Podcast

Still Buffering

Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones), Teylor Smirl and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. "How do you party?" "What do I do with all this hair?" Still Buffering has the answer.

Episodes

  • Still Buffering: How to Back to School Fashion Update

    Aug 23 2019

    Our babiest Smirl is about to embark on her sophomore year of college, and the sisters have realized they haven't talked fashion in over three years. So they're taking a dive into the most popular fashions of this 2019 school year to see where these fashion trends came from and if the teens are going even further back in time with their fashion?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Crafts

    Aug 18 2019

    Oh, the wonderful world of Pinterest and YouTube DIY videos. This week, we're taking a trip into the rabbit hole that is crafting and DIYing as a teen, and why we all loved it so much. Whittling, anyone?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Drink Responsibly (Featuring Neat! The Boozecast)

    Aug 09 2019

    This week, the sisters made a special crossover episode with Neat! The Boozecast while on Island Time straight from a sports themed bedroom with only three microphones and no mic stands, and boy is it something special. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Summer Blockbusters

    Jul 28 2019

    The sisters have island time on the mind as they're all about to go on their annual family beach trip, so they're taking a look back at all of the hit summer blockbusters of years' past, and more specifically it seems, Jaws?? Like, a LOT of Jaws???   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Nickelodeon

    Jul 21 2019

    So, Sydnee gets a monthly box full of Nickelodeon merch from all the old, classic cartoons, and we figured that's something we can talk about, right? This is something, right? At least, that's what we asked ourselves as we sat down to record, and we hope you agree with this decision.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Fourth of July

    Jul 12 2019

    It's America's (belated) birthday! To celebrate, we're talking about all of the pretty dumb things we do with fireworks and fire crackers and just fire in general as teens and beyond, come celebrate a little late with us, won't you?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Roommates (Part 2)

    Jun 27 2019

    Well, now our babiest Smirl has had the experience of living with roommates for a full year, and she's about to do it all again next year, so does she have any new thoughts to share now that she's an experienced roommate? Does she have anything to keep in mind before next year? How long is too long for towel time? Come find out with us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Poetry

    Jun 14 2019

    We all did it as angsty emotional teens, didn't we? Filled notebooks and notes apps with long, dramatic, heartbreak poems? Or was that just Sydnee and Rileigh?     Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Commercials

    Jun 08 2019

    Okay, we have some serious opinions about commercials of the 90s, but who doesn't? They were all kinda the same, we all still remember ALL of them, and most importantly, we can't figure out what happened to them?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Internet

    Jun 01 2019

    We realized in the entire 3+ years of this show that we had NEVER dedicated an entire episode to the entity that is ~the internet~. So we're going deep to examine all those differences between the world pre and post internet, and why did we all take the same typing courses??     Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Enjoy Adulthood

    May 26 2019

    Rileigh's enjoying a beach vacation, so Sydnee and Teylor capitalize on the opportunity to reflect on all the great stuff about being an adult.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Jewelry

    May 17 2019

    Upon a recent trip with Rileigh to the mall, Sydnee made a shocking discovery: teens don't wear tons of jewelry anymore??? What ever happened to the giant earring books and hemp chokers and toe rings?? We must investigate.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Home Videos

    May 08 2019

    We all made them as teens, you know, those homemade movies and videos that are horribly put together and have little to no actual plot but that we LOVED to make? The only difference now is that teens are putting all of them on the internet...which actually is a pretty big difference now that we think about it.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Boredom

    May 01 2019

    It's almost summertime, which means the teens will be home all day every day and looking for something to do. So what are some fun activities for the modern teen who's bored? The older sisters had some methods of their own for killing time, and they're...interesting. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Sleep

    Apr 24 2019

    It's finals season for Rileigh, and it seems like sleep is one key part of life that she isn't doing too great on. Not to mention curfews, party times, and how late we get to sleep in, the sisters all have some sleep habits they probably could do better on, so let's try to get some rest, shall we?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Money

    Apr 19 2019

    It's been a bit of a rough week for all of us, hasn't it? We started it all off with Tax Day, and we should have known then it'd be a little bit of a bad one. So to celebrate(?) the holiday that is tax season, we're talking about money! What do you do with it once you get it as a teen for the first time? What are taxes? Is credit a thing? Is debt good?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Operation Blue Ivy

    Apr 10 2019

    Well, our sisters have returned on no day other than National Sibling Day! To celebrate, we're talking about the hippest of controversies happening with teens today: Operation Blue Ivy...or Blue Varsity? Varsity Ivy???   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to 90s Teen Quiz

    Mar 27 2019

    IT'S STILL THE MAXFUNDRIVE! To wrap-up and continue to celebrate this joyous season, we're continuing a tradition we started last year during the MaxFunDrive. Last year, Rileigh quizzed her sisters on how much teen knowledge they had gained from her throughout the years, and this year the older sisters are doing the same. Does Rileigh know anything about 90s teens? Or anything about the 90s at all? (Also, there may be a secret in this episode somewhere...)   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Future Teens (Featuring Charlie Gail!)

    Mar 19 2019

    IT'S THE MAXFUNDRIVE! To celebrate this most wonderful time of year, we brought on our favorite teen of the future, Charlie Gail McElroy! We wanted to find out what the teens of tomorrow are going to be listening to, watching, and doing, so we went straight to the source. Come join all four of us, and don't forget to become a member of the MaxFun family this MaxFunDrive!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Fictional Female Heroes

    Mar 14 2019

    We're back with part 2 of our Women's History Month extravaganza! This week, we're discussing some of our fictional female role models, and how female representation for teens in media has changed over time. From Buffy to Hermione and even some princesses, we've got it all, so come celebrate some super cool fictional females with us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Female Role Models

    Mar 06 2019

    It's Women's History Month! To celebrate this month of celebration, we're all sharing our most inspiring and influential female role models throughout our teen years and beyond. They made us who we are today, and we want to celebrate them! So come share some of your favorite female icons with us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 4

    Feb 27 2019

    It only took us a year, but we're back with another "Ask a Teen!" We've collected all of your questions like "a squirrel with nuts" as Sydnee would say, and are ready to answer all of them. We go from how to make excuses to get out of plans, to toxic friends, to technology, and we want you there for all of it! Come join us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Save the Environment

    Feb 19 2019

    We've talked a lot before about the growing "woke-ness" of this generation, but we haven't spent much time discussing how it is helping our planet. Back in the day, teens knew to recycle and cut those plastic rings, but what else have teens learned throughout the years? Are we really helping? Are ducks okay???   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Shared Cultural Experiences

    Feb 13 2019

    The older sisters realized that back in the day there would be widespread cultural moments that thousands of teens everywhere shared, whether it was as a TV series finale or a new album release, there were things to share with people you'd never meet. Do those even still exist for the teens of today? Does live tweeting count? Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Keep Sentimental Items

    Feb 05 2019

    As we all continue on our path to a tidy living space, we've realized that as teens we can tend to keep a lot of "sentimental" things that we really probably shouldn't, or maybe even throw out things that we wish we hadn't. So let's talk about what we really really should keep and what could maybe be tossed, like every movie ticket you've ever received *cough Rileigh cough*.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Influence(r)

    Jan 31 2019

    All we can talk about this week is the disaster that was the Fyre Festival, so we wanted to find a way we could talk about it on our podcast, and we did! Influencers played a huge role in the Fyre Fest and they weren't even around a decade or so ago, so what are they and where did they come from? Also how do dogs poop when it's this cold??   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: The StillBuff Awards (Live from PodCon2!)

