Gen X, This is Why.

Gen X, This is Why.

Gen X, This is Why is a podcast that re-examines the sometimes bizarre and often scarring media from our shared childhood. Jennie and Amye, sisters and sometimes mortal enemies, are your hosts. Our first stop is Walnut Grove as we take a fresh look at our favorite frontier family (as if we can name another), the Ingalls. There is some seriously weird sh*t in this show that answers a lot of questions...... Show More

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March 4, 2021 65 min

Join us as we weigh in on the classic John Hughes love story of a high school torn apart by socioeconomic factors. Andie is an unpopular high schooler who has three handsome boys fawning over her, two of whom are filthy rich, and the other worships the ground she walks on. While Andie struggles to choose which boy she’ll take to the prom, she seeks solace in a variety of characters including: an eccentric Annie Potts, a young (and ...

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Pa and Mary go to the big city to visit John Jr, only to discover he's got a side piece: City Mary. Charles is appalled that boozin' and whorin' happens on the reg in the Windy City, and demands justice by shaming a newspaper editor who DGAF. Meanwhile, Caroline gets to stay home and do laundry. It's okay though, she'll see Chicago on a postcard someday. Jennie wakes before noon and calls it a victory, while Amy...

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Season four starts with a whimper as the only thing really worth talking about here is the death of Jack and the emergence of the adorable Bandit. The “christians” of Walnut Grove are on their worst behavior as they refuse to let an 80-year-old window into their congregation. Jonathan Harvey comes to town with some whiskey, Mary is her narc-iest yet, and Laura carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Jennie thinks of some ...

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Join us as we struggle to understand exactly what the message was supposed to be here. Is it: don’t turn punk because your parents don’t pay attention to you? Is it: Don’t be a poser? Is it: Don’t become a daycare counselor if you’re a punk? Or is it: Do some research and learn what a punk is before you slip into an airport bathroom and change into what you think is a punk costume only hours before starting your new job? Misunderst...

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Pa and Mr. Edwards decide to take the families west to gold country after Walnut Grove gets a f*ck ton of rain. They first land in Deadwood where Carl’s JR, Edwards (and Jennie) would fit right in, but end up going on to a small, quiet replica of Walnut Grove. When they and their new rando best friends start hitting the color, this sleepy town turns into the next Deadwood, and chaos ensues. Caroline tries to teach in the middle of ...

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Seems like 2020 wasn’t the only election dividing families and towns. In this episode, Ms. Beadle holds a class election for the new president. Mary, Nellie are nominated, as is a perfectly lovely boy named Elmer, who has a Steinbeck vibe about him. Younger siblings shine in this one as Laura invents the first negative campaign ad and Willie smokes a stogie like a boss. Amye is triggered by some teenage bullies, and Jennie puts rum...

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In part two of the worst-named episode ever, Charles finds work with a racist Willie Wonka and almost kills himself and a whole crew of innocent men with his literal tunnel vision. Amye is MOTHER DEBBIE DONE with Charles, as he alienates everyone, including his Ride or Die. Caroline debuts “city hair,” while sleeping in a laundromat, and lest we all forget: this was all Jack’s fault. We take a trip to Amye’s rewrite corner, remembe...

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Jack earns his title as second most hated pet when he causes Mary to get kicked by a horse and almost die. This is the beginning of Mary’s martyrdom, as she insists she’s fine before collapsing in an intense jump rope competition with Nellie. Doc Baker once again fails to diagnose this condition and resorts to fat shaming for good measure. Charles and Caroline take Mary to Rochester which is a million miles away. Jennie says someth...

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*TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders and suicide*

In the final installment of our Crown, Season 4, coverage, we look at episodes nine and ten of the series. Billy Joel causes some real issues between Charles and Di, Charles turns into a huge jerk, and we see the royal marriage careening towards a cliff.  Amye continues with her horrible impressions, while Jennie struggles to understand the word "selflessness." And we have a de...

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*TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders and suicide*

In part three of our Time Capsule Crown coverage, we discuss episodes six, seven, and eight. Charles and Di head to Australia in what turns out to be the happiest one week of their marriage, Margaret discovers the Queen Mum is problematic, and Margaret Thatcher and the Queen square off. Jennie gets super dramatic about spiders in Australia and finally confesses she once tried to "o...

