I love LOVE so this is just my type of show ❤️
Loved listening, until recently...
I enjoyed this podcast until the episode aired about the wife of the man guilty of child pornography. This episode was a huge mistake to include. Giving a platform to someone like that normalizes this behavior. While I understand the hardships the family of the man went through, it really seemed inappropriate (to say the least) to include. This interview struck me as tone deaf to how sensitive this issue was and I stopped listening afterwards because I was so disgusted.
Your voice is smooth, such a beautiful thing to hear while I am dealing with a crazy day at the office. Love the stories. Keep em coming!
I love this podcast! I have listened to every episode and need more!!!
I can no longer support this podcast.
My wife and I really loved this show. As a queer couple, it was really fulfilling to hear about couples whose stories don’t get to be told. However, interviewing an ICE agent and his wife and talking about their “hardships” is not appropriate. He is a willing participant in violence and oppression. And no, interviewing a disabled woman whose fiancé got detained the following episode does not fix it.
poor interview skills
The subjects of the episodes are compelling, but the podcast does not probe enough to properly illuminate the topic. So we end up being left with very shallow stories.
Take Episode 3: I Want to Matter to Someone, whatever happened with her family? Does she still keep in contact with them? How did her husband take the news? Do they have a role in their grandchildren's lives?
This is one of the very few podcast that I actually enjoy every single episode!! It isn’t hit or miss.
I honestly don’t know why this has 4.5 star rating because it’s 5 star podcast. Even the stories that start out not being my cup of tea end up being my cup of tea because they’re all uniquely beautiful. Thank you Jo!
Rating due to Narration and Two Episodes
Personally, I enjoy the stories a lot!! Oftentimes I’m fighting through annoyance with how Jo narrates. So many awkward pauses, which I think are for dramatic effect? Additionally her delivery is so, so weird. I think the most cringey was when she made a rewind noise and then literally stopped and said, “that’s me pretending to rewind”. I wish she would work on her speaking skills.. Can’t enjoy this podcast for now, especially after a disgusting and poorly timed episode on Child porn after a sexually assaulted episode had just aired?? Who thought that was ok? And the border patrol episode is just shameful considering what we have going on right now.
Deeply and inexpiably compromised
Just want to make everyone aware before they waste any time with this podcast that there is a truly vile episode about "learning how to forgive" a man arrested for downloading and sharing child pornography. As callous and unbelievably evil as it sounds, this is an actual quote: "This will be the best thing that's ever happened to your family".
The episode that aired with only a gap of one episode from this one was about a survivor, who suffered sexual and physical abuse throughout her entire childhood. Like...are you f*cking kidding me jo? It's truly astonishing, the disconnect, and lack of any consideration or empathy. I would be so furious if I was one of the other couples who'd been featured on the show.
nickname hella x
This show is amazing. It showcases the best of us. . . in all the possibly beautiful configurations. Thank you Jo.
I love the variety in the stories and how so many different types of love stories are included. I am thankful for all the beautiful stories people have shared. This podcast is a great reminder that love is complicated but can be so worth it.
Started scraping the bottom of the barrel
Just Call Me Teach
At first the series was inspiring. I love a good meet cute and how couples persevere. I could even ignore Jo’s odd delivery style. (“You know what I mean, ladies!”) but hold up! Are we romanticizing criminals now? I’m unsubscribing and using my time to eat three meals of cheese and dry shampoo my hair so I can get through the vitamin isle without having a breakdown.
Bad choices in guest and content
Two weeks ago I would have considered this one of my favorite podcasts. Until I had to turn off an episode out of disgust. A border patrol agent and wife were featured on an episode in order they may be humanized and separated from the politics of the profession. What I did hear of the episode, they were eager for pity for the hate they get and to elevate the border patrol agent as a selfless hero. When the first part of his perspective was to dismiss media coverage of police indiscriminately murdering black people and children being taken from their families and dying in concentration camps run by his employer - it was shocking no one listened back to the tape and made the decision not to air it. Whatever heroism and selflessness exists in this person (their next step after implying the media pushes a narrative that they shouldn’t - these stories absolutely should be getting media coverage) you felt you needed to profile IS lost when kids are dying in concentration camps at the hands of your employer, a job you chose. Sorry you don’t also get to be the good guy. And this show doesn’t get to get away with using their platform for the propoganda that’s currently cycling the media about these atrocities. Disgusting!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Committed
Jo I love your stories and they make me feel so many things. Podcast listeners, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Committed, just be prepared to cry
Some of the greatest love stories I have heard. So great. A couple of days ago I downloaded everything available and have been binge listening! They are great! Now I am sad though that I have listened to all available! I need more inspiring stories in this world of disappointing people!
Hit or miss is a good way to describe this. Some stories are really great and valuable, others are self-indulgent. I also have to really make an effort to get past Jo as I find her to be contrived.
Such a horrible episode
I did enjoy this podcast until I listened to No More Secrets. What the hell are you thinking putting this out in the world?
It’s not pornography! It’s child abuse! Stop using that term. There is no cure for these predators!
I’m so disappointed that you would give this sick women a platform to say what she said. Because not once did she ever say anything (that I heard) about the children that her husband had abused. Bc watching that abuse is participating in their abuse.
I’m so angry for the victims! This should be taken down.
Beautiful. Poignant. Entertaining.
I love this podcast! Whether the experiences are relatable or not, I end up taking something away from every story. The podcast is thoughtfully told, and Jo’s writing and cadence are perfect fit for podcasting. ❤️❤️❤️
Love this podcast!
I really enjoy hearing all the different stories from real people on this podcast. Stories that are not mainstream and need to be told. Thank you Jo for letting people tell their love stories!
I was going to listen but realized that the most recent episode is about repairing a marriage after husband was caught with child porn. I refuse to listen to a show that tries to normalize pedophilia.
Can’t Stop Listening
The stories are wonderful and the truly remarkable thing about this podcast is how those stories are told. Jo handles intimate, touching, funny, hard and ultimately human stories with so much grace. Allowing for so much dignity and empathy in each one.
She has a really unique way of telling a story that even the commercials feel like she talking directly to you in a conversational way.
I’m completely obsessed.
The stories have opened up some really good conversations with my spouse and me. So thank you! Please upload more, stat!
A commitment isn’t stagnant
I love the way the recent episode focused on the couples’ love and commitment to each other and how that’s often very complicated as it must be reinterpreted as the individuals and relationship evolves; instead of focusing on and sensationalizing the crimes that her husband committed.
Touching, Heartfelt, and Redemptive
So glad I subscribed.
In defense of the recent episode "No More Secrets," I would say that it does not condone or excuse abuse of children in any way. To believe that a person can change and transform and that their loved ones can eventually forgive them and choose to live with them does not negate the severity of their actions. To eternally shun viewers of CP from society, hate them and call then monsters forever does not solve any problems, it only pushes them away. Love is the answer.
What the hell.....
I LOVED this podcast....then the last episode came out. I’m sorry, but did you seriously just make an episode about repairing a marriage after the husband was caught with child pornography? Look, I get that this is about all the unexpected things that come with a lifetime commitment to another individual. And sometimes, people you never thought would be criminals, turn out to be criminals. I understand the wife was a victim of his lies and has a right to tell her story as a secondary victim, but this episode felt like a platform for promoting forgiveness over CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE. It would be one thing if it was the story about how she picked up the pieces and moved on. But it was the story of how she put her marriage back together. She has the right to make that choice, but shame on this podcast for indulging that narrative. There are so many other things to talk about. I’m not sure if I want to keep listening.
One of my new favorites!
Decided to take a break from 24/7 true crime podcasts lol and try this! I’m so so glad I did. I find the guests so fascinating.
I did take issue with the child pornography story and struggled to relate to that one or feel for the wife/couple. But that episode aside, I’ve loved every story and episode!
At one time I liked this podcast. The most recent story about a ‘love story’ with a child predator? No. Some things ARE and should be unforgivable. Child rape or supporting child rape through downloading kiddie porn is one of them. It’s disgusting to think some woman is this desperate to ‘find forgiveness’. Makes me want to vomit. I’m done with this podcast. Deleting now and I hope others do the same.
I was really into this podcast for a long time and listened religiously. There were some issues but i overlooked them because I thought it was a fascinating take at love. Imagine my surprise when the most recent episode featured the love story of a serial child predator and his wife. I cannot believe this show would indulge the narrative that abusers have to go on to abuse, or that child abuse is somehow forgivable. It’s not. What this man did to those children, by supporting child pornography, will reverberate in their lives and their families lives forever. Unforgivable action and in my opinion unforgivable of the podcast to tell his story as if it’s just another love story with bumps in the road. You’re only on season two and you’re already so desperate for stories that you sink to this? Needless to say I won’t be listening anymore, and I hope others think twice.
Seriously the best, most heartfelt show!
