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Podcast Ep 70: Meditation Expert Light Watkins

If you have tried (and failed) several times to form a consistent meditation practice, get ready to be inspired by this episode with meditation expert Light Watkins. Light talks to us about his past career as a male model and yoga teacher and how he entered the meditation space to bring his message to more […]


If you have tried (and failed) several times to form a consistent meditation practice, get ready to be inspired by this episode with meditation expert Light Watkins. Light talks to us about his past career as a male model and yoga teacher and how he entered the meditation space to bring his message to more people. (Seriously, we get deep in this episode about how anyone can develop a meaningful meditation practice.)

Light talks about his new book, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying and his passion for mindfulness. He offers tips for beginning and maintaining a meditation practice and advises us all how to NOT avoid failure and instead embrace your mistakes to pave the way towards future happiness. Plus, we talk about “Monkey Minds,” male body image issues and so much more in this insightful episode.

Get ready to feel more “Zen-ish” than ever!

Our Favorite Quotes from Light Watkins

Podcast Episode 70 Highlights With Light Watkins

  • Three reasons why meditation newbies have a hard time (and how to overcome them)
  • Why he simply had to write his book
  • How his past experience as a model affected his body image and ability to manage rejection (and if that sounds familiar, it’s because he’s not the first model on our show to have those feelings
  • Why our “Amazon Prime Syndrome” is making us unhappy
  • How meditation can be your superpower
  • The one piece of advice we should all take to heart
  • The idea of a paycheck for your soul
  • Plus, we talk about our different meditation styles and what inspires us daily

Get the episode with Light Watkins here or below!

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What is your meditation practice like? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 69: Replay of Our Olympic-Sized Interview With Mary Lou Retton!

The Olympics are here and we can barely contain our excitement! In fact, “Woot!” is the common shout you will hear from us when talking about the games in Pyeongchang. So what better way to celebrate the occasion than to record a fun, new, Olympics-themed preshow and replay one of our favorite interviews ever with […]


The Olympics are here and we can barely contain our excitement! In fact, “Woot!” is the common shout you will hear from us when talking about the games in Pyeongchang.

So what better way to celebrate the occasion than to record a fun, new, Olympics-themed preshow and replay one of our favorite interviews ever with the amazing Mary Lou Retton? Not only was she the first women to win a gold medal for gymnastics, but also she’s managed to remain a legendary representative for women in sports for three decades, which is no small feat.

These days Mary Lou is a busy mom to four sporty daughters who are pursuing gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. She talked with us about how she keeps her energy going with a busy family life, plus her own personal goals on self-improvement. (And, spoiler: a person with five medals in a super competitive sport can still feel insecure!)

Our favorite quotes from Mary Lou in this ep are …

Podcast Episode 69 Highlights With Mary Lou Retton

  • How even Mary Lou Retton has her off days (really!)
  • Her inspiration for getting into the sport of gymnastics
  • Her work with Nature’s Bounty to help people achieve their healthiest lives
  • The fact that when she first appeared on the scene, her muscular body was described as “fat” by some of the press
  • Her tips for raising strong and confident daughters
  • Where she kept her Olympic medals for years (it’s a doozie!)

Also in this episode, we each talk about favorite Winter Olympic sports and how we all watch the games. (Kristen, in particular, has it all nailed down!)

Get the replay episode with Mary Lou Retton here or below!

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What games will YOU be watching during the Winter Olympics? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 68: Fit Couple Cooks’ Adam Bannon

Does meal prep sound like a lot of, er, prep to you? Well, our latest podcast ep with YouTube star Adam Bannon proves that healthy eating meal prep doesn’t have to take up half your weekend downtime. In fact, Adam and his wife, Stef, created their own channel — Fit Couple Cooks — that combines their passion […]


Does meal prep sound like a lot of, er, prep to you? Well, our latest podcast ep with YouTube star Adam Bannon proves that healthy eating meal prep doesn’t have to take up half your weekend downtime. In fact, Adam and his wife, Stef, created their own channel — Fit Couple Cooks — that combines their passion for cooking and fitness with weekly videos talking about meal prep and healthy living that are shared with their 400,000 fans (!).

Adam joined us for a spirited conversation, sharing his tips for meal prep that won’t bust your budget or take several hours to complete — plus, the best kitchen gear to have on hand to ensure success. We also digress about the fruit he misses from his native homeland, Australia — it’s one we have here, but it’s nowhere near the same thing. Plus we get the scoop on their new book, Healthy Meal Prep!

Our favorite quotes from Adam include …

Podcast Episode 68 Highlights with Fit Couple Cooks’ Adam Bannon

  • His tips for how to meal prep in less than two hours (which sets you up for success for the whole week)
  • How to keep food costs down in general
  • The essential kitchen items you need on hand to plan successfully
  • What it’s like to create a YouTube channel with your spouse
  • Best practices for storing food in the fridge, pantry and freezer
  • His favorite recipes from their book and their fan’s favorites
  • The special wedding vows they promised one another (yes, they have to do with cooking!)
  • Plus, the FBGs rhapsodize about the salad bar at Whole Foods 

Get the episode with Adam Bannon here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your top meal-prep tips? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 67: Nike Trainer Alex Silver-Fagan

Nike Master Trainer and strength training expert Alex Silver-Fagan is our special guest is this episode and she is on a mission to get more women to lift heavy weights (woot!). Alex, who is also the author of Get Strong for Women, turned to strength training after exploring a career in bikini competitions — an […]


Nike Master Trainer and strength training expert Alex Silver-Fagan is our special guest is this episode and she is on a mission to get more women to lift heavy weights (woot!). Alex, who is also the author of Get Strong for Women, turned to strength training after exploring a career in bikini competitions — an experience she found dispiriting to say the least. 

In this lively discussion, Alex talks about how to advance your strength training program, the super quick (and super sweaty) HIIT workouts she turns to when she’s short on time time, and her weekly workout regimen which is no joke! Alex is serious about her training — but don’t be intimidated, because at the same time, she’s like your fun, down-to-earth workout BFF who will have you grabbing that heavier set of dumbbells in no time flat!