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This week’s episode hits a little too close to home as the residents of Walnut Grove are under strict quarantine orders to avoid the spread of Mountain Fever. As expected, they completely boggle this pandemic: Doc Baker heads out of town, Edwards drinks from a rando’s bottle and almost kills everyone, and Laura can’t mind her own business long enough to survive a week. Amye relives the trauma of catching the “funk” from her own ran...

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John Jr grows even more insufferable this episode as he stops to ponder EVERYTHING, even a hawk flying overhead, which results in a full poetry scholarship to University. Edwards struggles to understand basic grown-up emotions and struggles with John Jr’s “thinkin.”  While Grace, hero of the episode, encourages John Jr to get an education. Charles offers up Mary as a child bride, which puzzles us since we didn’t even know they were...

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*TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders and suicide*

In this second installment of our Crown Season 4 coverage, we focus on episodes 3, 4, & 5: Fairytale, Favourites, and Fagan. Charles and Diana are getting married, and we see Diana happy for a brief moment. We both feel bad for everyone involved, including Camilla.  Amye watched a different documentary and talks about it incessantly, while Jennie tries to sneak in her research abou...

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In this episode we discuss episodes 1 and 2 of Season 4 of The Crown. With “The Troubles” as a backdrop, Prince Charles meets Lady Diana Spencer and Margaret Thatcher comes to power. Amye does a horrible British accent, Jennie dorks out on the British monarchy, and we both have some unpopular opinions around Charles and Camilla. We have a brief aside about murder shows set in the UK, we struggle to understand the Royal Family’s obs...

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It’s another drama-filled episode as Miss Beadle almost kills the children of Walnut Grove by letting them out of school just as a blizzard hits. Charles snaps into hero mode, but later abandons his Ride or Die. There is a festival of randos who blatantly embezzle money from their own business and enable Edwards’ drinking problem by paying him in hooch.  We have a good, inappropriate laugh at frozen children, and fight about whethe...

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Join us as we look back on the Little House episodes we’ve covered in 2020. It’s been an interesting year in Walnut Grove- from Laura’s constant disappearing act to Mary’s incessant need to study, we set out to rank some of our favorite- and in true Gen X fashion-our least favorite moments of 2020. Who is most likely to get someone killed? Which character did we identify with the most? What was the worst Mary moment? Who was the be...

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Another episode, another rando family. This time it’s a cranky Burl Ives and his awful son. These randos are forced to help save Charles’ life after Laura accidentally shoots him with his own loaded hunting rifle-and that’s only the first time she almost kills him in this episode. Amye struggles with the appropriateness of finding a mortally wounded Charles kinda hot, while Jennie is profoundly disappointed in her idol, Edwards. La...

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Welcome to the greatest episode of Little House ever made...well, in season three anyway. The rando Galander brothers show up in Walnut Grove and wreak havoc on a town still healing from Fred’s reign of terror. The youngest Galander terrorizes the school yard while his much older brothers swindle the Olesons and Hanson out of goods and services. But things get real in Walnut Grove when the Galanders come for Caroline. This episode ...

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December 14, 2020 49 min

Join us for the best episode of Little House ever! After working for a neighbor, Laura agrees to take his renegade billy goat as payment. The cleverly named Fred ends up being Satan in goat form however, as he terrorizes the unsuspecting citizens of Walnut Grove. Fred makes his way through the town head butting people, undoing Pa’s hard work, and eating Mary’s homework. Laura and Carl try to pawn the goat off on everyone from Rev A...

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December 9, 2020 61 min

Amye tries to resist, but eventually falls for 1986’s Tom Cruise as Maverick, a Top Gun fighter pilot with a grossly-inflated ego. She doesn’t stand a chance, however, against Kelly McGillis who is a whole five years older than him and is apparently robbing the cradle. The beautiful California coastline with its eight-hour sunsets is the backdrop for our story about a group of boys, er...men, competing for the title of Top Ego. Tom...

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