It was gone before anyone could realize it's genius, but Judd Apatow's brilliant slice of high school life known as "Freaks and Geeks" effectively set the stage for 20 years of well-received TV and big-screen projects to come. In one abbreviated season, the show not only managed to build a world of relatable hilarity for anyone who remembered what high school was REALLY like, but it also managed to help launch the careers of Apatow, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, Busy Phillips and countless others. This week, SARAH HAGAN, who played Cardellini's (aka "Lindsay Weir's") best friend "Millie" joins us to talk about the show's casting process, the network's problematic attitude about the show, whether it was ahead of it's time, and the episode she hand-picked to chat about: "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers".
This show supports No Kids Hungry, a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.