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Podlander Drunkcast

A slightly tipsy exploration of Outlander, Jane Austen, and whatever else we feel like. Currently: Austen adaptations.
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Dec 15, 2017

We did not like when. You've been warned.

Seriously, we know a lot of you listen to the show because we're enthusiastic, but enthusiasm isn't always warranted. Don't worry, there are still plenty of positives — we love Coinface always forever — but we were not super pleased with this one.

 If you're looking for a warm, fuzzy finale lovefest, join us Sunday LIVE at Empirical Brewery in Chicago!

Thanks to all of you for your support. Means the world, honestly.

Lots of love and quite a few Hamilton references,

Allison, Julie, and Janine

Dec 14, 2017

Hey, please read this note.

Julie and I (Allison) screwed up. This is a funny episode, we think — god, we hope so — and we had not one but TWO amazing guests, and we got to talk about Lotte Verbeek a lot, so, win. But we were vaguely dissatisfied with the show's handling of slavery, and talked about it as such, wrapped the episode, and went home happy. Then we woke up the next morning, thought about it some more, and realized that yeah, we screwed up.

The thing about white privilege is that it's based on the idea that white people are always centered in the narrative, and you can be "woke" and still be totally ignorant of the constant, insidious ways that society and culture sideline people of color in favor of whiteness, even in stories about people of color. So we sat our white asses down, accepted that somehow this story was about how Claire felt about buying a slave, thought for about five minutes afterward, and totally failed you all  — both of us as people failed, and I in particular as a critic failed. And so I'll say quickly here what we ignorantly and damagingly didn't say then: Outlander failed, too, and they failed hard.

No modifications to this episode, no additions. Just two white women who think they've got it figured out proving how far they have to go. 

We're sorry. If you're a person of color, we're especially sorry. If you have any thoughts you want to share — about the show, about our handling of it, about anything – please send them to podlanderdrunkcast@gmail.com, or reach out on Twitter, or whatever you like. If you want to come on the show, we'll shut our foolish mouths and let you speak. And if we lose you here, well, we can't blame you.

So here it is, and a special thanks to guests Ruth McCormack and Catie Kirschner, as well as to Helena, who came to visit us just beforehand, and to Molly Mullen, who provided some truly delicious Colorado beers.

And last, here are some great pieces of writing from women who didn't totally fuck this one up:

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya at The AV Club

Jonita Davis at Black Girl Nerds

Kayti Burke at Den of Geeks

If you know of others, please share them below. We'll update this post and share on Twitter. And this post is and will remain public.

So, um.... enjoy the episode?

Love,

Allison, Julie, and Janine (and Catie and Ruth!)

Dec 1, 2017

Hi gang! We recorded a little late this week, but friend of the show Jen Moniz filled in for Allison and is brilliant, so there's an upside! Listen on for an unexpected impression and for Julie not firing Allison, because she's a bigger person than that. 

Lots of love,

Allison, Julie, Janine - and Jen!

Nov 22, 2017

Special guest Kate Kulzick (The Televerse) joins us to talk about ship lingo, splat sounds, actual violinists, and poor dead Albie, who gets a solid nickname after many drafts. We aimed for 60 minutes, so naturally it's two hours long.

Happy Thanksgiving from Allison, Julie, and Janine, who are very sorry that you had to deal with Jamie being such a dick this week.

Like the show? Leave us a review on iTunes! It really does help. 

Lots of love,

Your Drunks

Nov 14, 2017
So this episode is kind of... the doldrums, no? Still, there's plenty to get excited about, including a killer performance from Gary Young as Yi Tien Cho, some world-class eye-rolling from Marsali, and a rash of Kebbie Lebbie-related humor. Oh, and one other thing: it's our 50th episode!
 
Stay tuned for more this week, specifically for Patreon subscribers.
 
Like the show? Leave us a review on iTunes! It really does help. 
 
Love,
Allison, Julie, and Janine
Nov 8, 2017

We sing The Association, make do without Janine (we promise it sounds good even though Janine was on the lam this week and also he edited it so it's OK), and sing the praises of our very special guest, Keenan.

Oh, and we spend a lot of time talking about that little Jamie-lookin' motherfucker (who is very good and probably an extremely nice young lady.) If you like Keenan here, just wait — there's a bonus episode with her coming out later in the week for Patreon supporters at the $5 level and up. For everyone else, it'll be out after the Outlander season ends.

