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Sydnee McElroy, Rileigh Smirl and Teylor Smirl

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Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones), Teylor Smirl and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. "How do you party?" "What do I do with all this hair?" Still Buffering has the answer.

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Still Buffering: How to Operation Blue Ivy

56:46 | Apr 10th

Well, our sisters have returned on no day other than National Sibling Day! To celebrate, we're talking about the hippest of controversies happening with teens today: Operation Blue Ivy...or Blue Varsity? Varsity Ivy???   Music: "Baby You Change Your ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to 90s Teen Quiz

57:56 | Mar 27th

IT'S STILL THE MAXFUNDRIVE! To wrap-up and continue to celebrate this joyous season, we're continuing a tradition we started last year during the MaxFunDrive. Last year, Rileigh quizzed her sisters on how much teen knowledge they had gained from her ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Future Teens (Featuring Charlie Gail!)

53:20 | Mar 19th

IT'S THE MAXFUNDRIVE! To celebrate this most wonderful time of year, we brought on our favorite teen of the future, Charlie Gail McElroy! We wanted to find out what the teens of tomorrow are going to be listening to, watching, and doing, so we went s...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Fictional Female Heroes

53:13 | Mar 14th

We're back with part 2 of our Women's History Month extravaganza! This week, we're discussing some of our fictional female role models, and how female representation for teens in media has changed over time. From Buffy to Hermione and even some princ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Female Role Models

53:45 | Mar 6th

It's Women's History Month! To celebrate this month of celebration, we're all sharing our most inspiring and influential female role models throughout our teen years and beyond. They made us who we are today, and we want to celebrate them! So come sh...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 4

52:04 | Feb 27th

It only took us a year, but we're back with another "Ask a Teen!" We've collected all of your questions like "a squirrel with nuts" as Sydnee would say, and are ready to answer all of them. We go from how to make excuses to get out of plans, to toxic...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Save the Environment

58:13 | Feb 19th

We've talked a lot before about the growing "woke-ness" of this generation, but we haven't spent much time discussing how it is helping our planet. Back in the day, teens knew to recycle and cut those plastic rings, but what else have teens learned t...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Shared Cultural Experiences

52:54 | Feb 13th

The older sisters realized that back in the day there would be widespread cultural moments that thousands of teens everywhere shared, whether it was as a TV series finale or a new album release, there were things to share with people you'd never meet...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Keep Sentimental Items

50:49 | Feb 5th

As we all continue on our path to a tidy living space, we've realized that as teens we can tend to keep a lot of "sentimental" things that we really probably shouldn't, or maybe even throw out things that we wish we hadn't. So let's talk about what w...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Influence(r)

1:00:13 | Jan 31st

All we can talk about this week is the disaster that was the Fyre Festival, so we wanted to find a way we could talk about it on our podcast, and we did! Influencers played a huge role in the Fyre Fest and they weren't even around a decade or so ago,...Show More

Still Buffering: The StillBuff Awards (Live from PodCon2!)

59:34 | Jan 24th

We all made it to Seattle for the podcasting event of the year, PodCon2! To commemorate this momentous occasion, we're hosting the first ever "Young Adult Selection Commendations" or something like that that won't get us in trouble for copyright. We'...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Organize

52:13 | Jan 17th

We're all three obsessed with Marie Kondo and her tidiness (because like, who isn't?) and we want to talk about it, so we're talking about dorm room organization! What do college kids do with all that extra space now that they don't have to store and...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Resolutions

57:33 | Jan 8th

Happy New New! To celebrate the start of a brand new year, we're talking about our resolutions! You know, those things that everyone talks about but most people forget about by February? Well, we're going over all those hip teen resolutions, as well ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Come Home

54:43 | Dec 28th, 2018

Sadly, the holiday season has come to a close, but thankfully we're still in that weird stretch of days where we're all still acting like it's a holiday break! Since our littlest sister has come home for the first time after being away at school, we'...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Christmas Music

56:20 | Dec 19th, 2018

It's the holiday season, which means it's that time of year where everyone remembers that "Baby It's Cold Outside" is kind of a problematic song and we all discuss why, so we wanted to join! We also talk about all of our favorite and not so favorite ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Christmas Prince 2

57:08 | Dec 11th, 2018

HE'S BACK! Our Christmas King has returned and we're here to talk aalll about that royal wedding. We still aren't sure how the royal lineage works in Aldovia or what meat jelly is or why Emily isn't queen but here we are, one whole year later, ready ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen Christmas List 2018 (With our Mom!)

52:16 | Nov 29th, 2018

Our oldest sister is traveling this week, so we've replaced her with our mom! The holiday season has arrived once again, so we're helping you come up with the perfect gift list for your teen in your life! Some of them may be a little out of date, but...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Bras

56:47 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Well, it's Thanksgiving, but we wanted to give you something to listen to so you can recover from all of those conversations you had to have probably about politics or something with your family. So we're talking about bras! And underwear! And hats f...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Youtube with Hank Green!

