Xena: Warrior Podcast

Xena: Warrior Podcast

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Xena: Warrior Podcast is a weekly show where three film school grads (Vera, Katie, and Livy) over-analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess. This 90’s classic deserves more critical attention and appreciation within the television canon, and th...Show More
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101: 6x15 “To Helicon and Back”

2:15:35 | May 14th

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, war is hell! Vera, Katie, and Livy go once more into the breach with 6x15 “To Helicon and Back,” the show’s biggest battle epic, and the grim conclusion to the Amazons’ storyline. We discuss the many references to ...Show More
100: 6x14 “Path of Vengeance”

1:48:10 | Apr 29th

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, fables have never been sexier! Vera, Katie, and Livy are reckoning with 6x14 “Path of Vengeance,” an episode that goes back to the show’s roots with a plot full of Amazon justice and juicy moral dilemmas. We discus...Show More
99: 6x13 "You Are There"

1:29:57 | Apr 14th

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST: You! Are! There! Vera, Katie, and Livy investigate 6x13 “You Are There,” a comedy experiment that stretches the show’s tonal boundaries. We discuss the forerunners of the fourth wall-breaking reporter, including X-...Show More
98: 6x12 "The God You Know"

2:15:46 | Apr 2nd

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, welcome to our bacchanalia -- try the grapes! Vera, Katie, and Livy enjoy some late Roman decadence with 6x12 “The God You Know,” a messy rollercoaster of giddy highs and problematic lows. We discuss Alexis Arquett...Show More
97: 6x11 “Dangerous Prey”

1:21:33 | Mar 18th

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the hunt is on! Vera, Katie, and Livy are stalking 6x11 “Dangerous Prey,” Renée O’Connor’s second outing as a director. We discuss the strategies Renée used to beef up this episode’s weak script, the terribly-named...Show More
96: 6x10 "Old Ares Had a Farm"

1:36:55 | Mar 4th

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, *cue banjo*. Vera, Katie, and Livy are making hay with 6x10 “Old Ares Had a Farm,” one of the show’s final, and most lovable, comedies. We discuss its use of nostalgia, not just in the subplot about Xena’s childhoo...Show More
95: 6x09 "Return of the Valkyrie"

2:30:21 | Feb 18th

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, go on and kiss the girl! Vera, Katie, and Livy are living a fairy tale with 6x09 “Return of the Valkyrie,” the conclusion to the show’s ambitious Rheingold trilogy. We discuss the complicated question of what aspec...Show More
94: 6x08 "The Ring"

1:54:20 | Feb 4th

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, is this burning an eternal flame? Vera, Katie, and Livy are tracking more monsters in 6x08 “The Ring,” the second installment of the show’s Wagnerian mashup. We discuss how this ep compares to the middle chapters o...Show More
93: 6x07 "The Rheingold"

1:42:33 | Jan 22nd

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re Ringing in the new year with 6x07 “The Rheingold,” the first installment of the show’s most ambitious serialization experiment yet, a three-parter! Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss the story’s roots in Wagner, N...Show More
92: 6x06 "The Abyss"

1:53:08 | Dec 17th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, you’re looking good enough to eat! Vera, Katie, and Livy are hungering for some flesh with 6x06 “The Abyss,” which features three fantastic cave scenes surrounded by...cannibals and Virgil? We discuss the highs and...Show More
91: 6x05 "Legacy"

1:43:52 | Dec 10th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’ve got sand up the wazoo! Vera, Katie, and Livy discover strange beauty in the desert with 6x05 “Legacy.” We discuss this episode’s moral questioning as it returns to the wellspring of the show’s most potent ide...Show More
90: 6x04 "Who's Gurkhan?"

2:35:24 | Dec 4th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy analyze 6x04 “Who’s Gurkhan?,” one of the show’s bloodiest outings thus far and the phenomenal kick-off to a Gabrielle-centric trilogy of eps that center around her ever-evolving relationship ...Show More
89: 6x03 “Heart of Darkness”

1:33:34 | Nov 19th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we live to sin! Vera, Katie, and Livy wrangle with the infernal 6x03 “Heart of Darkness.” We discuss our problems with this episode, its wonky take on Xena’s character, its reductive moral determinism, and the tota...Show More
88: 6x02 “The Haunting of Amphipolis”

1:52:55 | Nov 12th, 2018

This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy ain’t afraid of no ghost in 6x02 “The Haunting of Amphipolis,” the show’s Halloweeniest Halloween episode. We discuss its many horror homages including Evil Dead, The Exorcist, Poltergeist, and The Haunting of Hill Ho...Show More
87: 6x01 "Coming Home"

1:30:14 | Nov 4th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy are kicking off Season Six with 6x01 “Coming Home.” We discuss the show’s weird decision to change its credit sequence so late in the game, screenwriter and fan-turned-pro Melissa Good and the...Show More
Hermes Mailbag 04 (Part 2) - Starring Vera Farmiga as Joxer!

