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.
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.
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
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.
Stylist Erica Hanks has tips on:
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
- 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"?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
It's 2018 and it's finally time to make a dating resolution. Whether your resolution is to finally figure out how to use dating apps, make your Bumble profile perfect, to go out and meet more people in real life, or get your best friend to set you up with that hot guy she works with you need to take a minute to stop and write it down. We also discuss how much time you should be dedicating to dating apps.
What word do you use to describe your "person" when you feel like you're more official than "boyfriend, girlfriend" but you're not married yet? Why is there no good word for this?
Thanks to our sponsor Amazing Lash Studio!
- We reflect on our favorite episodes of the year
-How to make a good impression on your boo's family if you're headed home to meet them this holiday season
- New Year's resolutions
- How to manage expectations during the holidays
This week we interview Charlotte Ballet's Allesanda James, the REAL LIFE Sugar Plum fairy about life as a ballerina. Alex discusses how she became a professional ballerina, backstage secrets, balancing motherhood and marriage with a demanding career, and how she manages eating and body image while living in a tutu.
State of the Date was recorded live at the Fillmore Underground on 11/30.
Our panelists were: Amanda Bradford, Aerin Spruill, Jonathan Winn, Brendan Cook, Jesse Soloff, and Michelle Boudin.
Special thanks to the entire staff at the Fillmore Underground, RuRu's Tacos & Tequila, Channel 96.1, and our producer Richard Brooke for making this possible.
This week, Christina Weber from Underground Unattached and Your Love Accomplice Podcast joins us to discuss how to actually meet the love of your life in person, instead of using dating apps. We also discuss, how to talk to strangers, the best first date spots, and the real difference between men and women in relationship.
Our boyfriends, Brad and Phil, join us for the first time EVER!
- What do we do that drives them crazy?
- Brad's incredible advice if you're SO tired of being single
- What did our first dating app messages say to each other?
- When they were most nervous in our relationship
- What should actual dating dealbreakers be?
- What do men and women just NOT understand about each other?
- We play The Newlywed Game
This week we interview Hannah Kay Herdlinger, founder of Thread Talk. Hannah Kay talks to us about her experience with domestic violence, leaving her an abusive partner, and how she had to take her life down to rock bottom in order to build it back with the support of her friends and family. She also discusses working for powerful women like Sheryl Sandberg, Ariana Huffington, and Hillary Clinton and the best piece of advice she's learned from them. We also discuss the #ispypurple challenge for domestic violence awareness.