Skip to main content
Recovering Gleek: A Glee Podcast

Recovering Gleek: A Glee Podcast

By Ian Allred & Lena Conatser
A podcast about two friends coming to terms with their complicated relationship with the TV show Glee
Listen on Spotify
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Castbox Logo


Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo


Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Minisode 51: Let's Go See Them Aliens
Lena and Ian share your feedback about graduations, endings, and how the Glee characters would do on Survivor
December 13, 2021
S3E22: Goodbye
Lena and Ian wonder if Joe and Quinn are still dating???? And talk about Glee's pseudo season finale and Finn breaking up with Rachel in the most traumatizing way possible
December 08, 2021
Minisode 50: Golden
Lena and Ian share your feedback about Quinn's miraculous recovery, Wemma's sex life, and Spotify Wrapped
December 06, 2021
S3E21 Nationals
Lena and Ian discuss a good competition episode finally, the constantly changing format of competitions, and Glee's most egregious lyric change
December 01, 2021
Minisode 49: Give Us More to See
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on bodyswitching and talk about Stephen Sondheim
November 29, 2021
S3E20: Props
Lena and Ian discuss TINA FINALLY GETTING AN EPISODE but it being all about Rachel, Puck and Beiste bonding, and Thanksgiving
November 24, 2021
Minisode 48: Pretty Privilege
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on mostly Queen Bee Quinn
November 22, 2021
S3E19 Prom-asaurus ft. Tiffani Allen
EP Tiff joins Lena and Ian as they talk about senior prom, Brittany as class president, and Rachel getting pranked but in a heartwarming way I guess?
November 17, 2021
Minisode 47 (Taylor's Version)
Lena and Ian share your statistics on how much more Rachel sings, share bad audition stories, and give their thoughts on Red
November 15, 2021
S3E18 Choke
Lena and Ian talk about audition trauma, Puck's school woes, and TINA FINALLY GETTING SOMETHING TO DO
November 10, 2021
Minisode 46: Whack Crap
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on the cheating epidemic, Quinncedes, and subreddit polls
November 08, 2021
Minisode 45: More Than a Bad Bitch
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Unique, Brittana, and Saturday Night Fever
November 05, 2021
S3E17 Dance With Somebody
Lena and Ian talk about Kurt emotionally cheating, everyone losing their minds about graduating, and Mercedes getting sidelined in the Whitney episode
November 03, 2021
S3E16: Saturday Night Glee-ver
Lena and Ian discuss why disco rocks, Unique's introduction, and the MIA Glee Club members
October 27, 2021
Minisode 44: Baylor Mift
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Quartie, Darren Criss, and Andrew Rannells
October 25, 2021
S3E15 Big Brother
Lena and Ian discuss Quartie, CrissColfer, and their connection to Matt Bomer
October 20, 2021
Minisode 43: Pillow Talk
Lena and Ian share your feedback about Dave Karofsky, the Finnchel wedding, and the lack of Santana
October 18, 2021
S3E14 On My Way
Lena and Ian discuss Karofsky, Sebastian's heel turn, and Ryan Murphy's hatred of Quinn. RESOURCES: (800) 273 8255
October 13, 2021
Minisode 45: Government Secrets
Lena and Ian share your thougths on 'Heart' and bid farewell to the squeaky door
October 11, 2021
See y'all here next week same time same place!!
Hey friends!  We are taking a little break this week, but don't you fret, we will be back next week with your minisode for 'Heart' and the maxisode for 'On My Way'. Love you lots! 
October 04, 2021
S3E13 Heart
Lena and Ian talk about Joe Hart, the Berrys, and Disneyland
September 29, 2021
Minisode 41: H.A.K.A.S.
