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Comedians and authors Laura Lane and Angela Spera give best friend advice on pop culture, politics, news headlines, workplace dynamics, dating, parenting, friendship and whatever else is on your mind. 

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Comedians and authors Laura Lane and Angela Spera give best friend advice on pop culture, politics, news headlines, workplace dynamics, dating, parenting, friendship and whatever else is on your mind. 

    Baby Fever & Fertility

    Baby Fever & Fertility

    This week we talk about baby fever and fertility. Laura shares her baby journey and all the woo woo and non woo woo things she's done. We answer your listener questions including one listener struggling with fertility and another figuring out how to style as a new mom. Then we talk about what’s in the news including when grandparents can see newborns & two hairstylists with COVID-19 wore masks and their clients didn’t get sick. Angela tells the story about her friend giving birth during the pandemic and Laura's friend shares an opportunity to put her skills to good use.

    This week's episode is brought to you by:

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    Hily

    • 56 min
    Everyone Needs a Hobby

    Everyone Needs a Hobby

    This week we talk about the importance of hobbies: how to find them, what makes a good hobby and the difference between a side hustle and a hobby. Then we answer your listener questions, including one listener who is getting into baking and another who is starting her own Youtube channel. In the news we discuss the good news for abortion rights out of the Supreme Court and what you can’t do on the set of a Christopher Nolan movie. Angela's notes app creeps out Ian and Laura publicly shames a guy she saw do something troubling on the street. 

    This week's episode is brought to you by Coors Light

    • 51 min
    New Dating Etiquette

    New Dating Etiquette

    This week we talk all about how dating has changed since the pandemic and tips to go on safe dates and have safe sex. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who is dating a guy who is not taking the pandemic seriously and another whose girlfriend didn’t say the L-word back. In the news we discuss a dating scam that stole millions & how to handle a mom friendship ending. Angela poses a thought experiment to Ian and Laura goes on her first date night with Nic since quarantine.

    This week's episode is brought to you by Hily

    • 58 min
    Looking for a Job

    Looking for a Job

    This week we talk about looking for a job during this wild time including tips for video and phone interviews and how to give and get career advice. Then we answer our listener questions including whether it’s realistic to start job hunting now and another listener asking about freelancer logistics. In the news we discuss the Babysitters Club on Netflix, how dating may permanently change forever & why college students are struggling with mental health. Angela loses her job and Laura's baby can't sleep.

    This week's episode is brought to you by:

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    Sakara (offer code: SINGLE)

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Finding the Right Therapist

    Finding the Right Therapist

    This week’s episode is about finding the right therapist including the process of choosing one to saying bye bye to the ones that you don't vibe with. We’ll be answering your listener questions including one listener who says he was dumped after admitting he went to therapy and another who feels like she can’t talk to friends about her problems. Then we talk about what’s in the news including Carole Baskin winning control over Joe Exotic’s zoo, Facebook employees blasting Zuckerberg & men getting aggressive on dating apps. Laura and Angela talk about the ups and downs of how quarantine has affected their relationships.

    This week's episode is brought to you by HILY

    • 51 min
    Being an Ally ft. Eric Abrego, co-chair of the Black Inclusion Group at LinkedIn

    Being an Ally ft. Eric Abrego, co-chair of the Black Inclusion Group at LinkedIn

    This week we talk about how to be an ally. We welcome Eric Abrego, LinkedIn's co-chairman of the Black Inclusion Group, a program which utilizes data, resources, and employees to close the opportunity gap for Black people in the technology industry (and Angela’s college buddy!). We talk about the pitfalls of social media and virtue signaling, what not to message people, how to do the real work and continue the conversation. Then we answer your listener questions including a woman of color whose boyfriend’s family are Trump supporters and another listener who wants to know if it’s ok to check in on her black co-worker right now.

    The proceeds from this episode will be donated to the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and the Innocence Project

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    Coors Light

    • 1 hr 15 min

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