Knot Too Taboo

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Gretchen and Slade had 10 years of romantic bliss before they welcomed their miracle baby, Skylar. Now that she’s made her debut, everything in their life has changed! Gretchen and Slade’s daily “crazy” involves balancing parenthood, relationships, and career, while dealing with sleep deprivation, a messy house, diaper changes, bottles, and baby spit-up. They’ll talk about it all, plus sex, money, in-laws, and celebrities on their podcast! Nothing is too taboo to be discussed with Gretchen and Slade who are “knot” married but offer “marginal advice” on stuff they’re dealing with on the daily.

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Take off that Pandemic 25 with fitness guru Robert Reames!
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade break down all things health and wellness with author of the best selling book Make Over Your Metabolism and head trainer/nutritionist for the Dr Phil Show for 18 years, fitness expert Robert Reames. Slade opens up about how he hunted Robert down to be on the show to help him address the weight he’s gained over the last year. Robert explains his model for wellness, the RR Big Four of Life- which entails optimum exercise, optimum nutrition, proper rest and stress management.  Robert spells out what you have to do to take care of yourself and shares his top tips so you can look and feel your best. What is the secret when it comes to exercise? Why does Robert say he never has his clients count calories? What is a plate structure and why is it so effective in managing your weight? What does Robert say is the enemy of weight control and why is the idea of perspective so important in managing stress? Robert gives advice to Slade on how he can get himself back into shape and hear why Gretchen pokes fun of Slade for having low T and man boobs and what her secret is to staying healthy and fit!  https://www.facebook.com/robertreameslive/ https://twitter.com/robertreames https://www.instagram.com/robertswellnessrevolution/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoL6RW1Mo7RdYuxu29UuDTg Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Gretchen and Slade break all taboos with YouTube sensation Gigi Gorgeous
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This is a fascinating and important conversation you won’t want to miss! On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade are thrilled to welcome YouTube sensation, transgender activist and author of “He Said, She Said” the amazing Gigi Gorgeous. Gigi opens up publicly following her husband Nats Getty’s recent top surgery and explains how it has impacted their relationship dynamic. Gretchen shares with Gigi her nervousness about discussing the complexities of transgender issues and the three talk candidly about the best way to have honest and respectful conversations. Gigi speaks openly about coming out on her YouTube channel three times, why she chooses to be so public about the intimate details of her life, and how she convinced Nats to share his journey publicly as well. Gigi shares that she and Nats would like to have children and the three have a candid conversation about the complexities of the situation and share honestly their thoughts, struggles and personal experiences with one another.   https://www.instagram.com/gigigorgeous/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzco9CewPf0F-SP1p6LhWrw https://twitter.com/thegigigorgeous https://www.facebook.com/GigiGorgeous/ Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Knot Too Taboo Exclusive: Gretchen and Slade answer the rumors about a RHOC return
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On this Knot Too Taboo Exclusive, Gretchen and Slade address directly the rumors that are swirling around about whether or not they plan to return to Housewives. They look back on their time on the show and reveal all of the behind-the-scenes drama including the accusation that Tamra Judge was allegedly a regular source of selling and leaking information to the press and then blaming Gretchen and Slade. Gretchen speaks to whether or not it’s true that she and her “rich Newport friends” are being courted by the show. They revisit their fight with Andy Cohen and talk about how Slade’s mom called Andy out and how he reacted. Gretchen talks about the shady behavior of the show’s producers and how she got tired of feeling like she was being used as fodder for ratings. Slade and Gretchen hold nothing back and finally answer whether or not they plan to return for another run on the show!  Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Find your life’s purpose with Numerologist Felicia Bender!
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What do you know about the art and science of numerology? On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade have a fascinating and energized conversation with The Pracical Numerologist and author of the book Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology To Create the Wildly Optimal You, Felicia Bender. Felicia explains what numerology is and how it can be used to uncover your life’s purpose. She reveals the results of the numerology reports she did on Gretchen and Slade and the three have a very personal and revealing conversation about the results. Find out what gave Gretchen chills all over her body! Gretchen and Slade ask Felicia about the repeating numbers they see and Felicia explains what each of them mean and what significance the vibration of the numbers hold.  Stay tuned for Felicia to expain to you what your Life Path number is, how to calculate it, and what it tells you about you and your life!  For specific instructions on how to calculate your life path number and what it can tell you about you and your life’s purpose, click here.  https://feliciabender.com/taboo/  https://www.facebook.com/ThePracticalNumerologist https://twitter.com/FeliciaBender1 https://www.instagram.com/feliciabender/ https://www.youtube.com/c/FeliciaBender Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Special crossover episode with Gretchen and Slade and Dr. Judy Ho on how to Stop Self-Sabotage!
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You won’t want to miss this special crossover episode with another fantastic host from the Stage 29 podcast family. On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade welcome triple board certified clinical and forensic neuropsychologist and host of the podcast Supercharged Life, Dr. Judy Ho. Dr. Judy talks to Gretchen and Slade all about her life-changing book “Stop Self-Sabotage” and the three get very personal about how they self-sabotage in their own lives. Gretchen reveals her hidden feelings of unworthiness, Slade talks candidly about his weight gain, and Dr. Judy opens up about her perfectionism and tendency to procrastinate. Gretchen and Slade take Dr. Judy’s L.I.F.E. quiz and reveal the truth behind why they self-sabotage. Gretchen takes a deep dive into understanding how her childhood experiences impact her now and Slade examines how he distracts himself from doing difficult tasks. Dr. Judy offers concrete tips like writing if then/statements, value identification, and the 20-minute rule to help them and you stop self-sabotaging and live your best life! Make sure to check out Dr. Judy’s Life Quiz to find out which primary L.I.F.E. factor is getting in your way, as well as other free activities from Dr. Judy’s book! https://www.drjudyho.com/stopselfsabotageactivities Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley https://www.drjudyho.com/ https://www.instagram.com/drjudyho/ https://twitter.com/drjudyho        https://www.facebook.com/doctorjudyho   https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Gretchen and Slade at Home- The intimate story of Gretchen’s epic proposal to Slade!
