Buffy Speak

Buffy Speak

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buffy speak is a podcast about buffy the vampire slayer, which beth has seen upwards of ten million times and caroline is watching for the first time. we try to come at the show from an intersectional perspective and have a ton of fun with it. we hope …


722 – Chosen
Aug 19 • 85 min
although we’ve come…. to the eeeend of the rooooad…. still i can’t leeeet gooooo……this is it, y’all! the finale. there is just so much we cover in this episode that i cannot in good faith summarize it with a little pithy description….
721 – The End of Days
Aug 17 • 45 min
AND ALMOST TWO MONTHS LATER, WE’VE RETURNED!due to some pretty serious personal Stuff, we weren’t able to get this episode edited and uploaded in a timely manner. but we’re here now! we’ve got mystery scythes. we’ve got chloroform. we’ve got…
720 – Touched
Jun 23 • 48 min
in our first (!!!) in-person recording session since the premiere of our podcast, lo, those many years ago, we try and tally the people of color in this season, talk about spike and buffy’s relationship (duh) and update ourselves on tom lenk’s curre…
719 – Empty Places
Jun 13 • 62 min
WOOP DE DOO, we finally reached beth’s least favorite episode of the entire series. sure do love to see our protagonist abandoned by her friends and loved ones! sure do Love That!
718 – Dirty Girls
May 1 • 39 min
hello, caleb! hello, faith! goodbye, xander’s left eye (or was it right? i’m too lazy to look it up)! goodbye, multiple potential slayers! PRIESTS. am i right ladies?
717 – Lies My Parents Told Me
Apr 16 • 54 min
this episode? is FUCKED. the gaps in spike’s past are finally all filled in, but the most important thing is that buffy DEFINITELY didn’t know that spike killed robin’s mother and that beth is ONE HUNDRED PERCENT right. tell your friends.
716 – Storyteller
Apr 7 • 57 min
this episode is Fine but we get a bunch of andrew, which can be nice, depending on whether or not he’s totally denying murdering his friend.
715 – Get It Done
Mar 25 • 41 min
TRIGGER WARNING: this episode of buffy speak discusses discusses rape and, briefly, suicide. feel free to skip this one if you are uncomfortable with those topics!y’all like episodes that are at once lore-heavy and also answer NO questions w…
714 – First Date
Mar 13 • 32 min
racism! racism galore! we’ve got racism against asian people, we’ve got racism against black people, we’ve got it all, folks! don’t you JUST LOVE IT.
713 – The Killer in Me
Feb 25 • 81 min
amy sucks, kennedy… kind of… doesn’t suck?, beth has never seen sky high and andrew is a downright delight. all this and more on this week’s episode of BUFFY SPEAK: THE COLLEGE YEARS
712 – Potential
Feb 17 • 54 min
we continue to be BAFFLED by the fact that some people don’t like dawn. what’s wrong with you??? WHAT DOES SHE HAVE TO DO TO PLEASE YOU PEOPLE???
711 – Showtime
Feb 3 • 72 min
beth manages to find one thing about each potential that she likes and caroline gets a SPECIAL SURPRISE when she finds out she didn’t actually finish the episode.
710 – Bring On The Night
Jan 27 • 51 min
so much has happened!! beth went to Podcast Convention Two, beth got engaged, beth saw mr. pointy in the (wooden) flesh, and caroline saw a badass lady on the train. oh, and also we talk about buffy.
709 – Never Leave Me
Jan 14 • 63 min
“never leave me” indeed! sorry we’ve been away for (undisclosed amount of time) but we’re BACK and we are OUT OF ORDER. caroline’s hard drive is kind of shot, and we may not get our original 708 back, but here’s 709 while you wait! we’ve got andrew….
