The Ultimate Anomaly: A Carrie Fisher Tribute

Episode Description:
Jen and Angela return with a tribute to Carrie Fisher—a woman who was the ultimate Anomaly—someone the two hosts admire for her art, her spunk, her honesty, and charity. They waited a month to discuss her passing on the show, because, quite frankly, the two couldn’t talk about her death without getting choked up. Over a month has passed and they’ve had a bit of time to digest what happened, reflect on why she meant so much to them, and re-watch her films in preparation for this episode of Anomaly.

Leia Buns are to Leia as Mohawks are to Punk Rockers…

Carrie Fisher often made fun of the neatly coiled hair buns. True, they were strange, but they were a subtle middle finger to the Empire. A refusal to conform. Like Punk rockers, Carrie was a rebel and she referred to Princess Leia as an “identity”; she was one with Leia and Leia was one with her. I guess that’s why it’s so hard for some fans to differentiate between the actress and the character. The two often sounded the same, even to those of us who admire Carrie’s collective work. When we were girls, Princess Leia was one of our role models. She arrived on the scene during a time when there wasn’t a great number of women in film that we could look up to. And while we’re sure she received many “thank you’s” from women and girls over the years, we wish we could have joined the chorus, and thanked her in person for helping shape the women we are today. ~Jen

Fun Leia Buns

Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking

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Carrie and Debbie

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About The Hosts

JenAnomaly Host / Producer / Rogue
“When my son questioned whether girls could be heroes, I pointed to Leia as an example and I am an Anomaly.”
AngelaAnomaly Host / Producer / Tank
“I believe that Leia was Force sensative and I am an Anomaly.”
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By |2017-03-17T13:58:33+00:00February 4th, 2017|Anomaly, Classic Movies, Show Notes, Star Wars|4 Comments


  1. Bella February 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I’m emotional/choked up again just listening to your podcast. I feel exactly the same way, like a family member was lost, and I can’t understand why? There were the other celebrities we lost…and then there was Carrie Fisher.

    I’ve shared your podcast to a Carrie Fisher fan page/group on Facebook. Everyone is still in shock.

    What a loss it was to us all.

    I’m still in denial and still refer to her in the present tense. Carrie Fisher IS special.

    Thanks, ladies!

    • JRhodes February 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Bella. And thank you for sharing our episode. You probably heard us refer to her in the present tense too. It’s hard to believe she’s gone. She will be sorely missed.

  2. sks February 6, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    I found your podcast via a Google alert for all things Carrie Fisher. Thank you for celebrating anomalies and fandoms!
    I was waiting to buy the Princess Diarist until I could meet Carrie at a book signing. I probably would have told her that my mom was Bipolar and died at age 69. I hoped both would have lived longer :-(
    I settled for the audio book. In my universe, my mom is singing, dancing and laughing with Carrie and Debbie!

    • JRhodes February 7, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Hi! I love your universe. I know your mom is doing just that. I’m glad you enjoyed the episode. Thank you for giving our podcast a try!

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