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We are two 20s-somethings living in Austin, TX, transplants from the land of the Northeast, talking about matters close to the heart, everything from pop culture to sexism and sexism in pop culture.

We are two 20s-somethings living in Austin, TX, transplants from the land of the Northeast, talking about matters close to the heart, everything from pop culture to sexism and sexism in pop culture.
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Austin, TX

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We are two 20s-somethings living in Austin, TX, transplants from the land of the Northeast, talking about matters close to the heart, everything from pop culture to sexism and sexism in pop culture.

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English


Episodes

Episode 26: In Which Miró Buys a $35 Baseball

7/3/2017
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We're back as promised, and we have some adventures to share. Miró shares her experience with the TBTL Tens at their Austin live show (and makes Kath jealous), and Kath gushes about returning to our high school for our ten year reunion (and sharing our friendship "origin story" in the process.) We also talk about bravery, whether it's following the example of Anne of Green Gables (from the books, not the new Netflix series we aren't watching) or getting up on a trapeze! Need a little more...

Duration:00:50:19

Episode 25: Put A Spell On You

5/13/2017
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After months where our lives got in the way (Again! We know! We're sorry!) Miró and Kathryn are back with a bushel full of book recommendations. Some we loved: learn about our BAWOTES in The Story of Jane by Laura Kaplan, and listen to us (mostly Kath) ramble on about giving Mansfield Park multiple chances. Some we liked: we finally talk about Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. And some we didn't: A Discovery of Witches and Cork Dork. Listen! Read! Recommend your recent favorites to us using the...

Duration:00:49:45

Episode 24: Big Girl Big Time Stuff

1/18/2017
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It's the first episode of 2017 and we're not big into spoilers so you're just gonna have to listen to the show to find out what shenanigans we're up to! [hint: it's awards season] Katherine Johnson*, a black physicist and mathematician critical to NASA for over three decades, is our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode). You may have heard of her because she is one of the subjects of the award-winning and box-office-busting movie Hidden Figures. As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet...

Duration:00:46:15

Episode 23: How Dated Can a Vampire Really Be?

12/6/2016
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We're baaaccckkkk!!! After a crazy fall Miró and Kath are back behind the mic and we've got a lot to catch up on. The BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is Solange Knowles with some guest badassery courtesy of her mother, Tina Knowles. Too much fabulousness to explain here, just go listen. Kath discusses why Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be the balm for our post-election wounds (and yes, it's still relevant!) and we escape further into the fantasy world with reviews of YA novels...

Duration:00:43:48

Episode 22: Miró Forgot the Title

10/9/2016
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In episode 22 Miró and Kath discuss Fashion Week, rant about Yeezy (yes, again), give you some updates on what grandma TV you should be watching, and discuss this topic: "what are we doing with our lives?" (Please don't answer that). Bonus points to the person who can figure out the two reasons the outro music was chosen! This episode our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, a...

Duration:00:46:08

Episode 21: Cats is a Bridge Too Far

8/6/2016
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It's the 21st episode and MttM can finally drink! So we thought we'd celebrate by drinking while recording, too. Get our tipsy take on the Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pokemon Go, and Cats the Musical. This episode our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is threefold: Olympians Zahra Nemati from Iran, Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini, and Oksana Chusovitina from Uzbekistan. As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, a badass woman...

Duration:00:47:27

Episode 20: Filthy.Stinkin.Rich.

7/13/2016
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In which we accidentally spend the entire episode talking about rich people. Rich people killing each other, rich people during debutante season, rich women saying "fuck it I'm happier without a man," rich women saying "fuck it, I'd rather hang out with my gay bestie than my husband," rich people at boarding school. But we PROMISE it's fascinating. Just trust us. There's enough book recommendations to fill the next four months, Kath compares An American in Paris the-sexist-movie-version...

Duration:00:49:26

Episode 19: Maybe Too Much Fun

6/13/2016
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*Note: this episode was recorded before the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando. All our love is with the victims, survivors, and the LGBTQ community. In Episode 19 Kath guilt trips Miró for not listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, Miró guilt trips Kath for not watching Transparent. We introduce BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) Loretta Lynch and discuss her speech against the "bathroom bill." The remake of Roots is now on TV and everyone seems to have an opinion. When is a reboot good and...

