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Wokefield!

Join comedians Elizabeth Gomez and Adrienne Gunn as they revisit books and films from the 80s and 90s, and talk about how growing up with fictional best friends really fucks up your ideas about how...more

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Episode 11: Sex! Sex! Sex! - Sweet Valley High

Episode 11

January 20, 2021

Episode 11: Sex! Sex! Sex! - Sweet Valley High

 We’re finally leaving high school behind and joining the Wakefield twins at Sweet Valley University! Join us for a front row seat to Jessica’s deflowering and Elizabeth’s relentless struggle with the freshman fifteen. We’re telling tales of losing our own virginities--key word: WATERBEDS--and welcome the fabulously sex-positive Anita Mechler, archivist, entrepreneur, painter, and retired roller derby baby, to talk about the feminist sex seminars she attended before popping her cherry.  Written and hosted by Elizabeth Gomez & Adrienne Gunn. Produced and Engineered by JW Basilo for Shame The Devil Media. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. ...

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Episode 10: Somebody Get this Girl an SSRI!

Episode 10

January 13, 2021

Episode 10: Somebody Get this Girl an SSRI!

Get right on outta here with those All-American good looks and shiny red Fiat, Wakefield twins! It’s time for some good old TEEN ANGST. This week we welcome to the SVH universe the patron saint of teenage depression, songstress Lynne Henry. Girl, we love your bad hair, baggy clothes, and nary a will to live! Join us as we welcome writer Taylor Maughon and revisit our own teenage depression, current battles with self-esteem, and discuss the creative process and a question that’s been bugging us for years—are all artists narcissistic assholes?Wokefield is written and hosted by Elizabeth Gomez and Adrienne Gunn. Produced and engineered by J.W. Basilo for Shame The Devil Media. Copyright 2021. ...

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Episode 9: This is Your Brain On Drugs  - Sweet Valley High

Episode 9

January 06, 2021

Episode 9: This is Your Brain On Drugs - Sweet Valley High

It’s finally here!! The most formative book of Adrienne’s youth, the one where disabled hero Regina Morrow gets dumped by Bruce Patman, does one line of cocaine, and falls over and dies! This week we welcome to the pod comedian, actor, writer, teacher, and Chicago legend Kelsie Huff to discuss why she thinks these books are “hot garbage” and what we did or did not put up our noses in high school. We’ve got some alcoholic parents and some alcoholic tendencies, so buckle up, there’s a lot to unpack. Wokefield is written and hosted by Elizabeth Gomez & Adrienne Gunn. Produced and engineered by J.W. Basilo for Shame The Devil Media.  ...

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Episode 8: There’s a Ho in this House - Sweet Valley High

Episode 8

December 30, 2020

Episode 8: There’s a Ho in this House - Sweet Valley High

In Sweet Valley, cheerleading is a matter of life and death. New girl in town Annie Whitman dreams of joining the squad but--oops!--this fifteen-year-old has a reputation and our favorite sociopath Jessica Wakefield says NO SLUTS ALLOWED. Jessica will do whatever it takes to keep Annie off the squad, even if it drives Francine Pascal to her most irresponsible plot twist of all time. This week we welcome storyteller and Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductee Kim Hunt to help us figure out, just how slutty do you have to be to be called a slut? What’s slut shaming like in lesbian culture? Are all single moms drunk losers? And are you even allowed to be a cheerleader if you come from a broken home?Written and hosted by Elizabeth Gomez & Adrienne Gunn. Produced and engineered by J.W. Basilo for Shame The Devil Media. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. ...

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Episode 7: Gemini Twins - Sweet Valley High

Episode 7

December 16, 2020

Episode 7: Gemini Twins - Sweet Valley High

You guys, Jessica finally gets a personality and its BROWN HAIR. And of course the pitch perfect 80s dream of becoming a model at the mall. Because representation is important, this week we welcome poet, sk8erboi, and straight white guy Tim Stafford to the pod to talk about influencer culture, branding yourself, frenemies, and basically how Sweet Valley is no Lyons, IL. And then for the first time, Wokefield’s resident astrologer Zane Biebelle breaks down how the sun, the moon, and the stars have influenced the Wakefield twins—of course those hoes be Geminis!—and how our own birth weeks determine whether or not we could be friends with them. Wokefield is written & hosted by Elizabeth Gomez & Adrienne Gunn. Produced and engineered by J.W. Basilo for Shame The Devil Media. ...

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Episode 6 - Stranger Danger - Sweet Valley High

Episode 6

December 09, 2020

Episode 6 - Stranger Danger - Sweet Valley High

Uh, hello, 911? Elizabeth Wakefield’s been kidnapped by a mentally ill hospital orderly! Join us as we relive Elizabeth’s thirty-six hour horror, tied to a chair in the only shack in Sweet Valley, while Jessica wears bikinis and poses in the mirror and Todd flexes his muscles. This week we welcome writer and performer Archy Jamjun to the pod and drop him right into the SVH universe in a new game we invented where he has to survive as the only queer person of color at Sweet Valley High. CAN HE DO IT???Written & Hosted by Elizabeth Gomez and Adrienne Gunn. Produced & engineered by J.W. Basilo for Shame The Devil Media. Copyright 2020 ...

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