    Jan 24 2019

    We all made it to Seattle for the podcasting event of the year, PodCon2! To commemorate this momentous occasion, we're hosting the first ever "Young Adult Selection Commendations" or something like that that won't get us in trouble for copyright. We're pitting greats like The Hunger Games against...Bunnicula? And the results are definitely going to surprise you.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Organize

    Jan 17 2019

    We're all three obsessed with Marie Kondo and her tidiness (because like, who isn't?) and we want to talk about it, so we're talking about dorm room organization! What do college kids do with all that extra space now that they don't have to store and display their CDs and DVDs and video games? Let's find out!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Resolutions

    Jan 08 2019

    Happy New New! To celebrate the start of a brand new year, we're talking about our resolutions! You know, those things that everyone talks about but most people forget about by February? Well, we're going over all those hip teen resolutions, as well as what 90s kids should make their resolutions? Is this really a thing? Oh well, let's find out! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Come Home

    Dec 28 2018

    Sadly, the holiday season has come to a close, but thankfully we're still in that weird stretch of days where we're all still acting like it's a holiday break! Since our littlest sister has come home for the first time after being away at school, we're going all in on what it truly means to be a back home baller and come home.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Christmas Music

    Dec 19 2018

    It's the holiday season, which means it's that time of year where everyone remembers that "Baby It's Cold Outside" is kind of a problematic song and we all discuss why, so we wanted to join! We also talk about all of our favorite and not so favorite songs and the dreaded Wham-aggedon.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Christmas Prince 2

    Dec 11 2018

    HE'S BACK! Our Christmas King has returned and we're here to talk aalll about that royal wedding. We still aren't sure how the royal lineage works in Aldovia or what meat jelly is or why Emily isn't queen but here we are, one whole year later, ready to tackle these issues with you.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen Christmas List 2018 (With our Mom!)

    Nov 29 2018

    Our oldest sister is traveling this week, so we've replaced her with our mom! The holiday season has arrived once again, so we're helping you come up with the perfect gift list for your teen in your life! Some of them may be a little out of date, but they're teen gifts all the same! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Bras

    Nov 23 2018

    Well, it's Thanksgiving, but we wanted to give you something to listen to so you can recover from all of those conversations you had to have probably about politics or something with your family. So we're talking about bras! And underwear! And hats for breastfeeding moms! Wait, what?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Youtube with Hank Green!

    Nov 14 2018

    The sisters are joined by a VERY special guest this week, Hank Green! Rileigh has attempted in the past to share her knowledge of Youtube, but this week we've brought in an expert who can teach us ALL about kids who make bank off slime videos and maybe what Team 10 really is? Also, go check out his new book, "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" and get tickets to come see all of us at PodCon in January! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Election Day

    Nov 06 2018

    All we have to say this week is GO VOTE!     Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Trick or Treat

    Nov 01 2018

    The spooky season has come to a close, but before we depart from this most wonderful time of year, we want to talk about trick or treating! Sure, it may be something some people stop doing early on in their teen years, but do we really have to?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Haunted Houses

    Oct 23 2018

    It's that ~spooky~ time of year again, and our sisters want to talk about one of the spookiest experiences of the teen and adult Halloween experience: haunted houses! Some go a little too far for our sisters, but among the three of them there's a wide range of openness to spook, so come listen and get spooky with us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: Best of Buffering 3

    Oct 18 2018

    Well, 2/3 of our sisters are off being famous authors and illustrators on whirlwind book tours, so our littlest sister has put together a third edition of "Best of Buffering!" She's put together some of their best bits throughout the past few months, from Sydnee Smirl the Science Girl to the Claire's extravaganza from PodCon, we've got it all! Come join us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Documentaries

    Oct 11 2018

    Rileigh has been obsessed with Shane Dawson's recent Youtube documentary series, and Sydnee is very confused by that idea, so we're going full documentary nerd! From Sydnee's weird obsession with Burning Man to the rise of Buzzfeed Unsolved and very meta Youtuber documentaries about other Youtubers, we're letting our documentarian flags fly and going all in. Come join us! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Friendships

    Oct 03 2018

    We know we've talked about friends before, but we realized that non-male friendships in the media kinda get a bad rep, and no one really understands why? Like, could Clueless have done without the boys? And are Rizzo and Sandy really the best duo in all of Grease? Come answer these really important questions with us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to American Vandal

    Sep 26 2018

    So, there's this show on Netflix called "American Vandal," and all three of us are kind of obsessed with it recently? And it's about teens? So, we're going to talk about it, because it's funny and as it turns out, insightful about teen life as well! Be warned: minor spoilers involved for both seasons, but the identity of neither teen criminal is revealed.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Shoes

    Sep 18 2018

    Now stick with us here, we know you hear "shoes" is our topic and you're like, come on sisters, that's the best you have for us? But HEAR US OUT, did you know slides are now being sold for thousands of dollars? How about shoes that order pizza, did you know about those? Well come join us, and you'll know about ALL of it.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Roommates

    Sep 13 2018

    The sisters are back! Fresh from a brief hiatus, the Smirl girls are here to discuss roommates. Rileigh has officially lived with her roommates for about a month now, so she's qualified to talk about living with them, right? From creepy dolls to stinky dishes, the sisters have had a wide range of roommate experiences and are here to talk about them ALL.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Long Distance Relationships

    Aug 28 2018

    You have all watched (well, listened to) our littlest Smirl go through some pretty big changes recently, and now she's going through another. Long distance relationships are a part of a lot of people's college experiences, and now Rileigh's too. Come join our oldest sisters in helping her through this transition and give her some goofs too!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to First Day of College

    Aug 21 2018

    Last week she was moving into her dorm, and this week our littlest Smirl has become a full-fledged college student! We're talking all about how different the first day of college is compared to other first days we've discussed in the past, from the difference between professors and teachers, to the secret formula for creating a full sized refrigerator, we've got it all! Come start school with us! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to College Move In

    Aug 16 2018

    The day has finally arrived! The littlest Smirl sister has packed her bags and moved into her first college dorm. From giant cardboard moving bins to mini fridges on mini fridges, the sisters have covered every possible facet of the college move in experience, so come join us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to College Orientation

