Into It with Elle Collins

A podcast about everything you love. Hosted by Elle Collins.

Into It is a weekly pop culture podcast by Elle Collins. In each episode, Elle is joined by one or more guests for a conversation about a specific pop culture obsession. The show will host a wide variety of interesting people and give them a chance to talk about the things they love. The guests include poets, dancers, writers, editors, teachers, artists, and journalists. The topics include movies, TV shows, books, comics, and music. Into It's scope is deliberately broad, leaving its future wide open.

Into It 75: Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Connie Cardwell

Connie Cardwell is back to talk about an '80s movie that's stood the test of time, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The importance of skipping school, how changing technology has affected the high school experience, the importance of Cameron and the creepiness of Mr. Rooney. Also a strong dismissal of that one theory.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 74: All-Star Superman with Kieran Shiach

Kieran Shiach, co-host of Journey into Misery and Elle's colleague at Comics Alliance, is on the show for a very in-depth discussion of All-Star Superman, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's much-beloved comic of a decade past. The influence of the Silver Age, the nature of Lex Luthor, the importance of Earth Q, and the differences from current continuity are all covered, and more.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 73: Sandman (Part 2) with Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley

Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley returns for the second half of our Sandman discussion. Delirium, Destruction, Hob Gadling, Nuala, Lyta Hall and her secret mom. All this plus a very polite disagreement about Neil Gaiman's post-Sandman career and legacy.

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Into It 72: Sandman (Part 1) with Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley

Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley is back to talk about Sandman, the influential '90s comic book by Neil Gaiman and a whole host of artists. This is only the first half of our discussion, and the episode ends more dramatically than any Into It has before. Along the way we discuss the importance of Sandman to our teenage dating lives, the role of mythology in comics, the problem with Wanda, the failure of sex education, and the inspirations for Delirium.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 70: The Hunger with Megan Nielsen

Megan Nielsen, co-host of the Hard Times Podcast, is back to talk about The Hunger, a film that features Bauhaus, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve, some disturbing monkeys, a girl with a Jodi Foster quality, a guy on roller skates, London standing in for Manhattan, and hot hot vampire sex. 

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 69: Nightmare on Elm Street with Aisling the Artist

Into It is back! And so is Elle's goddaughter Aisling, to talk about Nightmare on Elm Street. The first several movies all come up, as well as Cabin in the Woods, Hellblazer, Child's Play, and quite a few other things. Shout out to those Freddy fan girls out there on the internet.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

A Short Hiatus for INTO IT

It’s time to be honest about some things. Not just with you, but with myself. In the strange, nebulous way that it applies to podcasts, I’ve tried to keep Into It pretty professional. But the truth, as I’m sure you’ve already figured out, is that I do all of this by myself. Scheduling guests, the technical side of recording, editing, keeping up with social media and the Patreon. It’s all me. And that’s on top of my day job and the various other things I do.

And so inevitably, things sometimes slip through the cracks, or I get off schedule. I try not to let it happen too often, but it can’t always be helped. I find myself slipping behind on things, and I sometimes feel like I’m not keeping my promises to my listeners.

Which brings us to right now. I’m currently in the planning stages of moving to a different city. I’m doing this by myself too, and without the benefits of owning a car. I’m very excited about the move, and feel like I’ll be in a much better place, but it’s also very stressful. And after some attempts at juggling, and then a whole lot of thinking, I’ve decided what I need to do.

Into It is going on hiatus for a few weeks. My plan is to come back in mid-June. That will give me time not just to move, but to get ahead on some things and plan some other things, so that when the show comes back, it’ll feel less like something I’m doing at the very last minute every week.

When Into It returns next month, I hope to have made some plans to help the podcast run much more smoothly. I love making this show, and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. 

Into It 68: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! with Clara Biznass

Rapper Clara Biznass of Hand Job Academy is on the show to talk about Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Tura Satana's legendary life story, queer characters in exploitation cinema, and the men in this movie as a metaphor for all men. There's also some talk about Lemonade, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and the problems with nerd culture. The audio connection is iffy in places, but the conversation holds together.

Buy the Hand Job Academy album, and follow Clara's loud dog on Instagram.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 67: The Royal Tenenbaums by Katie Schenkel

Katie Schenkel is back because she and Elle realized they have a favorite movie in common: Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums. The performances, the music, the dialogue, the references to 1970's children's lit. This conversation goes on for a while.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.