Episodes

WWBUT 3 - I Super Care About Ghosts

Welcome to both of us being sick, a delightful audio treat full of sniffles and clearing our throats. We tried to edit it all out but folks: it's hard when you're as sick as we are. What have we been up to while we sit around and whine about having colds? How was PodCon? Let's find out!

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Folk of the Air by Peter S. Beagle
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North, Derek Charm, Rico Renzi, and Travis Lanham

Watching:

The Masked Singer
The Good Place
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
She's All That
Fellowship of the Ring

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Marvel's Runaways
The Ted Bundy Tapes
Gods'School
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Episode 98 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

Welcome to Episode 98! We're talking about The Nightmare Before Christmas, a favorite childhood film for both of us. Us being us, we're talking about commercialization, subversion, children's media, and racism. And yes, there is the smallest bit of self-conscious singing. 

If you want to get right to The Nightmare Before Christmas talk, skip ahead to 00:27:00. 

Warnings: Despite this being an episode about a children's movie, there's some minor cussing and references to genitalia. Oops. 

What Missy's Been Up To:

Playing:

Oxenfree

Reading:

Sword and Sonnet

What Merri's Been Up To:

Listening To:

Slow Burn

Reading:

Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Watching:

The Good Place

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Ultimate Sitcom by Sam Anderson

The Making of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Part One by Jim Korkis 

21 Things You Didn't Know About The Nightmare Before Christmas by Kristy Puchko  

Nightmare Before Christmas' Flaunts Burton's Wacky Style by David Sterritt

'Nightmare Before Christmas' Turns 20: From Shameful Spawn To Disney's Pride by Scott Mendelson 

Little Burton Blue: Tim Burton and the Product(ion) of Color in the Fairy-Tale Films The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride by D. Olson

The Nightmare Before Christmas Is Actually About Why Cultural Appropriation Is Terrible by Katie Schenkel 

Cuphead and the Racist Spectre of Fleischer Animation by Yussef Cole

The Other Pleasures: The Narrative Function of Race in the Cinema by Anna Everett 

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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 81 - Life is Strange: Before the Storm

We're returning to Arcadia Bay in Episode 81 - Life is Strange: Before the Storm! How does the prequel compare to the original? Just how queer is it, really? Why is Missy so het up to talk about labor? Find out within.

To get right to the Life is Strange talk, skip to 00:19:20.

Warnings: This episode is uncensored, and contains some potentially triggering discussions.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Playing:
Eco

Watching:
The Good Place S1

What Merri's Been Up To:

Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Eco Diaries: We’re Not Very Good At This Ecology Thing by Joesph Langdon and Melissa Brinks
The Ongoing Voice Actor's Strike Is More Than Just a Little Drama by Ian Williams
SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement to End Video Game Strike
Hella Big Shoes To Fill: Deck Nine Games’ Zak Garriss on Life is Strange: Before the Storm by Melissa Brinks
Life is Strange: Before The Storm Ep. Two Captures The Recklessness of Teenage Crushes by Patricia Hernandez
Dread and Hope Characterize Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode Two by Melissa Brinks

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