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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.

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.
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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.

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English


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#58 Breaking Up with Friends is Hard to Do

11/21/2017
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{Just in time for the holidays, access our FREE Best Friends Gift Guide! http://bit.ly/BestFriendsGiftGuide} We’ve all had that friendship that fizzled out. And most of us have experienced one that exploded. After a bad friendship breakup, we walk around with the scars of those failed relationships for years, not unlike a romantic breakup. That’s why we’re talking about breaking up with a friend: what makes our relationships with friends so tenuous, our personal friendship deal-breakers,...

Duration: 00:24:10


#57 Parenting is Embarrassing!

11/15/2017
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Parenting can be totally embarrassing. Our kids are constantly putting us in awkward, “what the hell do I do now?” situations. Your toddler knocks over the towering cookie display in the grocery story. Your baby poops through both her spare outfits on the plane. Your kid pees on the floor in the middle of your Target run. We’ve all been there. That’s why, we're dedicating this episode to your most embarrassing public parenting moments. We asked listeners to send in their stories, and we...

Duration: 00:23:12


#56 "Please Stop Smelling Me!"

11/8/2017
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If you’ve been tuning in to Best Friend Banter, receiving our weekly newsletter, or following us on social media, then you probably know we just had a friendship milestone: our first ever girls trip! And this was not just any girls trip; it was also the first time we’ve seen each other in person in over three years. We had an incredible, minus a few out of our control circumstances...but we also had some surprises along the way that we just have to talk about. On this week's episode,...

Duration: 00:26:25


#55: What Would Your Father Say?

10/25/2017
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In this week's episode of Best Friend Banter, we're welcoming stay-at-home dad Alan back to the podcast! This time, we're asking Alan to weigh in on playground drama (the subject of episode #54) and the plight of fathers when it comes to the lack of diaper changing tables in public restrooms. What's a dad to do?? Get ready for a good laugh and be sure to share this episode with a dad who's shared Alan's struggle! Music: Simple Hop Spinning Departures Barricade

Duration: 00:31:28


#54 Playground Politics

10/17/2017
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Does bringing your kid to the playground ever feel a little Lord of the Flies? There's so much to navigate! Never mind the slides and the monkey bars. There are big kids trampling little kids; little kids spoiling the big kids' fun. Boys chasing girls; girls confusing boys about whether they enjoy the chase. And in all that, us parents have to figure out when to step in and when to butt out. On this week's episode of Best Friend Banter, we're covering playground politics in all its...

Duration: 00:17:35


Episode #53: Hair!

10/10/2017
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Thanks so much for all your comments on our super popular podcast on "Kids Birthday Party Etiquette!" We're starting off this week's podcast with a reader comment that was SO intuitive! You've just got to hear it. Then, we're off to talking about hairstyles. What does having long hair say about you? What about short hair? What does your hair style say about all the other aspects of your life? This is like having a 30 minute convo with your bestie about your hair. Don't we all do that??

Duration: 00:25:36


#52 Should Kids Have Best Friends?

10/3/2017
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You've heard it on the news: Prince George won't be allowed to have a best friend at his new school. Is this crazy or a new ideal? This week, we're talking through the science on friendship, the benefits and drawbacks to having a childhood bestie, and our own experiences with "best friends" as children and adults. Join in on the conversation by leaving us a comment on EvieandSarah.com, by emailing us at hi@evieandsarah.com, or by recording a Voice Memo on your phone and forwarding it to...

Duration: 00:22:34


#51: Kids Birthday Party Etiquette: It's My Party I Can Cry if I Want To?

9/26/2017
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Got an invite to a kids birthday party? Having a party of your own? There are SO many etiquette questions to consider! Not sure if you can go to supervise your kid (when you weren't explicitly invited)? Can you bring siblings? How much should you spend on a gift? Do you even HAVE to bring a gift? And what do you do when your child gets the same gift from three different people? Tune in for all the answers to these major birthday party etiquette dilemmas!

Duration: 00:28:27


#50 What Are Your Luxuries?

9/20/2017
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This week, we're talking about the role of luxury in our lives as Evie realizes she's been sleeping in a t-shirt that's 15 years old because she doesn't usually "splurge" on pajamas. Ha! Where do you scrimp and save, and where do you treat yourself, just because you deserve it? How has your view on "luxury" changed over time, from Birkin bags to pimped out strollers? And how can our friends' perspectives on luxury help us to expand our horizons?? Tune in! Email: hi@evieandsarah.com....

Duration: 00:22:32


A New Feature on EvieandSarah.com!

9/12/2017
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It’s that time of year again... We're both sick this week, so we’re giving ourselves permission to get well and record a new episode for you next week. In the mean time, we want to make sure you’re keeping up with what’s happening on our website, EvieandSarah.com. We’ve got a new feature celebrating the power of friendship, with stories about things like: * the Virginia woman who has raised almost $10,000 for her best friend who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey:...

Duration: 00:02:07


#49 Back-to-School Worries

9/5/2017
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{FYI: Evie's microphone gave out before the storm and she's still waiting to receive a new one by mail. Thanks for your patience with her audio!} Do you have a little one headed back to school? Which type of child is he: the one who barely says goodbye, or the one who clings to your leg, screaming, at drop-off? With the start of a new school year, we're talking through our strategies for dealing with little kid anxieties. How do we help our children work through their fears, whether...

Duration: 00:15:22


What Was it Like to Live Through Hurricane Harvey?

9/1/2017
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In this week's episode, Evie, a Houston resident, is sharing her experience during Hurricane Harvey. As harrowing as it was, her family is safe. But as she says, "if I never hear rain again, that'll be okay with me!" Listen in as she tells her story... and learn what the Waffle House has to do with measuring the severity of a hurricane! Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston as they recover from this historic storm!

Duration: 00:19:29


#47 "Genetic Suicide"

8/8/2017
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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!

8/2/2017
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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

7/27/2017
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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

7/19/2017
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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

7/11/2017
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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

7/5/2017
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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

6/26/2017
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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

6/19/2017
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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

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