Hi. My name is Sarah (Spanish pronunciation, yes even thought has an H). I’m an award-winning YA author and one of the two voices you’ll hear on the podcast "What the Kids Were Watching." If you grew up in the late 70s and 80s and watched the same movies again and again on HBO, if… Continue reading About WTKWW
What the Kids Were Podcasting: Season 3 Is Here!
The holidays are always a busy time, but Raf and I still managed to launch season 3 of "What the Kids Were Watching" this December (though I forgot to post an update about it here). It's a great episode on the iconic Bill Murray movie "Scrooged," and if you haven't listened yet, I hope you'll… Continue reading What the Kids Were Podcasting: Season 3 Is Here!
“All I Want for Christmas Is You”: A Holly, Jolly Act of Rebellion
“So I guess you hate that Mariah Carey song.” I looked at Raf with shock. “What are you talking about?” “Christmas music. You were literally just saying how much you hate Christmas music.” “Oh. Yeah. That sounds like me.” “So I assume you hate that Mariah Carey song, too.” “God, no! I love that song.… Continue reading “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: A Holly, Jolly Act of Rebellion
“Ocean’s 11”: I Still Have Some Questions
I saw the 2001 version of “Ocean’s 11” at a pivotal point in my young adult life. At the time, I was broke and in grad school but dating a software person who owned a fancy BMW and loved going to Vegas. When I wasn’t in Vegas with him, I was attending grad school classes,… Continue reading “Ocean’s 11”: I Still Have Some Questions
What the Kids Were Podcasting: A Season 2 Recap
I’m not going to lie: I’m pretty embarrassed that It’s been almost a year since my last blog post. Granted, a lot has happened in the past year. There’s the pandemic, for one. And I’m still processing my mom’s death last September. I also started a new full-time job in May (which I love). So… Continue reading What the Kids Were Podcasting: A Season 2 Recap
Protected: The Yard Is Filled With Cardinals
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What the Kids Were Podcasting: A Season 1 Recap
Can you believe it's been six months since Raf and I released the last episode in Season 1 of the "What the Kids Were Watching" podcast? I've been meaning to write a recap post with links to each specific episode, but, y'know, pandemic. Speaking of, how's that quarantine life going for you? I don't have… Continue reading What the Kids Were Podcasting: A Season 1 Recap
Childhood Movies, Racial Justice, and Calling Out “Products of Their Time”
Hi. My name is Sarah (Spanish pronunciation). I’m the founder of the podcast and blog What the Kids Were Watching. And I’m back on the blog, for the first time in months, to remind y'all that Black lives matter. I have a lot to say about how racial justice impacts a podcast about childhood movies.… Continue reading Childhood Movies, Racial Justice, and Calling Out “Products of Their Time”
Holiday Leftovers: A Podcast Update, Mini-Movie Reviews and More
Greetings and salutations. How's everyone's 2020 going? Mine's a bit of a doozy. To catch you up: My mom started feeling sick in August, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in October, had a stroke in mid-December and was hospitalized for over a week, and still is struggling with temporary dementia. The good news is… Continue reading Holiday Leftovers: A Podcast Update, Mini-Movie Reviews and More
The Podcast Lives!
After over a year of planning, I'm delighted and relieved (delieved?) to announce that "What the Kids Were Watching" the podcast IS A REAL THING AND YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT NOW! Just click that link or one of the social media icons at the top of the blog. We're currently on: Apple! Spotify! Buzzsprout!… Continue reading The Podcast Lives!
Dillon Francis at XS: We Both Know How Weekends Go
Fear and Dancing in Las Vegas “I grow old ... I grow old ... I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.”—T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” “Today we have the chance to feel again To hear the sounds that brought us in To laugh, to cry, to live again Like… Continue reading Dillon Francis at XS: We Both Know How Weekends Go
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