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Join us weekly as Soaps In Depth editors Richard Simms and Charlie Mason talk all things soapy — what’s working, what isn’t, what’s next and “What the hell?!?”

Dec 30, 2019

As the one-year anniversary of the podcast rapidly approaches, Richard and Charlie look back on the past 12 months to discuss the soapy highs and lows. Which show made the biggest move? Which storyline payoff was a homerun? Which much-maligned character should have been given a bigger break? And which storyline did...


Dec 23, 2019

On this week’s episode, Richard and Charlie dared to say, “ask us anything… ” and listeners took them up on it! From cross-soap love stories to all-time favorite characters, the hosts (with an assist from producer Nick Perfetto) share a few secrets and a lot of laughs


Dec 16, 2019

There was a time when soaps routinely took on tough issues such as abortion or drug abuse, facing them in a head-on fashion. Today's soaps are more likely to ignore the former and play the latter as little more than a plot point. Is there value to be had in adding a dose of reality to daytime’s dramas, or should...


Dec 9, 2019

Now that November Sweeps has come to an end, Charlie and Richard look at what worked and what didn’t on the four soaps. From The Bold & The Beautiful’s Thomas tumbling into a vat of acid to Days Of Our Lives doing a time-jump, they’ll hit all the highs and lows. Did General Hospital get our hearts beating or...


Dec 2, 2019

The best thing about Thanksgiving, other than leftovers, is taking a moment to be grateful. So now that Turkey Day has come and gone, Richard and Charlie are moving into the appreciative phase. What are they grateful for, where the soaps are concerned, this year? For Charlie, it’s that two of his all-time favorite...