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Episode 21 - Doppelgangland / Enemies / Earshot (feat. Matthieu Cravatte)


“It’s really nice that you guys miss me. Say, y’all didn’t happen to do a bunch of drugs, didja?”


This week I remind everyone how awful I am by utterly and completely blanking on the name of that one amazing series where Tatiana Maslany gets to play a bunch of clones of herself. I’m sorry, I’m the worst. Joining me in spite of my awfulness is fabulous French philosopher (and soon-to-be-published author) Matthieu Cravatte. We discuss the mirroring and doubling of characters in 316, “Doppelgangland,” real vs. performative trauma in Faith’s arc through 317, “Enemies,” and Oz’s normally sardonic humor getting a really chilling twist in 318, “Earshot.” Plus, after breaking our hearts last week, sugared up mocha Willow brings the adorable back, and Wesley schools all y’all on how to ACTUALLY pronounce Angelus.


Also, somehow, in the midst of trying to get my guest to promote himself, I wind up pimping my own stuff...because as we’ve already learned, I am literally the worst. (Go listen to The Avatar Returns Podcast!)


Next: Melanie Scala returns for the penultimate discussion of Season Three with episodes 319, “Choices” and 320, “The Prom.”



Intro / Guest (00:00:00 - 00:10:16)

Main Topic (00:10:16 - 01:41:10)

Outro / Next (01:41:10 - 01:44:56)



Library Closed For Filing - Please Come Back Tomorrow



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

“Virgin State of Mind” by K’s Choice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999)



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