Lena and Ian share your feedback on tenure, Will's teaching skills, and Ricky Martin
September 27, 2021
S3E12 The Spanish Teacher
Lena and Ian rev up the Will hate and discuss Sue's late in life baby and what tenure is
September 22, 2021
Minisode 40: Disneyland
Lena and Ian bring you on their road trip to Disneyland as they respond to your thoughts on 'Michael'
September 20, 2021
S3E11 Michael
Lena and Ian talk about ET, killer rats, and rock salt slushees
September 15, 2021
Minisode 39: The 3 The Doors Down
Lena and Ian respond to unpopular Glee opinions and a potential Glee reboot
September 13, 2021
S3E10 Yes/No
Lena and Ian talk about the proposals, Grease, and Will's best friend being 17
September 08, 2021
Minisode 38: A Hottie of your Gender Preference
Lena and Ian share your feedback on the Box Scene Project, the Star Wars Christmas special, and Santana and Finn's relationship
September 06, 2021
S3E9 Extraordinary Merry Christmas
Lena and Ian discuss the word 'extraordinary', Tina getting overlooked, and the Star Wars Christmas Special
September 01, 2021
Minisode 37: Birthday Guffaw
Lena and Ian celebrate all of our birthday by sharing your thoughts on Quinn, Shelby, and Blaine's hypocrisy
August 30, 2021
Minisode 36: Thursday
Lena and Ian bring you a better late than never minisode with your thoughts on "I Kissed a Girl"
August 26, 2021
S3E8 Hold On to Sixteen
Lena and Ian discuss the return of Sam, how the Troubletones could've possibly lost, and their favorite Dean Pelton quotes from Community
August 25, 2021
Bonus-sode: Buzzfeed Quizzes
The Minisode will be coming out on Thursday, we had a busy week! To hold you over we are taking Glee buzzfeed quizzes.
August 23, 2021
S3E7 I Kissed a Girl
Lena and Ian talk about Finn never apologizing, the difference between the treatment of Kurt coming out and Santana, and Puck being the reasonable one in his storyline.
August 18, 2021
Minisode 35: Minisode me like one of your French Girls
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on best Glee Mash Ups, what Finn did to Santana, and Beanie Feldstein
August 16, 2021
S3E6 Mash Off
Lena and Ian discuss dodgeball, the Troubletones, and Shelby sending mixed messages
August 11, 2021
Minisode 34: This is YOUR minisode!
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Kurtofsky, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and theatre fails
August 09, 2021
S3E5 The First Time
Lena and Ian seethe with rage as they discuss Artie being a sexual harasser, Finnchel having sex for the wrong reasons, and a mostly white production of West Side Story
August 04, 2021
Minisode 33: Minisode After Dark
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on alternative plotlines for Rory, Six the musical, and Mercedes Jones
August 02, 2021
S3E4 Pot of Gold
Lena and Ian talk about Damian McGinty, Shelby being a supervillain, and the statistics of Glee watchers
July 28, 2021
Minisode 32: The Gabbie Hanna Minisode
Lena and Ian share your feedback about Glee's racism, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, and Will being the world's worst teacher
July 26, 2021
S3E3 Asian F
Lena and Ian discuss Mike's dream ballet, the ultimate diva off, and Will's savior complex
July 21, 2021
Minisode 31: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Parties
Lena and Ian share your feedback on the wasted potential of Skank Quinn, Kurt's audition, and West Side Story
July 19, 2021
S3E2 I Am Unicorn
Lena and Ian discuss the return of Shelby, Kurt's strange choice of audition song, and Will abuses his students
July 14, 2021
Minisode 30: Uncanny Valley
Lena and Ian repeatedly misuse the phrase 'uncanny valley' while sharing your feedback on autism representation, flashmobs, and whether or not the beat can be stopped.
July 12, 2021
S3E1 The Purple Piano Project
IT'S SEASON 3!! Lena and Ian discuss Lindsay Pearce, Joker Quinn, and Will humiliating his students
July 07, 2021
Minisode 29: Bitch Gleease
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Season 2, reveal scrapped names for the podcast, and take a Buzzfeed quiz.
