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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*

    7.05 Selfless

    7.05 Selfless

    We are BACK, the year is 2022, and everything is coming up Anya. We go deeper into understanding Anya's origins and past then ever before, we get a brilliantly horrible CGI spider, Kristin dubs the frat house "Murdercrombie" (did she miss the perfect opportunity to say "Murdercrombie and Witch" — yes, she did) and Jenny expounds on what it means when you call someone "Lemon Drop." We hope that someday we get a spin-off show at the Vengeance Demon Offices, but until that time we will revel in one of our favorite episodes: Selfless!

    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 

    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo: Kristine Thune

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    MUSIC

    "Selfless" was written by Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo and produced by Jenny Owen Youngs

    Vocals by Sam Barbera (as Anya) and Bess Rogers (as Willow)

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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, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

    Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    7.04 Help

    7.04 Help

    Buffy is using all of her slayer know-how to be a guidance counselor at the new Sunnydale High and it seems that, as many might have anticipated, those two skill sets do not have significant overlap — though she is great at sharpening pencils. Spike is still feeling very very sad in the basement, Zachary Ty Bryan is here to remind us that boys (in robes) will be boys (in robes), and Cassie's death hits the Scooby gang hard because... what do you do if you know you can't help?

    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 

    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo: Kristine Thune

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    Join us on Patreon:
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
    patreon.com/bufferingcast

    Scoop up all of the Patriarchy-Smashing, Buffy Merch you need:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

    Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

    Want to read more about the history of "Land of the Free"? Here you go:
    https://the-avocado.org/2021/06/29/history-thread-propaganda-and-poppycock/

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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, Morgan, 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
    7.03 Same Time, Same Place

    7.03 Same Time, Same Place

    Today's episode was taped LIVE and both of us were in the same place at the same time ...to talk about Season 7 Episode 3, "Same Time, Same Place"! HOW NOVEL. Will there be Gnarl impressions? Yes. Will we re-enact the entire scene between Willow and Anya with their sexy candles? Pretty much. Will we get weepy in the end when, as always, chosen family holds strong? Damn right.

    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 

    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo: Kristine Thune

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    Join us on Patreon:
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
    patreon.com/bufferingcast

    Scoop up all of the Patriarchy-Smashing, Buffy Merch you need:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

    Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

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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, Morgan, 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 20 min
    0.40 Seeing Red & "The Monster Myth"

    0.40 Seeing Red & "The Monster Myth"

    This is a re-airing of "Seeing Red & 'The Monster Myth,'" which originally aired in our Patreon feed alongside Buffy's S6E19: "Seeing Red"

    We've chosen to re-air this episode in the main feed the week after Season 7's second episode, "Beneath You," to double down on the conversation surrounding accountability, and on the nuance that exists when there is a pre-existing intimate relationship that has to be navigated in the context of harm. You’ll hear Jess talk about those who share childcare responsibilities, finances, and in other ways still have to rely on the person who has harmed them, and also hear us speak to the importance of letting the person harmed — in this case Buffy — dictate the terms of the relationship.

    Content Warning: Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Rape
    This episode contains spoilers through the end of Buffy Season 7

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    We are in conversation with Jess Clark, who today joins Alba Daza and Kristin Russo to foster a space for much-needed and nuanced conversation on Spike's sexual assault of Buffy as depicted in S6E19's "Seeing Red."

    We explore how media has historically shaped what we anticipate and assume about sexual assault, how this episode upends some of those tropes, and how the episode's depiction and the larger arc between Spike and Buffy can be used as a lens to explore much more beyond Sunnydale.

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    This episode was produced & hosted by Alba Daza, Jess Clark,& Kristin Russo

    Find Alba Daza on Instagram @alba.daza; albadaza.com 

    Jess Clark is the Prevention Manager at Solace Crisis Treatment Center (a rape crisis center) in Santa Fe, NM and a consultant for Catharsis Productions out of Chicago. He has been doing sexual violence prevention for a decade and his work focuses on increasing youth capacity to interrogate systems of oppression, exploring queer/trans masculinites as a site of violence prevention, and supporting organizations in better serving transgender communities through policies and best practices.

    Find Kristin Russo on Twitter & Instagram @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

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

    Listen to today's episode of Angel On Top in their new feed:
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/angelontop

    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo Design by: Kristine Thune
    Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

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    If you are able, please donate to Survived & Punished: survivedandpunished.org 

    Survived & Punished is a prison abolition organization. We believe that prisons, detention centers, all forms of law enforcement, and punitive prosecution are rooted in systems of violence, including racial, anti-trans/queer, sexual, and domestic violence. Our work specifically focuses on criminalized survivors to raise awareness about the integrated relationship between systems of punishment and the pervasiveness of gender violence. We aim to initiate mass defense projects that will free all survivors, which would require the abolition of prisons and other systems of punishment.

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    Further Reading / Papers Referenced by Alba & Jess in episode
    Bullying Perpetration and Subsequent Sexual Violence Perpetration Among Middle School Students
    The Undetected Rapist
    American Perceptions of Sexual Violence 

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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, Morgan, 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 9 min
    7.02 Beneath You

    7.02 Beneath You

    From Beneath You, This Episode Devours.
    That's it, that's the whole description.

    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 

    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo: Kristine Thune

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    Check out our Live Taping of 7.03 Same Time, Same Place:
    momenthouse.com/bufferingthevampireslayer

    Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

    Join us on Patreon:
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    + Sign up for this season's Secret Slayer Gift Exchange + Jólabókaflóð!
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/58810365

    Scoop up all of the Patriarchy-Smashing, Buffy Merch you need:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

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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, Morgan, 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 22 min
    Angel On Top — 4.01 Deep Down

    Angel On Top — 4.01 Deep Down

    This is the very last time that Angel On Top will air in the Buffering feed, so please subscribe to them using the links below so that you can continue listening!!

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    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/angel-on-top/id1383009934

    LINKTREE WITH OTHER POD APPS: https://linktr.ee/angelontop

    We'd love it if you left a review on iTunes for them, as it is the first time LaToya & Morgan have their own feed and get see your support :)

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    Scoobies, we are back... and better than ever? The latter can neither be confirmed nor denied, but the former is so, so true. (And in our own feed.) Angel on Top continues its spoiler-free dissection of all things exclusively Angel the series -- and rivalry with all things Buffering the Vampire Slayer -- with our coverage of Angel Season 4. And it all begins with the Season 4 premiere, the  very appropriately titled "Deep Down." So join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan Lutich (AKA the Cordelia and Fred of the Bufferingverse, AKA the Gunn Squad, and so much more), alongside special guest-slash-nemesis Kristin Russo, as they begin (deep) down the road of a new season of both Angel the series and Angel on Top.

    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 28 min

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