The Bestie Breakdown Season TWO!

 YOU GUYS!!!

IT IS HERE!

Shay and I are kicking off Season Two of the Bestie Breakdown TODAY!!  We couldn't be more excited! 

Plus, we've got TWO GREAT GIVEAWAYS happening as well!

Shay and I started this Bestie Breakdown podcast basically knowing nothing.  I'd listened to podcasts but that was pretty much the extent of my podcast knowledge.  We just wanted a way to change it up a bit, have another platform to expand on some topics, and connect with our readers on another avenue.  If you didn't listen, you should go back and check out Season 1, but trust me when I say-we quickly realized we were running a very struggling ship in need of some big help.

So we did just that-we tweaked, we changed, and we worked hard in order to deliver Season Two!  Shay and I made a giant list of points and disclaimers for you. 😂😂 Be sure to read her list in her words as well.  We understand we're a work in progress so will it be perfect?  No way!  But it's greatly improved since Season One.

This is what's happening for Season Two...

1. Every Tuesday this summer a new episode will drop {look at me attempting to use the lingo}.  Season Two, Episode One goes live TODAY!  We realized a schedule is needed in every other area of our lives why'd we think the podcast world was any different?  

2. Each episode we're BREAKING DOWN a topic suggested by YOU!  We asked readers for topics to cover on the podcast and you guys delivered.  While some things we've shared on the blog will be discussed, we really tried to dive into things deeper or share topics we normally don't share.  Some of the topics are a little more than what we typically discuss so I had to jump right out of my comfort zone and I know Shay did too. 

3. YOU-we'd love to hear from YOU!  So in order to make that happen, we set up a Bestie Breakdown e-mail and Instagram where we would love your feedback, topic suggestions, and random reader questions.  You can e-mail us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com and find us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown.

4. Random Reader Questions-each episode we cover four random reader questions you guys have sent in that are just that-random.  We have someone else choose four each episode, add them to a jar, and we're actually pulling them out to read right there on the podcast.  I think you'll be able to tell we're answering right off the cuff, but in case you ever question it-trust me-we have no clue what the questions are.  These are usually questions that don't fit into any topic we're covering this season.  

5. We hired the professionals!  Shay and I just assumed we could figure out how to do this whole podcast thing...record, edit, get out to all the podcasting platforms but spoiler alert-when our technology skills are super limited-this is in fact very difficult.  So we hired Free Dreams Studios to produce our podcast and help make it so much better.  Our producer, John, is amazing!  And he's really helped us make this little podcast so much better.  We even have a fancy studio set up where we podcast.

6. And when I say "fancy studio set up", what I really mean is Shay and I have taken over her kids' playroom and now instead of that tiny Pottery Barn table and chairs being full of craft supplies it now houses all our podcast equipment.  We close off the playroom doors, sit down in the tiny chairs, and that's where the podcast magic happens.  Tab and Andrew make an episode or two and they also sit in the tiny chairs. 😉

A few disclaimers for this season...

*We're STILL a work-in-progress.  The sound is SO MUCH BETTER than season one and each episode this season gets better but we're still a work in progress.  On this first episode, my voice cuts in and out a bit and Shay's voice is a bit on the speedy side.  John directs us and trust me-you'll hear a much improved Bestie Breakdown.

*In real-time or in two years from now...we recorded these episodes knowing that some people will listen as they go live but others won't listen for months and months and possibly years.  You know I'm all about being honest and sharing the positive, happy things so you'll hear us talk all about our Hawaii experience today but we never mention the fact that COVID exploded across the US while we were on our trip.   Shay and I decided fifteen months later we don't have a bad/sad/COVID picture because we were on vacation with our families making all the happy memories.  At some point we might break down COVID, but this isn't the episode so we don't reference it once.

*This season is just absolute fun and a light-hearted listen.  We're not discussing anything serious, we're not trying to be experts on any topic, nor are we trying to act like we are.  We took our topics to discuss from you and we dig a little deeper into topics you suggested.  It's light hearted, fun, and and it's not super serious.  We share openly and honestly about mom/wife/work from home life but we're not trying to educate you on anything serious or important.  We realize breaking down swimsuits as we approach forty is not going to help with world peace.  If you're wanting a light-hearted listen, then this is for you.

*Many podcasts are out there with goals to top the charts but that isn't us.  Our main goal in The Bestie Breakdown is to connect with YOU, our readers, in new ways.  We want to give you a little more insight into us, our friendship, and our take on things.  Over the past year we were so surprised by how many of you reached out asking us to bring back the podcast.  We're so glad you listened so we did this with YOU in mind.  Thank YOU for listening and following along!

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!

We couldn't kick off Season Two without giving away something to all our readers.  You can enter the first giveaway just by following @thebestiebreakdown on Instagram!  Follow us and then complete the Rafflecopter below to enter to win.  The second giveaway is after you listen to our episode, please give us a great review on the platform where you listen!  If you can give us 5 Stars, we would LOVE THAT!  Once you listen and give us a great rating, you may enter the second Rafflecopter below.

We will pick one winner from each Rafflecopter and they will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card!  Woohoo!!!!!

If you're still reading, THANK YOU!!  That was a lot!  But now, let's go listen!  You should be able to listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or by clicking THIS LINK.

Happy Episode One Tuesday, Friends!  

XO

Erika and Shay

8 comments

Elspeth Mizner said...

Yay! Can’t wait to start listening!!! Congrats!
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Jane Lemoine said...

I can't wait to listen! Yay!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Awesome! Perfect listening material for my drive home for the ranch!

Mix and Match Mama said...

We're back baby!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!! I love being your bestie :) .

Kristen said...

Loved the podcast! Been waiting on this hawaii recap for awhile now, lol! I am headed back to Oahu this summer.. I have to tell you , I loved ko olina and staying at Aulani but by far my favorite hotel is the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore!!!

Taylor said...

So excited the podcast is back! And can’t wait to hear about Hawaii - my sister and I met you guys on the beach in Ko Olina and couldn’t stop talking about how sweet you both were!

Rhonda Hendrix said...

I can't wait to listen. So exciting.

Julie Bradford said...

just listened to your podcast about Hawaii.. WAS SOOO EXCITED to finally hear about it!! sounded like a fantastic time.. took me back to when we went... goodness now I want to go back!!! we were just talking about it last week and how we need to go back... maybe we will go back and stay at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach.. :)
and BTW I love your friendship!!!!! I could listen to you two all day :)