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Emily and Amanda are here to chat all things books, movies, and TV shows. In each episode Amanda recaps the books she read (She Reads) and Emily recaps the TV and films she watched (She Watches) from the previous month.

At the end of every episode we share a Must Read Book and Must Watch suggestion.

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Emily and Amanda are here to chat all things books, movies, and TV shows. In each episode Amanda recaps the books she read (She Reads) and Emily recaps the TV and films she watched (She Watches) from the previous month.

At the end of every episode we share a Must Read Book and Must Watch suggestion.

    Episode 9: Our December Book, Movie, and TV Recap + Streaming Picks

    Episode 9: Our December Book, Movie, and TV Recap + Streaming Picks

    Emily and Amanda are here to chat all things books, movies, and TV shows. 



    You’ll hear our Top 3 books and movies we enjoyed in December. We had a lot of opinions about the new Little Women movie! Next, we spill the beans on a few shows and movies that didn’t make our Top 3 lists in our Mentionables segment. Neither of us have finished watching The Irishman. 



    Our streaming picks for HULU, Amazon Prime, and Netflix will help you from endlessly scrolling trying to find something to watch at home. Emily has great dramatic movie picks and Amanda discusses her favorite comedies.



    Our Must Watch movie is a classic that shouldn’t be missed and our Must Read Book is about a sarcastic droid that only wants to binge-watch its shows.



    We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed! You can find us online here:



    Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 



    Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 



    As always, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 







    Top 3 Films and Books 



    1:45 Ford v Ferrari – movie



    2:37 Christian Bale – actor 



    2:49 Noah Jupe – actor



    3:38 The Lager Queen of Minnesota – book 



    5:45 2019 Little Women – movie 



    6:15 1994 Little Women – movie 



    7:00 Saoirse Ronan – actor 



    7:03 Florence Pugh – actor 



    7:38 Eliza Scanlin – actor 



    9:48 Laura Dern – actor 



    11:15 Black Widow – movie 



    11:30 Midsommer – movie 



    15:15 His Majesty’s Dragon – book 



    16:42 Spinning Silver – book 



    16:43 Uprooted – book 



    17:56 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – movie 



    21:10 John Williams – composer 



    23:50 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – movie 



    25:20 Onward – movie 



    25:21 1917 – movie 



    25:56 In The Heights – movie 



    26:18 Music to My Years – book 



    Mentionables 



    29:30 Honey Boy – movie 



    30:28 Shia LeBouf – actor 



    30:42 White Dragon – TV series 



    31:29 It’s a Wonderful Life – movie 



    32:15 The Nightmare Before Christmas – movie 



    32:52 The Witcher – TV series 



    33:58 Henry Cavill – actor 



    33:59 – The Count of Monte Cristo – movie 



    34:10 The Irishman – movie 



    34:50 Goodfellas – movie 



    35:15 Mad Max: Fury Road – movie 



    36:39 John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch – tv show



    Streaming Picks 



    38:40 Wild Rose – movie 



    40:01 The Bold Type – TV show 



    41:45 You Were Never Really Here – movie 



    43:22 Walk the Line – movie



    43:30 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – TV show



    45:30 Marriage Story – movie



    47:38 Scarlett Johansson – actor 



    47:39 Lost In The Translation – movie 



    48:56 Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy – comedy special 



    49:24 Seth Meyer’s Lobby Baby – comedy special



    Must Read and Must Watch 



    50:50 1994 Little Women – movie 



    52:53 All Systems Red – book 

    • 55 min
    Episode 08: Our November Book & Film Recap + Streaming Picks

    Episode 08: Our November Book & Film Recap + Streaming Picks

    Emily and Amanda are here to chat all things books, movies, and TV shows. 



    You’ll hear our Top 3 books and films/TV shows we enjoyed in November. Next, we spill the beans on a few things that didn’t make our Top 3 lists in our Mentionables segment. 



    Our streaming picks for HULU, Amazon Prime, and Netflix will help you from endlessly scrolling trying to find something to watch at home. If you love a good Rom Com, then you definitely want to tune in!  



    Our Must Watch movie is an approachable Western everyone should watch and our Must Read Book is a delightful, imaginative fantasy with a gorgeous cover.  



