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Still Buffering

189 EpisodesProduced by Sydnee McElroy, Rileigh Smirl and Teylor SmirlWebsite

Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones), Teylor Smirl and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. "How do you party?" "What do I do with all this hair?" Still Buffering has the answer.

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Still Buffering: How to Sketch Comedy

November 13th, 2019

54:27

Very few pieces of culture seem to be able to transcend all boundaries of time and generational differences, but somehow Saturday Night Live is one …

Still Buffering: How to VSCO Girl

November 11th, 2019

46:17

We just skimmed the surface of what it means to be a "VSCO Girl" in our last live episode, and now we're going ALL in. But what we really want to know is: what was a VSCO girl in the 90s?

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your …

Still Buffering: How to Pictures (Live from Brooklyn!)

October 28th, 2019

40:05

Aaaand we're back! After a whirlwind weekend away in the greatest city in the world, the sisters are proud to present their most recent live show from Brooklyn, all about pictures and VSCO girls and sksksksk, and I oop?

Still Buffering: How to Mental Health

October 14th, 2019

1:01:58

CW: mental illness, self harm, suicide

This is a serious episode, if any talks of mental illness will be hard to listen to or upsetting for your own mental health, maybe take a break from our show this week. In honor of …

Still Buffering: How to Sweepstakes

October 7th, 2019

52:56

Rileigh used to be a BIG fan of sweepstakes contests growing up like that Danimals one where you could meet Zack and Cody, you know? So the sisters …

Still Buffering: How to Convenience

September 30th, 2019

50:35

The older sisters realized that life got a lot more convenient for teens in Rileigh's generation with things like food delivery and ride service apps …

Still Buffering: How to Astrology

September 23rd, 2019

53:19

A Virgo, an Aries, and a Capricorn are dissecting how astrology affects our lives as teens and how we view ourselves based on our signs, and boy is …

Still Buffering: How to Stress

September 15th, 2019

53:54

It's a stressful time of year for students as the school year begins to pick up and everyone starts having their first tests and exams, but are …

Still Buffering: How to Teachers/Professors

September 8th, 2019

58:16

As Rileigh begins her second year of college, she's realized that professors in college are a lot different than the teachers she got used to in high …

Still Buffering: How to Tell Scary Stories in the Dark

August 28th, 2019

52:15

There was a chill in the air this week (even if it only lasted for about 6 hours), and to celebrate all three of the sisters saw a new scary movie …

Still Buffering: How to Back to School Fashion Update

August 23rd, 2019

54:59

Our babiest Smirl is about to embark on her sophomore year of college, and the sisters have realized they haven't talked fashion in over three years. …

Still Buffering: How to Crafts

August 18th, 2019

54:03

Oh, the wonderful world of Pinterest and YouTube DIY videos. This week, we're taking a trip into the rabbit hole that is crafting and DIYing as a …

Still Buffering: How to Drink Responsibly (Featuring Neat! The Boozecast)

August 9th, 2019

54:46

This week, the sisters made a special crossover episode with Neat! The Boozecast while on Island Time straight from a sports themed bedroom with only three microphones and no mic stands, and boy is it something special.

Still Buffering: How to Summer Blockbusters

July 28th, 2019

49:54

The sisters have island time on the mind as they're all about to go on their annual family beach trip, so they're taking a look back at all of the hit summer blockbusters of years' past, and more specifically it seems, …

Still Buffering: How to Nickelodeon

July 21st, 2019

54:25

So, Sydnee gets a monthly box full of Nickelodeon merch from all the old, classic cartoons, and we figured that's something we can talk about, right? …

Still Buffering: How to Fourth of July

July 12th, 2019

51:40

It's America's (belated) birthday! To celebrate, we're talking about all of the pretty dumb things we do with fireworks and fire crackers and just fire in general as teens and beyond, come celebrate a little late with …

Still Buffering: How to Roommates (Part 2)

June 27th, 2019

52:57

Well, now our babiest Smirl has had the experience of living with roommates for a full year, and she's about to do it all again next year, so does …

Still Buffering: How to Poetry

June 14th, 2019

50:43

We all did it as angsty emotional teens, didn't we? Filled notebooks and notes apps with long, dramatic, heartbreak poems? Or was that just Sydnee and Rileigh?

 

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

 

Still Buffering: How to Commercials

June 8th, 2019

52:18

Okay, we have some serious opinions about commercials of the 90s, but who doesn't? They were all kinda the same, we all still remember ALL of them, and most importantly, we can't figure out what happened to them?

 

Still Buffering: How to Internet

June 1st, 2019

54:16

We realized in the entire 3+ years of this show that we had NEVER dedicated an entire episode to the entity that is ~the internet~. So we're going deep to examine all those differences between the world pre and post …

Still Buffering: How to Enjoy Adulthood

May 26th, 2019

46:42

Rileigh's enjoying a beach vacation, so Sydnee and Teylor capitalize on the opportunity to reflect on all the great stuff about being an adult. 

