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Stretchy Pants and Straight Talk
21 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Best Guest Behavior
Join the gals in the last episode of season 2 as they talk about guests they have known and (not always) loved! And, as a special bonus for listeners - sing along with the Sultans of Spandex and non-alcoholic drinks that Sparkle to a few of their favorite refrains from Hamilton!
11 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
We know there are tricksters among us (you may even be married to one of them) but few can compete with Mike when it comes to a good old fashioned prank (or, in some instances, a death-defying dare)! Join the Ladies of Lycra and Fizzy Libations as they talk about the times they’ve been clowned, punk’d, tricked, hoodwinked and dared by the people closest to them.
12 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Much Ado About Nothing
In this weeks’ episode listen in as the girls talk about a whole lotta nothin’. If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish I could be a fly on the wall when Lora and Mae go broad instead of deep and cover topics such as Tim’s cookies, baby massage and bath products, and silly Mike’s phone shenanigans, this ‘cast is for you! Come on ladies, you know what time it is: stretchy pants. Check. Favorite fizzy drink. Check. Tim’s Cookies: https://www.cookiemadness.net/2017/10/05/giant-crinkled-chocolate-chip-cookies/ Lottie’s bath products: https://tubbytodd.com/
18 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Conversations From the Treehouse
In this weeks’ episode, recorded from Lora’s lovely treehouse room, the gals discuss a range of scintillating topics from bathing and baby gear to bacon grease burns and road rash. Grab yourself a cold pop, pull on those crusty quarantine stretchy pants and sit yourself down in front of a house plant (so you can pretend you’re in the treehouse room with the ladies) - it’s time for some straight talk.
14 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Escape to the Chateau
In this weeks’ episode the ladies of leisure serve the tea on the hidden gem of a show - Escape to the Chateau! Listen in as they share their observations and love for charming hosts, Dick and Angel and their beguiling and endearing ways. Looking for your next binge? The sisters of stretch and soda have got you covered.
17 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Listener Questions: Soft Mama and Skincare
In this weeks’ episode the gals dive in to a few of the listener questions they’ve received. You won’t want to miss out on Lora’s response to a listener’s Soft Mama question and a question to Mae on a few of her favorite skincare products! Links to the items mentioned in the podcast can be found below. Put on your stretchy pants, pour that fizzy drink and open up the new bag of Trader Joe’s milk chocolate covered pretzels you’ve been hiding from your kids - it’s time for some straight talk! Jordan Peterson – 12 Rules for Life EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen HoliFrog Tashmoo Waterlily Nourishing Milky Wash Heimisch All Clean Balm
17 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
They’re back! After a short hiatus the stretchy pant wearin’ gals are back with some straight talk on life during a global pandemic and the kindnesses they’ve witnessed or experienced. Take off that mask, and pour yourself a fizzy drink. You deserve it sister!
21 minutes | May 6, 2020
Putting the “Grand” in Grandma
What makes a grandmother grand? What kind of grandmother are you (or what kind will you be)? What lessons can we learn from our grandmothers? Find the answers to these questions and an exciting, long-awaited grandmotherly reveal in this week’s episode! Put on those stretchy pants (we’ve never taken ours off TBH), pour yourself a fizzy drink and join us on Stretchy Pants & Straight Talk!
16 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Do You Need To Be Liked?
Do you need to be liked? Not unlike George Costanza, most of us do want to feel that others like us (whether or not we like them is another story…). Normally this is the part where we say, “Put on your stretchy pants” but we know that you’ve never taken them off (thanks COVID-19)! Links to the referenced resources: https://lifehacker.com/how-not-to-care-when-people-dont-like-you-1823964733 https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5923886 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wander-woman/201209/what-do-when-someone-doesn-t-you
14 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Advice Column Commentary
We may not be advice columnists but we have a LOT of (unsolicited) advice to give. This may be why we’re so compelled to read advice columns on the regular. In this weeks’ podcast the gals dissect a question posed to Slate Magazine’s resident advice columnist, Prudie. Put on those stretchy pants and grab your favorite special beverage of choice – it’s time for Stretchy Pants and Straight Talk.
