The Introvert Sisters
A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8
On April 20th, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. 30 minutes before the verdict was handed down, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters process the hollow triumph of the Chauvin verdict juxtaposed with the murder of Ma’Khia, and discuss a way forward from here.Full show notes, with links to resources, are available here.
“Indian Matchmaking” Part 2: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | E 39
Season 3, Ep. 39
**Spoiler alert** Details of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking are discussed in this episode.The sisters are back with the continuation of their reaction to their favorite guilty-pleasure series, Indian Matchmaking. From Aparna’s hatred of comedy and love of the Bolivian salt flats, to the stigma attached to Nadia being Guyanese-Indian, to super-rich Pradhyuman’s refusal to compromise, Episode 2 is reality TV gold. Watch episode 2 on Netflix, and then Join Sharon and Lisa as they react to it. (For their reaction to the first episode of the series, listen to Episode 32!)The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
Woohoo!! It’s Our Birthday! Happy 1st Anniversary to Us | E 38
Season 3, Ep. 38
We’re one year old today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Celebrate with us as we look back at the ups and downs of turning our “pandemic project” into a bona fide show.Thanks to everyone for supporting us, following along, and listening to us on Apple and all the other platforms! We couldn’t have done it without you. In this episode we share our top episodes, our successes and struggles, and talk about our goals for year 2!The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 3 | E 37
Season 3, Ep. 37
Right on cue, as soon as “The Interview” had aired, some of the racists that walk among us (we’re looking at you, Piers Morgan) showed their entire underpinnings. Of course, once they were challenged, they proceeded to exhibit peak caucasity and flood the world in white tears. In this 3rd and final episode in our Meghan and Harry series, we examine white privilege, white fragility, racism, and why Black people are tired of dealing with all of it. Join us as we wrap up our conversation stemming from the interview of the year.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 2 | E 36
Season 3, Ep. 36
There was so much to unpack from “The Interview” to end all interviews that we had to do a part 2. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Meghan’s mental health revelations, Harry’s unwavering support for his spouse, and how (randomly?) Tyler Perry ended up saving the day. Why does this matter so much? Because so many people – and so many women of color – see Meghan’s experiences reflected in their everyday lives. Because Meghan has reignited a much-needed conversation about mental health in general, and more specifically about how racism, bullying, and misogynoir all have serious adverse mental health effects. Join us as we continue the conversation.Trigger warning: suicidal ideation, depression, bulimia, and rape are mentioned.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 1 | E 35
Season 3, Ep. 35
Trigger warning: suicidal ideation and depression are mentioned.Yes y'all, we are still talking about this interview. And so is the rest of the world. Why? Because so much tea was spilled! Like many other BIPOC, especially Black women, we felt triggered. If you take the titles out of the picture, Meghan was relatable, but for the saddest of reasons. The racism, misogynoir, and bullying that she endured echo what so many of us experience daily. And the mental health effects that result from that are disturbingly relatable too. Join us as we unpack “The Interview” to end all interviews.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
Zoom Fatigue is Real: Why Introverts Find Video Calls Hard | E 34
Season 3, Ep. 34
It’s been more than a year, and like Covid (alas), Zoom calls are still here. From the constant refrain of #YoureOnMute to the after hours video chats, it’s just too much--especially for introverts. Join Sharon and Lisa as they explain why Zoom fatigue is a real thing, and how you can manage it.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
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.