Can I Just Say

Can I just say… that this is a podcast about stories we love. A joyous in-depth discussion of characters and themes in movies, television, and literature and how they are meaningful for us.

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CIJS 9: Strictly Ballroom – Red Curtain Tryptic Part One

This week on Can I Just Say, we chose to celebrate a favorite film –  Strictly Ballroom, and found ourselves quite moved. Like a certain awkward girl in glasses, there is so much more to this seemingly simple, lovely romance than we expected once we started talking about it.
This is Part One of our three part discussion of Baz Luhrmann’s Red Curtain Tryptic with upcoming episodes on Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge.

CIJS 9: The Godfather

This week on Can I Just Say, Elizabeth made Daphne an offer she couldn’t refuse…. to watch one of Daphne’s all time favorite films, The Godfather. Join us to discuss what is personal, what is business, and a great story of building a world within another world. 

CIJS 8: Outlander Episodes 311-313

This week on Can I Just Say, Daphne and Lauren take our very special beauty baths, smack down Capt…oops, we mean Leftanants (we are unfamiliar with the somewhat liberal practices of the Navy), and enjoy our turtle soup. We have much to say about episodes 311-313 of Outlander and about Season 3 as a whole.

CIJS 7: Jane Eyre Adaptations

This week on Can I Just Say, we discuss three adaptations of Jane Eyre – the 1996 with Charlotte Gainsbourg, the 2006 with Ruth Wilson, and the 2011 with Mia Wasikowska …. and some ok actors play Rochester as well.

CIJS 6: Outlander Episodes 307-310 We are not Gentlewomen

This week on Can I Just Say, Daphne is joined by Lauren Sarner and Barrie Hardymon to discuss Outlander episodes 307-310. And we are not gentlewomen.
We can’t wait to get back to Lallybroch even though the reception is…… mixed?
Then we hit the high seas in some very very familiar ships and learn that the 18th century version of millennials are consistently the best.

CIJS 5: Jane Eyre

This week on Can I Just Say, Elizabeth and Daphne discuss Charlotte Brontë’s gorgeous novel, Jane Eyre. We are all Jane and she is the best of us.
In one month we will discuss TV and film adaptations of this story that moves us so.

CIJS 4: Outlander 304-306 Everyone has Chemistry with Claire

This week on Can I Just Say, Daphne is joined by Lauren Sarner and Barrie Hardymon to discuss Outlander episodes 304-306. We stare into yet another baby carriage while agreeing that Isobel and Lord John are the best.
Also, you got this, Roger? Ok. Cool. Because Claire has a taxi and a puddle waiting for her. Oh right, also a Print Shop.

CIJS 2: Outlander 301-303 Joe’s Salvation Elixir

This week on Can I Just Say, Daphne and Lauren have the first of a series of conversations about Outlander’s Third Season, covering episodes 1 through 3. We discuss Lord John Grey! And also bed configurations, cooking configurations, closed-eyed sex, and the (generally unsuccessful) search for home in this part of the story. But its ok because Joe Abernathy and Jenny are both generous with the drinks.

CIJS 1: Master and Commander – Who are you calling an Old Man of War?

This week on Can I Just Say, our enthusiasm for this story and ships generally shows, in real time thematic revelations, mispronunciations, and a favorite thing list that grew and grew. Elizabeth and Daphne visit a completely new story with tall ships and many of the themes we loved from Black Sails before we move on to future non-ship oriented stories.

Can I Just Say – Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Welcome to Can I Just Say… a podcast about stories we love. A joyous in-depth discussion characters and themes in movies, television, and literature and how they are meaningful for us.