Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

By Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo

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Jarlath McGrath
 Aug 8, 2021
Great walk down Sunnydale Memory Lane.

Claire V
 Apr 1, 2021
Amazing. The nostalgia!!! Listen to this while at home with my toddler, he bops about during the jingles.

Dee Courtney
 Aug 12, 2020
Love the hosts, love the songs, love the jingles. Wow, wow, wow, wow. Such a good time.


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Description

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a bi-weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time. Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! *wolf howl*

Episode Date
7.19 Empty Places
01:52:25

LaToya Ferguson, pod-nemesis, joins us in conversation about S7E19: Empty Places! There are hot pockets, sexual tension on the Revello porch that might make your head set aflame, a proper recipe for a bloomin' onion, and a power struggle for the ages that results in Buffy being ousted from her own home...

SNAG VIRTUAL TICKETS TO OUR TWO NIGHT FINALE!!

September 17 & 18 on Moment House
moment.co/bufferingthevampireslayer.com

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

SPECIAL GUEST

LaToya Ferguson: @lafergs

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

MUSIC

"Empty Places" was written, produced, and performed by Jenny Owen Youngs

SUPPORT US ON PATREON!
Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

Aug 17, 2022
0.43: Willow: Jewish, Witch, Jewitch?
01:52:33

Kristin is talking with with Rabbi Leah Jordan and Pam Grossman — writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history — to dig deep into Willow's Jewishness, her witchy-ness, and how those two identities are in conversation with each other (or how we *wish* they would have been!) across seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

This episode contains spoilers through the end of Season 7 of Buffy!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Rabbi Leah Jordan: @leah_solo; Kehillah North London
Pam Grossman: @phantasmaphile; pamgrossman.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

MORE ON OUR GUESTS

Leah Jordan is Rabbi of Kehillah North London

She received semicha from the Leo Baeck College in London and has lived and worked for over a decade in Britain. Leah is co-coordinator of Azara-Opening the Beit Midrash (www.asra.org.uk), a new initiative creating Jewish text learning for everyone in the UK, and they are a current and founding member of Na’amod: British Jews Against Occupation (@NaamodUK), a movement of British Jews dedicated to ending our community’s support for the Occupation. 

Leah has spent three years of their adult life in Jerusalem, learning Torah and on-the-ground organising, as a Fellow at both the Conservative Yeshiva and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, as well as doing a yearlong Fellowship at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City. Leah also holds an MA in Jewish Studies from King’s College London, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Kansas, with concentrations in Modern European History and French language studies at the Alliance Française in Paris.

Leah is from a ‘country,’ as Bob Dylan wrote, ‘called the Midwest.’ They especially love teaching Torah & Jewish text study, youth work, building community, and organising for change. They also love travel & the universe, both this actual one, as well as fictional universes and stories. They live in London with their partner, Benji Stanley, also a rabbi. She/They

Pam Grossman is the creator and host of internationally beloved podcast, The Witch Wave ("The Terry Gross of witches" - Vulture), the author of the critically acclaimed books, Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power  (Gallery Books) and What is a Witch (Tin Can Forest Press), and the co-editor of the WITCHCRAFT volume of Taschen's Library of Esoterica series. Her writing has appeared in such outlets as The New York TimesThe Atlantic, Time, and Ms. Magazine. She is cofounder of the Occult Humanities Conference at NYU, and her art exhibitions and magical projects have been featured in such publications as ArtforumArt in America, and The New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two feline familiars. You can find her at PamGrossman.com and @Phantasmaphile, and support her work at The Witch Wave Patreon!

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Links from Leah:

how Antisemitism and white supremacy are intertwined

Scholar Matthew Pateman on Willow's "disappearing Jewishness"

great summary of representations of anti-Jewish archetypes in media, with scholar Jonathan Branfman

Concepts in Jewish Tradition: Demons & DemonologyIs There a Jewish Afterlife?Teshuva, or RepentanceKabbalah and Mysticism 101Tikkun Olam: Repairing the WorldMaimonides (Rambam) and His TextsLilith: Lady Flying in the Darkness

Genesis, chapter 4, verse 7: "Surely, if you try to do right, There is uplift. But if you do not do right Sin crouches at the door; Its urge is toward you, Yet you can be overcome it.”

SVARA: a traditionally radical yeshiva, a queer yeshiva

Nonbinary Hebrew Project

AND kids now are doing Willow Rosenberg-themed b'nei mitzvah!


Links from Pam:

Ezra Rose

Key of Solomon

The Lesser Key of Solomon (Goetia)

Incantation bowls

Hamsa

Mezuzah

Dori Midnight

Rebekah Erev

Kohonet Hebrew Priestess Institute

Ashkenazi Herbalism by Adam Siegel and Deatra Cohen

Margaret Murray

Witch-cult hypothesis

Gerald Gardner

Wicca

Starhawk

Zsuzsanna Budapest

Margot Adler

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Aleister Crowley

Dion Fortune

Tree of Life/Sefirot (Kabbalah)

Kabbalah v. Cabala v. Qabalah

Shedim (or sheydim)

Golem

opshprekherin

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Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Pam Grossman, and Leah Jordan
With support from Alba Daza and Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

Aug 10, 2022
7.18 Dirty Girls
01:52:11

Faith is back in Sunnydale and we are feeling dirtier than ever, Nathan Fillion's bangs are the most evil part about Caleb, Spike remembers the entire galloping, warm champagne monologue (vampires, they're just like us!), and a lot of other really hard, really bad shit happens because this is Season 7!  We are LIVE from Chicago's Lincoln Hall this week discussing S7E18: Dirty Girls, with special guests Jess Abbott, Rosemary Maybe, Morgan Lutich, and Alba Daza! 

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Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

SPECIAL GUESTS

Jess Abbott: @jessdanielabbott
Rosemary Maybe: @rosemarymaybe
Morgan Lutich: @lorganmutich
Alba Daza: @alba.daza

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

MUSIC

"Dirty Girls" was written, produced, and performed by Jenny Owen Youngs and Jess Abbott

Learn more about Jess & her music here: https://tancredmusic.com/

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

Aug 03, 2022
7.17 Lies My Parents Told Me
01:54:08

We've got mommy issues, we've got daddy issues, and we've got A LOT OF BULLSHIT! In flashbacks, Spike wants to bring his mom on vacation with Drusilla (lol) and tiny, adorable Robin knocks over a trash can to assist his slayer-mom Nikki. In present day, the power of iTunes 1.0 triggers Spike inside of Robin's cross-laden garage and they FIGHT, while elsewhere Giles behaves like a f*cking asshole. Yes, yes, it is time for Season 7 Episode 17: Lies My Parents Told Me!

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
• July 23: Dirty Girls Weekend: The History of #Fuffy | CHICAGO IRL TICKETS
• July 24: Dirty Girls Weekend: Live Taping of S7E18 | VIRTUAL TICKETS
• September 17 & 18: Slayers, Every One Of Us: The Two Night FinaleSign up for virtual ticket notifications

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

SEGMENT GUESTS

Alba Daza: @alba.daza
Charlie Peppers: @charlie.peppers

Listen to Alba + Charlie's full conversation here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69033063

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

MUSIC

"Lies My Parents Told Me" was written, produced, and performed by Jenny Owen Youngs

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

Jul 13, 2022
7.16 Storyteller
01:59:03

Welcome, gentle viewers, to our taping of S7E16's "Storyteller" LIVE from Philadelphia!!! We have shirtless cereal pours, many mispronunciations of the word VamPYRE, two oven mitts and a smoking jacket, a history of mirrors, and many Andrew-feelings from special guests Jeremy Rodriguez, Caroline Orejuela, and our very own nemesis LaToya Ferguson!! Massive thanks to World Cafe Live for a wonderful evening and to all of the beautiful folks of Philly for making the night so special!!

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
• July 23: "Dirty Girls" | CHICAGO IRL TICKETS | A Night of Music & Sexy Hellmath
• July 24: "Dirty Girls" | VIRTUAL TICKETS | Live Recording of S7E18
• September 17 & 18: "Slayers, Every One Of Us" - The Two Night FinaleSign up for virtual ticket notifications

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

SPECIAL GUESTS

Jeremy Rodriguez: @rodriguezjeremy; https://linktr.ee/rodriguezjeremy
Caroline Orejuela: @caroineorjells; https://www.carolineorejuela.com/
LaToya Ferguson: @lafergs; https://la-fergs.tumblr.com/

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

MUSIC

"Storyteller" was written by Jenny Owen Youngs, produced by Jenny Owen Youngs and John Mark Nelson, and performed by John Mark Nelson

More on John Mark Nelson: https://ffm.bio/johnmarknelson

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

Jun 29, 2022
7.15 Get It Done
01:54:30

We've got a heaping scoop of racism and colonialist bullshit this week, including but not limited to a very troubling (and problematic af!) origin story of the Slayer line! We also have a damn fine performance by Lalaine, a deep dive into the difference between puppets and muppets (unclear), and Buffy being REALLY OUT OF LINE. Yes, that's right, it is Season 7 Episode 15: Get It Done.

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
• July 23 & 24: A "Dirty Girls" Weekend at Lincoln Hall in Chicago
• September 17 & 18: "Slayers, Every One Of Us" - The Two Night FinaleSign up for virtual ticket notifications

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

MUSIC

"Get It Done" was written, produced and performed by Jenny Owen Youngs

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

Jun 15, 2022
7.14 First Date
01:54:40

Robin Wood is taking Buffy on a date to a hidden restaurant in the alleys of Sunnydale (that makes brandied pears?!), Xander is helping Ashanti pick out the right rope to help tie him up over the Seal of Danzalthar, and the gang has really outdone themselves at home by trying to us a WIRE on Andrew to record The First. Wow. Here we are with Season 7, Episode 14: "First Date."

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
• June 11: "Storyteller" at World Cafe Live in Philly
• July 23 & 24: A "Dirty Girls" Weekend at Lincoln Hall in Chicago
• September 17 & 18: "Slayers, Every One Of Us" - The Two Night FinaleSign up for virtual ticket notifications

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

MUSIC

"First Date" was written, produced and performed by Jenny Owen Youngs

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

Jun 01, 2022
7.13 The Killer In Me
01:36:01

You know that feeling when you kiss a girl and it hits you so hard that you turn into the dude you killed last season?! And then you run into the girl who you kept as a rat in a cage for years?!?!?! It is a wild time in Sunnydale this week, folks, and to top everything off Riley Finn flirts with Spike from miles and miles away by lovingly calling him "assface." It is Season 7, Episode 13: "The Killer In Me."

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
• June 11: "Storyteller" at World Cafe Live in Philly
• July 23 & 24: A "Dirty Girls" Weekend at Lincoln Hall in Chicago
• September 17 & 18: "Slayers, Every One Of Us" - The Two Night FinaleSign up for virtual ticket notifications

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

MUSIC

"The Killer In Me" was written by Jenny Owen Youngs, produced by Jenny Owen Youngs and John Mark Nelson, and mixed by John Mark Nelson.

Vocals by Bess Rogers (as Willow)

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

May 18, 2022
7.12 Potential
01:57:54

Listen. We love Dawn, okay? She f*cking rules!! Join us and special guest Jessie Blount as we praise Dawn's virtues, question some of Buffy's choices as head counselor at Camp Potential, welcome Amanda into the fold and dig deep into the history of Snausages. It is Season 7 Episode 12, "Potential."

SLAYERS, EVERY ONE OF US: THE EPIC TWO-NIGHT FINALE OF BUFFERING THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
September 17 & 18, 2022 at Brooklyn's Bell House
• Pre-Sale: Thursday, May 5th at 10am ET for Buffering Patrons
• On-Sale: Friday, May 6th at 10am ET
• Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slayers-everyone-one-of-us-2-night-finale-of-buffering-the-vampire-slayer-tickets-330034200177

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

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Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Special Guest Jessie Blount is one half of Hashtag Ruthless Productions, the creators of the podcasts The Gayly Prophet and EsGAYpe From Reality, which are about Harry Potter and the Simon Snow series, respectively. She also hosts a Patreon-only Buffy podcast called We Are The Gayers. Connect with her on instagram @livefromdetroit or on twitter @jessie_detroit

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

May 04, 2022
7.11 Showtime
01:40:55

You know that feeling when you're a centuries-old vampyric ancestor named Turok-Han and you just want to kill a bunch of potential slayers so that you can keep the world's oldest evil happy, but then you wind up at a half-built library and the Slayer herself turns on the spotlights, dons a top hat, and promptly beheads you in front of all of your adoring fans?! It's Showtime, baby...

TWO SLAYERS, NO WAITING: A "DIRTY GIRLS WEEKEND" at Lincoln Hall in Chicago
July 23 & 24, 2022 — tickets at lh-st.com
Pre-Sale: Thursday, April 21st at 10am ET / 9am CT for Buffering Patrons
On-Sale: Friday, April 22nd at 1pm ET / 12pm CT

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

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Apr 20, 2022
7.10 Bring On The Night
01:32:02

Giles is back in corduroy with some new potential slayer step-sisters, Drusilla as The First is wriggling and giggling about, Xander and Andrew *cannot* stop flirting, and Turok-Han is really, really strong. So strong, in fact, that he almost undoes Buffy... but, battered and bruised, she explains to the potentials and the Scooby gang that if the Hellmouth is gonna f*cking swallow them?? It is gonna CHOKE. ON. HER. It is Season 7 Episode 10: Bring On The Night, and we are ready to rock.

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Apr 06, 2022
0.42 Welcome to the HelenMouth: Linguistics in Buffy with Helen Zaltzman
01:09:57

Dear friend of the pod Helen Zalztman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This!) joins us today for a deep dive into linguistics in Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Why does Giles' leatherbound book use a "Y" in Vampyre? Why does television rely so heavily on Latin to convey magic spells? Where does the word "coven" originate? Did Buffy coin the term "wiggins"?! In the words of one Jenny Owen Youngs, wow wow wow Wow WOW. 

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Mar 30, 2022
0.41 Celebrating 25 Years of Buffy from Sunnydale High
01:34:31

We celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Torrance High School, aka Sunnydale High, with hundreds of your beautiful nerdy faces — and it was one of the best nights of our damn lives. We are going through some of our favorite high-school moments from Buffy, including the infamous Oedipus Rex performance at the end of "The Puppet Show," (17:22) the meeting of The Mayor, Faith, Buffy, Angel and everyone else in "Choices," (33:12) and that romantically terrifying lovers-to-ghosts possession in "I Only Have Eyes For You" (55:14). Oh, and then we prove that Buffy and Faith absolutely totally entirely had sex with each other (1:10:20). It was truly a night for the books.

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Mar 18, 2022
7.09 Never Leave Me
01:25:46

Andrew is cosplaying as Spike and being interrogated by Xander and Anya while Actual Spike is drinking blood out of bags and shattering chairs to bits (at the behest of another More Evil Spike). The scoobies would do well to remember that there are manacles in the basement, and everyone else would do well to remember that they could USE THE DOOR instead of BREAKING THE F*CKING WINDOWS AGAIN. It is Season 7 Episode 9: Never Leave Me! 

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Mar 09, 2022
7.08 Sleeper
01:30:50

Time to repair all of the broken windows at the Summers' house, see Aimee Mann at The Bronze, and get a little kinky with Spike in the name of detective work! The thing beneath us is also getting PARTICULARLY hot and bothered as we near the mid-point of the season and, perhaps relatedly, several women in Sunnydale seem to only be able to speak in breathy porn voices when they meet attractive vampires who want to bite them. It is Season 7 Episode 8: Sleeper!

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Feb 23, 2022
7.07 Conversations with Dead People
01:53:46

Special Guest Hrishi Hirway joins us to discuss S7E7: Conversations with Dead People! Cassie is back in the library making Willow cry (which makes us cry), Dawn is microwaving marshmallows with poltergeists, Spike is on a date, Holden Webster is EXACTLY the kind of guy who would rise from the dead just to tell you about how your womanly mind works, and Andrew is doing very very bad things at the spooky seal underneath the high school. Also, Cassie swallows herself? It's a real journey, folks.

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Feb 09, 2022
7.06 Him
01:36:39

You know that feeling when something from beneath you is devouring and you're like, really trying to sort what the hell that is so you can save the world for like the billionth time, but then some high school student puts on a mystical letterman jacket and then instead of working on saving the world you have to try to bazooka the principal to win over the love of this letterman jacket wearing hottie? Life is hard!!

It is S7E6: Him and honestly, scoobies, shit is getting W I L D.

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Jan 26, 2022
7.05 Selfless
01:42:32

We are BACK, the year is 2022, and everything is coming up Anya. We go deeper into understanding Anya's origins and past then ever before, we get a brilliantly horrible CGI spider, Kristin dubs the frat house "Murdercrombie" (did she miss the perfect opportunity to say "Murdercrombie and Witch" — yes, she did) and Jenny expounds on what it means when you call someone "Lemon Drop." We hope that someday we get a spin-off show at the Vengeance Demon Offices, but until that time we will revel in one of our favorite episodes: Selfless!

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"Selfless" was written by Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo and produced by Jenny Owen Youngs

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Jan 12, 2022
7.04 Help
01:24:40

Buffy is using all of her slayer know-how to be a guidance counselor at the new Sunnydale High and it seems that, as many might have anticipated, those two skill sets do not have significant overlap — though she is great at sharpening pencils. Spike is still feeling very very sad in the basement, Zachary Ty Bryan is here to remind us that boys (in robes) will be boys (in robes), and Cassie's death hits the Scooby gang hard because... what do you do if you know you can't help?

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Dec 15, 2021
7.03 Same Time, Same Place
01:20:57

Today's episode was taped LIVE and both of us were in the same place at the same time ...to talk about Season 7 Episode 3, "Same Time, Same Place"! HOW NOVEL. Will there be Gnarl impressions? Yes. Will we re-enact the entire scene between Willow and Anya with their sexy candles? Pretty much. Will we get weepy in the end when, as always, chosen family holds strong? Damn right.

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Dec 01, 2021
0.40 Seeing Red & "The Monster Myth"
01:09:46

This is a re-airing of "Seeing Red & 'The Monster Myth,'" which originally aired in our Patreon feed alongside Buffy's S6E19: "Seeing Red"

We've chosen to re-air this episode in the main feed the week after Season 7's second episode, "Beneath You," to double down on the conversation surrounding accountability, and on the nuance that exists when there is a pre-existing intimate relationship that has to be navigated in the context of harm. You’ll hear Jess talk about those who share childcare responsibilities, finances, and in other ways still have to rely on the person who has harmed them, and also hear us speak to the importance of letting the person harmed — in this case Buffy — dictate the terms of the relationship.

Content Warning: Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Rape
This episode contains spoilers through the end of Buffy Season 7

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We are in conversation with Jess Clark, who today joins Alba Daza and Kristin Russo to foster a space for much-needed and nuanced conversation on Spike's sexual assault of Buffy as depicted in S6E19's "Seeing Red."

We explore how media has historically shaped what we anticipate and assume about sexual assault, how this episode upends some of those tropes, and how the episode's depiction and the larger arc between Spike and Buffy can be used as a lens to explore much more beyond Sunnydale.

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This episode was produced & hosted by Alba Daza, Jess Clark,& Kristin Russo

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Jess Clark is the Prevention Manager at Solace Crisis Treatment Center (a rape crisis center) in Santa Fe, NM and a consultant for Catharsis Productions out of Chicago. He has been doing sexual violence prevention for a decade and his work focuses on increasing youth capacity to interrogate systems of oppression, exploring queer/trans masculinites as a site of violence prevention, and supporting organizations in better serving transgender communities through policies and best practices.

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Further Reading / Papers Referenced by Alba & Jess in episode

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Nov 24, 2021
7.02 Beneath You
01:22:44

From Beneath You, This Episode Devours.
That's it, that's the whole description.

