March 29, 2023—Acclaimed podcast hosts Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo debut the pilot episode of their new series The eX-Files, an “X-Files” rewatch podcast today. New episodes (with special guests to be announced) to follow every Wednesday—including “Deep Throat” (April 2), “Squeeze” (April 12) and “Conduit” (April 26). The podcast is available via all major podcast platforms, listen/share here.
Additionally, Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Young’s podcast collective Buffering: A Rewatch Adventure— part of the ongoing collection of rewatch podcasts under the duo’s creative direction—has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which will help expand the property in the podcasting space as well as create opportunities in live events and other areas.
On The eX-Files, Youngs—who grew up on a steady diet of Mulder and Scully—and Russo—who’s never seen it—dig into every episode of the seminal 90s sci-fi, “The X-Files,” spoiler free, one at a time. The podcast’s namesake—The eX-Files spelled with an “e”—is a credit to the duo’s relationship: in addition to being longtime business partners, Youngs and Russo are also ex-wives. The new series finds Youngs and Russo at their very best, as they engage in critical discussions on aliens, actors and ’90s nostalgia through a queer and feminist lens. Their “Episode 0” live stream launch party—where fans can find out all the podcasters have planned for their newest rewatch adventure—is available via VOD until April 2, listen here.
Youngs and Russo’s first project—what started as a podcast venture between a married couple to explore every episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”—turned into a pop culture phenomenon that sold out live shows across the country. Their infectious chemistry, coupled with their joyful and empathetic exploration of story, earned Buffering the Vampire Slayer a spot on the top of rewatch podcast lists from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, TIME and more.