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EPISODES OF THE ENOUGH WICKER PODCAST

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You can find individual episodes of the Enough Wicker podcast below -- to listen to, read, or print out to keep your bed level if your mattress frame lost a caster. It's all for you.

Episodes of the Enough Wicker podcast

Jump to:  Season One  |  Season Two 

 

SEASON ONE

PILOT ON A PILOT

1

Enough Wicker debuts with Lauren and Sarah taking a scholarly view at the pilot and why we have such a strong attachment to this show.

s1/e1

 27 MIN 

ASK THE TOWEL LADY!

5

Dorothy's housecall-making doctor boyfriend makes a pass at Blanche that might end in heartbreak and a ruined coming-out party.

s1/e5

 26 MIN 

ROSE AND HER OLDER MOTHER

9

Blanche has a young chippie, but we're more captivated by the B story, Mrs. Lindstrom's visit and Rose's struggle to treat her as an adult.

s1/e9

 26 MIN 

IF EVERYBODY WANTS YOU, WHY ISN'T ANYBODY CALLIN'?

12

Sophia contemplates leaving her life with a slut and a moron to join her daughter in her mansion in Burt Convy's neighborhood. 

s1/e12

 27 MIN 

ESTATE PAPERS, DICKIES, & A SNACK YOU CAN PANEL YOUR DEN WITH

16

Rose has a tough conversation with her daughter Kirsten's hard-to-place accent, & we explain what a dickie is and advocate for more girls to go to Space Camp for themselves!

s1/e16

 26 MIN 

BIM, BAM, BOOM, SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS STILL A HUGE PROBLEM

20

Blanche shows courage and determination as she deals with handling an environment that values a man's word over a woman's, and Dorothy shows the same qualities while she tries to secure Frank Sinatra tickets.

s1/e20

 22 MIN 

GET OUT THE BOOTS, HE'S BACK!

24

B.D. Hollingsworth is in town with his antebellum lexicon and a gee-tar, as  he sold the entire estate in order to pursue a country music singing career. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia deal with "Mouth" and his complete disregard of neighborly responsibility through both civic involvement and the old stand-by, a Sicilian curse.  

s1/e24

 20 MIN 

GUESS WHO'S TALKING ABOUT THE SECOND EPISODE?

2

An emotional confrontation where Bea Arthur shows off her acting chops and a cheeseball-hating holy man. What more could you want?

s1/e2

18 MIN 

WE DO FOR FAMILY, WE DON'T DO FOR RAT TAILS

6

Blanche's disrespectful grandson David visits Miami and learns important lessons about chores, discipline, and handicapped animals.

s1/e6

 27 MIN 

SCUNGILLI KILLS!

10

Blanche steps in as logical decision maker, Rose and Dorothy share vulnerability, and 1980s Miami doctors are still making house calls.

s1/e10

 23 MIN 

SHRIMP, SHORT-RIBS, AND A PSYCHIC TO THE STARS

13

Dorothy and Blanche stumble through dinner with Rose's new squeeze -- an esteemed doctor who also happens to be a little person.  

s1/e13

 23 MIN 

LUCY, CROCKETT, & TUBBS

17

Blanche's niece Lucy arrives with a bang. The girls become concerned with Lucy's promiscuity, and Rose finally finds a friend who appreciates her brain, if only for the vast amounts of useless Miami Vice knowledge it holds.

s1/e17

 27 MIN 

THE GIRLS GET THE FLU AND WE GET OUR FIRST VIBRATOR JOKE

21

The girls are at each other's throats over the misplacement of a NyQuil cup and a stolen heating pad. They force their recovery, however, when Sophia reveals a rumor that one of them is winning the big award at the banquet.

s1/e21

 22 MIN 

GOLDEN ORIGINS

25

In the final episode of the first season, the girls revisit how they met. Mr. Peepers, Madame Zelda, and Rose’s tactic for finding the perfect melon all emerge as unsung heroes in this hilarious wrap-up.

s1/e25

 24 MIN 

ROSE THE PRUDE & THE GREAT ARNIE INJUSTICE OF 2017

3

Lauren and Sarah relive an agonizing third-place Golden Girls trivia finish and take a scholarly look at complicated sex.

s1/e3

 23 MIN 

BOWLING WITH A FULL HEART AND FULL BOSOM

7

Rose takes bowling too seriously, Blanche just wants to look cute in her outfit, and Dorothy and Sophia make what seems to be a uneven wager.

s1/e7

 23 MIN 

THE RETURN OF STICKMAN AKA BIG STAN'S RETURN

11

With Stan in Dorothy's nightgown, we break down how satisfying it is for Dorothy to finally choose to walk away on her own terms.

