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Single in the Springs

Single in the Springs

By Single in the Springs
Single in the Springs is a podcast by Meagan Thomas and Madeline Hoeppner about relationships, dating, and single life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both women have been on their fair share of bad dates, not to mention their own mess-ups. While dating can be both fun and a nightmare, we’re not in it alone. You’ll hear stories ranging from funny tales of men with strange butt tattoos, to more serious discussion of what to do when you have a gut feeling things aren’t OK. Whether you’re with your person, looking for Mr.Right, or just need a reason to laugh, we’ve got you.
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Eat My Taco with Chef Andres Velez
If you listen to the podcast and you're confused why we're talking about Valentine's Day, it's because we recorded before then ;) This week, we have our wonderful friend and local chef/ restauranteur Andres Velez on the show. We talk about grooming, Costco runs, and if it matters if you post your SO on Instagram. Follow Andres and his businesses on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dnotoriouspig/ https://www.instagram.com/piglatincocina/ https://www.instagram.com/anjukoreaneats/
01:30:18
February 26, 2021
Why do we compare our love lives to our friends'?
Maddie and Meagan discuss how hard it is to NOT compare yourself and your love life to your friends. We also touch on seeing exes, rejection, Bumble Premium, AND we finish up with a realllllly weird story about eye care.
01:03:36
January 26, 2021
THOTS with Leah Behr
Happy 2021! Maddie and Meagan welcome their friend Leah Behr onto the podcast. Leah chats with us about meeting her husband and what's actually important in a relationship. Plus, she's the ultimate hype girl! Also, we hear about Maddie's awkward encounter during her waxing appointment. Thank you to our sponsors: District Elleven F45 Bare Beauties by Taya Follow Leah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leah_behr/
01:30:08
January 8, 2021
Backhanded Compliments and Straight Up Insults
This week, Maddie and Meagan talk about the backhanded compliments men give women that are actually just insults. They also chat about Single's Day, and what is probably on every single woman's Amazon wish list during a pandemic. Mackenzie joins them for some fun side commentary, too.
58:06
November 16, 2020
And We're Back. AGAIN.
OK. We know we haven't been consistent in getting the podcast up. There have been A LOT of changes for Meagan + Maddie over the past couple of months. Plus COVID-19. BUT we are back. FOR GOOD THIS TIME. and will be bringing you a new episode every week. So catch up with us this week, and tune in next week as we bring back our regular programming. Thank you to our sponsors: Bare Beauties by Taya Blush Dry Bar + Salon District Elleven + Mood Tapas Bar F45 Training
37:09
October 28, 2020
Getting Crazy with Kande.
Meagan and Maddie have local bartender and overall badass Kande on to talk about toxicity, self-awareness, and acting a litttttle bit crazy.
01:13:28
September 1, 2020
Who Pays for the First Date?
Let's put this to bed. Who pays for the first date? Maddie and Meagan polled the listeners, and we discuss who pays and why it matters at all.
51:01
August 25, 2020
Meagan Went on a Blind Date
The title says it all. Meagan went on a blind date and Maddie gets to hear about it for the first time. Spoiler Alert: it did not go well.
56:48
August 17, 2020
SHIT Gets Weird. Literally. with Sam Vinson
This week on Single in the Springs, we have special guest Sam Vinson. We spend a strange amount of time talking about pooping and farting in front of significant others. We also chat about dating profiles and personality flaws. Meagan hits on Sam too much. Oh, and Maddie broke her arm.  Thank you to our sponsors, Blush Dry Bar and Salon, Mood Tapas Bar, and F45. 
01:04:02
July 14, 2020
Relationship Therapy with Ashley Rainey
Apparently it all goes back to your childhood. In this episode, we talk to Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Ashley Rainey. We cover breadcrumbing, trauma, and attachment styles. This episode was eye opening - at least for us!  Learn more about Ashley and her practice: https://www.holisticrelationaltherapy.com/ Books we mentioned today:  https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Dating-Understanding-Neurobiology-Attachment/dp/162625303X https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Love-Understanding-Attachment-Relationship/dp/1608820580 https://www.amazon.com/Untamed-Glennon-Doyle-Melton/dp/1984801252
01:25:52
June 23, 2020
Hometown Dating with Bryan
This week, we welcome Hometown Hero (or hometown zero? JK.) Bryan Spiess as our guest! Bryan, Maddie and Meagan talk about best spots for happy hour, weird dating encounters, and online dating in COS. There may be some conversation about waxing, err, down there. We finish the episode with worst date stories, submitted by listeners via Facebook and Instagram!
01:16:41
June 19, 2020
Dating Lessons
We begin this episode by discussing Black Lives Matter. Because on this podcast, we believe Black Lives Matter, Women's Rights are Human Rights, No Human is Illegal, Science is Real, and Love is Love. Maddie and Meagan then discuss lessons they've learned while dating - some of which we crowdsourced from listeners.
50:09
June 2, 2020
WE ARE BACK
We are FINALLY recording again after a brief break because of COVID-19! We update you on our regular lives, our love lives (or lack of *cough* Meagan *cough*) and the new podcast studio! We're SO happy to be back.
51:10
May 15, 2020
Will You Be My QuaranTINE?
