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Real friends. Real funny. We swear. Like, a lot. Join us for unscripted, uncensored, and definitely unsuitable-for-work comedy conversation about relationships, marriage, friendship, sex, hope, parenting and prospering at midlife. It's like grabbing a weekly cocktail with your favorite girlfriends for a candid look at life that lifts you up as it pulls you in. From religion to porn to money, fears, our bodies, our brains, secrets, failures, food, family and finding your path, almost nothing is off-limits (except politics — gross). Longtime friends Melissa Brilliant and Amy Fugazi overshare about everything with the love and trust that only comes from a lifetime of being there for each other. So cut through the fake friends who try to glamourize all the BS masquerading as midlife. We're the bawdy, brutally honest best friends you never knew you had. And we always pick up the check. Love us? Tell your friends. Hate us? Tell your therapist.

Brilliant Observations Melissa Brilliant, Amy Fugazi

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Real friends. Real funny. We swear. Like, a lot. Join us for unscripted, uncensored, and definitely unsuitable-for-work comedy conversation about relationships, marriage, friendship, sex, hope, parenting and prospering at midlife. It's like grabbing a weekly cocktail with your favorite girlfriends for a candid look at life that lifts you up as it pulls you in. From religion to porn to money, fears, our bodies, our brains, secrets, failures, food, family and finding your path, almost nothing is off-limits (except politics — gross). Longtime friends Melissa Brilliant and Amy Fugazi overshare about everything with the love and trust that only comes from a lifetime of being there for each other. So cut through the fake friends who try to glamourize all the BS masquerading as midlife. We're the bawdy, brutally honest best friends you never knew you had. And we always pick up the check. Love us? Tell your friends. Hate us? Tell your therapist.

    Table for Four? Happy Thanksgiving!

    Table for Four? Happy Thanksgiving!

    Need a laugh while you Doomsday er Thanksgiving-Day Prep? Give us a listen. We break down our favorite side dishes, talk through traditions and generally brace for a Thanksgiving like none other.
    Take a photo of your holiday table and post it to our group on Facebook at #BrillObsSquad. You could win a compliment!
    And if you're planning to travel this holiday, #STAYtheFUCKhome.
    Email us at BrilliantObservations@gmail.com or give at Patreon.com/BrilliantObservations. #FoodPorn

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Stay the F@!# Home

    Stay the F@!# Home

    The only people traveling for Thanksgiving are death wish a******s. Sadly, Amy was temporarily among them.

    Listen with disgust as we talk holiday traditions decimated by covid. And please note: we recorded and edited this episode roughly three weeks before Thanksgiving... so by the time we released the show, Amy had canceled her plans. She and her family will all be celebrating the holiday — safely — in their individual homes this year.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Parenting Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    Parenting Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    Wash your hands, kids! Melissa takes Ethan on a college road trip, and worries she may have reached the end of her parenting journey. Naturally, our thoughts turn to the Humping Phase, otherwise known as kindergarteners secretly twerking it at naptime.

    Find us @ListenBrilliant, @BrillObsSquad, @GirlGotMic, or www.BrilliantObservations.com, and on Peleton at #BrillObSquad. Email us at BrilliantObservations@gmail.com. Or leave a donation at Patreon.com/BrilliantObservations. You know. For the kids.  

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Time To Choke the Chicken

    Time To Choke the Chicken

    Face it. We all need a little relief at this point. But holy hand cream, Jeffrey Toobin. Did you really have to jerk it at work? You be the judge, along with Amy that is, who makes no BONEs about her opinion. So grab the tissues, pervs. It’s going to be a GRIPPING conversation.

    Plus, if it wasn’t obvious enough already, we do everything we can to avoid talk of the election altogether with our first annual Best Of the Year list — 2020 style. Which, of course, means it kinda sucks. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Eating from the Trash Can

    Eating from the Trash Can

    Missy takes a road trip and rekindles her love of loosely baked cookie toppings. Then, we see who has what it takes to lead a cult. Hint — if you're willing to place a political sign in your yard, you might not be that far off. We're up, we're down, we're eating off the ground. Must be 2020! 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Are You Burned Out?

    Are You Burned Out?

    Missy drops some big news about E's college prospects...and Amy drops to the floor. Spoiler alert: burnout is real, and it's spectacular. Plus Facebook overshares, Australian downloads and general malaise.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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