61 episodes

Every Wednesday, Host Marissa Tandon sits down with a new guest to answer one question:  what piece of media changed who you are as a person forever?  each guest brings a new answer, and over the course of the conversation, tries to do something we forget how to do as adults.  Be honest and passionate about the one deeply nerdy thing at the core of themselves.  Whether it's a billionaire trapped in a cave building a suit of armor, or a teenage girl who finds out she's supposed to stake the undead after class, everyone has a character that made them feel seen for the first time.  Each conversation, we try to get to the heart of the piece of media you love so much, because ultimately, you are what you love.

New episodes every Wednesday.  You can follow us on social media at tandonshows, and visit our website at tandonproductions.com

You Are What You Love Tandon Productions

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

Every Wednesday, Host Marissa Tandon sits down with a new guest to answer one question:  what piece of media changed who you are as a person forever?  each guest brings a new answer, and over the course of the conversation, tries to do something we forget how to do as adults.  Be honest and passionate about the one deeply nerdy thing at the core of themselves.  Whether it's a billionaire trapped in a cave building a suit of armor, or a teenage girl who finds out she's supposed to stake the undead after class, everyone has a character that made them feel seen for the first time.  Each conversation, we try to get to the heart of the piece of media you love so much, because ultimately, you are what you love.

New episodes every Wednesday.  You can follow us on social media at tandonshows, and visit our website at tandonproductions.com

    The Ribbon Duet with Sarah Ullrich

    The Ribbon Duet with Sarah Ullrich

    Sarah Ullrich, co-host of Post Book Depression, joins to discuss the romance book duet from author Pepper Winters.
    We discuss how the book was outside of her comfort zone, and how that helped Sarah understand herself, the expectations readers have of the romance genre as a whole, and how the long journey with these characters helped Sarah open herself up to the people around her. Tangents include fluff versus angst, how books teach us a unique type of empathy, and the possibility of travel through fiction.
    Be sure to catch me on Post Book Depression discussing Emily Henry!
    We'll be off next week for the holiday. You Are What You Love will return on 11/29! 
    Sign up for my newsletter at our website, tandonproductions.com, and let me know what you thought of the episode by finding me on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @marissakumari. 
    Interested in being a guest on You Are What You Love? Submit a request via the form on this page. 
    For the best listening experience and to get personalized podcast recommendations, find You Are What You Love on Heard.FM.  Download Heard.FM on iOS and Android now!

    • 48 min
    The Where Duet with Amy Watson

    The Where Duet with Amy Watson

    Amy Watson, co-host of Post Book Depression, joins to discuss the romance thriller duet from author Mia Sheridan. 
    We discuss how Sheridan's writing made Amy reframe her view of characters she wasn't sure she should care for, open up discussion with her friend and future co-host Sarah, and how suspense and romance can meet. Tangents include Amy's preference for an unhappy ending, whether life ends once you find love, and how romance is in every story, and should be taken more seriously. 
    Be sure to catch me on Post Book Depression, and join us next week with Amy's co-host, Sarah! 
    Sign up for my newsletter at our website, tandonproductions.com, and let me know what you thought of the episode by finding me on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @marissakumari. 
    Interested in being a guest on You Are What You Love? Submit a request via the form on this page. 
    For the best listening experience and to get personalized podcast recommendations, find You Are What You Love on Heard.FM.  Download Heard.FM on iOS and Android now!

    • 46 min
    Animorphs with Mallory

    Animorphs with Mallory

    Mallory, immersive theatre creator, joins to discuss K.A. Applegate's book series, Animorphs. 
    We discuss how the books focused on family and friendship rather than centering on romantic endings, Mallory's childhood dream of being a vet and how that helped her connect with one of the characters, and discovering the books at the Scholastic Book Fair. Tangents include how darker themes helped Mallory form her own view of the world and art, whether fandom should be a part of the creator's writing process, and whether an unsatisfying ending is actually the right answer. 
    Sign up for my newsletter at our website, tandonproductions.com, and let me know what you thought of the episode by finding me on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @marissakumari. 
    Interested in being a guest on You Are What You Love? Submit a request via the form on this page. 
    For the best listening experience and to get personalized podcast recommendations, find You Are What You Love on Heard.FM.  Download Heard.FM on iOS and Android now!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) with Jac (Part 2)

