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EPISODE 26: YOU'RE NOT A REAL FAN

1/16/2018
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Your favorite ladies are back and ready to talk waaaaaay too much in 2018! Melissa, Emily, and Hannah go over their holiday dramas, talk about the Time’s Up movement and the disgusting, creepy men hiding behind it, Trump’s “shit hole” countries, the whole Logan Paul situation, and Star Wars: the Last Jedi (spoiler alert: Melissa hasn’t seen it). Enjoy! GIVE US SOME LOVE ON: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/light…d1196140244?mt=2 Stitcher:...

Duration:01:12:14

EPISODE 25: I LOVE AND I LIKE YOU

12/13/2017
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In our latest episode, Melissa and Emily make not one but three exciting announcements with a special guest to finish up the year! We talk about net neutrality and why it's so important to stay informed on what's going on in your world (no matter if it impacts you or not)! Melissa shares some insight on how to deal with voicing your feelings while Emily shares what it's like to be behind the scenes for Big Brother. They also discuss how and why podcasting is sooooo hard! GIVE US SOME LOVE...

Duration:01:16:47

EPISODE 24: DON'T DISMISS ME

12/5/2017
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It's been a minute but we are BACK and just in time for the holidays! Today's special guest is actually a local Seattle musician so she's used to the fame and speaking to the media! We're so excited to welcome talented musician and everyone's step-in Mother if you need one, Rani Weatherby of Champagne Honeybee! A singer of all genres and ukulele rockstar, Rani walks us through her life as a musician who writes her own music, her experience growing up as an adopted Indian woman in a...

Duration:01:11:38

EPISODE 23: EUROPE 2017 TRIP RECAP

11/21/2017
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After exploring London and Paris for a week - we’re back! Sit back, relax, and have a glass of wine while we recount our travel stories, travesties, and tips. A loooooot happened (spoiler: Emily went to emergency services and Melissa freaked out at the Eiffel Tower). Find out if we found aliens at Stonehenge, said hello to the Queen, if the Paris Passes are worth it, got lost EVERYWHERE aaaand more! TLDR: basically we’re quitting our day jobs and becoming travel bloggers now.

Duration:01:22:59

EPISODE 22: I THINK WE WILL GET THERE EVENTUALLY

10/24/2017
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We’re back with episode 22 and as usual the trend continues with some classic T-Swift bashing and pineapple pizza loving! Our guest in this episode is a Mr. Derek Collins who shares his views on why he’s wrong about dissing the pineapple pizza, representation of people of color on tv and in movies, why feminism should be OBVIOUS and his experience identifying as pansexual! He’s basicalllllly an all-around smart, awesome dude who we’re thrilled to have on. As always come listen, learn, and...

Duration:01:15:25

EPISODE 20: PEOPLE ARE CORRUPT

9/26/2017
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Words cannot explain how excited we are for this episode! We invited our friends over at Talk It Out Podcast to come on for an episode, and they said yes!! This week we "talk it out" with Gabby and KT about almost everything: how hypocritical the ACLU is defending Milo Yiannopoulos (hate speech =/= free speech), the total (solar) eclipse of our hearts (~superstition~ surrounding the solar eclipse), Halsey's interview with Playboy and being bi-racial, Taylor Swift is trash, the media is...

Duration:01:07:19

EPISODE 19: BMI - BULLSHIT MEASUREMENT INDEX

8/29/2017
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We’re international now!! All the way from Germany our special guest DOT shares her experience identifying as a fem, how terrible diet culture is, what fat shaming really looks like, and how tattoos are a creative way to take back your body. Can’t believe we have to say this, but guys, DON’T go up to an overweight person and tell them to eat a salad. That’s so rude. Take a listen and learn more about body positivity in EPISODE 19: BMI - BULLSHIT MEASUREMENT INDEX! COOL LINKS: Isabel Foxen...

Duration:01:51:57

SHOOTING THE SHIT: EPISODE 5

8/22/2017
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Your two favorite wino's are baaaack with another SHOOTING THE SHIT!!! And can I say this STS is probably my favorite?? We get a lil boozy and talk about what we're passionate about in life: Sansa Stark is a total badass, pineapple DEFINITELY belongs on pizza, how I want to be Nathan Drake when I grow up, and Ivanka's dad is a terrible human being. The usual girl talk. We also have some semi-serious conversation about Charlottesville, why the South shouldn't really be proud of a history...

Duration:01:17:31

EPISODE 18: WE CAN'T ALL GET A LIFETIME MOVIE

8/8/2017
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We all try to block out middle school, but teachers can never escape. We all remember our favorite teachers and our least-favorite, but it's safe to say that teaching is a hard job that requires a devotion to learning and thick skin. But the unsung hero today is not a teacher per se, but a school psychologist who must navigate the law of land while looking out for students best interests. Not only do they deal with middle school drama, they help create plans for students with learning...

Duration:01:43:51

EPISODE 15: IT'S ONLY AS GOOD AS IT'S ENFORCED

6/28/2017
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On today's episode we sit down with Michelle Rocca. She's got an impressive resume. She used to work for the Domestic Violence Coalition of Hawaii, she works part time with sex offenders, and is an all around bad ass lady! We discussed domestic violence and sex trafficking (and what signs to look out for--AKA "grooming"-- and how to help--and though it sucks we NEED to listen to the victims and trust their judgment) as well as Title IX, Betsy DeVos, and how it can alllllll potentially go...

Duration:01:00:46

SHOOTING THE SHIT: EPISODE 3

6/17/2017
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It'e time for everyone's favorite, another episode of SHOOTING THE SHIT!! Only this time, we have a special guest joining our drunken ramblings, and she's one of our favorite people from our good ol' college days. (P.S. If we sound a little loopy it's because we lost our minds, but that's normal, right?) This episode of SHOOTING THE SHIT we hang out with Hannah Johnson and talk life, 13 Reasons Why, how stay at home moms are just as cool as working moms, and the line between a healthy...

Duration:01:30:27

EPISODE 14: WE ARE NOT ANGELINA JOLIE

6/13/2017
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On this week's episode, we sit down with the lovely Rachael Sue, breast cancer "previvor." Four years ago she was diagnosed with the BRCA2 gene, and lost her mother and grandmother to breast cancer years before. So, she decided to get a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her chances of getting cancer. We talk about testing, the ACA, family, and what's it's like being a young woman having to go through this type of diagnosis, and even more. GO SHOW RACHAEL SOME LOVE: Blog:...

Duration:01:46:25

SHOOTING THE SHIT: EPISODE 2

5/23/2017
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Sensitive ears turn away because we're not holding back in this Shooting the Shit episode. We drink wine, play the "new friends" game, talk about sexy time and what's up with the way Hollywood portrays women? We talk a liiiitle about politics, but for our sanity try to keep everything light-hearted. Good news is we didn't have any terrible audio issues this round - we may finally have this podcasting thing down. COOL LINKS: PORN SITES FOR WOMEN (NSFW? Links to an article, not an actual...

Duration:01:25:25

EPISODE 13: WE’RE NOT IN THE OPPRESSION OLYMPICS

5/14/2017
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This episode is a little different—you’re not going to hear us a whole lot. We’re turning our platform over to Tracia Banuelos and Debbie Ojeda-Leitner, two students who go to Wichita State University and served on the 59th session student government association with former President Joseph Shepard. During an end of the year banquet, out going president Joseph was called the n-word and almost assaulted by the incoming president’s parents. We talk with Debbie and Tracia about the incident,...

Duration:00:34:24

EPISODE 12: WE'RE TRYING TO SURVIVE ALL THE TIME

5/9/2017
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Happy almost mother’s day!! Honestly, moms are the coolest, and in honor of our great mothers we take a listen to one of our favorite single moms about an issue that affects up to 20% of new mothers in the United States: postpartum depression. Yes, the movies lied to us that pregnancy, birth, and raising a child is not all happiness and rainbows. Not only is it incredibly challenging to have and raise a child, there’s this specific type of depression that makes it difficult to connect to a...

Duration:01:36:28

EPISODE 11: BOTH SIDES WANT THE SAME THINGS

4/25/2017
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On this week’s episode, we talk to someone on the “other side.” No, not ghosts or anything—a conservative. Someone on the toooootal opposite end of the political spectrum. We interview Stephanie Corder, graphic designer, super Catholic, and wine enthusiast extraordinaire about a bunch of politically divisive subjects: The Big Cheeto in office, the Muslim ban, conservative beliefs, Catholicism, birth control, physician assisted suicide, IVF, Tomi Lahren, graphic design, and much more....

Duration:01:39:02

EPISODE 10: THERE'S NO ONE LIKE YOU

4/11/2017
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This is our TENTH EPISODE! Get ready for a great listen, because in honor of Autism Awareness Month we have a very special guest who is an advocate for the community, a karaoke champion, and an "Assassins Creed" bride. Meet Erin Warry, a woman who has autism and is here to break it to the world that autism is not what the media portrays it to be (hint: Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory is a terrible representation and we love Temple Grandin.)We talk about the stereotypes, what growing up...

Duration:01:38:06

SHOOTING THE SHIT: EPISODE 1

4/4/2017
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So, this week we have something a little different in store. We're starting a new series/segment/whatever you want to call it called SHOOTING THE SHIT! We're going to drink a little (or a lot in Melissa's case this week) and talk about topics YOU asked us to chit chat about. So, on this week's agenda, we got drunk and talked about body image, The Cliteracy (yes, the history of the clit), video games, queer baiting, and what we were like as "kids." In true bestie fashion, we definitely lost...

Duration:01:11:52

EPISODE 9: EVERYONE HAS A BIAS

3/22/2017
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On this week’s episode, we interview the lovely Samm Mammoser (and yes—it’s Samm with TWO m’s). She’s just like us—she’s travelled and moved across the country—from Chicago, to Dallas, back to Chicago, and then Denver to be exact. We talk about how hard it is to make friends after college and in a new city (spoiler: it takes a year to create a core group of friends), and how Samm and Melissa met. Then we move onto the political realm: we discuss Black Lives Matter and Samm’s view on it...

Duration:01:28:17

EPISODE 7: THESE PEOPLE ALL LOOK NORMAL

3/7/2017
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On today's episode, we put on our investigative hats and discuss a variety of scary things: cold cases, JonBenet Ramsey, why we shouldn't give serial killers "names," how NOT to get kidnapped, and this dude who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan to impress Jodie Foster. Tara Wrysec is the epitome of the "Too Good for This World, Too Pure" cinnamon roll meme. She's taking matters into her own hands and advocating for murder victims and their families. Stay tuned for her upcoming magazine,...

Duration:01:11:28