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The stories we watch on television and at the movies can impact the stories of our own lives. Each week we’ll hear stories from real people all over the world about the ways their favorite tv and movies have shaped them. Featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Cara Buono, Bobby Berk and more.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.3, 88 Ratings

The stories we watch on television and at the movies can impact the stories of our own lives. Each week we’ll hear stories from real people all over the world about the ways their favorite tv and movies have shaped them. Featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Cara Buono, Bobby Berk and more.

    Because I Watched Sex Education

    Because I Watched Sex Education

    Asking your mom about sex can be weird. This Israeli journalist vows to make it anything but for her teenage son.

    This essay was written and read by Sara Benincasa

    • 18 min
    Because I Watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    Because I Watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before

    One Korean-American woman finally sees herself reflected in a romantic lead, and learns to embrace all the parts of her identity.

    This essay is read by Anna Cathcart, who plays Kitty on To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

    • 12 min
    Because I Watched Orange is the New Black

    Because I Watched Orange is the New Black

    An Egyptian woman struggles with her identity as a lesbian in a country that denies her existence. A mysterious stranger and the ladies of Litchfield help her find her way.

    This week’s essay is read by Dascha Polanco, who plays Daya in Orange is the New Black.

    • 26 min
    Because I Watched Grace and Frankie

    Because I Watched Grace and Frankie

    As a woman, being a standup comedian in India is not the norm. But Fatima finds inspiration and courage from two onscreen funny women and gives it a go.

    This week’s essay is read by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who play Grace and Frankie on Grace and Frankie.

    • 21 min
    Because I Watched: Holiday Trailer

    Because I Watched: Holiday Trailer

    We'll be taking a short break for the holidays, but don't worry! We'll be back in the new year with more stories.
    Happy Holidays!

    • 39 sec
    Because I Watched Stranger Things

    Because I Watched Stranger Things

    Four Texas teachers transport their students to 1980s Hawkins, Indiana where they encounter demogorgons, the Upside Down, and a newfound confidence in their studies.

    This week’s essay is read by Cara Buono, who plays Karen Wheeler in Stranger Things.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

SantaClausIndiana ,

The Crown

The episode about The Crown is utterly charming and dear. I plan to listen to more episodes

BigAl724 ,

Amazing

The Stranger Things episode is incredible! Such a cool way to get kids to learn while also enjoying the fun of Stranger Things too. If you love Stranger Things this is definitely worth a listen! 🙃

carp5150 ,

The ads sucked

I listen to advertisements for all kinds of podcasts, but this is dated and boring. A dating game show where 2 crazy women try to win love or go back to jail? Seriously, that is just lazy, unfunny, and boring.

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