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April and Roy, stars of TLC's "You, Me & My Ex" and the hosts of Past Chaos, take you on a journey through marriage, divorce, coparenting and so much more! Listen as this ex-wife and ex-husband discuss the trials, tribulations, and triumphs they encountered while they built a positive relationship and productive communication after divorce. These two exes can be like oil and vinegar, but at the end of the day they share a very strong bond - parenthood. Together they want to build a community of blended families that focus on putting the children’s needs above their own. Parenting presents its own challenges, add in filming a reality television show – you have yourself a whole new set of issues. Unfortunately, divorce happens, but it does not have to place lasting and damaging effects on children. Past Chaos was created in hopes of shedding light on positive co-parenting and advocating for better communication for the parents of children in broken homes. April and Roy hope you will join them on this adventure of proving that blended is better! Past Chaos is a weekly podcast that is available wherever you prefer to listen. Please subscribe.

Past Chaos April Kirk & Roy Farner

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 154 Ratings

April and Roy, stars of TLC's "You, Me & My Ex" and the hosts of Past Chaos, take you on a journey through marriage, divorce, coparenting and so much more! Listen as this ex-wife and ex-husband discuss the trials, tribulations, and triumphs they encountered while they built a positive relationship and productive communication after divorce. These two exes can be like oil and vinegar, but at the end of the day they share a very strong bond - parenthood. Together they want to build a community of blended families that focus on putting the children’s needs above their own. Parenting presents its own challenges, add in filming a reality television show – you have yourself a whole new set of issues. Unfortunately, divorce happens, but it does not have to place lasting and damaging effects on children. Past Chaos was created in hopes of shedding light on positive co-parenting and advocating for better communication for the parents of children in broken homes. April and Roy hope you will join them on this adventure of proving that blended is better! Past Chaos is a weekly podcast that is available wherever you prefer to listen. Please subscribe.

    You're Gonna Need To EX-plain

    You're Gonna Need To EX-plain

    It's time for more EX-tra Chaos?
    Here is your recap of "You, Me & My Ex" Season 2 Episode 5!  April is joined again by special guest host - Caroline Hines.

    We open up with De'Andre and his jewelry line party it.  He admits maybe he wasn't at his best when he was with Rowan, and that's why he wants her to be included in his success now. 
    Rowan admits it bothers her a bit that De'Andre didn’t do some of the things he does with Elodie, when they were dating.  At the party, De'Andre is eager to introduce everyone to his ex...but what about Elodie - his actual girlfriend? 
    In Tennessee, the tension is high and the respect is low.  Matt takes Chelsea to pick up her vehicle from the shop.  On the way, they make a pit-stop to the bar where they had their first day.
    Kenzie is at home stewing over the fact the Matt hasn't completed his honey-do list.
    Matt reveals to Chelsea that he wants to propose to Kenzie.  However, Chelsea doesn't think he is ready.
     It's moving day down in Florida!  Josh, Danielle, Jennifer, and Chantal are moving into one giant house.  Everyone seems happy...except for Chantal.  
    Things are already off to a rough start when Jennifer and Chantal can't remember the last time they were intimate.
    It gets a little tense when it's time to pick rooms.  Why doesn't Chantal want her room to be near Josh and Danielle?
    Emotions are high in the ATL!
    Steve is planning Alex's "dad-chelor" party.  Caroline has only one rule - NO strippers.
    Alex becomes emotional as he talks about not wanting to fully let go of Steve.  He also  worries about the potential aspect of explaining his relationship with Steve to his son.  Caroline becomes upset that she is forced to listen to Alex reminisce about his ex.  
    Listen to this and so much more on your weekly dose of EX-tra Chaos!

    Don't forget to tune in every Monday night at 9pm on TLC for all the EX-citement!


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    • 46 min
    What To EX-pect

    What To EX-pect

    Are you ready for some more EX-tra Chaos?
    Here is your recap of "You, Me & My Ex" Season 2 Episode 4!  April is joined again by special guest host - Caroline Hines.

    We start out with Matt, Kenzie, & Chelsea.  Matt discusses the pressure of getting engaged, and maybe he had a poor choice of words to describe the situation.
    We find out that three is a crowd when it comes to blow-up yard pools.
    Still, Chelsea was living her best life and showing off her "breast" assets.
    However, even the kiddie pool wasn't enough to cool Kenzie down!

    Down in Florida, things are heating up for De'Andre, Elodie, & Rowan.
    Elodie has decided she is joining De'Andre and Rowan on their island vacation.
    De'Andre thinks it is a good idea to introduce Elodie to his mom...and his ex, Rowan at the same time.  This lunch was full of wrong names, boobie talk, and tough questions.

    Over in the ATL, Alex, Caroline, & Steve are coming in hot!  Why is Caroline's mom. so upset about her unplanned pregnancy?  What's the real story behind the "bread-winner" comment?  And were the parents-to-be really that unprepared for their new bundle of joy?

    Listen to this and so much more on your weekly dose of EX-tra Chaos!

    Don't forget to tune in every Monday night at 9pm on TLC for all the EX-citement!


