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I Hope I Can Make It Through

I Hope I Can Make It Through is a podcast where hosts Donnie(the expert) and Frank(the newbie) as they go through a rewatch and first watch of Degrassi! All of it. Oh boy.

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We Made It Through One Year!- the One Year Anniversary Episode!!!

This week Donnie and Frank spend the first part of the episode reminiscing about the last year of recording together.  After that they along with Gwyn, Kirsten, Nikki and Jazz do some reenactments of their favorite quotes from the last year.  Intro is Degrassi theme song. Outro is Time After Time by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox(featuring Caroline Baran).   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 17mins

23 May 2019

Rank #1

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S3E9: Against All Odds- Two friends, both alike in problematic ways, in fair Degrassi high where we lay our scene

(Trigger warning: Homophobia from 00:00:00.  Racism from 00:56:00) On this week's episode of Degrassi, Spinner is freaking out because he thinks that Marco has a crush on him.  Meanwhile, the politics of love get weird and problematic at a rave with Emma, Manny, Craig and Chris.  Hoo boy.  Helping us sift through this mess is Jazz!  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Friend is a Four Letter Word by Cake.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 30mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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S4E14&15: Secret- Hanging Out in a Van Down by the River

(Trigger warning: 00:00:00-00:30:00 Self harm, ableism.  00:30:00- 1:00:00- ableism. 1:00:00- 2:11:00 body shaming, teen sexuality, sexual assault, abortion, STIs) On this week's episode Emma is dealing with the school shooting by hanging out with the reprehensible Jay.  Meanwhile Craig decides to head to group therapy but sees a familiar face.  Finally, Marco and Craig want to help out a depressed Jimmy by taking him to a Kid Elrick concert.  Helping us through this episode is Rhian! Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Secret by Madonna.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 10mins

26 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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S3E1&2: Father Figures- First Day Grifting

(Trigger warning: ableism, pregnancy and mentions of suicide starting at 1:03:24) Wow, we had a lot to say about this one.  Here's the opener of season 3 where Spinner tries to get a good locker for his girlfriend, Paige.  Meanwhile, Emma is on the search for her father while Spike gets ready to give birth.  Also, Gwyn is here with us! Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is You Are Your Mother's Child by Conor Oberst.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 40mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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S5E11&12: Lexicon of Love- FINALLY

(Trigger warnings: misogyny and slurs, depictions and discussions of abusive relationships, homophobia) On this week's episode something FINALLY happens with Paige and Alex.  Also, the Nelson household continues to be problematic. Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Then She Kissed Me by St. Vincent.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Frank's Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/FranklinCota Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 20mins

11 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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S2E12&13: White Wedding- A Trio Now a Quartet

(Trigger warning: pregnancy, talk about abortion, misogyny especially involving sex workers)  This week it's time for the Spike and Snake wedding but Spike has some news that might stop the whole thing.  Meanwhile, those little monsters of testosterone JT and Toby are trying their best to see a sex worker and just really being misogynistic along the way.  Finally, this wedding might finally bring back Sean and Emma but will yet another communication breakdown sink this couple too?  Find out!  Also, this week we have special guest Gray!   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 42mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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S4E19- Moonlight Desires- Marco Deserves Better

(Trigger warning: 00:28:00- 1:30:00- homophobia, hiv prejudice, teen sexuality, cheating, institutionalized homophobia concerning blood drives) On this week's episode Marco has plans with Dylan and planned blood drive.  Neither go the way that he wants.  Meanwhile, Spinner and Jay still reeling from the mess that they got themselves into decide to go on some ill thought out revenge.  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Am I Not Yours? by Cursive.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 32mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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S2E10: Take My Breath Away- Two Sides of the Same Bad Date

This week on Degrassi Craig and Manny are going out on a real bad date but viewing it through much different lenses.  Meanwhile, Ellie and Marco are trying to make it happen.  To help us make it through we have both Gwyn and Eric!  Woot woot!  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Vampire Girl by Johnathon Richman.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 5mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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S5E9: Tell It To My Heart- Franklin has a list of 100 Emma sympathizers

(Trigger warnings: 00:00:00-00:55:00 sexual harassment, revenge photos, dubious consent. 00:55:00- 2:15:00 Bullying, gay bashing,homophobic slurs) On this week's episode Marco makes a new friend and takes a big step.  Emma is a terrible person the continuation.  Helping us through this episode is Zee!  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Tell It To My Heart by Taylor Dayne.  E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Frank's Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/FranklinCota Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 16mins

21 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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S3E3: U Got The Look- Manny Santos is Not Crash

This week Manny is sick of being called cute and decides to make herself hot.  It's kind of weird.  Meanwhile, Craig is trying to start a band but Joey is trying to inject his infinite midlife crisis self into it.  Helping us through this episode is Eric! Intro is the Degrassi theme song and the outro is U Got the Look by Prince.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 20mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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S4E7&8: Time Stands Still

