This is Sadie! I have taken over the podcast. This episode is about The Secret World of Alex Mack. My mom and I talked about this show. I loved it! Alex has really cool powers and I really like her best friend Raymond. It was really fun to talk to my mom about The Secret World of Alex Mack. I hope you enjoy it!
First of all, ladies canNOT be cops. Secondly, in 1994 Ted Danson and Macaulay Culkin made a movie together. Whoopi Goldberg was not in it and contrary to Jen’s opinion, it was not directed by Howard Hughes. Jen really lets loose in this one, with mixed results. Micah shares another “great” comic. Ponytails are discussed at length, Deutch is now a verb, and we talk about a Montana dad memory. This episode has everything.
Lastly, Jen would like to sincerely apologize to all people with languages for last names.
CW: This episode contains discussion of homophobia and AIDS.
It’s the last week of PRIDE month, and we are embracing our MTV generation roots by joining the seven housemates of The Real World San Francisco. This 1994 season was what made The Real World the hit it became, and we chose it in honor of housemate Pedro Zamora, a gay man who was living with AIDS at the time and died shortly after filming.
We’re back with another episode for our month of Pride-themed content that is queer as fuck. This week we talk about the 1996 film “The Watermelon Woman” written, directed by, and starring Cheryl Dunye.
We also dig into Jen’s thoughts about queerness and how it relates to her experience in Montana.
And of course, the show opens with a fan-favorite segment about a fan-favorite comic. It’s a classic!
This week we’re talking about the epic and iconic 1994 Australian film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” as part of our Pride themed month of episodes! This is a Patreon-supporter suggested episode. Thank you Serai and Josh! For just $5 a month, you too could suggest an episode topic and then you’d get to listen to us talk about it. It’s the best deal in podcasting.
There’s a lot of other great content in this episode as well including a tear-jerking and beautiful voicemail from Nicky (who you may remember from our Space Jam episode). Nicky shares a story about what this film meant to her family and we guarantee you’ll cry unless you’re a robot person. We start it all off with another recap of a comic strip Jen missed and we end the episode with a promo for an amazing podcast called Gender Reveal!
Thank you all for being patient with us and we will have another episode up soon!
This week is technically an episode of Micah Never Saw That and talking about the 1996 documentary The Celluloid Closet. This movie, which covers LGBTQ representation in film, kicks off our first themed month!
This one also features a repeat of a segment Micah thinks is very important and a promo for a podcast we love, Finish It!
Extra! Extra! We’re back from our hiatus and trying something new. Some might say avant-garde. Others might say, “What the fuck is this?” Enjoy our discussion of the biggest news stories from the day jen arrived in Montana and the most influential comic strips of the time!
CW: Suicide, depression, anxiety
This episode is challenging for a variety of reasons, but we also make each other laugh a lot and we are joined at the beginning by a very special guest: Sadie! She helps us explore the little-known family obstacle course game show, Family Challenge! A lot of thought went into this one, folks.
Listen to the beginning to hear Sadie, listen to the end to hear Jen get real about mental health, and listen to the middle for laughs, but whatever you do, do not watch Family Challenge. Under no circumstances should you search for “Family Challenge Flynn vs. Miller” on that popular video website on the internets. This is not one of those times where we mean you should really watch it as we’re saying not to. We’re not winking. Really don’t watch it. Please.
Yep. We’re flipping the script this week and watching something Micah never saw: Beverly Hills 90210. Micah doesn’t give a hoot about this show, but Jen loved it before she left for Montana and she missed seasons 5 and 6. So, naturally, we watched a few episodes from season 1 and the season 5 premiere and finale. If that sounds very confusing, it was! But this podcast episode is not confusing and very easy to follow — we hope. Enjoy!
RIP Luke Perry
We had the honor of speaking with Chris Ballew for this week’s episode! If you don’t know who Chris Ballew is, I will tell you: He is the lead singer, song writer, and multi-instrumentalist for The Presidents of the United States of America (the band), whose hugely successful and relentlessly fun debut album came out in 1995, so jen missed it.
We talked with Chris about this album, his time as a member of Beck’s band, that time he almost killed Madonna’s dog, the real story behind the song “Peaches,” and of course his new career as a family musician, which was really always his career if you think about it.
Come listen to our local Seattle legend, Chris Ballew!!
Warning: The music clips are loud in this one. Because that’s how they’re properly heard! Deal with it!
And check out Chris’ newer work as Caspar Babypants here!