Guilty Pleasures and Growing Pains

Nina

This podcast follows the life of Nina and her friends, detailing nights out, dating, sex, dream chasing, relationships and everything in-between! It's not just about the stories and the struggles that come along, but about finding solutions and getting answers. There will be real people on the podcast from every walk of life and experts to help guide us after we make questionable decisions. The promise: It will be a wild ride.

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Bonus Episode: Amy Carabba's Story

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Nina thought there was no better way to spread awareness than to share the story of her dear friend, Amy Carabba. Amy is a former News Anchor, fighter, survivor, sister, mother, friend, super hero....the list goes on. Nina and Amy first met while they...
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Episode 24: How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes in Your Relationships

Our favorite relationship expert, Love McPherson, is here to teach us all about the five different “people” inside of us that are actually showing up to choose our mates. These different “people” are the ones that continue to pop up in our relationships causing us to make the same mistakes. Love...
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Let's Talk; It Can Save Lives

This episode of Guilty Pleasures and Growing Pains tackles a conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. It's an honest exchange between friends that share their personal stories surrounding mental health and suicide. Nina, Angie, and Krista are joined by Dr. Dimple Patel from the...
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Episode 18: Dating: That Age Sweet Spot

Dating is complicated enough without throwing AGE into it. Does age really matter? The girls dive into the pros and cons of dating older and younger. Headspace is definitely different with different ages. The girls share their preferences in age, and one of them is faced with the decision to...
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Episode 13: Owning Up To "Accidental" Racism-A Real Conversation

Nina and her friends, Krista and Angie, have an open and honest conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement. They discuss ways they have participated, how they continue to push forward, and they ask each other real questions as they talk through their different experiences including owning...
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Quarantine Diaries: Chicago's Own "Tiger King" Part I

Introducing Chicago's Own Tiger King! Aka Jon Vargas. He's a cat daddy of 2 beautiful Bengals that look just like mini tigers! What does it actually mean if you're a mini tiger tamer? Nina has a controversial theory but ultimately the internet wins. Jon is one of the first people Nina became close...
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Quarantine Diaries: "Parking Lot Squatter" Loren from Boston

On this episode, Nina brings in her good friend Loren from Boston, " The Parking Lot Squatter !" Loren is an award-winning radio host and a very special friend of Nina's because of the bond they've created over the years working in radio. They talk about the support that they've given to each other...
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Quarantine Diaries: You've Got Mail!

Everywhere we go we hear people say or read signs that say, "We are in this together". While that is true we want to take that statement a step further and use this space to really be in this together by sharing diary entries. Not just our entries but yours. In this episode, we feature Brittany...
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Quarantine Diaries: I Don't Want To Get Rejected!

This episode is the second entry of the Quarantine Diaries series within Guilty Pleasures and Growing Pains where Nina and her friends, Krista and Angie, talk about what's been going on in quarantine. They're all still coming to work and practicing safe social distancing while discussing passion...
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Episode 10: Mimosa Friday

Nina and her friends Gabe, Krista, and Angie have come together for a mimosa Friday and to discuss their thoughts around COVID-19. How are they staying safe? What are the "essential items" they're looking for on Amazon? How are people dating now!?!?! AND it's Gabe's Birthday weekend! It's...
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