Way back in the 90s, media mogul Ted Turner had a dream: cartoons should teach kids things! Captain Planet premiered, and thus began the greenwashing of the youth. Join Andrew, Chelsea, Miles, Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Heart, Tidiness, Recycling, White Guilt, Equal Pay, and all the other Planeteers in our quest to stop an evil LeproRat from poisoning the minds of the population with glowing pills and pocket cheese.
It’s the episode you’ve all been waiting for — Chelsea, Andrew, Miles, and Very Special Guest Chris Yule (from the Finish It! Podcast) get trapped in a huge refrigerator. Luckily, they’ve all previously learned, and forgotten, CPR. Will Cherie be okay? Should Allen start therapy immediately? Is Jeremy Reams disappointed in the creative license taken with his original vision for this episode? All this will be tackled, and much, much more.
We’re back for Season 2 of the podcast, and kicking it off with a PBS movie that scarred child Andrew for reasons that will quickly become apparent. From the mind of science fiction master Ray Bradbury comes a tale that some (intelligent) people would argue is too bleak for children. Do you agree? Strap on your green poker visor and some sunscreen, and join the gang on Venus for five minutes of sun followed by a lifetime of regret.
Did you think we’d disappeared? We would never! We’re never gonna give you up, let you down, run around, OR desert you! Instead, we’re gonna answer your burning questions, rank our favorite snacks, and much, much, more to tide you over until Season 2 starts next week! Cowabunga!
Okay, here’s the problem with Daryyyl: he’s part of the Bad Influence Crew. Join Chelsea, Andrew, Raven, other Chelsea, Eddie, brother Cory, friend of the pod Rich Correll, and The Ghost of Monkey Thievery Present, as they navigate a world in which one teenage girl is psychic and everyone already knows. Oh snap!
It’s time to end period stigma! Starting with the men of the Russo household. “Blossom” was a master class in the Very Special Episode, and this pilot is no exception. Come along with Andrew and Chelsea as they meet the Russo family on this, the day of Blossom’s first period. In my opinionation, you’ll surely laugh and learn.
High school can be rough, even in prehistory. Luckily, teenagers can always be counted on to make horrible decisions — even if they’re teen puppet dinosaurs! Join Andrew and Chelsea for a crash course in dinosaur sexual and gender relations as they grapple with body dysmorphia, steroid abuse, and Spike’s accent.
Sometimes, Very Special Episodes are not about drugs, or bigotry, or teen sex. Sometimes, they’re about cross-promotion and visits from Very Special Guests. It’s important that you know which kind of VSE you’re going into when you sit down to watch. Otherwise, you might end up waiting constantly for something bad to happen in your own one-man production of “Waiting for Soleil (Moon Frye).” Join a very nostalgic Chelsea and a much-less nostalgic Andrew as they plunge deep into the secret world of a teen witch and her mortal friends and family. Thunderclap!
There are 125 toys in the extant He-Man/She-Ra universe, and dammit if almost every one of them isn’t on some nonsense in this very special Christmas episode. Strap in, folks, it’s going to be a long and delirious ride as Chelsea and Andrew jingle all the way through Christmas in Etheria. How does one explain Santa to a Trollan-Etherian immigrant? Exactly whom are we keeping He-Man’s secret identity secret FROM? Who lives in Castle Greyskull besides 8 action figures? We wish the answers to these questions were simply distilled, but they just aren’t, so let’s hop on our Battlecats and hunt for these holiday answers together.
Is My So-Called Life the definitive voice of its generation, a mopey soap for teens, or something else entirely? Chelsea and Andrew have very different opinions. Join our two intrepid hosts, Miles, the luminous Claire Danes, and The Ghost of Female Pop Vocalists Past as they discover if there’s really no place like home for the holidays. Do the Chases believe in God? Why is Brian Krackow so pissy at the holidays? Won’t someone feed Rickie — he looks so cold! I don’t know, I wasn’t even, like, there, LEAVE ME ALONE I CAN’T TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS, MOM.