92 episodes

Anything But Vanilla is a podcast hosted by best friends, Claire Jones and Francesca Corti in Sacramento, CA. Shake up a cocktail and laugh along with the ladies as they catch up, chat about the news of the week, offer up advice to listeners and engage in some light harassment of one another. Listeners can find us on Instagram @abvpodcast. Slide into our dms please. Listeners can email us directly at anythingbutvanillapodcast@gmail.com.

Anything But Vanilla Podcast Anything But Vanilla

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

Anything But Vanilla is a podcast hosted by best friends, Claire Jones and Francesca Corti in Sacramento, CA. Shake up a cocktail and laugh along with the ladies as they catch up, chat about the news of the week, offer up advice to listeners and engage in some light harassment of one another. Listeners can find us on Instagram @abvpodcast. Slide into our dms please. Listeners can email us directly at anythingbutvanillapodcast@gmail.com.

    Episode 192: Claire Makes A Drink Comeback

    Episode 192: Claire Makes A Drink Comeback

    Dear listeners, will we ever get our shit together? Will we ever come out with an episode on time again? Will we ever have a recording schedule? Will we ever have an intro that makes sense? Will our sound ever be great? The answer is not. No homies, no we will never have it together. 
    Welcome in to episode 92, where Fran is questioning the sincerity of Claire’s new drink for the pod and Claire swearing that she made it for her true #1. The hosts week in review brings the roses (Claire got boujee in a suite for an A’s vs. Red Sox game and Fran had a hot mess of time at a rock climbing gym with she and Claire’s kids, but learned a gem of a lesson) and thorns (Fran’s poor baby was so sick and she had a traumatizing constipation experience with him and Claire has no thorns… ain’t she lucky). News this week is coming at us with the ultimate hoodwink on the ex president of the NRA from parkland parents and the new spelling bee champ who is a freaking impressive powerhouse and also a Guinness World record holder. Suffice to say we love and adore her.) A listener wrote to the ladies asking wether or not it would be ok to buy her step daughter a vibrator, per her request. Is she crossing a line if she buys it for her without her bio moms permission? The hosts are divided. Ask Us Anything has the gals going down memory lane with their favorite 90’s movie, songs and bands. Shit the ladies like this week includes a bomb summer popsicle from trader joes and some incredible resin art from an artist Claire has been following for quite some time.  Lastly, this weeks hater is brought to you by a  Karen coming for Fran when she was breast feeding in public. Mind your own bishhhhhhhh.  
    Claire’s Comeback Drink AKA The Lady In Red
    Muddle Blackberries and mint
    Juice several lemons
    Pour everything into a cup with vodka and let it steep for a bit.
    Add ice and soda water
    Did you enjoy the shows intro song? Thomas Castillo and his band Creamline, created ABV’s spectacular music. If you want to hear more from Creamline, you can find them on instagram @creamline916. In need of some advice? Want to ask us something weird or embarrassing and have us answer it live? Looking to slide into our DM’s?
    Find us @abvpodcast on insta and twitter 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 191: This Podcast Has Everything

    Episode 191: This Podcast Has Everything

    You know we like to keep you on your toes, dearest and loyalist of listeners. That being said, why be consistent with our episode output when we can randomly record and spring some audio content upon you at random? You are welcome, by the way, for this lovely little, three weeks late, surprise episode. 
    Welcome in to episode 91, where the ladies are talking about all sorts of things, from teaching children body consent, to the Chris Harrison payout to Claire’s love of prescribed medication. Honestly, this podcast has f*****g everything. The hosts week in review brings the roses (Claire has a reverse Erica redemption Rose and Torn from her sons first ever summer camp and Fran got to start working with teens again and she is really enjoying it) and thorns (Fran’s dog of 10 years, Sachi, has some major dog anxiety and Claire is advocating for her rehoming due to stress). News this week is coming at us from the first active NFL player to come out publicly (WE CELEBRATE YOU CARL NASSIB) and Chris Harrisons bachelor payout.  A listener wrote to ask asking for advice about her children not wanting to hug her her parents. Should she continue to teach her children body autonomy or succumb to grandparent guilt? Shit the ladies like this week includes a fun, and nostalgic local sacramento instagram account and the KUWTK reunion.  Lastly, this weeks hater is brought to you by an estranged father in Virginia and his bad behavior… need we say more? 
    Katrina’s Drink Rec
    Watermelon
    Rosemary 
    Lemon
    Frozen Rosé cubes
    Take the first three ingredients and blend- strain out particles to keep juice, then blend the juice with the frozen rosé cubes.
    ***add sparkling tequila drink if you need more booze***
    Did you enjoy the shows intro song? Thomas Castillo and his band Creamline, created ABV’s spectacular music. If you want to hear more from Creamline, you can find them on instagram @creamline916. In need of some advice? Want to ask us something weird or embarrassing and have us answer it live? Looking to slide into our DM’s?

