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Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari love green juice, a good palm reading, and a guided meditation via YouTube. Also whiskey, the occasional 'jazz' cigarette, and the (not-so-occasional) cute boy. Join them on their weekly podcast, That's So Retrograde, as they seek out their own paths, however twisty they might be. Through interviewing gurus of all types, Elizabeth & Steph, get to the bottom of how to find their best-selves. Or their most okay-selves. Or just themselves. Whatever.




World Gratitude Day

In celebration of World Gratitude Day, Elizabeth and Stephanie go on location at their favorite Los Angeles plant based food mecca, Cafe Gratitude, they sit down with super cool owners/ brothers, Cary Mosier and Ryland Engelhart to chat and also get an equal does of inspiration chatting with founder Chris Pan. Thanks World!

Duration: 00:38:27

Souper Aligned

If you allow for it, the universe truly provides. Proven on this week's show in the form of soup, cook books and friendship as the girls welcome Nicole Centeno, chef and CEO of plant based soup delivery program, Splendid Spoon. They get souper into it discussing the ideology behind the brand as well as how to replicate the simple concept of the company at home. There is also a promo code for listeners ($15 off your first week, with code: retrograde) and the girls break down their week in...

Duration: 00:51:58

The Situation Shroom

Like any true soul seekers, Elizabeth and Stephanie have taken a psychedelic journey or two with the help of a magic mushroom - but as information seekers, they feel like they had never really gotten to know the mushrooms in their full capacity. Enter this week’s guest Tero - farmer, mushroom knowledisgt and founder of Four Sigmatic a revolutionary line of products that bring the wellness benefits of mushrooms into every day life: coffee, hot coco, smoothie mixes and more. In this episode,...

Duration: 00:44:20

High Vibes

This week the ladies focus on three things they hold dear; wellness, sex and weed as they welcome to the show innovators, Mathew Gerson and Britany Confer, of Foria Wellness. Foria is a leader in sexual wellness as it pertains to cannabis science and its high vibes from there! Also, Roses and Thorns are lit this week, with revelations and recommendations!

Duration: 01:01:51

Pod Goals

#GOALS achieved in this episode when the TSR girls interview overall bad-ass actrivist (actress + activist) Sophia Bush on her coinage of the "Year of Yes," the projects she cares most deeply about and how she stays grounded in our chaotic world.

Duration: 01:11:42

Quench Your Thirst

The TSR gals sit with Suja Juice founder Annie Lawless as she tells her inspirational story of how she left law school to start a groundbreaking juice company, while breaking down incredible health tips for living a balanced life. The girls also reflect in a time of incredible turmoil the small joys one can find in chalk on a sidewalk and in loving one another.

Duration: 00:53:28

Is You Ok?

YouTube mega star Glozell drops into the #SoRetrograde Headquarters to talk about her new book "Is You OK?" She chats with the girls about how crystals, meditations and subtle stalking led her to be the internet sensation she is today. Also, Steph and Elizabeth break down their favorite LA health haunts, for their first Los Angeles city guide! WE IS OK!!

Duration: 00:41:55

Bite Us

This week, Ally Hilfiger sits down with the TSR girls to discuss her fight against and ultimate victory over Lyme Disease which she delightfully chronicles in her new book, Bite Me. Meanwhile the girls R&T over the week’s happenings including their new invention… friendship-wellness dates.

Duration: 00:48:16

How You Retrograde

The TSR girls welcome their soulmates in wellness - Tara Sowlaty and Jessie Groveman from How You Glow to break down their recommendations for spring and summer glowiness, as well as the best snacks in the health space and travel tips for those fulfilling their wanderlust.

Duration: 00:42:52

Ask Ambi

Cosmically aligned and ready for Retrograde season, the girls welcome back healer, actual goddess, and purveyor of astro-knoweldge, Alchemy with Ambi’s, Ambi Sitham - Ambi provides the most up to date celestial-forcast, illuminates the FIVE current and upcoming Retrogrades! (Because… it’s SO retrograde, guys) and conducts TSR’s first ever listener Q + A. Also, the girls remain fearful of the Beyhive (very MARS in Retrograde) and encourage everyone without small children to (re)visit their...

