The Couch Podcast

Conversations about pop culture and why it matters
Diversity in Children’s Books with Author Dorina Gilmore (The Couch Podcast summer series #3)

Diversity in Children’s Books with Author Dorina Gilmore (The Couch Podcast summer series #3)

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.

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What Should I Watch? Dealing with Decision Fatigue with Emily P. Freeman (The Couch Podcast summer series #2)

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.

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The Couch Podcast :: Ask the Couch, vol. 3, with Alana Dawson (S3E9)

The Couch Podcast :: Ask the Couch, vol. 3, with Alana Dawson (S3E9)

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.

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The Couch Podcast :: Chatting about Children’s Movies Adapted into Movies with Amanda White (S3E8)

The Couch Podcast :: Chatting about Children’s Movies Adapted into Movies with Amanda White (S3E8)

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.

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The Couch Podcast :: Pop Culture That Helps During Change with Kristen Strong (S3E7)

The Couch Podcast :: Pop Culture That Helps During Change with Kristen Strong (S3E7)

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.

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