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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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July 9, 2024 87 mins

Between Naomi's writing gig and summer vaycays, the guest coffers have RUN DRY. So, this week, it's just Naomi and Andy goofin' around and answering advice Qs on their own (with Mabel scratching the floor in the background of course). But of course, before the advice Qs, we give you a HARROWING amuse bouche in the form of a story of a DANGEROUS ANIMAL BITE and how that fucked up our week. Then we got questions about how many pets a...

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The wonderful Vic Michaelis joins us this week LIVE (to tape) from... FRANCE?! Now, of course you know Vic as the host of Dropout's Very Important People or from Upload or from their menagerie of characters on Comedy Bang! Bang! Well, now you'll get to know a whole 'nother Vic! Hear them tell tales of teenage rebellion in the modeling world, getting married to a biologist, growing up in - what was that Sufjan? that's right - Illino...

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June 25, 2024 75 mins

It's our old pal Jamie Lee! We've known Jamie for forever, and of course *you* know her as one of the Emmy-winning writers for Ted Lasso, from Girl Code, Crashing, Ridiculousness, her book Weddiculous, her show The Wedding Coach and a million other things! And on today's episode, we pretty much dive right in and catch up with her as if we had stumbled upon her at a party. Jamie tells us about her separation and divorce, meeting her...

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June 18, 2024 95 mins

We've dug Jasika's work since we saw her on Fringe back in the day, and SURELY you loved her in that as well, in addition to other cool things she's been a part of like Scandal, Adventure Time, Underground, The Good Doctor and so much more! And as we find out quite frequently on this show, not only is our guest a rad actor, they're also a rad person! We get all into Jasika's journey outta codependence, being in an 18 year relaysh w...

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June 11, 2024 97 mins

Goddamn, Samantha Irby is the best! This was a delight from moment one to moment 100, so strap in, folks... for fun! And now, you know Samantha from her books Meaty; Wow, No Thank You; We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and her latest, Quietly Hostile, or from her work as a TV writer on shows like Shrill, And Just Like That... and Tuca & Bertie, and we get into a lot of what she's written about on today's episode: shame, meeting...

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June 4, 2024 97 mins

By popular demand, Megan Gailey is BACK! Naomi and Megan used to host the I Love a Lifetime Movie podcast together, and this episode is kind of like that in the sense that Megan is a white woman in peril (er, in the sense that she is a progressive white woman in America?). And of course you know Megan's stand-up and will see her on tour if you live on the east coast, right? And to prep for the show, listen to today's episode 100 ti...

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May 28, 2024 81 mins

The first time we met Hannah - at least together - Naomi was figuring out her Netflix half hour, and Hannah graciously gave her some time on a show at the Irvine Improv down in The OC. I went along to try and find the real Seth Cohen and also have some mozzarella sticks at the Irvine Improv (they did not have any). The point is, Hannah was just a delightful person and a hilarious stand-up to boot, and you will find that out for you...

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May 21, 2024 79 mins

We've enjoyed Aasif in numerous shows: from his time as a correspondent on The Daily Show to This Way Up to one of Andy's favs Evil (new season starts this Thursday!), but we didn't really know the man behind the actor... until today! That's right, we're talking to star of stage and screen Aasif Mandvi, and call Ron Howard, cuz we get in DEEP about parenthood! Aasif's child was born about three days before the Pandemmy was declared...

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May 14, 2024 90 mins

We started following Dr. Raven Baxter AKA Dr. Raven the Science Maven because she's researching Long Coco, but that just introduced us to the ever-expanding world of this engaging multi award-winning molecular biologist and science communicator! Maybe you've heard one of her viral rap songs about science or perhaps you've heard her brand-new science The Science of Life! Either way, we get in deep this week about many non-science to...

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May 7, 2024 91 mins

Our pal Bryan Safi joins us again this week, folks, and it's a goddamn delight! With our various jobs and 300 vet appointments a week, we haven't had a lot of time to socialize lately, so when we were thinking of people we wanted to have on the show, one of our main thoughts was: "Who do we want to catch up with?," and Bryan was top of that list! And of course, you know Bryan from the podcasts Ask Ronna, Attitudes! and No Autograph...

