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Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

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Rank #96 in TV & Film category

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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*

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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*

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By red_drummer_girl - May 25 2020
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The show is both insightful and funny, and I love listening to Jenny and Kristin. I don’t know anyone off the Internet who has fangirled over Buffy like I have, and it’s really nice to hear the show discussed in depth by people who love it as much as I do. Thanks for feeding my everlasting love for Buffy

Yes!! Give us ALLLL your gay notes!!

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My favorite new podcast. You guys are great!

iTunes Ratings

1694 Ratings
Average Ratings
1582
58
24
13
17

Love it!

By red_drummer_girl - May 25 2020
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The show is both insightful and funny, and I love listening to Jenny and Kristin. I don’t know anyone off the Internet who has fangirled over Buffy like I have, and it’s really nice to hear the show discussed in depth by people who love it as much as I do. Thanks for feeding my everlasting love for Buffy

Yes!! Give us ALLLL your gay notes!!

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My favorite new podcast. You guys are great!
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Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

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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*

Rank #1: 1.02: The Harvest

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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

49mins

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Rank #2: 5.07: Fool For Love

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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!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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!

HOT HOT TIPS

PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Dec 11 2019

2hr

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Rank #3: 5.06: Family

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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.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

Kate Leth: @kateleth; bisexual.zone

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

HOT HOT TIPS

PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18 and FOOL FOR LOVE is happening in San Francisco on 12/6! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

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

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Nov 27 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #4: 5.05: No Place Like Home

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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!


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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


HOT HOT TIPS

PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18 and FOOL FOR LOVE is happening in San Francisco on 12/6! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

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

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Nov 13 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #5: 5.04: Out of My Mind

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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.


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.comeveryoneisgay.commykidisgay.com

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


HOT HOT TIPS

NEXT LIVE SHOW is in San Francisco on 12/6! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

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

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Oct 30 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #6: 1.03: Witch

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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

53mins

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Rank #7: 0.15: Interview with James Marsters

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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


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.comeveryoneisgay.commykidisgay.com

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


HOT HOT TIPS

Brand new Kristine Thune-designed shirt in the shop! Plus Local Girl Gang crewneck sweatshirts and kelly green Demon Lizard Patriarchy tees, wow wow wow wow wow! 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


Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Mar 27 2019

1hr 51mins

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Rank #8: 3.06: Band Candy

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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

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: 4.10: Hush

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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.*


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.comeveryoneisgay.commykidisgay.com

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!

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

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


Episode mix by Lauren Klein: @ltklein

Episode edit by Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Oct 24 2018

2hr

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Rank #10: 5.08: Shadow

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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!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

HOT HOT TIPS

PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Jan 08 2020

1hr 24mins

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Rank #11: 2.14: Innocence

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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

1hr 29mins

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Rank #12: 3.16: Doppelgängland

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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.


GET TO KNOW OUR GUESTS:

Lani Diane Rich: @lanidianerich; chipperish.com

Kate Leth: @kateleth; kateleth.com


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.comeveryoneisgay.commykidisgay.com

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


HOT HOT TIPS

Listen to Kate Leth's musical ode to this episode OVER AND OVER AGAIN on our Patreon at patreon.com/bufferingcast!

Pre-order our new "Willow in the Streets, Vampire Willow in the Sheets" and "Local Girl Gang - The Slayers" shirts by visiting bufferingthevampireslayer.com and clicking SHOP.

Check out more of Mallory Wolk (designer of the new "Local Girl Gang" tee)'s art at mallorywolkart.tumblr.com!


Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Jan 31 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #13: 3.01: Anne

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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!

Thanks to this episode's sponsors! 

-Lola: For 60% off your first order, visit mylola.com and enter BUFFY when you subscribe.

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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.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com

Sep 06 2017

1hr 41mins

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Rank #14: 4.05: Beer Bad

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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! 