Still Buffering: How to Jewelry

May 17th, 2019

50:21

Upon a recent trip with Rileigh to the mall, Sydnee made a shocking discovery: teens don't wear tons of jewelry anymore??? What ever happened to the giant earring books and hemp chokers and toe rings?? We must …

Still Buffering: How to Home Videos

May 8th, 2019

58:26

We all made them as teens, you know, those homemade movies and videos that are horribly put together and have little to no actual plot but that we LOVED to make? The only difference now is that teens are putting all of …

Still Buffering: How to Boredom

May 1st, 2019

52:50

It's almost summertime, which means the teens will be home all day every day and looking for something to do. So what are some fun activities for the …

Still Buffering: How to Sleep

April 24th, 2019

50:27

It's finals season for Rileigh, and it seems like sleep is one key part of life that she isn't doing too great on. Not to mention curfews, party times, and how late we get to sleep in, the sisters all have some sleep …

Still Buffering: How to Money

April 19th, 2019

55:28

It's been a bit of a rough week for all of us, hasn't it? We started it all off with Tax Day, and we should have known then it'd be a little bit of a …

Still Buffering: How to Operation Blue Ivy

April 10th, 2019

56:46

Well, our sisters have returned on no day other than National Sibling Day! To celebrate, we're talking about the hippest of controversies happening with teens today: Operation Blue Ivy...or Blue Varsity? Varsity Ivy???

 

Still Buffering: How to 90s Teen Quiz

March 27th, 2019

57:56

IT'S STILL THE MAXFUNDRIVE! To wrap-up and continue to celebrate this joyous season, we're continuing a tradition we started last year during the MaxFunDrive. Last year, Rileigh quizzed her sisters on how much teen …

Still Buffering: How to Future Teens (Featuring Charlie Gail!)

March 19th, 2019

53:20

IT'S THE MAXFUNDRIVE! To celebrate this most wonderful time of year, we brought on our favorite teen of the future, Charlie Gail McElroy! We wanted …

Still Buffering: How to Fictional Female Heroes

March 14th, 2019

53:13

We're back with part 2 of our Women's History Month extravaganza! This week, we're discussing some of our fictional female role models, and how …

Still Buffering: How to Female Role Models

March 6th, 2019

53:45

It's Women's History Month! To celebrate this month of celebration, we're all sharing our most inspiring and influential female role models …

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 4

February 27th, 2019

52:04

It only took us a year, but we're back with another "Ask a Teen!" We've collected all of your questions like "a squirrel with nuts" as Sydnee would …

Still Buffering: How to Save the Environment

February 19th, 2019

58:13

We've talked a lot before about the growing "woke-ness" of this generation, but we haven't spent much time discussing how it is helping our planet. Back in the day, teens knew to recycle and cut those plastic rings, but …

Still Buffering: How to Shared Cultural Experiences

February 13th, 2019

52:54

The older sisters realized that back in the day there would be widespread cultural moments that thousands of teens everywhere shared, whether it was …

Still Buffering: How to Keep Sentimental Items

February 5th, 2019

50:49

As we all continue on our path to a tidy living space, we've realized that as teens we can tend to keep a lot of "sentimental" things that we really …

Still Buffering: How to Influence(r)

January 31st, 2019

1:00:13

All we can talk about this week is the disaster that was the Fyre Festival, so we wanted to find a way we could talk about it on our podcast, and we …

Still Buffering: The StillBuff Awards (Live from PodCon2!)

January 24th, 2019

59:34

We all made it to Seattle for the podcasting event of the year, PodCon2! To commemorate this momentous occasion, we're hosting the first ever "Young …

Still Buffering: How to Organize

January 17th, 2019

52:13

We're all three obsessed with Marie Kondo and her tidiness (because like, who isn't?) and we want to talk about it, so we're talking about dorm room …

Still Buffering: How to Resolutions

January 8th, 2019

57:33

Happy New New! To celebrate the start of a brand new year, we're talking about our resolutions! You know, those things that everyone talks about but …

Still Buffering: How to Come Home

December 28th, 2018

54:43

Sadly, the holiday season has come to a close, but thankfully we're still in that weird stretch of days where we're all still acting like it's a …

Still Buffering: How to Christmas Music

December 19th, 2018

56:20

It's the holiday season, which means it's that time of year where everyone remembers that "Baby It's Cold Outside" is kind of a problematic song and …

Still Buffering: How to Christmas Prince 2

December 11th, 2018

57:08

HE'S BACK! Our Christmas King has returned and we're here to talk aalll about that royal wedding. We still aren't sure how the royal lineage works in Aldovia or what meat jelly is or why Emily isn't queen but here we …

Still Buffering: How to Teen Christmas List 2018 (With our Mom!)

November 29th, 2018

52:16

Our oldest sister is traveling this week, so we've replaced her with our mom! The holiday season has arrived once again, so we're helping you come up …

Still Buffering: How to Bras

November 23rd, 2018

56:47

Well, it's Thanksgiving, but we wanted to give you something to listen to so you can recover from all of those conversations you had to have probably …

Still Buffering: How to Youtube with Hank Green!

