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Dawson's Creeps

Welcome, Creeps! Podcast veterans Zoe and Gabby rewatch 90’s television powerhouse Dawson’s Creek, in chronological order, and provide their many burdensome thoughts and feelings, every Tuesday until the end of time (or the show, whichever comes first).

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4.6 Great Xpectations

Grab a pacifier and head for the map point Creeps cause this week we’re raving about “Great Xpectations” (Original airdate November 8th, 2000. Written by Nan Hagan and Chris Levinson and directed by Bruce Seth Green). We get a time capsule of our generation’s rebel subculture experience as imagined by older TV types who CANNOT show the youths enjoying a drug. That means Jen in an ethical crisis, Andie on her way to the hospital, and Pacey manfully taking on the role of Debbie Downer for the evening. Guess what’s not a downer? Our Instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps)! Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow will give you the irresistible urge to rave in the bounce house. Tune in next week, we anticipate numbers that will blow our Jen Lindley Punishment Watch scale right out of the water!The Ol’ Creek Link RoundupHigher Education by Resonant

2hr 7mins

6 May 2021

Rank #1

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4.5 A Family Way

Put down that MPREG fanfic and peep the double lines on this pee stick Creeps because this week we are in “A Family Way” (Original airdate October 25th, 2000. Written by Maggie Friedman and directed by Nancy Malone). We’re gestating a visit to the world’s most unpleasantly editorial free clinic doc, another adult lady making moves on a teen boy (this time at peewee soccer!), and Dawson getting maximum involved in his mom’s fertility choices. This may also be part one of a two parter - we truly don’t remember! To see us struggling with our fragmented memories on the reg, follow us on Instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow is perfect to blast over the speakers at your birth control warehouse. Till next time, “to responsible sexual gratification. To womanhood!”

1hr 38mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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4.4 Future Tense

Get to conjugatin’ Creeps, cause we watched season 4, episode 4 “Future Tense” (Original airdate October 25th, 2000. Written by Gina Fattore and Chris Levinson and directed by Michael Lange). We have Hollywood bigwig Kayla in the world wide web studio with us to talk Sasha Alexander and TV production. Plus, the ever delightful drunk Joey, all the gal bonding we’ve been begging for, and some very confusing feelings about Pacey and Joey. If you want to feel confused and also feel POEY, follow us on Instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow is the perfect music to drink donkey punch to. Now come over here and carry us dang it!

2hr 27mins

15 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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4.3 Two Gentlemen of Capeside

Avast, Creeps, here there be dragons! Jen and Pacey get stuck at sea when a Perfect Storm of 'The Perfect Storm' proportions suddenly hits Capeside. While Pacey tries to steer them to safety in a nearby cove. Joey, Dawson, Jack and Bobo Brendan Fraiser must find a way to help the two best actors this show has - AND not die in the process. Can they make it? What will become of our wayward crew, let alone the True Love??? Weather this and other storms with us over at our social media. We're @dawsonscreeps on Instagram and twitter knows us as @dawsons_creeps. Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow can really set an inspiring course for your next heroic event. Now, weigh anchor, we're off on another adventure!The Ol’ Creek Link RoundupZoe gushes over ScullyLikesScience’s “The Man to Hold the Water”Gabby suggests checking out Hollaback! Trainings, a nonprofit working to end harassment in all its forms.

1hr 49mins

8 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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4.2 Failing Down

Get ready to lift us back up where we belong Creeps cause this week we are “Failing Down” (Original airdate October 11th, 2000. Written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Sandy Smolan). Pacey continues to teeter on the pedestal we hoisted him onto while Joey hobnobs with the rich and depraved, Jen gets dumped via intermediary, and Andie is a soothing voice of reason. Quick note: due to some higher-than-we-expected shipping costs (because of Covid but also because shipping is expensive) we are sorry to say that we had to limit the giveaway entries to the USA at the last minute. We apologize to our many international listeners, including the original winner, we are learning and growing in real time! We hope that next time we do a giveaway, it can be a truly international one. Because of this, we will have to select a new giveaway winner from our local entries, which we discuss in the episode.  Let us soothe you on Instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow can really set the mood for some boat pizza. Till next time, not your teacher, we’re NOT your guidance counselor, but definitely your very good audio friends, signing off!The Ol’ Creek Link RoundupGabby somewhat ironically referred to Capeside as a food desert but this is a very real problem and there are interesting arguments around the best terminology to use to describe it. The Guardian article Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America's groceries has some good information on both the issue itself and the language!

