What to name this podcast?
May 23, 2013 8:48 PM   Subscribe

My friend and I are recording the first episode of our podcast tomorrow. What we need now is a name.

My friend is a genderqueer history major/gender studies minor who once reenacted the first episode of Gilmore Girls for me while drunk. I am a cisgender female English major bookish-type who is becoming progressively more radical in my feminism as I age. We are both voracious and eclectic TV watchers and want to use our brains/liberal arts degrees on a project that discusses gender and sexuality in television. Each episode we plan to focus on a show, writer, actor, trope, theme, etc. Our first episode will be on Lady Friendships, primarily in the show Community.

We find ourselves entirely stymied by the issue of a name. We're looking for something pithy and meaningful that signals what our show is about. It can be funny or silly or a reference but I'm really not a fan of puns. So, Metafilter - what should we call ourselves?
posted by rabbitbookworm to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

A Podcast Called Barney.
posted by Jimbob at 8:59 PM on May 23, 2013

First Name Basis
True Companions
Double Standard(s)
posted by carmicha at 9:16 PM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Broadcast Spectra--'cause sexuality isn't on one spectrum but many

What St. Clare Saw--patron saint of television, St. Clare was the first woman to write the Rules of Order for a Catholic monastic order

F-Type--common connector for antenna and cable signals in North America

Sex Megahertz--the bandwidth of an NTSC standard-def channel was 6 MHz

Blanking Interval--the part of the video signal that isn't displayed on-screen but instead starts the next line in the sequence

Residual Carrier--the noise floor of a video signal includes a bit of the carrier wave, which reduces the contrast and fidelity of the output image to the input image, and that's kind of a microcosm of how societal institutions deform individual interactions
posted by infinitewindow at 9:20 PM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

The TV Show Show
The Televisual Mystique
Gender PerformaTVty
posted by Monsieur Caution at 9:34 PM on May 23, 2013

The XX Files
posted by carmicha at 9:36 PM on May 23, 2013

Ladies who Lunch.
posted by Sphinx at 9:37 PM on May 23, 2013

posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 9:53 PM on May 23, 2013


Scratch that. Been done. Lots of google results.
posted by trip and a half at 10:37 PM on May 23, 2013

How about:

Why XX

Down Under with Rabbitbookworm & Friend

Hades' Ladies

Tube Tops
posted by enzymatic at 10:42 PM on May 23, 2013

Response by poster: Just a note: we'd like to avoid names that imply that we are both female, as my friend does not identify as such.
posted by rabbitbookworm at 10:53 PM on May 23, 2013

show, writer, actor, trope, theme, etc.
The acronym of that is SWATT etc.
I like it .
posted by MT at 11:06 PM on May 23, 2013

Our Eyes Are Up Here
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:47 AM on May 24, 2013

Gender TV
posted by BenPens at 4:32 AM on May 24, 2013

Standards and Practices (perhaps preceded by "Television" or "Broadcast")
Satellite Dish
Screen Door
posted by carmicha at 4:57 AM on May 24, 2013

Genderally Speaking
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:16 AM on May 24, 2013

Which name did you go with? Can we listen?
posted by infinitewindow at 10:28 PM on November 29, 2013

Mod note: Final update from the OP:
Sorry for the extremely delayed update, but my friend and I landed on "Screen Burn" for our podcast name. You can listen to all our episodes here.

Thanks for your help! We live across the country from each other now but we try to update when we're reunited.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:24 PM on February 8, 2015

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