November 14th, 2018

53:44

The sisters are joined by a VERY special guest this week, Hank Green! Rileigh has attempted in the past to share her knowledge of Youtube, but this week we've brought in an expert who can teach us ALL about kids who …

Still Buffering: How to Election Day

November 6th, 2018

56:55

All we have to say this week is GO VOTE!

 

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

 

Still Buffering: How to Trick or Treat

November 1st, 2018

58:01

The spooky season has come to a close, but before we depart from this most wonderful time of year, we want to talk about trick or treating! Sure, it …

Still Buffering: How to Haunted Houses

October 23rd, 2018

58:43

It's that ~spooky~ time of year again, and our sisters want to talk about one of the spookiest experiences of the teen and adult Halloween …

Still Buffering: Best of Buffering 3

October 18th, 2018

38:55

Well, 2/3 of our sisters are off being famous authors and illustrators on whirlwind book tours, so our littlest sister has put together a third edition of "Best of Buffering!" She's put together some of their best bits …

Still Buffering: How to Documentaries

October 11th, 2018

54:39

Rileigh has been obsessed with Shane Dawson's recent Youtube documentary series, and Sydnee is very confused by that idea, so we're going full …

Still Buffering: How to Friendships

October 3rd, 2018

52:03

We know we've talked about friends before, but we realized that non-male friendships in the media kinda get a bad rep, and no one really understands …

Still Buffering: How to American Vandal

September 26th, 2018

56:16

So, there's this show on Netflix called "American Vandal," and all three of us are kind of obsessed with it recently? And it's about teens? So, we're going to talk about it, because it's funny and as it turns out, …

Still Buffering: How to Shoes

September 18th, 2018

56:41

Now stick with us here, we know you hear "shoes" is our topic and you're like, come on sisters, that's the best you have for us? But HEAR US OUT, did …

Still Buffering: How to Roommates

September 13th, 2018

49:55

The sisters are back! Fresh from a brief hiatus, the Smirl girls are here to discuss roommates. Rileigh has officially lived with her roommates for about a month now, so she's qualified to talk about living with them, …

Still Buffering: How to Long Distance Relationships

August 28th, 2018

53:40

You have all watched (well, listened to) our littlest Smirl go through some pretty big changes recently, and now she's going through another. Long …

Still Buffering: How to First Day of College

August 21st, 2018

53:14

Last week she was moving into her dorm, and this week our littlest Smirl has become a full-fledged college student! We're talking all about how …

Still Buffering: How to College Move In

August 16th, 2018

48:59

The day has finally arrived! The littlest Smirl sister has packed her bags and moved into her first college dorm. From giant cardboard moving bins to …

Still Buffering: How to College Orientation

August 7th, 2018

50:39

Well, the time has come for our littlest sister's final episode still living at home, this time next week she'll be all on her own in her big girl …

Still Buffering: How to Family Dinners

July 31st, 2018

54:09

We're sorry we missed our episode last week! All three sisters were on island time, and podcasting can get tricky when you're on an actual island. But, we're back this week and ready to talk about all those awkward …

Still Buffering: How to Dorms

July 17th, 2018

53:20

Our babiest Smirl is moving into her very first dorm in just about three short weeks, so our oldest sisters are giving her the perfect list of dorm …

Still Buffetting: How to Concerts

July 13th, 2018

52:49

Welcome to Still Buffetting, the newest Jimmy Buffett fancast where we only discuss the world through the eyes of the chillest dude, Sir Lord …

Still Buffering: How to Teen Game Shows

July 4th, 2018

50:21

In celebration of the remake of the hit teen game show "Double Dare," the sisters are talking all of the classic game shows of the 90s, from "Wild and Crazy Kids" to "Nick Arcade" and all the way into the teen-centric …

Still Buffering: How to Pride (Now with 50% Teens!)

June 26th, 2018

1:02:12

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, the sisters were joined by one of Rileigh's long time friends, Elizabeth, a teen …

Still Buffering: How to Teen Stunts

June 19th, 2018

48:47

Our littlest Smirl sister went on a teen adventure this past weekend where she made some decisions that probably weren't the smartest, and our other sisters realized they'd done the same things (and some dumber things …

Still Buffering: How to Stream

June 14th, 2018

51:08

In the first ever extra early morning edition of Still Buffering, the sisters dive into all of the differences that exist in consumable media of today vs. of the 90s. From Blockbuster to Netflix and the radio to Apple …

Still Buffering: How to Conspiracy Theories

June 5th, 2018

58:36

Have you ever doubted that the Earth is round? Or believed that Avril Lavigne is not really still OUR Avril? Then chances are, you might be a teen and you might have been exposed to some crazy Internet conspiracy …

Still Buffering: How to Graduation

May 31st, 2018

50:59

The day is finally here, the day our littlest Smirl sister has officially graduated high school! Before we dive into summer break, we're going over …

Still Buffering: How to High School

May 23rd, 2018

57:20

Well, our littlest Smirl sister has completed high school at last. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're taking a look back at all of our high …

Still Buffering: The Game of Phones (Live from Columbus!)

