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Best Friend Banter is biweekly podcast hosted by two best friends who talk about everything, from periods to politics. Our podcast is a complement to our popular lifestyle website, EvieandSarah.com.




#47 "Genetic Suicide"

Usually, we pick our friends because of what we have in common, and major life differences are deal-breakers. But for me and my friend Claire—who I've known since the 9th grade, who went to college with me, who was in my wedding—the greatest potential wedge in our friendship has just never been a focus of conversation, until now: Why did she decided to make sure she'd never become a mother at the same time as I was building my family? In this week's episode, I'm interviewing my one and...

Duration: 00:27:28

#46 Going Vegan!

Sarah's starting a new culinary adventure this week: Veganism! A documentary called What the Health caught her attention and launched her into a quest for the truth about which foods are actually healthy. But...Evie's feeling a little skeptical about conspiracy-theory documentaries and whether a diet this restrictive can actually be good for you (or at all practical!). Tune in for a lively discussion about going vegan. Don't forget, we're still offering listeners $5 Starbucks gift cards...

Duration: 00:31:18

#45: Subscription Box Reviews! Wantable, Ipsy, Trunk Club + Daily Harvest

Are you a subscription skeptic like Evie? Or ready to try anything, like Sarah? Or maybe you're new to subscription boxes. Between us, we've tried: Stitch Fix Wantable Trunk Club Ipsy and Daily Harvest Thinking of trying one of these services? Interested in the convenience of a customized package arriving at your doorstep? You have to listen to our super honest feedback first!! This is a can't-miss episode for anyone interested in subscription boxes.

Duration: 00:18:28

#44 Don't Talk About Yourself Like That

When another woman talks badly about herself, what is she really saying? Is she having an off day or revealing deeper anxieties? Is she fishing for compliments? And is this just harmless "girl talk" or is it damaging to woman at large when we put ourselves down? In this week's episode, we're dissecting a reader/listener question we tackled on our website, EvieandSarah.com, in what's becoming a new advice column. Have a question of your own? Email hi@evieandsarah.com and we may feature your...

Duration: 00:17:45

#43 From the Archives - Princess Culture

We're hard at work on some new episodes of Best Friend Banter. So this week, we're bringing you a listener favorite from the archives, originally titled "The Princess and the (Over)Protective Parents." Are pink sparkly gowns, tiaras, and tiny plastic heels all part of a harmless dress-up tradition, or does Princess Culture give girls a harmful message about their value in society? Is princess culture either/or? Make sure to stay tuned for a brand new episode next week! And don't forget,...

Duration: 00:39:06

#42 Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad

Listen in on this eye opening conversation with special guest, stay at home dad Alan, and fall in love with his juicy secrets and sweet confessions of a stay at home dad. He's sharing things like: -what he hates about being a stay at home dad -his favorite parts of his day -why he feels inferior to other men who don't stay at home -and a couple of super dad secrets!!! If you're a mom, you'll be so surprised at how much he has in common with stay at home moms! If you're a dad, you'll relate...

Duration: 00:32:14

#41: Listen to This Before Setting off Fireworks This Year

For some of us, celebrating the Fourth of July means a night sky full of fireworks. We have such fond memories of sitting on a picnic blanket after dark, looking up in awe of our town's fireworks display. What a special summertime treat! But why is setting fireworks off in your yard one of the worst things you can do?? Thinking of setting off fireworks this summer? You can't miss this episode.

Duration: 00:08:26

#40 Flying the Unfriendly Skies...With Kids

You're running late for your flight. They're boarding in an hour and you still need to clear a massive security line, make a much needed bathroom stop, pick up a lunch option that doesn't involve chicken nuggets, and gate check an item. What could be more stressful? How 'bout adding a screaming infant and an uncooperative toddler? Yup, that'll do it! Traveling with kids is messy, as we're sooo ready to admit. But what about the other adults who are all too quick to beat up parents...

Duration: 00:20:48

39 From the Archives - Body Image

This week, we're throwing back to one of our very first episodes (#2 actually) on body image. Evie flew to Denver with her family last week, so we're pulling an old post from our archives that we know you'll love! We're talking about how our bodies changed when we became mothers and how we dress them, why Evie was scarred by the tiny exposure she had to the modeling industry in NYC, and what made Sarah fall in love with LuLaRoe. You'll also hear Evie talking breast size before she'd even...

Duration: 00:30:29

#38 How Do You Know You're Done Having Kids?

Sarah's got 3 kids. Evie's got 2. Sarah wants a 4th. Evie says she's done having babies. But how do you know when you're done? Is the organized chaos of a big family something we learn to love or something we're born ready to tackle? Is it in some way selfish to say you're done having kids? And do we need to explain our family's state to strangers or even friends and family?

