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From a place of absolute love and fandom, queer siblings, Quinn (they/them) and Emilie (she/her), take on one of the most influential 90s TV shows, Friends. Join them as they discuss, unpack, revel and challenge the fashion, relationships, and some seriously problematic jokes, one episode at a time. All while learning to podcast for the first time...
 
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This episode covers season 2 episode 23 of FRIENDS, The One With The Chicken Pox. In this episode we explore workplace culture, wage theft, the proper way to fix a bed and the how COVID has ruined the fictional aspects of stories with viruses forever (we know there's an incubation period and Charlie Sheen wouldn't have gotten the pox right away! co…
 
Season 2, Episode 22 - The One With the Two Parties We're chatting about Ross being his best self (which is a rarity), Monica just wanting to poach a fish and play word games, and how your true friends will make absolute fools of themselves if it means making your birthday a little less terrible. Digressions include The Ring, Evanescence, Blockbust…
 
Love: Shazam Alex starts this episode up by talking up maybe the last great example of a smartphone app that does an unequivocal public service, Shazam. He talks about it’s tech bro origins, the game show based around it, and even tells a story involving “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies. Andy, meanwhile, learns that there are Shazams that are not DC …
 
Quinn is sicky so we weren't able to record this week but be sure to head to our Patreon to answer this week's poll questions (free for everyone!) so we can include your answers when we record Season 2, Episode 22 -- The One with the Two Parties (so many twos!) We've launched FREE Digital Merch for our Patreon Supporters! We're also experimenting w…
 
For Love Hate Relationship’s 85th episode, we come back with our second Triple Relationship Special! We start with Jessica Day (New Girl) who wonders if she’s the asshole for peeing in the cat’s litter box when her boyfriend’s IBS forced him to hold the bathroom for a crazy long time. Alex makes a few confessions about his checkered past while Andy…
 
This episode we cover season 2 episode 21 of FRIENDS, The One With The Bullies! Today we explore friends supporting each-other; the concept of bullying and identity based discrimination; and just for fun chat about personal finance! - We've launched FREE Digital Merch for our Patreon Supporters! We're also experimenting with a new extended episode …
 
Love: Cracked Andy turns up the early 2000’s nostalgia to reminisce on the halcyon days of Cracked.com. He discusses the site’s history, including a weird pseudo-connection to Mad Magazine, the incredible careers it’s launched, and the bedrock it laid for Internet comedy as a whole. Alex meanwhile, uses the opportunity to lament the awfulness of ve…
 
Season 2, Episode 20 - The One Where Old Yeller Dies CW: This episode contains discussions of suicide. We're chatting sad ending of movies and suppressing bad feelings; being a "seh"-condary caregiver (if you get it, you get it 😅) and navigating being on different pages in both romantic relationships and friendships. Quinn references a Ted Talk abo…
 
Love: Josie and the Pussycats Alex takes us back to the perfectly innocent era of 2001 to talk about one of his favorite underrated movies, Josie and the Pussycats. He, of course, spends considerable time on the incredible soundtrack, its underappreciated satire, and why it’s better than Fight Club. Andy meanwhile, tolerates him, but does learn who…
 
Season 2 Episode 19 - The One Where Eddie Moves Out Hoo boy, nothing like kicking out your mentally ill roommate and then gaslighting them into believing they never lived there to begin with. Let's talk mental health, female empowerment written by men and how Ross is maybe actually okay in this episode? We've launched FREE Digital Merch for our Pat…
 
Season 2 Episode 18 - The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies This episode opens up a lot of conversations about S-E-X: condoms, where your condoms should live, the concept of "your number', the gender bias of "your number", why you shouldn't hypothetically sleep with your new roommates ex? ... ... Also, why you shouldn't pick your roommate form one convers…
 
Love: Benny Blanco Andy takes a page out of Alex’s playbook this episode and does a love on music producer and songwriter Benny Blanco. He schools him on the man’s legendary credits, his hilarious turns on Dave and TikTok, and his ghoulish looks. Alex learns who Charlie Puth is sort of, and we all agree that Dr. Luke still sucks. Hate: Pitbull Disc…
 
