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Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...

Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...

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Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...

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English


Episodes

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep06 Journey into Spring Part 1

11/30/2020
Journey into anything but spring in yet another poorly named episode of Little House. A better name would have been journey into sorrow, despair, or gloom, as the Ingalls family deals yet again with multiple tragedies. We discover the drama barn has a ring of sorrow around it-so don't stand too close. Carrie has to make an actual decision and we're screwed. Amye questions genetics when she discovers Charles has a hot father, but an unattractive brother, and we all get to witness the next...

Duration:00:55:05

Time Capsule: The Challenger Disaster Part 1

11/26/2020
This pod covers episodes 1-2 of the 4 part series. We revisit the Challenger Disaster of 1986 through the Netflix series, Challenger: The Final Flight (2020). We meet our new obsession, June Scobee-who we want to take out for martinis. Jennie launches into a passionate defense of weathermen and there’s a lot of science Amye doesn’t understand. For reasons we can’t explain, Ralphie from A Christmas Story gets a ton of airtime, and we remember just how sexist and racist newscasters were...

Duration:00:56:20

Time Capsule: The Challenger Disaster Part 2

11/26/2020
This pod covers episodes 3-4 of the 4 part series. We continue our discussion of the Challenger Disaster of 1986 through the Netflix series, Challenger: The Final Flight (2020). We discover the astronauts’ beach house, where we are certain slick-talking Deke Slayton was up to his eyeballs in women. We are surprised to learn this whole disaster may be the fault of The New England Patriots, Amye gets to talk about poetry again, and we meet our new hero, Nobel-Prize winning physicist Richard...

Duration:01:11:42

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep05 The Monster of Walnut Grove

11/23/2020
Join us as we revisit the night Nels Oleson went crazy, chopped Harriet’s head off, and threatened Laura’s life. Okay, actually it was all a misunderstanding, but one Nellie and Willie use to their advantage of course. Mischief Night looms over Walnut Grove as the Headless Horseman shows up for an uncomfortable amount of time, Carrie’s feet go all Evil Dead 2, and Jennie screws up an index card on trick or treating. We recount our personal experience with people losing their heads, and Amye...

Duration:01:01:19

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep04 Little Girl Lost

11/16/2020
The drama of season three continues as Carrie takes a page out of baby Jessica’s book and falls down a well-actually a mineshaft, but a hole nonetheless. Hanson’s longtime rival shows up in the form of a drunk drifter who likes to sleep on the side of the road. Amye’s re-write corner is very busy this week, and we spend an inordinate amount of time discussing ironing. Show Notes: Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/ Join our Facebook Group, The...

Duration:00:55:00

Blockbuster Bonus: Cobra Kai Season 2 Review

11/12/2020
We are traumatized by a trip to Johnny’s Whitesnake fantasy world which foreshadows his Tinder experience / dating disaster. Speaking of trauma, Kreese goes all scorched earth on the new Cobra Kai as he pulls a coup d'etat ala Jennie in the Me-Me B’s circa 1984. Jennie throws a challenge out to our biggest fan, and Amye fangirls over Bon Jovi. We love this show. Show Notes: Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/ Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me...

Duration:00:56:40

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep03 The Race

11/9/2020
Just saying that - cats don't need shoes, chickens don't need shoes, foxes don't need shoes, bears don't need shoes. This leads us into the 400lb metaphor of the girls needing shoes (as well as the horse). Willie almost dies from eating candy apples. Dumbledore almost loses his bet. Also, Doc Baker doesn't get paid in money, he gets paid in hams. Show Notes: Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/ Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra...

Duration:00:46:48

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep02 Bunny

11/2/2020
Nellie beats a horse until it tries to kill her, and naturally Mrs. Olsen blames 12-year-old Laura. Doc Baker gives one of his especially helpful diagnoses, “She’s no better, but no worse,” “Sometimes this is temporary, sometimes it isn’t.” What the hell Doc? Jennie is a better doctor. We learn about Amye’s encyclopedic knowledge of soap operas and the ill-fated DimeraTimes (her AOL blog). In what we are calling “peak Nellie,” she is manipulating everyone to get a fix for her bizarre,...

Duration:00:53:13

Blockbusters: Halloween

10/29/2020
A six-year-old maniac murders his sister on Halloween, then does a fifteen-year stint in a mental hospital under what appears to be the subpar psychiatric care of Dr. Loomis. We ask the number one question of the 1970s and 80s, “Where the hell are these parents?” and discover how risky an endeavor babysitting was if you wanted to live past your teens. There are some unsolicited opinions from Gen Z’ers and we even encounter an old pal from Walnut Grove. Show Notes: Follow Gen X, This is Why...

Duration:01:01:35

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep01 The Collection

10/26/2020
Rev Alden shows up unconscious and smokey on the floor of his runaway wagon and is rescued by Johnny Cash. Welcome to season three people. This episode has all the makings of a classic Johnny Cash song as an entire town we never heard of gets demolished by fire, the kind folks of Walnut Grove get swindled by a rock icon, Mary gets into a stranger’s car (no candy needed), and June Carter Cash wrestles the death angel for Rev Alden. The only body count ends up being Mine, Alicia’s poorly named...

