You Are Good

By Sarah Marshall + Alex Steed

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Jen
 Jun 1, 2022
I love spending time with Sarah. Parasocial relationships are everything.


 Mar 24, 2022

Description

A feelings podcast about movies.

Episode Date
Rushmore w. Josh Gondelman
1:10:58

But for real, why was that doctor wearing OR scrubs to a play in the first place? We find ourselves in the sh*t of all of Rushmore's feelings with our great friend Josh Godelman.

You can Josh online here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

We made a playlist of songs inspired by this episode!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Nov 23, 2022
Working Girl w. Lane Moore
1:09:26

We have heads for business and bodies for sin! Join us as we discus all things Working Girl with the wondrous Lane Moore.

You can find Lane online here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

We made a playlist of songs inspired by this episode!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Nov 16, 2022
Secretary (2002) w. Anna Fitzpatrick
1:26:20

What exactly is a paralegal? Join us and our pal Anna Fitzpatrick while we get sweaty with the superior Gyllenhaal and James Spader.

You can find Anna online here!

You can find Anna's novel Good Girl here.

You can find Carolyn's song Break of Day here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Our very limited run of Vulnerability Kink merch can be found here:

https://www.bonfire.com/vulnerability-kink-34you-are-good34-shirts/

Multitude handles our ad sales!

We made a playlist of songs inspired by this episode!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Chase Potter edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Nov 10, 2022
Clue (1985) w. Lauren Milberger
1:02:46

Communism, it turns out, was just a red herring. We go deep on our love for Clue (1985) with the great Lauren Milberger!

You can find Lauren online here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Our very limited run of Vulnerability Kink merch can be found here:

https://www.bonfire.com/vulnerability-kink-34you-are-good34-shirts/

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Louise Bichan edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Nov 02, 2022
You're Next w. Akilah Green
1:06:30

You're Next is the funniest home invasion movie this side of Home Alone. We unpack it and its family drama with the splendid Akilah Green!

You can find Akilah online here!

You can find Akilah on Twitter here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

Here is a playlist of songs inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Oct 26, 2022
Stir of Echoes w. Clementine Ford
1:18:48

We talk ghosts, ego, guns, misogyny and—of course—Stir of Echoes with our wonderful pal Clementine Ford.

You can find Clementine online here!

You can find Clementine on Instagram here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Oct 19, 2022
Blue Velvet w. Kevin Allison
1:03:28

We don't know if you're a detective or a pervert, so please join us and the wondrous Kevin Allison as we talk all things Blue Velvet, sexual coming of age, kink conferences, and more.

You can find Kevin on Twitter here! You can find RISK! on Twitter here! You can find RISK! online here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Inked Gaming and by Dipsea!

Find our episode inspired playlist here!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Oct 12, 2022
Casper w. Jamie Loftus
1:29:00

CAN WE KEEP YOU? We talk all things Casper, from the Backstreet Boys to what the friendly ghost's body probably smells like, with literal friend of the show Jamie Loftus.

You can find Jamie online here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Inked Gaming! Get 10% off your first order by using this link: https://www.inkedgaming.com/pages/youaregood

Find our episode inspired playlist here!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Oct 05, 2022
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion w. J.V. Hampton-VanSant
1:08:56

Would you excuse me? I cut my foot before and my shoe is filling up with blood. We fill up on gummy bears, go back to high school, and talk all things Romy and Michele with the great J.V. Hampton-VanSant!

You can find J.V. online here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Find our episode inspired playlist here!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Origami Customs!

https://origamicustoms.com/

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Sep 28, 2022
Mystic Pizza w. Candace Opper
1:02:48

What the hell do you think Leona really puts in that pizza? We talk about one of the greatest townie romantic comedies of all time, Connecticut, and Vincent D'Onofrio's sexy wrists with the incomparable Candace Opper.

You can find Candace online here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Dipsea. Get 30 days free by clicking this link!

https://www.dipseastories.com/yag

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Sep 21, 2022
Harriet the Spy w. Woody Shticks
1:10:46

"You know, there’s as many ways to live as there are people in this world and each one deserves a closer look." We talk Harriet, Golly, and the gang with the incomparable Woody Shticks!

You can find Woody on The Information Super Highway here, Twitter and on TikTok.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Inked Gaming! Get 10% off your first order by using this link: https://www.inkedgaming.com/pages/youaregood

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Sep 14, 2022
Thelma & Louise w. Jolie Darrow
1:09:18

We're in Deep Shit, Arkansas, and we're eager to tell you about our exploits. We talk Thelma & Louise with our great friend Jolie Darrow!

CW: This episode contains discussions about sexual assault and rape as they relate to the plot of the movie.

You can find Jolie on Twitter and on TikTok.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Cornbread Hemp! Get 25% off your first order at cornbread hemp dot com by using the code youaregood.

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Ethan Setiwan edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Sep 07, 2022
Raiders of the Lost Ark w. Amanda Smith
1:02:08

"It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage." We go deep on Indy, Marion, Sallah, and the rest of the Raiders of the Lost Ark gang with the great Amanda Smith!

You can find Amanda on Twitter here!

You can find Disaster Girls Podcast here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

Note: In an earlier edit of this conversation, I (Alex) mentioned Sir Ben Kingsley’s portrayal of Gandhi in passing when referring to incidents of brown face on screen. This is something I looked up immediately after, realized I’d gotten it wrong, but accidentally overlooked in the final edit. Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was of Gujarati descent, as was Mahatma Gandhi. Thanks to everybody who brought this to our attention with generosity and grace, and I am sorry for any confusion (especially to you, Sir Ben Kingsley.) 

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Come As You Are! Come As You Are is the world's only worker-co-op sex shop! Folks can get 20% off their first order with coupon code YOUAREGOOD.

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Aug 24, 2022
Stand by Me (1986)
1:04:26

"By the time we get there the kid won't even be dead anymore." In which we go in search of that Summer feeling (and a dead body) with the Stand By Me boys.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Aug 17, 2022
Superman (1978) w. Fangirl Jeanne
1:07:36

You've got me? Who's got you? We discuss 1978's gravity defying hard softboi of the year (Superman!) with our great friend Fangirl Jeanne.

You can find Jeanne here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus. Patreon and Apple Plus supporters will get access to a longer version of this episode!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Inked Gaming! Get 10% off your first Inked Gaming order by using this link!

Multitude handles our ad sales!

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Aug 10, 2022
George of the Jungle w. Sarah Hubbard and Carolyn Kendrick
1:03:44

Watch out for that tree! Sarah and Carolyn discuss the big, sweet sweetie that is Brendan Fraser's George of the Jungle with our favorite theremin-playing violinist Sarah Hubbard.

You can find Sarah Hubbard here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Come As You Are! Come As You Are is the world's only worker-co-op sex shop! Folks can get 20% off their first order with coupon code YOUAREGOOD.

Multitude handles our ad sales!

