About the podcast
Since its premiere on the Head Gum Network in August 2015, the This Is Why You're Single podcast has repeatedly hit the iTunes top 10 list for comedy podcasts – and peaked at #68 worldwide. It has garnered over 3 million downloads.
The A.V. Club wrote: "Dating advice show junkies should find a place among the best for Lane and Spera’s growing, modern millennial voice." The Huffington Post named it one of "8 Podcasts To Improve Your Love Life" and Glamour wrote "If looking at the Tinder app on your phone makes you break out in hives for fear of yet another "meh" date in your future, try tuning in to This Is Why You’re Single... [They] will make you laugh and give you some practical dating advice." They've been called the "cool older sisters I never had" by more than one listener.
Laura and Angela candidly breakdown real-life dating disasters, discuss dating news and studies, and play games like "sex toy or children's toy?" The podcast seeks to empower people who are single and in relationships through their own embarrassing stories and self-deprecating sense of humor. It is an inclusive platform for people across the dating spectrum, sharing experiences from people who are gay, straight, trans, bi-sexual, bi-curious, monogamous, polyamorous, married, single... and those who can't be categorized or think labels are dumb. They've tackled topics such as dating with disabilities, dating while transitioning genders, STI shaming, ageism, being an introvert, sexual fluidity, slut-shaming and many more.
Guests have included Broad City's Arturo Castro, Lethal Weapon's Johnathan Fernandez, High Maintenance's Chris Roberti, Nightly Show writer/reporter Jordan Carlos, Observer J-Spot columnist Jasmine Lobe, author & feminist writer Jennifer Wright, Community writer and My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me author Hilary Winston, Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder, The Bachelor's Jenna Burke, the founders of dating apps including J-Swipe, Coffee Meets Bagel and Badoo, as well as a dominatrix, a drag queen, sexologist, a professional bridesmaid and a "unicorn."
To submit guest requests for the podcast, you can email us at email@example.com with the subject line “GUEST REQUEST” or visit our contact page. Please state 1. Credentials (With few exceptions, we no longer accept “coaches.” We need real legitimate credentials: LPC/LCPC/LPCC/LMHC/LMFT/LCSW/LP/ABPP/CMFT/LAMFT/MFT, etc.) 2. Topics you'd be able to discuss.
Note: We look for comedians, actors, sex or relationship experts with legitimate credentials and published authors of relevant books. We are also interested in talking with members of niche dating communities. If you have an interesting story, when in doubt – pitch us!
We have amazing sponsors on our podcast. They allow us to keep doing what we do and keep our podcast FREE for you. Best of all they hook it up with cool discounts for our listeners. We only work with brands we use ourselves and are obsessed with. Tell us what you think of the companies & if you have any trouble using our codes, email us personally!
Adam and Eve (very sexy stuff) - 50% off most items, 3 FREE adult DVDs, plus a FREE mystery gift and free shipping. Enter code: SINGLE
Away (super cool luggage you can charge your phone with) - $20 off luggage. Enter code: SINGLE
Bioclarity (green acne treatment that works) - First month for $9.95 + free shipping. Enter code: SINGLE
Brooklinen (amazing luxury sheets & bedding) - $20 off and free shipping. Enter code: THISISWHY
Calm (app to help you sleep, meditate and relax) - 25% off a Calm Premium subscription. Go to: CALM.COM/SINGLE
Care/Of (great vitamin subscription box) - 50% off your first month. Enter code: THISISWHY50
Hellofresh (meal kit delivery) - $60 off. Enter code: THISISWHY60
Honeybook (support for small business owners) - 50% off the first year. Enter code: SINGLE
Joybird (cool furniture) - 25% off your first order. Enter code: SINGLE
LOLA (organic tampons that are pretty) - 60% off your first tampon order. Enter code: SINGLE40
MVMT (sleek & cool watches & sunglasses) - 15% off with free shipping. Go to: mvmtwatches.com/single
Postmates (personal delivery service) - $100 of free delivery credit for your first 7 days. Enter code: THISISWHY
Quip (stylish toothbrush subscription) - first refill pack free. Go to: getquip.com/single
StoryWorth (family stories bound in a beautiful hardcover book) - $20 off. Go to: storyworth.com/singl
Squarespace (website builder that we use!) - 10% off your subscription. Enter code: SINGLE
Talkspace (therapy) - get $45 off your first month. Enter code: SINGLE
ThirdLove (amazing fitting cute bras) - 15% off your first purchase. Go to: thirdlove.com/single
Zola (the best wedding registry) - $50 credit. Go to: zola.com/single