Really Weird Stuff E20: Twin Peaks – The Black Widow

On episode 20 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 12: The Black Widow”. This episode was written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels and directed by Caleb Deschanel. It’s best known as the one where Dougie dies and Denise and Audrey help Coop clear his name. For an episode that features Evelyn, James, and that Little Nicky business, it’s surprisingly funny. Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

DID Coop learn to taste random white powders at Quantico?
WHAT is the deal with the woman from Galway?
WHO has the more compelling forehead, between James and Malcolm?

PLUS: We analyze Audrey’s reaction to meeting Denise!

Editors note: In this episode, we mention that the episode titles were added after they first aired in the United States. The titles were later bestowed by unknown persons when they aired on German television.

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Really Weird Stuff E19: Twin Peaks – Masked Ball

On episode 19 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 11: “Masked Ball”. This episode was written by Barry Pullman and directed by Duwayne Dunham. It’s best known as the one with the Milford Wedding and the introduction of DEA Agent Denise Bryson (David Duchovny)! Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to fawn over Denise and explore such mysteries as:

WHY are there so many psychotic outfits in this episode?
WHERE is Doc Hayward?
WHAT possesses Josie to return to Catherine?

PLUS: An idea that’s sure to catch on – The Objections Brunch!

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Really Weird Stuff E17: Twin Peaks – Arbitrary Law

On episode 17 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 9: “Arbitrary Law”. This episode was written by Mark Frost, Harley Peyton, and Robert Engels. It wasperhaps slightly over-directeddirected by Tim Hunter, but it also feels like a seminal episode for The Return. It’s best known as the one where BOB shuffles off to Buffalo, taking Ray Wise with him. Special guest Ryan Weadon of Ex-Rated Movies Podcast joins us to explore such mysteries as:

WHY do they mis-translate ‘J’ai une âme solitaire’?
WHAT is the deal with BOB’s folksy personality?
ARE Lucy and Andy actually children in adult bodies?

PLUS: Piper Laurie is on WikiFeet!

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Really Weird Stuff E15: Twin Peaks – Lonely Souls

On episode 15 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 7: “Lonely Souls”. This episode was written by Mark Frost and directed by David Lynch. It’s best known as the one where Maddy goes galloping back to Missoula, Montana. To help us discuss the DOOZIEST of doozies, we have TWO special guests: Both halves of the Ex-Rated Movies Podcast, Ryan Weadon and Matt Fisher! We explore such mysteries as:

WHAT does the S. stand for in Harry’s full name?
WHY a horse?
HOW does David Lynch make history’s most unsettling hour of network television?

PLUS: Matt coins the phrase, The Coop Loop*!

*T-shirts forthcoming

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Really Weird Stuff E14: Twin Peaks – Demons

On episode 14 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 6: Demons. This episode was written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels. It was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. It’s best known as the one that calls out the “Really Weird Stuff” directly (Gordon Cole, played by David Lynch, makes his first on-screen appearance). And Al Strobel knocks it out of the park as Phillip Gerard and MIKE, an otherworldly inhabiting spirit who broke good to stop his former partner in crime from killing again.

Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

DOES Twin Peaks have an official ACAB stance?

WHO wore the red plaid jacket best?

WHY must we hear “Just You and I” every time we see James and Donna on screen together?

PLUS: Brugos has some mind-blowing theories on Tulpas, Maddy, and why Gordon Cole is deaf!

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Really Weird Stuff E8: Twin Peaks – The Last Evening

On episode 8 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing the Twin Peaks season 1 finale: The Last Evening, written and directed by Mark Frost. It’s the one with all the cliffhangers, including Coop bleeding out on the floor of his hotel room. This episode originally aired on May 23rd 1990 and angered 11 million viewers, who thought they were going to learn who killed Laura Palmer. Hosts Annie Malone and Jessica Baxter explore such mysteries as:

HOW much does Hank spend on payphone calls?

WHY is Doc Hayward literally everywhere?

WHAT makes Coop so good at Blackjack?

PLUS: How invested is Leo in the plot of Invitation to Love?

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New Podcast: Really Weird Stuff! Episode 1 – The Twin Peaks Pilot


Welcome to Twin Peaks, an Eastern-ish Washington town full of eccentric characters and plenty of really weird stuff for Annie Malone and Jessica Baxter to discuss at length. For our pilot episode, we discuss our personal histories with Twin Peaks and David Lynch, the origin of the show, and of course, THE Pilot, which aired on April 8th, 1990 on the American Broadcasting Company. 

On RWS, we aim to analyze each episode of Twin Peaks in the context of the whole, including Fire Walk with Me, The Missing Pieces, The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, The Secret History of Twin Peaks, and The Final Dossier. This episode is a taste of where we’re headed. Please subscribe, and add us on insta (@reallyweirdstuffpod), and twitter (@reallyweirdpod). We will continue this deep dive into all things TWIN PEAKS in Fall of 2021.

Really Weird Stuff is available on all major Podcast apps and our website. Or download the pilot directly by clicking here!

Paid in Puke S1E6: Carrie

Carrie

We dive head-first into Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror classic, Carrie*! It’s Keggers With Kids all episode-long as we’re joined by 12-year-old Lucy Green to discuss public school sex ed, detail-oriented bullies, and Piper Laurie’s one-of-a-kind line readings.

We also reveal what we would do with telekinesis. And, for a special treat, check out our Facebook page to see who wore it (pig’s blood) best: Carrie or Amy!

*Editor’s note: We had some audio issues during the recording of the episode. My apologies for the inconsistent levels and my big, stupid laugh occasionally piercing your eardrums. -Jessica