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A Good Podcast About Bad Relationships. Every Wednesday and Sunday, Alicia and Stacie take you on a comedic ride through stories of marital misconduct and love gone wrong, blending biography, pop culture, history, and politics. "It’s one part Vanity Fair meets Town & Country, one part country music song—and an all-around good time." - The Atlantan. "Enjoying the juicy details of other people’s relationships is having a moment." Sunday Times Style Magazine (UK). "When this shameless show abou ...
 
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Today we're following up on Alicia's Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh story from Sunday. Stacie continues the thread with actress Helena Bonham Carter, whose post-Branagh relationship, with director Tim Burton, began every bit as controversially as the one with Ken had. Do you have questions for our Q&A on Sunday? Email them to trashydivorces@gmai…
 
Get ready for quite a ride! This week, Stacie has the story Yolande Du Bois, the long-suffering daughter of civil rights titan W. E. B. Du Bois, who steered her into a deeply unsuitable marriage to poet Countee Cullen, a leading light of the Harlem Renaissance. Then, Alicia has a long-time listener request: The 90s-era heartbreaker of the marriage …
 
#MikeAquilina joins me today to discuss the #churchfathers and the role that #friendship had in evangelizing. Mike is a leading expert on the Church Fathers and we go through many examples to show how important friendship was to the spread of the Gospel. We also discuss how we can use this method in our own time. Mike wrote a great book about this …
 
For this spookiest of months, Alicia wanted to get into one of her very favorite subjects: The Scottish Play! Not only is there a trashy/tragic marital breakdown, but there are witches, and curses, and prophesies! It also sets us up pretty nicely for Trashy Divorces stories to come... Check out a bunch of additional Macbeth-related episodes at bit.…
 
This week, we've got a couple of musical women whose weddings spelled the end of their relationships! Alicia has Adele, who is back with a new single and forthcoming record - and quite a story to tell. Stacie has the decade that was Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. Promo Victoria Emerson. Buy one piece and get one free when you visit www.victoriaeme…
 
It's been a while since we followed the dysfunction of a band's trashy breakup, but Alicia has a good one this week! For three brief, shining years, The Mamas & The Papas were chart topping leaders of the late '60s hippie sound. Born in professional jealousy, romantic rivalry, and personality conflict, the band's run ended almost as suddenly as it …
 
How did the #catholicchurch deal with the #arian crisis? I was recently on Hands On Apologetics hosted by #garymichuta to discuss this question. The show airs Monday Thru Friday at 1pm EST on Virgin Most Powerful Radio. Learn more about Gary's amazing work by going to www.handsonapologetics.com Check out www.virginmostpowerfulradio.org to learn mor…
 
We're kicking off Season 12 with a theme! We've made no secret of our affection for Hulu's Only Murders In The Building, and this week, Stacie has the lone divorce of loner - and genius - Steve Martin. Then Alicia takes a look at the ex-wife of one of TV's Hardy Boys (it ties into Only Murders, if you haven't seen it), with the trashy divorces of K…
 
Welcome to Season 12! After the wild ride of our last season, we found that we still had a lot of questions about some of the people we profiled. To help answer them, or maybe just ask better questions, we turned to our friends Alexa and Nicole of the podcast Legally Judgy! Two pop culture-obsessed attorneys with a kickin' podcast, they helped us j…
 
What is #exodus90 and how does it assist men in growing in #faith. Exodus 90 is a 90-day Catholic #spiritualexercise for men that offers a challenging journey through the book of Exodus based on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. The men’s movement continues to expand — reaching more than 50,000 men of all generations and stages of …
 
I am once again honored to have Dr. #scotthahn back on the program. We are discussing the book he wrote with his coauthor Dr. Benjamin Wiker titled "The Decline And Fall Of Sacred Scripture: How The Bible Became A secular Book". In this interview we discuss the inspiration behind the book and many of the historical circumstances that have led to ma…
 
We're closing Season 11 with two very different Hollywood stories. First, Alicia brings us the mystery of Geena Davis's three - or maybe four - marriages and divorces (who can say?). Then, Stacie emerges from decades of disturbing statements by Mel Gibson in dire need of a scrub brush for her brain. We're off next week! We'll be back October 6 with…
 
Alicia kicked off the long and very storied romantic adventures and misadventures of Warren Beatty a couple of weeks ago. This week, we follow him from the early 1970s to his 1992 marriage to Annette Bening. Everyone you've ever heard of is here - Diane Keaton, Mary Tyler Moore, Madonna, and so many others. Promo Dipsea. Get a 30-day free trial to …
 
Catholic author, speaker Anne DeSantis joins me to discuss her new book "Love And Care For The Marginalized". It is a book that gives 40 reflections for #Catholics on how we can reach out those around us. In this interview we will not only discuss the book, but who the #marginalized are and how we can reach them with the good news of the Gospel of …
 
It's a week of high-fliers! Stacie has the over-the-top story of Pancho Barnes, a woman of adventure and aviation pioneer who built a desert watering hole that helped usher in the jet age. Then, Alicia has the story of the long, and in many ways successful, marriage of actress Valerie Bertinelli and rocker Eddie Van Halen. Sure, they divorced, but …
 
