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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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    • 4.8 • 264 Ratings

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 — 3x13 Waiting in the Wings

    Angel On Top — 3x13 Waiting in the Wings

    Scoobies, the wait is finally over, and it is time for "Waiting in the Wings." That's right, the gang at Angel Investigations is stepping (and tripping) out — and The WB circa 2002 is absolutely buzzing about it. As are 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, and so much more), who just can't get enough of "Giselle." (Psst. That's the ballet they see in this episode of Angel.)

    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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    6.12 Doublemeat Palace

    6.12 Doublemeat Palace

    Beef-flavored vegetables, dumpster sex, and a penis monster surprise can only mean one thing: we have arrived at S6E12: Doublemeat Palace! Please join us for conversation on the fast food industry, our deep love of Halfrek, Spike's fucking OUTFIT, and why the fuck the Slayer is not a paid position (rant #48656332).

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

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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.

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    0.36 Clare Kramer + Fanaddicts!

    0.36 Clare Kramer + Fanaddicts!

    We hung out with the always-wonderful and, of course, splendiferous Clare Kramer! We had so much dang fun talking to her about her new podcast, Fanaddicts (which launches today!), that we decided to put the entire conversation right here in the main feed. A little extra joy for your week, Scoobies!

    We talk about Jenny's deep knowledge on the mating rituals of stoats, Kristin's newfound-love-of-plumbing, Clare's penchant for using Sharpie on her children's arms, and we review our astrological charts — since this podcast remains committed to being as gay as possible. Enjoy!

    FIND CLARE + FANADDICTS

    Clare Kramer on Twitter

    Fanaddicts on Apple Podcasts

    Fanaddicts Website: https://www.wearefanaddicts.com/

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    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: Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs
    Edited by: Kristin Russo

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    JOIN OUR PATREON FAMILY!!
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
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    MERCH, MERCH, MERCH!
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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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Angel On Top — 3x12 Provider

    Angel On Top — 3x12 Provider

    Scoobies, we have been waiting all season, and finally, it is here: Angel Investigations has a paid case. Multiple paid cases, even!' Which is really good news right now, because Daddy Angel has mouths to feed. 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, and so much more) as they discuss "Provider" (AKA "Provider: Daddies All Around"), an episode that begs the question: Has anyone ever actually seen the feature film Money Monster? Because we think it'd look a little like this...

    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.

    0.35: Willow + The Use of Magic

    0.35: Willow + The Use of Magic

    In today's episode we have a more in-depth conversation with Natalie Muskin-Press, taking a deeper look at Willow’s arc with her use of magic in this season. Natalie is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor who has been working in Higher Education for the last 10 years. Prior to that she spent 3 years working in the community providing Intensive OutPatient Treatment to adults and adolescents and running a residential Recovery Home for women. Her work centers on harm reduction with a focus on prevention, intervention, and education.

    This episode will contain spoilers through the end of Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and will also include conversations on themes of substance use, the prison industrial complex, sex work, and mental health.

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    If you are able, please send donations to Project Neighbors, and specifically their Solar Conversion Project at projectneighbors.org!

    If you donate, let us know at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/projectneighbors & you can also enter to win some very fun Buffy prize-bundles.

    TODAY'S GUEST

    Natalie Muskin-Press: @mzbitca

    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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    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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    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    National Harm Reduction Coalition:https://harmreduction.org/

    Drug Policy Alliance:https://drugpolicy.org/

    Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25663669-unbroken-brain?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=dJ1PyVy1xN&rank=1

    North America Syringe Exchange Network:https://www.nasen.org/map/

    The Chicago Recovery Alliance:https://anypositivechange.org/

    Self-Management and Recovery Training:https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/

     

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    6.11 Gone

    6.11 Gone

    A trio of ding-dong boys accidentally turn Buffy invisible but then because they cannot stop yapping they wind up defeated anyway! TYPICAL. We also have Pylon Pudding, dial up internet at the E-Pump, Invisible Ear Lobe Nibbling, Doris the Social Worker and Magic Weed. It is Season 6 Episode 11: Gone!

    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

    Native America Calling: Kokopelli, origins, history and appropriation
    https://nativeamericacalling.com/wednesday-june-5-2019-kokopelli-origins-history-and-appropriation/

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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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

T-reckless ,

This is our new book club!

So happy we found you!
Kristen & Kristine

Ct4673 ,

Went from being my favourite pod to an awful pod

I wish I could give this podcast a 4 or 5 star review but I just can’t :/ I was a huuuge fan of Buffering when they started and were covering the earlier Buffy seasons (1 and 2). I started liking less the podcast when they were covering S3 - The episodes started getting veeeery long (typically over 1h30... for a 44-45 mins TV show), and more importantly for me, the discussion between the 2 hosts went from a "friendly, casual" chat as the listener was a fly listening to 2 friends chatting in a coffee shop to "self-congratulatory, staged, fake-sounding" discussions. I guess my second criticism can be expected given that the podcast became WIDELY popular around that time, but I still find it disappointing.

Lastly - the online community managed by this podcast recently became insanely toxic and that was the last straw for me. So many users on the FB page/group are verbally abusive, using slurs against other users, and insulting users bases on their race, sex and other similar criteria, including Harry Potter houses (pure insanity). I saw a user being intensely bullied because of 1) her skin color 2) her sex 3) the fact that her profile photo was a photo of her House test result on Pottermore (Hufflepuff). I never posted on the FB page/group but simply visiting them made me feel depressed. It’s sad to see that virtual places of gathering, that were (I assume) originally created to celebrate and discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer became never ending toxic holes of negativity, abuse and hatred.

I’ll unsubscribe and will find another Buffy pod.

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.

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