The Couch Podcast

Conversations about pop culture and why it matters
The Couch Podcast #66: Holiday Movie Diversity with Anna Rendell

The Couch Podcast #66: Holiday Movie Diversity with Anna Rendell

Today I’m joined by my very good friend, friend of the show, and Hooked on Holiday Movies partner, Anna Rendell. As you know, if you’ve been listening to The Couch for a while, Anna and I love holiday movies but we also look at them with a bit of a critical eye, especially when it comes to diversity. So today we’re taking a look at the holiday movie season overall to see if the big networks (especially Hallmark) followed through on their promises to be more diverse and inclusive.

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The Christmas Couch #8: Family Edition with Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

The Christmas Couch #8: Family Edition with Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

This week’s episode is super fun, because both my guest and I brought our daughters along to chat! My friend (and friend of the show) Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young brought her daughter Zayla to the Couch, and my daughter Adrienne joined us as well. So that means we’ve got extra giggles, plenty of rabbit trails, and honestly? Some really good insight from our girls who watch holiday movies along with us.

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The Christmas Couch #7: Christmas in Evergreen (Bells Are Ringing) and Christmas Ever After

The Christmas Couch #7: Christmas in Evergreen (Bells Are Ringing) and Christmas Ever After

Welcome back to the Christmas Couch! This week, I’m hanging out with my friend and friend of the show, Tori Rask, to talk about the new movies we watched last week. Take a listen to hear our take on Hallmark Channel’s Chrismtas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing and Lifetime’s Christmas Ever After. We also check in with our predictions from the preview episode (ep. #59).

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The Couch Podcast #65: Ask the Couch, vol. 4, with Alana Dawson

The Couch Podcast #65: Ask the Couch, vol. 4, with Alana Dawson

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.

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The Christmas Couch, episode #5: A Nashville Christmas Carol and Feliz NaviDAD

The Christmas Couch, episode #5: A Nashville Christmas Carol and Feliz NaviDAD

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!

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The Couch Podcast #64: Falling in Love with Romance Novels with Rebekah Hoffer

The Couch Podcast #64: Falling in Love with Romance Novels with Rebekah Hoffer

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!

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The Couch Podcast #63: Fairy Tales & How Disney Gets It Wrong with Michelle Reyes

The Couch Podcast #63: Fairy Tales & How Disney Gets It Wrong with Michelle Reyes

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!

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