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Trashy Divorces

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A Good Podcast About Bad Relationships. Every Sunday, Alicia and Stacie take you on a comedic ride through two stories of marital misconduct and love gone wrong, blending biography, pop culture, history, and politics. "It’s one part Vanity Fair meets Town & Country, one part country music song—and a… read more

154 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

S11E4: American Girl | Carmen Electra & Heather Locklear

August 1st, 2021

1:07:46

Time for a Gen X nostalgia tour back to the 80s and 90s! Alicia has the two marriages and divorces of Baywatch babe Carmen Electra, who was married to basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman and guitar icon Dave Navarro. …

04 Trashy Breakups: Steady As We Go | Rielle Hunter and John Edwards

July 28th, 2021

31:48

If you listened Sunday, you know what this week's Trashy Breakups is all about: The affair and cover-up that ended John Edwards's political career …

S11E3: Nothing Compares 2 U | Elizabeth and John Edwards & Prince

July 25th, 2021

1:11:03

This week, we have two long-time listener requests! Stacie has the tale of author and activist Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former US Senator and 2004 …

03 Trashy Breakups: Say You, Say Me | Jessica Lange

July 21st, 2021

28:49

This week, Alicia gets into the trashy breakups of phenomenal woman, Jessica Lange. A life of adventure, and passionate love too - her story is made for Trashy Breakups!

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S11E2: Sail On | Lionel Richie & Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi

July 18th, 2021

1:03:42

You've asked for 'em and we're answering! This week, Alicia has the two divorces of music legend Lionel Richie, and Stacie gets us up to speed on perhaps the trashiest Housewives story ever: Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi.

02 Trashy Breakups: Wannabe | Mel B and Eddie Murphy

July 14th, 2021

27:06

We are sad to report that he apparently didn't get with her friends: it's the 2006/2007 Trashy Breakup of Spice Girl Mel B and comic legend Eddie Murphy! After a whirlwind romance when both were fresh off of long …

Introducing Rich and Daily

July 12th, 2021

8:46

There's so much celebrity gossip that it's impossible to keep up. From the twists and turns of #FreeBritney to the latest Royal family dust-up, there’s a new podcast that has you covered. From Wondery, RICH AND DAILY …

S11E1: In The Air Tonight | Phil Collins's 3.5 Wives & Joan and Ted Kennedy

July 11th, 2021

1:29:32

Welcome to Season 11! This week, we begin with two heavyweights in very different arenas. First up, Stacie has the three-and-a-half divorces of music …

01 Trashy Breakups: You Oughta Know | Alanis Morisette and Dave Coulier

July 7th, 2021

22:31

Back in 1995, singer-songwriter Alanis Morisette let it all hang out in one of the grittiest, angriest breakup songs ever recorded, You Oughta Know. The specific subject of the song - and whether it was even one guy or …

12 Trashy Royals: Arbella Stuart

June 30th, 2021

51:12

Friends, we have arrived at the finale of Trashy Royals, our Season 10 Wednesday series. This week, we have the most tragic tale in Tudor England, the story of Arbella Stuart. Granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick and …

S10E12: All You Need Is Love | Chris Evert & Martina Navratilova

June 27th, 2021

1:14:57

It's Wimbledon time again, which always puts us in a nostalgic place. Alicia has the three divorces of Chris Evert, but also how Evert found her way to herself after a lifetime of working it out. Then Stacie matches …

11 Trashy Royals: Bess of Hardwick

June 23rd, 2021

18:48

You may recall Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but did you know that's been a thing for centuries? This week we're taking a look at four-times married, always-building female Tudor real estate magnate, Bess of …

S10E11: Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me | Rosie O'Donnell & The Cast of 'Selling Sunset'

June 20th, 2021

56:56

It's Pride Month, so this week Stacie takes a look at the life and loves of actor and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. Then Alicia walks us through one of her favorite pandemic-era brain escapes, the trashy lives of the cast …

10 Trashy Royals: The Ladies of Elizabeth I, Part Two

June 16th, 2021

32:55

If it isn't clear by now, Alicia will never get enough of the trashy behavior of the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. Oh, the trash and the scandal!

This week, we check in with pony boy/puppy boy Robert Dudley, late of The …

S10E10: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap | Truman Capote's La Cote Basque, 1965 & Celebrity Lawyer Marvin Mitchelson

June 13th, 2021

1:10:23

Some unexpected issues mean you get a couple of Patreon faves! First up, Alicia has Truman Capote's dirtiest deed: the publication of La Cote Basque, 1965, the short story in which he knifed every single one of his …

09 Trashy Royals: The Ladies of Elizabeth I, Part One

June 9th, 2021

38:41

Alicia can never get enough of the Tudors! This week on Trashy Royals series, we focus in on the maternal influences of Princess Elizabeth, the ladies who took care of this child to ensure she becomes Queen.

