Episode 87: Animal Crackers

Shannon Vasconcelos joins us to discuss Netflix’s new movie, Animal Crackers, and whether a circus story makes sense for today’s audiences. Plus, whether lots of different hair colors count as diversity, why Ian McKellan gets two musical numbers in a non-musical, and whether hoary “bad dad” plot tropes will go out the window in post-pandemic storylines. In Screen Time in the News, we forgive a parenting expert for judging us on our screen time habits before the pandemic upended her ideas about the role of screens in our lives.

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