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Join Zainabb and Dziugas on their adventures through space, time, pop culture, and beyond. Throw glitter around! Wobble the system! We ARE the queerdos, mister!

Latest Episodes

The Osmosis of Cults

Content warning: mention of domestic abuse and abuse culture in our Ant-Man discussion, mention of violence during our cults discussion including reference to mass suicide and murder. Things get weird in this episode as we chat about cults. What are they? Who makes them? And what would our roles be if we joined (or started) a cult? All this and more in our latest batch of rambling inanity. 2:30 ‘Nam Sayin’ G We discuss Ant-Man, Hank Pym, and the character’s legacy, and Dziugas tells us about Ant-Man and The Wasp. We also rag on Michael Douglas and chat about the weird “psycho woman” film trend of the ’80s. Zainabb eats a chocolate lollipop while we complain about Forrest Gump and Robert Zemeckis. Zainabb started watching The Haunting of Hill House, which actually gets scary (update: it’s less scary after episode three). Then we talk about horror films and horror comics, including The Immortal Hulk and Sandman. 56:39 Cults We try to define what a cult is, and what different ty...

145 MIN2018 NOV 3
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The Osmosis of Cults

That's 23, Man

Content warning: mention of sexual harassment and mention of animal abuse in the update on travelling; discussion of Nazis, white supremacists, racist and gendered violence including mention of sexual assault in Green Room section; and a lot of chat about white supremacy and institutional marginalisation in the rest of the episode. Zainabb is back from running off into the desert so we do our longest ‘nam sayin’ G yet (reprise). Get prepped for long discussions about Japanese cinema, Nazis, the media, museums and decolonisation. 6:21 On travelling Zainabb talks about their attempts to decolonise their travel whilst away, plus challenges faced alongside the good stuff (like cockroaches!) 25:45 Akira Kurosawa We talk about Kurosawa’s influence and legacy, as well as hit flicks Rashōmon and Seven Samurai. We chat misogyny, spaghetti westerns, and the Most Beautiful Man In The World, Toshiro Mifune. <3 We also talk about Gate of Hell, which is very pretty. 50:10 Green Room and Nazi ...

131 MIN2018 OCT 18
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That's 23, Man

The Mummy

Content warning: mention of fat-shaming in Queer Eye, mention of abuse in Fun Home, mention of Nazis at the end of our Stonehenge chat, discussion of racism and colonialism/imperialism in The Mummy and our discussion around Egypt Zainabb is running into the desert so in our last episode for A While, we chat The Mummy, decolonising travel, and Brendan Fraser. Also, tune in to hear our longest Space Wizards yet, and both of us sincerely believe this is our 23rd episode (it’s not, it says #22 right there) which is definitely not 23, man. 5:10 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabbadds to the Queer Eye discussion on the last episode, discussing how the show asks (mostly) cishet white men to do better and to pick up the emotional labour that women in their lives are currently doing. We also chat a bit about television’s problem with fat-shaming, body-shaming, and talking about fashion. We chat about YouTube, webseries, and why we struggle to keep up with it all. We both went to see the Fun Home adapt...

156 MIN2018 JUL 26
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The Mummy

It's A Conspiracy!

We get deep about conspiracy theories, reality, and psychology… or do we? Listen to our definitely human voices talking about definitely theoretical things. 2:10 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabbis watching The Bold Type and discusses its representation of queer women and coming out, black women, and the harmful capital construct of the ‘millennial hustle’. Dziugas watched the second season of Search Party, a show about insufferable hipsters. Zainabb watched Queer Eye and has many thoughts on the show’s staged acceptance, fat-shaming, and judgemental consumerism. We chat about The Death of Stalin, its old white man approach to humour, and the concerning support for authoritarianism on the left. And finally, something positive: Zainabb saw Little Forest, a delightful cosy Korean film about food, nature, and personal growth. 1:12:00 Raptors vs Terrorism Zainabb saw Jurassic World 2 and it wasn’t good, nor did it feature raptors fighting terrorism. Also, the trailers are a lie. 1:17:04 Cons...

