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Beauty and the Bitch

Channeling both beauty and bitchiness, Mic and Morgan take their dear listeners on a journey through all things Pop Culture, under the microscope Our specialties lie in judging all things Fantasy, but we will explore our opinions on TV, Film, Books + More!
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Aug 13, 2018

This week Beauty and the Bitch are taking on Part 1 of our Harry Potter finale (of the original series...we'll find more HP to talk about!). It's bittersweet that we made it all this way; a year-and-a-half into our podcast and our beloved Potter-talk is ACTUALLY wrapping up. We have so many emotions about the first time we read this book (Mic has only read it once because he doesn't like for things to end). We've got all the feelings, all the hype, and some movie chatter (some good, some BAD). TBH, we were not into Part 1 of the film. So sorry (not sorry).

Thank you for following our journey with Harry (AND HERMIONE!); please enjoy jokes, banter and information about one of our favorite things in existence (and check out part 2 next week!).

PLUGS:

Mic thinks you should read "The Belgariad" series by David Eddings to scratch that fantasy/coming of age itch. This amazing series is a fantasy classic. If you love Harry Potter, then you'll probably love this too!

Also, if you are in need of help or assistance or want to know what resources are available in your community (food needs, rent assistance, homelessness, etc.), please call 2-1-1. THIS IS A GREAT RESOURCE AND YOU CAN CALL ANYWHERE IN THE US! <3

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Thanks for listening BBs!

Aug 8, 2018

This week Beauty and the Bitch are PUMPED to talk more Patrick Rothfuss news! Part Two of our Kingkiller Chronicle coverage includes all the latest internet gossip on the upcoming film and TV adaptations and what we know about Book Three (practically nothing, TBH). We do a little fantasy casting (BECAUSE WE LOVE TO DREAM BIG) and spill some T on what we love and don't love about The Wise Man's Fear.

Are you obsessed with Kvothe and his journey? Not sure if it's worthwhile? This is a 98% spoiler-free discussion that we handle very diplomatically because we are VERY responsible adults. So tune in even if you're not completely caught up!

PLUGS:

Read "The Name of the Wind" & "The Wise Man's Fear" (DUH).

Morgan thinks you should read "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck" by Mark Manson. This is a great book for high strung, high anxiety planogrammers (IT HER). Have you tried giving less fucks? Let's try together!

**Mic wants to plug not giving a fuck, but giving a DAMN.

ALSO, he thinks you should watch "Pat Prounounes King Killer Names" while you read the books, because all fantasy names = hard-ass-ridiculousness. Don't embarrass yourself! 

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Thanks for listening BBs!

 

Jul 31, 2018

This week Beauty and the Bitch are joined by their most popular guest: a bottle of wine! Okay, but really, we record on Wednesday and it just *happens* to be hump day.

This week we are HYPED to discuss one of our all-time favorite fantasy books, Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind. Rothfuss is one of the most popular fantasy authors writing today (alongside Brandon Sanderson & George R.R. Martin) and we are waiting (impatiently) for the conclusion of his trilogy!

We dive into the story arc, character archetypes, feminism (or lack thereof), our fave plot lines/characters, whats going on in the world of Rothfuss and SO MUCH MORE.

We will be covering The Wise Man's Fear (Book 2) in our next episode, so stay tuned for information on that and on the  upcoming book-to-screen adaptation!

PLUGS:

Morgan wants to plug actually reading things and forming an opinion without hating them on blind prejudice. Give that shit a try (try GOOD fantasy or a solid Jane Austen novel)!

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Thanks for listening BBs!

Jul 24, 2018

The DCEU is constantly evolving and growing and they have a lot on the table right now! In this episode of Beauty and the Bitch we are diving into Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, the new DC streaming service "DC Universe", (which brought you the slogan "Fuck Batman!"... SO THAT'S A CHOICE) and other DC adjacent projects.

Mic brings us all the deets on the new streaming service and what's on the docket. If you love DC there is a lot to look forward to! As always, we're joined by a bottle of wine (do we have a problem y'all?), as well as wit, charm and too many opinions. We've got some games (old skool!) and some other goodies for you - check it out!

