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Dear Shandy

Sharleen Joynt & Andy Levine

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Dear Shandy is a dating advice podcast where Sharleen Joynt and her husband Andy Levine answer your burning relationship questions. New episodes drop every Thursday, and during Bachelor seasons, recaps drop on Tuesdays! Sharleen and Andy are two fiercely independent people who are skeptical of love stories and don’t believe in fate, soulmates, or The One. So how did they wind up so happily married? They learned the dating lessons by living them. Get no-holds-barred, honest advice from two pe ...
 
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It's Caller Day! Today we're joined by caller Marcela. Marcela struggles between waiting for the light at the end of the long distance relationship tunnel, versus wanting to live life to the fullest as a single and unattached woman. Where's the line between holding out for something good and heeding FOMO's siren song? Listen on for the Shandy take!…
 
For anyone going through a breakup, or just anyone whose patterns around love and dating need rewiring, this episode is for you. Today's guest is the founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat that takes a scientific and spiritual approach to healing the heart. She is also the author of the instant bestseller Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewi…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down the finale of season 7. Thanks to our sponsors! Go to https://www.grove.com/SHANDY to choose a FREE starter set with your first order! Go to https://www.manscaped.com and use code SHANDY to get 20% off + free shipping! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recap…
 
It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions! How soon is too soon to doubt a relationship you just entered into? If your longtime friend has been neglected you for some time, should or shouldn't you attend her wedding? Are "white lies" just a matter of convenience or do they amount to red flags? Come join us in our living room for t…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 10 of season 7. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is n…
 
It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today we're joined by one of Sharleen's best friends from the franchise, Jasmine Lorimer, the one and only Bachelorette Canada! She and her boyfriend of nearly 2 years, Eric, join Shandy to talk first impressions, how they complement each other, how they navigate different love languages, and of course, how they FIGHT! This o…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 9 of season 7. Thanks to our sponsors! - Go to https://www.getquip.com/SHANDY and get $10 off your smart electric toothbrush! - Go to https://www.apostrophe.com/SHANDY and use code SHANDY for $15 off your dermatology visit! Sharleen is a veteran B…
 
It's Caller Day! Today we're joined by caller Vivian, who is in a happy relationship but with one caveat: she doesn't feel understood when it comes to their exchange of gifts. Does this speak to a greater issue? Just how important is the effort behind gift giving, and what if that effort is barely there at all? Listen on for the Shandy take! Thanks…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 8 of season 7. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no…
 
Dear Shandy is officially 1 year old! We wanted to do something a little different to celebrate this milestone, so we asked you over on Instagram to submit your questions. Shandies, THANK YOU for a truly rewarding and enriching year of podcasting. Listen on to hear us reflect on this journey! Sharleen's "Starting A Podcast" blog post: https://www.a…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 7 of season 7. Thanks to our sponsors! Go to https://www.grove.com/SHANDY to choose a FREE starter set with your first order! Go to https://www.manscaped.com and use code SHANDY to get 20% off + free shipping! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapp…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 6 of season 7. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no…
 
It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions! How much should you hold out for your fairytale? How many friendships with exes is TOO many? And is it worth it to re-pursue a former high-paying career, even if it's at the cost of your partner's? This episode also features Andy's kissing tips (you do NOT want to miss these). Come join u…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 5 of season 7. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 4 of season 7. Thanks to our sponsor! Visit http://www.hellotushy.com/SHANDY for 10% off and free shipping on your Hello Tushy bidet! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and …
 
It's Love Fest time! 🎉 We have YOU, dear Shandies, to thank for this Love Fest as you passionately requested this wonderful couple. Today we are joined by Jess Ambrose, stylist and co-host of the Chatty Broads podcast, and her husband Evan Ambrose, musician, producer, and co-host of Chatty Bros! This couple may not be directly from the Bachelor wor…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 3, season 7. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no j…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 2, season 7. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no j…
 
It's Caller Day! Today we're joined by TWO callers, both of whom have meet-cute stories with guys at friends' weddings. With Nicole, we decipher a text thread, and with Leila, we discuss the importance of a meeting story. Where's the line between serendipity and forcing a square peg into a round hole? Listen on for the Shandy take! Support this pod…
 
