Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “Friendship Bracelets.” She also talks about a few shows she’s currently watching and upcoming movies she’s excited to see.
Ali discusses the short story, “Who Will Greet You at Home,” admiring the creative yet heartbreaking tale from a book of short stories called What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah. She also talks about the reason she bought the book per a recommendation from the creator of one of her all-time favorite TV shows and how she had the opportunity to meet him and chat with him about it.
Ali discusses the Disney movie, Zootopia, praising its writing, animation, voice acting and music, all of which contribute to the film’s incredibly pertinent message. Afterward, she shares a Zootopia story she wrote called “Just One Date.”
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “A for Abigail.”
Ali discusses the cult Nicktoon, Invader ZIM, created by Jhonen Vasquez. She talks about her favorite episodes, quotes and character interactions while sharing various behind-the-scenes facts she’s learned about the series. She also expresses her excitement about the upcoming TV movie, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, and she shares an Invader ZIM story she wrote called “Dodgeball of Doom.”
Ali discusses the short story, “Sea Oak,” written by George Saunders, citing various excerpts and the important message surrounded by its disturbing content.
Ali discusses the adult animated Netflix series, BoJack Horseman, created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. She talks about why it’s one of her all-time favorite television shows, citing its many innovative storytelling devices as well as favorite running gags, lines that make her laugh, moments that make her cry, pivotal themes and much more. Afterward, she shares a BoJack Horseman story she wrote called “Temporarily Forget.”
Ali shares a short story she wrote called “The Light.”
Ali gives an overview of what to expect from the podcast and shares a short story she wrote called “Fairy Tale Reimagined.”