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Jul 30, 2017

We still have a lot of thoughts and feelings and gossip about the incredible week that was San Diego Comic-Con 2017! We talk Outlander (of course), along with Harrison Ford, Vikings, The Gifted, ConMan, Stranger Things and everything in between. 

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 In the meantime, Subscribe and RATE US on iTunes or watch us on YouTube.

Jul 6, 2017

We are so sorry it's been so long since our last podcast!

This is really an important podcast if you read American Gods with us or watched it on Starz this Spring.

Our team is Beth, Amy, Danelle, Courtney and newcomer Nikki L. as we get into the first season of American Gods-  what didn’t work, what worked SO well and our expectations for season 2. We have some amazing theories (maybe spoilery) towards the end of this podcast that we discuss.

We will be back with more podcasts SOON!

In the meantime, Subscribe and RATE US on iTunes or watch us on You tube.

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May 1, 2017

This is our FINAL Episode of In The Waterweeds where we cover chapters 53- 63 of Voyager from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.


Our discussion panel includes Bekah, Beth and Amy. Oh, and we discuss what is going ON in the Fandom- including the latest Teaser Trailer and drama with costume designer Terry.

Subscribe and RATE US on iTunes even though we are in NO WAY as good as S-town.

Follow our Outlander Coverage online and Join our chat on TN's Boozy Book Club on Goodreads!

Thanks for listening this season! Stay tuned for more Totally Normal Podcast coming SOON!


Mar 31, 2017

Welcome back to the Totally Normal Podcast, this is Episode 6 of In The Waterweeds where we cover chapters 40-52 of Voyager from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

Yes, you heard that right, we’ll be discussing TWELVE chapters, Part 8 is called ON THE WATER and it’s a real doozy folks.

We’re talking constipation and herbs and sea sickness and acupuncture and a 15-year-old marrying a 30-year-old. It’s all incredibly thrilling.

Today’s discussion panel includes Nikki along with Beth and Julie.

Enjoy and we’ll see you next time for Part 9… THE FINAL CHAPTERS! YESSSS! We’ll be discussing chapters 53-63! Join us LIVE on You Tube on April 10th at 10 pm.

Subscribe and RATE US on iTunes even though we are in NO WAY as good as S-town.

Follow our Outlander Coverage online and Join our chat on TN's Boozy Book Club on Goodreads!

Thanks for listening!


Mar 23, 2017

It’s episode 42 of The Totally Normal podcast, and the 5th edition of our live hangout, In the Waterweeds where we discuss Diana Gabaldon’s third outlander novel Voyager before season 3 of the Outlander series airs on Starz in September.

This conversation is the perfect marriage of our Boozy Book Club and our Outlander chats and if you're just joining us, make sure you start at the beginning with In the Waterweeds 1

This convo is all about the trauma that happens when Laoghaire comes back on the scene and what it means for Claire AND what it means for US as readers emotionally! And we dive into why Diana did some of the things she did in this section of Voyager.


Join our team Beth, Bekah, Nikki and Karen as we really get in the waterweeds with Voyager!

Subscribe and RATE US on iTunes because last we checked, the only rating was a 1 star who didn't like "6 Drunk outlander Analysts" WHAT?!

Also, join us next time on March 27th at the same Totally Normal time - that’s 10pmEST/7PT - LIVE for the next edition of In the Waterweeds on Part VIII of Voyager  - Chapters 40-52

Follow our Outlander Coverage online and Join our chat on TN's Boozy Book Club on Goodreads!


Feb 16, 2017

Hey guys! It’s episode 41 of The Totally Normal podcast, and the 4th edition of our live hangout, In the Waterweeds where we get deep …. so deep … in the slippery waterweeds of Diana Gabaldon’s third outlander novel Voyager.

This time we are getting ever so super romantical with the big event of Voyager - the reunion between Jamie and Claire in A. Malcolm Printer’s print shop. We have thoughts about Willoughby, Jamie’s forthrightness, the plethora of hijinks and of course … reunion sex.

Join Beth, with Bekah, Courtney, and Karen as we navigate these tangly waterweeds. (We've officially grossed ourselves out with that innuendo.)

Also, join us next time on Feb 27th at the same Totally Normal time - that’s 10pmEST/7PT - LIVE for the next edition of In the Waterweeds on Part VII of Voyager  - back to Lallybroch.  

We’ll have much more to talk about, including the newest Outlander news - the season 3 premiere happening in SEPTEMBER of 2017. Yikes. Thanks so much for listening, everyone! Subscribe and enjoy! 

Follow our Outlander Coverage online and Join our chat on TN's Boozy Book Club on Goodreads!


