Because you know me to be a clearly indoorsy person who loves the convenient things in life, you might be surprised by today’s topic. My good friend (and good friend of the show) Kathi Lipp is here to talk about homesteading and home renovation—and the shows that give us hope we can do those things.

Kathi is a speaker and author, and her newest book, The Accidental Homesteader: What I’ve Learned About Chickens, Compost, and Creating Home, came out yesterday. Part how-to, part memoir, and totally down-to-earth for even the most novice homemakers, this book is about the mindset of freedom, independence, and strength that anyone can find, no matter where they call home. And it’s the inspiration for today’s conversation about home shows that we have loved watching and are watching these days!

Of course, because this is The Couch, where side notes and rabbit trails are always welcome, we also take time to talk about rewatching favorite shows, The Bear on Hulu, our devotion to TBS, and the online ads that have worked on us.

All right, it’s time to talk homes with Kathi. Let’s get started!


  • Meg Tietz of Sorta Awesome
  • MAX is where you can stream HGTV, DIY, and Magnolia Network shows.
  • Clean Sweep
  • Homestead Rescue
  • Home Town
  • Tiny House Nation
  • Stay Here
  • Flea Market Flip
  • Good Bones
  • Restoring Galveston
  • The Biggest Little Farm
  • Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Bargain Mansions
  • Grow Cook Eat
  • Married to Real Estate
  • @redleafranch on TikTok


  • Rewatching The West Wing
  • Watching The Bear (Hulu)
  • And watching it slowly because it’s real intense!
  • Buying clothes based on an online ad (from Bloomchic, who’s not a sponsor but who did create and sell me two very cute and comfy shirts)


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