Kirstie is a Vermonter and municipal bureaucrat (and yes it's exactly like Parks and Rec, binders and all). She likes music, podcasts, politics, beer, cocktails, Snapchat, knitting and her cat.
April 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 25 mins
claire fraser, db weiss, entertainment, fantasy, feelings, game of thrones, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, hbo, jamie fraser, media, media criticism, media production, mythology, outlander, outlander omnibus, podcast, ronald d moore, sam heughan, starz, television, the daves, thought bubble, thought bubble audio, villains
If you’ve ever wondered how long it takes to travel the King’s Road by horse, highlander, or dragon, or if you’d like to know the difference between seas and oceans, look no further than this, our final episode of the Outlander Omnibus! That’s right folks, it’s finally time to debate the differences between Outlander and Game of Thrones (multitudes rejoice!). Highlights include The Case of the Missing Thirsty Shoulder Footage, How to Make a Villain 101, and a classic Kirstie Feelings Journey™. If you also think Game of Thrones is garbage, come at us in our Twitter mentions @hatewatchwithus!
April 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 29 secs
abc, adaptation, alex bloomberg, alex inc, broadcast, gimlet media, grand designs, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, kevin mccloud, media, media criticism, nailed it, podcasts, radio, reply all, roman mars, scrubs, start up, television, television adaptation, thought bubble, thought bubble audio, zack braff
Everyone's favorite Tuesday-Adjacent podcast is back to get a little meta as we talk about podcasts becoming tv shows and tv shows about podcasts trying to become podcasts companies......or something. We start with the new Zack Braff show Alex Inc., where we struggle with our feelings about Zack Braff, teenage magicians, family comedies, and 401Ks. Get the sco op on the upcoming Hatewatch With Us adaptation including episode synopses, the dream cast, and other hot details. Then we move on to discussing the idea of adapting podcasts into television. We ponder deep questions like which podcasts are television worthy, what podcasts would we hate to watch, and play our favorite game Listen to Kirstie and Kelsey Google. Our main take away was Zack Braff isn't great, ABC needs to stay in their lane, and Roman Mars and Kevin McCloud should face off in a competitive reality show. Send in your pitch package for the Hatewatch With Us TV Adaptation! Best one gets pitched to Hulu.
April 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
bonnie prince charles, bonnie prince douchebag, claire fraser, craigh na dun, friendship, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, jamie fraser, mark me, murtagh, outlander, podcast, romance, scottland, starz, television, thought bubble, thought bubble audio, tv
The good news about this episode is that the Outlander Omnibus is back! The bad news? We promise you two segments but only deliver on one! We promise, it’s actually kind of worth it. We’ll force our feelings upon you, talk about memorable moments and crying at TV, and shout our favorite catchphrase a whole bunch. If we failed to mention your favorite thing about Outlander, tell us at @hatewatchwithus!
March 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
aristocrats, bridal shop, brides, bridesmaids, british tv, castles, coleslaw sandwiches, cottage life, england, events, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, mary portus, mary portus secret shopper, netflix, nonny, peacocks, podcast, secret shopper, television, thought bubble, thought bubble audio, trains, tv, uk, weddings, weekend aristocrat, white men
This week we bring you a gift of pure delight. Two shows full of field trips, lessons learned, and throwbacks to other classic hatewatches. We call this, "Cottage Life, UK". First, we bring you Mary Portus, Secret Shopper, where we visit a bridal shop and eat some coleslaw sandwiches. Kelsey finds out trains exist, Mary Portus' origin story is revealed, Kirstie learns vocabulary and we find ourselves trying to navigate some messily told character stories. Then we transition to Weekend Aristocrats, a show about rich white men and their endless fear of plebs. Kelsey gets to relive the show vicariously through this episode, from peacocks to divorces. Come for the Halloween, stay for the tough conversations about socioeconomic inequality and generational aristocracy.