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus.

Racism and stereotypes: how the Tarzan dynamic still infiltrates cinema by Tony Warner

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Aug 03, 2022
That Thing You Do w. Shelby Hintze
1:01:36

We've got a pig in competition over at the livestock pavilion, and *we're* gonna win that blue ribbon! We talk nostalgia, quotability and pre-America's Dad Tom Hanks with our friend Shelby Hintze!

You can find Shelby on Twitter here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Tab For a Cause.

Multitude handles our ad sales!

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jul 27, 2022
Charlie's Angels (2000) w. Niko Stratis
1:04:44

“It’s the Chad.” Charlie's Angels (2000), AKA Male Gaze: The Movie, is a whole friggin' thing, and very much a time capsule of THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND. We tried to unpack all of it with our pal Niko Stratis!

You can find Niko Stratis here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Come As You Are! Come As You Are is the world's only worker-co-op sex shop! Folks can get 20% off their first order with coupon code YOUAREGOOD.

Multitude handles our ad sales!

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jul 20, 2022
Now and Then w. Chelsey Weber-Smith
1:07:38

“All women have a garden, and a garden needs a big hose to water it.” We talk coming of age under the specter of a long dead Dear Johnny, movies for kids who love studying old newspapers, and Now and Then with our bestie Chelsey Weber-Smith!

You can find Chelsey on Twitter and you can find American Hysteria here!

The episode was sponsored by Knack Factory and Cornbread Hemp. Multitude handles our ad sales!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jul 13, 2022
Ratatouille w. Ruby Tandoh
1:24:46

If we are what we eat, then we only want to eat the good stuff. We talk passion, joy, Americans' imagination of France and Ratatouille with the wonderful Ruby Tandoh. 

You can find Ruby on Twitter and right here on Instagram. You can find Ruby's website books here.

The episode was sponsored by Athletic Greens.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagramPatreon and Apple Plus.

Multitude handles our ad sales.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Carolyn Kendrick edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jul 06, 2022
My Girl w. Lindsey Broad
1:04:54

We finally swallowed that chicken bone. Join us and special guest Lindsey Broad as we go on a hunt for for Thomas J's glasses and talk about My Girl along the way.

You can find Lindsey on Twitter and right here on Instagram.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Carolyn Kendrick edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jun 29, 2022
The Bad News Bears (1976) w. Jason Diamond
1:02:18

Now get back to the stands before we shave off half your mustache and shove it up your left nostril! We go deep on baseball feels and The Bad News Bears with Jason Diamond!

You can find Jason on Twitter and right here on the Internet.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jun 22, 2022
Wet Hot American Summer w. Candace Opper
1:11:02

Douche-bags are hygienic products; we take that as a compliment. Thank you. We get down and dirty on some big summer camp feels with the great Candace Opper.

You can find Candace on Twitter and right here on the Internet.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jun 15, 2022
Ready or Not (2019)
1:07:52

“Rich people really are different.” We talk wedding season, navigating new families, our own mental health monsters and Ready or Not.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jun 08, 2022
The Age of Innocence w. Princess Weekes (1993)
0:55:30

"The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!" We take an erotic ride with Marty and Edith and fawn over The Age of Innocence with Princess Weekes. 

You can find Princess on YouTube here. You can find Princess on Twitter here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Chris Burns edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Jun 01, 2022
Set it Off w. Akilah Green
1:01:38

"We ain't robbing stagecoaches, man!" We revel in the wonder that is Set It Off, and all of its friends feels, with the truly spectacular Akilah Green.

You can find Akilah on Twitter here. You can find Akilah online here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Chris Burns edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

May 25, 2022
Ocean's Eleven w. Patrick McGinty
1:01:26

“He breaks late. Everyone knows this." On the pleasure of watching heists, seeing boys be friends, and Ocean's Eleven with our pal Patrick McGinty.

You can find Patrick on Twitter here. You can find Patrick's book Test Drive here.

These "Gaudy Monstrosity" You Are Good shirts are only available to order through May 25, 2022!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Chris Burns edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

May 19, 2022
Green Room w. Dianna Anderson
1:16:36

“It’s funny. You were so scary at night.” We talk about being trapped in a building with fascists, killin' Nazis and Green Room with Dianna Anderson.

You can find Dianna on Twitter here. You can preorder Dianna's book here! You can find Dianna online here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

Local abortion funds.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

May 11, 2022
Dick w. Alyssa Songsiridej
1:06:54

"Every lie is another brick in the pathway to hell.” In which we talk about how we can't let Dick control our lives with the great Alyssa Songsiridej.

You can find Alyssa on Twitter here. You can find her online here! You can find Alyssa's book here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

Local abortion funds.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

May 04, 2022
Widows w. Leslie Gray Streeter
0:57:20

“We have a lot of work to do. Crying is not on the list.” In which we talk about grief, heists and Widows with the great Leslie Gray Streeter.

You can find Leslie on Twitter here. You can find her online here! You can find Leslie's book Black Widow here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Apr 27, 2022
9 to 5 w. Isa Burke
1:09:00

“You're a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot!” Let's talk about that. Sarah and Carolyn are joined by Isa Burke in a gleeful 4/20 conversation about 9 to 5.

You can find Isa on Twitter here. You can check out her music here.

You can find Carolyn Kendrick on Twitter here. You can check out her music here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Apr 20, 2022
Heathers w. Kat Kinsman
1:04:38

"If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a gameshow host." Join us as we revisit high school, teen angst and Heathers with the wonderful Kat Kinsman.

You can find Kat on Twitter here. You can check out Kat's book here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Apr 13, 2022
Empire Records w. Niko Stratis
1:07:08

Welcome to Music Town! May we service you? We talk the 90s, malls, selling out, big feeling, and Empire Records with our friend Niko Stratis.

You can find Niko on Twitter here. You can check out V/A Club here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Music of You Are Good, Vol. 1 is here. T-shirts are here.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Apr 06, 2022
Practical Magic w. Sanpriti Ireland
1:09:02

"The Nudity Is Entirely Optional. As You Well Remember!" We go deep on grief, big feelings and Practical Magic with our friend Sanpriti Ireland.

You can find Sanpriti on the Information Super Highway here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Miranda Zickler edited this episode!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Mar 30, 2022
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar w. J.V. Hampton-VanSant
1:02:26

"Well, pumpkins, looks like it's the age-old dilemma. Style... or substance." We talk To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar with the delightful J.V. Hampton-VanSant!

You can find J.V. on Twitter here and on the Information Super Highway here.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Mar 23, 2022
Julie & Julia
0:42:12

“Bathe the thighs in butter, and then stuff her until she just can't take it anymore!" We're taking the week off, so here's a chat about Julie & Julia from the Patreon bonus archives!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

We made a playlist inspired by this episode!