I get so excited when I see a new episode in my feed! This show is heartfelt, honest, and I love how it explores traditional and non-traditional relationships. So well done. Thank you!
One of my favorite podcasts!
I love learning about other people’s love stories. This podcast is the first thing I turn on when I get into the car, it’s addicting. p.s. Jo has such a wonderful voice - so soothing
Love the show, can’t stand Jo
I love the show, but I really can’t stand Jo. Since the new season started, she’s offered less useless comments (like just repeating what the subjects have already clearly stated), but her commercials... my God. She’s trying to sound relatable, but she sounds like she doesn’t have her life together. It’s not cute or funny that you eat three meals per day that comprise cheese. It’s not even relatable. And the gym ad? It’s just awful. She just sounds lazy and that she can’t handle her life, and it makes me feel disconnected from the show. I mean honestly... it’s a vitamin aisle. Come on.
And seriously... what’s with all the sex episodes? I am not interested in hearing about pornographers and prostitutes. It’s not heartwarming. I get that she’s trying to be inclusive, but the average person isn’t moved by stories that involve sex workers. I wish she’d go back to the episodes that involve hardship and stop with the garbage. I’m unsubscribing and will maybe check back on the podcast in a year.
This podcast is amazing! I love love stories and committed has so many wonderful love stories. I highly recommend this podcast!
Love hearing love stories! Beautifully done podcast!
Different relationships from all kinds of perspectives and people. Love the host, her voice and how she interviews the couples. This show gives me the feels and I’m looking forward to more episodes!
I discovered this podcast by listening to Stuff You Should Know and hearing an ad for it. Best thing I’ve found so far podcast wise. I blew through all the episodes so quickly while driving and working out. Wish there were more right now!
So many emotions!
These stories make me cry, laugh, be more understanding, wanna kiss my fiancé, question things in all the good ways! Thank you for sharing them!
Love love listening to your podcast!! The stories are just so heart warming.
Literally committed to this podcast
I am newly married and my friend mentioned that this podcast was a great listen! I could not agree more! It’s incredible to hear the stories of couples who are married through all kind of circumstances. It’s inspirational and interesting in SO MANY ways. I only wish I could have more episodes!! Thank you to Jo and her team for all the hard work it takes to make this incredible podcast possible!
Two for One
Love Committed. Every story brings me back to sitting on my living room couch in the nineties watching Nora Ephron movies while they shaped my adult relationship expectations. Not only does it remind me what’s most important in life (I.e. relationships and what brings you joy), but Jo Piazza’s voice magically lulls my infant to sleep every time we put her on in the car. Thank you, Jo!
My Favorite Podcast
One of the best story-telling podcasts out there. Breaks my heart and makes me laugh every time.
I don’t know WHO does the fact checking for this show, but the stories are fake and made up. It’s hard to listen to when you know your being lied to. 2 fact checked, Real, thumbs down!
Sweet love stories
This podcast is simply told love stories and all of the twists and turns that can happen. It is well produced and there is lots of empathy.
Hit or miss
I’ve been moved by one or two stories. Otherwise I feel like I’m wasting my podcast time. The narrator/podcast host is annoying...she is constantly “mmmhmm”-ing while people are telling their stories, as if she’s a counselor or something.
The stories that you hear will help you to appreciate the love that surrounds you.
The commercials I’ve heard led me to believe that this was “better than therapy” of which I probably need in my current relationship. So I started listening. By the 2nd episode, I realized this is just stories of couples who perfectly get along and don’t have any real problems to speak of. These are just stores about how people met. I don’t see how this is better than therapy. I thought I would be listening to couples discussing their problems. BORING. I listened to about 5 more episodes and decided I couldn’t stand hearing any more.
Not inspired but repulsed by this collection of cringeworthy, self indulgent tripe. Skip!
Makes you rethink Love!
Every single episode has changed my relationship views and goals. With each episode I find myself seeing how I could love deeper and be more committed to my husband. Lots of Tear jerkers and heart string pullers!
A podcast everyone should listen to, where ever in life they are
Committed has become a fast favorite in the podcast realm. Each episode allows for love, a little heartache, hope, knowledge, and acceptance. I’ve listen to 4 episodes now and I will be diving into the older episodes, as well as listening weekly. Well done.
Deep emotional interviews
These guys are champions
Could not even listen to one full episode. Too.. Many... Dramatic... Pauses. Also the style is very strange, it’s basically the people talking about there own relationship with edited narrative by the host.