Almost 30

Tune in for a new episode every Tuesday to hear our honest conversations about topics like wellness, entrepreneurship, spirituality & self-development. IT’S REAL, IT’S RAW, AND IT’S UNFILTERED. Inspired by our transition from our twenties to our thirties, we realized it’s so much more than that. Our mission is to provide you with the tools & motivation you need to propel your personal growth and to navigate any transition in your life.
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Sep 26, 2017

This week we're talkin' about SEX, LOVE & OTHER THINGS (hehe shameless plug for our event on October 14th) with Co-Founder and CEO of Unbound Box, POLLY RODRIGUEZ!  We discuss everything from how and why she started Unbound Box, her battle at 21 years old with colon cancer and early menopause, the male dominated sex industry, to sexuality as a whole. Polly and Unbound Box have been featured in press like BustleThe New York Times, Bravo, Glamour, and POPSUGAR for revolutionizing the sex industry and giving the best advice as a boss-ass business owner. With that being said, here's some of the goodies we explore in the episode:

  • Polly's experience with colon cancer while living abroad in Spain - having the symptoms and not knowing what to do, dropping out of school, chemotherapy, surgeries, being catapulted into menopause, and ultimately being embarrassed by her illness and sexuality
  • the negative stigmas with menopause and any major health deficiency
  • her professional time on Capitol Hill, then moving to Manhattan and deciding to go into business strategy and working for a dating startup
  • why SEX is so stigmatized & how Polly found the market opportunity to address it through a brand new project
  • the resistance and criticism she received for starting Unbound Box, with her reputation being highly judged
  • her first sex trade show, the mechanics of the show, & how it was male dominated
  • what it's really like to not only start a business as a female, but to FIND INVESTORS as a female for a sex business
  • how to get the attention of INVESTORS and the art of the PITCH
  • what is a SEXY that people can relate to
  • how sex is more a WELLNESS and SELF-CARE action than a taboo
  • how for women, sexuality is all about PERMISSION and we talk about how to give to yourself
Sep 21, 2017

Glad we got her on show before she fricken blows up around the world because ISABELLE is a superstar inside and out. This week we are joined by Isabelle Pasquelone, born and raised in Atlanta, she's a singer, body positivity activist, and former American Idol contestant. Growing up, she was the "singer chick", who was always, always, always singing, starting voice lessons at 7 years old. For college, she attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the only college she applied to BTW (*snaps for Isabelle), where she created a vast network for herself, learned traditional songwriting and the craft as a whole, and never regretted her decision.

Basically, we dive into her music-based WORLD, including her ...

  • experience with AMERICAN IDOL - how she never wanted to audition, got to the top 20 women finalists, how the whole thing is very unrealistic, and what it did for her career
  • HOPES and EXPECTATIONS on making it + her career during American Idol
  • the deep knowing of the outcomes of your experiences + opportunities
  • time on BROADWAY - and the up's and down's of that life
  • move to LOS ANGELES, like many of our amazing guests
  • new song UNLABELED, the music video, + how it stemmed from being told she was "too big" to be a singer or to be in Hollywood
  • real issues behind being a BODY POSITIVITY ACTIVIST - like Isabelle and Danika Brysha
  • solutions and optimism for building body positivity, whether you're bigger, smaller, older, younger, and anything in between
  • ability to FEED HER CREATIVITY
  • response to people saying she's so "brave" for just being her
  • take on PHOTOSHOP (*thumbs DOWN)

SO MANY QUOTABLE GOODIES in this episode #Almost30Nation! We hope you feel as inspired as we do by our conversations with Isabelle.

