Singleling Podcast

Singleling is a audio series that features stories of single people, regular people at a bar, or comedians and storytellers, in their path towards finding love.
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Dec 31, 2018

Our last episode of 2018 is a portion of our live show at The Lyric Hyperion in Los Angeles, CA this past September. We share stories from Josh Banday, an actor in LA; David Crabb, a storyteller and story coach in LA via NY and Texas; and Sandi Marx, a 7x Moth Slam winner based in New York.

We also talk about or first show of 2019, live in Denver. January 17th at The Buntport Theater. Get your tickets now!

Our show is produced by Vanessa Valerio, our music is by Pavel Rivera and our logo is by Kelvin Chiang.

Thanks for listening and see you in 2019!

Nov 25, 2018

Singleling is celebrating the holiday season with fun stories from Dave, Robin and Sandi.

Dave Hu is a storyteller and writer in New York City. He is a Moth Story Slam winner and performs stories all over the country. The story you will listen today was recorded at a live Moth StorySlam show in NYC on February 2018.

Robing Gelfenbien is a comedian, writer and storyteller who has written jokes for Rosie O’Donnell, who has emceed The Matrix Awards with Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch and Hillary Clinton. Her original comedy songs have been featured on Sirius Satellite Radio, VH1 and AMC. She is the producer and host of Yums The Word, a podcast and live series storytelling show in New York City.

Sandi Marx is a retired talent agent who is now a motivational speaker and spends most of her nights storytelling. She is a 7 times Moth StorySlam winner and has been featured on The Boston Comedy Festival, Cinderblock Festival and PBS’s storytelling show Stories from The Stage. The story you will listen today was recorded at a live show for Risk! Podcast in 2015.

Your host and producer is Vanessa Valerio, a storyteller based in Denver, via Brooklyn. She also co-produces and hosts the monthly comedy show Party of Two in New York City.

Singleling’s music is produced by Brooklyn based musician Pavel Rivera.

Our illustration is by Chilean artist Maria Jose Figueroa.

Oct 28, 2018

Attraction is the action or power of evoking interest, pleasure, or liking for someone or something. On this episode we talk about how attraction can make us blind but also how can we use attraction to improve our personal life and our love life through the Law of Attraction.

Sometimes when we feel very attracted to someone we forget about the world and miss the red flags. Lorena Russi tells us about her experience. Lorena is a Comedian and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, she has hosted Chipotle’s Snapchat channel, and has worked in editing for places like "The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert," Spotify and T-Mobile.

How can we use the Law of Attraction to have a better love life?... Nikki Novo walks us through the process. Nikki is a Cuban-American bestselling author and intuitive dating coach. Her latest book, “The Final Swipe: Heal Your Heart, Find Your Person, and End the Dating Search for Good,” was listed as the number one dating book in Amazon.

Does The Law of Attraction actually work?... YES! Lee Walker is a live proof of that. Lee is a producer and host for the podcast Thank Me Later and she explains us how the Law of Attraction changed her life forever.

Your host and producer is Vanessa Valerio, a storyteller based in Denver, via Brooklyn.

The theme song for Singleling Podcast is by Pavel Rivera, from Twintapes.

Follow us IG: @wearesingleling Twitter: @wersingleling

Sep 16, 2018

This month’s episode is dedicated to showcase Latinos during the Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated in the United States during the month of September.

We start by hearing to the love story of Gian and Nora, the hosts of Bumping Uglies, a podcast that serves as a platform for Latinos artists and athletes in The United States. Nora Cazares is an actor, writer and voice over actor from Craig, Colorado who was raised by Mexican parents. Gian Carlo is a comedian and actor from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, living in Denver. 

We also hear from  Melissa Rocha, a Brooklyn based comic who is originally from Texas. She’s a proud Mexican-American. She performs all over NYC and was most recently at Let’s Fest in Indiana. Check out her instagram: @melsideponytail

We also hear the love story of our host Vanessa's Tia Francis and her husband, Uncle Bryant. This story has appeared on the show before, but since their story is perfect for this theme, we wanted to share it again!

This month we have a brand new theme song composed with love by Pavel Rivera, a beloved Dominican musician living in New York.
Our illustration is by the talented Chilean artist Maria Jose Figueroa, you can follow her art at @figueilustraciones.

Aug 23, 2018
This is a bonus episode!

