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Supernatural S15E4: Atomic Monsters

Chuck is back at the keyboard – never a good sign. Taekia and Leah break down the meaning behind Atomic Monsters, the excellent cold open, and Sam’s heartbreaking confession...

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His Dark Materials S1 E1: EVERYONE IS SPECIAL!!!!!!

We’re here with our FIRST EPISODE RECAP of the first season of His Dark Materials and Lord Asriel really wants you to know that EVERYONE – IS – SPECIAL!...

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Supernatural Character Study: Rowena MacLeod

There was no new episode of Supernatural this week, but DON’T STRESS! Taekia and Leah are here with their first in depth character episode, and there’s no was no...

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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass Movie Was So Bad We Started Drinking

No need to delay: we watched The Golden Compass (2007) and have to tell everyone it’s worse than we remember (00:00:28). If you haven’t seen this particular movie, we spoil the changed...

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Supernatural S15E3: The Rupture

It only took three episodes, but Supernatural’s final season has claimed its first major deaths and one of them stung really intensely. Leah and Taekia break down the episode’s...

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His Dark Materials, Golden Compass: Grand Master Jerry (with Frak!)

First and foremost, a call from Iorek Byrnison (00:00:15)! In this exclusive first interview, we dig into  his feelings about Lyra, diplomacy in Svalbard, and what it’s like to...

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Who Are We?

Melissa Anelli

Host: His Dark Materials

Melissa Anelli is the CEO of Mischief Management and Mischief Media, which produces LeakyCon, BroadwayCon, Con of Thrones, and all these amazing podcasts. In 2008 she published the New York Times bestselling Harry, A History, a chronicle of the Harry Potter phenomenon, featuring a foreword from J.K. Rowling. Melissa lives in Brooklyn with Will and their dog George; more at melissaanelli.com.

Taekia Blackwell

Host: Supernatural

Taekia Blackwell is a lifelong fan. Her first love was the MCU, before MCU was even a thing. She started watching Supernatural because of Tumblr and never looked back. Taekia is the COO of Mischief Management and the President of the Board of Directors for the Harry Potter Alliance. She is a proud Ravenclaw and NYC resident, and is always willing to talk television, film, and fandom with anyone who will listen.

Leah Cornish

Host: Supernatural

Leah Cornish is a big, big nerd. As a huge fan of podcasts and Supernatural, Extraneous is basically a dream come true. In her free time, you can find her in New York City searching desperately for a group of nerds to play DnD with. Leah is the Content Development Director for Mischief Management, so you can blame her for all the new content coming your way.

Will Redden

Host: His Dark Materials

Will Redden is a Ravenclaw who is psyched that Mischief Management is letting him sit with them. He is passionate about stories and how we tell them, and is excited to dive into His Dark Materials. Will lives in Brooklyn with Melissa and their pasta pup, George.


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