Jul 16, 2020
Today on the podcast I have the fabulous Bethany Turner back for round 2!!! Bethany was one of my very first guests early in the season (episode 7, to be exact) and we got to talk about how she writes books that provide a space for pop culture and hard topics and faith to intersect with a lot of humor and heart. Bethany and I have bonded in a friendship solidified by a love for the Lord, stories and 90’s pop culture. So today, you get a little bit of all those things!
In the first half of this episode, we talk about what it's been like to be creative with how we enjoy movies and books and what not, and how we engage our creativity differently. You’ll also hear us talk about her latest book Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish, and actually we had this conversation on Hadley’s book birthday which was fun to celebrate that with her. Then, thanks to some of her readers’ question submissions, I also got a chance to get to put Bethany in the “Renowned” hot seat (for all those #hadbeck readers out there!) to hear more of Bethany’s story as an author as well as her miraculous survival story of ovarian cancer.
Then, in the second half of the episode, Bethany and I lay out our love for all things 90’s movies and television. I laughed SO HARD during this episode and it was just the kind of levity that I need during such a crazy season of time and we hope you get to enjoy that as well and maybe even pad your movie and tv viewing list as the Pandemic stretches on. There’s a lot of heart, there’s a lot of fun, and it's a good day to hang out with BT and me on Simply Stories. Thanks in advance for hanging out and laughing with us!
For the record, you can find everything we mention in this episode (all the books, all the movie references, all of it) in the show notes as well as how to keep connected with Bethany! This will definitely go down as the longest set of show notes in the history of the podcast, but WORTH. IT. I may have also snuck in some additional content in there, so happy hunting!
-Original episode with Bethany (episode #7!)
-Nashville, TN - Howdy, y’all ;)
-Robin Leach - Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous clip to hear his voice
-Susie Finkbeiner -- stay tuned to hear her episode here next week! :) We love ya, Susie!
-”Save the Last Dance” Keri Washington (yes THAT Keri Washington)
-Blockbuster (MAY IT RIP!!!!)
Our Crazy Pants 90’s Movie and TV List of References:
-”Dave”, (Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver) “Air Force One,” (Harrison Ford) “The American President” (Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas, Anna Deavere Smith (who ironically is in Dave, American President AND the West Wing), Annette Benning
-”He’s got the power cause he’s in the shower” scene, “Oh no, poor Joe” scene with Anna Deavere Smith! Also… the magic trick moment is hands down one of my favorite other parts.
-Morgan Freeman -- THIS IS EPIC, such an interesting and FUNNY interview with Morgan Freeman about Shawshank
-(Kirk from Gilmore Girls) - Sean Gunn
-”Bye Bye Birdie” TV movie (Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams)
- “Return to Me” (Minnie Driver, NOT Tim Daly,actually David Duchovny) I sadly couldn’t find the “Grace has Bob’s dead wife’s heart” scene on video but this trailer shows a lot of my other favorite moments!! -- annnd that’s technically from the year 2000. Whoops lol.
-”Regarding Henry” (Harrison Ford) -- the guy who plays his nurse is named Bill Nunn! See his link below
- “I Got You, Babe”- Sonny and Cher (scene for context)
-”The Preacher’s Wife” (also, can we talk about this soundtrack!?)
-”Step by Step”
Connecting with Bethany:
-Facebook (be sure and check out her Friday pop culture polls)
Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast:
*Intro and outro music by music by audionautix.com