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Mar 16, 2022
Arrival w. Ryan Ken
1:04:37

“How about a nice non-zero sum game?” Along with our friend Ryan Ken, we unpack the massive space pod of feelings upon which Arrival (2016) is built.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can support You Are Good on Patreon here.

We made a playlist of songs inspired by this episode.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Mar 09, 2022
A Star Is Born (2018)
1:04:48

How are you doin', papo? We just wanted to take another look at you. Sarah and Alex dive deep into A Star is Born (2018).

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can support You Are Good on Patreon here.

We made a playlist of songs inspired by this episode.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Mar 02, 2022
The First Wives Club
1:06:37

“There are only three ages for women in Hollywood: babe, district attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.” In which Sarah and Alex giddily discuss The First Wives Club.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Feb 23, 2022
Misery (1990)
1:09:06

We thought you were good, but you're not good. You're just another lying ol' dirty birdy. Let's talk Misery, the classic 1990 Rob Reiner film and the classic 1987 Stephen King novel.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Feb 16, 2022
Anastasia [1997] w. Dana Schwartz
0:58:41

“Sir, what happened to the party idea?” Let's talk about Don Bluth's Anastasia [1997] with the fabulous Dana Schwartz!

You can find Dana here: Twitter and on the Information Super Highway.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Feb 09, 2022
Groundhog Day w. Josh Gondelman
1:11:26

What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today. We talk Groundhog Day—and process heaps of big feelings along the way—with Josh Gondelman.

Check out You Are Good on Patreon for bonus episodes!

You can find Josh on Twitter here! and online generally here. You can find his book here.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

You can find producer and music director [and this week's co-host] Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshgondelman
  • Josh's website: http://www.joshgondelman.com/
  • Josh's book: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/nice-try-josh-gondelman?variant=32111999975458
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/8481f00f-59c1-427a-b079-e70b53a3826e
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/pCuEE6ms5h
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Liz Climo: https://www.graydaystudio.com/

Feb 02, 2022
Goodfellas w. Sarah Weinman
1:13:40

“Let’s pick up some danish for Belle." We talk masculinity, Morrie's wigs, and wiseguys with Sarah Weinman.

Check out You Are Good on Patreon for bonus episodes!

You can find Sarah on Twitter here! and online generally here. You can find book pre-order info here.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

You can find producer and music director [and this week's co-host] Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Sarah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahw
  • Sarah's website: https://www.sarahweinman.com/
  • Sarah's book: https://www.sarahweinman.com/book/scoundrel/
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xfWSPETxQpNt41PgxNQrz?si=dcfec6f9a01f4ee2
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/pCuEE6ms5h
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Liz Climo: https://www.graydaystudio.com/

Jan 26, 2022
To Die For w. Laura Lippman
1:07:50

Suzanne used to say that you're not really anybody in America unless you're on TV. 'Cause what's the point of doing anything worthwhile if there's nobody watching? We talk To Die For with the fabulous Laura Lippman.

Check out You Are Good on Patreon for bonus episodes!

You can find Laura on Twitter here! and online generally here.

You can find our limited run of shirts with our gorgeous new logo here!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

You can find producer and music director [and this week's co-host] Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Laura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraMLippman
  • Laura's website: http://www.lauralippman.net/
  • Limited run of You Are Good shirts: https://www.bonfire.com/you-are-good-shirts160/
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2IZsoqXkLMTqPSzdZ4jcYU?si=ce62f45428544b54
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/pCuEE6ms5h
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Liz Climo: https://www.graydaystudio.com/
Jan 19, 2022
John Carpenter's The Thing w. Brad Bannon
1:14:54

We don't know what the Hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is. Join us and our good pal Brad Bannon as we discuss John Carpenter's The Thing!

You can find Brad on Twitter here!

You can find our limited run of shirts with our gorgeous new logo here!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

You can find producer and music director [and this week's co-host] Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BradleyJBannon
  • Limited run of You Are Good shirts: https://www.bonfire.com/you-are-good-shirts160/
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1rbz351IbWusmoZAOI4Zd1?si=d2e30b75a2464240
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/pCuEE6ms5h
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Liz Climo: https://www.graydaystudio.com/

Jan 12, 2022
"All Our Friends" Variety Showcase feat. American Hysteria and This Ends at Prom
2:28:06

Rather than leaving the feed bare (on our week off) we put together this fun variety show of two of our favorite appearances ON OTHER PODCASTS. The first is Sarah and Alex on American Hysteria and the second is Alex talking GO with our great friends at This Ends at Prom. You probably know these folks already but if you don't we're so excited for you to spend time with them!

Here is American Hysteria!

Here is This Ends at Prom!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

You can find producer and music director [and this week's co-host] Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Liz Climo designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • American Hysteria: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-hysteria/id1441348407
  • This Ends at Prom: http://podpeople.me/this-ends-at-prom
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1q2bD8VJh5j99IxfaEa8Wj?si=78ae42de92494a80
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/kVXrP5KX
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/

Jan 05, 2022
Titanic w. Madame Clairevoyant
1:28:48

“Will the lifeboats be seated according to class?” In our last episode of 2021 we talk every single Titanic feel imaginable with the marvelous Madame Clairevoyant (Claire Comstock-Gay).

You can find Claire's book online here, and Claire on Twitter here.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

You can find producer and music director [and this week's co-host] Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Claire's book: https://clairecomstockgay.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1q2bD8VJh5j99IxfaEa8Wj?si=78ae42de92494a80
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/kVXrP5KX
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Gray Day Studio: https://www.graydaystudio.com/
Dec 29, 2021
Hook w. Carolyn Kendrick
0:56:04

There you are, Peter! We talk Hook, bad dads, the magic of youth, and Spielbergian camp with the spectacular Carolyn Kendrick.

You can find Carolyn online here.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Carolyn: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7nsSCyPjZmFzBIQtdkuIM2?si=f84645bb7f0145c6
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/pCuEE6ms5h
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Gray Day Studio: https://www.graydaystudio.com/
Dec 22, 2021
Scrooged
1:03:30

Psychos seize Santa's workshop and only Lee Majors can stop them. Let's talk Scrooged and the cornucopia of things Bill Murray represents, you lucky dog!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7nsSCyPjZmFzBIQtdkuIM2?si=f84645bb7f0145c6
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Gray Day Studio: https://www.graydaystudio.com/
Dec 15, 2021
Jingle All the Way with B.J. Colangelo
1:02:50

You can’t bench press your way out of this one! Join our favorite Minnesota dad, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for a race against Christmas and straight into the maw of late capitalism. We talk Jingle All the Way with B.J. Colangelo!

You can find This Ends at Prom on the INTERNET here!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Here's the Discord!

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • This Ends at Prom: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-ends-at-prom/id1527896223
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1q2bD8VJh5j99IxfaEa8Wj?si=78ae42de92494a80
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Gray Day Studio: https://www.graydaystudio.com/
Dec 08, 2021
Little Women (1994) w. Jamie Loftus
1:03:09

“If lack of attention to personal finances is a mark of refinement, then the Marches must be the most elegant family in Concord.” We love on Little Women (1994) so hard with the great Jamie Loftus!

