Episode 133: A New Hollywood Chris (2018 In Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 133: A New Hollywood Chris (2018 In Books)

Hey, everyone! We discovered a new Hollywood Chris this week! And Erin issues Pete Wentz an apology! And James’s voice threatens to give out on him completely! And we do our annual recap of the books we read this year!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 132: Our Lawyers Made Us Change The Name Of This Episode So We Wouldn’t Get Sued (Fall Out Boy)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 132: Our Lawyers Made Us Change The Name Of This Episode So We Wouldn’t Get Sued (Fall Out Boy)

Hey, everyone! We’re back to our normal length for an episode this week as we discuss…music? Yep, you read that right. Fair warning, this episode is mostly James offering up facts and insightful opinions while Erin just screams “I LOVE FALL OUT BOY” into the microphone a whole bunch. (But she really does just super love Fall Out Boy.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 131: THanksgiving 2, Week 5: Fakle Till You Makle (“Catch Me If You Can”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 131: THanksgiving 2, Week 5: Fakle Till You Makle (“Catch Me If You Can”)

Hey, everyone! It’s the final week of THanksgiving 2: Electric Hanksaloo, and we are bookending the month with the two longest, most serious, and at least one of us (the one writing this) (guess who it is!) would argue best movies of the five. We watched “Catch Me If You Can”, a movie all about a dude who faked his way through life so well that he managed to pass the bar exam and get hired as a doctor.

We also spend a good portion of this episode discussing Grey’s Anatomy (with spoilers up through Patrick Dempsey’s leaving), and what all being a librarian entails and whether we could fake our way through it. (We probably couldn’t.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 130: THanksgiving 2, Week 4: Pity Slickers (“The Money Pit”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 130: THanksgiving 2, Week 4: Pity Slickers (“The Money Pit”)

Hey, everyone! This week we rounded out our 80s Hanks Spectacular with “The Money Pit”, which is a really enjoyable if extremely simple movie about a couple and the super terrible house they bought.

It’s another short one, because frankly, this movie can be summed up in two sentences. Probably even one sentence. “Tom Hanks buys a super terrible house.” But it has some classic THanks bits and is overall just a really fun little comedic farce.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 129: THanksgiving 2, Week 3: It’s a Tom Rom Com! (“Dragnet”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 129: THanksgiving 2, Week 3: It’s a Tom Rom Com! (“Dragnet”)

Hey, everyone!

Police detective Joe Friday was a stickler for the rules, a real square. Detective Pep Streebeck, was a rogue in a wrinkled shirt who drove too fast. Neither Joe nor Pep could see a world where they could possibly work together; but work together they must, for Pep was Joe’s new partner, and they had a case to solve…a case involving a crooked reverend, a goat-leggings-wearing cult, and the Virgin Connie Swale.

When things go south and Joe is unfairly relieved of his badge, it’s up to Pep to take what he’s learned from the straight-laced man he’s grown so fond of and solve the case — for both of them.

Can these two detectives get their happily ever after? Or will they be eaten by a giant snake?

Academy Award Nominee Dan Aykroyd and Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks star in this buddy-cop comedy that is basically a romcom, and we’re here to explain that statement.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 128: THanksgiving 2, Week 2: It’s Just Fine. (“The ‘Burbs”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 128: THanksgiving 2, Week 2: It’s Just Fine. (“The ‘Burbs”)

Hey, everyone! It’s Week 2 of THanksgiving 2: Electric Hanksaloo, and this week’s movie, “The ‘Burbs”, was…fine. It’s just fine. It’s weird, and Corey Feldman is in it, and so is Carrie Fisher, and we suspect there is a reason you never hear about why either of them was in this movie and that reason is that this movie was weird and sort of…well, it was fine. It’s no “Big”, but it’s better than “Gettysburg”, so that’s something, right?

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 127: THanksgiving 2, Week 1: Hi Again, Caitlin! (“The Green Mile”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 127: THanksgiving 2, Week 1: Hi Again, Caitlin! (“The Green Mile”)

Hey, everyone! Who here likes a nice clean segue? I hope you all do, because boy do we have one for you. We transition this week from All Hallows’ Steve into THanksgiving 2: Electric Hanksaloo (the jury is still out on which of us came up with that, but we both agree it is a bad name and we don’t know why we’re still using it), and we are joined once again by friend of the podcast and former guest Caitlin Kunkel to talk about The Green Mile, that unique piece of media that straddles the fence between Stephen King’s yard and Tom Hanks’s yard so beautifully.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 126: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 4: Oops, All Carries! (“Carrie”, “Carrie”, “Carrie”, “Carrie: The Musical”, and “Carrie”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 126: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 4: Oops, All Carries! (“Carrie”, “Carrie”, “Carrie”, “Carrie: The Musical”, and “Carrie”)

Hey, everyone! It’s the final week of All Hallows’ Steve, and we’ve got a bloody good topic for you. You could say we’re really on fire this week. It’s been a really great period of time in UFO history, and our excitement to share it with you has really Carried us through the week.

If you are interested in joining us on this adventure, the various “Carrie”s can be found by clicking the links below:

Book
1976 movie with Sissy Spacek (also available on Hulu as of the date of this posting)
2002 TV movie
2013 movie with Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz
2013 production of the musical (which premiered in 1988)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 125: All Hallows’ Steve Week 3: All About Rips (“The Langoliers”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 125: All Hallows’ Steve Week 3: All About Rips (“The Langoliers”)

Hey, everyone! This week Erin made (“made”) James read what is possibly her most favorite Stephen King book, “The Langoliers”–a book in which time travel is not what you might think, and a man sleeps in the back of a plane for absolutely no reason that we can figure out.

Stick around after the ending credits for the new trailer for Kids on Bikes!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 124: All Hallows’ Steve Week 2: Hi, Amity! (“Castle Rock”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 124: All Hallows’ Steve Week 2: Hi, Amity! (“Castle Rock”)

Hey, everyone! This week we are joined by Amity from The Latecomers Podcast to discuss Hulu’s new-as-of-this-summer Stephen King-inspired show “Castle Rock”. Thank goodness Amity took really good notes because this show is…something. It sure is something.

Before you start listening, be aware there are just so many spoilers, and also brief mentions of suicide, murder, and abuse of the locking-someone-in-a-small-dark-space-for-years variety.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 123: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 1: Flaming Arms (“Mr. Mercedes”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 123: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 1: Flaming Arms (“Mr. Mercedes”)

Hey, everyone! It’s the first episode of October, which we have decided this year to dub All Hallow’s Steve–that’s right, it’s a whole month of all Stephen King, all the time. (“How is that different from your normal material?” you may ask. It just is, okay? This month is ALL Stephen King. No Anna Kendrick or time travel or anything.) (That’s a blatant lie, we are absolutely going to talk about at least one of those things at least twice this month.)

But this week we tackle 2017’s AT&T production for DirecTV “Mr. Mercedes”. It’s a less-Kingian story (so far) that most people would expect, but that’s only because they haven’t gotten to the last book of the trilogy yet. It stars Brendan Gleeson’s delightful Irish accent, Mary Louise Parker, and a suuuuuuper messed up mother-son relationship that doesn’t involve either of those characters at all. Also, if you’re feeling frisky, go ahead and make a drinking game out of all the times Erin says “good-looking dude”, because she was even annoying herself with that one during editing.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 122: 13/10, Would Munch (New Segments)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 122: 13/10, Would Munch (New Segments)

Hey, everyone! This week we decided to take a break from the more structured…structure…that we’ve been following of late, and just goof around for a bit. We ended up pitching each other different ideas for potential new segments, and occasionally wandering off topic, but we always bring it back around. Take a deep dive into young Erin’s psyche, hear James’s opinions on peanut butter, and join us for a blessedly cut-down-from-its-original-15-minutes Google search for a movie Erin vaguely recalls having seen a decade and a half ago.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 121: Everead Day/Evereel Day (“Every Day” Book and Movie SPECIAL COMBO EPISODE!)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 121: Everead Day/Evereel Day (“Every Day” Book and Movie SPECIAL COMBO EPISODE!)

Hey, everyone! Thanks for your patience last week as we dealt with some technical difficulties.

This week we are doing a special two-episode combo episode, where we take what we were going to talk about last week (the book “Every Day” by David Levithan) and what we were going to talk about this week (the movie “Every Day”, based on the book by David Levithan) and also add in some special BONUS CONTENT (the book “Another Day” by–you guessed it–David Levithan, which is the sequel to “Every Day”) and mash them all together in a lovely discussion casserole.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 120: Searching For That Track (Outtakes, Volume 9)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 120: Searching For That Track (Outtakes, Volume 9)

Hey, everyone! It’s an outtakes episode! We’ve got some very good moments from Auguest in addition to some other delightful nuggets of happiness for you, so enjoy!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 119: Hi, Raeanna! (Neopets, “Sister Act 2: Back In the Habit”, and “Clue”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 119: Hi, Raeanna! (Neopets, “Sister Act 2: Back In the Habit”, and “Clue”)

Hey, everyone! This week is our final week of Auguest, and we are closing out the month with our first solo guest, the lovely and talented Raeanna from Mount Olympus University! We start out by learning about a thing we don’t know anything about, then move on to talk about a couple of movies James knows quite a bit about and Erin has only seen once before. (Spoiler: They’re good movies, Brent.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 118: Hi, Kyle and Conner! (James and Erin [and Kyle and Conner] Don’t Actually Really Write a Movie, Thank Goodness)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 118: Hi, Kyle and Conner! (James and Erin [and Kyle and Conner] Don’t Actually Really Write a Movie, Thank Goodness)

Hey, everyone! It’s week 3 of Auguest and this time we are joined by our favorite dusty bois, Kyle and Conner from The M Word.

