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Volume Up! with Leslie Jespersen

Volume Up! with Leslie Jespersen

By Leslie Jespersen
Here on Volume Up you can expect topics such as self love, beauty and fashion, healthy lifestyle living, body acceptance, and more. Volume Up was created to inspire and entertain women alike while being their true authentic selves and live unapolagetically!
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Is Tech Ruining Our Kids? Let's Talk Parenting as a Young Mom
Is it damaging to expose young kids to technology? Is it poor parenting? Or is it setting our children up for bullying, rebellion, and trauma?  Listen in and join the conversation as Leslie dives deep about how she parents her 14 and 9 year olds, why she allows them to have iphones, ipads, and YouTube, and why she thinks it's preparing them for the future.  connect online:  www.instagram.com/leslie_jespersen www.tiktok.com/@leslie_jespersen www.facebook.com/lesliejespersenofficial www.amazon.com/shop/lesliejespersen www.lesliejespersen.com
19:27
May 3, 2021
Former Overachiever, Current Napper Extraordinaire. Still Successful
How often do you feel like your worth is determined by your productivity? Do you need to achieve a certain level of success in order to feel loved, valued, and of importance? SAME! Well, I used to. Until my health took a downturn and gave me a wakeup call to SLOW DOWN. I went from being a CEO of an entertainment marketing & PR agency to a stay at home mom and lost who I was.  Listen and join the conversation on how I flipped my mindset and realized I'm worthy anyway.  www.lesliejespersen.com instagram.com/leslie_jespersen facebook.com/lesliejespersenofficial
24:15
January 20, 2021
Is It Time to Move On? How to Know When it's Time to Level Up & Make Changes
In this episode we talk about discerning between fear and trusting your intuition when making big life changes in areas like your career, your relationships, your living situation, and more. I give you some activities to do so that you can figure out if it's time to move on to the next level and step into your higher self!  Make sure you subscribe and feel free to share with your friends if you found this helpful. Click here for a clarity and purpose meditation  Connect on Instagram Connect on Facebook Read the blog To get 20% off your first Love, Leslie Jespersen Monthly Beauty Box, text "PODCAST BOX" to 609-300-3163
16:24
January 6, 2021
I hate skinny Leslie | live audio journal | Weight loss, weight gain, and self love
In this live voice journaling session, I discuss my self realization of why I am having so much trouble losing weight right now, and why I’m feeling triggered when I see people on social media dieting and doing cleanses, etc. ⁣ ⁣ connect with me on social media: ⁣ ⁣ Instagram.com/leslie_jespersen⁣ Facebook.com/lesliejespersenofficial ⁣ ⁣ Www.lesliejespersen.com
20:01
May 19, 2020
How to Work From Home (Even w/ Kids!) | Pro-Tips from Leslie | Volume Up S2E6
The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has millions of people adjusting to working from home, many for the first time ever, many with kids at home. It's a LOT, it's overwhelming, but IT IS DOABLE!   I've worked from home in some capacity full time for 4 years, with 2 children, pets, and all the things. In this video I answer questions and show you my MUSTS to stay organized and be productive and successful.    #workfromhome #coronavirus #workathomemom  Volume Up is a community built for YOU.. made to break stereotypes and make change! Here on Volume Up you can expect topics such as self love, healthy lifestyle living, body acceptance, financial independence, and more. Volume Up was created to inspire and entertain women alike while being their true authentic selves! Want to see more? Subscribe to watch new videos every Tuesday! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAl... \ \ Behind Volume Up - Host: Leslie Jespersen    Leslie is a full-time entrepreneur, business owner, podcaster, single mom of two. When Leslie’s not busy working you can catch her out in Atlantic City, supporting new bands and local businesses around the city. She is an advocate for health, positive body image, and hopes to inspire others through Volume Up!    LEVEL UP with other boss babes in our FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/49216...  Where to find Leslie:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslie_jesp... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Les_Jespersen  Follow Volume Up:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volumeuponline Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/volumeuponline
24:10
May 13, 2020
Owning Your Sexy | All Things Mom Life & Body Image | Volume Up with Nancy Malcun S2E5
Singer Songwriter and Mom, Nancy Malcun, sits down with me to talk about owning your sexy, being a mom, working in the entertainment industry as a woman, plus she debuts a brand new, never-before-heard publicy original song, "BETTER".  #mombod #ownyoursexy #bodyimage  Follow Nancy Malcun: https://nancymalcunmusic.com/  Volume Up is a community built for YOU.. made to break stereotypes and make change! Here on Volume Up you can expect topics such as self love, healthy lifestyle living, body acceptance, financial independence, and more. Volume Up was created to inspire and entertain women alike while being their true authentic selves!    Want to see more? Subscribe to watch new videos every Tuesday! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAl...  \ \ Behind Volume Up - Host: Leslie Jespersen. Leslie is a full-time entrepreneur, business owner, podcaster, single mom of two. When Leslie’s not busy working you can catch her out in Atlantic City, supporting new bands and local businesses around the city. She is an advocate for health, positive body image, and hopes to inspire others through Volume Up!    LEVEL UP with other boss babes in our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/49216...  Where to find Leslie: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslie_jesp... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Les_Jespersen   Follow Volume Up: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volumeuponl...  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper...  Twitter: https://twitter.com/volumeuponline
36:44
May 6, 2020
Enneagram & EDMR Therapy | Volume Up with Stacy Rush | S2E4
