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The LovePod

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The LovePod is a dating, sex and relationship podcast with guest appearances from the stars of your favorite reality shows like Love is Blind, The Circle, Married at First Sight, 90 Day Fiancee, and The Bachelor series.

From online dating and body acceptance to red flags and reality TV recaps, hosts Shauna Dinsart, Brian Pickett, Dina Riccs and Andy Rickert discuss it all!
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Dating Expectations and Good Vibrations

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The Bachelorette Episode 1 Live Recap
In this special bonus episode of The LovePod, Brian and Dina react to the first episode of Clare Crawley's "most dramatic season in the history of the Bachelorette" journey to find love - we mean Dale. Get the tea on the guys that hasn't been heard yet, some breaking Bachelor Nation news about fan faves Ashley and JP, and hear Brian's thoughts after watching his first Bachelorette episode EVER. Also, in the most dramatic episode in LovePod history, Brian drops his random acts of...something for the week. Buckle your seabealts, kids. We're unfiltered and unedited. 
1:04:24
October 15, 2020
Dating Jokes with Abby Feldman - Part 2
In the second half of this throwback episode, Nikki, Jordan and Dina interview Netflix comedienne and Love is Quarantine star Abby Feldman about her dating life, quarantining and how your star sign affects your love life.
45:09
October 14, 2020
Comedy Hour Dating with Abby Feldman Part 1
Comedienne and Love is Quarantine dater Abby Feldman joins Nikki, Jordan and Dina in this exclusive throwback episode to give us her take on dating, experience on Insta show Love is Quarantine and of course, give us a good laugh. Follow Abby @AbbyFeldman and our podcast @Lovepodpodcast on social. Leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to show us some love!
45:28
October 7, 2020
Dating Firsts and Bediquette
This week, Brian and Dina take listener questions including dating firsts including the first time it's ok to fart in front of your partner, if ever. Also, a game of what would you do dating edition. Follow us on Insta, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube @LovePodPodcast. This episode is sponsored by Himalaya Ashwagandha and Usual Wines. Thanks to Himalaya for sponsoring this episode of the LovePod podcast. Himalaya Ashwagandha designed to help your body better adapt to stress. Enjoy 20% off your first purchase of Himalaya Ashwagandha, use discount code 20LOVEPOD  when you checkout on Amazon. To learn more about Himalaya Ashwagandha and Ayurvedic Wellness visit Himalayausa.com. Huge thanks also go out to UsualWines.com - get a free glass on us with discount code LOVEPOD
1:11:48
October 7, 2020
Married at First Sight New Orleans Recap
Head on over to Kirsten Moore's Reality TV & Me podcast to hear our recap of episodes 11 and 12 of MAFS NoLa. We also drop some exclusive gossip about one of your favorite couples. Is it the end of the road for ____ & ____? Go to thelovepodpodcast.com to find us on your favorite app or social platform.
00:37
October 5, 2020
Quarantine Dating with What the Heck podcast's Matt Thomas
This week Brian and Dina discuss dating during a worldwide pandemic with special guest host Matt Thomas from the What the Heck?! Podcast (@wthpod). Check out WTH on your favorite app https://linktr.ee/heymattthomas. Thanks to our sponsor, Usual Wines! Use code LOVEPOD for an exclusive discount at usualwines.com. Follow The LovePod on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @LovePodPodcast.
48:38
September 23, 2020
Dating Expectations and Good Vibrations
Brian and Dina talk about expectations such as when do you DTR (define the relationship), who should pay on the first date, delete your dating apps, and more essential relationship questions. They also discuss the meaning of various sexual identities, and deep dive into those awful Bachelorette promos. The LovePod is sponsored by Usual Wines. Use code LOVEPOD at UsualWines.com for 15% off rosè all day. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @LovePodPodcast!
1:16:44
September 16, 2020
Season 3 Teaser
The LovePod is back with an all new season and all new episodes! Our new show format has so much in store for you including dating, sex and relationship advice. We will still bring you the most entertaining reality recaps with your favorite celebrities, too! Welcome our new hosts, Brian Pickett and Shauna Dinsart join Dina Riccs and Love is Blind's Andy Rickert.
