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Welcome to Common Room: A Reintroduction

7/31/2018
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Welcome! If you've never listened to the Common Room podcast or visited our site, you're probably asking "What's Common Room?" I hear you, and I'm trying to figure that out myself. Common Room is a place for the renaissance woman who loves pop culture and lifestyle equally. Where To Begin I won't be deleting the backlog or moving to another feed. So please check out some of our most downloaded Common Room podcast episodes and most read posts: Star Wars Rewatch- if you're the geeky...

Duration:00:04:25

Potterweek: Race in Harry Potter

7/30/2018
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When Noma Dumezweni was cast as Hermione Granger in the stage play of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, many praised the casting choice. Fans around the world wondered if a black Hermione could possibly be canon. JK Rowling applauded the casting by saying "Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever." But is this world capable of producing a black Hermione without ever commenting on her blackness? Is it capable of producing a main character of color with a rich story? My friends Mimi...

Duration:01:01:36

Terrace House: The Only Self Care You Need Right Now

7/30/2018
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Listen to this quick 20-minute gab with me (Hadas) and Tony, aka Crazy for Comic Con and creator of the fabulous Hero Within fashion line. Fabulous isn't a word I use in my daily life. This line is designer level fandom gear. It simultaneously lets you flaunt your fandom while being subtle enough for your office. Check them out on Instagram! Tony and I bonded over our love for the mesmerizing and randomly uplifting Japanese reality show, Terrace House. If you have no idea what Terrace...

Duration:00:24:16

#Potterweek: What is Harry Potter canon? Fantastic Beasts? The Cursed Child?

7/31/2017
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The first seven books of the series gave us all the story we needed. Or did they? With the additions of Pottermore, Twitter, The Cursed Child, and Fantastic Beasts, JK Rowling has many outlets to share more information about her universe. But does it all "count?" What is Canon? Is canon anything that comes from JK Rowling? Is it anything that was approved by JK Rowling? Books vs movies? First 7 or everything afterward? I'm joined by Elayna of SpeakBeasty and Paul of Blokebusters. We...

Duration:00:59:14

#Potterweek: Neville Longbottom: The Boy Who Could Have Been

7/30/2017
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When we meet Neville in his first year at Hogwarts, we couldn't have imagined he'd turn out to be the hero we see at the end of the series. The biggest turning point came in Order of the Phoenix when Harry and Dumbledore discuss Sybill Trelawny's prophecy. Melissa from Readerly Geek and I try to have fun by asking What If about each part of the series. We also try to explain the whys behind the plot points in the series. From did Voldemort pick the Potters over the Longbottoms to how...

Duration:01:00:25

Veronica Mars Season 2 Rewatch with Geek Girl Pen Pals

1/15/2017
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A few months ago (read: over a year ago) I (Hadas) set out to do another tv show rematch with my Iggle pals. Rewatch Recap: We previously rewatched Roswell, the alien teenage romance drama from The WB. Then Freaks and Geeks, a very short-lived cult classic. Next up was Twin Peaks, which divided our hosts. Some were die-hards and others were apprehensive, or just down right angry at it. What's Next? The show we decided to watch and rewatch was Veronica Mars. On the panel, this time, were...

Duration:01:18:15

Veronica Mars Season 1 Rewatch with Geek Girl Pen Pals

11/20/2016
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A few months ago (read: over a year ago) I (Hadas) set out to do another tv show rematch with my Iggle pals. Rewatch Recap: We previously rewatched Roswell, the alien teenage romance drama from The WB. Then Freaks and Geeks, a very short-lived cult classic. Next up was Twin Peaks, which divided our hosts. Some were die-hards and others were apprehensive, or just down right angry at it. What's Next? The show we decided to watch and rewatch was Veronica Mars. On the panel, this time, were...

Duration:01:16:12

Talk with Travis the Grimm and a bit of Twin Peaks Season 2

8/25/2016
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Instead of an in-depth discussion on Twin Peaks listen in to Travis the Grimm and Hadas (that's me!) get nerdy. Sometimes not everything goes according to plan! When it came time to record our second episode of the Twin Peaks rewatch focusing on season two, one co-host had to miss the recording and the other didn't finish watching the season. Such is the life of podcasting. You really never know what will happen even if you try and plan well or you overcompensate with multiple prepared...

Duration:01:00:18

Religion in Potter

8/25/2016
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As you know, on Common Room, we are religiously and politically neutral. We'll never post happy holidays for any holiday or support a political candidate as a site/podcast. So, when I asked friends and strangers to be on the show for #Potterweek and got a request to talk about religious allusions, I was a bit nervous. Stefani, a friend who I met through work suggested this for a reason that was pretty interesting. Stefani and her siblings were not allowed to have Harry Potter in the...

Duration:01:10:21

We Have To Go Back! Lost Rewatch: Pilot 1 + 2

8/15/2016
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It's finally here. The first episode of our Lost rewatch. These episodes will not be on the Common Room feed starting with the second episode. Frequency: twice a month. Format: Introduction of guests: First timer: Debbie of The Geeky Twin or Rewatchers: Dave of Pop Culture Case Study and Hadas (that's me!). Recap of the episode: In the pilot, we meet just a few characters but see glimpses of the larger ensemble cast. All we know is that Oceanic Flight 816 crash landed on an...

