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Long time no see! In this very special bonus episode straight from our Patreon where we just dunk on Ronald Reagan for an hour. Kristen bring receipts, Liz drinks beer. Plus an announcement about the future of the podcast! (It's good news, we promise.)
Happy 2020, y'all! We're gearing up for a new year filled with new mess and problematic figures. In the meantime, we have a mini-episode to whet your appetite! This week we discuss four current events: the Warren/Sanders schism, #Oscarsstillsodamnwhite, Stephen King and his scarily ignorant tweet, and Megxit.  Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
We're headed into election series here in the US, and what better way to celebrate than with the 1999 film Election? How do we parse a film where we're supposed to recognize the people are flawed while still engaging with them? Why is Mr. M literally the worst teacher ever? We'll explore these things and more! Plus we discuss Hillary Clinton's descent into TERFdom. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
What's you damage, Heather? It's time to dive in to the 80s dark comedy Heathers! So just how does a movie about killing your classmates and attempting to blow up your school hold up in 2019? Find out! Plus we discuss Emma Watson's use of the word "self-partnered" to describe her current relationship status. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
It's time for the spooky episodes once again, and this week we're getting back to a classic horror film- The Nightmare On Elm Street! How does this movie hold up, including on classic horror tropes like killing the slut? We also discuss the ongoing Boycott Blizzard movement happening on social media right now. Theme Song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
This week on the podcast we're getting into the beloved BBC series, Downton Abbey! It's... a lot of classism, not gonna lie. But also a pretty healthy smattering of sexism and racism. Plus we talk about how Todd Phillips won't stop putting his foot in his mouth. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
We're back with for ROUND TWO on everyone's favorite gaffe-prone Vice President/drunk uncle, Joe Biden! This time we head back into the ol' Biden Mines to talk about Biden's history with race, consumer credit companies, the 1994 Crime Bill and so much more! We also discuss the brownface scandal engulfing Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.  Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
We're back with our Democratic Darlings series talking about everyone's favorite gaffe-prone Vice President/drunk uncle, Joe Biden! We dig deep into the way-back machine to talk about Biden's role in the Anita Hill testimony, his opposition to busing in the '70s, and accusations of inappropriate touching from multiple women. Is Biden's seeming reluctance to apologize when called out a liability? Plus we discuss Jay-Z's new business deal with the NFL. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
This is a rough one y'all. This week we're talking about the ubiquitous online retailer Amazon! You've heard about worker strikes for fair wages, but what else is there? Also, fuck Jeff Bezos! Plus we return to everyone's favorite segment: Kristen drags Bernie Sanders. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
Happee Birthae, Harry! This week we're celebrating our favorite wizard's 39th trip around the sun by diving into the third book in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Has JK Rowling gotten any better about body shaming and diversity? Are the adults any less negligent? Let's find out! Plus we discuss what the hell is going on with Sen. Kamala Harris' college debt relief plan.  Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
This one time at band camp, we watched a classic American teen sex comedy and actually found it... kinda wholesome? This week we're talking about American Pie! There's rampant misogyny, but also a lot of talk about the female orgasm so how do we parse this? Find out! Bonus talk about the Stage 4 Marvel films and how diversity is cool. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
We continue our adventure through Pride month by talking about the largest LGBT non-profit in the US, The Human Rights Campaign! What exactly DO they do now that marriage equality is a reality in the US? Plus we discuss accusations of a hostile work environment that's unfriendly to trans, femme, and people of color. Additional conversation on Taylor Swift's new single "You Need to Calm Down." Theme song; I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
This week we are discussing noted LGBT playwright Oscar Wilde! You know him for his biting wit and satire, as well as for being imprisoned for him homosexuality, but what else? As it turns out, a lot. Being a big fan of Jefferson Davis, and complicated relationship with race, and we dig into the pedophilia rumors. Plus we discuss the backlash around Ellen Pompeo's comments about the toxic work environment on Grey's Anatomy. Theme music: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
This week we're kicking off Pride month by talking about the 2005 lesbian romcom, Imagine Me and You! This very well may be our gayest episode to date, and on it we'll talk about how the movie portrays discovering your sexuality, being a baby gay, and how everything could be solved if you just talked to each other. Plus we discuss a particular gaffe by one Miss Meryl Streep. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
