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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 • 363 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*

    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.

    DONATE

    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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    • 1 hr 7 min
    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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    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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    • 1 hr 25 min
    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.

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    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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    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.

    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
363 Ratings

363 Ratings

Pod££542 ,

Getting me through lockdown

This should see me through a few months of daily lockdown walks. Down with the patriarchy and Xander’s problematic entitlement and up with Cordelia.

Unimpressed White Girl ,

YES MORGAN THE DUMBIE HAS ARRIVED

I already adore Buffering and I’m loving the new Angel segment, and now our fave horny Dumbie Morgan is here to stay - this will forever be my fave podcast.
Stay horny guys and stay amped for any and all vamps ❤️❤️❤️

LJ2021 ,

Awesome!

What a great podcast talking about an exceptional show!

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