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Let Me Ruin Your Life

Let Me Ruin Your Life

By Serena Shahidi
Let Me Ruin Your Life is a podcast hosted by NYC-based influencer and self-described comedienne Serena Shahidi. With her strong opinions, quick wit, and education (okay, fine, her highest level of education is an associate’s in fashion design), Serena gives advice to her young-and-hopefully-not-too-impressionable TikTok-accumulated audience. Whether the topic at hand is related to lifestyle, dating, or fashion, Serena’s occasionally glamorous and always chaotic life will guide your way towards living the dream, or at least tricking the internet into thinking you are.
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Public Intoxication and Flair
Serena flips through the royal-namedrop-filled etiquette book by Real Housewife of New York and ex-countess Luann de Lesseps. Topics include European men, falling down stairs gracefully, getting married a week after meeting, and picking up guys at Bed Bath & Beyond.  You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
58:54
May 20, 2022
Wellness Is in Its Flop Era
This week, Serena discusses ERAS, both her own and those of the Culture. Is wellness passé? Are martinis the motif of a new age? Is Glossier in its flop era? Are we all? You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests! Articles mentioned: Grubstreet - Wellness Is Dead. Long Live the Martini. by Emily Sundberg NY Times - The Allure of Messy Lives by Katie Roiphe The Cut - A Vibe Shift Is Coming by Allison P. Davis
01:01:22
May 09, 2022
Elegant Debauchery at Bitcoin Miami
Serena narrowly survived her work trip to Bitcoin Miami and is back to discuss her experiences, what the official summer 2022 vibe is, and her issues with music festivals for influencers. She also gives advice to two listeners on how to get along with male coworkers and what it takes to date in a small town.  You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod. DM for questions and requests or send them along to letmeruinyourlifepod@gmail.com! XOXO
01:10:14
April 22, 2022
Julia Fox, Get Behind Me
Serena is back and less medicated than ever to revive Let Me Ruin Your Life! She explains why she will be in attendance at Bitcoin Miami, illustrates her adoration for Julia Fox, and recaps Caroline Calloway’s going-away dinner parties. Advice includes finding love in a hopeless place (dating apps), breaking the news to your WASPy lover that you go to a state school, and dealing with a friend spreading rumors about you all around town! You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod. DM for questions and requests or send them along to letmeruinyourlifepod@gmail.com! XOXO
01:11:42
April 01, 2022
XOXO, Gossip They w/ Brock Colyar
Serena is joined by the fabulous journalist/socialite/NYC nightlife oracle Brock Colyar who writes the weekly 'are u coming?' newsletter for The Cut. Topics include Raya experiences, Dimes Square, Victoria Paris, and our favorite embarrassing party spots. Find Brock at https://nymag.com/author/brock-colyar/, on Twitter at @unhappyfem, and on Instagram at @bcolyar. Find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:06:47
February 03, 2022
And Just Like That... Self-Help is Out
In the first episode of 2022, Serena recaps the emotionally treacherous first episode of the Sex and the City remake she SAID she wasn’t going to watch and explains her executive decisions on what is IN and OUT for 2022. Finally you can live through this year without tormenting yourself with questions like “Should go off of my meds and give up? Why would I watch The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)? Does this podcast episode pass the Bechdel test?” You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:17:22
January 15, 2022
Doing Valium and Throwing Dinner Parties
Serena leafs through an old homemaking and etiquette guide for 60s housewives in search for guidance. Topics include serving your husband, terrible dessert recipes, kicking out guests, testing your baby's intelligence, and the feminine mystique.  You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:31:32
December 28, 2021
Episode 40: Is Gay... Okay? w/ Vincent Ward
Serena is joined by emotionally erratic comedian and dear friend Vincent Ward to talk about her influence on his decision to go sober (confirming #influencer status once and for all), why we have yet to be cast on SNL, and whether or not it's okay to be gay - or, more bravely, a Gleek.  You can find Vincent on TikTok and Twitter at @vward98, and on Instagram at @vinnie_draw. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:07:13
November 30, 2021
Episode 39: Giving Up My False Religion w/ Jovan Hill
I'm back babygirl... and here with the full interview with internet pioneer Jovan Hill to talk faking his death, our intrusive thoughts, his celebrity beefs, being a guncle, and Jehovah's Witnesses.  You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:14:19
November 22, 2021
Episode 38: Normalize Unemployment Fraud
