Collective Snark

A pop culture podcast about a little bit of everything

June 21st, 2017    

Compliments, or Why a Drunken Moose Matters

In which the Snarkers discuss compliments, hair, and moose.

Inspired by this buzzfeed article (don’t judge), the Snarkers along with guests Alison and Brianna have a fun conversation that starts with compliments and ends with battling moose and bears for guns? I dunno, you had to be there.

Thank you to Spinning Merkaba for use of the track Urbana Metronica (The Woo-Yeah Mix)

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June 7th, 2017    

Collective Snark - Episode 2.12 - Guardians of the Galaxy, Fatherhood, and the Family You Choose

Inspired by this insightful article: The Most Popular Movie in America Right Now Is All About Toxic Fatherhood the snarkers discuss parenting adorable baby Groot, the relationship between Nebula and Gamora, Peter and Ego, Peter and Yondu, Drax and Mantis, Rocket and his own self-acceptance, the impact of the music, and finished off with a deeply personal story from our guest Brianna.

 

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May 24th, 2017    

Collective Snark - Episode 2.11 - Storytelling: CollectorCon Panel Discussion

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In which the Snarkers went to CollectorCon and did a panel about Storytelling. We talk with our friend Caroline about plotting vs pantsing, characters who refuse to do what they’re told, where we find inspiration, and strategies for finishing what you started.

Thank you to Spinning Merkaba for use of the track Urbana Metronica (The Woo-Yeah Mix)

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May 10th, 2017    

Collective Snark - Episode 2.10 - The Magicians

Warning: This episode addresses topics like rape and abortion.

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In which the Snarkers gather to talk about our mutual love of SyFy's The Magicians. This dark fantasy pays homage to classic fantasies like The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland.

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It can be a little hard to learn to love, but if Penny's eyes don't draw you in, maybe it's Elliot and Margo, or maybe Quentin and Alice's bumbling relationship, or Julia's dark path to find her way to magic.

Guests Rob and Lyz join us for the conversation.

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April 26th, 2017    

Collective Snark - Episode 2.9 - How to talk to girls. And guys. And anyone in between

In which the Snarks talk with their friend Jack about how to appropriately approach people with whom you'd like to express interest. We talk about body language, that wretched "How to turn a no into a yes" article," when it's ok to approach people, and more.

Also, whether or not Jack is a player and whether or not Jack is a good boyfriend.

Jack is kinda a good sport, you guys.

 

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April 12th, 2017    

Collective Snark - Episode 2.8 - Doctor Who

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In which the Snarkers discuss Doctor Who. Returning this weekend (April 15) for Steven Moffats last season as showrunner and Peter Capaldi's last season in the title role.

We discuss mosty 'new Who,' with guests Rob and Lyz. Showrunners (Spoiler: We liked Russel T Davies, we do NOT like Steven Moffat, we are super excited about Chris Chibnall), Doctors, and Companions.

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March 29th, 2017    

Episode 2.7 - Women in STEM

In which the Snarkers discuss the status of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Barriers that still exist, our own experiences, and a very brief discussion of the history of women in STEM. Guest Gwendolyn advocates for not just women, but all types of marginalized people who may have trouble accessing the education to pursue a career in STEM.

Some informative links from Michele:

http://www.ibtimes.com/distractinglysexy-twitter-meme-takes-after-scientist-tim-hunt-resigns-over-sexist-1963006

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35668358

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a24429/hidden-figures-real-story-nasa-women-computers/

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/gone-in-2016-10-notable-women-in-science-and-technology/

 

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March 16th, 2017    

Snark Episode 2.6 - The OA

The OAIn which the Snarkers discuss Netflix’s The OA.

If you think think we’re at our best when we don’t agree about something, then you’re gonna love this discussion. Some of us loved it, one of us felt betrayed by it, and one of us couldn’t force herself to even finish it.

With our guests, we talk about some fan theories, symbolism, doubt and faith.

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March 1st, 2017    

Episode 2.5 – Role Models, Fictional Characters, and Women’s Strength

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In which the Snarkers discuss the importance of role models, both real life and in fiction. With guest Meg, the conversation ranges from Carrie Fisher to Scarlet O’Hara, from Ada Lovelace to Jesse Graf.

Click to listen to or download: Episode 2.5 – Role Models, Fictional Characters, and Women’s Strength.

Several references were made to “the list” during the episode. I (Donna) had googled “female role models” and wrote down the resulting names. Below is “the list.”

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February 15th, 2017    

Episode 2.4 – (please don’t) Bury the Gays

In which the Snarkers discuss the rather problematic trope “Bury the Gays.” Includes spoilery discussion of The 100, Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead, Spartacus, The Magicians, and more.

 

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Clarke and Lexa

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Tara and Willow

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Pietros and Barca

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