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Big Little Podcast

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What began as a wine-fueled recap of HBO's "Big Little Lies" has become...well, a wine-fueled recap of other dramatic shows starring Reese Witherspoon and/or Nicole Kidman (it's a niche, okay). Check out our recap of Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere" – according to one reviewer on Apple Podcasts, "They actually made this awful series fun" – or listen to our current season covering HBO's "The Undoing"! New episodes drop Thursday.

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405: The Undoing, "Trial by Fury"
On this episode of Law and Order – wait, sorry, The Undoing – Jonathan's trial begins. Like our muck-slinging girl Haley Fitzgerald, we investigate alternate suspects, the no-longer-missing sculpting hammer, and the psychological state of our main characters. Is Jonathan a sociopath? Is Grace repressing memories or just super forgetful? Is Henry a stone-cold killer? We take a deep dive into it all on this episode of Big Little Podcast x The Undoing. 
November 26, 2020
404: The Undoing, "See No Evil"
The mystery deepens in episode 4, bringing with it new suspects, new theories, new Kelley-isms, and plenty for us to unpack – most pressingly, why is Connie Chung here?! 
November 19, 2020
403: The Undoing, "Do No Harm"
With Carolyn out for the week, Theresa and Rebecca must brave the third episode of The Undoing alone – and although it's definitely the filler episode, they still manage to find plenty to talk about. Is Jonathan a stone-cold killer or merely a narcissist craving sexual attention? Is there more to sweet Henry than meets the eye? Is Sylvia a concerned friend or another potential suspect? Could Grace really be that surprised to see herself on camera? All this, plus recommendations (and several random tangents), in this week's episode of Big Little Podcast x The Undoing.
November 12, 2020
402: The Undoing, "The Missing"
The drama is ramping up on The Undoing! This week, Big Little Podcast unpacks the second episode's shocking revelations about Jonathan, the mysteries of Donald Sutherland, and the sneaking suspicion something is not quite right with Grace....
November 5, 2020
401: The Undoing, "The Undoing"
Big Little Podcast is back to talk HBO's The Undoing. In this first episode, we meet our main characters – Grace Fraser, the most beautiful therapist in all the land, and her British husband Jonathan, a fancy pediatric oncologist (who seems kind of sus) – and explore David E. Kelley's latest take on rich people with dark secrets. The drama centers around the enigmatic Elena, who bares all to Celeste but is later murdered in her art studio. Who is the killer? What's the significance of the theme song? Can we trust our perspective? Is Edgar Ramirez the hottest detective ever? All this and more on episode 401 of Big Little Podcast!
October 29, 2020
Trailer: Big Little Podcast Season 4 (The Undoing)
Big Little Podcast is back for a fourth season, and this time we'll be talking HBO's "The Undoing" starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant! 
October 23, 2020
Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere
Surprise! Carolyn loved it! Finally, we get to dive deep into everything we loved about the book and made us resentful of the show. We love the book so much we never once wander off on a completely unrelated tangent.
May 4, 2020
308: Little Fires Everywhere, "Find a Way"
Turns out the kids are not alright. They're arsonists. But who can blame them? With parents like Elena and Mia, it's a wonder they didn't lay waste to all of Shaker Heights. Get our final thoughts on the finale of Little Fires Everywhere and if you stick it out to the end, you'll find out which famous rock climber we voted most likely to become a thrill killer. (Stay tuned next week for our Book Club Episode.)
April 28, 2020
307: Little Fires Everywhere, "Picture Perfect"
So much is happening in the penultimate episode of Little Fires Everywhere. Mia is still awful, and Elena's a straight-up villain now. Luckily, Pearl and Izzy still exist and are here to soothe our souls. Find out which one of us actually had a tartan-induced smackdown with our mom in this riveting episode of BigLittle Podcast.
