144 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 • 220 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 27: Fins, Femmes, and Fractions

    Minisode 27: Fins, Femmes, and Fractions

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the data tells the story! Vera, Katie, and Livy are crunching the numbers in Minisode 27: Fins, Femmes, and Fractions. We re-evaluate an episode of Xena we’ve never given many kudos to, based on the rating system devised by two of our generous patrons! Will we appreciate it more if the data supports it? We’ll see! Plus: objectivity and subjectivity, cold nineties lipstick, how does math work?, are we evaluating Xena or are we evaluating ourselves?, Xena forever!, and this episode of the podcast is brought to you by De Beers!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
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    Twitter: @xenawarriorpod
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    Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)
    Katie: (@katetocci)
    Livy: (@PonderousLivy)
    Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_Hawk_and_a_Hacksaw/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Minisode 26: Resident Evil

    Minisode 26: Resident Evil

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, ZOMBIIEEE-EEEE-EEE! Vera, Katie, and Livy sink their teeth into Minisode 26: Resident Evil. We discuss the video games that started it all, the surprisingly still good original film, the fantastic early aughts trend of mid-budget female asskicker movies, all the iconic setpieces, lewks, characters, and femslash ships. Then: we talk about some of the horror films and TV we’ve been watching this spooky season! Plus: under my umbrellaaaa, our little hellhound, no one wears a napkin like Milla Jovovich, Darren Q. Aronovsky, Nineties sticky-up hair, and Scooby Doo it is!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xenawarriorpodcast 
    iTunes: http://apple.co/2f0NAIM
    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/

    • 52 min
    Minisode 25: Spartacus

    Minisode 25: Spartacus

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, kill them all! Vera, Katie, and Livy enter the arena with Minisode 25: Spartacus. Don’t judge this Starz show by its bawdy bloody reputation -- it’s a modern TV classic that combines the best of Xena and Buffy. We discuss Spartacus’s grand ambitions, its distinctive visual look, its deeply human characters, and its playful use of language to evoke the past. Also: did we mention Lucy Lawless is there, giving her most indelible performance since Xena? Plus: the House of Batiatus just trying to do their best, Vera’s gladiator facts, the Beast of New York, Rob Tapert’s continuing love of floaty fabrics, Bury Some But Not All of Your Gays, Downton Abbey and Spartacus are the same show?, another memorable crucifixion from Renpix, and SLO MOOOOOOOO.
    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 23 min
    Minisode 24: Our 25 Favorite Xena Things!

    Minisode 24: Our 25 Favorite Xena Things!

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Happy Xenaversary!!! Vera, Katie, and Livy are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sins of the Past in Minisode 24: Our 25 Favorite Xena Things! In which we make a very scientific list of all things we love about Xena, including Xena’s murder smile, Gabrielle’s plot-motivated haircut, SPLISH SPLASH, patented soft voice, BOOB TOUCHES, doppelgangers, ABS, the way Xena says ‘Ares,’ flipping it out, and GOONS! Happy 25th!!!
    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/

    • 51 min
    Minisode 23: Killing Eve

    Minisode 23: Killing Eve

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, sorry baby! Vera, Katie, and Livy are dressed to kill in Minisode 23: Killing Eve. We discuss all three seasons of the hit BBC America series, a genre-bending boundary-busting queer feminist comedy thriller, the galaxy-brain ideas of head writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer’s career trajectories, and our fave scenes, lewks, and kills. Plus: the dame-off that never happened, Livy’s least favorite trope, “British hot,” do villains need a backstory to explain their actions?, Villanelle is Rey’s mom???, and DASHA!
    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 9 min
    Minisode 22: Subsext and Soultext

    Minisode 22: Subsext and Soultext

    This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the subtext here is rapidly becoming text! Vera, Katie, and Livy are rounding up all our favorite Xena/Gabrielle moments in Minisode 22: Subsext and Soultext. We discuss the fan terms “subtext” and “maintext,” the differences between these two forms of queer storytelling, and how the show evolved over time until it became the big gay poem of our dreams. Plus: the return of Lil Prawn, fisting a fish, forgiveness threesomes, Callisto slips in a kiss, and how could Xena grab the butt when she’s dead? 
    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 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

jfisna ,

Thank You!!!!!

I recently discovered this podcast and am really enjoying delving back into all of the Xena episdoes one by one. I have never been able to get any of my friends to jump on board with loving Xena so being able to listen to some friends disect all of the amazing details has been such a pleasure. It's been particularly soothing as a distraction during Covid and the election. Xena would hate Trump.

RosyRaptor ,

Too much laughter

Constant laughter is extremely distracting. Was more like listening to a laugh track than a serious discussion. They really seem to hate poor Ted Raimi for some reason...overall, very immature and annoying, while trying to act intellectually superior.

ColdZonk ,

A Must Listen

Here’s the thing, I work in the industry and watch far more television than I probably should and I’ve always been a fan of having complimentary podcasts to go along with my viewing experiences. I’ve typically had various issues with the many different show podcasts I listen to but like Gabrielle’s relationship to Xena this podcast is the perfect companion for any viewer of the show. The way the three ladies fully analyze each episode is honestly remarkable. Each one of them brings a different and necessary viewpoint to every episode and their research and criticism is refreshing. As a fellow NYU film kid it’s also just fun to get so much detailed information on the behind the scenes from who wrote and directed to shooting and editing styles. Since Covid hit I decided a rewatch of Xena was in order and by the grace of the gods found this podcast and was hooked from the get go. Also may I add that they also reviewed the show in its entirety, which is truly an accomplishment! Thank you for giving me such a great escape during this time ladies, it’s been an honor to listen!

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