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From a place of absolute love and fandom, queer siblings, Quinn (they/them) and Emilie (she/her), take on one of the most influential 90s TV shows, Friends. Join them as they discuss, unpack, revel and challenge the fashion, relationships, and some seriously problematic jokes, one episode at a time. All while learning to podcast for the first time...
 
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Grab your coffee and sing along! We've got a musical episode for you! Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syjEN3peCJw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbagFzcyNiM https://www.verywellmind.com/mental-health-stigmas-in-mass-media-4153888 https://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/blackfish-to-air-in-australia.php https://www.animalsaustralia.org…
 
Do you want lesbian kissing? Well do we not have the episode for you. We're talking about Season 2 Episode 11: TOW The Lesbian Wedding. WE LAUNCHED OUR WEBSITE FINALLY! www.whatthephalangepodcast.com LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We would like to state that this podcast was recorded in part 'Montreal', or Tiohtiá:ke, which we recognize is unceded indigenous…
 
Did you know that Russ is played by the same actor as Ross (David Schwimmer)? ? ... Well one of your hosts did not realize until recording this episode **gasp!!* In this episode we take a look at how alcoholism is depicted in media; discuss the #metoo movement in relation to Joey's storyline; and share some of Lauren Tom's perspective of being on F…
 
ALERT:: This episode contains SPOILERS The Friends Reunion Episode was a lot of things, it was funny, it was sentimental and emotional, it was uplifting and inspiring, it was downright entertaining. But even so, did the FRIENDS Reunion episode fail us? Emilie and Quinn sit down to discuss: -The abhorrent erasure of the very little diversity the FRI…
 
We're BACK! And were talking about Season 2 Episode 9 of FRIENDS : The One With Phoebe's Dad! (good timing for Father's day, right?!) In this episode we look at fashion through the ages (and how it continues to repeat itself), the bigger meaning of Phoebe's new discovery, and how tipping culture is a strange world that to navigate and in reality ju…
 
Hi everyone! good news and bad news: Good: Quinn is double dosed! Which is wild and exciting a surreal Bad: Quinn got super sick from the second dose - like SUPER sick. And between the being incapacitated for multiple days and some other complications, we were not able to record this weeks episode! we are so very sorry to disappoint! BUT we are ver…
 
In this episode there is a ~MISUNDERSTANDING~ Ross makes a list of pros and cons in order to figure out whether or not he should break up with his current girlfriend for FAN FAVE RACHEL GREEN and it all goes terribly wrong. Have you ever made a list? Do you think what Ross did was bad? We chat about all the things this episode so let's doooo this. …
 
In this episode we discuss "closure," why having "1 lb left to go" is not a real thing and how talking about sex with someone you want to have sex with is a super good thing to do. Oh and also Ross and Rachel KISS, so yeah we also talk about that. Plus, learn why you should name your cat Michael. FRIENDS EPISODE: Season 2, Episode 7 - The One Where…
 
In this episode we're diving into Season 2, Episode 6, The One With The Baby On The Bus. We're chatting about allergies, Smelly Cat, sibling love, turning hobbies into hustles and murdering your friends if they ever forget your baby on a bus. --- YOUR HOSTS Emilie Brunet IG: @emiliebyoga www.emiliebyoga.com Quinn Brunet IG: @mindbodywithquinn www.q…
 
Today we're talking capitalism, we're talking patriarchy, we're talking sexual coercion, we're talking financial disparity between friends, we're talking ableism - honestly this episode is real problematic. So much for Chandler's #GlowUp, this episode he's a real sh*t and we're not having it. CW: sexual assault and ableist language regarding little…
 
Let's explore "The One With Phoebe's Husband", which is the one where we find out Phoebe is married (gasp!) and also the one where we find out everyones little (or big) secrets, and Rachel attempts to stop Ross from having sex with his girlfriend. As we make out way through the episode we discuss immigration, and the misguided ideas around its 'sim…
 
RIP Mr. Heckles!!! In this episode, Monica and Rachel's downstairs neighbor kicks the can, which sends Chandler into an existential crisis as he realizes that maybe he's turning into a sh*tty dude. Join us as we chat about Chandler's character development; evolution and creationism; and THE PATRIARCHY. Let's do this! Follow What the Phalange?! on s…
 
Carol and Susan are back and we are the happiest queers ever. In this week's podcast, we're talking about Season 2, Episode 2 The One with the Breastmilk. We'll be talking about breastfeeding/chestfeeding A LOT. Today we're covering stigma around breastfeeding; the use of the gender-neutral term, chestfeeding; our own and YOUR own feelings around n…
 
