As Kristen Meinzer (Movie Therapy, By the Book, Romance Road Test) observes, Anne of Green Gables does something relatively rare in media: it centers the story of an adopted heroine. Growing up in Minnesota, there were many aspects of Anne Shirley’s character than Kristen saw in herself, for better and worse. She and Jordan unpack that, get meta about podcasts (Kristen did, after all, write the book on podcasting), and put an end to the myth that happy people don’t have trauma (and traumatized people can’t be happy).
Then, honest to god, in honor of Tom Cruise’s 60th, Jordan rhapsodizes about Cruise’s turn as Stacee Jaxx in the ROCK OF AGES movie.
Listen to Kristen’s new Audible series, Romance Road Test
Hear Jordan and Kristen on a recent Pop Culture Happy Hour
With Jordan Crucchiola and Kristen Meinzer
In this episode...
- Kristen Meinzer
About the show
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.