This week, both hosts are up to going deep on Mike White’s latest HBO limited series, The White Lotus, and as promised, wrap up their take on the Fear Street trilogy by processing the 1666 edition. Plus, a homonymic nuo-lingo and songs of the week by powerful female artists working in *very* different styles.
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Ep. 81: Yellowjackets! Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
1:12:59Wynter & Karen welcome you to Season 5 with a bushel full of SPOILER ALERTS for both Search Party and the topic of their main segment, everybody’s latest obsession Yellowjackets (not that other “Yellow” TV show). Which Yellowjacket do each of them identify with vs. who they ended up with on their Buzzfeed quiz? In their eagerness to catch up at the start of the new year, Karen & Wynter get into a deep convo about the state of TV narratives as they’ve worked their way in, around or through Covid in its endemic phase. KT thinks Station Eleven is the most gorgeous show on TV, and Wynter tells us a little bit about why Search Party’s surprising turn in season 5 makes perfect sense given the state of the world. Plus Nuo-lingo goes retrolingo, and two songs-of-the-week from the Yellowjackets soundtrack that are already making our year.
Ep. 80: Holiday Holigay Special w/ Alonso Duralde and Dave White
1:21:36The whole gang gets frisky with a very special feline-themed holiday episode. Our favorite holigays Alonso Duralde and Dave White join Wynter and Karen to discuss Hallmark’s The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014) and its brand new sequel, The Nine Kittens of Christmas (2021)--all in celebration of Alonso’s new co-authored book, I'll Be Home for Christmas Movies: The Deck the Hallmark Podcast’s Guide to Your Holiday TV Obsession. Karen & Wynter also break down the latest Live in Front of a Studio Audience featuring a star-studded cast re-enacting classic episodes of The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. Plus, nuo-lingo about holiday adjacent relationships, and songs from Kelly Clarkson’s new Christmas special, as well as Peter Jackson’s Beatles epic, Get Back.
Ep. 79: Fright Night Finale! Halloween Kills, Chucky and Ghosts
1:12:54Our hosts close out season four with a Halloween-themed episode that covers a spate of new horror-related releases from Halloween Kills to SyFy’s Chucky series. Speaking of horror, Karen took her first cross-country flight since the pandemic started and has tales to tell, while Wynter takes another kind of Trip with a Swedish suspense film of the same name. The two tease new GBBO related BoCo that will be available to Patreon subscribers during the season break, and our songs of the week bring you two different autumnal vibes. Find all things W2X at w2xpodcast.com
Ep. 78: Squid Game and Playing for Survival
1:12:27SPOILER ALERT: Details from the several episodes of Squid Game are discussed in the main segment. Wynter and Karen join the rest of the world in obsessing over Squid Game, the S. Korean Netflix series about contestants playing children’s games to try to win billions of won without getting eliminated...literally. The two also talk about this week’s big reveal that W2X is curating the humanities program for the LA Phil’s GenX festival in spring 2022. In the spirit of the moment, Karen re-watches the film Waiting to Exhale for the first time since 1995, while Wynter tells us what L.A. Plays Itself has to do with the angle the two are taking for the festival. Nuo-lingo tells us about a new turn to granny aesthetics and old money cosplay, plus two classic songs of the week. Find all things W2X at w2xpodcast.com
Ep. 77: ACS Impeachment
1:11:04Who is the “mother SCOBY” of all Karens? Find out on this week’s episode, which dives deep into Impeachment, the latest installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story anthology. How does the series ratchet up its scenes of bureaucratic drama as Sarah Paulson and Beanie Feldstein disappear into the roles of Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky? How has the series already shifted our hosts’ perspective on their original reactions to the scandal back in the 90s? Wynter gets bourgie (aka boujee) and hires a private chef after her adventures in Portugal, and Karen introduces us to the Australian dramedy, The Unusual Suspects, featuring Filipina leads in a show that she describes as a cross between The Flight Attendant and Devious Maids, with a touch of Oceans 8. Plus, nuo-lingo and a new song of the week, followed by an indisputable classic. Find all things W2X at w2xpodcast.com
Ep. 76: You’re Not the Main Character!
1:03:55Inspired by Kathryn VanArendonk's Vulture article about white men in crisis on TV, Wynter and Karen explore the many layers of white male aggrievement in TV, pop culture, and real-life (fr. Rutherford Falls, to White Lotus and Ted Lasso w/ a special shoutout to the new movie Vacation Friends). Wynter discusses the spoils she acquired in the Tom Girardi auction (Erica Jayne, on the RHOBH’s ex-husband), as our hosts comb through the other items on offer for both deals and insights into the rich and hoardy. Karen offers a super-cut of her thoughts about Netflix’s The Chair after her week-long junket on other outlets. Nuo-lingo serves up another nickname for a controversial “social justice” figure, and we close with two very fun SOTWs from CANADIANS! Find all things W2X at w2xpodcast.com
Ep. 75: Geriatric Xers and End-of-Summer Top 10
1:03:12Film critics and husbands Dave White and Alonso Duralde of the Linoleum Knife Podcast are GUEST HOSTING W2X this week! While Wynter and Karen are running around taking care of business (at a safe distance and masked, of course) Dave and Alonso have stepped in to discuss "geriatric" millennials, Xers, and whether these terms are even useful. And with the end of summer upon us, they share their Top 10 films, tv shows, and printed words of the last few months. We also get their take on NUO-LINGO and always, some choice SOTW selections for your playlists. Find all things W2X at w2xpodcast.com
Ep. 74: BioDocs from Bourdain to Val
58:15Karen and Wynter explore two high-profile and controversial documentaries about beloved figures Anthony Bourdain (Roadrunner), and Val Kilmer (Val). What do we get from conjuring their lost voices? And what do we miss in the process? Wynter performs our semi-annual Ryan Murphy check-in, and gets pumped up about ACS: Impeachment on the Lewinsky/Clinton scandal, while looking askance at this season of American Horror Story. Karen spends some quality time with the Peacock platform to tell us all about Dr. Death and Rutherford Falls. Nuo-lingo comes from an old familiar place, and songs of the week both new and old are available for your listening pleasure. Find all things W2X at w2xpodcast.com
Ep. 73: Woodstock 99 & Music Festivals with Ann Powers
1:20:33One of our generation’s greatest pop music critics, Ann Powers (NPR Music), sits down with Karen and Wynter to process the new Woodstock 99 doc, and music festivals in general, while exploring the cultural conditions that stoked this calamity. This week, both hosts are up to going deep on Mike White’s latest HBO limited series, The White Lotus, and as promised, wrap up their take on the Fear Street trilogy by processing the 1666 edition. Plus, a homonymic nuo-lingo and songs of the week by powerful female artists working in *very* different styles. Find all things W2X at www.w2xpodcast.com
Ep. 72: Ridin’ Down Fear Street: 1994 and 1978
1:06:01Wynter tells Karen to suck it up for a ride down R.L. Stine’s Fear Street, especially with the release of the trilogy on Netflix and its deep GenX flex (from 1994 to 1978). SPOILERS ABOUND! Before we get to the scary parts, Karen insists we process this year’s Emmy nominations. Which categories does she deem a veritable “Sophie’s Choice”? Meanwhile, Wynter makes some special requests of the team working on the new, Samantha-less SATC reboot. Plus, an update on all the nuo-lingo recently added to Dictionary.com, some of which our regular listeners already know, and a couple of 90s hits in keeping with our Fear Street moods. Find all things W2X at w2xpodcast.com