109 episodes

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*

    5.09: Listening to Fear

    5.09: Listening to Fear

    A queller demon on the ceiling! A queller demon in a tree! A queller demon under your car! A queller demon with many teeth!! While we *hate* this extraterrestrial bug more than most things in this life, we’d still rather look at its horrible mouth than think about Joyce going into surgery. Sigh. It’s S5E9: Listening to Fear, and we must face it even though we don’t wanna.

    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

    HOT HOT TIPS

    PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
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    Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

    Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

    • 1 hr 30 min
    5.08: Shadow

    5.08: Shadow

    There's a snake! There's a snake! There's a great big snake!! With... arms?!?! WHATEVER. Glory, who now has a name and some new shoes, puts a cobra in a vase and kablam makes a giant snake who sniffs and sniffs until he finds THE KEY (it's Dawn, but nobody tell Glory)!! Luckily Big-Slayer-Sister Buffy rides on the back of the snake like Khaleesi on her dragons and kills it before it can reveal the truth to Glorificus. Meanwhile, Joyce is diagnosed with a brain tumor, and we do not want to talk about it because it is sad. It is S5E8: Shadow! LOOK OUT FOR THE SNAKE!

    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

    HOT HOT TIPS

    PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
    Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

    NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

    Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

    Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

    • 1 hr 24 min
    5.07: Fool For Love

    5.07: Fool For Love

    Live from San Francisco's Brava Theater!! Spike has always been bad, baby... but this week we learn that, at first, he was only bad at poetry. We are taking a deep dive into our favorite peroxide-doused vampire and are joined by the effulgent Kate Leth & Joanna Robinson to discuss impeccable cheekbones, bad accents, snapping subway poles in half, and what to do when your finger *oops* gets covered in the blood of a slayer?! WOW. Buckle up and and get ready for a live barrel-jump by Jenny Owen Youngs, because it's S5E7: Fool For Love!

    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

    SPECIAL GUESTS

    Kate Leth: @kateleth; bisexual.zone

    Joanna Robinson: @jowrotethis

    Introducing Cory Branan as the voice of Spike!
    @corybranan; corybranan.com

    Thank you to The Brava Theater in San Francisco, to Cathy for our stunning lighting, and to Jaime (fanlink.to/sainthills) for engineering!

    HOT HOT TIPS

    PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18!!
    Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

    NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

    Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

    Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

    • 2 hrs
    5.06: Family

    5.06: Family

    Kate Leth guests and Tara's family makes a surprise visit to Sunnydale with a whole carload of patriarchal bullsh*t in tow (and also Amy Adams). Never fear! The scoobies do what scoobies do best in response: they punch Tara in the nose and promptly welcome her into their chosen family. Oh, and we spend no less than a half hour on a new, one-time segment with Kate called "Cornography." It's S5E5: Family, and you're all welcome.

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com

    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

    Kate Leth: @kateleth; bisexual.zone

    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram

     

    HOT HOT TIPS

    PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18 and FOOL FOR LOVE is happening in San Francisco on 12/6! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

    NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

    HELP US TRANSCRIBE over at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/transcriptions

    Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

    Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

    • 1 hr 42 min
    5.05: No Place Like Home

    5.05: No Place Like Home

    The Beast has arrived in her glorious red dress, tousling about her golden locks and also some very important monks. Spike is out for a walk bitch and Giles is in his most resplendent wizarding attire, Anya gets a job and Ben still looks great in scrubs. Oh, and although we still don't know what's in that Magic Eye poster... we now know that DAWN IS THE FREAKING KEY. It's S5E5: No Place Like Home!




    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




    HOT HOT TIPS

    PROM is happening in Brooklyn on 4/18 and FOOL FOR LOVE is happening in San Francisco on 12/6! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

    NEW MERCH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/buffering-the-vampire-slayer

    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

    HELP US TRANSCRIBE over at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/transcriptions

    Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

    Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

    • 1 hr 33 min
    5.04: Out of My Mind

    5.04: Out of My Mind

    Riley's heart beats 150 times per minute but he still can't find love and no one cares except for Jenny! JUST KIDDING. Buffy also cares. Joyce faints in the kitchen, Harmony smokes Morley Slims and cannot keep an arrow in a crossbow, and most importantly SPIKE LOVES DAWSON'S CREEK. It's Season 5 Episode 4: Out of My Mind.




    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com/buffering

    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com, everyoneisgay.com, mykidisgay.com

    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram




    HOT HOT TIPS

    NEXT LIVE SHOW is in San Francisco on 12/6! Visit bufferingthevampireslayer.com and click EVENTS for tickets!

    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY: Now with ad-free episodes!! patreon.com/bufferingcast

    HELP US TRANSCRIBE over at https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/transcriptions

    Logo: Kristine Thune (kristinethune.com)

    Edited by: Lauren "Karen" Klein & Kristin Russo

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

T-reckless ,

This is our new book club!

So happy we found you!
Kristen & Kristine

Katlys89 ,

Thoughtful and funny

This podcast is everything my heart never knew it needed to enhance my journey with Buffy through this lifetime. Third time watching through the show, and now that I’m listening to this podcast I feel like it’s the first time again. I’m learning so much and feel such a connection to Kristin and Jenny and the community they have built. Can’t wait to finally catch up to the podcast in real time, and experience the rest of the series with them.

Kassi (Nova) ,

Buffy Podcast Addict Circa 2006

I got turned onto Buffy podcasts very early post series end, and tried to get into producing them to the level that you guys do. People don’t understand that it is a job of work! I recently managed to turn my bestie onto you guys and Angel On Top after playing her some of the songs I snagged on iTunes. I’ve been listening to you guys since 2017 or so, at the time I was a bored fry cook, but I’m still hooked now. Thank you so much for everything you guys do, you’re amazing and you make reliving Buffy in this format just a ton of fun.

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