Pinky Promise

Pinky Promise

A podcast about growing up! Comedians Laura Manasewich and Katie Arroyo meet weekly to take a look back at growing up: the good, the bad, the really really awkward, and dive into how it shaped them into the super well adjusted adults they definitely are today.

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January 19, 2022 53 min

New Year, New Guests! This week we're joined by comedian Valerie Tosi. We were supposed to talk about getting into trouble, and for a little bit, we did, but listen we're still in the pandemic that made us start this podcast in the first place, so we talked about what we wanted to talk about. Peloton, And Just Like That, social media and soft pants. It's a VERY fun episode and you should listen, and then order Valerie&#...

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This week we welcome New Yorker cartoonist, comedian and author of Murder Book Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell to talk about something near and dear to our hearts - TRUE CRIME. Hilary's obsession started young and only strengthened with time. This episode is packed with funny and sometimes sweet anecdotes and also recommendations of things to watch if you also love a good crime story! While you're at it, pick up a copy of Murder...

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This week we're joined by podcast hosts Chuck Staton and Brad Rohrer to talk about the wild days of growing up! Chuck and Brad tell us all about their partying ways (and in Brad's case, the ways he avoided things like cigarettes and other hardcore drugs!)

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This week we welcome comedian Tanya Mansfield. We were supposed to talk about her experiences being the middle child, but quickly segued into talking about that one friend, we all had one -- they're older, they're reckless, the red flags are plentiful and waving but we couldn't seem to see them at the time. Tanya had a party friend, and we KNOW she's not alone. This story has everything a teenager could want: an RV,...

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Even been home alone during a robbery? Comedian, writer and this week's guest Ben Gorodetsky has. As an 11 year old with temporarily unsupervised internet access, it should have been every boy's dream evening. But unfortunately for Ben things took a turn. From excellent stranger danger boundary setting (DON'T OPEN THE DOOR WHEN A STRANGER KNOCKS!) to head smacking police blunders (GO TO THE RIGHT HOUSE FOR THE LOVE OF P...

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This week we're joined by comedian Dave Apkarian. Growing up in an Evangelical church, Dave took what he saw around him and used it to his advantage - like thinking if the spirit of the Lord entered him, a cute girl would TOTALLY be into him. Surprisingly it didn't work. Outside of church Dave and his brother stayed busy doing kid stuff like watching Terminator and helping their dad with laborious farm work including an ins...

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***Content Warning: ED, body image, diet culture  

This week we sit down with comedian Kristine Blinn and get right into it. It's a whole episode on body talk. From a little kid in a bathing suit to the grown ass woman she is today, it's been decades of mixed messages, negative self talk, learning to unlearn it, and sending 1 million middle fingers to the diet industry. We loved getting to have such a candid talk with such ...

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September 1, 2021 50 min

This week we welcome CT's strongest comedian / funniest strong man Pete Angelo. Growing up as a big guy in a small town, when Pete started to realize he had feelings for men, he wasn't exactly sure how to navigate that terrain, so for a while he held it in. We are so glad he was eventually able to express his true self and share with us his stories of how he did it. As with most coming of age stories in the early 2000's...

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We're joined by comedian Bridget Kavanagh this week who claims she was a dorky child, but upon further reflection we think she just had weird hobbies and a bad haircut. We learn Bridget had a personalized Mets bowling ball, a pretty historically accurate Harry Potter Halloween costume and for some reason she joined varsity golf in high school. Ok now that we read it all together, maybe she was dork after all. 

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This week we're joined by comedian Kayleigh Dumas for a tale no teen wants to tell: Kayleigh was pantsed at a pool party! It's your classic story of adolescent live triangles and passive aggression -- ok maybe aggressive aggression from the lenses of three adults who have clearly worked through the issues they had as young people and are doing much better now. Bullying disguised as friendship, undiagnosed ADHD, this episode...

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This week we welcome comedian and writer Emily Landrum! Emily is the oldest of 7 children and was home schooled in a Christian household. As you probably know by now Katie and Laura were...not, so they had a lot of questions! From nail polish envy to realizing she was sort of living in the Foot Loose town, we were thrilled to listen to Emily's stories of growing up not quite on the prairie, but like if the prairie had a snowboa...

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June 30, 2021 73 min

For comedian Jay Whittaker, high school didn't suck. Moving from Los Angeles to Orange County could have been disastrous, but a pro move by Jay's dad helped ensure a smooth transition (Moving between school years? Enroll your kids in summer school!) A social butterfly who could hang just as easily with the jocks, band geeks and theater kids, it's no wonder Jay was voted Most Spirited....twice! 

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After college but before becoming a world traveling comedian, Orlando Baxter needed an escape from corporate America. The path he thought was going to lead him to being a guidance counselor actually made him a math teacher...and a television tech teacher...and a volleyball coach...and an in school suspension teacher. We loved getting to sit down with Orlando and hear all about the route he took to make a difference to the kids in h...

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Katie Makes Brian Talk about His Crushes

  This week we enter a podcast thruple with comedian and host of Katie's OTHER comedy podcast Wicked Funny, Brian Beaudoin. Brian (reluctantly) shares his illustrious history of making grand gestures to girls he's had crushes on, and the array of reactions to his efforts. From mix tape secret tracks to accidentally rowing someone else's makeout canoe, this episode is...a lot.    ...
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This week we welcome comedian Rafi Gonzalez to hear all about the mysterious kidney disease he had as a teenager. One minute he was chugging ONE Coors Light, and the next minute he was in the ER, and the NEXT minute he was spending a summer walking around with a bag of "kidney juice" hanging off of him.

 

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June 2, 2021 46 min
This week comedian and podcaster Stephen Pratt stops by to talk with us about jobs. We dissect the ins and outs of being a paper boy, share our collective angst from time spent in the food services industry, and highlight some other capitalistic highs and lows. Grab yourself an El Presidente margarita from Chili's, and put on your headphones for this super fun episode with a wildly funny guest.    Follow Stephen:

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May 26, 2021 71 min

This week we're joined by comedian and actress Ashleigh Rosé. Laura and Ashleigh met at a taping of Let's Make a Deal so we open the episode with some reminiscing.  Once we remember that's not what we're here to discuss, Ashleigh tells us the unfortunate tale of a college track meet turned food poisoning misadventure. We also talk a lot about our lives pre-covid and what we think -  and hope they're going to loo...

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Get your letterman jacket and gather round. We're joined this week by comedian Jared Freid who shares his journey from pop warner football kid to the ultimate achievement - scoring a touchdown for his high school team - ask to see the VHS! In addition to sports talk, we cover weigh-ins (bullshit), outshining others' expectations of you (huge, yet infuriating), and discovering the benefits of not taking things too seriously....

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This week we welcome comedian, actress and writer Ester Steinberg. As private schooled pre-teen, Ester ran with a tough crew: BG4L to be exact - if you know, you know. Let's face it, when your girl gang is made up of kids with rich parents and minimal supervision, things can get a little crazy. Like so many tales of teenage rebellion, Ester discovered if you fly too close to the sun, you're bound to get burned - or grounded...

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This week we're joined by comedian, writer and singer Wynter Spears. As Wynter shares her experience traveling the world performing with Up with People, Katie realizes she's interviewing one of her childhood idols as she remembers seeing a show as a kid. Wynter's experiences during her time with Up with People helped her find a way to create an adult life as a professional artist and performer.  Normally you can find he...

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