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Pumping Up The Podcast - A Hannah Montana Podcast

Pumping Up The Podcast - A Hannah Montana Podcast

By Elise Eldridge
Elise and her rotating panel of friends watch every episode of Hannah Montana and then talk about it... all for your listening pleasure!
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2.5x02 - Hannah Montana 2 Soundtrack Breakdown (part two)
Elise and Michael are back to finish breaking down the remaining songs from the Hannah Montana 2 album, including "Life's What You Make It," "One In A Million," "Bigger Than Us," "You And Me Together," and "True Friend"! Tune in to hear them discuss misheard lyrics, the surprising track that's actually a cover, comparisons between Hannah and Beethoven, and a "perfect high school essay of a song," among other things. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
48:18
November 08, 2021
2.5x01 - Hannah Montana 2 Soundtrack Breakdown (part one)
We've reached the end of season two, which means it's time to break down some music! Elise is joined again by her friend and music expert Michael Stahl to start dissecting the album "Hannah Montana 2," and in this first installment they do some analysis of the music and lyrics of "We Got The Party," "Nobody's Perfect," "Make Some Noise," "Rockstar," and "Old Blue Jeans." Don't forget to join them again next week to hear their interpretations of the remaining five songs! Follow us on Twiter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
51:51
November 01, 2021
2x30 - Uptight (Oliver's Alright)
Elise is joined by Courtney Seyl to discuss what is actually season 3 episode 24 of Hannah Montana, "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)" but what originally was supposed to be season 2 episode 30, "No Sugar, Sugar." They discuss the controversy surrounding the episode and have a long discussion about its shortcomings, but don't worry, they also address Billy Ray's increased twang, guest star Kat Graham, additional alternate titles, and Elise tells a disturbing story about Mathnasium. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:03:52
October 25, 2021
2x29 - We're All On This Date Together
Elise is joined by Alana Fineman to discuss the absolute masterpiece that is season 2 episode 29 of Hannah Montana, "We're All On This Date Together." It's got a wealth of exciting guest stars, fantasy sequences, a very meaty b-plot, a confusing charity auction, new versions of "If We Were A Movie," a lobster tank, and a loooooooot of references to High School Musical. You're going to love it!  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:06:19
October 18, 2021
2x28 - Joannie B. Goode
Elise is joined by Alex Meleras to break down season 2 episode 28 of Hannah Montana, "Joannie B. Goode." It's got a beginning, middle, and an end, which places it a cut above some other episodes, and it's also got some great burns, an incredibly fake snake, little bits of lore, and an extremely cursed b-plot. Elise and Alex also discuss Billy Ray's failure to understand slang, potential future Joanie stories, various Disney Mania covers, and more. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:14:46
October 11, 2021
2x27 - The Test Of My Love
Elise is joined by her friend Emma Fredgant to break down season 2 episode 27 of Hannah Montana, "The Test Of My Love," and there's SO much for them to talk about, particularly... what's the deal with this Trey kid? Why are his parents bullying a child? How come he kisses BEFORE a first date? Is it appropriate to order sweetbreads for everyone at the table? How much does a park cost? What's the best 90s sitcom? And most importantly, who are you going to be on Halloween? Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:03:40
October 04, 2021
2x26 - Yet Another Side Of Me
Elise is joined again by Courtney Seyl, this time to dig into season 2 episode 26 of Hannah Montana, "Yet Another Side Of Me." Hannah/Miley meets the queen of pop (who definitely isn't Madonna), yells at her Robby Ray doll, imagines some new alter-egos, and (kind of) starts a riot. Elise and Courtney are fully on board and discuss the logistics of a new sounds, potential singles for not-Madonna, unforced errors within the HMU, and what they had on their original iPods. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
