We can't stop talking about the enneagram, so we started a podcast to get it all out of our system. No Chill Enneagram: Watch Party is a safe space for ennegram and pop culture fanatics. Each week, pop culture expert, Richard Clark, and enneagram expert, Bethany Perkins watch a movie or tv show and talk about it through the lens of the enneagram.
Cover art by: Matt Metcalf (@MattMetcalf)
TED LASSO WILL MAKE YOU LOVE HIM, DAMNIT!!
In this episode, we tackle the crowd-pleasing Ted Lasso, available to watch on Apple TV+.
Look, it doesn't matter who you are, what your enneagram number is, and how disintegrated you might be, it turns out it's literally impossible to come in contact with Ted Lasso without loving him.
Even if you're an egotistical soccer phenom, or a high octane boss-lady, or a hard-hitting, highly skeptical journalist, you've gotta give credit where credit is due, you know?
So uh, what number has that super-power, and how can we become it? This week we discuss the mystery of Ted Lasso, and work to deconstruct the exact qualities that make one almost supernaturally likeable.
ALSO: How does a man like Ted end up divorced? It's weirdly plausible.
We're taking next week off, but if you'd like to work ahead check out Search Party and Wonder Woman/Wonder Woman 1984.
Pixar's Soul: HOW TO TYPE A PRE-BORN SOUL!!
In this episode, we discuss Pixar's latest animated tear-jerker, Soul, available to watch on Disney+.
Okay, so according to Suzanne Stabile, you're not supposed to type a child. But a pre-born soul is okay, right? Either way, we've gone an done it.
ALSO!! We discuss the 4's proclivity to zone out and fall into manholes, and how fatal that can be when your environment is a comically dangerous one that doesn't value simple safety measures like blocking off open manholes and moving bricks in safe ways.
AND OF COURSE!! We give life advice for anyone who's about to be born (through the lens of the enneagram, of course).
Watch assignment for next week: Ted Lasso, available on Apple TV+. It's only like ten 30 minute episodes, and they go down smooth.
TAYLOR SWIFT (3) NEEDS YOU TO LOOK AT HER!!
(AND THAT'S OK!!)
This episode, we listen to Taylor Swift's Folklore, watch Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (available on Disney+), and discuss the marvel of a healthy enneagram three.
First, for the haters: we were like you once too. But Folklore is a remarkable achievement in self-awareness and empathy, and you might want to check it out before you roll your eyes and move on.
Second, for the fanatics: we understand what it's like to hear someone write off something they love as a meaningless fad. We're enneagram fanatics. Been there, done that. But hear us out as we grapple with what, exactly, kept us from accepting Taylor for who she is.
Third, for Taylor Swift: We have some advice for you. Because clearly, you're struggling in life. You're going to need it.
Fourth, for Scooter whatever your name is: wow, I bet you have some regrets, huh!
Watch assignment for next week: Pixar's Soul, available to watch on Disney+.
CHARLIE BROWN'S (4) FRIENDS ARE TOXIC!!
No Chill Enneagram: Watch Party kicks off the season with a double feature of Christmas angst.
It's Christmas-time!! We know we're supposed to feel happy, but sometimes we don't feel happy. Wtf is up with that? That's the age-old question asked by quintessential enneagram four, Charlie Brown, in the classic animated special, A Charlie Brown Christmas (available to view on Apple TV+, PBS, DVD, or through piecing together various legally shady YouTube clips).
In response to Charlie Brown's concerns, his friends basically give him a giant middle finger, but they also save his life. Friends can be like that sometimes.
Meanwhile, over in the land of Jingle Jangle (available to view on Netflix), an enneagram five finds himself frozen from fear of failure, destined to be filled with regret in his old age. But at least the story has a satisfying ending!
Watch assignment for next week: Taylor Swift's Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, available to view on Disney+.
"NCE: WATCH PARTY" IS COMING MONDAY!
iN tHeSe UnPreCeDeNtEd TiMeS, the only way to get out of our houses or heads is through those magic screens with the talking people in them. That's why we're devoting a WHOLE SEASON to the people inside of those screens. This season, we'll be hosting a watch party, talking at length about the characters and situations of all of our favorite shows and movies through the lens of the enneagram.
We'll be talking Taylor Swift, Ted Lasso, Schitt's Creek, and any other movies or tv shows that lend themselves well to some needless speculation. But we won't start there: we're going to take this WAY TOO FAR. Every episode will be a creepily personal deep dive into the personal and emotional lives of the numbers in these television shows. You're bound to find something to apply to your own life along the way.
After all, what good are those magic screens if they can't help us learn about ourselves? (Okay, yes, the pure entertainment value of Love is Blind is good enough on its own but you know what we mean)
FINALE: TIK TOK CAN HAVE OUR SOULS, FREE OF CHARGE!!
Hi. How are you doing today? It’s been a while, we know! We're doing pretty okay, for now. But you know. It's touch and go. Ask us again tomorrow.
But first, let's talk about this year. That's right, we confront the 9 Worst Things That Happened to Each Number in 2020. It has not been fun! So we thought a little commiseration might help.
Then, we run down the ways each type can find joy, or at least cope, with the rest of this year from H E Double Hockey Sticks. And WHOOPS! We talked about politics because it’s kind of the big fat angry elephant in the room that we can’t just can’t avoid.
Finally, we discuss the year from a personal perspective, and hint ever so slightly at the year (and season) to come. No Chill Enneagram is leaving you (again) for now. But we shall return!
Customer ReviewsSee All
I’m a fan
I have no idea why it works, but it does. I’m usually not a fan of making jokes about something so important, but I actually love the lightheartedness you bring to the subject. Please keep making episodes and come have a live show in Nashville. No way you’re guessing my type from this.
Rambling and off-putting
I expected something surface level and fun, but this feels unprofessional, and lacking a good measure of thoughtfulness. I had to stop listening after Richard had talked over or interrupted Brittany for the 14th time. Don’t waste your time with this one.
To the person reading this review:
This podcast in particular isn’t full of ennea-experts or Christian focused coaches like you might be used to listening to (unless you already listen to the “Millenneagram” Podcast or something similar 🤷🏾♂️) but, if you’re looking for a good laugh, a new fun and “no chill” perspective of the enneagram, or ran out of enneagram stuff to help soothe your enneagram interests (like I did) this podcast may be for you.
If you’re new to the enneagram:
This podcast may not be the best place to start if you’re a beginner because they don’t get into the fundamental or deep enneagram stuff but, it’s still a great resource and an intriguing podcast to listen to. Truly, I can say that from every video I watched, book read, or podcasts listened to I always get a new fresh and diverse perspective and learn so much more about the enneagram. I’ve learned that the enneagram can really help with understanding more about you for growth/healing and others as well. So good luck and make sure you come back when you’ve learned a little more. It’s also great if you can get your friends and family into it too!
To the hosts:
Hello Bethany and Richard! At first I wasn’t so sure about the enneagram but, for the past 6 months or so, I’ve started working on learning more and more about the enneagram - I’ve watched YouTube videos, read books, and listened to a lot podcasts (Seriously I’ve lost count of how many “help!” 😂) but I’m still not sure about my type. I think I’ve narrowed it down some but I thought maybe you guys could help me? Also sorry if this was too long I wanted to give a good review and also enough info about me.
Thank you for making this podcast! :)