The Couch PodcastConversations about pop culture and why it matters
Do you have kids? Or kids in your life? Do you want to teach them about other cultures and how to be kind and inclusive to others? Duh. Of course you do. Well, like I do about pretty much every topic, I think the answer to all that lies in books. And that’s why I wanted to sit down with my friend, Dorina, who is a multicultural children’s author. She’s 100% the expert on this topic, plus super fun to talk to.
What Should I Watch? Dealing with Decision Fatigue with Emily P. Freeman (The Couch Podcast summer series #2)
Can’t decide what to watch or read next? Freezing in the face of all the choices? Well, this week Emily P. Freeman joins me at The Couch to talk about our favorite long-running shows, which characters we can trust to take care of us, and how doing the next right thing can apply to our entertainment choices as well as larger ones.
Looking for TV shows to watch with your kids? This podcast episode has a ton of recommendations for you!
This episode was recorded (with my friend and friend of the show, Alana Dawson) before we knew much about COVID-19 and before we were all social distancing and shelter-in-place-ing. I thought about not releasing this one, but though the conversation may seem out of touch (I’m not seeing any movies in the theater right now, for example.), my hope is that it will also be helpful — either as a brief distraction or as a list of things you might read or watch during this difficult season. As always, I’m your gal for lists of “comfort food” books, movies, TV shows, and more.
This week, Amanda White and I combine two of our favorite things into one fun conversation. We’re talking about children’s books (yay!) adapted into children’s movies (double yay!). And while we recorded this well before we had even heard of the coronavirus, we’re hopeful this episode will be helpful as you’re looking for ways to keep your kids entertained while you’re staying home.
Today I’m talking with my good friend (and friend of the show), Kristen Strong about how pop culture can help us deal with change. Whether the biggest change in your life right now is spring finally showing winter the door, or you’re experiencing a major life change like moving, changing jobs, getting married or divorced, this episode will have something that can help you escape your stress and process it, too.
Jenny Rapson is back on the show, and we are talking about the celebrities we are rooting for. Contrary to popular opinion and all evidence that tells us who the real winners are and aren’t, these handful of people have, for one reason or another, captured our hearts. And no matter what, we can’t stop hoping things will turn around for them.
Perhaps part of me wishes I could, in fact, turn back time. Who knows? Regardless, the truth is that I LOVE TIME TRAVEL STORIES. And so does my friend (and friend of the show), Amanda White. So today, the time has come (see what I did there?) for us to talk about ALL our favorite time travel stories in books, TV shows, and movies.
This week I’m talking with my friend Tasha Jun about why we need more diversity in romantic comedies. We also share a few of our favorite rom coms and talk about our FEELINGS related to the To All the Boys sequel. Halloween costume parties and Mr. Miyagi are also discussed. Enjoy!
brother is back on the podcast to talk about musical TV shows, episodes, and scenes — and we are so proud of ourselves for not breaking into song and dance a single time. It’s a miracle! (Yes, I did sing that in my head.)
ay my friend Dawn and I are talking about upcoming we’re excited about. Prepare yourself to roll your eyes as we swear up and down that we’re underwhelmed by this season’s movies and then proceed to tell you about almost 20 movies that we just HAVE to see.
Everything is fine. That’s right, Jenny Rapson and I are here to talk with you about The Good Place – to commiserate with you if you’re sad it’s ending and to convince you it’s actually got a really good message if you’ve been wary of watching.