By Jess Kelley-Madera
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Getting married is hard. The fact that wedding media shows us two images of brides - the pinterest-perfect wedding goddess and the sobbing, tantruming "Bridezilla" - doesn't help. Engagement Therapy is a podcast that will feature real stories about real weddings to remind you, in the most difficult, stressful, and frustrating moments of your wedding planning process, that normal humans have done this, and so can you.
||CleanEp. 9: A Lesbian Wedding in Trump's America (Pt. 1)||0:00 to 12:56: Kris gives us an update on her wedding planning process. Her (silk!) flowers are ordered, she did her engagement photos, and she's feeling good about her dress! 13:08 to 29:12: Jess (our guest) tells us about her and her partner's...||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: When it Just isn't What You Wanted||After Kiki and Ian experienced a number of wedding-day setbacks, they reflect on the different ways they've made peace with -- and, in some cases, come to love -- the unplanned aspects of their wedding. NOTE: this podcast discusses menstruation. You...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Dress Shopping is Fun. Dress Buying is Hard.||Kris bought a dress! She cried, I cried - everyone cried. But like so many brides, the initial excitement of buying a dress has worn off, and she's left with an expensive, non-refundable, ill-fitting (so far) dress. We talk about what buying a...||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Chloe, Mary, and Their Beautiful Transition||When Mary and Chloe got married, they were Mary and Colin. During Episode 6, Chloe tells us about their wedding, her transition, and how the couple has found peace and love in change. Join us for Episode 6 to hear Chloe's story.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: A Sari for Pallavi||During Episode 5, we hear from Sunita Deshpande, who wrote and starred in A Sari for Pallavi, a short play that features two cousins getting ready for a wedding. The play asks questions about culture, tradition, and modernity, and was in the top ten...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: A Check-In with Kris||After all of this talk of others' weddings, I was wondering how Kris is feeling about her planning process. During this episode, Kris fills us in on her progress. We talk about the pressure to look thin in a wedding dress, the double-edged sword...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: The Couple with Three Weddings||Planning a wedding is hard for most couples, but it was especially hard for Dan and Natalie. They came from different countries and different faiths, so they had to go through a lot of work -- and THREE wedding ceremonies (yes, three!) -- to get...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: The Wedding with a Million Disasters||The "Disaster" is this wedding fear that I think many brides have: something will go wrong and it will be a disaster. So when my Aunt Sue told me that she had a wedding full of disasters, I wanted to hear her story and share it with you. Complete...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Competitive Weddings||One Woman's Quest to Determine: Should I do a Wedding Reality TV Show?||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 0: Welcome to Engagement Therapy||Welcome to Engagement Therapy! This episode introduces our brand new show: a podcast that will tell real engagement and wedding stories. The show will premier on Tuesday, September 6.||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A great new podcast!
I love the interview-story format. Two sisters, talking about their engagement and wedding-planning processes, and talking to other people about theirs. It is refreshing to break down ideas about wedding "perfection"—and to think about how everyone can make their wedding what they want it to be. A fun listen whether or not you are planning a wedding. I can't wait to see where this podcast goes.
Love where this show seems to be headed. The idea of telling the truth about weddings in a way that makes people feel like all will be OK is refreshing and important. The first episode was clearly not a typical wedding story, but it was great to listen to and I love the tone. Excited to hear more.
Just listened to Ep. 5: A Sari for Pallavi - learned a lot from hearing Sunita talk about Indian culture in America, growing up in Florida and being an actor/writer in NYC. Really insightful. I loved Sunita's play. She has such a unique, funny and clever voice. Looking forward to seeing more from her. Great podcast!
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