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Betches Media presents Betch Slapped – a hilarious weekly podcast hosted by the three founders and comedic authors behind NY Times best-selling books “Nice is Just a Place in France” and “I Had a Nice Time & Other Lies”. Tune in as the Betches’ exploit celebrity gossip, update you on the latest TV s…

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    • Nov 25, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 44m AVG DURATION
    • 274 EPISODES

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    Is Cranberry Sauce Overrated?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 55:34

    Sami is back from Jordana's wedding and she's joined by Sean Kilby to share some highlights from the weekend. They start with details about rain on the wedding day, and Sami gives us an update on her embryo freezing process. Next, they preview their Thanksgiving holidays, which leads to a debate about the most overrated Thanksgiving dish and the best dessert at the table. They also offer a retraction from last week's conversation about Paris Hilton's wedding (now that we've seen Paris and her husband in their new reality show). Finally, at around 38:00 they recap the best episode of this season of Succession, telling us exactly where they think things are going in the next few episodes.

    Is ‘All Too Well' Taylor's Creative Peak?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 55:24

    It's only a few hours until Jordana's wedding arrives, so she and Sami talk about the last minute anticipation (and tell us how you actually get a wedding dress on a plane). Then they react to Britney's conservatorship coming to an end and talk about what's next for her now that she's finally free. They discuss Paris Hilton's over-the-top wedding this past weekend, including whether or not she used her now-husband as a prop. Next, they talk about Taylor Swift dominating the conversation this week with the re-release of Red, and debate whether or not she'll ever get married (or already secretly got married). Finally, they discuss Taylor's creative peak, people coming for Jake Gyllenhaal, and the relatability of ‘All Too Well'.

    Is It Sexist To Call Someone A Bridezilla?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 58:00


    With so much to discuss this week, Sami and Jordana dive into a conversation about last-minute wedding worries and the concept of a Bridezilla. This leads to a debate about different standards for male and female executives and the consequences they face, especially in the case of Barstool Sports. Then they play a game of ‘Bridezilla Wrangler' with Sami serving as Jordana's advisor for wedding-related drama and stress. They also talk about the exciting news that our own Jared Freid will be on the Tonight Show with (wait for it) Taylor f*cking Swift this evening! Next, they discuss Aaron Rodgers getting COVID and Shailene Woodley lashing out at the media on his behalf. They also react to Paul Rudd being named the sexist man alive. Finally, at 45:00 they finish things out with a recap of this week's Succession episode and a reaction to the Jen Shah arrest footage.


    What Really Happened Between Zayn And Yolanda?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 43:59

    This week, Sami and Jordana kick things off with a conversation about the last few bits of planning before Jordana's destination wedding. Plus, Jordana tells us what it feels like to not have the urge to constantly spend money. Then they talk about Pete Davidson and Kim K going on three dates (and counting) this week, as they speculate about how they started seeing each other. They also debate the source of Pete's romantic appeal to so many high-profile celebs. Next, they react to Zayn Malik pleading no-contest to four counts of harassment after allegedly shoving Gigi Hadid's mom Yolanda. They try to figure out the timeline of events and tell us what they think led to the conflict. Finally, at 35:30 they close the show with a recap of this week's (much improved) episode of Succession, and update us on the Britney Spears conservatorship.

    What's The Perfect Halloween Party?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 59:03

    Jordana and Sami start the show with a preview of their Halloween plans and a conversation about what the ideal Halloween weekend looks like. Then they dive into a discussion of the fatal shooting this week involving Alec Baldwin. How does something like this still happen on a movie set, and what will the consequences be? Next, they talk about their latest TV obsessions, including a review of the new season of You and a recap of the season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm. At 33:00 they review the latest episode of Succession, telling us what they thought of the Roy family's latest meeting. Finally they close out the show with a Halloween-themed game of ‘Trick or Treat' featuring some spooky riddles and candy-inspired trivia.

    Having Kids, Kourtney's Engagement & Succession Is Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 45:22


    This week's episode starts with a recap of Sami and Jordana's visit to Watch What Happens Live, and a conversation about knowing you're ready to have children. Plus, they discuss how many kids is the right number for you, and the fears that come along with starting a family. They talk about Kourtney Kardashian getting engaged to Travis Barker over the weekend, with a prediction for how long it will last. They also talk about Lala Kent reportedly splitting from her fiancé just a few months after the birth of their first child. Then they react to the latest update on the Gabby Petito case, telling us what they think really happened to Brian Laundrie. Finally, at 29:30 they launch into a full recap of the season three premiere of Succession, which leads to a debate about why wealthy children even want to take over the family business in the first place.


