A Lifetime of Happiness

A Lifetime of Happiness

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.


June 14, 2021 67 min

The Steves bring back Dr. Brianne Horvath to discuss the LGBT+ favorite and cult classic movie Death Becomes Her, along with what's making them happy.

What's New and Happy?

  • Pride Month
  • Project Pride SRQ's Car Parade and Pet Parades
  • Rebel (ABC) - Binge
  • Death Becomes Her (1992)

  • The movie's creative team and stars
  • It's place in LGBT+ culture and why
  • Character discussions on Madeline, Helen, and Ernest
  • Why do women f...
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    The Steves discuss the 2004 cult classic, Mean Girls, along with what's making them happy and what they are binging in TV and movies.

  • X-Men: Leadup to the Hellfire Gala- Binge
  • Evita and Legally Blonde soundtracks- Binge
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO Max)- Binge
  • Legendary Season 2 (HBO Max)- Binge #TeamTisci
  • Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 (HBO Max)- Binge
  • Mean Girls topics

  • How it's source material, Queen Bees and Wannabees, is actually a ...
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    June 2, 2021 22 min

    The Steve's discuss the new 2021 live-action Disney movie, Cruella, spoiler free.

  • The seven year long developement process
  • The myth of Emma Stone's dislocated shoulder
  • How it's the third of a series, and it's two predessesors, 101 and 102 Dalmatians
  • Getting to know the Directors, Screenplay, and Story Writers
  • Emma Stone's performance as Cruella
  • The complexity of the character Estella
  • Emma Thompson's performance as ...
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    May 26, 2021 66 min

    The Steves return to the Overlook Hotel to discuss Doctor Sleep, the 2013 sequel to The Shining. 

    Binge Recommendations:

  • Sex for Sale: The Untold Story (Hulu / A&E)
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO)
  • The Outer Worlds (Switch and more)
  • Doctor Sleep Discussion:

  • Movie background
  • Previously On: The Shining
  • Dan Torrance's struggle wih alcohol
  • Sherry McCamley's She's Crazy play
  • Danny as a mentor
  • Abra's childhood compared to Danny's
  • Rose ...
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    May 19, 2021 65 min

    The Steves invite Elaine Richardson to the Overlook Hotel to discuss the Shining! Just kidding- it's done virtually! 

    Our Binge and Purge Reccomendations

  • The Circle (Netflix) - Binge #TeamChloe
  • Resident Evillage Village (PS4 and more)- Binge after 7!
  • The Mick (Hulu) - Binge
  • The Shining

  • Movie background
  • Jack's descent into madness
  • Kubrick's directing
  • Poor Shelley Duvall
  • The Shining in real life
  • Who is Johnny Carson?
  • The Overlook'...
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    May 12, 2021 53 min

    The Steves discuss their favorite memories associated with the Pokemon video game franchise, along with what's making them happy and what to Binge or Purge in pop culture!

  • Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch)- Binge
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Switch)- Binge for Steve, Purge for Stephen
  • Mortal Kombat (Theatres and HBO Max) 
  • Pokemon
  • The Origin of Pokemon
  • Our first Pokememories
  • Favorite memories with the series
  • What's your starter type?
  • Pokemon Red/B...
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    May 5, 2021 76 min

    The Steves discuss their favorite sequel of all time, Scream 2, with the help of fellow horror enthuastiast and pop personality, Sean Walker-Mize.

    Binge and Purge Recommendations:

  • The Banishing (Shudder)- Purge
  • Rebel (ABC)- Binge
  • Mommy Dearest (Amazon Prime)- Binge
  • Scream 2 Discussion Hightlights

  • Movie background information
  • Returning cast discussion
  • Our killers and their victims
  • The origin of the black victim trope
  • Thank you to www.BlackHor...

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    April 28, 2021 59 min

    The Steves discuss the 2000 cult classic Bring It On, along with what they are binging on TV and what's making them happy.
    Topics Discussed

  • Shameless Final Season (Showtime)- Binge
  • Grace and Franke Season 5 (Netflix)- Binge
  • Bring It On
  • Movie background information
  • The Bring It On movie-verse
  • Torrance as cheer captain, protagnosit, and her relationship with Cliff
  • Isis and the story behind her character development
  • Male Cheerleaders IRL v...
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    April 21, 2021 78 min

    The Steves invite Melissa Speciale on to discuss The Silence of the Lambs, along with their Binge and Purge recommendations.

    Topics discussed:

  • Batwoman (CW)- Purge
  • Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 this season (ABC)- Binge
  • Grace and Frankie (Netflix)- Binge
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Movie background details
  • The "Hannibal" Universe
  • Character Discussions
  • The Psyche of Dr. Lector and Buffalo Bill
  • The history of "The C Word"
  • Ending- An...

