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It's the Nicolas Cage Episode! S1 E28

This is a special edition episode of The Trace where I analyze the career of Nicolas Cage.  Here I challenge the idea that Cage is a bad actor.  I contend that he plays his characters truthfully in terms of emotional experience.  We are the actors in the way that we repress and deny our inner life.  This whole episode is a provocation to all of us to be more honest about our emotions and experience.