29 - Say Hi to the Colonel

Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Col. Chris Hadfield! Queer EyeCome from Away Original Broadway Soundtrack!  

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:
Russkaja (band) 

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 
The Punk Goes… series from Fearless Records.

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28 - Clop to the Top

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan! Wonder Woman (2017)! Everglow by Mae! 

 

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (new soundtrack)

 

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 

Hebrews by Say Anything 

 

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27 - This Ain't A Violence!

It’s time for the second Narnia Chronicle: Prince Caspian. Heidi and Rory then launch into Black Panther and the Scottish Indie band The Burns Unit and their debut album, Side Show. 

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week: 
Beetlejuice Original Broadway Soundtrack 

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:
100 Days YouTube Channel Series 

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26 - Sighing in Irish

Heidi and Rory read The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (Dashiell is a real name?!), talk Bugsy Malone, and the great art genre that is Taylor Swift Clapbacks (search “Taylor Swift Clapbacks” on Spotify!).

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:
Gilmore Girls

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 
Underworld by Tuatara

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25 - Hatin' on Hemingway

Heidi and Rory reunite to discuss The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, and The Beatles’ Revolver.

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:
Watch Avengers: Endgame // John Mulaney interviews // SNL Californian Sketch

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 
Chris Reinacher Adults Watch Star Wars for the First Time on YouTube // Become a Fan of something new

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24 - Bangs! (with Jessa Emmerich!)

Heidi’s joined by special guest Jessa to talk about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon, Badlands by Halsey (how do we say that?), and one of their favorite and most formative movies, Legally Blonde! Some other topics include: T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, autism, moral ambiguity, and Tetris. 

 

Jessa’s Recommendation of the Week:
Get bangs! Get a tattoo! Do that thing you’ve been wanting to do!  

 

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 

The soundtrack for the Netflix original, Dumplin’. Alternatively, Dolly Parton’s discography. 

 

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23 - Yee Haw, Debutantes!

Heidi and Rory discover a new favorite in Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave, then go to an old favorite, Across the Universe. For reasons they can’t quite explain, that takes them all the way to Adele’s hit album, 25. They wheeze with laughter a lot this episode and also somehow re-discover their mutual hatred of racism! 

 

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:
Look into random historical facts/novels. Listen to songs inspired by the Vietnam War. 

 Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 
Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

 

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22 - Nebraska as a Positive

This episode swings from My Ántonia by Willa Cather straight into Buzzfeed’s food show, Worth It, wrapping up with James Bay’s 2015 album, The Chaos and the Calm. Along the way, Rory and Heidi talk beautiful words, beautiful food, reverb, and planets.

 

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:

Visit a botanical garden! 

 

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week: 

Co-Star Astrology App (Available in the App Store or wherever else you get your apps) 

 

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21 - WWKD (with Chloe Chin!)

Special surprise! Heidi’s off the podcast this week, so Chloe (our Yeti) and Rory are giving you all the podcast love! They talk about Meet Behind Mars by Renee Simms, The Emperor’s New Groove (yes, the Disney movie), and Heathers: The Musical. Lots of quotes, lots of stories, a good time is had by all!

Chloe’s Recommendation of the Week:

The Anthropocene Reviewed, a podcast by John Green.

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:

Half Alive (especially their song, “Arrow”).

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20 - Vengeance Extravaganza!

To celebrate reaching their 20th episode, Rory and Heidi exchange numerous recs and answer listener questions about everything from historical what-ifs to Star Wars to friendships. 

 

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19 - Treeing in Front of a Piano

Rory and Heidi finish the Binti Trilogy and deep dive into Binti: The Night Masquerade, and in keeping with tradition, they pair it with a Star Wars film: this time, Rogue One. After all this time… they’re talking about Heidi’s favorite single album, Hate by The Delgados. 

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week: 
“In Over My Head #2” by Luwten
“Sick of Losing Soulmates” by Dotty  

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 
Outlaw King, available on Netflix.   

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18 - Trashcan Reverb

It’s the conspiracy episode! Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 leads very quickly to V for Vendetta (with plenty of room for Natalie Portman!), concluding with 22, A Million by Bon Iver. 

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:
Native Tongue by Switchfoot 

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week: 
Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping starring Andy Samberg 

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17 - Hugged by Danger!

After an impromptu Christmas break, Heidi and Rory are back with yet another Ryan Gattis novel - this time, the thrilling heist novel, Safe. Combine this with the greatest jailbreak movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption, and a music favorite (The Silver Cord by The Classic Crime) and you’ve got this episode of Spoilers Ahead. Plus, the girls theorize on what art is and why it matters.

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:

Sunset Season EP by Conan Gray

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:

Every Song Ever by Ben Ratliff

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15 - We Decide the Tangents

 

Heidi and Rory disagree on whether or not Air by Ryan Gattis is secretly a horse movie, then get hyped about the greatest Disney Channel Original Movie ever made, Lemonade Mouth before bringing it around to Lovetap! by Smallpools and announcing the launch of their first run of merch: stickers! 

 

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week

“Great, Cool” feat. Blake Daniel and Ben Finkhauser

“Belief” by Ben Finkhauser

Talking to your friends about their interests (especially the ones you don’t know much about) 

 

 

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week

Simulation Theory by Muse

Purchasing our new sticker merch (available at hidturner.com!) 

 

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14 - Christmas Patricians

It’s Christmas time! Heidi and Rory talk about Heidi’s very first literary love, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis; the greatest adventure film every made, The Princess Bride; and one of their favorite albums, Dear Wormwood by The Oh Hellos.

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:

Planet Narnia or The Narnia Code by Michael Ward

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:

Riding the Wave by The Blanks (the acapella band from Scrubs).

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13 - Darth Vader's Off Button

This fine, fine episode, Rory and Heidi talk about Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (their very first on-the-pod sequel), and follow it up with fangirling over Return of the Jedi and Princess Leia. Finally, Heidi shocks Rory with a smooth transition to How to Be Human by The Classic Crime.

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week: 

Highspeeds by Elliot Moss

 Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week: 

Ixora by Copeland

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12 - Watsons and Worse

Happy (almost) Halloween! In this stellar episode, the girls finally do a nonfiction book, The Complex Infrastructure Known as the Female Mind by Relient K. After talking a bit about Tin Can Brothers’ The Solve-It Squad Returns, Rory and Heidi return to Relient K to talk about The Creepier EPier and Truly Madly Deeply EP (and really dig into their distain of hipsters along the way).

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:
Eyes Wide Open by Snow Patrol.

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:
Rabbit in the Snare by The Lulls in Traffic, particularly “Dominant.”

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11 - Bubblegum Depression

The newest book the show’s ever done! This episode, Rory and Heidi talk about Hank Green’s debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Thor: Ragnarok, and Gossamer by Passion Pit. Also, you’ve just been #bandersnatched (listen to find out what on earth that is!).

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:

Bandersnatch by Dr. Diana Glyer

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:

How to Be Human by The Classic Crime

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10 - Synchronize the Audio/Visual

Before they recorded, Heidi quoted The Lord of the Rings, and some of that gold makes it in the intro. In the actual, recorded episode, the girls talk about The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), and The Valley by Eisley. Then, for a minute, they get meta and the recommendations go into left field.

Rory’s Recommendation of the Week:
Rex Orange County, especially Corduroy Dreams and Television/So Far, So Good

Heidi’s Recommendation of the Week:
Unfinished paintings, specifically The Poor Actress’s Christmas Dinner and Artist’s Daughters with a Cat.

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