May 19th, 2018

54:29

Live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, the sisters play the hot teen game, The Game of Phones! Although Teylor got it confused with something else …

Still Buffering: How to Backpacks

May 8th, 2018

54:27

Backpacks. An integral part of every teen/school experience. Something that seems as if it's remained constant throughout time, but has it? Despite …

Still Buffering: How to Teen in The 80s

May 1st, 2018

58:50

So Sydnee found this book, and it's a very bad book, but it makes for very good talking points on our show, so that's what we're sharing with you …

Still Buffering: How to "Cool" Teen Apps

April 25th, 2018

1:02:36

Teens these days are living their lives inside of their apps, and not the delicious kind that you eat before dinner, but the tech kind that live in …

Still Buffering: How to Prom (Part Two)

April 17th, 2018

55:04

Our babiest sister is fresh off of Senior Prom weekend and is here to give us the inside scoop! We've covered prom before, but now we have a firsthand account of what prom is actually like on this inside. From dancing …

Still Buffering: How to Graduation Songs

April 11th, 2018

59:31

Happy week 2 of the MaxFunDrive! To celebrate our youngest Smirl's impending graduation, we decided to come up with a definitive playlist of the best …

Still Buffering: How to Life Hacks

April 4th, 2018

51:22

It's the most wonderful time of the year, the MaxFunDrive! To kick off our yearly celebration of our MaximumFun family, we're diving into the most …

Still Buffering: How to Roadtrips

March 27th, 2018

50:17

It's Sydnee's birthday, so she can finally run for president! Also, our babiest sister just got back from a fun, big kid road trip, so we're talking about them! From the perfect car snack, to music, to road trip duties …

Still Buffering: How to Malls

March 20th, 2018

53:22

We've joked for a long time about our collective feelings towards Claire's, a mall staple for decades, and now (maybe unsurprisingly?) they're …

Still Buffering: How to Flirt

March 15th, 2018

54:12

As requested by a listener, Emma, this week, the sisters are talking about flirting! Sydnee is a self-proclaimed "expert" in flirting, Rileigh believes she is somewhere in the middle, and Teylor is very open about how …

Still Buffering: How to "Everything Sucks!"

March 7th, 2018

50:15

The new Netflix original, "Everything Sucks!" was basically designed to be discussed on our podcast, so here we are discussing it! On our podcast! From stereotypical 90s fashion to the 90s being /that/ 90s, we've …

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 3

March 1st, 2018

52:41

We're back with an all new edition of Ask a Teen, where you all can ask America's Favorite Teen, Rileigh Smirl, all of your most dire generation …

Still Buffering: How to Speak Out

February 22nd, 2018

49:41

It's been a rough week here in America, and we want to talk about it because it seems like teenagers are finally on the front page for something other than Tide pods and fidget spinners, and that something is much …

Still Buffering: How to Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2018

48:02

Sorry for the late upload this week again, but one of our sisters had a baby! To celebrate the arrival of another McElroy who showed up just a day before Valentine's Day, we're talking about the day of ~love~ that so …

Still Buffering: How to College Prep

February 10th, 2018

50:51

We're sorry for another late upload, it is apparently the time of year where everyone is sick with everything all of the time, including our sisters. But, Rileigh has some exciting news to share and we want to talk …

Still Buffering: How to Sick Days

January 31st, 2018

51:08

The flu season is in full swing, and unfortunately 2/3 of this podcast have contracted some sort of flu-like bug. Not to fear though! The sisters …

Still Buffering: How to Internet Challenges

January 23rd, 2018

56:20

We kind of talked about Tide pods last week, but this week we went ALL in on Internet challenges. We talked about all of the dumb and dangerous things teens have been doing on the Internet for views and likes and all …

Still Buffering: How to Procrastinate

January 18th, 2018

49:46

We're sorry this episode is a day late, but we're all really really bad about procrastinating, so that's what we decided to talk about! This episode covers all of the ways to navigate a last minute assignment from …

Best of Buffering 2

January 10th, 2018

38:52

This week, our eldest Smirl sister is too sick to make goofs, so we put together some of our favorite and best goofs from all of our shows to make up for it! From Teylor waking up with her hand in a bowl of pasta to our …

12 Days of Still Buffering (Live from Candlenights!)

January 4th, 2018

34:51

The holiday season may be over, but the spirit of Candlenights lives on all year round! So to save you from those post-holiday blues, here is our …

Still Buffering: How to Christmas Prince

December 21st, 2017

57:46

We're less than one week away from Christmas and only a day away from Candlenights, so let's talk about one of the most popular holiday movies of …

Still Buffering: How to Gifts (Live from Podcon!)