    Is Squid Game Worth The Hype?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 50:49

    Sami and Jordana start the show with a conversation about the growing interest in streaming TV shows (in comparison to movies and pop music). They also talk about the upcoming release of Adele's new album, and debate whether or not her best songs are superior to Taylor Swift's. Then at around 18:30 they dive into a SPOILER FILLED debate about the success of the hit Netflix series Squid Game. Why is everyone so obsessed with this show, and what does it say about us that we can't stop talking about it? Plus, they give us an update on the Gabby Petito case, including the cause of death and who is to blame. Finally, they close things out with a challenging trivia game all about popular children's games.

    Why Was The Sopranos Movie So Bad?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 59:41

    Jordana and Sami start the week with a conversation about getting your marriage license and feeling secure in a relationship. They make an exciting announcement about an upcoming visit to Watch What Happens Live (it involves some bartending duties) before recapping the season finale of RHOBH. Then they talk all about the day Instagram and Facebook went down this week, and break down the problems with how the social media company operates. Next, they explain the details behind the “Who Is The Bad Art Friend” article that went viral this week. Which of these two writers comes off worse in the situation? They also give their review of the Sopranos movie The Many Saints of Newark, and explain why it just didn't work. Finally, they close the show with the game of “Would You Rather… Not” featuring some challenging questions about technology failing us.

    Bye Jamie Spears!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 48:52

    Sami and Jordana are back this week and they kick off the episode with some catching up about Jordana's upcoming wedding! After that, they go over all the updates from Britney's conservatorship hearing last night, and what it means for her future that her father has been suspended as her conservator. They then get into some House Wives topics, touching on RHOBH and RHOSC (~25-38 minutes). They end the episode with a game called Isn't She Lucky 13, where they celebrate the end of Britney's 13-year long conservatorship under her father by trying to guess different whether different categories are over or under 13.

    Why The Media Can't Stop Talking About Gabby Petito

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 55:51

    Jordana and Sami kick off this week's episode with a recap of the latest RHOBH episode and breakdown all the drama from the hotel dinner (skip to ~30 mins in for the end of the RHOBH talk). Then, they get into two huge true crime cases that everyone seems to be talking about these days. They start with the Gabrielle Petito saga, and try to figure out why everyone has become so obsessed with it in the past few weeks. Then, Sami walks us through the intricate story of the Murdaughs from South Carolina, which involves questionable boating accidents, multiple murders, and an insurance fraud attempt that seems stranger than fiction.

    Abolish The Met Gala

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 51:04

    Sami and Jordana are back and they kick things off with a brief recap of last night's RHOBH episode and their thoughts on the evolving scandal (skip to ~12 mins in for the end of RHOBH talk). Then, they talk about Britney's surprise engagement and the fact that she deleted her Instagram account. How will we cope without her cryptic updates?! Then, they jump over to The Met Gala and discuss whether the Gala should even exist in this day and age and what its purpose really is. To end the show, they play ‘Oops! I Dated Again,' where they try to guess the right celebrity based on two other celebrities that dated them.

    Is Jen Shah The Worst Person In Housewives History?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 60:52

    Sami is back from her honeymoon and tells Jordana all about watching Bravo and scrolling Reddit while on vacation. They recap this week's RHOBH with a reaction to Rinna's insufferable behavior and Erika's latest diversions. Then they discuss the first two minutes of the new RHOSLC season and what's in store for Jen Shah. They also react to Scott Disick's breakup from Amelia Hamlin, and update us on Britney's dad filing a petition to end her conservatorship. How close is #FreeBritney to finally becoming a reality? Finally, they close the show with the game of the week, all about your favorite movies and TV show featuring trips to Europe.

    They Were On A Break! (And Other TV Debates)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 70:17


    Jordana and her co-host-for-the-day Sean start with a conversation about the latest confrontation over Erika Jayne's unwillingness to take responsibility. They dive into the latest Kanye West controversy, with an explanation of why his latest album release is embroiled in controversy. Is Kanye even relevant anymore, or are we just interested in the spectacle? Then it's time for a spoiler-free debate about the success (and backlash to) the hit show Ted Lasso, and what liking that brand of comedy says about you. Plus, they discuss a list of sitcom storylines that serve as a good test of your personality. Finally, Jorge joins once again to lead them in a Kanye-inspired game of “Musical Direction” with some complete-the-lyrics and band name trivia.