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On this special episode of Knot Too Taboo, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gretchen and Slade tell all the intimate behind-the-scenes secrets of Gretchen’s proposal to Slade on The Real Housewives. Hear all of the details of planning the epic proposal, how Gretchen ruined the plans of the production team, and how Slade got the shock of his life. Gretchen and Slade open up about why their relationship works and the rules that they try never to break. Gretchen reveals the traumatic moment that made her realize she wanted to propose to Slade and why she felt proposing was the right thing to do. Gretchen and Slade share how they feel about each other now, their thoughts on getting married, and the song Gretchen wrote and sang to celebrate their love.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
GRETCHEN AND SLADE: UPDATE/LISTENER Q & A
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade catch the listeners up about the latest with their daughter Skylar. Gretchen talks honestly about how hard it is to be a parent and shares two recent scary episodes in which her daughter accidentally got injured. Then Slade opens up about a listener question from a man struggling in his marriage. Gretchen and Slade explore marital conflict and reveal the time they got into such a big fight that Slade slept in the car. The two talk about dealing with addiction, why open communication is so important, being your authentic self with your partner, and whether you should go to couple’s counseling before you have a problem.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Gretchen and Slade talk sleep and sex with high-performance sleep coach Dr. Michael Breus
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade are thrilled to reconnect wth the man they credit for saving their marriage. Dr. Michael Breus, often known as The Sleep Doctor, is a high-performance sleep coach and author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan and The Power of When. Gretchen and Slade share openly all of the mistakes they made when trying to sleep train their daughter and how they almost ended up divorced because of the fighting and stress. Dr Breus explains the advice he gave to them and Slade identifies the lghtbulb moment that changed everything for them. Dr. Breus then shares his secrets to great sleep for all of us including the importance of moving your body, how to be a short sleeper, and what chronotypes are and how they can help you. Gretchen and Slade open up about their sex life and Dr. Breus offers tips on the best time of day to have sex and coaches Gretchen and Slade on how to make the most of their sex life!   https://thesleepdoctor.com/ https://twitter.com/thesleepdoctor https://www.facebook.com/thesleepdoctor/ Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Gretchen and Slade at Home- intimate post holiday catch-up
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade share intimate details of their life after the holidays. They talk about drinking too much, the stress they feel due to the state of the world, and the repercussions of speaking their minds. They share the joy of the holidays with Skylar, how they feel about New Years resolutions, and explore spirit animals and manifesting. Gretchen shares the the evolution of her relationship with Slade and how they feel about Slade’s reputation as a Housewife Hunter. You won’t want to miss it!   Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Gretchen and Slade talk money with financial expert Rachel Cruze
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade have a compelling conversation with money expert, NY Times bestselling author of Know Yourself, Know Your Money, and daughter of financial guru Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze. Gretchen and Slade open up about how they were raised in terms of money, how it impacted them and what they value now. Gretchen shares her past obsession with material things and how her outlook has changed and Slade admits to being the spender in the pair. The two share the drastic decision they made in terms of their personal finances and what the impact was on their life. Learn from Rachel about why she has been on “commission” since age 5, what the four money classrooms are and how they can help you and why she says anyone can get out of debt in 18-24 months. Rachel Cruze shares tips and insights from her book with Gretchen and Slade about getting to the root of your relationship with money so you can get a handle on your finances and achieve your dreams. Purchase Rachel Cruze’s book Know Yourself, Know Your Money at www.rachelcruze.com.  https://www.facebook.com/rachelramseycruze https://www.instagram.com/rachelcruze/ https://twitter.com/rachelcruze https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelcruze Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Gretchen and Slade at Home- Christmas Miracles Part 2
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On the previous episode of Knot Too Taboo Christmas Miracles Part 1, Gretchen and Slade began sharing the incredible story of the birth of their daughter. Gretchen talked openly about her desperate desire to have a child and how heartbreaking the journey was for them in the beginning. Now in Part 2, Gretchen continues the miraculous story and shares every intimate detail of the ups and downs of their journey to have a child. Gretchen shares the secret to manifesting, the meaning of surrendering to the universe, and the magical power of knowing that the universe has your back. Gretchen and Slade relive their darkest moments and will inspire listeners with their faith in the universe and their commitment to having a child and to each other.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Gretchen and Slade at Home- Christmas Miracles Part 1
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo Christmas Miracles Part 1, Gretchen and Slade begin sharing the incredible story of the birth of their daughter. Gretchen talks openly about her desperate desire to have a child and how heartbreaking the journey was for them in the beginning. Gretchen and Slade share how they lost hope and almost broke up during this painful time. Gretchen shares her belief in miracles and how this story is an inspiration to her and hopefully anyone who hears it and wants to bring miracles into their own life. Part 2 and the completion of the story to air on the next episode.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
On this episode of Knot Too Taboo with Gretchen and Slade, sexologist Dr. Jess O’Reilly shares advice and tools to help you turn the heat up in your intimate relationships!
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade have an uncensored and hilarious conversation with host of the podcast “Sex with Dr. Jess” and author of The Ultimate Guide to Seduction and Foreplay, sexologist Dr. Jess O’Reilly. Gretchen and Slade reveal secrets about their sex life that may surprise you. Dr. Jess offers specific tools you may have never heard of to get yourself and your partner in the mood and to turn the heat up on the sexual experience for both of you. Learn about core erotic feelings, elevated erotic feelings, seduction styles, sex seeds, the 60-second rule and so much more. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!  Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley https://www.facebook.com/sexwithdrjess https://twitter.com/SexWithDrJess https://www.instagram.com/sexwithdrjess/ https://www.youtube.com/user/SexWithDrJess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
On this episode of Knot Too Taboo: Election Night, Gretchen and Slade share their honest and uncensored thoughts about the election, why Gretchen feels men have it easy, and intimate details of what they did for Halloween.
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo recorded on election night, Gretchen and Slade share candidly their thoughts, feelings and uncensored opinions about the election. Gretchen explains why men have it easier than women and the two share intimate details of Halloween with their daughter.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
On this episode of Knot Too Taboo At Home, Gretchen and Slade talk candidly about the good, the bad and the ugly in raising their daughter!
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo At Home , Gretchen and Slade open up about the up’s and down’s of sleep training, the impact on their sex life, the reason they they didn’t sleep for 46 hours, and the special birthday tribute that made Gretchen cry. They reveal the  secret tip that has made all of the difference in raising their daughter and share a hilarious story from Gretchen’s past which explains why Gretchen’s parents could never go out on date nights!  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade talk with the first ever Bachelorette Trista Sutter and hear all the latest about her relationship with Ryan and everything she knows about the drama on this season of the Bachelorette and beyond!
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On this episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade talk to the OG Bachelorette Trista Sutter. They know one another from their experience together on Marriage Boot Camp and they reveal behind the scenes secrets about what happened between the couples during the show. Trista talks about the issues she and Ryan had then and what they continue to work on now in their relationship. Trista gives her take on all things Bachelorette, talks about the struggles she has had during the pandemic and shares with Gretchen and Slade the new project that she can’t wait to share with the word!  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley http://www.tristasutter.com/index.html https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/happily-ever-after-trista-sutter/1115631150 https://twitter.com/tristasutter https://www.instagram.com/TristaSutter/ https://www.facebook.com/tristasutterfanpage/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Psychic medium Bill Philipps shares the secret to manifesting and how to cooperate with the universe to create your dream life.
