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Buffering: A Rewatch Adventure

229 EpisodesProduced by Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin RussoWebsite

Buffering: A Rewatch Adventure began in 2016 with Buffering the Vampire Slayer, an episodic rewatch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, hosted by Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo — and now continues through some of the most iconic genre shows rooted in the 90s and 00s. Now rewatching Yellowjackets Seaso… read more

229 Episodes | 2016 - 2023

The eX-Files: An X-Files Podcast | 0.00 Trailer

March 8th, 2023


Welcome to The eX-Files, an episodic rewatch podcast in which Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo dig into every episode of The X-Files, spoiler free, one at a time.

Jenny grew up watching The X-Files when it aired, …

Buffering the Vampire Slayer | 8.01 The Long Way Home

February 22nd, 2023


As a "special gifty" we now bestow upon you our very first episode covering Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as written in comic form and published by Dark Horse Comics! We are two episodes into the journey over on …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.10 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

February 8th, 2023


We did it! We disposed of the body of our murdered lover, made an altar with the head of our dead dog, attended Gloria's funeral, got kidnapped by Triangle Buddy Devotees, and looked SO FUCKING HOT at our 25th High …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.09 Doomcoming

February 1st, 2023


It is time for the TITULAR DOOMCOMING, people!!! Let's tell the forest creatures how gay we are!!! Let's trip on mushrooms so hard that we confuse people for forest creatures?!?! Let's scream-sing KISS FROM A ROSE in …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.08 Flight of the Bumblebee

January 25th, 2023


In '96, Van is alive (again!), Laura Lee is going to get help by flying the Hail Mary Full Of Heroin Plane (oh no), Coach Ben is gay (hot), Travis is …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.07 No Compass

January 18th, 2023


On the one hand OH NO, it is wolf-o-clock in the '96 woods, but on the other hand OH YES, we have nearly all of our adults in a high speed, …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.06 Saints

January 11th, 2023


This week on Doomcoming, Yellowjackets gives us a lake baptism, some sexting, and a helping of very confusing birthday and graduation math — amongst …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.05 Blood Hive

January 4th, 2023


The halfway mark in our Doomcoming journey has arrived bringing us more Triangle Buddy, a slumber party seance, an owl cam, Callie on Molly, and …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.04 Bear Down

December 21st, 2022


This week on Doomcoming we are talking about the fourth episode of Yellowjackets: "Bear Down"! 

We've got a whole lot of Nat, a whole lot of trauma, …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.03 The Dollhouse

December 14th, 2022


This week on Doomcoming we are talking about the third episode of Yellowjackets: "The Dollhouse"! 

We've got a lot of Taissa, ever-increasing love for …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.02 F Sharp

December 7th, 2022


Welcome to Doomcoming, a little "winter treat" of a rewatch podcast where we dig into the first season of Showtime's Yellowjackets one episode at a …

Doomcoming: A Yellowjackets Podcast | 1.01 Pilot

November 30th, 2022


Welcome to Doomcoming, a little "winter treat" of a rewatch podcast where we dig into the first season of Showtime's Yellowjackets one episode at a time. 

Today we are discussing the pilot episode of the series where we …

Buffering: A Rewatch Adventure | Trailer

November 23rd, 2022


Welcome to Buffering: A Rewatch Adventure! While our trek through Buffy has come to a close, our podcasty love affair with iconic television is just beginning. If you’ve been paying attention, you already know that in …

Angel On Top | 5.01 Conviction

November 2nd, 2022


Buffy may be off, vacationing in the UK (???) but Angel is still hard at work at a new law firm with some new Sunnydale arrivals...

As a treat, here is the first episode of our sister-pod, Angel On Top, for those of you …

0.44 Curtain Call

October 12th, 2022


One last one for the road, scoobs — in this very special Curtain Call episode we journey through Jenny's "Supernaturalatives," discussing some of our favorite arcs (and favorite hunks) in the series, read through some …

7.22 Chosen

September 28th, 2022


Anything we say is gonna sound like goodbye.
It's Season 7 Episode 22, "Chosen," live from Brooklyn's Bell House.
We love you oh-so-much.


Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs;

7.21 End of Days

September 14th, 2022


It's a scythe, it's an axe, it's a great big .... one handed weapon, okay?! Buffy is BACK, the team is back together, the sword has been pulled from …

7.20 Touched

August 31st, 2022


The First is blippin' in and out all over Sunnydale and our scoobies are doing a lot of their own blippin' on many surfaces of 1630 Revello Drive. It's Season 7 Episode 20: Touched and the end is fast approaching (of …

7.19 Empty Places

August 17th, 2022


LaToya Ferguson, pod-nemesis, joins us in conversation about S7E19: Empty Places! There are hot pockets, sexual tension on the Revello porch that might make your head set aflame, a proper recipe for a bloomin' onion, …

0.43: Willow: Jewish, Witch, Jewitch?

August 10th, 2022


Kristin is talking with with Rabbi Leah Jordan and Pam Grossman — writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history — to dig deep into Willow's Jewishness, her witchy-ness, and how those two identities are in …

7.18 Dirty Girls

August 3rd, 2022


Faith is back in Sunnydale and we are feeling dirtier than ever, Nathan Fillion's bangs are the most evil part about Caleb, Spike remembers the …

7.17 Lies My Parents Told Me

July 13th, 2022


We've got mommy issues, we've got daddy issues, and we've got A LOT OF BULLSHIT! In flashbacks, Spike wants to bring his mom on vacation with …

7.16 Storyteller

June 29th, 2022


Welcome, gentle viewers, to our taping of S7E16's "Storyteller" LIVE from Philadelphia!!! We have shirtless cereal pours, many mispronunciations of the word VamPYRE, two oven mitts and a smoking jacket, a history of …

7.15 Get It Done

June 15th, 2022


We've got a heaping scoop of racism and colonialist bullshit this week, including but not limited to a very troubling (and problematic af!) origin …

7.14 First Date

June 1st, 2022


Robin Wood is taking Buffy on a date to a hidden restaurant in the alleys of Sunnydale (that makes brandied pears?!), Xander is helping Ashanti pick out the right rope to help tie him up over the Seal of Danzalthar, and …

7.13 The Killer In Me

May 18th, 2022


You know that feeling when you kiss a girl and it hits you so hard that you turn into the dude you killed last season?! And then you run into the girl who you kept as a rat in a cage for years?!?!?! It is a wild time in …

