Ladies & Tangents

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A community for people who hate leaving the house but also want friendship. Talking about things we find fascinating or don't understand and almost certainly getting completely sidetracked along the way with well, tangents.

Episode Date
We'll threaten your mental illnesses - Emotional Intelligence
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This is that type of episode where our emotions get too emotion-y. Getting back to what we love to talk about this week & weeding our mind gardens. We know we’re all people who struggle being people and in this episode we enter the world of Emotional Intelligence. We’re learning that by being able to recognize, label and regulate our emotions, we can take back control of the things that feel like they’re controlling us.

If you are able- please consider donating to organizations that are providing aide to our friends in the south-
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aoc-social-20210219?refcode=tw20210219

Check out Khadija’s video that inspired this week’s topic and while you’re there- binge everything she’s ever made- https://youtu.be/obgwD2CzOsk

Also check out:
Permission to Feel - Dr. Marc Brackett
Feb 23, 2021
Newlywed Game! - *BONUS* Valentines Day Episode
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For Valentine's Day, we gently encouraged our significant others to be on the podcast with us. We played the Newlywed Game and still have no idea if there were really any winners at all. You'll have to tell us!
Feb 19, 2021
Hun, you're the cat's mom - Bad First Dates
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Happy Valentine's Day, friends! This week Jeri & Ciara deep dive into Reddit's finest first date stories. We're talking mushrooms, we're talking, sociopathic behavior, we're talking cock...roaches. There's also a pretty decently long tangent about how we don't understand how wood works. Feel free to let us know what's up with that in the comments!
Feb 16, 2021
Artist, Criminal - Sharing Your Judgements
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You guys sent in your judgements and we reacted to them! We talked last episode about how the first thought we have about something or someone isn't our fault. What we consume in the media coupled with the societal normals that are drilled into our heads since the moment we open our tiny, gooey eyes shape the way we view the world around us. Our second thought? THAT IS our responsibility. It is important to attack these thoughts. It is important to challenge our assumptions. It is important not to let stereotypes dictate our perception of others. By acknowledging that we have implicit bias, preconceived notions and judgments we can start to chip away at the source and re-train our brains to see the world through more compassionate, understanding and empathetic eyes. All these big words and we still somehow ended up talking about butts.
Feb 09, 2021
Some serious mental gymnastics - Counterproductive Habits of Mind
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In this episode we apply some college writing wisdom to our everyday lives. We discuss how implicit bias and judgements can impact the way we interact with people and view world around us. Reading this makes it sound like we're going to be more well spoken than we actually are...we definitely still talked about poop in this one.
Feb 02, 2021
Our money comes from your success, no pressure - Fixed vs Growth Mindsets
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On today's episode we talk about how just a few little words can change the entire course of someones motivation, determination, resilience and self worth. Little heavy for a Tuesday morning? Oh well- chances are, if you're like us, you've experienced the crippling anxiety of feeling like a failure or fear of not reaching your potential and we're going to tell you how this type of thinking isn't your fault and can be changed! Just a little shift in thinking and approaching problems more like a ball and less like an egg. Speaking of eggs…Jeri also eats dinner and gives a little asmr somewhere along the way. People gotta eat, we’re all friends here.
Jan 26, 2021
I saved that goat's life - Weird Work Stories
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You sent in your weird work stories and we reacted to them! From sperm, to shampoo bottles, to punches- you shared the bizarre and memorable moments you have experienced on the job. We want to thank everyone for submitting your stories for this episode. We love these opportunities to connect with you!
Jan 19, 2021
Go to school, go to church, & help somebody - Stacey Abrams & Voter Suppression
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2 years after losing the Governor’s race in Georgia, Stacey Abrams made it her mission to educate people about free and fair elections, registering 800,000 new voters in the state of Georgia. Her grass roots efforts to share the message of voter suppression and mobilize a new age of informed, confident voters turned Georgia blue for the first time in decades. In this episode we share about Stacey’s message of the importance of voting and making your voice heard in every election. We summarized her documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy, but to get the full impact, we really encourage you to watch it yourself. Just because the election has been certified, the job isn’t done and we can all do more to help move towards free & fair elections with laws that protect the actual integrity of our democracy and ensure equal representation and opportunity for all.
Jan 12, 2021
I like to put snail slime on my face - Superstitions
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How we went through 50 superstitions and never mentioned black cats is truly a mystery. This week we dive into superstitions from around the world and are slightly afraid that we started off 2021 on an unlucky foot. We were just trying to give you guys tips on what to avoid to make sure your 2021 is smooth sailing. Speaking of feet- you’re gonna want to get yourself a rabbits foot.
Jan 05, 2021
One could argue this was my year - 2020 Reflection
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Bringing you 2020 reflections from your favorite dirty-b*tch soothsayers. We originally recorded our 2020 New Years episode with the hopes of revisiting our resolutions on the episode entering 2021. Upon listening back, we realized we may have accidentally manifested some chaos and we’d like to formally apologize. Please enjoy us listening to ourselves be big, dumb idiots for half an hour, followed by some *hopefully* better forecasting for 2021. Thank you guys for being with us during the most wild year of our lives- we love you like family! Happy New Year!
Dec 29, 2020
Tangents & True Crime - The 12 Murders of Christmas
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On this episode of Tangents & True Crime, we are diving into some Holiday Horror with the 12 Murders of Christmas. ‘Tis the Season to be suspicious of your family and deck the halls to 12 aggressively punned summaries of some gruesome Christmas crimes. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Dec 22, 2020
That's a crotch burp- The Pink Tax
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If you’re going to make feminine products more expensive, could you make sure you close the wage gap first? On this weeks episode, we dive into the absolute bogus phenomenon know as The Pink Tax, where products that are made for ladies cost more for virtually no reason. In addition to this literal tax, we highlight some metaphorical pink taxes. Big shoutout to Scotland for making feminine hygiene products free, because we out here and we bleedin’.
Dec 15, 2020
I’m like 90/80% that’s how it works - Mansplaining
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If you’ve ever wondered, “why are colors?” -wonder know more. This is 2 parts educational and 1 part roast. Eternal good sport and Jeri’s life partner, Shane comes on this week’s episode to entertain some of our curiosities in an episode we like to call- Mansplaining. We cover everything from airplanes, to the reproductive systems of plants, to coding and sprinkle in lots of interrupting queries in between.
Dec 08, 2020
I'm laughing because I'm hurting - Vulnerability
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“We were two grown, adult cousins together in a bath tub-that wasn’t even the part I was ashamed of!” This week we’re continuing the conversation around shame and guilt and introducing their sibling, vulnerability. We just want to take a minute to tell you all how much we appreciate you letting us stand on the porch and perform for you each week. This little community means the world to us and we hope that you all know how valuable you are and how worthy you are of absolute, unconditional love. Be kind to your mind today and always!
Dec 01, 2020
I broke it, and now it's wet - Shame & Guilt
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The goal was to find out where shame, guilt and embarrassment comes from, but instead we just started unpacking all of the stories that keep us awake at night. Enjoy some stories that make us cringe.
Nov 24, 2020
I made us both really buff - The Sims
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The game that captivated a generation and simultaneously ruined reality is the focus of this week's episode- we’re talking about The Sims. For 20 years, we’ve been woohooing, removing ladders from pools, and cheating money into our family bank account. Join us as we discuss the trials and tribulations of raising a digital family while becoming the leader of the free world.
Nov 17, 2020
Weedin’ my mind garden- Bonus Check In
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We weren't done checking in and wanted to continue our mental health conversation with more personal vulnerable experiences to remind everyone that we definitely don't have our stuff together.

