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Cinematherapy is your favorite podcast about people who know nothing about life but everything about film and television! Why do we turn to film and television to make sense of our feelings and everyday lives? Hosts Karen Joy and Nicole can relate. Join these women as they examine great film/television and identify themes and lessons that can help us confront issues we all face.

Cinematherapy is your favorite podcast about people who know nothing about life but everything about film and television! Why do we turn to film and television to make sense of our feelings and everyday lives? Hosts Karen Joy and Nicole can relate. Join these women as they examine great film/television and identify themes and lessons that can help us confront issues we all face.
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Cinematherapy is your favorite podcast about people who know nothing about life but everything about film and television! Why do we turn to film and television to make sense of our feelings and everyday lives? Hosts Karen Joy and Nicole can relate. Join these women as they examine great film/television and identify themes and lessons that can help us confront issues we all face.

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Episode 18: “It’s May and I’m not just Asian!”

5/12/2019
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It’s May! It also happens to be Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Do you know how when you were you were young and you said you liked that one song from that 90s boy band ONE TIME but then no one will let you live that down and they think that’s the only kind of music you like? Nothing more? Well... that’s what it be like sometimes for Karen and her Asian identity. Karen and Nicole are celebrating some of film and television’s works from the creators, writers, actors, and...

Duration:01:11:44

Episode 17: Avengers Assemble

4/28/2019
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Are you ready for the Endgame? In this week’s episode, Nicole and Karen celebrate the Avengers franchise. These Marvel characters have been part of our lives since the Iron Man film was released in 2008, so we explore the ramifications of long term fandom and the logistics of a 3-hour movie adventure. Adrian @adrianfromthebx joins us to talk about our favorite Marvel characters, our one true Marvel romantic pairing, and more on why these films are so damn captivating!

Duration:01:11:44

Episode 16: Winter's Here!

4/14/2019
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It may be Spring outside but it’s Winter at Cinema Therapy!! Nicole and Karen are having a party in order to welcome the return of “Game of Thrones” and it’s final season! Joined by special guests Gianna Wright and Kayla Tyree (and commentary from Jade and Adrian at the radio station) with a spin the bottle game (no kissing sorry), “Cinema Therapy” looks back at the beloved series and discusses predictions for what the final season may bring, favorite characters, most difficult to stomach,...

Duration:01:04:12

Episode 15: From the Mind of Jordan Peele

4/7/2019
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Who would of thought the same comedic talent who gave life to sketches like “Terries” and “Obama/Luther” would create some of the most thought provoking horror films in recent memory? Karen and Nicole survey Jordan Peele’s career, from Second City to Us to find clues of the horror genius within. David Dormon, Nicole’s husband and Jordan Peele Superman, joins us for the discussion

Duration:01:06:02

Episode 14: Women Power

3/31/2019
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Karen and Nicole are closing out women’s history month with an episode on Women Power! Astrologer, witch, actor, writer, creator Cassandra Cushman @thefreakywitch stops by to share goddess vibes with empowering words and affirmations. This episode discusses the women and themes found in “Shrill”, “Pose”, “Captain Marvel”, and “Mad Men”.

Duration:01:18:20

Episode 13: Gifted Kids

3/24/2019
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We’re back from hiatus and ready to talk about one of Netflix’s newest series, The Umbrella Academy! We were inspired by the plight of the Hargreeves children and it reminded us of our experiences as so-called gifted children. Are there disadvantages to labeling kids as “special” at a young age? What does X-Men get right? Will we ever get our Hogwarts acceptance letter? Listen in for all this and more!

Duration:01:04:22

Episode 12: Oscar Sunday!

2/24/2019
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It’s time for our favorite awards show! Yes friends, it’s Oscar Sunday and we’re not ashamed to admit we’re here for all of it. Karen and Nicole can be the Oscar hosts of your Hart, I mean heart. Meseret, Nicole’s law school friend, is making big moves in DC but he’s always makes time to watch as many Oscar-nominated films as possible! Will Spike Lee finally get his Oscar in gold sneakers? Which Best Actress nominee will be honored in this incredibly talented field? Will Green Book hold back...

Duration:01:01:27

Episode 11: You've Got A Friend In Me

2/21/2019
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In the midst of all the Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day celebrating, Karen and Nicole celebrate a very special kind of love- PLATONIC LOVE! Nicole celebrated her first Valentine’s as a married woman this year by going to luxury movie theatre IPIC, and Karen, still single, went to Hooters, threw digital darts at a picture of her ex on her phone for free wings, and hosted and performed at an open mic. In celebrating platonic love our two hosts talk about some of their favorite friendship movies,...

