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EP 32 | Leo N

What would you do if you heard someone shared your same (slightly obsessive) passion for romantic movies? WE GAVE HIM AN EPISODE! And he explained why The Big Sick hit very close to home, shared tips on how to win over a Vietnamese mom, and discussed his journey from hiding to celebrating his asian heritage.

Duration: 01:15:22

EP 31 | Justin Reed

Ever hear a story that’s almost too crazy to be fake? On this week’s episode we sit down with Justin Reed and dive into a story that started with a confession over 20 years in the making. You would think I lifetime filled with lies would lead to trust issues, but it’s the exact opposite! Listen to his episode and hear how it all played out.

Duration: 01:00:12

EP 29 | Lisa Marie Basile

Excited to kick off a brand new season with the inspiring Lisa Marie Basile. Lisa’s story takes some unpredictable turns from life in foster care to practicing witchcraft and creating rituals. Don’t worry, it’s not as SPOOKY as it may sound! She is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. Her first book Apocryphal, is a fiction written about New Orleans, sex, death, and finding the self. But her writing doesn't end there, she’s also the founding editor-and-chief of Luna Luna Magazine...

Duration: 01:16:40

EP 28 | Alan & Yvonne

Join us on a mini-trip to Westchester, NY and meet two extraordinary individuals Alan Epstein and Yvonne Tropp. Hear their journey from young love, to a lifetime spent loving another person, and finding love for the second time. We cover many decades, many daughters, and a letter that turned into an unexpected first date. But most of all, we learned that no matter what age there’s always potential for great love.

Duration: 00:59:08

EP 27 | Laura Delarato

If you're in need of some body positivity this is the episode for you. This weeks' guest, Laura Delarato takes us through her inspiring journey becoming an influential plus size model, artist and film maker. Tune in to hear a very honest and raw conversation between two women whose lives have been affected by the shape of their bodies.

Duration: 01:26:18

EP | 26 Cheryl Malik

We all crave connections. And when you're lost thinking no one else will understand, finding someone who relates means everything. This week’s guest Cheryl Malik did just that. She saw a missing piece to the Modern Woman meets Motherhood equation and set out on a mission to fix it by founding NoFilter. With the help of her extensive marketing background, successful blogging history, and experience as a modern mother she created a place for women and mothers to come and share their...

Duration: 01:05:35

EP 25 | Jeremy Elliot

This week’s guest Jeremy Elliott has a little something for all of us to reminisce about. From awkward high school years, to working at the local hotspot, and all the drama that comes with young love. Can’t say we all met our partners while dressed up in a borrowed doctor's outfit, or broken the “bro code” to take her on a date, but we all can appreciate finding a loving & supportive partner that helps you to believe in yourself.

Duration: 01:14:01

EP 24 | Adrienne Scordato

As a NYC woman stuck in the modern dating world this week’s guest Adrienne Scordato worked her way from secretary to CEO of her own business, survived a battle with cancer, and then fell head over heels in love. She waited 45 years to find him, so it makes sense she’d cancel their first date 3 times before finally saying yes! And she's very happy she did.

Duration: 00:50:36

EP 23 | Phuc Nguyen

People say in order to find love you need to stop looking. And, this week’s guest Phuc Nguyen has us thinking it may actually be worth a shot! It’s a story told over many years, countries, time-zones, and places in life. But, while on a journey for self-discovery, with someone she might’ve not expected, she found what many search for…love.

Duration: 01:10:08

EP 22 | Catherine Corcoran

Nobody knows when or if they'll figure out there life's passion. But for this girl, it was young! Catherine Corcoran knew pretty early on she would grow up and use her voice for those who either can't or won't. As an actress, artist and moon-child, she has had her fair share of exciting adventures. And unfortunately, some first hand experiences as a woman in a "man's world". Through all the highs and lows she's faced, Catherine found love in her career and a man who supports her, lets her...

Duration: 01:02:00

EP 21 | Aitana Novoa

What started as a job soon became a first love & worldwide adventure story for the ages. This week’s guest Aitana Novoa tells the love story that brought her here to NYC.

Duration: 01:07:46

EP 20 | Jennifer Schwartz

This week's guest is an inspiring Associate Creative Director by day and expert first dater by night (she's gone on over 200!). Jennifer Schwartz takes us back to summer camp days, describing her ultimate man, and giving Essie a lesson on online flirting. Let's just say we can all learn a few things from this episode!

Duration: 01:19:48

EP 19 | Jimmie Linville

Jimmie with the jingles!! Today’s guest Jimmie Linville is a musician living in Nashville, TN. While in NY, he stopped at our homebase in Greenpoint to talk about growing up in rural Wisconsin, love & life, and the truth behind writing music. And, we’re very excited to announce a new addition to each episode...Our very own song! The biggest thank you goes out to Jimmie for creating this amazing 80s influenced tune for us. We love it! And can’t wait for you all to have a listen :) Follow...

Duration: 01:18:51

EP 18 | Traci Kiss

On this week's episode our featured guest Traci Kiss sits down and talks candidly about growing up biracial in the Midwest, running into first loves later on in life, and discovering new love in unexpected places.

Duration: 01:14:31

EP 17 | Kurt McVey

Flirty Kurty and his wonderful way with women! On this week's episode featuring Kurt McVey we learn the truth about standing naked in a room filled with strangers, writing for major publications like The New York Times & Interview Magazine, and what is means to live the ultimate New York life.

Duration: 01:17:10

EP 16 | Peri Lyons

This week’s guest Peri Lyons, reminds us that so much of love & life is unseen. Described as being a specialist in three “C”s—clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience, Lyons continues her career as an intuitive consultant because, “it’s a little like great sex, when it works...IT WORKS!”

Duration: 01:01:25

EP 15 | Sandi Harari

Time, religion, and age didn’t get in the way of these two! Sandi Harari, an unbelievably talented SVP Creative Director, mother of 2 & Essie’s boss, took the time out of her busy schedule to share her story. And, in her own words...“It felt like a decade in the making”.

Duration: 00:57:38

EP 14 | Ben Zank

Ben Zank a photographer, social media strategist and former YouTube star, tells us how rummaging through your grandparents belongings can transform your life into a new career, new country and new view on love.

Duration: 00:55:40

EP 13 | Bryant Littrean

We sat down with Bryant Littrean and learned about how he went from a life spent mastering all things digital to later walk away in hopes of fulfilling a more human need, love. A boy born in one country and raised by his mother in another, would grow up to become a man driven by the desire to create, explore, and connect with the physical world around him.

Duration: 01:31:19

EP 12 | Mischa Ipp & Conrad Le Bron

Inspired by some of life’s most hysterical moments, friends Mischa Ipp and Conrad Le Bron have taken the New York City acting scene into their own hands. These two Australian natives, co-created/starred in their wickedly funny webseries Then That Happened after years of collecting outrageous stories from the people around them. In this episode, two friends give advice on taking chances with personal projects, learning when it’s alright to ask for help, and having fun with the people you...

Duration: 01:05:34

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