Spongeworthy: The Casual Feminism of Ms. Elaine Marie Benes


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An examination of the iconic TV show Seinfeld through a feminist lens.

The Deal

In this episode, we talk about "The Deal," in which Jerry and Elaine attempt to resume having sex with each other and maintain their friendship at the...
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The Revenge

TW: Extensive conversation about drug-assisted sexual assault and rape. In this episode we cover "The Revenge,"  we talk about revenge fantasies, Elai...
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The Phone Message / The Apartment

In this episode we discuss two back-to-back episodes from Season 2, "The Phone Message" and "The Apartment." We talk about when men turn hostile in da...
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The Jacket

In this episode, we talk about "The Jacket," which is the first and only appearance of Elaine's father, Alton Benes. We discuss the evolution of mascu...
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Male Unbonding

In this episode, we take a look at "Male Unbonding," in which Jerry attempts to break up with an old childhood friend he really can't stand. We talk a...
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The Stakeout

In this episode, we talk about "The Stakeout," in which we are introduced to Elaine's character for the first time. We talk about how the Elaine chara...
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Pilot (The Seinfeld Chronicles)

In our first episode we take a look at the pilot episode of Seinfeld, discuss the origins of the show, the absence of the Elaine character, and what w...
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Spongeworthy Preview episode

A preview of the new podcast Spongeworthy. Hosted by Caitlin Dinoski and Amy Kessler, Spongeworthy revisits the iconic TV show Seinfeld and the charac...
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