    Aug 07 2018

    Well, the time has come for our littlest sister's final episode still living at home, this time next week she'll be all on her own in her big girl college dorm! In honor of this momentous occasion, we're talking about the (maybe pointless) college tradition of orientation, complete with campus tours and "safety" talks.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Family Dinners

    Jul 31 2018

    We're sorry we missed our episode last week! All three sisters were on island time, and podcasting can get tricky when you're on an actual island. But, we're back this week and ready to talk about all those awkward family dinners you may have dealt with as a teen. Whether they were at your house, a friend's, or (worse of all) a significant other's, there have always been difficulties with them all and we want to talk about them!  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Dorms

    Jul 17 2018

    Our babiest Smirl is moving into her very first dorm in just about three short weeks, so our oldest sisters are giving her the perfect list of dorm essentials so she starts her freshman year in the best dorm possible! Even if she becomes known as the girl who talks about Tetris in Spanish and eats mac and cheese at 2 in the morning, at least Rileigh will have her noodle pot.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffetting: How to Concerts

    Jul 13 2018

    Welcome to Still Buffetting, the newest Jimmy Buffett fancast where we only discuss the world through the eyes of the chillest dude, Sir Lord Reverend Dr. James Buffett. In celebration of the most wonderful time of year (island time), we're talking all about teen concerts, from Buffett to moshing to cosplay, we've done it ALL.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen Game Shows

    Jul 04 2018

    In celebration of the remake of the hit teen game show "Double Dare," the sisters are talking all of the classic game shows of the 90s, from "Wild and Crazy Kids" to "Nick Arcade" and all the way into the teen-centric reality shows of today, we've covered it all. So come get Super Sloppy with us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Pride (Now with 50% Teens!)

    Jun 26 2018

    Happy Pride Month! To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, the sisters were joined by one of Rileigh's long time friends, Elizabeth, a teen member of the LGBTQ+ community. This week, Elizabeth joins Rileigh in being the teen voice of our show, and along with our middlest sister, the two explore what being "definitely not straight" as a teen of yesterday and today has been like for them.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen Stunts

    Jun 19 2018

    Our littlest Smirl sister went on a teen adventure this past weekend where she made some decisions that probably weren't the smartest, and our other sisters realized they'd done the same things (and some dumber things too.) So we're cliff diving into the dumb things all teens do and why they do them, come jump in with us! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Stream

    Jun 14 2018

    In the first ever extra early morning edition of Still Buffering, the sisters dive into all of the differences that exist in consumable media of today vs. of the 90s. From Blockbuster to Netflix and the radio to Apple Music and Spotify, a lot has changed in the way we share the media we enjoy with each other and in the ways we get that media, so let's talk about them!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Conspiracy Theories

    Jun 05 2018

    Have you ever doubted that the Earth is round? Or believed that Avril Lavigne is not really still OUR Avril? Then chances are, you might be a teen and you might have been exposed to some crazy Internet conspiracy theories, and today we're diving deep into that rabbit hole, so come join us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Graduation

    May 31 2018

    The day is finally here, the day our littlest Smirl sister has officially graduated high school! Before we dive into summer break, we're going over all the high points of the social event of the season: (apparently?) Rileigh's high school's graduation. From the speeches to the awards ceremonies, we've got it all. So come join us in congratulating our babiest of sisters.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to High School

    May 23 2018

    Well, our littlest Smirl sister has completed high school at last. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're taking a look back at all of our high school years and discussing all of our regrets, best moments, and advice to our past selves and all of you cool teens who are still in high school. Come join us on our walk down memory road since we're all officially high school graduates now!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: The Game of Phones (Live from Columbus!)

    May 19 2018

    Live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, the sisters play the hot teen game, The Game of Phones! Although Teylor got it confused with something else and it turned into an emoji-off, it still made for some fun, sisterly rivalry live from the Short North Stage in beautiful Columbus, Ohio!  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Backpacks

    May 08 2018

    Backpacks. An integral part of every teen/school experience. Something that seems as if it's remained constant throughout time, but has it? Despite the general idea remaining the same, a lot has changed about how the teens use their backpacks and what they keep in them, and sadly, they can't return them and get a new one for free every time it breaks now.      Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen in The 80s

    May 01 2018

    So Sydnee found this book, and it's a very bad book, but it makes for very good talking points on our show, so that's what we're sharing with you today. Apparently teen girls in the 80s had a lot of rules, from archetype roles they had to fit into to how they could eat corn, there's a lot there to talk about and we're doing it all.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to "Cool" Teen Apps

    Apr 25 2018

    Teens these days are living their lives inside of their apps, and not the delicious kind that you eat before dinner, but the tech kind that live in their phones! So we're consulting the internets and finding what apps adults think teens are into and what apps other teens think teens are into to see who's actually right.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Prom (Part Two)

    Apr 17 2018

    Our babiest sister is fresh off of Senior Prom weekend and is here to give us the inside scoop! We've covered prom before, but now we have a firsthand account of what prom is actually like on this inside. From dancing to "DJs" and everything else we've covered a cool t33n prom from start to finish.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Graduation Songs

    Apr 11 2018

    Happy week 2 of the MaxFunDrive! To celebrate our youngest Smirl's impending graduation, we decided to come up with a definitive playlist of the best songs to encapsulate the aura of senior year and graduation, from Vitamin C to Taylor Swift these sisters have all of their decades covered, and you're in for a TREAT.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Life Hacks

    Apr 04 2018

    It's the most wonderful time of the year, the MaxFunDrive! To kick off our yearly celebration of our MaximumFun family, we're diving into the most popular "teen life hacks" of the 90s and of today, and if any of them actually do what they're supposed to do and, well, hack your life.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Roadtrips

    Mar 27 2018

    It's Sydnee's birthday, so she can finally run for president! Also, our babiest sister just got back from a fun, big kid road trip, so we're talking about them! From the perfect car snack, to music, to road trip duties based on seating position, we have created the ten commandments of road trips, so come on a trip with us!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Malls

    Mar 20 2018

    We've joked for a long time about our collective feelings towards Claire's, a mall staple for decades, and now (maybe unsurprisingly?) they're closing for good. So let's take a look back on what malls were for teens "back in the day" and what they are now!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Flirt

    Mar 15 2018

    As requested by a listener, Emma, this week, the sisters are talking about flirting! Sydnee is a self-proclaimed "expert" in flirting, Rileigh believes she is somewhere in the middle, and Teylor is very open about how bad she thinks she is at flirting. From the ~look~ to the mixtapes, flirting spans the ages, just like our sisters, so let's talk about it! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to "Everything Sucks!"

