Andalite Reading

Andalite Reading Podcast

Hosts Jen and Andrea go on an early 2000s journey as they read their way through K A Applegate's seminal series Animorphs.

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp/We Have Been Your Weirdos
This episode, we are talking about the fun new game on everyone's phone Animal Crossing Pocket Camp...But we also have some big news. After just over a year of podcasting, we are shutting the book on Glitter & Gorgons. It has been an amazing start to our podcasting lives and we love all of our listeners, but we feel it is time to move on to things we are more passionate about! Thank you for listening, weirdos. Hugs and Hisses!...

Episode 55: Stranger Things 2
Jen and Andrea dive back into the world of Hawkins, Indiana with season 2 of Stranger Things. Tune in for hot takes on El's bitchin' new look, Demodog naming, and to find out when our hosts definitely cried. Spoilers abound! Long live Barb....


Episode 54: Practical Magic
Are you a Sally or a Gilly? Sit and listen for a ~spell~ while we discuss our favorite feel good Halloween movie: Practical Magic. We somehow never mentioned the cat that is in the movie, but we do take a pretty bomb quiz about which 90s witch we are! Get in touch with us! Twitter: @glitterngorgons Facebook: @glitterandgorgons Instagram: @glitterandgorgons Email: glitterandgorgons@gmail.com...

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Episode 53: Children of the Corn
Come join us in our worship of the Corn as we dive in to the best-bad horror classic Children of the Corn. The dick jokes and corn alike are abundant this harvest....

Episode 52: Hocus Pocus
Jen and Andrea have been saving the best for their one year podcast-iversary. It's time they covered the Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus. Join them as they discuss the most masculine bedroom decorations and what kind of witches they would be...after all, it's just a bunch of hocus pocus!...

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Episode 51: Ginger Snaps
Howl along as Jen and Andrea break down the cult classic of teen werewolves, angst, and puberty, Ginger Snaps. Covering such important topics as werewolf sex, why the hell borderline bestiality is so popular in media these days, and the reemergence of some of your favorite bits from the early Glitter & Gorgons days....

Episode 50: Carrie
In their golden episode, Jen and Andrea discuss the 2013 remake of the classic Carrie. Somehow, the discussion spans everything from a gay road tripping tv show to the perks of Jen's job. Join us for a golden 50 good time!...

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Episode 49: The Love Witch
This week, Jen and Andrea talk about sex magic, the male gaze, monsters resulting from the pressure cooker of the patriarchy, and what is up with Elaine's weave. Join us for the low-down on the 2016 technicolor retro-blast aesthetic horror flick, The Love Witch. Love what we do? Consider a one-time, zero-commitment donation to us, and by extension all the other podcasts in the Mothership Media family of products, via our Ko-Fi. All tips go to offset the cost of production. Hugs and hisses! https://ko-fi.com...


Episode 48: Little Evil
It's that spooky scary time of year again so we decided to get into the season by watching Netflix's new horror comedy Little Evil. We got a little sidetracked, but that's not really our fault because there was a kitten in the room. Also: detachable boobs?...

Episode 47: Nerve
Your faithful hosts Jen and Andrea talk briefly about the 2016 teen thriller, Nerve, but then mostly end up going on a passionate tear about feminism and the Lord of the Flies debacle and just how great author Libba Bray is. Also there's a new cat in the mix....

Episode 46: Big Hero 6
Well, we are three years late to the party but we finally watched Big Hero 6 and we loved it! And guess what...we both totally related the the moody girl character. Join us while we complain about how unfair that a character dies!...


Episode 45: Sky High
This week on Glitter & Gorgons, our hosts analyze a teen superhero movie from the 2000's, Sky High, and also spend quite a lot of time kink-shaming. So, the usual....

Episode 44: Animorphs TV Show, Episode 1
Please excuse the dog in this episode...She is just wound up like Homer the beloved alien sensing dog in the Animorphs TV show. That's right folks, we love the Animorphs so much, we had to go right into watching episode one of the 90s crapfest that is Animorphs...and we love every second of it!...

Episode 43: Animorphs #1: The Invasion
This week our hosts dive hawk-first into the classic work of 90's literature, The Animorphs, and analyze the first book in the series....


Episode 42: The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1
This week we are getting back to our roots with some good ol' literature...well a graphic novel at least. The topic of interest is the gods and goddesses of The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1....

Episode 41: Dream Daddy
This week Jen drags Andrea down the rabbit hole of the game sensation, Dream Daddy. Andrea discovers she has a talent for doing really, really, like seriously good dad voices. Jen can't even handle it....

