100 episodes

Happily Ever Aftermath explores relationships in movies and how they shape our ideas of love and romance. One title at a time, Diana welcomes guests to share their personal connection to the film and analyze the trajectory of the characters’ relationship -- when did they fall in love and what is their fate after the movie ends?

Happily Ever Aftermath HEAMCast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

Happily Ever Aftermath explores relationships in movies and how they shape our ideas of love and romance. One title at a time, Diana welcomes guests to share their personal connection to the film and analyze the trajectory of the characters’ relationship -- when did they fall in love and what is their fate after the movie ends?

    The Time of My Life

    The Time of My Life

    For the Happily Ever Aftermath finale, Diana, Polina, and Ryan share some show trivia, read listener messages, and give their thanks.
    Polina is on Twitter @anilop and Ryan is @RyanSkonnord.
    The feed will be pretty quiet, but you can still reach out on Twitter and Instagram @HEAMCast, Facebook @HappilyEverAftermath. Your best bet is by e-mail at heamcast@gmail.com.
    Ryan alluded to Diana’s planned guest spot on Everything I Learned from Movies. Clues are in the episode Mountain Dewl & Themes for 2023.
    Diana’s first guest spot was on Comedy Film Nerds to talk about Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
    So much gratitude to these shows for having Diana on:
    Movies Made Me
    Amanda's Picture Show A Go Go
    Up in Ten Club
    6 Degrees of Wiki Podcast
    Friends in Your Ears
    Pop Culturally Deprived
    All The Good Dogs (then titled Pups ’n’ Pop Culture)
    But Make It Scary
    Your Fave Is Problematic
     
    Special thanks to these wonderful podcast friends:
    Cult 45
    Indoorswomen
    Dragons, Sexy Robots, and Adventures
    Nerdy Bitches
    Not Porn
    Radaptations
     
    Hugs to Diana’s supportive siblings and friends:
    Steven, Patrick, & Stephanie
    Natalie & Talitha
     
    Big appreciation to these HEAMCast guests:
    Liz of Nerdy Bitches
    Andrea Martucci of Shelf Love
    Jasmine of the Lady Pod Squad
    Jason Parmele of The Misplay
    Kelly of Throwback Bookstack
    Kevin Lester of Diana’s teenage (and current) friendships
    Mallory of Movie Lovers
    Marie & Coni of Drunk on Rom-Coms
    Paul of Polina’s amazing people
    Perla of Diana’s coolest friends
    Robin of Polina’s amazing people
    Valerie Rose Loman of The Flame
    Zita Short of The 300 Passions podcast
     
    Special squeal of happiness to thank Diana’s podcast heroes who graced her podcast:
    Janet Varney
    Daniel Van Kirk
     
    Much love to the guests Diana and Ryan would also trust to raise their dog:
    Carly & Erin
     
    A hat tip and praise to these VIP guests with multiple appearances:
    Heidi Bennett of Vibrant Visionaries
    Alysa Lucas of Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits
    Steffi of Diva Dailies and YouTube’s innmyhumbleopinion
    Jen of Ryan & Polina’s career trajectories
     
    All the celebration emojis to these Five Timers Club members and Lifetime HEAMates:
    Justine of Pod Appétit (and formerly The Cutaways)
    Steve & Izzy of Everything I Learned from Movies
    Meg of Pod Appétit (and formerly Indoorswomen)
     
    Find other amazing podcasts by searching #ladypodsquad on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all the social media platforms.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Dirty Dancing (1987)

    Dirty Dancing (1987)

    Diana accidentally saved Dirty Dancing (1987) for her final pick and could not do it without Polina and Ryan. Polina and Diana know this movie in their bones and Ryan got to watch it for the first time for the podcast. This was the right movie for the last episode.
    Polina mentioned the episode of the podcast You Must Remember This about Dirty Dancing and Fatal Attraction.
    Polina is on Twitter @anilop and Ryan is @RyanSkonnord.
    The feed will be pretty quiet, but you can still reach out on Twitter and Instagram @HEAMCast, Facebook @HappilyEverAftermath. Your best bet is by e-mail at heamcast@gmail.com.
    Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Stars Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, Kelly Bishop, Lonny Price, Max Cantor, Charles 'Honi' Coles, Neal Jones, and Wayne Knight. (from IMDb.com)
    Find other amazing podcasts by searching #ladypodsquad on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all the social media platforms.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    No Time to Die (2021) & Ryan Skonnord

