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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: bit.ly/hangoutlander210

 

Hope you enjoy the conversation!

Jun 3, 2016

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

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Join us next week for Hangoutlander 209: bit.ly/hangoutlander209 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 thats-normal.com 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: http://bit.ly/hangoutlander205

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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: http://bit.ly/hangoutlander203

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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: http://bit.ly/hangoutlander202

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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!

Mar 11, 2016

Welcome to Boozy Book Club: ROMANCE MONTH!

This conversation was recorded on February 29th- that's right, it was LEAP DAY!

We talked about February Book Club Books: Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren and The Rouge Not Taken by Sarah MacLean

It was a small crew- just Bekah, Beth and Julie. But we had a great chat together. We stupidly thought we'd talk for just 30 min and get to bed early. WRONG. 

We ended up doing a fun FMK (Eff/Marry/Kill) with some of our favorite Christina Lauren characters; We talk about regency romance and how Sarah MacLean writes it differently than other authors we know. And we had a lot of great conversations about some of favorite romance books. 

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Mark your calendars for our next Boozy Book Club on 3/28 at 10 pm ET where we'll be reading Books that will soon be MOVIES: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (BEKAH SAYS THE WRONG NAME ON THE PODCAST. WE'VE SINCE FIRED HER*) and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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*No we didn't, but we did lock her in the dungeon. Tobias is there. She's fine.

Feb 18, 2016

We know you're under the impression that we're calm, cool and collected no matter which celebrity we're interviewing, author we're casually chatting with and hot actor we're flirting with over TN's Twitter (@thats_normal - hit it). And that's true. We play it cool.

Until now.

If you've been following us for awhile, you know that Beth has been singing C.S. Pacat's praises for The Captive Prince series for years now, and when we got the opportunity to invite her to join us for #TalkingNormal and the Totally Normal Podcast, we never actually thought it would happen. 

But it did.

So listen as Beth, Lindsey and Lauren (of Christina Lauren fame!) fangirl all over C.S. Pacat (Cat!), fall in LOVE with Cat because she's adorable and amazing, and learn behind-the-pen secrets about KINGS RISING and the Captive Prince series.

If you haven't read these books: Spoilers abound. Bekah was around for this chat too as tech-in-charge, and she hasn't read the books. But after listening to the conversation for an hour, there's no way she hasn't moved them up to the very next spot on her TBR list.

Want to watch us fangirl instead? Catch the conversation on You Tube here

Join our Book Club on Goodreads: Boozy Book Club

Read Beth's review of Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

Feb 4, 2016

It's our first Boozy Book Club chat of 2016!!! This month we're talking about Passenger by Alexandra Bracken and Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning.

AND we discuss the *drama* surrounding some comments Karen Marie Moning made on Facebook, And if you can continue to be a fan of something, despite what an author may or may not do. And what if you hate some things about a character (ala Jericho Barrons) but... he's just so damn hot you make excuses for his behavior? What do YOU think?

Don't forget to join us on Feburary 29th, 2016 for our next LIVE Boozy Book Club hangout where we discuss our favorite ROMANTIC books: Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren and The Rouge Not Taken by Sarah MacLean

Join our Book Club on Goodreads: Boozy Book Club

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Dec 28, 2015

The team is BACK to discuss all our thoughts on Star Wars- The Force Awakens. SPOILERS ABOUND. So if you haven't yet seen the movie 

#1: What kind of Fan are you?
#2: Stay away from this conversation until you've watched it!

Our core Star Wars team consists of Nikki, Beth, Jamie and Natasha and the convo ranges from silly to serious to holding back tears *We're looking at you Natasha*

Wanna watch us instead? Do that here.

And don't forget to Join us for our next LIVE Hangout on January 25th at 10 pm ET: Boozy Book Club discussing Feverborn and Passenger. RSVP HERE

Dec 15, 2015

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Totally Normal Podcast: Holiday Hangoutander: Outlander is coming to town

That’s right, though we don’t have any new Outlander to talk about until April (Oh yeah- it looks like Yahoo confirmed it IS actually going to air in April this week), we thought we’d get together with the ol’ gang to discuss what’s been happening in the fandom, the new teaser trailer that recently dropped and…. well, who needs an excuse to get drunk on the internet and talk about Sam Heughan? NO ONE NEEDS AN EXCUSE.