54:09
September 28, 2021
2x25 - Hannah In The Streets With Diamonds
Elise is joined by Kayla Littleton to discuss season 2 episode 25 of Hannah Montana, "Hannah In The Streets With Diamonds." Hannah is getting a spot on the 'Hollywood Parade of Diamonds' which leads to her starting a feud with a children's puppet... and Elise isn't into any of it. That's really all there is to it. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
43:07
September 20, 2021
2x24 - You Didn't Say It's Your Birthday
Elise is joined by Alana Fineman to talk about season 2 episode 24 of Hannah Montana, the very unique "You Didn't Say It's Your Birthday." Together they discuss Miley and Jackson's lack of self-awareness, the episode's lack of resolution, new Rico lore, an odd CD signing, and Miley's disregard for secret-keeping. Elise also takes some time to yell at Jackson and call out the writers. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
48:39
September 13, 2021
2x23 - The Way We Almost Weren't
Elise is joined by her friend Michael Stahl to talk about time travel and season 2 episode 23 of Hannah Montana, "The Way We Almost Weren't." It's a very gimmick-heavy episode, as Miley casually gets struck by lightning, leading her to once again connect with her mother from beyond the grave. Meanwhile, Elise and Michael reminisce about the Wii Fit pad, pull out a map, continue to be angry about Billy Ray Cyrus's existence in the HMU, and engage in some light conjecture about butts and holes.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
52:10
September 06, 2021
2x22 - (We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl
Elise and Courtney Seyl are together again to break down season 2 episode 22 of Hannah Montana (or should we say 'Hanny Montanny'?), "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl." As the title suggests, this episode finally features Miley's much-mentioned Uncle Earl, and Elise and Courtney are both fans, despite having some questions about his styling. Gilbert Godfried is also in this one? And Jackson does a very detailed Ozzy Osbourne impression? It's a lot to take in. Elise also rehashes all of her current beefs with the HMU, and she and Courtney discuss Sanjaya for longer than necessary.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:04:04
August 30, 2021
2x21 - Bye Bye Ball
Elise is joined by Alex Meleras to discuss a surprisingly fun episode of Hannah Montana, season 2 episode 21, "Bye Bye Ball," featuring guest star Joey Fatone as a man with a lot of business ventures who cares deeply about selling veal. It also features some moments that make Elise even warier of Robby Ray, some great physical comedy from Jason Earles, an excellent new take on "Life's What You Make It," and the return of the bizarre kitchen desk.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:00:46
August 23, 2021
2x20 - I Will Always Loathe You
Elise is joined by her old friend and new guest Anya Scott to break down all the drama of season 2 episode 20 of Hannah Montana, "I Will Always Loathe You." Mamaw and Aunt Dolly are both back in town, which renews Elise's interest in the Stewart family tree, but these old women just won't stop fighting with each other, despite the fact that the person they're fighting over died a VERY long time ago. Meanwhile, Elise and Anya rant about Robby Ray for a long time, take a few minutes to discuss the tiny b-plot, and argue over the fashionability of one of Hannah's dresses. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast! 
01:13:20
August 16, 2021
2x19 - Lilly's Mom Has Got It Going On
Elise and her friend Courtney Seyl join forces to tackle season 2 episode 19 of Hannah Montana, "Lilly's Mom Has Got It Going On," and you guessed it... Lilly's mom finally makes an appearance, as played by Heather Locklear! After a lot of hype, Elise and Courtney discover that there isn't much to this episode, but they do manage to talk quite a bit about fast-acting prune butter, a TERRIBLE hair day for Robby Ray, Mr. Carelli's life on a teacher's salary, and yet another inconsequential Jackson and Rico bet, among other things. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:01:01
August 09, 2021
2x18 - That's What Friends Are For?