PLUGS:

Morgan thinks you should really invest some time in Teen Titans Go! (the animated TV show!)- on HULU now!

Mic thinks you should (get excited to) give DC Universe a try (when it premieres later this fall)! You can catch goodies like the Wonder Woman TV series (!), Batman the animated series and all the DC movies.

FOLLOW:

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Catch Morgan's new Literary themed YouTube Channel - "Literary Darlings"

Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

Thanks for listening BBs!

 

Jul 17, 2018

Beauty and The Bitch are sitting down this week with Jessamyn Fitzpatrick, traveling theatre artist and sex educator (and Mic's longtime friend). We discuss politics, problems she has with our podcast (?!), pop culture controversies and the general lack of female orgasms in media (we'll help you find a few, no worries).

Jessamyn helps us address topics we're very passionate about but rarely fully discuss: representataion in entertainment, #MeToo, and how much wine we've consumed. Okay, well, we talk about those things all the time, but we're doing a deep dive ON TONIGHT!

If you love drunken and explicit pop culture discussions...if you love talking about sex...THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU! 

PLUGS:

Follow Jessamyn's work at
CatharsisProductions.com | @CatharsisProductions 
(and find local organizations that are doing dope work; support your community!).

Follow her Instagram @Jessamyn7!

Morgan LOVES the new Netflix Original Rom-Com "Set It Up" (you're welcome).

Mic loves...Tequila. You should have some!

FOLLOW:

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Catch Morgan's new Literary themed YouTube Channel - "Literary Darlings"

Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

Thanks for listening BBs!

Jul 10, 2018

Beauty and the Bitch have a collective revelation: we have missed out on years of books by Terry Brooks. Mic has read a few and Morgan has read none, but SOMEHOW we still manage to have opinions about everything.

Join us as we binge "The Shannara Chronicles", have feelings about Terry Brooks impressive (and intimidating) output, discuss the current state of fantasy and lots of other shenanigans and bitchiness!

PLUGS:

Mic thinks White Trash: Race and Class in America is an important read for all people (but especially for self-identifying "trashy" white people).

Morgan continues to love the work of Brandon Sanderson, and is thoroughly enjoying Words of Radiance ATM!

FOLLOW:

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Catch Morgan's new Literary themed YouTube Channel - "Literary Darlings"

Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

Thanks for listening BBs!

Jul 4, 2018

Beauty and the Bitch are here to discuss all things Ant-Man and the Wasp, but we will not be skimping on the MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL: Michelle Pfeiffer.

We're excited to see how Janet van Dyne survived the Quantum Realm (remember? She got sooooo smaaallllll!?!?) and have all the fan theories & predictions. Plus, we're here to help you make connections between Marvel's Infinity War, Ant-Man, and the rest of the MCU. What cameos do we predict? Who will die? Who will get VERY SMALL!?!?

 

PLUGS:

Mic thinks The Girl With All The Gifts is a well-written, hauntingly beautiful zombie movie. Streaming now on Amazon Prime.

Morgan loves A Princess for Christmas (and she's zero percent embarrassed) so pay money to see it now, because you wont regret it.

 

FOLLOW:

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Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

Jun 26, 2018

There's nothing more sacrilegious than Beauty and the Bitch....except maybe Preacher! 

Initially a graphic novel created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher has been brought to life on AMC by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (and company).  Now, we think this is an...interesting choice for AMC...and we have a lot of feelings.

Meander along with us as Morgan speaks unintelligently and Mic imparts (frequently and at length) nuggets of his vast comic book knowledge. Just kidding, they both read the Wikipedia page. 

We explore the vast filmography of Rogen & Goldberg, discuss pitfalls in casting and find various other things to bitch about (cuz, lets be real).

PLUGS:

Mic thinks summer is the perfect time for some JON SNOW! The series finale of Game of Thrones inches closer every day and now's the perfect time to start a rewatch.

Morgan thinks you should check out Brandon Sanderson - especially The Stormlight Archives, Book 1; The Way of Kings

FOLLOW:

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

Jun 18, 2018

Beauty and the Bitch are joined today by our good friend Sarah (dinosaur expert*) to discuss Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom!

