Episodes

Episode 37 - Guilty Pleasures

We’re back with episode 37, discussing all of our deepest, darkest, guiltiest pleasures. What is a guilty pleasure? Should we feel guilty for consuming media? What’s up with hate-watching? Is Missy truly the pettiest girl alive? All this and more, including a decidedly dark turn as we discuss the US presidential election.

What Missy’s Been Up To:

Reading:
  • Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat by Kate Leth and Brittney Williams
  • Toxoplasmosis by Melanie Gillman

    What Merri’s Been Up To:

    Watching:
  • The 100
  • Daredevil

    Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

  • "Decoding the artistic inspiration behind 'Daredevil's gorgeous season 2 posters" by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
  • "An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector" by Stephanie Cegielski
  • “Against Guilty Pleasure” by Jennifer Szalai
  • 'Hate Watching' Is Mostly Just Being Embarrassed by Your Own Tastes by Madeleine Davies
  • Episode 25 - False Empowerment

    We’re back with episode 25 (whoa! 25 episodes!), discussing false empowerment. What does false empowerment mean? Does dubious intent on the part of a creator mean you can’t feel empowered by something? What the heck is going on in Sucker Punch? We’ll attempt to answer these questions, except for what’s going on in Sucker Punch—that’s a mystery for the ages. 

    Just some housekeeping updates: we launched a Patreon! If you like what we do and want to help us keep doing it bigger and better, you can donate a small amount per episode for sweet rewards. We’re looking to bump up our audio quality first and foremost, and we only need $7.50 more per episode to do it!

    Secondly, we’re now on Stitcher! If you don’t have access to iTunes and want to listen to us on the go (or you want any of Stitcher’s other cool features), now you can use your favorite radio streaming service to listen to us as well. Lucky you!

    What Missy’s Been Up To:

    Reading:

    • The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    • Then it Was Dark, edited by Sarah Benin

    Watching:

    • Free! Season 2
    • The Borgias
    • Crimson Peak

    What Merri’s Been Up To:

    Reading:

    • Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
    • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

    Watching: 

    • Minority Report
    • Star Wars: Rebels
    • Steven Universe