Using a very loose definition of the term ‘crack ship,’ we look at unlikely pairings within one show and across different shows that we like to fantasize about! Much of this discussion is fueled by our audience and we’d love to see the conversation continue on social media. Which characters would make a great starting point for a compelling fan fiction? What is your dream crossover ship? Share with us on twitter or send us an email!

We’re so excited to have Aaron & Andy of The Gossip Guys Podcast back with us to chat all things Dawson’s Creek. We rewatched some classic episodes to prepare ourselves and then dove head first in Capeside. Dawson vs Pacey, Jack’s groundbreaking storyline, Joey singing On My Own – we tackle it all. Be sure to share all your thoughts with us on twitter or email us at shippingroompod.com

This week we’re joined by therapist and author, Kathleen Smith, whose book The Fangirl Life is now available. We unpack the book and look at how fangirled can lead their most constructive life while also enjoying all there is to enjoy from our favorite shows and ships. We also find time to chat about the Looking movie, new Gilmore news, and updates from San Diego Comic Con!

This week we welcome Carina Mackenzie, executive story editor on The CW’s The Originals to chat about the toxic nature of shipping on the Internet. We look at the beauty of fandom and all the good that’s come from having an online community to feel our feelings with — and then discuss the dark side that’s come along with it. We’d love to hear you weigh in! Be sure to find us on twitter, send us an email at shippingroompod@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

This is a very exciting week as we celebrate one year of the Shipping Room! In honor of this momentous occasion, we are doing another listener mailbag! We answer questions, play some middle school games, and give out ‘ship superlatives. Also, to mark this milestone we’ve got some super fun news to mark to share! As always, be sure to find us on twitter or on our website to share your thoughts about all topics discussed!

We’ve always made a distinction on our show between the aspirational, angsty, will-they-won’t-they ‘ships and the stable, successful “relationship goals” ‘ships. This week we’re celebrating the couples we deem to be #relationshipgoals (and rejecting some suggestions from the internet). Who are some of your faves? Be sure to let us know! Find us on twitter, leave a comment on our website, or send us an email

We started our Aaron Sorkin coverage a few weeks ago talking about The West Wing with the ladies of the Wingin’ It West Wing Podcast. This week, we welcome Kevin Porter of The Gilmore Guys to look at the rest of Aaron Sorkin’s TV legacy, namely Sports Night and The Newsroom. How did you feel about Dana and Casey? Jeremy and Natalie? Don and Sloan? We discuss! Be sure to share your thoughts with us @shippingroompod on twitter or email us at shippingroompod@gmail.com!

Affairs and cheating bring up a lot of confusing feelings for people – especially when we enjoy watching it happen. This week we look at some of our favorite ships that started as affairs and discuss the moral implications of watching them unfold on TV. What do you think? Be sure to share on twitter or the comments section of the website.

Sometimes you can see a ship coming from a mile away, but other times a couple seems to come out of nowhere and yet, it works perfectly. This week we discuss some our favorite surprise ships and why they worked so well. Who are some of your favorites? Be sure to share with us on twitter, facebook, or at shippingroompod.com

Hey all! Just a quick check in to let you know how things are going at the festival. We’ve attended some incredible panels and are getting ready for the Friday Night Lights tailgate tonight! Be sure to follow us on twitter and periscope as we’re going to be broadcasting live from the tailgate tonight. Let us know if there are any specific things you want us to try and find out while we’re here. Can’t wait to share more!!

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