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Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...
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John Jr grows even more insufferable this episode as he stops to ponder EVERYTHING, even a hawk flying overhead, which results in a full poetry scholarship to University. Edwards struggles to understand basic grown-up emotions and struggles with John Jr’s “thinkin.”  While Grace, hero of the episode, encourages John Jr to get an education. Charles offers up Mary as a child bride, which puzzles us since we didn’t even know they were in love, and Carl’s Jr is once again overlooked...like ten times. Finally, Amye goes on a rant about the publishing industry.Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
In this episode we discuss episodes 1 and 2 of Season 4 of The Crown. With “The Troubles” as a backdrop, Prince Charles meets Lady Diana Spencer and Margaret Thatcher comes to power. Amye does a horrible British accent, Jennie dorks out on the British monarchy, and we both have some unpopular opinions around Charles and Camilla. We have a brief aside about murder shows set in the UK, we struggle to understand the Royal Family’s obsession with hunting and outdoorsy stuff in general, and Jennie goes all “down with the Queen.”Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
*TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders and suicide*In this second installment of our Crown Season 4 coverage, we focus on episodes 3, 4, & 5: Fairytale, Favourites, and Fagan. Charles and Diana are getting married, and we see Diana happy for a brief moment. We both feel bad for everyone involved, including Camilla.  Amye watched a different documentary and talks about it incessantly, while Jennie tries to sneak in her research about Diana’s wedding dress. The bad British accent is back, as Amye loves to say the name Peter Morgan. Jennie advises against marrying people you don’t like, and Amye takes a (not so) radical stand against the paparazzi.Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
It’s another drama-filled episode as Miss Beadle almost kills the children of Walnut Grove by letting them out of school just as a blizzard hits. Charles snaps into hero mode, but later abandons his Ride or Die. There is a festival of randos who blatantly embezzle money from their own business and enable Edwards’ drinking problem by paying him in hooch.  We have a good, inappropriate laugh at frozen children, and fight about whether or not Mary actually saves Laura and Carrie. Jennie is stunned by Doc Baker’s cure for frostbite and Amye explores her feelings for meteorologists. Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
Join us as we look back on the Little House episodes we’ve covered in 2020. It’s been an interesting year in Walnut Grove- from Laura’s constant disappearing act to Mary’s incessant need to study, we set out to rank some of our favorite- and in true Gen X fashion-our least favorite moments of 2020. Who is most likely to get someone killed? Which character did we identify with the most? What was the worst Mary moment? Who was the best couple? We answer all of these and more while throwing shade at our favorite targets: each other.Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
Another episode, another rando family. This time it’s a cranky Burl Ives and his awful son. These randos are forced to help save Charles’ life after Laura accidentally shoots him with his own loaded hunting rifle-and that’s only the first time she almost kills him in this episode. Amye struggles with the appropriateness of finding a mortally wounded Charles kinda hot, while Jennie is profoundly disappointed in her idol, Edwards. Laura threatens to strand a blind man in the forest, and we meet a REAL and competent doctor.Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
Welcome to the greatest episode of Little House ever made...well, in season three anyway. The rando Galander brothers show up in Walnut Grove and wreak havoc on a town still healing from Fred’s reign of terror. The youngest Galander terrorizes the school yard while his much older brothers swindle the Olesons and Hanson out of goods and services. But things get real in Walnut Grove when the Galanders come for Caroline. This episode ends with most of Walnut Grove battered and bloodied sitting in church watching Rev Alden beat people up. Yes, that happened. Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
Join us for the best episode of Little House ever! After working for a neighbor, Laura agrees to take his renegade billy goat as payment. The cleverly named Fred ends up being Satan in goat form however, as he terrorizes the unsuspecting citizens of Walnut Grove. Fred makes his way through the town head butting people, undoing Pa’s hard work, and eating Mary’s homework. Laura and Carl try to pawn the goat off on everyone from Rev Alden to Mrs. Oleson, to no avail. Mr. Edwards opens The Rum Shack, Doc Baker is no help as usual, and Laura learns what it’s like to be ditched for a group of hot babes. Amye gets some shirtless Pa action, and Jennie passionately defends Fred- because of course she does. Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
Blockbusters: Top Gun

