Anomaly Podcast (commentary)
Fun but deep episodes on Sci-fi / Fantasy and geek culture. Covering Star Trek, Star Wars, and other sci-fi fantasy TV, book, and movies. In addition to the episodes available here, you'll find many, many more at

Can a beautiful woman in a tight, skimpy suit represent all women? We ask this question and talk about the feminist history behind Wonder Woman. Please see the show notes for links to The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore as well as links to the podcasts and blogs that contributed to our episode. The notes can be found here 

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Jen and Angela celebrate Anomaly's 10th anniversary by answering the question "what is an Anomaly?" Are YOU an Anomaly?

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Harry Potter. Star Trek. Sliders. Outlander. Buffy. Etiquette and Espionage. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies... If the world was ending and you could escape to a fantasy realm based on our reality, which would you flee to?

There are lots of things to consider, like how you would navigate a world full of Hell Mouths...

In this episode we explore these different universes and what makes them twisted realities. We also talk about a few books we've read recently and side track into a short discussion about Minecraft. 

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy these posts: Outlander: Facts in Fiction,  Star Trek: Remember Me with Gail Carriger and Anomaly Fantasy Character Versus

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New Anomaly Series: Jen and Archaeologist Jenny McNiven discuss the historical accuracies that inspired our favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies and TV shows. Our first edition in this new series is about the standing stones in "Outlander". Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel "Outlander" series of novels by Diana Gabaldon.These megalithic structures not only dot the British Isles, but are found all over the world. They also talked stone circles, Stone Henge and Jenny's Scottish ancestry, which she can trace back to the 18th century Inverness.

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If you like this episode, Check out the Outlander discussion we recorded last year »


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This is the last Anomaly episode of 2014; a lost recording made at the Anomaly booth with Jen, Angela, Rico and Noah. We have more lost episodes to share next year: panels, booth chats and interviews. Look for those to be sprinkled into our feed, one by one, next year. Anomaly's next episode, the first of 2015, will be on role playing raid groups and how they relate to our real-life dynamics. Find out what roles Jen and Angela play in their circle of friends and hear funny stories that back up their positions. Coming January 1, 2015.

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In this Anomaly vidcast (a "miniskirt edition"), Jen and Angela list a few geeky holiday movies and television specials, as well as their own nostalgic/mainstream Christmas favs. 

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Merry Christmas! We'll be back next year!

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In this episode of Anomaly Supplemental, KC and Sue do their best to cover a somewhat loaded topic. What's a "Mary Sue"? What's a "Strong Female Character"? Can the same character be both, or are they mutually exclusive? We talk about where the concept of "Mary Sue" in fan fiction, what is has morphed into, and some characters that are generally considered to be Mary Sues. But we also talk about what we feel makes a good, strong, well-developed character, and what "strong" really means in that sense. And of course, some of our favorite personal examples.  The episode carries an "explicit" tag for a little bit of profanity in some quotes.  Please see our show notes at for links to articles and other podcast episodes that we mention throughout.

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Anomaly of Futurma: Love's Labours Lost in Space

In this edition of Anomaly, Jen and Angela discuss "Love's Labours Lost in Space" from Futurama's first season. The hosts talk about their favorite moements in the episode, favorite quotes and recall uncomfortable situations where, in true Zapp fashion, men who thought they were "God's gift to women" turned everything they said into sexual innuendos. Good times...

It's a casual, meandering chat that is lighthearted and fun...until their children crash the party at the end, causing a containment breach.

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Anomaly of Big Bang: The Bakersfield Expedition

In this very late installment of Anomaly, Jen and Angela discuss The Bakersfield Expedition, from the third season of The Big Bang Theory. SPOILER ALERT. If you enjoy this episode, please rate us on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or any of your prefered podcatchers. Join our Facebook Group and folow us on Twitter @AnomalyPodcast. 

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Anomaly of Firefly: Jaynestown

In this edition of Anomaly, Jen and Angela talk about Firefly: Jayne's Town--the episode where Jayne gets a song, a mud statue and a town of adoring followers. He's too proud to live and too dumb to die, Lord knows how his mamma she tried...and he always meant well while he's going to Hell, still it's good to have Jayne on your side. Included in this installment are episode clips, the song: "It's Good to Have Jayne on Your side", sung by Marian Call and Sue's DragonCon panel schedule (if you're going, stop by and say "hi"). Please send your feedback to Visit for this episode's shownotes. There you'll you can find a link to Marian Call's web site and the song played, links to the podcasts we promte in this episode, a link to Sue's DragonCon schedule, subscription information, social media and blog links our newsletter and much more. Please don't forget to Anomaly on iTunes and anywhere Anomaly is available. If you have a few dollars to spare, Anomaly depends on generous donations from the listeners and the hosts are always very grateful for their gifts however small. Tell a friend about the show. Thank you for listening! Keep flying!

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Anomaly of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

In this installment of Anomaly, Angela and Jen discuss the acting, plot, throughlines and symbolisim in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Angela compares the film to the book and Jen talks about little known facts behind the movie. Some symbols that were cited in this episode were derived from Thank you to Tim, Sarah, Kasey, Noah and Michele for their awesome listener comments. Annoucments were made at the end of the commentary and new promos to cool shows were added at the very end of the episode. Check out the show notes for links to a report that Anne wrote in the Anomaly Blog, about a real life Quidditch game that she attended in December. Thanks Anne! Also in the show notes are links to the group who created the intro to the commentary. Find all this and more at If you enjoy this episode please rate us on iTunes, donate to the show or send us an email. We love hearing from you all. 

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Category:Commentary -- posted at: 11:38pm CDT