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S2E3: Language or The Kiss | Agatha and Archie Christie & Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein

Join us for an exploration of the failed romances that shaped – but certainly didn’t break – two pioneering women writers. First, Alicia brings us an enduring mystery from the life of the mother of the genre, Agatha Christie. On Friday, December 3, 1926, the 36-year-old author disappeared without a trace, only be found 11 days later safe and sound in a hotel in Harrogate. What happened during this period has been a point of speculation for nearly a century, and Alicia thinks she’s got all...


S2E2: Go Your Own Way | Fleetwood Mac and Carly Simon & James Taylor

This week, pull on something mustard yellow and get your glitter scarves out of the closet: we’re taking a trip to the 1970s! First up, Stacie has the trashy situation that rock superstars Fleetwood Mac found themselves in circa 1977, when the whole band was a roiling mess of heartbreak, infidelity, illicit attraction, and power-pop prowess. In the second block, Alicia has the heartwrenching story of the marriage of Carly Simon and James Taylor. Though they had two children and spent years...


S2E1: Cats in the Cradle | Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr.

And we’re back! In case you aren’t familiar with the subjects of our season two opener, Donald Trump is the son of a real estate millionaire based in Queens, New York. He got into the family business as a young man and made a bit of a name for himself, ultimately becoming a reality TV star. Along the way, he had five children, three weddings, and a couple of trashy divorces. We’re not ruling out a third divorce for him, either. His story is trashy, but it’s even trashier when you dive into...


Weird Science | No-Strology and Other Trashy Tidbits

Yes, it’s our week off, but we wanted to share some of the Trashy Tidbits that we put up on Patreon, as well as reveal Stacie’s hard-hitting No-Strology rebuttal to Alicia’s astrological framework. And wouldn’t you know it? No-Strology works pretty well as weird science too. We also update you on some Royals action, Rudy shouting, and preview a trashy octogenarian NYC divorce. See you back next Sunday, March 31, for Season 2!


S1E12: Divorce Song | Zelda Sayre and F. Scott Fitzgerald & 12 E. 82nd Street

For our season one finale – we’re taking one week off and will return March 31 – we wanted to play a little, so we’re telling some stories that might not normally fit into a theme this week. First, Alicia brings us the story of the King and Queen of the Jazz Age, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. Though they never actually divorced, the story is a great illustration of the reality that some marriages and don’t work, and a lot of people would be better off ending a marriage...


S1E11: I Got You Babe | Sonny & Cher and Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson

Welcome to Week 11, where we bring some soft focus to a bleak topic with some divorces that seem to have genuinely left everybody – and perhaps the relationship itself – in better shape. First, Stacie tells the weird story of music and television stars Sonny & Cher, and how Sonny’s unshakable vision of what Cher’s dreams looked like ultimately broke their relationship beyond repair. Then Alicia shares the tale of England’s Prince Andrew and his lady love – possibly even to this day – Sarah...


S1E10: What’s Love Got To Do With It | George Harrison, Pattie Boyd, and Eric Clapton & Ike and Tina Turner

This week, we talk musical royalty from the UK and the US. First, Alicia tells us the terribly trashy tale of the love triangle between Beatle George Harrison, his wife, model Pattie Boyd, and guitar legend Eric Clapton. Then, Stacie brings us back across the pond to cover the fascinating but heartbreaking story of Ike and Tina Turner. This one’s tough, but we can all celebrate that ultimately, Tina Turner escaped an abusive relationship and followed her dreams, becoming a role model for...


S1E9: The Winner Takes It All | The Man Who Prints Money & The Divorce That Brushed Art World Royalty

This week, Alicia and Stacie look at a couple of divorces featuring people whose names may not be top of mind, but whose wealth makes them almost untouchable – until their marriages fail. Swiss businessman Maurice Amon has been embroiled in a high-profile divorce from his socialite wife Tracey Hejailan since 2015. The case has made global headlines for the light it has shone on a certain tiny nation’s divorce laws, as well as a nasty battle over a pricey art collection. Alec and Jocelyn...


