20 episodes

Talking about the films, TV shows, books or music which people go to again and again to feel safe, happy and welcome.
"Brilliant... A lovely listen" - Sunday Times
"Highly recommended" - The Week
Presented and produced by Joel Morris.
Part of the Cheese And Pickle family of podcasts.

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Talking about the films, TV shows, books or music which people go to again and again to feel safe, happy and welcome.
"Brilliant... A lovely listen" - Sunday Times
"Highly recommended" - The Week
Presented and produced by Joel Morris.
Part of the Cheese And Pickle family of podcasts.

Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Better Call Saul - with Will Maclean

    Better Call Saul - with Will Maclean

    In a special bonus episode, recorded one week before the finale of the show, writer Will Maclean (The Apparition Phase) talks about Breaking Bad prequel 'Better Call Saul' and asks what comfort we find in the suspense of a long-form premium drama, and whether we can ever revisit it for the same comfort again.
    PSA: Obviously this episode is about a six-season storyline and though we’ve edited out as many “spoilers” as possible (and a prequel is technically hard to spoil) there are references to plot. You may prefer not to listen if you’re saving Better Call Saul to watch later.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Muriel's Wedding - with Sarah Kendall

    Muriel's Wedding - with Sarah Kendall

    Writer and comedian Sarah Kendall (Frayed, Australian Trilogy, Taskmaster) talks about the comforts of PJ Hogan's smash hit 1994 comedy film Muriel's Wedding and the art of telling authentic, affecting stories using big, stupid jokes.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    A Year In Provence - with Marianne Levy

    A Year In Provence - with Marianne Levy

    Author and journalist Marianne Levy talks about the warm-stone-and-fine-cheese comforts of Peter Mayle's 1989 travel writing blockbuster A Year In Provence.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Terminator - with Jenny Colgan

    Terminator - with Jenny Colgan

    Novelist Jenny Colgan talks about the killer-robot comforts of The Terminator, the original and best, and how underneath its kick-ass action movie surface, there are some surprising mechanisms at work.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Frasier - with Zarah Hussain

    Frasier - with Zarah Hussain

    Artist Zarah Hussain talks about finding comfort for herself (and her kids) in sophisticated 90s sitcom Frasier, and the universal lessons that lurk beneath the surface Seattle snobbery.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook - with Paul Litchfield

    Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook - with Paul Litchfield

    Comedian and writer Paul Litchfield (The Trap, Smershpod) brings in a magical tome filled with comforting charts and tables and goblins: Gary Gygax's Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook, the classic gateway drug for tabletop role-playing games.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Clancyrat ,

Super comforting

Hello! I found this podcast when I was super anxious and trying to find something to calm down and listen to, well this worked perfectly and I’ll continue to listen as episodes come out!

It you’re wanting something slow to listen and relax to or to help distract yourself this is the perfect podcast for you, even If you don’t know much about films ❤️

Claudia Jean's Pajamas ,

Real comfort listen

Equal parts joyous and articulate, entertainment experts happily revel in the guests' chosen comfort watch/listen/read. So satisfying and heartening to hear very smart people dig deep into something to explain just why it's as lovely as it is.

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