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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.

Jul 29, 2016

This week we're joined by therapist and author, Kathleen Smith, whose book The Fangirl Life is now available. We unpack the book and look at how fangirled can lead their most constructive life while also enjoying all there is to enjoy from our favorite shows and ships. We also find time to chat about the Looking movie, new Gilmore news, and updates from San Diego Comic Con! 

Jul 22, 2016

This week we welcome Carina Mackenzie, executive story editor on The CW's The Originals, to chat about the toxic nature of shipping on the Internet. We look at the beauty of fandom and all the good that's come from having an online community to feel our feelings with -- and then discuss the dark side that's come along with it. We'd love to hear you weigh in! Be sure to find us on twitter or send us an email at shippingroompod@gmail.com

Jul 15, 2016

This is a very exciting week as we celebrate one year of the Shipping Room! In honor of this momentous occasion, we are doing another listener mailbag! We answer questions, play some middle school games, and give out 'ship superlatives. Also, to mark this milestone we've got some super fun news to mark to share! As always, be sure to find us on twitter or on our website to share your thoughts about all topics discussed! 

Jul 8, 2016

We've always made a distinction on our show between the aspirational, angsty, will-they-won't-they 'ships and the stable, successful "relationship goals" 'ships. This week we're celebrating the couples we deem to be #relationshipgoals (and reject some suggestions from the internet). Who are some of your faves? Be sure to let us know! Find us on twitter, leave a comment on our website, or send us an email

Jul 1, 2016

We started our Aaron Sorkin coverage a few weeks ago talking about The West Wing with the ladies of the Wingin' It West Wing Podcast. This week, we welcome Kevin Porter of The Gilmore Guys to look at the rest of Aaron Sorkin's TV legacy, namely Sports Night and The Newsroom. How did you feel about Dana and Casey? Jeremy and Natalie? Don and Sloan? We discuss! Be sure to share your thoughts with us @shippingroompod on twitter or email us at shippingroompod@gmail.com

Jun 24, 2016

Affairs and cheating bring up a lot of confusing feelings for people - especially when we enjoy watching it happen. This week we look at some of our favorite ships that started as affairs and discuss the moral implications of watching them unfold on TV. What do you think? Be sure to share on twitter or the comments section of the website. 

Jun 17, 2016

Sometimes you can see a ship coming from a mile away, but other times a couple seems to come out of nowhere and yet, it works perfectly. This week we discuss some our favorite surprise ships and why they worked so well. Who are some of your favorites? Be sure to share with us on twitter, facebook, or at shippingroompod.com

Jun 10, 2016

Hey all! Just a quick check in to let you know how things are going at the festival. We've attended some incredible panels and are getting ready for the Friday Night Lights tailgate tonight! Be sure to follow us on twitter and periscope as we're going to be broadcasting live from the tailgate tonight. Let us know if there are any specific things you want us to try and find out while we're here. Can't wait to share more!! 

Jun 8, 2016

Listen to our first mini episode of ATX TV Festival weekend for a quick and exciting announcement from Tamar! 

Jun 3, 2016

When a ship sinks, whether due to a break up, or a death, or any other reason, it often feels like it will be impossible to ever ship the characters with anybody else. And yet, as we discuss this week, so often we are able to recover and continue to enjoy these characters in romantic relationships later on. What are some of your favorite examples of this? Be sure to let us know! Find us on (twitter) or email us at shippingroompod@gmail.com

May 27, 2016

This week we're taking a break from television to discuss the relationships that captivating us in literature. We dive way back to our early years and contemplate which tropes and ideas have stuck with us and influenced the ships we love on TV today. Plus we talk about the more recent books we've read and loved and share some of our listeners favorites as well. Don't forget, it's never too late to join the conversation. Find us on twitter (@shippingroompod) and share your thoughts! 

May 20, 2016

This week we're joined by return guest, Drunk Monk podcast host Will Choi and newcomer to the show Steven Brandon, co-writer of Lost the Musical. They're here to talk about....what else? The ships of Lost! Lost had so many compelling and complex relationships. We dissect and chat about the brilliance of one of the greatest shows of our time. Don't miss the opening number of Steven and Will's show, Lost the Musical. And as always, be sure to find us on twitter to continue the discussion and tell us what we may have missed. 

May 13, 2016

After watching your favorite ship dance around getting together (sometimes for several seasons), there's nothing like the first time they actually consummate the relationship. This week we welcome Neely Moldovan back to the Shipping Room to chat all about our favorite "first time" scenes. Be sure to find us on Spotify to find our playlist of first time songs. And don't forget to share your thoughts about the episode with us on twitter

May 6, 2016

This week we're looking at the common love triangle plot device. What makes a good triangle? What makes a bad one? What are some of the greatest triangles in TV history? We discuss! Be sure to share your thoughts and add your own. Find us on twitter or email us as shippingroompod@gmail.com

Apr 29, 2016

One of the most excruciating experiences for a shipper is watching a favorite couple break up. Especially on TV where circumstances often seem to be conspiring to keep our most beloved characters apart. This week we're chatting about all the break ups that left us in shambles. Who are some of your most memorable break ups? Be sure to share with us on twitter and facebook and email us any thoughts you may have at shippingroompod@gmail.com. [Shows covered in week 41: Army Wives, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, Beverly Hills, 90210, Friends and more!]

Apr 22, 2016

Come on in and join us as we chat The West Wing with Andrea and Sallie of Wingin' It: The West Wing Podcast. We look at the genius that is Aaron Sorkin and discuss the relationships that could have been as well as the ones that so wonderfully were. Who are some of your faves? Be sure to share with us on twitter (@shippingroompod) or email us at shippingrompod@gmail.com! We want to hear from you! 

Apr 15, 2016

We welcome two Sex and the City superfans this week, Liviya and Sarah, to chat all about the many loves and lusts of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha. We tackle the age old question, Big vs. Aidan, and gush over our love for Steve, Harry, and Smith. Be sure to share all your SATC thoughts with us on twitter or email us at shippingroompod@gmail.com 

Apr 8, 2016

This week we are joined by Andy and Aaron of the Gossip Guys podcast to talk all about Gossip Girl! With a few detours to Beverly Hills and Capeside, we mostly hang on the Upper East side and dissect what worked and what didn't with our favorite group of entitled teens! Who are your GG faves? Be sure to share with us on twitter

Apr 1, 2016

This week we welcome Emily, Taylor, and Emily of the Worst Friends Forever podcast to talk about our favorite bad boys! What makes a "bad boy" and why is he so appealing as a love interest? We discuss and list some of our favorites (Tamar has A LOT!) Who are yours? Be sure to find us on social media (@shippingroompod everywhere) and tell us your thoughts!

Mar 25, 2016

This week we welcome Natasia Langfelder, who wrote this article for AfterEllen about female couples we 'shipped before shipping was a thing. We explore the idea of same sex couples that never happened and discuss the various reasons why they didn't. Do you have a favorite? Be sure to share with us on twitter (@shippingroompod)

Mar 18, 2016

Many of the ships we talk about have long and tortured stories, often ending in misery and leaving us devastated. Every so often, however, a couple we've been rooting for does make their way down the aisle. This week we talk about some of our favorites. Who are yours? Be sure to share with us on twitter

Mar 11, 2016

All shippers have their favorite moments from their ship's history, and often times those moments are accompanied (and enhanced) by the music playing. This week we take a look at some of the most memorable music that has played at pivotal TV moments--and share some of our favorite clips with you! What are some of your favorites? Be sure to let us know on twitter, facebook, or instagram. You can also find all the songs on the 'ship music playlist on our Spotify (shippingroompod). 

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