11 episodes

Do you like to peel back the obvious and examine all the layers of your favorite characters and stories from all types of media? So do we! Join us, Drs. Stacy Watnick and Heather Berberet, a couple of nerdy, queer psychologists, as we put all things pop culture on the therapy couch, explore the joy of storytelling and Free The Squee! Dropping whenever we get a a free hour in our schedules.

Free the Squee Stacy Watnick and Heather Berberet

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Do you like to peel back the obvious and examine all the layers of your favorite characters and stories from all types of media? So do we! Join us, Drs. Stacy Watnick and Heather Berberet, a couple of nerdy, queer psychologists, as we put all things pop culture on the therapy couch, explore the joy of storytelling and Free The Squee! Dropping whenever we get a a free hour in our schedules.

    I'm Chewing Glass About It

    I'm Chewing Glass About It

    Arrgh Fellow Nerds, it be pirate time! 🏴‍☠️ Join us for a special mini episode, where Heather, Stacy and our magical guest Mikayla (aka Younger Spawn) dish the tea on the pirate drama Black Sails. Newly on Netflix, this Starz original show was billed as a gritty prequel to Treasure Island, but it is So. Much. More! Join us as we talk character arcs, queer narratives and Squee quite loudly over Long John Silver....

    • 23 min
    Permission to Squee (Especially in Sweden)

    Permission to Squee (Especially in Sweden)

    Strap in, friends! We’ve got so much to talk about this month, including Cowboy Carter, embracing our fandom selves — past and present, revisiting the 80’s, Heather’s first in the wild fan encounter, and Stacy’s first-time guesting on another podcast. (We’re a poly podcast.) Mostly, we’ve got a lot of squeeing going on....

    • 54 min
    You Can Ship a Ship Ship

    You Can Ship a Ship Ship

    Stacy and Heather revisit a previous squee: The Taylor Swift Eras Tour, and talk about an up and coming new squee, Aliette de Bodard’s The Red Scholar’s Wake. Speaking of squee, it’s time to debrief Gally! There’s a lot to unpack about the world’s largest and longest running Doctor Who Con (and a rather long ribbon roll to boot!) In honor of cherry blossom season we spend some time with Japanese culture. Our Tell and Tell this episode is all about tea and remarkable Japanese tableware. We touch on customs and meaning making, and why it might be okay to...

    • 58 min
    One Ribbon Isn't Enough

    One Ribbon Isn't Enough

    This episode is bigger on the inside as Heather and Stacy talk the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the 2023 Doctor Who Specials, Ncuti Gatwa as the Flirty Doctor (you heard it here first, people!), anticipating Free The Squee’s first appearance at the Gallifrey One Convention, and Heather’s Ode to Verity Podcast. But first, it’s time to get a little serious about cultural gaffs, friendship and making amends. Let’s get going- we’ve got a lot of ground to cover and we left our TARDIS at home....

    • 54 min
    Vampires Are Worth Shin Splints

    Vampires Are Worth Shin Splints

    Hello there fellow nerds, and welcome to our first episode of 2024. Stacy and Heather are joined by the fabulous and brilliant Mikayla, aka Younger Spawn, for some fangirling over Percy Jackson! But before we get there, we talk about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Dolly Parton and her new album, Rockstar. We chat collabs, what it means to cover vs. re-tell a song, and how much voice and context can change meaning. Then, there might be some squeeing over NOLA and a certain vampire. Storytelling weaves this episode together: perspective, meaning making, connection, and how stories become...

    • 39 min
    "Your Zayde Is a Level 20 Archdruid?!?"

    "Your Zayde Is a Level 20 Archdruid?!?"

    Happy Holidays, fellow nerds! Join Heather and Stacy, and our special guest Annette Wierstra! Annette is the Director of Agents of Smooch, another Incomparable Podcast, and we can’t think of anyone better to go round and round with us as we review Round and Round, Hallmark Channel’s latest Hannukah movie! Join us as we schmooze about time loops and tradition, the twists, the turns, and the magic dreidel!...

    • 1 hr 22 min

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