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A Good Podcast About Bad Relationships. Every Sunday, Alicia and Stacie take you on a comedic ride through two stories of marital misconduct and love gone wrong, blending biography, pop culture, history, and politics. "It’s one part Vanity Fair meets Town & Country, one part country music song—and an all-around good time." - The Atlantan. "Enjoying the juicy details of other people’s relationships is having a moment." Sunday Times Style Magazine (UK). "When this shameless show about bad rela ...
 
A podcast exploring writer Dominick Dunne's quest for justice amidst his incisive commentary of the high society set. Alicia (Trashy Divorces) leads a far ranging romp through the novels and Vanity Fair columns of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable literary contributors. Covering courthouses and country clubs, Dunne’s voice was one for the ages, and Done & Dunne ensures that voice can continue to resonate with audiences today. New episodes weekly, consider Monday your Dunne-Day.
 
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It's Pride Month, so this week Stacie takes a look at the life and loves of actor and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. Then Alicia walks us through one of her favorite pandemic-era brain escapes, the trashy lives of the cast of Netflix's 'Selling Sunset.' Promo Betterhelp.com/trashy – Get 10% off your first month when you sign up at the link! The Oak Tree…
 
If it isn't clear by now, Alicia will never get enough of the trashy behavior of the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. Oh, the trash and the scandal! This week, we check in with pony boy/puppy boy Robert Dudley, late of The Original Staircase Murder fame, and his other lovers, Douglas Sheffield (who is not a man) and Lettice Knollys (who is not a lettuce…
 
Some unexpected issues mean you get a couple of Patreon faves! First up, Alicia has Truman Capote's dirtiest deed: the publication of La Cote Basque, 1965, the short story in which he knifed every single one of his "swans," betraying and humiliating some of the most important figures in his coveted high-society circle. Speaking of cautionary tales,…
 
Our man Nick wasn't always scribbling furiously in a courtroom, and his Hollywood roots were never far from his mind. To whit: In 1984, he sat to interview screen goddess Ava Gardner. Alicia weaves his words with Gardner's own, from the book she published years after, filling in the portrait of this legendary star. Sources: Fatal Charms and The Man…
 
This week we have two women who simply refuse to live in the boxes the world tries to put them in. First, Stacie has the story of author Glennon Doyle, whose first two book releases coincided with marital calamities that threatened to derail her career. Then, Alicia has the story of 1960s It Couple, Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould. Promo Betterh…
 
As we get our TDHQ2 studio dialed in, we're bringing you a few of our favorite things! First up, Alicia has the true crime tale of "The Ice Cream Blonde" and "Hot Toddy," actress and businesswoman Thelma Todd. Her mysterious 1935 death put a harsh light on some of Hollywood's mobsters and shakers. Then Stacie has a political sex scandal so amazing …
 
Hello friends! We're having a slight schedule change this week and bringing you Trashy Royals today, and our normally scheduled Trashy Divorces episode on Wednesday*. This week, Alicia has the incredible story of Lady Jane Grey, England's Nine Days' Queen, who got caught in the succession rigmarole that characterized the decade between Henry VIII's…
 
This week we're taking a look at the last of Henry VIII's beheaded wives, Katherine Howard, as well as Jane Boleyn, sister-in-law of Anne and a lady-in-waiting for many of Henry's queens, until he killed her, too. Check out related stories we've pulled from the paywall at Patreon by visiting bit.ly/trashcandy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
In this episode of Done and Dunne, Dominick will find a new way to continue his warrior of justice quest, this time investigating and writing about the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut. The accused is from generations of money and influence, and Dunne's role within this case will bring some kind of reckoning for this horrific …
 
Alicia wraps up her "Henry VIII Sandwich" (phrasing!) with the story of perhaps his happiest wife, Anne of Cleves. Married just six months, Anne was able to live out her days in relative comfort after offending her royal fiance days before their wedding. Then, Stacie has the trashy divorce of 'Girl, Wash Your Face' author Rachel Hollis, whose 2020 …
 
With this episode coming out on May 19, it was incumbent on Alicia to bring you the story of the final days of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded in the Tower of London on this date 485 years ago. This is the first of more 60 Trashy Tudors episodes that we've recorded for Patreon, and Alicia gets into all the Tudor dirt, how An…
 
We’re pulling some of our favorite stories out of the Patreon vault this week. First up, Stacie has the remarkable life and delicious sex scandal of Annabelle Battistella, better known as Fanne Foxe, The Argentine Firecracker, and the Tidal Basin Bombshell, whose mid-70s love affair brought down a powerful congressman. Then, Alicia follows up on so…
 
For this week's installment of Trashy Royals, we wanted to surface one of our most popular Patreon episodes. You wouldn't think that Isabella of France (1295-1358) would bring the heat, but you would be mistaken. This one has all kinds of trashcandy, as well as Stacie's favorite alternative pronunciation of a historical name. Learn more about your …
 
