Recovering Gleek: A Glee Podcast

By Ian Allred & Lena Conatser

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A podcast about two friends coming to terms with their complicated relationship with the TV show Glee Support this podcast:

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S2E12 Silly Love Songs ft. Tiffani Allen

EP Tiff joins Lena and Ian to discuss cheating teenagers, the contagiousness of mono, and Santana's best episode

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Apr 13, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 17: Meredith and Jared

Lena and Ian share your feedback about Fearless (Taylor's Version), the Karofsky of it all, and who gets paid for Glee covers

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Apr 12, 2021
S2E11 The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

Lena and Ian discuss Sue's cannon, Puckleberry, and Superbowl XLV

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Apr 07, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 16: Glee is Kidz Bop

Lena and Ian read listener feedback about PDA in high school, Olivia Rodrigo being a gleek, and if Glee did a Hamilton episode

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Apr 05, 2021
S2E10 A Very Glee Christmas ft. Lucas Graden and Murjanatu Mutuwa

Lucas Graden and Murjanatu Mutuwa of "Typecasting: Pop Culture by the Numbers" join Lena and Ian to talk about Finnchel breaking up again, Klaine's duet, and Glee trying to pass California for Ohio

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Mar 31, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 15: 5 Reasons Your Life Is Getting Better (and 5 Reasons It's Getting Worse)

Lena and Ian share your feedback, share their funeral fantasies, and talk about dumb episode titles.

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Mar 29, 2021
S2E9 Special Education Ft. Shane and Vicky's DCOM Clubhouse

Shane and Vicky from Shane and Vicky's DCOM Clubhouse join Lena and Ian to discuss Eva Peron, dating your dentist, and Rachel's cat calendar.

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Mar 24, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 14: Floppy Haired Quinn Fabray

Lena and Ian respond to your feedback and remember that Quinn and Finn dated, talk about the shows that shaped them, and discuss ScreenRant's ranking of Glee characters from least to most likeable.

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Mar 22, 2021
S2E8 Furt

Lena and Ian talk about Glee Weddings, Bruno Mars, and 'ship' names

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Mar 17, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 13: Baby Shenanigan Fiasco

Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Holly Holliday, fever hallucinations, and referring to themselves as 'baby'

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Mar 15, 2021
S2E7 The Substitute

Lena and Ian go off the rails as they talk about Academy Award Winner Miss Goop, Will's baby kink, and the movies they watch when they're sick.

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Mar 10, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 12: You Cannot Outrun the Acafellas

Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Blaine, Mamma Mia, and Glee phases

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Mar 08, 2021
S2E6 Never Been Kissed

Lena and Ian talk about BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINE, Puck corrupting Artie, and their own first kisses

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Mar 03, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 11: The Maxi(moff)sode

Lena and Ian share listener thoughts on Will's treatment of Emma's OCD, Santana being a mean girl, and write a WandaVision jukebox musical

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Mar 01, 2021
S2E5 The Rocky Horror Glee Show

Lena and Ian discuss Will making his students perform in their underwear, Will casting himself in a show with his students where he would be in his underwear the entire time, and Will making the students perform a private show in their underwear just for him

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Feb 24, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 10: If This Podcast Had a Face It Would Be Hot as Hell
Lena and Ian listen to your feedback, talk about Grease 2, and discuss in what order the Glee characters would die in a slasher film. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 22, 2021
S2E4 Duets

Lena and Ian discuss the birth of Sancedes, Bartie, and Suinn, Mr. Schue's inability to divide by two, and what they would sing with their own duet partners

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Feb 17, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 9: An Asshole, A Jock, Kind, Likes to Read
Lena and Ian share your feedback on 'Grilled Cheesus' and sort the Glee characters into Hogwarts houses --- Support this podcast:
Feb 15, 2021
S2E3 Grilled Cheesus

Lena and Ian discuss Chris Colfer crying, Finn being completely unaffected by his father figure's near death experience, and Ryan Murphy's similarities to George Lucas.

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Feb 10, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 8: Us Trying Desperately to Get a Job
Lena and Ian read listener thoughts on Britney/Brittany and talk about their DnD characters. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 08, 2021
S2E2 Britney/Brittany

Lena and Ian discuss Will bullying Emma, Finnchel being back for each other, and Brittany getting the C plot even though the episode is named after her.

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Feb 03, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 7: Happy to Have You Here, You Are Now Cursed

Lena and Ian read your feedback, cast the Glee characters in Teen Beach Movie, and decide who would sing what in a Taylor Swift tribute episode.

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Feb 01, 2021
S2E1 Audition

Lena and Ian discuss Will's immaturity, the iconic hallway fight, and Glee going through the entire catalogue of fall 2010's top 40.

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Jan 27, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 6: The Buffy Long Con

Lena and Ian respond to questions, listen to feedback, and accidentally become a Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast

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Jan 25, 2021
Season 1 Wrap Up with Alex Allred

Former Glee virgin Alex Allred joins Lena and Ian as he shares his thoughts watching season one for the first time and helps award our 'Season One Superlatives'

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Jan 20, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 5: Has Ryan Murphy even been to Lima?

Ian and Lena put the 'not so' in (Not So)Mini as they talk about core theatre memories, cast the Glee kids as characters in High School Musical, and say what songs represent them.

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Jan 18, 2021
S1E22 Journey to Regionals

IT'S THE SEASON FINALE! Lena and Ian talk about Quinn giving birth in record time, crying during the Journey medley, and their own regionals.

