This brunch, the ladies chat their favorite Cheesecake Factory apps, the sounds that trigger their misophonia, and the beauty of positive female energy in the workplace. Rachael’s all about the bare necessities (the simple bare necessities), Sara commits to dance outfits, and Washingtonian cheese curds have the ladies dreamin’ about cheesin’. And finally, can you feel nostalgia for something you never had? The ladies bug out for the Easy-Bake Oven.
Director Ally Zonsius joins the ladies to chat the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, foster failing, and fashion they just can’t quit. Sara wants to be JLo, Ally introduces us to a strange and wonderful cookie, and Rachael contemplates petty revenge. Finally, the ladies break down video games of 90s past – what’s in your floppy disk drive?
This brunch the ladies chat selfie fails, marvel at the comfort of wedges, and decide Will Arnett will always be GOB in our hearts. Rachael’s crop topping and Sara’s Shonda watching, while kids’ meals and bird beaks are deemed gross. Finally, the ladies get back into the 90s nostalgia habit with Sister Act II — oh, happy day!
Comedian Jessie Stegner joins the ladies to celebrate the Shepod’s 50th episode! The ladies rekindle their love with TOWIE, dream about a one-outfit wardrobe, and share their most embarrassing 90s crushes. Rachael fights with ketchup, Jessie loves difficult people, and Sara finds herself in a cheesy situation. Smokers, pizza burn, and bad attitudes make the Gross List, and the ladies break down another 90s throwback as they revisit Eerie, Indiana.
This brunch, the ladies chat their mutual obsession for Full Frontal, doubling down on favorite clothing items, and the pros and cons of a marital name change. Sara can’t quit Shondaland, Rachael has a run in with a wine vigilante, and the ladies solemnly swear to uphold public bathroom etiquette. Finally, hear us now Banana Boat: it must have been love, but it’s over now — as the ladies discuss their SPF sins of the 90s.
This brunch, the ladies “Lean In” to bread & cheese, profess their love for a good baseball tee—and their disdain for indecent perspiration. Sara scored tickets to Hamilton (!!) and Rachael finally falls for the Gilmore Girls. Finally, Doug-gone it, the 90s are missed as they chat the Nickelodeon shows that still salute our shorts.
Comedian Delanie Fischer stops by this brunch to chat Fuller House, the allure of a British accent, and the harsh reality of pet pigs. Rachael is Team Vanderpump, Sara finds coupon codes exhilarating, and Delanie finds ghosting gross. Finally the ladies reminisce about a time before texting — MASH, anyone?
The first brunch in March has the ladies chatting Instagram dating, Judd Apatow’s “LOVE”, and over the shoulder boulder holders. Sara avoids shaving, Rachael comes clean about her lack of lox love, and sketchy financial institutions are deemed gross. Finally an (honorary) 90s reality show makes the nostalgia cut: When Somethin’s gotta go, she’ drops it like it’s hot.
This brunch, comedian Annabelle DeSisto joins the ladies to chat Vanderpump Rules IRL, nacho goals, and bestie plate-sharing etiquette. Annabelle finds pantsless joy in food delivery, Sara has mixed feelings about Spanx, and Rachael gets on board with the blowout. The Bachelor, Tinder Delights, and Blue Men make the Gross List. Finally, say you’ll be there — the Spice Girls make a comeback for 90s nostalgia.
This February brunch Sara and Rachael listen to Lena Dunham’s new podcast, discuss their favorite First Ladies, and the joys of senioritis. There’s no bread and cheese like New York bread and cheese, Sara gets into cartoons, and Rachael is won over by arranged marriages. Cat calls (sarcastic or not) are deemed gross, while 90s nostalgia is all about making mixtapes from the radio (complete with the DJ in between songs).
Yup – we’re giving away a set of Golden Girls prayer candles! You can check out the goods at Vegas Giblet on Etsy!
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The ladies get deep this brunch when they chat internet life vs. real life, the joys of the brunch & nap lifestyle, and their top 10 TV shows of all time. Feral cats and garlic bread aftermath make the Gross List, while the Fresh Prince of Bel Air has the ladies awkwardly rapping for the first and certainly last time on the podcast. (If Uncle Phil were here, this is when he’d throw us out the front door Jazz-style.)
We’ve gone visual! Check out our new YouTube Channel.
Galentine’s day calls for Grilled cheese (for the alliteration alone). Check out our all new video where we make the ideal grilled cheese according to Jane The Virgin’s Abuela (limited by what was available at our beloved TJ’s).
Videos will arrive less often than podcast episodes, because frankly we don’t like washing our hair. And this one made us beyond hungry.
