Episode notes

It all started in 1979…Meredith Salenger felt seen by the sweet-but-feisty Carrie (aka “Frog”) in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT. And Field’s starring role in NORMA RAE called to her long before she got involved in political fundraising and activism. An actor with a decades-long career, and now the co-host of the podcast ’Did You Get My Text?’ with husband Patton Oswald, she shares how she’s still inspired by these roles of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

Then,  one quick thing about the 1987 Frankie & Annette film BACK TO THE BEACH. Yes, really.


with Jordan Crucchiola and Meredith Salenger

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  • Meredith Salenger

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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.

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