Television

Episode 151 — Kevin Can F**k Himself

Ali discusses the groundbreaking dark comedy, Kevin Can F**k Himself, created by Valerie Armstrong and starring Annie Murphy and Mary Hollis Inboden.

Read an earlier draft of the Kevin Can F**k Himself pilot.

Anime, Manga

Episode 150 — Fruits Basket

Ali discusses her absolute favorite anime based on the popular manga series by Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket, for this special 150th episode of the podcast!

Having first been introduced to the manga when she was in middle school, Ali reminisces about falling in love with the characters (in particular, Kyo Soma) and fangirling with her friends, cousins and sister over the original anime. She shares her thoughts on the incredible new anime, exploring the powerful themes of acceptance, healing and what it means to belong, all the while breaking down character arcs in connection to the Soma family curse.

Additionally, in a first for the podcast, Ali opens the episode by playing the original theme song, “For Fruits Basket,” on the piano. Enjoy!

Fruits Basket

Animation, Television

Episode 149 — As Told by Ginger: “And She Was Gone”

Ali discusses one of the best episodes of the profound Nicktoon, As Told by Ginger, “And She Was Gone,” written by series creator, Emily Kapnek, and directed by Mark Risley.

Animation, Television

Episode 147 — Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: “Frankie My Dear”

Ali discusses her favorite episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, “Frankie My Dear,” written and storyboarded by Lauren Faust and directed by series creator, Craig McCracken.

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: "Frankie My Dear"
Anime, Interview, Voice Acting, Writing

Episode 145 — Dubbing, Writing and Anime Love with Marin Miller

Ali interviews actor and writer, Marin Miller, whose credits include Athena, Alecto and Tisiphone in HADES and Enkidu in Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia. They share how they got their start in the industry, their thoughts on dubbing vs. voice recording for video games, the intricate process behind script adaptation, favorite anime and ships, advice for aspiring voice actors and more!

Be sure to follow Marin on Twitter.

Animation, Television

Episode 144 — Danny Phantom: “Fanning the Flames”

Ali discusses her favorite episode of Danny Phantom, “Fanning the Flames,” story by Steve Marmel, written by Marty Isenberg and directed by Wincat Alcala, Juli Hashiguchi & Butch Hartman.

Television

Episode 143 — Victorious: “The Breakfast Bunch”

Ali discusses The Breakfast Club parody episode of Victorious, “The Breakfast Bunch,” written by Dan Schneider & Jake Farrow and directed by Steve Hoefer.