57 episodes

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.

A Lifetime of Happiness HappyLifePod

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

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.

    Death Becomes Her (1992)

    Death Becomes Her (1992)

    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)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Mean Girls (2004)

    Mean Girls (2004)

    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 topics
    How 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)

    • 49 min
    Cruella (2021) (Spoiler Free)

    Cruella (2021) (Spoiler Free)

    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)

    • 22 min
    Doctor Sleep ft. Elaine Richardson

    Doctor Sleep ft. Elaine Richardson

    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)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Shining ft. Elaine Richardson

    The Shining ft. Elaine Richardson

    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 #TeamChloeResident Evillage Village (PS4 and more)- Binge after 7!The Mick (Hulu) - BingeThe Shining
    Movie 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 happylifepod

    Stay 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)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Pokemon

    Pokemon

    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)

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

harrisonponce ,

Happiness and Positivity for 2021

I found this podcast from a Facebook group and when I saw there was an episode about Zelda BOTW I had to immediately click. I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community and was super excited to hear about gaming from the perspective of members of the community. Looking forward to hearing what other games you guys discuss and exploring other episodes on my long drives.
Thanks for being positive and spreading happiness!

SJ_Martin ,

We Could All Use More Happiness

What a wonderful concept! For too many of us, life is hard, and happiness can feel unattainable. But this is a podcast where you can sit back and just enjoy some happy things and learn some happy news.

The hosts have great chemistry! It all feels very genuine.

I can’t wait to follow them along on this journey!

Abi.E ,

A happy ray of sunshine for your day!

Perfect break from the dull and gloomy!

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