You may have seen an Enneagram Personality Quiz come across your feed on Facebook, but what does it really mean? What does it do? How about that episode of Grey's Anatomy when Jo gets lights flashed in her face in therapy? Counselor and friend Stacy Rush joins us on this episode of Volume Up to break it down and tell us how it can be helpful in our lives.    Volume Up is a community built for YOU.. made to break stereotypes and make change! Here on Volume Up you can expect topics such as self love, healthy lifestyle living, body acceptance, financial independence, and more. Volume Up was created to inspire and entertain women alike while being their true authentic selves!    Want to see more? Subscribe to watch new videos every Tuesday! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAl...  \ \ Behind Volume Up - Host: Leslie Jespersen    Leslie is a full-time entrepreneur, business owner, podcaster, single mom of two. When Leslie’s not busy working you can catch her out in Atlantic City, supporting new bands and local businesses around the city. She is an advocate for health, positive body image, and hopes to inspire others through Volume Up!    LEVEL UP with other boss babes in our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/49216...  Where to find Leslie:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslie_jesp... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Les_Jespersen  Follow Volume Up:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volumeuponl... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/volumeuponline
34:57
April 29, 2020
Anxiety Hacks You Can Do Right Now | Volume Up with Nicole Lynch | S2E3
Leslie sits down with friend and therapist, Nicole Lynch. They break down the good, bad, and ugly in regards to mental health, anxiety, and Nicole gives us easy tricks we can all day no matter where we are to help navigate an anxiety attack. #BreakTheStigma   Volume Up is a community built for YOU.. made to break stereotypes and make change! Here on Volume Up you can expect topics such as self love, healthy lifestyle living, body acceptance, financial independence, and more. Volume Up was created to inspire and entertain women alike while being their true authentic selves!   Want to see more? Subscribe to watch new videos every Tuesday! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAl...  \ \ Behind Volume Up - Host: Leslie Jespersen    Leslie is a full-time entrepreneur, business owner, podcaster, single mom of two. When Leslie’s not busy working you can catch her out in Atlantic City, supporting new bands and local businesses around the city. She is an advocate for health, positive body image, and hopes to inspire others through Volume Up!    LEVEL UP with other boss babes in our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/49216...  Where to find Leslie:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslie_jesp... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Les_Jespersen  Follow Volume Up:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volumeuponl... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/volumeuponline
33:12
April 22, 2020
Vikings SuperFans Make Crazy Prediction, Explain Football over Breakfast | Volume Up | S2E2
Comedian AMarie Castillo aka Part Time Bro and Athlete Justin Lawrence aka Iron Man Fitness, join Leslie at Gilchrist Restaurant in Atlantic City, NJ for some world famous hotcakes and to break down their never-done-before project, SKOL Searching.    They end up explaining football to sports-challenged Leslie, and are joined by restaurant owner Mike Barham for what turns into hilarious R-rated discussion. VOLUME UP!    Warning: adult content and language!   Volume Up is a community built for YOU.. made to break stereotypes and make change! Here on Volume Up you can expect topics such as self love, healthy lifestyle living, body acceptance, financial independence, and more. Volume Up was created to inspire and entertain women alike while being their true authentic selves!    Want to see more? Subscribe to watch new videos every Tuesday! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAl...  \ \ Behind Volume Up - Host: Leslie Jespersen   Leslie is a full-time entrepreneur, business owner, podcaster, single mom of two. When Leslie’s not busy working you can catch her out in Atlantic City, supporting new bands and local businesses around the city. She is an advocate for health, positive body image, and hopes to inspire others through Volume Up!    LEVEL UP with other boss babes in our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/49216...  Where to find Leslie:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyheyitsle... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Les_Jespersen  Follow Volume Up:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volumeuponl... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/volumeuponline
27:45
April 15, 2020
Does Your Partner Support Your Coaching Career? | Volume Up | April Boyd | S2E1
In the Season 2 Premiere, we chat with licensed psychotherapist and founder of the Love and Loss Project, April Boyd. We chat entrepreneurship, the importance of communicating, and how to ask your partner to support your coaching career.   Connect with April: www.aprilboyd.ca   Volume Up is a community built for YOU.. made to break stereotypes and make change! Here on Volume Up you can expect topics such as self love, healthy lifestyle living, body acceptance, financial independence, and more. Volume Up was created to inspire and entertain women alike while being their true authentic selves!   Want to see more? Subscribe to watch new videos every Tuesday! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAl...  \ \ Behind Volume Up - Host: Leslie Jespersen   Leslie is a full-time entrepreneur, business owner, podcaster, single mom of two. When Leslie’s not busy working you can catch her out in Atlantic City, supporting new bands and local businesses around the city. She is an advocate for health, positive body image, and hopes to inspire others through Volume Up!    LEVEL UP with other boss babes in our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/49216...  Where to find Leslie: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyheyitsle... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Les_Jespersen  Follow Volume Up:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volumeuponl... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJesper... Twitter: https://twitter.com/volumeuponline
27:03
April 8, 2020
Aging Gracefully with Dr. Karen Harkaway
Dr. Karen Harkaway of Harkaway Center for Dermatology & Aesthetics is our guest co-host for this episode! She takes live calls and debunks all the myths on botox, jeuveau, fillers, and candidly chats about where self love fits in when doing these procedures and enhancements.  Mention VOLUME UP to get 10% off your future services or products with Harkaway Center. 
