Episode 21: Nightmare Weddings & Middleton Sisters

August 15, 2017

Pam & Brooke are in the middle of their summer break!  But they still made time to record an episode of them taking silly online wedding quizes.  They also figure out that Brooke thinks no matter how fast your marriage ends, you get to keep all the presents! 

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SHOW NOTES:

Design Your Nightmare Wedding And We'll Tell You Which Netflix Show To Binge Watch - From Buzzfeed

Are You A Kate Or Are You A Pippa - From Pure Wow

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Relatively Healthy - Funny, informative podcast about health (Brooke)

French 75 - Champange cocktail (Pam) 

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Episode 20: Top 20 Songs To Ban From Your Wedding Reception

August 9, 2017

What are the songs most likely to be banned from a wedding reception?  The statistical junkies over at Five Thirty Eight surveyed a group of wedding DJs to find out, and the results have Brooke & Pam asking a lot of questions!  

 

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Show Notes:

Want to see all 50 songs?  Check out Five Thirty Eight's article, The Ultimate Playlist Of Banned Wedding Songs.

 

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Bridal Breaks:

Canella Bellini - Premixed brunch beverage (Pam)

Baby-Sitters Club Club - Funny podcast about the Baby-Sitters Club book series from the 80s (Brooke)

 

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Episode 19: Dear Michael (with Michael Bourret - Part 2)

July 26, 2017

After learning all about guest Michael Bourret's wedding in "Episode 18: Dance Like You're 12," we dive into listeners' confessionals and questions!  We discuss shady venue owners, dude bro wedding gifts and how to pick party favors that don't suck.

 

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Guest Plugs & Info:

Michael's pretty pictures of fancy cocktails (and no people) can be found on Instragram: @michaelbourret

Michael's hot takes on publishing and politics are all on Twitter: @michaelbourret

 

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Show Notes:

Brooke's party favor included donating to the National Arbor Day Foundation.  If you want to donate too, here's a link!

 

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Bridal Break:

Pabst Blue Ribbon - aka: PBR - Cheap Beer (Pam)

Golden Road Wulf Pup Session IPA - Fancy alternative to drinking PBR (Michael) 

The Golden Girls - 80s sitcom now available on Hulu (Micahel)

Anne With an E - Gritty Canadian series based on the book Anne of Green Gables, now available in the US on Netflix (Brooke)

 

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Episode 18: Dance Like You’re 12 (with Michael Bourret - Pt 1)

July 17, 2017

Join Brooke and Pam as they explore how their guest - literary agent, Michael Bourret - ended up with a ring on his left hand, despite his political views against the institute of marriage.  They also discuss terrible trips to the dentist, why the first season of Survivor can lead to romance, and how Brooke, though not invited, bulldozed her way into attending Michael's wedding.  

This interview was so in depth that it took up the whole hour!  So stay tuned next week for Part 2 when we let Michael - and all of his controversial opinions - tackle on your wedding confessionals and questions!

 

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Guest Info/Plugs:

You can find pictures of Michael's food and cocktails on Instagram. @michaelbourret

Wanna learn more about Michael's hot takes on politics? Follow him on Twitter! @MichaelBourret

 

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Show notes:

- If you're crazy like Brooke and want to buy an x-ray blanket, it can be yours for about $80!

- We found some more reasonable looking weighted blankets for anxiety - here.

- Pippa's book did sell in the US...and it tanked.

- The Abbey is a bar in West Hollywood.  It's also now the setting for a Reality TV show on E! called What Happens At The Abbey!

- Sammy Sweetheart from the Jersey Shore has a podcast - Just Sayin.  It actually seems pretty fun!

- We can't link to the Dew Drop Inn where Michael spent all of his money on Long Island Iced Teas because it doesn't exist anymore. :(

- Want a great bagel with mediocre cream cheese?! Try Bagels On The Square!

 

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Bridal Break Info:

- Dear Sugars - advice podcast with Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed (Brooke)

- Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Sangria (Pam)

 

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Episode 17: Plugs, Plugs & More Plugs (with Jessica Maillard)

July 11, 2017
Jessica Maillard - casting director, pal, and wife to Episode 5's Brian Maillard - joins Pam & Brooke to give us even more insight into her wedding.  This includes family drama, a pants mix up and one rouge member of the bridal party.
 
The gals also talk about marrying the bad boy, opinionated grooms and one stubborn grandma.  They also get into multiple heated debates about Staten Island and Pnina Tornai bridal gowns.
 
 
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GUEST INFO/PLUGS:
 
*Prepare yourselves! Jessica plugs A LOT OF SHIT in this episode!
 
- Check out some of the shows Jessica's worked on in the past:
 
 
 
- Jessica got married at the Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles.  Not only is it a wedding venue, it's also a jazzy night club with dinner and dancing! Let's all go there and reenact the "Slippery Little Suckers" scene from Pretty Woman!
 
 
- Cafe Pinot was where Jessica had her rehearsal dinner.  Let's all go there and reenact the "You made a big mistake! Big! Huge!" scene from Pretty Woman!  (Clearly, Brooke wrote these show notes after having a glass of wine.  LOL!)
 