You can find Jamie on the INTERNET here!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Jamie's website: http://www.jamieloftus.xyz/
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1q2bD8VJh5j99IxfaEa8Wj?si=78ae42de92494a80
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Gray Day Studio: https://www.graydaystudio.com/
Dec 01, 2021
Raising Arizona
1:08:24

This Thanksgiving, join HI, Ed, Nathan Jr., Sarah and Alex on a race across the desert to find the true meaning of family. We’re going to land not too far away, where all parents are strong and wise and capable, and all children are happy and beloved. We don't know. Maybe it’s Utah.

Here is the Skid Row Plant Zaddy shirt, only available through November 30, 2021!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Links:

  • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/youaregood
  • Plant Zaddy: https://www.bonfire.com/skid-row-plant-zaddy-by-you-are-good/
  • The Music of You Are Good: https://carolynkendrick.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-you-are-good-vol-1
  • The Music of You Are Good Streaming: https://linktr.ee/youaregood
  • Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6FNKNdQVrcBKpcXxr2zygX?si=4fe7d3cbf8c04647
  • Website: https://www.podpage.com/dashboard/you-are-good/
  • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youaregoodpod/
  • Carolyn's Website: https://www.carolynkendrick.com/
  • Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carekendrick
  • Fresh Lesh: https://www.freshlesh.com/
  • Gray Day Studio: https://www.graydaystudio.com/
Nov 24, 2021
Thor: Ragnarok w. Fangirl Jeanne
1:04:03

Piss off, ghost! This week Fangirl Jeanne shows us that Asgard isn’t a place, it’s a people, as we discuss Thor: Ragnarok. Petulant Batman, Lois Lane, and Tevye the Milkman also appear.

You can find Jeanne on Twitter!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Nov 17, 2021
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again w. Joy Hui Lin
1:00:31

Be still my beating vagina. We have a good cry whilst discussing ABBA, parents dying, and the orgy of jukebox musical dads that is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. We're joined by the fabulous Joy Hui Lin.

You can find Joy on Twitter!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

The Verge wrote about how our show uses music in a unique way and you can read that article here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Nov 10, 2021
Jurassic Park w. Candace Jane Opper
1:06:00

Hold on to your butts! Chaos reigns and life finds a way in this conversation about dinosaurs, feelings and Jurassic Park. We're joined by the marvelous Candace Jane Opper! 

You can find Candace on Twitter and right here on the Internet.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found on Bandcamp here! You can stream the album here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Nov 03, 2021
Hocus Pocus w. Mara Wilson
0:54:07

Why would the master give us candy? We talk Hocus Pocus—one of the horniest, hardest-going, virginity-obsessed Disney movies of all time—with our pal Mara Wilson.

You can find Mara here: Twitter and on Substack.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Oct 27, 2021
The Lost Boys
0:55:04

Thou shall not killllllll. Join us as we heap loads of love upon Joel Schumacher, Corey Haim, and the classic orgy of style and delight that is The Lost Boys.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Oct 20, 2021
The Rocky Horror Picture Show w. Chelsey Weber-Smith of American Hysteria
1:00:00

NEW EPISODE! It's just a jump to the left! Let's The Rocky Horror Picture Show [and do the Time Warp] with the fabulous Chelsey Weber-Smith of American Hysteria!

You can find Chelsey / American Hysteria here: Twitter and on the Information Super Highway.

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Oct 13, 2021
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) w. Dana Schwartz
1:03:18

Does this look inanimate to you, punk? Let's talk about Little Shop of Horrors with the fabulous Dana Schwartz!

You can find Dana here: Twitter and on the Information Super Highway. You can pre-order Dana's book Anatomy here!

The Music of You Are Good: Vol I can be found here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Oct 06, 2021
The Big Chill w. Olivia Giovetti
0:59:22

We took a secret vote. We're not leaving. We're never leaving. Let’s talk grief, joy, gallows humor and The Big Chill with Olivia Giovetti.

You can find Olivia online here. You can find Olivia on Twitter here.

Order The Music of You Are Good: Vol. I here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Spooky season is approaching! Here is a list of horror movies we've covered in the past.

You Are Good is a feelings podcast about movies.

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Sep 29, 2021
Pump Up the Volume w. Zoe Whittall
0:53:00

As a wise teenaged pirate radio DJ once said, "Feeling screwed up at a screwed up time in a screwed up place does not necessarily make you screwed up." Join us as we talk hard about Pump Up the Volume with Zoe Whittall.

You can find Zoe on Twitter here. You can find Zoe's book The Spectacular here.

Pump Up the Volume is very hard to find in distribution, though we've been told it's available on Archive dot Org. We mention this profile of the movie in the episode.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Sep 22, 2021
Dead Poets Society w. Emily Edwards of Fu*kbois of Literature
453244:56:00

Come with us, o captain, my captain, as we roll around in a pile of autumnal Dead Poets Society feels with Emily Edwards of Fuckbois of Literature.

You can find Emily on Twitter here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Sep 15, 2021
Hairspray (1988) w. Aubrey Gordon
1:04:50

Our little Tracy is a clean teen! Join us for some big time slumber party vibes with us, our great pal Aubrey Gordon, and Hairspray!

You can find Aubrey over at Maintenance Phase, and you can find Aubrey's book here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Sep 08, 2021
Legally Blonde (2001) w. Alyssa Songsiridej
1:08:22

We’ll show you how valuable Elle Woods can be. Join us and rejoice in all things Legally Blonde (2001) with our wonderful pal Alyssa Songsiridej.

You can find Alyssa on THE INTERNET here! Her first novel, Little Rabbit, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Sep 01, 2021
Heavyweights (1995) w. Carmen Maria Machado
0:57:58

Hi, hi, hiya! We head to Camp Hope and talk Heavyweights (1995) with our pal Carmen Maria Machado

You can find Carmen here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Aug 25, 2021
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre w. Brad Bannon
1:22:52

Our family's always been in meat. Join us and our pal Brad Bannon for a conversation about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Whether you're an avid fan or a person who will never see this movie, we assure this episode is for you!

You can find Brad on Twitter here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Aug 18, 2021
Mission: Impossible w. Nicholas Russell
0:54:54
You've never seen us very upset! Join us as we deconstruct the ocean of daddy issues in Mission: Impossible with Nicholas Russell.You can find Nicholas online here! And on Twitter here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Aug 11, 2021
Birds of Prey w. JV Hampton-VanSant
1:02:12

Hello! My name is Harley Quinn. You killed my sandwich. Prepare to die. Let's talk Birds of Prey with the delightful JV Hampton-VanSant!

You can find JV on Twitter here. You can find JV's audio sequel to Birds of Prey here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Aug 04, 2021
Sleepless in Seattle w. Jeffrey Cranor
1:07:27

What is tiramisu? You’ll see. We talk about the 1993 Nora Ephron parasocial romantic comedy classic with Jeffrey Cranor.