This week, Serena announces her long-awaited return to therapy, defends her decision to get Botox at an extremely girlish age, gives financial advice to a fabulously unhinged listener, and does a haul of all the books she has bought recently as her newest coping mechanism. M1 Finance: https://www.m1finance.com/money/ You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
54:10
October 08, 2021
Episode 37: I ENDED the Wealth Gap??!?!?! *EMOTIONAL*
This week, Serena recounts a run-in with a past guest star of her cinematic universe, humbly submits a pitch for The Activist as well as a solution for wealth inequality, and answers a listener question about having to do normal everyday tasks as a silly glamorous girl who is simply above such things. M1 Finance: https://www.m1finance.com/money/ You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
58:40
September 27, 2021
Episode 36: Let Women Have FUN!! w/ Marlowe Granados
Serena is joined by novelist and famed party girl Marlowe Granados to talk female villains, the pursuit of glamour, and getting by on femininity, charisma, and wit alone. You can find Marlowe on Twitter and Instagram at @marlowetatiana and order her début novel HAPPY HOUR out internationally! You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:22:51
September 16, 2021
Episode 35: DJing Ma’s Basement w/ Isaac Hindin-Miller
Serena updates the community on what she’s been up to lately, recounts her Winklevoss twins rock concert experience, and performs a batshit crazy Twitter thread from a blue check entrepreneur. She’s joined by DJ and influencer Isaac Hindin-Miller to talk fashion journalism, the most annoying NYC types, and what he would play if he were DJing Serena’s first wedding, a party at Ma’s basement, Andrew Cuomo’s resignation party, and more! You can find Isaac on Instagram and TikTok at @isaaclikes_ (and keep your fabulously cat-lined eyes peeled for his ‘I LIKE YOU!’ stickers downtown) You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:24:27
September 07, 2021
Episode 34: Getting Buff as a Bit w/ Curtis Waters
This week, Serena recalls a disastrous double date that she ran out of in four inch heels and is joined by musician and famously silly boy Curtis Waters to discuss how they know each other, being a teenager in North Carolina, depression, and getting buff for the bit. You can find Curtis's music on all streaming platforms, at @imcurtiswaters on Instagram and Twitter, and @curtiswaters on TikTok. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:17:42
August 19, 2021
Episode 33: Make Sure Someone With a Camera is Watching w/ Daniel Spielberger
This week, Serena presents an argument against authenticity on the internet and raids against the terrorism perpetuated by Buzzfeed. She is joined once again by writer and genius/mogul behind the blog lindsaylohanslastfan Daniel Spielberger. They discuss Tumblr experiences, their favorite internet performances, and why Your Fave is Problematic. You can find Daniel at danielspielberger.com, on Twitter at @quepaso_daniel, or on Instagram at @quepaso_daniel1993. Also, check out lindsaylohanslastfan merch on his Redbubble @liloslastfan! You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
54:36
August 05, 2021
Episode 32: Famous Daily Routines and Women in the Draft
This week, Serena tells two tales from her strange and spooky week, reads some of her favorite famous daily routines, and proposes a new wave of feminism inspired by a rallying cry from none other than Christian Walker. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
51:57
July 22, 2021
Episode 31: A People's History of Lindsay Lohan
This week, renowned historian Serena is joined by writer and genius/mogul behind the blog lindsaylohanslastfan Daniel Spielberger. They discuss how this collaboration came into fruition, early 2000s pop culture, the rise and fall of Lindsay Lohan, and what she’s up to today. You can find Daniel at danielspielberger.com, on Twitter at @quepaso_daniel, or on Instagram at @quepaso_daniel1993. Also, check out lindsaylohanslastfan merch on his Redbubble @liloslastfan! You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
45:52
July 16, 2021
Episode 30: The Official TikToker Podcast Ranking
This week, Serena takes a deep dive through the podcasts of the most popular TikTokers in an attempt to answer the questions on everyone's mind - what is Charli D'Amelio's favorite quote? Which influencers are on steroids? Can Bryce Hall cure my erectile dysfunction and increase my financial literacy all at once?  Listen and see... (yes he can) You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:04:58
July 08, 2021
Episode 29: Bisexual Couches and Enemies of the Pod w/ Kinsey Grant
This week, Serena recounts her pride weekend, ranks gay Ikea loveseats, and discusses the #FreeBritney movement. She is joined by Thinking is Cool host Kinsey Grant to talk the history of #girlboss, the ethics of porn, and the death of Clubhouse. You can find Kinsey on Twitter at @KinseyGrant and Instagram at @kinseyrgrant. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod - DM for questions and requests!
