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Physical Kids Weekly: A Magicians Podcast

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Podcast by Clara Sherley-Appel and Dani Lowry

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Podcast by Clara Sherley-Appel and Dani Lowry

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99 Ratings
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76
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4

Amazing.

By Dean Fogg - Apr 25 2019
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These two aren’t just hosts of a podcasts they’ve become dear friends. Love them and their show.

Favorite

By EmilyRae92 - Mar 02 2019
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My favorite podcast by far!!

iTunes Ratings

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
76
5
7
7
4

Amazing.

By Dean Fogg - Apr 25 2019
Read more
These two aren’t just hosts of a podcasts they’ve become dear friends. Love them and their show.

Favorite

By EmilyRae92 - Mar 02 2019
Read more
My favorite podcast by far!!
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Physical Kids Weekly: A Magicians Podcast

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

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Podcast by Clara Sherley-Appel and Dani Lowry

Rank #1: Episode 305 - A Life in the Day (with Mike Moore)

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Magicians writer Mike Moore guests to talk about the show's most emotional episode yet. From the episode's inspirations to the emotions it conjures up in viewers to the unique lighting and production design, Mike takes listeners behind the scenes for the wild ride that is "A Life in the Day."

Feb 08 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Episode 405 - Escape from the Happy Place (with Mike Moore and Sergio Osuna)

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Writer Mike Moore and actor Sergio Osuna guest to talk about episode 405, "Escape from the Happy Place," and why exactly it is that Mike likes to rip our hearts out every season. Plus, Alice's redemption arc, the silence of the sloths, and more!

Cover art for this episode is by Lauren Rubin. Check out more of their incredible work on Twitter @notcoolco or Instagram @notcoolcompany.

Feb 21 2019

1hr 44mins

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Rank #3: Episode 210 - The Girl Who Told Time (with Hale Appleman)

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Hale Appleman joins Clara and Dani to talk about episode 210, "The Girl Who Told Time," and his work on the show. We dive deep on Eliot's sexuality, Hale's favorite parts of the books, and (of course) Hogwarts houses. Listen, rate, and subscribe!

Apr 04 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: Episode 313 - Will You Play With Me? (with Lev Grossman)

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It's the season 3 finale, and PKW is back (and a little loopy) with "The Magicians" author Lev Grossman. From the library and Penny Prime to mythology and bureaucracy to highlights from throughout the season, this is a deep dive with some deep weirdness. Check it out!

Apr 05 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #5: Episode 201 - Knight of Crowns (with Arjun Gupta)

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Arjun Gupta (Penny) joins Clara and Dani to answer questions from fans and discuss Episode 201, "€œKnight of Crowns."€ We talk cast chemistry, Hogwarts houses, and the importance of authenticity –€“ especially when it comes to showing your patootie on television.

Mixed and edited by Lanier Sammons.

Jan 31 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: Episode 113 - Have You Brought Me Little Cakes? (with Lev Grossman)

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Lev Grossman (@leverus) returns to discuss fandom, time travel, and some surprising influences and references in the Magicians novels. Oh, and we talk about the Season 1 finale, too.

Aug 24 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #7: Episode 103 - Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting

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This week, Clara and Dani dive deep with the delightfully memeworthy Episode 3, "€œConsequences of Advanced Spellcasting."€ We gush over drunk Alice, crush on Stella Maeve, and get downright shouty about the way Quentin treats Julia.

Mixed and edited by Lanier Sammons.

Jan 24 2017

46mins

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Rank #8: Episode 403 - The Bad News Bear

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Flying solo, Dani and Clara talk luck, bears, gods, and titans as the break down Episode 403, "The Bad News Bear." Plus, pigeons with sandwiches and the BroTP to end all BroTPs: Quentin and Julia.

Feb 07 2019

53mins

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Rank #9: Episode 308 - Six Short Stories About Magic (with Stella Maeve and Brittany Curran)

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Stella Maeve (Julia) and Brittany Curran (Fen) join for episode 308, "Six Short Stories About Magic," to talk artistic process, recovering from trauma, and why their characters need each other right now. Plus, we discuss the brilliant final ten minutes of this week's episode, and what it's like to be on a show that's constantly breaking new ground.