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April 30, 2024 93 mins

We met Mekki casually around Los Angeles, and kinda knew him, but after today's episode, he's become one of our favs! Now, surely you know Mekki from The Sex Lives of College Girls or Jury Duty or maybe you read some Hollyweird insider article about him being on the show Naomi's currently writing for, St. Denis Medical, but gosh darnit, until you hear today's episode, you don't *know* Mekki! (Unless you are friends with him already...

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April 23, 2024 87 mins

Holy heck do we have fun with Ally Maki on today's episode! Now you obviously know Ally from Shortcomings and The Big Door Prize or from just about 1000 other things... Hacks, Toy Story 4, Wrecked, Cloak & Dagger, but boy oh boy, you don't *know* Ally until you hear our chat! An innocuous question about Ally's Wikipedia page leads us down a rabbit hole of how she lived in an early-aughts version of a Hype House 1000 miles away ...

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April 16, 2024 82 mins

Our pal Emily joins us this week for a lovely hour of laffs, and friends, surely you know Emily from her stand-up, from her writing career - as an Emmy-winner writer on Barry, or as a writer on other great shows like The Great North - or even from her BRAND NEW Jeopardy podcast What Is... ? A Jeopardy! Podcast. But on today's EXCITING INSTALLMENT, you will get to know Emily THE PERSON! We talk about anxiety attacks and blown-out th...

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April 9, 2024 74 mins

We've enjoyed Lilan Bowden in tons of things over the years, especially Murderville on Netflix!, so it was a true delight to sit down with her for an hour and chat all things relaysh and therapy. And besides Murderville, surely you know Lilan from Shrinking, Andi Mack, and if you're like Andy, from an episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! the TV show and also from an episode of I Think You Should Leave! But on today's episode we get to kno...

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April 2, 2024 76 mins

Tyrel Jackson Williams is in two of the best comedies of the last handful of years, Brockmire and Party Down, but waaaaay before those shows, Tyrel got his start as a child actor, playing a younger version of his brother on Everybody Hates Chris, playing one of Shirley's kids on Community, and tons of other things including the Disney show Lab Rats. We talk all about the how being a child actor psychologically screws with you, how ...

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The sequel to our 200th episode A Cavalcade of Stars, that's right, folks, it's our 300th episode 2 Cavalcade of Stars! We invited six of our favorite guests from the last 100 or so episodes plus a guest we've always wanted to have on before to chat for a short while and then each answer one advice question, and the result is a JAM-PACKED THREE AND A HALF HOUR EPISODE! (And let me tell you, listeners, the audio software we use to e...

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March 19, 2024 85 mins

The creator and star of the brilliant Hulu (by way of BBC3) show Such Brave Girls Kat Sadler joins us today, and boy oh boy are we glad we got to hang out for an hour with her! Not only is Kat's show great, but Kat herself is awesome, and we get into the time her therapist cried, mental health in the UK, the crisis that got her into therapy, dating, British comedy and SO MUCH MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answer YOUR advice questions! If yo...

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March 12, 2024 70 mins

This was our first time meeting Rashida, but OF COURSE, we knew her from Jury Duty, and of course you know her from that, as well as, as a writer on great shows like South Side and Sherman's Showcase, and in the future you will know her from the new Marvel series Ironheart! And on this episode, taped back on Superbowl Sunday, we get in DEEP about cis male insecurity and how that manifests in Rashida's dating life, which seems to be...

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March 5, 2024 84 mins

We've known Jes for a decade now, but on today's episode we get to *know* Jes! Of course, you, dear listener, know Jes as a stand-up, a writer for Our Flag Means Death, you've seen them in Crush, Love Life or Tuca and Bertie or perhaps you've seen their off-Broadway show Less Lonely or STARTING TODAY, doing a set as part of Hannah Gadsby's Gender Agenda Netflix special! And on today's episode, we talk about the romantic and existen...

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February 27, 2024 91 mins

We've admired Kay Cannon for years, both as a funny comedian and a cool person, and boy howdy, does she live up to both on today's episode! Now, you know Kay as a writer for 30 Rock and New Girl, as the writer of all three Pitch Perfect films and as the director of Cinderella and Blockers, but today we get to know Kay the human being! We talk about an eventful 20 minutes of therapy, being emotionally prefigured to deal with Ho...

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