This conversation was all over the place. From our theories on Roger and Bree, to Outlander Holiday gifts- which BY THE WAY, there are some good options, including our very on That’s Normal store so we added that to the show notes, and FINALLY at the very end, our thoughts on the Teaser Trailer, this is an Outlander conversation you don’t want to miss.

Speaking of stuff you don’t want to miss, our next Hangout is December the 22nd AFTER the crew has seen Star Wars The Force awakens. Our last Star Wars chat was our  most popular Hangout and podcast YET (sorry Outlander!) so we’re excited to talk about Star Wars again with you guys!

We hope you enjoy this conversation and, oh yeah, you definitely need to stop on over to That’s Normal to check out our thoughts on the casting of Roger!

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Check out our TN Cafepress Store for Outlander Merch! http://cafepress.com/thatsnormalmerch

Nov 19, 2015

Welcome to Episode 16 of the Totally Normal Podcast where we talk about none other than Star Wars and more specifically Star Wars The Force Awakens, the trailers, the conspiracy theories (those are good let me tell you), the easter eggs, what we’re most excited for ANNNDD WHERE IS LUKE??!!?!

Our panel included the biggest star wars nerds on our team, me, Nikki, Jamie, Beth and Natasha. We even discussed what happens if The Force Awakens is more like The Phantom Menace. KNOCK ON ENDORIAN Wood that’s not true. We’ll see you in December after we've seen the movie.

We hope you enjoy it!

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Nov 2, 2015

EVERYTHING GOES BACK TO TWILIGHT!

Last month, Stephenie Meyer surprised the world when she released her 10th Anniversary edition of Twilight and included a completely reworked GENDER-BENT version of Twilight called LIFE AND DEATH.

We invited our author pals Christina and Lauren (@ChristinaLauren) to join the chat with Bekah (@bekahbuttons), Nikki (@itshowtimenikki), Beth (Bethorne) and Tiff (@iamtgar) as we discussed and debated BEAU vs. BELLA, EDYTHE vs. EDWARD and walked down memory lane of what Twilight has meant to us all over the past 10 years!

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Sep 17, 2015

Update 10/26/2015- WE ARE SO SORRY WE HAD THE WRONG AUDIO FOR THE LAST PODCAST! IT IS FIXED!

It's the last episode of sense8debate, and nothing is sadder than no more Lito and Hernando until who knows when?

In this hangout, we get busy talking about Will and Riley, and whether or not Riley is the mom of the cluster, and whether or not Will is just got a bit of alpha male rescuing the damsel in distress syndrome. OH, and season 2 ... we really need to know what happens in season 2. 

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Aug 27, 2015

This week on #Sense8Debate we got real with everyone's favorites from the cluster ... Nomi and Lito. Are they foils? Are the greatest characters EVER? Are they meant to be wholly representative of the LGBTQ community? Whatever your position, you have to love them. At least you have to love that scene in the baths with Wolfgang ... and Will ... and Hernando ... shall we go on?

 

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Join us every Thursday in August for a new #Sense8Debate

Aug 20, 2015

Has there ever been a show on any station, at any time, with any cast, whose CANON couples were all 100% perfectly shippable? Not until sense8 there hasn't. But this week we talk about the creme of the crop on canon couples ... Kala and Wolfgang. The Romeo and Juliet, if you will. *sigh* Real love, y'all. 

Watch the Convo here

 

Join us each Thursday in August for #Sense8Debate

Aug 10, 2015

Are you totally into Netflix's newest original series, Sense8? WE ARE TOO. 

So much so, that we started a brand new recap hangout show, Sense8 Debate, just to fandom all over it. 
 
Download the podcast to hear Beth, Jamie, Julie, Katy, Kyle and Lindsey debate who the best sensate really is, whether or not Capheus is pansexual or just VANDAMME-sexual, and the level of immorality in Sun's big decision. 
 
