Burritos, Toxic Comic Book Fandom, Tony Chu

Love: Burritos For the first time ever, Alex and Andy are recording together, in the same room, facing each other! And how best to use this opportunity than for Alex to talk about his very favorite of all foods, burritos. He talks about his somewhat wistful, reverent relationship with the meal that essentially carried him …

Hunter S. Thompson, Traditions, Norm

Love: Hunter S. Thompson Following his take-down of a certain frustrating fantasy author last episode, Andy comes in this time with a hyper-real literary icon, the incomparable Hunter S. Thompson. He talks about Thompson’s background, his unflinching devotion to subjective journalism, and what his writing makes of the American Dream. Alex meanwhile interrogates the politics …

Bojack Horseman, George RR Martin, New York

Love: Bojack Horseman Only a little late following the premiere of the show’s fifth season, Alex talks up one of his very favorite TV shows out there, Bojack Horseman. Following a spoiler-ridden discussion of characters, comedy, animal puns, and darkness, he and Andy dive into the show’s depiction of Existential Nihilism, a little about the …

Happy Places, Tortured Artists, Gary Oak

Love: Happy Places Back to form this episode as Andy talks up the concept of one’s “Happy Place.” He discusses his love of the mountains (and beer) of Canada, the nostalgia that fuels his love of them, and Alex works very hard not to spend the entire segment making dirty jokes while dissecting this complex …

Triple Love Special: Robin Williams

In a departure from our usual format, Love Hate Relationship is proud to present our first ever Triple Love Special, all about the life, career, loss, and impact of the incomparable Robin Williams. In this episode, Alex and Andy along with our special guest host, Stephanie Renae Johnson (Poet, Editor of The Passed Note, a …

Rob Paulsen, Virtual Sport Sports, Bishop

Love: Rob Paulsen Alex reintroduces Andy to an array of their favorite cartoon characters and the man who voiced a truly ridiculous number of them, Rob Paulsen (@yakkopinky). They discuss his life, career, and projects before sashaying into a larger discussion of all the respect voice actors deserve, but don’t get from the industry. Clips …

Hockey, Nickelback Haters, Jim Halpert

Love: Hockey Andy’s stepping up to take everyone on a journey through his lifelong passion for hockey. We get a little history on the sport, a lot of history on Andy and the sport, and Alex only makes a handful of references to the Mighty Ducks movies. They also go way in-depth on the fighting. Like, …

Sondheim’s Assassins, YouTube Poop, Doogie Howser

Love: Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins Alex lets his Theatre Kid past come back to haunt all of you as he brings you a discussion of his favorite musical, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. Andy, also a fan, plays the perfect co-conspirator as they deep-dive this weird, surrealist exploration into the complicated stories and motivations of people who’ve tried to kill …

Sam Kinison, Diets, Android 18

Love: Sam Kinison Comedian. Former Preacher. Tragically passed and terribly missed. At least by Andy, who calls Kinison his favorite comedian of all time. We talk best bits, problematic parts that maybe don’t hold up so well these days, and Alex learns the really dark story of how the man actually died. Hate: Diets. Alex expounds …

LHR’s Full Launch Coming Soonish

We’re working on it! We’re working on it! Be patient and we promise, you’ll be the first to know once we start posting episodes. UPDATE: Mark your calendars (or more likely, type a reminder into your phone), kids, because we’re planning on going live June 19th! That’s assuming a whole bunch of stuff doesn’t catch …