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Two single moms in their early 40s, sorting through their baggage in pursuit of their own personal growth and your entertainment. (Music by Bryan M. Steele)
4 days ago
42 - American History
Megan and Michelle want each and every one of you to know about Black History Month, trailblazers, barnstorming, Buffalo Soliders, persistence, and calling your own shots.
Feb 15, 2021
41 - Don't Flash Your Lights
Megan and Michelle break down urban legends, cryptids, Snopes, chain letters, trick or treating, Creepypasta, cautionary tales, and mindful drinking.
Feb 8, 2021
40 - That Magic Moment
Megan and Michelle ponder the wedding industry, proposals, mini-moons, engagement rings, Oculus dancing, divorce parties, and what that piece of paper really means.
Feb 1, 2021
39 - Any Opportunity For Introspection
Megan, Michelle, and Alisha lighten the mood with astrology, high fives, fire & water, penis pillows, magic 8 balls, no-parking signs, and the devil’s work.
Jan 25, 2021
38 - He's Playing You
Megan and Michelle’s minds are blown in this crossover episode with Amber and Athena, the hosts of @ExWivesUndercover. Get ready for future faking, manipulation, confirmation bias, fixers, the Dirty John Directory, broken birds, and so much more! (**Trigger Warning - domestic violence, mention of suicide**)
1 hr 17 min
Jan 18, 2021
37 - Understanding the Monster
Megan and Michelle dive into the psychology of true crime obsession, good & evil, exposure therapy, documentaries, podcast recommendations, and solving puzzles. Resources: The Psychology of Why We Love True Crime This Is Your Brain On True Crime Stories Why are we so fascinated by true crime? What One Researcher Discovered About America's True Crime Obsession 12 Reasons We Love True Crime, According to the Experts Experts explain our 'morbid fascination' with true crime and serial killers The 10 True-Crime Podcasts That Changed Everything
Jan 11, 2021
36 - Insecurity Personified
Kicking off Dry January, Megan and Michelle take on a listener request and talk about narcissism, Genghis Kahn, the rubber band theory, gym selfies, charisma, tantrums, and psychological cage fights. Resources: Video - The Psychology of Narcissism Video - These Are the Signs You're Dating a Narcissist Take the test - Narcissistic Personality Inventory Article - Narcissism and Natural Selection Article - Do Narcissists Make Good Leaders? Article - Tapping the Surprising Science of Humble Narcissism
Dec 28, 2020
35 - Kings and Kinks
Megan and Michelle welcome Bryan and Alixcia back to share stories of BDSM, fetishes, dominatrix friends, Birkenstocks, LA fun, and Vajankles.
Dec 21, 2020
34 - Sacrifices to Janus
Megan and Michelle discuss New Year's resolutions, peanut butter M&Ms, health and wellness, Babylonia, habits, and deck pics.
Dec 14, 2020
33 - Multiply That By Two
Megan, Michelle, and special guest Sarah get real about alcohol use disorder, dry January, wine mom culture, addiction, and radical transparency. (**Trigger Warning - alcoholism and addiction**) *GET HELP:* *Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration* *Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help* Resources: What Are the 11 Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder? The Difference Between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous Does Alcohol Really Help You Relax? Radical Transparency is the New Anonymous in Addiction Help The Reason Why Women Are Drinking More Than They Ever Have Why alcohol affects women more than men
1 hr 20 min
Dec 7, 2020
32 - Maybe It's Just a Codpiece
Megan and Michelle get nostalgic, sing off-key, and offer many movie suggestions for winter hibernation. Grab your cat and a glass of wine and get ready to turtle. (No spoilers!)
1 hr 2 min
Nov 30, 2020
31 - It’s Hard To Be A Human Being
Megan and Michelle interview mental health practitioner, Danielle, about stigmas, anxiety, trauma, the lizard brain, misguided self care, othering, filling your bucket, and girthy books. (**Trigger warning: mental illness, depression, suicide**) IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP: Mental Health Resources (online and phone) - Healthline Help for Mental Illnesses - NIMH Mental Health Resources for People of Color - The Mighty Research and Resources: Mental Health By the Numbers - NAMI The State of Mental Health in America - MHA Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic - CDC Watch Your Words: Why Mental Health Awareness Should Be Year Round - ADAA History of Mental Health Treatment - DualDiagnosis.org The Tragedy of Mental Illness Stigma - Psychology Today Mental Health Stigma - Psychology Today The Best Movies About Mental Health - NAMI Good Portrayals of Mental Illness in TV Shows - The Mighty Children's Mental Health - APA Early Childhood Me…
1 hr 16 min
Nov 23, 2020
30 - Fuck you Charlie, and Your Spoiled Milk, Too
Megan and Michelle get worldly and dive into destructive cults, religion, lovebombing, indoctrination, drinking the Kool-Aid, MLMs, deprogramming, and booking the presidential suite. (**Trigger warning: cults, brainwashing, murder, suicide**) Research: How Cults Work 10 Infamous Cults The Cult of Trump What To Know About the Psychology of Cults Things to Watch: Ricky Gervais debates religion with Stephen Colbert Cults, Explained (Netflix) If You Need Help: reFOCUS Support Group Locations Post-Cult Trauma Cult Information Service
Nov 16, 2020
29 - Visualize Imperfection
Megan and Michelle create vision boards and talk about setting intentions, frequency illusion, sports psychology, finding authenticity, little moments, small changes, bacon, and using your voice.
