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Finding your Significant Other (the one who gets you, tolerates you and embraces your oddities) is no mean feat. Significant Other is hosted by married people Aleisha and Rich, who explore each week all of the stuff that we encounter when we take the big step toward commitment and choose to show who we really are, displaying our quirks and weirdness to another human. They ask: What makes a relationship good? Successful? How do you know if you've met 'the one'? Does 'the one' even exist? And ...
 
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Love: Carol Kaye Alex takes his Love this episode to discuss one of unsung heroes of music history, bassist Carol Kaye. He goes into her biography, her bad-assitude, and the controversial aspects of her career, from pick-playing to Motown. Andy gets forgiven for confusing her with Carol Kane, gets a much-needed reminder for how terrible a person Be…
 
Love: Ducktales Andy brings the love this episode to discuss a Disney reboot that he actually enjoys, the 2017 Ducktales cartoon. He talks about the rich voiceover cast, the deep storylines and lengthened character work the creators brought to the franchise, and just how much it’s taken over his Disney Plus experience. Alex meanwhile talks about ho…
 
Love: Tofu Alex starts this episode with a food that he very much enjoys despite every negative association thrown at it: Tofu. He discusses a little of its history and a lot of its misunderstood nature, particularly in the pop culture landscape, and debunks a couple of myths. Andy is reminded of the importance of seasoning and reminds everyone tha…
 
Love: Collectable Card Games Andy opens this episode with another nostalgia point, bringing everyone into the world of collectable card games. He details the history of the nerd niche, both generally and his own, Alex owns up to being both a Pokémon and a Yu-Gi-Oh! kid, and both of them take entirely too much time talking about a Christian CCG call…
 
For the latest Triple Love Special, Andy and Alex explore everyone’s favorite long-running Super Spy franchise, James Bond. Alex starts in with a primer on the origins of the character, specifically as a literary entity, and the formulaic approach used by most of the stories, and its influence on every spy story to come after. Andy follows up with …
 
Love: The Blues Alex kicks off this triumphant return to the podcast with an episode that was recorded before the hiatus even started, and he’s talking Blues Music in it. He gives a brief history and characterization of the Mother of All Music genres, complete with a recommendation for one of its finest new artists (seriously, y’all, listen to Chri…
 
Love: Rob Reiner Alex takes a page from Andy’s usual wheelhouse to discuss director, actor, writer, and activist Rob Reiner. He talks up the highlights of his career, from Meathead Michael Stivic in All In The Family to the 80’s and 90’s heyay of his directing to his recent turns on New Girl and Hollywood. Andy tries to nail down exactly how he pul…
 
Love: Redwall Andy takes his love time this episode to bring up a childhood favorite, Brian Jacques Redwall series. He discusses its broad, sweeping chronology, ambiguous but awesome use of animal characters, and how ity taught him to love huge, contained universes. Alex, meanwhile, asks about he dark stuff, like torture, and defends showing kids m…
 
Love: Mythology Andy decides to keep things nice and light to discuss his love of the entire pantheon of mythology. He and Alex compare favorites (yes, we like the Greeks–we’re boring like that), they get into a lot of comparative anthropology, what happens after you die (not us, you specifically, reading this), and of course, a prominent Simpsons …
 
Love: Cree Summer Alex uses his Love segment this episode to talk about arguably the biggest woman of color working in the world of voice acting today, Cree Summer (@IAmCreeSummer). He runs down her extensive career on and off camera, her little-known and under appreciated music career, and teaches everyone about A Different World. Andy helps him c…
 
Love: Power Rangers Andy takes his Love time this episode to discuss an old childhood favorite, the Power Rangers franchise. He talks his personal history as tiny diehard who fell out with the TV show due to childhood bullying, his incredible crush on Amy Jo Johnson’s Pink Ranger, and even some of his favorite YouTube Resources for enjoying the sho…
 
Love: The Boondocks Alex finally pulls out one of the Loves he’s been talking about on multiple previous episodes, and brings up the comic strip and TV show for The Boondocks. He gives a full history of the property in both formats, discussing the hellish intelligence and integrity of creator Aaron McGruder, favorite characters and moments, and doe…
 
Love: Zero Punctuation Andy uses his time this episode to talk up his singular favorite YouTube series, the long-running video game review show, Zero Punctuation. He highlights some favorite reviews to emphasize the special kind of dark, unique, biting, mean-spirited humor he’s so enjoyed over the show’s 13 years of production. Alex, meanwhile, rem…
 
Love: Carly Rae Jepson Alex takes his Love segment this episode to talk about the arguably slept-on Canadian pop star, Carly Rae Jepson. He and Andy work through her life an career, from a third-place finish on Canadian Idol to a subpar Taylor Swift rip-off debut to a decade of spaced-out but unquestionable bangers. Andy admits that he confused her…
 
For episode 45, Alex and Andy attempt a deep-dive into what they consider one of the root causes for everything wrong with American politics, the Two-Party System. Andy begins by getting out of the way the how there TECHNICALLY aren’t only two political parties, and why that EFFECTIVELY isn’t the case, before digging into how this system is respons…
 
Love: Mads Mikkelson Andy spends his Love this episode talking up Danish actor and master of the villainous look, Mads Mikkelson. He delves into the well-knowns and little knowns of his career, including his star turns in Casino Royale and Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Alex meanwhile contextualizes why some actors take certain roles over …
 
Love: Chess Alex takes the episode way down into the quiet and cerebral with a discussion of the OG nerd game, Chess. Andy reminds him of some fond and beautiful memories from their pre-LHR days, Alex gets equal parts technical and sentimental, and somehow, they also find room to say way too much about Scrabble. Hate: Mass Panic Andy keeps it topic…
 
Love: Pizza Andy takes his episode time to talk up arguably the single most popular topic LHR has ever discussed, pizza. He gives some history, including the surprisingly class-based politics surrounding its popularity, and he and Alex argue about which of the fast-food pizza chains is the best (spoilers, it ain’t Papa John’s). Hate: CrossFit Hater…
 
Love: Bob’s Burgers Alex takes his Love segment to discuss Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive’s Bob’s Burgers. He talks up the brilliant cast, how the show has kept fresh after 10 seasons, and mistakenly refers to the character of Marshmallow as Cinnamon (all apologies to the BB super-fans). Andy mentions his crush on Kristen Schaal, and everyone rem…
 
Love: The Hobbit Andy gets literary for this Love segment, and brings in one of his most formative and favorite books of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. He talks about his personal connection to it as a memento of family-bonding, how influential it’s been to the fantasy genre, and how just friggin’ good it is as a book. Alex discusses his st…
 
For episode 35 of Love Hate Relationship, Alex and Andy are proud to welcome Twitch-streamer, uber-nerd, and longtime friend of the podcast, Matt Caulder, for a Triple Love Special all about the X-Men. They begin with a discussion of how each of them came to awareness and appreciation of the franchise (spoilers, the 90’s animated cartoon, and its e…
 
Love: Footloose Alex takes his turn at the Love this episode to talk about one of his absolute favorite movies of all time, 1984’s Footloose. He and Andy sift through which parts of it are ridiculous 80’s cheese, and which are subtle, nuanced performances and writing choices. There’s also a lot of love for John Lithgow, the entire soundtrack, and s…
 
Love: Big Mouth Andy breaks in this episode to talk about the Netflix original animated series, Big Mouth. He and Alex defend it in the face of a fair amount of anecdotal criticism over the weird animation style and the gross-out humor, discuss how damn educational and witty and body-affirming it is, and even touch on the modest controversies it’s …
 
Love: Missy Elliott Alex finally breaks his embargo on music-related topics to talk up who he considers to be one of the most underrated rappers in Hip Hop, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott. Alex calls out all of the sexism, body-shaming, and club-jam snobbery that keeps her out of most GOAT conversations, Andy discusses his own Top 5 at the start, and …
 
Love: Animorphs Andy takes the love section this episode to talk about one of his (and it turns out Alex’s) favorite childhood sci-fi book series, Animorphs. They talk about how despite being written for younger audiences, it still managed to hit on hard science fiction concepts and frank discussions of war, child soldiers, and philosophy. Andy tal…
 
Love: House to Astonish Love Hate Relationship finally circles enough around itself to make a podcast a topic for its podcast (McElroys notwithstanding). Alex’s love this episode is Scottish comic book podcast, House to Astonish. He talks about how much mileage and longevity it’s gotten out of simply being two incredibly smart and funny people talk…
 
Love: Bat Out of Hell Andy comes to the table this episode to talk about one of his favorite albums of all time: Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut, Bat Out of Hell. He and Alex discuss its early stages as a Peter Pan-inspired stage show, the weird and wonderful writing of composer and songwriter Jim Steinman, Andy’s crush on background vocalist Ellen Foley, a…
 
Love: Kevin Smith Alex takes the Love this episode, and uses the time to talk up all-around Internet Darling, Kevin Smith. He and Andy discuss the ups-and-downs of his turbulent movie career and how he’s parlayed that into work in TV, comic-book writing, and a truly outrageous number of podcasts. Alex highlights his being a fan and a good dude in f…
 
