In which the Snarkers discuss Netflix’s The OA.
If you think think we’re at our best when we don’t agree about something, then you’re gonna love this discussion. Some of us loved it, one of us felt betrayed by it, and one of us couldn’t force herself to even finish it.
With our guests, we talk about some fan theories, symbolism, doubt and faith.
Listen to us here: Episode 2.6 – The OA
In which the Snarkers discuss the importance of role models, both real life and in fiction. With guest Meg, the conversation ranges from Carrie Fisher to Scarlet O’Hara, from Ada Lovelace to Jesse Graf.
Click to listen to or download: Episode 2.5 – Role Models, Fictional Characters, and Women’s Strength.
Several references were made to “the list” during the episode. I (Donna) had googled “female role models” and wrote down the resulting names. Below is “the list.”
In which the Snarkers discuss the rather problematic trope “Bury the Gays.” Includes spoilery discussion of The 100, Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead, Spartacus, The Magicians, and more.
Click here for the episode: Episode 2.4 – (please don’t) Bury the Gays.
Clarke and Lexa
Tara and Willow
Pietros and Barca
Listen to the episode here: Episode 2.3 – WE are the Walking Dead
In which the Snarkers discuss The Walking Dead, from the early Frank Darabonte episodes to controversies of the current season. Favorite characters, least favorite characters, stories we loved and hated, guests Shannon and Kenzi join us for a passionate discussion of the hit AMC show.
Listen to it here: Episode 2.2 – Consent is the Magic Key
In which the Snarkers discuss Consent, affirmative consent, implied consent, and whether or not there is something less sexy than a man asking for a kiss.
Listen to the episode here: Episode 2.1 – Rogue One
In which the Snarkers, Luke and all the Snarkettes discuss the story of how the Death Star plans were obtained. Includes a special tribute to Carrie Fisher and discussions of CGI, diversity, representation, and Darth Vader’s dad joke.
Listen to it here: Episode 1.11 – I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
In which Donna, Adrean, Michele and guest Debbie start off talking about whether we should tell kids the truth about Santa and end up talking about all kinds of Christmasy topics.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may you enjoy whatever holidays you celebrate in health, safety, and delight.
St. Nick and Krampus
As the-year-that-will-not-be-named comes to an end, the Collective Snark Snarkers would like to recognize our Snarkettes and thank them for giving us their time, knowledge, and weird bumps and gurgles that must be edited out.
Luke Buchanan ran away with the blue ribbon this year, with Jack Burgos, Shannon Iwanski, and Kenzi Whala hot on his heels. And here’s a nice participation trophy for Debbie Buchanan, Rob Harmon, Lindsay Ison, and Lyzi Schulein. Maybe you guys should step up your Snark game?
Seriously, though. Thank you!
The Snarkette Snark Ladder/Leaderboard
# Name Episode Number
3 Luke Buchanan 2, 9, 10
2 Jack Burgos 3, 8
2 Shannon Iwanski 8, 9
2 Kenzi Whala 5, 8
1 Debbie Buchanan 11
1 Rob Harmon 1
1 Lindsey Ison 4
1 Lyzi Schulein 6
Check it out here: Episode 1.10 – Ironheart and Spiderwoman’s Butt
In which the Snarkers and guest Luke discuss controversial comic book covers by Manara, Cho, and Campbell.
Some of the art we discussed during the episode:
The Spiderwoman “Butt Cover”
The art style Milo Manara is famous for
Gift from Milo Manara to Frank Cho
Frank Cho’s Wonder Woman cover with panty lines
Cho’s Wonder Woman cover as published
Fan Art by Cho
Fan Art by Cho
J. Scott Campbell
Campbell’s Original Ironman cover
Campbell posted this sketch later showing that he had heard the criticism. It was turned into a cover – shown above