    We Know Who The Next Jeopardy Host Should Be

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 59:45

    With Aleen and Sami out this week, Jordana is joined by Betches' own Sean Kilby to discuss the Jeopardy scandal and revisit the White Lotus season finale. They start with a conversation about vacations (including Jordana's recent trip to Greece) and update us on Aleen's new baby. Then they dive into the Jeopardy hosting scandal, with a full breakdown of what led to the downfall of replacement host Mike Richards. Who should be the new host now that he's out of the way? Next, they recap the finale of the much-talked-about first season of HBO's White Lotus (spoilers start at 30:00). Was this show worth all the hype? Finally, at around 48:00 the spoilers end and they're joined by producer Jorge to close out the show with a game of “Betch-pardy” featuring trivia questions all about bad choices and undeserving winners.

    Is The J.Lo And Ben Fling A PR Stunt?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 53:38

    It's the topic Aleen, Sami, and Jordana have been waiting to discuss: are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez back together for publicity, or is the relationship real this time around? They dive into the latest headlines about the couple, and tell us what they think Ben's real motivation is. They discuss some of the biggest celebrity couples that have come along since Bennifer broke up nearly 20 years ago. Plus, they tell us which celeb breakups hit them the hardest (we're looking at you Justin and Selena) and go over the laundry list of men that have dated Taylor Swift through the years. Then it's time for a music-infused game of the week entitled “Reunited and it Feels So Good” featuring songs about getting back together

    Who Knows Their Friend Best: Jordana vs. Aleen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 63:11

    With the first Betches baby about to arrive, Aleen and Jordana take some time to reflect on their lifelong friendship. They start with a recap of this week's RHOBH, including Sutton taking sides in the Erika drama, and Garcelle squaring off against Lisa Rinna. Then at 24:00 they dive into their two decades as best friends, with a reflection on their favorite memories throughout the years, and the changes that come with the arrival of your first child. Finally, they play a game called “Better Friend Forever” all about how well they know one another, which leads to some great stories from their shared history together.

    Who Is The Most Out Of Touch Rich Person In America?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 58:52

    Aleen, Jordana, and Sami are back to talk about everything going on this week, starting with a conversation about the photos of Tom Girardi's black eye. Do the pictures of his black eye earn him any sympathy, or does this feel like yet another ploy to gain public support? Then they dive into a recap of another great episode of RHOBH, complete with a breakdown of Erika's latest confusing claims. They talk about the Frontier Airlines passenger who had to be duct taped to his seat. Plus, they discuss a new Vanity Fair article about just how out-of-hand the level of wealth has gotten in the Hamptons. Can we be done with all these rich people complaining already? Finally, they play a game called “Even Richer People” all about celebrities and the wildly out-of-touch things they say.

    Why Are People Coming For Simone Biles?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 63:18


    Sami, Jordana, and Aleen are back and there's a lot to cover this week, so they dive straight into a conversation about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez grabbing headlines. Is this just a coordinated publicity stunt or are they genuinely reconnecting? Next, they talk about Chrishell from Selling Sunset dating her boss Jason, and tell us why that show is so entertaining. Plus, they break down the car crash story Erika Jayne told on RHOBH this week and talk about Kyle's bee attack. Then they give their take on the public reaction to Simone Biles pulling herself from competition at the Olympic games. What does this moment say about the public conversation around mental health? Finally, they play a round of the “Olymbetch Games” by handing out medals in some Olympics-inspired categories.


    Is Erika Jayne Playing Us All?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 57:59


    This week Jordana, Sami and Aleen are all back and start with a conversation about celebrity spotting in Los Angeles, including a story from Sami's recent trip. They offer their reaction to Erika Jayne's acting performance on RHOBH this week (complete with running mascara) and tell us what they think she should do to deal with the legal drama. Plus, they tell us how the other housewives are now involved in it all. Then they dive into a review of the new Netflix reality show “My Unorthodox Life” which leads to a debate about how authentic Julia's background story really sounds. Do we need to get more answers about her origin story before drawing any conclusions? Finally, they play a game of “Name That Reality TV Villain” which includes some of the best quotes from the reality stars we love to hate.


    Are The Kourtney And Travis Engagement Rumors True?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 47:23


    Aleen, Sami and Jordana are all together again this week, and start with a reaction to Scooter Braun splitting from his wife (with credit to Sami for a shockingly accurate prediction). They catch us up to speed on the latest #FreeBritney developments, including yesterday's hearing and her new representation. Plus, they speculate about the nature of Britney's relationship with her current boyfriend. Then they discuss the Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker engagement rumors coming out of the weekend, sharing all the clues from their mysterious Las Vegas trip. Do we think these rumors are real, and are they saving the reveal for a reality TV moment? Finally, they play a game of “Breaking Up with the Kardashians” all about how long the Kardashian relationships have each lasted.


