True Romance with Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary

True Romance with Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary

Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary are ready to guide you through the trials and tribulations of public and personal love stories. They have been there for each other’s best and worst romantic moments, that’s what best friends do! Both come deeply obsessed with relationship dramas and neuroses. As steadfast romantics, they want to hear and discuss everyone’s love stories: how they made it, how they did it, and in what positions.

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May 26, 2022 39 min

Devin and Carolina cover the very polarizing Kravis wedding outfits and then jump into the beautiful, tragic, pornographic, confusing and sometimes… boring world of Sally Rooney adaptations. Why can’t Frances make friends with someone she hasn’t slept with? What’s the difference between an awkward wombat and an awkward shivering deer in the woods (hint: one is hot)? Is Joe Alwyn a serial killer and did he play Billy Bob Thornton in...

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Carolina and Devin Katch Up with the Kardashians and discuss the process of leaving behind Scott Disick, while positively salivating over Travis Barker asking Kourtney what he should order for dinner. Then they break down the iconic stock character: The Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Whether it was Natalie Portman not changing our lives with The Shins, Kirsten Dunst being a happy flight attendant who created scavenger maps, or orphan Anni...

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The women get together to cover Bachelorette parties that turn into spiritual breakthroughs and Kim Kardashian messing with the dead. Then Devin tells us a story about a lil murder in a town called Poughkeepsie, NY. Carolina has some disturbing physical similarities to the murderer, except she’s single and the murderer had 3 partners. The mystery includes chat rooms, sex at the water tower, and a turd (soul patch) on a man’s chin. ...

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May 5, 2022 45 min

Devin and Carolina discuss Listener’s Topics such as: The perils and delights of age gaps, cutting toxic family members out of your life, Carolina’s obsession with the Glee soundtrack in 2010 and more. They also cover the panic of a first date, and how to remember you are not The Chosen but The Chooser. That’s a real word!

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April 28, 2022 42 min

Carolina and Devin talk for the first time in a week and it’s a rollercoaster of a conversation that starts with a tribute to Vanessa Lachey's iconic lines from Love is Blind. Carolina then discusses her isolation in a London hotel room and her attempt to turn a work thing into a true love thing. Devin talks about her journey to Dawson’s Creek and makes an apology for some misguided The Ultimatum comments, which leads her to ac...

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Devin is joined by guest cohost LESLIE TYNIK to discuss the morally corrupt, chaotic sequel to Love is Blind - Netflix’s The Ultimatum. They cover everything from the couple intros and the two proposals heard round the world, to the changeover, to Madilyn’s hate-lust for Colby and his cowboy hat, to Rae’s search for a way out, and of course April’s third person narration. They also debate which of these traumatized couples will mak...

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We will be back next week, enjoy this re-release episode of True Romance! Rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast here.

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Devin and Carolina discuss the process of recovering from a breakup and the process of accepting Demi Lovato’s engagement.

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April 7, 2022 43 min

The classic love story: Woman meets disgusting man who steals her money. The twist? She makes tree nut cheese. Devin and Carolina talk the red flag of eating only raw food, setting up the iconic Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin only to be rewarded with a con artist who draws stick figures, and the confusion between fear and love. They also discuss dating multiple people at once (revolutionary) and how doing puzzles is a humble brag...

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Devin reviews Deep Water, the vehicle that gave us the Affleck/de Armas fling that got us through some tough times. Then, Devin and Carolina commence their final (for real this time) discussion of Love is Blind Season 2! They cover the bachelor and bachelorette parties, the quandary of what men do for fun, how anyone could “trust the process” of the pods, the roller coaster of Danielle’s self-sabotaging behavior, the weddings, and ...

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Devin updates Carolina on her Celiac Disease diagnosis and then they both dive back into the Love is Blind world to talk about Sal’s music career, the phenomenon of getting fitted for a wedding while talking about why you shouldn’t get married, Danielle’s lifestyle of corn costumes, video games and mind games, Shayne’s potential new career as both a wedding planner (kids buffet required) and a pageant director crowning Miss Montezu...