Learn more …

S10E9: Don't Rain On My Parade | Glennon Doyle & Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould

June 6th, 2021

59:08

This week we have two women who simply refuse to live in the boxes the world tries to put them in. First, Stacie has the story of author Glennon Doyle, whose first two book releases coincided with marital calamities …

S10E8: My Favorite Things | The Mysterious Death of Thelma Todd & Warren G. Harding, Our Most Appropriately Named President

June 2nd, 2021

1:12:12

As we get our TDHQ2 studio dialed in, we're bringing you a few of our favorite things! First up, Alicia has the true crime tale of "The Ice Cream Blonde" and "Hot Toddy," actress and businesswoman Thelma Todd. Her …

08 Trashy Royals: Lady Jane Grey, The Nine Days' Queen

May 30th, 2021

1:33:51

Hello friends! We're having a slight schedule change this week and bringing you Trashy Royals today, and our normally scheduled Trashy Divorces …

07 Trashy Royals: Katherine Howard & Jane Boleyn

May 26th, 2021

40:36

This week we're taking a look at the last of Henry VIII's beheaded wives, Katherine Howard, as well as Jane Boleyn, sister-in-law of Anne and a …

S10E7: Big Girls Don't Cry | Anne of Cleves & Rachel Hollis and Dave Hollis

May 23rd, 2021

1:15:41

Alicia wraps up her "Henry VIII Sandwich" (phrasing!) with the story of perhaps his happiest wife, Anne of Cleves. Married just six months, Anne was able to live out her days in relative comfort after offending her …

06 Trashy Royals: The Murder of Anne Boleyn

May 19th, 2021

48:54

With this episode coming out on May 19, it was incumbent on Alicia to bring you the story of the final days of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, …

S10E6: Movin’ Out | Fanne Foxe & Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII, and Anne Boleyn

May 16th, 2021

1:10:21

We’re pulling some of our favorite stories out of the Patreon vault this week. First up, Stacie has the remarkable life and delicious sex scandal of …

05 Trashy Royals: Isabella of France

May 12th, 2021

43:09

For this week's installment of Trashy Royals, we wanted to surface one of our most popular Patreon episodes. You wouldn't think that Isabella of …

S10E5: I'm a Survivor | Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson

May 9th, 2021

54:31

It's Mother's Day in America, and we decided to celebrate two powerhouse women with a fascinating family tie. First up, Alicia has country superstar Reba McEntire's two divorces. Then Stacie walks us through the ongoing …

04 Trashy Royals: Monaco's House of Grimaldi

May 5th, 2021

33:00

This week in Trashy Royals, it's time for a trip to Monaco, a tiny country with a lot of #trashcandy! This week, Alicia gets into the Practical Magic-esque Grimaldi Curse, Prince Albert I, Prince Rainer III, dubious …

S10E4: Fast Car | Monaco’s Princess Caroline & Elon Musk

May 2nd, 2021

52:09

Worried that Monaco’s Princess Caroline may feel left out after her sister was covered two weeks ago, Alicia brings us the trashy and tragic details …

03 Trashy Royals: King James, Witch Hunter

April 28th, 2021

29:46

This week on Trashy Royals, we hop on our broomsticks and fly back to the heady days when men were men and a mildly inconvenient storm at sea could …

S10E3: Owner Of A Lonely Heart | Tea Leoni and David Duchovny & "Poor Little Rich Girl" Barbara Hutton

April 25th, 2021

58:30

Stacie gets nostalgic for the '90s with a real ex-file, the marriage and divorce of actors Tea Leoni and David Duchovny. Then Alicia has the seven husbands and deeply sad life of the mid-20th century's "Poor Little Rich …

02 Trashy Royals: Two Princes of Wales

April 21st, 2021

28:53

There are fascinating through lines that draw House Windsor together in unexpected, and even (to our boring middle class values) unseemly, ways. In today's foray into Trashy Royals, Alicia introduces us to Prince of …

S10E2: Irresistible | Princess Stephanie of Monaco & Sherri Shepherd

April 18th, 2021

53:05

Alicia celebrates the launch of our new Wednesday Trashy Royals episodes with the wild life and times of Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Stacie takes us through the ups and downs and downs of actress and comedian Sherri …

01 Trashy Royals: La Peregrina, A Cursed Pearl's 500-Year Journey from the Colonies, to Europe's Royal Houses, to Hollywood

April 14th, 2021

23:57

Welcome to our new season 10 mid-week drops, Trashy Royals! Today, Alicia has the tale of a possibly cursed pearl, La Peregrina, which was the …

S10E1: New York State of Mind | Dorothy Parker & Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

April 11th, 2021

1:02:23

And we’re back! This week, Alicia looks into the strangely tragic life of one of the 20th century’s funniest women, writer Dorothy Parker. Then …

S9E13: Groove Me | Terry McMillan and Jonathan Plummer & Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

March 28th, 2021

52:35

Welcome to our Season 9 finale! Alicia has the very trashy tale of what happened after Stella got her groove back! Author Terry McMillan broke all …

S9E12: Roar | Katy Perry and Russell Brand & Roxanne and Peter Pulitzer

March 21st, 2021

55:50

When it comes to women who roar, we’ve got two fabulous ones. Stacie has the short story of the marriage of pop queen Katy Perry and British …

S9E11: Magic Carpet Ride | Kate Warne, PI & American Heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt

March 14th, 2021

1:31:26

This week, we’re pulling a few recent favorites from the Patreon vault! Stacie has some wild tales from the career of America’s first Lady Pinkerton, …

S9E10: Oh Very Young | Cybill Shepherd & Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams

March 7th, 2021

1:01:13

This week, we’re focusing on two women who made some interesting choices in their youth. Alicia has Cybill Shepherd, whose early affair with director Peter Bogdanovich nearly ended her show business career. Stacie has …

S9E9: Get Off Of My Cloud | Patty Hearst & Lee Radziwill

February 28th, 2021

1:11:09

This week we’re taking a look at a couple of American princesses, er, heiresses. First, Stacie has the bizarre story of Patty Hearst, granddaughter …

S9E8: Boat Drinks | Aristotle Onassis & Stavros Niarchos

February 21st, 2021

42:35

It’s been a cold week, friends, so we thought we’d take the show someplace warm and take a look at two of the 20th century’s most notable yacht …

S9E7: My Funny Valentine | Charles Addams & Carol Saroyan Matthau

February 14th, 2021

1:15:25

Happy Valentine’s Day! We both realized we’d already released some stories that hit the Valentine’s Day sweet spot for us over on Patreon! Stacie has the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky story of cartoonist Charles …

Introducing Done & Dunne

February 12th, 2021

3:04

Check out Done & Dunne, a new podcast exploring writer Dominick Dunne's quest for justice amidst his incisive commentary of the high society set. Alicia (Trashy Divorces) leads a far ranging romp through the novels …

S9E6: Ticket to Ride | Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson & The Double+ Life of Johnnie Cochran

February 7th, 2021

1:08:12

This week, Alicia gets her dander up with the marriage and divorce of burlesque star Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson, including a discussion of the disturbing allegations that have been made against him in recent …

S9E5: Unforgettable | Listener Letters & Audrey Hepburn

January 31st, 2021

51:54

Well Trashpandas, Mercury is returning to retrograde, and as proof, Stacie's computer has flung itself head first toward oblivion. But good news: …

S9E4: With A Little Help From My Friends | Snoop Dogg & Martha Stewart

January 24th, 2021

50:03

It's been a tough few... years, so this week we thought it might be nice to dive into the private lives of one of TV's oddest and most delightful …

S9E3: Lady Marmalade | Bonnie Lee Bakley & Pamela Churchill Harriman

January 17th, 2021

1:13:25

Friends, you may not be ready for the epic trashiness we have compacted for you this week. First up, Stacie has the astonishing back story of Bonnie Lee Bakley, a murder victim whose 2001 death led to years of legal and …

S9E2: Hopelessly Devoted To You | Olivia Newton-John & Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

January 10th, 2021

55:41

How about something a little lighter? This week, Alicia has the story of one of her favorite people, Olivia Newton-John, who experienced a seriously trashy breakup when a longtime boyfriend disappeared without a trace. …

S9E1: Rich Girl | Mary-Kate (and Ashley) Olsen & Gloria Vanderbilt

January 3rd, 2021

1:02:45

And we're back! For our Season 9 opener, Stacie takes a look at Mary-Kate Olsen's attempt to get a pandemic quickie divorce, plus a bunch of other Olsen Twin trashmagic. Then, Alicia has the story of American icon …

S8E13: Crazy | Patsy Cline & Willie Nelson

December 20th, 2020

1:12:58

It’s the finale for Season 8, the end of our second year making Trashy Divorces, and of course, we’re wrapping up this abysmal year of 2020 with two …

S8E12: Superman | Gouverneur Morris & George Reeves

December 13th, 2020

1:15:17

Get ready for a couple of truly wild rides! First up, Stacie has some hilarious tea on one of America’s lesser-known Founders, Gouverneur Morris. He …

S8E11: Ring of Fire | Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash, and June Carter & Paula Yates, Bob Geldof, and Michael Hutchence

December 6th, 2020

1:03:33

If two is company, this week we’re taking a look at some very trashy crowds. It’s love triangle week! First up, Alicia introduces us to the first wife of country legend Johnny Cash. He courted Vivian Liberto in …

American Woman: Gibson Girl | Evelyn Nesbit (Patreon Bonus!)

December 3rd, 2020

1:06:11

Tuesdays in December on Patreon, Alicia is taking us on a journey through the iconic archetypes that have defined femininity across the decades. This week's American Woman is the "Gibson Girl," created by artist Charles …

S8E10: Memory | Robin Givens and Mike Tyson & Sarah Brightman and Andrew Lloyd Webber

November 29th, 2020

57:00

This week, Stacie shares some memories about the very trashy marriage and divorce of actress Robin Givens and boxer Mike Tyson. Then, Alicia answers the call of a Patreon Trashsociate Producer with the story of the very …

S8E9: La Vie En Rose | Edith Piaf & Emily Dickinson

November 22nd, 2020

1:14:42

It’s two of our favorite stories week! First up, Alicia has the street-to-stardom tale of legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf, while Stacie explains all the ways your English teacher was wrong about American poet …

S8E8: I Want To Know What Love Is | Ann Dexter-Jones and Mick Jones & Jimmy Buffett

November 15th, 2020

49:23

And now for something completely different…. This week on Trashy Divorces, we have some heartwarming lighter fare with two couples who found their ways back to one another after splitting up. Stacie has the tale of rock …

S8E7: Blank Space | Lana Turner

November 8th, 2020

1:08:18

It's been a long week. Want some distraction? This week, Alicia has the fabulous and fabulously trashy tale of Lana Turner, a Trashy Divorces …

S8E6: She Blinded Me With Science | Caresse Crosby & Hedy Lamarr

November 1st, 2020

1:13:34

This week, we’re digging into two of the most interesting minds and lives of the 20th century who brought us inventions that certainly shape our day-to-day lives. First up, Stacie has Caresse Crosby, who invented the …

S8E5: Witchy Woman | Stevie Nicks & Elizabeth Montgomery

October 25th, 2020

1:03:55

Welcome back to the Spooky Season, friends! This week, we have the stories of two witchy women. First up, Alicia gets up close and personal with rocker Stevie Nicks’s many loves. Then Stacie has the three divorces of …