Elise reunites with her friend Alana Fineman to discuss the returns of both Mikayla and Jake Ryan in season 2 episode 18 of Hannah Montana, "That's What Friends Are For?" It's actually a solid installment of the show, but you wouldn't know that based on how desperately Elise wants to rework and rewrite it. It includes an absolutely deranged film set, an alien costume that does NOT alter any facial features, scams within scams, and the return of Wendy, who is doing a mean Tyra Banks impression. They also discuss the b-plot, but let me assure you, it is only out of obligation. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:20:22
August 02, 2021
2x17 - Don't Stop Till You Get The Phone
Elise is joined by her friend Naomi Fredgant to discuss season 2 episode 18 of Hannah Montana, "Don't Stop Till You Get The Phone," which features guest star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as himself! But probably a younger, less bulky, less famous version of himself than what you've seen lately. He's very game and very fun, but as Naomi puts it, "these 14-year olds don't know how to properly take advantage of The Rock." They also discuss their cell phone history, a logistically disgusting bath, and the lengths they would be willing to go to attend Amanda Bynes's Beach BBQ Benefit for Baby Belugas.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
51:40
July 26, 2021
2x16 - Me And Mr. Jonas And Mr. Jonas And Mr. Jonas
Elise is joined by her friend and Jonas Brothers superfan Kayla Littleton to discuss season 2 episode 16 of Hannah Montana, "Me And Mr. Jonas And Mr. Jonas And Mr. Jonas," which aired during a very significant night of programming for Disney Channel! It might be the single most 2007 episode of the show so far, featuring tons of misguided slang, marshmallow guns (remember those?), and the real-life relationship between Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas. It also includes a reference to the film "Milo & Otis"... please tell us if you had heard of this movie at the time the episode aired. We really want to know. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
55:27
July 19, 2021
2x15 - Song Sung Bad
Elise is joined by Alex Meleras to discuss the many continuity errors of season 2, episode 15 of Hannah Montana, "Song Sung Bad." A karaoke night goes awry, a plot point is stolen from an episode of "Friends," an unlikely couple emerges, we learn the real reason the Stewarts moved to California, and all pretenses of keeping the Hannah secret out of the public eye are essentially gone! We also discuss how Sarah was ahead of her time, the different tiers of Hannah Montana episode quality, and gluten free marshmallows. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:12:30
July 12, 2021
2x14 - Everybody Was Best Friend Fighting
Elise is joined by returning guest TJ to break down season 2, episode 14 of Hannah Montana, "Everybody Was Best Friend Fighting," which lives up to its name with a whole lot of fighting between friends. It also has a lot of tennis, another round of references to Billy Ray Cyrus' time on Dancing With The Stars, an excellent vampire costume, and the introduction of Oliver's alter ego Mike Stanley III and the disguise that comes with it, which you just know Elise is going to have a LOT of beef with.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
48:40
July 05, 2021
2x13 - I Want You To Want Me... To Go To Florida
Elise and Alana Fineman are back together and breaking down season 2 episode 13 of Hannah Montana, "I Want You To Want Me... To Go To Florida." It marks the first appearance of Selena Gomez as Hannah's professional rival, Mikayla, but what Elise and Alana really want to talk about is air travel and how it works in the HMU. They get really deep into it, but on the plus side, it leads to a lot of worldbuilding and then imagining a crossover episode with Gossip Girl. Also included are talks of an oddly-placed desk and Alana's suspicions about Aunt Pearl's medical history. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:12:02
June 28, 2021
2x12 - When You Wish You Were The Star
Elise and her friend Emma Fredgant are together again, this time to get deep into the alternate HMU explored in season 2 episode 12 of Hannah Montana, "When You Wish You Were The Star." It features an excellent guest appearance by Jesse McCartney, which naturally prompts them to talk a lot about the film "Keith" and cryogenic technology. They also discover that a recent film may have ripped off this episode, share some facts about earthworms, and float theories about Jackson's facial hair. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear Emma re-cast the episode with new actors! Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:20:49
June 21, 2021
2x11 - Sleepwalk This Way
