Life of the Party show

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 and the features staff of the Tampa Bay Times.

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 How to make friends as an adult | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:50

When podcast producer Kameel Stanley took a job in a new city, she didn't know anyone. She tells us how she went from saying hello to leading a brunch group for dozens of women of color. Plus: Celebrities, we regret your bad tattoos.

 Super Bowl halftime shows of yore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:00

Remember the time Carol Channing sang at the Big Game? We didn't think so. The PartyCast welcomes Sharon Kennedy Wynne to talk about some of the odder performances in history (It's A Small World?) and offer tips for throwing a winning party. Plus: Alanis Morissette has a Broadway musical and Rent Live was not live.

 Drunk pirates, beads and Gasparilla | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:38

The PartyCast goes deep on the Mardi Gras of Tampa Bay with staff historian Christopher Spata. Who is Jose Gaspar? Is he real? Where do all those beads come from (hint, it's China)? Plus: We unpack dueling Fyre Festival documentaries and Jessica Simpson's swollen #10yearchallenge ankle.

 Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:15

The PartyCast welcomes Politifact's Katie Sanders, a devotee of the KonMari method of mellow tidying as we dive into the pros and cons of Netflix's new clean queen. And, Brittany tries to trick Steph into watching TV by dangling lots of musical theater and murder.

 Saying no to party invitations and other resolutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:52

The PartyCast welcomes Michelle Stark to ring in the new year with goals, from RSVPing your way to truth, finding party games that don't involve flip cup and helping out our host friends when they are burning the appetizers. Steph wants to learn to play her banjo and Brittany needs to see the Godfather. Also: We talk Golden Globes and Surviving R. Kelly. Special thanks to James Borchuck for being the producer this week.

 Bite-sized episode 2: Who we would NOT invite to our 2018 party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:11

In a follow up to last week's list of winners, the PartyCast hereby bans these bad actors from the party from Thomas Markle to Roseanne.

 Bite-sized episode 1: Who we would invite to our 2018 party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:38

The PartyCast drops a mini episode for the holidays, creating the ultimate party guest list out of 2018's pop culture winners, from Paddington to Idris Elba. Court of the Queen - Music to Delight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:

 Signs you're watching a Hallmark Christmas movie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:14

Signs you're watching a Hallmark Christmas movie

 Best party anthems of all time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:32

Cue the party bangers. Good time expert Langston Taylor joins the PartyCast to crown songs that get the room moving, from Swag Surfin' to a certain Miley Cyrus number. Also, Payless humiliated influencers and millennials may or may not own can openers. Intense Suspense by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:

 The magazines of our youth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:10

With news that Glamour and Seventeen are going online only, the PartyCast talks throwback magazines, heartthrobs and original poetry submissions with Laura Reiley. Also, Steph is reading Jane Austen and we're cold in Florida.

 It's wartime, a.ka. Black Friday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:44

It's a Very Merry Retail Holiday on the PartyCast. Retail reporter Sara DiNatale decodes Black Friday myths, and we share our retail job horror stories. Plus: OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS!!!

 5 books to never discuss at a party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:22

Book editor Colette Bancroft joins the PartyCast to talk about books that are instant buzzkills, from 50 Shades to Infinite Jest. Plus, a fun party game: Bronte men or Austen men?

 But first, let me take a selfie. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:12

We're talking pictures with photographer Eve Edelheit. She has tips on lighting yourself in the dark, finding the best selfie angles and not being a bad friend at parties. Plus, it's a gossip lightning round with the Spice Girls and Freddie Mercury. (edited)

 Choose your final meal and other ice breakers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:15

Ernest Hooper joins the PartyCast to talk surefire conversation starters. What song was No. 1 when you were 14? What's your favorite cereal? Plus, a Judy Blume classic comes to the screen, and celebrities had weird Halloween costumes.

 Chasing that bourbon unicorn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:53

Mark Puente is an accountability reporter by day, bourbon hunter by night. He tells the PartyCast how he finds rare bourbons. Also, we dissect the lores of Michael Myers and Aziz Ansari.


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