53:44 | Nov 14th, 2018

The sisters are joined by a VERY special guest this week, Hank Green! Rileigh has attempted in the past to share her knowledge of Youtube, but this week we've brought in an expert who can teach us ALL about kids who make bank off slime videos and may...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Election Day

56:55 | Nov 6th, 2018

All we have to say this week is GO VOTE!     Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Trick or Treat

58:01 | Nov 1st, 2018

The spooky season has come to a close, but before we depart from this most wonderful time of year, we want to talk about trick or treating! Sure, it may be something some people stop doing early on in their teen years, but do we really have to?   Mus...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Haunted Houses

58:43 | Oct 23rd, 2018

It's that ~spooky~ time of year again, and our sisters want to talk about one of the spookiest experiences of the teen and adult Halloween experience: haunted houses! Some go a little too far for our sisters, but among the three of them there's a wid...Show More

Still Buffering: Best of Buffering 3

38:55 | Oct 18th, 2018

Well, 2/3 of our sisters are off being famous authors and illustrators on whirlwind book tours, so our littlest sister has put together a third edition of "Best of Buffering!" She's put together some of their best bits throughout the past few months,...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Documentaries

54:39 | Oct 11th, 2018

Rileigh has been obsessed with Shane Dawson's recent Youtube documentary series, and Sydnee is very confused by that idea, so we're going full documentary nerd! From Sydnee's weird obsession with Burning Man to the rise of Buzzfeed Unsolved and very ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Friendships

52:03 | Oct 3rd, 2018

We know we've talked about friends before, but we realized that non-male friendships in the media kinda get a bad rep, and no one really understands why? Like, could Clueless have done without the boys? And are Rizzo and Sandy really the best duo in ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to American Vandal

56:16 | Sep 26th, 2018

So, there's this show on Netflix called "American Vandal," and all three of us are kind of obsessed with it recently? And it's about teens? So, we're going to talk about it, because it's funny and as it turns out, insightful about teen life as well! ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Shoes

56:41 | Sep 18th, 2018

Now stick with us here, we know you hear "shoes" is our topic and you're like, come on sisters, that's the best you have for us? But HEAR US OUT, did you know slides are now being sold for thousands of dollars? How about shoes that order pizza, did y...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Roommates

49:55 | Sep 13th, 2018

The sisters are back! Fresh from a brief hiatus, the Smirl girls are here to discuss roommates. Rileigh has officially lived with her roommates for about a month now, so she's qualified to talk about living with them, right? From creepy dolls to stin...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Long Distance Relationships

53:40 | Aug 28th, 2018

You have all watched (well, listened to) our littlest Smirl go through some pretty big changes recently, and now she's going through another. Long distance relationships are a part of a lot of people's college experiences, and now Rileigh's too. Come...Show More

Still Buffering: How to First Day of College

53:14 | Aug 21st, 2018

Last week she was moving into her dorm, and this week our littlest Smirl has become a full-fledged college student! We're talking all about how different the first day of college is compared to other first days we've discussed in the past, from the d...Show More

Still Buffering: How to College Move In

48:59 | Aug 16th, 2018

The day has finally arrived! The littlest Smirl sister has packed her bags and moved into her first college dorm. From giant cardboard moving bins to mini fridges on mini fridges, the sisters have covered every possible facet of the college move in e...Show More

Still Buffering: How to College Orientation

50:39 | Aug 7th, 2018

Well, the time has come for our littlest sister's final episode still living at home, this time next week she'll be all on her own in her big girl college dorm! In honor of this momentous occasion, we're talking about the (maybe pointless) college tr...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Family Dinners

54:09 | Jul 31st, 2018

We're sorry we missed our episode last week! All three sisters were on island time, and podcasting can get tricky when you're on an actual island. But, we're back this week and ready to talk about all those awkward family dinners you may have dealt w...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Dorms

53:20 | Jul 17th, 2018

Our babiest Smirl is moving into her very first dorm in just about three short weeks, so our oldest sisters are giving her the perfect list of dorm essentials so she starts her freshman year in the best dorm possible! Even if she becomes known as the...Show More

Still Buffetting: How to Concerts

52:49 | Jul 13th, 2018

Welcome to Still Buffetting, the newest Jimmy Buffett fancast where we only discuss the world through the eyes of the chillest dude, Sir Lord Reverend Dr. James Buffett. In celebration of the most wonderful time of year (island time), we're talking a...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen Game Shows

50:21 | Jul 4th, 2018

In celebration of the remake of the hit teen game show "Double Dare," the sisters are talking all of the classic game shows of the 90s, from "Wild and Crazy Kids" to "Nick Arcade" and all the way into the teen-centric reality shows of today, we've co...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Pride (Now with 50% Teens!)

1:02:12 | Jun 26th, 2018

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, the sisters were joined by one of Rileigh's long time friends, Elizabeth, a teen member of the LGBTQ+ community. This week, Elizabeth joins Rileigh in being the teen voice of our show, ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen Stunts

48:47 | Jun 19th, 2018

Our littlest Smirl sister went on a teen adventure this past weekend where she made some decisions that probably weren't the smartest, and our other sisters realized they'd done the same things (and some dumber things too.) So we're cliff diving into...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Stream

51:08 | Jun 14th, 2018

In the first ever extra early morning edition of Still Buffering, the sisters dive into all of the differences that exist in consumable media of today vs. of the 90s. From Blockbuster to Netflix and the radio to Apple Music and Spotify, a lot has cha...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Conspiracy Theories

58:36 | Jun 5th, 2018

Have you ever doubted that the Earth is round? Or believed that Avril Lavigne is not really still OUR Avril? Then chances are, you might be a teen and you might have been exposed to some crazy Internet conspiracy theories, and today we're diving deep...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Graduation

50:59 | May 31st, 2018

The day is finally here, the day our littlest Smirl sister has officially graduated high school! Before we dive into summer break, we're going over all the high points of the social event of the season: (apparently?) Rileigh's high school's graduatio...Show More

Still Buffering: How to High School

57:20 | May 23rd, 2018

Well, our littlest Smirl sister has completed high school at last. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're taking a look back at all of our high school years and discussing all of our regrets, best moments, and advice to our past selves and all o...Show More

Still Buffering: The Game of Phones (Live from Columbus!)

