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Wild & Basic with Murs Alison

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Welcome to Wild & Basic! A lifestyle podcast by @mursalison. He showers his listeners with encouraging words through the funny and serious stories he tells with or without his guests. It's full of vulnerable episodes but also lighthearted episodes to crack you up. The podcast's mission is to portray… read more

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To Anyone Going Through A Breakup

December 1st, 2022


Breakups are probably one of the hardest things one has to go through so I just wanted to share my thoughts on how I'm doing after mine and …

Social Media Updates #1

November 24th, 2022


There's always something new going on social media so I thought I should turn this into a series and talk about it once in a while so we all stay up …

Nothing Is Ever What It Seems

November 17th, 2022


You know that phrase "don't judge the book by its cover" well sadly a lot of us do that. We end up believing that our opinions about people, places, or things are facts hence our reality gets distorted. After a while, …

Social Media Isn't Real Life

November 3rd, 2022


Once again I'm talking about social media and I thought I could add this to my next series of episodes about social media. There's always something …

Slow Living

October 27th, 2022


Hustle culture is no longer the lifestyle people want. These days people are more interested in slow living because of the better quality of life. So …

Starting A New Chapter

October 20th, 2022


Life is all about changes and that includes certain chapters coming to an end and starting new ones. It might sound scary, but it is exactly what we need sometimes so we can come out of our shells and figure out what …

Influencing vs 9 to 5

October 13th, 2022


I'm back from my road trip so it is time to dish on all the things that I did during it and also talk about some influencer drama that happened while …

Truth About Working With Brands #2

September 29th, 2022


I know I have talked about this topic before, but I realized I haven't covered everything. I don't think I will ever be able to cover it in one episode so I decided to turn this into a series so I can talk about it …

Preparing For The Worst

September 22nd, 2022


I know how the title of this episode sounds, but hear me out. This is not one of those pessimist sob stories. Preparing for the worst can be actually …


September 15th, 2022


New York Fashion Week just concluded its shows for this year and I thought it would be interesting to talk about what really goes behind the scenes, …

People's Perception Of Us

September 1st, 2022


Ever heard of the phrase "don't judge the book by its cover" well, that's exactly what we do in our society. As much as we say looks, money, job whatever it may be doesn't matter, in reality, it does hence first …


August 25th, 2022


Therapy is something that I think is truly so valuable at every stage of our lives, some more than others. This episode isn't necessarily just about …

Taking On More Responsibilities

August 18th, 2022


Responsibilities? Ugh, who wants that am I right?! If we look closely though, responsibilities are the way that we learn the big lessons in life or …

How To Have Fun While Creating Content

August 11th, 2022


I know a lot of us get intimated by creating content and even some of us who have been doing this for a long time start to question our craft. It might be easier to said than done, but everything comes down to balance …

Fame And Money

August 4th, 2022


As much as we don't want to admit it, we tend to associate fame with money, but in reality, these two things don't usually come together. It …

Social Comparison

July 28th, 2022


We've all been there. When someone you work with gets a promotion or someone gets a job that you always dreamed of then the comparison starts. This is referred to as social comparison and it might seem like maybe a …

Getting Back On Track

July 21st, 2022


We have all been there either we took a long vacation or the sickness got the best in us. In my case, it was COVID. So I definitely didn't plan on it and having to take a break from my usual routine on top of being back …

Regrets & Moving On

July 7th, 2022


Regrets are something that could set us back and almost makes us feel like we messed up and there is no way to fix it. The truth is there is …

Behind The Scenes Of Creating A Content

June 30th, 2022


From the outside, everything might look picture-perfect and seem like it just all came together in that one moment like it was so easy to do, but I'm here to tell you that's far from the truth when it comes to creating …

Treat Your Social Media Profile Like A Portfolio

June 23rd, 2022


Contrary to what most people think what you share on social media is important regardless of if you have a huge audience or not because the truth is times have changed and brands are looking. Social media managers, PR …