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.comeveryoneisgay.commykidisgay.com

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


SPECIAL GUESTS

Heather Hogan: @theheatherhogan; autostraddle.com/author/heatherannehogan

Louis Peitzman: @louispeitzman; louispeitzman.com

Kathy Tu: @_kathytu; nancypodcast.org


HOT HOT TIPS

NEW & LIMITED MERCH! - Beer Koozies! Crop Tanks! Hell yeah. 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)

Jul 18 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #15: 2.13: Surprise

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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

1hr 13mins

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Rank #16: 2.01: When She Was Bad

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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

1hr 9mins

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Rank #17: 2.02: Some Assembly Required

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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

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: 1.04: Teacher's Pet

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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

50mins

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Rank #19: 4.06 Wild At Heart

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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*


LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.comeveryoneisgay.commykidisgay.com

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


SPECIAL GUESTS

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

Fashion Watch Queen Kate Leth: @katelethhttp://kateleth.com/

Song Vocals from our new Willow, the wonderful Bess Rogers: @bessrogers; bessrogers.com


HOT HOT TIPS

MERCH! MERCH! - Tees! Mugs! Crop Tanks! Hell yeah. Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click SHOP.

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

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

Special Thanks to our audio engineer Lauren Klein for creating the "Veruca, I Wanna Nuke Ya" jingle!

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Aug 01 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #20: 2.03: School Hard

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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

1hr 7mins

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0.28: LaToya Ferguson, Alanna Bennett, & Ira Madison III on Race in the Buffy & Angelverse

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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

1hr 25mins

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0.27: A Return

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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!

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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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Edited by: Kristin Russo

Jul 06 2020

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0.26: A Message from Jenny & Kristin

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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

4mins

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5.17: Forever

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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.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST DIGITAL LIVE TAPING!!
Saturday, June 20th at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific
Information & Ticketing: bufferingthevampireslayer.com/zoom

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Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

NEW HOODIES, CROP TOPS BACK IN STOCK, HOORAY!
Visit our store at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

May 13 2020

1hr 30mins

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5.16.02: More on The Body with Kristine Sutherland and Brittany Ashley

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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!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
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Edited by: Kristin Russo & Jenny Owen Youngs

May 06 2020

1hr 9mins

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0.25: Conversation with Jen Malkowski on The Body

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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

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Apr 29 2020

53mins

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5.16: The Body

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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. 

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Apr 29 2020

2hr 10mins

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5.15: I Was Made To Love You

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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!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Apr 22 2020

1hr 20mins

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0.24: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol 08

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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!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Apr 15 2020

1hr 13mins

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0.23: Clare Kramer Interview

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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.)

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Apr 08 2020

1hr 4mins

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5.14: Crush

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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?

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Apr 01 2020

1hr 31mins

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0.22: Find the Helpers & Just Keep Fighting

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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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Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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


#JUSTKEEPFIGHTING
Learn more about our campaign to give back to the community at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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Edited by: Kristin Russo

Mar 25 2020

46mins

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5.13: Blood Ties

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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.

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

HOT HOT TIPS
We are coming to CHICAGO on 7/12!
Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets & information!

NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Mar 18 2020

1hr 35mins

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5.12: Checkpoint

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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!

LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

SPECIAL GUEST

Ira Madison III: @ira; https://www.iramadison.com/

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Mar 04 2020

1hr 16mins

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5.11: Triangle

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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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Trixie Mattel: @trixiemattel; https://www.trixiemattel.com/

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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Feb 19 2020

1hr 22mins

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0.21: Interview with Marc Blucas

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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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MARC *FREAKING* BLUCAS: instagram.com/marcblucas11


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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Feb 12 2020

1hr 18mins

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5.10: Into the Woods

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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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PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Feb 05 2020

1hr 40mins

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5.09: Listening to Fear

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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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Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

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PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Jan 22 2020

1hr 30mins

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5.08: Shadow

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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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Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Jan 08 2020

1hr 24mins

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5.07: Fool For Love

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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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Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungsjennyowenyoungs.com

Kristin Russo: @kristinnoelinekristinnoeline.com

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

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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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Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

Dec 11 2019

2hr

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By red_drummer_girl - May 25 2020
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The show is both insightful and funny, and I love listening to Jenny and Kristin. I don’t know anyone off the Internet who has fangirled over Buffy like I have, and it’s really nice to hear the show discussed in depth by people who love it as much as I do. Thanks for feeding my everlasting love for Buffy

Yes!! Give us ALLLL your gay notes!!

By cactusdoorknob - Feb 19 2020
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My favorite new podcast. You guys are great!