7.12 Potential

May 4th, 2022


Listen. We love Dawn, okay? She f*cking rules!! Join us and special guest Jessie Blount as we praise Dawn's virtues, question some of Buffy's choices …

7.11 Showtime

April 20th, 2022


You know that feeling when you're a centuries-old vampyric ancestor named Turok-Han and you just want to kill a bunch of potential slayers so that …

7.10 Bring On The Night

April 6th, 2022


Giles is back in corduroy with some new potential slayer step-sisters, Drusilla as The First is wriggling and giggling about, Xander and Andrew *cannot* stop flirting, and Turok-Han is really, really strong. So strong, …

0.42 Welcome to the HelenMouth: Linguistics in Buffy with Helen Zaltzman

March 30th, 2022


Dear friend of the pod Helen Zalztman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This!) joins us today for a deep dive into linguistics in Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Why does Giles' leatherbound book use a "Y" in Vampyre? Why does …

0.41 Celebrating 25 Years of Buffy from Sunnydale High

March 18th, 2022


We celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Torrance High School, aka Sunnydale High, with hundreds of your beautiful nerdy …

7.09 Never Leave Me

March 9th, 2022


Andrew is cosplaying as Spike and being interrogated by Xander and Anya while Actual Spike is drinking blood out of bags and shattering chairs to …

7.08 Sleeper

February 23rd, 2022


Time to repair all of the broken windows at the Summers' house, see Aimee Mann at The Bronze, and get a little kinky with Spike in the name of detective work! The thing beneath us is also getting PARTICULARLY hot and …

7.07 Conversations with Dead People

February 9th, 2022


Special Guest Hrishi Hirway joins us to discuss S7E7: Conversations with Dead People! Cassie is back in the library making Willow cry (which makes us …

7.06 Him

January 26th, 2022


You know that feeling when something from beneath you is devouring and you're like, really trying to sort what the hell that is so you can save the …

7.05 Selfless

January 12th, 2022


We are BACK, the year is 2022, and everything is coming up Anya. We go deeper into understanding Anya's origins and past then ever before, we get a brilliantly horrible CGI spider, Kristin dubs the frat house …

7.04 Help

December 15th, 2021


Buffy is using all of her slayer know-how to be a guidance counselor at the new Sunnydale High and it seems that, as many might have anticipated, those two skill sets do not have significant overlap — though she is …

7.03 Same Time, Same Place

December 1st, 2021


Today's episode was taped LIVE and both of us were in the same place at the same time talk about Season 7 Episode 3, "Same Time, Same Place"! HOW NOVEL. Will there be Gnarl impressions? Yes. Will we re-enact the …

0.40 Seeing Red & "The Monster Myth"

November 24th, 2021


This is a re-airing of "Seeing Red & 'The Monster Myth,'" which originally aired in our Patreon feed alongside Buffy's S6E19: "Seeing Red"

We've chosen to re-air this episode in the main feed the week after Season …

7.02 Beneath You

November 17th, 2021


From Beneath You, This Episode Devours.
That's it, that's the whole description.


Jenny Owen Youngs:

Angel On Top — 4x1 Deep Down

November 12th, 2021


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7.01 Lessons

November 3rd, 2021


Sunnydale High School is BACK, and so the f*ck are we!!!! Welcome to Season 7, scoobies. We've got ghost zombies, blueprints, and a brand new …

0.39 Unbury Your Gays

October 13th, 2021


As a part of a four-episode series surrounding 6.19 Seeing Red, Kristin curated a conversation with Emma O'Sullivan — a former Kitten Board member …

6.22 Grave

September 15th, 2021


We are heading out of the grave and into the light, dearest scoobies — it is the end, the end of Season Six! WE MADE IT!!!!

Dark Willow did not …

Angel On Top — 3x22 Tomorrow

September 14th, 2021


It's the season finale, scoobies!!! We've got a whole entire family feud up at the top to kick us off into Angel's S3E22: Tomorrow — and don't you …

6.21 Two To Go

September 8th, 2021


Oh mannnnnnn Dark Willow needs to kick every square inch of Buffy's ass and is also driving a truck by standing on top of it and is also making cops take naps and by the way did you know she also has some shit to do …

Angel On Top — 3x21 Benediction

September 1st, 2021


Hello, Scoobies. Naturally, Angel Season 3 continues its focus on fathers and sons (sons and fathers) with "Benediction," an episode where our heroes really need a nice, hot shower. But you know what this episode also …

6.20 Villains

August 25th, 2021


She owes you! She owes you paaaain! Whewwwww, that's right scoobies: Willow has gone and smooshed her vengeance seeking hands into *all* of the dark magic books and slurped up so much dark magic that her hair and eyes …

Angel On Top — 3x20 A New World

August 18th, 2021


Slow motion. Questionable CGI. Whatever the plural of "chamois" (which is NOT spelled "shammy") is. Consider it what to expect when you're expecting "A New World." (That's the Angel episode title there, Scoobies.) Join …

0.38: A Conversation with Amber Benson

August 12th, 2021


Amber Benson is here with us, in conversation with Kristin & Jenny, and we could not be more overjoyed!!!! We talk about witchcraft, memories …

6.19 Seeing Red

August 11th, 2021


Seeing Red is here, whether we want it to be or not! This is one of FOUR episodes we produced and recorded to cover the episode as responsibly as possible. Making space for nuanced conversation on both the bathroom …

Angel On Top — 3x19 The Price

July 28th, 2021


Now, we're not sure if you've heard, but there is always a price to using dark magics. That's a lesson our foes over on Buffering the Vampire Slayer learned earlier this season (with "After Life"), and it's a lesson …

6.18 Entropy

July 21st, 2021


If Spike and Anya doing it on the Magic Box table wasn't enough for you (Giles would be scandalized!), then how about Ira Madison III here in-episode …

Angel On Top — 3x18 Double or Nothing

July 14th, 2021


Scoobies, a question: Is "Double or Nothing" a fun episode of Angel or is it quite a sad episode of Angel? Depending on who you ask during this …

6.17 Normal Again

July 8th, 2021


The bells of hell stopped ringing just long enough for three asshole men to gaslight Buffy (AND US?!) into doubting her own reality! How cool. How …

0.37 Normalizing Harmful Shit, Again: Talking Mental Health + Pop Culture

July 7th, 2021


Sarah Duncan, a Pop Culture Scholar, Multidisciplinary Artist & Cultural Worker, is here in conversation with Kristin & Alba — we are talking …

