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Love YA! Alex Strangelove

For our third episode, Martha and Maren turn their critical eyes on the Netflix original Alex Strangelove, starring Daniel Doheny and Madeline Weinstein, and directed by Craig Johnson. Love YA! releases on opposing Wednesdays from Did You Do Your Homework.


Episode 19: It's All Greek to Me

Pete and Martha are joined by return guest and friend of the podcast Austin to discuss modern interpretations of Greek Mythology. Our homework for the episode: Circe by Madeleine Miller, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? directed by the Cohen Brothers, and the webcomic Lore Olympus written and drawn by Rachel Smythe (find it on Webtoons.com!) Mark it on your calendars, folks: all three hosts loved all three homeworks! Truly this is a watershed moment for the podcast.


Love YA! Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Maren and Martha are back with an all new episode - they take a deep dive into the Shannon Purser/Noah Centineo flick Sierra Burgess is a Loser (available on Netflix). Does this movie simply exist to capitalize on the SAVE BARB initiative? Maybe!


Episode 18: No Boys Allowed

It's an all ladies episode! Martha is joined by previous guests Maren Hagman and Michelle Ruegg to get into Mary Sues: what it means, who it describes, and is it even a useful phrase anymore (spoiler alert: no). Pete will be back next week for our discussion on Greek mythology adaptations. In the mean time, make sure to check out Martha and Maren's new podcast Love YA!, which appears on this stream and Martha fails to actually name in the podcast!


Love YA! The Perfect Date

Welcome to the debut episode of Love YA! A guided tour through the world of streaming teen romcoms. DYDYH host Martha is joined now and forever with cohost Maren, and to kick things off they are here to discuss the Noah Centineo vehicle The Perfect Date (available on Netflix). Love YA! releases on opposing Wednesdays from Did You Do Your Homework.


Episode 17: Game of Thrones

Pete and Martha go guestless to get down and dirty with Game of Thrones - what the showrunners got right, and what they really didn't, with that finale. We also talk about the impact GoT has had on our pop culture landscape, and make some predictions about where we go from here. Stuck in our heads this week: Pete: Jamilla Woods, The National, and Carly Rae Jepson Martha: His Dark Materials trailer


Episode 16: A Marvelous Discussion

Your hosts are joined by returning guest (with a new name) Lizzie Buehler Meyer to talk All Things Marvel Cinematic Universe. We spend a lot of time talking about whether Endgame worked for us (lots of spoilers!), then have a freewheeling conversation that includes our top 5 MCU movies and whether the 10-year MCU experiment has been successful. And we have a pretty long sidebar about just how far Spoiler Culture has gotten out of hand.


Episode 15: Spring Break

Your intrepid hosts go guestless on this episode to catch up on all the media they've been enjoying so far this year, and what they're looking forward to for the rest of 2019.


Episode 14: Ties that Bind

Family: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em, but sometimes you can choose your own. We pick apart found family dynamics in our latest episode, where we are joined by podcast aficionado (and husband of return guest Sarah Caputo) Joe Caputo! After talking enthusiastically about what's stuck in our heads this week, we get into the nitty, gritty, and bodily horror of some found family stories. The homework for the episode: Runaways, vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona, the 1988...


Episode 13: Don't Show Your ClASSism

Did Martha want an excuse to talk about Sorry to Bother You for a solid hour? Possibly! Luckily she has a patient cohost and a good natured guest to join her. We break down classism in media (specifically from American and British perspectives) by looking at Boots Riley's debut film, Jeeves & Wooster, and the Mark Millar graphic something Kingsman: The Secret Service with guest (and fellow librarian!) Hannah Rapp.


Episode 12: DID We Love the 90's?

We've read all the listicles and seen the TV specials, but the question remains - for those of us who were there, DID we love the 90's? Return guest and 90's expert Josh Brown (from 40 Going on 14) joins us to get into it. Leave your nostalgia at the door, because we do not have time for it today. The homework: Scream (1996, dir. Wes Craven), The Maxx (1993, wri. Sam Kieth), Boy Meets World (1993, ABC).


Episode 11: Investigating True Crime

We are not a true crime podcast, but we are discussing it thoroughly in today's episode. Return guest Sarah Caputo joins us in our deep dive on why we can't get enough of true crime. Homework includes In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, Zodiac by David Fincher, and the Onion's satirical podcast, A Very Fatal Murder.


Episode 10: Nostalgia

Friend of the podcast and return guest Maren joins us to dig into nostalgia - specifically, media ABOUT nostalgia. We talk about rose colored glasses, lampooning "the good old days," and why Pete and Martha don't get that excited about musicals. The homework: Meet Me the 1944 film In St. Louis, the Hold Steady album Boys & Girls in America, and the 1998 seminal film Pleasantville.


Sick Day

Hey guys! No real episode this week, and for that we apologize - Martha was sick and had no voice, which doesn't make for a very good recording experience. In absentia, please enjoy us gabbing about His Dark Materials with Sarah Shaw, and we will be back with our real episode next time!


Episode 9: Coming of Age

New guest Kim joins us to discuss coming of age stories: their appeal, universality, and sneaking diverse experiences into stories easily consumable by white people. We discuss Call Me By Your Name, Persepolis, and The House on Mango Street.


Episode 8: Hypocrisy

Happy New Year! Today we discuss something not at all relevant to our current world situation, oh no, not at all, who would even think that: Hypocrisy. Starting the new year off on a positive, optimistic foot, eh? Return guest Sara Shaw also helps us share some of the good, positive things in our lives, like video games and Philip Pullman.


Episode 7: Top Ten 0f 2018

Pete and Martha go guestless to discuss their Top Ten pieces of pop culture from 2018. They also throw a lot of shade about their favorite and least favorite homework assignments from this year, and reiterate A LOT about how LONG 2018 has been. See you guys next year!


Episode 6: Showing Vs. Telling

Friend of the pod and return guest Dan Karlin (of SooL Radio fame) joins us to discuss Showing vs. Telling in storytelling. Our homework: The Sopranos, The Hunger Games, and Asterios Polyp.


Episode 5: Environmentalism

We're revisiting the question of conservation and environmentalism in our episode this week, where we're joined by friend of the show and repeat guest Caitlin. Some of the topics addressed: the responsibility humanity has towards caring for our world, the roles of ecoterrorism and legal loopholes in defending the environment, and really cute robots and owls. What's stuck in our heads this week: Pete: #GrittyABook > The Gritty & the Gritty > The City & the City BBC Martha: Damsel by Elana...


Episode 4: The Ghosts of Memory

Mark Rhomberg is back on to talk about memory, time, and how it makes fools of us all (not really, but you get the idea). We dig into how memories and time paradoxes mess up some characters and how they play with story, and we all only fight a little about Interstellar. Our homework: The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix show), Here by Richard McGuire, and Interstellar, from director Christopher Nolan. Follow us on Twitter @DYDYHpodcast!