24 episodes

A weekly, episodic discussion of My So-Called Life between Buffering the Vampire Slayer’s Kristin Russo and A Cast of Kings’ Joanna Robinson, coinciding with the show's 25th Anniversary!

The Boiler Room: A My So-Called Life Podcast Joanna Robinson & Kristin Russo

    • TV & Film

A weekly, episodic discussion of My So-Called Life between Buffering the Vampire Slayer’s Kristin Russo and A Cast of Kings’ Joanna Robinson, coinciding with the show's 25th Anniversary!

    0.05: Conversation with Vanessa Bayer

    0.05: Conversation with Vanessa Bayer

    Ahhhhhh, the amazing Vanessa Bayer is here to tell us all about her love for My So-Called Life, her stories about meeting Claire Danes, Jared Leto, and Wilson Cruz, her devastating career loss of the part of Wendy in the 7th grade production of Peter Pan, and her feelings on the musical stylings of 90210's Ray Pruit. WOW. Thank you Vanessa, for these gifts.

    • 56 min
    1.17: Betrayal

    1.17: Betrayal

    Angela is "totally over" Jordan Catalano and what's more, she's high as a kiiiiite she just miiiiiight stop to check you out NA NA NA NA!!! It is the episode that takes us on a ride through the lens of Brian's camcorder and into the backseat of Jordan's car, and oh how we ALL wish we could rewind the tape... but alas, we cannot. Goodbye to clocks ticking, everyone, because here we are at Episode 17: Betrayal. *sob*

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    1.16: Resolutions

    1.16: Resolutions

    It is 1995... and no one told Jordan! As we enter into a brand new year we get an *incredible* gym scene between Rayanne and Sharon, a tutoring match up for the ages with the infamous Brain Krakow, and a stuffed bear making the rounds at Liberty High. On a more serious note, Rickie seeks support and safety after being left behind by his family, and finds some of it in Mr. Katimsky. We also have a heaping serving of Brad Pitt?? It's Episode 16: Resolutions!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    0.04: Conversation with Ingrid Michaelson

    0.04: Conversation with Ingrid Michaelson

    To ring us into 2020, Kristin sat down with her friend Ingrid Michaelson, who was a massive fan of the show, to talk about dying our hair in the 90s, cheating on tests, sneaking late night phone calls from boys, and, of course, our thoughts on Episode 16: Resolutions!

    Joanna & Kristin will be back with a full discussion of Resolutions next Thursday! Happy New Year!

    • 46 min
    1.15: So-Called Angels

    1.15: So-Called Angels

    Rickie is homeless for the holidays, Jordan is lighting candles, Juliana Hatfield is here, and Joanna straight-up *sobs* during our discussion of this episode because... woof. It's a beautiful, heart-wrenching, holiday-themed journey. Let's put all of our ornaments in our hair and close out 2019 with Episode 15: So-Called Angels.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    1.14: On the Wagon

    1.14: On the Wagon

    Rayanne is 33 days sober and wants to be the lead singer of "Between Names," Patty and Amber have conflicting parenting approaches, and Jordan and Angela have broken up but... have they?!?! Also, Danielle is, as always, keeping it loose. We get into a heated discussion about Tootsie Pops and discover some Sesame Street feelings along the way. Welcome to Episode 14: On the Wagon!

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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

IPF19 ,

My favorite podcast

My first and favorite podcast. I love the deep dive into every episode of a truly iconic show.

Cassie K. Bee ,

Fantastic podcast!

I love this podcast! It provides extensive, thoughtful commentary about a show that has always seemed wildly under appreciated. Thanks for the walk down memory lane, and for providing the motivation to do another rewatch of My So-Called Life!

feministlistener ,

Smart 90s nostalgia

I can think of few things more entertaining than the smart, close readings of the perfect show BH two smart, feminist hosts who love the series (and its angst, and Claire’s tears, and the beauty of young Jared Leto) as much as I did. Kristin and Joanna are a great team.

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