Don’t Lose Yourself In A Relationship

June 16th, 2022


In the beginning stages of a new relationship, we tend to get super excited and it becomes overwhelming and consuming. We start to spend all of our time and attention on that relationship and tend to neglect the other …

The Truth About Working With Brands As A Content Creator

June 9th, 2022


Are you an aspiring content creator or the one who is self-managed? Then this is the episode for you. Unlike many other professions out there being a content creator doesn't really come with a manual. Not to say other …

The End Of Influencer Culture

June 2nd, 2022


Whether you like them or not, chances are you have come across influencers when you scroll through your feed on your favorite social channels. I …

Summer Dates

May 26th, 2022


I know after a while we get too comfortable just being with ourselves, but it is important to put ourselves out there from time to time. I know being out of our comfort zone is not something we want to do, but you never …

Finding Yourself

May 19th, 2022


Do you ever feel like you haven't truly understood what your purpose is in life or what you really meant to be doing? Truth is this is an ongoing …

Social Media Backup Plan

May 12th, 2022


Do you have a backup plan if all fails? By all, I mean the presence that you have created on social platforms. I know you might think maybe this is a …

Overachieving is Unsustainable

May 5th, 2022


Overachieving can be a good skill to have but it is also a problematic one. Society or our past traumas make us think that we need to do better so we see our true value, but is that even healthy to live life like that …

Summer Goals

April 28th, 2022


Summer is just around the corner and I thought it would be interesting to make an episode to talk about some goals that we can accomplish. We don't …

Influencer Olympics

April 21st, 2022


Yes, you saw that title right! Coachella is also referred to as Influencer Olympics lol It is quite a big event actually for anyone who is an …

Body Dysmorphia And Social Media

April 14th, 2022


Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and say things like "ew I don't like this, why does this look like that, is this how I look usually." No one looks their best at all times. We all have some bad days and good …

Toxic Traits On Social Media

April 7th, 2022


I think sometimes we almost forget that there is a person on the other side of the screen and we start commenting, DM, or sharing things that we …

Bad Jokes

March 31st, 2022


I'm sure by now you have heard about Chris Rock & Will Smith incident and I thought it would be interesting to talk about violence and also the …

Desire For Fame

March 24th, 2022


Nowadays everyone wants to be famous. Some have their own reasons but some just want to be famous for being famous. Besides wanting to be famous for …

Taking Time To Enjoy The Little Things

March 17th, 2022


In this episode I want us to talk about self-care. As much as we want to be productive and do our best, self-care is what makes this happen. It doesn't have to be anything super fancy something as simple as getting a …

The Ways To Cope With Being In Limbo

March 10th, 2022


Do you ever feel like you're in limbo? Like you're coping in-between times and you absolutely have no control over your life. It's like you are not …

Starting Something New Is Terrifying

March 3rd, 2022


Today I want to talk about new beginnings. Starting something new doesn't matter it's a new business, a new job anything it is absolutely terrifying …

How To Stay Humble

February 24th, 2022


We talked quite a lot about being successful and the ways to get there In this podcast so I thought it would be interesting to talk about how to stay …

Healthy Work-Life Balance

February 17th, 2022


Work is important, but that doesn't mean it has to be your whole life. You need to have a balance and set clear boundaries so your work life doesn't …

How To Embrace Alone Time

February 10th, 2022


Being alone doesn't have to be lonely. It is actually the time for yourself to recharge, pick up new hobbies or old ones that you gave up and finally …

Letting Go Of Grudges

February 3rd, 2022


Holding a grudge is something that happens at one point in our lives. Sometimes we don't even realize we are holding a grudge until we look at how we …

Declutter Your Mind

January 27th, 2022


So we talk about this quite a lot especially at the beginning of the year when it comes to our home, closet, garage, or office but somehow we seem to …

The Reality Of Owning A Business With Jennifer Walsh

January 20th, 2022


In today's episode, I have my first guest of 2022; Jennifer Walsh. She is the founder of Beauty Bar and many other businesses. She talks about her experience with owning a business and the struggles one goes through. …

