The Couch Podcast

Conversations about pop culture and why it matters
The Couch Podcast #59: 2020 Holiday Movie Preview with Tori Rask

The Couch Podcast #59: 2020 Holiday Movie Preview with Tori Rask

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.

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The Couch Podcast #58: Exercise in Pop Culture with Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

The Couch Podcast #58: Exercise in Pop Culture with Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

Today my friend, Dorina Lazo Gimore-Young, is here to talk about exercise in pop culture. We’ll talk about the extreme portrayals of fitness pop culture tries to tell us are the only options, as well as how training montages show up in so many different types of movies. She’ll share with us a bit about her new book—a devotional for runners—and I share the TV shows I bribe myself with to force myself to walk on the treadmill. Whether you like working out or not, it’s a good time. I promise!

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The Couch Podcast #57: Introverts in Pop Culture with Holley Gerth

The Couch Podcast #57: Introverts in Pop Culture with Holley Gerth

Today my friend—and, likely, one of your favorite authors and speakers—Holley Gerth is here to talk about introverts. We’ll talk about famous introverts in pop culture and whether or not they’re represented fairly or if they’re giving introverts a bad wrap, and then we’ll dive into what makes a person an introvert and why that matters. If you love talking about personalities, pop culture, science-y stuff, or the beauty of God’s creation, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for.

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The Couch Podcast #56: Deep Dive into Psych with Jenny Rapson

The Couch Podcast #56: Deep Dive into Psych with Jenny Rapson

Today my good friend—and friend of the show—Jenny Rapson is back for a deep dive into one of our favorite shows of all time, PSYCH. In preparation for the new Psych movie released on NBC’s streaming app, Peacock, this summer, both Jenny and I rewatched the series. And in case you aren’t impressed yet, let me just inform you that there are 121 episodes of this show! I’ve watched them all and at the time of this recording, Jenny was making her way through all eight seasons as well. Take a listen – and let us know what you love about Psych!

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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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