Caroline and the Podcast
A Caroline in the City podcast with your hosts Christie Baugher and Amy Spalding.
info_outline The Caroline Fandom (Bonus Episode) 02/22/2021
The Caroline Fandom (Bonus Episode) Get ready for a whole lotta cookies! Before we launch into season 2 of Caroline in the City, we take a flying leap into the dusty wilderness of the interwebs to explore the Caroline fandom, past and present! Warm up the flux capacitor and journey back to the future with us to a world of cease and desist letters, arbitrary femslash, Weep Cutes, undercover strippers, and an expensive eBay item that besmirches the good names of all our heroes. Yer a wizard, Richard!
info_outline Mr. Cassidy's Large Adult Son (Caroline and the Condom) 02/04/2021
Mr. Cassidy's Large Adult Son (Caroline and the Condom) Could it be… Satan? We officially bid farewell to Season One with the infamous “hot dog show”, episode 1.24, “Caroline and the Condom”! Flash back with us and hear our theories about the baffling clip show of highlights that never were: the relative jankiness of the Rum Tum Tugger, businessmen through pandemic goggles, correct amounts of muffin, pierced hats, and the magnificent glutes of Lutes. Save room for “dessert”!
info_outline Physician Martenne (Caroline and the Wedding) 01/28/2021
Physician Martenne (Caroline and the Wedding) It’s an omen! It’s cliffhanger time in The City as wedding bells of doom start to ring in episode 1.23, “Caroline and the Wedding”! Don your best ren faire garb and crack open a bottle of Chianti as we attempt to answer the important questions: Will “sincere amore” win the day? Will Father Damian get a spin-off? Will Del’s cousins arrive from San Francisco? Is a hot dog dessert? Did Richard pay for his breadsticks? Are we making it all up? Awooooo!!!
info_outline Only Grande Dames Wear Peach (Caroline and the Bridesmaids) 01/21/2021
Only Grande Dames Wear Peach (Caroline and the Bridesmaids) Lock up your grownup lady blouses, Angela Lansbury! We’re counting down to the worst-planned wedding of ’96 as Jessica Morgan joins us for episode 1.22, “Caroline and the Bridesmaid(s)”! Ladle yourself a bowl of soup and join the party as we attempt to untangle the pretzel-like timeline of Caroline’s wedding festivities, examine the preponderance of leather pants in the late ‘90s, and lament the lack of Jordan Almonds in our everyday lives. Cool it, Garfield!
info_outline B+ Episode of The Newsroom (Caroline and Richard's Mom) 01/14/2021
B+ Episode of The Newsroom (Caroline and Richard's Mom) Magnify! Things get “raisin nipple nuts” as Kent Carney and Loren Cline join us for episode 1.21, “Caroline and Richard’s Mom”! Dab on some guacamole and kick off your shoes as we go in for the works — Aaron Sorkin doppelgängers, poodle toenails, romantic moments at a Chili’s Too, rollerblade wheel hygiene, Emmy-worthy moments for Malcolm Gets, and some upsetting news for anyone who didn’t collect Beanie Babies as a child. If a stripper can do it, you can too!
info_outline A Good Month for Redheads (Caroline and the Cereal) 12/17/2020
A Good Month for Redheads (Caroline and the Cereal) It’s so passé, it’s hip! Ben Siemon joins us for a complete balanced breakfast in episode 1.20, “Caroline and the Cereal”! Pour yourself a bowl and dig in with us as we ponder such imponderables as Remo’s new piercings, Caroline Duffy’s 2020 Twitter presence, strange films we watched in health class, who’s been clothes shopping at outdoor art fairs, and why April 1996 was a banner month for TV’s redheads. Mambo!
info_outline Floppy-Haired Safe Boys (Caroline and the Movie) 12/10/2020
Floppy-Haired Safe Boys (Caroline and the Movie) Lights, camera… New Jersey! Margaret Lyons joins us as the gang gets ready for their close-ups in episode 1.19, “Caroline and the Movie”! We get into the finer details of joke-shaped packages, maddening sitcom shenanigans, the eternal battle of “sunniness vs. grouchiness”, close encounters with the Law & Order craft services table, and whether or not you should flash your celebrity crush. Don’t forget the "good", good buddy!