1:38:40 | Oct 12th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy weigh in on the Xena reboot, favorite OTP’s, Gabrielle’s hair, and so much more in Hermes Mailbag 4 (Part 2) – “Starring Vera Farmiga as Joxer!” Join us as we answer such questions as ‘What co...Show More
Hermes Mailbag 04 (Part 1) - Let's Kill Virgil

1:34:14 | Oct 8th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’ve got mail! Vera, Katie, and Livy are taking your questions in Part One of our supersized Hermes Mailbag. This week, we’re only answering questions directly to related to Season 5, so get ready as we discuss ou...Show More
86: 5x22 "Motherhood"

2:26:37 | Oct 1st, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Hope springs eternal! Vera, Katie, and Livy have reached the season finale, 5x22 “Motherhood,” which fulfills our Hopes by ending the often-lackluster Season 5 with a bang—actually many, many bangs. We discuss ques...Show More
85: 5x21 "Eve"

2:09:39 | Sep 24th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we have seen the light! Vera, Katie, and Livy experience a revelation with 5x21 “Eve,” the emotional continuation of Season 5’s final story arc. We discuss director Mark Beesley’s masterful use of camera movement; ...Show More
84: 5x20 "Livia"

1:46:02 | Sep 17th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, all roads lead to drama! Vera, Katie, and Livy continue our journey through the final arc of Season 5 with 5x20 “Livia.” The show makes a time jump and (surprise!) the future ain’t great, as we’re reintroduced to E...Show More
83: 5x19 "Looking Death in the Eye”

2:03:55 | Sep 10th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s a trap! Vera, Katie, and Livy take on 5x19 “Looking Death in the Eye,” the tricky kickoff of the four-episode arc that ends the season. We discuss this episode’s long con and whether it works on second viewing...Show More
82: 5x18 "Antony & Cleopatra"

1:35:04 | Aug 27th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, walk like an Egyptian! Vera, Katie, and Livy are cruising the Nile with 5x18 “Antony & Cleopatra,” a sultry and extravagant romance unafraid to show Xena and Gabrielle in a morally ambiguous light. We discuss direc...Show More
81: 5x17 “Kindred Spirits”

1:22:11 | Aug 20th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we were on a break!!! Vera, Katie, and Livy find domestic bliss with 5x17 “Kindred Spirits,” a mixed bag of Joxer nonsense and Xena/Gabs amazingness. We discuss Xena and Gabrielle renovating their dream home, the i...Show More
80: 5x16 "Lifeblood"

1:11:10 | Aug 8th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re going back in time, all the way back to 1997 when Rob Tapert thought he could sell the world on ‘Selma Blair goes to Prehistoric Times to Teach the Amazons How to Dance!’ Vera, Katie, and Livy are listening t...Show More
79: 5x15 “Married with Fishsticks”

2:38:38 | Aug 6th, 2018

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST!!! This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy break out their bikinis and put little umbrellas in their Tiki drinks for 5x15 “Married with Fishsticks,” which according to some fans is the worst Xena...Show More
78: 5x14 "Amphipolis Under Siege"

1:54:30 | Jul 30th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s a battle on the home front! Vera, Katie, and Livy return to where it all began with 5x14 “Amphipolis Under Siege,” a rousing episode that marks the beginning of the show’s return to form. Xena's back in her be...Show More
77: 5x13 "Eternal Bonds"

1:20:02 | Jul 16th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Chris Manheim is at it again! Vera, Katie, and Livy are getting hot and heavy with 5x13 “Eternal Bonds,” a.k.a. A Very Hetero Episode that is nonetheless very attuned to the characters and kicks off the quality ups...Show More
76: 5x12 "God Fearing Child"

1:41:34 | Jul 9th, 2018

Oh baby, it’s time for another episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy have a special delivery with 5x12 “God Fearing Child,” and ARGH get out of the way, Hercules!! We discuss this episode’s mothers and fathers, as Xena reckons with ...Show More
75: 5x11 "Punch Lines"

