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Mary Payne Gilbert can’t stop listening to podcasts and she can’t stop talking about podcasts. Now she's sharing her obsession with you. On Payne in the Pod, Mary Payne talks to podcasters about their shows, the stories they love to tell, and the personal insanity of being a podcaster.

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Mary Payne Gilbert can’t stop listening to podcasts and she can’t stop talking about podcasts. Now she's sharing her obsession with you. On Payne in the Pod, Mary Payne talks to podcasters about their shows, the stories they love to tell, and the personal insanity of being a podcaster.

    Embarking On A Journey

    Embarking On A Journey

    When she’s diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Molly decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. These experiences are beyond anything she could have imagined, so she shares the details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. The two best friends dissect these hilarious, often touching stories. And they growing even closer as they share Molly's journey together. From the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, death, sex, and what you do with the time you have left. Hosted by Nikki Boyer. Premieres on February 12th. Listen now at : wondery.fm/DFSPanyeInterview
    From Life-Changing News to a Life-Changing Decision
    Nikki Boyer is an actress, singer-songwriter, and a co-host of Straight Talk with Ross. She met Molly over twenty years ago in acting class and they have remained close friends ever since. Molly is one of the most creative and insightful women Nikki has ever met. 
    Molly battled breast cancer several years ago, only to have it return in several different parts of her body in the past year. Her doctors informed her the cancer was terminal. She does not know how much time she has left.
    Molly’s gut-wrenching story is all too common. However, her response to the news was unique. While some dedicate their remaining days to family and friends and others knock out “Bucket List” goals, Molly instead left her struggling marriage and entered the brave new world of dating--a world she never really experienced before. 
    Exploring Life Through Sex
    Molly moved out of her husband’s home and into a new place just a few minutes from Nikki. The two began having conversations about Molly’s wild, wacky, and jaw-dropping dating life (including plenty of Tinder encounters). Nikki broached the idea of turning these conversations into a podcast. Molly agreed.
    Over a six-episode podcast, Nikki and Molly recap Molly’s sexcapade. At first, the Dying For Sex podcast focuses on how Molly balances dating with her medicine, treatment plan, and doctor visits. Nikki is fascinated by Molly’s adventurism and willingness to put herself out there while in such a vulnerable state. 
    As the podcast progresses, Nikki’s questions reveal deeper and more intimate revelations about Molly. They begin to talk about more than just sex, as the conversations get more introspective. Molly teaches Nikki and the audience about love and friendship. Molly’s stories about her sex life gives Nikki new persectives on life and death, and an even deeper appreciation for Molly’s creative spirit. 
    Don’t miss this compelling conversation between Nikki and Molly--start listening today! 
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    Podcast Recommendations:
    Straight Talk with Ross
    The Joe Rogan Experience
    Stuff You Should Know

    Find Nikki at: 
    Insta: @nikkiboyer
    Twitter: @nikkiboyer
    Find Dying for Sex at https://wondery.com/shows/dying-for-sex/
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    • 36 min
    Wondery Presents Dying For Sex

    Wondery Presents Dying For Sex

    When host Nikki Boyer’s best friend Molly is diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold. She leaves an unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to feel alive. Over this six-part miniseries, Molly shares the details of her hilarious escapades in a story about friendship, death, and what you do with the time you have left. From Wondery, the creators of Dirty John and The Moment comes Dying For Sex. Listen now at wondery.fm/DFS17
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    • 7 min
    An Aussie's Take on Reality TV