*Trigger Warning* On this week’s episode we will be talking about things that may induce panic or trigger past trauma, specifically in relation to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and self harm. If these are topics you may have a negative response to, please listen with caution or skip this week!
Nov 13, 2020
Do you see how united even my body is rn? - Mental Health Check In
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*Trigger Warning* On this week’s episode we will be talking about things that may induce panic or trigger past trauma, specifically in relation to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and unhealthy relationships. If these are topics you may have a negative response to, please listen with caution or skip this week!

If you’re tired of political talk- skip ahead 30 minutes! I know, I know “30 minutes?! That’s half the episode!” You’re right- and that’s why part 2 of the mental health episode will be coming Friday! This year has been hard and we’ve been feeling the weight of it. We talk a lot about our experiences with mental health but haven’t ever checked in while we were actively battling anxiety and depression- so here is our attempt at that!
Nov 10, 2020
Don’t be weird about it, put your head in my trough - Halloween
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Today is Election Day and emotions are high. We want everyone to take some time to check in with you emotions and encourage you all to VOTE. If you have yet to make a plan, here’s one more obnoxious reminder to get out and make your voice heard! The lines are long so we’re bringing you some companionship while you wait. We’ll be sharing the history of Halloween and why we feel it’s the most romantic holiday of the year. Stay safe, everyone!
Nov 03, 2020
Don't do spice at the ocean - Anniversary Episode
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, FRIENDS! We cannot believe it’s been a year since we started recording our conversations. The last year was unexpected in every way and we feel so lucky to have an audio journal of it all. We have no plan for this episode, we just want to celebrate. If you’ve ever wondered why we choose a topic each week, listen to this episode and wonder no more. We talk Gilmore Girls fast and serpentine the conversation like you’ve never experienced- there may have been drinks involved....Thank you all SO much for hanging with us every week. We love you all! C U NEXT TUESDAY!
Oct 27, 2020
Once made a purse out of dum dum suckers
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If you’re anything like us, you’re obsessed with competitive tv. From love shows to bake offs and everything I’m between, we discuss the fascination of seeing people just like us eat a bull’s testicle for sometimes nothing more than bragging rights and air time. Along the way we head down memory avenue and get lost on nostalgia lane with some of MTV’s finest game shows.
Oct 20, 2020
I hate this, but I hope there's more - Fandoms
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Indifference runs ramped in this episode about famous fandoms that took the 2000’s by storm. Choosing between Team Edward and Team Jacob was a right of passage in adolescence and we want to take us back to a time where choosing a side didn’t result in someone losing their rights. Play along and let us know which side of the pop culture aisle you find yourself on!
Oct 13, 2020
The miracle in the misery ft. Shane - Pregnancy Loss
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Shane (Jeri’s husband) co-hosts an open and honest episode about their personal experience with pregnancy loss. From grief to “what do we say?” Jeri & Shane answer questions sent in about miscarriage and the effect it has had on their relationship and mental health.
Oct 06, 2020
I've got no service here in 1942 - Time Travel
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What do Harry Potter, Hamilton and Donald Trump have in common? Probably nothing except making an appearance together in our time travel episode. We discuss if time travel is possible, popular time travel stories & where we’d go if we cared enough to travel through time. As a special treat, Noah finishes the episode off with his thoughts on time travel. *Spoiler Alert! It’s a waste of time if there are no flying cars.
Sep 29, 2020
This one's for Ruth - Political Compass
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“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” On this episode of Ladies & Tangents, we take a political compass assessment to see where we lie socially and economically compared to some of the world’s most notable historic figures. During the recording of this episode, we lost an absolute legend in Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and we’ve dedicated this episode to her. We want to encourage everyone to take this test to help prepare for this year’s election. Voting has never been more important- let’s do the damn thing in November!

