January 26, 2022
THE PROBLEM WITH JOHN HUGHES
How did the patron saint of the 80s teen flick John Hughes get away with being so, well, rapey? Yes, that’s right folks, it’s time for SIXTEEN CANDLES, a movie about the horrors of high school: stolen underpants, foreign exchange students, sixteenth birthdays, and date rape. This week we welcome Wokefield’s resident lesbian Taylor Maughon to talk compulsory heterosexuality, sexual harrassment, and dreaming of that perfect guy. CW: date rape, racism, sexual harrassment Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube ...
January 19, 2022
WORST QUALITY CRAB
The Joy Luck Club, a movie where four daughters try to understand four immigrant mothers and come to realize that whether you’re in China or America, motherhood, womanhood, it all just fckn sucks. This week we welcome Dennis Lee, a Korean-American food journalist to chat about the fruitless battle that is trying to understand your parents and…dun dun dun…FAMILY SECRETS! CW: suicide, matricide, generational trauma Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube ...
January 12, 2022
WHAT'S YOUR DAMAGE?
What better way to start season two than with the original mean girls, HEATHERS? We’re talking all about toxic friendship, addictive love, 80s fashion, high school power structures, and a simpler time when school shootings were satirical. CW: suicide, school shooting, fat shaming Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube ...
January 06, 2022
Wokefield Season 2 Trailer!
Get ready for Season 2 of Wokefield! Comedians Elizabeth Gomez and Adrienne Gunn re-watch some of the most influential but also cringiest movies from the 80s and 90s and talk about how they completely fucked up our ideas of what it means to be a woman in America! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube ...
February 03, 2021
Episode 13: BONUS EPISODE: Help! I Married a Monster! - Sweet Valley High
The Wakefield twins have arrived in London for their summer internships and next thing you know there’s a murder and <whoops!> Jessica’s DATING A WEREWOLF. It made us think about our own relationships and for this very special bonus episode, we’ve got no guests at all, just the two of us talking about what happens when you accidentally marry a monster. It’s our most vulnerable discussion yet--marriage, divorce, parenting, friendship, plus a special look back at our favorite moments this season. Written and hosted by Elizabeth Gomez and Adrienne Gunn. Produced and engineered by JW Basilo for Shame The Devil Media. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. ...
January 27, 2021
Episode 12: Winston Egbert is Dead and More Sweet Valley Epilogues - Sweet Valley High
It’s ten years into the future and that scheming (but irresistible) trollop Jessica Wakefield has stolen her sister Elizabeth’s fiance (and sentient basketball jersey) Todd Wilkins and is about to marry him herself! Elizabeth’s fled to New York to nurse her broken heart and plot her revenge. Sounds pretty good, right? HAHAHAHAA WRONG. Unfortunately good ol’ Francine Pascal showed up to write the final word on Sweet Valley herself and let’s just say . This week we welcome bestselling author and ghostwriter Rachel Bertsche to the pod to talk about the art of ghostwriting and the legacy of Sweet Valley. And do not even think about missing the LAVALIER AWARDS where we’ll nominate the worst sentences Francine has ever written and crown a winner.Wokefield is written and hosted by Elizabeth Gomez and Adrienne Gunn. Produced and engineered by J.W. Basilo for Shame The Devil Media. ...