Beck & Call is a podcast by longtime fashion blogger, Merritt Beck, where she discusses all things life, work and love as a successful, single woman in her 30s. From sharing recent recs and reviews, to discussing fun, relevant topics for women in their 20s, 30s and beyond, consider Beck & Call a weekly catch-up with your internet bestie! From the highs and comical lows of dating, to more serious subjects like grief and loss, there's something for everyone. In keeping with her Type-A personality, each episode follows the same structure with dedicated segments you can rely on week after week!
57. Keeping Up With Fashion
In this week's episode we're talking all things fashion! Merritt breaks down some her favorite current fashion trends, the items she prefers to invest in vs save on, how she feels about the return of 90s style choices and more. She also answers a bunch of listener questions including her thoughts on the shift away from skinny jeans + which denim looks are worth buying into, staying fashionable on a budget and so much more!
At the top of the episode, Merritt shares a detailed recap of her recent trip to San Diego, including everywhere she ate, the audiobooks she finished by the pool, and more! Follow along on Instagram @beckandcallpodcast for a visual guide for this episode, audio clips and more behind-the-scenes podcast content. Call into the Beck & Call hotline to ask Merritt anything --> 214-620-0473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
THANK YOU TO THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR, ATHLETIC GREENS! Enjoy a free 1-year supply of immune supporting Vitamin D and five free travel packs when you purchase AG1 through athleticgreens.com/beckandcall!
MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Din Tai Fung, Brigantine, Waverly, Valentina, La Valencia Hotel, Fashion Valley Nordstrom Try-On, Market Restaurant + Bar, Potato Shack Cafe, The Hotel Nantucket, Lying Next to Me, Token Black Girl, Hocus Pocus 2, Schutz, Sam Edelman, Vince Cameo, Mark Fisher, Guyana, Cult Gaia, Oroton, Frame, Citizens of Humanity, AGOLDE, MANGO, Massimo Dutti, COS, KHAITE, Toteme, Isabel Maranta, Nili Lotan, Proenza Schoulder, Acne Studios, JW Anderson, Zimmermann, Stuart Weitzman.
56. A Q&A From California!
In this week's episode, Merritt is coming to you live from Carlsbad, California! This episode is about answering all of your miscellaneous questions, from what's in her weekly podcast rotation, to whether she maintains friendships with her exes, to how she accomplished her 14,000+ step goal each day. The questions cover a wide range of topics, so it's a fun grab bag of an episode! At the top of the episode, Merritt shares her usual weekend recap + some new recs and reviews from the past week.
Call into the Beck & Call hotline to leave a voicemail and ask Merritt anything! The number for the hotline is 214-620-0473. You can also submit listener questions via email to email@example.com!
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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Carolina Herrera, Sadelle's, Tango Room, Bistro 31, Don't Worry Darling, Do Revenge (Netflix), House of the Dragon (HBOMAX), Rings of Power (Amazon Prime), The Golden Couple, The Hotel Nantucket, @TSSEDITED, the LTK App, Girls Gotta Eat (podcast), Oversharing (podcast), The J Train Podcast, Bad on Paper (podcast), U Up (podcast), Absolutely Not (podcast), The Blonde Files (podcast), Deux U (podcast), My Favorite Murder (podcast), That's What E Said (podcast), Be There In Five (podcast), Open Invite Trips
55. Influencing Behind The Scenes - Brand Partnerships
In this week's episode Merritt dives into more behind-the-scenes intel on the influencing industry, this time with a focus on brand partnerships! She answers a bunch of listener-submitted questions on how the collaboration process works, what all is included in the contracts, why some brands are pushed hard by so many, etc! At the top of the episode, she shares her usual weekend recap, another health/fitness update, a new Bumble update, plus the three shows she started watching last week!
In the Beck & Call segment, Merritt answers listener questions on how to support your single female friends, how to deal when a parent dates someone you don't like, and how to approach a fear of flying! Call the hotline at 214-620-0473 to leave a voicemail or submit your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow along on Instagram @beckandcallpodcast and @merrittbeck!
THANKS TO THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR, ATHLETIC GREENS! Enjoy a free one year supply and five free travel packs with your order of AG1 when you visit athleticgreens.com/beckandcall!
MENTIONED IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Odelay, Peloton, The Serpent Queen (Hulu), Sins of Our Mother (Netflix), Fate The Winx Saga (Netflix), The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, Archetypes (Spotify).