We had a plan for this episode. We planned to have them help us write a movie. But the best laid plans of Erin and James quickly get derailed sometimes when we realize that just every single title submission we got sounds like a porn title, and things just really went off the rails from there.

The bad news is that we didn’t actually really do an in-depth write-a-movie this week. The good news is that we didn’t actually do an in-depth write-a-movie this week.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 117: Hi, Matt and Chris! (“Airborne”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 117: Hi, Matt and Chris! (“Airborne”)

Hey, everyone! We are back for another week of Auguest, and this time we are joined by Matt and Chris Yule of Finish It!, a completionist’s Choose Your Own Adventure podcast. If you aren’t listening to their show, you really, really should be.

Bust out your Rollerblade-brand inline skates, because we are talking about 1993’s “Airborne”, starring a very young Seth Green and Jack Black. At the time of the recording, we thought you could only stream it on YouTube, but it turns out you can also stream it on Amazon…or just buy the DVD (with our affiliate link, there), because you will want to own this movie because it is very good.

Thank you to Matt and Chris Yule for letting us blatantly steal their on-air game idea, and to Matt for letting me use his theme music for it, which is one of my favorite jingles from Finish It!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 116: Hi, Jen and Micah! (“Now and Then”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 116: Hi, Jen and Micah! (“Now and Then”)

Hey, everyone! Welcome to the first OFFICIAL episode of Auguest! This week we are joined by Jen and Micah from I Never Saw That to talk about 1995’s Now and Then, which is one of Erin’s favorite movies from her tween years. Hop on your bike, grab a pop, tape your boobs down (wait, what?), and make a pact with us that if you haven’t seen this movie, you will try to get your hands on a copy.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 115: Zombie Pennies (“Pet Sematary”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 115: Zombie Pennies (“Pet Sematary”)

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Auguest, the month where we have all guest episodes! Except, uh, this week, when we were SUPPOSED to have a guest episode but we had to publish it early due to unforeseen circumstances, so just pretend that three weeks ago you listened to this episode, and that now you’re listening to “Hi, Bill!” It’s like time travel! But possibly more complicated.

You know what else is complicated? Reanimating dead loved ones using an ancient Native American burial ground. (I am so good at segues!) This week we’re talking about Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (affiliate link), which is beautifully written and utterly horrifying.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 114: James and Erin Write a Movie (“Murder Beach”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 114: James and Erin Write a Movie (“Murder Beach”)

Hey, everyone! It’s “write a movie” time again, and thanks to our amazing friends and fans, we had so many suggestions we only had time to touch on a fraction of them. Highlights include:

Anna Kendrick punches a bus.

Tom Hanks shuts a door.

Denzel Washington is in “Speed”, but it’s not called “Speed”.

A kid has a kaleidoscope.

But ultimately, we decided to go with something fun and light. A good summer romp. A bunch of former child stars, some fishsticks…and murder.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 113: Res-Erection (“Magic Mike XXL”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 113: Res-Erection (“Magic Mike XXL”)

Hey, everyone! This month we are just alllllll over the place. Outtakes, a guest episode, and now this. James got it into his head that we should watch “Magic Mike XXL” because he heard surprisingly good and insightful things about it, and Erin is always game to watch hot men dance.

If you’re coming to us from 2PodsADay, welcome! This July is…actually a really good buffet of what we do here at UFO. (Especially if you also include the episode dropping August 3, which we recorded in July.) So if juvenile dick humor and Erin just talking SO MUCH about how much she loves a certain So You Think You Can Dance alum isn’t your jam, come back next week, when we will be doing something completely different. (Well, mostly different. We cannot promise that dick jokes won’t make a return.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 112: Hi, Bill! (Stuff We Like [But Didn’t Expect To])

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 112: Hi, Bill! (Stuff We Like [But Didn’t Expect To])

Hey, everyone! This week we are joined by Bill from The Great Albums podcast, to chat about things we really like that we didn’t initially expect to like. Topics include music, books, music, TV, music, and of course music.

We recorded this one a little bit ago so we don’t mention the 2PodsADay campaign we are participating in this month, but you should go check out their Twitter and see if your new favorite podcast is waiting for you to discover it!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 111: Trippin’ Balls (Outtakes Volume 8)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 111: Trippin’ Balls (Outtakes Volume 8)

Hey, everyone! This week, Erin is on the West Coast, so we’ve compiled an outtakes episode for you.

This month, we are participating in the 2PodsADay campaign, which aims to introduce listeners to new independent podcasts, two a day for the whole month of July. You can follow the campaign on Twitter (or check out the hashtag #2PodsADay) and maybe find your new second-favorite podcast! (We know we’re your first favorite.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 110: They’re Both Named Ross (“The IT Crowd”, Part 2)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 110: They’re Both Named Ross (“The IT Crowd”, Part 2)

Hey, everyone! It’s a sequel! We finish “The IT Crowd” and find it generally less problematic in the latter half of the series, buuuuut there’s still one episode in particular that was sorta gross. It centers around Douglas Reynholm, so really, we shouldn’t be surprised.

Also, we recorded this on Somewhere In Time Day, so we hope you all did the obligatory time traveling, but avoided pennies so you’re still around to listen to this episode.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 109: You Remind Me of the Babe (“Labyrinth”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 109: You Remind Me of the Babe (“Labyrinth”)

Hey, everyone! This week, we dance the magic dance, we brave the Bog of Eternal Stench, and one of us appreciates David Bowie’s tight, tight pants. That’s right, we’re talking about “Labyrinth”, the movie that made Erin and so many other children of the 80s want to send our younger siblings to live with goblins just so we could have a chance at forever with the Goblin King and his leggings.

The book/website/fan fiction Erin discusses having stumbled upon in high school turns out to be the novelization of the movie, and is available here (affiliate link), where you can see inside and read the first 30 or so pages and get all that good good backstory that the movie just didn’t think was even a little bit important.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 108: Hi Again, Lucy! (“13 Reasons Why” Season 2)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 108: Hi Again, Lucy! (“13 Reasons Why” Season 2)

Hey, everyone! Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” is back for its second season, which means our dear friend Lucy is back with us to discuss it. It’s a longer episode than normal, but that’s because this season is just so complicated and has so many layers and also we spent a good 15 minutes discussing how really terrible poor Kate Walsh’s wig is.

Trigger warnings in this episode for sexual assault, rape, suicide, self-harm, drug use, and gun violence. Also, just, like, so many spoilers.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 107: She’s a Hussy! (“Much Ado About Nothing”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 107: She’s a Hussy! (“Much Ado About Nothing”)

Hey, everyone! This week we sat down to watch 2012’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, directed by Joss Whedon. In this episode, we manage to avoid talking too much about the time we were in our high school’s production of it, but we do accidentally pull a “James and Erin Write an Adaptation”, during which we show that we know next to nothing about either business or Snapchat.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 106: (AN: STOP FLAMIGNG PREPZ!!111) (“My Immortal”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 106: (AN: STOP FLAMIGNG PREPZ!!111) (“My Immortal”)

Hey, ever1! Dis week we read “My Immortal”, da Harry Potter fanfic dat’s supposably da wurst fanfic ever ritten. If u dont liek it ur a prep! Our brainz r broke now. We r gunna go cry tears of blood and shop at Hot Topic 2 make ourselvs feel bettr (cuz we’re goffik geddit).

Morticiana (dat’s Erin, she changed her name and moved to Slitherin when she bcame a vampire) is wearing white foundation and lots of black eyeliner, and black lipstick, and red eyeshadow. She has on a black leather dress with lots of corset stuff on the front and back, with purple and red tulle sticking out under da skirt, black leggings with skulls on den, high black platform boots, and also her gothic black hair has red and purple streaks in it. Demon (dat’s James, he also is a vampire but he was in Slithern to begin wif) has on a black t-shirt dat says “MCR 666” on it, and black jeans with lots of safety pins and stuff in them, and combat boots, and also he’s wearing almost as much eyeliner as Morticiana but not lipstick. His hair is also died (get it cuz we’re goffik) black and is all spiky.

Fangz to Jamie Chahine 4 our theme song, “Did You Guys Know Dere Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) 4 our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel! Alos fangz 2 Raven ur da best gurl and fangz 4 finding my sweter!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store (it’s not as cool as Hot Topic but it’s still pretty gud) at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 105: Ross and Moy (“The IT Crowd”, Part 1)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 105: Ross and Moy (“The IT Crowd”, Part 1)

Hey, everyone! Boy, the early 2000s sure were a time of some enjoyable-yet-problematic TV shows, weren’t they? This week we dive into the first two seasons of “The IT Crowd”, which is overall enjoyable but oof, does it have some cringe-worthy moments. We’ll take a look at the later seasons of the show in a month or so, to see how they stack up and if the parts of the early seasons that made our skeletons leave our bodies persist.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 104: Third or Nothing! (Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 104: Third or Nothing! (Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway)

Hey, everyone! What’s that, you say? Our audio quality this week sounds like we recorded in a van with the AC cranked because it’s hot AF (hi, Liz!) in Virginia right now? Well, dear listener, you are not wrong. We DID record in a van, and it IS hot AF in Virginia right now! We went to see “Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway” and y’all?