707 – Conversations With Dead People
Dec 16, 2018 • 90 min
conversations with alive people about conversations with dead people about the indigo girls and tom hanks
706 – Him
Dec 9, 2018 • 34 min
wow this episode is bad! i mean, like, really bad! like, misogyny and strange editing and weird character choices bad! WHY’D YOU DO US LIKE THIS ANDREW? WHYYYY
705 – Selfless
Dec 6, 2018 • 57 min
friends stabbing friends, friends accidentally getting their friends disintegrated, friends pouring all of their identities into their romantic partners, and STILL this episode doesn’t carry as much of the emotional weight as it wants to. oh well.
704 – Help
Nov 18, 2018 • 78 min
everyone please welcome this week’s guest, a bird! their credentials are that they went to bird school, which is for birds, and are therefore incredibly qualified to speak to this episode of buffy.
703 – Same Time, Same Place
Nov 6, 2018 • 59 min
beth and caroline don’t particularly care for this story line so we spend most of it talking about jack black and the johns mulaney and cusack. hope that’s okay.
702 – Beneath You
Oct 21, 2018 • 69 min
it’s all come down to this, folks. we’ve been doing this podcast for almost three years, and we’ve finally come to the ultimate question. the final query. the question that, were it to be answered correctly, would cause society’s ruination and human…
701 – Lessons
Oct 15, 2018 • 56 min
welcome to season 7 everyone!! the lessons WE learn this week are you can always go back to high school, especially if the weird principal knows everything about you, and that our last season is gonna be a blast.
622 – Grave (with Meghan Griffin)
Sep 24, 2018 • 74 min
meghan griffin (@megggriffin) joins us for one last go around the depressing season 6 track. xander sucks! dawn and buffy are the best! GILES IS BACK!!! what a rollercoaster we’ve been on, friends. we can’t wait to never watch season 6 ever again. onwa…
621 – Two to Go
Sep 24, 2018 • 58 min
“i’m sick of willow’s bullshit” - caroline sears, 2018
620 – Villains
Sep 9, 2018 • 87 min
hellLLLLOOOOOO dark willow! does warren deserve to die? who knows! but he sure doesn’t have his skin anymore, we can tell you that for free.
619 – Seeing Red (with Karis Ford)
Aug 28, 2018 • 116 min
karis ford (@KarisFord1) joins us to talk about…. stuff. www.autostraddle.com/all-65-dead-lesbian-and-bisexual-characters-on-tv-and-how-they-died-312315/amp/ https://www.stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/podcasts/bury-your-gays.htm
618 – Entropy
Aug 20, 2018 • 62 min
should willow and tara have gotten back together? how low can xander stoop? these are important questions, but none so important as why caroline never goes to waffle house.
617 – Normal Again (with Linnea Thunselle)
Aug 12, 2018 • 73 min
linnea thunselle (@linnea1928) joins us for… an episode. yep, this sure is an episode of buffy the vampire slayer, helmed by joss whedon, starring sarah michelle geller and others. yep. this episode sure does exist. mhm.
616 – Hell’s Bells (with Mae Copeland)
Aug 5, 2018 • 71 min
this week we’re joined by mae copeland (twitter: @zaddymae, instagram: @buffythestyleslayer) to contemplate just what in the world the writers were hoping to accomplish by breaking xander and anya up. WHAT’S THE POINT? WHAT IS TO BE GAINED??????
615 – As You Were
Aug 2, 2018 • 74 min
in continuing the tradition of our opinion of buffy’s love interests being in a total state of flux, we actually really like riley in this episode!! WHO ARE WE?????????
614 – Older and Far Away (with Julia Marostica)
Jul 22, 2018 • 94 min
julie marostica (@jojomarostica on instagram) joins us to talk about the last ever buffy birthday episode, and what an episode it is! we’ve got all your favorite characters: richard, sophie, clem (okay but clem is actually the best). we also cover the …
613 – Dead Things (with Madeline deVillers)
Jul 17, 2018 • 88 min
madeline devillers (@radddeline on instagram) joins us to talk about a TRULY BLEAK episode of buffy. while we try to distract ourselves from the darkness that threatens to encroach at any given moment, we talk about the pros and cons of buffy/spike and…
612 – Doublemeat Palace
Jul 8, 2018 • 40 min
wow! caroline gives this episode our very first 11/10! and since there’s no recording of it there’s no way to prove that i’m lying!
