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  • What is Black Friday, Even?
    by clairestemen on November 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Is it a day for sporting fabulous black turtlenecks? No? Well it should be. There should be a day for that. In the ongoing quest to de-fog the sneaky marketing techniques of brands, today we are going to examine the history and purpose and, most importantly, actual savings of Black Friday. Ye Old History of […] The post What is Black Friday, Even? appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 004: Hellas Yeah
    by clairestemen on November 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    This week’s guests: Allison, old reliable, Beer and Theresa, girl with glasses, Dunne! Why do modern, science-loving, cynical people tune in to their weekly horoscopes? How did horoscopes hit the ground running in the modern era? What do the stars reveal to us when we analyze our birth charts? All these questions answered (or postulated […] The post Episode 004: Hellas Yeah appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 003 | Wrapping Laurels Around My Extended Knees
    by clairestemen on November 9, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    This week’s guest: fellow pretentious asshole, Dakota! The last one alive in a slasher film is always the tough, smart girl. The Final Girl. Claire and Dakota try to figure out why that is, especially in light of the highly male and testosterone-infused audience. It’s 3 am and they’re doing their best and Claire definitely […] The post Episode 003 | Wrapping Laurels Around My Extended Knees appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • A Complete Makeup Failure’s Favorite Makeup
    by clairestemen on November 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Hello, I’m Claire, and I’m really not that good at makeup. Only in recent years have I even attempted to form an understanding of the facial art that is cosmetics. You can find me in front of my computer screen watching makeup tutorials trying to understand how the hell to blend eyeshadow and why my […] The post A Complete Makeup Failure’s Favorite Makeup appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 002 | Amish People Love Skipbo
    by clairestemen on November 2, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Listen here: This week’s guest: my sibling David! “The episode reached further than the subject matter itself. I’m never trusting a children’s tv character ever again, and neither should any of Claire’s listeners.” -David Stemen David and Claire take on the disturbing revelation that Thomas the Tank Engine lives under an oppressive, totalitarian regime. It’s […] The post Episode 002 | Amish People Love Skipbo appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]