Racing Late Night Thoughts

January 13th, 2022


Do you ever get those racing thoughts at night before you try to sleep or while in your sleep then you suddenly just wake up? Yeah, I have been there. I was like it must be the jet lag then it has been close to 2 weeks …

New Year’s Resolutions are Dumb

January 6th, 2022


It's 2022. Gosh it really does sound like 2020 too I can't lol Anyways I'm talking about why new year's resolutions are dumb. I think having goals …

Leave These Feelings Behind

December 18th, 2021


Yup, it's the end of the year. Last episode of 2021. Can't believe just like that another year is coming to an end. I'm already getting emotional …

Growing Up With Social Media

December 16th, 2021


I think sometimes we don't realize this as we were introduced to social media at such an early age, but as we grow up the things we post, the things we used to like change. It's just part of being a human. However, we …

Posting Just For The Sake Of Posting

December 9th, 2021


I literally have been dying to talk about this for a hot minute since all I see nowadays on social media is everyone talking about how many times we need to be posting to get our point across or have more eyeballs on …

Lessons To Take Away From Virgil Abloh

December 2nd, 2021


Since I have been turning these into series I thought it would be appropriate to include Virgil Abloh considering his recent passing from a rare form …

Reflecting On Yourself

November 25th, 2021


Reflecting on things especially on your old behaviors is very healthy. Think about how many times you might have misread the situation or missed an …

Chasing Trends To Stay Relevant

November 18th, 2021


Thanks to TikTok there is at least one new trend every day and not to mention all these so-called educational channels to get you to jump on these trends so you can make it about your niche or business. As someone who …

The Role Of Brand In Customer Experience

November 11th, 2021


Customer experience is something that is a part of the brand doesn't matter if you're a small brand or a massive one. The only difference between them is that how the customer describes it which narrowed comes to either …

Capitalistic Society

November 4th, 2021


I thought we are going to talk about capitalism in this podcast I just didn't think it would be this soon. Well, I think we all have heard of Squid …

Anger Is Healthy

October 28th, 2021


We tend to associate certain feelings like sadness, anxiety, anger as bad versus happiness, joy, love as good. Today we are specifically talking about anger. The feeling of anger can be a lot and sometimes might look …

The Dark Side Of Instagram

October 21st, 2021


I just thought it would be only fair to dedicate an entire episode to the platform that started all for me, Instagram. I wish this was just a tribute …

Behind The Scenes of Viral Marketing

October 14th, 2021


Today we are talking about the famous salmon and rice bowl girl on TikTok Emily Mariko. I want to make these a series so we can analyze from time to time in order to understand the strategies behind certain things we …

The Feeling Of Not Fitting In

October 7th, 2021


Do you ever feel like you just don't fit in? I feel the same way some days. The truth is we all want to feel understood and seen by other people. When we aren’t, it makes us feel like an outsider as if something is …

Imposter Syndrome

September 30th, 2021


Do you ever feel like an imposter? Feeling like you didn't accomplish anything and doubting yourself constantly with that negative voice in your head. This is the episode for you. Remember to be kind to yourself and …

Power Of Consistency

September 23rd, 2021


Since we talked about patience in the previous episode I thought it made sense that we also talked about consistency. Consistency is what makes the difference between failure and success, especially in business. There …

Making An Instagrammable Business With Alix Greenberg

September 16th, 2021


In today's episode, I sat down with Alix Greenberg the founder of Artsugar a curated e-commerce platform for Instagrammable artwork and home decor. Born and raised in NYC, founder Alix spent nearly a decade working in …

Patience Really Does Pay Off

September 9th, 2021


Patience is something that doesn't come easy especially when it comes to certain things in our lives. In today's episode, we are specifically talking about business. A very good example of this is actually the juiciest …