1:28:33 | Jul 2nd, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, live free or pie hard! Vera, Katie, and Livy are horsing around with 5x11 “Punch Lines,” a clip show celebration of Xena’s comedies. We discuss how this episode fits into the tradition of Gabrielle-focused clip sho...Show More
74: 5x10 “Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire”

1:24:24 | Jun 25th, 2018

Welcome, all you baddest mama jammers, to another episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy are rocking out to 5x10 “Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire,” the show’s second, way-more-mediocre musical episode. Season FIVE! *shakes fist* We discus...Show More
73: 5x08-09 "Little Problems" & "Seeds of Faith"

1:55:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy are in the soup with 5x08 “Little Problems” and 5x09 “Seeds of Faith.” We discuss what these two episodes have in common: reflective surfaces conveniently placed everywhere you need them! We a...Show More
72: 5x07 "Back in the Bottle"

1:01:02 | Jun 4th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, you spin me right round baby right round! Vera, Katie, and Livy put up a force field to protect themselves from 5x07 “Back in the Bottle,” the staggeringly lazy, tone deaf conclusion of the Chin two-parter. And you...Show More
71: 5x06 "Purity"

1:05:14 | May 28th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST -- ugh, next slide! Vera, Katie, and Livy take on 5x06 “Purity,” the first half of the show’s misguided return to Chin. We discuss the shallow characterizations of new characters Pao Ssu and K’ao Hsin, Joxer’s blata...Show More
70: 5x05 "Them Bones, Them Bones" Live at Xenite Retreat!

50:25 | May 22nd, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, welcome to the doghouse! Vera, Katie, and Livy are proud to present 5x05 “Them Bones, Them Bones” recorded LIVE AT XENITE RETREAT 2018! First we give you the deets on our pre-Retreat brush with celebrity and we int...Show More
69: Xenite Retreat 2018 + 5x04 "Animal Attraction"

1:37:32 | May 14th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy clip on their deputy’s badges and prepare for a showdown with 5x04 “Animal Attraction.” But before we discuss the show’s baffling decision to reveal Xena’s pregnancy in a rom-com western, we g...Show More
68: 5x03 "Succession"

1:17:49 | May 7th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, may the odds be ever in your favor! Vera, Katie, and Livy get their Hunger Games on with 5x03 “Succession,” a high-concept, small-scale gem and Steve Sears’s final credited contribution to the series. We discuss th...Show More
67: 5x02 "Chakram"

1:19:51 | Apr 23rd, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, our prayers are answered! Vera, Katie, and Livy take a spin with 5x02 “Chakram,” an episode with an inspired premise and a less-than-inspiring execution. We discuss its disappointingly reductive take on Xena’s mora...Show More
66: 5x01 "Fallen Angel"

2:21:30 | Apr 16th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, oh no, we’re going to hellllllll! Vera, Katie, and Livy take flight in 5x01 “Fallen Angel,” the spectacular season premiere and the most technically audacious Xena episode yet. We discuss the then-cutting edge digi...Show More
XWP Minisode 05 - Queerbaiting (and Why Xena Isn't!)

1:39:08 | Apr 9th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, queer fans deserve better! Before Vera, Katie, and Livy embark on S5, we’re talking about Queerbaiting (and Why Xena Isn’t), the topic chosen by patrons in our Patreon poll. From Supernatural to Supergirl, Rizzoli ...Show More
Hermes Mailbag 03 - Transcendent Luuurv

1:42:36 | Apr 2nd, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’ve got mail! Vera, Katie, and Livy (along with special guests, Borias and Satrina!) celebrate the end of Season 4 by answering the questions you sent to our ultra-chic Hermes Mailbag!
65: 4x22 "Déjà Vu All Over Again"

1:42:32 | Mar 26th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, become your breath, and on the count of ten, think yourself back to Ancient Greece! Vera, Katie, and Livy clarify their remembrances of 4x22 “Déjà Vu All Over Again,” the inexplicable Season 4 finale and Renée O’Co...Show More
64: 4x21 "The Ides of March"

2:48:59 | Mar 19th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we choose the Way of Friendship. Vera, Katie, and Livy fulfill their destinies in (beware!) 4x21 “The Ides of March,” the sorta season finale, the culmination of several major long-running arcs, and a perfect expre...Show More
63: 4x20 "Endgame"

