150 episodes

In The City Confessions, host and Native New Yorker Mariann Yip leads an ongoing, causal and raw discussion with real people living in the city to share and laugh about their highs and most importantly their lows. She invites guests to open up about what they’re really going through on a daily basis, what the city has taught them, and ultimately gives them a platform to talk about what’s on their mind and what keeps them up at night.
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THE CITY CONFESSIONS Mariann Yip

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

In The City Confessions, host and Native New Yorker Mariann Yip leads an ongoing, causal and raw discussion with real people living in the city to share and laugh about their highs and most importantly their lows. She invites guests to open up about what they’re really going through on a daily basis, what the city has taught them, and ultimately gives them a platform to talk about what’s on their mind and what keeps them up at night.
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    Ep 150: Solo Episode - Mariann Yip- Opening Up About Personal Struggles- Advice on Getting Through Rough Times in Life - Seeing Life as a Movie Script - Finding Light in the Darkest Times

    Ep 150: Solo Episode - Mariann Yip- Opening Up About Personal Struggles- Advice on Getting Through Rough Times in Life - Seeing Life as a Movie Script - Finding Light in the Darkest Times

    This episode is the 150th episode and the last episode of Season 8 of The City Confessions! This is a solo episode featuring me, your host Mariann Yip. I open up about what I'm currently going through by offering insight and advice on how to weather out the storms. I also reveal my technique of seeing life as a movie script as a healing tool to  restore power back into your life.  I advocate for mental health and explain why I'll be taking time for myself to take care of her mental well being and emotional health. Please share this with a friend who might be going through a rough patch and please use this episode as a reminder that it's okay to rest and to put yourself first. Thank you for all your support and I'll see you on other side when Season 8 premiers later this year.

    Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend!
    You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com.


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    • 17 min
    Ep 149: Marilyn Hucek- Emerging American Pop Singer- Songwriter Based in NYC/ DC- Moment She Decided to Follow Her Dreams- Auditioning for The Voice- Being Her Own Fan and Cheerleader

    Ep 149: Marilyn Hucek- Emerging American Pop Singer- Songwriter Based in NYC/ DC- Moment She Decided to Follow Her Dreams- Auditioning for The Voice- Being Her Own Fan and Cheerleader

    This week's guest is emerging American Pop Singer/ Songwriter based in NYC and DC, Marilyn Hucek. In this episode, we talk about her pursuing her dream as a music artist and her rebirth and rediscovery for her passion. The topics we cover include:
    – Marilyn Hucek's internal struggle of wanting to be a singer but not thinking it was possible
    – Auditioning for the Voice without anybody knowing (why she kept it a secret and what she learned from it)
    – The moment she decided to follow her dreams (how covid pushed her to be an artist, struggling with personal family matters, overcoming fears and insecurities)
    – Asking for help and tapping into her network
    – Being Her own fan and cheerleader
    – Behind the scenes: creative process, releasing a song, booking concerts
    – Confession about funding and believing in herself
    If you are available on June 27, definitely check out Marilyn Huckek's show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets can be found here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00005CA2059F5596

    ABOUT MARILYN HUCKEK:
    Marilyn Hucek, is an American-Chilean pop singer-songwriter. Born in Washington D.C., Marilyn currently resides in New York City. After dreaming of being a pop star since before she can remember, Marilyn auditioned for The Voice with hopes of finally starting her career. After not securing a spot on the TV show, Marilyn had all but lost hope in a career as an artist. During the stay-at-home order of 2020 her father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, contracted coronavirus while at a retirement home. In order to cope with her inability to visit him, Marilyn returned to songwriting, which she had used to express her emotions since she was young, and gave life to a special song she dedicated to her father and soon became her debut single. Since then, Marilyn has released several singles and an EP which collectively received hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify. Marilyn is currently working on new music.