July 05, 2021
Season 2 Wrap Up with Alex Allred
Alex joins Lena and Ian to discuss the best and worst of season 2 and say what he thinks will happen in season 3
June 30, 2021
Minisode 28: Disre-spucking-fectful
Lena and Ian share your feedback on New York and talk about their theatre kid dreams
June 28, 2021
S2E22 New York
Lena and Ian talk about the Glee Clubs trip to New York and how it irreparably warped their views on careers and love
June 23, 2021
Minisode 27: Inside Burps
Lena and Ian share your feedback about Jean, Fuinn, and Gypsy
June 21, 2021
S2E21 Funeral
Lena and Ian discuss Terri's swan song, the show framing auditions as evil, and yearbooks
June 16, 2021
Minisode 26: Funny and also could be Fancy
Lena and Ian share your feedback on Kurt diminishing Blaine's trauma, Rachel picking gardenias for Quinn, and 80s movies
June 14, 2021
S2E20 Prom Queen
Lena and Ian talk about Queen Bee Quinn, the best glee cover, and their high school proms
June 09, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 25: Deathbed Request
Lena and Ian share your feedback on Fuinn, Silver Springs, what musicals to listen to
June 07, 2021
S2E19 Rumours
Lena and Ian everything always being about Rachel, Fondue for Two, and their niche talents
June 02, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 24: Two of the People Have Seen the TV Show and the Third One is Olivia Rodrigo
FINE WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOUR. Also adults playing teens and complicated feelings about Queen Bee Quinn
May 31, 2021
S2E18 Born This Way
Lena and Ian discuss super sized Glee, Kurt's return, and Rachel being convinced by a flash mob
May 26, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 23: Shrieking Gleeks
Lena and Ian share your feedback about the New Directions' MIA parents, potential super powers, and Fuinn dates
May 24, 2021
S2E17 Night of Neglect
Lena and Ian talk about the League of Doom, Miss Goop, and Tina never catching a break
May 19, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 22: Future Lawn Mowing Royalty of the World
Lena and Ian share your thoughts about Loser Like Me, the deleted Faberry scene, and Kurt knowing every song ever
May 17, 2021
S2E16 Original Songs
Lena and Ian discuss Blaine and Rachel not learning anything, blue dresses with leggings and doc martens, and the Klaine kiss
May 12, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 21: Darren Criss Gravely Voice Heard Round the World
Lena and Ian share your feedback about the cut warbler song, the scoring criteria of show choir competitions, and Glee's treatment of sexuality
May 10, 2021
S2E15 Sexy
Lena and Ian discuss Holly's questionable teaching style, Brittana, and the Warbler's bizarre choice of a 'sexy' song
May 05, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 20: Battle of the Emilys
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Glee's biphobia, Burt Hummel's money, and being scared straight
May 03, 2021
S2E14 Blame it on the Alcohol
Lena and Ian discuss their inexperience with teen drinking, Ke dollar sign Ha, and vomiting
April 28, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 19: NBC’s Smatch
Lena and Ian share your feedback about the Lumberjack cosplay in 'Sing', Blaine's unnecessary solos, and DnD
April 26, 2021
S2E13 Comeback
Lena and Ian discuss Bieber Fever, Lauren's only solo, and Teen Girl Squad
April 21, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 18: Sad Boy Musical Theatre
Lena and Ian respond to your thoughts on Lauren, Faberry, and Blaine and the Pips
April 19, 2021
S2E12 Silly Love Songs ft. Tiffani Allen
EP Tiff joins Lena and Ian to discuss cheating teenagers, the contagiousness of mono, and Santana's best episode
April 13, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 17: Meredith and Jared
Lena and Ian share your feedback about Fearless (Taylor's Version), the Karofsky of it all, and who gets paid for Glee covers
April 12, 2021
S2E11 The Sue Sylvester Shuffle
Lena and Ian discuss Sue's cannon, Puckleberry, and Superbowl XLV
April 07, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 16: Glee is Kidz Bop
Lena and Ian read listener feedback about PDA in high school, Olivia Rodrigo being a gleek, and if Glee did a Hamilton episode
April 05, 2021
S2E10 A Very Glee Christmas ft. Lucas Graden and Murjanatu Mutuwa
Lucas Graden and Murjanatu Mutuwa of "Typecasting: Pop Culture by the Numbers" join Lena and Ian to talk about Finnchel breaking up again, Klaine's duet, and Glee trying to pass California for Ohio
March 31, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 15: 5 Reasons Your Life Is Getting Better (and 5 Reasons It's Getting Worse)
Lena and Ian share your feedback, share their funeral fantasies, and talk about dumb episode titles.
March 29, 2021
S2E9 Special Education Ft. Shane and Vicky's DCOM Clubhouse
Shane and Vicky from Shane and Vicky's DCOM Clubhouse join Lena and Ian to discuss Eva Peron, dating your dentist, and Rachel's cat calendar.
March 24, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 14: Floppy Haired Quinn Fabray
Lena and Ian respond to your feedback and remember that Quinn and Finn dated, talk about the shows that shaped them, and discuss ScreenRant's ranking of Glee characters from least to most likeable.
March 22, 2021
S2E8 Furt
Lena and Ian talk about Glee Weddings, Bruno Mars, and 'ship' names
March 17, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 13: Baby Shenanigan Fiasco
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Holly Holliday, fever hallucinations, and referring to themselves as 'baby'
March 15, 2021
S2E7 The Substitute
Lena and Ian go off the rails as they talk about Academy Award Winner Miss Goop, Will's baby kink, and the movies they watch when they're sick.