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Devin and Carolina continue their coverage of Love is Blind season 2! They find Danielle’s nonsensical narratives relatable and then discover the root of all those narratives… in Danielle’s mom. They find out that Shayne’s only non-negotiable for his wedding is that he be allowed to wear a cape and that is… truly remarkable. They also cover Kyle becoming more attractive when he tells Shaina’s family that he doesn’t believe in Heave...

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The girls get back into the POD to discuss episodes three and four of LOVE IS BLIND S2. The couples are in Mexico and Carolina and Devin discuss Deepti over everything, telling a man to break his vegetarianism before ghosting him and leaving the country, the sometimes unfair urge to make your privileged white male boyfriend feel bad about himself, how to keep your demons close to your chest through at least the honeymoon phase, and...

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March 3, 2022 71 min

Devin and Carolina talk to award winning journalist, actress, screenwriter and author of THE PRETTY ONE Keah Brown about all things pop culture and romance - including the importance of friendship as exemplified by Cristina Yang and Meredith Grey, putting all of our hopes and dreams into Beth and Randall’s love on This is Us, not wanting to go shopping with your friend’s boyfriend, how to navigate jealousy, unlearning what society ...

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Love? She is blind. That is the topic of today’s episode, where Devin and Carolina analyze a foolproof dating method: Nick and Vanessa Lachey put you in pod, you talk to strangers over a period of one hour or two years, nobody knows, and you propose to someone who doesn’t believe in evolution! The ladies discuss everything from episodes 1 and 2 (more to come) including the Genesis of SHAYNE, the show’s phenomenon of wall hugging, w...

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February 17, 2022 38 min

Devin and Carolina immediately fall into conflict over Jennifer Lopez and her upcoming movie MARRY ME. They eventually crawl out of the debris to talk the WORST Valentine’s Days, with stories submitted by our perfect listeners. We also follow the alcoholic marriage that is Kyle and Amanda on Summer House, Kanye’s teenage obsession with PIM (Pete and Kim) and talk the times we’ve ruined Valentine’s Day ourselves! 

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Carolina and Devin dive back into True Crime Romance with The Tinder Swindler and West Elm Caleb aka the love bombing that shook the world. Devin gives TikTok updates and explains the algorithm leading us to an important question: are dating apps safe? Probably not, but we’ll let you decide and we’ll still continue to use them. The ladies talk celebrity headlines and Devin discusses selling gifts from her ex including Nike wedges. ...

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February 3, 2022 38 min

The girls go to the Hamptons for the summer (just kidding they are in debt) but they do watch Summer House. We discuss the couple in your life that always fights and needs to break up but ends up getting married, the best thing to do when your ex doesn’t come home (destroy his toiletry bag), finally seeing girls break mens hearts on reality TV, and the man on Summer House who claims to have three testicles.

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Carolina and Devin listen and learn from real life rom com couple Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People, Russian Doll, Star Wars) and Rebecca Henderson (Russian Doll, Single Drunk Female, Becoming Anna). They discuss being gay (happy) and falling in love at FIRST SIGHT. We hear what it’s like to come out in your 30s, how to text a bad texter and of course, female psychopaths.

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Carolina and Devin listen and learn from real life rom com couple Stacey Angeles (The Daily Show) and Anto Boros (the Swellers)! They discuss making the first move and getting immediately rejected, sex ed lessons from the set of 16 & Pregnant, the decision to have kids, fertility struggles, their favorite TLC shows, the importance of doing your own thing in a relationship (aka getting away from the wife and kid to take a dump i...

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Carolina and Devin discuss the date heard round the world, aka Kanye West giving Julia Fox a room full of clothes. Is it a publicity stunt? Who cares. Julia Fox is a hero. Then, the ladies take their new Reality Romance series to the DMV as they explore all of the romances and arrangements of The Real Housewives of Potomac. They talk the many confusing scandals of Ashley and M*cheal Darby, the Juan and Robyn fairytale that we all w...

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