Today we explore the drama of Hollywood, whether or not we actually would pay $$ to go to real-life Jurassic World, why high heels in Jurassic Park make us furious (I mean, come on), chemistry and lack thereof, our fave dinos, games and wordplay - AND SO MUCH MORE!

If you feel that deep nostalgia when thinking of Jurassic Park, but you're also a cynical and judgmental bitch, THEN THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU!

*Y'all, she just likes dinosaurs a lot.

 

PLUGS:

Morgan really thinks you should check out THIS (No Spoilers, but it's classic John Oliver business) 

Mic thinks you need to dive deep into that 90's Kid nostalgia and check out both The Land Before Time (a classic and an ART FILM, don't @ us!) and We're Back (if you never saw this you are missing out).

Sarah recommends you check out the magical realism of Jane the Virgin (Seasons 1-4 on Netflix now!) & My Favorite Murder (everyone's fave Murdercast that's also kinda funny!)

 

FOLLOW:

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Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

Jun 12, 2018

Beauty and the Bitch is bringing you Part 2 of our Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince discussion! We are again joined this week by Harry Potter superfan Ashley (@lifestyledxash)...and by two additional bottles of wine. All three are delicious and inspiring and our discussion is POPPING. 

Book 6 is the beginning of the end of the series, of Voldemort, and of Harry's childhood.  We continue our deep-diving into Harry's complicated and angst-ridden relationships, sprinkling in games limericks and pertinent(?) information! We have some nit-picky things we need to discuss (like how good of a professor is Slughorn, really?), some top five lists (The WORST Professors Ever). And, y'all, TBH, so much nonsense and talking over each other and laughter. Basically we're perfect. Check it!

Also, stay tuned till the end for our grand conclusion: Harry Potter inspired porn names: #DracHoe MalfWhore

PLUGS:

Ashley Guerra is a HP enthusiast who stands by The Chamber of Secrets and believes in magic on the daily.

Check her out on Instagram and Twitter: @lifestyledxash
(slide into her DM's!)

 

FOLLOW:

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Catch Morgan's new Literary themed YouTube Channel - "Literary Darlings"

Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

Jun 5, 2018

We're joined again this week by Harry Potter superfan Ashley (@lifestyledxash)...and by two bottles of wine. All three are delicious and inspiring and our discussion is POPPING. 

Book 6 is the beginning of the end of the series, of Voldemort, and of Harry's childhood. We attempt to do it justice by slurring through a (pretty freaking decent) 2 Minute Recap and deep-diving into Harry's complicated and angst-ridden relationships. Malfoy gets his five minutes of Beauty and the Bitch fame (okay, Mic just loves him and talks about him all the time) and Ashley calls out Harry's male privilege.

YOU'RE A DIRTY CHEAT, HARRY POTTER!

Part 2 is coming next week, BBs! 

 

PLUGS:

Ashley Guerra is a HP enthusiast who stands by The Chamber of Secrets and believes in magic on the daily.

Check her out on Instagram and Twitter: @lifestyledxash

 

FOLLOW:

Follow Morgan (@MorganizedMess) and the podcast (@BandBcast) on Instagram!

Check out Morgan's BLOG (MorganizedMess.com)

Catch Morgan's new Literary themed YouTube Channel - "Literary Darlings"

Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

May 28, 2018

Listen, we love Deadpool. We think Ryan Reynolds is the brilliant and foul-mouthed antihero we deserve. In fact, we're COMPLETELY behind the first installment of Deadpool (like, almost no scruples at all) and we predict that Deadpool 2 is gonna crush it (whether measured in dollars or giggles or both). 

Come and relive our favorite Deadpool moments with a 2 Minute Recap (that Morgy crushes), games, secret histories, laughs at the expense of other movies and other humans and MORE.

Where does Deadpool stack up in your Marvel faves? What do you think about future potential crossovers? Will Disney keep this film R-rated?! Come and speculate with us!

 

PLUGS:

Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War....he's a Thicc Honey.

 

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

May 21, 2018

This week on the podcast we're talking about sequels & Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is out just in time for summer blockbuster season. We're (sort of) excited for it! We, of course, have some scruples (after all, this is "Beauty and the Bitch: Scruple-Cast"), but we're very excited to see Donald Glover as a young Lando!

