Ursa reviews a pop science book on epidemiology and evidence-based medicine that’s fun, accessible, hilarious… and occasionally really scary.
Video Show: Stuff You Like
Ursa’s discusses her favorite film in the Cornetto trilogy, why Nicholas Angel is so great, and alternate reads on character sexuality.
In this two-part episode, Ursa takes a crack at Revenge of the Sith and the joys of people taking action while advancing the plot through dialogue.
The Lion King: it’s a family movie. And that’s a good thing! Ursa discusses Winning All The Awards, family vs. children’s media, and universal themes.
Time for a book review with an Old-Timey Magical Rebel with a Cause. Let's dance, magic dance.
Mawwaige… is what brings us here today. Well, that and talking about how totally fantastic Evie is, the dearth of happily married movie couples, and why Ursa loves The Mummy Returns, even though it’s dumb.
More terrible puns, weird acting choices, the perils of directing, and baby Jedi named Liam! We’ve got it all!
This episode, Ursa is truly… well… enchanted, and she’s talking Disney, cynicism, magic, and why reference jokes do not a good film make. Plus, Amy Adams holds a live fish in her mouth while talking to Ariel.
What does Ursa think of The Phantom Menace? Why are the Star Wars prequels in a Stuff You Like episode at all? What is Moosebutter? What is fandom? Who originated the phrase, “Jar Jar, you’re a genius!” and made me believe it? And exactly what is Darths and Droids? Some of these questions will be answered in this very episode! Some are mysteries for the ages.
Riddle me this, Marvel fans: what do Captain America movies tell you about being a man? It’s a friendship and teamwork extravaganza, don’t you know.
The Discworld! Terry Pratchett! Sky One! Visuals that are (mostly) gorgeous, main characters who are (mostly) brilliant, and a three-hour miniseries that should have been shorter. But still, Death is in it. And he’s wonderful. Also, Ursa talks about hero/villain shipping.
Tony Stark: Not just Iron Man any more. In this episode, Ursa discusses the crumbling of Tony’s hyper-masculine ideal to reveal someone who’s actually… kind of great.
Ursa’s not the keenest on Thor: The Dark World, so she’s getting it out of the way before getting onto the good Avenger movies of MCU Phase 2. We talk Loki, being good in bits and pieces, and why cruelty to the shell-shocked isn’t funny.
This episode: Galaxy Quest! Which is to say: belief, placebo, Thermians, Jason Nesmith as totally-not-William-Shatner, and the most affectionate Star Trek parody ever.
Ursa takes you once more into the magic dance of adolescent metaphors, dear friends. Ever just want to go back and talk about stuff again? Stuff, perhaps, that You Like? Well, this is a second look at Labyrinth, and Ursa’s feeling metaphorical.
This week, Ursa discusses Movie!Tristan, Boring Normal Guy Heroes, fantastical characters, and why Tristan fails as our Harry Potter-esque Everyman With A Destiny. Also, Robert DeNiro wears some really interesting dresses.
This week: Cher as proto-Elle Woods, struggling through Emma, class struggle in Emma, and overuse of the word “curmudgeon”.
In this episode: princesses, knights and queens, Linkara, Count Jackula, and some of the reasons Frozen was so insanely popular. Also, Ursa breaks into song. Because how else would you expect her to celebrate her 100th episode?
In her last look at Harry Potter (for a while, anyway), Ursa discusses the big themes of Deathly Hallows. But mostly the ones relating to growing up and friendship. Because friendship is magic.
In Ursa’s penultimate Harry Potter-themed episode, she talks fanfiction, the 10,000 hour rule, the importance of constructive feedback, and why fic is important.