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, the staff of the Tampa Bay Times and community experts.

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 Why work-life balance is a lie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:13

We can have it all, just not the way we think. Kristen Hare joins the PartyCast to tell us how to achieve chemistry over balance. Plus, we tell you what Barbra Streisand has to say about Michael Jackson — oof — and explain what, exactly, Apple is doing with your television.

 The college admissions scandal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:06

Oh, Housewives. Business reporter Malena Carollo joins us to recap how Aunt Becky, Lynette Scavo and more were allegedly involved in the college conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Plus: Weird facts about Disney World and a word on the fashions of Aidy Bryant’s Shrill.

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

The PartyCast is taking one week off so we're throwin' it back to one of our first episodes that was popular amongst listeners. Ernest Hooper joins 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.

 The life of an Instagram influencer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:04

Blogger Ayana Lage joins the podcast to take us inside the world of an influencer on Instagram, from working with brands to taking a great photo. Plus, the Jonas Brothers are back together, and we mourn the loss of Luke Perry.

 The idiot’s guide to Disney World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:58

So, you want to go to Disney? Hope you have an advanced degree. Former Disney Mom’s Panel member Wilma Norton joins us to explain everything from Fast Passes to MagicBands, and why you should never buy a bottle of water at Disney. Plus, we recap the Oscars and explain king cake.

 Fact-checking the Oscar movies with PolitiFact | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:36

Sound smart at your Oscars party with help from PolitiFact's Jon Greenberg who fact-checks true story movies Vice, Green Book and BlacKkKlansman. Hint: They're not all very accurate! Also: Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore, celebrity wedding news and Karl Lagerfeld quotes.

 ASMR videos and music you should be listening to | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:15

Jay Cridlin joins the PartyCast to help get us out of a 90s on 9 perma-loop. Plus, we recap the Grammys, review some recent publishing scandals and explore the brain tingling world of ASMR, a.k.a. why Steph liked getting checked for lice in school.

 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

Does everyone in this movie have loose, wavy hair? Are they in a small town? Have they found themselves in some kind of relationship... with a nutcracker? You might be watching a Hallmark or Lifetime Christmas Movie. The PartyCast welcomes Caitlin O'Conner to help diagnose your illness. Also, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations.


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