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Former Division I volleyball player and TED Talk speaker, Victoria Garrick, is a mental health and body-image advocate who sits down with all sorts of inspirational and awesome guests to bring you the REALEST conversations around success, failure, life, and challenge. New episodes every Wednesday!

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Sedona Prince On Embracing Your Sexuality, Sexism In The NCAA, & Shining A Light On Women’s Sports
43:02

Sedona Prince is a D1 basketball player at the University of Oregon, TikTok star with over 3 million followers, & Cohost of UNINTERRUPTED More Than An Athlete Varsity Edition! Last year, Sedona went viral on TikTok after she posted a video showing the disparity between the mens and womens training facility at the NCAA tournament sparking a national conversation around women’s sports. Continuing her activism, she has been dubbed by her coach, “the face of the NIL lawsuit” as she has been embroiled in the fight for three years. On this episode of Real Pod, Sedona opens up about how she came into her own at Oregon after an injury and transferring schools, why coming out isn’t just a one time thing, & how she is using her platform to give light to inequalities in women’s sports.

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Jan 19, 2022
How To Talk To Kids About Food, Preserve Their Natural Hunger Cues, & Avoid Passing Down Disordered Eating Habits w/ Children’s Nutritionist Jennifer Anderson
49:04

Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietitian and founder of Kids Eat In Color, a community that helps parents get rid of mealtime stress to help their kids eat better. Jennifer has amassed an online following of over 1.6 million parents and non parents who love her simplified approach to eating. On this episode of Real Pod, Jennifer explains why it’s important to heal our own relationships with food so we can better teach our children, how our mental capacity can negatively affect mealtime + what we can do to combat that, and why certain foods aren’t “good” or “bad”... they just do different things! If you’re continuing to work on your own relationship with food or trying to teach your children how to have a positive relationship with eating, this episode is packed with valuable information!

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Jan 12, 2022
Rod Thill Gets REAL! Normalizing Anxiety, Overcoming Body Dysmorphia, & Calling Out Toxic Masculinity
51:54

Rod Thill is a TikTok star with over 1.2 million followers who built his following on the all too relatable work from home culture, then quickly expanded his niche to relatable videos centered around life as a  millenial and every day mental health struggles. (He’s basically what we would call a “mood” every day of the week!) On this episode of Real PodRod shares how suffered from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia after a significant weight loss, how therapy has helped him set personal boundaries AND improved his communication style, plus he explains how happy he is to be using his platform for good! Whether you’re a millennial like Rod or Gen Z like Victoria, you are going to love this candid conversation about mental health!

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Jan 05, 2022
“We Are So Much MORE Than Our Appearance!” How TikToker Spencer Barbosa Manifested Confidence & Learned To Start Loving Herself
47:47
Spencer Barbosa is a body positivity influencer with over 5 million followers on TikTok! After finding TikTok fame as a teenager, Spencer is now a full time content creator living in a college town. Spencer's bubbly personality, relatability, and messaging of empowerment has made her everyones internet BFF. Spencer joins Real Pod to discuss what it was like to be bullied in school for her TikTok page (jokes on everyone now!), what being a “girl with goals” means to her, and the moment she realized it’s not about looks. Plus, Spencer has some advice for anyone over the age of 18 listening to this episode. (Hint: you should be listening to the youth!!)
 
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Dec 22, 2021
A Look Inside The Body Building Industry: Sex, Grooming, & Orthorexia w/ ED Recovery Advocate & Self-Love Author Mary Jelkovsky
49:09
 Mary Jelkovsky is an author, podcast host, and social media influencer who used her toxic experiences with diet culture to create a community where women can feel seen and inspired.  After struggling with disordered eating since her teenage years, Mary finally broke free from the shackles of perfectionism and found healing + self love. In this episode, Mary talks about the dangers of being in the bodybuilding industry as a teenager, how a change of environment provoked a change in mindset, & why the health industry just might be glorifying orthorexia.

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Dec 15, 2021
I ASKED MY BRIDESMAIDS!! Prepare for ALL the juicy details...
36:26
Victoria shares ALL the deets about choosing her bridal party, organizing the bridesmaid proposal boxes, and executing the most meaningful ask!! 
 

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Dec 08, 2021
Glee Star Becca Tobin Opens Up About Grief, How To Help Others Navigating It, & Why The Holiday’s F*cking Suck!
55:05
Becca Tobin, former star of FOX’s hit show ‘Glee,’ is now one third of the top podcast and NYT Bestselling girl posse, The Lady Gang, and lead love interest on Disney+ reboot Turner & Hooch! Prior to her big break, Becca starred in Broadway’s Rock of Ages and is a self-proclaimed theater nerd at heart. In this episode, she explains how the transition from stage to screen helped shape her work ethic, navigating performance anxiety when the stakes were high, and how a bunch of little breaks and patience can lead to accomplishing your dreams! While on Glee, Becca suffered the tragic loss of her boyfriend, Matt, and today she opens up about that loss... sharing insight into the gut wrenching realties of loss, grieving during the holidays, and how we can help our friends and loved ones going through the same thing. Plus, falling in love again and learning to pass through your trauma!

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Dec 01, 2021
How To Intuitively Eat On Thanksgiving & Navigate Holiday Body-Image Issues with Elyse Resch, RD
54:02

Elyse Resch is a nutrition therapist who co-authored the books Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook, and is one of the original co-founders of the Intuitive Eating practice! With over 36 years of experience, Elyse advocates for healthy eating habits by promoting intuitive eating, which allows a person to get in touch with their true needs, rather than developing harmful diet habits that often lead to eating disorders. Elyse is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this episode, Elyse shares tangible tools for anyone looking to switch to the practice of Intuitive Eating, as well as addresses ways to navigate Thanksgiving meals and the many food/body situations that come along with holiday festivities. How should you approach Thanksgiving dinner? What should you say if someone makes a toxic comment about your weight or what you're eating? What do I do if I accidentally eat too much? Elyse answers all these questions and more!

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Nov 24, 2021
Corporate Natalie: Building A Personal Brand, The Secrets of Being A Content Creator, & Why You Should Stop Competing With Other Women
44:57
Corporate Natalie is a TikTok star & social media influencer with over half a million followers combined! Natalie’s corporate commentary and satirical comedy bits grew her from normal 9-5er to a full blown influencer in just one year. On this episode of Real Pod, Natalie and Victoria discuss how they go way back (they’ve been BFFs since high school!!) why personal branding is so important even if you’re not an influencer, and all of the intricacies of becoming an influencer while managing your “day job,” and why women need to stop competing with other women! (Plus, Victoria and Natalie pull back the curtain on what it’s really like to work as content creator full-time.. It’s juicy.)

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Nov 17, 2021
Katie Couric Reflects On Her Historic Career, History w/ Bulimia, & Shares A Powerful Message For Driven Women
53:24
Katie Couric is founder, author, producer, and one of the most notable journalists of all time. She worked for all three major TV networks, NBC, ABC and CBS, and in 2006 was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. After leaving her long time position as co-anchor of The Today Show, Katie was historically named the first solo female anchor of CBS Evening News in 2006. Katie hosted her own talk show, served as a global news anchor for Yahoo, beame and recently became a New York Times best selling author following the debut of her memoir, “Going There.” On this episode of Real Pod, Katie opens up about her past struggles with bulimia, how she really feels about her life long career in the industry, and shares her game changing advice for all women trying to establish themselves in their respective careers. (P.S: Yes, she DOES watch The Morning Show!!)

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Nov 10, 2021
Wedding Updates!! (We Found Our Venue!) + Interview with NYT Best Selling Author Ryan Holiday Who Talks Stoicism, Courage, & How To Set Goals
47:26
Victoria kicks this episode off by spilling all the tea on her wedding venue and the process of finding the perfect place to marry Max! Then, we hear from a very special guest Ryan Holiday. Ryan is the author of New York Times’ best seller, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living, which has sold more than two million copies globally and has a following among NFL coaches, world-class athletes, TV personalities, and political leaders. On this episode of Real Pod, Ryan dives into the philosophies of his newest book, Courage Is Calling. He explains the different types of courage and how to live out a more fulfilling life, the four pillars of Stoicism (hint, courage is one of them!)and how to catch our ego’s in action when they seriously create imposter syndrome.

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Nov 03, 2021
Chicks In The Office get REAL AF! Relationships, Insecurities, and Finding Yourself in Your 20’s with Ria & Fran
49:05

Francesca Mariano and Ria Ciuffo are the hosts of Barstool’s wildly popular podcast & Instagram page, Chicks In The Office! After starting out as the only two female interns at Barstool Sports, Ria & Fran became fast friends, co-created the Chicks In The Office Instagram page, and dropped out of college to pursue their love of radio and pop culture. In this episode, the girls step away from their usual celebrity banter and open up about mental health, public breakups, finding themselves, and how they stay grounded!

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Oct 27, 2021
Confidence Class w/ SI Swimsuit Model Ella Halikas: Owning Your Space, Controlling Intrusive Thoughts, & Feeling Sexy!
45:40

Ella Halikas is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, social media influencer, and swimsuit designer with over half a million followers across social media! After losing her restaurant job in the pandemic, Ella turned to social media and quickly took off: She grew her following 10x the size, became a finalist in the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swim Search, and launched her own swimwear campaign line, Pebbles and Palms! Ella joins Real Pod to give us a master class in confidence… LITERALLY! She teaches us how to work on your own insecurities to gain more confidence, how to flip the switch in your mind when intrusive thoughts creep in, and how we can all embrace our sexy side (something Victoria admits she struggles with!)  If you want to radiate from the inside out and start living for YOU, this episode is a must listen.

