GWYGH, Ep. 034: Body as an Asset

For the final discussion on Shallow Hal (2001), Janine speaks to Ivy Snitzer, the woman who played the plus-size body double for Gwyneth Paltrow in the film as well as to Maggie McGill, a queer plus-size fashion blogger. Ivy shares her experiences on set and her role in the movie. Later on, as Maggie McGill joins the discussion, we all share our thoughts on the representation of plus-size people in the film and how, ultimately, things could have been a lot worse.

You can find Maggie McGill on Instagram @maggiemcgills and on Youtube at the following link: . Thanks, as always, to Paul Ryberg from Plug-in Missing and The Minute Pod for the amazing theme music. Please consider supporting us on Patreon!

GWYGH, Mini Ep. 033: Active Avoidance

For the first part of Janine's examination of Shallow Hal (2001), she speaks with Amanda Iman of Amanda's Picture Show A Go Go. Though Janine watched this film as a young, misguided chubby kid, Amanda avoided watching it because she was put off by its trailer. We peel back the complicated layers of a simplistic comedy and lay the ground work for next week's more in-depth episode which will feature a special voice from the cast of the film to give us more insight on Shallow Hal and whether or not it has a positive message.

You can find Amanda's Picture Show A Go Go and her other projects at and on social media @AmandasPicShow. Thanks to Paul Ryberg of Plug-in Missing and The Minute Pod for our awesome theme song!

GWYGH, Ep. 31: Smooth, RX

Kate and Janine both suffer from a cold this week, so they bring back a true documentary on what happens to the body when it's ill: Osmosis Jones (2001), a gross partly-animated film focusing on a white blood cell cop catching a villain virus before it kills his host.

Thank you to Paul Ryberg for our awesome theme song. Check out his podcast, Plug-in Missing. Also, be sure to listen for a message from our friends in podcasting, Spoop Hour. Find both these great pods wherever you listen to your favorites!

GWYGH, Ep. 026: Manic Pixie Hotdog Girl

You don't want podcasts... safe. You want a hot pod! Amity from The Latecomers joins Janine on this episode to discuss Sweet November (2001), a sluggish, 2-hour long maudlin movie filled with almost every single romantic trope possible... and also a surprisingly passionate defense of hotdogs. With absolutely zero chemistry between leads Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves, Sweet November is a punishment of a film that is sure to ruin any beautiful autumnal day, should you choose to watch it!

You can find The Latecomers on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as on Twitter: @LatecomersPod!

GWYGH, Ep. 019: Man Babies

In 2000s media, men were encouraged to be immature and irresponsible, because having fun beats growing up any day. Long-time listener, first time guest Darrell Winfree offers his wife Janine the choice between two terrible 2000s bro comedies: Saving Silverman (2001) or Without a Paddle (2004). 

Check out a message from our friends over at Loaded Literature, a podcast that is the delightful result of mixing three literature degrees, booze, and book clubs. Find them at!

GWYGH, Ep. 12: Bazinga Boy

Madison Jones and Mike Knoll from The Equelizers podcast join Janine to discuss Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), an Oscar-nominated animated film that features that unsettling CGI animation from the early 2000s that we all know and love.

Check out The Equelizers Podcast, where hosts create prequels and sequels for movies that currently do not have one:

GWYGH, Ep. 009: Smooth and Evil (Janine's Notes)

Kate made Janine watch Osmosis Jones (2001), a gross partly-animated film focusing on a white blood cell cop catching a villain virus before it kills his host. While watching the movie, Janine took notes on the plot as it progressed. Basically, these notes are a stream of consciousness as Janine watched this movie.

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GWYGH, Mini Ep. 005: Let's Shrek the Oscars

Did you know that Shrek and Donkey were animated into the audience during the 74th Oscars? Learn about the beginnings of the Best Animated Feature Category (and its subsequent criticisms) on this week's minisode. Be sure to enter our giveaway by rating and reviewing our podcast! 

Links for this minisode: 

Introduction of the first Best Animated Feature Award:

Alternate, unaired video if Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) had won the category:

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie presenting the Short Film (Animated) award at the 72nd Oscars: 

Woody and Buzz Lightyear presenting the 2016 Best Animated Feature category: 

Wikipedia article on Best Animated Feature, including a very useful list of wins versus nominations by different studios:

Interview where an academy member admits they only watch the movies their child wants to watch:

Interview where an academy member says they don't watch animated movies, period:

Very hopeful 2001 article on the introduction of the Best Animated Feature category:

Walt Disney's honorary Oscars:

Interesting commentary on the history of animation at the Oscars - "The 6 Most Unforgivable Animation Oscar Moments":