This is a bonus episode!
On our show in Washington DC this April 2018 we had a blast talking love with dating expert Erika Ettin, Other Men Need Help Podcast producer Mark Pagan and comedian Gastor Almonte. It was so much fun that we HAD to share it with you, hope you enjoy it!
This show was hosted by Singleling’s Vanessa Valerio and Singleling’s dear friend the hilarious Cara Foran, producer of The Perfect Liars Club DC.
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This is a bonus episode!
The way we meet our significant others in the 21st century is very different from the way my mom and dad met.. on this episode we talk about the way lovers meet, how they keep the fire going and how they realized this person was THE one.
We talked to Vana Koutsomitis, the co-creator of DatePlay, an app that combines dating with games. She tells us about her background, why she thinks online dating is so effective and what is the future of dating.
Megan Hodge, an advocate for body positive attitude, tells us her love story, and you wont believe how it worked out!
Yovanka Sanchez is a storyteller and the founder of La Mariposa Films. She tells us how she met her husband and how after 18 years together they are still in love, as if it was the first date.
Jaime Brickhouse is an author and storyteller in NYC. His memoir and solo show “Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex and My Mother” has been praised by Time Out Magazine and the Washington Post, saying: “no shortage of drama or humor”, and it will be part of the DC Fringe Festival this July, in Minneapolis in August and in San Francisco in September.
The #MeToo movement has changed not only the workplace, but also the dating scene. Getting someone too many drinks on a date, to get a few more kisses out of it is not right. Buying someone a drink doesn’t give you permission to take them home, and seeing a woman with a pronounced cleavage is not a green light for anything. Consent is the only green or red light you should get. Today’s episode is dedicated to teach you and me about consent.
Matty Konrath, a 30-something year old woman living in NYC, who went to a curly hair salon in the neighborhood of Gramercy in Manhattan, and did not get the best haircut… or experience.
Domina Franco, a sex educator, coach and writer who has been studying human sexuality for over 20 years.
For the male perspective we talked with Mark Pagan, who, for personal curiosity, has been studying masculinity for a while and produces the awarded podcast: Other Men Need Help.
We also talked to Jamie Ansley and Courtney Cleman from The V Club.
Courtney Cleman is a New York City based sex + relationship expert. She co-founded The V Club in New York City to help women and men break down the mental barriers that prevent them from having the love life they desire.
Jamie Anslie is a drama therapist. She teaches group and private classes and also leads the Talk Love Chat support group.
The V Club is a space that offers masterclasses that teach women and men everything they need to know about dating, love and relationships to create the love life of their dreams. It currently offers 5 types of classes: How to Get a Second Date, Ladies Come First, Men by Design, The Mature Woman’s Guide to Sexual Health and Relationships and Talk Love: Chat Group.
Your host and producer is Vanessa Valerio.
Our music on this episode is the song “Colorless” by Twintapes.
Today’s episode is sponsored by TukFab, a tuk tuk design and fabrication company.
Love stories… Everyone has one, or will have one.
Elena and Juani, a Venezuelan and an Argentinean whose strong attraction followed them forever. This story is part of Liebes Gluck, a book of love stories around the world written by German journalist Kathrin Werner. This story was recorded over a telephone call, sorry if audio is not great!
Michele Carlo tells us about being hopeful and never stop, no matter what, because every obstacle can be a great opportunity.
David Crabb is a storyteller that after many years living in New York moved to Los Angeles with his husband.
Natasha Price tells us how love sometimes ends up differently of what we expect… and her story is an introduction to our next episode.
Music by Twintapes.
Special thanks to:
Storytelling at Big Irvs
Speak Up Rise Up Festival
This episode of Singleling showcases stories about young loves. The first love that drove us crazy in many different ways.
On this episode:
Courtney Weber is a Wiccan Priestess, writer, Tarot Adviser, and metaphysical teacher living in McMinnville, OR. She is the author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess and the forthcoming Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself. She is also the producer and designer of Tarot of the Boroughs, a contemporary photographic Tarot deck set in New York City.
Becca Beberaggi is a NYC based writer, comedian and performer. She has written for Elite Daily, XOJan, Paste Magazine and others, her sketch can be seen on Funny or Die. She has appeared at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival.
Boo Trundle is a novelist and short story writer, a blogger, and a recording artist. Also a seeker of solace through high art, low art, and Eastern philosophy. Gullible, random, exposed, and weighty, as needed.
Vanessa Golembewski is a TV writer and producer. She hosts a monthly comedy storytelling show called "Before The Internet." You can see her work in The Onion, Above Average, and a bunch of lady magazines.
Bobby Hankinson is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and creative. You can see him hosting the LGBTQ comedy and storytelling show Kweendom, a TimeOut NY and New York Times Critics’ Pick.
Your host, Vanessa Valerio is a Moth storySlam winner, native from the Dominican Republic living in Brooklyn. She performs stories about her time living in Europe, her childhood in the Caribbean, and her crazy life as a 30-something single woman in NYC.
Music by Twintapes.com