    Ranking The Real Housewives Scandals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 59:51


    Jordana and Sami are back this week to talk all about the Real Housewives of New York and Beverly Hills. They start out by highlighting the biggest problems with RHONY this season, including the misery of revisiting 2020, and trying to get through a season with such a small cast. They also talk about the challenges RHOBH faces this season, especially with Erika Girardi skirting the subject of her legal troubles, and tell us what they think of the newest cast members. They reflect on The Hustler and the Housewife documentary with a conversation about Erika's level of involvement and how she portrays herself publicly. Plus, they play F*ck, Marry, Kill with a few of the biggest Housewives scandals. Finally, they dive into this week's game of “Tag It and Bag It” featuring some of the best taglines in Real Housewives history.


    Jordana's Bachelorette Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 49:12

    This week, Jordana, Sami and Aleen are back to talk all about Jordana's bachelorette party this past weekend. First, they discuss a recent rumor regarding Scooter Braun and Erica Jane, which leads Jordana to share a story about meeting Scooter in person. They also talk about the RHOBH secrecy pact, how much the housewives protect each other, and who they hope will return to the show next season. Then they dive into the bachelorette weekend in Tahoe, with stories about how they ended up in that location, almost didn't get home, and partied all day on a boat (obviously). Then it's time for the game of the week, as they hand out awards for the standout moments and people from the bachelorette party.

    Is #FreeBritney Finally Happening?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 55:20

    Jordana, Sami and Aleen are back from a brief hiatus to talk all about all the latest developments in the #FreeBritney saga. They start with a preview of Jordana's upcoming bachelorette party this weekend, including what they'll be doing and who will be missing out. Then they dive into an explanation of how Britney came to be subject to this conservatorship, why it's so f*cked up, and the reason it may finally be coming to an end. Is it time for Britney to finally be free of the conservatorship? Then they close out the show with a game of “Quiz Me Baby One More Time” featuring a finish-the-lyrics challenge and some Britney Spears trivia.

    The Best And Worst of the Last Decade

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 60:32

    This week, it’s time for the final episode of season 1 of @Betches! To celebrate the finale, Jordana, Sami, and Aleen bring us The Betchies Awards, during which they take a look at the past ten years. They debate a series of categories to chose the lucky winners, covering everything from Betches milestones to overrated food fads to the most memorable viral moments of years past. After that, it’s time for the Dear Betches email for the week, where a listener writes about re-finding her own sense of identity and setting goals for the future after a tough breakup. How can you get specific with your goal setting when you don’t have a clear roadmap for the future? To end the show, they play The Songs of the Summer, where they test their knowledge on the summer songs of the decade through a series of obscure hints, short clips, and hilarious covers. Thanks for tuning in to this season of @Betches, and we will be back in a few weeks!

    The Land Before iPhones

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 61:21

    This week, Sami, Jordana, and Aleen are back to talk about the most impactful pop culture, technology, and media changes they experienced in their early years. They start off talking about just how different communication was back in college with Blackberries and BBM pings, and how annoying it was to not be able to turn off read receipts. They also discuss how complicated it was to invite people to parties back then, and how they would deal with the clean up afterwards by invoking the famed “Threshold Rule.” Next, they talk about a few apps that completely changed the way they interacted with their phones and each other, including Instagram, Venmo, and Spotify. They also talk about the advent of streaming services and remember the first shows that made them get a Netflix subscription. After that, they get into a listener email about the world’s obsession with the Royal Family and whether it’s really worth our attention. Is the British obsession with them the same as the American obsession with the Kardashians? To end the show, they play a round of Succession Trivia, where they put their knowledge to the test about some lesser known behind-the-scenes facts about the show and the people involved in it.

    These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Trips

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 60:40

    On this episode, Jordana, Sami, and Aleen go all into one of their favorite activities: Traveling. They start off with their study abroad experiences during college, and why Aleen couldn’t join them on their adventures. They reflect on the culture shock that they experienced at that age, and how it would later feed into the satirical content they would make at the very beginning of Betches. Then, they get into post-college trips and how different they were from their college era-travels, discussing family trips, honeymoons, and Aleen’s near-encounter with future president Joe Biden on a trip to Capri. After that, it’s time for the Dear Betches email for the week, where a listener writes in about struggling to plan her best friend’s destination bachelorette party as the Maid of Honor. How do you balance the lofty expectations of the bride while being considerate of the costs and logistics for all of the guests? To end the show, they play The Layover Game, where they have to decide which attractions in famous cities around the world they would either visit, check out, or chuck out of their itineraries altogether.

