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Hotter Than Ever Episodes

April 9, 2024

Advice: Help! I'm SO Distracted By Sexy Apps (But I Love It)!

Are using dating apps the modern-day equivalent of juggling a part-time job? For one of our listeners, the allure of Pure, a sexting app, has sparked both a whirlwind of fun and distraction that begs the question: How long will it last? Join Erin on this episode as she delves into the tantalizing world of digital intimacy, sharing her own experiences with and a myriad of dating apps.

From anonymous sexting with zero stakes to setting boundaries and embracing validation, Erin offers candid insights from her experiences on managing attention and fulfillment in the realm of online connections.

April 4, 2024

Dishing About Domestic Labor with Eve Rodsky

When Eve Rodsky received a text from her husband that read, “I'm surprised you didn't get blueberries”, it sparked a revelation. It wasn't just about the fruit; it was about the deeper imbalance in their household dynamics. Fast forward over a decade, and Eve has emerged as a leading voice in reshaping the gender division of labor. With two groundbreaking books under her belt – “Fair Play” and “Find Your Unicorn Space” – Eve's mission is clear: to revolutionize how partners share the burden of domestic responsibilities, ensuring women no longer shoulder the lion's share of unpaid labor. Join Erin and Eve for as they delve into Eve's journey of creating a gamified system to tackle household inequalities.

March 28, 2024

Rethinking Modern Motherhood & Reclaiming Our Bodies with Amanda Montei

In her illuminating book, "Touched Out: Motherhood, Misogyny, Consent, and Control," Amanda Montei dissects the nuanced layers of societal expectations and judgments that surround women's bodies, particularly during motherhood, reminding us to be attentive to the stories that are being told to us.

 

Join us for a deep and fascinating episode as Erin and Amanda delve into the complexities of motherhood, dissecting societal norms, reclaiming bodily autonomy, and advocating for systemic reform.  

March 26, 2024

Advice: How Do I Approach Sex After 33 Years With My Ex-Husband? With Dr. Juliana Hauser

Nothing gets us more excited than witnessing one of our listeners burst back onto the dating scene after a long marriage. Yet, as thrilling as this new chapter may be, it can also come riddled with uncertainties. How can I ensure my safety while exploring new sexual partners? How can I feel confident in my body as an older woman? In this episode, Erin and Dr. Juliana Hauser delve into a question from Amy, a 63-year-old woman venturing back into the dating scene after 33 years of marriage. We uncover practical advice that any woman can embrace to embark on her sexual journey with confidence and enthusiasm.

March 21, 2024

Being a Doctor on Skid Row with Dr. Susan Partovi, Renegade MD 

Since she was a girl, Dr. Susan Partovi felt the pull toward a career in medicine. But it wasn't until a transformative journey to Tijuana, Mexico that her calling took on a deeper meaning, igniting a lifelong commitment to championing the health of marginalized communities. Now, after decades of serving people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles, Susan stands as a testament to the vitality and impact of women flourishing in their passions after 40, all while uplifting society's most vulnerable. Join us as we explore the challenges and complexities of addressing homelessness, mental illness, and substance use disorders with raw honesty and insight. 

March 19, 2024

Advice: How Do I Talk About My Sexual Needs? With Dr. Juliana Hauser 

Imagine this: you've just broken free from a decade-long relationship that didn't quite fit, and then you find someone new, someone exciting, and the text messages start heating up. But as you settle into the relationship, you realize your partner isn't quite on the same page when it comes to acting on those steamy promises. How do you navigate this shift in your sexual dynamic? Lucky for us, we have marriage and family therapist and sex educator Dr. Juliana Hauser joining us again on Hotter Than Ever to help tackle our latest listener question. Join Erin and Dr. Juliana as they discuss the importance of clear and unapologetic  communication of sexual needs and desires within relationships.

March 14, 2024

A Comedian's Psychedelic Awakening with Negin Farsad

Like most comedians, Negin Farsad was a self-described skeptic, especially when it came to the trendy world of "magic mushrooms" and psychedelic retreats sweeping the wellness scene. But when a writing assignment led her to participate in a psilocybin retreat, she found herself on a transformative path she never expected.

In this captivating episode, Negin shares her initial doubts and ultimate revelations as she delves into the world of psychedelics. What began as a journalistic endeavor quickly evolved into a deeply profound experience, challenging Negin to confront past traumas and rediscover and forgive herself in unexpected ways. 

