15 episodios

Welcome to Heavy Topics With Lightweights, a podcast that explores what many are thinking, but only the tipsy would say. Best friends Aja Dang and Laura Varney take happy hour to a whole new level on this weekly podcast. Expect unfiltered discussions about politics, popular culture, sex and real life struggles all by our candid hosts and their guests.

Heavy Topics With Lightweights Aja Dang & Laura Varney

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Welcome to Heavy Topics With Lightweights, a podcast that explores what many are thinking, but only the tipsy would say. Best friends Aja Dang and Laura Varney take happy hour to a whole new level on this weekly podcast. Expect unfiltered discussions about politics, popular culture, sex and real life struggles all by our candid hosts and their guests.

    Create The Career YOU Deserve with Aja and Laura

    Create The Career YOU Deserve with Aja and Laura

    Holy cow - we made it. Our last episode of season 1!

    We wanted to make it a very special one so we answered some listener questions and talked about two MAJOR topics that everyone struggles with at some point in their lives: 

    - how do you know you're with "The One"?

    - how do you know you're in the right career? 

    YIKES! 

    We really appreciate each and every one of you who have listened to us this season. Your comments, feedback and words of encouragement have meant so much to us. We hope to see you all in season two!

    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform and remember to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @heavytopics!

    • 1h 11 min
    You Can't Fight Nature with Sophie Pennes from Urban Farms LA

    You Can't Fight Nature with Sophie Pennes from Urban Farms LA

    This week Sophie from Urban Farms joins us for an hour long conversation about sustainability, reconnecting with Earth and how she went from the Vogue accessories closet to growing food for her community. 
    Urban Farms LA is an organic farming business that designs, installs and maintains edible, organic gardens. We are in the middle of an ecological crisis and Sophie has taken the lead in inspiring others to become more self-sufficient and take charge of their health. 
    If you'd like to follow Sophie on her journey or contact her to start your own garden, go to http://www.urbanfarmsla.com/ or follower her on Instagram @UrbanFarmsLA. 
    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform and remember to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @heavytopics!
    -- EPISODE MENTIONS --
    To compost in the LA area: https://www.lacompost.org/
    Apricot Lane Farms: https://www.apricotlanefarms.com/
    Hollywood Food Coalition: https://hofoco.org/

    • 1h 2 min
    From Drinking to Crack Cocaine in 30 Days w/ 1 Method's Cassidy Cousens

    From Drinking to Crack Cocaine in 30 Days w/ 1 Method's Cassidy Cousens

    Today we sit down with Cassidy Cousens - the founder of 1 Method drug and alcohol treatment center. We discuss what drives addiction, what it means to be an addict and what it's like to be in recovery. Cassidy shares his personal experience with addiction and talks about how his treatment center is based around fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and how the connection between fitness, mental health and addiction can lead to breakthroughs. In case you're wondering - we did drink wine while recording - and decided that Aja might be next in line for an intervention.  

    If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction you can contact 1 Method here: 1 (800) 270-1389

    Visit the website here and follow them on Instagram here. 

    If you'd like to learn more about the fitness/wellness program at 1 Method, call Jenna Morigi: (310) 694-4085

    • 1h 35 min
    A Drunk Episode w/ Aja and Laura

    A Drunk Episode w/ Aja and Laura

    What happens when we don't have a guest scheduled? We drink.

    In today's episode we basically talk s**t about everyone. From Lauren Conrad to Revolve, no topic is off limits. 

    Plus, Laura indulges us in stories of eating edibles and being felt up at Bible camp (on two separate occasion btw).

    So pop your favorite bottle and enjoy listening to two girls who are truly out of their minds. 

    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform and remember to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @heavytopics!

    • 1h
    I Killed My Wife with Derek McCormick

    I Killed My Wife with Derek McCormick

    Death.  It's a topic we tend to avoid talking about. What happens to your loved ones you leave behind  when you die? If left with the task of pulling the plug on someone you love as they suffered could you do it? These are questions we discuss in this episode with Derek as he shares the beautiful story of his wife's life, the grueling road of her suffering, how he ended her life and his mission now that she's gone.  

    Check out Derek's book Tea Time with the Reaper here. 

    Follow along on Instagram 

    Stay tuned for the Tea Time with the Reaper podcast coming soon

    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform and remember to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @heavytopics!

    • 1h 25 min
    It's 2019, Everyone's F*****g with Kelly Gluckman

    It's 2019, Everyone's F*****g with Kelly Gluckman

    HIV. 

    Turns out, it's not that bad. 

    In today's episode we talk to Kelly Gluckman, a 32 year old activist living with HIV. Diagnosed in her 20's, Kelly has turned a heartbreaking diagnosis into a passion to educate. We talk about how she contracted the virus, the coping mechanism that saved her live and the major role Planned Parenthood played in her journey. 

    Oh ya, plus we drank. A lot. 

    To follow Kelly's journey, follow her on Instagram @KellyGluckman. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform and remember to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @heavytopics!

    *episode notes*

    If you need sexual health and family planning services, please go to Planned Parenthood and/or Venice Family Clinic (Los Angles based)

    For more information about HIV & AIDS: https://www.poz.com/, http://www.hivequal.org/ and https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/  

    The Through Positive Eyes exhibit at the Fowler Museum at UCLA is going until Feb 16, 2020. If you'd like to see Kelly perform, head over to the website and check the dates and times. 

    • 1h 19 min

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