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Nov 17, 2021
Angel On Top — 4x1 Deep Down
01:28:42

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Scoobies, we are back... and better than ever? The latter can neither be confirmed nor denied, but the former is so, so true. (And in our own feed.) Angel on Top continues its spoiler-free dissection of all things exclusively Angel the series -- and rivalry with all things Buffering the Vampire Slayer -- with our coverage of Angel Season 4. And it all begins with the Season 4 premiere, the very appropriately titled "Deep Down." So join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA the Gunn Squad, and so much more), alongside special guest-slash-nemesis Kristin Russo, as they begin (deep) down the road of a new season of both Angel the series and Angel on Top.

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Nov 12, 2021
7.01 Lessons
01:26:32

Sunnydale High School is BACK, and so the f*ck are we!!!! Welcome to Season 7, scoobies. We've got ghost zombies, blueprints, and a brand new principal — not to mention a second ensouled vampire hiding in the basement with every single big bad we've ever met? Buckle up, buckle in, helmets on, let's do this thing.

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Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

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Nov 03, 2021
0.39 Unbury Your Gays
01:16:35

As a part of a four-episode series surrounding 6.19 Seeing Red, Kristin curated a conversation with Emma O'Sullivan — a former Kitten Board member who met her wife on the Willow & Tara boards in the early aughts — and Jen Malkowski, our very favorite "scholar of death," who also happened to be hanging out on The Kitten Board when the show aired.

This conversation is both its own capturing of queer history and also a more comprehensive look at the importance of queer representation, the impact of the death of Tara Maclay, and a celebration of Tara, Willow, and the community of queer viewership that has catalogued, spoken up, and held each other through decades of irresponsible media representation.

This episode originally aired on our Patreon RSS feed, and we are now releasing it in the main feed!
This conversation contains spoilers through Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Never-ending gratitude to Emma O'Sullivan, former Kitten board member, who you can find on Twitter @osulliverse, and Jen Malkowski who writes and teaches at Smith College about digital media; documentary; death and dying; and race, gender and sexuality in media. Read more about their work here!

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Episode Curated, Produced & Edited by Kristin Russo
Logo: Kristine Thune

Related Reading:

The Kitten Board's "The Lesbian Cliche FAQ"
Autostraddle's List of "Dead Lesbian and Bisexual Characters on TV, and How They Died"
• Vito Russo's "The Celluloid Closet"

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Oct 13, 2021
6.22 Grave
01:53:46

We are heading out of the grave and into the light, dearest scoobies — it is the end, the end of Season Six! WE MADE IT!!!!

Dark Willow did not destroy the world, Giles did not die (but did smolder), Dawn efficiently fought off the lobster tree demons alongside her big sister slayer just like she always wanted, Spike, um, well... also got what he (maybe?) wanted?? Hard to really SAY, but we have a lot of feelings as you'd expect and we are so incredibly grateful to have had your company in a season that took us from copper pipes to musicals to depression on the local route, if you know what we mean!!

Until Next Season, AWOOOOooOOOOOoOooo!

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Sep 15, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x22 Tomorrow
01:35:51

It's the season finale, scoobies!!! We've got a whole entire family feud up at the top to kick us off into Angel's S3E22: Tomorrow — and don't you worry because Justine is also here, along with her new... theme song? ... to let us know that despite Angel being at the bottom of the sea and Cordy being up in the sky, we still have true hope here on earth complete with wallet chains and chunky boots.

Use the links below to follow us on social media as we will be updating our feed before we return with Season 4!

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Sep 14, 2021
6.21 Two To Go
01:13:25

Oh mannnnnnn Dark Willow needs to kick every square inch of Buffy's ass and is also driving a truck by standing on top of it and is also making cops take naps and by the way did you know she also has some shit to do with Rack and *also* she would like to do an impression of Dawn whining?!?! A busy day.

It is S6E21: Two To Go.
Oh, and one more thing?
Daddy's home.

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Sep 08, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x21 Benediction
01:21:03

Hello, Scoobies. Naturally, Angel Season 3 continues its focus on fathers and sons (sons and fathers) with "Benediction," an episode where our heroes really need a nice, hot shower. But you know what this episode also continues? The season's focus on its breakout character: JUSTINE. (Pause for applause.) So join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA the Gunn Squad, and so much more) as they continue to talk good and/or bad parenting, Holtz and Justine's whole deal, what exactly Angel (and The WB) was trying to do with Vincent Kartheiser, and poor, sad Groosalugg.

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Sep 01, 2021
6.20 Villains
01:39:16

She owes you! She owes you paaaain! Whewwwww, that's right scoobies: Willow has gone and smooshed her vengeance seeking hands into *all* of the dark magic books and slurped up so much dark magic that her hair and eyes have turned black and her voice got an octave lower. This is not a drill! Dark Willow is here and she doesn't need anyone's help because she is going to avenge the death of Tara and, according to her... "she's not coming back."

It's Season 6 Episode 20: Villains and we are IN IT NOW.
*panicked look to camera*

Check out our extra episode today — an interview with Peggy Li, who designed jewelry for the show from Seasons 4-6, here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/55320733

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Aug 25, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x20 A New World
01:23:06

Slow motion. Questionable CGI. Whatever the plural of "chamois" (which is NOT spelled "shammy") is. Consider it what to expect when you're expecting "A New World." (That's the Angel episode title there, Scoobies.) Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA the Gunn Squad, and so much more) as they attempt to talk good and/or bad parenting, Connor Angel Stephen Holtz's whole deal, and yes, how hot Wesley is in this episode.

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Aug 18, 2021
0.38: A Conversation with Amber Benson
01:15:28

Amber Benson is here with us, in conversation with Kristin & Jenny, and we could not be more overjoyed!!!! We talk about witchcraft, memories from the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the impact of queer characters on television, the beauty and power of the Buffy fandom, and even that time that Amber thought no one noticed her dancing into a pole in Once More, With Feeling...

The biggest of all thank yous to Amber for spending time with us this week, and for everything she has done and continues to do in her brilliant work!!

This episode contains spoilers through the end of Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Listen to our special episode "Unbury Your Gays" with Kristin Russo, Emma O'Sullivan, and Jen Malkowski: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54817720
** This episode will also re-air in the main feed between Seasons 6 & 7 **

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• Twitter: https://twitter.com/amber_benson
• The Witches of Echo Park: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20949471-the-witches-of-echo-park

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Aug 12, 2021
6.19 Seeing Red
01:44:45

Seeing Red is here, whether we want it to be or not! This is one of FOUR episodes we produced and recorded to cover the episode as responsibly as possible. Making space for nuanced conversation on both the bathroom scene (a link to our episode with Jess Clark is below) and the Bury Your Gays trope (episode airing tomorrow on Patreon!) means that here, today, we get some space to have fun with Anya's hatred of men, fish metaphors, Andrew's pina colada, and Kristin singing Jenny's own songs at Jenny, to Jenny's horror.

Tomorrow you'll be getting our conversation with THE Amber Benson here in the main feed, as well as a conversation on Tara, Bury Your Gays, and The Kitten Board with Kristin, friend of the pod Jen Malkowski, and listener Emma O'Sullivan.

Link to our conversation on "The Monster Myth" with Jess Clark, Alba Daza, and Kristin Russo: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54758651
** This episode will also re-air in the main feed between Seasons 6 & 7 **

Time Stamps on our conversation on the bathroom scene: 55:41 - 1:02:19

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Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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WELCOME SAM BARBERA AS THE VOICE OF ANYA!

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Aug 11, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x19 The Price
01:22:19

Now, we're not sure if you've heard, but there is always a price to using dark magics. That's a lesson our foes over on Buffering the Vampire Slayer learned earlier this season (with "After Life"), and it's a lesson we're all learning this week on Angel on Top (with "The Price"). So prepare to have an answer to the inevitable "Who Wore It Better?"-esque question when it comes to talk of all things thaumogenesis, Scoobies. And join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA the Gunn Squad, and so much more) as they navigate all things translucent demon slugs, Wolfram & Hart non sequiturs, and Wesley's upsetting attractiveness level.

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Jul 28, 2021
6.18 Entropy
01:35:34

If Spike and Anya doing it on the Magic Box table wasn't enough for you (Giles would be scandalized!), then how about Ira Madison III here in-episode with us talking about all of his hottest takes on Season 6?? One thing we all agree on: Xander, shut the f*ck up.

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WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST IRA MADISON III

Instagram: @irathethird
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Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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Jul 21, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x18 Double or Nothing
01:17:56

Scoobies, a question: Is "Double or Nothing" a fun episode of Angel or is it quite a sad episode of Angel? Depending on who you ask during this episode of Angel on Top—and possibly despite the iconic Coolio needle drop—the answer might surprise you. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) as they attempt to answer this very difficult question. They also celebrate the return of Cordelia (and Groo!), try, yet again, to figure out certain geographical choices in Angel's version of Los Angeles, and get some insight into the making of "Double or Nothing" from episode writer David H. Goodman. That's all fun, right?

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Jul 14, 2021
6.17 Normal Again
01:29:49

The bells of hell stopped ringing just long enough for three asshole men to gaslight Buffy (AND US?!) into doubting her own reality! How cool. How sweet. How lovely. HOW CHARMING. Fuck everyone, because yeah it's S6E17: Normal Again and we are pissed. Oh, also, we play a game where we guess all of the groceries that Spike is carrying in his brown paper bag, because we care about you!

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Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Jul 08, 2021
0.37 Normalizing Harmful Shit, Again: Talking Mental Health + Pop Culture
01:28:06

Sarah Duncan, a Pop Culture Scholar, Multidisciplinary Artist & Cultural Worker, is here in conversation with Kristin & Alba — we are talking about the harmful mental health tropes found in Buffy's Normal Again, how common they are across pop culture, and how harmful and dangerous those tropes have been and continue to be!

Kristin & Jenny will be here with your episodic conversation on S6E17: Normal Again tomorrow!

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July is Disability Pride Month!
Please, if you are able, donate to Students With Psychosis — an organization that empowers student leaders globally through community building and collaboration. Their goal is to expand mental health/brain health advocacy at the college level to ensure psychosis representation, including a global perspective.

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CONTINUED READING / LEARNING

Absolutely Stunning List of Supplementary Resources on Disability created by Sarah:
https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/normal-again

NYTimes Review of Girl, Interrupted: https://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/21/movies/film-review-get-over-it-little-girl-stop-your-whining.html

More on Eli Clare:
http://eliclare.com/disability/disability-pride?

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Jul 07, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x17 Forgiving
01:04:35

Scoobies, a wise woman once said: "Forgiveness... is more than saying sorry. Forgiveness... means accepting people's flaws." And that is a lesson that the "Dark Avenger" himself must learn in a little episode called "Forgiving." Now, does Angel actually learn that lesson? Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) to find out. We promise to make fun out of an episode that is pretty much the antithesis of fun. (I mean, just think about the Justine of it all.)

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Jun 30, 2021
6.16 Hells Bells
01:36:10

Okay. Well. In today's episode — S6E16: Hell's Bells — Spike has brought a date to Xander and Anya's wedding (a date, did you know, it is a date) but only cares about Buffy's happiness, Dawn has met a cute demon teen, Clem looks absolutely excellent in his suit, Tara and Willow can't stop giggling, and Buffy is really good at juggling (less skilled at charades). Also in today's episode, Xander's family is a living nightmare worse than any demon we've yet seen, and Xander's lived history of trauma colliding with a demon who wants to return Anya's vengeance for a full refund leave us all very, very upset. Yes, we ARE still in Season 6. Tada!

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Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
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Jun 23, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x16 Sleep Tight
01:00:39

Look, Scoobies... We promised you that things would never get bad on Angel and that we'd always be happy here on Angel on Top, and... Well, hey—we're still doing better than our nemeses over at Buffering the Vampire Slayer right now, right? Right. So just "Sleep Tight," because we'll get through this particular emotional hurdle together. (Do you like how I used the episode title in context like that?) Sure, Angel might not get over losing his son to Holtz and a Hell dimension, and Wesley might not get over having his throat slit, but... Hey, Fred and Gunn were really cute in this episode, right? Again: Right. So join your hosts (a couple of goofs) LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) as they discuss "Sleep Tight."

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Jun 16, 2021
6.15 As You Were
01:38:56

In our last live-taping of the season, Captain Can-Do is BACK and he has a SCAR and he wears GLOVES and a LEATHER VEST and he has a WIFE named Sam and we LOVE HER. Listen, this is the one where Riley comes back to town to find some demon eggs, Buffy is horny for anyone with or without a pulse, and we ruminate on the temperature of vampire penises? You're incredibly welcome, and yes it is S6E15: As You Were.

Link to the LIVEJOURNAL article that blows the lid right off of this episode, thank you to our listener Stephanie for sharing!
https://theohara.livejournal.com/162286.html?fbclid=IwAR1qyRfJdabpLiRojDoeLTqNELefP_v1IhbZeRFKW8PhMF84qeRZi2Bdk9A

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Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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IT'S PRIDE!
Donate to Black, trans led organization For The Gworls where funds are raised for Black trans folks to pay rent, cover surgery and medical costs, and help with travel — you can also enter to win one of many amazing Buffy bundles when you donate:

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Jun 09, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x15 Loyalty
01:18:56

Remember Holtz and Justine? Well, they're back. Please don't hold that against the episode, because it's otherwise pretty great — just like Mr. Dad! Join your hosts (a couple of goofs) LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) as they discuss "Loyalty," an episode about, you guessed it: loyalty. And that pesky Nyazian prophecy. (And how "terrible" Wesley looks. Just "awful." You'll hear us talk A LOT about that particular point.)

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ANGEL ON TOP

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
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Jun 02, 2021
6.14 Older and Far Away
01:31:02

Ah, it's the annual tradition of marking the birth of Buffy Summers with interdimensional chaos! Halfrek has capitalized on Dawn's wish to keep everyone inside the house, Anya is hoisting a red-shirted boy into the mix (lookout, buddy), there's a demon who uses his sword like a Polly Pocket, Spike has too many muscle cramps to count, and WE LOVE SOPHIE. Yes, that's right — it's S6E14: Older and Far Away.

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Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

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May 26, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x14 Couplet
01:37:27

Scoobies, our friends at Angel Investigations are coupling up. Well, some of them are. (Sorry, Angel and Wesley. And Lorne too, though he doesn't seem to have any major issues with it.) Join your hosts (a couple of goofs) LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) as they discuss "Couplet," an episode about love (both unrequited and requited), tech-savvy tree monsters, and Kristin Russo's muscle-bound archnemesis, the Groosalugg.

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ANGEL ON TOP

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May 19, 2021
6.13 Dead Things
01:33:32

If only we could go back in time and be held by the sweet embrace of robot boyfriends, demons on the internet, snake mayors, and bad eggs. Alas, we are here together in Season 6, and today we are discussing Episode 13: Dead Things. Somehow, despite the heaviness of the episode itself, we find ourselves having a LOT to say about one Fatih Lehane, ranting on middle parts and Gen Z, and delighted in sheer horror at what has been done to Buffy's green t-shirt. Join us, we shall journey forth together!

For a deeper conversation on the heavier themes in today's episode, please see below for information on the conversation between Alba Daza and Jess Clark!

CW: Sexual Violence, Physical Violence

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JESS CLARK in Conversation with Alba Daza

CW: Sexual Violence, Physical Violence

Listen here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/51142821

As noted in the intro to today's episode, Producer Alba Daza had a conversation with Jess Clark, doing a deeper dive into the trio's attempted rape and murder of Katrina in this week's episode — examining why Andrew and Jonathan, specifically, seem surprised to hear Katrina call it what it is by name, how the trio is specifically positioned to help us examine toxic masculinity, incel culture, and (of course) the patriarchy.

Jess Clark is the Prevention Manager at Solace Crisis Treatment Center (a rape crisis center) in Santa Fe, NM and a consultant for Catharsis Productions out of Chicago. He has been doing sexual violence prevention for a decade and his work focuses on increasing youth capacity to interrogate systems of oppression, exploring queer/trans masculinites as a site of violence prevention, and supporting organizations in better serving transgender communities through policies and best practices.A massive thank you to both Jess and Alba for having this conversation.

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

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Join us in participating in Hollaback's Bystander Intervention Training here:
https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/#bystander-stop-harassment

May 12, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x13 Waiting in the Wings
01:31:16

Scoobies, the wait is finally over, and it is time for "Waiting in the Wings." That's right, the gang at Angel Investigations is stepping (and tripping) out — and The WB circa 2002 is absolutely buzzing about it. As are your hosts, LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more), who just can't get enough of "Giselle." (Psst. That's the ballet they see in this episode of Angel.)

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
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Logo: Kristine Thune

May 05, 2021
6.12 Doublemeat Palace
01:28:44

Beef-flavored vegetables, dumpster sex, and a penis monster surprise can only mean one thing: we have arrived at S6E12: Doublemeat Palace! Please join us for conversation on the fast food industry, our deep love of Halfrek, Spike's fucking OUTFIT, and why the fuck the Slayer is not a paid position (rant #48656332).

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Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

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Apr 28, 2021
0.36 Clare Kramer + Fanaddicts!
00:38:27

We hung out with the always-wonderful and, of course, splendiferous Clare Kramer! We had so much dang fun talking to her about her new podcast, Fanaddicts (which launches today!), that we decided to put the entire conversation right here in the main feed. A little extra joy for your week, Scoobies!

We talk about Jenny's deep knowledge on the mating rituals of stoats, Kristin's newfound-love-of-plumbing, Clare's penchant for using Sharpie on her children's arms, and we review our astrological charts — since this podcast remains committed to being as gay as possible. Enjoy!

FIND CLARE + FANADDICTS

Clare Kramer on Twitter

Fanaddicts on Apple Podcasts

Fanaddicts Website: https://www.wearefanaddicts.com/

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Produced by: Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: Kristin Russo

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Apr 22, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x12 Provider
01:17:34

Scoobies, we have been waiting all season, and finally, it is here: Angel Investigations has a paid case. Multiple paid cases, even!' Which is really good news right now, because Daddy Angel has mouths to feed. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) as they discuss "Provider" (AKA "Provider: Daddies All Around"), an episode that begs the question: Has anyone ever actually seen the feature film Money Monster? Because we think it'd look a little like this...

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ANGEL ON TOP

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Apr 21, 2021
0.35: Willow + The Use of Magic
01:07:14

In today's episode we have a more in-depth conversation with Natalie Muskin-Press, taking a deeper look at Willow’s arc with her use of magic in this season. Natalie is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor who has been working in Higher Education for the last 10 years. Prior to that she spent 3 years working in the community providing Intensive OutPatient Treatment to adults and adolescents and running a residential Recovery Home for women. Her work centers on harm reduction with a focus on prevention, intervention, and education.

This episode will contain spoilers through the end of Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and will also include conversations on themes of substance use, the prison industrial complex, sex work, and mental health.

DONATE

If you are able, please send donations to Project Neighbors, and specifically their Solar Conversion Project at projectneighbors.org!

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TODAY'S GUEST

Natalie Muskin-Press: @mzbitca

If you are looking into finding treatment options for yourself or a loved one, you can use the SAMHSA Treatment locator:

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

National Harm Reduction Coalition: https://harmreduction.org/

Drug Policy Alliance: https://drugpolicy.org/

Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25663669-unbroken-brain?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=dJ1PyVy1xN&rank=1

North America Syringe Exchange Network: https://www.nasen.org/map/

The Chicago Recovery Alliance: https://anypositivechange.org/

Self-Management and Recovery Training: https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/

Apr 15, 2021
6.11 Gone
01:25:13

A trio of ding-dong boys accidentally turn Buffy invisible but then because they cannot stop yapping they wind up defeated anyway! TYPICAL. We also have Pylon Pudding, dial up internet at the E-Pump, Invisible Ear Lobe Nibbling, Doris the Social Worker and Magic Weed. It is Season 6 Episode 11: Gone!