December 14th, 2017

1:03:11

We did a live show! At PodCon! In Seattle! We talked more about Claire's because it's been a while since we've reminded you all of the many joys and horrors of that store, and we had a sisterly secret Santa that may …

Still Buffering: How to Caffeine

December 5th, 2017

53:16

Finals and exams and holiday shopping are all happening at once, so we all need a little bit of an energy boost, so why not down a few Red Bulls and …

Still Buffering: How to Safe Dating (Featuring Rychelle Moses)

November 28th, 2017

1:00:49

In this week's very special episode we have a very special guest, domestic violence victims' advocate and youth services coordinator for Branches …

Still Buffering: How to Skincare

November 22nd, 2017

51:44

Bad skin is something most of us deal with throughout our teen years, both "back in the day" and today. But, it seems like today teens are a way more into taking care of their skin with fancy products or covering it up …

Still Buffering: How to Teen Gadgets

November 14th, 2017

49:04

The holiday season has arrived, and that means everyone is struggling to figure out what new hip gadgets to get for the teens in their life for the …

Still Buffering: How to Sexism

November 8th, 2017

54:43

Trigger Warning: Mention of suicide, sexual harassment/assault

We've all dealt with sexism in some form at some point in our lives, as cool teens, …

Still Buffering: How to The Craft

October 31st, 2017

55:26

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, let's discuss one of the spookiest and teen-iest movies of all time, The Craft! From the real deal spells to the #teenlife drama, this 90s movie had it all, so let's get spooky!

Music: …

Still Buffering: How to Halloween Like a Teen

October 27th, 2017

49:38

We're back this week with a ghost who replaced Rileigh and now is just a scratchy, spooky voice from the void. (Actually Rileigh is just really sick so we know her voice doesn't sound great and we know our episode is …

Still Buffering: How to Urban Legends

October 17th, 2017

53:53

It's spoopy season! Since it's the most wonderful time of the year, we're talking about all of the scary stories, myths, and games we heard of and …

Still Buffering: How to Tattoo

October 10th, 2017

53:10

It finally happened! After being extremely disappointed a few months ago when she couldn't get a tattoo at the beach, our babiest sister has finally …

Still Buffering: How to Help

October 3rd, 2017

50:48

Trigger Warning: Gun violence is discussed in this episode.

The world is a scary place, and we've talked before about how we can cope with that …

Still Buffering: How to Dance

September 26th, 2017

50:13

All the teens are out in their fancy dresses and carrying their bouquets, so that can mean only one thing, it's Homecoming season! One of the most …

Still Buffering: How to Let Go

September 20th, 2017

49:42

Just like Elsa, there are a lot of things we let go of, like friends, grudges, and even relationships. But does that get harder as we grow older or …

Still Buffering: How to DIY Fashion (Live from New York!)

September 14th, 2017

35:30

Join us as we discuss all of the hot teen do-it-yourself fashion trends of years past and years present, all together live from The King's Theatre in Brooklyn, NY! We shared in memories of puff pain and bedazzlers while …

Still Buffering: How to Autumn

September 5th, 2017

48:29

It's September! Which means it's basically almost practically Autumn, the spookiest and most exciting season of the year! Since it's our littlest …

Still Buffering: Rileigh's Year in Review

August 31st, 2017

51:21

It's our babiest sister's 17th birthday! To celebrate, the sisters take a look back at all of the advancements our littlest Smirl sister has made since turning 16, and discuss why birthdays are such a big deal in your …

Still Buffering: How to Gym Class

August 22nd, 2017

46:45

Our youngest sister has managed to escape one of school's worst parts, gym class, and her gym class brought about some pretty interesting stories. So …

Still Buffering: How to Teen Vogue

August 15th, 2017

53:50

Out of all the crazy teen media that exists today, Teen Vogue has been getting a lot of attention, and we want to talk about why! Some moms have been hating on (and even burning) the magazine recently, so let's figure …

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 2

August 8th, 2017

1:00:24

In a second special question and answer edition, the sisters have answered all of the most heartfelt and ridiculous questions from all of you! From …

Still Buffering: How to College

August 1st, 2017

54:46

Senior year means a lot of decisions, and we've talked about some of the big ones. But we haven't ever discussed the next step: college. From how you …

Still Buffering: How to Career Choice

July 25th, 2017

55:04

Since our littlest sister is about to enter her senior year of high school, she's had to think a lot about her possible career choices, and as always …

Still Buffering: Best of Buffering 1

July 19th, 2017

47:32

It's been a hectic week for one of our sisters, so it's time for Still Buffering's first ever super special Best Of Buffering episode! We've put together some of our favorite and your favorite bits and goofs from all of …

Still Buffering: How to Self Care

July 11th, 2017

54:44

Everyone knows it's important to take care of yourself as an adult when life can get hectic and stressful, but little did you know teens get stressed …

Still Buffering: Teen Tech Update 1: Snapmaps

July 4th, 2017

54:35

In a special edition of Still Buffering, the sisters cover a topic that can't be compared to the generations of Sydnee and Teylor, but rather is so …

Still Buffering: How to Teen Heartthrobs

June 27th, 2017

48:13

We all had those dreamy teens that we dreamt would some day fall in love with us against all odds and whose posters we had plastered all over our …

Still Buffering: How to Summer Camp

June 20th, 2017

54:23

From teen summer camp romances to the music classes taught by famous superstar brothers, most people have wondered where the summer camps in movies and tv shows actually exist, and so have the Smirl sisters! To …

Still Buffering: How to Amusement Parks

June 13th, 2017

53:03

In another episode to celebrate the start of summer, the sisters are talking about one of everyone's favorite types of places to go in the summertime, amusement parks! Or are they theme parks? Or are all theme parks …

