Episodes

Ep28 – Mad Max: Fury Road + Steven Universe

Witness us as we fuse the universes of Mad Max: Fury Road and Steven Universe! Season 2 of Crossover Appeal kicks off with two of our favorite fandoms in the last couple of years–basically, we could have talked about this for even longer than we actually did. Check out episode 28 on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher as we talk about matriarchal societies, body autonomy, Toast in the Pizza Car, and Mr. Universe, the electric doof warrior. Also–Tom Hardy, Bodo is waiting for your cuddles.

Where you can find this pop culture (as of show date):

  • Mad Max: Fury Road is currently available to rent or buy on platforms like Amazon and iTunes.
  • Steven Universe, seasons 1-3 are currently streaming on Hulu. Later seasons are available to purchase on iTunes.

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Ep27 – #yayhamlet + Lostrested Development

It’s Crossover Appeal’s one-year anniversary, so pull the magic democracy plug and come join the dance of Mister Snake Miser! Walt and Annie talk corporate intrigue and fix all Damon Lindelof’s problems, by mashing up not one, not two, but FOUR special blast-from-the-past properties. Angelica Schuyler’s time travel causes even more problems than before, but not even the unholy union of Ben and Lucille can solve the problem that is Tobias. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for all of that crossover to the power of crossover goodness. Plus: our favorite recommendations from the last year, for all your reading and watching needs. Thanks for sticking with us this far, folks, and here’s to another great year! 

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Ep26 – Center Stage + Beowulf

When classical ballet meets Old English sagas, it’s a great Wishbone episode with hardcore butts. In ep 26, we explore the competitive worlds of monster fighting and professional ballet with monster moms and dance moms. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about toxic masculinity, Peter Gallagher’s exquisite eyebrows, and storytelling in all its performative forms.

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Ep25 – The Song of the Lioness + The Mighty Ducks

Strap on your foot-blades and get your hand-blades ready, because this week, we’re joining the Tortall varsity hockey team! Ducks and knights fly together in episode 25, in which we cross over The Song of the Lioness, Tamora Pierce’s classic YA fantasy series, and The Mighty Ducks, Disney’s classic sports movie that spawned a 90s-worth of copycats. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our discussion about redistricting, the dark epilogue to Freaky Friday, hot moms, and things Freddy Mercury could have liked.

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Ep24 – Bend It Like Beckham + Aliens

Stretch your calf muscles and get your power loader suits ready, because we’re going to the alien finals! It’s game over, man, for this week’s episode, in which we cross over rom/fam/sports-com Bend It Like Beckham and sci-fi/action adventure Aliens. Head to iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about how community helps us succeed, great 90s boy band names, Helen Hunt’s autobiography, and whether the ghost from Three Men and a Baby carried a cardboard cut out of Ted Danson through an airport.

Where you can find this pop culture (as of show date):

  • Bend It Like Beckham is currently streaming on HBOGo, and available to rent/buy on platforms like Amazon or iTunes.
  • Aliens is available to rent/buy on platforms like Amazon or iTunes.

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Ep23 – The Remains of the Day + Wallace and Gromit

What’s that coming over the hill? It’s Anthony Hopkins in a pair of giant mechanical trousers! This week, we look at the most British-y of British stories, with the beautifully written and emotionally stunning The Remains of the Day, and the slapstick and wit of Wallace and Gromit. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about sad road trips, maniacal penguins, Anthony Hopkins on a skateboard, and lots of suggestions for things you definitely should not Google.

Potential fanfic titleThe Remains of the Clay.

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Ep22 – Children of Men + Mad Men

Who’s ready for some hot Men on Men crossover action? And by “hot” we mean “existentially empty and full of crippling despair.” Walt and Annie begin the first ever Transitive Chain of Crossovers by discussing youngling segues, Walt’s distressingly warmed heart, and a sequel to “Blue’s Clues” that is maybe a bit too heavy on the body-horror. Plus, the first-ever Readers Advisory Blacklist! All this and more on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher!

Where you can find this pop culture (as of show date):

  • Along with intense robotic chaos music, you can stream Children of Men on platforms like Amazon and iTunes.
  • Mad Men is currently available to stream on Netflix, and downloadable at the usual platforms.

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