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Remember that movie you used to watch every day? The book you read before bed each night? The CD you listened to until it was too scratched to play? We'll go back in time to revisit our guests' favorite pop culture from childhood. Are they still good or is it just Wistful Thinking?

Wistful Thinking Jordan Polan-Clarke and Cara Gael O'Regan

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 5 Ratings

Remember that movie you used to watch every day? The book you read before bed each night? The CD you listened to until it was too scratched to play? We'll go back in time to revisit our guests' favorite pop culture from childhood. Are they still good or is it just Wistful Thinking?

    077 Safe (1995)

    077 Safe (1995)

    In week three of quarantine, Cara makes Jordan watch one of her favorite unsettling movies, Todd Haynes’s environmental illness thriller, Safe (1995).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    076 28 Days Later (2002)

    076 28 Days Later (2002)

    In week two of quarantine, Jordan and Cara talk about 28 Days Later, quarantine depression, supply chains, and finding out who they are in times of crisis.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    075 Wistful Pandemic

    075 Wistful Pandemic

    Jordan and Cara take a break from nostalgia to have a conversation about Covid 19. Dear everyone: STAY HOME!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    074 Now That's What I Call Wistful Thinking

    074 Now That's What I Call Wistful Thinking

    Jordan and Cara go where they’ve never gone before: music! They kick off their music series with their top five childhood songs, which includes tracks by The Beach Boys, Queen, Fiona Apple, Rilo Kiley, Blink 182, MSI, Alanis Morisette, Saves the Day, and The Smashing Pumpkins.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    073 Frida Kahlo

    073 Frida Kahlo

    Cara and Jordan continue Surrealist February with a discussion about one of Cara’s biggest influences, Frida Kahlo, the 2002 biopic about her produced by and starring Salma Hayek, the dirty business of being a professional artist, and making art about illness and disability.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    072 Luis Bunuel

    072 Luis Bunuel

    Jordan and Cara start surreal February with a slew of Luis Bunuel films. They talk about The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Un Chien Andalou, Land Without Bread, and one very important toilet scene from The Phantom of Liberty. Cara gives a brief history of surrealism while Jordan remembers her NYU days and talks about why Bunuel stuck with her since then.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

jujube1019 ,

So Fun!

This podcast will definitely be a nostalgic treat for anyone who was a kid in the 90’s. The hosts do a great job of keeping the content interesting and entertaining and do not struggle with being over-scripted or scattered like some podcasts. Always look forward to each new episode to see what blast from the past will be represented- be it a tv show, book or film I know I’ll be in for a fun trip back to my childhood. Highly recommend!

The Babysitters Club Club Club ,

Growing Pains Episode

I totally get that feeling of getting emotional when people sing together. Especially just normal ppl earnestly singing!!! Also this Growing Pains theme song was the ringtone for a guy I liked. LOL Please sing more!

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