So Joey's moved out and Eddie's moved in. Let's explore transitional relationships, male intimacy and the "No-Homo" era. At the same time, lets assess glory of 90s fashion but also recognize that certain amounts of hair gel should never be back in style... We've launched FREE Digital Merch for our Patreon Supporters! We're also experimenting with a…
 
Love: Public Libraries Alex gets both nostalgic and literary for this episode’s Love where he dives into the history and benefits of public libraries. He talks up their value as a universal public good, the trouble they’ve been in over the years, and even calls out a book or two he would’ve never read without them. Andy meanwhile gets extra nostalg…
 
We're chatting Season 2, Episode 16, The One Where Joey Moves Out. We talk about Chandler and Joey's relationship and their breakup, Phoebe being a boss, plus all of the sexism that happens in this episode including double-standards, sisters getting "scored on," creepy dads and suffrage? LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We would like to state that this podcast…
 
Love: The Expanse Andy takes his Love to talk up the sci-fi masterwork, The Expanse. He talks the book and its authors’ connection to good old George R.R. Martin, the value of space zombies and class struggles, and why he thinks Jeff Bezos should just pony up for more seasons. Alex, meanwhile, gets weedy about hard vs. soft sci-fi and admits that S…
 
Love: Tim Pierce Alex starts this episode with the latest installment of his “People You Didn’t Know Made Everything You’ve Ever Loved” series to discuss session guitarist, YouTuber, and sweet old man, Tim Pierce. He relays Pierce’s understated journey to becoming one of the most prolific session players since the 80’s and his extensive work for ev…
 
Emilie and Quinn spend time reflecting on their relationship with Friends and podcast-making since putting out their first episode a year and a half ago. We'll be back on February 1st to continue into Season 2 with Episode 16, The One Where Joey Moves Out. --- LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We would like to state that this podcast was recorded in part 'Montr…
 
Love: Rum Andy takes it alcoholic for this episode to discuss his favorite of all liquors, rum. He gives some chemical, geographic, and historical context for it, discusses its versatility, and even calls out a favorite brand. Alex tells a traumatic story of why he barely touched the stuff for over a decade, and we discover the three genders of Cow…
 
Love: 16-Bit Video Games For Alex’s Love this episode, he takes it more than a little old school and outside of his usual wheelhouse to talk about 16-bit video games. He gives some history, both personal and non, talks up the accessibility and creative possibilities of the format, and talks about being a crappy high school math student. Andy, meanw…
 
No new episode this week but our Patreon subscribers will get a BONUS EPISODE in their feed on December 28 :) Become a Patreon to get access! For everyone else, we'll be back in your ears in January! Have a happy and safe New Year, wishing you all the best <3 Support the show (http://patreon.com/wtphalange)…
 
Love: Michael K. Williams Andy’s less-than-timely-but-no-less tragic Love for this episode is the late Michael K. Williams. He talks up highlights of his work, from the Trapped in the Closet video to Omar in The Wire to The Atlantic’s “Typecast” short film (which he asks all of you to check out here for the sheer excellence of Williams’s performanc…
 
ROSS AND RACHEL ARE GONNA DO IT!! 🥳 Flock of Seagulls Hair: https://images.app.goo.gl/P4imdVzC3kmovmtb6 Xanadu Movie (not band): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081777/ Fun facts: "The earliest known human-made stone tools date back around 2.6 million years. Crafted and used by Homo habilis (sometimes known as “handy man”), these implements marked th…
 
After a brief hiatus to relocate Andy up to the mountains of Western North Carolina, LHR is back with our first Triple (or maybe more like Sextuple) Relationship Special! We begin with Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty, not the dead guy briefly played by Matt Smith on The Crown) who looks for some help with his partner’s sudden and concerning need to…
 