Angel On Top — 3x17 Forgiving

June 30th, 2021


Scoobies, a wise woman once said: "Forgiveness... is more than saying sorry. Forgiveness... means accepting people's flaws." And that is a lesson that the "Dark Avenger" himself must learn in a little episode called …

6.16 Hells Bells

June 23rd, 2021


Okay. Well. In today's episode — S6E16: Hell's Bells — Spike has brought a date to Xander and Anya's wedding (a date, did you know, it is a date) but only cares about Buffy's happiness, Dawn has met a cute demon teen, …

Angel On Top — 3x16 Sleep Tight

June 16th, 2021


Look, Scoobies... We promised you that things would never get bad on Angel and that we'd always be happy here on Angel on Top, and... Well, hey—we're …

6.15 As You Were

June 9th, 2021


In our last live-taping of the season, Captain Can-Do is BACK and he has a SCAR and he wears GLOVES and a LEATHER VEST and he has a WIFE named Sam and we LOVE HER. Listen, this is the one where Riley comes back to town …

Angel On Top — 3x15 Loyalty

June 2nd, 2021


Remember Holtz and Justine? Well, they're back. Please don't hold that against the episode, because it's otherwise pretty great — just like Mr. Dad! …

6.14 Older and Far Away

May 26th, 2021


Ah, it's the annual tradition of marking the birth of Buffy Summers with interdimensional chaos! Halfrek has capitalized on Dawn's wish to keep everyone inside the house, Anya is hoisting a red-shirted boy into the mix …

Angel On Top — 3x14 Couplet

May 19th, 2021


Scoobies, our friends at Angel Investigations are coupling up. Well, some of them are. (Sorry, Angel and Wesley. And Lorne too, though he doesn't seem to have any major issues with it.) Join your hosts (a couple of …

6.13 Dead Things

May 12th, 2021


If only we could go back in time and be held by the sweet embrace of robot boyfriends, demons on the internet, snake mayors, and bad eggs. Alas, we …

Angel On Top — 3x13 Waiting in the Wings

May 5th, 2021


Scoobies, the wait is finally over, and it is time for "Waiting in the Wings." That's right, the gang at Angel Investigations is stepping (and …

6.12 Doublemeat Palace

April 28th, 2021


Beef-flavored vegetables, dumpster sex, and a penis monster surprise can only mean one thing: we have arrived at S6E12: Doublemeat Palace! Please join us for conversation on the fast food industry, our deep love of …

0.36 Clare Kramer + Fanaddicts!

April 22nd, 2021


We hung out with the always-wonderful and, of course, splendiferous Clare Kramer! We had so much dang fun talking to her about her new podcast, …

Angel On Top — 3x12 Provider

April 21st, 2021


Scoobies, we have been waiting all season, and finally, it is here: Angel Investigations has a paid case. Multiple paid cases, even!' Which is really …

0.35: Willow + The Use of Magic

April 15th, 2021


In today's episode we have a more in-depth conversation with Natalie Muskin-Press, taking a deeper look at Willow’s arc with her use of magic in this season. Natalie is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor who has …

6.11 Gone

April 14th, 2021


A trio of ding-dong boys accidentally turn Buffy invisible but then because they cannot stop yapping they wind up defeated anyway! TYPICAL. We also have Pylon Pudding, dial up internet at the E-Pump, Invisible Ear Lobe …

Angel On Top — 3x11 Birthday

April 7th, 2021


'Allo, Scoobies! This is a special episode of Angel, innit? (Okay, that was for all the Tammy fans.) That's right, we have finally approached …

6.10 Wrecked

March 31st, 2021


In this episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, everyone gathers at the local pool to go swimming and talk about their feelings while sipping on ice …

Angel On Top — 3x10 Dad

March 24th, 2021


Fatherhood is quite the adventure, isn't it, Scoobies? It definitely is when you're new father Angel — and that's even before the car chase to the abandoned mine in the desert. Join your hosts LaToya Ferguson and Morgan …

6.09 Smashed

March 17th, 2021


Rat Amy is Human Amy once more! There are sheep at The Bronze! Spike and Buffy have inspired a new segment called 1080pHGTV, creating open floor plans a-plenty! Ankle-length pleather skirts be damned, as we have arrived …

Angel On Top — 3x09 Lullaby

March 10th, 2021


Oh, Scoobies. It is time for one heck of an emotional rollercoaster, both for unexpectedly expecting vampire parents Angel and Darla and your …

6.08 Tabula Rasa

March 3rd, 2021


Joan the Vampire Slayer and Randy Giles are battling vampires while Rupey and Anya make out in a sea of disappeared bunnies at The Magic Box, Alex is in the sewers with study buddies Willow and Tara, and Umad is still a …

Angel On Top — 3x08 Quickening

February 25th, 2021


It may be February, but allow us to transport you back to November 2001 for some network sweeps shenanigans in the form of a vampire pregnancy. Darla is about to give birth to a baby that may or may not "skitter" out of …

0.34: Once More, Behind The Scenes

February 24th, 2021


A special, behind-the-scenes conversation on the making of Once More With Once More, With Feeling, taped live and in conversation with you all!! We are here to answer your questions, argue over mustard, cry about our …

Angel On Top — 3x07 Offspring

February 17th, 2021


Good news: Darla's back! Bad news: Angel doesn't quite take that (or the fact that she's super pregnant) like the enlightened "manpire" he claims to be. To be perfectly honest, Angel's behavior is pretty …

6.07: Once More, With Feeling

February 10th, 2021


In this musical extravaganza, your hosts Kristin Russo & Jenny Owen Youngs find themselves bursting into song, and (gay) flames, when a demon attempts to make Dawn his bride…

0.33: Invisi-BIPOC with Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade

January 20th, 2021


On this week's episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Alba Daza and Mackenzie McDade do an unapologetic deep dive into the BIPOC experience of …

Angel On Top — 3x06 Billy

January 13th, 2021


Hey, Scoobies. Remember that young man Angel broke out of his own personal Hell dimension in order to save Cordelia's life back in "That Vision Thing?" Well, uh... he's back now. And as it turns out, there was a very …

6.06: All The Way

January 6th, 2021


It's always fuckin' something on Halloween, and this week we will get Anya on roller skates, Dawn shoplifting, Xander poking Giles with his hook, …

Angel On Top — 3x05 Fredless

December 16th, 2020


The crack detectives over at Angel Investigations still have yet to be paid for a case this season, but you know what they have done, Scoobies? No, Cordy hasn't had a vision yet. No, Gunn hasn't made amends with Lorne. …