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Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

Native America Calling: Kokopelli, origins, history and appropriation
https://nativeamericacalling.com/wednesday-june-5-2019-kokopelli-origins-history-and-appropriation/

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Apr 14, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x11 Birthday
01:14:47

'Allo, Scoobies! This is a special episode of Angel, innit? (Okay, that was for all the Tammy fans.) That's right, we have finally approached "Birthday" in our viewing schedule. Wait, whose birthday? Cordelia Chase's, of course! So, baby — stay awhile. Especially since this episode is one of your Angel on Top hosts' favorite episodes of Angel. Join said hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) as they discuss "Birthday," an alt-world episode that is also technically a mallpisode.

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Apr 07, 2021
6.10 Wrecked
01:24:43

In this episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, everyone gathers at the local pool to go swimming and talk about their feelings while sipping on ice cold Coca-Cola!

Just kidding!

This is the one where we meet Rack and strive to untangle the realities of destructive responses to trauma from problematic tropes attached to substance misuse, the one where Buffy re-dons her post-coital pleather skirt to storm off the set of 1080p HGTV, and the one where Dawn lands an amazing kick to the demon we've named "Razzmatazz" and slaps Willow across the face. Season 6 sure is fun, so join us as we discuss S6E10: Wrecked.

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

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Mar 31, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x10 Dad
01:23:57

Fatherhood is quite the adventure, isn't it, Scoobies? It definitely is when you're new father Angel — and that's even before the car chase to the abandoned mine in the desert. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis) as they discuss the appropriately-titled episode "Dad," a story about that old saying that it takes a village to raise a child (and keep it from being dissected or turned into baby soup). Or it at least takes a few rogue demon hunters and a vampire with a soul. LaToya and Morgan also do some pretty terrible Holtz impressions in this podcast episode, if that's what you're into.

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ANGEL ON TOP

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Mar 24, 2021
6.09 Smashed
01:27:10

Rat Amy is Human Amy once more! There are sheep at The Bronze! Spike and Buffy have inspired a new segment called 1080pHGTV, creating open floor plans a-plenty! Ankle-length pleather skirts be damned, as we have arrived at S6E9: Smashed.

The incredible Cory Branan is back with us in today's song as the voice of Spike, and it is very, very good. Listen to more of Cory and learn more about his work at corybranan.com!!!

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

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Mar 17, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x09 Lullaby
01:17:16

Oh, Scoobies. It is time for one heck of an emotional rollercoaster, both for unexpectedly expecting vampire parents Angel and Darla and your newly-minted podcast parents LaToya and Morgan. But you know what? To quote the Shawn Mullins song "Lullaby": "Everything's gonna be alright." As long as you don't question Sahjhan's motives at all, that is. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis) as they discuss "Lullaby," a story about revenge (and how irrational it can be), redemption (and how it can't change things... even if it tries), and really, just how great of an actress Julie Benz is (duh).

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ANGEL ON TOP

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Mar 10, 2021
6.08 Tabula Rasa
01:33:48

Joan the Vampire Slayer and Randy Giles are battling vampires while Rupey and Anya make out in a sea of disappeared bunnies at The Magic Box, Alex is in the sewers with study buddies Willow and Tara, and Umad is still a pain in our ass! Come for the absolute delight of it all and stay to have your beating heart handed to you as you scream-sing to Michelle Branch at The Bronze... it’s S6E8: Tabula Rasa.

We also have a wonderful segment with Natalie Muskin-Press in this episode, a licensed addictions counselor (and massive Buffy fan) who sits down with Kristin to talk about Willow’s use of magic and all that we are seeing unfold between her and Tara, and her and the Scooby gang. Time stamps for that segment are 54:14 - 1:12:20.

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SPECIAL GUEST

Natalie Muskin-Press: @mzbitca

Natalie is a licensed clinical addictions counselor currently working in charge of drug and alcohol education and prevention at a university in the midwest.

If you are looking into finding treatment options for yourself or a loved one, you can use the SAMHSA Treatment locator:

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

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Mar 03, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x08 Quickening
01:21:33

It may be February, but allow us to transport you back to November 2001 for some network sweeps shenanigans in the form of a vampire pregnancy. Darla is about to give birth to a baby that may or may not "skitter" out of her, Holtz is armed with knowledge of the moon landing (but very little about Angel's current deal), and the creeps employed by Wolfram & Hart have never been creepier. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis) as they discuss "Quickening," a story about the literal horrors of birth *and* various baby-dissecting factions.

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ANGEL ON TOP

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

Feb 25, 2021
0.34: Once More, Behind The Scenes
01:31:54

A special, behind-the-scenes conversation on the making of Once More With Once More, With Feeling, taped live and in conversation with you all!! We are here to answer your questions, argue over mustard, cry about our feelings, unpack the muppety-ness of Jenny's villagers, embarrass LaToya with conversations on levitatilingus, and encourage finding a space for musical harmony with the person you divorce. What a time!

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SPECIAL GUESTS

LaToya Ferguson: @lafergs
Check out AMPire Diaries: A Vampire Diaries Podcast + LaToya's Book, An Encyclopedia of Women's Wrestling

Laz Marquez: @lazmarquez; lazmarquez.com

Mack MacDade: @mackmactlksback; patreon.com/MackMacTalksBack

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Produced by: Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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MORE READING ON THE HISTORY OF ZOOT SUITS

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Feb 24, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x07 Offspring
01:05:08

Good news: Darla's back! Bad news: Angel doesn't quite take that (or the fact that she's super pregnant) like the enlightened "manpire" he claims to be. To be perfectly honest, Angel's behavior is pretty disappointing... but fortunately, this episode is not! Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis) as they unpack "Offspring," a story about kyrumption, moira, and the Buffyverse's less-than-flattering views on sex.

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ANGEL ON TOP


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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Feb 17, 2021
6.07: Once More, With Feeling
02:11:11

In this musical extravaganza, your hosts Kristin Russo & Jenny Owen Youngs find themselves bursting into song, and (gay) flames, when a demon attempts to make Dawn his bride…

It’s Season 6 Episode 7: Once More, With Feeling, and we’ve got 17 original songs inside of one great big musical podcast, with guests Alba Daza, Gaby Dunn, LaToya Ferguson, Mack MacDade, and Joanna Robinson to prove it.

Holy hell.

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Created by Kristin Russo & Jenny Owen Youngs
Executive Producer: Kristin Russo
Executive Golden Retriever of Music: Jenny Owen Youngs
Once More With Once More, With Feeling Artwork: Laz Marquez

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MUSIC FROM ONCE MORE WITH ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING

Produced by Jenny Owen Youngs, John Mark Nelson, and Kristin Russo

Arranged by John Mark Nelson and Jenny Owen Youngs

Piano arrangement on “Overture” by Ben Thornewill

All songs written by Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo, except as noted

“Stereotype Buffet” written by Alba Daza, Mackenzie MacDade, and Jenny Owen Youngs

Vocals performed by Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo, with LaToya Ferguson on “Big Fucking Nerds,” Joanna Robinson on “Problematic Fave,” Gaby Dunn on “O! To Be Mentioned!,” and Alba Daza and Mackenzie MacDade on “Stereotype Buffet”

Piano on “Overture,” “Big Fucking Nerds,” “O! To Be Mentioned!,” “Gaby’s Ballet,” and “Once More With Feeling,” by Ben Thornewill

Drums on “Problematic Fave” and “Stereotype Buffet” by Steph Barker

All other instruments performed by John Mark Nelson and Jenny Owen Youngs

Special thanks to the Scooby Nerd Choir on “Big Fucking Nerds”: Abram Berry, Alex Kenzel, Allison Colwell, Bree Leach, Cat Brown, Claire Consola, Emily Eck, Emma Riehle Bohmann, Grace Barry, Jaime Nicole Riggs, Jeffrey Burka, Jess Wenstrom, Jonas Mustonen, Katie Larson, Liv Fehlberg, LJ Saxton, Mary Elizabeth Watson, Mary Wulzen, Melanie & JJ Rodriguez, Randy Newbury, Sarah Duncan, Sarah Kamins, Sarah Philbrick, Shannon Bloom, Steph B, Steph Cohen, Whitney Morris

Mixed by John Mark Nelson
Mastered by Jett Galindo at The Bakery

Cover illustration and package design by Laz Marquez: lazmarquez.com

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Feb 10, 2021
0.33: Invisi-BIPOC with Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade
01:23:49

On this week's episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Alba Daza and Mackenzie McDade do an unapologetic deep dive into the BIPOC experience of invisibility. Join them as they discuss the metaphorical and literal ways that Buffy the Vampire Slayer illustrates the ways that BIPOC experience invisibility. They laugh, they (almost) cry, they tell it like it is, and they are ready. to. scrap. Be it through Buffy’s White Savior Complex, the revolution that is "Graduation Day Part 2," or the pure rage of Marcie in "Out of Mind Out of Sight," they are here to share in the solidarity of two BIPOC women talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, no holds barred.

Join them for an Instagram Live Q&A on Buffering's IG (@bufferingcast) on Saturday, January 23rd at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific. More information, suggested readings, and a viewing guide at: https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/invisibipoc

!! This Episode Contains Spoilers Through Season 7 Of Buffy !!

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Executive Producer: Alba Daza
Producers: Mackenzie MacDade, Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: Kristin Russo

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Jan 20, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x06 Billy
01:47:16

Hey, Scoobies. Remember that young man Angel broke out of his own personal Hell dimension in order to save Cordelia's life back in "That Vision Thing?" Well, uh... he's back now. And as it turns out, there was a very good reason he was in his own personal Hell dimension. (Sorry again for Angel's behavior, Skip.) Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad) as they unpack "Billy," a story about primordial misogyny in men -- whatever that means.

CW: Discussions on sexual violence are contained in this episode

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ANGEL ON TOP


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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Jan 13, 2021
6.06: All The Way
01:30:25

It's always fuckin' something on Halloween, and this week we will get Anya on roller skates, Dawn shoplifting, Xander poking Giles with his hook, Amber Tamblyn, victim-blaming, and Jenny doing an impression of Old Man Kaltenbach that just may top any impression she has done or ever will do? Welcome to Season 6 Episode 6: All The Way.

We also have an awesome segment for you from Producer Alba where she is in conversation with Jack Skelton, a teen dating violence prevention social worker who runs a combo counseling and movement building program at a NYC high school.

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SPECIAL GUESTS
Jack Skelton with Producer Alba
CW: This segment contains a conversation around sexual violence
Time Stamps 1:04:00 - 1:14:30

Resources Mentioned in Jack + Alba's Segment

Day One: https://www.dayoneny.org/
Anti-Violence Project: https://avp.org/
Ali Forney Center: https://www.aliforneycenter.org/
Save Our Streets: https://www.courtinnovation.org/programs/save-our-streets-sos
The Door: https://door.org/
FIERCE: http://www.fiercenyc.org/
Audre Lorde Project: https://alp.org/

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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JOIN MACK + ALBA for INVISI-BIPOC: an episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer where Producer Alba Daza & Consultant Mack MacDade delve into the BIPOC experience of invisibility, using episodes and themes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to better understand the ways in which the BIPOC community is made to feel invisible.

INVISI-BIPOC will air in the main Buffering feed on Wednesday, January 20th, and will be followed by an Instagram Live Q&A hosted by Mack & Alba on Buffering's IG on Saturday, January 23rd at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific. More information at: https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/invisibipoc

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Jan 06, 2021
Angel On Top — 3x05 Fredless
01:00:17

The crack detectives over at Angel Investigations still have yet to be paid for a case this season, but you know what they have done, Scoobies? No, Cordy hasn't had a vision yet. No, Gunn hasn't made amends with Lorne. No, Wesley hasn't found an Angel impression that isn't all forehead. And no, despite what we went through last episode -- horny body swap shenanigans -- Angel hasn't stopped being super charming to Fred. But now, they have finally met Fred's parents! That's right, Fred has parents, y'all. And now, they are no longer "Fredless." Join LaToya Ferguson as she and guest host Brittany Ashley (maybe you've heard of her) sing offkey in between talking all things Fred and "Fredless."

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Brittany Ashley: @britt27ash

ANGEL ON TOP

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Dec 16, 2020
6.05: Life Serial
01:41:58

We are LIVE from our respective recording closets and on the very anniversary of Jenny's birth, no less! We've got hard hats and tequila, and we've also got LaToya Ferguson and Joanna Robinson to help us dig deep on S6E5 Life Serial!! They will, of course, also join us in an attempt to re-create Buffy's classic "liquor is gross" face.

Thank you to all of you wonderful scoobs who joined us for this live event, a celebration of Buffy's journey through various jobs she SHOULD NOT NEED BECAUSE SHE LITERALLY SAVES THE WORLD EVERY DAY. AwooOoOoooOOO!

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SPECIAL GUESTS

LaToya Ferguson; @lafergs; theampirediariespod.com

Joanna Robinson; @jowrotethis; stormpodcast.com

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We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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Dec 09, 2020
Angel On Top — 3x04 Carpe Noctem
01:17:10

Four episodes into this season of Angel, and Angel Investigations still hasn't done a paid case. (So maybe get off your high horse about that whole saving people for money thing, characters over on the B-word show.) But you know what they have done? Well, besides tackling race relations, they have also given us another body swap episode to add to the canon, with "Carpe Noctem." Behold what is arguably the horniest episode of Angel, to the point where even the official WB promos for it included dick jokes for the episode's subtitle. (Seriously.) Join LaToya Ferguson as she and guest host Morgan Lutich unpack all the horniness of this episode -- whether they like it or not -- as well as the glaring logistics of the fact that no one immediately said, "Hey, Angel's been body swapped!" This is a strange one, Scoobies.

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Morgan Lutich: @LorganMutich, @AMPDiariesPod

ANGEL ON TOP

Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram
Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com
Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo + John Mark Nelson
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Dec 02, 2020
6.04: Flooded
01:35:26

As the saying goes, you should really fix that small leak before all your pipes burst and you're suddenly standing knee-deep in water, playing kitten poker, and using a copper pipe to kill a bank demon — all while three ridiculous white men try to take over your town using their complete lack of wit and a moderate heaping of whimsy. It's Season Goddamn 6 Episode Goddamn 4: Flooded. PAY THE FUCKING SLAYER. WHAT THE FUCK.

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories.

Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples.

Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples.

Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation.

Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

Land acknowledgements exist to celebrate the indigenous peoples who are the rightful guardians of the land or territory that we as colonizers are inhabiting. A Land acknowledgement also encourages non-indigenous people to recognize that they are on stolen and unceded indigenous land and to directly engage with that knowledge in meaningful and impactful ways.

Learn more on land acknowledgements here:

CELEBRATION + SPOTLIGHT ON INDIGENOUS WORK AND PEOPLES

Listen to Metis In Space: http://www.metisinspace.com/

Educational + Activist Accounts

Artists

Authors

Businesses

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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team

SPECIAL GUEST

Gaby Dunn: @gabyroad; gabydunn.com/

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Our Anti-Racism Library: https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/antiracist-library
Our episode on Pangs: https://radiopublic.com/buffering-the-vampire-slayer-a-b-6nN5z1/s1!0cce2

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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NEW TOTES, ORNAMENS, CANDLES (!!!) + MORE!

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Logo: Kristine Thune

Nov 25, 2020
Angel On Top — 3x03 That Old Gang Of Mine
00:54:35

So... Remember how Gunn decided to simply ignore all of his problems at home during the Pylea arc at the end of Angel Season 2? Well, those problems have popped right back up, and well, Gunn continues to handle them poorly. Really poorly. Almost as if there was a lack of interest in even telling the story of Gunn's problems at all. That's right: It's "That Old Gang of Mine" time, and as it turns out, Angel the series has *not* gotten better at tackling human race relations. Join LaToya Ferguson as she and guest host Mack MacDade get to the bottom of why this episode doesn't work, how it actually could have worked, and Angel's (mmm, Angel) casual leather pants. (Look, it's not all about heavy issues. Sometimes it's just about Angel in leather pants.)

LOCATE YOUR HOST, LATOYA FERGUSON, UPON THE INTERNET!

Follow @lafergs on Twitter
Listen to LaToya's Vampire Diaries podcast: The AMPire Diaries
Read An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling

GUEST HOST

Mack MacDade: @MackMacTlksBack

ANGEL ON TOP

Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram
Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com
Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Nov 18, 2020
6.03: After Life
01:29:18

You know that feeling when you are ripped out of your peaceful afterlife by your friends and then they are SO LOUD and SO UNHELPFUL plus there is this friggin' energy blob that apparently rode in on your coattails and it just keeps blobbin around and haunting shit?! And all you want is to get away from all the noise and find solace in the posh lair of a chipped vampire who loves black nail polish and peroxide?!?!

It is Season 6 Episode 3: After Life, and it is full of a whole bunch of blob and a whole bunch of feelings.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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HEY LOOK JENNY HAS A COOL MUSIC VIDEO:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IaAsa1k7dDM

FIRST LIVE EVENT OF SEASON 6!
Join us and special guests for a digital live taping of S6E5: Life Serial on 11/22 (aka Jenny's birthday!!!) at 6pm Eastern — tickets and information can be found at bit.ly/lifeserial

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
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NEW 'YOU MESSED WITH THE WRONG WITCH' TEES + MORE!
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Logo: Kristine Thune

Nov 09, 2020
Angel On Top — 3x02 That Vision Thing
00:50:53

Don't know if you've heard, but Cordelia's visions from TPTB are *literally* killing her. So keeping that in mind, "That Vision Thing" finds a way to make that whole dilemma even worse -- and it's all Kal Penn's fault! (Though it is nice when Fred compares Cordelia to a dog and when Angel... compares Cordelia to a car. Look, you've gotta take the small victories sometimes.) Join LaToya Ferguson as she continues to embark on this journey as Angel on Top's new-and-nervous host, this week with the help of guest host Connor Goldsmith, possibly the only person who can challenge LaToya in terms of Angel nerd cred.

LOCATE YOUR HOST, LATOYA FERGUSON, UPON THE INTERNET!

Follow @lafergs on Twitter
Listen to LaToya's Vampire Diaries podcast: The AMPire Diaries
Read An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling

GUEST HOST

Connor Goldsmith: @dreamoforgonon; connorgoldsmith.com

ANGEL ON TOP

Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram
Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com
Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson and Kristin Russo
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Oct 28, 2020
0.32: An Interview with Juliet Landau
01:17:45

Holy moly, scoobies, we sat down to chat with the one and only Juliet Landau — and she is every bit as brilliant and wonderful as you'd guess! We talk vampire sexuality, manicures, narcissism, Dru's accent, what she named the stars (to the result of such terrible confusion), and so so so so much more!

Plus, we talk to Juliet about her brand new film, premiering this Thursday (!!!), called A Place Among the Dead, which features Anne Rice, Joss Whedon, Gary Oldman, and so many other incredible voices.

In sum... DRUUUUUUSILLLA!! YOUUUUU FILLA! OUR HEARTS WITH DREAD, AND SO WE'RE LED RIGHT BACK TO YOUUUUUU!

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MORE ON JULIET LANDAU'S "A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD"

"In this revealing and terrifying meld of fact, fiction and the fantastical, actress and filmmaker “Jules,” driven by the demons of her past, embarks on a journey at the potential cost of everything she knows and loves."

