Episode 24: Big Girl Big Time Stuff

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It’s the first episode of 2017 and we’re not big into spoilers so you’re just gonna have to listen to the show to find out what shenanigans we’re up to! [hint: it’s awards season]

Katherine Johnson*, a black physicist and mathematician critical to NASA for over three decades, is our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) . You may have heard of her because she is one of the subjects of the award-winning and box-office-busting movie Hidden Figures.

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*Note: Kathryn accidently called BAWOTE Katherine Jacobsen (instead of Johnson) on the show. Katherine Jacobsen is the name of a woman she went to college with – we apologize for the mistake.

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Freedom! ’90 by George Michael 
Main image credit: By NASA; restored by Adam Cuerden [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Episode 23: How Dated Can a Vampire Really Be?

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We’re baaaccckkkk!!! After a crazy fall Miró and Kath are back behind the mic and we’ve got a lot to catch up on.  The BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is Solange Knowles with some guest badassery courtesy of her mother, Tina Knowles. Too much fabulousness to explain here, just go listen.

Kath discusses why Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be the balm for our post-election wounds (and yes, it’s still relevant!) and we escape further into the fantasy world with reviews of YA novels Seraphina and Carry On.

Taking it back to reality, Kath finally names her “watch a movie by a creepy person, give back to something good,” mission: Filmanthropy.

Side note: For the record, the actual Elizabeth Cady Stanton quote we reference is, “In a word, I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.”

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Interlude: Tina Taught Me from Solange’s album A Seat at the Table
Outro Song: Rise from Solange’s album A Seat at the Table
Main image credit: Beyoncé

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 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 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 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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