March 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
claire fraser, cragh na dun, dougal, entertainment, feminism, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, jamie fraser, je suis prest, lord john grey, media, media criticism, men, murtagh, outlander, podcast, sam heughan, starz, television, thought bubble, thought bubble audio, time travel, toxic masculinity, tv
Something strange happened with this episode, as if it fell through the stones at Cragh na dun and got lost for a few days before finding its way back to these, our modern times. Or at least that’s the story we’re going with to explain why this episode is late. This time on the Outlander Omnibus, we’re talking MEN, specifically men we want to bone, more specifically, Jamie. We spend some time objectifying everybody’s favorite fantasy husband, then we expand to discuss the rest of Outlander’s men. Kirstie has some latent feelings about turtlenecks again, and we wrap it all up with the legendary Hatewatch segment, listen to us Google a thing. JE SUIS PREST!
March 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
byob, glam masters, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, mary poppins, movies, podcast, pop culture, reality tv, skin wars, television, the oscars, thought bubble, thought bubble audio
Nothing says content rut like forgetting what both of your segments were and deciding on them by accident. This week we're bringing back a good old fashion BYOB with Glam Masters and Skin Wars. We discuss weird reality TV tropes, compare elimination techniques, and gush about Great British Bake Off. Then we bring you a segment a week behind popular culture, and discuss our feelings about this year's Oscars. Specifically, why we didn't watch this year's Oscars and why we aren't more interested in movies in general. Kirstie and Kelsey go on a first date, we go down memory lane with some of our best childhood field trips, and we meet our Third Chair. It's a big, silly episode and we're not mad about it.
March 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
american girl, american girl dolls, claire fraser, costume drama, gryffindor, harry potter, hogwarts, hufflepuff, outlander, ravenclaw, slytherin, sorting
The time has finally come friends! The Outlander Omnibus has arrived and we are the most hype. First, we introduce you to our unconventional take on the show, Outlander: An American Girl Story. We cover all the hits like Meet Claire! Claire Learns A Lesson! Claire Saves The Day! Claire Makes A Friend! It's a costume drama steeped in historical moments but for Adults (and the occasional Ebay Seller?)! Then, we go a different adaptive route and try our hand at Sorting the characters of Outlander. Find out who the Surprise Slytherin is, which family is most likely to produce Gryffindors, ponder with us why there weren't more Ravenclaws, and appreciate the strength of the Hufflepuff representation. There's truly something for everyone in this episode even if you don't like time travel or pagans!
February 26th, 2018 | 59 mins 47 secs
a princess for christmas, bachelor winter games, buffalo, canada, outlander, romance, sam heughan, vermont
Listen DingleDorks, don't let the name of this episode scare you. It may say Christmas up there but we're really just talking about questionably constructed romances and Sam Heughan's Thighs. We're starting off in the Motherland with Bachelor Winter Games and Kelsey's very first introduction to Bachelor Nation. We have a lot of feelings about Vermont, Chris Harrison's lowkey racism, and Canadians who don't know how to ski. Then, we begin with the Prequel to our Outlander Omnibus with A Princess for Christmas. Good news, it was never really about Christmas. Bad news, we did still watch this movie. Come for the objectification of Sam Heughan's body, stay for the jokes about tight pants and Buffalo. Next week we're coming in hot with all the Outlander content we've been promising you for months, so consider this your warm up episode. We sure did.
February 20th, 2018 | 52 mins 9 secs
brojects, chicken wings, cottage life, home renovations, lake life, martha stewart, nova scotia, potluck dinner party, snoop dogg, splatter guards, vh1
The red thread of this week's topics is chicken wings, so it's bound to be a good one. First, we're revisiting our friends at Cottage Life Network, where we spend some time in Nova Scotia tracking lobsters through the woods with our one true handy brother duo on Brojects. Then, we learn just how metal Martha Stewart is on Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party. Come for the pot puns, stay for the sensible household tips about splatter guards.
