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Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time. Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! *wolf howl*
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Apr 19, 2017

SOMETHING BIG HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE and no we don't mean the exchange of claddagh rings omfgaskfadjfdaffjadhfgjf!!!!!!! There's *so* much to deal with here, and we're thrilled that special guest Carolyn Yates stopped by to help us sort through it. I can't tell you what she's an expert in because SPOILERS. This week we're discussing s2e13: Surprise.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com.

Get to know more about Carolyn Yates at carolynyates.com, or give her a shout on twitter @c_yates!

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We've got SMASH THE DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY shirts and so much more over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Apr 12, 2017

Ding dong! Who's there? Why it's the Buffering the Vampire Slayer postal worker with SO MANY EMAILS FROM YOU GUYS! We've got answers! PLUS a live performance of some listener-created lyrics for "Staking Time!"

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We're restocked on our new shirts & everything else over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Apr 5, 2017

GROSS gross gross gross this episode is FULL OF EGG BUGS grooooooss but *also* there is a LOT of making out, so... win some lose some? This week we're discussing s2e12: Bad Eggs.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We're restocked on our new shirts & everything else over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Mar 29, 2017

Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope) brings her android expertise to the table to help us sort out Joyce's new robot boyfriend. Pass the mini pizzas! This week we're discussing s2e11: Ted.

Follow Shannon on twitter @shannonwoodward! You should also probably re-watch season 1 of Westworld for good measure.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast.

We're restocked on our new shirts & everything else over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com. Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

Mar 22, 2017

Two truths and a lie about this episode: 1) Angel can't keep his shirt buttoned, 2) Buffy and Kendra braid each other's hair, and 3) two sworn enemies smooch unexpectedly. PLUS the wonderful Kelly Connell joins us to discuss his portrayal of the Terrakan "man of mealworms!" This week we're discussing s2e10: What's My Line (Part 2).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got 2 BRAND NEW SHIRTS over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com - one that will remind you to JUST KEEP FIGHTING and one to help you smash the DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY... as well as a sweet new enamel pin based on our logo by the great Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)! Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Mar 15, 2017

Buffy's got those low-down Career Week blues! She's also being hunted by members of the Order of Terraka, including a dude made entirely of mealworms. YECHH! On top of everything else, a mysterious woman in silk pajama bottoms has arrived in Sunnydale to complicate Buffy's life even further. This week we're discussing s2e9: What's My Line (Part 1).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got 2 BRAND NEW SHIRTS over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com - one that will remind you to JUST KEEP FIGHTING and one to help you smash the DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY... as well as a sweet new enamel pin based on our logo by the great Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)! Also! Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One is available now on iTunes, or wherever you get your digital music.

Mar 10, 2017

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we are SO excited about it that we made you a bonus mini-episode! We talk about how we came to the show, and why it means so much to us. 

Jenny wrote an original song as a tribute to the series called ‚ÄúDemons to Fight," and you can download it on our website for free (bufferingthevampireslayer.com)! We hope that it helps you celebrate all that Buffy has brought to the world for the past two decades.

Mar 8, 2017

At a certain point in a young girl's life, she will be forced to confront the reality that her Watcher was once her age. For Buffy, that time is now. Stuart McLean (who plays Philip Henry) drops by to talk morgue drawers and zombie makeup, and Kate Leth returns with a tweed-ful installment of Buffy FashionWatch! This week we're discussing s2e8: The Dark Age.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Find Stuart McLean on twitter (@SirStuartMcLean) and keep an eye out for The Midnighters, premiering at the Phoenix Film Festival next month!

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got 2 BRAND NEW SHIRTS over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com - one that will remind you to JUST KEEP FIGHTING and one to help you smash the DEMON LIZARD PATRIARCHY. Also! You can snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Mar 1, 2017

You know that *classic* thing where your fifth-grade crush shows up at your new high school and tries to trade you to vampires in exchange for being made immortal? What about that thing where your girlfriend won't stop talking to a dead bird in a cage? No? Weird. This week we're discussing s2e7: Lie To Me.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/bufferingcast! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Feb 22, 2017

Today we dip back into the old Buffering mailbag to share some more of your fantastic questions, comments, and clarifications! You all are really great communicators. PLUS: the debut of the Patrol Cat theme song! Hooray!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter (@bufferingcast) and on facebook (facebook.com/bufferingcast)!

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Feb 15, 2017

Kate Leth returns, and not a moment too soon! Sunnydale residents are being mystically transformed into their costumes - Buffy is a helpless 17th century noblewoman, Willow is an accidental sexy ghost, Xander is a soldier, and Cordelia is... well she's Cordelia, but in a cat costume. Across town, Oz wonders aloud for the zillionth time, "Who IS that girl?" and we wonder aloud "Will he ever find out??" This week we're discussing s2e6: Halloween.

