The Couch PodcastConversations about pop culture and why it matters
You asked and I answered! Today I’m joined by my good friend (and friend of the show), Alana Dawson. Alana is a podcast coach and podcaster, as well as a fellow fan of pop culture, and she is here for another round of “Ask the Couch.” You all have sent me your burning questions about TV, movies, books, and more—and I’m here with the answers. Or at least my opinions. Either way, we had a lot of fun talking about all of it, and I think you’ll enjoy listening too.
Welcome back to The Christmas Couch! In these weekly bonus episodes, a friend and I recap and review the new holiday movies we watched the weekend before. This week, I’m hanging out with my new friend and fellow podcaster, Jane, to talk about the new movies we watched last weekend, one from the Hallmark Channel and one from Lifetime. Take a listen to hear our take on A Nashville Christmas Carol and Feliz NaviDAD!
This week, I’m hanging out with fellow blogger and kindred holiday movie lover Erin Mohring to talk about the new movies we watched last weekend, both from the Hallmark Channel this time. Take a listen to hear our take on A Timeless Christmas and Christmas in Vienna!
Today I’m joined by Rebekah Hoffer. Rebekah is a blogger, podcaster, wife, and mom—and you may recognize her from the Sorta Awesome podcast team. She is here this week to talk with me about romance novels, and you all? You are in for a treat. We had so much fun talking about all the many different types of romance novels are out there, as well as things like Facebook Marketplace and TikTok. You are going to be so glad you tuned in, I just know it. So get comfy and enjoy episode #64 of The Couch!
This week, my very good friend (and very good friend of the show) Anna Rendell joins me to discuss A Very Charming Christmas Town and A Welcome Home Christmas (both from Lifetime). Take a listen to hear our take on these two new holiday movies!
Today my friend, Dr. Michelle Reyes, and I are talking all about fairy tales. Michelle is a brilliant writer and teacher, who writes and speaks about faith, culture, and justice. She’s also a pastor’s wife, an activist, and the vice president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative. I’m truly honored that she joined me on The Couch to talk about fairy tales and how Disney keeps getting them wrong!
This week, my friend (and friend of the show) Alana Dawson joins me to discuss Holidate (Netflix) and One Royal Holiday (Hallmark). Take a listen to hear our take on these two new holiday movies!
Today I’m joined by my friend and podcast host NJ Rongner. Listen in as we debate the proper way and time to decorate a Christmas tree, the calories in a PSL versus a pumpkin cold brew, and whether or not Rory Gilmore would really have behaved the way her character was written in the Gilmore Girls revival.
This week, my friend (and friend of the show) Kristen Strong joins me to discuss Jingle Bell Bride (Hallmark) and Christmas Unwrapped (Lifetime). Take a listen to hear our take on these two new holiday movies!
Jenny Rapson is back to talk about spoilers! And you’re going to love groaning about the spoilers we’ve been victims of…and maybe even ones that we’ve (fine, I have) spilled. And then, after we talk about all the famous movies neither one of us has actually seen, we talk a bit about why spoilers matter anyway and if they can ever be a good thing.
Katie Reid—my friend and author—is here this week to talk about her new book, A Very Bavarian Christmas, which is basically a Hallmark Christmas movie waiting to happen. She talks about making the switch from writing non-fiction to fiction and, of course, why it is we love these types of stories so much. I know you’ll enjoy hearing from her!
Today we have a very special episode for you, the long-awaited, much-beloved, annual holiday movie preview episode! My friend (and friend of the Facebook group) Tori Rask is here to help me decide which of the 70—count them, SEVENTY—Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies are worth watching this year. We are going through all three of the channels—Lifetime, Hallmark, and Hallmark Mysteries and Movies—and taking turns telling you about our top five must-watch movies on the schedule.