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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 S4 Ep09 The High Cost of Being Right

4/12/2021
When a fire burns up Jonathan Garvey’s crop, he throws a HUGE temper tantrum in which he walks out on his family (which explains why his son grew up to become Ram in Heathers.) We work on solving three mysteries: Why does everyone drink coffee at night? Where the heck is Laura? And, does Michael Landon hire bad actors to make himself look better? We also get all meta and have a fight about a fight. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit...

Duration:00:50:27

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep08 The Aftermath

4/5/2021
When a (super hot) Jesse James and his outlaw brother show up in Walnut Grove, the town must decide whether or not to turn them in. Charles takes a different approach and rents Mary to them for 10 cents a day, while Garvey earns the nickname "The Fixer." Amye recalls her annoying obsession with Young Guns II, we debate the true meaning of a "ride or die," and Jennie relives her trauma of Scooby Doo. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit...

Duration:00:54:53

April Fool's Day (Fake) Episode: Little House on the Prairie - S2 Ep17 Troublemaker

4/1/2021
BONUS EPISODE: Because we missed Carl's Jr and Edwards so much, we went back and covered an episode that we skipped from Season 2! Doc Baker has a nephew, and spoiler alert: he’s trouble. Laura and Carl’s Jr sign up for a fishing tournament right before he plunges a knife in her back, Mary is studying for another test, and Carrie has trouble with basic counting. We relive some trauma around school fights, have a lengthy aside about video games, and we were thrilled to see Ride or Die on our...

Duration:00:58:31

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep07 To Run and Hide

3/29/2021
Doc Baker finally realizes what we've known all along- medicine just isn't his forte. When he loses a patient, he decides to buy the farm...literally. We find out what Harriet does in her spare time, Laura has apparently left town, and we meet Stanley- Amye's new favorite rando. Jennie doesn't understand farming nor the birthing process, and Amye once again insults those of Italian descent with her accent. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit...

Duration:00:50:27

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep06 The Creeper of Walnut Grove

3/22/2021
There’s a mystery brewing in Walnut Grove and Laura is right in the middle of it, as you would expect. Someone is swiping food from the townspeople, but things go too far when someone kidnaps Matilda, Caroline’s prize hen. Laura and Garvey bundle this investigation, causing actual harm to Pa, Harriet, and others. This episode has it all: Some Olesons’ hijinx, a predominantly featured rando, and some shirtless Pa. Jennie whips up an amazing Carrie imitation, we tell the story about our dog...

Duration:00:47:03

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep04 The Handyman

3/15/2021
Charles is called out of town the second after he blows a hole through the kitchen wall, leaving his family open and vulnerable to a grifter who Jennie thinks is super handsome and Amye believes is Satan. This slimy Charles-wannabe has no problem wearing Pa's clothes and playing his precious fiddle, until HERO Mary steps up and puts an end to this nonsense. Amye visits the rage corner, and Jennie rails against monogamy, per usual. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the...

Duration:00:50:45

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep03 My Ellen

3/8/2021
Disaster strikes Walnut Grove and as usual, Laura isn't far behind. When Ellen Taylor drowns while swimming with the Ingalls girls, Laura of course bears the burden of her death. We learn the consequences of having no sheriff when someone is shot in the head and absolutely nothing is done about it. Charles has a new ride or die which we are not happy about, and in an odd twist, Doc Baker actually saves someone. Amye's bone marrow remembers this episode, and Jennie is still afraid of stranger...

Duration:00:48:44

Blockbusters: Pretty in Pink

3/4/2021
Join us as we weigh in on the classic John Hughes love story of a high school torn apart by socioeconomic factors. Andie is an unpopular high schooler who has three handsome boys fawning over her, two of whom are filthy rich, and the other worships the ground she walks on. While Andie struggles to choose which boy she’ll take to the prom, she seeks solace in a variety of characters including: an eccentric Annie Potts, a young (and still yucky) Andrew Dice Clay, and Andie’s heartbroken and...

Duration:01:05:05

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep02 Times of Change

3/1/2021
Pa and Mary go to the big city to visit John Jr, only to discover he's got a side piece: City Mary. Charles is appalled that boozin' and whorin' happens on the reg in the Windy City, and demands justice by shaming a newspaper editor who DGAF. Meanwhile, Caroline gets to stay home and do laundry. It's okay though, she'll see Chicago on a postcard someday. Jennie wakes before noon and calls it a victory, while Amye aces an eighth grade English class. Show Notes: To sign up for our Patreon...

Duration:00:51:51

Little House on the Prairie S4 Ep01 Castoffs

2/22/2021
Season four starts with a whimper as the only thing really worth talking about here is the death of Jack and the emergence of the adorable Bandit. The “christians” of Walnut Grove are on their worst behavior as they refuse to let an 80-year-old window into their congregation. Jonathan Harvey comes to town with some whiskey, Mary is her narc-iest yet, and Laura carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Jennie thinks of some creative ways to avoid dogs while Amye gets her dose of...

