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Megan and Wendy continue the Long Story Short brand with a new podcast! This weekly conversation will center around the topics they care about like parenting, beauty, self-care, pop culture, friendships, current events, all in the light and humours style that they’re known for.

Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy: The Podcas‪t‬ Wendy Nielsen and Megan Samarin

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Megan and Wendy continue the Long Story Short brand with a new podcast! This weekly conversation will center around the topics they care about like parenting, beauty, self-care, pop culture, friendships, current events, all in the light and humours style that they’re known for.

    Episode 20: Mixed Bag Chatty Conversation

    Episode 20: Mixed Bag Chatty Conversation

    It's been a few months since they've done one, so Megan and Wendy thought a 100% chatty episode was in order. You can expect a mixed bag chatty conversation as they discuss a lot of topics including an update on their words of the year, iPhone hacks, Ginny & Georgia, and Wendy's recent online shopping spree. Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.







    Megan and Wendy cover a lot of fun and personal topics in this mixed bag chatty conversation.







    Coffee Bribes







    We’d love for you to leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts. This really helps other podcast listeners find our show. So, here’s the deal. Leave a review, take a screen shot of the review and email it to us at meganandwendy@gmail.com with the words REVIEW in the subject line. We’ll randomly choose five people to send a Starbucks gift card to!







    Mentioned in this Episode







    Join our Facebook Shorties Group for info on the fitness challenge we talked about!Episode 19: Our Absolute Worst Jobs EverProse custom shampoo and conditionerVegamour GRO Hair Serum + Vegamour vegaBROWCuccio Natural Milk and Honey Cuticle OilSummer House "Don't Activate Me" sweatshirt by Lindsay HubbardMegan's favorite Amazon underwear Warner's Blissful No Muffin Top Hipster MultipackWendy's favorite Amazon underwear Fruit of the Loom Breathable 4-PackMegan's Target Prairie DressTrader Joe's Supreme Hydrating Eye CreamVitamix Classic Blender + Weelicious by Catherine McCordTheories about red heads + a study on why red heads need more anesthesiaiPhone > Camera > Portrait > Studio LightiPhone Back Tap > Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap"The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal" by Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticGinny & Georgia on Netflix + Taylor Swift is annoyed by the "sexist" jokesTed Lasso on Apple TV + Jason Sudeikis' $110 tie dye hoodieTom & Jerry on HBOMaxThe Map of Tiny Perfect Things on HuluPromising Young Woman On DemandI Care A Lot on Netflix







    Welcome Patreon Subscribers!







    We are excited to welcome so many new Patreon subscribers this month! Want exclusive content? We’re talking bonus podcast episodes, video podcasts and the return of the HIGHLY requested Megan and Wendy Taste Test videos only available on Patreon!







    Sign up for Patreon here.







    It starts at just $3/month and you can choose which tier you’re most comfortable with. Each tier comes with some great content. Subscribers of the $7 tier will automatically get a brand new Megan and Wendy APPROVED sticker just for signing up.















    This episode is brought to you by Sea.lestial.shel Creations where you can find gorgeous, handmade items like reusable drawstring bags, covered storage bins, mug rags, and tarot wraps. Use code LSSFRIENDS15 for a discount!















    Megan and Wendy Approved!







    For a limited time, we have Megan and Wendy APPROVED! stickers available! Shop here.







    CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Face CreamBumble and Bumble Heat Shield Blow Dry Accelerator







    Do you like these mixed bag chatty conversation episodes? We'd love your feedback. Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Girls Gone Hallmark: Mix Up in the Mediterranean

    Girls Gone Hallmark: Mix Up in the Mediterranean

    Megan and Wendy recap and review Hallmark Channel's Mix Up in the Mediterranean. What could go wrong when twin brothers swap places accidentally misleading the love interest of the non-married brother? Spoiler alert: this movie scored big time on our rating scale! Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.















    Where was Mix Up in the Mediterranean Filmed?







    Goodbye to the Great White North! Mix Up in the Mediterranean was filmed entirely in Malta and at the Phoenicia Hotel.







    Malta is an island state located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily, Italy. Malta is one of the world's smallest countries. For 150 years, Malta was a British colony eventually gaining independency in 1964 and then joining the European Union in 2004.