By popular request, Shandy is back with Bachelor In Paradise recaps! Today we're breaking down the premiere of season 7. Thanks to our sponsors! Visit http://www.hellotushy.com/SHANDY for 10% off and free shipping on your Hello Tushy bidet! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, …
 
Have you been seeking marriage or a longterm relationship but find it eludes you? Have you ever wished someone would just give you the honest truth about what's up? Today's guest is the famed straight-shooting relationship author, Tracy McMillan. Tracy shares what she believes the single biggest mistake people make when it comes to dating, why she …
 
Shandy is back with your recap of the finale of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Thanks to our sponsor! Visit http://www.manscaped.com and use code SHANDY for 20% off and free shipping! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appea…
 
It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions! Should you tell your partner if you find yourself reminiscing about a past relationship? Does not wanting to date someone with kids mean you're just too picky? And when is it acceptable to tell a friend you think her boyfriend sucks? Come join us in our living room for the Shandy take! If…
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 9 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Thanks to our sponsors! Visit http://www.hellotushy.com/SHANDY for 10% off and free shipping on your Hello Tushy bidet! Visit http://www.grove.com/SHANDY for a free natural product starter set with your first order! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, h…
 
It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today's is a particularly momentous Love Fest and a Dear Shandy exclusive! Fittingly for our 1-year anniversary month and our 12th Love Fest, we are joined in person by our dear friend Nick Viall and his lovely girlfriend Natalie. For the first time ever, Nick and Natalie share the detailed story of how they met, as well as h…
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 8 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no joke—he even fast-forward…
 
It's Caller Day! Have you ever dated someone whose platonic friend(s) didn't exactly welcome you with open arms? Today's caller, Dayna, has a predicament which inadvertently touches on social dynamics when it comes to dating: jealousy, social hierarchy, a partner's say in who we spend our time with, and how friendships can change when someone in th…
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 7 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no joke—he even fast-forward…
 
You have asked for months for us to bring on an Astrologer and Tarot card reader, and the day has finally come! We're admittedly not big on Astrology, so to compensate for our lack of knowledge, we've brought the big guns: Expert Tarot Reader & Astrologer, Maisy Bristol! Maisy dishes her tips for couples when Mercury is in retrograde, she reads our…
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 6 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Come join us to chat about Hunter, "Operation WOWO", and Connor B! Thanks to our sponsors! Visit http://www.hellotushy.com/SHANDY for 10% off and free shipping on your Hello Tushy bidet! Visit http://www.hellofresh.com/SHANDY14 and use code SHANDY14 for up t…
 
It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions. In a straight yet platonic male-female friendship, how much stock should one put in flirtatiousness? How much flakiness is *too* much to put up with in a friend? How should one navigate dating a "fabulously wealthy" person when they are accustomed to holding their own financially? Come jo…
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 5 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Come join us to chat about newcomer Blake, Andrew S' long-awaited 1-on-1, Hunter versus everyone, and a whole lot of frankenbiting. Thanks to our sponsor - MANSCAPED! Visit http://www.Manscaped.com and use code SHANDY! Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper…
 
It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today we're joined by Katie Morton (who you may remember from Colton's season of The Bachelor, as well as the 6th season of Bachelor In Paradise) and her handsome boyfriend (and pro footballer!) James Rowe. These two are the poster children for long distance and pandemic dating, and the story of how they met just might renew …
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 4 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Come join us to dissect Tre vs Andrew S, new arrival Blake Moynes, and of course, THOMAS. Thanks to our sponsors! Visit http://www.FranklyApparel.com/SHANDY for $15 off your first purchase! Visit http://www.hellotushy.com/SHANDY for 10% off and free shipping…
 
It's Caller Day! Just how many unchecked boxes are *too* many? Today's conversation is a doozy and covers just about everything: different religions and cultures, socioeconomic class, a parent's approval, the pandemic, self-esteem, and coming of age. Our lovely caller, Jamie, is in a happy relationship but it isn't what she'd envisioned for herself…
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 3 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Come join us to dissect Karl's behavior, the least fun Group Date of all time, Michael's 1-on-1, and of course, THOMAS. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since…
 