(Know what else you can do in no time flat? Find The Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast on Spotify! Listen here.)

Our favorite quotes from this ep:

Podcast Episode 67 Highlights With Alex Silver-Fagan

  • The real deal on bikini competitions and why she doesn’t think they are healthy for women
  • Her top reasons why women should pick up heavy weights (and why the fear of get bulky is unfounded)
  • Knowing how much weight to lift and advice on doing so properly
  • The exercises women should — but often, do not — do
  • Her current favorite workout trends
  • Key pieces of workout equipment you should have at home
  • Plus, the FBGs discuss the dangers of “Fitspo” posts on social media and how to avoid “the comparison trap”

Get the ep with Alex Silver-Fagan here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your favorite strength exercises? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 65: Badass Actress Malin Akerman

Excelling in roles as varied as the chilly Lara Axelrod on Showtime’s Billions to the hilarious Dr. Valerie Flame on Comedy Central’s Children’s Hospital, Malin Akerman might be most famous for her badassery as Silk Spectre in 2009’s Watchman, which required her to get in the best shape of her life by working out with a hardcore […]


Excelling in roles as varied as the chilly Lara Axelrod on Showtime’s Billions to the hilarious Dr. Valerie Flame on Comedy Central’s Children’s Hospital, Malin Akerman might be most famous for her badassery as Silk Spectre in 2009’s Watchman, which required her to get in the best shape of her life by working out with a hardcore former Navy SEAL! We had an easy and breezy chat with the super down-to-earth mom about her favorite health and beauty tips, plus how she’s finding the time to plan her upcoming wedding to actor Jack Donnelly.

Swedish born, Toronto-raised Malin grew up with a health-conscious mom who ran a health food store and gave her inside information on good nutrition at a young age. Malin began her career as a teen model where she experienced many of the pitfalls of dealing with intense scrutiny about her looks and body. These days she is more interested in having the energy to play with her son than starving herself to fit into samples sizes — and she has plenty of advice on how to achieve Hollywood-level glamor with ease in this really fun ep. Enjoy!

Our fave quotes from Malin include …

Podcast Episode 65 Highlights With Malin Akerman

  • Her unique health conscious childhood and the “green” yogurt her mom made for her
  • The workouts she does now, plus how training for a role is different than training for life
  • Her best tips for looking fresh after a sweat session at the gym
  • Her easy-to-follow healthy beauty routines
  • Her past life as a model and how this affected her body image (as well as her shift in thinking since then)
  • The adorable song she listens to with her son Sebastian every morning to start their day

Get the episode with Malin Akerman here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What is your favorite beauty tip? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 64: Bob Harper on His Recovery, Workouts and LIFE

Photo: Deborah Feingold OMG! Guess who is back on the podcast? After a crazy year where he managed to survive a massive heart attack and cardiac arrest, Bob Harper is on the podcast for a second time (see the first ep here) to talk about his recovery, as well as his new attitude reflected in […]


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OMG! Guess who is back on the podcast? After a crazy year where he managed to survive a massive heart attack and cardiac arrest, Bob Harper is on the podcast for a second time (see the first ep here) to talk about his recovery, as well as his new attitude reflected in his latest book: The Super Carb Diet.

Seriously, Bob gets DEEP in this ep talking about his new way of living that may shock some of his diehard fans. (Like, the fact that he is no longer obsessed with getting to the gym. BIG change there!)

Bob is convinced his health woes were brought on by a variety of factors, including his family health history as well as a lack of balance in his life. With the help of his four-legged best friend Karl and other pals, Bob’s recovery is a mixture of spending time with his loved ones, eating a more heart-healthy diet, getting in more yoga and daily sessions of transcendental meditation. With this episode, get ready to listen to a more serene and self-reflective Bob!  

Here are some of our fave quotes from Bob …

Podcast Episode 64 Highlights With Bob Harper

  • What happened on the day of his heart attack and how he has changed his lifestyle to become more balanced in every area of his life  
  • The tests you should be asking your doctor for, in addition to the standard LDL and HDL (the LP(a) test, which he never knew about before his heart attack) 
  • The difference between healthy carbs and “carbage”
  • The trust-building process he has with his heart right now
  • His daily mantra to remain heart healthy
  • His current favorite workouts and the meals he’s counting on to stay healthy

Get the episode with Bob Harper here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

How do you take care of your heart? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 63: Caleb Marshall, The Fitness Marshall

Do you want a podcast with an extra dose of fabulousness? Of course you do! And we’ve got it today with YouTube ensation Caleb Marshall, who is best known as The Fitness Marshall. If this is the first you are hearing about him, do yourself a favor and check out his YouTube channel right away. (It’s […]


Do you want a podcast with an extra dose of fabulousness? Of course you do! And we’ve got it today with YouTube ensation Caleb Marshall, who is best known as The Fitness Marshall. If this is the first you are hearing about him, do yourself a favor and check out his YouTube channel right away. (It’s super dancey and incredibly motivating!)  

Caleb began his fitness revolution while still in college by combining his love of choreography with his passion for video production. Now, he not only creates new videos at a fast pace, but he also leads a series of off-the-chain Cardio Concert Tours around the country, showing off his unique moves live such as … “Pat yo’ pancake.” Seriously. He’s an exuberant person who prides himself on connecting with people of all backgrounds. The FBGs are certain you will become his newest fan — we LOVE him!

And another fun fact?! The Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast is now on Spotify! Listen here.