6.05: Life Serial

December 9th, 2020


We are LIVE from our respective recording closets and on the very anniversary of Jenny's birth, no less! We've got hard hats and tequila, and we've also got LaToya Ferguson and Joanna Robinson to help us dig deep on …

Angel On Top — 3x04 Carpe Noctem

December 2nd, 2020


Four episodes into this season of Angel, and Angel Investigations still hasn't done a paid case. (So maybe get off your high horse about that whole …

6.04: Flooded

November 25th, 2020


As the saying goes, you should really fix that small leak before all your pipes burst and you're suddenly standing knee-deep in water, playing kitten …

Angel On Top — 3x03 That Old Gang Of Mine

November 18th, 2020


So... Remember how Gunn decided to simply ignore all of his problems at home during the Pylea arc at the end of Angel Season 2? Well, those problems have popped right back up, and well, Gunn continues to handle them …

6.03: After Life

November 9th, 2020


You know that feeling when you are ripped out of your peaceful afterlife by your friends and then they are SO LOUD and SO UNHELPFUL plus there is …

Angel On Top — 3x02 That Vision Thing

October 28th, 2020


Don't know if you've heard, but Cordelia's visions from TPTB are *literally* killing her. So keeping that in mind, "That Vision Thing" finds a way to …

0.32: An Interview with Juliet Landau

October 26th, 2020


Holy moly, scoobies, we sat down to chat with the one and only Juliet Landau — and she is every bit as brilliant and wonderful as you'd guess! We …

6.02: Bargaining Part Two

October 21st, 2020


You know that feeling when you are under six feet of dirt but then your friends bring you back to life and you have to claw your way up from below …

Angel On Top — 3x01 Heartthrob

October 14th, 2020


It is LaToya Ferguson's first episode hosting Angel On Top, and she is joined by Kristin Russo & Jenny Owen Youngs this week for the Angel Season …

6.01: Bargaining Part One

October 7th, 2020


Oh, hey, it's a bot! It's a bot! It's a great big (Buffy) bot!! Yes, here we are at the jump of Season 6 and we've got robots in leather, Willow killing a cute little doe-eyed deer, Giles leaving the gang for more time …

0.31: Another Glorious Mailbag!

September 30th, 2020


Within the first few minutes of this beautiful mailbag episode, Jenny says "Guess how fast I just googled 'CLAM MANTLE'?!" so... we promise you a …

0.30: A Conversation with Alba Daza & Mackenzie MacDade

September 16th, 2020


New Buffering the Vampire Slayer family members — producer Alba Daza and consultant Mack MacDade — join us today in conversation with each other! …

5.22.02: The Gift Part 2

September 9th, 2020


We have your thoughts on the Season 5 Finale, "The Gift"! We have a conversation from the brilliant Jen Malkowski on death as Buffy's gift! We have Mack MacDade telling us about who really treats Spike like a man and …

5.22: The Gift

August 26th, 2020


We will not watch this episode or discuss it due to Clause 47 in our contract which specifically states that no episode shall be produced when there are simply "TOO MANY FUCKING FEELINGS."

Just kidding, let's all cry …

0.29: Interview with Sharon Ferguson

August 21st, 2020


Kristin & Alba interviewed the brilliant Sharon Ferguson — Sineya, the First Slayer in the Buffyverse — and holy shit. We talk about that …

5.21: The Weight of the World

August 12th, 2020


Oh lord, Willow is going into Buffy’s mind, Spike is slapping Xander, Glory has some kind of connection with Ben (we think they work together), Dawn found some chains in an alley, and everyone is sad and we are STRESSED …

5.20: Spiral

July 29th, 2020


Our first ever digital live taping!! Spike is driving a Winnebago wearing goggles, the Knights are on a crusade to The Battle of Chevron to find and kill the key, Ben has some kind of connection to Glory, and Buffy just …

5.19: Tough Love

July 22nd, 2020


Oh wowowowow this week Willow is going to finally pay her debt of PAIN to Glory while we all look on in wonder, Buffy is going to get so so so mad about triangles, Giles is going to be hotter than anyone has ever been …

5.18: Intervention

July 15th, 2020


Special guest, avowed Spike fan, and all-around-badass Alanna Bennett joins us today as we ride a f*cking EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER together! We've got a Buffy Bot, we've got a pissed off hellgod with great hair and a …

0.28: LaToya Ferguson, Alanna Bennett, & Ira Madison III on Race in the Buffy & Angelverse

July 8th, 2020


The absolutely brilliant LaToya Ferguson, Alanna Bennett, and Ira Madison III host today's conversation on race within the Buffy and Angelverse! This …

0.27: A Return

July 6th, 2020


We’re back today to share new commitments here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer, all of which are focused on bringing an anti-racist base to the podcast & bringing the work of becoming & staying anti-racist into …

0.26: A Message from Jenny & Kristin

June 3rd, 2020


No new episode today.

We stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and know that we need to do better in supporting and defending Black …

5.17: Forever

May 13th, 2020


Today we are moving from the shock of losing Joyce and along to the many paths of grief: some leave flowers, others listen to music that reminds them …

5.16.02: More on The Body with Kristine Sutherland and Brittany Ashley

May 6th, 2020


The Body remains one of the most emotionally resonant television episodes of all time, and this week we are continuing our exploration of its many themes. We are first in conversation with Brittany Ashley, host and …

0.25: Conversation with Jen Malkowski on The Body

April 29th, 2020


Kristin had the chance to speak with the brilliant Jen Malkowski, an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Smith College with a …

5.16: The Body

April 29th, 2020


Today we journey together into one of the most impactful episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and — in our opinion — one of the most impactful …

5.15: I Was Made To Love You

April 22nd, 2020


Here we are at S5E15: I Was Made To Love You, which begs the eternal question: Why are men??????! UGHHHHH so yeah Warren is here and he makes a goddamn robot and then leaves her in his goddamn room to be with his new …

0.24: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol 08

April 15th, 2020


We have mail about fish reproduction! We have mail holding Riley accountable! We have mail about mannequin nipples! We have mail including a song …

0.23: Clare Kramer Interview

April 8th, 2020


Behold the magnificence of her dulcet tones as they land against your unworthy eardrums, mortals - today is the day we give you our conversation with …

5.14: Crush

April 1st, 2020


You know that feeling when you used to date an undead guy with a soul but then he left town, and then you dated an alive guy who loved basketballs …