On our show in Washington DC this April 2018 we had a blast talking love with dating expert Erika Ettin, Other Men Need Help Podcast producer Mark Pagan and comedian Gastor Almonte. It was so much fun that we HAD to share it with you, hope you enjoy it!

This show was hosted by Singleling’s Vanessa Valerio and Singleling’s dear friend the hilarious Cara Foran, producer of The Perfect Liars Club DC.
Music by Twintapes.
Illustration by Maria Jose Figueroa 
Special thanks to:
The Black Cat DC
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
Jul 24, 2018

For this bonus episode we have a piece of our live show at The Black Cat DC this past April 2018. Enjoy some chatting from Vanessa and Cara Foran, and an awesome story from Ayanna Dookie.

Jun 30, 2018

The way we meet our significant others in the 21st century is very
different to the way my mom and dad met.. on this episode we talk
about the way lovers meet, how they keep the fire going and how they realized this person was THE one.

We talked to Vana Koutsomitis, the co-creator of DatePlay, an app that combines dating with games. She tells us about her background, why she thinks online dating is so effective and what is the future of dating.

Megan Hodge, an advocate for body positive attitude, tells us her love story, and you wont believe how it worked out!

Yovanka Sanchez is a storyteller and the founder of La Mariposa Films. She tells us how she met her husband and how after 18 years together they are still in love, as if it was the first date.

Jaime Brickhouse is an author and storyteller in NYC. His memoir and solo show “Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex and My Mother” has been praised by the Washington Post, saying: “no shortage of drama or humor”, and it will be part of the DC Fringe Festival this July, in Minneapolis in August and in San Francisco in September.

Vanessa Valerio is the host and producer of Singleling

Music by Twintapes.
Ilustrations by Maria Jose Figueroa

May 11, 2018

Today’s episode is meant to honor the best superheroe I can think of… she doesn’t wear a cape (usually) but she cooks, cleans, go to work, take care of you when you are sick, is a wife, is a friend and is the best. Our episode today is dedicated to mothers. Thank you mothers for being the best type of human there is.

Happy Mothers Day!

Today, stories by awesome moms!

AmberDrea is a writer, editor and storyteller who has performed all over New York City and has appeared on several podcasts, including Risk!, Fish Out of Agua, Lost & Rewound, The Virgin Chronicles and The Soundtrack Series.

Brittany is the Memphis native, Texas implant that feels conflicted when others ask “Where are you from”. She is a Mother, Nurse, Midwife student and lover things Southern Hospitality. She does it all, as well as hosts a weekly podcast called Hear Ye Podcast.

Leah Harris is a mother, writer and storyteller in the Washington DC area. She has told true tales with Story District, Better Said than Done, and Perfect Liars Club. Her 2016 solo show Aliens, Nazis and Angels was rated among “best of Capital Fringe” by DC Metro Theater Arts.

Carolyn Castiglia is a standup comedian that has appeared on VH1, MTV2, Comedy Central, NBC, Lifetime. She was featured nightly as Nickmom’s “Ultimate Sports Mom”, and she is a frequent guest commentator on HLN. The late Joan Rivers called her “hysterical” and she was named “funniest female comedian” by the Fringe Review Publication.

Hosted and Produced by Vanessa Valerio.

Music by Twintapes.

Ilustration by Maria Jose Figueroa.

Sponsored by TukFab and Manuel Hair Salon.

Apr 22, 2018

The #MeToo movement has changed not only the workplace, but also the dating scene. Getting someone too many drinks on a date, to get a few more kisses out of it is not right. Buying someone a drink doesn’t give you permission to take them home, and seeing a woman with a pronounced cleavage is not a green light for anything. Consent is the only green or red light you should get. Today’s episode is dedicated to teach you and me about consent.


Matty Konrath, a 30-something year old woman living in NYC, who went to a curly hair salon in the neighborhood of Gramercy in Manhattan, and did not get the best haircut… or experience.

Domina Franco, a sex educator, coach and writer who has been studying human sexuality for over 20 years.

For the male perspective we talked with Mark Pagan, who, for personal curiosity, has been studying masculinity for a while and produces the awarded podcast: Other Men Need Help.

We also talked to Jamie Ansley and Courtney Cleman from The V Club.

Courtney Cleman is a New York City based sex + relationship expert. She co-founded The V Club in New York City to help women and men break down the mental barriers that prevent them from having the love life they desire.

Jamie Anslie is a drama therapist. She teaches group and private classes and also leads the Talk Love Chat support group.

