Thank you for the excuse to re-watch Buffy again (not that I really need an excuse).
Re-watching Buffy along with this podcast is a true delight.
Great show of growth
it's a snake
I’m heartened to see how Jenny and Kristin responded to the global uprisings in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and am eager to see how they maintain this momentum as the show progresses!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Buffy- and this podcast is my favorite way to visit with Sunnydale and all the characters while also listening to compassionate critique about the show when stuff (inevitably) pops up. The interviews with the actors are pretty fun too.
Best podcast and community
Buffering is honestly the best podcast I’ve ever listened to. It’s fun, creative, inclusive, and has the most engaged community in the podverse.
The show is both insightful and funny, and I love listening to Jenny and Kristin. I don’t know anyone off the Internet who has fangirled over Buffy like I have, and it’s really nice to hear the show discussed in depth by people who love it as much as I do. Thanks for feeding my everlasting love for Buffy
I have been listening a couple of years. This is one of my favorite podcasts - insightful and always entertaining
Out For A Walk Podcast
I love this podcast. I’ve seen BTVS many times & i love checking in on this podcast sort of out of order when i’m thinking about a specific episode. I love the interviews with people who worked on/stared in the series. 🐺🏹⚰️🩸🗡✝️
Brings the Buffyverse to the real world and present
I’m so happy that as I watch Buffy for the first time, during a pandemic, I can listen to a podcast that’s being made right now. I love the Buffy world and this podcast keeps it relevant. The hosts are funny and smart and like people you’d love to dissect a show with. It’s great to listen to along with the Angel on Top sister podcast. Thank you to the people making this podcast, you’re bringing a lot of joy and meaning to our daily lives beyond what we would get from watching the show alone.
Incredible for the canon
As someone who seriously loves buffy but honestly detests the person it’s creation is attributed to, this podcast is amazing for having both a fun yet critical lens on the show I’ve come to rewatch for comfort. Around the middle of March when it became clear that self isolation and staying at home were going to be a reality for an unforeseen amount of time, I did what most people currently do to cope : rewatch a favorite show. With this podcast I was able to have conversations about each episode available to me as I delved into the rewatch, and had amazing gems of Easter eggs, fun facts, and just plain other viewpoints to add to my enjoyment. I felt the presence of the two hosts and all of their frequent guests at a time when socializing outside of who you live with is limited, and I am grateful and would recommend this to most buffy fans I meet naturally who just usually happen to be queer and love to view the show in the fanfic and camp - esque delight that Jenny and Kristen do. I’m finally caught up with them, and just listened to the episode on the body, a piece of television that could make me feel immensely no matter the condition. The pandemic has me thinking of collective grief and the forms mutual aid finds itself in: the chosen family dynamic of Buffy and the feeling of constant apocalypse is resounding in how close to home it is right now.
Thank you both for all the entertainment and conversations I felt like I was in for the past two months!
Very fun nostalgia
I really love this podcast. The songs, the fashion talk, the guests, the ability to keep the tangents short, and especially the added research. I just finished Surprise and loved that there could be a conversation about the problematic use of the Romani culture within a podcast that clearly loves this show. In fact, I love that this podcast can talk about other problematic issues with this show in a mature way that still recognizes all the positives.
the hell math of quarantine
This podcast is one of the only things consistently occupying my brain currently. I’m only on the end of season 3 and i full on cried watching buffy kiss another character i won’t name to avoid spoilage, on the forehead. a kiss on the forehead, y’all. I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO KISS MY FOREHEAD. anuwaaaaaaay, thank you.
Not special. Extraordinary! 👑👑
I’ve decided to re-watch Buffy during my self-quarantine due to COVID-19. Joanna Robinson has mentioned this pod on her podcasts and I thought I’d give it a shot during my re-watch. So happy I did! It’s wonderful to hear Kristin and Jenny dissect the show and I love all the episode songs. I’m only in season 2 of this rewatch and the podcast, and so thankful I’ve got it to keep me sane and entertained through this global pandemic! Thank you, Kristin and Jenny!
