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A conversation with your best friend over drinks, hosted by real-life besties Ali Washburn and Lauren Levine.
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Jul 16, 2018

Wedding planning expert, Shawn Rabideau on where you should focus your attention when you get engaged, stupid things couples spend money on and the wedding traditions you should keep and the ones you can skip. Plus we chat what it was like planning Bethenny Frankel's wedding and The Royal Wedding. 

This week's episode is brought to you by Diamonds Direct. 

Jul 9, 2018

New York Times Best-Selling Author Jessica Knoll chats with us about her brand new book "The Favorite Sister" and her best-seller "The Luckiest Girl Alive." We discuss her writing process and how much of her stories are based on real-life experiences. We also chat about why women need to stop apologizing for wanting to be rich and why it's ok to love "The Real Housewives"! 

 

Jul 1, 2018

Are You Destined to Marry Someone Like Your Mom/Dad? What Happens If You Hate Your Boo's Parents, And How to Tell When It's Time for Therapy

Jun 25, 2018

We talk to a real-life matchmaker, dating editor at Elite Daily and author of Playing With Matches: Hannah Orenstein. We discuss if hiring a matchmaker is really worth it, the REAL matchmaking rules, and the perfect first date that is NOT just drinking. We also discuss her thoughts on the perfect opening line on a dating app and why dating doesn't have to be "the worst" in 2018. She also gives us all the details of her brand new book Playing With Matches, out Tuesday, June 26! We had the opportunity to read an advanced copy and it's the perfect beach read! 

Jun 17, 2018

- How do dating apps play a role in cheating

- Is there any truth to the "once a cheater, always a cheater" philosopher?

- What are the signs that someone may cheat

Jun 10, 2018

We chatted with our Instagram girl-crush Camille Kostek on becoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year! She also gives us all her secret tips on how to look perfect when you're having a blah day, her favorite face mask, and why she drinks a ton of water. We also chat about her gorgeous jewelry line inspired by her travels. Yes, we ask her about her boyfriend, New England Patriots player Rob "Gronk" Gronkowsk! We discuss what it's like to date in the public eye, her perfect date night, and why she can't stand being called his "gal pal." 

Jun 3, 2018

Former Bachelor and Co-Founder and Current President of Generous International Ben Higgins joins us to talk about life after reality TV, his new business Generous Coffee, what dating is like now, and so much more! 

May 21, 2018

We speak to executive barman Savvas Punsalan (don't call him a mixologist) on your home bar must-haves, what drinks you should be ordering on a date so you don't look lame, and what the bar staff is really thinking about you when you're on a date. He tells us an amazing story of a first-date gone wrong and the dirt on how he really feels about drunk people. We ask the difference between cheap vodka and top-shelf liquor and figure out once and for all what is causing our hangovers. 

May 13, 2018

Musician Ryan Cabrera joins us to talk about how social media has impacted how he shares his music and connects with his fans. We also chat about how his songwriting and music have changed since he first emerged onto the music scene in 2004. We talk about the celebs you'd be surprised to know he's friends with, plus the last time he spoke with Ashlee Simpson.

Ryan is playing the Neighborhood Theatre on Monday, May 14th. Grab tickets at NeighborhoodTheatre.com. 

May 6, 2018

TV Host and producer Catt Sadler (@IAmCattSadler) joins us to talk about which celebrities make her the most nervous, how to stand up for yourself and get paid what you're worth, and why she's an Oprah fan-girl like the rest of us.

Other topics covered:

- How she asks celebs personal questions without causing them to shut down

- Her favorite on-camera moments

- How to find the courage to advocate for yourself at work

and more!

Apr 30, 2018

An interview with Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss, the authors of Hey Ladies:The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails. We talk to Michelle and Caroline about their new book, wedding culture, our obsession with Instagram engagement announcements, and our endless love of Lauren Conrad. 

 

Apr 22, 2018

Stylist Erica Hanks has tips on:

  • Looking polished, even when you're shopping at Target
  • What to wear to all of those weddings you've got coming up
  • How to purge your closet
  • Handling yourself in high-pressure business situations
  • What separates a stylist from a style blogger
  • Celebrities' tricks for looking ultra-glam all the time
Apr 16, 2018

We're joined by New York Times Best Seller, Nicole Lapin. Nicole talks about why budget shouldn't be a dirty word, how to enjoy your life AND have a 401k, and gives us practical ways to tackle your debt. We also discuss work-life balance, the importance of pressing pause on the "hustle" to take care of yourself, and what to say to those people who are always wanting to "pick your brain." 

