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The Experience Podcast, Episode 1: Introducing the Experience

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IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE! (Finally!)

Welcome to The Teresa Jusino Experience Podcast, in addition to my new, fancy domain! 🙂 Check it out! It’s teresajusino.com from now on, y’all! Because I’m an ADULT.

TJE Podcast, Episode 1: Introducing the Experience

In the first-ever episode of The Teresa Jusino Experience Podcast, Teresa shows you what you can expect from The Experience. She also fills you in on what’s going on with her writing, talks about why she loves Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project, and starts to tell you the story of the time she almost got left in Berlin when she was a kid. 

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SUPERGIRL RADIO: Catching You Up!

It seems that in all my Mary Sue-ing (I’ll fill you in on my first week in a second post), I’ve completely forgotten to catch you up on Supergirl Radio!

Well, it’s still a lot of fun to do and, in my opinion, our episodes have gotten progressively better! I couldn’t have asked for a better podcast co-host than Rebecca, and we’ve already had two really fun guests join in on the Supergirl conversation! The last episode I posted here at the blog was Episode 2 about Supergirl – The Movie. So, here are the episodes you may have missed since!

SUPERGIRL RADIO – Ep 3 – “Little Girl Lost” (about Supergirl on Superman: The Animated Series)

SUPERGIRL RADIO – Ep 4 – SMALLVILLE: “Kara”/”Fierce” (about Supergirl’s first appearance on Smallville; featuring special guest, Morgan Glennon from BuddyTV)

SUPERGIRL RADIO – Ep 5 – MAN OF STEEL Prequel Comic (featuring special guest, Andy B of The Flash Podcast, and our fearless producer!)

In addition to that, we also announced some big news! Fearless Producer Andy has brought all the DCTV podcasts together to form a sort of “Justice League” of podcasts, and we announced DCTV Podcasts on March 6th! DCTV Podcasts includes Supergirl Radio, The Flash Podcast, Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast, and Legends of Gotham – so if you want to get your fix of talking The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, or Supergirl, DCTV podcasts will allow you to tap into all that sweet comic book show goodness all in one place! Follow DCTV Podcasts on Twitter, Like on Facebook, and show all of Supergirl Radio‘s brother podcasts some love, won’t you? And fear not! Two of those “brother podcasts” – Quiver and Legends of Gotham – also feature lady hosts! Because in this family, everyone gets a say!

I kinda love that my hosting Supergirl Radio falls so beautifully in line with my new position at The Mary Sue. I’m coming at female geeks from all angles, apparently, despite having “given up” pop culture writing not that long ago.

Just when I thought I was out, THEY PULLED ME BACK IN! 😉

 

CHECK OUT SUPERGIRL RADIO!

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Hey there, everyone! As you all know, I’ve recently become the co-host on an awesome new podcast called Supergirl Radio, which will be focusing on the upcoming CBS Supergirl show starring Melissa Benoist, but for now – in our Season Zero – will be exploring the character in her many incarnations.

We premiered last week with Episode 0, our Meet the Hosts episode, where you get to know me and my co-host, Rebecca Johnson, and we talk about our histories with Supergirl, as well as with geekery in general.

Today, we launched Episode 1: Supergirl’s Origins, where Rebecca and I take you to Supergirl School to learn all about the character in her many incarnations. It’s a perfect episode for Supergirl newbies, as well as for people who already love the character, but have a couple of holes in their Supergirl experience, and want to know what versions they’re missing. And as always, we’ve got the latest news items about the Supergirl TV show.

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On this week’s Supergirl Radio, your hosts Teresa Jusino and Rebecca Johnson cover news items about CBS’Supergirl TV series (including Stephen Amell’s speculations about a possible full-on DC TV Universe crossover!), and discuss the origins of the Supergirl character from her comics, animated, and live-action incarnations. Join in on the fun of celebrating and getting to know Kara Zor-el as Teresa and Rebecca prepare for CBS’ Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist!

To listen to the full episode, CLICK HERE. Or you can subscribe to Supergirl Radio on iTunes or Stitcher Radio!

SUPERGIRL RADIO IS COMING IN FEBRUARY! (and Pssst! I'm a Host!)