Still Buffering: How to Senior Year

June 6th, 2017

51:26

It's only been summer for about two weeks, but all any of the sisters can think about is the fact that our babies sister is now a senior! To comprehend this crazy thing, the sisters go over everything from the oddity …

Still Buffering: How to Reboot

May 30th, 2017

52:06

Since this first and most interesting season of the new hit teen show Riverdale has come to an end, it's time to discuss how much our favorite characters of the Archie universe have actually changed, and why they've …

Still Buffering: How to Tanning

May 23rd, 2017

49:54

Summer is finally here! Our babiest Smirl girl is on summer vacation at last, and you know what that means: soakin' up rays and catchin' those waves! …

Still Buffering: How to Periods

May 16th, 2017

54:13

Let's ride that crimson wave over into grown up town and talk about that dreaded monthly visit from Aunt Flow. Or maybe talk about how much we all hate euphemisms for periods. Join the sisters as they discuss that time …

Still Buffering: How to School Food

May 9th, 2017

54:43

The sisters are back from their short trip to Columbus and are ready to talk about something we've all wondered about at some point. Why is there …

Still Buffering: How to Teen Google (Live from Columbus!)

May 2nd, 2017

54:32

We're back on the stage where we belong and this time we're bringing you a whole episode about Google teen knowledge straight from Columbus, Ohio! …

Still Buffering: How to Prom

April 25th, 2017

52:46

Happy Prom season! While the teens in giant sparkly dresses and fancy suits roam the streets in search of the turnt-est after parties and best …

Still Buffering: How to 13 Reasons Why

April 18th, 2017

52:29

With one of Netflix's most popular shows ever being all anyone can talk about recently, we wanted to join in on the conversation too. While the topic …

Still Buffering: How to AlternaTeens

April 11th, 2017

52:39

We all know (or may have been one of) those teens that listen to the edgiest music and wear the edgiest clothes, so let's talk about them! From black …

Still Buffering: How to Spring Break

April 4th, 2017

51:14

April is upon us! Spring has sprung! To celebrate the fact that school is so close to being done and it's so close to summer we can almost smell the …

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen

March 28th, 2017

1:02:24

In honor of week 2 of MaxFunDrive and of us reaching our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading members AND because we also hit 15k so all the sisters are getting tattoos, the trio decided to answer all of your teen …

Still Buffering: How to Princess

March 22nd, 2017

1:02:58

Happy MaxFunDrive!! To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year amongst our community of podcasts, the sisters dive into the magical world of …

Still Buffering: How to Pets

March 14th, 2017

54:18

Sydnee and Rileigh are back from their week on island time and that means it's time to talk about pets! The Smirl Girls have gone through a LOT of pets and have plenty of stories to tell, so come join us! We'll even …

Still Buffering: How to News

February 28th, 2017

52:14

What better time to discuss the news than now? This week, the sisters tackle the huge differences between how teens got their news in the 90's and how they get it now. From real deal newspapers and magazines to Twitter …

Still Buffering: How to Tell the Future

February 21st, 2017

54:05

In celebration of our favorite Mother Collective's birthday, the sisters have decided to tackle a topic both themselves and their mom are very …

Still Buffering: How to Dating (Part 2)

February 14th, 2017

56:25

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate this (kinda sucky) day, the sisters continue their conversation on dating that they started many months ago. Last time, they covered how teens start dating and "talking to" someone, …

Still Buffering: How to Internet Videos

February 7th, 2017

1:06:38

Since the older sisters and many more teens of yesterday have been dying to know, this week, Rileigh finally explains YouTube and all of its secrets. …

Still Buffering: How to Fan

January 31st, 2017

1:02:49

Even though the beginning of this week's episode sounds like we've started a new Riverdale fan/hatecast, I promise we haven't, we just get really passionate about Archie and teen dramas. Since we needed to discuss the …

Still Buffering: How to Birth Control

January 24th, 2017

1:03:04

In this week's very timely episode, the sisters discuss a somewhat more sensitive topic (and one that makes Rileigh very uncomfortable at times), …

A Quick Apology

January 18th, 2017

1:00

Hey everybody. We just wanted to take a second to apologize for the less than great audio quality of this week's episode. We're sorry if it made it …

Still Buffering: How to Snow Days

January 17th, 2017

57:37

As the cold, dreary winter season continues to make life a little bit worse for everybody, the sisters reflect on one of the only enjoyable factors …

Still Buffering: How to Jobs

January 10th, 2017

1:00:48

We aren't really sure what happened this week, we planned on talking about jobs and somehow the majority of this episode is about troll butts, Batman …

Still Buffering: How to New Year

January 3rd, 2017

1:01:53

Happy New Year from the Smirl sisters to you! It's finally 2017, and we're all happy that 2016 is over. But, is New Year's even really a holiday when …

Still Buffering: How to Shopping

December 28th, 2016

57:51

As the holiday season comes to a close, it's time to think about what the most important thing is to do after you receive all of those lovely, …

Still Buffering: How to Holidays

December 20th, 2016

1:00:32

It's the most wonderful time of the year yet again, and we want to celebrate with you! Come join us as we decide what the best holiday movies, music, …

Still Buffering: How to Standardized Testing

December 13th, 2016

1:01:01

As the testing season begins for most high schoolers (including Rileigh), the sisters remember some of their favorite memories of school tests and …

Still Buffering: How to Video Games with Justin McElroy!

