Life of the Party
Summary: Life of the Party is the podcast that teaches you just enough to get by. Party tips, ice breakers and cultural conversation from Stephanie Hayes, Brittany Volk, the staff of the Tampa Bay Times and community experts.
Theme park reporter Sharon Kennedy Wynne joins us for a sneak peek of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, opening at Disney's Hollywood studios. Find out how it's different from Disneyland's version and prepare yourself for the extreme heat. Also: We celebrate love with a celebrity couple roundup and debate the best temperature in the house.
Jen Jacobs joins the PartyCast for a sweet conversation. The owner of Wandering Whisk Bakeshop talks about opening her own store with the help of Kickstarter and what it was like to compete on Holiday Baking Championship. Plus, Miley and Liam have broken up and love is dead.
It's pop quiz time on Life of the Party. Brittany quizzes Steph on her knowledge of fandom group names, from Claymates (easy) to the Victims (harder!). Plus, we revisit Woodstock and ask: are music festivals actually fun?
We welcome Laura Chinn, star and creator of the Pop TV series Florida Girls, to talk about her childhood in Clearwater, hostessing at Winghouse, diversity on TV and the critical acclaim of her show. Plus, Lil Nas X is a record breaker, and we watch the trailer for Cats together.
Get to know the person behind the scenes of Life of the Party. The woman who edits our mumbles and bleeps our curse words, Allison Graves tells us about her favorite diva, the songs she hates the most, and how moving to new cities alone was necessary for her personal growth.
Danielle Ferrari of Valhalla Resale talks about resale, rentals and clothing swaps as a way to shrink your closet and help the world. Plus, Emmy nominations are out, the new 007 is a woman of color and Pottery Barn has Friends furniture.
Get to know the Tampa Bay Times new food critic Helen Freund, who tells us her favorite and most hated foods, what she's binge watching, the most annoying restaurant trends, and whether a hot dog is a sandwich. Plus, we dive into the music industry, Aziz Ansari and the Little Mermaid.
Ernest Hooper joins Life of the Party for a special bite-sized holiday episode to defend one of his favorite patriotic jams this Fourth of July.
Your phone call can wait. Don't put your hands on the art. Yes, you're standing in front of someone. But museums are also a fun place to have a drink and bring the kids (no, really). We welcome Lashonda Curry from the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg to give us a crash course on gallery etiquette. Plus: It's time to retire the term "adulting." And we update you on the legal and personal drama of Britney Spears.
Everyone's favorite celebrity trainer joins us to talk about his heart attack, how he adjusted his own habits after it and how he's spreading the word about heart health. Plus, we ask about his tattoos, what he's doing for Pride and whether or not he's part of The Biggest Loser reboot. Plus: A look back at the history of Grey's Anatomy and a dissection of Taylor Swift's new video.
All That is back on Nickelodeon, and so is Kel Mitchell. He stopped into the Life of the Party studio for a chat about spending time in Florida, the show’s legacy and what it’s like being the adult in the room now. Plus: Justin Bieber is fighting with Tom Cruise?
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talks through the ups and downs of Spoiler Culture in 2019, and we pick the best and worst series finales of all time.
Tampa attorney Erica DiAngelo talks about defeating self doubt and starting her own practice as a young woman in a heavily male field. Plus, Whitney Houston could be back as a hologram and the Spice Girls bus is now an AirBnB.
The actor and writer’s Love in the Sun was filmed for the Hallmark Channel in Tampa Bay. We talk about his years on Days of Our Lives, playing Rachel's doctor on Friends, online dating apps and more. Plus: A deep dive on Kylie Jenner's walnut scrub and the Downton Abbey movie.
This episode is Wicked. The award-winning performer talks being a nice person in show business, remembers Doris Day and tells us why Game of Thrones helps her fall asleep.