54:29 | May 19th, 2018

Live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, the sisters play the hot teen game, The Game of Phones! Although Teylor got it confused with something else and it turned into an emoji-off, it still made for some fun, sisterly rivalry live from the Short Nor...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Backpacks

54:27 | May 8th, 2018

Backpacks. An integral part of every teen/school experience. Something that seems as if it's remained constant throughout time, but has it? Despite the general idea remaining the same, a lot has changed about how the teens use their backpacks and wha...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen in The 80s

58:50 | May 1st, 2018

So Sydnee found this book, and it's a very bad book, but it makes for very good talking points on our show, so that's what we're sharing with you today. Apparently teen girls in the 80s had a lot of rules, from archetype roles they had to fit into to...Show More

Still Buffering: How to "Cool" Teen Apps

1:02:36 | Apr 25th, 2018

Teens these days are living their lives inside of their apps, and not the delicious kind that you eat before dinner, but the tech kind that live in their phones! So we're consulting the internets and finding what apps adults think teens are into and ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Prom (Part Two)

55:04 | Apr 17th, 2018

Our babiest sister is fresh off of Senior Prom weekend and is here to give us the inside scoop! We've covered prom before, but now we have a firsthand account of what prom is actually like on this inside. From dancing to "DJs" and everything else we'...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Graduation Songs

59:31 | Apr 11th, 2018

Happy week 2 of the MaxFunDrive! To celebrate our youngest Smirl's impending graduation, we decided to come up with a definitive playlist of the best songs to encapsulate the aura of senior year and graduation, from Vitamin C to Taylor Swift these si...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Life Hacks

51:22 | Apr 4th, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year, the MaxFunDrive! To kick off our yearly celebration of our MaximumFun family, we're diving into the most popular "teen life hacks" of the 90s and of today, and if any of them actually do what they're supposed...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Roadtrips

50:17 | Mar 27th, 2018

It's Sydnee's birthday, so she can finally run for president! Also, our babiest sister just got back from a fun, big kid road trip, so we're talking about them! From the perfect car snack, to music, to road trip duties based on seating position, we h...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Malls

53:22 | Mar 20th, 2018

We've joked for a long time about our collective feelings towards Claire's, a mall staple for decades, and now (maybe unsurprisingly?) they're closing for good. So let's take a look back on what malls were for teens "back in the day" and what they ar...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Flirt

54:12 | Mar 15th, 2018

As requested by a listener, Emma, this week, the sisters are talking about flirting! Sydnee is a self-proclaimed "expert" in flirting, Rileigh believes she is somewhere in the middle, and Teylor is very open about how bad she thinks she is at flirtin...Show More

Still Buffering: How to "Everything Sucks!"

50:15 | Mar 7th, 2018

The new Netflix original, "Everything Sucks!" was basically designed to be discussed on our podcast, so here we are discussing it! On our podcast! From stereotypical 90s fashion to the 90s being /that/ 90s, we've covered it all, so of course, there w...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 3

52:41 | Mar 1st, 2018

We're back with an all new edition of Ask a Teen, where you all can ask America's Favorite Teen, Rileigh Smirl, all of your most dire generation z-centered questions. Also, Cooper is back by popular demand this week with even more of her world famous...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Speak Out

49:41 | Feb 22nd, 2018

It's been a rough week here in America, and we want to talk about it because it seems like teenagers are finally on the front page for something other than Tide pods and fidget spinners, and that something is much bigger than teens have been known fo...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Valentine's Day

48:02 | Feb 14th, 2018

Sorry for the late upload this week again, but one of our sisters had a baby! To celebrate the arrival of another McElroy who showed up just a day before Valentine's Day, we're talking about the day of ~love~ that so many people seem to, well, not lo...Show More

Still Buffering: How to College Prep

50:51 | Feb 10th, 2018

We're sorry for another late upload, it is apparently the time of year where everyone is sick with everything all of the time, including our sisters. But, Rileigh has some exciting news to share and we want to talk about it! So come join us this week...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Sick Days

51:08 | Jan 31st, 2018

The flu season is in full swing, and unfortunately 2/3 of this podcast have contracted some sort of flu-like bug. Not to fear though! The sisters still have an episode for you this week all about the best and worst parts of sick days off of school an...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Internet Challenges

56:20 | Jan 23rd, 2018

We kind of talked about Tide pods last week, but this week we went ALL in on Internet challenges. We talked about all of the dumb and dangerous things teens have been doing on the Internet for views and likes and all the things teens used to do befor...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Procrastinate