THURSDAY OCTOBER 29TH: WORLD PREMIERE
Tickets: https://www.modernfilms.com/aplaceamongthedead

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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team

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Produced by: Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: Kristin Russo

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JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
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NEW 'BURN IT DOWN' TEES, SLEEPAWAY WITCH SWEATSHIRTS, + MORE!
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Logo: Kristine Thune

Oct 26, 2020
6.02: Bargaining Part Two
01:25:30

You know that feeling when you are under six feet of dirt but then your friends bring you back to life and you have to claw your way up from below with your bare hands and then your whole town is on fire and there’s a robot who looks just like you and your friends are like BUFFY HELP?!?! Yeah, us too. It’s Season 6 Episode 2: Bargaining Part 2.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

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Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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JOIN MACK MACDADE on MIKKI KENDALL'S HOOD FEMINISM
Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30pm Eastern

Register for this session and breakout groups the following Thursday + learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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FIRST LIVE EVENT OF SEASON 6!
Join us and special guests for a digital live taping of S6E3: After Life on Saturday, October 24th. All information and ticketing found at bit.ly/buffyafterlife

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
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NEW 'BURN IT DOWN' TEES, SLEEPAWAY WITCH SWEATSHIRTS, + MORE!
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

Logo: Kristine Thune

Oct 21, 2020
Angel On Top — 3x01 Heartthrob
01:18:17

It is LaToya Ferguson's first episode hosting Angel On Top, and she is joined by Kristin Russo & Jenny Owen Youngs this week for the Angel Season 3 Premiere: Heartthrob! We talk about Angel's new, colorful wardrobe, Cordelia's blazer, Ghost Dennis' loofah skills, our desire for Fred and Faith to smooch, and oh-so-much-more!!

Angel and Buffy may have split networks in 2001, but look at us — together for the first time on the same dang podcast channel like the dysfunctional vampire/slayer family we were always meant to be.

LOCATE YOUR HOST, LATOYA FERGUSON, UPON THE INTERNET!

Follow @lafergs on Twitter
Listen to LaToya's Vampire Diaries podcast: The AMPire Diaries
Read An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling

GUEST HOSTS

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

ANGEL ON TOP

Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram
Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com
Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Editor: Kristin Russo
Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
Logo: Kristine Thune

Oct 14, 2020
6.01: Bargaining Part One
01:32:46

Oh, hey, it's a bot! It's a bot! It's a great big (Buffy) bot!! Yes, here we are at the jump of Season 6 and we've got robots in leather, Willow killing a cute little doe-eyed deer, Giles leaving the gang for more time with Olivia, a motorcycle bar, a Hanson vamp, and Osiris deciding to pop Buffy's eyeballs back in?!?!?!?! WOW WOW WOW, here we f*cking go. Welcome to Season 6 Episode 1: Bargaining Part One.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team

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Thank you to Aisha Burns for our new (Crush That!) White Supremacy jingle!

Producer Alba suggested we create a jingle to use when calling out instances of white supremacy on Buffy (comparable to the way in which we use The Patriarchy jingle), and to create the jingle, which debuts in this episode!!, Jenny collaborated with the amazing Aisha Burns who co-wrote, played strings, and sings the vocals!

Aisha makes some amazing music, and you can learn more about her here: http://aishaburns.com/

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

Jenny's recommended video on learning about Mercury in Retrograde:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9BZm5aVr9s

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Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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FIRST LIVE EVENT OF SEASON 6!
Join us and special guests for a digital live taping of S6E3: After Life on Saturday, October 24th. All information and ticketing found at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/new-events

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
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NEW 'BURN IT DOWN' TEES, SLEEPAWAY WITCH SWEATSHIRTS, + MORE!
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

Logo: Kristine Thune
Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

Oct 07, 2020
0.31: Another Glorious Mailbag!
01:00:58

Within the first few minutes of this beautiful mailbag episode, Jenny says "Guess how fast I just googled 'CLAM MANTLE'?!" so... we promise you a good time. We have discussions on Angelus versus Spike, what magic may have caused Joyce's death (if any!), the difference between sharks and fish, and oh-so-much more!! You all send the absolute BEST emails.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

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Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
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WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY!
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Logo: Kristine Thune
Edited by: Kristin Russo

Sep 30, 2020
0.30: A Conversation with Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade
01:04:43

New Buffering the Vampire Slayer family members — producer Alba Daza and consultant Mack MacDade — join us today in conversation with each other! They introduce who they are, the work they are doing within the Buffering universe, and why they choose to do it. Also buckle up for lots of fun personal anecdotes about Buffy, race, and how they both grew up *obsessed* with the show!!

HOSTED BY:

Alba Daza
: instagram.com/alba.daza ; See Alba's short film (A)dios Ivan, Adios here https://www.ethnoculturalarts.com/hear-us-now-bipoc-instagram-exhibition

Mack MacDade: patreon.com/MackMacTalksBack ; instagram.com/mackmactalksback/

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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Produced by: Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade

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JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
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Logo: Kristine Thune
Edited by: Kristin Russo

Sep 16, 2020
5.22.02: The Gift Part 2
01:21:00

We have your thoughts on the Season 5 Finale, "The Gift"! We have a conversation from the brilliant Jen Malkowski on death as Buffy's gift! We have Mack MacDade telling us about who really treats Spike like a man and not a monster! We have LaToya Ferguson explaining why she thinks this would have been the perfect series finale!! Join us, perfect scoobies, for our bonus episode on S5E22's The Gift.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

SPECIAL GUESTS

Jen Malkowski is an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Smith College with a specialization in death and dying in media and you can read more about them at smith.edu/academics/faculty/jennifer-malkowski! Jen is also the author of Dying in Full Detail which can be accessed for free here.

Mackenzie MacDade is a 31 year old, queer woman of color, teaching artist, feminist, part time poet and general rabble rouser. She got her start in feminism from a book of feminist nursery rhymes, and her start in pop culture analysis from 9 years of homeschooling (translation: 9 years of TV and movie watching). A firm believer in queering the collective consciousness, she strives to inspire people to redesign their idea of normal and step out their comfort zone. She takes inspiration from Gertrude Stein, Buffy, Angela Davis, Faith and bell hooks. Someone once described her as “The love child of Angela Davis and Ru-Paul” and she thinks that just about sums it up.

LaToya Ferguson is our new host for Season 3's Angel On Top HELL YEAH! She also writes for The AV Club and Paste Magazine as well as The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, IndieWire, and more. You can follow LaToya at @lafergs on Twitter and you should also *immediately* tune into her podcast about The Vampire Diaries (YEAH THAT’S RIGHT) called The AMPire Diaries over at theampirediariespod.com

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Produced by: Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs

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Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
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PRE-ORDER OUR SEASON 5 CD NOW!
PLUS: WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY!
bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

Logo: Kristine Thune
Edited by: Kristin Russo

Sep 09, 2020
5.22: The Gift
01:50:18

We will not watch this episode or discuss it due to Clause 47 in our contract which specifically states that no episode shall be produced when there are simply "TOO MANY FUCKING FEELINGS."

Just kidding, let's all cry together! Willow will always find Tara! Spike is a monster but oh no he is treated like a man! Glory just wants to go home! Giles puts his GLASSES ON! Buffy knows that the bravest thing we can all do is

*sounds of muffled sobs*

Yeah, fuck everything, it is the Season 5 finale, "The Gift," and no one is or ever will be ready.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

SPECIAL GUESTS

Alba Daza: instagram.com/alba.daza

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

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Anti-Racism Book Spotlight:

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
by Patrice Khan-Kullors and Asha Bandele

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
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WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY!
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Logo: Kristine Thune
Edited by: Kristin Russo

Aug 26, 2020
0.29: Interview with Sharon Ferguson
01:08:18

Kristin & Alba interviewed the brilliant Sharon Ferguson — Sineya, the First Slayer in the Buffyverse — and holy shit. We talk about that bananas roll down the sand dune, the desert mountain lion, Sharon’s audition, her work with Prince (yes PRINCE), her thoughts on a Sineya spin-off series, and literally so much more?! What an honor and a privilege.

Follow Sharon on Instagram at @sharonferguson007 and check her out MCing the incredible “Cherry Boom Boom” dance show — learn more at cherryboomboom.com

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Alba Daza: https://www.instagram.com/alba.daza/

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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Produced by: Alba Daza & Kristin Russo

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Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
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Logo: Kristine Thune
Edited by: Kristin Russo

Aug 21, 2020
5.21: The Weight of the World
01:51:26

Oh lord, Willow is going into Buffy’s mind, Spike is slapping Xander, Glory has some kind of connection with Ben (we think they work together), Dawn found some chains in an alley, and everyone is sad and we are STRESSED THE FUCK OUT. It’s Season 5 Episode 21: The Weight of the World. Woof.

In other news, please get excited for today’s guest segment with Kandis with a K, a practicing witch who is in conversation with Alba on Willow’s witchcraft and other magic in this episode! Learn more about Kandis below!!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

SPECIAL GUESTS

Kandis with a K: Tune in to “Witch Wednesday” at @kandis.with.a.k and learn more about Kandis’ work at her website: http://kandiswithak.com/

Learn more about Kandis’ upcoming film project and support by donating!!
Edible GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/edible-short-film

Listen to the full conversation between Alba + Kandis here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/40374701

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
Alba Daza is a 27-year-old emerging Latinx writer/director/podcaster based in Montreal, Canada. Check out her podcast, My Mama So, which centers around appreciating the greatness of motherly figures: https://bit.ly/mymamaso

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Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
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WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY!
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Logo: Kristine Thune
Edited by: Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Aug 12, 2020
5.20: Spiral
01:25:08

Our first ever digital live taping!! Spike is driving a Winnebago wearing goggles, the Knights are on a crusade to The Battle of Chevron to find and kill the key, Ben has some kind of connection to Glory, and Buffy just can't carry the weight of it all anymore. Today we are talking S5E20: Spiral and it is a J O U R N E Y.

LOCATE US UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

Alba Daza is a 27-year-old emerging Latinx writer/director/podcaster based in Montreal, Canada. Check out her podcast, “My Mama So…” which centers around appreciating the greatness of motherly figures: bit.ly/mymamaso

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BIPOC SPOTLIGHT
Please email us additions and suggestions to bufferingthevampireslayer@gmail.com & view our expanding anti-racism library of people, organizations, and resources at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/antiracist-library

YABA BLAY + TARANA BURKE
in conversation with GLENNON DOYLE + ABBY WAMBACH
a discussion on "passing the mic" and conversation on accountability, collaboration, Black joy, and much more. >> link <<

SONYA RENEE TAYLOR
"Black people don't owe you absolution. The difference between absolution and an apology, and how NOT to allow whiteness to bully and then center itself as the victim." >> link <<


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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Jul 29, 2020
5.19: Tough Love
01:32:59

Oh wowowowow this week Willow is going to finally pay her debt of PAIN to Glory while we all look on in wonder, Buffy is going to get so so so mad about triangles, Giles is going to be hotter than anyone has ever been whilst in proximity to a minion, Anya is going to take a horrible xenophobic turn (yikes) before veering briefly into lesbianville (nice), and we are going to cry *again* because Willow and Tara and Willow and Tara and Willow and Tara. Oh. Also, Glory knows who the fucking key is OH NO OH NO! It's Season 5 Episode 19: Tough Love.

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Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

Alba Daza is a 27-year-old emerging Latinx writer/director/podcaster based in Montreal, Canada. Check out her podcast, “My Mama So…” which centers around appreciating the greatness of motherly figures: bit.ly/mymamaso

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BIPOC VOICES TO FOLLOW
Please email us additions and suggestions to bufferingthevampireslayer@gmail.com & view our expanding anti-racism library of people, organizations, and resources at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/antiracist-library

METIS IN SPACE
Métis In Space hilariously deconstructs the science fiction genre through a decolonial lens. Join hosts Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel as they drink a bottle of (red) wine, and from a tipsy, decolonial perspective, review a sci-fi movie or television episode featuring Indigenous Peoples, tropes & themes. Their inaugural episode was on Buffy's "Pangs," and they are now 5 seasons in! metisinspace.com/

INDIAN & COWBOY PODCASTS
The world’s premiere member supported Indigenous podcast network.
indianandcowboy.com

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Jul 22, 2020
5.18: Intervention
01:42:08

Special guest, avowed Spike fan, and all-around-badass Alanna Bennett joins us today as we ride a f*cking EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER together! We've got a Buffy Bot, we've got a pissed off hellgod with great hair and a penchant for torture, we've got Detective Minions, and hooooooboy we have got an... actual... kiss... between... Buffy... and... Spike?!?!??!? Also, Alanna coins the term "anti-bangs" for Angel. So, all in all, a win-win. It is time for S5E18: Intervention.

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Special Guest, Alanna Bennett: @alannabennett; alannabennett.com/
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Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com

Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs

Alba Daza is a 27-year-old emerging Latinx writer/director/podcaster based in Montreal, Canada. Check out her podcast, “My Mama So…” which centers around appreciating the greatness of motherly figures: bit.ly/mymamaso

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BIPOC VOICES TO FOLLOW
Please email us additions and suggestions to bufferingthevampireslayer@gmail.com & view our expanding anti-racism library of people, organizations, and resources at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/antiracist-library

Alicia Garza • Co-Founder of BLM •
TwitterInstagram
Amanda SealesTwitterInstagram
Ava DuVernayTwitterInstagram

Bernice King • TwitterInstagram
Bob the Drag Queen • TwitterInstagram
Brittani NicholsTwitterInstagram

Ericka HartTwitterInstagram

Gene Demby • TwitterInstagram

Ijeoma OluoTwitterInstagram

Kendriana Washington • Instagram
Kim KatrinTwitterInstagram

Layla F SaadInstagram

Opal Tometi • Co-Founder of BLM • TwitterInstagram

Patrice Cullors • Co-Founder of BLM • TwitterInstagram
Miss Peppermint • Actor singer horror movie Buff • Instagram

Rachel CargleTwitterInstagram
Raquel WillisTwitterInstagram

Shishi Rose • Writer, Birth Worker, Creator • Instagram

Tamika D. MalloryTwitterInstagram
TourmalineTwitterInstagram

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Jul 15, 2020
0.28: LaToya Ferguson, Alanna Bennett, & Ira Madison III on Race in the Buffy & Angelverse
01:25:06

The absolutely brilliant LaToya Ferguson, Alanna Bennett, and Ira Madison III host today's conversation on race within the Buffy and Angelverse! This is the first in a larger series that will be produced and hosted by BIPOC Buffy fans here on the Buffering the Vampire Slayer and WOW — what a way to begin. These three TV geniuses bring their encyclopedic knowledge of both series to the table with questions like: What would have happened if Leonard Roberts played Riley? Why in the hell was Drusilla able to kill Kendra — an immensely powerful Slayer — with one filed f*cking fingernail? How would it have impacted the arc of the show if Bianca Lawson had been cast as Cordelia? This. Episode. Fucking. Rules.

Today’s conversation was curated, produced, and edited by LaToya Ferguson. You can follow LaToya at @lafergs on Twitter and you should also *immediately* tune into her podcast about The Vampire Diaries (YEAH THAT’S RIGHT) called The AMPire Diaries over at theampirediariespod.com

Alanna Bennett is a culture writer and screenwriter who you can follow over at @AlannaBennett on Twitter and Instagram! Currently Alanna is writing for The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico

Ira Madison III would love if you’d just please leave him alone (he’s busy!), but if you INSIST he can be found at @ira on Twitter, @irathethird on Instagram; he also was a writer on Netflix’s Daybreak and is currently writing on Netflix’s forthcoming Q-Force

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Massive thanks to Mackenzie MacDade and Alba Daza who are working with us as consultants and facilitators! Here’s more on their work:

Mackenzie MacDade is a 31 year old, queer woman of color, teaching artist, feminist, part time poet and general rabble rouser. She got her start in feminism from a book of feminist nursery rhymes, and her start in pop culture analysis from 9 years of homeschooling (translation: 9 years of TV and movie watching). A firm believer in queering the collective consciousness, she strives to inspire people to redesign their idea of normal and step out their comfort zone. She takes inspiration from Gertrude Stein, Buffy, Angela Davis, Faith and bell hooks. Someone once described her as “The love child of Angela Davis and Ru-Paul” and she thinks that just about sums it up.

Alba Daza is a 27-year-old emerging Latinx writer/director/podcaster based in Montreal, Canada. At 13 years old she discovered (through Buffy) that she wanted to be a screenwriter and hasn’t let go of that dream since. Her stories focus on telling and celebrating the stories of marginalized voices, giving them space to breathe and thrive. Through her work, she plans to decolonize pop culture and Slay white supremacy, just like Buffy taught her. Check out her podcast, “My Mama So…” which centers around appreciating the greatness of motherly figures: bit.ly/mymamaso

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You can learn more about this new series and our other initiatives here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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Jul 08, 2020
0.27: A Return
00:14:20

We’re back today to share new commitments here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer, all of which are focused on bringing an anti-racist base to the podcast & bringing the work of becoming & staying anti-racist into our larger community. You can also read more about our ongoing commitments at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting‬ & snag a transcription of this episode at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/transcriptions.

We will be back in your ears this Wednesday with a *fucking brilliant* episode featuring LaToya Ferguson, Alanna Bennett, and Ira Madison III in conversation on race in the Buffy & Angelverse — and next week we will be talking about S5E18: Intervention!

SIGNAL BOOSTING!
Each episode we will be linking in our show notes to BIPOC creators, organizations, and more. Please email us at bufferingthevampireslayer at gmail dot com with your suggestions and we will be expanding out our library here: bufferingthevampireslayer.com/antiracist-library

This week please check out:

ReVisiting Sunnydale: A Buffy Podcast (!!!!!)
“Two grown blerds with plenty of thoughts and opinions on each episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Podcast Link: https://revisitingsunnydale.libsyn.com/
Follow ReVisiting Sunnydale on Twitter


And please follow:

Patrice Cullors • Co-Founder of BLM • TwitterInstagram
Gene Demby • Host of NPR’s Code Switch • TwitterInstagram
Alicia Garza • Co-Founder of BLM • TwitterInstagram
Shishi Rose • Writer, Birth Worker, Creator • Instagram
Opal Tometi • Co-Founder of BLM • TwitterInstagram
Kendriana Washington • Afrofuturist writer, artist, and organizer • Instagram
Miss Peppermint • Actor singer horror movie Buff • Instagram
Bob the Drag Queen • TwitterInstagram

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Jul 06, 2020
0.26: A Message from Jenny & Kristin
00:04:12

No new episode today.

We stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and know that we need to do better in supporting and defending Black lives. We feel we have a responsibility here on our platform to share in our knowledge, learning, and conversation surrounding our white privilege, the Black Lives Matter movement, social and restorative justice, community work, and so much more, and hope that you will join us in fighting against the horrific injustices and centuries of violence against Black bodies.

In our show notes today, and every day hereafter, we will be including links to important Black voices, organizations fighting against racism and white supremacy, places to donate, books to read, and any other resources we can gather.

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AMPLIFYING BLACK VOICES + BUSINESSES

Important Black Voices to Follow (this list will continue to grow!)

Amanda Seales • @amandaseales • TwitterInstagram
Arlan Hamilton • @arlanwashere • TwitterInstagram
Ashley Ford • @iSmashFizzle • TwitterInstagram [@smashfizzle]
Ava DuVernay • @ava • TwitterInstagram

Bernice King • @berniceking • TwitterInstagram [berniceaking]
Brittani Nichols • @BisHiliarious • TwitterInstagram

Ericka Hart • @ihartericka • TwitterInstagram

Ijeoma Oluo • @ijeomaoluo • TwitterInstagram
Ira Madison III • @ira • TwitterInstagram [@irathethird]

Janet Mock • @janetmock • TwitterInstagram
Jenna Wortham • @jennydeluxe • TwitterInstagram

Kim Katrin • @KimKatrinC • TwitterInstagram

Layla F Saad • @laylafsaad • Instagram

Rachel Cargle • @rachelcargle • TwitterInstagram [@rachel.cargle]
Raquel Willis • @RaquelWillis_ • TwitterInstagram [@raquel_willis]
Roxane Gay • @rgay • TwitterInstagram [@roxanegay74]

Tamika D. Mallory • @tamikadmallory • TwitterInstagram
The Conscious Kid • @theconsciouskid • Instagram
Tourmaline • @tourmaliiine • TwitterInstagram
Tracy Clayton • @brokeymcpoverty • TwitterInstagram

Woke Kindergarten • @wokekindergarten • Instagram


List of Black-Owned Bookstores

https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php

List of Black-Owned Businesses
https://twitter.com/jadealycebod/status/1266573372370059266?s=12

A Reading List, To Begin
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped
Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Anti-Racist
Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You
Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us All
Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want To Talk About Race
Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy

Articles/Shorter Form

From Ibram X. Kendi
• https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/10/too-short-lives-black-men/600628/
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/ahmaud-arbery/611539/

From Ijeoma Oluo
•https://medium.com/the-establishment/white-people-i-dont-want-you-to-understand-me-better-i-want-you-to-understand-yourselves-a6fbedd42ddf

From Adam Serwer
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/americas-racial-contract-showing/611389/

Please email us at bufferingthevampireslayer at gmail dot com with suggested additions, edits, questions, or concerns — we will be building out a larger, more expansive landing page on our website to continue this resource-share!