A few of our fave quotes from the show …  

Podcast Episode 63 Highlights with The Fitness Marshall

  • How Caleb became a YouTube fitness star in spite of the fact that he doesn’t see himself as a fitness guy and rarely checks out YouTube in his downtime
  • His decision — and yes, it was a choice — to have a positive perspective
  • The struggle for him to live his truth when growing up in a very conservative environment
  • The sheer number of people of all ages reaching out to Caleb to tell him how his videos have made a huge impact on their lives
  • The comedians who make him laugh the hardest, as well as his all-time favorite comedy
  • How he manages to create bigger ideas with his videos
  • The workouts he digs in addition to dancing
  • Plus, we FBGs talk about our favorite videos to find inspiration and smiles

Get the episode with the Fitness Marshall here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your favorite videos for motivation? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 62: Dave Smith Debunks Weight-Loss Myths

Back by popular demand, it’s the amazing Fit Bottomed Dude Dave Smith of Make Your Body Work returning to bust some health and fitness myths! If you think calories in versus calories out equals weight loss … oh, plan to get schooled on that, plus quite a few more things (with love, of course). We also […]


Back by popular demand, it’s the amazing Fit Bottomed Dude Dave Smith of Make Your Body Work returning to bust some health and fitness myths! If you think calories in versus calories out equals weight loss … oh, plan to get schooled on that, plus quite a few more things (with love, of course). We also talk about harnessing your inner motivation and how to successfully break bad habits for a happier and healthier you.

Dave also talks about the 10 in 4 Challenge where you can join a fabulous group of women and get the inspiration (along with the perspiration) to hit your wellness goals. And in the end, he turns the tables to ask the FBGs the final question — which kind of blew our minds!

Also, the Fit Bottomed World is thrilled to say we are again sponsored by VARIDESK. When it comes to making your workspace as healthy as the rest of your life, well, they’ve got it going on. See all the cool goodies they offer here.

Here are a few highlights from Dave in this ep …

Podcast Episode 62 Highlights with Dave Smith

  • Uncovering the top weight-loss myths that hinder your progress
  • Why calories in versus calories out is a flawed strategy to hit your weight goals
  • Tips for ditching “all or nothing” thinking
  • The importance of having a community that supports your health and wellness goals
  • Having the mindset to incorporate movement into your life — and not just label it as “exercise”
  • The secret to setting healthier habits
  • The new workout he has incorporated into his regimen (Hint: it includes a pose called malasana)
  • Plus, we talk more about the 10 in 4 Challenge and our new free webinar!

Get the episode with Dave Smith here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What fitness myth do you wish more people knew the truth about? Let us know in the comments below! Margo

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Podcast Ep 61: YouTube Star Millionaire Hoy

Get ready to join the “Fist Bump Family” after learning about the awesomeness that is Millionaire Hoy, a native of the south side of Chicago who gave up his crazy, busy life as a graphic designer (well, a visit to the hospital helped with that decision!) and started teaching boot camp classes in his at-risk […]


Get ready to join the “Fist Bump Family” after learning about the awesomeness that is Millionaire Hoy, a native of the south side of Chicago who gave up his crazy, busy life as a graphic designer (well, a visit to the hospital helped with that decision!) and started teaching boot camp classes in his at-risk neighborhood for free. Because the insanely cold Midwest winters caused his students to move indoors for workouts, he decided to launch a YouTube channel — which now boasts more than 217,000 subscribers!

The enterprising father of five gets up every morning at 4:30 and packs his day with creating video workouts, inspiring his fans to keep on their healthy journey and working on expanding his fitness empire. He talked with FBG Jenn and me about his unusual upbringing, his fitness heroes and the music that inspires to be and do more good in the world. Get ready for some serious inspiration!

We are thrilled to say we are again sponsored by VARIDESK. When it comes to making your workspace as healthy as the rest of your life, well, they’ve got it going on. See all the cool goodies they offer here.

Some of our fave quotes from Millionaire Hoy in this ep include …

Podcast Episode 61 Highlights with Millionaire Hoy

  • His incredible journey from a harried graphic designer to YouTube sensation
  • How he practiced his workout moves on the sly while working in retail (those large dressing rooms can make for an excellent space!)
  • Tips for maintaining a healthy diet when the grocery stores in your neighborhood are lacking in nutritious fare
  • The work Millionaire puts into every video including having an option to work at your own level
  • The perks of joining his Patreon page
  • His favorite spots to enjoy Chicago-style pizza!
  • What his musician father taught him about social responsibility
  • Plus, Jenn, Kristen and I talk about how we get outside of our comfort zones

Get the episode with Millionaire Hoy here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Who are your fitness heroes? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 60: Relationship Expert Terri Cole

Are you ready to set some boundaries that will not only make your life happier but also way more productive? Well, wait until you get a listen to this uber empowering episode with psychotherapist, relationship expert and Founder of the Real Love Revolution & Boundary Bootcamp Terri Cole. If you have trouble saying “no” and […]


Are you ready to set some boundaries that will not only make your life happier but also way more productive? Well, wait until you get a listen to this uber empowering episode with psychotherapist, relationship expert and Founder of the Real Love Revolution & Boundary Bootcamp Terri Cole. If you have trouble saying “no” and making time for yourself, you are about to learn the best tricks to stay sane and centered. (Score!)

All of us have experienced relationships in which our identities have become hazy (or fully disappeared) — and that all has to do with setting (or not setting) boundaries. Cole is the woman to see about that. Also, she offers her best advice on how to handle difficult conversations with ease, as well as tips for letting your intentions be known in a way that’s clear to others but also comfortable for you. If you are looking to be more mindful and conscious of your choices, get ready to let her rock your world!

Once again, this podcast episode is sponsored by VARIDESK. When it comes to making your workspace as healthy as the rest of your life, well, they’ve got it going on. See all the cool goodies they offer here.

Here are a few of our favorite quotes from this episode …

Podcast Episode 60 Highlights with Terri Cole

  • The downside to being a high-functioning “good girl”
  • Creating a “Proactive Boundary Success Plan”
  • The magic phrase that can help you set boundaries
  • The Facebook Live chat she had with past guest Danielle LaPorte about boundary setting
  • Uncovering the unconscious patterns that may be inhibiting your progress
  • The dark side of not taking the time to care for yourself
  • The three questions you need to ask when dealing with underlying B.S.
  • Identifying “repeating realities” and how to overcome tiring relationship patterns
  • The definition of a “core wound reaction” and how it interferes with current happiness
  • Allowing loved ones to really learn their own lessons and not take responsibility for another person’s journey
  • Plus, we discuss our own strategies for establishing boundaries

Get the episode with Terri Cole here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What social situations do you have troubles setting boundaries for? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 59: Craft Beer & Food Expert Lori Rice

Cheers! We had a blast talking with photographer, writer, foodie and craft beer expert Lori Rice. You might recognize her name from the amazing recipes on her site Fake Food Free, but today she’s talking about her latest offering — her new book Food on Tap: Cooking with Craft Beer.  Lori knows her way around well-crafted […]


Cheers! We had a blast talking with photographer, writer, foodie and craft beer expert Lori Rice. You might recognize her name from the amazing recipes on her site Fake Food Free, but today she’s talking about her latest offering — her new book Food on Tap: Cooking with Craft Beer.  Lori knows her way around well-crafted beer and has the scoop on how to pair the right beer with your favorite foods … and make your favorite foods with tasty craft beer. (Seriously, y’all are gonna be hungry by the end of this show!)