Find the test here!
https://www.politicalcompass.org/test
Sep 22, 2020
Your brain dumb thick - Self Diagnosing
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At this point, it should be clear that we love self diagnosing ourselves with things. WebMD is basically our homepage. On this weeks episode, we share two disorders that the internet has led us to believe we have- Misophonia and Dermatillomania. If you sounds can make you go from 0-angry in 2 seconds or you often find yourself struggling to stop picking at your skin, feel free to diagnose yourself too!
Sep 15, 2020
Papa Smurf & The Blumpkin Patch - Nightmares
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We’re extending our sleep series with a requested episode about nightmares! From natural disasters to visits from the deceased, we get into the most common nightmares, their causes and some tips on how to deal with them. Spoiler alert, you might have to cut poutine from your diet.
Sep 08, 2020
Your uterus said "Copy & Paste" - Forest's Birth Story
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APRICOT! He’s here! On this special Friday episode, we share the journey of welcoming Forest into the world. Unexpectedly, during Jeri’s last appointment she was sent straight to the hospital for an immediate induction. It’s all fun and games until you hear “you would have had this baby in the car.”
Sep 04, 2020
We're in a cyclical cycle of cycles - Hurry Sickness
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If you find yourself searching for the shortest line at the grocery store, getting angry in traffic or frustrated waiting for your kid to put their shoes on- you may be suffering from a psychological disorder. We love self diagnosing and we’ve found another thing that ails us- Hurry Sickness. In this episode we discuss some ways to recognize and deal with Hurry Sickness how only we can- by finding meaning in the meaningless of life.
Aug 25, 2020
Everything was great, totally didn't get murdered - Travel Stories
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This may not be the summer of trips and travel but that won't stop us from taking a stroll down memory avenue to retell some of our favorite vacation stories. Trauma plus time equals comedy, right?
Aug 18, 2020
We're going to play a game called "Clean my Room" - Birth Order Stereotypes
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If you’re not first, you’re last...or you’re a middle- Ricky Bobby failed to acknowledge all the middle children, which they’re probably used to. This week we take a look at birth order and what traits tend to go along with your placement in the lineup. We’re both oldest siblings and after reflecting on some stories growing up, we’d like to issue a formal apology to our siblings for the trauma. We’re the worst!
Aug 11, 2020
How has anyone chosen me? - Love Languages
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We’ve all heard of the 5 love languages, but did you know there are apology languages? We took the quiz so you didn’t have to! On this episode we share our results from the love language, apology and anger quizzes, along with stories from the last that helped shape our responses. You’ll also be taken on a Tinder Tangent along the way. We know, how millennial of us?
Aug 04, 2020
Dubstep opened the portal to hell - Ghost Stories
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If you can make it through our 20 minute recap of the historical masterpiece that is Hamilton, you’ll be handsomely rewarded with stories of our experiences with the supernatural world. We had intentions of sharing some ghost stories from the web as well but got too scared after one. Highly recommend listening in the light of day with plenty of time for Schitts Creek after.
Jul 28, 2020
The safe word is apricot- Hospital Story-Time
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Jeri learned the limitations of her giant pregnant body and landed herself in the hospital. This episode is full of thoughts and tangents brought about by 4 hours alone in a triage room and a sleepless evening in the hospital. We elaborate more on Wayfair and how we really feel about masks-because you know, everyone loves to tell you how they feel about masks.
Jul 21, 2020
One too many dumpings - Hey Ladies
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From vagingles to bajangles and everything in between. We're answering your questions and giving advice on a Ladies & Tangents version of Dear Abby. If you feel like you're the only one sweating like crazy or wondered whether or not COVID will live in the word of Grey's Anatomy, you'll find the answers you seek and more in this ramblin' ass episode.
Jul 14, 2020
If there’s anything we’re entitled to it’s a mental health disorder - Millennials
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We’ve seen the lists, we’ve read the tweets, we know what you think of millennials and we’re addressing them on this week’s episode. We’ve got boomers calling us entitled and Gen Z calling us alcoholics. We’re feeling like the middle child of generations right now and we just want to stand in unity with our millennial peeps out there navigating the most insane technological, economic, societal roller coaster that is our lifetime. Sending you all love, gushers and Lisa Frank folders!
Jul 07, 2020
SAY IT CLEAR, SAY IT LOUD, GAY IS GOOD, GAY IS PROUD! - PRIDE
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If making things political was an Olympic sport, America would be like “hold my mask.” This week we’re flying a rainbow flag high to celebrate the last day of Pride month! We want to highlight the LGBTQAI+ community and all of the beautiful diverse people those colors represent by answering some frequently asked questions and sharing advice from individuals who have found a home in the rainbow community. We don’t know who needs to hear this, but we love you!
Jun 30, 2020
Tangents & True Crime - The Tulsa Race Massacre
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On this episode of Tangents & True Crime, we are telling the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Never heard of it? We don’t blame you. One state official from Oklahoma calls the horrific event the state’s “dirty little secret.” Across the country, we are seeing people fight for “history” and the figures that are attached to the specific history that we’re taught, without realizing that so much of history has been kept quiet or omitted completely from curriculum. It is imperative that we learn these stories and that we re-tell history accurately to develop a full understanding of the impact that it has on today’s world.

Please don’t lose passion, motivation or momentum. Below are some petitions and organizations that support the BLM movement. Don’t let “learning & listening” become the new “thoughts & prayers.”

https://www.change.org/p/department-of-counterterrorism-change-kkk-status-into-terrorist-organization

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#petitions

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate
Jun 23, 2020
Let me plant my seed in you - Gaslighting
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*Trigger warning. Abusive relationships and assault are discussed in this week’s episode.

