Episodes
On this episode my dear friend Allison Del Papa (insta @adelpapa) opens up about her very unique journey to motherhood, having a baby with her long time best friend. Allison shares how the pair are not romantically inclined, but as best friends are both super excited for the opportunity to parent together. She describes it almost as a co-founding opportunity as the two are also co-founders of a business, but this time the business is a real life baby (I would say the ROI is slightly higher...
Published 01/27/21
Well this is exciting! Welcome to Season 2 of A Relationship Story. On this episode the very funny Nimesh Patel (Insta: @findingnimesh, Actor and Comedian on Saturday Night Live The 88th Academy Awards, Zooidiots, and more) shares his story of how he was discovered by THE Chris Rock at a local comedy club, how he was personally invited to write for his team for The 88th Academy Awards, and how it lead to him being the first South Asian Indian writer for Saturday Night Live. He shares with us...
Published 01/05/21
Okay people, my mind is blown after my chat on episode 12. On this episode my friend Mackenzie Taylor (Media) tells us what it was like to work at one of the most prestigious sugar baby agencies in Manhattan. She reveals all the burning questions we have about the business, sugaring, getting paid, the gents involved, and much more. I personally have always been so curious about how that world works, and my girl Mackenzie holds no bounds and shares all! She also shares how much dinero a sugar...
Published 10/28/20
Honored to have the podcast queen herself on this weeks episode of 'A Relationship Story'. Noor Al-Khaldi (Life and Style Blogger @Noore, and Podcast host of the Arab American Psycho @arabamericanpsycho) tells us what its like to be in the fashion/blogger world as a muslim woman, dating wearing a hijab, the trials of dating an Atheist, why she won't let Arab Aunties make her feel bad for not being married, and more. She is candid, raw, and unapologetic in her opinions which is why we LOVE her...
Published 10/22/20
On this episode my girl Sarah Raffetto (Insta: @pastaheiress @raffettos_pasta the Pasta Heiress) tells us all the juicy details of what its like to date someone who is thirty years her senior! Yes, I SAID THIRTY! She unpacks the good, the bad, and the ugly of dating with a pretty large age discrepancy. She does not hold back on how aspects of the relationship have made her feel insecure, how sometimes people mistake her boyfriend for being her dad, and also how the relationship has opened...
Published 10/14/20
So much to unpack on this weeks episode with with my dear friend Afeef Nessoulie (Insta: @afeefness, Producer on The Daily Show, WSJ, etc). Afeef shares what its like to be a young, gay, Lebanese man in this worlds current climate. He also shares the challenges of losing a parent at a young age and how it can affect your present romantic relationships. Afeef also opens up to us on how how he came out of the closet to his very Arab Baba, and Baba's surprising reaction. We talk about what its...
Published 10/07/20
I loved talking/gossiping with my dear friend Michael Baker (@mbaker891, Newsweek, HBO, Reddit, etc). Michael shares what its like to shack up in quarantine with a newish boyfriend; and then shares what its like to unfortunately have a break up with that same boyfriend in quarantine. He also shares some insight into the wonderful world of Grindr, dating in NYC, dating in the gay world vs. what he thinks its like dating in the straight world. He is such a lovely gem, and we had such a good...
Published 09/23/20
I laughed so much talking to one of my favorite comedians Mark Normand (Conan O'brien, Louis CK's 'Horace and Pete', CBS's 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert', Comedy Central's 'Inside Amy Schumer', and so many more hilarious credits). Mark reveals insight into his relationship with comedy to Saman; how he went from being a janitor at the Comedy Cellar to opening shows for Amy Schumer! He shares the many struggles of dating as a comedian, shares "his version" of how he met his girlfriend at one...
Published 08/18/20
This is a fun one, and one of my best kept secrets. If you have ever had any curiosity around tarot, psychics and all that other "woo woo" stuff, then this is the episode for you! My guest Talsi Tarot (Tshirts_and_Tarot) opens up about her psychic and telepathic gifts from a young age, tarot card reading, her connection to the spirit world, and she even does a live love energy read for me for the next week! Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode, be sure to rate 'A Relationship Story'...
Published 08/14/20
Comedian Mae Planert (Comedy Central, New York Comedy Club, and Comic Strip Live) opens up about how she met her current boyfriend while she was on a date with another guy, what it is like to date a comedian whose stardom is on the rise, shares her quarantine pros and cons with that comedian in a small NYC apartment, her journey from tech job to aspiring comedian, and more. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode, be sure to rate 'A Relationship Story' 5 stars on Apple Podcasts because I...
Published 08/05/20
Oh lord, we have another commitment phobe on our hands. TV Host/actor Justin Bratton (Asias Got Talent, Dubai Ultimate Challenge, Central on HBO Asia, Netflix The Apartment: Celebrity Edition, Screaming at Stars) opens up about going from a small town Texas boy to host of one of Asias biggest network television shows, shares what dating was like as a model/actor in Asia, his fears of commitment, dating on the apps for the first time. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode, be sure to...
Published 08/05/20
This is a candid one. Comedian/actor Dave Merheje (Just for Laughs, Netflix Special: Comedians of the World, Globe winning/ Emmy nominated Ramy) opens up about the awkwardness that was his coming of age, shares what dating was like on the road as a comedian (its dark), some of his recent efforts when trying to reform from his f-boy ways (he's trying I guess), his truth with mental health, and the impact it has had on his life, and what its like to be on set as Ahmed in Ramy. Subscribe today...
Published 07/29/20
First full episode ever with MAFS Reality TV star Mindy Shiben (Lifetime Networks Married at First Sight)! Thanks for tuning in. This episode is a juicy one if you like reality TV, or are curious about how someone gets the guts to go on one. Mindy shares her highs and lows from MAFS, what it was like to marry a complete stranger, how she was able to put her trust in the 'experts' to find her a husband, what it was like to get paired with an F-boy (my words not hers) on national TV, how she...
Published 07/29/20
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Published 07/15/20
Published 07/15/20