162 episodes

Dear Shandy is a dating advice podcast where Sharleen Joynt and her husband Andy Levine answer your burning relationship questions from the perspective of a happily married couple. Sharleen and Andy are two fiercely independent people who are skeptical of love stories and don’t believe in fate, soulmates, or The One. So how did they wind up so happily married? They learned the dating lessons by living them. Get no-holds-barred, honest advice from two people who actually have what you want: a fun, blissful partnership.

But there's more! As an iconic former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen invites Bachelor Nation couples on for fun and intimate double dates called Love Fests. Last, but certainly not least, Sharleen brings her insider knowledge and Andy delivers hilarious comic-relief to combine for what are hands down the best Bachelor recaps in the business. New episodes drop every Thursday, and during Bachelor seasons, recaps drop on Tuesdays!

Dear Shandy Sharleen Joynt & Andy Levine

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    • 4.9 • 2.4K Ratings

Dear Shandy is a dating advice podcast where Sharleen Joynt and her husband Andy Levine answer your burning relationship questions from the perspective of a happily married couple. Sharleen and Andy are two fiercely independent people who are skeptical of love stories and don’t believe in fate, soulmates, or The One. So how did they wind up so happily married? They learned the dating lessons by living them. Get no-holds-barred, honest advice from two people who actually have what you want: a fun, blissful partnership.

But there's more! As an iconic former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen invites Bachelor Nation couples on for fun and intimate double dates called Love Fests. Last, but certainly not least, Sharleen brings her insider knowledge and Andy delivers hilarious comic-relief to combine for what are hands down the best Bachelor recaps in the business. New episodes drop every Thursday, and during Bachelor seasons, recaps drop on Tuesdays!

    Q&A! Rom-Com Scenarios, Cringey Pet Names And Sliding Into His (LinkedIn) DMs - Ep 162

    Q&A! Rom-Com Scenarios, Cringey Pet Names And Sliding Into His (LinkedIn) DMs - Ep 162

    It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions! If you like a guy but not his pet name for you, is it worth saying something? If reconnecting with a former flame via LinkedIn has reached a roadblock, when is it OK to up the ante? Plus a classic Andy-I-Need-Your-Male-Perspective-On-This-Guy's-Intentions question! Come join us in our living room for the Shandy take! 

    0:00 - Q1: I Like The Guy But Hate His Pet Name For Me
    6:29 - Q2: What Are His Intentions?
    13:45 - Q3: I’m Finding Myself Attracted To Someone I Should NOT Be Attracted To—Am I Normal?
    23:04 - Q4: My Partner Keeps Making Jokes About What’s Obviously An Insecurity—Thoughts?
    37:03 - Q5: Our Libidos Don’t Line Up—Thoughts?
    50:37 - Q6: Rekindling With A Former Flame Via LinkedIn—Should I Try Again? 

    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bachelorette Recap: Finale | A Breakup House And A Tino Kebab - Ep 161

    Bachelorette Recap: Finale | A Breakup House And A Tino Kebab - Ep 161

    Shandy is back with Bachelorette(s) Season 19 recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 12, aka the GRAND FINALE!

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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Housekeeping
    1:35 - Finale Kick Off
    3:43 - Last Week, Continued
    7:14 - Rachel’s Last Date With Tino
    10:32 - The Ladies Chat In Mexico
    12:29 - Rachel’s Proposal
    17:37 - The Breakup House: Gabby And Rachel
    24:57 - The Breakup House: Tino And Rachel
    48:11 - Live: Rachel 
    49:27 - Live: Rachel And Tino
    53:20 - Aven
    57:21 - Gabby’s Proposal
    1:04:03 - Live: Rachel And Erich
    1:12:09 - Wrapping The Season
    1:12:27 - Next Bachelor
    1:16:54 - BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE
    1:21:14 - Shandy Word Watch
    1:21:40 - Reviewing Premiere Predictions

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    LOVE FEST! Kenny Braasch & Mari Pepin On Homebody Life & Age Difference Upside - Ep 160

    LOVE FEST! Kenny Braasch & Mari Pepin On Homebody Life & Age Difference Upside - Ep 160

    It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today we're joined by lovebirds Kenny Braasch (The Bachelorette, Season 16) and Mari Pepin (The Bachelor, Season 25), who you watched meet and get engaged on Bachelor In Paradise Season 7! They're now over a year into their relationship (just ask Andy about his famous bet!) and they live together in Chicago. Today they join Shandy to share their first impressions, how their 15 year age gap works for—not against—them, and of course, how they FIGHT! Finally, a Dear Shandy Newlyweds Game that will have you on the edge of your seat! Who knows who better? Watch on to find out!