Restrictions have begun to lift and we felt it was time to start recording in person again. Over the past couple months, Ciara has been dropping some new vocabulary and Jeri has been pretending to know what it is, specifically the term “gaslighting.” Most recently, we have seen it used in reference to the BIPOC, and we felt if there are people who can’t relate in that way, that we would discuss various situations that people experience gaslighting to help develop all of our understanding. From parenting to relationships and anything in between, we’re giving you examples of gaslighting and tips on how to heal from it.
Jun 16, 2020
As a black man in America, I'm tired - History, Reform & The Black Card w/ Nick Pryor
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“You want equality for all. You want to stand up and put your hand on your chest and say this is the United States of America...we’re not united at all. This isn’t equal at all.” On this weeks episode, we talk to Nick Pryor, a black man from Pittsburgh, PA who settled down with his family in rural Ohio. Nick shares his perspective on what it means to be a black man in America and his hope for growth, accountability and change. We shared conversations about white-washed history, attachment to racially charged monuments and symbols and the importance of YOUR vote to move forward toward a more tolerant, inclusive and equal nation for ALL.
Jun 09, 2020
You can't bring change if you're not uncomfortable - White Fragility w/ Paige Eff
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“That’s where the term ‘White Fragility’ comes from. It’s a person that wants to acknowledge that racism exists, but they don’t want to endure the stress or the discomfort of talking about it...they want to walk away from it...It’s the inability to endure the same stress about racial injustice that I have been feeling my whole life.” For this episode we sat down with Paige Eff, a mother, wife, future nurse and biracial black woman who reached out to share her story of growing up in a predominantly white town. We wanted to ask her some questions about her experience with racial injustice as a black woman and through our open discussion, she educated us about white fragility. She challenged us to ask ourselves tough questions surrounding our preconceived notions and assumptions about the black community. We hope you’ll listen with an open mind and challenge yourself to answer those same questions.
Jun 05, 2020
If you're silent, I could die - BLACK LIVES MATTER w/ Lauren TKO Rohan
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This week we are using the mic to amplify a voice from the black community. Lauren TKO Rohan is a poet, lyricist, artist, rapper from New Jersey. She hates mayonnaise. She’s right handed and afraid of heights. She’s a Capricorn. She loves show tunes and cooking. She is UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK. She has been around the world and has graced numerous stages with her presence; including TEDxOrlando to perform a piece on identity. She’s incredible, but you shouldn’t need her resume to want to listen to what she has to say. We hope you’ll take some time out of your day to join the conversation and leave with a better understanding of this movement. “Not one more life. Not one more.” #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Follow Lauren TKO Rohan-
Instagram & Twitter - @TKO_goesBANG
TedxOrlando TKO - https://youtu.be/ZJBkIFcoIyQ
Jun 02, 2020
We're talkin' blue-footed boobies - NSFW Amazon Reviews
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If you can make it through 20 minutes about birds, you’ll be handsomely rewarded with the NSFW content you’ve been asking for. This is round 2 of our Amazon Review guessing game and this time we’re reading reviews on products that most people keep in a drawer...except one fine customer who turned hers into a chandelier. You read that right. Happy Tuesday!
May 26, 2020
Perhaps there was an error made somewhere - Amazon Reviews
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We found ourselves in lighter spirits this week and wanted to have a laugh for episode 33. Play along as Jeri reads various Amazon reviews and Ciara tries to guess the product they’re written for. It’s fun for the whole family! No complaints from grandpa! *just kidding. There’s a significant amount of curse words so not totally fun for the whole family. That was more just to set up the grandpa part, which will all make sense later...Kloveyoubye!
May 19, 2020
That's when I decided I was gonna kill people - Mother's Day
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This one goes out to all the moms in any stage of life. We see you and we are grateful for you! We wanted to take this week to share our experiences with momming and as usual, give advice you didn’t ask for. As a special treat, in the beginning we took turns interviewing our kids to get the real tea on us as moms from their perspectives. We hope that wherever you are in your mom journey from starting to plan to empty nesting and everywhere in between that you feel seen and loved. You’re all celebrated in this club. Happy Mother’s Day!