00:36
September 9, 2020
Sex on the First Date
Welcome back to an all new season of The LovePod! On today's episode, Dina and Brian discuss sexuality - what is a demisexual; a sapiosexual? And finally, is it really a big deal to do the deed date 1? Our Random Act of Kindness story (RAOK) of the day is from Tinder of all places. Thanks to our sponsor, Usual Wines for the support! Get your rosé on now at usualwines.com and use the promo code LOVEPOD for 15% off.
44:42
September 8, 2020
Tea with LC from Love is Blind on Netflix
LC dropped into the Pod last month to talk about her experience on the hit Netflix reality show Love is Blind. She also spills the tea on dating life before and after the show. You can follow LC on Instagram and TikTok @123LaurenC and on Twitter @123LaurenMarie. Hit that subscribe button now for more details on your favorite reality shows, love stories, dating advice and more. Follow our show on all social media platforms @LovePodPodcast!
58:18
July 9, 2020
Interview with Ben from Love is Online - Part 2 of the July Megasode
We have a very special 3 part Megasode coming at you with the daters and one of the hosts of Love is Online, the Love is Blind style Discord dating show. Today's episode features season 1 dater Ben! Follow us on social media @LovePodPodcast on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Find the Love is Online Instagram @LoveIs.Online.
48:55
July 4, 2020
Interview with Marcus from Love is Online - July Megasode Part 1
We have a very special 3 part Megasode coming at you with the daters and one of the hosts of Love is Online, the Love is Blind style Discord dating show. Today's episode features Marcus, who you may recognize as one of our guest hosts, editor and host of his very own podcast, The LIO Show! Follow us on social media @LovePodPodcast on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Find Marcus's podcast The LIO Show on your favorite podcasting app, and the Love is Online Instagram @LoveIs.Online.
50:58
July 3, 2020
Yeah Buddy! Joey Sasso - The Circle Netflix
This week, The Circle's Joey Sasso steps into The LovePod to chat with Jordan, Nikki and Dina about topics ranging from The Circle to garbage plates (yes, we had to Google it). Not to mention, a super special appearance by Mama Riccs who may be the biggest Uncle Joey fan of us all. 
1:56:57
June 30, 2020
The Circle's Alex/Adam, Softhaus Founder Gina Rockenwagner & Andy Rickert from Love is Blind Part 2
This week, Nikki and Dina are back with Andy Rickert from Love is Blind filling in for Jordan, in our special The Circle x Love is Blind Crossover! Special guests Alex Lake aka Adam from The Circle and his wife Gina Rockenwagner step into the Pod to talk about the show, long distance relationships while on reality TV, and everything else under the sun including tips from Alex and Andy on how to get cast on a reality TV show. Be sure to follow our guests on social media. For Alex, you can find him @a__lake on Instagram; Gina can be found @ginarockenwagner or her clothing brand @softhaus, and Andy is on Insta @AndyRickert1. Follow The LovePod on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. If you love the show, please leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to our sponsor, Hero Cosmetics. Use the code LOVEPOD15 to get an exclusive 15% off for LovePod listeners. All sponsorship funds will be donated to non-profits close to The LovePod's hearts, so please support our wonderful sponsors and our efforts to support the Black Lives Matter Movement on our PodBlog. 
29:09
June 26, 2020
Love is Blind vs The LovePod LIVE Trivia
Tune in tonight at 5pm PT/8pm ET to watch Love is Blind cast members Danielle Drouin and Andy Rickert take on The LovePod team in a Game of Love face off on the Stuff I Never Knew podcast. Watch here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=691120008376876&id=662489050521806 Tune in TOMORROW for Part 2 of our extra special episode with Alex Lake from The Circle, his wife Gina Rockenwagner and our guest host Andy Rickert. Thanks again to our sponsors Hero Cosmetics for helping support the podcast and our favorite nonprofits.
00:51
June 25, 2020
The Circle's Alex aka Adam, Softhaus founder Gina, and Love is Blind alum Andy Rickert
This week, Nikki and Dina are back with Andy Rickert from Love is Blind filling in for Jordan, in our special The Circle x Love is Blind Crossover! Special guests Alex Lake aka Adam from The Circle and his wife Gina Rockenwagner step into the Pod to talk about the show, long distance relationships while on reality TV, and everything else under the sun including tips from Alex and Andy on how to get cast on a reality TV show. Be sure to follow our guests on social media. For Alex, you can find him @a__lake on Instagram; Gina can be found @ginarockenwagner or her clothing brand @softhaus, and Andy is on Insta @AndyRickert1. Follow The LovePod on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. If you love the show, please leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to our sponsor, Hero Cosmetics. Use the code LOVEPOD15 to get an exclusive 15% off for LovePod listeners. All sponsorship funds will be donated to non-profits close to The LovePod's hearts, so please support our wonderful sponsors and our efforts to support the Black Lives Matter Movement on our PodBlog. 
48:18
June 19, 2020
Dating Advice with Carmelia Ray Celebrity Matchmaker, Part 1
This week, Marcus from The LIO Show is back cohosting for our in depth episode just for singles. Special guest Carmelia Ray, whose extensive resume includes starring in Mom vs Matchmaker, Spicy Love, Lockdown Love and is an online dating expert and celebrity matchmaker among a few other talents joins the show. If you're looking for tips to improve your online dating profile, learn how to use the right pickup lines, impress on a date, or find the right relationship, listen up! Carmelia's tips are lifesavers.  You can find out more about Carmelia Ray, her matchmaking services, and how to apply to her shows to be matched at carmeliaray.com.  To listen to Marcus's podcast, visit anchor.fm/lioshow. Follow The LovePod on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. If you love the show, please leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to our sponsor, the Personal Revolution Podcast. Download the Himalaya app, search Personal Revolution, and enter promo code REVOLUTION at checkout to get your first month free. All sponsorship funds will be donated to non-profits close to The LovePod's hearts, so please support our wonderful sponsors!
59:05
June 11, 2020
Dating Advice with Celebrity Matchmaker Carmelia Ray, Part 2
Marcus from The LIO Show and Dina Riccs are back for part 2 our in depth episode for singles. Special guest Carmelia Ray, whose extensive resume includes starring in Mom vs Matchmaker, Spicy Love, Lockdown Love and is an online dating expert and celebrity matchmaker among a few other talents joins the show. This time, Marcus and Dina are on the hot seat - they're sharing their online dating profiles to get Carmelia's feedback.  Will her changes lead to love, or sheer embarrassment that our hosts are possibly just that bad at online dating? There's only one way to find out! You can find out more about Carmelia Ray, her matchmaking services, and how to apply to her shows to be matched at carmeliaray.com. To listen to Marcus's podcast, visit anchor.fm/lioshow. Follow The LovePod on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. If you love the show, please leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to our sponsor, the Personal Revolution Podcast. Download the Himalaya app, search Personal Revolution, and enter promo code REVOLUTION at checkout to get your first month free. All sponsorship funds will be donated to non-profits close to The LovePod's hearts, so please support our wonderful sponsors!
42:40
June 11, 2020
Black Lives Matter to The LovePod
This is a special preview of our blog post offering our support and telling some stories of the lives of some of the victims of police brutality and the love surrounding them. We will also help support the victims and their families by donating our sponsorship funds through the summer to the GoFundMes of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The LovePod and our team has no tolerance for hate. And unfortunately, while there are thousands of cases of police brutality in the US alone, these are only brief glimpses into the lives of a few victims. Here are the stories of love we want you to remember. If you want to read the full stories of some of the victims we have chosen to remember, George Floyd, Greg Gunn, Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, visit our PodBlog at http://thelovepodpodcast.com/podblog/. Please let us know if you would like to continue telling the victims stories on the podcast or blog at lovepod.podcast@gmail.com. 
01:33
June 9, 2020
REPLAY: Secret Engagements with Rory Newbrough - Love is Blind Netflix
We have a very special episode of The LovePod today with special guest and unofficial Love is Blind counselor/ official cast member Rory Newbrough! Rory clears up rumors that he is a show plant, gives us the scoop on his unaired love story, and tells us how real this reality tv show really is. The ladies also grilled Rory on his life before he entered the pods, his amazing Twitch channel Drybear and some unseen moments from Love is Blind you don't want to miss! Follow Rory on social @rorynewbrough and check out his Twitch stream https://twitch.tv/drybear
48:44
June 9, 2020
The Real Deal on Reality TV with Kirsty Moore of the Reality TV and Me Podcast
Self proclaimed reality TV junkie and Australia's #1 podcaster Kirsten Moore from Reality TV and Me joins us on the show today to gossip about all your favorite dating shows. Get the scoop on Love is Blind, Too Hot to Handle, Married at First Sight and more. We discuss the differences between Australian and American television. Kirsty spills the tea on the real story behind the MAFS marriages from both countries!  You can find Kirsty's Podcast at http://www.kirstenmoore.com.au/reality-tv-me/ and follow her on social media @shespernicious. Check out The LovePod on social @LovePodPodcast.  Thanks to our sponsors Let's Get Checked for offering an exclusive coupon code to our LovePod listeners for 20% off at home health tests including fertility, thyroid and sexual health. Visit https://www.letsgetchecked.com/and use the coupon code LOVE20. Tell them The LovePod Podcast sent you!
25:27
June 4, 2020
Drop It Like It's Hot Part 2 - Reality TV May-gay-sode with the 90 Day Gays
Here's part 2 of our end of the month megasode (May-gay-sode) featuring Jake Anthony and Matt Marr aka Poodle and Matty from the 90 Day Gays podcast. We spilled the tea on Love is Blind, Married at First Sight, Too Hot to Handle and of course, all things 90 Day Fiancee. Pull out those earmuffs because this episode is NOT kid friendly. Check out the 90 Day Gays Podcast and join the Sissy Squad at https://sissythattalk.com. Special thanks to our sponsor, Let's Get Checked for keeping us up to date with at home health tests.
39:36
May 28, 2020
Drop It Like It's Hot Part - I Reality TV May-gay-sode with the 90 Day Gays
Our very special end of the month megasode (May-gasode) features some of our favorite gossip queens, Jake Anthony and Matt Marr aka Poodle and Matty from the 90 Day Gays podcast. We couldn't decide which show to spill the tea on so enjoy dirt on all your favorite dating disaster reality shows this week; Love is Blind, Married at First Sight, Too Hot to Handle and of course, all things 90 Day Fiancee. Pull out those earmuffs because this episode is NOT kid friendly. Check out the 90 Day Gays Podcast and join the Sissy Squad at https://sissythattalk.com. Special thanks to our sponsor, Let's Get Checked for keeping us up to date with at home health tests.
38:34
May 28, 2020
Seaburn Williams BBQ Extravaganza - The Circle Netflix
We are so excited to bring Seaburn from The Circle on Netflix to the Pod this week. He's got that Rebecca energy and love, sharing everything about his Circle experience and this week's hot topic, catfishing during quarantine. Get hot tips about applying for the next season of The Circle and other reality shows right here! Our special guest host Marcus Yetter from The LIO show guest hosts this episode. Follow Seaburn on social media @officially_seaburn & @seaburn04. Check out The LIO Show here https://anchor.fm/lioshow/
54:33
May 23, 2020
Sean Taylor on trolling trolls - The Circle Netflix
On today's episode, we're chatting with Netflix The Circle contestant Sean Taylor. Sean is a model and body positivity advocate. She also talks all things self love, astrology and does a tarot reading for Nikki Foxx! Sean gets deep about her experience catfishing, self love and plays our game of the day. You can find Sean on social media @heyseantaylor and her new merch is available at www.etsy.com/shop/HeySeanTaylor
56:32
May 23, 2020
Danielle Drouin and Andy Rickert Spill the Tea - Love is Blind Netflix
Love is Blind castmates Danielle Drouin (@iam_daniellerose) and Andy Rickert (@andyrickert1) drop into the LovePod today to tell us everything we missed, from sleepless nights in the pods to what their lives were like before and after the show. Danielle shares more about her off air engagement to Rory Newbrough and her amazing journey as an empath, yogi, and model. Andy keeps us laughing with his amazingly adventurous tales and skills as a writer, the time he was kidnapped in Vietnam, and his current love story. We also play Words With Friends (it's not what you think). Check out Andy's YouTube channel https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCHtkAXVUXdDH2yPa_TuaFLQ
1:13:20
May 23, 2020
Too Hot and Horny - Too Hot to Handle Netflix Recap
Nikki Foxx and Dina Riccs sit down with guest host Melissa Ribiero from the Wine Over Wisdom podcast (@wineoverwisdom) to recap Too Hot and Horny - we mean Too Hot to Handle. Melissa spills all the tea on your favorite couples and the hottest mess on Netflix right now. Listen to Wine Over Wisdom: https://linktr.ee/wineoverwisdom
1:06:43
May 12, 2020
Season 2 Trailer
The LovePod will be back at the end of April with all new interviews from your favorite reality TV stars, podcasters and dating and relationship advice. Stay tuned for Season 2 coming soon. We're also bringing you a brand new series, LovePod: After Dark. Everything you want to hear, uncensored and unfiltered!
00:43
April 11, 2020
The Why Podcast Crossover - We've Got Nets for That
We are SO excited to have Heidi Hedquist and Luke Poling from The Why podcast joining us for a special crossover edition to talk about Love is Blind. We cover the entire series, what the cast was thinking, Jessica and Mark's age gap no one cares about, and of course, awful dating stories.
34:46
March 18, 2020
The Single Life with Mikey Cobb aka Leroy - Love is Blind Netflix
Love is Blind cast member Mikey Cobb joins us today to talk about his experience in the pods, who he felt a connection with and even more about his love life. He's single, ladies! We ask Mikey AKA Leroy about his experiences in dating including what datings apps he uses and what his ideal date looks like. Find Mikey on social media @leroycobb
52:59
March 6, 2020
I'm Not Crying, YOU'RE Crying Finale Recap - Love is Blind Netflix
It's finally here! The moment you've all been waiting for. Your 5 final couples walk down the aisle on Netflix hit Love is Blind. Will they say I do or I don't? Who is the mystery runaway bride? Why do their parents give such awful advice? We recap every cringeworthy and lovey dovey moment on the season finale of everyone's favorite new show. Follow our podcast on all your favorite social media channels @LovePodPodcast
1:00:21
March 2, 2020
Age Gaps and Ladies Snap - Love is Blind Netflix Recap
Breaking down the couples sweating til their wedding, the ladies of The LovePod recap episodes 7-9 of Love is Blind. Everything from meet the parents, moving in, dress shopping and epic throwdowns are our hot topics this week. We also give our predictions on whose love will be everlasting. Are you with us? Follow The LovePod Podcast on social media @LovePodPodcast
1:12:59
February 28, 2020
Back to Reality - Love is Blind Netflix Recap Part II
We're back with Part 2 of of the Love is Blind recap. Engaged couples moving in together, meeting each other's families and preparing for their upcoming weddings. Who makes it down the aisle and who is already making a hot mess?Spoiler alert: they don't save the drama for their mommas. Follow us @LovePodPodcast
49:46
February 23, 2020
Oh, Mexico - Love Is Blind Netflix Recap Part I
Nikki Foxx, Jordan and Dina recap the Love is Blind couples return to the real world, leaving Mexico to move into to the same apartment building in Atlanta! They also share some fun personal stories about their own past relationships. Nikki gives great relationship advice with Nikki's nuggets. Follow us on Instagram https://instagram.com/LovePodPodcast
44:28
February 21, 2020
Is Love Really Blind? All about Love is Blind Netflix
This week on The Love Pod, we talk about the first five episodes of our favorite new reality dating show Love is Blind. Everything from the our thoughts on the couples, pod dates, blind engagements and of course, your favorite dating and relationship stories. Follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/LovePodPodcast
45:02
February 17, 2020