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Material Girls
Material Girls
Witch, Please Productions

A scholarly podcast about pop culture hosted by Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman, produced by Witch, Please Productions. Hosted on Acast. See... more

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Episodes

Dirty Dancing x Nostalgia with Andrea Warner

In this episode, Marcelle and Hannah are joined by Andrea Warner (she/her), the author of The Time of My Life,... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Gender Playground Preview: Plans, Trans, and Autonomy

Witch Please Productions is on Spring Break, so we're taking the opportunity to re-introduce you to Gender Playground, a podcast co-hosted... more

30 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
Making Worlds Preview: Dimension 20 with Lucia Lorenzi and Clare Mulcahy

Material Girls is on Spring Break! But don't fret! We unlocked an episode of Making Worlds, our Patreon-exclusive video podcast... more

16 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Material Concerns: Disney Bonus Pt. I

Like the serious academics they are, Hannah and Marcelle not only researched Disney in academic journals, they also went to... more

09 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Disney x Pinkwashing

What drove Hannah and Marcelle to go to Disneyland? And what is with all the rainbow Mickey ears? And where... more

02 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Athleisure x Optimization with Anne Helen Petersen

We're thrilled to be joined by Anne Helen Petersen for this episode about the popularity of athleisure! If you don't... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Gilmore Girls x Normporn with Karen Tongson

For this episode, we're joined by the incredible Karen Tongson, Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, English, and American Studies... more

05 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Sweet Potato Fries x Food Imperialism

Remember about fifteen years ago when we all went a little nuts for sweet potato fries? What was going on... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Dungeons and Dragons x Ludology

Do you play D&D? Do you have a friend who does, but you don't totally *get* what it is? Did... more

06 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Material Concerns: Wonka and Twilight Bonus Pt. I

There was so much more to say about Wonka and Twilight. In Part I of this bonus episode (aka a... more

30 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
Twilight x Girl Culture with Jackson Bird

Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob or some secret third option?**Marcelle asks this question only at the very end... more

23 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Introducing Making Worlds with Hannah McGregor

We're so excited to announce that our new show, Making Worlds, begins January 25th!This video podcast, hosted by Hannah McGregor... more

16 Jan 2024 · 4 minutes
Wonka x Antisemitism and Censorship with Leena Norms

In this week's episode, we're joined by the incredible Leena Norms (she/her) to talk about Timothée Chalamet's latest venture: Wonka.This... more

09 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Merry-terial Girls: An Incomprehensible Holiday Bonus

Witch, Please Productions is on break for the holidays! Of course we still wanted to put some fun content out... more

26 Dec 2023 · 1 minute
The Night Circus x Reading Ecosystems

One of Marcelle's favorite books is The Night Circus, so she decided to be brave and do an entire episode... more

12 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Bonus Episode: Sitcom and Reframing Israel-Palestine Beyond Security Discourse

We hit our fundraising goal for Palestine Children’s Relief Fund in October and this is the bonus episode we promised... more

05 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
Blackout Tuesday x Platformization

At Material Girls, we’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of using social media for social change and what... more

28 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Patreon Preview: Taylor Swift Pt. I

We had to talk about Taylor Swift more — especially as so many of you had great comments, feedback and specific... more

21 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Les Misérables x Encoding/Decoding with Erin Keif

We're so lucky to be joined this episode by Erin Keif (she/her) of the beloved Headgum podcasts Hey Riddle Riddle... more

14 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Taylor Swift x Intimate Publics with Margaret H. Willison

Given last week's release of 1989 (Taylor's Version), we just had to have Swiftie and Tay-lore expert Margaret H. Willison... more

31 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Star Wars x Mass Culture

Why is Star Wars so popular? What were the material conditions that set the first film, A New Hope, up... more

17 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Bridgerton x Reading the Romance with Vanessa Zoltan

In this episode we talk about Bridgerton with a very special guest — Vanessa Zoltan. We discuss Bridgerton the book... more

03 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Patreon Preview: Avatar Pt. 1

We had to talk about Avatar more — especially James "horny for the ocean" Cameron. We structured this bonus like our... more

26 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
Avatar x Hypermediacy

Did you love James Cameron's Avatar upon its release in 2009? Have you since watched it and thought, huh, now... more

19 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Goblin Mode x the Abject with McKayla Coyle

In this episode we’re asking why ‘goblin mode’ is so danged zeitgeist-y such that in 2022 it became the Oxford... more

05 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
Queer Eye x Cruel Optimism

What makes the Fab Five so fab? In this episode, Hannah leads Marcelle through a discussion of contemporary masculinities and... more

22 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Patreon Preview: The Barbie Movie Pt. 1

We had to talk about the Barbie movie! We structured this bonus like our usual Patreon-only Q&A episodes, only this... more

15 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Barbie x Petro-Capitalism

We had to talk about Barbie! This episode is all about Barbie dolls and way they took over the toy... more

08 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Spare x Tender Masculinity

It's here! Welcome to the first episode of Material Girls, a scholarly podcast about pop culture co-hosted by Hannah McGregor... more

25 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Material Girls: An Introduction

Welcome to Material Girls! A new show from the team behind the beloved podcast, Witch, Please. Every episode you'll get... more

13 Jul 2023 · 2 minutes
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In this episode we’re asking why ‘goblin mode’ is so danged zeitgeist-y such that in 2022 it became the Oxford English Dictionary's... more