    No Time to Die (2021) & Ryan Skonnord

    In response to a tweet Diana decided to take seriously, this pick No Time to Die (2021) is a follow up to the Casino Royale episode. (Thanks Meg.) As with any good sequel, the primary cast returns. Ryan is here to discuss the five-movie arc of Daniel Craig’s James Bond.
    Have any thoughts to share for the final episode? Reach out on Twitter and Instagram @HEAMCast, Facebook @HappilyEverAftermath, and e-mail at heamcast@gmail.com.
    James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Stars Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Billy Magnussen, Christoph Waltz, David Dencik, and Ana de Armas. (from IMDb.com)
    Find other amazing podcasts by searching #ladypodsquad on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all the social media platforms.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Stardust (2007) & Ryan Skonnord

    Stardust (2007) & Ryan Skonnord

    As the podcast begins to wind down, Diana picks the movie Stardust (2007) based off a special request from her friend Jill. Neither Ryan nor Diana had seen the movie before, but were delighted by this unfamiliar gem.
    Have any thoughts to share for the final episode? Reach out on Twitter and Instagram @HEAMCast, Facebook @HappilyEverAftermath, and e-mail at heamcast@gmail.com.
    In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. Stars Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Strong, Robert De Niro, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Ricky Gervais, Sienna Miller, Peter O'Toole, Kate Magowan, Ben Barnes, Henry Cavill, and Ian McKellen. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on a novel by Neil Gaiman. (from IMDb.com and wikipedia.org)
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    • 58 min
    Special Announcement & Bonus EILfM

    Special Announcement & Bonus EILfM

    After Diana gives an important podcast update, please accept the gift of her November 19, 2020 guest spot on Everything I Learned from Movies. "Steve & Izzy continue PatreoNOOOOOOvember with the help of Patron Diana of the Happily Ever Aftermath Podcast as they discuss 1989's "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death" starring Shannon Tweed, Adrienne Barbeau & Bill Maher!!! What is the Future of Feminism? What feminist spin-off is Izzy considering teaching now? Why does Steve hate Avocados almost as much as Needles, California? Guacamole or Clam Dip?!? Let's find out!!!"
    For all your upcoming gift giving, you need Izzy's incredible art on Etsy. Go to her website for all of her creations. While you’re at it, subscribe to their always fun podcast Everything I Learned from Movies. You can also be cool like Diana and be a Patron of the podcast and join Izzy’s sticker of the month club!
    The U.S. government, eager to protect the nation's avocado supplies, recruits feminist professor Margo Hunt to make contact with the Piranha Women, an all-female tribe who believe men are only good as a source of food. (from IMDb.com)
    Find other amazing podcasts by searching #ladypodsquad on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all the social media platforms.
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @HEAMCast, like us on Facebook @HappilyEverAftermath, and e-mail us at contact@heamcast.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Cast Away (2000) & Daniel Van Kirk

    Cast Away (2000) & Daniel Van Kirk

    Diana welcomes, with great delight, Daniel Van Kirk to discuss Cast Away (2000). There is thoughtful discussion about relationships ending and loving a person that no longer exists.
    Keep up to date on Daniel’s podcasts and live shows on his website and meat raffle winnings on his social media. You can support his amazing work on Patreon, too.
    A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island. Stars Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Chris Noth, Lari White, Vince Martin, Jenifer Lewis, Elden Henson, Timothy Stack and directed by Robert Zemeckis. (from imdb.com and wikipedia.org)
    Find other amazing podcasts by searching #ladypodsquad on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all the social media platforms.
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @HEAMCast, like us on Facebook @HappilyEverAftermath, and e-mail us at contact@heamcast.com.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Kim@The Dark Roast Pod ,

Listening Happily Ever After

Fantastic podcast! Good quality, great chemistry between the hosts. The movies covered are wonderful - the episodes reminded me of a lot of movies I had forgotten about, and made me realize I should give a few others a second chance.

ATXhorror ,

Funny and insightful

Great podcast which made me rethink a few movies (cough cough Overboard). Brings more to the table than most film podcasts and definitely worth a listen. -Erica, Customers Also Watched

alisaurus.wrecks ,

Brillaint and Fun

What happens to the couple after the credits role? What a brilliant concept. Diana & Polina are really great hosts, they have great chemistry and a unique perspective on relationships both personal and on film. This podcast is really interesting and fun. Absolutely give a listen!

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