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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. 

    Having Better Sex (& Sleep!) ft. Amanda Goetz, founder of House of Wise CBD

    Having Better Sex (& Sleep!) ft. Amanda Goetz, founder of House of Wise CBD

    This week we talk all about CBD and how it can help with sleep, sex and more. We welcome Amanda Goetz, founder of House of Wise, a CBD company that enables women to take control of their sleep, sex, stress, and wealth by earning money selling high-end, trusted CBD products. We answer your listener questions including one listener whose sleep schedule has been off ever since Covid hit and a male listener who is confused by f*****y culture. Then we talk about what’s in the news: some people think LSD can treat allergies & a social media post sparks debate over the use of the term “single mom.” 

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    • 57 min
    Surviving Postpartum ft. Doula Devon Clement

    Surviving Postpartum ft. Doula Devon Clement

    This week we talk all about postpartum care, babies and doulas! We welcome Devon Clement, a postpartum doula, parenting guide, baby sleep coach and owner of the agency Happy Family After. We answer your listener questions including what to do when your partner doesn’t want more kids and when to bring up kids when you’re dating. In the news we discuss a summer baby boom & a new Gerber Baby. 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Angela Got Married!

    Angela Got Married!

    It's one of our most anticipated episodes: Angela got married!!! We hear all about it: the rain! the tears! the trash bags! We answer your listener questions including one listener who hates her best friend’s fiancé and another listener who is worried about bridesmaid etiquette. In the news: low-rise jeans are actually back & Gwen Stefani might have had a secret wedding. Angela's dad wears jeans to her wedding and Laura learns about scar massage.

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    • 51 min
    Baby Baby Baby Stuff

    Baby Baby Baby Stuff

    We're reunited and it feels so good! Angela is married, Laura had a baby! Big things have happened! We’ll answer your listener questions including one about staying friends with exes and keeping things fresh with your partner. Then we’re talking about what’s in the news: aliens & repurposing wedding dresses. Angela goes to a restaurant that has a menu for dogs, Laura contemplates changing her baby's name.

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    • 54 min
    Laura’s Birth Story #2 ft. Baby Daddy Nic

    Laura’s Birth Story #2 ft. Baby Daddy Nic

    Laura's back on the show after a 1 month maternity leave! She's joined by baby daddy, producer, talented artist and husband Nic Rad to talk all about the c-section birth, being parents and what life's been like. We answer your listener questions including a question about a partner’s social media use and having bedbugs. In the news we discuss the best staycation cities & why you should spend time apart from your partner. 

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    How to Know You’ve Found “The One” ft. Angela’s Fiancé, Ian (Laura’s maternity leave!)

    How to Know You’ve Found “The One” ft. Angela’s Fiancé, Ian (Laura’s maternity leave!)

    This week’s episode is called How to Know You’ve Found “The One.” It's Ian's final week as a guest host before Laura's triumphant return! We talk about how you have to go on lots of "meh" dates to know when it's a good one and how important it is to feel comfortable with someone. We also answer your listener questions, including a listener who has never met her long-distance boyfriend IRL and another listener who wants to know how to not go crazy while waiting on a proposal. Then we talk about what’s in the news: Gen Z thinks millennials are “cheugy” & a Tennessee hat shop sells insanely offensive ‘not vaccinated’ badges. Angela prepares for a rainy wedding day, and Ian takes therapy in his hot car. 

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
488 Ratings

488 Ratings

aab8709 ,

Let Angela Speak

I’ve listened to this podcast since it came out and I love listening to Laura and Angela each week. I noticed that Laura interrupts Angela constantly, especially in the re-brand. I love how passionate and excited Laura gets when she tells stories/offers her point of view, but please let Angela speak! I’m listening to the episode where Angela tells everyone her dad has cancer and Laura INTERRUPTED her mid sentence to talk about herself :/ Love the podcast, but ladies please make the banter more balanced between you both!

k_ozie ,

I think this one has run its course...

I used to love this podcast but now can’t stand it. “Like” every other word is like nails on a chalkboard, and they seem like they’re living in another very different world. Totally can’t relate to anything they talk about these days. I deleted the podcast from my subscriptions after being a listener for many years.

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Laura get a clue

I listened to this podcast from day one but finally stopped because of Laura. She constantly talks over Angela, is so out of touch with reality, pretends to care about the world but is so privileged without ever genuinely acknowledging it. She’s what’s wrong with America disguised as a progressive liberal.

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