December 6th, 2016

1:00:53

This week, the sisters are joined by a very special guest who knows more about video games than anyone they know, America's favorite oldest brother, …

Still Buffering: How (Not) to Bully

November 29th, 2016

1:05:17

In another special late-night edition of the show, the sisters tackle a more serious topic: bullying. All three have many stories to share, many of …

Still Buffering: How to Turkey

November 22nd, 2016

1:01:56

It's Turkey Season! So join the sisters in discussing some of the best holiday traditions and figuring out who all of the people in their family are. …

Still Buffering: How to Homework

November 15th, 2016

1:03:42

Rileigh has a ton of homework to do, so to help her, her sisters decided to talk about homework for an hour with her, which doesn't really help with the fact she has a lot of work to do, but it was fun! So join the …

Still Buffering: How to Hair Removal

November 9th, 2016

59:42

This week, the sisters set out to answer a question that's been a staple of the show's description since the beginning, what do I do with all this hair everywhere? Teylo becomes the resident history buff and Rileigh …

Still Buffering: How to Vote

November 1st, 2016

1:00:59

It may be November now, but it's still spooky in the States for at least another week since it's the spookiest season of them all...Election Season! In celebration of the upcoming election, the sisters wanted to give …

Still Buffering: How to Halloween Costumes

October 26th, 2016

51:22

As the spooky season comes to a close, the sisters take a minute to reflect on their past Halloween costumes and some of the most popular ones from …

Still Buffering: How to Monsters

October 18th, 2016

58:35

As a continuation of the sisters' month long celebration of the spookiest month of the year, this week, they discussed all of their favorite …

Still Buffering: How to Scary Movies

October 11th, 2016

1:00:11

It's officially spooky season! Or as Rileigh would call it, "spoopy" season. To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, the sisters discuss …

Still Buffering: How to Late Nights

October 4th, 2016

54:39

This week, Sydnee and Teylor realize that Rileigh is like an old person when it comes to sleep, which is to say, she loves it and needs to go to bed …

Still Buffering: How to School Spirit

September 27th, 2016

59:02

It's spirit week and you know what that means! It's time for Pajama Day, Character Day, and...a day to dress as a giant pink hard candy? As the older …

Still Buffering: How to Hobbies

September 20th, 2016

59:49

Join the sisters in celebrating this week, as the babiest Smirl Girl has finally gotten her driver's license! To commemorate this momentous occasion, the sisters talk about some of their favorite things from their teen …

Still Buffering: How to Driving

September 12th, 2016

1:01:52

Sadly, the littlest of the sisters has had a rough weekend, after failing her driver's test and missing out on a party with her friends. But not to fear! Her sisters are here to share their driving mishaps and …

Still Buffering: How to Slang

September 6th, 2016

59:19

In this week's much anticipated episode, the sisters finally figure out what all of the new hot teen slang words of today mean! And in doing so, they create their own Smirl Girl Dictionary which includes a few …

Still Buffering: How to Sweet Sixteen

August 30th, 2016

1:03:09

It's the littlest Smirl sister's 16th birthday! In order to celebrate, the older sisters recount their own sixteenth birthday parties which seem to …

Still Buffering: How to Board Games

August 23rd, 2016

1:01:54

The sisters are (sadly) home from vacation this week, but good news! They played some old school board games and they're so ready to talk all about …

Still Buffering: How to Cartoons

August 16th, 2016

58:17

Join the sisters this week as they take you on a journey through some of their favorite cartoons of the past and the present. And they all got new nicknames, now with alliteration! (Except for Rileigh's but it's still …

Still Buffering: How to Back to School

August 9th, 2016

1:04:36

As summer vacation sadly comes to an end for the youngest Smirl Sister, all three recount their favorite parts about going back to school, and maybe …

Still Buffering: How to Body Image

August 2nd, 2016

50:34

This week, the sisters got a tad more serious than they are in their usual episodes, but with all three of them having personal experiences and troubles with this topic, it was something they felt needed to be …

Still Buffering: How to Slumber Party

July 26th, 2016

1:04:11

Let's have a slumber party! (Rileigh insists that no one calls it that anymore and will only refer to them as sleep-overs, but guess who's in charge of the text this week?) Sleeping bags are so out, prank calls are more …

Still Buffering: How To Rom-Com

July 19th, 2016

1:00:56

Join the trio of sisters in their discussion of the most popular and their most favorite teen romantic comedies. And if you were wondering what in …

Still Buffering: How to Break-Ups

July 12th, 2016

1:00:23

The sisters really tap into their teen angst this week while they recount break-ups, then and now. Also, what are the best break-up songs and is it ok to break-up in a text using only emojis?

