Talkin' At The Talon



A weekly podcast in which Bess (bessyboo) and Alex (moonling) watch and discuss every episode of Smallville, in order, and give fanwork recommendations that are almost certainly better than the episode we just watched. Because we just can't give up on this dumb show.


  • Episode 1.21: Tempest

    19/01/2016 Duração: 52min

    We watch the final episode of season one, which ends in a various cliffhangers and contains a LOT of incredibly awkward romance. Lex Evilness Rating: 1 Recs: Apres le Deluge by The Spike Five Things That Aren't True by Basingstoke

  • Episode 1.20: Obscura

    13/01/2016 Duração: 53min

    In this episode, we’re pretty sure the writers of this show have forgotten how old the main characters are?? So that’s great. Also, Alex gets incoherently excited about a symbolism and we both hate Jonathan so much. Lex Evilness Rating: 1 Rec: Could End Up a Story by girl_wonder

  • Episode 1.19: Crush

    06/01/2016 Duração: 47min

    This week we are joined by our friends Meryl and Angie. With them, we discuss teen drama bullshit, what's wrong with drawing with telekinesis, and the advantages of secret basement prisons. Lex Evilness Rating: 0 No fanwork recs this week, but we do reccomend friendship and Veronica Mars.

  • Episode 1.18: Drone

    23/12/2015 Duração: 01h06min

    We quite liked this episode, although neither of us are sure exactly why. As a result we don't have all that much to say about it. But hey, Pete gets to do stuff! Lex Evilness Rating: 2 Rec: Making History, by bagheera

  • Episode 1.17: Reaper

    16/12/2015 Duração: 01h06min

    In this episode we are extremely digressive, covering such topics as childhood experiences with fishing, spontaneous combustion, and a fairly extensive and serious discussion of our perspectives of the death of close family members. So, fair warning if that’s not something you want to deal with. Lex Evilness Rating: 5 Recs: Reconcilable Differences, by astolat podfic by fayjay

  • Episode 1.16: Stray

    09/12/2015 Duração: 50min

    In this episode, we watch the sixteenth episode of season one, Stray. We discuss Alex's fear of psychics, Bess's weakness to kidfic, and how probably everything would have gone better if the Kents had just minded their own business. Lex Evilness Rating: 1 Recs for this episode: Conflicts of Interest by rageprufrock

  • Episode 1.15: Nicodemus

    01/12/2015 Duração: 56min

    In this episode, our cat is particularly disruptive and we are extremely amused every time we mention Dr. Hamilton because we, like everyone else on the planet, are currently obsessed with Hamilton the musical. Oh, also, we watched an episode of Smallville and it was garbage nonsense. (If you're wondering, the Star Trek episode we can't remember the name of is "This Side of Paradise.") Lex Evilness Rating: 2 Recs for this episode: The Opposite of Chloe by Punk Baby by Sisabet

  • Episode 1.14: Zero

    30/11/2015 Duração: 01h01min

    In this episode, Bess and Alex discuss the fourteenth episode of Smallville. We spend way to long talking about all the things this episode leaves unknown about the incident in Lex's past it reveals, and also eventually get around to what actually happened in the episode. This episode's rec: Cobrastyle by talitha78

  • Episode 1.13: Kinetic

    24/11/2015 Duração: 58min

    In this episode, Bess and Alex discuss the thirteenth episode of Smallville. We ponder what the writers think the metabolism does, the weirdness of the Clark/Lana/Whitney triangle, and why Lex would want a particle accelerator anyway. This episode’s recs: Spoiler by ideal_girl Silk and Pearls (or, How Jane Sheppard Got Her Groove Back) by rageprufrock

  • Episode 1.12: Leech

    16/11/2015 Duração: 47min

    In this episode, Bess and Alex get very angry at Jonathan and Clark, respectively. Plus we do some real Lex character analysis for the first but certainly not the last time. This episode’s recs: Switch: A Comedy of Terrors by rivkat Podifc by pennyplainknits

  • Episode 1.11: Hug

    03/11/2015 Duração: 01h06min

    In this extra-long episode Bess and Alex watch the eleventh episode of season one, Hug. We display our ignorance of local geography and what guns are called, as well as considering the nonsensical-ness of nearly every part of this episode. This episode’s recs: Looking Glass Country by astolat Devil's Deal by Bagheera

  • Episode 1.10: Shimmer

    27/10/2015 Duração: 52min

    In this episode Bess and Alex watch the tenth episode of season one, the nonsensically named Shimmer. We talk about what how chemistry allows a high school student to turn plants into invisibility and why Whitney doesn't actually belong on the show. Also there is a vague and probably-guessable-from-the-trailer spoiler for the film Crimson Peak. This episode's recs: Frantic by seperis, and the podfic by reena_jenkins

  • Episode 1.09: Rouge

    12/10/2015 Duração: 40min

    In this episode Bess and Alex discuss the ninth episode of season one, Rouge. For half of the recording Bess is pretty high on Ativan from a medical procedure she had earlier that day. Also, you can probably hear her preparing and eating mashed potatoes. So. Sorry? This episode's recs: Hideway story by rivkat, read by dodificus I Shall Become by Bagheera

  • Episode 1.08: Jitters

    05/10/2015 Duração: 46min

    In this episode Bess and Alex discuss the eighth episode of season one, Jitters, which we think is by far the best episode so far. We talk about why this is, as well as picking some nits relating to medical confidentiality and cover-ups. This episode’s recs: Better by astolat Being a Luthor by celli

  • Episode 1.07: Craving

    28/09/2015 Duração: 49min

    In this episode Bess and Alex discuss the seventh episode of season one, Craving. We discuss Amy Adams, this episode's halfhearted attempt at a message, and why nobody in Smallville seems to care about all the weird stuff constantly happening. This episode’s recs: the past is another country (one so far away) by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel Ulterior Motives by astolat

  • Bonus: Lex's Evilness Ratings

    27/09/2015 Duração: 33min

    Bess and Alex lay out the zero to ten scale they will be using to rate Lex's evilness in every episode and give Evilness Ratings for the episodes they have covered so far.

  • Episode 1.06: Hourglass

    21/09/2015 Duração: 45min

    In this episode Bess and Alex are joined by their guest Eric to discuss the sixth episode of season one, Hourglass. We talk about destiny, kryptonite water pollution, and corn silo safety. This episode’s recs: Change (in the house of flies) by obsessive24 Genesis by rivkat

  • Episode 1.05: Cool

    15/09/2015 Duração: 38min

    In this episode Bess and Alex struggle to find anything to say about the extremely run-of-the-mill fifth episode of season one. This episode’s recs: Shift by seperis Disclexia by afrai

  • Episode 1.04: X-Ray

    31/08/2015 Duração: 43min

    In this episode Bess and Alex are joined by thingswithwings to discuss the fourth episode of season one, X-Ray. This episode’s recs: Intimate Strangers by FayJay Faster Kill Pussycat by talitha78

  • Episode 1.03: Hothead

    17/08/2015 Duração: 39min

    In this episode Bess and Alex are joined by Alex’s sister, Tess. We discuss the lack of police in Smallville, Lex’s ridiculous chemistry with everyone, and how we actually quite liked this episode. This episode’s recs: Lilah’s Coffin by eleveninches Jealousy by obsessive24

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