49:46 | Jan 18th, 2018

We're sorry this episode is a day late, but we're all really really bad about procrastinating, so that's what we decided to talk about! This episode covers all of the ways to navigate a last minute assignment from Cliff's Notes to Sparknotes and...Ti...Show More

Best of Buffering 2

38:52 | Jan 10th, 2018

This week, our eldest Smirl sister is too sick to make goofs, so we put together some of our favorite and best goofs from all of our shows to make up for it! From Teylor waking up with her hand in a bowl of pasta to our 12 Days of Candlenights song w...Show More

12 Days of Still Buffering (Live from Candlenights!)

34:51 | Jan 4th, 2018

The holiday season may be over, but the spirit of Candlenights lives on all year round! So to save you from those post-holiday blues, here is our live episode from this year's Candlenights Spectacular in our very own hometown of Huntington, West Virg...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Christmas Prince

57:46 | Dec 21st, 2017

We're less than one week away from Christmas and only a day away from Candlenights, so let's talk about one of the most popular holiday movies of this season, A Christmas Prince. It's magical and terrible and hilarious and confusing and we want you t...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Gifts (Live from Podcon!)

1:03:11 | Dec 14th, 2017

We did a live show! At PodCon! In Seattle! We talked more about Claire's because it's been a while since we've reminded you all of the many joys and horrors of that store, and we had a sisterly secret Santa that may have been messed up by our littles...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Caffeine

53:16 | Dec 5th, 2017

Finals and exams and holiday shopping are all happening at once, so we all need a little bit of an energy boost, so why not down a few Red Bulls and Surges? Caffeine becomes a part of nearly everyone's life during the stressful teen years, so let's t...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Safe Dating (Featuring Rychelle Moses)

1:00:49 | Nov 28th, 2017

In this week's very special episode we have a very special guest, domestic violence victims' advocate and youth services coordinator for Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Rychelle Moses! This week, join the sisters in learning about the real danger...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Skincare

51:44 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Bad skin is something most of us deal with throughout our teen years, both "back in the day" and today. But, it seems like today teens are a way more into taking care of their skin with fancy products or covering it up with even fancier makeup. So le...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen Gadgets

49:04 | Nov 14th, 2017

The holiday season has arrived, and that means everyone is struggling to figure out what new hip gadgets to get for the teens in their life for the holidays. Not to fear! The Sisters Smirl have you covered, and are here with the hottest teen gadgets ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Sexism

54:43 | Nov 8th, 2017

Trigger Warning: Mention of suicide, sexual harassment/assault We've all dealt with sexism in some form at some point in our lives, as cool teens, as cool adults, and everywhere in between. So let's talk about how this seemingly unavoidable part of ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to The Craft

55:26 | Oct 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, let's discuss one of the spookiest and teen-iest movies of all time, The Craft! From the real deal spells to the #teenlife drama, this 90s movie had it all, so let's get spooky! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nou...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Halloween Like a Teen

49:38 | Oct 27th, 2017

We're back this week with a ghost who replaced Rileigh and now is just a scratchy, spooky voice from the void. (Actually Rileigh is just really sick so we know her voice doesn't sound great and we know our episode is late, but it's hard to do an audi...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Urban Legends

53:53 | Oct 17th, 2017

It's spoopy season! Since it's the most wonderful time of the year, we're talking about all of the scary stories, myths, and games we heard of and played as teens. Also, Sydnee learns about the Dark Web and we create some of the newest and best consp...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Tattoo

53:10 | Oct 10th, 2017

It finally happened! After being extremely disappointed a few months ago when she couldn't get a tattoo at the beach, our babiest sister has finally been inked for life! So let's talk about tattoos when our oldest Smirl girls were in high school, and...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Help

50:48 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Trigger Warning: Gun violence is discussed in this episode. The world is a scary place, and we've talked before about how we can cope with that scariness and try to overcome our fears, but now it's time to talk about how we all can help. Even teenage...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Dance

50:13 | Sep 26th, 2017

All the teens are out in their fancy dresses and carrying their bouquets, so that can mean only one thing, it's Homecoming season! One of the most important parts of any school dance is, well, the dancing. So let's talk about all of the different dan...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Let Go

49:42 | Sep 20th, 2017

Just like Elsa, there are a lot of things we let go of, like friends, grudges, and even relationships. But does that get harder as we grow older or is it hardest as a teenager? This week, the sisters are answering that question for you and also disco...Show More

Still Buffering: How to DIY Fashion (Live from New York!)

35:30 | Sep 14th, 2017

Join us as we discuss all of the hot teen do-it-yourself fashion trends of years past and years present, all together live from The King's Theatre in Brooklyn, NY! We shared in memories of puff pain and bedazzlers while learning about t-shirt dresses...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Autumn

48:29 | Sep 5th, 2017

It's September! Which means it's basically almost practically Autumn, the spookiest and most exciting season of the year! Since it's our littlest sister's last Autumn in high school, let's talk about all that comes with the best season of the year fo...Show More

Still Buffering: Rileigh's Year in Review

51:21 | Aug 31st, 2017

It's our babiest sister's 17th birthday! To celebrate, the sisters take a look back at all of the advancements our littlest Smirl sister has made since turning 16, and discuss why birthdays are such a big deal in your teens, but not so much once you'...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Gym Class

