Calm Down with Erin and Charissa

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Calm Down With Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson is all about the conversations you would have with your friends when you think others aren't listening. It's like a text chain put into a podcast. This is the place where Erin and Charissa get real, and no subject is off limits. It’s a “pull back the curtain” look into their lives, while they also ask questions about everyone else’s. Get ready for unfiltered conversations between two girlfriends about life, gossip, sports, and pretty much every random topic that needs to be dissected. Get ready to Calm Down with Erin and Charissa.

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Episode 48: Talkin' Trash To Tom Brady with Cam Jordan
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Saints DE Cam Jordan is this week's guest on the Calm Down podcast and Erin and Charissa could hardly wait to talk to one of their favorite players! Listen as Cam describes what it's like to play against some of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, how players actually talk to each other during the game and some of the things he's never done in his 11-year career in the NFL. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 20, 2022
Episode 47: Care or Don't Care with Jay Cutler
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A special guest joins Erin and Charissa on this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast! Former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler stops by to cover a wide range of topics from the upcoming NFL playoffs, how players feel about the media and what's the proper window for texting someone back? But first, Erin addresses a "controversy" she somehow found herself in and officially sets the record straight! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 13, 2022
Episode 46: A Shocking Start to 2022
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On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa catch up after the holidays as they share stories about their time away that include a rather surprising gift that Erin received from her dad. But first, they talk football as the season nears its end and are you in or out on acupuncture?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 06, 2022
Episode 45: Best of 2021
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On this episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa share some of their favorite moments from the podcast this year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 30, 2021
Episode 44: Are You One Spritz or Two?
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We all make mistakes, just own up to it! On this episode of Calm Down, Erin starts by sharing a behind-the-scenes look at dealing with an on-air flub and addressing the critics. A very special guest joins the show to reminisce about holiday memories, a potential Christmas home invasion and smoking cigarettes in the 3rd grade?! Put on your best perfume for this one as we wish everyone Happy Holiday's from all of us at Calm Down! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 23, 2021
Episode 43: Dinged-Out at the Airport
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On this episode, Erin and Charissa talk about social media sneak attacks and Charissa’s pet peeve at the airport. They share some helpful tips on buying gifts for your loved ones and you'll find out why Erin is shocked Charissa still hasn't crossed this item off her to-do list. Listen as the mysteries thicken on this episode of Calm Down with Erin and Charissa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 16, 2021
Episode 42: Drinking Wine With Cameron Diaz & Katherine Power
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Erin and Charissa are the ones who need to CALM DOWN after welcoming in some special guests on this week's episode. Actress Cameron Diaz and entrepreneur superstar Katherine Power join the ladies to discuss launching their wine company Avaline, running a company with your best friend and why this Pinot Noir pairs well with fading sunlight and your favorite song. Stick around to find out if Cameron goes back and watches her own movies!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 09, 2021
Episode 41: Ruining Towels & Gifts Gone Wrong!
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On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa have a post-Thanksgiving catchup. They talk a little football, and Charissa continues her “Questions, Comments and Concerns” segment incorporating some listener feedback. Later in the episode, the ladies talk about some unfortunate childhood memories and Charissa shares the details of a gift for Erin that went terribly awry! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 02, 2021
Episode 40: A Breakfast for Champions and Picking Up After Your Dog
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Oh boy, this episode gets a little messy! Erin and Charissa share their fear of becoming the talk of the neighborhood. Plus, Erin thinks she needs to make adjustments to her eating habits only to be surprised by what Charissa has been eating for breakfast. Later in the episode, Charissa teaches Erin a new trick on Instagram! A very grateful and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 25, 2021
Episode 39: Keep Up!
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It’s a sweaty start to this week’s episode of Calm Down. Charissa finds herself in the middle of a social media snafu that we’ve all had to deal with in some form or fashion, while Erin discovers a reoccurring issue that she needs help solving. Fawning over Adele and an unfortunate slip on live TV, this one’s got it all!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 18, 2021
Episode 38: Warning! Don’t Share Pens with Erin
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Lately, when you get Erin and Charissa together to talk on the podcast, nothing is out of bounds! Erin sums it up best on this episode, “we talked about earwax, we talked about earplugs, sleeping naked with your girlfriend, sharing deodorant, the gynecologist, std’s, one night stands…” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 11, 2021
Episode 37: Let’s Clean Up this Mess!