Sequels and spin-offs are a big part of the Hollywood landscape right now, so we also discuss these larger trends. Is creativity dead? Do we find the best writing in exploring characters further and elaborating upon fictional worlds, or is the whole practice simply lazy??? MAYBE BOTH? Come catch some feels with Beauty and the Bitch and go see Solo in theaters summer 2018!

 

PLUGS:

"Ear Hustle" podcast: by and about people living in the San Quinten Prison. So fascinating (and much more truthful than many depictions of prison life). Subscribe to it!

"PopCulture Happy Hour" specifically the "Antiques Roadshow Episode": If you ever loved ARS, then this episode will resonate with you!

 

FOLLOW:

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Don't miss Mic's "Lets Queer" (video game play-throughs!) on our YOUTUBE PAGE! Currently playing: Witcher 3!

Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

May 15, 2018

We both grew up with urban legends that led to sleeplessness, frightening fun with friends, and fear of the dark. These legends vary geographically and the most popular tales change over time as new fears are introduced. Slender Man is a recently developed urban legend that was born on the internet is and, frankly, scary as shit (!!). 

BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAAAN?!

Come check out the history of urban legends and the birth of Slender Man with Beauty and the Bitch! This episode covers the forthcoming film featuring Slender Man and the grisly crime that has helped further popularize the legend. 

What are your favorite urban legends? How does Slender Man make you feel on a scale of zero to "OH SHIT GET HIM OUT OF HERE, I'LL NEVER SLEEP AGAIN"?

PLUGS:

For some *great* creepy pasta/micro-horror watch "Lights Out" on YouTube

"Marble Hornets" is a YouTube miniseries that centers on Slender Man (it's one of the main sources of the legend).

It Follows - awesome scary movie that's not too scary!

The Nightmare documentary on Netflix about night terrors and sleep paralysis. This movie is scarier than 90% of horror movies! 

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

May 8, 2018

The Summer Blockbusters are almost here! 

There will be countless explosions, superheroes, car chases, dinosaurs, quips, rips & (badly written) romance. We LIVE for the summer blockbusters that breathe entertainment into our lives and get us hyped for the heat (we've got PLENTY in Texas). Here's our countdown of the top summer movies and probable flops!

What Summer Blockbusters are you stoked about? Let us know!

 

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

May 1, 2018

Have you heard about these Movies That Never Were?

 

There are many near-miss Hollywood projects that are initially greenlit but eventually founder. Maybe it was a great idea, maybe it even began production...and maybe it dramatically fell apart because of money issues. If it could have been but never was, we're talking about it today!

 

Speculation is our strong suit and throwing around baseless judgement is our mainstay. Join us for a countdown of our top "Movies That Never Were" and help us sort through the wild rumor mill to figure out what doomed them.

Preview: NICOLAS CAGE WAS GOING TO BE SUPERMAN???? 

 

PLUGS: 

 

Mic has been loving Agents of Shield (Check it out on ABC! [or Netflix or HULU, let's be real])

 

Morgan has been loving brackets. Yep. She went there....So, check out your Social Media for people filling out useless brackets. And in the meantime, tell us who wins: Star Wars VS. MCU. #Trending #bullshit

 

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

Apr 23, 2018

Marvel's latest installment (Avengers: Infinity War) is GOING TO BE BANANAS (B-A-N-A-N-A-S). There is so much leading up to this installment (including 18 full-length feature films, and approximately 50,000 episodes of TV......that *some* of us haven't gotten around to yet!). So, needless to say, THIS IS A LOT TO PREPARE FOR. Fret not BB's, for we are here to help!

We are joined on todays episode by our very dear friend (and first repeat guest!) Dr. Andrew Friedenthal, who puts his comic book specialties to work as we recount the MCU and prepare for this madness.

We've got opinions, deep feelings, recaps, rankings & predictions for the future! Catch it all before you see the movie (or after, if you're confused). It'll be out in theaters on April 27th!

PLUGS:

EMERGENCY AWESOME ON YOUTUBE for superhero TV and movie info (Mic lurves it!)