46:30
December 17, 2019
South Jersey Entrepreneur Studio Party! Season 1 Finale
It was a packed house for this show! First we had Redonkulous Entertainment: a group of creatives in the comic industry who are chatting about their book releases, their processes, and working together.  Next up was my old high school friend, fellow badass working mama, Monica  Welsh, of Vaux Studio & Willow Wynn Lettering & Design. She won Best of Philly and isn't stopping any time soon! Taking the helm of the second hour I welcome Kelly Lentz and Craig Schulte, newlyweds and owners of Kelly & Craig Photography. We talk all things family, small business life, life in Brigantine, and more!  This Season 1 Finale was a perfect culmination of what we stand for: entertainment and inspiration! Season 2 is coming back IN COLOR and on SCREEN so make sure you're connected through Facebook and on our website for the latest updates!
01:34:00
December 11, 2019
Healthy Travel Snack Hacks + RYNO Music Chat
We chat with Ryan from RYNO about his new music, and working overseas. The travel conversation continues with special guest co-host Rachel Jamison of Fermented Ayurveda. Leslie's new favorite healthy snacks, especially for traveling, are from Wild Zora! Paleo and AIP options, no added junk, just quality clean food. Get your own WILD ZORA snacks at wildzora.com and use special discount code VOLUMEUP15.
47:41
December 5, 2019
Holiday Happenings & Small Business Support
This episode of Volume Up features special guest Lyntaga Smith,  manager of The Leadership Studio, owner of Sea Me Glow, and the powerhouse behind the community markets in Atlantic City and beyond. These markets highlight small, local businesses and provide a platform for the community to sell their goods and shop too! Click here to learn more about:  The Leadership Studio Sea Me Glow Holiday Market After the break we heard from Dave Damiani and he told us all about his upcoming show at The Levoy Theater in Millville, NJ on December 6 with Bob Anderson and Haley Reinhardt.     
45:56
November 27, 2019
Entrepreneur Struggles, Wins, and Shifts
Leslie Jespersen and Rachel Jamison talk about what the entrepreneur journey looks like - it's not all rainbows and butterflies. BUT, it doesn't have to be misery and struggle all the time, either! Learn how to roll with the punches, recognize when it's time to move on, and hear some major truth bombs. 
47:58
November 19, 2019
Building Muscle with Nate Evans, Jr: Mental Health, Mindset, & His New Book
I'm joined by mental health advocate, inspirational speaker, and published author Nate Evans Jr! Hear his interview and our chat, plus bonus music from Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra, Bob Anderson, and Haley Reinhart to celebrate their upcoming Big Band Wonderland show at the Levoy Theater in Millville, NJ on December 6. 
47:59
November 6, 2019
Social Media Masterminds with Jillian Marina
This episode features Jillian Marina of Quantus Creative who is giving you tangible tips you can do to increase your business efforts on social media that cost zero dollars! 
23:49
November 6, 2019
Leslie's Hanson Fandom Explained, + Special Guest Comedian Michelle Tomko
by Guest Blogger & Co-Host, Michelle Tomko I love being on the radio. As soon as I put on the headphones I am always reminded of this documentary I watched about John Lennon where they showed a clip of him and Yoko demonstrating their notion of Bagism. You can google it. But basically their belief was that if they communicated though a bag over their entire body they couldn't be judged by outside appearance. They referred to it as “total communication”. Hey it was the 60's...man. So that's what I think about when I'm on the radio. That and the gratitude I feel that in order to perform I don't have to wear make up and a nice shirt. This week on Volume Up, the big topic was a band almost as old as the Beatles. Kidding Leslie. But you have to admit that Hanson has been around for a minute. Leslie talked about the concert she attended at Caesars with the childlike innocence of a middle-schooler with her first crush coupled with the photo-credentialed grown up, who grew up, with this band. Wow. And I thought I liked Sting! But I don't have Message in a Bottle lyrics tattooed on my foot. And I certainly wouldn't make that kind of commitment when Taylor had a typo on his autograph. What the salesteam at DSW must think of that lefty Leslie! But who's really looking because of those killer lashes though? I went on WOND to talk about an upcoming show at Dante Hall. There's a bit of irony here. As Leslie talked about how a famous crew influenced her life, I'm working on a project about how everyday folk in Atlantic City are continually influencing mine. I mean I'm doing yoga and brewing my own Kombucha now instead of playing poker. Talk about hippies... Grab a listen to this week's show (click below) and follow me at @Tomkomedy. Michelle Tomko michelletomko@hotmail.com  http://www.michelletomko.com/  https://www.facebook.com/michelle.tomko.35
01:35:36
October 28, 2019
Living with Cancer: A 29 Year Old's Story, Plus Guest Host, 12-Year Old Alex
On this episode of Volume Up, we are joined by Crystal Schaefer, a 29 year old woman who is currently under treatment for Breast Cancer. She talks about the good, bad, and ugly, from symptom, diagnosis, chemo, and beyond. Plus she tells us about the drive and meaning behind her crystal bracelet hobby, Crystal's Crystals. We also have Leslie's 12 year old son, Alex, in the studio as guest co-host! Listen as he chimes in with his thoughts on being a kid, life, energy, weird food quirks, and more! Connect with us on Instagram & Facebook
01:32:11
October 16, 2019
Leslie's Jeuveau and Versa Experience + Fall Fashion Show
This week on Volume Up -  Leslie has guest host AMarie Castillo in the house talking comedy, being a good person, achieving success in the comedy world, plus how Botox, Jeuveau and fillers can be acts of Self Love! Then we are joined by Kevin, owner of Seagrass Boutique, talking fall fashion! Bonus: Leslie's review of the Asking Alexandria - Papa Roach - Shinedown concert at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. 
