The Introvert Sisters
Bridgerton, Downton, and The Crown: Why Period Dramas Are the Escape We All Need | E 33
Season 3, Ep. 33
The estates! The costumes! The sets! The Duke!! From the ballrooms of Bridgerton to the backstabbing Borgias, period dramas are just the ticket if you’re in the mood for some delightfully decadent escapism. In this lighthearted episode, Sharon and Lisa share their favorite period series.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
“Indian Matchmaking”: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | E 32
Season 3, Ep. 32
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a few days away and the global marketing machine is in full swing. Retailers and advertisers are spending billions trying to convince people that all they need for an epic romance are some flowers, chocolates, and diamonds. And all that is nice, but...then there’s reality. And reality in this case takes the form of the semi-controversial Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. It turns the much hyped Hollywood “meet cute” on its head in favor of discussions about arranged marriage, “biodata”, fair skin, family compatibility, and appropriate height (yes; somehow that’s a thing). Join Sharon and Lisa as they react to episode 1 of the series.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
The Biden/Harris Inauguration: Oh Happy Day! | TISOT Ep.
Inauguration 2021. Wow. Like the song says: It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. At least that’s how it feels. President Biden and Vice-President Harris were sworn in on January 20th, and already the country feels like a calmer, more civil, and more hopeful place. From Biden’s and Kamala’s speeches, to Amanda Gorman’s poem, to the fabulous fashion, and yes, all those Bernie memes, Sharon and Lisa discuss all the details and drama around the Biden/Harris inauguration.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
Is Anybody Making New Year’s Resolutions This Year? | E 31
Season 3, Ep. 31
Given what 2020 was, and how 2021 has already begun, are New Year’s Resolutions still a thing? Is it hubris to even think that way? In their first episode of the year Sharon and Lisa discuss their...let’s call them “hopes”...for what they would like to accomplish in 2021. Also: since life has been coming at them fast, the sisters are giving themselves some grace and reducing the episode frequency. From here on out, there’ll be a new episode every other week, and TIS Off-Topic episodes when there’s something really hot to discuss. (Case in point, check out our Off-Topic episode about the recent attempted coup in the U.S.) Thanks for tuning in, and welcome to the official start of Season 3!The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
Yes, AmeriKKKa, This IS Who You Are: 2021 US Coup | TISOT Ep. 6
Six days into 2021, in a shocking but unsurprising turn of events, the United States experienced an attempted coup, incited by the Seditionist in Chief. Just...wow. There is much to unpack, from the possibility of the orange one being impeached again, to the spate of White House resignations, to the failure of law enforcement officials--and their possible complicity. Join us as we discuss these historic events. The beauty's in the details. Click through for show notes and transcript.
COVID Karen, Caribbean Version: The Case of Skylar Mack | TISOT Ep. 5
2021 is barely a few days old, and it’s already setting up to be “2020, The Sequel: More Virus, Less Logic.” And so, we’re starting Season 3 with an Off-Topic episode to discuss Skylar Mack, one of the anti-masking quarantine breakers who ran afoul of the Cayman Islands authorities over the holiday season. In true COVID Karen style, Ms. Mack broke a 14-day quarantine period a mere 2 days into it. However, unlike many tourists who have acted similarly, she was made to pay the price. The sisters discuss the case, the protocols, the consequences of breaking quarantine, and why we all need to continue to wear our masks. The beauty is in the details - click here for the full show notes and transcript.
Why The Official Letters of 2020 Are WTF | E 30
Season 2, Ep. 30
This is the final episode of 2020, and...whew chile...we made it. The entire year felt touch and go from beginning to end. From the global pandemic and anti-racism protests, to the murder hornets and the never-ending election (and let’s not forget The Great Toilet Paper Shortage), the sisters recap this most memorable of years, and explain why, in Sesame Street style, “Episode 2020” was brought to us by the letters W, T, and F.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
Our 2020 Buying Guide: You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! | E 29
Season 2, Ep. 29
The holidays are the sisters’ favorite time of year, and they’re getting closer and closer! Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means that the day after is Black Friday—aka the start of Shopping Season. One thing the sisters LOVE is choosing the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives. Join Sharon and Lisa as they share their top picks for gifts to give to the introverts (or tbh, anyone really) on your list.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
10 Ways Introverts Can Survive Thanksgiving | E 28
Season 2, Ep. 28
Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And even in these Covid times, people will be hosting gatherings and parties, albeit on a smaller scale than usual. Introverts can probably already feel their stress levels rising as they think about all-day-long get-togethers, forced socializing, painful small talk, and people with no boundaries—not to mention no masks. Join Sharon and Lisa as they share their top tips for how introverts can actually have a happy Thanksgiving.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.