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Psychic medium Bill Philipps discovered his gift of connecting to spirit and communicating with people from the other side when he was young. He shares the story of how he came to recognize and accept this gift and offers that all of us have this ability if we can trust it and let go. Bill, Gretchen and Slade talk through the idea of manifesting and recognizing signs when you start to look for them. Gretchen shares the life-changing conversation she had with Bill, the cruel comment a costar made that shifted the trajectory of her life, and how she manifested having a baby after years of trying. You will learn how by changing the way you think, you can open yourself up to receiving all of the gifts the universe has in store for you. https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts /   https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts   https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts   Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley https://www.billphilipps.com/ https://www.facebook.com/psychicmediumbill/ https://www.instagram.com/billphilipps/ https://twitter.com/mediumbillphili Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
After An Unsettling Start in Hollywood, Singer Ally Brooke Reveals The Covenant She Made With God Changed Everything!
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Fifth Harmony girl-band singer Ally Brooke shares her rocky road in Hollywood and the powerful steps she took to regain her footing. In this special episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade fall in love with sweet Ally after discovering they have all too much in common. After bestowing Ally with the honorary title of aunt to their baby daughter Skylar, they dig in deep to her new self-help guide, Finding Your Harmony.  Ally retells the horrors she was subjected to in the beginning of her career - from unsavory producers to haters on social media and body shamers, leaving her feeling defeated and broken. Despite her swift rise to fame, she reveals her private misery and the day she hit rock bottom. Once Ally began owning her truth, stopped allowing fear and doubt control her every move, and made personal choices that weren’t always so popular …spoiler alert: she’s saving herself for marriage, she took back her power and healed her soul. While Slade felt this book was the perfect cautionary tale to young artists starting out in the entertainment industry – the book is really for everyone. It provides hope and a powerful reminder to allow your faith to guide you. Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley   Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook   https://www.allybrooke.com/ https://www.instagram.com/allybrooke/ https://twitter.com/allybrooke https://www.facebook.com/AllyBrookeOfficial/ https://allybrooke.lnk.to/DSPsAW/applemusic https://allybrooke.lnk.to/DSPsAW/youtube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
California Gubernatorial Candidate Major Williams States His Case For Change in 2022!
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This episode is a love letter to gubernatorial candidate Major Williams who will run against California’s current Governor Gavin Newson in 2022. Gretchen and Slade met Major Williams at an event, and invited him on to their show to share his vision of California’s future. Gretchen and Slade get downright political discussing important issues. Williams believes bureaucracy is a thing of the past and feels passionately that politicians today need to think outside the box in order to solve complex problems. They discuss transparency, the economy and homeless. Gretchen and Slade discuss the proposed policies of this republican candidate, who says he is a disgruntled parent and citizen who wants to clean up the murky finances in Sacramento. If you’re interested in the current state of affairs in California, tune in to today’s episode of KNOT TOO TABOO. This episode will offer answers to questions and inform you about a number of issues from one man’s perspective. Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley  Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook  https://majorforgovernor.com/  https://www.facebook.com/MajorCAGov/  https://twitter.com/majorcagov https://www.instagram.com/majorcagov Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Infidelity and Addiction: Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin Reveal The Secret To Saving Their Marriage!
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Today’s episode has the makings of a country star’s Grammy winning song: infidelity and addiction combined with a new marriage and a little baby. But country star Jana Kramer only wished this gut-wrenching story was just a song. When Jana’s daughter was just five months old, her world was rocked when she discovered her husband of a year, former NFL star, Mike Caussin was having an affair, leaving the devastated new mom to make the most difficult decision of her life: Should she get divorced? Once she decided her marriage was worth saving, Mike entered rehab, they went to couples therapy and now, three years later, the pair published THE GOOD FIGHT, a powerful new book about how they reclaimed their marriage. In this brutally honest podcast, Gretchen and Slade talk to Jana and Mike how their family handled this, how their faith guided them and the rules they impart to others who are also dealing with marital strife.   In this emotionally charged episode of KNOT TOO TABOO, Gretchen, Slade, Jana and Mike discuss rules from THE GOOD FIGHT all couple should live by, including: Trust, forgiveness and nightly check in’s. If ever you have questioned the strength of your relationship, wondered how to fight healthy or understanding addiction, today’s empowering episode is for you!  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley   Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook   https://janakramer.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kramergirl/    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHn1pUJ6L4z6ICFaQBjAAA   https://twitter.com/kramergirl/  @kramergirl   https://www.facebook.com/janakramermusic    https://www.instagram.com/whinedownpodcast/?hl=de https://twitter.com/mcaussin80 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Overcoming Loneliness and Anxiety With Pastor Max Lucado!
