20 episodes

Two friends analyzing characters, plot arcs, and just generally gushing about the most iconic high school show in existence, Degrassi!

The Social Disease - A Degrassi Podcast Jasper & Bridget

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Two friends analyzing characters, plot arcs, and just generally gushing about the most iconic high school show in existence, Degrassi!

    Episode 17 - Season 1: Grade 8 (Ashley, Jimmy, Terri, Spinner, and Paige)

    Episode 17 - Season 1: Grade 8 (Ashley, Jimmy, Terri, Spinner, and Paige)

    Puberty hits its stride with this iconic group of 8th graders who deal with typical adolescent issues such as blowing up condom balloons, giving your friend your Ritalin pills, starting a band, and taking ecstasy! 

    0:00 - Intro

    0:37 - Spinner trying his best 

    12:52 - Terri's struggle with body image and her friendships with Ashley & Paige 

    24:04 - Paige being the most iconic mean girl

    31:18 - Ashley's build up to her fall from grace 

    44:34 - Jashley

    56:21 - Wrapping up season 1 and what's next! 

    • 57 min
    Episode 16 - Season 1: Grade 7 (Emma, Sean, Manny, Toby, JT, and Liberty)

    Episode 16 - Season 1: Grade 7 (Emma, Sean, Manny, Toby, JT, and Liberty)

    The Next Generation starts with a bang as we discuss all aspects of being an awkward middle schooler - overalls, watching porn with friends, periods, first crushes, and the challenges of friendship. 

    0:00 - Intro

    1:40 - JT & Liberty

    6:00 - Liberty being an awkward 7th grader

    14:47 - JT being an obnoxious 7th grader

    26:46 - Toby

    30:07 - Toby's struggles with family and middle school crushes

    42:08 - Emma

    49:32 - Catfishing and activism

    56:15 - Cheerleading and broken friendships 

    1:01:15 - Semma and what's to come

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Degrassi Short - Character Ranking

    Degrassi Short - Character Ranking

    Jasper and Bridget go through every character from The Next Generation through Next Class and rank them into one of six tiers. Listen along to hear our thoughts about every character and why we love, hate, or are incredibly indifferent about them! See the final ranking list on our Twitter @DeSocialDisease

    0:00 - Intro and tier explanation

    3:27 - A-C characters

    18:31 - D-H characters

    33:06 - I-M characters

    49:53 - O-T characters

    1:01:52 - V-Z + leftovers (Alex, Drew, Rasha, Lola, Saad)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 15 - Season 12: High School Sucks, Spend Time Here With People Who Don't (Maya, Cam, Zig, Tristan, and Tori)

    Episode 15 - Season 12: High School Sucks, Spend Time Here With People Who Don't (Maya, Cam, Zig, Tristan, and Tori)

    In the season 12 finale, Jasper and Bridget discuss many hard-hitting issues, such as insecurities, body image, socioeconomic status, first relationships, depression, and suicide. General TW for discussions of self-harm and suicide. You are not alone! 

    0:00 - Intro

    0:55 - Tristan

    4:27 - Catfishing and first kisses

    13:32 - Heart attacks and older brothers

    21:27 - Zig & Tori

    23:47 - Zori and Zig being poor

    34:08 - Cam & Maya's relationship

    38:44 - Maya’s body image

    42:43 - Camaya and love triangles

    54:05 - Cam’s depression (TW discussions of suicide, self-harm, and depression)

    1:03:32 - Build up to Cam's death

    1:16:16 - Cam’s death & his impact on others

    1:27:29 - Impact on Maya & Zig

    1:39:16 - Season 12 final thoughts

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 14 - Season 12: Diabetes Is Worse Than Crack? (Katie, Jake, Marisol, and Mo)

    Episode 14 - Season 12: Diabetes Is Worse Than Crack? (Katie, Jake, Marisol, and Mo)

    An iconic squad of friends have a very tumultuous senior year, including goth makeovers, diabetes, Vegas trips, and perhaps the best graduation in Degrassi history? General trigger warning in the Katie segment for discussions of the Katie/Drew rape controversy. 

    0:00 - Intro

    0:56 - Marisol & Mo

    3:53 - Marimo & friendship

    13:13 - Whisperhug

    18:04 - Katie & Jake (TW discussions of rape and sexual assault)

    27:24 - Drew & Katie controversy and breakup

    44:37 - Katie's transformation & Jatie

    49:02 - Vegas & wrapping up Katie's character arc

    59:46 - Jake

    1:04:04 - Class of season 12 & closing thoughts

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 13 - Season 12: The Liar, The Bitch, and Her Slutty Wardrobe (Drew, Bianca, Adam, and Becky)

    Episode 13 - Season 12: The Liar, The Bitch, and Her Slutty Wardrobe (Drew, Bianca, Adam, and Becky)

    Teen weddings, head injuries, and rebelling against conservative religious parents are all surprisingly great character developments in the season 12 arcs of Drew, Bianca, Adam, and Becky! 

    0:00 - Intro

    0:21 - Adam & Becky

    6:04 - Becky's growth through the play and religion

    19:42 - Beckdam

    27:53 - Adam's disappearing act and development

    32:27 - Drew & Bianca

    38:58 - Drianca

    44:16 - Bianca's development and relationship with Audra

    51:32 - Engagement and Vegas

    56:03 - Drew's development 

    1:04:57 - Closing thoughts

    • 1 hr 7 min

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