    A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) with Jac (Part 2)

    Jac, writer and Co-Host of Book Talk for Book Tok, returns to discuss Sarah J Maas' epic hit book series, A Court of Thorns and Roses (FKA ACOTAR). 
    We discuss why the books are so popular, how women in fandom benefit the economy, and why female authors don't get the same respect as male authors. Tangents include how fiction can create a safe space to explore your own emotions, why fandom can feel a bit like therapy, and the truth about The Great Gatsby. 
    Be sure to catch me on Book Talk for Book Tok with Amy and her co-host Jac, where we discuss the first romcom I ever made, and what Shakespeare's Hamlet means to me. 
    Sign up for my newsletter at our website, tandonproductions.com, and let me know what you thought of the episode by finding me on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @marissakumari. 
    Interested in being a guest on You Are What You Love? Submit a request via the form on this page. 
    For the best listening experience and to get personalized podcast recommendations, find You Are What You Love on Heard.FM.  Download Heard.FM on iOS and Android now!

    • 43 min
    A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) with Jac (Part 1)

    A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) with Jac (Part 1)

    Jac, writer and Co-Host of Book Talk for Book Tok, joins to discuss Sarah J Maas' epic hit book series, A Court of Thorns and Roses (FKA ACOTAR). 
    We discuss how Jac started the series at the same time as therapy, what Feyra's relationships taught Jac about her own romantic leanings, and how romance books (and fan fiction) give women a safe space to explore and discuss their sexuality. Tangents include what women want (and how romance novels can be a guide), what the books of our youth, including Twilight and Gossip Girl, taught us about sex, and regrettably, Two Girls One Cup. 
    Be sure to catch me on Book Talk for Book Tok with Amy and her co-host Jac, where we discuss the first romcom I ever made, and what Shakespeare's Hamlet means to me. 
    We'll be back next week with the second part of this episode! 
    Sign up for my newsletter at our website, tandonproductions.com, and let me know what you thought of the episode by finding me on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @marissakumari. 
    Interested in being a guest on You Are What You Love? Submit a request via the form on this page.
    For the best listening experience and to get personalized podcast recommendations, find You Are What You Love on Heard.FM.  Download Heard.FM on iOS and Android now!

    • 47 min
    Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments with Amy

    Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments with Amy

    Amy, Co-host of Book Talk for Book Tok, joins to discuss one of the biggest online to traditional publishing success stories, Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments. 
    We discuss how Amy discovered Cassandra Clare through her Harry Potter fan fiction, why Clare's publishing journey meant so much to Amy, and how the books changed our view of feminism and femininity. Tangents include whether haters have the right to put artists down, chasing the thrill of the young adult books that excited us in our teenage years, and why fan fiction can make you a better writer. 
    Be sure to catch me on Book Talk for Book Tok with Amy and her co-host Jac, where we discuss the first romcom I ever made, and what Shakespeare's Hamlet means to me. 
    We'll be back next week with Amy's co-host, Jac, to talk about the hit fantasy romance series, A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR). 
    Sign up for my newsletter at our website, tandonproductions.com, and let me know what you thought of the episode by finding me on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @marissakumari. 
    For the best listening experience and to get personalized podcast recommendations, find You Are What You Love on Heard.FM.  Download Heard.FM on iOS and Android now!
    Join our Discord server to connect with other listeners, chat with Marissa, and find out about watch parties! https://discord.gg/VNtVCMDxEK 
    To get your personalized podcast recommendations, download Heard.FM on iOS and Android now!

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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46747 stars!!!!

It’s like therapy with a friend who will help you understand yourself via your nerdiness, and a reminder to embrace the things that bring you happiness, AND the things that bring others happiness.

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Fandom/nerd out deep dives

Really enjoying the podcast so far. I love listening to deep dives on fandom and looking forward to more

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