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Beloved pastor and New York Times Best-selling author Max Lucado, who has published over 100 books, selling more than 140 million copies, talks openly with Gretchen and Slade about the challenges our country faces today with the global pandemic, a polarizing election, the Black Lives Matter movement and historic unemployment. During these hard times, Pastor Max shares wisdom, through his own life-long struggles, about facing challenges head on. Gretchen believes if anyone can help you through a crisis -- Pastor Max is your guy. She gushes about his book, “Anxious For Nothing,” having studied it in her bible study class, and how it profoundly changed her life and helped her conquer her anxiety. Gretchen, Slade and Pastor Max discuss his new book, “You’re Never Alone: Trust in the Miracle of God’s Presence and Power,” and what inspired him to write it. As 2020 has been a hard year for everyone, he believes, whether you are of faith or not, this book will speak to your heart, inspire your spirituality, help you feel less alone and put good thoughts in your head. This special episode of KNOT TOO TABOO will provide you with tips, tools and bible verses to help heal your life.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley   Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook   https://maxlucado.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Lucado https://maxlucado.com/introducing-the-max-lucado-encouraging-word-podcast/ https://twitter.com/MaxLucado https://www.instagram.com/maxlucado/ https://www.facebook.com/maxlucado https://www.youtube.com/MaxLucadoOfficial https://maxlucado.com/introducing-the-max-lucado-encouraging-word-podcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
PRIVATE EYE, ANDY KAY’S TALES OF CHEATING
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It’s rarely about moonlight and roses when a client calls private investigator, Andy Kay. He takes calls from nervous men and women asking: Is my significant other cheating? He and his six-member team ferret out the truth and bring back hard facts. Kay, whose investigations include corporate breakups and embezzlement, says that there are signs that people should look for if they feel something is not right. Watch for changing patterns. Are they traveling more? Are they less emotional? Is money missing from joint accounts? His advice: Always be aware and trust your intuition. Kay, who helped find Michael Jackson’s missing doctor, says that people cheat for a lot of reasons. Mid-life crisis, boredom, assuming their partner won’t fulfill their sexual fantasies. How to prevent cheating? Make sure you have complete trust and keep the lines of communication wide open. Slade chimes in with “compromise. It’s one of the most important things I’ve learned to do. I put my partner’s needs before mine.” And of course, if communications and compromise don’t work, call Andy Kay! Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook https://kayandassociates.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyjkay/ Website: https://kayandassociates.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kayandainvestigations/ https://twitter.com/associateskay https://www.instagram.com/KAinvestigates/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyjkay/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm4hjUyltI7_lMs9Vyi67sg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
GRETCHEN AND SLADE: A RARE EVENING AT HOME
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They may be famous, but in this episode, Gretchen and Slade prove they’re just like any other couple. Slade lights the candles to set the mood and Gretchen enters the bedroom in a bright pink bathrobe and green facemask. It’s her Hulk look. They settle down to talk about what a tough couple of weeks it’s been. Slade’s oldest son, Grayson, just had a six-hour surgery for brain cancer, his 18th operation. Because of Covid-19 they’re not allowed near him. At the same time, his mom and dad both went into the hospital. Just when they were thinking that’s the worst, they lost their little girl, Sky’s, beloved nanny. Like every couple they’re worried, over-worked and searching for help. Gretchen tells Slade about the comfort she finds in the book, “Anxious for Nothing” by best selling author, Max Lucdo. He laughes, saying we never have time to talk so this is the first he’s hearing about the book. This show proves, you are not alone. Everyone has problems.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Designer Michael Costello Talks Hollywood Frocks and Diva Clients
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In this episode Red Carpet dress designer Michael Costello takes us from winning fourth place in Season 8 of Project Runway to designing a matching hat and dress for Cardi B and a birthday dress for Kylie Jenner. Not to mention his breakout moment - Beyoncé’s lace dress at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Gretchen asks about a turning point in his career and he says fitting Nicki Minaj in her bathroom after she called him personally. Celebs love him because he can turn around a last-minute request and he designs for all shapes and sizes. One of the first designers to make masks during Covid-19, Costello hangs out with the famous. One of his good friends is Lady Gaga. His favorite lady to design for is Mariah Carey. He’s excited to tell Gretchen and Slade that he just joined her team as a design director and is working on a swimwear line. The naughty hosts try to get the name of his least favorite client. But he won’t go there except to say, “She’s very well known. I think it was her stylist who made the project such a pain.” Michael Costello has plenty of stories but he’s always discreet. Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook http://shopcostello.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelcostello/ https://twitter.com/mikecostello https://www.facebook.com/shopcostello/ Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @Stage 29 Podcasts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Former “Flip or Flop” Star Steve Cederquist’s Addiction Story: Get Out Alive
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This episode with Gretchen and Slade’s friend, Steve Cederquist author of Get Out Alive: Surviving and Thriving After Drugs, Guns, Gangs, Dysfunction, and Crazy, proves anyone can transform their life just as the “Flip or Flop” star contractor did. The subject is serious – cocaine addiction – but there is a happy ending. Steve got off the drugs and he says you too can overcome addiction. The cute bald contractor on three seasons of “Flip or Flop,” he writes with humor and humility about first trying cocaine at a party then going through years of hell. He dropped out of college, got involved with a gang of drug dealers, arrested numerous times, ending up losing his house and his marriage. It ended in a seedy motel room with guns drawn in a standoff with the cops. His turning point was glimpsing his son in the schoolyard through the window of the jail bus as he was taken to court. At that moment he realized what he was losing. Steve had to serve two years but he got clean and sober and came out a changed man. He went to work as a contractor in Southern California and talked his way into a three-season gig with HDTV’s “Flip or Flop.” He eventually left the television show because he got too busy with his company, Steve Cederquist Designs. This is an episode that will give the listener an understanding of how a college kid drops out to become a drug addict and then finds redemption.  Steve did “get out alive.” Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley  Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/steve.cederquist Steve Cederquist Instagram @stevecederquist  Steve Cederquist Twitter @CederquistSteve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Hotties Gregory and Lawrence Zarian Reveal Their Rise to Fame in Hollywood!
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This spicy, and sometimes raunchy episode, is a fun-filled conversation between Gretchen and Slade and their friends, identical twins, Gregory and Lawrence Zarian. Both guys share stories about their booming careers in Hollywood: Gregory, a successful model turned actor was recently nominated for an Emmy for his role on “Venice: The Series,” and has a reoccurring role on HBO’s ‘Westworld.” Lawrence is a lifestyle guru, who’s known for his work on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and Hallmark’s “Home and Family. The fast-paced conversation covers sibling rivalry (Yes, the twins still struggle, but less so than in childhood) to their 14-year sobriety, and coming out as gay. They offer a tip to parents of twins, advising them to clearly identify twins as individuals, not as “the twins.” The twins and Gretchen commiserate about the dangers of getting too involved with hurtful comments online and advise disengaging from the Internet, instead calling and talking with friends and family. Lawrence points out that trying to look like Instagram stars is equally destructive: accept who you are. If you are looking for some sage life lessons, you’ve come to the right place. This episode of KNOT TOO TABOO is chock full of wisdom and levity. Gretchen Rossi Instagram @gretchenrossi Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley   Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram  Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook   @gregoryzarian @lawrencezarian Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Gretchen & Slade’s Tough Week
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In this episode, Gretchen and Slade pay tribute to their beloved dog Vito as they mourn his loss and say goodbye.  It’s an emotional time as Gretchen looks back on the good times she shared with their 18-year-old furry family member and how he helped her get through some of the biggest moments in her life over the years.   Vito is now reunited with their dog Rocco and they share heartwarming stories of how their spirit lives on.  They reflect on life and the tough week they had in their household, including Slade’s family emergencies and the scary moment Gretchen jumped in the pool to save Skylar’s life.  They also weigh in on the disturbing news of human trafficking and discuss what every parent needs to know.  Gretchen Rossi Instagram  @gretchenrossi  Slade Smiley Instagram @sladesmiley     Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram   Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter  Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Money Secrets During A Pandemic!
