I'll Have What She's Podcasting

I'll Have What She's Podcasting

Welcome to I'll Have What She's Podcasting! Join us - two tired feminist millennials as we bring all of the opinions you didn't ask for on the film and pop culture content we love. Come on, it will be good.

Episode 8: Titanic
May 12 2021
Episode 8: Titanic
Hubris! Hubris is what brings us together today. Hubris in the actions of the White Star Line managing director Bruce Ismay and Captain Smith going too fast through still waters without enough lifeboats, and Hubris in Louise and Jackie saying this would be their masterpiece without having completed a soundcheck before hitting record. We know this is a long one, here are some beats we hit if you are short on time: We have Jacqueline's tween Leo obsession dotted throughout but introduced at 03:20; the insane but for a time common notion of Titanic as a guilty pleasure at 08:15; Louise's early-Covid Titanic rabbit hole at 10:45; We introduce our theses at 13:10; Murdoch controversy at 25:00; Kate Winslet body image at 32:08; Accountancy shoehorn at 42:17; the Irish mammy hot take at 44:48; WE SORT THE SOUND at 54:48; Why diamonds can be blue at 55:24; Jack as a real person or manic pixie dream boy at 01:02:34; we acknowledge that the Titanic was a ship and not a boat at 01:10:05; Gushing about the soundtrack at 01:13:50; poorly aged metaphor at 01:18:50; problematic faves JC and LD at 01:21:45; Louise and Jackie make daytrip plans at 01:26:49: s Cal actually not that bad? (NO) at 01:29:30; the brandy and cigars conversation at 01:37:50; sesh chat at 01:40:24: people who keep working when their jobs get really dangerous are hot at 01:43:00; excellent chef facts at 01:45:40; that frigging door at 01:48:04. and then more stuff but you're nearly done so just go with it. And here are some sources for you, you nerd: The scale of loss for Southampton (we cut this section for time, but this is interesting and very sad) Night To Remember by Walter Lord The alternate ending (OUR EYES!!!!!) of the Mythbusters bloody door experiment with James Cameron:
Episode 2: Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
Feb 16 2021
Episode 2: Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
Hello and welcome back! We are so glad you came back. This week we continue our deep dive into the holiest of trilogies with the Empire Strikes Back, the second instalment in the original set of Star Wars movies. This is our episode 2, so we are still a little baby newbie podcast. We will drop new epsiodes every two weeks on a Wednesday, meaning Empire has arrived on February 17th, and that we will conclude this dive into Star Wars on March 3rd with a discussion about Return of the Jedi. After that we will be leaving a galaxy far far away and moving onto other content, but the Force will be with us, always. Finally, in this episode we touch on some issues around racism and representation in film. We have a bit of a chat about how white the Star Wars universe has been up until this point and do our best with the vocabulary we have to address what needs to be done better. However, if two neurotic, white, middle class women clumsily tying themselves in knots trying not to be racist isn't enough for you, and it shouldn't be, see below for a couple of suggestions for other podcasts which are better at talking about racism than we are. As our podcast grows, so do we - we commit to doing better, being better, recognising and challenging our own complicity in matters of inequality, injustice and privilege, and calling out oppressive, white supremacist bullshit whenever we see it. As Yoda says, "Do or do not, there is no try". Thank you for listening! Specific podcast episodes which cover these issues better than us are: - Black Men Can't Jump (In Hollywood) - specifically their episodes on The Force Awakens (15 December 2015) AND on The Last Jedi (23 September 2019); - Buffering the Vampire Slayer - Invisi-BIPOC with Alba Daza and Mackenzie MacDade (20 January 2021). Also, If you visit their website at bufferingthevampireslayer.com you will find some excellent anti-racism reading and resources.