Feels like promotion for guests who are influencers
I used to really like this show when it was first released. The stories that were told felt genuine and real. I’ve noticed lately that the majority of couples interviewed are influencers, potentially promoting their own book or Instagram account along with the interview. Where are the stories of mixed race couples, of trans activists, of people who don’t fit into the classic narrative of being white and attractive? A bit disappointed, maybe time to look for a different podcast.
Best episode so far!
Enjoy all the episodes each week but this one, this one—-mm mmm good!!! John & Giselle Fetterman— love them! Their love for the state makes me want to go back again. Their tolerance and big heart for the person that verbally attacked Giselle earlier this year while she was on a shopping trip is just —yum! I remember seeing that on the news and being shocked at how vehemently the person was yelling at Giselle... and to hear how they are truly wishing the person has moved forward is wonderful! I hope they get to open up the house pool again this year for kids all across PA. The world is definitely a better place bc of this couple. Thank you for having them on Jo!
It makes the hopeless romantic in me happy.
Celebrates Toxic Relationships
Has some great stories about couples going through tragedy together but also has numerous stories that celebrate toxic relationships.
Why are there so many annoying adds? I’m a skipper but there is a noticeable difference this season. Whyyyyy???!
Political jabs annoying
Some sweet stories but comments such as “Because we live in America and we have to think about this” regarding having to pay for cancer treatment, is ignorant, simplistic and devisive. The listener has no choice but to hear it and can’t respond with equally simplistic statement like”Because they had a seven day wedding for 500 instead of financially preparing for emergencies one of them had to keep working. “. Or “thank goodness we live in America and have such incredible medical treatments available.” Controversial Political sidebars detract from story.
Love this podcast!
Every episode is wonderful and intriguing. Thank you for bringing such interesting stories to us. I’m currently bingeing every episode but I don’t want it to end.
More mixed couples please!!
I would love to hear more stories about interracial couples, multicultural couples, and multilingual couples. You hear so many stories of failed mixed marriages and I’m jonesing for some beat-the-odds love stories of how couples from different countries, social classes, races, cultures, and religions have happy and fulfilling marriages!
I enjoy the content
Great host voice, great content! 👍🏽👍🏽 Two things I don’t like tho: way too many commercials that are very loud and the theme intro music is so depressing.
Thanks for such inspiring podcast!! I’ve cried and laughed during quarantine with your stories. October 14, it’s such awesome story. Thank you!!
The pick me up we all need
I love this podcast. It’s exactly what I was searching for. Beautiful stories of love and triumph told by couples. I also like Jo. She’s got this engaging voice and energy.
Jo has a wonerful way of presenting her subjects and their stories. She does so with delicacy, care, and respect. The diversity in the relationships provide a true glimpse into how beautiful humanity can truly be in this current crazy world where “humanity” is hanging by a thread. I would definitely give it a 5 if the ads weren’t so loud. Sometimes i fall asleep while listening only to be abruptly awakened by the high volume.
Download them all!
I love this podcast! It shows you that committed marriages that last really do exist, but they aren’t without obstacles. It’s great to know that all couples struggle but can choose to overcome their struggles and come out of them stronger together!
Love, love, love!
Thank you for giving different perspectives to relationships and how to make it “work”! I appreciate your work. Keep em coming!❤️
Love it !!
Great podcast ! So much raw real stories ❤️
I love this podcast it’s an insight in different relationships and their commitments. There’s hope to make it. I didn’t get the notifications for the new episodes!!!!! Now I have a whole season to binge 🙃
love jo’s voice and love these uplifting stories!
Used to like but disappointed by June 3 episode
I have enjoyed many episodes of this podcast. However, I am disappointed by the June 3 episode. This episode perpetuates the harmful idea that autistic children are burdens to their parents and that parenting autistic children is traumatizing. Abuse and death of autistic children is on the rise and this false, ableist narrative is to blame for this. Autism is not a problem that needs a cure. Neurodiversity is a beautiful part of life. I hope you will do some research into why this kind of message hurts the autistic and disability communities, and consider removing this episode.
I love this podcast. It’s very informative but not in a preachy way. I always look forward to it.