Duration: 00:49:30

Waste Not Want Not

Earth Day is upon us and the girls get a crash course in 'Recycling 101' from zero waste advocate, holistic health coach and founder of Kore Kitchen; Meryl Pritchard. Meryl shares her tips for going ZERO waste and awakens the girls' minds to some everyday earth friendly practices. Needless to say, minds were blown (and not just because it's 4/20). #tokeup

Duration: 00:51:01

Vitamin TSR

Stephanie and Elizabeth get informed when food and nutrition entrepreneur, Josh Zabar visits the show. Founder of Immortal Herbs and curator of bi-weekly health newsletter Vitamin Z, Josh provides some (hot guy) health knowledge which is helpful to all. Full steam ahead on the wellness train this week; Steph has the flu, the girls are on a cleanse and Elizabeth is putting chemicals on her eyes... to stunning results. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Duration: 00:56:12

Peace, Love, & Flower Essences

The girls explore the magical powers of floral essences with former fashion tech guru turned Flora Luna Essences founder Alisa Gould-Simon. They also get mindful on The Bachelor results, chat listener mail and get deep into the only rose ceremony that matters: Roses and Thorns.

Duration: 00:41:45

Going Clear

In the eye of the solar eclipse, clarity expert and personal organizer Lisa Viscardi joins the TSR girls to break down what it means to go CLEAR both in space and mind with her Categorize, Learn, Edit, Arrange, Revisit method. In addition - this week's roses & thorns include the practical application of Lisa's methods at Elizabeth's house, Stephanie's recent appearance on TMZ, the girls' newest matcha addiction and #throwback to Solange who is still popping after all this time (who knew?).

Duration: 00:42:27

Total Eclipse of the Chart

This week on TSR we've brought back our esteemed astrological advisor, Ambi Sitham, to help usher in March and break down the who's and what's of the solar and lunar eclipses coming our way. Ambi bestows goddess-like wisdom in practical applications on the art of manifestation, and the girls discuss a recent house-related trend that's been influencing their lives: from hosting crafting parties to cleaning house and of course, the much anticipated return of Fuller House. DJ Tanner's back,...

Duration: 00:48:07

Politically Mindful

The girls are joined by comedian, self proclaimed politico and host of the GSN’s Idiotest, Ben Gleib, as he offers some insight and humor into the current political climate. He does his best Bernie / Hillary / Trump impressions and runs some IDIOTEST knowledge by our hosts- only to prove that Steph and Elizabeth are, in fact, idiots. Zen idiots, but idiots nonetheless. Also, Elizabeth quits the internet AGAIN and Steph's back on dating apps.

Duration: 00:40:00

Heart 2 Heart

Fresh faced and barely feeling a day over one year, Elizabeth & Steph welcome LeafTV founder and wellness aficionado Geri Hirsch to discuss the importance of being vigilant and health conscious after a recent personal experience. We glean major lessons and info that will help save lives, and then break down new trends in the wellness space that include bone broth, cleanses, and smoothies. Also Steph finally breaks her dry spell, post ex-bf - very proud, all around.

Duration: 00:33:41

Rose Quartz Ceremony

Crystals that conjure self love, pop culture moments of mindfulness and many an Oprah reference in this special 1 year anniversary episode of TSR! One year older and thanks to this podcast, certainly a bit wiser, Elizabeth and Stephanie welcome back high priestess of crystal knowledge Katie Manzella and conduct a Rose ceremony of their own.

Duration: 00:47:18

Be Here Nowish

It's a twofer! This week, the TSR girls welcome comedian Owen Smith to talk about his transformative journey from a fast-food champion to a vegan and raw food enthusiast. And later in the episode, Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite, creators of the comedy web series BE HERE NOWISH, join the pod to discuss various wellness and spiritual practices they've all tried(ish).

Duration: 00:49:26

Going with the Flow - Part 2

Officially in the shadow of Retrograde, the girls keep it real in the theme of the RE, REvisiting the topic of REproductive health (see what we did there?) with their guests: entrepreneurs, Jordana Kier and Alex Friedman of LOLA. The LOLA team discusses why toxin free tampons are the new black and afterwards, we welcome back "Woman Code" author Alisa Vitti to drop more knowledge in part 2 of our convo. Fun promo alert: Promo code RETROGRADE can be used on for 50% off the first...

Duration: 00:53:16

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