We're chatting Season 2, Episode 14, The One With the Prom Video. We talk controversies about Ross, how fat suits should not be a thing and how everything we thought we knew about lobsters is wrong. RESOURCES: https://www.pastemagazine.com/tv/hbo-max/friends-monica-geller/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/32073/do-lobsters-really-mate-life https…
 
https://www.nhes.org/animals-in-film-and-televison/ https://ew.com/tv/friends-monkey-trainer-david-schwimmer-despicable/ LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We would like to state that this podcast was recorded in part 'Montreal', or Tiohtiá:ke, which we recognize is unceded indigenous land of the traditional territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka, 'Mohawk', Anishinab…
 
Grab your coffee and sing along! We've got a musical episode for you! Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syjEN3peCJw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbagFzcyNiM https://www.verywellmind.com/mental-health-stigmas-in-mass-media-4153888 https://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/blackfish-to-air-in-australia.php https://www.animalsaustralia.org…
 
Do you want lesbian kissing? Well do we not have the episode for you. We're talking about Season 2 Episode 11: TOW The Lesbian Wedding. WE LAUNCHED OUR WEBSITE FINALLY! www.whatthephalangepodcast.com LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We would like to state that this podcast was recorded in part 'Montreal', or Tiohtiá:ke, which we recognize is unceded indigenous…
 
Love: Meet Me @ The Altar Alex uses his precious Love time to talk up what he considers to be the most exciting new act in guitar-based music today, East Coast Pop Punk band Meet Me @ The Altar. He discusses their unique, internet-based origin story, their fresh take on a sort of Paramore sound, and why he thinks they’re going to be one of the newe…
 
Love: Warhammer Andy takes his time this episode to discuss his Love of all things Warhammer. He explains the history and nature of the game, his personal attachment to the painting and construction of it’s (weirdly expensive) figurines, and his struggles with wanting to get back into it. Alex, meanwhile, offers a class dissection of who it’s maybe…
 
Love: Hanif Abdurraqib Alex uses his Love time to talk up poet, cultural critic, and music journalist extraordinaire, Hanif Abdurraqib. He reads a selection of his work, discusses his expertise on music ranging from Fall Out Boy and Stevie Nicks to Carly Rae Jepson and the Weeknd to Celine Dion and the Four Seasons, and the tragedy that more people…
 
Did you know that Russ is played by the same actor as Ross (David Schwimmer)? ? ... Well one of your hosts did not realize until recording this episode **gasp!!* In this episode we take a look at how alcoholism is depicted in media; discuss the #metoo movement in relation to Joey's storyline; and share some of Lauren Tom's perspective of being on F…
 
Love: Laura Kinney Andy uses this episode to wax affectionately about a comic book character perhaps marginally familiar to most fans, but completely off the radar to the layperson, Laura Kinney AKA X-23 AKA Wolverine. He discusses her origins as a barely-more-than-one-off character in a lesser-known X-Men animated show to her character history in …
 
ALERT:: This episode contains SPOILERS The Friends Reunion Episode was a lot of things, it was funny, it was sentimental and emotional, it was uplifting and inspiring, it was downright entertaining. But even so, did the FRIENDS Reunion episode fail us? Emilie and Quinn sit down to discuss: -The abhorrent erasure of the very little diversity the FRI…
 
Love: Lewis Black For this episode’s Love, Alex takes everyone into the history and work of comedian, author, and actor Lewis Black. He relays Black’s surprisingly full life as a Yale-graduate and successful working playwright and actor before his breakthrough as a stand-up at age 50, his equally surprising turns as a writer and essayist, and just …
 
We're BACK! And were talking about Season 2 Episode 9 of FRIENDS : The One With Phoebe's Dad! (good timing for Father's day, right?!) In this episode we look at fashion through the ages (and how it continues to repeat itself), the bigger meaning of Phoebe's new discovery, and how tipping culture is a strange world that to navigate and in reality ju…
 
Love: Patrick Stewart For his Love this episode, Andy talks up one of the acting titans of the Sci-Fi, Comic, and Shakespearean Nerdoms, Sir Patrick Stewart. He discusses Stewart’s 60+ year career with everyone from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Star Trek to American Dad, and the special place that Jean-Luc Picard holds in his heart. Alex, meanw…
 