March 12, 2024

Advice: Mushrooms for Anxiety and Menopause? With Tracey Tee

Have you ever wondered about the therapeutic potential of psilocybin or "magic mushrooms" for treating anxiety or menopause? In today's advice episode, we're thrilled to welcome back Tracey Tee, the founder of "Moms on Mushrooms" (M.O.M), to tackle our latest listener inquiry. Tracey sheds light on why women are turning to microdosing mushrooms to address anxiety and menopause. In a world where conventional treatments often fall short, Tracy is empowering women to chart a new course, reclaiming their inner selves and navigating their “third act” with agency and grace.

March 7, 2024

Chasing Physical Pain and Discovering Tenderness with Margo Steines 

In a time where many of us find ourselves disconnected from our bodies, Margo Steines relentlessly chased physical pain. As she recalls in her gripping memoir “Brutalities: A Love Story”, Margo pursued extreme experiences—drugs, sexual violence, and abusive relationships—as avenues to escape psychological discomfort and to feel alive.

Throughout this episode, Margo shares her ever-evolving relationship with her body from working as a professional dominatrix, to an ironworker, and later as a writer and mother, the latter of which revolutionized her relationship with her body.

March 5, 2024

Advice: What To Do When Your Boyfriend Dumps You 

In this episode we’re giving advice to none other than Hotter Than Ever. Yes, you read that correctly. When Erin found herself blindsided by the sudden end of her relationship with her boyfriend, “The Marine”, she knew she had to open up about the experience, no matter how raw the pain. For anyone facing the aftermath of a significant breakup, this is your reminder that healing and moving forward are possible, even in the midst of heartache.

Join us for a heartfelt and vulnerable episode, as Erin shares the story of how (and why) her relationship ended, and tangible advice for how to get over the first breakup after divorce.

February 29, 2024

Cindy Gallop's Vision for a Safe, Sexy Internet

Cindy Gallop's MakeLoveNotPorn is the world's first and only user-generated and 100% human-curated social sex video sharing platform, whose mission is to promote good sexual behavior and good sexual values by showing real people having safe, healthy, consensual sex. The platform is blazing the trail for female-built and mission-driven businesses, and the need to create more safe and inclusive online and real-world experiences for us all.

In this episode, Erin and Cindy engage in a thought-provoking conversation around the intersection of sex, business, and the important role of women in shaping the future of the Internet. 

February 27, 2024

Listener Mail:  How Do I Stay Safe While Dating (and More)?

Picture this: you’re 50, newly separated from your husband after 20 years of marriage, and diving into the world of casual dating and sex. How do you navigate sex safely as an older woman in the new world of dating app culture? You’ve come to the right place. In this week’s advice episode, we’re discussing our favorite topic: sex—how to talk about it with potential partners and how to navigate it safely when getting back out there. 

 

Join Erin as she offers her subjective POV on the ups and downs of post-divorce dating and shares practical tips and insights from her personal experiences.

February 22, 2024

When Your Whole Family Comes Out with Jessi Hempel

Jessi Hempel is many things: an award-winning journalist, podcaster, author, and senior editor-at-large at LinkedIn. But despite her myriad accomplishments, she shies away from labeling herself as ‘successful’. For Jessi, her illustrious career as a technology and business journalist was always a stepping stone on the path to her childhood dream of writing a book. However, after the publication of her memoir, "The Family Outing," Jessi found herself facing an existential quandary: what comes next after you achieve your ultimate goal? In this episode, Jessi takes the helm as we navigate through diverse topics.

February 20, 2024

Listener Mail: Looking for a New Life in New England 

“If you get to the root of what it is that you care about, you will probably also find a path to meaningful work.”

 

Ever found yourself at a crossroads, wondering what’s next after already pursuing your professional dreams? In this week's advice-packed episode, we're delving into the daunting, yet exhilarating realm of career transitions. Whether you're eyeing a shift in industries or skill sets, especially later in life, the roadmap to your next chapter starts within.

 

Let Erin be your compass as she unpacks practical strategies for deciphering your next career move.

February 15, 2024

How Gen X is Taking on Menopause with Stacy London

Today we're sharing an incredible conversation with TV icon, Stacy London. You probably remember Stacy from TLC’s “What Not to Wear” where she turned fashion faux pas into fabulous looks and boosted self-esteem week after week. Now, she's shining a spotlight on menopause and women's health in midlife–topics long overlooked in both media and medical circles. Stacy's mission is crystal clear: it's time to rewrite the story on women and aging. Join Stacy and Erin for an engaging and informative conversation on the intersection of perimenopause, menopause, aging, sexuality, and women’s health.

February 13, 2024

Listener Mail: How Do I Get Over My Fear of Rejection and Be More Authentic?

