On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them "feel seen." It's about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, "That's me!" It's an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.
Raúl Castillo on 'The Outsiders'
Rahul Kohli on 'The Karate Kid'
Daniel LaRusso scraps, smarts off, puts in the work, and somehow wins the day.
Paul Feig on 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'
The director/producer behind FREAKS AND GEEKS, BRIDESMAIDS, A SIMPLE FAVOR, and more tells us why Spielberg's freaky 1977 classic was a dream come true for a geeky teen moviegoer.
David Bizzaro on 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'
An Emmy-winning puppeteer talks about finally seeing himself on screen
Nyla Innuksuk on 'The Green Knight'
The director of SLASH/BACK (wherein teenage girls in a remote Arctic town fight an alien invasion) shares her unexpected quest, facing death head-on, and making peace with imperfection.
Lucky McKee on 'Mean Streets'
Harvey Keitel’s Charlie tries to keep the peace in Scorsese’s deeply personal third feature .
A total delight
Jordan Crucchiola is delightful to listen to— whipsmart, thoughtful and exuding positivity. She gets the best guests— often from something I’ve just seen or have been dying to see (e.g. Mariama Diallo, director of MASTER; Jasmin Savoy Brown, one of the stars of YELLOWJACKETS; Isabelle Fuhrman, star of THE NOVICE) and eagerly explores with them a piece of art that made them feel seen. I look forward to this podcast and always learn something!
Generally great content, lackluster for a POC
I first heard of this podcast through an ad on another podcast. It sounded interesting: the topics seemed great and the host sounded engaging. The only issue was that the ad itself referenced talking about "Southeast Asian" representation when talking about things like Harold and Kumar and with an South Asian guest speaker. But I gave it the benefit of the doubt thinking "hey, maybe they did indeed share interesting factoids or ideas about Southeast Asian representation." So I gave the advertised episode (as well as a couple more episodes) a listen. Turns out, the podcast got South Asian and Southeast Asian confused; which wouldn't be so bad if the podcast wasn't all about progressive ideas, representation, deconstructing stigma and stereotypes, etc (all valueable and great themes), which makes me feel like the podcast falls short of what it tries to represent. Yes, this is a very very small detail to most listeners (or may be completely invisible), but it was extremely disappointing, and would be disappointing to anyone who is aware of the differences in Asian regional cultures. Perhaps it may be helpful to have a more diverse podcast team/staff to catch diverse details that otherwise slip through the cracks; otherwise, more and more of your viewers will slip through the cracks.
I love the germ of this podcast. My only constructive feedback for JC is to stop interrupting or injecting “mmhmm”s as your guests speak. Will def keep listening!