FFR #22–Apples: The Loudest @$%*ing Fruit (TM)

On this week’s show, we discuss the use of sound and silence in John Krasinski’s new horror thriller A Quiet Place, whether Ebony would survive in this particular brand of apocalypse, the agony of living in a world without crunchy food, and whether seeing it in a theater is the best decision or the worst decision. We also talk about the sensitive way in which the film handles its deaf character, Regan, who is played wonderfully by deaf actor Millicent Simmonds, and Ebony drops some knowledge about horror films as a genre.

Then we discuss the new espionage series Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh. Is it a completely absurd spy show or is it a show that’s consciously playing with spy tropes? (Why not both?) We highlight the smart little details that humanize its characters, and how wonderful it is to see Sandra Oh cast as the lead in a major series. Also, Anita and Ebony discuss the lack of croissant-sharing in their relationship, and Anita goes on an eye-opening educational journey as she learns both that John Krasinski is the dude from The Office and that aromanticism is a word that actually means something.

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Segment Timestamps:

:00 Brought to you by…
:27 Caro is excited about something!
1:10 Intro and greetings
2:40 Pop culture news: Beyonce at Coachella
6:00 A Quiet Place
25:50 Killing Eve
41:00 What’s Your FREQ-Out?
-Ebony on Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
-Carolyn on My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
-Anita on the music of Moses Sumney
51:40 wrap-up

Relevant Links:

Jon Caramanica’s review of Beyonce’s Coachella performance for the New York Times
Dread Nation by Justine Ireland
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
The music of Moses Sumney