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Still Buffering

Join sisters Sydnee McElroy, Teylor Smirl and Rileigh Smirl as they delve deep into the teenage mind and answer all their pressing questions.
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Aug 15, 2017

Out of all the crazy teen media that exists today, Teen Vogue has been getting a lot of attention, and we want to talk about why! Some moms have been hating on (and even burning) the magazine recently, so let's figure out why everyone on FaceBook is trying to get rid of this classic teen magazine.

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Aug 8, 2017

In a second special question and answer edition, the sisters have answered all of the most heartfelt and ridiculous questions from all of you! From keeping in touch with far away sisters to describing a meme for 5 minutes (yes, this is an actual thing that happened and we apologize and regret it very much) the sisters have covered it all! (We're sorry again about the meme thing, to be fair it's mostly Rileigh's fault.)

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Aug 1, 2017

Senior year means a lot of decisions, and we've talked about some of the big ones. But we haven't ever discussed the next step: college. From how you decide what you want to do and where you want to go to how you actually get into college, we've covered all the stressful and scary steps. Oh and we helped Doctor Who gain another fan. 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jul 25, 2017

Since our littlest sister is about to enter her senior year of high school, she's had to think a lot about her possible career choices, and as always her sisters are here to help her figure some stuff out. But no one will ever be able to solve their problems with both Grease and Grease 2, it's the never-ending debate of their relationship. 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jul 19, 2017

It's been a hectic week for one of our sisters, so it's time for Still Buffering's first ever super special Best Of Buffering episode! We've put together some of our favorite and your favorite bits and goofs from all of our past episodes, from the sacrificial room of requirement at Claire's to Lin-Manuel Miranda teaching us what "Butts Up" really is, we've got them all! We hope you enjoy this special goof-filled episode, and we'll be back to normal next week! 

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jul 11, 2017

Everyone knows it's important to take care of yourself as an adult when life can get hectic and stressful, but little did you know teens get stressed too! Let's explore all the ways teenagers have maybe even figured out how to take really good care of themselves in ways more than just face masks and bubble baths. And possibly discover the greatest show to ever exist.

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jul 4, 2017

In a special edition of Still Buffering, the sisters cover a topic that can't be compared to the generations of Sydnee and Teylor, but rather is so new that we all just want to be updated on the new technology with the teens. So, let's discuss the somewhat terrifying thing that is a Snapmap and maybe finally figure out that dichotomous key of social media classification. 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jun 27, 2017

We all had those dreamy teens that we dreamt would some day fall in love with us against all odds and whose posters we had plastered all over our bedroom walls, so let's talk about them! From young Rob Lowe to Rider Strong all the way to your newest podcast teen heartthrob, Rileigh Smirl, the sisters have covered them all. Even...Balto?

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jun 20, 2017

From teen summer camp romances to the music classes taught by famous superstar brothers, most people have wondered where the summer camps in movies and tv shows actually exist, and so have the Smirl sisters! To celebrate summer and one of its staples in American media and culture, the sisters have covered it all, even Teylor's adventures at Camp Lincoln and "marine biology camp."

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jun 13, 2017

In another episode to celebrate the start of summer, the sisters are talking about one of everyone's favorite types of places to go in the summertime, amusement parks! Or are they theme parks? Or are all theme parks amusement parks but not all amusement parks are theme parks? Whatever the case, let's talk about painful rainy rollercoasters and Mickey Mouse wake up calls!

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Jun 6, 2017

It's only been summer for about two weeks, but all any of the sisters can think about is the fact that our babies sister is now a senior! To comprehend this crazy thing, the sisters go over everything from the oddity that is a senior photoshoot to senior wills and even...Voltron? And zombie/robot invasion high school reunions? 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

May 30, 2017

Since this first and most interesting season of the new hit teen show Riverdale has come to an end, it's time to discuss how much our favorite characters of the Archie universe have actually changed, and why they've changed, since the much more wholesome days of Betty and Veronica competing in music video contests and Jughead eating like a lot of food. And while we're at it, why not take a look at how many more of those 90's teen shows have been rebooted for the teens of today, since apparently modern teens like heroin, maple syrup, and murder?

