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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Join Megan and Wendy in a weekly conversation centered around the topics they care about like parenting, beauty, self-care, pop culture, friendships, current events, all in the light and humourous style that they’re known for.

    Pop Culture Club: December

    Pop Culture Club: December

    Megan and Wendy are back with their monthly round up of everything they are watching, reading, and listening to in today's Pop Culture Club episode. How is there time for anything else besides Hallmark holiday movies? Somehow they manage to squeeze a few in.







    Have you watched anything on December's Pop Culture Club list? Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.



















    Mentioned in this Episode









    * Saltine Coffee Cookie recipe via All Recipes







    * Origin of "white elephant" term and gift exchange







    * Essex College isn't a real university - "The Sex Lives of College Girls"



    * Season one was filmed primarily at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and at Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, CA.







    * Season two was filmed at UCLA and at the University of Washington.







    * Essex College crewneck sweatshirt (via Etsy, $37)











    * Warner Brothers Studio Tour - Holidays Made Here



    * Gilmore Girls Holiday Tour













    Pop Culture Club December







    What Megan and Wendy are Watching









    * Below Deck (Bravo) and Below Deck Adventure (Peacock)







    * Casey Anthony Where the Truth Lies (Peacock)







    * Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)







    * Wednesday (Netflix)







    * Inside Man (Netflix)







    * Don't Worry Darling (HBO Max)







    * Mythic Quest (Apple TV)









    What We're Reading









    * Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane







    * The End of Normal: A Wife's Anguish, A Widow's New Life by Stephanie Madoff Mack







    * The Mother I Never Had by Gary Goldstein









    Listening To









    * Jeff Lewis Live (SiriusXM)







    * The Mel Robbins Podcast



    * Why Is Adult Friendship So Hard







    * How to Have More Fun: A Guide to Enjoying the Holidays













    Top Hallmark Movies for 2022 for the Casual Hallmark Movie Watcher









    * Three Wise Men and a Baby







    * a href="https://www.meganandwendy.

    • 41 min
    Episode 81: Jennie Canzoneri on Finding Community in a New Home

    Episode 81: Jennie Canzoneri on Finding Community in a New Home

    Megan and Wendy welcome back Jennie Canzoneri to the podcast in this special Conversation with Friends episode. Jennie appeared on the podcast last year where she talked candidly about choosing a life of sobriety (it's a great episode, one of our most-listened to, fan-favorites!). In today's episode, Jennie talks about her family's recent move from Texas to Colorado and how she finds a community in her new home.







    Plus, a holiday check in and a fun Amazon purchase that might be a solution to a problem you didn't realize. Got questions? Have a comment? Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.







    Related: Jennie Canzoneri talks about sober living



















    Mentioned in this Episode









    * LCR Left Center Right Dice Game ($9)







    * 4-pair Wrist Scrunchies for Face Washing ($16)







    * Peter Thomas Roth Masking Minis ($19)







    * Bliss Spa Masks Set ($15)







    * University of Colorado weighs in: It's Coloradan









    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jennie (@jenniecanzoneri)







    Connect with Jennie Canzoneri







    Follow Jennie on Instagram!







    Visit Jennie's Etsy Shop - Nice Handwriting







    Megan and Wendy Approved!







    Wondering if these Approved! items still hold value to us? We let you know in episode 80: Still Approved?







    Click here for the entire library of Approved items.

















    * Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer ($13.99 via Amazon)



    * Vanicream Ointment ($9.99)







    * COSRX Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence ($20 at Ulta)











    * Pura Smart Fragr...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 80: Still Approved?

    Episode 80: Still Approved?

    Megan and Wendy look back through over 100 episodes to see if the items that have appeared in Megan and Wendy Approved are still approved. Plus, a "Love is Blind" final update, a misunderstanding about the walking desk, and Megan wonders if her husband has been married before.







    Tell us: Have you purchased any of the items Megan and Wendy have recommended, and if so, do you still approve? Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.







    New Podcast Episode: Megan and Wendy review over 100 Approved items from their library of episodes. Do they still recommend the items they've suggested to listeners?











    Megan and Wendy Approved Revisited









    * Full library of Megan and Wendy Approved









    Megan's Revisited









    * Dawn Power-wash 



    * 9 Elements Spray Lemon Starter











    * Conair Curling Iron Rose Gold



    * Beachwaver Curling Iron











    * Nerds Candy Gummy Clusters







    * UGG Ansley Slipper







    * CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence







    * WeeWooDay Kitchen Cube Timer







    * OxiClean Odor Blasters



    * Get the Funk Out - Tips and tools on getting odors out of your home











    * Sephora Eye Love Bloom in Peony







    * Brach’s Holiday Peppermint Nougats







    * Harry’s FIG body wash









    Wendy's Revisited









    * Wendy is wearing these chest wrinkle sheet masks($23)







    * Reduce 40oz Tumbler







    * L’Oreal Magic Root Coverup







    * Gourmia Digital Air Fryer







    * Maintenance Phase podcast







    * Grow Fragrance air and fabric freshener in (LIMITED EDITION) seal salt neroli.