You can find Jeffrey on Twitter here. You can find all things Night Vale here. You can find Jeffrey's forthcoming novel here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jul 28, 2021
The Parent Trap [1998] w. Isa Burke
1:14:10

Who are you, Robert De Niro? Yes, we are talking to you... about The Parent Trap [1998]. Join us as we head to camp, celebrate Lindsay, and crush on Chessy with Isa Burke [of Lula Wiles]!

You can find is on Twitter here. You can find Lula Wiles new record Shame and Sedition here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jul 14, 2021
Fly Away Home w. Ilana Masad
1:06:38

If nary a goose is seen, the development shall beguine! In which we grieve by literally becoming Mother Goose. We get into the marshy weeds of Fly Away Home with the tremendous Ilana Masad.

You can find Ilana on Twitter here. You can find Ilana's writing, and Ilana's novel All My Mother's Lovers, here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jul 07, 2021
The Perfect Storm w. Brianna Bowman King
1:00:05

Danny Ocean is married to the sea. This week we talk about fisheries, late capitalism’s guilty love letters to the American worker, and Linda Greenlaw with Brianna Bowman King. Also, the surprising origin story of the Filet-O-Fish.

You can find Brianna and her writing here.

Two quick notes: Sarah wants you to know she knows she confused Super Fly and Pusherman. Also, in this episode we talk about a hook going through somebody's hand so just know that if things like that make you squeamish.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jun 30, 2021
The Mummy [1999] w. Neeraja Viswanathan
0:57:20

We dream about dead guys, and all the daddies in The Mummy [1999], with Neeraja Viswanathan.

You can find Neeraja on Twitter here, and you can find Neeraja's writing on mystery movies here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jun 23, 2021
Grosse Pointe Blank w. Chris Gethard
1:09:10

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's... well... broken. We talk Grosse Pointe Blank with Chris Gethard.

You can find Chris online here, and you can find his special Half My Life here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jun 16, 2021
A League of Their Own w. Jade Van Kley
1:02:43

This week we talk about our daughter, Dottie, and our other daughter, Dottie’s sister. Join us (and guest Jade Van Kley) for a lively chat about A League of Their Own.

You can find Jade on Twitter here, and her podcast Backstage Triage here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You Are Good is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jun 09, 2021
Dazed and Confused w. Sean Nelson
0:01:59

Well, we got no class and we got no principals. We ain't got no innocence. We can't even think of a word that rhymes. School's out for summer. We talk Dazed and Confused with Sean Nelson.

Sean's record Nelson Sings Nilsson is the greatest.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Jun 02, 2021
Beauty and the Beast [1991] w. Dana Schwartz
1:25:20

A bride without a head! A wolf without a foot! We laugh and cry and sing and love Howard Ashman (and, of course, Jerry Orbach). We talk Beauty and the Beast [1991] with the splendiferous Dana Schwartz.

You can find Dana here: Twitter and on the Information Super Highway.

The Why Are Dads cherub shirt design will only be available through May 28th, 2021 and then it'll be retired for good!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

May 26, 2021
American Gangster w. Sin á Tes Souhaits
1:38:48

American Gangster goes deep on power, racism, organized crime, geopolitics and—of course—dads and we get into all that and more with the fabulous Sin á Tes Souhaits. We also have a fun update regarding our Pretty in Pink episode!

You can find Sin here: Twitter and on the Information Super Highway.

The Why Are Dads cherub shirt design will only be available through May 28th, 2021 and then it'll be retired for good!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

May 19, 2021
Pretty in Pink w. Julie Klausner
0:58:49

Is Ducky a comedy writer these days? Is Iona the Daddy? What literal genius thought to put Harry Dean Stanton in a teen comedy? We get into the weeds of Pretty in Pink with the incomparable Julie Klausner.

You can find Julie on Twitter and Instagram.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

May 12, 2021
Blue Valentine w. Esmé Weijun Wang
0:54:53

We unpack the big feelings that fuel Blue Valentine—which is not Blue Velvet (though it is at once similarly and differently heavy)—with Esmé Weijun Wang.

You can find Esmé on Twitter and Instagram. You can find Esmé online here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

May 05, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Room 237 [Patreon Bonus]
0:54:46

Inspired by our conversation about The Shining, we talked Kubrickian conspiracy theories and Room 237 with our pal Patrick McGinty. This was originally a Patreon bonus episode, but since we took last week off we figured we'd treat y'all to it.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

May 03, 2021
Here's a "week off" message from Sarah
0:02:20

We're taking this week off, but here's a quick hello from Sarah!

We'll be back next week! In the meantime you can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

Apr 29, 2021
Pretty Woman w. Maggie Rose
1:07:34

Heartwarming hilarity ensues when a quirky sex-worker helps a corporate raider get over his daddy issues. Join us and special guest Maggie Rose in conversation about Pretty Woman.

You can find Maggie on Twitter and Instagram. You can find her podcast Salute the Songbird here!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Apr 21, 2021
Rain Man w. Eric Michael Garcia
1:11:51

We discuss all things Rain Man—from the plentitude of dad issues to the many things it got wrong about autism—with journalist Eric Michael Garcia. Bonus: We also love on Oliver Sacks super, super hard.

Eric's book We Are Not Broken: Changing the Conversation About Autism will be out later this year. You can find Eric on Twitter here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Apr 14, 2021
The Shining (page to screen!)
1:15:38

We take a close look at The Shining—both the Stephen King classic and the Stanley Kubrick classic—and discuss Jack Torrance's multiple shortcomings in the fatherhood department.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Apr 07, 2021
Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 w. Fangirl Jeanne
1:00:51

It is about good dads and bad dads; present dads and absent dads; biological dads and adoptive dads. Join us as we discuss Marvel dads and daddies, space losers, mediocre white dude heroes, and Guardians of the Galaxy with Fangirl Jeanne!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You can find Fangirl Jeanne online here, and on Twitter here!

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Mar 31, 2021
The Silence of the Lambs w. Harmony Colangelo
1:10:44

Clarice Starling was a revelation while the portrayal of "Buffalo Bill" became a bane for many trans people coming of age. The impeccably constructed film is the gold standard of copaganda. We unpack The Silence of the Lambs' complicated legacy with Harmony Colangelo!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

You can Harmony's essay A Reluctant Defense of Silence of the Lambs' James Gumb here. You can find Harmony on Twitter here. You can find A Year of Queer Cocktails here. You can find This Ends at Prom here!

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Mar 24, 2021
The Lord of the Rings with Talia Lavin
0:56:40

A few Halfling hippies assemble an eclectic fellowship and go on the adventure of a lifetime. Dads and daddies abound. We talk Hobbits, fan fiction, thirsting for Viggo, and The Lord of the Rings with our pal Talia Lavin.