April 21, 2020
306: Little Fires Everywhere, "The Uncanny"
Carolyn is salty about this episode and has no time for flashbacks. But we've all got questions. Is Pauline a predatory professor? Is Tiffany Boone doing a flawless Kerry Washington impression? Why is Elena just learning about birth control? So many questions and very few good answers.
April 14, 2020
305: Little Fires Everywhere, "Duo"
Mia is horrible to children and Elena is drinking more than 4 oz of wine (now we know why she has to limit herself). So why did we end up talking so much about meat hoses? Find out in our latest episode.
April 8, 2020
304: Little Fires Everywhere, "The Spider Web"
Elena and Mia are finally having it out, but Mia's got the whole world wondering why she didn't just sell that stupid photo in the first place instead of making her kid ask for free lunch at school. We have thoughts.
April 1, 2020
303: Little Fires Everywhere, "Seventy Cents"
Finally, we get to the heart of this story. Bebe's kid is now Linda's kid. Mia seems like maybe she was gonna straight-up steal that baby and Lexi is a nightmare of a human, but Pearl doesn't seem to care. At least now we know why they dropped 3 episodes all at once.
March 29, 2020
302: Little Fires Everywhere, "Seeds and All"
What do The Vagina Monologues, Kid n Play, and Irish Quintuplets (is that a thing?) have in common? They all figure prominently in our discussion of Episode 2 of Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere, "Seeds and All." Find out what happens when Elena Richardson has more than 4 oz of wine (spoiler: it involves a hand mirror).
March 27, 2020
301: Little Fires Everywhere, "The Spark"
Big Little Podcast is back and we're tackling Reese Witherspoon's latest passion project, Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. Is Elena Richardson a monster? Is Mia an angsty artist or just kind of b*itchy? What does the Dave Matthews Band have to do with any of this? Find out in the first episode of our new season!
March 24, 2020
The Big Little Recap
As we all deal with the end of BLL, we offer up the first of our Big Little Recap episodes. Here we do our best to answer your questions to us. We also talk about our favorite moments, music, and maniacal screams from the two seasons. And of course do the very important work of giving out Monterey superlatives.
August 9, 2019
207: Big Little Lies, "I Want To Know"
The end is here. And....we have have a lot we want to know. Streep and Kidman face off in the courtroom acting, Jane gets some good lovin', Madeline and Ed kiss and make up, Renata destroys the world in a red jumpsuit, and Bonnie says goodbye to her mother and all the lies. There is a lot to discuss with this season (series?) finale.
July 26, 2019
206: Big Little Lies, "The Bad Mother"
We are reaching the end and the Monterey Five are tense and arguing, Renata and Gordon have nothing but a mouthful of fucks and tissues, Bonnie writes a tell-all letter, and Celeste is on trial for being a Bad Mother. This episode is like Madeline in her old wedding dress-totally busting out with things to talk about.
July 17, 2019
205: Big Little Lies, "Kill Me"
We are getting stressed out with where this season is going! Mary Louise is definitely manipulating everyone-even Renata, but why? To get the twins or to get answers? Bonnie is under a lot of stress and may end up under water. Ed and Madeline try the weirdest hugging retreat to save their marriage. Has Jane ended up with a wrong kind of man again? And the biggest little lie is that we didn't get to see Madeline throw her ice cream at Meryl Louise Streep.
July 10, 2019
204: Big Little Lies, "She Knows"
She Knows. But who knows? Mary Louise? Det. Quinlin? Bonnie's mom? Or is it just that Madeline now knows everyone can tell she is unhinged. We take a look at this episode which includes the slap heard round the world. Where is this season going?
July 4, 2019
Book Club: Big Little Lies, Part 2
We decided to go to the original source and read and discuss Liane Moriarty's book, Big Little Lies, which the series is based on. In this episode, we continue our book club to talk about the second half of the book over another glass of wine. *spoiler alert if you haven't read the book!
