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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!

Want to Watch us instead?

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!

Watch the Hangout Instead

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?

 

Want to watch us instead?

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!

 

Oh yeah, we're NOW ON ITUNES. Subscribe here

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!

 

Oh yeah, we're NOW ON ITUNES. Subscribe here

May 14, 2015

Hey there guys: BORING Outlander episode made less boring by this weeks #Hangoutlander. Okay, turns out Bekah is really the only one who was REALLY bored by this episode, but we all agreed that the song and dance show could have been wrapped up in 4 minutes or less. 

We introduce a new challenge to our #Hangoutlander Drinking Game- listen to find out what it is!

Wanna WATCH us instead? Find the video here!

Don't forget to join us THIS MONDAY 5/18 at 10 pm ET for our next #Hangoutlander115. WE ARE TERRIFIED  http://bit.ly/hangoutlander115

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Bekah     @bekahbuttons
Julie        @julep0405
Karen      @dougalsbeard

Nikki    @itshowtimenikki

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist

 

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

 

Oh yeah, we're NOW ON ITUNES. Subscribe here

May 8, 2015

This week: Find out which one of us has PMS, how we really feel about Jamie and Ian's bromance, and how disappointed we are in the lack of Lallybroch sex. 

Wanna WATCH us instead? Find the video here!

Don't forget to join us THIS MONDAY 5/11 at 10 pm ET for our next #Hangoutlander114. WE HEAR IT'S A BORING EPISODE! http://bit.ly/hangoutlander114

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Beth     @bethorne
Jamie   
@thiscitygirl
Julie     @julep0405
Nikki    @itshowtimenikki

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist

 

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

 

Oh yeah, we're NOW ON ITUNES. Subscribe here

May 1, 2015

WE'RE HOME AT LALLYBROCH! 

This week, we up our #Hangoutlander Drinking Games with a few added scenerios:

  • Drink when someone references "That's not in the book"
  • Drink When Blurtlander pops his head in the screen or Beth gives him the side eye
  • Drink when someone references and uncircumsized penis

Yeah. You guessed it. We got drunk this week. We had Tuesday morning hangovers to prove it!

Jamie is back with us this week after a few weeks away in #humblebrag Europe. 

Wanna WATCH us get Drunk? Find the video here!

Let's get to it! And don't forget to join us THIS MONDAY 5/4 at 10 pm ET for our next #Hangoutlander113. WE ARE SO CLOSE TO WENTWORTH PRISON. WE ARE TERRIFIED! http://bit.ly/hangoutlander113

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

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

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist

 

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

 

Oh yeah, we're NOW ON ITUNES. Subscribe here

Apr 22, 2015

Don't be dismayed by a MAN kicking off our podcast this week, this is really us. Thanks to an un-named-audio-genius who doesn't want credit for filling in on the intro!

BETH IS BACK! It feels like she was gone forever instead of for one week, but we're glad to have her voice back with us on #Hangoutlander. It's just not the same without hearing her shush Blurtlander (attached to her side like a cute overgrownpuppy) every five seconds.

Amy joins us this week. Amy handled our Outlander Recap Posts while Beth was out and so it was fabulous to have her voice!

Let's get to it! And don't forget to join us THIS MONDAY 4/27 at 10 pm ET for our next #Hangoutlander112. WE ARE HEADING HOME TO LALLYBROCH GUYS! http://bit.ly/hangoutlander112

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Bekah  @bekahbuttons
Beth     @bethorne
Amy     
@blessamysheart
Nikki   
 @itshowtimenikki

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist

 

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

 

Oh yeah, we're NOW ON ITUNES. Subscribe here

Apr 16, 2015

Oh man.. the fact that we're back with our SECOND EVER podcast is a miracle. And the fact that so many of you downloaded our FIRST episode is an even BIGGER miracle. Serial, here we come. We're gonna BLOW away your numbers.

Jk. #FreeAdnan #WeThink

This week on our Totally Normal Podcast we're talking about Outlander Episode #110: By the Pricking of my Thumbs. 

We kick off our disucssion with a rousing praise of Jamie Fraser's morning wake up methods. Then we talk about Dougal being a major cry baby, and, finally, Bekah sings us a Kelly Clarkson song. Finally. We've been waiting for this moment. 

 

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Bekah  @bekahbuttons
Karen  @dougalsbeard
Nikki  
 @itshowtimenikki

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist

Join us LIVE on 4/20/2015 at 10 pm ET for Hangoutlander 111: http://bit.ly/hangoutlander111 or check back for a podcast of the episode!

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

 

Oh yeah, we're NOW ON ITUNES. Subscribe here

Apr 10, 2015
Totally Normal Podcast Episode 1: #Hangoutlander 109

Welcome to our VERY FIRST Podcast! We are excited to bring you our Google Hangout (found originally in video form) in a podcast for those of you who just can't find time to watch us wane poetically while hugging glasses of wine for an hour on You Tube.

This week we bring you #Hangoutlander 109 covering Outlander Episode 109: The Reckoning. 

Participants from That's Normal
@Thats_Normal

Beth     @Bethorne
Bekah  
@bekahbuttons
Jamie  
@thiscitygirl
Julie     
@julep0405
Nikki  
 @itshowtimenikki

Partipiants from Hypable 
@Hypable

Laura    @LauraByrneCrist

Join us LIVE on 4/13/2015 at 10 pm ET for Hangoutlander 110: http://bit.ly/hangoutlander110 or check back for a podcast of the episode!

See you online or at Thats-Normal.com!

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