May 12, 2020
This boat sucks, our kids deserve a better boat - Weird Gender Stuff
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Skin care is gender neutral. Mental health is gender neutral. Insert anything here ____________, it’s gender neutral. We realized that color has gender and it got us spiraling into the world of weird gender stereotypes. Is this a rant? Is this an ad for hello fresh? Is this a plea to get McDonald’s to stop asking if my happy meal is for a girl or a boy? Give it a listen and you tell us.
May 05, 2020
You're not broken, you're different - Grief
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It feels like a different world every time we talk. As things change, topics change and last minute we decided to discuss something we’ve all felt or are currently feeling - grief. We want to really make ourselves human and open up about our experiences with grief and help others to realize that it’s ok to grieve, no matter how big or how small. Pain is pain, grief is grief and you’re allowed to feel it.
Apr 28, 2020
He saw a manatee in the water and got a boner - Mermaids
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On this weeks episode of “Shit No One Asked Us to Google” we’re taking you to the depths of the ocean to find the elusive part fish, part human, part....bird? Oh, you didn’t know that mermaids were once believed to be part woman, part birds? We’re giving you lots of fun knowledge today about these creatures and updates on the creatures Nick Cannon and Aaron Carter. Listen now because in 12 hours we turn to sea foam.
Apr 21, 2020
My body is a temple and I ruined it - Faith
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Tis the season to revel in our anxiety and push ourselves to talk about something we’d otherwise avoid at all cost. No, not politics. We’re dodging that bullet either for another 6 months or another 4 years, we’ll find out. We’re talking about faith. There’s so much we don’t know and a lot we want to learn but we’re sharing our journeys with you today. We’re sharing different sides of the spectrum and answering questions that have always plagued us when it comes to the big G-O-D. Our goal has always been to provide real friendship and friendship isn’t always poop jokes and plucking our mustache. So here we are, baring our souls to you hoping you don’t hate us at the end. Ok, love you bye!
Apr 14, 2020
Tangents & True Crime - The Slenderman Stabbing
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On this installment of Tangents & True Crime we finally tell you a story with a happy ending. We take you on quite the not so happy journey along the way, but in the end we have the heroine we've been longing for. The Urban Legend turned crime inspiration is sandwiched between two slices of chit chat about current quarantine life and Schitt's Creek. We still can't leave our houses so there isn't much else going on!
Apr 07, 2020
If you give me a bag of Swiss cheese, I'm going to think you're mad at me - Unpopular Opinions
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For today’s bonus episode we bring to you our Unpopular Opinions! Facebook has become MySpace and bulletin quizzes are back, baby, and we’re hoppin' on that trend. We encourage you to turn this into your Friday night/day (what day is it?) drinking game. Drink every time we say piggy-back. Drink if one of us mispronounces a word. Drink every time you disagree with us. Drink every time we disagree with each other. Sip-sip hooray if you hear the word baguette. Raise your glass for 9/11. Chug if Jeri gets Ciara to flip her opinion. And as two sober people, we see you other sober people. Instead of an alcoholic beverage, grab yourself a nice tall glass of milk. Just kidding, milk is disgusting.
Apr 03, 2020
I went into this with questions and I'm leaving with more questions - Tiger King
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The world has gone crazy for a man whose fringe collection would make John Wayne green with envy. We present to you a topic that needs no introduction. This week we go through episode by episode and recap the wildest ride we’ve ever been on. You know him, you love him, you may have voted for him for governor of Oklahoma - Joe Exotic THE Tiger King.
Mar 31, 2020
He had them Sarah McLachlan eyes - BONUS Q&A
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Ask and you shall receive! What started as a mini once again became a full lengther. We decided to drop a bonus episode Q&A for you to do your puzzles to. We're thinking of all of you during this time and want to bring you some friendly, pointless conversation while you're stuck inside!
Mar 27, 2020
I'm a piece of shit because of the stars - Horoscope Birth Charts
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We promised to bring you companionship without having to leave your house and this week is no different! On this episode of “we’re quarantined with google” we give you another peak inside our brains. Turns out, we’re pretty crappy people according to the planets. It’s not our faults though, it was written in the stars.

