Created with Sketch.
72 minutes | May 24, 2021
"Friends In The Zone" with comedians Zako Ryan and Hannah Roeschlein
This week we are joined by not one, but TWO, incredible guests. Friend of the pod and three time guest, Zako Ryan (comedian, podcaster, regular at the Laugh Factory and Zanies, producer of Sorry for Killin at the Lincoln Lodge IG@zakoryan) and Hannah Roeschlein (comedian, podcaster, 1/2 Asian hoosier, part time Chicago comedy killer, full time Indiana comedy boss, IG@handerpumprules) for one of the funniest episodes we've ever recorded. Listen in as we discuss the friend zone. What is it? Can you get out of it? Or just listen to Zako drink prosecco, Hannah eat donuts, and the four of us cracking up through it all! Strap in! It's a good one! To see Tj's monthly show at the GMan Tavern in Chicago on May 27th, click HERE To get tickets to Zako's monthly show, Sorry For Killin, at the Lincoln Lodge on June 10th, click HERE To check out the hottest new streetwear from this month's sponsor, check out www.tichy.store and tell them Menage-A-Pod sent you!
66 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
"Fleabagging" with comedian and podcaster Ryan Kimble
On today’s episode, we talk about the popular dating term, Fleabagging, with hysterical comedian and podcaster, Ryan Kimble. Ryan gives us a vulnerable look into his relationship (sorry, Ashley!) and shares some questionable habits of his. We also talk about how to correct these behaviors so you’re breaking the cycle. This is a fun one guys, enjoy! Follow Ryan on IG@HRKComedy To listen to his podcast "The Perfect Drink" and find him all over the internet check out his Linktree HERE
77 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
"The Power Dynamic" with Comedian Jordan Power
This week, we're joined by comedian, podcaster (Unmentionable Podcast) and author ("Famous Anus" & the upcoming "My Therapist Sent Me Nudes"), Jordan Power. He talks about his decision to live a life of outrageous openness and shares some of the wildest and most hysterical stories from his debauchery filled 20's. This is a wild one, so strap in! Follow Jordan on Instagram HERE
46 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
All in the (Royal) Family
This week we catch you all up on the world of Gena and TJ and then dig into two scandals that have been all over social media in the last few weeks. Listen in for Royal Family takes and we weigh in the the J Lo / ARod controversy. It gets SPICY!!!
67 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
"We're Not Your Only Fan(s)" with Comedian Ariel Julie
This week we are joined by comedian, figure model, bookworm, & self proclaimed grilled cheese connoisseur, Ariel Julie. She stopped by to talk about her start in comedy and her time spent nude modeling, as well as her decision to start an Only Fans account. We also talk about what it's like to balance a relationship when you have a creative hustle that potentially leverages your sexuality! TJ role plays emotional stability and Gena is rocking our new merch! For all things Ariel Julie, including links to her Instagram and Only Fans, click the link https://allmylinks.com/arieljuliecomedy
46 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
"F*ck You Haiku" with author Kristina Grish
On today’s episode we have author (and Gena’s sister!), Kristina Grish, talking about her newly released book of breakup Haiku, as well as the impact a chronic illness can have on relationships. I pluck the petals He loves me, he loves me not Eh, who gives a sh*t Buy Kristina's book at the link below Buy F*ck You Haiku on Amazon The Pangea Educational Development Charity
87 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
“Talking TikTok, Bad Hinge & The Snack That Smiles Back” with Amelia Samson
Sometimes, Gena's quarantine TikTok obsession pays off and this is one of those times. This week we're joined by the hilarious and lovely Amelia Samson. In addition to creating hysterical and relatable TikTok content about dating and her sometimes underwhelming experiences on the apps, Amelia is an actress who co-hosts a sex positive podcast (same, girl!) called The Hoely Hour (clever!) Listen in as we talk about healing from breakups, men doing the absolute least on Hinge and Bumble, and Amelia breaks down TJ's Bumble profile. Find Amelia on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter @ameliasamson Follow her podcast on Instagram @thehoelyhour Check out the rest of her links at HERE
38 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
"It's The End Of The World As We Know It...And We Feel Fine"
Gena and TJ put a bow on the shit show that was 2020 and recap the year, for better or for worse. We talk love, loss, and...dog anatomy??? (LOL) 2020 might have been tough but at least we can still laugh about it! Grab a drink and join us in saying goodbye to a year we're never going to forget.
52 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
"When 2020 Is A Bag Of D*cks" / Thanks Coronavirus
...and not the good kind. If you’re like us, you would have thought COVID would be a distant memory by now as we are almost a year into it. Sadly, that’s not the case and even with the vaccine on the horizon, will we go back to life and dating as we know it in 2021? On today’s episode, Gena and TJ talk about the changes to the dating landscape, good (and warm) date spots this winter that won’t get you muuuurdered (like inviting a stranger to your house for a first date could), and some bullshit called “slow dating” that Bumble coined. Watch Joke, Roast and Toast - Exes Edition
46 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
"It’s Been A Minute"
Hi friends! It’s us! Do you remember us? We know it has been a minute, but COVID has hit Chicago hard (us included!) so taping and lining up guests has been tough. Today’s episode is just us...unless you include our antibodies and then that makes the ménage. TJ and Gena catch up on life, recent heartbreaks, life changes, and random shit. Thanks so much for the continued support! We love you guys!