We all want to be the most authentic versions of ourselves, but how do we overcome the fear of judgment, criticism, and rejection that’s holding us back? In today’s advice episode, we hear from a listener who is struggling to share her true self without reservation.

 

Drawing from Erin’s personal experiences with corporate life, divorce, and unexpected layoffs, she shares poignant insights that helped her embrace a liberating self-expression. The takeaway: no matter how daunting it may seem, authenticity always triumphs. 

February 8, 2024

Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Transitions

“Just because I'm uncomfortable with discomfort, it doesn't mean I'm not okay.”

 

Ever been laid off? Experienced the gut-wrenching dissolution of a relationship? Or maybe you're just grappling with the uncertainty of what comes next in your career or love life. Whatever the case, Erin's here to remind you that amidst these difficult transitions lies a world of potential–we just need to trust the process. Join us as Erin shares her insights on navigating upheaval, embracing uncertainty, and finding beauty in the messy middle of change. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, discover how to thrive amidst life's twists and turns.

February 6, 2024

Listener Mail: How Can I Control My Mood And Not Be Affected By The Actions of Others?

“I made it worse because I was not the master of my emotions.”

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where someone hits that emotional button you never knew existed? Did you end up regretting something you said or did in the heat of the moment? We've all been there. In today’s advice episode, we’re delving into a listener's question on how to control one’s mood and avoid being swayed by others’ actions. Join us as Erin shares a recent personal story on the challenges of navigating relationships and emotions, along with tips for controlling how you can respond in the heat of the moment. 

February 1, 2024

Claiming Your Sexual Power in Midlife with Eva Clay

Eva Clay is on a mission to make sex a spiritual practice. With two decades of expertise, Eva has helped countless women defy the misconception that perimenopause and menopause mark the end of a woman's sexuality. In this riveting conversation, discover how midlife can unfold as a magnificent era of sexual exploration, fostering healthier, empowered, and fulfilled lives. Get ready for an insightful and passionate exchange between Eva and Erin as they not only express their profound appreciation for embracing sexuality, but also delve into the biological benefits of menopause and the intricate relationship between sex and spirituality.

January 30, 2024

Listener Mail: How Do I Start Dating Again After 60?

“Change is often uncomfortable and is almost always good.”

 

Today, we’re delving into a topic near and dear to our hearts: reentering the dating scene. This week, our hot listener is looking for Erin’s top three tips for women over 60 venturing back into dating. While the prospect of dating again may be uncomfortable, Erin is your trusty guide to transform this experience into a golden opportunity for self-discovery and, of course, a bit of fun. Join us as Erin shares her essential tips for navigating the dating landscape during this exciting phase of life.

January 25, 2024

Dildocon 2024 or I Went to a Pleasure Conference So You Don't Have To

“I am dedicated to having experiences that are aligned with my curiosity,”

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to attend a sex conference? Erin did the daring deed so that you wouldn’t have to. In this episode, Erin takes us on the wild ride that was attending the Vibe Expo, a trade show dedicated to sensory exploration, pleasure, play things, sensual ecstasy, and intimacy insights. Although it sounds right up Erin’s alley (and it is), it was still a step outside of her comfort zone. From Tiki-themed sex toys to BDSM gear, she shares the craziest highlights and the unexpected rewards

January 23, 2024

Listener Mail: How Do I Age Gracefully?

“We need to revise our imagery of what elderhood looks like.”

In today’s episode, we’re tackling two hot listener questions around how to balance aging gracefully, while also looking youthful and attractive. We dive into the age-old debate: should we use Botox, plastic surgery and hair dye to keep looking young? Or do we embrace the full force of natural aging, wrinkles, gray hair, and all?  For Erin, it’s all about doing whatever makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Whether your version of sexy is getting a boob lift or letting your hair go full silver fox: you do you.

January 18, 2024

Besties for Life: The Power of Female Friendship

“Female friends are treasures and they hold a mirror to one another in a way that no one else can.”  Do you have that ride-or-die friend who's witnessed your every transformation throughout years? That friend who will stay by your side and be supportive, loving, and nonjudgmental no matter the new paths you’re exploring? For our host Erin, that friend has been Amber Rickert—a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and trauma specialist and also Erin’s best friend for the past 30 years. This engaging conversation delves into the profound aspects of female friendships, and the supportive and nonjudgmental role they play in one another's lives. 

January 16, 2024

Listener Mail: How Soon is Too Soon?

“Is it possible to mostly grieve your marriage before it ends?”

