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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February 20, 2024 78 mins

Folks, if you haven't seen Monica yet, RUN, DON'T WALK to your movie viewing device, because today's guest Trace Lysette is the star, and it's a fantastic film! And surely you know Trace from Transparent or Hustlers or as a voice on a couple episodes of a show we dug a ton, Q-Force, but even if you don't, today, you're gonna get to KNOW her! We talk about crying in transit, dating 25-year-olds, advocating for oneself and so much mo...

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In this improvised comedy podcast, Ike Barinholtz stars as controversial shock jock host Chris Chatman. Chatman’s hit podcast was canceled but he's listened, learned, and is back on the mic to finally win over a few female listeners.


Or maybe even just one. In each episode, Chatman and his co-hosts Frankie (Lisa Gilroy) and the Professor (Neil Casey) unpack hot-button issues with expert guests but offend pretty much everyone in ...

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February 13, 2024 98 mins

Our friend Erin Whitehead joins us this week for a wide-ranging talk about the mating habits of snails, the dangers of black mold, and the time she dated a guy who lived in a warehouse. Plus SO MUCH MORE! Erin's the best, and of course you know her as the co-host of the amazing podcast College Town on Comedy Bang! Bang! World or from her improv group Wild Horses or, as I found out while googling her name for a picture for this epis...

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February 6, 2024 73 mins

Live (to tape) from a Philadelphia Marriott BonVoy, it's Dylan Adler! Dylan's on the road opening for Atsuko, but that ain't gonna stop him from joining us for an hour of fun! And of course you know Dylan from his stand-up, from being a writer on James Corden or as one of Vulture's Comics You Should and Will Know. But on today's ep, we look past the showbiz glitz 'n' glamour to find the REAL Dylan. We talk about how Dylan and his i...

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January 30, 2024 78 mins

Nina Oyama - stand-up, actor, writer, agent of chaos - joins us from Australia on today's episode, and baby, do we have a blast! Here in the States, you might know Nina from her stand-up for from Deadloch or Koala Man, or for our friends in Oz, you know Nina from all these things plus Utopia, Taskmaster and many other shows. And on today's episode we delve in deep into Nina's chaotic good life, how she's ended up in her first stabl...

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January 23, 2024 86 mins

We've loved Cory ever since we saw him in Gotham, and he absolutely stole the show in May December in a STACKED film, so when he said he'd be on the pod, we were THRILLED! And Cory doesn't do a lot of interviews, so we didn't want to waste the opportunity and got INTO IT! We talk all about how a lonely Christmas led to therapy, love vs. friendship, how therapy has changed his acting method and so much MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answ...

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January 16, 2024 75 mins

We're big fans of Allison's, so what a delight it was to have her on this week's episode! That's right, Allison Tolman, you know her from Fargo season 1, Mosaic, Good Girls, Gaslit, Shining Vale and so much more, and yes, she's as thoughtful and fun as you might have guessed! We talk all about her adventures in therapy and group therapy, being conflict adverse, the end of a long relationship and so much MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answer ...

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January 9, 2024 80 mins

It's our first guest of 2024, and we've got a real in-depth one for you with Jon Lovett! Obvi, you know Jon as the co-founder of Crooked Media (where you've heard Naomi guest on Hysteria and Lovett or Leave It numerous times) and as the co-host of Pod Save and host of the aforementioned Lovett or Leave It and honestly, Jon has too many accolades to list here. But if you thought you KNEW Jon before today's episode, you were WRONG! W...

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January 2, 2024 73 mins

In our new annual tradition, we're starting off 2024 with a solo advice episode! But first, Andy pitches a new IP universe, and listen, we realize we cannot copyright this idea, but if any HOLLYWOOD BIGWIGS are listening, hire us to write this! Plus, we answer questions about "harmlessly" taunting your colleagues, not fitting into society's ideals, boring neighbors and emotionally unavailable improvisers! If you'd like to ask your ...

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Back in July, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Couples Therapy, we decided to put on our first live show since the start of the Pandemmy™, OUTSIDE at Permanent Records Roadhouse, and we asked some of our favorite former guests to join us: Paul Scheer, Laci Mosley, Shantira Jackson and Nori Reed! And what a time it was! Find out how many therapists each of our guests see, hear Shantira discipline a heckler in real time, learn abo...