Nov 9, 2020
28 - Efficient Ink
Megan and Michelle make a second attempt at appreciating the art of tattoos, remembering to breathe, ordering fuck flakes, ingesting edibles, cheering for Biden/Harris, and focusing on time and direction.
Nov 2, 2020
27 - We’re All Allowed To Be Grownups
Megan, Michelle, and two special guests explore sex clubs, consent, swinging, nudist potlucks, exhibitionism, gang bangs, safe words, shedding shame, flogging, and accidental anal. (NSFW) Resources: https://matadornetwork.com/read/best-sex-clubs-around-world/ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a32760449/what-is-exhibitionism/ https://lifehacker.com/what-to-expect-your-first-time-at-a-sex-club-1826305677 https://betches.com/what-going-to-a-sex-club-is-actually-like/ https://www.popsugar.com/love/Sex-Club-Etiquette-36105846 https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/10-lies-about-swingers-and-swingers-clubs https://www.vice.com/en/article/gqk5pb/what-i-learned-from-three-months-as-a-sex-club-tour-guide
1 hr 11 min
Oct 26, 2020
26 - It's Not About You
Megan and Michelle get real about unexpected texts, taking things personally, being the villain, The Four Agreements, overreactions, and the common good. Resources: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/would_more_social_justice_make_you_happier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_good https://psychcentral.com/blog/the-second-agreement-dont-take-anything-personally/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-flux/201408/how-stop-taking-things-personally https://ideas.ted.com/do-you-take-things-personally-and-who-doesnt-heres-how-to-stop/
Oct 19, 2020
25 - Trust What's Inside You
Megan, Michelle, and special guest, Cherish, discuss the sexuality spectrum, Gold Star lesbians, finding joy, scissoring, living a life unexpected, strap-ons, being your authentic self, and loving the wine not the label. Get Help: The Trevor Project Suicide Prevention Lifeline Episode Research: https://www.usd.edu/diversity-and-inclusiveness/office-for-diversity/safe-zone-training/spectrum-model https://www.healthline.com/health/different-types-of-sexuality https://kinseyinstitute.org/research/publications/kinsey-scale.php https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/sexual-orientation.html https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-sexuality-and-romance/201606/spectrum-sexuality-and-romance
1 hr 13 min
Oct 12, 2020
24 - If You Won't Go Down, We Won't Go Out
Megan, Michelle, and Alisha reflect on WAP, oral sex, PDA, sexual expectations, cuddling, societal norms, and talking dirty.
Oct 5, 2020
23 - Your Cat Needs a Bath
Megan and Michelle interview LA Pawz founders, Alixcia and Bryan, about neuticles, bathing cats, pet therapists, catios, instagram parties, bedazzled buttholes, and more.
1 hr 14 min
Sep 28, 2020
22 - F**king F**k
Megan and Michelle dive deep into profanity, broken toes, censorship, old timey swears, the poverty of vocabulary, and kids who cuss. Episode Research: https://www.npr.org/2012/07/24/156623763/swearing-a-long-and-history https://qz.com/881289/a-new-study-linking-profanity-to-honesty-shows-people-who-curse-are-more-authentic/ https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/why-swearing-makes-you-stronger https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/worried-about-your-foul-mouth-swearing-could-actually-be-good-for-you
Sep 21, 2020
21 - It’s Complicated
With smoky voices, Megan and Michelle break down the relationship continuum (from one night stands to marriage), test drives, thruples, married sex, infidelity, midnight cereal, prenups, and an accidental fan.
Sep 14, 2020
20 - If Titties Could Talk
Megan and Michelle are “mesmerized” by nipple orgasms, breast health, the rear office, gummy bears, wasted lingerie, and flashing in the name of science. P.S. PLEASE get a mammogram!
Sep 7, 2020
19 - Sleep With One Eye Open
Megan and Michelle dissect sleep patterns, dreams, morning wood, twin brothers, closet portals, Thomas Edison, alien abductions, and flaccid giraffes. Episode Research: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/health/a11043/8-common-dreams-and-what-they-mean/ https://time.com/5876614/circadian-rhythm-study/ https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/08/science-of-sleep/ https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/insomnia
Aug 31, 2020
18 - The Aftermath
Megan and Michelle get raw about grief, new normals, the year of firsts, laughing through pain, and the ultimate Irish Goodbye. Episode Research: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_stages_of_grief https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/supersurvivors/201707/why-the-five-stages-grief-are-wrong https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/ways-to-support-someone-who-is-grieving https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/grief
Aug 24, 2020
17 - Respectfully...
Megan and Michelle throw out the agenda and get salty about shady strangers, real estate photography, Casper the cowardly ghost, pineapple on pizza, lying on cars, Marco Polo splits, and above all… respect for women.