In today’s episode, we’re tackling a listener question that Erin knows all too well: how soon is too soon to start dating after divorce? While some people in our listener’s corner have been telling her to give it time because it’s only been six months, she knew long before then that the marriage was over. Plus, there was no sex for the last year and a half. Tune in for Erin’s advice based on navigating a very similar situation, and why post-divorce the perfect time to embrace your newfound freedom and play the field, but keep it light.

January 11, 2024

New Year Reset: Seeking Your Spark in 2024 

“There's so much more in life on the other side of discomfort.”

We’re kicking this week off by discussing New Year’s resolutions. Not the clichés that fall by the wayside as quickly as they’ve started, but commitments that can lead to genuine growth and fulfillment. While each of us is constantly evolving and changing every day of our lives, there’s something special about taking time to reflect on how we want to change going forward and getting clarity on our roadmap for the future. Join Erin as she shares her 2024 goals.

January 4, 2024

Listener Mail: Am I Being “Aged Out” Of My Job? 

“The money is the indicator of how much they care about keeping you.” Today, we’re unpacking one listener’s corporate dilemma. She’s a seasoned tech professional who’s always been a top-performer, but recently found herself with no bonus or salary increase this year. Is she being pushed toward the door? Is it age bias? If corporate life has expired for us, how do we find the courage to opt-out of the bullshit? Tune in as Erin shares her POV from many years in the corporate world, including the importance of following the money, asking the right questions, and letting your intuition guide you to your next steps.

January 2, 2024

Listener Mail: High School Flame Reignited

“How do I keep his interest without scaring him away?” Happy 2024 Hotties! We’re so excited to bring you our first (ever!) advice episode! Informed by her very subjective POV and life experience (as opposed to actual expertise) each week Erin addresses your questions and quandaries on everything from love, to sex, relationships, career, aging, ambition, divorce, and more!  In this episode we’re diving into a hot listener question about maintaining interest in a rekindled high school romance, post-divorce. Tune in as Erin shares her advice for success, including honest self-expression, clear communication, and letting go of what you can’t control.

December 28, 2023

Adapting to Big Changes in Midlife with Humorist Annabelle Gurwitch

“Could I have a bigger imagination about this point in my life than I thought I might need to have?” Annabelle Gurwitch is no stranger to reinvention–or as she prefers to call it, adaptation. As an actress and TV show host turned best-selling author, she understands the importance of embracing change in order to shift your life circumstances. In her latest memoir, Annabelle chronicles one of those changes: her decision to welcome an unhoused couple into her home after becoming an empty-nester. This decision not only shifts many of her own beliefs, but also beautifully underscores the importance of discarding preconceived notions at the doorstep of understanding.

December 21, 2023

2023 Hotter Than Ever Year in Review

“How much time do you think you have left?” Posed by friend and episode 6 guest, Sheri Salata, this question became part of Erin’s catalyst to launching Hotter Than Ever in April 2023. Since its inception, this podcast has been dedicated to empowering women to cultivate lives brimming with joy and authenticity. Thirty-six episodes and 25 interviews later, we couldn’t be more grateful for the community that has been built around this mission and the extraordinary conversations with countless incredible women that have followed. As 2023 comes to a close, join Erin as she reflects on the year and shares her top 10 insights from guest conversations. 

December 14, 2023

How to Get Through Your Mid-Life Crisis with Lauren Zander

“I am impressed with the midlife crisis.” We’re thrilled to welcome Lauren Zander, CEO and founder of the Handel Group, back to Hotter Than Ever. As a life coach, Lauren is no stranger to helping her clients navigate through midlife crises. Yet when Lauren experienced a midlife crisis of her own, it rocked her to her core ways that she could have never anticipated. Join us for a candid and introspective conversation as Erin and Lauren share their personal midlife crisis journeys, what they learned in the aftermath, and how they rebuilt their lives and relationships into something more authentic and profound.

December 7, 2023

Boldly Navigating Cancer, Caregiving and Career Change with Laura Stratte

When Laura Stratte was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35, she didn't just fight it—it transformed her life’s path. Following nursing school, Laura became a superhero of sorts—a nurse navigator—guiding cancer warriors through the tangled mess of the healthcare system, from diagnosis to survivorship. Now in the world of health tech, she’s helping women own their menopause and master their health.

 

In this episode, Erin sits down with Laura to discuss navigating health challenges that so many women find themselves in.

November 30, 2023

How Perfectionism Can Be Positive and Powerful with Katherine Morgan Schafler

“Can you assume that nothing is wrong with you?” Self-defined perfectionist, psychotherapist, writer, and former on-site therapist at Google, Katherine Morgan Schafler wants you to know that it’s ok to be a perfectionist. In her book "The Perfectionist's Guide to Losing Control, A Path to Peace and Power,” Katherine challenges the stigma surrounding perfectionism in our culture by defining both its healthy and unhealthy manifestations, exposes its harmful gender biases towards women, and advocates for redefining the call for “balance.”

