FFR #32: It’s Tearjerker Time!

Who needs a good cry? Well, we’ve got you covered this week as we discuss two works bristling with poignant and powerful emotion. First up is the new documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about the life and work of Fred Rogers, who brought a philosophy of radical kindness and love to the often crass and materialistic world of children’s television. Then, we react to Hannah Gadsby’s new Netflix special Nanette, which challenges the established conventions of the comedy special as Gadsby draws on her life experiences as a woman who doesn’t conform to rigid social expectations around gender to explain why she needs to quit comedy.

We also touch on the campaign to remake The Last Jedi (lol), which show is better, Sherlock or Elementary, and lots more.

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Segment Timestamps:

:00 — Introductions
1:40 — Anita’s spelling quirks
2:50 pop culture news: The Last Jedi remake, Melania’s jacket
11:50 Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
29:10 Nanette
43:45 What’s Your Deal/FREQ-Out?
55:30 wrap-up

Relevant Links:

Fred Rogers’ testimony to congress
Watch Games Done Quick
Cameron Esposito’s comedy special, Rape Jokes