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Xena Warrior Business

A mighty podcast forged in the heat of conversation. Xena Warrior Princess fans Chris Sims and Allison Stock are joined by delightful guests every other week to watch every episode of the iconic nineties show and analyze what made it so endearing. They also discuss just what, exactly, about Xena makes her a princess. The power, the passion, the danger... this podcast will change the world.
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Apr 3, 2018

This episode features not one, not two, but THREE Lucys Lawless. Special guest Susana Polo (@NerdGerhl) helps Chris and Ally identify who is the polite one, who is the slutty one, and who is the one who can do flips. Some new evidence is brought to the table in the great debate about Gabrielle's hair color, some more important ancient greeks get shafted for the sake of a syndicated television show, and the Xena foley artists truly earn their keep.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Mar 30, 2018

Just what the internet needs - a man explaining some nerdy thing to a woman. Ally hasn't been too keen on comics lately. Fortunately, Chris knows a lot about comics! In this patreon-funded bonus episode, Chris tells Ally about The Marriage of Hercules and Xena. YUP! It's a thing. Try not to cringe too hard.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness
 
Mar 21, 2018

Hudson Leick and her outie are back for this iconic episode: The Return of Callisto! But have you heardicus? Guess who’s ALSO back: It’s Perdicus! It’s reunions left and right here as Gabrielle, uh, marries her old boyfriend??? We learn that if you give a Greg an inch, he’ll Greg up a whole mile. But what is a Greg? Why, it’s what we call the one-off, disposable love interests used as the wedge that politically correct 90s television just loved to jam between Xena and Gabrielle. And who better to join us for this ultimate Gregisode than the original Greg himself: Greg Musselman (@Eurogerg), who, as a martial artist, has actually seen the pinch done in real life! We also have some thoughts on Joxer’s relationship with THE FRIEND ZONE, because why not.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Mar 7, 2018

There are no New Zealand actors on Black Sails (that we know of), but that doesn’t stop us from having Daphne Olive (@daphneolive) as our guest! In this episode, we learn that you don’t have to become a lesbian if you already ARE a lesbian. Bacchus/Dionysus is the myth du jour, and between coding, the social climate of the late 90s, and men controlling the narrative of women’s sexuality, there’s a lot to unpack. There's also some glorious 90s trip hop, as Daphne relives her 20s and Ally relives her days in the Matrix fandom. But mostly, it's just us rolling our eyes at the old dated belief that the gas are out to convert the straights.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Feb 21, 2018

Psst. We heard that Jonathan had an 8 pack... that Jonathan was shredded. Oh, don't you remember Jonathan, the biblical hero of the, um, uh... children of Abraham? No? Well, you probably think giants don't exist either! That they're just taller-than-average dudes in some nice armor. Bet you didn't know about ARISTOTLE'S DEATH RAY either! Ally and Chris are joined once again by Kel McDonald (@kelhound) to psalmsplain this biblical episode and talk about everyone's favorite subject: religion!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Feb 6, 2018

Join us, folks, as Xena Warrior Business crosses over the line into the dark web! From Capoeira ruffians to Ally schooling two grown men on Renaissance Faire style clothing, if you love women chanting in the fields, this is the episode for you! Special guest David Isaac (@DCDariusknight) joins us as Xena gives up being a warrior for the sake of a dead brother, and offers up a brand new way to pronounce the warrior princess's name!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Jan 16, 2018

Vacation's over, pals, and we're back with everything you've been waiting for: MORE CENTAURS!! And yet another barely-adequate child actor who's appeared on The Tribe. Stephen Gaulin (@StephenGaulin) returns to help us as we kick back, relax, brush up on our horse anatomy, and prepare to get stoned. IXION stoned, that is! If you think giving birth to a baby ends once the baby is out, THINK AGAIN.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Dec 27, 2017
Well, the holiday season is upon is, so Chris and Ally have decided to watch and discuss the only Christmas-y episode there is of Hercules the Legendary Journeys. The episode is called 'A Star to Guide Them,' and honestly? It sucks. But Chris explains some more to Ally about the story of Christmas ("Listen... there's a lot of baby roundups going on."), geography is considered, styrofoam props are reused, and honestly... what is the deal with those three guys who GOTTA GO NORTH? It's probably the most passive Hercules has ever been, and the struggle is real. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!! And remember - Kevin Sorbo is still an ignorant antisemite!
 
Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness
 
Dec 6, 2017

Well, we finally made it. It's the end of season 1, where Chris and Ally learn that you're never REALLY friends until you've both died in each other's arms. This episode has some wonderful highs, tempered by some pretty heinous lows. There's also a human woman giving birth to a centaur child, aka GIVING BIRTH TO A HORSE. There's also a post mortem on season 1, where we ask the big question: IS SEASON 1 EVEN WORTH WATCHING? There is also an original song featured at the end of this episode!!! Yes!!! It's true!!!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Nov 14, 2017

This episode swaps Xena's dark past with a merely plaintive one as we get a fairly underwhelming origin story and a fairly underwhelming SECOND brother for Xena to play off of for a single episode. Chris and Ally are joined by Kelsey Buckmaster, who has never caught an arrow mid-flight but HAS shot one in half. She also shares some pretty fascinating and wholly unexpected (seriously, you'll never be able to guess!) information on actor Joseph Kell. But also, is "drumstick" a euphemism for being gay and liking dick? Please, someone tell us. Is this really a thing? Join us as we discuss Season 1 Episode 23 of Xena Warrior Princess: DEATH MASK.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Nov 1, 2017

WELP. It's official. This show is officially good. Three killer episodes IN! A! ROW! Finally, we get a watershed moment for Xena coming to terms with her guilt over her [kiwi accent] dark past [/kiwi accent]. Finally, we get... CALLISTO. Chris and Ally (Yes, you read that right - Chris is back!) are joined by special guest Alastair Stephens (@paperbullets) to discuss ladders and why we need them, opposition and why it is a powerful theme, and farm jail. Oh, and Joxer shows up, too!

STAY TUNED at the end of the episode for a brand new ORIGINAL SONG recapping the episode, written and performed by Allison Stock.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Oct 17, 2017

So I heard you liked Xena podcasts, so we took your Xena podcast and we put a Xena podcast on your Xena podcast. That's right, Allison is joined by Katie, Livy and Vera from XENA WARRIOR PODCAST!!! Two podcasts, both alike in dignity, in fair New Greeceland where we lay our scene. Both Xena Warrior Business and Xena Warrior Podcast started at around the same time, and we felt it was appropriate for our powers to combine for this 

In the immortal words of Stefon: this podcast has got EVERYTHING: laughter! lord seltzer! swapping bodies with a chicken! tobias menzies! all 3 different hair colors on gabrielle! cheekbones! mystery abs! xena's first time dying on screen! a new underdress for xena! did we mention LORD SELTZER!!! It's a CAN'T MISS episode for anyone who's ever wanted to listen to a Xena podcast but weren't sure where to start. But whatever you do, don't forget: XENA DID IT FIRST!

Katie (@katetocci), Vera (@hollywoodgrrl) and Livy (@ponderouslivy) run a Xena podcast of their own (@XenaWarriorPod). Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Sep 27, 2017

In a special Marvel edition of the podcast, Ally is joined by Laura Kammerman (laurizzlek) and Andrea Towers (_atowers), her friends from work! The women of marvel (not sponsored by Women of Marvel) talk about how Xena was challenging gender roles in the nineties, and things get personal when it comes to abandonment, self confidence, and relating to Xena as a strong and powerful woman. You better believe that Xena is more than just a "strong female character" trope on legs. Also, both of this episode's guests have been touched by greatness, as they have met both Hudson Leick (Callisto) and Lucky goddamn Lawless herself. Tune in to hear all the juicy details!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Sep 13, 2017

This is an episode of firsts for Xena. It is the first interpretation of a bible story (oh boy). It is the first time Xena and Gabrielle bathe together. It is the first (and last) time we hear anyone talk about how much kids love nut bread. It is also the first appearance of Karl Urban, this show's most prolific guest actor, in his least memorable role as Farmer With The Heart of Coal. We are joined by Kit Walker (@inferiorwit) the prolific podcast host who unfortunately has a lot of Chris and Ally's JAR BUSINESS to put up with. Nevertheless, Karl Urban is finally here, and so now the show can finally get on with being the Xena Warrior Princess that we all know and love. Oh, and also Gabrielle can talk to rocks. This episode makes it canon. IT IS REAL!!! And then Lymond gets a headache.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Sep 4, 2017
It's our second Gabbysode, where we tackle the world of Xenaphemera that exists outside of the actual show. After former guest Cathy Leamy (@metrokitty) mentioned the concept, Chris and Allison decided to figure out a little more about Uberfic. The concept, inspired by the Xena episode THE XENA SCROLLS, imagines Xena and Gabrielle reincarnated throughout time, space and even species! If you ever wanted to see what Xena and Gabrielle would be like as a businesswoman and a ghost, or as a firefighter and a trailer park resident, or TREES, then Uberfic might be for you! AU fanfiction (Alternate Universe) is also discussed, along with tropes, personal preference, and whether or not Uberfic is actually canon!
 
Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness
 
Aug 29, 2017

It's Home Alone IV: Lost in New Greeceland! Vegetarians beware, because Ally has some beef on this Gabrielle-centric episode of Xena. We learn what "Gabby Style!" entails, and, spoiler alert, it's just hitting dudes in the crotch with sticks. For this episode, Chris and Ally got themselves and actual Irishman, Nathan Stockman (@stockmannate), an authority on red hair, to set the record straight once and for all on Gabrielle's hair color. But most important of all: my kingdom for a coverage tree!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Aug 15, 2017

He wears green, he steals things, he's Robin Hood with a Greek name: AUTOLYCUS IS HERE! Lovingly portrayed by Bruce Campbell, the King of thieves breathes life into this wonderful episode with his first appearance on Xena Warrior Princess. Bonus points go to our special guest, Chad Bowers (@ChadBowers), who had two sleeping children and still managed to yodel at least six times for us. This episode contains a really good villain, a deep dive into how people got in touch before phones were invented, Allison discovering what innuendo is, lots of dumpy hats, and a dude getting lightsaber'd through the chest with a fireball. It's Season 1 Episode 17 of Xena: The Royal Couple of Thieves, and by the way, did Xena invent rock candy?