46:45 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Our youngest sister has managed to escape one of school's worst parts, gym class, and her gym class brought about some pretty interesting stories. So let's discuss all the best and worst parts of this terrible part of school, like parachute day, dodg...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen Vogue

53:50 | Aug 15th, 2017

Out of all the crazy teen media that exists today, Teen Vogue has been getting a lot of attention, and we want to talk about why! Some moms have been hating on (and even burning) the magazine recently, so let's figure out why everyone on FaceBook is ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 2

1:00:24 | Aug 8th, 2017

In a second special question and answer edition, the sisters have answered all of the most heartfelt and ridiculous questions from all of you! From keeping in touch with far away sisters to describing a meme for 5 minutes (yes, this is an actual thin...Show More

Still Buffering: How to College

54:46 | Aug 1st, 2017

Senior year means a lot of decisions, and we've talked about some of the big ones. But we haven't ever discussed the next step: college. From how you decide what you want to do and where you want to go to how you actually get into college, we've cove...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Career Choice

55:04 | Jul 25th, 2017

Since our littlest sister is about to enter her senior year of high school, she's had to think a lot about her possible career choices, and as always her sisters are here to help her figure some stuff out. But no one will ever be able to solve their ...Show More

Still Buffering: Best of Buffering 1

47:32 | Jul 19th, 2017

It's been a hectic week for one of our sisters, so it's time for Still Buffering's first ever super special Best Of Buffering episode! We've put together some of our favorite and your favorite bits and goofs from all of our past episodes, from the sa...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Self Care

54:44 | Jul 11th, 2017

Everyone knows it's important to take care of yourself as an adult when life can get hectic and stressful, but little did you know teens get stressed too! Let's explore all the ways teenagers have maybe even figured out how to take really good care o...Show More

Still Buffering: Teen Tech Update 1: Snapmaps

54:35 | Jul 4th, 2017

In a special edition of Still Buffering, the sisters cover a topic that can't be compared to the generations of Sydnee and Teylor, but rather is so new that we all just want to be updated on the new technology with the teens. So, let's discuss the so...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen Heartthrobs

48:13 | Jun 27th, 2017

We all had those dreamy teens that we dreamt would some day fall in love with us against all odds and whose posters we had plastered all over our bedroom walls, so let's talk about them! From young Rob Lowe to Rider Strong all the way to your newest ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Summer Camp

54:23 | Jun 20th, 2017

From teen summer camp romances to the music classes taught by famous superstar brothers, most people have wondered where the summer camps in movies and tv shows actually exist, and so have the Smirl sisters! To celebrate summer and one of its staples...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Amusement Parks

53:03 | Jun 13th, 2017

In another episode to celebrate the start of summer, the sisters are talking about one of everyone's favorite types of places to go in the summertime, amusement parks! Or are they theme parks? Or are all theme parks amusement parks but not all amusem...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Senior Year

51:26 | Jun 6th, 2017

It's only been summer for about two weeks, but all any of the sisters can think about is the fact that our babies sister is now a senior! To comprehend this crazy thing, the sisters go over everything from the oddity that is a senior photoshoot to se...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Reboot

52:06 | May 30th, 2017

Since this first and most interesting season of the new hit teen show Riverdale has come to an end, it's time to discuss how much our favorite characters of the Archie universe have actually changed, and why they've changed, since the much more whole...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Tanning

49:54 | May 23rd, 2017

Summer is finally here! Our babiest Smirl girl is on summer vacation at last, and you know what that means: soakin' up rays and catchin' those waves! But before we soak up too many of those rays, maybe we should talk about tanning and how safe/necess...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Periods

54:13 | May 16th, 2017

Let's ride that crimson wave over into grown up town and talk about that dreaded monthly visit from Aunt Flow. Or maybe talk about how much we all hate euphemisms for periods. Join the sisters as they discuss that time of the month and...poop ghosts?...Show More

Still Buffering: How to School Food

54:43 | May 9th, 2017

The sisters are back from their short trip to Columbus and are ready to talk about something we've all wondered about at some point. Why is there always pizza everywhere? We finally cracked the mystery of the pizza line's eternal tyranny...and we dis...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Teen Google (Live from Columbus!)

54:32 | May 2nd, 2017

We're back on the stage where we belong and this time we're bringing you a whole episode about Google teen knowledge straight from Columbus, Ohio! From shoes and cool points to Oreo popularity we've got it all right here in this live show extravaganz...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Prom

52:46 | Apr 25th, 2017

Happy Prom season! While the teens in giant sparkly dresses and fancy suits roam the streets in search of the turnt-est after parties and best picture taking spots, the older sisters reflect on their past prom experiences while Rileigh shines some li...Show More

Still Buffering: How to 13 Reasons Why

52:29 | Apr 18th, 2017

With one of Netflix's most popular shows ever being all anyone can talk about recently, we wanted to join in on the conversation too. While the topic is a bit more serious this week and we don't make quite as many goofs, this is just as important to ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to AlternaTeens

52:39 | Apr 11th, 2017

We all know (or may have been one of) those teens that listen to the edgiest music and wear the edgiest clothes, so let's talk about them! From black and white checkered belts to "old" shoes and even the sisters' new band, The Altourniquets, we went ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Spring Break