611 – Gone
Jul 2, 2018 • 44 min
In Which They Take The Metaphor A Little Too Far
610 – Wrecked
Jun 24, 2018 • 48 min
similar to season 6 itself, this episode of buffy speak gets A LIL DARKER than we intended, but it’s okay because… slaps?
609 – Smashed
Jun 18, 2018 • 46 min
SPIKE: hewwo buffy BUFFY: …what SPIKE: i’m in wuv wif you BUFFY: What Is Going On
608 – Tabula Rasa (with Whitney and Lindsey Nelsen)
Jun 3, 2018 • 83 min
whitney and lindsey nelsen (from historical hotties @historicallyhot) join us to GAB about WILLOW’S BAD DECISIONS, STARDEW VALLEY and SPIKE (that last one is mostly on beth’s part)
607 – Once More With Feeling
May 27, 2018 • 93 min
IT’S HERE!!! IT’S REALLY, FINALLY HERE!! if you can stand beth singing every reference to every song, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU!
606 – All the Way
May 21, 2018 • 44 min
there is bookoodles and bookoodles of foreshadowing in this episode that beth did not remember and cannot talk about with caroline, so if you’re coming here for that, TOUGH COOKIES.
605 – Life Serial
May 13, 2018 • 59 min
this show has vampires and demons figuring on a regular basis, but the least realistic part is the part in this episode where every student in a college classroom want to volunteer information when prompted. absolutely untenable.
604 – Flooded
May 8, 2018 • 51 min
here we are, armed with an overwrought metaphor for adulthood and an EXCELLENT scene between willow and giles.
603 – After Life
Apr 29, 2018 • 61 min
@ THE UNIVERSE: LEAVE BUFFY ALONE!!!! LEAVE HER ALONE!
601/02 – Bargaining (with Summer Atkins)
Apr 23, 2018 • 92 min
beth’s friend summer joins us to talk about the start to season 6, AND WHAT A BLEAK START IT IS. luckily, beth has a special new game to lighten things up!
522 – The Gift (with Meghan Griffin)
Apr 9, 2018 • 67 min
meghan griffin (@MeggGriffin) is back to talk about A LOT OF STUFF, okay? we’re talking A LOT. way too many things to fit in a pithy little description. it’s the gift, okay? you know what you’re getting into here.
521 – The Weight of the World (with Meghan Griffin)
Apr 1, 2018 • 58 min
meghan griffin (@MeggGriffin) joins us to talk about what, exactly, ben’s connection is with glory.
520 – Spiral
Mar 25, 2018 • 55 min
well, guys, this is it. caroline’s last episode. it’s been a good run! say goodbye! forever! she’s gettin’ on a midnight train and never comin’ back!
519 – Tough Love
Mar 18, 2018 • 47 min
TARA!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO TARA also beth loves spike but what else is new
518 – Intervention
Mar 12, 2018 • 53 min
featuring a lot of uncharacteristic discussions of philosophy. THANKS MIKE SCHUR
517 – Forever
Mar 5, 2018 • 46 min
subscribers, we love and appreciate you!!! you are lovely and wonderful and we are happy you’re here. (we DO talk about buffy but we just wanted you to know.)
516 – The Body (with Matt Cruea)
Feb 25, 2018 • 60 min
matt cruea (@mattunderscorec from stuff weekly) joins us for a gut punch of an episode. RIP joyce, your scenes with spike were the best.
515 – I Was Made To Love You
Feb 18, 2018 • 46 min
nothing bad happens this episode! nope. no one dies and no one makes creepy sexbots and everything is FINE, thank you for asking.
514 – Crush (with James Anderson)
Feb 11, 2018 • 86 min
oh, spike, honey. what is you doing? WHAT IS YOU DOING!! james (@UnabashedJames from unabashedly obsessed) joins us to roast our favorite vampire and his totally misguided attempts at wooing buffy.
