Carina Chocano

Carina Chocano’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, New York, Elle, Vogue, Rolling Stone, The California Sunday Magazine, Bust, The Washington Post, Vulture, The Cut, GOOD magazine, Texas Monthly, Wired, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and many others. She has been a film and TV critic at The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Her book You Play the Girl will be published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in August 2017. She lives in Los Angeles.

Guest Appearances

January 4, 2018

Writer and essayist Carina Chocano (You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Mixed Messages) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Babe when he finds out his mom is dead, PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me,” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


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August 14, 2017

Writer Carina Chocano joins Amy this week to discuss the original 1975 horror/thriller “The Stepford Wives.” First, Carina tells Amy about her new book You Play the Girl, and then they get into “The Stepford Wives,” noting how the film plays to director Bryan Forbes’ strengths and what it says about the power of perspective. They pick apart the use of sound design in the film, how it deals with themes of cultural abuse, and its lasting impact. Does “The Stepford Wives” belong in The Canon? Head to the Earwolf forums now to cast your vote!