info_outline List of Males, v3 (Caroline and the Ex-Wife) 12/03/2020
List of Males, v3 (Caroline and the Ex-Wife) The fish are getting bigger! Samantha Powell joins us for a wild night in Vermont in episode 1.18, “Caroline and the Ex-Wife”! Grab a frosty Snapple (or Fruitopia, we don’t judge) and your best flammable windbreaker as we discuss Dollar Store Tony Danza, the dubious origins of Jamba Juice, Six Feet Under: Passaic, and acceptable lengths to go for a really good cheesesteak. We’re all friends of Mariska here!
info_outline Never Trust a Man with Bangs (Caroline and the Kid) 11/19/2020
Never Trust a Man with Bangs (Caroline and the Kid) Oh no, it’s El Diablo! Jessie Weinberg joins us for some misadventures in babysitting in episode 1.17, “Caroline and the Kid”! We discuss epic tales told through face acting, surprising parallels between Caroline in the City and Hemingway, “Bulge Hackman”, mullets on youths, and the uniquely ‘90s humiliation of being bullied into a trip to Kinko’s. I believe that’s going to cost a famous director/choreographer his lunch money!
info_outline Cathy Ladman (Bonus Interview) 11/16/2020
Cathy Ladman (Bonus Interview) Ding! After the first delightful appearance of Elevator Lady in episode 1.16, “Caroline and the Proposal”, we were so excited to get a chance to chat with the hilarious Cathy Ladman! We talk about Cathy’s adventures on screen and in the writers room on Caroline in the City, what life is like as a stand-up comedian in the Zoom era, and the time she brilliantly turned the tables on the legendary Johnny Carson. Let Caroline wear sweatpants to brunch, you cowards!
info_outline Thirsty & the Resumes (Caroline and the Proposal) 11/12/2020
Thirsty & the Resumes (Caroline and the Proposal) Is it "break up or get married” time in The City? Jasmine Guillory joins us as we weigh Caroline’s biggest decision yet in episode 1.16, “Caroline and the Proposal”! Wax your comfiest chair and slap on a nicotine patch as we discuss satisfying rainy rom-com moments, the potentially sinister origin story of the Elevator Lady, and the single most unhinged guest star performance in the history of television. Del-issimo! Bouncy eggplants! Cerulean blue! It’s all metric now!
info_outline Broomstick of a Man (Caroline and the Bad Date) 11/05/2020
Broomstick of a Man (Caroline and the Bad Date) It’s the ‘90s, just go with it! Margaret H. Willison drops by our tower made of Sweet’n’Lows to debate just how “bad” a date can get in episode 1.15, “Caroline and the Bad Date”! Grab your neighborhood mimbo and cozy up for a lively discussion of terrible middle names for children, the evolution of conspiracy theory bros, whether or not there’s such a thing as “good” mansplaining, and several real-life dates of ours that make this one look quaint. We’re just inertia’s pawns!
info_outline The Arm Makes Sense! (Caroline and the Watch) 10/29/2020
The Arm Makes Sense! (Caroline and the Watch) Sincere amore? We know! Elise Laplante joins us this week at the partners’ desk for episode 1.14, “Caroline and the Watch”! Put on your best subway map tie and your dressiest rollerblades and glide along with us as we discuss such scintillating topics as hangry Richard, comedy in a pre-“That’s What She Said” world, the need for an HR person in The City, emailing “Jimmy” Burrows, and Skimbleshanks: the Railway Cat. Caroline in the City: it’s The Sopranos of three-camera sitcoms!