Mar 01 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: Episode 110 - Homecoming (with Nate D'Agostino)

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Hypable writer Nate D'Agostino joins Dani and Clara to skewer Alice's parents, fawn over the Margolem, and tease apart time differences between Fillory and Earth. Check it out!

Jul 06 2017

59mins

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Rank #11: Episode 203 - Divine Elimination (with Olivia Taylor Dudley)

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Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice) joins Dani and Clara to discuss her role, the show, and this incredible episode. Olivia charms us with stories about her magical childhood, auditioning for the magicians, and what it's like to film and watch an episode when you know your character is going to die. Check it out!

Feb 14 2017

59mins

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Rank #12: Episode 304 - Be the Penny (with Arjun Gupta)

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Arjun Gupta (Penny) guests to give us the lowdown on "Be the Penny," from watching his own funeral, to growing up from beyond the grave, to the secrets behind Penny's suit. Plus, working with Shannon Kohli on her directorial debut, trying not to crack up at Dustin Ingram, and Arjun...raps? Make sure you listen to this one all the way through.

Feb 01 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #13: Episode 108 - The Strangled Heart

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In Episode 108, "The Strangled Heart," Julia's in rehab, Mike's possessed by The Beast, and Quentin and Alice are on the rocks, and Dani and Clara are here to break it down. PLUS! Your tweets worked! We will be interviewing Adam DiMarco soon, so send your Todd questions to @PhysicalKidWkly.

Jun 09 2017

49mins

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Rank #14: Episode 312 - The Fillorian Candidate (with Sergio Osuna and David Reed)

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Sloths and llamas and bears, oh my! Sergio Osuna (Rafe) and show writer David Reed join to talk about episode 312, "The Fillorian Candidate." In this episode, you'll hear about how the pilot was written, how David threatened to quit if he couldn't have Humbledrum, and how Sergio's acting choices in his audition tape led directly to this episode's revolutionary revelations.

Mar 29 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #15: Episode 107 - The Mayakovsky Circumstance (with Logan VanHorn)

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Logan VanHorn joins the girls to talk about Episode 107, "The Mayakovsky Circumstance" and answer questions from listeners. Topics include Brakebills South, frisky foxes, and of course, Todd.

Want Todd on the show? Tweet @AdamDiMarco and @PhysicalKidWkly using #ToddOnPod to tell him!

May 31 2017

58mins

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Rank #16: Episode 407 - The Side Effect (with Arjun Gupta and Elle Lipson)

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Arjun Gupta and Elle Lipson join us to talk about episode 407, "The Side Effect" and the message at its heart, plus a deep dive into who Penny 40 sees at the end of the episode.

This episode is noisier than normal -- a side effect, if you will, of Arjun's environment in Bombay. We think you'll enjoy it anyway, but you might want to listen to it in your car or over a speaker instead of on headphones!

Mar 07 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #17: Adam DiMarco: #ToddOnPod Special

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Adam DiMarco (Todd on "The Magicians") joins Clara and Dani for a special #ToddOnPod episode of Physical Kids Weekly. We learn that Adam did magic tricks as a kid, sees Todd as a less cool version of Quentin, and has some very strange ideas about what happened in Ibiza.

Jun 14 2017

58mins

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Rank #18: Episode 311 - Twenty-Three (with Mike Moore and Henry Alonso Myers)

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Show writers Mike Moore and Henry Alonso Myers join Clara and Dani to discuss time loops, charming cunicular captains, and ominous portents for the end of the key quest. Plus, Romeo and Juliet vibes and the return of Marina!

Mar 22 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #19: Episode 309 - All That Josh

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Traitors and demons and demigoddesses, oh my! It's the muuuuuusical episode! Dani and Clara sing along to "Under Pressure," then dissect the episode, covering everything from the differences between medieval and modern scales to references to musicals of yore and the meaning of lyrics.

Mar 08 2018

54mins

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Rank #20: Episode 202 - Hotel Spa Potions

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Dominic Tyler joins Dani and Clara to discuss episode 202, "Hotel Spa Potions." This episode introduces us cacodemons (wait, how do you pronounce that?), Foggby, and Eliot "King of Shit" Waugh. Plus, The Beast sings!