It was…magical.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 103: Hi, Caitlin! (90% Stephen King, 10% Book Deals)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 103: Hi, Caitlin! (90% Stephen King, 10% Book Deals)

Hey, everyone! This week, we had the chance to sit down with the most excellent Caitlin Kunkel, co-founder of The Belladonna, a comedy and satire website consisting entirely of pieces written by women and other marginalized genders. It’s very, very good, and you should definitely go check it out.

But that’s not really what we talked to Caitlin about. Mostly we talked about Stephen King, because if there is someone out there who matches (and maybe even surpasses!) us in our unabashed obsession with Stephen King, it’s Caitlin. Spoilers for “The Stand” happen. Also for “Misery”.

We also talked about the book deal she recently landed, which is a really interesting conversation and she claims to only know enough about book publishing to fill 10% of an episode, but I think she was selling herself short, because she knows at least enough to fill 11% of an episode.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 102: Stop! … It’s a Trap. (“Dave Made a Maze”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 102: Stop! … It’s a Trap. (“Dave Made a Maze”)

Hey, everyone! This week we watched 2017’s “Dave Made a Maze“, a movie about Dave, who makes a maze fueled by…his imagination? Or something? It’s a very impressive maze, whatever is fueling it.

Also, we spend about 20 minutes talking about whether or not Erin should watch “Community”. (We fall on the side of “yes, she should”, so be on the lookout for the “Community” episode this summer.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 101: Smells Like Reading(s) (Potpourri, Vol. 3)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 101: Smells Like Reading(s) (Potpourri, Vol. 3)

Hey, everyone! Join us this week as we dive headfirst into reading! James starts a book club (but don’t hold him to it)! Erin busts out her tarot cards (she’s very bad at it)! We talk about Stephen King (who’s surprised?)!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 100(!!!): BLAZE IT! (The Unabashedly Obsessed Livestream Patreon Reward Family Fun Hour With James and Erin As Titled By Mike From the Podcast “Back to the Futurama”, Without Whom This Livestream Wouldn’t Be Happening (Probably) (At Least Not Until Someone Else Decided To Become a Patron): The Livestream)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 100(!!!): BLAZE IT! (The Unabashedly Obsessed Livestream Patreon Reward Family Fun Hour With James and Erin As Titled By Mike From the Podcast “Back to the Futurama”, Without Whom This Livestream Wouldn’t Be Happening (Probably) (At Least Not Until Someone Else Decided To Become a Patron): The Livestream)

Hey, everyone! We have a very special episode this week…our 100th! We recorded this as a livestream, but here is the edited-down audio version. You should definitely go check out the video though, for visual gags you miss out on in the audio and for MORE CONTENT (which you’ll get eventually, later, but if you want it NOW, go watch us!)

Thank you to all our wonderful listeners and Patrons who laugh with us each week and inspired us to do this. We had so much fun, and we hope you did too–and we look forward to another 100 ridiculous episodes with you all!

Watch the livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn6v7_f9O3Q

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 99: Viviseduction (“The Autopsy of Jane Doe”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 99: Viviseduction (“The Autopsy of Jane Doe”)

Hey, everyone! Happy Friday the 13th! During our Patreon live stream a few weeks ago, Ashkan (hi, Ashkan!) bumped up his monthly pledge and got to select an entertainment for us to consume (pretend I said that in a way that made sense in an actual language). He chose 2016’s “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”, and during our viewings of this film we learned a few things:

  1. If you feel like you’re maybe about to see someone whose face has been shot off appear on screen, you probably are;
  2. If your friend Chad tells you that the movie isn’t that scary but Stephen King says that it is, you should probably listen to the guy who writes horror novels for a living and NOT watch it alone in your bedroom at night, especially if you are Erin; and
  3. Anyone can play a corpse on an episode of SVU, but if you want to play a corpse in a full-length feature film about that corpse, you better get really good at yoga first.

All in all, we did enjoy the movie and we did manage to sleep without nightmares, although did we mention you see a guy who has had his face shot off? Because you super do.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 98: Bats Bats! (“The Sandlot: Heading Home”)

Episode 98: Bats Bats! (“The Sandlot: Heading Home”)

Hey, everyone! Last week, we covered the 1993 classic The Sandlot. But did you know they made two sequels? We decided to skip The Sandlot 2 and go straight to The Sandlot: Heading Home, in which Luke Perry gets hit in the face with a baseball and travels back in time to his own childhood! It’s a sometimes-amusing look at what it means to be a friend, what it means to befriend a ghost, and what it means when your friends say there are bats in the basement.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 97: The Sandwich Lot (“The Sandlot”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 97: The Sandwich Lot (“The Sandlot”)

Hey, everyone! Sometimes, we see a video on Facebook and it reminds us of a thing we like and then we decide we have to watch/read/etc. that thing and hey, as long as we’re both doing it, why not talk about it on the podcast?

And thus, this episode was born.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 96: James and Erin Write a Movie (“The Breakfast Club 2: The Big Hunt”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 96: James and Erin Write a Movie (“The Breakfast Club 2: The Big Hunt”)

Hey, everyone! It’s been a while since we wrote a movie. Usually, we start with a title and work forward from there. This week, we start with characters and work…well, not exactly backward, but like, sideways and diagonally and up and down and basically in every direction we possibly can until what we are left with is a title and some characters who have jobs, and also just a whole bunch of cocaine. None of this should come as any surprise at all to anyone who has ever listened to an episode of this ridiculous podcast that we do.

Our apologies to one Mr. John Hughes, without whom this episode would not have been possible, so please don’t @ him. (Partly because he’s in the Great Beyond, so there’s no chance of him seeing it, so actually, you know what, @ him, not us.)

Apologies also to the Doctor Who franchise, because we took your really good thing and added American politics, thus making it dumb.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 95: Vladdy Issues (“Camp”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 95: Vladdy Issues (“Camp”)

Hey, everyone! Last week, we watched the movie “Camp” (Amazon affiliate link), and we tried to tell you about it, but we couldn’t. Either because Bill the computer garbled the audio file, or because you weren’t listening, depending on which of us you ask. So this week, we try again. And we succeed! Yay!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

 

Episode 94: Kill Bill (Outtakes, Volume 7)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 94: Kill Bill (Outtakes, Volume 7)

Hey, everyone! Remember that time we did a Romeo and Juliet choose-the-adventure book, and we told you that we’d read you Juliet on a future episode?

Well, guess what? It’s a future episode!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 93: Ferry Thrillers (Thrillers and Treasure Hunting)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 93: Ferry Thrillers (Thrillers and Treasure Hunting)

Hey, everyone! Remember that time John Green wrote a book about a boy and his crush searching for a lost object throughout time? No? Well, that’s because it hasn’t been written. YET. But boy, does James wish it existed. Meanwhile, Erin is over there, just reading every book she can get her hands on about British women on public transportation, witnessing or experiencing something bad. That book has definitely been written. Like, 15 times over at least, with probably a good 12 more to come this year. And she will read it every. single. time.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 92: The Best Stephen King Story Stephen King Never Wrote (“The Lost Room”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 92: The Best Stephen King Story Stephen King Never Wrote (“The Lost Room”)

Hey, everyone! Friend of the show Amity (hi, Amity!) from The Latecomers podcast and Podcasts Collected Presents upped her Patreon donation to the tier that lets her suggest something annually for us to watch and cover on the show. So we watched the 2007 SyFy Channel miniseries “The Lost Room” (Amazon affiliate link), and not to spoil anything, but it’s SUPER GOOD. Which isn’t surprising, Amity wouldn’t suggest something she thought we’d hate (probably) but we were both pleasantly surprised by just how much we enjoyed it.

Apologies for the handful of coughs that I couldn’t edit out; the weather in Virginia has been absurd this week and it’s messing with basically everyone. But we make it up to you by giving you a recipe for some really good chicken (we both made it the night after we recorded this and can confirm, it’s very good).

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

 

Episode 91: Oops, You’re Dead! (James and Erin Write a D&D Character)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 91: Oops, You’re Dead! (James and Erin Write a D&D Character)

Hey, everyone! Imagine this: you’re sitting around a table with three or four of your closest friends. A large book, the pages rife with Post-It tabs, sits in front of you; on top of it, a handful of dice. One friend, we’ll call him, I dunno…Ben…sits behind a screen depicting monsters and dragons killing townspeople while sword-and-shield-wielding fighters and Magic Missile-blasting wizards attack. You look to your left, and see your friend James preparing to speak. He opens his mouth, and your ears begin to bleed.

“HEY GUYS! I’M GREGORY! OOPS, YOU’RE DEAD!”

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 90: Bitter, Horny Disappointment (“Romeo and/or Juliet”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 90: Bitter, Horny Disappointment (“Romeo and/or Juliet”)

Hey, everyone! This week, we sat down for TWO. HOURS. and read you guys a Choosable Path book. Two hours is a bonkers long episode even for us, so we decided to cut it in half, and y’all can look forward to the Juliet portion of this book in a future episode. (But, like, the distant future. Not next week. We have plans for next week.) (We have plans for next MONTH, too.) (In that episode, you will find out what Erin is talking about when she says in this episode that she sounds like Yolo Brewski.)

