Movie

Episode 85 — The Breakfast Club

Ali kicks off ’80s Movies Month (the first themed month of the podcast!) by discussing the iconic movie written and directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club. She recaps the film’s memorable scenes while praising its brilliant writing, relatable themes and unforgettable ending.

Novel

Episode 82 — The Help

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.

Animation, Short Story, Television

Episode 80 — The Final Season of BoJack Horseman + “Nothing Unsaid”

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.”

Short Story, Television

Episode 78 — New Girl + “Again”

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.”