01:34:49
October 2, 2019
Self Care Saturday! CBD Sheet Masks and Autumn Equinox Health Deets
It’s Self Care Saturday this week on Volume Up! Leslie and Charlee are joined in-studio by Amanda Ventura, founder of At Anchor Day Spa. Amanda balances motherhood, marriage, and a business and manages to make it all look effortless. Hear all about the services offered at the spa as the ladies discuss getting more comfortable with less makeup, making time for self care, and how to get the absolute most out of your spa day. Watch the Facebook Live here In our second hour, we’re joined by our resident ayurvedic practitioner Rachel Jamison. Rachel dishes on the upcoming Equinox and how its themes of balance can influence our lives right now. She also shares her knowledge in eating for the season and how to start preparing our bodies now for flu season. Lastly, Rachel lets us in on her daily self care routine and how it contributed to her enjoyment of a recent solo traveling adventure. Plus fashion finds, taking it off on social media, and Leslie’s Hard Rock getaway... all on this episode of Volume Up!
01:32:29
September 23, 2019
Take Your Seat at the Spiritual Roundtable with Colleen St. Michaels
It’s a very special episode of Volume Up with Leslie Jespersen as the ladies are joined in-studio by gracious guest co-host Colleen St. Michaels. Colleen is a spiritual reader and medium who partners with spirit and angels to deliver impactful messages with compassion, sharp intuitive insight, and wisdom as a clear channel into the divine. Colleen’s lifework revolves around channeling spirit and angel guides to teach our souls how to step up and speak out. Over the next two hours, Leslie and Charlee take a deep dive with Colleen into topics such as old vs new thought, shadow work and resistance, ego, and the idea of always being “under construction.” The ladies also discuss the importance for empathic souls to protect their own energy. Colleen discusses her new book, available in mid-October, which serves as a healing tool for those grieving the loss of a loved one to addiction. Later in the episode, Colleen answers some listener questions and does a special reading in which she advises Leslie on the members of her angel guide group. We had chills during this entire episode of Volume Up, and you will too! If you love it, make sure you subscribe on your platform of choice, connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, and tell us what you love!
01:35:52
September 14, 2019
What's (self) LOVE Got To Do With It? + After the Burn
Vital Information Alert! This week’s episode of Volume Up is our most inspiring and empowering yet. Drawing from her own recent experiences and realizations, Leslie expounds on her definition of self love- what does it mean and what does it look like for you? Listen in for Leslie’s tips on leveling up and living your best life. Speaking of Leveling Up, we’ve got some sweet news for you! Tickets are now on sale for the Leveled Up Brunch Forum on the Beach, happening Sunday October 20th! Leslie has compiled a panel of inspiring women, including herself, who will share their stories and help you level up in EVERY area of your life. Early bird pricing won’t last, so make sure you reserve your table or ticket soon. In our second hour, the ladies are joined by Mike and Keith of After the Burn in anticipation of their upcoming show at Rhythm & Spirits. Hear about their creative writing process and musical inspirations. The guys are also sharing their thoughts on the difference between a hobby and a passion, and whether we can expect an upcoming tour. Plus horror movies, real life hauntings, and so much more, this week on Volume Up!
01:37:00
September 10, 2019
Feed Us & Tell Us We're Pretty: Conscious Cooks, Chef Brian Duffy, + Lynyrd Skynyrd Show Review
It’s a FOODiful day in the neighborhood on this episode of Volume Up! We love shows filled with great conversation and delicious, healthy food, and there’s no shortage of either today. Leslie and Charlee are joined in-studio by Kayla Randazzo and Michele Carty- the Conscious Cooks. Michele and Kayla’s passion for nutrient-dense food and service is front-and-center in all of their offerings: private catering, cooking demonstrations, and weekly meal prep delivered right to your door. Hear about the inspiration behind Conscious Cooks and the absolutely unbelievable ways they make plant-based versions of some of our favorite dishes- think eggplantball sliders and vegan Philly rolls. Speaking of Philly— in our second hour, Philadelphia native Chef Brian Duffy falls in to tell the ladies all about his new show “Opening Night,” premiering Sunday September 1st on Food Network. The show follows a restauranteur, consulted by Chef, on their 7 days before opening for business. Hear Chef’s take on the wild & crazy energy of an actual opening night, how his newest endeavor is totally different from previous projects, and why America is totally hooked on reality TV. Plus a Lynrd Skynrd concert recap with our friends Wild Adriatic's tunes jamming, a look at how our Dynamic Duo’s upbringing shaped their adult musical interests, and a lot of kombucha-induced silliness... this week, get your Volume Up!
01:37:17
September 3, 2019
Social Media Sins You're Probably Committing + Hanson Chat
Are you guilty of committing social media sins? Probably! The good news is, we’re here to help. This week on Volume Up, Leslie’s putting on her social media cap to dive deep into mistakes your business is probably making online. Reposting someone’s photo without giving credit? That’s one! Selling to someone without building familiarity first? That’s another! We’ve also got a local firsthand account of how embarrassing it can be when a business doesn’t do their research on their social media team... The ladies are also giving you tips on how to successfully showcase your brand and business online—and some of these nuggets are so golden, we can’t even print them here! Plus: Leslie’s trip to see Hanson in Maryland (in a hat no less,) chicken sandwich, and a ton more this week on Volume Up with Leslie Jespersen!