Duration:01:08:35

#Potterweek: Villains, Voldemort, Umbridge, and More!

8/1/2016
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Villains are always fun to discuss. What makes a good one? The Potter villains are pretty diverse. So diverse we sometimes have to ask "Is X a villain?" Listen in as Akua and Ashley, both officers of Geek Girl Brunch NYC (also of A Stylish Jedi and You Haven't Seen respectively) chat about Voldie, Umbry, Snapey Snape, and all the other guys. Here is the upcoming release schedule for Potterweek 2016: 7/25 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie commentary with Megan Gotch aka The...

Duration:01:23:26

Muggle vs Magic: Education, Journalism, and more!

7/31/2016
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JK Rowling created a very detailed and well-plotted story. Yet how come Hogwarts' students miss out on traditional problem solving and critical thinking lessons? Are most wizards idiots? Jada an officer of Geek Girl Brunch and Julia of our future Lost rewatch podcast episodes suggested we discuss more philosophical issues in Harry Potter. Like how the media works in the wizarding world and what aspects of the muggle world do Wizards actually care about and/or get involved in. This has...

Duration:01:49:59

#Potterweek Relationships in Harry Potter, Ginny + Harry, Snape/Lily/James

7/28/2016
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Relationships in Harry Potter and fun and frustrating. Ginny and Harry make sense on paper, but some people can't stand their pairing. Lily and James together is confusing, but is Lily and Snape any better? On this fourth Potterweek episode of 2016, I'm joined by Alice aka Kangaru on the interwebs and Kayla of Epicfied from all over the net. Both ladies suggested discussing the romantic relationships in Harry Potter, that they cannot stand! Which Relationships in Harry Potter Do You...

Duration:01:14:27

#Potterweek Dursley's Deal

7/26/2016
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You know that family member you don't get along with? They've got nothing on the Dursleys. Imagine for yourself two humans who show absolutely no love towards an orphaned infant. On this #Potterweek episode, our guest co-host Kris of No Added Words, suggested we discuss Harry Potter's aunt and uncle. It's our third episode of the week because, in book 3, Aunt Marge's presence shows us a slightly different shade (of purple) of Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. Listen in! Check out our...

Duration:01:13:45

#Potterweek: Hermione Granger, Our Favorite Know It All

7/25/2016
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Oh, Hermione. We've definitely known a Hermione in our lives. We may even be one. Did Hermione ever grow up from being a know-it-all? Is that something she needs you to grow up from? Join me and my guest host, Amanda of Great Beer Adventure as we chat about our favorite girlboss and the brightest witch of her age. How do you feel about the girl who slayed? Check out our Potterweek posts here: 7/25 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie commentary with Megan Gotch aka The Nerdy...

Duration:01:05:45

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Commentary #Potterweek

7/25/2016
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What happens when you have a Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff rewatch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? For starters, a whole lot of different opinions about the Weasleys. So how does this work? Simply have you movie ready to press play at around 16-22 seconds. When we say press play, you should be right about where the Privet Drive sign is shown. You may be off a few seconds, but that won't be a problem. (Editor's note: Shout out to our podcast intern, Kristen, who not only...

Duration:02:28:30

20 Feet From Stardom- Presentation, Content, and our Musical Dreams

6/16/2016
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Another oldie but a goodie. Back in November, we consumed a bit too much for Non-Fiction November*. One of the documentaries we watched and recorded about just didn't get edited in time. Listen in as Christine, Debbie, Margaux, and I (Hadas) talk about 20 Feet From Stardom. We look at the documentary in terms of presentation and content. We also indulge a bit and discuss which award we'd love to win. Where we'd put it. Who we'd love to sing back up for and our first concert...

Duration:00:52:00

Men's Fandom Fashion with Tony B Kim (Crazy 4 Comic Con)

5/15/2016
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The ladies are finally getting the flattering geeky threads they always wanted. But what about the guys, eh? Men's Fandom Fashion is the topic for our first episode back from a long hiatus (an explanation is on the episode). This episode was recorded a long time ago. Actually a long long time ago before SWVII was released... /sheepish. One of our friends from the Con Radio familia, Tony B Kim aka Crazy4ComicCon joined me to talk about a project he's been working on for quite a while. When...

Duration:00:45:52

3 Ladies Review Batman v Superman

4/4/2016
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Yep, the long awaited fight between the Bat of Gotham and the Son of Krypton was releasedin March. Reviewers were unkind, fans had mixed opinions, and the stars were defensive. Joining me (Hadas) were Meghan aka @mesulli on the interwebs and Summer aka @TheFinchery. Check them out on the following sites! Meghan on Girls on the Grid and Summer on The Charming Finch. SPOILERS ON THE EPISODEAND IN THIS POST!!! Here are the topics we discussed: Expectations for Batman v SupermanThe reviewsfor...

Duration:01:35:18

Australian Aboriginals, Diversity, + Identity #IntWomensMonth

4/1/2016
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What do you think about when you hear the term indigenous people? I usually think of Native Americans, yet they aren't the only indigenous people on the planet. Only in the last five years did I learn about the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders of Australia. For International Women's Month, I wanted to make sure we featured as many different nations. I alsowanted to create pieces that were a bit meatier so we could get something out of these posts. Luckily Ebony, aka The Travelling...

Duration:01:05:21