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Money is a hot topic on practically everyone’s mind during this unprecedented pandemic.  Gretchen and Slade talk to top financial expert, JeanChatzky, to help answer some of your most burning money-related questions.  Jean is a New York Times best-selling author with 11 books including her latest, “Women With Money: The Judgement-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve”.  She’s also the host of her own podcast “Her Money”.  In this episode,  Jean gives important tips and tricks in order to cut corners and save money.  Find out the biggest thing that’s eating your budget and the key things you can do to track your money including some of the best apps.  How much should you be saving and is now a good time to refinance or buy a house?   She’ll also give you advice to keep a good credit score and the secrets to help negotiate bills and fees to keep your costs down.  Plus, if you’re low on cash, should you take money out of your 401K for short term cash and what should you be doing to invest the money you have? Jean shares her big money philosophy and the 5 key points everyone should follow to be financially successful!   Instagram.com/gretchenrossi Instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial Instagram.com/stage29podcasts Twitter.com/stage29podcasts Facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts Hermoney.com Instagram.com/jeanchatzky Twitter.com/JeanChatzky Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Plastic Surgeon To The Stars Reveals the Latest Beauty Trends In Hollywood!
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In this week’s episode of Knot Too Taboo, Gretchen and Slade meet one of the most brilliant women in Hollywood. “Legit supermom,” Gretchen declares of her next guest. Dr. Sheila Nazarian has done it all: plastic surgeon to the stars, business woman, assistant professor at USC, digital influencer, mother of three and now Netflix star. The good doctor bares it all – from talking about her personal journey, arriving in America at seven-years old, to the latest trends in plastic surgery—wait for it: labia surgery tops of the list! She believes the secret to her success is her code of ethics and willingness to turn down a patient if they are not on the same page, as she sees them as walking billboards for her work. Don’t expected to get oversized lips from her. Dr. Nazarian shares her enormous pride in her 12 women strong staff, takes being a role model seriously and credits her spirituality as the linchpin to managing her hectic life.   Whether you live in Hollywood or not and are thinking of getting a little fine tuning—you’ll want to download this fun-filled Knot Too Taboo episode and check out Dr. Nazarian’s new Netflix series, “Skin Decisions: Before & After.” You won’t want to miss either! Instagram.com/gretchenrossi Instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial Instagram.com/stage29podcasts Twitter.com/stage29podcasts Facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
ASK Gretchen & Slade: Babies, Weddings, Sex and More!
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Gretchen and Slade love their dedicated fans and this week they’re answering some of their biggest questions in a special edition of "Ask Gretchen & Slade"!  From sex & marriage to RHOC drama, the happy couple is holding nothing back! How often are they having sex and is everyday too much? Gretchen shares her worst moment on RHOC! Who do they still keep in touch with from the show and how do they feel about the new cast?  Does Gretchen miss being on Housewives and would they ever be on another reality show?  They've been together for over 10 years now, so are wedding bells finally in the near future? Gretchen reveals what it’s like to raise a child during a pandemic and shares if they plan to have another baby or not. Plus, Skylar recently celebrated her one year birthday with a spectacular mermaid-themed party! Wait 'til you hear all the details! Instagram.com/gretchenrossi Instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial Instagram.com/stage29podcasts Twitter.com/stage29podcasts Facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
ACTRESS NICKY WHELAN: SEXY, SELF-CONFIDENT AND SINGLE HOLLYWOOD
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Australian actress and model Nicky Whelan has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Kevin Hart, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis and Owen Wilson. And while the 38-year-old is undeniably a head-turner, she chooses to be single. In this podcast, she gets real about her failed 5-month marriage, why she values traditional values, and doesn’t believe marriage is the end all be all.  She also talks candidly about whether a baby is in her future while Gretchen and Slade open up about their own journey to conceive. How awkward are sex scenes between actors in Hollywood when you are in a relationship? Nicky gets real about that too. Plus, find out why she’s had to spend $10,000 on her dog! Instagram.com/gretchenrossi Instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial Instagram.com/stage29podcasts Twitter.com/stage29podcasts Facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts Instagram.com/nickywhelan Twitter.com/nickywhelan   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Sexy Moms, Cheating Scandals, Money and More!
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Hold on tight, 'cause a former "bad girl" and her "bad-ass" husband are in the house! In today's episode, Gretchen and Slade chat with a celebrity couple who made headlines involving a publicized threesome cheating scandal and are here to talk all about it! TV personality, Natalie Nunn, made her mark on the hit reality show “Bad Girls Club” and recently celebrated her 8-year wedding anniversary with professional football player, Jacob Payne.  The happily married couple reveal their secrets to keeping their marriage going while in the spotlight, the biggest misconceptions about their relationship and what they learned from their stint on “Marriage Bootcamp”, as well as Gretchen and Slade. Plus, should you lend money to your friends and is it wrong to express your sexiness as a Mom on social media or should you keep it PG?  Natalie gets candid about her trust issues with nannies, why Natalie gets up at 5am and the ladies share their best “Mompreneur” advice!   Instagram.com/gretchenrossi Instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial Instagram.com/stage29podcasts Twitter.com/stage29podcasts Facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts Instagram.com/realmissnatalienunn Twitter.com/missnatalienunn Facebook.com/missnatalienunn Twitter.com/mrjacobpayne Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
ASK Gretchen & Slade PLUS “Real Housewives” Behind-The-Scenes Gossip!
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Get ready for some juicy gossip!  In the latest episode of “Knot Too Taboo”, Gretchen and Slade are spilling some serious “Housewives” tea and answering their fan’s most burning questions.  Gretchen reveals the hardest part of seeing herself on TV and why she decided to consult a plastic surgeon after joining RHOC.  The happy couple set the record straight on how RHOC really started, how they made it on the show and dish on Andy Cohen who they say is NOT the creator of the successful franchise. They reveal behind-the-scenes “Housewives” production secrets and explain the full side of the story surrounding Gretchen’s proposal to Slade.  Is Gretchen considering going back to RHOC and what is the status of her relationship with Tamara and Vicky?  Plus, are Slade and Gretchen planning on having another baby and will they ever get married?  Answers to all those questions and more will be revealed!  Instagram.com/gretchenrossi Instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial Instagram.com/stage29podcasts Twitter.com/stage29podcasts Facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Babies & Plastic Surgery Revelations with Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif
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The couple welcome their friend and celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Nassif, from the hit reality show, "Botched" who is expecting a baby girl with his wife, Brittany. Find out why he feels like a happier man and what got him through such a horrible divorce with his ex-wife Adrienne Maloof. Plus, what does his ex say about his relationship with a woman 28 years younger than him and their baby news? Gretchen reveals why she prefers older men and what it was like dating a man 20 years older than her. As a devoted dad to 3 boys, Paul sets the record straight about being fertile and how he feels about having a girl this time around. Gretchen and Slade give him pointers about their own experience raising their girl, Skyler. Plus, in the wake of Covid-19, Paul talks about his plastic surgery business and the precautions he's taking to slowly re-open. The plastic surgeon even shares his own personal experience with plastic surgery and why he decided to be so open about going under the knife. If you got plastic surgery, would you be open about it? He also shares inside scoop on how "Botched" got started and reveals his most shocking plastic surgery stories!  Instagram.com/gretchenrossi Instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial Instagram.com/stage29podcasts Twitter.com/stage29podcasts Facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts Twitter.com/DrPaulNassif Instagram.com/drpaulnassif Facebook.com/DrPaulSNassif Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
How To Overcome Anxiety and Fear Through Hypnosis!