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    The Steves discuss To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, along with What's Making Them Happy and their Binge and Purge recommendations.
    Topics covered include:

  • Tarot- and the "Trusted Tarot" app on the App Store
  • BloodFest on Amazon Prime
  • Ginny and Georgia on Netflix
  • To Wong Foo background and production info
  • Road trips
  • Stephen's lifelong love of movies
  • Steve's cruise crush before high school
  • Stephen's Gol...
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    The Steves welcome Ronnie Diamond, Dowager Countess of France, on to discuss his favorite show of all time, Downton Abbey. Before they travel across the pond, they discuss what's making them happy and our recommendations of what to binge in pop culture right now.

    Highlights include

  • Yes Day on Netflix- Binge
  • The Irregulars on Netflix- Binge
  • The Last Blockbuster on Netflix- Binge
  • Downton Abbey overview
  • The quest for who will inherit Do...
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    March 31, 2021 68 min

    The Steves discuss the surprise 2017 blockbuster, The Greatest Showman, along with what's making them happy and their Binge & Purge Recommendations

  • What's Making Us Happy - Vacation Rejuvenation
  • The Toll- On-Demand via Apple Movies - Bingeworthy
  • Monster Hunter: Rise on Nintendo Switch - Binge
  • E-mail us your Nintendo Switch friend code - happylifepod@gmail.com
  • Fan of the week - HarrisonPonce via Apple Podcasts
  • The Greatest...
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    March 24, 2021 21 min

    The Steves discuss their fifth wedding anniversary in New Orleans.

    Trip Highlights Discussed

  • Our Roadtrip Playlists
  • Tank and Bangas
  • Perre Antoine's Jambalaya Omelette
  • Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar's Sur-Fur Menu for Dogs
  • Grapevine's amazing Small Bites and service
  • Juan's Flying Burrito's life-changing burritos
  • The Bad Bitches History Tour
  • Drag Queen New Orleans Tours with Quinn
  • The Garden District walking tours
  • Southern Pa...
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    March 17, 2021 21 min

    As the Steves get ready to head out of town for their 5 year wedding anniversary, they take a moment to give their final thoughts on some recent games and shows mentioned in the Binge and Purge section.

    Topics Discussed:
    Persona 5 Royal
    The BioShock Trilogy
    911 and 911 Lone Star
    Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy
    Owning a Jeep
    Getting Promotions

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    March 10, 2021 52 min

    To celebrate Mario Day, March 10th, the Steves discuss and review three amazing Mario classics that have been combined into the mega-pack, Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

    Happy News:
    Pokemon Presents (Diamond and Peark Remakes and Pokemon Legends: Arceus Announced)

    Binge and Purge:
    Kylie Minogue's Disco Album
    Wrong Turn (2020) (Amazon On Demand): Binge
    BioShock Infinite (Everywhere): Binge aft...

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    March 3, 2021 40 min

    The Steves discuss the 1989 Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, along with What's Keeping Them Happy, Happy News, and their Binge and Purge for the week!

    Happy News- Cincinatti's Tipping War: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/us/cincinnati-tip-war-trnd/index.html

    Binge and Purge-
    Persona 5 Royal (PS4) - Binge
    Bioshock 2 (Switch/PS4/XBox/PC)- Binge
    Clarice (CBS) - Binge

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    February 24, 2021 63 min

    The Steves discuss their favorite horror movie, Scream, as well as what is making them happy and Happy News.

    Happy News and Updates:

  • Charisma Carpenter speaks out on Joss Whedon's horrific behavior on Buffy and gets support from her former castmates
  • Steve rediscovers his love of naps
  • Stephen is happy his audits are done at his day job
  • Binge and Purge:

  • Current X-Men Comics (Binging most, especially Hellions and Marauders, while Wolver...
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    February 17, 2021 74 min

    The Steves welcome back Tameka Fountaine to celebrate Black History Month with a celebration of the 1978 classic, The Wiz.

    Happy News: Highlighting Retailers celebrating Black Owned Businesses this month:

    The Wiz Disucssion:

  • Movie details, background, and release information
  • Diana Ross'...
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    February 10, 2021 46 min

    The Steve's celebrate all things love with one of their favorite romance movies, the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride. They also discuss Happy News, what's making them happy, and what they are Binging and Purging.

    Happy News: Lil Nas X's debut children's novel becomes a Bestseller

    Binge and Purge:
    Bonding (Netflix) Season 2: Remove you...

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    February 3, 2021 42 min

    The Steves discuss the iconic 1988 cult classic Elvira: Mistress of Dark, along with Happy News, What's Making Us Happy, and Binge and Purge.

    Happy News: Porpoises Rebound in a Big Way after Gillnet Bans (https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/california-gillnet-bans-save-porpoises-otters-birds-and-sharks/)

    Binge and Purge:

  • The Mandalorian: Season One (Disney+) - Binge
  • Immortal Fenyx Rising (Switch/PS4/XBox Whatever)- Binge
  • Horizon: Ze...
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