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Ever had something you love dismissed because it’s “just” pop culture? What others might deem stupid shit, you know matters. You know it’s worth talking and thinking about. So do we. We're Tracie and Emily, two sisters who think a lot about a lot of things. From Twilight to Ghostbusters, Harry Potter to the Muppets, and wherever pop culture takes us, come overthink with us as we delve into our deep thoughts about stupid shit. 

Deep Thoughts About Stupid Sh*t Tracie Guy-Decker & Emily Guy Birken

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Ever had something you love dismissed because it’s “just” pop culture? What others might deem stupid shit, you know matters. You know it’s worth talking and thinking about. So do we. We're Tracie and Emily, two sisters who think a lot about a lot of things. From Twilight to Ghostbusters, Harry Potter to the Muppets, and wherever pop culture takes us, come overthink with us as we delve into our deep thoughts about stupid shit. 

    Deep Thoughts about The Last Unicorn

    Deep Thoughts about The Last Unicorn

    Send us a Text Message.Magic! Do as you will!Tracie brings her deep thoughts about the 1982 animated film The Last Unicorn, a lesser-known but beloved part of the traumatizing 80s movie canon. With gorgeous animation–the studio went on to become Studio Ghibli–this film tells an odd story about how mortality allows us to feel regret and reminds us there are no happy endings because there are no endings. Tracie and Emily’s conversation ranges from sublime (the gendered nature of power) to the r...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Deep Thoughts about Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Deep Thoughts about Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Send us a Text Message.In the words of David Cassidy, in fact, while he was still with The Partridge Family, I think I love you…Join us this week as Tracie and Emily revisit the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral that they first saw in the theater together. Not only did this film launch Guy girls’ long-standing fixation on Hugh Grant, the floppy-haired embodiment of the word diffident, but it also tells a nuanced and progressive (for the early 90s) story of gay romance, subverts the ...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Deep Thoughts about King Kong with William Patrick Day

    Deep Thoughts about King Kong with William Patrick Day

    Send us a Text Message.Was it beauty that killed the beast? Or was it capitalism…aided by airplanes?On this week’s episode of Deep Thoughts, Tracie and Emily welcome Oberlin Professor Pat Day to talk about the ape, the myth, the movie legend: King Kong. Prof. Day walks us through how the original filmmakers in 1933 used new technology (A musical score! Claymation! The newly-built Empire State building!) to critique how technology destroys nature. The conversation covers all three versions of ...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Deep Thoughts about Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Deep Thoughts about Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Send us a Text Message.We’re not bad…we’re just drawn that way!In this episode, Emily brings her deep thoughts about a marvel of innovation and animation: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?This 1988 film, a self-conscious mashup of three different animation studios’ styles and the film-noir of the Chinatown films, is a unique vehicle for a conversation about the ways in which art begets art. It also leads to some musings on options for reviving old stories (or genres) in ways that don’t perpetuate old ...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Deep Thoughts about Dirty Dancing (Patron Exclusive) TEASER

    Deep Thoughts about Dirty Dancing (Patron Exclusive) TEASER

    Send us a Text Message.Now I had the time of my life…revisiting this classic!In today’s special patrons-only bonus episode, Tracie dives deep into the unexpected hit film Dirty Dancing. Join the sisters as they unpack Eleanor Bergstein’s very intentional and subversive storytelling that made abortion integral to the plot (which surprised the heck out of college-aged Emily when she realized the abortion subplot had sailed over her head as a kid). Though we still don’t know why it’s bad to put ...

    • 13 min
    Deep Thoughts About Event Horizon with Scott Kenemore

    Deep Thoughts About Event Horizon with Scott Kenemore

    Send us a Text Message.Hell is only a word…This week on Deep Thoughts, the sisters welcome best-selling horror novelist (and Emily’s fellow Kenyon alum) Scott Kenemore to discuss the 1997 cult classic Event Horizon starring Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne. The wide-ranging discussion moves from the meaning of cosmic horror to the importance of intent when creating new technology to the satisfying dichotomy of advanced spacecraft bringing humans to their ancient fears. Much like the movie, th...

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Kyle L-M ,

Hilarious and insightful

I’ve now listened to every episode of this podcast and have enjoyed each one! If you love or hate The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, Twilight, Muppets from Space, and Harry Potter, you HAVE to check out this podcast. I’ve laughed out loud every single time!

Rachel Jimenez ,

Great podcast!

Ever find yourself thinking deeply about subjects that no one else seems to care about? You’re not alone. This podcast was made for you! I love the all encompassing look Emily and Tracie take on things most people just see at the surface. This podcast will really make you think.

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