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Welcome to Off Topic with Kyra & Jess, your place for all the random and relatable conversations (well relatable if you are a millennial, most likely). We’re just trying to keep it real, and being real means we cannot stay on just one topic per episode. We are two girls from small town Pennsylvania who have been friends since high school, and somehow both ended up in the DC metro area (heyyy DMV). We bring many different perspectives from growing up in a town where the nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away, to now living in one of the busiest metro areas in the US. Jess is a middle school teacher & Kyra is an ex-Capitol Hill staffer turned political polling researcher. Join us to talk about all things pop culture, world issues, funny everyday stories, embarrassing moments, and more! Prepare yourselves for many Grey’s Anatomy & The Bachelor franchise discussions (our faves). And of course we’ll invite our friends to join in on these discussions too. Enjoy!

Welcome to Off Topic with Kyra & Jess, your place for all the random and relatable conversations (well relatable if you are a millennial, most likely). We’re just trying to keep it real, and being real means we cannot stay on just one topic per episode. We are two girls from small town Pennsylvania who have been friends since high school, and somehow both ended up in the DC metro area (heyyy DMV). We bring many different perspectives from growing up in a town where the nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away, to now living in one of the busiest metro areas in the US. Jess is a middle school teacher & Kyra is an ex-Capitol Hill staffer turned political polling researcher. Join us to talk about all things pop culture, world issues, funny everyday stories, embarrassing moments, and more! Prepare yourselves for many Grey’s Anatomy & The Bachelor franchise discussions (our faves). And of course we’ll invite our friends to join in on these discussions too. Enjoy!
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Welcome to Off Topic with Kyra & Jess, your place for all the random and relatable conversations (well relatable if you are a millennial, most likely). We’re just trying to keep it real, and being real means we cannot stay on just one topic per episode. We are two girls from small town Pennsylvania who have been friends since high school, and somehow both ended up in the DC metro area (heyyy DMV). We bring many different perspectives from growing up in a town where the nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away, to now living in one of the busiest metro areas in the US. Jess is a middle school teacher & Kyra is an ex-Capitol Hill staffer turned political polling researcher. Join us to talk about all things pop culture, world issues, funny everyday stories, embarrassing moments, and more! Prepare yourselves for many Grey’s Anatomy & The Bachelor franchise discussions (our faves). And of course we’ll invite our friends to join in on these discussions too. Enjoy!

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English


Episodes

The 10th Episode: Cherry Blossom Tree Review, The Dangers of Bicycles, and MORE!

4/22/2019
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We're back after a hot minute (or a fiery 60 seconds, as Kyra prefers to say) with Episode 10! The episode kicks off with a retelling of Jess's adventures from that one time she went on a spring break trip. Then in honor of our 10th episode we make random lists of our Top 10s. Jess teaches Kyra about EDM artists (who knew Illeniun wasn't a prescription drug???) and we unpack why Shake Shack just doesn't live up to all the hype. Speaking of burgers, Kyra then discovers the chain is called...

Duration:00:48:31

Bachelor, Being "Ready," and Big Butts-A Young Mom's Take

2/28/2019
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On Episode 9 we have a very special guest! Jess's childhood best friend and badass young mama, Amanda, joins us to gab about all things Bachelor. But before we get to that, Jess and Amanda entertain Kyra with a harrowing tale of a camping trip from hell, and it is revealed that Jess used to pet bumblebees. There is also a friendly debate about the correct pronounication of "bagel". Then we launch into this season of the Bachelor and dig into how "readiness" is always brought up on the...

Duration:00:51:12

Marie Kondo and Millennial "Self-Care"

2/20/2019
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Episode 8 kicks off with the revelation that Kyra's voicemail is the entire message Pam has to record for the Michael Scott Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure. Office fans will appreciate it. Call Kyra to hear the message. We're sure she probably won't pick up so you'll get to hear it. Other highlights from 3 Questions include Kyra and Jess talking about how they are bay side people versus ocean side people (it's a...