51:14 | Apr 4th, 2017

April is upon us! Spring has sprung! To celebrate the fact that school is so close to being done and it's so close to summer we can almost smell the sunscreen, we're talking about spring break! From the wild teen beach parties on TV to the reality of...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen

1:02:24 | Mar 28th, 2017

In honor of week 2 of MaxFunDrive and of us reaching our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading members AND because we also hit 15k so all the sisters are getting tattoos, the trio decided to answer all of your teen questions! From dabs to princess battles...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Princess

1:02:58 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Happy MaxFunDrive!! To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year amongst our community of podcasts, the sisters dive into the magical world of Disney princesses! From the somewhat problematic tales of the early 20th century all the way up to the...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Pets

54:18 | Mar 14th, 2017

Sydnee and Rileigh are back from their week on island time and that means it's time to talk about pets! The Smirl Girls have gone through a LOT of pets and have plenty of stories to tell, so come join us! We'll even tell you about Sister Barbara Fish...Show More

Still Buffering: How to News

52:14 | Feb 28th, 2017

What better time to discuss the news than now? This week, the sisters tackle the huge differences between how teens got their news in the 90's and how they get it now. From real deal newspapers and magazines to Twitter hashtags and online magazines, ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Tell the Future

54:05 | Feb 21st, 2017

In celebration of our favorite Mother Collective's birthday, the sisters have decided to tackle a topic both themselves and their mom are very interested in, telling the future (ooooh.) From zodiac signs to cootie catchers, the sisters cover it all, ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Dating (Part 2)

56:25 | Feb 14th, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate this (kinda sucky) day, the sisters continue their conversation on dating that they started many months ago. Last time, they covered how teens start dating and "talking to" someone, and now they're here to tell you...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Internet Videos

1:06:38 | Feb 7th, 2017

Since the older sisters and many more teens of yesterday have been dying to know, this week, Rileigh finally explains YouTube and all of its secrets. From why teen girls want to know what other teen girls just bought at the store to how to make that ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Fan

1:02:49 | Jan 31st, 2017

Even though the beginning of this week's episode sounds like we've started a new Riverdale fan/hatecast, I promise we haven't, we just get really passionate about Archie and teen dramas. Since we needed to discuss the legitimacy of this new show, we ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Birth Control

1:03:04 | Jan 24th, 2017

In this week's very timely episode, the sisters discuss a somewhat more sensitive topic (and one that makes Rileigh very uncomfortable at times), birth control. Since birth control is a phrase most all teenagers have had to hear or even experience at...Show More

A Quick Apology

01:00 | Jan 18th, 2017

Hey everybody. We just wanted to take a second to apologize for the less than great audio quality of this week's episode. We're sorry if it made it hard to listen, and we'll be back with a much clearer episode next week. Thank you for understanding. ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Snow Days

57:37 | Jan 17th, 2017

As the cold, dreary winter season continues to make life a little bit worse for everybody, the sisters reflect on one of the only enjoyable factors of winter during school, snow days. From the trio's combined hatred of winter sports, to the pure joy ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Jobs

1:00:48 | Jan 10th, 2017

We aren't really sure what happened this week, we planned on talking about jobs and somehow the majority of this episode is about troll butts, Batman pizza, and Sydnee's new boat life. So...we tried to stay on topic and we hope you gain at least a bi...Show More

Still Buffering: How to New Year

1:01:53 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Happy New Year from the Smirl sisters to you! It's finally 2017, and we're all happy that 2016 is over. But, is New Year's even really a holiday when you're a teen, and how do teens actually celebrate it when they can't party and none of them have th...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Shopping

57:51 | Dec 28th, 2016

As the holiday season comes to a close, it's time to think about what the most important thing is to do after you receive all of those lovely, thoughtful holiday presents...return them all. This week the sisters try to determine a set of rules for re...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Holidays

1:00:32 | Dec 20th, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year yet again, and we want to celebrate with you! Come join us as we decide what the best holiday movies, music, and traditions are and make some classic holiday season goofs. (And Sydnee does this whole bit with ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Standardized Testing

1:01:01 | Dec 13th, 2016

As the testing season begins for most high schoolers (including Rileigh), the sisters remember some of their favorite memories of school tests and college-entry tests and try to give their youngest and most stressed out sister some advice. Which seem...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Video Games with Justin McElroy!

1:00:53 | Dec 6th, 2016

This week, the sisters are joined by a very special guest who knows more about video games than anyone they know, America's favorite oldest brother, Justin McElroy! Join us as we take a journey through the ever-changing world of video games and learn...Show More

Still Buffering: How (Not) to Bully

1:05:17 | Nov 29th, 2016

In another special late-night edition of the show, the sisters tackle a more serious topic: bullying. All three have many stories to share, many of them about bullies that were surprisingly thorough and dedicated to their bits. But don't worry, the s...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Turkey

1:01:56 | Nov 22nd, 2016

It's Turkey Season! So join the sisters in discussing some of the best holiday traditions and figuring out who all of the people in their family are. Are they the only ones with randos at their Thanksgiving? Or maybe are they the only family too awkw...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Homework

1:03:42 | Nov 15th, 2016

Rileigh has a ton of homework to do, so to help her, her sisters decided to talk about homework for an hour with her, which doesn't really help with the fact she has a lot of work to do, but it was fun! So join the sisters in recounting some of their...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Hair Removal

