The Couch PodcastConversations about pop culture and why it matters
This week Jenny is going to do her best to convince me to give the true crime genre a try. So if you’re like me and you’ve been reluctant or resistant to diving into all the true crime podcasts, books, and TV series out there, this episode just might be for you. Who knows? Maybe we’ll become true crime’s biggest fans! … Maybe.
This week, Alana Dawson and I are once again tackling all of your most pressing pop culture questions in volume five of our “Ask the Couch” series. I took questions from so many of you and, with Alana’s help, tried to answer them the best I could. We had so much fun talking, and I know you’re going to love this conversation.
This week, Dawn Camp and I are excited to tell you all about the movies coming to theaters this fall. (With the caveat that things may change at any time, of course.) We’ll tell you about movie premieres and whether we plan to stream it, skip it, or brave the theater to see it!
Rebekah Hoffer is back to talk romance novels! This time we’re discussing several popular tropes or themes found in romance novels and suggesting our favorites in each category.
This week, Amanda White and I are talking about something unexpected to anyone who knows us and our deep, abiding love of fiction—memoirs. We’re talking about memoirs! What they are (how they’re different than autobiographies or collections of essays or maybe they aren’t?), which ones we’ve read and loved, and the ones we hope to read soon.
In this episode, Jenny Rapson and I are talking about family movie nights—something we’ve both been doing a lot of over the past year and a half, and one of the few things we want to keep from pandemic life. We’ve got tips for making a movie night work for your family and a big ol’ list of movies we’ve loved watching.
This week, Rachel Kang and I are talking about our favorite movies about road trips. After all, it’s summertime and we’ve finally been able to start traveling again. Plus, both Rachel and I love a good road trip. And movies. So, voila! Also, because this is The Couch, where rabbit trails and side notes are always welcome, we also get into used books and essential oils.
In this episode, Michelle Reyes and I are talking about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We are talking about the recent additions to the MCU, both movies and series; and we’re talking about what’s coming in the next several months. We also look at representation in Marvel movies and series—what we’ve observed and what we’re hoping for in future stories.
In this episode, we’re talking about audiobooks that are perfect for road trips. After all, ‘tis the season for road trips, right? And even if you don’t have a trip coming up anytime soon, hopefully you’re starting to get back to quasi-normal life in some ways—and for lots of us, I know that involves a lot of time in the car, often with our kids. So, Jessica Howard is here to tell us what we can listen to to make those hours and miles go by quicker. Or, at least quieter!
Today’s guest is Katie Reid, and we had so much fun swapping stories about our favorite musicals, and I think you’ll get a kick out of this conversation, too. That’s right. We’re making a list of our top 10 favorite musicals in this episode (although, spoiler alert, we had a real hard time sticking to just 10 and may have broken our own rules to sneak in a few more. Also, because this is The Couch, where rabbit trails and side notes are always welcome, we also get into pizza and romance novels.
Today I’m here with best-selling author, nationally respected speaker, and podcast host, Kathi Lipp. We really could have kept talking for hours. But for your sake, we didn’t—and I think you’re going to love this conversation! We talk about our favorite heartwarming TV shows because LORD KNOWS we need some comfort food in the way of Netflix binges these days, right?!
The Couch Podcast #73: Teaching Kids About Diversity with Media with Lucretia Berry & Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young
In this episode, we’re talking about how to teach your kids about other races and cultures through media. We’ve got tons of book recommendations for you, plus TV shows and movies to watch with your family, as well as details about a cool new program Lucretia and Dorina have just launched.