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?”

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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?”

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.