176 MIN2018 JUL 12
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It's A Conspiracy!

E3 2018

Join us in our annual recap of E3 as we chat about the games that caught our interest, Kojima hijinks, and whether E3 really matters at all. 0:53 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabbwatched Blue Valentine, a romantic drama that’s actually not very romantic at all. (cw: discussion of abuse and abusive relationships) We chat about The Expanse, its disappointing representation of women and neurodivergent folx, and the problems with fridging. 25:46 E3 2018 We chat E3 2018, the games, the vibes, and whether E3 means anything to us any more. Titles we discuss, in order: Fallout 76, Sea of Thieves, Skull and Bones, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher, Death Stranding, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI, Elder Scrolls: Blades, Sable, Little Dragons Cafe, (Nintendo, in general), (PC vs console gaming), Maneater, Sea of Solitude, Twin Mirror, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Ubisoft’s conference, The Division 2, and Elijah Wood’s VR game. Got a question or want to join in on the discussi...

129 MIN2018 JUN 21
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E3 2018

Sexuality and The Future of Star Wars

cw: mention of attempted suicide, sexual violence We go deep on a whole bunch of topics, from censorship and colonialism in pop culture to queerness in Star Wars. We chat about the Star Wars franchise and what we can expect from future instalments, plus what we actually want to see from the series. 2:06 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabb watched Empire Records for the first time and liked it far better than The Breakfast Club. (cw: mention of attempted suicide) We chat about Dope, the Netflix dramedy that Dziugas couldn’t get into. In our first instalment of Zainabb v Dinosaurs, Zainabb chats about the Jurassic Park series, liopleurodon, and Walking With Dinosaurs. Dziugas went to see Deadpool 2 so we chat about its queer representation, putting abusers on-screen, and how it weighs up with the first one. Zainabb read Becoming Unbecoming, a graphic novel about misogyny, gendered violence, and abuse. (Content warning for all those things.) Then we discuss narratives of abuse as they relate to D...

140 MIN2018 JUN 7
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Sexuality and The Future of Star Wars

True Crime, True Crime

cw: violence, sexual violence, mention of child abuse In today’s episode of Magical Trash, we’re discussing true crime and why it’s such a popular form of storytelling. Plus, how can true crime be less gross and more thoughtful? 2:10 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabb watched Constantine for the first time so we discuss the highs and the lows of the Hellblazer adaptation. We complain about the rich people wedding that happened last weekend and the disturbing lack of critical engagement with the event. Zainabb read graphic novels 100 Months and Saving Grace plus we chat about The Darkness and gentrification. We chat about Waltz With Bashir which we watched with a live orchestra, and Zainabbdiscusses The Tale of One Bad Rat (cw: mention of child abuse and representation of abuse). Plus, stay tuned for an Okami update (spoiler: there’s more misogyny!) 46:28 True Crime, True Crime We forgot to do Raptors vs Terrorism this week so we’re straight into the main event: true crime. We discuss what...

106 MIN2018 MAY 25
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True Crime, True Crime

The Big Lebowski

Welcome to the Space Wizards Morning Show, brought to you at some ludicrous hour, featuring weather and traffic reports as well as some deep thinking about The Big Lebowski. 9:20 ‘Nam Sayin’ G After chatting about classic ’00s pop songs, Dziugas tells us about the Wolverine podcast he’s been listening to called Wolverine: The Long Night. Zainabb has actually been reading comics, including Injection and Paper Girls. We chat about mainstream comics plus Warren Ellis vs Garth Ennis vs Grant Morrison, FIGHT! Dziugas has been playing a Skyrim mod featuring time loops, totalitarianism, and fucking shit up. We also chat about Into The Night, a bizarre comedy-action film starring Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfieffer, David Bowie and weird racism. 1:03:13 Raptors vs Terrorism We watched multiple versions of the same Jurassic World 2 trailer and we chat about the future of the Jurassic Park franchise and exactly what is the point of this new film. 1:18:10 The Big Lebowski After Zainabb’s fir...