Did this episode make you want to read the book? Buy it here! (We get a very, very small kickback from purchases made through this link.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 89: Pod Culture (Podcasts Update, Volume 3)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 89: Pod Culture (Podcasts Update, Volume 3)

Hey, everyone! It’s time for our annual “what are we listening to?” wrap-up. And also our annual “what do we want to be listening to?”…unwrapping? I’m not sure what you’d call that. But this week we are going to tell you about the podcasts we’ve discovered in the past year that we think you should listen to! This week’s show notes are super boring! (Oh, but at the end, we do revisit last week’s penis conversation in much more depth, so that’s something!)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 88: The Thirsty Games (“Future Man”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 88: The Thirsty Games (“Future Man”)

Hey, everyone! We are wrapping up Time Travel Month with the new Hulu original series “Future Man”, which is “The Last Starfighter”, but with possum semen, and herpes, and that shirtless volleyball scene from “Top Gun”. It’s super good, we promise!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 87: How Can Someone So Good At Naming Cats Be So Bad At Naming Anything Else? (“The Door Into Summer”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 87: How Can Someone So Good At Naming Cats Be So Bad At Naming Anything Else? (“The Door Into Summer”)

Hey, everyone! It’s Week 3 of Time Travel Month and we took a break from watching movies to read a book! Well, James read a book. So please enjoy James telling Erin all about a book she didn’t read! No office-supply pantomimes this time, (un?)fortunately, because this one actually sort of made sense. It’s not without its problems, but we solved those, don’t worry. We are nothing if not excellent problem-solvers.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 86: Unabashedly Casting Kendrick (“Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 86: Unabashedly Casting Kendrick (“Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel”)

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Week The Second of Time Travel Month, wherein we actually publish the episode we recorded for the week! We watched another random Amazon Prime find and this time it worked out for us. “Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel” is the story of three friends and their very nice English and Irish accents, traveling through time, meeting a woman who exists only to be a plot device-slash-set dressing. It will surprise absolutely no one that we both agree this movie could have been vastly improved by the casting of Anna Kendrick in the role of said plot device-slash-set dressing.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 85: Hashtag Time Travel (Outtakes, Volume 6)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 85: Hashtag Time Travel (Outtakes Volume 6)

Hey, everyone! We had a plan for this week’s episode, but we evidently didn’t plan it very well, so we came up with a new plan, but that was a bad plan, so we decided that this is not the week for plans. As such, please enjoy a brief discussion of said failed plans, Erin’s latest obsessions in TV and mobile gaming, and a bunch of outtakes from the past few months!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 84: It’s Not ALL Stephen King (2017 In Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 84: It’s Not ALL Stephen King (2017 In Books)

Hey, everyone! It’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time for us to talk about some books we read! As 2017 wraps up, we wish you all the happiest of new years, and hope that 2018 is good to each and every one of you.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 83: Free Dylan! (“American Vandal”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 83: Free Dylan! (“American Vandal”)

Hey, everyone! We’re still riding the high of PodCon, and also watched a lot of Netflix that weekend because of the cross-country flight, so we are here today to talk to you about that Netflix. After we spend half an hour talking about other Netflix. You know us.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 82: But What If You Died? (PodCon 2017)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 82: But What If You Died? (PodCon 2017)

Hey, everyone! Last weekend we went to the first-ever PodCon, and had just the best time. And we met all sorts of awesome people, with awesome podcasts! Would you like to hear more about them? Well, good, because we interviewed them all for you. They are, in order of appearance:

Amity from The Latecomers (@latecomerspod) and Podcasts Collected Presents (@podcastspod; podcasts-collected.tumblr.com)

Jessica from Bitch Team Alpha (@bitchteamalpha; bitchteamalpha.com)

Elizabeth from Your Fave Is Problematic (@podcastYFIP; facebook.com/yourfaveisproblematic/)

Tai and Tanner from Pizza Bros Podcast (@PizzaBrosPod; facebook.com/PizzaBrosPod/)

Lindsey from Historical Hotties (@historicallyhot; historicallyhot.com)

Ben and Mike from Back to the Futurama (@backtofuturama; backtofuturama.libsyn.com)

Kyle Newbridge, author/artist for Of This Light (@knewbridge; ofthislight.com)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 81: Sharpie Man and Candle Baby (“All You Zombies–“)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 81: Sharpie Man and Candle Baby (“All You Zombies–“)

Hey, everyone! We are at PodCon this week! This episode is a little shorter than normal, and a little weirder, but we think those two things cancel each other out and so this is basically the most normal episode of UFO ever.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 80: James and Erin Write a Movie (“A Tomedy of Errors”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 80: James and Erin Write a Movie (“A Tomedy of Errors”)

Hey, everyone!

From the Maniacs that Brought You the “Redo Year’s Steve” Franchise, Coming Summer 2020: “A Tomedy of Errors”, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Tommy Lee Jones, Thomas Haden Church, Thomas F. Wilson, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Anna Kendrick, and with music by Tom Petty.

We’d say we’re sorry for this one, but we’re too busy writing our Oscar acceptance speeches.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 79: Hi, Lucy! (Again!) (“Bosom Buddies”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 79: Hi, Lucy! (Again!) (“Bosom Buddies”)

Hey, everyone! This week we are in cahoots once again with the marvelous Lucy from the currently-comatose Midpoint Podcast. We have blatantly stolen the premise of her show and watched the middle episode of the THanks show “Bosom Buddies”, and it was not quite what we expected. Join us for a rousing discussion of guacamole wigs, sexy juggling, and a whole lot of really charming THanks moments.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 78: Tom Rom Coms (“Joe vs. the Volcano”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “You’ve Got Mail”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 78: Tom Rom Coms (“Joe vs. the Volcano”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “You’ve Got Mail”)

Hey, everyone! This week we delve into the THanks/MRyan (that’s not a thing, Erin) trilogy of rom coms. Discussion points include: if one of you has been unconscious during the extent of your time spent with a person, probably you aren’t in love with that person; since the 90s, stalking has gotten a lot easier and impromptu air travel has gotten a lot harder; and we know quite literally nothing about the origin story of “You’ve Got Mail”, and yes, we did Google it later and discover just how wrong we were.

Podcast promo swap time! Remember Tim and Leon over at Yeah, G’Day? They’re funny, they’re Australian, and they’re a damn delight. If you aren’t listening to them, you should be.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 77: Birds Can’t Talk. (“Mazes and Monsters”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 77: Birds Can’t Talk. (“Mazes and Monsters”)

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to THanksgiving Month! This week we decided, sort of at the last minute, to watch the 1982 made-for-TV movie “Mazes and Monsters”, based on the book of the same name. It was Mr. Hanks’s first leading role in a movie, and it was…something.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 76: Happy THanksgiving! (THanks Overview)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 76: Happy THanksgiving! (THanks Overview)

Hey, everyone! It’s November, which means it’s THanksgiving Month! Yes, yes, turkey and stuffing and all that, but also: Tom Hanks! Who doesn’t love Tom Hanks? Nobody, that’s who, because Tom Hanks is a national treasure.

View the music video for Carly Rae Jepsen’s I Really Like You here. It’s relevant, I promise.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 75: Podcasper the Pie-Throwing Ghost (Ghosts)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 75: Podcasper the Pie-Throwing Ghost (Ghosts)

Hey, everyone! In our final week of Spooktober (not TM, we almost certainly accidentally stole this from Overdue and probably also a bunch of other people), we get super spooky and talk about ghosts. The good ones. The bad ones. The dessert-throwing ones. (Just kidding, those aren’t ghosts.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 74: Overdudes (Overdue Podcast Live at Fall For the Book)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 74: Overdudes (Overdue Podcast Live at Fall For the Book)

Hey, everyone! Last weekend we saw Craig and Andrew from Overdue Podcast live at the Fall For the Book Festival, and enjoyed the show so much we went right to the car with our little field recording mic to tell you all about how great it was. So apologies for the less-than-perfect sound, but I think you’ll find that even when we sound a bit grittier, we’re still our normal delightful selves.

Purchase a copy of “Beauty and the Beast”, the book the boys discussed, here and we’ll get a few deadly pennies from that transaction thanks to the Amazon Associates program.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

 

Episode 73: Caution: Spoilers Ahead (“Gwendy’s Button Box”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 73: Caution: Spoilers Ahead (“Gwendy’s Button Box”)

Hey, everyone! This week we read Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. We also read some short stories by Mr. Chizmar so we’d have any idea what we were talking about when it came to what parts of the story were King-ian versus Chizmar-ian. We spoil a lot of stuff in this one, so if you have plans to read Gwendy, maybe do it before you listen (it’s a short book, we’ll wait).

The interview we reference can be found here.

Purchase a copy of “Gwendy’s Button Box” here and we’ll get a few deadly pennies from that transaction thanks to the Amazon Associates program.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 72.5: Smoking Pennies (James on The Great Albums Podcast)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 72.5: Smoking Pennies (James on The Great Albums Podcast)

Hey, everyone! Surprise! It’s a bonus mini-episode! We started chatting about James’s guest spot on The Great Albums Podcast and it turns out Erin has enough thoughts on the Smashing Pumpkins, whose music she is not actually at all familiar with, that half an hour later we decided the conversation should just be its own mini-episode because we knew we’d have at least another hour’s worth of chat about the primary topic of the evening (which you all will get to hear on Friday).

The Aaron Copeland song James references can be found here. (Erin, having now listened to it, would argue that it is not a “cowboy beef jerky commercial” song as much as the background for every Looney Tunes chase scene ever, but she does see James’s point.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 72: The Deathfast Club (“Detention”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 72: The Deathfast Club (“Detention”)

Hey, everyone! Last week we wrote a movie, this week we watched one. This movie was pitched to us as a horror movie involving time travel. One of those things is true. Strap into your magnetic alien-bear-time-machine, because this is one wild ride.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 71: James and Erin Write a Movie (“The Callipygian Consultant 2: Judgment Day”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 71: James and Erin Write a Movie (“The Callipygian Consultant 2: Judgment Day”)

Hey, everyone! We wrote another movie!

