The Couch Podcast

Conversations about pop culture and why it matters
The Couch Podcast #72: Favorite TV Theme Songs with James Walters

The Couch Podcast #72: Favorite TV Theme Songs with James Walters

Welcome to a new episode of The Couch. Today I’m here with my brother and friend of the show, James Walters! James is a candlemaker, a small business owner, and—perhaps most relevant to this episode—a professional musician. He joined me to talk about our favorite TV theme songs and, while we kept things legal by NOT playing any clips of said songs, we just might have hummed or sung a couple along the way.

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The Couch Podcast #71: Christmas in July with Anna Rendell

The Couch Podcast #71: Christmas in July with Anna Rendell

Today’s guest is Anna Rendell – writer, speaker, digital content manager for (in)courage, and my partner in all things Hooked on Holiday Movies. In this episode, Anna and I will help you celebrate Christmas in July by talking about our favorite holiday movies in a few specific categories. So if you’ve ever wondered what the best holiday movies about music, food, royal life, weddings, or road trips are, we are here for you!

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The Couch Podcast #70: The Best of Streaming Right Now with Latasha Ferguson

The Couch Podcast #70: The Best of Streaming Right Now with Latasha Ferguson

In this episode, we’re talking about all the many streaming platforms we subscribe to and our favorite shows on each one. That way, next time you get a free trial or one month subscription to a streaming service, you won’t waste your time scrolling and clicking and trying to figure out what to watch first. We’ve got a great list of what to watch right here!

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The Couch #68: Food and Friendship in Pop Culture with Aarti Sequeira

The Couch #68: Food and Friendship in Pop Culture with Aarti Sequeira

In this episode, we’re talking about how food is used to help people gather and connect, both in real life and in pop culture. We also rave for quite a while about our shared favorite show, Ted Lasso. And because this is The Couch, where rabbit trails and side notes are always welcome, we also get into time travel romance, charcuterie boards, and Turkish period dramas

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The Couch Podcast #67 : Friendship in Hard Times with Kristen Strong

The Couch Podcast #67 : Friendship in Hard Times with Kristen Strong

In this episode, we’re talking about how friends can help us make it through hard times and some examples of that in pop culture. And because this is The Couch, where rabbit trails and side notes are always welcome, we also get into two TV shows you and your significant other might enjoy watching together and the internet browser extension that has seriously saved my life this past year.

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The Couch Podcast #66: Holiday Movie Diversity with Anna Rendell

The Couch Podcast #66: Holiday Movie Diversity with Anna Rendell

Today I’m joined by my very good friend, friend of the show, and Hooked on Holiday Movies partner, Anna Rendell. As you know, if you’ve been listening to The Couch for a while, Anna and I love holiday movies but we also look at them with a bit of a critical eye, especially when it comes to diversity. So today we’re taking a look at the holiday movie season overall to see if the big networks (especially Hallmark) followed through on their promises to be more diverse and inclusive.

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The Christmas Couch #8: Family Edition with Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

The Christmas Couch #8: Family Edition with Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

This week’s episode is super fun, because both my guest and I brought our daughters along to chat! My friend (and friend of the show) Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young brought her daughter Zayla to the Couch, and my daughter Adrienne joined us as well. So that means we’ve got extra giggles, plenty of rabbit trails, and honestly? Some really good insight from our girls who watch holiday movies along with us.

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The Christmas Couch #7: Christmas in Evergreen (Bells Are Ringing) and Christmas Ever After

The Christmas Couch #7: Christmas in Evergreen (Bells Are Ringing) and Christmas Ever After

Welcome back to the Christmas Couch! This week, I’m hanging out with my friend and friend of the show, Tori Rask, to talk about the new movies we watched last week. Take a listen to hear our take on Hallmark Channel’s Chrismtas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing and Lifetime’s Christmas Ever After. We also check in with our predictions from the preview episode (ep. #59).

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The Couch Podcast #65: Ask the Couch, vol. 4, with Alana Dawson

The Couch Podcast #65: Ask the Couch, vol. 4, with Alana Dawson

You asked and I answered! Today I’m joined by my good friend (and friend of the show), Alana Dawson. Alana is a podcast coach and podcaster, as well as a fellow fan of pop culture, and she is here for another round of “Ask the Couch.” You all have sent me your burning questions about TV, movies, books, and more—and I’m here with the answers. Or at least my opinions. Either way, we had a lot of fun talking about all of it, and I think you’ll enjoy listening too.

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The Christmas Couch, episode #5: A Nashville Christmas Carol and Feliz NaviDAD

The Christmas Couch, episode #5: A Nashville Christmas Carol and Feliz NaviDAD

Welcome back to The Christmas Couch! In these weekly bonus episodes, a friend and I recap and review the new holiday movies we watched the weekend before. This week, I’m hanging out with my new friend and fellow podcaster, Jane, to talk about the new movies we watched last weekend, one from the Hallmark Channel and one from Lifetime. Take a listen to hear our take on A Nashville Christmas Carol and Feliz NaviDAD!

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