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EPISODE 109 -THE BIG WEDDING GRIFT

Here comes the Bride … CHILLA. That’s a bridal podcast, one among many, but a good excuse for us to discuss Gina Grad’s upcoming nuptials and all the ways BIG WEDDING is trying to pick her pockets. We play clips, we kibbitz, this is Easy Listening, a podcast about podcasts. Teresa Strasser and GIna Grad…

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EPISODE 106 – ODD MOMS AND ANTISEMETIC KIDS

Cards on the table, here. Along with the other stuff that’s on the table: crumbs from breakfast, one of my kid’s feet, yesterday’s math sheet smeared with buttery fingerprints, and a random gift bag to be filed away for re-use. But now, CARDS on the table: I avoid MOM content. Your satirical mom essay books,…

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EPISODE 105 – MAYIM BIALIK BREAKS DOWN

A child star who “Blossom’d” into a respected neuroscientist then went BACK into acting to PLAY a neuroscientist on a hit TV show… It doesn’t get more meta than that, folks. From playing a young Bette Middler in Beaches, to teaching her fans how to beat the system when it comes to trauma and post-traumatic…

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EPISODE 104 – THE BLOOM IS OFF DANNY ROSE; ALLEN V. FARROW

Before the phrase “ME TOO” or “CANCEL CULTURE” a guy was obsessed with his 7 year old daughter, then he married, essentially, his step-daughter. And people were like … okay, we don’t love this but Broadway Danny Rose is still a great movie, so … the heart wants what the heart wants? A new podcast…

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EPISODE 103: A WEDDING AND A FUNERAL

Like anyone who wanted to know the score of a Laker’s game while stuck in traffic on the 405, I switched over my dusty, chipped radio dial to KNX-1070, hundreds of times, sitting in my Honda Prelude, with no A/C — that’s where I heard the smooth-voiced and avuncular updates from a sportscaster who always…

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EPISODE 102 – REAL HOUSEWIVES AND THE TRUTHINESS BRAND

Bethenny Frankel believes in saying YES. She’s written a book about it, and she’s said yes to reality shows and more reality shows and YES to four self help books. When she examines herself and wonders if the world needs more of her hot takes, the answer is always a resounding YES. She created SkinnyGirl…

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EPISODE 101 – I’VE GOT A SECRET

Theft. Affairs. A debilitating illness. A whole other family hidden somewhere else. Some secrets are way too big to tell. Others are way too big to keep. No matter what your secret is, take some comfort in knowing we all have them. And sometimes the best thing you can do is set them free. Today’s…

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EPISODE 100: MICHAEL BARBARO MAKES YOU GO HMMM

We’ve cried over the injustice of a missing college student in San Luis Obispo, we’ve laughed at Leah Remini cursing, we’ve thought about God with Pete Holmes and comedy with Jason Bateman. We’ve listened to thousands of hours of podcasts, from true crime, to news, to homicidal doctors and sociopathic socialites. We’ve lived through being…

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EPISODE 99: AT SOME POINT, SALMA, YOU HAVE TO CALL A CRAZY PERSON A CRAZY PERSON

If we were to make the perfect woman, we might make her a gorgeous actress from mixed heritage who has multiple awards for producing and acting. We might give her the patience of a saint when it comes to letting people she vehemently disagrees with have just as much of a say in what’s real…

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EPISODE 98: SPORTS PRODIGIES: ESPN MAKES US CARE ABOUT SOCCER

Here we are in the middle of a pandemic, and you might be asking yourself, what do I need in a new podcast? Some crime or comedy or star power? How about a very in-depth look at a teenage soccer player whose name you forget if you ever knew it. But that’s precisely what you…

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