    Mar 07 2018

    The new Netflix original, "Everything Sucks!" was basically designed to be discussed on our podcast, so here we are discussing it! On our podcast! From stereotypical 90s fashion to the 90s being /that/ 90s, we've covered it all, so of course, there will be spoilers if you haven't seen the show yet. But, it only takes five hours to watch the whole first season, so we'll see you when you're done binging.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 3

    Mar 01 2018

    We're back with an all new edition of Ask a Teen, where you all can ask America's Favorite Teen, Rileigh Smirl, all of your most dire generation z-centered questions. Also, Cooper is back by popular demand this week with even more of her world famous baby noises!  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Speak Out

    Feb 22 2018

    It's been a rough week here in America, and we want to talk about it because it seems like teenagers are finally on the front page for something other than Tide pods and fidget spinners, and that something is much bigger than teens have been known for in recent history. (Also, this week we're joined by our favorite fourth host, Cooper McElroy!)   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Valentine's Day

    Feb 14 2018

    Sorry for the late upload this week again, but one of our sisters had a baby! To celebrate the arrival of another McElroy who showed up just a day before Valentine's Day, we're talking about the day of ~love~ that so many people seem to, well, not love.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to College Prep

    Feb 10 2018

    We're sorry for another late upload, it is apparently the time of year where everyone is sick with everything all of the time, including our sisters. But, Rileigh has some exciting news to share and we want to talk about it! So come join us this week as we discuss what body parts you could technically remove and sicknesses that result in dislocation of your eyes....Wait, what? Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Sick Days

    Jan 31 2018

    The flu season is in full swing, and unfortunately 2/3 of this podcast have contracted some sort of flu-like bug. Not to fear though! The sisters still have an episode for you this week all about the best and worst parts of sick days off of school and work. Even Sydnee's weird and short-lived obsession with soap operas.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Internet Challenges

    Jan 23 2018

    We kind of talked about Tide pods last week, but this week we went ALL in on Internet challenges. We talked about all of the dumb and dangerous things teens have been doing on the Internet for views and likes and all the things teens used to do before they even got views. Apparently doing something stupid with everything from compressed air to condoms will get you all of those likes! (But don't do them) (also the word "ass" is in this episode once but as a title so we're still friendly for your ...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Procrastinate

    Jan 18 2018

    We're sorry this episode is a day late, but we're all really really bad about procrastinating, so that's what we decided to talk about! This episode covers all of the ways to navigate a last minute assignment from Cliff's Notes to Sparknotes and...Tide pods?    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Best of Buffering 2

    Jan 10 2018

    This week, our eldest Smirl sister is too sick to make goofs, so we put together some of our favorite and best goofs from all of our shows to make up for it! From Teylor waking up with her hand in a bowl of pasta to our 12 Days of Candlenights song we wrote this holiday season, we have it all! And we'll be back with a regular episode next week!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • 12 Days of Still Buffering (Live from Candlenights!)

    Jan 04 2018

    The holiday season may be over, but the spirit of Candlenights lives on all year round! So to save you from those post-holiday blues, here is our live episode from this year's Candlenights Spectacular in our very own hometown of Huntington, West Virginia! We wrote a song, things got a little weird, there were many Buscemis and scrunchies.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Christmas Prince

    Dec 21 2017

    We're less than one week away from Christmas and only a day away from Candlenights, so let's talk about one of the most popular holiday movies of this season, A Christmas Prince. It's magical and terrible and hilarious and confusing and we want you to watch it, we think. Also, major super spoiler warning for A Christmas Prince, just in case.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Gifts (Live from Podcon!)

    Dec 14 2017

    We did a live show! At PodCon! In Seattle! We talked more about Claire's because it's been a while since we've reminded you all of the many joys and horrors of that store, and we had a sisterly secret Santa that may have been messed up by our littlest sister. Oh and we threw out scrunchies, lip smackers, and earrings, so if you were there we hope you enjoy and if you weren't...well...we're sorry.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Caffeine

    Dec 05 2017

    Finals and exams and holiday shopping are all happening at once, so we all need a little bit of an energy boost, so why not down a few Red Bulls and Surges? Caffeine becomes a part of nearly everyone's life during the stressful teen years, so let's talk about it! Also, we created our first hit track for the Still Buffering album, stay tuned.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Safe Dating (Featuring Rychelle Moses)

    Nov 28 2017

    In this week's very special episode we have a very special guest, domestic violence victims' advocate and youth services coordinator for Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Rychelle Moses! This week, join the sisters in learning about the real dangers of dating for teenagers in today's world and ways to spot these dangers and keep yourselves or your teens safe.  Resources mentioned in the episode: loveisrespect.org breakthecycle.org National Hotline: thehotline.org 1.800.799.7233 West Virgini...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Skincare

    Nov 22 2017

    Bad skin is something most of us deal with throughout our teen years, both "back in the day" and today. But, it seems like today teens are a way more into taking care of their skin with fancy products or covering it up with even fancier makeup. So let's talk about teen face trends like masks and face washes and apparently orange bars and apricot scrubs that destroy your face?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen Gadgets

    Nov 14 2017

    The holiday season has arrived, and that means everyone is struggling to figure out what new hip gadgets to get for the teens in their life for the holidays. Not to fear! The Sisters Smirl have you covered, and are here with the hottest teen gadgets of this year and yesteryear, even the ones I'm pretty sure have nothing to do with actual technology.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Sexism

    Nov 08 2017

    Trigger Warning: Mention of suicide, sexual harassment/assault We've all dealt with sexism in some form at some point in our lives, as cool teens, as cool adults, and everywhere in between. So let's talk about how this seemingly unavoidable part of life has changed and maybe not changed throughout the years. (Also we have some pretty important teen updates for you, Snapchat didn't work for about 3 hours, it was a state of emergency in the teen world.)   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nou...more

  • Still Buffering: How to The Craft

    Oct 31 2017

    Happy Halloween! To celebrate, let's discuss one of the spookiest and teen-iest movies of all time, The Craft! From the real deal spells to the #teenlife drama, this 90s movie had it all, so let's get spooky! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Halloween Like a Teen

    Oct 27 2017

    We're back this week with a ghost who replaced Rileigh and now is just a scratchy, spooky voice from the void. (Actually Rileigh is just really sick so we know her voice doesn't sound great and we know our episode is late, but it's hard to do an audio podcast without one of us being able to make audible noises.) So since we have a spooky new teen voice joining us, let's talk about Halloween and all the things that make or break a perfect Halloween celebration as a teen! Also, sexy Babadook is TH...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Urban Legends

    Oct 17 2017

    It's spoopy season! Since it's the most wonderful time of the year, we're talking about all of the scary stories, myths, and games we heard of and played as teens. Also, Sydnee learns about the Dark Web and we create some of the newest and best conspiracy theories to fuel your nightmares, enjoy!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Tattoo

    Oct 10 2017

    It finally happened! After being extremely disappointed a few months ago when she couldn't get a tattoo at the beach, our babiest sister has finally been inked for life! So let's talk about tattoos when our oldest Smirl girls were in high school, and why are they so popular now? Also we think Sydnee Freaky Friday-ed with a grandma this week, but we aren't sure.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Help

