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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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Dec 5, 2017

Finals and exams and holiday shopping are all happening at once, so we all need a little bit of an energy boost, so why not down a few Red Bulls and Surges? Caffeine becomes a part of nearly everyone's life during the stressful teen years, so let's talk about it! Also, we created our first hit track for the Still Buffering album, stay tuned.

 

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

Nov 28, 2017

In this week's very special episode we have a very special guest, domestic violence victims' advocate and youth services coordinator for Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Rychelle Moses! This week, join the sisters in learning about the real dangers of dating for teenagers in today's world and ways to spot these dangers and keep yourselves or your teens safe. 

Resources mentioned in the episode:

loveisrespect.org
breakthecycle.org
National Hotline: thehotline.org 1.800.799.7233
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence: wvcadv.org
branchesdvs.org
Branches hotline: 888.538.9838
https://www.facebook.com/branchesdvswv/
https://twitter.com/Branchesdvs
 

 

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

 

Nov 22, 2017

Bad skin is something most of us deal with throughout our teen years, both "back in the day" and today. But, it seems like today teens are a way more into taking care of their skin with fancy products or covering it up with even fancier makeup. So let's talk about teen face trends like masks and face washes and apparently orange bars and apricot scrubs that destroy your face?

 

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

 

Nov 14, 2017

The holiday season has arrived, and that means everyone is struggling to figure out what new hip gadgets to get for the teens in their life for the holidays. Not to fear! The Sisters Smirl have you covered, and are here with the hottest teen gadgets of this year and yesteryear, even the ones I'm pretty sure have nothing to do with actual technology. 

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

 

Nov 8, 2017

Trigger Warning: Mention of suicide, sexual harassment/assault

We've all dealt with sexism in some form at some point in our lives, as cool teens, as cool adults, and everywhere in between. So let's talk about how this seemingly unavoidable part of life has changed and maybe not changed throughout the years. (Also we have some pretty important teen updates for you, Snapchat didn't work for about 3 hours, it was a state of emergency in the teen world.)

 

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

 

Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, let's discuss one of the spookiest and teen-iest movies of all time, The Craft! From the real deal spells to the #teenlife drama, this 90s movie had it all, so let's get spooky!

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

 

Oct 27, 2017

We're back this week with a ghost who replaced Rileigh and now is just a scratchy, spooky voice from the void. (Actually Rileigh is just really sick so we know her voice doesn't sound great and we know our episode is late, but it's hard to do an audio podcast without one of us being able to make audible noises.) So since we have a spooky new teen voice joining us, let's talk about Halloween and all the things that make or break a perfect Halloween celebration as a teen! Also, sexy Babadook is THE costume this year, you heard it here first.

 

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

Oct 17, 2017

It's spoopy season! Since it's the most wonderful time of the year, we're talking about all of the scary stories, myths, and games we heard of and played as teens. Also, Sydnee learns about the Dark Web and we create some of the newest and best conspiracy theories to fuel your nightmares, enjoy!

 

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

 

Oct 10, 2017

It finally happened! After being extremely disappointed a few months ago when she couldn't get a tattoo at the beach, our babiest sister has finally been inked for life! So let's talk about tattoos when our oldest Smirl girls were in high school, and why are they so popular now? Also we think Sydnee Freaky Friday-ed with a grandma this week, but we aren't sure.

 

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

 

Oct 3, 2017

Trigger Warning: Gun violence is discussed in this episode.

The world is a scary place, and we've talked before about how we can cope with that scariness and try to overcome our fears, but now it's time to talk about how we all can help. Even teenagers can help in times like these, and it's important to remember that, no matter how helpless you may feel in the world today. Here are all of the resources mentioned in this episode:

Hispanic Federation: https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

United Blood Services: 1-877-827-4376 

 

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

 

Sep 26, 2017

All the teens are out in their fancy dresses and carrying their bouquets, so that can mean only one thing, it's Homecoming season! One of the most important parts of any school dance is, well, the dancing. So let's talk about all of the different dances teens have loved throughout the years!

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

 

Sep 20, 2017

Just like Elsa, there are a lot of things we let go of, like friends, grudges, and even relationships. But does that get harder as we grow older or is it hardest as a teenager? This week, the sisters are answering that question for you and also discovering that Sydnee has never seen one of THE most important movies of all time?

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

 

Sep 14, 2017

Join us as we discuss all of the hot teen do-it-yourself fashion trends of years past and years present, all together live from The King's Theatre in Brooklyn, NY! We shared in memories of puff pain and bedazzlers while learning about t-shirt dresses and tie-dye adjacent shoes, so come listen and it'll be just like you were there with us!

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

 

Sep 5, 2017

It's September! Which means it's basically almost practically Autumn, the spookiest and most exciting season of the year! Since it's our littlest sister's last Autumn in high school, let's talk about all that comes with the best season of the year for high schoolers, like football games and homecoming and...dressing like pumpkins? And apparently corduroy and suede and...velvet? Are we back in the 90s?

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

 

Aug 31, 2017

It's our babiest sister's 17th birthday! To celebrate, the sisters take a look back at all of the advancements our littlest Smirl sister has made since turning 16, and discuss why birthdays are such a big deal in your teens, but not so much once you're an adult. Oh and we're all on Island Time, so we apologize for any issues with sound quality, we had to make a beach clubhouse to record this episode.

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

 

Aug 22, 2017

Our youngest sister has managed to escape one of school's worst parts, gym class, and her gym class brought about some pretty interesting stories. So let's discuss all the best and worst parts of this terrible part of school, like parachute day, dodgeball, and...crabsketball? 

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

 

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>

 

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