What About Meryl?

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Synopsis

A Meryl Streep podcast where we watch a Meryl movie every week and talk about it/her/us. Hosted by Danita Steinberg and Emily Gagne.

Episodes

  • Mamma Mia 2 / We Really Like Her! Crossover Event

    'Mamma Mia 2' / We Really Like Her! Crossover Event

    23/07/2018 Duration: 52min

    In the We Really Like Her! / What About Meryl? crossover event you’ve been waiting for, Emily and Danita are joined by Stephanie and Candis, two dynamic women and ‘Mamma Mia’ superfans, to talk about ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’! Come for the celebration of Cher’s glitter eyeshadow and real talk about Meryl’s limited role, stay for the women following their dreams and the power of female friendship. Produced by Emily Gagne and Danita Steinberg. Edited by Sonya Suraci. Theme music by Emily Milling.

  • Episode 46: Its Complicated

    Episode 46: It's Complicated

    06/11/2017 Duration: 01h13min

    We saved the best for last! Yes, it's finally time to talk about Emily's favourite film, 2009 Nancy Meyers opus 'It's Complicated'. Prepare for a final episode full of shocking revelations as Danita reveals her true feelings about Jane and Jake Adler and their meddling kids, and Emily gushes over Steve Martin and warm chocolate croissants. And stay tuned until the end of the episode for some general reflections, including Danita and Emily's fave What About Meryl? memories and what's next for the podcast! As always, you can let us know what you think at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com. And be sure to like/follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 45: Angels in America

    Episode 45: Angels in America

    30/10/2017 Duration: 01h03min

    It's been a while since we've last recorded but as our finale looms, we take a look at the 2003 miniseries 'Angels in America'. We talk about Meryl's many roles in the series from rabbi to ghost mother, how much Al Pacino loves 'A Cry in the Dark', Mary Louise Parker and how this isn't our favourite Emma Thompson role despite her angelic persona. We also talk about some Meryl news involving Mamma Mia 2 and a somewhat 'Silkwood' reunion! Get ready for our finale with 'It's Complicated' next week! Let us know what you think of the episode at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com or like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 44: One True Thing

    Episode 44: One True Thing

    10/10/2017 Duration: 01h06min

    As we're winding down, we're tackling another serious role for Meryl with 1998's 'One True Thing'. From the 'timeless mom' look Streep brings, Renee Zellweger reminding us how good of an actress she is, to William Hurt being good (but actually bad.) Tune in next week for Angels in America! Let us know what you think at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and be sure to like/follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes/SoundCloud/Stitcher!

  • Episode 43: Mamma Mia!

    Episode 43: Mamma Mia!

    02/10/2017 Duration: 57min

    Here we go again! This week, we tackle 2008's summer smash 'Mamma Mia!' So much singing and dancing that neither of us is saying SOS. We talk Meryl's singing, Pierce Brosnan wanting to work with 'drama school crushes' and Danita identifying with Julie Walters and being okay with ending up with Stellan Skarsgård.Be sure to let us know what you think at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com or like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don't forget to subscribe/listen to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 42: Prime

    Episode 42: Prime

    25/09/2017 Duration: 51min

    We're back! And with what might be Meryl's worst movie ... ever? Listen on for our thoughts on 2005's 'Prime', which co-stars Uma Thurman and an especially adorable member of the Streep-Gummer clan. Don't forget to send us comments at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com or follow/like us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 41: The Giver

    Episode 41: The Giver

    04/09/2017 Duration: 31min

    It's time to go back to school with 2014's 'The Giver'! We talk about the book Emily read (and hated!)as a child, that Taylor Swift cameo, tarnished Jonas brothers memories, and a whole lot more. Apologies for the quiet audio in this week's episode but we're looking into the problems. We'll be off for two weeks and return with 'Prime'!Let us know what you think of the episode at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com or Facebook and Twitter @whataboutmeryl. Be sure to listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 40: A Cry in the Dark

    Episode 40: A Cry in the Dark

    28/08/2017 Duration: 57min

    We're back in the '80s again this week with 'A Cry in the Dark'!Did the dingo really eat Lindy Chamberlain's baby? Or did it GET her baby? We discuss this and more as we dissect what may be one of Meryl's most underrated (and best?) performances. (Be advised, there's some audio feedback in the background this week! We apologize in advance for any issues this causes.)Let us know what you think at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com or let us know via Facebook and Twitter @whataboutmeryl. Be sure to listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 39: Heartburn (feat. Johanna Schneller)

    Episode 39: Heartburn (feat. Johanna Schneller)

    21/08/2017 Duration: 01h05min

    This week, Johanna Schneller, host of CBC's 'The Filmmakers', returns to discuss another one of her favourites, 1986's 'Heartburn'. Based on the novel by Nora Ephron, this movie stars Meryl and Jack Nicholson. We discuss their on-screen relationship, as well Johanna's history with the film, including living on the Upper East Side of New York and seeing where they filmed it. And just wait until you hear Emily's opinions on brunette Meryl and Danita's take on whether or not Jack is charming. Also, that Carly Simon song is A JAM. Let us know what you think of the episode at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and make sure to like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher. Be sure to check out the upcoming slate of Meryl films coming to Hollywood Suite!

