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Jane Espenson interviewed on Pop My Culture podcast

Jane Espenson (writer/producer from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Torchwood”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about her web series Husbands, Jerry Lee Lewis, the return of Game of Thrones, in-home dance clubs, Star Trek:TNG, Dinosaurs, dangerous Hugo Awards, Gilmore Girls fan fic, Twitter writing sprints, Very Mary Kate, Firefly, Captain Jack Harkness, Once Upon a Time, and Jane’s involvement in the origins of Zima.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first stuffed toy you had an attachment to) on our website for a chance to win a Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Blu-Ray signed by Jane!

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Jane Espenson with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland
Battlestar Galactica signed blu ray by writer Jane Espenson


  • Comment by DerekT — April 13, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Jane Espenson is a wonderful writer from Iowa!!!!!

  • Comment by DerekT — April 13, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    No mention of Warehouse 13, another one of her shows.

  • Comment by xof1013 — April 13, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Adored this podcast! Fantastic and FUNNY conversation with Jane. Have highly recommended it to my friends. Especially to “Husbands The Series” fans. 🙂

  • Comment by Shawn "Father Wizard" Colton — April 13, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Well, first of all I’d like to say CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS!WOOOOOOO!

    My first beloved stuffed animal was a Piglet my Mom made that died a horrible death in a washing machine accident. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment by Rob S. — April 14, 2012 @ 3:24 am

    I had a Curious George doll. I had to stop watching Gilmore Girls. One episode I got my period.

  • Comment by kristi M. — April 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    My first beloved stuffed animal was a little pink kitten that I accidentally left on the bus when I was three which caused my parents to search every toy store in town for a copy.

  • Comment by Anthony R. — April 14, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    Your tiny Nick Nolte sounds like alot like Michael Keaton doing Beetlejuice. now that i have that in the ether my first stuffed toy was a lying down wolf cub animal and took it everywhere.

  • Comment by kidsincorporated — April 15, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    on the other podcast there was an ask for guest suggestions can you have james duvall, aka frank the bunny from donnie darko and araki films https://twitter.com/#!/jimmyduval
    and anyone from salute your shorts http://topcultured.com/where-are-they-now-salute-your-shorts/ like budnick and pinsky both on twitter

  • Comment by Kyrstin — April 15, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    I can’t get the podcast to work. It won’t play for some reason, and I’m heartbroken. 🙁

    My first favorite stuffed animal was a Wile Coyote doll my dad won at a school fair.

  • Comment by corinne — April 16, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    I have a bear we got for free with a coupon when I was little. The store had a ton of last names for its name, so I took one of those for the bear, Miller. In middle school the dog ate his nose and tore off half of his leg, but he got surgery-d, and is still around, in an L L Bean coat for bears to hold him together.

  • Comment by Chuck W. — April 16, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    The first stuffed animal I was attached to was not “stuffed” it was a bear skin rug. I called him Oscar, and he lived on my bed as a bed spread. I was about 10. My father was an avid hunter, and brought Oscar home one year. I took him into my room put him on my bed and he was there until I moved out and joined the military.

  • Comment by Dave — April 16, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    Wooo for this episode! My first favorite stuffed animal was Eleroo from the Wuzzles, the big ol gay progeny of interspecies erotica. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  • Comment by Melanie — April 17, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    My parents took me to Babyland General Hospital where the Cabbage Patch Dolls are “born” when I was about 3. These dolls were the super nice ones that were all fabric and hand-painted and stuffed. I was told I could pick out ANY doll I wanted…. Instead, I picked out a tiny Bunny Bee and named it Moose. I still love Moose to this day…

  • Comment by John C — April 19, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    LOVED this episode! Jane is just one of my favorite people ever.

    My first stuffed toy was a My Buddy doll. I actually had a strange resemblance to the doll – thick brown hair, sported lots of overalls – which made me love the doll even more. It was enough of a resemblance that my dad walked in the door one afternoon, saw My Buddy laying lifeless face down on the couch and attempted to start CPR, thinking that I was near the brink of death. True story!

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