Molly Smith is the Creator and Host of Did That Age Well? a show I was privileged enough to guest on a few short weeks ago talking about the hilariously droll 1999 comedy Office Space. I was introduced to Molly by my good friends at Discussion Combustion and it was during my delightful chat with Molly on her show that I knew I had to have her on mine.
Molly is whip smart, brimming with enthusiasm, has a great laugh, and loves to analyze pop culture. Those qualities all make for a great guest, and what a great chat we had. Molly is a professional copywriter, and as someone who has done a bunch of that myself, we talked about the uniqueness of the writing style you have to employ, the beautiful torture of being a writer, and what happens when you lose your creative spark. We also compare notes on undergrad vs grad school and talk about why college group work sucks and doesn’t actually resemble the real world at all.
And as you might guess, we spend a great deal of time talking about pop culture. We’re both clearly pop culture junkies, and we share the (I’m told) bizarre habit of reading movie reviews of movies I have no interest in seeing. We end up talking about Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z quite a bit, and while I’m frequently exhausted by that type of conversation on its face, Molly provides fascinating insight that I’m pleased to bring you. After considering her compelling arguments, I am not giving The Big Chill another shot, though.