We welcome any feedback and subscribes to our new YouTube channel.(creatively called “Shepod TV”). And if you have requests/ideas for other videos – let us know in the comments!
PS – be sure to watch the outtakes at the end where Butters & Girl Cat do the darnedest things.
We have a new facebook group called The Shepod AOL Chatroom – A place for ALL 90s-loving aspiring Golden Girls (and boys) to share their own Watching/Eating/Wearing, weekly Gross List, and anything else your prosecco-soaked hearts desire. All are welcome, feel free to add the Sophias and Blanches in your life! New members encouraged to introduce themselves by sharing their original AIM screennames.
Shepod bestie Elizabeth Delhagen joins the ladies for a brunch of wine and tiramisu! Sara fancies herself a hoop-skirted noblewoman, Rachael breaks down the merits of boxed wine, and Elizabeth is horrified by the ladies’ Cheesecake Factory love. Valentine’s Day, angry pee, and dog farts make the Gross List, while shorteralls top the list of 90s trends we should stop trying to make happen. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, GRETCHEN.
Adorable Shepod mom Susan King joins the ladies to celebrate their 40th episode! Over prosecco and coffee, the ladies declare that cheese must be salty, disagree on Transparent, and question the basic bitch-ness of their photos. Achey breaky backs, dog butts, and armrest invaders are deemed gross, while the 90s welcomes us all to a night at the Roxbury. What is love?
This brunch, the ladies discuss the benefits and pitfalls of being your own boss, nail beauty routines, and their very full hearts (#TexasForever). Rachael pulls off an old-timey pop-in, Sara thoroughly enjoys gentrification, and the appropriate work from home shower schedule is debated. Finally, the 90s can’t come soon enough — I don’t want to wait…for our lives to be over!
Makeup artist Ananda McAdams joins the ladies for brunch where British baking is delightful, step-sibling love gets creepy, and beauty causes pain. (Quite literally — blood was drawn.) Surprising hair, shopping carts, and neighbor drama make the gross list, while the 90s are front and center(stage) as the ladies discuss the movie—nay, the FILM—that stole their dancing hearts.
Ring in 2016 with the ladies in this new year’s brunch! Star Wars reignites, Serial is for quitters, and The Simpsons are (still) kind of a big deal. Sara shame-orders too much takeout, while Rachael hates on generationally inappropriate phone calls. Finally, 90s nostalgia takes the ladies back as Luke Perry somehow makes his way into The Cutting Edge. Toe Pick!
Celebrate with the ladies at a Christmas brunch that’s simply the cat’s pajamas! Sports reporter Jackie Mesa Pepper joins in merrymaking as Jessica Jones divides the room, Ready Player One makes the must-read list, and adult strep and acne are deemed gross. Finally, 90s joy is sprinkled throughout in the form of fruit rollups, Rocket Dog, and Rachael’s retro flannel. Happy Holidays!
Join the ladies in this holiday brunch as they break down Sara’s Christmas envy, Rachael’s self-imposed Christmas tree injunction, and TV shows they just can’t NOT quit. Group texts and drunken generosity are deemed gross, while 90s candy makes a comeback just in time for the holidays.
Kick back with the ladies and guest Sara Fry for a leisurely brunch to take us into the holidays. Celeb run ins are shared as Sara T has dinner in the vicinity of DJ Tanner, Rachael has coffee with the offspring of Tobey Maguire, and Sara F spins with Diane Keaton’s dog. And just when the ladies get singing just in time for the holidays – 90s jingles take over. Fresh goes better.
December brunch arrives as the ladies discuss recharging as an extrovert/introvert, Airbnb horror stories, and revert back to shine theory. Sara gets frozen out of curling, Rachael rediscovers hot dogs, and the ladies agree to hunt for the best sourdough in LA. And the 90s remind us of a very strange time when we slapped with style. Oh, 90s.
Bravolebrity, author, and OG beauty blogger Nadine Jolie Courtney joins the ladies for a top button bursting Thanksgiving brunch. The ladies chat leftovers, the adoptable Walter Matthau, and the parallels between poppa Trump and poppa Simpson. Women’s health issues bring out the gross and the 90s stay grungy with Pearl Jam. Happy Birthday Sara!
This Sunday, the ladies get together for their first long distance brunch! Sara breaks down the hair-related pros and cons of Seattle, Rachael tries (and immediately abandons) roller skating, and the ladies agree to disagree on the level of attractiveness of various men. Fire ants and rainy dogs make the gross list, and 90s style gets comfy with boots that are fit for a Pacific Northwest rainy day.