In Conversation: Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo on Their Podcast “Buffering the Vampire Slayer”
The duo discuss the genesis of the Buffy-themed podcast and their musical-inspired episode, “Once More with Once More, with Feeling.”
You probably know Jenny Owen Youngs from her successful career as a singer-songwriter, whether it’s through her own recordings or her writing work with artists like Panic! at the Disco or Pitbull. However these days a huge part of her career is her Buffy the Vampire Slayer–themed podcast, Buffering the Vampire Slayer, which is co-hosted by writer/speaker Kristin Russo, and which has been embraced by nostalgia-seekers as well as a new generation of Buffy fans.
In this conversation, we discuss the reasons the supernatural drama still resonates with viewers, why the show is so much bigger than Joss Whedon, and whether the podcast will continue after every episode is recapped. (Spoiler: They’re working on it!)