(Trigger warning: homophobia, sexual assault, sexual harassment, suicide, gun violence, intimate partner violence, ableism, school shooting) On this week's episodes of Degrassi Rick's bullying leads to some horrific consequences.  Joey is trying to sell his house. Helping us through this episode is Jazz.  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Memory by Yoko Anno.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 48mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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S4E3: King of Pain- SUPERSTAR TAG TEAM

(trigger warning: racism 00:00:00- 00:55:00. 00:50:00- 02:38:00 homophobia, internalized homophobia, slurs, classism) On this week, Marco is running for president of the school and he's going to face some stiff competition from Alex who might use some of the dirtiest tricks to win.  Meanwhile, Dylan is causing Marco other kinds of stress.  Meanwhile, Emma doesn't want Chris but doesn't want to let Libery have him either.  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is King of Pain by Alanis Morissette.  E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 38mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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S4E6: Islands in the Stream- a ship sets sail

(Trigger warning: 00:00:00- 01:00:00 bullying, intimate partner abuse, misogyny.  1:00:00-2:30:00 misogyny and sexual assault) On this week's episode Toby and Rick engage in a vomit inducing competition.  Paige is trying to pay back Spinner and deal with his nonsense but maybe a new friendship will help things along.  Helping us through this episode is Justin!  Intro is the Degrassi theme song. Outro is Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 33mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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S4E16: Eye of the Tiger- Good boy Marco swings into action

(Trigger warning:00:00:00-00:30:00 Homophobia, racism, teen sexuality. 00:30:00-01:30:00- ableism, suicide)   On this episode Jimmy returns to Degrassi and it's time for some confessions from Spinner.  Also, Danny doesn't like Liberty's new boyfriend, JT.  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Friend is a Four Letter Word by Cake.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 32mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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S5E1&2: Venus- The feeling of wearing a polo

(Trigger warnings: ableism, racism, body shaming, teenage sexuality, emotional abuse, being disowned- 00:00:00- 1:11:00) On this week's episode we suffer through Manny suffering and being shamed by everyone at school.  Meanwhile, Ellie and Marco don't know how to tell Craig about a thing.  Helping us through this is Joey!  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Venus by Television.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Frank's Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/FranklinCota Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 37mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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S4E18: Modern Love- You Can Hear the Pain in Our Voices

(Trigger warning: power dynamics, student-teacher relationships, STIs, mockery of people with STIs, ableism, misogyny, internalized misogyny) On this week's episode Paige and Oleander's terrible relationship is revealed.  Emma has a girls' night but it is overcome with dumb boys.  This episode is terrible.  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 11mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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S2E16: Message in a Bottle- We Don't Have to Be Them

(Trigger warnings: Alcoholism, self abusive coping mechanisms) On this episode of Degrassi, Sean is dealing with a lot of stress and turns to alcohol for relief.  Meanwhile, Jimmy wants to throw a party and use it as an excuse to see Ashley.  Helping us get through this episode is Pierce!  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is Say It Ain't So by Weezer.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 19mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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S3E10: Never Gonna Give You Up- The original title for this episode was "Wild Boys". Gross.

(Trigger Warnings: 00:00- sexual assault. 52:00- emotional abuse, intimate partner abuse, body shaming) On this week's episode Rick and Terry are in love but there's something horribly wrong.  Meanwhile, Spinner is jealous about the amount of attention his girlfriend, Paige is giving JT and it causes both of them to be dunces. Helping us along on this episode are two guests, Finch and Mars!   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

2hr 24mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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S5E3: Death of a Disco Dancer- Sapphic Energy off the charts

(Trigger warning: ableism, racism 00:00:00-00:32:00.  domestic violence, age difference, drug use(marijuana) 00:32:00-01:11:00) On this week's episode Oleander returns to mess up Paige's life some more because he's terrible and she makes some bad choices with her soon to be girlfriend, Alex.  Secondly, Jimmy becomes the new assistant coach for the basketball team and has to handle a kid with a bad attitude.  Intro is the Degrassi theme song. Outro is Death of a Disco Dancer by the Smiths.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Frank's Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/FranklinCota Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 13mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Spectacular!- A musical performance begins and I feel nothing

(Trigger warning: ableism, homophobia, racism) This week Donnie and Frank try to make it through some Degrassi adjacent material with the Nick movie, Spectacular!  A young singer tries to swindle a show choir out of some money and learns no lessons.  Also, the songs are terrible.  Intro is the Degrassi theme song.  Outro is the swing choir segment from the Sky Divers episode of MST3K.   E-mail: ihopepod@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170951926883998/ Twitter: @ihopepod Tumblr: ihopepod.tumblr.com  Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/ihopepod  Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes.  It helps other people find it and helps us out.  Also, if you would like to share you feelings with a particular episode, you can send us an audio file or if you don't want to speak, you can send us a statement that Donnie and I will read on the podcast.  Finally, if you a particular issue of the week pertains to you, hit us up about cohosting the show with Donnie and Frank.

1hr 53mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #20