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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.
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Death Becomes Her (1992)

Death Becomes Her (1992)

2021-06-1401:07:30

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 MonthProject Pride SRQ's Car Parade and Pet ParadesRebel (ABC) - BingeDeath Becomes Her (1992)The movie's creative team and starsIt's place in LGBT+ culture and whyCharacter discussions on Madeline, Helen, and ErnestWhy do women fight over unworthy men?Lisle as the all-knowing giver of youth and immortalityThe famous guests at Lisle's party you might have missedWould we want to live forever?The high level of deliberate camp in this movieWhat is Camp? (Steve's Deep Dive)Ending- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls (2004)

2021-06-0949:19

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- BingeEvita and Legally Blonde soundtracks- BingeMare of Easttown (HBO Max)- BingeLegendary Season 2 (HBO Max)- Binge #TeamTisciBlack Lady Sketch Show Season 2 (HBO Max)- BingeMean Girls topicsHow it's source material, Queen Bees and Wannabees, is actually a self-help bookThe creative team and stars- then and nowTrying to fit in during high schoolWhy was/is it uncool to be smart in school?Damien's positive depiction and it's importance in the LGBT+ communityOur high school best friends and lunch tablesThe Plastics and our high school fuedsHolidays in high school vs. adulthoodDetails on the musical, Mean GirlsEnding- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
The Steve's discuss the new 2021 live-action Disney movie, Cruella, spoiler free.The seven year long developement processThe myth of Emma Stone's dislocated shoulderHow it's the third of a series, and it's two predessesors, 101 and 102 DalmatiansGetting to know the Directors, Screenplay, and Story WritersEmma Stone's performance as CruellaThe complexity of the character EstellaEmma Thompson's performance as the BaronessIs The Baroness the most evil human Disney villian?Jasper and Horace being Estella's found family.Loving the setting of the Londons during the 1970's Punk Rock movementFabulous fashion and cinematography of the movieIt's amazing soundtrackDisney takes a step forward with ArtyThe dogs behind their humansEnding- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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 backgroundPreviously On: The ShiningDan Torrance's struggle wih alcoholSherry McCamley's She's Crazy playDanny as a mentorAbra's childhood compared to Danny'sRose the Hat as an antagonistRebecca Ferguson as brillianceThe shocking deaths in the movieReturning to the Overlook HotelThe ending in the bookThe ending in the movieEnding- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
The Steves invite Elaine Richardson to the Overlook Hotel to discuss the Shining! Just kidding- it's done virtually! Our Binge and Purge ReccomendationsThe Circle (Netflix) - Binge #TeamChloeResident Evillage Village (PS4 and more)- Binge after 7!The Mick (Hulu) - BingeThe ShiningMovie backgroundJack's descent into madnessKubrick's directingPoor Shelley DuvallThe Shining in real lifeWho is Johnny Carson?The Overlook's inspirationThe Overlook's historyDifferences between the book and the movieThe upcoming prequel seriesE-mail us at happylifepod@gmail.com or join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, all at happylifepodStay tuned next week for the sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep!Ending- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
Pokemon

Pokemon

2021-05-1253:06

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)- BingeMonster Hunter Rise (Switch)- Binge for Steve, Purge for StephenMortal Kombat (Theatres and HBO Max) PokemonThe Origin of PokemonOur first PokememoriesFavorite memories with the seriesWhat's your starter type?Pokemon Red/Blue/YellowPokemon Sword and ShieldPokemon Black and White plus Black 2 and White 2Sun and Moon and Ultra Sun / Ultra MoonDiamond and Pearl's upcoming remakePokemon Legends: Arceus (accidentally referred to as Pokemon Champions)Digimon v. Pokemon- Steve's CasePoke-Spin-offsPokemon GoNew Pokemon SnapLet's Go Pikachu/EeveePokemon RangerDetective PikachuStay happy!Ending- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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)- PurgeRebel (ABC)- BingeMommy Dearest (Amazon Prime)- BingeScream 2 Discussion HightlightsMovie background informationReturning cast discussionOur killers and their victimsThe origin of the black victim tropeThank you to www.BlackHorrorMovies.com for the discussion inspired by their referenced article: http://www.blackhorrormovies.com/blackdeath/Thank you to Sean Walker-Mize for being our guest expert!Check out Make-Up and Sing here: https://youtu.be/fPHygdtcQHIEnding- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
Bring It On

Bring It On

2021-04-2859:53

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 DiscussedShameless Final Season (Showtime)- BingeGrace and Franke Season 5 (Netflix)- BingeBring It OnMovie background informationThe Bring It On movie-verseTorrance as cheer captain, protagnosit, and her relationship with CliffIsis and the story behind her character developmentMale Cheerleaders IRL vs fictionThe movie's them of cultural appropriationSpirit Fingers and good cheer vs. bad chereSecond Place feeling like firstEnding- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

2021-04-2101:18:17

The Steves invite Melissa Speciale on to discuss The Silence of the Lambs, along with their Binge and Purge recommendations.Topics discussed:Batwoman (CW)- PurgeGrey's Anatomy and Station 19 this season (ABC)- BingeGrace and Frankie (Netflix)- BingeSilence of the LambsMovie background detailsThe "Hannibal" UniverseCharacter DiscussionsThe Psyche of Dr. Lector and Buffalo BillThe history of "The C Word"Ending- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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 StoreBloodFest on Amazon PrimeGinny and Georgia on NetflixTo Wong Foo background and production infoRoad tripsStephen's lifelong love of moviesSteve's cruise crush before high schoolStephen's Goldilocks takedown"I am a drag queen"A deep dive into the life of Julie NewmarEnding- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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 includeYes Day on Netflix- BingeThe Irregulars on Netflix- BingeThe Last Blockbuster on Netflix- BingeDownton Abbey overviewThe quest for who will inherit Downton after Lord GranthamThe romance between Lady Mary and Matthew CrawleyPoor Mister PamookThe brilliance of the Dowager CountessThe sisterly drama between Lady Edith and Lady MaryBeing gay back then was not so great- surprised?Anna and Bates, along with the rest of the servantsEnding- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

2021-03-3101:08:31

The Steves discuss the surprise 2017 blockbuster, The Greatest Showman, along with what's making them happy and their Binge & Purge RecommendationsWhat's Making Us Happy - Vacation RejuvenationThe Toll- On-Demand via Apple Movies - BingeworthyMonster Hunter: Rise on Nintendo Switch - BingeE-mail us your Nintendo Switch friend code - happylifepod@gmail.comFan of the week - HarrisonPonce via Apple PodcastsThe Greatest ShowmanMovie backgroundThe Tale of IcarusWhat we wanted to be when we grew upOur proposalFinding your found-familyReal-Life Friendly antagonistsThe thrill of a new jobWho is me?? THIS IS ME!"Unconvential" relationships- then and nowLiving with depression and anxietyLearning to be happy with what you haveTune in next week for a trip across the pond to Downton Abbey!Ending- Any music or audio clips were borrowed from the original source material.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
NOLA Special

NOLA Special

2021-03-2421:05

The Steves discuss their fifth wedding anniversary in New Orleans.Trip Highlights DiscussedOur Roadtrip PlaylistsTank and BangasPerre Antoine's Jambalaya OmeletteLucy's Retired Surfer Bar's Sur-Fur Menu for DogsGrapevine's amazing Small Bites and serviceJuan's Flying Burrito's life-changing burritosThe Bad Bitches History TourDrag Queen New Orleans Tours with QuinnThe Garden District walking toursSouthern Paws and Chiwawa-Gaga dog storesNo Rules FashionBloody Mary's Seance's and WeddingsHand GrenadesBar ToniqueGrand-PreSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
March Minisode