Lori is an avid traveler and loves to focus on local food and drinks when she visits new locations. She also talks about current trends in craft beers, including sours and more traditional styles like cream ales and brown ales that are coming back into favor. Plus, Lori shares her favorite ways to work out so she can fully enjoy herself on her culinary journeys.

Also, we are thrilled to have podcast sponsor VARIDESK. When it comes to making your workspace as healthy as the rest of your life, well, they’ve got it going on. See all the cool goodies they offer here.

Some of our favorite quotes from Lori Rice in this episode include …  

Podcast Episode 59 Highlights With Lori Rice

  • The dessert trends she’s seeing around the U.S.
  • Her favorite place in the world to visit and what she eats and drinks there
  • The best beers for holiday food pairings
  • How she developed a love of running — plus how that helps her enjoy her food, drink and travels
  • The mental wellness aspect of enjoying certain recipes
  • Her favorite recipe for Holiday Cut Out Cookies with Spiced Ale
  • Plus, we talk about our favorite places to eat, drink and be merry including Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA and Lanai, HI

Get the episode with Lori Rice here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Where are your foodie destinations?  Let us know in the comments below! —Margo

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Podcast Ep 58: Making Positive Social Change With Andréa Ranae

Ready to raise your social consciousness and learn some hard lessons about privilege? In this episode, we talk to Andréa Ranae, a vision-led facilitator, coach and counselor and the co-founder of Whole/Self Liberation. Andréa spoke to us about how she combines her work in personal growth and social justice  with practical tools and wisdom to […]


Ready to raise your social consciousness and learn some hard lessons about privilege? In this episode, we talk to Andréa Ranae, a vision-led facilitator, coach and counselor and the co-founder of Whole/Self Liberation. Andréa spoke to us about how she combines her work in personal growth and social justice  with practical tools and wisdom to help people make positive changes in their lives and communities.

In this discussion, we get into loads of topics that are currently considered “touchy” — including what it means to “unlearn your privilege,” truly owning your sexuality and managing those oh-so-difficult conversations in these politically charged times. If you are looking for some inspiration to enact positive social change — get ready to find it here!

And please don’t forget to check out our podcast sponsor VARIDESK. When it comes to making your workspace as healthy as the rest of your life, well, they’ve got it going on. See all the cool goodies they offer here.

Our favorite words of wisdom from Andréa Ranae in this episode are … 

Podcast Episode 58 Highlights With Andréa Ranae

  • How to attain personal growth that supports and contributes to social change
  • The patriarchal beliefs that can keep you from owning your sexuality
  • Tips for handling people who shut you down when you dare to “talk politics”
  • Understanding the privileges you are born with and how unlearning them can enhance your communications with others
  • The difference between being “called in” versus “called out”
  • How, as women, we are conditioned to take care of everyone around us first
  • The power of self-love and self-care and how it helps to manifest change in our current reality
  • Why we are in a “constipated society”
  • Advice for healing yourself when there feels like there is insurmountable work to do

Get the episode with Andréa Ranae here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

How do you handle tricky political discussions? —Margo



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Podcast Ep 57: Dr. Stu Farrimond and the Science of Cooking

In this episode we speak to an actual food scientist: Stuart “Dr. Stu” Farrimond, author of The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking. He offers his best tips and advice for how handle all of your cooking and food prep — based on science. Wondering how to know which knives are worth the investment? […]


In this episode we speak to an actual food scientist: Stuart “Dr. Stu” Farrimond, author of The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking. He offers his best tips and advice for how handle all of your cooking and food prep — based on science. Wondering how to know which knives are worth the investment? Hoping to cook a juicy turkey? Not sure if your eggs are fresh? We break all that down — and plenty more! 

Dr. Stu’s path to writing a book about food and cooking was an unusual one, to say the least. He started as a medical doctor, but after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and developed epilepsy, he was forced to leave what he thought was his life’s passion. The medical world’s loss became the teaching world’s gain as he discovered his knack for explaining tricky scientific ideas with non-jargony talk. From there he fell into his niche of food science research (including finding the best biscuit to dunk in a cup of tea!), which led to the book he is so proud of today.

Also, don’t forget to give our podcast sponsor VARIDESK some love by checking out their active workspace products. We love them and think you will, too!

Some of our favorite quotes from this episode are …

Podcast Episode 57 Highlights With Dr. Stu

  • The best way to take care of eggs (hint — do NOT store them in the refrigerator door)
  • The best knives every cook should have on hand
  • Why he cooks pasta without oil in the water 
  • The real benefits of shopping organically and buying locally sourced foods
  • The science behind why some flavors work well with others — and why some don’t
  • Margo’s favorite recipe for the Perfect Eye of Round Roast
  • How to cool down your mouth when you eat something super spicy 
  • Tips for cooking holiday meat, like this citrus turkey brine (a favorite at Kristen’s Thanksgiving table every year)
  • Jenn’s obsession with sheet pan dinners and Ted Allen’s yummy kale salad recipe

Get the episode with Dr. Stu here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What are your favorite science facts about cooking and baking? Post about your experience in the comments below! Margo



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Podcast Ep 56: Dr. Josh Axe on Natural Health

Get ready for a super informative episode! Dr. Josh Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, a clinical nutritionist, a chiropractic physician and best-selling author with a passion to help people get well by using food as medicine. He recently authored Eat Dirt and Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine and operates one of the world’s most visited […]


Get ready for a super informative episode! Dr. Josh Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, a clinical nutritionist, a chiropractic physician and best-selling author with a passion to help people get well by using food as medicine. He recently authored Eat Dirt and Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine and operates one of the world’s most visited natural health websites at DrAxe.com.

