Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #405: Meet Jen Markham (aka Trooper Mom)


This week we are excited to introduce to you one of our new friends and fellow fangirl, Jen Markham, whom you might know as "Trooper Mom" on TikTok. We discuss everything from Star Wars to what it's like to be a creator on different platforms, plus more! We are so happy to have crossed paths with Jen and we hope you enjoy listening to our chat.

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00:00:24 Intro
00:02:01 Jen Markham
01:21:32 Closing thoughts
01:24:50 Outro


Yes, Marvel’s Scott Lang Memoir Is Real and You Can Buy It on Amazon


Jen’s YouTube channel

Jen’s TikTok

The Replica Prop Forum

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #404: News Of The World

The 6th studio album from Queen, News of the World, is considered by many as the "quintessential" Queen. And science possibly backs this thought up! Join us as we dive into the album and its history. Plus we've got some fandom news and your feedback. 

Our Linktree: #FiveishFam

00:00:15 Intro
00:03:38 Fandom News
BAFTA nominees (ceremony Feb 19)
SAG nominees (ceremony Feb 26)
D&D Honor Amongst Thieves trailer
Mandalorian S3 trailer
Gen Con badge sales begin January 29
Gold Standard #68: Braveheart (1995)
Gold Standard Patreon, January 2023: The Father (2020)
00:26:26 Feedback
00:32:59 Queen, News of the World
01:28:05 Closing Thoughts
01:29:25 Outro 


Stewie is afraid of Queem album cover (Family Guy)

Queen Rock The World full documentary

'We Are The Champions' voted world's fave song

Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ is the catchiest song ever, say scientists

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #403: Trouble In River City

Professor Harold Hill has had folks marching up and down the square for over 60 years. Join us this week as we look at the history of Meredith Wilson's musical, "The Music Man", a personal favorite of most of us and apparently a top choice of dads as well. Plus we've got quite a bit of awards season news and your feedback. 


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00:00:27 Intro
00:01:23 News  

Golden Globe winners

Critics Choice winners

SAG nominations

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer

Rachel on Next Stop Everywhere: Out of Time 3, Wink

00:13:22 Feedback
00:27:43 The Music Man
01:34:29 Closing Thoughts
01:35:58 Outro


The Music Man. 1957 Meredith Willson Demo


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #402: The OG Disney Princess

Lips red as a rose, skin white as snow, hair black as ebony, and the fairest of them all. The tale of Snow White has been known for generations. Join us this week as we look at the history of the fairy tale and her impact on the Walt Disney Company. Plus we got a little bit of news and your feedback. 

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00:00:18 Intro 

00:02:30 News
Stan Lee documentary announcement
Gold Standard #67: Forrest Gump 

00:05:14 Feedback 

00:08:11 Snow White 

01:14:48 Closing Thoughts


The Messed Up Origins of Snow White (REVISITED!) | Fables Explained - Jon Solo

Snow White's Full Story | Pure Heart or Naive?: Discovering Disney Princesses

Yesterworld: The Evolution of Snow White’s TERRIFYING Adventures

The Making of Snow White -



Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #401: Mystery Actor Archive Vol 18

We're kicking off 2023 with a tried-and-true topic, by drawing names out of a hat! Which actor was offered the role of Fraiser Crane but turned it down? Which actor has played chess against some of the biggest names in the game? Listen in and find out. Plus Rachel gives a recap of her visit to the Jim Henson Imagination Unlimited exhibit. We also have your feedback and some fandom news.

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00:20 Intro

01:47 News


Teaser Trailer | 60th Anniversary Specials | Doctor Who

Gold Standard #66: Schindler’s List

Book Club updates

08:24 Rachel's recap of the Jim Henson Imagination Unlimited exhibit

18:29 Feedback

39:39 Names from a hat

40:31 Celebrity #1

1:04:02 Celebrity #2

1:19:52 Celebrity #3

1:45:59 Closing thoughts


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #400: Epiversary Tangents And Squee

It's finally here, we've reached 400 episodes! We weren't sure how exactly we'd celebrate reaching this milestone, but we eventually decided on a good old-fashioned chatting session just like in our online hangouts pre-podcast. Of course, the more the merrier, so we're joined by DJ Nik, while we also live streamed this episode on our Facebook page. Our discussion topics include reminiscing about our origins, a few tangents thanks to your feedback, and even an announcement of a big project we've been working on behind-the-scenes. We can't thank everyone in the #FiveishFam enough for all your support, and we look forward to what the future holds.

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Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse trailer

Barbie trailer

Gold Standard Patreon, December 2022: The Terminator

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #399: A Reluctant Rebel

In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor will embark on the path destined to turn him into a Rebel hero; but at what cost? Join us as we discuss the Star Wars Disney+ series, Andor. Plus we've got fandom news and your feedback.

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People’s Choice Awards winners

Golden Globes 2023: Complete Nominations List

Gold Standard #65: Unforgiven



Andor: Anti-fascist Art

How Andor solves Disney’s biggest problem