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.
Introducing: Now On Netflix
Not sure what to watch tonight? We’ve got you covered! Now on Netflix is your go-to source for what’s premiering this week on Netflix – and why you won’t want to miss it. Presented in collaboration with Tudum.com, the Netflix site dedicated to fans. In this premiere episode of Now on Netflix, executive editor Henry Goldblatt is joined by writer Tara Bitran to preview the upcoming second season of Heartstopper. Plus, they share their recommendations for other great teen dramas and run through the top ten tv shows of the week.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The episode about The Crown is utterly charming and dear. I plan to listen to more episodes
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! 🙃
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.