Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast
Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast
Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo
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Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a bi-weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time. Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! *wolf howl*
0.32: An Interview with Juliet Landau
Holy moly, scoobies, we sat down to chat with the one and only Juliet Landau — and she is every bit as brilliant and wonderful as you'd guess! We talk vampire sexuality, manicures, narcissism, Dru's accent, what she named the stars (to the result of such terrible confusion), and so so so so much more! Plus, we talk to Juliet about her brand new film, premiering this Thursday (!!!), called A Place Among the Dead, which features Anne Rice, Joss Whedon, Gary Oldman, and so many other incredible voices. In sum... DRUUUUUUSILLLA!! YOUUUUU FILLA! OUR HEARTS WITH DREAD, AND SO WE'RE LED RIGHT BACK TO YOUUUUUU!  +++ MORE ON JULIET LANDAU'S "A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD" "In this revealing and terrifying meld of fact, fiction and the fantastical, actress and filmmaker “Jules,” driven by the demons of her past, embarks on a journey at the potential cost of everything she knows and loves." THURSDAY OCTOBER 29TH: WORLD PREMIERE  Tickets: https://www.modernfilms.com/aplaceamongthedead +++ LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team +++ Produced by: Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs Edited by: Kristin Russo +++ JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast NEW 'BURN IT DOWN' TEES, SLEEPAWAY WITCH SWEATSHIRTS, + MORE! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26
1 hr 17 min
6.02: Bargaining Part Two
You know that feeling when you are under six feet of dirt but then your friends bring you back to life and you have to claw your way up from below with your bare hands and then your whole town is on fire and there’s a robot who looks just like you and your friends are like BUFFY HELP?!?! Yeah, us too. It’s Season 6 Episode 2: Bargaining Part 2.  LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team +++ Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo +++ JOIN MACK MACDADE on MIKKI KENDALL'S HOOD FEMINISM Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30pm Eastern Register for this session and breakout groups the following Thursday + learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++ FIRST LIVE EVENT OF SEASON 6! Join us and special guests for a digital live taping of S6E3: After Life on Saturday, October 24th. All information and ticketing found at bit.ly/buffyafterlife JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast NEW 'BURN IT DOWN' TEES, SLEEPAWAY WITCH SWEATSHIRTS, + MORE! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21
1 hr 25 min
Angel On Top — 3.01 Heartthrob
It is LaToya Ferguson's first episode hosting Angel On Top, and she is joined by Kristin Russo & Jenny Owen Youngs this week for the Angel Season 3 Premiere: Heartthrob! We talk about Angel's new, colorful wardrobe, Cordelia's blazer, Ghost Dennis' loofah skills, our desire for Fred and Faith to smooch, and oh-so-much-more!! Angel and Buffy may have split networks in 2001, but look at us — together for the first time on the same dang podcast channel like the dysfunctional vampire/slayer family we were always meant to be. LOCATE YOUR HOST, LATOYA FERGUSON, UPON THE INTERNET! Follow @lafergs on Twitter Listen to LaToya's Vampire Diaries podcast: The AMPire Diaries Read A Encyclopedia on Women’s Wrestling GUEST HOSTS Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com ANGEL ON TOP Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com +++ Producers: LaToya Feguson, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs Editor: Kristin Russo Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs Logo: Kristine Thune See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14
1 hr 18 min
6.01: Bargaining Part One
Oh, hey, it's a bot! It's a bot! It's a great big (Buffy) bot!! Yes, here we are at the jump of Season 6 and we've got robots in leather, Willow killing a cute little doe-eyed deer, Giles leaving the gang for more time with Olivia, a motorcycle bar, a Hanson vamp, and Osiris deciding to pop Buffy's eyeballs back in?!?!?!?! WOW WOW WOW, here we f*cking go. Welcome to Season 6 Episode 1: Bargaining Part One. LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team +++ Thank you to Aisha Burns for our new (Crush That!) White Supremacy jingle! Producer Alba suggested we create a jingle to use when calling out instances of white supremacy on Buffy (comparable to the way in which we use The Patriarchy jingle), and to create the jingle, which debuts in this episode!!, Jenny collaborated with the amazing Aisha Burns who co-wrote, played strings, and sings the vocals! Aisha makes some amazing music, and you can learn more about her here: http://aishaburns.com/ +++ Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs Jenny's recommended video on learning about Mercury in Retrograde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9BZm5aVr9s +++ Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++ FIRST LIVE EVENT OF SEASON 6! Join us and special guests for a digital live taping of S6E3: After Life on Saturday, October 24th. All information and ticketing found at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/new-events JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast NEW 'BURN IT DOWN' TEES, SLEEPAWAY WITCH SWEATSHIRTS, + MORE! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 7
1 hr 32 min
0.31: Another Glorious Mailbag!