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Given the unsettling state of the world around us, are you dealing with unwanted fear and anxiety? On today's episode, Gretchen and Slade step outside of their comfort zone and get hypnotized by world-renowned celebrity hypnotherapist Kimberly Friedmutter, whose known for treating A-list actors such as Sharon Stone and David Hasselhoff. The former Victoria's Secret model is the author of “Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind To Create The Life You’ve Always Wanted.” Gretchen confronts her past self-esteem issues and admits it forced her to consider plastic surgery. She reveals her self-proclaimed anxiety issues and calls out Slade for his extra baby weight from Skylar. But, what exactly is hypnotherapy and how can it help you overcome certain issues? Does it really work? As an intense observer of human behavior, Kimberly conducts her "root boot" hypnotherapy and uncovers an emotional revelation that leaves Gretchen in tears. It's a revealing episode on how to live the life you've always wanted! instagram.com/gretchenrossi instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial instagram.com/stage29podcasts twitter.com/stage29podcasts facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts   facebook.com/KimberlyFriedmutterAuthor instagram.com/kimfriedmutter twitter.com/KimFriedmutter kimberlyfriedmutter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Race: A Tough Topic to Tackle
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The recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abery and George Floyd, the unarmed black man who tragically died while a police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, have all sparked outrage igniting uncomfortable conversations about race, justice, and politics. People across the country are confused about how to be supportive during these turbulent times. Discussing racial inequality can be difficult, but the conversations are critical. On today's episode, Grammy Award winner and Contemporary Christian Music Recording Artist, Mandisa, joins Gretchen and Slade for a raw and honest open dialogue to help shed light on this topic.  Why is it so hard for people to talk about racial inequality and what do you say if you're scared you're going to say the wrong thing? What is the real difference between ALL lives matter versus Black Lives Matter and how can people be supportive without being offensive? Plus, if you don't say anything at all, are you not being supportive? When all is said and done, what are the things you can do to create change and how long will this conversation stay alive? Mandisa helps break down answers to all those questions and more with her real-life experiences and personal opinions. It's a powerful and insightful episode that comes straight from the heart as an effort to educate and evoke change for the better. Mandisa is a voice of encouragement who speaks truth and recently debuted her new single, “You Keep Hope Alive”, which is an important and timely message. https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi https://www.instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts   http://mandisaofficial.com https://www.instagram.com/mandisaofficial https://twitter.com/mandisaofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
How To Become A Bad-Ass Businesswoman, Life After Marriage & Divorce, Co-Parenting and More With "Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles" Star Tracy Tutor!
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On today's episode, Gretchen & Slade come full circle in the real estate world as they welcome Tracy Tutor, the first-ever female to star on the hit reality show "Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles". From waiting tables to becoming a bad-ass mogul in a tough business to starring on a successful reality show, the single Mother of 2 dishes on everything from her favorite co-stars, the juicy behind-the-scenes moments that didn't air, how the real drama lies with her male co-stars and how her insecurities almost prevented her from joining the show.  Tracy holds nothing back and sets the record straight on how reality TV was not the reason for her divorce and why she thinks marriage should be a lease. Despite a public break up from her ex-husband, Tracy admits she's having lots of fun dating as a single woman and hasn't ruled out the idea of getting married again. As a hard-working Mom, she gives Gretchen & Slade parenting advice on the toughest years raising her daughters, her current co-parenting experience and what it's really like to be called a “hot mom.” Tracy is also the author of a new book called, "Fear Is Just A Four-Letter Word: How To Develop The Unstoppable Confidence To Own Any Room”. She gives essential tips to help women stand out in business and teach them how showing vulnerability is just one of the things that's made her successful. Slade gets in touch with his feminine side, while the ladies chat about what it means to fight like a girl, why women's intuitions are better than a man's and why Tracy embraces being called a bitch!  https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi https://www.instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial   https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts https://twitter.com/thetracytutor https://www.instagram.com/tracytutor https://www.facebook.com/tracytutorofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Sex, Love & Intimacy with Sexologist Shan Boodram
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Gretchen and Slade talk sex, love and intimacy with a certified sexologist and bestselling author whose science-based and steamy approach to intimacy has been described as Dr. Ruth meets Rhianna, Shan Boodram. Score secrets to deep intimacy and a fun, flirtatious vibrant sex life in this episode and learn why orgasms are as essential to health as diet and exercise. Shan reveals the wildest sex questions she’s answered on her new Quibi show “Sexology with Shan Boodram” and explains how sexologists are trained to be comfortable with even the most outrageous kinks. She answers Gretchen and Slade’s most pressing sex questions – from sex after baby to foreplay to “morning wood” to open relationships– no subject is too taboo! Plus, Shan opens up about her own sexuality, how she felt thrown into the fire as a teen, the trauma of sexual assault and how she healed. Gretchen shares how her Christian upbringing led to feelings of shame and guilt with sex, as she talks about her first time and how she and Slade are called “fornicators” on social media. This episode will help you understand how to cultivate connections and invite the kind of love you deserve into your life. https://www.shanboodram.com https://linktr.ee/shanboody https://www.instagram.com/shanboody/ https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Men, Mistakes & Mending Deep Wounds with “Vanderpump Rules” Star Kristen Doute
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“Vanderpump Rules” star, clothing designer and now author Kristen Doute opens up to Gretchen and Slade in an interview that’s real, raw and vulnerable as she shares the stories of her life and her new book “He’s Making You Crazy: How to Get the Guy, Get Even, and Get Over It”. Kristen admits she “acted pretty f-ing crazy” on “Vanderpump Rules” and owns her insecurities and mistakes. Find out what she regrets about Tom and Jax and the true reason her relationship ended with Carter. Hear about Kristen’s threesome attempts, what really went down with Stassi and Katie, and why she never thought “Vanderpump Rules” would go past the first season. But this episode isn’t just a reality TV gossip fest, for the first time, Kristen reveals the trauma and abuse she’s endured and how it shaped her as a young woman. Learn what motivated her to finally share her painful secret and how she’s healing. Then, Kristen shares how her new boyfriend, Alex Menache, is helping her grow and redefine love. Kristen’s honesty, courage and self-awareness will challenge you to do some self-reflection. If you think you know everything about Kristen Doute…think again.  https://www.instagram.com/kristendoute https://twitter.com/kristendoute https://www.amazon.com/Hes-Making-You-Crazy-Even/dp/1641603798   https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Hot Peppers, Hot Sex & Hot Marriage Tips from “Lucifer” Star Kevin Alejandro and Leslie Alejandro
