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Urban Spinster

78 EpisodesProduced by Sadia SandersWebsite

Celebrating the SINGLE life without judgement and redefining the word “Spinster” Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/urbanspinster/support

78 Episodes | 2017 - 2022

MacLaren Hall - The Sin of Being A Single Mother In Poverty (Episode 4)

June 20th, 2022

54:22

On this episode I speak with Los Angeles County MacLaren Hall Children's Center Survivor Tiffany Bowens. Her abusive mother freed her from the facility while on a field trip, then changed her name. 

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MacLaren Hall - The Sin of Being A Single Mother In Poverty (Episode 3)

June 12th, 2022

14:59

Civil Justice and personal injury Attorney Ben Crump has joined forces with Adam Slater of Slater, Slater, Schulman LLP to file a lawsuit against Los …

MacLaren Hall - The Sin of Being A Single Mother In Poverty (Episode 2, Pt 2)

May 26th, 2022

27:04

Continuing my episodic series on MacLaren Hall, I speak to Claudia Flowers, who began her career in Social Work in 1993 and remained at the facility until its closing. This is Part 2 of 2.
MacLaren Hall Children's Center …

MacLaren Hall – The Sin of Being A Single Mother In Poverty (Episode 2, Pt 1)

May 18th, 2022

30:54

Continuing my episodic series on MacLaren Hall, I speak to Claudia Flowers, who began her career in Social Work in 1993 and remained at the facility until its closing. This is Part 1 of 2. 

MacLaren Hall Children's …

MacLaren Hall ~ The Sin of Being A Single Mother in Poverty

April 30th, 2022

1:12:01

MacLaren Hall Children's Center has been called "Los Angeles' Dirty Little Secret". Owned by the county, It once housed thousands of kids removed from their homes for various reasons and placed at what was to be a …

Why Do People Put So Much Trust In Social Media Influencers? 🤷🏽‍♀️🧟‍♀️

July 21st, 2021

25:50

The latest social media influencer drama with Darius Williams aka Darius Cooks has me wondering why so many people will not only blindly follow, but …

It's Not A Party All The Time 🎉🎈

January 18th, 2021

17:57

Social Media will have you believing that being young and single is a non-stop party.

Let's dispel this myth.

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Twerk Tantrum at True Kitchen & Kocktails - Dallas 🍗🧇

December 1st, 2020

14:40

It went down in Dallas, TX this weekend with an all out twerk battle between patrons and the owner of True Kitchen & Kocktails. 

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Bishop Bazemore Goes Awf! 🤦🏾‍♀️🙌🏾🙀

October 18th, 2020

20:51

Bishop A. Wyoming Bazemore wants you to know that his wife of less than a year Ann'Gel is a true Jezabel!
But why did he choose her when other pastors warned him to stay away?

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"I Don't Believe In Forgiveness"

September 9th, 2020

41:15

Our own bad decisions can lead to us having bitterness that lasts a lifetime. 

In an effort to keep our life lists on course, we often justify a significant other's bad behavior.

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"Face It"🎭 - John Gray

September 3rd, 2020

14:12

The pastor has been caught cheating again! Would you continue to be a member of Relentless or any church where the principles of the bible continue …

Soul Food & Murder For Hire - It Be Your Own Damn People! Pt 2

August 20th, 2020

22:38

By now you may have heard about the Prince of Sweetie Pies, Tim Norman being arrested on a federal charge of conspiracy murder-for-hire that killed his nephew Andre Montgomery.
On this episode I talk about what lead to …

Pyramid Schemes 💸 and COVID 19

July 26th, 2020

28:01

The Flower, Blessing Loom, Gifting Circle etc. are nothing but schemes that will crumble, maybe before you cash or “gift” out. Not to be confused with real Su Su a savings club among close friends and family, these …

Keep Your Legs Closed To Married People! 🚫🍑🍆

July 12th, 2020

15:00

When single people entangle with married folks we usually get the short end of the deal. Hear my thoughts on this whole August Alsina and Jada mess...

It Be Your Own Damn People! 🤷🏾‍♀️

May 16th, 2020

17:34

I've been watching docuseries "Trial by Media" on Netflix. The "King Richard" episode in part is an example of a Civil Rights attorney selling out the Black community in order to serve his own agenda. 

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Are You Dating a Narcissist?

March 25th, 2020

52:44

My Aunt Pepper Miller, a multi-cultural market researcher for companies like Bravo, Ulta Beauty and McDonald's, joins me to discuss the signs of a …

Don’t Want To Suck 🍆? Keep A Job!

March 9th, 2020

6:42

Men still feel like home makers, while important, don’t contribute in the same ways that they do. And therefore should sexually satisfy their needs …

Married Woman Asks Ex For Money 💍💰

February 7th, 2020

12:41

Do you think it's OK for a married woman to ask her ex for money?
On this episode I have a 3rd Party Story Time while I apply my avocado face mask. 

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Mama Bird Syndrome

January 30th, 2020

4:56

Are you a Mama Bird? 🐦 Constantly feeding someone else with your time, money and resources without receiving much in return?

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Marrying A Younger Man

January 16th, 2020

43:37

One of my best friends and I talk about her experience marrying a man 7 years her junior.

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Save Money Using Your Flex Spending Employee Benefit 🗣

January 9th, 2020

10:12

Most employees of large organizations have a Flex Spending Account benefit that they are not using.
I teach you how to take advantage of this pre-tax savings on out-of-pocket medical expenses. 

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Crime Doc Review. - “The Confession Killer”

December 18th, 2019

24:13

Spent a Friday night doing one of my favorite things, watching a good crime documentary.
This one is not only suspenseful, but had me confused, sad …

Today’s Rando Thoughts 🤔

December 4th, 2019

8:47

The Peloton Bike Ad and Billy Dee Williams being “fluid”.

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How To Hook Up A Single Friend - 3 Tips 🙎🏾‍♂️🙎🏾‍♀️

November 28th, 2019

11:15

Married or partnered people always try to hook up their Single friends. But get it wrong every time!

On this episode, I give matchmakers 3 tips that will save a lot of time and keep the friendships in tact. 

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Get Rid Of Things That No Longer Serve You 📦

November 5th, 2019

10:13

Sometimes we hold onto things we no longer need in our lives and don't do us any good. 

Let's unpack while my clay face mask dries!

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Tyler Perry's "Sistas" - Pilot Review 📺

October 26th, 2019

21:52

I break down this 1st episode given my experiences with these types of relationships the ladies find themselves in. 

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Home Sweet Home

October 3rd, 2019

33:27

Buying property is stressful enough. Now let’s add selling another to the mix and having to be on alert for fuckery at the same time!

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Happily Divorced 🧘🏾‍♂️

August 22nd, 2019

28:47

My guest, comedian Anderi Bailey aka Mr. Amen, joins me to talk about why he is happily divorced. But would marry again for a 3rd time.

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A Young Black Man in Love ♥️ 🤵🏾

August 15th, 2019

1:02:14

My guest on this episode is a young Black man who loves love! We talk about why he values relationships, the mistakes made and his path to being better.

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Single at Seventy

August 7th, 2019

32:37

My guest and former 8th grade teacher joins me to talk about why she remained single after having her children.

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“We Gotta Do Better!”

July 31st, 2019

7:22

When people acknowledge that they are falling short there is rarely an attempt to actually “do better”. So why say it out loud? 😩

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Insecurity Is Not Cute! 🙅🏽‍♀️

July 5th, 2019

10:59

Attention isn’t always positive and sometimes not even about you. On this episode of the podcast I talk about how insecurity signs may be missed during the initial stage of a relationship.

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Why Do People Choose To Pay Rent? 🏘

April 16th, 2019

46:27

My guest, Credit Repair Expert Larry Baxter and I discuss why people may choose to rent vs own their home. He dispels first time buyer myths also giving tips on how to boost your credit score.

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Petty Is As Petty Does 🤷🏽‍♀️

April 11th, 2019

8:41

A woman messed around for 25 years waiting on her estranged husband to go half on the divorce! Now that is petty.

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Being Authentic

March 8th, 2019

6:05

Single women are often advised to change things about themselves in order to attract and marry a man. But being fake is not sustainable over time. Take a listen to this latest episode and tell me what you think.

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Financial Manipulation 💵⛓

February 21st, 2019

6:55

On this episode I address financial manipulation by a spouse and the need to have emergency savings in case things go bad.

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Girls on Fyre 🔥 and other docs we like.

January 25th, 2019

1:01:26

My guest, blogger Laura Reid and I discuss our thoughts on why scammers like Billy McFarland are so successful and also delve into other …

Bosses...Get Some Health Benefits! 🏥

December 4th, 2018

8:40

Many entrepreneurs don’t have health insurance. It’s expensive, especially when you’re just starting out. But there are ways to cover yourself in the event of an unforeseen illness or injury.

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Closure is a trap! 🕳

November 9th, 2018

9:22

When relationships end, sometimes without warning, we want to know where it went wrong. But is that really the best thing for our emotional health?

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Push Back

October 13th, 2018

31:59

It seems that women are always having to push back against people that seek to take advantage of us, or who are just being uncooperative. Do men have the same issue?

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Force or Choice?

September 30th, 2018

9:18

Caribbean Top Model contestant says she was “forced” to chemically straighten her hair. But wasn’t this a choice? When faced with an ultimatum we …

Our Current Racial Climate & Cults

September 14th, 2018

11:33

I am fascinated with cult documentaries. Why people join them and how the leaders get members to stay. I think today’s racial climate may lend itself …

4th Time’s The Charm? 💍🎩

August 16th, 2018

59:34

My guest Dr. Alvin Abston talks to me about being married 3 times and still having a desire for the right wife.

