*** THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR 13 REASONS WHY ***
Because of the massive media impact of 13 Reasons Why, we decided that it was important to have a discussion about the series.
Fair warning: we don't stick to "shipping." The complex relationship between Clay and Hannah is, of course, a topic of discussion - but there are many other important conversation starters on 13 Reasons Why. As you'll hear, we think it's incredibly important to have those talks with your teenagers, friends, co-workers, etc.
We hope you'll find us on social media @shippingroompod after you listen and continue this chat! You can reach out to us individually @writertqb and @ChrissyMarie47. Let's talk.
We're back from hiatus and talking about the 'ships that we totally loved...despite knowing that they totally weren't endgame.
This episode idea came from us from listener Shelby, and sparked a lot of discussion about how fun it is to 'ship a couple briefly, knowing that the longevity of the 'ship probably isn't there.
Is it fun to root for a couple for a quick fling? How are the exits of quick hookups handled? Is there room for 'shipping both 'ships in a fandom? Is there anyone we didn't 'ship Pacey Witter with? We're talking about that and more this week!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! We can't wait to chat!
Part 2 of Listener Top 10 Lists finds Tamar and Christine being more careful about their alcohol, and more amazing Top 10 Lists sent in by YOU! We also announce the winner of our first-ever contest. Which 'ship ended up on the most lists? Was it Jim and Pam, or did Luke and Lorelai take the prize, or did a surprise 'ship beat everyone? Listen and share your thoughts, @shippingroompod! As always, we can't wait to hear from you!
It's party time in the Shipping Room this week! Tamar and Christine have their drinks ready and are going through the Top 10 Ships lists we've received from listeners! We've assigned couples to each host and whenever they come up - we take a drink! Who will be the most popular ships?! Listen and find out!! Don't forget to find us on twitter to continue the discussion! And if you haven't sent us your own top 10 list, it's not too late! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we're talking about jealousy! Sometimes it's great for 'ships - it uncovers feelings that our favorite characters haven't quite admitted to yet. Other times it ruins the happy-ever-after statuses that our 'ships worked tirelessly to get to.
Which moments of jealousy made our list? Is Natalie Merchant's "Jealousy" better than the Gin Blossoms' "Hey Jealousy"? Was Boy Meets World the most jealousy-fueled show of all time? We're talking that and more!
Don't forget to join the conversation! Share your thoughts @ShippingRoomPod on social media! We're waiting to hear from you!
This week we're looking a look at a TV trope that's come up frequently on our show: the idea of "the nice guy."
Is the "nice guy" just a myth? How do actions as a result of insecurity, anger, and entitlement change our view of the guy who's supposedly the "better" choice? Not only that - we're looking at some bad boys who might just be nice guys in disguise.
The conversation never ends here! Be sure to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts. We can't wait to hear from you!
We're taking a break from romance this week to appreciate some of our favorite familial relationships. Veronica & Keith Mars, Dean & Sam Winchester, Lorelai & Rory Gilmore, The Taylors, The Arnolds, The Bravermans...the list goes on!
Who are some of your favorite families on TV? Which dynamics within those families work best? What about friends who become each other's families? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on social media - find us on twitter @shippingroompod or email us at email@example.com.
Tamar and Christine were delighted to chat with Greek creator and Chasing Life showrunner Patrick Sean Smith!
Which 'ships influenced him as he came up as a television writer? What 'ships were the most fun to write? Whose backstory came to them mid-season? What's going on with that Greek reunion movie?
We asked all of that and more!
You can find Patrick Sean Smith on Twitter @SEANSMITH74 and, as always, continue the conversation with us @shippingroompod
The wait is over - it's finally time to talk about Greek!
Greek was a groundbreaking series for ABC Family that centered around the sororities and frats - and the hookups, friendships, and family dynamics that came from them.
Were Cappie and Casey the best 'ship ever? Would Evan and Rebecca have ended up together? Should we have seen more Rusty and Ashleigh? Is Calving just the best? We're talking about all of that and more!
Don't forget to join in the conversation! Find us @shippingroompod and share your thoughts.
This week we're looking at shows that were cancelled early and talking about what could have been for the 'ships that were lost. Doesn't it stink to get invested in something that ends too soon? Is fan-fiction the perfect solution? What's your 'jammie-show?' We're talking about all of that and more!
We're also sharing our thoughts on Riverdale, and Christine's giving an update on her Suits binge!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! We can't wait to hear them!
We're welcoming back Mis-Guided's Paul Gosselin and TV critic Caralynn Lippo, both super soap fans, to discuss some of the greatest love stories on All My Children, One Life to Live, Port Charles, and of course, General Hospital.
With over 60+ years of 'ships to discuss, there was no way to cover every soap from every network in one episode. Look for PART TWO of this discussion in a future episode!
Don't forget to continue this discussion with us on social media! Find us @shippingroompod and share your thoughts!
