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Comedian Erica Spera brings on a guest each week to talk about dating and relationships. In 2019, Erica publicly came out about having herpes, and how that has affected her dating life. Since then, no topic is off limits. She takes a sports mentality when it comes to dating, and instead of throwing in the towel she breaks down different relationship books, research, tricks and tips with her guests to see what is real and what is B.S. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shootersgottashoot ...
 
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Cousins Lisa Valastro (Cake Boss) and Erica Spera (Comedian) sit down to share family stories from behind the scenes of the Cake Boss family. Join us like it's sunday dinner as we answer fan emails about life, love, and of course family. Don't miss out on what happens when the cameras stop rolling. Email us: whatsupcuzpod@gmail.com
 
NYC Comedians Erica Spera and Julian G are here to bring some hype into your life. This high energy tag team brings on a fellow comedian every week to answer some Chuck Klosterman Hypertheticals and their own ridiculous hypotheticals. 3 Comedians, 20 Minutes of Fire. @20firemin - 20firemin@gmail.com
 
From her TikTok and Instagram, @findingmrheight, dating coach Ali is now joined by her good friend Roark to bring you their positive and practical dating approach in podcast form. Ali's expertise & Roark's 10,000 hours in the dating trenches allow them to tackle modern dating issues while helping you seek and attract the one that you're looking for. Follow along @findingmrheight for even more content!
 
A new podcast by comedian Taylor Tomlinson, Sad in the City is a realistic look at life in your 20's & 30's. Between touring every weekend and living bicoastal, Taylor takes you through her journey of moving to and living in New York City. Join Taylor every Tuesday on your favorite podcast platform when new episodes drop. And if you want to WATCH the sadness go down, find the videos on the Sad in the City YouTube Channel. Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok by searching for @sadi ...
 
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This week, Ali & Roark have the pleasure of welcoming comedian and podcaster Erica Spera on the podcast. Erica brings her vulnerability and humor to the pod to share her experience dating with herpes, bust herpes myths, and answer listener questions like when and how to disclose with a new partner. Also, Ali has updates galore this week after a wee…
 
Comedian Anthony DeVito joins Erica Spera this week to share one of the craziest cheating stories we've ever heard. They also talk about first kiss nightmares, why a nice guy isn't necessarily the right guy, if you should tell someone they're being cheated on, and why Anthony likes that his partner is territorial. The end of the episode features a …
 
Ali & Roark discuss conflict this week. First, they discuss when they think it’s worth bringing up a topic that could cause conflict. Then, they focus on how to handle hard conversations like when you feel like you might shut down, what happens if you cry through it, and do you re-open the conversation if you think of something else to say later. T…
 
Comedian (and new Dad) Yannis Pappas joins Erica Spera this week to debate the book "101 Things your Dad never told you about Men". They discuss the real reason for why men lie, why time alone is important, how your sex life changes after a baby, why you should pretend to like the gift your partner buys you, what really makes your "husband" happy, …
 
Ali & Roark start a new series this week with their first recurring guest – Roark’s friend Matt! Ask a 30-Something Man will feature different guys in our lives answering your questions. Matt tackles a variety of different questions like what makes a profile “swipe-able,” whether men tend to be intimidated by smart women, and if men want women to o…
 
Comedian Caitlin Peluffo joins Erica Spera this week for a hilarious, wild ride. They debate some classic dating "rules", and Caitlin shares the moves that got her several boyfriends, how often couples have sex, why men like when you look "damp" in photos, what she misses most about being single, and much more! The end of the episode features a Pat…
 
Ali & Roark have a bit of a reset episode this week. Rather than cover a specific topic, they walk listeners down a dating life memory lane – covering all the major exes that are worthy of a nickname. They hope this will be a good reference episode in case you’ve missed any relationship origin stories. During the Updates section, Roark describes a …
 
Comedian Casey Balsham joins Erica Spera this week to discuss going through the IVF process, how your fertility declines as you age, the importance of finding the right doctors, what the hormone shots and recovery is like, if you should freeze your eggs, and much more! The end of the episode features a Patreon Preview. Join the Patreon to support t…
 
Comedian Jaye McBride joins Erica Spera this week to discuss her process of becoming a woman, when she knew she wanted to transition, what you should and should not say to transgender people, how things have changed since she transitioned 15 years ago, and what she thinks about transgender women playing sports. Join the Patreon to support the show …
 
This week, Ali & Roark cover listener questions in a Hot Topics episode. They start with a question about friends who choose to stay friends with your ex. Then, they tackle a question about disclosing *your own* red flags. And they conclude with a Dating Mythbusters question – do men just decide they’re ready one day? During the Updates portion, Ro…
 
Comedian Jared Freid joins Erica Spera this week to discuss Steve Harvey's advice on Nagging, how to get your partner to do the things they don't want to do, and a man's opinion on how to prep for a beach vacation with your significant other's family. The end of the episode features a Patreon Preview as well. Join the Patreon to support the show an…
 