S8E4: Stuck Like Glue | Marie Osmond & Cleopatra

October 18th, 2020

1:07:22

This week we’ve got two stories from women with big families, although that’s about where the commonalities stop. Stacie has the winding road that’s been Marie Osmond’s love life, as well as the ups and downs that have …

S8E3: It’s Too Late | Carole King and Gerry Goffin & Matt Lauer

October 11th, 2020

1:03:37

This week is all about balance here at Trashy Divorces HQ. Alicia starts us off with one of the real creative heroes of our age, songwriter and …

S8E2: Oh, Pretty Woman | Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere and Carey Lowell & Joan Collins

October 4th, 2020

56:09

Welcome to our den of trashy delights, friends! This week, Stacie follows the tumultuous marriages of Richard Gere. His first wife, model Cindy …

S8E1: Dancing Queen | Mata Hari & Ellen Degeneres and Anne Heche

September 27th, 2020

1:03:39

Welcome to Season 8! This week, we have two Dancing Queens with some very public baggage. First up, Alicia has the story of legendary erotic performer and alleged super spy, Mata Hari. A cache of documents that became …

S7E12: Kiss From a Rose | Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips & Heidi Klum and Seal

September 20th, 2020

45:06

It’s a trashy season finale, y’all! Alicia heads across the pond to recall the split of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips, while Stacie follows …

S7E11: Tumbling Dice | Hugh Hefner & Mick Jagger

September 13th, 2020

56:25

This week, it’s like some kind of concentrated trash distillate when Stacie tells the tale of Hugh Hefner’s rise and long, trashy fall, and Alicia …

S7E10: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart | Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin & Dorothy Dandridge

September 6th, 2020

1:12:33

This week, Alicia’s taking a detour to tell the decidedly not-trashy tale of actress and Goopster Gwyneth Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling from …

S7E9: King Of The Road | Harrison Ford & Clark Gable

August 30th, 2020

1:07:43

Get ready, Trash Pandas – this one takes us to a galaxy far, far away and back to Hollywood’s Golden Age! First up, Stacie has the three marriages …

S7E8: Spiderwebs | Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier & Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

August 23rd, 2020

1:10:53

It’s another Trashy Divorces trip down memory lane with some excellent listener requests! First up, Alicia goes to her happy place – Hollywood’s …

S7E7: I Ran | Lord Lucan & Vita Sackville-West

August 16th, 2020

1:32:33

Two different kinds of stories this week, friends, as we pull some fun stuff from Patreon for you. First up, Alicia has the true crime mystery of …

S7E6: Gaslighter | The Chicks & Ingrid Bergman

August 9th, 2020

1:04:39

Do we have some #trashcandy for you this week! First up, Alicia has the divorces of The Chicks, with a particular emphasis on the recent, …

S7E5: Hollaback Girl | Sarah Palin and Todd Palin & Josephine Baker

August 2nd, 2020

1:03:10

This week, we have a pair of women trailblazers, as well as two often-requested subjects. First up, Stacie has the marriage and divorce of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her now ex-husband, Todd Palin. We’re not …

S7E4: Bad Reputation | The Forgotten Trash Queen Gloria Grahame & Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

July 26th, 2020

1:05:45

Ready for a glimpse at Hollywood, old and new? First up, Alicia has a story so trashy that it erased a two-time Academy Award winner from Hollywood …

S7E3: Legend In Your Own Time | Albert Einstein & Charlie Chaplin

July 19th, 2020

1:03:38

This week, we’re taking a couple of heroes and… well, you’ll see. First up: Stacie has the trashy side of physics genius and icon Albert Einstein, …

S7E2: Sparks Fly | The Kardashians

July 12th, 2020

49:29

You asked, and we are powerless to resist your wishes: It’s the Kardashians! Alicia lays the groundwork with the story of matriarch Kris’s marriage to Robert Kardashian, their trashy divorce, and her subsequent marriage …

S7E1: Hurts So Good | Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid & Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

July 5th, 2020

54:43

Welcome back for Season Seven! We’re doing listener requests this season, so if you have a favorite trashy divorce, let us know in our Facebook group or drop us an email.

We’re kicking off with some big names. Stacie has …

S6E12: Maneater | Jennifer Lopez & Eartha Kitt

June 21st, 2020

50:13

Welcome to our season six finale! Stacie kept bumping into J.Lo in her stories lately, so she’s got all the deets on Jennifer Lopez’s somewhat …

S6E11: Let Love Rule | Jane Fonda’s Three Divorces & The Happily Ever After of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz

June 14th, 2020

1:07:40

We’re going a little off-brand this week with a few not-trashy divorces, plus one that kind of was. First up, Alicia has the three marriages and divorces of Jane Fonda. It was her 1973 split from filmmaker Roger Vadim …

S6E10: Blame It On Me | Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck & Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

June 7th, 2020

1:16:02

It’s been a big week, so we’ve got some epic trash candy for you. First up, Stacie has the sticky marriage and divorce of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Then, Alicia flips the script to dive deep into the trashiest …

S6E9: Monster Mash | Sunny and Claus von Bulow & Alexander Hamilton’s Maybe-Affair with Mariah Reynolds

May 31st, 2020

1:27:27

This week, our intrepid podcasters decided to take a little break to celebrate Stacie’s birthday. Please enjoy some blasts from the Patreon past with Alicia’s telling of the trashy maybe-murder of socialite Sunny von …

