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Not Killing It

Ross and Lauzie are leaving their 20s and NOT killing it. This self-help/self-deprecating comedy podcast sees two fuckups explore the lowlights and heartbreaks of their 20s with wit and candor, all while learning how to better their situation along the way. If you’ve ever felt like you’ve acquired a decade’s worth of wisdom with little to show for it, come listen to the anti-Ted Talk that is Not Killing It.

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We Are America’s Next Top Model (ft. Shandi Sullivan)

Not Killing It welcomes Shandi Sullivan (@shanthraxttm) to the Pod, Fan Favorite from Season 2 of America’s Next Top Model. Shandi came in having no modeling experience to almost winning, birthing one of reality TV’s first “caterpillar-to-butterfly” story arcs. Ross and Lauzie check in with Shandi to talk about her experiences with Top Model, living in a house rigged for cameras, and the famous tryst in a hot tub that led to an iconic line. They cover experiencing life as a model after the show, to where she is now. Later, Ross and Lauzie do an epic runway walk-off, where Shandi and Phill judge who becomes America’s Next Top Model...in Lauzie’s Apartment. (Find the footage of the walk-off on our Instagram!)  PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

1hr 11mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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We Perform Gay Porn (ft. Boomer Banks)

 Fashion Designer, Porn Octagon, and Queer Activist...is there anything adult star Boomer Banks can’t do? Not Killing It welcomes the mogul to discuss how he got his start in the entertainment industry, what a porn set is really like, and the responsibility he feels toward queer youth. The gang talks about gay porn vs. straight porn, what it’s like to be objectified, and whether having a massive penis is all it’s cracked up to be. Lauzie’s Not Killing It leaves us very concerned for horses, while Ross is spotted “crying” around Hell’s Kitchen. At the end, Ross and Lauzie get christened with porn names...they may regret. PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us:  @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

1hr 24mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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We Consult About Mental Health and Its Stigmas (ft. The Huffington Post’s Lindsay Holmes)

Ross educates the group on what it’s like being a whore for Halloween, concluding with a reveal that shocks the group. Lauzie reveals a vulnerable side to herself by reading a piece of life advice she wrote long ago — but not before revealing a very spicy Not Killing It Moment of the Week. Lindsay Holmes (@lindsaygholmes), Senior Wellness Editor at The Huffington Post, joins the gang to give some advice on mental health, the stigmas society imposes on those seeking diagnoses and treatment, and her favorite dog Instagram accounts to follow. If you need help, free and anonymous help is available 24/7 through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 OR use the Crisis Text Line by texting "Home" to 741741 Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

1hr 3mins

14 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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We MAY??? Buy Our First Home (ft. Stephanie of The Chatham House)

As we transition out of our 20s and aspire to buy property, Stephanie of The Chatham House ( @thechathamhouse ) joins the show for an in-depth look at the process of mortgaging a first home. Stephanie walks us through the decision-making that led her to The Chatham House, provides helpful tips any prospective owner should keep in mind, and comes armed with financial saving strategies. Ross reveals the suddenness of his own childhood home about to be sold, while Lauzie details a waxing gone horrificly wrong as her Not Killing It Moment of the Week. Later, Ross and Lauzie give Stephanie (and the listeners) a dive into their purchasing habits, as she judges whether or not each are on track to buy a home...or end up with four roommates.  PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

1hr 7mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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We Deal With Rejection (ft. Emily Winter)

Comedian Emily Winter was tired of being rejected. So what did she do? She turned it into a game, accumulated 101 rejections over the course of 2018, and suddenly found herself in The New York Times and on Good Morning America for her efforts. Not Killing It talks to Emily to find out about her ups and downs of the year, pushing past your negative self talk, and what to tell yourself if you’re afraid of peeing in your chair on national television. Ross finds his entire life is Not Killing It, while a stranger thinks complimenting Lauzie turns out to be something entirely different.   Catch Emily’s New York Times article, I Got Rejected 101 Times PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

48mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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We... Could Be Cleaner... (ft. Sean Hart)

Do we stink? Are we actually practicing good hygiene? Comedian Sean Hart joins the team as they try and figure it out. The gang competes in a Gross-Off, and shares tips on getting to your cleanest self. Ross “discovers” there are two different kinds of avocados, Lauzie finds a mysterious rash on her face, while Sean may never be able to show his face at work again. Phill puts up with all of this. PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

55mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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We Are Not Engaged (ft. Mary McCarthy)

When Mary McCarthy (@NotEngaged, The Goodpie Girl) was leaving her 20s, she found herself in a classic Not Killing It scenario: the last in her friend-group to be not engaged. She started to parody Instagram engaged photos with her ring-less left hand. Soon, Good Morning America, the BBC, Rachael Ray, and more came calling. Ross and Lauzie talk to Mary, an actor/writer/producer, about success occurring in places you don’t expect, what her success says about content for single women on social media, and potentially dying at The Rachael Ray Show. Featuring two Not Killing It Moments of the Week, where Ross realizes he’s been doing dating all wrong, and Lauzie asks us to solve a drunken mystery.   Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

47mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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We Do Odd Jobs (ft. Caroline Castro)

 Odd jobs are what life is all about for struggling 20somethings, and Not Killing It welcomes comedian Caroline Castro to reminisce on some of our most memorable experiences while doing them. The gang talks about the stigma of being on unemployment benefits, Caroline’s “intern” experience at a mega-church cult, and fun facts about employment. Lauzie basically assaults a total stranger, while Ross reflects on how his life has changed in the last two months — along with a surprise revelation.  PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

1hr 5mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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We Are Under Arrest?!?! (Ft. Anonymous Police Officer)

The Not Killing It crew gets a peek into what life is like as an officer of the law, courtesy of a real life officer. The gang’s questions about the law are answered, with accounts of harrowing experiences. Lauzie finds out whether her wildest moments should have landed her in cuffs and shares how she is like Ernest Hemingway. Ross makes an early New Year's resolution. NOTE: This episode features bleeping of the Officer’s name and Department she works for to protect her identity. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

36mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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We Vision Board HARD (ft. Mia Bloomfield)

As the gang rings in the New Year and Lauzie turns 30, Ross encounters many of his prior Not Killing Its converging on a single party. When confronted with a problem that would take five seconds to solve, Lauzie decides she can’t be bothered to get out of bed. Ross and Lauzie welcome Vision Boardist Mia Bloomfield to help the two learn how to set goals, and manifest the 2019 of their dreams through tips, tricks, and visions. PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

1hr 8mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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We Are Unemployed (ft. Anna Roisman)

As comedian Anna Roisman left her 20s, she lost her job, and thus a new comedic brand was born: Unemployed Anna (@unemployedanna). A producer/writer/performer, Anna joins the gang of Not Killing It to talk about turning unfortunate circumstances into ongoing opportunities, pushing yourself through the grind, and how we want to kick Broadway child actors who have two-show days. The group tests The Normal Way versus The Ross Way, and Lauzie’s shoulder makes a particularly uncelebrated filmed debut. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

52mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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We Become New Mothers (ft. Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand)

 What does someone learn a year after being a new mother — while running as a production company? Producer and Actress Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand dishes with Not Killing It on everything from how to feed your nipple to a newborn, what she discovered while running a business, and blows our minds with the term “genital identity”. Lauzie gets called out and insulted — in a major public area, while we’re severely questioning how Ross has made it this far as an adult. Featuring a Not Killing It apology tour from a listener, while the gang ends up channeling their babyhood in the competition “Back to Baby”. PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us:  @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

1hr 6mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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We Get Shown Our Earwax and Fuck Uber Drivers (ft. Tai LeClair)

Ross and Lauzie experience Not Killing Its that are Nasty AF this week, and Native American Queer Comedian Tai Leclaire joins them to share his experiences and advice — including time management in an adult relationship, getting different headphones for different workplaces,  and what you need in your murse if you have to conceal the prior night’s jizz before going into work. Tai shares his experience manifesting something that he wanted only to have it turn to shit. Later, the gang tries to answer... Too Gay, or Not Too Gay. PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us:  @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

52mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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We Get Called To Preach (ft. Pastor Mia McClain)

Pastor Mia McClain didn’t think the ministry would be her path — having resisted the inner calling for most of her 20s. Ross and Lauzie welcome Mia to find out all about her unique transition from musical theatre, what it feels like to resist an inner voice tugging at you, and whether religion gets a bad rap amongst younger people. Lauzie reveals the most sinful thing she ever did in a church, while Ross’ family may not know he’s a heathen himself. The gang finds out what era is the most boring to study in theology school, whether Mia has a fixed view on who God is for her, and the special relationship between discovering your truth and your spirituality. PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

45mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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We DIY and Organize Our Lives (ft. DIY Expert Bea Copeland)

DIY Expert and Host Bea Copeland (@beatrice_copeland) joins Ross and Lauzie to organize their home. First, Lauzie reveals how a Not Killing It hookup from ten years ago comes back full circle. Bea then gives us her Ten Home Commandments for optimal, organized living. She assesses Ross and Lauzie’s living spaces, educates us with tips on storage, “the Chair From Hell", and shares her observations of millennial organizational habits at large.  PLEASE SUPPORT NOT KILLING IT BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR PATREON Join the Not Killing It Facebook Group to share your hilarious fails with other listeners in a private, safe space. Follow us @rossisfunny, @lauzielen, @notkillingitpodcast. Email the podcast with your funny stories and feelings of discontent at notkillingit@gmail.com. Technical Producer: Phill Bowen

45mins

23 Jan 2019

Rank #15