158 episodes

Xena: Warrior Podcast is a weekly show where three film school grads (Vera, Katie, and Livy) over-analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess. This 90’s classic deserves more critical attention and appreciation within the television canon, and that’s where we come in. Watch along with us as we revisit Xena from the beginning.

Xena: Warrior Podcast Xena: Warrior Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 244 Ratings

Xena: Warrior Podcast is a weekly show where three film school grads (Vera, Katie, and Livy) over-analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess. This 90’s classic deserves more critical attention and appreciation within the television canon, and that’s where we come in. Watch along with us as we revisit Xena from the beginning.

    Minisode 41: Twin Peaks

    Minisode 41: Twin Peaks

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the owls are not what they seem! Vera, Katie, and Livy are rocking out at the Roadhouse for Minisode 41: Twin Peaks. We discuss the original 1990 show, David Lynch’s unjustly maligned follow-up film Fire Walk With Me (which just might be the key to everything), and the remarkable anti-revival revival, the Showtime series Twin Peaks: The Return. Plus: the long shadow of Laura Palmer, the primal images and sound design of David Lynch, visions of BOB in a New Hampshire cabin, the greatest promotional tie-in book ever, a defense of Dougie, and OMG Episode 8! We’ll see you again in twenty-five years. Meanwhile…
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    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@LivTarcov)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 2 hr 22 min
    Minisode 40: Xenite Retreat 2022!

    Minisode 40: Xenite Retreat 2022!

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST: bow down, bitches! Vera, Katie, and Livy are back from camp in Minisode 40: Xenite Retreat 2022! We discuss the long-awaited return of this unique Xena-themed gathering and give a rundown of our many adventures there, including meeting crusader for better queer storytelling Katherine Fugate, attending the West Coast premiere of Xena: Warrior Musical, and best of all, getting to hang out with so many amazing Xenites. Plus: Vera becomes Hades 2, Katie discovers a special talent, and Livy has a celebrity encounter with Baby Roe!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
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    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@LivTarcov)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Minisode 39: Yellowjackets

    Minisode 39: Yellowjackets

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, buzz buzz buzz! Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about one of our favorite new TV shows in Minisode 39: Yellowjackets. We discuss the unique storytelling of Showtime’s blockbuster genre hybrid, the tremendous performances, the vivid evocation of high school in the 90s, the note-perfect needle drops, and how deftly this show avoids falling into the mystery box trap. Plus: our own high school sports careers, Vera finally appreciates Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci, who’s going to join the cult, and cannibalism galore!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/xenawarriorpodcast
    Twitter: @xenawarriorpod
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    Facebook: facebook.com/xenawarriorpodcast
    Instagram: instagram.com/xenawarriorpodcast
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    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@LivTarcov)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Minisode 38: Xena Did It First

    Minisode 38: Xena Did It First

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, move over necessity, Xena is the new mother of invention! Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss Xena’s many historic accomplishments in Minisode 38: Xena Did It First. We pick our favorite Xena inventions, from TV CPR to centaur cesarean sections to Caesar himself (maybe not her proudest moment). Even Gabs gets in on the action, inventing tap dancing and writing both the Iliad and the Bible. We have these ladies to thank for basically all of world history! Plus: we talk about some of the pop culture currently making us happy including Yellowjackets, West Side Story, Hawkeye, Scream, and more!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/xenawarriorpodcast
    Twitter: @xenawarriorpod
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    Facebook: facebook.com/xenawarriorpodcast
    Instagram: instagram.com/xenawarriorpodcast
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    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@PonderousLivy)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 41 min
    Minisode 37: My Life is Murder (The One With Renee)

    Minisode 37: My Life is Murder (The One With Renee)

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, reunited and it feels so good! Vera, Katie, and Livy are very thankful for Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor in Minisode 37: My Life is Murder (The One With Renee). We’re discussing the big episode, you know the one! It’s a family affair, with Michael Hurst in the director’s seat, Renee’s son joining his mom in front of the camera, and a whole lot of cameos, subtext references, and secret messages just for us! Plus: we’re also talking about Lucy and Renee on Tiny Kitchen Cook-Off, where they see their reflection in a tiny pile of nachos!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/xenawarriorpodcast
    Twitter: @xenawarriorpod
    Tumblr: xenawarriorpodcast.tumblr.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/xenawarriorpodcast
    Instagram: instagram.com/xenawarriorpodcast
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    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@PonderousLivy)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 53 min
    Minisode 36: Xena vs. Buffy Deathmatch!

    Minisode 36: Xena vs. Buffy Deathmatch!

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s the match of the century! Vera, Katie, and Livy enter the ring for Minisode 36: Xena vs. Buffy Deathmatch! Join us as we referee a series of match-ups that will test our fannish loyalties and our hearts! Who will win when Joxer meets Xander? When Callisto meets Faith? When Gabs meets Willow? Waaaaaah, don’t make us choose!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/xenawarriorpodcast
    Twitter: @xenawarriorpod
    Tumblr: xenawarriorpodcast.tumblr.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/xenawarriorpodcast
    Instagram: instagram.com/xenawarriorpodcast
    ————————————————————————
    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@PonderousLivy)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

Peen820 ,

Late to discover the podcast

Long time Xenite but I only discovered this podcast recently and it is the only thing that gets me through my very awful commute. I took film classes so hearing opinions from a film educated point of view is so valuable and I love how the hosts have such a good time doing these. Ive become a big fan I just wish I didn’t discover this so many years after its inception.

fallpartykate ,

Love it

Listening in 2021 and I love it! I'm half way through s4 right now

MC Hamlet ,

The Gift of the Gab!

I’m a late-blooming Xenite (totally passed me by in my early adolescence in the late 90s) and a late-blooming lesbian (maybe wouldn’t have been so late if I’d seen Xena at 13) and I am just here for all of this! I can’t find anyone in my circle who is willing to obsess a little over this amazing show, so this is like curling up on the couch with some fellow nerds, and I’m just so appreciative! Too bad I didn’t find this podcast in its early days: I would have volunteered my services as the resident Dr. Pepper of History. I’m not a Classicist, but I taught Western Civ many times, so…good enough. Thanks, ladies, for putting this out in the world.

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