You can find Talia's book Culture Warlords here. You can find Talia on Twitter here.

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Mar 17, 2021
Clueless with Kristofer Thomas
1:00:40

One time in the 1990s a scary litigator melted the hearts of millions of kids by reminding his daughter that "you divorce wives, not kids." We discuss Mel Horowitz—the loveliest shouty dad in popular cinema—Cher, Josh, Tai, Murray, Travis and the rest of the Clueless gang with our pal Kristofer Thomas.

You can Kristofer on Twitter and on TikTok!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Mar 10, 2021
The Wrestler w. Gaby Dunn
1:13:36

It's a movie about a big, messy sweetie who can't get out of his own way and all of the folks who suffer as a result. We talk The Wrestler, alcoholic dads, and more with the wonderful Gaby Dunn.

You can Gaby on Instagram and on TikTok!

We made a playlist to accompany this episode! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Ethan Hawkins of Corner House accompanied her on her rendition of The Wrestler.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio designed our logo!

Mar 03, 2021
Muriel's Wedding with Laura Lippman
1:18:50

An effervescent dark comedy that addresses the crushing nature of patriarchy while also paying tribute to ABBA on a number of levels? We gushed about Muriel's Wedding with the endlessly marvelous Laura Lippman.

You can find Laura's books here, and you can find Laura on Twitter here!

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Feb 24, 2021
The Dark Knight with Aubrey Gordon
1:11:56

A bunch of men have competing views on how best to parent their city, though they all agree the task of dadding around is a thankless, back-breaking, and secretive operation. A lovable anarchist literally tells the Bat Dad that they complete each other. We unpack the plethora of dad issues presented in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight with the delightful Aubrey Gordon.

You can find Maintenance Phase here. And you can find Aubrey's book What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat here.

You can find Aubrey on Instagram here! And on Twitter here!

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Feb 17, 2021
Bonus Episode: Death (and other stuff)
0:23:38

We're putting last week's episode of Shootin' the Shit w. Why Are Dads [our Patreon bonus series] over here on the main feed because it sounds like a lot of y'all are dealing with some of that heavy-heavy and a few folks said it was helpful for them to hear and think about. Also, it's not just heavy stuff! We also talk about Oceans 11 and Crash Bandicoot.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

 

 

Feb 14, 2021
10 Things I Hate About You with Sanpriti Ireland
1:19:16

10 Things I Hate About You is Shakespeare seen through a 90s teen comedy lens and it remains such a treat. Along with special guest Sanpriti Ireland, we talk about Kat, her over-protective dad, Heath Ledger, and teen movies that don't treat their protagonists like scary humping machines.

You can find Sanpriti on Instagram here! And her Patreon here.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

 

Feb 10, 2021
Fargo with Clementine Ford
1:10:21

A group of men have some feelings, don't know what to do with them, and get everyone around them into a big mess. Sound familiar? We discuss Fargo, what me mean by "straight men", and the great Marge Gunderson with Clementine Ford.

You can find Clementine on Instagram here! And here is Big Sister Hotline!

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Feb 03, 2021
Citizen Ruth with Candace Jane Opper
1:06:32

Is it possible that sometimes folks get so carried away in representing their causes that they overlook the humanity of the people about whom they purport to care? We discuss the criminally underrated Citizen Ruth, the abortion debate, and the heavenly Laura Dern with our wonderful friend Candace Jane Opper.

You can find Candace's book Certain and Impossible Events here!

You can find Candace on Twitter.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Jan 27, 2021
Saw, the Sawniverse, and Sad Dads with Jamelle Bouie
1:42:42

A series about a broken, sad man who expects way way more from everyone around him? Who lives by a convoluted code? The Sawniverse is about a perpetually disappointed dad and all of the kids who break themselves trying to please him. We talk all this and more with Jamelle Bouie!

You can find Jamelle's work here!

You can find Jamelle on Twitter and on Instagram.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter. In this episode Carolyn covered Worms by Viagra Boys. Boys!

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Jan 20, 2021
Magnolia (Dads Can Be Very a Lot) with Emma Copley Eisenberg
1:11:44

We are joined by Emma Copley Eisenberg for a discussion about intersections of fate, Aimee Mann, the enduring beauty of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and one of the most sprawling movies about unpacking dad relationships of all time! Join us as we unpack Magnolia.

You can find Emma's work, included her book The Third Rainbow Girl, here!

You can find Emma on Twitter and on Instagram.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produces the beats for our episodes.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Jan 13, 2021
Teachable Moments, Trauma, and why "Bean Dad" struck a nerve
0:33:26

We meant to take this week off but then a thing happened. Musician, podcaster and public personality John Roderick struck a collective nerve by telling a story about his daughter, beans, and a can opener. In doing so he became known to many as "Bean Dad". We use this surprise phenomenon, and how and why it resonated negatively for many, to talk about "teachable moments", anxiety, trauma and collective PTSD. It's about Bean Dad, sure, but really it's about us all.

We'll be back with our first proper episode of 2021 next week. Magnolia, y'all!

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

Jan 06, 2021
Moonstruck with Madame Clairevoyant
1:16:14

We are joined by Claire Comstock-Gay (AKA Madame Clairevoyant) for a discussion about the cuckoo-bananas masterpiece that is Moonstruck. Fate! Stars! Chaos! Love! Lust! 80s New York! Men are wolves and they are afraid of death. This one has it all!

You can find Claire's horoscope column on The Cut here.

You can find her book Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars here.

You can find Claire on Twitter and on Instagram.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produced the beats in this episode.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Dec 30, 2020
Feeling Feral and Batman Returns
1:17:11

Attention-seeking, resentment, a healthy desire for retribution, and boundless parallels to the Trump debacle. Also, is Batman Returns in fact the most anti-corporate superhero movie ever made? Join Sarah and Alex as they unpack all this and more.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Dec 23, 2020
Abandonment Fears and Home Alone w. Anne Thériault
1:04:34

Join Sarah, Alex and guest Anne Thériault as they discuss abandonment issues and anxieties about the horror of the 'urban' being unleashed upon the suburbs and threatening THE CHILDREN. This week's movie, of course, is Home Alone.

Anne is a feminist writer and author based in Toronto. Why Are Dads has gone international once again!

You can find Anne on Twitter and on Instagram.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

Fresh Lesh produced the beats in this episode.

Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Dec 16, 2020
Oh, Fudge: A Christmas Story w. Mara Wilson
1:05:00

Join Sarah, Alex and guest Mara Wilson as they discuss "gleaming sex", deranged easter bunnies, and Jim Jones' connection to the America portrayed in the 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story.

You can find Mara on Twitter and on Instagram. You can find Mara's book Where Am I Now? here.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. She's also on Twitter.

The Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Dec 09, 2020
Literal holiday madness and Christmas Vacation w. Sovereign Syre
0:58:54

It's a movie about a father who drives himself mad by holding himself to unrealistic holiday expectations, sure, but is it possible that there could be some daddy issues to unpack? Join us and guest Sovereign Syre as we talk about National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

You can find Sovereign on Twitter and on Instagram.