A Must Listen for All BTVS Fans
I was desperate for a good podcast to listen too and I found this in my search and I am so so happy that I did. Listening to this brings back so much of my love for Buffy and a newfound love and appreciation for the hosts of Buffering. It makes me laugh out loud alone in my car way too much for what is acceptable and I don’t care. If you have a love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you need to check this out!
Buffering the podcast universe!
I stumbled upon this one day and being a Buffy fan I naturally fell in love and shared with everyone I ever speak to in life. Jenny and Kristen are wonderful-they respect each other and the listeners with their orientation, self-identification, and view points. While being a heterosexual can make you feel like a bit of an outcast at times, they really follow true to the mission they set out to do from day one-discussion if each episode, in order, SPOILER-FREE, and with a kickass song at the end of 99.98% of the time.
Jenny and Kristen have made a revival of the cult following of Buffy and built a beautiful community. I thank them for it and pray at least once a week they can get Joss Whedon or Sarah Michelle Gellar on.
Yes!! Give us ALLLL your gay notes!!
My favorite new podcast. You guys are great!
I just love this podcast
This is my absolute favorite Buffy podcast. Kristin and Jenny are so much fun and I look forward to hearing the songs Jenny creates for the episodes.
Best Buffy Content Since Buffy!
What a wonderful show and community Kristin and Jenny have built! I watched Buffy as it was released and they have made it so much fun to revisit this series. Not afraid to call out any of the series’ or society’s BS, not afraid to disagree with each other, and always making us laugh (unless they’re making us cry—or both), Buffering the Vampire Slayer is the rare podcast that becomes a part of your life and you can’t remember how you ever got along without it.
I’m obsessed with this podcast. Kristin and Jenny are fun and just as passionate about Buffy as I am. The songs at the end of each episode are INCREDIBLE, on episodes with more serious subject matter Jenny’s songwriting shines and breaks your heart in the best way. I also love that Kristin and Jenny are both queer women; getting their perspective on themes in the show is wonderful and relatable
Uplifting, Insightful, Creative AF
How can I describe what Buffering the Vampire Slayer has been for me? In many ways, listening to this podcast has provided me what watching and rewatching the show itself has: companionship, creative stimulation, and a straight up security blanket. I’ve danced with depression and isolationist tendencies since I was in high school (when I started watching Buffy), and having such a strong, specific female lead who deals with similar themes was and still is such a lifeline for me. Having Buffy in my life, and now Jenny & Kristin as voices in my ears, provides me so much more humor, introspection, and creative inspiration than honestly any other podcast or show (and sometimes even people in my immediate sphere) can provide. I can’t express enough gratitude for the care, clarity, and love that is poured into this podcast and the dialogue on it. Thank you Jenny & Kristin from the bottom of my heart for having & recording the conversations I wish I could have with others about this entirely life changing show and making me LAUGH out LOUD - like cackle-status - when I’m alone in my car or in my house. How can you even make advertisements so awesome to listen to?! The episode-themed song each week is like the epic cherry on top of the cathartic sundae each episode inevitably is for me to listen to. I look forward to each episode so with such hardcore excitement. You ladies keep me going! Thank you for your amazing work ❤️
why do they hate Buffy Summers
Not Posh Spice
Used to love this podcast until I realized that Jenny and Kristin are not very objective most of the time. They are very harsh on certain characters and then let other characters get away with everything because they think said character is funny, attractive/etc. Also it’s odd that they’re hosting a podcast on BUFFY the Vampire Slayer when they both seem to not even care about Buffy as a character? They genuinely seem to dislike her. Make it make sense!
I love this show! Podcast season 2 episode 11 one of my faves
This show has been a wonderful find for Buffy and I enjoy Jenny and Kristin! I have really liked all the cool guests you have had on. This has been a rough year for me and this show has brought so much happiness! Thank and I plan to listen to both the other podcasts you are doing. I maybe a little obsessed... ps I was watching Buffy the other day with my wife and totally. Said the patriarchy! About the man splaining was happening.
Zero to patron in two months...
I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer as it aired. I loved it, but haven’t thought about it since.
Then I heard Jenny on an episode of Hello From the Magic Tavern. I laughed so hard I looked her up. I’m so glad I did! Her music is now the soundtrack of my life and this podcast is my new favorite podcast!