    Music, Concert Ticket, Socials: https://listen.marilynhucek.com/profile

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    • 24 min
    Ep 148: Debora- NYC Content Creator, Youtuber and Photographer - Maintaining her Identity with Social Media -Pros and Cons of being an Empath- Power of Goal Setting- Her Relationship with NYC

    Ep 148: Debora- NYC Content Creator, Youtuber and Photographer - Maintaining her Identity with Social Media -Pros and Cons of being an Empath- Power of Goal Setting- Her Relationship with NYC

    In this episode, I am joined by my good friend Debora also known as Deb, who is a NYC content creator, Youtuber and photographer. We sit down to talk about her journey and story with social media. 

    Other topics include: 

    - What her relationship with NYC is: identity with being an American Haitian (what that means to her and what that means from the world)
    - Her journey and story with social media: how she got started (teaching herself everything she needed to know with content creation including video editing, photography, etc)
    - How she structures her days: what her morning routine looks like, why she sets goals and what her personal goals are at the moment
    - Being an Empath: how she balances that out with taking care of herself
    - Confession regarding NYC and her love for it

    Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend!

    You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com.

    You can find and connect with Deb bellow:
    https://www.instagram.com/msnerdychica/
    https://youtube.com/msnerdychica
    https://amzn.to/3lhhSaK


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    • 29 min
    Ep 147: Phillip Lim- Asian Fashion Designer- What is House of Slay and How He Got Involved - Partnership with Diageo - Opening up about Stage Fright Being a Public Figure

    Ep 147: Phillip Lim- Asian Fashion Designer- What is House of Slay and How He Got Involved - Partnership with Diageo - Opening up about Stage Fright Being a Public Figure

    I am so thrilled and honored to have American fashion designer, Phillip Lim on this week's episode of The City Confessions to talk all about House of Slay, partnership with Diageo and his commitment to amplify Asian voices. 
    The structure of this episode is as follows:

    - How Phillip Lim got started in the fashion industry: breaking the expectation of being a lawyer and doctor growing up in an asian family and following his dreams as a designer and creative 
    - House of Slay: what it is and how it got started (social platform to amplify Asian voices and create a safe and fun community)
    - Partnership with Diageo: how that came to be and why the partnership makes sense for both companies 
    - What his Superpower is in House of Slay Comic: protecting family, friends and community
    - Opening up about stage fright as his confession even though he is a public figure and fashion designer

    Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com.
    About House of Slay and Diageo partnership:
    In Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, DIAGEO Partners with Asian Creative Collective, House of Slay to Bring a Sensorial Day/Night Market Experience to NYC From coast to coast, DIAGEO honors the rich Asian diaspora with pop-up night markets in NYC and LA, striving to shape a more inclusive and sustainable world for all. Diageo and its brands Johnnie Walker, Tequila Don Julio, Tanqueray and Smirnoff Pink Lemonade are honoring AAPI Heritage Month by partnering with House of Slay: designers Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, designer and creative director Laura Kim, socialite Tina Leung and Ezra J. William; collectively known as the “Slaysians.” The AAPI-founded, fashion-forward collective is united by a single mission: stop anti-Asian discrimination while creating safe, inclusive spaces for underrepresented people from all walks of life.
    https://thehouseofslay.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/houseofslay/
    https://www.instagram.com/therealphilliplim/


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    • 14 min
    Ep 146: Alison Hall - Reporter and Anchor in NYC - Challenges and Highlights of Being a Journalist- Clarifying Misconceptions as a Reporter - Covering the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    Ep 146: Alison Hall - Reporter and Anchor in NYC - Challenges and Highlights of Being a Journalist- Clarifying Misconceptions as a Reporter - Covering the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    This week's guest is Alison Hall, a reporter for Inside Edition and Anchor at Law & Crime. In this episode, we dive into what it's really like being a journalist and reporter in NYC, covering breaking news and navigating the media industry. 
    Alison and I also discuss: 
    - How she got into journalism and why she moved to NYC  
    - What it’s really like being a reporter and anchor in NYC (including highlights and challenges)
    - How she carved out a niche for herself at Inside Edition  
    - Understanding the theory of journalism and the core values of the industry  
    - Misconceptions of journalists and the challenges of being a reporter  
    - Overview of her schedule and mastering the skills of being camera ready in 10 minutes  
    - How she viewed success before moving to NYC and what success means to her today
    - Being grateful and celebrating the present
    - Confession involving being alone in the rain in Central Park   

    Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com.
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    ABOUT ALISON HALL:
    Alison is the host of Between Headlines and is a multimedia journalist based in New York City, currently serving as a Correspondent & Producer at America’s longest-running national news magazine, Inside Edition. Alison launched the podcast, Between Headlines in Fall 2020, interviewing newsmakers and the people behind today’s biggest news stories. Alison’s first independent documentary-short ‘Ken’s Story’ was published online by Canada’s largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail in 2017 to much critical acclaim. 
    With Inside Edition, Alison has traveled across the United States, telling the stories that people talk about and share. She has covered the biggest stories of the last decade, from the Black Lives Matter protests of 2014 and 2020, to how America is adjusting to the new reality of Covid-19 to serving as a court reporter for the landmark #MeToo cases of both the Weinstein and Cosby trials. Alison is equally versed in legalese as entertainment jargon, having covered award shows, red carpets and the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in England in 2018. Alison frequently appears on the Inside Edition YouTube channel which is the #1 news and politics channel with 10 million subscribers. 
    Alison has put her passion to work in both the United States and Canada in online, television and documentary mediums, always striving to understand the people behind the headlines. Alison is the co-founder of a charity event, The Challenge for Life, that has raised over $8 million dollars for cancer research in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Alison was once named Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 and carried the Olympic torch over the Esplanade Riel Bridge helping to kick off the 2010 Winter Olympics. She lives in New York City with her fiance and bernese mountain dog.


    https://www.instagram.com/alisonhallreporting/
    www.betweenheadlines.com

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    • 30 min
    Ep 145: Berto Calkins- Vegan Social Media Content Creator from NYC- Why and How He decided to Adopt a Vegan Lifestyle - His Love for Traveling and Fear of Flying- Being a Private Person on Social Medi

    Ep 145: Berto Calkins- Vegan Social Media Content Creator from NYC- Why and How He decided to Adopt a Vegan Lifestyle - His Love for Traveling and Fear of Flying- Being a Private Person on Social Medi

    Today's guest is Berto Calkins, a Vegan Social Media Content Creator from NYC. Like myself, Berto grew up in the Lower East Side and now resides in Brooklyn, so we have a shared common foundation. In this episode, Berto and I talk about the following topics:

    - How he started his vegan journey: why he decided to become vegan and what that transition was like
    - Why having support is important when you’re making a lifestyle change
    -What Berto’s friend group and circle is like and how they dine together
    - How he cultivated a detachment mindset in life which has helped him on his lifestyle change
    - Showcasing travels on his social media and bringing his audience on his vegan food adventures: how he is impacting the people around him
    - Opening up about what traveling has done for him
    - Why he keeps a lot of his private things in life to himself
    - A city confession that a lot of people don't know but is valid!

    Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com.
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    ABOUT BERTO:
    Based in Brooklyn, Berto is a vegan food, travel and wellness content creator who has been vegan for over 8 years. Sharing his life observations with a dose of positivity and sometimes humor, he provides his followers with different ways to move your body and accessible vegan food options on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Be sure to tune in for his podcast series, The Berto Calkins Podcast, for a peak into his day-to-day life, and thoughts on the ever evolving world of wellness. He is also a former CPT, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certified.
    https://www.instagram.com/whatsgoodberto/?hl=en
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5DbX_Kt2qVq038KN_U3WA
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-berto-calkins-podcast/id1539170580


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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

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Love this podcast!

Go to podcast for NYC stories, extremely relatable and love the consistent weekly episodes!

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Great, quick episodes

Love this podcast! Just came across this podcast and listened to several episodes. She has on great guests and very interesting conversations. Will be subscribing and listening from now on!

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Learning it all in the Big Apple!

This podcast is so informative and I love how much Mariann covers with her guests, all within each episode! Mariann is a great interviewer and her conversations with her guests flow slow naturally. I love it!

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