November 23, 2023

It’s Not Always Sunny: Navigating the 'Dips' with Grace and Gratitude

“This too shall pass.” Being human means understanding that challenging times, as tough as they may be, won’t last forever. It’s the highs and lows, the ebbs and flows that make up our everyday existence. But how do we work through those lows–or as Erin likes to call them, the ‘dips’? In this episode, we navigate the intricate terrain of managing the ‘dips’ – those moments when darkness creeps in and threatens our optimism and resilience. Whether it’s seasonal affective disorder, single parenthood, career demands, or the struggle with self-care and transitions, this episode is your reminder that life isn't always sunshine and roses–and that’s ok. ,

November 16, 2023

Handle Your Money Trauma and Build Wealth like a Grownup with Veronica Grant

There’s nothing hotter than using your finances as the ultimate tool to build the life of your dreams. But how do we get there? On this week’s episode of Hotter Than Ever, we’re joined by Veronica Grant, a financial expert and host of the Run Your Money podcast. Veronica is not your typical financial guru; she's a certified financial wellness consultant who intertwines personal finance wisdom with coaching and a keen awareness of the social and economic systems affecting women's wealth.

 

November 9, 2023

Family Secret Bombshells and Choosing Self-Love with Carmen Rita Wong

Imagine discovering that the man you believed was your dad was not your biological father. What would that do to your sense of self and identity? Carmen Rita Wong lived that reality, and it sparked an electrifying journey of self-discovery that shares in her memoir, "Why Didn't You Tell Me?" Get ready for a rollercoaster of revelations as she uncovers her heritage and answers the age-old question: Who the hell am I?

But Carmen's life isn't just about secrets and ancestry. It's a relentless journey of reinvention in both her personal and professional spheres. 

November 2, 2023

Single Moms! Have a Sex Life! with Writer Rebecca Woolf

“I don’t believe in rules.” Rebecca Woolf is a rule-breaker:  she doesn't believe in following society's cookie-cutter definitions of motherhood. In this unapologetic episode, she takes us on a journey through her life as a mother who fully embraces her sexuality and autonomy. Just like we say at the beginning of each episode, Rebecca has not only broken the rules in her own life, but also found her path to being freer, happier, sexier, and more self-expressed.

 

Rebecca's path to this point is unconventional, and she's here to share every raw, honest, and sexy detail. 

October 26, 2023

Loving Men while Dismantling the Patriarchy with Author Sonora Jha

What would you do if you weren’t afraid of failing? Dr. Sonora Jha., essayist, novelist, and professor of journalism at Seattle University, is the embodiment of this very question. From forsaking math and sciences growing up in Mumbai, to entering the male-dominiated field of journalism, to writing the memoir “How to Raise a Feminist Son'', today’s guest has consistently defied societal expectations. True to her life story, Dr. Jha doesn't mince words. She fearlessly dives into charged topics like 'patriarchy,' 'white supremacy,' and 'the male gaze,' revealing how these forces influence both societal norms and our personal choices. 

 

October 19, 2023

The Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us Stuck with Life Coach Lauren Zander

“What do you think will happen first, world peace or the end of lying?”Lauren Zander, CEO and founder of The Handel Group, was a life coach long before being a life coach was a “thing”. Forget the clichés; Lauren's trademarked coaching technique, the Handel Method, isn't about hand-holding—it's about getting sh*t done. She's taught it at prestigious institutions like MIT and Stanford Business School and counts celebrities, CEOs, and entrepreneurs among her clients.

 

In this episode, Lauren takes the wheel as your personal life coach to expose the truths we're afraid to confront.

October 12, 2023

Making Peace with Divorce and Opening Your Heart To Love

What if you dared to let go of the old to make room for the new? 

 

In today’s episode, Erin gets raw and vulnerable when reflecting on the seismic shifts in her life. From getting a divorce after 17 years of marriage, navigating the maze co-parenting, and the plot twist of finding an unexpected new love. If you've ever found yourself in the midst of a divorce, a crumbling relationship, or a job that sucks the soul out of you, Erin’s got a message: It’s ok to let it go.

October 5, 2023

Manifesting Your Destiny like a Boss with Adult Film Star Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann is a name synonymous with adult film fame, but her journey goes far beyond the screen. She has also been a talent agent, written two books, and is now a radio host for fantasy sports, including the "Lisa Ann Does Fantasy Bettor" show on Youtube. Lisa's story is one of resilience, reinvention, and empowerment. Her ability to navigate two vastly different worlds and emerge as a strong, influential figure is a testament to her determination and unwavering commitment to personal growth. 