Like the show? Leave us a review on iTunes! It really does help. 

Nov 2, 2017

Sorry, sorry, we meant #StartingAgain.

We had mixed feelings on this one (more mixed since that glorious glow of Hot Fergus faded) but had a hell of a lot of fun talking about it. We also, by complete coincidence, were drinking the most perfect beer in the history of beers for this one. 

As always, thanks so much for your support, for listening, and for sending us such wonderful GIFs on Twitter—and a special shoutout to you, Daphne the Starz intern.

Lots of love,

Allison, Julie and Janine

Oct 27, 2017

Well, our livestream had more than a few technical difficulties, and we got Janine hammered, and maybe Cherry Bounce was a bad idea... but Lord, you gave us a rare episode, and we loved it well.

Listen on for our thoughts on Young Ian, Hot Fergus, and Blessedly Inoffensive Mr. Willoughby, as well as our sheer joy at once again experiencing the full Cornish Game Hen.

Other highlights: Allison forgot about a major book thing! Janine talks about loneliness! We all hit our elbows on the table a bunch!

Love,

Allison, Julie, and Janine

Oct 19, 2017

Oh, my dears. We answered a bunch of questions you had, and mostly told the truth. We drank a lot, as you would expect. We (Allison) forgot to include Dr. Rawlings' journals in the list of book stories she wants to see. We all forgot to keep our elbows off the table and as a result this is a *loud* episode.

Regardless, we had fun shooting the shit with our special guest Jen Moniz, and hopefully this'll tide you over until Sunday.

ON THAT NOTE: We are working on a setup that will allow us to livestream our viewing (with Janine!) of this week's exxxxxtra long episode. Keep your eyes peeled. He's gonna blush so much.

Love,

Allison, Julie, and Janine

Oct 10, 2017

You're not even really reading this, because OH MY GOD PRINT SHOP AND OH MY GOD HUMAN TURTLENECK.

Just in case you are reading this, we—obviously—loved this one, particularly those last perfect minutes. We also love Joe (more Joe, please) and Wee Roger and are encouraged to see Miss Sophie, erm, improving. And that accent's better!

But come on, this is all about that ending. Trust me, that's mostly what we talk about. Well, that and the glassware, because JFC, that is some great glassware.

Other notes: If you've got questions you want answered or topics you want covered, next week we're doing a grab bag episode! Hit us up here, or on Twitter, or wherever.

We love ya, ye ken--

Allison, Julie, and Janine

Oct 4, 2017

We had mixed feelings about this episode, though our feelings about Coinface are pure and true. We also go on a verra long tangent or two, finally figure out Janine's catchphrase (thanks, Kathryn!), and figure out which Bennett sister Isobel is.

Thanks for listening — and if you've got a moment, please leave us a review! It really does help.

We made it through this whole description without mentioning Geneva. You're welcome.

Sep 26, 2017

We are verra bereft. 

Allison and Julie had mixed feelings about this episode, and not just because we're now going to have to live without the world's best jactor (that's jaw-actor, for those new to the fun and games). But we take some solace in the incredibly promising new cast member on the scene, and in the fact that Sam was *great* this week.

But most importantly... PAMPLEMOUSSE LIVES.

Sep 19, 2017

The third season of Outlander marches on with some questionable follicular choices and one extremely cute baby. Most importantly, we bid farewell to Credits Deer, that ungrateful bastard. 

Sep 19, 2017

The Outlander Droughtlander (ugh) is finally over, which means Allison, Julie, and Janine are all going to experience liver failure. Make sure to pop on over to Twitter (@podlandercast) and vote in our very very important poll. Viva Les Frasers and Outlander Season 3!

May 1, 2017

In which Allison, Julie and Janine watch 30 seconds of something. 

Mar 14, 2017

Because one Dudelander is never enough...here's part two.

Mar 7, 2017

You know them, you love them...the Dudelanders are back.

Feb 14, 2017

The Podlander gals warm up their d20 and dole out season awards with abandon.

Feb 7, 2017

We can't even be pithy. This episode is horrifying.

 

Jan 31, 2017

Jaime's in prison and Claire is going to get him out, dammit.

Jan 17, 2017

Jenny and Claire bond, then Murtaugh takes a turn as Mama Rose.

Jan 10, 2017

The Watch comes to Lallybroch, Jenny gives birth, and Ian gets his groove back.

 

Jan 3, 2017

We meet Jenny, we see pecker, and we can't go home again

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