    Oct 03 2017

    Trigger Warning: Gun violence is discussed in this episode. The world is a scary place, and we've talked before about how we can cope with that scariness and try to overcome our fears, but now it's time to talk about how we all can help. Even teenagers can help in times like these, and it's important to remember that, no matter how helpless you may feel in the world today. Here are all of the resources mentioned in this episode: Hispanic Federation: https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/ United ...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Dance

    Sep 26 2017

    All the teens are out in their fancy dresses and carrying their bouquets, so that can mean only one thing, it's Homecoming season! One of the most important parts of any school dance is, well, the dancing. So let's talk about all of the different dances teens have loved throughout the years! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Let Go

    Sep 20 2017

    Just like Elsa, there are a lot of things we let go of, like friends, grudges, and even relationships. But does that get harder as we grow older or is it hardest as a teenager? This week, the sisters are answering that question for you and also discovering that Sydnee has never seen one of THE most important movies of all time? Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to DIY Fashion (Live from New York!)

    Sep 14 2017

    Join us as we discuss all of the hot teen do-it-yourself fashion trends of years past and years present, all together live from The King's Theatre in Brooklyn, NY! We shared in memories of puff pain and bedazzlers while learning about t-shirt dresses and tie-dye adjacent shoes, so come listen and it'll be just like you were there with us! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Autumn

    Sep 05 2017

    It's September! Which means it's basically almost practically Autumn, the spookiest and most exciting season of the year! Since it's our littlest sister's last Autumn in high school, let's talk about all that comes with the best season of the year for high schoolers, like football games and homecoming and...dressing like pumpkins? And apparently corduroy and suede and...velvet? Are we back in the 90s? Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: Rileigh's Year in Review

    Aug 31 2017

    It's our babiest sister's 17th birthday! To celebrate, the sisters take a look back at all of the advancements our littlest Smirl sister has made since turning 16, and discuss why birthdays are such a big deal in your teens, but not so much once you're an adult. Oh and we're all on Island Time, so we apologize for any issues with sound quality, we had to make a beach clubhouse to record this episode. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Gym Class

    Aug 22 2017

    Our youngest sister has managed to escape one of school's worst parts, gym class, and her gym class brought about some pretty interesting stories. So let's discuss all the best and worst parts of this terrible part of school, like parachute day, dodgeball, and...crabsketball?  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen Vogue

    Aug 15 2017

    Out of all the crazy teen media that exists today, Teen Vogue has been getting a lot of attention, and we want to talk about why! Some moms have been hating on (and even burning) the magazine recently, so let's figure out why everyone on FaceBook is trying to get rid of this classic teen magazine. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 2

    Aug 08 2017

    In a second special question and answer edition, the sisters have answered all of the most heartfelt and ridiculous questions from all of you! From keeping in touch with far away sisters to describing a meme for 5 minutes (yes, this is an actual thing that happened and we apologize and regret it very much) the sisters have covered it all! (We're sorry again about the meme thing, to be fair it's mostly Rileigh's fault.) Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to College

    Aug 01 2017

    Senior year means a lot of decisions, and we've talked about some of the big ones. But we haven't ever discussed the next step: college. From how you decide what you want to do and where you want to go to how you actually get into college, we've covered all the stressful and scary steps. Oh and we helped Doctor Who gain another fan.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Career Choice

    Jul 25 2017

    Since our littlest sister is about to enter her senior year of high school, she's had to think a lot about her possible career choices, and as always her sisters are here to help her figure some stuff out. But no one will ever be able to solve their problems with both Grease and Grease 2, it's the never-ending debate of their relationship.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: Best of Buffering 1

    Jul 19 2017

    It's been a hectic week for one of our sisters, so it's time for Still Buffering's first ever super special Best Of Buffering episode! We've put together some of our favorite and your favorite bits and goofs from all of our past episodes, from the sacrificial room of requirement at Claire's to Lin-Manuel Miranda teaching us what "Butts Up" really is, we've got them all! We hope you enjoy this special goof-filled episode, and we'll be back to normal next week!    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Self Care

    Jul 11 2017

    Everyone knows it's important to take care of yourself as an adult when life can get hectic and stressful, but little did you know teens get stressed too! Let's explore all the ways teenagers have maybe even figured out how to take really good care of themselves in ways more than just face masks and bubble baths. And possibly discover the greatest show to ever exist. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: Teen Tech Update 1: Snapmaps

    Jul 04 2017

    In a special edition of Still Buffering, the sisters cover a topic that can't be compared to the generations of Sydnee and Teylor, but rather is so new that we all just want to be updated on the new technology with the teens. So, let's discuss the somewhat terrifying thing that is a Snapmap and maybe finally figure out that dichotomous key of social media classification.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen Heartthrobs

    Jun 27 2017

    We all had those dreamy teens that we dreamt would some day fall in love with us against all odds and whose posters we had plastered all over our bedroom walls, so let's talk about them! From young Rob Lowe to Rider Strong all the way to your newest podcast teen heartthrob, Rileigh Smirl, the sisters have covered them all. Even...Balto?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Summer Camp

    Jun 20 2017

    From teen summer camp romances to the music classes taught by famous superstar brothers, most people have wondered where the summer camps in movies and tv shows actually exist, and so have the Smirl sisters! To celebrate summer and one of its staples in American media and culture, the sisters have covered it all, even Teylor's adventures at Camp Lincoln and "marine biology camp."   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Amusement Parks

    Jun 13 2017

    In another episode to celebrate the start of summer, the sisters are talking about one of everyone's favorite types of places to go in the summertime, amusement parks! Or are they theme parks? Or are all theme parks amusement parks but not all amusement parks are theme parks? Whatever the case, let's talk about painful rainy rollercoasters and Mickey Mouse wake up calls!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Senior Year

    Jun 06 2017

    It's only been summer for about two weeks, but all any of the sisters can think about is the fact that our babies sister is now a senior! To comprehend this crazy thing, the sisters go over everything from the oddity that is a senior photoshoot to senior wills and even...Voltron? And zombie/robot invasion high school reunions?  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Reboot

    May 30 2017

    Since this first and most interesting season of the new hit teen show Riverdale has come to an end, it's time to discuss how much our favorite characters of the Archie universe have actually changed, and why they've changed, since the much more wholesome days of Betty and Veronica competing in music video contests and Jughead eating like a lot of food. And while we're at it, why not take a look at how many more of those 90's teen shows have been rebooted for the teens of today, since apparently ...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Tanning

    May 23 2017

    Summer is finally here! Our babiest Smirl girl is on summer vacation at last, and you know what that means: soakin' up rays and catchin' those waves! But before we soak up too many of those rays, maybe we should talk about tanning and how safe/necessary/popular it has become through the years. Or you could follow Teylor's foolproof way to avoid a burn/skin damage: STAY INSIDE! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Periods

    May 16 2017

    Let's ride that crimson wave over into grown up town and talk about that dreaded monthly visit from Aunt Flow. Or maybe talk about how much we all hate euphemisms for periods. Join the sisters as they discuss that time of the month and...poop ghosts? Also, one of them achieved James Bond level period story so, enjoy.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to School Food

    May 09 2017

    The sisters are back from their short trip to Columbus and are ready to talk about something we've all wondered about at some point. Why is there always pizza everywhere? We finally cracked the mystery of the pizza line's eternal tyranny...and we discussed how pretty much everyone in our family has been really bad at food at some point. So come join us as we figure out the extent of the Chicken Nugget Thursday and the state that is one big pizza line.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nou...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Teen Google (Live from Columbus!)

