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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@kathryndennett

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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.

 
Whatever gender you identify with, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, how feminism and/or sexism affects your life, or about anything, really.

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@kathryndennett

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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

@miro_cassetta
@kathryndennett

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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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@kathryndennett

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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

Episode 11: T is for Twitter Tiff

Kath takes to fisticuffs on Twitter. Miró continues her quest for grandma-hood with Sue Grafton’s alphabetic murder mystery series. Miró and Kath potentially make a lot of feminists mad by talking about when a woman’s story does or doesn’t need to be told. They potentially make a lot of xenophobes mad by disparaging films with bad foreign accents instead of subtitles. Will more Twitter fights ensue?

Episode 10: #LiveFromBoston (or She Just Likes Her Turtlenecks)

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We are back from summer break with our “LIVE” show recorded in Boston a month ago! 

 
A truly eclectic episode where we talk with our best high school friends about everything from “No Name Taking Shaming” to crazy brides to finding your path in your 20s.
 

Episode 9: 5 Summer Movies You Should Have Seen By Now

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5 summer blockbusters* that you should have seen by now… all expertly critiqued, torn apart, gushed over, and over-anticipated by Miró and Kathryn.**


*according to us
**We recorded this episode over two weeks ago, but between two chaotic schedules and multiple technology problems we weren’t able to post until now. So get your butt to the movie theater!


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Episode 8: Hysteria

Breaking news on Method to the Madness: HYSTERICAL WOMEN NO LONGER LOCKED UP; TOLD TO CHILL OUT
Miró and Kathryn review the latest TV shows they’ve been watching and books they’ve been reading.
Also, how Obama and Daredevil totally fit in a sentence together.
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Episode 7: Fighting Your Inner Dentist

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On this week’s episode of Method to the Madness Miró and Kathryn talk about being bad, exotic-animal-skin-lovin’ yogis; how hard it is to push yourself to try new things (and like it); and a new girls’ org in town, BossBabes ATX. Plus, the most shocking critique of the Game of Thrones finale yet.

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