15 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Do you YouTube? In this episode the gals talk about the mind blowing (and expanding) world of YouTube videos (said the mom who is about years late to the party). You’ll also hear about the BEST biscuits ever (made by Nick from a YouTube recipe - see link below) and some of the impressive things others have been able to do just from watching videos YouTube videos. https://youtu.be/wy_dqphsakU
30 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Free-Range Parenting: Part 2
In this episode the gals introduce you to their best ASMR sounds (hint: Lora’s involves her favorite guilty pleasure beverage) and they finish up their two part episode on Free-Range Parenting by interviewing Mae’s beloved mama, Jacky about her views on parenting. Get comfy friends, this octogenarian’s voice is going to lull you to sleep like a newborn!
17 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Free Range Parenting: Part 1
In this two part episode of SP&ST the gals dish up some straight talk on the phenomenon known as Free Range Parenting.
27 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Supplements and Vitamania
What’s in your pill organizer? What is the difference between Vitamins and Supplements? Do you take supplements? Do you know that “Proprietary Blend” basically means “secret ingredients we don’t have to tell you about?” The Vitamin & Supplement industry is more lucrative (and, it turns out, unregulated) than ever! In this episode you’ll learn which of the straight talkin’ sistas bought in to the hype and dropped some serious coin on “healthy” potions, herbs and tinctures and which one never took the bait. Any guesses?! And, in a podcast first, the gals conduct their own research by interviewing a molecular biologist who works in the nutritional supplement industry. You won’t believe the scandalous revelations and “dirty” little secrets these purveyors of magic, health-promoting elixirs don’t want you to know. Sit back, put on your stretchy pants and pour yourself a good, ol’ fashioned, chemically-infused Diet Coke. It’s as good for you as that vitamin infused crap you just paid too much for! Sources for this SPST Podcast: - The Dream Podcast “Magic Little Pills” - Vitamania, Christine Price - Dietary Supplements: A review of United States regulation with emphasis on the dietary supplement health and educational act of 1994 and subsequent activity, Brian Scarbrough, Class of 2004, Harvard Law School - Los Angeles Times Column: Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate, but his deadliest law will live on - Visit consumerlabs.com to learn more about the work they do - Sound editing for this podcast done by Joel at East Coast Studios
9 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
MicroCast: The Megxit
In this microcast the gals talk about Harry and Meghan’s decision to step away from their royal duties. Put on your stretchy pants and fantasize with L & M about living that Royal Life and the things we’d like to “step away” from.
19 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Customer Service Gone Wrong
Winter break is over and we are back for Season 2 in 2020! we’ve missed hearing from you (and we are almost positive you’ve missed hearing from us.) We plan on sharing our crazy spin on advice, strategies and yep, more stories! We hope you even get laughing enough to pee a little. First up this season are some tales of customer service gone wrong and a couple of ideas on how you can get better results than we did (spoiler: faking a panic attack and using the word “escalate” helps). Get on your stretchy pants, and let’s roll!
24 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Called to Serve
Join the gals in the last episode of their first season as they discuss aging parents, missions and arranged marriages. Make sure you join us in the near future for season two of Stretchy Pants and Straight Talk!
16 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Thanks for the Memories
The Clarks are moving! In this weeks’ episode the gals discuss Lora’s impending move back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and ponder a life without Sole Foot Spa and Torchy’s Tacos (unimaginable!). They’ll also share tips on storing memorabilia and find out which of them actually creates time capsules for each of her children.
16 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
When we thought we were cute
Have you ever styled yourself a tres chic outfit only to later discover (through photographic evidence) that you looked like Wendy Wood-Troll? If you have you’re not alone! Maelyn and Lora are here for you as the president and co-president of this unfortunate club! Come along and commiserate with us as we talk about the times when we thought we were cute.
27 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
Interview with Zac
“Is this the little boy i carried? Is this the little boy at play? I don't remember growing older, What the...hay?” Well that’s not exactly true, because we are feeling every bit our age. Listen in as the gals interview Lora’s millennial son, Zac. Her firstborn, and the baby that was rolled from one side of the crib to the other because Maelyn was nervous about picking him up as a newborn. We hear about His new professional life on Queen Anne in Seattle, his personal pronouns of choice, and how every day moments become celebrations with Meg, his wife. Is he truly in an arranged marriage? Do millennials shop at IKEA? And what really happened that fateful night in a canoe on Bainbridge Island? Listen and find out!
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