    May 02 2017

    We're back on the stage where we belong and this time we're bringing you a whole episode about Google teen knowledge straight from Columbus, Ohio! From shoes and cool points to Oreo popularity we've got it all right here in this live show extravaganza, and we hope you enjoy as much as we did!    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Prom

    Apr 25 2017

    Happy Prom season! While the teens in giant sparkly dresses and fancy suits roam the streets in search of the turnt-est after parties and best picture taking spots, the older sisters reflect on their past prom experiences while Rileigh shines some light on how big of a deal prom has become. So come join us in the podcast universe we've created and learn all bout twerk sit-ins and Mortal Kombat dance moves.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to 13 Reasons Why

    Apr 18 2017

    With one of Netflix's most popular shows ever being all anyone can talk about recently, we wanted to join in on the conversation too. While the topic is a bit more serious this week and we don't make quite as many goofs, this is just as important to teens' lives as any of the other things we talk about, so we hope you'll enjoy a little bit more serious episode and we promise we'll be back with the goofs next week. And we love you.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to AlternaTeens

    Apr 11 2017

    We all know (or may have been one of) those teens that listen to the edgiest music and wear the edgiest clothes, so let's talk about them! From black and white checkered belts to "old" shoes and even the sisters' new band, The Altourniquets, we went FULL AlternaTeens and we want you there for it.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Spring Break

    Apr 04 2017

    April is upon us! Spring has sprung! To celebrate the fact that school is so close to being done and it's so close to summer we can almost smell the sunscreen, we're talking about spring break! From the wild teen beach parties on TV to the reality of Netflix binging and pajamas, the sisters have covered it all and may or may not have gotten off on a pretty long tangent about the best dating show ever made, but it's necessary to discuss.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen

    Mar 28 2017

    In honor of week 2 of MaxFunDrive and of us reaching our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading members AND because we also hit 15k so all the sisters are getting tattoos, the trio decided to answer all of your teen questions! From dabs to princess battles we answered them all, so come join us and finally learn why Snapchat streaks are such a big deal.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Princess

    Mar 22 2017

    Happy MaxFunDrive!! To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year amongst our community of podcasts, the sisters dive into the magical world of Disney princesses! From the somewhat problematic tales of the early 20th century all the way up to the new and modern stories we see today, the trio has covered it all. And two thirds of the sisters promised in this episode to get tattoos based on the number of MaxFunDrive donors so...go donate if you can!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouv...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Pets

    Mar 14 2017

    Sydnee and Rileigh are back from their week on island time and that means it's time to talk about pets! The Smirl Girls have gone through a LOT of pets and have plenty of stories to tell, so come join us! We'll even tell you about Sister Barbara Fish and the real story of what happened to Charlie (the wiener dog.) Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to News

    Feb 28 2017

    What better time to discuss the news than now? This week, the sisters tackle the huge differences between how teens got their news in the 90's and how they get it now. From real deal newspapers and magazines to Twitter hashtags and online magazines, the trio has covered it all while keeping in mind the truth is...out there.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Tell the Future

    Feb 21 2017

    In celebration of our favorite Mother Collective's birthday, the sisters have decided to tackle a topic both themselves and their mom are very interested in, telling the future (ooooh.) From zodiac signs to cootie catchers, the sisters cover it all, including a very lengthy discussion about Barbie MASH and owning a pet chameleon. So Happy Birthday to Mother Collective, and happy fortune telling and spell casting to all of you!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Dating (Part 2)

    Feb 14 2017

    Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate this (kinda sucky) day, the sisters continue their conversation on dating that they started many months ago. Last time, they covered how teens start dating and "talking to" someone, and now they're here to tell you how to go on the most successful teen dates throughout the years, from ample parking space dates to "Netflix and chilling." We hope you have a decent Valentine's Day and don't eat any of those chalky conversation hearts (even though Teylor loves the...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Internet Videos

    Feb 07 2017

    Since the older sisters and many more teens of yesterday have been dying to know, this week, Rileigh finally explains YouTube and all of its secrets. From why teen girls want to know what other teen girls just bought at the store to how to make that sweet sweet YouTube money, Rileigh covers it all while the oldest Smirl girls reminisce on the first viral internet videos. Oh and there's a cat in this episode too.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Fan

    Jan 31 2017

    Even though the beginning of this week's episode sounds like we've started a new Riverdale fan/hatecast, I promise we haven't, we just get really passionate about Archie and teen dramas. Since we needed to discuss the legitimacy of this new show, we thought it would be fitting to discuss the idea of fan-ing out over celebrities, and find out that all three of us have done some somewhat creepy-ish things over the years... Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Birth Control

    Jan 24 2017

    In this week's very timely episode, the sisters discuss a somewhat more sensitive topic (and one that makes Rileigh very uncomfortable at times), birth control. Since birth control is a phrase most all teenagers have had to hear or even experience at some point in their lives, the sisters thought this discussion would shed some light on the stigma and social acceptability of birth control throughout the years. Also, there's a lot of butt talk this episode so...there's that.    Music: "Baby You C...more

  • A Quick Apology

    Jan 18 2017

    Hey everybody. We just wanted to take a second to apologize for the less than great audio quality of this week's episode. We're sorry if it made it hard to listen, and we'll be back with a much clearer episode next week. Thank you for understanding.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Snow Days

    Jan 17 2017

    As the cold, dreary winter season continues to make life a little bit worse for everybody, the sisters reflect on one of the only enjoyable factors of winter during school, snow days. From the trio's combined hatred of winter sports, to the pure joy they all felt when waking up to find school had been cancelled, to learning some surprising slang terms for snow, the sisters have covered all the bases this week and hope you can relate to at least one of those feelings. (Also, it's been one year si...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Jobs

    Jan 10 2017

    We aren't really sure what happened this week, we planned on talking about jobs and somehow the majority of this episode is about troll butts, Batman pizza, and Sydnee's new boat life. So...we tried to stay on topic and we hope you gain at least a bit of insight about teen jobs (but that might be hard to do.) Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to New Year

