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Author: Stassi Schroeder Clark

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Love her or hate her, but you can’t ignore the sassy, quick-witted Stassi Schroeder Clark. On her weekly podcast, Stassi examines the highs and lows of life, through the unique lens of a strong-minded woman who has grown up (and fallen down) in front of the world on reality tv. Putting her token honest and relatable twist on every topic, Stassi has mastered how to embrace being 100% yourself. Her show invites listeners in on real conversations between real friends about real topics. Stassi is a 2x New York Times Bestselling author, mother, and #OOTD enthusiast.


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On this Pour It Out episode, Stassi is answering your voicemails with her CO-Lo, Lo French. Before they jump in, Stassi and Lo discuss Straight Up With Stassi's evolution and how they're envisioning the next phase will look. The first voicemail Stassi answers sends her into a full Dyson Airwrap dilemma. She then addresses how you manifest your dream home and whether brides or bridesmaids should pay for the bachelorette. Stassi and Lo listen to back to back voicemails about a cheating ex (how dare he?!) and then they wrap up with a little advice on how to navigate the Zara website. If you'd like to be featured on an episode of Pour It Out, call 844-666-SUWS and leave a voicemail!
It's the week after Super Bowl LVIII and Stassi and her bestie Taylor Strecker are recapping all the pop culture moments of the KC Chiefs vs SF 49ers game. They cover everything Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, debate their conflicting views on Usher's halftime performance, and discuss some of their favorite commercials.
On this episode, Stassi chats with Kelly Stafford! Kelly is a mother of 4 beautiful girls and a podcaster so she and Stassi have a lot in common - balancing work, home, and the never-ending tasks of motherhood. She's best known for being the wife of LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stassi and Kelly dive right in to what it's really like to be the wife of a professional athlete (WAG) and Kelly shares some stories to illustrate just how chaotic it can be and how quickly life changed for their family. While Stassi isn't really a sporty girl, she does wonder what it's like for the families after a loss (or a win!) or when getting news that they've been traded unexpectedly. She chats with Kelly all about life behind the scenes, how she created an outlet for herself with her podcast, and how she and Matthew keep such a strong marriage through it all.It's stories like these (and more) that Kelly also shares on her podcast, The Morning After, which you can find on all podcasting platforms.
On this episode, Stassi chats with supermodel, podcaster, & suburban mom Emily DiDonato! The pair connected with over Tiktok after Stassi saw and commented on Emily's very relatable suburban mom content! Similarly to Stassi, Emily has two small kids and is adjusting to life as a new mom - and honestly speaking on all the ups and downs that come along with it including navigating career, body changes, new priorities, and relationships. Before diving into mom life, Stassi asks Emily all the questions the millennial girlies were dying to know about being a supermodel in the early 2000's - and Emily would know, she modeled for Maybelline New York, Ralph Lauren, Sports Illustrated, Victoria's Secret, Chanel, and so many more! Listen to Emily's podcast ReModeling wherever you get your podcasts and check out her skincare line at CoveySkin.com
On this New Years Edition of Pour It Out, Stassi is joined by C-O-Lo, Lo French, to discuss New Years Resolutions. They listen to your voicemails and debate whether they love or hate resolutions (and why). They dive into the pros/cons of Dry (or Damp) January, their feelings on sharing resolutions on social media to be held accountable, and they choose themes for 2024. Stassi and Lo talk about the pressures we all put on ourselves to be the best at everything we're doing at all times and how that's impossible. They agree that, to be kind to ourselves, we should take the pressure off.If you want to be featured on a future episode of Pour It Out, you can call and leave a voicemail at 844-666-SUWS.
On this monthly Pop Culture Hour episode, Stassi and her bestie Taylor Strecker pick apart recent clickbait headlines and dissect trends that they're seeing in entertainment news. Stassi and Taylor talk about how scary the lip reading trend is for celebrities everywhere - specifically, Selena Gomez and John Krasinski. Next, Stassi and Taylor talk about current red carpet style and how it looks like everyone is dressing the same. Of course, they touch on how Taylor Swift is living her best life and wearing matching jackets with her bestie, Brittany Mahomes. Finally, they analyze why some celebrities get up when made fun of in award shows monologues and how it's important to laugh at yourself.
On this episode, Stassi is chatting with wedding influencer extraordinaire (and 1/3 of the Ladygang) Jac Vanek, all about WEDDINGS! Stassi relives her beautiful wedding in Rome while Jac shares about her wedding at a gorgeous villa in France. Stassi and Jac discuss their reasoning choosing to get married in Europe, their drastically different wedding dress experiences, they share choices they would've made differently, and why their weddings were so unique and amazing. They provide great intel into many wedding debates, as well as lend their experience to soon-to-be brides!
On this episode, Whitney Port-Rosenman joins Stassi to catch up on all the things. Whitney is an author, a podcaster, a former reality TV personality, and she's the designer of Love, Whit.Stassi and Whitney have so much in common - they were both on reality tv shows when they were in their 20s, they both love fashion trends and have a strong sense of personal style, and they're both mothers. On this episode, they deep dive into all of these topics and compare their experiences with each other.
Pour It Out: Holiday Edition

Pour It Out: Holiday Edition

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On this end-of-the-year episode, Stassi is joined by her husband Beau Clark to give unhinged advice about the holidays. From how to avoid the holiday hangover to which presents to give your sister's boyfriend or the child in your family, they're tackling all the hot topics. Stassi and Beau share their gift ideas, traditions they love, and best practices when it comes to handling the family dynamic. From my family to yours, I hope you have a very happy holiday season! There will not be an episode next week but new episodes will resume the first week of 2024! Thank you for listening, Khaleesis!! xx
On the last Pop Culture Episode of 2023, Stassi is joined by her bestie Taylor Strecker to talk about the pop culture stories they're currently obsessed with. After a brief catch up where Taylor fills in Stassi on her Jingle Ball Experience and all the knowledge she learned about the Olivia Rodrigo/Sabrina Carpenter/Taylor Swift drama, they jump right in. Stassi and Taylor discuss Taylor Swift's Time's Person of the Year interview and how she went in hard for Kim Kardashian. They spend a lot of time discussing the insight Taylor Swift gave about how she felt at that time (essentially that her career was over) and dissect the timeline to put it all together. Next, they talk about Sophie Turner's new boyfriend Peregrine Pearson and their recent romantic hunting weekend at Blenheim Palace -- Stassi's dream date. Finally, Taylor and Stassi talk about how Selena Gomez confirmed her relationship with Benny Blanco by responding to her fan's Instagram comments.
On this episode, Stassi chats with author, podcaster, actress Hilarie Burton Morgan about her latest New York Times Bestselling book Grimoire Girl and her TV show/companion podcast, True Crime Story: It Couldn't Happen Here.Stassi and Hilarie's interests overlap through this entire podcast - from loving New Orleans and Paris, to creating you own oracle deck and writing your own eulogy. Stassi and Hilarie dive into really fun, spooky, mystical tangents, and they share how listeners can find magic in their own lives. Get all of Hilarie's tips in her book, Grimoire Girl.Hilarie also shares how a horrific crime in her local town catapulted her into this True Crime journey of visiting small towns in America and re-examining cases that may have been unfairly ruled upon in her show (and companion podcast) True Crime Story: It Couldn't Happen Here.
On this episode, Stassi is joined by the fashion queen herself Paige DeSorbo. Paige is best known for appearing on multiple Bravo reality tv shows (Summer House, Southern Charm, Winter House) and she's one of the hosts of popular podcast, Giggly Squad, with Hannah Berner. Stassi and Paige share their personal style icons, they dissect typical "Bravolebrity" style and how all the Housewives dress, and they call out current trends that they love/hate - including feathers, tiny purses, bright blazer dresses, and ballet flats. Paige also talks about styling her boyfriend Craig Conover and her aversion to him (and all Charleston men) wearing flip flops. Stassi and Paige discuss the pros/cons of dupes (shoutout to Gen Z and DH Gate), how certain memories revolve around the outfits they were wearing, and how Stassi is learning to embrace Hartford's personal style.Finally, Stassi and Paige touch on how Paige preps (fashion wise) before filming a new season of whatever show she's doing at that time. They also talk about how to stay grounded when you're on reality tv, and specifically how Paige is balancing being in a public relationship with Craig and the pressures that come with that.
This is a very special, unhinged, after-hours Thanksgiving-themed Pour It Out with Stassi's best childhood friend, Alex Stafford!! Stassi and Alex are drinking dirty martinis and feeling pretty festive... and toasty! They catch up for the first half of the podcast and discuss how Thanksgiving ranks among holidays, the four seasons and how they both hate the beach, and their high school friendship drama.Then, Stassi and Alex answer your Thanksgiving questions starting with, is it ok to have Thanksgiving dinner catered? (YES.) They both talk about what's on their Thanksgiving plate and what they love to drink on Thanksgiving - and Stassi shares a hot take about dessert. Stassi shares her trick on how to avoid awkward situations at the Thanksgiving table (or any party) and finally they weigh in on a special situation around mother in laws giving very kind but unnecessary (and completely dated) gifts.If you want to be featured on an episode of Pour It Out, call 844-666-SUWS and leave Stassi a voicemail! Happy Thanksgiving!
On this monthly Pop Culture Hour episode, Stassi fills Taylor Strecker in on her recent trip to Philadelphia where she was a surprise guest on Alex Cooper's Call Her Daddy tour. They do a quick catch up and then dive right in to the pop culture topics they're obsessed with.Stassi watched the Beckham documentary and might actually idolize him more than Meghan Markle at this point. Taylor and Stassi discuss the 4-episode Netflix doc and their thoughts on David's career, his relationship with Victoria Beckham, and speculate on what we didn't see.Next, Stassi and Taylor dissect the 2024 Met Gala theme before diving back into the hottest topic - Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. They give updated thoughts on Taylor's friendship with Brittany Mahomes (particularly her doing the SKIMS campaign) and reiterate that they'd do anything to be in Taylor's squad.
On this episode, Stassi is joined by her lurking neighbor/unicorn bestie Tiffany Togo. Tiffany and Stassi have a lot in common - most significantly, they're both self-proclaimed homebodies and moms to 2.5 year old little girls. Through this episode, Stassi shares a list of qualifications that make you a millennial mom and they both weigh in on how each of them measures up. They debate Crocs vs Uggs, compare life before and after kids, and share their honest feelings about the struggles (and joys!) of parenting.
On this monthly Pour It Out episode, Stassi and her friend Lo French have a quick catch up then dive straight into answering your voicemails. First, Stassi gives whatever advice she can to a mother who's teen daughter is, in her words, "Season 1 Stassi", then she passionately responds to a new wife who is debating between having a baby now or traveling and living in Europe for a little while with her husband. Stassi and Lo talk about the current dating experience and reassure a listener that "if he wanted to, he would!" and Stassi talks setting boundaries with a new mom whose mother in law is trying to impose her opinion on the choice of godmother. Finally Stassi and Lo discuss the joys of being single to encourage a college listener to not be too hard on herself that she's not coupled up. If you would like your question answered by Stassi, you can call and leave her a voicemail at 1-844-666-SUWS.
On this episode of Pop Culture Hour, Stassi and Taylor Strecker are catching up on the big headlines that they've seen over the past couple months, since Stassi had Messer. Before diving in, Taylor and Stassi address the current world news, as well as catch up on each other's personal lives, as besties do. They start off with the Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas divorce - and how Joe handled it so wrong. They transition to talking about Sophie's bestie, Taylor Swift - and her new relationship with Travis Kelce. They also talk about her squad and Brittany Mahomes' role in it. Stassi and Taylor weigh in on Jada Pinkett Smith's book promo tactics and finally they wrap up with an update on the new Karashians' season (they're Team Kourt) and of course a comment on And Just Like That being picked up for another season.
On this episode, Stassi catches up with her friend Jackie Oshry - mom of two under two, one half of Stassi's favorite podcast duo on The Toast, and author of The Camper & The Counselor - now available to order everywhere!Jackie and Stassi talk about Jackie's new book, The Camper & The Counselor, and how camp shapes the lives of people who experience it. They draw comparisons to The Parent Trap and compare their separate summer experiences growing up.They dish on the rollercoaster of postpartum life and find a lot of commonality in now both having two children. They both also love the Victorian/Renaissance era and always find a way to bring historical elements into the conversation.You can order Jackie's new book The Camper & The Counselor wherever books are sold!
On this episode, Beau Clark is joining Stassi to talk about the birth of their son Messer! Buckle the eff up. It was wild - and nothing like Stassi's experience giving birth to Hartford. Stassi and Beau chat about Stassi's labor, Hartford's 1st time meeting her brother at the hospital, and they give real insight into how the last couple weeks have been. 
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Lori C.