0.22: Find the Helpers & Just Keep Fighting

March 25th, 2020


Last week we put out a call on social media to hear what you all were doing to help our communities during this scary and overwhelming time. We were …

5.13: Blood Ties

March 18th, 2020


Dawn finds out she's the key while eating chocolates with Spike at the Magic Box, Glory gets to the hospital only moments after Ben left which was so …

5.12: Checkpoint

March 4th, 2020


The brilliant Ira Madison III returns to guest on his *very favorite episode* of the series and we get down and dirty with the patriarchal bullshit …

5.11: Triangle

February 19th, 2020


Trixie Mattel is here CAN YOU EVEN STAND IT?!?! We are going to talk about Olaf the Troll and Anya and Willow fighting and Dr. Seuss and wigs and …

0.21: Interview with Marc Blucas

February 12th, 2020


Marc Blucas!!! Measures his hand size!!! Against Jenny's?!!! WHAT IS LIFE EVEN?! In addition to hand size comparison, we dig into topics like: how it felt to be surrounded by tin foil at The Initiative, whether or not …

5.10: Into the Woods

February 5th, 2020


Helicopter blades are whirring over the sound of our tears as Buffy comes face to face with her fear of needing some monster in her men, all while our cardboard prince heads deep into the unknown woods. Jenny also …

5.09: Listening to Fear

January 22nd, 2020


A queller demon on the ceiling! A queller demon in a tree! A queller demon under your car! A queller demon with many teeth!! While we *hate* this extraterrestrial bug more than most things in this life, we’d still …

5.08: Shadow

January 8th, 2020


There's a snake! There's a snake! There's a great big snake!! With... arms?!?! WHATEVER. Glory, who now has a name and some new shoes, puts a cobra in a vase and kablam makes a giant snake who sniffs and sniffs until he …

5.07: Fool For Love

December 11th, 2019


Live from San Francisco's Brava Theater!! Spike has always been bad, baby... but this week we learn that, at first, he was only bad at poetry. We are taking a deep dive into our favorite peroxide-doused vampire and are …

5.06: Family

November 27th, 2019


Kate Leth guests and Tara's family makes a surprise visit to Sunnydale with a whole carload of patriarchal bullsh*t in tow (and also Amy Adams). …

5.05: No Place Like Home

November 13th, 2019


The Beast has arrived in her glorious red dress, tousling about her golden locks and also some very important monks. Spike is out for a walk bitch …

5.04: Out of My Mind

October 30th, 2019


Riley's heart beats 150 times per minute but he still can't find love and no one cares except for Jenny! JUST KIDDING. Buffy also cares. Joyce faints in the kitchen, Harmony smokes Morley Slims and cannot keep an arrow …

5.03: The Replacement

October 16th, 2019


Two Xanders, no waiting! Our favorite day-glo demon Toth is in town to kill the Slayer but, whoops!, his neon beam misses Buffy and instead splits Xander into two. While Anya contemplates the many things she can do in …

0.20: Interview with Mercedes McNab

October 9th, 2019


Mercedes McNab sat down to talk with Kristin about her role as our favorite Cordette-turned-vampire, Harmony! We talk about her audition, that epic …

0.19: Gaby Dunn, Mal Blum, and Dawn Summers

October 4th, 2019


BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT YOU (and because Gaby Dunn could never be contained to just a few lines), we bring you this extra special bonus chat between …

5.02: Real Me

October 2nd, 2019


Harmony has brought her minions to Sunnydale to kill Buffy, Joyce is dressing up for someone at the gallery, Tara and Willow have officially U-Hauled …

5.01: Buffy vs Dracula

September 18th, 2019


Hooooooooly Hellmouths -- Dracula's in Sunnydale! Mom is drunk! Dad is Vlad! And WE! ARE! BACK! We missed you a TON and there's SO MUCH TO TALK …

0.18: Interview with Charisma Carpenter

July 23rd, 2019


It is here! It is time! Charisma Carpenter sat down with us to talk about the trope of the mean girl, that infamous spatula scene, the audition she …

0.17: Interview with Seth Green

June 7th, 2019


What's that sound? Why, 'tis the rare E flat diminished ninth chord, signaling that our interview with the delightful Seth Green hath arrived! We got …

4.22.02: Restless Part Two

May 1st, 2019


It's the last episode of Season 4 (!!) which means that it is high time for Giles to sing us some rocking exposition, for Anya to tell us the funniest joke we've ever heard, and for Buffy to prepare her bedroom for …

4.22: Restless

April 24th, 2019


Push those VHS tapes into your VCRs and close your eyes, scoobies: let's dream of Sappho poems, ice cream trucks, Giles and Spike on a swing set, and Anya steering with no hands... We have special guests Alyse Knorr and …

0.16: Interview with Sophia Crawford & Jeff Pruitt

April 17th, 2019


Sophia Crawford, Sarah Michelle Gellar's stunt double from Seasons 1 - 4 of Buffy, and Jeff Pruitt, the show's stunt coordinator from 1997 - 2000 sat down to tell us all about their work! They are now *married* to each …

4.21: Primeval

April 3rd, 2019


4.21: Primeval

Let's rip the uranium core out of Adam, SHALL WE?! Manus, Spiritus, Animus, and Sophus combine today to show us once more that the power of community can overcome evil, hatred, and men who store limitless …

0.15: Interview with James Marsters

March 27th, 2019


Buckle your seatbelts and black out your windshields because we are about to blast RIGHT THROUGH that Welcome to Sunnydale sign, light up a Morley, and talk to James Marsters about his time playing the most beloved …

4.20: The Yoko Factor

March 20th, 2019


Crossover episode!! Brittany Ashley and Laura Zak slide in from Angel On Top to join Jenny for a spirited discussion of this episode - including the …

4.18: Where the Wild Things Are

February 20th, 2019


Hrishikesh Hirway is back to talk to Jenny about his favorite character, Riley Finn! We also discuss the very special time in a young girl's life when she accidentally becomes one half of a human sex battery powering a …

4.17: Superstar

February 6th, 2019


It's another day in Sunnydale, which means chaos, monsters, and the valiant charge of our hero Jonathan. Vanquishing all evil as it arrives on the Hellmouth, showing us all how to be gracious and kind while also strong …

4.16: Who Are You?

