159 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 • 257 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 42: Motherland: Fort Salem

    Minisode 42: Motherland: Fort Salem

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, in Alder we trust! Vera, Katie, and Livy are witchbombing in Minisode 42: Motherland: Fort Salem. We discuss the rich worldbuilding of this underseen Freeform gem, its huge cast of complex female and non-binary characters, its unique take on witchcraft tropes, awesome sound design, and unabashed queerness. TLDR we’re all General Alder’s biddies! SKA!
    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 19 min
    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…
    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: (@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
    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: (@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
    Tumblr: xenawarriorpodcast.tumblr.com
    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
    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/

    • 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
    ————————————————————————
    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@PonderousLivy)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

Trllz ,

Just what I was looking for!

I’m on season 3 now.

I’d started rewatching Xena and wondered if there was a podcast about the show. I was hoping there would be one with women talking about Xena episode by episode and - boom! Just what I had wished for actually existed.

I love this podcast. I wonder if any of them are still reading the reviews.
Just in case - Thank you all so much for putting so much time into this project. It’s making my third rewatch of Xena a brand new experience, dreamy and inspiring all over again.

France de Atlántida ,

Original Xenites & New Fans will ENJOY!

The intro score is cool, the hostess are entertaining and discuss Xena Warrior Princess from a filmmaker’s angle which wasn’t expected and I’m here for more. The only observation is that at times they trample on each other and is difficult to hear what is being said and of course this happens at the time something important happens and we want to know detail.

Keishie23 ,

Epic!

I didn’t know what to expect but I’m wonderfully surprised 😯. So excited to listen to this all the way through.

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