Joy is building a movie theater in the basement of Brains On! Headquarters. She’s got the popcorn, air conditioning, and comfy seats but is overwhelmed by all the cool but complicated technology that makes movies magical. Join Joy and Forever Ago producer Nico Gonzalez Wisler for a silver-screen edition of First Things First!

Audio Transcript

Download transcript (PDF)

JOY DOLO: Joy Dolo, host of Forever Ago, here with one question for you. Do you have Smarty Pass? For just $4 a month, Smarty Pass gets you ad-free feeds of all of our shows. That's Brains On, Forever Ago, Moment of Um, and Smash Boom Best. Plus you get new special bonus episodes every month.

If you don't subscribe, you'll still get your free feeds like always, but subscribing gets you ad-free fees and super fun bonus episodes every month, like this one.

NICO WISLER: Hey, Joy, what you up to over there?

JOY DOLO: Oh, Nico, Forever Ago producer extraordinaire, I'm so glad you're here. It's summer, and one of my favorite things to do in the summer is go to the movies. There's always a big summer blockbuster. The air conditioning is so refreshing, and the popcorn, I cannot get enough popcorn.

NICO WISLER: Right. I love the movies, too, but that still doesn't explain what you're doing over there with a box of power tools, tube lighting, and 32 boxes of reclining chairs?

JOY DOLO: Well, let me explain that to you, because instead of taking the whole Brains On team to the movies, I thought it would be fun to build a theater in the basement of Brains On headquarters.

To hear more, visit to learn more and subscribe. It's just $4 a month or $36 for the whole year. This episode plus a whole back catalog will be waiting for you once you subscribe to the feed. Again, that's

Transcription services provided by 3Play Media.