01:19:38
July 01, 2021
Episode 28: Crying in the Club
This week, Serena (newly crowned New York Times superstar diva mogul) is back to talk her spontaneous trip to the suburbs, crying at parties, and how she stays fabulous even when surrounding herself with boring men.
43:58
June 24, 2021
Episode 27: Into the CC Extended Universe w/ Caroline Calloway
Serena is joined by infamous Instagram sensation and downtown NYC icon Caroline Calloway to talk oversharing on the internet, Caroline's run-in with Serena's coworker, and Micheals Arts and Crafts. 
01:09:40
June 11, 2021
Episode 26: Dropouts and Uggos
Serena is back from her long hiatus to discuss dropping out of fashion school, the blind date she ruined, her weekend in the Hamptons, and which diseases are trending this season.
55:53
June 03, 2021
Episode 25: James Charles, Tennis Fashion, and NFTs
Serena gives an unsolicited lesson on NFTs and gives her opinions on summer 2021 fashion, James Charles's latest scandal, and her pre-pandemic lifestyle.You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
41:25
April 08, 2021
Episode 24: My Week of Rest & Cancellation
This week, Serena is awoken from the dead to discuss getting cancelled on TikTok, meeting Caroline Calloway, and her hatred for internet confidence gurus. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
40:17
March 25, 2021
Episode 23: Psychic Therapy and Burger King
This week, Serena talks seeing a psychic, guest starring in her friend's therapy session, Freud's fashionable descendants, and Burger King's iconic marketing strategy.Follow me on the Stereo app at @glamdemon2004 and tune into the LMRYL afterparty Q&A Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm!You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
35:49
March 11, 2021
Episode 22: Self-destruction and Women's History
This week, Serena talks self-destructive friends, being fake vs. being iconic, and constantly embarrassing herself.Follow me on the Stereo app at @glamdemon2004 and tune into the LMRYL afterparty Q&A Tuesdays at 7 pm!You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
34:51
March 04, 2021
Episode 21: Tumblr Girls and Celebrity Hookups w/ Sunee
Serena is joined by her friend Sunee to discuss Tumblr girls, closeted celebrities, and her recent Jesse Eisenberg crush.You can find Sunee on Instagram at @suneevalentine or on TikTok at @human.corndogYou can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
01:12:12
February 25, 2021
Episode 19: TikTok Teens and Oversharing w/ Claira Janover
This week, Serena is joined by TikTok star and iconic Fox News antagonist Claira Janover to discuss TikTok pet peeves, internet personalities, and oversharing on dates. You can find Claira on TikTok, Instagram, and VSCO at @cjanover.You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
01:35:38
February 11, 2021
Episode 18: The Rules w/ Ri Westwood
This week, Serena is joined by close friend and Wall Street Confessions founder Ri Westwood to review a 90's dating book and discuss their failed podcast, Valentine's Day plans, and being sent flowers by online entrepreneurs. You can find Ri on Instagram at @nycsadgirl and @wallstreetconfessions and watch her show Chad Explains on the Bullish YouTube channel.You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
01:22:24
February 04, 2021
Episode 17: Zabar's and Being Sticky w/ Tess Bernstein
This week, Serena is joined by her best friend Tess Bernstein to discuss their recent dating experiences, their plans for Shabbat dinner, and how to deal with loneliness.You can find Tess on Instagram at @tessbernsteinofficial and visit her website at tessbernstein.comYou can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
01:11:33
January 21, 2021
Episode 16: Self-help Books and Bitcoin Nerds
This week, Serena introduces a new segment, gives money advice vague enough for you to not sue her for, and hands out hot takes about a popular dating self-help book.You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!Resources mentioned:How the Economic Machine WorksGoogle Doc by @alinapaceeBroke Millennial by Erin LowryMillennial Coach on TikTokThe Water CoolestMorning BrewPlanet Money
43:11
January 21, 2021
Episode 15: Armie Hannibal and the Male Gaze
This week, Serena celebrates the new year by doing a deep dive into Armie Hammer's cannibalistic DMs, giving style tips, and incoherently ranting about the male gaze. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
55:47
January 14, 2021
Episode 14: Cuffing Season and Dating Safely w/ Marni Battista
This week, Serena is joined by dating coach and podcaster Marni Battista to talk about dating safely, successful men, and the pandemic cuffing season.  You can find Marni on datingwithdignity.com and on her podcast, The Dating Den.You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
51:07
December 31, 2020
Episode 13: Ace Discourse and Anthony Jeselnik Thirst w/ Ivy Wolk
This week, Serena is joined by actress, TikTok star, and internet friend Ivy Wolk to talk meeting on Twitter, being blamed for the resurgence of online ace discourse,  and lowering your expectations for people you make famous. You can find Ivy on Tiktok at @lives_in_a_society and watch her on Everything's Gonna Be Okay. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
58:44
December 17, 2020
Episode 12: Style and Stalkers
Serena discusses her recent dates and her current YouTube obsessions, gives advice on cheap men, finding your style, and getting your pre-quarantine confidence back, and reads your stories about dating skaters and stalkers. You can find Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions and stories!