January 24th, 2019


AAAHHHH FAITH SWAPPED BODIES WITH BUFFY! All hands on deck! This is not a drill! This week we are live from PodCon2 in Seattle, where we find Faith and Buffy locked in eternal girl-frenemy conflict, Tara and Willow …

4.15: This Year's Girl

January 9th, 2019


Faith is back with a goddamn magical fidget spinner, NEED WE SAY MORE?! This week we are live from London's Vampire Ball (!!) talking about Faith and Buffy and Buffy and Faith, our favorite slayer gal pals in all the …

4.14 Goodbye Iowa

December 19th, 2018


Riley is very sweaty, but don't worry Buffy has a bandana for his itchy hand! Willow isn't only going over to Tara's for magic, SILLY!! Adam is so …

4.13: The I In Team

December 5th, 2018


Don't you just love when your psych professor turns out to be the head of a monster initiative that created a Frankenstein-like thing named Adam who eats floppy disks and has metal shinguards?! Don't you love it even …

4.12: A New Man

November 21st, 2018


Ethan Rayne is back in town and so, of course, is Kate Leth! We talk oh-so-much about the sexual tension between our two favorite mystics, listen to …

4.11: Doomed

November 6th, 2018


In Sunnydale this week, Spike shrinks all of his clothing, we confirm that Buffy is a Capricorn on the cusp of Aquarius, and Kristin and Jenny THROW DOWN on their differing opinions of Riley Finn. Also, Forest is still …

4.10: Hush

October 24th, 2018


This is the one where —

*Your hosts grab suddenly at their throats & try to continue speaking. Their eyes widen. They look directly into the camera, overtaken by fear.*


Jenny Owen …

4.09: Something Blue

October 10th, 2018


A heartbroken Willow decides to cast a *late night* spell in a shared dormitory bathroom which can only mean one thing: Spike and Buffy are going to get engaged! To each other! WHAT A DAY. Today we're discussing S4E9: …

A1.08: I Will Remember You

October 3rd, 2018


A crossover for the ages brings Buffy into the Angelverse to show us all how beautiful love can be before then ripping our hearts our of our chests. …

0.14: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 6

September 19th, 2018


Holy hell(mouth), you send us so much glorious mail that we decided to bring a very special mailbag episode right into your lil scooby ears this …

4.08: Pangs

August 29th, 2018


It's Thanksgiving in Sunnydale, and much is happening: Detective Angel's lurking in the bushes, Anya is *so Anya*, and Spike is tied to a chair! It's …

4.07: The Initiative

August 15th, 2018


RILEY LIKES BUFFY and he's part of a secret monster-catching arm of the government, conveniently headquartered underneath his campus housing! ALSO Spike is in peril, Buffy is bad at fro-yo, Harmony has a unicorn poster, …

4.06 Wild At Heart

August 1st, 2018


Oh, Willow. Is there anything more to say?! Special guest host Joanna Robinson joins Kristin to discuss the hair regimes of She Wolves, the …

4.05: Beer Bad

July 18th, 2018



There comes a time in the lives of two podcasters when they must stare destiny in the face and say, “We alone wield the strength and skill to discuss what is widely regarded as …

4.04: Fear, Itself

July 4th, 2018


It's Halloween in July and we are back at a frat house (*~the paaaaatriarchyyyy~*)! Meanwhile, Anya is terrified of bunnies, Joan of Arc and God are …

4.03: The Harsh Light of Day

June 20th, 2018


Our platinum baby is back alongside vamp Harmony in pursuit of the gem of Amara, and Parker is a total jerkface! Also, ANYA. Today we are discussing S4E3: The Harsh Light of Day!


Jenny …

4.02: Living Conditions

June 6th, 2018


Buffy's college roommate Kathy is here in full force, so you'd better log your calls, label your eggs, and make sure your face is glued on tight!! …

4.01: The Freshman

May 23rd, 2018


Buffy's off to COLLEGE and navigating the many obstacles of higher education matriculation - frathouse Jell-O shots, misogynistic professors, and of …

0.13: Interview with Harry Groener!!

April 4th, 2018


WOW, Kristin got the chance to sit down and chat with the mayor of Sunnydale himself, Harry Groener!! We couldn't think of a better way to close out …

3.22: Graduation Day Part 2

March 28th, 2018


Angel stands silhouetted in a foggy mist reflecting on his passions whilst Faith and Buffy find each other in a shared dreamscape. Seriously, though, this is the one where the class of '99 RISES UP TO BATTLE SOME MAJOR …

3.21: Graduation Day Part 1

March 21st, 2018


WOW wow wow wow wow THIS IS THE ONE WHERE Buffy puts on some leather pants and Faith's eating a twizzler and then THEY FIGHT aaaaah probably some other stuff happens too but WHO CARES?! Today we're discussing S3E21: …

3.20: The Prom

March 7th, 2018


Ira Madison III returns to help us discuss the finer points of breaking up with your girlfriend in a sewer, how great Cordelia looks in her prom …

3.19: Choices

February 28th, 2018


Willow is kidnapped! Faith is gifted a fresh-smelling thing of beauty! The Mayor eats a twelve-course meal of spiders! Buffy gets into Northwestern! Angel drops the winch on his burgeoning detective career! Today we're …

3.18: Earshot

February 14th, 2018


Our #1 fave Joanna Robinson returns to help us explore the finer points of Herbal Essences commercials, Alex Mack, and the simple fact that when you unexpectedly absorb the silvery blood of a mouthless demon and gain …

3.17: Enemies

February 7th, 2018


This is the one where Buffy and Faith become (Best Fr)ENEMIES, so buckle up for some serious drama. Hrishikesh Hirway of The West Wing Weekly and Song Exploder joins us in our discussion of French films, billowing …

3.16: Doppelgängland

January 31st, 2018


TWO WILLOWS, NO WAITING! Plus we have a lovely chat with story expert (and Buffy aficionado) Lani Diane Rich, and a mind-bending Buffy FashionWatch from Kate Leth - once you hear it, you'll never be the same. Today …

3.15: Consequences

January 17th, 2018


We can barely recall when one leather-clad vampire slayer came a-fogging up classroom windows and drawing hearts everywhere - 'twas so like a dream, and only one short week ago. Lo! The winds of change blow harsh …

3.14: Bad Girls

January 10th, 2018


THE TIME HAS COME FOR ALL BAD GIRLS TO BREATHE FOG ONTO THE WINDOW PANE AND DRAW STAKED HEARTS UPON THE GLASS! Faith and Buffy are spending a LOT of time together this episode, and Jenny can't stop screaming about it. …

