2016 has been a tough year for the whole world, deaths and hatred ruled this year. However, we should not get stuck in negative thoughts and actions, we should always try to see the glass half full… On this episode we hear from strong women as they tell us the happy events of their lives during this shit show of year 2016:
My grandmother, Filpa Mejia.
Jean Le Bec is a grandmother and storyteller that performs all over New York.
Athalie Paynting is a former semi-pro wrestler turned sales executive, turned storyteller, turned sexual counselor.
Shruti is a recent graduate from Iowa State Architecture University and is living her dream.
Julia Whitehouse is a writer, performer and storyteller based in NYC. She has performed all over New York and is the host of Happy Hour Story Hour.
And stay until the end for a special hello from my cutie nephew, Noah Zambrano.
Everyone needs love and sex and sometimes we compromise with just sex and get in a friends with benefits relationship, however this situation is not for everyone… Today on Singleling we see different friends with benefits scenarios.
I. I don’t want a Friend with benefits
Not everyone wants a friends with benefit relationship, storyteller David Arroyo tells us about a time a girl misunderstood his interest in being just friends.
II. Why is sex so important?
Sexologist Randi Levinson explains why we need sex and how is it that sometimes some of us cant separate sex and emotions.
III. Friends with benefits… not that great after all
Comedian, storyteller and storytelling instructor for The Story Studio, Gail Thomas tells us that sometimes Mr. Maybe is not
IV. A rare case of love
Isabel’s happy ending.
When two people decide to form an union of some kind it can be challenging to make things work smoothly, because of the way that both people were raised, because of their background or even their language… However in today’s dating scene language and culture are not the only barriers that singles are facing, texting, corporal language and online dating are some of the things that we have to deal with and overcome when trying to effectively communicate in this modern age.
On this episode Vanessa talks to Mark Pagan, a storyteller, multimedia artist and fellow Latino, about how the mix of the Latin fire with the pragmatic American style, make an excellent balance.
Michele Carlo. A native New Yorker, performer, storyteller and author of Fish out of Agua. www.michelecarlo.com
Pierce McManus is a Washington DC based storyteller and co-host of The Perfect Liars Club. www.piercemcmanus.com
Erika Ettin is the founder of A Little Nudge, the preeminent online dating coach in the US, and "the new voice of online dating." A Little Nudge has been profiled on NPR, the Washington Post, WUSA9, and AskMen.com. Erika is also JDate's leading expert, has been a featured columnist on Philly.com, and her weekly column syndicated through the Chicago Tribune. Her book, Love at First Site, has also received high acclaim.
Bryant and Francis Gross. Vanessa’s Dominican aunt and her American husband talk about their multicultural love.
Break ups are tough… we all go through them and sooner or later we move on from those relationships and feelings. On this episode we hear stories of how social media amplifies the sadness of a break up, how we build a case against the ex’s new love without knowing the other side of the coin, and we hear two sides of dishonest relationships.
David Lawson: A writer and performer in NYC that has appeared on Risk!, Mortified, Mara Wilson’s What are you Afraid of and many others.
Steve Whyte: A drummer, storyteller and improviser in NYC.
Jefferson Bites: is an artist and storyteller, host of Foreplay, a storytelling show featuring sex, love and desire stories.
Prya Chavez is a lawyer in New York City.
This episode was produced in collaboration with It’s Not Personal, an anthology of female dating experiences, created and organized by Sara Radin and Vanessa Gattinella.
Summer is ending but probably not without fun and great memories… and a lot of the times those memories involved summer flings. On this episode we listen to stories of how summer plays an important part in love and dating. Stories about young love, college years, sex, online dating and real love.
Tracey Segara is a Moth Story Slam winner that started her career in New York as a reporter and now is the marketing director of a top communication agency and in her free time writes and performs all over town and produces the storytelling show “Now You’re Talking” in Long Island.
Meredith Whipple is a digital communication specialist and a storyteller, improviser and a music performer in Washington DC.
Elyse Wanshel is an associate editor for the Huffington Post and during her free time she performs stories all over New York.
