Ali talks a little bit about the COVID-19 pandemic. Then she reminisces about favorite concerts she’s attended over the years.
Ali discusses the movie, Juno, sharing some of her favorite lines from this witty and heartfelt coming-of-age comedy-drama. She also recalls a sweet memory from when she saw it in theaters.
Ali discusses Kathryn Stockett’s debut bestselling novel, The Help, recapping key plot points and the heartbreakingly honest portrayal of racism during the 1960s while praising the realistic characters and how much they truly make you feel.
Ali discusses the existential play, Waiting for Godot, written by Samuel Beckett, highlighting the various interpretations of this unconventional play.
Ali discusses the last season of BoJack Horseman, sharing her thoughts on the final arcs for BoJack, Diane, Princess Carolyn, Todd and Mr. Peanutbutter. She also talks about the brilliant penultimate episode, “The View From Halfway Down,” sharing a few behind-the-scene tidbits along the way, and she praises the series finale, “Nice While It Lasted,” as a wonderful send-off to this exceptional show. Afterward, she shares a BoJack Horseman story she wrote to coincide with the final season called “Nothing Unsaid.”
Be sure to also check out Episode 4 — BoJack Horseman + “Temporarily Forget.”
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “Here’s What It’s Like” for this special bonus episode.
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.