Glee on the Rocks

an unofficial retrospective about Glee, the fandom, and its effects on all our lives

every episode we break down the highs and lows of the writing, the music, and the cultural impact of a network TV show that only ran 6 seasons and ended 6 years ago

Recent Episodes

Let Me Glee You

Dec. 1, 2022

This is 4x12 - "Naked." With the Warblers out of Regionals, Tina proposes The New Directions put together a "Men of McKinley" calendar to raise the money to get to the competition. Good Guy Blaine Anderson helps Sam with his…

Glee is But a Song

Nov. 15, 2022

Hello Friends! We've got a supersized, wide-ranging episode for you featuring a super fun guest: Jon, host of the incredible Life's But a Song podcast. This is 4x11, "Sadie Hawkins." At a student council meeting, Tina works …

A Merry Little Gleemas

Oct. 13, 2022

No tricks, just treats! Holy shit we're alive. Has it been an embarrassingly long time between episodes? Yep. Are we sorry about that? Sure are. But we're here and we've got a Christmas episode for you. This is 4x10 - "Glee,…

Being Glee Isn't Good Enough

Aug. 10, 2022

This is 4x09, "Swan Song." The New Directions are on shaky ground after the stunning events at Sectionals. Finn attempts to keep the Glee Club together by getting them ready for an upcoming holiday concert. In New York, Rach…

Can You Blow Our Whistle, Baby?

June 3, 2022

This is 4x08, "Thanksgiving." Some of the Glee Club Alumni come home for the holidays and end up paired with the New Directions newbies to give them pre-Sectionals guidance. Meanwhile, Kurt and Rachel opt to stay in New York…

Hey! We Liked This One!

May 3, 2022

This is 4x07, "Dynamic Duets." The Dalton Academy Warblers are back with a brand new leader and that leader is not even remotely bi-curious. They've also stolen the New Directions' Nationals trophy in attempt to lure Blaine…

About the Hosts

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Emily

Host

Emily is a theatre and film creative development exec whose current job has nothing to do with that whatsoever. She is currently hiding from the state of the world by gardening, baking, and buying her cat toys he doesn't play with, while simultaneously being utterly consumed by the news. She would like to write and produce a fiction podcast, or maybe a book, but who doesn't want to do that these days? Also Snape is a complicated anti-hero who ** this rant has been edited for length and content **

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Mandy

Host

Mandy is a full time introvert that works in newspaper publication and doesn't know what real clothes are. Her life is dictated by the every want and desire of her two cats, Ninja and Pirate, and a deep-rooted need for media based escapism to stop the world from closing in on her. Also, she likes to write.

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Bee

Host

Bee is a college learning professional who dropped out of a PhD program to do ANYTHING ELSE but fail at boring, insignificant biomedical research. Luckily that failure came with a masters degree and a revelation that there are other ways to work at a university and translate science for students. When not consumed with work, Bee spends time with her partner Lyd and their three cats: Maya Ruth, Ellen Frida, and Louisa Mae. Yes, their apartment is the lesbian feminist dream you're picturing. Pre-Corona, she spent a lot of time drinking with friends, meeting monthly for Bunco night and Sundays at a patio bar to cheer on the New Orleans Saints. Post-Corona, her only hobby is marathoning every season of Great British Bake Off on a continuous loop. One day she'll finish all the incomplete fics she left behind.

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Adriana

Audio Editor

Adriana is a Blaine stan first, human second. Joined the fandom, consumed all the fic, screamed at Ryan Murphy and purposefully did not watch season six. When she’s not yelling over fictional characters, Adriana is cooing over her cat, eating pizza and talking over whatever show she’s watching with her partner, Reggie. Sound editing and design has been a passion of hers for a few years now, and she enthusiastically loves lending a hand to the show. Other interests include yelling about Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Agents of Shield and some musical, honestly.

The Pod Cats

Managers

This podcast is unofficially run by a collection of cats:

Westley
Pirate
Ninja
Maya Ruth
Ellen Frida
Louisa Mae
Easton
Monty