Episode 21: Cats is a Bridge Too Far

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It’s the 21st episode and MttM can finally drink! So we thought we’d celebrate by drinking while recording, too. Get our tipsy take on the Olympics Opening Ceremony, Pokemon Go, and Cats the Musical.

This episode our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is threefold: Olympians Zahra Nemati from Iran, Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini, and Oksana Chusovitina from Uzbekistan.

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@miro_cassetta
@kathryndennett

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: The Lovecats by The Cure
Main Image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty

Episode 20: Filthy.Stinkin.Rich.

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In which we accidentally spend the entire episode talking about rich people. Rich people killing each other, rich people during debutante season, rich women saying “fuck it I’m happier without a man,” rich women saying “fuck it, I’d rather hang out with my gay bestie than my husband,” rich people at boarding school. But we PROMISE it’s fascinating. Just trust us.

There’s enough book recommendations to fill the next four months, Kath compares An American in Paris the-sexist-movie-version to An American in Paris the-modernized-musical, and our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is Wendy Davis, former Texas senator and founder of Deeds Not Words.

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*Note from Miró: OK so I was wrong about Teddy Wharton’s room being far from Edith’s. BUT his room is noticeably smaller than Henry James’. I knew there was something hilarious about that house!

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Kath at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, Massachusetts

Kath at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts

 

Me and Alexis at The Mount. Unfortunately I had to be that bastard Teddy.

Me and Alexis at The Mount. Unfortunately I had to pose as that bastard, Teddy.

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Rich Girls by The Virgins
Main Image credit: Illustration by Pierre Le Tan, based on his theatrical poster for Metropolitan

Episode 19: Maybe Too Much Fun

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*Note: this episode was recorded before the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando. All our love is with the victims, survivors, and the LGBTQ community.
In Episode 19 Kath guilt trips Miró for not listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, Miró guilt trips Kath for not watching Transparent. We introduce BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) Loretta Lynch and discuss her speech against the “bathroom bill.” The remake of Roots is now on TV and everyone seems to have an opinion. When is a reboot good and when is it time to move on? And finally, your summer reading essentials, why Chick Lit book covers may ruin your next great discovery, and how murderous monks may be the perfect calming escape from your cray boss.
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Episode 18: Don’t Have to Be Rich to Be Our Girl

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No, you don’t have to be rich, you just have to be on the $10 bill. Prince has passed away but our girl Elizabeth Cady Stanton made it onto the big 1-0! Kath tells us about our Badass Woman of the Episode: inventor, actress, and free-the-nipple-er before her time, Hedy Lamarr. We share some big news. And the question still stands, “Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?”

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Kiss by Prince & The Revolution
Main Image credit: @kathryndennett
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Episode 17: Happy 1 Year Podcastiversary!

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Pinch us! It’s our ONE YEAR PODCASTIVERSARY! We’re celebrating a whole year of #mttmpod with special guest Alexis Steinberg who helps us kick off a new segment called, “Badass Woman of the Episode.”

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Love You Madly by Cake (because everyone needs cake on her podcastiversary)
Lucy Stone image credit: Swampyank – Transferred from en.wikipedia, CC BY 3.0

Episode 16: The Epitome of Strength and Badassery

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It’s March (Method to the) Madness and that means experiencing Women’s History Month like you’ve NEVER known before! From 19th century mavericks knocking down the fortress of patriarchy to modern women not putting up with any $h!t, we talk about it all. So strap yourself into your bras, it’s time for a wild ride!

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Put Yourself First from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
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Episode 15: The Emperor’s New Bulbous Oatmeal Shoes

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We’re back and at it again! Chatting about how NOT to judge a TV show by it’s…er…cover (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), whether or not celebrity obsession has extended to ugly shoes (spoiler alert: don’t read the episode title!), shaming millennial-shaming articles into retreat, and why telling people to follow our passions is just.not.helpful. Don’t miss out on the 1st episode MttM of 2016.

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Give it Up or Turnit A Loose by James Brown
Main Image Credit: Some awesome person on Reddit

Episode 14: A Very “Special” Episode

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Christmas is right around the corner and that means the annual company holiday party is almost here, too. That wonderful time of year where you and your colleagues get drunk and a little too honest together. So who’s responsible for this fiasco? Well, your boss, but if you’re a woman you’ve most likely been asked at one point to help plan a company function. So what do you say? What do you do? We’re not 100% sure but come talk it through with us!

We also celebrate feminist and suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birthday (11/12), discuss how to tell people they’re being sexist a-holes without pissing anyone off, and answer listeners’ questions.

 
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Lyrics from “Sister Suffragette” – Mary Poppins
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman

We’re clearly soldiers in petticoats
And dauntless crusaders for women’s votes
Though we adore men individually
We agree that as a group they’re rather stupid
Cast off the shackles of yesterday
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray
Our daughters’ daughters will adore us
And they’ll sing in grateful chorus

Well done, Sister Suffragette

From Kensington to Billingsgate one hears the restless cries
From every corner of the land womankind arise
Political equality
And equal rights with men
Take heart, for Mrs. Pankhurst has been clapped in irons again

No more the meek and mild subservient we
We’re fighting for our rights militantly
Never you fear

So cast off the shackles of yesterday
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray
Our daughters’ daughters will adore us
And they’ll sing in grateful chorus
Well done
Well done
Well done, Sister Suffragette

Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Sister Suffragette from Mary Poppins by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Image Credit and More Info on a Professional Badass: Biography.com

Episode 13: Hey There Little Sunshine

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In Episode 13 Miró and Kath play a guessing game of, “Hipster, Homeless, or Halloween?” They review The Martian (both the book and the movie), “workshop” Kath’s addiction to The Challenge (a reality show to trump all reality shows), and talk about when it’s appropriate for one colleague to say to the other, “Hey there little sunshine.” SPOILER ALERT: Never! So here’s where the audience participation comes in:

Have you ever encountered sexism and didn’t realize it until later? When someone says something sexist to you do you explode in anger, ignore it, or calmly point it out? Have you ever had a badass comeback? We want to hear from you! Tweet us at #MttMPod

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The Martian – book
The Martian – movie
The Challenge

Intro song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro song: Show Me A Little Shame by Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Image credit: @kathryndennett 

Episode 12: Who Isn’t in the Squad at This Point?

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Dago and Nicole from Breakfast for Dinner Podcast join the #MttMPod Squad for Episode 12! We talk with them about their lives and also:

Narcos – Dago’s response to our review in Episode 11
Moby Dick
Wishbone
Being Millennials vs. Trend Pieces on Being Millenials
Nazis
Guns for sneakers
Machetes, mothers, and militant revolutions
Scientology
Ariana Grande, The Jenners, and the Biebs

And the list goes on. So just listen already!

Check out Breakfast for Dinner (BFD) Podcast:

Site:  BFDpod.com
Twitter: @BFD_podcast
Dago: @tehdago
Nicole: @nicolahearts

Musings about the show? Did we make you cry/laugh/sing?

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Links from the episode:

Narcos
Indian Summers
Moby Dick
Wishbone
Dangerous Liaisons
A bout de souffle
Article on Donald Trump’s wife

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Intro song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro song: Dot by Destiny’s Child
Image credit: PopSugar