*Disclaimer* For the foreseeable future, Ciara and I are abiding by the suggestion of our government and the CDC and practicing social distancing. We will be recording future episodes remotely until notified that it’s safe to be within 6 ft of people again. We hope you understand!
Mar 24, 2020
Paddy Daddy sent the snakes out of Ireland - History of St. Patrick's Day
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To try to create a humorous description to go with this episode feels in some ways wrong. This episode was recorded when restaurants were still open, when schools were still in session and social distancing was more a suggestion than a mandate and the conversation reflects that. We are aware of the heartbreaking stories and the gravity of the situation at hand. We are here to offer you a break from the news, the updated closures and the disappearing human connection so many people are feeling. We are so saddened by the rise in cases around the world and the impact this is having on our hospital staff and small businesses. We know we have listeners all over the country in varying levels of lockdown and we want to bring you all what we’ve always promised - friendship without having to leave your house. We know attending a St. Patrick’s Day celebration isn’t going to happen so we brought St. Paddy to you. We took this train of thought all the way to tangent town, and like always we’re happy to bring you along with us. Stay safe, everyone! We love you!
Mar 17, 2020
Someone's living in my walls - Urban Legends
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From chain letters to Bigfoot and everything in between - this week we’re talking about Urban Legends. These stories are heavily circulated and modified from person to person. Think the game Telephone but make it Stephen King. We don’t know what compels people to keep these tales alive, maybe it’s tradition, maybe it’s maybelline. Whatever it is, we know who’s to blame...we’re looking at you Aunt Marie.
Mar 10, 2020
Rent should be cheaper in February, it's rude - Leap Day
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We went back to our roots and started googling things that have never made sense to us and the Leap Day episode was born! We came to find that this ish is real boring but we did our best. There’s a lot of lunar and sun cycles and a lot of Romans eating grapes, but we ultimately came to the conclusion that time isn’t real and the calendar is trash. Speaking of trash...we round out this episode venting about the dumpster fire that is Love is Blind!
Mar 03, 2020
Tangents & True Crime - Elisa Lam
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I hope you’re hungry! It’s the second scary sandwich from our monthly series Tangents & True Crime. This episode tells the curious story of Elisa Lam, a young girl who mysteriously went missing while on break from school in California. We tried our best to put some pieces of this puzzle together and we intend to keep our day jobs. Don’t worry if true crime gives you the creeps. Eventually we round this baby out and make it safely to Hogwarts. How and why did we get there? Good question, but half the time we don’t know how we get anywhere in these conversations.
Feb 25, 2020
He sewed me up right, you know what I'm sayin? - Pregnancy
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HEADS UP! If you’re one of the people who thought, “I’m glad the oscars didn’t show that postpartum commercial. Who would want to see that?” Probably don’t listen to this episode. We went back to our faithful news source, Buzzfeed and found “25 Questions You Were Too Afraid to Ask a Pregnant Woman,” and we answered them! We didn’t hold back and got real real about the literal ups, downs, ins and outs of pregnancy. Why are we talking about this? OH because one of us is pregnant! Listen until the end for the gender and name reveal!
Feb 18, 2020
Our dishwasher broke so it's WW3 - Valentine's Q & A
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Today’s the day we introduce you to the Gents part of Ladies & Tangents. We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day early by answering your relationship questions about gifts, fights and the bathroom. This absolutely didn’t go the way we planned and there’s a good chance it won’t happen again. We’re not saying it was a mistake, but we’re not not saying it was a mistake - feel me? Enjoy it while you can and Happy Valentines Day from our families to yours!
Feb 11, 2020
Speaking of rabies... - The Weird World of Wikipedia
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This episode is about 50% ladies, 50% tangents. If you're here for the wiki-wiki world of Wikipedia, skip ahead about 25 minutes, BUT if you're interested in hearing us attempt several Jewel songs, tell stories of strange things we did as children and roughly 7 minutes about raccoons, then play that ish from the beginning. At some point we do go through a couple articles of some strange borderline unnecessary Wikipedia pages. PS, if anyone can explain the Buffalo sentence to us, we'd be so appreciative.
Feb 04, 2020
Quantum physics stuff, string theories and all that - Deja Vu
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Calling all knock-knee bimbos! We know you experience it, we all do. We’re talking about Deja Vu! Well, we get real tangent-y in this one, but there’s some Deja Vu talk sprinkled between our trips down memory avenue. There’s a little science, a little conspiracy and a whole lot of mispronunciations. Wait...have we done this before?
Jan 28, 2020
Everything's Fine! I'm LL Cool Joy - Inside Out
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Leave it to Disney to get us in our feelings. We’re always encouraging you to check in with yourself and today we’re doing just that! We’re revisiting our childhood to figure out what makes us tick, using the movie Inside Out as our guide. Listen and play along with us to figure out who is running your control panel, what your islands of personality are and what lives in your imagination station. You know, just some casual mental health awareness, but make it Pixar!