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Aug 1, 2017

Of all the episodes to turn upsettingly horny, Chris didn’t think this was going to be the one. Oh, well. This episode marks a return of Marcus, Xena's road not taken. Xena sees firsthand the repercussions of a life of wickedness, and that her acts of good might not actually be enough to redeem her. Also, Hades has a dog skin helmet of invisibility. We're joined by Annie Craton (@anniezard) of podcasts The Jem Jam and I Will Fight You.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Jul 19, 2017

Xena has many skills. Xena also has many twins. This episode introduces the first of many dopplegangers to come, with the unexpected added bonus of a side-Greg to Greg things up. Chris and Allison learn about the history of bread and cheese as a meal, along with how to be a convincing Xena (stop crying). There's a fountain phallus, there's some stuff about horses' tails, and there's the softest molotov cocktail you'll ever see. We are joined by Sailor Business all-star guest, Artlee King Vasquez (@theonlyartlee), who is a champion of humor and insight, and who refuses to take shit from both Xena Warrior Princess AND Xena Warrior Business.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

Jul 5, 2017

If ever there was a time to google Ambrosia Salad, now, dear listeners, is that time. Here's a question: if New Zealand is an Island, and that Island has treature on it, and Thirst Trap, Log Lady, and Tummy Palace go on a treasure hunt on New Zealand, is this episode based on Treasure Island?? Cathy Leamy (@metrokitty) joins us, bringing her expertise of Ye Olde 90's-and-early-oughts Internet, as well as a prior knowledge of having VISITED WHOOSH DOT ORG!!! Uber fic, Forever Knight and Due South are discussed, many beaded curtains are parted and walked through, and Allison finally gets sick of a joke! Search your memory tummy for clues!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

 

Jun 29, 2017
Saddle up, listeners! It's time for our very first Gabbysode, where we tackle the world of Xenaphemera that exists outside the actual show. This time, by popular request, Chris and Allison are doing a deep dive into a popular piece of Xena erotic fan-fiction, but also talking about the importance of fanfic to XWP fandom and fandom at large, as well as the impact it's had on their own lives. Tune in for all that, plus a discussion of what might be the worst possible lube we've ever even heard of!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

 

 
Jun 21, 2017

Chrisicus Allisonyus, the expert critic, discusses the nature of television in those wild, syndicated, pre-streaming, pre-binging years. While network shows got regular runs and regular timeslots, syndicated television was like the wild west: unpredictable, and needing a clip show to catch viewers up to what they might have missed. We ask deep questions, like: What could Xena have done to improve the storyline if she'd been allowed to actually participate in this episode? Was Homer rushing, or was he dragging? But more importantly, is Gabrielle actually good at storytelling? The answers may surprise you! We are joined by actual bard Matt D. Wilson (@TheMattDWilson) of War Rocket Ajax and Movie Fighters podcasts. Also, this episode broke Dan Cassino! He just couldn't even.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

 

Jun 6, 2017

This week on Captive Princeness (that's Prince Business, not Princess), Chris Sims, the Prince of Podcasting, is stripped of his title, left for dead, and sent to cohost a Xena podcast with Allison Stock, the small, angry, blonde one. Actually, it's another lackluster season 1 episode of Xena. This episode has everything! Facts about comic book writers writing for 90s TV! The return of sounds courtesy of Tom's Xena Page! And let's face it, the moment you've all been waiting for: THE RETURN OF PERDICAS A.K.A. GREG!!!!!! We are also joined by self proclaimed Season 1 apologist Steve Gaulin (@ehsteve88)!!

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

 

May 24, 2017

Hello, my friends! We've got a very special episode in store for you tonight! Join us as we discuss a rare, never-before seen episode of Xena, Warrior Princess, entitled Chris [Sims] Gets Married.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

May 10, 2017

In their discussion of this very forgettable but actually pretty good episode, Chris mistakes Allison (a library of Alexandria truther) for a flat earther! Anyway... you've grown legendary! Join us to analyze this very roomy dungeon filled with very thirsty bisexuals, where justice is dealt unto those who make rape jokes swiftly and by sword-wielding ninjas. We get to meet some characters from Xena's dark past--actually, no, wait, Xena's rather nice past, actually. Also... what’s up with Gabrielle’s shitty, shitty hat? We're joined by by New Zealand accent aficionado James D’Amato (@OneShotRPG) of Campaign and the One Shot Podcast.

Follow us on twitter: @XenaWarriorBiz This podcast is the spinoff/sister podcast of SAILOR BUSINESS. Art by @barelysushi. The Dan Scrolls by @dancassino. Podcast edited by @allystawk. Support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/sailorbusiness

 

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