Xena: Warrior Podcast
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Xena: Warrior Podcast is a weekly show where three film school grads (Vera, Katie, and Livy) over-analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess. This 90’s classic deserves more critical attention and appreciation within the television canon, and that’s where we come in. Watch along with us as we revisit Xena from the beginning.
||Explicit42: 3x19-20 "Tsunami" & Vanishing Act"||All hail the King of Thieves this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy watch an Autolycus double feature, because double the Bruce Campbell is never a bad thing. First we discuss 3x19 “Tsunami,” Xena’s tense, breathless take on a...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitXWP Minisode 02 - Buffus the Bacchae Slayer!||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, she saved the world a lot. No, not Xena...though she saved it too (she saved it FIRST)! But in this special episode of the podcast, Vera, Katie, and Livy are taking a break from our regular schedule to analyze the...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit41: 3x18 "Fins, Femmes and Gems"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re going fishing! Vera, Katie, and Livy hang out by the lake with 3x18 “Fins, Femmes & Gems,” a frothy farce that also functions as…an advertisement for DeBeers? We discuss what could have been before...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit40: 3x17 “Forget Me Not”||You’re lime green jello and you can’t even admit it to yourself in this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy go up against the green-eyed monster in 3x17 “Forget Me Not,” an ingenious clip show that is actually an intimate...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit39: 3x16 “When in Rome…”||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, all roads lead to Rome! Vera, Katie, and Livy take on the Triumvirate in 3x16 “When in Rome…”, an epic sequel to “Destiny” that introduces us to a new place, culture, and several significant new...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit38: 3x14-15 "Forgiven" & "King Con"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re here to protect wimps and kick the crap out of jerks! Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about the sweet, thematically rich post-Rift episode 3x14 “Forgiven,” in which baby Shiri Appleby sports a horrible...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37: 3x13 "One Against an Army"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, things are getting sweaty! Vera, Katie, and Livy are swooning over 3x13 “One Against an Army,” the sweetly intimate semi-conclusion to the Rift arc. In this episode, things go from bad to worse as Gabs sprains...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36: 3x12 "The Bitter Suite"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Buckle up, Totos, we’re going on a magical mystery tour through the land of Illusia! That’s right; Vera, Katie, and Livy have reached the musical masterpiece, 3x12 “The Bitter...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35: 3x11 "Maternal Instincts"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy take on a real mother of an episode, 3x11 “Maternal Instincts.” The conclusion to the trilogy begun with “The Deliverer” and “Gabrielle’s Hope,” “Maternal Instincts” picks up...||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34: 3x10 "The Quill Is Mightier..."||Something smells fishy this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss the final comedy before the Rift resumes, 3x10 “The Quill Is Mightier…” This episode features some of our favorite XWP all-stars, with Ares, Aphrodite,...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33: 3x08-09 "The King of Assassins" & "Warrior…Priestess…Tramp"||We’re seeing double this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy catch a doppelgänger double-header of 3x08 “The King of Assassins” and 3x09 “Warrior…Priestess…Tramp.” Is it weird to watch a bunch of comedies in the middle...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHermes Mailbag 01- Burrito Dreams||Girls just wanna have mail on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy dip into our Hermes (Hermès?) mailbag (it’s fancy! AND delivered real fast!) to answer your Qs! Topics include: how we would reboot XWP (and, more importantly,...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32: 3x06-07 "The Debt" & "The Debt II"||Pack your bags and don your fashionable winter cloak, we're going on an adventure on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy travel to the kingdom of Chin for 3x06 "The Debt" and 3x07 "The Debt II." This classic two-parter has a winning...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31: 3x04-05 "The Deliverer" & "Gabrielle's Hope"||Things take a dark turn this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. Vera, Katie, and Livy find themselves at a major crossroads with 3x04 “The Deliverer” and 3x05 “Gabrielle’s Hope.” Together they mark the beginning of one of Xena’s most...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30: 3x02-03 "Been There, Done That" & "The Dirty Half-Dozen"||*rooster crows* This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy are experiencing some serious déjà vu (with a side of subtext) in 3x02 “Been There, Done That.” *rooster crows* This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29: 3x01 "The Furies"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, why I oughta…!!! Revenge tragedy meets the Three Stooges in 3x01 “The Furies.” Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss this polarizing episode’s eccentric depiction of madness through slapstick comedy, heartbreaking...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28: 2x21-22 "Lost Mariner" & "A Comedy of Eros"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, love is in the air -- and so is Xena, flipping like she’s never flipped before. Vera, Katie, and Livy are flipping, too, because this is the final podcast for Season 2! First we take to the high seas with...