19 episodes

We don’t know who needs to hear this, but nobody has their shit together 100 percent of the time — nobody. You can be excelling in one part of your life while another area is imploding. Those two states of being co-exist all the time, for everyone. Life is messy like that. And it's okay. What's not okay? Acting like you have it under control when you’re in a shame spiral. That’s where we come in. Messy Situations empowers people to bravely reveal the unfiltered parts of their lives without fear of judgement.

Every week we'll reveal Messy Situations —big and small— submitted anonymously and shared by in-person guests, and then call in our Clean-Up Crew of wellness experts, mental-health pros, spiritual guides, energy healers, messy-life survivors and more to start mopping things up. We invite anyone who is willing to confess their own mess — even science says it’s good for the soul.

Messy Situations Lola Media

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    • 4.8 • 50 Ratings

We don’t know who needs to hear this, but nobody has their shit together 100 percent of the time — nobody. You can be excelling in one part of your life while another area is imploding. Those two states of being co-exist all the time, for everyone. Life is messy like that. And it's okay. What's not okay? Acting like you have it under control when you’re in a shame spiral. That’s where we come in. Messy Situations empowers people to bravely reveal the unfiltered parts of their lives without fear of judgement.

Every week we'll reveal Messy Situations —big and small— submitted anonymously and shared by in-person guests, and then call in our Clean-Up Crew of wellness experts, mental-health pros, spiritual guides, energy healers, messy-life survivors and more to start mopping things up. We invite anyone who is willing to confess their own mess — even science says it’s good for the soul.

    Special Guest: Author, Actress & Funny-as-F**k “Momfluencer” Jenny Mollen

    Special Guest: Author, Actress & Funny-as-F**k “Momfluencer” Jenny Mollen

    There’s nothing better than a podcast guest who “goes there” — and Jenny Mollen does. This no-holds-barred conversation runs the gamut from Jenny’s new book Dictator Lunches, inspired by her tyrant children, to the many ways she competes with her husband (actor Jason Biggs), to her fear of abduction and needing people to be obsessed with her (Kane and Michele are). Jenny, a bestselling author, is smart, brutally honest and outrageous; she had the Messy Situations crew dying. Need a laugh? Tune in. 

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    • 36 min
    Dating-App Disasters — You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

    Dating-App Disasters — You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

    On this special episode, Kane, Michele and producer Mesh rehash the rude, cringe-worthy, strange, obnoxious, hyper-sexual and just plain head-scratching behavior they’ve encountered on dating apps. While we’ve all heard romantic app-assisted success stories, it’s hard to imagine how love connections actually happen judging by the lot of losers, man-children and blatant golddigers crossing our feeds these days. Take a listen to hear the hilarious highlights. And don’t worry, we’re keeping hope alive! 
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    • 37 min
    Sex, Lies, Cheating & Sickness Couldn’t Keep Us Apart

    Sex, Lies, Cheating & Sickness Couldn’t Keep Us Apart

    Chris met Jorge when he was on a 3-month work assignment in San Antonio, Texas —and with zero plans to relocate, he made it clear that this fling would never be a real thing. Famous last words. Four years after returning to San Francisco, Chris did move to Texas to be with Jorge, but the next few chapters of their love story would include illness, betrayal, miscommunication, a devastating family loss and a near-death experience. Tune in to hear how the saga ended!

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    • 43 min
    My Heart Failed at 26 — And That Was Just For Starters

    My Heart Failed at 26 — And That Was Just For Starters

    When you’re a 20-something grinding it out in the nightlife and events industry in New York City, exhaustion is part of the deal. But when Sumanah Khan started feeling so unwell and fatigued that she had to go to the hospital, she wasn’t prepared for what doctors discovered: Her heart was enlarged and only working at a 5% capacity, likely the result of viral infection or some other toxic environmental exposure. Sumanah’s harrowing health crisis includes several faulty pacemakers, too many surgeries to count and an addiction to the opioid medications she was liberally given for pain. Sumanah’s healing and addiction recovery was further fueled by her passion for yoga and its ability to put us in touch with our body’s innate power and divine support. Also, don’t miss Kane’s monkeypox update at the top of the episode.

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    @michprom
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    • 43 min
    Founder Stories- Kane Sarhan: How Messy Situations Helped Me Find Wellness

    Founder Stories- Kane Sarhan: How Messy Situations Helped Me Find Wellness

    Today we’re bringing you an episode from another one of Lola Media’s shows —Founder Stories. This installment is special to us because it follows the entrepreneurial journey of Messy Situation’s co-host, Kane Sarhan.

    Follow along as Kane discusses everything from growing up in rural Michigan to moving to New York City where he became a bartender to ascending the ladder at one of the country’s chicest hotel brands. With formidable grit and industriousness, Kane made important connections, built valuable relationships and ultimately became a cofounder of THE WELL, a health and hospitality start up with a burgeoning global footprint. It wasn’t all smooth sailing… there were a lot of messes to navigate on the road to success. Take a listen.
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    • 56 min
    I Got Suckered into Co-raising My Sister’s Baby  

    I Got Suckered into Co-raising My Sister’s Baby  

    After years as a free-wheeling stand-up comic, Helen Hong bought a house with her sister, who was about to undergo IVF. To everyone’s shock, her sister got pregnant on the very first try. That’s when Helen became, in her words, a reluctant “baby daddy” who shares the absurd, unglamorous responsibility of taking care of an infant who is basically an adorable a*****e. Listen in as Helen describes — in unfiltered detail — how she went from trolling for sex on the road to changing her nephew’s s****y diapers, all while weathering her own health crisis. At the top of the show, Kane shares his messiest situation yet when he reveals that he’s awaiting nerve-wracking test results. This episode will have you shrieking. 
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

MistyL922 ,

Hilarious, fun and easy listening!

I discovered this podcast about a week ago and have binge listened to all the episodes since then. Interesting discussions that are a nice distraction from the heavier parts of my day.

Trendera ,

Hilarious and helpful!

Really enjoy the host’s honest and relatable perspectives as well as the great advice And insights! Always a fun and helpful listen!

psduciel ,

Heartfelt, hilarious, humbling

I have loved every episode so far; and I think the show does a great job balancing really meaningful stories with witty banter, life lessons and just great content. The hosts are also just so fun to listen to. Highly recommend !

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