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Conversations With Coco + Friends

45 EpisodesProduced by Coco + CoweWebsite

Conversations with Coco + Friends is a podcast about wild conversations that we have with our friends -- seriously, that’s exactly how we started. We talk about everything from business and the crazy stuff we didn't expect, to the ups and downs of dating in 2020, to fertility and everything in betwe… read more

45 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

A Conversation with Shannae Ingleton-Smith aka Toronto Shay on How to Become an Influencer *RE RELEASE*

July 28th, 2021

56:56

*RE RELEASE* Shannae is one an OG influencer -- you know, the ones who started in the MySpace days with the Top 8 Friends (we might be dating …

A Conversation With Roxy Earle on Fat Phobia, Fashion and “Inclusivity” *RE-RELEASE*

July 21st, 2021

33:04

*RE-RELEASE* On this episode of Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with the Roxy Earle to discuss Fat Phobia, Fashion and "Inclusivity". You may have seen her on Real Housewives of Toronto, or killing her …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar: Get To Know Us As We Get Drunk and Play The "We're Not Really Strangers" Card Game (Re-Release)

July 14th, 2021

1:13:02

RE-RELEASE This week on the podcast, we get back to our roots with just the three of us. We decided we wanted for all of you to get to know us a little better by playing the card game "We're Not Really Strangers" card …

A Conversation with Shan Boodram: Certified Sex Educator and Author of Best Selling Book, The Game Of Desire (Re-Release)

July 7th, 2021

43:17

Friends... Hold on to your hats, because this conversation is one of our favourites EVER. We sit down with Shan Boodram, the Internet’s most …

A Conversation with Dhru Purohit, Founder of Broken Brain Podcast: How to Snatch Your Life (Re-Release)

June 30th, 2021

52:15

Dhru Purohit, Founder of Broken Brain Podcast is one of the smartest people we've ever met -- bar none. We sat down with him in his Santa Monica studio, which he graciously lent us to use to record our podcast, and we …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar on Fertility and All The Things They Don't Tell You (Re-Release)

June 23rd, 2021

30:00

While visiting LA, we had a fertility specialist lined up to interview about all things fertility (and in-fertility). That didn't end up happening because she bailed, so this episode brings us together for a candid …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar: What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

June 9th, 2021

33:19

We're back with another trio episode where we sit down to discuss what each of us would tell our younger selves. Hindsight is always 20/20 when …

A Conversation With Vivian Kaye, Founder of Kinky Curly Yaki on How She Built a 7 Figure Business

May 26th, 2021

47:57

This week on the Pod, we have the vivacious Vivian Kaye, founder of Kinky Curly Yaki, a premium textured hair extension company. Vivian's journey to entrepreneurship started as a side hustle and grew into what's now a 7 …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar on How To Get Started on Your Next Big Thing

May 19th, 2021

40:27

We've got another episode with the OG trio this week where we talk to you about how the heck to get going on that thing you've maybe been pushing off. We talk about how to get that side hustle off the ground, how to …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar: Derrick Jaxn's Cheating Scandal

May 12th, 2021

33:06

We know we're a bit late on this topic, Cowe's, but BUCKLE UP because we get into it on the Derrick Jaxn controversy. If you haven't heard about this, you can watch the video here or read this post to get brought up to …

A Conversation With Chef Craig Wong On How He's Pivoted His Business During COVID and How His Jamaican Chinese Heritage Inspired His Love of Food

April 21st, 2021

29:38

This week we sit down with our fellow Jamaican, Chef Craig Wong, Founder of Patois and Bar Mignonette to talk about how he's kept his businesses afloat through COVID, how becoming a father has made him a more patient …

A Conversation With Vanessa Craft, Director of Content Partnerships at TikTok on Shooting Your Shot in Business and How She Keeps Impostor Syndrome At Bay

April 14th, 2021

41:19

Cowe's, we're back with our favourite CURL-friend, Vanessa Craft! If you didn't already know, Vanessa was the first Black Editor-in-Chief at Elle Magazine Globally, and is now the Director of Content Partnerships at …

A Conversation With Cat and Nat About Being Each Other's Person, Managing 7 Children, 2 Husbands, a Podcast and a Booming Career

April 7th, 2021

54:23

This week we chatted with our favourite mom-duo from Toronto, Cat and Nat! This bestie duo has a whopping 7 kids between the two of them, 2 husbands, …

A Conversation With This Byrd's Nest About Being an Influencer, Managing a Family of 6 and Making Time For Herself

