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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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Mar 15, 2018

As requested by a listener, Emma, this week, the sisters are talking about flirting! Sydnee is a self-proclaimed "expert" in flirting, Rileigh believes she is somewhere in the middle, and Teylor is very open about how bad she thinks she is at flirting. From the ~look~ to the mixtapes, flirting spans the ages, just like our sisters, so let's talk about it!

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

Mar 7, 2018

The new Netflix original, "Everything Sucks!" was basically designed to be discussed on our podcast, so here we are discussing it! On our podcast! From stereotypical 90s fashion to the 90s being /that/ 90s, we've covered it all, so of course, there will be spoilers if you haven't seen the show yet. But, it only takes five hours to watch the whole first season, so we'll see you when you're done binging.

 

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

Mar 1, 2018

We're back with an all new edition of Ask a Teen, where you all can ask America's Favorite Teen, Rileigh Smirl, all of your most dire generation z-centered questions. Also, Cooper is back by popular demand this week with even more of her world famous baby noises!

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

Feb 22, 2018

It's been a rough week here in America, and we want to talk about it because it seems like teenagers are finally on the front page for something other than Tide pods and fidget spinners, and that something is much bigger than teens have been known for in recent history. (Also, this week we're joined by our favorite fourth host, Cooper McElroy!)

 

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

Feb 14, 2018

Sorry for the late upload this week again, but one of our sisters had a baby! To celebrate the arrival of another McElroy who showed up just a day before Valentine's Day, we're talking about the day of ~love~ that so many people seem to, well, not love. 

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

Feb 10, 2018

We're sorry for another late upload, it is apparently the time of year where everyone is sick with everything all of the time, including our sisters. But, Rileigh has some exciting news to share and we want to talk about it! So come join us this week as we discuss what body parts you could technically remove and sicknesses that result in dislocation of your eyes....Wait, what?

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

Jan 31, 2018

The flu season is in full swing, and unfortunately 2/3 of this podcast have contracted some sort of flu-like bug. Not to fear though! The sisters still have an episode for you this week all about the best and worst parts of sick days off of school and work. Even Sydnee's weird and short-lived obsession with soap operas. 

 

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

Jan 23, 2018

We kind of talked about Tide pods last week, but this week we went ALL in on Internet challenges. We talked about all of the dumb and dangerous things teens have been doing on the Internet for views and likes and all the things teens used to do before they even got views. Apparently doing something stupid with everything from compressed air to condoms will get you all of those likes! (But don't do them) (also the word "ass" is in this episode once but as a title so we're still friendly for your family's ears we promise)

 

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

Jan 18, 2018

We're sorry this episode is a day late, but we're all really really bad about procrastinating, so that's what we decided to talk about! This episode covers all of the ways to navigate a last minute assignment from Cliff's Notes to Sparknotes and...Tide pods? 

 

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

Jan 10, 2018

This week, our eldest Smirl sister is too sick to make goofs, so we put together some of our favorite and best goofs from all of our shows to make up for it! From Teylor waking up with her hand in a bowl of pasta to our 12 Days of Candlenights song we wrote this holiday season, we have it all! And we'll be back with a regular episode next week!

 

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

Jan 4, 2018

The holiday season may be over, but the spirit of Candlenights lives on all year round! So to save you from those post-holiday blues, here is our live episode from this year's Candlenights Spectacular in our very own hometown of Huntington, West Virginia! We wrote a song, things got a little weird, there were many Buscemis and scrunchies. 

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

Dec 21, 2017

We're less than one week away from Christmas and only a day away from Candlenights, so let's talk about one of the most popular holiday movies of this season, A Christmas Prince. It's magical and terrible and hilarious and confusing and we want you to watch it, we think. Also, major super spoiler warning for A Christmas Prince, just in case.

 

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

Dec 14, 2017

We did a live show! At PodCon! In Seattle! We talked more about Claire's because it's been a while since we've reminded you all of the many joys and horrors of that store, and we had a sisterly secret Santa that may have been messed up by our littlest sister. Oh and we threw out scrunchies, lip smackers, and earrings, so if you were there we hope you enjoy and if you weren't...well...we're sorry.

 

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

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>

 

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