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Oct 20, 2021
Perfectly Hidden Depression: Keeping Shame, Trauma, & Hurt Under Wraps w/ Dr. Margaret Rutherford Psy.D
43:37

Dr. Margaret Rutherford is a psychologist and has been in private practice for over 25 years.  She is the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, and host of The Selfwork Podcast In this episode, Dr. Rutherford joins Victoria for a very important conversation to explain the difference between classic depression and hidden depression, the power of self-acceptance when it comes to healing, and how to break your silence so you don’t have to struggle in secret. . Whether you or someone you love is suffering from depression, we can all benefit from a deeper understanding of this silent disease.

**We would also like to note that we do discuss topics of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout this episode so please do not listen if these topics are triggering to you.**

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Oct 13, 2021
The Single Girl’s Guide To Mastering Self-Love & Breaking Toxic Relationship Patterns with Lifestyle Guru Sierra Nielsen
39:11
Sierra Nielsen is a Lifestyle, Fitness, and Nutrition Coach with an online following of over 250,000 women who tune into her message of emotional resilience, inner confidence, and personal empowerment! She has been featured in USA Today, Variety, and Self Magazine, and has worked with everyone from D.C. Politicians and Hollywood Models/Actors, to Award Winning Producers and NYT best selling authors. Sierra’s relationship wisdom teaches us how to break free from toxic relationship patterns, focus on ourselves first, discover our deal breakers, and even makes Victoria question her engagement (JK, Max!). Regardless of your age and/or relationship status, this episode will teach you the importance of self work, boundary setting, & shifting your expectations.
 
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Oct 06, 2021
My BFF Interviews ME! (and I cry...)
56:14
In celebration of Real Pod’s 100th episode and surpassing 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS (!!!!) Victoria flips the script and sits down to be interviewed by her BFF Aubrey. Hear your favorite host like never before as she opens up and gets real about what’s actually going on in her life and with her mental health right now… Is she really happy? What are her future goals? What is she currently struggling with?? Whether you are new here or an OG Real Pod Squad member, this episode will have you laughing and crying along with Victoria!

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Sep 29, 2021
Remi Bader On Navigating The Thick Of Her Eating Disorder + Discussing Your Mental Health With Parents!
45:23

Remi Bader is a TikTok superstar and curve model with over 2 million followers who has been featured on The Today Show, Vogue, and People magazine! Remi skyrocketed to fame after her hilarious and realistic clothing hauls went viral. She now candidly shares her mental health and body-image journey on social media every single day. On this episode, Remi gets real about her eating disorder… (she’s still in the thick of it and doing her best to navigate everything going on in her life!) On top of that, Remi shares candid details about opening up to family about your eating disorder, the different healing approaches she’s considered trying, and how sometimes it feels easier for her to open up to thousands of strangers online. If you’ve ever felt frustrated in the thick of your healing, or can relate to the difficulties of discussing mental health among family members, this episode is for you!

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Sep 22, 2021
Schuyler Bailar: The First Transgender D1 Athlete Shares His Story & Why Trans Athletes Should Be Allowed To Play Sports
57:56
Schuyler Bailar is a former NCAA D1 athlete who competed on the Harvard Men’s Swimming Team. He is also a public speaker, LGBTQ activist, and has been featured in thousands of publications globally including The Washington Post, Guardian, ABC News, and ESPN. While attending Harvard, Schuyler became the first publicly documented transgender athlete on any NCAA D1 men’s team, received Harvard’s Director’s Award (the 7th in its history,) and his final times in his event ranked him in the top 15% of all NCAA men’s swimmers! In today’s episode, Schuyler provides us with a “Harvard level education” on gender assignment and identity, his full transition story, what it was like to join a Division I Men’s team, & how the misogyny of the patriarch could possibly ruin women’s sports! If you are looking to better understand the conversation surrounding trans athletes and high level sport, this episode with Schuyler will be game changing!

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Sep 15, 2021
Feeling Burnt Out? Life Coach Erin Treloar Shares How To Re-Charge & Reset (+ Revelations For The 70% of Women Who Struggle With Disordered Eating!)
53:15

Erin Treloar is the Founder of Raw Beauty Co., a company whose mission is to help women live from a place of self-love. Not only does she have a social following of over 100,000 women, but she is a certified health coach and the host of Raw Beauty Talks. Erin’s  work has been highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, and Elle Magazine. After battling with her own eating disorder, Erin created Raw Beauty Co’s Signature program, “The Raw Beauty Reset,” which  helps people find freedom from their battles with eating disorders and their bodies. Erin’s program has helped thousands of people let go of their limiting beliefs to create the life they crave! In this episode, Erin dives into her experiences as a teenager with an eating disorder, why Diet Culture is decreasing our mental capacity, and teaches us the four main pillars of her Raw Beauty Reset program. Whether you’re looking to breakfree from disordered eating or just get closer to reaching  your greatest potential in life, this episode is a must listen!

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Sep 08, 2021
I'M ENGAGED!!!!
51:17
Victoria & Max are finally engaged!!! Listen to the full story and hear the juicy deets on this tell all engagement episode!
 
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Sep 01, 2021
Justine Wong-Orantes Shares Her Journey To Becoming Team USA’s Olympic Libero & Bringing Home The Gold!
58:13

Justine Wong-Orantes is a libero for the USA Women’s National Volleyball team and shocked the world when she earned the “Best Libero” award after her gold medal winning performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games! Justine played at the University of Nebraska where she was a two time All-American, two time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, National Champion, AND finished her career as Nebraska's all-time career digs leader. (Yep, ICONIC!) After college she joined the United States national team where she spent three years competing vigorously for that one spot in the Tokyo 2020 games. After years of hard work and late nights in the gym, Justine was named the best libero of the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League tournament and finally solidified her roster spot to be an Olympina. She led the games in serve reception percentage and helped the US Women's National Volleyball team bring home their first ever gold medal! In this episode, Justine shares her entire journey to the olympics games, covering everything from her first game as a libero in high-school to the emotional team huddle before winning gold. Whether you’re a die hard volleyball fan or just somebody trying to achieve your dreams, this episode is proof that hard work and dedication pays off!

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Aug 25, 2021
Overcoming Fear Foods, Recovering From Binge Eating, & Opening Up To Your S/O About Your Eating Disorder with Influencer Kylie Katich
51:56

Kylie Katich is a photographer and influencer whose fashion, comedy, and photography content has helped her amass over 350,000 followers across social media! While her job is to create portraits and photographs online that are perfectly posed and carefully curated, Kylie is human too… In this vulnerable episode, Kylie opens up about her secret struggle with binge eating disorder, explains the three things that are helping her recover, and shares how she manages to balance her insecurities and personal struggles with her perfectly curated Instagram aesthetic. This episode is proof that regardless of what you see on social media, you never know what someone is going through!

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Aug 18, 2021
Ilona Maher On The Highs & Lows Of The Tokyo Olympics, Going Viral On TikTok, and Finding Her 6’7 Demigod
43:44

Ilona Maher is a member of the Women's U.S Rugby Team and became a viral sensation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for her hilarious TikTok commentary. Prior to the Olympic Games, Maher earned All-American Honors, led her college team to three titles, and helped the USA finish 4th in the 2018 Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens. In this episode, Ilona reveals what it is like to ride the roller coaster of emotions many Olympic athletes go through when the games are over, why we shouldn’t tone ourselves down for other people, and how her viral hashtag #BeastBeautyBrains is defining a new type of confidence for athletic women. If you’re one of the 800,000 people who have fallen in love with Ilona on TikTok, or you’re just curious to hear the inside scoop from someone who was just at the Tokyo games, this episode is a must listen!

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Aug 11, 2021
Sarah Nicole Landry AKA The Birds Papaya On Owning Our Imperfections, Releasing People Pleaser Guilt, & Body After Baby Revelations
54:41

Sarah Nicole Landry, AKA @thebirdspapaya, is a writer, podcaster, mom of four, and influencer with over 2 million social media followers! Sarah started her blog The Birds Papaya over 10 years ago after feeling inspired by the comradery of stay at home moms. What started as a late night passion project turned into a massive community where Sarah has cultivated powerful social media conversations around life and our experiences in it! In this episode, Sarah reveals how women are trained to fall on the sword for everybody else, the difference between our relationship with our body versus ourselves, and why divorce is always on the table for her and her husband (we know what you’re thinking… but you have to hear the full story!)  So if you’re feeling like you put everyone else in your life first, are frustrated with not being able to crack open that “self-help” book, or you have felt like your emotions are building up inside, this episode is for you! 

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Aug 04, 2021
The Best In The World: 2x Olympic Medalist April Ross On Her Pursuit Of Gold In Tokyo
53:44

April Ross is a two time Olympic beach volleyball medalist; she won a silver medal in London and a bronze medal in Rio. Now, she is making her third debut in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics! April has been a volleyball phenomenon her entire life: Gatorade Player of the Year out of high school, All- American, back to back national champion at USC, and now making history as one of the best female beach volleyball players ever! April discusses what her journey has been like preparing for the games, the philosophies she lives by, her mental health, the body-image pressures surrounding beach volleyball, and so much more!

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Jul 28, 2021
Mik Zazon On Bad Body-Image Days, That “Not Good Enough” Feeling, & The Pressures of Being An Influencer
41:07

Mik Zazon is a public speaker and influencer with over 2 million social media followers who follow her  #NormalizeNormalBodies movement. After starting a fitspo blog then suffering from three different eating disorders, Mik realized she needed to make a change. Her content now centers around authenticity, mental health, and positive body-image. In this episode, Mik shares how she has learned to cope with bad body-image days, how to break the cycle of a continuous trauma response, and what it’s like to live life online. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to have a MASSIVE following, or you’re simply struggling to handle criticism in your own life, this episode is for you!

