What The F*ck's Up Podcast
By Caitlin Kelley and Nina Barnett
What The F*ck's Up is an unapologetic comedic and mental health focused podcast hosted by Caitlin Kelley and co-hosted by comedian Nina Barnett starting season 3. The guests will be challenged to face the same underlying question: how do we manage the anxiety of our 20s without having a quarter life crisis? With the help of Nina and the guests, Caitlin will delve into what the f*ck is going on and how to stay sane in the face of the most uncertain decade where success isn't always a through-line.
The Spookiest Betchisode Part 2 ft. Tayla Jackson
here is part 2! sorry for the delay-- enjoy my first tarot reading on the show! xx Follow Tayla with her content @betches, the media company she works at, or her personal ig: @_taylajacksonn. Follow her TikTok for a wild ride at @taylaajacksonn . And as always, follow us on IG at @ckny1213 and @ninabarnett, Caitlin on TikTok @ckny1213 and Nina @ninzbarnett, and the podcast @wtfsuppod on both platforms (IG/TikTok).
November 10, 2022
The Spookiest Betchisode ft. Tayla Jackson
Happy WTFSUP season 4! It's the future! Our guest is Betches' Tayla Jackson. As for the episode content-- in classic Scorpio szn fashion... you'll see. xoxo, CKNY (& Ninz who is busy celebrating her mama's bday!) Follow Tayla with her content @betches, the media company she works at, or her personal ig:@_taylajacksonn. Follow her TikTok for a wild ride at @taylaajacksonn. And as always, follow us on IG at @ckny1213 and @ninabarnett, Caitlin on TikTok @ckny1213 and Nina @ninzbarnett, and the podcast @wtfsuppod on both platforms (IG/TikTok).
October 27, 2022
Building an Authentic Brand ft. Sweats & The City
Today we are joined by the amazing women behind the popular Sweats and The City instagram and ORRO app! Elizabeth and Dale discuss how they met and their well-known wellness brand ‘Sweats and The City’ came to be. Nina dives into an intro recorded during NYFW and leads us right into the episode. We discuss building an authentic brand in the early days of influencing, and how they transitioned from the corporate world into full-time creators. They dive into the new app, ORRO, they have launched as an on-demand wellness platform and how that has transformed over the course of the pandemic. We dive into Dale’s first year of marriage, her cross-country move, and allude to an exciting announcement! Eliz discusses how dating has transformed over the last decade and how to surround yourself with the right people. We wrap up the episode with some must-have wellness trends and the reasons Eliz and Dale love working with each other! Follow Sweats & The City @sweatsandthecity on Instagram, and peruse their website for their app, recs, and blogs. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! SPONSORS: Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Visit https://www.crushedtonic.com/ and use code WTFSUP for 20% off your first purchase or 50% off almost sold out matcha & original crushes.
September 20, 2022
Mercury in Retrograde: a Preparation ft. Alice Bell (Re-Release)
Today's episode is a re-release of Alice Bell's episode from last season in honor of the upcoming *mercury in retrograde.* This episode is fitting for all levels of astrology lovers and know-nots, especially with the change in seasons occuring at this moment! We start the episode off with an update from Caitlin & Nina then launch right into Alice, who is extremely cool and knowledgeable about all things astrology and even is the resident astrology writer for Vogue (casual). Listen or re-listen to refresh your astro knowledge! Follow Alice @stalkalice on Instagram, TikTok, and peruse her website for her courses, readings, and more. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! SPONSORS: Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Visit https://www.crushedtonic.com/ and use code WTFSUP for 20% off your first purchase or 50% off almost sold out matcha & original crushes.
September 07, 2022
The Importance of Showing Up ft. Kathryn Gallagher
TW: sexual abusive and abusive relationships Today we are joined by actress and singer/songwriter Kathryn Gallagher. We have a lovely time on the couch listening to Kathryn wax poetic about the importance of showing up for & taking care of yourself; her time on Broadway's "Jagged Little Pill" and the whirlwind of the roll and its evolution; the moment she got nominated for a Tony; the process of being cast in "You" and it changing hands from Lifetime to Netflix; her crystal store Vibes and general love of all things metaphysical; her roll on the reboot of "Gossip Girl"; the importance of dating and being in love with yourself; and SO much more. Follow Kathryn on Instagram, TikTok, and buy her crystals at her Vibes Website. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! SPONSORS: Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Visit https://www.crushedtonic.com/ and use code WTFSUP for 20% off your first purchase or 50% off almost sold out matcha & original crushes.
August 31, 2022
CK & Ninz's First Solo Episode
Caitlin writes these descriptions and currently has had 3 Aperol spritzes in Capri, but this episode was a joy for her to edit. We play truth or dare and enjoy each other's company. If you don't appreciate our strong wit and humor, listen to Kenan's episode (2 weeks ago) or get excited for the upcoming ones if you're up to speed. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! SPONSORS: Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Visit https://www.crushedtonic.com/ and use code WTFSUP for 20% off your first purchase or 50% off almost sold out matcha & original crushes.
August 17, 2022
Moving Past Murder ft. Collier Landry
Today we are joined by cinematographer, producer, and the host of the Moving Past Murder Podcast Collier Landry. Collier opens up to us about how, when he was 11 years old, he witnessed his father Jack Boyle brutally murdering his mother Noreen Boyle and attempting to cover up her death. With the help of detectives, Collier was able to help solve his mother's murder and was a key witness in putting his father behind bars. In the interview, we get into a number of topics relating to the murder and otherwise, including the stigma he felt surrounding him in the aftermath of the murder; how his father was both violent towards him and his mother yet caring and compassionate on the job as an osteopath; the ways in which he resembles and continues to emulate his late mother; and so much more. Off the topic of murder, we also discuss Collier's 20s, his time in Los Angeles, his dating life, and exploring his sexuality. Find out more about Collier and his story at his website collierlandry.com and follow him on Instagram and TikTok @collierlandry. Listen to his podcast here and watch his film A Murder in Mansfield on Hulu or Amazon Prime. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! SPONSORS: Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Visit https://www.crushedtonic.com/ and use code WTFSUP for 20% off your first purchase or 50% off almost sold out matcha & original crushes.
August 10, 2022
Kenan Thompson: Theatre, SNL, & the Art of Comedy
Today we are joined by actor, comedian, producer, podcast host, and the longest-tenured SNL cast member Kenan Thompson. We kick off the episode with Kenan explaining how he and Caitlin met and what prompted him to come on the podcast. We then start to delve into topics such as his love and respect for the theatre; how he got into acting; and growing up and balancing his Nickelodeon career with going to school. Next we move into a discussion about his time at SNL, touching on how he got cast after several rejections due to his "baby face"; the ways in which he's seen SNL and the comedy scene evolve in his 19 years on the show; his absolute favorite role to date being a girl dad to Georgia and Giana; balancing family life with his busy career; and so much more. Along the way he shares some of his favorite SNL memories from over the years, his reasons behind starting his production company Artists for Artists, and his take on the ongoing Dave Chapelle conversation. We finish up with a game of "7 Tea Questions" and are even blessed enough to hear some of his favorite impressions. Unsurprisingly, this is one of Caitlin and Nina's favorite episodes to date! Follow Kenan @kenanthompson on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter, and catch him on SNL. Listen to his podcast You Already Know Podcast here. Follow Artists for Artists on Instagram @afauniverse and look out for their upcoming projects. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! SPONSORS: Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Visit https://www.crushedtonic.com/ and use code WTFSUP for 20% off your first purchase or 50% off almost sold out matcha & original crushes.
August 03, 2022
Pretty F*cking Funny ft. Wren Parker
Today we are joined by model, comedian, and all-around fantastic human Wren Parker. We kick off the interview discussing how Wren moved from Utah to NYC after getting recruited by a modeling agency to be a curve/plus-sized model. Today she works with huge companies like Skims, Retrofete, and more, and she gives us an inside peak into what the life of a model looks like behind the scenes. Next, we talk about her journey navigating some of the highs and lows of her life, including the loss of her father; her journey with faith & leaving the Mormon community she grew up in; growing comfortable with the lack of certainty in life; and embracing the fact that we are all flawed and never going to be a "finished product." Along the way, we touch on her comedy career as well as her budding new relationship. We also laugh, feel like we're going to cry, and marvel at some of the wisdom she has for us and the listeners. Follow Wren @wrenparker on Instagram and TikTok. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend!
July 27, 2022
Sexual Liberation & Breaking Taboos ft. Vanillacooldance AKA Jessica Stahl
In today's episode we are joined by cartoon artist Jessica Stahl, the creator of the Instagram account @vanillacooldance. Nina and Caitlin kick off the episode chatting about their love lives and Caitlin does a quick update of her rose and thorn of the week. Afterwards Caitlin gets into the interview with Jess, who discusses starting the vanillacooldance account; the breakup that inspired her to get a one-way ticket to Amsterdam; her campaign to support the women affected by the Roe V. Wade overturn; the importance of communication in the bedroom; and so much more. This is an awesome episode so please rate, review, subscribe, and share it with a friend! Follow Jess @vanillacooldance on Instagram and TikTok. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok
July 20, 2022
Astrological Themes & Following Your Memes ft. Uncut Geminis Co-Hosts Courtney & Rachel
Today we are joined by Uncut Geminis podcast co-hosts Rachel Deutsch and Courtney Perkins! We get into SO much fun stuff, including how the ladies met & created the podcast; all of our charts and what they signify; how Courtney accidentally went viral with her meme account @notallgeminis; experiences in their 20s that shaped them; and more. This episode is for all the pop culture and astrology aficionados, sprinkled with some 20s wisdom, acknowledgment of the not so perfect moments we've all gone through (TW: death), and lots of laughs. Follow the ladies @uncutgeminis on Instagram and listen to their podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts for more astrology & pop culture content. Follow Rachel @racheldeutschh and catch the funniest memes with Courtney's @notallgeminis. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok and remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the podcast with a friend!
