Ali discusses her favorite show about a group of lovable weirdos, New Girl, created by Liz Meriwether. She shares her favorite episodes from each season, touching on hilarious one-liners, heartwarming couple milestones and sweet friendship moments that make this series the perfect blend of humorous and heartfelt. Afterward, she shares a New Girl story she wrote called “Again.”
Ali discusses “Nirvana,” an award-winning short story by Adam Johnson, recapping key plot points and sharing why the story stuck with her.
Ali shares tips on writing dialogue.
Ali and returning guest, Patricia, each share their top 5 favorite animated protagonists.
Be sure to also check out Episode 30 — Favorite Animated Antagonists with Patricia.
Ali discusses George Bernard Shaw’s famous play based on the Greek mythology of the same name, Pygmalion, recapping key plot points and touching on a few of its many adaptations.
Ali celebrates her birthday by sharing memories of birthday parties and traditions growing up.
Ali discusses the musical, The Phantom of the Opera, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux. She reminisces about seeing the musical twice on Broadway and shares which song is her favorite from this dark, captivating, longest-running Broadway show.
Ali and returning guest, Casey, discuss the long-running series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, created by Rob McElhenney. They discuss favorite episodes, character-defining moments and hilarious quotes, plus their thoughts on the gang’s dynamic and the clever anti-sitcom mentality of the show.
Be sure to also check out Episode 19 — Musical Mania with Casey Reed.
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “Guardian of the Night.” She also talks a little about New Year’s resolutions to close out 2019 and ring in 2020.
Ali discusses the Christmas specials of South Park, starting with the two animated short films that led to the series, The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty (1992) and The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Santa (1995), followed by all of the classic Christmas episodes from the show: “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo” (season 1), “Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!” (season 2), “Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics” (season 3), “A Very Crappy Christmas” (season 4), “Red Sleigh Down” (season 6), “It’s Christmas in Canada” (season 7) and “Woodland Critter Christmas” (season 8).