This Movie Changed Me
By On Being Studios
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One fan talking about the transformative power of one movie. This Movie Changed Me offers an unexpected take on pop culture, transporting listeners inside the world of movies by celebrating our intimate relationships with them. It’s not a movie review podcast; it’s a conversation. Hosted by Lily Percy with new episodes bi-weekly.
||ExplicitThe Joy Luck Club — Amy S. Choi||You don’t see many Asian leads in Western cinema, that’s why The Joy Luck Club’s all-Asian cast was so radical. Its portrayal of complicated mother-daughter relationships and the immigrant experience spoke to Amy Choi as a child — and again as a||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKill Bill: Volume 2 — Lauren Wilford||Movie characters can rewrite the possibilities for our lives. That’s what Uma Thurman’s role as The Bride did for Lauren Wilford. The character redefined Lauren’s idea of femininity — helping her find her inner strength, determination, and persi||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWings of Desire — Gustavo Santaolalla||For Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, the classic German film Wings of Desire transformed how he makes music. It showed him the value of silence and space in sound—qualities he embraced in his music for movies like Brokeback Mountain and Bab||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBend It Like Beckham — Rajpreet Heir||As an Indian-British-American girl, Rajpreet Heir didn’t feel like she fit anywhere. But Bend It Like Beckham spoke to her across continents. The movie helped her embrace an important truth — that she was never defined by a single identity.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNow, Voyager — Angelica Jade Bastién||Complex portrayals of women with mental illness are rare. But that’s what Vulture’s Angelica Jade Bastién saw in the Bette Davis feature Now, Voyager. Angelica says the movie saved her life, giving her hope and encouraging her own healing.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Big Lebowski — Scott Oliver||Looking for some chill in life? For the 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski, Scott Oliver talks about how the movie helped him keep perspective in a time of chaos. In typical Dude fashion, he remembered “nothing is f***ed,” even if it felt that way||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou Can Count On Me — Hrishikesh Hirway||Siblings. Love or hate them, if you had one — or many — odds are they played a big role in your life. Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway talks about his relationship with his sister, and how You Can Count On Me shaped the type of brother he wanted||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWonder Woman — Jacki Zehner||From bodybuilding to thriving in the male-dominated Goldman Sachs, Jacki Zehner turned to Wonder Woman to become the leader she is today. In leading a campaign to bring her hero to the big screen, Jacki embodied the power of women to change the world.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ox-Bow Incident — Rubén Blades||Movies can fundamentally shape the course of our work. That’s how the 1940s noir-Western The Ox-Bow Incident transformed salsa musician-activist-lawyer Rubén Blades. It taught him it wasn’t enough to speak about justice — he had to defend its ide||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterstellar — Jamie Berube||What movie helps you reckon with the loss of a loved one? Jamie Berube turned to Interstellar to cope with the death of her father. Matthew McConaughey’s character showed that her father’s love was still alive, beyond the dimensions of time and spac||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToy Story — Charles Pope||Toy Story helped Monsignor Charles Pope through a time of personal crisis. From ego to failure to self-acceptance, Charles Pope embraced his inner Buzz Lightyear and in the process, himself.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBridget Jones’s Diary — Samantha Powell||For Samantha Powell, the pressure to be the perfect adult felt like a stranglehold. But this all changed with Bridget Jones’s Diary. The movie loosened the grip of perfectionism, and taught her she didn’t need to be flawless to be happy.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAvalon — Anthony Breznican||What movie mirrors your life so perfectly you think it was made about you? For Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican, that film is Avalon. The story of a Jewish immigrant family reminds him that families are so much more alike than they are differe||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoyhood — Naomi Shihab Nye||Naomi Shihab Nye uncovers poetry in the everyday, an art practiced in Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age classic, Boyhood. Naomi found herself “living inside” the movie — seeing her daydreaming-childhood-self and life as a mother on screen.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDan in Real Life — Sharon Salzberg||Love is an ability, not just a feeling. Dan in Real Life brought this lesson home for meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. The story of Steve Carell’s flawed but loveable character echoed Sharon’s own work — to realize love as a capacity within our||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOrdinary People — Steve Almond||Dear Sugars’ Steve Almond talks about the liberating vulnerability of this Robert Redford classic. It taught him to embrace the complexity and pain in his own family, and in the process, move towards a more meaningful life.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSay Anything — Hadley Freeman||Sexual tension? Romance? Teen angst? Sounds like a typical ’80s movie. But The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman says Say Anything is different, even radical, in its portrayal of women and men as friends.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — Chaitanya Kumar||If you could, would you erase memories of past lovers? This idea is at the heart of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Chaitanya Kumar says he wouldn't. Still, the movie made him rethink the way we experience and remember love.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou've Got Mail — Casper ter Kuile||Harry Potter and the Sacred Text’s Casper ter Kuile talks about this classic Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movie, one he always watches with a pint of ice cream. It shaped the world he longed for as a 14-year-old, and later on, even the kind of man he would marr||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Nightmare Before Christmas — Ashley C. Ford||The Nightmare Before Christmas helped writer Ashley C. Ford accept life’s imperfections. As a kid, the movie taught her that it was okay to be different and to embrace the weird and the creepy.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope — David Greene||David Greene, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and Up First, shares how Star Wars: Episode IV instilled a sense of wanderlust and adventure in his life and ultimately made him want to become a foreign correspondent.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThis Movie Changed Me — Trailer||A sneak peek into This Movie Changed Me, a new podcast from On Being Studios hosted by Lily Percy.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Glad I found this podcast
Really love the range of guests and films discussed. The episode on Kill Bill Vol 2 made me want to revisit the film and see The Bride through some different lenses. I can’t wait for the next season.
This is a great podcast! So much fun and a great way to remember movies!
Breath of fresh air
This podcast is a wonderful reminder of humanity in between all the news headlines I've been taking in. Thank you for a welcomed breath of fresh air!