Dominick Dunne never got around to writing about the murder of Olympic skier Vladimir “Spider” Sabich in 1976, but he devoted an episode of his 2002-2009 television series, Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege, and Justice, to the killing – and the mockery of a trial that followed. Spider, a popular fixture in the Aspen scene, was shot by his longtime…
 
It's Mother's Day in America, and we decided to celebrate two powerhouse women with a fascinating family tie. First up, Alicia has country superstar Reba McEntire's two divorces. Then Stacie walks us through the ongoing divorce of singer and television host Kelly Clarkson, Reba's one-time step-daughter-in-law. Promo Betterhelp.com/trashy – Get 10% …
 
This week in Trashy Royals, it's time for a trip to Monaco, a tiny country with a lot of #trashcandy! This week, Alicia gets into the Practical Magic-esque Grimaldi Curse, Prince Albert I, Prince Rainer III, dubious marketing schemes, so many ladies, and some Trashy Divorces Alums too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Worried that Monaco’s Princess Caroline may feel left out after her sister was covered two weeks ago, Alicia brings us the trashy and tragic details of her three marriages. Content warning: Public urination! Then, Stacie has a figure for our times, the billionaire space pioneer with all the feels, Elon Musk. Promo StoryWorth. Visit StoryWorth.com/t…
 
This week on Trashy Royals, we hop on our broomsticks and fly back to the heady days when men were men and a mildly inconvenient storm at sea could prompt a monarch to burn a bunch of his subjects at the stake! That's right: It's King James VI (of Scotland) and James I (of England and Ireland) time! This guy was obsessed with witchcraft and witches…
 
It was a wrenching crime followed by an appalling miscarriage of justice, chronicled by none other than the grieving father of the victim. Alicia takes us through the conclusion of the trial of the man who strangled Dominique Dunne to death, presided over by a self-serving judge with a soft spot for the defense team, with a verdict rendered by a ju…
 
Stacie gets nostalgic for the '90s with a real ex-file, the marriage and divorce of actors Tea Leoni and David Duchovny. Then Alicia has the seven husbands and deeply sad life of the mid-20th century's "Poor Little Rich Girl," Barbara Hutton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
There are fascinating through lines that draw House Windsor together in unexpected, and even (to our boring middle class values) unseemly, ways. In today's foray into Trashy Royals, Alicia introduces us to Prince of Wales "Dirty" Bertie, the future Edward VII, and one of his longtime mistresses, Alice "Freddie" Keppel. And then we meet again a youn…
 
Friends, a quick programming note. To ensure consistency, Done & Dunne is going to an every-other-week schedule starting Monday, April 26, with the conclusion of the trial of Dominque Dunne's murderer. Look forward to longer, more in-depth episodes every other Monday, and thank you so much for your support of this labor of love. Learn more about yo…
 
Alicia celebrates the launch of our new Wednesday Trashy Royals episodes with the wild life and times of Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Stacie takes us through the ups and downs and downs of actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd's two divorces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Welcome to our new season 10 mid-week drops, Trashy Royals! Today, Alicia has the tale of a possibly cursed pearl, La Peregrina, which was the largest pearl ever found when it was pulled from Panamanian waters. It would spend centuries bothering Europe's first families before an English Duke gave it to Sotheby's for auction in 1969, and the legend …
 
We have certain underlying assumptions about how the criminal justice works, and how the courtroom will treat the grieving family of a murder victim. Nick sure did, until it was his family gathered in a Los Angeles courthouse, watching a grave miscarriage of justice play out as the man who murdered his daughter Dominique stood trial. Intimate Partn…
 
And we’re back! This week, Alicia looks into the strangely tragic life of one of the 20th century’s funniest women, writer Dorothy Parker. Then Stacie takes us on an empathy trip through the love and dissolution of the marriage of comic actors Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Promo Apostrophe – Get $15 off your visit at apostrophe.com/trashy, with code…
 
In this Done and Dunne episode, Alicia talks about the lynchpin in Dominick's First Act Hollywood downfall, occurring during the filming of Ash Wednesday, starring the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. Dunne profiles Elizabeth for Vanity Fair in December 1985's "The Red Queen". Theirs is a tale of friendship, respect, and recovery and an excellent exampl…
 
Welcome to our Season 9 finale! Alicia has the very trashy tale of what happened after Stella got her groove back! Author Terry McMillan broke all the rules by marrying a much younger man, and when he later came out as gay, her anger was almost all-consuming. Stacie has a couple who really underperformed in the trash department, but the sweet after…
 
When it comes to women who roar, we’ve got two fabulous ones. Stacie has the short story of the marriage of pop queen Katy Perry and British narcissist Russell Brand, who notified her of the divorce by text message. Alicia takes us to 1970s and early 1980s Palm Beach for the wild ride of rich guy Peter Pulitzer and his second marriage and divorce, …
 
This week, we’re pulling a few recent favorites from the Patreon vault! Stacie has some wild tales from the career of America’s first Lady Pinkerton, Kate Warne, who pioneered the field for women in the 19th century. Then, Alicia has the very trashy gilded age life of Consuelo Vanderbilt, whose marriage of convenience to the Duke of Marlborough end…
 
