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Check in twice a month with hosts Bethany Watson & Dennis Cahlo about the ups and downs of living together, working together, and how they stay sane through it all! 

The Check-In with Bethany Watson & Dennis Cahlo The Check-In

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 453 Ratings

Check in twice a month with hosts Bethany Watson & Dennis Cahlo about the ups and downs of living together, working together, and how they stay sane through it all! 

    Lonely? The Surprising Way You Can Get Human Connection TODAY + Dirty Birthday MadLibs!

    Lonely? The Surprising Way You Can Get Human Connection TODAY + Dirty Birthday MadLibs!

    Have you been feeling disconnected lately? Like you haven't been hanging out with friends as much as you did pre-pandemic? You're not alone! Dennis has a fascinating segment about why so many of us are more isolated than ever (it's not why you think!) and how our beloved INTROVERTS can easily get comfy human connection, too! Plus, it's Dennis' birthday so we're playing Dirty Birthday MadLibs! Grab your headphones 🙃
    Here's the article Dennis talks about:
    "The science of why friendships keep us healthy" by Zara Abrams
    apa.org/…/cover-story-science…


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Grief & Other Funny Topics: Having a Ball Remembering Minerva

    Grief & Other Funny Topics: Having a Ball Remembering Minerva

    This was truly one of the most fun episodes we've ever recorded! After our beloved cat Minerva crossed the Rainbow Bridge earlier this month, we were obviously devastated. So, to help others who may be processing grief, we talk about how we worked through it and some tips we have! But more than anything, we spend the episode talking about how funny, bizarre, and adorably infuriating Minerva was, even in her last moments. We also describe the darkly funny moments we had that we can laugh about now. Come have a fun (and hopefully enlightening) group therapy session with us! xx Dennis & Bebe
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Exciting "No Buy" Updates + Who is Bethany LIVID At?

    Exciting "No Buy" Updates + Who is Bethany LIVID At?

    NOTE: Since the recording of this episode, our beloved Minerva passed away. Thank you to everyone who has sent their love and well wishes. Those of you who attend our live recordings know what a huge part she played in all of it, and in our lives. So when we talk in this episode about Minerva being sick, please send some prayers up to the Rainbow Bridge and tell her how much she is desperately missed. 💔 xx D & Bb

    - - - 

    Are you decluttering and trimming your spending along with us? Dennis has an exciting update that blew Bethany's mind! (Like, life-changing stuff.) Bethany goes OFF on one very specific person, and then Dennis and Bebe have to compromise on two very lively rounds of TierMaker!
    Links we talked about:
    Reggie’s Amazon book link 
    https://shop.terracycle.com/en-US
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Could YOU Pass This Couples' Test? Guess That Song!...

    Could YOU Pass This Couples' Test? Guess That Song!...

    Since the last episode was more serious, it's time for games! After some enlightening listener emails, Dennis gives Bebe a challenge: guess the lyrics (and melodies) of some of his favorite songs. Since the Venn diagram of their musical tastes is just two separate circles, Bethany gives it the old college try. (Wait until you hear her "Placebo" song...) Plus, have you seen these movies? What do you think they're about?
    WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT:
    Scholars with Collars, LLC: https://scholarswithcollarsllc.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Checking In With John Brennan

    Checking In With John Brennan

    This episode is also available on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/TlHV5Ri2mX0?si=gnJCHIVMkevQ5sxv

    John Brennan is a Composer, Production Manager, Music Supervisor & Actor on the hit TV series "The Last Drive with Joe Bob Briggs". He's also a filmmaker and all around awesome human who has tons of stories about working at TROMA, VHS filmmaking, and so much more. Join us as we Check In With John Brennan! 
    John's Bandcamp Page: https://johnbrennan.bandcamp.com/

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    Yuki & John's Patreon Backrooms Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2OM_DyNmI

    Follow John on Instagram: @badtechno


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Declutter Your Home and Conquer Your Finances: A Fun Conversation!

    Declutter Your Home and Conquer Your Finances: A Fun Conversation!

    Bethany and Dennis have embarked, hand-in-hand, on a journey toward FINDING ALL THE CRAP THEY DON’T USE AND GETTING IT OUT OF THE HOUSE. (Did you know that having a cluttered house can actually affect *all* of your relationships??) And Dennis is trying something new: The No Buy Challenge. You’ll be shocked at what happened to his brain when he stopped impulse-buying things! Is this something you’d want to try?
    WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT:

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    • Couple’s Split Bedding: https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/couples-split-bedding
    • Bethany's clothing rental site, Bewitch Your Wardrobe: bewitchyourwardrobe.com
    Cluttering Statistics: From “Just Organized by Taya”: https://justorganized.org/20-eye-opening-statistics-about-clutter-and-over-consumption/
    How does clutter affect your relationship? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-clutter-can-affect-your-relationships-closer-look-clutterbgone/
    BOOK: “The Simple Path to Wealth” by JL Collins: https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-simple-path-to-wealth-your-road-map-to-financial-independence-and-a-rich-free-life-jl-collins/17359464?ean=9781737724100
    Christina Mychas videos: https://www.youtube.com/@Christinamychas
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
453 Ratings

453 Ratings

Serrriousssllyyy ,

Wonderful!

Bethany and Dennis are such a joy to listen to. Love the live recordings too. So funny, raw, real, and relatable. 10/10.

hope_alexa9131 ,

It’s INCREDIBLE! (Editing a previous review)

Yall. This show is amazing. I can’t praise it enough. I’ve been a listener since the beginning. When it started, I was a little concerned we’d be hearing the same kind of things each week. But I REALLY love when podcasters listen to feedback and I’d say for the past year at least, the show has been new and fresh every week. They’re honest and real, while also being entertaining and engaging. I’ve been a podcast listener since, I dunno, 2007 probably, so I’ve listened to A LOT of content. I think this is one of the best shows out there. I’ve never met anyone like Dennis or Bethany and to hear their perspectives and talk about their lives is just so interesting and charming. Give this one a listen, and my advice for any podcast is to give it 4 episodes before you turn away. But I think you’ll love this one once you try it.

fireandicernice ,

One of my favorites!

When I realize there are new episodes are out of this podcast listening to them becomes the highlight of my day. I really enjoy the dynamics of Dennis and Bethany’s relationship. I appreciate them being open to discussing a variety of topics and not shying away from difficult ones. I hope to see more from these two!

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