March Minisode

2021-03-1721:53

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 RoyalWandaVisionThe BioShock Trilogy911 and 911 Lone StarStation 19 and Grey's AnatomyOwning a JeepGetting PromotionsSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTZeVNwAmkkBinge and Purge:Kylie Minogue's Disco AlbumWrong Turn (2020) (Amazon On Demand): BingeBioShock Infinite (Everywhere): Binge after the first twoSuper Mario 3D All StarsThe rules of the "Steve Mispronounces Mario" party gameThis compilations limited time release and reviewsThe original Super Mario All Stars (1993)Super Mario 64 Discussion Steve's penguin genocideSuper Mario Sunshine DiscussionOur love for FLUDD Super Mario GalaxyRosalina's Secret Origin StorySupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
Little Mermaid (1989)

Little Mermaid (1989)

2021-03-0340:00

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.htmlBinge and Purge-Persona 5 Royal (PS4) - BingeBioshock 2 (Switch/PS4/XBox/PC)- BingeClarice (CBS) - BingeSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
Scream (1996)

Scream (1996)

2021-02-2401:03:30

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 castmatesSteve rediscovers his love of napsStephen is happy his audits are done at his day jobBinge and Purge:Current X-Men Comics (Binging most, especially Hellions and Marauders, while Wolverine is an act of love to the line)GLOW Season 3 (Network) - Binge- a beautiful ending to an amazing seriesFairy Potter... I mean Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix)- Binge for Stephen; Purge/Watch series that did it better like Magicians and The Order firstScream:Movie background, production, and behind the scenes triviaBreaking down the iconic Drew Barrymore opening scene and how it changed the game for the genreWhy the school fountain isn't technically the school's fountainSteve's spot on and super sexy Fonz impressionAll the carefully planned red herrings Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson craftedBilly and Stu's descent into madness and how the duo changed the horror formulaPlans for the new Scream, also known as Scream 5What's your favorite scary movie?E-mail us at happylifepod@gmail.comJoin the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/happylifepodDon't forget to subscribe/follow here to get new episodes every Wednesday!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
The Wiz (1978)

The Wiz (1978)

2021-02-1701:14:12

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:https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2021/02/05/11-retailers-celebrating-black-history-month-under-armour-nike-target-and-more/4358509001/The Wiz Disucssion:Movie details, background, and release informationDiana Ross' quest to play Dorothy and 'the age controversy'Michael Jackson's nuances and star quality in his first acting roleOz being a character itself with the set design inspired by New York City.Song and plot discussionsAnd moreJoin our conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happylifepodContact Tameka for any personal shopping services in Sarasota and Manatee county at https://www.blackmarketmanasota.com/Stay Happy!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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 Bestsellerhttps://www.gaycitynews.com/lil-nas-x-debuts-childrens-book-and-becomes-a-bestseller/Binge and Purge:Bonding (Netflix) Season 2: Remove your ball gag and get ready to binge!BioShock (Switch, and every other modern console)- Would you kindly Binge this game?The Princess Bride DiscussionMovie background and recapSick days growing upStephen's thoughts on the bookThe love between Westley and ButtercupAndre the Giant's role as Fezzic"My name is Inigo Montoya..." quote and why it's the greatest fencing scene in any movie ever.The fantasy in The Princess Bride- including the secret behind the ROUS'esSteve's eternal fear of the ball sac that is E.T.Billy Crsytal putting the Miracle in Miracle MaxFun facts and behind the scenes storiesJoin the conversation on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/happylifepodAudio clips are owned by 20th Century FoxSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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+) - BingeImmortal Fenyx Rising (Switch/PS4/XBox Whatever)- BingeHorizon: Zero Dawn (Complete Edition) (PS4/PC) - BingeDragon Quest: Tact - BingeElvira: Mistress of the DarkThe origin of the character Elvira, Mistress of the DarkHer rise to stardom as the hostess of a weekend horror movie showThe 'Why' behind creating the 1988 cult classic movie by the same nameHow we can all be inspired by her self-confidence, sexiness, wit, and sincerityThe drag origins of both Cassandra and ElviraWe gush over the Vegas finale with the tassle twirlingJoin our conversation on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/happylifepodOr e-mail us at happylifepod@gmail.comSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)
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