The Couch Podcast

Conversations about pop culture and why it matters
The Couch Podcast #100: Celebrating a Milestone & Looking Back at 2021

The Couch Podcast #100: Celebrating a Milestone & Looking Back at 2021

Today is a big day! This is the 100th episode of The Couch! Thank you so much for being here—this week and every week I’ve shared a new episode with you. It has been a blast so far, sitting on the virtual couch with some of my very favorite people (including you) to talk about pop culture and why it matters. I can’t wait for the conversations we’ll have in the next 100.

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The Couch Podcast #98: A California Christmas: City in Lights & ‘Tis the Season to be Merry with NJ Rongner

The Couch Podcast #98: A California Christmas: City in Lights & ‘Tis the Season to be Merry with NJ Rongner

Well, it was bound to happen eventually. Friends don’t have to agree on everything, right? Right. And this week, despite all the things we agree on wholeheartedly, my good friend NJ Rongner and I have very different opinions about a holiday movie. And you know what? It’s okay! Totally okay. NJ loves coffee, Jesus and Gilmore Girls. And for some reason, which she tries to explain to us today, she loves the California Christmas movies on Netflix.

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The Couch Podcast #97: A Holiday in Santa Fe & The Holiday Fix Up with Latasha Ferguson

The Couch Podcast #97: A Holiday in Santa Fe & The Holiday Fix Up with Latasha Ferguson

This week I’m hanging out on the couch with my friend (and friend of the show) Latasha Ferguson. She’s a speaker, writer, ministry leader, and host of the Overcome to Become podcast. She’s a teacher, a wife, and a mom who loves empowering women and, lucky for us, watching movies. We are talking about a bunch (although not all) of the holiday movies we watched last weekend and whether or not we liked them. Spoiler alert: we did.

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The Couch Podcast #96: Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune with Laura Tremaine

The Couch Podcast #96: Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune with Laura Tremaine

Laura Tremaine joins me this week to share her experience watching her very first Lifetime holiday movie, and it’s both exactly what we expected and a whole lot of fun! Laura is the author of Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First, the creator of the #onedayHH Instagram campaign, and the host of the 10 Things to Tell You podcast. She’s also a complete newcomer to the world of holiday movies. Though she’s married to an actual movie director, Laura admitted to me last fall (when I was a guest on her podcast) that she’s never watched a made-for-TV holiday movie. So this year, I asked if she’d be willing to give one a try—and she said yes! In the language of TikTok and good students everywhere, Laura understood this assignment.

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The Couch Podcast #95: A Castle for Christmas & An Unexpected Christmas with Meg Tietz of Sorta Awesome

The Couch Podcast #95: A Castle for Christmas & An Unexpected Christmas with Meg Tietz of Sorta Awesome

Can I convince a holiday movie skeptic to give holiday movies a try? (Spoiler alert: I can!) Meg Tietz is the host of the Sorta Awesome Show and the creator of the Sorta Awesome Hangout Community, and I adore her and both of those things so much! Last December I was on an episode of Sorta Awesome with Meg, in an attempt to convince her to try watching holiday movies. I have finally succeeded, and she’s here today to talk about the movie she watched and one I watched as well.

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The Couch Podcast #94: The Best Christmas (& Hanukkah) TV Episodes with Kathi Lipp

The Couch Podcast #94: The Best Christmas (& Hanukkah) TV Episodes with Kathi Lipp

Is anything better than watching our favorite characters in our favorite shows engage in holiday hijinks? Or learning something brand-new about those characters when they go home for the holidays or attempt to roast a turkey or win the ugly sweater contest? I don’t know for sure, but I do know that I love a good holiday episode of my fave TV shows. And that’s why my friend and friend of the show, Kathi Lipp, is here to help me make a list of the best (or, at least, our favorite) holiday TV episodes.

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The Couch Podcast #93: My Christmas Family Tree & One December Night with Kristen Strong

The Couch Podcast #93: My Christmas Family Tree & One December Night with Kristen Strong

What do we do when our holiday movies are wholly holey (but—don’t get confused—not holy)? This week my friend Kristen Strong is here to chat with me about a couple of new original holiday movies, including one that requires so much suspension of disbelief that we just don’t even know how to rate it!

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The Couch Podcast #91: Coyote Creek Christmas & The Santa Stakeout with Tori Rask

The Couch Podcast #91: Coyote Creek Christmas & The Santa Stakeout with Tori Rask

It’s happening! The Christmas Couch is back as my friends and I sit down each week to talk about the holiday movies we watched—the good, the bad, and the so bad they’re good! This week I’m so excited to be here with my friend and friend of the show, Tori Rask, for the first holiday movie recap of the season!

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The Couch Podcast #89 – Gearing Up for Holiday Movie Season with Brandon Gray of Deck the Hallmark Podcast

The Couch Podcast #89 – Gearing Up for Holiday Movie Season with Brandon Gray of Deck the Hallmark Podcast

Holiday movie season is almost here, so let’s talk made-for-TV holiday movies! What do Lifetime movie fans think when the station switches from killer cheerleaders to stars from the 90s having snowball fights? What’s the best way to watch a holiday movie—while doing laundry or while taking notes because this is serious business? And when, for the love, will Hallmark release their full holiday movie schedule?! One of my favorite podcasters and now, friend of the show, Brandon Gray is here to address all these questions and more.

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