Timmara Bruce and Jessica Berger return to talk Spice World, and also the Spice Girls in general. Middle school memories, British celebrities, Richard E. Grant's suits, Elle's unsurprising take on Sporty Spice, and what our Spice Girl names would be.
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Friend of the show Jessica Berger returns for a discussion of HBO's Girls. The Lena/Hannah conflation, Marnie's the worst, Shoshanna's the best, Jessa thinks she's too cool to be queer, and we just keep thinking of more things to say about Ray. All this, plus Adam Driver's ideal Star Wars costume.
Jessica Berger and Timmara Bruce are on the show for an epic discussion of David Bowie. Favorite songs, favorite personas, favorite film appearances. Not to mention the Beck/Beyoncé Grammies controversy, Billy Zane, and the entirety of queer history. Seriously, this episode covers a lot of ground.
This week writer/teacher Jessica Berger and painter/programmer John Schloman join Elle for a far-reaching discussion about the theory and practice of dive bar karaoke. Best practices for choosing a song to sing, the superior gender politics of 90's music, why people need to stop trying to sing "Under Pressure," and the most amazing version of "Sexy and I Know It" that most of the world will never see.