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Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Andrea Gin is a producer and avid figure skating fan. Every week they talk about things they love, stuff that pisses them off, and pop culture: movies new and old, TV, books, music, and more. Press play and come hang out with your new best friends.

Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Andrea Gin is a producer and avid figure skating fan. Every week they talk about things they love, stuff that pisses them off, and pop culture: movies new and old, TV, books, music, and more. Press play and come hang out with your new best friends.

Location:

Vancouver, B.C.

Description:

Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Andrea Gin is a producer and avid figure skating fan. Every week they talk about things they love, stuff that pisses them off, and pop culture: movies new and old, TV, books, music, and more. Press play and come hang out with your new best friends.

Language:

English

Contact:

604 787-8270


Episodes

Our first big holiday fight: Lindsay Lohan's Falling For Christmas | Episode 355

12/7/2022
Summary: "We have procedures to follow when we are dealing with a Jane Doe." We start fighting at Christmas early this year with our first film up for holiday viewing: Lindsay Lohan's Falling For Christmas. Also discussed: the disturbing new trend of recaps of the movie in the movie. Show notes: Lindsay Lohan’s Christmas movie isn’t what you hoped it’d be – it is so much more (CNN) Recommendations: Lisa: Barbarian (movie) Andrea W: Faouzia, "RIP Love" (music) Andrea G:...

Duration:01:01:29

We revel in the beginning of Season 2 of Sort Of | Episode 354

11/30/2022
Summary: "I want that uncomplicated, Rachel McAdams love.” We've started watching Season 2 of Sort Of and discover it's like putting on your favourite wool sweater. Also discussed: a beautiful Brooklyn wedding, Flamingo Rampant, and Andrea Warner's plans for her new storage locker. Show notes: 7 shows to watch to get you in a spring cleaning mood (Netflix) Recommendations: Lisa: Casual (Netflix) Andrea W: Flamingo Rampant (micropress) Andrea G: Ashley Reese and Rob...

Duration:00:55:00

Are we too sympathetic to the Garveys in Bad Sisters? | Episode 353

11/23/2022
Summary: "Having feelings is not the problem." This week we talk about the Irish black comedy Bad Sisters and Lisa gives us a little insight from her therapist. Also discussed: The English, Alice Darling, and low hemoglobin. Show notes: Clan (TV) Dead Still (TV) Recommendations: Lisa: Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout (book) Andrea W: Alice, Darling (Movie) Andrea G: The English (Amazon) Music credits "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: incompetech.com Licensed...

Duration:00:51:41

Marriage, cooking and Julie & Julia | Episode 352

11/16/2022
Summary: “You are the butter to my bread, you are the breath to my life.” This week we talk about marriage, cooking and the legacy of author Julie Powell. Also discussed: That Figure Skating Show, A Friend of the Family, and favourite articles of clothing. Show notes: "Goodbye to My Friend Julie Powell, Who Was So Much More Than Her Food Writing" by Emily Farris (Bon Appetit) Recommendations: Lisa: The White Lotus, Season 2 Andrea W: A Friend of the Family (TV) Andrea G:...

Duration:00:59:27

Pop This Celebrates 7 Years | Episode 351

11/2/2022
Summary: "Copper and wool anniversary." We celebrate our seventh anniversary by reviewing all our favourite and least favourite things we've had to watch since we started recording. Show notes: Revenge of the Raccoons by Vivek Shraya (book) Pop This! and Small Stage aim to find best dance movie ever (Daily Hive) Recommendations: Lisa: Pop This! Episode 58: Holiday gift guide 2016 Andrea W: Pop This! Episode 327 - Is Sort Of the best show on TV? Andrea G: Pop This!...

Duration:00:56:17

We are finally see the end: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 | Episode 350

11/2/2022
Summary: "Look, it's a wolf thing." We are finally at the end of our re-watch of The Twilight Saga with Breaking Dawn Part 2 and we're not sure the destination was worth the journey. Also discussed: I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, the Homer car, and the incredible satisfaction of finding a comfortable bra. Show notes: Billy Burke on Gilmore Girls Recommendations: Lisa: I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness by Clare Vaye Watkins (book) Andrea W: Superfan by Jen Sookfong...