Love the podcast and style. It’s a great conversation touching on real lives, challenges and the hard work it takes. Do not think advertisements are being tailored properly for audience and VOLUME promoting other podcasts. Very disruptive
This is one of my favorite shows and I listen to a lot of podcasts. I love the concept of talking about commitment in this way - modern life is so focused on short term gains, instant gratification, etc - these stories are uplifting and true and make you believe in lasting love and in people in such a wonderful way. Thank you!!!
The host Jo Piazza is a great storyteller, and I’m sucked into each episode. I’m a huge fan of Committed. Especially stuck inside so much now during quarantine, I’ve really enjoyed listening to new and old episodes.
The relationship podcast we all need and LOVE!
This podcast is incredibly important. Marriage has evolved so much recently, and this podcast dives into it in a compassionate and real manner. It examines how many different types of marriages/relationships there are. You’ll laugh; You’ll cry; and you’ll look at where your own love stories fit into this new world. What Jo is doing is such a lovely, genuine, and raw thing for our society and how we look at different types of relationships. Plus, her voice is calming and lovely.
I’ve cried several times
I LOVE this podcast. I listen to new episodes on my commute and they always get to me. I like that it’s not just conversations about a man and woman surviving marriage. The podcast deals with heavy conversations and situations that are happening to many people in this time. It’s inclusive to all love and I think it’s worth a listen.
Such a treat
Love the stories, love the editing. Keeps my attention throughout. Love this podcast!
Has gone downhill
I liked the podcast in the beginning. But recent episodes have been less about being “committed”, and more about “how can I get what I want.” I’m not even going to listen the episode about a woman leaving her husband for her “true love.” That’s the opposite of committed. Unsubscribed.
Not what I hoped for
The first few episodes were genuinely the best, I loved the direction it was going. Now it focuses on the tragedy (sometimes even just on the wedding day) and not the lasting commitment between the two people itself. Was hoping it would stay focused on the richness of marriage through and after tough times, instead it just focuses on tough times. Should be called “tragedies married couples have went through.” Wish the stories were told in a more inspirational way, with lessons for married people and those wanting to be married. Unsubscribing :/
I 10000% recommend this! The best podcast i heard so far! This made me wanna find true love and appreciate all my relationships in general! Love it! Jo is the best, very well written All my friends are liking it too! Keep the great work Jo!
Why aren’t they grateful?
I’m saddened that there was no joy in their voices over the gift of their son. May people try and fail at IVF. Tragic.
Love the podcast, but really hate the WW ads
I love hearing every love story, and Jo is a great host. But the WW ads seem very much off brand and not appropriate for the audience
I am committed to Committed. Your stories are moving and to think the scenarios happen to people, families. You capture the essence of the emotions.
Used to really like
Really enjoyed this podcast at first but over time the host’s style has really grated on my nerves. It’s so dramatic and doesn’t always feel genuine. I appreciate the variety of the guests though and there have been some truly amazing episodes that have made me recommend this podcast to others. It’s time to unsubscribe for now though, I’ve got to have a break from the cliches and what feels like non stop ads.
Love some, dislike some, skip some
Some of the couples have very interesting stories, others are a bore. For that I would have given Committed four stars. I took off another star because of the host’s melodramatic presentation - she talks so whispery and slowly, with such ridiculously long pauses, that if the guests talk somewhat slowly, too, I will listen to the podcast at 1.5 speed - and because of the sappy music that goes on far too long at the beginning and again a minute or two before the end, which has the added irritation of making it hard to hear the guests’ final comments over the dramatically swelling music.
Needs a revised approach
The host (and music) feels over-dramatic. Some of the stories are very compelling, but I’m unsubscribing. Also, there is an outrageous amount of advertising: before the show even begins, then again after only 6 minutes, and again and again —even worse than regular broadcast tv —and extremely distracting.
Occasionally interesting stories, truly terrible interviewing and narration
I love a human interest story and there have been some really great ones, but the way the host speaks is so contrived, like she’s copying a style and trying to be funny and it really falls flat, full of cliches. I bet she would be great if she could tap into anything authentic. The production value seems pretty low too. Often it seems like the questions have been recorded and are just cut in, in between what the guests reply. A real conversation would be great, I’m sure! And if that’s not possible, don’t pretend! Finally, as others have mentioned, the dramatic pauses and the ads with the “am I right ladies?!?!” tropes are just too cringey.
