Animation, Movie, Short Story

Episode 99 — Inside Out + “An Emotional First Date”

Ali discusses the brilliant Pixar movie, Inside Out, directed by Pete Docter, praising the imaginative concept and emotional storytelling that make it one of the best Pixar films. Afterward, she shares an Inside Out story she wrote called “An Emotional First Date.”

Inside Out

Movie

Episode 98 — Superbad

Ali discusses the hilarious movie, Superbad, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, sharing her favorite lines and her appreciation for the sweet moments that capture the genuine yet changing friendship between the two main characters.

Animation, Movie

Episode 97 — Hercules

Ali discusses the Disney movie, Hercules, praising the stellar soundtrack and strong character arcs, all the while reminiscing about seeing the film in theaters and watching it repeatedly with her siblings on VHS.

Hercules and Meg
Animation, Movie

Episode 88 — Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Ali caps off ’80s Movies Month by discussing the timeless comedy and mystery movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. She reminisces about watching it for the first time over her cousins’ house one New Year’s Eve, sharing her favorite moments while praising its seamless blend of animation and live-action.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Movie

Episode 86 — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ali continues ’80s Movies Month by discussing another iconic movie written and directed by John Hughes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. She recaps her favorite moments and shares which part of the movie is her favorite overall. She also talks about its wonderful and always relevant message, favorite parodied scenes and which two characters she feels had the most satisfying arcs.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
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.

The Breakfast Club
Animation, Movie, Short Story, Television

Episode 65 — Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie + “Audaciously Flirting”

Ali discusses the TV movie, Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, written by series creator, Craig Bartlett, along with Joe Purdy, Laura Sreebny and Justin Charlebois. She recaps all her favorite moments while reliving the excitement of this long-awaited movie. Afterward, she shares another Hey Arnold! story she wrote called “Audaciously Flirting.”

Be sure to also check out Episode 58 — Hey Arnold! + “Care.”

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie