By Outrageous Mechanisms
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Space Bras is a bi-weekly podcast where two best friends discuss the intersection of science fiction and feminism. Each episode co-hosts Kate Whitney and Mary Johnston unpack a genre they love and social justice issues that matter now.
||ExplicitEarth Girls Are Easy||This time around the good ship Space Bras crash lands into the swimming that is Mary’s formative years as your most radical hosts dig into camp sci-fi classic Earth Girls Are Easy. If you’d like to join in on the fun, and support the show, go ahead and grab a copy of the flick right here https://amzn.to/2BQsTZf||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJupiter Ascending||The good ship Space Bras is back from winter break and your hosts, Mary and Kate, are recharged and ready to tackle one of recent histories most fascinating flops, Jupiter Ascending. Also, if you’re looking to get a head start on our next episode, and want to support the show, go ahead and grab a copy of 80s camp classic, Earth Girls Are Easy right here https://amzn.to/2BQsTZf||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 15: X-Files, How the Ghosts Stole Christmas||On this, our holiday episode, Kate and Mary take a break from films to talk about one of their favorite holiday episodes of one of their favorite shows, the X-Files||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 14: Arrival||On this, our latest episode, Mary and Kate take a deep gravity defying dive into milk-gas filled room at the heart of Denis Villeneuve’s 2016 Film Arrival. You can view Arrival on Amazon Prime, and while you’re there why not pick up your own copy of Slaughterhouse Five https://amzn.to/2rvRz3S||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 13: The Stepford Wives||This time around Mary and Kate unpack the legendary feminist sci-fi classic, The Stepford Wives. You can check out the flick on Amazon Prime, but if you’d like to get your hands on this ep’s supplemental reading AND support the show, check out these links:Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” - https://amzn.to/2TBPmjWCarina Chocano’s “You Play the Girl” - https://amzn.to/2TAZedN||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 12: Colossal||Here there be monsters, and those monsters be toxic masculinity Join Kate and Mary as they break down Nacho Vigalondo’s 2016 film Colossal.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 11: The Babadook||The spirit of Halloween still haunts us this week as we continue our brief detour into the land of horror with Jennifer Kent’s 2014 film, The Babadook. So light up your Jill-O-Lantern and join your hosts, Mary and Kate, as they power through their fears, power UP their rage, and settle in for this spooky flick.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 10: The Love Witch||The good ship Space Bras is taking a seasonally appropriate tour through the land of horror/fantasy and the first stop on that trip takes us to Anna Biller 2016 film, The Love Witch. So grab a cauldron full of peanut butter cups and focus your energies this spookily stylish flick. You can stream The Love Witch on amazon prime, but if you’d like your very own copy — and want to support the show — you can pick it up here https://amzn.to/2ClpUck And if you’re looking for some reading material, pick up a copy of Basic Witches here https://amzn.to/2CP5auA||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||ExplicitVideoep 9: Paper Girls||The sun may not be up, but that doesn’t meant there’s not adventure to be found. Join Mary and Kate as the take a look at volumes one and two of Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls.If you need a copies of your own you can pick ‘em up here Vol 1: https://amzn.to/2QdAO7w Vol 2: https://amzn.to/2zAZTnG Next time we’ll be discussing the film The Love Witch. If you want to get a head start you can stream it on Amazon Prime or pick it up here https://amzn.to/2OjOBfD||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 8: Ex Machina||Starship Space Bras is headed back to the Alex Garland system, this time covering his directorial debut Ex Machina. Kate and Mary have brought special guest Thomas Johnston (of the upcoming Outrageous Mechanisms’ show Crypt Creepers—dropping in October) onboard to hash this one out.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 7: Annihilation||Join Kate and Mary as they venture into Area X and attempt to unravel the bewildering Annihilation. It’s Clone Natalie Portman vs Original Recipe and honestly no one is a winner.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 6: Dirty Computer||Dearly beloved, Kate and Mary are gathered here together to savor this thing call Dirty Computer. Electric Lady Janelle Monae has given them life, and they’re here to tell you, there’s nothing else more important than watching this.||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 5: Passengers||Kate and Mary are breaking new ground this week with their first hate-watch, the regressive 2016 movie Passengers! They’re armed up to blast a few more holes in the hull of this swaying deathtrap of a spaceship and remind Chris Pratt they ain’t no Sleeping Beauties.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 4: Bitch Planet Vol 1||Grab yourself a muffin and join your generally non-compliant hosts, Kate and Mary, as they explore vol 1 of the acclaimed graphic novel, Bitch Planet.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 3 Alien pt 2||Kate and Mary are back for Alien pt 2, where they will save the cat and deliver a bouncing baby xenomorph to the true bloodthirsty monsters that lurk among us: capitalists!||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 2: Alien pt 1||If John Hurt screams when a tiny alien pops out of his chest, and they are in space, will anybody hear it? This week Kate & Mary will board the Nostromo to tackle a xenomorph queen (who would not be vacuumed packed into just one episode) in Alien part I.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitep 1: Princess Leia||5…4…3…2…1...Space Bras is blasting off! Our first mission is to the Alderaan system to pay tribe to our favorite General, Princess, and Rebel, Leia Organa.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Missing the forest for the trees
I listened to two episodes and both times they got way more caught up on nitpicking tiny details which don’t matter than talking about actual themes.
Top Notch Fun!
Still catching up on these diverse movie and graphic novels that I’ve never heard of in the sci-fi genre. I really enjoy hearing the reviews of them and the banter. Thank you ladies!
5 Stars for the Galaxy is Ours!
Fabulous pod by two charismatic hosts!!