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So, I’ve been talking a lot lately about how I want to pull away from pop culture criticism and commentary and focus more exclusively on my fiction, and so far, I’ve been doing that. However, I was presented with an opportunity at the end of last year that was too good to pass up, and it’s my one exception in 2015 to my Fiction (and Creative Non-Fiction)-Only Focus in 2015 rule.

There is a new podcast joining the geeky podcast landscape, and I’m one of the hosts! It’s called Supergirl Radio, and it’s a fan podcast devoted to the character of Supergirl and the upcoming Supergirl TV show on CBS! So, why’d I make the exception?

1) We’ve got a mainstream super-powered female protagonist coming to TV! How could I not be down with talking about that? 🙂

2) I’ve always wanted to get into podcasting. When I was approached for this, I’d already been working on creating a podcast of my own. That podcast is still coming (stay tuned!), but in the meantime, I can learn so much from being a part of this. My producer, Andy Behbakht is an experienced podcast producer, having been helming The Flash Podcast for over a year, and my co-host, Rebecca Johnson, has hosted her own Once Upon a Time podcast in the past, so she knows her stuff, too!

3) We need more women in the geek space. I’m thrilled to be hosting this with another woman who’s ridiculously well-versed in Supergirl. I’m more of a newbie to the character, so I’m looking forward to delving deep and providing the newbie perspective that will be complimented by Rebecca’s geeky knowledge!

Anyway, here’s the official press release:

For Immediate Release

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THE FLASH PODCAST LAUNCHES

SUPERGIRL RADIO

TUESDAY, FEB 3!

New Fan Podcast Dedicated to the Upcoming Supergirl TV Show on CBS.

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Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 The Flash Podcast, which launched in December 2013 and was the first fan podcast for CW’s The Flash, is expanding its podcast circle with the launch of its first sister podcast Supergirl Radio, on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd!

Supergirl Radio is a fan podcast devoted to the upcoming Supergirl TV show on CBS, created by Arrow’s and The Flash’s Greg Berlanti and The New Normal’s Ali Adler, and starring Glee’s Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine.

Supergirl Radio will be helmed by female duo Teresa Jusino and Rebecca Johnson, both of whom have made names for themselves analyzing pop culture individually, and will now be joining forces to celebrate the arrival of Supergirl to television.

This fan podcast will begin with a “Season Zero” – as The Flash Podcast did – from February through September 2015, where listeners will get to join the journey and discover more about Kara Zor-El a.k.a. Supergirl, the last daughter of Krypton. Once Supergirl debuts on CBS, Supergirl Radio will become your one-stop shop for all things related to the series. Andy Behbakht, host of The Flash Podcast, is a producer on the show and will work behind the scenes with our hosts.

Supergirl Radio “Season Zero” will provide an in-depth exploration of Supergirl’s history in the DC Comics Universe, dissecting both past interpretations of the character and the current New 52 version throughout the season, with episodes dedicated to iconic storylines and big events that have involved Supergirl. There will also be focus on Supergirl in other media in which she’s appeared, from movies to television and much more!

Supergirl is an upcoming superhero drama by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler (The New Normal, Glee, Chuck) that will be a new interpretation of Superman’s famous cousin as she discovers the heroine within her. Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) was cast on January 22 as the next person to take this iconic heroine to the skies.

CBS gave the Warner Bros. TV project a series commitment on September 19, 2014 and describes as following,“Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”

Site link: http://www.supergirlradio.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/supergirlradio

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/supergirlradio

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/supergirlradio

E-mail: supergirlradio@gmail.com

Supergirl Radio is a fan dedicated podcast and is not affiliated with DC Comics, Warner Bros. Television or CBS Television. Supergirl & all logos and artwork are trademark of DC Comics and DC Entertainment.  

I hope that you’ll share this with friends, and that you’ll be there listening when we debut our first episode on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD!

NEW AT BEACON: "ANNOUNCEMENT: New Feature at Pop Goes Teresa" (and FREE TRIALS)!

There’s a new feature up at my Pop Goes Teresa column at Beacon where you can talk TV with me and fellow Beacon readers! (not to mention a special offer below!)