Today's episode is brought to you by Audible. Visit audible.com/buffering to begin your free 30 day trial!

Kate Leth is a comics writer and artist (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!; Spell On Wheels), an eyeshadow warlock, and our Buffy FashionWatch Correspondent. Get to know her better at kateleth.com, patreon.com/kateleth, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Follow Buffering the Vampire Slayer on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can also snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Feb 8, 2017

Our first live episode, recorded at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles!!! This is the one where white dudes with rich dads sacrifice women to a demon lizard for financial gain... why does that sound kind of familiar? Plus we've got THREE glorious guests - Chris Farren, Brittani Nichols, and (first repeat guest!) Gaby Dunn - helping us sort through the wreckage left at the intersection of Patriarchy Ave and Demon Worship Alley. This week we're discussing s2e5: Reptile Boy.

Chris Farren is a perfect songwriter and Jenny's hair-twin. (twitter: @chrisfarren // chrisfarren.com)

Brittani Nichols is a comedian, writer, and actor who is funny beyond reason and attractive beyond belief. (twitter: @bishilarious // brittaninichols.com)

Gaby Dunn is an actor, writer, YouTuber, and the host of the excellent podcast Bad With Money. (twitter: @gabydunn // youtube.com/user/justbetweenusshow)

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins. You can also snag the album Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Feb 1, 2017

Mey Rude (Trans Editor at Autostraddle.com) joins us to talk about this episode, which centers around how hard the dating scene can be when you're a 500-year-old mummy. Kate Leth returns with what is arguably the greatest installment of Buffy FashionWatch ever! We also touch on Cordelia-on-Cordelia fanfic (which is a thing! that totally exists! because of course it is!). This week we're discussing s2e4: Inca Mummy Girl.

Today's episode is brought to you by HelloFresh! Visit hellofresh.com and use the promo code "buffering" to save $35 off your first week of deliveries! 

Read a zillion amazing things Mey Rude has written on Autostraddle, and give her a shout on twitter @meyrude!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Jan 25, 2017

This week WHATEVER WHO CARES SPIKE AND DRUSILLA ARE HERE! If you must know more, though, it's also Parent-Teacher Night at Sunnydale High, Cordelia & Willow lock themselves in a utility closet, Angel is still an ensouled vampire, and WHATEVER SPIKE AND DRUSILLA ARE HERE. This week we're discussing s2e3: School Hard. 

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Jan 18, 2017

Hilarious geniuses Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (!!!) join us to discuss that magical time in a young man's life when he dies and then his science-nerd brother brings him back to life (Frankenstein's monster-style) only to realize that life as a reanimated zombie guy is meaningless if you have no one to share it with. Zombie Guy's ideal eternal partner? Cordelia of course! This week we're discussing s2e2: Some Assembly Required.

Today's episode is brought to you by HelloFresh! Visit hellofresh.com and use the promo code "buffering" to save $35 off your first week of deliveries! 

Find Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher on twitter (@cameronesposito and @rheabutcher), check out their standup podcast Put Your Hands Together,  and watch the complete first season of their fantastic show Take My Wife on Seeso!

Put Your Hands Together: feralaudio.com/show/pyht-with-cam-and-rhea

Take My Wife: seeso.com/view/series/take-my-wife

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com 

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Jan 11, 2017

Buffy's back from LA, where she apparently spent her summer vacation developing a TERRIBLE ATTITUDE. She's got a whole lot of unprocessed trauma, and she's taking it out on her closest friends (and also Cordelia). Also OMFG Cibo Matto is playing at The Bronze!!! This week we're discussing s2e1: When She Was Bad.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Get to know Buffy FashionWatch correspondent Kate Leth better at kateleth.com, or give her a shout on twitter (@kateleth).

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette/Cordette pins... and that's where you can grab a Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

Jan 4, 2017

WE'RE BAAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAAAAACK! Today we're answering some of your most fascinating and hilarious emails, as well as sharing some of your favorite moments from Season 1. Next week we'll be back to talk about the first episode of Season 2. AAAH!

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

Kristin Russo is @kristinnoeline on twitter. Learn more about the resources she creates for LGBTQ individuals and their families at everyoneisgay.com and mykidisgay.com

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is on twitter @bufferingcast and on facebook facebook.com/bufferingcast.

You can now support the show on Patreon! We've also got a rad little merch store over at bufferingthevampireslayer.bigcartel.com, where you can find a Buffering tee and Slayerette & Cordette pins... and that's where you can snag Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs From Season One CD (we've still got a few copies left). You can also snag the album on iTunes or wherever you get your digital music!

Logo: Kristine Thune, kristinethune.com.

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