Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #343: We Scare Because We Care

Beware! This week's episode contains MONSTERS that might make you scream....with LAUGHTER! Join us as we travel to the world of Monstropolis with Mike, Sulley, and the rest of the Monsters, Inc gang. Plus the news, your feedback, and some housekeeping.

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NEWS

Disney movie delays

Doctor Who: Flux trailer

New episode of Gold Standard: The Oscars Podcast

Episode #35 Lawrence of Arabia

October Patreon Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (with Holly)

Rachel at Hammond Public Library Fan Fest

 

RESOURCES

Rune Cast Dice

What If Boo Grew Up? (Monsters, Inc. 2)

 


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #342: What If...?

 

Time. Space. Reality. It's more than a linear path. It's a prism of endless possibility, where a single choice can branch out into infinite realities, creating alternate worlds from the ones you know. Join us this week and ponder the question... "What if?" the latest Marvel series on Disney+ Plus just a little bit of news and your feedback.

 



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NEWS

Doctor Who returns this Halloween

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #341: Happy Birthday to the Most Magical Place on Earth

 
On October 1, 1971 the landscape of central Florida and tourism attractions changed forever with the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort. Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the resort's opening, taking a look at the history and what's to come in the future. Plus some housekeeping and your feedback.
 

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NEWS

New episode of Gold Standard: West Side Story

Book Club update


RESOURCES

Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration

Disney World Florida Opens Next Friday: The Times-News, Hendersonville, NC Sept 27, 1971

Global Attractions Attendance Report 2018

Building Walt Disney World

The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World 1971 TV Special

Walt Disney World: A Dream Come True (1986)

Magic Kingdom opening day attractions

History of Disney World Tickets

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #340: Igniting The Fire Part 6 (1954)

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron, Dien Bien Phu falls, Rock Around The Clock! We're back with our history lesson courtesy of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire", this time with the year 1954. Also, Rachel gives a quick recap of her recent visit to the American HorrorPlex. Plus the news, your feedback, and some housekeeping.

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NEWS

Chris Pratt to star in upcoming animated Super Mario Brothers film

Gaming Historian “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

The Orville Season 3: New Horizons announcement

The Crown Season 5 coming November 2022

The Sandman First Look

RTD to return as Doctor Who showrunner

 

RESOURCES

Roy Cohn interview 1951

Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn

US Senator Joseph McCarthy and Counsel Roy Cohn at Senate hearing on ‘Army Signal’

Time Magazine 1954 ‘The Self-Inflated Target’


Evita and Juan Peron: Argentina’s Power Couple

Juan Peron Passes - 1974 | Today In History | 1 July


Toscanini destroys a bass section

Arturo Toscanini “The Maestro Revisited” (1967)

Arturo Toscanini and the New York and Vienna Philharmonics

The 80th Anniversary of the First NBC Symphony Broadcasts presented by Seth Winner and Harvey Sachs


Industry On Parade: Cushman Scooters, Dacron Synthetic Fiber, Maytag Appliances

1950s Dacron Commercial

Old Levi's Commercial - Now With Dacron Polyester

Dacron: the eco-friendly fibre made from recycled plastic bottles


Fall of Dien Bien Phu

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (ft. Overly Sarcastic Productions) | Animated History

Dien Bien Phu documentary

French Involvement In Vietnam & Dien Bien Phu


Bill Haley & The Comets (mini documentary)

 

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #339: Genovian Glow-Up

What happens when a teenager finds out that not only is she a princess but also the heir apparent of said monarchy? If you're Mia Thermopolis a lot of hilarity and hijinks will ensue. Join us this week as we take a look at the pair of Princess Diaries films: how they defer from the source material, some historical context, and speculation about the much-anticipated 3rd film. Plus some news and your feedback!


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NEWS

2021 Emmy winners

 

RESOURCES

The Princess Diaries outfit analysis

The Princess Diaries, Lost in Adaptation - The Dom

 

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #338: We Make A Great Team

*SPOILER ALERT* This week we're taking a look at the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. How does it fit into Phase 4 of the MCU? What surprised us? What do we think it's setting up for the future? 

Plus some news, your feedback, and several tangents.

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NEWS

Hawkeye Disney+ series trailer

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #337: All Hail The Big Talking Bird

Join us as we head back to the Big Finish catalog, this time with Main Range #14 'The Holy Terror'. When the Doctor and Frobisher (his shapeshifting Private Eye penguin companion) are hailed as messengers from heaven, they quickly become vital to opposing factions in their struggle for power. But will they be merely the acolytes of the new order - or will they be made gods themselves?

Plus the news, your feedback, some housekeeping, and a chance to celebrate our brother podcast hitting a HUGE milestone.


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NEWS

Ed Asner, TV and Animation Legend, Gone at 91

Spider-Man No Way Home teaser trailer

SMG Podcast Marathon Kickstarter  Ends September 17

Rachel on Happiness In Darkness: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

New Gold Standard: Ben-Hur

Book club updates

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #336: Mystery Actor Archive Vol 14

 
 
It's time once again for us to dive into our hat full of celebrity names! Which actor got in trouble while playing a bellboy, for acting like a bellboy, instead of a star? And whose family name comes from the Czech word for 'stick'? Listen and find out! Plus the news and your feedback!


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NEWS

Final ‘Eternals’ trailer

New Gold Standard episodes: Gigi and (Patreon exclusive) Black Swan

Holly on Happiness in Darkness: Men In Black 

Southgate Media Group Podcast Marathon Kickstarter

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #335: A Disney Renaissance

By the mid-1980s the Walt Disney Company was in turmoil, but it saw a historical turnaround with the appointment of Michael Eisner as chairman and CEO. It was two decades of growth, innovation, and drama. We are joined this week by Sean and Kevin from the Captioned Life Podcast as we take a look at the "Eisner Era" and how it affected both popular culture and our childhoods. 


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RESOURCES

Walt’s Wisdom The Rise and Fall of Michael Eisner

60 Minutes Australia (1995) The Man Walt Disney Left In Charge

Modern Mouse How Michael Eisner Became Disney’s Renaissance Man

Archive of American Television Michael Eisner

Midway to Main Street How Singles & Doubles Saved Disney

Rare Disney Treasures Katie Couric Interviews Michael Eisner - Dedication Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (April 21, 1998)

Cow Missing Michael Eisner Interview: Disneyland 30th Anniversary, Mickey Mouse’s 60th Birthday

Cow Missing Original Dedication California Adventure Park (February 8, 2001)

Roy E Disney’s “Save Disney” campaign


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #334: Back In Black

 
In the summer of 1991, the 5th studio album of a then lesser-known heavy metal from San Francisco was released, changing the fabric of music and popular culture forever. That band was Metallica and the album was and is known as 'The Black Album'. We are once again joined by Chauncey, our resident Metallica expert, as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the album. Also, no fandom news this week but we do have your feedback!
 

 

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RESOURCES

Metallica - Making The Black Album Documentary

James Hetfield - Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit Has Done Got Out Of Hand

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #333: For All Time. Always.

Hold on to your Tempads as this week we're finally taking a look at the first season of the Disney+ series, Loki. From Easter eggs to magic pants, we cover a myriad of points. Plus we have fandom news, your feedback, some housekeeping, and even a few tangents.


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NEWS

Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer

First look at Hawkeye Disney+ series and release date announcement

Doctor Who Season 13 trailer

Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnal to leave Doctor Who in 2022

Book Club update

 

RESOURCES

The Strange Disappearance of DB Cooper

David Copperfield destroys a Honus Wagner baseball card

Loki Costume Designer Tells Us The Secret of Tom Hiddleston's Magic Pants

 

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