July 13, 2022
Talia Lichtstein & Spreading Negativity (Part 2)
In today's episode we are joined once again by viral TikTok comedian and "Just The Tips" host Talia Lichtstein. The episode is the second part of a bigger two-part episode featuring Talia, since of course, there was lots to discuss. We kick off the first 10 mins or so with Caitlin discussing a July 4th weekend highlight and Nina chronicling her way through the airport. Then we get into part 2 of the Talia interview. We pick back up on her date from the DMs story and go on to discuss how loss has shaped the way she sees the world (TW: death); why she wants to normalize adult temper-tantrums and "Curb"-like meltdowns; why her content isn't real 100% of the time; her post-college transitional period; and more. We finish with a game of f*ck yes or f*ck no. Get some relief from the stress of the world and listen to Talia pop off with the strong opinions & hot takes that we all know and love her for. Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds here and The Brigid Alliance here (helps support women who need financial help accessing out of state abortions). Follow Talia on TikTok and Instagram @talialichstein. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok and remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the podcast with a friend!
July 06, 2022
Talia Lichtstein & Spreading Negativity (Part 1)
In today's episode we are joined by viral TikTok comedian and "Just The Tips" host Talia Lichtstein. The episode is the first of a bigger two-part episode featuring Talia, since of course, there was lots to discuss. We kick off the first 15 mins or so with a virtual intro, where Caitlin catches up with Nina in Africa and we discuss our feelings and general fury over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Next we pivot to a lighter note by reading out the listeners' opinions on and stories about dating your neighbor. After this, we get into it with Talia! In this Part 1 episode, Talia discusses gaining over 1 million TikTok followers in the past year; going viral on a monthly basis; what it’s like to be recognized in public; forgetting that she has eyes on her; and more. Get some relief from the stress of the world and listen to Talia pop off with the strong opinions & hot takes that we all know and love her for. Stay tuned for next week's Part 2 episode where we get into her dating life, the highs and the lows of her 20s, a game of "f*ck yes or f*ck no," and more. Join Well Traveled today here and use code WTFSUP to get $30 off your first year of membership. Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds here and The Brigid Alliance here (helps support women who need financial help accessing out of state abortions). Follow Talia on TikTok and Instagram @talialichstein. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok and remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the podcast with a friend!
June 29, 2022
Model Behavior & Directorial Debuts ft. Emily Ruhl
TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Assault Today we are joined by writer, producer, actress, and model Emily Ruhl. Emily was recruited for modeling at New York Fashion Week when she was only 13, so we begin by discussing how the modeling industry impacted her and her relationship with herself, her body, and those around her. Next we get into her transition from modeling into acting, directing, & producing, as well as the inspiration behind her two short films “Blue Moon” and “13th Stepping.” We all commiserate around the unique challenges women face in the entertainment industry and achieving success in general. She opens up to us about some of the painful experiences that helped inspire her art, as well as her love life in general. More specifically, her romantic relationships on and off set, the hilarity of directing her own sex scene, and working with stars like Nicholas Hoult and Josh Hutcherson. Watch “Blue Moon” and the “13th Stepping” trailer at https://www.publicschoolpictures.com/. Follow Emily on Instagram @emilyruhl and her production company @publicschoolpictures. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok and remember to rate, review, subscribe, and to share the podcast with a friend!
June 22, 2022
Life & Love on the Spectrum ft. Kaelynn Partlow
Today we are joined by Kaelynn Partlow of Netflix’s “Love on the Spectrum U.S.” We kick off the discussion talking about what autism has looked like for Kaelynn personally, both as someone who teaches children on the spectrum and is on it herself. Then we get into the behind the scenes of the show, from how she got on it, to what participants of speed dating did/didn’t know, to what really happened with Peter. Along the way we discuss why men holding fish in their dating app photos gives her the major ick, things about adulting that are tough, her dog Finnegan, and what people get wrong about autism. Follow Kaelynn @kaelynnvp on Instagram, @kaelynn_vp TikTok, and her Facebook page "Kaelynn's Autistic Angle"-- she has truly amazing content. Sign up for United Street Tours’ free Juneteenth workshop at https://dotheworkbootcamp.com/registration53370085. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and TikTok, Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok, and the podcast @wtfsuppod on Instagram and TikTok. Please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast!
June 15, 2022
Twitter, Sobriety, & Very Bad Men ft. Ginny Hogan
Today we are joined by comedian, writer, and power tweeter Ginny Hogan. We start out by discussing her new book "I'm More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans" and how she decided on the name. Next we get into how Ginny transitioned from the tech/startup world into comedy & satirical writing. Other topics include her opinions on Elon's Twitter takeover; sobriety and how it has changed her approach to dating & life in general; her current hyper-fixation on Josh Hawley; and why very bad men can be sexy too. Buy Ginny's book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/More-Dateable-Plate-Refried-Beans/dp/1797212265 and follow her @ginnyhogan_ on Twitter, Instagram, and @ginnyhogan on TikTok. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and TikTok, Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok, and the podcast @wtfsuppod on Instagram and TikTok. Please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast!
June 08, 2022
A Very Serious D*ckscussion ft. Oscar Aydin
Happy pride month lil f*ckers! Today we are joined by comedian, self-described “blouse,” and the host of “Oh, Oscar!” podcast Oscar Aydin. Our conversation with Oscar goes pretty off the rails from the get go, with us discussing “Cats” the movie: why they cast James Cordon, how the movie had to be re-released, what Helen Miren’s agent was thinking, and more. We then go on to discuss a lot about Oscar, including how his coming out as a gay was “meh,” some of his crazy sexcapades, and his love for comedy (but more importantly, d*ck). This interview is highly entertaining and will be sure to give you an ab workout by the end. Follow Oscar @itsoscaraydin. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on Instagram and Tiktok and Nina @ninabarnett on Instagram and @ninzbarnett on TikTok. Follow the pod @wtfsuppod on Instagram and Tiktok and remember to rate, review, subscribe, and to share the podcast with a friend!
June 01, 2022
Confronting Chronic Illnesses ft. Gigi Robinson
Today we are joined by chronic pain and invisible illness advocate Gigi Robinson. After an intro with Caitlin & Nina discussing everything from asparagus yet again (IYKYK) to the Dolce & Gabbana sponsored Kravis wedding, we are joined by Gigi. Gigi relays her experience becoming a Sports Illustrated Swim Search finalist and how she plans to use this new platform to further advocate for those with invisible disabilities. She also discusses day to day life with chronic pain and migraines, difficulties dating with a chronic illness, what accessibility looks like pre/post pandemic, and more. Check out her website https://www.gigirobinson.com/ or follow her on Instagram and TikTok. Follow Caitlin on Instagram and TikTok @ckny1213, Nina's Instagram @ninabarnett and TikTok @ninzbarnett, and the podcast's Instagram and TikTok @wtfsuppod. Rate, review, subscribe, and share the podcast with a friend!
May 25, 2022
Corporate Dropout to TikTok Knockout ft. Nate Meeker
Today we are joined by comedian, actor, writer, and content creator Nate Meeker. Nate discusses how he blew up on TikTok during the pandemic for his impressions of stars like Scott Disick (he wore a Talentless sweatshirt to the interview), Sebastian Manescalco, Michael Cera, Ben Shapiro, and more. We kicked off the interview by having him showcase a few of his impressions then delve into his big transition from corporate life to comedy. Nina and Nate discuss some of the pros and cons of TikTok success in the NYC comedy scene and how important it's been for him to prove his skills onstage and not just on a phone screen. In particular, Nate delves into how moving from a midwestern town in Ohio to NYC has shifted his perspective on comedy, dating, and more. Lots of stories and laughs in this episode, especially regarding Nate's passion for golf. Follow Nate on TikTok @nate-meeker and Instagram @natemeeker1. Follow Caitlin and Nina on Instagram @ckny1213 and @ninabarnett and the podcast @wtfsuppod. Follow all three on TikTok as well-- @ckny1213 , @ninzbarnett, and @wtfsuppod, and remember to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the pod.
May 18, 2022
Dating Yourself & Artful Nudes ft. Maddie Dragsbaek
WELCOME TO SEASON 3! Today’s episode is the first of season 3, so we start out the episode with our first *co-host* intro with Nina and Caitlin dishing on what the f*ck they’ve been up to between seasons. For the interview, we have the pleasure of being joined by veteran Youtuber and content creator Maddie Dragsbaek. Maddie tells us all about how she began her wildly successful Youtube career at just 13 years old; why she decided to take off dating for a full year; how she learned to embrace her body and tune out online trolls and body–shamers; and so much more. We talk quarter life qualms as per usual and finish up with a game of 7 tea questions. Along the way, Maddie gives us some amazing tips on body confidence, taking artful nudes, and the most hilarious advice on decision making we have yet to hear on the pod. Follow Maddie @maddiedragsbaek on Instagram and TikTok, and check out her youtube page. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and Nina @ninabarnett and of course the podcast @wtfsuppod, and our new TikTok account @wtfsuppod. Finally, please rate, review, and subscribe (on Spotify now too!) and tell a friend about the pod.