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The conversation heats up when Netflix’s “Lucifer” Star Kevin Alejandro and his wife and producing partner Leslie Alejandro talk hot peppers, hot sex and hot marriage tips with Gretchen and Slade! The couples get real about cheating, complacency and communication marriage, revealing valuable advice for building trust and keeping the spark alive through decades together and the quarantine challenges. Fans of “Lucifer will score a major tease for the upcoming season! Plus, Kevin reveals why the crew probably thinks he’s “crazy”. Hear how he’s growing as an actor and director and how each role fills different creative expressions. Then, Kevin and Leslie talk about their new short film “Adult Night” which finds married, new parents at a swingers party! Find out why Gretchen suspects she and Slade could wind up in that scenario! Discover what Leslie thinks about Kevin’s on-screen chemistry with co-star Lesley-Ann Brandt and the one rule she has for all of his roles. Kevin and Leslie share their real love story with Gretchen and Slade, which includes getting engaged after only a month of dating in a bar in Austin, Texas. It’s a tale that will make you laugh, cry and believe in love at first sight! Plus, a game of “Knot So Newlywed” gets steamy! Find out who had sex in a Victoria’s Secret dressing room, who got frisky in a jazz club and who had a charity race car rocking while helicopters circled overhead! Finally, Gretchen and Slade ask a question that’s “too taboo”!   https://www.instagram.com/kevinmalejandro/ https://twitter.com/kevinmalejandro https://www.instagram.com/lesliealejandro/ https://twitter.com/lesliealejandro https://www.alejandrofilms.com/ https://www.instagram.com/AlejandroFilms_/ https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Country Singer Songwriter Jordan Davis: Music Misconceptions, Parenting Problems & Doing What You Love
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On today’s episode, Gretchen and Slade chat it up with Jordan Davis, a multi-platinum country music singer/songwriter with back-to-back #1 hits on the Country Music billboard charts, including his debut song “Single You Up” and “Take It From Me.” His debut album has more than a billion streams worldwide and he’s also nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s Best New Male Artist!    The Nashville star gets real about his rise to fame, what he risked in order to pursue his music and the pivotal moment he almost gave up. He reveals how he deals with taboo topics like religion and politics in his music and what he thinks are the biggest misconceptions about traditional country music. You’ll hear how he met and fell for his wife and how they're able to make their marriage work as a lawyer and musician team. In addition to his music career and being a husband, he’s a new Dad and shares how Fatherhood has changed him and the way he communicates with his wife who has helped him balance his time between work and family, which he finds difficult. Plus, Gretchen talks Nanny drama and the hard lessons she and Slade have learned in finding and keeping the right one, why she kicked a stripper off stage, and how you know your partner is “the one”! It’s an episode you don’t want to miss!  https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/sladesmileyofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=3BB684DC-4D94-438A-84EE-4E55C106CD82&hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts   https://www.jordandavisofficial.com https://www.instagram.com/jordandavisofficial/ https://twitter.com/JordanCWDavis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLEhUvVUBhH8Q9Mx6Bz3BQA/featured https://music.apple.com/artist/jordan-davis/1240921740 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
Quarantine Cocktails with Gretchen & Slade
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What do you get when you mix lime, juice, tequila and “Knot Too Taboo” topics – a podcast episode that’s sexy, funny, and unfiltered! Gretchen and Slade update us on life in quarantine in the COVID19 pandemic and their biggest pet peeves. Hear what’s keeping Gretchen up at night, why she’s grateful for Slade, and the most romantic gesture he’s done for her. Gretchen and Slade reveal intimate details of their sex life and they’re steamy! Plus, Gretchen delivers her take on the new season of Real Housewives Beverly Hills! Find out why she’s excited Garcelle Beauvais joined the cast and what she really thinks about the Brandi and Denise drama! Does Brandi have receipts? From plastic surgery to parenthood, from secret same-sex affairs to threesomes to Charlie Sheen…no topic is “too taboo” today! https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Actor & Comedian Alec Mapa: Fatherhood, Family & Celebrity
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Gretchen and Slade share behind-the-scene drama and secrets of their time on RHOC and expose the real reason for leaving the popular reality show. Actor and comedian Alec Mapa chats it up with Gretchen and Slade about his journey to adopt a 5-year-old boy with his husband 11 years ago and how he’s juggled the different stages of parenthood over the years. No subject is off limits. Alec gets candid about what it means to have a "pansexual" child and how he deals with other parents who judge him. He explains the biggest difference between gay versus straight parents, and why he thinks his unconventional family is no different than anyone else's. From sex to astrology to famous co-stars, Alec shares his insider scoop of working with some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities over the years. It's a laugh-out-loud episode and an important reminder for people understand it's ok to live outside the norm and overcome stereotypes.  https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ https://www.instagram.com/alecmapa/ https://twitter.com/AlecMapa https://www.facebook.com/Alec-Mapa-240559009361235/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
Dreams: Sexy, Bizarre and Vivid With Kelly Sullivan Walden
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Gretchen has had vivid dreams all her life and can remember them with almost total recall. Some of her dreams are bizarre and seem out of this world. There have even been times when Gretchen’s dream foretold a future event, like an earthquake. But why does she have dreams about hooking up with Scott Disick? Turns out, as strange as it sounds, intimate or sexy dreams about people you’re not physically attracted to are totally normal! But what do they mean? What can our dreams reveal about ourselves and can they really be prophetic? What if you have difficulty remembering your dreams, like Slade, who ironically, has a much-coveted ability to have lucid dreams? Can you do something to help remember your dreams? And what’s the difference between a vivid dream and a lucid dream? It turns out there’s a huge difference. We are so excited to sit down with a dream expert with over 10 books under her belt, who most recently penned, “It’s All In Your Dreams”, Kelly Sullivan Walden. Kelly uses her knowledge and insight to help us define, interpret and remember our dreams with her S-A-D-D-L-E method. We know you’ll learn something fascinating and new about what goes on in your dreams after listening to this episode. https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
The Real Truth Behind Reality TV with “Vanderpump Rules” Star Scheana Shay
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Anyone who’s watched reality television, knows the episodes are heavily edited, but do you know just how much? “Vanderpump Rules” star and host of the podcast “Sheananigans with Scheana Shay” joins Gretchen and Slade to reveal the truth about reality TV. Hear the behind-the-scenes secrets of how hours of footage are cut down to mere minutes, how text messages are twisted, and characters are created. Find out what’s been left on the cutting room floor of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and “Vanderpump Rules” and how often Scheana, Stassi, and the gang work at SUR. Nothing is “Too Taboo”! Then, Scheana opens up about what she’s learned from her past relationships with Mike, Robert and Adam and admits she may have been “boy crazy” after all! Hear how she finally found true love with boyfriend Brock Davies and the sweet moment she knew he was the one! How do you stay true to yourself no matter the situation? Gretchen, Slade and Scheana share their tips for knowing your worth and maintaining authenticity in the face of criticism.   https://www.instagram.com/scheana/?hl=en https://twitter.com/scheana https://www.podcastone.com/scheananigans-with-scheana-shay https://www.bravotv.com/people/scheana-marie   https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
How to Get Your Sleep, Sanity and Sex Life Back!
