It was so popular last year that we decided to do it again! Join us this holiday season as we introduce you to twelve of our favourite podcasts in the 12 Days of Podmas!
When the CW passed on making Wayward Sisters, a potential spin off of their popular show Supernatural, a lot of fans were surprised, disappointed and angry. The show was supposed to follow Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) and the girls Mills had adopted who all had experience with hunting the monsters of the world.
It seemed like a sure thing and so fans and stars alike tried to save it; a petition has since reached over eighty-five thousand signatures, but the CW wouldn’t shift and decided it was not meant to be. When there was nothing else left to do, Buckmaster came up with a new idea for herself and Rhodes to channel their energy into, and so The Wayward Podcast was born.
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From the off it was made clear that the podcast would not be about Supernatural or about the fandom. Instead it would focus on the two friends as they navigated through life and this world. It is unapologetically unrestrained and completely candid in its truthfulness, as the two women talk about a multitude of topics ranging from sex and food, to pets, jobs and burnout. They don’t profess to be experts and make it clear they aren’t scientists, but they simply offer their own experiences and how life has affected them.
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Rhodes and Buckmaster record everything themselves, usually inside of the former’s walk-in closet but sometimes in hotel rooms when they’re on the convention circuit. They also do their own editing, making sure to run it by Rhodes’s daughter if she’s interrupted an episode or talked about, and make sure she’s okay with what’s said. It feels like a family effort because that’s what it is, and although listeners aren’t directly involved with the conversations they have, the two women make you feel as though you are.
It is well worth a listen to if you want real talk from real women who don’t apologise for who they are and what they have been through.