We're joined this week by Buzzfeed's Jarett Wieselman to celebrate Valentine's Day with an episode dedicated to some of television's most epic moments that celebrate love! Which Jim and Pam moment stood out to us? Are Buffy's best love moments between friends and family? Is every moment between Ian and Mickey epic? We're talking all of that and more!
This week we're joined once again by Drunk Monk Podcast's Will Choi and writer and producer of Lost: The Musical's Steven Brandon to chat about the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones.
We're diving right into the romances on Westeros and chatting about Will and Steven's new project, Game of Thrones: The Musical, which begins previews in Los Angeles on February 10 and opens on February 17.
Remember, the conversation doesn't end here! Find us @shippingroompod to continue the chat!
This week we're checking in on the 'ships from the shows we're currently watching. How are our favorite 'ships holding up at the halfway point? Who's breaking up? Who's making up? What do we think is going to happen next? We're talking about that and more! We're also talking about shows that are returning, and premiering in the coming weeks.
Don't forget to find us and share your thoughts @shippingroompod! We can't wait to hear from you!
We're following up last week's conversation about the "Friends to Lovers" trope with a discussion about 'ships that went from antagonizing one another to falling in love - or at the very least hooking up!
Which 'ships fall into this category? How does it differ from unrequited love? Is this one of the best tropes to watch on television? We're talking about all of that and more, including 'ships from The 100, My Mad Fat Diary, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, and of course, the Flag'Ship, Sam and Diane on Cheers!
Don't forget to share your thoughts with us on social media @shippingroompod - talking to you is the best part of this conversation!
This week we're joined once again by Justin Kirkland (Entertainment Weekly, USA Today) as we chat about one of our favorite 'shipping tropes: when friendship becomes romance.
Which 'ships were big winners in friendship and love? Which 'ships couldn't quite make the leap successfully? Why is this trope so relatable? We're breaking it all down with 'ships from Grey's Anatomy, Friends, The Walking Dead, New Girl, The 100, The Wonder Years, and more!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod to join in on the conversation! We can't wait to hear what your thoughts are!
Tamar and Christine are back in action, talking about howa great love story changes the "bad" girl on television. (Special thanks to Wilmer, the listener who suggested this topic!) We also talk about what qualities make a female on tv appear to be so "bad," and tackle some of our own favorite love stories that made loving these ladies that much more fun!
As always, the conversation doesn't stop here. Find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts! We can't wait to hear from you.
We're answering YOUR questions this week on The Shipping Room! We love these mailbag episodes because it gives us a chance to talk about anything and everything that our listeners want to know about! Which 'ship do we want to double date with? What qualities do we hate in real life but love on TV? What advice do we have for new podcasters? We're answering those questions and more on this week's episode!
We want to wish you and your families a very happy holiday, and we thank you SO much for listening to our show each week. We're so grateful for you and for the role you play in The Shipping Room!
Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!
Stay tuned to our Twitter feed to see who we crown as the Top Ship of 2016, as voted by YOU!
Happy Holidays! - T&C
This week Tamar and Christine are talking about some of their favorite leading ladies on television over the years and what qualities they each look for in a "BAMF," a term that comes up in Kathleen Smith's The Fangirl Life (see episode 53 for more on that!) Are Tami Taylor and Leslie Knope essentially perfect? Which ladies have the best relationships with friends and in love? We're talking about that and more!
Don't forget to share your thoughts with us! Find us on social media @shippingroompod or email us firstname.lastname@example.org! We can't wait to hear from you!
This week we're talking about some of our favorite moments in 'shipping! What were the moments that turned our stomachs in knots? What moments gave us butterflies? Which moments ripped our hearts out in the best ways? We're talking about that and more!
Don't forget to share your thoughts! Find us @shippingroompod on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, and as always at email@example.com. Join the conversation! We'd love to hear from you!
Tamar and Christine are talking about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! We talk about our expectations heading into the revival, returning to our favorite 'ships, our thoughts on Rory's journey, the legendary Kelly Bishop, and of course, those final four words. Be sure to find us on social media @shippingroompod and share your thoughts!
This week we're joined by TV Fanatic and Tell Tale TV writer Allison Nichols to talk about some of the 'ships we're most thankful for so far this year. We also give huge shout-outs to some of our amazing listeners and share the 'ships that they are most thankful for! Don't forget to find us on social media @shippingroompod and tell us which OTP YOU are most thankful for this season!
On Episode 69, Tamar and Christine talk about how pregnancies change the dynamics of 'ships. We also talk about how far television has come handling abortions, as well as how 'ships are affected by fertility issues.
Don't let the conversation stop here! Find us on social media @shippingroompod, and share your thoughts with us! We'd love to hear from you!
Christine's on vacation this week and Tamar is joined by her former Shameless podcast co-host, TV Producer Ariel Kay! We're deep diving into our favorite south side 'ships and dissecting all the Gallagher (and Milkovich!) dynamics. Who are your favorites? Who makes you crazy? Be sure to share with us on twitter or share your longer thoughts via email!