01:37:18
August 29, 2019
Weight Loss Surgery: Before, After, & Your Questions Answered
This week’s episode of Volume Up with Leslie Jespersen is for anyone who has ever struggled with their weight. Leslie’s away this week, and Charlee is joined in the studio by two dynamic women who have (also) undergone a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy- weight loss surgery. These three women are getting real and raw about WLS, food addiction, and how profoundly losing a significant amount of weight can change a life. Carrie Vasquez is a Personal Trainer with Star Fit Club whose clients fuel her continued success at 3 years post-op. Lori Lopez is a busy mom navigating the complex emotional journey of WLS 2 years out. Both women share their struggles and successes with food and weight loss. In our first hour, the ladies discuss why they chose to have surgery and take some questions from listeners. We tackle the “easy way out” myth as well as addiction and addiction transfer, weight regain, and the serious psychological work of healing from a dysfunctional relationship with food. In the second hour, we’re talking relationships: family, friend, and romantic. Have our families always been supportive? Did we lose friends? What about the statistic that 75% of marriages where one partner has had WLS end in divorce? If your relationship with food has ever left you feeling hopeless, this episode is direct from us to you. We’re coming at you with the good, the bad, and the sometimes heartbreaking side of weight loss surgery. We’re coming at you with the surety that you CAN change your life. We’re coming at you this and every week with Volume Up!
01:37:57
August 20, 2019
Live from the Atlantic County 4-H Fair (Blueberry Pies included.)
This week, follow our dynamic duo down an old country road to the 4-H Fair! Leslie and Charlee broadcasted live from the Atlantic County 4-H fair in this week’s edition of Volume Up, and by the end of the episode, you’ll be wishing you were there! The ladies are joined by Hailey, who’s running for Atlantic County Ambassador, to talk about her campaign and the leadership she’ll bring to her position if she’s elected.  Leslie’s mom Joyce (a lifelong 4-H member) gives us a crash course in the 4-H pledge and the significance of becoming a member. We also hear from Albert & Mae, who have been 4-H members for over 50 years. It was a joy to talk with this couple about the niche clubs they started and nurtured, how 4-H has changed over the years, and how it stays just as relevant today.  What’s your favorite kind of pie? The gals judge their first-ever pie eating contest in the second hour, and you don’t want to miss it. Three sets of contestants leave it all on the table (some literally) in this highly competitive race against themselves and each other. Stay tuned for a short interview with each of our winners on their game-winning strategy. If you LOVE Volume Up with Leslie Jespersen, let us know! Share us with your friends on social media, drop us a line, and tell us why! And if you’d like to have our show broadcast at your next event, get in touch at volumeup@marsolluna.com. 
01:37:01
August 13, 2019
Online Dating, Leslie's Purple Hair Secret, + Superstar Guests!
We loooove live music at Volume Up! And we love it even more when we have live music IN the studio! This week on Volume Up, Leslie and Charlee are joined by Meaghan Farrell: Nashville-based singer/songwriter, recording artist, and special guest cohost! Meaghan’s soulful voice captivates in two live performances, and her inviting and bubbly personality is showcased while she chats with the ladies about her autobiographical songs, online dating (!) and making music her career. We’re also talking via phone with 11-year-old Samarah Conley, fresh off her Nice International Film Festival win for Best Lead Actress in a Short Film. Samarah’s love for acting and singing come through loud and clear, and she’s got something in common with Leslie: both child actors! Plus, we are talking healthy eating & cooking (and the occasional absence thereof,) Leslie’s tips on getting gorgeous hair color at home, and how much it REALLY costs a woman to go out on a date. Hint: it’s more than you think.  We love our listeners! If you loved this (or any!) episode of Volume Up, please share it on your social platforms, tag us, and tell us!!!
01:40:08
August 3, 2019
Leslie & Charlee's Binge-Worthy TV shows, + Brigantine Artist Popo Flanigan
It’s birthday week on Volume Up! Leslie & Charlee are gearing up for the July Baby Birthday Bash and you’re invited to join them for an in-studio party. The ladies are chatting with artist Popo Flanigan, whose unique artwork is cropping up all over South Jersey and beyond. Hear about Popo’s backstory in artistry (Hint: it’s not what you’d expect!) her own inspirations, and how you can take a class with her. You don’t want to miss our interview with this fascinating woman. We’re recapping the recent John Mayer concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia after a last-minute Volume Up road trip. Which songs had our dynamic duo up and dancing? And which song nearly made Leslie cry? Do you love a good TV- streaming binge? In our second hour, Charlee and Leslie are talking about some of their favorite Netflix & Hulu shows. Listen to find out what we are obsessed with!  Plus more birthday shenanigans, more hot topics, and how the sun, moon and stars affect them all. Don’t miss this episode of Volume Up!
01:37:14
August 2, 2019
Inside: Tools to Improve Your Quality of Life in Mind, Body, and Spirit RIGHT NOW
Did you feel that?! We did too!!! The vibe was high as heaven on this week’s episode of Volume Up as Leslie and Charlee were joined in the studio by very special guest cohost Ashley Gordon.  Ashley is a spiritual coach and host of the Badass Manifester podcast, and she was here for a deep dive into all things manifestation- what it is, how to do it, and why it works. If you’ve ever felt stuck or like your outer world didn’t align with your inner world, THIS is the episode for you! In the second hour, the ladies are joined by Jordan Jacobsen of Enlightened Cafe. Hear about Enlightened’s mission, the communities they serve and outreach, and of-freaking-course, their delicious food and beverage options. Enlightened is so much more than a cafe, as you’ll hear- it’s also a safe place for folks in recovery and a hub of service to the South Jersey community at large.  Plus, our weekly recap, important July Baby Birthday Bash updates, and details on our “Where Are You Listening?” Summer Selfie Contest!   A huge hug & thank you to our guests this week Jordan and Ashley! If you loved this episode, don’t forget to share us! We love your feedback on Facebook, Instagram, and  on the blog. Volume Up!
01:24:34
July 21, 2019
The Next Big Trend in Health (Mind AND body workout!) + Leslie’s Manicure Gone Wrong
Catch up with your girls this week on Volume Up! Leslie and Charlee are joined in the studio by Stacia Eve Paul, owner of Light as a Feather Yoga, who is dishing all the details on a different kind of yoga- trapeze. What the heck is yoga trapeze? Who’s it for? What’s it do? The ladies chat about Stacia’s training for certification in Spain, using your practice as therapy, and how to balance it all as an entrepreneur.  Have you ever walked out of a business so furious you could write a Yelp review? Then you HAVE to listen to Leslie’s recent customer service experience! We’re not going to name any names, but...  Make sure you’re listening for the details on our “Where Are You Listening” Social Selfie Contest and how you can win a prize pack bursting with $500 worth of fun. Plus we’re talking our July Baby Birthday Bash, influencers who do bizarre stuff for cash, and Charlee’s strange aversion to poultry.  We appreciate all of your feedback! If you love this episode, please share it! And remember to find us on Facebook and Instagram so you never miss a minute of what we’ve got going on. 
01:36:25
July 17, 2019
Prom Night Murder Memoirs: An Interview | Plus: Are Leslie & Charlee Turning to Polyamory?
If there’s anything we’re brilliant at on Volume Up, it’s balancing the heavy & thoughtful with the fun & lighthearted, and our show this week is no exception. Leslie and Charlee are joined in-studio by Ed & Mindy Morrison and Cecilia Kleiner. Ed and Mindy are coauthors of the new book “Bad Moon Rising,” a harrowing account of the murder of Ed and Cecilia’s brother Mike Morrison. Mike and his date Debbie Means never made it home from their prom in Mascoutah, IL in 1969. 50 years later, we are speaking to the family about the grizzly murders that rocked their small town, the nature of humanity and human behavior, and the hard work of healing and forgiving.  In our second hour, the ladies are talking polyamory- or more specifically, romantic relationships where multiple men are devoted to the same woman. What’s the magic number to make such a situation work? DOES such a situation work and if so, are Charlee and Leslie game for it? Is this the new frontier of relationships? You be the judge! Plus we’re recapping the week (including the kickoff for Tanger Outlets' Live at 5 Summer Concert Series that Leslie is producing), giving you the details on our upcoming July Baby Birthday Bash, and chatting about what happens when you “go out” without alcohol. So turn your Volume Up!
01:32:47
July 9, 2019
3 Women, 2 Hours, 1 Studio: What Could Go Wrong?
What’s better than 2 smart, gorgeous, hilarious ladies?! Three! Leslie and Charlee are joined this week by comedian and community leader Michelle Tomko. Michelle talks about her upcoming workshop she's teaching with the Weist-Barron-Ryan Acting School, her involvement in 48 Blocks Atlantic City, and getting to do what she loves for a living with Tomkomedy. Are you a July birthday baby? Then you won’t want to miss our July Baby Birthday Bash! We’re taking over AC’s newest hot spot Rhythm & Spirits on July 27th from 8-10pm to throw YOU a party! Charlee’s birthday is July 25th and Leslie’s is July 30th, and we’re celebrating with a night of fun, food, music, drinks, and laughs! Get on our birthday guest list to have your name on the birthday cake, be entered to win prizes, and enjoy bites and sips all night long. We have a sweet special for July babies bringing friends and tickets are on sale now for what is sure to be a wild night! Plus yoga talk, a spirited discussion about foods that annoyingly taste like other foods, and a ton more this week on Volume Up with Leslie Jespersen.
01:33:39
July 2, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution: Episode 8.2
Joined by guest co-host Rachel Jamison, owner of Fermented Ayurveda, Pickling Salt, and Salty Astrology! We talked about the Summer Solstice, what it means for us in all aspects. Then we dove into our top 20 Summer Bucket List ideas - a little something for everyone, whether it's family trips, day dates, solo adventures, or rainy day activities. It's officially summer, so Volume UP!
43:40
June 25, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution: Episode 8.1
Joined by guest co-host Rachel Jamison, owner of Fermented Ayurveda, Pickling Salt, and Salty Astrology! We talked about the Summer Solstice, what it means for us in all aspects.  Then we dove into our top 20 Summer Bucket List ideas - a little something for everyone, whether it's family trips, day dates, solo adventures, or rainy day activities.  It's officially summer, so Volume UP! 
