Thursday, June 30, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #377: Hello there!

After years of waiting and anticipation, we have finally been given a series focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Join us as we take a look at the miniseries and how it fits into the larger Star Wars lexicon. Plus we got some fandom news and your feedback. 

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Stranger Things S4 Part 2 trailer

Disney Wish cruise ship to be christened on June 29th

Gold Standard #53: Ordinary People

Gold Standard Patreon, June 2022: The Godfather Part III

Rachel’s InConJunction schedule

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #375: A Boy From Liverpool


In the mid-1970s, an interviewer asked Paul McCartney, "Isn't 33 a bit old for rock and roll?" Little did that person know that almost 50 years later, Sir Paul would still be releasing new music and rocking out to thousands across the globe. Join us this week as we celebrate the life and career of Paul McCartney, as he gets ready to turn 80 on June 18th. From the Beatles to Wings, Macca has cemented himself as one of the most successful artists of all time. Plus some fandom news and your feedback. 

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Neil Patrick Harris joins Doctor Who 60th



Chris Farley interview Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

Paul McCartney breaks down his most iconic songs | GQ

Paul McCartney answers the web’s most searched questions | WIRED

Paul McCartney in casual conversation with Jarvis Cocker at LIPA

BNEvents: Paul McCartney (THE LYRICS) with B&N CEO, James Daunt

There’s Only One Paul McCartney (2002 BBC Documentary)

Beatles song rights dispute: Paul McCartney and Sony ATV work it out



Friday, June 10, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #374: It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Universe


When Doctor Strange meets America Chavez, a girl who is being hunted for her unique ability to travel through the multiverse, he steps in to help America survive. Facing a threat too great to handle alone, Strange turns to Wong and Wanda for their assistance but soon discovers that the danger comes from an unexpected – and extremely powerful – source. Plunged into the multiverse, Strange is pitted against all sorts of surprises as he attempts to protect not just America, but the state of the multiverse too. 

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Netflix Geeked Week announcements

-The Sandman arrives August 5

Gold Standard The Oscars Podcast #51: The Deer Hunter

Book Club updates

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #373: Swamp Spooks

In a desolate Cornish landscape littered with relics of prehistoric man, the Doctor and Evelyn uncover a catalogue of mysteries. What is the secret of the fog? Can the moor be haunted by a demonic host of imps? 

Join us this week as we return to the Big Finish vault with 'The Spectre of Lanyon Moor' which sees the Doctor team back up with the Brigadier. Plus the fandom news and your feedback. 

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Thor Love and Thunder trailer

Star Wars Celebration announcements

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #372: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

It broke the rules and set new standards for albums, and for 55 years Sgt Pepper and his Lonely Hearts Club Band have been entertaining music lovers. This week, we look at what many consider the greatest album in the Beatles catalog. Plus we cover some fandom news, your feedback, and Rachel gives a review of her "evening with Neil Gaiman".

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Fanthropy is shutting down all running clubs

Indy PopCon guest announcement: J Lee is best known as Lt. John LaMarr on The Orville

She-Hulk Attorney At Law trailer

David Tennant and Catherine Tate return to Doctor Who

Gold Standard Episode #50: Annie Hall



-How The Beatles changed album covers

-The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (ORIGINAL Promo Video)

-Paul McCartney on the origins of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

-The unpredictable sound of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band-Sound of Song: Episode 2-BBC

-Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper

-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band photo analysis part 1

-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band photo analysis part 2

-Sound engineer Geoff Emerick remembers recording The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s album

-Richard Lush talks about working with The Beatles on their landmark Sgt Pepper’s album



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #370: Don't Rock The Ship

This week we've got a double-dose of TARDIS adventures. First, we take a look at Jodie's penultimate episode, "Legend of the Sea Devils" where the Doctor and companions go on a swash-buckling adventure with a real-life pirate queen. Then we review Chrissy's birthday Big Finish choice, "Storm Warning" which was the debut audio for Paul McGann's doctor and also has connections to real-life history.

Plus the news, your feedback, and some housekeeping!