Feb 8, 2017

Welcome back to Episode Three of In The Waterweeds where we re-read Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager, book 3 in the Outlander series. This week we're joined by Nikki, Karen, Amy and Julie who happen to be the biggest Willie and Geneva fans we could find.


This week we covered Parts 4 and 5 or chapters 12-23. We spent about half of this on the troublesome Geneva chapters and Claire’s preparations to head back in time and Nikki learned that of all the people in the Outlander books, she wants to hang out with the Abernathy’s.

Next time we’ll be reading parts 6 and 7 aka chapters 23-39… and we've got one word for you: PRINT SHOP! Join us Monday February 13th at 10 pm EST LIVE on You Tube!

Enjoy and see you next time!

Follow our Outlander Coverage online and Join our chat on TN's Boozy Book Club on Goodreads!

Jan 30, 2017

Welcome back to Episode two of our Podcast In the Waterweeds where we revisit Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager, the third book in the Outlander series. We’re re-reading the book before the new season of Outlander starts this spring!

This week we’re joined by the biggest Lord John Gray fans we could find: Nikki Pierce, Beth Thorne, Julie Perino and Courtney Morse. JK they’re writers at That’s Normal and were forced to be here to talk about JAMMF.

We cover chapters 7-13 in this episode including, but mostly just a bunch of chapters about J - A - I - L and the hijinks that Jamie gets himself into by going on ambiguities with Lord John and playing chess in his private chambers. Sounds like doing HARD TIME TO US. CHECK MATE.

Join us January 30th for Episode 3 of In The Waterweeds where we discuss Part 4, Chapters 14-17 The Lake District AKA THE G-WORD.

Enjoy and see you next time!

Follow our Outlander Coverage online and Join our chat on TN's Boozy Book Club on Goodreads!

Jan 11, 2017

This is episode One of our brand new series In The Waterweeds - where we revisit and re-read Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. This is the very beginning (it’s a very good place to start after all)!

Today we are joined by fellow Caitriots, Hueghligans and all around Davey Hollywood fans: Nikki, Beth, Amy and Karen! Ok, they’re just Outlander fans and they’ve been kind enough to join us on this journey back through the stones as we re-read the third book in the Outlander series: Voyager.

Today’s chat covers parts 1 and 2 which includes chapters 1 through 6 aka BP or before prison, or when Jamie’s living in a cave and Claire’s in the 50s and the 60s and we’re back to the 18th century. With all the jumping around who needs stones to time travel, we have the pages of Voyager!

Thanks for listening! Email us, tweet us, yell at us with your comments and definitely Join us next time when we dive into Part III or as Diana calls it “When I am Thy Captive” and as we call it: Chapters 7-13 on January 16th!

See you then Sassenaches!

Follow our Outlander Coverage online and Join our chat on TN's Boozy Book Club on Goodreads!


Oct 5, 2016

Welcome to the Totally Normal podcast where getting drunk and talking about books is totally normal.

For Boozy Book Club our September books were Gayle Forman’s Leave Me and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

One was the adult debut of one of our favorite Young Adult authors, and one is the highly acclaimed fantasy novel that we are super anticipating coming to our TV screens and laptops on Starz next year.

Amy and Beth were joined by Hangout newbies: Courtney and Danelle. We had a great time trying to figure out why we just couldn’t relate to Gayle Forman’s protagonist Maribeth and why American Gods is totally and completely indelible.

We hope you enjoy this Boozy Book Club and join us for the month of October as we read Melina Marchetta’s newest Tell the Truth Shame the Devil and The Regulars by Georgia Clark.

We will see you Tuesday, Nov 1st at 10pm EST for another live Hangout. 

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Sep 26, 2016

This podcast is only 3.5 weeks late. Sorry about that.

In August for our Boozy Book Club we read one of our most favorite books EVER: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. Most of us read it TWICE and stayed up all night to read it.

Check out our chat about The Hating Game plus Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole and join us for our NEWLY RESCHEDULED Book Club on Tuesday 9/27 at 10 pm EST.

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Jul 14, 2016

It's the #Hangoutlander Season finale! We were so excited to come together this past Monday night to discuss the finale of season 2 of Outlander, partly because it's exhausting to talk about Outlander week after week with only one break, but also because.. it was the finale! There was so much to discuss and that we did!

There were some varied opinions on our team which included Bekah, Nikki, Beth and Julie from That's Normal, plus Kyle from AND a very special guest and TN reader, Joanna. We definitely disagreed on some of the ways the finale fell short and on things we liked, but overall we thought it was a decent finale that was missing some key elements that, to be honest, were probably missing all along this season. Namely Jamie and Claire! We watch the show because we fell in love with their love while reading the books. And overall we just feel that the show has been lacking.

