A Lifetime of Happiness: Movies, TV, and Video Games

A Lifetime of Happiness: Movies, TV, and Video Games

Looking for a podcast that is all about positivity? Love pop culture, video games, movies, and tv? Hosts and Husbands Steve Bennet-Martin and Stephen Martin-Bennet discuss their favorite pop culture topics each week, along with Happy News and what new games, movies, and shows they are binging.

Episodes

July 6, 2022 52 min

The Steve's discuss the 1992 All-American classic, A League of Their Own, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today!

What's Making Us Happy?

  • Queen Sugar (Hulu)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Switch)
  • Movie Discussion

  • Names and Numbers behind the scenes
  • Sibling Rivalries
  • Passions vs. Talents
  • Being judged on first impressions
  • The "masculinization" and "feminization" of wom...
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    The Steves discuss the 2017 gay blockbuster, Call Me By Your Name, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today!

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • The Circle Season 3 (Netflix)
  • Project Pride Events in Sarasota
  • Movie Discussion

  • Names and Number behind the scenes
  • Giving up your bedroom to guests
  • Phrases we can't stand
  • Instant dislike turning into attraction
  • Getting caught masturbating
  • When did Elio's parents catch on?
  • Poor Mar...
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    June 22, 2022 48 min

    The Steves discuss 2018's Love, Simon, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today!

    What's making us happy?

    The Jurassic Park and World movies (HBO Max)
    Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney Plus)

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    June 15, 2022 44 min

    The Steves continue their celebration of Pride Month with a deep dive into the 2005 classic, Kinky Boots, along with on what's keeping us happy and filled with pride in pop culture today!

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Queer as Folk (2022)- Peacock
  • Ru Paul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7- Paramount Plus
  • Kinky Boots

  • Names and numbers behind the scenes
  • Why we love it
  • Experiences of being told to 'tone it down'
  • What's the firs...
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    June 8, 2022 39 min

    The Steves continue Pride Month with a discussion on the 1999 cult-classic, Trick, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today!

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • How I Met Your Father (Hulu)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)
  • Movie discussion:

  • Names and numbers behind the scenes
  • Our experiences with the quest for privacy
  • Lifelong friends- the good, the bad, and the awkward
  • When a one night stand becomes more
  • Roommate experiences ...
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    June 1, 2022 59 min

    The Steves kick off pride month with a conversation about the 2000 classic, The Broken Hearts Club, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today!

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Legendary Season 3 (HBO Max)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7 (Hulu)
  • Movie Topics Discussed

  • Names and Numbers behind the movie
  • The movies Gay Dictionary
  • When did you realize you were LGBT+?
  • When did you realize it was okay?
  • Would you donate sperm fo...
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    May 22, 2022 64 min

    The Steves discuss the 2008 movie Mamma Mia! with special guest star Ronnie Diamond, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today!

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    May 18, 2022 61 min

    The Steves continue Musical May with the help of Brady Foster Powers as they welcome you to the 60s in the 2007 adaptation of Hairspray!

    What's making us happy?

  • Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (Theatres)
  • The Lost City (Paramount Plus)
  • Hairspray discussion

  • The movies origins as a movie and musical
  • What was our passion in high school?
  • Who was our high school crush?
  • Being a 'misfit'
  • Creating Edna May
  • Integration/Segregatio...
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    May 11, 2022 48 min

    The Steves discuss the 2001 musical Moulin Rouge, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today.

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Buffy Season 5 (Hulu)
  • Heartstopper (Netflix)
  • Moulin Rouge Discussion

  • Names and Numbers
  • The History of the Moulin Rouge theatre
  • How it became a Tony-award winning musical
  • Differences between the movie and musical
  • Background on the Green Fairy
  • John Leguizamo playing a midget- is it okay?
  • The impact of Nicol...
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    May 4, 2022 72 min

    The Steves welcome back Bridget to discuss the 2007 slasher-musical, Sweeney Todd, as they kick off Musical May!

    What's making us happy?

  • The Nighthouse (HBO Max)
  • Rune Factory 5 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Stephen's Full and New Moon Ceremonies (Wild Ginger Apothecary)
  • Movie Discussion:

  • Names and Numbers behind the screen
  • Before it was a musical movie
  • Can places become haunted after a tragedy?
  • Jonathan and Johanna- love at first sight or anoth...
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    April 27, 2022 61 min

    The Steves discuss the 2016 MCU blockbuster Doctor Strange, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today.