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    • 30 min
    Waiting To EX-hale

    Waiting To EX-hale

    Are you ready for some more EX-tra Chaos?
    Here is your recap of "You, Me & My Ex" Season 2 Episode 3!  April is joined again by special guest host - Caroline Hines.

    This week, we start off with Matt, Kenzie, and Chelsea.  Matt drops the bomb to Chelsea that Kenzie's parents are coming over for a BBQ.  No need to unpack your bags, Chelsea, you need to go to an awkward dinner so Matt can throw you to the wolves.
    In Florida, De'Andre and Elodie are chilling by the pool.  De'Andre informs Elodie that she will be meeting his mom...and Rowan - his ex - at the SAME time.

    Moving on to a very different Florida, Jennifer, Chantal, Josh, and Danielle have just divulged some shocking news to their families.  They have all decided to move in together!  One of them is not on board.  Meanwhile, their extended family have so many opinions and are not afraid to speak up about it!

    Over in North Carolina, April, Loren, Roy and John are heading to Tanner's soccer game.  This is the first time April is seeing John since "bird gate".
    April explains her feelings and reactions to the shit show.
    Listen to this and so much more on this episode of Past Chaos.

    Don't forget to tune in every Monday night at 9pm on TLC for all the EX-citement!
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    • 36 min
    Un-EX-pected News

    Un-EX-pected News

    Are you ready for some more EX-tra Chaos?
    Here is your recap of "You, Me & My Ex" Season 2 Episode 2!  April is joined by special guest host - Caroline Hines.
    This episode is a little late because April received some terrible news last week.  Her grandmother passed away, so she rushed back home to Tennessee to be with her family.  Things are getting back to her version of "normal", and the ladies are getting caught up with the drama.
    In episode one, we meet a new group - Chelsea, Matt, and Kenzie.  Chelsea is the ex-girlfriend of Matt.  Matt decides to let his ex move in with him and his current girlfriend, Kenzie. 
    Elodie, De'Andre, and Rowan are causing heads to shake when De'Andre drips the bomb that his ex, Rowan, has invited him on a tropical island vacation.  Meanwhile, Elodie is none too thrilled.
    Meanwhile, in the ATL,  Stephen has decided he is the perfect choice for the godfather of Alex and Caroline's baby.  Caroline had two thoughts - throw the table or walk away.  She chose the right side of the law.
    We move over to April, John, Loren, and Roy.
    April's oldest daughter gives birth to a beautiful baby boy, and Papa Gator gets to come home and meet him - fresh out of the womb!  But John decides to rain on the joyful parade.  But don't worry, he got April something real nice - a parting gift...a bird with no feathers.
    On down to Florida, we catch up with Jennifer, Chantel, Danielle, and Josh.  We learn what a 'Peter Bug" is, but don't worry - they don't bite...too hard!  The family has some big news to share with everyone at baby Camilla's 1st birthday party.
    Listen to this and so much more on this episode of Past Chaos.

    Don't forget to tune in every Monday night at 9pm on TLC for all the EX-citement!


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    • 37 min
    Great EX-pectations

    Great EX-pectations

    Are you ready for some EX-tra Chaos!  April and Hayli dive in to the Season 2 premier of "You, Me & My Ex".
    After a wild weekend of full mom-mode - soccer tournaments and prom night, April gives details about her trip to Florida for the premier party.
    In episode one, we meet a new group - Elodie, De'Andre, and Rowan.  De'Andre's mom is still rooting for him to get back together with Rowan.  But Elodie is here to show everyone who is in charge!
    Next up is Alex, Caroline, and Stephen!  Caroline and Alex share some very EX-citing news!  However, Stephen is not thrilled.
    Last but not least, the chaos crew - April, John, Loren, and Roy.
    April gives an inside look into what was really going on the day of the interview.  Listen to this and so much more on this week's episode!

    Don't forget to tune in every Monday night at 9pm on TLC for all the EX-citement!
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    • 35 min
    What Really Matters

    What Really Matters

    We are happy to be back...again!  After an emergency trip to her hometown, April has time to reflect on a BIG question.  "What really matters in life?" 
    This week, the women talk about reflection and forgiveness.  In life, we face so many obstacles.  At the end of the day, we have to focus on what's most important.

    April discusses her feelings on the premier of their reality tv show.  She reveals that several of the other cast members will be making guest appearances on "Past Chaos".

    The women also admit their fears about mom burnout and the regrets we face as mothers.  Listen to hear this and so much more!

    Don't forget, "You, Me, & My Ex" Season 2 premiers on Sunday, April 17th at 9pm on TLC.  You can also catch up on Season 1, streaming on Discovery +.
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

You’re_SoCool ,

We’ve been Ghosted?!?!

Where y’all been? We need an update! Missing Loren, you and her need to get the band back together! Also I’m right there with you I hate the Jacksonville Walmart too! LOL Hubert is way better! Anyways I love the show hope y’all come back!

Sarina*Marie ,

Awesome

I think you guys are amazing April keep your head up. Know your worth because I feel like that man doesn’t deserve you. I am a huge fan!!!

Ema626 ,

Disappointing

The podcast, which hasn’t updated recently anyway, has become something unrecognizable from what it once was. It was a positive (in spite of difficulties) & practical look at blending families. I have recommended it on more than one occasion and simply can’t anymore.

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