139 MIN2018 APR 27
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The Big Lebowski

Films For Self Care

As usual, Zainabb is doing poorly so we have a nebulous chat about films we watch for self care, plus ramblings about all the other stuff we’ve been up to recently. 2:54 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Dziugas has been reading lots of comics including Batman and The Wicked and the Divine, whilst Zainabbprovides an update on Monstress (and its cats!) We talk about self-serving fictional characters like Littlefinger, John Constantine, and whether we think we’d be able to pull that off in real life. We chat Star Wars, imperialism, and military propaganda, before moving onto Prisoners and Jake Gyllenhaal and the drawbacks of placing your trust in shifty characters. Zainabb read Exit West, a book about a world forced to acknowledge the normality of migration. 1:09:27 Raptors vs Terrorism We remembered to include our new installment, Raptors vs Terrorism! Dziugas tells us about The Runaways, a television show which features psychically-controlled raptors VS TERRORISM. 1:10:05 Films For Self Care We cha...

148 MIN2018 APR 12
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Films For Self Care

Our Longest Nam Sayin Yet

content warning: we chat emotional abuse in Fringe, abusive behaviour in Ex Machina, self-harm in Pay The Ghost, mention of sexual abuse and gore (unrelated!) in You Were Never Really Here, racism in Three Billboards, misogyny at various points We’re back after our unplanned hiatus with our most unstructured (and probably longest) episode yet. Listen to us winging it as we talk at length about random topics that interest us, and about what we’ve been up to over the last many weeks. 4:15 Our Longest Nam Sayin G Yet We kick off our chat with Fringe and The Adjustment Bureau, discussing sci-fi romcoms and emotional abuse, before moving on to Annihilation and Ex Machina where we chat sci-fi, emotional intelligence, misogyny, male entitlement, and nerdbro perceptions of geeky stuff. We also talk about Pay The Ghost – a shitty Nic Cage horror flick – and Zach Braff’s The Ex before discussing changing perceptions of media as we get older and have to deal with real life. We chat about ...

174 MIN2018 MAR 22
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Our Longest Nam Sayin Yet

Latest Episodes

The Osmosis of Cults

Content warning: mention of domestic abuse and abuse culture in our Ant-Man discussion, mention of violence during our cults discussion including reference to mass suicide and murder. Things get weird in this episode as we chat about cults. What are they? Who makes them? And what would our roles be if we joined (or started) a cult? All this and more in our latest batch of rambling inanity. 2:30 ‘Nam Sayin’ G We discuss Ant-Man, Hank Pym, and the character’s legacy, and Dziugas tells us about Ant-Man and The Wasp. We also rag on Michael Douglas and chat about the weird “psycho woman” film trend of the ’80s. Zainabb eats a chocolate lollipop while we complain about Forrest Gump and Robert Zemeckis. Zainabb started watching The Haunting of Hill House, which actually gets scary (update: it’s less scary after episode three). Then we talk about horror films and horror comics, including The Immortal Hulk and Sandman. 56:39 Cults We try to define what a cult is, and what different ty...

145 MIN2018 NOV 3
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The Osmosis of Cults

That's 23, Man

Content warning: mention of sexual harassment and mention of animal abuse in the update on travelling; discussion of Nazis, white supremacists, racist and gendered violence including mention of sexual assault in Green Room section; and a lot of chat about white supremacy and institutional marginalisation in the rest of the episode. Zainabb is back from running off into the desert so we do our longest ‘nam sayin’ G yet (reprise). Get prepped for long discussions about Japanese cinema, Nazis, the media, museums and decolonisation. 6:21 On travelling Zainabb talks about their attempts to decolonise their travel whilst away, plus challenges faced alongside the good stuff (like cockroaches!) 25:45 Akira Kurosawa We talk about Kurosawa’s influence and legacy, as well as hit flicks Rashōmon and Seven Samurai. We chat misogyny, spaghetti westerns, and the Most Beautiful Man In The World, Toshiro Mifune. <3 We also talk about Gate of Hell, which is very pretty. 50:10 Green Room and Nazi ...