    You Can’t Hide From Who You Are On A Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 63:02

    Today’s episode is all about how the Betches founders first got into podcasting, with stories of how Jordana, Sami and Aleen each came to host some of your favorite shows. They begin by listening to a brief clip of their very first podcast discussion way back in 2016 (spoiler: Rob and Blac Chyna were still relevant at the time). They reminisce on how Betch Slapped first got started, and what led them to launch a number of other podcasts including U Up?, Diet Starts Tomorrow, and more. They also discuss what it means to have a “vulnerability hangover” after a podcast recording, the unique feeling of baring your personal life to a huge audience, and the perils of handing out advice to strangers. Then a listener writes in to ask whether or not she should offer some unsolicited dating advice of her own to a friend who’s struggling in the romance department. Is it ever okay to offer guidance unprompted, or is it always best to keep it to yourself? Finally, they pay homage to the first game ever played on the podcast by having a “verbal smackdown” style debate about a very important subject: What is the definitive HBO show?

    So, How Did You Meet Your Husband?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 57:59

    This week is all about how Sami, Jordana and Aleen each met their significant other. They start with the story of how Sami was first introduced to her husband Avi, and why it took so long for them to actually start dating after their first encounter. She tells us how they eventually got serious, decided to get engaged, and had a wedding ceremony in the exact same location where they first met. Aleen explains the way she found her husband Rusty (even though they technically went to high school together) and how their relationship progressed over time, culminating in a two minute dance routine to Mumford and Sons at their wedding. Jordana tells us about getting set up with her now-fiancé Mike and where their upcoming wedding will be. Plus, they tell the story of the time they all did a paper-burning ceremony in Montauk that led them each to find lasting love. Then an emailer writes in to ask if she should stick with her longtime boyfriend for the sake of having children before it’s too late, even though their communication style doesn’t seem compatible. Is it better to stick it out for the sake of your life plans, or is it better to call things off now? To close the show, they play a Newlywed-style game featuring detailed responses from Avi, Rusty, and Mike, proving once and for all who knows their significant other best.

    Mistakes Were Made (In Our Twenties)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 49:01

    Jordana, Sami, and Aleen start the fifth episode of the season exactly where we left off last time, with the story of Sami’s little-known *gasp* first engagement. She tells us all the details about how she ended up in Israel during her mid-twenties, almost fell into an orthodox lifestyle, and met the guy who would eventually become her ex-fiancé. They talk about how easy it is to feel lost in your twenties, and why we make decisions out of confusion and uncertainty. Aleen and Jordana share some of their biggest mistakes from the past, and talk about why it’s hard to feel regret about experiences that shape you. Then a listener writes in to ask if she’ll ever find closure after a devastating breakup from her first love. Do we idealize our past relationships too much? Finally, they close the show with a game of Red Flag or Deal Breaker: Mistakes Edition, featuring some dating faux pas and a conversation about how you would react if your partner said someone else’s name during sex.

    Betches And The City

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 43:51

    In episode four of the new season, Sami, Aleen and Jordana are talking all about moving to New York City and what it was like being broke and single in their early twenties. They start with stories from their first apartments in the city, including their battles cockroaches, gas leaks, and Murray Hill bros. They tell us about the pre-Tinder dating scene and recall in detail the moment dating apps took over (like literally, the actual day the swiping started). They also highlight some of the biggest differences between the city today and what it was like 10 years ago. Then a listener writes in to ask for advice when it comes to leaving your hometown for the first time and moving to the big city. Where do you even start, and how do people make new friends? Finally, they play an NYC-themed game of Never Have I Ever all about of the most common things people do when they visit New York. Visit affirm.com/betches to shop the latest in electronics, fashion, and more! Or download the free Affirm app. For eligible customers only.

    How Did Betches Actually Come To Be?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 66:01

    In episode three of the new season, Aleen, Jordana, and Sami are talking all about the humble beginning of Betches. They explain what the social media landscape was like at the time, and how they went from an anonymous Twitter account to a bustling website that kept growing and growing. Then explain how they managed to monetize a company without ever raising any capital, and what the process of growing the business was like in the first few years. They talk about their ‘fake-it-till-you-make-it’ approach to pitching and acquiring clients, and the breakthrough that helped them land their first major deal. Then they dive into the Dear Betch email for the week, all about career choices and new beginnings. A listener writes in about feeling unsatisfied in her current career path and looking for the best way to explore new options. They round it all out with a game of Workplace Would You Rather? where they face some difficult decisions on everything from annoying co-workers to the ideal office environment. Visit affirm.com/betches to shop the latest in electronics, fashion, and more! Or download the free Affirm app. For eligible customers only.

