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Life of the Party is the podcast that teaches you just enough to get by. Party tips, ice breakers and cultural conversation from Stephanie Hayes, Brittany Volk and the features staff of the Tampa Bay Times.

Life of the Party is the podcast that teaches you just enough to get by. Party tips, ice breakers and cultural conversation from Stephanie Hayes, Brittany Volk and the features staff of the Tampa Bay Times.
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Life of the Party is the podcast that teaches you just enough to get by. Party tips, ice breakers and cultural conversation from Stephanie Hayes, Brittany Volk and the features staff of the Tampa Bay Times.

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English


Episodes

Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo

1/18/2019
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The PartyCast welcomes Politifact's Katie Sanders, a devotee of the KonMari method of mellow tidying as we dive into the pros and cons of Netflix's new clean queen. And, Brittany tries to trick Steph into watching TV by dangling lots of musical theater and murder.

Duration:00:57:14

Saying no to party invitations and other resolutions

1/11/2019
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The PartyCast welcomes Michelle Stark to ring in the new year with goals, from RSVPing your way to truth, finding party games that don't involve flip cup and helping out our host friends when they are burning the appetizers. Steph wants to learn to play her banjo and Brittany needs to see the Godfather. Also: We talk Golden Globes and Surviving R. Kelly. Special thanks to James Borchuck for being the producer this week.

Duration:00:56:52

Bite-sized episode 2: Who we would NOT invite to our 2018 party

12/28/2018
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In a follow up to last week's list of winners, the PartyCast hereby bans these bad actors from the party from Thomas Markle to Roseanne.

Duration:00:26:11

Bite-sized episode 1: Who we would invite to our 2018 party

12/21/2018
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The PartyCast drops a mini episode for the holidays, creating the ultimate party guest list out of 2018's pop culture winners, from Paddington to Idris Elba. Court of the Queen - Music to Delight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100728 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Duration:00:32:38

Best party anthems of all time

12/7/2018
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Cue the party bangers. Good time expert Langston Taylor joins the PartyCast to crown songs that get the room moving, from Swag Surfin' to a certain Miley Cyrus number. Also, Payless humiliated influencers and millennials may or may not own can openers. Intense Suspense by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Duration:00:51:32

The magazines of our youth

11/30/2018
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With news that Glamour and Seventeen are going online only, the PartyCast talks throwback magazines, heartthrobs and original poetry submissions with Laura Reiley. Also, Steph is reading Jane Austen and we're cold in Florida.

Duration:00:48:09

It's wartime, a.ka. Black Friday

11/23/2018
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It's a Very Merry Retail Holiday on the PartyCast. Retail reporter Sara DiNatale decodes Black Friday myths, and we share our retail job horror stories. Plus: OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS!!!

Duration:00:48:44

5 books to never discuss at a party

11/16/2018
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Book editor Colette Bancroft joins the PartyCast to talk about books that are instant buzzkills, from 50 Shades to Infinite Jest. Plus, a fun party game: Bronte men or Austen men?

Duration:00:40:22

But first, let me take a selfie.

11/9/2018
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We're talking pictures with photographer Eve Edelheit. She has tips on lighting yourself in the dark, finding the best selfie angles and not being a bad friend at parties. Plus, it's a gossip lightning round with the Spice Girls and Freddie Mercury. (edited)

Duration:00:52:12

Choose your final meal and other ice breakers

11/2/2018
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Ernest Hooper joins the PartyCast to talk surefire conversation starters. What song was No. 1 when you were 14? What's your favorite cereal? Plus, a Judy Blume classic comes to the screen, and celebrities had weird Halloween costumes.

Duration:00:58:15

Chasing that bourbon unicorn

10/25/2018
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Mark Puente is an accountability reporter by day, bourbon hunter by night. He tells the PartyCast how he finds rare bourbons. Also, we dissect the lores of Michael Myers and Aziz Ansari.

Duration:00:44:52

Just wanted to take another look at you

10/19/2018
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It's time to talk A Star is Born with pop music/culture critic Jay Cridlin. Who is Bradley Cooper supposed to be, anyway? We have theories. Plus, there's another royal baby, and Banksy has done it again.

Duration:00:48:30

Chuck E. Cheese, shadows and the horrors of our youth

10/18/2018
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The PartyCast welcomes back Christopher Spata to discuss the things that terrified us as children. Plus, Brittany has recommendations for fall TV that Stephanie will probably ignore.

Duration:00:50:23

How to get invited places

10/9/2018
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Showing up late, bringing the wrong food, talking politics when everyone is tired of politics. The PartyCast breaks down the art of being a good guest with Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley. Also, Celine Dion and Serena Williams are both good singers.

Duration:00:43:19

These fireworks are to scare birds, and other lies

10/5/2018
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Happy Fourth of July from the PartyCast. It’s illegal to blow off fireworks in Florida, but not to buy or sell them. Times writer Christopher Spata gives us the history. And, is this a Sopranos podcast now?

Duration:00:48:10

Uncle Jay, is Southern Rock really dead?

10/5/2018
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For your next cookout: Lynyrd Skynyrd is on a retirement tour, along with the genre. Times pop music/culture critic Jay Cridlin discusses the band’s problematic history and uncertain future. Plus, the PartyCast talks I Feel Pretty and bad bras.

Duration:00:45:21

She goes to parties for a living

10/5/2018
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Always compliment the shoes. Times society reporter Amy Scherzer joins the PartyCast with tips on how to start a conversation and insider information on who probably has booze in their jacket pocket.

Duration:01:01:13