Duration:00:58:30

Let's talk about imprinting and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 | Episode 349

10/26/2022
Summary: "How many days has it been since the wedding?" This week's viewing of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 proves to be the most difficult one for Lisa to get through so far. Also discussed: The Witches, Ticket to Paradise, and the Great Canadian Baking Show. Show notes: “Twilight” Has Created a New YA Genre: Abstinence Porn (Bitch) Recommendations: Lisa: Ticket to Paradise (film) Andrea W: Great Canadian Baking Show, Season 6 (CBC) Andrea G: The Witches (1990)...

Duration:00:59:31

It's time to rewatch The Twilight Saga: Eclipse | Episode 348

10/19/2022
Summary: "Doesn't he own a shirt?" We watch Eclipse, the third installment of The Twilight Saga, and generally agree it's not the worst movie of the franchise. Also discussed: Lady of the Landfill, the new series Little Women, and Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On. Show notes: Twilight's Quileute Controversy Explained (Screen Rant) The Twilight Saga’s Issue with Indigenous Culture (Film Daze) Recommendations: Lisa: Star Wars Andor (Disney+) Andrea W: Buffy Sainte-Marie:...

Duration:00:58:45

We watch The Twilight Saga: New Moon and there's lots to discuss | Episode 347

10/12/2022
Summary: "Eighteen isn't very old." We are re-watching The Twilight Saga series for Halloween and this week it's time for New Moon. Also discussed: We, Jane, The Bear, and jorts. Show notes: Forever Twilight in Forks Festival Recommendations: Lisa: We, Jane by Aimee Wall (book) Andrea W: Decision to Leave (film) Andrea G: The Bear (Disney+) Music credits: "A1 Rogue" by Podington Bear From Free Music Archive CC BY 4.0 Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin...

Duration:00:57:37

We begin our rewatch of The Twilight Saga with Twilight | Episode 346

10/5/2022
Summary: "You better hold on tight, spider monkey." It's October and we've decided it's time to rewatch The Twilight Saga, starting this week with the first (and maybe the best) film in the franchise: Twilight. Also discussed: Good Grief, Bad Sisters and Do Revenge. Show notes: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On (TIFF) Buffy Sainte-Marie Starwalker (CBC Gem) Recommendations: Lisa: Bad Sisters (Apple TV+) Andrea W: Do Revenge (Netflix) Andrea G: Good Grief...

Only Murders in the Building (Season 2) | Episode 345

9/28/2022
Summary: "You can tell it's our second season." We are back with a new episode this week and we are talking about one of the most delightfully funny shows on TV: Only Murders in the Building. Also discussed: the Rehearsal, the music of Pierre Kwenders, and Bran Van 3000. Show notes: ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Is Even Better in Its Second Season (Film School Rejects) Recommendations: Lisa: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Moon (book) Andrea W: José Louis and The Paradox of Love...

Duration:00:55:47

Mid-life crisis series: Eat Pray Love vs Under the Tuscan Sun (Pt 2) (Encore Presentation)

9/21/2022
Summary: Encore presentation. This week we go way back in the vaults and discover that in 2017 our main preoccupation was arguing over whether Eat Pray Love or Under the Tuscan Sun was the better/worse mid-life crisis movie. Part 2 of a 2-part series (Part 1 re-aired on Sept. 7). Show notes: The Rabbit Hole, Seattle GeekGirlCon Eat. Pray. Love. Market. (Fast Company) Recommendations: Lisa: The Defenders Andrea W.: NYT roundtable on "Women Are Making The Best Rock Music...

Duration:01:00:35

Jennifer Lopez is an icon and underdog in Halftime | Episode 344

9/14/2022
Summary: "Jenny from the block." Lisa is back and this week we're talking about Jennifer Lopez's Halftime, a non-fiction feature that follows her career leading up to her legendary performance with Shakira at the Super Bowl. Also discussed: Shania Twain, hotel TV, and the new album from Living Hours. Show notes: Bran Van 3000 greatest hits (Apple Music) Recommendations: Andrea W: Living Hours, Someday is Today (music) Andrea G: "Grieving, Dreaming & Drinking in L.A." by...

