Episode 85 - Lady Bird

Big dreams, small towns - is it our upbringing, or a discussion about Lady Bird? Fun fact: it's both! It's time for episode 85, all about Greta Gerwig's 2017 film Lady Bird!

To get right to the Lady Bird talk, skip to 00:34:00.

Warnings: We're cussing. We weren't going to, but then it happened. Oops!

What Missy's Been Up To:

Ready Player One
Big Dreams, Small Spaces

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

What Merri's Been Up To:


Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
What big publishers can learn about representation from small games by Meg Jayanth
A Tribute to Lady Bird, Which Won No Oscars, But Was Still Hella Tight by Hunter Harris
Lady Bird Review by Sheila O'Malley
Lady Bird is fit to stand beside the most glittering examples of female coming-of-age films by Ryan Gilby
Lady Bird is not just one of 2017’s best films. It’s a beautiful, hilarious act of love. by Alissa Wilkinson
7 Teenage Girls and Their Moms on Watching Lady Bird Together by Anne Silman
Why the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Lady Bird Feels So Real by Anna Silman
Review: Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ Is Big-Screen Perfection by AO Scott

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Episode 17 - Teen "Chick Flicks"

Welcome to episode 17, TEEN CHICK FLICKS, in which Merri and Missy discuss some of their favorite teen movies that are so often relegated to being “chick flicks.” Topics of conversation include teen heartthrobs, 90s girl power, and how we should really just stop using the term “chick flicks” already. 

What Missy’s Been Up To:


  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • Still Life With Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  • Fresh Romance


  • Splatoon
  • Homesick
  • Year Walk


  • Inside Out

What Merri’s Been Up To:


  • Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison


  • Steven Universe
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Stitchers

Some Links You May Find Interesting:

The Pizza Party Where Everyone Got Fired - Stories of layoffs in the games industry from Kotaku
Things That Keep Women Out of the Games Industry by Brie Code, lead programmer of Child of Light
Why Men Hate Chick Flicks by Michael Taylor
Pondering the Chick Flick by Melissa Silverstein