Ready for some royalty? No, not that kind – this week we feature the Trashy Divorces of music royalty! Alicia details the First Couple of Country Music, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Their relationship covered a lot of territory, from a heroic table flip to a double-barreled shotgun, and every other country music trope you can think of. Then Stacie takes us back to Memphis for the story of The King, Elvis Presley, and his (sorta)... Read more
To celebrate Mother’s Day, we decided to cover the Mother of Trashy Divorces – Elizabeth Taylor! And to cover Elizabeth Taylor, we asked our friend and Elizabeth Taylor superfan Erica Kelley of the Southern Fried True Crime podcast to join us! There is so much tea in this episode, friends. Not just the seven husbands and eight weddings, but all the side stories and rabbit holes that give us all the joy (and all the feels). Elizabet... Read more
This week, Stacie shares a listener suggestion: Barnaby Joyce, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and, apparently, a trash man on the make. After a career as a family values champion, a 2018 sex scandal known as #barnababy brought a swift end to his 24-year-long marriage and a firm estrangement from his four daughters. After the break, Alicia has a story she’s been waiting her whole life to tell: Martha Mitchell, wife of Nix... Read more
Alicia explains the multifaceted life and times of former Hollywood executive turned writer warrior for justice Dominick Dunne to Stacie. Stacie shares the unimaginably complicated and (yet somehow) inspiring love of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Promo: Patreon.com/TrashyDivorces
This week, we look at very different relationships. Stacie shares the sordid tale of the nearly six-decade-long marriage of New York real estate developer Harry Macklowe and his wife Linda, who recently completed their trashy divorce at the tender ages of 80+. Then, Alicia has all the tea on the three trashy divorces – and deeply sad personal story – of Marilyn Monroe, a timeless icon who married and divorced the likes of Joe DiMag... Read more
Join us for an exploration of the failed romances that shaped – but certainly didn’t break – two pioneering women writers. First, Alicia brings us an enduring mystery from the life of the mother of the genre, Agatha Christie. On Friday, December 3, 1926, the 36-year-old author disappeared without a trace, only be found 11 days later safe and sound in a hotel in Harrogate. What happened during this period has been a point of specula... Read more
This week, pull on something mustard yellow and get your glitter scarves out of the closet: we’re taking a trip to the 1970s! First up, Stacie has the trashy situation that rock superstars Fleetwood Mac found themselves in circa 1977, when the whole band was a roiling mess of heartbreak, infidelity, illicit attraction, and power-pop prowess. In the second block, Alicia has the heartwrenching story of the marriage of Carly Simon and... Read more
And we’re back! In case you aren’t familiar with the subjects of our season two opener, Donald Trump is the son of a real estate millionaire based in Queens, New York. He got into the family business as a young man and made a bit of a name for himself, ultimately becoming a reality TV star. Along the way, he had five children, three weddings, and a couple of trashy divorces. We’re not ruling out a third divorce for him, either. His... Read more
Yes, it’s our week off, but we wanted to share some of the Trashy Tidbits that we put up on Patreon, as well as reveal Stacie’s hard-hitting No-Strology rebuttal to Alicia’s astrological framework. And wouldn’t you know it? No-Strology works pretty well as weird science too. We also update you on some Royals action, Rudy shouting, and preview a trashy octogenarian NYC divorce. See you back next Sunday, March 31, for Season 2!
For our season one finale – we’re taking one week off and will return March 31 – we wanted to play a little, so we’re telling some stories that might not normally fit into a theme this week. First, Alicia brings us the story of the King and Queen of the Jazz Age, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. Though they never actually divorced, the story is a great illustration of the reality that some marriages and don’t work, an... Read more
Welcome to Week 11, where we bring some soft focus to a bleak topic with some divorces that seem to have genuinely left everybody – and perhaps the relationship itself – in better shape. First, Stacie tells the weird story of music and television stars Sonny & Cher, and how Sonny’s unshakable vision of what Cher’s dreams looked like ultimately broke their relationship beyond repair. Then Alicia shares the tale of England’s Prince A... Read more
This week, we talk musical royalty from the UK and the US. First, Alicia tells us the terribly trashy tale of the love triangle between Beatle George Harrison, his wife, model Pattie Boyd, and guitar legend Eric Clapton. Then, Stacie brings us back across the pond to cover the fascinating but heartbreaking story of Ike and Tina Turner. This one’s tough, but we can all celebrate that ultimately, Tina Turner escaped an abusive relati... Read more
This week, Alicia and Stacie look at a couple of divorces featuring people whose names may not be top of mind, but whose wealth makes them almost untouchable – until their marriages fail. Swiss businessman Maurice Amon has been embroiled in a high-profile divorce from his socialite wife Tracey Hejailan since 2015. The case has made global headlines for the light it has shone on a certain tiny nation’s divorce laws, as well as a nas... Read more
Welcome to episode 8, where we're talking big time religious hucksters! Alicia walks us through the very trashy life - and marriages, and divorces - of Scientology founder and apparent boat enthusiast L. Ron Hubbard, and Stacie gives us the play-by-play of the scandal that didn't really change American evangelicalism (but probably should have), PTL Club founders Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.
A very merry Valentine’s Day to you and yours! To celebrate this ancient celebration of love, Alicia and Stacie invited a favorite friend pursuing her PhD in Mythology to talk about the Trashy Divorces of the ancient world. Alicia (yes, her name is also Alicia) shares a selection of sometimes disturbing, occasionally baffling, but deeply, deeply trashy interactions by gods, goddesses, and heroes from different cultures of yore.
This week, Alicia and Stacie explore the not-so-fairytale world of English royalty, and the fated romances of two of the modern era’s Prince of Wales. First, we look at possibly the most famous trashy divorce in living memory, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Next, we give a fresh take on the romance – or was it? – between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, which led him to abdicate the English throne after less than a year upon it.... Read more
This week, we jump jump back to the early '90s to get into two of the most infamous cases of the decade: Joey & Mary Jo Buttafuoco (and Amy Fisher), and John & Lorena Bobbitt. Journey with us to the trashy past while we take a second look at these cases and why they still matter. See source content and more at trashydivorces.com.
This week, we look at two women who got famous – and then got married – way too young. Britney Spears was a pop juggernaut before she was 18 years old. Within a few years, she was desperately lashing out in pursuit of a life she could call her own. Drew Barrymore was born to Hollywood royalty, but was forced to take on life on her own very young. Both found their way into ill-advised marriages that ended with great fanfare.
Looking for some southern hospitality? Well, there’s some of that. This week, Alicia brings you the trashy divorce of Gone With The Wind author and Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell, while Stacie shares the long and trashy story of the several weddings, divorces, and many, many affairs of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. For sources and more, check out trashydivorces.com.
Some people pursue fame relentlessly, while others can’t seem to shake the most notorious chapters of their lives. This week, Stacie shares the trashy, almost four year long divorce of reality TV fixture – and super smart businessperson – Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York City. After the break, Alicia shares a golden oldie of trashy divorces – the 1950s love triangle between Debbie Reynolds, her husband Eddie Fish... Read more