38:57
December 03, 2020
Episode 11: LinkedIn Dating and Keeping a Rotation
Serena discusses her mental health advice, gives advice on not being ghosted and keeping a rotation, and reads your horror stories about creepy teen romance and dating Trump supporting felons. You can find her on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and dm for questions and stories!
46:07
November 19, 2020
Episode 10: Astrology and Pee Hands
Serena is back for a post-election episode to discuss men who know their astrology signs and staying safe while dating, and to read your disturbing and largely unsanitary horror stories. You can find her on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and dm for questions and stories!
41:51
November 12, 2020
Episode 9: Jump Roping and Military Men
Serena discusses her new exercise regime, offers advice on dating with depression, and reads your (horrifying) dating stories. You can find her on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004, and you can dm the podcast Instagram for questions, stories, and requests at @letmeruinyourlifepod. 
34:13
October 28, 2020
Episode 8: Twin Flames and Rich Men
Serena returns from her three-week hiatus to discuss her 21st birthday, twin flames, being hated, and finding a rich man to date. You can find her on Tiktok, Twitter, and Instagram at @glamdemon2004 and follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod. Don't forget to dm questions and stories!
36:43
October 21, 2020
Episode 7: Frat Hazings and Cancellations w/ Marc Sebastian
This week, Serena is joined by TikTok star, model, and necklace maker Marc Sebastian to talk internet fame, exes, and cancel culture.You can find Marc on TikTok, Instagram, and Depop at @marcsebastianf and Serena on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004. You can also follow the podcast Instagram and submit questions in the dms at @letmeruinyourlifepod!
01:21:33
September 24, 2020
Episode 6: Depression Naps and Fashion School
This week, Serena is joined by herself for a belated episode to talk being depressed, dating less terrible men, and going to fashion school. Follow @glamdemon2004 on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram and the podcast's Instagram @letmeruinyourlifepod!
37:29
September 17, 2020
Episode 5: Throuples & Techies w/ Tiff Baira
This week, Serena is joined by fellow dating-addicted it girl Tiff Baira to talk commitment, daddies, and whether or not that guy likes you. Find Tiff on the Take Me Out podcast, on TikTok at @tiffanybaira27, and Instagram at @tiffbaira. Serena is on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004. Make sure to follow the podcast Instagram at @letmeruinyourlifepod and DM for questions!
01:10:19
September 09, 2020
Episode 4: There's a Hole in the Wall w/ Austin Hand (austincantdrive)
This week, Serena does her first Zoom podcast with Austin Hand to discuss moving out of your hometown, dealing with hate comments, and Walt Disney's frozen head, which Serena may or may not own. You can find Austin on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @austincantdrive, and on Apple Music and Spotify at Austin Hand. Serena is on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004.
55:46
September 03, 2020
Episode 3: Mental Health or Lack Thereof w/ Tess Bernstein
Serena is joined by her best friend and fellow problematic queen Tess Bernstein as they answer your questions about mental health, medication, and college life. Conflict ensues.You can find Tess on Instagram at @tesseb1998 and on Twitter at @tessbernstein. Serena is on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004.
01:11:45
August 20, 2020
Episode 2: Icks and Inseams w/ Audrey Peters
Audrey Peters joins Serena to discuss dealbreakers, talking stages, and icks over a few special seltzers. You can find Audrey on Instagram and Tiktok at @theaudreypeters, and Serena on Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter at @glamdemon2004.
01:05:46
August 12, 2020
Episode 1: Flirting with The Notebook
On the first episode of Let Me Ruin Your Life, Serena discusses her date with a guy she's definitely not going to Jersey with and gives her thoughts on types of dates, time management, flirting, college experimentation, and long distance relationships.
38:56
August 07, 2020