    Jan 03 2017

    Happy New Year from the Smirl sisters to you! It's finally 2017, and we're all happy that 2016 is over. But, is New Year's even really a holiday when you're a teen, and how do teens actually celebrate it when they can't party and none of them have the "sacrificial parent?" I guess they could have musical theatre nerd parties like Sydnee did (but they sound kinda lame.) Find out the answers to all of these and more on this week's episode, and join us in ringing in the New Year!   Music: "Baby You...more

  • Still Buffering: How to Shopping

    Dec 28 2016

    As the holiday season comes to a close, it's time to think about what the most important thing is to do after you receive all of those lovely, thoughtful holiday presents...return them all. This week the sisters try to determine a set of rules for returning and re-gifting presents from the holidays and realize that Claire's is a never-ending, sacrificial pit of food-shaped earrings and fake glasses.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Holidays

    Dec 20 2016

    It's the most wonderful time of the year yet again, and we want to celebrate with you! Come join us as we decide what the best holiday movies, music, and traditions are and make some classic holiday season goofs. (And Sydnee does this whole bit with a pen but you don't have to laugh no one is really sure why she did it) Merry Mid-Darkmas to you and yours! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Standardized Testing

    Dec 13 2016

    As the testing season begins for most high schoolers (including Rileigh), the sisters remember some of their favorite memories of school tests and college-entry tests and try to give their youngest and most stressed out sister some advice. Which seems to include a lot of talk about...power donuts?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Video Games with Justin McElroy!

    Dec 06 2016

    This week, the sisters are joined by a very special guest who knows more about video games than anyone they know, America's favorite oldest brother, Justin McElroy! Join us as we take a journey through the ever-changing world of video games and learn that Justin's teen experience would be described as...there? Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How (Not) to Bully

    Nov 29 2016

    In another special late-night edition of the show, the sisters tackle a more serious topic: bullying. All three have many stories to share, many of them about bullies that were surprisingly thorough and dedicated to their bits. But don't worry, the sisters have moved on from those terrible middle school days and are ready to goof about them and hopefully help some of you who may be dealing with some bullies right now.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Turkey

    Nov 22 2016

    It's Turkey Season! So join the sisters in discussing some of the best holiday traditions and figuring out who all of the people in their family are. Are they the only ones with randos at their Thanksgiving? Or maybe are they the only family too awkward to say anything? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this special Turkey episode! (Gobble gobble)

  • Still Buffering: How to Homework

    Nov 15 2016

    Rileigh has a ton of homework to do, so to help her, her sisters decided to talk about homework for an hour with her, which doesn't really help with the fact she has a lot of work to do, but it was fun! So join the sisters in recounting some of their favorite...and not so favorite school assignments and projects all while hearing about the countless times they incorporated food into their assignments.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Hair Removal

    Nov 09 2016

    This week, the sisters set out to answer a question that's been a staple of the show's description since the beginning, what do I do with all this hair everywhere? Teylo becomes the resident history buff and Rileigh shares a pretty in depth description of her leg post-cast. It sure is a weird one this week, but it's what we all need right about now.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Vote

    Nov 01 2016

    It may be November now, but it's still spooky in the States for at least another week since it's the spookiest season of them all...Election Season! In celebration of the upcoming election, the sisters wanted to give everyone a bit of help just so you know exactly how to vote (since it's super important!) And Rileigh explains why Thanksgiving is just Pre-Christmas too, so Merry Christmas/Election Season everyone! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Halloween Costumes

    Oct 26 2016

    As the spooky season comes to a close, the sisters take a minute to reflect on their past Halloween costumes and some of the most popular ones from their times and share what they're going to be for this Halloween. But, there's also a very extensive conversation about the existence of a sexy poop emoji costume.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Monsters

    Oct 18 2016

    As a continuation of the sisters' month long celebration of the spookiest month of the year, this week, they discussed all of their favorite monsters! From vampire vs werewolf stereotypes and who the best witch is, they discussed it all. They even decided which kind of monster they think they would be if they were one, and the answers aren't really all that surprising, if you know these sisters.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Scary Movies

    Oct 11 2016

    It's officially spooky season! Or as Rileigh would call it, "spoopy" season. To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, the sisters discuss some of their most favorite scary movies and tv series, where we learn Sydnee has been the victim of some pretty spooky baby monitor pranks.

  • Still Buffering: How to Late Nights

    Oct 04 2016

    This week, Sydnee and Teylor realize that Rileigh is like an old person when it comes to sleep, which is to say, she loves it and needs to go to bed early and sleep late every day. In order to break her of these habits, the older sisters recount their favorite late night activities, which apparently include minor misdemeanors? 

  • Still Buffering: How to School Spirit

    Sep 27 2016

    It's spirit week and you know what that means! It's time for Pajama Day, Character Day, and...a day to dress as a giant pink hard candy? As the older sisters take a journey back through their experiences with spirit week and pep rallies, they try to advice Rileigh on how she should dress for her spirit week, but it doesn't seem like she's going to be taking their advice.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Hobbies

    Sep 20 2016

    Join the sisters in celebrating this week, as the babiest Smirl Girl has finally gotten her driver's license! To commemorate this momentous occasion, the sisters talk about some of their favorite things from their teen years to do for fun! Because what's not celebratory about sweaty hemp chokers and Tamagotchi poop?

  • Still Buffering: How to Driving

    Sep 12 2016

    Sadly, the littlest of the sisters has had a rough weekend, after failing her driver's test and missing out on a party with her friends. But not to fear! Her sisters are here to share their driving mishaps and misfortunes, including the answer behind why Syd's car always smelled like meat and what song Tey hated so much it caused a wreck. 

  • Still Buffering: How to Slang

    Sep 06 2016

    In this week's much anticipated episode, the sisters finally figure out what all of the new hot teen slang words of today mean! And in doing so, they create their own Smirl Girl Dictionary which includes a few questionable words. Huzzah! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Sweet Sixteen

    Aug 30 2016

    It's the littlest Smirl sister's 16th birthday! In order to celebrate, the older sisters recount their own sixteenth birthday parties which seem to include an odd amount of psychological terror. So light those candles and get to partying with all three of the coolest sisters around!

  • Still Buffering: How to Board Games

    Aug 23 2016

    The sisters are (sadly) home from vacation this week, but good news! They played some old school board games and they're so ready to talk all about them. And, for the first time in Still Buffering history, there's a video companion to this episode of the sisters playing these games on Rileigh's YouTube channel! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Cartoons

    Aug 16 2016

    Join the sisters this week as they take you on a journey through some of their favorite cartoons of the past and the present. And they all got new nicknames, now with alliteration! (Except for Rileigh's but it's still pretty good.) Subscribe on iTunes or RSS!   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas    

  • Still Buffering: How to Back to School

    Aug 09 2016

    As summer vacation sadly comes to an end for the youngest Smirl Sister, all three recount their favorite parts about going back to school, and maybe their not so favorite parts too. And Sydnee also shares her lifelong first day of school fantasy that includes background music and sunglasses...yeah this episode gets a little weird.