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Starting later today (with Gotham), I’ll be posting discussions in the Updates section of my profile (subscribers will be emailed whenever a new discussion posts). They’ll go up the day after each show airs every week, and I’ll start each discussion thread with a topic or a question to get ‘er going. This way, you can stop by and discuss the current episodes with me and your fellow Beacon readers! Look for [SHOW TITLE IN CAPS]: [Title] [date] in the list of discussions, and keep coming back to join in the chat about the shows you love! 

If you want to check out the full list of shows I’ll be writing about, you’ll have to subscribe to my work over at Beacon! Starting at only $5/month, you’ll be able to access all my pop culture criticism, as well as the work of 100+ other journalists writing about the topics you care about. Check it out! Once there, please click the “Worth It” button on the bottom of my article! (That is, if you actually like what I’ve written.)

And if you’ve been thinking about subscribing to Beacon, but you’re not sure if you’ll like it, HAVE I GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU! Email me at theteresajusinoexperience[at]gmail[dot]com with “BEACON TRIAL” in the subject line, and I’ll have Beacon send you a free trial to the site! If you like what the other Beacon writers and I do and think we add at least $5.00 a month’s worth of value to your life, you can subscribe after the trial! (And hey, it’d be nice if you subscribe specifically to me so that I can go on doing the work I do. Don’t worry, you’d still have access to the whole site!)

Happy reading, everyone!

NEW AT BEACON: Fall TV 2014-15: Newbies – Week of 9/22

Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from Transparent.

Last week was a bit wonky for me schedule-wise, so I didn’t get my usual Beacon post up, so I’ll be pulling triple duty this week! I’m trying to write about all the show premieres this week – both new and returning shows – that I’m watching and giving you my two cents! So here’s my sum-up of last week’s offerings! Shows include Gotham, Black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder, and Transparent! (You can expect my take on last week’s returning shows and this week’s offerings later this week!)

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The last time I laughed this hard at a comedy pilot was for New Girl, and I think the reasons why I laughed so hard then are the same as why I laughed now. These characters and the way they view and experience the world felt very familiar to me. I’m not Black, but I am Latina, so I’m no stranger to having grown up in a minority culture, valuing that while also valuing mainstream success, and what a delicate balance that is. Creator Kenya Barris captures all the nuance of that balancing act with humor and kindness. There is so much love in this show, and though many of the jokes are very pointed, it’s never coming from an angry or malicious place, and it’s really the first show I’ve ever watched that captures that balancing act this accurately (if anyone has any other recommendations, let me know below!). The characters are also a lot of fun – I can’t wait to see more of “Pops” (Lawrence Fishburne plays him like a gruff teddy bear), and the kids are as nuanced as the adults.

If you want to read and comment on my full post, you’ll have to subscribe to my work over at Beacon! Starting at only $5/month, you’ll be able to access all my pop culture criticism, as well as the work of 100+ other journalists writing about the topics you care about. Check it out! Once there, please click the “Worth It” button on the bottom of my article! (That is, if you actually like what I’ve written.)

Thanks! 🙂

 

NEW AT BEACON: "Fall TV 2014-15 – The Girls Are Back! Mindy and Jess Return to FOX!"

It’s time for my weekly post at Beacon! And as shows continue to return for the current season, I’ll be spotlighting the shows I think are worth watching. This week, two of my favorite, female-fronted comedies returned to FOX. It’s all about The Mindy Project and New Girl!

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One of the things that made me fall in love with [New Girl] from the pilot was the honest, real depiction of modern-day friendships. Many women I know are primarily friends with guys, and I loved that there was a show that was capturing that dynamic. The last thing I wanted was for any of the guys to be a love interest for Jess.

Then, Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt happened. And Jess and Nick happened.

And while Jess and Nick were a cute enough couple, I think they make better friends, and I’m glad the dynamic is back to the way it was at the start of the show. It isn’t that Jess is One of the Guys – she’s very much a girly-girl. But she and her roomies look out for each other. They are friends, with no ulterior motives, and I like seeing that on television.

If you want to read and comment on my full post, you’ll have to subscribe to my work over at Beacon! Starting at only $5/month, you’ll be able to access all my pop culture criticism, as well as the work of 100+ other journalists writing about the topics you care about. Check it out! Once there, please click the “Worth It” button on the bottom of my article! (That is, if you actually like what I’ve written.)

