The Fangirl Business

The Fangirl Business

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Dr. Chrisha Anderson and Catherine McKenna process feelings surrounding the fandom’s emotional rollercoaster of Supernatural coming to an end. Join us for fangirling, fun, and feels as we process and theorize our way through the final season of the lon?


29: SotF - The Last Day of Filming (And Some Hope for the Future)
Sep 17 • 74 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15E13 BELOW*Well, folks, it finally happened: filming wrapped on the final episode of Supernatural. In this week’s “State of the Fandom” (SotF), Chrisha and Catherine walk us through their experience of The Last Day. From the genius…
28: SotF - Fandom; Family; the Future
Sep 9 • 39 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15E13 BELOW*The adjective of the past week for the fandom is probably “intense.” In this week’s “State of the Fandom” (SotF) Chrisha and Catherine discuss the many difficult moments of the past seven days, touching upon interactions…
27: SotF - “Angel with A Shotgun”; Promo; Last First Day; “Bravelecki”
Sep 2 • 47 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15E13 BELOW*In their latest State of the Fandom (SotF) episode, Chrisha and Catherine tackle the most recent fandom events in the lead up to Supernatural’s seven final episodes. This week, they discuss the production board and its…
26: SotF - Where’s Misha?; Jensen and “The Boys”; “Jake and Quarantine”
Aug 26 • 32 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15E13 BELOW*Chrisha and Catherine continue their new State of the Fandom (SofF) episodes! This week, they look into fandom speculation as to where Misha is currently located, examine their very different reactions to the news about…
25: State of the Fandom Update (Mini Episode)
Aug 18 • 32 min
*SPOILERS FROM RECENT CREATION PANELS, LONDON PANEL, and PANEL WITH COREY BOOKER AND MJ HEGAR BELOW*Chrisha and Catherine get real with feels as they discuss the cast’s recent return to Vancouver, the unexpected panels from the past 10 days, and the…
24.1: Pride Month - Celebrating Charlie Bradbury
Aug 12 • 58 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15 BELOW*They’re back—and Chrisha and Catherine celebrating all things Charlie in the very first episode of their 2020 Pride Month series! Come take a stroll with them down memory lane as they discus the adorable, smart, geeky glory…
23.2: The Empty, the Garden, and the Framework in “Destiny’s Child”
May 14 • 52 min
*S15E13 SPOILERS BELOW*In part two of their multi-part episode on “Destiny’s Child,” Chrisha and Catherine talk about the many exciting reveals in this episode that feed into the wider story arc of S15. They do metal analysis on the mythological…
23.1: Flaws and Faves in “Destiny’s Child”
Apr 27 • 62 min
*S15E13 SPOILERS BELOW*Most of us can agree that episode 13 was a bit of a bumpy ride. Join Chrisha and Catherine as they examine the flaws and their fave moments from “Destiny’s Child” in this first of what will likely be a FOUR-part podcast on the…
22: Special Edition with a Special Birthday Guest
Apr 12 • 31 min
*S15E8 SPOILERS BELOW*We’re celebrating a very special someone’s birthday in this special edition of The Fangirl Business: fangirl-in-training, Zoey, just turned 8! In this episode, Zoey discusses her favorite Supernatural character, Rowena, her…
21.2: The Squishy Human Center In “Galaxy Brain”
Apr 6 • 54 min
*S15E12 SPOILERS BELOW*Yes, there were some big reveals and even bigger questions in episode 12 … but Chrisha and Catherine really loved all the squishy human goodness in the middle of it all: lots of feels, lots of growth, lots of family moments. All…
21.1: God, Death, and Meta in “Galaxy Brain”
Mar 26 • 47 min
*S15E12 SPOILERS BELOW*Big stuff was revealed in episode 12, and Chrisha and Catherine are digging into it in this first part of another multi-part podcast. From the workings of Supernatural’s cosmos, to the divide between cosmic beings and humans when…
20: We Have Some Theories (…and they are FUN!)