Or Watch the Video
 
Next week, you can join us live for our second episode of #Sense8Debate, the one in which we talk about Kala and Wolfgang. It will start a little later than normal at 10:30pmEST, but you can find us at the usual places.
 
You might even hear us without tuning in as we will be the ones completely FLAILING over Netflix's announcement that sense8 is GETTING A SECOND SEASON! Thank Hernando!
Aug 10, 2015
Welcome to the Totally Normal Podcast Episode 10: Hangoutlander San Diego Comic Con Edition
 
Our whole TN San Diego Comic Con 2015 Crew got together (minus Karen!) to talk behind the scenes of what REALLY went down at Comic Con this year.
 
We discussed our thoughts on The Outlander panel and what they showed us from Season 2. Julie shared what it was like to interview some of the cast and crew for the first time and we shared other stories (like when we ran into Sam Hueghan on the street)
 
After our Outlander chat we moved into general comic con fun. We dressed up! We threw a party! Katy did so much stuff we could have talkd about it for an entire episode!
 

We hope you enjoy this chat and any jealousy you feel about our amazing Comic Con experience is just encouragement for you to try to come next year- the TN party we're already dreaming about will make it worth it!

Wanna watch us instead? Find the video here

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Beth     @bethorne
Julie     @julep0408
Bekah   @bekahbuttons
Nikki    @itshowtimenikki
Jamie   @thiscitygirl
Katy      @katygracesf

Jul 29, 2015

It's been months since we hungout and got boozy and talked books ... but we are finally back with a great conversation about The Girl on the Train.

We find out awesome stuff like Tiff and Julie figured it out 10 pages in, and Anne and I have no skills; We FMK Tom, Scott and the doctor from The Girl on the Train; And discuss which one of the narrators is the worst (hint: It's Anna!).

Also we promise Tiffany that Barrons and Mac are the Jamie and Claire of the Urban Fantasy Genre, and she promises to read Fever finally.

And Beth finally compares the boys on her Ride or Die for Life list to her favorite book series. You can to listen til' the end to find out which book series is her Sam Heughan.

Wanna watch us instead? Find the video here

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Beth     @bethorne
Julie     @julep0408
Tiff       @iamtgar 
Anne    @annewarnick

Jun 15, 2015

Better later than NEVER, right? Sorry it took us so long to bring you our last #Hangoutlander Podcast covering the season finale. We HOPE it was worth the wait!

We get drunk, we are excited, we talk ALL over each other, but mostly we have a great convo about the last episode of the season: what we loved, what we didn't love, and how "That kind of gay" isn't the kind of gay ANY of us wanted to see....

Wanna WATCH us instead? Find the video here!

WE AREN'T DONE WITH THIS PODCAST! While we're on a MAJOR Outlander break, our Hangouts will look different, but stay tuned for future episodes where we discuss all SORTS of topics we love (plus, let's be honest, a bit of Outlander from time to time!) 

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Bekah     @bekahbuttons
Beth        @bethorne
Jamie       @thiscitygirl
Nikki    @itshowtimenikki

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist
Kyle       @tariq_kyle

 

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

 

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May 21, 2015

Oh man-- we were excited to talk about this week's episode. We think talking about it was more enjoyable than watching it (Unless you're Kyle). And our discussion was AWESOME! 

Listen to super drunk Beth edumacate us all, fall in love with Kyle from Hypable and cry a few tears that this is our 2nd to last Hangoutlander for the season.

BUT DON'T WORRY. We'll be back with more Totally Normal Podcasts in the near future!

Content note: There are Game of Thrones 5/17/2015 episode spoilers around 13 min- 15 min or so in. 

Wanna WATCH us instead? Find the video here!

Don't forget to join us in TWO MONDAYs 6/1 at 10 pm ET for our FINAL #Hangoutlander of the season #Hangoutlander116. WE ARE STILL TERRIFIED  htp://bit.ly/hangoutlander116

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Bekah     @bekahbuttons
Beth        @bethorne
Jamie       @thiscitygirl
Nikki    @itshowtimenikki

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist
K
yle       @TRQhz

 

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

 

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