February 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
bad place, chidi, game of thrones, star wars, the daves, the good place, yelling
Worlds collide in this episode as you, the listener, get to join us just hours after we learned that the Daves (of Game of Thrones fame) would be given a Star War. We yell, we make bets, we have feelings. This is our bad place folks. Then we take the train over to The Good Place to catch up with Season 2. There is thirst for Chidi, we might have accidentally written a Chidi/Outlander AU, we get a little deep, and Kirstie is disappointed by references. Put it all together and maybe this podcast is just the Medium Place?
February 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 11 mins
back tattoos, fox, mark brandanaquits, new spring tv, spring tv, the resident, what fresh hell is this
We're a day late but happy to be here to bring you the latest edition of What Fresh Hell Is This? This time, we're talking selfies, bad back tattoos, and murder doctors in - you definitely guessed it - the new Fox medical drama The Resident. Then we're diving in with a game about new spring network premieres that includes some retrospection on the television landscape of 2012 and leads us to the long-awaited Redemption Of Mark Brandanaquits. Bonus points to us for only mentioning Outlander three times.
January 22nd, 2018 | 53 mins 20 secs
cheapest weddings, hatewatch, netflix, randos of facebook, randos of instagram
This week we're tackling two classic Hatewatches. First, we start with the Australian import Cheapest Weddings, aka: the Randos of Facebook of Reality TV. The are red carpets, gossipy bowling alleys, tropical storms, crochet wedding dresses, and lots of other budget fun. Then we switch to some Hatewatch Analog to discuss Randos of Facebook and the new reign of terror that is Randos of Instagram. We start off making fun of weddings of the ghosts of high school past, and end up lecturing you on internet safety. At the end of the day, we just want you to be safe and happy out there. Also, have we mentioned that we're watching a lot of Outlander? We really like Outlander.
January 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
awards, hatewatch, hot or tall, television
We did it, we managed to emerge from our Outlander binge to record our first annual Really Fcking Good Television Awards Show (For Nice People Only)! And truly, we deserve an award just for that. In this, our most awkwardly timed episode, we honor the nice television we watched in 2017 and definitely don't associate with any other political events related to awards shows. Come for the Hot or Tall Award, stay for the reveal of Best Hatewatch of the Year (and the surprise musical number). Worth noting - this episode was recorded before the allegations against Aziz Ansari.
January 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
hbo, knitting, outlander, pilot palooza, pilots, rob lowe, scotland, starz, time travel, tv pilots
It's our second favorite Hatewatch Holiday of the year! Pilot Palooza is back with all the shows we didn't watch in 2017. We start with a retrospective of the shows we watched during last year's Pilot Palooza and get emotional about all the friends we've made along the way. Then we dive right in with the 6 shows from our hat. The only thing hotter than Kirstie's mic are all the takes. We had feelings about men, computers, feminism, Scottish men, HBO, Rob Lowe, time travel, and knitting patterns. This was a year of long episodes and an overall impression of "meh". Find out which show stood out in the pack and start making plans for next year's Pilot Palooza. We also have a very special shout out for our first Apple Podcast reviewer! We also deeply apologize for Kirstie's audio quality, take it as a lesson to never spend time in a closet.
December 29th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
beer with geeks, hatewatch, holiday special, life day, star wars, star wars holiday special, thought bubble audio
We're celebrating Life Day with our friends from Beer With Geeks as we hatewatch the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special! Find Beer With Geeks and more at ThoughtBubbleAudio.com.
December 26th, 2017 | 32 mins 4 secs
adam driver, hatewatch, nerducation, star wars, the last jedi
While you wait in anticipation for our very special holiday episode, we're throwing y'all a very special Bind Off of Nerducation this week. That's right, we're here to talk about The Last Jedi, and SPOILER ALERT we're hot for Adam Driver. Kirstie has some additional feelings about the return of blue milk and she can't even count the number of casual women hanging out in this movie. Tl;dr, this may have been our Star War?