WE'RE BACK! We're here for Season 2 and we are so excited! In this episode, we're talking about Season 2, Episode 1, The One with Ross' New Girlfriend. There are so many things to talk about in this episode including Anti-Asian Racism, Sexual Assault in Prison, and on a much lighter note, WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH ROSS AND RACHEL? Get ready for this s…
 
WE'RE BACK! Join us for Season 2 of What The Phalange?! We'll be releasing a NEW podcast episode every second Tuesday! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE wherever you listen to podcasts and FOLLOW US on Instagram for our biweekly polls, contests, chances to win merch, and weird Friends memes! https://www.instagram.com/wtphalangepodcast/ PLEASE SUPPORT THE S…
 
This episode was originally recorded LIVE! We did it. we finished the entire season. It's been a ride, thats for sure. Not at all what we would have expected, but thats half the fun of it no? In this episode we wrap up the season by discussing our feels about FRIENDS, deconstructing our own methods of deconstruction and asking the big questions abo…
 
S e A s O n F i N a L e ! ! ! Sexual revelations and cliff hangers and all the juicy stuff we've all been waiting for! Let's discuss friends dating siblings and friends dating friends and oh the fruit baskets! Grab your coffee friends, and settle in. We're just as excited as you! ---- Ways to get involved with the Black Lives Matter Movement: https…
 
We're not crying, you're crying! Little baby Ben is born and he has three whole parents who love him so much. In this week's episode we are discussing Season 1, Episode 23, The One With The Birth. Susan and Carol are back and we can't be more excited. We're going to talk about the importance of representing non-heteronormative families, caring for …
 
Two wrongs don't make a right, but in todays episode, two lies do make a felon! This episode we're dissecting Season 1, Episode 22: The One with The Ick Factor and talking about appropriate ways to handle inappropriate sexual encounters and why being "friends" with your employees doesn't absolve you from following labour laws. Let's get into it! --…
 
In this episode, Monica brings us on a spiritual awakening of sorts as she befriends someone who steals her identity and lives it better than her, bringing up some deep questions such as: what is holding you back from doing what you want to do? While we're at it, let's talk about the idea of 'ethnic names' and this colonial lens is harmful and raci…
 
In today's episode we talk about the sexualization of lesbianism, why you shouldn't be someone's maid of honour if you're sleeping with their fiancé, and we revisit the dating etiquette of the 90s - Em & Quinn debate the do's and don't's of post-first dates. Resources: Sexualization of Lesbians Mr. Peanut's Tragic Death ---- Ways to get involved wi…
 
While we anxiously await the 2020 Election Results, let's talk about men and the way they treat women like garbage. Okay, a little harsh. This week, we're talking about the way Ross treats Rachel when she accidentally loses his monkey while it's in her care. We talk about how Chandler and Joey need to learn how to be appropriate neighbors to the wo…
 
This is the perfect episode to chat about mansplainning, and why a man explaining something isn't inherently mansplaining, and why these guys are not just men explaining things. lets also dive into the gender disparity in male dominated spaces, as well as remind ourselves that Columbus was not that great and didn't actually discover anything. Enjoy…
 
Due to unforeseen circumstances - and some foreseen circumstances, we were not able to record an episode for proper release this week. BUUT Quinn was missing everyone and so decided to fill the dead air with answers to your questions and some FRIENDS trivia! Do you and emilie wrestle? Are you as competitive as Monica and ross? Do you think the worl…
 
Grab your coffee and hold on tight, once you press play we are non-stop! in this fast paced episode we follow the second part of The One With Two Parts. We watch as Joey gets his heart broken by Ursula and picking apart the nuanced responsibilities that we have when navigating these hard dating-your-best-friends-estranged-sister situations. We watc…
 
This episode we cover: The One With Two Parts (Part 1) On this week's episode we chat about queer representation in the media in the 90s and is it possible that F.R.I.E.N.D.S may have done ONE thing right? We talk about the rules and ethics of dating, consent and healthy expressions of boundaries! So grab your favorite coffee mug and we'll get into…
 
In this episode, Joey helps Ross with his dirty talking, Chandler struggles to figure out what he’s doing with his life, and Monica gets hired as an Executive Chef only to have the owner of the restaurant get obnoxiously high for her interview. In this episode we discuss the anxiety involved in picking a stable, well-paying job versus following you…
 
