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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@kathryndennett

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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 22: Miró Forgot the Title

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In episode 22 Miró and Kath discuss Fashion Week, rant about Yeezy (yes, again), give you some updates on what grandma TV you should be watching, and discuss this topic: “what are we doing with our lives?” (Please don’t answer that).

Bonus points to the person who can figure out the two reasons the outro music was chosen!

This episode our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is Emma Rowena Gatewood (aka Grandma Gatewood) who, at 67, was the first woman to complete a solo hike through the Appalachian Trail. Enough said, go learn more in this episode! 

As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, a badass woman we should know about, or about anything, really.

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Somewhere from West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Main image credit: appalachiantrials.com

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.

As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, a badass woman we should know about, or about anything, really.

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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 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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@kathryndennett

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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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@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 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 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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