• Summary

  • Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a bi-weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time. Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! *wolf howl*
    Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo
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  • Aug 3 2022

    Faith is back in Sunnydale and we are feeling dirtier than ever, Nathan Fillion's bangs are the most evil part about Caleb, Spike remembers the entire galloping, warm champagne monologue (vampires, they're just like us!), and a lot of other really hard, really bad shit happens because this is Season 7!  We are LIVE from Chicago's Lincoln Hall this week discussing S7E18: Dirty Girls, with special guests Jess Abbott, Rosemary Maybe, Morgan Lutich, and Alba Daza! 

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

    SPECIAL GUESTS

    Jess Abbott: @jessdanielabbott
    Rosemary Maybe: @rosemarymaybe
    Morgan Lutich: @lorganmutich
    Alba Daza: @alba.daza

    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
    Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo: Kristine Thune

    MUSIC

    "Dirty Girls" was written, produced, and performed by Jenny Owen Youngs and Jess Abbott

    Learn more about Jess & her music here: https://tancredmusic.com/

    SUPPORT US ON PATREON!
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
    patreon.com/bufferingcast

    SCOOP SOME MERCH
    Smash the Patriarchy with Buffering T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatpants, Pins!
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

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    We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

    Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

    Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

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    1 hr and 52 mins
  • Jul 13 2022

    We've got mommy issues, we've got daddy issues, and we've got A LOT OF BULLSHIT! In flashbacks, Spike wants to bring his mom on vacation with Drusilla (lol) and tiny, adorable Robin knocks over a trash can to assist his slayer-mom Nikki. In present day, the power of iTunes 1.0 triggers Spike inside of Robin's cross-laden garage and they FIGHT, while elsewhere Giles behaves like a f*cking asshole. Yes, yes, it is time for Season 7 Episode 17: Lies My Parents Told Me!

    UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
    • July 23: Dirty Girls Weekend: The History of #Fuffy | CHICAGO IRL TICKETS
    • July 24: Dirty Girls Weekend: Live Taping of S7E18 | VIRTUAL TICKETS
    • September 17 & 18: Slayers, Every One Of Us: The Two Night FinaleSign up for virtual ticket notifications

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

    SEGMENT GUESTS

    Alba Daza: @alba.daza
    Charlie Peppers: @charlie.peppers

    Listen to Alba + Charlie's full conversation here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69033063

    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
    Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo: Kristine Thune

    MUSIC

    "Lies My Parents Told Me" was written, produced, and performed by Jenny Owen Youngs

    SUPPORT US ON PATREON!
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
    patreon.com/bufferingcast

    SCOOP SOME MERCH
    Smash the Patriarchy with Buffering T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatpants, Pins!
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

    CHECK OUT "SUCKFEST" ON JULY 22 IN CHICAGO
    berlinchicago.com

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    We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

    Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

    Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

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    1 hr and 54 mins
  • Jun 29 2022

    Welcome, gentle viewers, to our taping of S7E16's "Storyteller" LIVE from Philadelphia!!! We have shirtless cereal pours, many mispronunciations of the word VamPYRE, two oven mitts and a smoking jacket, a history of mirrors, and many Andrew-feelings from special guests Jeremy Rodriguez, Caroline Orejuela, and our very own nemesis LaToya Ferguson!! Massive thanks to World Cafe Live for a wonderful evening and to all of the beautiful folks of Philly for making the night so special!!

    UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
    • July 23: "Dirty Girls" | CHICAGO IRL TICKETS | A Night of Music & Sexy Hellmath
    • July 24: "Dirty Girls" | VIRTUAL TICKETS | Live Recording of S7E18
    • September 17 & 18: "Slayers, Every One Of Us" - The Two Night FinaleSign up for virtual ticket notifications

    LOCATE YOUR HOSTS UPON THE INTERNET

    Jenny Owen Youngs: @jennyowenyoungs; jennyowenyoungs.com
    Kristin Russo: @kristinnoeline; kristinnoeline.com

    SPECIAL GUESTS

    Jeremy Rodriguez: @rodriguezjeremy; https://linktr.ee/rodriguezjeremy
    Caroline Orejuela: @caroineorjells; https://www.carolineorejuela.com/
    LaToya Ferguson: @lafergs; https://la-fergs.tumblr.com/

    Buffering the Vampire Slayer: @bufferingcast on twitter, facebook, and instagram
    Learn more about our team at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/our-team 

    Produced by: Kristin Russo, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Alba Daza
    With support from consultant Mackenzie MacDade
    Edited by: John Mark Nelson & Kristin Russo
    Logo: Kristine Thune

    MUSIC

    "Storyteller" was written by Jenny Owen Youngs, produced by Jenny Owen Youngs and John Mark Nelson, and performed by John Mark Nelson

    More on John Mark Nelson: https://ffm.bio/johnmarknelson

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    SUPPORT US ON PATREON!
    Advance Music, Bonus Episodes, Live Concerts, Book Clubs, wheeeee!!
    patreon.com/bufferingcast

    SCOOP SOME MERCH
    Smash the Patriarchy with Buffering T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatpants, Pins!
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/shop

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    We acknowledge that we and our team are occupying unceded and stolen lands and territories. Kristin occupies the Lenape territories of the Esopus Lenape Peoples. Jenny occupies the Wabanahkik territory of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples. Alba occupies Tiohtià:ke of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Mack, LaToya, Morgan, and John Mark occupy the lands of the Kizh Peoples.

    Learn more about Land Acknowledgments + our continued anti-racist efforts at
    bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting

    Just Keep Fighting - Community Events Calendar:
    https://www.bufferingthevampireslayer.com/just-keep-fighting-spotlight-on-community-anti-racism

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    1 hr and 59 mins

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I love the podcast. I just wish they would stop preaching so much in every episode. The show is older so are the attitudes in it. Leave it be.

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90s girls love Buffy

It's the conversation that's been missing in my life!! All I ever wanted was to have meaningful discussions about my favorite 90s (1997-2003) popculture phenomenon. These ladies are so smart, appreciate the depth of writing and performance on Buffy, and share my complete love for BTVS series. I'm so glad to have found a place where we can dig deep AND have a good time. LOVE.

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Buffering rules!

One of the two best Buffy podcasts out there (the other is Still Pretty, begun by Lani Diane Rich). Kristin & Jenny have created a remarkable, deep, fun, energetic, inclusive, thoughtful and delightful retrospective and deep dive into each episode and all things Buffy. Their commitment to social justice is apparent in everything they do, and they have become specific inspirations to me and my younger daughter (now in her 30s!), who are huge fans and considering launching our own podcast (not for Buffy!). I also recommend their companion podcast, Angel on Top, hosted by LaToya Ferguson: simply awesome!