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Join New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Is the New Black Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. every week for their take on whatever - and whomever - is bothering them now. Then pour yourself a cold one and settle in; you're with friends now.

Join New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Is the New Black Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. every week for their take on whatever - and whomever - is bothering them now. Then pour yourself a cold one and settle in; you're with friends now.
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Join New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Is the New Black Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. every week for their take on whatever - and whomever - is bothering them now. Then pour yourself a cold one and settle in; you're with friends now.

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Episode Twenty-Five: How About a Nice, Tall Glass of Haterade?

4/26/2018
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In the words of the world renowned philosopher DJ Lee Farmer: "Love is all you need... but hate'll get you through." Nothing motivates us more than whatever it is we despise. That's why Chicago media personality Gina B. and New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster pay tribute to hate on this podcast. They discuss that which they loathe, that which lights a fire under their collective asses, that which makes them strive for change, for a difference. Oh, okay, let's be honest. They...

Duration:00:51:21

Episode Twenty-Four: Is High School Ever Really Over?

4/10/2018
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"Let's face it; no kid in high school feels as though they fit in." - Stephen King If you describe high school as "the best four years of my life," skip this episode, it's not for you. For most of us, high school was an interminable slog of waiting for our lives to begin. The uncertainty... the acne... the Algebra II. No, thanks. Even though few of us relished the experience, those times are something we'll never forget. But, why? Join Chicago media personality Gina B. and New York Times...

Duration:00:53:07

Episode Twenty-Three: Fractured Fairytales

4/3/2018
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Is the idea of Prince Charming riding up on a white horse to rescue the damsel in distress terribly romantic? Yes. Is the idea of Prince Charming riding up on a white horse to rescue the damsel in distress horribly outdated and entirely unrealistic? Hell, yes. Let's be honest, fairytales are pretty messed up, giving generations of women expectations that are borderline dangerous. The only thing you're going to end up with if you kiss a frog is lip herpes. And don't even start us on the...

Duration:00:56:42

Episode Twenty-Two: Two Weeks? Yeah, and the Check Is in the Mail

2/27/2018
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"Two weeks." Those were the words that nearly pushed Tom Hanks's character over the edge in the movie The Money Pit. Until your hosts underwent their own home renovations, they thought this film was a comedy. ​Now they know it was a cautionary tale. ​That's why New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. are delighted to welcome author/home renovation expert Stacey Ballis to this episode of the show! They'll discuss her FOUR YEAR renovation...

Duration:00:54:22

Episode Twenty-One: Becky with the Good Hair

2/20/2018
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Jim Morrison once said, "Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts," and he died in a bathtub. (Let that soak in for a second.) Hair is our crowning glory, a means of expression. We hide behind it, or shine beneath it. Long, beautiful, steaming, gleaming, flaxen, waxen... we all adore hair. That's why the average woman spends almost two hours a week styling her hair. By the time we're 65, we'll have devoted SEVEN FULL MONTHS to working on our coiffs. And that number doesn't include...

Duration:01:03:04

Episode Twenty: You're Not Neurotic, They're Just Rude

2/12/2018
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Pet peeves - we all have them. Some of us have more than others. Some of us didn't know we had more than others, until they recorded this podcast. (AND THAT IS OKAY.) What gets you? The coworker who insists on sharing his sneeze with the world? The spouse who returns a carton with single swig of milk in it back to the fridge? The gum snapper in the grocery store? Who's being rude here, them or you? (Spoiler alert: it's them.) Join Chicago media personality Gina B. and New York Times...

Duration:00:51:40

Episode Nineteen: The Antisocial Network

2/5/2018
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"Are Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. really social, or just a terrible facisimilie?" "Does social media enhance our lives, or does it make us feel worse?" "Are we addicted? If so, how do we break away?" "And are we part of the problem by using social media to promote a podcast about how social media makes us crazy?" These are the questions New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. ask themselves this week. Join them as they break down...

Duration:00:55:19

Episode Eighteen (No, Really): Liquor? I Barely Know Her!

1/29/2018
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Join New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. as they raise their glasses to the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

Duration:00:41:34

Episode Seventeen: All the Single Ladies

1/22/2018
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With Valentine's Day looming, relationship columnist Gina B. and general know-it-all Jen Lancaster share their best romantic advice to get you successfully coupled up by 2/14. Let this be the last V.D. where you have to buy your own damn chocolate heart! For those already in a relationship, their advice on this episode can help you *stay* happy as a couple. Providing the color commentary on this podcast are their significant others, and, honestly... it's kind of a shitshow. So, if nothing...

Duration:00:55:17

Episode Sixteen: What's So F@#$%ing Funny?

