Hosts Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo

Hosts Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo


Named as one of Esquire's Top 10 Podcasts of 2018, Time's Top 50 Podcasts of 2018, and BBC America’s 10 Most Buzzworthy Podcasts of 2018!

Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a bi-weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time.

We have been featured on the iTunes new & noteworthy homepage, were selected as the #1 slot on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List," have been featured several times in The A.V. Club. We were also named on both Esquire & Time's Top Podcast lists of 2018! Not bad for two girls with a penchant for vampire lore and patriarchy-smashing.

Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! *wolf howl*


Our podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher & Stitcher Premium (ad-free!), Soundcloud, GooglePlay, and most other podcatchers! If you have any issues, always feel free to drop us a note over at bufferingthevampireslayer [at] gmail [dot] com! Check out our sister-podcast, Angel On Top, which runs concurrently with Buffering and is hosted by Brittany Ashley & Laura Zak! We have an ever-growing collection of episode transcriptions, created by an incredible team of volunteers, which can be found right here.



Hosts Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo write an original song for every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as they work their way through the series! A limited run of physical CDs are released at the end of each season, and albums are available digitally through iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, GooglePlay, and more - plus are all streaming on Spotify!

~ Want to sing along? All of our lyrics can be found here! ~

~ Want to play along?! All of our patrons get monthly chord sheets for select songs, made by Jenny! ~

~ Looking for one of our (many) jingles? We've compiled them for you, because we are nice. ~

~ In search of "Demons to Fight," Jenny's song commemorating 20 years of Buffy? Look no more. ~

~Ohhh, are you looking for our bonus Game of Thrones songs, written for A Cast of Kings?! Yeah, you are. They can both be found here. ~


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