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61 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
077 Safe (1995)
In week three of quarantine, Cara makes Jordan watch one of her favorite unsettling movies, Todd Haynes’s environmental illness thriller, Safe (1995).
65 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
076 28 Days Later (2002)
In week two of quarantine, Jordan and Cara talk about 28 Days Later, quarantine depression, supply chains, and finding out who they are in times of crisis.
99 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
075 Wistful Pandemic
Jordan and Cara take a break from nostalgia to have a conversation about Covid 19. Dear everyone: STAY HOME!
95 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
074 Now That's What I Call Wistful Thinking
Jordan and Cara go where they’ve never gone before: music! They kick off their music series with their top five childhood songs, which includes tracks by The Beach Boys, Queen, Fiona Apple, Rilo Kiley, Blink 182, MSI, Alanis Morisette, Saves the Day, and The Smashing Pumpkins.
66 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
073 Frida Kahlo
Cara and Jordan continue Surrealist February with a discussion about one of Cara’s biggest influences, Frida Kahlo, the 2002 biopic about her produced by and starring Salma Hayek, the dirty business of being a professional artist, and making art about illness and disability.
59 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
072 Luis Bunuel
Jordan and Cara start surreal February with a slew of Luis Bunuel films. They talk about The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Un Chien Andalou, Land Without Bread, and one very important toilet scene from The Phantom of Liberty. Cara gives a brief history of surrealism while Jordan remembers her NYU days and talks about why Bunuel stuck with her since then.
140 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
071 Little Women (2019)
Jordan and Cara discuss the new adaptation of Little Women and think back on the 2010s to excavate some of the triumphs, traumas, adventures, and bodily turmoil in the past 10 years of their own lives.
74 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
070 Point Break (1991)
Jordan and Cara continue Surf Month with a look back at 1991's Point Break. Among other things, they discuss the film's unique blend of action comedy and art film, Kathryn Bigelow's female gaze, and Keanu's range, and they wonder if they hadn't previously paid enough attention to Patrick Swayze.
54 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
069 Blue Crush (2002)
Jordan and Cara kick off beach month with the 2002 movie Blue Crush. They talk about how much they love the surfing and Michelle Rodriguez, then veer into Fast and Furious land (where they find out they both love Han the most), and finish with more than you ever want to know about their bathing suit preferences.
67 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
068 Jawbreaker (1999)
On this week’s episode of Wistful Thinking, Jordan and Cara revisit Jawbreaker as they try to unpack this weird, dark movie, ponder whether its world is a bizarro Clueless, and talk about other recent watches.
51 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
067 Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
In this episode, Jordan and Cara watch Can't Hardly Wait, a movie they've talked about many times but somehow never covered until now. Much to their delight, they both enjoyed it! Much to Jordan's delight, Cara finally understands Ethan Embry's appeal. They talk about what makes this re-watchable, the fashion and how it compares to Clueless, and what a joy the entire cast is.
45 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
066 Idle Hands (1999)
In this episode, Jordan and Cara talk about 1999's Idle Hands, their shared longtime love of Seth Green, and some other recent watching.
57 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
065 I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Jordan and Cara watch the 1997 teen horror classic I Know What You Did Last Summer and talk about how flat the movie is, layered necklaces, sweaters, bangs, and what the cast is up to now. Then they move on to other things they've watched and try really hard not to talk about 2 Fast 2 Furious.
66 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
064 Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Wistful Thinking kicks off Spooky Season with a look at 1998's Disturbing Behavior. They talk about the movie's failures and potential, its similarities with The Stepford Wives, Cara goes on a tangent about the dark history of medical research, and Jordan explains how circus performers could learn a lot from wrestlers. They also discuss some other recent watches including The Cured, Hustlers, and Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida.
54 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
063 Bio-Dome (1996)
In this episode of Wistful Thinking, Jordan and Cara disagree about the merits of Bio-Dome and veer off into topics including the past, present, and future of streaming media, the frustration of poor user experience design, and other recent watching.
60 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
062 FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
In this episode of Wistful Thinking, Jordan and Cara talk about one of Cara's favorite movies from her childhood, FernGully: The Last Rainforest. They also discuss the frustration with seeing so many of the same issues persist nearly 30 years later, as well as some escapist viewing including 90 Day Fiancé, Designing Women, Jordan’s ongoing rewatch of The OC, The Beach Bum, and Ready or Not.
59 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
061 Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
On the final episode of Camp Wistful Thinking, Cara and Jordan talk about Wet Hot American Summer. They discuss its silliness, its joy, and how one Paul Rudd scene gave Jordan one of her favorite terms.
65 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
060 Heavyweights (1995) and Camp Nowhere (1994)
This week, Jordan and Cara revisit two 90s kid classics: Camp Nowhere and Heavyweights. They discuss which is a better movie and add to the camp tropes list.
87 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
059 Friday the 13th (1980)
Camp Wistful Thinking continues as Jordan and Cara take a look at another horror classic, Friday the 13th. They talk about the gender dynamics in the film and continue their quest of tracking camp tropes featured in this and the other camp movies they’ve covered so far.
87 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
058 Meatballs (1979)
Jordan and Cara talk about Meatballs, a largely plotless movie that mostly left their brains by the time they hit record. They talk about what little they do remember, then discuss what it's like to be a weirdo when you're surrounded by normals, and then they add to the camp tropes list.
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