513 – Blood Ties
Feb 5, 2018 • 60 min
DAWN IS GOOD, OKAY? dawn is good!! she is not a bad character or a bad person and we will FIGHT YOU ON THIS. you know what else is good? this episode. and this season. we’re smitten.
512 – Checkpoint
Jan 28, 2018 • 38 min
the feel-good episode of the summer: BUFFY SMACKS THE WATCHERS’ COUNCIL DOWN WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT. also we talk about the legend of zelda and beth googles a very important celebrity’s name.
511 – Triangle
Jan 21, 2018 • 32 min
caroline and beth aren’t crazy about this episode, instead investing their time in seeing which ship has the most entries on fanfiction.net. spoiler alert: it’s The Best Ship.
510 – Into the Woods
Jan 15, 2018 • 74 min
bye riley! don’t let the door hitcha where the good lord splitcha! (this episode is basically almost an hour and a half of us just hashing out buffy and riley’s relationship, with some xander discourse thrown in for good measure)
509 – Listening To Fear
Jan 7, 2018 • 58 min
Episode Notes what… what’s up with the queller demon, y’all? like, why is it the way that it is. why.
508 – Shadow
Jan 1, 2018 • 45 min
hopefully your new year is going better than a giant snake with abs coming after you and your friends, but who knows ¯_(ツ)_/¯
507 – Fool For Love
Dec 24, 2017 • 75 min
MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL, HERE’S BETH’S FAVORITE EPISODE!
506 – Family
Dec 17, 2017 • 34 min
caroline’s not feeling too well this episode, which is a shame, because it’s the ONE AND ONLY TARA EPISODE. she deserved better, right? definitely.
505 – No Place Like Home
Dec 10, 2017 • 37 min
glory! wizard hat giles! “out for a walk… bitch”! this episode has it all! season five is so great, you guys.
504 – Out of My Mind
Dec 3, 2017 • 39 min
riley is clearly on his way out, which is a bit upsetting because we’ve grown to love the lad. but SPIKE!!!!! SHIRTLESS SPIKE!!!!!!! also, in the chaos of the recording we forgot to rate it. after the council deliberated we decided to both give it a 9.…
503 – The Replacement
Nov 26, 2017 • 40 min
IS WILLOW SECRETLY 16???? has willow been four years younger the whole time?????? what else is the government not telling us??
502 – Real Me
Nov 19, 2017 • 28 min
we tried to talk mostly about buffy in this episode!! we really tried! but there was just…… Nothing to talk about. nothing at all. so enjoy us talking about our siblings and also hamilton
501 – Buffy vs. Dracula
Nov 12, 2017 • 37 min
twilight reference count in this episode: one, but one too many
Potterspeak ep. 4: Prisoner of Azkaban
Nov 5, 2017 • 77 min
clearly sinus problems have rendered beth incapable of hosting a podcast, let alone talking about her FAVORITE BOOK SERIES. almost makes you wonder if surgery was even worth it.
422 – Restless
Oct 29, 2017 • 61 min
The Cheese Man Is Not What He Seems
420/21 – The Yoko Factor/Primeval
Oct 23, 2017 • 71 min
lots of things happening here! it’s 4/20 (nice), beth has a cough, riley and angel face off, adam dies in the weirdest and most who-cares-iest way possible. join us, won’t you?
419 - New Moon Rising
Oct 8, 2017 • 57 min
OZ!!!! is back!!! and beth’s audio quality is questionable! just like life, this episode of buffyspeak is full of ups and downs.
418 – Where the Wild Things Are
Oct 2, 2017 • 41 min
tweet us how old your dad is @Buffy_Speak
417 – Superstar (with Karis Ford)
Sep 24, 2017 • 43 min
karis (@KarisFord1 on twitter) joins us today to talk about our Lord and Master Jonathan
415/416 – This Year’s Girl/Who Are You
Sep 17, 2017 • 61 min
hmmmm, who would’ve guessed that it’d take an arc involving a character from a previous (better) season to show us what we could be missing?? anyway, faith is back and it turns out we MISSED HER, that crazy fool.
