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The Magic Box Podcast: A Buffy and Angel podcast.

A Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel podcast that discusses the Buffyverse thematically. Join us every fortnight as we discuss a different topic of Joss Whedon's Buffyverse. Facebook: The Magic Box Podcast Tumblr: www.themagicboxpodcasts.tumblr.com Email: themagicboxpodcast@gmail.com
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Apr 24, 2017

In the second half of our two-parter, we discuss the most heartbreaking moments in the later seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. 

We plunder the depths of our emotions to take a look at some moments that will make you sob in despair as Joss Whedon expertly manipulates our heartstrings like an evil puppeteer.

If your favourite episode wasn't included, don't be alarmed! It may have been included in our previous episode.

 

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Apr 17, 2017

This week we pull out our handkerchiefs and settle down to talk about the most heartbreaking moments of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel - EXCLUDING moments involving deaths. We could speak about The Body all day, but won't.

In this half (there's a lot of heartbreak in the Whedonverse) we talk about the Camus and the absurdity of existence, leaving a loved one, and many many more miserable subjects.

Get your tissues and Sarah Michelle Gellar crying-faces ready for an episode that will take you back through your most cherished sad moments.

 

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Mar 10, 2017

 

This day 20 years ago Buffy the Vampire Slayer was first broadcast with its first episode, "Welcome to the Hellmouth". Since then it has provided rich and varied content and is generally considered one of the greatest television programmes of all time. What better way of celebrating it is there than dedicating our... 21st episode to it? That's like, 1.05 episodes for every year that Buffy has been in existence!

We take a look at what has changed since 1997, what is still the same, and how Buffy was ahead of its time. 

Also, get ready to hear some of the most exciting Buffy-related stats regarding the word "Twenty". Now THERE'S something to look forward to.

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Feb 26, 2017

This week we analyse whether the relationship between Xander and Anya was healthy, and talk more generally about the facets of their identity that sparked their romance in The Prom, and which led to their eventual separation in Hell's Bells. 

To finish, we use the impartial and unquestionable criteria of a Cosmopolitan magazine article to decide once and for all whether their relationship was healthy, because it is an important source on the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, naturally. 

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Jan 1, 2017

We foolishly forgot to buy the Angel Investigations crew their Christmas presents, so we go through their Amazon wishlists to buy some last-minute gifts using Amazon's fantastic next-day delivery service. There are further ASMR tingles and lots of fun.

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Dec 12, 2016

 

To celebrate the yule period, we sit around a Christmas tree and shake the presents of the Scooby Gang and try to guess what their presents are, and then we rudely unwrap them! Prepare for ASMR tingles and Jolly Christmas jingles! 

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Oct 31, 2016

In the final part of our Halloween Hoedown, we finally get to the bottom of which of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel halloween episodes is the best using an infallible mathematical system of rating the episodes. 

You'll probably be listening to this after Halloween. If so, just embrace it because it's spoooooooky still.

 

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Oct 27, 2016

Our 4 part Halloween Hoedown continues to continue with the series 4 episode "Fear Itself", in which Buffy and her fellow scoobies are trapped inside a frat house. The episode was largely inspired by New Deal economics and the work of John Maynard Keynes. This episode will surely prime your pump of Whedon love, and it has a sketch to boot.

 

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Oct 23, 2016

The 4 part Halloween Hoedown continues with the Buffy series 6 episode "All the Way", in which Dawn nearly gets unlucky. Get ready for spooks, terror, Simpsons, Caramel Cod, and above all a sketch at the beginning.

 

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Oct 12, 2016

Our 4 part Halloween Hoedown begins with Angel's "Life of the Party". We rate the episode on various categories, from Best Costume to Spookiest Moment to Best Inanimate Object. Prepare for terror and some discussion of The Rock.

It's spookylicious!

 

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Sep 4, 2016

One of Angel's major motivating factors in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is to atone for his crimes that he committed when he did not have a soul. This raises the question of whether Angel should pay for the crimes of Angelus. We discuss the results of Angel's soul being returned by the Romani Gypsies and their reasons for returning it, and whether these reasons were justified. We also discuss the distinction between Angel, Angelus, and Liam, and briefly discuss the nature of the soul in Buffy.

 

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Aug 3, 2016

This week we discuss the characters that you forgot to remember from both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel spanning across the seasons. Join us as we remember those you can't remember - the forgotten heroes such as... um... you know... that guy..? Let's talk about the Marcie Rosses of the Buffyverse.

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Jun 18, 2016

In this week's episode we redeem the episode She, Angel Season 1 Episode 13. Well... we try to redeem it. Among other subjects, we speak about the female lead character, Angel's dance moves, and mobile phone technology whilst trying to remain as positive as possible. It's hard sometimes.

 

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May 20, 2016

In this week's episode we consider the intentions behind Willow's use of magic, and what it says about her character more generally. We also discuss magic in the Buffyverse more generally, including ensouling Angel, the "my will be done" spell, the Memory Purging spell in Tabula Rasa, and more.

 

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Apr 25, 2016

In this week's episode we analyse Faith's development from the start of Bad Girls to the end of Consequences, the turning point of her character development in series 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and marking her transition from "good" to "evil".

 

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Mar 31, 2016

In this week's Magic Box podcast, we discuss (competitively) whether it was right for Buffy to be kicked out of the Summers house in the episode Empty Places. Was it democracy in action, or just plain old mutiny?

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Mar 6, 2016

In this episode we discuss whether it was reasonable for Angel and his fellow investigators to defeat Jasmine, or whether it would have been better to allow them to stay in their euphoric slave mentality.

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Feb 15, 2016

Following a facebook page which quickly voted Doublemeat Palace as one of the worst episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ever, we review Doublemeat Palace and consider why people might dislike it. 

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Jan 21, 2016

In celebration of Buffy Summers' birthday week, we talk about her birthday experiences - how they progress, how her friends react to them, and all the rest.

 

The theme was supposed to be birthdays more generally but that didn't pan out. Sorry Tara... and Cordelia.

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Dec 31, 2015

Episode 4: Ripper

In this episode we discuss the proposed spin-off series Ripper - an unmade series centring on Giles. We talk about what contents were intended to be included, what we would have liked to see on the show, and why the show never reached our TV screens.

Join us every 3 weeks as we discuss Buffy and the original spin off; Angel. 

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Dec 27, 2015

Episode 3: Spin-Offs That Were Never Meant To Be

When Buffy finished in 2003 and Angel in 2004. Fans wanted more of our beloved buffyverse. Lots of possible spin off were talked about after the two shows ended, many fans wanted the verse to continue like in ATS. This podcast will be discussing the suggested spin off shows and whether we would have watched. Spin off discussed; Slayer school, Faith on the road, Spike and Buffy the animated series. At the end the hosts discuss what they would have liked as a spin off show.  

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Nov 22, 2015

We compare the Big Bads of all seven seasons of Buffy - The Master, Angelus, The Mayor, Adam, Glory, Willow/Life/trio and The First. 

After discussing each Big Bad briefly and how well the big bads fits in to their season. We pit them against each other, and try to decide who is the best Big Bad. 

Nov 15, 2015

We talk about the unaired pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and compare it to the first episode of season 1, Welcome to the Hellmouth. 

We talk about fake Willow, creepy Giles, and much much more.

Good ol' 90s.

 

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