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Single vs. Married Podcast


A comedy, conversational, interview show hosted by real-life best friends who have very different perspectives on love and life. Tina-Louise Eckert is single and Tara Jean O’Brien is married.

A comedy, conversational, interview show hosted by real-life best friends who have very different perspectives on love and life. Tina-Louise Eckert is single and Tara Jean O’Brien is married.


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A comedy, conversational, interview show hosted by real-life best friends who have very different perspectives on love and life. Tina-Louise Eckert is single and Tara Jean O’Brien is married.




Episode 13: Being a Breadwinner With Christie Clough Bishop!

Have you worn out your favorite pajamas yet? Us too! No matter how many holes we have in our pants, we're pressing on with this week's episode. (This was recorded pre-COVID, so if it sounds like we still had hope and wonder in our voices, that's why.) At any rate, we had a FANTASTIC conversation with the wildly impressive and professional badass, Christie Clough Bishop about being the breadwinner in a relationship. Did you get tense just reading that? We know! It's a topic we were eager to...


Episode 12: Long Distance Relationships with Megan Brasfield!

We hope everyone is staying safe out there! This episode was recorded prior to learning that no one washes their hands (why are some people so gross?) and that America is very concerned about how much pooping they will be doing in their own homes. Hope our plumbers are ready for this poop-demic... The super adorable Megan Brasfield sat down with us to talk about her current relationship with her long-distance boyfriend who lives in Australia! WHOA! We asked her if she could tell Hugh Jackman...


Episode 11: Divorce (the Big D) with Scott Palmason!

The uber-talented Scott Palmason sat down with us to talk about his experience with divorce. This is a subject that almost no one wants to talk about but let's face it--nearly every single person reading this has first-hand experiences with the Big D! (Also, some of us would like better experiences with other types of 'Big D.' We digress. But also Divorce is a mixed bag of emotions and we were so grateful that we were able to tackle this tough topic in an...


Episode 10: When Your Partner Gets Sick with Ian MacLeod!

We were honored and inspired by this week's guest, Ian MacLeod, and his story of his journey when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).


Episode 9: Cheating with Sean Michael Boozer!

Loading up the big guns now! In this episode, we address the ever taboo subject of cheating. Is it worse when you're married or is it worse when you're single? How do you move forward in your relationship? Does it always mean the end? Also, there are (depressingly) many resources for married people to find partners for extramarital affairs. WHAT IS THIS LIFE?! Luckily, we have the talented, and very honest, Sean Michael Boozer with us to talk about cheating and he shares some of the male...


Episode 8: Natural Childbirth with Shea Andreone!

We cannot WAIT for you to listen to this fascinating episode about natural childbirth! As our regular listeners know, neither one of us has children for reasons including, "none of your business," and, "can you ask me a more relevant question," but hearing Shea's pregnancy story is inspiring, beautiful, and 100% made us cry. She talks all about having hyperemesis gravidarum which is a fancy way of saying 'morning sickness' except it never went away and yes, she vomited all the time not just...


Episode 7: Uber Safety with James Elden!

This week we sit down with former rideshare driver, and our friend, James Elden! We learn that Tina-Louise has been stalked by a number of Uber drivers and Tara Jean is blissfully unaware that anything bad could possibly happen in a total stranger's car. The great news is Uber/Lyft safety has come a long way and if you ever use rideshare, you should download safety apps and utilize emergency tools when you use the services. Bottom line, don't be rude to your drivers, do speak up if you're...


Episode 6: Religion with Chris Cappiello!

The dashing and brilliant Christopher Cappiello sits down with us to talk about religion! Surprisingly, none of us were immediately sent to hell (yet). Specifically, we talk about when one partner is a member of a religion and one is not--will there be ANY disagreement in this episode? Will we end the podcast after this episode? Will we all have to bow to a cat god after this (hint: too late)? We hope you enjoy listening to Chris's insights as much as we did! Forced Chris to love us! It...


Episode 5: Adoption with Tina Sanchez!

We were so lucky to have our delightful, super-Mom, and environmental activist, Tina Sanchez with us to talk all about her experience of adoption her awesome little boy. We learned a lot and we know you will too--whether you have kids or not, this is a topic that effects us all. This is our first part in our three-part series on family planning. Real talk: we'll probably do a lot more than three because we hear parenting/childrearing/children is challenging? I mean, yes is the correct answer...


BONUS! Happy Holidays from TL & TJ!

Tina-Louise and Tara Jean wanted to send a special holiday shout out to our listeners by recounting some of our more traumatizing holiday moments. We hope you listen while trying to tune out your family this holiday season! Thanks for listening and please don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. And also, like and subscribe on your favorite podcast provider! TRANSCRIPT: Single VS. Married 0:10 We wish you horrible Christmas We wish you a horrible Christmas. We wish you...


Episode 4: Vacation Planning with Michael Silva

Our resident travel guru, and person we're usually jealous of, Michael Silva, joins us for this episode all about vacation planning! How hard is it for married couples to plan a vacation? Does a single person always get the couch? What day is the best day to get flight deals? We talk about all this and much, much more! As always, thanks for listening and please don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! We love your feedback and want more! More, more, more, we say!...


Episode 3: Abusive Relationships with Dr. Suzie Chen

We're talking to the brilliant clinical psychologist Dr. Suzie Chen about differences between unhappy relationships and abusive relationships.


Episode 2: Online Dating with Jim O’Brien

One of our OLDEST friends, Jim O'Brien, joins us to talk about the trials and tribulations of online dating. Tina-Louise talks about her recent foray into the world of online dating and Tara Jean talks about the ever so icky world of online dating for married people (there's more than just Ashley Madison--insert gasp here). Also, buckle up for our very first installment of, TRUSH OR TRASH! The segment where a guest tells us a crazy story and TL & TJ have to figure out of the story is true,...


Episode 1: Meet Tina-Louise & Tara Jean!

Single VS. Married has LAUNCHED our FIRST EPISODE! Who the heck are these broads? Dig into this introduction podcast and you'll learn about how we became friends, how LA or not LA we are, how Tina-Louise doesn't remember that we've been best friends for 18 years, and how Tara Jean became the world's foremost Tina-Louise translator. Please enjoy meeting Tina-Louise Eckert and Tara Jean O'Brien on the first episode of Single VS. Married! Love,Single (TL) vs. Married (TJ)