“Ship” (v): 1. To have a strong interest in the romantic relationship of characters from fictional stories. 2. The desire for two or more fictional characters to become a romantic couple.“Ship” (n): 1. a vessel larger than a boat for transporting people or goods by sea.
But really… We all know Hollywood doesn’t always portray love realistically; however, we still have our favorite tv show and movie couples that make us feel a sense of connection, hope, admiration, or just utter annoyance. Join your host Dr. Eric Goodcase as he talks with scholars to analyze, scrutinize, and humanize your favorite (and least favorite) fictional couples. You can follow the podcast on twitter @relevatepodcast or email us at email@example.com If you are interested in Relevate and want to receive research based information about relationships you can become a part of Relevation Nation by checking out our social media: Facebook -facebook.com/myrelevate Twitter -@MyRelevate
Sex Education with Shelby Astle & Duchess Sexpert
I think it is time we have "The Talk". You know... the birds and the bees… Luckily, Shelby Astle and Duchess Sexpert are here to help us navigate the sex talk as we discuss everyone’s favorite amateur sex therapy TV show: Sex Education. We go character by character and discuss how they have been shaped (for better and for worse) by the sexual messages they received from their parents, their school, their peers, and society.
0:00 – 8:16 Introduction to Duchess, Shelby, and the show Sex Education
8:17 – 23:31 Otis
23:31 – 31:14 Maeve
31:15 – 45:23 Eric
45:24 -59:40 Lily
59:41 1:06:40 Adam
1:06:41 – 1:15:51 Aimee
1:15:52- 1:22:17 Wrapping Up
Stepmom with Dr. Caroline Sanner
Join Eric and Denzel as they talk to Dr. Caroline Sanner about the movie Stepmom starring Susan Sarandon & Julia Roberts. See how all the characters were able to navigate the difficult adjustments of stepfamilies, how they went from conflict to working together as a family system, and what can real life stepfamilies learn from the movie.
0:00-9:12 Introduction to Dr. Sanner and Stepmom
9:13-22:20 Media portrayals of stepfamilies & gender Differences in stepfamilies
22:21-48:06 Children of stepfamilies
48:07-57:19 Coparenting relationships
57:20- 1:05:00 What the family in Stepmom did to work towards an integrated family
1:05:01- 1:20:34 Final Thoughts
Modern Family with Dr. Jeremy Kanter
Scholars Ship dives into a familiar but new kind of family sitcom and discusses the relationships of Modern Family. Dr. Jeremy Kanter joins Eric and Denzel to discuss what makes Phil & Claire, Mitchell & Cameron, and Jay & Gloria successful couples.
0:00 – 12:34 Introduction to Dr. Kanter & Modern Family
12:35 – 32:48 Phil & Claire
32:49 – 46:24 Jay & Gloria
46:25 – 58:21 Mitchell & Cameron
58:21 – 1:08:35 The kids’ relationships & wrapping up
The Invisible Man with Dr. Autumn Bermea
Eric and Denzel discuss intimate partner violance and post-traumatic stress disorder in the psychologlical thriller "The Invisible Man" with Dr. Autumn Bermea. Follow how Cecilia navigates leaving her abusive relationship, PTSD, and being stalked by an invisible man and how her experiences relate to the experiences of other IPV survivors.
0:00 – 8:41 Introduction to Dr. Bermea and Invisible Man
8:42 – 13:32 Cecilia leaving her partner
13:33 – 28:49 Barriers for individuals leaving abusive relationships
28:50 – 39:30 Understanding Cecilia’s trauma response and Adrian’s death by suicide
39:31 – 47:36 Adrian’s escalating abuse
47:37 – 57:36 Isolation tactics and gaslighting in abusive relationships
57:37 – 1:05:17 Final Confrontation
1:05:18 – 1:19:59 What happens after the movie for Cecilia? And wrap up thoughts
Bojack Horseman with Chelynn Randolph
What is this a crossover episode? Eric and Denzel chat with Chelynn Randolph about the animated comedy Bojack Horseman. Chelynn discusses Bojack's mental health and (lack of) help seeking behavior, Bojack's relationships, various other relationships from the show. Does a character like Bojack have any hope?
0:00-12:14 Introduction to Chelynn Randolph and Bojack Horseman
12:15- 30:15 Talking about Mental Health of Bojack and Attempts at growth
30:16 – 41:21 Bojack’s Relationships
41:22 – 49:28 The ups and downs of Mr. Peanutbutter & Diane
49:29-55:16 The Hijinks of Todd
55:17 – 1:05:30 Breaking down Bojack's Behavior in New Mexico
1:05:31 – 1:14:33 Wrapping up and the Future of all the Characters
Rick and Morty
Scholars Ship is back with a brand new episode traveling the galaxy with Rick and Morty. Eric and Denzel discuss Rick's ambivalence and difficulty with human connections, Beth and Jerry's tumultous relationship with each other, and how all of this influences Morty and Summer. Is there any hope for these characters having healthy relationships across the multiverse? Tune in and find out!
0:00 – 7:12 Introduction to Rick and Morty
7:13 - 27:48 Rick’s Relationship History and Ability to Emotionally Connect
27:49- 53:32 Beth & Jerry’s Relationship
53:33 – 1:14:47 Morty’s Crushes & Relationships
1:14:48 – 1:25:19 Summer’s Relationships & Conclusion