Dr. Chrisha Anderson and Catherine McKenna process feelings surrounding the fandom's emotional rollercoaster of Supernatural coming to an end. Join us for fangirling, fun, and feels as we process and theorize our way through the final season of the longest science fiction/genre show in American television history! Special thanks and credit to our amazing contributors: Logo: Gio_Gui Music: VooDooBlooze Editing: Chris Anderson, Catherine McKenna Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is intended to be for entertainment and educational purposes only. It should never be used in place of advice given by a mental health or medical professional or as a substitute for mental health treatment. If you're struggling with a mental health issue, please seek professional help.
42.3: Deconstructing "Carry On" - From Dean's Funeral to the Bridge Reunion
*CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses and analyzes "Carry On," starting at Dean's funeral and ending at the bridge reunion. We are including chapter markers in this episode so that you can skip moments that may be too difficult. There are no audio...
42.2: Deconstructing "Carry On" - The Barn and Dean's Death Scene
*CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses and analyzes "Carry On," starting with a discussion of the barn setting and including the entirety of Dean's death scene. We are including chapter markers in this episode so that you can skip moments that may be too difficult. There are no audio clips in this episode, as we feel that they could be triggering. Please take care of yourselves, friends.*
In this episode, Chrisha and Catherine discuss the barn set and its connection to Season 4's "Heaven and Hell" before approaching Dean's death scene and the dialogue between him and Sam. Pulling out key lines of dialogue, they discuss the implications of what each the brothers said.
Links from discussion:
The Barn Set & "Heaven and Hell": https://twitter.com/NorthernSprw/status/1346493443321831428?s=20Vampire Queer Coding & "Carry On": https://404dumbitch.tumblr.com/post/640381858210807808/the-most-hated-film-of-its-time
42.1: Deconstructing "Carry On" - From Recap to Vamp Fight
*CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses and analyzes "Carry On" up to and including the vampire fight, but prior to Dean's death. We are including chapter markers in this episode so that you can skip moments that may be too difficult. There are no audio clips in this episode, as we feel that they could be triggering. Please take care of yourselves, friends.*
In this episode, Chrisha and Catherine break down the structure and content of "Carry On" in order to analyze why, exactly, the episode didn't work: how it deviates from the trajectory of S15, and how it conflicts with established canon. They also discuss the visual cues scattered throughout the episode that seem to indicate there may be an altered reality of some sort at play throughout the finale.
Links from discussion:
Corelli Pizza Info: https://naruhearts.tumblr.com/post/173616333026/thedogsled-prairiedust-spnjohnlocked Supernatural Beer Info: https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/167499752865/hey-what-are-your-tags-for-beersign-meta-thanksVampire Queer Coding & "Carry On": https://404dumbitch.tumblr.com/post/640381858210807808/the-most-hated-film-of-its-time
41: Announcing "Reclaiming Supernatural"
In this episode of The Fangirl Business, Chrisha and Catherine talk about their upcoming project, "Reclaiming Supernatural," a rewatch with a twist that will start back at season one. They also discuss their next steps, which includes a final deconstruction, analysis, and rejection of the series finale, "Carry On," using a literary lens.
40: State of the Fandom - Post Finale Edition
*S15E20 SPOILERS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE*
Chrisha and Catherine are back with an all-new State of the Fandom (SotF) episode, after a much needed haitus! In this podcast, they discuss this transitional period for the fandom and their own personal journeys post Supernatural's finale, and they hint at what's coming next for The Fangirl Business!
CONTENT WARNING: While it is not the focus, this episode does touch upon the series finale for Supernatural, and briefly mentions some of the triggers from it.
39: "Carry On" - Pain, Trauma, and Processing
*S15E20 SPOILERS BELOW*In their overview of Supernatural’s finale, Chrisha and Catherine discuss their personal reactions and the many triggers embedded within the narrative.Note: There are no audio clips in this episode of The Fangirl Business.CONTENT...
I'm honestly struggling to write this succinctly enough for an iTunes review, so please, understand that I could address every single minute of the episode after the finale, but I just wanted to let you know that the moment at about minute 48, when you mention people who are struggling, and don't even really understand why they're struggling, because they're still in the feelings mode, and can't articulate it....I feel like I let out this huge exhale when I heard that. It's interesting/anxiety-provoking to have such huge feelings and not feel like you've been really heard, because you don't have the tools or feel comfortable enough with peers to really get into it. Even now, I'm having trouble processing the 1. utter wrongness of that episode, 2. my personal emotions over it, and 3. the absolute whirlwind that has been fandom since episode 18. I'm exhausted and I guess it was just so great to hear that we aren't all victims of some mass hallucination. Please take care of yourselves. You are doing a great, and important service to this fandom.
I love the brilliant character insight & great literary critique of this show. Their love of all aspects of SPN is apparent & a joy to spend time listening to. They so have such revelatory & smart convos that incorporate all 14+ years of SPN. I just wanna say thanks for all their thoughtful work on this.
Best podcast ever
I love this podcast. The knowledge and love for Supernatural is so evident in how Catherine and Chrisha discuss the episodes. They dive in to the characters. They keep me thinking about different points of views to these characters that I love. They also make me laugh, then cry, then laugh again!! Thank you. Also I love the final minutes of each episodes. Outtakes are my favorite.