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Jul 21, 2021
Behavioral Therapist Molly Carmel Shares How We Can Navigate Our Personal Healing Journeys From Eating Disorders, Addiction, & Trauma
49:20

Molly Carmel is an addiction and eating disorder therapist who founded Beacon by MC, which offers a variety of solutions to encourage radical change and support on your journey to overcome emotional eating, food addiction, and binge-eating. Molly, who is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, has been featured on The Today Show, Dateline NBC, Anderson 360, and is the host of podcast ‘What You’re Craving With Molly Carmel.’ In this episode, Molly shares why there is not one specific way for everyone to heal. Learn how you can identify where you're at on your personal journey and start the journey of recovery - from whatever it is you're fighting!

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Jul 14, 2021
How To Intuitively Eat On A Budget! Why Expensive Food Isn’t Always Healthier with HAES Nutritionist Shana Spence
36:01

Shana Spence aka, @thenutritiontea, is a registered dietitian who counsels on HAES (Healthy At Every Size) and Intuitive Eating to her audience of over 200,000 people. While Intuitive Eating is great in theory, not everyone has the access, money, or time to eat “whatever they want whenever they want.” Shana helps explain how we can make Intuitive Eating possible for all people as well as coaches us up on healthier mindsets regarding frozen food, processed food, and accepting life in a larger body. 

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Jul 07, 2021
Performance Anxiety: How To Manage It, Step Into “Flow State,” & Connect To Your WHY (Led By 2x Olympic Medalist Nicole Davis)
56:02

2x Olympic Medalist, High-Performance Coach, and volleyball legend, Nicole Davis, sits down with Victoria to teach us all about performance anxiety! What is it exactly? Why does it happen? How can we work through it? This is a MUST LISTEN for anyone who feels like their anxiety gets in the way of them reaching their highest potential.

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Jun 30, 2021
The Financial Feminist: 3 Things Every Woman Needs To Be Doing With Their Money NOW! (#NoFilter Money Advice from Tori Dunlap @HerFirst100K)
52:09

Do you want to have a better relationship with money?! Get ready for a #NoFilter, easy to understand, conversation on how to earn money, invest money, and how to spend money with Financial Feminist, Tori Dunlap! Tori founded ‘Her First $100k’ to fight financial inequality by providing women with the tools necessary to take control of their finances. Tori has been featured on Good Morning America, Forbes, Business Insider, and in just 4 weeks her “Financial Feminist” podcast has become the most listened to business podcast on Spotify! In this tell all episode, Tori reveals the top 3 things every woman needs to be doing NOW with her money, and also explains eye opening financial philosophies while calling out money misogyny. This episode is a must listen for anyone, especially women, trying to find financial freedom!

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Jun 23, 2021
6 Things Every Retiring Athlete Needs To Hear
24:26

Whether you just graduated, suffered a career-ending injury, got cut, or are simply saying goodbye to the sport you love, this episode from the heart of Former Division I Volleyball Player and PAC-12 Champion, Victoria Garrick, has 6 meaningful pieces of advice that will help guide you towards whatever may be next in life.

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Jun 16, 2021
"Willpower Is A F*cking Lie!" + More Eye Opening Realizations That Will Empower You To Find Food Freedom (feat. Sam Previte, RD)
43:17

Sam Previte is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor/Registered Dietitian and the owner of renowned anti-diet organization, Find Food Freedom. Sam provides a whole new perspective on how to look at our relationships with food by helping us see past the societal conditioning that’s kept us stuck in diet culture for so long. In this episode, Sam will explain why having a “lack of willpower” is BS and actually not your fault! How you can quiet the judgmental voice inside your head for a more curious one, and she’ll also reveal the secret that will help you stop compulsive/binge-eating.

Follow Sam Previte on Instagram & check out her LIVE 3-day training series kicking off June 21st covering how to make peace with food, the truth behind weight and health, and how to build a better body image. 

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Jun 09, 2021
Why Are We So Lonely? How You Can Truly Find Meaning, Purpose, & Connection (feat. Dr. Varun Soni)
59:20

This episode will help you ask and answer the big questions in life! Dr. Varun Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at USC, where he is the chief religious and spiritual leader for over 45,000 students. He has been featured on ABC News, Forbes, NPR, and The Los Angeles Times, he was also mentored by His Holiness the 14th Dali Lama of Tibet. On this episode Victoria and Dr. Soni discuss the mental health crisis that's facing our world and why so many are struggling to discover their own sense of meaning, purpose, and identity. Not to mention, how can we connect with others, make more friends, and truly feel fulfilled in our lives? This eye-opening conversation is one of Victoria's favorite Real Pod episodes EVER!

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May 26, 2021
Ben Smith On Overcoming His Eating Disorders & How To Be Proactive With Your Mental Health
48:42

Ben Smith is an Army Ranger Veteran, Personal Trainer, and Eating Disorder/Mental Health Advocate. This past year Ben captured our hearts after he opened up about his eating disorder, depression and suicide attempts on National television. In this episode, Ben dives into these topics and gets more vulnerable than ever! He shares why he loved and then left the Army, why eating disorder recovery is not linear, and talks about the importance of friends/family and community. After listening to this you just might find that Ben is the best friend, big brother and boyfriend we all wish we had! ;)

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May 19, 2021
WNBA Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw: Living With Bipolar II, Overcoming Trauma, & Healing Family Wounds
53:43

Chamique Holdsclaw is a WNBA Hall of Famer, 6 time All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist, and still remains the all-time leading scorer in the University of Tennessee record books (for both men’s and women’s basketball… talk about goat status!) Not only is Chamique’s impact felt on the court, but her tremendous advocacy for mental health and bi-polar disorder has been covered by ESPN, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In this raw episode, Chamique opens up about her tumultuous childhood, losing the closest person in her life, and navigating life with mental illness.

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May 12, 2021
Chelsea Cutler: Living With Mental Illness, De-Stigmatizing Medication & Navigating Life As A Pop Star!
47:43
Chelsea Cutler is a singer, songwriter and producer known for her viral hits ‘Sad Tonight’ and ‘Not Ok’ with Kygo. With over 750 million streams, Chelsea is taking the music industry by storm! Not only is her voice enchanting, but Chelsea often writes and sings about her mental health struggles. On this episode of Real Pod, Chelsea opens up about what it’s like to go from being a college athlete to a pop sensation overnight, how her intro to psych class helped her realize she was suffering from depression, and the surprising loneliness that comes with thousands of fans. They say “stars are just like us” and in this episode you will see how true that really is!

Connect with Chelsea on instagram @Chelseacutler and stream her music on Spotify or Apple Music today! 

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May 05, 2021
feeling like i'm stupid and no one cares? but also answering your voicemails!
51:31
Victoria answers YOUR questions from the Real Pod hotline! Yep, you called in to leave your questions and today Vic is sitting down to give the REALEST answers around anxiety, intuitive eating, relationships, and imposter syndrome!
 
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Apr 28, 2021
LadyGang’s Keltie Knight: Confessions Of An Overachiever, How To Re-Define Success & Stop Being So Hard On Yourself
52:55

Keltie Knight is a New York Times’ best selling author and co-founder of The LadyGang Podcast, which has over 100 million downloads! (She’s also a 2x Emmy winning host and former Radio City Rockette… it’s casual!) While Keltie has been wildly successful in everything she has done, in today's episode you will hear how her definition of success has changed and how all that glitters isn’t always gold. Keltie shares why personal achievements need to be equally important as career achievements, and how to give yourself grace when the going gets tough. If you’ve ever felt stressed and overwhelmed with a need to achieve, don’t miss this!

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Apr 21, 2021
Lauryn Evarts Bosstick: How To Live Unapologetically & Put Yourself First
53:53

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick is the creator of wildly popular blog The Skinny Confidential, and the host of top podcast The Skinny Confidential: Him & Her, which has amassed over 75 million downloads. On the surface you'll find hues of pink and trails of glitter, but once the curtain is pulled back you'll find Lauryn is wicked smart, fiercely driven, and unapologetically herself. In this episode, Lauryn intimately shares the foundations and practices that have helped shape her life, business, and work ethic, revealing the many ways in which we can all be pushing ourselves to reach our fullest potential.

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Apr 14, 2021
5 Tips To Start Intuitive Eating
31:14
Victoria shares 5 tips for anyone embarking on their Intuitive Eating journey! See below for Victoria's favorite resources and experts in this field.
 
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Apr 07, 2021
Break Free From Diet Culture & Obsessive Weight Loss with Aleen + Sami from Diet Starts Tomorrow!
50:45
Aleen and Sami are the co-founders of Betches, a female focused media company with MILLIONS of followers worldwide. The pair started their own podcast, "Diet Starts Tomorrow" as a way to document their numerous attempts to lose weight. However, throughout their dieting journeys, the girls discovered there was actually nothing wrong with them or their bodies, but EVERYTHING wrong with society and diet culture! In this episode we explore everything from their very first body-image issues to ultimately debunking how they broke free from diet culture and obsessive weight loss all together. This conversation puts a relatable, hilarious, and vulnerable spin on a conversation that usually makes us feel small and defeated.
 