Beth wrote an incredible post this week that you should check out that talks about Putting down the book and looking at the TV show for what it is:

Just because Outlander is over does NOT mean that the Totally Normal Podcast is over or that Hangoutlander is over!. Stay tuned as we bring you more podcasts (live from comic con anyone?) and we'll be back with Hangoutlander during the break between now and season 3- we have a lot to talk about preparing for Voyager. 

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Thank you so much for listening and participating with Hangoutlander this season!

Jun 29, 2016

Hey there! In this episode of the Totally normal Podcast, we discuss the penultimate episode of Season 2 of Outlander: Hail Mary. We were joined by some of our absolutely favorites in the fandom- the ladies from My Outlander Purgatory and Andee who blogs for TV after Dark.

We had a really great conversation about negativity within our perception of the show (as of late) and in reviews from the fandom. We also discussed Roger and Bree and what they are going to be doing in the finale. And we talked about Jamie and Claire and their lack-there-of a connection this season. Plus we made predictions for the finale and a little bit of season 3.

We hope you enjoy the chat! Watch us instead

Join us July 11th at 10 pm ET for the FINAL Hangoutlander for Season! RSVP here:

Jun 23, 2016

This week we chat about the HERSELF of all episodes... Vengeance is Mine written by none other than author Diana Gabaldon herself!

We kept it all in the family this week with TN team: Heidi, Julie, Beth and Nikki

Watch this week's episode here!

Join us same time, on June 27th at 10 pm EST / 7PM PT as we talk about the next episode:

Jun 15, 2016

Wow, we sure can't say Prestonpans, can we?

This week we start out a little differently and talk for about 20 minutes about the Fandom drama happening in the Outlander communities. It's a really great conversation about shipping, proper fan behavior and expectations and we could have talked about this for MUCH longer!

We are joined once again by Laura from

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Join us same time, on June 20th at 10 pm EST as we talk about the next episode Vengeance is Mine :

Jun 7, 2016

We opened this episode trying to say "Je Suis Prest." And we failed. One thing was clear- none of us speak French! 


We had a great convo this week though it was a smaller than normal crew from That’s normal.  We talked about #HatGate- the name we’ve lovingly given our confusion surrounding a recent picture of Sam Heughan wearing what looks to be a photo-shopped cowboy hat.


Then, of course we talked about the episode which was Beth’s favorite of the series. We had some differing opinions on the PTSD edition that we don’t see in the books, and we ended the convo with a real quick chat about how Outlander is going to take over our Sunday nights from this moment forward since they announced both season 3 AND 4 would be made!


Plus this week we gave away a copy of the Outlander Kitchen cook book to a lucky LIVE viewer!

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Join us next week on the 13th at 10 pm EST as we discuss episode 210:


Hope you enjoy the conversation!

Jun 3, 2016

Don't miss this awesome convo with our team from plus Kyle from (a NON book reader) Kyle is always a good time!

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Join us next week for Hangoutlander 209: at 10 pm EST on June 6th

May 27, 2016

If you love Outlander, if you love Caitriona Balfe and if you hate really bad fake beards, then this is definitely the episode for you.

This live hangoutlander was all about the best season 2 episode to date, entitled Faith.

We were joined by the always hilarious and gracious and awesome ladies from My Outlander Purgatory, Carol and Tracey.

Aaaaaand we all pretty much loved the heck out of this episode. Emotional gut punches and an amazing performances, and that one really awful scene we could have all done without. Also too bad about that beard, Jamie.

Don/t forget to join us next week on TUESDAY night - not Monday - Tuesday May 31st -  at 10:00pmEST (because of the holiday - stupid holidays!!!) so mark you calendars special this week because this is THE super contentious shark jumping episode. RSVP HERE

SO MUCH TO CHAT ABOUT. See you then, and in the meantime, enjoy the podcast. 

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May 20, 2016

We're BACK This week with Laura from Hypable and it feels like home!

We were also joined by special guest and TN friend ANDEE (@andeesings on Twitter) and had a great conversation about episode 206.

SPOILER WARNING ABOUT 30 minutes in. We say it in advance, but beware if you haven't read ahead in the books!

Join us next week for Hangoutlander 207 when we're back with the gals from My Outlander Purgatory. Oh it'll be a good one.... RSVP HERE

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May 10, 2016

CORRECTION: though we say this is episode 26- it's not! It's Episode 27! We are dumb. You already knew that. 

This week we were joined by Mary and Blake of Outlander Cast- the popular husband and wife duo who do bi-weekly podcasts about Outlander!


Make sure you do not miss the moment  about 34 min and 15 seconds in when we get not one but THREE impressions from the Outlander world . Beth does her Diana Gabaldon, Julie does her best Mary Hawkins and Blake graces us with his best Claire.