    Why Was College More High School Than High School?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 55:42

    Aleen, Jordana, and Sami are back for episode two of the new season, and this week they’re talking all about their college days together. They tell us how they ended up going to the same school (it was a lot like an MLM recruitment) and why they each chose their majors. They talk about what dorm life was like, dating in college, and what led them to join a sorority together. They explain the sorority rush process, and why it felt more like high school than actual high school did. Plus, they explain how their feelings about the toxic elements of Greek life helped shape the Betches brand in the first place. We hear the story of when and where Betches was born during their Senior year, including what their headspace was like at the time. Then they dive into the Dear Betch email of the week, all about the bonds you form in school and when it’s time to admit a friendship has run its course. A listener writes in to ask why a close friend has fallen further and further out of touch, and whether or not she should just move on altogether. Finally, they play a game of “Senior Superlatives” where they hand out awards to one another based on what they were really like in college. Visit affirm.com/betches to shop the latest in electronics, fashion, and more! Or download the free Affirm app. For eligible customers only.

    The Secret To Staying Friends For Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 61:25

    The Betches founders (and original Betch Slapped hosts) are back for episode one of this ten-episode season celebrating the tenth birthday of Betches Media. Aleen Dreksler, Sami Sage, and Jordana Abraham return to talk about the origin of their friendship (going all the way back to childhood) and some of their favorite memories together. From their earliest recollections of each other (guess whose screen name was CurlGurl) and how they met, to the time Aleen invited everyone over to make crepes and check out her new iPod, they tell us where their bond began. They swap stories about how they messed with one another in high school, dealing with disappointment, and what they would do differently (hint: they’d care a whole lot less about grades and drop band class much sooner). Plus, they tell us the secret to staying friends for so long, even after starting a business together. Then it’s time for the Dear Betch email of the week featuring some advice about “girl code” rules when it comes to an ex. A listener writes in to ask whether or not it’s acceptable to start dating a high school friend’s ex-boyfriend now that they’re several years removed. Finally, they play a game of “Who Knows Our Friend Best?” all about some of their most embarrassing secrets and earliest memories together. Visit affirm.com/betches to shop the latest in electronics, fashion, and more! Or download the free Affirm app. For eligible customers only.

    Royally Shook

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 46:30

    Bari, Dana, and Dylan are back this week and they start off with a few important announcements about Betches’ 10 year anniversary and what’s next for the podcast! Then they dive in to the topic that everyone has been talking about: Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They start with their expectations before watching and also breakdown all the notable moments from the interview and all the astonishing revelations. They go into Meghan’s journey into the family, her treatment by the Firm, and her struggle with mental health through it all. Then, they end the show looking back at the past year now that we’re at the one year mark since we’ve been in lockdown.

    Why Did We Even Watch The Golden Globes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 42:16

    Bari, Dana, and Dylan are back this week with a breakdown of the Golden Globes, giving their impressions on the show in general and sharing thoughts on why this was the least-watched Globes in modern history. They also give their picks for best-dressed of the night. After that, they dive into the latest from Hilaria and Alec Baldwin, and how the internet reacted to their surprise baby announcement. They also get into a controversial joke from ‘Ginny & Georgia’ made at the expense of Taylor Swift, and her response to the whole drama. They round it all out with what they’re watching this week and what’s worth checking out.

    The Bachelor Drama That Just Keeps On Giving

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 43:16


    Bari, Dana, and Dylan start off this week with another update from The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison Drama and discuss Matt James’ Statement on everything that has happened in the past few weeks and what the next steps could look like for the show. Then, the run through a few more Bachelor updates, including Clare and Dale apparently getting back together and a bizarre pairing involving Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt. After that, they go into Kim and Kanye’s official divorce news and what’s next for them as they go through this period. Will Kim drop West from her name?The end the show with some thoughts about what they’ve been watching lately and what’s worth binging.


    The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 42:58


    This week, Bari, Dana, and Dylan start off with the drama engulfing Bachelor Nation: Chris Harrison’s insensitive comments that resulted in him temporarily stepping back from the show. They give a brief overview of everything that has gone down so far and then talk about implications and what the show’s future could look like. Then, they go into some Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s baby announcement! They also discuss the couple’s upcoming tell-all interview with Oprah that has the rest of the royal family shaking in their boots. What will the couple reveal? They round it all off reacting to the Cruella trailer, which features Emma Stone playing the infamous villain. Will the movie live up to the hype or will Emma ruin 101 Dalmatians forever?


