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Basically Adulting

Basically Adulting

By Erin Waddell
Welcome to adulthood ladies and gents. S**t is about to get real. So sit back, listen and enjoy as Erin and Luisa try to figure out this thing called life. They discuss the truth about growing up and the endeavors they stumble upon. It's basically happy hour with your best gals every Wednesday.
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S3 E20: Listener Letters (Vol 5)
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December 1, 2021
S3 E19: Random Mess Thanksgiving
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November 24, 2021
S3 E18: The Unknown
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November 17, 2021
S3 E17: Listener Letters (Vol 4)
Y’all have done it again and hopefully we delivered! We know everyone goes through tough times, trust us… YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! We are here for you and would love nothing more to connect with you! This episode is to our advice to the letters y’all wrote in! Make sure to tune in to see if we read your letter!
November 10, 2021
S3 E16: Marriage Advice from Two Single Girls
It’s seems as though love is in the air!! The gals talk about the exciting celebrity gossip about the latest popular couple getting engaged! Then go on to talk about the pros and cons of pre/postnuptials and what they actually mean & if you’re not ready for marriage quite yet…. Don’t worry! There’s a new dating app where your parents can swipe for you and set you up on dates. Doesn’t that sound like every child’s dream?
November 1, 2021
S3 E15: "SPOOKY" Listener Letters (Vol. 3)
Casper the “not so friendly” ghost, put a spell on the mics which caused the gals to waste an HOUR trying to figure out the mic malfunction issue… Luisa gives an update on her mom being able to come home from the hospital and BIG NEWS… Erin went on A DATE?! The gals read listeners spooky stories and come to the conclusion that all grandmas houses are haunted. Then Luisa tells a scary story that she experienced herself 👻
October 13, 2021
S3 E14: Confrontation Conversation
Confrontation Conversations
October 6, 2021
S3 E13: Spooky Scary
Scary movies are not real....or are they? The gals dive into the current Senate Bill that has been enacted into law in the state of Texas that almost sounds something straight out of handmaids tale, and also conjure up a whole movie regarding who in their friend group would survive in a horror movie. Erin gives a fun update regarding one of our dearest friends, our BFF Kelly Kelly!!!
September 23, 2021
S3 E12: Full Life Livin’
We only get one life, so the gals dive deep into the importance of living every day to the fullest! Do things you’ve never done, travel, experience things and make memories! Erin updates us on her trip to hot springs and also her argument with the manager at the toll tag company. While Luisa talks about attending her first baseball game and why it’s not her favorite! Remember ladies and gents, do what you want and don’t care what other people think!
September 8, 2021
S3 E11: Listener Letters (Vol.2)
As adults… we go through s*** all the time! So much so that venting is sometimes the only solution and who better to vent to than, the gals of BA? If you are going through a hard time, need advice, celebrating something the gals are here to share their experiences and attempt to give the best advice they possibly can.
September 1, 2021
S3 E10: Nails & Traffic
All in favor of having well manicured hands? 🙋🏼‍♀️ but who actually ENJOYS going to the nail salon? Uhhh well the gals talk all pros and cons of getting your nails done by a “professional”. Don’t get us wrong, because it’s definitely important to have your nails done… you never know when you’re going to meet the love of your life lol. Just when things start to calm down, everything takes a turn in the conversation when Luisa tells us how she almost GOT TRAFFICKED… at target of all places. What the actual F*** is wrong with people??? It’s a scary world out there y’all, so to lighten the mood the gals wrap it by Luisa sharing her homework of three things I’ve learned from Erin. Get ready for chaos and laughs!
August 25, 2021
S3 E9: Sorority Life: Q & A
Summer is over & it is time to go back to school… which meansss it’s RUSH WEEK!! Few people know, but Erin was in fact once a sorority girl during her time at Texas Tech University! Luisa asks the questions, and she answers! Telling us the ins and outs of Greek life!
August 18, 2021
S3 E8: Cheugy W.H.O
In today's world, things are constantly evolving. As a society, are we changing for the greater good, or for personal gain? The gals talk about what could become a MAJOR issue for women based on a statement made by the World Health Organization (W.H.O). something that would take the voice & choice away from women. But don't worry to lighten the mood, they discuss the language evolution from millennial to gen-zers, the difference in "slang" words and what they mean. There are some CRAZY new words y'all.
August 12, 2021
S3 E7: Listener Letters (Vol 1)
The gals are so excited to connect with listeners who have written in for advice in all aspects of life including love, relationships, big life decisions and much more! They would love to hear your story and connect with you. If you want to write in, send an email to
August 4, 2021
S3 E6: "Hot Girl" Summer
The time is NOW && we need to unapologetically be ourseves and give ZERO f*ck’s about what anyone else thinks. The gals talk body image, ways to help with a positive mindset and the negative impact of of comparing ourselves to others.
July 14, 2021
S3 E5: That's My Best Friend
I think we can all agree that getting proposed to is a BIG DEAL && the wedding day is an even BIGGER DEAL!!! Like omgsh! The gals talk about the something that could ruin it all… and if we didn’t know it already, communication is KEY in your relationships, all around. Speak your truth, talk about your wants, be silly and laugh. Best friends don’t come around often, so let’s cherish them HARD!!
July 8, 2021
S3 E4: Scream & Shout
We all know change isn’t fun, but that it is necessary for us to grow into the humans we’re supposed to be. Luisa and Erin have been going through lots of life changes lately and talk about how to rise above those challenging times. Always remember, you are not alone in whatever situation you’re going through!
June 30, 2021
S3 E3: Everlasting Love
Whoever made up the saying "third time is a charm" may have been onto something! The gals talk all things LOVE and the 3 different types we experience throughout our lifetime. Every relationship is meant to teach us something, but why does it have to be SO hard? Erin and Luisa tell their love stories and discuss misconceived love myths!! Share your love stories with us at @basicallyadulting_podcast
February 27, 2021
S3 E2: Galentines
Happy Humpday! (wink wink) We hope y’all had a fabulous Valentines or Galentines Day, whichever you celebrated. Enjoy this valentine special with Erin telling us a little bit about the history of Valentines Day, while Luisa brings some fun facts about the lovely holiday! You won’t be disappointed 😉
February 18, 2021
S3 E1: New year, New Us?
Happy New Year! The gals are back and ready to take on 2021, Erin and Luisa recap their New Year's resolutions and how they are doing to keep their resolutions going past February. Erin gives Luisa a lesson in how to say the number eight (English isn't Luisa's first language), and Luisa gives details to her scary encounter while home alone, and rounds up with a cool fun fact. Grab your glass and wine cause the gals are ready to take on the new year.
February 11, 2021
S2 E20: When 2020 FINALLY Comes To An End
January 1, 2021
S2 E19: Make 2021 about the only one: Y O U
We all know how much of a BUST 2020 has been, but that isn't stopping Erin and Luisa from making their goals for the new year. They talk about what they *are going* to accomplish in 2021 (cause you know, you've got to put it out into the universe). Focusing on the only ones that matter, aka themselves. What are your goals and resolutions for the new year? Share with the gals on Instagram @basicallyadultingpodcast 
December 23, 2020
S2 E18: Bow Shit
Can you remember what your first memory of being alive is? Erin and Luisa reminisce on their first life memories and relive some of their childhood embarrassing stories. Luisa comes in clutch with some fun interesting facts about how bows and relationships are tied together (Erin has since started wearing bows), and the gals talk about their love horoscopes, in hopes of, you know, finding the ONE. @basicallyadultingpodcast
December 17, 2020
S2 E17: Neil's Haters Club
It is Christmas time, which means it's... CHRISTMAS MOVIE TIME! If you aren't a hater of Neil (or have no idea what that means), go watch The Santa Clause movie, like right now, so you can join the club! Luisa is the president and we are taking new members!!  The gals talk about their favorite movies, whether or not Santa is real or make believe (jk we all know he's real) and you won't believe how old Luisa was when she realized that she had been tricked by her parents! 
December 9, 2020
S2 E16: So Raaandom
As you know... the gals love talking about anything and everything under the sun. In this RANDOM episode, you'll learn that you should never let Erin's sister, Megan, ride shotgun... not for a road trip or even a trip to the grocery store. TRUST. Listen in as Luisa talks about her irrational fear of unknowingly buying a haunted house. You'll also learn about the gals horoscopes as they discuss their different sign characteristics. #basicallyadulting
December 4, 2020
S2E15: Mother Knows Best
Happy Thanksgiving! The gals talk about what they are thankful for, advice from their moms that they wish they listened to and fun facts that will blow your mind! @basicallyadulting247
November 26, 2020
S2 E14: The No No Square
How do you compare to the average adult? The gals take a quiz to see how “adult” they are. Surprise, surprise... they didn’t meet expectations. They also swap stories of wedding fun, scary nonsense and Luisa getting requests from weirdos on Instagram!
November 19, 2020
S2 E13: High Speed Chase
SOUND THE ALARM! The gals talk about their alter egos, the process of their Halloween costumes, and their call to 911.
November 15, 2020
S2 E12: Happily Ever After
Are happily ever after's even real? Tune in for the gals opinion on true love, hopes & dreams. They also give advice on how to make a top notch dating profile and explain what grabs their eye when swiping to find prince charming! 
November 11, 2020
S2 E11: Back to Our Roots
The gals go back to their roots and talk topics that have been requested by friends! Buckle your seat belts as they talk about the best way to handle one night stands, personal stories and what they’ve learned in the process. They also play a little called “you might be Adulting if...” play along!
November 4, 2020
S2 E10: Bewitched
Basic witches in the making... listen up as the gals talk costumes, tarot card readings and soup detox’s - all in preparation for the spookiest night of the year.
November 1, 2020
S2 E9: Momma Maria
It’s the perfect time of year for Luisa’s madre to join the gals and tell spooky stories that will give you goosebumps!! Momma Maria shares some of her interesting ghost/spirit experiences, so make sure to turn up the volume and it get your flashlight ready. **you may want to listen with your lights on** #basicallyadultng
October 25, 2020
S2 E8: Spooky Season
It’s spooky season, y’all! Join the gals as they talk how they’d react if they were in prison, Halloween costumes, trick-or-treating and who is the biggest scaredy-cat. @basicallyadulting247
October 22, 2020
S2 E7: Sister Sister - Part II
Erin’s sister, Megan, talks about an extremely difficult raw topic and her own personal experiences. While bringing awareness to sexual assault, she wants everyone to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. She talks about what has helped her get through her dark days and how she is doing now!
October 18, 2020
S2 E7: Sister Sister - Part 1
Turn up the volume and listen in as the gals chat with Erin’s sister, Megan! Talking about their blue moon ritual, horrible roommate disasters, and what the younger generation considers to be “cool”.
October 18, 2020
S2 E6: Overcoming Quarantine
DUN DUN DUN! The gals are here and back with a vengeance! Listen in as Erin and Luisa talk why they’ve been MIA, the struggles of quarantine and what they’ve got going on in their gorgeous lives today.
October 14, 2020
S2 E5: Sheltered In Place
While the gals are stuck at home, they call some loved ones to see how they are adjusting to this new way of life. They chat with their moms and bffs for ideas to make the time go by faster. Stay Home & Be Safe!! Follow us on Instagram @basicallyadulting247
April 9, 2020
S2 E4: RIP January
The gals talk about all the shit that went down in the first 30 days of 2020, what men do to keep letting them down, and how February will be a fresh start (fingers crossed)! Follow us on Instagram @basicallyadulting247
February 8, 2020
S2 E3: The Catholic Wedding
Luisa's long time best friend, Fernanda Padilla, & the gals talk all things marriage, what it's like planning a Mexican Catholic wedding, the importance of compromise and that one time Luisa and Fernanda got into a fight! Follow us on Instagram @basicallyadulting247
January 29, 2020
S2 E2: Our BFF, Kelly
The gals and Kelly Thomas talk perks of living alone vs having a roommate/with your parents, Kelly's definition of adulting, her dating life and resolutions for 2020. Make sure to listen to the end to hear Kelly's advice and words of wisdom for y'all! Follow us on Instagram @basicallyadulting247
January 23, 2020
S2 E1: The One When They Have 2020 Vision
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y’ALL! The gals talk about how they spent the holidays, goals and resolutions for 2020, and exciting plans they have for the podcast for this coming year! Get ready for a year full of fun, laughter and memories. CHEERS! - Follow us on Instagram @basicallyadulting247
January 9, 2020
S1 E13: The One Where They Have Questions?
Let's get DEEP!  Erin & Luisa have handpicked questions to ask each other that they might not know about each other. With some questions more serious than others, things are about to get interesting. So grab your glass and sit back and get to know more of the gals behind the mics. Instagram: Podcast - @basicallyadulting247 Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell_dfwrealtor Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song) - Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
January 9, 2020
S1 E12: The One Where They Get Their Tinsel In A Tangle
All the jingle ladies gather around as your favorite gals, Erin and Luisa, are back in the studio catching you up on their two-month absence. They talk about some nice and some not so nice things that have been going on in their lives. While also getting into what the true meaning of Christmas is and the importance of giving back during this time of year!! It's about to get LIT! Instagram: Podcast - @basicallyadulting247 Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song) Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
January 9, 2020
S1 E11: The One With Goblins & Witches & Ghosts, OH MY!
It's scare season y'all! Catch up with the gals and all the exciting activities they've been up to while talking about how to stay motivated, meal prepping and finding time to work out! (UGH) // Make sure to sleep with your night light on tonight because everything is fun & games until someone screams!! Erin and Luisa (mostly Luisa) get spooked by an unexplained noise in the apartment! BOO!  - Instagram: Podcast - @basicallyadulting247 Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song) Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows) - Mi Escuelita Preschool - @mi_escuelita (to donate/find out more information about this non-profit organization, go to: - Paranormal Investigators that randomly followed Luisa - @show_me_the_light_paranormal
January 9, 2020
S1 E10: The One When Men Ask The Questions (Part 1)
Ladies, have you ever wondered what men are actually thinking? Erin and Luisa go through questions asked by men, about women. There are some that will have you ROFL and some that are like WTF? Get ready gentleman, because you are finally going to get the answers you've been waiting for!! Sit back and get cozy, these questions are weird!! - Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
January 9, 2020
S1 E9: The One Where They F**k / Marry / Kill
Happy birthday, Erin! Don't miss the juicy stories about how Erin celebrated her birthday and Luisa tells how she finally got around to doing an adult task that she has putting off for a LONG time. The gals dig deep when they talk about first dates (the rules, what to wear, etiquette, etc.) and then play a game (of course), F**k/Marry/Kill. This should be interesting. Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
January 9, 2020
S1 E7: The One Where Parents are Straight OUTTA Marriage
Everyone grew up with different circumstances and we all know that family's are not perfect!! Erin and Luisa talk divorce from their perspectives, being the children, along with how to deal when your parents start dating again after the break up. (YIKES) It's not easy, but by talking with people who are going/have gone through the same experience, Erin and Luisa hope to help you get through it!  Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
January 9, 2020
S1 E8: The One When They Reminisce About College
THEY'RE BACK! It has been 2 weeks too long, but with work and travel, Erin and Luisa have A LOT to catch up on! Erin introduces Luisa to a new drinking game and Erin helps Luisa figure out what career path she should take. The dynamic duo dives into their overall college experience and what advice they'd give to their freshman selves. They also tell us their biggest pet peeves & the things that really get under their skin.  Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
January 9, 2020
S1 E6: The One Where They Bumble
Hop aboard the Bumble train, as Erin and Luisa play an innocent little game to get the boys. In the meantime, they discuss the topics chosen from the previous episode. Tune in for money saving tips and and their advice on how to communicate with actually having your voice heard.   Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
July 31, 2019
S1 E5: The one where they love their Mind, Body & Soul
Erin and Luisa give life updates from a first date, ghosting, and their usual banter .  They also dig deep into what taking care of your mind, body, and soul entails, while discussing the effect social media has on an influential generation that wants everything to seem "perfect".   Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
July 24, 2019
S1 E4: The One Where They R.E.S.P.E.C.T
It's all about respect! Erin and Luisa dig deep on today's society woes and tribulations on the Golden Rule. They talk about self respect, respecting others (acquaintances, peers, family, authority and the environment) and just what it takes to be a kind person.  Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
July 11, 2019
S1 E3: The One Where Luisa Kicks Him Out
Erin and Luisa dip their toes into the dating scene as they discuss different topics like; ghosting, dating apps, and safety. You'll also  find out why Luisa kicks a guy out their apartment and the lessons learned.           Instagram:   Podcast - @basicallyadulting247    Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell    Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)    Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
July 11, 2019
S1 E2: The One Where They Define Adulting?
What even is "adulting" ? Erin and Luisa reminisce the idea of being an adult before they knew the harsh reality of what it actually requires. Luisa's childhood BFF, Fernanda, calls to check-in and chimes in the conversation of survival.  Instagram: Podcast - @basicallyadulting247   Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell   Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)   Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
July 3, 2019
S1 E1: The One Where They Create a Podcast
Get to know a little more about the voices behind the mics and how the idea of Basically Adulting came into fruition. Erin & Luisa share their excitement of this journey and are honored they are to share this experience with you! Cheers to living life to the fullest, and to turning mistakes into funny stories to laugh at later!   Instagram: Podcast - @basicallyadulting247   Erin Waddell - @erinwaddell   Luisa Diaz - @msluisadiaz Leighton Fields - @leightonfieldsmusic (Singer/Song Writer of our introduction song)   Check out (for all of Leighton's upcoming shows)
July 3, 2019