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27: 2x20 "The Price"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the horror, the horror! Vera, Katie, and Livy plunge into the heart of darkness with 2x20 "The Price." We discuss the anti-imperialist war films that inspired this very ambitious episode, the subtlety of Xena's...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26: 2x18-19 "Blind Faith" & "Ulysses"||‘Til death do us part this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy tackle a couple of Season 1 throwbacks: the entertaining standalone 2x18 “Blind Faith” and maybe the worst episode ever??? 2x19 “Ulysses.” Both episodes...||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25: 2x16-17 "For Him the Bell Tolls" & "The Execution"||Ring a bell and flip it out for XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy talk love and war and Law & Order. First it's 2x16 "For Him the Bell Tolls," in which Ted Raimi is way sexier than he has any right to be. We discuss Joxer's...||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24: 2x15 "A Day in the Life"||The subtext is text this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. Vera, Katie, and Livy let it all hang out in 2x15 "A Day in the Life." We discuss this beloved episode's break from formula: its handheld camerawork, fearlessly goofball performances, and...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23: 2x13-14 "The Quest" & "A Necessary Evil"||Oh my Goddess, it’s time for another episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy embark on a quest: 2x13 “The Quest,” that is! This integral ep is a wild ride, with tragic soliloquies following right on the heels of...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22: 2x12 "Destiny"||Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend your ears to a new episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy flash back to ten winters ago in 2x12 “Destiny,” an episode that delves deep into Xena’s past and has huge implications for...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21: 2x11 "Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis"||She's beauty, she's grace, she's XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. This week Vera, Katie, and Livy get their pageant on in 2x11 "Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis," a deceptively light episode that has big ambitions, tackling gender and gay...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20: 2x09-10 "A Solstice Carol" & "The Xena Scrolls"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s beginning to look a lot like...Solstice? Vera, Katie, and Livy get into the holiday spirit (yes, even though it’s April) by watching 2x09 “A Solstice Carol.” We chat about our favorite TV Christmas...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19: 2x08 "Ten Little Warlords"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, who will be the next God of Waaaaar? /reality show announcer voice. Vera, Katie, and Livy attempt to solve the mystery of 2x08 "Ten Little Warlords." This mediocre ep, with its half-baked Agatha Christie premise...||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18: 2x07 "Intimate Stranger"||This week on BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE PODCAST, get ready for --*record scratch*-- wait, what? Who are we?? Which series is this?!?! Identity crises are the name of the game because Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about 2x07 “Intimate...||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17: 2x06 "Warrior...Princess...Tramp"||Beware the trusty shamrock on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy continue on the topic of sequels with 2x06 “Warrior...Princess...Tramp,” a comedy sequel to last season’s “Warrior...Princess.” We talk about the...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16: 2x05 "Return of Callisto"||On this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, guess who’s back and badder than ever? AIIIIIIIEEEEE its Callisto!!!! Vera, Katie, and Livy dedicate the podcast to an in-depth discussion of 2x05 “Return of Callisto.” In the tradition of all great...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: 2x03-04 "The Giant Killer" & "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"||Join us for a Bacchanalia on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! First Vera, Katie, and Livy debate whether 2x03 “The Giant Killer” is a gigantic waste of time or maybe only a tiny bit bad? Sure the pace is slow and the plot predictable, but...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: 2x01-02 "Orphan of War" & "Remember Nothing"||On this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Season 2 here we come! Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss 2x01, “Orphan of War” and 2x02, “Remember Nothing,” both very juicy episodes about the people Xena loves. And foremost among them...wait for...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitXWP Minisode 01 - New Zealand!||Welcome to our very first XWPodcast MINISODE! For each one of these we'll be exploring bigger/broader topics as related to Xena: Warrior Princess in even more glorious detail than in our regular Monday show (which means...||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: 1x23-24 "Death Mask" & "Is There a Doctor in the House?"||Charge those defibrillators, it’s time for another episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST..."STAT!" This is a milestone week as Vera, Katie, and Livy reach the end of the first season! But before we can celebrate, we find ourselves DISAAAAPPOINTED by 1x23...