1:36:53 | Mar 12th, 2018

In our village, every Monday we listen to a new episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy play for keeps with 4x20 “Endgame,” where shit gets real and major characters who’ve been part of the show for YEARS get killed...in the teaser!? ...Show More
62: 4x18-19 "The Convert" & "Takes One to Know One"

1:57:39 | Mar 5th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, get your aloe vera ready because the Queen of Sick Burns is back! Vera, Katie, and Livy go up against Najara again in 4x18 “The Convert.” Next, it’s 4x19 “Takes One to Know One,” which tries to solve the mystery of...Show More
61: 4x17 "The Play's the Thing"

1:51:03 | Feb 26th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, all the world’s a stage! Vera, Katie, and Livy go to the theater in 4x17 “The Play’s the Thing,” the show’s most meta episode yet. We discuss the importance of examining Gabs’s character through a humorous lens at ...Show More
60: 4x16 "The Way"

2:31:16 | Feb 19th, 2018

Watch out, because this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST we are armed and dangerous! Vera, Katie, and Livy have found 4x16 “The Way,” the final episode of the India arc, and it is SOMETHING ELSE. We discuss the backlash that led to this ep’s temporary r...Show More
59: 4x15 “Between the Lines”

1:54:10 | Feb 12th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, karma’s a bitch! Vera, Katie, and Livy move on to the second episode of the India arc, 4x15 “Between the Lines,” and good mother, we’re afraid we don’t understand a lot of this. So many questions, like how does the...Show More
58: 4x14 “Devi”

1:41:57 | Jan 29th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the power of Eli compels you! Vera, Katie, and Livy take a passage to India in 4x14 “Devi,” the lushly produced first stop on Xena and Gabrielle’s tour of the subcontinent. Ready the Problematic Jar because we kick...Show More
57: 4x13 "Paradise Found"

2:29:53 | Jan 22nd, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the real you is bleeding through! Vera, Katie, and Livy do their best sun salutations in 4x13 “Paradise Found,” a sexy, thinky yogafest that kicks off the India arc with its own unique mix of Hinduism, Taoism, and ...Show More
56: 4x12 "If the Shoe Fits"

56:13 | Jan 15th, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful podcast called XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. And on this podcast there were three maidens named Vera, Katie, and Livy who lived in a little house in the woods where they did nothing all day except watch episodes of Xe...Show More
55: 4x11 "Daughter of Pomira"

1:02:15 | Jan 8th, 2018

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s the child custody battle of the century in 4x11 “Daughter of Pomira.” Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss this episode’s major cinematic influence, The Searchers, and the ways in which this episode fails to live up ...Show More
XWP Minisode 04 - "Hercules & Xena: The Animated Movie"

46:17 | Jan 1st, 2018

Come with us across the sea of time this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST as we tackle "Hercules & Xena: The Animated Movie - The Battle for Mount Olympus!" Vera, Katie, and Livy have a lot of questions about this feature length animated spectacular, an...Show More
54: 4x10 “The Key to the Kingdom”

1:04:00 | Dec 18th, 2017

Oh baby, it’s time for another episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy are in search of 4x10 “The Key to the Kingdom,” a starring vehicle for… *record scratch* Bruce Campbell? WTF, is this a joke? You’re telling us Xena and ...Show More
53: 4x09 “Past Imperfect”

2:07:15 | Dec 11th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, what’s past is present. Vera, Katie, and Livy take on the imperfect but hugely ambitious 4x09 “Past Imperfect.” We discuss this episode’s complex, emotionally ambiguous treatment of Xena and Borias, its introductio...Show More
52: 4x08 “Crusader”

2:12:51 | Dec 4th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, convert or die! Vera, Katie, and Livy worship at the feet of 4x08 “Crusader,” which introduces one of the show’s most fascinating antagonists. We discuss Najara as this episode’s point-of-view character, her many i...Show More
51: 4x07 “Locked Up and Tied Down”

2:00:28 | Nov 27th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re singing the Shark Island Prison Blues. Vera, Katie, and Livy are sentenced to watch 4x07 “Locked Up and Tied Down,” the eleventh-best episode of all time! Meet Thalassa, a.k.a. Crabs Woman, who has the distin...Show More
50: 4x06 “A Tale of Two Muses”

