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Material Girls

Witch, Please Productions

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A scholarly podcast about pop culture hosted by Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman, produced by Witch, Please Productions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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It’s the English class you didn't know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan and Matt Potts as they bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic of Harry Potter chapter by chapter as Matt and Vanessa explore themes such as commitment, revenge and forgiveness. This podcast creates time in your week to think abo ...
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In this intimate podcast we explore how attention can be a tool for living a more intentional life. This season, Atheist chaplain and co-creator of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Vanessa Zoltan guides guests through questions of quitting with empathy and humor. Vanessa has always been a big advocate of quitting – she believes quitting doesn't mean 'giving up,' it means you've tried something and realized that it doesn't work. The Real Question is produced by Not Sorry Productions, a femini ...
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Hot and Bothered

Not Sorry Productions

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Hot and Bothered is all about the power of romance culture. We analyze romance novels and movies to better imagine our own happy endings. Episodes release bi-weekly on Tuesdays. CURRENT SEASON: How-To Watch Romance Movies How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is an iconic film of the early 2000s rom-com oeuvre. It has a perfect yellow dress. It has a karaoke battle. It has Matthew Mcconaughey on a motorcycle. It’s basically the epitome of everything people consider ‘silly’ about the genre. Across ten ...
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Becca has read all of Jane Austen's work. Molly literally does not know who Mrs. Bennet is. Together, they venture into Austen's world of romance, biting satire, and class struggles. Like Austen? Interested in a modern take? This is the podcast for you! Produced by Molly Burdick Audio production by Graham Cook Show art by Torrence Browne Transcriptions provided by SpeechDocs www.podandprejudice.com contact: podandprejudice@gmail.com
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Literary Ink Podcast