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National Resource List | Created by @botanicaldyke

"This Google sheet contains many of the community bail funds, memorial funds, political education resources, the names of organizations to put on your radar, and general advice/tips for people attending protests or using social media as an organizing tool."

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fpdRY5fwoyt04Il6y9bToWjv4wUaIoMAQERoE2A140U/edit#gid=0


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We will be starting a reading and discussion group with a focus on better understanding our white privilege and how we can work to dismantle the systemic violence against Black communities in this country and across the world.

Details and more info at: bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

We know that self-care is a critical component of doing this work and that our space here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer is one of comfort, solace, and shared community for many of you. We honor that and commit to continuing to foster this space and our shared love of Buffy and all that the show stands for in its many forms — but want to challenge our white listeners, specifically, to remember that self-care is only a part of our larger work; if you walk with white privilege that means that after you recharge, you go back out to keep up the fight.

We love you, we are humbled as always to share this space with you, and to just keep fighting.

Jun 03, 2020
5.17: Forever
01:30:52

Today we are moving from the shock of losing Joyce and along to the many paths of grief: some leave flowers, others listen to music that reminds them of different days, some hold their old, broody loves close. Then of course there are those who break Wiccan oaths, visit men in a bathrobes with a tail, steal eggs from totally innocent Ghora demons, and attempt to raise the deceased using forbidden magic. Standard Sunnydale stuff. PHEWF. It is Season 5 Episode 17: Forever. We love and miss you, Joyce.

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May 13, 2020
5.16.02: More on The Body with Kristine Sutherland and Brittany Ashley
01:09:24

The Body remains one of the most emotionally resonant television episodes of all time, and this week we are continuing our exploration of its many themes. We are first in conversation with Brittany Ashley, host and producer of "Don't Tell the Babysitter Mom's Dead," a grief podcast which explores the experience of losing parents, and specifically mothers. Brittany lost her own mom at age six, and talks about her ongoing journey through that loss, her relationship to this episode of television, and the power she has found in sharing her experiences with others. We also have the absolute honor of sharing our previously unreleased conversation with Kristine Sutherland about her time on the series, and specifically the impact this episode has had on her life, and the lives of so many others!

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SPECIAL GUESTS

Brittany Ashley: brittanyashleyfunny.com/

Kristine Sutherland: twitter.com/theksutherland

Check out Brittany's podcast, "Don't Tell the Babysitter Mom's Dead," here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-tell-the-babysitter-moms-dead/id1383346483?mt=2

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May 06, 2020
0.25: Conversation with Jen Malkowski on The Body
00:53:06

Kristin had the chance to speak with the brilliant Jen Malkowski, an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Smith College with a specialization in death and dying in media, about Buffy the Vampire Slayer S5E16: The Body.

More on Jen can be found here: smith.edu/academics/faculty/jennifer-malkowski
Jen is also the author of Dying in Full Detail which can be accessed for free here

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Apr 29, 2020
5.16: The Body
02:10:59

Today we journey together into one of the most impactful episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and — in our opinion — one of the most impactful episodes of television across time and genre, S5E16: The Body. We dig deep into the show's four acts, share in conversation with Professor Jen Malkowski from Smith University who studies representations of death and dying in media, hear selected poems as read by author & poet Alyse Knorr, and end with music composed together by Jenny Owen Youngs and Saul Simon MacWilliams. We couldn't be more thankful to share this journey alongside you, beautiful scoobies.

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SPECIAL GUESTS

Jen Malkowski; smith.edu/academics/faculty/jennifer-malkowski

Jen is an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Smith College with a specialization in death and dying in media and the author of Dying in Full Detail which can also be accessed for free here.

Alyse Knorr; alysejoy.wixsite.com/alyseknorr

Alyse is an assistant professor of English at Regis University and, since 2017, co-editor of Switchback Books. Her most recent book of poems, Mega-City Redux, won the 2016 Green Mountains Review Poetry Prize, selected by Olena Kalytiak Davis.

Saul Simon MacWilliams; saulsimonmacwilliams.com/

Saul has worked closely and extensively with composer and producer Dan Romer on films including his Oscar nominated feature 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', 'Digging for Fire', 'Finders Keepers', 'Mediterrania', 'Beasts of No Nation' and ABC's The Good Doctor. In 2018 MacWilliams scored HBO's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, 'King In The Wilderness', directed by Peter Kunhardt and Co-Scored Clay Tweel's award winning documentary 'Out of Omaha'. MacWilliams scored the Anton Yelchin biopic, 'Love, Antosha', which premiered at Sundance '19 followed by a theatrical release.

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Apr 29, 2020
5.15: I Was Made To Love You
01:20:23

Here we are at S5E15: I Was Made To Love You, which begs the eternal question: Why are men??????! UGHHHHH so yeah Warren is here and he makes a goddamn robot and then leaves her in his goddamn room to be with his new human girlfriend and Buffy is like GOD DAMN why don't you just hire a helicopter while you're at it, man?!?!?!?!?! Oh, also, Giles tells Spike where to stick it. Tada!

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Apr 22, 2020
0.24: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol 08
01:13:49

We have mail about fish reproduction! We have mail holding Riley accountable! We have mail about mannequin nipples! We have mail including a song that proves, once and for all, that Sunnydale *is* Santa Barbara. Yes, friends, it is a MAILBAG and it is here for YOU — our first mailbag in the main feed in oh-so-long!! Thank you to everyone who sent us these perfect distillations of humanity which, as it would turn out, is still (somehow!!) thriving. AwooooOOoOoOoOoOOOOOO!

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Many thanks to HEATHER STEVENSON for today's Santa Barbara Song performance, and to DARCEL ELLIOTT, TANIA ISRAEL, and former Santa Barbara Mayor HELENE SCHNEIDER for establishing once and for all that Santa Barbara *is* Sunnydale.

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Apr 15, 2020
0.23: Clare Kramer Interview
01:04:13

Behold the magnificence of her dulcet tones as they land against your unworthy eardrums, mortals - today is the day we give you our conversation with the GLORIOUS Clare Kramer!!! Her most wondrous smoothness talked with Kristin about her inspiration for the Glory audition, the on-set trials and tribulations of being a woman with naturally perfect curly hair, and loads more. As is always the case with our cast interviews, there are **SPOILERS WITHIN** so tread carefully, Scoobies, and enjoy!!! (Or should we say... BENjoy?! Wait, why would we say that? Can't remember... hm. Probably nothing.)

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SPECIAL GUEST CLARE KRAMER!!
Follow Clare at @clarekramerofficial on Instagram and @clarekramer on Twitter!

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Apr 08, 2020
5.14: Crush
01:31:34

You know that feeling when you used to date an undead guy with a soul but then he left town, and then you dated an alive guy who loved basketballs but then he also left town, so you've just been *trying* to mind your own business while you process your sister being a mystical key and fight off a god who wears silk and heels... but then ANOTHER undead guy, this time one with peroxide hair and a chip in his head, develops a massive crush on you?! Life can sure be the pits sometimes! We are here this week with S5E14: Crush so before you go and put up your protective wards, let's let a little Spike in, shall we?

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Apr 01, 2020
0.22: Find the Helpers & Just Keep Fighting
00:46:37

Last week we put out a call on social media to hear what you all were doing to help our communities during this scary and overwhelming time. We were so overwhelmed with your beautiful responses that we decided to read a selection of them here! One of the biggest gifts that Buffy continues to give us is community, and our Buffering community is something that we are thankful for each and every day. We will be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming (with S5E14: Crush ahhhhh!), but for now if you'd like a bit of light in the form of your fellow scoobies being the gosh darn best, here you go.

Stay safe and, if all else fails, try speaking Latin.
AwooooooOOoOooOoooOOOOO!

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#JUSTKEEPFIGHTING
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Mar 25, 2020
5.13: Blood Ties
01:35:58

Dawn finds out she's the key while eating chocolates with Spike at the Magic Box, Glory gets to the hospital only moments after Ben left which was so weird, and Anya and Xander's role play includes firemen and shepherds... BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THIS IS A DOOZY OF AN EPISODE, Y'ALL. Much trauma, many things revealed, and also RIP Dreg the Minion. Wow. It's S5E13: Blood Ties.

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Mar 18, 2020
5.12: Checkpoint
01:16:40

The brilliant Ira Madison III returns to guest on his *very favorite episode* of the series and we get down and dirty with the patriarchal bullshit that is (and has always been) THE F*CKING COUNCIL. In the words of Jenny Owen Youngs, "fellas, she is not your commodity"!! Want to know why?! Because power. She has it. You don't. And we know it f*****cking bothers you!!!! MWAHAHAHAHA yes indeed it is S5E12: Checkpoint, and we couldn't think of a better time than right damn now to tell Quentin and his Quentets to suuuuuuuck itttttttt!

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Mar 04, 2020
5.11: Triangle
01:22:01

Trixie Mattel is here CAN YOU EVEN STAND IT?!?! We are going to talk about Olaf the Troll and Anya and Willow fighting and Dr. Seuss and wigs and Xander's poor lil wrist and Tara's eyeshadow and running into Juliet Landau at the gym??!?! Wow. It's S5E11: Triangle!!!

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Feb 19, 2020
0.21: Interview with Marc Blucas
01:18:27

Marc Blucas!!! Measures his hand size!!! Against Jenny's?!!! WHAT IS LIFE EVEN?! In addition to hand size comparison, we dig into topics like: how it felt to be surrounded by tin foil at The Initiative, whether or not Forrest had a crush on Riley, what that goddamn sexy boot removal was all about, and of course the ahem many varied and colorful opinions on our resident butterscotchian boyfriend. In the words of Jenny... WOW.

**Spoilers contained within this interview!**

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Feb 12, 2020
5.10: Into the Woods
01:40:44

Helicopter blades are whirring over the sound of our tears as Buffy comes face to face with her fear of needing some monster in her men, all while our cardboard prince heads deep into the unknown woods. Jenny also examines height differentials and thinks about how that might affect the use of the Buffy box. You're welcome. It's S5E10: Into the Woods.

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Feb 05, 2020
5.09: Listening to Fear
01:30:43

A queller demon on the ceiling! A queller demon in a tree! A queller demon under your car! A queller demon with many teeth!! While we *hate* this extraterrestrial bug more than most things in this life, we’d still rather look at its horrible mouth than think about Joyce going into surgery. Sigh. It’s S5E9: Listening to Fear, and we must face it even though we don’t wanna.

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Jan 22, 2020
5.08: Shadow
01:24:17

There's a snake! There's a snake! There's a great big snake!! With... arms?!?! WHATEVER. Glory, who now has a name and some new shoes, puts a cobra in a vase and kablam makes a giant snake who sniffs and sniffs until he finds THE KEY (it's Dawn, but nobody tell Glory)!! Luckily Big-Slayer-Sister Buffy rides on the back of the snake like Khaleesi on her dragons and kills it before it can reveal the truth to Glorificus. Meanwhile, Joyce is diagnosed with a brain tumor, and we do not want to talk about it because it is sad. It is S5E8: Shadow! LOOK OUT FOR THE SNAKE!

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Jan 08, 2020
5.07: Fool For Love
01:59:58

Live from San Francisco's Brava Theater!! Spike has always been bad, baby... but this week we learn that, at first, he was only bad at poetry. We are taking a deep dive into our favorite peroxide-doused vampire and are joined by the effulgent Kate Leth & Joanna Robinson to discuss impeccable cheekbones, bad accents, snapping subway poles in half, and what to do when your finger *oops* gets covered in the blood of a slayer?! WOW. Buckle up and and get ready for a live barrel-jump by Jenny Owen Youngs, because it's S5E7: Fool For Love!

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SPECIAL GUESTS

Kate Leth: @kateleth; bisexual.zone

Joanna Robinson: @jowrotethis

Introducing Cory Branan as the voice of Spike!
@corybranan; corybranan.com

Thank you to The Brava Theater in San Francisco, to Cathy for our stunning lighting, and to Jaime (fanlink.to/sainthills) for engineering!

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Dec 11, 2019
5.06: Family
01:37:36

Kate Leth guests and Tara's family makes a surprise visit to Sunnydale with a whole carload of patriarchal bullsh*t in tow (and also Amy Adams). Never fear! The scoobies do what scoobies do best in response: they punch Tara in the nose and promptly welcome her into their chosen family. Oh, and we spend no less than a half hour on a new, one-time segment with Kate called "Cornography." It's S5E5: Family, and you're all welcome.

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Nov 27, 2019
5.05: No Place Like Home
01:33:13

The Beast has arrived in her glorious red dress, tousling about her golden locks and also some very important monks. Spike is out for a walk bitch and Giles is in his most resplendent wizarding attire, Anya gets a job and Ben still looks great in scrubs. Oh, and although we still don't know what's in that Magic Eye poster... we now know that DAWN IS THE FREAKING KEY. It's S5E5: No Place Like Home!


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Nov 13, 2019
5.04: Out of My Mind
01:19:44

Riley's heart beats 150 times per minute but he still can't find love and no one cares except for Jenny! JUST KIDDING. Buffy also cares. Joyce faints in the kitchen, Harmony smokes Morley Slims and cannot keep an arrow in a crossbow, and most importantly SPIKE LOVES DAWSON'S CREEK. It's Season 5 Episode 4: Out of My Mind.


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Oct 30, 2019
5.03: The Replacement
01:26:54

Two Xanders, no waiting! Our favorite day-glo demon Toth is in town to kill the Slayer but, whoops!, his neon beam misses Buffy and instead splits Xander into two. While Anya contemplates the many things she can do in this kind of glorious double-boyfriend threesome, the scooby gang work on putting Xander back together again. Oh, and by the way? Spike made a Buffy mannequin! Whatever! It's Season 5 Episode 3: The Replacement!


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SPECIAL GUESTS

Fashion Watch Queen Kate Leth: @kateleth; http://kateleth.com


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Oct 16, 2019
0.20: Interview with Mercedes McNab
00:40:47

Mercedes McNab sat down to talk with Kristin about her role as our favorite Cordette-turned-vampire, Harmony! We talk about her audition, that epic fight scene with Xander, and the many takes it took to say Blondie Bear for the first time — and we also put out a call for anyone who knows who got Harmony's fangs from the set of Buffy?!?! So Mercedes, at last, we meet!

**Spoilers contained within this interview!**


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Oct 09, 2019
0.19: Gaby Dunn, Mal Blum, and Dawn Summers
00:42:01

BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT YOU (and because Gaby Dunn could never be contained to just a few lines), we bring you this extra special bonus chat between us, Gaby, and musical artist/general dreamboat Mal Blum. We talk to Gaby about her experience performing the role of Dawn for the song in S5E2: Real Me, and Gaby in turn explains to us the general concept of Harriet the Spy. Mal is on hand to be charming and delightful. You're welcome!!


**Spoilers are contained within this interview so if you haven't watched past Season 5 Episode 5, hang tight and listen to this after you get there!**


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SPECIAL GUESTS

Famous Millenial Gaby Dunn: @gabydunn

Singer, Songwriter, Heartthrob Mal Blum: @malblum


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Oct 04, 2019
5.02: Real Me
01:22:18

Harmony has brought her minions to Sunnydale to kill Buffy, Joyce is dressing up for someone at the gallery, Tara and Willow have officially U-Hauled (but where is Miss Kitty??), and Buffy still has... a little sister?! We have a segment from our Mercedes McNab interview, a fashion watch from Kate Leth, and we have cast Gaby Goddamn Dunn as the voice of Dawn in this week's song. Hold onto your gold pants, everyone, because its Season 5 Episode 2: Real Me!


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Mercedes McNab: @mercedesmcnabofficial

Fashion Watch Queen Kate Leth: @kateleth; http://kateleth.com

Famous Millenial Gaby Dunn: @gabydunn


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Oct 02, 2019
5.01: Buffy vs Dracula
02:09:55

Hooooooooly Hellmouths -- Dracula's in Sunnydale! Mom is drunk! Dad is Vlad! And WE! ARE! BACK! We missed you a TON and there's SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT, so we are coming back to you with a super-sized, 2-freaking-hour episode. We've got incredible guests Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair and The Storm, Ian Carlos Crawford of Slayerfest 98, and a very special VIDEO EDITION of Buffy FasionWatch from Kate Leth - you'll want to be sitting down for this one! PLUS Chris "Born Hot" Farren returns to reprise his role as the voice of Xander. This week we are LIVE in front of an audience of 350 Scoobies at World Cafe Live in Philly, with a super-sized episode to discuss S5E1: Buffy Vs. Dracula!!!!!!


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SPECIAL GUESTS

Joanna Robinson: @jowrotethis

Ian Carlos Crawford: @ianxcarlos

Fashion Watch Queen Kate Leth: @kateleth; http://kateleth.com

America's Gentle Sweetheart Chris Farren: @chrisfarren; http://chrisfarren.com


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Sep 18, 2019
0.18: Interview with Charisma Carpenter
01:26:24

It is here! It is time! Charisma Carpenter sat down with us to talk about the trope of the mean girl, that infamous spatula scene, the audition she almost didn't make it to, and how Cordelia got to stake her very first vamp! We dig into her time on Buffy and Angel, and also get deep on politics, parenting, religion, and so much more. As the saying goes: Cordelia, we love you, Cordelia, you're perfect, Cordeliaaaaaa.

Be warned, this interview may contain spoilers.


Many thanks to CHARISMA CARPENTER (@AllCharisma) for taking the time to talk to us!

Check out her podcast with Christian Majewski, The Opposite Sex Show, right here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-opposite-sex-show/id1455442319


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

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Episode mix & edit by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode produced by Kristin Russo

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Jul 23, 2019
0.17: Interview with Seth Green
00:59:29

What's that sound? Why, 'tis the rare E flat diminished ninth chord, signaling that our interview with the delightful Seth Green hath arrived! We got to talk to Seth about his time on the show playing everyone's favorite part-time werewolf and full-time dreamboat, Oz! We also chatted about the new film he wrote, directed, and stars in, Changeland, which is out today! - rest assured this episode is 100% certified grade-A hootenanny!

Be warned, this interview may contain spoilers.


Many thanks to SETH GREEN (@SethGreen) for taking the time to talk to us! His feature directorial debut CHANGELAND is in limited theaters and VOD June 7 (aka today)!

You can watch the trailer here: https://people.com/movies/seth-green-macaulay-culkin-trailer-changeland/

Changeland on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/changeland/id1460415815


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

The SONGS FROM SEASON FOUR album is here!!!! Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you stream music. You can also find the CD version in our store, along with new Alewife Beer Steins by Isabella Rotman, new dad hats and more! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

NEW PATREON LEVEL & GIVEAWAYS: Head on over to patreon.com/bufferingcast, and also check out the amazing summer we have in store for you on our Events page!

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Episode mix & edit by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode produced by Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Jun 07, 2019
4.22.02: Restless Part Two
01:22:47

It's the last episode of Season 4 (!!) which means that it is high time for Giles to sing us some rocking exposition, for Anya to tell us the funniest joke we've ever heard, and for Buffy to prepare her bedroom for what's to come... Today, alongside a fashion watch from Kate Leth and some very important thoughts from special guest Lauren Eggert-Crowe, we are talking about the second two dream sequences and *all of our feelings,* for S4E22: Restless.