Happy quarantining! Not much is happy about it, but we're doing our best to look on the bright side. Meagan and Maddie talk bumbling because you're bored, dating during social distancing, and local businesses you can support during the pandemic. A few things to note: 1. Excuse the audio. We are recording via zoom as we can't meet up to record with our usual equipment. 2. We will release new podcasts ever Tuesday and Thursday during the pandemic! 3. We will go live on Instagram every Friday at 5PM for cocktails and to chat about our weeks. Join us!
40:39
March 31, 2020
Pet Peeves and Dealbreakers
Maddie is back! Meagan and Maddie discuss what are their least favorite habits of significant others and what their hard NO's are.
01:07:49
March 6, 2020
Is Age Really Just a Number?
Meagan and guest host Mackenzie Maltby discuss dating men of all ages and if age really is just a number. 
59:46
February 27, 2020
Can Men and Women Be Friends?
This week we dive into the elusive topic of male and female friendships. We have special guest Eric Perez who gives us his thoughts on the subject.
43:19
February 18, 2020
The One About Everything and Nothing.
In this episode, Meagan and Maddie talk about a whole lot of random topics, including figuring out if a guy is flirting or not, happy endings, canceling dates AND we give a huge shoutout to Planned Parenthood, who we really support.
01:02:50
February 10, 2020
Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater
Maddie and Meagan talk cheaters, manipulators, and users. How to identify them and when to leave them.
53:02
January 31, 2020
Stop Letting Your Mom Do Your Laundry.
The number of people who live at home as grown adults (with no real reason) is shocking, and Meagan uses this episode to complain about it for about 40 straight minutes. 
41:38
January 24, 2020
2 Sick 2 Text
Getting out of a long-term relationship sucks, and learning to date after not being single isn't the greatest. We chat with Lauren McDonald about life after a break-up, dating in COS, and her absolutely nots when it comes to potential suitors.
53:02
January 14, 2020
14. Don't Date F***Boys 2020
Happy 2020. If you don't like the F word, this episode isn't for you. We talk F***Boys, share our personal stories, and give you some tips on how to spot one.
57:26
January 11, 2020
Goodbye 2019
Meagan and Maddie discuss personal growth, resolutions for the new decade, and how to date while you're trying to improve yourself. 
01:10:44
December 23, 2019
What's Your Political Affiliation?
This week, Tom Matthews gives us insight into dating in Colorado Springs from a guys perspective.  We talk who pays, dating profiles, and getting political.
01:12:09
December 11, 2019
Single (or not) for the Holidays
Maddie and Meagan discuss spending holidays with significant others, fun holiday dates in Colorado Springs, and not being The Grinch about holiday engagements and being single. Plus, they answer a listener question in a new "Ask Us for Our Bad Advice" segment.
47:59
December 6, 2019
Dating Stories with Lauren: Part Two
In Episode 10 of Single in the Springs, we continue our talk with Lauren McKenzie. We chat about bad dates, daddy issues, and cheaters. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for listening!
46:31
November 27, 2019
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Lauren Used to be a ...
This week we talked with Lauren McKenzie about getting married early, divorce in your 20s, and dating a lot of guys who all frequent the same bar. Part 1 of 2.
45:17
November 23, 2019
Dating Apps Decoded
In episode 8, Maddie and Meagan talk about the common dating apps in Colorado Springs and what they like to see on a dating profile.
49:31
November 13, 2019
Always Carry Listerine and Poo-Pourri
Today on Single in the Springs we talk about firsts. Whether it's the first kiss, or the first time meeting friends, sometimes it can get awkward. We also talk about how to eat lobster claws, Maddie’s knowledge of seahorse reproduction, Meagan’s irrational hate of farting, and pooping at your significant other’s house.
58:45
November 8, 2019
Cuffing Season: Don't Get Confused Because You're Cold
This week special guest Robyn Baumgartner helps us define "Cuffing Season." We chat break-ups, hooking up with friends, and dating multiple people. This episode is definitely not safe for work. Just a heads up.
56:49
October 28, 2019
It's SpOoOky Season: Ghosting
In episode 5, Maddie and Meagan celebrate SpOoOky Season by talking about Ghosting. When should or shouldn't you do it? What do you do when it happens to you - or really what not to do. Also, Meagan has an allergic reaction to her beer halfway through the episode, and Maddie gives us ideas on couples costumes for Halloween!
50:17
October 21, 2019
First Dates with Frank Frey
In episode 4 of Single in the Springs, special guest and local COS celeb Frank Frey talks about some of the best places in Colorado Springs to go on a date.
56:46
October 14, 2019
Do you wash your hands?
In episode 3 of Single in the Springs, Maddie and Meagan talk about the Dos and Don'ts of first dates including what NOT to talk about, who pays, and how to end the date.
58:27
October 7, 2019
Anatomy Teachers and Music Producers
We had some technical difficulties during the recording of our second episode, so we took a lunch (wine) break and ended up bringing back an unexpected guest for the show. Special guest Mackenzie Maltby talks with us about dating after divorce, strange experiences, and when things aren't working out when you're getting ahem, intimate.
01:03:38
September 30, 2019
Butt Tattoos and Beer Guards
Meagan and Maddie introduce themselves and tell the audience about some of their worst dates, as well as the times they were the bad dates.  Thanks to our sponsors: F45 Training Colorado Springs PigLatin Cocina Blush Dry Bar and Salon
47:23
September 20, 2019