Jan 21, 2020
Tangents & True Crime - The Eriksson Twins
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Move over Mary-Kate and Ashley, there’s a new set of twins in town! And we’re discussing any crime by dinner time. We are so excited to introduce to you our new reoccurring series that will be known as Tangents & True Crime. Once a month, we’ll be telling stories that fascinate, confuse and sometimes scare us. This week we tell you the bonkers story of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson, Swedish twins who share more than just their looks. If true crime isn’t your thing, fear not. We have buffered their story between humiliating memories of being mistaken for a boy that act as your New Girl episode after a scary movie. Grab some tea and share in this madness with us!
Jan 14, 2020
Did you just call me stupid? - Mandela Effect
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Would you trust a memory that felt as real as all your other memories if other people confirmed that they remembered it too? Get ready to question everything from where the Statue of Liberty is actually located to the spelling of the popular children’s series, the Berenstain Bears. YEP. THAT ISN’T A TYPO. People are legit trying to convince us that the BerenSTEIN Bears never existed and it’s been BerenSTAIN the entire time. We’re not buying it, and we’re not the only ones. The Mandela Effect has people recalling brands completely differently and has hundreds of thousands of people remembering Sinbad in a movie that allegedly was never made. This glitch in the matrix is a little science, a little woo-woo and a whole lot of frustrating.
Jan 08, 2020
Still here! Guess we're in Hell! - Y2K
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It's the end of the world as we know it....again! While the world is making lists of what tv shows, songs and trends are turning 20 in '20, we're recalling all the times that the world was expected to tend since we said goodbye to the 1900's. We're so excited to ring in the new year with all of you comforters and see what insanity the new decade has to bring! Cheers!
Dec 31, 2019
Santa, you old Yule Goat - Christmas Traditions
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Up on the rooftop, reindeer paws...is that reindeer paws? Oh man I hope that’s reindeer paws. On today’s festive episode we’ve got Santa, we’ve got Yule Lads, we’ve got holiday music induced panic attacks. We’re sharing holiday figures from around the world and taking you on a trip down memory avenue to share our Christmas traditions. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season with the ones you love! May you all get shirts and if not, here’s hoping you outrun the Yule Cat!
Dec 24, 2019
Pour one out for my homeboy, Jesus - History of Christmas
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YUUUULE! The true history of Christmas has been a mystery for us and on this episode we reveal the source of some of the Christmas traditions we know and love today. Don’t shoot the messenger, but documented history states that Christmas may not have had such a wholesome beginning, even warranting a war on the holiday itself. This is a real history-vocab situation with a dash of celebratory mischief to get you in the spirit this season! Happy Saturnalia, all you Lords of Misrule!
Dec 17, 2019
So much for the mini, here's another full hour- Interpreting Dreams
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BONUS EPISODE* You sent'm and we interpreted'm! Well, we hit google and just regurgitated what the internet had to say. We are so grateful that you shared your deep subconscious with us and hope we did your dreams justice! Remember, this isn't an exact science but it's valid...ish.
Dec 13, 2019
I poop rocketed myself right into the sky - Dreams
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“Dreams feel real when we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.” Even if you’re like us and dissociating your way through life, your brain is storing everything in your subconscious. Scary, huh? Sometimes these memories will come back and take shape in the form of a a Sting Balloon or playing tag with Cher - whatever you dream, there’s a lesson to be learned. Or it’s nothing...no one really knows.
Dec 10, 2019
No tv, no night lights, no nothin' - Sleep Paralysis
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BEEP-BEEP-BEEP! This is your weekly Tuesday hangout alarm! Still feeling sleepy? Like despite the extra shop of espresso, the grog fog is still clouding your brain? SAME! We've got some tips and tricks for improving sleep that you need, but almost certainly won't take. 30 minute naps, girl who? We're also sharing our experiences with sleep paralysis and hallucinations. Buckle up because we're about to go 0 - WooWoo in 15 seconds.
Dec 03, 2019
That's the that on...us? - Q & A
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So this is a story all about...us! You sent questions and we answered. How long does it take our chin hair to grow? What do we really think of each other? How's Patricia? It started as a Q&A and somehow turned into a tutorial for the Britney Spears impression that you didn't ask for, but most certainly need. God bless and enjoy this week's taste for your ear holes.
Nov 26, 2019
I'm lashing out because my sweater is too hot - Anxiety
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Do you ever feel like life is a dream? Like the world is tilted and you could just float right off the edge? There’s a name for that and it’s a panic attack. Like the movie SPLIT, they can come in different forms and at any time. We’ll be sharing many of the different faces of anxiety and how to cope when one pops up like an unexpected acquaintance at the grocery store. In the meantime, if you’ve got some lavender around, we suggest slathering it all over yourself before clicking play because we’re about to get into - ANXIETY

