The Couch Podcast

Conversations about pop culture and why it matters
The Couch Podcast #55: Movies in the Time of COVID with Dawn Camp

The Couch Podcast #55: Movies in the Time of COVID with Dawn Camp

This week my friend—and friend of the show—Dawn Camp is here to talk with me about movies in the time of COVID. Since we haven’t been able to go to the theater, where have we been getting our movie fix? Have any of the new movies of 2020 been good? And when will we ever see the new James Bond movie? If you love movies like we love movies, you’re going to love this episode.

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The Couch Podcast #54 :: Remembering Our First (Pop Culture) Loves with Amanda White

The Couch Podcast #54 :: Remembering Our First (Pop Culture) Loves with Amanda White

This episode is the first of a new season, and my good friend—and friend of the show—Amanda White is here to talk with me about how sometimes, our first (pop culture) loves become our forever loves. We cover my long history of loving mysteries and her insistence on bonnets and survival stories. And hang in to the very end, because we also share some listeners’ first and forever pop culture loves. You won’t want to miss that!

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Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite TV Show (The Couch Podcast summer series #11)

Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite TV Show (The Couch Podcast summer series #11)

In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Amy Clark, founder of MomAdvice.com and host of The MomAdvice Book Club on Facebook. Fun fact: I’ve worked with Amy, writing posts for her site, for several years — but this was the first time we talked face to face! Amy is a self-proclaimed book nerd who loves reading, reviewing, and recommending books, which made her the perfect person to tell us what to read next, based on our favorite TV shows.

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How Pop Culture Can Help Us During Times of Grief (The Couch Podcast summer series #9)

How Pop Culture Can Help Us During Times of Grief (The Couch Podcast summer series #9)

In a surprisingly upbeat episode, my friend Becky McCoy and I tackle the topic of grief. We talk about grief as it’s portrayed in pop culture, and how pop culture can help a person heal from loss or grief. Based on the amount of laughter in this episode, we either have a fantastic perspective on these topics…or we’re just big weirdos who love talking about sad things. Tune in and then tell us which you think it is!

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Workplace Comedies We Love with Grace P. Cho (The Couch Podcast summer series #6)

Workplace Comedies We Love with Grace P. Cho (The Couch Podcast summer series #6)

When my friend and former co-worker Grace and I first met, online, on the job, we didn’t know much about each other. But the moment we discovered our mutual love of Parks and Recreation (and The Office, too, of course), we knew our friendship was meant to be. Clearly, we got each other. We were each other’s kind of people. As we chat this week, you’ll get to hear me try to convince Grace to branch out to other workplace comedies. And we’ll debate what defines a workplace comedy in the first place. What IS Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Is it a workplace comedy? A cop show? Who knows? Well, maybe we do. You’ll have to listen to find out.

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How Pop Culture Can Help Us Handle Change (The Couch Podcast summer series #5)

How Pop Culture Can Help Us Handle Change (The Couch Podcast summer series #5)

Today I’m talking with my good friend (and friend of the show), Kristen Strong. If you’ve heard Kristen and me chat about pop culture before, you know we could go on forever, gushing about all the many favorites we have in common. But today we decided to be a smidge more serious and hopefully helpful and talk about how pop culture can help us deal with change—something we’ve all been dealing with a lot lately.

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Musical TV Shows, Episodes & Scenes (The Couch Podcast summer series #4)

Musical TV Shows, Episodes & Scenes (The Couch Podcast summer series #4)

My brother is back on the podcast, and in this episode we take a deep dive into all of the best and all of our favorite (sometimes the same thing, but not always) singing and dancing on TV. Well, not all of it. This is already a supersized episode and that’s with some strict parameters! While we certainly would have loved to chat (fine. GUSH.) about every single note sung or played on television in the history of ever, we had to limit ourselves a bit.

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