Ali discusses S. E. Hinton’s powerful coming-of-age novel, The Outsiders. She reads passages and talks about important character moments as well as the significance of the novel’s famous quote, “Stay gold, Ponyboy.”
Ali interviews Seventeen Snapchat Editor and author of Hey Arnold! Guide to Relationships, Stacey Grant. Stacey shares about her career path, favorite articles she’s written and people she’s interviewed, her thoughts on reboots, favorite Nickelodeon shows and much more.
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Ali discusses Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling compiled by former Pixar storyboard artist, Emma Coats, drawing examples from various Pixar films along the way with each screenwriting tip.
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “A for Abigail.”
Ali discusses the a cappella comedy movie, Pitch Perfect, written by Kay Cannon, sharing her favorite lines and highlighting the positive message of this feel-good film.
Ali interviews music director, Casey Reed. He talks about his experience working on various projects, favorite composers and Broadway musicals, the importance of music in storytelling, tips for aspiring professional musicians and much more. Plus, an impromptu discussion about favorite Nicktoon composers.
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Ali counts down her favorite books from early childhood, including The Cat in the Hat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon and more.
Ali discusses the famous novella by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. She reads passages and talks about how its timeless message warrants its many adaptations.
Ali discusses the first original animated Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, written by Charles Schulz. She shares some interesting facts about the special and cites all the moments that make it so iconic.
Ali discusses the animated Christmas special based on the book of the same name, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! She shares her favorite moments and cites some lyrics from the classic song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”