131 MIN2018 OCT 18
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That's 23, Man

The Mummy

Content warning: mention of fat-shaming in Queer Eye, mention of abuse in Fun Home, mention of Nazis at the end of our Stonehenge chat, discussion of racism and colonialism/imperialism in The Mummy and our discussion around Egypt Zainabb is running into the desert so in our last episode for A While, we chat The Mummy, decolonising travel, and Brendan Fraser. Also, tune in to hear our longest Space Wizards yet, and both of us sincerely believe this is our 23rd episode (it’s not, it says #22 right there) which is definitely not 23, man. 5:10 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabbadds to the Queer Eye discussion on the last episode, discussing how the show asks (mostly) cishet white men to do better and to pick up the emotional labour that women in their lives are currently doing. We also chat a bit about television’s problem with fat-shaming, body-shaming, and talking about fashion. We chat about YouTube, webseries, and why we struggle to keep up with it all. We both went to see the Fun Home adapt...

156 MIN2018 JUL 26
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The Mummy

It's A Conspiracy!

We get deep about conspiracy theories, reality, and psychology… or do we? Listen to our definitely human voices talking about definitely theoretical things. 2:10 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabbis watching The Bold Type and discusses its representation of queer women and coming out, black women, and the harmful capital construct of the ‘millennial hustle’. Dziugas watched the second season of Search Party, a show about insufferable hipsters. Zainabb watched Queer Eye and has many thoughts on the show’s staged acceptance, fat-shaming, and judgemental consumerism. We chat about The Death of Stalin, its old white man approach to humour, and the concerning support for authoritarianism on the left. And finally, something positive: Zainabb saw Little Forest, a delightful cosy Korean film about food, nature, and personal growth. 1:12:00 Raptors vs Terrorism Zainabb saw Jurassic World 2 and it wasn’t good, nor did it feature raptors fighting terrorism. Also, the trailers are a lie. 1:17:04 Cons...

176 MIN2018 JUL 12
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It's A Conspiracy!

E3 2018

Join us in our annual recap of E3 as we chat about the games that caught our interest, Kojima hijinks, and whether E3 really matters at all. 0:53 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabbwatched Blue Valentine, a romantic drama that’s actually not very romantic at all. (cw: discussion of abuse and abusive relationships) We chat about The Expanse, its disappointing representation of women and neurodivergent folx, and the problems with fridging. 25:46 E3 2018 We chat E3 2018, the games, the vibes, and whether E3 means anything to us any more. Titles we discuss, in order: Fallout 76, Sea of Thieves, Skull and Bones, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher, Death Stranding, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI, Elder Scrolls: Blades, Sable, Little Dragons Cafe, (Nintendo, in general), (PC vs console gaming), Maneater, Sea of Solitude, Twin Mirror, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Ubisoft’s conference, The Division 2, and Elijah Wood’s VR game. Got a question or want to join in on the discussi...

129 MIN2018 JUN 21
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E3 2018

Sexuality and The Future of Star Wars

cw: mention of attempted suicide, sexual violence We go deep on a whole bunch of topics, from censorship and colonialism in pop culture to queerness in Star Wars. We chat about the Star Wars franchise and what we can expect from future instalments, plus what we actually want to see from the series. 2:06 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabb watched Empire Records for the first time and liked it far better than The Breakfast Club. (cw: mention of attempted suicide) We chat about Dope, the Netflix dramedy that Dziugas couldn’t get into. In our first instalment of Zainabb v Dinosaurs, Zainabb chats about the Jurassic Park series, liopleurodon, and Walking With Dinosaurs. Dziugas went to see Deadpool 2 so we chat about its queer representation, putting abusers on-screen, and how it weighs up with the first one. Zainabb read Becoming Unbecoming, a graphic novel about misogyny, gendered violence, and abuse. (Content warning for all those things.) Then we discuss narratives of abuse as they relate to D...

