Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Open your hearts and loosen your butts! On Couples Therapy, real life couple and real life comedians Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman gab with their favorite actors and comics about their romantic pasts, presents and futures and answer YOUR relaysh Qs with all the wisdom two unlicensed entertainers can possibly contain! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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July 5, 2022 67 min

What better way to celebrate the birthday of our wonderful country America (?!?!) than with Australian expat Leonardo Nam?!? Surely you know Leo from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Westworld or the brand new Hulu show Maggie??? Well, if not, now you can get to know Leo intimately! Hear about the ins and outs of dating in Oz, the hellish heights of La Jolla, how getting ripped for The S...

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John is another old pal from UCB and one of the best darn storytellers around! Maybe you've heard his podcast Two Old Queens or read his BRAND NEW book Baked, about his years as the original High Maintenance guy for the New York comedy scene? Well, well, well, either way, on this episode, we talk to John about his Craig's List hookup days, how he met his husband and of course NEW YAWK VS. EL-AY, BABY! PLUS, obvi, we answer ...

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June 21, 2022 79 min
Early on in Quar, our old pals D'Arcy Carden and Brandon Scott Jones joined us to talk about their friendship, but now enjoy a full dose of D'Arcy solo! Surely you know her from The Good Place or Broad City or Barry or the forthcoming A League of Their Own or a dozen other things? But if not, today you will get to know D'Arcy to her core! We find out how she met her husband, the sex positivity of the Bay Area that she g...
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June 14, 2022 86 min
What a joy it is to talk to a bosom pal on today's episode! We've known Marcelle for years and years now, but maybe YOU know her as one of the founders of Bust Magazine? Or from her BRAND NEW YA novel Getting Over Max Cooper (available NOW!)? Regardless, now you'll get to know her from her wonderful stories about growing up in NYC, teen hangouts at CBGBs and Studio 54, her hook-ups and first loves, and of course, what i...
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June 7, 2022 77 min
Brought together by a Couples Therapy listener/friend of Bob the Drag Queen, could there be a sweeter episode? Yes, folks, Bob the Drag Queen! You might know him as the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season eight or as one of the hosts of the HBO show We're Here or, as Bowen and Matt might say, simply from cultch itself! Today we talk about going from hook-ups straight into a long-term polyamorous relaysh, and honestly way to...
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May 31, 2022 71 min
We've long admired Jack Plotnick's characters - whether on Reno 911 or his Instagram shows, or on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Drawn Together, The Mentalist, Z Nation and Grace and Frankie - so it was a delight to have him on today's show, and hoo-boy we had NO idea that not only is he a funny dude, but also super into self-help and therapy. We talk about growing up in Ohio, doing musicals in New York, dating in...
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May 24, 2022 81 min
We got a treat for you today, the one, the only Colton Haynes joins us for 80 minutes of sober fun! You might know Colton from Teen Wolf, Arrow, American Horror Story: Cult or maybe even from his memoir Miss Memory Lane! Now you can hear about his dating life, both in sobriety and before, his start in the homophobic halls of mid-aughts Hollywood, and of course, about his murderous half-bengal cat Timothée Chalameow and SO MUCH MORE...
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May 17, 2022 66 min
True hall-of-famer and one of the nicest and most vibrant guests we've had on the show, yes, folks, today, we're talking to Danielle Pinnock! You've seen her in everything from This Is Us to Get Shorty (the great TV version with Chris O'Dowd) to Young Sheldon, and of course, as one of the stars of the hit CBS show Ghosts! We talk a lot about Philly clubs, church candy, dating in the UK and how that led to her meetin...
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May 10, 2022 80 min
You might know Amy from an earlier live episode of this very show, from her many appearances on Doug Loves Movies, from her stand-up (Her first album Solid Gold is on Kill Rock Stars, her new album California King is on Blonde Medicine, and her latest comedy special Ham Mouth is out now on Comedy Central's YouTube page!) or maybe even Last Comic Standing? Now you'll get to know about her Melrose Place lifestyle, her friends...
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May 3, 2022 77 min
Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson, being some of our favorite folks, may be the guests that have appeared on the show the most, appearing on the live show numerous, numerous times... but we've never sat down with them for a chat. UNTIL NOW!!! Surely you know the lads from their videos online, from Jordan Klepper's Comedy Central show or from their FORTHCOMING A24 film Fucking Identical Twins starring Megan Thee Stallion, Nathan ...
