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Episode 147 – Hannibal

Do you love gothic, blood-soaked romance, queer theory, aestheticism and lustfully eating birds? Join us as we take a look at NBC’s Hannibal!

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WWBUT 45 – Eating People Really is a Bad Thing to Do

What a delight it is to be recording a normal-sized episode with a normal amount of things in it. So what have we been up to?

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Episode 146 – The Witch

We’re talking about the Witch, including the history of Calvinism, the appeal of witches, and whether the film’s ending is empowering or not!

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WWBUT 44 – Justice for the Elves

Welcome to 2021, an arbitrary flipping of the calendar that we nonetheless hope will bring us more joy than the dumpster fire we just experienced. Since we took the month off, this is a supersized edition of what we’ve been up to!

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Episode 145 – Bring it ON

Bring it On brought us many iconic, quotable lines. It also brought us a surprisingly nuanced example of cultural appropriation and the problems of white guilt. Also, Jesse Bradford and Eliza Dushku. Let’s get into it!

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WWBUT 43 – Fermentation

Our lists this week are a good reminder of why we don’t usually take much time off. Buckle in, it’s a long one!

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Episode 144 – The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Part 2

A boarding school for witch orphans, a bunch of imposters, and a griffin named Klartch—it’s time for part two of our dive into Diana Wynne Jones’ Chronicles of Chrestomanci! Some Links You Might Find Interesting: Power Plays: Paradigms of Power in “The Pinhoe Egg” and “The Merlin Conspiracy” by Martha P. Hixon Children’s Literature Association […]

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WWBUT 42 – Team Demon Club

It’s once again time to judge Missy and Merri’s eclectic taste, featuring lots of horror, a long explanation of The 100, and judging the heck out of Leonardo Dicaprio.

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Episode 143 – The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Part 1

Missy has lucked out once again, as Fake Geek Girls is taking a look at one of her favorite childhood book series: Diana Wynne Jones’ Chronicles of Chrestomanci! We’re talking about Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, multiverses, orientalism, and why children’s literature is good, actually. Some Links You Might Find Interesting: “Why don’t you be […]

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WWBUT 41 – I Would Like to See Those Memes

What have we been up to? Merri’s seeing a LOT of Dakota Johnson, and Missy is watching Oscar bait and utter trash.