140 MIN2018 JUN 7
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Sexuality and The Future of Star Wars

True Crime, True Crime

cw: violence, sexual violence, mention of child abuse In today’s episode of Magical Trash, we’re discussing true crime and why it’s such a popular form of storytelling. Plus, how can true crime be less gross and more thoughtful? 2:10 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Zainabb watched Constantine for the first time so we discuss the highs and the lows of the Hellblazer adaptation. We complain about the rich people wedding that happened last weekend and the disturbing lack of critical engagement with the event. Zainabb read graphic novels 100 Months and Saving Grace plus we chat about The Darkness and gentrification. We chat about Waltz With Bashir which we watched with a live orchestra, and Zainabbdiscusses The Tale of One Bad Rat (cw: mention of child abuse and representation of abuse). Plus, stay tuned for an Okami update (spoiler: there’s more misogyny!) 46:28 True Crime, True Crime We forgot to do Raptors vs Terrorism this week so we’re straight into the main event: true crime. We discuss what...

106 MIN2018 MAY 25
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True Crime, True Crime

The Big Lebowski

Welcome to the Space Wizards Morning Show, brought to you at some ludicrous hour, featuring weather and traffic reports as well as some deep thinking about The Big Lebowski. 9:20 ‘Nam Sayin’ G After chatting about classic ’00s pop songs, Dziugas tells us about the Wolverine podcast he’s been listening to called Wolverine: The Long Night. Zainabb has actually been reading comics, including Injection and Paper Girls. We chat about mainstream comics plus Warren Ellis vs Garth Ennis vs Grant Morrison, FIGHT! Dziugas has been playing a Skyrim mod featuring time loops, totalitarianism, and fucking shit up. We also chat about Into The Night, a bizarre comedy-action film starring Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfieffer, David Bowie and weird racism. 1:03:13 Raptors vs Terrorism We watched multiple versions of the same Jurassic World 2 trailer and we chat about the future of the Jurassic Park franchise and exactly what is the point of this new film. 1:18:10 The Big Lebowski After Zainabb’s fir...

139 MIN2018 APR 27
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The Big Lebowski

Films For Self Care

As usual, Zainabb is doing poorly so we have a nebulous chat about films we watch for self care, plus ramblings about all the other stuff we’ve been up to recently. 2:54 ‘Nam Sayin’ G Dziugas has been reading lots of comics including Batman and The Wicked and the Divine, whilst Zainabbprovides an update on Monstress (and its cats!) We talk about self-serving fictional characters like Littlefinger, John Constantine, and whether we think we’d be able to pull that off in real life. We chat Star Wars, imperialism, and military propaganda, before moving onto Prisoners and Jake Gyllenhaal and the drawbacks of placing your trust in shifty characters. Zainabb read Exit West, a book about a world forced to acknowledge the normality of migration. 1:09:27 Raptors vs Terrorism We remembered to include our new installment, Raptors vs Terrorism! Dziugas tells us about The Runaways, a television show which features psychically-controlled raptors VS TERRORISM. 1:10:05 Films For Self Care We cha...

148 MIN2018 APR 12
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Films For Self Care

Our Longest Nam Sayin Yet

content warning: we chat emotional abuse in Fringe, abusive behaviour in Ex Machina, self-harm in Pay The Ghost, mention of sexual abuse and gore (unrelated!) in You Were Never Really Here, racism in Three Billboards, misogyny at various points We’re back after our unplanned hiatus with our most unstructured (and probably longest) episode yet. Listen to us winging it as we talk at length about random topics that interest us, and about what we’ve been up to over the last many weeks. 4:15 Our Longest Nam Sayin G Yet We kick off our chat with Fringe and The Adjustment Bureau, discussing sci-fi romcoms and emotional abuse, before moving on to Annihilation and Ex Machina where we chat sci-fi, emotional intelligence, misogyny, male entitlement, and nerdbro perceptions of geeky stuff. We also talk about Pay The Ghost – a shitty Nic Cage horror flick – and Zach Braff’s The Ex before discussing changing perceptions of media as we get older and have to deal with real life. We chat about ...

174 MIN2018 MAR 22
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Our Longest Nam Sayin Yet