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Ep #18 Amari Ice: Empowering gay men

“Love is not a fairytale. It’s more like a video game. And the #1 reason anybody is single or will soon be single again is because they’re trying to have a level 25 relationship with level 3 skills.” Author, relationship coach and certified matchmaker Amari Ice (@princeamari) is a pioneer - and he’s on a mission to empower gay men to have the lasting love they desire and deserve. In this interview, he and Francesca discuss the parallels and differences between helping gay men and straight women finding love. Amari drops all the wisdom about what holds people back from finding love and what it takes to move past the love blocks of the past.

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Ep #17 *Minisode* Francesca Hogi: How To Finally Love Yourself

“Self confidence isn’t the same as self love.” In this minisode, love and life coach Francesca puts on her coaching hat and breaks down The Self Love Formula™, 5 steps to learn to finally learn to love yourself. She shares the same step-by-step “self love check-in” she uses with her clients and for herself.

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Ep #16 Ben Bidwell, "The Naked Professor": Dropping the mask of toxic masculinity

“Like tears, I felt like kindness, compassion and empathy weren’t personality traits I could embrace if I wanted to thrive as a man.” Ben Bidwell, a.k.a. “The Naked Professor” (@thenakedprofessor) has come a long way from being a “toxic man” to a coach, writer and speaker who teaches the power of vulnerability, the importance of mental health and self love. Ben opens up about his personal development journey which began out of his frustration with not being able to orgasm, his struggles with insecurity, his desire to find a truly connected love relationship, and his ability to inspire and transform the lives of others.

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Ep #15 *Minisode* Francesca Hogi: Rejection Isn't Real

“Rejection is a feeling. Your feelings are valid, but your feelings aren’t facts.” This week, Francesca puts on her coaching hat to break down her philosophy “rejection isn’t real”. Whether you fear romantic rejection, professional rejection or you’re dealing with heartbreak -- she has advice to share on how you can start to reframe your story about rejection and use your new perspective to change your life.

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Ep #14 Carmen Rodgers: Loving love

“I love love. I think experiencing love and heartbreak is par for the course.” Singer/songwriter (and more) Carmen Rodgers (@carmenrodgers) joins Francesca to talk falling in love, why she loves dating, pouring her heart out into her music, heartbreak, bouncing back, what exactly Janet Jackson smells like, the power of scent, Carmen’s skincare line, and more!

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Ep #13 Marcella Kroll: Embracing your magic

"Magic is the only authority I've ever listened to." Magic! Literal and figurative as artist and intuitive (and Francesca's psychic life coach) Marcella Kroll (@marcellakroll) talks about growing up as an outsider, her journey to embracing her magic, dealing with social media "compare and despair" learning to love herself, how she counsels people seeking love advice, her upcoming book Priestess and more!

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Ep #12 Bex Carlos: Growing up and figuring it out

Francesca and Bex (@loudmouthbruja) discuss growing up with “romantic longing” as “weird, smart” women of color. Bex shares what it was like growing up first generation Mexican American in St. Louis, how the 2016 presidential election inspired her to start a podcast to “make sense of the melaninless”, how she’s using witchcraft to connect to her ancestral roots, and what it’s like for her to be in an interracial relationship. They talk sex, sex ed, bad sex ed, and more!

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Ep #11 Corinne Kaplan: Dating makes a great story

“Professional dater”, “advanced drinker” and “social climber” (all her words!) Corinne Kaplan (@corinsanity) sits down with Francesca to discuss her adventure-based approach to dating, her potentially impossible dating standards, and how she lives her best single life. Corinne is a two-time Survivor contestant, Amazing Race contestant and host of the podcast My Best Friend Corinne.

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Ep #10 Dana Hamilton: A sex writer on a mission

Playboy sex writer Dana Hamilton shares her journey to her current career, which came about as part of her eating disorder recovery process. Discovering a pleasure based healing model changed her relationship to her body, pleasure and sex. Dana shares how she began writing about sex, what it’s like to date while speaking boldly and publicly about her own sex life, and more.

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Ep #9 Tazima Parris: Self worth and speaking your truth

Sex and intimacy coach Tazima Parris (@tazimaparris) is back on the podcast dropping more wisdom about sex, relationships, self love and exploration. She and Francesca discuss the struggle to love yourself and where to begin if you don’t feel worthy. Tazima opens up about her decision to begin sharing her own sexually adventurous past, as well as how her life has changed now that she’s married.

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Ep #8 Poly Gal Seeks: The real deal on polyamory

Poly Gal Seeks (@polygalseeks) is a mid-thirties queer polyamorous mom and co-host of A Mighty Love podcast. She shares with Francesca her journey from being in a monogamous heterosexual marriage to discovering polyamory. Poly candidly breaks down what polyamory looks like for her, how she knew this was the lifestyle she never knew she needed, as well as how polyamory differs from relationship to relationship. This conversation breaks down fact from fiction on this controversial subject.

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Ep #7 Mandy Hale: Writing your own love story

New York Times bestselling author Mandy Hale (@thesinglewoman) joins Francesca to discuss founding The Single Woman movement, the importance of positive public images of singlehood, and the advantages and pitfalls of her massive social media presence. Mandy candidly shares her personal mental health struggles that led her to write her latest book, You Are Enough, how she approaches dating, and what it’s like to be both an outspoken liberal and Christian in 2019.

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Ep #6 Paul Walling: Following your heart

Actor Paul Walling (@abefromansausageking) and Francesca talk their 20 year friendship, their romantic and personal journeys of exploration, and being bold enough to leave their legal careers behind to follow their hearts. Paul talks about his first coming out at age 26 (as gay) and his second coming out at 40 (as an actor). It’s a funny and insightful conversation about finding your own path in love and in life.

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Ep #5 Damona Hoffman: Manifesting love

Damona Hoffman (@damonahoffman) is a certified dating coach, TV personality and podcast host. In this episode, she also reveals her other, lesser known talents as a psychic, Reiki healer, and more! Francesca and Damona discuss their own use of “woo woo” including how Damona used Feng Shui to help manifest her husband. Balancing the practical and the ethereal, this episode is chock full of wisdom about how to use the unseen to make love happen.

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Ep #4 Andrea Boehlke: Dating in public

Three time Survivor contestant, co-host of People Now and podcast host Andrea Boehlke (@andreaboehlke) opens up about living and dating in the public eye, dating both fans and celebrities, navigating success, happiness, and the reality behind her seemingly glamorous life. Andrea and Francesca discuss how being on Survivor has affected their lives and love lives -- both positively and negatively, dealing with self doubt, how they stay productive and happy and what success looks like for them today.

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Ep #3 Tazima Parris: How to have more pleasure and intimacy

Sex and relationship coach Tazima Parris (@tazimaparris) drops gem after gem of wisdom about sex, intimacy, communication and more. You need to hear what Tazima has to say about emasculation, the pleasure gap and how to have better sex. Tazima gives more sex education in this conversation than most of us have heard in our lives. This is a can’t miss conversation for anyone who wants more pleasure, more connection and more love!

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Ep #2 Ashley Manta, "The Cannasexual®"

Sex educator, cannabis advocate and “America’s High Priestess of Pleasure”, Cannasexual® Ashley Manta (@cannasexual) breaks down how cannabis can deepen pleasure and intimacy, loving yourself and your body, and the sex-positive cannabis movement. That’s right, cannabis can help you have better sex! Ashley also shares her own journey of healing sexual trauma using cannabis. Even if you don’t know CBD from THC (you will after this episode!) Ashley has much wisdom to share about pleasure, body love, and how to use cannabis mindfully.

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Ep #1 Tunde Adebimpe: Love Songs, Creativity and Inner Peace

Rock star, zen master and creative genius Tunde Adebimpe (@tadebimpe) sits down with Francesca for a hilarious and inspiring conversation about love, love songs, and more. Tunde is best known as the lead singer of TV On The Radio (@tvontheradio), and in addition he’s an actor, visual artist, filmmaker, and more. They discuss love, love songs, marriage, dating disasters, being married to your bandmates, creativity, perspective and more! From the personal to the universal, it’s a thought-provoking, inspiring and often hilarious conversation. 

 

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