59:42 | Nov 9th, 2016

This week, the sisters set out to answer a question that's been a staple of the show's description since the beginning, what do I do with all this hair everywhere? Teylo becomes the resident history buff and Rileigh shares a pretty in depth descripti...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Vote

1:00:59 | Nov 1st, 2016

It may be November now, but it's still spooky in the States for at least another week since it's the spookiest season of them all...Election Season! In celebration of the upcoming election, the sisters wanted to give everyone a bit of help just so yo...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Halloween Costumes

51:22 | Oct 26th, 2016

As the spooky season comes to a close, the sisters take a minute to reflect on their past Halloween costumes and some of the most popular ones from their times and share what they're going to be for this Halloween. But, there's also a very extensive ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Monsters

58:35 | Oct 18th, 2016

As a continuation of the sisters' month long celebration of the spookiest month of the year, this week, they discussed all of their favorite monsters! From vampire vs werewolf stereotypes and who the best witch is, they discussed it all. They even de...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Scary Movies

1:00:11 | Oct 11th, 2016

It's officially spooky season! Or as Rileigh would call it, "spoopy" season. To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, the sisters discuss some of their most favorite scary movies and tv series, where we learn Sydnee has been the victim of s...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Late Nights

54:39 | Oct 4th, 2016

This week, Sydnee and Teylor realize that Rileigh is like an old person when it comes to sleep, which is to say, she loves it and needs to go to bed early and sleep late every day. In order to break her of these habits, the older sisters recount thei...Show More

Still Buffering: How to School Spirit

59:02 | Sep 27th, 2016

It's spirit week and you know what that means! It's time for Pajama Day, Character Day, and...a day to dress as a giant pink hard candy? As the older sisters take a journey back through their experiences with spirit week and pep rallies, they try to ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Hobbies

59:49 | Sep 20th, 2016

Join the sisters in celebrating this week, as the babiest Smirl Girl has finally gotten her driver's license! To commemorate this momentous occasion, the sisters talk about some of their favorite things from their teen years to do for fun! Because wh...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Driving

1:01:52 | Sep 12th, 2016

Sadly, the littlest of the sisters has had a rough weekend, after failing her driver's test and missing out on a party with her friends. But not to fear! Her sisters are here to share their driving mishaps and misfortunes, including the answer behind...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Slang

59:19 | Sep 6th, 2016

In this week's much anticipated episode, the sisters finally figure out what all of the new hot teen slang words of today mean! And in doing so, they create their own Smirl Girl Dictionary which includes a few questionable words. Huzzah! Music: "Baby...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Sweet Sixteen

1:03:09 | Aug 30th, 2016

It's the littlest Smirl sister's 16th birthday! In order to celebrate, the older sisters recount their own sixteenth birthday parties which seem to include an odd amount of psychological terror. So light those candles and get to partying with all thr...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Board Games

1:01:54 | Aug 23rd, 2016

The sisters are (sadly) home from vacation this week, but good news! They played some old school board games and they're so ready to talk all about them. And, for the first time in Still Buffering history, there's a video companion to this episode of...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Cartoons

58:17 | Aug 16th, 2016

Join the sisters this week as they take you on a journey through some of their favorite cartoons of the past and the present. And they all got new nicknames, now with alliteration! (Except for Rileigh's but it's still pretty good.) Subscribe on iTune...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Back to School

1:04:36 | Aug 9th, 2016

As summer vacation sadly comes to an end for the youngest Smirl Sister, all three recount their favorite parts about going back to school, and maybe their not so favorite parts too. And Sydnee also shares her lifelong first day of school fantasy that...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Body Image

50:34 | Aug 2nd, 2016

This week, the sisters got a tad more serious than they are in their usual episodes, but with all three of them having personal experiences and troubles with this topic, it was something they felt needed to be discussed. But don't worry, there are st...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Slumber Party

1:04:11 | Jul 26th, 2016

Let's have a slumber party! (Rileigh insists that no one calls it that anymore and will only refer to them as sleep-overs, but guess who's in charge of the text this week?) Sleeping bags are so out, prank calls are more complicated, but we can always...Show More

Still Buffering: How To Rom-Com

1:00:56 | Jul 19th, 2016

Join the trio of sisters in their discussion of the most popular and their most favorite teen romantic comedies. And if you were wondering what in the world was happening between Kanye and Taylor Swift, don't worry, they have you covered on that too....Show More

Still Buffering: How to Break-Ups

1:00:23 | Jul 12th, 2016

The sisters really tap into their teen angst this week while they recount break-ups, then and now. Also, what are the best break-up songs and is it ok to break-up in a text using only emojis?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Food

1:01:01 | Jul 5th, 2016

This week, the sisters discuss all of their favorite foods from their pre-teen and teen years, and collectively realize how gross most of them really were. Also, from the same sisters that gave you Teddy Chair, comes their newest hit product, and you...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Theatre with Lin-Manuel Miranda!