Remember when Lance Armstrong was a hero and not a villain? Rocker Sheryl Crow spent a couple of years with him during that time, and in some ways, she's never lived it down. Promo Funjet Vacations. Use code Funjet75 for $75 off your next Funjet Vacation at RIU Hotels & Resorts. Advertise with us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
John 4:1-26 is a very important piece of #scripture where #Jesus gives an evangelistic outline and seeks one whom society has ostracized . Delving into the backgrounds and investigating the culture and ethnic groups is vital in understanding the interaction. It brings a whole new meaning and allows one to feel what the #Samaritanwoman is feeling an…
 
Alicia has the much-requested octaves of composer/producer David Foster, whose five marriages have yielded, gosh, a lot of delicious quotes about the man himself. Then, Stacie has the trashy tale of televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, whose late 80s/early 90s sex scandals helped define the era. Promo The Oak Tree Group. Mention Trashy Divorces for your f…
 
Alicia's bringing a son of a gun this week! In fact, Warren Beatty is such a spiderweb-filled son of a gun of trashy breakups that we're having to split his single years into two parts! This week, we meet young Warren and learn about his early years, with starlets like Jane Fonda, Joan Collins, Cher, Carly Simon, and many more. Advertise with us! L…
 
Have you ever had questions about #sacramentals and why #catholics use them? David Skuban of the #Catholic Canuck Podcast joins us for this live interview to discuss various types of sacramentals and what they are and are not. Check out David's great podcast at https://play.acast.com/s/the-catholic-canuck-podcast…
 
Put on your dancing shoes, friends, because we're going to the Cabaret! Stacie has the tumultuous but hugely consequential relationship between musical theater legends Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and Alicia has the ups and downs of Liza Minnelli's four marriages and divorces. Promo Funjet Vacations. Use code Funjet75 for $75 off your next Funjet Vac…
 
What's the dumbest thing you've ever done? We think we've identified the dumbest thing Ted Danson ever did: roasting his then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg, in blackface, at the Friars Club in 1993. The scandal that followed may have ended their relationship. Promo Dipsea. Get a 30-day free trial to all the steamy audio stories you can handle at dipse…
 
Dr. #JohnBergsma joins me today to discuss the #deadseascrolls and their influence on Early #christianity. What did the Qumran community the Messiah? Who was the Teacher of Righteousness? What was the significance of ritual bathing? What was so important about the way they prepared for meals and the position of the presider? He answers all this and…
 
This week, we've got cocktails to go with our profiles! First, Alicia has the trashy divorce - and extraordinary life - of child star and adult diplomat Shirley Temple Black. Stacie has 19th century French poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, whose notorious love affair ended Verlaine's marriage. Promo The Oak Tree Group. Need help getting your …
 
Adam Bartlett of Source & Summit joins me to discuss what his organization is doing to elevate the #liturgy. We discuss music, antiphons, online resources for parishes, and how we can elevate the celebration of the #NovusOrdo to be fitting of the worship of Christ. To that effect they recently released a beautiful new #Missal that does just that an…
 
This week, Alicia inducts screen legend Rita Hayworth into the Trashy Divorces Hall of Fame! Part one gives us Rita's childhood, her first two husbands, and plenty to be mad about, to be honest. Alicia's Receipts If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth, by Barbara Leaming (Amazon link) Rita Hayworth. (YouTube link) The Love Goddess: Rit…
 
Father #FrankPavone of Priests for Life joins me for a very important conversation. We discuss how his ministry started and all the great things that Priests For Life does to fight for the sanctity of life. We also discuss what the laity can do to fight for the most innocent. Fr. Pavone also discusses what we can do to support those who have had an…
 
Author #KennethFrederickson joins me today to discuss his book "Killing Atheism: Powerful Evidence and Reasons to Believe in Jesus". We discuss some of the shortfalls that traditional apologetics has had in answering #atheism, Marian Apparitions, and so much more. It is a very interesting and informative conversation. Check out Ken's #book at https…
 
We've got a big one for you this week! Stacie takes us down the strange lane of Nicolas Cage's five marriages, plus a few tidbits of his life that lead her to avoid a trash can rating. Then, Alicia has the many decades and missteps of music legend Rod Stewart. It's a redemption story that still warrants plenty of trash cans. Promo Dipsea. Get a 30-…
 
It was only a matter of time before Alicia would turn her spreadsheet-making skills to the life and times of musician John Mayer. The list of his relationships - real and perhaps imagined - is long enough that one would be forgiven for wondering whether there are any prominent women left for him to date. Fair warning, this one is a little explicit.…
 
Apologist #KenLitchfield joins me for today's show to discuss some of the popular objections to the #Catholic faith. We discuss everything from eternal security, once saved always saved, if the church added books to the Bible and so much more. Most of these are objections I used as a Protestant that unfortunately took some from Catholicism. Ken ans…
 
Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. …
 
#FaithHakesley joins me today to discuss her book "Glimmers of Grace: Moments of Peace And Healing Following Sexual Abuse". We discuss how grace impacted her life and how moments of #grace can come from the most unlikely of places. She has a powerful story and great words of inspiration and #encouragement for all who are hurting. Check out Faith's …
 
There was big news out of New York this week, which reminded Alicia that Andrew Cuomo, the disgraced, resigning governor there, once had a very trashy divorce from Kerry Kennedy. Stacie, meanwhile, tries to make sense of the car crash of a life that rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has lived. Promo Feals premium CBD. Get 50% off your first order and fr…
 
atholic author, speaker, and founder of Patchwork Heart Ministry Bill Snyder joins me today. His ministry recently released a new book titled "Heart Burning Within Us: Answers To Burning Questions From Catholic College Students". We will discuss his ministry, how this book took shape, and we will go over some of the questions documented in the book…
 
This week, Stacie has the story everybody's talking about this summer: Britney Spears and her battle to get free from the conservatorship she's been under for the last 13 years. In particular, the presence of her father, Jamie Spears, as her conservator has created an incredibly toxic situation. The good news: it looks like Britney may soon be free…
 
I have the honor of being joined by Bishop Joseph Strickland for today's program. We have a conversation about his book "Light and Leaven", but more importantly we discuss how the laity can help renew the church. In our conversation we discuss the importance of the #eucharist, how catechists can convey this vital truth, how #abortion is still a iss…
 
For Alicia's Birthday, Stacie spins quite the yarrrrn about the female pirates who've captivated generations, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Then, Alicia tells the very trashy tale of one of the greatest women Alabama ever gave the world, Hollywood legend Tallulah Bankhead. Promo Betterhelp.com/trashy – Get 10% off your first month when you sign up at t…
 
Catholic educator Robert LeBlanc joins me today to discuss the sacraments and how we can all live a sacramental life. Robert takes us on a journey through each of the seven sacraments to give us practical tips on how the #graces of the sacraments can help us in our everyday lives. This conversation will you a better understanding of the sacraments …
 
Evangelist, speaker, and radio show host Joe McClane joins me today to discuss St. Ignatius of Antioch. He discusses what Christians today can learn from this hero of the early church and how his teaching resonate today. There is so much and Joe goes over it all. #ignatiousofantioch #christianmartyrs #churchfathers Visit Joe's website: http://chirh…
 
Jeffery Stevens is a convert to the Catholic faith and an author. In this interview Jeffrey describes his childhood and the role that faith played, how he came to accept Jesus as savior, and how the rosary led him to discover the Catholic church. It is a heartwarming story and so inspiring. #catholicconversionstory #rosary #catholicconvert Jeffrey …
 
Time for a Gen X nostalgia tour back to the 80s and 90s! Alicia has the two marriages and divorces of Baywatch babe Carmen Electra, who was married to basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman and guitar icon Dave Navarro. Stacie has Heather Locklear's rock star obsession, with her marriages to Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. Promo Fe…
 
Matt Fradd joins me today to discuss what St. Thomas #Aquinas has to say about being #happy. Though he is a towering theological figure, the angelic doctor has a lot to say on the topic. Matt lets us know some of the wisdom from this great saint. #Mattfradd recently released a book through Emmaeus Road on the topic titled "How To Be Happy: St. Thom…
 
If you listened Sunday, you know what this week's Trashy Breakups is all about: The affair and cover-up that ended John Edwards's political career and marriage, and which nearly landed him in prison for diverting donor dollars to the project of keeping his mistress, Rielle Hunter, out of sight. Promo Feals premium CBD. Get 50% off your first order …
 
One of the great issues that divides #Protestants and #Catholics is salvation. Some say that salvation is guaranteed upon a profession of faith, and others say that it can be lost if one chooses to walk away. Renowned Catholic apologist Gary Michuta joins me to answer the crucial question: Is Salvation Guaranteed? We look at tons of scripture to an…
 
This week, we have two long-time listener requests! Stacie has the tale of author and activist Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former US Senator and 2004 VP nominee John Edwards, told, as much as possible, from Elizabeth's perspective. We'll follow up with a deep dive on the sex scandal that ended John Edwards's marriage and political career on Wednesda…
 
Sam Rocha Ph.D. joins me today to discuss critical race theory (#crt). Sam gives a background of how the theory began and developed, what it looks at, what it teaches, and if it is consistent with Catholic social teaching. It is an interesting conversation even if you do not agree with the theory. Learn more about Sam on his website at www.samrocha…
 
David L Gray joins me today to discuss Critical Race Theory (#crt). We discuss how the theory developed and how it has been applied. David also discusses how the theory looks at everything through the lens of race and does not look at other factors to determine causes. David also explains how CRT runs contrary to church teaching and cannot fit into…
 
On July 20, 2021 I had the opportunity to be a guest of Gary Michuta on his Hands on Apologetics radio program. The program airs Monday-Friday at 1pm EST on Virgin Most Powerful Radio. We discussed what the rapture is and if it is biblical. We go through the passages of scripture that rapture adherents use to show that the doctrine is not biblical.…
 
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