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December 19, 2023 74 mins

You've heard him on this very show before, you've seen his stand-up, you've heard his show After Hours on Sirius and his podcast Confidently Insecure, yes, that's right, today's guest is the incomparable Zach Noe Towers! Zach stopped by the Zoom Couch weeks ago while he was on tour to talk to us about whether or not he needs a therapist, his pitch for a casual sex murder mystery, whether or not he needs a boyfriend and so much MORE...

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You know that we are Covid-safe folks and advocate for a society that should take the Coco seriously, but there's so much propaganda, misinformation, ignorance and such around the Novel Coronavirus that we've found it very difficult to navigate the world in 2023 and know how to live in a way that protects us and others from a virus that can potentially fuck up your body permanently.


A bit ago, we said offhandedly in an intro tha...

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December 12, 2023 79 mins

We thought Sabrina was just the bee's knees in Joy Ride, so we had to have them on the show! And maybe you've seen them there as well or maybe you've seen their set on Netflix's Verified Stand-Up, but no matter what, you're gonna get to know Sabrina today! Learn about starting therapy in high school, some thorny family issues, how Coconuts is a store no 25-year-old knows about and so much MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answer YOUR advice que...

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December 5, 2023 79 mins

One of the few nice things about Los Angeles is that sometime you get to meet and become friends with performers you like, and Lauren is just the best! And surely you know her from her podcasts - Threedom and Newcomers - or TV shows like Good Girls, Orange is the New Black or Big Bang Theory, or movies like The Wrong Missy and The Out-Laws. Or even her other appearances on *this very show*! Regardless, today you will get to learn a...

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November 28, 2023 83 mins

We've been fans of Alexis' videos for a while, as she gives us a cheery peek into what we're going to have to do to survive when all of this collapses - yikes! And surely you know Alexis Nikole Nelson AKA Black Forager from those very videos too and ALSO keep your eyes peeled for her cookbook next year! And this was just absolutely wonderful; we vibed from minute one, and Alexis has a lot of stories for us, from being wrongfully ac...

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November 22, 2023 65 mins
You're driving six hours to get home for Thanksgiving. You're flight's delayed, and you're sitting in the airport for a week. The steamer you're on to get home for the holidays is stuck out at sea. What are you going to do? Why, listen to a BONUS EPISODE of Couples Therapy! That's right, folks, presented by Nordstrom (Thank you!), we are bringing to you a holiday-themed bonus with the one, the only Danny Pellegrino, host of Everyth...

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November 21, 2023 84 mins

We've loved Laurie's stand-up for a long time AND she's just as Coco-conscious as us, so we had to have her on the show! And now, you MUST know Laurie Kilmartin from her stand-up, her latest album Corset, her special 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, her book Dead People Suck, her podcast The Jackie and Laurie Show or as an Emmy-nominated writer for Conan! But on today's show, you can also hear about her competitive swimming days, her pu...

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November 14, 2023 85 mins

Over the summer, we taped an episode of Liam Gareau's new podcast Tell Me Everything and had such a fun time, we decided to become friends! And you know what friends do - have you on their podcast! You might know Liam as a writer/producer (*the* writer/producer???) of the Wondery podcast Rich & Daily or as, obvi already stated, the host of Tell Me Everything, but ONLY on today's episode of Couples Therapy will you *really* get ...

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November 7, 2023 75 mins

Wow, wow, wow, Nia DaCosta, director of Little Woods, Candyman and The Marvels (out *this* Friday!) stops by the Virtual Couch for a little bit of a mutual appreciation society BUT mostly to talk about love, therapy and cinema! Nia and Naomi bond over going to wHite prep schools, and Nia tells us how that prepared her to direct big budget films. She also discusses her move to London, her dating life, and how her subconscious tricke...

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October 31, 2023 79 mins

We were fans of Sam's before taping this episode a few weeks ago and gotta say, afterward we're not just fans, but doggone pals! Of course you know Sam from his NPR days, from his FANTASTIC podcast Vibe Check or from Into It, which sadly just ended, although we were HONORED to be the final guests on the show! But on today's episode, you can get to KNOW Sam! We talk about growin' up pentecostal, speech pathology and coming out, cros...

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