May 11, 2022
Season 2 Finale ft. New Co-Host Nina Barnett
Hello lil f*ckers and happy St. Patty's! This mini-ish episode closes out season two and celebrates our two year anniversary of trying to figure out what the f*ck is up. We are SO beyond thankful for having you along with us for the ride. We're also introducing a new co-host to help Caitlin out with the pod: comedian Nina Barnett! This episode gives some background info on Nina and we play a game of the 7 tea questions to warm her up for next season. Follow Nina @ninabarnett and Caitlin @ckny1213. Please rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast and get yourself some merch: https://www.wearenus.com/collections/what-the-f-cks-up. Stay tuned for new guests, games, and more next season and thank you as always for listening! We love you.
March 17, 2022
UpDating x What The F*ck's Up Podcast
Today I am joined by the founders of the UpDating Show Harrison Forman and Brandon Berman. We start out by discussing how the guys met and to how their previous paths lead them to UpDating. Additionally, we talk about dating dos and don'ts; the way the show is cast & the types of people it attracts; their experiences throughout their 20s; and more. We end the episode with a game of Mansplaining, where they give their input on difficult male behaviors. Buy tickets for UpDating or apply to be on the show at updatingshow.com and follow them @updatingshow on IG and TikTok. Follow me @ckny1213 on IG and TikTok and please rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend!
March 09, 2022
Romance & Rising from the Ashes ft. Hayley Sales
Today I am joined by Canadian singer, songwriter, producer, and actress Hayley Sales. Hayley discusses the ups and downs of her career throughout the years, which started at a very young age with her supportive and "hippy" parents' approval. She discusses the people she's toured with (including an upcoming one with the legendary Rufus Wainwright); how her sound has evolved over the years to be more in line with her authentic self; and her upcoming feature film "Corrective Measures," in which she stars alongside Bruce Willis and others. She also offers sage advice on how to handle setbacks and continue pushing forward, as she is currently having a renaissance in her career after a period of feeling disillusioned and discouraged. Follow Hayley on Spotify or wherever you get your music. Follow her on Instagram @hayleysales, Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod. Please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast. Oh, and get some merch and make all your friends jealous til they get some too.
March 02, 2022
Impressions, Mouth Acting, & Embracing the Hustle ft. Mary Elizabeth Kelly
In today’s episode, I am joined by actor, writer, and viral impressionist Mary Elizabeth Kelly. Mary Elizabeth and I discuss how getting laid off during the pandemic inspired her to find her new niche: TikTok impression videos. I start out by making her do some of her famous impressions, because how could I not. Throughout the episode, she opens up about her acting career, her long-term relationship with her now husband, her experiences in her 20s, the major auditions she’s received since blowing up, and more. Follow her on all platforms including her IG @mare_kell and check out her amazing videos. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfusppod. Please rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast wherever you’re listening and share the episode with a friend! Support the show by buying some cute & cozy merch: https://www.wearenus.com/collections/what-the-f-cks-up.
February 23, 2022
Learning to Live with Pain ft. Sexual Assault Survivor & Activist Brittany Piper
TW: sexual assault, death, trauma Today I am joined by activist, speaker, and trauma-informed healing coach Brittany Piper. Britt shares her story of loss & sexual assault and how it took a toll on her mental & physical health until she learned to live with her pain. She expertly takes me through the ways in which trauma lives in the body, somatic healing, triggers, how to navigate intimacy after assault, an overview of consent, and more. This episode is in some ways heavy and informative, but in other ways light and hopeful, considering how far Britt has come on her journey of healing herself and others. Follow Britt @healwithbritt and check out her website for her services on the Healing Hub http://brittanypiper.com/coaching. Follow me @ckny1213 and please rate, review, and share the episode with a friend!
February 09, 2022
Building Your Dreams ft. Invisawear CEO Rajia Abdelaziz
Today I am joined by Invisawear founder and CEO Rajia Abdelaziz. Rajia created Invisawear: a jewelry company that makes chic products that come with a discreet SOS button to alert emergency contacts and authorities of your whereabouts. She discusses her scary experience that inspired her to create the company, turning down a lucrative job at Google in order to pursue her passion for helping others, some stories of the lives she's helped save along the way, and so much more. Go to Invisawear.com and use code WTFSUP for 10% off your order and follow the company on all platforms @invisawear. Follow me @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and please rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend!
February 02, 2022
Mini Solo Episode: Reflection & Self-Soothing
Today I take a step back from the normal order of the podcast and reflect on some things I want to do differently with the podcast and my guests moving forward. I also discuss how the New Year has brought about anxieties and negative self-chatter and 3 steps I've been using to combat that. I finish with some tips from the listeners on things to do to self-soothe and give each day structure, routine and purpose. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episodes with a friend. Go to https://www.invisawear.com/ to get the gift that could save your life with their 15% Valentine's Day sale and an extra 10% with code WTFSUP.
January 27, 2022
Romping with Renée
Today I am joined by comedian, actor, writer, and more Renée Willett. Renée and I chat in person about a variety of things, including her amazing projects-- both past and present with stars like Robert De Niro; her dating life; her obsession with chocolate chips; her undeniable confidence; and more. Follow Renée @reneewillett on IG and find her work to watch on IMDb at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5624753/mediaindex/?ref_=nm_mv_close. Follow me on all platforms @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod. Rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend.
January 19, 2022
But Like Maybe x What The F*ck's Up Podcast
Today I am joined by the amazingly talented creator of the Instagram doodle page @butlikemaybe, Arianna Margulis. Arianna and I start out by discussing how she pivoted from working as one of those “night elves” in the fashion world to being a full time artist, doodling about everything from dating in NYC, to anxiety, to her iconic doodle music videos. We also cover topics like how ridiculous our former “timelines” we gave ourselves were; her dating woes & how it inspired her book “But Like Maybe Don’t”; the dangers of drinking in NYC as a woman (TW: drugging, roofies); whether or not ladies our ages should freeze their eggs if they’re not sure they want kids; and so much more. Follow Arianna on IG @butlikemaybe and find her merch and her book at her website http://www.butlikemaybe.com/. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 on all platforms and the podcast @wtfsuppod on IG and please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast! xo
January 12, 2022
Overheard Connecticut x What The F*ck's Up Podcast
TW: loss, events of 9/11 Today I am joined by the creator of the Instagram meme page @overheardconnecticut (OHC) who we are referring to as “Drew.” Drew and I discuss everything from dating in his 20s, to the rise and fall of different social media platforms, to growing up in an all female household (even the pets). A bit further into the episode (we are both ADHD), we circle back and get more into the specifics of his starting OHC as well as into some deeper topics and how they pertain to his love of comedy. This episode is for all the finance/Connecticut/lax bros out there and beyond, especially if they have a soft side! Follow @overhearconnecticut on IG and @murrayhillmillenial on TikTok. Follow Caitlin on both platforms @ckny1213 and the podcast on IG @wtfusppod. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with your friends!
January 05, 2022
Energy & Comedy ft. Onika McLean
TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence Today I am joined by comedian, mother, and overall sage Onika McLean. This episode covers so much ground, including but not limited to energetic healing, motherhood, intergenerational trauma, the political nature of being a female and a black woman, domestic abuse, and so much more. Onika covers all of these topics, even the darkest, with such light and love and humor, that it is impossible to walk away from this conversation without feeling a little wiser, more empathetic, and even healed. With the holidays just around the corner, this was what I needed to hear once again, and I hope you love listening too! See Onika at The Stand and other NYC comedy clubs and follow her @onikacomedy on IG and TikTok and @onikadmclean on Twitter. Follow me on all platforms @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! Also BUY OUR NEW MERCH! Xo, Caitlin
December 22, 2021
Anne Sundell: Comedian, Writer, and TikTok Elder
Today I have the absolute pleasure of being joined by Anne Sundell. Anne is a self-proclaimed "comedian, writer, and elder TikToker" at the very old age of 28. We discuss everything from the craziness of the TikTok algorithm, to her budding film writing career, to why dating in your 20s is like getting a vaccine-- you're more protected from the red flags, just never entirely. This episode is funny, fun, and thoughtful, just like Anne. Follow Anne at anne_sundell on IG and Twitter and @annesundell on TikTok. Follow Caitlin on all 3 platforms @ckny1213. Rate, review, subscribe, and share the podcast with a friend! Happy holidays and thank you for letting me miss my birthday week! Xo, Caitlin
December 16, 2021
Ckny & Dfarella: Best Flans
Today I am joined by IG/Twitter sensation and very close friend Dylan Farella (@dfarella). We get into all sorts of nonsense in this in person, NSFW episode, including his sexual preferences, catfish experience, why he's enjoying being single at 30, and so much more. Check him out @dfarella and keep an eye out for more joint content from us both. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the pod @wtfsuppod and please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend! Happy holidays!
December 01, 2021
F*ck Up The Industry ft. Leah Kate
Today I am joined by singer songwriter Leah Kate. Leah and I discuss how after moving back to her native LA and getting creative during the pandemic, she was able to hustle and get her song "F*ck Up The Friendship" to be used by some of the top TikTok creators in the game. She now boasts of 70 million plus streams and has a full EP out called "What Just Happened." The title of the episode (f*ck up the industry) refers to both her hit song and to how Leah trusted her gut and chose to be an independent artist and to not sign with a label. And damn, did it pay off. We also talk about some of the relationships and stories that inspired her hit songs, loving the word f*ck, the physical strain of performing and touring, comparison being the thief of joy, and so much more. Follow Leah on IG @leah, on Twitter @leahkatemusic, and stream her music wherever you listen. Follow me @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend.