Duration: 00:29:50

#37 Girls Trip Destination Decided + a DARE

A few weeks ago, we challenged our listeners to come up with a place for us to take our girls trip, and the votes are in! Where are we going? Who won the Target gift card? You'll find out in this episode! And...what did Evie dare Sarah to do on this trip that is TOTALLY out of her comfort zone? Listen in to find out! And don't forget, we're still offering listeners $5 Starbucks gift cards just for leaving us a quick review on iTunes:...

Duration: 00:17:47

#36 How a Mother's Day Card Made Me Question "Staying at Home"

We've always thought that being a mom is a *super* important job—a role we could even put our careers and professional ambitions on hold for. But one of the kids' Mother's Day cards has Evie wondering what message she's been sending to her girls by staying home with them. How exactly did a six-year-old launch Evie into an "existential crisis" with a single sentence? Tune in to find out and be sure to check out some of the posts we've written over the years defending, celebrating, and...

Duration: 00:20:24

#35 I Am Woman

In this week’s episode, Sarah’s having a total Aha! moment when she struggles to get help with her gardening project in a home improvement store, and then gets completely ignored at the car dealership. Is she starting to realize why women like Evie have been all worked up about rampant sexism? Tune in, plus learn how you could be featured in an upcoming episode of Best Friend Banter on how you know whether you want more kids. We’re asking listeners to send us their stories by recording...

Duration: 00:14:51

#34 Boobs, Butts, and Bathing Suits: Summer When You're Over Thirty

What draws all women together this time of year? The stress of bathing suit shopping, of course! This week, we're chatting about boobs, butts, and bathing suits with Sarah's friend RaChelle who shares her insights on being curvier in the posterior than we are. So, why DON'T Sarah and RaChelle see their curves---the ones Evie just paid big bucks to get!---as assets during bathing suit season? And who do you agree with? Tune into this HILARIOUS conversation to find out! And send us your own...

Duration: 00:27:14

#33 "Don't Call Me Unless..." - Modern Phone Etiquette

Do you squirm every time you have to pick up the phone to call someone? If it's your bestie, probably not, but what if it's your boss? An acquaintance? Do you feel like you're walking in on someone naked when they answer the phone? "Whoops, sorry...didn't mean to bother you..." What? Are we apologizing for talking on the phone? That's what's going on this week on Best Friend Banter. Phone and texting etiquette, and whether this move away from the telephone is just a mom thing or the new...

Duration: 00:20:37

#32 Taboo Topics: Religion

Sex, Money, Religion... Totally off the table if you're making polite conversation at a boring dinner party, but if you're chatting up your bestie, everything's fair game! With Easter and Passover under our belts, we're tackling everything that makes those holidays special but complicated, how our religions seem to compete twice a year, and our answers to the question "Is God real?" Sticky subjects handled with a whole lot of humor! Tune in, plus learn about how you could be featured in an...

Duration: 00:20:54

#31 The most honest conversation about race you'll hear: Interview with Cameron Harris of In Our Words

This conversation is all the things you want to say about race, all the things you want to ask, but can't, or won't. We did. Cameron Harris, the director and producer of In Our Words (an independent documentary showing in select theaters), spoke with us about his film, about why now's the time for an honest dialogue about race, and why everyone needs to see In Our Words: https://inourwordsfilm.com/ "In Our Words explores what African-Americans and Africans in the Diaspora in the U.S.,...

Duration: 00:39:42

#30 Girls Trip! Where? You decide + WIN $25 Target gift card

That's it, dammit! It's time for a girls trip! We haven't seen each other in almost THREE whole years, and that just ain't right. So we're planning a girls trip! Well, kind of. We've agreed to meet up this summer, but we have no idea where. Have a great suggestion? Listen in on our hilarious discussion about what we're looking for in the perfect girls-trip destination and email your suggestion to hi@evieandsarah.com. If we go with your spot, we'll send you a $25 Target gift card to thank...

Duration: 00:15:31

#30 What No One Wants to Admit About Their Marriage After a Baby

Are you expecting your first baby? Then, you've got to hear this podcast on what truly happens with your marriage after the baby arrives. Hear it from us first; this is the stuff no one talks about. Already had babies? Let us know if you related to Evie's super popular post and now podcast, "What No One Wants to Admit About Their Marriage After a Baby": http://www.evieandsarah.com/marriage-after-baby/ We're dissecting the comments and confessing what our marriages were really like when our...

Duration: 00:30:17

#28 How Good Are You at Saying "No"?

You're standing in the checkout line, and the cashier asks you to donate to a food bank/children's hospital/local school. Your boss asks you to be a team player and take notes during a meeting. A homeless person approaches and asks you for money. The PTA at your kid's school asks you to be the new VP. Can you bring yourself to say no? We're confessing what factors tip the scales for us, and how we respond to inner and outer expectations after taking Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies Quiz:...

Duration: 00:23:06

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