September 21, 2022
Kara’s friend Lauren is a composer, entrepreneur music teacher, artist, and so much more. She’s multipassionate, and she joins Kara and Becky for their fiftieth podcast episode. Lauren shares her thoughts on diversity in the music world, defining success for yourself, and even her philosophy on romance! Listen to Lauren and Becky bond over a love of David Sedaris, and learn how Lauren would like to remembered when she is no longer with us.
Find Lauren on her website, LaurenSpavelko.com, and on her studio’s Facebook page, MusicalLifeStudio.
Watch Lauren perform her composition “Baby Book” adapted into Italian in Italy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxuqPlxJg8g
July 27, 2022
Both Becky and Kara have recently embarked on freelance careers. Becky is a full-time freelance copywriter, and Kara is a part-time freelance copyeditor in addition to her regular job as a teacher. They talk about what each one has learned from launching this new career, including why they each chose to go freelance, the challenges each has faced, and the goals each has for the future.
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June 29, 2022
Max Chan, of the Chan with a Plan podcast, joins Kara and Becky to chat about that hot social media network all the cool kids are using these days—no, not TikTok. The other hot social media network, LinkedIn! Max shares his tips and thoughts on how to use this platform to further your career, and the three of them also chat about what it’s like to pivot careers in general.
Listen to Becky’s appearance on Max’s podcast here!
May 25, 2022
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Becky and Kara are both crafty and also something else that starts with a C, and they won’t shut up about it! Listen to their reflections on the role of crafting in their childhoods, what they do now (painting, needle felting, and more for Becky; writing and knitting for Kara), and what they aspire to do in the future.
A perfect episode to listen to while you’re crafting!
April 13, 2022
In the second part of their deep dive into Netflix’s scamtastic offerings, Kara and Becky discuss The Tinder Swindler. This documentary follows the experience that three women each had with Simon Leviev, who swindled each of them out of tens of thousands of dollars. Listen to Kara and Becky grapple with the women’s gullibility, the scale of Simon’s deception, and what we can learn from this type of scam.
March 23, 2022
Becky and Kara unpack why scammers like Anna Sorokin, featured in Inventing Anna on Netflix, are so fascinating. From friendships to fashion, Anna navigated her way through high society in New York to the tune of millions of dollars scammed from individuals and companies. Did she believe her lies? How did the series measure up to real events? Why do we love scammers so much?
This is the first part of a two-part episode; in Part 2, we take on The Tinder Swindler!
February 9, 2022
Kara and Becky chat with the founder and owner of Jenka Clothing Co., Kim Melbourne. Kim started her athleisure clothing company during the pandemic after realizing there was a niche for affordable but quality leggings. She has since expanded her offerings to sports bras, joggers, and more. Listen to a discussion on the clothing industry, running a business as a mom of two kids, and … Pete Davidson? Somehow.
Listen to the episode to hear a discount code you can use for 15% off your next order from Jenka!
Follow Kim on Instagram and TikTok!
January 19, 2022
Becky and Kara are both optimists—but not always in the same ways! It’s even harder to be optimistic in times of uncertainty. But these two girls have some tricks up their sleeve that help their optimism shine even in the dark times. From what makes someone optimistic to the strategies that recharge our attitude, you won’t want to miss this conversation.
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December 22, 2021
Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term highly sensitive person to describe someone who experiences overarousal and overstimulation, often from everyday triggers. Her book distills a career’s worth of research into an accessible guide. Kara and Becky both consider themselves highly sensitive, but their sensitivity sometimes manifests in different ways. Listen to them talk about how they realized their sensitivity and what they got from reading this book.
You can also read Kara’s review of the book.
October 6, 2021
Kara and Becky chat with Montréal photographer Victoria Vonapartis. From models to food, Vic loves creative shoots—even if it means contorting herself into awkward positions sometimes! Listen to us talk about creativity, copyright, community, and everything else that a young, entrepreneurial woman needs in this day and age.
For more about Vic, check out her Instagram and her food ‘gram as well.