We chatted with Dr. Axe about everything from functional medicine to adrenal fatigue to what his favorite essential oils are (hint — he never leaves home without his top pick!). Plus, he talks about his daily “spiritual triathlon,” favorite workouts and so much more.

Oh, and did you guys notice our new podcast sponsor? Yay, VARIDESK! Be sure to head on over to their site now to see all the cool active workspace goodies they offer. It’s seriously work- and life-changing! 

Some of our favorite quotes from this episode: 

Podcast Episode 56 Highlights With Dr. Josh Axe

  • The differences between traditional and functional medicine
  • The signs of adrenal fatigue and how to best treat it
  • How your food choices can affect your hormones
  • What causes a leaky gut and how it affects your overall health
  • His favorite essential oils and their different uses (and we share some of our favorites, too!)
  • Best practices for weight loss and the No. 1 food in which most people are deficient
  • The foods he keeps in his fridge and what he eats on a daily basis

Get the episode with with Dr. Axe here or below!

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Have you ever tried functional medicine? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 55: Talking Energy With Deana Welch

If you are looking for some guidance energy-wise, (I mean, how many of us are feeling really freaking tired these days?) have we got the expert for you! Deana Welch is an energy worker, creator of Self-Healing School, and she is on a mission to demystify all things “hippy dippy.” In this interview she shares […]


If you are looking for some guidance energy-wise, (I mean, how many of us are feeling really freaking tired these days?) have we got the expert for you! Deana Welch is an energy worker, creator of Self-Healing School, and she is on a mission to demystify all things “hippy dippy.” In this interview she shares the secret of how to make positive (and fast) changes in your life — all by working with your energy.

In this episode, Deana offers her own version of “Energy 101” — which explains the difference between managing your own energy fields versus having the energy to take on a task. (Spoiler: they’re different but related!) Plus, she gets into the fascinating details of what it means to have a low- versus a high-vibration situation and the importance of “being in your body.” We also get into how all of the craziness happening in the news today (and how many of us just want to hide from the world in times like this!) — makes self-help work like hers is more important than ever.

Some of our favorite quotes from this episode include …

Podcast Episode 55 Highlights With Deana Welch

  • What high versus low vibrations are and how they enhance or impede our enjoyment of life
  • The power of intuition and how to best tune into yours
  • Tips for being more “in your body”
  • Advice for parents on how to manage energy while raising kids
  • How to use food and exercise to increase our energy
  • Learning how to activate the power of receiving high vibrations — and how to receive them even if you think nobody is sending them your way
  • And in the pre-show we talk about “The Milkshake Study”

Get the episode with Deana Welch here or below!

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What makes you vibe high? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 54: Ruari Fairbairns of One Year No Beer

Have you ever looked at your life and realized you need to make some adjustments to make yourself happier and healthier? Ruari Fairbairns did, and in his case, that adjustment came in the form of giving up drinking alcohol for two years in the face of incredible peer pressure — and thinking he would lose […]


Have you ever looked at your life and realized you need to make some adjustments to make yourself happier and healthier? Ruari Fairbairns did, and in his case, that adjustment came in the form of giving up drinking alcohol for two years in the face of incredible peer pressure — and thinking he would lose his edge as one of the top brokers in the world. However, he soon realized that his fears were unfounded — and learned some other important life lessons to boot. Spurred by this life-changing experience, he and Andy Ramage, another broker, created the One Year No Beer (OYNB) program, which aims to help people rethink their relationship with alcohol and consider how their own lives, bodies, and health might change if they abstained for a month, six months, a year — or more.

And that’s what this week’s podcast ep is all about.

This episode (and the purpose of OYNB) is not about how to recognize if you have a true alcohol addiction. (Please speak to your doctor, therapist, or a trusted friend or family memeber if you have concerns about that.) Rather, it’s about learning to socialize without imbibing. Ruari offers suggestions on how to make abstaining fun and successful. He also clues us in on the kinds of people who join the challenge (16,000 strong around the world!) and his favorite OYNB success stories.

Some of our favorite quotes from this episode include …

Podcast Episode 54 Highlights With Ruari Fairbairns

  • The benefits for both mind and body when taking a break from alcohol
  • How to handle peer pressure, especially when faced with situations that usually consist of some form of drinking alcohol
  • Tips for setting yourself up for success (including “stealth drinking” — which isn’t what you think!)
  • The surprisingly tough part of giving up alcohol and facing your more authentic self
  • Why a fitness challenge is a huge help for those doing OYNB
  • Looking at the cessation of drinking as a challenge rather than something scary
  • What we can expect from his upcoming book, The 28-Day Alcohol-Free Challenge

Get the episode with Ruari Fairbairns here or below!

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What are your favorite ways to socialize without alcohol? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 53: Danielle LaPorte, Part 2

Photo: Catherine Just Hurrah! It’s time for the second part of our amazing interview with empowerment badass Danielle LaPorte (get Part 1 here!). We had such a great time and took down a million notes during our chat with Danielle that it only made sense to divide the interview into two different segments. And this second […]


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Hurrah! It’s time for the second part of our amazing interview with empowerment badass Danielle LaPorte (get Part 1 here!). We had such a great time and took down a million notes during our chat with Danielle that it only made sense to divide the interview into two different segments. And this second part is all about cultivating your creativity — and honoring your true inner self.

In this ep, we tell Danielle how much we love her truthbomb “Let it be easy” (or LIBE, as we like to say) and how it transformed the Fit Bottomed World. Also, we discuss the creative process she follows to get those truthbombs out to the world (she is a BIG fan of the Evernote app, by the way). Then we get into a subject all the FBGs love — music!

