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Devon Koren Alley is here for the Holidays, to talk about her very favorite movie, Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life. Death, despair, capitalism, and Christmas. The worst thing that could happen to a lady who doesn't marry, the truth about Bert and Ernie, and why Pottersville isn't really the better town.
Devon Koren Alley is back to talk about Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, which leads to a wider conversation about the legacy of Fred Rogers. Secular ethics for toddlers, diversity of family structures, and Elle talks about puppetry a lot. You may never have watched Daniel Tiger, but if you were ever a Mr. Rogers fan you should absolutely listen to this episode.
Elle answers listener questions and talks about all sorts of things with friend of the show Devon Koren Alley, plus Amanda Phillips Chapman comes back for the discussion of Lane Kim that was left out of Episode 8. And then Elle and Devon take a few minutes to discuss the conclusion of Parenthood, as they promised to do on Episode 11. It's an unusual episode, but a fun one.
There are some audio problems, of a sort that have happened a few times lately. There's no episode next week, but rest assured we'll have the audio troubles figured out and solved by the next episode the week after. Also, when the Patreon reaches $125, we'll be getting new audio equipment, which will help a lot.
Answers: 1) Probably. 2) It sure seems that way. 3) Maybe a little.
Writer and parent Devon Koren Alley returns to the show to talk about the painfully mainstream NBC drama Parenthood. Discussion questions: 1) Does Parenthood contain television's best portrayal of people on the autistic spectrum? 2) Is the character of Amber Holt directly based on Devon's youth? 3) Does Elle actually hate straight people?
This week writer and roleplayer Devon Koren Alley is on to discuss Rat Queens, a comic book by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch. Subtopics include D&D character classes, how to avoid the pitfalls of fantasy drugs, sex and spooning between differently sized fantasy races, and the all-important Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comparison.