Duration:00:47:16

Episode 18: Don't Have to Be Rich to Be Our Girl

4/25/2016
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No, you don't have to be rich, you just have to be on the $10 bill. Prince has passed away but our girl Elizabeth Cady Stanton made it onto the big 1-0! Kath tells us about our Badass Woman of the Episode: inventor, actress, and free-the-nipple-er before her time, Hedy Lamarr. We share some big news. And the question still stands, "Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?" Enjoy listening to MttM? You can help others discover our pod by writing a review on iTunes. Thank you, thank you for...

Duration:00:42:38

Episode 17: Happy 1 Year Podcastiversary!

4/4/2016
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Pinch us! It's our ONE YEAR PODCASTIVERSARY! We're celebrating a whole year of #mttmpod with special guest Alexis Steinberg who helps us kick off a new segment called, "Badass Woman of the Episode." Enjoy listening to MttM? You can help others discover our pod by writing a review on iTunes. Thank you, thank you for listening! Lots of Love! As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, a badass woman we should know about, or...

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 16: The Epitome of Strength and Badassery

3/7/2016
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It's March (Method to the) Madness and that means experiencing Women's History Month like you've NEVER known before! From 19th century mavericks knocking down the fortress of patriarchy to modern women not putting up with any $h!t, we talk about it all. So strap yourselves into your bras, it's time for a wild ride! As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, status updates on your dream following, or about anything,...

Duration:00:46:50

Episode 15: The Emperor's New Bulbous Oatmeal Shoes

2/1/2016
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As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, status updates on your dream following, or about anything, really. @miro_cassetta @kathryndennett

Duration:00:39:33

Episode 15: The Emperor’s New Bulbous Oatmeal Shoes

2/1/2016
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We’re back and at it again! Chatting about how NOT to judge a TV show by it’s…er…cover (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), whether or not celebrity obsession has extended to ugly shoes (spoiler alert: don’t read the episode title!), shamingmillennial-shaming articles into retreat, and why telling people to follow our passions is just.not.helpful. Don’t miss out on the 1st episode MttM of 2016. As always, we want to hear from YOU!Tweet to usat#MttMPodand [...]

Duration:00:39:33

Episode 14: A Very "Special" Episode

11/23/2015
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Christmas is right around the corner and that means the annual company holiday party is almost here, too. That wonderful time of year where you and your colleagues get drunk and a little too honest together. So who's responsible for this fiasco? Well, your boss, but if you're a woman you've most likely been asked at one point to help plan a company function. So what do you say? What do you do? We're not 100% sure but come talk it through with us! We also celebrate feminist and suffragette...

Duration:00:38:20

Episode 13: Hey There Little Sunshine

11/3/2015
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In Episode 13 Miró and Kath play a guessing game of, “Hipster, Homeless, or Halloween?” They review The Martian (both the book and the movie), “workshop” Kath’s addiction to The Challenge (a reality show to trump all reality shows), and talk about when it’s appropriate for one colleague to say to the other, “Hey there little sunshine.” SPOILER ALERT: Never! So here’s where the audience participation comes in: Have you ever encountered sexism and didn’t realize it until later? When someone...

Duration:00:40:19

Episode 12: Who Isn’t in the Squad at This Point?

10/12/2015
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Duration:01:08:43

Episode 11: T is for Twitter Tiff

9/27/2015
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Kath takes to fisticuffs on Twitter. Miró continues her quest for grandma-hood with Sue Grafton's alphabetic murder mystery series. Miró and Kath potentially make a lot of feminists mad by talking about when a woman's story does or doesn't need to be told. They potentially make a lot of xenophobes mad by disparaging films with bad foreign accents instead of subtitles. Will more Twitter fights ensue? #MttMPod

Duration:00:46:21

Episode 9: 5 Summer Movies You Should Have Seen By Now

8/2/2015
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5 summer blockbusters* that you should have seen by now... all expertly critiqued, torn apart, gushed over, and overly-anticipated by Miró and Kathryn. *according to us Join the conversation: #MttMPod @miro_cassetta @kathryndennett

Duration:00:49:48

Episode 8: Hysteria

7/1/2015
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Breaking news on Method to the Madness: HYSTERICAL WOMEN NO LONGER LOCKED UP; TOLD TO CHILL OUT Miró and Kathryn review the latest TV shows they've been watching and books they've been reading. Also, how Obama and Daredevil totally fit in a sentence together. Join the conversation: #MttMPod @miro_cassetta @kathryndennett

Duration:00:41:08