Because I Watched

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The stories we watch on television and at the movies can impact the stories of our own lives. Each week we’ll hear stories from real people all over the world about the ways their favorite tv and movies have shaped them. Featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Cara Buono, Bobby Berk and more.

Episode Date
Because I Watched Sex Education
Asking your mom about sex can be weird. This Israeli journalist vows to make it anything but for her teenage son. This essay was written and read by Sara Benincasa
Mar 04, 2020
Because I Watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before
One Korean-American woman finally sees herself reflected in a romantic lead, and learns to embrace all the parts of her identity. This essay is read by Anna Cathcart, who plays Kitty on To All The Boys I've Loved Before.
Feb 19, 2020
Because I Watched Orange is the New Black
An Egyptian woman struggles with her identity as a lesbian in a country that denies her existence. A mysterious stranger and the ladies of Litchfield help her find her way. This week’s essay is read by Dascha Polanco, who plays Daya in Orange is the New Black.
Feb 05, 2020
Because I Watched Grace and Frankie
As a woman, being a standup comedian in India is not the norm. But Fatima finds inspiration and courage from two onscreen funny women and gives it a go. This week’s essay is read by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who play Grace and Frankie on Grace and Frankie.
Jan 22, 2020
Because I Watched: Holiday Trailer
We'll be taking a short break for the holidays, but don't worry! We'll be back in the new year with more stories. Happy Holidays!
Dec 18, 2019
Because I Watched Stranger Things
Four Texas teachers transport their students to 1980s Hawkins, Indiana where they encounter demogorgons, the Upside Down, and a newfound confidence in their studies. This week’s essay is read by Cara Buono, who plays Karen Wheeler in Stranger Things.
Dec 11, 2019
Because I Watched Delhi Crime
A Pakistani journalist catches the attention of the President after speaking out about the desperate need for women’s representation in media. This week’s essay is read by Shefali Shah, who plays Vartika Chaturvedi in Delhi Crime.
Dec 04, 2019
Because I Watched Queer Eye
Homophobia tears a Venezuelan mother and daughter apart. The Fab Five reunites them. This week’s essay is read by Bobby Berk, a member of the Fab Five in Queer Eye.
Nov 27, 2019
Because I Watched The Crown
Two sisters, worlds apart. One Royal family that bridges the distance. This week’s essay is read by Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret in Season 3 of The Crown.
Nov 20, 2019
Because I Watched: Trailer
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Nov 14, 2019