Elise is joined again by her friend Courtney Seyl, this time to dissect season 2, episode 11 of Hannah Montana, "Sleepwalk This Way," which plays fast and loose with the definition of sleepwalking. It's one of those rare episodes where the B-plot is way more interesting than the A-plot, if only because it raises SO many questions! Tangents may include: Jackson's first relatable moment, an unprovoked rant about Damian Lillard, Robby Ray's dating life, and continuing to untangle the Stewart family tree. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
56:11
June 14, 2021
2x10 - Achey Jakey Heart: Part 2
Elise and Rick are back to wrap up Hannah Montana's season 2 Jake Ryan arc with "Achey Jakey Heart: Part 2"! It doesn't exactly go as Rick was expecting, and instead includes an oddly-placed Borat impression, armpit hair prosthetics, references to something called "Teen Bigfoot," and a woman with a taser. They also discuss the show's structural issues, why the cheeze jerky stand went out of business, a revelation about Jackson's voice, and Rick learns about Uncle Earl and Aunt Pearl. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
48:27
June 07, 2021
2x09 - Achey Jakey Heart: Part 1
Elise convinced her boyfriend Rick to return to the podcast, this time to cover the very exciting return of Jake Ryan to the Hannah Montana Universe in season 2, episode 9, "Achey Jakey Heart: Part 1," or as Rick describes it, "a very serious, high-stakes A-plot, and... cheeze jerky." Together, they attempt to suss out who Jake's real-life counterpart would be, Jake's level of wealth and power, and why so many child stars are forced to enter fake relationships in the HMU. Rick also discovers he is a fan of Rico, and very much not a fan of several hairstyles. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
43:39
May 31, 2021
2x08 - Take This Job And Love It
Elise and Alana Fineman are together again to break down season 2 episode 8 of Hannah Montana, "Take This Job And Love It." It's a crossover episode with Cory In The House! Kind of. A tiny bit. Elise and Alana suspect foul play in a near-miss food poisoning, Roxy wears bulletproof pantyhose and inspires a major crossover event, and Lola's fashion is making baby steps towards cuteness. They also take another look into how Hannah's finances work, and Miley eats something so shocking that Elise may never recover. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:18:47
May 24, 2021
2x07 - My Best Friend's Boyfriend
Elise is joined again by Alex Meleras, this time to discuss season 2, episode 7 of Hannah Montana, "My Best Friend's Boyfriend," which features guest stars Sterling Knight, Austin Butler, and... Larry David?!? It's also got a high risk/high reward scheme by Miley and Oliver, some new foreshadowing about Lilly and Oliver, and a B-plot that Alex thinks could have been a movie. There are also lots of tangents in this one! Those feature some new speculation about how Robby Ray and Billy Ray can co-exist in the HMU, another check in on the Dontzig of it all, and Elise explaining to Alex who Rod Blagojevich is and how he is on Cameo.
01:16:29
May 17, 2021
2x06 - You Gotta Not Fight For Your Right To Party
Elise is joined again by her friend Courtney Seyl, this time to discuss season 2 episode 6 of Hannah Montana, "You Gotta Not Fight For Your Right To Party." It's an episode with a paper-thin A-plot and an almost non-existent B-plot, but it leads to a LOT of confusion. Courtney demands to see the blueprints of the Stewart house, Elise struggles with the amount of time spent describing a character we never even see, and they both spend a lot of time debating how exactly Jackson and Miley pull off a heist. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:03:48
May 10, 2021
2x05 - I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak
Elise is joined again by her friend Kamryn Littleton, this time to discuss season 2, episode 2 of Hannah Montana, "I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak." The episode is largely set in various dream sequences where the rules are a little muddy, and adding Brooke Shields as Miley and Jackson's late mother into the mix sends the HMU into new territory: the paranormal. Additional topics include the return of Mr. Carelli, questions about Robby Ray's hair, the mystery ingredient in Loco Hot Cocoa, and a little bit of armchair psychology. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
47:08
May 03, 2021
2x04 - Get Down, Study-udy-udy
Elise is joined once more by her friend Kayla Littleton, this time to break down the fourth episode of Hannah Montana's second season, "Get Down, Study-udy-udy." It's best known for featuring the iconic Bone Dance! The rest of the episode is a little questionable, with the exception of the b-plot's excellent inclusion of Thor and his pet bird, Snowball. The girls also revisit the question of Hannah's current level of fame, discuss the logistics of canceling a European tour, and lament the return of the dreaded Robby Ray anthem "I Want My Mullet Back." Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:07:22
April 26, 2021
2x03 - You Are So Sue-able To Me