1:02:53 | Jun 28th, 2016

The sisters are joined this week by very special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda to reminisce about the agony and the ecstasy that is the world of high school theatre. Also, just a head's up, the A word is said in this episode. But only like twice.   Music...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Room

50:51 | Jun 21st, 2016

Ever wondered how a cool teen would decorate their room nowadays? No worries, the sisters have you covered! Join the trio on their journey through their past rooms filled with black lights, inflatable furniture, and fake plants.   Music: "Baby You Ch...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Cope

41:02 | Jun 14th, 2016

The world is scary for adults. How must it feel to teens? Rileigh offers us some insight this week. We'll be funny again next week, I promise. Let's just hug and love each other right now. Warning: This episode contains discussions of violence which ...Show More

How to Dares

30:40 | Jun 8th, 2016

Join the sisters for their first-ever live show from the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Not only are classic dares and the latest YouTube dares discussed, you'll actually get to hear the girls attempt some of them. Chubby Bunny! Music: "Baby Y...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Sports

56:54 | May 31st, 2016

The trio of sisters is joined this week by their dad, Low Country Tom, to discuss something their dad has helped all of them with throughout the years, sports!  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to End of Year

52:36 | May 24th, 2016

As Rileigh's sophomore year of high school comes to a close, all three of the sisters reflect on their past last days of school. And Teylor and Sydnee share their sisterly stories of sacrifice and all of the times they all three missed school and wer...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Question Time

1:02:23 | May 17th, 2016

This week, Rileigh helps to answer all of your most pressing questions about teen life of today. Then the sisters go and talk about carrier pigeons and what "wall ball" really is for a large portion of this episode, but they still answer your questio...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Fashion

53:05 | May 10th, 2016

This week, the sisters take a journey through their past closets and end up just doing a lot of making fun of each others' fashion senses. And then of course Rileigh makes a Friends reference every chance she gets.

How to Family Vacation

53:22 | May 3rd, 2016

This week, the Smirl sisters are joined by another guest star direct from Taiwan: Their cousin Kyle (or West Virginia Caveman) to talk about family vacations.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Make Friends

48:09 | Apr 28th, 2016

This week, the trio of Smirl Girls take on a slightly more serious topic that has troubled all three through their teen years, making friends. And then they lighten the mood by talking about their new Friends (the TV show) FanCast and the Great Hunti...Show More

Still Buffering: How To Books

57:23 | Apr 19th, 2016

The third Smirl sister, Teylor, is back again this week to discuss one of the trio's favorite hobbies, reading. Join the sisters as they discuss their favorite books, past required reading for school, and somehow end up connecting the world of Grease...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Nerd

56:02 | Apr 12th, 2016

The trilogy of Smirl Sisters is finally completed this week with the addition of Teylor! As the coolest nerd we know, Tey has some advice for Rilo on how to find her tribe and Syd tries to convince her to embrace her inner tardigrade. Oh, and there i...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Makeup

43:59 | Apr 5th, 2016

This week Sydnee subjects Rileigh to a 90's makeover and Rileigh explains what a glitter beard is. Also, Rileigh tells the best story about twerking and civil disobedience that anyone has ever told. To be fair, it is probably the only story about twe...Show More

Still Buffering: How (Not) to Party

41:07 | Mar 29th, 2016

This week we update you on Rileigh's party status and a brush with law enforcement. We also welcome our coolest uncle, Scampi Mike to help tell Rileigh where she went wrong. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Music

1:03:34 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Rileigh and Sydnee swapped playlists and are ready to take you on a tour of teen music, from the arduous years of cassette rewinding to the dangerous game (that we certainly never played) of illegally downloading music. Also, Rileigh had never heard ...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Movie

52:23 | Mar 15th, 2016

Sydnee and Rileigh watched Mallrats together so Sydnee can reminisce about the glory days of the mall.  Also, these kids just don't watch movies anymore.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Dating (Part 1)

38:31 | Mar 8th, 2016

This week, Rileigh and Sydnee navigate the difficult concept of "talking to" someone. Then, Sydnee makes Rileigh really uncomfortable when she tries to recreate her "Are you my boyfriend?" speech.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Dress (Code)

37:18 | Mar 1st, 2016

This week, the sisters dissect the history of the dress code because, well, honestly, Rileigh just really wants to be allowed to wear yoga pants to school.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Health Class (Sex Ed)

39:00 | Feb 23rd, 2016

This week, Sydnee forces Rileigh to talk about sex ed and she is not comfortable with it.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Memory

48:49 | Feb 16th, 2016

Rileigh and Sydnee try to figure out the best way to record your teenage memories, assuming you want to, and then Rileigh confuses Sydnee with the rules of Instagram and Snapchat   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Valentine

39:32 | Feb 9th, 2016

Rileigh and Sydnee find common ground on this week's episode as they reminisce about the days when everybody had to give you a Valentine and debate the best candy. They even share a more serious sister-to-sister conversation about how far teens have ...Show More

How to Communication

36:49 | Feb 2nd, 2016

From land lines and pagers to subtweeting and group texting, Rileigh and Sydnee attempt to find common ground in the many ways teenagers have found to talk to each other without ever having to venture from their bedrooms.   Music: "Baby You Chang...Show More

Still Buffering: How to Party

29:19 | Jan 26th, 2016

Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. To celebrate their first episode, the sisters throw themselves a cross-generational high school party, comple...Show More

Still Buffering Trailer

00:57 | Jan 20th, 2016

Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. "How do you party?" "What do I do with all this hair?" Still Buffering has the answer. Music: "Baby You Chan...Show More