Mar 15 • 26 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15E11 BELOW*Chrisha and Catherine take the time to delve into some theories they’ve been working on … since January. Yup. Big stuff. Angels, demigods, hope, the upending of entire systems—they talk about it all in this last hiatus…
19: Special Edition - Support In Stressful Times
Mar 15 • 40 min
There’s been a lot going on in the past few weeks for the SPNFamily.Chrisha and Catherine talk about the many hits that the fandom (and the world) have been taking, with an eye to how we can support and uplift each other, and what they are doing…
18.2: Deep Dives - Dean, Healing, and Growth
Mar 12 • 52 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15E11 BELOW*In the second of their two-part deep dive about Dean Winchester, Chrisha and Catherine examine Dean’s healing and growth over the course of his 15-year story. They delve into concepts such as post-traumatic growth (healing…
18.1: Deep Dives - Dean, Anger, and Trauma
Mar 6 • 64 min
*SPOILERS THROUGH S15E11 BELOW*Trigger Warning: The episode includes conversation about anger, trauma, abandonment, and self-hatred, as well as an in-depth discussion of the clinical definition of PTSD (starting at 44:42 and ending at 56:26).In the…
17.3: “The Gamblers” … Shipping Edition
Feb 12 • 52 min
*S15E11 SPOILERS BELOW*Join Chrisha and Catherine for a wild ride into shippiness in part three of their three-parter on “The Gamblers,” where they talk about the Destiel callouts in the episode, Cas and Dean’s co-parenting, and the state of Destiel as…
17.2: Cas, Jack, & the TFW 2.0 Reunion Scene in “The Gamblers”
Feb 9 • 48 min
*S15E11 SPOILERS BELOW*In part two of their three-parter, Chrisha and Catherine talk about Cas’ continuing BAMFiness, Jack’s brokenness, and that incredible reunion scene at the end of “The Gamblers.” They also discuss the problem of Cas’ power for the…
17.1: They’re BACK! Sam & Dean in “The Gamblers”
Feb 5 • 59 min
*S15E11 SPOILERS BELOW*In part one of their three-parter on “The Gamblers,” Chrisha and Catherine talk about how this entire episode was a game changer (pun INTENDED) for the Winchesters: our heroes are back, baby! Bonus convo about Supernatural’s…
16.3: Subtext, Sexuality, and Shippiness in “The Heroes’ Journey”
Jan 30 • 43 min
*S15E10 SPOILERS BELOW*In part three of their three-parter, Chrisha and Catherine address all the stuff that was just under the surface of the weirdness that was “The Heroes’ Journey.” Turns out, there was a LOT. By turns, the two discuss Destiel hopes…
16.2: Deconstructing “The Heroes’ Journey”
Jan 27 • 54 min
*S15E10 SPOILERS BELOW*There was a LOT going on in Supernatural’s most recent episode. In part two of their three-parter on “The Heroes’ Journey,” Chrisha and Catherine delve into what made this episode tick, including “what makes a hero a hero?”, and…
16.1: Nerding Out About “The Heroes’ Journey” (Mini Episode)
Jan 25 • 19 min
*S15E10 SPOILERS BELOW*In part one of their three-parter on “The Heroes’ Journey,” Chrisha and Catherine straight up nerd out over the components surrounding the episode. They talk about imagery, the literary stuff that underpins the episode’s title,…
15.3: “The Trap,” Dean, and Cas (Shipping Edition)
Jan 22 • 53 min
*S15E9 SPOILERS BELOW*In part three of their three-parter on “The Trap,” Chrisha and Catherine have all the fun talking about shipping. All the fun. They discuss the quandary of whether or not Dean and Cas’ relationship can even be considered subtext at…
15.2: “The Trap,” Dean, and Cas (Platonic Edition)
Jan 19 • 41 min