Christopher Meloni stars as Mikey Butts, Butt Judge; Derek gets a last name and is still totally doing it; Anna Kendrick gets annoyed; Joan Cusack gets a new butt; James gets a lesson in Spanx.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed. (The $5 tier monthly giveaway has been activated!)

Episode 70: Hi, Chad! (“IT”: The Movie: The Second Adaptation of the Book by Stephen King)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 70: Hi, Chad! (“IT”: The Movie: The Second Adaptation of the Book by Stephen King)

Hey, everyone! This week, our good buddy and friend of the show Chad (hi, Chad!) joins us to discuss last week’s first-ever UFO Meetup and the movie we saw for it, “IT”: The Movie: The Second Adaptation of the Book by Stephen King. (Incidentally, happy birthday to said Mr. King, who turned 70 today, Thursday, September 21, which is the day I am writing this because I am ahead of the game.)

Spoilers abound in this one for the movie, and there is a point at which we tell you if you don’t want a spoiler for the book/the second part of the movie (which will be released in like a million years), to skip ahead 30 seconds. It’s really more like 15 seconds. For once, we OVERestimated how long we would talk about a thing instead of underestimating by about 43 minutes.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed. (Chad has promised to sign up at the $5/month level as soon as someone else does, which will put us at 5 $5 patrons and will trigger the giveaway function of that level, so if you’ve been thinking about doing that, you’re guaranteed a giveaway upon signing up.)

Episode 69: Nice. (MBMBaM Live Show)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 69: Nice. (MBMBaM Live Show)

Hey, everyone! Last weekend we went into DC to see a live My Brother, My Brother, and Me show. This week, we’re here to tell you how great it was, and to discuss what a live UFO show would look like. This week, the F secretly stands for “frantically diving under a table to avoid a scary clown monster.”

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 68.5: I Am A Horse (James & Erin Write a Class/Outtakes Volume 5)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 68.5: I Am A Horse (James & Erin Write a Class/Outtakes Volume 5)

Hey, everyone! This week we had a plan for an episode, but decided in the end that we couldn’t make a full episode out of it, and also we really wanted next week’s episode to be number 69 (nice), so we decided to do a brief segment on the topic we were going to cover tonight, add in some outtakes, listen to Erin giggle like a maniac for about 4 full minutes, and call it a half-episode.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 68: It’s a Glass Case of Emotion, Not an Outhouse (Childhood Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 68: It’s a Glass Case of Emotion, Not an Outhouse (Childhood Books)

Hey, everyone! This week we travel back in time to our own childhoods, where we reminisce about the books that made us who we are today, as well as some real stupid books that we loved anyway (I’m looking at you, Christopher Pike). James was really into survival books, and Erin commits to a bit.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 67: The Movie: The Adaptation of The Book (“The Dark Tower”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 67: The Movie: The Adaptation of The Book (“The Dark Tower”)

Hey, everyone! We saw a movie! It’s a movie that apparently none of the critics liked, but we went to see it anyway, because Stephen King. Did we like it? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out! (But you can probably guess.) (But then you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out if you were right.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 66: *Sigh* Peter. (“The Bachelorette”)

Episode 66: *Sigh* Peter. (“The Bachelorette”)

Hey, everyone! We’ve had quite a few weeks of poor James having to watch things that Erin thoroughly enjoys and he tolerates watching because he is a very good friend and he loves this podcast. This week, he took one for the team and watched the last four episodes of the most recent season of “The Bachelorette” and…didn’t hate it. But only because Peter is the best.

Let me repeat (rePete) (heh) that: PETER. IS. THE. BEST.

Ahem.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 65a: Hi, Allie and Adam! (“American Psycho 2: All American Girl” part 1)

Episode 65a: Hi, Allie and Adam! (“American Psycho 2: All American Girl” part 1)

Hey, everyone! This week we sat down with Allie and Adam from So That’s How It Ends to watch American Psycho 2: All American Girl and completely steal their format! (We had intended to cover the whole movie in one episode, thus only partially stealing their format, but, you know, we talk a lot. And also this movie had MUCH to discuss.)

So here is the discussion of the first half of the movie, and the discussion of the second half will drop this morning as well. Drop like one of Mila Kunis’s murder victims! Dun dun dunnnnnnnn!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 65b: Hi, Allie and Adam! (“American Psycho 2: All American Girl” part 2)

Episode 65b: Hi, Allie and Adam! (“American Psycho 2: All American Girl” part 2)

Hey, everyone! This week we sat down with Allie and Adam from So That’s How It Ends to watch American Psycho 2: All American Girl, which was a CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE and EVERYONE should go watch it. Immediately. It’s on HBO until October 1, 2017.

Please enjoy our discussion of the second half of the movie, when shit gets REAL BONKERS.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 64: James’s Unpopular Opinion Corner (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)

Episode 64: James’s Unpopular Opinion Corner (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)

Hey, everyone! James watched a movie, and Erin has also seen the movie, so we wanted to talk about the movie! We also discuss potential UFO-themed Halloween costumes, and neither one of us can BELIEVE we forgot Derek and his oil and his gold Speedo and his “doing it”. (Heh. Doing it. There’s a lot of that in the movie James watched, amirite?)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 63: Impotential Liking (Q&A)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 63: Impotential Liking (Q&A)

Hey, everyone! You ever have one of those weeks where you and your cohost both go out of town for a weekend and then have to bump recording up a day because you have houseguests the rest of the week, so you don’t have time to consume any pop (or not-so-pop) culture to prep for your podcast? No? Just us? Well, that’s fine. All those things DID happen to us this week, so instead of discussing a new obsession one of us has, we decided to talk about the thing we have both been obsessed with for a long, long time: ourselves! Thanks to the members of the Unabashedly Obsessed with Unabashedly Obsessed Facebook group for helping us out on this one!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 62: A TARDIS Full of Bras (Sweet Gender Flips)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 61: A TARDIS Full of Bras (Sweet Gender Flips)

About 18 months ago, Erin didn’t like the idea of a female Doctor, despite being generally pro-badass-female-characters. Well, we have a new Doctor incoming, and she’s got boobs. We unpack some of the implications of this, for ourselves as fans as well as on the whole, and also take a deeper look at the relationships between past Doctors and their companions and how  having a female Doctor might solve some of the problems we’ve seen in the past (and what new problems could now have an opportunity to arise).

Also, we talk about some other gender flips (“oh shit, sweet flips”) in mainstream media, how they have worked, and whether they have worked.

Also also, sorry-not-sorry for getting that song stuck in your head. Erin’s been singing it for three days now.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 61: Hashtag Narcissism (Sorting Hat Chats)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 61: Hashtag Narcissism (Sorting Hat Chats)

Hey, everyone! This week, we check out the website Sorting Hat Chats and take a really deep and serious look at who we are and what that says about which Hogwarts house we would end up in (spoiler: one of us is not who we all thought he was!). Erin says “deep dive” a lot. Like, so many times that listening back through this to edit it, she just really wants to go stab Past Erin in the neck.

Also, and this is very important: we shout-out Adam from So That’s How It Ends, but Erin is an idiot and gets the name of his podcast wrong. We’ll fix that next week in NCCs, but wanted to fix it here too. Sorry, Adam. Erin is an idiot.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 60: Befilm I Fall (“Before I Fall”, Part 2)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 60: Befilm I Fall (“Before I Fall”, Part 2)

Hey, everyone! This week we continue our deep dive into “Before I Fall”, this time watching the recent movie. Spoiler alert: The book was better.

Trigger warning for some discussion of teen death, including suicide.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 59: Bookfore I Fall (“Before I Fall”, Part 1)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 59: Bookfore I Fall (“Before I Fall”, Part 1)

Hey, everyone. This week, we read the 2010 novel “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver as the first of a two-part series. The book is basically “Groundhog Day, Teen Edition”, but better (question mark?). It has its problems, sure, but Andie McDowell ain’t one of ’em.

Trigger warning for some discussion of teen death, including suicide.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 58: James and Erin Write A Movie (“Time Travel Love Song”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 58: James and Erin Write A Movie (“Time Travel Love Song”)

Hey, everyone! From the weirdos who brought you “Redo Year’s Eve 1” and “How To Make Friends And Resurrect Your Pets”, a new romantic comedy starring some people who are not named Steve! “Time Travel Love Song” is about, well, time travel. And love. And songs. And text-to-speech programs?

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 56: Hi, Marc! (Again!) (OCD and Potpourri)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 56: Hi, Marc! (Again!) (OCD and Potpourri)

Hey, everyone! We sat down with Our Friend Marc again for a long and lovely conversation about obsessive-compulsive disorder and how it affects one’s approach to pop culture and fandom. We hit on a lot of topics during this chat, but in the end Marc ties it all up for us.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 55: Smash That Like Button (YouTube)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 55: Smash That Like Button (YouTube)

Hey, everyone! This week we have a sleeper topic; one of those things that we probably should have talked about before now but for whatever reason we haven’t. But we promise we stay WAY more on topic this time than when we covered Firefly. (Mostly because Erin edited out the tangents for a future outtakes episode.) (You’re welcome.) Today we discuss YouTube–how our use of it has changed over the years, what we’re currently using it for, and how the next generation uses it. (Spoiler alert: Kids like weird stuff.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 54: A Different Kind of TV Death (TV Cancellations)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 54: A Different Kind of TV Death (TV Cancellations)

Hey, everyone! This week we go back to basics–no guests this time, just James and Erin and some articles James found online that we sort of talk about but not really because we are too busy talking about other things, like how Saved By The Bell: The College Years was just flat-out wrong about how college works and we’re still a little bitter about it.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 53: Hi, Mary! (Whisk[e]y Business)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 53: Hi, Mary! (Whisk[e]y Business)

Hey, everyone! We deviate a bit from our standard fare this week as we are joined by Mary from Hungry Hungry Hip Girls, who guides Erin through a whisk(e)y tasting and James through a whisk(e)y smelling, as James rightfully decided that drinking a bunch of whiskey at 9 pm on a Wednesday was maybe not the best idea. Additional talking points include apples vs. tomatoes, and some bizarre anime porn thing Mary stumbled upon.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 52: Hi, Andy! (Comics)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 52: Hi, Andy! (Comics)

Hey, everyone! This week we are joined by longtime friend of James and the show, Andy! Hi, Andy! Andy graciously invited us into his home to talk comics and Torg memes, and to let Erin pet his cats, Olive and Feta, who are very soft and very, very fat (i.e., the best kind of cats).

