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Morgendorks: A Daria Podcast

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We’re engaging in that proud Millennial tradition of nostalgia podcasting by taking an in-depth look at Daria, the iconic MTV cartoon that aired from 1997 to 2002. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the show (like host Rob Press) or a relative newcomer (like host Nissa Lee), join us every two weeks as we explore the cynical, sarcastic, still-very-resonant world of our favorite animated teenage misanthrope.

We’re engaging in that proud Millennial tradition of nostalgia podcasting by taking an in-depth look at Daria, the iconic MTV cartoon that aired from 1997 to 2002. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the show (like host Rob Press) or a relative newcomer (like host Nissa Lee), join us every two weeks as we explore the cynical, sarcastic, still-very-resonant world of our favorite animated teenage misanthrope.
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We’re engaging in that proud Millennial tradition of nostalgia podcasting by taking an in-depth look at Daria, the iconic MTV cartoon that aired from 1997 to 2002. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the show (like host Rob Press) or a relative newcomer (like host Nissa Lee), join us every two weeks as we explore the cynical, sarcastic, still-very-resonant world of our favorite animated teenage misanthrope.

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Episodes

1.08 | Pinch Sitter | 12.6.18

12/6/2018
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Quinn's got a babysitting gig, but she's also got her own things going on—including a new obsession with the Deena Decker time management system—so she ropes Daria into doing it instead. Problem: These kids are weeeeird. We're back on track with characterization this week, but how fun is the episode overall? Also: Nissa dives into the connection this episode seems to be making between the tragedy at Jonestown and folks like Deena Decker. Links: Interview with Tim Collins, inventor of the...

Duration:00:44:10

1.07 | The Lab Brat | 11.22.18

11/22/2018
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It's time for a rather slapdash look at operant conditioning, as we dive headlong into the (deeply problematic) episode, The Lab Brat! When Daria gets saddled with Kevin (and Brittany with Upchuck) as her lab partner in a psychiatry experiment, we're treated to a milieu of horrendous misogyny and bizarrely unfamiliar takes on characters we thought we knew. Also! Join us as we leap into a tangent and explore the somewhat tumultuous history of high school psychology courses! It's fun! We...

Duration:00:48:01

1.06 | This Year's Model | 11.8.18

11/8/2018
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We didn't get enough gross predatory behavior from the last episode, so we're back at it again with This Year's Model! When some modeling talent scouts invade Lawndale High and have a bunch of teenage girls thinking they could be the Next Big Thing in modeling, Quinn's hooked—and Daria's just kind of along for the ride. Lots of talk about modeling and its impact on vulnerable or impressionable youth in this episode—as well as some super not-cool jokes the writers slipped in. FTC | Look Out...

Duration:00:47:22

1.05 | Malled | 10.25.18

10/25/2018
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For the youth of America in the 1980s and 1990s, all roads led inexorably to the mall. Daria's finding that out the hard way in this week's episode, wherein the opening of the Mall of the Millennium has (nearly) all of Lawndale abuzz—and Daria, despite her best efforts, is dragged into spending the day there on a field trip. We talk a whole lot about mall culture in the United States! What made the mall such a huge part of the American experience? What were our own experiences? What's the...

Duration:00:51:48

1.04 | Cafe Disaffecto | 10.11.18

10/11/2018
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When Lawndale's Internet cafe gets broken into, something new must rise up from the ashes—and some unlucky souls from Lawndale High will be the ones to raise money for it. Join us as we: Get an unpleasant glimpse into Mr. DeMartino's home life! Watch in horror as Daria and Jane maaaybe get ready to leave a woman to die! FINALLY FIGURE OUT WHAT GRADE QUINN IS IN! Yeah, we're excited. We also take a deep dive into the phenomenon that is the Internet cafe, as well as the demographic...

Duration:00:49:56

1.03 | College Bored | 9.27.18

9/27/2018
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When parental peer pressure (of all things) convinces Helen that Daria and Quinn need to start thinking about their college prospects—and yes, we will be going into whether it's way too early for them to be worrying about such things—the family ends up taking a trip to the campus of Helen and Jake's alma mater, Middleton. Naturally, things get out of hand quickly. Also: How old is Quinn? More importantly, how old is she perceived? Is the show's handling of her a little gross? We spend a...

Duration:00:53:35

1.02 | The Invitation | 9.13.18

9/13/2018
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Few things are quite as inevitable as The High School Sitcom Party Episode, and Daria knocked hers out nice and early. When Daria helps Britney complete an art assignment, she earns herself an invitation to a huge party at Britney's parents' house. Jane (and Helen's insistence that Daria watch over her sister) convince her to go, despite her reservations—and much to our delight, because otherwise we never would have been introduced to THE AMBUSH OF CERAMIC TIGERS. That'll make sense, I...

Duration:00:50:35

1.01 | Esteemsters (Pilot) 8.30.2018

8/30/2018
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In our second episode, we're taking an in-depth look at "Esteemsters," the official Daria pilot! When the Morgendorffer family moves to Lawndale, Daria finds herself in her new high school's self-esteem class. Thankfully, she also finds herself a new partner-in-crime. It's our introduction to the bizarre and interesting cast of characters we'll be dissecting over the next five seasons—but how does it fare as a pilot? Join us as we take a beat-by-beat look at the episode, and the self-esteem...

Duration:01:22:18

0.0 | Sealed with a Kick (Unaired Pilot) 8.16.2018

8/4/2018
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In our pilot episode of Morgendorks, we look at the unaired pilot of Daria, "Sealed with a Kick"! When Daria borrows a pencil from Kevin and he takes it as a symbol of her unrequited devotion, she's forced to retaliate by breaking his brain (y'know, more) and ruining his relationship with Brittany. It's a lightning-quick five-minute pilot, but we thought there'd be no better place to start. Speaking of "no better place to start," you'll get to meet your hosts! Us! Rob and Nissa! We're...

Duration:00:35:33