3.13: The Zeppo

January 3rd, 2018


It's Season Faith, Episode Xander, and Andrew Ti (of the Yo, Is This Racist? blog & podcast) joins us for a deep dive into the patriarchy and macramé owls! Plus!! The incredible Chris Farren returns, performing and …

0.12: Santa Barbara, The Mayor, & Nerf Herder

December 27th, 2017


In this VERY SPECIAL EPISODE, we venture to Santa Barbara (aka Sunnydale) at the request of THE MAYOR (Helene Schneider, who is, as best we can tell, not evil *at all* but a totally lovely human, as well as a Buffy …

3.12: Helpless

December 13th, 2017


Will Buffy get to go to the ice show for her birthday? Will Angel finish his cheese plate? These are just a couple of the questions we're examining today, PLUS Jeff Kober joins us to talk about playing Zachary Kralik!! …

3.11: Gingerbread

December 6th, 2017


Grab your pitchforks and brace yourselves for some mob mentality, Sunnydale-style - we've arrived at Season Faith, Episode M.O.O.! Also, holy cheese …

3.10: Amends

November 29th, 2017


It's that magical time of year when tree lights twinkle, snowfall dusts the distant hilltops, and the ghosts of those you've murdered in cold blood …

3.09: The Wish

November 15th, 2017


Bored now? Of course you're not!! There's ANYA! And VAMPIRE WILLOW! Today we're discussing S3E9: The Wish.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at

3.08: Lover's Walk

November 8th, 2017


Official Spike fan-club president Joanna Robinson returns because GUESS WHO JUST DROVE THROUGH THE SUNNYDALE SIGN AGAIN!!! Also Angel is reading Sartre's Nausea by the fire in the original French and we NEED to talk …

3.07: Revelations

November 1st, 2017


Live from The NerdMelt Showroom! Special guests Kristine Thune, Ira Madison III, Kate Leth, and Gaby Dunn (who somehow forced her way on stage) help …

3.06: Band Candy

October 18th, 2017


Kristine Sutherland (!!!) and Kate Leth guest -- ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING US, IT'S EFFING BAND CANDY!!!!! We mean *ahem* -- today we're discussing S3E6: Band Candy.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you …

3.05: Homecoming

October 11th, 2017


BUFFERING 3.05: Homecoming

GET IN THE LIMO! It's the episode that launched a zillion Cordelia/Spatula fan fics! Buckle up for SlayerFest 98! Today …

3.04: Beauty and the Beasts

October 4th, 2017


BUFFERING 3.04: Beauty and the Beasts

In this episode, Buffy finds herself surrounded by all kinds of man-beasts, Faith coins the phrase "kickin the gearshift" (now a timeless classic), and Xander takes a very …

3.03: Faith, Hope & Trick

September 20th, 2017


Lock up your daughters because FAITH IS HERE!! Prepare for pleather pants, alligator wrestling, and a hearty Boston accent, and then brace for impact because *something* is about to fall out of the sky. Today we're …

3.02: Dead Man's Party

September 13th, 2017


LIVE FROM FLAMECON in Brooklyn NY, this episode features guest appearances from musician Mal Blum, senior Autostraddle editor Heather Hogan, and our beloved Kate Leth! We talk about zombie cats, zombie humans, and of …

3.01: Anne

September 6th, 2017


HOLY HELLMOUTH WE ARE BACK!! We're kicking off Season 3 with a supersize episode, complete with a Buffy FashionWatch fix from Kate Leth and an …

0.09: Season 2 Wrap-Up

July 19th, 2017


Today we stand on a mountaintop, shading our eyes from the glare of the sun, looking back on all that we have endured together over these last 22 episodes. The second chapter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has some high …

0.08: Wonder Woman!

July 12th, 2017


THE AMAZONS ARE TRAINING ON THE ISLAND!!!! On this very special episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny, Kristin, and Wonder Woman aficionado Heather Hogan dig into Diana, Themyscira, and the shockingly deep …

2.22: Becoming (Part 2)

July 5th, 2017


Buckle up for a heavy one, friends, because it's a very emotional day in Sunnydale. Angel wants to destroy the world, and Buffy wants to stop him. This episode is SUCH a doozy that Kate Leth decided to forgo fashion …

2.21: Becoming (Part 1)

June 28th, 2017


WOW Buffy and Willow find a very important floppy disk, an old friend comes to visit from far away, and Angelus decides he wants to bring forth the …

0.07: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 5

June 21st, 2017


SPECIAL DELIVERY: Answers! Here's some HellMath for you - your emails + our responses = this episode! This is Welcome to the Mailbag: Vol. 5!

Jenny …

2.20: Go Fish

June 14th, 2017


Brittany Ashley joins us to discuss the FISHY business going on with the Sunnydale Swim Team! Also LOOK AT THAT FREAKING TURTLENECK ON GAGE! This week we're discussing s2e20: Go Fish.

Today's episode is brought to you …

2.19: I Only Have Eyes For You

June 7th, 2017


It's time for the Sadie Hawkins dance, and I think we all know just how much poltergeists hate this particular high school event. Watch out for bees, …

2.18: Killed By Death

May 31st, 2017


Recorded live at A-Camp, this episode features guest appearances from Kate Leth, El Sanchez, Heather Hogan, and the unsinkable Gaby Dunn! This is the one where it's Nightmare On Elm Street but Elm Street happens to be …

2.17: Passion

May 24th, 2017


Angel spends this episode doing a lot of voice over, sketching multiple people whilst they sleep, and being a general creep. We also say goodbye to …

2.16: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

May 10th, 2017


The world has turned upside-down and everyone is in love with Xander! Also someone you care about gets turned into a rat. We hope this cautionary tale encourages you to think twice before you go blackmailing your peers …

2.15: Phases

May 3rd, 2017


Ye gods! There's a werewolf loose in Sunnydale, and it's tearing up Lover's Lane, The Bronze, and Cordelia's cloth-top convertible too! Also, today's …

2.14: Innocence

April 26th, 2017


Dream-guest Joanna Robinson swings by Buffering this week to teach us some new soul-related math and also to talk about this massively pivotal …

2.13: Surprise

April 19th, 2017


SOMETHING BIG HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE and no we don't mean the exchange of claddagh rings omfgaskfadjfdaffjadhfgjf!!!!!!! There's so much to deal …

0.06: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 4

April 12th, 2017


Ding dong! Who's there? Why it's the Buffering the Vampire Slayer postal worker with SO MANY EMAILS FROM YOU GUYS! We've got answers! PLUS a live performance of some listener-created lyrics for "Staking Time!"

