SnarkNotes is a classic "Keli-Alice mess around" where literary analysis meets pop culture references with a side of snark and a bottle of wine. Since the beginning of their friendship, Keli and Alice have found themselves off in the corner of every movie or wine night intensely discussing a random topic that no one else seems to care about. SnarkNotes was born when they decided to foist their literature and pop culture related ramblings onto the world. So please enjoy this monthly podcast where the hosts discuss everything from the merits of a socially awkward Mr. Darcy to why finding a boyfriend with a crow-and-smoke aesthetic is so difficult. Topics will range from literature to television to movies, but the nerdiness and sarcasm will be constant. Spoilers abound!
S3 E9: Get Out
In today's episode, Keli and Alice discuss the social commentary and symbolism of Get Out. Keli forgets about Posh Kenneth. Alice reads to much into Froot Loops.
S3 E8: Disclosure and Trans Representation
Trans rights are human rights. In our latest episode we talk about Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen and discuss the importance of trans representation. We also rant about J.K. Rowling's transphobia. (Because we had to.) Word of warning: our audio got a little messed up when we were recording. (Even more than normal.) We still don't know what happened, but we're blaming J.K. Rowling. She's a dark wizard.
S3 E7: Mindy Kaling
How much do we love Mindy Kaling? Let us count the ways! This episode is dedicated to one of our all-time favorite creators: the woman who taught us the importance of soupsnakes and having confidence in who you are. Join us while we fangirl.
S3 E6: Fictional Female Friendships
More often than not pop culture fails at its depiction of female friendships. The creators of Sex and the City and Girls want us to view their characters as "BFFs" and "Squad Goals", but don't seem to know what real friendships actually entail. Join Keli and Alice as they talk about good and bad examples of fictional female friendships and ask that age-old, unanswered question: why are these people even friends?
S3 E5: You
The time has come to talk about You. (Not you, specifically. Sorry! But You the little-watched Liftetime series turned Netflix hit.) Over the course of two seasons, You has crafted a fascinating phycological thriller that turns the typical boy meets girl romance on its head. Join Keli and Alice as they talk about all the things that make this show compelling, including Penn Badgley's willingness to lean into his Gossip Girl roots, and his refusal to let the internet romanticize his character.
S3 E4: Red, White & Royal Blue
Looking for a good romance, but can't be expected to date right now? Keli and Alice have the answer! Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! (It's the classic story of boy meets other boy, boy hates other boy, boy pushes other boy into a cake.) Join Keli and Alice as they talk about everything that makes this romance great and the importance of a happily ever after.
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