 

Music: "Baby You Change …

Still Buffering: How to Food

July 5th, 2016

1:01:01

This week, the sisters discuss all of their favorite foods from their pre-teen and teen years, and collectively realize how gross most of them really …

Still Buffering: How to Theatre with Lin-Manuel Miranda!

June 28th, 2016

1:02:53

The sisters are joined this week by very special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda to reminisce about the agony and the ecstasy that is the world of high …

Still Buffering: How to Room

June 21st, 2016

50:51

Ever wondered how a cool teen would decorate their room nowadays? No worries, the sisters have you covered! Join the trio on their journey through …

Still Buffering: How to Cope

June 14th, 2016

41:02

The world is scary for adults. How must it feel to teens? Rileigh offers us some insight this week. We'll be funny again next week, I promise. Let's …

How to Dares

June 8th, 2016

30:40

Join the sisters for their first-ever live show from the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Not only are classic dares and the latest YouTube dares discussed, you'll actually get to hear the girls attempt some of …

Still Buffering: How to Sports

May 31st, 2016

56:54

The trio of sisters is joined this week by their dad, Low Country Tom, to discuss something their dad has helped all of them with throughout the years, sports! 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

 

Still Buffering: How to End of Year

May 24th, 2016

52:36

As Rileigh's sophomore year of high school comes to a close, all three of the sisters reflect on their past last days of school. And Teylor and …

Still Buffering: How to Question Time

May 17th, 2016

1:02:23

This week, Rileigh helps to answer all of your most pressing questions about teen life of today. Then the sisters go and talk about carrier pigeons and what "wall ball" really is for a large portion of this episode, but …

Still Buffering: How to Fashion

May 10th, 2016

53:05

This week, the sisters take a journey through their past closets and end up just doing a lot of making fun of each others' fashion senses. And then of course Rileigh makes a Friends reference every chance she gets.

How to Family Vacation

May 3rd, 2016

53:22

This week, the Smirl sisters are joined by another guest star direct from Taiwan: Their cousin Kyle (or West Virginia Caveman) to talk about family vacations. 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Make Friends

April 28th, 2016

48:09

This week, the trio of Smirl Girls take on a slightly more serious topic that has troubled all three through their teen years, making friends. And then they lighten the mood by talking about their new Friends (the TV …

Still Buffering: How To Books

April 19th, 2016

57:23

The third Smirl sister, Teylor, is back again this week to discuss one of the trio's favorite hobbies, reading. Join the sisters as they discuss …

Still Buffering: How to Nerd

April 12th, 2016

56:02

The trilogy of Smirl Sisters is finally completed this week with the addition of Teylor! As the coolest nerd we know, Tey has some advice for Rilo on …

Still Buffering: How to Makeup

April 5th, 2016

43:59

This week Sydnee subjects Rileigh to a 90's makeover and Rileigh explains what a glitter beard is. Also, Rileigh tells the best story about twerking …

Still Buffering: How (Not) to Party

March 29th, 2016

41:07

This week we update you on Rileigh's party status and a brush with law enforcement. We also welcome our coolest uncle, Scampi Mike to help tell …

Still Buffering: How to Music

March 22nd, 2016

1:03:34

Rileigh and Sydnee swapped playlists and are ready to take you on a tour of teen music, from the arduous years of cassette rewinding to the dangerous game (that we certainly never played) of illegally downloading music. …

Still Buffering: How to Movie

March 15th, 2016

52:23

Sydnee and Rileigh watched Mallrats together so Sydnee can reminisce about the glory days of the mall.  Also, these kids just don't watch movies anymore.

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

 

Still Buffering: How to Dating (Part 1)

March 8th, 2016

38:31

This week, Rileigh and Sydnee navigate the difficult concept of "talking to" someone. Then, Sydnee makes Rileigh really uncomfortable when she tries …

Still Buffering: How to Dress (Code)

March 1st, 2016

37:18

This week, the sisters dissect the history of the dress code because, well, honestly, Rileigh just really wants to be allowed to wear yoga pants to …

Still Buffering: How to Health Class (Sex Ed)

February 23rd, 2016

39:00

This week, Sydnee forces Rileigh to talk about sex ed and she is not comfortable with it.

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

 

Still Buffering: How to Memory

February 16th, 2016

48:49

Rileigh and Sydnee try to figure out the best way to record your teenage memories, assuming you want to, and then Rileigh confuses Sydnee with the …

Still Buffering: How to Valentine

February 9th, 2016

39:32

Rileigh and Sydnee find common ground on this week's episode as they reminisce about the days when everybody had to give you a Valentine and debate the best candy. They even share a more serious sister-to-sister …

How to Communication

February 2nd, 2016

36:49

From land lines and pagers to subtweeting and group texting, Rileigh and Sydnee attempt to find common ground in the many ways teenagers have found to talk to each other without ever having to venture from their …

Still Buffering: How to Party

January 26th, 2016

29:19


Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. To celebrate their first episode, the sisters throw themselves a …

Still Buffering Trailer

January 20th, 2016

0:57

Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. "How do you party?" "What do I do with all this hair?" Still Buffering has the …

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