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 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.

Into It 66: American Crime Story with Jo Graham

Jo Graham (co-host of How2Wrestling) is a 20something Brit who knew nothing about the OJ Simpson trial until there was a TV show based on it. Elle is a 30something American who remembers when the trial was on TV all the time. These two points of view converge for a conversation about the best TV show of 2016.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 65: Wet Moon with Juliet Kahn

Juliet Kahn is back to talk about Sophie Campbell's graphic novel series, Wet Moon. Southern Gothic, queer as hell, magical realist, intersectional feminist college drama is the order of the day. Plus some talk about other comics along the way.

Read Wet Moon on Comixology or order the first volume in print.

Read Elle's Wet Moon essay and Wonder Woman Earth One review.

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INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

Into It 64: The Warriors with Elana Levin

Podcaster and longtime New Yorker Elana Levin is here to talk about the 1979 semi-sci fi classic street gang film, The Warriors. NYC geography as plot element, the importance of branding to street warfare, the real New York versus the mythical/cinematic New York, and what people miss about costuming (not just in this film, but in comics too).

We also talked about the idea of a Warriors comic, and Elana wants me to add Ronald Wimberly as a candidate for writer/artist, which I totally agree with.

New INTO IT art by Lauren Moran.

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Into It 62: Daniel Bryan with Chris Haley

Cartoonist, writer, and podcaster Chris Haley is on the show to talk about his favorite guy besides Superman, Daniel Bryan! Team Hell No, Team Uppercut, Orton and Batista at Wrestlemania, Cena at Summerslam, and Bray Wyatt in a cage. Important opinions about hair and beard length, and Chris still refuses to tell the Lex Luger story.

Watch that Mike Quackenbush speech.

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Into It 61: Teen Witch with Betty Felon and S. Whitney Holmes

Betty Felon and Whitney Holmes are both lifelong fans of Teen Witch, and have plenty to say about it. The primacy of female sexual desire, the ethics of witchcraft, the enigma of Polly, and the heartbreak failed birthday parties (which can happen at any age). Also we figure out which suburbs the 80s took place in.

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