414 – Goodbye Iowa
Sep 10, 2017 • 43 min
at this point, if we start off not liking a character, that’s a pretty good indicator that eventually we’re going to feel really really bad for them. case in point: riley! not case in point: forrest!
413 – The I In Team
Sep 3, 2017 • 41 min
RIP professor walsh!! you had literally zero motivation in the end. good riddance
412 – A New Man
Aug 27, 2017 • 35 min
AAAUAUHUFHDHG DMMMNOOOOOOOOOOOOORG (that’s fyarl for “this episode is Just Fine”)
411 – Doomed
Aug 21, 2017 • 29 min
just as this episode is Doomed, so, it would seem, are our lives. so is ANYONE’S life who’s forced to deal with riley finn on a daily basis
410 – Hush
Aug 8, 2017 • 38 min
welcome to the TARA MACLAY SHOW, starring TARA MACLAY and featuring TARA MACLAY. also, did giles always have a neighbor?
409 – Something Blue
Jul 30, 2017 • 50 min
something old, something new, something broken, something FORESHADOW-Y
408 – Pangs
Jul 23, 2017 • 38 min
happy race relations, everyone! this week’s episode actually does a decent job of discussing oppression, race and white guilt. enjoy it while it lasts!
407 – The Initiative
Jul 16, 2017 • 38 min
riley is cool for like TWO SECONDS and then he starts sucking again. go figure.
406 – Wild at Heart
Jul 9, 2017 • 51 min
the day has come: caroline’s worst nightmare. oz is gone, and yet RILEY REMAINS. what kind of unjust world do we live in??
405 – Beer Bad
Jul 2, 2017 • 36 min
IT’S HERE, Y’ALL!
404 – Fear, Itself
Jun 25, 2017 • 51 min
in which caroline realizes that oz is her favorite buffy character of the whole series (without even reaching the halfway point) and beth ponders the Levels of witchcraft.
403 – The Harsh Light of Day
Jun 18, 2017 • 40 min
misogyny: the episode! what a fun time to be a woman in sunnydale.
402 – Living Conditions
Jun 11, 2017 • 56 min
if you’re into buffy this episode is not for you. if you’re into horrifying roommate stories, well then, YOU’RE IN LUCK. season 4 is off to an excellent start. (apologies for beth’s echo-y vocals – have no idea why it ended up like that!)
401 – The Freshman
Jun 4, 2017 • 41 min
SEASON FOUR BABY!! we remain unconvinced that joss whedon has ever actually attended a real live college and spend way too much time talking about literally everything but the episode
Potterspeak, vol. 3: Chamber of Secrets
May 28, 2017 • 76 min
WE’RE BACK! this season’s episode of potter speak deals with the introductions of ginny, dobby and our good friend deedee bridgewater. #TakeJKRowlingsTwitterAwayFromHer
321/322 – Graduation Day
May 21, 2017 • 79 min
THAT’S A WRAP, FOLKS! faith, the mayor, caroline making rimming jokes. it’s all here, in this, the season 3 finale!!
320 – The Prom
May 14, 2017 • 54 min
this episode features forgettable monsters and tears! fun for the whole family.
219 – Choices
May 7, 2017 • 48 min
lots of things going on in this episode. beth’s audio for the first 15 minutes somehow disappeared (but it’s ok because caroline is a better talker anyway). the mayor wants angel to bang his daughter. it’s a whole thing.
318 – Earshot
Apr 30, 2017 • 32 min
this episode is aaaalright. not too much else to say about it, really. if you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, help is available. the national suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, or you can text “CONNECT” to 741741.
