Welcome to our third year of podcasting, starting with a mystery topic. No, a literal mystery, as in we’re discussing detective fiction. Was Murder, She Wrote a staple on your screen growing up? Does Agatha Christie have pride of place on your bookshelf? Join Les Filles to chat about some favourites!
“But I didn’t do it!” You protest. “Oh no, dear, I’m afraid you did,” Jessica Fletcher says, not unkindly. Her eyes are sympathetic as the police drag you away. (No, seriously, there was literally an episode in which a woman is innocent of the crime and Jessica Fletcher still somehow proves her guilty.)
We wrap up our third year of podcasting with a between-guests palate cleanser, presenting a grab-bag of topics: Mads Mikkelsen at Fan Expo Canada; the latest buzz from TIFF; Benedict Cumberbatch’s failed attempts at a Boston Accent; Tom Hiddleston’s allegedly successful attempt to a southern one; and Tom Hardy’s apparently successful attempt at playing two people at once, neither of whom loved dogs (one presumes).
Welcome to episode 35 in which we welcome Mikki Kendall, writer of the Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide special (on sale now!), to chat to us about writing comics and historical fiction (and, tangentially, about: vodka, politics, Duchess Kate’s shiny hair, and the pain of explaining Tinder to your aunt).
Not only did NBC choose not to pick up Hannibal‘s fourth season, effectively ending the show, but to add insult to injury, they moved the remaining episodes to Saturday. Les Filles have many emotions concerning all of these developments leading to an emergency recording of our second short-form, point-five episode. A regular July episode will still be going up later in the month.
Welcome to Episode 29, wherein Les Filles discuss adaptations- book to screen, stage to screen, screen to stage to screen again. Relatedly, Reidan saw Fifty Shades of Grey. There might have been rum involved.
Welcome to episode 28, where Les Filles discuss with varying degrees of rage about the awards season, the Oscar nominations, idiots who use phones in movie theaters, and Kayleigh’s abridged soliloquy on Bradley Cooper, bastion of cis white male privilege.
Welcome to episode 25, in which we kick off our third year with a special guest. Maya joins us to talk about all the things that books, TV, and film get wrong. She brings with her some scientific perspective, to round out our already fairly comprehensive litany of legal and cultural complaints.
Welcome to episode 24, which brings us to two years worth of content! This month, Les Filles discuss video games, video gamers, and the terrible things that have been happening the past month (months, years) to women in video games.
Music is food for the ears and the soul. We feed your soul (….that sounds appropriately creepy) with our Senior Music Correspondent (Or just Music Correspondent, depending on the timestamp) Ian, from A Matter of Taste!
Welcome to episode 22, where Les Filles talk about Sports (real and e), the Mary Sue, tartans, Snowpiercer, Game of Thrones, American Gods, the Supreme Court of the United States, and some douchebag named Robin Thicke.
Welcome to episode 20, where Les Filles discuss “strong female characters” and the problems therein, with entertaining side jaunts down Comic Book Way, treatment of women in media including Hannibal, Game of Thrones, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a patented Kayleigh Rant on The Following.
(I looked long and hard for the right image, and Maria’s headshake of disappointment seemed to fit.)
It’s time to reminisce about being a baby nerd and what we were obsessed with as Les Petite Filles. And also Le Petit Garçon, as we are joined by Made of Fail founder, executive producer and all around Starter of Things, Kevin!
There are some sound and editing issues, due to a lack of avocado sacrifice.