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on TwitterInstagram and Patreon.

The Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

 

Dec 02, 2020
Heroic Dads and Clear and Present Danger w. Jamelle Bouie
0:58:12

Clear and Present Danger is a movie about a CIA agent that stands up to corruption, sure, but is it possible that this movie about a convictions-addled father also has some daddy issues to unpack?

We were joined by very special guest Jamelle Bouie—New York Times columnist and NBC political analyst—to discuss this 1994 political thriller classic.

You can find Jamelle on Twitter and on Instagram (his photos are great!)

Why Are Dads is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Patreon.

The Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here!

This is, we should note, the first time we've had an actual dad guest on the show! AND! It's the first time we've watched a "dad movie". Lots of firsts with Mr. Bouie in this episode. Enjoy!

Nov 25, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Saved by the Bell [Patreon episode]
0:38:58
This is the latest installment of our Patreon-only chats that we wanted to share with y'all because it's the Sunday before Covid Thanksgiving and things are weird! You could probably use a little Bayside in your life, so here we are. If this is the sort of things that appeals to y'all, we have weekly conversations about odds and ends over at our Patreon account. We call these chats "Shootin' the Shit w. Why Are Dads". This week we talked Zack Morris, Richard Belding, and the many dad issues that can be found in the Saved By the Bell universe. Specifically, we talk about the episodes Rent-a-Pop and A Tale of Two Beldings. We recorded this a while back, back before we knew what sort of format Why Are Dads would stick to. The only thing I wish, in retrospect, is that I [Alex] didn't refer to Dustin Diamond as "off the rails". Child stardom is fucked up and kinda (and sometimes very) abusive! On that note, you should totally watch Showbiz Kids, Alex Winter's HBO documentary on child stardom. You can find Why Are Dads here, and on Twitter and Instagram.
Nov 22, 2020
Demystifying Dad and Big Fish with Guest Louisa Smith
0:50:45

Tim Burton's Big Fish is about a man who hopes to get a better sense of who is yarn-spinning father is. Are there larger truths in our parents’ self-constructed myths? In their “amusing lies”? Who were our parents before we were born, anyway? Is it possible to get to know those people?

It's another movie about a dad so on the nose with its themes that it is impossible to open with a pithy line about the issues it offers for unpacking.

Join Sarah, Alex and guest Louisa Smith as they unpack.

Why Are Dads is a show in which we attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as we do with all difficult subject matter, we this by looking through a pop culture lens.

Louisa is on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/louisathelast

Find Why Are Dads online:

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EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:

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Nov 18, 2020
Charismatic con men, grief and The Royal Tenenbaums
1:18:15

We usually tease the episode with some pithy switcheroo about how the movie is about one thing, but is it possible that there are some dad issues to unpack? But this is a movie that refers to an entire family by the dad's name, so join Sarah, Alex and guest Rachel Vorona Cote as they unpack Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums.

Here's Rachel on Twitter, and here is her wonderful book Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today.

We are selling this VERY limited run Why Are Dads shirt through November 18th.

And here we are on Patreon! And Twitter! And Instagram!

Nov 11, 2020
Invisibility AND masculinity in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
1:02:18

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is about a dad who shrinks his kids, sure, but is it possible there are some issues to unpack in a movie in which dad can't see or hear his children? Sarah and Alex discuss and heap loads of love unto Rick Moranis.

As a bit of "reality" counter-programming we decided to expedite our chat about this beloved family classic. It's got Rick Moranis! It's got Antie! It's got big cookies and giant Legos! Turn your brain off for an hour and let's go back to our childhood and then, of course, ruin that trip by taking about how dads can be... a real situation.

Hey! You can find us on:

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Nov 04, 2020
Robot Daddies and Terminator 2 [with Michael Hobbes!]
1:18:26

Terminator 2 is about a boy, his mom, and a killer robot, sure, but is it possible that a movie about a surrogate cyborg father has some daddy issues to unpack? Join Sarah, Alex and Michael Hobbes as we discuss the best movie of 1991.

Our guest Michael Hobbes is a reporter for HuffPost. He is also the co-creator and co-host of You’re Wrong About and Maintenance Phase.

Terminator 2 is a movie about two robots from 2029 to present day [1991] Los Angeles. One is sent by resistance leader John Connor to protect his childhood self from the second robot, which is sent back by Skynet—an AI neural network dedicated to eradicating humans.

The movie follows young John Connor (Edward Furlong), his mother Sarah (Linda Hamilton) and their robot protector (Arnold Schwarzenegger as they try to survive the pursuit of T-1000 (Robert Patrick) while also doing whatever possible to stop the technological developments that will make possible the future human/robot wars.

Oct 28, 2020
Plague, abandonment and Roy Cohn in Angels in America
1:13:12

Angels in America is about plague in the Reagan 80s but could it be possible that there are some daddy issues to dissect in a work about a people abandoned by God? Join Sarah, Alex and Emma as they talk Angels, Roy Cohn and Cohn protege young Donald Trump.

We watched the Mike Nichols adaptation of Tony Kushner’s 1991 play about AIDS and homosexuality in the 1980s. Big, big dad themes.

It follows the lives of two couples, one gay and one straight-ish.

Louis and Prior are our gay couple, and Louis leaves Prior after he is diagnosed with AIDS. And it follows the lives of Joe and Harper Pitt, and Joe’s mom Hannah. They are Mormons having relocated to New York for Joe’s career, and Joe, it turns out, is closeted. Joe works at the law office of Roy Cohn, the McCarthyist lawyer and power broker—also closeted—and we see Cohn struggle through his diagnosis and reconciling his own mortality.

 

Our conversation focuses primarily on Louis, who leaves Prior in the face of his diagnosis, and Cohn, who we wanted to talk about because Donald Trump was, for a brief period anyway, a Cohn protege and really it seems like as character, morality and philosophy go, he made quite an impact on a young Trump. We will also mention Belize, a gay man who is friends with Louis and Prior, and comes to find himself in the often awkward position of being Roy Cohn’s nurse. He is played deliciously by Jeffrey Wright.

Oct 21, 2020
Absentee dads, legacy, Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein
1:22:00

Frankenstein [1931] and Young Frankenstein are about mad scientists who have to come to terms with their creations, sure, but is it possible that movies about men who create monsters have daddy issues to dissect?

Frankenstein is about a man who tries to figure out how to create life without the involvement of his fiancée and—surprise!—he becomes an absentee dad. Young Frankenstein is about a dad who tries the opposite.

Join Sarah and Alex as they discuss.

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Oct 14, 2020
Self-Absorption, Dad and The Squid and the Whale
0:40:22

It’s a cult classic about 1980s Brooklyn intellectuals falling apart at the seams, sure, but Sarah and Alex sort through The Squid and the Whale’s many dad themes and issues.

