Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #332: We're Family

 

***Spoiler Alert***

After an extended wait, the time has finally arrived for us to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in theaters with Black Widow. Come with us as we find out what Natasha was up to in between the events of Civil War and Infinity War. Plus some news, housekeeping, and your feedback.
 

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NEWS

Salt Lake Fan X guest announcements

2021 Emmy nominations

Paranormal X Roads is now on the air

Newest Patreon exclusive episode of Gold Standard: Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

Friday, July 16, 2021

A Little Extra Squee: Catching Up With KJ At Indy PopCon 2021

As mentioned in her PopCon recap (show #331), Rachel got a chance to sit down with friend-of-the-show KJ to chat about what she's been up to since the pandemic. They discuss everything from doing makeup on bathroom floors to her new TV show. Make sure to check the links in the show notes so you can keep up with KJ as well!

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RESOURCES

KJ on Air

Paranormal X Road

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #331: Booth Mom, The Return!

 

It's the moment everyone has been waiting for, the return of Indy PopCon and therefore the return of BOOTH MOM! Join us this week as Rachel tells of her second con weekend in a row. From Twisted Toonz to cosplay emergencies, it was a packed weekend. Plus the news and some housekeeping.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #330: Cons Are Back, An InConJunction 2021 Recap

 
After a long wait, conventions are finally getting back into swing. And this week Rachel is here with her recap of her first convention in over 18 months, InConJunction. Plus the news and some housekeeping.
 

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NEWS

Richard Donner Dies: ‘Superman’, ‘Lethal Weapon’ And ‘The Goonies’ Director Was 91

GenCon 2021 Updates

-Badge Registration for Gen Con Indy opened on May 23, 2021. Badge Registration for Gen Con Online and Pop-Up Gen Con opened on June 27, 2021.

-Housing Registration for Gen Con Indy opened on June 6. Check out our Housing Guide and Hotel Information pages for more information.

-Event Registration for Gen Con Indy will open at noon Eastern on July 11. The event catalog is now available to browse and build your wish list.

Good Omens is getting a TV sequel

Gold Standard ‘On The Waterfront’

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #329: Cancel Culture, A Discussion With Popcorn Psychology

Content Warning: This week’s episode of the Five(ish) Fangirls contains mature content that might be harmful or traumatizing to some audiences.
The following contains discussion on or examples of: explicit language, child abuse, drug use, mental illness, sexual assault.
We understand if you wish to skip this episode and we hope that you enjoy one of our many other episodes instead.

 This week's show is a little different, but nonetheless important. We are joined by Hannah and BB from the podcast Popcorn Psychology in a discussion about cancel culture. We get into the history, some modern examples, and tie-ins to psychology and therapy.  

 

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 Popcorn Psychology

Resources

VOX What do we do when the art we love was created by a monster?

Jessie Gender Joss Whedon: Why Harmful Creators Are Allowed To Thrive

Middle Ground Should We Cancel Celebrities for Their Crimes?

The Take Is “Cancel Culture” Real?

Joe Rogan & Sam Harris Is There a Way Back From Cancel Culture?

60 Minutes Australia Casualties of cancel culture movement speak out on ‘dangerous’ censorship

Rowan Ellis Can You Separate Art From The Artist?

Council of Geeks You Can’t Separate the Artist from the Art (and I’ll Explain Why)

The Daily Wildcat OPINION: Should we separate art from the artist?

GBH News Separating Art From The Artist In Post-Weinstein Hollywood

TED Talk Jon Ronson How one tweet can ruin your life

Talks at Google Jon Ronson: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

BuzzFeed News Anthony Rapp says he spoke out about Kevin Spacey because he “knew there were more stories”

Behind the Bastards Part One: Synanon: The Drug Rehab Program That Built Its Own Army


“Case-Studies”

James Gunn

ST LOUIS MAG (2011) A Conversation With Director James Gunn

CGMAG (2018) Disney Severs Ties With James Gunn, Former Director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

EW (2018) 50,000 sign petition for Disney to rehire James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

DEADLINE (2019) Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


Robert Downey Jr.

PEOPLE (1996) Hitting Bottom

PEOPLE (2000) Bad to Worse

FOX (2003) Mel Gibson’s New ‘Passion’ Is Robert Downey Jr

CNN (2004) Actor’s toughest role

OPRAH (2004) Robert Downey Jr

ESQUIRE (2007) May God Bless and Keep Robert Downey Jr

THE LIST (2008) Robert Downey Jr’s heroic comeback

ABC NEWS (2014) Robert Downey Jr talks about addition and passing it to his son


Kevin Spacey

EW (2013) Kevin Spacey: Good ‘n’ Evil

INDEPENDENT (2017) Kevin Spacey’s brother claims ‘Nazi’ father sexually abused him

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (2017) ‘Star Trek’ Star Claims Kevin Spacey Made a Pass at Him at Age 14; Spacey Apologizes, Comes Out as Gay

USA TODAY (2017) Kevin Spacey scandal: A complete list of the 15 accusers

CNN (2017) Kevin Spacey criticized for how he came out

SLATE (2018) Kevin Spacey Releases Bizarre, Stomach-Churning Video as Authorities Unveil Sexual Assault Charge


Bill Cosby

COSBY by RONALD L SMITH (1997) Cosby: The Life of a Comedy Legend

CNN (2004) How Cosby scandal came to light

CNN (2015) Cosby deposition: Quaaludes came from LA gynecologist

SLATE (2018) A Complete List of the Women Who Have Accused Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

BIOGRAPHICS (2019) Bill Cosby: The Life and Downfall of an Icon

HUFFPOST (2021) Unrepentant Bill Cosby Denied Parole For Refusing Therapy For Violent Sexual Predators

Monday, June 14, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #328: A Prince of Thieves

 
There have been numerous adaptations of the legend that is Robin Hood, and the 1991 feature film staring Kevin Costner is....one of them? Join us as we try and tackle this divisive picture in recognition of its 30th anniversary. #SpoonsAreDull
 

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NEWS

Gold Standard Patreon episode: Yankee Doodle Dandy

Rachel to appear on panel during the HEAR Now Festival

On Friday, June 25th at 7pm EST, Rachel will be speaking on a panel for the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival. It’s titled “Off Mic: Developing And Producing For Geek Culture Podcasts”! She'll be joined by Brandon Peters (The Brandon Peters Show) and Brandon Wentz (The Critshow) on what is expected to be an engaging panel.


RESOURCES

Kevin Costner tells funny story from Robin Hood filming

Michael Kamen on composing Robin Hood score

Alan Rickman wins Supporting Actor BAFTA for Robin Hood

 

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode 327: We're Turning 7!

 
June 8, 2021 is a very special day as it is the 7th anniversary of the release of our first episode! Our podcast is now 7 years old! And to celebrate, this week we are joined by Rob Southgate of Southgate Media Group. We discuss podcasting during the pandemic, celebrity encounters, and some of our big ideas for the future. Plus the news, your feedback, and we announce the winner of our anniversary giveaway.
 

 
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