    Find us @abvpodcast on insta and twitter 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 190: I AM GOING TO HAVE TO WEAR A BRA UNTIL I DIE

    Episode 190: I AM GOING TO HAVE TO WEAR A BRA UNTIL I DIE

    Tell us truly, on a scale of one to one million, how much do you absolutely hate wearing a bra? Has your pandemic life led you down the path of ditching that torso binding, b******t contraption forever? Can you roll like Fran and do your damnedest to never wear one again? Or are you Claire, who will unfortunately be going to her grave with her bra securely fastened? Either way, you do you boo. 

    Welcome in to episode 90, where these two hosts are phoning in the cocktail, braless and living their best and most comfortable lives. Their week in review brings the roses (Pool season has begun at casa Jones and Fran met her new best friend… Claire better watch her ass) and thorns Claire got a sinus infection and thought she was dying and Fran doesn’t have family that will be honest about her appearance in public. News this week is coming at us from a professional athlete prioritizing her mental health over money and career and the new “Vaccine millionaires” cropping up in US states with “vaccine lotteries”. A listener is seeking “fashion” advice this week about… LOL,  she just wants to know if she can go braless henceforth. Let these ladies tell you, sister stay comfortable. Shit the ladies like this week includes a a new sparkling drink comin’ at ya from Hornitos (run don’t walk) and a reasonable serum that Claire discovered on her fave insta account “TYBAL”. Lastly, this weeks hater is brought to you by Spain and their new stamps which are supposed to highlight racial inequality in their county. Did they miss the mark? They absolutely did. 

    The Best Friend
     Go to OBO in Sacramento 
    Order a jug of “to go” cocktails
    Bring them to your friends house
    Pour over ice
    Drink with your friend!

    Did you enjoy the shows intro song? Thomas Castillo and his band Creamline, created ABV’s spectacular music. If you want to hear more from Creamline, you can find them on instagram @creamline916. In need of some advice? Want to ask us something weird or embarrassing and have us answer it live? Looking to slide into our DM’s?
    Find us @abvpodcast on insta and twitter 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 189: Could Have Had Sex In The Car, Went To Target Instead.

    Episode 189: Could Have Had Sex In The Car, Went To Target Instead.

    Claire. Claire. Wake the f**k up woman! While we don’t consider this episode boring (the title clues you into that) Claire sure did show up during this evening recording and spread her tired ass, yawning face all over the place. Guess we are officially too old to be recording when it’s 7:30 pm. 
    Welcome in to episode 89, where Claire deems this season 2 of our show and Fran is confused as ever. This week in review brings listeners the great (Claire had a great, two rose kind of week and Fran has successfully raised a baby to reach one year, during a pandemic) and not so great (Fran literally is in the shit).  News of the week comes at you with Claire Sharing some b******t out of Florida (shocker) and Fran getting real entrenched in the Simone Biles olympics watch.  Advice this week comes to us from a listener feeling slighted after not being invited to her “good” friends micro wedding. Ughhhhhhh weddings, enough said.  This week in AUA the ladies play “f**k, marry, kill” for the “Friends” cast to celebrate the reunion on HBO.  ABV, shit we like (trademark pending), is hyper local with some food and skin recs from these hosts. Lastly, this weeks hater is brought to you by people trippin’ about vaccine “shedding”... what in the actual f**k.
    ABC’s Best Drink Ever?
    Frozen Pineapple
    Pineapple High Noon
    Vodka
    Mint
    Lime
    Blend that bitch
    Did you enjoy the shows intro song? Thomas Castillo and his band Creamline, created ABV’s spectacular music. If you want to hear more from Creamline, you can find them on instagram @creamline916. In need of some advice? Want to ask us something weird or embarrassing and have us answer it live? Looking to slide into our DM’s?
    Find us @abvpodcast on insta and twitter 

