GWYGH, Ep. 024: Rotting From the Inside

There's something rotten in Ambrose, LA. Maybe it's the town of corpses covered in wax? Nah, it's gotta be this stinker of a 2000s horror movie! Brian from Blood Buddies joins Janine to discuss 2005's House of Wax.

You can find Blood Buddies wherever you get your podcasts and on Twitter @TheBloodBuddies!

GWYGH, Mini Ep. 019: Pod of Love

Long before dating show contestants could use their instagram fame to sell detox tea, there was a certain purity to the craziness framed by shows such as Rock of Love. Liz from Bloody Date Night joins Janine to talk about some of her favorite moments from 2000s dating shows.

You can find Bloody Date Night by visiting their website ( or anywhere on social media: @BloodyDateNight !

GWYGH, Mini Ep. 018: Harry Potter and the Trash Content Always

Having met on a Harry Potter subforum way back in 2007, Kate and Janine are both long-time members of the HP fandom. While this minisode's original topic was Harry Potter midnight release parties, we quickly discuss some of our own run-ins with unsavory parts of Harry Potter fandom, including an online stalker and people yelling spoilers out of passing cars.

GWYGH, Ep. 22: Alligator Bystander

To celebrate Janine's recent acceptance into film preservation school, she and Kate watch a fantastic film and Academy Award winning feature, Adaptation (2002). If you have any suggestions for a film that somehow fits the magical trash content Venn diagram of not too long, not too awful, and fun enough to talk about, tweet it to @hatepodcast and let us know!

GWYGH, Ep. 021: Vocal Tots

Do you ever want to recapture the feeling of watching something that perhaps shaped your prepubescent humor and appreciation for tater tots? Well, unless you have a time machine, it's not possible. Keep your nostalgia goggles firmly on and reminisce about Napoleon Dynamite (2004) with us, a film we refused to rewatch because we loved it too much. 

GWYGH, Ep. 020: Gross Pair of Converses

Let me tell you something about Mean Girls (2004). It was an iconic movie for us in middle school. I know, right? So embarrassing. I don't even... whatever. So then in eighth grade, I saw my first PG-13 movie, and the quotes permeated my sense of humor growing up. And now I guess Kate Harlow from Subverted Tropes is here to let us quote this movie into oblivion! We discuss cliques, questionable fashion choices, PG-13 ratings, and how formative this comedy is for most Millennials. 

Listen to Subverted Tropes wherever you get your favorite podcasts! Find them Twitter: @SubvertedTropes!

GWYGH, Mini Ep. 016: Cat Ears & Pocky

There are two distinct reactions to the terms "SQUEE!" or "Glomp!" You either shrug, not knowing what these phrases might mean, or cringe with deep familiarity as the shadow of your randomcore past creeps back into your life. This earnest way of interacting with the world was never more prevalent in the mid-2000s and especially within the world of anime fandoms. One place where anime fandoms and terrible internet memes could live in chaotic community: anime conventions. Janine delves into her anime fan past with her friend Chris, a seasoned participant of many anime cons both during the 2000s and today. 

Follow Chris on Twitter @yourfriendcimi and check out their podcasts! There's "I'd Rather Be Listening to Smooth," a music podcast available at or the now-defunct "Mainichi Maid Cafe," found on YouTube or at !

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. 018: Movie Jail

We all know the feeling when we get really excited for a movie because of the trailers only to be sorely disappointed by the feature film. Not many films encapsulate this phenomenon better than The Black Dahlia (2006), which was slated to be a huge success yet did not deliver on its promises to tell the story of a gruesome murder investigation. David Hanna from Macintosh and Maud invites Janine to expeirience this disappointment for herself. In this longest episode of Guess What You're Gonna Hate? yet, they explore not only what makes this movie so terrible, but also the ethics behind the exploitation of a true murder victim to sell a movie that ultimately uses the story of Elizabeth Short as hardly more than a backdrop. 

You can find David Hanna's podcast projects on If you're enjoying GWYGH and you'd like to support us, consider reviewing us on iTunes, Facebook, Stitcher, Google Play — anywhere you listen. If you send a screenshot of your review to along with your address, you'll receive a sticker and a thank you note in the mail. 

GWYGH, Ep. 017: Mildly Inconveniced

Who doesn't love a good revenge story? Well, the people behind John Tucker Must Die (2006) obviously don't. Instead of a good, ol' fashioned revenge tale, Kate makes Janine watch a movie chock full of inconveniences, cringeworthy moments, hamfisted jokes, and an absolutely pointless plot with zero character development. 

Be sure to listen for a message from I Never Saw That. If you like the premise behind GWYGH, you're definitely going to love I Never Saw That. Jen discovers media from the 90s that she missed out on alongside her co-host Micah. Find them online at !

GWYGH, Mini Ep. 013: McMansion Hell

Imagine, if you will, that it's 2002 and you have no monetary limits or guidelines to building your dream house. Would you look to build a house that was perfect for your family's space needs? Or would you want to combine all your favorite design elements from centuries of agriculture, tossing simplicity and usability to the wind? Kate Wagner joins Janine to discuss how media like Cribs (2000) and The Simple Life (2003) combined with the suburban paranoia to shape housing trends in the 2000s. 

Kate is the author behind the viral blog McMansion Hell ( Additionally, they contribute to Curbed, Atlas Obscura, and 99 Percent Invisible. Find them on Twitter: @mcmansionhell.

GWYGH, Ep. 016: Troywalking

How did Janine avoid watching the incredibly popular Disney Channel original movie High School Musical (2006)? Simple: she wasn’t a prep or a poseur, duh! Kyle from The M Word Podcast is here to finally #LetJanineWatchHSM! We talk all about embarrassing middle school dance musicals, creme brulee envy, sticking to the status quo, and how we're all in this together.

You can find The M Word at ! Be sure to check out their awesome pod.

Be sure to check out a message from the Everything is Awesome Podcast, a podcast that celebrates all the best this universe can offer.

GWYGH, Mini Ep. 012: Bring On Teenage Angst Records

We all have our favorite albums from our teenage years. Some of us are fortunate enough to have gone through our music exploring phase in the early 2000s, where you often heard of new albums through whispers on music forums and had to seek it out through LimeWire, Kazaa, or other means. Michelle Nickolaisen introduces Janine to BOTAR (Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution), whose 2001 album "A Call to Arms" remains one of her favorites. 

Listen to "A Call to Arms": 

You can find Michelle's projects at, including Unplaced, an audio drama about a woman who wakes up one day to find no one can see or hear her and everyone she knows is forgetting about her. Help with funding season two on IndieGoGo at Don't forget to check out Serendipity City, an alt-1920s actual play podcast, also found at

GWYGH, Ep. 011: Lucy and the Spy, With Diamonds (Janine's Notes)

A few episodes ago, Kate and Janine watched of D.E.B.S. (2004), wherein a secret test hidden in the SAT is used to select the perfect spy. This LGBT action/comedy/romance/spy movie is a wonderful film full of fluff and meetcutes and perhaps one of the only movies we review that we'll recommend you watch. The following is Janine's notes while she was watching the movie. 

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