30. The Mummy

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Nikki and Sher bring you the highlights of the Egypt craze of the early 20th century, discuss the Pharaoh’s curse (spoiler alert – not a real curse), debate the ethics of excavating the dead, and look at the real historical figures that the characters are based on (spoiler alert – it’s the Imhotep you’re thinking of).

Also, we’re in Georgia, so there’s a little background noise from the air conditioner. It’s hot, y’all. Enjoy!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fraser-survives-ithe-mummy-i/

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archaeologist-opens-tomb-of-king-tut

https://www.biography.com/people/howard-carter-20683395

http://mentalfloss.com/article/23321/victims-king-tuts-curse

https://www.history.com/news/is-the-curse-of-king-tut-real

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160407-archaeology-religion-repatriation-bones-skeletons/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Imhotep

 

Favorite quote: “HEY! Looks like you’re on the wrong side of the riiiiveerrrr!” – Rick O’Connell

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29. Outlander 1.9 – The Reckoning

(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 1.9 “The Reckoning” – original air date April 4, 2015
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!

As usual, this episode is only pretending to be about Outlander, while Nikki and Sher catch you up on their lives, talk frankly about suicide and its repercussions, and comment on The Reckoning. If you’re easily offended, this episode (and probably the whole dang podcast) is definitely not for you!

*trigger warning – suicide talk*
*spoilers for the books and episodes*

ALSO – As mentioned in the podcast, please share your stories/tips/tricks about womanhood with us via this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/aOC4YpBvbVF5FA3G3 and share with everyone you know!

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Favorite Quote: “What does fucking mean?” – Jamie Fraser

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28. Predator

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IT’S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PODCAST, WHICH IS SLIGHTLY LATE!!! To commemorate such a momentous occasion, our podcast topic is PREDATOR – our first viewing of which was essentially a distillation of our friendship, for reasons that will be explained during the show.

We give you the deets on all that super cool Predator tech, why it makes sense that Dutch’s entire team was buff af, and how it’s super (not) weird that Predator is sexy.

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

https://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/health/invisibility-cloaks-research/index.html

http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Plasmacaster

http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Bio-Mask

http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

http://mentalfloss.com/article/62249/15-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-predator

http://www.indiewire.com/2012/06/25th-anniversary-5-things-you-might-not-know-about-predator-109412/

Favorite quote: “This stuff will make you a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me.” – Blain

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27. Legend

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Nikki and Sher discuss yet more devil imagery, and really intend to stay on track, but get distracted by comic books villains and also Zelda. It’s all related!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/jul/03/tim-curry-legend-ridley-scott-role-model

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/legend-ridley-scott/tom-cruise-making-of/

Favorite quote: “The dreams of youth are the regrets of maturity.” – Darkness

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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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