137 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, 205 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 20: Legend of the Seeker

    Minisode 20: Legend of the Seeker

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, command us, mistress! Vera, Katie, and Livy journey to the Midlands in Minisode 20: Legend of the Seeker. We deep-dive into RenPix’s mid-aughts return to syndicated fantasy television, discussing our favorite episodes, the Ayn Randian source material, the gorgeous visuals (especially SLO-MO KAHLAN HAIR) and the many Xena actors and directors involved in bringing Seeker to the screen. Plus: you always need a funny wizard, Panis Rahl is a dick, Cara confessions, do the Mord-Sith work at Club Vandersexxx?, Shota’s Pool Parties, Vera’s Craig problem, and all hail King Bees, buzz buzz!
    The power, the passion, the podcast!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    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/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Minisode 19: The Power of Vidding

    Minisode 19: The Power of Vidding

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we live to vid! Vera, Katie, and Livy are exploring every aspect of fanvids and vidding in Minisode 19: The Power of Vidding. We journey through the history of vidding from Star Trek slideshows to VCR vidding to the digital revolution to Instagram edits, not to mention our own vidding histories (or in Livy’s case, lack thereof). We discuss how a good vid combines source video and a song to create a brand-new art object with its own argument and narrative. Vidders-in-residence Katie and Vera discuss their individual processes and favorite vidding techniques, plus they give an inside look into the making of two of their recent Xena vids. QED: vids are the greatest and you should watch them!
    The power, the passion, the podcast!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    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/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Minisode 18: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    Minisode 18: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, malakas! Vera, Katie, and Livy explore Ancient Greece through the eyes of superhuman assassin Kassandra in Minisode 18: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the video game with major Xena vibes that is helping us survive quarantine. We discuss the queer romances, the historical realism, the immersive worldbuilding, the unexpected bursts of comedy, and the woman at the center of it all whose muscular arms can move mountains, mountains she climbs and jumps off. Plus: we finally understand Xena’s flipping, gender neutral armor, Livy wants to bang Socrates, Vera the drachmillionaire, Chikaros!, a special appearance by Lana del Rey, and... the Cheetos game?
    The power, the passion, the podcast!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    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 4 min
    Minisode 17: Xena Comics (Road Warrior)

    Minisode 17: Xena Comics (Road Warrior)

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s time for some comic relief! Vera, Katie, and Livy are dipping their toes into the exciting world of Xena comics in Minisode 17: Xena Comics (Road Warrior), in which we talk about the new run of Dynamite comics and the VERY IMPORTANT PANELS the fandom wholeheartedly embraced. We discuss our own (limited!) history with comics, how supplementary media factors into the ‘what is canon’ debate, and the awesomeness of opening up the world of Xena to female and non-binary creatives. Plus: Zo-Zo, the inevitable Virgil comics, and Virtual Xenite Retreat has our hearts forever!
    The power, the passion, the podcast!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    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/

    • 56 min
    Minisode 16: Gentleman Jack

    Minisode 16: Gentleman Jack

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, put on your top hats, sink your coal pits, and be sure to pack your largest thermometers! Vera, Katie, and Livy are off to Yorkshire in Minisode 16: Gentleman Jack. We discuss all things Anne Lister: the historical figure, her coded diaries, the academic who decrypted them, and the HBO/BBC period drama that brought her trailblazing story to life. Plus: Anne the capitalist, what a time this was for lewks, so many Ann(e)s, the swagger, crumpet acting, queer Outlander, British actors Vera hates, A Touch of Cloth, and our favorite cosplay guessing game: are you Gentleman Jack or are you the Babadook?
    The power, the passion, the podcast!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    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/

    • 47 min
    Minisode 15: Seven of Nine

    Minisode 15: Seven of Nine

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, resistance is futile! Vera, Katie, and Livy are assimilated and loving it in Minisode 15: Seven of Nine. In another of our special minisodes no one asked for, we discuss our newest obsession, our fannish histories with the Star Trek franchise, how Seven is the quarantine heroine we deserve, and the evolution of the character from Voyager to Picard. Plus: the many parallels between Janeway/Seven and Xena/Gabs, is Seven’s catsuit problematic?, Janeway’s ‘up hair,’ the Bërg, our first celebrity encounters, Seven vs. Six, and BJAYZL!!!
    The power, the passion, the podcast!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    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
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

AKgrl4evr ,

Great Podcast

If you are a first time watcher or a long time fan of Xena this is the podcast for you. The amount of analysis that is done is amazing. Keep up the great work!

P.S
It seems like you all are a fan of the show Spartacus and I would love a podcast of you all reviewing that show.

VampireCookies ,

Katie’s Voice is Like Melted Chocolate

My gf recommended this podcast months ago when she started getting into the Xena fandom. It’s been years since I’ve dipped my toes into all of the glorious Xena craziness, but listening to this has been a fantastic trip down memory lane! The commentary is so engaging and insightful. There’s so many layers and complexities to the show that these gals discuss that I wasn’t even aware of. It’s a great way to keep me laughing on my commute to and from work, and anything that helps my road rage during traffic hour is always appreciated. I’d highly recommended this podcast to any Xena fan, be they subtexters, shippers, or even Joxer enthusiasts. (P.S. Katie could read the phone book and I’d still subscribe to this podcast. Keep up the great work.) 😘

PaulD2014 ,

New appreciation for one of my favorite shows

I recently discovered this podcast and love it. The insightful commentary has made me think new thoughts, and brought new life to one of my favorite shows. Xena Warrior Podcast, “you brought the world back to us.” (Xena, When Fates Collide) (Xena said it first)

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