100 episodes

Kristen and Elizabeth are here to ruin your favorite things! Our two friends talk TV, movies, famous figures, and pop culture and try and reconcile our fandoms with being socially conscious people. Each episode will explore the racial, gender, and LGBT issues in some of the things we all love and if we still love them when all is said and done.

Your Fave Is Problematic Kristen Bennett and Elizabeth Nordenholt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2, 112 Ratings

Kristen and Elizabeth are here to ruin your favorite things! Our two friends talk TV, movies, famous figures, and pop culture and try and reconcile our fandoms with being socially conscious people. Each episode will explore the racial, gender, and LGBT issues in some of the things we all love and if we still love them when all is said and done.

    Ep. 99. New Year, New Mess

    Ep. 99. New Year, New Mess

    Happy 2020, y'all! We're gearing up for a new year filled with new mess and problematic figures. In the meantime, we have a mini-episode to whet your appetite! This week we discuss four current events: the Warren/Sanders schism, #Oscarsstillsodamnwhite, Stephen King and his scarily ignorant tweet, and Megxit. 

    • 45 min
    Ep. 98. Election

    Ep. 98. Election

    We're headed into election series here in the US, and what better way to celebrate than with the 1999 film Election? How do we parse a film where we're supposed to recognize the people are flawed while still engaging with them? Why is Mr. M literally the worst teacher ever? We'll explore these things and more! Plus we discuss Hillary Clinton's descent into TERFdom.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep. 97. Heathers

    Ep. 97. Heathers

    What's you damage, Heather? It's time to dive in to the 80s dark comedy Heathers! So just how does a movie about killing your classmates and attempting to blow up your school hold up in 2019? Find out! Plus we discuss Emma Watson's use of the word "self-partnered" to describe her current relationship status.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. 96. The Nightmare on Elm Street

    Ep. 96. The Nightmare on Elm Street

    It's time for the spooky episodes once again, and this week we're getting back to a classic horror film- The Nightmare On Elm Street! How does this movie hold up, including on classic horror tropes like killing the slut? We also discuss the ongoing Boycott Blizzard movement happening on social media right now.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 95. Downton Abbey

    Ep. 95. Downton Abbey

    This week on the podcast we're getting into the beloved BBC series, Downton Abbey! It's... a lot of classism, not gonna lie. But also a pretty healthy smattering of sexism and racism. Plus we talk about how Todd Phillips won't stop putting his foot in his mouth.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep. 94. Democratic Darlings: Joe Biden (Pt. 2)

    Ep. 94. Democratic Darlings: Joe Biden (Pt. 2)

    We're back with for ROUND TWO on everyone's favorite gaffe-prone Vice President/drunk uncle, Joe Biden! This time we head back into the ol' Biden Mines to talk about Biden's history with race, consumer credit companies, the 1994 Crime Bill and so much more! We also discuss the brownface scandal engulfing Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. 

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

The Nickalodian chanel ,

Amazing af!!!!!!

This podcast is great to listen to when thinking about killing ur pet fox

Patricia100447 ,

Excellent!

Super entertaining and well-organized discussions of problematic topics. I can’t believe more people aren’t subscribing to this.

Cather Snow ,

Longtime listener finally jumping ship :(

I started listening a few years ago and I’ve really enjoyed the technical elements of the show. Ultimately, I’ve been driven further and further from being a committed listener due to frustration with the show’s approach to politics and the way that people can influence them. I think that this format of show would really benefit from a leftist perspective, which, I’ve come to realize, is not what I’m going to get here. The show’s handling of Bernie Sanders has been frustrating and saddening for me. I believe that podcast media is a great way to change the political landscape for the better and I’ve spent a long time hoping that this podcast would be outspokenly critical of capitalism but that’s not what you’ll get here.

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