March 10, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 12: You Cannot Outrun the Acafellas
Lena and Ian share your thoughts on Blaine, Mamma Mia, and Glee phases
March 08, 2021
S2E6 Never Been Kissed
Lena and Ian talk about BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINE, Puck corrupting Artie, and their own first kisses
March 03, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 11: The Maxi(moff)sode
Lena and Ian share listener thoughts on Will's treatment of Emma's OCD, Santana being a mean girl, and write a WandaVision jukebox musical
March 01, 2021
S2E5 The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Lena and Ian discuss Will making his students perform in their underwear, Will casting himself in a show with his students where he would be in his underwear the entire time, and Will making the students perform a private show in their underwear just for him
February 24, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 10: If This Podcast Had a Face It Would Be Hot as Hell
Lena and Ian listen to your feedback, talk about Grease 2, and discuss in what order the Glee characters would die in a slasher film.
February 22, 2021
S2E4 Duets
Lena and Ian discuss the birth of Sancedes, Bartie, and Suinn, Mr. Schue's inability to divide by two, and what they would sing with their own duet partners
February 17, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 9: An Asshole, A Jock, Kind, Likes to Read
Lena and Ian share your feedback on 'Grilled Cheesus' and sort the Glee characters into Hogwarts houses
February 15, 2021
S2E3 Grilled Cheesus
Lena and Ian discuss Chris Colfer crying, Finn being completely unaffected by his father figure's near death experience, and Ryan Murphy's similarities to George Lucas.
February 10, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 8: Us Trying Desperately to Get a Job
Lena and Ian read listener thoughts on Britney/Brittany and talk about their DnD characters.
February 08, 2021
S2E2 Britney/Brittany
Lena and Ian discuss Will bullying Emma, Finnchel being back for each other, and Brittany getting the C plot even though the episode is named after her.
February 03, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 7: Happy to Have You Here, You Are Now Cursed
Lena and Ian read your feedback, cast the Glee characters in Teen Beach Movie, and decide who would sing what in a Taylor Swift tribute episode.
February 01, 2021
S2E1 Audition
Lena and Ian discuss Will's immaturity, the iconic hallway fight, and Glee going through the entire catalogue of fall 2010's top 40.
January 27, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 6: The Buffy Long Con
Lena and Ian respond to questions, listen to feedback, and accidentally become a Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast
January 25, 2021
Season 1 Wrap Up with Alex Allred
Former Glee virgin Alex Allred joins Lena and Ian as he shares his thoughts watching season one for the first time and helps award our 'Season One Superlatives'
January 20, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 5: Has Ryan Murphy even been to Lima?
Ian and Lena put the 'not so' in (Not So)Mini as they talk about core theatre memories, cast the Glee kids as characters in High School Musical, and say what songs represent them.
January 18, 2021
S1E22 Journey to Regionals
IT'S THE SEASON FINALE! Lena and Ian talk about Quinn giving birth in record time, crying during the Journey medley, and their own regionals.
January 13, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 4: Brotherhood of the Windmill
Lena and Ian hear your takes on Puck, answer questions about the first musicals they ever saw, and realize every choir kid in the world has sung 'J'Entends Le Moulin'
January 11, 2021
S1E21 Funk
Lena and Ian discuss the lack of actual funk music, the return of Terri, and Ian learning the facts of life during first grade show and tell.
January 06, 2021
(Not So)Minisode 3: Three Degrees from Adam Driver
The "mini"sodes get longer as the takes get spicier.
January 04, 2021
S1E20 Theatricality
Lena and Ian talk about Shelby's sociopathic tendencies, Puck picking a baby name for no other reason than to shoehorn in another KISS number, and Burt being the dad of all of us.
December 30, 2020
(Not So)Minisode 2: Will Schuester Intolerant
Lena and Ian respond to your feedback and find out a surprising amount of listeners are secretly hot for Will Schuester.
December 28, 2020
S1E19 Dream On
Lena and Ian discuss Bryan Ryan, Shelby's complete disregard for Rachel's emotional wellbeing, and the shock of learning Kevin McHale can walk.