Two books Morgan has been enjoying (read a book, it's fucking good for you!):

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR BY SHARI LAPENA

THE MISTBORN (SERIES) BY BRANDON SANDERSON

From Andrew:

JIM STARLIN CAPTAIN MARVEL/ WARLOCK COLLECTIONS 

AVENGERS VS. THANOS

Toxic Geek Masculinity by Anastasia Salter & Bridget Blodgett

 

Follow Andrew Friedenthal:

AndrewFriedenthal.com (all his writings and such!)

Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Also check out Sightlines Mag, where he writes on pop-culture periodically!

 

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

Apr 16, 2018

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was an amazing memoir published in 1985.

FAKE NEWS!

Just kidding, The Handmaid's Tale was NOT a memoir, but has the horrifying potential to become such. We love that this book covers topics pertinent to today's society and acts as a reminder of what could be if we let hatred win. The story has been adapted for the screen by HULU and sesason two is just around the corner!

Check out our episode for a recap of Season 1 (and feelings), and season 2 predictions!

We are SO excited to see where this show goes next (and also horrified).

ALSO, we're deeply sad that Elizabeth Moss is a Scientologist. More deets within!

PLUGS:

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Going Clear (Scientology Documentary) 

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Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

Apr 9, 2018

Today on Beauty and the Bitch, Mic and Morgan take a deep dive into the amazing (and explicit) world of fan-fiction by exploring the latest Potter-craze: Voldemort: Origins of the Heir.

This 52 minute long fan-film brings us the history of Tom Marvolo Riddle (I AM LORD VOLDEMORT), which we DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WE WERE MISSING IN OUR LIVES!

We explore some other amazing Potter fan-fiction out there, discuss our anger with calling "no-homo" on Dumbledore, talk about what we're missing in the Potterverse, and examine what keeps bringing us back to this world: SPOILER, it's because it's amazing and we need it like heroine.

SO, follow along with us, and be sure to catch Origins of the Heir on YouTube! (FOR FREE Y'ALL!)

PLUGS:

 

The Greater Good (Harry Potter Fan Fiction Film!)

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

Apr 2, 2018

Neil Gaiman is a master of words and we love and respect his every move here at Beauty and the Bitch. That being said, we did of course make room to TEAR THIS HOUSE TO THE GROUND. 

American Gods is (in our opinion) one of the best books (EVER) and a Gaiman classic. It has been turned into a STARZ adaptation and is set to launch Season Two in April 2018. HOWEVER, there is too much drama not to discuss! Gaiman is right in the middle; people are leaving; show runners are changing; story lines are up in the air; WE ARE HAVING FEELINGS.

Additionally, we have the Scoop on all the other Gaiman projects in the works. Basically we're a gay man on Gaiman and a woman with feelings about John Hamm in his powder blue suit. 

Come share the love BB's, it's good for the soul <3

PLUGS:

 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (So lit, going to be an adaptation starring Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon)

The Sandman Comics by Neil Gaiman (AMAZING!!!)

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Visit out our Facebook page and tell us about...anything!

 

Thanks for listening, BBs! We loooooove yoooou!

 

Mar 26, 2018

Austin, Texas' very own Ernest Cline has given us a sweeping sci-fi/fantasy epic made for every kid from the 80's who LOVES nostalgia (and video games, and movies, and books, and style AND DRAMA). "Ready Player One" was one of Morgan's favorite reads of last year (though it came out several years ago), and is definitely for most any Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lover!

It hits all of *our* buttons, so we're a little biased here, but WE LOVE IT. And, to commemorate our love for the book, we have brought another superfan onboard (Allison Jackson!) to talk about all the great things and speculate about how horrible we think the movie will be (spoiler: we're not too sure about it). 

Dive into our shade (THROWN AT STEVEN SPIELBERG?!), our predictions, our desires anddddddd so much more! Come share in the love BB's, it's good for the soul <3

PLUGS:

 

The Good Place (You should watch it you Messy Bench!)

Black Mirror (on Netflix! Mic thought it might be boring, turns out he was hella wrong)

The Wise Man's Fear (OMG SO GOOD. But, Patrick Rothfuss, don't make me an enemy. YOU. WILL. REGRET. IT.)

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Mar 19, 2018

Beauty and the Bitch are taking on part three of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" series. Will they be more bitchy than before? Will "The Hobbit" movies continue to be unneccarily long? What happened to Smaug? Can we hold our own attention? If anyone can do it, Beauty and the Bitch can!