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Well then… Even we didn’t think we’d end up going there on this episode! A spilled cup of soup starts us off, and then a seemingly innocent story about a neti pot quickly steers Charissa into uncharted waters! Thanks to the ladies' quick thinking, they are able to correct course as they steer the conversation toward pet peeves like, when it’s time to blow your nose, and should you really be pressing that button again? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 04, 2021
Episode 36: Silencing The Haters & Selling Cigarettes with Pat McAfee
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The ladies asked and the universe answered! Former NFL punter and current media superstar Pat McAfee joins this episode to talk about being teammates with Peyton Manning, navigating the media landscape after the NFL and some “interesting” businesses he ran as a kid. You’ll also want to hear why Erin was left with no other choice than getting up and moving to the other room. (PS: Anyone have a plane we can borrow?!)  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 28, 2021
Episode 35: Relationship Advice, How to Act on an Airplane and Dak Prescott is Having an MVP Year
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Believe it or not, there was a plan for this episode, but Erin and Charissa wad up the script from the get-go, toss it away and scurry down the path toward understanding. From relationships to the idiosyncrasies of fellow travelers, they seek to explore some of life’s greatest mysteries on this episode of the Calm Down podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 21, 2021
Episode 34: T’s & P’s & Bodysuit Struggles
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On this week’s episode, Erin has a wild week on the road and Charissa shares her experience with a wardrobe malfunction. Plus, the ladies have a new favorite phrase and let’s just say… Well you’ll have to find out! Sit back, listen and CALM DOWN.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 14, 2021
Episode 33: The Return of Charissa & the Horrors of Public Bathrooms
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Charissa is back, and wow she has got a story to tell! Tune in to this week’s episode of the Calm Down podcast as 2 different trips to the hospital and sprinting to the bathroom doesn’t even begin to cover everything that goes down. So join them and become submerged in something serious and hilarious all in the same hour. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 07, 2021
Episode 32: Stories from the Sidelines & Double Standards with Melissa Stark
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With Charissa out this week, Erin flies solo when she talks about her experience covering the Buccaneers vs Rams in LA and what that electric atmosphere was like. She welcomes in a special guest and mentor Melissa Stark to get perspective on how the media landscape has changed, working alongside a legend like John Madden and the double standards of being a women in a male dominated industry.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 30, 2021
Episode 31: “If You Leave the Door Open, We’re Comin’ In” with Peter Schrager
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This week the ladies welcome their friend and NFL reporter Peter Schrager onto the show to discuss the NFL season… Right? Not so fast! A laidback night out to dinner quickly turns into an unforgettable evening when a door is left open.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2021
Episode 30: What’s That Smell?
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Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and on this episode of “Calm Down” you’re in for another wild ride! Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for an emergency outfit situation, forgetting to wear deodorant and answering life’s questions like: Is it okay to share a toothbrush with a significant other? Huddle-up for a good time, but maybe not too close…Is that you who smells? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
Episode 29: Back To Work! The Return of Football Season
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It's here! Now that football season is in full swing, Erin and Charissa reminisce about some of their favorite "in the moment" moments from working the games. And later, Erin and Charissa play a fun 5-question lighting round of "Know Your Co-host". So join in on the fun and games in this episode of the Calm Down podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2021
Episode 28: Remembering The Good 'Ol Days
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Tailgaitin' season is officially back and on this episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about their days in college. From attending rivalry games as students to covering them as reporters you'll find out what a "Hurricane" is and which historical upset one of the ladies witnessed live. Plus, some very exciting news you don't want to miss and can find at calmdownpod.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 02, 2021
Episode 27: Outside the Lines with Jalen Rose
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On this episode of the Calm Down Podcast, join Erin and Charissa as they welcome special guest Jalen Rose to the show to discuss the legacy of the “Fab Five”, his podcast, “Renaissance Man” and the struggle to stay creative. But first, Jalen reveals something to the ladies that he hasn’t told anyone until now!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2021
Episode 26: High Risk Returner & Dog Problems
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It’s a wild and wooly ride on this week’s episode of the Calm Down podcast! Erin and Charissa start by getting personal, then go completely off script - winding their way through a conversation that begins with critiquing tv shows and ultimately ends with the two discussing their behavior on the internet and addressing their own critics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
Episode 25: Cheat Day, Hangover Foods and Keeping It Real
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On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa answer some of your questions: Do’s & Don’t’s for planning a wedding, favorite cheat day foods and the art of a great interview. But first, one of the ladies opens up and shares a personal update about struggle in her life that many can relate to.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2021
Episode 24: Charissa Exits Stage Left
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This week on Calm Down with Erin and Charissa, the ladies are holed up in Arizona along with their Fox Sports colleagues doing some team building! They discuss their excitement for the upcoming NFL season, and find out why Charissa leaves mid-show and which special guest she leaves behind as her replacement!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 05, 2021
Episode 23: Matt Damon
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This week on the Calm Down podcast, Matt Damon joins Erin and Charissa! Listen as they discuss looking forward to getting back out to see live entertainment, getting made fun of constantly by your kid, Matt's new movie, "Stillwater" and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2021
Episode 22: Today's Preparation...
