Episodes
This week we talk all about CBD and how it can help with sleep, sex and more. We welcome Amanda Goetz, founder of House of Wise, a CBD company that enables women to take control of their sleep, sex, stress, and wealth by earning money selling high-end, trusted CBD products. We answer your listener questions including one listener whose sleep schedule has been off ever since Covid hit and a male listener who is confused by f*****y culture. Then we talk about what’s in the news: some people...
Published 07/21/21
This week we talk all about postpartum care, babies and doulas! We welcome Devon Clement, a postpartum doula, parenting guide, baby sleep coach and owner of the agency Happy Family After. We answer your listener questions including what to do when your partner doesn’t want more kids and when to bring up kids when you’re dating. In the news we discuss a summer baby boom & a new Gerber Baby.  This episode is brought to you by: Care/Of (offer code: THISISWHY50) Advertise on This Is...
Published 07/14/21
It's one of our most anticipated episodes: Angela got married!!! We hear all about it: the rain! the tears! the trash bags! We answer your listener questions including one listener who hates her best friend’s fiancé and another listener who is worried about bridesmaid etiquette. In the news: low-rise jeans are actually back & Gwen Stefani might have had a secret wedding. Angela's dad wears jeans to her wedding and Laura learns about scar massage. This week's episode is brought to you...
Published 07/07/21
We're reunited and it feels so good! Angela is married, Laura had a baby! Big things have happened! We’ll answer your listener questions including one about staying friends with exes and keeping things fresh with your partner. Then we’re talking about what’s in the news: aliens & repurposing wedding dresses. Angela goes to a restaurant that has a menu for dogs, Laura contemplates changing her baby's name. This week's episode is brought to you by: Osea (offer code: THISISWHY) Stitchfix...
Published 06/30/21
Laura's back on the show after a 1 month maternity leave! She's joined by baby daddy, producer, talented artist and husband Nic Rad to talk all about the c-section birth, being parents and what life's been like. We answer your listener questions including a question about a partner’s social media use and having bedbugs. In the news we discuss the best staycation cities & why you should spend time apart from your partner.  This week's episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp Coors...
Published 06/23/21
This week’s episode is called How to Know You’ve Found “The One.” It's Ian's final week as a guest host before Laura's triumphant return! We talk about how you have to go on lots of "meh" dates to know when it's a good one and how important it is to feel comfortable with someone. We also answer your listener questions, including a listener who has never met her long-distance boyfriend IRL and another listener who wants to know how to not go crazy while waiting on a proposal. Then we talk...
Published 06/16/21
This week's episode is called Making New Friends as an Adult. Ian is back as guest host while Laura continues her maternity leave. We talk about times we've seen people make friends by sliding into DMs and walking dogs. We answer your listener questions, including one listener who is struggling to make work friends and another who had to end a friendship over too much negativity. Then we talk about what's in the news: why sunlight is good for you & why we’re about to enter a “YOLO...
Published 06/09/21
This week's episode is called Keeping Arguments Respectful. Laura is still on maternity leave, so Ian returns as guest co-host. We talk about recent arguments we've had and how we keep it kind (after yelling a bit, of course). We answer your listener questions, including one listener whose boyfriend has gained weight and another listener who is dealing with some resentment after moving in with her boyfriend. Then we’re talking about what’s in the news: the COVID vaccine is affecting people’s...
Published 06/02/21
This week's episode is called Lessons from Pandemic Wedding Planning. Laura is on maternity leave, so Angela's fiancé, Ian, fills in. We talk about how we knew rescheduling the wedding (3x!) was the right move and how you need to do what you're most comfortable with. We answer your listener questions, including one listener who wants to know how we knew when we wanted to go from dating to relationship and another who wants to know how to make the best of quarantine time spent with her fiancé....
Published 05/26/21
This week we welcome registered dietician and co-author of the new book "The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler" Whitney English Tabaie to discuss all things nutrition and diet. We break down myths and discuss the health (and moral!) benefits of eating more plants. Then we answer your listener questions, including one about plant-based protein options and another about nutrient deficiencies. In the news, we discuss how foods affect sleep & the happiest cities in America.  This week's episode...
Published 05/19/21
This week we talk about what to do when you miss your ex and how to distinguish between missing your ex and missing being in a relationship. Then we answer your listener questions including a listener who misses being silly with her ex and another listener who wonders why exes come out of the woodwork when you’re newly single. In the news we discuss 'The Bachelor' looking to cast senior citizens & scientists want to send sperm to the moon. Angela's feeling all the feels seeing people out...
Published 05/12/21
This week’s episode is called Outgrowing Old Friendships. We talk about switching friendship orbits, when you need to confront a friend you no longer want in your life and when it's okay to let people float away or go in and out of your life. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who realized her life is better without her childhood friend in it and another who lost two friends when they decided to start dating each other. In the news we discuss: a divorced man is...