43:54
June 25, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 7.2
Blame it on the moon- it was a wild week on Episode 7 of Volume Up! In honor of Father’s Day, Leslie and Charlee are celebrating everything Dad... and they can hardly stop cracking themselves up! The ladies field a touching phone call from Leslie’s (New) Uncle Walter about the importance of family and love and also pay tribute to their own fathers, both here on Earth and in heaven. Heard any good Dad Jokes lately? Our dynamic duo have, and some of them are seriously hysterical! Charlee, Leslie, and producer Audra trade funnies that will make your Pop proud. Can we say “DILF”on the air? We’ll find out soon enough! What celebrity DILFs are on Leslie’s and Charlee’s list? (Hint: our girls have wildly different taste in men, which is probably a good thing.) And which hometown hottie made both host’s hot list? You’ve got to hear it to believe it! Plus, we sample new music from Meaghan Farrell, wax weird about band fandom, and discuss the upcoming full moon energy shift in this jam-packed episode. Volume Up!
42:01
June 19, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 7.1
Blame it on the moon- it was a wild week on Episode 7 of Volume Up! In honor of Father’s Day, Leslie and Charlee are celebrating everything Dad... and they can hardly stop cracking themselves up! The ladies field a touching phone call from Leslie’s (New) Uncle Walter about the importance of family and love and also pay tribute to their own fathers, both here on Earth and in heaven. Heard any good Dad Jokes lately? Our dynamic duo have, and some of them are seriously hysterical! Charlee, Leslie, and producer Audra trade funnies that will make your Pop proud. Can we say “DILF”on the air? We’ll find out soon enough! What celebrity DILFs are on Leslie’s and Charlee’s list? (Hint: our girls have wildly different taste in men, which is probably a good thing.) And which hometown hottie made both host’s hot list? You’ve got to hear it to believe it! Plus, we sample new music from Meaghan Farrell, wax weird about band fandom, and discuss the upcoming full moon energy shift in this jam-packed episode. Volume Up!
47:27
June 19, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 6.2
Leslie, Charlee & company pack up the WOND van for a field trip to the 3rd Annual Atlantic City Food Truck Festival on this episode of Volume Up! A new great debate rages on: Are burgers and hot dogs considered sandwiches? Leslie’s family thinks so! The ladies crowd source some opinions and decide they’re better of just eating them instead. Just in the nick of time, Wink from 1 Potato two showed up with some delicious Pesto Tater Tots and an out-of-this-world Mashed Potato Sundae! It sounds great on the replay, but you’ve gotta see our Facebook photos to believe it! Some refreshing Strawberry Lemonades capped off a mid-day feast from one of the food truck festival‘s best vendors. Our guest co-host with the most, Phoenix, stopped by to talk the Primal Men tour, dancing and performing for a living, and why he loves Iowa more than any other state. To end a fantastic festival funday, the ladies play a round of Disney-themed Beat Your Buzzer with their favorite trivia host, Jordo.
48:38
June 11, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 6.1
Leslie, Charlee & company pack up the WOND van for a field trip to the 3rd Annual Atlantic City Food Truck Festival on this episode of Volume Up! A new great debate rages on: Are burgers and hot dogs considered sandwiches? Leslie’s family thinks so! The ladies crowd source some opinions and decide they’re better of just eating them instead. Just in the nick of time, Wink from 1 Potato two showed up with some delicious Pesto Tater Tots and an out-of-this-world Mashed Potato Sundae! It sounds great on the replay, but you’ve gotta see our Facebook photos to believe it! Some refreshing Strawberry Lemonades capped off a mid-day feast from one of the food truck festival‘s best vendors. Our guest co-host with the most, Phoenix, stopped by to talk the Primal Men tour, dancing and performing for a living, and why he loves Iowa more than any other state. To end a fantastic festival funday, the ladies play a round of Disney-themed Beat Your Buzzer with their favorite trivia host, Jordo.
48:33
June 11, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 5.2
Volume UP on Episode 5! This week we’re dishing all the deets on social media. Leslie chats with Melissa Marshall, an Indiana-based makeup artist who grew her online following organically to land paid brand collabs doing what she loves. The ladies hear from Aurora Rutledge, whose story went viral when she adopted a dog with an astounding amount of teeth, on monetization and legal considerations when using social influence. Leslie talks with Kay Elle from Nashville, a lifestyle and fashion blogger with over 20,000 followers, about how she‘s building her brand into an empire. Is “influencer” a dirty word? Leslie puts on her social media strategist hat to explain “the algorithm,” how to grow a following with authentic engagement, and why brand influencers need to be paid for their contributions.
52:29
June 4, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 5.1
Volume UP on Episode 5! This week we’re dishing all the deets on social media. Leslie chats with Melissa Marshall, an Indiana-based makeup artist who grew her online following organically to land paid brand collabs doing what she loves. The ladies hear from Aurora Rutledge, whose story went viral when she adopted a dog with an astounding amount of teeth, on monetization and legal considerations when using social influence. Leslie talks with Kay Elle from Nashville, a lifestyle and fashion blogger with over 20,000 followers, about how she‘s building her brand into an empire. Is “influencer” a dirty word? Leslie puts on her social media strategist hat to explain “the algorithm,” how to grow a following with authentic engagement, and why brand influencers need to be paid for their contributions.
