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Duality, Puppetry, and Podling Rights in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Duality, Puppetry, and Podling Rights in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

February 19, 2020

Stephanie is too busy and does not want to discuss Jimmy's idea for this week's podcast (aka the puppet episode), so in the spirit of resistance, Jimmy has taken control of the mic and invited the Queen of Fantasy (aka Dr Kirstin Mills) to discuss the new Netflix series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Join them as they discuss duality, puppetry, world-building, and Podling rights. 

Love it or Hate it? The New BBC/Netflix Dracula

Love it or Hate it? The New BBC/Netflix Dracula

January 22, 2020

The new Netflix adaptation has divided audiences: some love it, some hate it. This week, Stephanie and Kirstin give their verdict (spoiler: they neither loved nor hated it!)

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, aka The Gothic Charms of a Sassy Witch

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, aka The Gothic Charms of a Sassy Witch

October 2, 2019

It's time to get spoooooky. This month, Stephanie and Kirstin discuss the Gothic charms, sassy witches and excellent cats of the Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty … but enough about me, let’s talk about Fleabag

Brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty … but enough about me, let’s talk about Fleabag

September 4, 2019

We love Fleabag. No, we really love Fleabag. This week, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss their love of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty comedy. 

Game of Thrones Finale: The Rant is Long and Full of Terrors

Game of Thrones Finale: The Rant is Long and Full of Terrors

June 5, 2019

Everybody is talking about the Game of Thrones finale. So, we decided to as well. Jimmy and Louise join Stephanie to discuss the final series of the worldwide phenomenon but fair warning: ranting awaits.

Netflix’s adaption of Atwood’s Alias Grace: It may be binge-worthy but is it rant-worthy?

Netflix’s adaption of Atwood’s Alias Grace: It may be binge-worthy but is it rant-worthy?

February 21, 2018

Margaret Atwood's 1996 novel Alias Grace was recently made into a television adaptation, available on Netflix and starring Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks, and produced by Canadian actress Sarah Polley. This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy discuss the series, focusing on crime, feminism and ambiguous endings (and Stephanie rants a lot). 

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Elf, Rudolph, Mannequin Mom, Mr Hanky, and the Osmonds - it must be the Christmas Show!

Elf, Rudolph, Mannequin Mom, Mr Hanky, and the Osmonds - it must be the Christmas Show!

December 20, 2017

Christmas is a time for...escaping family by watching television and reading? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy discuss their favourite Christmas books, films and tv shows, and Stephanie is mocked for liking Elf. Merry Christmas!

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20 Years a Slay: A Celebration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

20 Years a Slay: A Celebration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

October 25, 2017

Buffy is the greatest television show of all time. At least, that's what Stephanie, Dr Kirstin Mills and Dr Lorin Schwarz think. This week, they discuss the enduring appeal of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the genius of Joss Whedon, and why they can't get enough of Spike.