    • 48 min
    Episode 79: Kathleen Donahoe Makes Her Own Rules

    Episode 79: Kathleen Donahoe Makes Her Own Rules

    Megan and Wendy are thrilled to welcome back Kathleen Donahoe to the podcast. Kathleen talks about her recent viral success, how she makes her own rules when it comes to the holidays, and shares a money saving hack for an expensive cult favorite candle.







    You'll also hear from Megan and Wendy at the top of the episode with a "Love is Blind" update, a holiday girls trip, a Home Goods discovery, and where Megan's at with the walking desk.







    Questions about today's episode? Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.







    Megan and Wendy interview Kathleen Donahoe, writer of the viral poem "In Twenty Years My Daughter Invites Me to Dinner"











    Mentioned in this Episode









    * "Love is Blind" season 1 contestant Kelly is talking behind the scenes on TikTok.







    * Denver recommendations are welcome! Send us an email at meganandwendy@gmail.com







    * Gingerbread sweater from Loft. So cute but a size large is all we get.







    * What should Megan do with her walking desk? Email us at meganandwendy@gmail.com.









    Kathleen Donahoe Viral Writer Interview







    View this post on Instagram A post shared by MOTHERSPEAK | by Kelsey Lucas (@motherspeak) //www.instagram.com/embed.js









    * Kathleen is selling a gorgeous print of this poem - click here for details on how to get one.







    * "Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris" podcast interview with George Saunders







    * The Lazy Genius podcast







    * Thymes 3-wick Frasier Fir Candle ($58)



    * Fraiser Fir Diffuser Oil ($16)







    * Oil Diffuser ($19)







    * Target's Threshold Forest Fir candle (dupe for Thymes)











    * 4" Bottle Brush Christmas Trees from Target ($5)







    * a href="https://www.costco.com/garland-wreaths-floral.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pop Culture Club: November

    Pop Culture Club: November

    This episode could have easily been all about Love is Blind Season 3! But, October also brought a tons of new shows to watch and books to read. Listen to this brand new episode of Pop Culture Club November to hear what Megan and Wendy are recommending for you.







    What do you think of the guys on Love is Blind this season? Email the show at meganandwendy@gmail.com.







    Megan and Wendy talk about the new season of Love is Blind, Tell Me Lies, The Reboot, The Resident and so much more! Listen in for more recommendations.











    Mentioned in this Episode









    * Megan's new favorite store







    * Episode 77: Get a Life, Wendy! An Update









    What We're Watching:









    * Love is Blind (Netflix)







    * A Friend of the Family (Peacock)







    * Tell Me Lies (Hulu)







    * The Watcher (Netflix)







    * Dancing with the Stars (Disney+)







    * Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movies



    * Check out the latest review episodes











    * Hasan Minhaj's The King's Jester (Netflix)







    * The Reboot (Hulu)







    * The Resident (Hulu)









    On Megan's radar: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry (Amazon) and People We Hate at the Wedding (Amazon)







    What We're Reading









    * Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout







    * Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin







    * Verity by Colleen Hoover







    * It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover









    What We're Listening To









    * Midnights by Taylor Swift



    * What is the 3am edition of Midnights?











    * The Lazy Genius Podcast



    * Episode 283: How to Be a Neighbor







    * Episode 282: How to Have People Over to Eat













    Megan and Wendy Approved!









    * Light Flight Backpack ($39.99)







    * Crocs Lined ($49.95)

    • 47 min
    Girls Gone Hallmark: Countdown to Christmas Announcement

    Girls Gone Hallmark: Countdown to Christmas Announcement

    Girls Gone Hallmark has a new home! Find us in our brand new podcast feed. We would love it if you would subscribe and leave a review!















    Where to find Girls Gone Hallmark







    * Girls Gone Hallmark on Apple Podcasts* Girls Gone Hallmark on Spotify

    • 41 sec

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I really enjoy this podcast. It’s my first go to podcast every week. Megan and Wendy talk about a lot of different topics from serious world issues to light funny tips about everything from skin care to breakfast ideas. Their Hallmark podcast is a fun listen also-even though I rarely watch the Hallmark movie they are reviewing. I’ve listened to them all. Some even more than once. Don’t make it weird. 😜

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From A Guy Who Likes Girls Gone Hallmark.

Megan and Wendy have quietly created the best Hallmark Movie podcast out there. They are quick witted and entertaining yet not afraid to call out the network for taking false steps. But they also give Hallmark credit where it’s due for advancing their programming to reflect a changing demographic. To cap it all off, their audio quality is excellent and each episode is just the right length. Check it out!

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