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Game of Thrones Recap with Pat Sponaugle!

4/14/2019
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We've made it easy for you, Pat Sponaugle and I (Hadas!) got together for a Game of Thrones recap chat to prepare for the final season. It's finally here! The last season of Game of Thrones is upon us. Literally, it starts tonight. Do you remember who's who? Who's alive and who's not so much? What open questions are left to answer? Pat and I get into it. If you feel lost, don't worry, I ask Pat so many questions you'll probably be a pro after listening. Check out comrom.co for a more...

Duration:01:33:25

The Best Harry Potter Meetup Group

2/24/2019
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Jonathon Rosenthal is the lead organizer of the best Harry Potter Meetup group. This isn't an exaggeration. It's the best out there. The Group that Shall Not Be Named has been around for over a decade and has over 2000 members. I was lucky enough to enjoy an hour of chat with the man behind this community's magic. If you live in New York, or even if you're visiting, head here https://www.meetup.com/TGTSNBN/ and join the Meetup group for good discussions and to find out about cool events...

Duration:00:53:20

Alejandro Montoya Marin from Rebel Without a Crew

12/30/2018
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Alejandro Montoya Marin is someone I've been hearing about for quite a while. I've been lucky enough to see many of his shorts (including the first version of Monday) and am so excited he was handpicked by Robert Rodriguez to take part in the show Rebel Without a Crew. Alejandro and I chatted about Monday, the RWaC show, movies in general, growing up with pop culture, and more. It was a blast. I can't wait to chat with again and am excited for all of his future projects. On January 6,...

Duration:01:03:58

Chamber of Secrets Movie Commentary

11/18/2018
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After having a blast recording the Sorcerer's Stone movie commentary episode for #Potterweek, we did it again! On this Chamber of Secrets movie commentary episode, you'll learn all about our Weasley crushes, our favorite books, our first impressions, and more. This is a long one, so listen to it whichever way you'd like: use it as a commentary track while you watch the film, enjoy our banter as you commute to work, school, or home for Thanksgiving, or just take it a bit at a time. Let...

Duration:02:38:39

Wonder Woman Movie Review with Summer!

10/24/2018
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This one's from the archives and not spoiler-free. Meet Summer Summer, my friend from the International Geek Girl Pen Pals club, is one of the biggest Wonder Woman fans I know. Summer poked me right away. She had to be on the episode of Common Room where we review the Wonder Woman movie, and so here we are. Show Notes Listen in and maybe take some time to rewatch. It's been an actual year. :) Twitter: www.twitter.com/comromco, www.twitter.com/hadsterific,...

Duration:01:22:01

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 been...

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