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 51: Mostly-Seeing Eye (Outtakes, Volume 3)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 51: Mostly-Seeing Eye (Outtakes, Volume 3)

Hey, everyone! James was out of town earlier this week so rather than force him to record while recovering from a very long road trip, we decided to dust off some old favorites that we picked up off the cutting room floor. Sometimes, we just get way, way too off-topic and just have to pull stuff form the main episode, but we like it too much to set it on fire.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 50: The End?…Turn To Page 4 (Choose Your Own Adventure)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 50: The End?…Turn To Page 4 (Choose Your Own Adventure)

Hey, everyone!

That’s all I’m going to say, because you should go into this with zero expectations…much like a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 49: Hi, Lucy! (13 Reasons Why)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 49: Hi, Lucy! (13 Reasons Why)

Hey, everyone! This week, the amazing Lucy from Midpoint Podcast joins us to discuss the current Netflix phenomenon “13 Reasons Why”. There will be spoilers. Trigger warning: This episode discusses teen suicide and sexual assault, so if that’s not something you’re up for listening to, we understand and will be back next week with something a little lighter.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 48: The Creativity Is In The J (Firefly/Joss Whedon)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 48: The Creativity Is In The J (Firefly/Joss Whedon)

Hey, everyone! This week we go way back to the thing that, frankly, is probably the main reason we’re all here. Without Firefly, Erin wouldn’t be the nerd that she is today, and this podcast very well may not exist. Thanks, Joss Whedon!

Thanks also to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 47: Hi, Nar! (Sherlock)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 47: Hi, Nar! (Sherlock)

Hey, everyone! This week we have a special guest, Papa Narwhals from Pokemon Go Radio! Erin has been listening to his show for some time now and tweeting at him incessantly until he responds, and she’s like a stray kitten–he gave her attention and now he can’t get rid of her. Nar joins us this week to discuss BBC’s Sherlock (be prepared for spoilers), but not until after we get him onboard the Stephen King train.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our logo. You can find Nar on twitter @pgr_papanarwhal.

Episode 45: That Thing The Hammerhead Does (Female Leads and Love Interests)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 45: That Thing The Hammerhead Does (Female Leads and Love Interests)

Hey, everyone! This week we revisit the topic of female leads, particularly in movies. What makes them work or not work? Is Faye from That Thing You Do! a good female love interest, or is she basically just a prop in the story of Guy Patterson’s Rise To Fame?

We also fall down a rabbit hole of bad were-animal erotica. There is no ladder down here, folks. Someone please save us.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, as well as to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our most awesome logo.

Episode 44: There’s a Lemon Behind That Rock! (The Simpsons)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 44: There’s a Lemon Behind That Rock! (The Simpsons)

Hey, everyone! This week we are talking about possibly the only thing James is more obsessed with than charts: The Simpsons. He and Andy (hi, Andy!) assigned Erin two episodes to watch, as she is relatively unfamiliar with the show, but of course we go off-book and talk about more than just those two episodes. Have you met us? We talk a lot.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our awesome art.

Episode 43: Erin Plays Matchmaker; James Likes Charts (Music Charts And Fire Emblem)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 43: Erin Plays Matchmaker; James Likes Charts (Music Charts And Fire Emblem)

Hey, everyone! First up: we’re still having audio issues so there’s some static and weird cuts in this episode; also, Erin’s dog tries to sabotage us by walking through the cords halfway through the episode. We apologize and will hopefully have all the sound stuff fixed by next week, even if it means going back to the old Blue Snowball mic instead of our new fancy individual mics. Thanks for your patience as we figure out what the hell we’re doing with sound.

This week we have a mixed episode for you. Erin gushes about video game romances, and James gushes about his love of charts and spreadsheets and countdowns. We’re all just full of love this week, folks! Except for our sound equipment. No love for our sound equipment. It can all just…fade away.

 

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem on Twitter) for our art!

Episode 42: Don’t Do A Hit (MBMBaM Show)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 42: Don’t Do A Hit (MBMBaM Show)

Hey, everyone! Have you ever wondered if it’s a good idea to pad your resume, and if so, how to do it in a way that won’t get you called out? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a tarantula crawl across your hand? What about how to get into a secret society?

Well, we don’t have the answers for you…but the McElroy brothers do, and they have a TV show to tell you all about it. And we have a podcast to tell you all about their TV show. Please enjoy it…won’t you?

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis for our cover art. Follow Emily on Twitter: @corruptedgem.

Episode 41: Slideshow (Recapping Lost Episodes)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 41: Slideshow (Recapping Lost Episodes)

Hey, everyone! We’ve had some audio issues lately, and have lost a couple of really good episodes, so this week we go back and briefly recap those. Think of it like a slideshow, snippets of all the episodes you’ll never get to hear because technology hates us.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem on Twitter) for our most excellent logo.

Episode 40: Tapping Frustles (“Newsies: The Movie: The Musical: The Movie”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 40: Tapping Frustles (“Newsies: The Movie: The Musical: The Movie”)

Hey, everyone! Sorry we’re late this week; due to audio issues, we lost the episode we’d originally planned to post, so you get this one, which we recorded just last night!

We went to see a Broadway production of “Newsies” at the movie theatre (yup), and it was very different from the movie we grew up with! We do not refrain from spoilers in this episode, so if you have plans to see it yourself and want to go in with no knowledge of what was different and what stayed the same, hold off on this episode until after you’ve seen it.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem on Twitter) for our awesome new logo, which may or may not have uploaded into iTunes and which you may or may not be looking at right now!

Episode 39: Is That a Spine? (Video Games)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 39: Is That a Spine? (Video Games)

Hey, everyone! Erin’s been playing Fire Emblem Heroes and as we all know, when Erin decides she’s excited about something, it’s all she can talk about. So this week we discuss video games! But not just the mainstream ones. Sure, we touch on your Mortal Kombats, your Mario Partys, your Call of Dutys. But we also talk about the original Gameboy, which was the handheld game equivalent of the Zack Morris phone; we talk about a revolutionary war video game that Erin has already forgotten the name of even though she finished editing this episode not five minutes ago; and obscure Japanese choose-your-own-romantic-adventure mobile games. Also, James tells us about the time he invented the Internet.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 38: An Actually Varied Variety Hour (Podcasts Update)

Episode 38: An Actually Varied Variety Hour (Podcasts Update)

Hey, everyone! This week we dive back into our podcast apps and discuss what we’ve been listening to since the last time we talked about what podcasts we listen to–and this time some of Erin’s podcasts are NOT hosted by McElroys!

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 37: Bug In a Jar (“Waxwork II: Lost In Time”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 37: Bug In a Jar (“Waxwork II: Lost In Time”)

Hey, everyone! You know when you’re having a meal with someone and they say, “Oh my God, this is TERRIBLE, here, try it”? Well, that’s basically what we are doing to you this week, because we watched “Waxwork II: Lost In Time” and man, was it terrible; here, listen to us talk about it!

If ever there was an episode that brought the not-so-pop-culture to Unabashedly Obsessed, this is it. It’s a bad, BAD movie. But delightfully so? Sort of?

The theme song is a real gem, and we found a YouTube link of it for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5o8WBbUg4E

You’re welcome?

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”, which is a much better song than “Bug In a Jar”.

Episode 36: James and Erin Write a Movie (“Redo Year’s Eve 1”)

Episode 36: James and Erin Write a Movie (“Redo Year’s Eve 1”)

Hey, everyone! Did you ever wish you could go back in time over and over and over again until you manage to right every tiny wrong throughout your day, and also that you and everyone around you was named Steve? Well then boy, are you gonna love this movie.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 35: Footholds For Your Teeth (“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 35: Footholds For Your Teeth (“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell)

Hey everyone! We read a book! That isn’t by Stephen King! But it does involve time travel. (Even though we are not a time travel podcast.) This week we delve into Rainbow Rowell’s fourth book, “Landline”. What works? What doesn’t? Which character is the worst character, not just in this book but also possibly ever? How, exactly, does one use another person’s dimples as footholds for one’s teeth during a makeout session?

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 34: Happy Brithday, Kiristy Swanson (Books/TV/Movie Adaptations)

Episode 34: Happy Brithday, Kiristy Swanson (Books/TV/Movie Adaptations)

Hey, everyone! Happy 2017! You know what’s great? When they take your favorite book/TV show/movie and turn it into a really good book/TV show/movie. You know what’s not great? When they turn it into a bad one.

Today we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly adaptations of books to TV, books to movies, movies to TV, movies to books, TV to movies, and everything in between.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 33: Definitely Not Peen Scene (Favorite Books of 2016)

Episode 33: Definitely Not Peen Scene (Favorite Books of 2016)

Hey, everyone, and welcome to our final episode of 2016! In general, this year should never have happened, but some good things did come out of it: we read some really good books! And some of them weren’t even by Stephen King! Allow us to tell you about them!

