26. Outlander 1.8 – Both Sides Now

(The Outlander series of podcasts is not researched or prepared in advance the same way as our regular podcasts. Because of this, our accompanying blog posts will not contain notes/transcripts.)

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Episode 1.7 “The Wedding” – original air date September 27, 2014

Starz network

Nikki and Sher launch a sub-series! We’ll be reviewing all the episodes of Outlander, beginning with the beginning, in honor of droughtlander. We’ll continue reviewing episodes until the end of the series!

Nikki and Sher ask for forgiveness for not doing Legend as planned, then bash the Masters and criticize Jamie and Claire’s foreplay.

*Warning – this episode, and all others in the series, will contain SPOILERS, both for the television series and for the books. You’ve been warned!

Favorite Quote: “Turn away from the darkness that beckons you, and go back into the light.” – Reverend Wakefield

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22. The Neverending Story

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Nikki and Sher depress you with talk of the Cold War (explained in playground terms), reminisce about childhood trauma (mostly caused by this heartless movie), and then inexplicably lecture you on the importance of vaccines and the scientific method. Enjoy this hour of tears!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://notyourmomshow.com/2018/02/14/the-cold-war-explained-through-a-sandbox/

https://www.ic.org/wiki/german-communities-in-the-60s-70-and-80s/

https://www.ic.org/wiki/german-communities-in-the-60s-70-and-80s/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/times-falkor-the-luck-dragon-gave-us-eternal-hope?utm_term=.alqvBYgb6#.rfJy631qL

https://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/the-neverending-story-why-adults-should-never-watch?utm_term=.sxM9VWm4l#.ssKgjQveJ

http://www.dorkly.com/post/75705/reasons-the-neverending-story-is-a-psychological-horror-show

Favorite quote: “Confronted by their true selves, most men run away screaming!” – Engywook

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17. Blade

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Nikki and Sher discuss the many different kinds of vampires represented in media, make fun of 90’s CGI, discuss the overwhelming whiteness of vampire movies, and bring everybody down with Vietnam talk.

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

https://www.wired.com/2014/10/vampire-evolution/

http://www.hammerfilms.com/about-hammer/

 

Favorite Quote: “There are worse things out tonight than vampires.” – Eric “Blade” Brooks

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12. The Fifth Element

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How do Nikki and Sher feel about bleaching their southern hemispheres? What happens when Nikki learns about merkins? Is racism in Hollywood an issue? What about Leeloo makes feminists itchy under the scalp? Join us to find out!

*contains some Game of Thrones spoilers*

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000108/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

https://www.homesciencetools.com/a/four-elements 

http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/webprojects2002/tubb/elements.htm

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/18/hollywoods-race-problem-film-industry-actors-of-colour

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-oscars-so-white-reaction-htmlstory.html

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/18/hollywoods-race-problem-film-industry-actors-of-colour

https://sarahhansel.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/gender-norms-in-the-fifth-element/

Favorite quote: “Bzzzzzzzz. Bzz bzz bzzz.” – Ruby Rhod

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10. Highlander

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How exactly does one get their hands on a folding sword? What’s up with Sean Connery’s career? Who manufactured this game of immortals? Join Nikki and Sher as they wrangle their existential dread and dig into Highlander.

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/57617-things-i-dont-understand-about-highlander/

https://www.livescience.com/11332-top-10-immortals.html

 

Favorite quote: “I apologize for calling your wife a bloated warthog, and I bid you good day.” – Connor MacLeod

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8. The Beastmaster

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Is that tiger spray painted black? How long does it take to become a falconer? Can you send messages by carrier pigeon? Nikki and Sher dive into the world of animal empathy in this episode. Join us!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

 

http://screenrant.com/15-superheroes-who-can-communicate-with-animals/

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-11/fyi-can-snakes-really-be-charmed-music

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/139086119/in-india-snake-charmers-are-losing-their-sway

http://www.n-a-f-a.com/?page=What_is_Falconry

http://www.pigeongram.compigeongram.com

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/horse-and-rider-horse-whisperers/837/

http://www.equestriantherapy.com/

Favorite Quote: “I’m Dar.” – Dar

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7. The Twilight Zone: “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”

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Can you survive on the wing of an airplane in flight? Can you move around and tinker with the engines? Can you drink liquid out of a paper envelope? Nikki and Sher dive into the physics of aerodynamics (thanks Robin!) and defend Shatner’s acting. Join us!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/fyi-could-you-survive-flight-strapped-wing-plane

https://www.quora.com/How-cold-is-it-outside-when-an-airplane-flies-at-its-highest

https://what-if.xkcd.com/66/

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Four-teens-hold-on-to-trees-during-tornado-411610835.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=EF-2+tornado&oq=EF-2+tornado&aqs=chrome..69i57.3287j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/fyi-could-you-survive-flight-strapped-wing-plane

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/11/27/air-canada-screw-loose-vancouver_n_6233936.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/11/10/passenger-propeller-air-canada-flight_n_6131600.html

Pocket Sher

http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Gremlin_(Twilight_Zone)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734600/trivia?tab=gf&ref_=tt_trv_gf

Favorite Quote: “There’s … a man … out there!” – Bob Wilson

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6. Hocus Pocus

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Nikki and Sher explore the gruesome history of the Salem witch trials and decide that the colonial justice system sucks. They talk deeply about the failings of religion and how Hollywood treats magic and witchcraft! Find out what their favorite part of church is!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h2229.html

http://www.history.com/topics/salem-witch-trials

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-the-salem-witch-trials-175162489/

Favorite Quote: “Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” – Winifred

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5. Big Trouble in Little China

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**We had audio troubles – this one is kind of rough. Sorry guys!*

Nikki and Sher find out how Chinatown came about (hint: it’s all Britain’s fault). What does the railroad have to do with it? How are gangs and prostitution related? What is the “magical Asian” stereotype? Find out in this week’s episode!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://www.pbs.org/kqed/chinatown/resourceguide/story.html

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Opium-Wars

http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/transcontinental-railroad)

https://www.americanhistoryusa.com/chinatown-sex-slaves-human-trafficking-san-francisco-history/

http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Chinatown-gang-feud-ignited-one-of-SF-s-worst-8348992.php

“Hollywood’s 6 Favorite Offensive Stereotypes.” 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MagicalAsian

https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2017/01/23/rogue-one-subverts-asian-male-stereotypes-and-thats-important/

 

 

 

Favorite Quote: “I know, there’s a problem with your face.” – Jack Burton

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4. Conan the Barbarian

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The drunkcast – Nikki and Sher find barbarism in the bottom of a wine bottle, and then find snake imagery and the history of body building in some empty beer bottles. Sher measures Nikki’s bosom to see whose boobs are bigger – hers or Arnold’s (the answer may surprise you).

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://www.vintagelibrary.com/pulpfiction/introduction/What-Is-Pulp-Fiction.php

http://www.livescience.com/45297-barbarians.html

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/did-vikings-really-wear-horned-helmets

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/bodybuilders-through-the-ages-36952418/

http://www.dreammoods.com/commondreams/snake-dreams.html

Favorite Quote: “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.” – Conan

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