Duration:00:45:21

Little House on the Prairie S2 Ep21 Going Home

10/19/2020
The chickens and cows have a very dramatic episode as a tornado we never got to see- and turns out was caused by a holy clerical error-threatens life on the Ingalls’ farm. We again struggle with basic concepts of farming. Mrs and Mrs Claus try to buy the farm (but only figuratively) as everyone is puppeted by Hansen. Michael Landon goes all Werner Herzog but in a bad way. Darn. Fool. Cow. Show Notes: Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/ Join our...

Duration:00:48:14

Blockbusters: Nightmare on Elm Street

10/15/2020
Jennie is crankier than usual since she is forced to watch this sad excuse for a horror movie (because of some shady Facebook poll) when she could have been watching Cobra Kai. Amye tries to defend the concept of a maniac stalking your dreams, as we struggle to piece together this trainwreck of a narrative. Poor Johnny Depp who is having an equally difficult time with the script, dials it in while he waits to get murdered. Basically, this movie was TERRIBLE. You’re welcome. Show...

Duration:00:56:29

Little House on the Prairie S2 Ep20 Soldier's Return

10/12/2020
Good news, despite Amazon’s description, there is no inappropriate relationship between Mary and Granville. Mary is just his best student, because of course she is. Despite Doc Baker’s effort to classify controlled substances and keep them in his office, Mrs Whipple still manages to have a canister full of loose morphine, or maybe Amye has that fact wrong. Jennie hates on oboes and harmonicas, Amye ruins her life by getting a puppy, and we had to call our father to settle an argument. Busy...

Duration:00:55:34

Little House on the Prairie S2 Ep18 For My Lady

10/5/2020
Cheatin’ Charles digs himself into a hole of lies while he sneaks around town to do work for the smokin’ hot Widow Thurman in exchange for a surprise gift for Caroline. Unfortunately, the gift is a set of dishes and not an ice house, so Caroline still needs to will ice cream into existence. We discuss important topics like-is it possible to recognize someone’s wagon and how to properly lie about your whereabouts when cheating on your spouse. Jennie phones in her index card and Amye finally...

Duration:00:55:30

Blockbuster Bonus: Cobra Kai Season 1 Review

9/28/2020
After Amye's incessant nagging, Jennie decides to check out Cobra Kai and ends up binging all of season one in one night. Join us as we discuss whether or not Johnny is hot-despite him being a huge jerk, what makes Daniel soooo insufferable, and why Gen Z probably thinks we're all nuts. Show Notes: Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/ Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection:...

Duration:00:35:37

Little House on the Prairie S1 Ep15 The Runaway Caboose

9/27/2020
In this episode we introduce a new segment, “Jennie, whose fault is this?” and we all get to see hero mode go Super Saiyan. There are some more rando characters giving speeches, having weird sons, and wasting our time. Pa goes all American Gladiator across a moving train and then ends up in a long, silent fight with Robert Redford. Edwards and Pa find and rescue the kids. AGAIN. Show Notes: Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/ Join our Facebook...

Duration:00:49:08

Blockbusters: The Karate Kid

9/24/2020
Journey with us back to 1984, as we follow the tale of Daniel LaRusso and his bully Johnny, who wears his shorts WAY too short, even for the 80’s. Daniel and his mom move from the crowded, rude, hellscape that is the east coast to beautiful, sunny California, where everyone is friendly and helpful--nope. Instead, Daniel is welcomed by being run off the road on his bicycle (yes, a kid’s bicycle) by guys on motorcycles who are 3-4 years older than him, because that’s badass. He decides to...

Duration:01:13:30

Little House on the Prairie S2 Ep14 A Matter of Faith

9/20/2020
In this episode, otherwise known as the “Caroline almost chops her leg off” or “Caroline’s self-surgery” episode, Caroline gets a day alone to relax and bake 15 pies but her bliss is interrupted by a near-death experience, because of course it is. She almost dies from an infected scratch which she got from Pa’s shoddy workmanship on his wagon and Rev Alden’s inability to fundraise. We try to figure out who the a-hole is who distracted Doc Baker from treating Caroline, but fail and we now...

Duration:00:52:17

Little House on the Prairie S2 Ep12 The Talking Machine

9/13/2020
Nellie and Laura find themselves in a love triangle with a young Beck look-alike who thinks he’s Thomas Edison. All hell breaks loose when Willie helps Nellie record Laura without her knowledge on what we are considering the first cell phone. Mary misses a prime opportunity to kick Nellie’s butt and instead comforts Laura in a painfully uncomfortable and uncharacteristic moment. Pa builds a green roof on the barn and fails at Pawn Stars. A very young Albert makes a cameo and we ask...

Duration:00:54:15

Blockbusters: Heathers

9/9/2020
Trigger Warnings: School violence, gun violence, sexual assault, extreme homophobia, toxic masculinity, suicide and murder. Join us as we revisit a seminal movie from our adolescence, which says a lot. Jennie reveals her ideal high school boyfriend dressed like Highlander and was a straight-up sociopath, while Amye reveals her love of angry diary writing. We actually notice Veronica’s parents this time around and their weird Wes Anderson reality, and we do an amazing impression of a...

Duration:01:11:30