S1E8: New Jack Hustler | L. Ron Hubbard & Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Welcome to episode 8, where we're talking big time religious hucksters! Alicia walks us through the very trashy life - and marriages, and divorces - of Scientology founder and apparent boat enthusiast L. Ron Hubbard, and Stacie gives us the play-by-play of the scandal that didn't really change American evangelicalism (but probably should have), PTL Club founders Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.


S1 Bonus: I’m Your Venus | Trashy Mythology

A very merry Valentine’s Day to you and yours! To celebrate this ancient celebration of love, Alicia and Stacie invited a favorite friend pursuing her PhD in Mythology to talk about the Trashy Divorces of the ancient world. Alicia (yes, her name is also Alicia) shares a selection of sometimes disturbing, occasionally baffling, but deeply, deeply trashy interactions by gods, goddesses, and heroes from different cultures of yore.


S1E7: Royals | Charles and Diana & Ernest and Wallis Simpson

This week, Alicia and Stacie explore the not-so-fairytale world of English royalty, and the fated romances of two of the modern era’s Prince of Wales. First, we look at possibly the most famous trashy divorce in living memory, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Next, we give a fresh take on the romance – or was it? – between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, which led him to abdicate the English throne after less than a year upon it.


S1E6: The First Cut Is The Deepest | Buttafuocos & Bobbitts

This week, we jump jump back to the early '90s to get into two of the most infamous cases of the decade: Joey & Mary Jo Buttafuoco (and Amy Fisher), and John & Lorena Bobbitt. Journey with us to the trashy past while we take a second look at these cases and why they still matter. See source content and more at


S1E5: Smells Like Teen Spirit | Britney Spears & Drew Barrymore

This week, we look at two women who got famous – and then got married – way too young. Britney Spears was a pop juggernaut before she was 18 years old. Within a few years, she was desperately lashing out in pursuit of a life she could call her own. Drew Barrymore was born to Hollywood royalty, but was forced to take on life on her own very young. Both found their way into ill-advised marriages that ended with great fanfare.


S1E4: The Devil Went Down to Georgia | Margaret Mitchell & Newt Gingrich

Looking for some southern hospitality? Well, there’s some of that. This week, Alicia brings you the trashy divorce of Gone With The Wind author and Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell, while Stacie shares the long and trashy story of the several weddings, divorces, and many, many affairs of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. For sources and more, check out


S1E3: Fame | Bethenny Frankel & Debbie Reynolds

Some people pursue fame relentlessly, while others can’t seem to shake the most notorious chapters of their lives. This week, Stacie shares the trashy, almost four year long divorce of reality TV fixture – and super smart businessperson – Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York City. After the break, Alicia shares a golden oldie of trashy divorces – the 1950s love triangle between Debbie Reynolds, her husband Eddie Fisher, and most beautiful woman in the world, Elizabeth...


S1E2: My Own Worst Enemy | Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen & Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner

Welcome back! This week, Alicia explores the weird life (and marital) history of actor Charlie Sheen, and gives particular props to his ex-wife Denise Richards, who we're pretty sure is a saint. Then, Stacie explains how Anthony Weiner's penis broke American politics, world history, and of course, his marriage to the fabulous Huma Abedin. Check out the extras that we mention in the show at our website,


S1E1: Oops I Did It Again! | Rudy Giuliani & Henry VIII

Welcome to Trashy Divorces! This week, we explore repetitions and patterns of misconduct with none other than Rudy Giuliani, who is currently going through his third divorce, and King Henry VIII of England, whose six wives mostly met an alarming series of ends. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @trashydivorces, or drop us an email with divorce stories you'd like to hear at Or join our Facebook group. You can also listen to full episodes on YouTube!


Introducing Trashy Divorces

Trashy Divorces is a new podcast from your friends at Hemlock Creatives. Hosted by Stacie and Alicia, each week we bring you two outrageous stories of the rich, the famous, and the powerful - behaving badly. Season 1 of Trashy Divorces launches January 1, with new episodes landing every Sunday after that. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to pods. It's a good podcast about bad relationships. Subscribe now and never miss a garbage day. Twitter & Insta:...