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The RomCom Effect

Author: Lena Olson and Katie Chilson

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Join Katie and Lena as they revisit classic romantic comedies and their effect on...everything! Your quirky best friends/leading ladies/podcast hosts discuss the impact the films have had on their lives and how they fit into the social and political landscape of the modern world. Each week they chat with guests about fave points throughout the story, philosophize about the essential elements of a great movie, and share romcommoms (romcom moments) from their own lives. It's the RomCom Effect!
28 Episodes
Lena and Katie catch up in quarantine covering which rom coms are helping them cope, how they're staying busy, and why TV and movies are extra important right now.Support the show (
Katie and Lena are joined by founder of the Rom Com Fest, Miraya Berke, to wrap up the season with Valentine's Day! They chat about high school sweethearts, Valentine's Day celebrations and the 36 questions to fall in love.Find Miraya Berke on twitter: @mirayaberkeFollow Rom Com Fest on twitter: @romcomfestival and instagram: @romcomfestYou can buy tickets to the Rom Com Fest now at: about Miraya's love story here: you want to ask a special someone 36 questions to fall in love: the show (
Lena and Katie are joined by guest Adam Dubowsky to relive the great rom-com Groundhog Day. Even though they hate small talk with people from high school, they chat about what they'd do in Purgatory, weather as a metaphor and the powerful music of Coldplay.Support the show (
Lena and Katie are joined by Taneka Stotts (Steven Universe) to rewatch Queen Latifah's Last Holiday. They cover graceful poop jokes, the trouble with health insurance, and the most epic snowboard chase of all time. You can find Taneka on Twitter: @TanekaStottsCheck out her work at: the show (
Katie and Lena catch up with each other while discussing Netflix original, The Knight Before Christmas. They talk about switcheroo movies, Lady Alexa Play and their personal quests in life.Support the show (
Katie and Lena are joined by Tara Hernandez (Young Sheldon) for Paul Feig's newest movie Last Christmas. They could teach a college course on the movie but instead talk adult illness, immigration and the Casper Test.Support the show (
Happy New Year! We’re keeping the holiday spirit going with Let It Snow. Katie and Lena chat with guest Erin Byrne Siskind about a town with no parents, apology pigs and the Netflix Cinematic Universe. Support the show (
Merry Christmas from Lena and Katie who are joined by guest Vick Ravindran to talk about holiday favorite Love Actually! Katie can’t get her head out of the gutter, Lena perfects her Alan Rickman impression, and Vick offers hope for Karl and Sarah in the sequel of our dreams. Support the show (
Lena and Katie are joined by guest Leah Pablo to chat about The Family Stone. This week they get sidetracked when Katie breaks a coffee table, they gush about Young & Hungry and swiping right on real life. Support the show (
Strap in for a wild ride on Holiday in Handcuffs! Lena and Katie are joined by guest Ruby Kostur (Vanderpumped Podcast) to discuss Clint Eastwood, generational wealth, and plenty of shenanigans in this ABC Family classic. Support the show (
Lena and Katie talk about one of their favorites, The Holiday, with guest Nina Concepcion (Schmotts). They go over their unconventional celeb crushes, Nancy Meyers' kitchens, and unrequited love.Check out Nina's comedy series Schmotts here: the show (
'Tis the season for holiday romcoms! Lena and Katie kick off the holidays with While You Were Sleeping. They lay out their opinions on love at first sight, being the awkward romcom lead in high school, and switching gender roles in movies with guest Stephanie Maxwell LaRue.Support the show (
Katie and Lena are joined with guest Christina Lee to chat about the Netflix Original "The Holiday Calendar." This week they cover NYE toasts, celebrity kid stars, and travel bloggers.Support the show (
In their final episode of the season, Lena and Katie get into a fave: 10 Things I Hate About You. With guest Whitney Ralls, they discuss the film's portrayal of femininity, forgiving Heath Ledger, and their fave quotable moments. We'll be back with season two soon!!Support the show (
Lena and Katie watch John Cusack classic Say Anything for the first time. With guest Charlie Mihelich they chat about undefined relationships, misleading iconic moments, and prom-posals. Support the show (
Lena and Katie discuss Ang Lee's 1993 feature "The Wedding Banquet" with guest James Sweeney ("Straight Up"). The trio tackles correct pronunciations, queer cinema, and family drama in the kitchen. Be sure to check out James' romcom "Straight Up" in theaters spring of 2020!Support the show (
Lena and Katie reconnect with guest “Champagne Guy” aka Conner McCabe to discuss Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This week they cover refreshing male nudity, love buddies, and Katie and Conner’s real life meet cute. Support the show (
Lena and Katie lean in to the Drew Barrymore fave Never Been Kissed with guest Rachel Chapman ("You've Got Hanks" podcast). They give lip service to high school memories, crushing vs. crunching, and maybe the Ryans Gosling and Lochte drop by...Support the show (
Hold onto your stick-on sideburns ‘cause Lena and Katie are back with Amanda Bynes’ classic She’s the Man with guest, Jillian Davis (The Pemberley Podcast). This week they talk gender norms, soccer gymnastics, and of course debutant balls.Support the show (
Lena and Katie try to stretch out the summer by revisiting 500 Days of Summer with guest, Andrew Young (Quick and Funny Musicals). They talk "doing love-things", whether the manic pixie dream girl trope applies, and how tv beats talking on the phone.Support the show (
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