info_outline Scrapbook of Receipts (Caroline and the Twenty-Eight-Pound Walleye) 10/22/2020
Scrapbook of Receipts (Caroline and the Twenty-Eight-Pound Walleye) The heat is on in Saigon! Meghan Deans joins us this week as we journey to the frozen tundra of Peshtigo, Wisconsin in episode 1.13, “Caroline and the 28 Lb. Walleye”! Pull the bubbly out of the crisper and put on your best rage jeans as we ponder the dark origin story of Caroline’s art, biffed rom-com tropes, the water cooler conversations at Cassidy Greetings, “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Heart and Soul”, and the porch scene that melted our icicle hearts. Aw, Puddin’…
info_outline Get Some Eggs and Oils (Caroline and the Married Man) 10/15/2020
Get Some Eggs and Oils (Caroline and the Married Man) It’s like Shakespeare! Josh A. Cagan joins us this week as we see all of our heroes on their worst behavior in episode 1.12, “Caroline and the Married Man”! Heat up your lucky chicken and kick back with us as we discuss differentiating between tall bespectacled men in shapeless jackets, the byzantine process of commissioning murals, which member of the gang should lose key privileges, and whether men should be allowed to write at all. Do you tell a football what time the game is? C’mon!
info_outline Sir, This Is A Remo's (Caroline and the Gift) 10/08/2020
Sir, This Is A Remo's (Caroline and the Gift) More Monkeys and Bears, oh my! This week Adam Grosswirth helps us ring in 1996 in style in episode 1.11, “Caroline and the Gift”! The rabbit holes are deeper and wilder than ever as we discuss the reality of backstage at the Winter Garden, Richard’s enormous pants, Remo’s in Denny’s Mode, Alotta Fagina at the Life Cafe, and Del’s inadvertent invention of the Apple Watch. Toothpaste is good stuff!
info_outline Game Respects Game (Caroline and the Christmas Break) 10/01/2020
Game Respects Game (Caroline and the Christmas Break) Deck the halls with fresh cilantro! This week Chelsea Jupin joins us as Christmas comes early with episode 1.10, “Caroline and the Christmas Break”! We dive into a box of Snackwells and chat about Salty the Creepy Reindeer, Annie Spadaro vs. SantaCon, our erstwhile national obsession with Starbucks jokes, and the downright swoony moment that warmed our Caroline/Richard ‘shipping hearts. Who’s the fool?
info_outline Cow Are You? (Caroline and the Convict) 09/24/2020
Cow Are You? (Caroline and the Convict) Run, baby, it's a trap! This week Aysha Wax joins us as we peer into the cozy, inviting abyss of episode 1.09, “Caroline and the Convict”! Grab a cow pencil sharpener and make yourself at home as we investigate such mysteries as proper date attire, Caroline’s inner Karen, reformed felons vs. cartoon villains, size mattering in comedy, and whether cats should be allowed on the kitchen counter. What exactly is Del’s deal, anyway?
info_outline We Call That A Beard (Caroline and the Balloon) 09/17/2020
We Call That A Beard (Caroline and the Balloon) Here's the story of a lovely lady... Give thanks as David Levy joins us this week for episode 1.08, “Caroline and the Balloon”! Before the parade passes by, we pre-heat the oven and stuff the proverbial unseasoned bird with our various theories of Richard’s sexuality, tales of the early morning thrills of balloon chasing, and the answer to the burning question, “who the heck are Mike and Maty?” Hey Hollywood, your pants are ringing…
info_outline Why Are Men? (Caroline and the Opera) 09/10/2020
Why Are Men? (Caroline and the Opera) Why does this suitcase smell like cheese? Pull up a chair you can balance on your nose and join us in the non-circus section as we get a crash course in culture in episode 1.07, “Caroline and the Opera”! We discuss such important topics as the eternal sitcom war of Snoots vs. Normies, the moment we realized we were Caroline/Richard shippers, and doilies with armholes. Don’t sass your auntie!
info_outline Jeff Garvin (Bonus Interview) 09/07/2020
Jeff Garvin (Bonus Interview) After checking out the Must See TV video store event of 1995, "Caroline and the Folks", we were thrilled to get to talk to Scott the Video Clerk himself -- Jeff Garvin! Blow dry some popcorn and hit play as we rewind with Jeff to his own encounters with Chandler Bing and The Single Guy, pause to reflect on the ups and downs of dude hairstyles in the '90s, and fast forward through Jeff's blockbuster journey from guest star extraordinaire to rock star to YA author.