Feb 07 2017

1hr 5mins

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Episode 501 - Do Something Crazy (with Henry Alonso Myers)

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It's the Season 5 premiere of #TheMagicians, and Clara and Dani are back to help you get through it. We talk to writer Henry Alonso Myers about everything from grieving Quentin to the title card to the promise of apocalypse to come.

Jan 16 2020

1hr 14mins

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Episode 500 - Season 5 Trailer

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Twitter's Spooky Spice joins us to break down the Season 5 trailer. From grief to camping trips to...a kraken?!...we cover all that excites us (and scares us) about the upcoming season of "The Magicians."

Jan 07 2020

38mins

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Alice's Story special (with Lilah Sturges and Lev Grossman)

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Lilah Sturges and Lev Grossman join the girls to talk about the newly released graphic novel based on the first Magicians book -- and told from Alice's point of view. Plus, we announce the winners of the #MagiciansReachOut raffle and thank everyone who participated.

Sorry ahead of time if Clara butchered your name.

Transcript: http://www.filloryandfurther.com/PKW/transcripts/413c-alice-story-special.html

Aug 09 2019

40mins

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Behind the Scenery with Margot Ready

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Margot Ready joins PKW to talk all things production design, from the inspiration behind the look of the different sets and worlds in the show to the collaborative nature of her work to how she got her start in TV after getting a degree in architecture. Plus, she shares insights into visual storytelling elements in two of our favorite episodes: Season 3's "A Life in the Day" and Season 4's "A Timeline and Place."

Jun 16 2019

1hr 6mins

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Episode 413 - No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry (with Lev Grossman and Olivia Taylor Dudley)

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In this vulnerable and emotional conversation, Lev Grossman and Olivia Taylor Dudley join Clara and Dani to process the finale.

Apr 21 2019

1hr 22mins

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Episode 412 - The Secret Sea (with Jade Tailor)

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Jade Tailor joins Dani and Clara in discussing Episode 412, "The Secret Sea," depression, and accepting the world as it is. Things get personal when we start to talk about the drowned garden, and we all share what the show, the books, and the community surrounding "The Magicians" has meant to us.

There are book spoilers in the episode breakdown, especially when we start to share our personal stories, but we've purposely kept them out of our interview with Jade. If you want to avoid them, skip from the end of the interview (where there's a spoiler warning) to 01:17:18.

Apr 11 2019

1hr 32mins

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Epidsode 411 - The 4-1-1 (with Christina Strain and Henry Alonso Myers)

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We talk to Christina Strain and Henry Alonso Myers about the origins of the library, mythology, and making exposition engaging as we break down episode 411. Plus, we continue our conversation about Quentin's depression and the necessity of his confrontation with Alice. Don't miss it!

Apr 04 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode 410 - All That Hard, Glossy Armor

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It's an 80s extravaganza for this most musical Margo episode! We talk about why "Here I Go Again" is the perfect Margo-in-the-desert song, why it's important that Margo and Eliot's songs are gender swapped, and the worsening of Quentin's depression.

Plus, Clara shares her latest crackpot theory -- about the Mesopotamian goddess of chaos Tiamat -- and both of your hosts go deep on common themes in mythologies across cultures.

Mar 28 2019

1hr 12mins

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Episode 409 - The Serpent (with Mageina Tovah)

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Mageina Tovah joins Clara and Dani to discuss "The Serpent" and all things Zelda, from her origin story to her murky moral status to unusual mannerisms. Plus, Alice's split personality, Queen Kady of the Hedges, and -- of course -- Fargo.

Mar 21 2019

1hr 26mins

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Episode 408 - Home Improvement

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Freaking out about this dragon of an episode? Calm your man tits, we've got the T. From dragon babies to Fargo to long-distance sex dolls, Clara and Dani break it all down. Don't miss it!

Mar 14 2019

51mins

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Episode 407 - The Side Effect (with Arjun Gupta and Elle Lipson)

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Arjun Gupta and Elle Lipson join us to talk about episode 407, "The Side Effect" and the message at its heart, plus a deep dive into who Penny 40 sees at the end of the episode.

