Musical

Episode 28 — Newsies

Ali discusses the Broadway musical, Newsies. She reminsices about seeing the show, sharing her favorite songs and admiring the musical for its amazing choreography, creative set designs and encouraging message.

Television

Episode 26 — Selfie

Ali discusses the witty, heartfelt, yet unfortunately short-lived series, Selfie, created by Emily Kapnek. She shares funny lines and heartwarming moments from each episode while referring to the show’s timely commentary on the pitfalls of social media obsession.

Novel

Episode 24 — The Outsiders

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.”

Interview, Television, Writing

Episode 23 — Nickelodeon Nostalgia with Stacey Grant

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.

Follow Stacey on Twitter and Instagram.

Purchase Hey Arnold! Guide to Relationships on Amazon.

List, Writing

Episode 22 — Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

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.

Interview, Musicals

Episode 19 — Musical Mania with Casey Reed

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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Read Ali’s interview with Casey and Ashli: FNN Blog Interview