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Sailor Moon Crystal Part 5: Sailor Moon: Cosmos coming to theatres in 2023

Book club poll

Gold Standard Episode #49: Rocky (1976)

Holly on the Fandom Zone



-An imperial dream... that went down in flames: How plan for airships to carry passengers across the British Empire came to horrific end in 1930 with crash of 732ft behemoth R101 - as Italian firm unveils new 'Air Yacht' to span globe

-R101-The Final Trials and Loss of the Ship

-Cardington - R101 Memorial



Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #369: Secrets and Lies

*Spoiler Alert* After an almost four-year wait, we've finally returned to the Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. And we have thoughts, lots of thoughts. Join as we take a look at the film, plus a bit of a discussion about the current controversies. Also the news and your feedback.

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Gen Con event registration

Jo Martin and Sacha Dhawan enter the world of audio in brand-new audio dramas



Small Details You Missed in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore Spoiler Review


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #368: It's A Hard Knock Life

She's everyone's favorite auburn-haired orphan, who's been entertaining people for decades. Join us as we take a look at the history of 'Annie'; including the Broadway musical that's celebrating 45 years, and the star-studded film adaptation celebrating 40 years. Plus news and your feedback!

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

Indy PopCon guest announcements: Tom Arnold, Scott Grimes (Lt Gordon Malloy, The Orville)

Stranger Things S4 trailer

Thor: Love and Thunder teaser



James Whitcomb Riley “Little Orphant Annie” poem animation

Little Orphan Annie - [AT{Comics}] Week 2 Lesson 6

Ovaltine and “Little Orphan Annie”

Annie-Four Broadway stars: Andrea McArdle, Sarah Jessica Parker (1982 TV)

19 Former ‘Annies’ Reunite In Honor Of Musical’s 40th Anniversary

Rachel at the top of Crown Hill at the Riley burial site


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #367: Superheroes In New York?

It has been 10 years since Loki brought his army of Chitauri to wreak havoc in New York, bringing the Avengers together for the first time. This week we are joined by DJ Nik and Charles Skaggs as we take a look back at this pivotal moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus some news, and your feedback, including live feedback!

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Fan X Salt Lake guest announcements

Holly on Happiness in Darkness: Captain America (1990)

Gold Standard Patreon exclusive for April: Mystic River



TOLDJA! Marvel & Ruffalo Ink Hulk Deal

Comic-Con 2010 The Avengers Panel

Soundworks Collection: The Sound of The Avengers


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #366: The Rocketman

He's been knighted by the Queen, won two Academy Awards, is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has performed to countless numbers of fans. But before he says goodbye to the Yellow Brick Road, we take this week to celebrate and look back at the life and career of Sir Elton John.
Plus a little bit of news and your feedback, which sends us into a tangent or two.

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Release Date Shifts, Will Premiere With First Two Episodes on Disney+

Book Club update



Elton John AIDS Foundation

Elton John & Bernie Taupin-Songwriters Hall of Fame

17 Photos That Show Sir Elton John as the Fashion Maverick He Is

John Lewis Christmas advert 2018 featuring Elton John

Elton John Carpool Karaoke

Northwood Hills Pub - Elton John’s First Paying Gigs

Elton John lived here

Sixty Things for Sir Elton’s 60th

Elton John Breaks Down 14 Looks From 1968 to Now | Life in Looks | Vogue

The London Gazette - Legal change of name

Elton John helps ex-fiance, 50 years after jilting her

Elton John and John Reid’s relationship imploded after what we see in Rocketman

Elton John turns rags to riches for charity

2002 Interview on Larry King Live

Elton John celebrates 50 years of hits with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin

Elton John becomes the first solo artist with UK Top 10 singles in six different decades

Elton John claims record-breaking ARIA #1 single



Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #365: Back on Top

The 94th Academy Awards was certainly one for the record books. And this week we'll be discussing this year's ceremony, including the "incident". But we're celebrating our win in this year's pod vs pod Oscars competition! Plus we've got the news and your feedback. 

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Razzie award “winners”

Doctor Who returns on Easter Sunday

Rachel’s back on the Brandon Peters Show



American Academy of Dermatology

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Team Annihilation: 

Nik 17

Charles 17

Keith 7

Glen 11

Shaun 16

Team Return of the King:

Brittany 8

Chrissy 18

Holly 17

Rachel 17

Xan 10