This week we're diving into Season 1, Episode 14, The One with the Candy Hearts. In this episode, it’s all about the exes. Chandler gets set up on a blind date with his ex, Janice, Ross goes out on a date and runs into his ex, Carol, and the girls set a fire in their house as they perform an ex-partner cleansing ceremony. We would like to state tha…
 
No episode this week. Instead we're gonna talk about our close call with COVID that derailed our week and travel plans, and what we learnt from it! Hope you're all safe! See you next week for our regular scheduled programming. PLEASE SUPPORT THE SHOW: Donate on Patreon Review us on Apple Podcasts Share us w all of your FRIENDS on social media! Cont…
 
In this episode, Joey finds out his dad is having an affair with a pet mortician, Chandler sees setting off a domino tit-for-tat in the group, and Phoebe dates a 'not too shrinky' psychologist that is actually very 'shrinky'. With lots of input from this weeks instagram polls we venture into parent-child dynamics and how they change over time; heal…
 
In this episode, Paolo 'gropes' Phoebe at her place of work; Ross doesn't want to know what the genitals of his future baby look like (but everyone else is talking about them); and Joey and Chandler replace their broken kitchen table. Good news, we get to talk about Susan and Carol! Bad news: we're starting to see a serious pattern of assault, not …
 
While Monica and Phoebe fall in love with the idea of a man who's in a coma; Ross and Chandler's mom play tonsil tennis and Joey does the work of holding his friend accountable; as Rachel is obliviously attempting to find herself by writing erotic fiction. Let's take a hot sec to talk about unhealthy portrayals of sex positivity - also we seriously…
 
It's the holidays and the countdown to a new years kiss is in the air. While Phoebe's character shines bright for the first time in the series, the writers hit us with some random curve balls. Emilie and Quinn debate who Marcel is to Ross, and whether David should have stayed 3 Resources: Jewish Representations in Modern Film and Television We ne…
 
Ouff, this episode takes us for a spin. It's thanksgiving and joeys not allowed home to celebrate. Monica is left cocking & trying to please all the potato needs of this little chosen family - except for Chandler, who is boycotting the holiday (though not for reasons one would hope for). While searching for words to explain what Joey's modelling ex…
 
In this episode Chandler finds out the world thinks he's gay; the Geller women pass on their patriarchal traumas; and ross falls in a hole and gets high. With lots of juicy material to explore, Emilie shares her own experience with internalized homophobia before coming out. We answer the question: "are gaydars real?" and are shocked at poll results…
 
There's a blackout in Manhattan and Chandler is stuck in a ATM vestibule with THE Jill Goodacre (played by herself). Back at the apartment, the crew is huddling up with candles, sharing sex-alaides and unfortunately popularizing the infamous concept: The Friend Zone. Join us as we unpack Ross's heinous sweater and even worse attitude around trying …
 
While Joey's butt gets its first big gig; Chandler navigates the world of non-monogamy; and Monica tries her best to suppress her compulsive cleaning to prove she can be a 'kook'; we explore the 90s representation of non-monogamy; assess wether we are 'kook's or 'Monica's, and re-remeber the great works of Alpachino - and so much more! Links to thi…
 
We got a better mic! HAZAH! let us know if you can hear the difference! What is cis-sexism and how does it apply to this episode? Also, we are graced with the character Janice! And lets talk about Rachel and Ross's first kiss - and if it's consentual. This week we recommend: 'The Racial Wealth Gap' Episode of the Explained Series on Netflix https:/…
 
Content Warning: we talk about catcalling and rape culture Don't have a plan? Don't even have a 'pla'? Well, join us because thats why we started this podcast! Also let's start unpacking Joey's 'inappropriate' comments, ideas around masculinity and sex, and settle the debate wether it could take less than 100 steps from Joeys apartment to Central P…
 
What is up with dating in the 90s? Tinder is just not the same thing... We also get a fist look into representation of homelessness in the series and how cute is Rachel's baseball outfit? This week we recommend the podcast: Yoga Is Dead Website: https://www.yogaisdeadpodcast.com/home Listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-is-dead-podcas…
 
Child custody rights in queer relationships, the effects of parenting on our characters as adults and some really talented writing and actors. All this and more discussed in this weeks episode! resources related to content: https://activehistory.ca/2019/10/the-historical-reality-of-queer-families/ https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/appeals-court-…
 
Emilie and Quinn introduce themselves, the series and your new Friends(!!!), giving context and insight into the founding moments and creators of this epic series. We recommend: Code Switch Podcast: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch Other ways to get involved withe the Black Lives Matter Movement: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ fo…
 
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