Kristin and Jenny are both great, but their semi-regular guests turn this podcast up to eleven, which is one better than ten. I might be in love with Kate Leth, or maybe it’s just a crush. Either way, I’m hers to do with as she pleases. Call me, Kate...
The interviews with cast and crew of the series are awesome! I especially loved the Sophia Crawford and Mercedes McNab interviews. They’ve had higher profile interviews, like Seth Green and Charisma Carpenter... so whatever. They’ve got the goods... they’ve got the connections. Listen already!
I’m so glad to be sharing Buffy and Angel with my 11-year-old son on this rewatch. He really loves it, and that’s a testament to the great writing and progressive plot lines of this show. Much love to all!
Madison Jay Blue
Love this podcast, love Jenny and Kristin. Favorite podcast EVER.
Buffy is my life and these ladies give it the sacred space it deserves. They are perfection!
Everything is Perfect
This show unpacks one of my all-time favorite shows since childhood in an honest and hilarious way. I love the songs/jingles, the guests, and the wonderful perspectives of the plot! I also very much appreciate how we can still love something so much that can be very problematic (Inca Mummy Girl, for instance), and how those topics are appropriately addressed and discussed on the podcast. Love what y’all do!
stumbled upon this podcast while surfing Spotify for the Buffy soundtrack and Fell. In. Love. These women are witty and amazing. They’re having so much fun with Buffy—how many times have I responded to them and realized it’s a podcast— my favorite !
the BEST buffy podcast… very fun but also very insightful!
as someone who has watched Buffy from beginning to end countless times in my adult life, listening to this podcast and experiencing the show through a different point of view has made it feel new, and it’s just been an absolute joy! as many times as i’ve seen each episode, the hosts point out things i’ve never picked up on. their discussions are fun and entertaining, but also very insightful.
Fresh Take on Classic Slaying
After being recommended this podcast by countless people, I finally starting listening a few weeks ago and have listened to nothing else since. Jenny and Kristen, in addition to an amazing rotating cast of special guests, give new life to Buffy the Vampire Slayer while also providing a fresh take on the classic show. Smattered with catchy jingles and an original song in EVERY EPISODE (!!!), Buffering the Vampire Slayer is my new favorite podcast and I’ll be listening until the Hellmouth freezes over. Especially because I can’t help loving people who love Cordelia as much as I do 💕💕💕
My Favorite Podcast
So much fun! Buffy is one of the greatest shows ever, but many things from this podcast have become iconic in their own right. A little long and tangential sometimes, but always a lot of fun to listen to. The songs are always fantastic and two favorites of mine are Hush and Beer Bad. I love how they are able to criticize the more problematic aspects of the show and its creator while still helping new viewers fall in love with what makes it so great!
Buffering is the best Buffy podcast you will find. The Buffering community is like a second family to me. Great music, great fun and queer joy to be had here. Diving back into Buffy with them is a life-changing adventure.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
2 seasons into this brown queer’s first ever watch of Buffy and Im so happy I found
and their amazing recaps and SONGS to ride along with me. Literally not watching S3 until I’m caught up w them
Loved it...at first
This is hard for me to write because I absolutely loved this podcast when it first came out. I would tell all my Buffy loving friends about it and listen religiously every week. Everything was going great and then something changed. I could ignore the Xander bashing, the Cordelia praising and fashion updates because those were things that for the most part, were easy to overlook or wait out. However, the increasing talk of the patriarchy was starting to get to me, the very long discussions before actually getting into the episodes was grating and most notably the biggest turn off for me became the increasing use of profanity and the preteen like giggles and shrieking.
My mother and I use to watch Buffy together when I was growing up so when we were taking a roadtrip after a family Christmas vacation, I couldn’t wait to share the podcast with her and boy was she disappointed. Even as a grown man, I chose not to swear or engage in anything around my mother with too much profanity, I guess it’s just a respect thing. I felt embarrassed by how over the course of one episode my entire view on the podcast shifted. I haven’t listened since.
I Love It!!!!!
I love Buffy I’m on season 3 episode 1. You make it so funny and I like that your gay I’m bi myself.
LOVE! But also a little exhausting
Love the jingles and original songs. Wow, that is some real creativity & talent, and I thoroughly enjoy them! I really like their voices—they’ve got good podcast voices! Which makes sense since Jenny is a singer.