Alicia explores the odd intersection of two of her favorite fandoms: Our man Nick and the king of laid back music, Jimmy Buffett. Their connection point occurred in the late 1950s, when Dominick Dunne was casting a forthcoming show called Adventures in Paradise and handed off his business card to a handsome man he met in a coffee shop. That man was…
 
Alicia follows Dominick's gaze to California and tells the story of Muriel and Seema Silberstein and the 96% of the shares of the Beverly Hills Hotel they owned in equal proportion. It was that last 4% that drove them over the edge. Beverly Hills was scandalized. Dominick was intrigued. Further reading: Beverly Hills Coup, by Dominick Dunne. Vanity…
 
This week, we’re focusing on two women who made some interesting choices in their youth. Alicia has Cybill Shepherd, whose early affair with director Peter Bogdanovich nearly ended her show business career. Stacie has the bad marriage of singer-actor Mandy Moore and the scandal-plagued rocker Ryan Adams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
This week we’re taking a look at a couple of American princesses, er, heiresses. First, Stacie has the bizarre story of Patty Hearst, granddaughter of William Randolph, whose abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 led to a crime spree that stunned the world. Then, Alicia has the scandalous life and loves of Lee Radziwill, the sister of…
 
It’s been a cold week, friends, so we thought we’d take the show someplace warm and take a look at two of the 20th century’s most notable yacht owners: it’s Greek shipping magnate week on TD! Alicia has the trashy life of Aristotle Onassis, while Stacie has the trashy tale of his archrival Stavros Niarchos. These two cut a path of destruction throu…
 
In this episode, Alicia tells the story of the feud between our man Nick and Frank Sinatra, which led to a bizarre altercation at The Daisy, the “it” place for Hollywood’s movers and shakers in the 1960s and 1970s. Sources: Eighty-Two Very Good Years (newyorker.com) Excerpt: Craig Brown on Frank Sinatra, Dominick Dunne, and Phil Spector (vanityfair…
 
Welcome to the premiere of Done & Dunne! Alicia takes us through Dominick Dunne’s first act, from a comfortable childhood marred by conflict with his father, to a Hollywood career that gradually gave way to substance misuse, the breakdown of his marriage, and finally, a long stay at a remote cabin in Oregon where Nick began to piece himself back to…
 
Happy Valentine’s Day! We both realized we’d already released some stories that hit the Valentine’s Day sweet spot for us over on Patreon! Stacie has the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky story of cartoonist Charles Addams, whose decades of darkly screwball New Yorker cartoons became The Addams Family. Then, Alicia has perhaps the perfect distil…
 
Check out Done & Dunne, a new podcast exploring writer Dominick Dunne's quest for justice amidst his incisive commentary of the high society set. Alicia (Trashy Divorces) leads a far ranging romp through the novels and Vanity Fair columns of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable literary contributors. Covering courthouses and country clubs, …
 
This week, Alicia gets her dander up with the marriage and divorce of burlesque star Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson, including a discussion of the disturbing allegations that have been made against him in recent days. Then, Stacie spills the tea about the two families that lawyer Johnnie Cochran juggled for more than a decade. Intimate Partner V…
 
Well Trashpandas, Mercury is returning to retrograde, and as proof, Stacie's computer has flung itself head first toward oblivion. But good news: Instead of her regularly scheduled profile this week, we're finally able to share some of the awesome listener letters you've sent in. Then, Alicia has the two divorces but decidedly lovely life of the sp…
 
It's been a tough few... years, so this week we thought it might be nice to dive into the private lives of one of TV's oddest and most delightful (non-romantic) couples: Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. Snoop is a hip hop legend and icon, as well as an enthusiastic booster of cannabis, while Martha Stewart literally wrote the book on suburban domesti…
 
Friends, you may not be ready for the epic trashiness we have compacted for you this week. First up, Stacie has the astonishing back story of Bonnie Lee Bakley, a murder victim whose 2001 death led to years of legal and financial trouble for her tenth husband, actor Robert Blake. Then, Alicia has the incredible story of Pamela Churchill Harriman, "…
 
How about something a little lighter? This week, Alicia has the story of one of her favorite people, Olivia Newton-John, who experienced a seriously trashy breakup when a longtime boyfriend disappeared without a trace. Then, Stacie jumps back to the early 2000s to explore the youthful marriage and divorce of musicians and reality TV stars Jessica S…
 
And we're back! For our Season 9 opener, Stacie takes a look at Mary-Kate Olsen's attempt to get a pandemic quickie divorce, plus a bunch of other Olsen Twin trashmagic. Then, Alicia has the story of American icon Gloria Vanderbilt, an undisputed rich girl who in no way had it all. Promo: Betterhelp.com/trashy. Get 10% off your first month when you…
 
It’s the finale for Season 8, the end of our second year making Trashy Divorces, and of course, we’re wrapping up this abysmal year of 2020 with two Heroes of Trash Candy. It’s Trash Panda Idol week! First up, Stacie has the legendary singer Patsy Cline, whose two tumultuous marriages punctuated a life short but breathtakingly large. Country music’…
 
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