*S15E9 SPOILERS BELOW*In part two of their three-parter on “The Trap,” Chrisha and Catherine focus on the platonic aspects of Dean and Castiel’s interactions in the episode. They discuss Cas’ assertiveness and confidence and his new-found ability to…
15.1: “The Trap,” Sam, Eileen, and Chuck
Jan 19 • 42 min
*S15E9 SPOILERS BELOW*In part one of their three-parter on “The Trap,” Chrisha and Catherine focus their discussion on the Sam, Eileen, and Chuck portions of the episode. Their analysis includes an in-depth look at the connections between hope, free…
14: Midseason Emotional Check-In
Jan 15 • 57 min
Note: Our intro in this episode includes promo materials for the rest of the season. Just wanted to give y’all a heads up.In this episode, Chrisha and Catherine take the opportunity to talk through feelings surrounding the cast and crew’s return to the…
13:3: “The Road Ahead” … A Look Forward During Hiatus
Jan 13 • 35 min
*S15 SPOILERS THROUGH EP8 BELOW*In this last of their three-part hiatus episode, Chrisha and Catherine reflect back on what we’ve learned thus far as a way of sussing out where we may be headed in the second half of Supernatural’s 15th season. During…
13.2: “The Road So Far” … Subtext Edition
Jan 12 • 56 min
*S15 SPOILERS THROUGH EP8 BELOW*In this second of three hiatus episodes, Chrisha and Catherine examine the role of subtext over the course of season 15. From mixtapes to “well, Cas, not for nothing, but…” to Purgatory (and Leviathan blossoms!), they…
13.1: “The Road So Far” … A Look Back During Hiatus
Jan 2 • 47 min
*S15 SPOILERS THROUGH EP8 BELOW*In this first of three hiatus episodes, Chrisha and Catherine start with a retrospective, reflecting back on “The Road So Far.” They explore many of the fall’s revelations and its ongoing themes now that we have reached…
12: “Our Father Who Aren’t In Heaven” … Big Title, Big Episode, Big Podcast
Dec 19, 2019 • 56 min
*S15E8 SPOILERS BELOW*”Our Father Who Aren’t In Heaven” (aka #WhatTheChuck) had a big title … and it was a big episode. Chrisha and Catherine unpack moments big and small, squee over the incredible character returns, and hypothesize about where we…
11.3: “Last Call” and Things Subtextual
Dec 15, 2019 • 44 min
*S15E7 SPOILERS BELOW*In Part 3 of their 3-parter on “Last Call,” Chrisha and Catherine delve into the subtext of the episode: namely the allusions to Dean’s possible bisexuality and Destiel references. And they had a lot of fun doing so. :DNote: We are…
11.2: “Last Call” and More Things Textual
Dec 10, 2019 • 44 min
*S15E7 SPOILERS BELOW*In Part 2 of their THREE-parter on “Last Call,” Chrisha and Catherine continue their discussion about the “text” of the episode (i.e. what was shown on the screen during the episode). This part of the podcast focuses on Castiel’s…
11.1: “Last Call” and Things Textual
Dec 8, 2019 • 35 min
*S15E7 SPOILERS BELOW*In Part 1 of their THREE-parter on “Last Call,” Chrisha and Catherine talk through the “text” of the episode (i.e. what was shown on the screen during the episode). There is much squeeing about domestic Sam and Eileen, that sock…
10.2: “Golden Time” and Relationships
Dec 3, 2019 • 50 min
*S15E6 SPOILERS BELOW*In this second part of their two-parter on “Golden Time,” Chrisha and Catherine delve into the relationships (both romantic and platonic) that are touched upon in the episode. WARNING: There may be some squees. There may be some…
10.1: “Golden Time” and So Much BAMFiness
Dec 1, 2019 • 52 min
*S15E6 SPOILERS BELOW*There was a whooooooole lot of BAMFiness going on in E6 (if you don’t know what the acronym BAMF stands for, you’ll find helpful explanations via the Google … it’s a little workaround for us cause we don’t swear on this podcast)….
9: “Proverbs 17:3” … Huh.