Hi everyone! good news and bad news: Good: Quinn is double dosed! Which is wild and exciting a surreal Bad: Quinn got super sick from the second dose - like SUPER sick. And between the being incapacitated for multiple days and some other complications, we were not able to record this weeks episode! we are so very sorry to disappoint! BUT we are ver…
 
Love: Adam Neely Alex’s Love this episode is Bassist, Composer, and Youtuber Adam Neely. He talks up his work, including electro-jazz covers of “Hello” and “Run Away With Me” and his instructional videos on subjects ranging from music theory to the controversial key of “Hey Joe.” Andy meanwhile learns that music theory is super racist and just wher…
 
In this episode there is a ~MISUNDERSTANDING~ Ross makes a list of pros and cons in order to figure out whether or not he should break up with his current girlfriend for FAN FAVE RACHEL GREEN and it all goes terribly wrong. Have you ever made a list? Do you think what Ross did was bad? We chat about all the things this episode so let's doooo this. …
 
Love: RA Salvatore Andy (quite literally) takes the stage at the top of the episode, as he first of all sums up the discussion around the 20-or-son minutes of audio that were sadly lost for this recording which, douchebag buffer aside, are all about fantasy author RA Salvatore. He talks up the man’s prolific commitment to the craft, his dynamic cha…
 
In this episode we discuss "closure," why having "1 lb left to go" is not a real thing and how talking about sex with someone you want to have sex with is a super good thing to do. Oh and also Ross and Rachel KISS, so yeah we also talk about that. Plus, learn why you should name your cat Michael. FRIENDS EPISODE: Season 2, Episode 7 - The One Where…
 
Love: King of the Hill Alex delves back into the glory days of FOX’s Animation Domination to talk about Mike Judge’s animated sitcom, King of the Hill. He gives some history into its development (including MVP Greg Daniels), Andy asks if Hank Hill might be the greatest animated father of all time, and *POCKET SAND!* Hate: Video Game Crunch Culture …
 
In this episode we're diving into Season 2, Episode 6, The One With The Baby On The Bus. We're chatting about allergies, Smelly Cat, sibling love, turning hobbies into hustles and murdering your friends if they ever forget your baby on a bus. --- YOUR HOSTS Emilie Brunet IG: @emiliebyoga www.emiliebyoga.com Quinn Brunet IG: @mindbodywithquinn www.q…
 
For the latest in the Triple Love Special series, Alex and Andy spend an episode talking up movie director/writer, composer, satirist, and all-around awesome dude, John Carpenter They begin with a primer on Carpenter’s early years, from his time as a two time college drop-out) once for music, once for film) to his first couple of film effort, which…
 
Today we're talking capitalism, we're talking patriarchy, we're talking sexual coercion, we're talking financial disparity between friends, we're talking ableism - honestly this episode is real problematic. So much for Chandler's #GlowUp, this episode he's a real sh*t and we're not having it. CW: sexual assault and ableist language regarding little…
 
Love: The Muppets Andy finally pulls the trigger on one he’s had back-burnered for a while and talks all things Muppets. He and Alex delve into some fond childhood moments, what makes these characters as universal as they’ve been, even decades onward from the original show, the surprising origins of “The Rainbow Connection,” and all of why Jim Hens…
 
Let's explore "The One With Phoebe's Husband", which is the one where we find out Phoebe is married (gasp!) and also the one where we find out everyones little (or big) secrets, and Rachel attempts to stop Ross from having sex with his girlfriend. As we make out way through the episode we discuss immigration, and the misguided ideas around its 'sim…
 
RIP Mr. Heckles!!! In this episode, Monica and Rachel's downstairs neighbor kicks the can, which sends Chandler into an existential crisis as he realizes that maybe he's turning into a sh*tty dude. Join us as we chat about Chandler's character development; evolution and creationism; and THE PATRIARCHY. Let's do this! Follow What the Phalange?! on s…
 
Love: Phil Lamarr Alex’s Love this episode is onscreen and voice actor extraordinaire, Phil Lamarr. He talks Lamarr’s minute career in movies, his prolific career in onscreen TV, and his absolutely incredible career voicing iconic characters in animation (and only to of them involve Chris Rock impersonations). Andy gets to spend a little time playi…
 
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