Duration:00:44:36

After-School Special: The Day My Kid Went Punk (1987)

2/18/2021
Join us as we struggle to understand exactly what the message was supposed to be here. Is it: don’t turn punk because your parents don’t pay attention to you? Is it: Don’t be a poser? Is it: Don’t become a daycare counselor if you’re a punk? Or is it: Do some research and learn what a punk is before you slip into an airport bathroom and change into what you think is a punk costume only hours before starting your new job? Misunderstood by his parents, and overlooked for first chair by his...

Duration:00:53:16

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep21 Gold Country

2/15/2021
Pa and Mr. Edwards decide to take the families west to gold country after Walnut Grove gets a f*ck ton of rain. They first land in Deadwood where Carl’s JR, Edwards (and Jennie) would fit right in, but end up going on to a small, quiet replica of Walnut Grove. When they and their new rando best friends start hitting the color, this sleepy town turns into the next Deadwood, and chaos ensues. Caroline tries to teach in the middle of a bar fight, Laura and Carl’s JR commit manslaughter, and Pa...

Duration:01:01:03

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep20 Election

2/8/2021
Seems like 2020 wasn’t the only election dividing families and towns. In this episode, Ms. Beadle holds a class election for the new president. Mary, Nellie are nominated, as is a perfectly lovely boy named Elmer, who has a Steinbeck vibe about him. Younger siblings shine in this one as Laura invents the first negative campaign ad and Willie smokes a stogie like a boss. Amye is triggered by some teenage bullies, and Jennie puts rumors of her political career to rest while handing out some...

Duration:00:49:07

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep17 To Live with Fear Part 2

2/1/2021
In part two of the worst-named episode ever, Charles finds work with a racist Willie Wonka and almost kills himself and a whole crew of innocent men with his literal tunnel vision. Amye is MOTHER DEBBIE DONE with Charles, as he alienates everyone, including his Ride or Die. Caroline debuts “city hair,” while sleeping in a laundromat, and lest we all forget: this was all Jack’s fault. We take a trip to Amye’s rewrite corner, remember that Gram worked for the mafia, and Jennie suggests a good...

Duration:00:46:00

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep16 To Live with Fear Part 1

1/25/2021
Jack earns his title as second most hated pet when he causes Mary to get kicked by a horse and almost die. This is the beginning of Mary’s martyrdom, as she insists she’s fine before collapsing in an intense jump rope competition with Nellie. Doc Baker once again fails to diagnose this condition and resorts to fat shaming for good measure. Charles and Caroline take Mary to Rochester which is a million miles away. Jennie says something kind about church, we are horrified to learn Carrie’s...

Duration:00:47:22

Time Capsule: The Crown Season 4 Part Three (Episodes 6,7+8)

1/21/2021
*TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders and suicide* In part three of our Time Capsule Crown coverage, we discuss episodes six, seven, and eight. Charles and Di head to Australia in what turns out to be the happiest one week of their marriage, Margaret discovers the Queen Mum is problematic, and Margaret Thatcher and the Queen square off. Jennie gets super dramatic about spiders in Australia and finally confesses she once tried to "off" Amye, we go deep on Amye's typing skills, we miss Uncle...

Duration:00:49:24

Time Capsule: The Crown Season 4 Part Four (Episodes 9 + 10)

1/21/2021
*TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders and suicide* In the final installment of our Crown, Season 4, coverage, we look at episodes nine and ten of the series. Billy Joel causes some real issues between Charles and Di, Charles turns into a huge jerk, and we see the royal marriage careening towards a cliff. Amye continues with her horrible impressions, while Jennie struggles to understand the word "selflessness." And we have a deep discussion about the challenges of historical fiction. Show...

Duration:01:02:41

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep13 Quarantine

1/18/2021
This week’s episode hits a little too close to home as the residents of Walnut Grove are under strict quarantine orders to avoid the spread of Mountain Fever. As expected, they completely boggle this pandemic: Doc Baker heads out of town, Edwards drinks from a rando’s bottle and almost kills everyone, and Laura can’t mind her own business long enough to survive a week. Amye relives the trauma of catching the “funk” from her own rando bottle-sharing, Jennie is DONE with Carrie and her tragic...

Duration:00:54:22

Little House on the Prairie S3 Ep12 I'll Ride the Wind

1/11/2021
John Jr grows even more insufferable this episode as he stops to ponder EVERYTHING, even a hawk flying overhead, which results in a full poetry scholarship to University. Edwards struggles to understand basic grown-up emotions and struggles with John Jr’s “thinkin.” While Grace, hero of the episode, encourages John Jr to get an education. Charles offers up Mary as a child bride, which puzzles us since we didn’t even know they were in love, and Carl’s Jr is once again overlooked...like ten...

Duration:00:54:35

Time Capsule: The Crown Season 4 Part Two (Episodes 3, 4 + 5)

1/7/2021
*TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders and suicide* In this second installment of our Crown Season 4 coverage, we focus on episodes 3, 4, & 5: Fairytale, Favourites, and Fagan. Charles and Diana are getting married, and we see Diana happy for a brief moment. We both feel bad for everyone involved, including Camilla. Amye watched a different documentary and talks about it incessantly, while Jennie tries to sneak in her research about Diana’s wedding dress. The bad British accent is back, as Amye...

Duration:01:08:03