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Episode 63 - Touched / End of Days (feat. Dale Guffey)

September 28th, 2020

“Thank God we’re hot chicks with superpowers.”

 

Returning hot chick with superpowers Dale Guffey, recently crowned Area Chair of "Lawyers and the Legal System in Popular Culture" for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, continues her award-winning guest stint in the graveyard as we talk about sex with all the pre-Apocalypse hookups of 720, “Touched.” And in the penultimate episode of the entire series, 721, “End of Days,” we discuss deus ex machinas and swords in stones. There’s some amazing cross-cut fight choreography; Spike shows Buffy how to speechify; and wheelchair fight!

 

BONUS: Dale pitches Miss Kitty Fantastico: Vampire Slayer!

 

NEXT: All good things must come to an end. Nikki Stafford, Elizabeth Rambo, and Arlo Wiley join me to discuss the series finale “Chosen” as we eulogize Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

 

BREAKDOWN

00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest

00:10:07  -  Main Topic

01:52:16  -  Outro / Next

 

LIBRARY

Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon, by K. Dale Koontz

Reading Joss Whedon, edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox, Tanya R. Cochran, Cynthea Masson, and David Lavery

A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5, by Ensley F. Guffey and K. Dale Koontz

Wanna Cook?: The Complete, Unofficial Companion to Breaking Bad, by Ensley F. Guffey and K. Dale Koontz

 

LINKS

Call For Papers: LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN POPULAR CULTURE (Southwest Popular / American Culture Association)

 

MUSIC

“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“Let’s Talk About Sex” by Salt-N-Pepa, Blacks’ Magic (1990)

Episode 62 - Dirty Girls / Empty Places (feat. Dale Guffey)

September 18th, 2020

“I got dangerous for a while.”

 

DALE! You guys, it’s Dale! Dale Guffey, author of Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon (among other things) is finally here! And she makes an enthusiastic addition to the graveyard chorus. She brings her wit, charm, and scary brain to the discussion of, well, Faith coming back to Sunnydale, and the various choices of Caleb the Minister of Murder. Episodes 718, “Dirty Girls” and 719, “Empty Places” bring some genuine horror, real world horrors that were uncomfortable to watch in 2003 but are even more gut wrenching in today’s climate. We certainly get some humor and heart, such as Spike continuing to insist he’s nothing like Angel, and Clem sweetly suggesting maybe Buffy should get out of town. But it’s the misogyny and eye-gouging that really stands out.

 

NEXT: Late-comer but already a fan favorite, Dale sticks around to discuss two more episodes with me, 720 “Touched” and the penultimate episode of the entire series, 721 “End of Days.”

 

 

BREAKDOWN

00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest

00:07:52  -  Main Topic

01:46:25  -  Outro / Next

 

 

LIBRARY

Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon, by K. Dale Koontz

Reading Joss Whedon, edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox, Tanya R. Cochran, Cynthea Masson, and David Lavery

A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5, by Ensley F. Guffey and K. Dale Koontz

Wanna Cook?: The Complete, Unofficial Companion to Breaking Bad, by Ensley F. Guffey and K. Dale Koontz

 

 

MUSIC

“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“Preacherman” by Melody Gardot, Currency of Man (2015)

Episode 61 - Get It Done / Storyteller / Lies My Parents Told Me (feat. Elizabeth Rambo)

September 11th, 2020

My friends, I’m not 100% sure, but I think it’s possible that this set of episodes, and the discussion with fan favorite repeat guest Elizabeth Rambo about them, may have performed a damned Buffy the Vampire Slayer miracle on your oh-so-humble host…

 

Next: We’ve ALL been chanting and praying and calling upon the dark forces to get her here, and at long last we’ve summoned the inimitable Dale Guffey, author, scholar, artist, and my dear friend, to the CWDP cemetery! She crawls from her podcastless grave to help me examine episodes 718, “Dirty Girls” and 719, “Empty Places.”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN

00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest

00:03:40  -  Main Topic

01:53:58  -  Outro / Next

 

 

THE LIBRARY

Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television, edited by Lynne Y. Edwards, Elizabeth Rambo, and James B. South

 

 

THE MUSIC

“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“Early One Morning” by Kellianna, Traditions (2013)

 

 

THE SCHOLARS

Whedon Studies Association is a non-profit academic organization devoted to the study of the works of Joss Whedon and his associates. They put out Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, and Watcher Junior​: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies, both blind peer-reviewed twice-yearly online publications. They also host the biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, which brings all these incredible scholars together to present papers, discuss ways of incorporating Whedon Studies in education, and basically just geek out together. 

http://www.whedonstudies.tv/

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