 
- The Biltmore Hotel was where Jessica stayed during her wedding.  Let's all go there and reenact the "Bubble bath while singing along to Prince" scene from Pretty Woman! (Who let Brooke have a second glass?!!)
 
 
- Looking for a wedding photographer in the LA area?  Check out The Grovers, a husband and wife team that shot Jessica's wedding! (Brooke ran out of Pretty Woman jokes.  Sorry!)
 
 
- Jessica stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai.  And as you expected, it's FUCKING GORGEOUS!
 
 
- If you're going to Kauai, you should check out tubing down the sugar cane tunnels!  This looks so damn fun!
 
 
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BRIDAL BREAK INFO:
 
 
Chocolate Martini - Dessert in a martini glass! (Pam)
 
Scrabble - Analog option for fun (Jessica)
 
Younger - TV Show & Digital option for fun - available on TV Land & Hulu (Jessica)
 
McMansion Hell - Snarky & educational website about architecture (Brooke)
 
 
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Episode 16: Anger Treadmill (with Tristan)

July 6, 2017
Brooke's husband, Tristan, joins the gals to talk shit about weddings! He chats about what it was like to be broke but still wanting to get engaged, and he spills the beans about all the drama that went on before and after proposing to Brooke!!  
 
They also read listeners' confessionals about dumping bridesmaids, raffle prizes at receptions and inappropriate solo sessions with wedding photographers.  They also invent something called an Anger Treadmill and plan a group trip to Glamour Shots...after confirming the company still exists.
  
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GUEST INFO/PLUGS:
 
Want to hear dudes talk shit about football?! Then listen to Worst To First, a football podcast for winner and losers.  Each episode Tristan and his pal Gene discuss weekly football news and what it's like to be fans of the best (Pats) and worst (Jets) teams in the NFL.  
 
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BRIDAL BREAK INFO:
 
- Scott's Adult Slushy - frozen boozy drink (Pam)
- First Time Flippers - funny renovation show on DIY Network (Tristan)
- Oh, Hello - Broadway comedy show now on Netflix (Brooke)
 
 
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Episode 15: Saying No & Saying Yes

June 27, 2017

Pam and (a very jet lagged) Brooke deep dive into some wedding-related articles they found online.  They chat about the pain of traveling for destination weddings, bonding with friends at receptions and a wacky wedding proposal that has them full of questions!

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EXTRA INFO:
 
Honestly, Fuck Your Wedding - by Dante Jordan for The Awl
 
 
Idle Hour - Bar in Los Angeles that serves Pam's favorite drink, the Agua De Sandia!
 
 
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BRIDAL BREAK INFO:
 
 
Agua De Sandia - Watermelon Gin Cocktail - make sure to add tajin on the rim! (Pam)
Happier with Gretchen Ruben - Advice & Wellness Podcast (Brooke)
 
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Episode 14: I Want To Float Like A Ghost (with Brittany Welsh)

June 20, 2017
Guest Brittany Welsh joins Brooke and Pam to discuss bridal gown mishaps, the pros and cons of getting married in an unconventional space, and when to go on a honeymoon.  They also confirm something that EVERYONE should know: DON'T call a bride on her wedding day!
  
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GUEST INFO/PLUGS:
 
Visiting Los Angeles? Consider staying at the only hotel on the University of Southern California campus - the wonderful Raddison Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC!
 
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BRIDAL BREAK INFO:
 
Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc - white wine (Pam)
 
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Episode 13: Shoe Pics & Music Expiration Dates (with Clay Lapari)

June 6, 2017
After hearing his wife on Wedding Confessionals (Episode 1: Frat Boys & Father-In-Laws), Clay Lapari comes on the show to give his side of the story about their proposal, explain his weird music rule, and criticize unprepared podcast guests. We also discuss vanity license plates, overbooked wedding venues and the importance of trusting the DJ.
  
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GUEST INFO:
 
Follow Clay Lapari on Twitter & Instagram!
 
Watch School of Rock on Nickelodeon.
 
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BRIDAL BREAK INFO:
 
Maximum Cards (aka: Maxicards) - stamp & postcard challenge (Clay)
Escape To The Country - British series on YouTube & Netflix (Brooke)
 
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Episode 12: Girl, You Better Be Present Right Now (with Lauren Lillie)

May 31, 2017
 
Brooke & Pam quiz guest Lauren Lillie about her romantic proposal in France (which she unknowingly almost ruined) and what it's like to have a long engagement.  The gals also dive into confessionals that lead to conversations about brides having multiple wedding dresses and the armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias.
 
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EXTRA INFO:
 
 
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GUEST INFO:
 
 
Wanna know more about what Lauren is working on?  Check her out on Twitter: @laurenalillie
 
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BRIDAL BREAK INFO:
 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Comedy on Netflix (Brooke)
Maria Jola White Sangria - sold at Trader Joes (Pam)
S Factor - Pole Dancing Classes in Los Angeles (Lauren)
 
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