*Trigger Warning* On this week’s episode we will be talking about things that may induce panic or trigger past trauma, specifically regarding generalized anxiety disorder, unhealthy relationships and our experiences with them. If these are topics that you may have a negative response to, please listen with caution or we’ll talk next week!
Nov 19, 2019
Turn it off, we don't know why you're listening - Imposter Syndrome
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Do you heavily relate to the phrase “fake it ‘til you make it?” Do you question whether or not you’re qualified enough to call yourself a functioning human? Do you reject compliments like it’s your actual job? If you said yes to any of these questions, we’ve got an episode for you! So slap on your dog filter and let us tell you about the syndrome you probably haven’t heard about, but almost certainly have - Imposter Syndrome.
Nov 12, 2019
Let's get in the bath and panic - Phobias
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It's Election Day and we're out here chanting "NO MO PHOBIAS - 2020!" We're talkin' spiders, we're talkin' needles, we're talkin' Alice from the Brady Bunch. Whatever your phobia is, we're talking about it on this weeks episode. So put your comfy pants on and get in the bath and panic with us!

*TRIGGER WARNING* On this week's episode, we will be talking about things that may induce panic or trigger past trauma, specifically in relation to social phobias, anxieties and unhealthy relationships. If these are topics you that you may have a negative response to, please listen with caution or skip this week!
Nov 05, 2019
Oh yeah, Martha? You're a freaking witch - Salem Witch Trials
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In 1692, years after Columbus sailed the Ocean blue, some weird shit started happening in Salem, Massachusetts. After disease and war plagued the town of Salem, people started getting down with bewitchment...or epilepsy? We don't know. We weren't there. We're not experts in doctoring.
Oct 29, 2019