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Episode 67 – Sad Girl Aesthetic

Time to get sad in episode 67, in which we discuss what we’re calling the ‘sad girl aesthetic,’ or the intentional cultivation of a sad, feminine image. What’s so appealing about this kind of aesthetic? What does its popularity represent in a deeper sense? Why sadness? Why? We’re diving into The Virgin Suicides, The Love Witch, and the oeuvre of Lana Del Rey to find out.

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Episode 48 – Witches

Welcome to episode 48, in which we discuss the role of the witch in pop culture and our own lives. What is it about magic-using women and the association with darkness and evil that gets us–and so many others–all fired up? We’re doing our best to figure it out. Also, Merri’s going to be on a panel at GeekGirlCon! Check it out hereā€”it’s the one on magical girls at 1:30 pm Saturday. Hope to see you there!

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Episode 41 – AI

We’re back with episode 42, discussing AI, specifically of the female or female-coded variety. Topics include the films Her and Ex Machina, and the comic Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, how those stories are in conversation with one another, what gender has to do with robots, and whether artificial intelligence is even that great of an idea, anyway. Special thanks to our friend Stephani for the donuts. Oh, and her intelligent conversation.