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In this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa explore the possibilities of the upcoming football season, but first, Erin tells the tale of a rather dangerous crispy chicken sandie! They also reveal a wonderful surprise in store for everyone next week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2021
Episode 21: The Entrepreneurial Spirit with Alli Webb
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This week on the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa begin to realize that football season is fast-approaching. So for the sake of trying to eke out the last of the joys of summer, Charissa continues down the path of self-care by disappearing from social media for a spell while Erin has now slid into a late vacation bliss. Alli Webb also joins the show to talk about her Dry Bar success, keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive, the importance of maintaining a healthy love life and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 15, 2021
Episode 20: Overcoming Obstacles with Nicole Lynn
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This week on the Calm Down podcast, join Erin and Charissa as they sit down with NFL agent Nicole Lynn, fresh off writing her new book, “Agent You: Show Up, Do the Work, and Succeed on Your Own Terms” to talk about the push and pull of trying to retain your individuality as a woman in a traditionally male profession while also trying to fit in. But first, they catch up with each other after the festivities from the July 4th weekend and discover why Erin seriously needs to CALM DOWN. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 08, 2021
Episode 19: Summer Vacation with Erin and Charissa
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Erin and Charissa are back from their (separate) trips to Mexico, and while the memories are fresh on their mind, they take the opportunity to recount some of the idiosyncrasies of their travel partners, and of traveling in general. From charging up the stairs to gain an advantage in the customs line, to observations of the airport as a microcosm of all that is human behavior, join Erin and Charissa on a trip down holiday road in this episode of the Calm Down Podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2021
Episode 18: Rediscovering Your Path with Lori Locust
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In this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin shares an untold story with Charissa about a lost "item" that's discovered months later and the result was a bit surprising to say the least. Plus, they welcome the venerable Coach Lori Locust to the show to discuss the road she took to make it to the top level of her sport, detours and all! Listen as they talk about being a woman in football, the best part of being a coach in the NFL, making your dreams come true, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 24, 2021
Episode 17: What’s Up Daddy-O? with Steve Andrews and Scotty Thompson
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For a special Father’s Day edition of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa welcome their dads to the show to discuss their favorite moments from their daughter’s careers so far, the difficulties that come with seeing your child have to battle against all the naysayers, the games they wished they’d been at and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 17, 2021
Episode 16: Getting Down to Business
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In this episode of the Calm Down podcast, listen as Erin and Charissa talk about their experiences starting up businesses amid their busy lives and discuss some of the challenges that come along with getting outside of your comfort zone to try and get something going for yourself. Later in the show, they answer some of your questions about the daily grind! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 10, 2021
Episode 15: I’ll Be There for You with Dr. Caroline Leaf
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Friends! We now have the reunion from the popular TV show, but we also need good ones in real life too! On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa naturally discuss the "Friends" reunion, but they also talk about the importance of having friends around not just during the highs, but especially for the lows that will inevitably come in life. Also in this episode, communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf provides a glimpse into some of the techniques you will find in her new book, “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess” that can help you make better sense of everything going on around you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 03, 2021
Episode 14: Vision Boarding with Heather McMahan
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After catching up for the week, Erin and Charissa welcome comedian, actor and fellow podcaster Heather McMahan to the show to discuss philosophies about food, life’s curveballs, Super Bowl antics and much, much more in a whirlwind conversation that will leave you wanting more!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 27, 2021
Episode 13: Erin the Tattletale & Charissa Gets in Trouble
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On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa catch up for the week, and then go back in time to when they were a couple of little rascals. Erin talks about the time her parents tried to scare her straight, and Charissa shares a story about how a friend had an unfortunate meeting with a flight of stairs. And for the grand finale, they play a fun round of “2 Truths and a Lie”! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 20, 2021
Episode 12: Career Tides
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Charissa talks about the time Tom Brady whispered softly into Larry David’s ear in a hotel elevator, and later Erin unearths a near disastrous moment on the sidelines as the two share stories about the early days of their careers, and the struggles that come with trying to make it in sports television.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 13, 2021
Episode 11: Fashion Flashback with The Ryaens
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Have you ever had one those moments when you look back at photos of yourself from years gone by and try to answer that fundamental question, “wtf”. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa welcome back Ryen Russillo and Ryan Randall, affectionately known as “The Ryaens” to take a trip down memory lane and talk about some of their best, worst looks from yesteryear. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 06, 2021
Episode 10: All the Colors with Brian Baumgartner
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Erin and Charissa reminisce about past jobs before entering the sports world, like a tanning salon that might not have actually been a tanning salon, or how Erin became a "lifeguard" one summer.  Later, they invite Brian Baumgartner on to discuss “The Office Deep Dive” podcast, the big mistake he made at the Emmy's, his color-coded preference when it comes to drinking and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 29, 2021
Episode 9: Getting Khalil Mack’d While Walking Howie and Interviewing Jas Leverette
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Are you a dog lover? Of course you are and we have the perfect episode for you! Erin and Charissa share their affinity for our furry friends by telling stories from childhood all the way to becoming full grown 'dog moms'. Have the tissues ready! Plus, dog training expert Jas Leverette joins the show and tells you the biggest mistake you've been making with your canine.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 22, 2021
Episode 8: Listeners Live
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On this episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa welcome a few listeners to the show and answer their questions centered around career advice. Stay plugged into the Calm Down pipeline for information on how you can join EA and CT on the podcast for future conversations by checking us out on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.instagram.com/calmdownpodcast/ https://twitter.com/calmdownpodcast Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 15, 2021
Episode 7: EA & CT Answer Your Questions Plus Dr. Oz!