September 28, 2023

Using Improv to Get Unstuck and Silence Your Inner Critic with Katie Goodman

Can improv comedy be used as a tool to improve your life? Drawing from her wealth of experience teaching improv to diverse groups, from nuclear physicists to CEOs, award-winning comedian, author, and speaker Katie Goodman demonstrates how the principles of improv can help you live more creatively, spontaneously, and courageously. Whether it’s learning to navigate the unexpected, being present with what’s right in front of us, or silencing your inner critic, Katie’s contagious enthusiasm and practical wisdom prove that there’s so much more that can be gleaned from improv than just making you laugh.

September 21, 2023

Likeability and the Cost of Faking It

Why do we care so much about what others think of us? We've all been there, meticulously curating our lives to be oh-so likable. But guess what? It's time to shed that people-pleasing skin and unleash our unfiltered, unapologetic, and authentic selves. In this episode, our host Erin fearlessly tackles the age-old conundrum of whether you'd rather be liked by everyone (yawn) or adored by those who truly get you. In a culture that breeds chameleons, it’s time to start being the neon unicorn you were born to be.

 

Erin shares laugh-out-loud anecdotes and hard-earned wisdom on why being your authentic self is not just liberating; it's downright magnetic.

September 14, 2023

Can Your Body Reverse Menopause? Science and Hope with Dr. Anna Cabeca

When we say women over 40 are “Hotter Than Ever”, we mean it and so does Dr. Anna Cabeca. As a triple-board certified OBGYN, best selling author, and host of “The Girlfriend Doctor" podcast, Dr. Anna is on a mission to break the stigma that menopause means “it’s all downhill from here” and instead help women reclaim their vibrancy, sexuality, health, and happiness before, during, and after menopause. Through her multi-decade medical career and her own personal experiences, Dr. Anna has not only been able to successfully reverse her own early onset menopause and infertility, but help countless women thrive in this phase of life. 

September 7, 2023

Finding Your Sexual Agency with Sex Therapist Dr. Juliana Hauser

“If you’re breathing, you’re sexual.” Dr. Juliana Hauser is on a mission to connect people with their essence – their truest self – through uncovering, demystifying, and reclaiming their unique sexuality. Through her work as a sex therapist and educator with countless clients, Dr. Juliana has demonstrated how showing up for yourself in the bedroom can help you show up for yourself in EVERY corner of your life.

 

In this episode, Erin and Dr. Juliana strip away societal taboos, inviting you to explore the hidden depths of your desires and rediscover your sexual agency to lead a happier and more fulfilled life.

Aug 31, 2023

The Universe, Spirituality, and Being Woo-Adjacent 

Step into the mystical as we delve into the realm of the "Woo". Erin ponders the enigmatic world of modern spirituality, offering a fresh perspective on astrology, human design, crystals, manifestation, intention setting, mantras, altars, and the belief that everything happens for a reason.

 

Basically, Erin sorts all the bullsh*t that can come with contemporary interpretations of these practices, so you don’t have to. And once the dust settles, it becomes clear the power these tools can hold in helping us show up as our best selves each day and in savoring the present.

Aug 24, 2023

Moms on Mushrooms Creator Tracey Tee on her Heart Opening Radical Reinvention

Magic mushrooms? Psychedelics? Microdosing?  Drugs once considered countercultural are being reinvented as part of the plant medicine movement.  As Tracey Tee, the founder of “Moms on Mushrooms” (M.O.M) explains, it’s perhaps the best ‘assistant’ you can find when it comes to your unique healing and personal growth. In a world overwhelmed by information and distractions, Tracy helps women forge a new path to reconnect with their hearts and true selves through the power of psychedelics.

 

Join Erin in this eye-opening conversation with Tracy. 

Aug 17, 2023

How to be 'Brave-ish' with Lisa Niver

Despite traveling to 102 countries and scuba-diving with shark countless times, writer and travel expert Lisa Niver wouldn’t call herself “brave”. She prefers “brave-ish”. As Lisa explains in her memoir Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty, cultivating bravery is like planting seeds—it takes patience and practice to see it grow. Years later, the fruits of those seeds have led Lisa on an incredible journey of self-discovery, adventure, and transformation. 

 

In this captivating episode, Lisa reminds us that it’s never too late to live our own "Brave-ish" life, explore the world, and create the life we dream of.