Sep 19, 2017

Raise your hand if you've avoided learning about Ayurveda because you can't pronounce it or it sounds really intimidating!  US TOO!!  Sahara Rose, author of 'Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda' joins the girls this week to make Ayurveda a practice you can begin TODAY.  This 26 year old Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach has been called, "A leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift" by Deepak Chopra.  Once addicted to junk food and disconnected from the excess and lack in her body systems, Sahara is now bridging the gap between Eastern and Western health systems, by helping people tap into their body's own innate healing wisdom.  Have you been feeling bloated?  Or lethargic?  Has your skin been flaring up?  Or have you had trouble losing those last few pounds?  An imbalance in your Dosha's could be the answer!  Here is what you can expect to learn from this episode:

  • Gain clarity on your life's purpose based on your unique strengths
  • Dosha's and Dharma
  • How ayurvedic practitioners study the body
  • How to detect imbalances in your Dosha's
  • Practices you can implement today to help balance your Dosha's
  • How your Dosha is related to your Dharma
  • What are Krista + Lindsey's Dosha's and how do they explain the way they feel
  • Chakra are energy centers--how they can tell you about what is going on emotionally.
  • Uh, oh...Why Kombucha is not Ayurveda approved
  • Ayurvedic stance on colonics
  • Why listening to her Kosha when it said to go up and introduce herself to Deepak Chopra changed her life 
You can connect with Sahara Rose at, and you can listen to her podcast, "Highest Self", on iTunes!  
Sep 14, 2017

Taking a break from regularly scheduled programming to say HBD to LINDSEY! In this very special and very unique episode, we take the time to wish our very own almost 30 podcast host, Lindsey Simcik a happy birthday! We've compiled all the love notes we could from her family, friends and those in #almost30nation to make this birthday extra special for the one that works so hard to bring bomb content to us each week! Now that she's no longer 'Almost 30', we may need to change the name? JK pls stop asking. Enjoy!

Sep 12, 2017

Pulling again from our hat of comedians our listeners know and love, we bring on the one, the only, BILLY GRIFFIN. And boy, will you sh*t your pants from laughing so hard, and within in the first minutes no less. We're keepin' things light and a lil cray cray with Billy, a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, and host, who's been on America's Funniest Home Videos, performs local stand-up, and with the infamous Second City Improv Program in Chicago.

Right away we dive into only the most random of everyday thoughts, like "How am I going to pay for my kid's college tuition?", "How did my parents even afford that?", or "Was my father shitting himself in a closet somewhere when he realized how much it cost?" Or if that isn't hitting home for you, Billy opens up about how he went from college football star, moving to Chicago and working shitty recruiting and insurance jobs, and then moving back home. But coincidentally, he won enough money on a game show to move out to Los Angeles and finally pursue comedy. Basically, this is where his comedic journey begins and he explains everything from ...

  • pumping up his crowds
  • getting pre-show jitters no matter how charismatic you are
  • his very first gig
  • all of his comedian friends and their equally funny encounters
  • what it means to be a "Warm Up Guy" for show audiences
  • how dating in LA is like having a JOB - you have to be proactive
  • the fear of grabbing coffee with someone you don't know that well ...
  • dating PET PEEVES
  • the best questions to start dating app convos with 
Sep 5, 2017

#ALMOST30NATION, Krista + Lindsey bring you an angel on earth.  Shiva Rose joins us this week to help detoxify us and empower us!  Shiva is the goddess behind the blog "The Local Rose" and the Shiva Rose beauty and skincare line.  From her days as a successful actress in Hollywood, to her marriage at a young age to another successful actor, to her life as a young mom diagnosed with three autoimmune diseases: lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis...and to her life now as an evolved citizen of earth, on a mission to heal herself and others through nature.  Some highlights from their conversation include:

  • how the evolution of her life has built her character and her gratitude
  • how she remained strong at a very young age as she was escaping Iran during the revolution
  • why her rebellious nature helped her to be her own health advocate
  • how nature healed her soul after her 16 year marriage ended in divorce
  • why she believes growing your own food and consciously detoxifying your life should be mainstream
  • the inspiration behind her skincare line
  • why women need to love their pussy's (insert kitty emoji)
Shiva's spirit, her brand, and her mission are nurturing and nourishing, and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS!  For more Shiva goodness, visit