Nov 19, 2019 • 57 min
*S15E5 SPOILERS BELOW*If you were left going “…huh” during the latest episode of Supernatural, you aren’t alone. Chrisha and Catherine talk through “Proverbs 17:3,” unfulfilling writing, and why this episode was actually brilliant. ”Proverbs 17:3”…
8.2: “Atomic Monsters” … Everything Else (There Was A Lot)
Nov 12, 2019 • 53 min
*S15E4 SPOILERS BELOW*The word of the day is “meta.” Don’t worry, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds! Catherine and Chrisha talk through the opening action scene, evil Sam, and the state of our heroes in “Atomic Monsters.”“Atomic Monsters” audio clip…
8.1: “Atomic Monsters,” Becky, and Fandom
Nov 10, 2019 • 39 min
*S15E4 SPOILERS BELOW*If you’d asked Chrisha and Catherine a week ago if they’d be doing an entire section of a podcast on Becky Rosen, they’d probably have laughed. But here we are. In part one of their two-parter on “Atomic Monsters,” Catherine and…
Mini Episode: Supernatural Finale Date Reaction
Nov 9, 2019 • 5 min
In this mini episode, Chrisha and Catherine react to the news that the date of the Supernatural finale episode has been set.Supernatural: September 13, 2005 - May 18, 2020Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is intended to be for…
7: Managing Fandom Experiences on Social Media
Nov 2, 2019 • 38 min
Navigating our way through fandom on social media can be rough. Catherine and Chrisha talk about what’s worked for them as Supernatural fangirls, give practical tips about how to manage and cultivate our feeds for a positive fandom experience, and put…
6.2: Processing “The Rupture” (Dean, Cas, & Belphegor)
Oct 29, 2019 • 53 min
*S15E3 SPOILERS BELOW*The feels were real for “The Rupture,” and Chrisha and Catherine had a lot to talk about—so much so that they ended up making this podcast a two-parter (there was also a lot of Kleenex involved). Part 2 focuses on Dean and Cas…
6.1: Processing “The Rupture” (Rowena, Sam, & Ketch)
Oct 27, 2019 • 45 min
*S15E3 SPOILERS BELOW*The feels were real for “The Rupture,” and Chrisha and Catherine had a lot to talk about—so much so that they ended up making this podcast a two-parter (there was also a lot of Kleenex involved). In Part 1, they talk about Rowena,…
5: We Are (Raising Hell)
Oct 20, 2019 • 55 min
*S15E2 SPOILERS BELOW*Chrisha and Catherine dig in to the second episode of season 15, sharing their thoughts on what they enjoyed and what they were frustrated by. They also delve into the emotional and behavioral regression experienced by each of our…
4: Premiere Feelings
Oct 12, 2019 • 48 min
*S15E1 SPOILERS BELOW*In their first podcast since Supernatural’s season 15 premiere, Chrisha and Catherine recap the day leading into the broadcast and what happens when our everyday lives and fandom collide. They then process their reactions to “Back…
3: Premiere Preparation
Oct 6, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode, Chrisha and Catherine talk about the week leading up to the season 15 premiere and all the accompanying emotions. They also chat about some of the squee-worthy moments from the past week (Jensen’s new music, Misha’s new poem) and talk…
2.3: Deep Dives - S15 Poster Edition
Oct 3, 2019 • 44 min
In this third and final part of their epic three-part podcast, Chrisha and Catherine go on a deep dive into Supernatural’s S15 poster, which was released on Supernatural Day. Take a listen as they have WAY TOO MUCH FREAKING FUN analyzing what the…
2.2: Tipping Points
Oct 2, 2019 • 32 min
Chrisha and Catherine continue Monday’s conversation, turning to this year’s Supernatural Day—a day that both of them personally found to be difficult. This part of their three-parter podcast focuses on tipping points (in other words, moments where the…
2.1: The S14 Gag Reel: Can We Say Those Things On This Podcast?
Sep 30, 2019 • 31 min
Chrisha and Catherine are back with an EPIC podcast that was so long they had to break it up into three (yes, three) different parts, which will all be released this week! In this first part, they are fangirling HARD about the Supernatural Season 14 gag…
1: Endings Are Hard
Sep 27, 2019 • 45 min
In the very first episode of The Fangirl Business, Chrisha and Catherine discuss “The Announcement,” the fallout from San Diego Comic Con and the SPN cast’s Hall H appearance, and what we’re hoping this podcast can accomplish. The central theme of it…
Promo 4: Jensen’s Beard
Sep 23, 2019 • 7 min
Promo 4: Jensen’s Beard
Promo 3: How We Met
Sep 23, 2019 • 6 min
Promo 3: How we met and made a podcast
Promo 2: Who We Are
Sep 23, 2019 • 5 min
Promo 2: Who we are, what we know, and how we came to find the #SPNFamily
Promo 1: San Diego Comic Con
Sep 23, 2019 • 4 min
Promo 1: How San Diego Comic Con influenced the podcast