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Faith Without Works 🙏🏾⚒

August 2nd, 2018

12:52

We often hear that when praying for something, our “works” are required in order to make it happen. But sometimes we don't wait to find out exactly what that is.

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What Would You Do For Love? 💘💕

June 19th, 2018

11:55

To what extremes would you go in order to find love? 🤔💘

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Are You Dating A Sex Offender?

June 13th, 2018

47:19

My guest on this episode of the podcast is Dr. Alvin Abston, a California State Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider.
We are discussing what makes a person become a sexual predator, possible signs and tips to help …

Prom is Primetime for Pregnancy! 🕺🏾💃🏽

June 9th, 2018

15:19

The rite of passage for graduating high school seniors is attending the prom. It could also mean having their first sexual experience.

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Follow Your Instincts!

May 25th, 2018

11:14

When going against what you know works for you, it results in regret. 😩Listen to my story about a recent visit to the dentist. 😷

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Dating With Debt 💵🙄🤦🏾‍♀️

May 17th, 2018

12:59

How do you feel about dating someone who has a lot of debt? Whether consumer, personal or investment debt?

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Tips For The Single Men 👊🏽

May 9th, 2018

16:06

Fellas these dating tips will save you money, time, heartbreak and maybe even your life!

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Is It Really Gold Digging? 💰

May 2nd, 2018

9:09

If a woman prefers to date men who are financially stable, is she a gold digger or simply protecting herself and her assets? 🤔

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Family Secrets 🤫

April 24th, 2018

7:41

When children are raised in a secretive environment, it often results in adults who lie. Sometimes the adult continues to keep their family secrets …

Why Successful Women Date Down👇🏾

April 11th, 2018

17:33

Why do you think successful, educated women , date men who are not on their level? Here are my thoughts...

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Can Men & Women Just Be Friends?

March 29th, 2018

8:16

Do you think that two people of the opposite sex can be in a strictly platonic relationship? Hear my thoughts on this subject

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Why Do People Stay In Violent Relationships?

March 21st, 2018

10:11

Violence is never ok. What makes some people stay in abusive relationships?

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Beware of Shady Contractors 🛠😈

March 6th, 2018

11:33

Shady repairmen always seek to price gauge customers. Especially the ladies. Here is my latest experience and how I avoided paying too much.

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Cultural Dynamics

February 22nd, 2018

8:39

Our culture plays a huge role in how we manage relationships. Are you being true to yourself or trying to please others?

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Researching Your New Home

February 14th, 2018

10:21

Whether buying or renting a new home, there are some things to consider that you may not have as a single person without children. Here are 3 tips.

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“The Money Talk” 💵💏

February 9th, 2018

31:32

When is it appropriate to talk about finances with your significant other and how should we go about it? Larry Baxter of Elite Financial, LLC …

Give Yourself Permission 👌🏾

February 1st, 2018

2:48

Singles are often told that we are too picky. Knowing what you like and what you don’t is healthy! No one can live your life.

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Married Men 👀💍🎩

January 26th, 2018

4:59

Why is it that many married men look outside of their relationships?

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Single Ownership 🏡

January 5th, 2018

4:24

Ladies, would you allow your new spouse to move into your home and add them to the deed? 🤔

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Single Life Balance

December 7th, 2017

3:43

Many people in our lives want to make demands of our time and resources. They think that because we’re single, we have it to give. Learn how to say no!

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Holiday Single 🥂🍗🎄🎁🎉

November 22nd, 2017

4:56

Here are some tips to help you enjoy the holidays while single.

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Do traditional men still exist? 🎩

November 21st, 2017

4:56

One of my listeners wrote in and asked if traditional men still exist? I would say yes!

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Living The Brave You 💪🏽🙌🏾💃🏽

November 16th, 2017

4:55

Are you being you or the Brave version of yourself?

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More Sexual Misconduct 🤦🏾‍♀️🚫

November 9th, 2017

5:56

Everyday there is another story regarding sexual misconduct in the workplace. Let’s talk about it.

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What Is Yoni Steaming? 🍑

November 1st, 2017

14:43

On this episode of the #podcast I interviewed Certified Holistic Doula and Yoni Steam Blend Curator, Yvonne Amis @rootd_n_love.
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Lender Not A Borrower 💸

October 19th, 2017

4:12

Be careful loaning money. Think about how of if you’ll get it back.

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Submarine Dating ⚓️

October 12th, 2017

3:32

Did that guy who ghosted you suddenly pop back up? Listen to the signs of being submarined.

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Would You Consider IVF? 🤰🏽

October 4th, 2017

3:27

As a single woman who desires children with no prospects in sight, would you consider in vitro fertilization?

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Dying To Self ⚰️

September 18th, 2017

3:03

We are often taught to become self-sufficient as adults versus leaving our parents and cleaving to a spouse. On this episode I talk about what Pastor …

Getting Comfortable with Being Single

September 4th, 2017

4:54

As singles we sometimes become impatient with our love life being seemingly at a stand still. Here are some tips I’ll share.

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