The V Club is a space that offers masterclasses that teach women and men everything they need to know about dating, love and relationships to create the love life of their dreams. It currently offers 5 types of classes: How to Get a Second Date, Ladies Come First, Men by Design, The Mature Woman’s Guide to Sexual Health and Relationships and Talk Love: Chat Group.

Your host and producer is Vanessa Valerio.

Our music on this episode is the song “Colorless” by Twintapes.

Today’s episode is sponsored by TukFab, a tuk tuk design and fabrication company.

Mar 26, 2018

This week we continue to bring you long distance relationships stories…

I sat down for a coffee in Brooklyn with Adrien Behn, the producer of Strangers Abroad Podcast.  We talked about her podcast, her trips around the world and love.

The stories come from:
Keith Mellnick, a photographer and storyteller based in Washington DC. The story he shares with us was performed at the live show Sucker for Love 2016 produced by Story District in DC.
Jude Treder-Wolff is the host and creator of (mostly) True Things, a monthly game and storytelling show in Long Island, NY. She has been featured on Mortified, Risk! and The Armando Diaz Experiment, to name a few. She is now performing her solo show This Isn’t Helping.
And me, Vanessa Valerio… On this episode I tell the love story that changed my life.

I hope you like this one!.. Happy Spring and keep loving!

Ps. If you have a story that you want to share or a question you want to ask our dating experts, send us an email!


Music: Painting Ocean Dreams by Twintapes.
Special thanks to:
Story District 

Mar 14, 2018
Love happens in different ways, and sometimes we end up in long distance relationships... not ideal situations, but what can we tell the heart?... the heart always wants what it wants. 
Tami Gatta is an experienced creative arts therapist in the New York, and today she tells us her point of view of long distance relationships and gives us a few tips on how to keep them alive.
Joe Charnitsky tells us about what is like dating in New York... distance might be a make it or break thing.
Meghann Perry is a certified addiction recovery coach, actor, storyteller and teaching artist. She works with adolescents and adults seeking recovery from addiction, and loves to combine her background in the performing arts and her work with this population in her many projects like Improbable Players, Recovery Storytelling, and the Moving Stories Foundation.
Johnathan Appel started performing comedy while living in Taiwan and has performed most venues in New York City. He also works as an education fellow and teaching artist for “Story Pirates!”.

Vanessa Valerio is the producer of Singleling, and is always looking for love stories, so if you have one contact us


Music by Twintapes.
Special thanks to:
Happy Hour Story Hour show in New York City for letting us record Johnathan's story.
Feb 20, 2018

Love stories… Everyone has one, or will have one.

Elena and Juani, a Venezuelan and an Argentinean whose strong attraction followed them forever. This story is part of Liebes Gluck, a book of love stories around the world written by German journalist Kathrin Werner.

This story was recorded through a telephone call, sorry if audio is not great!


Michele Carlo tells us about being hopeful and never stop, no matter what, because every obstacle can be a great opportunity.


David Crabb is a storyteller that after many years living in New York moved to Los Angeles with his husband.


Natasha Price tells us how love sometimes ends up differently of what we expect… and her story is an introduction of what our next episode will be like.


Vanessa Valerio is the producer of Singleling, and is always looking for love stories so if you have one contact us


Music by Twintapes.


Special thanks to:

Storytelling at Big Irvs

Speak Up Rise Up Festival

Jan 26, 2018

Two years ago we started Singleling, and this January 23rd we celebrated it with a show and party at LPR in New York City.

This show features stories by:

Sydnee Washington and Calvin Cato, stand up comedians in New York and performing for the first time on Singleling.

Sandi Marx, a resident on Singleling, has been on tour with us and has appeared in several of our episodes.

Gianmarco Soresi, storyteller and comedian, returning back to our show with one of the most heartful stories on our entire 2 year series.

This show we wanted to make it different, for this reason we invited Pavel Rivera, the producer of our theme song, and a great musician.

And, as always, the show was produced and hosted by Vanessa Valerio. A dating expert, only because of too much practice.

Special thanks to Alex Tabar and Ramon Cabrera who recorded this show.

Our show was sponsored by PUERTO VIEJO, Dominican restaurant in Brooklyn, LA LOTERIA, Mexican restaurant in New York City and Pleasure Chest, luxury sex shop in New York City, LA and Chicago. Thank you so much to them for the amazing and generous gifts provided to our audience.

And big thanks to you, for keeping us on air for two years!!

Happy birthday to us!