Episodes

Episode 82 - The Good Place

Welcome! Everything is fine. Maybe. Because we're talking about The Good Place! Mostly, we're talking about philosophy, ethics, and our personal moral failings and strengths. It's a bit heavy.

To get right to The Good Place talk, skip to 00:14:20.

Warnings: This episode is censored, but contains numerous uses of "hell" as well as some conversations about the fear of death.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Playing:
Florence

Reading:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

Listening To:
Witch, Please

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:
Riverdale
Star Wars: Rebels

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

How The Good Place Goes Beyond ‘The Trolley Problem’ by Elizabeth Yuko
The Good Place: how a sitcom made philosophy seem cool by Andrew P Street
The Good Psychology In 'The Good Place' by Tania Lombrozo
Talking to a Philosopher About ‘The Good Place’ by Alison Herman
Searching for The Good Place Within America by Angela Yuen
No Rest for the Wicked in The Good Place Midseason Return by Emily Lauer

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Episode 63 - 13 Reasons Why and Teen Dramas

Vacation is over, which means we're back with episode 63 on teen dramas, and specifically 13 Reasons Why. We're talking about responsible discussion of heavy issues, how dramas target a specific audience, and who gets caught in the crossfire, as well as our favorite things about rich kids--nothing.

Warning: This episode has serious trigger warnings for suicidal ideation, self harm, sexual assault, and eating disorders. It's a heavy episode, folks, so please take care before listening or feel free to skip it if those topics might be upsetting for you. It's also NSFW because we didn't censor swearing.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Secrets of the Goat People #1: Voice
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Small Town Witch: Love and Wonder by Alex “Muun” Singer, Jayd “Chira” Air-Kaci, Jen Doyle, and Ariana Maher

Watching:

Don't Breathe
La La Land

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Battlestar Galactica
The Handmaid's Tale
Harlots

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
13ReasonsWhy.info
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
The Single Reason Everyone Should Watch The OC
"'13 Reasons Why' Makes a Smarmy Spectacle of Suicide" by Jia Tolentino
"‘13 Reasons Why’ Scared The Shit Out Of Me — And It Should Scare You Too" by Ijeoma Oluo
"Schools warned about Netflix show '13 Reasons Why'" by Rachael D'Amore

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Episode 58 - Sailor Moon Super S

It's time for episode 58, which means we're knee-deep in Sailor Moon Super S! Want bizarre circus performers, crop tops for boys, and sweet horse loving? Look no further.

Warning: There's a bit of Freudian analysis in here, which is almost deserving of a warning in itself. But, more importantly, there's some discussion of genitalia with regard to some of the imagery of this season—this episode may not be the best to listen to with children unless you want weird questions about what penis envy and castration anxiety are.

Mistakes: Missy definitely meant that it was Usagi who was less jealous in the Sailor Moon R movie, but oh well.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, edited by Jay M Gates and Monica Valentineli
Cats I've Known by Katie Haegele

Watching:

My Brother, My Brother, and Me

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Riverdale
OA
3%
Star Wars Rebels

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Betty and Veronica doing…something.
Brit Marling’s The OA and The Sound of My Voice Caution Against Not Believing Women by Teresa Jusino

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