    The Phoenicia Hotel is a luxury 5-start hotel located in Valletta, Malta's capital city.







    What is Mix Up in the Med About?







    Mix Up in the Mediterranean stars Jeremy Jordan (tons of TV shows and Broadway stage credits) as twins Julian and Josh Northrop. The female lead is played by Jessica Lowndes (Silver on 90210). Chef Julian competes in a cooking competition but hurts his back and can't compete. His identical twin brother, Josh, steps in as Julian in hopes of winning to save Julian's restaurant. In the meantime, Josh - as Julian - starts to vibe with event planner Meg (Jessica Lowndes) - but Julian is married and Meg doesn't know there is a twin brother in the picture.















    Mentioned in this Episode







    Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes wrote and recorded this song called Alive while filming the movie. We give the song four stars! Loved it.







    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jessica Lowndes (@jessicalowndes)







    Hallmark Channel’s Spring Fling Movies







    We are excited to announce that we’ll be reviewing Hallmark’s Spring Fling movies! Did you see the line up yet? We’re looking forward to – friend of the show – Julie Sherman Wolfe’s Right in Front of Me. 







    See the entire Spring Fling line up here.







    Catch up on all the Girls Gone Hallmark podcast episodes, click the links below.







    Playing CupidBeverly Hills WeddingTaking a Shot at LoveA New Year’s Resolution Two for the Win A Winter Getaway Snowkissed 







    Check Out our Patreon!







    We've recently launched our Patreon for those who want more from Megan and Wendy! Bonus podcasts, video podcasts and the return of the highly requested taste test videos! Starts at $3 per month. Sign up here.















    Did you love Mix Up in the Mediterranean as much as we did?

    • 30 min
    Episode 19: Our Absolute Worst Jobs Ever

    Episode 19: Our Absolute Worst Jobs Ever

    It wasn't until the recording of this podcast episode that Megan and Wendy knew what kind of varied job history each other have had. Listen in as each share stories about their absolute worst jobs ever, plus find out what their first jobs were and their favorite. Spoiler alert: it's not some BS answer like "motherhood." Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.















    Leave a Review, Get a Coffee on Us







    We'd love for you to leave a review of the show on Apple Podcasts. This really, really helps other podcast listeners find our show. So, here's the deal. Leave a review, take a screen shot of the review and email it to us at meganandwendy@gmail.com with the words POD REVIEW in the subject line. We'll randomly choose five people to send a Starbucks gift card to!







    Welcome Patreon Subscribers!







    We are excited to welcome so many new Patreon subscribers this month! Want exclusive content? We're talking bonus podcast episodes, video podcasts and the return of the HIGHLY requested Megan and Wendy Taste Test videos only available on Patreon!







    Sign up for Patreon here.







    It starts at just $3/month and you can choose which tier you're most comfortable with. Each tier comes with some great content. Subscribers of the $7 tier will automatically get a brand new Megan and Wendy APPROVED sticker just for signing up.















    This episode is brought to you by Sea.lestial.shel Creations where you can find gorgeous, handmade items like reusable drawstring bags, covered storage bins, mug rags, and tarot wraps. Use code LSSFRIENDS15 for a discount!















    Mentioned in Episode 19







    Razor A5 Lux ScooterHow to make an emergency arm sling with a t-shirtSupplies you need to deal with a broken armWhat is a buckle fracture?Marriott Shadow Ridge Palm DesertYouth sports return to CA in February 2021Soma Enbliss Wireless Bra Episode 5: Things No One Talks About (Bra talk)Modere CollagenTula SkincareVerb Energy BarsRed Aspen NailsHanes Cozy Bra







    Megan and Wendy Approved!







    Supergoop Hand Screen with SPF 40A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

    • 59 min
    Girls Gone Hallmark: Playing Cupid

    Girls Gone Hallmark: Playing Cupid

    Megan and Wendy are back today with another Girls Gone Hallmark bonus podcast episode! Listen as they recap and review Playing Cupid starring Laura Vandervoot and Nicholas Gonzalez. Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.







    What did you like about Playing Cupid?