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It's episode 200! And to celebrate, we've invited our favorite friends of the show/friends IRL to drop by and answer one advice question each! We've got Aparna Nancherla of The Great North and Corporate; Jo Firestone, head writer for Ziwe and the woman behind the brilliant Peacock special Good Timing; Isaac Oliver, writer for GLOW and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Punam Patel of Special and I Love That for You; and of cour...
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April 19, 2022 78 min
We are lucky to call Sabrina Jalees a friend, and if you don't know her from her stand-up, Human Resources, Carol's Second Act or as a writer for Search Party or Harley Quinn, ooh baby, you are in for a treat! Sabrina takes us through the whole fertility journey her and her wife have been - it's a WILD ride! - and we talk about giving your lover notes, marriage and so much more! PLUS, of course, we answer YOUR advice qu...
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April 12, 2022 78 min
We met Georgia at a holiday party, and Andy and her and friend of the show Brent Sullivan had a conversation for a LONG TIME that was such fun that Andy was like, "We gotta talk to her on the pod!" You OF COURSE know Georgia from her own podcast My Favorite Murder or from the podcast network she founded Exactly Right, but now you can hear about her first boyfriend who she met at rehab, how she met her tall husband and a ton...
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April 5, 2022 66 min
What We Do in the Shadows is one of our couples' shows, so what a joy it was to talk to one of the stars, Harvey Guillén, on today's episode! You might also know Harvey from The Magicians, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Reacher, Human Resources or a dozen of other shows and movies, but now get to know Harvey himself! Hear about his humble beginnings, how he formed friendships even though his family kept moving around, h...
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March 29, 2022 66 min
The Natch Beaut podcast's very own Jackie Johnson joins us this week! Maybe you heard us on her show a few weeks ago, maybe you are already fans of Natch Beaut, but either way, you're in for an hour of pure fun! We talk about Jackie's relaysh history, which means discussing her less-than-savory exes, including a very less-than-savory ex-husband, but the story doesn't end there because Jackie is married again, but th...
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March 22, 2022 77 min
We met Zoe Lister-Jones years ago at a party (or maybe on Facebook???), and she's just an absolute delight! Maybe you know her, like we did, from the great Jon Glaser show Delocated? Or from her indie films like Band Aid or How It Ends? Or from Whitney or New Girl or Life In Pieces? Well, now you can hear all about growing up in Brooklyn as the daughter of two struggling artists, how she went from being emotionally cautious to ...
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March 15, 2022 67 min
The RESPLENDENT Robin Lord Taylor joins us this week for an exquisite hour of charm! You know Robin from shows and films like Gotham, You, Kevin Can Fuck Himself, Law & Order:Organized Crime, John Wick: Chapter 3 and SO MUCH MORE! Today we talk about love and romance in Iowa, meeting his husband at an audition, and you will find out ALL of our childhood cartoon crushes. PLUS, of course, we answer YOUR advice questions! If you&#...
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March 8, 2022 78 min
The brilliant DeWanda Wise in our guest this week, and baby, we should pay her to become *our* therapist! If you don't know DeWanda, she was the titular "she" in She's Gotta Have It, and you've seen her in everything from Underground to Fatherhood to the forthcoming Jurassic World Dominion (Eeee!). Anyway, her parents weren't kidding when they gifted DeWanda her surname, and on this episode, we hear about he...
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March 1, 2022 85 min
Father, actor and stand-up Rory Scovel is on this week's episode, and SUCH DEPTHS WE PLUMB! Rory is a bitboi at heart, but we get into his heart on everything from painting to fatherhood to marriage and so much... wait, you know Rory, right? You've seen his Netflix special? Or his wonderful show Robbie (seriously, binge it, it's great!)? Or on the Apple TV show Physical? Well, either way, we've got a ton of fun for ...
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February 22, 2022 73 min
Although today's guest is the amiable Alyssa Mastromonaco - co-host of the Crooked Media podcast Hysteria (which Naomi is on a lot) and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations during the Obama administration - we're putting aside the political chat to find out about the Washington DC dating scene! Hear how Alyssa met her husband, how DC friendships are transactional as heck, and how joyous her early days wor...
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