Some of their insights don’t seem too...I dunno, clever? They seem to miss the mark on some things, but that’s ok. This is their podcast which I am tuning into for their points of view. I enjoy the unique sexual tension award because yes, everyone is a little gay :D.
Lastly, I am a bleeding heart liberal, but dang. I think we can chill with the PC police without classifying that chilling as “ignoring.” Yes, our fave is troublesome, but it verges on exhausting when every. single. thing. is mentioned and hemmed & hawed over. I am SO LATE to this party, though, and I think the majority of people dig it so that’s ok. I’m going to keep listening.
I have listened to this podcast in its entirety (season 5 ep 1 at this point) and I loved it at the beginning. However recently I have felt exasperated trying to get though an episode. I love the original songs at the end (have bought all the albums thus far) and the cast interviewes, but it literally takes 15 minutes per podcast episode for them to START discussing the Buffy episode. Previously there was some analysis (though not much) but now it’s just random tangents, their own personal jokes, and them recapping the episode (sporadically). Additionally the live shows are almost unbearable to listen to and are entirely too long. If you’re interested in deep dives, themes, and the writing/production process I suggest passion of the nerd on YouTube, or the Dusted podcast.
The podcast I never knew I needed!
These ladies are amazing. I love Buffy since I was in my 20s. It’s nice to know my passion all these years later is shared by others. And the music is so great!
if you love buffy... you’ll love these two!
so so so happy i found these two! only on episode 7 with them (i’ve seen the series.... 10+ times tho), but I love their POV and they make me laugh. Thank you!!!!
WOW, WOW, WOW
I have been looking for fellow Buffy fans for far too long, I discovered this podcast and I"m obsessed. A podcast full of fun and smashing the particracy little by little. Thanks Kristin and Jenny!!!
Jingles, Wit & Thoughful Queerness!
Truly an outstanding Buffy Podcast! I'm a die-hard Buffy fan and also love Tiny Fences and Slayerfest 98, so there's that. But here's where Buffering shines:
1) This almost always makes me appreciate each Buffy episode more -- delighting in the best of the show, unpacking complex issues, poking loving (mostly) fun at the show's less good moments, and critically attending to its limitations. (Only exception might be 4:18 WTWTA, but good lord that's a rough one.)
2) EXCELLENT Guests and Interviews!
3) Jingles & Songs for extra feels, and for more Buffy goodness in my life.
4) This show has made me appreciate the layers of queerness in the show. Not just Willow and Tara (though there is a Jingle for them too!), but to think about the complexities of families, of lives and callings that have to be kept secret, of desires and conflicts. Moreover this is thoughtful about what this show has meant to generations of queer people: sometimes wrenchingly painful, sometimes joyous, sometimes so so sexy, and more.
5) As a spoiler-free (mostly) podcast, the show doesn't always dig into where some of the larger arcs or characters are headed (for that, Slayerfest 98), but it DOES really spend time appreciating the moments inside of each episode.
This has brought so much queer feminist Buffy joy to my life -- THANK YOU BUFFERING!
Not quite my cup of tea but still drinking
I’ve been a fan of Kristen for a long time and I’m big BTVS fan so I thought I’d love this podcast. While I do love traveling down memory lane with each episode, there’s a lot that rubs me the wrong way. Ironically, they’re a married couple but, I don’t feel they have much “on air” chemistry; conversations often feel forced & awkward and the forced jokes are more cringey than funny. The one-sided viewpoints for the social/political issues raised by Buffy is incredibly frustrating for me. While I tend to land on the same political side as the hosts, the exploration into themes and character development comes across as myopic. I’d rather they not address issues if they can’t explore outside their bubble. If you love Buffy, have a similar sense of humor to the hosts, love original songs/jingles (I skip them), and don’t mind a rather rigid POV…I think you’d genuinely enjoy this podcast.