June 29, 2019
203: Big Little Lies, "The End of the World"
Madeline and Steady Edy are now seeing the same therapist as Celeste. Mary Louise, still convinced Perry was perfect, starts to stalk Jane and wants a paternity test-even though she seems to think Ziggy looks just like her other dead son. Meanwhile, in the 2nd grade classroom, a lesson about Charlotte's Web causes poor Amabella to have a panic attack over the impending end of the world from climate change. Madeline also ruins another puppet song for the town. And Celeste continues to try to move on from the good and bad memories of Perry-and look for....pleasure.
June 26, 2019
202: Big Little Lies, "Tell Tale Hearts"
Lots going on here as Meryl "Scary Louise" Streep does more acting with her cross necklace than most actors do in their whole career. Meanwhile, Renata is living her best life when it all comes crashing down. Gordon is a criminal? Celeste is taking Ambien and sleep driving? Bonnie's mom is a meddling voodoo witch? And Madeline's kids can't keep their trap shuts. Meanwhile one of the big lies/secrets is finally revealed. Join us for this juicy discussion about Episode 2.
June 21, 2019
201: Big Little Lies, "What Have They Done"
The long awaited premiere of Season 2 is here! And we had a viewing party complete with "Not On A School Night" cocktails and this live reaction podcast following the episode. Mary Louise is lurking. Celeste is having nightmares Bonnie is guilt running. Jane has new bangs and a new job. Renata is dressed in 80s glam living. And Madeline is still Madeline, but also stress eating muffins and cupcakes. Who are we going to kill?
June 10, 2019
Book Club: Big Little Lies, Part 1
While we anxiously await the release of Season 2, we decided to go to the original source and read and discuss Liane Moriarty's book, Big Little Lies, which the series is based on. In this episode we have our own book club to talk about the first half of the book over a glass of wine. *spoiler alert if you haven't read the book!
June 5, 2019
Season 2 Trailer: #MerylisComing
The Big Little Podcast ladies take a look at the trailers recently released for the second season of HBO's Big Little Lies-now with Meryl! Join us as we make predictions and ask the big questions we all have going into the second season.
May 27, 2019
107: Big Little Lies, "You Get What You Need"
A party where everyone is dressed like Audrey Hepburn and Elvis and doing karaoke. What could go wrong? We finally get the murder we knew was coming but where does this leave us with Season 2? What are they hiding? What will they lie about now?
April 30, 2019
106: Big Little Lies, "Burning Love"
Lots to talk about here as things begin to reach a boiling point with Celeste finally fighting back and breaking Perry's penis and Jane scratching Renata in the eye. And nothing ruins a dinner party like puking on the perfectly rustic table. 
April 30, 2019
105: Big Little Lies, "Once Bitten"
Who is the murderer? Renata? Jane? Nathan? The puppet? Amabella and Celeste continue to be victims. Who are we supposed to hate here? Other than horrible Perry obviously.
April 30, 2019
104: Big Little Lies, "Push Comes to Shove"
Why can't Bonnie and Madeline get along? Does this show just make men out to be all creepy assholes? And why can't they have puppets fucking in Monterey? All we know is after this episode, we are sure Nicole Kidman deserves all the acting awards. 
April 30, 2019
103: Big Little Lies, "Living the Dream"
Erections at a children's birthday party or Stevie Nicks sing alongs on the way to Disney on Ice? Plus we see shit get real in one of the most intense TV therapy sessions ever. And we discuss Monterey real estate porn. 
April 30, 2019
102: Big Little Lies, "Serious Mothering"
Let's talk about sex. These women are having a lot of it and not all of it is good. Also, we deal with working moms like fucking Renata, fighting husbands in spandex and play "Would You Rather?"Most importantly-is Chloe available to DJ our next party?
April 30, 2019
101: Big Little Lies, "Somebody's Dead"
Is Madeline Martha MacKenzie a nightmare and the killer? Or is she just having one of her massive periods?  Why is Amabella under attack? And should Janie have a gun?  Featuring Rebecca Castellani, Theresa Cramer, and Carolyn Paine. Music by Brian Chevalier.
April 30, 2019