Elise is joined once again by her friend Alana Fineman, this time to discuss the third episode of Hannah Montana's second season, "You Are So Sue-able To Me." Despite the episode's fun tone and good jokes, both Elise and Alana have a lot to say about the messages driving the A-plot... it might be the most Elise has cursed in a single episode. They also talk about a very big makeover, an impossibly dense cake, a bizarre use of the word 'virile,' and Alana off-handedly mentions George Clooney, which leads to one of the weirder tangents featured on this podcast. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:11:28
April 19, 2021
2x02 - Cuffs Will Keep Us Together
Elise is joined once again by her friend Courtney Seyl, this time to discuss season two, episode two of Hannah Montana, "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together." What starts as a straightforward and familiar episode quickly devolves into talk of Robby Ray's birth certificate, Robby Ray's haircut, and Lola's new wigs. Additionally, Courtney has a revelation about the Hannah secret that leaves Elise's jaw on the floor, Oliver wears capris, and we re-meet a beloved ficus.... named Fern. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:01:25
April 12, 2021
2x01 - Me And Rico Down By The School Yard
Elise is joined by returning guest Alex Meleras to kick off the season two premiere of Hannah Montana, "Me and Rico Down By The School Yard," and boy does this season start off strong! New music, a new school, a new friend for Jackson, and a new threat to Miley's secret all turn up, in addition to a live monkey and the triumphant return of Locker Man. It's got Alex's favorite Robby Ray moment of the series, it's got camera phones, it's got something called "Kid Cheese," and it's even got a little bit of cheek action! We also take some time to discuss Dontzig (despite him not appearing in the episode), alternate-universe choices for both the HMU and this podcast, and Alex revisits an off-hand comment from Lilly that ended up having some larger implications. All of that in one episode! The things we do for you.... Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:13:19
April 05, 2021
1.5x02 - Season One Soundtrack Spectacular (part two)
Elise and Michael are back to break down the music and lyrics of the remaining five songs from Hannah Montana's first season - "Pumping Up The Party," "If We Were A Movie," "I Got Nerve," "The Other Side of Me," and "This Is The Life." Together they continue imagining Hannah Montana's campaign platform, find a common desire for a remix of one song, and accidentally form what might be the next big craze in spirituality. Michael also brings his musical expertise to the table, and makes a comparison to baroque music that may surprise you. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:00:09
March 29, 2021
1.5x01 - Season One Soundtrack Spectacular (part one)
In this special episode, Elise is joined by returning guest and music expert Michael Stahl to discuss the first three songs from Hannah Montana's first season - "The Best of Both Worlds," "Who Said," and "Just Like You." They do a deep dive into the lyrics (spoiler alert: a lot of mixed messages!), Michael gives his perspective as a voice teacher, and read some listener comments, in addition to imagining a possible Hannah Montana presidency. Tune in next week for part 2, where they tackle "Pumping Up The Party," "If We Were a Movie," "I Got Nerve," "The Other Side of Me," and "This Is The Life!"  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
50:43
March 22, 2021
1x26 - Bad Moose Rising
Elise is joined again by her friend Courtney for the season one finale of Hannah Montana, "Bad Moose Rising." They suss out why the main conflict of the episode shouldn't have come up at all, tear into a very confusing fashion show, and... they make a moose. There's also an itty-bitty B-plot featuring another confusing prop, and Courtney reveals herself to be a Dontzig truther. Stay tuned to the end of an episode for an announcement about next week's show and season two! Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:03:21
March 15, 2021
1x25 - Smells Like Teen Sellout
Elise and Alana are together again, this time to discuss every moment of Hannah Montana's 25th episode, the misleadingly-titled "Smells Like Teen Sellout." Hannah films a commercial that Alana cries while describing, Lola wears her worst outfit yet, and Robby Ray is in over his head as his daughter's manager. There's also a tangent about a crab, a b-plot that hits too close to home for Alana, and a segment all about... the yips? Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:16:45
March 08, 2021
1x24 - The Idol Side of Me
Elise is joined by one of her oldest friends, Emma Fredgant, to dig into episode 24 of Hannah Montana, "The Idol Side of Me." Together they reminisce about their shared middle/high school memories, discuss their issues with the episode's morals, and track the very troubling journey of Dandruff Danny. They also consider a possible Amber-centric spin-off, ponder some philosophical questions regarding altruistic Sarah, and call out some continuity errors.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:01:41