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 32: Yippee-Kay-Yule (Christmas (and Action, Apparently?) Movies)

Episode 32: Yippee-Kay-Yule (Christmas (and Action, Apparently?) Movies)

Hey, everyone! It’s the most wonderful time of the year–time for us to wax poetic about our favorite holiday (and not-so-holiday) movies, as well as Alan Rickman and the Freemans (Morgan and Martin). We also want to wish all of our listeners a happy holidays, whatever your holiday of choice may be–Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Candlenights, Yule, whatever you celebrate, we hope it’s a good one and that no one tries to blow up a building with you in it.

The charity single James references at the end of this episode can be found at https://songbytoadrecords.bandcamp.com/

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 31: 2 Tangential 4 Television (Outtakes)

Episode 31: 2 Tangential 4 Television (Outtakes 2)

Hey, everyone! As you know, we talk a lot, and sometimes we get off on tangents that we decide don’t really fit in with the main episode, but we still like the chat and don’t want to totally toss it. And thus, our outtakes episodes are born.

Rescued from the cutting room floor: casting a “Somewhere In Time” remake; Erin dreams the first half of Cloud Atlas, starring Lance Bass and Anna Kendrick; Theo Rossi is super great; pop-punk, pop-PUNK, and POP-punk; what does a Snorlax feel like?; baby naming.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 30: Night Shift Gets Cake (“Safety Not Guaranteed”)

Episode 30: Night Shift Gets Cake (“Safety Not Guaranteed”)

Hey, everyone! This week we watched the movie “Safety Not Guaranteed”, and tried to make sense of time travel once again. Side points: That scene in “Labyrinth” where Sarah tries to figure out which door to go through; a short story James has to go on another side point to explain; Erin draws a picture.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 29: It’s a Patriarchy, Get Used To It (Gilmore Girls Revival–SPOILERS)

Episode 29: It’s a Patriarchy, Get Used To It (Gilmore Girls Revival–SPOILERS)

Hey, everyone! This week we are talking about the only thing anyone has talked about this week–the Gilmore Girls Revival. One of us is a longtime fan of the show; the other has never seen it before but watched the revival anyway even though that breaks his Cardinal Rule Of Watching Things. Spoiler alert: This episode is full of spoilers.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 28: Rac Efron (THanksgiving)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 28: Rac Efron (THanksgiving)

Hey, everyone! It only seems right to post our THanksgiving episode a day early, ON THanksgiving, so you can listen to us while you drive over to your in-laws’ house for turkey. You’re hungry for this one, we know it. And if you weren’t hungry when you started, you will be by the end, because we just sit and talk about food for the better part of an hour.

Also discussed: Stuff we watch on TV at THanksgiving, Zac Efron’s little brother’s acting career, and the death of Vine and it’s impact on horses. Erin has a laughing fit.

We are THankful to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 27: Fifteentuplets (Orphan Black)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 27: Fifteentuplets (Orphan Black)

Hey everyone! Today we’re gonna talk to you about Orphan Black, and we’ll do our best to avoid any major end-of-season 4 spoilers (mostly because Erin isn’t caught up yet so she can’t speak to anything after episode 5) but there are some spoilers for the previous seasons. So if you haven’t watched Orphan Black yet, go do that and then listen to this. (Seriously, Orphan Black is really good, go watch it. We’ll wait.) And we also talk about some other stuff including the comic series Saga and Tana French novels, because, well, come on, you’ve listened to us before. We can’t stay on topic for more than a few minutes.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 26: The Good, the Bad, and the REALLY Bad (Fanfiction)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 26: The Good, the Bad, and the REALLY Bad (Fanfiction)

Hey, everyone! We know it’s Election Week and people are feeling things. We address that at the top of the episode, but because we aren’t a political show and a lot of us could use some distraction right now, we bring you instead a scintillating discussion of fanfiction!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 25: Erin Needs a New Boyfriend (TV Deaths)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 25: Erin Needs a New Boyfriend (TV Deaths)

Hey everyone! This one is shorter than normal because our topic for today was meant to be a quick comment, but we aren’t very good at that and ended up having enough to make a whole episode out of.

There’s a spoiler warning at the top of the episode, but just in case: there are season 7 “The Walking Dead” premiere spoilers, as well as some death-spoilers from “Dexter”. So, you know, avoid this episode if you don’t want those.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know there Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 24: BOO! (Scary Movies)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 24: BOO! (Scary Movies)

Hey, everyone! In honor of All Hallows Eve, we talk about our favorite and least favorite scary movies, what does and doesn’t spook us, and we make some recommendations for you, the listener…all of which you’ve probably already seen but shhhhhh just pretend you haven’t.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 23: The Secret (of Time Travel) (“Somewhere In Time”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 23: The Secret (of Time Travel) (“Somewhere In Time”)

Hey, everyone! This week, James and Erin watch the 1980 cinematic masterpiece “Somewhere In Time”, starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. Once you get past how sad it is that Christopher Reeve died, it’s actually a pretty good movie. Well, no, it isn’t, it’s a terrible movie. But it’s a really good terrible movie. You know what? Just go watch it, you’ll see what we mean.

Thanks as always to the epically talented Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 22: Big Important Media (Stephen King at the National Book Festival)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 22: Big Important Media (Stephen King at the National Book Festival)

Hey, everyone! A couple weeks ago James and Erin got media passes to the National Book Festival, where Stephen King was presenting. Tickets to his event were gone in seconds, but we are Big Important Media and we can make things happen! (As long as we hound people obsessively for two straight weeks until they give us what we want just to shut us up.)

You can watch Mr. King’s talk here: https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress/videos/10153921112813059/

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 21: B-I-N-G-ObGyn (Outtakes)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 21: B-I-N-G-ObGyn (Outtakes)

Hey everyone! Erin has been in Scotland for the past week so we weren’t able to record a brand-new episode for you, but that’s okay, because we still put together an episode for you! It’s shorter than usual and is made up of stuff we had to cut from other episodes to keep them from going too obscenely long. Or stuff that was so not relevant to the topic at hand and was easy to cut, so we did. Or, in one case, the only good parts of an otherwise not-very-good episode, which was when we learned that trying to record while in a car doesn’t really work for us. Apologies for the audio on those parts, cars are noisy. (Also apologies again for Erin’s weird intro audio, recording separately is not as awesome as recording together.)

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 20: Betdie (Fall)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 20: Betdie (Fall)

Hey everyone! Erin’s audio is weird in the intro because we had to record a super-timely NCC over the phone, but we promise it’s just that one little bit, it gets better.

We like fall, and now it is technically fall (thanks, Autumn Equinox!), and we’re going to talk about fall. Bonus appearance by Torg the Dog, who is fickle and thinks James is a loser until James is holding a pizza roll, at which point he thinks James is the best person ever. Also, that weird buzzing sound you hear early on in the episode? That’s Torg snoring and there was no way to edit around it.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 19: James and Erin Write A Movie (How To Make Friends and Resurrect Your Pets)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 19: James and Erin Write A Movie (How To Make Friends and Resurrect Your Pets)

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since we wrote a movie, and boy do we have a good one this time. It’s a coming-of-age story about bubbles and chinchillas, and Derek is back and he’s doing it, guys!

Special thanks to Emily R. for our title, and to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 18: Fandon Brandon ((Mostly) John Hughes Movies)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 18: Fandon Brandon ((Mostly) John Hughes Movies)

Hey, everyone! (Not everybody. Everyone.) This week we planned to talk about 80s movies, but then that pretty much turned into just John Hughes movies, and then we talked about some other movies that are not John Hughes movies, nor are they 80s movies. Because of course we do. Also, we talk about boobs a lot.

As a special bonus, we get to hear (very briefly) from BOTH of the Kristens in James’s life!

As always, epic thanks go out to Jamie Chahine for our epically amazing theme songs, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 17: Canned Tuna Fish and Kirsty Swanson (Britney Spears(?), Music, and (Two Specific) Stephen King Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 17: Canned Tuna Fish and Kirsty Swanson (Britney Spears(?), Music, and (Two Specific) Stephen King Books)

Hey everyone! James and Erin have finally figured out what their most marketable skill as podcasters is, and it’s “getting off on tangents not remotely related to the topic they’ve chosen to discuss”. For example, today’s talking points are: Kristy Swanson vs. Kirsty Swanson; canned tuna fish; and music (specifically, Britney Spears music). The topic they are SUPPOSED to be talking about (and eventually get around to) is “Books They Are Currently Reading; Specifically, The Two Stephen King Books They Are Currently Reading.” Enjoy! (Spoiler Warning: There’s discussion of “Rose Madder” and “The Gunslinger”, with some minor spoilers, mostly of the latter.

Thank you as always to Jamie Chahine for our most excellent theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 16: Not About Harry Potter! (…much.) (Tabletop Games)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 16: Not About Harry Potter! (…much.) (Tabletop Games)

Hey everyone! We barely talk about Harry Potter in this episode! And there are NO Cursed Child spoilers this week, so you’re safe!

This time, we delve shallowly (because, you know, time constraints and stuff) into two games we really super love: Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons. One of us has never played Magic and the other has never played D&D, so this is sort of an old-school “you talk, then I talk” format. (Which we tried in the first episode and it ended up being just Erin talking and we never got to talk about James’s love of Magic. But now we do!)

