Say It Out Loud: TwiHard Recovery Club

Say It Out Loud: TwiHard Recovery Club

This podcast bites. It sucks too. Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking YA romance novel, Twilight, two former TwiHards, Jena and Alyssa, consider what made us go rabid over a sparkly-skinned Victorian boy named Edward. We consider not only the impact of Twilight on our culture at large, but its influence on our tween upbringings and whether or not Edward and Bella might have set us up to seek out toxic relationships. Follow our ramblings on Twitter: @sayitoutloudpod

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October 17, 2023 85 mins
On October 24th, we're holding a New Moon Brew 'N View at the Majestic Theater in Madison! GET TICKETS: https://majesticmadison.com/events/

Despite often being the punching bag of the internet, online fandoms are powerful, precious things. They’re spaces where people can find escapism and create friendships over a shared love of something as ridiculous as the Twilight saga. Even as adults, it’s cathartic and healing to reignite our ...
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On October 24th, we're holding a New Moon Brew 'N View at the Majestic Theater in Madison! GET TICKETS: https://majesticmadison.com/event/brew-n-view-new-moon-twilight/

As TwiHards, we have our own jargon, discussing terms like “the blue tint” or “TITSOAK.” We talk about how the first Victoria was our favorite and sing every word when “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” comes on. But to an outsider, those references don’t land.


What ha...
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The first three Twilight soundtracks seemingly found the sweet spot. But as we enter the final two films, it’s clear that the saga is at its peak commercial success, which pushes the producers to find hitmakers like Bruno Mars and Christina Perri for the Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 soundtrack singles.

While Mars and Perri have some of the most iconic songs of the entire saga, we question whether or not the producers can blend these pop son...
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Much like Twilight, Fifty Shades of Grey spawned a renaissance for women across the globe; except instead of plastic Halloween fangs and Edward Cullen barbies selling out on shelves, it was blindfolds, human leashes ...
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In the midst of the Twilight Renaissance, we know just how saturated the internet is with quotes and memes around the widely-loved (and hated) saga. But what does this world look like to an outsider? Would someone who has never interacted with Twilight even enjoy reading it today? Can the book hold up in 2023 to fresh eyes?

We challenged Shawn Johnson, the State Capitol Bureau Chief for Wisconsin Public Radio, to take on reading th...
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Perhaps the biggest barrier for Twilight fans is reconciling the huge age gaps in the romantic relationships of the Twilight saga. How do we come to terms with Bella and Edward’s one-hundred year age gap, especially in the context of Edward being immortal? Can we ever justify Jacob and Renesmee’s epilogue romance, knowing he helped raise her? We attempt to unravel these relationships, Stephenie Meyer’s reasoning behind making them ...
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December 20, 2022 64 mins
Released in 2010, the third musical companion of the saga is a nostalgic snapshot of the rock genre, balancing the well-known with underground oddities. Many tracks are tough to find, never having made their way past MySpace onto more modern streaming platforms, and many of the bands are MIA in 2022. We take our first front-to-back listen of the Eclipse soundtrack, which we’re deeming the ultimate underdog of the five, maybe even r...
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Stephenie Meyer wrote Life and Death, a 2015 gender-swapped retelling of Twilight, for the ten year anniversary of Twilight. Through the retelling, she also intended to prove a point about her damsel in distress main character–that the story would be the same if Bella was actually Beau. The storyline, however, lacks freshness and provides more name swap confusion than introspection into whether or not gender sways the storyline. We...
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THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US IN BEST OF MADISON.