DISCLAIMER: Andy experienced catastrophic audio issues at about the 4:50 mark, after which his voice sounds more or less like an old-timey radio-show phone call-in. If you’re one of our die-hards, we sincerely apologize for the momentary drop in quality and promise you that we’ve rectified the issue and all will be back to normal next episode. And …
 
Love: Desmond Child For what he promises will be the last music-related topic he pulls for at least the next few episodes, Alex is using his time here to give some attention to his favorite professional songwriter, Desmond Child. He discusses his history of writing music for everybody from Aerosmith and Bon Jovi to Sisqó, Katy Perry, and Ricky Mart…
 
For their 25th episode (and one-year anniversary), Love Hate Relationship proudly presents the first-ever Triple Hate Special, all about that bastardly bastion of religious rectitude, Scientology. Alex takes the helm at the start of the discussion, opening with a brief-ish rundown on the pre-founding-a-cult life of L. Ron Hubbard, told mainly throu…
 
Love: Skyrim Andy takes an opportunity this episode to cover one of his favorite video games of all time, 2011’s Skyrim. He talks about its expansive gameplay, the hours of time that he’s managed to put into it, and the impressive culture of mods that has kept interest going for all of these years. Alex contributes by talking about his Tetris addic…
 
Love: Librivox Alex begins this episode with a discussion of Librivox, an entirely volunteer-run digital library of free-to-access public domain audiobooks. He talks about how he has used it to catch up and/or stomach a lot of the literary classics he either missed or couldn’t get through in the past, Andy tells some touching tales of listening to …
 
Love: The Tampa Bay Lightning Andy starts off this episode with a combination public and personal history for his favorite hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. He delves into their founding, a story complete with mediocre performances and Japanese mob connections (really), their eventual ascent into top-tier status through a combination of gimmick…
 
Love: John Mulaney Alex opens this episode’s Love segment with one of his and Andy’s favorite comedians working today, the ever-precocious John Mulaney. He discusses Mulaney’s master-craft attention to detail as a writer and performer, Andy makes a lot of the fact that he seems to be bringing back an older-school style of comedy (and wears a suit!)…
 
Love: Neil Gaiman For only the second time in LHR History, Andy and Alex are recording together in the same room, and Andy kicks the occasion off by talking up arguably the greatest fantasy author alive (suck it, Martin), Neil Gaiman. They spend a ton of time talking about his comics, specifically the masterpiece that is Sandman, his forays into th…
 
Love: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Alex revels in opening this episode with discussing the Amazon original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He and Andy dive into the amazing character relationships and casting for this weird period comedy-drama show (Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub get particular shout-outs along with star, Rachel Brosnahan), its su…
 
Love: Coheed and Cambria Andy starts our latest episode off with a discussion of his favorite contemporary music act, Coheed and Cambria. He and Alex dive into their history, their somewhat unique blending and bending of genres outside of the traditional prog metal with which their associated, and the very fact that they are something of a concept …
 
Love: Bass Guitar Alex opens this episode with a discussion of one his favorite musical instruments, the bass guitar. He talks its history, how essential it is to so many genres of music, and its ridiculously inaccurate reputation as basically a dumbed-down, easier version of the guitar. Andy and he talk about their favorite bassists and even find …
 
Love: Guillermo Del Toro Andy kicks off this episode with the first director to make an LHR appearance, the Mexican master of monsters, Guillermo del Toro. He discusses del Toro’s work including his early Spanish-language pieces (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth) to horror-fantasy blockbusters (Hellboy, Pacific Rim), to straight-up Oscar-winne…
 
After the tremendous experience of our Triple Love Special on Robin Williams (available here), Andy and Alex have decided ten episodes later to try it again with another tragically passed fixture of joy to the outcasts, the incomparable David Bowie. They ground everything in a lengthy, tangent-filled rundown of Bowie’s life and career, from his ear…
 
Love: G.O.A.T. Debates Alex opens this episode with a discussion on the concept and phenomenon of G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) debates. He lays out the term’s history in basketball and Hip-Hop culture, and then he and Andy turn it to everything from hockey to guitarists to hockey to weightlifting and boxing and rap and even hockey. They lay out …
 
Love: Mark Waid’s Daredevil Following brief addresses on both last month’s midterm elections and the passing of Stan Lee, Andy brings the podcast to possibly its most niche topic ever, writer Mark Waid’s three-year comics run on Daredevil. He and Alex summarize a little about the character and the particular arc, and focus in on what a story can do…
 
Love: Moral Orel Love Hate Relationship welcomes guest host, Mac and Cheese Connoisseur Moriah Boell (@moraiuhuh), who has brought the Love for us all today: the stop-motion religious satire, Moral Orel. She, along with Alex and Andy, dive into the various characters and all the ways in which they’re super broken as people, the dark and twisted plo…
 
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