November 24, 2021
Momma's Boys, Staten Island, and the Pete Davidson Effect ft. Jared Schwartz
Today I am joined by comedian and co-host of the OnlyFeehans podcast Jared Schwartz. We talk about a ton of shit, including but not limited to his comedy career, his new-ish ADHD diagnosis, dating when you live in Staten Island with your mom, open relationships, bar and bat mitzvahs, his voiceover work, and more. This episode is very silly and flows so well, as it is one of the few live recordings I've done this season, so enjoy it! Listen to OnlyFeehans wherever you get your podcasts and follow Jared on IG @thekidjared, @mommasboycomedy to see his comedy shows he produces at NYC's The Stand. Also feel free to check out his animations and voiceover work @spacekits. Follow me @ckny1213 (on Twitter and TikTok too!) and the podcast @wtfsuppod. Please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast. I love feedback too, so reach out!
November 17, 2021
Almost 30 x What The F*ck's Up Podcast
Today I am joined by the ladies who need no introduction-- Krista and Lindsey of the Almost 30 podcast. Almost 30 was one of the first podcasts I turned to when researching podcasts and the theme of navigating your 20s, so to have them on as guests is truly an honor. Together, we explore many themes, including but not limited to their journey with starting Almost 30; female friendships and what it's like running a business with your best friend; why the late 20s are such a confronting time; and of course, their blossoming romantic relationships (congrats on the engagement, Lindsey!). This episode is deep and thoughtful, especially with the ladies' ever calming voices and presence, but also offers up some good laughs along the way. Listen to Almost 30 anywhere you get your podcasts and check them and their Podcast Accelerator course out at https://almost30.com/ if you are a podcaster or interested in starting a podcast of your own. Follow them on IG @almost30podcast, @itskrista, and @lindseysimcik. Follow me @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod and please rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend!
November 10, 2021
Slow Burn ft. Giulio Gallarotti
Today I am joined by comedian, actor, and co-host of "OOPS the Podcast" Giulio Gallarotti. Giulio and I discuss his journey to becoming a successful comedian and some of the ups and downs he's had along the way. Other themes include maintaining energy when your job starts at night, why a slow burn can make for a successful relationship, NYC gossip girl/money culture, and more. Please note that this episode was recorded prior to the Dave Chapelle Netflix Special controversy, which I personally think makes Giulio's comments about him that much more interesting to reflect on and do so myself briefly in the intro. Buy tickets for Giulio's documentary premiere this upcoming Tuesday 11/09/21 at 9:30PM with this link :https://nycomedyfestival.com/lineup/standup-comedy-in-rwanda-its-not-so-different-live-event/ and follow Giulio on IG @notjulio. Follow the podcast @wtfsuppod and Caitlin @ckny1213 and please remember to rate and review on Apple Podcasts and to share the podcast with a friend!
November 03, 2021
Sad Boi CK: A Solo Episode
just listen please so tired love you all
November 01, 2021
Spilling the Celebri-Tea ft. Emma Tyler
Today I am joined by the Deputy Director of Social Media at BuzzFeed and expert on all things celebrity gossip, Emma Tyler. Emma and I chat about our time at Northwestern University together, including being part of the same sorority, debating whether or not sororities have aged well, Alabama rush TikTok compared to our rush experience, the types of people the school attracts, and so much more. Later, during the Quarter Life Qualms segment, Emma opens up about how she struggled with being taken seriously during her time at Medill Journalism School as a pop culture aficionado, but details how she pushed through and ended up with opportunities to work at places like Tigerbeat, People Magazine, and eventually Buzzfeed. We also get deep into celebrity gossip and in particular, the John Mulaney Love triangle and the Erika Jayne/Tom Girardi legal scandal (which I discuss listener opinions on in the episode intro with the results to my IG story poll). We end the episode with a game of 7 Tea Questions, and man oh man does Emma spill some celebrity tea. Follow Emma on IG, Twitter, TikTok and more @emmastonetyler. Follow the podcast @wtfsuppod and my personal page @ckny1213 and remember to rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and to share the episode with a friend!
October 20, 2021
Eating & Living Well ft. Allison Ruben Magier
Today I am joined by registered dietitian (RD) and certified life coach Allison Ruben Magier. Alli and I grew up knowing each other from our similar all-girl school, NYC backgrounds. After attending University of Pennsylvania and working at L’Oreal, Alli decided to go back to school to study to be an RD and life coach. We discuss how she decided on this change of path and why she is passionate about helping people (especially women) navigate eating and wellness. We get into a range of topics, including but not limited to the “thin ideal,” eating disorders vs. disordered eating, “shedding for the wedding,” how anxiety and mental health affects eating patterns, perfectionism, and more. We end the episode having Alli bust some myths about eating and diet culture. Follow Alli’s journey on IG @eats.by.alli and reach out to her or me via DM for a consultation. Follow the podcast @wtfsuppod and my personal page @ckny1213 and remember to rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and to share the episode with a friend!
October 13, 2021
Pretty, Pretty Funny ft. Charlie Hall
Today I am joined by actor, comedian (in my opinion), and writer Charlie Hall. Charlie and I overlapped at Northwestern University, where he played for the D1 basketball team (Go Cats). Currently, Charlie is living in LA where he’s pursuing his acting and writing career. So far, he has made appearances in shows and films including “Dash & Lily”, “Veep” (alongside his mother), “Love, Victor”, “Sorry, Charlie” and Amy Poehler’s “Moxie.” Charlie and I discuss everything from his career path shift to the TikTok blowup that he allegedly is a bit embarrassed by. We also discuss our various random interactions with one another and his experience dating in and navigating through his 20s so far. This episode flows-- it is conversational and an easy listen. Follow Charlie @charlie_hall on Instagram, @charlie_hall23 on TikTok, and watch out for his upcoming projects. Follow me @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast!
October 06, 2021
Rewiring Your Heart ft. Amy Chan
TW: suicidal thoughts In today's episode I am joined by professional "heart hacker" Amy Chan. Amy is the Founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat that takes a scientific and spiritual approach to healing the heart. She is also the author of the book "Breakup Bootcamp-- the Science of Rewiring Your Heart" and the Editor-in-Chief of Heart Hackers Club-- an online magazine that focuses on the psychology behind love, lust and desire. Amy and I discuss the science behind healing from a breakup and how her tips and research can be applied to help in all realms of life-- love, dating, friendships, your 20s, the list goes on! We start with discussing her major breakup and how what she thought was the end of her life started her down a whole new career path. We then get into some of the stages of breakup grieving and how to get through them. We end off with "quarter life qualms" and a game of "myth busters," where Amy busts some dating myths, sayings, etc. Follow Amy @missamychan and buy her book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Breakup-Bootcamp-Science-Rewiring-Heart/dp/006291474X. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend!
September 29, 2021
We Met Forever ft. Lindsey Metselaar
In today’s episode, I am joined by return guest Lindsey Metselaar of We Met At Acme podcast. Lindsey is recently engaged to her now fiancé Steven, and of course when I heard the news, I knew I had to get her on. We start out by discussing the poll questions I asked on the podcast IG @wtfsuppod, and Lindsey guesses the majority vote then gives her take on the questions and what she would do. Examples include “did you have an idea of when your significant other would pop the question,” “would you want friends and family present,” “do you want a short or long engagement,” and more. Next, Lindsey tells her engagement story and how Steven surprised her by making her think she was planning the night, when in reality it was all a setup for a surprise engagement. We finish up by discussing her wedding planning, the trip she is currently on with her now fiancé, why she knew not to settle, and more. We also include some listener stories on how they knew they had met the one! Follow Lindsey @lindzmetz and @wemetatacme and listen to WMAA wherever you get your podcasts. Follow me @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod and please rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend! Female listeners get your first La Trunk swimwear piece/set with code @wtfsup for 20% off your first order at https://www.latrunkswimwear.com.
September 22, 2021
Dating & New York ft. Jonah Feingold
Today I am joined by writer/director Jonah Feingold. Jonah recently premiered his first feature film "Dating & New York," which is available to watch in theaters and to stream now. Jonah and I start off by discussing how he and former guest Ilana Dunn ended up co-hosting the dating podcast "Seeing Other People." Afterwards, Jonah breaks down his new feature film and we discuss how he was able to push past the "nos" from Hollywood and forge his own path by making a movie without permission, landing him an amazing cast and IFC stamp of approval. We also get into the intricacies of dating as Jonah explains why dating has become such a topic of interest and something that has inspired him creatively. We finish up with a game of "mansplaining," where Jonah mansplains things that men (typically the heterosexual ones) do in relationships that confound women. This is a really special episode as it tackles a lot of interesting themes and is my first this season that really incorporates a male POV on dating. Follow Jonah @jonahfeingold and @datingandnewyork. Watch Dating & New York in theaters, on Apple TV, Amazon, and more by searching the title. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod and remember to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast and this episode.
September 15, 2021
Going Mental ft. Eileen Kelly
TW: depression, suicidal thoughts, drug use Today I am joined by sexual educator and mental health advocate Eileen Kelly. Eileen and I discuss everything from how she started her iconic blog Killer and a Sweet Thang (KAAST) in her early teens, to how she launched her current podcast Going Mental with Eileen Kelly. Eileen opens up about how as her brand success grew, her mental health began to deteriorate in turn, causing her to check into the famous mental health hospital McLean. Together we discuss her time in McLean, the pros and cons of medication, the stigmatization of both sexual and mental health, and so much more. We finish off the episode with the segment “Quarter Life Qualms,” an examination of the 20s and her experiences as a 20-something, and a game of “7 Tea Questions,” 7 fun rapid-fire questions. Follow Eileen @eileen and @killerandasweetthang and listen to "Going Mental with Eileen Kelly" wherever you get your podcasts. Read her blog at https://killerandasweetthang.com/. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod and please rate, review, subscribe, and share the podcast with a friend.