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Buffy Season 3 (Hulu)
  • The Batman (HBO+)
  • Doctor Strange Discussion

  • Why we love it
  • Names and numbers behind the screen
  • Doctor Strange's comic book origins and random history
  • The relationship between Stephen and Christine
  • The casting choice of The Ancient One
  • What's the 'thing'...
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    April 20, 2022 60 min

    The Steves continue Avengers April with a discussion of 2018's mega-blockbuster Black Panther, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today.

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Drag Race Season 14 nearing the finale
  • Drag Race All Stars Season 7 announcement
  • Black Panther Discussion

  • Why we love Black Panther
  • Names and Numbers behind the scenes
  • Comic Book Origins
  • The real-life language spoken in Wakanda- Xhosa
  • T'Challa and Nak...
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    April 13, 2022 54 min

    The Steves discuss the 2014 blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today.

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Stephen- Everything, Everywhere, All At Once (Theatres)
  • Steve- The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
  • Guardians Discussion

  • Names and Numbers behind the scenes
  • Building a found family
  • The importance of a good mix tape
  • A new level of humor in the MCU
  • Comic book Counterparts
  • Laying the gr...
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    April 6, 2022 34 min

    The Steves kick off Avengers April with the 2019 blockbuster Captain Marvel, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today

    What's Making Us Happy?
    Steve- Rune Factory 5 (Switch)
    Stephen- Pokémon Legends Arceus (Switch)

    Captain Marvel Discussion Includes:

  • Why we love her
  • Names and Numbers behind the scenes
  • Carol Danvers comic book history
  • 90s Nostalgia
  • What's a Mary Sue and why do men suck?
  • Goose's origins as Chewie
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    March 30, 2022 61 min

    The Steves welcome back Dennis Quigley to discuss Disney's 60th animated feature film and sleeper hit, Encanto, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today.

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Are You The One? (Netflix/Paramount+)
  • Smiggadoon (Apple TV+)
  • Encanto Topics

  • Music Lyrics Trivia
  • Names and Numbers behind the magic
  • Our favorite Madrigals
  • What magical power would you want?
  • Which Madrigal do you relate to most?
  • Why ...
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    March 23, 2022 65 min

    The Steves discuss the 2007 fantasy adventure, Stardust, with the help of Ronnie Diamond, while also touching on what's making them happy in pop culture today.

    What's Making Us Happy?
    Steve: Love is Blind Season 1 (Netflix)
    Ronnie: The Gilded Age (HBO)
    Stephen: Inventing Anna (Netflix)

    Stardust Discussion:

  • Names and numbers behind the scenes
  • Growing up in a small town
  • Would you cross the wall?
  • Differences from the book
  • The numerology...
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    March 21, 2022 27 min

    In the first crossover episode of gAy A and A Lifetime of Happiness, the Steves discuss the hit TV show, Euphoria, and how it spoke to Steve and his sobriety journey. 

    Topics covered include

  • Rue's struggles with addiction
  • The impact Rue's struggle has on the people around her
  • Hunter Schafer's breakout role of Jules
  • The relationship between Rue and Jules
  • Jules risky encounter with Cal Jacobs
  • So many penises!
  • Hot-takes on the oth...
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    March 16, 2022 65 min

    The Steves welcome back Bridget to discuss the 2003 Tim Burton classic, Big Fish, along with what's making them happy in pop culture today

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Survivor Season 42 (CBS)
  • Love is Blind Season 2 (Netflix)
  • Somebody Somewhere (HBO)
  • Movie Discussion

  • Movie background and names
  • The art of storytelling
  • Storytellers we know and love
  • Would you want to know how you die?
  • Feeling like a big fish in a small pond/river
  • What would y...
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    March 9, 2022 45 min

    The Steves discuss the 1996 classic, The Craft, as part of Magical March, as well as touching on what's making them happy in pop culture today.

    What's Making Us Happy?

  • Atelier Sophie 2 (Switch, PS4)
  • Mr. Mercedes (Peacock)
  • Topics covered on The Craft

  • Names and numbers behind production
  • Trying witchcraft in our personal lives
  • The 'history' behind the deity Manon
  • Fairuza's real life magic store
  • Did Chris 'have it coming...
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    March 2, 2022 35 min

    The Steves discuss the 1998 cult classic Practical Magic along with what's making them happy in pop culture today!

    What's making us happy?

  • Horizon: Forbidden West (PS4)
  • The Woman Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (Netflix)

  • Movie discussion topics include:

  • Names and numbers behind the production team
  • A deep dive into the goddess Hecate
  • Real life actors and actresses with heterochromia iridium
  • The secret behind the Midnig...
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