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Episode 6 - When She Was Bad / Some Assembly Required (feat. Michael Adams)


When the Audio Was Bad! That’s right, in the ‘90s two high school kids with low-end lab equipment could resurrect the dead, but here in the 21st century two adult professionals can’t make a podcast that doesn’t sound like it’s broadcast from the bottom of an empty grave. Skype is a bitca! I apologize for the inconvenience, but the conversation is still good, so please grab your tin can on a string and listen in as Michael Adams, author of Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon joins me to ring in Season Two with episodes 201, “When She Was Bad,” and 202, “Some Assembly Required.” We talk about language on the Hellmouth, the possibly unfair redemption expectations placed upon Cordelia Chase, and how the series is already starting to explore the consequences of coming back from the hereafter.


Next: Theresa Fortier, founder of and producer at joins me to celebrate the introduction of a couple of brand new characters to the world of the Slayer in 203, “School Hard.” Oh and there’s also 204, “Inca Mummy Girl,” and 205, “Reptile Boy.”



Intro / Guest (00:00 - 11:06)

Main Topic (11:06 - 1:23:13)

Outro / Next (1:23:13 - 1:27:21)



Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon, by Michael Adams


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



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

“My Girl” by the Temptations, The Temptations Sing Smokey (1964)



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.

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