What messages are movies delivering? What makes them work or not work? And why does that matter? Newbery Medal Winner Tae Keller and her husband Josh Nadel tackle these questions, and dissect the way movies both reflect and impact our culture. Tune in for story analysis, debates, a sprinkling of fun facts, and a whole lot of hot takes along the way.

Cars 2, or Our Hottest Take

2 months ago

In our last episode, Josh said that if we don't like WALL-E but we like Cars 2, we're not a legitimate Pixar podcast. Well...

01:43 Let's discuss!

09:21 The problem with Lightning and Mater

18:50 What does it mean to be an American?

24:24 Cars 2 tackles autocracy and Big Oil

32:38 The hottest of hot takes