The Margarita Confessionals

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

Our favorite guests, goals for the new year, favorite moments, and more. Thank you for listening every #MargaritaMonday! We love and appreciate you! We're taking the rest of the year off, but will be back January 7th with a new episode. Plus, you know we're going to keep posting on Instagram and Twitter @margaritalk, and you can email us anytime,

Dec 10, 2018

Relationship expert, Rachel DeAlto joins us to help you decide if it's time to hire a dating coach. We also talk about why it doesn't make sense to have a mile-long list of dating dealbreakers and why most of them probably suck. We also discuss our favorite celeb #couplegoals and debate if shows like The Bachelor and Married At First Sight actually work. 

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Dec 2, 2018

Attorney David Rudolf joins us in-studio to chat about what it's like going from lawyer to lawyer/TV star, the much-debated owl theory, and what he wishes you knew about the criminal justice system. 

Nov 29, 2018


In this month's Another Round episode, we talk about relationship detectives and why everyone is so obsessed with the Instagram deep dive into other people's relationships. Is it ok? Should we stop? Should people make celebrity-like relationship announcements when they split up? We discuss...

Also, what is up with millennials and their terrible excuses for why they can't hang out? Just BE honest about your plans. 


Nov 26, 2018

We speak to intuitive healer and astrology expert Ally Mead (also known as the Sassy Psychic) to tell us the truth about horoscopes. We also discuss the reality behind Saturn rising and if we should care about Mercury being in retrograde. Ally also talks to us about how to interpret our dreams and our past lives. 

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Nov 18, 2018

Boundaries coach Randi Buckley gives us tips on enforcing boundaries with those closest to you, and reinforcing these boundaries during the holidays.

Nov 12, 2018

We chat with dating expert and coach Meredith Golden about her job as a dating app ghostwriter. What does she actually do for her clients? Do you need to hire one for yourself? We also discuss best opening lines, how many dates you should be going on per week, and how to make swiping much more efficient. 

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Nov 4, 2018

Lauren Berger, founder of Intern Queen and Career Queen, joins us to talk about:

- negotiating your salary

- successfully prioritizing your time

- why we're all so obsessed with being "busy"

- how to illustrate your value to your manager without sounding like you're bragging

- what to do if a co-worker, um, "borrows" your ideas

- her new book called "Get It Together: Ditch the Chaos, Do the Work, and Design Your Success"

Find her online, she's @internqueen and @officialcareerqueen

Oct 29, 2018

We chat with social media fitness superstar, Kayla Itsines, about creating the Sweat App and her social media empire. We also discuss how to go from couch potato to Kayla-level ripped, diet vs. exercise, and ignoring social media trolls. According to Time Magazine, Kayla is one of the 30 most influential people on the internet with over 10.3 million Instagram follower and over 23 million Facebook followers.

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Oct 25, 2018

On this month's Another Round bonus episode we're talking all about chemistry. Specifically: 

- What is it?

- Do we care too much about it?

- Do we use it as an easy excuse when we go on a "meh" date with someone?

What do you think about chemistry? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Email us,, or tweet or DM us on Instagram, @margaritatalk.

Oct 21, 2018

We chat with Chris Heuertz, author, speaker, and Enneagram coach. He's telling us all about the Enneagram, an ancient and informative test that can give you some serious insight into who you are, what drives you, and what you're afraid of. It'll shed some light on your personal and professional relationships, and make you want to have everyone else in your life take it. 

If you're looking for a link to find out your Enneagram type, here's the one we used!

Oct 15, 2018

This week we chat with one of our idols, Bumble's in-house sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino! Jess shares with us how to get noticed on a dating app, how quickly you should meet up IRL, and the best first date activity. We also chat about dating fatigue and why it's okay to set up multiple dates in one day. Jess also shocks us when she tells us the stats behind how many people got married after meeting on dating apps last year! 

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Oct 7, 2018

Kelly LeVeque, the holistic nutritionist and wellness expert behind Be Well By Kelly, sheds some light on:

- food allergies

- how to stop your weekend diet from torpedoing your health

- whether it's worth it to start drinking celery juice every morning

- choosing the right supplements and probiotics

- how to tackle an elimination diet

- breakfast choices that will actually fill you up

Find her on social media, she's @bewellbykelly, and check out her book "Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever" available now!