What happens when mom and dad decide to go their separate ways and everybody has to come to terms with how much of a prick dad has been this whole time?

We were joined by the delightful writer, actor and musician Sean Nelson to discuss The Squid and the Whale, the 2005 Noah Baumbach classic starring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin and Anna Paquin.

Oct 07, 2020
Manhood and Friday
0:23:58

It's a classic 90s stoner comedy, sure, but Sarah and Alex sort through Friday's many dad themes and issues.

What happens when, confronted with bullies and vengeful drug dealers, you feel compelled to stand your ground?

Friday is, of course, the 1995 cult classic. It was written by Ice Cube, who also stars in the film, and was directed by F. Gary Gray. Taking place in South Central LA, it's about Craig, who just got fired from his job on his day off. He spends the day with Smokey (Chris Tucker) who has smoked all the weed he was supposed to sell and subsequently gets in trouble with his supplier, Big Worm. There is a huge, amazing ensemble of characters who come in and out of their lives including Regina King, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny Zeus Lister, and John Witherspoon. Even if you don't know the movie, you certainly have heard some of the sayings and dialogue from it, most famously 'Bye, Felicia' and like literally every one-liner that Chris Tucker says. Oh! You can support us on Patreon here!

 

Sep 30, 2020
Dad issues abound in Top Gun
0:54:18

It's about a handful of guys competing against each other at a top tier Navy flight school, sure, but Sarah, Alex and special guest Clementine Ford unpack Top Gun's dad themes and there is plenty to sort through.

What happens when, haunted by questions about your father's death and legacy, you become the cockiest fighter pilot in the Navy?

Top Gun is, of course, the story of Maverick, Goose, Iceman and a bunch of 1980s cool dudes competing for the Top Gun trophy but it's also stuffed to the brim with dad themes. For Maverick, who grew up haunted by the specter of his father, everyone he encounters becomes—whether he knows it or not—a father figure. We talk all the dad themes, military themes, and—of course—homoeroticism Tony Scott stuffed into this 1986 classic.

 

Sep 23, 2020
Deescalation with Dad... and Kevin Costner
1:04:18

What if dads taught their kids to deescalate rather than to retaliate? To prioritize love over conflict? What if men learned from their trauma, and shared their lessons with their families?

The War is an under-appreciated classic — a kids movie that tries to show the destructive nature of cycles of violence. It is hokey and fantastic, but it dares imagine another way for dads to be. You don’t have to have seen this 1995 Kevin Costner and Elijah Wood vehicle about addressing post-Vietnam trauma to appreciate our conversation about this movie, which has a little something for everyone. And we are joined by friend of the show Kasai Richardson, a writer and educator who knows this movie well because it was a staple in his family. The War helped Kasai to better understand his own father’s struggles with trauma and post traumatic stress.

This one was a joy.

Sep 16, 2020
Surviving Dad and A Nightmare on Elm Street
1:06:35

It’s about a lascivious dream demon, sure, but Sarah and Alex unpack Nightmare on Elm Street’s Dad themes and there is plenty to sort through.

What happens when you realize that your parents' self-serving attempts at keeping you safe push you even further into harm’s way? And when you find yourself on the hook for their sins?

Nightmare on Elm Street is, of course, the story of Nancy Thompson—a teenage girl who is stalked by Freddy Krueger, a burned man equipped with razor-like fingers. She learns that the demon was once a man in their neighborhood, a man named Freddy known for murdering children, who—after getting free on a legal loophole, was burned to death by a gang of local parents. These parents include her mother, who is now a drunk, and her father, who is an unfeeling cop. Freddy attacks and kills her friends Tina and Rod, and eventually her boyfriend Glen, and she is tasked with surviving.

Beyond that, Nightmare on Elm Street comes out at an extraordinarily fascinating time—it’s right around when America’s obsession with serial killers is starting to mature and when the Satanic Panic is beginning to take shape. If you follow Sarah’s work generally, particularly her writing on Ted Bundy for The Believer or her and Michael Hobbes' work on You’re Wrong About, you know that all of these factors play heavily into her areas of interest, and this is a great companion piece to a lot of her existing body of work. Also, thanks to feedback we received on Twitter regarding where slasher movies intersect with the popularity of serial killers in popular media, we recorded an additional piece for this episode and so what you’re hearing here is actually base don two conversations.

There are so many accompanying texts that you might be interested in, from the Michelle Remembers episodes of You’re Wrong About to articles form Psychology Today, and you can find all of those in the show notes. And one other note is that the McMartin Case, which Sarah will mention later in the episode, is one of the initial phenomena that would metastasize into what we now know into the Satanic Panic.

If you want to dive further into the cultural context, or refresh what you already know:

Why Are Dads is produced by Carolyn Kendrick with support from Knack Factory. It was created by Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed.

Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed are Executive Producers.

Sep 09, 2020
Disappointing Dad and Dirty Dancing
0:57:50

It’s about dancing, sure, but Sarah and Alex unpack Dirty Dancing’s dad themes and there is plenty to sort through.

What happens when you disappoint your father by putting his own ethical code into action? A young woman gets radicalized and dance becomes a metaphor for sex and revolution. Dirty Dancing is, of course, the 1987 Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze oft-maligned “chick flick” that is about dancing, yes, but also lefty politics, reproductive rights, and—if you’re Sarah—imagining Jerry Orbach’s nipples.

We are lucky to be joined in this conversation by our friend the wonderful Candace Opper.

Original music by Carolyn Kendrick, who also produced the episode. Additional beats provided by Funky Fresh Lesh.

 

 

Sep 02, 2020
Emotional Intimacy and Jaws
0:47:14

It is about a shark, sure, but Sarah and Alex unpack Jaws' Big Dad Energy by looking at its larger themes in the context of their own experiences with fathers and dads.

Jaws, of course, is Steven Spielberg’s wildly popular 1975 adaptation of Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel. The film is about at least one literal dad: Brody. And it’s about other men who remind us of our respective dads, sorting through their egos and masculinity while in pursuit of this shark.

Sarah is also the co-host of You're Wrong About.

Alex is also the host of Nashville Demystified.

This episode was produced with support from and overside by Mary Dooe. It was produced by Carolyn Kendrick.

Original intro song and interpretations of 'Show Me the Way' to Go Home and 'Spanish Ladies' by Carolyn Kendrick. Other original music by Mosart Nunez.

Aug 26, 2020
Hey! This is the trailer.
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Sarah Marshall [You're Wrong About] and Alex Steed [Nashville Demystified] attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

They try to understand their own dads, their relationships with those dads—and very possibly your relationship with your dad—by looking at fatherhood, and masculinity in television, film, and other popular [and unpopular] media.

There are a lot of podcasts about being a dad. This is not that.

This is dad crit.

Produced by Carolyn Kendrick and Alex Steed for Knack Factory.

Aug 17, 2020