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There is no place like...where you are right now, listening to the Calm Down podcast with Erin and Charissa! This week, they welcome the venerable Dr. Oz to the show to talk relationships, Oprah, Jeopardy and more. But first, Erin and Charissa answer some of your questions where they reveal if nice guys really finish last. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 08, 2021
Episode 6: Popaholics Anonymous with Dr. Sandra Lee
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The pimple-popping craze is sweeping the globe and Erin is hooked! Charissa? Not so much, but she’s coming around. The Calm Down crew welcome dermatologist and queen pimple-popper Dr. Sandra Lee to the podcast to talk about the popahilocs phenomenon and why people just can’t seem to look away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 01, 2021
Episode 5: Erin Goes Full-On Fangirl with Jonathan Knight
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Erin and Charissa have the right stuff for all you who just can’t seem to calm it down as they hang tough with 80’s teenage heartthrob, New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight and his friend, designer Kristina Crestin as they discuss their new HGTV show “Farmhouse Fixer”. Are you down? If so, just click, click, click, hold on and take it step by step while listening to this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 25, 2021
Episode 4: Drinking Azaleas and Making Cameos with Steven Galanis
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Erin and Charissa welcome Cameo co-founder and CEO Steven Galanis to the podcast to talk about the explosion of the platform that allows fans to make a personal connection with their favorite pop culture personalities. But first, they talk about the happenings down in “Tompa" Bay and the curious activity of drinking plants? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 18, 2021
Episode 3: Are You Actually Friends?
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On this go-round of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa talk it out amongst themselves as they reflect on Tiger Woods’ crash, The Golden Globes and other recent events. Pack your bags, roll-up pillows…whatever you need, and join Erin and Charissa as they take a trip down memory lane; all the way back to the beginnings of their friendship. And in the process, Charissa discovers some things about Erin that she never knew.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 04, 2021
Episode 2: Stories From The Road While Covering The NFL
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Still riding high off their debut podcast, Erin and Charissa share some surprising stories from their careers and what it is really like to cover the NFL on the road. They welcome in their friends, hairstylist Ryan Randall and sports personality Ryen Russillo to the show to discuss the ex-Royals, DMing and the thrills of being catfished in a segment they call “The 2 Rya(e)ns". The ladies also introduce Jen Green in a segment they call “Jen not Jenn”, as she brings them up to speed on everything they might have missed on the internet including an unexpected bathroom visitor in Alaska and a courtroom Zoom meeting gone wrong! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 25, 2021
Episode 1: Kevin Hart
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On the first episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa share why they finally decided to start their own podcast. Plus, they take the “go big or go home” adage to heart (pun intended!) by welcoming their first guest, Kevin Hart to the podcast. Listen as they discuss the pros and cons of sleeping in the nude, the ever-changing tides of life, finding balance, “Yellowstone” and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 17, 2021
Introducing: Calm Down with Erin and Charissa
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Calm Down With Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson is all about the conversations you would have with your friends when you think others aren't listening. It's like a text chain put into a podcast. This is the place where Erin and Charissa get real, and no subject is off limits. It’s a “pull back the curtain” look into their lives, while they also ask questions about everyone else’s. Get ready for unfiltered conversations between two girlfriends about life, gossip, sports, and pretty much every random topic that needs to be dissected. Get ready to Calm Down with Erin and Charissa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 08, 2021