March 31st, 2021

33:41

This week we sit down with the wonderful Kaché Byrd of This Byrd's Nest. She's a mama to SIX beautiful kids and runs a thriving business as an …

A Conversation With Kathleen Newman-Bremang on Her Journey To Senior Editor at Refinery29's "Unbothered", The Legendary Oprah/Meghan Markle Interview and Protecting Her Peace in 2021

March 24th, 2021

52:42

This week on Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with one of our FAVOURITE writers at Refinery29's Unbothered, Senior Editor Kathleen Newman-Bremang. We cover the gambit this week in our discussion and chat …

A Conversation With Coach Carey on Keeping Your Mindset Positive, The Power of Meditation and Working Through Impostor Syndrome

March 17th, 2021

45:23

Cowes, this week we sat down and chatted with our FAVOURITE life coach, Coach Carey a 3x Certified Life Coach and motivational speaker and let us tell you, it was hype. We get into the nitty gritty on what a life coach …

A Conversation with Karen Cleveland and Michelle Bilodeau on How to Shake Your Wedding Up With Their New Book: "The New Wedding Book"

March 10th, 2021

43:55

This week on the pod, we sit down with Karen Cleveland and Michelle Bilodeau, co-authors of "The New Wedding Book", a book that inspires couples to plan their wedding their way. We talk about some of the pressures of …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar: Dieting in a Pandemic

March 3rd, 2021

29:38

This week, we bring it back to our roots again as we discuss dieting during a pandemic. We all know how hard the last year has been for everyone and …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar: Get To Know Us As We Get Drunk and Play The "We're Not Really Strangers" Card Game

February 17th, 2021

1:12:55

This week on the podcast, we get back to our roots with just the three of us. We decided we wanted for all of you to get to know us a little better by playing the card game "We're Not Really Strangers" card game, but …

A Conversation With Lex Niko About How Creators Can Be Successful on Pinterest, Spilling Celebrity Tea and Putting Yourself First

February 10th, 2021

45:08

This week on the pod, we are joined by fellow Podcaster and Celebrity Gossip Queen Lex Niko. Lex is the Creative Inclusion Lead at Pinterest and she spends her days focusing on taking creators that self-identify as …

A Conversation With the Trio About Online Dating During a Pandemic, Entanglements, and Ghosting

January 27th, 2021

39:49

Buckle up Cowes, this week Cleo and Pilar are in the hot seats as Coco grills them about all things dating. Cleo talks about the time she went viral with her Entanglement situation on Twitter and the top funniest …

A Conversation With Coco Smart: Growing Up in Toronto, Becoming a Business Owner and Trusting the Creative Process

January 20th, 2021

39:07

One of the most asked questions we get is "What are Coco + Cowe and Halo + Co?", and today we sit down with the three amigas to discuss Coco's life journey and how she ended up where she is today. We will walk you …

A Conversation with Vanessa Bowen About How to Get Your Money Mindset Right and Why Financial Literacy Matters

January 13th, 2021

30:01

It's a New Year and we're kicking it off with a conversation with Vanessa Bowen, Founder of Mintworthy. She's a Chartered Professional Accountant and Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner who teaches women …

A Conversation With Tyrone Edwards, Co-Anchor of eTalk on Racism, Family and Un-Muting Himself Pt. 2

December 16th, 2020

25:52

This is Part 2 of our amazing episode with Tyrone Edwards where we talk about how George Floyd's death and the BLM movement impacted him both …

A Conversation With Tyrone Edwards, Co-Anchor of eTalk on Racism, Family and Un-Muting Himself Pt. 1

December 9th, 2020

34:33

For those of you who don't know, Tyrone Edwards is one of Coco's besties and eTalk's newest co-anchor. A few months ago Tyrone went viral in a poignant and unmuted video on The Social where he spoke out about the impact …

A Conversation Between Coco and Her Ex Husband Brad Lamb on Co-parenting, Healing From Divorce and How They Make It Work

December 2nd, 2020

38:17

Co-parenting and how to make it work is quite possibly one of the most asked questions Coco gets in not only her DMs but from her friends. After being with her ex-husband Brad J. Lamb for 14 years, surviving a divorce …

A Conversation With Coco, Cleo and Pilar on the Impact of COVID On Their Lives and Mental Health

November 25th, 2020

40:14

This week it's just the three amigas sitting down to discuss how COVID has really affected each of us over the last 9 months. We get candid about how we have been coping, self care and what's bringing us joy these …

A Conversation with Shannae Ingleton-Smith aka Toronto Shay on How to Become an Influencer

