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The On Being Project

Rubén Blades, Ashley C. Ford, David Greene, et al.

This Movie Changed Me

Movies delight and inspire and repel. They're places the big questions we take up at On Being land in the heart of our lives. They change our lives and our life together. Get out the popcorn for this show, and immerse yourself in film scores and iconic movie moments — with David Greene on how Star Wars changed him, Ashley C. Ford on The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rubén Blades on the 1943 noir Western The Ox-Bow Incident, and more.

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  • Casper ter Kuile

    Casper ter Kuile

    is the executive director and director of possibility for On Being Project’s Impact Lab. Casper is also the co-host of the totally addictive podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, which explores the magic of that book chapter by chapter and what it can teach us about our own lives.

  • Ashley C. Ford

    Ashley C. Ford

    is the host of the news and culture radio show 112BK and the new podcast, Fortune Favors the Bold. She’s also written for nearly everyone, including Refinery 29, ELLE, BuzzFeed, and The Guardian, just to name a few. We loved her guest spot on the Dear Sugars podcast — check it out if you’re looking for an extra dose of Ashley’s wisdom.

  • Anthony Breznican

    Anthony Breznican

    is a senior staff writer for Entertainment Weekly and the author of the fantastic novel Brutal Youth — if you were a teenager who struggled in high school, this book will be a friend to you.

  • Rubén Blades

    Rubén Blades

    is a Panamanian singer, actor, musician, activist, lawyer, politician, and hero to many. He's been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, of which he won nine. His album with Willie Colón, Siembra, has "Pedro Navaja," "Plastico," and all the songs that made Rubén the legend he is.

  • Gabrielle Bellot

    Gabrielle Bellot

    is a staff writer for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Guernica. Her piece in The Atlantic, “Hayao Miyazaki and the Art of Being a Woman,” is a work of art in itself, so definitely check it out.

  • David Greene

    David Greene

    is co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and Up First. He's known for loving karaoke, pulling all-nighters in bars, and crying during nearly every movie, especially on planes. In a former life he was a foreign correspondent, and he details his adventures in the book Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia.