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Cosmo Happy Hour

The editors of Cosmopolitan.com discuss everything from pop culture to sex to fashion in a hilarious weekly roundtable. Hosted by Elisa Benson and featuring special celebrity guests.

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Mental Health

1 out of every 5 adults experiences mental illness, yet there still seems to be a stigma surrounding mental health. Host Elisa Benson is joined by singer/songwriter Mary Lambert, medical and wellness expert Dr.Susan Biali, and founder of The Den Meditation Tal Rabinowitz to talk about the importance of taking care of your brain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44mins

12 Jul 2016

Rank #1

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Cheaters Confess

As every Cosmo reader knows, the only thing more salacious than talking about love and sex is talking about love, sex, and LIES. Cosmopolitan.com editors Emma Barker and host Elisa Benson interview a couple who talks candidly about how cheating has impacted their relationship, plus hear from several readers who share heartbreaking stories about lying partners, naughty affairs with roommates, and birthdays and anniversaries wrecked by cheating.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

29 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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Polyamory

Join Elisa Benson and Cosmopolitan.com's Senior Sex & Relationships Editor, Ali Drucker, as they explore the world of polyamory. Interviews include Dedeker Winston, Jase Lindgren and Emily Matlack from the "Multiamory" podcast, and more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

28 Mar 2017

Rank #3

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How To Land Your First Job

Stressing that you have a diploma and no job offers lined up? Tune into this episode for a crash course on how to make yourself a hot commodity to employers. Host Elisa Benson is joined in studio by Cosmopolitan.com's Site Director, Amy Odell, and Cosmopolitan.com's Editorial Assistant, Madison Feller. Interviews include Who What Wear's Hillary Kerr, and Oscar Mayer Wienermobile spokesperson Lizzie Duffey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

27 Jun 2017

Rank #4

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Pubic Hair

Brazilian, shave, or au natural? Let's talk about pubic hair! Join Elisa Benson in studio with Cosmopolitan.com's Senior Sex & Relationships Editor, Ali Drucker, as they discuss the trends, questions, and preferences of it between men and women. Guests include contributing writers Frank Kobola and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, who share their opinions and shocking results of a Cosmopolitan.com survey all about - you guessed it - pubic hair.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

2 May 2017

Rank #5

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Body Image and the Internet

In 2015, one woman's photo of stretch marks of a post-baby body can spark a worldwide body-positive moment overnight. But has the influx in images of "real bodies" made us feel better about our own? Cosmopolitan.com editors Emma Barker, Elizabeth Narins, Alanna Nunez and host Elisa Benson discuss Cosmo's most viral body image stories and how they've impacted the way millennial women feel about health, sex, celebrity ideals, and their own unfiltered selves.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

30 Sep 2015

Rank #6

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Ask a Hot Guy Anything

Resident Cosmopolitan.com hotties Mark Conte and Shakeel Simmons join editors Lauren Lumsden and host Elisa Benson to candidly discuss Tinder dating, what defines a fuckboy, whether twentysomething men ever think about marriage, and other burning questions you would probably never ask the guy you’re hooking up with IRL.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

19 Jan 2016

Rank #7

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Why I Cheated On My Spouse

Getting down to the truth about cheating isn't that easy. Elisa Benson and Cosmopolitan.com's Senior Sex & Relationships Editor, Ali Drucker, chat with real people who have cheated in the past and break down the complexity of the simple question- why?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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Body Positivity

It's time to end body shaming for once and for all, and celebrate all bodies! Host Elisa Benson is joined in studio by Cosmopolitan.com's Senior Fitness and Health Editor, Elizabeth Narins, as they chat with three women who are at the forefront of the body positivity movement. Interviews include author Lindy West, yoga instructor and author Jessamyn Stanley, and body positivity advocate Megan from @bodyposipanda..See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 11mins

11 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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Living in Debt

Our society is so eager to encourage spending money, yet nobody is talking about the crippling affects of what happens to your life when you’re in debt. Join Elisa Benson and Cosmopolitan.com's Social Media Manager, Caitlin Scott, as they speak with real women in debt, and get tips from financial expert and New York Times best-selling author Nicole Lapin on how to get out of it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