  • Episode 38: Falling in Love

    Episode 38: Falling in Love

    14/08/2017 Duration: 44min

    On the latest What About Bobby? .... er, What About Meryl? ... we talk about 1984's 'Falling in Love'! Is it as delightful as the VHS copy currently sitting in Emily's apartment? Yes and no. But just look at Robert De Niro in those pants! And those shots of New York! And Meryl in cute outfits! And ... a chicken playing tic-tac-toe??Let us know what you think at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and be sure to follow/like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and subscribe/listen to us on iTunes, SoundCloud (yay to staying alive!) and Stitcher!

  • Episode 37: Into The Woods

    Episode 37: Into The Woods

    07/08/2017 Duration: 54min

    Are you ready to follow us into the woods (INTO THE WOODS!)?This week, Meryl's a witchy woman, stealing both scenes and princesses. But does her performance cast enough of a spell to make us like a movie co-starring an especially creepy Johnny Depp? Send us questions/comments at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and be sure to like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 36: Julie  Julia (feat. Shinan Govani)

    Episode 36: Julie & Julia (feat. Shinan Govani)

    31/07/2017 Duration: 57min

    Bon Appétit! We're cookin' up something good this week with the delectable 2009 film 'Julie & Julia'. But we're joined by Toronto Star columnist/pop culture decoder Shinan Govani to discuss the film, Julia Child and the most delicious bruschetta ever. We also talk about the unfair criticism of Julie's story and Ebert's weirdly offensive review. But the food. My god, THE FOOD! Let us know how you feel about the episode at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and be sure to like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud (for now) and Stitcher!

  • Episode 35: The French Lieutenants Woman

    Episode 35: The French Lieutenant's Woman

    24/07/2017 Duration: 35min

    We're going way way back to the olden times for 1981's The French Lieutenant's Woman. A highly revered film but we're not huge fans of the film and not one of her favourite roles according to Meryl! Also, Danita can't stop talking about being into Jeremy Irons, much to Emily's chagrin. Let us know how you feel at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and be sure to follow/like us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud (for now) and Stitcher!

  • Episode 34: Ricki and the Flash

    Episode 34: Ricki and the Flash

    17/07/2017 Duration: 01h02min

    In this week's episode, Meryl gets to rock out and the girls couldn't be more psyched. Danita can't stop gushing about how perfect is this movie and might 'defriend' you for your opinion on Diablo Cody. We also discuss how perfect Mamie Gummer is and why we're a little sad she's not going to be in 'Mamma Mia 2'.Make sure to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 33: Doubt (feat. Chris Hanna)

    Episode 33: Doubt (feat. Chris Hanna)

    10/07/2017 Duration: 01h06min

    "Should be banned from the airwaves!" We hope Sister Aloysius doesn't feel the same way about us as she does "Frosty the Snowman" because we have no doubt(s) about her, or Meryl's incredible performance in 'Doubt'. Join us(along with special guest and internet friend Chris Hanna!) for a full hour of discussion of the Oscar-nominated John Patrick Shanley film. Did Father Flynn do it? Is Sister Aloysius related to Miranda Priestley? How is Amy Adams not an Oscar winner yet? Will we ever stop missing Philip Seymour Hoffman? How will we ever be able to thank John Patrick Shanley for introducing Meryl and Viola? SO. MANY. QUESTIONS. Don't forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr and be sure to listen and subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher! Drop us a line at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Episode 32: The Homesman

    Episode 32: The Homesman

    03/07/2017 Duration: 41min

    Emily's dad loves The Homesman, but do Emily and Danita? After all, Meryl only appears in the last few minutes. In this episode, we talk once again about the love affair between Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl, Grace Gummer's hands, and the portrayal of mental illness.As always, you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. If you have any thoughts about The Homesman or Meryl, send us an e-mail at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERYL!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERYL!

    22/06/2017 Duration: 07min

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERYL STREEP! We recorded a short birthday minisode discussing her 68th birthday. Come join us as we ruminate on what she does for her birthday, does she cook? Does Don Gummer cook? SO MANY QUESTIONS! But we're also here to wish her a happy birthday and to many more!

  • Episode 31: Florence Foster Jenkins

    Episode 31: Florence Foster Jenkins

    19/06/2017 Duration: 51min

    We finally a picked a good movie out of the Meryl box! It's finally time to discuss 'FFJ' (a.k.a. 'Florence Foster Jenkins'). In addition to singing the praises of the film that gave Meryl her 20th Oscar nom, we're also chatting about her role in 'Mary Poppins Returns' and how she never calls Diane Keaton! Let us know what you think at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and be sure to like/follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud!

  • Episode 30: Lions for Lambs

    Episode 30: Lions for Lambs

    12/06/2017 Duration: 32min

    In this week's all-new, Meryl goes up against 'The Mummy' star Tom Cruise. Yes, we're talking about 'Lions for Lambs' and let's just say we're not thrilled about the fact that it's not an *actual* 'Out of Africa' reunion. What we are thrilled about: Meryl's A+ Diane Keaton cosplay from this week's AFI event. Let us know what you think at whataboutmeryl@gmail.com and don't forget to like/follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and make sure to listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher!

  • Episode 29: Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Episode 29: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    05/06/2017 Duration: 36min

    This week, we travel to the land of Lemony Snicket for 2004's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'! Join us as we discuss Aunt Josephine in detail, from her great spinster style to her nonsensical living arrangements. We also talk about our 'She-Devil' screening, which took place The Royal Cinema in Toronto last week and had Emily's mom both beaming and fuming. Make sure to listen/subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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