Jenny Owen …

2.12: Bad Eggs

April 5th, 2017


GROSS gross gross gross this episode is FULL OF EGG BUGS grooooooss but also there is a LOT of making out, so... win some lose some? This week we're discussing s2e12: Bad Eggs.

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on …

2.11: Ted

March 29th, 2017


Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope) brings her android expertise to the table to help us sort out Joyce's new robot boyfriend. Pass the mini …

2.10: What's My Line (Part 2)

March 22nd, 2017


Two truths and a lie about this episode: 1) Angel can't keep his shirt buttoned, 2) Buffy and Kendra braid each other's hair, and 3) two sworn …

2.09: What's My Line (Part 1)

March 15th, 2017


Buffy's got those low-down Career Week blues! She's also being hunted by members of the Order of Terraka, including a dude made entirely of mealworms. YECHH! On top of everything else, a mysterious woman in silk pajama …

0.05: Happy 20th Anniversary, Buffy!

March 10th, 2017


Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we are SO excited about it that we made you a bonus mini-episode! We talk about how we came to the show, and why it means so much to us.

Jenny wrote an …

2.08: The Dark Age

March 8th, 2017


At a certain point in a young girl's life, she will be forced to confront the reality that her Watcher was once her age. For Buffy, that time is now. Stuart McLean (who plays Philip Henry) drops by to talk morgue …

2.07: Lie To Me

March 1st, 2017


You know that classic thing where your fifth-grade crush shows up at your new high school and tries to trade you to vampires in exchange for being …

0.04: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 3

February 22nd, 2017


Today we dip back into the old Buffering mailbag to share some more of your fantastic questions, comments, and clarifications! You all are really …

2.06: Halloween

February 15th, 2017


Kate Leth returns, and not a moment too soon! Sunnydale residents are being mystically transformed into their costumes - Buffy is a helpless 17th century noblewoman, Willow is an accidental sexy ghost, Xander is a …

2.05: Reptile Boy

February 8th, 2017


Our first live episode, recorded at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles!!! This is the one where white dudes with rich dads sacrifice women to a demon lizard for financial gain... why does that sound kind of familiar? …

2.04: Inca Mummy Girl

February 1st, 2017


Mey Rude (Trans Editor at joins us to talk about this episode, which centers around how hard the dating scene can be when you're a …

2.03: School Hard

January 25th, 2017


This week WHATEVER WHO CARES SPIKE AND DRUSILLA ARE HERE! If you must know more, though, it's also Parent-Teacher Night at Sunnydale High, Cordelia & Willow lock themselves in a utility closet, Angel is still an …

2.02: Some Assembly Required

January 18th, 2017


Hilarious geniuses Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (!!!) join us to discuss that magical time in a young man's life when he dies and then his science-nerd brother brings him back to life (Frankenstein's monster-style) …

2.01: When She Was Bad

January 11th, 2017


Buffy's back from LA, where she apparently spent her summer vacation developing a TERRIBLE ATTITUDE. She's got a whole lot of unprocessed trauma, and …

0.03: Welcome to the Mailbag Vol. 2

January 4th, 2017


WE'RE BAAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAAAAACK! Today we're answering some of your most fascinating and hilarious emails, as well as sharing some of your favorite moments from Season 1. Next week we'll be back to talk about the first …

1.12: Prophecy Girl

December 7th, 2016


Holy shit. The hellmouth is open, Angel is back, Buffy faces The Master, and Cordelia drives her car through the hallways of Sunnydale High School. …

1.11: Out of Mind, Out of Sight

November 30th, 2016


An invisible girl is terrorizing the school, and her main target seems to be gasp CORDELIA. NO! KEEP CORDELIA SAFE AT ALL COSTS!! This week we're …

1.10: Nightmares

November 23rd, 2016


TARANTULAS IN A TEXTBOOK? CLOWNS WITH KNIVES? NO THANKS. This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e10: Nightmares. spooky music

Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of …

0.02: An Interview with Armin Shimerman

November 19th, 2016


In this special bonus episode, we speak with Armin Shimerman, who plays Principal Snyder. WHAT A DELIGHT!

Armin Shimerman is @shimermanarmin on twitter, and you can learn more about Antaeus Theatre Company, where he …

1.09: The Puppet Show

November 16th, 2016


The Sunnydale High School Talent Show is upon us, and no one is safe... from Cordelia's singing. Also, is it just us or is there a living …

1.08: I, Robot... You, Jane

November 9th, 2016


Gaby Dunn (Just Between Us, Bad With Money) joins us this week to talk about catfishing, the unbearable beauty of Ms. Calendar, and the basics of a Harry Potter/Buffy parallel. We've also got a fresh installment of …

1.07: Angel

November 2nd, 2016



Jenny Owen Youngs is @jennyowenyoungs on twitter, and you can check out some of her non-Buffy songs at …

0.01: Welcome to the Mailbag!

October 26th, 2016


This mailbag episode is all about YOU! We answer your toughest questions, like "When will the recap songs be available for download?" and "When can we all watch an episode together?!" and "Why are Jenny and Kristin …

1.06: The Pack

October 19th, 2016


When Xander and a group of stereotypical mean kids get possessed by some kind of supernatural hyena spirit, heads (and eyes) may roll! Buckle your …

1.05: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date

October 12th, 2016


Writer and artist KATE LETH (Marvel's Hellcat) joins us to discuss the difficulties of dating if you're The Slayer, the likelihood of high school …

1.04: Teacher's Pet

October 5th, 2016


When a giant she-mantis comes to town and masquerades as a smokin' hot substitute science teacher, lives (and masculinity) are in peril! This week …

1.03: Witch

September 28th, 2016


In Sunnydale, even driver's ed is spooky and unsafe! This week we're discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer s1e3: Witch. If you like the show, why not leave us a review on iTunes? Thanks!

Feel free to give us a shout on …

1.02: The Harvest

September 21st, 2016


Did Buffy make it out of that casket where Luke had her pinned last week? LET'S FIND OUT TOGETHER! (If she didn't, the remaining 6 seasons might be …

1.01: Welcome to the Hellmouth

September 14th, 2016


This week on the very first episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny and Kristin watch and discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to the Hellmouth. If you like the show, feel free to leave us …

0.00: New Podcast Rising

September 2nd, 2016


Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss …

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