September 08, 2021
Sobriety & Society ft. Sarah Levy
Today I am joined by writer and author Sarah Levy. Sarah's work focuses on the intersection of sobriety, relationships, and identity and has appeared in The New York Times, The Cut, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, The Washington Post, and more. Her debut novel Drinking Games will be out in early 2023. Sarah and I discuss why Sarah decided to get sober despite not having a clear cut drinking problem. She gets into her life before vs. after quitting drinking and how difficult it was for her initially to come out to her friends, family, and the people she was dating, but how when she eventually did it, it changed her life for the better. She is passionate about how her decision has bettered her energy levels, relationships, body image, and more-- as she says in the episode, “it’s like waking up in clean sheets every day.” We also get into how We Met at Acme podcast host Lindsey Metselaar introduced her to her now fiancé as well as her engagement story. Follow Sarah @sarahllevy and find her writing at https://www.sarahllevy.com/. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod and please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and to tell a friend if you enjoyed the episode.
September 01, 2021
What The F*ck's Up with Dating ft. Ilana Dunn
Today I am joined by “Seeing Other People” podcast host Ilana Dunn. We explore a range of topics together, starting with how Ilana’s time in the music industry and as Social Media Manager for Hinge prepared her for her current role as a dating podcaster. Next we get into Ilana’s dating life and how she realized that being open about her past dating experiences helped both her and the people taking in her content. Other themes we explore include how men and women approach dating differently; why it’s important to continue to make friends in your 20s and beyond; how society has glorified depression and negative self-talk; and so much more. This episode flows so naturally and is a fun look behind the curtains of the podcasting and dating worlds. Follow Ilana @ilana.dunn and her podcast Seeing Other People @seeingotherpeople. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe to both podcasts on Apple Podcasts!
August 25, 2021
Transitions ft. Corey Rae
Today I am joined by the wonderful activist, actress, consultant, model, producer, speaker, and writer Corey Rae. Corey tells her wild ride of a story, from transitioning from male to female at a very young age, to "going stealth" in college (AKA not disclosing her trans status), to living in LA as a vocal and proud woman and trans activist today. In particular, she touches on the experience of dating and details how dating as a female of trans experience can make an already complicated world even more complex. We then commiserate over the dating scene in LA, get into "Quarter Life Qualms," and play a rapid fire game of "7 Tea Questions." Follow Corey @imcoreyrae and check out her updated website at https://www.coreyrae.com/. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod and remember to rate, review, and subscribe and to share the episode with a friend.
August 18, 2021
Bold, Brave, and Bipolar ft. Alessandra Torresani
TW: mental health, suicidal ideations Today I am joined by the bubbly, brilliant, and brave actress and podcaster Alessandra Torresani. Alessandra is extremely vulnerable and opens up about a variety of experiences she’s had, including her longtime career in acting as well as her experiences living with bipolar disorder. We break down the meaning and intricacies of having bipolar disorder, as Caitlin is familiar with the condition, and discuss how mental health should be seen as existing on a spectrum instead of as black and white diagnoses. Alessandra details how she withheld her diagnosis for years due to the fear of being stigmatized, and opens up about how she finally “came out” with her diagnosis. We then get into the Britney Spears conservatorship battle and explain how, while we are both team Britney and want what’s best for her, we both feel that there is probably more to the situation than the general public understands. We finish up with Quarter Life Qualms and a quick game of 7 Tea Questions. This episode is at once fun, informative, and deep, and definitely is one you don’t want to miss. Follow Alessandra @alessandratorresani and @emotionalsupportpod. Listen to the EmotionAL Support podcast on Apple, Spotify, or through her website https://www.emotionalsupportpod.com/. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod and please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend.
August 11, 2021
Usama's Got Talent ft. Usama Siddiquee
Today I am joined by the hilarious Bengali-American comedian Usama Siddiquee. The interview starts out with Usama turning the tables on Caitlin and grilling her on her love life and her so-called “Southern drawl.” He then opens up about how he got into comedy instead of going to med school, his parents’ initial aversion to that decision, and the documentary that inspired him to live “inside out”-- AKA for himself and not external validation. We finish up the first section discussing his time on America’s Got Talent, where he made Simon Cowell laugh and offended Heidi Klum. During the Quarter Life Qualms segment, he discusses some of the differences between his 20s and 30s and the unique challenges our generation faces that boomers did not. We finish up with a rapid fire game of 7 Tea Questions. Follow Usama @usamastandsup and his podcast Mango Bae @yourmangobae. Find out more about him and where he’s performing at his website, http://www.usamastandsup.com/. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and remember to rate, review, subscribe on Apple Podcasts and to share this episode with a friend!
August 04, 2021
Old Soul, Gen Z Energy ft. Iman Hariri-Kia
TW: Eating Disorders Today I am joined by author and Her Campus Deputy Editor Iman Hariri-Kia. Iman discusses how she transitioned from singing and songwriting into working as a writer and editor for a slew of amazing publications, including Teen Vogue, Bustle, Elite Daily, Man Repeller, and now Her Campus. We start out the conversation discussing her time writing and working in the Sex and Relationship space, and how her commitment to writing openly and vulnerably overrode any fears she had about disclosing information on her former sexual experiences. Iman also writes openly about mental health and relays how some of these articles, while initially difficult for her Iranian-American family, ended up opening up conversations that otherwise would never have existed. This episode delves into a lot, but some other topics include the political nature of hair, especially for women of color; how what you do should not define who you are; the dangers of fit and diet teas and how they contribute to disordered eating; and the importance of youth culture and why Gen Zs inspire Iman and her writing. This episode is extremely insightful and satisfying, as Iman is equally eloquent in her speaking as she is in her writing. Follow Iman @imanharirikia and get in touch with her through her website https://www.imanharirikia.com/. Pre-order her novel A Hundred Other Girls with this link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-hundred-other-girls-iman-hariri-kia/1139625147. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe through Apple Podcasts and to share the episodes you love with a friend! Follow Caitlin and the pod @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod.
July 28, 2021
Written in the Stars ft. Alice Bell
Happy season 2 everyone! Today I am joined by British Vogue resident astrologer Alice Bell. Together, we break down some of the basics of astrology and answer listener questions on things like the sun/moon/rising signs' significance, what houses vs. planets are, and more. Alice talks about how astrology shifted her path in life and how it, in her words, "worked better than therapy." We move on to talk about the Saturn Return and its effect on us in our later 20s and she relays how it could be considered a version of a "quarter life qualm" or crisis. Finally, we finish up with a quick game of Myth Busters, where Alice either busts or confirms the truth of widespread assumptions about astrology. Follow Alice @stalkalice on Instagram, book a chart reading on her website https://stalkalice.com/, and listen to her cohost the "Astrology and You" podcast wherever you get your podcasts. Follow me @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and please share the episode with a friend. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
July 21, 2021
Announcement: End of Season 1
*This is an announcement, not a full episode!* After some careful consideration, we have decided to split the podcast into seasons and will be returning in the Spring! In the meantime, we are so grateful for the listeners and the amazing guests we've had on in the 30 episodes for the first season of the show! Please continue to subscribe to the show and to follow Caitlin and the podcast on Instagram @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Any feedback of things you want more or less of in the next season is so appreciated, just shoot us a DM! We love you and can't wait for an amazing season 2 come spring of 2021.
February 04, 2021
Catch Feelings for Yourself ft. Case Kenny
Today I am joined by writer, podcaster, and recording artist Case Kenny of "New Mindset, Who Dis?" Case discusses how he started his incredibly successful podcast and why he decided to get into mindfulness techniques, and later on, apply those to dating. We start out by discussing who he was prior to these ventures, then get into a range of dating topics, including how to make single your superpower, why f*ckboys act the way they do, the importance of having a "why" for dating, and some of the ways we can get tripped up along the way. Next we get into quarter life qualms questions, where Case advises us all on how to achieve his level of groundedness, and then play a quick game where Case gives his take on dating clichés. Follow Case @case.kenny and listen to "New Mindset, Who Dis?" and his work using this link: https://linktr.ee/casekenny. And please, as always, remember to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about this podcast!
January 28, 2021
Sexual Healing ft. Paige Cole of AYTO S8
In today's episode I am joined by the brilliant, bubbly, and wise Paige Cole. Paige was featured and even came out as bi-sexual on season 8 of MTV's "Are You the One"-- the first ever season to feature an entirely queer cast. In the first half of our discussion, Paige and I get silly, drinking chardonnay and discussing all the risque topics, ranging from her new strap-on to our thoughts on female masturbation. In the second half, we get deeper and more focused in discussing Paige's recent breakup with one of the show's costars (TRIGGER WARNING: abuse and suicidal thoughts discussed). We talk emotional abuse, relationship toxicity, co-dependency, reactive abuse, and healing after a traumatic relationship and breakup. We end the episode with a new segment called "fans who f*ck" where we answer all the lovely fan and listener questions we got for our girl Paige. Thank you as always for listening and please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast! Follow Paige on Instagram @paige_cole and watch AYTO S8. Follow me on @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod. SIGN UP and get 1 week free and 30% off your first month of The Line by Katie Mullen using code "wtfsup" https://sutrapro.com/katiemullen.
