Episodes
In the first bonus episode of the decade, we're answering the questions we get asked the most -- how did you become friends and start the podcast? (Even if you know our origin story, we're sharing never-before-told details on this one). We're opening up about where we were in our lives when our paths crossed, how we knew the friendship was real, the creation of GGE, going into business with someone, our "this is it" moments, and more (Ashley's favorite food, Rayna's alleged speech impediment,...
Published 01/16/20
IT'S OUR 100th EPISODE! **air horn** We're celebrating with a spicy episode featuring meme king/drag queen Fat Carrie Bradshaw (aka Chris Burns) discussing coming out at an Outback Steakhouse, his first heartbreak, being a late bloomer in the relationship department, living your truth, how the name Fat Carrie came to be, and of course Sex and the City. We're also playing a round of Psycho or Power Move that turns into Truth or Lie, and chatting about the funniest moments of the podcast,...
Published 01/13/20
Some love stories are crazier than others, and we have comedian (and friend) Casey Balsham on this episode to share her wild ride. It involves nearly a decade, a cross-country move, standup comedy, free hot dogs, and finally, a proposal. We're discussing falling for your friend and how to know if they feel the same, living/pooping together in a small space as a new couple, the frustration of not being engaged, fertility struggles, and more. We're also introducing a new segment about our...
Published 01/06/20
It's our last episode of the year (and DECADE nbd), so we're doing the most -- recapping what we learned this year in relationships and self-care, sharing our goals for 2020, comparing where we were at the beginning of the decade vs. now, doling out some follow-your-dreams advice, discussing haters, and more. We're also reading your hilarious 2020 resolutions, recapping Christmas at the Hesseltines, AND we have a very special first-time surprise guest. Hope you enjoy and happy new year! ...
Published 12/30/19
Strap in fam, these boys are WILD. We have comedic duo/besties Chris Distefano and Yannis Pappas in the house discussing everything from Chris and Rayna's relationship, to Yannis's anxiety about proposing, to when to give up on your dreams. We also recap the holiday shows, chat about blowjobs (it's been a while), and introduce a new segment about the worst gifts women have received from their boyfriends. Enjoy and happy holidays! Follow Chris on Instagram @ChrisDComedy and Yannis...
Published 12/23/19
"One big happy family" isn't always the reality so we brought in renowned marriage and family therapist Vienna Pharaon to lay some truths on us about the issues surrounding romantic relationships and loved ones. We discuss not getting along with your partner's family and vice versa, your sibling dating someone you hate, dating someone with a lot of past trauma, how to handle s****y family members over the holidays, and more. We also catch up on Rayna's LDR, Ashley's latest doorman incident,...
Published 12/16/19
We're covering a lot of ground in this dating discussion with our friend and comedian Mark "Jiggy" Jigarjian. We deep dive on the best places for first, second, and third dates, who pays, and excuses for bailing, then pivot to moving in with your significant other -- why men can be more hesitant to do it, how to handle your partner's triggers, and more. We also have Jiggy "Mansplain" listener questions about confusing male behavior, and we catch up on recent incidents with our families. We...
Published 12/09/19
You can't deny that social media matters when it comes to dating, and we're discussing every stage of it: The BEFORE (behavior on social media when you're looking for a partner), DURING (going Insta-official, to post or not to post, etc.) and AFTER (deleting pics post-breakup and more). We also play an extra hilarious round of F**k My Phone and catch up on everything from celeb sightings to documentaries to guys gone wild on dating apps. Enjoy and #StayBlessed!  Follow us on Instagram...
Published 12/02/19
Strap in, we have a story for y'all. Our new friend and founder of OKREAL Amy Fraser joins us to share her shocking story of being cheated on by her husband and her whole world crashing down, starting a new life, dating as a single mother, and regaining her identity. We also catch up on our lives (surgeries, dates, holiday plans, outdated movie reviews), and play a round of How I Knew it WASN'T Real. We hope you enjoy! Check out Amy's company OKREAL and follow her on Instagram at @AmeOhMy. ...
Published 11/25/19
Get ready to laugh and try to keep up -- we have the one-and-only Taylor Strecker of The Taylor Strecker Show join us to talk about everything from divorce to dicks to becoming a lesbian later in life. She is an open book and we loved hearing her story. We discuss a few topics we haven't covered in depth before: Not getting along with your significant other's family, and coming out to your conservative family. We also catch up on Rayna's long-distance dick appointment, Ashley's To Catch a...
Published 11/18/19
How do I stop falling for fuckboys? Do they ever change? Can girls be fuckboys, too? Mary Beth Barone, comedian and creator of Drag His Ass: A Fuckboy Treatment Program, joins us to answer these questions + more. We're deep diving on the fuckboy infestation and how to combat it, sharing our own experiences, and reading hilarious listener submissions for "I Knew He Was a Fuckboy When...". We also rant on travel pet peeves and give Hallmark & Chill suggestions for the holidays. Hope you...
Published 11/11/19
Why won't he apologize? Should you apologize if you've done nothing wrong? How do you back out of an argument when you're in the middle of it and realize you're wrong? (Oops.) On this episode, we're discussing all things apologies -- how to get one, how to give one, and when the one you got just isn't enough. We also recap our latest travels/guys we met on the road and debate a hot hygiene topic: Booty cleanliness. AND we're introducing a hilarious new segment called F**K MY PHONE based on...
Published 11/04/19
Spoiler alert: This episode may change your life. We have Amy Chan, founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, join us to map out the path from heartbroken to happy. We discuss actions to take in the first weeks post-breakup when you feel like you're gonna die, recognizing your dating patterns and changing them, how to stop toxic relationship fantasizing, and more. And aside from Amy's incredible advice, we share some embarrassing texts-gone-wrong, and introduce a new (and soon-to-be-favorite)...