info_outline Happy Birthday Parking Lot (Caroline and the Folks) 09/03/2020
Happy Birthday Parking Lot (Caroline and the Folks) It's sweeps week, and just in time for Caroline to meet the parents (less Robert DeNiro, more Cartoon Pigeon Robert DeNiro) in episode 1.06, "Caroline and the Folks"! Be kind and rewind with us as we dig into NBC Must See TV crossover mania as our heroes encounter both Chandler Bing and The Single Guy, Richard turns 30 (ouch), and Lea Thompson's physical comedy chops get a real workout. Put down the snowglobe, Tommy, put down the snowglobe...
info_outline Jason Graae (Bonus Interview) 08/31/2020
Jason Graae (Bonus Interview) After laughing all the way to the bank in episode 1.05, "Caroline and the ATM", oh what bliss to get to speak to the manager himself, Mr. Green -- a.k.a. the marvelous Jason Graae! Join us as we chat with Jason about the real-life inspiration for Mr. Green, the magic of making socially distanced theatre for appreciative honks, and (spoiler alert) his second "demoted" appearance in a later episode of Caroline in the City. Times is hard, times is hard...
info_outline Did He Just Say Corn? (Caroline and the ATM) 08/27/2020
Did He Just Say Corn? (Caroline and the ATM) The City becomes a "surveillance" state as we attempt to make a withdrawal at Episode 1.05, "Caroline and the ATM"! Join us as we discuss the finer details of Richard's sad murder apartment, the gradations of nose-picking, and whether or not the show is trying to gaslight us into hating an American treasure. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and the Muppets are a gift, Richard Karinsky, A GIFT!
info_outline Angela Was the Boss (Caroline and the Bad Back) 08/20/2020
Angela Was the Boss (Caroline and the Bad Back) Crack open a ginger ale and steel yourself for some absolute nonsense as we go on the long, strange trip of Episode 1.04, “Caroline and the Bad Back”! Join us as we examine the ugly underbelly of Caroline Duffy's art, the mystery of what "Del" is short for, and our misguided desire for Richard/Del hijinks. Does anybody really know what time it is?
info_outline Don't Eat Cats (Caroline and the Gay Art Show) 08/13/2020
Don't Eat Cats (Caroline and the Gay Art Show) This week we’re ghosting our stylists and heading to the Arabian Gallery for Episode 1.03, “Caroline and the Gay Art Show”! Come along with us for a wild ride through art gallery emergencies, the rules of hugging for gay men, and the surprising joys of suddenly ‘shipping Del and Richard. Don’t tell Charlie’s mother, she thinks we’re dating a doctor.
info_outline Stars in the House Reunion Read (Bonus Recap) 08/10/2020
Stars in the House Reunion Read (Bonus Recap) It's a quarantine miracle! Who knew when we embarked on this adventure that we'd instantly encounter BRAND NEW Caroline in the City content? Not us, that's for sure! Join us as we discuss who's gotten even better in the last quarter-century (hint: it's everybody), follicular grandeur and lack thereof, the surprising things we learned, and the warm, wonderful joys of a Zoom trip back to The City.
info_outline Richard Be Shopping (Caroline and the Mugger) 08/06/2020
Richard Be Shopping (Caroline and the Mugger) Our journey continues with Episode 1.02, “Caroline and the Mugger”! Join us as we dig deep into the St. Mark’s Place shopping experience, the ethics of wearing a Cats cast member jacket without actually having joined the cast of Cats, and whether life truly is a highway. The party is definitely here, not down the hall where the loud music and noise are coming from.
info_outline Caroline and the Podcast: Preview 07/23/2020
Caroline and the Podcast: Preview Get out! Why, you ask, in the Year of Our Lord 2020, have we taken on the task of recapping all four seasons of Caroline in the City, a somewhat forgotten slice of mid-1990s Must See TV, a thing literally nobody is asking for? Well, we’ll tell you! Here’s a preview episode of our brand-new podcast Caroline and the Podcast, in which we make the case for why you should take this wild and wacky trip to The City with us.