The Couch Podcast

Conversations about pop culture and why it matters
The Couch Podcast #109 – How Reading YA Books Builds Empathy (with Jessie Weaver)

The Couch Podcast #109 – How Reading YA Books Builds Empathy (with Jessie Weaver)

Anxiety. Immigration. Foster Care. Multi-generational families. Science fiction fandoms. Teen athletes. LGBTQ teens. Autism. Trauma. These are just a few of the things I’ve learned about in young adult books—and each reading experience has given me a wider perspective, deeper understanding, and so much more empathy. This week my friend Jessie Weaver is joining me to talk about YA books that build empathy, and have we got a list for you!

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The Couch Podcast #103: A Super List of Football Movies (with Robby Malone)

The Couch Podcast #103: A Super List of Football Movies (with Robby Malone)

This week I’m joined by my friend and sports fanatic, Robby Malone. Robby is a new friend from church and also the creator of some really fun stuff on TikTok and Instagram. As soon as we met, we started talking about getting him over to The Couch and with the Super Bowl coming up, we decided today was the day. Robby and I are talking all about football movies this week (even though we admit that our favorite parts of the Super Bowl are the food and the commercials). And because this is The Couch, where side notes and rabbit trails are welcome, we also get into football TV shows, cartoons for grownups, and poorly named but actually enjoyable sitcoms.

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The Couch Podcast #101 – 2022 Spring Movie Preview with Dawn Camp

The Couch Podcast #101 – 2022 Spring Movie Preview with Dawn Camp

After a season (or two or three) of seeing very few new movies, 2022 is promising to be a big year for movies! My friend (and friend of the show) Dawn Camp is back to preview the spring movies we think you are going to want to see. In this episode, we’re sharing the best movies schedule to come out February to May (with the caveat that things may change because that happens). We’ll share with you our lists of movies with theater releases and the ones you can stream right away, too. Because, in the world of movie-watching, it’s good to have options, right?

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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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