We continue on our path of jokes at the expense of Benedict Cumberswizzle, we mourn Smaug, we salute  Martin Freeman (and his Bilbo), and we complain about everything. We also continue to confront the controversial love story of Tauriel and Fili: where do you stand on this invented melodrama?

Not to be missed is (OF COURSE) the shade we are serving on a silver platter....and now I'm hungry. What's for second breakfast???

I DIGRESS.

Thanks for tuning in to our three-part Hobbit podcastathon! We hope you love Tolkien...and tearing down great things as much as we do!

PLUGS:

Marvel's "Legion" (on FX!, and available on HULU)

Diana Gabaldon's Voyager (specifically the last 200 pages, where shit gets LIT) & Season 3 of Outlander on Starz!

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Mar 13, 2018

Beauty and the Bitch has taken a step into the wild, deep darkness of Jeff van der Meer's Southern Reach Trilogy. This interesting, and twisted trilogy has received the Hollywood treatment with *amazing* director Alex Garland (Ex Machina), who co-wrote and directed Annihilation.

 

Naturally, we have feelings about how the adaptation has shaped up (and changed in a number of drastic ways) and what we think that might mean. Revel in our feelings, effortlessly thrown shade and shared love for Alex Garland, sci-fi (in general) and drama. PLUS: miscellaneous ramblings (obviously our forte).

 

Be sure to catch Annihilation while it's still in U.S. theaters and watch it on Netflix soon if you are international!

 

PLUGS:

Morgan (& Mic) think you should check out Grace & Frankie (in case you've been living under a rock and have *seriously* missed out.

 

Mic also wants to plug robots. Just generally (He is REALLY sucking up to them, so *when they take over they remember he is an ally and a loyalist).

 

***Note: they will be taking over.***

Mic also wants you to check out The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells, an extremely readable (and extremely short) science fiction trilogy. The second and third books are coming out this summer!   
 

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-Mic & Morgan

 

 

Mar 4, 2018

Listen,

what follows is the truth. MADELINE L'ENGLE IS A MAGICAL UNICORN GENIUS AHEAD OF HER TIME, INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE TO DREAM BIG, AND OH YEAH REMEMBER WE ARE INFINITESIMAL IN THE UNIVERSE SO EMBRACE BIG IDEAS.

Glad we got that out of the way. So. On today's episode we are covering "A Wrinkle in Time," which is getting the Reese Witherspoon treatment on the forthcoming adaptation. Witherspoon has made strides in Hollywood to became the go-to gal for book to screen adaptations. She has a new production company (Hello Sunshine) & a mission to empower women by telling stories for, by & about them. #Feminism. So, needless to say, we're here for it.

A Wrinkle in Time is one of her many accomplishments where she is helping break down barriers for women & people of color. One of our favorite aspects of the AWM movie adaptation is the inclusion of POC and the normalizing of interracial relationships. I mean, IT'S 2018 Y'ALL.  This shit is F.I.N.E. So, thanks for relaying that message to kiddos.

We're also talking all things book- of course! We were big fans as kids, and Morgan can't wait to share it with her future children! A delightful tale guiding kids towards the light, in a world that can often be dark and damp.

In addition to our book & movie talks, we've got some mad shade to throw at the Youtubers & crazy's that have some hate to give in regards to this story. (We're coming for you).

So, be sure to check out the movie (coming to theaters on March 9th) & be sure to read " The Time Quintet" by Madeline L'Engle, starting with book 1: A Wrinkle in Time. <3

PLUGS:

 Mic wants you to check out his favorite brand of delightful trash this week: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (which you can catchup on, on Hulu!)

Morgan wants you to join the nerdy side, and catch up on The Kingkiller Chronicles (which she just read- starting with The Name of the Wind), and help her be angry while we anticipate book #3 coming soon (or never. we'll see.)

 

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Feb 27, 2018

Hi BB's:

Turns out we're no good at predictions, but great at talking trash! Join us for another attempt at nailing an awards season!

 

We've got predictions, our fave movies of 2017, whats on our "to be watched list" and more!

 

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