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Hello friends and fellow nerds! A few weeks ago my geeky/Disney bestie Brianna texted me and asked if I’d ever thought about starting a podcast and I was like uh, hells to the yeah I have, let’s do this. Thus, DTF was born. And it’s Down to Fangirl, get your minds out of the gutter! DTF will be a weekly podcast where Brianna and I talk about all of our favorite things: Harry Potter, Disney, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, musical theater, YA lit–if it’s nerdy, we’re going to talk about it. Each week I will be posting show notes to go along with the podcast episode that will include links to stuff we’ve talked about, drink recipes, photos, all kinds of fun bonus extras. We would LOVE for you to check out Down to Fangirl and please let us know what you think!
For our first episode, we spend a little time doing some get to know you questions and basically just getting you, our lovely listeners, acquainted with us and our show. Then we delve into our recap of the 2017 Tony Awards, which we had some mixed feelings about. Here are some of the books we mentioned during our first episode (all come highly recommended by Brianna and/or me):
In addition to those awesome selections, we also announced our first book club selection, which will be Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz. We are both super stoked to read this book as we are huge Hamilton fans and we can’t wait to share our thoughts with you on our July 6th episode!
Brianna has been busy listening to the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, while I have been obsessed with Newsies lately (both the soundtrack and the digital download of their live performance). Both are awesome!
I also mentioned some obscure but worthwhile film experiences to check out. One is the documentary Shakespeare High, which follows real life high school students who participate in one of the country’s longest running theater festivals. Tony host Kevin Spacey is an alum and is featured in the documentary, along with other famous DTASC alumni. I also mentioned the filmed version of Orlando Bloom’s turn as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, in a short-lived Broadway production. The play itself is not great, but he’s gorgeous (obvi).
We had SO MUCH FUN recording our first podcast episode and I cannot wait to bring you more and more fangirl schenanigans over time. Next week’s episode will kick off our Game of Thrones season six recap series to make sure we are all prepped and ready for the season seven premiere next month, so if you need a refresher, make sure you tune in! We would so love it if you would download our first episode and leave us some love! And if you are really digging us, please subscribe! Tune in next week for episode two!