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: 1x22 "Callisto"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST--AAAIIIEEEEEEEEE!!! We’re screaming because it’s time to talk about 1x22, “Callisto!” Vera, Katie, and Livy take on the titular character in all her glory, discussing the ways in which her physicality,...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: 1x21 "The Greater Good"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Gabrielle steps into Xena’s boots (and boobs?)! We’ve reached 1x21, "The Greater Good" and it is A BIG DEAL, so much so that we’re devoting a whole episode of the podcast to it. (1x22 "Callisto" gets the same...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: 1x19-20 "Altared States" & "Ties That Bind"||Daddy issues abound on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! First Vera, Katie, and Livy talk about 1x19 “Altared States,” notable less for its ripped-from-the-Old-Testament plotline and more for its insinuating teaser, which, uh, is so NOT about...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09: 1x17-18 "The Royal Couple of Thieves" & "The Prodigal"||The Bruce is loose this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Bruce Campbell makes his first appearance as Autolycus in 1x17, “The Royal Couple of Thieves,” bringing with him his signature comedy stylings and Robin Hood-y charisma. Vera, Katie, and Livy...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit08: 1x15-16 "Warrior...Princess" & "Mortal Beloved"||Take a stroll with us through (Tartarus) the Elysian Fields on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy laugh it up at the first purely comic Xena ep, 1x15 “Warrior...Princess,” a Mark Twain mash-up of mistaken identity and...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07: 1x13-14 "Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards" & "A Fistful of Dinars"||Uh-oh, this is a week of contrary opinions on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. Vera, Katie, and Livy wax poetical over the improbable gem, 1x13 “Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards,” which despite being a clip show -- that much loathed episode...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06: 1x11-12 "The Black Wolf" & "Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts"||Sing, muses, as we embark upon another epic episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy partake in some whiskey and tackle the Robin Hood-style swashbuckler 1x11, “The Black Wolf,” in which Salmoneus pays homage to Xena’s...||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05: 1x09-10 "Death in Chains" & "Hooves and Harlots"||This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy embark on the Sisyphean task of finding deep meaning in the not-very-deep 1x09, “Death in Chains,” in which King Sisyphus lives in Disney’s Haunted Mansion and Gabrielle falls for a BFOTW...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04: 1x07-08 "The Titans" & "Prometheus"||The two episodes featured on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST share a relationship status of “it’s complicated.” First, the Titanic ménage à trois of 1x07, “The Titans” (ew, get a room, guys, if only you could find one large enough!)....||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03: 1x05-06 "The Path Not Taken" & "The Reckoning"||On this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we confront Xena’s ultimate weakness: hot tubs! Xena’s penultimate weakness, btw, is men with well-muscled arms, which makes this pair of episodes, 1x05, “The Path Not Taken” and 1x06, “The...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02: 1x03-04 "Dreamworker" & "Cradle of Hope"||What dreams may come in this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy venture through the dreamscape of 1x03, “Dreamworker,” which lays the foundations of one of the show’s biggest emotional arcs: Gabrielle realizes that becoming a...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01: 1x01-02 "Sins of the Past" & "Chariots of War"||Walk alongside our horse as we begin this wild and magical ride through Ancient Greece. It's the very first episode of Xena: Warrior Podcast! This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy explore the humble beginnings of our dear Warrior Princess on parent...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit00: A World in Turmoil Cried Out for a Podcast||Xena: Warrior Podcast is a weekly show where three film school grads (Vera, Katie, and Livy) over-analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess. This 90’s classic deserves more critical attention and appreciation within the television canon, and...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Smart and hilarious.
Must-listen for new and old fans alike. I really appreciate the insight into XWP's film influences, and the way these podcasters take a fresh generational eye and apply it to a show that's shown to stand up well over time (in terms of theme, story-telling, and characterization). XWP was, in many ways, ahead of its time. So this is exactly the kind of recuperative work that fan-creators can do with new forms of media (e.g. Podcasting) to help bring light to a show that hasn't received enough acknowledgement for its development of televisual female heroism and subversive gender/sexual politics. Much like XWP, I enjoy how these podcasters simultaneously don't take themselves too seriously and also go quite deep. They have my gratitude.
Smart, Witty, and Just Plain Fun!
I've been a long time fan of Xena and never really had others around me to discuss in depth and detail. It's really refreshing to hear such intelligent breakdowns of each episode with great insight, not only of the characters, but the behind-the-scenes work as well. I often find myself laughing along with these lovely ladies and truly enjoying the podcast. I really look forward to a new episode every week! Well worth the listen if you're a Xena fan - new or old!
As a new fan of the show, I was THRILLED to find this podcast. I can't wait to hear more!