8 episodes

Gen Z doesn’t really do the “check the boxes” thing: this is a “relationship,” these people are “just friends.” Gen Z relationships are much more fluid, and the way we spend time together can move from romance to hanging out as friends and back again, or maybe both at once. What’s important isn’t what you call the relationship, it’s the people in it! In this podcast, we’re going to talk relationships, all kinds of relationships — dating, friendships, sexual, platonic, monogamous, polyamorous, straight, gay, or bi, and the fun and the horrors that we’re all been through. Are you ready to take a chance with us?

Taking Chances with Vanessa and Noelle Vanessa and Noelle Lipschutz

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

Gen Z doesn’t really do the “check the boxes” thing: this is a “relationship,” these people are “just friends.” Gen Z relationships are much more fluid, and the way we spend time together can move from romance to hanging out as friends and back again, or maybe both at once. What’s important isn’t what you call the relationship, it’s the people in it! In this podcast, we’re going to talk relationships, all kinds of relationships — dating, friendships, sexual, platonic, monogamous, polyamorous, straight, gay, or bi, and the fun and the horrors that we’re all been through. Are you ready to take a chance with us?

    Taking Chances with Cole Magrini

    Taking Chances with Cole Magrini

    Do you have "lifetime" friends? The kind you can contact after a month or a year or even longer, and you pick right back up where you left off?

    For Vanessa, Cole Magrini is one of those friends. They've known each other for over a decade and have the kind of rapport that only comes with long familiarity and deep, mutual affection.

    Relationships like these are so important -- they're the family we choose, and who choose us.

    • 50 min
    Taking Chances with Activities

    Taking Chances with Activities

    NOTE: If you're having trouble with the audio on this episode, you may need to refresh the podcast in your app. Our apologies!

    We made Activities a big part of our Chances App so you can find people to hike with, eat sushi with, or play online games with. 

    America's Dad is back to talk about how to create activities and events to enjoy with friends. Keep connections strong, discover new connections, and make some great memories with Chances App activities!

    • 40 min
    Taking Chances with America's Dad

    Taking Chances with America's Dad

    Rob Lipschutz, aka “America’s Dad,” joins his daughters to talk about relationships from a Gen X perspective. Is forming a new relationship — of any kind — any different now?

    The Chances App helps smooth the awkwardness of forming new relationships. By adding the open and honest communication of Intentions, Chances helps you meet where “your paths cross,” as co-founder Vanessa says.

    Hear more in this podcast with Vanessa, Noelle, and America’s Dad.

    • 54 min
    Taking Chances with Baraka Beckett -- UCLA Football Offensive Lineman

    Taking Chances with Baraka Beckett -- UCLA Football Offensive Lineman

    In this podcast, Vanessa and Noelle interview Baraka Beckett, offensive lineman for the Bruins, junior, and sociology major.
    They talk about life as a UCLA athlete, how athletes are maintaining relationships in COVID, and how COVID has affected the social life at UCLA.
    Being a D1 athlete takes an enormous amount of dedication and discipline - two attributes Baraka applies to his studies as well as his athletic career. While his "50 percent football / 50 percent academics" life doesn't leave room for much else, he still finds time for his friends.
    But maintaining relationships with others is hard when your life is as full as Baraka's. Hear how's he's finding ways to stay grounded and connected, including using the Chances App to focus on building quality relationships over quantity. 

    • 48 min
    Relationships in COVID

    Relationships in COVID

    Modern technology is great during a pandemic: we can meet on Zoom, have safe Facetime when we can't meet face-to-face, even get together virtually to play games or watch movies.

    But none of that quite matches up to IRL meetings. Vanessa and Noelle talk about how to deal with this new (and hopefully temporary) reality and get the best out of an often pretty lonely situation.

    PS: if you're the hot guy in the brown truck, the Chances app is available from the App Store starting January 27. Just sayin'. 

    • 42 min
    What are your intentions?

    What are your intentions?

    Someone you have a crush on says, "I like you" and walks away. Or that very cool person you'd love to be friends with smiles at you in the hallway.

    Now what?

    Not knowing people's intentions towards you is kind of like emotional torture. Do they want to date? Be friends? Head for the exit?

    Sisters Vanessa and Noelle understand! Hear the hilarious story of the #chopstick, and find out how they're helping others get to genuine connections faster and with a few less pints of ice cream.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

EKV01 ,

Great Show

I love this podcast! Watched every episode!!!!

siricrewe ,

Excited!!

Can’t wait for the first full episode!!!

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