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Kate Leth: @kateleth


A big thanks to special guest Lauren Eggert-Crowe who runs Hamilton in Sunnydale!

You can find more of her work at http://www.laureneggertcrowe.com/ and follow all of the Sunnydale/Hamilton fun at @sunnydaleham on Twitter


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Episode mix & edit by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode produced by Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

May 01, 2019
4.22: Restless
01:28:43

Push those VHS tapes into your VCRs and close your eyes, scoobies: let's dream of Sappho poems, ice cream trucks, Giles and Spike on a swing set, and Anya steering with no hands... We have special guests Alyse Knorr and David Wells (who plays the Cheese Man!) to help guide us through the first half of our Season 4 Finale! Today we are talking about the first two dream sequences in S4E22: Restless. Tune in next week for the second installment!


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


THANK YOU TO OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

Alyse Knorr: Assistant Professor of English at Regis University, poet, and author of many things including Mega City Redux which is out now! alyseknorr.com

David Wells: The very Cheese Man himself!

Coya White Hat-Artichoker @coyahope

Please support Sister Song https://www.sistersong.net/


HOT HOT TIPS

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NEW PATREON LEVEL & GIVEAWAYS: Head on over to patreon.com/bufferingcast, and also check out the amazing summer we have in store for you on our Events page!

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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Apr 24, 2019
0.16: Interview with Sophia Crawford & Jeff Pruitt
01:00:26

Sophia Crawford, Sarah Michelle Gellar's stunt double from Seasons 1 - 4 of Buffy, and Jeff Pruitt, the show's stunt coordinator from 1997 - 2000 sat down to tell us all about their work! They are now *married* to each other (don't worry, their proposal story is on set...) and they have what might be the most exquisite collection of behind-the-scenes stories from the first four seasons of the series EVER?! Join us as we hear about the emotional nature of Buffy/Faith fight scenes, flirting as a Pink Power Ranger, Buffy's infamous boots, and so so so much more.


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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Apr 17, 2019
4.21: Primeval
01:26:59

4.21: Primeval

Let's rip the uranium core out of Adam, SHALL WE?! Manus, Spiritus, Animus, and Sophus combine today to show us once more that the power of community can overcome evil, hatred, and men who store limitless hard drives in their chest cavities. Today we are discussing S4E21: Primeval.


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Thank you to Lindsay Crouse for today's interview!!


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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

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Apr 03, 2019
0.15: Interview with James Marsters
01:46:49

Buckle your seatbelts and black out your windshields because we are about to blast RIGHT THROUGH that Welcome to Sunnydale sign, light up a Morley, and talk to James Marsters about his time playing the most beloved black-nailed, peroxide-headed vampire of all time: Spike! This is the Interview with a Vampire we have all truly been waiting for, is it not?!


Be warned, this interview contains spoilers!


LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMES MARSTERS:

JamesMarstersOfficial.com

Vidiots // vimeo.vidiotsonline.com

Twitter & Instagram: @jamesmarstersof


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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

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Mar 27, 2019
4.20: The Yoko Factor
01:34:53

Crossover episode!! Brittany Ashley and Laura Zak slide in from Angel On Top to join Jenny for a spirited discussion of this episode - including the no-holds-barred matchup between (GASP!!!) Angel and Riley! TWO TITANS CONVERGE AT LONG LAST, and they both could stand for some emotional maturation! Are you Team Billowy Coat King Of Pain? Team Butterscotch Hunk? Or Team Man I Sure Miss Faith?! Wherever you fall on the BuffyShip spectrum, we've got you covered for S4E20: The Yoko Factor.


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Special Guest Host Brittany Ashley: @britt27ash, brittanyashleyfunny.com

Special Guest Host Laura Zak: @la_wa, laurazak.com

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Mar 20, 2019
4.19: New Moon Rising
01:35:41
Mar 06, 2019
4.18: Where the Wild Things Are
01:24:07

Hrishikesh Hirway is back to talk to Jenny about his favorite character, Riley Finn! We also discuss the very special time in a young girl's life when she accidentally becomes one half of a human sex battery powering a lust-filled poltergeisty frat house haunting. Relatable! For better or worse, today is all about S4E18: Where the Wild Things Are.


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Special Guest Host, Hrishikesh Hirway; @hrishihirway, hrishikesh.co

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HOT HOT TIPS

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Feb 20, 2019
4.17: Superstar
01:28:12

It's another day in Sunnydale, which means chaos, monsters, and the valiant charge of our hero Jonathan. Vanquishing all evil as it arrives on the Hellmouth, showing us all how to be gracious and kind while also strong and powerful, Jonathan gives a voice to the voiceless, and continues to give us hope. Where would we be without him? Today we are discussing S4E17: Superstar. Thank you, Jonathan. Thank you.


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Special Guest Host, Joanna Robinson; @jowrotethis

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Kate Leth, Our Fashion Queen: @kateleth


SPECIAL SONG GUESTS

Chris Farren as the voice of Xander: http://hotguywithglasses.com

(Introducing!) Hrishikesh Hirway as the voice of Giles: https://hrishikesh.co/

Bess Rogers as the voice of Willow: http://bessrogers.com/


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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Feb 06, 2019
4.16: Who Are You?
01:22:06

AAAHHHH FAITH SWAPPED BODIES WITH BUFFY! All hands on deck! This is not a drill! This week we are live from PodCon2 in Seattle, where we find Faith and Buffy locked in eternal girl-frenemy conflict, Tara and Willow getting VERY sweaty as they make a magic glow-ball out of *ahem*, and also - hey, what's a "stevedore"? Grab a towel for S4E16: Who Are You?


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Kate Leth, Our Fashion Queen: @kateleth


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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Jan 24, 2019
4.15: This Year's Girl
01:16:32

Faith is back with a goddamn magical fidget spinner, NEED WE SAY MORE?! This week we are live from London's Vampire Ball (!!) talking about Faith and Buffy and Buffy and Faith, our favorite slayer gal pals in all the universe. Yes, there is an erotic novel. Buckle up for S4E15: This Year's Girl


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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Jan 09, 2019
4.14 Goodbye Iowa
01:37:01

Riley is very sweaty, but don't worry Buffy has a bandana for his itchy hand! Willow isn't only going over to Tara's for magic, SILLY!! Adam is so technologically advanced that he can put more than one floppy disk into his chest cavity while saying WHAT AM I like a confused baby frankenbird!!! We are careening into the middle of this season, scoobies, and today we've got S4E14: Goodbye Iowa, for you.


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HOT HOT TIPS

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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)


Dec 19, 2018
4.13: The I In Team
01:19:06

Don't you just love when your psych professor turns out to be the head of a monster initiative that created a Frankenstein-like thing named Adam who eats floppy disks and has metal shinguards?! Don't you love it even more when she sets up creepy cameras to watch you and your new boyfriend have sex (he's gonna take off your boot!) and then tries to murder you?!?! Yes, friends, it is S4E13: The I In Team. Don't say we didn't warn you.


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Kate Leth, Our Fashion Queen: @kateleth


HOT HOT TIPS

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We have a new pom hat! We have Smash shirts for kids!! We have vinyl! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

NEW PATREON LEVEL & GIVEAWAYS: Head on over to patreon.com/bufferingcast

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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)


Dec 05, 2018
4.12: A New Man
01:24:02

Ethan Rayne is back in town and so, of course, is Kate Leth! We talk oh-so-much about the sexual tension between our two favorite mystics, listen to Jenny attempt to tell a story about having sex in college, witness some DEFLOWERING between our witches, and give special attention to Giles putting a feather duster between his teeth. Oh, *and* we have a Giles jingle for you. Welcome to S4E12: A New Man!


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Kate Leth, Our Fashion (& Rayne/Giles Fanfic) Queen: @kateleth


HOT HOT TIPS

We'll be at PODCON Jan 19th & 20th in Seattle! IRL tickets (and virtual tickets) available now at podcon.com!

We'll also be at The Vampire Ball in London Nov 30th through Dec 2nd (along with James Marsters, Julie Benz, and more!!) - tickets & info at starfury.co.uk!

We have a new pom hat! We have Smash shirts for kids!! We have vinyl! We have SO MANY THINGS and a sale running through Sunday with the code CORDELIA! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Nov 21, 2018
4.11: Doomed
01:20:57

In Sunnydale this week, Spike shrinks all of his clothing, we confirm that Buffy is a Capricorn on the cusp of Aquarius, and Kristin and Jenny THROW DOWN on their differing opinions of Riley Finn. Also, Forest is still in love with Riley, Willow makes a great joke about 19th Century Literature, and Percy is A JERK! We are here a day early to tell you to go and VOTE today in the midterm elections, and to discuss S4E11: Doomed!!


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

We'll be at PODCON Jan 19th & 20th in Seattle! IRL tickets (and virtual tickets) available now at podcon.com!

We'll also be at The Vampire Ball in London Nov 30th through Dec 2nd (along with James Marsters, Julie Benz, and more!!) - tickets & info at starfury.co.uk!

We have socks! We have a new Buffy Forever t-shirt!! We have vinyl! We have SO MANY THINGS AHHH: Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

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Nov 06, 2018
4.10.02: Hush Part Two
01:49:18
Oct 31, 2018
4.10: Hush
01:53:42

This is the one where —

*Your hosts grab suddenly at their throats & try to continue speaking. Their eyes widen. They look directly into the camera, overtaken by fear.*


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Kate Leth, Our Fashion Queen: @kateleth


SPECIAL GUESTS

Doug Flippin' Jones: @actordougjones, actordougjones.com

Hrishikesh Hirway as co-writer, co-producer, and on background vocals: @hrishihirway, hrishikesh.co

Ben Thornewill on (the most beautiful) keys: @benthornewill, benthornewill.com

Music mix for "Hush" by Zach McNees: @ZMSuited, zachmcnees.com


HOT HOT TIPS

We'll be at PODCON Jan 19th & 20th in Seattle! IRL tickets (and virtual tickets) available now at podcon.com!

We'll also be at The Vampire Ball in London Nov 30th through Dec 2nd (along with James Marsters, Julie Benz, and more!!) - tickets & info at starfury.co.uk!

We have socks! We have a new Buffy Forever t-shirt!! We have vinyl! We have SO MANY THINGS AHHH: Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

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Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Oct 24, 2018
4.09: Something Blue
01:29:40

A heartbroken Willow decides to cast a *late night* spell in a shared dormitory bathroom which can only mean one thing: Spike and Buffy are going to get engaged! To each other! WHAT A DAY. Today we're discussing S4E9: Something Blue.


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

Kate Leth, Our Fashion Queen: @kateleth


HOT HOT TIPS

We'll be at PODCON Jan 19th & 20th in Seattle! IRL tickets (and virtual tickets) available now at podcon.com!

We'll also be at The Vampire Ball in London Nov 30th through Dec 2nd (along with James Marsters, Julie Benz, and more!!) - tickets & info at starfury.co.uk!

We have socks! We have a new Buffy Forever t-shirt!! We have vinyl! We have SO MANY THINGS AHHH: Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

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Oct 10, 2018
A1.08: I Will Remember You
01:28:20

A crossover for the ages brings Buffy into the Angelverse to show us all how beautiful love can be before then ripping our hearts our of our chests. Yes, that's right, we are barreling forward through tales of peanut butter in bed, dishes flying off tables in the throes of passion, demons with troll-doll jewels for eyes, oracle twins, Doyle taking Angel's pulse, Cordelia's midriff, and the temporal fold to kill us all. Buckle up, kids... it's Angel Season 1Episode 8: I Will Remember You.


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Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com, everyoneisgay.com, mykidisgay.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


SPECIAL GUESTS

Special guest host Laura Zak: @la_wa

Check out our sister-podcast, Angel On Top, where Laura Zak & Brittany Ashley go episode by episode in discussing Angel!


HOT HOT TIPS

We released a bonus song in this week's Angel On Top episode, written by us and performed by the brilliant Ben Thornewill of Jukebox the Ghost. You can now pre-order our very first vinyl, which features our song as performed by Jenny Owen Youngs on one side, Angel's song as performed by Ben Thornewill, and a gorgeous cover design by our very own Kristine Thune. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

We'll be at PODCON Jan 19th & 20th in Seattle! IRL tickets (and virtual tickets) available now at podcon.com!

We'll also be at The Vampire Ball in London Nov 30th through Dec 2nd (along with James Marsters, Julie Benz, and more!!) - tickets & info at starfury.co.uk!

NEW PATREON LEVEL & GIVEAWAYS: Head on over to patreon.com/bufferingcast

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Oct 03, 2018
0.14: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 6
00:58:42

Holy hell(mouth), you send us so much glorious mail that we decided to bring a very special mailbag episode right into your lil scooby ears this month! We talk about fruit punch! We talk about the love of taciturn men! We talk about writing songs! Jenny squeals for Marc Blucas! It's a hoot (minus the 'nanny), and we hope you enjoy.


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

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Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com, everyoneisgay.com, mykidisgay.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

We'll be at PODCON Jan 19th & 20th in Seattle! IRL tickets (and virtual tickets) available now at podcon.com!

We'll also be at The Vampire Ball in London Nov 30th through Dec 2nd (along with James Marsters, Julie Benz, and more!!) - tickets & info at starfury.co.uk!

A BRAND NEW "Support Your Local Alewife" TEE is up in our store - inspired by Heather Hogan's alewife history lesson in our episode for Beer Bad, and featuring a siiiick illustration by Isabella Rotman! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

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Sep 19, 2018
4.08: Pangs
01:37:40

It's Thanksgiving in Sunnydale, and much is happening: Detective Angel's lurking in the bushes, Anya is *so Anya*, and Spike is tied to a chair! It's not all fun & games though - there's a whole lot of white guilt, colonialism, and troubled history to examine in this holiday episode. We're thankful to welcome Coya White Hat-Artichoker, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a writer, poet and speaker on issues regarding race, equity, Two-Spirit identity and sovereignty, onto the podcast to share her thoughts about the episode as well. Today we're discussing S4E8: Pangs.


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com, everyoneisgay.com, mykidisgay.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


SPECIAL GUESTS

Special guest Coya White Hat-Artichoker: @coyahope

The book Coya is a part of where she wrote about her experience at Standing Rock, and opened with a quote from Rogue One: https://www.amazon.com/Walk-Towards-anthology-remember-inauguration/dp/1542380634

THIS EPISODE'S "SONG" - You can hear the complete speech that Standing Rock tribal elder Phyllis Young made to the Energy Transfer Partners (the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wlRdkP3Q70


HOT HOT TIPS

We'll be at PODCON Jan 19th & 20th in Seattle! IRL tickets (and virtual tickets) available now at podcon.com!

We'll also be at The Vampire Ball in London Nov 30th through Dec 2nd (along with James Marsters, Julie Benz, and more!!) - tickets & info at starfury.co.uk!

A BRAND NEW "Support Your Local Alewife" TEE is up in our store - inspired by Heather Hogan's alewife history lesson in our episode for Beer Bad, and featuring a siiiick illustration by Isabella Rotman! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP!

NEW PATREON LEVEL & GIVEAWAYS: Head on over to patreon.com/bufferingcast

HELP US TRANSCRIBE over at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/transcriptions


Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)


Aug 29, 2018
4.07: The Initiative
01:22:57

RILEY LIKES BUFFY and he's part of a secret monster-catching arm of the government, conveniently headquartered underneath his campus housing! ALSO Spike is in peril, Buffy is bad at fro-yo, Harmony has a unicorn poster, Giles & Xander desperately want to be useful, and Willow still believes in love (perhaps begrudgingly, perhaps only for other people, but still). Today we're discussing S4E7: The Initiative.


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com, everyoneisgay.com, mykidisgay.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

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Aug 15, 2018
4.06 Wild At Heart
01:25:02

Oh, Willow. Is there anything more to say?! Special guest host Joanna Robinson joins Kristin to discuss the hair regimes of She Wolves, the attractiveness of men with power tools, and, of course, the heartbreak that is S4E6: Wild At Heart. *clutches bosom and wails*


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SPECIAL GUESTS

Special Guest Host Joanna Robinson: @jowrotethis; https://www.vanityfair.com/contributor/joanna-robinson

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Aug 01, 2018
4.05: Beer Bad
01:45:42

LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT’S S4E5: Beer Bad!!!

There comes a time in the lives of two podcasters when they must stare destiny in the face and say, “We alone wield the strength and skill to discuss what is widely regarded as the worst episode of Buffy. YES, world, we shall now talk about Beer Bad.” Thankfully we were joined by Heather Hogan, Louis Peitzman, and Kathy Tu for this episode, and we taped in front of a live audience of 250 Scoobies in Brooklyn at Littlefield! Get ready for very bad CroMagnon hair and FOAMY, FOAMY BEER!


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Jul 18, 2018
4.04: Fear, Itself
01:34:46

It's Halloween in July and we are back at a frat house (*~the paaaaatriarchyyyy~*)! Meanwhile, Anya is terrified of bunnies, Joan of Arc and God are winning the costume contest, and GILES HAS A CHAINSAW???? Today we are discussing S4E4: Fear, Itself!


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Jul 04, 2018
4.03: The Harsh Light of Day
01:31:55

Our platinum baby is back alongside vamp Harmony in pursuit of the gem of Amara, and Parker is a total jerkface! Also, ANYA. Today we are discussing S4E3: The Harsh Light of Day!


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SPECIAL GUESTS

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Jun 20, 2018
4.02: Living Conditions
01:12:43

Buffy's college roommate Kathy is here in full force, so you'd better log your calls, label your eggs, and make sure your face is glued on tight!! Passive-aggression is the demonic force at play in Sunnydale this week, and not even the park benches will be safe. *blasts Cher* Today we are discussing S4E2: Living Conditions.


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Jun 06, 2018
4.01: The Freshman
01:16:09

Buffy's off to COLLEGE and navigating the many obstacles of higher education matriculation - frathouse Jell-O shots, misogynistic professors, and of course on-campus vampires who kill your new friends, insult your outfit, and read your diary. Hellmouth no! Today we are discussing S4E1: The Freshman.


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May 23, 2018
0.13: Interview with Harry Groener!!
00:59:45

WOW, Kristin got the chance to sit down and chat with the mayor of Sunnydale himself, Harry Groener!! We couldn't think of a better way to close out season 3 than to share this fantastic conversation with all of you. You'll hear them dig into Richard Wilkins III's complicated relationship with Faith, discuss how a mayor ascending is similar to Bruce Banner hulking out, and you'll also be delighted (or perhaps terrified) to find that Harry and the mayor have the same laugh... though in this context, it's considerably less ominous. Today we're saying a fond farewell to Season Faith, with this very special Episode Mayor!


LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT HARRY GROENER'S UP TO:

Antaeus Theatre Company // antaeus.org

A Futile and Stupid Gesture


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Apr 04, 2018
3.22: Graduation Day Part 2
01:22:55

Angel stands silhouetted in a foggy mist reflecting on his passions whilst Faith and Buffy find each other in a shared dreamscape. Seriously, though, this is the one where the class of '99 RISES UP TO BATTLE SOME MAJOR EVIL. Uh-huh that's right. Today we are discussing S3E22: Graduation Day Part 2.


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Mar 28, 2018
3.21: Graduation Day Part 1
00:56:23

WOW wow wow wow wow THIS IS THE ONE WHERE Buffy puts on some leather pants and Faith's eating a twizzler and then THEY FIGHT aaaaah probably some other stuff happens too but WHO CARES?! Today we're discussing S3E21: Graduation Day Part 1.


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Mar 21, 2018
3.20: The Prom
01:09:16

Ira Madison III returns to help us discuss the finer points of breaking up with your girlfriend in a sewer, how great Cordelia looks in her prom dress, and the most beautiful umbrella anyone has ever received as a token of gratitude for defending a whole town from the forces of evil. Today we're discussing S3E20: The Prom.