Oct 1, 2018

After months of negotiations, Ali & Lauren finally let their boyfriends take over the podcast. The men turn the tables and ask all the questions; we talk about what we miss from our single days, when to get a pet, how to mix friend groups, and so much more. If you liked "The Boyfriend Podcast" you will LOVE this episode! 

Sep 27, 2018

We bring in a long-time listener, and good friend, Elena to tell us all about online dating and what it's like to go on a first date these days. We feel old and boring and she tell us a great story about meeting a guy at Smoothie King. 

Sep 23, 2018

Registered dietician Cara Harbstreet, of Street Smart Nutrition, joins us to talk about:

- whether the keto diet craze is worth trying

- how to eat well without obsessing over calories

- Whether it's okay to eat good ole-fashioned Jif peanut butter

- How to detect food sensitivites

and much more!

Check her out online and on Instagram @streetsmart.RD. 

Sep 17, 2018

Author Jessica Abo joins us to talk about her new book, Unfiltered: How To Be As Happy As You Look On Social Media. We talk to Jessica about social media comparisons, how to know when you need to take a break, how to spend less time on social media even if you do it for a job, and so much more. Jessica also shares her incredible story of getting engaged, married, and having a baby in one year! 

Find Jessica here:


Sep 9, 2018

Greg Behrendt, author of so many iconic relationship books like "He's Just Not That Into You" and "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken" joins us to chat about

- how to tell once and for all if he's actually into you

- the dating rules everyone should be following in 2018

- how to make your marriage suck less

- picking your battles in a relationship

Aug 30, 2018

The last Thursday of each month is #ThirstyThursday. We'll bring you Another Round, a bonus episode where we chat about anything and everything. Friendships, relationships, career, and more. Send us topic suggestions via email ( or via Instagram/Twitter, @margaritatalk. Cheers!

Aug 27, 2018

Founder of Drybar, Alli Webb, talks to us about turning her one-woman mobile blowout business into Drybar, the essential blowout bar with over 100 locations. We talk about making the leap, naysayers, hiring, branding, and working with your family. Alli also gives us all the details on how to prolong the life of your blowout and exactly which product will extend the life of your blowout. We also really obsess over satin pillowcases. 

You can find out more about Drybar and follow Alli Webb on Instagram @alliwebb

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Aug 19, 2018

Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and best-selling author Randi Zuckerberg joins us to chat about her new book 'Pick Three: You Can Have it All, Just Not Every Day.'

We talk about why we're all so obsessed with this notion of balance, how you can fight off feelings of guilt when you're in a "lop-sided" stage of life (ex: when you're starting a new business, getting married, or training for a marathon) and how to tell where your priorities should lie.

Aug 13, 2018

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Rachel Bertsche, joins us to discuss why it's so hard to make friends as an adult. We talk about her book, MWF Seeks BFF, and how friendships change as we navigate adulthood. Also, what are the "rules" when it comes to friend break-ups? Do we have to talk it out or can we friend ghost? Lastly, did our favorite show, Sex and the City give us unrealistic expectations of Sunday brunches? 

You can find Rachel at or on Twitter @RBerch

New episodes of The Margarita Confessionals every #MargaritaMonday! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @margaritatalk or via email

Aug 5, 2018

Comedian Jared Freid, of the "U Up?" and "J Train" podcasts joins us to get honest about how guys are really using dating apps. If you're wondering what you can do to get a second date, why you'll match with someone and never hear from them, or if guys are actually reading your bio, this is the episode for you.


Check out Jared at the Comedy Zone in Charlotte on 8/15.

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Jul 29, 2018

We are so excited to talk to New York Times Best-Selling Author, Emily Giffin, about her new book All We Ever Wanted. We also discuss the inspiration behind her novels, "chick-lit" and writing about complex women. Also, she settles the important debate; who had the more iconic wedding, Kate or Megan? 

Jul 22, 2018

We're joined by career and business Jenny Blake, who's the owner of the new book "Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One." No matter how old you are or what you want to do with your career, Jenny has killer advice for beating the Sunday scaries and figuring out how to build yourself a dream job.

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