March 01, 2021
1x23 - Schooly Bully
Elise is back with her friend Alana to break down episode 23 of Hannah Montana, "Schooly Bully." The titular bully has an odd name and an even odder style of bullying, and your hosts may disagree with the core lesson of the episode, but the props budget for this episode was impressive! There's not much material for the usual conspiracies, but Elise and Alana do manage to imagine what a Shonda Rhimes reboot of the show would look like, envision a Roxy and Rico buddy comedy, and consider forming a band called Extra Sensory Puma.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:06:32
February 22, 2021
1x22 - We Are Family: Now Get Me Some Water!
Elise is joined by her friend, drag personality Sugarpill, to discuss Hannah Montana's 22nd episode... and it's another Jackson A-plot! Together they discuss a very special Lilly-as-Lola moment and attempt to suss out the Stewart family's financial standing. Additionally, Sugarpill brings their perspective to the fashion of the HMU and has some questions about the HR situation at Rico's Surf Shop. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
56:16
February 15, 2021
1x21 - My Boyfriend's Jackson And There's Gonna Be Trouble
Elise is joined by her friend Alex Meleras to break down episode 21 of Hannah Montana, "My Boyfriend's Jackson And There's Gonna Be Trouble." Together they dive deeper into how Jackson fits into Miley's secret life, discuss possible changes to the ongoing theories regarding the HMU, and revisit a question about Nickelodeon from an earlier episode. Alex reveals just how deeply interconnected every Disney Channel show is, and Elise explains several early 2000s references. Nevermind the A-plot, it's creepy AF. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:08:36
February 08, 2021
1x20 - Debt It Be
Elise is joined again by her friend Courtney, this time to break down the very fun 20th episode of Hannah Montana, "Debt It Be." The financially-focused episode contributes to the ongoing discussion of who controls Hannah's earnings, while Jackson's behavior takes us dangerously close to another installment of The Hannah Montana Conspiracy Hour. This is also a rare episode where Courtney is on Miley's side, and it features one of Elise's favorite lines from across the entire series. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
50:58
February 01, 2021
1x19 - Money For Nothing, Guilt For Free
Elise is joined once again by her friend Kayla, this time to talk about Hannah Montana's nineteenth episode, "Money For Nothing, Guilt For Free." This installment featured a lot of returning things and people (Mr. Carelli! Another Noah Cyrus cameo! The return of Cooper! The return of the famous Hannah Montana concert set!), and it starts a debate which will continue for the next few episodes about who controls Hannah's money.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
47:26
January 25, 2021
1x18 - People Who Use People
Elise is joined by her boyfriend Rick for a chat about Hannah Montana's 18th episode, "People Who Use People," notable for being the end of season one's Jake Ryan arc! Rick brings his unique perspective to the table as he questions why Miley bothers with a secret identity, if Zombie High was ahead of its time, and if Jake would really work as a substitute for Frankie Muniz... among other things.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
44:58
January 18, 2021
1x17 - Torn Between Two Hannahs
Elise and Alana are together again this week, and they sure have a lot to talk about! It's Hannah-ween in the Hannah Montana Universe for episode 17, "Torn Between Two Hannahs," which features the return of some side characters, the arrival of a character with a Southern accent so thick it veers into a Muppet impression, the mystifying motivations of Mr. Happy Pumpkin Man, and the surprising origin of the song this show is named after. Elise and Alana are also forced to revisit their conversation about the HMU's doppelganger infestation, which has been further complicated by the addition of Robby Ray's twin brother. There's even a tangent about drinking games, along with a very special Oliver Oken Chest Hair Report. I told you they had a lot to talk about! Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:12:59
January 11, 2021
1x16 - Good Golly Miss Dolly
Elise and Alana are together again for another installment of The Hannah Montana Conspiracy Hour... and to chat about episode 16 of Hannah Montana, "Good Golly, Miss Dolly." Dolly Parton makes an incredible first appearance and she is, in Alana's words, "a vision in denim." Elise talks about the Disney Channel version of a Chekhov's Gun, the Jake Ryan plot continues, as does the conversation around the HMU's doppelganger surplus. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpinguptheparty!