Within the first few minutes of this beautiful mailbag episode, Jenny says "Guess how fast I just googled 'CLAM MANTLE'?!" so... we promise you a good time. We have discussions on Angelus versus Spike, what magic may have caused Joyce's death (if any!), the difference between sharks and fish, and oh-so-much more!! You all send the absolute BEST emails. LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com +++ Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs +++ Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++ JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune Edited by: Kristin Russo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30
1 hr
0.30: A Conversation with Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade
New Buffering the Vampire Slayer family members — producer Alba Daza and consultant Mack MacDade — join us today in conversation with each other! They introduce who they are, the work they are doing within the Buffering universe, and why they choose to do it. Also buckle up for lots of fun personal anecdotes about Buffy, race, and how they both grew up *obsessed* with the show!! HOSTED BY: Alba Daza: instagram.com/alba.daza ; See Alba's short film (A)dios Ivan, Adios here https://www.ethnoculturalarts.com/hear-us-now-bipoc-instagram-exhibition Mack MacDade: patreon.com/MackMacTalksBack ; instagram.com/mackmactalksback/ Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com +++ Produced by: Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade +++ JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast Logo: Kristine Thune Edited by: Kristin Russo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16
1 hr 4 min
5.22.02: The Gift Part 2
We have your thoughts on the Season 5 Finale, "The Gift"! We have a conversation from the brilliant Jen Malkowski on death as Buffy's gift! We have Mack MacDade telling us about who really treats Spike like a man and not a monster! We have LaToya Ferguson explaining why she thinks this would have been the perfect series finale!! Join us, perfect scoobies, for our bonus episode on S5E22's The Gift. LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com SPECIAL GUESTS Jen Malkowski is an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Smith College with a specialization in death and dying in media and you can read more about them at smith.edu/academics/faculty/jennifer-malkowski! Jen is also the author of Dying in Full Detail which can be accessed for free here. Mackenzie MacDade is a 31 year old, queer woman of color, teaching artist, feminist, part time poet and general rabble rouser. She got her start in feminism from a book of feminist nursery rhymes, and her start in pop culture analysis from 9 years of homeschooling (translation: 9 years of TV and movie watching). A firm believer in queering the collective consciousness, she strives to inspire people to redesign their idea of normal and step out their comfort zone. She takes inspiration from Gertrude Stein, Buffy, Angela Davis, Faith and bell hooks. Someone once described her as “The love child of Angela Davis and Ru-Paul” and she thinks that just about sums it up. LaToya Ferguson is our new host for Season 3's Angel On Top HELL YEAH! She also writes for The AV Club and Paste Magazine as well as The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, IndieWire, and more. You can follow LaToya at @lafergs on Twitter and you should also *immediately* tune into her podcast about The Vampire Diaries (YEAH THAT’S RIGHT) called The AMPire Diaries over at theampirediariespod.com +++ Produced by: Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs +++ Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++ JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast PRE-ORDER OUR SEASON 5 CD NOW! PLUS: WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune Edited by: Kristin Russo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 9
1 hr 21 min
5.22: The Gift
We will not watch this episode or discuss it due to Clause 47 in our contract which specifically states that no episode shall be produced when there are simply "TOO MANY FUCKING FEELINGS."  Just kidding, let's all cry together! Willow will always find Tara! Spike is a monster but oh no he is treated like a man! Glory just wants to go home! Giles puts his GLASSES ON! Buffy knows that the bravest thing we can all do is *sounds of muffled sobs* Yeah, fuck everything, it is the Season 5 finale, "The Gift," and no one is or ever will be ready. LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com SPECIAL GUESTS Alba Daza: instagram.com/alba.daza +++ Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs +++ Anti-Racism Book Spotlight: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrice Khan-Kullors and Asha Bandele The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++ JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune Edited by: Kristin Russo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26
1 hr 50 min
0.29: Interview with Sharon Ferguson
Kristin & Alba interviewed the brilliant Sharon Ferguson — Sineya, the First Slayer in the Buffyverse — and holy shit. We talk about that  bananas roll down the sand dune, the desert mountain lion, Sharon’s audition, her work with Prince (yes PRINCE), her thoughts on a Sineya spin-off series, and literally so much more?! What an honor and a privilege.  Follow Sharon on Instagram at @sharonferguson007 and check her out MCing the incredible “Cherry Boom Boom” dance show — learn more at cherryboomboom.com LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Alba Daza: https://www.instagram.com/alba.daza/ Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com +++ Produced by: Alba Daza & Kristin Russo +++ Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++ JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune Edited by: Kristin Russo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21
1 hr 8 min
5.21: The Weight of the World
Oh lord, Willow is going into Buffy’s mind, Spike is slapping Xander, Glory has some kind of connection with Ben (we think they work together), Dawn found some chains in an alley, and everyone is sad and we are STRESSED THE FUCK OUT. It’s Season 5 Episode 21: The Weight of the World. Woof. In other news, please get excited for today’s guest segment with Kandis with a K, a practicing witch who is in conversation with Alba on Willow’s witchcraft and other magic in this episode! Learn more about Kandis below!!  LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram Also hey, here's our website with schedules, resources, events and such: bufferingthevampireslayer.com SPECIAL GUESTS Kandis with a K: Tune in to “Witch Wednesday” at @kandis.with.a.k and learn more about Kandis’ work at her website: http://kandiswithak.com/ Learn more about Kandis’ upcoming film project and support by donating!! Edible GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/edible-short-film Listen to the full conversation between Alba + Kandis here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40374701 +++ Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs Alba Daza is a 27-year-old emerging Latinx writer/director/podcaster based in Montreal, Canada. Check out her podcast, My Mama So, which centers around appreciating the greatness of motherly figures: https://bit.ly/mymamaso +++ Learn about our commitments to creating + maintaining an anti-racist base here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting +++ JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!! Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!  patreon.com/bufferingcast WHY ARE MEN HOODIES, TANKS, & CROP TOPS: HOORAY! bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop Logo: Kristine Thune Edited by: Lauren Klein & Kristin Russo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12
1 hr 51 min
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