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Mar 31, 2021
Sarah Fuller Tells Her Story: The First Division I Female Football Player To Score A Point
43:48
Sarah Fuller is an SEC champion who made history when she became the first woman to play in a Power Five (Division I) conference football game. After all of the kickers on the Vanderbuilt football team came down with COVID-19, Sarah was called from the women's soccer team to help out in the upcoming games. During her time with the football team, she also kicked an extra point to become the first woman to score in a Power Five football game. Sarah details what this history making experience was like all the way from the moment she got the call, to the resulting comments and fame from hundreds of thousands around the country who watched. She also discusses her various struggles with mental health, how she performs under pressure, and what she learned about herself and her personal body-image through this experience. 

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Mar 24, 2021
Sports Illustrated Model Tanaye White Talks Diversity, Anxiety, & Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts
46:06

After quitting her job to pursue modeling full time, Tanaye White entered the 2020 SI Swimsuit model search where she was chosen to the Top 16 out of thousands of applicants! Tanaye is also an outspoken advocate for diversity and mental health. She opens up about her past battles with depression and anxiety, as well as her feelings about diversity & inclusion in the modeling industry and our greater society. 

 
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Mar 17, 2021
Justin Anderson! Vulnerability, Mental Health, & How To Live Your Most Authentic Life
52:20
Justin Anderson is one of the most sought after professional colorists in the world! He is the mastermind behind the precious locks of A-List celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, and Miley Cyrus. Not only is he a fantastic hair stylist, but Justin has amassed over 500,000 followers on social media who love his captivating, joyful, and infectious personality, which he so openly shares on his accounts. On this episode of Real Pod, Justin reveals what it was like to come out as gay to his Mormon family, the ups and downs of his mental health journey, being the son of an addict/how he coped, and how to life a live that is undoubtedly aligned with who you really are!
 
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Mar 10, 2021
Hannah Berner On Her Performance Anxiety, Identity Crisis, & Changing Life Paths
53:00
Hannah Berner is a comedian, digital creator, and star of the Bravo TV's hit show, Summer House. But before Hollywood fame, Hannah was an aspiring professional tennis player who was nationally ranked and played at the Division I level for the University of Wisconsin. Hannah takes us through her emotional story as a collegiate athlete, detailing her crippling battle with performance anxiety and mental health. She also shares how she went from being an "unemployed 25 year old ex-athlete" to finding success in a career path she is passionate about! This conversation will have you laughing, crying, and feeling ALL the inspiration.
 
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Mar 03, 2021
my eating disorder story + answering your questions
46:57

Victoria sits down to share her experience with a binge eating disorder and answer your questions.

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Feb 24, 2021
Student-Athlete Nutrition: HOW, WHAT, & WHEN You Should Be Eating! (With Kristy Morrell, RD)
51:03
Kristy Morrell is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition educator who specializes in eating disorders/disordered eating, and sports performance, helping student-athletes transform their relationship with food and their bodies, allowing them to discover their best selves. Kristy has worked with athletes on a variety of elite Division I teams, and has been a sports dietitian at USC since 2009. Kristy has also worked with athletes at the professional level, serving as the sports dietitian for the LA Kings and through her Los Angeles-based private practice. In this episode, Kristy answers all of the most important questions for college athletes... How much should I be eating? What's the best type of pre-game meal? How many times a day should I be eating? And MORE! This is a MUST listen if you are looking to gain more clarity and education on your eating regime as an athlete.
 
Feb 17, 2021
How To Find Your Why & Love Your Body Type With Fitness Instructor Danyele Wilson
49:57
Danyele Wilson is a motivational fitness instructor who empowers women to “train like an athlete,” feel confident in their bodies, and focus on achieving personal gains (confidence, strength) rather than fitness losses (weight, inches.) As a lifelong athlete and athletically built woman of color, Danyele uses her platforms to inspire body positive messaging for all women, especially those who have been underrepresented in the fitness industry. On this episode of Real Pod, Danyele teaches us how to find our WHY for life so that we can feel inspired and stay motivated to pursue our goals, how to approach our fitness goals in a way that empowers and lifts us up, and what it truly means to embrace ourselves and our body no matter how imperfect we may feel.
 
 
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Feb 10, 2021
I moved in with my boyfriend...
39:50

Victoria and Max answer all of your questions about moving in together! What's been the biggest surprise? Are you fighting more?? How did you know you were ready for this?! Enjoy this episode as you hear their answers.

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Feb 03, 2021
Post-Olympic Depression, Student Athlete Mental Health, & Discussing Body-Image w/ Runner Alexi Pappas
53:50
Alexi Pappas is a former 2x All-American and Olympic runner. Alexi set a Greek national record in the 10,000 meters during the Rio Olympic Games and won two NCAA track victories at the University of Oregon. On-screen, she can be seen in the feature film Olympic Dreams and Trackdown, both movies she co-created and starred in. Alexi has also been profiled on the cover of the New York Times Sports Page, in the Rolling Stones, and NPR’s All Things Considered, while also being featured on the cover of Runner’s World Magazine next to Kevin Hart. Alexi is the author of her newly published memoir titled Bravery: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas. In this episode Alexi details her battle with post-Olympic depression, discusses the various ways collegiate athletes experience mental health issues, opens up about body-image as a runner, and illustrates how we can properly set and chase our goals.
 
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Jan 27, 2021
Why Diets Don't Work: A Deep Dive Into Restrictive Eating, Diet-Culture, & Health At Every Size with Anti-Diet Author Christy Harrison
51:22
Christy Harrison is an anti-diet registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author of the bestselling book Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating. With more than 17 years of nutrition experience, Harrison’s work has been recognized in The New York TimesSELFBuzzFeedWIREDRefinery29, and The Food Network. In today’s episode Christy is going to explain the history of diets and diet culture, after all, how did these mainstream fads come to be?! She’ll also explain what the health at every size movement truly means, as well as diving into the weight stigma, fat-phobia, thin privilege, and so much more! If you’re searching to break free from the hands of diet culture, definitely give this episode a listen!

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Jan 20, 2021
Forgiving Your Ex & Healing Strained Family Relationships with Spiritual Guru Sah D'Simone
52:29

Sah D’Simone is a spiritual guide, meditation teacher, transformational speaker, and best selling author. He has studied with the best, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and was cited as a "Radical Spiritual Guide" by Deepak Chopra, D'Simone has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of Tantric Buddhism. This spiritual guru travels the world to reinvent the idea of bringing joy into healing with his spiritually sassy approach. Through his work, D’Simone challenges mental health stigmas, advocates for body confidence, and inclusivity of the LGBTQ and POC communities. In this episode, Sah and Victoria dive into the pain and struggle we experience when working towards forgiving those who have hurt us. Sah shares many of his tools and teachings to help anyone on the journey of self-healing and forgiveness feel more confident and comforted during the process.

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Jan 13, 2021
Peloton Instructor Kendall Toole: How She Overcame Her Mental Health Battles & Started Living Life To The Fullest (2021 Motivation!)
52:37

Kendall Toole is an elite Peloton instructor, lifestyle entrepreneur, and mental health advocate on a mission to elevate others. She leverages her platforms both on the bike and through social media to infuse energy and provide a safe space for others to feel authentic, express vulnerability, and align with their empowerment. While Kendall now spends her days inspiring and motivating others to find the joy in life, she was once battling OCD, and suffering through a deep state of depression. In this chilling episode, Kendall shares the highs and lows of her mental health journey, explaining how she went from thoughts of ending her life to a newfound determination to live her life to the fullest.

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Jan 06, 2021
Victoria's BFFS Are Back To Wrap Up 2020 & Talk New Year's Resolutions!
50:31

Victoria sits down with her long time best friends, Aubrey and Natalie, to reflect on the rollercoaster year that has been 2020! The three each share ways they have grown and changed throughout the past twelve months before they dive into their goals, resolutions, and hopes for the new year. If you're looking to reflect, ease into deep conversation, and also get a few belly laughs in, turn this episode up and enjoy!

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Dec 30, 2020
Eating Disorder Recovery: The Realities of Repairing Your Relationship With Food & Learning To Like Yourself with Alex Light
42:05
Alex Light is a body confidence and anti-diet influencer who has amassed over 300,000 followers on her Instagram platform. Alex shares the realities behind edited social media posts and empowers women to feel good about their bodies. After recovering from multiple eating disorders, Alex felt inclined to share her story in hopes of helping others and fighting back against toxic diet culture. In this episode, Victoria and Alex dive into their recovery journeys, detailing the many ups and downs they've faced to rebuild their relationships with food and themselves. This conversation is raw and honest, so please keep in mind this could be triggering for anyone who has experienced an eating disorder.
 
 
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Dec 16, 2020
World Cup Champion Abby Dahlkemper Talks Team USA, Gold Medal Mindset, & Soccer Legacy
50:27

Abby Dahlkemper is a professional soccer player who assisted the US Women's National Soccer Team in winning the 2019 World Cup Championship. In her first World Cup appearance, she played the most minutes out of anyone on the field, celebrating this historic win with greats like Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach. By being a part of this trailblazing team, Abby is breaking glass ceilings, inspiring female athletes everywhere, and paving the way for the future of women's soccer. In this episode, Abby gets real about her journey to the highest level of soccer, how she navigates her anxiety on such a public stage, and details the good, the bad, and the pivotal parts of her World Cup experience!