S6E8: Can’t Help Falling In Love | Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee & Lisa Marie Presley

May 24th, 2020

1:15:13

Sometimes a Trashy Divorce story is just a gateway to something much more delightfully awful! This week, Stacie has the trashy marriage and divorce …

S6E7: Shellshock | Margaret Tudor & Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

May 17th, 2020

1:14:43

This week, we get up close and personal with Henry VIII’s sister, and deep dive into a very trashy listener request! Alicia has the three marriages of Margaret Tudor: daughter of Henry VII, one-time Queen of Scotland, …

S6E6: World Leader Pretend | Boris Johnson & Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

May 10th, 2020

1:19:50

This week, we’re putting a philandering British Prime Minister and a scion of Hollywood royalty under the Trashy Divorces microscope. Stacie has all …

S6E5: The Man | Billie Jean King & Victoria Woodhull

May 3rd, 2020

1:16:22

This week, we’re taking a look at a couple of American originals. Tennis legend Billie Jean King married her best friend Larry when they were a couple of lovestruck kids bonding over a tennis net. Alicia has the …

S6E4: Cabaret | Countess Luann de Lesseps & Cary Grant

April 26th, 2020

1:10:51

As the musical Cabaret says, “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come to the Cabaret!” This week, we have the stories of two people inhabiting …

S6E3: Tusk | Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci & Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek

April 19th, 2020

1:10:11

This week, Alicia has the story of Maurizio and Patrizia Gucci, whose high profile divorce led to the murder that shocked the fashion world. Then, Stacie has the long, low-key love and never-completed divorce of rocker …

S6E2: My Heart Will Go On | James Cameron and Linda Hamilton & John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon

April 12th, 2020

1:18:27

It’s listener request time! This week, Stacie covers filmmaker James Cameron, who spent much of his adult life engaging in something like serial …

S6E1: Eye of the Tiger | Frank Lloyd Wright & Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

April 5th, 2020

1:21:05

This week, we take a look at two pretty singular individuals who might have been better off staying single. First up, Alicia has the shockingly …

I Love Trash (Bonus)

March 29th, 2020

19:35

We’re off this week, but wanted to check in with thanks, trashcandy, and some ideas that might help you disconnect from all the anxiety.

Check out our …

S5E12: They Can’t Take That Away From Me | Anna Nicole Smith & Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

March 22nd, 2020

1:20:33

Welcome to the end of Season 5 and another host’s choice edition of Trashy Divorces! Stacie has the surprising and sad tale of model Anna Nicole …

Bein’ Green (St. Patrick’s Day Bonus) | Juliette Gordon Low & Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy

March 17th, 2020

1:10:56

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! In honor of the Wearing of the Green, we’ve got two bonus stories for you. Alicia has the sordid story of Girl Scouts …

S5E11: Over the Rainbow | Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney & Judy Garland’s Tragic Loves

March 15th, 2020

1:39:55

It’s all Judy Garland, all the time! This week, Stacie kicks us off with the mysterious and incredibly brief marriage between actress Renee Zellweger (who just won Best Actress for Judy) and country star Kenny Chesney. …

S5E10: You Make Me Feel So Young | Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra & Larry King’s Many, Many Divorces

March 8th, 2020

1:14:43

The Mia Farrow-Frank Sinatra marriage and divorce is a story with surprising right-now resonance. Alicia shares the tale of how a very young Mia Farrow met and fell in love with Frank, who was expecting a very different …

S5E9: The Lady is a Tramp | Shirley MacLaine & Zsa Zsa Gabor

March 1st, 2020

1:17:56

This week, Stacie dives into Rat Pack friend Shirley MacLaine and her 28-year-long marriage to Steve Parker. Spoiler: The revelations that set off the divorce are out of this world!

Then, Alicia brings us the story of a …

S5E8: That’s Life | Porfirio Rubirosa & Halle Berry and David Justice

February 23rd, 2020

1:22:48

Welcome back! Have you ever wondered how the men of the Rat Pack developed their sense of style? In our eighth episode of Ocean’s Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra, Alicia shares the strange but true life story of …

S5E7: Strangers In The Night | Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan & Diahann Carroll

February 16th, 2020

1:16:42

Sinatra was a big booster for Ronald Reagan as California governor, part of Sinatra’s own shift from Democratic to Republican politics. This week in …

S5E6: Luck Be A Lady | Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach & Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett

February 9th, 2020

57:55

This week in our Ocean’s Eleven season, we take a look at the two Tess Oceans. In 1960, the Rat Pack – plus Angie Dickinson – starred in a heist flick called Ocean’s 11. In 2001, a more modern set of actors, including …

S5E5: I’ve Got the World on a String | Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.

February 2nd, 2020

1:12:24

Are you ready for some Rat Pack? This week, Stacie has so much #trashcandy about Dean Martin, whose ethics seem highly situational, and Alicia covers Sammy Davis Jr., whose life was threatened anytime he fell in love.

S5E4: Swinging on a Star | Patricia Kennedy Lawford and Peter Lawford & Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

January 26th, 2020

1:20:30

You can’t talk Sinatra without eventually talking about some Kennedy trash, so in week four of Ocean's Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra, Alicia brings us the first ever Kennedy divorce. Patricia Kennedy Lawford, …

S5E3: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning | Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra & Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner’s Work Divorce

January 19th, 2020

1:10:26

Alicia’s been tangling the web, but you may not be ready for the trashy affair, marriage, affairs, and divorce of Frank Sinatra and his second wife, movie legend Ava Gardner. It’s our third installment of Ocean’s 11: …

S5E2: One For My Baby (and One More For The Road) | Johnny Carson & Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner and Artie Shaw

January 12th, 2020

1:10:24

For our second dive into the Ocean's Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra season, Stacie has the Rat Pack-adjacent comedian and original King of Late Night, Johnny Carson. He was a private person who was possibly …

S5E1: Love and Marriage | Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sr. & Charles Dickens, Victorian Trashbag

January 5th, 2020

1:09:56

It’s the #trashpack, y'all! For our fifth season launch, Alicia is deep-diving into Frank Sinatra’s trashy life and loves. This week we kick off with Ol’ Blue Eyes’s first marriage and divorce to Nancy Barbato; Nancy …

It Had To Be You | Happy Couples (First Anniversary Bonus)

January 1st, 2020

29:25

Happy New Year, everybody! Can you believe it: January 1 is one year to the day since we launched Trashy Divorces. What a ride 2019 has been!

To celebrate, we’ve decided not to trash up your first day of 2020, but …

S4E12: Baby It’s Cold Outside | Claudine Longet and Andy Williams & Mariah Carey and Tommy Mattola

December 15th, 2019

1:11:49

Hello, and welcome to our season four closer and our last (regular) episode of 2019! This week, Alicia has the true crime story of Christmas crooner …

S4E11: Bizarre Love Triangle | The Original Staircase Murder

December 8th, 2019

1:13:41

We’re hopping into our time machine and heading back to merry olde England, circa 1560, to take a look at the original Staircase Murder. During the …

S4E10: Uptown Girl | Christie Brinkley

December 1st, 2019

1:00:04

She is one of the most beautiful people in the world and has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines, but Christie Brinkley hasn’t been …

Turkey Day Listener Letters (Bonus)

November 28th, 2019

44:27

Happy Thanksgiving to our US listeners, but wherever you are in the world, know that we are thankful for you! We're extra thankful for all the …

S4E9: The Heat Is On | Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin & Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson

November 24th, 2019

1:10:44

Want the deep, dishy dirt on four of Tinseltown’s finest? We got you! First up, Stacie has the almost comically awful divorce and years-long, …

S4E8: Cell Block Tango | Betty Broderick & Clara Harris

November 17th, 2019

1:14:14

Ready for some true crime, Trashy Divorces style? This is the episode for you! Alicia brings you the tragic story of Betty Broderick’s ultimately …

S4E7: Hit Me With Your Best Shot | Hulk Hogan and Linda Bollea & Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth

November 10th, 2019

1:01:04

The genius of professional wrestling in the Vince McMahon era is likely the creation of near mythological characters whose real lives are often …

S4E6: Just Like a Pill | Demi Moore & Bruce Willis & Ashton Kutcher

November 3rd, 2019

1:19:39

Demi Moore has not had an easy life, despite how it has often looked from the outside. With the release of her memoir Inside Out, she gets very real with her fans and readers. This week, we share the surprising success …

Trick or Treat: Listener Letters! (Bonus)

October 31st, 2019

49:14

Happy Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, or whatever you find yourself celebrating this week! We figured there’s nothing scarier than a few trashy divorce stories, and as always, you delivered!

We’ve got six stories of …

S4E5: The Tears of a Clown | Richard Pryor & Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold

October 27th, 2019

1:15:24

They say that if you don’t laugh, you’ll have to cry, and that seems very true of our subjects this week. Comedian Richard Pryor revolutionized the …

S4E4: You’re My Best Friend | Penny Marshall and Rob Reiner & Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon

October 20th, 2019

1:12:33

A while back, we covered the tumultuous relationship between John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal and learned something funny: TV legend and record …

S4E3: The Love Cats | The Nine Loves of Pablo Picasso

October 13th, 2019

59:46

This week, we have just one story, but it’s kind of a story with everything. Alicia brings us the life and loves of Pablo Picasso, the legendary artist and Certified Problematic Person. He had nine great romances in his …

S4E2: Video | Stephanie March and Bobby Flay & Kate and Jon Gosselin

October 6th, 2019

1:03:09

This week, we have two incredible divorce stories from the entertainment world. First up, Stacie has the 2015 split of celebrity chef Bobby Flay and Law and Order: SVU actress Stephanie March. This divorce is one of the …

S4E1: Take The Money And Run | Howard Hughes & Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos

September 29th, 2019

1:18:57

What’s in your wallet? Well, if you’re one of our subjects this week, the answer is piles and piles of money! First up, Alicia has the dirt on a towering figure of the 20th century, Howard Hughes. Hughes was a titan of …

S4E0: Dirty Details | Your Trashy Divorces

September 22nd, 2019

51:03

We asked and you answered! This week, we’re getting season four teed up for September 29, but we promised an episode from the mailbag if you sent in your trashy divorce stories.

