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Dear Felicity

The cast, crew, executives, and fans of Felicity revisit the show 25 years after its premiere on The WB to discuss why the show remains a cultural touchstone and what made that moment in the history of television particularly unique. Rather than going episode-by-episode, Dear Felicity episodes will cover themes and story arcs as a way to have broader conversations about Felicity, The WB, the careers of those involved, and how the TV business functioned. The podcast will largely follow the tv show’s chronology. 

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Recent Episodes of Dear Felicity


Inside the Writers Room With Josh Reims and Larry Trilling (Eps. 204-205)

Inside the Writers Room With Josh Reims and Larry Trilling (Eps. 204-205)

This week, Juliet and Mandy talk about all the changes in Season 2 (in addition to Felicity’s hair). They discuss Felicity’s new love interest, Mandy’s promotion to series regular, other new faces, and more. Then, they welcome Josh Reims and Larry Trilling to talk about the inner workings of the writers and the producers. Among many topics, Josh talks about how to keep the momentum going for the show, and Larry touches on what it was like to begin his career in TV on 'Felicity.'


Next time: 206-209. Watch on Hulu.

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Episode 22 May 2024 1h, 24m and 18s


The Haircut: An Oral History (Ep. 201-203)

The Haircut: An Oral History (Ep. 201-203)

If you ask any random person about Felicity, they will probably know about the haircut. This episode looks at how the writers came up with the idea, how it was executed, how the public and the network responded, and what we think about it now. JJ Abrams, Matt Reeves, Keri Russell, and Scott Speedman are all throughout the episode, as well as critics, including Michael Ausiello and Willa Paskin, executive Susanne Daniels, and many more voices. Does a haircut still mean so much 25 years later?


Hosts: Amanda Foreman, Greg Grunberg, and Juliet Litman

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Episode 15 May 2024 51m and 10s


A Felicity (the Character) Deep Dive With Keri Russell (Eps. 120-122)

A Felicity (the Character) Deep Dive With Keri Russell (Eps. 120-122)

Keri Russell returns to reflect on the first season of the show. She talks to Juliet and Mandy about her lasting memories off set from the first year, how she thinks about the central Ben vs. Noel dilemma now, how 'Felicity' impacted her career, and much, much more. Juliet and Mandy also recap Episodes 120-122 and long for the elegiac tunes of Sarah McLachlan.


Next time: Episodes 201-203. Watch on Hulu.


Hosts: Amanda Foreman, Greg Grunberg, and Juliet Litman

Executive Producers: JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves

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Episode 2 May 2024 1h, 18m and 19s


Julie and the Collision of Art and Real Life With Amy Jo Johnson and Gina-Prince Bythewood (Eps. 118-119)

Julie and the Collision of Art and Real Life With Amy Jo Johnson and Gina-Prince Bythewood (Eps. 118-119)

Juliet and Greg discuss Episodes 118 and 119, two Julie Emrick–centric episodes. Gina Prince-Bythewood joins Juliet to discuss how Gina’s own life experiences were poured into the character of Julie. Then, Julie herself, Amy Jo Johnson, comes on the show to talk to Juliet and her old pal Greg. They discuss not only playing the 'Felicity' character, but also the Pink Power Ranger, of course.



Next time: Episodes 120-122, the end of Season 1! Watch on Hulu.



Hosts: Amanda Foreman, Greg Grunberg, and Juliet Litm...

Episode 25 April 2024 1h, 16m and 18s


Felicity's Virginity With Andrea Newman and Susanne Daniels (Eps. 116-117)

Felicity's Virginity With Andrea Newman and Susanne Daniels (Eps. 116-117)

Juliet and Mandy discuss Episodes 116 and 117, in which Felicity loses her virginity. They talk about how the show handled that moment and some other fun plot points from these episodes. Then, Juliet is joined by Andrea Newman, who wrote on 117, to talk about her experience as a writer for the show and how it helped shape her career. Finally, former WB executive Susanne Daniels joins to discuss how the network approached the topic of sex on ‘Felicity’ and other WB shows.