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Dec 09, 2020
Monica Aldama: Netflix's "Cheer" Coach Talks DWTS, Championship Culture, & Athlete Mental Health
50:23

Monica Aldama is the Head Coach of the 14x National Championship Winning Navarro College Cheer team! Famously known for her Netflix documentary, "CHEER," Monica and her athletes won over the hearts of America through their grit, dedication, and tear jerking underdog stories. Monica has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Oprah's Live Tour, & competed in the 2020 season of Dancing With The Stars! On this episode of Real Pod, Monica dives into her experiences as a coach at Navarro... How does she establish such a successful culture? When does she draw the line between hard work and pushing someone too far? What are the biggest hurdles she and her squad have faced? Monica also details the feelings of guilt that many competitors face when taking time off, what it was like to compete on DWTS, and reveals the self-care ritual she does every single night before bed! Calling all coaches, athletes, "CHEER" junkies, and competitors... this one's for you!

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Dec 02, 2020
The Science of Gratitude & Human Potential with Dr. Glenn Fox | The Truth About Being Happy!
48:17
Dr. Glenn Fox is a neuroscientist who studies human performance and brain behavior. He is the Head of Program Design, Strategy, and Outreach at the USC Performance Science Institute and conducts research on the brain’s role in gratitude, social cognition, affective neuroscience, and social influence. He has won awards from the Greater Good Science Center, the Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation, and the Shoah Foundation Institute for his innovation. In his free time, he is a mechanic and he teaches “The Science of Peak Performance” at the USC Marshall School of Business. Victoria took his class at USC and the two reunite on the podcast today to discuss the science of gratitude, human potential, and how a person can truly feel like they "are at the right place at the right moment."
 
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Nov 25, 2020
Intuitive Eating On Thanksgiving & How To Navigate Food Around The Holidays with Nutrition Therapist Elyse Resch
50:47

Elyse Resch is a nutrition therapist who co-authored the books Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook, and is one of the original co-founders of the Intuitive Eating practice! With over 36 years of experience, Elyse advocates for healthy eating habits by promoting intuitive eating, which allows a person to get in touch with their true needs, rather than developing harmful diet habits that often lead to eating disorders. Elyse is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this episode, Elyse shares tangible tools for anyone looking to switch to the practice of Intuitive Eating, as well as addresses ways to navigate Thanksgiving meals and the many food/body situations that come along with holiday festivities. How should you approach Thanksgiving dinner? What should you say if someone makes a toxic comment about your weight or what you're eating? What do I do if I accidentally eat too much? Elyse answers all these questions and more!

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Nov 18, 2020
How To Find Meaning & Purpose After Sports: Real Talk With Two Division I Athletes
01:07:06
Many athletes struggle to find their identity after their sport ends. On this episode of Real Pod, former USC and Pitt Quarterback, Max Browne, joins host and former USC Volleyball Player, Victoria Garrick, to discuss meaning and purpose. How do I transfer my passion from the game to passion for a job? How do I manage the new changes in my body and appetite? Where do you find motivation if you don't have a coach or team to hold you accountable? How do I discover what my new path in life is going to be? Victoria and Max dive into all of these questions and so much more.

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Nov 11, 2020
Sports Illustrated Model Reveals Body-Image Issues & The Truth Behind Perfect Photos: Emily DiDonato
49:28
Emily DiDonato is a show-stopping Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model who’s been the face of Maybelline New York, covered Vogue Magazine, and modeled for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Giorgio Armani. Despite all of these career accomplishments and receiving validation from the most sought after designers in the world, Emily has struggled with her body-image, battled insecurities, and she’s experienced rejection too. Emily is so candid in this interview as she tells all about her experiences in the modeling industry, explaining how there is an untold story behind the perfect faces and bodies we see in magazines. If you've ever caught yourself obsessing over the perfection of a supermodel, this episode just might change everything for you. 
 
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Nov 04, 2020
People Pleasing, Accepting Trauma, & Toxic Relationships with Therapist Lindsay Fleming
45:29
Lindsay Fleming is a licensed therapist for teens and young adults who has amassed over 300,000 TikTok followers where she's known for her relatable, informative, and empowering mental health videos. As the first from her family to graduate from college and the founder of her own private practice, Lindsay's unique approach to counseling, anxiety, depression, and trauma is one that will make you feel more accepted and safe when talking about your challenges. In this episode, Victoria and Lindsey talk all about boundary setting, social anxiety, people pleasing, and owning and accepting what you're going through. This feel good mental health conversation will help you remember that you're not alone in what you're going through, and talking about mental health doesn't have to be dark and scary... it can actually be fun and cathartic!
 
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Oct 28, 2020
Binge Eating & Overeating - How To Stop The Cycle of Shame & Start Accepting Your Body with Jessi Jean
48:48

Jessi Jean is a certified Eating Psychology Coach who helps women stop binge eating and overeating. After struggling for over a decade with her own eating disorder, Jessi finally broke free from dieting and shame, taking us through her whole journey on this tell all episode. Jessi is passionate about uplifting others and has helped thousands of women overcome eating disorders and create healthy relationships with food, fitness, and body image. On this episode of Real Pod, Jessi shares how she went from counting every single macro to no longer thinking about food! She also shares tips and helpful advice for anyone who might be feeling the same.

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Oct 21, 2020
Kathryn Plummer: The Nation's #1 College Volleyball Player Talks Pressure, Mental Health, & Stanford's "Secret Sauce"
50:26

Kathryn Plummer is a former Stanford volleyball player, where she earned three NCAA championship titles and was named the NCAA player of the year two years in a row. On top of her collegiate accolades, Kathryn is the only player in history to win FIVB World Championship medals in both indoor and beach volleyball. Kathryn dishes on the "secret sauce" that was the key to her and the team's success at Stanford, as well as getting personal about the pressure she faced and how she managed to succeed despite the rigorous academic and athletic lifestyle as a Stanford athlete. Kathryn also talks about finding her identity off the court, how she learned to ask for help, and what it's like to be the best college volleyball player in the nation. You've never heard Kathryn as real or raw as she is during this interview!

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Oct 14, 2020
Dr. Daniel Amen: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life & The 7 Habits of Happiness
57:28

Dr. Daniel Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics and New York Times mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View. The Washington Post has called Dr. Amen “America’s most popular psychiatrist” because of his wildly popular clinics which have over 7,000 patient visits a month and has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling over 160,000 scans on patients from 155 countries. Dr. Amen explains why this pandemic has caused rises in anxiety, depression, and suicide. He teaches us how to become aware of and defeat our A.N.T.s (Automatic Negative Thoughts,) and he shares the 7 habits of happiness.

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Oct 07, 2020
Gracie Gold: Olympic Figure Skater On Overcoming An Eating Disorder, Depression, & Her Return To The Ice
01:05:06

Gracie Gold's story is one of the most powerful stories in figure skating. After winning the bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympic games and being regarded as America’s golden girl, Gracie hit rock bottom spiraling into a painful battle with an eating disorder, and depression. At this point in her life, Gracie did not think she would ever return to skating. Gracie takes us through her journey with mental health and how she ultimately recovered, which led her to speak out about her struggles and find her way back on the ice and hopefully to the next Olympic games. Gracie was most recently featured in Michael Phelps’ powerful documentary, “The Weight of Gold,” which features a variety of olympians who have struggled with mental health. Gracie most famously said, "America loves three stories: America loves a comeback story, America loves an underdog story, and America loves the fall of a hero. I am all three.”

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Sep 30, 2020
Suicide Survivor Jazz Thornton Details Mental Health Battle & 'The Girl On The Bridge' Film
52:46

Having overcome childhood abuse and multiple suicide attempts, Jazz Thornton has now dedicated her life to speaking hope and creating change in the mental health space. Jazz co-founded Voices of Hope and her unique experience and practical message has gained worldwide recognition, leading her to the TED Talk stage, and now as the main feature in a new documentary film titled, "The Girl On The Bridge." Jazz is also the award-winning director of Jessica's Tree and author of "Stop Surviving Start Fighting." Jazz details her experiences with mental health, suicide, psychiatric stay, and how she ultimately turned everything around to be a beacon of hope for those still struggling.

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Sep 23, 2020
Quarantine Mental Health - Sharing 3 of My Struggles and Giving 3 Pieces of Advice
29:35

Victoria sits down to share three things that she's been struggling with during quarantine and even goes as far as to share her favorite songs to cry to... yeah, we keep it very #REAL on Real Pod! She'll then give three pieces of advice which have helped her manage her emotions and stresses throughout the past few months.

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Sep 16, 2020
Real Pod Trailer
01:34

Former Division I volleyball player and TED Talk speaker, Victoria Garrick, is a mental health and body-image advocate who sits down with all sorts of inspirational and awesome guests to bring you the REALEST conversations around success, failure, life, and challenge. New episodes every Wednesday!

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Sep 15, 2020
Dr. Michael Gervais - Understanding Our Minds: How To Unlock Your Full Potential
55:59

Dr. Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist who works in the most high stakes environments training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and releasing one's highest potential. His clients include world record holders, olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, and fortune 100 CEOS. Victoria and Dr. Mike discuss a variety of compelling and eye opening topics: where anxiety really comes from, the potential we can unlock within ourselves when we become fully present, the difference between life's little moments versus it's big moments, and the four things you should do every morning before you get out of bed.

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Sep 09, 2020
Sophia Stallone: Leaving the Modeling Industry, Coping With Anxiety, & Navigating the Single Life
49:47
With over 1.3 million followers on social media and a last name that is recognized in almost every household, Sophia Stallone is one of Hollywood's "It girls." But what people don't know about Sophia is how down to earth, smart, and REAL she is! Sophia shares the reality of her experiences in the modeling industry, detailing the pressures she felt to fit into tiny sample sizes and ultimately shares why she decided to part ways with the industry. She then talks about her lifelong battle with anxiety, and how she's learned to accept and own that side of her while also seeking help from a therapist. Sophia also explains how she navigates the single life, how to weed out social climbers from genuine friends, and how she's managed to stay so normal despite life in front of the spotlight. If you find yourself fantasizing about having millions of followers and comments online, give this conversation with Sophia a listen so you can hear how even the people who seem to have it all are actually experiencing the same insecurities we are!