Aug 10, 2023

Leaving a Life you Love to Save Yourself with Author Kelly McMasters

What do you do when you are faced with the choice between leaving a life you love or leaving yourself behind? These are the questions that essayist, professor, and mother Kelly McMasters explores in her memoir The Leaving Season, as she details her remarkable journey from being a sophisticated writer in New York City to a rural mom of two in Pennsylvania.

 

Join us as Kelly discusses her remarkable journey to define her unique relationship to motherhood, find liberation in divorce, and discover the beauty that comes with choosing yourself and unapologetic happiness.

July 27, 2023

Dating Coach Bela Gandhi Helps You Avoid Dumpster Fire Relationships

What does it mean to find “the lid to your pot?” Bela Gandhi, founder of Smart Dating Academy, shares her journey from business school to unlocking her gift for igniting meaningful connections. From her work with countless clients, Bela delivers insights on love, attachment, and embracing the best version of ourselves on the journey to finding lasting happiness. 

Bela takes the reins as your love life's personal trainer in this transformational conversation with Erin. They delve deep into relationships, from the evolutionary roots of our romantic preferences, to the impact of family dynamics on dating patterns, and so much more.

July 20, 2023

Investigating the Desire to be Desired with Writer Melissa Febos 

Melissa Febos has always had a penchant for operating outside of convention. Whether it was her eagerness to try all of the drugs she was warned about in her school’s D.A.R.E program or deciding to self-homeschool herself at 16, she knew she was different from her peers.  

 

Now as a bestselling author and associate professor, Melissa joins us to explore the complexities of desire, empowerment, and self-discovery, drawing from her experiences as a professional dominatrix and her recovery from heroin addiction.

July 13, 2023

15 Things That Make A Relationship Hot 

What are the things that make a romantic relationship Hotter Than Ever? Sure there's chemistry and physical attraction (that's a given!) but there are so many other factors that make for a healthy, sexy, open connection between two conscious adults.

 

Erin shares her opinion on how to turn up the heat!

July 6, 2023

Trusting Yourself with Your Own Dreams and Desires with Sybil Amuti

What is the fabric of your spirit?  Podcaster and brand strategist and Sybil Amuti not only answers questions like these, but inspires us to ask them of ourselves.

 

In this episode, we’re investigating how we show up for the world and what it takes to embrace our truest, most colorful selves. Sybil’s infectious charm, inspiring wisdom and expansive podcast community are proof of the miracles that happen when we harness the power of voice–whether that’s our own, the voices of others, or even the voice of God.

 

June 29, 2023

Dating and App Culture: Options, Acronyms, and WTF is Compersion?

Romance has gone through a big operating system update recently. Now that Erin’s been released from captivity (aka her long marriage), she’s giving us a highly subjective, hopefully handy survival guide to this new, evolved ecosystem of love. But in order to redefine our beliefs around love, romance and dating, we’ll first have to define some terms. It’s easy to get tangled in the wires of all this new-age romance, especially when there’s all this new, at times nerdy terminology that goes with it (WTF is a polycule?). 

 

Open your notebooks, everyone, because this episode we’ll be giving you lessons!

June 22, 2023

Finding the Humor Inside of Tragedy with Comedian Kellye Howard

Calling Kellye Howard resilient doesn’t quite capture her ability to triumph in the face of relentless challenges. The stand up comic/actor/speaker turns even the darkest of tragedies into stories that will leave you hanging on every word. Her journey of healing through laughter–and lots of therapists–is epic, and her willingness to try anything once (except beef, pork and scorpions) will inspire you to do the same. 

 

In this episode, we’re unpacking what it takes to find yourself–and follow your passion–no matter what challenges life throws your way. 

June 15, 2023

How to Stop Judging Our Bodies and Finally Live Shame-Free 

If you have even been convinced that you needed to lose weight before you went after that next relationship, promotion or achievement of any kind, you are not alone. In this episode, we’re renegotiating the qualifications it takes to have a “successful” body. The answer? Making peace with the body you’re in right now.

 

Erin walks us through her journey of overcoming an unhealthy relationship with food and self-image. She’s here to assure you that you are more than capable of finding success and love at any size. Your body is not deviant, incorrect, or unlovable. And neither are you.

June 8, 2023

Betting on Yourself: Leaning into Scary Things with Director Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter was reluctant to call herself a Director, even after her movie premiered at Sundance and got picked up by HBO. Today her award-winning documentaries (John Lewis: Good Trouble, The Way I See It) are an invaluable addition to the historical record, but her humility keeps her from calling herself an activist.