Something for everyone.
I have been listening to Committed for a while now but this recent episode, Just the Three of Us hit home for me and my personal life. Jo is always compassionate, honest and curious about her guests and this leads this really beautiful storytelling and understanding. I’m grateful that this show covers not only “normal” cis-heterosexual centered stories but works to include different perspectives. Thank you to the makers of this show.
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Love this podcast !
I stumbled upon this podcast and love it ! Keep bringing the sweet stories !❤️
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
I find these stories fascinating and endearing! There are parts I feel in my soul and some that make me downright cry! I’m not even sure how I heard about this podcast but I’ve binged and rebinged and forced my boyfriend through to the point it’s our road trip soundtrack! Also we LOVE the warm beer ads for some reason.
Open Minded But
I’m sorry but this interview of the married couple Jackie and Paul having her - Jackie’s new lesbian lover move in and then Paul marries them and its SO happy. Give me a break- there is no way all three sexual adults are okay with this situation-especially Paul who is not part of the intimacy now. Just be real- please
Episode 1 was incredible. This podcast has real potential. I found the guests and their personal experiences compelling. Yet the host falls short. The show falters in its message. I yearned for real substance in the show’s depiction of “true love” and commitment. But alas, by episode 3 the saccharin fairy tale rendition won out over authenticity. I couldn’t care less about your guest’s weddings, by the way. They mean virtually nothing in the framework of a committed relationship and take away from the actual substance in your guest’s stories. The whole “times were hard, but in the end love made everything rosy” is an irritating trope. I’m referring to “The Man Under The Bush”. When you glossed over the actual story of this couple. The part of their story that may have highlighted their mistakes, and the painful outcome. That was what held actual interest and meaning. So when you glossed over that, well that’s when you lost me. Also, “mom-ing” and “wife-ing” are not words, and do not make you more relatable to women.
Love listening to these stories
Good, but holy ads!
I really love the couples in the show. The host is also very good. My only complaint is the amount of ads. I get ads are really needed. But do you really need 3 in a 35 minute show.
An explanation for the child pornography issue
I kind of enjoyed this program until the child pornography apologist episode in May 2019. My daughter has been a victim of a sexually addicted person (which I think is Maddie Cormans claim about her husband) and the horrible sequelae of emotions and events from the damage he inflicted continues. If Jo did a small bit of research she would realize how many wives of such predators are co-dependent and try to protect/fix their husbands. Jo gushed over this story without any caveats. Also no one pointed out that Maddie Corman was essentially doing publicity to sell her one woman show . Now the episode has disappeared from the archives without an explanation. I don’t think you can have it both ways. It’s icky. Imagine if your child was featured in the pornography he both uploaded and downloaded. This would make you vomit.
It’s okay. The host doesn’t feel natural, she has odd emphasis, and the stories don’t seem to flow super well. They’re interesting stories, for sure, but the host is too awkward for me.
Can you do an update on the couple you interviewed. Suddenly Samantha. They have split.
Absolutely loving this podcast I’ve been with my boyfriend for 5 years and we’re not married yet but I hear a little bit of us in every couple I feel blessed because I feel I’ve found my person but yeah these stories are beautiful and jo is incredible interviewer I feel so moved each episode
I absolutely LOVE this podcast! I literally binged it for about a week & it’s just what I need! Listening to married couples talk about their love stories on how they met & to hear the struggles they overcame to stay married is very intriguing! Please keep the stories coming - Looking forward to hearing more!!!
Great, but not for the sensitive
Those who are sensitive or prone to being insulted will not like this podcast due to some of the subject matters. That being said, I really enjoy this podcast and appreciate that Jo covers all aspects of relationships, no matter how sweet or controversial they are. I think that’s what makes this podcast great - there is a lot of insight into others’ lives and those things can be raw, messy, dark. And I applaud those who are willing to share their lives with us and Jo for helping tell their story.