Thanks! 🙂

NEW AT BEACON: "Fall TV 2014-15: Selfie"

 

This week at Beacon, I start talking about the shows, both new and returning, that I’m excited about this year! This week, it’s all about the new Karen Gillan show, Selfie.

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3) The Problem Isn’t ‘Selfies,’ It’s Self.

A while back, I blogged about the fact that I HATE when people get self-righteous about not taking selfies/getting involved in social media/etc, etc as if internet life and “real life” were two different things, and pat themselves on the back for “tearing themselves away.” In fact, Henry on Selfie is just such a person. What I love about the show is that the message isn’t about how horrible this generation is for being wrapped up in social media. What it’s saying is: Caring about others is important. The reason why Eliza is friendless is not because she’s on Twitter all the time, but because when given the opportunity to be a kind person in real life, she often chooses the opposite. The thing is, Henry has the same problem, except he doesn’t have the excuse of a social media presence. Sure, he knows how to appear caring, and can successfully guide Eliza’s behavior and improve her image. Yet he, too, is friendless, alone, and awkward with people in his personal life. Social media is to Eliza what books and work are to Henry. These two characters coming into each other’s lives will benefit them both. Eliza is not the only one who needs fixing. 

If you want to read and comment on my full post, you’ll have to subscribe to my work over at Beacon! Starting at only $5/month, you’ll be able to access all my pop culture criticism, as well as the work of 100+ other journalists writing about the topics you care about. Check it out! Once there, please click the “Worth It” button on the bottom of my article! (That is, if you actually like what I’ve written.)

Thanks! 🙂

NEW AT BEACON: "Why Robin Williams?"

It was pretty inevitable, as it was the biggest pop culture story this week. This week at Pop Goes Teresa, I talk about the passing of Robin Williams.

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When the news broke about Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, I wanted to write about it immediately – but I didn’t know what to say. Then everyone started writing about it, and there suddenly didn’t seem like there was anything left to say. From people being more open about their own depression and encouraging those battling with it to seek help, to Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, revealing that Williams was also suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, to O Captain! My Captain! and Genie tributes popping up everywhere, it seemed like all the bases were covered. 

What interested me most, though, was not only the size of the outpouring of love and grief after his death, but that a lot of it seemed to come from people of or around my generation. Had it been any other performer in his or her 60s who passed away, I’m not sure the reaction would’ve been the same. It would’ve been understandable if we had a similar reaction to the deaths of people like Heath Ledger or Brittany Murphy, contemporaries who left us way too soon (and might have gotten us thinking about our own mortalities); or legends like Lauren Bacall, who actually passed away three days after Williams at the age of 89, and whose career spanned from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the present. 

So, why Robin Williams?

If you want to read and comment on my full post, you’ll have to subscribe to my work over at Beacon! Starting at only $5/month, you’ll be able to access all my pop culture criticism, as well as the work of 100+ other journalists writing about the topics you care about. Check it out! Once there, please click the “Worth It” button on the bottom of my article! (That is, if you actually like what I’ve written.)

Thanks! 🙂

SONG OF THE DAY: "Do the Bartman" – Bart Simpson (voiced by Nancy Cartwright)

Song: “Do the Bartman”

Performed by: Nancy Cartwright (voicing Bart Simpson)

Album: The Simpsons Sing the Blues (1990)

So, I totally forgot that this song even EXISTED until someone played it for me the other day, and I DIED as I was transported back to the early nineties. 🙂

Also, did you know (remember?) that this song was written by Michael Jackson (and Bryan Loren)? Crazy.

Anyway, time travel back with me to a time when The Simpsons was at the pinnacle of the pop culture zeitgeist and kids everywhere (including me) had Bart Simpson t-shirts that said “Ay carumba!” and “Don’t have a cow, man!”

Here’s “Do the Bartman” as performed by Nancy Cartwright doing the voice of Bart Simpson from the 1990 album, The Simpsons Sing the Blues. Enjoy!

** DON’T FORGET THE POUND BY POUND PLEDGE DRIVE –RUNNING APR. 5TH 2013-APR. 5TH 2014 **

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