s1/e11

 26 MIN 

THE MORALS OF DATING A MARRIED MAN AND SELLING YOUR FRIEND A LEMON

14

We examine Dorothy's love affair with the first Glen O'Brien and the complicated nature of infidelity. Plus Blanche tries to scam Rose!

s1/e14

 27 MIN 

A CASE OF MORTON'S NEUROMA & THE PERILS OF THE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

18

We validate Dorothy's fears of seeking help in a healthcare system that is barely functioning, celebrate her roommate, Bonnie, and emphatically endorse old ladies drinking sherry in the park.

s1/e18

 19 MIN 

PRETTY JUMPY ABOUT ROSE'S CAREER PROSPECTS

22

Rose starts a pro bono 24-hour counseling service out of her home without telling anyone else that lives there. Dorothy and Blanche step in to help their defeated friend in what turns out to be a very tender moment. 

s1/e22

 22 MIN 

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS & WATER-SKIING ACCIDENTS: BIGGER IN THE 80S?

4

Blanche's sister Virginia comes with a big ask: she needs Blanche's kidney. The other three girls care for a baby in one of the lazier B-stories.

s1/e4

 21 MIN 

FUDGE, YARN, AND GUN

8

The girls' home is broken into. Rose uses this moment to exploit Florida's lax gun laws, almost to the detriment of Lester! 

s1/e8

 22 MIN 

THE GOLDEN GIRLS & GAY PRIDE: A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE

Talking about the Girls and the Gays, why the show is so pervasive in gay culture today, and appreciating that the actresses walked the walk IRL.

VSE/1

 36 MIN 

ROSE, THE KILLER

15

Rose wakes up to find the second man dead in her bed from having sex with her. Plus Sophia invents normcore and Rose dresses like a pilgrim.

s1/e15

 24 MIN 

PLUMBERS, PRIVATE JETS, AND MISOGYNY

19

A bathroom redo in the name of feminism, and an old, rich man who uses racial slurs aboard his private jet. Plus, an homage to the Rue la Rue cafe and an emphatic celebration of Sarah's husband's carpentry skills! 

s1/e19

 22 MIN 

FLYING BLIND

23

Turn on Channel 5, Lily burned the house down! The rest of the girls prep for the first of many garage sales. The two stories allow the audience to bear witness to two equally difficult struggles: adjusting to life as a blind person and parting with a hockey stick once used by Bobby Hull.

s1/e23

 20 MIN 

 

SEASON TWO

MINKS, MENOPAUSE, AND STUFF IN A GARAGE

While the B-story of breeding minks is wacky, the A-story of Blanche confronting menopause and all that comes with it makes for a wildly progressive (and hilarious) episode.

26

s2/e1

 28 MIN 

RIP PFRIEDA CLAXTON

There's nothing like civic participation! The girls have a formidable opponent in Freida Claxton, a crotchety peeping tom of a neighbor who insists the county get rid of an oak tree, and when Freida pushes Rose too pfar, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. 

29

s2/e4

 30 MIN 

BURT, BUTTER, & PAYBACK

On their way to see Mr. Burt "monogrammed underwear" Reynolds, the girls are arrested and need Sophia to bail them out. Rose works through a nonsensical adolescent trauma, Blanche's inherent biases around class are revealed, and Dorothy rags on the public school system. 

27

s2/e2

 21 MIN 

ISN'T DANNY THOMAS ONE?

Dorothy's friend Jean, while on a visit, finds herself IN LOVE with Rose, a woman she met three days prior. But you know what they say about the Lebanese: they bring a U-haul to the second date. This one is full of laughs, tender moments, and puts a queer character --- not the sexuality of a queer character --- at the center of the story. 

30

s2/e5

 26 MIN 

FEELING MAGENTA? EAT A BLP!

Stanley, king of the yutzes, shows up and needs a friend and Dorothy calls in a favor from Blanche. The two hit it off platonically, but their new-found closeness still leaves Dorothy feeling a little magenta. Meanwhile, Rose and Sophia team up to muscle in on Johnny No Thumbs.

28

s2/e3

 26 MIN 

A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST DEBBIE MACEY!

Deborah A. Mace talks to us about her paper, Ancient Archetypes in Modern Media: A Comparative Analysis of Golden Girls, Living Single, and Sex & The City, & regales us with how she went about assigning each of the girls to their designated archetype, a challenge considering how much "slippage" there is between the fab four. 

VSE/2

 68 MIN 

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