This week Christie and Nicole discuss underwhelming fashion trends that they have and have not, but mostly have, participated in throughout their lifetime. The dynamic duo travel in time through the 1990s, 2000s, and current day, discussing many styles that were super cool...at the time.
Did your parents dress you in matching windbreaker track suits? Or were you more of a Juicy Couture tracksuit type of teen?
How high were your Steve Madden platforms? And was the choker really all that comfortable of a jewelry choice?
Are tankinis the work of the devil? And do people in the trucking industry really wear trucker hats?
Will the cold shoulder top end up leaving us full of regrets?
While we can't answer all of these age old questions, we'll definitely get you thinking! If your closet was predominantly made up of jean skirts and gaucho pants for the better part of 2005, 2006, and 2007, this episode is for you. And even if not, Christie and Nicole still think you'll get a kick out of reliving these underwhelming styles.
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This week the dynamic duo are in the Baltimore "studio" together! Christie visits Nicole's hometown to celebrate many birthdays. However, an innocent 32nd birthday brunch takes a turn when the girls and their friends somehow find themselves un-involved in good old fashioned bar fight. While Christie and Nicole are moderately traumatized by the incident, they know the show must go on! They are truly turning lemons into lemonade as they become the leading voices of our generation for "bar fight awareness."
Christie and Nicole are joined by family and friends for their first in the Underwhelmed Debate Series: Let's Get it OM vs. Namaste Home. Christie's sister, yoga teacher and enthusiast, convinces listeners of the health benefits and fun that can be found in the yoga practice. A dear friend of the dynamic duo and second time guest, Natalie, is a yoga skeptic. They battle it out in a very formal debate moderated by Christie and Nicole. Who wins? Well you can be the judge of that! Keep an eye out for our post-debate poll.
The big debate got heated and we were having so much fun moderating that we didn't realize some of the mics were not working!
Kimberly Wojno can be found at https://www.instagram.com/ktwoj and teaching at Core Power Yoga in Baltimore!
Natalie Scurto can be found at https://www.instagram.com/nscurto
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This week Christie and Nicole discuss a variety of things that are considered to have cult followings, yet they continue to only slightly enthuse (at most) the Dynamic Duo. While both ladies agree that they could potentially get into some of them, they aren’t there quite yet due to a lack of knowledge, time, or energy (or all three).
SPOILERS: What are some Underwhelming Cults? Game of Thrones (Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter are also brought into the conversation as a comparison); Jimmy Buffett (although both have an interest in seeing him live and aspire to have the lifestyle he has created); Jeep (with VW Bugs and PT Cruisers given as a comparison and a story about a child being picked up from school in a hearse thrown in); Harleys (with tangents about Biker Gangs, tattoos, piercings, and gauges); Crossfit (with comparisons to Scientology and zumba); and Southwest Airlines (Christie is underwhelmed, NOT Nicole).
Christie is not underwhelmed by Dave Matthews Band or Costco. Nicole is not underwhelmed by spin classes.
In celebration of their 20th episode, Christie and Nicole wanted to introduce themselves and Underwhelmed Podcast to newer listeners! They each compiled a list of five things that they are almost always underwhelmed by and revealed their selections to each other during this fabulous episode.
SPOILER ALERT: Nicole is underwhelmed by The Academy Awards, Preakness, New Years Eve, Highlights, and Graduation. Christie is underwhelmed by Superhero Movies, BYOB Parties, Clubs and EDM, Competitions for Bragging Rights, and DIY Vacations.
In this episode, Christie and Nicole draw parallels between dating and the process of finding and interviewing for jobs. As women in their thirties, who have both worked within different companies and industries, they have a lot to say about the process. Christie and Nicole are both disappointed to find that they were lied to as children and they can’t actually be anything they want to be. Other topics discussed are the dynamic duo’s underwhelming valentine’s days, Jennifer Aniston’s devastating news, and some clarification around Amy Schumer’s relationship status.
This week Christie and Nicole‘s friend and previous guest, Heather Preston, joins them to discuss the both overwhelming and underwhelming world of online dating. The trio discusses the tedious process, the different apps available to singles (especially Raya and Luxy), the ideas they have that might improve the process, and something they once watched called “Dating on Demand”. Additionally, although she is married and not looking to fill her calendar with dates, Christie explains to the group that she recently used an app called Peanut whose process is similar to that of Tinder but is for moms looking to find friends.
Christie and Nicole are coming at you this week with an eclectic assortment of updates and recently relevant topics that have peaked their interest.
The Dynamic Duo previously joked about Ancestry DNA, Christie forgot her mom was adopted while doing so and now has some major life updates to share as a result of her mom’s Ancestry DNA kit. While on the topic of adoption, the ladies also chat a bit about surrogacy and their lack of desire to be one.
Switching gears, Christie and Nicole chat a bit about the upcoming winter Olympics and how neither of them wish to venture to South Korea or North Korea. Additionally, although they are #TeamNancy, they are confused as to why Nancy Kerrigan would be a Super Bowl commentator and are underwhelmed by all the recently resurfaced coverage of the time Tonya Harding hired someone to attack her. They are also underwhelmed by Justin Timberlake’s most recent work and the fact that Jessica Biel wouldn’t allow the other members of *NSYNC to be invited to their wedding, as well as the fact Dane Cook is dating a 19-year-old.
Christie has just returned from Disney World and has a lot to share with Nicole, so the Dynamic Duo decided to dedicate this week’s episode to everything that is Disney World. Both ladies have traveled to this magical land many times and are excited to chat about their experiences and observations.
Their in-depth and comical discussion includes advice on how to avoid the same transportation troubles Christie experienced, Nicole’s fancy work trip to Disney, the stress of the fastpass crowds, Disney honeymoons and weddings, the extreme Disney culture, and some pondering about how people afford multiple family vacations to this destination.
BONUS: Here is the Phone Tap Christie talked about in this episode!
This week Christie and Nicole have a special guest, Christie’s “fake cousin”, Michael Berran. Michael is a Promotions Assistant for SiriusXM Radio, which means that he is one of the people that is responsible for getting things ready when a celeb comes to town! Michael shares what it was like to intern for Andy Cohen, work with people like Taylor Swift, and how he occasionally has people scream at him when he calls to tell them they won a grand prize. Michael's mom, Aunt Trish, was also sure to chime in during this interview when she thought some important details were being missed. The Dynamic Duo certainly was not underwhelmed by their conversation with him, and they don’t think you will be either!
Michael can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mikecowboys912.
Christie and Nicole were extremely excited to have had the opportunity to chat with comedian, podcaster (Be Here Awhile), and reality TV background character on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, Rachael O’Brien! Rachael provides the Dynamic Duo with insight into the world of comedy and and the path that brought her to where she is today. The trio also discusses a variety of other things including what’s next for Rachael, her experience on Vanderpump Rules as a serious comedian, and how dating in LA differs from dating on the East Coast and Washington DC. Rachael is extremely relatable and Christie and Nicole encourage you to listen to her podcast, Be Here Awhile, and check out her website for live show dates- www.rachaelobriencomedy.com!