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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Welcome To Kenny And Mari!
    2:24 - How Familiar Were They With Each Other Before Meeting On Paradise?
    5:16 - First Impressions
    8:41 - How They Complement Each Other
    11:29 - The Most Common Misconception About Their Relationship
    16:00 - What About This Partnership Makes It Successful Versus Past Ones?
    22:27 - Early Hurdle
    23:14 - How They Fight
    21:05 - How Do They Actively Work On Their Relationship?
    32:03 - Shandy’s Bet
    33:08 - Getting To Know Mari And Kenny
    38:48 - Beliefs About Relationships That Have Changed
    41:41 - The Newlyweds Game
    1:04:45 - Shandy Debrief

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Bachelorette Recap: Ep 11 | A Kafka-Esque Battle Of Semantics - Ep 159

    Bachelorette Recap: Ep 11 | A Kafka-Esque Battle Of Semantics - Ep 159

    Shandy is back with Bachelorette(s) Season 19 recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 11, aka the Finale, Part 1!

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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Housekeeping
    1:37 - Overall Thoughts On Episode 11
    4:17 - Episode 11 Kick Off
    4:54 - Zach Speaks With Rachel
    11:16 - Rose Ceremony
    12:39 - Live: Zach And Rachel
    18:46 - Aven Meets Rachel’s Family
    32:21 - Rachel Chats With Her Friends
    37:02 - Rachel Chats With Aven
    47:34 - Erich Meets Gabby’s Family
    51:15 - Tino Meets Rachel’s Family
    56:46 - Aven’s “Last Shot”
    1:06:04 - Rachel
    1:11:54 - Live: Aven And Rachel
    1:14:00 - Gabby’s Final Date With Erich
    1:22:24 - Shandy Word Watch
    1:24:13 - Shandy's Predictions

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Should I Pack Up And Move My Whole Family For My Own Personal Happiness? Help! - Ep 158

    Should I Pack Up And Move My Whole Family For My Own Personal Happiness? Help! - Ep 158

    It's Caller Day! Today's lovely caller, Hanna, is happily married with 3 young children. Everything's as it should be in their very small town, but she feels drawn to nurture her personal and social lives with a move elsewhere. Sounds simple enough, but when she considers one option, she can't help but weigh the pros of the other. At what point does a fear of a choice not taken become a fear of making any choice at all? Listen on for the Shandy take!

    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Welcome To Caller Hanna!
    50:43 - Shandy Debrief

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    • 54 min
    Bachelorette Recap: Eps 9 & 10 | Fantasy Suites, Hold The Fantasy - Ep 157

    Bachelorette Recap: Eps 9 & 10 | Fantasy Suites, Hold The Fantasy - Ep 157

    Shandy is back with Bachelorette(s) Season 19 recaps! Today we're breaking down episodes 9 and 10, aka Fantasy Suites Part 1 and 2!

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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Housekeeping
    1:24 - Overall Thoughts On Episodes 9 & 10
    2:45 - Episode 9 Kick Off
    5:45 - Erich’s Overnight
    10:13 - Evening
    13:36 - The Next Morning
    16:35 - Meanwhile, Tino
    16:53 - Aven’s Overnight
    18:06 - Meanwhile, Jesse Chats With Tino
    22:44 - Evening
    26:50 - The Next Morning
    27:59 - Tino’s Overnight
    29:30 - Evening
    33:39 - Johnny’s Overnight
    39:30 - Jesse Chats With Jason
    40:43 - Erich
    55:11 - Episode 10 Kick Off
    59:44 - Gabby Chats With Jesse
    1:02:09 - Jason’s Overnight
    1:05:20 - Evening
    1:17:49 - The Next Morning
    1:19:00 - Gabby Chats With Jason
    1:24:19 - Zach’s Overnight
    1:25:47 - Evening
    1:26:27 - The Next Morning
    1:29:29 - Zach Chats With Jesse
    1:32:35 - Rose Ceremony
    1:33:49 - Gabby Visits Erich
    1:35:16 - Cliffhanger
    1:36:35 - Andy’s A-Game
    1:37:30 - Shandy Word Watch
    1:39:43 - Shandy’s Predictions

    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

jdcgjvi ,

Love ALL their episodes

I think each type of episode offers something unique and I find them all entertaining and informative. The Bach recaps highlight Andy’s humor and their chemistry together. The Love Fests showcase different relationships and how they work in a fun and interesting way. The expert episodes are educational and entertaining; they really get to know the guest and ask meaningful questions. I love the insightful perspective they give on relationships in the Q&As. Their advice in both the Q&As and caller episodes are always honest and thoughtful. The caller episodes are so underrated and I still watch even if I don’t relate to the caller. Shandy has a talent for asking relevant questions and being able to dig to get to the root of the issue. Shandy’s connection is palpable and compelling to watch; you can really see the care and attention they give every episode. I cannot recommend their podcast enough and I encourage everyone to try all the different episodes.

P.S their tangents are my favorite parts.

cassiethechef26 ,

Engagement ring

Sharleen said on a recent episode that she invented “solitaire engagement rings with a thin band”. As someone who is normally self aware, this was a delusional thing to say lol. Still love the pod!

talia-soler ,

Favorite podcast

I have been following Sharleen since her blog and always found her insights fresh and introspective. Dear Shandy has quickly become my favorite podcast. They make me laugh and I absolutely love Q&A days! I find myself looking forward to episodes dropping!

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