 

In this episode, we’re using Dawn's expertise – she was once a practicing attorney – to renegotiate the contracts that keep women from assuming titles we don’t think we’re qualified for, even when we have more than enough on our resumes.

June 1, 2023

Finding Belonging in Spite of Ourselves with Actor Alysia Reiner

"You belong. You think you don’t, but you do. I promise."

Despite being a successful actor, producer, activist and…firefighter(?!) Alysia Reiner still has to remind herself that she fits in. But she goes beyond just reminding herself–Reiner is on a mission to create belonging for others through her films, art and social justice endeavors. The definition of walking the walk, she’s all about taking action.  

We talk about playing the long game in our careers, being of service, thriving in a long marriage and more.

May 25, 2023

Why We Stay in Unhappy Relationships

There are many reasons we stay in long-term marriages/partnerships/relationships that aren't working.

 

But what if staying, in the end, is not the right decision for you? How do you know when it's time to go? Erin shares the kinds of relationship dynamics she's seen and admires, the reasons she stayed too long in her own marriage, why your friends are not going to tell you the truth, and how you can make a change without first having to go to the depths of suffering.

You deserve a relationship that supports your every dream!

May 18, 2023

Everything Is A Love Problem And Only You Can Solve It (with Sheri Salata)

We’re sitting down with Oprah dynasty legend, author, producer and transformation doula Sheri Salata to renegotiate what life looks like after you’ve achieved your wildest dreams (hint: it’s not over!). We’ll be unpacking what it means to focus on yourself beyond your work, and what happens when we choose to step out from behind the curtain and into the spotlight.

“The only love that you must have, that’s like breath, is yours” - Sheri Salata

May 11, 2023

Getting Back Out There After a Long...Long Time

Calling all formerly partnered / married / committed folks. It’s time to get back out there! But how? Where? And what do I do?! In this juicy episode, Erin dishes about what happened when she started dating a bunch of men (and many at the same time) in the year after ending her marriage of 16 years. Bottom line – whatever you’re looking for is available to you. 


In this episode, Erin takes us through her Rumspringa of romantic adventures in the year following her separation, and divulges some of the lessons she’s learned along the ride.

May 4, 2023

Owning All Sides of Your Sexuality with Music Producer Barb Morrison

Even in fourth grade, Barb knew they had to get out. They had seen David Bowie in drag on SNL and realized there was something better out there, something that felt right.  Sometimes the binary just doesn’t honor everything we are. So we go punk rock and say f*ck it.

In this episode, we’re talking to musician, producer, author, and overall icon Barb Morrison. We're renegotiating what gender, sex, and everything in between means to us, and how that drives what we ask for–and who we become–in our relationships.

April 27, 2023

Claiming Your Own Legitimacy

Do you ever wonder if you’re the one holding you back? In this episode Erin shares the attitudes and beliefs that will help you level up in your career or any area where your mojo could use a boost. HINT: Take a risk and channel Dolly Parton!

 

We’ll be discussing what it actually means to be “qualified” for the life you want The “legitimacy” versus “f**k it” attitude How sometimes we need to fire ourselves in order to get a promotion The beauty of audacity in women Giving ourselves permission to try (and even to fail!) Hairspray, John Waters, Dolly Parton, and much more.

April 20, 2023

Marrying the Wrong Guy: Writer Joanna Rakoff on Her Big Do-Over

What happens if we immediately regret the single most important decision many of us will make in our lives? The day after writer Joanna Rakoff got married, she knew she had made a big mistake. But as a self-professed “good girl” and quasi-perfectionist, she stayed in the marriage for fifteen years. Her big wake up call came when at a conference, she spotted the man she had dated in college, not just any man, but the love of her life. Joanna shares how she overcame her fear of being judged by the world, and the relief that came when she finally let go and leapt into a new life.

April 20, 2023

Pleasure: Why Are We So Afraid to Feel Good?

Pleasure is more than just an Eat, Pray, Love fantasy. We need it to feel good!  So why don’t we give ourselves permission to have more of it? Think about the last indulgence you allowed yourself beyond a glass of white wine or a square of dark chocolate (having two squares doesn’t count). Erin shares that most of us don’t even come close to the line of overindulgence, and how you can make pleasure a priority in your life today!

April 4, 2023

Welcome to Hotter Than Ever with Erin Keating

Why are we so scared of change? The second half of your life can be happier, sexier and more fulfilled, but you may need to blow some stuff up. To find out how, we're bringing you interviews and frank,

irreverent, inexpert advice on everything from career and aging to sex and body image in what used to be called "middle age." Laugh, get honest, break the rules and stop caring what other people think. Join us, and let's be hot together!

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