Published 05/05/21
This week is our 300th episode!!! We will be taking a nostalgic look back at some of our favorite moments. Then we dive into the mailbox, which includes a fan with a foot fetish and another listener who wants some pandemic advice. In the news we discuss why what you do is not who you are & the people still buying VHS tapes. Angela's boyfriend gets his vaccine for high BMI and Laura gets hers while pregnant. This week's episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp Coors Light The Viall Files
Published 04/28/21
This week we welcome OB and high-risk specialist Dr. Nathan Fox to answer all of our burning pregnancy questions. We cover everything from COVID to sushi (yes you can eat it!) and more! We answer your listener questions including fertility preparation tips and getting pregnant over 40. Then we talk about what’s in the news: Prince Harry & Megan Markle’s pregnancy shines light on pregnancy after miscarriage & why evictions are linked to adverse birth outcomes. For even more great info...
Published 04/21/21
This week's episode is called Hitting a Covid Wall with Your Partner. We talk about tips to keep the spark alive and not bore the crap out of each other when you see each other all of the time. We answer your listener questions including one listener who is running out of things to say to her partner and another who is having less sex with her fiancé lately. Then we talk about what’s in the news: sex between married couples is down & a new Harry Potter video game will allow users to...
Published 04/14/21
This week we welcome Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer Darla Murray to talk about her experience freezing her eggs and her piece about the process for Cosmopolitan. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener whose friends expect her to foot the bill and another wondering how to get through TTC (trying to conceive). In the news we discuss an unexpected side effect of unprotected sex & how baby aspirin could help you get pregnant. This week's episode is brought...
Published 04/07/21
More people spending time at home means more chores to do! This week we talk about how to keep things feeling fair between your partner or roomies when it comes to domestic crap. We’ll be answering your listener questions including one listener whose partner isn’t great at helping with tasks and our listeners try to help name Laura’s baby. In the news we discuss what to wear to your first job & the most popular dog names in history. Angela goes viral for her comment on Britney Spears. And...
Published 03/31/21
On this week’s episode we welcome Alexi Pappas, an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and Olympic athlete who wrote the new book "Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas." We talk about mental health and how she found help after struggling following the 2016 Olympics and her inspiring life, career and journey. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who feels like she’s her boss’s therapist and another listener who is newly dating someone struggling...
Published 03/24/21
There's a lot of big stuff happening in the world but as long as you have perspective, it's okay to sweat the small stuff every now and then! We talk about how to let things go and when it's okay to honor your feels! Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who hates her boyfriend’s ex wife and another who is nervous about her future as a nurse. In the news we discuss Dolly Parton turning down an honor & J-Lo and A-Rod on the rocks. Angela goes on a Colin Firth movie...
Published 03/17/21
This week we chat about vibrators, gynos, lasers and how we find other TMI providers. We’ll be answering your listener questions including one listener who wants advice on finding a good couples vibrator and another listener looking for advice on finding a good birth center or midwife. In the news we discuss why Queen Elizabeth is in ‘good fettle’ and what that means & how to write socially acceptable emails during a pandemic. Angela's talks about her wedding updates and Laura gets an...
Published 03/10/21
This week’s episode is all about identifying energy vampires: those people in your life who drain your emotional energy. We talk about how to spot them and how to get rid of them! Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who has a difficult time trusting other women and another who found out something disturbing about her fiance’s family. In the news we discuss apology languages & why the "Sex & the City" reboot will cover COVID. Angela sees a psychic with her...
Published 03/03/21
This week we talk about the big and small things that stress us out and what we do to cope. We answer a question from a listener who is separated from her husband overseas and read an update from another listener who found love thanks to our podcast. In the news we discuss whether or not Prince Harry is sporting a ponytail & SATC returns to HBO without Samantha. Angela's bedtime routine turns creepy and Laura learns how to say no to an exciting work project that stopped being...
Published 02/24/21
This week we talk all about losing motivation and how to get it back. We answer your listener questions including one listener who is struggling sharing space with her parents. In the news we discuss Armie Hammer's dark side, Charles Barkley claiming athletes should cut the vaccine line & Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas break up. Angela's therapist says something outrageous during their session and Laura's therapist of four years says she won't accept insurance anymore! This week's episode...
Published 02/17/21
Happy Valentine’s Day! This week we are talking about how we like to spend V-Day, the gifts we asked for and giving tips on how to safely spend the day of love. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener struggling to get on the same financial page as her boyfriend and another listener who isn’t sure if she is celebrating V-Day with a new guy. In the news we discuss the history of V-Day & how Martin Shkreli dumped his journalist girlfriend from prison. Angela talks...
Published 02/10/21
This week we talk about the reasons why people (and we!) are having conflict with family right now and how to deal with it. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener whose in-laws don’t know when to leave and another whose sister has a bad habit that is affecting their relationship. In the news we discuss Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde dating & why Kim and Kanye might be dunzo. Angela's parents are on the mend after getting COVID and Laura struggles with coming up with...
Published 02/03/21