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Thirsty: the podcast

This is a podcast about love, life, and a second chance. Though our marriages failed, we still believe in the power of a great love story. We share the best (and worst!) dating stories, the highs and lows, lessons learned, and nothing’s off limits - well, except for Laura’s refusal to date anyone who lives more than 30 minutes outside her radius. This is Thirsty: the podcast - because sometimes life leaves you wanting more. IG: @thirstythepodcast FB: Thirsty the Podcast www.thirstythepodcast.com

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The Download on Sex, Dating, and Soulmates

Thirsty wraps up season 2 by diving into a conversation about sex, dating, and the idea of the ever-elusive soulmate. No matter whether you are partnered, dating, or single, we all look for meaningful relationships that make our lives better. Laura and Heather download how real connections are the secret to unlocking… everything we ever wanted.

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16 May 2022

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Ghosted Gary

In dating, sometimes there just isn’t anything left to say. Ghosting is a common dating phenomenon, and even Laura can admit that she’s gone silent on a match from time to time. However, what if that match pops up six months later? A year later? When is it time to take the plunge, and when do you need to walk away? We’re talking about it all in this week’s episode.


9 May 2022

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Forgetful Fitz

While dating is usually a good time, sometimes it can feel like you’ve entered your very own Twilight Zone. Initially, Forgetful Fitz came across as thoughtful, kind, and empathetic. Heather had high hopes for this particular match, but — after a series of unfortunate events — she revoked her own license to date. Fitz reminded Heather that in online dating, things are not always as they seem, but sometimes having a little fun can lead to a lot of healing.


25 Apr 2022

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Text Buddy Ben

Lately, Laura’s been working on expanding her dating parameters beyond a 30-minute driving radius. However, she may have overshot her goal when she matched with a man who lives an entire plane ride away! While it soon became clear that a love story wasn’t in the cards, Text Buddy Ben was right on point as a true friend. In other news, we’re shaking down Bumble business tactics, pondering medicinal clip art, and wondering just how people caught catfish before Facetime.


18 Apr 2022

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Body Talk

Why does the relationship we have with our own bodies feel so complicated? After all, they stick with us our entire lives. How do we become our very own Hype Girls? Today, we’re talking about how we see ourselves, why getting strong smashes the scale, and when a little Botox goes a very long way (margaritas may have been involved.) Pull up a chair — it’s time to have a body talk.


11 Apr 2022

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Invisible Ian

In every way, Ian was a dream date: so sweet, so kind, and so thoughtful. So, how could he be utterly invisible? This is the story of the match everyone forgets Heather dated (including Heather.) Despite a kind heart, an award-winning first kiss, and the cutest canine in the land—this love affair wasn’t meant to be. Though he may not have left a lingering impression, Ian did teach Heather one big lesson: life doesn’t have to leave you jaded.


4 Apr 2022

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Surface Level Liam

Once in awhile, we find ourselves won over by kind words, simple flattery, and more than a little banter. However, beneath all this well-meaning attention, is anything really… real? Laura found herself in just such a conundrum when she met Surface Level Liam. He was the match who arrived in a perfectly wrapped package, yet left Laura pondering who this man really was and, what he wanted from her. This week’s dating story dives deeper into one major human truth: attention is a hell of a drug.


28 Mar 2022

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Left Turn Larry

This is the story of Left Turn Larry, the match who changed direction with dizzying speed, and Heather couldn’t keep up. The texts were spicy, the boundaries blurry, and nobody knew what twists and turns might lie ahead. Heather’s gonna need a map to untangle this mixmaster of a tale. Today we’re talking about speaking up, setting limits, and trying to navigate dating when the path ahead isn’t clear.


21 Mar 2022

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What I Wish I Knew Then

This episode closes out Thirsty’s 3-part conversation with Carmelita Tiu, host and producer of Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them, a podcast about how to raise and be strong women. We’re finishing up by covering the lessons we’ve learned the hard way, and how we can impart that knowledge to our children.


14 Mar 2022

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The Gift of Divorce

In part 2 of Thirsty’s conversation with Carmelita Tiu, podcast host and producer of Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them, we’re doing something radical: we’re calling divorce a “gift.” Yes, a gift. While divorce often represents a hard left turn, it also brings us the ability to explore and rediscover who we are, what we want, and how we can evolve. Whether we’re talking about disaster dating, pink hair dye, or the adventure of a lifetime, it’s all an opportunity to build a fantastic second chapter.


14 Mar 2022

Rank #10