54. Beauty Trends NOT To Try
In this week's episode, Merritt's discussing some current trends in beauty, skincare and plastic surgery that she considers head scratchers. From eyebrow lamination to severely over-plumped lips, she goes through a list of aesthetic trends that she and her listeners believe have got to go! At the top of the episode, Merritt gives a detailed recap of her week and weekend, including a dating and fitness update, then shares a solid new list of TV shows and audiobooks to check out.
In the Beck & Call segment, Merritt answers listener questions on where to dine solo in Dallas and how to dress in the fall if sweaters aren't for you! Call the hotline at 214-620-0473 or email email@example.com to submit a question and Merritt will answer it in a future episode!
Follow along on Instagram @beckandcallpodcast for episode visual guides, audio clips and behind-the-scenes content associated with things mentioned on the podcast! You can also follow @merrittbeck for more fashion and travel content!
THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS: Thank you to Olive + June for supporting the Beck & Call Podcast! Visit OliveandJune.com/BeckandCall for 20% off your first Mani System!
MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Rise No 1, Katy Trail Ice House, Sweat App, Peloton, The Sculpt Society, Five Days At Memorial, House of Hammer (Discover Plus), Tell Me Lies (Hulu), The Expanse (Amazon Prime), Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, A Flicker In The Dark by Stacy Willingham
53. Combating The Comparison Game
In this week's episode, Merritt discusses dealing with the comparison game, especially now with social media shoving everything in our face on a daily basis! In addition to sharing her own experience with it, she shares some tips on how to combat the comparison game, negative self talk and more. At the start of the episode, Merritt recaps the past week and her Labor Day Weekend plans, including reviews of the *many* TV shows and movies she's watched in the last seven days... plus two audiobook reviews!
In the Beck & Call segment, Merritt answers listener questions about finance apps she does or doesn't use, how to maintain your individual sense of style when everyone around you dresses the same, AND gets into the weeds about her experience getting veneers! Call into the Beck & Call hotline at 214-620-0473 to leave a voicemail and ask Merritt anything. You can also submit advice questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
SPONSORS OF THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Thank you to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode!! Enjoy a free one year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D + five free travel packs with your first purchase of AG1 by visiting athleticgreens.com/beckandcall!
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Mexican, Il Bracco, Oval Tulip Table from Williams-Sonoma Home, McGee & Co, Shinsei, Encina, Katy Trail Ice House, Look Both Ways (Netflix), Partner Track (Netflix), The Patient (Hulu), The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime), Love In The Villa (Netflix), I Came By (Netflix), Devil in Ohio (Netflix), Pretty Things by Janelle Brown, Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica, Austin Dental Spa
52. Make New Friends, But Keep The Old
...one is silver and the other gold! A circle's round, but has no end, that's how long I want to be your friend! In this week's episode Merritt shares ideas for how to find and make new friends as an adult, whether you're new to a city or just want to find some girlfriends in the same life stage you're currently in. She also recaps the bachelorette trip she just went on to Isla Mujeres to celebrate @emmasthing and her upcoming nuptials! You'll hear all about the villa they stayed in, the amazing food prepared by the private in-house chef, and everything they did over the long weekend.
In the Beck & Call segment, Merritt answers listener questions about where to move after grad school, what she would purchase as a first splurge gift for herself with a $500 budget, and a little review about her Stuart Weitzman combat boots! Call the hotline at 214-620-0473 to leave a voicemail and ask Merritt anything - you can also email submissions to email@example.com.
SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: Zocdoc is a free app that shows you doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance and are available when you need them. With Zocdoc, booking an appointment with a doctor that suits your needs, fits your schedule, and is in your network, is so easy. Go to Zocdoc.com/beckandcall and download the Zocdoc app for free!
MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Villa Zyanya, Archetypes (Meghan Markle's podcast), The Cut article (Meghan Markle interview), Never Have I Ever on Netflix, Stuart Weitzman Kolbie Combat Boots
My favorite podcast!
I look forward to listening every Tuesday! Merritt is my favorite. All of her recommendations are spot on and I always learn something new every week. I trust her in every category. Her guests are always awesome and she is the best host. Love you so much! Thank you for being a bright spot in my week. Xo!
A weekly ritual!!
The beck & call podcast by Merritt Beck has become a weekly ritual for me. As someone who recently moved to Dallas, I get the scoop on the best local restaurants, new places to travel from DAL, and just advice as a woman. Merritt talks about what it means to be an independent woman in her thirties and ways to remain confident in who you are. She is a breath of fresh air. Highly recommend adding it to your rotation.
Love the content. I love how you break it up into segments that I have come to know & expect. It’s familiar and I like that. Love your fashion insights and suggestions. Big fan of the pod ♥️