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Jan 13, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 4: Brotherhood of the Windmill

Lena and Ian hear your takes on Puck, answer questions about the first musicals they ever saw, and realize every choir kid in the world has sung 'J'Entends Le Moulin'

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Jan 11, 2021
S1E21 Funk
Lena and Ian discuss the lack of actual funk music, the return of Terri, and Ian learning the facts of life during first grade show and tell. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 06, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 3: Three Degrees from Adam Driver
The "mini"sodes get longer as the takes get spicier. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 04, 2021
S1E20 Theatricality

Lena and Ian talk about Shelby's sociopathic tendencies, Puck picking a baby name for no other reason than to shoehorn in another KISS number, and Burt being the dad of all of us.

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Dec 30, 2020
(Not So)Minisode 2: Will Schuester Intolerant
Lena and Ian respond to your feedback and find out a surprising amount of listeners are secretly hot for Will Schuester. --- Support this podcast:
Dec 28, 2020
S1E19 Dream On

Lena and Ian discuss Bryan Ryan, Shelby's complete disregard for Rachel's emotional wellbeing, and the shock of learning Kevin McHale can walk.

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Dec 23, 2020
S1E18 Laryngitis

Lena and Ian discuss Puckcedes, ripping off Lonely Island, and a performance of Rose's Turn that launched Ian into a 'Gypsy' phase

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Dec 16, 2020
BONUS: The Grinch Musical Live!

It's a Christmas Miracle! Lena and Ian discuss the talking dogs, bloated script, and strange sexuality of The Grinch Musical Live! starring Matthew Morrison.

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Dec 15, 2020
(Not So)Minisode 1: Bring me your tired, bring me your poor, bring me those that love Glee and are ashamed

Lena and Ian respond to your feedback in our first minisode

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Dec 14, 2020
S1E17 Bad Reputation with Tiffani Allen
Special Guest Tiffani Allen joins Lena and Ian to discuss the Glist, special guest star ONJ, and the "perfect number": Run Joey Run. --- Support this podcast:
Dec 09, 2020
S1E16 Home

Lena and Ian discuss the creepy origins of Furt, Kristin Chenoweth, and the exciting conclusion of Archie Meets Glee.

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Dec 02, 2020
S1E15 The Power of Madonna

Ian grapples with his unfamiliarity with Madonna's legacy and Lena stresses over waiting for her COVID test results while discussing Glee's first tribute episode: the Power of Madonna.

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Nov 25, 2020
S1E14 Hell-O

Ahoy Ahoy, Lena and Ian kick off the back half of Season 1 by becoming a Jesse St James fancast while also discussing Brittana, Finnchel, and how on earth every woman in this show is into Will Schuester.

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Nov 18, 2020
S1E13 Sectionals

Lena and Ian talk about  the logistics of Sectionals, or lack thereof, the disappearing and reappearing setlist, and Mr. Schue's sick burns.

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Nov 11, 2020
S1E12 Mattress
Lena and Ian talk about how this is Rachel Berry's best episode, the glamour of appearing on local television, and how this episode is actually the plot of Cheetah Girls 2. --- Support this podcast:
Nov 04, 2020
S1E11 Hairography

In this HAIR-RAISING episode Lena and Ian discuss inconsistencies in Will's character, Glee's worst mash up possibly ever, and ghost encounters (because Halloween).

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Oct 28, 2020
S1E10 Ballad

Rachel's in love with Will, Kurt's in love with Finn, and Lena and Ian realize they don't know what a ballad is.

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Oct 26, 2020
S1E9 Wheels

Lena and Ian are back, discussing fake stutters, food fights, wheelchairs, and why Defying Gravity was the wrong song for the Diva Off.

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Oct 21, 2020
Be back soon!!

BRB y'all

Ian and Lena are taking a break but will be back to their regularly scheduled Schuester bullying as soon as we can! 

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Oct 14, 2020
S1E8 Mash Up

Lena and Ian discuss a lack of mash ups, a surplus of Will, and the pointlessness of Puckleberry. Also the intricate backstories they have invented for ensemble roles they've played.

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Oct 07, 2020
S1E7 Throwdown

Lena and Ian discuss Jane Lynch, the phenomenon of Glee, and how being in a show choir does NOT make you a minority.

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Sep 30, 2020
S1E6 Vitamin D

Performance enhancing drugs in your high school show choir? It may be more common than you think. Lena and Ian dive into the Terri Schuester insanity hour that is Vitamin D and discuss times they've broke (laughed) while performing a show.

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Sep 23, 2020
S1E5 The Rhodes Not Taken

Lena and Ian talk Kristin Chenoweth, Will being an enabler, and find out what Glee characters they are according to a personality test.

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Sep 16, 2020
S1E4 Preggers

Lena and Ian get off track while discussing the dancing, the drama, and the Dianna Agron of 'Preggers'. 

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Sep 09, 2020
S1E3 Acafellas

Lena and Ian gag (literally, so be warned⚠️ ) as Mr. Schue tries to get his groove back and further proves why he should not be alone with children in the process. Plus Mercedes has a crush on Kurt and the Unholy Trinity tries to sabotage the Glee Club from the inside. Unfortunately this quality B Plot takes a backseat as Lena and Ian try to unsee the horror that is the Acafellas and William Schuester's fedora.

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Sep 02, 2020
S1E1 Pilot

The one that started it all. Lena and Ian dive in to the Pilot episode while also discussing how they first came into contact with Glee and the role it played in their lives as adolescents.

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Aug 29, 2020
S1E2 Showmance

Finn and Rachel start a brief flirtation, the New Directions perform a raunchy number at an assembly, and Will further proves he is not suited to teach as he tries to be sexy while rapping in front of his students. Plus Lena and Ian talk about the expectations Glee gave them to have 'showmances'.

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Aug 29, 2020
Recovering Gleek: A Glee Podcast (Trailer)
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Aug 28, 2020