Trashy Divorces

Trashy Divorces

A Good Podcast About Bad Relationships. Every Sunday, Alicia and Stacie take you on a comedic ride through two stories of marital misconduct and love gone wrong, blending biography, pop culture, history, and politics. "It’s one part Vanity Fair meets Town & Country, one part country music song—and an all-around good time." - The Atlantan. "Enjoying the juicy details of other people’s relationships is having a moment." Sunday Times Style Magazine (UK). "When this shameless show about bad relationships kicks off with astrological analysis of the couplings discussed in the episode, you know it’s going to be a party." AV Club

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May 12, 2021 43 min
For this week's installment of Trashy Royals, we wanted to surface one of our most popular Patreon episodes. You wouldn't think that Isabella of France (1295-1358) would bring the heat, but you would be mistaken. This one has all kinds of trashcandy, as well as Stacie's favorite alternative pronunciation of a historical name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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It's Mother's Day in America, and we decided to celebrate two powerhouse women with a fascinating family tie. First up, Alicia has country superstar Reba McEntire's two divorces. Then Stacie walks us through the ongoing divorce of singer and television host Kelly Clarkson, Reba's one-time step-daughter-in-law. Promo Betterhelp.com/trashy – Get 10% off your first month when you sign up at the link! The Oak Tree Group...
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This week in Trashy Royals, it's time for a trip to Monaco, a tiny country with a lot of #trashcandy! This week, Alicia gets into the Practical Magic-esque Grimaldi Curse, Prince Albert I, Prince Rainer III, dubious marketing schemes, so many ladies, and some Trashy Divorces Alums too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Worried that Monaco’s Princess Caroline may feel left out after her sister was covered two weeks ago, Alicia brings us the trashy and tragic details of her three marriages. Content warning: Public urination! Then, Stacie has a figure for our times, the billionaire space pioneer with all the feels, Elon Musk. Promo StoryWorth. Visit StoryWorth.com/trashy for $10 off your first purchase. The Oak Tree Group. Need help getting your fin...
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This week on Trashy Royals, we hop on our broomsticks and fly back to the heady days when men were men and a mildly inconvenient storm at sea could prompt a monarch to burn a bunch of his subjects at the stake! That's right: It's King James VI (of Scotland) and James I (of England and Ireland) time! This guy was obsessed with witchcraft and witches, sending a sickening number of innocents to be burned at the stake or hanged...
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Stacie gets nostalgic for the '90s with a real ex-file, the marriage and divorce of actors Tea Leoni and David Duchovny. Then Alicia has the seven husbands and deeply sad life of the mid-20th century's "Poor Little Rich Girl," Barbara Hutton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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There are fascinating through lines that draw House Windsor together in unexpected, and even (to our boring middle class values) unseemly, ways. In today's foray into Trashy Royals, Alicia introduces us to Prince of Wales "Dirty" Bertie, the future Edward VII, and one of his longtime mistresses, Alice "Freddie" Keppel. And then we meet again a young Prince Charles, the longest serving Prince of Wales, and learn ...
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Alicia celebrates the launch of our new Wednesday Trashy Royals episodes with the wild life and times of Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Stacie takes us through the ups and downs and downs of actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd's two divorces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Welcome to our new season 10 mid-week drops, Trashy Royals! Today, Alicia has the tale of a possibly cursed pearl, La Peregrina, which was the largest pearl ever found when it was pulled from Panamanian waters. It would spend centuries bothering Europe's first families before an English Duke gave it to Sotheby's for auction in 1969, and the legend of La Peregrina gained a brand new chapter with a different kind of royalty. ...
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And we’re back! This week, Alicia looks into the strangely tragic life of one of the 20th century’s funniest women, writer Dorothy Parker. Then Stacie takes us on an empathy trip through the love and dissolution of the marriage of comic actors Amy Poehler and Will Arnett.  Promo Apostrophe – Get $15 off your visit at apostrophe.com/trashy, with code Trashy at signup. Magic Spoon – Get $5 off a variety pack of delicious, gluten-free...
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Welcome to our Season 9 finale! Alicia has the very trashy tale of what happened after Stella got her groove back! Author Terry McMillan broke all the rules by marrying a much younger man, and when he later came out as gay, her anger was almost all-consuming. Stacie has a couple who really underperformed in the trash department, but the sweet aftermath of the divorce of actress Anna Faris and Guardian of the Galaxy Chris Pratt seem...
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When it comes to women who roar, we’ve got two fabulous ones. Stacie has the short story of the marriage of pop queen Katy Perry and British narcissist Russell Brand, who notified her of the divorce by text message. Alicia takes us to 1970s and early 1980s Palm Beach for the wild ride of rich guy Peter Pulitzer and his second marriage and divorce, to the loud and proud Roxanne Pulitzer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap...
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This week, we’re pulling a few recent favorites from the Patreon vault! Stacie has some wild tales from the career of America’s first Lady Pinkerton, Kate Warne, who pioneered the field for women in the 19th century. Then, Alicia has the very trashy gilded age life of Consuelo Vanderbilt, whose marriage of convenience to the Duke of Marlborough ended up being anything but. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi...
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This week, we’re focusing on two women who made some interesting choices in their youth. Alicia has Cybill Shepherd, whose early affair with director Peter Bogdanovich nearly ended her show business career. Stacie has the bad marriage of singer-actor Mandy Moore and the scandal-plagued rocker Ryan Adams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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This week we’re taking a look at a couple of American princesses, er, heiresses. First, Stacie has the bizarre story of Patty Hearst, granddaughter of William Randolph, whose abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 led to a crime spree that stunned the world. Then, Alicia has the scandalous life and loves of Lee Radziwill, the sister of Jackie O, who struggled in the shadow of her sister. Learn more about your ad choice...
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It’s been a cold week, friends, so we thought we’d take the show someplace warm and take a look at two of the 20th century’s most notable yacht owners: it’s Greek shipping magnate week on TD! Alicia has the trashy life of Aristotle Onassis, while Stacie has the trashy tale of his archrival Stavros Niarchos. These two cut a path of destruction through the lives of the people who loved them, often with tragic results. Learn more abou...
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Happy Valentine’s Day! We both realized we’d already released some stories that hit the Valentine’s Day sweet spot for us over on Patreon! Stacie has the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky story of cartoonist Charles Addams, whose decades of darkly screwball New Yorker cartoons became The Addams Family. Then, Alicia has perhaps the perfect distillation of Truman Capote’s Swans, the actress and author Carol Saroyan Matthau, who ma...
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February 12, 2021 3 min
Check out Done & Dunne, a new podcast exploring writer Dominick Dunne's quest for justice amidst his incisive commentary of the high society set. Alicia (Trashy Divorces) leads a far ranging romp through the novels and Vanity Fair columns of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable literary contributors. Covering courthouses and country clubs, Dunne’s voice was one for the ages, and Done & Dunne ensures that voice c...
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This week, Alicia gets her dander up with the marriage and divorce of burlesque star Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson, including a discussion of the disturbing allegations that have been made against him in recent days. Then, Stacie spills the tea about the two families that lawyer Johnnie Cochran juggled for more than a decade. Intimate Partner Violence Resources (Thank you to Erica Kelley of Southern Fried True Crime for compili...
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Well Trashpandas, Mercury is returning to retrograde, and as proof, Stacie's computer has flung itself head first toward oblivion. But good news: Instead of her regularly scheduled profile this week, we're finally able to share some of the awesome listener letters you've sent in. Then, Alicia has the two divorces but decidedly lovely life of the splendid Audrey Hepburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....
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