Blockbusters: Top Gun

2020-12-0901:01:10

Amye tries to resist, but eventually falls for 1986’s Tom Cruise as Maverick, a Top Gun fighter pilot with a grossly-inflated ego. She doesn’t stand a chance, however, against Kelly McGillis who is a whole five years older than him and is apparently robbing the cradle. The beautiful California coastline with its eight-hour sunsets is the backdrop for our story about a group of boys, er...men, competing for the title of Top Ego. Tom Cruise just can’t seem to stay inside the lines as he plays volleyball in a bomber jacket, rides a motorcycle without a helmet, and does something with a MIG that we don’t understand. Did we mention he’s a Maverick? Show Notes:To sign up for our Patreon feed, download the Patreon app or visit www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at info@genxthisiswhy.com
The Shakespearean tragedy that is Charles’ family continues as Lansford settles into life in Walnut Grove. Things go sideways when Pa has to shoot Bunny and Lansford attempts to stop him. Laura plays Pa Roulette and loses. Jennie is forced to issue an apology (which she later rescinds), and lines up a Thanksgiving day challenge for our parents. Amye grows angry at Laura’s love for her grandfather. Lansford lacks the upper body strength to leave town, and Laura goes missing….again. Show Notes:Get bonus content on our Patreon Feed: www.patreon.com/genxthisiswhyFollow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
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Journey into anything but spring in yet another poorly named episode of Little House. A better name would have been journey into sorrow, despair, or gloom, as the Ingalls family deals yet again with multiple tragedies. We discover the drama barn has a ring of sorrow around it-so don't stand too close. Carrie has to make an actual decision and we're screwed. Amye questions genetics when she discovers Charles has a hot father, but an unattractive brother, and we all get to witness the next level of hero mode - Hero MF Mode.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
This pod covers episodes 3-4 of the 4 part series.We continue our discussion of the Challenger Disaster of 1986 through the Netflix series, Challenger: The Final Flight (2020). We discover the astronauts’ beach house, where we are certain slick-talking Deke Slayton was up to his eyeballs in women. We are surprised to learn this whole disaster may be the fault of The New England Patriots, Amye gets to talk about poetry again, and we meet our new hero, Nobel-Prize winning physicist Richard Fenyman who trolls NASA with his own press conference and we are here for it.  Finally, we continue to share our own memories of that day and reflect on what the loss of the space shuttle Challenger might have meant to our generation.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can try to find Jennie, but good luck with that.
This pod covers episodes 1-2 of the 4 part series.We revisit the Challenger Disaster of 1986 through the Netflix series, Challenger: The Final Flight (2020). We meet our new obsession, June Scobee-who we want to take out for martinis.  Jennie launches into a passionate defense of weathermen and there’s a lot of science Amye doesn’t understand. For reasons we can’t explain, Ralphie from A Christmas Story gets a ton of airtime, and we remember just how sexist and racist newscasters were allowed to be. Finally, we share our own memories of that day and reflect on what the loss of the space shuttle Challenger might have meant to our generation.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can try to find Jennie, but good luck with that.
Join us as we revisit the night Nels Oleson went crazy, chopped Harriet’s head off, and threatened Laura’s life. Okay, actually it was all a misunderstanding, but one Nellie and Willie use to their advantage of course. Mischief Night looms over Walnut Grove as the Headless Horseman shows up for an uncomfortable amount of time, Carrie’s feet go all Evil Dead 2, and Jennie screws up an index card on trick or treating. We recount our personal experience with people losing their heads, and Amye is falling out of love with Michael LandonShow Notes:Correction: Jennie f'd up when she was reading her index card and said that All Saint's Day is on Nov 2. It's on Nov 1. Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at @amyearcherYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
The drama of season three continues as Carrie takes a page out of baby Jessica’s book and falls down a well-actually a mineshaft, but a hole nonetheless. Hanson’s longtime rival shows up in the form of a drunk drifter who likes to sleep on the side of the road. Amye’s re-write corner is very busy this week, and we spend an inordinate amount of time discussing ironing.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at @amyearcherYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
We are traumatized by a trip to Johnny’s Whitesnake fantasy world which foreshadows his Tinder experience / dating disaster. Speaking of trauma, Kreese goes all scorched earth on the new Cobra Kai as he pulls a coup d'etat ala Jennie in the Me-Me B’s circa 1984. Jennie throws a challenge out to our biggest fan, and Amye fangirls over Bon Jovi. We love this show.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at @amyearcherYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
Just saying that - cats don't need shoes, chickens don't need shoes, foxes don't need shoes, bears don't need shoes. This leads us into the 400lb metaphor of the girls needing shoes (as well as the horse). Willie almost dies from eating candy apples. Dumbledore almost loses his bet. Also, Doc Baker doesn't get paid in money, he gets paid in hams.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at @amyearcherYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
Nellie beats a horse until it tries to kill her, and naturally Mrs. Olsen blames 12-year-old Laura. Doc Baker gives one of his especially helpful diagnoses, “She’s no better, but no worse,” “Sometimes this is temporary, sometimes it isn’t.” What the hell Doc? Jennie is a better doctor. We learn about Amye’s encyclopedic knowledge of soap operas and the ill-fated DimeraTimes (her AOL blog). In what we are calling “peak Nellie,” she is manipulating everyone to get a fix for her bizarre, age-inappropriate fascination with dolls. Amye didn’t comb her hair and Jennie didn’t shower. Only the best for y’all.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at @amyearcherYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
Blockbusters: Halloween

Blockbusters: Halloween

2020-10-2901:01:35

A six-year-old maniac murders his sister on Halloween, then does a fifteen-year stint in a mental hospital under what appears to be the subpar psychiatric care of Dr. Loomis. We ask the number one question of the 1970s and 80s, “Where the hell are these parents?” and discover how risky an endeavor babysitting was if you wanted to live past your teens. There are some unsolicited opinions from Gen Z’ers and we even encounter an old pal from Walnut Grove.Show Notes:Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B’s for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at @amyearcherYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.
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