1/15/2018
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Chicago media personality Gina B. and New York Times bestseling author Jen Lancaster talk comedy in this episode! From describing their own first experiences doing stand-up to breaking down the genius that is Dave Chappelle to examining how political correctness is changing the face of what's okay for society to find funny, this podcast is a tight five. (Plus, like, another forty.)

Duration:00:51:56

Episode Fifteen: New Year... Who Dis?

1/5/2018
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The holidays are over and New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and media personality Gina B. are back in action, opening the 2018 season in style... well, in their style, anyway. Join them as they kick off their fitness challenge before discussing America's second favorite hobby/second most-visited category of websites! (Spoiler lert: it's not porn.) The best news is that, much like Black Mirror, The Stories We'd Tell in Bars episodes are stand-alone and self-contained, so if...

Duration:00:44:22

Episode Fourteen: It's Always 4:20 Somewhere (Or Is It?)

12/12/2017
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Chicago media personality Gina B. and New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster end their first podcast season with neither bang nor whimper, but in a cloud of smoke. Join the ladies (and their special guests!) as they discuss marijuana culture and debate the issue if it's always 4:20 somewhere. (Spoiler alert: the uptight person is exactly who you'd guess and she even manages to nerd-up the idea of weed.) Jen and Gina will return with an all-new season in January, 2018!

Duration:00:47:05

Episode Thirteen: How to Holiday without Losing Your Damn Mind - Our Best Tips, Tricks, and Cheats

12/1/2017
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It's the most wonderful time of the year... or is it? Are you so bogged down in seasonal stress that you're ready to hibernate from now until spring? Oh, honey... you're not alone. And that's why Gina B. and Jen--along with their special in-studio holiday elves--are here to share how to reclaim your happy, happy and your merry, merry this holiday season. So spike your egg nog and tune in - we're here to help.

Duration:01:05:13

Episode Twelve: No One Can Keep Up with the Kardashians

11/22/2017
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Whether you love them or hate them, it's impossible to avoid them. Today, the Stories We'd Tell in Bars team covers the ubiquitous Kardashian clan. Join Chicago media personality Gina B. and New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster as they break down all things Kardashian/Jenner, from Kris Jenner's master plan to Blac Chyna's long game. And bring your tinfoil hat - you'll need it for Jen's conspiracy theory.

Duration:00:47:13

Episode Eleven: Such a Pretty Fat

11/1/2017
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Gina and Jen dish up their heaviest episode ever as they delve into diet, exercise, and exactly what it might take to stop hating those numbers on the scale. Listen in as they share their favorite healthier-living tips, tricks, and cheats. Pour yourself a sparkling water with a lemon wedge and settle in as the girls discuss all things weight-loss-related. Or, listen with a slice of pie... because this is a judgment-free zone.

Duration:00:51:20

Episode Ten: Every Day Is Halloween

10/24/2017
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In practically every way, New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. are of one mind until it comes to Gina's best and Jen's worst holiday of the year. Listen in as they break down everything that's wrong with Halloween (children's pimp costume, we're looking at you) and what's right (hello, full-size candy bars). Then shit gets real as they discuss that which is never okay, and why. So, join the ladies for all of the treats and none of the...

Duration:00:53:16

Episode Nine: Employed Is the New Black

10/16/2017
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Unemployed? Underemployed? Or just ready for a change? Then today's episode of Stories We'd Tell in Bars is for you! Join New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. as they tap into Gina's vast expertise as an executive recruiter, discussing the best - and worst - practices in landing a new gig. (Spoiler alert - manners count and recruiters never want to see pictures of your junk.)

Duration:01:03:29

Episode Eight: The Fall TV Preview BECAUSE NO ONE READS ANY MORE

10/5/2017
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We are living in the golden age of television! With the advent of streaming services and so many new networks, options, and ways to watch, it's almost impossible to not find a program you'll love. Join your hosts Chicago media personality Gina B. and New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster as they explore both the fall TV season and old favorites, discussing everything that's fit to watch Because, let's be honest, no one reads anymore. (Jen's note: FML.)

Duration:00:55:40

Episode Seven: Let's Talk About Pets, Baby

9/28/2017
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Every week Chicago media personality Gina B and New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster claim that they're going to cover their favorite topic, but this time they really mean it. Join them as they share their favorite pet stories and they try to determine which one of them is more insane when it comes to four-legged friends. (Spoiler alert: it's Jen.) Just know this - crazy pet peole are made, not born.

Duration:01:04:46

Episode Six: Gimme Shelter (Programming)

9/22/2017
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There's one thing that draws us together as a country, one truth we hold self-evident, one point on which every one of us, no matter race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, or sex can agree - and that's our belief that every homeowner on Love It or List It is an asshole. Join Chicago media personality Gina B. and author Jen Lancaster as they discuss the factors driving the rise of HGTV and why we as a nation have such a love/hate relationship with it. P.S. to new listeners - if you're...

Duration:01:15:30