    An Aussie's Take on Reality TV

    Kirsten (Kirsty) Moore has found an outlet for her addiction to reality TV. A few years ago, she began a podcast called Reality TV & Me, which gives listeners an Australian’s perspective on some favorite American reality shows, with a focus on Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise.
    A Ten-Year Fascination with Reality TV
    Ten years ago, Kirsty was diagnosed with spinal cancer at the age of 21. Throughout surgery, recovery, and rehab, Kirsty couldn’t do the typical 21-year-old activities with her friends. Reality shows helped fill the void during this difficult stage of her life. Her first “reality show love” was Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, quickly followed by the Real Housewives franchise and a whole host of reality shows that have come on air over the past several years. 
    Although halfway across the world, Kirsty and her fellow Australians find ways to watch their favorite American reality shows (including the Hayu platform). Their initial attraction to these shows stems from the shows’ wild and unbelievable characters. Kirsty prefers American reality shows, which she believes to have a bit more class.
    Kirsty decided to turn her obsession into a podcast. A few years ago, Kirsty began to produce Reality TV & Me in London while she was writing a book. She found that the podcast was a much-needed outlet from the draining process of writing. Since then, she continues to evolve and improve her podcast craft.
    American Versus Australian Reality TV
    Australia has also begun to air its own reality shows. Kristy is a huge fan of Bravo's Real Housewives of Melbourne, which follows a group of ladies that Kirsty calls “bogans”—the Australian version of American “rednecks.” She thinks that these wacky, hysterical ladies are most similar to the Real Housewives of Dallas. She’s particularly intrigued by their “unique” fashion statements. 
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    Kirsty’s Podcast Recommendations
    Kirsty has a range of favorite podcasts, including:
    The Doctor Drew Podcast, which covers mental health issues.
    Insane Rambling, her brother’s podcast that airs every fortnight (i.e., once every two weeks).
    My Dad Wrote a Porno, an absurdly funny exposé on the writings of an older British gentleman.
    Pink Shade with Erin Martin, with Mary Payne as a frequent co-host. 
    Office Ladies, recapping every episode of the hit American TV show, The Office.
    Find Kirsty at:
    Website: kirstenmoore.com.au
    Podcast Instagram: realitytv&me
    Personal Instagram: shespernicious
    Personal Twitter: shespernicious
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    • 39 min
    A Nashville Cold Case. Officially.

    A Nashville Cold Case. Officially.

    The 1969 murder of a 12-year old girl in Nashville, Tenneesse has remained “officially” unsolved for over 50 years. But Flatrock host Olivia Lind gives listeners an in-depth look into the case that points to the guilt of one man. 
    True Crime Cases in Tennessee
    Olivia co-hosts a podcast called Something’s Not Right, a weekly series that primarily focuses on true crime cases in Tennessee. A past episode of Something’s Not Right focused on the “unsolved” murder of 12-year old Kathy Jones in a subsurb of Nashville traditionally called Flatrock. Olivia became enthralled in the case and wanted to do a deep-dive investigation. So she began a separate podcast on this story called Flatrock.
    Olivia assembled an all-star team to create her eight-episode series. She works with an NPR executive producer who led a production group that developed the script and executed the audio production. In addition, Steven Pacheco of Trace Evidence (and a past guest of Payne in the Pod) helped Olivia with creating the warnings/credits for the episodes. 
    A 1969 Murder in Flatrock
    12-year old Kathy Jones was murdered around Thanksgiving of 1969 in Flatrock. She was on her way to go roller skating, and her body was found in a vacant field a few days later. 
    Olivia investigates the circumstances and suspects surrounding Kathy’s murder. The most likely suspect is Darrel, then-boyfriend of Kathy’s mother Nora. (Darrel later married Nora, and they remained married until Nora’s death.)
    Flatrock provides the details of the murder, along with interviews of surviving witnesses from the case. Olivia’s investigation points to Darrel as the most likely suspect.
    Mary Payne and Nora grapple with the reality that someone alive today likely knows the truth of the murder---but refuses to come forward. They point to Darrel’s (literal) partner in crime named Tim (or “The Dude”) as someone who could probably come clean with the full story. They hope that someone will eventually clear his or her conscience by spilling the secrets of Kathy’s murder.
    A Violent End for the Suspected Killer
    Darrel was never a straight-edge citizen. He and Tim committed petty thefts in the past. Darrel later got into drug dealing. In fact, Darrel was murdered in 2011 during a drug deal gone wrong. The illegal and troubled circumstances of Darrel’s death reinforce suspicions that he was the most likely suspect in the “unsolved” case of Kathy Jones.
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    Podcast Recommendations: 
    Trace Evidence
    Dark Boutine
    Lords of Death
    Swindled
    Death in the Afternoon
    Getting Curious
    Find Olivia at:
    Instagram: @Notrightolivia
    Find Flatrock at:
    Website: https://www.flatrockpod.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flatrockpod
    Twitter: @flatrockpod
    Instagram: @flatrockpod
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    • 33 min
    Following Up with Tiffany Reese of Something Was Wrong