    We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed! You can find us online here:



    Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 



    Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 



    As always, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 



    Books, TV shows, and Films



    1:54 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – movie



    3:22 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – movie



    3:57 The Americans – TV show



    4:10 Jennifer Garner – actor



    4:30 Cate Blanchett – actor



    4:59 One Day in December – book



    5:49 HULU’s Four Weddings and a Funeral – TV miniseries



    8:04 Parasite – movie



    10:34 Hunt for the Wilderpeople – movie



    10:47 The Starless Sea – book



    10:55 The Night Circus – book



    12:53 The Mandalorian – TV show



    13:12 Star Wars – movies



    17:10 24 – TV show



    17:42 Mad Men – TV Show



    18:22 Pumpkinheads – book



    Mentionables



    20:40 Frozen II – movie



    21:40 How to Train Your Dragon – movie



    24:22 Rocky – movie



    25:12 Creed – movie



    25:16 Mary Queen of Scots – movie



    27:00 Good Omens – TV Show



    27:48 Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy – movie



    28:00 Last Christmas – movie



    28:13 The Family Stone – movie



    29:28 The Knight Before Christmas – movie



    30:40 Crazy Stupid Love – movie



    Streaming Picks



    Hulu



    31:52 Veronica Mars – TV show



    33:30 Younger – TV show



    Amazon Prime



    35:00 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – movie



    35:12 The Florida Project – movie



    36:50 You’ve Got Mail – movie



    Netflix



    38:48 Room – movie



    40:14 Little Things – TV show



    Must Watch & Must Read



    41:43: True Grit (2010) – movie



    42:32 Roger Deakins – cinematographer



    43:22 The Ten Thousand Doors of January – book



    45:47 Jared Harris – actor

    • 47 min
    Episode 07: Our October Book & Film Recap + Streaming Picks + Aliens

    Episode 07: Our October Book & Film Recap + Streaming Picks + Aliens

    Emily and Amanda want to help you spend your entertainment time wisely. Episode 7 is chock full of great books, TV, and film suggestions! 



    First we share our Top 3 books and films from the month of October. In our Mentionables segment we dish on why a few things didn’t make our top 3 lists. *cough* HULU’s Four Weddings and a Funeral isn’t great. 



    We’ve added a new segment to the show! Can’t make it to a movie theater? Then you’ll want to tune in to our top picks from the streaming apps HULU, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. 



    At the end of the episode both our Must Read Book and a Must Watch suggestions share an alien theme. 



    We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed! If you have a suggestion you would like for us to read or watch you can share them with us online. You can comment below or find us online.



    Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 



    Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 



    Thank you for listening!



    Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 



    Books, TV shows, and Films



    2:19 Prisoners – movie



    4:18 Blade Runner 2049 – movie



    5:10 Children of Blood and Bone – book



    6:50 Children of Virtue and Vengeance – book



    8:10 Transit – movie



    10:05 Beartown – book



    11:34 A Man Called Ove – book



    12:45 Jojo Rabbit – movie



    13:37 Hunt for the Wilderpeople – movie



    18:38 Foundryside – book



    20:09 The Maze Runner – book



    20:24 Battlestar Galactica – TV show



    Mentionables



    21:09 Stoker – movie



    22:19 HULU’s Four Weddings and a Funeral – miniseries



    22:50 Knotting Hill, Love Actually, About Time, Richard Curtis



    24:10 The Shining – movie



    24:43 Doctor Sleep – movie



    25:42 Psycho – movie



    24:59 Ready Player One – movie



    25:57 The Terminator – movie



    26:55 Star Wars Ep I,II, IX – movie



    28:20 Binge Mode Star Wars Podcast



    29:50 Crashing – TV Show



    30:05 Fleabag Season 2 – TV Show



    Streaming Picks



    31:40 Parks and Rec – TV Show



    31:47 Alan Sepinwall’s Streaming Wars Article



    32:20 Minding the Gap – HULU



    33:38 Brooklyn 99 – HULU



    35:05 Friday Night Lights – Prime



    35:24 Parenthood – TV Show



    37:03 Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong – Prime



    38:31 Unbelievable – Netflix



    39:54 Billy on the Street – Netflix



    Must Read & Must Watch



    42:07 Arrival – movie



    44:48 Hillbilly Elegy – movie



    45:22 Skyward – book



    Cheers!

    • 49 min
    Episode 06: September Mentionables + October Preview

    Episode 06: September Mentionables + October Preview

    After sharing our top picks from September in Episode 5 we share our real and raw opinions of all the other books, TV shows, and movies we read and watched in September. 



    We also talk about whether or not you can eat chips in a movie theater and what are some of our favorite modern westerns. 



    At the end of the episode we speculate about the TV series, films, and books we are anticipating in October. 



    We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed. If you have a suggestion you would like for us to read or watch you can share them with us online. 



    Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads 



    Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 



    Thank you for listening!



    Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 



    Books, TV shows, and Films



    0:38 City of Girls – book



    0:56 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – book 



    1:24 Billy Elliot – movie 



    2:20 A Door in the Wall – book



    3:42 Faults – movie 



    4:43 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – movie



    5:35 Survivor: The Islands of the Idols – TV show 



    6:15 Dalton Ross’ EW Survivor Recaps



    6:37 The Amazing Race – TV show 



    7:28 Hostiles – movie 



    8:30 Gone Girl – movie 



    9:38 True Grit – movie 



    9:56 Road House – movie 



    10:28 I Am Patrick Swayze – documentary 



    10:56 Ken Burn’s Country – TV mini-series 



    11:35 Kelly Clarkson Show – TV Show 



    11:55 Kelly Clarkson covering Lizzo’s Juice – TV clip 



    12:20 Kelly Clarkson and Downton Abbey – TV clip 



    12:22 Carnival Row – TV Show



    12:38 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – movie



    13:56 Ad Astra – movie 



    16:00 Wild Rose – movie 



    16:36 Begin Again – movie 



    17:15 JoJo Rabbit – movie 



    17:36 Hunt For the Wilderpeople – movie



    17:38 What We Do In The Shadows – movie



    17:42 Beartown – book 



    17:48 Children of Blood and Bone – book 



    18:36 Lucy In The Sky – movie 



    19:08 Legion – TV Show 



    19:38 Yesterday – movie 



    19:59 Late Night – movie 



    20:24 Salt to the Sea – book 



    20:40 The Fountains of Silence – book 



    21:00 Ashes in the Snow – movie 



    21:50 State of Wonder – book 

    • 23 min
    Episode 05: Our Top 3 Books and Films from September 2019

    Episode 05: Our Top 3 Books and Films from September 2019

    We want to help you spend your entertainment time wisely. In this episode Amanda shares her Top 3 books (She Reads) and Emily shares her Top 3 movies (She Watches) from the month of September. We end the episode with a Must Read Book and Must Watch suggestion. 



    Is the The Goldfinch a good movie? Which Alfred Hitchcock film should you start with? We answer these questions and highlight a creative Science Fiction novella, a fast-paced Historical Fiction novel, and an Epic Fantasy. 



    Our Must Watch TV show explores a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Our Must Read book is a fantasy series that is being adapted into a movie.



    We’d love to hear your suggestions for movies and books that we should read and watch so we can discuss them in a future episode!



    You can find us online here:



    Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads 



    Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 



    Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and film we mentioned in this episode. 



    Thank you for listening! 



    Drinks



    Emily – Elysian Savage Journey Rye IPA



    Amanda – Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat Beer 



    Books, TV shows, and Films 



    1:38 The Goldfinch – movie 



    5:24 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – book 



    6:44 Daisy Jones and the Six – book



    7:40 Downton Abbey – movie 



    10:00 This Is How You Lose the Time War – book



    11:55 Shadow of a Doubt – movie 



    13:50 Rear Window – movie 



    14:12 The Birds – movie 



    14:35 Psycho – movie 



    15:00 Magician: Apprentice – book 



    18:01 The Man in the High Castle – TV show 



    21:22 A Darker Shade of Magic – book

    • 24 min
    Episode 04: August Mentionables + September Preview

    Episode 04: August Mentionables + September Preview

    After sharing our Top 3 books and movies from August in Episode 3 we discuss all the other books, TV shows, and movies we enjoyed or didn’t enjoy in August. 



    Finally, we share the TV series, films, and books we are excited to watch and read in September. 



    We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed. If you have a suggestion you would like for us to read or watch you can share them with us on Twitter: Amanda at @AmandaEspi and Emily at @lonely_tourist.



    Thank you for listening!



    Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 



    Show Notes 



    0:36 The Farewell – movie



    2:29 Recursion – book



    3:25 The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) – book



    3:25 His Dark Materials – TV Show



    5:10 The Hunger Games – audiobooks



    5:48 Catching Fire – movie



    8:10 Fleabag – TV Show



    9:25 Killing Eve – TV Show



    10:00 The Witch – movie



    10:52 Succession – TV Show



    12:10 Hard Knocks – TV Show



    13:43  CNN’s The Movies – Docu-series



    15:05 The Goldfinch – Movie



    16:18 College Football! – TV



    17:35 Ad Astra – movie



    17:54 Passengers – movie



    18:30 Downton Abbey – movie



    20:00 Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – book



    20:09 Daisy Jones & The Six – book



    20:28: Beartown – book



    21:02 Poldark – TV show

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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A treat!

This takes me back to about 10 years ago when I met Amanda at a park. She invited me to her book club. A treat. I could not get to many meetings but this pod cast put me right back at the table. Love it and keep it up!

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More please!!

Added so many books and movies/shows to my list!! Keep them coming!

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