The Happiest Pod on Earth

Hosted ByLara Taylor & Josué Cardona

All Episodes

Leaning Into Loki’s Journey

#14: With Special Guest Rachel Wethers, MSW, Happiest Pod dives into both the character and show Loki on Disney+. Stef, Ariel, and Rachel talk about themes of trauma, adoption, lying, acceptance, and belonging.

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Back To The Parks I Go

#12: Ariel shares with Stef what it was like to go back to Disneyland after a pandemic kept her away for 532 days. From experiencing nostalgia, awe at the Avengers Campus, and learning the tips of her new “legendary” pass. Questions? Comments?

Career Buffet

#13: One Day At Disney is a Disney Shorts series that features individuals and the various jobs and careers they have with Disney Corporation. Stef and Ariel highlight these stories, and their own, with the belief that diversity in skills and networkin…

Disney-Fying Self-Care

#11: Happiest Pod dives in on self-care and the different ways we use Disney mediums to incorporate it into our everyday lives. We define self-care and give examples for children, adults, and families. Media / Characters Mentioned Zenimation 101 Dalmat…

Swimming in the Sauce

#10: Lara and Josué are happy to introduce the show’s new hosts Ariel Landrum and Stephanie Bautista! The four of us discuss Cruella, Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. Media / Characters Mentioned Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmatians …


#9: The live-action Mulan is finally here! We react to the new film and discuss all the themes and ideas that make Disney’s Mulan so special. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. — Check out the GT Network: network.geektherapy.

Disney’s Star Wars

#8: On the eve of The Rise of Skywalker, we look at how Star Wars is doing as a Disney property and why we use Star Wars so much in our work. Rise of Skywalker reactions on GT Radio – Questions? Comments?

Frozen 2

#7: In typical Geek Therapy fashion, we react to Frozen 2, and look at its relatable themes and how it addresses difficult emotions. Spoiler alert for all the Frozens! And when in doubt, do the next right thing! Questions? Comments?

Disney+ Is Here! (But Not For Everyone)

#6: Disney+ is finally here! But this episode is actually about the psychological pain and negative effects of exclusion. According to researchers, the social pain of exclusion and ostracism can hurt just as much or more than physical injuries.