A thing I love when other creators do, but struggle to do myself, is what I call ‘showing the work.’ Making visible the kind of things that are often invisible – how something happened, why a decision was made, etc. It shows a less polished version of things (or, at least, how the rough edges […]
We’re talking about the prolific YA author, Sarah Dessen! Dessen published her first novel in 1996 and as of 2019 has published 14* novels (*in the intro to this episode I mistakenly say 20- apologies!). She’s won numerous awards for her work, had two of her novels combined into the film How to Deal, and […]
We’re talking about Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn! Christina Brown joins me to dig into this fast-paced, femme comic book movie. About Birds of Prey Harley Quinn is having a rough time after her breakup with the Joker. Thrown out into the mean streets of Gotham City, she reinvents herself […]
We’re talking about our favorite biological identicals and the people who love, created, and try to murder them! Returning guest Julian Lejbman helps me dissect the BBC America sci-f thriller Orphan Black. The first part is light on spoilers so it shouldn’t ruin anything if you haven’t seen the show or have only seen parts. […]
We’re boldly going where no man has gone before and talking Star Trek! Returning guest, Allison Arcos, joins me to talk about the CBS All Access show, Star Trek: Picard. We had so much to say that I split our conversation into two parts. In part one we talk about the world of Picard and […]
Chelsee: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the second season of Casually Obsessed. I’m your host, Chelsee Bergen. And I am really excited to be sharing with you a conversation with my dear friend, Bill Friday. In addition to being a poet and a baseball enthusiast, Bill is also a noir know-it-all so it only seemed […]
We’re talking smart mouthed teen detective, Veronica Mars! Since Veronica Mars has had a few different iterations along the way we decided to focus part one of our conversation on the first three seasons of the show. We talk about the movie and season four in part two. Here you’ll find notes for the things […]
I asked listeners to call in and talk about a few pieces of pop culture that have been helping them cope with the stress and isolation of COVID-19.
Zan Romanoff and I are talking about Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo! This adult fantasy novel images that each of Yale’s Ancient Eight secret societies practices a different form of magic.
If you want quick access to the books and links mentioned in this episode rather than the complete transcript, visit the show notes. Chelsee: [00:00:00] I’m Chelsee Bergen. I’m here with Julian Lejbman and we’re talking about our casual obsession with Casey McQuiston’s Red, White and Royal Blue. Casey McQuiston lives at the intersection of […]