Nicole Lapin is the star of the CW’s new business competition reality show “Hatched.” She was the youngest anchor ever at CNN before holding the same title at CNBC anchoring “Worldwide Exchange,” the only global finance show on the network, while contributing financial reports to “Today” and MSNBC. Lapin has served as a business anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg Television as well as the money-saving correspondent for “The Wendy Williams Show” and also reports on Hollywood business for “The Insider” on CBS. She is currently Redbook magazine’s first-ever money columnist. Lapin’s first book, Rich Bitch, a personal finance guide for women, became an instant New York Times bestseller and sold out on Amazon. Crown Business recently announced its publication of her second book, Boss Bitch, slated for release in 2017. Lapin is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern University.

Apr 9, 2018

Dana Childs is back talking about how to stop feeling guilty about everything all the time, setting (and keeping) boundaries, and the important distinction between guilt and shame

Apr 2, 2018

We interview Troy Spry certified life & relationship coach and author of Teach Me How To Love; Why What You Don't Know Will Hurt You. We speak to Troy about finding someone who wants to commit, the most common dating complaints from both men and women, the reasons we aren't getting a second date, why having a type will keep you single and what guys want to see on dating app profiles. 

Mar 25, 2018

Grace Anglin of Capizzi MD Cosmetic Surgery tells us everything we need to know about Botox (when should you do it? How often? What should I expect?) plus other treatments you keep hearing about like Cool Sculpting and dermaplaning. Get some insight on how to care for your skin whether you're 23, 33, and beyond. 

Mar 19, 2018

This week Ali & Lauren discuss everything about breakups. From whether or not Gigi and Zayn are making a mistake by saying "we might get back together" to why we needed closure in our past relationships. Do our ex's have to be our enemies? Is it ok to keep following them on social media? Do you need to disclose every detail of your past relationship to your new boo?



Mar 11, 2018

- How to give and receive better compliments

- A new dating app called Tonight takes the back and forth out of getting to know someone

- How to tell if your boo is "the one"?

Mar 5, 2018

Peter and Josh of the Charlotte Ballet share how they became professional ballet dancers and how they came out to their parents. We also talk about how they met and began dating. Hear about their first date, meeting on Tinder, what they do with their free time and so much more, including the tricky balance of working AND living together. You can catch your new BFF's in Charlotte Ballet's The Most Incredible Thing running March 9-18 at the Knight Theater.  

Feb 26, 2018

Nicole Sodoma and Russ Brinson of Sodoma Law on #metoo, consent, and what to know to keep your office happy hours (or that date with your co-worker) totally PC.

Feb 19, 2018

This week we discuss, what the dating app Tinder and the Winter Olympics have in common. Why dating in YOUR city is not actually the worst SO STOP COMPLAINING about it. We answer the age-old question, do nice guys always finish last? And also, why we think time apart is an essential part of a committed and long-lasting relationship. 

 

Feb 11, 2018

Morgan E. Ray, a licensed professional counselor specializing in sex therapy, joins us to cover how to redefine your sex esteem, unpack this Aziz Ansari story, and talk about #metoo.

Jan 29, 2018

Why do we make up weird excuses for reasons we don't want to go out instead of just being honest? How to say no to plans without being a psychopath. The 12 questions you should ask your partner before you get engaged. We also discuss why were suck so bad at our relationships and continue to fail at communication. 

Jan 22, 2018

Why and how are people still catfishing in 2018? Catfish is NOT just a show on MTV, we talk about a real-life example in our city. We also discuss the #metoo movement and how to better understand the difference between sexual misconduct and sexual assault. We also talk about consent and how blurry the lines between yes and no can be. Last, we discuss how to know when it's time to break up with a friend or if you should just cut them some slack. 

Jan 14, 2018

- How to protect your privacy when you're using dating apps

- The difference between self-care and "treat yo self"

- What divorce lawyers have to say about compatibility 

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