317 – Enemies
Apr 23, 2017 • 73 min
this is one for the books, folks. in our longest episode yet, we FINALLY admit to ourselves that…… yes. we like angel. and we like buffy and angel. we’ve been in too much denial for too long, and it’s time to own our truth. it feels good, y’all. feels…
316 – Doppelgangland
Apr 16, 2017 • 48 min
okay, so we’ve more or less given up on the idea that the police or FBI or INTERPOL or WHOEVER will come to sunnydale. but surely the IRS would be all up in the mayor’s business for using government funds to buy faith an apartment?? like we’re not crazy…
315 – Consequences
Apr 11, 2017 • 44 min
forget the murder – the REAL tragedy of this episode is willow’s characterization. OUR GIRL DESERVES BETTER.
314 – Bad Girls
Apr 2, 2017 • 49 min
bad girls bad girls, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they MURDER SOMEBODY ON PATROL?
313 – The Zeppo
Mar 25, 2017 • 38 min
who knew that focusing on xander would make for the best episode we’ve seen all season?? even owen wilson is surprised.
312 – Helpless
Mar 19, 2017 • 38 min
♫ HELPLEEEEESSSS look at kralik’s weirdly expensive creepy polaroid room and the sky’s the limit ♫ happy one year, buffy speak! beth is wrong pretty often in this episode but almost always corrects herself within minutes. we take way too long to come up…
311 – Gingerbread
Mar 8, 2017 • 35 min
happy 20th, buffy! to celebrate, we got halfway through season 3. beth doesn’t know how words work, and caroline hates this episode until literally 10 minutes before the end. it’s a good time.
310 – Amends
Feb 26, 2017 • 47 min
if angel lost his soul after he had sex, what happens when oz has sex? why does pre-souled angel have a mustache? IS HE A RIGHTEOUS MAN?! these questions and more answered on this episode of this, the greatest podcast of all time
309 – The Wish
Feb 19, 2017 • 35 min
buffy & co. enter WORLD 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO and we get to meet anya!! hooray! also larry/oz is definitely a thing, right?
308 – Lovers Walk
Feb 12, 2017 • 34 min
IT’S OUR BOI SPIKE!! also, we come to the grisly end of willow/xander and get some SAT realness (ACT if you’re from alabama apparently). also SPIKE!!!!!!!!!
307 – Revelations
Feb 9, 2017 • 53 min
faith is a darling sweet angel and we love her VERY MUCH. also anthony stewart head continues to be the shining star of season three. also caroline has a cough.
306 – Band Candy
Jan 29, 2017 • 58 min
we gush over this episode, profess our love for anthony stewart head, talk about supernatural (???), and read an EMAIL!!! we got an EMAIL YOU GUYS!!
305 – Homecoming
Jan 15, 2017 • 33 min
this episode provides us with all the cordy development we’ve been begging for, except it DOESN’T AT ALL. we settle in for the stupidest of stupid plot arcs, willow/xander. cheating?? ON OZ???? inexcusable.
304 – Beauty and the Beasts
Jan 8, 2017 • 39 min
our love song to oz continues, but this time we wonder: why doesn’t cordelia get the same narrative treatment? also: caroline wonders why angel doesn’t annoy her until she realizes it’s because he has two lines in the entire episode. also also: westworld!…
303 – Faith, Hope, and Trick
Dec 25, 2016 • 32 min
enter faith in this incredibly weirdly written episode. like doesn’t the writing this season seem weird? is it just us? in any case Here We Are
302 – Dead Man’s Party
Dec 11, 2016 • 27 min
we’re not saying we HATED this episode but we are saying we had to actively try and find something that we liked about it, so. there’s that.
301 – Anne
Dec 4, 2016 • 36 min
back and better than ever with SEASON 3!! in this solid return to fork, we discuss whether joss whedon has ever actually seen a homeless person and beth short circuits when trying to remember which s3 episodes he’s written. it’s a real hoot.
