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On this week’s episode of Cheer and Loathing, we discuss childhood trauma and the perils of trying too hard with “Ma” and “May”.


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This podcast has a lot of pretty parts, but no pretty wholes. 

You haven’t seen Trauma?! This week, we discuss what happens when childhood trauma takes two women from socially awkward to sociopathic. First up is a B-movie Blumhouse production inexplicably featuring an Oscar-winning actress, followed by a smart, cult indie darling featuring a Fangoria Chainsaw-winning actress. It doesn’t make any sense, but we’re here for it! Join us in our basement as we party down with Ma and May (or, as Casey calls it, MayMa), and see if we can get drunk enough to ignore all the warning signs.

Watch the trailer for Ma.

Watch the trailer for May.


In the U.S. where Stephanie is, Ma isn’t streaming anywhere for free, but you can rent or buy it on most VOD platforms. The same goes for Canada where Casey resides. May is free with ads on Tubi, Redbox, and Pluto TV in the US. In Canada, you’ll have to rent it for a small fee.

May Queen Month concludes on May 30th as we try to bewitch you with a chat about The Witch and The Love Witch



Cheer and Loathing

She’s a lover, he’s a fighter. Together, they’re CHEER AND LOATHING.

Tune in to hear your hosts, Stephanie (Cheer) and Casey (Loathing), clash over the films they love — and the ones they love to hate. With a new theme each month and related topics each week, they’ll make a case for the good and the bad; it may even get a bit ugly!

Stephanie (Cheer) is the Editor-in-Chief for Morbidly Beautiful, and Casey (Loathing) is the Program Director and host of the Ominous Origins Podcast.

New episodes of the CHEER AND LOATHING podcast typically drop the first three Sundays of every month, with possible bonus content every fourth Sunday based on listener feedback — or our desire to keep talking about movies! 

Cheer and Loathing is hosted by Stephanie Malone and Casey Chaplin. You can find Stephanie on Instagram at @srgreenhaw or on Twitter at @smalonedesign. Casey, unsurprisingly, hates social media. But you can still follow him on Instagram @ominousoriginspod and Twitter at @horrorshotsprod. Check out our show page on Anchor to catch up on any episodes you may have missed. Our illustrated, Halloween-inspired Cheer and Loathing avatars were hand-drawn by the incredibly talented Kitty Morgan (@kittymorgann on Instagram).

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