She blinded us with science! Ali & Roark are joined by Dr. Abby Medcalf – a psychologist who tells them all about how the brain affects our relationships. The focus of the conversation is closure – what is it, why do we want it, and how can we get – but Abby goes much further and they probably could have talked for hours because she is so darn love…
 
Comedian Lev Fer joins Erica Spera this week for more of a "Patreon Style" episode. They debate what boundaries you should have with your exes, if you can still be emotionally available while being friends with your ex, where the line is between needy and narcissistic, and they debate if who's apartment you spend time at more holds the power in the…
 
The stars align this week as Ali & Roark get to talk to astrologer Aliza Kelly. Aliza has a really interesting and nuanced approach to astrology that has even consummate cynic Roark intrigued. They discuss topics like what does it really mean to have a particular sign? Is your sun sign the be all end all? And should we *really* not date THAT sign (…
 
Comedian Oscar Aydin joins Erica Spera this week to discuss the blowjob chapter from the book "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man". Oscar shares some of his own tips and tricks, how much you should communicate with your partner, and why it's ok to ask your partner about their hygiene habits. The end of the episode features a Patreon Preview…
 
It’s just Ali & Roark this week as they start a conversation about how to long-distance date. With Ali back from Colombia, the two have a lot to catch up on and they spend more time on updates than usual. Both Ali & Roark had great first dates that they eagerly report. Then, they transition to Topic Talk with a Weird or Nah about starting a relatio…
 
Author Amy Chan joins Erica this week to discuss her book Breakup Bootcamp, and how to rewire your brain and your heart after a breakup. They talk about the Sunk Cost Fallacy theory, the differences in how men and women fall in love, if you should give someone a heads up before calling it quits, how to deal with shame in dating, and so much more. T…
 
Dustin Nickerson is back in the studio! He and Taylor go over their favorite things to do on the road, their favorite theme park rides, and how they view social media. Thank you for listening to Sad in the City with Taylor Tomlinson. Connect with us by searching @sadinthecitypod on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Email us at sadinthecitypod@gmail.c…
 
Ali & Roark are joined by Desiree Simone this week to talk about dating after divorce and dating a partner who has kids. As is par for the course, they bite off more than they can chew, and the three mainly discuss dating after divorce. First, Desiree shares her own story. Then, she offers perspective on sharing your divorce story with a new partne…
 
Comedian Jon Fisch joins Erica this week to discuss his journey into fatherhood, and how life isn't always what you planned. They talk about his initial reaction to the news, telling your parents, the financial pressures of settling down, what online dating opener hooked his fiance, and much more. The end of the episode features a Patreon preview. …
 
Today we have the hilarious Dustin Nickerson in the studio! Taylor and Dustin get into road stories, hotel nightmares, and working with your best friend. Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code SAD at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod https://www.manscaped.com Thank you for listening to Sad in the City with Taylor Tomlinson. Connect w…
 
It has been a minute since Ali & Roark did a Grab Bag episode and they are excited to bring it back! In this round of Grab Bag questions, they tackle dating as an introvert, breaking up with someone you live with, whether an age gap is too much to overcome in dating and many more! But first, it’s the updates - Roark gets Googled before a first date…
 
Comedian Chris James joins Erica this week to discuss Matthew Hussey's "11 Signs He’s Serious About You". They talk about what gestures really mean something, what men consider important in relationships, how men will put up with inconveniences when they like you, what makes men want to settle down, and much more. The end of the episode features a …
 
Lisa updates Erica on Buddy Jr's latest stunt: skipping school. They answers a fan email about trying to juggle giving all your kids attention and having a spouse who is always gone working. Email your questions to: whatsupcuzpod@gmail.com Subscribe & Leave us a 5 Star Review on Apple podcasts! Follow us on Instagram // Lisa Valastro: instagram.com…
 
This week, Ali & Roark have Meghan Wainwright on the podcast to share her experience being lovebombed. She talks about what it felt like to experience a “whirlwind” romance and the moments that gave her pause and the red flags she should have seen more clearly. And the three discuss how Meghan approaches dating differently now and how to call out a…
 
Comedian Jourdain Fisher joins Erica this week to talk all about some highlights from the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. They discuss what the major differences are between how men and women communicate, the differences in how they feel love, how they can use the same word but have entirely different meaning, why you should never say…
 
This week, Ali & Roark welcome Gigi Robinson to the pod. Gigi uses social media to talk about mental health, body image, chronic illness – and the intersection of them. The three discuss how to tell others about a chronic illness, how to hype yourself up when your body image isn’t at its best, and how to know you’re “enough.” During Ali & Roark’s u…
 
Comedian Matt Pavich joins Erica this week to talk all about Bipolar Disorder; How he was diagnosed, advice on disclosing to others, why he's now sober, why you should visit someone you know in the psych ward, and so much more. They finish up the episode answering some fun questions about dating pet peeves, uncircumcised penises, go-to spots for fi…
 