The Literary Ink Podcast

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The Literary Ink Podcast is complete and utter tomfoolery filled with interviews from your favorite Tattoo Wizards from all over the World. Tune in as Jennifer Edge will explore their passion for their craft, the boy who lived, and all the shenanigans anyone could hope for! Subscribe to find out what the heck happens behind the scenes of the Literary Ink Convention! Why artists love Harry Potter so much, and will Jennifer ever... Get ready for a swell time!
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In which we let it go and unpack a cold mountain of Frozen feelings with our pal Vanessa Zoltan! You can find Vanessa online here! This episode was made possible by your support! Thanks to everybody who supports us on Patreon and Apple Plus. You can buy a You Are Good logo shirt DESIGNED BY THE GREAT LIZ CLIMO here. You Are Good is a feelings podca…
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Material Girls is on Spring Break! But don't fret! We unlocked an episode of Making Worlds, our Patreon-exclusive video podcast hosted by Hannah McGregor. Making Worlds is dedicated to the liberatory possibilities of other worlds! In each episode Hannah speaks with a guest (or two) about a sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, or magical realism te…
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We're talking about Emma Approved again today, this time with Emma herself, Joanna Sotomura! We discuss gatekeeping fandom, early 2000s fashion, Emma's hair color, the revival, and get all sorts of behind the scenes secrets! To see what Joanna's up to, follow her on Instagram and TikTok at @joannasotomura. And check out her new show Sunny on Apple …
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Mauricio Bruce is a transpersonal therapist, chaplain, and the co-leader of our What Matters program. This week he joins Vanessa to talk about visualization as a decision-making tool and how to tap into your feelings. -- This show is completely funded by Patreon, and we are so grateful to our supporters who make it possible. If you can, please cons…
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This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Isolation in Chapter 32 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Umbridge’s leadership, Hermione’s master plan, and Snape’s code! Throughout the episode we consider the question: how can we get creative to combat isolation? Thank you to Annalisa for this week’s voicemail! Next wee…
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"We knew that they knew everything about us, and that we couldn't fathom them at all." In which we spend a bunch of time with the Lisbon girls and our lovely pal Sooz Kempner. You can find Sooz here! This episode was made possible by your support! Thanks to everybody who supports us on Patreon and Apple Plus. You can buy a You Are Good logo shirt D…
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Like the serious academics they are, Hannah and Marcelle not only researched Disney in academic journals, they also went to the happiest place on earth! They made custom Theodor Adorno t-shirts, scooped Marcelle's eight-year-old and Gender Playground co-host, Raimi Marx, and wen on their way! In this bonus episode, they answer your questions about …
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After talking about setting last episode, we wanted to dig even deeper into the physical space inhabited by Ben and Andie. How does the design of their workplaces, apartments, and date-nights affect how we perceive each of their characters? To help us tackle this topic, we're joined by Production Designer Stuart Blatt. Stuart walks us through the r…
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This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Naivete in Chapter 31 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Hagrid’s arrest, Harry’s big plan, and the end of Occlumency lessons! Throughout the episode we consider the question: how does naivete leave us more vulnerable? Thank you to Alex for this week’s voicemail! Next week we'…
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As we live and breathe, the Wolverine! In which we unpack (unstack?) the dads on dads on dads in Logan with our great friend Fangirl Jeanne. You can find Fangirl Jeanne online here! This episode was made possible by your support! Thanks to everybody who supports us on Patreon and Apple Plus. You can buy a You Are Good logo shirt DESIGNED BY THE GRE…
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What drove Hannah and Marcelle to go to Disneyland? And what is with all the rainbow Mickey ears? And where does pinkwashing end and real change begin? Tune into this episode about the happiest place on earth to find out! In this episode, Marcelle leads Hannah through a history of the term pinkwashing. She then draws on an article by Karine Duplan …
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Sophie decided to take some time off work when she had her second child, but she always thought she would go back to her career in law. Since then however, one of her kids has become disabled and it has felt less and less possible to go back. Should she just give up on having a career? This week on Should I Quit? Sophie and Vanessa discuss how to b…
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APRIL FOOLS, we're releasing an episode on a Monday! Our show art was created by Torrence Browne, and our audio is produced by Graham Cook. For bios and transcripts, check out our website at podandprejudice.com. Pod and Prejudice is transcribed by speechdocs.com. To support the show, check out our Patreon! Instagram: @podandprejudice Twitter: @poda…
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This week, Vanessa and special guest Jackson Bird explore the theme of Determination in Chapter 30 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss the titular Grawp, Peeves’ newfound determination, and times the word actually comes up in the text! Throughout the episode we consider the question: how are sacrifice and determination intert…
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We want you to eat us! Bones and all! In which we talk cannibalism, kink, first love, and Bones and All with the lovely Kevin Allison! You can find Risk! online here! This episode was made possible by your support! Thanks to everybody who supports us on Patreon and Apple Plus. You can buy a You Are Good logo shirt DESIGNED BY THE GREAT LIZ CLIMO he…
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, like many Rom-Coms, is set in New York City. It’s got fire escapes, taxi cabs, and a dramatic Manhattan Bridge scene. In order to understand this film, we have to understand: What is it about New York that is so ripe for romance? And what parts of the city are highlighted in this movie and why? To help us answer those …
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This week, Vanessa and Matt are joined by Delphene Mooney of On The Rise as they explore the theme of Community in Chapter 29 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Fred & George’s departure, Draco’s (lack of) community, and the various sub-communities of Hogwarts. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what does it me…
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We're thrilled to be joined by Anne Helen Petersen for this episode about the popularity of athleisure! If you don't already know, Anne Helen Petersen (she/her) is the incredible writer, journalist and recovering academic behind the beloved newsletter Culture Study. She is the host of a brand new podcast of the same name and the author of four book…
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Today, we're talking about Emma Approved and, by proxy, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, with the creator of both shows, Bernie Su. We discuss the inspiration behind the Pemberley Digital cinematic universe, the nitty gritty of adapting Austen, and what this format would look like today. For more from Bernie, follow him at @berniesu on Instagram and Link…
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We're still in the middle of our March fundraiser for On The Rise, but thanks to you all, we've already reached our initial 10k goal! As a special thanks to our listeners for helping us reach this point, Matt and Vanessa have recorded this bonus conversation discussing their favorite spring recipes. We've extended our goal to 15k, visit https://not…
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A few weeks ago we had on Sarah Stewart Holland of Pantsuit Politics and today we're joined by her brilliant co-host, Beth Silvers. Beth makes small donations to political campaigns because she feels like it's 'the right thing to do.' Lately, however, she has realized that her heart isn't really in it. Can she just stop making them? Or does that be…
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This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Kindness in Chapter 28 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss James and Snape and Lily, oh my! Throughout the episode we consider the question: where can we attempt to employ more kindness? Thank you to Shruti for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 29, Career…
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For our annual fundraiser at Not Sorry, we are again supporting the wonderful organization On The Rise. On The Rise’s work begins with individuals experiencing homelessness in Cambridge, Massachusetts and continues if and when they secure housing. From their origin as a women’s organization, their programs have evolved toward inclusion of those his…
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For our annual fundraiser at Not Sorry, we are again supporting the wonderful organization On The Rise. On The Rise’s work begins with individuals experiencing homelessness in Cambridge, Massachusetts and continues if and when they secure housing. From their origin as a women’s organization, their programs have evolved toward inclusion of those his…
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"There is no way I'm gonna give him up to some two-faced, big-haired food critic." In which—along with Sam Sanders—we talk romantic comedies, all things Julia, and My Best Friend's Wedding! You can find Sam on Vibe Check here! This episode was made possible by your support! Thanks to everybody who supports us on Patreon and Apple Plus. You can buy …
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