January 21, 2021
New Year, Mini Episode: Separating the Personal from the Political
In today's mini episode, I take a step back and do a little solo episode reflecting on the podcast, my health, and the new year. I discuss how my long haulers corona symptoms have been more of an uphill battle than I sometimes want to admit to others or even myself. I also take a moment to examine personally feeling overwhelmed in the past week or so and struggling with my trust in the universe. After talking with an upcoming guest, I realized one of the strong roots of it: this pandemic has forced us to conflate the personal with the political. So how can we make sure that the two are remaining separate and keep our mental health prioritized in these unprecedented times? I also talk a little about the Armie Hammer texts because... damn. Look out for a new episode guide on Instagram, provide any and all feedback, listen to old episodes, and get ready for new ones. Then, as always, rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend. Happy listening and happy new year! We got this.
January 14, 2021
"Bravo Bravo Bravo" ft. Dylan Hafer (AKA @Bravobybetches)
Today on the first episode of the *new year* I have the pleasure of being joined by Betches Media writer, "Mention It All" Podcast Co-Host, and @bravobybetches creator Dylan Hafer. Dylan and I obviously mention it all-- that being all thing Bravo, from Housewives, to Summer House, to his craziest interview stories. However, Dylan also opens up about personal matters, such as struggling to find his path after college and navigating a long-distance relationship upon moving to a new city. We finish up with a new game called "Bravo Bravo Bravo," where I basically ask him every Bravo question I've been dying to since the creation of his @bravobybetches account. Don't miss out on this super fun episode and follow Dylan @dylanhafer and @bravobybetches and listen to him co-host the "Mention It All" podcast. Follow me @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and DON'T FORGET to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast. Happy 2021 everyone!
January 07, 2021
10 Things I Hate About You ft. Louis Levanti
Happy New Years Eve friends and listeners! Today I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with the hilarious TikTok star Louis Levanti. Louis and I connected when I saw his hilarious post on TikTok re: annoying things that he hates that may or may not make you a serial killer (milk drinkers, we're looking at you). Together we discuss Louis' new lease on confidence, soccer and other sports (believe it or not), body standards/ideals for men and women alike, crossing the line in comedy, reality competition shows, and so much more. Louis is one of my favorite guests and this episode is such an easy, fun listen-- be sure not to miss out! Follow Louis on all platforms @louislevanti to get all his unpopular opinions and follow me @ckny1213 and at @wtfsuppod. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the pod and/or this *iconic* episode.
December 31, 2020
Fourplay and Fauci ft. Julie Griggs and Danielle Dietzek
Today's episode is a wild ride with my lovely sponsors, healthcare professionals, and founders of the innovative double-dating app Fourplay: Danielle Dietzek and Julie Griggs (AKA Jessica). Danielle and Julie have been best friends since their time at Penn State for undergrad and developed the app after having wild success from making a joint dating profile. From then on, they realized the perks of dating in pairs rather than one on one; safety, reduced awkardness/judgment/pressure, and more fun, to name a few. We also get into absurd tangents such as discussing Julie's alter-ego and my awkward misnomer for her, Jessica, singing and podcast jingles, why we stan Fauci (Fauci that), newborn baby problems, and so much more. Later in the podcast we go deeper and discuss eating disorders and the extremely special friendship that jump-started this app. Both naughty and nice, this is a perfect holiday episode and we hope you are cozy and happy listening this holiday evening. Find Fourplay @fourplaysocial on Instagram and download the app at the App Store or Google Play. Learn more about Fourplay and see more amazing press at their website https://www.fourplaysocial.com/. Finally, DM Caitlin to make a joint profile @ckny1213 and follow, rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast @wtfsuppod.
December 24, 2020
Real or Fake: Does It Really Matter? Ft. Thefakerothko
Today I am joined by the anonymous founders of the hilarious Instagram account @thefakerothko, a page my friends and I have been following for quite some time now. Boy and Girl Rothko, as we designate them, open up about how they met, started their page, and some goals moving forward. We also rant about hypocrisy people have towards covid, Taylor Swift (we recorded this months ago pre-new new album), the fascinating nature of privilege, where to draw the line in comedy vs. PC culture, and so much more. Don't miss out and follow @thefakerothko and watch out for their new podcast! Follow me @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. Use code wtfsup for all sponsors.
December 17, 2020
Dancing On My Own In 2020 ft. Bryan Russell Smith
Today I am joined by the hilarious writer, producer, and The Betches Sup cohost Bryan Russell Smith. Bryan and I discuss a whole range of topics, including but not limited to his transition from producing to starring in his videos for Betches and TikTok, the stress of the election as a political podcast cohost, his meet-cute with his current boyfriend, and so much more. We also discuss how we wish we could dance to all the 2020 bangers without worrying about our health, hence the title of the episode. Don't miss out on this episode and please rate, review, subscribe and tell a friend, ESPECIALLY for Caitlin's birthday next week! Follow Bryan @bryanrussellsmith and The Betches Sup @betches_sup and listen to The Betches Sup anywhere you get your podcasts. Purchase the amazing workout The Line by Katie Mullen with 20% off your first month at https://sutrapro.com/katiemullen/on-demand using code WTFSUP and follow her @kmulls7 on Instagram. Follow Caitlin and the podcast @ckny1213 on Instagram and TikTok and @wtfsuppod on IG.
December 03, 2020
Chasing Tails and Happiness ft. Elias Friedman AKA The Dogist
Today I am joined for a sag season Thanksgiving day special episode by Elias Friedman, AKA the founder of The Dogist franchise. Elias talks about how he started The Dogist, his history as a dog photographer, his job prior to the Dogist, and how getting fired from said job ended up being the opportunity of a lifetime. We also discuss things such as BDE, AKA "big dog energy," the Team Dogist dog gang, our quarantine pups Elsa and Delilah, and so much more! Don't miss out on this Thanksgiving Special. Follow Elias @thedogist and @eliaswf and Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Rate, review, subscribe, and share the episode with a friend. Buy some holiday merch on The Dogist website https://shop.thedogist.com/. Happy Turkey Day everyone!
November 26, 2020
We're Having Gay Birthday Sex ft. Ashley Gavin
Today I am joined by comedian, host of "We're Having Gay Sex" Podcast, and actor Ashley Gavin. Ashley and I have an amazingly fun and fluid (no pun intended) conversation, covering everything from gay sex, to how Ashley met her notoriously hot girlfriend, to blowing up on TikTok, and so much more! We also get deep and discuss depression, loss, anxiety, and how to cope. Don't sleep on this stellar episode. Also follow Ashley and WISH HER A HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY @ashgavs on Instagram, Tiktok, etc. and follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about both of our podcasts! You won't regret it and may even join the Gold Star club if you do (IYKYK).
November 19, 2020
We're All Psychos, Especially Caitlin ft. Dylan Palladino
Today Caitlin is joined by comedian, podcaster, and actor Dylan Palladino-- who she also once hooked up with! They get into everything from their first and last date, to the falling out afterwards, to Dylan's type and why he appreciates a good DM slide. We also discuss how Dylan got into comedy, whether men and women can successfully be "friends with benefits," what makes for a good thirst trap, Dylan's crisis moment in his 20s, and so much more! Be sure to follow Dylan @dylanjpalladino and listen to his podcast "We're All Psychos" on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/show/3CtU72rmMwWcIeqIj3Pl7E or Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/were-all-psychos-with-dylan-palladino/id1162990331. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Rate, review, and subscribe to both of our shows and tell a friend (or us) if you enjoyed the episode!
November 12, 2020
Boys Lie ft. Tori and Leah
This week I am joined by Boys Lie clothing line founders Tori and Leah. The ladies get super vulnerable and open with me about what "boys lie" means to them (it's not what you think- despite the name they “don’t want to drag men”), the story behind their friendship, and their shared heartbreak that they re-purposed into an up and coming streetwear clothing company. I start out by quickly addressing up top my week from hell and the toll that having Corona took on my body in mind. Then I get into it with the guests, discussing a range of topics including cheating (I in particular get very deep) and how to handle it, different types of "love" and relationships, my concussion story and how it affected how I initially felt about podcasts in general, juggling work-life with personal-life matters, and so much more! We end with a classic game of "what the fuckboi," AKA would you rather featuring all the fuckboi behavior. I can't wait for you to hear this episode-- it's really vulnerable and honestly a treat. Follow the podcast @wtfsuppod and please rate, review, and tell a friend. And feel free to DM or email me any feedback (positive or constructive please-- it's been a hard week) at email@example.com.
October 29, 2020
Make Me Puddle ft. Andrew Collin AKA Puddles
Today I am joined by the hilarious Andrew "Puddles" Collin. Andrew starts out by bullying me on my own podcast just to show me who's boss because he has a lisp. We then get into a mixture of ridiculous topics in an absurd fashion, including but not limited to Nikki Glaser, his dog walking past, sobriety, how you can't unf*ck someone, therapy, and so much more. We end with a game of the classic "7 Tea Questions." Andrew even reminds you to "vote," he doesn't care who for. Get ready to laugh your ass off and share this episode with all your friends and rate, review, and subscribe. Follow Andrew @andrewtcollin, listen to his podcast Puddles with Andrew Collin https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/puddles-with-andrew-collin/id1472234133 or https://open.spotify.com/show/5VcuL5EeMcQmlISYu4FTkc. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod. Use code "wtfsup" for 15% off all products https://www.crushedtonic.com/, download the Fourplay and learn more at https://www.fourplaysocial.com/, and VOTE using BallotReady to vote informed https://www.ballotready.org/.