We were inundated! This episode is just a …

S3E12: Leaving on a Jet Plane | The 2020 Republican Primary Field & John Denver

September 15th, 2019

1:33:12

We love going a little bit sideways with our season finale episodes! Stacie has the scoop on a weird historical moment we’re in: For the first time …

S3E11: It’s Not Right But It’s Okay | Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown & Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

September 8th, 2019

1:22:58

This week, we’ve got two of the most beloved performers to have graced us in decades. Alicia’s got the intense story of Whitney Houston, an incredible talent whose path was in many ways set by the agendas of those …

S3E10: Stars Fell on Alabama | Robert Bentley and Dianne Bentley & America’s Surprise Divorce Capital

September 1st, 2019

1:01:25

Stacie’s had a lot of requests to cover the dirtbaggery that was former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and the affair that tanked his administration. It turns out it was much more than an extramarital dalliance; it was …

S3E9: Driver 8 | Eleanor of Aquitaine & The Baker Street Robbery

August 25th, 2019

1:30:27

First, Alicia has the almost unbelievable story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a 12th century badass who was queen to two European kings and whose genes continue to animate most of the remaining royal houses of the continent. …

S3E8: I’m Too Sexy | Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton & Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds

August 18th, 2019

1:06:23

Who’s too sexy for this podcast? Not our subjects this week, widely recognized as two of the Sexiest Men Alive, and their equally jaw-dropping ex-wives. First up, Stacie has country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda …

S3E7: Borderline | Sean Penn & Madonna & Guy Ritchie

August 11th, 2019

1:03:38

This week, it’s one of the most famous Leos of our time, two-time divorcee, and cultural and musical legend: Madonna. First up, Alicia has the story …

S3E6: Funny Girl | Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz & Kathy Griffin

August 4th, 2019

1:03:40

It’s Alicia’s birthday week, and in her honor, we’re jumping in to the stories of two hilarious redheads. She’s got the surprisingly affectionate divorce of comedienne Lucille Ball and her amazingly capable, eventual …

S3E5: Coconut Telegraph | Marjorie Merriweather Post & Lilly Pulitzer and Peter Pulitzer

July 28th, 2019

1:26:38

Today we take a look at some lifestyles of the rich and famous, and their playground, Palm Beach, Florida. Stacie has the incredible story of a 20th century titan, Marjorie Merriweather Post, who was a …

S3E4: Paperback Writer | Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson & Pauline Pfeiffer & Martha Gellhorn & Mary Welsh

July 21st, 2019

1:27:18

This week, Alicia calls all the Trashy Divorces shots and brings you the story of the four wives – and three divorces – of 20th century literary giant Ernest Hemingway. Stacie’s here, but she’s playing hurt after …

S3E3: Love Is A Battlefield | Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe & Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi

July 14th, 2019

1:22:36

Are you ready for some TENNIS! In honor of the Wimbledon finals, we’re bringing you two stories of the life and times of tennis legends of our age. First, Stacie has the incredibly trashy story of Tatum O’Neal, the …

S3E2: Everybody Wants to Rule The World | Mary, Queen of Scots & Rupert Murdoch

July 7th, 2019

1:23:20

Happy episode day, friends! This week, Alicia tells the sordid tale of Mary, Queen of Scots, who sure knew how to pick ’em. Stacie brings you the trashy divorces of Rupert Murdoch, who might have been better at …

S3E1: You Need To Calm Down | Elton John & Elizabeth Gilbert

June 23rd, 2019

1:18:51

Happy Pride, everyone! This week, we kick off season three with two tasty #trashcandy morsels. First up, Stacie has the trashy and short lived marriage of Elton John and Renate Blauel, a German sound engineer that he …

S2E12: Girls With Guitars | Shania Twain & Wynonna Judd

June 16th, 2019

2:17:44

Welcome to our season two finale! This week, Stacie peels back the layers of the Nashville onion to explore the tragedies and triumphs in the life of Canadian country music superstar Shania Twain. Then, Alicia applies …

S2E11: Tom Cruise Crazy | Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, & Katie Holmes

June 9th, 2019

1:23:25

Turns out we’ve lost that loving feeling for Tom Cruise. From his early, relatively short marriage to Mimi Rogers, who recruited him into …

S2E10: Double Fantasy | Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

June 2nd, 2019

1:18:32

It's Double Fantasy, friends! This week, we have the two trashiest divorce stories this side of the year 2000 - Brad and Jen & Brangelina! Which team are you on?

Alicia will persuade you to come on over to #teamjen, …

S2E9: Werewolves of London | The Profumo Affair & Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones

May 26th, 2019

1:38:23

Groovy, Baby! This week, we head back to the Swinging 60s (and 50s and 70s) in Olde London Towne. Stacie takes a look at the sex and spying scandal that rocked the UK in 1963, The Profumo Affair, and Alicia spills all …

S2E8: He Stopped Loving Her Today | Tammy Wynette and George Jones & Priscilla and Elvis Presley

May 19th, 2019

2:01:30

Ready for some royalty? No, not that kind – this week we feature the Trashy Divorces of music royalty! Alicia details the First Couple of Country Music, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Their relationship covered a lot …

S2E7: Diamond Girl | Elizabeth Taylor, with Erica Kelley of Southern Fried True Crime

May 12th, 2019

1:53:28

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we decided to cover the Mother of Trashy Divorces – Elizabeth Taylor! And to cover Elizabeth Taylor, we asked our friend Erica Kelley of the Southern Fried True Crime podcast to join us! …

S2E6: Mr. Big Stuff | Australia’s Barnaby Joyce & Martha and John Mitchell

May 5th, 2019

1:39:58

This week, Stacie shares a listener suggestion: Barnaby Joyce, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and, apparently, a trash man on the make. After a career as a family values champion, a 2018 sex scandal known as …

S2E5: When I Paint My Masterpiece | Ellen and Dominick Dunne & Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