Next time: Episodes 118-119. Watch on Hulu.

Hosts: Amanda Foreman, Greg Grun...

Episode 18 April 2024 1h, 7m and 52s


Directorial Debut With J.J. Abrams (Eps. 113-115)

Directorial Debut With J.J. Abrams (Eps. 113-115)

Juliet and Mandy talk about Episodes 113-115, which include the Todd Mulcahy arc and J.J.’s directorial debut. Juliet talks about why this set of episodes is one of her favorites and some of the worst music replacements in these episodes. Then Juliet and Greg are joined by J.J. to talk about his first-time directing experience.


Next time: Episodes 116 and 117. Watch on Hulu.


Hosts: Amanda Foreman, Greg Grunberg, and Juliet Litman

Executive Producers: J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves

For Bad Robot Audio: Ex...

Episode 11 April 2024 1h, 12m and 16s


Firsts With Jennifer Garner (Eps. 109-112)

Firsts With Jennifer Garner (Eps. 109-112)

Greg returns to discuss Episodes 109-112 with Juliet. They cover many firsts for Felicity: her first Thanksgiving away from home, her first finals, her first time (almost). It’s a momentous stretch for 'Felicity' and for TV as we now know it. Jennifer Garner appears as a guest star, playing Noel’s girlfriend Hannah, and it’s her first step into the J.J. Abrams cinematic universe. We commemorate the occasion as Garner comes on the podcast to talk about auditioning for the role of Hannah, working with J.J. on 'Alias,' and why she’s seen every episode...

Episode 4 April 2024 1h, 17m and 53s


Pink Guy With Devon Gummersall and Joanna Robinson

Pink Guy With Devon Gummersall and Joanna Robinson

Content warning: Juliet, Mandy, and the guests discuss 'Felicity' Episodes 107 and 108, which depict rape.

In the years since the episodes “Drawing the Line: Part 1” and "Part 2" (107 and 108) aired on the WB, they have remained the most progressive ones. Juliet enlists The Ringer’s Joanna Robinson to talk about why those episodes have endured both because of and despite the difficult topic of rape. Next, Mandy joins Juliet to discuss some behind-the-scenes context, and finally, Devon Gummersall joins the show to talk about the duality of playing Pink Guy on Felicity and Brian Krakow on 'My So-Called Life.' Gumm...

Episode 28 March 2024 1h, 16m and 54s


Finding Noel With Scott Foley and Evan Ross Katz (Episodes 103-106)

Finding Noel With Scott Foley and Evan Ross Katz (Episodes 103-106)

Juliet and Greg cover Episodes 103-106, reliving both iconic and iconically uncomfortable moments from Felicity’s first weeks at college. Those moments include the time Felicity’s tape to Sally played at the dorm party (cringe), and Felicity and Noel’s kiss after a particularly intense game of Boggle. Then, Juliet and Greg are joined by Scott Foley to talk about how he nearly played Ben before ultimately getting the role of Noel, working as an actor on Warner Bros. shows, and how playing Noel impacted his career. Finally, Juliet is joined by cultural critic Evan Ross Katz to contex...

Episode 21 March 2024 1h, 24m and 10s


Being Felicity With Keri Russell and Scott Speedman

Being Felicity With Keri Russell and Scott Speedman

Juliet, Greg, and Mandy read some of the early reviews of Season 1 of 'Felicity.' Next, Juliet and Mandy are joined by Keri Russell to talk about how being on the show launched her career and what lessons she took away from embodying the character of Felicity. Then, we hear more from the time that Mandy, Keri, and Scott Speedman were in New York together. They talk about the friendships they built on the show and how, in many ways, their time on the show was like college.


Next time: Episodes 103-106. Watch on...

Episode 14 March 2024 1h, 20m and 37s

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