Fun at times, grating at others
I really wanted to rate this podcast higher. Though I don’t care much for the songs at the end or the fashion updates, I do appreciate the hosts’ unique spin on a Buffy podcast. Also I love when they have the actors come on the show and reminisce with some unique anecdotes about being on set. But if you’re looking for any sort of in-depth review of what makes Buffy such a great show that speaks to viewers regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientations, this is not it. The analysis is shallow at best. I enjoyed the hosts connecting us back to the 90s when the show makes references, but sometimes they kinda go off the handle and blab on forever about one small detail. Like one reviewer mentioned, I feel like the hosts don’t give Buffy quite as much love as she deserves for what she goes through as a slayer. On the other hand, Cordelia is praised endlessly despite her cruelty towards other female characters on the show. So much for being pro-feminist? It’s a total double standard as they attack Xander left and right. Yes, he does annoy me sometimes, especially his obsession with Buffy, but that’s why watching Xander develop as a character and mature overtime is so rewarding. I don’t know if the hosts were bullies back in their day, or perhaps really looked up to the popular girls in school - their worshipping of Cordelia seems to indicate so. If you’re looking for deeper episode reviews without the tween gushing, check out Passion of the Nerd.
My nerdiness for Buffy feels so validated ❤️
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite show of all time, I know every episode backwards and forwards, and although I’ve always known there is a huge following for the show, I’ve never been particularly involved (aside from badgering all my friends and family to watch). This podcast made me realize how passionate and wonderful and smart this community of Buffy lovers is, and it makes me so happy to hear other people express all the thoughts I’ve been having about Buffy in relation to feminism and queerness and innovation and character development and so many more for years. I came for the James Marsters interview, and now I’m listening to every single episode and it may be my new favorite podcast. Thanks for bringing all us scoobies together for some good old fashioned patriarchy smashing!
Seriously my favorite podcast
I had to reset my itunes password just to leave this review. It is the best podcast of its kind. It is so fun and inclusive. The music at the end of everthing is phenomenal. I listen to the albums in between the episodes. I love it.
This podcast fuels my entire week!
I’ve FINALLY caught up to the current episodes with these lovely ladies, and can’t wait for season 5. The songs by Jenny are fun, sometimes moving, and always a fun way to look at an episode. I find myself listening to them on Spotify and humming them all week.
Buffy would be proud
I’ve been holding off on listening to this podcast because I wanted to listen to it while rewatching the show-and that magical time has come and WOW is it the best thing. These ladies are.... “slaying”.... and bringing my Buffy joy to new levels. The Giles mug love alone gave me life. 🧛♂️ 🧛♀️
I only wish I’d found it sooner!
Jenny and Kristin are gems and I’ve told every Buffy fan I know to listen... I binge listened to the first three seasons when I first found it (in three weeks) to get caught up, truly every spare moment. Listening every other week through S4 only made me love this podcast more.
New and old Buffy fans, this is the podcast you NEED in your life. Non-Buffy fans, you’re probably not seeing this, but if you are, you should watch the show AND listen to the podcast - it’s spoiler-free!
Best podcast ever
I stand behind that review. My first podcast and remains my favorite! 😄
So Much Fun
A podcast is only as good as it’s hosts and Jenny and Kristen are the best. I love the laughter! It was a revelation for me (not evil!) to find the love and devotion I have always felt toward BTVS shared by so many others. Thank you!
Hosts need to learn how to be podcasters
I am both a huge Buffy and a huge podcast fan, so I can’t help but be drawn to this podcast. The content is good and I love the jingles and songs, but Kristin and Jenny don’t know how to be even remotely professional. The shrieking! I have to constantly dive for my Bose and turn down the volume when Jenny and Kristin start taking fast and yelling. This isn’t fun to listen to! There is a difference between being lively and sounding like you’re 14. I listen to a lot of great podcasts led by two hosts who are at once engaging and funny and also good communicators. Jenny and Kristin could learn something from their sister podcast Angel on Top, which is infinitely more pleasant to listen to.
Shoutout to the buffering cast
Shoutout to the buffering cast
I absolutely love this show I have listened to session 1-3 and part of 4. my only wish is to meet the cast and I can’t imagine my life without this show. If that was not enough they make a wrap up song at the end and all the jingles.
This is to the all the people that make this show a possibility on YouTube there is a video called “princess rap battle” and in a more recent one the actor who plays Buffy is one of the main rappers.