The Couch PodcastConversations about pop culture and why it matters
Can a book change your life? This is a question I asked in episode 88 of The Couch Podcast. In a conversation with my friend Shannan Martin, we decided that we think yes, books can change our lives. But sometimes they change our lives for a season and sometimes they change them forever. Sometimes they change our hearts but it takes a few more steps or resources or years before our lives are tangibly changed. Here’s a longer list of books that have changed my life (so far).
Can a book change your life? That’s what my good friend Shannan Martin and I are talking about this week! Join us as we share the books that have changed our hearts and our lives—and the ones we’re hoping to read next.
Planning to watch the new Wonder Years? Can’t wait to see Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell in a drama? Already hooked on The Big Leap? We’ve got book recommendations based on your favorite new fall shows, so get ready to watch your TBR list grow!
The Couch Podcast #86 – Writing, the Importance of Fiction, and Female Detectives (with Patricia Raybon)
Why do we love mysteries so much? Why is fiction so important? And who are our favorite female detectives? Today I’m talking all of that and more with my friend, Patricia Raybon. Patricia is an award-winning Colorado author who writes about faith, race, and grace, and she’s also on the (in)courage writing team with me. And, as you’ll see in this episode, she’s a Jesus writer by day but a mystery writer by night!
The Couch Podcast #85: Why is Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings Such a Big Deal? (with Tasha Jun & Michelle Reyes)
Why is Shang-Chi (the movie and the character) such a big deal? My friends—Tasha Jun and Michelle Reyes—bring their unique, Asian American perspective to this fun, fascinating discussion of the newest Marvel movie.
This week Jenny is going to do her best to convince me to give the true crime genre a try. So if you’re like me and you’ve been reluctant or resistant to diving into all the true crime podcasts, books, and TV series out there, this episode just might be for you. Who knows? Maybe we’ll become true crime’s biggest fans! … Maybe.
This week, Alana Dawson and I are once again tackling all of your most pressing pop culture questions in volume five of our “Ask the Couch” series. I took questions from so many of you and, with Alana’s help, tried to answer them the best I could. We had so much fun talking, and I know you’re going to love this conversation.
This week, Dawn Camp and I are excited to tell you all about the movies coming to theaters this fall. (With the caveat that things may change at any time, of course.) We’ll tell you about movie premieres and whether we plan to stream it, skip it, or brave the theater to see it!
Rebekah Hoffer is back to talk romance novels! This time we’re discussing several popular tropes or themes found in romance novels and suggesting our favorites in each category.
This week, Amanda White and I are talking about something unexpected to anyone who knows us and our deep, abiding love of fiction—memoirs. We’re talking about memoirs! What they are (how they’re different than autobiographies or collections of essays or maybe they aren’t?), which ones we’ve read and loved, and the ones we hope to read soon.
In this episode, Jenny Rapson and I are talking about family movie nights—something we’ve both been doing a lot of over the past year and a half, and one of the few things we want to keep from pandemic life. We’ve got tips for making a movie night work for your family and a big ol’ list of movies we’ve loved watching.
This week, Rachel Kang and I are talking about our favorite movies about road trips. After all, it’s summertime and we’ve finally been able to start traveling again. Plus, both Rachel and I love a good road trip. And movies. So, voila! Also, because this is The Couch, where rabbit trails and side notes are always welcome, we also get into used books and essential oils.