Duration:00:55:42

Fyre Festival and the Weaponization of Instagram

1/28/2019
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On Episode 7 of Off Topic with Kyra and Jess we dive into the Fyre Festival and how it connects to the broader issues that come from the world of Instagram and social media. But before that, Jess fills us in on her trip to California and her time on the Ellen Show! We briefly bemoan the Eagles' loss and the fact that the Patriots are in yet again another Super Bowl. During 3 Questions, Kyra comes to self-realization that she is indeed bougie in many ways. Jess describes what essential oils...

Duration:00:55:40

Australia! Brekkie, Vegemite, Deadly Seashells, and Thongs

1/15/2019
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On Episode 6 Halie is back by popular demand and joined by Kyra's Australian friend, Jasmin, to discuss all things Australia with Kyra and Jess. But first a serious question is posed during 3 Questions: Would you rather spend your whole life only being able to eat Cool Ranch Doritos or poop every time you said the word "like"? We also check in on Jess and Halie's workout regimens that were mentioned last episode and find out why Kyra's catson is named Sirius Grey (@siriusgreythecat on...

Duration:00:43:30

Millennials Discuss Adulting While Drinking Economy Wine-The Hometown Edition

12/31/2018
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On Episode 5 of Off Topic we bring on two of our long-time hometown pals to tackle to subject of adulting. We wonder aloud if there was some manual on how to be adult that we somehow missed out on and discuss the trials and tribulations on growing up while drinking boxed economy wine in Jess's parents' basement (could we be more millennial??) If you ever struggled or are struggling with how to find your place in the world as a young adult, this one is for you! Other topics covered include...

Duration:00:56:01

So Many 23 Year Olds! A Bachelor Contestant Preview

12/27/2018
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In Episode 4 Kyra and Jess embark on a journey of the Bachelor contestants for this season! Come along with us as we make judgmental statements about women we've never met before in our lives. We discuss the plethora of 23 year old women vying for Colton's heart from the "sloth girl" to the "Cinderella" to the girl who has never been kissed. And if you're not into the Bachelor, never fear! The first part of the episode we sit back on our Millennial rocking chairs and talk about kids these...

Duration:00:51:46

Freeboobing, Kevin Hart, and Ending the Pay Gap

12/15/2018
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In episode three we cover the plight of being an alto singer, the fact Kyra can never be President, bras, Freeboobing (it's like freeballing but for boobs), Carrie Underwood's discography, and much much more! Then we dive into the Kevin Hart Oscar controversy which leads into a discussion about the wage gap and how to negotiate your salary as a woman! It's a good episode and we're not just saying that cause we made it, it may be THE BEST EPISODE YET! (A note from Kyra: I said that Jamie Foxx...

Duration:00:42:20

Free Willy and Adventures at Gordon Biersch

12/1/2018
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We're back with Episode 2! Thank you very much for everyone who listened to our first episode! For those who aren't Grey's Anatomy fans, this one is for you. We don't even mention Grey's in this episode (shocker). We start out playing 3 Questions...that's right, not 20 but 3 and then launch into a story about our dining experience at Gordon Biersch and a deep dive into dining etiquette and how to treat your server (aka you better be tipping). If you ever wanted to hear about Jess's thoughts...

Duration:00:46:53

Episode 1 (pt. 2)

11/19/2018
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We talked so much we had to make a part 2 :)

Duration:00:23:39

Episode 1 (pt. 1)

11/19/2018
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Hey y’all and welcome to the first episode of Off Topic with Kyra and Jess. This episode was completely spontaneous and manifested on a wonderful November Sunday afternoon in Kyra’s studio apartment in Washington DC. We jump around to many different topics (hence, Off Topic)... we start by trying to decide what jingle we can use for our new podcast, then we discuss our hometown of Bucks County, PA and what makes a Philly accent. We then do a deep dive into Grey’s Anatomy deaths and finally...

Duration:00:25:35