In which we discuss the relatability (or not) of Bridget Jones, consider depictions of women in the media and the “not like other girls” trope, and go off the rails at the sight of Colin "Pornstache" Firth. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the book Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.
Bee demonstrates a sense of poise and rationality, Gricel does her best Ashley impression, and Ashley provides legal counsel. The lady nerds reminisce about the roots of their love of Queen, share their favorite children’s works discovered as adults, and debate whether their next selection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
In which we have a jolly holiday scrutinizing Mary and Bert's relationship, learn about the suffragettes' strategic use of kites in the fight for political equality, and discuss the Edwardian nanny's nebulous position in the household. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the book and film (and musical) Mary Poppins.
Bee is amused by the predictive powers of Sherlock, Ashley reveals her shower song, and Gricel makes a case for an upcoming episode. The lady nerds belatedly discuss Moriarty, ponder the power of fanfiction, and compare their favorite book adaptations.
Ashley is defiant to the end, Bee shares “Incredible”-y exciting news, and Gricel reads a glowing iTunes review. The lady nerds share their Fall Favorites, get in the Halloween mood, and consider the “detectorial” merits of Sherlock vs. Batman.
Ashley delves deeper into the Batman universe, Bee reveals she is made of sterner stuff, and Gricel is pleasantly surprised by the Flash fandom (or "Flashdom").The lady nerds wrap up their Summer of Superheroes, reminisce about their first year as Bluestockings and podcasters, and announce the next work in the Bluestocking Circle lineup. Additionally, to celebrate their first anniversary, the Bluestockings provide a glimpse of how many bloopers it takes to complete an episode.
In which we righteously rage against poorly written (and/or dead) female characters, discuss the academic standings of fictional students, and explore how high school expectations are set by high school dramas. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the CW’s superhero TV show The Flash.
Bee sets a trap, Ashley plays prosecutor, and Gricel presents her TED Talk. The lady nerds are elated to receive author feedback, talk about their favorite sequels, and announce the fourth and final work in their Summer of Superheroes.