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Ira Madison III: on twitter @ira, writing on The Daily Beast, and podcasting via KEEP IT!


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Mar 07, 2018
3.19: Choices
01:11:29

Willow is kidnapped! Faith is gifted a fresh-smelling thing of beauty! The Mayor eats a twelve-course meal of spiders! Buffy gets into Northwestern! Angel drops the winch on his burgeoning detective career! Today we're discussing S3E19: Choices.


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Feb 28, 2018
3.18: Earshot
01:30:01

Our #1 fave Joanna Robinson returns to help us explore the finer points of Herbal Essences commercials, Alex Mack, and the simple fact that when you unexpectedly absorb the silvery blood of a mouthless demon and gain the power to read minds, it's not all sunshine and puppies. Today we're discussing S3E18: Earshot.


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Feb 14, 2018
3.17: Enemies
01:34:26

This is the one where Buffy and Faith become (Best Fr)ENEMIES, so buckle up for some serious drama. Hrishikesh Hirway of The West Wing Weekly and Song Exploder joins us in our discussion of French films, billowing blouses, and bondage. Today we're discussing S3E17: Enemies.


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HOT HOT TIPS

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Feb 07, 2018
3.16: Doppelgängland
01:45:54

TWO WILLOWS, NO WAITING! Plus we have a lovely chat with story expert (and Buffy aficionado) Lani Diane Rich, and a mind-bending Buffy FashionWatch from Kate Leth - once you hear it, you'll never be the same. Today we're discussing S3E16: Doppelgängland.


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Jan 31, 2018
3.15: Consequences
01:10:44

We can barely recall when one leather-clad vampire slayer came a-fogging up classroom windows and drawing hearts everywhere - 'twas so like a dream, and only one short week ago. Lo! The winds of change blow harsh through Sunnydale, forcing Buffy and Faith farther apart from one another. Will they ever find their way back?! Today we're discussing S3E15: Consequences.


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Jan 17, 2018
3.14: Bad Girls
01:39:38

THE TIME HAS COME FOR ALL BAD GIRLS TO BREATHE FOG ONTO THE WINDOW PANE AND DRAW STAKED HEARTS UPON THE GLASS! Faith and Buffy are spending a LOT of time together this episode, and Jenny can't stop screaming about it. (Kristin is also excited but is playing it characteristically *cool.*)

Kristin has a fantastic talk with the lovely Jack Plotnick (portrayer of deputy mayor Allan!!), and Buffering poet laureate Kate Leth delivers the greatest Buffy FashionWatch of all time! Today we're discussing S3E14: BAD GIRLS!!!!!!!


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Jack Plotnick: @jackplotnick on twitter; hop to jackplotnick.com for the whole sharknado of Jack-ness!

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HOT HOT TIPS

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Join us on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast

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Jan 10, 2018
3.13: The Zeppo
01:26:30

It's Season Faith, Episode Xander, and Andrew Ti (of the Yo, Is This Racist? blog & podcast) joins us for a deep dive into the patriarchy and macramé owls! Plus!! The incredible Chris Farren returns, performing and producing the song that we wrote for this week's episode. Today we're discussing S3E13: The Zeppo.


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

Snag a handwritten lyric sheet this January and benefit Time's Up (timesupnow.com) at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/greatergood

Still feeling festive? "Buffy, It's Cold Outside" can be seen & heard at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/tistheseason "Amends" can be downloaded for free at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/amends

Join us on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast

Snag the new "Randy for Giles" pin, designed by Kate Leth, along with heaps of other sweet Buffering merch, by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking SHOP.


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Jan 03, 2018
0.12: Santa Barbara, The Mayor, & Nerf Herder
00:58:57

In this VERY SPECIAL EPISODE, we venture to Santa Barbara (aka Sunnydale) at the request of THE MAYOR (Helene Schneider, who is, as best we can tell, not evil *at all* but a totally lovely human, as well as a Buffy fan)! We chat with Helene -- and also Parry Gripp and Steve Sherlock of Nerf Herder (!!!) who of course you know WROTE AND PERFORMED the Buffy theme (eeeeeee) and brought us an unbelievable gift. This week, we're totally convinced that Santa Barbara is the real Sunnydale!


FIND NERF HERDER ON TWITTER: @NerfHerder_band

Our closing song this week is "The Chosen One" by Heather Stevenson. You can find it on her album Golden, available on iTunes and Spotify!


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Snag the new "Randy for Giles" pin, designed by Kate Leth, along with heaps of other sweet Buffering merch, by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking SHOP. Snag 15% off your purchase through the end of the year with code BYE2017.


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Dec 27, 2017
3.12: Helpless
01:46:59

Will Buffy get to go to the ice show for her birthday? Will Angel finish his cheese plate? These are just a couple of the questions we're examining today, PLUS Jeff Kober joins us to talk about playing Zachary Kralik!! In case you forgot, this is the one where Quentin Travers, the head of the Watchers Council, is all "Hi Buffy, we'll be drugging you without your knowledge before locking you, in your weakened state, inside a deteriorating old boarding house with a former serial killer/current vampire." Today we're discussing S3E12: Helpless.


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

"Buffy, It's Cold Outside" can be seen & heard at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/tistheseason

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Join us on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast

Snag the new "Randy for Giles" pin, designed by Kate Leth, along with heaps of other sweet Buffering merch, by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking SHOP.


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Dec 13, 2017
3.11: Gingerbread
01:37:45

Grab your pitchforks and brace yourselves for some mob mentality, Sunnydale-style - we've arrived at Season Faith, Episode M.O.O.! Also, holy cheese wheels, we talked to Elizabeth Anne Allen (who plays Amy Madison) about nearly getting burned at the stake on her birthday, meeting the rat-actor who played her character's rat-self, and loads more! Today we're discussing S3E11: Gingerbread.


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Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram


HOT HOT TIPS

"Buffy, It's Cold Outside" can be seen & heard at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/tistheseason

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Join us on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast

Snag the new "Randy for Giles" pin, designed by Kate Leth, along with heaps of other sweet Buffering merch, by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking SHOP.


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Dec 06, 2017
3.10: Amends
01:43:05

It's that magical time of year when tree lights twinkle, snowfall dusts the distant hilltops, and the ghosts of those you've murdered in cold blood come back to haunt you. Gaby Dunn RETURNS and Joanna Robinson pops by for a quick Buffy FeelingsWatch (and brings her impression of Angel's impression of an Irish accent). Today we're discussing S3E10: Amends.


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Gaby Dunn: @gabydunn on twitter; youtube.com/justbetweenusshow; and read her book(!) smarturl.it/IHEBYbook

Joanna Robinson: @jowrotethis on twitter; read her freaking VANITY FAIR COVER STORY about the Marvel Cinematic Universe; listen to her podcasts current & past such as A Storm of Spoilers, A Cast of Kings, Decoding Westworld, Little Gold Men, GenPop, and... jesus she's everywhere.


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Nov 29, 2017
3.09: The Wish
01:20:44

Bored now? Of course you're not!! There's ANYA! And VAMPIRE WILLOW! Today we're discussing S3E9: The Wish.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at www.jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at www.everyoneisgay.com and www.mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch Correspondent and general dreamboat Kate Leth better at www.kateleth.com and on twitter @kateleth!

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Logo: Kristine Thune (www.kristinethune.com).

Nov 15, 2017
3.08: Lover's Walk
01:34:48

Official Spike fan-club president Joanna Robinson returns because GUESS WHO JUST DROVE THROUGH THE SUNNYDALE SIGN AGAIN!!! Also Angel is reading Sartre's Nausea by the fire in the original French and we NEED to talk about it. Today we're discussing S3E8: Lover's Walk.

Follow earth angel Joanna Robinson on twitter @jowrotethis, read her writings on VanityFair.com, and listen to her podcast on Storm Of Spoilers, Little Gold Men, and perhaps also on every podcast ever, because she is everywhere & everything.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at www.jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at www.everyoneisgay.com and www.mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bufferingcast!

WE HAVE NEW MERCH! There's fresh and toasty "Awoo" baseball tees, Smash the Demon Lizard Patriarchy hoodies, an "Awooooooooooooooo" knit beanie w/ pom, and STICKERS (!!!! - it's all happening over at www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com - just click on SHOP.

We've also got CDs of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE in the store, or if you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, both albums are both available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/bufferingcast. **PLEASE NOTE** our new "The Patriarchy" jingle is available as a free download TO ALL on Patreon! click on the "jingles" tag on the left to find it fast!

Logo: Kristine Thune (www.kristinethune.com).

Nov 08, 2017
3.07: Revelations
01:30:05

Live from The NerdMelt Showroom! Special guests Kristine Thune, Ira Madison III, Kate Leth, and Gaby Dunn (who somehow forced her way on stage) help us sort through our feelings about Gwendolyn Post, Slayer Tension, and The Glove of Non-Monogamy! Today we're discussing S3E7: Revelations.

Follow our amazing guests on Twitter :

Kristine Thune - @kristinetuna

Ira Madison III - @ira

Kate Leth - @kateleth

Gaby Dunn - @gabydunn

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at www.jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at www.everyoneisgay.com and www.mykidisgay.com.

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WE HAVE NEW MERCH! There's fresh and toasty "Awoo" baseball tees, Smash the Demon Lizard Patriarchy hoodies, an "Awooooooooooooooo" knit beanie w/ pom, and STICKERS (!!!! - it's all happening over at www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com - just click on SHOP.

We've also got CDs of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE in the store, or if you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, both albums are both available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/bufferingcast. **PLEASE NOTE** our new "The Patriarchy" jingle is available as a free download TO ALL on Patreon! click on the "jingles" tag on the left to find it fast!

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Nov 01, 2017
3.06: Band Candy
01:16:17

Kristine Sutherland (!!!) and Kate Leth guest -- ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING US, IT'S EFFING BAND CANDY!!!!! We mean *ahem* -- today we're discussing S3E6: Band Candy.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at www.jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at www.everyoneisgay.com and www.mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch Correspondent and general dreamboat Kate Leth better at www.kateleth.com and on twitter @kateleth!

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bufferingcast!

WE HAVE NEW MERCH! There's fresh and toasty "Awoo" baseball tees, Smash the Demon Lizard Patriarchy hoodies, an "Awooooooooooooooo" knit beanie w/ pom, and STICKERS (!!!! - it's all happening over at www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com - just click on SHOP.

We've also got CDs of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE in the store, or if you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, both albums are both available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/bufferingcast. **PLEASE NOTE** our new "The Patriarchy" jingle is available as a free download TO ALL on Patreon! click on the "jingles" tag on the left to find it fast!

Logo: Kristine Thune (www.kristinethune.com).

Oct 18, 2017
3.05: Homecoming
01:16:13

BUFFERING 3.05: Homecoming

GET IN THE LIMO! It's the episode that launched a zillion Cordelia/Spatula fan fics! Buckle up for SlayerFest 98! Today we're discussing S3E5: Homecoming.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at www.jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at www.everyoneisgay.com and www.mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bufferingcast!

WE HAVE NEW MERCH! There's fresh and toasty "Awoo" baseball tees, Smash the Demon Lizard Patriarchy hoodies, an "Awooooooooooooooo" knit beanie w/ pom, and STICKERS (!!!! - it's all happening over at www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com - just click on SHOP.

We've also got CDs of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE in the store, or if you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, both albums are both available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/bufferingcast. **PLEASE NOTE** our new "The Patriarchy" jingle is available as a free download TO ALL on Patreon! click on the "jingles" tag on the left to find it fast!

Logo: Kristine Thune (www.kristinethune.com).

Oct 11, 2017
3.04: Beauty and the Beasts
01:12:23

BUFFERING 3.04: Beauty and the Beasts

In this episode, Buffy finds herself surrounded by all kinds of man-beasts, Faith coins the phrase "kickin the gearshift" (now a timeless classic), and Xander takes a very poorly-timed nap. We also talk to Red McCormick about her experience in working with survivors of domestic violence, and how that intersects with this episode of Buffy. Today we're discussing S3E4: Beauty and the Beasts.


Resources for survivors of domestic violence in the US:

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: https://avp.org/ncavp/

National Domestic Violence Hotline: http://www.thehotline.org/

Battered Women's Justice Project: http://www.bwjp.org/

NW Network Resource List (LGBT Specific): http://www.nwnetwork.org/helpful-links/


Australia Domestic Violence Resources:

http://www.anothercloset.com.au (specifically queer)

http://www.acon.org.au (specifically queer)

http://www.sass.org.au/directory/ (this is a resource that contains info on multiple orgs, primarily for sexual assault, but many for DV as well).

http://www.dvrcv.org.au


UK Domestic Violence Resources:

The National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 200 0247

National Centre for Domestic Violence Helpline - 0844 804 4999 - for free legal advice and help getting a restraining order.

ManKind Helpline - for male victims of domestic abuse - 01823 334244

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 999 5428

Respect Helpline for perpetrators of Domestic abuse - 0808 802 4040

The Samaritans if you just need someone to listen - 116 123

If you are in immediate danger, always phone 999.


Canada Domestic Violence Resources:

Women's shelters & provincial and territorial crisis lines - http://sheltersafe.ca


Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bufferingcast!

WE HAVE NEW MERCH! There's fresh and toasty "Awoo" baseball tees, Smash the Demon Lizard Patriarchy hoodies, an "Awooooooooooooooo" knit beanie w/ pom, and STICKERS (!!!!) - it's all happening over at bufferingthevampireslayer.com - just click on SHOP.

We've also got CDs of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE in the store, or if you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, both albums are both available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

**PLEASE NOTE** our new "The Patriarchy" jingle is available as a free download TO ALL! Just visit patreon.com/bufferingcastand click on the "jingles" tag on the left to find it fast!

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com).

Oct 04, 2017
3.03: Faith, Hope & Trick
01:16:27

Lock up your daughters because FAITH IS HERE!! Prepare for pleather pants, alligator wrestling, and a hearty Boston accent, and then brace for impact because *something* is about to fall out of the sky. Today we're discussing S3E3: Faith, Hope & Trick.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Jess Abbott on twitter (@tancredjess) and check out her band Tancred at tancredmusic.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bufferingcast!

Transform into a Buffering burrito by ensconcing yourself in a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little cabinet of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire

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Sep 20, 2017
3.02: Dead Man's Party
00:56:03

LIVE FROM FLAMECON in Brooklyn NY, this episode features guest appearances from musician Mal Blum, senior Autostraddle editor Heather Hogan, and our beloved Kate Leth! We talk about zombie cats, zombie humans, and of course... Joyce and Pat. This week we're discussing s3e2: Dead Man's Party.

**PLEASE NOTE** our new "The Patriarchy" jingle is available as a free download TO ALL! Just visit patreon.com/bufferingcast and click on the "jingles" tag on the left to find it fast!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bufferingcast! And while you're at it, find our guests on twitter too: @malblum, @theheatherhogan, and @kateleth!

Thanks to this episode's sponsors!

MERCH REMAINS IN STOCK, including a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs ready to order - limited quantities of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little cabinet of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com).

Sep 13, 2017
3.01: Anne
01:38:00

HOLY HELLMOUTH WE ARE BACK!! We're kicking off Season 3 with a supersize episode, complete with a Buffy FashionWatch fix from Kate Leth and an interview with the *delightful* Julia Lee Stander, who plays Lily/Anne in this ep and was going by Chanterelle all the way back in 2.07: Lie to Me. This week we're SO THRILLED to be discussing s3e1: Anne.

**PLEASE NOTE** our new "The Patriarchy" jingle is available as a free download TO ALL! Just visit patreon.com/bufferingcast and click on the "jingles" tag on the left to find it fast!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy Fashion-Watch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bufferingcast!

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We've got NEW MERCH, including a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs ready to order - limited quantities of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little shop of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

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Sep 06, 2017
0.09: Season 2 Wrap-Up
01:09:25

Today we stand on a mountaintop, shading our eyes from the glare of the sun, looking back on all that we have endured together over these last 22 episodes. The second chapter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has some high highs and some LOW lows, and we're discussing our favorite moments as well as some truly painful ones. You'll also hear from Gaby Dunn, Joanna Robinson, Brittani Nichols, and of COURSE Kate Leth! This is our Season 2 Wrap Up!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy Fashion-Watch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Twitter it up with our special guests Gaby Dunn (@gabydunn), Brittani Nichols (@bishilarious), and Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis).

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We've got NEW MERCH, including a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs ready to order - limited quantities of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little shop of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

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Jul 19, 2017
0.08: Wonder Woman!
01:02:50

THE AMAZONS ARE TRAINING ON THE ISLAND!!!! On this very special episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny, Kristin, and Wonder Woman aficionado Heather Hogan dig into Diana, Themyscira, and the shockingly deep feminist roots of this DC character. This week we're discussing Wonder Woman!

Read Heather's work on autostraddle.com and follow her on twitter @theheatherhogan!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

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We've got NEW MERCH, including a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs ready to order - limited quantities of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little shop of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

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HEATHER HOGAN'S SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL WONDER WOMAN READING:


Wonder Woman history books:

+ Wonder Women: Unbound, by Tim Hanley

+ The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore


Wonder Woman's best Greek Mythology arcs:

+ Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus/The Wonder Woman Chronicles

+ Wonder Woman Vol. 2, #1-24 (1987)

+ Wonder Woman: Eyes of the Gorgon (1987)

+ Wonder Woman: Earth One (1996)

+ Wonder Woman: Year One (1997)


Wonder Woman comics that focus on mythology and run into Batwoman:

+ Wonder Woman: Blood collects issues 1-6 of Wonder Woman's run in the New 52 (2012)

+ Wonder Woman: Guts collects issues 7-12 (2013)


Pair with:

+ Batwoman: Elegy (collects Wonder Woman's Detective Comics run, first run after comes out at as a lesbian)

+ Batwoman: Hydrology (collects Batwoman 1-6, first issues of her solo comic)

+ Batwoman: To Drown the World (collects Batwoman 7-12)

+ Batwoman World's Finest (collects 13-17, the Wonder Woman tag-team, and WW's engagement to her girlfriend)

Jul 12, 2017
2.22: Becoming (Part 2)
01:17:03

Buckle up for a heavy one, friends, because it's a very emotional day in Sunnydale. Angel wants to destroy the world, and Buffy wants to stop him. This episode is SUCH a doozy that Kate Leth decided to forgo fashion talk and record a Buffy FEELINGS-Watch! This week we're discussing s2e22: Becoming (Part 2).

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Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FEELINGS-Watch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

We've got NEW MERCH, including a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs ready to order - limited quantities of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little shop of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

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Jul 05, 2017
2.21: Becoming (Part 1)
01:06:15

WOW Buffy and Willow find a very important floppy disk, an old friend comes to visit from far away, and Angelus decides he wants to bring forth the demon Acathla and destroy the world. HOLY HECK the Scoobies are in some serious peril! This week we're discussing s2e21: Becoming (Part 1).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

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We've got NEW MERCH, including a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs ready to order - limited quantities of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little shop of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

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Jun 28, 2017
0.07: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 5
00:41:59

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Answers! Here's some HellMath for you - your emails + our responses = this episode! This is Welcome to the Mailbag: Vol. 5!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering. 

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

We've got NEW MERCH, including a wolf-y AWOO shirt designed by Isabella Rotman, an ADORABLE "even a werewolf is better than misogyny" tee designed by Cameron Glavin, and the JUST KEEP FIGHTING tee in a new color! We've also got CDs ready to order - limited quantities of both SONGS FROM SEASON TWO and SONGS FROM SEASON ONE. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little shop of WONDERS. If you prefer your music in non-corporeal form, Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

BTW: you can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Jun 21, 2017
2.20: Go Fish
01:06:15

Brittany Ashley joins us to discuss the FISHY business going on with the Sunnydale Swim Team! Also LOOK AT THAT FREAKING TURTLENECK ON GAGE! This week we're discussing s2e20: Go Fish.