For Your Younger Self With Owen Grover

August 26th, 2021


This episode is full of great tips and stories you need to hear from Owen Grover who is a CEO at TrueFire Studios. He has had many experiences over …

Beyond The Vanity Metrics

August 19th, 2021


Followers, likes, comments are something we constantly see every day on social media, and believe it or not those numbers affect the way we value …

Role Of Branding In Marketing

August 12th, 2021


When we hear the word "branding" it might not mean so much to us as a customer, but when we deep dive into it we realize how many of our daily decisions when it comes to purchasing are directly influenced by branding. …

Not Caring Is Not Such A Cool Thing

August 5th, 2021


I feel like we are in this era of desensitization acting like we don't care because we are not required to. Doesn't that sound so wrong? There’s nothing attractive about not caring. I mean yeah, it might help us pretend …

Delegate To Get Things Done

July 29th, 2021


We all say that sometimes ugh I don't have time for this and that, but the truth is we are not prioritizing what is important and what is secondary in order to make time for pretty much everything. This is where the …

Becoming Your Own Mentor

July 22nd, 2021


At one point in our career mentorship is something we might think about. It's not because we are helpless or anything, but because sometimes we don't really know what we are doing. We think maybe having a mentor might …

The Problem With Striving For Perfection

July 15th, 2021


The way that society portrays perfection or at least striving for perfection makes it seem like it is such a good thing. When you look deeper you realize how messed up and unhealthy this route is. Perfectionism is not …

Myths About Starting & Building A Business

July 8th, 2021


Unfortunately having a business is not like a one-time business proposal or project that you could do and hope that the product or the line you …

Life's Like A Jigsaw Puzzle With Missing Pieces

July 1st, 2021


Solving puzzles can be addicting especially when it comes to on our own. Every piece we put together, we get closer to the whole picture which is …

What Is Life Even Without Taking Risks

June 24th, 2021


They say take the risk or lose the chance? It really puts things in perspective as what to do in life or what not to do. Life is a series of risks, …

When To Pivot In Business With Courtney Claghorn

June 17th, 2021


I sat down with Courtney Claghorn, the founder of SUGARED + BRONZED to talk about how she made the pivot into e-commerce from a traditional brick and mortar business. SUGARED + BRONZED is the nation's largest sugaring …

Hustle Culture in New York City

June 10th, 2021


Hustle they say just keep hustling until you make it but at what cost? Talking about how NYC is all about hustling. It's got that hustle culture that …

No, You're Not Too Sensitive

June 3rd, 2021


Do you ever get annoyed when someone says "Oh, don't be so sensitive?" Trust me I've been there. I know how it feels like to hear that because …

The Next Level You With Nicole Rose Stillings

May 27th, 2021


In today's episode, I sat down with an entrepreneur, DJ & and content creator Nicole Rose Stillings from The Big Shot with Bethenny on HBO Max to …

Ways To Keep Your Mental Health In Check

May 20th, 2021


Things might be opening up, but this could be a big change for most of us hence it is important to take some time for ourselves so our mental health …

Live In The Moment, Not On Social Media

May 13th, 2021


Sometimes it feels like social media is our real life because it is so integrated with almost everything we do, but where do we draw the line and find our true selves?

Not Every Opportunity is Meant to be Taken

May 6th, 2021


You know what they say life is full of opportunities, but that doesn't mean you need to take that every opportunity that comes your way.

No Such Thing As Overnight Success With Aaron Myers

April 29th, 2021


It seems like an overnight success is a common thing these days since TikTok came around, but is it really the case? I have Aaron Myers on the podcast who is a jazz artist and an entrepreneur to answer all these …

Behind The Scenes of Influencer Marketing With Jess Hunichen & Emily Ward

April 22nd, 2021


Ever wondered how influencer management works? How does one get a manager and what does a manager do? Well, Jess Hunichen and Emily Ward are here to answer your burning questions.