01:05:14
January 04, 2021
1x15 - More Than A Zombie To Me
Elise is joined by her friend and recurring guest Courtney to discuss episode 15 of Hannah Montana, "More Than A Zombie To Me." Together they break down a very catty and very costume-heavy school dance, imagine Jake Ryan as the star of various prestige television shows, and offer up some low-fat raspberry love.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:02:51
December 28, 2020
1x14 - New Kid In School
Elise is joined by her friend Alana to do a deep dive (and we do mean a VERY deep dive) into episode 14 of Hannah Montana, "New Kid In School." They're both very excited to talk about the first appearance of Cody Linley as Jake Ryan, but things take a turn when some Robby Ray shenanigans create a massive paradox in the HMU. Trust us... it will hurt your brain. In a fun way! Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:07:40
December 21, 2020
1x13 - You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit Is About You
Elise is joined by her friend Michael to discuss episode thirteen of Hannah Montana, "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit Is About You." Together, they decode a cryptic father/son scene, debate the nerdiness of a pair of glasses, and stress the scope of a "worldwide campaign." Michael also finds his future drag name with the help of a main character.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
54:10
December 14, 2020
1x12 - On The Road Again?
Well folks, we've made it to "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana!" Elise is joined by returning guest Kayla to break down the many paradoxical elements of episode 12, "On The Road Again?", which focuses mainly on Robby Ray's (and, notably, Billy Ray's) career. So much so, that we hear one of his songs FOUR times in the span of 20 minutes, but no Hannah Montana tracks! Tune in for a fashion breakdown that makes Kayla's eyes hurt, a lot of heavy sighs from Elise, a leap in logic that stops the show, and a conversation about things being cut for time that, ironically, does not get cut for time. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
48:57
December 07, 2020
1x11 - Oops! I Meddled Again
Elise is joined by her friend Kamryn to talk about a largely forgotten episode of Hannah Montana, "Oops! I Meddled Again." The struggle is real as they give you all the deets on a frustratingly Hannah-free A-plot, a B-plot all about chicken wings, and one character's "chunky highlights."  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
37:10
November 30, 2020
1x10 - Oh Say, Can You Remember The Words?