  • Still Buffering: How to Body Image

    Aug 02 2016

    This week, the sisters got a tad more serious than they are in their usual episodes, but with all three of them having personal experiences and troubles with this topic, it was something they felt needed to be discussed. But don't worry, there are still goofs as they try to crack FaceBook algorithms and why they always show Teylor cupcakes. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Slumber Party

    Jul 26 2016

    Let's have a slumber party! (Rileigh insists that no one calls it that anymore and will only refer to them as sleep-overs, but guess who's in charge of the text this week?) Sleeping bags are so out, prank calls are more complicated, but we can always agree that parents who buy donuts in the morning rule. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How To Rom-Com

    Jul 19 2016

    Join the trio of sisters in their discussion of the most popular and their most favorite teen romantic comedies. And if you were wondering what in the world was happening between Kanye and Taylor Swift, don't worry, they have you covered on that too.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Break-Ups

    Jul 12 2016

    The sisters really tap into their teen angst this week while they recount break-ups, then and now. Also, what are the best break-up songs and is it ok to break-up in a text using only emojis?   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Food

    Jul 05 2016

    This week, the sisters discuss all of their favorite foods from their pre-teen and teen years, and collectively realize how gross most of them really were. Also, from the same sisters that gave you Teddy Chair, comes their newest hit product, and you get to hear them create it! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Theatre with Lin-Manuel Miranda!

    Jun 28 2016

    The sisters are joined this week by very special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda to reminisce about the agony and the ecstasy that is the world of high school theatre. Also, just a head's up, the A word is said in this episode. But only like twice.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Room

    Jun 21 2016

    Ever wondered how a cool teen would decorate their room nowadays? No worries, the sisters have you covered! Join the trio on their journey through their past rooms filled with black lights, inflatable furniture, and fake plants.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Cope

    Jun 14 2016

    The world is scary for adults. How must it feel to teens? Rileigh offers us some insight this week. We'll be funny again next week, I promise. Let's just hug and love each other right now. Warning: This episode contains discussions of violence which may be triggering.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • How to Dares

    Jun 08 2016

    Join the sisters for their first-ever live show from the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Not only are classic dares and the latest YouTube dares discussed, you'll actually get to hear the girls attempt some of them. Chubby Bunny! Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Sports

    May 31 2016

    The trio of sisters is joined this week by their dad, Low Country Tom, to discuss something their dad has helped all of them with throughout the years, sports!  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to End of Year

    May 24 2016

    As Rileigh's sophomore year of high school comes to a close, all three of the sisters reflect on their past last days of school. And Teylor and Sydnee share their sisterly stories of sacrifice and all of the times they all three missed school and were late.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Question Time

    May 17 2016

    This week, Rileigh helps to answer all of your most pressing questions about teen life of today. Then the sisters go and talk about carrier pigeons and what "wall ball" really is for a large portion of this episode, but they still answer your questions!

  • Still Buffering: How to Fashion

    May 10 2016

    This week, the sisters take a journey through their past closets and end up just doing a lot of making fun of each others' fashion senses. And then of course Rileigh makes a Friends reference every chance she gets.

  • How to Family Vacation

    May 03 2016

    This week, the Smirl sisters are joined by another guest star direct from Taiwan: Their cousin Kyle (or West Virginia Caveman) to talk about family vacations.  Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Make Friends

    Apr 28 2016

    This week, the trio of Smirl Girls take on a slightly more serious topic that has troubled all three through their teen years, making friends. And then they lighten the mood by talking about their new Friends (the TV show) FanCast and the Great Huntington Poop Strike of 2016. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How To Books

    Apr 19 2016

    The third Smirl sister, Teylor, is back again this week to discuss one of the trio's favorite hobbies, reading. Join the sisters as they discuss their favorite books, past required reading for school, and somehow end up connecting the world of Grease to that of Harry Potter.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Nerd

    Apr 12 2016

    The trilogy of Smirl Sisters is finally completed this week with the addition of Teylor! As the coolest nerd we know, Tey has some advice for Rilo on how to find her tribe and Syd tries to convince her to embrace her inner tardigrade. Oh, and there is a lot of Sailor Moon talk. I mean, a lot.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Makeup

    Apr 05 2016

    This week Sydnee subjects Rileigh to a 90's makeover and Rileigh explains what a glitter beard is. Also, Rileigh tells the best story about twerking and civil disobedience that anyone has ever told. To be fair, it is probably the only story about twerking and civil disobedience that anyone has ever told.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How (Not) to Party

    Mar 29 2016

    This week we update you on Rileigh's party status and a brush with law enforcement. We also welcome our coolest uncle, Scampi Mike to help tell Rileigh where she went wrong. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Music

    Mar 22 2016

    Rileigh and Sydnee swapped playlists and are ready to take you on a tour of teen music, from the arduous years of cassette rewinding to the dangerous game (that we certainly never played) of illegally downloading music. Also, Rileigh had never heard of a VJ.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Movie

    Mar 15 2016

    Sydnee and Rileigh watched Mallrats together so Sydnee can reminisce about the glory days of the mall.  Also, these kids just don't watch movies anymore.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Dating (Part 1)

    Mar 08 2016

    This week, Rileigh and Sydnee navigate the difficult concept of "talking to" someone. Then, Sydnee makes Rileigh really uncomfortable when she tries to recreate her "Are you my boyfriend?" speech.    Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering: How to Dress (Code)

    Mar 01 2016

    This week, the sisters dissect the history of the dress code because, well, honestly, Rileigh just really wants to be allowed to wear yoga pants to school.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Health Class (Sex Ed)

    Feb 23 2016

    This week, Sydnee forces Rileigh to talk about sex ed and she is not comfortable with it.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Memory

    Feb 16 2016

    Rileigh and Sydnee try to figure out the best way to record your teenage memories, assuming you want to, and then Rileigh confuses Sydnee with the rules of Instagram and Snapchat   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Valentine

    Feb 09 2016

    Rileigh and Sydnee find common ground on this week's episode as they reminisce about the days when everybody had to give you a Valentine and debate the best candy. They even share a more serious sister-to-sister conversation about how far teens have come in accepting one another. Then Rileigh has to go and make fun of Sydnee's sweaters again.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • How to Communication

    Feb 02 2016

    From land lines and pagers to subtweeting and group texting, Rileigh and Sydnee attempt to find common ground in the many ways teenagers have found to talk to each other without ever having to venture from their bedrooms.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas  

  • Still Buffering: How to Party

    Jan 26 2016

    Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. To celebrate their first episode, the sisters throw themselves a cross-generational high school party, complete with both giant CD cases and turnt teens.   Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

  • Still Buffering Trailer

    Jan 20 2016

    Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. "How do you party?" "What do I do with all this hair?" Still Buffering has the answer. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas