Forrest Gump. Woody. Josh Baskin. Mailbox Elvis? Join in as we dig through the many roles of the immensely charming, always dazzling Tom Hanks. Whether it’s a film you can recite front to back or a small appearance on Happy Days as a karate expert intent on beating the Fonz (seriously), join Managing Editor Adam Kivel and a special guest from the worlds of music, comedy, journalism, and more as they analyze a project in the star’s storied filmography. This is Hanks for the Memories.
Gather up your unused AOL trial CDs: It’s time to talk You’ve Got Mail! From a world in which internet dating is the most ludicrous thing imaginable, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (in one of their three co-starring vehicles) find unlikely love in the competitive world of bookstores. And what good luck, we’ve got literary podcaster/journalist/book-lover/former bookstore employee Janet Potter along for the ride. Together, Janet and Adam dig into The Shop Around the Corner’s finances, compare Starbucks orders, and find the connecting line between Tom Hanks and Jimmy Stewart. Be sure to follow Janet at The Millions and watch her and Michael Shaub’s insightful, witty book discussions on The Book Report Show.