Today's episode is brought to you by Bold Food, a San Francisco Bay Area-based company that teaches the science of cooking and organizes food-focused travel tours. Learn more at boldfoodco.com, and use code BUFFY to save $300 off your first food tour!

This episode was also sponsored by Shudder, the premium streaming video service devoted to thrillers, horror, and suspense. Go to shudder.com and receive your first month free when you use the code BUFFERING.

Follow Brittany Ashley on twitter & instagram @britt27ash, and check out Sicker Sadder World, the Daria podcast she co-hosts with Laura Zak - available on iTunes and Bumpers! (We can confirm that this podcast is SICK. But not sad.)

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering. 

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY tees & tanks, plus so much more - go to bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click on SHOP to check out our little shop of WONDERS. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Jun 14, 2017
2.19: I Only Have Eyes For You
00:56:04

It's time for the Sadie Hawkins dance, and I think we all know just how much poltergeists hate this particular high school event. Watch out for bees, snakes, and melting floors! This week we're discussing s2e19: I Only Have Eyes For You.

Today's episode is brought to you by Bold Food, a San Francisco Bay Area-based company that teaches the science of cooking and organizes food-focused travel tours. Learn more at boldfoodco.com, and use code BUFFY to save $300 off your first food tour!

This episode was also sponsored by Shudder, the premium streaming video service devoted to thrillers, horror, and suspense. Go to shudder.com and receive your first month free when you use the code BUFFERING.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering. 

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY tees & tanks, plus so much more over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Jun 07, 2017
2.18: Killed By Death
01:08:35

Recorded live at A-Camp, this episode features guest appearances from Kate Leth, El Sanchez, Heather Hogan, and the unsinkable Gaby Dunn! This is the one where it's Nightmare On Elm Street but Elm Street happens to be in Sunnydale! This week we're discussing s2e18: Killed By Death.

Today's episode is brought to you by Shudder, the premium streaming video service devoted to thrillers, horror, and suspense. Go to shudder.com and receive your first month free when you use the code BUFFERING.

Find all of our amazing guests on twitter: Kate Leth (@kateleth), El Sanchez (@el_sanchovilla), Heather Hogan (@theheatherhogan), and Gaby Dunn (@gabydunn)!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering. 

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY tees & tanks, plus so much more over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

May 31, 2017
2.17: Passion
01:00:57

Angel spends this episode doing a lot of voice over, sketching multiple people whilst they sleep, and being a general creep. We also say goodbye to one of the good guys. Hope you brought tissues to this episode, friend. This week we're discussing s2e17: Passion.

Today's episode is brought to you by Shudder, the premium streaming video service devoted to thrillers, horror, and suspense. Go to shudder.com and receive your first month free when you use the code BUFFERING.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering. 

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY tees & tanks, plus so much more over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

May 24, 2017
2.16: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
01:07:26

The world has turned upside-down and everyone is in love with Xander! Also someone you care about gets turned into a rat. We hope this cautionary tale encourages you to think twice before you go blackmailing your peers into casting revenge spells on your behalf.  Dan Kois (slate.com, Mom and Dad Are Fighting) joins us to talk best practices for parenting on the Hellmouth, and of course to speak for all men! This week we're discussing s2e16: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.
 
Read Dan Kois's writing on slate.com, find him on twitter @dankois, and listen to Mom and Dad are Fighting, the Slate parenting podcast he cohosted before he shipped off with his family to live abroad for a year!

This episode is sponsored by MACK WELDON. Visit mackweldon.com and get 20% off your purchase using the promo code BUFFY.

This episode is also sponsored by SHUDDER. Go to shudder.com and receive your first month free when you use the code BUFFERING.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering. 

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

Support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast. Visit our store for SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY tees & tanks, plus so much more at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

May 10, 2017
2.15: Phases
01:09:47

Ye gods! There's a werewolf loose in Sunnydale, and it's tearing up Lover's Lane, The Bronze, and Cordelia's cloth-top convertible too! Also, today's episode features PEAK Patriarchy, a great scream by Willow, and another installment of HellMath. This week we're discussing s2e15: Phases.

Today's episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off your purchase using the promo code BUFFY.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering. 

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

Try Stitcher Premium for an ad-free experience, and to access oodles of exclusive content from a variety of podcasts & creators. Stitcher Premium is offering our listeners a free month-long trial, and $5 off the first year of an annual plan - just visit stitcherpremium.com/buffy and use promo code buffy.

You can also support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY tees & tanks, plus so much more over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

May 03, 2017
2.14: Innocence
01:29:14

Dream-guest Joanna Robinson swings by Buffering this week to teach us some new soul-related math and also to talk about this massively pivotal episode. EEEEEEEEEK! Spoiler alert: claddagh-on-claddagh flashbacks occur! This week we're discussing s2e14: Innocence.

Follow Joanna Robinson on twitter @jowrotethis, read the many great things she writes on VanityFair.com, and listen to her cohost the hell out of glorious podcasts like Storm of Spoilers, GenPop, Little Gold Men, Decoding Westworld, and Cast of Kings (to name but a fraction of her catalog)!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY tees & tanks, plus so much more over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Apr 26, 2017
2.13: Surprise
01:13:15

SOMETHING BIG HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE and no we don't mean the exchange of claddagh rings omfgaskfadjfdaffjadhfgjf!!!!!!! There's so much to deal with here, and we're thrilled that special guest Carolyn Yates stopped by to help us sort through it. I can't tell you what she's an expert in because SPOILERS. This week we're discussing s2e13: Surprise.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know more about Carolyn Yates at carolynyates.com, or give her a shout on twitter @c_yates!

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY shirts and so much more over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Apr 19, 2017
0.06: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 4
00:45:30

Ding dong! Who's there? Why it's the Buffering the Vampire Slayer postal worker with SO MANY EMAILS FROM YOU GUYS! We've got answers! PLUS a live performance of some listener-created lyrics for "Staking Time!"

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We're restocked on our new shirts & everything else over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Apr 12, 2017
2.12: Bad Eggs
01:05:22

GROSS gross gross gross this episode is FULL OF EGG BUGS grooooooss but also there is a LOT of making out, so... win some lose some? This week we're discussing s2e12: Bad Eggs.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We're restocked on our new shirts & everything else over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Apr 05, 2017
2.11: Ted
01:04:13

Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope) brings her android expertise to the table to help us sort out Joyce's new robot boyfriend. Pass the mini pizzas! This week we're discussing s2e11: Ted.

Follow Shannon on twitter @shannonwoodward! You should also probably re-watch season 1 of Westworld for good measure.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We're restocked on our new shirts & everything else over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Mar 29, 2017
2.10: What's My Line (Part 2)
01:00:40

Two truths and a lie about this episode: 1) Angel can't keep his shirt buttoned, 2) Buffy and Kendra braid each other's hair, and 3) two sworn enemies smooch unexpectedly. PLUS the wonderful Kelly Connell joins us to discuss his portrayal of the Terrakan "man of mealworms!" This week we're discussing s2e10: What's My Line (Part 2).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got 2 BRAND NEW SHIRTS over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com - one that will remind you to JUST KEEP FIGHTING and one to help you smash the DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY... as well as a sweet new enamel pin based on our logo by the great Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)!

Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Mar 22, 2017
2.09: What's My Line (Part 1)
00:56:38

Buffy's got those low-down Career Week blues! She's also being hunted by members of the Order of Terraka, including a dude made entirely of mealworms. YECHH! On top of everything else, a mysterious woman in silk pajama bottoms has arrived in Sunnydale to complicate Buffy's life even further. This week we're discussing s2e9: What's My Line (Part 1).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got 2 BRAND NEW SHIRTS over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com - one that will remind you to JUST KEEP FIGHTING and one to help you smash the DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY... as well as a sweet new enamel pin based on our logo by the great Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)!

Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Mar 15, 2017
0.05: Happy 20th Anniversary, Buffy!
00:18:23

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we are SO excited about it that we made you a bonus mini-episode! We talk about how we came to the show, and why it means so much to us.

Jenny wrote an original song as a tribute to the series called “Demons to Fight," and you can download it on our website for free (bufferingthevampireslayer.com)! We hope that it helps you celebrate all that Buffy has brought to the world for the past two decades.

Mar 10, 2017
2.08: The Dark Age
01:08:35

At a certain point in a young girl's life, she will be forced to confront the reality that her Watcher was once her age. For Buffy, that time is now. Stuart McLean (who plays Philip Henry) drops by to talk morgue drawers and zombie makeup, and Kate Leth returns with a tweed-ful installment of Buffy FashionWatch! This week we're discussing s2e8: The Dark Age.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Find Stuart McLean on twitter (@SirStuartMcLean) and keep an eye out for The Midnighters, premiering at the Phoenix Film Festival next month!

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got 2 BRAND NEW SHIRTS over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com - one that will remind you to JUST KEEP FIGHTING and one to help you smash the DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY. Also! You can snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Mar 08, 2017
2.07: Lie To Me
01:11:42

You know that classic thing where your fifth-grade crush shows up at your new high school and tries to trade you to vampires in exchange for being made immortal? What about that thing where your girlfriend won't stop talking to a dead bird in a cage? No? Weird. This week we're discussing s2e7: Lie To Me.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Mar 01, 2017
0.04: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 3
00:42:42

Today we dip back into the old Buffering mailbag to share some more of your fantastic questions, comments, and clarifications! You all are really great communicators. PLUS: the debut of the Patrol Cat theme song! Hooray!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Feb 22, 2017
2.06: Halloween
01:08:43

Kate Leth returns, and not a moment too soon! Sunnydale residents are being mystically transformed into their costumes - Buffy is a helpless 17th century noblewoman, Willow is an accidental sexy ghost, Xander is a soldier, and Cordelia is... well she's Cordelia, but in a cat costume. Across town, Oz wonders aloud for the zillionth time, "Who IS that girl?" and we wonder aloud "Will he ever find out??" This week we're discussing s2e6: Halloween.

Kate Leth is a comics writer and artist (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!; Spell On Wheels), an eyeshadow warlock, and our Buffy FashionWatch Correspondent. Get to know her better at kateleth.com, patreon.com/kateleth, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can also snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Feb 15, 2017
2.05: Reptile Boy
01:10:59

Our first live episode, recorded at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles!!! This is the one where white dudes with rich dads sacrifice women to a demon lizard for financial gain... why does that sound kind of familiar? Plus we've got THREE glorious guests - Chris Farren, Brittani Nichols, and (first repeat guest!) Gaby Dunn - helping us sort through the wreckage left at the intersection of Patriarchy Ave and Demon Worship Alley. This week we're discussing s2e5: Reptile Boy.

Chris Farren is a perfect songwriter and Jenny's hair-twin. (twitter: @chrisfarren // chrisfarren.com)

Brittani Nichols is a comedian, writer, and actor who is funny beyond reason and attractive beyond belief. (twitter: @bishilarious // brittaninichols.com)

Gaby Dunn is an actor, writer, YouTuber, and the host of the excellent podcast Bad With Money. (twitter: @gabydunn // youtube.com/justbetweenusshow)

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can also snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Feb 08, 2017
2.04: Inca Mummy Girl
01:10:26

Mey Rude (Trans Editor at Autostraddle.com) joins us to talk about this episode, which centers around how hard the dating scene can be when you're a 500-year-old mummy. Kate Leth returns with what is arguably the greatest installment of Buffy FashionWatch ever! We also touch on Cordelia-on-Cordelia fanfic (which is a thing! that totally exists! because of course it is!). This week we're discussing s2e4: Inca Mummy Girl.

Read a zillion amazing things Mey Rude has written on Autostraddle, and give her a shout on twitter @meyrude!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Feb 01, 2017
2.03: School Hard
01:07:46

This week WHATEVER WHO CARES SPIKE AND DRUSILLA ARE HERE! If you must know more, though, it's also Parent-Teacher Night at Sunnydale High, Cordelia & Willow lock themselves in a utility closet, Angel is still an ensouled vampire, and WHATEVER SPIKE AND DRUSILLA ARE HERE. This week we're discussing s2e3: School Hard.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Jan 25, 2017
2.02: Some Assembly Required
01:21:52

Hilarious geniuses Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (!!!) join us to discuss that magical time in a young man's life when he dies and then his science-nerd brother brings him back to life (Frankenstein's monster-style) only to realize that life as a reanimated zombie guy is meaningless if you have no one to share it with. Zombie Guy's ideal eternal partner? Cordelia of course! This week we're discussing s2e2: Some Assembly Required.

Find Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher on twitter (@cameronesposito and @rheabutcher), check out their standup podcast Put Your Hands Together, and watch the complete first season of their fantastic show Take My Wife on Seeso!

Put Your Hands Together: feralaudio.com/show/pyht-with-cam-and-rhea

Take My Wife: seeso.com/view/series/take-my-wife

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Jan 18, 2017
2.01: When She Was Bad
01:09:27

Buffy's back from LA, where she apparently spent her summer vacation developing a TERRIBLE ATTITUDE. She's got a whole lot of unprocessed trauma, and she's taking it out on her closest friends (and also Cordelia). Also OMFG Cibo Matto is playing at The Bronze!!! This week we're discussing s2e1: When She Was Bad.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Jan 11, 2017
0.03: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 2
00:45:33

WE'RE BAAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAAAAACK! Today we're answering some of your most fascinating and hilarious emails, as well as sharing some of your favorite moments from Season 1. Next week we'll be back to talk about the first episode of Season 2. AAAH!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad little merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette & Cordette pins... and that's where you can snag Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Jan 04, 2017
1.12: Prophecy Girl
01:12:31

Holy shit. The hellmouth is open, Angel is back, Buffy faces The Master, and Cordelia drives her car through the hallways of Sunnydale High School. This week we're discussing the finale of Season One, s1e12: Prophecy Girl.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.' We've also got a rad little merch store going over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette & Cordette pins... and right now, that's where you can (deep breath) pre-order physical copies of Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One, which will be officially out in a week or two. AAAAAAAH!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Dec 07, 2016
1.11: Out of Mind, Out of Sight
01:04:55

An invisible girl is terrorizing the school, and her main target seems to be gasp CORDELIA. NO! KEEP CORDELIA SAFE AT ALL COSTS!! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e11: Out of Mind, Out of Sight.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, by snagging a Buffering the Vampire Slayer tee or Slayerette/Cordette pin at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.'

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Nov 30, 2016
1.10: Nightmares
01:02:48

TARANTULAS IN A TEXTBOOK? CLOWNS WITH KNIVES? NO THANKS. This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e10: Nightmares. spooky music

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.'

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Nov 23, 2016
0.02: An Interview with Armin Shimerman
00:24:40

In this special bonus episode, we speak with Armin Shimerman, who plays Principal Snyder. WHAT A DELIGHT!

Armin Shimerman is @shimermanarmin on twitter, and you can learn more about Antaeus Theatre Company, where he serves as artistic director, at antaeus.org.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.'

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Nov 19, 2016
1.09: The Puppet Show
01:04:00

The Sunnydale High School Talent Show is upon us, and no one is safe... from Cordelia's singing. Also, is it just us or is there a living ventriloquist's dummy on the loose? This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e9: The Puppet Show.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, patreon.com/kateleth, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.'

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Nov 16, 2016
1.08: I, Robot... You, Jane
01:12:40

Gaby Dunn (Just Between Us, Bad With Money) joins us this week to talk about catfishing, the unbearable beauty of Ms. Calendar, and the basics of a Harry Potter/Buffy parallel. We've also got a fresh installment of Buffy FashionWatch for you, courtesy of the one and only Kate Leth! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e8: I, Robot... You, Jane.

Watch Gaby's hilarious videos at youtube.com/justbetweenusshow, listen to her fascinating and mega-layered podcast Bad With Money (on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts), or follow her on twitter @gabydunn. She's also got another podcast called Finale Rally, where three people watch the series finale of a show they've never seen before... which seems like something you might be into.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, patreon.com/kateleth, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.'

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Nov 09, 2016
1.07: Angel
01:02:18

OMFG CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE WHAT WE FIND OUT ABOUT ANGEL THIS EPISODE?!?!?!?! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.'

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Nov 02, 2016
0.01: Welcome to the Mailbag!
00:32:17

This mailbag episode is all about YOU! We answer your toughest questions, like "When will the recap songs be available for download?" and "When can we all watch an episode together?!" and "Why are Jenny and Kristin digging out the complete Buffy DVD box set and no longer watching on Netflix?" YOU NEED ONLY LISTEN TO THIS MAILBAG EPISODE, AND ALL SHALL BE REVEALED TO YOU, GENTLE LISTENER!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes, or by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking 'donate.'

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Oct 26, 2016
1.06: The Pack
01:05:03

When Xander and a group of stereotypical mean kids get possessed by some kind of supernatural hyena spirit, heads (and eyes) may roll! Buckle your heart-belts: two beautiful souls don't make it out of this episode alive.

We chat with our pal STEVEN SMITH (Steven's Untitled Rock Show; Going Off Track podcast) who played Adam (from the infamous hot dog picnic table scene) about his experience acting in two episodes of Buffy, and KATE LETH returns for the first official installment of Buffy FashionWatch!

Check out Steven's awesome podcast Going Off Track (cohosted by another of our favorite people, Jonah Bayer) at goingofftrack.com, and find Steven on twitter @stevensmithsays!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, patreon.com/kateleth, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Oct 19, 2016
1.05: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
00:59:05

Writer and artist KATE LETH (Marvel's Hellcat) joins us to discuss the difficulties of dating if you're The Slayer, the likelihood of high school boys actually reading Emily Dickinson, and Xander's chronic case of being The Worst. This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e5: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date. If you enjoy this podcast, consider leaving us a review on iTunes!

Get to know Kate better at kateleth.com, patreon.com/kateleth, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter. You can check out all the songs she writes about non-Buffy things at jennyowenyoungs.com.

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

MEGA-THANKS to the amazing Mike Tuccillo, who saved the day by giving us some much-needed mixing support on this episode! Seriously, this episode almost perished in the flames. THANKS MIKE!

Oct 12, 2016
1.04: Teacher's Pet
00:50:17

When a giant she-mantis comes to town and masquerades as a smokin' hot substitute science teacher, lives (and masculinity) are in peril! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e4: Teacher's Pet. If you're into this podcast, perhaps you'd like to leave us a review on iTunes?!

Hit us up on twitter:

Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs).

Kristin Russo (@kristinnoeline).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer (@bufferingcast).

You can also join us on facebook.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Oct 05, 2016
1.03: Witch
00:53:54

In Sunnydale, even driver's ed is spooky and unsafe! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e3: Witch. If you like the show, why not leave us a review on iTunes? Thanks!

Feel free to give us a shout on twitter:

Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs).

Kristin Russo (@kristinnoeline).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer (@bufferingcast).

You can also join us on facebook.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Sep 28, 2016
1.02: The Harvest
00:49:45

Did Buffy make it out of that casket where Luke had her pinned last week? LET'S FIND OUT TOGETHER! (If she didn't, the remaining 6 seasons might be kind of hard to pull off.) This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e2: The Harvest. If you like the show, consider leaving us a review on iTunes!

Give us a holler on twitter:

Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs).

Kristin Russo (@kristinnoeline).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer (@bufferingcast).

You can also join us on facebook.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Sep 21, 2016
1.01: Welcome to the Hellmouth
00:46:14

This week on the very first episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny and Kristin watch and discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to the Hellmouth. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes - that would be so rad of you!

Give us a shout on twitter:

Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs).

Kristin Russo (@kristinnoeline).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer (@bufferingcast).

You can also join us on facebook.com/bufferingcast.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Special thanks to Mike Tuccillo, mix consultant on our theme music.

Sep 14, 2016
0.00: New Podcast Rising
00:01:35

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time. wolf howl

Get at us on twitter:

Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs).

Kristin Russo (@kristinnoeline).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer (@bufferingcast).

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com

Sep 02, 2016