A few of our fave quotes from Danielle in this ep:

Podcast Episode 53 Highlights With Danielle LaPorte

  • The practical and magical ways she creates those beloved truthbombs
  • Her unique approach to remaining real on social media
  • How women can find (and honor) their true selves
  • What her creative process is like
  • How everything in life comes back to being a spiritual lesson
  • Learning how to say “no”
  • David Bowie Mondays and her musical spirit animal

Get the second half of our interview with Danielle LaPorte here!

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What kind of music do you listen to feel alive and creative? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 52: Danielle LaPorte, Part 1

We can hardly contain our excitement about this interview with the exceptional Danielle LaPorte! She just so happens to be an invited member of “Oprah’s Super Soul 100” and delivers the most amazing truthbombs you are ever going to hear. Ever. Our interview with her was so informative, inspiring and it kicked serious ass — so […]


We can hardly contain our excitement about this interview with the exceptional Danielle LaPorte! She just so happens to be an invited member of “Oprah’s Super Soul 100” and delivers the most amazing truthbombs you are ever going to hear. Ever. Our interview with her was so informative, inspiring and it kicked serious ass — so much so that we decided to break it up into two parts so you can have time to really digest her words of wisdom. Seriously, y’all are going to love this chat!

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In this ep we talked about her newest book White Hot Truth, her awesome 2018 planners, and what “core desired feelings” are. She also gives her thoughts on the current political climate and how motherhood is a spiritual journey. Plus, she lets us in on what she is keeping in her emergency earthquake kit (really!).

A couple of our favorite quotes (which are so good, we feel like we could use Danielle’s own words and call ’em truthbombs!) from this ep include …

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Podcast Episode 52 Highlights With Danielle LaPorte

  • What she and her girlfriends talk about these days
  • The 411 on “core desired feelings” and how they are the secret to helping you actualize your true goals
  • Her personal inspiration for her latest book White Hot Truth
  • What fitness means to her and how she makes time for self care
  • How her son is her favorite philosopher
  • Tips for moving beyond wanting to be the good girl (and why it matters)

Get the episode with Danielle LaPorte here!

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What are your core desired feelings? And, be sure to stay tuned for part 2. It gets even better! —Margo

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Podcast Ep 51: Travis Brorsen of My Big Fat Pet Makeover

With the U.S. pet obesity rate for dogs and cats at 50 percent, Animal Planet decided to hire expert dog trainer Travis Brorsen to star in its newest reality series, My Big Fat Pet Makeover, to help folks slim down their fur babies. So for this episode of the podcast, we peppered him with as many […]


With the U.S. pet obesity rate for dogs and cats at 50 percent, Animal Planet decided to hire expert dog trainer Travis Brorsen to star in its newest reality series, My Big Fat Pet Makeoverto help folks slim down their fur babies. So for this episode of the podcast, we peppered him with as many questions as we could about how to make the most of pet ownership!

A big advocate of positive reinforcement, Travis trained his own beloved boxer, Presley, well enough to win CBS’s Greatest American Dog competition in 2008 and is now one of the most well-respected trainers in the New York tri-state area. He talked to us about everything from what to feed our pets to how to build a bond with your animals to the lifesaving command every dog should know (and more!) in this super informative pet-loving episode.

Here are just a few of the standout nuggets he dropped on us:

Podcast Ep 51 Highlights With Travis Brorsen of My Big Fat Pet Makeover

  • Best practices when dealing with an overweight pet who doesn’t want to exercise
  • Figuring out the confusing labels on the back of our pets’ foods
  • Dry food versus wet food
  • Managing excitable dogs
  • The most challenging pets he helped on My Big Fat Pet Makeover
  • How owners tend to improve their fitness when they focus on improving their pet’s health
  • What growing up on a farm in Oklahoma taught him about pets and responsibility
  • The power of positive reinforcement
  • How you can train your pet in just 10 minutes per day

Get the episode with Travis Brorsen here!

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What are your tricks for getting your pets to be more active? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 50: Liz Vaccariello, Editor-In-Chief of Parents Magazine

Get ready to meet a media maven who runs four magazines (four!) for the Meredith Parenting Network including Parents, Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Family Fun, and Parents Latina, is the mom to social media-savvy tweens, and somehow still finds time to fit in her workouts (whew!). Liz Vaccariello is a very busy woman who has […]


Get ready to meet a media maven who runs four magazines (four!) for the Meredith Parenting Network including Parents, Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Family Fun, and Parents Latina, is the mom to social media-savvy tweens, and somehow still finds time to fit in her workouts (whew!). Liz Vaccariello is a very busy woman who has learned some incredibly useful lessons that we can all use to make our lives healthy and happier.

Jenn and I were lucky enough to chat with Liz about her advice for new moms (sometimes you just have to leave the kitchen counters alone and take a nap!). We also discussed how she speaks about food and body image with her young daughters, plus how she manages to put out several magazines a month and keep her cool. (Big hint: hire amazing people who want your job!)

Some of our favorite quotes from this ep are …

Podcast Ep 50 Highlights With Liz Vaccariello

  • How she makes time for an intense work schedule, her family, and her own health. 
  • The best piece of advice she ever received about motherhood.
  • How to talk to kids about current events.
  • The challenges of raising her daughters in the age of social media (one of whom has her own YouTube channel).
  • Talking about health and fitness with your kids to set a positive example.
  • The need for sleep!
  • How she shares the parenting responsibilities with her husband.
  • Her “aha moments” regarding posting pictures of her kids on social media.

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Get the episode with Liz Vaccariello here!

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What is the best piece of parenting advice you ever received? Post them in the comments below!—Margo

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Podcast Ep 49: Akbar Gbajabiamila, American Ninja Warrior Host

NFL star, sports commentator and entertainment personality Akbar Gbajabiamila hosts the popular Emmy-nominated show, “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, following competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses across the country. And we had the good fortune of speaking to him! We chatted with the very busy TV star about his favorite healthy living tips, […]


NFL star, sports commentator and entertainment personality Akbar Gbajabiamila hosts the popular Emmy-nominated show,American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, following competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses across the country. And we had the good fortune of speaking to him!