Greg DeLucia started his career in television production and now is a writer, social media editor, storyteller and producer for the storytelling show “Family Dinner” in New York City.
At least once in our lives we have had a big crush on a friend, and chances are that we ended up being heartbroken because our love is not reciprocated. Today on Singleling we talk about the infamous friend zone that we want to avoid so bad.
Being a teenager in love of that perfect girl that is everything, but in reality… is not. Sam Dingman, a storyteller, podcaster, improviser and Moth GrandSlam winner, tells us a story about his teenage love, which basically is an episode of Dawson’s Creek.
How can we get out of that pink color area that is the friend zone?... Rupert Eyles, a storyteller from the UK, tells us how he went from being the principal friend to a married man.
I get a free and fun therapy session from Tami Gatta, a therapist in Brooklyn that uses creative outlets as part of her therapy healing treatments.
The friend zone from the eyes of Tarik Daniels, a fabulous guy comedian in NYC.
After the storm, there comes the calm. Angela, a fashion designer in Miami tells us how she fell in love.
One Night Stands
Having casual sex is ok, but for me, growing up in a religious and very closed minded environment and culture, one night stands were some what of a taboo, so I wanted to learn how other people in this modern world see one night stands.
On this episode I first talked to Athalie, who is getting ready to start her Masters degree in Human Sexuality and whom gave me her opinion on why some people are better at causal sex than some of us. Secondly Bobby will tell us how technology is completely changing the way we can get sex. And last but certainly not least, Susan and Jamie gives us heartful stories of what could happen after a one night stand.
On this episode:
Special thanks to Andrea Mustain, consultant content editor
The Way We Met
People always ask me where can they meet people to date and I tell them what I do, I go to a lot of events, I get involved in many activities and I also do online dating… but I feel that I am not the right person to answer this question because despite of all the things that I do to meet a potential romantic partner, I am still single… So on this episode we hear stories of how people that have healthy and loving relationships met.
Host and Producer: Vanessa Valerio
AC (aka, the coolest cab driver in town)
Sandi Marx + Keith Marshall
Music by: Sir-Silljian
Special thanks to:
And everyone that filled out the “The Way We Met” survey and answered our Facebook questions
“Ghosting” is becoming a popular unpleasant trend, and it is not limited to only one gender or a certain age range, pretty much everyone is doing it… but why? And how is this trend affecting us? On this episode we listen to how women see the “ghosting” phenomenon and how it is affecting them… a look at only one side of the equation.
Hosted by: Vanessa Valerio
Advice from: Krissy Dolor
Director of Dating at eFlirt.com
Production: Vanessa Valerio
Sound Editor: Roland Vajs
“Ghosting” is becoming a popular unpleasant trend, and it is not limited to only one gender or a certain age range, pretty much everyone is doing it… but why? And how is this trend affecting us? On this episode we listen to how men see the “ghosting” phenomenon and how it is affecting them… a look at only one side of the equation.
Hosted by: Vanessa Valerio
Stories by: Nisse Greenberg
Paul Della Guardia
Sound Editor: Pavel Rivera
Sometimes we do crazy things for love and for the people we want to impress. This episode features four stories of different crazy, embarrassing and romantic things we do for love.
Stories by Cagla Ulusoy , Sina Ozbudun, Keith Mellnick and Alejandro Arias.
Host/Producer: Vanessa Valerio
Sound Mixer: Pavel Rivera
How is online dating changing our dating encounters and social interactions?
This episode features opinions, comments and stories by Vanessa Valerio, Jimmy Lyons, Merve Poyraz, Amy Dixon, Davine Ker, David Hu and Sarah Chandler.
Host/producer: Vanessa Valerio
Sound Editor/producer: Pavel Rivera
Singleling features stories of single people in their path towards finding love. This episode theme is Valentine's day and features stories from different perspectives from normal people on the streets and points of view from professional storytellers Asher Novek and Julie Polk.
Singleling is a podcast that features stories of single people in their path towards finding love. This episode's theme is First Dates, the host Vanessa Valerio tells a story about a first date with an actor-looking men and a Edo, a Brooklyn resident, tells a story of a first date gone wrong.