Jason Voorhees did not have a Train Obsession

I was SHOCKED to find this out when I guested on the Kill By Kill podcast this week. Surprising no one, I completely misunderstood a key point of the Friday the 13th franchise but I still stand by my assumption as a reasonable one.

In addition to my ridiculousness, hosts Patrick Hamilton and Gena Radcliffe and I discuss the why everyone in the 80s was obsessed with their friends’ virginity, the improbability of shower sex, and how to #GetBunked. Plus, we get to feminine gaze the hell out of Patrick which is a fun time for all!

Download Episode 18 – Friday the 13th The Final Chapter on iTunes

Ladies, Indeed, Love Paul Rudd

Ladies Love Paul Rudd, it’s a fact. So my co-host, Larissa, and I started this podcast for ladies appreciating all things Paul Rudd. We discuss and appreciate his films, tv shows and appearances — and we’re going to feminine gaze the hell out of him while doing so.

There are three episodes so far!

Ep 1: Clueless with Amy and Larissa

Ep 2: I Love You Man with Meghan Griffin

Ep 3: Halloween 6 with Gena Radcliffe

Plus, you can join us on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @LLPaulRudd

The Songs That Saved My Life

I was so thrilled to be on “The Songs that Saved Your Life,” a podcast about the 3 songs that had the biggest impact on you when you were 15 years old. This is basically my origin story of how 120 Minutes changed my life and introduced me to Camper Van Beethoven, The Stone Roses and Nine Inch Nails, all of which had a profound effect on me.

I loved this discussion and have thought about it a lot ever since. In addition to talking about how NIN gave so many girls a cathartic outlet for their anger and why Camper Van Beethoven changed the way I thought about longing, I tell my utterly dorky story about Siouxsie and the Banshees at the first Lollapalooza. AND you’ll learn about my long lasting love for much I love mix tapes/cds. (Please, please make me a mix cd!)

Listen to The Songs that Saved Your Life here (yay Ear Trumpet Audio Network).

Still Quite Clueless

I’m back on “As If,” where Larissa and I make it a Ladies Week to discuss:

+ Cher’s disastrous driving test
+ Addressing the mystery of WHO DROVE CHER TO HER TEST?!?
+ Tai moving on from her Elton crush
+ Why Tai is a crappy friend
+ How Larissa was an utterly adorable Australian teenager in Blossom hats, listening to Nate Dogg and Warren G
+ Being super creepy weirdo teenagers with crushes
+ The Awesomeness of Ron Orbach
+ Super controversial declarations about hackey sacks and more
+ Our Groundbreaking comparison of Cher to Chris Traeger on Parks and Recreation

Check out minutes 73-77 here: http://shoutengine.com/AsIf/

New Podcast: AS IF!

I love “Clueless” so very much and I’m super excited that I get to host two weeks “As If,” the podcast that discusses the movie minute-by-minute. It’s been great fun to listen to over the past few weeks and you should check definitely check it out on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, etc.

This is my first week, and we kick everything off with Cher getting mugged.

Get them all: As If on Shoutengine and As If on iTunes

The Importance of “Live Watching”

There’s an emotional element (outside of the connection to the story) that’s missing when binge-watching a TV series instead of watching it week-to-week. You don’t get the experience of watching a story unfold over many months, the anticipation of a new episode and with it new developments, the rush when discussing it with friends — and the excitement once you’ve found a fandom filled with people who understand your love and become your partners in all of those experiences. I still marathon a ton of shows, but I am hard-pressed to think of any viewing that evokes the same long-term emotional highs of the shows I come back for every week, and every year.

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Hudson Valley Winter Book Fair!

On Saturday, December 12, I’ll be in Beacon, New York for the Hudson Valley Winter Book Fair with a plethora of writers from the area. You should come by! Books make excellent gifts and I’ll have copies of “Joss Whedon: The Biography.”

(I might also have cookies, so you should definitely come because I make excellent cookies.)

It’s from 11a – 5p at the First Presbyterian Church in Beacon. 
GPS address: 50 Liberty St, Beacon, New York 12508

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