Living in Miami In Your 20s With Catwalk Chemist

April 15th, 2021


Ever heard how most New Yorkers are moving to Florida especially to South Beach? Well, Catwalk Chemist has been living there for a bit so she is here to tell you all about her experience and some insights for your 20s.

Living The Nomad Life With Cam Woodsum

April 8th, 2021


Ever thought of just dropping everything and start traveling around the world and live that Nomad lifestyle? Well, that's what Cam Woodsum did and he has been doing this since 2017. So he is sharing all his tips and …

The Habits That Make Your Anxiety Worse

April 1st, 2021


We all been there. Anxiety is something we all experience but not at the same level. Some of us can push through and pretend like everything okay while others might need to take a day to gather themselves.

What Emptiness Feels Like And How To Fill That Void

March 25th, 2021


Emptiness is something a lot of us can experience and it doesn't necessarily mean that we are failing in life. However, it means that we might have hit a plateau and it is time for us to change things up and find a new …

The Growing Pains of Being A Social Media Influencer

March 18th, 2021


Everyone wants to be an influencer these days. Most people assume it is an easy job that pays a lot of money but they only see the final content without knowing how many email exchanges and drafts went behind the scenes.

How Everything Changed With Jessica Markowski

March 11th, 2021


It is exactly been a year since the pandemic hit the world and I sat down with Jessica Markowski to reflect back on 2020 and how it has changed everything for us from months of everything being cancelled to finding a …

Finding Your Personal Style & Confidence With Dennis Kenney

March 4th, 2021


Finding your personal style can be hard especially in 2021 when there are so many trends and styles being introduced every day, so let's talk about how you can find your own unique style!

Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously

February 25th, 2021


It is very easy to get caught up in events that make up our lives and almost forget that most of the difficulties we are faced with are only as …

Pipe Dreams Or Actual Goals With Janine Just & Claudine Desola

February 18th, 2021


Dreams are so easier to make. Sometimes we think about them so much as they are not really achievable. Well, this is where the pipe dreams come in. Any dream can be a pipe dream doesn't matter if it's big or small, but …

How Luck Actually Works

February 11th, 2021


Don't you get tired of hearing oh I just got lucky or yeah I guess I'm the lucky one? Well, what if I told you luck is not the same thing as chance. …

Broadway To Hollywood With Gabrielle Ruiz

February 4th, 2021


Gabrielle Ruiz or most of you guys known her as Valencia Perez from The CW musical comedy-drama series Crazy-Ex Girlfriend joined Wild & Basic …

How To Take What's Already Yours

January 28th, 2021


It is quite strange to hear this but sometimes what you already paid for or what you think is actually yours is NOT really yours until you actually fight it to get it...

What Codependency Feels Like With Candy Washington

January 21st, 2021


Codependency? Some of us not brave enough to admit, but someone has to, so we can learn that there is nothing wrong with us. Candy Washington who is an actress, writer, producer, and influencer is talking about all the …

How Manifesting Actually Works

January 14th, 2021


We all heard that before "Manifest your dreams or goals" you will get there, but does it really work like that? How does one actually manifest in the right way so they can achieve whatever they want?

Reality Of The Situation With Cassidi Parker

December 22nd, 2020


We are talking about rejections in today's episode with Cassidi Parker. She is an actress, singer, and dancer based in LA. She is talking about how she worked her way through her career to get where she is today. …

"Positive Thinking" Mentality

December 15th, 2020


Haven't we all heard that before? Just be positive! Think positive! Everything is going to be ok! Like of course nothing is forever things will change, but that doesn't mean that we need to neglect what we are feeling …

The Latest Trends On Fashion

December 8th, 2020


Some say New York City is the capital of fashion so since I'm living in NYC I thought I could touch base on how the city has changed this past year …

How Holidays Affect Our Mental Health

December 1st, 2020


It's that wonderful time of the year. I mean it's getting there. This past weekend it was Turkey Day now we are going to have a countdown to …

