Coffee & Contemplation

Robin & Heidi

In this spoiler-filled Stranger Things rewatch, Robin and Heidi (writers, cinephiles, and all-around geeks) analyze each episode to explore story, character, technique, the show’s brilliance (and flaws), and how it all applies to our world, far beyond the Upside Down.

Trailer: Coffee & Contemplation
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All Episodes

Things ramps up! Possession takes hold, romance builds, and we get our second proper action sequence since the season intro! Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Nov 26

47 min 16 sec

In this episode, Robin kind of feels bad for Dart and the Hawkins Lab are the cavalry. Also: Nancy and Jonathan share a hotel room, Bob and Max both question what's going on around them, and El meets her mother and finds out exactly what happened to her. Plus Dustin and Steve finally team up! Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Nov 19

45 min 1 sec

In Chapter 4, Nancy and Jonathan take action against the Lab, Eleven and Hopper have their big fight, Billy brings real-world scares, and more, all exploring the theme of "perspective." Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Nov 12

43 min 27 sec

It's November 6th and we've got a new trailer! Robin reacts and digs into hopes/fears/expectations for the season to come. ScreenRant article: Stranger Things Season 4 Will Not Be the Show’s Final Season Robin's Blog Post *about* the ScreenRant article Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

Nov 6

10 min 9 sec

So, what's the deal with Dart, anyway? In this episode, El ventures out on her own, relationships disintegrate and flourish, grief manifests in strange ways, and there's a bizarre comparison to Old Yeller (1957). Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Nov 5

42 min 58 sec

Halloween in Hawkins, 1984. In this episode, Robin ponders the use of El's flashbacks, the dubious events at the Halloween party, and throws some love to those fantastic Ghostbusters costumes. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Oct 29

41 min 53 sec

Heidi and Robin hop onto this short episode to announce some changes to the podcast format and what to expect this season. Also, a gag reel! Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Oct 29

9 min 18 sec

Settling back into Hawkins for Season 2, Robin and Heidi reflect on the brilliant opening sequence, the new characters, Steve's college essay, and the right and wrongs of Dr. Owens' advice on Will's PTSD. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Oct 22

1 hr 3 min

We prepare to continue our spoiler-filled rewatch of Stranger Things with an overview of what to expect from our breakdown of Season 2! Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Oct 22

29 min 10 sec

We delve into the jam-packed season finale, reflect on the first season as a whole, and debate whether the series should have been better off, had it concluded here. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Mar 2

1 hr 11 min

This might be our favorite episode of season one. The van flip, earned resolution across multiple groups, the whole team finally comes together, characters becoming more true to themselves, puppy-love progression of Mileven, Dustin’s hilarious phone call, and a tremendous build towards the finale to come. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Feb 17

55 min 49 sec

In this episode, relationships thrive and shatter, conflict grows stronger, we question whether favoring a fictional character reflects one’s personal beliefs, and, of course, much discussion over one of the series’ most iconic moments. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Feb 10

57 min 58 sec

Answers at last! This episode unveils exposition in its usual compelling fashion, while we question the sentience of the Upside Down, parental roles all across the show, and Robin speculates on a parallel between two unlikely characters. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Dec 2020

59 min 22 sec

We switch to chronological breakdown! We explore the ramifications of Will Byers' "death," how so many characters exhibit a pursuit of truth, despite the bleak circumstances. In this episode, recorded in August of 2020, we also acknowledge the passing of Chadwick Boseman (11/29/76 – 8/28/20). Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Dec 2020

54 min 53 sec

We delve into El stepping into her power, the depth of impact from violations of privacy and trust, and draw some unexpected parallels to the ordeal that has been 2020. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Dec 2020

54 min 24 sec

In episode two, we discuss the strength of the kids' acting and friendship, the value of empathy, high school politics, gender roles and subversion (good and bad),  and the ridiculousness of some certain late-night photography. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Nov 2020

56 min 54 sec

The episode that started it all. We begin with production shoutouts, initial impressions, and proceed to explore how strong and effective this episode was. Enjoying this podcast? Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

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Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

A teaser for the podcast to come! Join Robin and Heidi for this spoiler-filled traipse back through Stranger Things from a post-season three perspective with story and character discussion, feminist perspective, personal anecdotes, and genre exploration.  You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Like, share, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and please consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

Nov 2020

37 sec