1hr 57mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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4.1 Coming Home

Organize a welcoming committee Creeps because we are “Coming Home” (Original airdate October 4th, 2000. Written by Greg Berlanti and directed by Gregory Prange). Come (home) for Andie’s French ménage à trois, stay for the fan art Zoe WILL be making of Mitch’s penis and the most erotic hammock scene to ever grace the small screen. Be warned - we have some Pacey TAKES this episode. Get more of our piping hot takes on our Instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow is perfect for your boat ride to the local dive-in. Now if you’ll excuse us, a pair of knitting needles are calling our names somewhere.Content warning: discussions of anti-Asian racism and violence at 3:29 - 10:42The articles Recent Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Doesn’t Mean Anti-Asian Racism Is New from Teen Vogue and The Dehumanizing Logic of All the ‘Happy Ending’ Jokes in the Atlantic both provide important context for the history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and the intersectional, gendered nature of these murders. Also, obviously, cops are useless and bad. You can split a donation between multiple national organizations combating racism and supporting Asian communities or make a contribution to a Mass org like the Asian American Resource Network or the Asian Pacific Islander Civic Action Network.This instagram post includes lots of low cost therapy and support resources for Filipinx and AAPI folks.  

2hr 20mins

25 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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3.23 True Love

Bid your humdrum, workaday lives goodbye Creeps because it’s anchors away on season 3, episode 23 “True Love” (Original airdate May 24th, 2000. Written by Gina Fattore and Tom Kapinos and directed by James Whitmore Jr.). It’s all happening! Dream Team carpe diem road trip! The cry face that will live in infamy! Ask me to stay! Be careful when you listen cause we are slippery when wet woo woo! To get soaked for friendship and POEY with us, check out our Instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow is the perfect soundtrack of “some soon to be out of date contempo pop music” to remember everything to. Permission to come aboard? Permission granted!The Ol’ Creek Link RoundupGabby delivers a loving oration from I Remember Everything: Life Lessons from Dawson's Creek by the gals over at Dawson’s Critique. It’s super fun and the cover is way cute, you should go buy it. The Dawson’s Creek reunion clip that tickled Zoe all the way down to her toes and established gay rights.Gabby really needs you to get HBO Max so you can watch Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults, Murder on Middle Beach, Allen V. Farrow, It’s a Sin, and (rewatch) The Jinx.

2hr 34mins

12 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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3.22 The Anti- Prom

Grab a shawl and show up early Creeps cause this week we are your dates to “The Anti-Prom” (Original airdate May 17th, 2000. Written by Maggie Friedman and directed by Gregory Prange). Dawson continues to be on one and pretty much everyone is waging war on the idea of even TRYING to communicate but we do get some sweet, sweet friendship action for Zoe to gush over and a line that launched a thousand panties. You can get soaked in our content over on Instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow is a big improvement over a special selection of Barbara Johns' favorite tunes. We remember everything!!!

2hr 9mins

4 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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3.21 Show Me Love

Get ready to froth at the mouth with rage Creeps because this is season 3, episode 21 “Show Me Love” (Original airdate May 10th, 2000. Written by Liz Tigelaar and Holly Henderson and directed by Morgan J. Freeman). Dawson, Andie, Grams, Mitch, and even occasionally Pacey are all a big disappointment in the “showing us healthy relationships” department on this outing. Henry is also a miserable weasel but that’s not so much a disappointment as a continued meeting of our expectations. So join us for the Hindenburg disaster of regattas, Joey’s flapjacks, and the (maybe?) (finally?) departure of Will to greener spinoff pastures. If you want to peep our green pastures, follow us on instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow can soothe your trouble spirits after watching Dawson be a petty tyrant from hell. 

1hr 49mins

25 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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3.20 The Longest Day

Ever have one of those days you wish you could live all over again? We entered the eternal (horny) loop that is season 3 episode 20 “The Longest Day” (Original airdate April 26th, 2000. Written by Gina Fattore and directed by Perry Lang). We spent exactly as long as you’d expect crooning about the aching sensuality of the Poey makeout scenes and also touched down on Dawson’s many serial killer reveals and a whole lotta Jen Lindley punishment. If you’re into punishment, check out our instagram (@dawsonscreeps) and twitter (@dawsons_creeps). Our antiracism doc is linked on insta and our Spotify playlist Dawson’s Creeps - Do You Want to Dance Tomorrow is perfect for fantasizing about all the forbidden makeout sessions you’ll have post-vaccine. Ever have one of those days you wish you could live all over again?The Ol’ Creek Link RoundupWe certainly didn’t comprehensively cover the Joss Whedon abuse revelations and Gabby couldn’t find any articles that really touched all the bases (why is no one reporting on Clem vocally supporting Charisma on twitter since the day she first posted??) but these two articles have some good background and context:A Few Good Men Speak up in Support of Charisma Carpenter and the Women of Buffy and Angel (The Mary Sue)All The Joss Whedon Abuse & Misconduct Allegations Explained (Screen Rant)

1hr 41mins

18 Feb 2021

Rank #10