The Bright Side

The Bright Side

Start your day with The Bright Side, a new daily podcast from Hello Sunshine. Co-hosted by journalist, TV host, and podcaster, Danielle Robay and Emmy-nominated journalist, host, and producer, Simone Boyce, The Bright Side brings your daily dose of culture and inspiration – with the latest trends, celebrity interviews, and real conversations with women doing amazing things while navigating life’s transitions, big and small. The Bright Side is a talk show created to inspire, educate, and empower women as they tackle life each day and add joy to their morning routines. Join Danielle and Simone and the Hello Sunshine community every weekday for entertainment, culture, wellness, books, and more.

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April 12, 2024 33 mins

The color-obsessed content creator Courtney Quinn — better known as Color Me Courtney — joins the show to talk about the power of color, and what different colors say about our clothes, our confidence, and even our show’s logo! Plus, Danielle and Simone talk about the upcoming Margot Robbie-produced Monopoly movie, Lenny Kravitz working out in leather pants, and the colors we’re wearing this season. Are you all about bright colors,...

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Today, we bid farewell to an archetype that defined millennial hustle culture: the #girlboss. Danielle and Simone give heartfelt eulogies, and are joined by cultural critic Leigh Stein to understand the girlboss rise and fall. Leigh helps make sense of why it’s time to let her go, and where we go from here. Plus, we dive into AI therapy (yes, it’s real), the new Bridget Jones movie, and the paradigm-shifting viewership of the women...

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Optimism is not just an outlook — it’s a mindset. And it’s a mindset that can change your life for the better, according to Dr. Sue Varma, a psychiatrist and the author of “Practical Optimism.” Dr. Varma says you can actually train your brain to become more optimistic by learning to reframe negative situations. The effects are stunning. Plus, Danielle and Simone discuss Billie Eilish’s new album, Jeremy Allen White as Bruce Springs...

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Every year, at Girls State, young women from across the country gather to form a mock government while honing their leadership skills. The new Apple TV+ documentary “Girls State” follows some of these girls from 2022’s event, documenting their triumphs, failures, tears, and breakthroughs. Co-director Amanda McBaine joins the show along with one of the film’s main subjects, Emily Worthmore. They dig into the value of crossing the ai...

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Dr. Flo Rosen, AKA Ask Bubbie, joins The Bright Side for our regular “Grand Ol’ Grannies” segment with our favorite advice-giving grandmas. The former pediatrician turned TikTok phenom drops some truth bombs about gentle parenting, keeping sane with a fussy child, and when the best time is to visit new parents. Plus, Danielle and Simone discuss the solar eclipse, bachelorette parties, and Mel B getting kicked out of the Spice Girls...

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We’re in the mood to chit-chat on The Bright Side today, but have you ever found yourself in a small-talk situation with nothing much to say? Danielle and Simone discuss how to up your small talk game. Plus, this weekend it’s the NCAA Final Four! We talk about March Madness with sports producer Hannah O’Flynn. It’s been an historic year for the women’s tournament, drawing record viewership and unparalleled attention. We’re swept up...

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Reyna Roberts may or may not have discovered she would be featured on Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album the way the rest of us did: when she heard her own voice on two of the tracks. Reyna joins The Bright Side to talk about what it’s like to be a black artist in a predominantly white genre, the Beyoncé effect on country music, and she sticks around to play a round of “This or That'' with the hosts. Plus, Taylor Swift joins the billion...

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We’re in the era of overthinking, according to linguist and author Amanda Montell. She stops by The Bright Side to talk about her new book “The Age of Magical Overthinking,” and how our brains process the information overload we’re bombarded with on a daily basis. Plus, Reese’s Book Club pick for April is “The Most Fun We Ever Had” by Claire Lombardo. Claire will join us for a conversation at the end of the month — and she’ll be ta...

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In today’s episode, we kick off “Asking for a Friend,” The Bright Side’s new friendship advice segment. Danielle and Simone are joined by friendship coach Danielle Bayard Jackson, who answers listener questions and teaches us how to strengthen our bonds. If you have a friend dilemma, send us a voice message at hello@thebrightside.com. We might use it next time! Plus, Are you more of a black cat or a Golden Retriever when it comes t...

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April 1, 2024 37 mins

Does the prospect of going into business with your bestie make you sweat or squeal with delight? We talk with two friends and co-founders who quit their day jobs to start an organic period care company together. Their story is featured in the new Roku docuseries “Side Hustlers,” from Hello Sunshine. Plus, our thoughts on Beyoncé’s new album, now that we’ve had a few days to process. What’s your favorite track? We want to hear from ...

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March 29, 2024 35 mins

Age ain’t nothing but a number, honey. Maryjane Fahey of “Glorious Broads” joins us to talk about owning your sexuality, your individuality, and your reinvention at any age. She inspires us to unapologetically embrace getting older. Plus, Simone and Danielle close out Women’s History Month by honoring two legendary feminists: Shirley Chisholm and Gloria Steinem. Another reason to celebrate? It’s Beyonce’s album release day! Have yo...

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Sabrina Zohar is here to tell it like it is. The dating coach and host of the “Do The Work” podcast takes a no-nonsense approach to dating red flags, green flags, and everything in between. Plus, Danielle shares an embarrassing story and Simone schools us on which celebrities names we have been mispronouncing all along. 

 

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How much of our fate is dictated by the stars? Astrologer Chani Nicholas joins us to read The Bright Side’s birth chart. Even if you’re an astrology skeptic, Chani might turn you into a believer. Plus, Danielle and Simone talk about divorce rings and all-time favorite drugstore beauty buys. We want to hear from you! You can reach the show at: hello@thebrightside.com.

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There’s an art to hosting a social gathering. On one end of the spectrum, a gathering can feel tossed together and random. On the other end, it can feel overly-focused on aesthetic perfection: the right food, the right ambience, the right mix of people. Author Priya Parker is on a mission to change the way we think about gathering together. The author of “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters” joins The Bright Side t...

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Reese Witherspoon joins the first episode of The Bright Side to talk about second acts and new beginnings. She talks with the hosts about founding her company, what she’s learned about entrepreneurship, and how she stays positive when shit is hitting the fan. Plus, hosts Danielle Robay and Simone Boyce talk about the state of happiness.

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Welcome to The Bright Side, a new daily podcast from Hello Sunshine. Every morning, hosts Danielle Robay and Simone Boyce are bringing your daily dose of inspiring stories, trending topics in pop culture, and thoughtful conversations with experts and celebrity guests, all handpicked to make your day a little bit brighter, more joyful, and fun. 

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