This episode is noisier than normal -- a side effect, if you will, of Arjun's environment in Bombay. We think you'll enjoy it anyway, but you might want to listen to it in your car or over a speaker instead of on headphones!

Mar 07 2019

1hr 24mins

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Episode 406 - A Timeline and Place (with Christina Strain and Kacey Rohl)

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Kacey Rohl and show writer Christina Strain bring BFE (Big Female Energy) to this week's episode of PKW. From canon queer ladies to tonally appropriate Egyptian myths to Penny23 and Penny40's meeting of the minds, we get these lovely ladies' two cents on this epic episode. Don't miss it!

Feb 28 2019

1hr 22mins

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Episode 405 - Escape from the Happy Place (with Mike Moore and Sergio Osuna)

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Writer Mike Moore and actor Sergio Osuna guest to talk about episode 405, "Escape from the Happy Place," and why exactly it is that Mike likes to rip our hearts out every season. Plus, Alice's redemption arc, the silence of the sloths, and more!

Cover art for this episode is by Lauren Rubin. Check out more of their incredible work on Twitter @notcoolco or Instagram @notcoolcompany.

Feb 21 2019

1hr 44mins

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Episode 404 - M̶a̶r̶r̶y̶ Fuck Kill (with Henry Alonso Myers)

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Showrunner Henry Alonso Myers shares his insights on werewolf sex, sympathetic monsters, and cliffhanger endings. Plus, Mosh (that's Margo and Josh's ship name, for the uninitiated) and a very Margo-centric fashion segment.

Feb 14 2019

1hr 28mins

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Episode 403 - The Bad News Bear

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Flying solo, Dani and Clara talk luck, bears, gods, and titans as the break down Episode 403, "The Bad News Bear." Plus, pigeons with sandwiches and the BroTP to end all BroTPs: Quentin and Julia.

Feb 07 2019

53mins

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Episode 402 - Lost, Found, F*cked (with Rick Worthy)

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Rick Worthy guests on the 50th episode of Physical Kids Weekly to discuss Dean Fogg's journey over the past four seasons, plus character acting, musical episodes, fashion, and -- of course -- TODD. We even get a taste of his singing ability! So #DoSomeGoddamnMagic and listen to this delightful conversation with a man who's been part of almost every major sci-fi and fantasy franchise of the last 20 years.

Art for this week's episode comes from Twitter user @janieromel, who does incredible sketches of actors and characters from her favorite shows. Check out her Twitter feed for more.

Jan 31 2019

1hr 59mins

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Episode 401 - A Flock of Lost Birds (with Sera Gamble and John McNamara)

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Ember's kittens, it's Season 4! Showrunners Sera Gamble and John McNamara join Clara and Dani to break down the Season 4 premiere. From murderous monsters to mistaken identities to unusual pairings (Alice and...Santa?!), we cover all the bases. Plus, John and Sera share their TV writing philosophies, preview Margo's musical transformation, and discuss the fate of Humbledrum. Don't miss it!

Jan 24 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode 400 - What about that trailer?!

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Dani and Clara are back with a breakdown of the Season 4 trailer, plus the storylines they're most excited to see explored in the months to come.

Jan 06 2019

20mins

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One Day More with Elle Lipson

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We talk to show writer Elle Lipson about what it's like to write a musical episode your very first time out the gates, creating the BrakebillsU and WelcomeToFillory websites, and what she's excited about for Season 4. Don't miss it!

Aug 04 2018

1hr 16mins

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Super Spandex Spectacular - Interview with Christina Strain

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PKW breaks its summer hiatus to char with show writer Christina Strain about comics, character development, and -- of course -- the Red Dinner Party.

Jul 04 2018

1hr 8mins

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iTunes Ratings

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
76
5
7
7
4

Amazing.

By Dean Fogg - Apr 25 2019
Read more
These two aren’t just hosts of a podcasts they’ve become dear friends. Love them and their show.

Favorite

By EmilyRae92 - Mar 02 2019
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My favorite podcast by far!!