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Jan 20, 2017

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!

Jan 13, 2017

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!

Jan 6, 2017

Happy 2017!

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.

Dec 23, 2016

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

Dec 16, 2016

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 shippingroompod@gmail.com! We can't wait to hear from you!

Dec 9, 2016

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 shippingroompod@gmail.com. Join the conversation! We'd love to hear from you!

Dec 2, 2016

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! 

Nov 24, 2016

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! 

Nov 18, 2016

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! 

Nov 11, 2016

This week we're heading to Broadway to explore some of our favorite ships in musicals. Who are some of yours?? Be sure to share with us on twitter or send us an email!! 

Nov 4, 2016

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

Oct 28, 2016

This week we're talking about toxic 'ships: two people who totally SHOULDN'T be together, but we can't help but 'ship them, despite the evidence that says otherwise. What makes toxic 'ships so fun to watch? Are there supporters for even the most toxic 'ships? We talk about that and more in Episode 66! Don't forget to share your thoughts! Find us on social media @shippingroompod and keep the conversation going! We can't wait to hear from you!

Oct 21, 2016

WARNING: THERE IS SPOILER TALK IN THIS EPISODE ABOUT GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE

In Episode 65, we are joined by Tell Tale TV's Ashley Bissette Sumerel to chat about the Gilmore Girls Revival; who should Rory end up with? Will Lorelai and Luke get married? Are Paris and Doyle still just as amazing? We make our predictions and get into everything that we hope to see when the Gilmore Girls hit Netflix with new episodes on November 25!

Oct 14, 2016

Back in Episode 10, we talked about some of our favorite BroTPs, those platonic 'ships that are much less about romance and much more about keepin' it friendly. Over the last year, we've discovered that we love SO many BroTPs that we just had to give this topic a Part 2! Don't forget to share your favorites with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or shippingroompod@gmail.com! 

Oct 7, 2016

This week we're talking about the 'ships that we fell in love with...and then later actively stopped 'shipping! What happens when you love a 'ship, but begin to hate one of the characters? What about those 'ships who never get a happy ending because something better comes along? Or those 'ships that go into an endless cycle of the same 'ol, same ol' until you just lose interest? We're tackling all of those and more in this episode!

Sep 30, 2016

This week we're catching up with current events! Fall TV is here and we couldn't be more excited! We talk our the new show we're most interested in tuning into as well as the returning shows (and 'ships!) we can't wait to see again. What (and who!) are you most looking forward to?? 

Sep 23, 2016

This week we're joined by Christina Ciammaichelli, Content Coordinator for Entertainment Weekly, to talk about those first magical moments that made us start 'shipping some of our favorite couples, and also how incredible it is that so many 'shippers have different triggers. What made you start 'shipping Josh and Donna? How early did you realize Pacey and Joey were 'true love' on the creek? Do pilots intentionally start painting love stories immediately? We talk about all of that and more!

Sep 22, 2016

In this bonus episode of The Shipping Room, Tamar and Christine chat with Hart of Dixie creator Leila Gerstein about her take on romances in Bluebell, Alabama! Was Zade always endgame? How did George end up with AB? What IS Zoe and Wade's son's name? We tackle all of that and more!

Sep 16, 2016

This week, we're visiting Blue Bell, Alabama! Join us in the Shipping Room as we dissect the relationships of Zoe Hart and the rest of the crew on Hart of Dixie. Were you a fan of Lavon and Lemon or did you prefer him with Annabeth? Was Wade really Zoe's soulmate or should she have wound up with George? Do you love Tom and Wanda as much as we do? Listen now and share your thoughts with us on twitter or via email

Sep 9, 2016

In episode 35 we talked about our favorite TV weddings. This week, we're remembering the best moments leading up to those weddings with our favorite TV proposals. We discuss the funniest, the sweetest, and the most over-the-top. What are some of your favorites?? Be sure to share them with us on twitter or email us your thoughts at shippingroompod@gmail.com. (NOTE: Audio gets a little wonky toward the end. Bear with us!)

Sep 2, 2016

Tamar is back this week, and we are so excited to welcome Lissete Lanuza to talk with us about 'shipping on Once Upon a Time. Are you a fan of Captain Swan or does Swan Queen rule your world? Did you love Neal? Will True Love win for Rumbelle? Does Jennifer Morrison have chemistry with everyone? We get into all of that and more this week!

Aug 26, 2016

Tamar is off this week, and Christine is joined by her husband, animator and cartoon enthusiast, Matt Laskodi, to talk about their favorite animated couples. Were we conditioned to believe in "happily ever after" from childhood based on the love stories of our Saturday morning friends? We break down that theory and more as we talk about 'ships from The Flinstones to The Simpsons to Adventure Time and everything in between!

Aug 19, 2016

This week we're looking at May/December romances, or love stories between two people who are many years apart in age. We look at our favorites and discuss the merits of them all. What can we learn from these relationships? Why do they work? Why don't they? We get the conversation started and hope you'll join us and continue it! Find us on Twitter or email us!! 

Aug 12, 2016

Using a very loose definition of the term 'crack ship,' we look at unlikely pairings within one show and across different shows that we like to fantasize about! Much of this discussion is fueled by our audience and we'd love to see the conversation continue on social media. Which characters would make a great starting point for a compelling fan fiction? What is your dream crossover ship? Share with us on twitter or send us an email!

Aug 5, 2016

We're so excited to have Aaron & Andy of The Gossip Guys Podcast back with us to chat all things Dawson's Creek. We rewatched some classic episodes to prepare ourselves and then dove head first in Capeside. Dawson vs Pacey, Jack's groundbreaking storyline, Joey singing On My Own - we tackle it all. Be sure to share all your thoughts with us on twitter or email us at shippingroompod.com.

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