50:51
June 4, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 4.2
What a wild show! It‘s the unofficial summer kickoff in South Jersey and the ladies make a big statement by doing the entire show in their swimsuits. Reason being? We are showing you how to get your body beach-ready! Step 1: Put a swimsuit (or your clothing of choice) on your body. Step 2: bring your body to the beach! In all seriousness, we‘ve realized how easy it is to sit on the sidelines of life because we don’t feel like our bodies are enough- slim enough, tan enough, GOOD enough. We’re committed to enjoying our lives and our bodies as they are now and encourage you too, also! If you missed our live feed during the show, check out Facebook for a replay: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJespersenOfficial/ Life Coach Lora Jump of This Incredible Life joins us for real talk on body image, healing from the inside out, and her #mybodyis movement. The epitome of a good sport, Ocean City Paddleboard Company’s Willie Fannon joined the ladies, sans shirt, to talk local summer activities and why anyone can learn to paddleboard.
43:54
May 28, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 4.1
What a wild show! It‘s the unofficial summer kickoff in South Jersey and the ladies make a big statement by doing the entire show in their swimsuits. Reason being? We are showing you how to get your body beach-ready! Step 1: Put a swimsuit (or your clothing of choice) on your body. Step 2: bring your body to the beach! In all seriousness, we‘ve realized how easy it is to sit on the sidelines of life because we don’t feel like our bodies are enough- slim enough, tan enough, GOOD enough. We’re committed to enjoying our lives and our bodies as they are now and encourage you too, also! If you missed our live feed during the show, check out Facebook for a replay: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieJespersenOfficial/ Life Coach Lora Jump of This Incredible Life joins us for real talk on body image, healing from the inside out, and her #mybodyis movement. The epitome of a good sport, Ocean City Paddleboard Company’s Willie Fannon joined the ladies, sans shirt, to talk local summer activities and why anyone can learn to paddleboard.
44:39
May 28, 2019
Volume Up! A Lifestyle Radio Revolution! Episode 3.1
Did you know these ladies could talk?! Leslie and Charlee are unplugged and no-holds-barred in Episode 3 of Volume Up!   Leslie is celebrating 60+ days being alcohol free. Why’d she do it? What is she learning about herself and the people around her now that she’s a teetotaler? Does she miss drinking? What does she drink instead of alcohol?!   It’s not the new Cold Brew Lemonade from Wawa, which the ladies sampled live for the first time so that you don’t have to.   Charlee dishes on her own dating dilemma and poses the question: should we change to be in a relationship? Listen to find out what had Leslie laughing so hard she nearly fell out of her chair!   Mental Health Awareness Month continues though May and our dynamic duo talks natural ways to boost mental health and emotional well-being. We’ve all heard that meditation & diet help, but WHY do they help? What’s going on in your body when you change your diet and train your brain that increases psychological health? Plus lots of laughs, hot topics, and more!  
52:23
May 21, 2019
Volume Up! A Lifestyle Radio Revolution: Episode 3.2
Did you know these ladies could talk?! Leslie and Charlee are unplugged and no-holds-barred in Episode 3 of Volume Up!   Leslie is celebrating 60+ days being alcohol free. Why’d she do it? What is she learning about herself and the people around her now that she’s a teetotaler? Does she miss drinking? What does she drink instead of alcohol?!   It’s not the new Cold Brew Lemonade from Wawa, which the ladies sampled live for the first time so that you don’t have to.   Charlee dishes on her own dating dilemma and poses the question: should we change to be in a relationship? Listen to find out what had Leslie laughing so hard she nearly fell out of her chair! Mental Health Awareness Month continues though May and our dynamic duo talks natural ways to boost mental health and emotional well-being. We’ve all heard that meditation & diet help, but WHY do they help? What’s going on in your body when you change your diet and train your brain that increases psychological health? Plus lots of laughs, hot topics, and more!  
54:34
May 21, 2019
Volume Up! A Lifestyle Radio Revolution: Episode 2.2
"What the heck is Ayurveda?" The ladies also talk Eastern vs. Western medicine and the cruciality of treating the cause of illness instead of just the symptoms.  Originaire stopped by to play their new single "Seven Sixteen" band absolutely dazzled with their shimmering vocals and soulful guitar. Entrepreneur Mark Callazzo joined to talk about his Atlantic City restaurants and the discussion on financial literacy.
45:55
May 14, 2019
Volume Up! A Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 2.1
"What the heck is Ayurveda?" The ladies also talk Eastern vs. Western medicine and the cruciality of treating the cause of illness instead of just the symptoms.  Originaire stopped by to play their new single "Seven Sixteen" vand absolutely dazzled with their shimmering vocals and soulful guitar. Entrepreneur Mark Callazzo joined to talk about his Atlantic City restaurants and the discussion on financial literacy.
49:25
May 13, 2019
Volume Up! A Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 1.2
Previously on Part 1: Acoustic rockstar and singer, songwriter, and internationally touring recording artist Benny Bassett discusses his career and plays 2 Truths & A Lie On Part 2: Meet Jordan, who is a male entertainer with Primal Men Male Revue as "Phoenix" as well as a fitness coach and personal trainer. He and Charlee discuss the keto diet and the trends in dieting. Finally, we discussed the importance of mental health, especially in men, for Mental Health Awareness Month.
44:20
May 13, 2019
Volume Up! The Lifestyle Radio Revolution Episode 1.1
Acoustic rockstar and singer, songwriter, and internationally touring recording artist Benny Bassett discusses his career and plays 2 Truths & A Lie On Part 2: Meet Jordan, who is a male entertainer with Primal Men Male Revue as "Phoenix" as well as a fitness coach and personal trainer. He and Charlee discuss the keto diet and the trends in dieting. Finally, we discussed the importance of mental health, especially in men, for Mental Health Awareness Month.
44:17
May 13, 2019