Today's Hot Topic episode is one of Sharleen's personal favorites. We're joined by the brilliant Dr. Uchenna Ossai, one of a handful of pelvic floor physical therapists in the world to also be certified in sexuality counseling. We polled you over on Instagram for your questions, and boy, you DELIVERED. Today's conversation covers everything from pa…
 
Shandy is back with your recap of Episode 2 of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette! Come join us to dissect Mike’s poem, Aaron versus Cody, the many kisses (good and bad), and of course, KARL. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog, All The Pretty Pandas, and for Flare magazine, since her own ap…
 
It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions. 🔥 Does texting style affect our perception of a person, and how good an indicator is texting compatibility for real-life compatibility? If your current flame ended an engagement a mere 3 months before you met, and won't commit for that reason, is he just not into you or does he really jus…
 
Ask and you shall receive! You've asked us for ages to recap The Bachelor and its spinoffs, and we're finally obliging. Sharleen is a veteran Bachelor recapper, having recapped for 7 years (!) on her blog and for Flare magazine, since her own appearance on Season 18. Andy, meanwhile, has never watched a full season (this is no joke—he even fast-for…
 
It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today's happy couple is bonafide Bachelor royalty: Ben Higgins and his stunning fiancée, Jess Clarke! These two join us from their house in Denver, which they are currently renovating, to talk the ins and outs of their sweet relationship. We learn their first impressions of one another, the ways they complement each other, an…
 
It's Caller Day! Our caller, Maya, may be in a happy, healthy relationship, but she's at a crossroads. If you've ever been in a longterm relationship and felt marriage should be a given, you just may relate to Maya's (all too common) situation. Just how long is *too* long to wait for a partner's certainty? This just might be our most heated caller …
 
Have you ever wondered what dating and relationships are like when you're a celebrity? How do famous folks meet these days, and when they do, what's different? Do they behave differently in dating than the rest of us, and do "civilians" stand a real chance with them? Our resident celeb is comedian, famed roaster, and podcast host Nikki Glaser! She …
 
It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions. 🔥 If you have a crush on someone in their workplace, is it OK to ask them out? And if so, what are Andy's tried-and-true tips for making a move? Should you put off dating until you have your ducks in a row professionally? Just how much do straight men really care about a woman's occupatio…
 
It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today we're joined by Sydney Lotuaco (who you may remember from Colton's season of The Bachelor) and her sweet boyfriend, Nick Wehby. These two have a particularly unique meeting story that just might renew your faith in pandemic dating. Sydney and Nick share how the pandemic played a role in getting to truly know one another…
 
It's Caller Day! Our caller, Kate, has a unique predicament that veers into discussions about mismatched Love Languages and our cultural expectations surrounding proposals. How much does a formal "Will you marry me" *really* matter, and does a man's reticence to deliver on this gender role tradition speak to a deeper problem? Visit http://www.hello…
 
Have you ever watched a reality TV dating show and wondered what that poker-faced host is REALLY thinking? As Temptation Island fans and general admirers of its host Mark L Walberg's piercing commentary, we're thrilled he agreed to join us for a Confessions episode! Temptation Island brings on four straight real-life couples who are at crossroads i…
 
It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions. 🔥 How normal are growing pains when you and your partner first live together, and is it too harsh to deem your partner's living habits unattractive? If you think you're falling for your soon-to-be-roommate—who also happens to be 6 years younger than you—should you explore this or let it g…
 
It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today's happy couple is downright iconic in Bachelor Nation: Desiree and Chris Siegfried! We recorded this after they were able to put their boys to bed on the West Coast, which resulted in a very late night and thus very delirious/loopy/giggly chat. Truthfully, this couple exceeded every (already high) expectation: they're r…
 
It's Caller Day! Our caller, Elise, has a predicament that might resonate if you've ever lusted after a close friend. If you found yourself in love with your close friend-turned-roommate, what would you do? What if said roommate had a longterm girlfriend, yet simultaneously seemed to reciprocate your affections? Today's call went in a different dir…
 
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