16 May 2017

Rank #10

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The Reality of Reality TV

We call it reality TV, but is it real? Host Elisa Benson and Cosmopolitan.com's Senior Entertainment Editor, Eliza Thompson, get down to the bottom of this question by going to those who know best - reality TV stars! Interviews include "The Hills" star Spencer Pratt, and from "The Bachelor" season 19 and "Bachelor In Paradise" seasons 2 and 3, Ashley I!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

20 Dec 2016

Rank #11

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Fuckboys with Lauren Giraldo

We all have a story of a fuckboy in our life who makes us want to face palm just thinking about him. You are not alone! On today's episode, social media starlet Lauren Giraldo joins Elisa Benson and Cosmopolitan.com's Sex & Relationships Editor, Ali Drucker, to dissect the innerworkings of that guy we loathe - the fuckboy. Interviews feature outrageous, real life stories from Cosmo girls that you must hear!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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The Best Sex Position For Your Zodiac Sign

You may know your sign, but do you know what that says about you in bed? Astrologer and authors of the book Cosmopolitan Bedside Astrologer: The Ultimate Guide to Your Star Power Aurora Tower and Laura Brounstein join host Elisa Benson in the studio as they get down to the nitty gritty with what your zodiac sign means for your sex life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

1 Nov 2016

Rank #13

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20s vs 30s: Does It Get Any Easier?

Are your 20s really the best time in your life, or are they the hardest? Does everything get easier after 30, or are we even more confused? Host Elisa Benson is joined by Cosmopolitan.com's site director Amy Odell, associate editor Tess Koman, and assistant editor of Snapchat discover Carina Hseih to discuss life in your 20s vs. life in your 30s.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50mins

30 Aug 2016

Rank #14

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Stripper Confessions

We think we know what being a stripper entails, but do we really have any idea? Host Elisa Benson chats with two women in the stripping industry, including Kasey Koop, a stripper who is also a comedian and writer. This is one juicy episode you cannot miss!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

21 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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A Feminist Discussion About Changing A Woman's Last Name

Join Elisa Benson for a very special Happy Hour episode! With a studio panel including Cosmopolitan.com's Tess Koman & Kathleen Kamphausen, and author Julie Pennell, the four women discuss the tradition of a woman changing her name with marriage from a feminist perspective. Guests include writer Jill Filipovic, and Cosmo girl Alicia Conway Rock!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #16

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How To Deal With Failure And Rejection

Break-ups, flunking an exam, missing that promotion at work - at some point in life, we all get rejected from something. Host Elisa Benson and Cosmopolitan.com's Entertainment Editor Patti Greco chat with comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish, tv host and media coach Suzanne Sena, and celebrity psychotherapist Dr. Lisa Palmer about how to deal with rejection and failure in life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

22 Nov 2016

Rank #17

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Behind the Scenes of "The Bold Type"

Freeform's new show, "The Bold Type", is making major waves! Since it's inspired by our very own Joanna Coles and loosely based around Cosmopolitan, Elisa is joined by Cosmopolitan.com's Entertainment Director, Patti Greco, as they chat at the Cosmo offices with the leading ladies: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, and Meghann Fahy. Interviews also include "The Bold Type" creator and Executive Producer, Sarah Watson; Heart's Chief Content Officer, Joanna Coles; and "The Bold Type" aftershow host, Ally Nasta!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

25 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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How Women Talk at Work: Sorry Not Sorry

Of course millennial women want to sound confident and intelligent in the workplace — but are attacks on typically feminine speech patterns like upspeak and vocal fry really helping women get ahead? Cosmo editors Amy Odell, Alie Martell, and host Elisa Benson discuss the line between practical career advice and sexism. Guests include TV writer Laura Beck and Levo’s VP of content development Kathleen Harris.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

10 Nov 2015

Rank #19

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I'm An Adult Virgin

The average age a woman loses her virginity is 17.2 — so what happens ifyou’re in your twenties and still haven’t? Elisa joins three women wholive and date in NYC to discuss myths about virgins, the reaction they getfrom potential hookups, and why you don’t have to live a life defined byyour sexual experience.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

31 May 2016

Rank #20