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Honey

Actress/writer/improviser/busybody Julia Meltzer interviews real couples about their fights: how, why, whose fault is it, do you still love each other - THE JUICY STUFF. At times hilarious, at times painful, at times full of heartbreakingly raw honesty, these conversations expose truths about love, human beings, and the concept of partnership.
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Oct 30, 2017

Johnny and Kellynn are MARRIED PEOPLE and PARENTS. They have been together for 21 years! They got together while performing on a tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kellynn runs hot and Johnny is more mellow; Kellynn is a morning person and Johnny is a night owl, and Kellynn moves fast and Johnny moves slow. They discuss the conflict leading up to their getting engaged - Kellynn was ready and wanting to move into the next phase of the relationship, and Johnny was moving more slowly than she would have liked. They also discuss the major conflict surrounding whether to stay in Los Angeles after having kids or move back to the Midwest. They also chat with Julia about deep text conversations, the time Johnny flipped a table and then kicked himself out of the bar, and whether a relationship with no fights is sustainable. Check out Julia and Johnny’s other podcast, Mouth Feelings on Apple Podcasts.

Oct 23, 2017

John & Taylor have been dating for TEN MONTHS and living together for LESS THAN THREE WEEKS!!! When it came to moving in together, John brought up the idea because Taylor, having been the first to ask John out and the first to “say the L word,” was hesitant to move too fast and John knew that he needed to take back some of the initiative. Some questions raised in this episode are: are they a Perfect Couple™️? Will they be back on Honey to discuss more fights? Did John just propose to Taylor on the air?!? These two are VERY complementary of one another: Taylor is an amazing chef who teaches John to cook while John is a pop culture guru who enjoys revisiting his favorite films to share them with Taylor. Having both come from smaller towns and religious families, they’re able to help each other navigate the juxtapositions of their lives in LA today and that of their family and friends from their childhood.

Oct 16, 2017

Bryan and John are FUN and MARRIED! To prove both of those points, they just celebrated their wedding anniversary over fried chicken and champagne!! They met in 2010 when John was invited to be the guest storyteller for a show that Bryan’s improv group was hosting but a very LOUD bar prevented them from initially getting together. Julia chats with them about an ongoing fight, Britney vs. Madonna, and how their style of conflict is very light on the confrontation. Both of them self-identify as “low-key” people who are devoted to different things, so neither of them have to make much of a sacrifice to accommodate the other’s passions. They also talk about how Bryan’s dad’s death, which happened early on in their relationship, propelled their relationship forward as they each learned how to express and deal with unexpected grief.

Check out Bryan’s podcast ALL about Gwyneth Paltrow and her “lifestyle brand”: Goop Yourself

Here’s that NYTimes article about Britney Spears’ conservatorship: Is Britney Spears Ready to Stand on her Own? (May 2016)

Give a listen to Ptolemy & Shelly’s episode of Honey for more baby rearing (not pie-rearing) dos and don’ts: Part 1: I Feel Like I’m Dying and Part 2: The Darkest Time

Oct 9, 2017

Brandon and Lexi got MARRIED THIS PAST SATURDAY! Congratulations! They have been together for three and a half years! Their first two dates were fairly unconventional but they got pretty serious shortly thereafter AND their second date involved their first fight, so naturally Julia is VERY excited to chat with them. Their main “fights” center around miscommunication, prematurely rehashing old fights, and, as of late, the essentiality of wax table cloths at their wedding! They also cover Brandon’s parents, who have yet to embrace Lexi as an important person in Brandon’s life – much less the mother of their potential future grandchildren. If a couple’s style of wedding planning is any indication of who they are as a unit and what they value in each other, look no further than this wedding – a short and sweet service, handcrafted tables (WHICH BRANDON MADE), a chicken and waffles truck, a raw oyster bar (!), and a BIG party with all their closest friends...what an absolute blast! Congratulations on your marriage and the years of happiness to come!

Oct 2, 2017

Micah and Keylee have been MARRIED for FOUR YEARS and are VERY CHILL. They met in Texas while starring as “kind of friends-with-benefits” in a play when Keylee was still in finishing her degree and got married shortly after her graduation. Julia chats with them about getting married young, growing up with somewhat parallel family dynamics, and how they deal with stress when working together on set. Micah is the first to admit that he fights dirty, which goes over well within his family but can be difficult for Keylee to work with. Though they’ve gone through a few tough times, they’ve also done a good amount of preventative counseling, which makes it easier to acknowledge the root of their fights before they become too difficult to address. Micah and Keylee fight mostly when “life feels like it’s squeezing” one of them, but generally get over conflict best when other people are around...except for maybe a fight about karaoke? For a couple that married so young, they sure do have a lot figured out!

  • SEXY – The Film is a heartfelt, semi-autobiographical short film in which Keylee interviews six women asking them questions about how they were introduced to sex during their adolescence. https://www.sexythefilm.com/
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