You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Season 5 discussion

Orange is the New Black Season 5. Acquired via Netflix Media Center.

So many feels, so little time. We go deep on the entirety of Season 5 in the return episode of You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black podcast.

Hi, friends! Long time, no see! I missed you! Season 5 is officially upon us, and I’m itching to talk Orange is the New Black. I was so eager to hit the ground running this year that our first episode back is a complete and total overview of the entire season. We know you go hard with your yearly OITNB binges (we do too), so why shouldn’t we just get it all out there all at once?

Days after the season dropped on Netflix, I invited the effervescent Julie Linzer for a chat, and we went all in on the most recent batch of episodes. Friends of the podcast will remember Julie from her thoughtful analysis as we discussed the pivotal and heartbreaking episode ‘The Animals’ last season. This time, we covered the highs and lows of Season 5, working through all of our feels as we chatted. You can practically hear our gears turning and emotions shifting as the conversation unfolds. We chat highs and lows, share some Poussey-inspired haikus, and wildly speculate about what’s going to happen in Orange is the New Black Season 6.

Spoiler Alert: So as to prevent any rioting, here’s where we warn you that there are complete spoilers for Orange is the New Black Season 5 ahead. We talk about everything from narrative arcs to specific punchlines. So if you haven’t seen the entire season, now’s your time to escape. 

Recommended Reading: Remember that horrific shower scene in Episode 10? Of course you do. Get ready, because it’s based on a true story, and it made international news. The Guardian wrote about the unjust decision in the case which – similar to Piscatella’s situation – resulted in no criminal charges. It’s a rough read, but it’s necessary to confront the depths of dysfunction in our current prison and justice systems.

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Keep an eye out in coming weeks for themed episodes focusing on specific storylines throughout OITNB Season 5. Specifically, we’re looking to discuss the logistics of motherhood and pregnancy in prisons, the wildly unfair phone systems in prisons, and how to get involved in criminal justice reform. So, if you or anyone you know has info about those topics, please reach out. We’d love to chat.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Seasons 1 – 5 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.