45 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
"Dating Across The Aisle"
With the election right around the corner, it seemed relevant to address a topic that has faced many of us as we date. What should we do about dating someone with different political beliefs? In this political climate, is that even possible? Do you think someone having the opposite beliefs is a red flag or deal breaker? Listen in as we discuss this and more! We also talk about Venmo stalking, chance encounters with internet people across Chicago (Hi AR!), Gena's mom's love of QVC, and make an exciting announcement about some new merch!! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!!
64 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
"Backshots, Chivalry, Flirting and Everything In Between: Topics Edition" with comedian TJ Stokes
On today's episode, we have our friend, comedian, and one of the best people we know, TJ Stokes! He cohosts a show called Topics On The Streets, with friend of the pod, Darrian Lewis, that Gena will be on coming out Saturday, so we wanted to do a crossover and flip the script! We cover topics such as, is flirting cheating? Is chivalry dead? Do you have a type (hint: Ass. That's all it takes, apparently)... and so much more. Drink everytime you hear the word "backshots." Enjoy! If you want to see today's guest live at Zanies in Chicago AND come say hi to US (we will be there!) on 10/17 you can set your tickets HERE!
42 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
"Don't Call It A Comeback"
We're back from a three week, foster dog induced, hiatus to talk about the debate (spoiler alert - watch it on edibles), questionable social media habits, boredom swiping, our appearance on the "Doing Time" Podcast with Drew Loryn, TJ's return appearance to stand up, and Gena accuses TJ of editing abuse of power!
79 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
“Coin purses, P*rn, and Earning Your Red Wings” with Darrian Lewis
You guuuuys! Today's episode is the first post-quarantine in-person recording in 6 months! We had so much fun taping this episode with Darrian Lewis, co-host of the podcast B Posi+ive: The Chicago Stories and the co-founder of B Posi+ive Productions, that we actually recorded it twice (yay technical difficulties)! Things got weird, guys. We caught up on how TJ's first stand up show went, all things "coochie", period sex, porn, and can men and women really just be friends? Get ready to laugh until you cry. We're back in full force, baby!! Let's go!
70 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
"He Went To Jared" with Jhovany Diaz
Twice. He actually went to Jared twice. Jhovany Diaz, host of Lobo Den podcast, shares his stories on today's episode about how he was engaged twice, the times he has paid for sex, and hitting his rock bottom in Miami. Toward the end of the episode, we also answer a few burning listener questions. Hang onto your butts guys...it's a wacky episode.
82 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
"Slide Into My..." with Zako Ryan
Get your minds out of the gutter! We are talking about sliding into DM's, jeeze. On today's episode, we have fan favorite Zako Ryan back on the pod! We talk about the face of comedy in the midst of COVID, TJ's comedy debut, Gena's stalker, Zako's love of butterfly kisses down below, and the right and wrong ways to slide into people's DM's. Follow Zako on Instagram here and follow his web series, Zako and Zeus, here
75 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
"Living in the Gray" with Winnie Hefner
On today's episode, we talk to Winnie Hefner in all his non-binary finery. He's host of the podcast Winnie's World, a podcast about what it's like to exist as a non-binary person in today's world. We dive deep into the importance of normalizing pronouns, his and TJ's love of TikTok, how important it is to live your authentic truth, and what it's like when love and sexuality isn't so black and white (OMG! See! See what we did there? Living in the Gray- get it?!? Sometimes we really outdo ourselves). Follow Winnie on Instagram@winnie.wears.what
72 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
"Not The Worst Marriage" with Sara & Sterling Buckley
On today's episode we talk to Sara and Sterling Buckley - high school sweethearts turned teen parents. After 17 years and 3 kids together, they started a podcast called Not The Worst Marriage, that may or may not teach you anything other than marriage is hard, but if you are willing to put the work in, you can overcome anything (including infidelity). We talk to them about maintaining your own identity during a relationship, opposite sex friendships (we are a pod divided on this), and how to keep a relationship healthy and happy in the most realistic ways possible. Follow them on Instagram @nottheworstmarriage and follow Sara at @nottheworstmom to keep up to date on all the fun things they are working on. You can also find their podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts.
45 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
It's In The (Mail)Bag
On today's episode, we dig back into the Menage-a-Pod mail bag, or as it's known to women all across the Chicagoland area, TJ's DM's. We are answering questions about dating after a divorce, tackling sex in the time of COVID, FWB's, how soon before you can stop using condoms, and partners with attention hungry animals. What more could you want to hear about on this lovely day besides our voices tickling your eardrums and tackling these burning topics? If you have a question for our next mail bag episode, please DM us @Menageapodcast on IG and we will answer your questions on air!
52 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
We're Loving It
Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between 2 different races, until the Warren Court ruled unanimously in 1967 that these state laws were unconstitutional. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the court majority opinion that "the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State." This week we are joined by Brandon and Indira, an interracial couple in their first year of marriage. We talk about their journey as a couple, navigating the potential landmines, the impact of microaggressions, and we talk about the importance of difficult conversations. For my information and resources please check out the link below linktr.ee/NationalResourcesList
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022