1:18:59 | Nov 20th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, move your body! Join dancing queens Vera, Katie, and Livy as we sashay our way through 4x06 “A Tale of Two Muses,” XWP’s joyous homage to the 80’s classic, ‘Footloose.’ We discuss the episode’s playful political sa...Show More
49: 4x05 “A Good Day”

1:39:52 | Nov 13th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, make love not war! Vera, Katie, and Livy don their best battle armor and take on 4x05 “A Good Day,” the most fiercely anti-war episode to date and the continuation of the series-long arc charting Gabrielle’s relati...Show More
48: 4x04 “In Sickness and in Hell"

1:10:42 | Nov 6th, 2017

The laughter is contagious this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy suffer through the gross-out extravaganza, 4x04 “In Sickness and in Hell.” Foot rot, talking lice, peeling skin, the runs, numb tongue, peeling skin, goat poo, Nargo...Show More
47: 4x03 "A Family Affair"

2:08:57 | Oct 30th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, prepare to encounter the scariest thing in the world: a family reunion. Vera, Katie, and Livy are going home for 4x03 “A Family Affair.” Half domestic drama, half gothic horror, this episode has everything, includi...Show More
46: 4x02 “Adventures in the Sin Trade, Part 2”

1:45:14 | Oct 23rd, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy continue their visit with the Northern Amazons in 4x02 “Adventures in the Sin Trade, Part 2.” We discuss the stylistic and tonal shifts that hinder this episode from matching the badassery of ...Show More
45: 4x01 “Adventures in the Sin Trade, Part 1”

2:18:59 | Oct 16th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss the most important aspects of 4x01 “Adventures in the Sin Trade, Part 1.” Lucy Lawless’s bone structure, Lucy Lawless’s chanting, Lucy Lawless’s eyes, Lucy Lawless’s cry-faces, Lucy La...Show More
Hermes Mailbag 02 - Callisto: IN SPACE!

1:21:33 | Oct 9th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy are still processing all the intense emotions from the end of S3, so to let off some steam, we’re having a party podcast where we... open our mail. (We really know how to par-tay!) It’s anothe...Show More
XWP Minisode 03 - "Armageddon Now Parts 1 & 2"

1:18:11 | Oct 5th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we are DIIIIISSAAAAPPOINTED, because we're watching two episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In this special Patron-funded episode, we discuss the Herc/Xena crossover two-parter "Armageddon Now." All hail ...Show More
44: 3x22 “Sacrifice Part 2”

1:51:51 | Oct 2nd, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, no more living for you! Vera, Katie, and Livy are dying from the drama of 3x22 "Sacrifice Part 2," the final plunge in Season 3’s wrenching rollercoaster.
43: 3x21 “Sacrifice Part 1”

1:18:45 | Sep 25th, 2017

Burst out of your flesh cocoon and witness this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy have reached 3x21 “Sacrifice Part 1,” the first half of the epic season finale. We discuss this episode’s busy synthesis of Season 3’s many plot threa...Show More
42: 3x19-20 "Tsunami" & "Vanishing Act"

1:39:24 | Sep 18th, 2017

All hail the King of Thieves this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy watch an Autolycus double feature, because double the Bruce Campbell is never a bad thing. First we discuss 3x19 “Tsunami,” Xena’s tense, breathless take on a disa...Show More
XWP Minisode 02 - Buffus the Bacchae Slayer!

1:22:24 | Sep 11th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, she saved the world a lot. No, not Xena...though she saved it too (she saved it FIRST)! But in this special episode of the podcast, Vera, Katie, and Livy are taking a break from our regular schedule to analyze the ...Show More
41: 3x18 "Fins, Femmes and Gems"

1:03:11 | Aug 30th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re going fishing! Vera, Katie, and Livy hang out by the lake with 3x18 “Fins, Femmes & Gems,” a frothy farce that also functions as…an advertisement for DeBeers? We discuss what could have been before the last-m...Show More
40: 3x17 “Forget Me Not”

1:57:37 | Aug 28th, 2017

You’re lime green jello and you can’t even admit it to yourself in this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy go up against the green-eyed monster in 3x17 “Forget Me Not,” an ingenious clip show that is actually an intimate character st...Show More
39: 3x16 “When in Rome…”

1:52:39 | Aug 21st, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, all roads lead to Rome! Vera, Katie, and Livy take on the Triumvirate in 3x16 “When in Rome…”, an epic sequel to “Destiny” that introduces us to a new place, culture, and several significant new characters, all whi...Show More
38: 3x14-15 "Forgiven" & "King Con"