    How Did The Weeknd Spend $7 Million On That Halftime Show?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 51:33

    Bari, Dana, and Dylan are back this week, and they start off with a recap of the biggest sports event of the year: the Super Bowl. They breakdown the mixed reactions to The Weeknd’s halftime show and the somewhat forgettable ads. They also give their picks for the best Super Bowl halftime show of all time. Then, they discuss the ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary and react to her treatment by the media throughout her career, the limited viewpoint of the documentary, and whether her conservatorship has any merit. They then react to the bizarre viral cat lawyer video and Rebecca Black’s new remix to commemorate 10 years since ‘Friday’ came out. Finally, they cover Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley’s surprise engagement and debate whether Shailene has ever watched an episode of The Bachelor.

    Has J.Lo Really Never Had Work Done?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 47:44


    This week Bari and Dana have a lot to say about 'Bachelor' drama and what happens when the biggest villains of the season are gone. Then they react to J. Lo saying she’s never had botox and the backlash that ensued. Do we really believe celebrities like her when they say they haven’t had work done? They talk about Kylie Jenner ignoring social gathering bans and throwing Stormi a third birthday party with family in attendance. With the Super Bowl right around the corner, they talk about The Weeknd’s upcoming halftime performance and share their favorite Super Bowl commercials. Finally, they close the show with a reaction to Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO and a Gamestop Stock drama movie coming to Netflix.


    Behind The Scenes Of Bling Empire Ft. Kane and Kevin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 52:36

    Bari, Dana, and Dylan are back and start with a breakdown of what’s going on between Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler, and a Southern Charm cast member. Plus, they explain what the cryptic IG post from Kristin and Jay was all about. Then they react to JoJo Siwa’s inspiring coming out video, how she deals with the haters, and why it’s valuable to her generation of followers. They also offer a reaction to the latest episode of Euphoria and why it stands out from the last one. Finally, Dylan and Bari are joined by Kane and Kevin from Netflix’s hit new series Bling Empire to talk about the first season of the show and how people are reacting to it. They tell us what went on behind the scenes, why they get along so well, and what may be coming in the second season of the show.

    Joe-Chella: Our Inauguration Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 43:01

    This week Dana, Bari, and Dylan start the show with a conversation about *gasp* living without internet in a pandemic. Then they tackle the biggest topic of the week: Clare and Dale from The Bachelorette suddenly calling it quits after what seemed like a legitimate connection on the show. Did they break up because Clare was too focused on having children immediately? They also discuss the other biggest breakup of the week, with Ben Affleck splitting from Ana de Armas and throwing her cardboard cutout in the trash. Next, they review the inauguration celebration from earlier today and tell us which celebrity performers they’d want at their own ceremony. They also talk about this weekend’s special Euphoria episode and rumors that Timothée Chalamet might play Willy Wonka in the next adaptation. Finally, they close the show with a review of the new Netflix series Bling Empire and tell us why you should be watching WandaVision on Disney+.

    I Couldn’t Help But Wonder… Will The SATC Revival Work?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 47:08

    Bari, Dylan, and Dana are back and start with their immediate reaction to the Sex and the City revival coming to HBO Max. Will the show work without Kim Cattrall, or is it destined to disappoint? They talk about the rumors of Kim and Kanye’s impending divorce, and admit they should’ve seen this coming. Next, they discuss Armie Hammer’s DM scandal this week, telling us whether or not they think he’s a real-life cannibal. Plus, they explain what’s going on with Azealia Banks freaking everyone out with her dead cat on social media. They also break down the relationship drama that lead to Olivia Rodrigo’s hit new single ‘Drivers License’ and tell us who the song is really about. Finally, they close the show with some Betchflix conversation, including a reaction to Queen Victoria’s wild week on The Bachelor and their review of Netflix’s (overly) sexual series Bridgerton.

    Our 2021 Celeb Couple Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 49:48

    Bari, Dana, and Dylan return to talk about the biggest Hollywood couples of 2020 and what’s to come for celeb relationships in the new year. But first, they start with a reaction to the newest season of The Bachelor and whether or not a 21-year-old has any chance of winning. Next, they react to the new celeb power couple Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde, with details of where they were spotted and just how serious their relationship might be. They talk about some of the biggest breakups of the last year and react to reports that Emma Stone is pregnant. Plus, they explain what they do and do not expect out of a celeb baby IG post, and tell us which Red Table Talk they’d most want to see. Finally, they predict which celebrities will break up in 2021 and tell us which future couples they hope will get together.

    Why Do We Care So Much About Hilaria?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 39:15

    This week, Dylan and Bari are joined by Danny Murphy, co-host of Betches’ “Not Another True Crime Podcast”, to discuss everything happening in the world of pop culture. They begin by breaking down the scandal of Hilaria Baldwin’s fake Spanish branding. Next, they decide who won the Christmas day streaming battle between HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+. Finally, they preview what will certainly be the weirdest New Year’s Eve of our lives.