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How did Slade end up in Gretchen’s fuzzy bathrobe? Why did she “body-check” him in the middle of the night? This couple has some wild, sleep-deprived moments! Plus, Slade reveals Gretchen’s secret to falling back to sleep…and she’s horrified! Thankfully, Certified Child and Family Sleep Consultant Jenni June is back to break down the pros and cons on the top sleep training methods and bust the biggest myths about your baby’s sleep. Jenni delivers science-backed tips to help baby Skylar learn to sleep independently and she reveals the four things every baby needs to sleep soundly. Find out how to get your baby past the “cry it out” phase and get your sleep, sanity and sex life back! https://jennijune.com https://www.instagram.com/jennijunellc/ https://twitter.com/JenniJuneLLC https://www.facebook.com/JenniJuneSleepCoach   https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Celeb Psychic: Secrets from the Other Side
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America’s top psychic and star of E! Network’s “Meet the Frasers”, Matt Fraser, drops a major bombshell from the other side for Gretchen and Slade! What does it mean for their family? How will they respond to what the dearly departed have to say to them? Download and listen to find out! You’ll also hear how Matt discovered his gift, why he feared it and how he finally came to terms with his psychic abilities. You’ll learn how psychics work and how to interpret their readings. Then, Gretchen reveals she has some strange visions and dreams of her own! Does Matt think she has a gift? Plus, hear why chipped nail polish and pets in the bedroom are turn-offs and Dr. Pimple Popper is a turn-on?! It’s “Knot Too Taboo”!  https://meetmattfraser.com https://www.instagram.com/MeetMattFraser/ https://twitter.com/MeetMattFraser https://www.facebook.com/Meetmattfraser/ https://www.instagram.com/meetthefrasers/ https://twitter.com/MeetTheFrasers https://www.eonline.com/shows/meet_the_frasers   https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/              Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
Coronavirus - Parents In A Pandemic: Donna Tetreault
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It seems everyday we’re waking up to more frightening headlines, more closures and new rules for social distancing as the coronavirus, COVID-19, sweeps the globe. Things as simple as getting baby food and diapers for Skylar have become daunting tasks met with empty store shelves and panicked shoppers. Parents’ roles have drastically changed and now they’re working from home while caring for their kids and trying to continue their children’s education. What can parents do to ease their kid’s anxiety? How do kids keep social distance but still be able to socialize with their friends?  Today we’re getting some real answers from Parenting Expert, Journalist and former teacher, Donna Tetreault. She’s Dr. Phil’s go-to parenting expert who has some tangible information about how to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus, how to get creative about teaching and how to ease their anxieties. In spite of all the gloom and doom out there right now, Donna says there are positive, wonderful lessons to be learned about community, compassion, communication and teaching kids to be resilient! We hope you feel more positive and inspired after listening to our conversation with Donna! https://www.instagram.com/knottootaboo_podcast/ https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://twitter.com/knottootaboo http://bit.ly/39LRVY1 Twitter/ Instagram  @stage29podcasts Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
How Not To Be The Worst Parent On Your Block!
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Today we’re joined by PhD, Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of the book, The Power Of Showing Up. We share the parenting mistakes we endured as kids and how Slade was caught in the middle of his feuding parents and how we’re embracing a different kind of parenting style for baby Skylar. Gretchen shares how she kept a diary of all the things she would never do to her daughter! There are so many ways to raise your child; helicopter parenting, snow-plow parenting and puddle parenting but could these styles be the cause of the increase in mental illness in children? Tina says she believes secure attachment parenting builds emotionally resilient and strong children. We reveal a fight Gretchen had with a Real Housewives mom who’s child reached out and expressed some mental health concerns. Tina says it’s never too late to show up for your kids and shares her four S plan for creating resilience! Also, we’ll set the record straight about the latest nasty rumor in the media about us! https://www.instagram.com/knottootaboo_podcast/  https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://twitter.com/knottootaboo http://bit.ly/39LRVY1 Twitter/ Instagram @stage29podcasts Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
A Baby Milestone, A Basketball Legend, & Bullying in the Trans Community
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Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley reveal a major milestone for their baby girl, Skylar, and share their thoughts on the heartbreaking memorial of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. “Pose” Star Hailie Sahar tackles topics some say are too taboo – from her religious upbringing to revealing her transgender identity to posing in Playboy! Find out what it’s like to work with Ryan Murphy and the one person who’s Hailie’s biggest fan. Plus, Gretchen and Slade take a stand for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, who are dealing with social media bullying and backlash for loving their 12-year-old transgender daughter, Zaya. It’s a powerful lesson in parenting when your child’s true identity differs from your expectations. https://www.instagram.com/knottootaboo_podcast/  https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://twitter.com/knottootaboo http://bit.ly/39LRVY1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Sleepless Nights & Real Housewives Rumors
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Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley launch their podcast and no subject is taboo! Hear about their relationship, the joys and challenges of parenting their baby girl, Skylar, and what really went down on Real Housewives of Orange County! Will Gretchen call a truce with Tamra? Then does Certified Child & Family Sleep Consultant, Jennifer Metter of “Jenni June” have the sleep secrets these parents need to keep Skylar slumbering through the night, save their sanity and their sex life? You’ll pick up some tangible tips for yourself and your little ones while you listen! https://www.instagram.com/knottootaboo_podcast/  https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrossi/?hl=en https://twitter.com/knottootaboo http://bit.ly/39LRVY1 Slade Smiley Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
Coming Soon!
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Gretchen and Slade had 10 years of romantic bliss before they welcomed their miracle baby, Skylar. Now that she’s made her debut, everything in their life has changed! Gretchen and Slade’s daily “crazy” involves balancing parenthood, relationships, and career, while dealing with sleep deprivation, a messy house, diaper changes, bottles, and baby spit-up. They’ll talk about it all, plus sex, money, in-laws, and celebrities on their podcast! Nothing is too taboo to be discussed with Gretchen and Slade who are “knot” married but offer “marginal advice” on stuff they’re dealing with on the daily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020