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Sep 02, 2020
Female Athlete Struggles - Body-Image, Comparison, & Anxiety with Soccer Grl Probs!
51:04

Alanna Locast, Shannon Fay, and Carly Beyar are all former Division I soccer players who founded the wildly successful and popular brand, "Soccer Grl Probs." These three female athletes, known to their devout fans as "Ladyballers," are known for their hilarious takes on the universal struggles college athletes experience, and their ability to candidly share relatable experiences via viral YouTube videos, Instagram memes, and spot-on tweets. Victoria and the Ladyballers hold nothing back on this episode as they discuss a variety of topics: female athlete body-image, comparison and competition, mental health stigma, and brand building as student-athletes.

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Aug 26, 2020
Patience and Emotional Growth with World Cup Champion Dustin Watten
56:41

Dustin Watten is a professional volleyball player and five year member of the USA Men's National Team. He is most well known for his underdog mindset and work ethic; Dustin spent six years wiping the floors of the USA Volleyball gym in hopes to make the roster one day. As he puts it, “For six years, I committed myself to the grind, preparing my mind and body everyday with the belief that one day I would get my opportunity.” Eventually, after all that hard work, Dustin got his shot and went on to win the 2015 World Cup Championship with the team. Along his journey he has also become a passionate seeker of knowledge, studying various philosophers, mindfulness teachers, and stoics, all of which helped him to grow mentally, physically, and spiritually. If you're looking for that inspiration to finally dig deep and commit yourself to reaching your fullest potential, this intimate conversation is for you!

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Aug 19, 2020
Body Positivity, Chronic Illness, & Health At Every Size with Life Coach Michelle Elman
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Michelle Elman is a five-board accredited life coach, body positivity advocate, TED Talk speaker, and author of her debut book "Am I Ugly?" Michelle's has underwent 15 surgeries due to chronic illnesses, which include a brain tumor and hydrocephalus. These surgeries left her with multiple and visible scars that for a very long time, she despised. Michelle explains how nearly losing her life finally gave her the joy and strength to appreciate and love her body. (And also found her wildly popular social media brand #ScarredNotScared!) In three words this episode is ENERGY, ENTERTAINMENT, & INSPIRATION. 4:00-9:00 taking breaks / productivity. 9:35 - 17:54 Michelle’s battle with chronic illness. 17:54 - 23:24 how she switched from body negativity to body neutrality. 23:24 - 31:24 the turning point in her self-love journey after getting hospitalized at nineteen. 31:30 - 35:23 body image and dating 35:38 - 40:38 the beginning of her body positivity advocacy. 41:00 - 42:31 dealing with body shamers. 42:32 - 55:20 Fatphobia and toxic diet culture. 55:30 society’s obsession with being skinny.
Aug 12, 2020
Leaving the Olympics, Embracing Fear, & Choosing Life with Carli Lloyd
59:48
Carli Lloyd is an Olympic medalist who spent seven years playing with the United States Women's National Volleyball Team. However, after her first Olympic games and two years into training for her second Carli made the decision to walk away from the national team, from the olympics, from everything she had worked for. You might be thinking, Why? Well today, and for the first time ever, Carli is opening up intimately about this decision and the powerful realizations she’s had about herself, life, and purpose along the way. Many of you have probably heard the term "more than an athlete," well Carli is one of the most beautiful examples of that phrase. We talk about past trauma, dealing with suicide and suicidal thoughts, the challenges and downfalls of competitive sport, allowing ourselves to feel, and what it means to SHOW UP AS YOURSELF!
Aug 05, 2020
Kylie Ross - Body-Insecurity, ACL Injuries, & Perfectionism
57:26
Kylie Ross is a former Division I soccer player from Baylor University where she received both an undergrad as well as Master’s degree. During her last season at Baylor she created a YouTube channel which has since gained over 140,000 subscribers! Kylie and her videos are all about sharing her passion for sports, health, fitness, and more about her life as a female athlete. In this episode, Kylie talks about sitting on the sidelines her first two years at Baylor, recovering from a painful ACL injury, body image insecurities, the pressure of being "healthy," and finding her identity after sports. This convo is IT for all female athletes looking for an honest and all encompassing conversation about college sports! 2:49-5:46 Kylie’s start with soccer. 5:46-9:16 Expectation vs reality for freshman year. 9:16-16:49 Striving for perfection and an “athletic body.” 16:49-25:36 Dealing with injuries mentally and physically. 25:36-29:20 Mental growth as an athlete. 29:20-30:43 Working through fear after injury clearance. 30:43-34:17 Starting a YouTube channel. 34:17-36:15 Gaining a following on social media 36:15-43:42 Graduation and identity after sport. 43:42-48:48 Getting real on YouTube 48:48-50:34 Lessening up on perfectionism. 50:34-55:49 Working out and finding balance in fitness after graduation.
Jul 29, 2020
3 Keys To A Strong Relationship + How We Met! (feat. Max Browne)
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Max is back! But this time he's here to talk intimately about his four year relationship with Victoria. Hear the candid story of how they met and fell in love, then receive their three key tips to developing a strong, healthy, and loving relationship. This is a good one to listen to with your boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends, and crushes!
Jul 22, 2020
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Jul 15, 2020
Anna Cockrell - NCAA Champion Explains Mental Health Struggles & Painful Pursuit to Perfection
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Anna Cockrell is a highly decorated USC Track & Field star. She is an All-American hurdler and sprinter, a defending NCAA champion, and currently holds records for several events. Not only is she an incredible athlete, bust she also finished her undergraduate with a 3.98 cumulative GPA, the highest of any student-athlete at USC. However, with great success also comes immense pressure to perform both mentally and physically. In today’s episode, Anna gets real about performance anxiety, the pressures of perfectionism, and opens up about the accident that cost her team the 2019 NCAA championship.
Jul 08, 2020
Reid Priddy - 4x Olympian & Gold Medal Volleyball Player
47:32
Reid Priddy is a 4x Olympian and gold medalist, former member of the United States National Volleyball Team, and World Champion. Reid reveals what truly separates the best in the world from those who barely miss the mark, while diving into his own personal struggles with confidence and pressure to perform. Having been at the top of not only his game, but the world's game, for sixteen consecutive years, Reid's wisdom and experience offers invaluable knowledge to other athletes in pursuit of greatness. 2:30-7:43 What separates good from great? 7:43-10:22 The importance of adaptability. 10:22-17:07 Learning to be ‘clutch’, your best focus state. 17:07-22:58 Building and keeping confidence. 22:58-26:51 Focusing on something bigger than yourself. 26:51-28:38 Playing against the best in the world. 28:38-31:10 Finding your WHY in life. 31:10-37:41 Pursuing mastery and mitigating nerves. 37:41-38:55 Valuing the experience rather than results. 38:55-42:19 Lack of motivation and how to cope. 42:19-43:50 Recovery and rest for growth. 43:50-46:09 Achieving greatness through a learner’s mindset and finding your true why.
Jul 01, 2020
Dr. Nicole LePera - The Holistic Psychologist Talks Ego, Worthiness, & Self-Healing
58:04
Dr. Nicole LePera, known by her 2.5 million followers as The Holistic Psychologist, focuses her teachings on the connection between mind and body. She views mental and physical struggles from a whole person perspective and works to identify the underlying physical and emotional causes. In this episode, Dr. LePera explains in depth why we develop the voice inside of our heads and how we can differentiate between the narrative we've formed around who we are as opposed to our true essence of being. (This is a MUST listen!) 4:30-8:11 Her backstory, 8:11-18:09 Defining ego, and ego functions, 18:09-22:40 Ego vs appropriate boundaries, 22:40-24:29 Instant gratification and shame in relationships, 24:29-25:50 Shame in diet culture and worthiness, 25:50-29:15 What is the soul, 29:15-33:11 Confidence and its origin, 33:11-37:06 Expectations and grounding yourself in the present, 37:06-42:17 What causes mental health issues, 42:17-48:27 Achievement oriented humans,48:27-52:48 Evaluating relationships and their boundaries, 52:48-56:39 Understand the criticism and opposing opinions of others.
Jun 24, 2020
Brittani Lancaster - Body Positivity, Eating Disorder Recovery, and TikTok Fame!
01:00:13
In just one year, Brittani Lancaster has gained over 400,000 TikTok followers who tune in daily for her honest, uplifting, and encouraging videos about body positivity and eating disorder recovery. After battling and overcoming both Anorexia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder in high-school, Brittani found healing and strength on her recovery path which has fueled her advocacy work. She dives deep into her journey, sharing her experiences and offering inspiring insight to anyone struggling with their relationship with food or their body. 3:00-5:25 Her childhood and upbringing. 5:25-10:00 first signs of body image issues. 10:00-19:20 Start of ED and repercussions. 19:20-21:15 Why she was turning to food. 21:15- 26:40 Changing her mindset and beginning steps to recovery. 26:40-31:45 Intuitive eating. 31:45-34:48 having supportive friends and understanding triggers. 34:38-41:37 How Brittani has used tiktok to share her story and make a change in others’ lives. 41:37-44:50 Addressing friends’ unhealthy eating habits. 44:50-48:05 How to turn around a bad day. 48:05-51:12 How to avoid the toxic negativity on TikTok. 51:12-54:00 pressure that comes with an online following. 54:00-57:55 stigmas around getting professional help for disordered eating.
Jun 17, 2020
Nyakio Greico - Founder & Female Entrepreneur
41:21
Nyakio is a first-generation American of Kenyan descent who used her grandma's Kenyan beauty secrets to help launch her own skincare company, "Nykaio," which is now sold online at Target and Ulta! Nyakio also works with Girls, Inc. to mentor young women of color, helping build them into strong, independent, and powerful women. Not only does Nyakio talk about her experience and success as Black female entrepreneur, but she shares her perspective on the current Black Lives Matter movement happening around the globe, diving deep into her personal experiences.
Jun 10, 2020
Francesca Mariano: Chicks In The Office, Mental Health, & Unrealistic Beauty Standards
58:03
From Barstool's hit podcast, "Chicks In The Office," Francesca Mariano joins Victoria to dive deep into her journey to success and how she's stays grounded and authentic with millions of eyes watching. Fran also opens up for the first time about her challenging college experience and why she decided to seek help for her mental health when times got tough. This episode is fun, raw, and a side of Fran you've never seen before!
May 27, 2020
The Max Browne Interview - What Really Happened to the Nation's #1 Recruit
01:19:51
Max Browne was the #1 football recruit in the country and offered a full-ride scholarship to USC at the age of 14. Fans and news paper outlets even cited him as the "next Peyton Manning." But once he began his career at USC, no one expected what would happen next... especially not Max. His story is one of heartbreak, resilience, and strength. This emotional interview will be sure to move you and inspire any and all dreamers out there.
May 20, 2020
Feel Better About Your Body: 5 Ways To Do It
13:57
We all have those days where we wake up and feel bloated, gross, and just not cute! If that's how you feel today, or any day, you'll want to hear this... Victoria will guide you through 5 simple ways to feel better about yourself.
May 13, 2020
Ring Concierge - Nicole Wegman's Rise to the Top of the Industry
48:36
Nicole Wegman, more popularly known by her IG handle Ring Concierge, built her iconic jewelry empire from scratch. Now amassing over 300,000 followers on Instagram and hand crafting engagement rings for celebrities, Nicole and her team are becoming one of the most sought out jewelry companies in the country. Nicole tells us how she re-routed her life after college to start her own company, diving deep into the world of entrepreneurship and starting her own business!
May 06, 2020
Victoria's BFF's! Quaran-themed Convo With Aubrey & Natalie
55:10
Victoria's two best friends, Aubrey Gavello and Natalie Marshall, call in to have a totally candid, wildly unfiltered, and hilarious conversation about all things quarantine life! You just might pee your pants laughing at some of these juicy stories. They also divert into some random topics like ferris wheel kisses, the worst thing you could say to someone who's lost an item, and all the sob stories about their deceased childhood pets...weird right ... but the entertainment we all need! If you're craving some fun girl time, this one's for you!
Apr 29, 2020
BREAK FREE FROM DIETING & SHAME - Geneen Roth Part II
50:56
Geneen Roth is back to help YOU and your relationship with food during quarantine!! Why do we eat when we aren't hungry?? How do I stop obsessing over food?! What do I do if someone I live with makes me feel bad about my body? How can I fix all of this!? THIS EPISODE HAS THE ANSWERS, AND THE TRUTH! New York Times' Best Selling author and Oprah Winfrey Show guest, Geneen Roth, is back to promote intuitive eating and a deeper connection with oneself.
Apr 22, 2020
Kelsey Robinson - Conquering Your Inner Voice: The Pursuit of A World Class Athlete
50:11
Kelsey Robinson is currently one of the world's top volleyball players; she has dominated the sport in Turkey, Italy, and helped Team USA to a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympic games. Kelsey discusses what it truly takes to make it to the highest level in sports and talks us through all the road bumps she's hit along the way... like the day she thought she'd quit the sport forever! Kelsey gets real about her personal struggles with confidence, and a battle with food and body-image that she's never shared before. She is fearless, thoughtful, and will humble any competitive athlete as she explains how she's continuously learning and growing as a player.
Apr 15, 2020
Cindy Marina - Miss Universe Albania 2019!
45:12
After entering her first pageant ever in 2019, Cindy Marina was crowned Miss Universe Albania! She then competed in the international Miss Universe pageant where she finished in the top 20. When she's not strutting down the runway on live television, she's competing for National Championships as a Division I college volleyball player. Cindy tells all about the behind the scenes details that go into competing on the Miss Universe stage, and how she was able to balance two totally different live styles as both a pageant queen and a college athlete!
Apr 08, 2020
Love Is Blind - Kelly Chase!
50:45
From the #1 Netflix reality TV show, "Love Is Blind," Kelly Chase sits down to tell ALL about her experience getting engaged to someone she's never seen before. She shares inside scoop about how the show was filmed, her personal experience in the pods, and why she chose to say "I Don't" at the altar!
Apr 01, 2020
Sara Hughes - On Resilience & Overcoming Adversity as an Athlete
57:19
Sara Hughes is one of beach volleyball's most historic college players. Winning multiple NCAA Championships, multiple PAC-12 Championships, and setting countless records at USC, she has made her mark in the sand and has been continuing to do the same at the professional level. After peaking at No. 9 in the world beach volleyball rankings with her partner Summer Ross, a heartbreaking injury stopped their climb to the olympics. Sara had to pick up the pieces to figure out how she would qualify before time ran out. To hear her story of resilience and why she's never giving up, listen to this episode!
Mar 25, 2020
Dr. Varun Soni - The Mental Health Crisis Explained
52:54
Dr. Varun Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, where he is the chief religious and spiritual leader for over 45,000 students. He has been featured on ABC News, Forbes, NPR, and The Los Angeles Times; he also has a close relationship with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. He sits down with Victoria to discuss the current mental health crisis facing students throughout the country, and why so many are battling with issues of meaning, purpose, and loneliness. This is an incredibly eye-opening interview for anyone currently in high-school, college, or who has friends and family in those age groups.
Mar 18, 2020
Paralympic Gold Medalist - Mallory Weggemann
53:04
Mallory Weggemann is a Paralympic gold medalist and record setter! Her story is one of great inspiration and resilience; at the age of 18, Mallory was experiencing back pain and went in for a series of epidural shots. The third shot left her completely paralyzed from the waist down. Despite this life changing moment, she continued to pursue her passion of swimming and made it all the way to the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic games where she became a two-time Paralympic medalist.
Mar 11, 2020
Kerri Walsh Jennings: The Best In The World (Volleyball's Most Decorated Player)
50:09
Kerri Walsh Jennings, the most decorated volleyball player in Olympic history, has competed in four Olympic games and dominated the sport for nearly three decades. Kerri gets honest about the challenges she's faced and the growth she's still experiencing as she explains how becoming the greatest of all time comes with a cost. She is shockingly raw, incredibly open, and sure to turn you into an even bigger fan once you've heard her heart.
Mar 04, 2020
Eating Disorder Q&A
26:31
On this episode, Victoria answers questions that were submitted to her by followers on her Instagram (@victoriagarrick @realpod) and in the YouTube comments section of her newest video, "My Eating Disorder Story."
Feb 26, 2020
5 Tips To Get Out Of A Mental Slump
12:00
Victoria shares 5 quick and easy tips to get out of a mental slump! We've all been there... you're feeling low, or sad, and there's no particular reason, but you just want to feel better again! If this sounds like something you've experienced or are going through now, give this a listen!
Feb 19, 2020
Jake Olson - Blind Football Player Talks Gratitude & Optimism
43:37
At eight months old, Jake Olson was diagnosed with retinoblastoma and had to have his left eye removed. At the age of 12, news came back from the doctors that the cancer returned in his right eye and he would have to lose his sight completely. Despite this, Jake continued to pursue a life that surpassed his wildest dreams, playing on the USC football team, graduating college with honors, and traveling the country to share his outlook on life with executives, athletes, and people of all ages. In this episode, you will hear how Jake makes the daily choice to choose optimism over fear, and his advice for anyone in life who need to rewire their thinking to constantly prioritize gratitude.
Feb 12, 2020
Rachael Adams: Olympic Medalist on Personal Growth & Finding Peace
46:42
Rachael Adams is a current member of the USA Women's National Volleyball Team and the founder of JourneyStrength. She is an olympic medalist, world champion, and she's deeply curious about personal growth and inner exploration. Her kind nature coupled with her genuine desire to become the best version of herself will inspire you to think more deeply about your own journey.
Feb 05, 2020
Kate Austin & Sarah Sulsenti - Fiancés Talk Coming Out & LGBTQ
53:36
Jan 29, 2020
Ron Boss Everline - Next Level Motivation (Kevin Hart's Trainer)
56:47

Audio Clip: Credit to Netflix, "Kevin Hart: Don't F*ck This Up."