Money can actually buy you happiness

November 24th, 2020


Let's talk about how money can actually buy you happiness because it all depends on how you spend it. People always say and people I mean everyone on TikTok do you want to cry in a Walmart or in a mansion or do you want …

Friends As Business Partners

November 17th, 2020


Talking about friends, family, or a significant other as business partners and how does it actually work since recently there has been another rising drama with Call Her Daddy(CHD) as Sofia started a new podcast so I …

Here's Why You Need To Stop Romanticizing Things

November 10th, 2020


Yes, I said it I know. There are so many reasons why we romanticize certain things it could be a place, people list goes on. There was this trend on …

How To Have A Confident Smile With Dr. Lewis Chen

November 3rd, 2020


Having a confident smile isn't as difficult as you think. We all been there hesitating to smile just because our teeth don't look the best or people …

Building Your Personal Brand With Lara Eurdolian

October 27th, 2020


Talking about growing your personal brand and the journey you take along the way with Lara Eurdolian aka @prettyconnected on this episode.

Modeling in NYC With Erica Saint Wiltz

October 20th, 2020


Since we touched base on what's like being an actor in Los Angeles last week, I thought I could invite another friend of mine, Erica Saint Wiltz aka …

California Dreaming With Sarah Moliski

October 13th, 2020


We all been there, catching ourselves dreaming about being a Hollywood star and living in a mansion with a view of the city. So, I thought I could …

Things You Don't Need To Tell Your Family

October 6th, 2020


As much as it makes me feel uncomfortable to talk about this, I thought eventually we have to. Family is what most of us consider as a support system …

Social Isolation or Pure Loneliness

September 29th, 2020


This week I'm talking about social isolation. It's something that some of us or maybe most of us are going through right now due to the pandemic. Our …

This is How The Society Portrays Age

September 22nd, 2020


I know I'm not that old, but with the standards of Hollywood and society, 25 is old enough. Here I'm talking about how many times over the years I …

Confessions from an Overthinker

September 15th, 2020


Here I'm talking about the truth on how overthinkers think. It's a crazy and wild spiral. Just wanted to share how we actually think and what it causes that.

Insta Baddies For Life With Nick Pinsker

September 1st, 2020


Oh, you know talking casually with Nick @thekingof5thave about Instagram and how it ruined our mental health? Listen if you want to hear some real tea about what influencers actually go through.

Here's Why You Find It Hard To Trust People

August 25th, 2020


Can you really trust someone fully? Well, there is only one way to find out by trusting them in the first place and seeing what they do to prove …

Farewell Tiktok

August 18th, 2020


TikTok is what everyone is talking about these days and for a good reason because this dear platform might be getting banned in 45 days unless Microsoft or any other company in the US reaches a deal with Bytedance. The …

Playing We're Not Really Strangers

August 11th, 2020


Today I'm playing a risky card game called "We're Not Really Strangers." I absolutely love this game and the account on Instagram. Unlike most …

How To Overcome Pressure

August 4th, 2020


Pressure can come from everywhere and the shocking thing is the most pressure actually comes from within us. We put so much pressure on ourselves sometimes without even realizing it.

Friendships With Qiang Zheng

July 28th, 2020


Friendships are such an important topic regardless of age and depending on the person that could be either a huge part of your support system or even …

Is New York City the place to be

July 21st, 2020


NYC, the place everyone wants to be in. Here are some of my honest thoughts. I'm talking about my experience with transportation, nightlife, and most importantly the lifestyle that everyone seems to have here.

Relationships During Quarantine

July 14th, 2020


Talking about some of my experiences with being single, being in a relationship, and getting broken up.

Mistakes To Learn From

July 7th, 2020


Everyone wants to talk about their accomplishments and happy memories so I thought in this episode I can do the opposite. I'm talking about some of my mistakes that lead me to the lowest points in life.

Adapting To Change

June 30th, 2020


The first episode of Wild & Basic is here! I'm talking about all the craziness of the quarantine and how it ended for me. I know we all might be going through something at the moment as things are opening I just …

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