1:47:28 | Aug 14th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re here to protect wimps and kick the crap out of jerks! Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about the sweet, thematically rich post-Rift episode 3x14 “Forgiven,” in which baby Shiri Appleby sports a horrible mull...Show More
37: 3x13 "One Against an Army"

2:15:21 | Aug 7th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, things are getting sweaty! Vera, Katie, and Livy are swooning over 3x13 “One Against an Army,” the sweetly intimate semi-conclusion to the Rift arc. In this episode, things go from bad to worse as Gabs sprains her ...Show More
36: 3x12 "The Bitter Suite"

2:35:34 | Jul 31st, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Buckle up, Totos, we’re going on a magical mystery tour through the land of Illusia! That’s right; Vera, Katie, and Livy have reached the musical masterpiece, 3x12 “The Bitter Suite.” J...Show More
35: 3x11 "Maternal Instincts"

2:13:46 | Jul 24th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy take on a real mother of an episode, 3x11 “Maternal Instincts.” The conclusion to the trilogy begun with “The Deliverer” and “Gabrielle’s Hope,” “Maternal Instincts” picks up the dangling thre...Show More
34: 3x10 "The Quill Is Mightier..."

1:17:21 | Jul 17th, 2017

Something smells fishy this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss the final comedy before the Rift resumes, 3x10 “The Quill Is Mightier…” This episode features some of our favorite XWP all-stars, with Ares, Aphrodite, Joxer, an...Show More
33: 3x08-09 "The King of Assassins" & "Warrior…Priestess…Tramp"

1:32:00 | Jul 10th, 2017

We’re seeing double this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy catch a doppelgänger double-header of 3x08 “The King of Assassins” and 3x09 “Warrior…Priestess…Tramp.” Is it weird to watch a bunch of comedies in the middle of the pitch-d...Show More
Hermes Mailbag 01- Burrito Dreams

2:02:26 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Girls just wanna have mail on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy dip into our Hermes (Hermès?) mailbag (it’s fancy! AND delivered real fast!) to answer your Qs! Topics include: how we would reboot XWP (and, more importantly, wou...Show More
32: 3x06-07 "The Debt" & "The Debt II"

2:35:56 | Jun 25th, 2017

Pack your bags and don your fashionable winter cloak, we're going on an adventure on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy travel to the kingdom of Chin for 3x06 "The Debt" and 3x07 "The Debt II." This classic two-parter has a winnin...Show More
31: 3x04-05 "The Deliverer" & "Gabrielle's Hope"

2:25:51 | Jun 20th, 2017

Things take a dark turn this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. Vera, Katie, and Livy find themselves at a major crossroads with 3x04 “The Deliverer” and 3x05 “Gabrielle’s Hope.” Together they mark the beginning of one of Xena’s most ambitious, dramatic,...Show More
30: 3x02-03 "Been There, Done That" & "The Dirty Half-Dozen"

1:17:37 | Jun 12th, 2017

*rooster crows* This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy are experiencing some serious déjà vu (with a side of subtext) in 3x02 “Been There, Done That.”  *rooster crows* This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy are e...Show More
29: 3x01 "The Furies"

1:17:34 | Jun 5th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, why I oughta…!!! Revenge tragedy meets the Three Stooges in 3x01 “The Furies.” Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss this polarizing episode’s eccentric depiction of madness through slapstick comedy, heartbreaking callback...Show More
28: 2x21-22 "Lost Mariner" & "A Comedy of Eros"

1:37:09 | May 29th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, love is in the air -- and so is Xena, flipping like she’s never flipped before. Vera, Katie, and Livy are flipping, too, because this is the final podcast for Season 2! First we take to the high seas with 2x21 “Los...Show More
27: 2x20 "The Price"

1:27:58 | May 22nd, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the horror, the horror! Vera, Katie, and Livy plunge into the heart of darkness with 2x20 "The Price." We discuss the anti-imperialist war films that inspired this very ambitious episode, the subtlety of Xena's ine...Show More
26: 2x18-19 "Blind Faith" & "Ulysses"

1:50:14 | May 15th, 2017

‘Til death do us part this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy tackle a couple of Season 1 throwbacks: the entertaining standalone 2x18 “Blind Faith” and maybe the worst episode ever??? 2x19 “Ulysses.” Both episodes feature our leadi...Show More
25: 2x16-17 "For Him the Bell Tolls" & "The Execution"