Elise is joined by her friend Karen to talk all about the tenth episode of Hannah Montana, "Oh Say, Can You Remember The Words?" Discussion topics include the progression of Miley Cyrus's stage presence, a surprisingly adult b-plot, and a tangent about Gossip Girl, which leads to a tangent about Riverdale... which lead to Elise cutting out several minutes of this episode during the editing process. We also meet a new recurring character and a very seductive chocolate bunny. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
01:01:29
November 23, 2020
1x09 - Ooo, Ooo, Itchy Woman
Elise is once again joined by her friend Courtney, this time to discuss the many oddities of Hannah Montana's ninth episode, "Ooo, Ooo, Itchy Woman." Together they talk about the best B-plot so far, do their best impressions of the act break riffs, and learn that when you get down with the dogs, you end up with fleas.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
36:26
November 16, 2020
1x08 - Mascot Love
Elise is joined by her friend TJ for a chat about Season One Episode 8 of Hannah Montana, "Mascot Love." Miley and Lilly test their luck at cheerleading tryouts as Jackson attempts to fix a sink... it's a pretty straightforward episode, but Elise still manages to find a way to bring up Jesse McCartney, and TJ discovers that she has a low tolerance for episodes that don't feature pop star content. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
31:38
November 09, 2020
1x07 - It's A Mannequin's World
Elise and Alana are back at it, this time getting deep into Season One, Episode 8 of Hannah Montana, "It's A Mannequin's World." You could hypothetically make a drinking game out of every time they reference their time studying theatre, or out of every time Alana references a particular song from High School Musical, or out of every time someone mentions the store Limited Too. Other high points include Elise explaining one of her favorite Vines, a breakdown of an impossible-to-execute scheme, and a dispute over Miley Stewart being a #fashionicon. Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
49:29
November 02, 2020
1x06 - Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Play Favorites
Elise and returning guest Alana discuss the sixth episode of Hannah Montana, "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Play Favorites." They revisit the conversation around Hannah's growing level of fame, are puzzled by the nature of Robby Ray's secret identity, get very angry about a wig, and go on a brief tangent concerning John Cena. They also touch on a deeper subject surrounding the show's target demographic and the lessons the viewer gets taught.  Follow us on Twitter @pumpingupthepod and on Instagram @pumpingupthepodcast!
43:12
October 26, 2020
1x05 - It's My Party And I'll Lie If I Want To
Elise and returning guest Courtney break down the fifth episode of Hannah Montana, "It's My Party And I'll Lie If I Want To." There's so much to get through: the first appearances of two recurring characters, Hannah getting invited to Kelly Clarkson's birthday party, a B-plot involving a pre-fame Alison Brie, a roster of some intense Lilly-as-Lola outfits, a hairstyle that leads to a tangent on "Rio" and "Rio 2".... the list goes on and on.  Follow us on Twitter @PumpingUpThePod and on Instagram and Tumblr @pumpingupthepodcast!
46:23
October 19, 2020
1x04 - I Can't Make You Love Hannah If You Don't
Elise and her friend Renata have a chat about the fourth episode of Hannah Montana, "I Can't Make You Love Hannah If You Don't," an episode with a great A-plot and a truly baffling B-plot. Miley goes on a date with "a total doofus," Jackson hangs out with a brother and sister that LOVE microwave popcorn, we experience the most cringe-y sequence of the series thus far, and the conversation around Hannah's real level of fame continues.  Follow us on Twitter @PumpingUpThePod and on Instagram and Tumblr @pumpingupthepodcast!
35:41
October 12, 2020
1x03 - She's A Super Sneak
Elise and her friend Kayla discuss the third episode of Hannah Montana, "She's A Super Sneak." This episode has next to no Hannah Montana in it, despite featuring two iconic Hannah songs! Elise and Kayla also attempt to answer many questions about this episode, including but not limited to: What's on Robby Ray's Wikipedia page? What is the plot of the film "The Adventures of Little Miss Red Shoes"? What kind of name is Margo Diamond? How does a 14-year old buy a house? Follow us on Twitter @PumpingUpThePod and on Instagram and Tumblr @pumpingupthepodcast!
34:30
October 05, 2020
1x02 - Miley Get Your Gum
Elise and her friend Alana discuss the second episode of Hannah Montana. The episode raises a lot of questions, including but not limited to: is Hannah Montana merely a local celebrity? Who is the owner of a mysterious dog? Did Jackson buy a "chick car"? Will we ever see Locker Man again?  Follow us on Twitter @PumpingUpThePod and on Instagram and Tumblr @pumpingupthepodcast!
45:29
September 28, 2020
1x01 - Lilly, Do You Want To Know A Secret?
On the first-ever episode of Pumping Up The Podcast, Elise chats with her friend Courtney about the pilot episode of Hannah Montana. Tangents may include: The Grinch starring Jim Carrey, Sleep No More, and the ugliest shoes Elise has ever seen.  Follow us on Twitter @PumpingUpThePod and on Instagram and Tumblr @PumpingUpThePodcast! 
49:04
September 21, 2020