We chatted with the very busy TV star about his favorite healthy living tips, how Netflix got him to change his eating habits forever, and the difficulties of raising kids to be active when they are tethered to their phones and tablets. Plus, he gave us the real scoop on how hard it was to leave the NFL and figure out his path in life after professional sports.

A few of our favorite Akbar quotes from this ep include …

Podcast Episode 49 Highlights With Akbar Gbajabiamila

  • How his workouts have changed since leaving the NFL
  • The inspiring stories behind some of the contestants on  “American Ninja Warrior”
  • The documentaries that changed his eating habits
  • The challenges of giving up processed foods and sugars — and how it’s influenced his children’s eating habits as well
  • His favorite piece of life advice 

Get the episode with Akbar Gbajabiamila here or below!

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Are there any movies or documentaries that have changed the way you eat? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 48: Rebekah “BexLife” Borucki Replay!

This week the FBGs are taking a tip from Marty McFly and “going back in time” to our very first podcast episode with Rebekah Borucki of BexLife. The meditation guru, author, speaker and TV host certainly did not disappoint us. (Seriously, she is a big bucket of relaxing awesomesauce!) Bex gave us her best advice on […]


This week the FBGs are taking a tip from Marty McFly and “going back in time” to our very first podcast episode with Rebekah Borucki of BexLife. The meditation guru, author, speaker and TV host certainly did not disappoint us. (Seriously, she is a big bucket of relaxing awesomesauce!)

Bex gave us her best advice on finding your bliss when life seems a bit, shall we say, complicated and overwhelming The world is even a little crazier now than it was last year when we talked to her, so we thought our fellow FBGs would like to hear her message again!

Here are a few of our fave Bex quotes from this ep …

Podcast Episode 48 Highlights

  • Tips for finding time to meditate when life gets in the way
  • How she manages to be a mother of five and a business owner without losing her mind
  • Trying to stay hopeful in a world that can seem chaotic at times
  • Her amazing book, You Have Four Minutes to Change Your Life
  • Bex’s 21-Day Mantra Challenges
  • Tips for getting out of a personal funk (it’s not what you think!)
  • Plus, the latest news on why she decided to quit social media (for real!)

Also in this episode, Jenn and I talk about why we picked Bex as our first guest. Plus, we each share our dream guests to have on the podcast!

Get the episode with Bex here or below!

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Who else should we try and book on the show? Post them in the comments below! —Margo

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Podcast Ep 47: Duathlete Kristen Hetzel

Talk about a busy life! Kristen Hetzel is is the world’s No. 7 duathlete (run, cycle and run events), a professional cyclist, an actress and a physical therapist. We invited her on the podcast to talk about how she became a member of Team USA and how she manages to fit in all of her […]


Talk about a busy life! Kristen Hetzel is is the world’s No. 7 duathlete (run, cycle and run events), a professional cyclist, an actress and a physical therapist. We invited her on the podcast to talk about how she became a member of Team USA and how she manages to fit in all of her interests and responsibilities … like training twice a day on a regular basis. Whoa!

Kristen has a degree in biochemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University and a masters in physical therapy, so she knows her stuff, both as an athlete and expert. She was kind enough to share her best advice on how to avoid injury (including the four most important stretches you should perform after your workouts). And that’s not the only good info you’ll get from our conversation!

Some of our favorite takeaways from Kristen in this ep include …

Podcast Episode 47 Highlights With Kristen Hetzel

  • How she was introduced to duathlon
  • How her work as a physical therapist helps her to avoid potential injuries
  • The workout schedule she keeps when training for race season 
  • How she manages her three busy careers when she is in training
  • The visualization techniques she incorporates into her workout schedule
  • The paralympic athletes who inspire her to achieve greatness
  • Her best nutrition advice to stay healthy and remain focused

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I each discuss the logistics of planning our busy lives.

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How do you find time for your workouts? —Margo

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Podcast Episode 46: 1-Year Anniversary Ask the FBGs Edition

For our one-year anniversary (can you believe we have been doing the podcast for a year now?!), we decided to change things up a bit and answer questions posted to us by fans of the show. We tackle everything from how to get the stink out of your workout gear  to tips for meal prep […]


For our one-year anniversary (can you believe we have been doing the podcast for a year now?!), we decided to change things up a bit and answer questions posted to us by fans of the show. We tackle everything from how to get the stink out of your workout gear  to tips for meal prep and more!

We were really excited to answer your gym-related quandaries and even gave each other some cool new tips and hacks in this episode. After all, being an FBG means you are always learning and sharing your wisdom with others!

Podcast Episode 46 Highlights With the FBGs!

  • Tips for acne and breakouts on your body
  • Why you should keep a “pineapple top” with your hair while exercising
  • Our best laundry practices, plus advice from “cleaning guru” Shannon Lush
  • Ways to get more veggies into your diet if you are veggie-averse 
  • The importance of strength training as you get older
  • Understanding the difference between being “uncomfortable” and working a bit too hard during your workouts

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Do you have any questions for us for our next Ask the FBGs ep (because we’re totally doing this again)? Post them in the comments below and we’ll get to as many as we can next time! Margo

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Podcast Ep 45: Alison Feller of “Ali on the Run”

For this episode we talk with the one and only Alison Feller of the Ali on the Run blog and Ali on the Run Show podcast. She is an avid runner with six complete marathons and lots of half marathons under her belt. Which is amazing for anyone, but an especially remarkable achievement considering that she […]


For this episode we talk with the one and only Alison Feller of the Ali on the Run blog and Ali on the Run Show podcast. She is an avid runner with six complete marathons and lots of half marathons under her belt. Which is amazing for anyone, but an especially remarkable achievement considering that she deals with Crohn’s Disease — a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.

In this very candid chat, Ali gets real about how Crohn’s affects not just her running schedule but also her everyday life. (Spoiler: she is not always full of smiles and good humor!)