1:41:52 | May 8th, 2017

Ring a bell and flip it out for XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy talk love and war and Law & Order. First it's 2x16 "For Him the Bell Tolls," in which Ted Raimi is way sexier than he has any right to be. We discuss Joxer's self-...Show More
24: 2x15 "A Day in the Life"

1:20:33 | May 1st, 2017

The subtext is text this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. Vera, Katie, and Livy let it all hang out in 2x15 "A Day in the Life." We discuss this beloved episode's break from formula: its handheld camerawork, fearlessly goofball performances, and self-r...Show More
23: 2x13-14 "The Quest" & "A Necessary Evil"

1:44:18 | Apr 24th, 2017

Oh my Goddess, it’s time for another episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy embark on a quest: 2x13 “The Quest,” that is! This integral ep is a wild ride, with tragic soliloquies following right on the heels of screwball si...Show More
22: 2x12 "Destiny"

1:44:01 | Apr 17th, 2017

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend your ears to a new episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy flash back to ten winters ago in 2x12 “Destiny,” an episode that delves deep into Xena’s past and has huge implications for her fu...Show More
21: 2x11 "Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis"

1:20:20 | Apr 10th, 2017

She's beauty, she's grace, she's XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. This week Vera, Katie, and Livy get their pageant on in 2x11 "Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis," a deceptively light episode that has big ambitions, tackling gender and gay culture directly, som...Show More
20: 2x09-10 "A Solstice Carol" & "The Xena Scrolls"

1:51:54 | Apr 3rd, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s beginning to look a lot like...Solstice? Vera, Katie, and Livy get into the holiday spirit (yes, even though it’s April) by watching 2x09 “A Solstice Carol.” We chat about our favorite TV Christmas specials, p...Show More
19: 2x08 "Ten Little Warlords"

1:05:51 | Mar 27th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, who will be the next God of Waaaaar? /reality show announcer voice. Vera, Katie, and Livy attempt to solve the mystery of 2x08 "Ten Little Warlords." This mediocre ep, with its half-baked Agatha Christie premise (l...Show More
18: 2x07 "Intimate Stranger"

1:19:38 | Mar 20th, 2017

This week on BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE PODCAST, get ready for --*record scratch*-- wait, what? Who are we?? Which series is this?!?! Identity crises are the name of the game because Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about 2x07 “Intimate Stranger.” With the ...Show More
17: 2x06 "Warrior...Princess...Tramp"

39:12 | Mar 13th, 2017

Beware the trusty shamrock on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy continue on the topic of sequels with 2x06 “Warrior...Princess...Tramp,” a comedy sequel to last season’s “Warrior...Princess.” We talk about the strategies this s...Show More
16: 2x05 "Return of Callisto"

1:19:39 | Mar 6th, 2017

On this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, guess who’s back and badder than ever? AIIIIIIIEEEEE its Callisto!!!! Vera, Katie, and Livy dedicate the podcast to an in-depth discussion of 2x05 “Return of Callisto.” In the tradition of all great sequels, this...Show More
15: 2x03-04 "The Giant Killer" & "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

1:21:28 | Feb 27th, 2017

Join us for a Bacchanalia on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! First Vera, Katie, and Livy debate whether 2x03 “The Giant Killer” is a gigantic waste of time or maybe only a tiny bit bad? Sure the pace is slow and the plot predictable, but there's a...Show More
14: 2x01-02 "Orphan of War" & "Remember Nothing"

1:32:18 | Feb 20th, 2017

On this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Season 2 here we come! Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss 2x01, “Orphan of War” and 2x02, “Remember Nothing,” both very juicy episodes about the people Xena loves. And foremost among them...wait for it...wait for it.....Show More
XWP Minisode 01 - New Zealand!

31:22 | Feb 16th, 2017

Welcome to our very first XWPodcast MINISODE! For each one of these we'll be exploring bigger/broader topics as related to Xena: Warrior Princess in even more glorious detail than in our regular Monday show (which means we'll be talking freely about ...Show More
13: 1x23-24 "Death Mask" & "Is There a Doctor in the House?"