    Following Up with Tiffany Reese of Something Was Wrong

    Mary Payne welcomes back Tiffany Reese of the award winning podcast Something Was Wrong. Tiffany joined Mary Payne in Episode 27 of Payne in the Pod, where they talked about the Season 1 story of Sara’s engagement to a liar. In this episode, Mary Payne and Tiffany discuss the traumatic stories in Seasons 2 and 3 of Something Was Wrong.
    Stories of Emotionally Abusive Relationships
    Tiffany has produced three seasons of Something Was Wrong. Each story provides a gripping, immersive narrative into the experience of dealing with a narcissist, told from the viewpoint of the victim. 
    Season One follows the story of Sara, who was duped into an engagement (and eventual breakup) with a narcissist and serial liar. The podcast became widely popular and won a “Podcast of the Year” Iris award in 2019. 
    Tiffany’s two subsequent seasons take listeners into the lives of others who have been duped and emotionally abused. Season 2 follows Tee, a woman who befriended a deceptive and emotionally draining coworker. Season 3 brings the audience into the traumatic story of CJ, who deals with a narcissist seeking to ruin the lives of her in-laws.
    Tiffany has kept in close contact with Sara, Tee, and CJ even after each season concluded. She has a strong emotional bond with these women who shared their traumatic experiences with her. 
    Humanizing Interactions with Listeners
    Tiffany has chosen to use her personal Instagram account to promote her podcast, instead of using a separate podcast account. She believes her personal account helps people relate to her as a person, making her more approachable. She has also noticed that listeners treat her with more respect than if she used a professional (i.e., impersonal) account. Mary Payne agrees that the “personal touch” makes people less aggressive and negative.
    Season 4 Coming Soon
    Tiffany plans to begin releasing episodes of Season 4 of Something Was Wrong in late January 2020. This season will interview a survivor of a well-known American cult. Stay tuned!
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    Podcast Recommendations: 
    Crime Junkie
    Court Junkie
    Criminal
    The Dream
    Someone Knows Something
    Aftermath
    Believed
    Beyond Reasonable Doubt
    Breakdown
    Case File
    Broken Hearts
    Crimetown
    Slow Burn
    Dirty John
    Doctor Death
    Empire on Blood
    In the Dark
    S-Town
    Serial
    She Says
    The Ballad of Billy Balls
    The Daily
    The Grift
    The Dropout
    The Vanished
    Thin Air
    Unconcluded
    Uncover
    Up First
    Up and Vanished
    The Teacher’s Pet
    Find Tiffany at:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lookieboo/
    Website: https://www.somethingwaswrong.com/
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    • 45 min
    Pulling Back the Curtain on 90 Day Fiancé

    Pulling Back the Curtain on 90 Day Fiancé

    Anyone who has seen the hit TLC series 90 Day Fiancé knows that there is much more to the couples’ drama than the show lets on. That’s where the Fraudcast comes in. Podcast host Katrina takes listeners behind the scenes of 90 Day Fiancé to find out what is true and what is “fraud” in the couples’ relationships. 
    Picking Up Where Recap Podcasts Leave Off
    Katrina started pulling back the curtain on 90 Day Fiancé with an Instagram page that reveals the falsehoods behind some of the episodes. Kartrina’s Instagram popularity has grown rapidly, with over 60,000 followers today.
    Building on the success of her Instagram page, Katrina recently started Fraudcast to provide more in-depth discussions about 90 Day Fiancé. Fraudcast distinguishes itself from other reality TV show podcasts because it does not simply recap shows--instead, it digs deep into the episodes to find the truth about the couples.
    Katrina works as a lawyer in her day job and uses her legal investigative skills in her research for Fraudcast. She receives numerous scoops from cast members and other close sources, but she always makes sure to verify the information they provide. She will only post or discuss the scoops if she believes she could argue their veracity in a courtroom. 
    For the Diehards and Reluctant Followers of 90-Day Fiancé
    Katrina has a number of guest co-hosts on Fraudcast, but one regular guest co-host is her boyfriend (who is also the podcast’s producer). The audience enjoys the dynamic between Katrina, a 90 Day Fiancé diehard fan, and her boyfriend, who only loosely follows the show. Many listeners have told Katrina that the Fraudcast discussions mirror those of their own relationships.
    Only 11 episodes in, and the podcast is finding its stride and will continue to bring you behind-the-scenes access to one of TV’s most intriguing shows!
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    Podcast Recommendations: 
    22 hours
    S-Town
    The Dropout
    The Murder Squad
    Room 20
    Find Fraudcast at:
    Instagram: @fraudedbytlc
    Facebook Group: The Fraudcasters
    Podcast: https://www.talkersoffraud.com/
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    • 36 min

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I adore you! You make me smile!😁 And forget it when you and Erin Martin from “Pink Shade” get together....omg the best...WE NEED MORE PLEASE!💐

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Great interviewer

I listened to the episode in Dec talking about her favorite podcasts. We have similar interests and I’ve learned about even more podcasts to explore. Now I’m hooked on her interviews! She’s top notch!

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Mary Payne is fun and engaging

Found many great podcasts listening to Payne in the Pod. Mary finds interesting podcasters every week. Keep going girl!

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