    News and Notes for Playing Cupid







    Sources report that Playing Cupid was filmed in Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia.







    We're seeing a disappointing trend that there isn't a ton of social media coverage from the actors and producers from the movies in the Love Ever After line up. What's happening here? We want behind-the-scenes, we want 14-day quarantine stories, we want on-set photos and we want location photos!







    What is Playing Cupid About?







    Hallmark Channel promoted Playing Cupid as a modern day re-telling of Jane Austen's Emma. Yes, Mia Quaranta De La Rosa who plays Clara does act as a Emma-type matchmaker for her fellow students and inevitably (spoiler alert!) for her dad and teacher.







    The book Playing Cupid by Jenny Meyerhoff also inspired the script for this movie. Buy it here (it's recommended for 8-12 year old readers and has 5 stars on Amazon).







    Mentioned in this Episode







    Anya Taylor-Joy is a Golden Globe double nominee for her roles in Emma (2020) and The Queen's Gambit.Clueless (1995) is recognized as one of the most popular, contemporary re-tellings of Jane Austen's Emma. This article compares the two.







    Hallmark Channel's Spring Fling Movies







    We are excited to announce that we'll be reviewing Hallmark's Spring Fling movies! Did you see the line up yet? We're looking forward to - friend of the show - Julie Sherman Wolfe's Right in Front of Me.







    See the entire Spring Fling line up here.















    Missed the Countdown to Christmas reviews? You can find them here.







    Catch up on all the Girls Gone Hallmark podcast episodes, click the links below.







    Beverly Hills WeddingTaking a Shot at LoveA New Year’s Resolution Two for the Win A Winter Getaway Snowkissed 

    • 34 min
    Girls Gone Hallmark: Julie Sherman Wolfe

    Girls Gone Hallmark: Julie Sherman Wolfe

    In today's Girls Gone Hallmark super bonus episode, Megan and Wendy welcome screenwriter Julie Sherman Wolfe to the podcast! Julie has an extensive resume writing for television, including some of our favorite 2020-21 Hallmark movies like Taking a Shot at Love and One Royal Holiday. She also clears up some of our biggest questions, talks about her life in Avon, Connecticut and what we can expect next from her on Hallmark Channel. Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.















    Who is Julie Sherman Wolfe?







    Julie Sherman Wolfe is an award winning screenwriter who spent 25 years in Los Angeles writing for sitcoms like Everybody Loves Raymond and full-length feature films for Disney and Paramount. She won a Writers Guild Award for her 2010 Avalon High script.







    She is a prolific Hallmark Channel Movie writer including fan favorites like Birthday Wish and Wedding Every Weekend. Julie's recent work includes our favorite movie from the 2021 New Year, New Movies line up Taking a Shot at Love.







    Julie currently lives with her husband and son in Avon, Connecticut. Fun fact: Avon, CT is the town featured in Taking a Shot at Love where Jenna (Alexa PenaVega) lives and helps Ryan (Luke Macfarlane) rehab his hockey injury.







    Her focus when writing any script is its voice. Specifically, the banter and tone of the dialogue and that is what really made Taking a Shot at Love our favorite of the New Year, New Movies bunch.







    This is one of our favorite lines from Taking a Shot at Love written by Julie Sherman Wolfe







    Are There Any Easter Eggs in Taking a Shot at Love?







    Yes, there is an Easter egg in Taking a Shot at Love. Julie explained she named Avon's winter festivities "Winterfest" as a nod to the Hallmark Channel's brand of new winter movies. PLOT TWIST: Hallmark Channel refreshed their "Winterfest" lineup in 2021 to "New Year, New Movies."







    Spring Movies on Hallmark Channel







    Right after our interview with Julie, it was reported that she will have a brand new movie debut on Saturday, April 17, 2021 as part of Hallmark Channel's Spring Fling movie line up. Fans of Pretty Little Liars and Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before will be excited to see Janel Parrish star in Right in Front of Me.















    You can find Julie Sherman Wolfe on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where you can find her live tweeting during the premiere of her movies on Hallmark Channel!







    Missed the Countdown to Christmas reviews? You can find them here.