We love the interaction we had from the live viewers during this episode. We had some great questions, did a poll that resulted in over 83% loving the episode. it was all in all a great time!


Make sure you join us NEXT WEEK when were back with Laura and Kyle from Hypable. Same time, same place 10 p EST Monday night. RSVP here


You can always find us online at thats_normal on Twitter and Insta online and thatsnormalblog on Facebook

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May 7, 2016

Hangoutlander returns this week with special guests, Ginger and Summer from Outlander Podcast!

These girls have been chatting about Outlander (the books, the show and the fandom) for over 3 years. We loved having them join our panel from TN including Beth, Bekah, Tiff and Julie as we discussed episode 4 of season 2: La Dame Blanche.

Love it or hate it, this episode really moved the plot of this season forward … and by plot we mean Jamie and Claire’s relationship. For all our celebration over the end of the real Droughtlander, there were tough times too: Mary Hawkins’ attack and that crazy three stooges fight scene.

We hope you enjoy our discussion about Jamie’s PTSD, how Outlander handles rape, and what we’d like to see in … season 3?? Already? Yep.

And join us this Monday night, May 9th for another LIVE hangout as we discuss episode 5. RSVP here:

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Apr 29, 2016

Welcome to this week’s Totally Normal Podcast Episode #25,

In this week’s podcast we discuss Outlander Season 2 Episode 203, entitled “Useful Occupations and Deceptions.” So you know another episode of lying and trickery and French espionage, probably some lady’s boobs and yes.. another dry spell.

On this week’s podcast we are joined by Kendra and her husband Jordan. Kendra is the editor for the Outlander Cast blog and together they record the Beyond the Stones podcast. Follow them and listen to their podcast they are a blast!

Sitting in for That’s Normal was Beth, Amy, Julie and Nikki.

Shit got crazy in this week’s discussion, there was boxed wine there were about a billion Tweets (thanks everyone for playing along) and ultimately a discussion of WHAT ARE THE PRODUCERS DOING and WHERE IS SCOTLAND? We are all Murtagh and we’re homesick for those bonny shores. Anyway you know how we’re feeling.

On next week’s episode we’ll be joined by Ginger and Summer from the Outlander Podcast. RVSP here

Sit back, relax and let’s get started!

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Apr 22, 2016

THIS week join us as we get drunk the Tracey and Carol of My Outlander Purgatory (Spoiler: we are the drunk ones). We were SO thrilled to have the ladies of MOP with us to talk about this episode that none of were all too thrilled about. Somehow we managed to chat and laugh for the whole hour and interact with SO MANY amazing people on Twitter. Make sure to watch LIVE and tweet us #Hangoutlander. We give away weekly prizes!

Join us each Monday through the Outlander season at 10 pm EST for hangoutlander LIVE! RSVP for our next episode with the fab couple from Beyond the Stones:

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Apr 13, 2016

We are so excited that HANGOUTLANDER is back! Our crew joined together with Hypable's Laura and Kyle to talk about the first episode of Season 2 of Outlander.

This episode is sponsored by Walker's Shortbread- the ONLY shortbread with Jamie and Claire on the box!

Join us each Monday through the Outlander season at 10 pm EST for hangoutlander LIVE! RSVP for our next episode with the ladies of My Outlander Purgratory:

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Apr 7, 2016

Welcome to Boozy Book Club: MOVIE MONTH!

In this edition of Boozy Book Club we're talking about books and books to movies. If you really enjoy book to movie adaptations, then this is a really great episode for you to listen to.

In March we read The Light Between Oceans and Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, both of which are heading to the big screen this fall.

The Light Between Oceans stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Wiess, and Miss Peregrine's stars Eva Green and was directed by Tim Burton. Both of them look really incredible.

So this month, our book clubbers (Beth, Tiffany, Amy and Anne) discussed how movie adaptations affect our reading of the book. How casting choices affect character as well as delving into which characters we had sympathy for or not.

This hangout was recorded on April 4, which was a big day in TN world as the season premiere for Outlander was happening in NYC, so we had a bit of FOMO going on. In fact, Boozy Book Club will be taking a bit of a podcast/hangout hiatus while we spend the next few months having weekly Hangoutlander episodes to discuss the new season of our favorite show. So get ready for regular podcast updates.

Our first Hangoutlander episode will be Monday, April 11th at 10pm EST. Don’t miss it. RSVP here

And if you love Boozy Book Club, please come along with us this month as we read Fellside by MR Carey. It’s the newest thriller from the author or The Girl with All the Gifts, and while we won’t be doing a live discussion, we will be talking about it on the blog and in our group on Goodreads.

So enjoy our discussion about using lube as frizz ease, missing out on the Outlander premiere and oh yeah … books to movies. 

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RSVP for our Hangoutlander 201!

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