Some of our favorite quotes from Ali in this ep are …  

Podcast Episode 45 Highlights With Alison Feller

  • How Crohn’s Disease — which she has dealt with since childhood — affects her workout schedule and day-to-day living
  • How she tries to keep an upbeat attitude and a sense of humor during a flare (but no poop emojis, please!)
  • Her experience managing her love of exercise when flares happen
  • Her experience with depression when she was not able to work out
  • How her dog Ellie helps her
  • The importance of taking social media breaks
  • How her husband and family give her reality checks when her attitude is sour
  • Being a “Crohn’s Scout” when going on walking excursions
  • Her favorite podcast eps she has produced so far

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I confess our most embarrassing workout stories!

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Podcast Episode 44: Devyn Sisson and ‘Kitchen Intuition’

In this episode we have a fun chat with self-taught chef and self-declared “foodie extraordinaire” Devyn Sisson. Devyn recently wrote Kitchen Intuition, and is the daughter of Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. So, it’s pretty darn safe to say that she was indoctrinated into a healthy lifestyle at a young age. In fact, Devyn became so […]


In this episode we have a fun chat with self-taught chef and self-declared “foodie extraordinaire” Devyn Sisson. Devyn recently wrote Kitchen Intuition, and is the daughter of Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. So, it’s pretty darn safe to say that she was indoctrinated into a healthy lifestyle at a young age.

In fact, Devyn became so consumed with eating perfectly that she developed an eating disorder called Orthorexia Nervosa, which is an obsession with healthy eating where sufferers are so worried about any possible negatives in their food choices that can’t enjoy eating anything. While studying for her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, she learned to apply intuitive eating principles into her cooking — and in doing so, brought back the joy of eating.

Some of our favorite quotes from Devyn in this ep …

Podcast Episode 44 Highlights With Devyn Sisson

  • How she went from being overly focused on healthy foods to finding joy in eating
  • What intuitive cooking means and how it helps her deal with cooking for multiple picky eaters
  • Tips for meal prep that won’t cost you an entire Sunday afternoon (hooray!)
  • Why she doesn’t include exact measurements in her recipes (or, shall we say “guessipes!”)
  • Her famous Banana Waffles and how they are always a crowd-pleaser
  • News about the opening of her Primal Kitchen restaurant in Culver City, Calif.

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss our own “guessipies” and our favorite ingredients we use the most.

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Do you ever use “intuitive cooking” in your kitchen? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 43: Cat Lincoln, CEO of CLEVER

If your career isn’t everything you want it to be and you need some inspiration to try something new, you will love this episode with Cat Lincoln, founder and CEO of Clever. (You might recognize the award-winning, multi-million-dollar influencer marketing company from Batkid Make-a-Wish Day in San Francisco in 2013). Cat went from working the hardcore […]


If your career isn’t everything you want it to be and you need some inspiration to try something new, you will love this episode with Cat Lincoln, founder and CEO of Clever. (You might recognize the award-winning, multi-million-dollar influencer marketing company from Batkid Make-a-Wish Day in San Francisco in 2013). Cat went from working the hardcore banking life to being a lifestyle blogger to eventually creating her own social media business and being recognized as a Fortune 500 executive. Bam!

In this episode (which is part of our Like a Boss series — get them all here!), Cat talks about the various kinds of sexism she’s encountered over the years while establishing her brand, along with her best advice for dealing with misogynistic behavior. Also covered in this lively and informative discussion, the “wild west” days of blogging, creating an office environment that feels cohesive when everyone works remotely, and what it’s like to work with your two best friends.  

Our favorite quotes from Cat from this episode …

Podcast Episode 43: Highlights With Cat Lincoln

  • What it’s like to start an influencer company with your best friends
  • The way CLEVER fosters a female-empowerment vibe and how that differs from her corporate world background
  • What is means to get “cupcaked” in the business world
  • Why she decided to leave a comfortable job at Wells Fargo to become a professional blogger
  • The deets on her first client being an actual Real Housewife of New York
  • The best (and worst) part about being a boss
  • Her favorite places to travel (which is nice when you have a “no set vacation” policy!)

Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss our dream travel destinations if money and time were no object.

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Where would you travel if money and time were no object? —Margo

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Podcast Ep 42: Lindsay Miller of POPSUGAR

Get ready to meet an amazing woman with just about the coolest media job out there: Lindsay Miller, news and culture director for the popular news, culture, entertainment and fashion site POPSUGAR. As a multimedia journalist she has covered the Oscars red carpet and the Cannes Film Festival — and even reported backstage from New York […]


Get ready to meet an amazing woman with just about the coolest media job out there: Lindsay Miller, news and culture director for the popular news, culture, entertainment and fashion site POPSUGAR. As a multimedia journalist she has covered the Oscars red carpet and the Cannes Film Festival — and even reported backstage from New York Fashion Week. (Like seriously, she has a dream job!)

In this episode she talks about what it is really like to work with the uber-famous, her best advice for advancing in your career (this is the second ep in our Like a Boss series!), beauty on-the-fly tips and her current favorite reads.

Our favorite Lindsey Miller quotes from this interview:

 

Podcast Episode 42 Highlights With Lindsay Miller

  • How she landed such a fabulous career after growing up in Boise, Idaho; and one hint? Never turn down a Reader’s Digest internship!
  • What it was like covering celebrity news at E! during the Tiger Woods scandal, Britney Spears’ woes and “The Bling Ring
  • The utter madness of red carpet events
  • The number of people on a celebrity’s team who help them look so amazing on camera and in person
  • Her favorite on-the-fly beauty and fashion tips, including a novel use for makeup sponges
  • Some of the most memorable stories she’s worked on over the years
  • Drew Barrymore’s general awesomeness
  • Her top reading picks right now: Who Thought this Was a Good Idea?  by Alyssa Matromonaco (President Obama’s former deputy chief of staff), Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward and Jessica Valenti’s newsletter, The Week in Patriarchy
  • How women are multifaceted in their interests (to which we say, “Hell yeah!”)

Also in this episode, we discuss our current favorite books.

Jenn’s Picks

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

White Hot Truth by Danielle LaPorte

Kristen’s Picks

The Power of One: A Novel by Bryce Courtenay

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Margo’s Picks

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley

Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

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What is your dream job? What are your favorite current reads? Let us know in the comments below! —Margo

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