Episode 40/Chillisode 1: Tokyo in Tulsa 2017
We have just returned from another convention and since we have not had any time to consume new media for you folks, we decided to take it a little easy and discuss this year's Tokyo in Tulsa convention for you. Enjoy!...


Episode 39: Okja
This week Jen and Andrea delve into the new Netflix sensation, Okja, with a lot of mixed feelings. One host opens up about her crooked butthole. But not like that. Emotionally. It's a Very Special episode....

Epsiode 38: Howl's Moving Castle
We're back at it again! Ranking the characters in a famous, long-treasured animated film based on how hot they are. This week we are destroying the innocent classic Howl's Moving Castle. Enjoy!...

Episode 37: Kubo and the Two Strings
This week our heroes delve into the critically acclaimed stop motion animated film, Kubo and the Two Strings, and address the state of Jen's kidneys. (She's not dying. Probably. I mean, maybe. Like, we're all dying? But this is probably not super likely to be her ultimate demise. But also like. Who knows. Now accepting applications for backup cohost in the event of Jen's death. Which totally won't happen.) (But send in those applications just in case.)...


Episode 36: Wonder Woman
This week we have a special guest with us to talk about the newest superhero movie from DC Studios: Wonder Woman!...

Episode 35: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
In this very special spoiler-free episode Jen and Andrea talk about Seanan McGuire's upcoming portal fantasy-horror novella, Down Among the Sticks and Bones. The very first Glitter & Gorgons giveaway is announced, with an advance reader copy of Down Among the Sticks and Bones as the prize!...

Episode 34: The Water Horse
Since Jen just got back from Scotland, we thought it would be thematically appropriate to cover a movie about Nessie. In an interesting turn of events we spend more time talking about all the characters trying to bone the main character's mom than we do about cryptids....


Episode 33 (Minisode 2) - Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies
It's another minisode while Jen is on vacation! This time our intrepid hosts talk about the Hugo-nomm'd short story by Brooke Bolander, Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies, and the vengeance that burns in their hearts....

Episode 31: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Jen and Andrea once again talk about whatever the hey-o they feel like talking about, which is mostly related to the classic animated undersea adventure, Atlantis: The Lost Empire....


Episode 30: Coraline
This week we are talking about Coraline which somehow drifts into a foray on sex doll politics....

Episode 29: The City Born Great
This week's episode is the first in a series of episodes dedicated to covering all of the short stories nominated for the 2017 Hugo Awards. First up is "The City Born Great" by 2016 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel, N. K. Jemisin....

Episode 28: Goosebumps-The Haunted Mask
This week, we roll back the wheel of time and enjoy a delightfully cheese blast from the past. Join us in our journey recapping this Goosebumps special feature where we talk about geese and insult 12 years olds!...


Episode 27: The Neon Demon
This week, on the recommendation of a terrible friend who wants our hosts to suffer, Jen and Andrea talk about the trash fire that is the film The Neon Demon. From admittedly stunning visuals to necrophilia, it's all here. Suffer with us. Trigger warning for: rape, pedophilia, and necrophilia....

Episode 26: The Last Unicorn
The exciting finale to our silver anniversary super special. In this episode, we talk about the book that introduced Andrea to fantasy: The Last Unicorn. We also offer some great precautionary info on dungeons, but that's just a bonus....

Episode 25: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
In this the first part of two special episodes, our hosts talk about the book that originally got Jen into scifi, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. As always, things come back around to blowholes and beefmasters....


Episode 24: Dreamcatcher
This week it is all about butt aliens and Beowulf. Sit back, relax, and be utterly confused. (Don't worry; we don't know what's going on either!)...

Episode 23: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
Jen and Andrea immerse themselves in the Corn in this episode covering Seanan McGuire's new ghosty stand-alone novella, Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day....

Episode 22: The Shining
This week we talk about Stanly Kubrick's The Shining. We aren't going to look up his name because we don't care if it's spelled wrong. He's kind of a jerk. We also talk about sweaty hands and dolphins. Again. What is wrong with us?...


Episode 21: Song of the Sea
This week on Glitter & Gorgons, our hosts whisk you away to the brisk seaside cliffs of Ireland, land of the sidhe, the last selkie, and thicc owls. Join Jen and Andrea in their deep discussion about the animated children's movie, Song of the Sea....