On this episode we kick off our Wes Anderson series by starting with one of his first films, Rushmore! How can a story about a 15 year old boy and a grown man chasing the same adult woman go wrong? In so many ways. Also, we round up some of the worst news articles of the week. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
Picture it! Miami, 1985. Four retired women sharing the ups and downs of life, love, and a sweet beach house! But are our four favorite friendly femmes free from the most problematic of 80's sitcom tropes? We talk feminism, racism, and LGBT representation. Plus we cover the 80's New Wave classic Don't You Want Me by The Human League in this round of Problematic Jukebox. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
We're back with our Democratic Darlings series talking about the current Speaker of the House and most powerful woman in the US, Nancy Pelosi! Is she as much of a centrist as some would have you believe? Eschewing of identity politics and how she deals with her colleagues who are people of color as all discussed here. Plus we FMK some former Speakers of the House! Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASON 8, EPISODE 4 OF GAME OF THRONES!!! (SPOILERS 3:04 - 23:44) Howdy y'all! This week we're taking it back to our roots with an episode all about Country music. Country has a reputation for being a very white, male-dominated space. But is that reputation still deserved? We talk about what, if any, progress has been made for women, POC and LGBTQ+ artists. Plus we discuss the online backlash to this week's Game of Thrones episode.  Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
God save the Queen! ...We think? We (southern) Yanks aren't so sure how we feel about the Mountbatten-Windsors stateside, even now that one of our own has infiltrated their ranks. We discuss Her Majesty's finances, those nagging rumors about ties to the Third Reich, and whether or not the modern British royal family has made enough progress to pass muster. Plus we discuss Vice President Biden's first week as an official Presidential candidate.   Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
Bueller? Bueller? Are we all ready to return to our John Hughes series as we cover Ferris Bueller's Day Off? It will probably not surprise you to know he is not our hero. White male privilege abounds with a health dose of entitlement and horribly written female characters! Plus we cover Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" on our Problematic Jukebox segment! Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
On this episode once again we tackle the entertainment behemoth known as Disney! This time we're talking about the "happiest place(s) on Earth," their parks. But are they happy for their employees? We talk labor practices, low wages, and discrimination lawsuits galore. Plus did y'all know we have Tom Hanks to thank for Splash Mountain? Also, we discuss the controversial response of some Democratic leaders to attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar.  Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
On this episode we tackle the pop princess herself, Ariana Grande! Talks of cultural appropriations and... well it's mostly cultural appropriation. But there's also some queer baiting for good measure! Also, have you heard that song Old Town Road? It slaps. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
What can we say about the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that was don't yell about in the episode? There's a lot going on here. Stalking, abuse, gaslighting, all spun as a love story. Also, why do none of the men believe the women? Why can no one make good choices? This is a big one, folks. Plus we discuss Cardi B's most recent controversy. Theme Song- I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon- patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
Ready the sweeping John Williams score because this week we tackle the first film in the Indiana Jones series! Can this classic action adventure film pass our test? Or is it too bogged down in imperialism, sexism, and general plot holes to stand up. Find out! Plus we discussed the hottest of takes from Barbra Streisand. Theme Song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com 
Get out the cigarettes and make yourself a drink, this week we take a look at the TV show Mad Men! We know there's a lot of rampant sexism, racism, and general bad behavior, but how bad is it when taken in context? And what does that mean for white feminism and the white washing of the history of advertising. Plus we try and tease apart the ongoing saga of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Theme song: I'm Doing Just Fine by Sierra and the Radicals Patreon: patreon.com/yourfaveisproblematic Twitter & IG: @podcastYFIP E-mail: problematicfavepodcast@gmail.com
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Podcast Details

Created by
Elizabeth Nordenholt
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jul 17th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jan 8th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
101
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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