Duration:01:14:28

Episode 10: The One Where We Make Each Other Watch TV

2/10/2019
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You know that feeling when you start a really amazing show and want nothing more than to share it with your friends? Then you must also know the soul-sinking feeling when your friends’ eyes narrow and respond with a curt “no thanks, weirdo.” We’ve been there. What about a little tit for tat to resolve the tv show stalemate? This week Nicole’s law school friend, Udoka, joins us to talk tv even though he doesn’t own one! Udoka watches HBO’s Big Little Lies, Nicole watches Twin Peaks (SPOILER...

Duration:01:08:02

Episode 9: Killer Women

2/3/2019
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This week Nicole and Karen give praise to their favorite Femme Fatales. The cunning, maneating archetype has been gracing us in some of the most compelling movies and tv shows such as “Gone Girl”, “Basic Instinct”, “Kill Bill” and the most recent “Killing Eve”. THIS IS NOT CONDONING MURDER! There’s just something so compelling about a woman who has snapped. Special Guest Tiye Kinlow visits from DC to drop some thoughts and vibes on the exploration of the minds of these women, and why other...

Duration:01:02:09

Episode 8: Jane Austen Movie Club

1/27/2019
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Karen and Nicole love a good Jane Austen adaptation! Quite frankly, we were very eager to revisit some Pride and Prejudice after the dark, twisty drama in The Favourite. Sometimes you have to wash out some whisky with tea, amirite? Join us as we consider what we love about the elegant dialogue in Sense and Sensibility, why Nicole relates to Lydia Bennett, debate on the best version of Darcy, and the discuss the advantages of playing hard to get.

Duration:00:57:10

Episode 6: Cinephiles Club

1/10/2019
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Cinephiles Club, a movie enthusiasts club in New York City, is joining us for our 2019 Review of Movies! Tatiana Reign, a member of Cinephiles Club, gives her input on the most memorable films of the past year. Join us as we discuss whether Lady Gaga’s Shallow is unfinished, listen to Nicole as she has to shield Black Panther from Karen’s criticism, and delight in our shaming Lin-Manuel Miranda for his ridiculously animated character in Mary Poppins.

Duration:00:53:51

Episode 5: My Family is in Florida and I'm in NEW YORK???? AHHHH!!!!!

12/20/2018
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Part 2 of Cinema Therapy holiday special 2018! Karen hates feeling alone during the holidays in the City, and feeling very Kevin McCasllister a la HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK. Nicole’s first Christmas in New York City-going to Dyker Heights with Karen. Learning to build and foster our own holiday traditions as adults. Discussing seasonal depression during the holiday season. This episode features guest Erin Johnson, a renowned Head Elf of about 5 years at Santaland in Bloomingdales, whom...

Duration:00:58:54

Episode 4: Where is the Love Actually?

12/16/2018
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The first of two Cinema Therapy holiday specials! December is rough on Karen, but what better way love yourself than to indulge in your favorite romantic comedy. Two of Nicole’s best friends, Eirene and Joy, join us this week to talk about “the GREATEST film in history,” LOVE ACTUALLY! We all love Love Actually but we also know there’s some problematic relationships featured. Will Karen (Emma Thompson) wake up out of her relationship coma? Will Keira Knightly (Juliet), Peter (Chiwetel...

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 3: Movie Musicals!

12/9/2018
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Nicole and Karen LOVE musicals! Karen realizes but maybe doesn’t want to admit that she actually doesn’t like RENT...maybe she does? She can’t decide! Nicole displays such vitriol and is offended by the choice to cast Emma Watson in “Beauty and the Beast”...Why can’t we cast more strong singers in movie musicals? CHICAGO is a triple threat with Showmanship, Vocals, and Authenticity. Karen ruins the ending of “A Star is Born” for Nicole. This episode also features the first guest on the show-...

Duration:01:37:24

Episode 2: Marvelous Ms. Maisel

12/2/2018
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It’s our second episode of Cinema Therapy! Nicole and Karen are so grateful to friends who have listened to their first episode and submitted comments. It’s a work in progress but we are learning so much each week! Thank you for bearing with us! This week we discuss our favorite Amazon darling, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Despite Karen’s abhorrence of Gilmore Girls, she’s into Amy Sherman Palladino’s latest project about a 1950s housewife who pursues a career in stand-up comedy when her...

Duration:00:49:00

Episode 1: You Were the Only Person that I Knew in New York

11/25/2018
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Premiere episode of Cinema Therapy!!!!Meet Karen and Nicole, two best friends in New York City who have known each other since Elementary School. Karen is a single performing artist who has been living in the City for about ten years and Nicole has recently moved to the Big Apple with her husband as law school newlyweds. The two introduce themselves through their love and dissection of one of their favorite movies that has contributed to their friendship, “ When Harry Met Sally” ! They...

Duration:01:12:05