1:40:30 | Feb 14th, 2017

Charge those defibrillators, it’s time for another episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST..."STAT!" This is a milestone week as Vera, Katie, and Livy reach the end of the first season! But before we can celebrate, we find ourselves DISAAAAPPOINTED by 1x23 ...Show More
12: 1x22 "Callisto"

1:10:05 | Feb 6th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST--AAAIIIEEEEEEEEE!!! We’re screaming because it’s time to talk about 1x22, “Callisto!” Vera, Katie, and Livy take on the titular character in all her glory, discussing the ways in which her physicality, costuming, di...Show More
11: 1x21 "The Greater Good"

54:24 | Jan 30th, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Gabrielle steps into Xena’s boots (and boobs?)! We’ve reached 1x21, "The Greater Good" and it is A BIG DEAL, so much so that we’re devoting a whole episode of the podcast to it. (1x22 "Callisto" gets the same treat...Show More
10: 1x19-20 "Altared States" & "Ties That Bind"

1:17:42 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Daddy issues abound on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! First Vera, Katie, and Livy talk about 1x19 “Altared States,” notable less for its ripped-from-the-Old-Testament plotline and more for its insinuating teaser, which, uh, is so NOT about fishin...Show More
09: 1x17-18 "The Royal Couple of Thieves" & "The Prodigal"

1:38:18 | Jan 16th, 2017

The Bruce is loose this week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Bruce Campbell makes his first appearance as Autolycus in 1x17, “The Royal Couple of Thieves,” bringing with him his signature comedy stylings and Robin Hood-y charisma. Vera, Katie, and Livy dis...Show More
08: 1x15-16 "Warrior...Princess" & "Mortal Beloved"

1:31:05 | Jan 9th, 2017

Take a stroll with us through (Tartarus) the Elysian Fields on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy laugh it up at the first purely comic Xena ep, 1x15 “Warrior...Princess,” a Mark Twain mash-up of mistaken identity and courtly in...Show More
07: 1x13-14 "Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards" & "A Fistful of Dinars"

1:08:31 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Uh-oh, this is a week of contrary opinions on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST. Vera, Katie, and Livy wax poetical over the improbable gem, 1x13 “Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards,” which despite being a clip show -- that much loathed episode format u...Show More
06: 1x11-12 "The Black Wolf" & "Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts"

1:01:26 | Dec 26th, 2016

Sing, muses, as we embark upon another epic episode of XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! This week Vera, Katie, and Livy partake in some whiskey and tackle the Robin Hood-style swashbuckler 1x11, “The Black Wolf,” in which Salmoneus pays homage to Xena’s amazin...Show More
05: 1x09-10 "Death in Chains" & "Hooves and Harlots"

1:28:36 | Dec 20th, 2016

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Vera, Katie, and Livy embark on the Sisyphean task of finding deep meaning in the not-very-deep 1x09, “Death in Chains,” in which King Sisyphus lives in Disney’s Haunted Mansion and Gabrielle falls for a BFOTW so g...Show More
04: 1x07-08 "The Titans" & "Prometheus"

1:07:43 | Dec 12th, 2016

The two episodes featured on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST share a relationship status of “it’s complicated.” First, the Titanic ménage à trois of 1x07, “The Titans” (ew, get a room, guys, if only you could find one large enough!). Then there’s t...Show More
03: 1x05-06 "The Path Not Taken" & "The Reckoning"

1:24:49 | Dec 6th, 2016

On this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we confront Xena’s ultimate weakness: hot tubs! Xena’s penultimate weakness, btw, is men with well-muscled arms, which makes this pair of episodes, 1x05, “The Path Not Taken” and 1x06, “The Reckoning,” quite the ...Show More
02: 1x03-04 "Dreamworker" & "Cradle of Hope"

51:39 | Nov 28th, 2016

What dreams may come in this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy venture through the dreamscape of 1x03, “Dreamworker,” which lays the foundations of one of the show’s biggest emotional arcs: Gabrielle realizes that becoming a warrior...Show More
01: 1x01-02 "Sins of the Past" & "Chariots of War"

1:26:50 | Nov 21st, 2016

Walk alongside our horse as we begin this wild and magical ride through Ancient Greece. It's the very first episode of Xena: Warrior Podcast! This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy explore the humble beginnings of our dear Warrior Princess on parent show H...Show More
00: A World in Turmoil Cried Out for a Podcast

03:17 | Nov 17th, 2016

Xena: Warrior Podcast is a weekly show where three film school grads (Vera, Katie, and Livy) over-analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess. This 90’s classic deserves more critical attention and appreciation within the television canon, and th...Show More