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Carrie Fisher

Leah closes out movie month talking about her unexpected role model and weird connection to Carrie Fisher. Hilarious stories about Star Wars, Paul Simon, Debbie Reynolds, and acid-tripping with Cary Grant. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn why you can’t wear underwear in space.

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Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal Pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, and Denise Jaeckel.
  • Looking for Bonnie’s 1 Cool Movie Thing on Kathleen Shannon or Katie’s on Romantic Comedies or Denise’s Helen Mirren?
  • Get-to-know-you question: if you could make up an Oscar category that you would be a shoe-in to win, what would it be and what would be your acceptance speech?


  • Leah’s 1 Cool Movie Thing is Carrie Fisher
  • Leah’s history with movie obsession
  • The Leah Leach/Kate Chaplin name change thing
  • Carrie Fisher’s parents, Debbie Reynolds & Eddie Fisher


  • CORRECTION: Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times not 9
  • How Carrie Fisher would be cast as Princess Leia IF she lost 10 pounds
  • Carrie Fisher has a fight with Paul Simon for 12 years (aka marriage)


  • Carrie drug problems (she was very open about it later)
  • Carrie diagnoses with Manic Depression/Bi-Polar
  • Carrie is in the Abnormal Psychology Textbook!
From Pax Romano’s Ramblings
  • Her daughter Billie Lord
  • Postcards from the Edge novel and movie
  • All of Carrie’s books (Leah’s highly recommends Wishful Drinking and Princess Diarist)
  • The ultimate fantasy of slave Leia
  • Carrie Fisher’s house. A tour from Good Morning America with Todd Fisher (Carrie’s brother)

  • The Bright Lights documentary that aired after Carrie and her mother’s death. Trailer
  • The story of why Carrie Fisher couldn’t wear underwear in Star Wars
  • Carrie’s death and Leah’s tribute to her

Carrie Fisher Meme

  • How she is Leah’s unexpected role model – PREPARE THE KLEENEX!
  • The film Leah/Kate Chaplin wrote and produced loosely based on her experiences of never getting her name said right. Leah Not Leia.

  • The Cary Grant story!!! Thank goodness there was time.




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