Twilight star, Ashley Greene, has joined the playing field, and we might be on the losing side. Her new podcast, The Twilight Effect brings a behind-the-scenes look at how the movies were made and what it was like being in the center of the universe–or just left of center. Is there enough room for the both of us, or should someone hit the road? We give you our full review of The Twili...
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The Volturi are the lawmaking and enforcing body in Meyer’s vampire world. In many ways, they ensure that vampires stay safe and out of sight from humans. But concurrent with protection, they also keep a strict reign over vampires worldwide–locking down ...
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In the darkest winter days, one soundtrack reigns supreme as the ultimate depression album: the New Moon soundtrack. Brimming with sorrow, heartbreak and distorted guitar, the second film’s musical companion was attempting a sound not yet well-understood by our tween ears; and yet, it would become perhaps one of the most important influences into our modern music taste. Join us to take on our second soundtrack review, where we take...
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December 28, 2021 15 mins
In this week's bonus episode, we take on the self-titled, "Most Difficult Twilight Quiz of 2020," and test our TwiHard knowledge, while our friends, Josh and Rachel, try to cheat in the background.

Take the quiz with us: https://www.buzzfeed.com/isabeldaly/impossible-twilight-quiz?fbclid=IwAR3xDy8Ie9SNjVgDCFWHMcQXRyz6MQ3-3OSImX7uLVdMN5wfrpgbOgczBcw
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December 21, 2021 33 mins
After a brief break, we return inspired by J-14, Tiger Beat, and Seventeen magazines, where celebrities’ faces were collaged together between headlines promising celeb drama and romance quizzes. It’s the pop culture episode, where we’ll dive into the spicy details of #Robsten and figure out if we’re more werewolf or vampire.

Want to take the personality quizzes with us? Links:
Which Twilight Character Are You? https://www.theguardia...
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November 2, 2021 65 mins
In all the Romeo and Juliet drama of the Twilight saga, we never forget that wolves and vampires just aren’t meant to co-exist. But do the tensions between these groups mirror something darker and more real than just mythological rivalry? When the characterization of our creatures comes down to skin descriptions, we have to wonder, is Twilight racist?
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October 19, 2021 53 mins
We’ve finally finished Midnight Sun, and we have thoughts. Edward’s re-telling of Twilight adds a girthy 160 pages to the original plot of book one, and so much of it feels like deja vu. We gain some perspective into characters, get deeper looks at plot points and get inside Edward’s head, but is Midnight Sun actually a necessary addition to the Twilight universe?
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October 5, 2021 17 mins
We interrupt your normal programming with a quick true crime tale! We're a bit behind schedule, but we'll be back to normal in the coming weeks. Instead, hang out with us for a short episode on the UK's Twilight Killers, a pair of 14-year-olds who committed ruthless murders, then sat down to watch Twilight together. Get updates by following our Twitter: @sayitoutloudpod
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If there’s one thing about Twilight that holds up years later, it’s the soundtracks. The emo-pop and grunge-rock-love songs in the first movie permanently changed our music taste (“It’s not a phase mom!”) for the better. On our less-than-formal review of the Twilight soundtrack, we go track-by-track and debate if any soundtrack has ever had the groundbreaking impact as Twilight’s.
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We return to part 2 to ask, how do we comprehend the issues behind Bella and Edward’s relationship? Rhea Lyons, LMFT and owner of Yahara Healing and Psychotherapy, helps us break down the warning signs in their relationship and even some of our own. Part 2 of 2.

Check out Rhea: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/rhea-j-lyons-madison-wi/878938
Learn more about Yahara here: https://yaharahealing.com/
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Are Bella and Edward the romance we should aspire to have, or are they a warning sign for what to avoid? Rhea Lyons, LMFT and owner of Yahara Healing and Psychotherapy, joins us to give her professional insight on how to assess their imbalances. Part 1 of 2, next episode 9/7.

Check out Rhea: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/rhea-j-lyons-madison-wi/878938
Learn more about Yahara here: https://yaharahealing.com/
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August 17, 2021 39 mins
We know she's not perfect, but is Bella Swan downright toxic? Could we be friends with her? How do we interpret her situationship with Jacob? We reflect on our former idealization of Bella's character and why her downfalls impact the way we view her now as a main character.
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