Over the Riverdale and through the woods to Thistle House we go! Join hosts Maya and Luke as they cover their favorite stories from the world of pop culture and dissect one of the wildest shows on TV. Every Wednesday, they will break down an episode of Riverdale starting from the series premiere. Every Sunday, they will discuss all things pop culture from celebrity scandals to the latest box office hits.
Chapter Eighty-Two: Back to School
Maya and Luke have returned to discuss what happens when unqualified kids in their 20s return to their privatized high school as teachers...and it's a whole lot of strange decisions. I mean, Archie's wearing a sweatshirt that looks like it says "ERROTIC," Veronica's husband is awkardly sitting in on class, Jughead is *still* a grumpy writer, and Betty is going full-steam with the latest potential murder in Riverdale—her sister's. Lot's to discuss & lots to think about.
Chapter Eighty-One: The Homecoming (Riverdale S05:E05)
Maya and Luke are back again with a recap and discourse on the the latest from Riverdale, now our second episode post-time jump. Barchies have FINALLY gotten the shower sex scene they've been waiting for, we get an appearance from our favorite twins who are growing up so fast, school board meetings, faux-FBI drug raids, debt collectors, and the beginnings of this season's mystery.
Before and After the Time Jump (Riverdale S02:E03/04)
Maya and Luke are back, here to break down the two latests episodes of Riverdale - before and after the time jump. The main four have all gone their separate ways, with their fair share of strange romantic relationships, taxing professional careers, and new trauma, but they are all back to save Riverdale, which has fallen into disrepair over the past seven years. So, of course, there's a lot to talk about.
Riverdale S05:E02 & Golden Globe Nomination Reactions
This week we have a lot to cover. We begin with our reactions to the Golden Globe nominations announcements (03:12), we give our thoughts on Bughead stans being voted the second-worst group on Twitter (29:30), and then it's time to jump into S05:E02 of Riverdale (31:00). Archie is beating things up (AGAIN!), Cheryl is Zooming/poisoning her family members, Veronica is plotting for a hostile takeover of Lodge industries, and Betty and Jughead are doing what they do best—finally getting to the bottom of a mystery...or do they?
Barchie vs. Bughead...Season 5 Riverdale Premiere
Over the past two weeks, tensions in the Riverdale fandom have been rising over the everlasting question: Which ship is endgame, Barchie or Bughead? Hosts Maya and Luke defend themselves after their Twitter controversy, talk about the unknown fan pretending to be Lili Reinhart in an interview with Seventeen, and then dive into the season premiere of Season 5. Maybe we've been so distracting discussing Archie's love life, that we've missed the newest ship...Kaonica!
Our Favorites from 2020
Maya and Luke are back to take a look at 2020 - the music, TV, movies, and niche internet content that has been getting them through the pandemic. Listen for their top five movies/TV shows/podcasts (03:00) with honorable mentions (20:47), top five music artists (26:04) with honorable mentions (41:30), favorite rewatch/reread (44:21), favorite new internet obsession (52:17), biggest pop culture disappointment (56:35). And looking forward to 2021, Maya and Luke discuss what they're looking forward to most (1:03:49) and recomendations for each other in the new year (1:08:16).
Good podcast, but needs more episodes
I was skeptical at first but it’s great!
Fun new podcast!
I love this great new podcast that provides detailed analysis of Riverdale, as well as insight and commentary on other pop culture shows, phenomena, and people. I particularly enjoy the interaction between Maya and Luke, whose banter demonstrates a wonderful combination of youthful whimsy and thoughtful critique. I appreciate how they take joy in the superficial fun of pop culture media and icons while critically assessing its content and messages, at the same time that they don’t take it - or themselves - too seriously. Episode 8, where they discussed Netflix’s “Too Hot to Handle” was a great example of this, and listening to their points of disagreement was especially entertaining. I highly recommend this podcast to listeners of all ages - younger people will find much to relate to and those a bit older will gain insight into youth culture.
Love this podcast
My favorite new podcast! I love that it’s a rewatch podcast to really get into the nitty gritty of the show. And what a perfect show to binge during quarantine!