October 22, 2020
Tell Me Lies and Toxic Guys ft. Carola Lovering
Today I am joined by the one and only Carola Lovering (and as of the past year or so, Carola Lovering Crane). Carola is an acclaimed novelist and author of the book Tell Me Lies, which is a "thrilling, sexy A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal, Tell Me Lies is about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn't let go of. The one you'll never forget." Carola was a huge get considering she just gave birth to son James and is a new mom. Luckily, however, she still had time to sit down with me and chat everything from toxic men, to on and off again "situationships," to eating disorders that take over your life; the whole nine yards really. Lucy, the novel's protagonist, is a college student who is caught up in the dual toxicity of her emotional draining "relationship" with master manipulator Stephen and her battle with a nasty eating disorder (which of course is only worsened by the situationship at hand). Carola stresses that while the novel is entirely fictional, it rings emotionally true to her and some of her past experiences with men and eating. This episode gets so deep and raw and is so incredibly important for women, let alone people, of all ages. Find Carola at @carolatlovering on Instagram and buy Tell Me Lies on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Tell-Me-Lies-Carola-Lovering/dp/1501169645 or at your local bookstore. Get ready for her second novel Too Good to Be True which is hitting bookstores March 2021. Download Fourplay today from the app store and learn more at https://www.fourplaysocial.com/. Get your first Crushed Tonic today using code "wtfsup" for 15% off all products at https://www.crushedtonic.com/. Finally RATE, REVIEW, AND SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Tell a friend about this awesome episode and the podcast and lastly, enjoy!
October 15, 2020
What The F*ck's Up x We Met at Acme
Today I am joined by We Met at Acme host and Lindsey's Lunchbox CEO Lindsey Metselaar. Lindsey barely needs any introduction considering We Met at Acme is one of the most iconic dating podcasts and helped inspire me to start this podcast. Lindsey and I get into a huge range of topics, including but not limited to growing up in NYC (and the ensuing Gossip Girl comparisons), Lindsey's current boyfriend and how they first met/kissed, horoscope signs, Saturn returns, her recent 30th birthday, sobriety, and more! It was so amazing to get to hear more about Lindsey and her experiences since she is usually in the interviewing seat, not the interviewee hot seat. I can't wait for you to hear this iconic episode and let me know what you think! Follow Lindsey @lindzmetz and @wemetatacme (as well as @lindseyslunchbox and @dontexpectsalads). Follow the podcast @wtfsuppod and Caitlin at @ckny1213. Get your Crushed Tonic collagen fix with exclusive code "wtfsup" for 15% off all products at https://www.crushedtonic.com/. And as always, PLEASE rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend!
October 08, 2020
F*ck Donald Trump ft. Kate AKA Girl With a Microphone
In today's debate special, I am joined by writer, co-host of Hey, Beautiful! A #HIMYM Podcast, and most importantly viral sensation known as "Girl With a Microphone," Kate. Kate chooses to keep her last name private as she is out there fighting the good fight, AKA going to Trump rallies in her local neighborhood and reminding the attendees that Trump is, in fact, "a literal demon from hell." Kate first went viral a few weeks ago and was considered by many, celebrity and otherwise, to be an "outstanding ally" for using her privilege for the greater good-- AKA working towards getting Trump out of office. We figured there was no better time to release this episode than on the week of the most insane presidential debate that anyone as ever witnessed. Ever. In addition to politics, Kate and I discuss her being gay and infidelity ("women lie too"), owning your standards in relationships, how she met her mother (just kidding) wife, and so much more! We finish up with a silly but deeply upsetting game called 10 Things I Hate About You: Trump Edition. Follow Kate on Instagram or TikTok @girlwithamicrophone and Caitlin on those platforms @ckny1213 and the podcast on Instagram @wtfsuppod. Please rate, review, subscribe, and share the podcast with a friend!
October 01, 2020
Broadway: You'll Be Back ft. Kyle Scatliffe
Today I have the pleasure of being joined by LIVING LEGEND, Broadway veteran (Hamilton, The Color Purple, Les Misérables, To Kill A Mockingbird), West End performer (Scottsboro Boys), and fiancé/dog dad Kyle Scatliffe. Today we cover a myriad of topics including Broadway's current corona-induced blackout, generalized anxiety disorder, quarter life crises and their roots, the ways that timing can impact a romantic relationship's trajectory, and so much more (BDE anyone?). TRIGGER WARNING: we also get dark at some points discussing topics such as depression, suicide, and 9/11. However, overall, this is a delightful episode with many performative moments between the Broadway veteran and Caitlin (the wannabe). We finish up by playing a new game inspired by Kyle's annoyance with New Yorkers who don't wear masks entitled "10 Things I hate About You: Corona Edition." Please listen to this iconic episode and rate, review, and tell a friend about the podcast. Follow Kyle on Instagram @sirblackalot and Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Find Kyle's "Closing Time" performance that I rave about in the episode here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-vhirXvbI and read more about him on his Wikipedia page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Scatliffe.
September 24, 2020
Millennials with Ge(m)-Z Tendencies ft. the Kaplan Twins
On today's episode, I have the absolute pleasure of being joined by my friends, Gemzeez creators, artists, reality and TikTok stars the Kaplan Twins, AKA Lexi and Allie. Today's episode is hilarious with the twins discussing everything from their business ventures (Gemzeez, TikTok, art, Inst@famous, Ex on the Beach, etc.), to twinspeak, dating as twins, our adventures in LA together, and so much more. We also cover deeper topics such as the twins' substantial fall-out, how dating younger men can be the move, how to grow from past relationships, covid changing the way we cherish our relationships, and more! Do not miss out on this episode it's one of the best. Follow Lexi and Allie on Instagram and TikTok @the_kaplan_twins or their individual and business accounts @alliekaplan, @lexikaplan, and @gemzeez. Learn more at their website http://www.thekaplantwins.com/ and buy Gemzeez on https://gemzeez.com/ and get 10% off with promo code wtfsup10. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and please remember to rate, review, subscribe, and tell all your friends!
September 10, 2020
Follow the Truth ft. Lukas Thimm
Today I had the pleasure of sitting down with writer, actor, politico, Housewives savant, and host Lukas Thimm. Lukas starred as the only male host of Verizon Media's Build Brunch series, where he interviewed many amazing people including some legendary Real Housewives stars. While on the show, Lukas came to terms with his sexuality and was able to transform into the most authentic, honest version of himself (hence the episode title). Lukas gets raw and opens up about how he struggled to come out after years of suppressing his sexuality. This episode contains incredibly light, fun moments as well, as we cover everything from Housewives that Lukas has met, the guests who were not so impressive, and which Cuomo brother he’d rather sing drunk karaoke with. Caitlin meanwhile mispronounces every name possible. Don’t miss out on this episode, ESPECIALLY all you Housewives fans! Follow Lukas on any platform @lukasthimm, watch his web series “Best Friends Give the Worst Advice” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-mflNqw6ZN3C6ZF2J3ndGA, search his Build Brunch episodes, and sign up for his newsletter The Lukist if you’re interested in politics and pop culture. Follow Caitlin @ckny1213 and the podcast @wtfsuppod, and as always, please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend!
August 27, 2020
Stage 4 Clinger(s): Attachment Styles and Toxic Relationships ft. Kate Nicholls
Today I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with comedian, writer, "stay-at-home daughter," and co-host of "Stage 4 Clinger" podcast Kate Nicholls. I found Kate after her impressive interview on "Girls Gotta Eat" podcast, where I was taken aback by her ability to be both so very dark and so very funny. On today's episode, we start by giving a background on Kate and eventually delve into loss, dealing with a parent with mental health/addiction issues, and toxic romantic relationships. Caitlin gets deeper and more vulnerable about her own experience than in past episodes and describes the ways in which her own story relates to Kate's experience. At the end of the episode, we play "7 Tea Questions" where Kate discusses everything from working with the Kardashians on "Kocktails with Khloé," to which celebrity would embody her wonderful therapy dog Jolene. Caitlin also almost cancels herself with several borderline inappropriate jokes. Kate has done a ton of work to find the comedy surrounding her difficult circumstances and is truly a light in a sometimes dark world. Do not miss out on this amazing episode and find Kate on Instagram @katenichollzz and her podcast @stage4clingers and Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Steam "Stage 4 Clinger" on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0QKfrbj0SAclZH4qjMx7Z0, Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stage-4-clinger/id1499492703, or wherever you get your podcasts. Leave a rating and review for this episode if you love it (you will) and for Kate's podcast as well.
August 13, 2020
Let(ting) Go ft. RAC
Today Caitlin has the honor of sitting down with Grammy Award winning artist André Anjos, AKA RAC. In this episode they cover quite a bit, including but not limited to how André created RAC as a college internship, his experience cold calling The Shins' manager at the beginning of his career, performing in front of massive crowds as an introvert, navigating friendships at the height of success, his new album "Boy," and so much more. As André says himself, this interview delves deeper into more personal sides of his story than many he has done in the past, while still showcasing his light and upbeat personality throughout. Do not miss out on this episode-- it's one of our best yet. Follow André @RAC on Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and and all other platforms (other than TikTok), listen to his new album "Boy" on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/album/4ZpCZs3zu8tFnJL0vrQIh1 and on Apple Music here https://music.apple.com/us/album/boy/1500009251. Follow Caitlin on Instagram @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod, and please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the episode.