Jan 22, 2020
Sophie Flay - Journalism, Post-Grad Feels, & Vulnerability
55:19
Sophie is an accomplished journalist who currently works as a reporter for ABC7 Los Angeles. She's also starred in popular Food Network Show "The Flay List" alongside her dad Bobby, as well as appeared on The Rachel Ray Show. Sophie talks about the difficult transition from college to the working world, and shares about therapy, relationships, and how she handles the inner critic we all have that strives for perfection.
Nov 19, 2019
April Ross: 2x Olympic Medalist Talks Training, Mental Health, & Body-Image
53:08
April Ross is a two time olympic beach volleyball medalist; she won a silver medal in London and a bronze medal in Rio. Now, she is preparing to play in Tokyo for her 3rd Olympic games. April has been a volleyball phenomenon her entire life: Gatorade Player of the Year out of high school, All-American, back to back national champion at USC, and now making history as one of the best female beach volleyball players ever. April discusses what her journey has been like, the philosophies she lives by, her mental health, the body-image pressures surrounding beach volleyball, and so much more.
Nov 12, 2019
Where CONFIDENCE comes from!
12:13
On this quickie, Victoria tells you exactly where confidence comes from and how you can become more confident in your everyday life!
Nov 05, 2019
Christie Valdiserri - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model: Bald and Bold!
52:11
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model and Professional Dancer, Christie Valdiserri, was always the bombshell blonde who "looked" the part. But one day, Christie noticed a small patch of hair missing from the back of her head. Over the following weeks, Christie soon became fully bald and was diagnosed with Alopecia at the age of 22. At first she was devastated, embarrassed, and covered up her disease underneath a wig. On this episode, Christie takes us through her entire journey of how she went from blonde, to bald, to BOLD, learning to embrace her new appearance and redefine what it means to be beautiful. Her story is incredibly inspiring, get the tissues ready!
Oct 29, 2019
8 Reasons To Stop Caring What People Think
20:17
It is so normal to worry and care about what others think of us. "Do they like me? Am I cool? Am I doing good enough??" Here are 8 reasons why you need to STOP letting the opinions and thoughts of others rule your world!
Oct 22, 2019
What is SB-206? The Bill That's Changing The Future For College Athletes (Feat. Activist Hayley Hodson)
47:28

SB-206 is historic bill that will give  college athletes their rights to their Name, Likeness, & Image.  Victoria brings on Hayley Hodson, Stanford Volleyball All-American and SB-206 Activist, to discuss what this means for college athletics and clarify the controversy.  Hayley testified in the State Capitol in front of the CA Senate’s Higher Education committee as well as before the CA Assembly’s Higher Education committee. She's also been featured on The Today Show’s,  NBC Nightly News’, and quoted in The NY Times' all in regards to SB-206. 

Oct 15, 2019
Taylor Formico - 2x Pac-12 Libero of the Year talks Leadership, Mindset, & How To Make Your Team Win
54:02
Taylor Formico, former UCLA starting volleyball player, 2 time Pac-12 Libero of the Year, and AVCA All american, shares her keys to success. We are going to talk all about her mental framework, how she approaches the pressure of an overlooked position, and the invaluable life lessons and morals the kept her focused through it all. This is a must listen for anyone functioning in a team/group environment as Taylor has truly mastered what it takes to help you team win.
Oct 08, 2019
Tiffany Smith Anoa'i - Getting Your Seat At The Table, Lessons From CBS Network's Executive Vice President of Diversity
50:49
Tiffany Smith Anoa-i is CBS Network’s Executive Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, a position that she petitioned the network create after she saw the lack of diversity both on camera and behind the scenes in media. She’s been written about in Time magazine and spoken at numerous female empowerment conferences. Tiffany shares all about her journey: how she lost her college scholarship, had to get a job and put herself through school, the lessons she learned along the way, and how she’s not only scored a seat at the table but how she’s learned to speak up and call the shots.
Oct 01, 2019
Why I Don't Edit My Instagram Pictures Anymore
27:08
So a lot of people edit their pictures, but not everyone stops. I haven't photo-shopped or edited a picture of myself in over two years! (Such a millennial accomplishment LOL.) I explain what I used to be like, obsessed with my appearance and my feed's aesthetic, and what happened that made me change. I also share a few things that I realized along the way! :)
Sep 24, 2019
Angie Lee - Entrepreneurship: The Pros & Cons Of Being An Absolute Girl Boss
52:32
Angie Lee was once $100,000 dollars in debt...now the 7 figure entrepreneur, top public speaker, and hit podcast host helps other women achieve their business goals and reach career success! Angie talks about what it was like to start her own business, how she balances her chaotic schedule, the anxiety attack that helped her re-evaluate her life, and why failure is her best friend.
Sep 17, 2019
Stephanie Yeboah - Fat Acceptance & Re-Writing Society's Perception of Beauty
59:03
Award winning blogger and fat acceptance advocate, Stephanie Yeboah, joins Victoria to talk about plus size representation in media, body positivity, and slim privilege ...(amongst other topics like Lizzo's world takeover, Beyonce's edited pictures, and her advice for plus size women everywhere!) Stephanie discusses what it's like to be a plus size woman in today's society and the ways that we can make the necessary change towards body inclusivity.
Sep 10, 2019
Erica Spiegelman - The Mind, Body, & Spirit Tri-Fecta: Wellness Habits You Need To Know
49:22
Erica Spiegelman is the best selling author of Rewired, a self-help book that focuses on how individuals can change their behavior for positive change in their life. Erica is an addiction and wellness specialist who has been featured on both Fox LA and Fox New York News Stations, she’s been featured on Keeping Up With Kardashians, and she's written about healthy living on the popular website POOSH. Erica sits down with Victoria to discuss all things wellness: time management, self-care, stress management, self-love, coping mechanisms, and more! Listen now to understand how you can fully engage your mind, body, and spirit.
Sep 03, 2019
4 Things I Learned This Summer & 4 Tips For A Fresh Fall!
20:10
Victoria shares the 4 biggest takeaways from her Summer and 4 pieces of advice that will help you start your Fall off right! :)
Aug 27, 2019
Brenda Tracy - Sexual Assault & Setting The Expectation
57:22
Brenda Tracy, founder of national campaign #SetTheExpectation, is a sexual assault survivor and advocate. She details the mental health repercussions and lifelong trauma she experienced from a gang rape in 1998 that left her feeling helpless. More than a decade after the assault, Brenda found out that her community had been working behind the scenes to keep her silent. Now, her voice is louder than ever as she travels to universities across the country sharing her story and inspiring change in the next generation of male college athletes
Aug 20, 2019
Aubrey Gavello - MY BFF (friendships that last a lifetime!)
56:22

Victoria and Aubrey have been best friends for 16 years! They sit down to spill all the secrets that make a friendship last a lifetime.

Aug 13, 2019
Geneen Roth - Your Relationship With Food & Diets Explained
57:38
New York Time’s Best Selling Author and Nationally Renowned Food/Body-Image Guru, Geneen Roth, sits down with Victoria to discuss WHY we diet and binge eat, and how to stop the toxic cycle of restriction and shame. Geneen has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. She has absolutely cracked the code on food and dieting and shares ALL of her philosophies in this episode of #RealPod. (Not to mention, Victoria struggled with binge eating and disordered eating for years. Geneen’s book was the reason she was able to make the change in her life! #DreamGuest!)
Aug 06, 2019
Hayley Hodson - Volleyball's #1 Recruit Speaks Out About Her Career-Ending Injury
01:19:45
In 2015, Hayley Hodson was the nation's top volleyball recruit. She went on to play at Stanford University, and was named an All-American and the PAC-12 Freshman of the Year after her first season. She hoped for a national championship and a future Olympic appearance, but what she never expected was a career ending concussion. Hayley is an example of true strength, someone who can handle adversity even in their darkest times. She discusses how she dealt with her fate and was able to create a completely different life for herself outside the gym.
Jul 30, 2019
Katie Defeo - Haters, Ride or Die Friends, and Why Everything Happens For A Reason
01:23:55
USC Lacrosse player and YouTuber, Katie Defeo, joins Victoria to talk about the real reasons she took a break from social media (mental health), the one hate comment she’s learned to love, how she got the tightest friend group ever, and why sacrifice is necessary for success!
Jul 23, 2019
Elise Lougee - Toxic Body-Image, Pro Dance Pressures, and Girl Mustaches
01:19:06
After being forced to step on the scale everyday and maintain an unrealistic appearance, Elise sought out to re-define what success meant to her. The girls talk anxiety, scales, and accepting past traumas.
Jul 16, 2019
10 Tips For Performance Confidence
34:00

Victoria shares 10 mental skills that will help you feel more confident and prepared to perform at your highest level.

Jul 09, 2019
Serena Kerrigan - Confidence, Therapy, & Not Caring What People Think
01:03:01
Refinery 29 host and shameless confidence advocate, Serena Kerrigan, joins Victoria to share how she developed her "DO ME" mentality, and why she believes everyone needs therapy.
Jul 02, 2019
Nicole Davis - An Olympian's Mindset & Advice For You, MUST LISTEN!!
01:03:01

Two-time Olympic medalist and volleyball legend, Nicole Davis, shares the truth about what it takes to become the best in the world. This is a MUST LISTEN as she explains how to unleash your full potential and make it last.

Jun 25, 2019
Perry Mattfeld - Hardwork to Stardom, Accepting Yourself, and Inner Fullfilment
50:35
Star of The CW's new hit show "In The Dark," Perry Mattfeld, joins Victoria to talk about her rejection filled journey to success. Hear about how Perry overcame the various obstacles in her career, the moment that she learned to accept herself, and the crazy similarities between athletes and actresses.
Jun 18, 2019
Katie Austin - Hustle, 'Fitsporation', and Becoming Confident
01:06:36
Certified fitness instructor, blogger, and self-made entrepreneur, Katie Austin, joins Victoria to discuss the pressures of being an Instagram 'Fitsporation,' the girls who tried to tear her down, and how she went from 0 confidence to 100.
Jun 11, 2019
Katelyn Ohashi - Gold Medal Standards, Self-Love, and Finding Her Why
38:40
Six-time All-American UCLA gymnast and viral sensation, Katelyn Ohashi, gets real with Victoria on the podcast's first episode. She ranks number one in the nation on the floor, was a four year USA national team member, and uses her voice to advocate for female athlete body image and eating disorders. This is a MUST listen!
Jun 04, 2019