Duration:00:55:27

Mid-life crisis series: Eat Pray Love vs Under the Tuscan Sun (Pt 1) (Encore Presentation)

9/7/2022
Summary: Encore presentation. For this week's replay, we go way back in the vaults and discover that in 2017 our main preoccupation was arguing over whether Eat Pray Love or Under the Tuscan Sun was the better/worse mid-life crisis movie. Part 1 of a 2-part series (!) Show notes: Why doing nothing is scary and so important (WSJ) Under the Crushing Weight of the Tuscan Sun (New Yorker) Elizabeth Gilbert Says Goodbye to 'Eat, Pray, Love' (The Atlantic) Music...

Duration:01:00:51

We take another look at Obvious Child with Kerry Clare | Episode 343

8/31/2022
Summary: "You are gonna kill it out there." We invite author and educator Kerry Clare on the podcast to talk about the Jenny Slate film Obvious Child. Also discussed: Pachinko, Patrick Swayze, and rose wine popsicles. Show notes: Kerry Clare on Instagram Kerry Clare's website Recommendations: Andrea G.: Pachinko (AppleTV+) Andrea W.: The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi (audiobook) Kerry: Abosh (podcast) Music credits: "Electrodoodle" by Kevin...

Duration:00:53:56

Drop Dead Gorgeous with Katie-Ellen Humphries (Encore Presentation)

8/24/2022
Summary: Encore presentation. "Jesus loves winners." This week we invite comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries on the podcast to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cult classic Drop Dead Gorgeous, a movie both Andrea and Lisa have somehow never seen until now. Also discussed: Pamela Des Barres, open water swimming and Ronan Farrow. Show notes: WTF with Marc Maron: Episode 1065 - Pamela Des Barres Katie-Ellen Humphries is a 3-time Canadian National Champion for the 5 Kilometer Open...

Duration:00:53:54

We do a Grease re-watch with Steven Schelling | Episode 342

8/17/2022
Summary: “She looks too pure to be pink!” This week our resident musicals expert Steven Schelling joins us and we have all the feelings watching Olivia Newton-John in Grease. Also discussed: Ted Lasso, Kelly McMichael's Waves, and Rory's journalism career in Gilmore Girls. Show notes: Steven Schelling on Instagram Chloe Lattanzi & Olivia Newton-John "Rock the Cradle" (Daily Motion) Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On premieres at TIFF 2022 (Canada...

Duration:01:03:12

Encore presentation of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with Dannielle Piper

8/10/2022
Summer is here and we are moving to a holiday schedule! This means that from now until the end of September we'll be alternating between classics from the vaults and new episodes every week. The summer heat has inspired us to hit replay on our 2018 recording with journalist Dannielle Piper about the classic vacation movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in which Rory Gilmore travels to Greece! We hope you enjoy it and we'll see you next week with a new episode. Summary: "Pants...

Duration:00:47:55

The Marvelous Ms. Marvel | Episode 341

8/3/2022
Summary: "Tooth butter." This week we talk about our new favourite superhero: Ms. Marvel. Also discussed: Five Little Indians, the music of Ombiigizi, and the proper way to eat a croissant (according to Lisa). Show notes: Tooth butter (Scandi Kitchen) Recommendations: Andrea G.: Sewn Back Together by Ombiigizi (music) Andrea W.: Westworld, Season 4 (TV) Lisa: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good (book) Music credits: "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From:...

Duration:00:49:14

Everything Everywhere All At Once: you'll probably need to watch it twice | Episode 340

7/27/2022
Summary: "Nothing matters." This week we have our minds blown by the spectacular film Everything Everywhere All At Once. Also discussed: caftans, Lizzo's new album, and Yuzuru Hanyu's retirement. Show notes: Taiwanese laundry-modeling grandparents are surprise Instagram hit (BBC) ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Getting Theatrical Re-Release With Eight Extra Minutes (Deadline) Recommendations: Andrea G.: Yuzuru Hanyu performs to Chopin's Ballade No 1 at PyeongChang...

Duration:00:59:11