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Pond Between Friends is a lifestyle podcast hosted by two lifelong friends living across the pond from each other. Weekly episodes will feature candid conversations about anything and everything.

Pond Between Friends is a lifestyle podcast hosted by two lifelong friends living across the pond from each other. Weekly episodes will feature candid conversations about anything and everything.
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Pond Between Friends is a lifestyle podcast hosted by two lifelong friends living across the pond from each other. Weekly episodes will feature candid conversations about anything and everything.






E13: Getting Out of a Rut, Benefits of a Weekend Getaway, and the Phenomenon that is Mrs. Hinch

We've reached *lucky* number 13! Why aren't Americans more superstitious like the Brits? We're chatting all about the benefits of a quick weekend getaway to feel more refreshed, and tackling ways to get yourself out of a rut, be it in your career or just life in general. Laura and Nicole share their personal experiences with falling into a rut and how they get out of them. Nicole has also started a new book, Girl, Wash Your Face, which everyone seems to be talking about. This may be the...


E12: Stay in Your Lane & Stop the Comparison Game

In this episode, Nicole and Laura dive deeper into why we all need to stop comparing our lives to those around us, those people we see on TV and on social media because it's a downward spiral that will ultimately leave you feeling unhappy. We discuss why it is so important (this episode's hot button word!) to focus on what is going on in your life now and what makes you happy now, instead of wishing you were in a different phase, wishing you were married, wishing you had children...life is...


E11: We're Back & Chatting Netflix Binges, Must-Read Books, and All About Splitting Up the Household Chores

Ohhhh yeah, we're back and it feels so good! After a month without an episode, we've got lots to catch up on. Find out what Nicole's big news is, and has Laura moved into the new house yet? We've spent much of our summer watching Netflix series and reading good books and we're sharing our must-watch and must-read picks. We're also chatting all about household chores and how we split them up, and of course we go on random tangents about food (and profess our love for Olive Garden), how homes...


E10: THIS IS 30: Expectations, Reality, and Everything in Between

Nicole and Laura dive into what life at 30 is all about and hold nothing back. What did we imagine our lives at 30 would be when we were younger, and are our lives as we thought? Spoiler: NOPE. That is life, it rarely goes to plan, and that's what makes it so exciting. We get into why societal timelines and expectations need to be blocked out, and instead, we all need to focus on the here and now, and embrace every stage in life we are at, because, surprise, life moves fast. Not in a...


E09: We Need to Make Afternoon Tea a Thing in the US (Clotted Cream and all), and How Do You Make Friends at 30?

Nicole and Laura are on a mission to make Afternoon Tea a thing in the US, because who doesn't love an excuse to drink tea (and champagne) out of beautiful china, eat finger sandwiches and mini cakes with girlfriends? Laura breaks down exactly what happens at Afternoon Tea and how perfectly British the tradition is. Nicole also gets the scoop from Laura on what the Rugby World Cup Series Sevens is all about after seeing lots of Brits and Europeans dressed up in outlandish costumes in support...


E08: Football did not come home and our Summer Essentials: Summer Reads and Summer Skincare

Unfortunately, football did not come home and England did not make it to the final of the World Cup, so life must move on! Not only has the World Cup ended, but Wimbledon has also finished, so England's 'best month ever' may finally be coming to an end, though the weather is still lovely. Find out what woke Nicole up at 3am on Saturday morning, and why Laura is questioning her hoovering/vacuuming method. Nicole and Laura discuss what is on their current summer reading lists and also chat...


E07: England is Having its Best Month Ever: World Cup, Weather, and Wimbledon!

It is all about England right now and things are really heating up with the weather, the World Cup and Wimbledon. Nicole gets the low-down on the English flag vs. the Union Jack (this is a no judgement zone!) and we're talking all things summer fashion and how to survive in the heat while commuting. We're also chatting Wimbledon and our thoughts on Serena Williams now that she's a working mother, and don't hold back giving our opinions on how we thought the media handled her playing and...


E06: Fourth of July Celebrations, Fireworks, What is Guy Fawkes Anyways, and Daily Routines

Laura and Nicole discuss the World Cup, Love Island, and did Meghan Markle make another Royal faux-pas? Being the Fourth of July, Nicole breaks down how the USA celebrates its Independence and Laura tests her history knowledge describing what Guy Fawkes is all about in England. With summer in full swing, routines can easily get thrown off and Nicole and Laura chat about how they try to maintain a consistent daily routine and fight the urge to sleep in on the weekend and spend a lazy day...


E05: What Motivates You?

Laura and Nicole could not start this episode without discussing the World Cup and how well England is doing (and the hot summer weather England is experiencing right now as well!) One could say this is England's best week ever. Episode five dives into the topic of motivation and we share the areas in our lives we are exceptionally motivated in and why, and also divulge where we wish we could be more motivated. We discuss motivation to do with careers, fitness, and life in general, and does...


E04: Wait, We Have to "Adult" Now? Real Talk About Life Expectations

Laura and Nicole dive into the complex world of expectations. Specifically, expectations about post-grad life and having to navigate life after college/university. We talk about the differences between expectations in the US versus UK for continuing your education past high school/senior school, and how prepared for the 'real world' we felt coming out of school. The topic of expectations is one we will continuously revisit in episodes to come and we hope you'll join us for the conversation....


E03: Self-Care, Dealing with Anxiety, and Staying Positive

In this episode, Nicole and Laura discuss the importance of self-care, ways of dealing with anxiety and staying positive. We are sharing how we reduce stress and anxiety and give some top tips in working through negative feelings. We begin this somewhat heavy episode talking about lighter things such as Nicole's new obsession with the TV show Riverdale, Laura's addiction to the new season of Love Island and share some funny travel stories. Mentioned in this episode: Riverdale on...


E02: We're Talking Weddings: Ours, Others, and Everything in Between

Nicole and Laura are talking weddings and not holding anything back! You'll hear all about our weddings, what didn't go as planned, if we would change anything and why the dates we chose have special meaning. We're also discussing the way weddings differ from the US to UK and how to be the perfect wedding guest. Happy listening! Want to see even more of our days? We are sharing some pictures of our weddings, additional details and top tips on our BLOG, make sure to check it out! Pond...


E01: Meet Nicole and Laura, Why a Podcast, and Long-Distance Friendship

Here it is, episode one of Pond Between Friends! We are so excited to officially kick-off this journey and in this episode you'll get to know us, your hosts, Nicole and Laura, and we explain why we decided to start this podcast. You'll also get to hear the story of how we met and how we've managed to keep our strong friendship going for over 22 years across countries and time zones. Mixed in we discuss our top goal for year one of the podcast (spoiler: it involves a beach in the Maldives)...


Bonus Episode: Royal Wedding Recap

We've got an exciting bonus episode for you and we're breaking down the Royal Wedding. We discuss what it was like watching at 4AM from the west coast of the US and what the atmosphere was like in England. What did we think of Meghan's dress(es), and who wore it best: royal wedding guest edition. Find out who we thought stole the show: spoiler, it was not Meghan, and what our favorite parts of whole day were. We even extend an invitation to a certain new Duchess to join us on Pond Between...


Official Trailer

Welcome to Pond Between Friends hosted by lifelong friends living across the pond from each other, Nicole and Laura. On this podcast you can expect to hear us having candid conversations about anything and everything. From lighthearted and relatable chats that will sure to make you laugh to some more personal conversations, we are excited to share this journey with you. Tune in every week for new episodes and be sure to subscribe so you never miss out on the latest Pond Between Friends.