Aug 18, 2020
16 - The Person On The Right Goes
Megan and Michelle contemplate passive aggressiveness, directness, Hard Ds, acquiring kittens, hosting anxiety, interesting shoes, the slow fade, and rearranging the dishwasher.
Aug 10, 2020
15 - Let's Try That Again
Megan, Michelle, and special guest, Justine, explore second marriages, Christmas on couches, preemptive wedding dresses, movie-esque proposals, and Lego families. Episode Research: https://www.gottman.com/blog/10-rules-successful-second-marriage/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healthy-connections/201204/remarried-children https://www.scarymommy.com/pros-cons-second-marriages-blended-families/ https://www.apa.org/topics/stepfamily
1 hr 2 min
Aug 3, 2020
14 - The Nerds Behind the Love
Megan and Michelle discuss book smarts versus street smarts, define sapiosexuality, perform a table read, pitch for a prosecco sponsor (we see you It’s A Headsnapper), and brainstorm a new dating app. Episode Research: https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/are-you-more-book-smart-or-street-smart https://www.lifehack.org/641461/book-street-smart-is-the-new-sexy https://iancommunity.org/ssc/measuring-iq-autism https://michaelherrerausa.com/book-smart-vs-street-smart/ https://medium.com/better-marketing/here-is-why-you-need-to-be-street-smart-not-book-smart-bdcd605d5220
Jul 26, 2020
13 - All the Fun You Think They Had
Megan and Michelle contemplate FOMO, the Paradox of Choice, ice packs in our bras, cherry picking, keeping up with the Joneses, and Bumble catalogs. (Podchaser - sByJFYoykmJKvNlHQjFS)
Jul 19, 2020
12 - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Megan and Michelle get real about awkward dates, thick skin, DUI tests, bite marks, speed dating, and FFS, letting your friends know you made it home safely.
Jul 14, 2020
11 - I Say Driven, You Say Pushy
Megan, Michelle, and special guest(s), Jason (and uninvited sirens), bounce around the topics of gender roles, bro-culture, donkey sanctuaries, flirting, and Fun Andy. Episode Research: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/gender-roles-male-female-who-messages-first-dating-apps-study-bumble-tinder-eharmony-oxford-a8557646.html https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-love/201804/how-gender-role-stereotypes-are-crippling-our-love-lives https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/if-you-want-marriage-equals-then-date-equals/606568/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_role https://medium.com/wavywaves/on-power-dynamics-and-dating-e93da64b2415 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/daring-love/201810/what-does-it-mean-be-feminine-or-masculine
1 hr 16 min
Jul 7, 2020
10 - We Got 69 Problems But Gif(t)s Ain't One
Megan and Michelle ponder love languages, back rubs, pronunciation challenges, Teen Beat, and grinding scissors.
Jun 30, 2020
09 - Wear a Mask and Get Kinky
Megan and Michelle get sex positive and contemplate Zoom dating, cam girls, organic porn, and sex with walls.
Jun 23, 2020
08 - Tell Me A Story
Megan, Michelle, and special guest, Ashley, discuss ouija boards, psychic parties, empathic offspring, head lice punchcards, and finding grace.
1 hr 21 min
Jun 16, 2020
07 - I'm Gonna Pass
Megan and Michelle share stories of breakups, ghosting, rage emails, gravediggers, and unsolvable puzzles. #idontcommutetodate
Jun 9, 2020
06 - Let Me Remember That For You
Megan and Michelle break down gaslighting, cultural appropriation, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and trusting your gut.
Jun 8, 2020
05 - Get Uncomfortable
Megan and Michelle explore the concept of impact versus intent, the luxury of white privilege, good vs bad apologies, and silence contributing to violence. ::To Donate:: Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org ACLU: https://www.aclu.org NAACP: https://www.naacp.org Innocence Project: https://www.innocenceproject.org ::To Read:: “So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo “How To Be An Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo ::To Watch:: When They See Us (Netflix) 13th (Netflix) Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (Netflix) Just Mercy (Amazon Prime) The Hate U Give (Amazon Prime) Selma (Amazon Prime) ::To Listen:: Code Switch - https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch Uncivil Podcast - https://gimletmedia.com/shows/uncivil
Jun 2, 2020
04 - "If You Don't Work Out, Neither Will We"
Three curvy women explore body image, societal ideals, sex with mailmen, and dating while (insert body type here). Episode Research: https://breakbingeeating.com/body-image-statistics/ https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2019-02-12/body-image-issues-affect-kids-too https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/why-people-become-overweight
1 hr 19 min
Jun 1, 2020
03 - Cocktail Math
Megan and Michelle ponder financial literacy, income discrepancy in dating, and measuring in margaritas.
May 26, 2020
02 - Condescend Means Talk Down To
Megan and Michelle try to understand mansplaining, but unfortunately there's no man there to explain it.
May 25, 2020
01 - What is Prosecco Theory?
Megan and Michelle discuss lightbulb moments, vulnerability, men with beards, the Seattle Freeze, and what's to come.