Episode 20: Ready Player One
This week we are talking virtual reality, high school crushes, and giant space whales with Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One....

Episode 19: Black Mirror - "San Junipero"
This week's episode of Glitter & Gorgons features discourse about the Black Mirror season 3 episode, "San Junipero," along with judgmental dolphins and a stop in at Dog Corner....


Episode 18: Binti
This week we are discussing the award winning sci fi novella Binti...plus some weird side stories about Jen's high school experience!...

Episode 17: Spirited Away
Today on the podcast, find out which of our hosts narrowly escaped life as a furry, and also revisit the haunting Studio Ghibli animated film, Spirited Away....

Episode 16: Queer Comic Anthologies
This week, we are discussing two queer comic anthologies: Beyond and The Other Side. We get down to business discussing goblin dads, cat loving ghosts, and robots kissing in space so you really don't want to miss out!...


Episode 15: The Cabin in the Woods
This week, we continue the monster movie madness with a popular horror comedy by Joss Wheadon: The Cabin in the Woods. As is usual, we discuss who the most attractive character is and what monster we would want to be!...That's what normal people talk about, right?...

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Episode 14: Cloverfield
This week our hosts dive into the quintessential found footage creature feature, Cloverfield. As basically anyone could have predicted, it devolves into a lot of cryptid chatter....

Episode 13: Yuri!!! on ICE
In this week's episode, we dive into the hit new anime Yuri!!! on ICE. We discuss the finer points of everyone's new favorite gay figure skating tv show from Japan including which character gives us the creeps in a major way and the ones we love to hate!...

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Episode 12: Black Mirror - "White Christmas"
In this week's episode Jen and Andrea exploit the festivity of the holidays for as long as they can with the "White Christmas" episode of Black Mirror. Tune in for the thrilling adventures of Matt Potatoes and Joe Snowglobe!...

Episode 11: Krampus
Let us take you on a magical journey of evil Santas, drunk aunts, and for some reason...towels. This week, the girls discuss the good and the bad of the holiday horror comedy Krampus!...

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Episode 10: Santa Steps Out
In this super special, extra long holiday episode, our brave hosts delve into a dark and disturbing world.. The world of Santa Steps Out, the only erotica guaranteed to ruin all the major holidays for you! Please note: major TRIGGER WARNING for this episode. A great many horrible things happen in this book and are discussed, so proceed with caution or skip this episode if you have sensitive topics that disturb your wellbeing....


Episode 9: Over the Garden Wall
This week, the girls dive into Cartoon Network's first miniseries Over the Garden Wall. Join in while they sing jaunty show tunes and discuss the finer points of interspecies  relationships....

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Episode 8: Jupiter Ascending
This week our hosts endured the box office flop, Jupiter Ascending, for your schadenfreude entertainment. Witness the girls slowly lose it over Cain's bad bleach job, space roller blades, and too many bees....

Episode 7: Donnie Darko
In episode 7, our hosts divert themselves from this, the darkest timeline, with discussion of the mind-bending scifi classic movie, Donnie Darko. And bunny murder....


Episode 6: Necrotech
In the face of the 2016 presidential election, the girls discuss the kick-ass cyber punk novel: Necrotech. Join us as we talk about a dystopic near future and amazing female lead characters....

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Episode 5: Battle Royale
Grab your lucky ax and prepare your deathbed love confessions! This week's episode covers the cult classic, the OG in dystopian teen murder competitions, Battle Royale. Our hosts talk survival tactics, what the heck is the teacher's problem, and perhaps most importantly - the mystery of the pants....

Episode 4: Feed
Hello sweet, Halloween, corn-candy souls! In this episode, the girls talk zombie strategy and post-apocalyptic politics when discussing the zombie novel everyone should be reading: Feed by Mira Grant....

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Episode 3: Every Heart a Doorway
This week our intrepid hosts dive into the world of Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire's amazing novella about the psychological aftermath experienced by children who have returned from their portal fantasy. Jen and Andrea have a lot of feelings, are terrible at accents, and get weird with it....

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Episode 2: Stranger Things
This week we discuss the new cult classic Stranger Things. Jen and Andrea dish about alternate dimensions and who the hottest person is in Hawkins, Indiana!...

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Episode 1: The Halloween Tree & The Craft
This debut episode of the geekery and feminism podcast, Glitter & Gorgons, is a super special double feature - and all about Halloween! Hosts Jen and Andrea discuss the iconic Ray Bradbury novel, The Halloween Tree, and the equally lauded teen movie, The Craft....