25 episodes

Each episode we will watch an actors highest and lowest rated films from IMDb and figure out which one we actually preferred? They can’t all be that bad, right?
Find us on Instagram and Twitter @betterbadpod

Hosted by Jess (@jess_rolland on Twitter/@jessrolland on Instagram)

Better Than Bad‪?‬ Jessica Rolland

    • TV & Film

Each episode we will watch an actors highest and lowest rated films from IMDb and figure out which one we actually preferred? They can’t all be that bad, right?
Find us on Instagram and Twitter @betterbadpod

Hosted by Jess (@jess_rolland on Twitter/@jessrolland on Instagram)

    Mads Mikkelsen w/ James: The Hunt vs. Exit

    Mads Mikkelsen w/ James: The Hunt vs. Exit

    In this episode, host Jess (@jess_rolland) is joined by James (@roddersj04) to discuss Mads Mikkelsen's highest and lowest rated films! Listen to them discuss The Hunt and Exit and find out which one was their favourite.

    You can follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @betterbadpod

    • 54 min
    Timothee Chalamet w/ Brett: Dune vs. The Adderall Diaries

    Timothee Chalamet w/ Brett: Dune vs. The Adderall Diaries

    In this episode, host Jess (@jess_rolland) is joined by returning guest Brett (@BHerlingshaw) to discuss Timothee Chalamet's highest and lowest-rated films! Listen to them discuss Dune and The Adderall Diaries and find out their favourite. 

    You can follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @betterbadpod

    • 57 min
    Melissa McCarthy w/ Clare: St. Vincent vs. Cook Off

    Melissa McCarthy w/ Clare: St. Vincent vs. Cook Off

    In this episode, host Jess (@jess_rolland) is joined by Clare (@clareellenhope) to discuss Melissa McCarthy's highest and lowest-rated films! Listen to them discuss St. Vincent and Cook off and find out their favourite. 

    You can follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @betterbadpod

    • 57 min
    Emma Thompson w/ Nicole: In The Name of the Father vs. Junior

    Emma Thompson w/ Nicole: In The Name of the Father vs. Junior

    In this episode, host Jess (@jess_rolland) is joined by Nicole (@nicoleackman16) to discuss Emma Thompson's highest and lowest-rated films! Listen to them discuss In The Name of the Father and Junior. and find out their favourite. 

    You can follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @betterbadpod

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Greta Gerwig w/ Billie: Frances Ha vs. Lola vs

    Greta Gerwig w/ Billie: Frances Ha vs. Lola vs

    In this episode host Jess (@jess_rolland) is joined by Billie (@billiemelissa_) to discuss Greta Gerwig's highest and lowest-rated films! Listen to them discuss Frances Ha and Lola Vs. and find out their favourite. 

    You can follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @betterbadpod

    Want to be a guest? Head to our Twitter page and drop us a DM telling us which actor you'd like to discuss.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Portrayal of Beauty Standards in Film - Part 2: Industry Discussion w/ Zoë Wells

    The Portrayal of Beauty Standards in Film - Part 2: Industry Discussion w/ Zoë Wells

    *TRIGGER WARNING* The following episode includes discussions of weight and body image issues, as well as brief mentions of disordered eating, please proceed with caution if any of these issues are triggering to you.

    In this special edition two part episode host @jess_rolland discusses the way that beauty standards are portrayed in Film. For part 2, Jess was joined by Zoë Wells (@ZoeWells_) to discuss the acting industry and their experiences with beauty standards within the industry.



    Research links:

    CNN Health article "The history of the ‘ideal’ woman and where that has left us": https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/07/health/body-image-history-of-beauty-explainer-intl/index.html

    Book: Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings: https://amzn.eu/d/iAvzCss

    The Body Positivity Movement Is Not So Positive Anymore... by Salem Tovar https://youtu.be/JGlbifiP4ig

    Euphoria has a diversity issue *video essay* by Moe Black https://youtu.be/2PDOclSa6Eo

    LA Times Article "Sarah Paulson has regrets about playing Linda Tripp."  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2021-08-26/sarah-paulson-linda-tripp-american-crime-story-impeachment



    If you wish to discuss any of these issues further please feel free to reach out to the podcast at @betterbadpod on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 1 hr 14 min

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