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Aug. 24, 2021

Apple TV+'s CODA: An Absolute Must-Watch!

Apple TV+'s CODA: An Absolute Must-Watch!

On this week's episode of Kickin & Streamin Podcast, Graham & Jocelyn discuss Apple TV+'s original movie 'CODA' starring Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, and Daniel Durant. The film is a coming of age story of Ruby, the child of deaf adults (CODA), and only hearing child of her parent's two children. Before discussing the film, Graham took a moment to explain why there was no episode of the podcast published last week, due to the fact that on Saturday August 14, 2021, Graham's country of origin, Haiti, was affected by a 7.2 earthquake just 11 years after being hit by one; which killed thousands of people and left hundreds of thousand Haitians homeless. Graham stated his family is okay, but for the better part of that weekend, he couldn't establish contact with other extended family members. Graham also encourage listeners to find out how to help and contribute to the various non-profit organizations bringing aid to Haiti, and recommended to look for the organization Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti(HHFOH); which is a non-profit organization Graham has worked with since the first earthquake in Haiti. A variety of medical professionals and other Haitian-American humanitarian member of HHFOH will bring aides to Haiti on September 5th, and will be in Haiti for several weeks helping those in need. Visit hhfoh.org for more information on how to donate. Graham & Jocelyn discussed the film after Jocelyn gave a brief synopsis about the film. Graham reflected on the existing parallels between CODA and Sound of Metal, another film discussed on the podcast earlier this year. The co-host established the two movies aren't particularly similar stories, but they both humanize and offer understanding into the world of deaf individuals. Graham & Jocelyn discussed the cast and praised the fact that the main actors who portrayed deaf character are in fact deaf actors. Graham spoke highly of the performance by Mexican actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez, as he reminisce on a skit TV program the actor used to have on Latin-American television. Graham referred to a comedic character by Derbez called "El Lonje Moco," which Graham enjoyed and found funny mainly because it annoyed his wife Christine.  This episode will also be available to watch on our YouTube channel and please don't forget to subscribe for future episodes. If you like this episode, please rate us on your podcast player, and subscribe for future episodes. Follow us on social media on Faceboook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. You can also support the show by becoming a Patron on our Patreon page where you'll become eligible for our exclusive patrons-only contents. Finally, we'd like you to visit our merchandise store on Teespring where you can purchase our beautiful and stylish t-shirts, pullover, and mug.