    Which Celeb Had The Best Year During The Worst Year Ever?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 50:35

    Bari, Dylan, and Kay kick off the show by looking back on their favorite pop culture moments of a year that still managed to have a lot going on. Next, they look ahead and discuss what they’re looking forward to in 2021. Later, they reveal their 2020 celeb superlatives, including favorite couple, favorite social media follow, which celeb had the best year, and more. Betterhelp: Join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health and go to BetterHelp.com/slapped for 10% off your first month. Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple.. Go to HEADSPACE.COM/MENTION for a free one-month trial.

    Is Evermore Better Than Folklore?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 46:28

    This week Dylan, Dana, and Bari assemble to discuss everything happening in the world of pop culture. They begin by giving their review of Taylor Swift’s surprise “Evermore” album and how it stacks up against “Folklore”. Next, they discuss what it must be like to be the first person in America to take the COVID vaccine, and whether or not they’re optimistic about 2021. Later, they give their reaction to Shawn Mendes addressing his frustrations over rumors about his sexuality. Finally, they break down Forbes’ list of top celeb earners in 2020, and how poor it makes them feel. Ritual: Better health doesn’t happen overnight, and right now Ritual is offering our listeners 10% off during your first three months! Visit ritual.com/BETCHES to start your ritual today.

    Is It Time To Forgive Olivia Jade?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 46:12

    This week, Dylan, Dana, and Bari assemble to discuss everything happening in the world of pop culture. They begin by recapping Olivia Jade’s appearance on “Red Table Talk”, breaking her long time silence about the college admission scandal. Next, they bring you a Kardashian roundup, after Christmas is canceled in Calabasas and Rob and Blac Chyna continue their legal disputes. Later, they discuss Warner Brothers’ decision to release all of their 2021 feature films on HBO Max, and what it might mean for the future of streaming. Finally, they give their thoughts on the “Euphoria” special.

    Are Stans Ruining Pop Culture For The Rest Of Us?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 36:24


    This week, Kay, Dana, and Bari assemble to discuss everything happening in the world of pop culture. They begin by discussing if stan culture has gone too far after Selena Gomez fans got a joke about her edited out of “Saved By The Bell,” and Millie Bobby Brown deleted TikTok after an uncomfortable encounter with a fan. Next, they weigh in on whether or not Felicity Huffman deserves a second chance in showbiz after landing a new tv show right after being released from prison. Finally, they give you a breakdown of the best things to stream this week while you’re stuck at home. Framebridge: Frame your photos or send someone the perfect gift! Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code BETCH to get 15% off your first order.


    Were Harry Styles and The Weeknd Snubbed By The Grammys?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 37:53

    This week Kay, Dylan, and Bari assemble to discuss everything happening in the world of pop culture. They begin by giving their reactions to the 2021 Grammy nominations, including who they’re surprised scored a nom and who got snubbed. Next, they discuss Twitter and Snapchat ripping off features from Instagram and TikTok. Finally, they rank Thanksgiving foods from best to worst as a preview of one of the weirdest holiday seasons of all time. Betterhelp: Join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health and go to BetterHelp.com/slapped for 10% off your first month. Nutrafol: You can grow thicker, healthier hair by going to Nutrafol.com and using promo code BETCHES to get 20% off

    Why Is Scooter Braun So Obsessed With Taylor Swift?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 36:50


    This week Kay, Dylan, and Dana assemble to discuss everything happening in the world of pop culture. They begin by breaking down the complicated and seemingly petty $350 Million sale of Taylor Swift’s music catalog by Scooter Braun. Next, they help Kay recover from the rumors that Chris Evans and Aly Raisman might be dating. Later, they give their opinions on the internet’s reaction to Harry Styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue. Finally, they react to some of the newest music video releases from Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, and Billie Eilish. Ritual: Better health doesn’t happen overnight, and right now Ritual is offering our listeners 10% off during your first three months! Visit ritual.com/BETCHES to start your ritual today. Curology: Get a powerful skincare treatment made for you today! Go to Curology.com/betches for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling!


    Is Larsa Pippen Spilling The Tea or Looking For Attention?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 44:46

    This week Dylan, Dana, and Bari assemble to discuss everything happening in the world of pop culture. They begin with the news that had all of New York City dancing in the street, as Joe Biden was declared President Elect over the weekend. Next, they reflect on the life and career of Alex Trebek and what his legacy means to them in the wake of his death. Later, they discuss the drama and fallout from Larsa Pippen’s Kardashian-tea-spilling podcast appearance. Finally, they share what they’ve been watching lately, and upcoming streaming titles that they’re most excited about.

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