Potterspeak vol. 2
Nov 20, 2016 • 42 min
POTTERSPEAK IS BACK! what starts off as a structured discussion of sorcerer’s stone quickly evolves into a conversation about morality, houses and What The Movies Got Wrong (almost everything)
221/222 – Becoming
Nov 14, 2016 • 48 min
another season has come and gone and boy, we’ve really seen it all, haven’t we? the end of buffy/angel, the beginning of spike’s redemption arc, LOTS and LOTS of casual racism! we’re here today to talk about becoming and season 2 as a whole – did we like…
220 – Go Fish
Nov 14, 2016 • 31 min
this episode: for all your rapey fish needs! we tackle aquatic anatomy, sexism, and also wonder where the hell oz is??
219 – I Only Have Eyes For You
Nov 7, 2016 • 53 min
if you’re into weirdly extensive discussions of the philosophy of forgiveness then boy do we have good news for you!!
218 – Killed by Death
Oct 23, 2016 • 34 min
ya ever wanted to see a freddy krueger knockoff with sea anemone eyes suck the life force out of hospitalized children?? well WANT NO MORE you weirdo, this very special episode of buffy is just for you! we’ve got buffy backstory, we’ve got a creepy…
217 – Passion
Oct 16, 2016 • 78 min
y’all….. jenny DIED
216 – Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Oct 9, 2016 • 57 min
xander and cordelia are cute! oz is a Good Guy (tm)! hearing beth eat gummy snacks on mic is probably better than hearing caroline eat popsicles! all these indisputable facts AND MORE on this week’s episode of the PREMIERE buffy podcast.
215 – Phases
Oct 3, 2016 • 39 min
in what is probably the goofiest episode of season 2 so far, caroline and beth manage to talk about most everything but this mediocre episode. we’ve got GAS. we’ve got GLEE. we’ve got OTHER THINGS. plus a brand spanking new recurring segment: IS THIS…
214 – Innocence
Sep 25, 2016 • 44 min
in a truly unbelievable turn of events, angel is FINALLY a compelling character. in an episode that beth is sadly very sick for, we basically talk for ~45 minutes about how amazing the writing here is. GO SEE QUEST FOR CAMELOT
213 – Surprise
Sep 18, 2016 • 43 min
this is it, folks! the big one for buffy and angel and we still… don’t… care. is it US? like at some point it’s got to be us, right? they’re not doing anything to change and yet we still come back. oh well.
212 – Bad Eggs
Sep 8, 2016 • 42 min
when is a bezoar not a bezoar? when this show has no idea what one is and just slaps the name on any random bad guy. join us as we journey deeper into season two and ask ourselves: why does no one cast actual southern people to play southern people? is…
211 – Ted
Sep 4, 2016 • 35 min
everything is cuckoo bananas in the buffyverse this episode. xander is actually really cool, buffy and angel are NOT insufferable, and everyone looks pretty great. we also discuss our tumultuous relationship with high school chemistry and probably take…
209/210 – What’s My Line?
Aug 28, 2016 • 52 min
grab a snack/drink/consumptive item of your choice because this episode is a DOOZY, folks. you got suddenly badass drusilla, you got a new slayer with a frankly hilarious accent, you got two (count em, TWO) cordelia/xander makeouts. what a fun time we’re…
208 – The Dark Age
Aug 24, 2016 • 37 min
GIIIILES!! in this episode we discuss what kind of avatar benders each buffy character would be, as well as the show’s idea of consequences and stains. we also touch on the fact that ethan is just an uncool version of spike (who we miss dearly.)
207 – Lie to Me
Aug 14, 2016 • 43 min
“does this episode deliver?” “what do you want me to say?” “lie to me.” “yes, it is everything you could want in a buffy episode. the editing choices make sense. the romantic relationships are well-thought-out and interesting, and we always care about…
206 – Halloween
Jul 31, 2016 • 42 min
on this sure to be a classic episode of buffy speak we discuss chambray, the social differences between the late 90s and today, and beth basically LOSES HER MIND over caroline’s dad’s brother’s name. also xander is actually bearable here!! forget…
205 – Reptile Boy
Jul 24, 2016
today we go over angel and buffy’s relationship (bangel if you’re into that sort of thing), pirates of the caribbean 2, and wonder where exactly this frat boy lizard demon came from (but like seriously where did it come from? WHO IS HE)
204 – Inca Mummy Girl
Jul 17, 2016 • 34 min
today’s episode brings commiseration over YET ANOTHER XANDER EPISODE!!! with the added bonus of some weird cultural appropriation. join us as we talk about sexy shark costumes, empanadas, and other nonsense. where is spike?!?