April 28th, 2019

1:37:55

Alicia explains the multifaceted life and times of former Hollywood executive turned writer warrior for justice Dominick Dunne to Stacie. Stacie …

S2E4: Time In A Bottle | Linda and Harry Macklowe & Marilyn Monroe

April 21st, 2019

1:30:58

This week, we look at very different relationships. Stacie shares the sordid tale of the nearly six-decade-long marriage of New York real estate developer Harry Macklowe and his wife Linda, who recently completed their …

S2E3: Language or The Kiss | Agatha and Archie Christie & Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein

April 14th, 2019

1:34:06

Join us for an exploration of the failed romances that shaped - but certainly didn't break - two pioneering women writers. First, Alicia brings us an enduring mystery from the life of the mother of the genre, Agatha …

S2E2: Go Your Own Way | Fleetwood Mac and Carly Simon & James Taylor

April 7th, 2019

1:16:37

This week, pull on something mustard yellow and get your glitter scarves out of the closet: we're taking a trip to the 1970s!

First up, Stacie has the …

S2E1: Cats in the Cradle | Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr.

March 31st, 2019

1:20:35

And we're back! In case you aren't familiar with the subjects of our season two opener, Donald Trump is the son of a real estate millionaire based in Queens, New York. He got into the family business as a young man and …

Weird Science | No-Strology and Other Trashy Tidbits

March 24th, 2019

47:55

Yes, it’s our week off, but we wanted to share some of the Trashy Tidbits that we put up on Patreon, as well as reveal Stacie’s hard-hitting …

S1E12: Divorce Song | Zelda Sayre and F. Scott Fitzgerald & 12 E. 82nd Street

March 17th, 2019

1:21:39

For our season one finale – we’re taking one week off and will return March 31 – we wanted to play a little, so we’re telling some stories that might not normally fit into a theme this week. First, Alicia brings us the …

S1E11: I Got You Babe | Sonny & Cher and Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson

March 10th, 2019

1:25:58

This week we bring some soft focus with two divorces that seem to have left everybody – and perhaps the relationship itself – in better shape. First, Stacie tells the weird story of Sonny & Cher, and how Sonny’s …

S1E10: What’s Love Got To Do With It | George Harrison, Pattie Boyd, and Eric Clapton & Ike and Tina Turner

March 3rd, 2019

1:23:28

This week, we talk musical royalty from the UK and the US. First, Alicia tells us the terribly trashy tale of the love triangle between Beatle George Harrison, his wife, model Pattie Boyd, and guitar legend Eric …

S1E9: The Winner Takes It All | The Man Who Prints Money & The Divorce That Brushed Art World Royalty

February 24th, 2019

1:19:03

This week, Alicia and Stacie look at a couple of divorces featuring people whose names may not be top of mind, but whose wealth makes them almost untouchable – until their marriages fail.

Learn more about your ad …

S1E8: New Jack Hustler | L. Ron Hubbard & Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

February 17th, 2019

1:17:23

Welcome to episode 8, where we're talking big time religious hucksters! Alicia walks us through the very trashy life - and marriages, and divorces - …

S1 Bonus: I’m Your Venus | Trashy Mythology

February 14th, 2019

1:00:46

A very merry Valentine’s Day to you and yours! To celebrate this ancient celebration of love, Alicia and Stacie invited a favorite friend pursuing …

S1E7: Royals | Charles and Diana & Ernest and Wallis Simpson

February 10th, 2019

1:42:42

This week, Alicia and Stacie explore the not-so-fairytale world of English royalty, and the fated romances of two of the modern era’s Prince of Wales. First, we look at possibly the most famous trashy divorce in living …

S1E6: The First Cut Is The Deepest | Buttafuocos & Bobbitts

February 3rd, 2019

56:19

This week, we jump jump back to the early '90s to get into two of the most infamous cases of the decade: Joey & Mary Jo Buttafuoco (and Amy Fisher), and John & Lorena Bobbitt. Journey with us to the trashy past …

S1E5: Smells Like Teen Spirit | Britney Spears & Drew Barrymore

January 27th, 2019

1:04:23

This week, we look at two women who got famous – and then got married – way too young. Britney Spears was a pop juggernaut before she was 18 years …

S1E4: The Devil Went Down to Georgia | Margaret Mitchell & Newt Gingrich

January 20th, 2019

1:20:03

Looking for some southern hospitality? Well, there’s some of that. This week, Alicia brings you the trashy divorce of Gone With The Wind author and Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell, while Stacie shares the long and …

S1E3: Fame | Bethenny Frankel & Debbie Reynolds

January 13th, 2019

1:17:48

Some people pursue fame relentlessly, while others can’t seem to shake the most notorious chapters of their lives. This week, Stacie shares the trashy, almost four year long divorce of reality TV fixture – and super …

S1E2: My Own Worst Enemy | Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen & Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner

January 6th, 2019

54:30

Welcome back! This week, Alicia explores the weird life (and marital) history of actor Charlie Sheen, and gives particular props to his ex-wife …

S1E1: Oops I Did It Again! | Rudy Giuliani & Henry VIII

January 1st, 2019

1:03:10

Welcome to Trashy Divorces! This week, we explore repetitions and patterns of misconduct with none other than Rudy Giuliani, who is currently going …

Introducing Trashy Divorces

December 18th, 2018

1:35

Trashy Divorces is a new podcast from your friends at Hemlock Creatives. Hosted by Stacie and Alicia, each week we bring you two outrageous stories …

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