    • 55 min
    Episode 188: And, We're Back Bitchezzzzzz

    Episode 188: And, We're Back Bitchezzzzzz

    Dear, sweet, kind, caring listeners, we love you, we missed you and we finally have good sound quality… because we got to record inside thanks to science and being fully vaccinated hosts!!! Oh, and how glorious it was to be warm, comfy and slightly drunk in Claire’s bed. To all of you listeners who were concerned about the pod, we appreciate your love and messages, calls and face to face talks. We are so happy to be back. And to all of you haterz who didn’t expect us to get our shit together and record another episode, y’all can go eat a bag of dicks. 
    Welcome in to episode 88, where these two hosts are living in the lap of luxury recording this weeks episode during nap time in Claire’s comfortable bed! It was glorious, truly. Our week in review is really 8 weeks in review (since we have been gone so long) and it does not disappoint.  Poor Claire has a night time escape artist on her hands (literally Remy went outside at 2am people) and Fran is finding herself navigating her sons erections at age 4 (she wasn’t expecting this so early). Claire got to enjoy becoming a baseball mom (Reid started T-ball) and Fran had a visit from her dad on his birthday (listeners do you believe in spirit energy?) News this week is serving up some progress in terms of inclusivity in the fashion industry, with Targets new designer collection featuring many, if not most, styles in ALL sizes for ALL bodies (YAY). Some older news that just had to be discussed includes a Pennsylvania teenagers freedom of speech case, which is making its way to the Supreme Court. Claire and Fran are on her side, let’s see what y’all think.   A listener is seeking our advice this week regarding having more children. Should she? Shouldn’t she? The ladies always have an opinion, but you know this. Shit the ladies like this week includes a Trader Joe’s body butter and ‘Morning Miracles” Claire’s new routine. Lastly, this weeks hater is brought to you by beauty influencers and their reviews/recommendations. Are y’all feeling Fran on this one?
    The Wanna Be Press Bistro Salt and Pepper
    Vodka
    Fresh Grapefruit Juice
    Grapefruit High Noon Vodka Seltzer
    Rosemary Sprigs
    Salt Rim

    Did you enjoy the shows intro song? Thomas Castillo and his band Creamline, created ABV’s spectacular music. If you want to hear more from Creamline, you can find them on instagram @creamline916. In need of some advice? Want to ask us something weird or embarrassing and have us answer it live? Looking to slide into our DM’s?
    Find us @abvpodcast on insta and twitter 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 187: A Shortie But A Goodie

    Episode 187: A Shortie But A Goodie

    Oh listeners, we know we take up lots of your time with our drunken ranting, our aggressive opinions, our old lady like bickering and Claire’s love of Rizzoli and Isles. And the first step in recovery is acknowledging you have a problem. That being said, this week we kept it short and sweet, just for you. Because we love you and respect your time, you know?
    Welcome in to episode 87, where we, for once, are timely and keepin’ this podcast moving babies! Our week in review brings the highs (Claire is having a solid design week and now has herself an assistant AND she discovered the Davis arboretum and Fran enjoyed some birthday celebrations at the barn) and the thorns (Claire is staying positive with no thorns and Fran always has a thorn, which this week has to do with her families home remodel). News this week is pretty gross in terms of human behavior with a Sacramento area teacher engaging in racist behavior on zoom and Dr. Suess’ literary library being culled due to racist content. A listener is seeking our advice this week asking for help as to how she can broach the subject of masturbation as “me time” with her partner. Girl, take this self care and your man can go f**k off if he doesn’t like it. This weeks  “Ask Us Anything” turns the tables on the hosts and has them answer what their first impressions were of one another’s husbands/long term loves. Let’s just say, no one is surprised that Matt turned out to be easy. Shit the ladies like this week stays local with a new float spa downtown and a podcast with a fiesta host. Lastly, this weeks hater is brought to you by Texas’ governor, what a f*****g piece of trash. 
    Claire Phoned it In
    Camp Craft Cocktail- Brunch Punch (refrigerate 3 days or a month, whatever)
    Fever Tree Tonic
    Tequila
    Ice
    Did you enjoy the shows intro song? Thomas Castillo and his band Creamline, created ABV’s spectacular music. If you want to hear more from Creamline, you can find them on instagram @creamline916. In need of some advice? Want to ask us something weird or embarrassing and have us answer it live? Looking to slide into our DM’s?
    Find us @abvpodcast on insta and twitter 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Katrina Stumbos ,

Love the Pod!

Love you girls! Seriously look forward to the Pod every week and find myself laughing and also wanting to jump in with my advice during advice section 😂😂

Rebecki ,

Cocktails with friends

Love listening to these two share advice and swap arguments like the loving besties they are. They crack me up and are always entertaining. 🍸🍹

EBooozer ,

Love it

I love listening to ABV. It is part of my weekly ritual whether I’m driving, working out or just having some me time. These ladies keep it real and I am always entertained.

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