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

May 23, 2017

Summer is finally here! Our babiest Smirl girl is on summer vacation at last, and you know what that means: soakin' up rays and catchin' those waves! But before we soak up too many of those rays, maybe we should talk about tanning and how safe/necessary/popular it has become through the years. Or you could follow Teylor's foolproof way to avoid a burn/skin damage: STAY INSIDE!

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

May 16, 2017

Let's ride that crimson wave over into grown up town and talk about that dreaded monthly visit from Aunt Flow. Or maybe talk about how much we all hate euphemisms for periods. Join the sisters as they discuss that time of the month and...poop ghosts? Also, one of them achieved James Bond level period story so, enjoy.

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

May 9, 2017

The sisters are back from their short trip to Columbus and are ready to talk about something we've all wondered about at some point. Why is there always pizza everywhere? We finally cracked the mystery of the pizza line's eternal tyranny...and we discussed how pretty much everyone in our family has been really bad at food at some point. So come join us as we figure out the extent of the Chicken Nugget Thursday and the state that is one big pizza line. 

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

May 2, 2017

We're back on the stage where we belong and this time we're bringing you a whole episode about Google teen knowledge straight from Columbus, Ohio! From shoes and cool points to Oreo popularity we've got it all right here in this live show extravaganza, and we hope you enjoy as much as we did! 

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Apr 25, 2017

Happy Prom season! While the teens in giant sparkly dresses and fancy suits roam the streets in search of the turnt-est after parties and best picture taking spots, the older sisters reflect on their past prom experiences while Rileigh shines some light on how big of a deal prom has become. So come join us in the podcast universe we've created and learn all bout twerk sit-ins and Mortal Kombat dance moves.

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Apr 18, 2017

With one of Netflix's most popular shows ever being all anyone can talk about recently, we wanted to join in on the conversation too. While the topic is a bit more serious this week and we don't make quite as many goofs, this is just as important to teens' lives as any of the other things we talk about, so we hope you'll enjoy a little bit more serious episode and we promise we'll be back with the goofs next week. And we love you.

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Apr 11, 2017

We all know (or may have been one of) those teens that listen to the edgiest music and wear the edgiest clothes, so let's talk about them! From black and white checkered belts to "old" shoes and even the sisters' new band, The Altourniquets, we went FULL AlternaTeens and we want you there for it.

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

Apr 4, 2017

April is upon us! Spring has sprung! To celebrate the fact that school is so close to being done and it's so close to summer we can almost smell the sunscreen, we're talking about spring break! From the wild teen beach parties on TV to the reality of Netflix binging and pajamas, the sisters have covered it all and may or may not have gotten off on a pretty long tangent about the best dating show ever made, but it's necessary to discuss. 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Mar 28, 2017

In honor of week 2 of MaxFunDrive and of us reaching our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading members AND because we also hit 15k so all the sisters are getting tattoos, the trio decided to answer all of your teen questions! From dabs to princess battles we answered them all, so come join us and finally learn why Snapchat streaks are such a big deal.

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Mar 22, 2017

Happy MaxFunDrive!! To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year amongst our community of podcasts, the sisters dive into the magical world of Disney princesses! From the somewhat problematic tales of the early 20th century all the way up to the new and modern stories we see today, the trio has covered it all. And two thirds of the sisters promised in this episode to get tattoos based on the number of MaxFunDrive donors so...go donate if you can!

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Mar 14, 2017

Sydnee and Rileigh are back from their week on island time and that means it's time to talk about pets! The Smirl Girls have gone through a LOT of pets and have plenty of stories to tell, so come join us! We'll even tell you about Sister Barbara Fish and the real story of what happened to Charlie (the wiener dog.)

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Feb 28, 2017

What better time to discuss the news than now? This week, the sisters tackle the huge differences between how teens got their news in the 90's and how they get it now. From real deal newspapers and magazines to Twitter hashtags and online magazines, the trio has covered it all while keeping in mind the truth is...out there. 

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

Feb 21, 2017

In celebration of our favorite Mother Collective's birthday, the sisters have decided to tackle a topic both themselves and their mom are very interested in, telling the future (ooooh.) From zodiac signs to cootie catchers, the sisters cover it all, including a very lengthy discussion about Barbie MASH and owning a pet chameleon. So Happy Birthday to Mother Collective, and happy fortune telling and spell casting to all of you!

 

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by <a href="http://nouvellas.bandcamp.com/">Nouvellas</a>

 

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