Thanks as always to the ever-wonderful Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 15: Accio Accolades! (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 15: Accio Accolades! (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) (SPOILERS ABOUND!)

Hey, everyone! Um, If you don’t want spoilers for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, don’t listen to this episode. No, really. We talk about ALL THE THINGS and if you listen and then get mad that we spoiled it, that’s on you, not us.

Unrelated, at the time of this posting, Anna Kendrick has still not taken Erin up on her offer of wine and best friendship, but the hope is still there that we can make the movie “Mistery” happen. Just gotta convince James to shed any fears he has of one of his idols possibly thinking he’s a stalker. It’s all right. Erin’s working on it.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 14: Oh, Jeff Daniels (Harry Potter and MagiQuest)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 14: Oh, Jeff Daniels (Harry Potter and MagiQuest)

Hey, everyone! Did you know that Jeff Daniels is actually made of CGI?

This week we talk a lot about Jeff Daniels, who has nothing to do with our actual topic. The iTunes review buzzword is “wand”, and today the F stands for Fluppy Dogs, an obscure 80s cartoon that no one but Erin and some random person with a YouTube account seems to remember existed.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 13: The Southern Isles Candidate (Fan Theories)

Episode 13: The Southern Isles Candidate (Fan Theories)


Hey everyone! In this episode we discuss many of our favorite fan theories! We get into Frozen, Back to the Future, Disney Crossovers, 90’s Television Crossovers,  and The Berenst(a/e)in Bears.

Thanks as ALWAYS to Jamie Chahine for his song “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?” which we use as our theme song! It never stops rocking.

Episode 12: You Must Apprehend All The Creatures (Pokemon Go)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 12: You Must Apprehend All The Creatures (Pokemon Go)

Hey, everyone! This is a very special episode, as we have our first remote segment! Which was promptly interrupted by a very nice and very persistent woman who wanted us to teach her, “What is a Pokemon and how do I play it?”

Erin would like it on record that in the two weeks since we recorded this episode, she has reached Level 21, caught a wild Pikachu, and hatched a better-CP Pikachu. She has named her Pikachu “My Precious”, and is still super into the game. She is now on a mission to apprehend all the creatures.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 11.5: Accidental Porpoising (“Hamilton” NCCs, Now With Edits!)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 11.5: Accidental Porpoising (“Hamilton” NCCs, Now With Edits!)

Hey everyone! Remember that time that Erin spent hours editing this episode, only for Audacity to ignore all her edits and save the raw file as an MP3, and she didn’t realize it so she posted it and then had to take it down and re-edit?

No? Good. Pretend that never happened and this is what we posted all along.

We had a lot of No-Context Corrections (NCCs) from our “Hamilton” episode…enough to make a whole episode out of them. A whole episode that both starts and ends with Melissa McCarthy, who has nothing to do with “Hamilton”. But you know us. That’s how we roll.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Oops. (An explanation.)

Apologies to anyone wondering where this past week’s post went. Apparently when Erin converted the edited file to MP3, her computer heard “Please revert this to the raw file, convert it to MP3, and then delete the edited version forever”. Or at least, that’s what appears to have happened. She’s working on re-editing now, please hold. *elevator music*

Episode 11: Nunabashedly Obsessed (“Hamilton” and “RENT”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 11: Nunabashedly Obsessed (“Hamilton” and “RENT”)

Hey, everyone! Today we celebrate James’s birthday, and tackle the hard-hitting questions on everyone’s mind: How does Periscope work? How Does “Hamilton” compare to “RENT”? Just how smart IS Lin-Manuel Miranda? Was Alexander Hamilton the Kanye West of his time? Is waxing your ears a good idea, or a bad one?

Today’s review buzzword is “nun”, as James’s autocorrect seems to think he’s more into “Sister Act” than he actually is.

As always, special thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 10: Hi, Marc! (Movies, Collections, and Bad Dates)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 10: Hi, Marc! (Movies, Collections, and Bad Dates)

It’s a long one but a good one! James’s Friend Marc joins us for a lively discussion of movies, things we’ve collected in our lives, and our worst/most awkward dates. (Erin feels it important to note that at the time of this writing, Marc has still not rated or reviewed us on iTunes.)

Today the “F” stands for Failure (specifically Marc’s, to post a review) and the review buzzword is “engage”.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 9: Rouglas the Bear (Summer)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 9: Rouglas the Bear (Summer)

Hey everyone! This week we discuss summer: what we like about it, what we hate about it (HUMIDITYYYYYYYY), other things about (and not about) it. We also talk about recording a Vine during an episode that Erin’s computer deleted, so if you have no idea what we’re talking about, that’s why!

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 8: The Fan Edition (Musical Numbers in Movies)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 8: The Fan Edition (Musical Numbers in Movies)

Hey everyone, and welcome to another episode of Unabashedly Obsessed. This week, we discuss one of James’s favorite things ever–musical performances in movies, not to be confused with movies that are musicals. Under discussion are That Thing You Do!, Pitch Perfect (1 and 2), Crossroads, and Empire Records. If you haven’t seen Crossroads, get on Netflix and watch it RIGHT NOW because Erin says to.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 7: Banana Fanna Fo Fodcast (TV)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 7: Banana Fanna Fo Fodcast (TV)

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Unabashedly Obsessed. This time, we talk about Stephen King (again) (because he’s the best), and television. James hates spoilers (no, really, he REALLY hates spoilers) and Erin creates a new reality show.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 6B: Monkey Whistle (Teen Music)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 6B: Monkey Whistle (Teen Music)

In the second and final (?) installment of the Monkey Whistle series, we discuss music that makes us feel like adolescents again. Boy bands, pop punk, and…yeah, that’s all we’ve got.

The vox.com article we discuss can be found here: http://www.vox.com/2016/4/18/11384118/larry-stylinson-one-direction-conspiracy-theory

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 6A: James and Erin Write a Movie (Sweet Action)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 6A: James and Erin Write a Movie (Sweet Action)

Our sixth episode was so long we opted to split it into two episodes. We seriously underestimate our ability to talk.

In Episode 6 part A, James and Erin Write a Movie! Also, Erin says “porno” a lot, and accidentally uses her sultry voice in the intro.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 5: Potpourri (Potpourri)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 5: Potpourri (Potpourri)

What’s that, you ask? Can Erin and James stay on topic? Not today we can’t. In this episode, we just ramble. I mean, it’s good rambling, but we don’t even come close to the theme we’d initially planned on discussing. But you know, sometimes it’s important to know when to throw your plans out the window and just talk about home fragrance and why you shouldn’t eat it.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 4: Erin’s McElroy Non-Variety Hour (Podcasts)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 4: Erin’s McElroy Non-Variety Hour (Podcasts)

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Unabashedly Obsessed! In this one we get real meta–it’s a podcast about podcasts. James likes music podcasts. Erin likes podcasts by the McElroy brothers. We eat some Skittles. Erin says “okay” a lot. James’s daughter came downstairs to discuss how not-sleepy she was, but don’t worry, we edited that part out.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 3.5: Zombie Fan Mail

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 3.5: Zombie Fan Mail

In this mini-episode, we respond to our first fan mail, furthering our discussion about zombies. James talks super fast to make sure he gets to say everything he wants to within the 20-minute time limit we set for ourselves. Erin continues to hone her Radio D voice.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 3: Stephen King : Sparkles : Quantum Leap (Time Travel)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 3: Stephen King : Sparkles : Quantum Leap (Time Travel)

In this episode you’ll learn why our Facebook group’s logo/icon/avatar (seriously, what do you call those things?) is the horse, and are let in on one of our favorite inside jokes to date. (Which is saying something, because we’ve got almost 20 years’ [holy cats that’s a lot of years] worth of inside jokes.) We also talk about time travel and stuff.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 2: BAHDUMBUM (Doctor Who)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 2: BAHDUMBUM (Doctor Who)

Hey everyone! This week we discuss a mutual favorite TV show: “Doctor Who”. Find out who James’s favorite character is, how Erin feels about the idea of a female Doctor, and which villain we feel is The Absolute Worst Ever. (Also which companion we feel is The Absolute Worst Ever.)

As before, thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 1: Target Brand Flamethrowers (Zombies)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 1: Target Brand Flamethrowers (Zombies)

Hey everyone! We finally (FINALLY) edited our first episode! Here it is!

We recorded this one in Erin’s kitchen, which has a nice echo to it that we didn’t realize till after the fact, so we won’t be doing that again. Probably.

We also had to do a pre-intro and a post-outro because we like to make things hard on ourselves. Hey, we started recording this show back in September. A lot has happened since then, and we had to account for it all.

We really hope you all enjoy this episode and stick around for the ones to come in the future, as we find our stride and start streamlining our recording process a little bit more.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

We’re Unabashedly Obsessed!

We’ve got to get it off our chests. Please, sit there and be quiet.

Hey, everyone! We are Erin and James, and we are Unabashedly Obsessed, the podcast that has been a work in progress since September 2015 and as of today still has yet to be published! (We like to slow roll things. Build the suspense. Make you shiver with antici…

…pation.)

 

Mostly, we talk about whatever we feel like talking about. Like zombies! And Stephen King! And horses!

We also have bits! Like our No Context Corrections, and a thing we start trying about five episodes in called James and Erin Write a Movie. Sometimes we try to dissect our dreams. We often talk about books, time travel, and Doctor Who. “Often” as in “I’m pretty sure we haven’t had a single episode yet where we don’t talk about books and/or time travel and/or Doctor Who.”

One day, we’ll get these episodes we’ve recorded edited and theme songed and published. And boy, will that be a great day for everyone.