Thursday, January 1, 2009

About We Love Soaps

We Love Soaps is a website and podcast dedicated to the world of soap operas. From daytime drama, to primetime suds to indie soaps, We Love Soaps covers them all. Feauturing all the latest storyline and behind the scenes news, interviews, photos and more, We Love Soaps looks at the social relevance of soap stories, where they stand in a historical context with a focus on promoting and preserving the genre. Fan interest in continuing stories will never die and examing what these storyline means in the context of society is often a WLS theme.

We Love Soaps was founded by Roger Newcomb in 2007. Michael Goldberg and Damon L. Jacobs joined the team in 2009 and "We Love Soaps Radio," a new and innovative podcast was launched in July 2009.

To schedule interviews or to send press releases or photos, please contact us via the emails below or by phone at (877) 302-6854.

Roger Newcomb ([email protected]) started We Love Soaps in 2007 as an alternative to the soap opera print press for the latest industry news.

Newcomb, via his company Loger, Inc., has written and produced a number of shows including the radio soap operas SCRIPTS & SCRUPLES and ROCKLAND COUNTY. He also co-wrote and was the executive producer on the film Manhattanites which will be released on DVD on May 6, 2009.

Newcomb, a lifelong soap fan, grew up in small Tennessee town, moved to California at age 25 and made his way to New York City in 2002. Always multi-tasking, Newcomb's schedule includes creative ventures like We Love Soaps and Manhattanites as well as project management and consulting gigs on the side.

Here's a sample of Newcomb in the press:
Robert Reid Live
Associated Press
NPR's The Bryant Park Project
The Agenda with Joe Solmonese on XM RAdio
USA Today
Soap Opera Digest
San Diego Union-Tribune
Rockland Journal News
Epiguide Magazine
Thought Box Monthly


Damon L. Jacobs ([email protected]) is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in New York and California. His work in group settings has allowed him to develop comprehensive and effective tools for reducing stress and depression while increasing peace and happiness. His ideas uniquely combine his passion for psychological principles, progressive social theories, spiritual perspectives, and media critiques. His writing brings these elements together in fresh ways in order to challenge and eliminate harmful "shoulds."

Jacobs started working in the mental health field in 1997. He quickly found that the traditional models of psychotherapy failed to meet the complex needs of a diverse society. He realized that culture and political rights were significant factors in one's values and thought patterns, and sought to understand how these factors could be utilized to promote wellness. Inspired by the works of Albert Ellis, Marianne Williamson, Byron Katie, and Margaret Cho, he developed ideas of how challenging assumed "shoulds" could assist in promoting mental and spiritual health. After years of applying these ideas to himself and to his clientele, he decided to write Absolutely Should-less to benefit others.

Born and raised in Culver City, California, Jacobs received his B.A in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his M.A. in Psychology from New College of California, San Francisco. He moved to New York City in 2005, and lives in Brooklyn. Prior to joining We Love soaps, he regularly contributed thoughtful commentaries as "The Soap Shrink" on the popular website He currently works as a therapist in a substance abuse clinic in East Harlem.

Here's a sample of Jacobs in the press:
Brandon's Buzz
Up Close and Personal with Bonnie D. Graham - AM1240-WGBB, Long Island.
Perspectives with Barry Shainbaum - 94.3 FM, Woodstock, NY
Feast of Fools

Soap Shrink

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