The women of Guys We F@#cked Podcast join us in studio! Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson give us their backstory of moving to NYC, their aspirations for the future, and how if you’re going to love living in New York, you HAVE to have a NYC MOMENT. Find Corinne and Krystyna’s podcast here: https://www.sorryaboutlastnightcomedy.com/about/ Thank…
 
Lisa updates Erica on their post-covid Christmas celebration with the entire family. They answers a fan email about a roommate conflict and how to approach a solution. Email your questions to: whatsupcuzpod@gmail.com Subscribe & Leave us a 5 Star Review on Apple podcasts! Follow us on Instagram // Lisa Valastro: instagram.com/lisavalastro4 // Erica…
 
The Topic Talk is a little more serious this week as Ali & Roark discuss gaslighting. They analyze how the term has become vastly overused in a way that can sometimes undermine how genuinely serious real gaslighting is. Given this, they largely focus on unintentional gaslighting or gaslighting “moments” – how to spot them and how to call them out. …
 
We’ve reached Molly’s final episode of the podcast this week so we’ve turned the tables and Erica interviews her as her first guest. The two discuss how far they’ve come over the last two and a half years and the way their perception of dating has or hasn’t changed in certain scenarios. Molly also spills on who were her favorite guests, top episode…
 
Our guest today is the Founder of No More Lonely Friends, Marissa Meizz. Marissa walks us through her journey of moving to and living in NYC, how she grew up living bicoastal, and the aftermath of *that* viral TikTok. Check out Marissa's Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/marissameizz/?hl=en No More Lonely Friends website here: https://nomor…
 
It’s official – Ali & Roark celebrate one year of podcasting! And funnily enough, their guest this week joins the podcast to talk all about time. Well, timelines, really. Laura Behnke didn’t have a relationship until she was 35, and she comes on the pod to say “who cares” to following anyone’s timeline but your own. The three discuss embracing your…
 
This week we dive back into Bruce Bryans' work to discuss his book "What Women Want in a Man." Erica and Molly discuss Chapter 2: How to Become the Man that She Needs and debate where power dynamics should play into relationships. The two also share their own opinions on what behavior from men is most attractive to them and whether nice guys really…
 
Ali & Roark dive into the five love languages this week! Although this isn’t a series, this is a big topic and they will definitely revisit it, so please send in your questions if you have any. They walk through the five different love languages, then discuss the utility of the framework, its shortcomings, and their own experiences sharing their lo…
 
Do you have a 'type' or pattern in your dating life? Have you ever wondered what that might actually say about you? Well we do. So this week we dive into the article '10 Different Types of Guys -- And What Your Attraction To Them Says About You' by Paul Carrick Brunson. Erica and Molly discuss the types of guys they believe they most often attract …
 
Lisa updates Erica on Sophia's first semester of college, and discuss the challenges of adjusting to a new environment. They answers a fan email about how to keep Italian family traditions alive. Email your questions to: whatsupcuzpod@gmail.com Subscribe & Leave us a 5 Star Review on Apple podcasts! Follow us on Instagram // Lisa Valastro: instagra…
 
The subject matter of this weeks episode is a bit heavier than usual, but it’s a truly moving conversation between Ali and guest Krista St. Germain, host of The Widowed Mom podcast and founder of Coaching with Krista. They talk about losing a partner, moving forward and dating again, and how to integrate grief. Unfortunately, Roark couldn’t join Al…
 
This week we’re joined by founder of Smart Dating Academy Bela Gandhi (TODAY Show, GMA, The Steve Harvey Show) to talk all about making better choices in dating. Bela shares with Erica and Molly how she came to launch Smart Dating Academy, the common mistakes she sees clients making in their dating lives, the advice she gives them to help solve the…
 
Erica a is in the studio today! Deep diving into Harry Potter, dating apps, life in NYC, and more. Taylor and Erica give us their hilarious take on all of it. Thank you for listening to Sad in the City with Taylor Tomlinson. Connect with us by searching @sadinthecitypod on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Email us at sadinthecitypod@gmail.com. Don’t…
 
Lisa updates Erica on her conspiracy that someone "put the horns on her" as she has started to discover grey hairs. They answers a fan email about how to get rid of baby fever. Email your questions to: whatsupcuzpod@gmail.com Subscribe & Leave us a 5 Star Review on Apple podcasts! Follow us on Instagram // Lisa Valastro: instagram.com/lisavalastro4…
 
This week, Ali & Roark have WAY too much fun with Jeff Guenther (aka Therapy Jeff). So much fun that a fair amount was deemed NSFP (not safe for pod), but Jeff *may* be coming to a Patreon near you sometime soon. You may recognize Jeff from your TikTok FYP. He is incredible at doling out bite-sized relationship advice you absolutely need to hear, a…
 
This week we’re joined by Three Day Rule Matchmaking Founder Talia Goldstein to talk about the business of love. Talia shares with Erica and Molly how she went from setting up friends and colleagues at dinner parties to launching her own business, how Three Day Rule determines compatibility, tips for first dates, dating trends in the Covid era, the…
 
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