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Happy New Year! We’re celebrating the end of 2022 by replaying a favorite early episode of the show. Enjoy, and here’s to great things in 2023.

This episode originally aired in November 2021, produced and edited by Casey O’Brien.

This week’s show could be titled “A Very Special Episode.” We actually have the wonderful Susan Orlean on to talk about watching Meryl Streep her in the movie ‘Adaptation.’ She takes Jordan through the process of discovering that she was going to be a character in the movie. But she also reveals the realizations she made about her own ill-fated marriage while watching the film on the big screen. Plus, in ‘One Quick Thing Before I Go,’ Jordan discusses the new ‘Lord of the Flies’-inspired show ‘Yellowjackets’ and why it has become her personality.

Purchase Susan’s latest book, On Animals

If you haven’t seen Adaptation – get to it!


With Jordan Crucchiola and Susan Orlean.

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  • Susan Orlean

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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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