July 23, 2020
Don't Want to Grow Up Ft. Sally Olivia Kim
In today’s episode, Caitlin is joined by Sally Olivia Kim, CEO and founder of anti-aging collagen drink company Crushed Tonic and author of The Collagen Glow. Sally was quickly climbing the ranks doing digital strategy at Condé Nast when she suffered a severe burn to her arm during a cooking accident. After trying seemingly everything, she found that ingesting collagen was the key to regenerating her skin and had the added bonus of improving the overall appearance of her skin and hair. Needless to say, she became hooked, and what started as something she did to help herself developed into a lifestyle routine that she needed to share with her family, friends, and eventually the world at large. In this episode, Sally tells her story and delves deeper into her personal psyche as well, discussing topics as serious as the sexism she has faced as a female CEO and as fun as her love of smoking weed before bed. In between, we cover unrealistic beauty and body standards, disordered eating, the struggle to keep up friendships with a busy work life, the meaning behind the company’s catchphrase of “don’t want to grow up," and so much more. Don’t sleep on this stellar episode and follow Sally at @sallsters on Instagram, Crushed Tonic @crushedtonic, and Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Go to https://www.crushedtonic.com/and use code WTFCT to get $20 off your first order and purchase Sally's book The Collagen Glow at https://www.amazon.com/Collagen-Glow-Guide-Ingestible-Skincare/dp/1682683338.
July 09, 2020
You Can Like Beyoncé and Still Be Racist ft. Abel Meseretab
In today's episode we mix things up; rather than the usual interview-style conversation, centering on the guest's career, their quarter life, etc., Caitlin brings on her incredible friend Abel Meseretab to have a frank conversation about race and the current events triggered by George Floyd's death. Recorded exactly one week after protesting started up in LA and across the globe, Caitlin and Abel (with a focus on Abel, duh) discuss their experiences over the past week and how suddenly things have shifted in this massive cultural moment. After getting into everything from the week's political change to how our Instagram feeds have transformed, Abel opens up his recent "cocktail of emotions" and fear triggered by the harsh realities of our country and its racist tendencies. He goes on to discuss a reflection piece he shared on Instagram recently about growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood and getting harassed by peers for being both black and gay (the latter which he had yet to come to terms with). Finally, Abel highlights "badass queen" of a mom and how lucky he feels to have her and his family's unwavering support as a gay man, especially in light of their more conservative Ethiopian upbringing. We sum up the episode with Abel reminding everyone to get to know black history and culture, not just the fun parts like Beyoncé (hence the title). I know this description sounds like a short essay for a college discussion group because that's how I write and the content is serious, but Abel is HILARIOUS and this episode is fucking fire. Follow Abel @abel.tessema and Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and rate, review, and tell a friend about the pod.
June 25, 2020
Conquering Your Quarter Life Crisis feat. Kali Rogers
Today I am joined by Kali Rogers, CEO and founder of Blush Online Life Coaching and the author of Conquering Your Quarter Life Crisis: How to Get Your Shit Together in Your 20s (links attached). The first 5 minutes of the episode starts out with me reflecting back on recording with Kali and how relevant our conversation ended up being to my own life; in particular, my decision to move back to my native New York City. I explain my decision, encourage listeners to keep up momentum with the BLM movement, and make some plugs before moving into the episode with Kali. Together, Kali and I dive into an array of topics, including but not limited to Kali's experience with the Coronavirus, why she wrote her book and coaches people through their quarter life crises, how to cultivate your own path instead of looking to others for your next steps, what makes for a healthy romantic relationship, and more! We end the episode by answering listeners' questions for Kali and going into a bit of a Sex and the City tangent (team Miranda and Samantha, not Carrie). Join Blush today at 25% of your first month at https://joinblush.com/ using code WTFSUP25 and buy Kali's book on Amazon with the link https://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Your-Quarter-Life-Crisis-Together-ebook/dp/B072L3GC23. Follow Kali on Instagram @thisiskali and @joinblush and Caitlin and the podcast @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. And finally, please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend about the podcast if you like what you hear (we know you do).
June 11, 2020
#Podcastblackout In Honor of BLM
Today, Caitlin participates in the Cult 45 Podcast's #podcastblackout, which urges podcasts skip over their normal episodes from June 1st-7th in order to maintain this week's focus on POC voices and the Black Lives Matter movement. Caitlin briefly discusses the current state of affairs and urges all listeners to VOTE (against Trump). She ends the episode by encouraging listeners to sign petitions, protest if possible, educate themselves, and familiarize themselves with POC voices. Keep an eye out for a regular episode coming next week. Follow @wtfsuppod for visuals and @ckny1213. Be the anti-Karen and click the following links to learn more: POC Podcasts: https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/g32737377/podcasts-featuring-black-voices/ https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/g32732684/anti-racism-podcast .... and Small Doses with Amanda Seales! TV Series, Movies, Books, and More: https://fashionmagazine.com/culture/anti-black-racism-awareness-books-movies-resources/ https://parade.com/1046031/breabaker/anti-racist-tv-movies-documentaries-ted-talks-books/ Take Action/Donate: https://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/supporting-black-lives-matter https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn https://8cantwait.org/ Allyship: https://www.vox.com/2020/6/2/21278123/being-an-ally-racism-george-floyd-protests-white-people https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/non-optical-ally-guide Follow: @omarcnn: CNN reporter recently arrested on the job, fellow Northwestern grad, and all around amazing human) @amandaseales: comedian, podcast host of Small Doses with Amanda Seales, actress, DJ, artist, author, poet... what doesn't this girl do?) @nicolebyer: hilarious comedian, TV host, writer, actress, and podcast host of Why Won't You Date Me? @themanacho: ESPN analyst, former NFL athlete, and I mean look at those abs. Check out his recent video "Dear White People" (he happens to be extremely intelligent as well) @rachel.cargle: academic, writer, and lecturer. Check out her courses on her website https://www.rachelcargle.com "Unpacking White Feminism" and "The Start," an anti-racism workshop @trevornoah: not sure how you couldn't know him, but the host of The Daily Show, comedian, and political commentator. If you haven't already, watch his recent @thedailyshow video breaking down the protests, looting, and contracts. He totally ignored me on Raya... it's fine, I'm fine.
June 04, 2020
Russell Muslce Kahn: Immersive Theater and Finding Your Inner Child
This episode features Russell "Muslce" Kahn, actor, producer, immersive theatre creator, and assistant to the "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" AKA Rachel Brosnahan. Russell and Caitlin start out the episode talking quarancrews or lack-thereof, the nightly cheering for healthcare heroes, and how lucky we are to be going through this pandemic in a digital age. Russell insightfully describes how he created his show Arcade Amerikana as a solution to our generation's waning interest in live theatre. He details how the show incorporates elements that more traditional theatrical productions lack, such as projector screens, DJ mixing, and performer-audience interaction, all to make for a more comprehensive and engaging experience. Russell then describes acting, working with Rachel and on the set of Maisel, and rejecting "adulting" by tapping into his inner child in the "Quarter Life Qualms" segment. We wrap up by playing a quick game of "7 Tea" questions (inspired by Vogue's 73 questions) where Russell rapid fires off some facts about himself. Follow Russell on Instagram @russellmuslce and Caitlin @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod. Learn more about Arcade Amerikana and get some visuals at https://www.arcadeamerikana.com/ or /www.voyeur.productions/.
May 21, 2020
Danielle Lauder's Act IV: Dealing With Anxiety Amidst a Crisis
In the 4th episode of What The F*ck's Up Podcast, Caitlin is joined by Danielle Lauder, long time friend and creator of Estée Lauder's Act IV makeup collection. The episode begins with them discussing the current climate and the similar ways in which the quarter life crisis and the current Coronavirus pandemic impact mental health. They then delve into what drew Danielle to join her family company and create Act IV, and how family members like great-grandmother Estée (pronounced "es-teeh"), grandmother Evelyn, and grandfather Leonord ("Pa") have inspired her to pursue her dreams. During the "quarter life qualms" portion of the episode, they discuss mental health issues like anxiety and depression and how it can make the 20s that much more daunting. The episode then ends on a lighter note with them covering everything from what makes reality TV great, to whether or not socially distanced dates are feasible. Follow Dani on Instagram at @daniellelauder and Caitlin at @ckny1213 and @wtfsuppod and purchase Act IV before it's off the shelves at https://www.esteelauder.com/makeup/collections/act-iv-by-danielle-lauder.
May 07, 2020
Spooning with Sara: Setting the Standard
Before quarantine hit, Caitlin got the chance to pick the brain of private chef and event planner Sara Frost of Spooning with Sara. Together they discuss the dinner events she created and what makes them special, what it's like to shift your career path when you've moved to a city with an explicit goal in mind, navigating your time and schedule as an entrepreneur, physical manifestations of anxiety, and much more. They finish off by playing a food-themed game"f*ck, marry, kill" with food and let's just say you may not see blood oranges the same way after listening. Follow Sara at @spooningwithsara or check out her services at https://www.spooningwithsara.com/ and follow Caitlin @ckny1213. Rate, review, subscribe and stay safe!
April 23, 2020
Serena F*cking Kerrigan: Confidence and Corona Boyfriends
On the second episode and first official quarantine episode, Caitlin interviews confidence queen Serena F*cking Kerrigan about all things quarantine and quarter life. Serena discusses building her confidence with her SFK (Serena F*cking Kerrigan) persona, having her birthday alone in quarantine, popularizing the notion of a "corona boyfriend," feminism, and more. Follow Caitlin at @ckny1213 and Serena at @serenakerrigan on Instagram to learn more.
April 09, 2020
What The F*ck's Up: Tiege Dooley-Panko
In this inaugural episode, Caitlin interviews Tiege Dooley-Panko about her various creative hustles. Tiege opens up about not knowing exactly what she wanted to do out of college and how her background in dance and journalism lead her to LA, where she became a Lakers Dancer, TV writer, stand-up comic, and an entertainment host at some of Hollywood's hottest award shows. Together, Tiege and Caitlin discuss the recent Kobe Bryant tragedy, gender roles in the comedy world, dating in LA, "quarter life qualms," and much more. Follow Tiege on Instragram @tiegedp and What The F*ck's Up host Caitlin @ckny1213.
March 25, 2020