Published 10/28/19
We got one of our favorite comedians, the inimitable and uncensored Andrew Schulz, to sit down with us, spill about his relationship (which he rarely does), and debate why women love murder. We also chat about DM slides, why men are getting better at pleasing women, butt stuff, double standards of plastic surgery, the current state/future of comedy, and more. Plus, Rayna shares her latest (and proven) pickup line, while Ashley is still in the thick of wedding season. We hope you enjoy! ...
Published 10/21/19
What profile pics should I use? How do I craft the perfect opening line? Is it normal to hate my life every time I start swiping? We're answering these questions and deep diving on everything dating apps -- profile pics, bios, opening lines, first dates, and even when to say Boy Bye and move on from a match. AND we're reading the best and worst pickup lines you've gotten on the apps. We're also catching up on Rayna's thriving social life and Ashley's recent wedding (complete with wedding...
Published 10/14/19
We have Internet sensation, soon-to-be-author, our new friend, and record holder of the biggest traps we've ever seen Tank Sinatra join us for an enlightening conversation on relationships. We discuss codependency and breaking the pattern of it, when to sleep with someone for the first time, what real intimacy is, vetting someone on a first date, and more. We have him Mansplain some of your burning questions about male behavior, and we also deep dive into CUFFING SEASON and our goals for it....
Published 10/07/19
We are so honored to have the Beyoncé of Porn (our words, not hers) Erika Lust join us for a real and raw discussion about adult films and fantasies. She's an erotic film director/producer and truly a pioneer in the female-oriented porn world, and we're talking to her about how porn has changed peoples' sex lives for better or for worse, fantasies (and how to use erotic videos to make them a reality), where to watch ethical porn, tips for making your own x-rated home video, fluffers (still a...
Published 09/30/19
Cue up the eggplant emoji -- we're getting into sexting and dirty talk! Certified sex coach and writer Gigi Engle joins us to discuss what to say in your sexts, rule of nudes, dirty talk in the bedroom (and the best positions for it), what NOT to say about your partner's genitalia, and more. We're also playing a game of That Took a Turn and catching up on Ashley's new life change and Rayna's recent neighbor run-in. Enjoy! Follow Gigi on Instagram @GigiEngle and check her website for...
Published 09/23/19
Should you continue dating someone if you know they're not The One? How do you break up with your partner when they've done nothing wrong? We're discussing "lukewarm" relationships and breaking up with someone who's great but just not great for you, and sharing our most recent experiences with this (ie. all your questions on our summer romances answered). AND we're introducing a spicy new segment about y'all f*cking your doormen (we're so proud). Hope you enjoy! Follow us on Instagram...
Published 09/16/19
It's the most dramatic two-on-one date in Bachelor history: Rayna, Ashley, and Derek Peth. Ok, so maybe it's not that dramatic but we do get deep with the #BachelorNation favorite. We discuss playing hard to get, dating multiple people at once, virginity/condom mishaps, thirst trapping on Instagram, being known as a crier, and much more. And of course we're answering your burning Bachelor questions (most importantly about drinking/eating/f*cking on the show). We hope you enjoy! Follow Derek...
Published 09/09/19
We have comedy power couple Courtney Maginnis and Casey James Salengo on this extra sexy episode where we discuss couples therapy (they're pros), working in the same industry as your partner, how to keep the spark alive, dirty talk, and much more. They're also sharing their story of turning a friendship into a romance, recapping their recent engagement (!!!), AND answering listener questions about relationship issues. This is our last episode in the original home studio where it all began,...
Published 09/02/19
Friend breakups can be just as painful as romantic ones and we're discussing it all -- drifting apart, getting back together, fights, jealousy, roommate conflicts, making new friends, and more. We also recap and rank fights we've had (oh yes, we fight...in public), and play an extra special round of "How I Knew She Was a True Friend." And lastly, we catch up on Dewey Beach, Rayna's brother, and Ashley's vibrators. We hope you enjoy! Follow us on Instagram @GirlsGottaEatPodcast, Ashley...
Published 08/26/19
Ooh baby baby, we're talking fertility on this episode with renowned gyno-to-the-stars Dr. Sean Henry. We discuss how to know if you're fertile, what can affect/not affect your reproductive abilities, all things egg freezing (age, procedure, cost, etc.), more. And we have a very special guest MERRILL (!!!) join us to discuss her recent "baby insurance" policy. We hope you enjoy! Follow us on Instagram @GirlsGottaEatPodcast, Rayna @OneHungryJew, and Ashley @AshHess. Check our website for tour...
Published 08/19/19
We're talking about MISTAKES and have hilarious comedian/friend Francis Ellis join us to chat about being fired from (what was once) his dream job and the aftermath that ensued, including a semi-consensual trip to France. We discuss turning negatives into positives in all areas of life (work, relationships, etc.), decide if "once a cheater always a cheater" is true, and have Francis mansplain some burning questions about male behavior from our female listeners. We also catch up on our most...
Published 08/11/19
We have sex and dating writer Candice Jalili (Elite Daily, Cosmo, Time, etc.) in the house studio to discuss the "late blooming" topics we've been dying to deep dive on -- being a virgin in your twenties and never having a boyfriend. We chat about overcoming insecurities, knowing when to give it up, our virginity losing stories (ranked), and what it's like always being the single friend. Also, we catch up on life events (is Ashley moving?!), and play an extra ridiculous game of This Took a...
Published 08/05/19