December 23, 2020
S1E18 Laryngitis
Lena and Ian discuss Puckcedes, ripping off Lonely Island, and a performance of Rose's Turn that launched Ian into a 'Gypsy' phase
December 16, 2020
BONUS: The Grinch Musical Live!
It's a Christmas Miracle! Lena and Ian discuss the talking dogs, bloated script, and strange sexuality of The Grinch Musical Live! starring Matthew Morrison.
December 15, 2020
(Not So)Minisode 1: Bring me your tired, bring me your poor, bring me those that love Glee and are ashamed
Lena and Ian respond to your feedback in our first minisode
December 14, 2020
S1E17 Bad Reputation with Tiffani Allen
Special Guest Tiffani Allen joins Lena and Ian to discuss the Glist, special guest star ONJ, and the "perfect number": Run Joey Run.
December 09, 2020
S1E16 Home
Lena and Ian discuss the creepy origins of Furt, Kristin Chenoweth, and the exciting conclusion of Archie Meets Glee.
December 02, 2020
S1E15 The Power of Madonna
Ian grapples with his unfamiliarity with Madonna's legacy and Lena stresses over waiting for her COVID test results while discussing Glee's first tribute episode: the Power of Madonna.
November 25, 2020
S1E14 Hell-O
Ahoy Ahoy, Lena and Ian kick off the back half of Season 1 by becoming a Jesse St James fancast while also discussing Brittana, Finnchel, and how on earth every woman in this show is into Will Schuester.
November 18, 2020
S1E13 Sectionals
Lena and Ian talk about  the logistics of Sectionals, or lack thereof, the disappearing and reappearing setlist, and Mr. Schue's sick burns.
November 11, 2020
S1E12 Mattress
Lena and Ian talk about how this is Rachel Berry's best episode, the glamour of appearing on local television, and how this episode is actually the plot of Cheetah Girls 2.
November 04, 2020
S1E11 Hairography
In this HAIR-RAISING episode Lena and Ian discuss inconsistencies in Will's character, Glee's worst mash up possibly ever, and ghost encounters (because Halloween).
October 28, 2020
S1E10 Ballad
Rachel's in love with Will, Kurt's in love with Finn, and Lena and Ian realize they don't know what a ballad is.
October 26, 2020
S1E9 Wheels
Lena and Ian are back, discussing fake stutters, food fights, wheelchairs, and why Defying Gravity was the wrong song for the Diva Off.
October 21, 2020
Be back soon!!
BRB y'all Ian and Lena are taking a break but will be back to their regularly scheduled Schuester bullying as soon as we can! 
October 14, 2020
S1E8 Mash Up
Lena and Ian discuss a lack of mash ups, a surplus of Will, and the pointlessness of Puckleberry. Also the intricate backstories they have invented for ensemble roles they've played.
October 07, 2020
S1E7 Throwdown
Lena and Ian discuss Jane Lynch, the phenomenon of Glee, and how being in a show choir does NOT make you a minority.
September 30, 2020
S1E6 Vitamin D
Performance enhancing drugs in your high school show choir? It may be more common than you think. Lena and Ian dive into the Terri Schuester insanity hour that is Vitamin D and discuss times they've broke (laughed) while performing a show.
September 23, 2020
S1E5 The Rhodes Not Taken
Lena and Ian talk Kristin Chenoweth, Will being an enabler, and find out what Glee characters they are according to a personality test.
September 16, 2020
S1E4 Preggers
Lena and Ian get off track while discussing the dancing, the drama, and the Dianna Agron of 'Preggers'. 
September 09, 2020
S1E3 Acafellas
Lena and Ian gag (literally, so be warned⚠️ ) as Mr. Schue tries to get his groove back and further proves why he should not be alone with children in the process. Plus Mercedes has a crush on Kurt and the Unholy Trinity tries to sabotage the Glee Club from the inside. Unfortunately this quality B Plot takes a backseat as Lena and Ian try to unsee the horror that is the Acafellas and William Schuester's fedora.
September 02, 2020
S1E2 Showmance
Finn and Rachel start a brief flirtation, the New Directions perform a raunchy number at an assembly, and Will further proves he is not suited to teach as he tries to be sexy while rapping in front of his students. Plus Lena and Ian talk about the expectations Glee gave them to have 'showmances'.
August 29, 2020
S1E1 Pilot
The one that started it all. Lena and Ian dive in to the Pilot episode while also discussing how they first came into contact with Glee and the role it played in their lives as adolescents.
August 29, 2020