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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 • 2K 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*

    6.15 As You Were

    6.15 As You Were

    In our last live-taping of the season, Captain Can-Do is BACK and he has a SCAR and he wears GLOVES and a LEATHER VEST and he has a WIFE named Sam and we LOVE HER. Listen, this is the one where Riley comes back to town to find some demon eggs, Buffy is horny for anyone with or without a pulse, and we ruminate on the temperature of vampire penises? You're incredibly welcome, and yes it is S6E15: As You Were.

    Link to the LIVEJOURNAL article that blows the lid right off of this episode, thank you to our listener Stephanie for sharing!
    https://theohara.livejournal.com/162286.html?fbclid=IwAR1qyRfJdabpLiRojDoeLTqNELefP_v1IhbZeRFKW8PhMF84qeRZi2Bdk9A

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

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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 38 min
    Angel On Top — 3x15 Loyalty

    Angel On Top — 3x15 Loyalty

    Remember Holtz and Justine? Well, they're back. Please don't hold that against the episode, because it's otherwise pretty great — just like Mr. Dad! Join your hosts (a couple of goofs) 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 "Loyalty," an episode about, you guessed it: loyalty. And that pesky Nyazian prophecy. (And how "terrible" Wesley looks. Just "awful." You'll hear us talk A LOT about that particular point.)

    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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    • 1 hr 18 min
    6.14 Older and Far Away

    6.14 Older and Far Away

    Ah, it's the annual tradition of marking the birth of Buffy Summers with interdimensional chaos! Halfrek has capitalized on Dawn's wish to keep everyone inside the house, Anya is hoisting a red-shirted boy into the mix (lookout, buddy), there's a demon who uses his sword like a Polly Pocket, Spike has too many muscle cramps to count, and WE LOVE SOPHIE. Yes, that's right — it's S6E14: Older and Far Away.

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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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    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    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!
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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 31 min
    Angel On Top — 3x14 Couplet

    Angel On Top — 3x14 Couplet

    Scoobies, our friends at Angel Investigations are coupling up. Well, some of them are. (Sorry, Angel and Wesley. And Lorne too, though he doesn't seem to have any major issues with it.) Join your hosts (a couple of goofs) 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 "Couplet," an episode about love (both unrequited and requited), tech-savvy tree monsters, and Kristin Russo's muscle-bound archnemesis, the Groosalugg.

    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 37 min
    6.13 Dead Things

    6.13 Dead Things

    If only we could go back in time and be held by the sweet embrace of robot boyfriends, demons on the internet, snake mayors, and bad eggs. Alas, we are here together in Season 6, and today we are discussing Episode 13: Dead Things. Somehow, despite the heaviness of the episode itself, we find ourselves having a LOT to say about one Fatih Lehane, ranting on middle parts and Gen Z, and delighted in sheer horror at what has been done to Buffy's green t-shirt. Join us, we shall journey forth together!

    For a deeper conversation on the heavier themes in today's episode, please see below for information on the conversation between Alba Daza and Jess Clark!

    CW: Sexual Violence, Physical Violence

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    JESS CLARK in Conversation with Alba Daza

    CW: Sexual Violence, Physical Violence

    Listen here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/51142821

    As noted in the intro to today's episode, Producer Alba Daza had a conversation with Jess Clark, doing a deeper dive into the trio's attempted rape and murder of Katrina in this week's episode — examining why Andrew and Jonathan, specifically, seem surprised to hear Katrina call it what it is by name, how the trio is specifically positioned to help us examine toxic masculinity, incel culture, and (of course) the patriarchy.

    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.A massive thank you to both Jess and Alba for having this conversation.

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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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    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    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

    Join us in participating in Hollaback's Bystander Intervention Training here:
    https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/#bystander-stop-harassment

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Daive Reed ,

My absolute favorite rewatch pod

Nothing much to say other than it is a great podcast and if you are a Buffy fan or want to maybe watch for the first time you should definitely listen to this podcast.

andreardzg ,

Sorry mom and dad but

currently I am team Angel on Top

Lauren_Miami ,

Keep Politics Out of It

Man, I hate to rate this podcast so low because I genuinely enjoy the content regarding Buffy itself. Jenny and Kristen have a good dynamic and I love listening to their takes. However, I listen to this podcast to escape and I do not have any desire to be preached to about political issues. If I did, I would listen to a political podcast. This is not the outlet for this information and it’s exhausting to have political correctness and the latest hot-button issue shoved down my throat. Your listeners are perfectly capable of finding the necessary information and do not need to be patronized. Please stick to the show.

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