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Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a bi-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*

Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcas‪t‬ Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo

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Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a bi-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*

    Angel On Top — 3x11 Birthday

    Angel On Top — 3x11 Birthday

    'Allo, Scoobies! This is a special episode of Angel, innit? (Okay, that was for all the Tammy fans.) That's right, we have finally approached "Birthday" in our viewing schedule. Wait, whose birthday? Cordelia Chase's, of course! So, baby — stay awhile. Especially since this episode is one of your Angel on Top hosts' favorite episodes of Angel. Join said hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis, and so much more) as they discuss "Birthday," an alt-world episode that is also technically a mallpisode.

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS ON THE INTERNET

    LaToya Ferguson: @lafergs
    Read An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling

    Morgan Lutich: @lorganmutich

    Listen to LaToya, Morgan, and their pal Jill discuss The Vampire Diaries on The AMPire Diaries podcast!

    ANGEL ON TOP
    Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram
    Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com
    Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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    Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
    Editor: Kristin Russo
    Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
    Logo: Kristine Thune

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    6.10 Wrecked

    6.10 Wrecked

    In this episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, everyone gathers at the local pool to go swimming and talk about their feelings while sipping on ice cold Coca-Cola!

    Just kidding!

    This is the one where we meet Rack and strive to untangle the realities of destructive responses to trauma from problematic tropes attached to substance misuse, the one where Buffy re-dons her post-coital pleather skirt to storm off the set of 1080p HGTV, and the one where Dawn lands an amazing kick to the demon we've named "Razzmatazz" and slaps Willow across the face. Season 6 sure is fun, so join us as we discuss S6E10: Wrecked.

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com
    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
    Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

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    Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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    Logo: Kristine Thune

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    We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

    Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Angel On Top — 3x10 Dad

    Angel On Top — 3x10 Dad

    Fatherhood is quite the adventure, isn't it, Scoobies? It definitely is when you're new father Angel — and that's even before the car chase to the abandoned mine in the desert. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis) as they discuss the appropriately-titled episode "Dad," a story about that old saying that it takes a village to raise a child (and keep it from being dissected or turned into baby soup). Or it at least takes a few rogue demon hunters and a vampire with a soul. LaToya and Morgan also do some pretty terrible Holtz impressions in this podcast episode, if that's what you're into.

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS ON THE INTERNET

    LaToya Ferguson: @lafergs
    Read An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling

    Morgan Lutich: @lorganmutich

    Listen to LaToya, Morgan, and their pal Jill discuss The Vampire Diaries on The AMPire Diaries podcast!

    ANGEL ON TOP
    Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram
    Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com
    Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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    Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
    Editor: Kristin Russo
    Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
    Logo: Kristine Thune

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    6.09 Smashed

    6.09 Smashed

    Rat Amy is Human Amy once more! There are sheep at The Bronze! Spike and Buffy have inspired a new segment called 1080pHGTV, creating open floor plans a-plenty! Ankle-length pleather skirts be damned, as we have arrived at S6E9: Smashed.

    The incredible Cory Branan is back with us in today's song as the voice of Spike, and it is very, very good. Listen to more of Cory and learn more about his work at corybranan.com!!!

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com
    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
    Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

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    Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
    patreon.com/bufferingcast

    MERCH, MERCH, MERCH!
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

    Logo: Kristine Thune

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    We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

    Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Angel On Top — 3x09 Lullaby

    Angel On Top — 3x09 Lullaby

    Oh, Scoobies. It is time for one heck of an emotional rollercoaster, both for unexpectedly expecting vampire parents Angel and Darla and your newly-minted podcast parents LaToya and Morgan. But you know what? To quote the Shawn Mullins song "Lullaby": "Everything's gonna be alright." As long as you don't question Sahjhan's motives at all, that is. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA Bones and Also Bones, AKA the Gunn Squad, AKA Theodore K. Mullins and Frank Scabopolis) as they discuss "Lullaby," a story about revenge (and how irrational it can be), redemption (and how it can't change things... even if it tries), and really, just how great of an actress Julie Benz is (duh).

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS ON THE INTERNET

    LaToya Ferguson: @lafergs
    Read An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling

    Morgan Lutich: @lorganmutich

    Listen to LaToya, Morgan, and their pal Jill discuss The Vampire Diaries on The AMPire Diaries podcast!

    ANGEL ON TOP
    Angel On Top: @angelontopcast on twitter and instagram
    Support Angel On Top on Patreon: angelontop.com
    Learn more about us and our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com

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    Producers: LaToya Ferguson, Morgan Lutich, and Kristin Russo
    Editor: Kristin Russo
    Music + Jingles: Jenny Owen Youngs
    Logo: Kristine Thune

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    6.08 Tabula Rasa

    6.08 Tabula Rasa

    Joan the Vampire Slayer and Randy Giles are battling vampires while Rupey and Anya make out in a sea of disappeared bunnies at The Magic Box, Alex is in the sewers with study buddies Willow and Tara, and Umad is still a pain in our ass! Come for the absolute delight of it all and stay to have your beating heart handed to you as you scream-sing to Michelle Branch at The Bronze... it’s S6E8: Tabula Rasa.

    We also have a wonderful segment with Natalie Muskin-Press in this episode, a licensed addictions counselor (and massive Buffy fan) who sits down with Kristin to talk about Willow’s use of magic and all that we are seeing unfold between her and Tara, and her and the Scooby gang. Time stamps for that segment are 54:14 - 1:12:20.

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET
    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com
    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
    Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

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    SPECIAL GUEST

    Natalie Muskin-Press: @mzbitca

    Natalie is a licensed clinical addictions counselor currently working in charge of drug and alcohol education and prevention at a university in the midwest.

    If you are looking into finding treatment options for yourself or a loved one, you can use the SAMHSA Treatment locator:

    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

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    Produced by: Alba Daza, Kristin Russo, and Jenny Owen Youngs
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo

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    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
    patreon.com/bufferingcast

    MERCH, MERCH, MERCH!
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

    Logo: Kristine Thune

    +++

    We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

    Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 33 min

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