    Catch up on all the Girls Gone Hallmark podcast episodes, click the links below.







    Taking a Shot at LoveA New Year’s Resolution Two for the Win A Winter Getaway Snowkissed 







    Join our private Facebook group! Search Long Story Shorties or click here.

    • 42 min
    Episode 18: Trader Joe’s Beauty Favorites

    Episode 18: Trader Joe’s Beauty Favorites

    Do you even buy beauty products from Trader Joe's? If not, what are you doing with your life. Megan and Wendy share their favorite Trader Joe's beauty favorites in today's new podcast episode. Want to see the video of this podcast recording? Subscribe to Patreon.com/meganandwendy and get exclusive content starting at $3/month. Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.







    Megan and Wendy share their favorite beauty products in today's episode of the podcast.







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    Please consider giving this podcast episode a rating and review on the listening platform of your choice. It really helps other new listeners find us.







    Email Megan and Wendy at meganandwendy@gmail.com! We want your feedback, your questions, ask us anything! Got a show topic you’d like to hear on the podcast? Drop it in and email and let us know. We’re all ears.







    Join our private Facebook Group! You can find the group by searching SHORTIES on Facebook or click here. Don't worry secret knock when clicking to join. Just write that you are a fan of the podcast. Tons of fun conversations happening in real time there.















    This episode is brought to you by Sea.lestial.shel Creations where you can find gorgeous, handmade items like reusable covered storage bins, mug rags, and tarot wraps. She’s got cute Valentine’s Day items right now too! Use code LSSFRIENDS15 for a discount!







    Meal planning can see its way out the door. We’re both paying Home Chef subscribers and it’s our favorite way to get dinner on the table. Check out Home Chef’s killer deal that’s been extended through the month of February. Get $90 off with code AFF90OFF. Click here to order dinner with Home Chef!







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    What is Patreon?







    Patreon is a subscription service where podcast fans can get access to exclusive content created by us. Starting at just $3/month subscribers will get video podcasts, bonus audio podcasts not available anywhere else, and a total throwback to the Long Story Short YouTube days with a brand new video. Subscribers of the $7 tier will automatically get a Megan and Wendy Approved! sticker just for signing up.







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    Mentioned in Episode 18







    Popular Blog Post: How to do your own dip powder nails at home!Popular Blog Post: 5 Best Beauty Products at Trader Joe'sPodcast Episode #16 with original discussion about Justin Timberlake"Framing Britney" New York Times documentary on Britney's conservatorship. Available to watch on Hulu.Justin Timberlake's weak-ass Instagram apology to Britney and Janet Jackson where he blames misogyny.The Karate Kid (1984) available on Amazon Prime Video. Try Amazon Prime (includes Video) FREE for 30-days!Catch up with Johnny and Daniel on Cobra Kai available on Netflix.







    Trader Joe's Beauty Favorites Mentioned







    Trader Joe's Dry ShampooSupreme Hydrating Eye CreamMicrodermabrasion ScrubMicellar WipesRose Water Facial Toner















    Watermelon Facial Mist and Overnight MaskLemongrass Coconut OilOrganic Lip Balm with SPF 15Tea Tree Tingle Body WashEnrich Moisturizing Face Lotion with SPF 15Rose Essential Oil Hand Cream







    Megan and Wendy Approved!







    Lip Sense Lip Gloss in BougainvilleaRejuvenate Wood Furniture Markers

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

HAD2021 ,

Weekly fun!!

I love listening to Megan and Wendy every week. It is like chatting with friends. They make me smile and laugh and I look forward to every Tuesday and Thursday!!

PilatesDori ,

Relatable and always entertaining

Megan and Wendy have helped me get through the quarantine this year. I didn’t realize how much I was missing talking with friends. Their conversations are so relatable I almost want to contribute to the conversation when I’m listening. They are completely entertaining, I always learn something when I listen and typically I ended up laughing out loud in an episode. Thank you ladies.

Coffeetalk95762 ,

Fun, forthright, fab!

These two have a natural rhythm and camaraderie which makes for an enjoyable listening experience. Pop culture, current events, and life-in-general are discussed in a fun-and funny way. Two thumbs up and five stars!

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