Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcast

Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcast

Penny and Kara take you on a journey of appreciation, nostalgia and deep analysis of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Currently in BTVS Season 3 and we plan to rewatch the whole series (& Angel) in chronological order. New Episodes are published on Tuesdays.

Why revisit the Buffy-verse?

We think the show Still Slays. Buffy is both iconoclast and icon. 25 years ago she broke new ground for women characters as superheroes and women as people by subverting tropes, using kindness as strength and love as power. The cheeky vibe of the show provides a campy canvas for exploring some deep themes about trauma, societal ills and human nature all while delivering its signature witty dialogue. BTVS remains relevant and held in high critical regard 25 years later.

For first time watchers of the series we try to avoid too many spoilers until the end of the podcast so it’s easy to skip.

You can be a part of the discussion: Send us a text or voice message at stillslayingfeedback@gmail.com or comment at facebook.com/groups/podcastica and we'll respond on the air.

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We're Podcastica, and we've been doing episode-by-episode deep dives into amazing TV shows for over a decade now. Check out our other shows at Podcastica.com.

Reviews:
22: “The Wish” (BTVS S3E09)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastFebruary 21, 2024
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03:07:43257.77 MB

22: “The Wish” (BTVS S3E09)

“I wish Buffy Summer had never come to Sunnydale.” Be careful what you wish for, especially if you are making that wish to a stranger with a pretty necklace. Kara and Penny are joined by Jim again to cover this iconic alternate timeline episode. Join this trio to relive the ups and downs of Dark Wi...

21: “Lovers Walk” (BTVS S3E08)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastFebruary 14, 2024
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02:52:33236.96 MB

21: “Lovers Walk” (BTVS S3E08)

“Do you have any of those little marshmallows?” Our favorite platinum punk agent of chaos stumbles drunkenly through town, sharing his tale of woe with all. Penny and Kara are joined by Jim to convene a meeting of the Spike Appreciation Society. The trio highlight the many ways James Marsters deliv...

20: “Revelations” (BTVS S3E07)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastFebruary 07, 2024
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02:18:06189.65 MB

20: “Revelations” (BTVS S3E07)

“Remember to use your I Statements.” Kara and Penny are joined by Steve from Panels to Pixels to pull apart this plot-critical episode about trust, betrayal and deception. The trio talks about making sure your TV crushes are age appropriate, interventions, Princess Diana, the curse, fighting styles...

19: “Band Candy” (BTVS S3E06)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastJanuary 31, 2024
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02:05:30172.35 MB

19: “Band Candy” (BTVS S3E06)

“Something’s Weird.” “Something’s Not?” This iconic episode is a fan favorite and routinely is included on lists of top 10 Buffy episodes. Join us for an especially nostalgic trip to the 90s to ruminate on our own teen foibles, “Joyles” shipping, the appeal of bad boys, the cultural impact of Gap k...

18: “Homecoming” (BTVS S3E05)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastJanuary 24, 2024
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01:54:35157.34 MB

18: “Homecoming” (BTVS S3E05)

"Dont mess with Cordelia" Mr. Trick returns, bringing us “Slayerfest 98." Buffy and Cordelia are forced to work together to defend against a panoply of predators, despite how high hostilities are between them over the race for Homecoming Queen. Penny is joined by Mark from Panels to Pixels, Adrenal...

17: “Beauty and the Beasts” (BTVS S3E04)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastJanuary 17, 2024
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02:14:57185.31 MB

17: “Beauty and the Beasts” (BTVS S3E04)

Trigger Warning: Discussion of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence “There’s no shame in losing yourself to love. They write songs about it.” Surprisingly, the school counselor managed to reach Buffy when she really needed an outside perspective. When he’s killed, Buffy hunts down the perpetrator...

16: "Faith, Hope & Trick" (BTVS S3E03)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastJanuary 10, 2024
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01:49:39150.58 MB

16: "Faith, Hope & Trick" (BTVS S3E03)

Hello Buffy’s life, how we’ve missed you! Buffy is back in the swing of things and getting back to what passes for normal on the Hellmouth when three new people enter her life to rock the boat. Join Penny and Kara as they praise Mr. Trick, objectify David Boreanaz a little, dig into how childhood t...

15: "Dead Man's Party" (BTVS S3E02)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastJanuary 03, 2024
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01:28:07120.99 MB

15: "Dead Man's Party" (BTVS S3E02)

“Chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny.” Back in Sunnydale and swimming in awkwardness, Buffy tries to reconnect with her mother and the Scooby gang. Unspoken resentments don’t stay buried for long and things come to a head at Buffy’s unwanted party when the Summers house is beset by zombi...

14: "Anne" (BTVS S3E01)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastDecember 27, 202301:50:06151.2 MB

14: "Anne" (BTVS S3E01)

TW: Discussion of Human Trafficking starting at about 10 minutes until about 21 minutes Season 3 starts off with a whimper and ends with a bang, Buffy is hiding out in a bad part of Los Angeles, pretending not to be the Slayer when her calling finds her. Join us to reminisce about the 90s, dish a b...

13: BTVS Season 2 is a Wrap!
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastDecember 19, 2023
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01:28:50121.99 MB

13: BTVS Season 2 is a Wrap!

Celebrate the highest highs and lowest lows of Season 2. Revisit the quips, fights, betrayals and triumphs with Kara and Penny as they recount the moments that still slay. Season 3 is next and we’re covering all episodes so we start with “Anne.” Keep Slaying! Join the conversation! You can email or...

12: "Cruel Intentions (1999)"
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastDecember 13, 202302:20:53193.47 MB

12: "Cruel Intentions (1999)"

A camp classic of late 90s aesthetics with a killer soundtrack, Cruel Intentions delivers on its promise of salacious teenage hijinks and tragic consequences. Kara and Penny are joined by Jim to discuss the ups and downs of Kathryn and Sebastian’s bet. They ask, what is “Camp”? Who is the real villa...

11: “Becoming, Part 2” (BTVS S2E22)
Still Slaying: a Buffy-verse podcastDecember 05, 2023
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02:02:54168.77 MB

11: “Becoming, Part 2” (BTVS S2E22)

Hello, Cuties! Frequently named among the best season finales on TV, “Becoming, Part 2” offers suspense, romance, strange alliances, unsupervised teenage magic and the saddest of the sad endings. Join us as we relive the thrilling moments of Spike and Buffy’s first alliance, grieve with Giles again...