203 – School Hard
Jul 10, 2016 • 30 min
SPIKE!!! in our favorite guy’s first appearance, we wax poetic about Snyder, or The New Xander, wonder exactly how oblivious joyce has to be to not know her daughter is an ass-kicking demon murderer, and mourn the most pointless villain on this show, the…
202 – Some Assembly Required
Jul 4, 2016 • 27 min
beth and caroline try and find literally anything else to talk about but buffy due to this incredibly mediocre episode. such topics include the box trolls, bathroom escapades, and probably some other things.
201 – When She Was Bad
Jun 26, 2016 • 31 min
SEASON TWO BABY! we’re back and pretty much the same as we were before, except for now beth has good audio quality and caroline doesn’t. time truly is a flat circle as today we continue our weekly talks about xander’s inconsistency, cordelia being…
Potter Speak vol. 1: An Overview
Jun 12, 2016 • 54 min
WOOOOAH since we both love harry potter, we’ve decided to upload one HP-focused episode after every season of buffy we finish! what a great time! on the first volume, we get all those burning harry potter questions out of the way. what houses are we in?…
112 – Prophecy Girl (with Princess Weekes)
Jun 5, 2016 • 57 min
in a Very Special episode of buffy speak, we have our first guest! princess weekes (@MelinaPendulum) joins us to talk with us about her favorite episode of this season, xander’s weirdness, and whether or not vampires poop. so long, season one!
111 – Out of Mind, Out of Sight
May 29, 2016 • 36 min
FINALLY we get the cordelia-centric episode we’ve all been waiting for. in this episode of the podcast, we ask the questions: how is cordelia so amazing? how does angel style his hair if he can’t see his reflection? why is marcy so extra?? all these and…
110 – Nightmares
May 22, 2016 • 35 min
on this week’s episode we discuss our own personal nightmares, the continued lack of xander development, and we find out the definitive student death count for sunnydale high! WHY DO PEOPLE STILL GO THERE??
109 – The Puppet Show
May 15, 2016 • 32 min
in this week’s episode we continue to lament sunnydale high’s incredibly disheartening death count, talk about what kind of person a dummy might have been as a human, and discuss caroline’s dreams featuring cartoon villains that probably require therapy.
108 – I Robot, You Jane
May 8, 2016 • 33 min
WE’RE JACKED IN
107 – Angel
May 3, 2016 • 35 min
despite a lengthy and rage-inducing fight with garageband, we’re here!! in this re-record of episode 7, we talk in depth about the three’s accents, colin’s bowl cut, and sprite.
106 – The Pack
Apr 25, 2016 • 31 min
in this episode, we discuss xander’s questionable character choices, how joss whedon treats women, and mourn flutie. rip in peace flutie.
105 - Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
Apr 17, 2016 • 24 min
in our shortest and most off-topic episode to date, we discuss our own first dates, pita pit, and occasionally this episode of buffy.
104 - Teacher’s Pet
Apr 10, 2016 • 30 min
in this episode, “teacher’s pet” we tackle cheese sticks, product placement, and the rules for being an angel.
103 - The Witch
Apr 4, 2016 • 30 min
we’re BACK!! join us as we discuss episode 103, “the witch” as well as breaking bad (??) and brownies.
101/102 - Welcome to the Hellmouth/The Harvest
Mar 27, 2016 • 27 min
we jump right into it as the first episode of buffyspeak commences. we cover caroline’s first impressions, weird names, and blue velvet blazers.