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 77: Steven Universe (Chapter 2) with Juliet Kahn

A year and a half ago, Juliet Kahn was our guest for INTO IT 20, in which we talked at great length about Steven Universe. So many episodes have aired since then that we decided it was time for a follow up, to talk about all the things we didn't know, character we hadn't met, and things that have changed. So that means Bismuth, the Ruby squad, Peridot the adorable clown, and lots more.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 76: Gremlins 2: The New Batch with Andrew Ihla

Andrew Ihla is back on the show to talk about the movie he's Twitter-famous for loving, 1990's Gremlin's 2: The New Batch. We dissect the weird complexity of this deeply silly film, and touch on its views and fears of the future and which parts have come true, our memories of its novelization, and the way its satire of Donald Trump turns out to be a far more likable character than the real one. Plus the puppets, the music, and of course Christopher Lee.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

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 art by Lauren Moran.

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.