November 18th, 2020

56:56

Shannae is one an OG influencer -- you know, the ones who started in the MySpace days with the Top 8 Friends (we might be dating ourselves with the …

A Conversation With Nineteen85: Acclaimed Record Producer and One Half of DVSN on Music, Diversifying Your Portfolio, BLM and the Truth About Owning Your Masters

November 11th, 2020

54:16

If you haven't heard of Paul Jefferies aka Nineteen85, aka half of DVSN then we don't even know where you've been. Lucky for you, we've brought him …

A Conversation With George M. Johnson: Journalist, Author and Activist

October 28th, 2020

48:03

We are so lucky to have the opportunity to sit down and chop it up with George Matthew Johnson, activist and author of best selling book "All Boys …

A Conversation With Tracy Moore: Canadian TV Journalist and Host of Lifestyle Show Cityline

October 21st, 2020

37:12

We sat down with our good friend Tracy Moore for a conversation that made us want to laugh, cry and then laugh again. Tracy's energy is infectious and we had the good fortune of talking to her about how she got into …

A Conversation With Carly Burnett: Founder of TKEES

October 14th, 2020

35:57

Another day, another slay Friends! Today we sit down with Carly Burnett, founder of TKEES. We chat about how to fail in business (even when failing …

A Conversation with Zuri Hall: Emmy Award Winning TV Host at Access Hollywood

September 30th, 2020

40:56

If you don't already know, Zuri Hall is a girl's girl -- she is all about supporting the queens and let us tell you, she showed up and showed out for this episode. Zuri and our co-host Cleo have the best meet-cute story …

A Conversation with Chris Ford: Celebrity Pastry Chef and Founder of Butter Love and Hard Work

September 23rd, 2020

27:27

Chris Ford and the Coco & Cowe team go wayyy back. We've known Chris for a few years now, since we worked with him on our global event series …

A Conversation with Shan Boodram: Certified Sex Educator and Author of Best Selling Book, The Game Of Desire

September 16th, 2020

43:17

Friends... Hold on to your hats, because this conversation is one of our favourites EVER. We sit down with Shan Boodram, the Internet’s most …

A Conversation with Ruth Tal, Founder of Fresh Restaurants

September 9th, 2020

32:48

Ruth is an OG in the food game and started juicing long before juicing was even a thing. She's the founder of Fresh Restaurants, author of 5 incredible vegetarian cookbooks and an all around gem! We sat with her in our …

A Conversation With Shannon Nadj, Founder of Hot Pilates

September 2nd, 2020

34:10

Shannon Nadj is another Toronto friend and LA transplant who we LOVE. Coco and Shannon have been friends for almost 20 years and cheering each other on in their endeavours the entire time. Shannon is a celebrity trainer …

A Conversation with Dhru Purohit, Founder of Broken Brain Podcast: How to Snatch Your Life

August 26th, 2020

51:37

Dhru Purohit, Founder of Broken Brain Podcast is one of the smartest people we've ever met -- bar none. We sat down with him in his Santa Monica studio, which he graciously lent us to use to record our podcast, and we …

Black Lives Matter with TSN Sports Journalist, Kayla Grey

August 24th, 2020

54:39

In this week's bonus episode, we sit down with our girl Kayla Grey, an award winning journalist who is currently an anchor for SPORTSCENTRE on Canada's leading sports network, TSN. Kayla has been vocal on the Black …

Fertility and All The Things They Don't Tell You

August 19th, 2020

29:20

While visiting LA, we had a fertility specialist lined up to interview about all things fertility (and in-fertility). That didn't end up happening because she bailed, so this episode brings us together for a candid …

Dieting: Eternal Fake News

July 1st, 2020

31:55

In this week's episode of Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with our girl Lindsey Wolf, founder of The Nourish Company-- she's a …

The Business of Being in Business

June 24th, 2020

26:16

Being in business isn't always what we think it is. In this episode, Coco and the gang sit down to talk about business with Coco's business partner Halla Rafati about the ups and downs of owning your own business. We …

Fat Phobia, Fashion and “Inclusivity”

June 17th, 2020

32:41

On this episode of Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with the Roxy Earle to discuss Fat Phobia, Fashion and "Inclusivity". You may have seen her on Real Housewives of Toronto, or killing her clothing line …

Making The Move From Corporate to Being Your Own Boss

June 9th, 2020

30:17

In this week's episode of Conversations With Coco + Friends, we sit down with the legendary Deb Belcourt, a marketing and communications professional with 25-plus years of experience in Toronto. Deb has worked for some …

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