stassi .... are you okay? the gasp breathing is getting heavier and heavier!

Jan 16th
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Brittany

Kristen needs to stop talking over Stassi. The entire episode is Kristen cutting her off or talking over her.

Oct 22nd
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Brittany

I looked up who this guy is on Google, and it turns out that him and Arielle ended up getting engaged 🤧

Sep 21st
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Brittany

I love her 😂😂

Sep 12th
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Jade Reimer

another broken source and another episode I'll sadly have to miss 🙁 #thefomoisreal

Jul 19th
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Jade Reimer

this is the second or 3rd time a file wont play for me :(

Jun 30th
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Erin Lovett

I can't believe Stassi still has anything for her after she threw her under the bus the way she did in 2020

Jun 11th
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Brittany

The fact that Ariana Grande started off as an actress lmao

May 16th
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Brittany

I liked the first episode with Taylor, but she severely irritated me in this one.

May 14th
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Maureen Lally Sutton

no offense but this seemed immature and off brand. not interesting content

Mar 23rd
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Happy Day 😊

I am sooo happy that your back!!!! I realized it a little late but still happy!!! can't wait for what is to come and absolutely love playing catch up!!!! WE HAVE MISSED YOU ALSO!!!!! We LOVE YOU!!!

Mar 17th
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Lori C.

and yay .... as you tell me I should "think" I have it all, instead you've made me feel belittled instead and have reminded me how little I have. thanks *sigh*

Feb 25th
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Brittany Leigh

f**k finally! loved you from day one! you are #wifegoals #badass #vprog

Sep 28th
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Lisa Shipley

i am so excited!! welcome back, you have been missed

Sep 28th
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Blythe Statten

I need this podcast back in my life! Give the people what they want! fuck the haters!

Sep 30th
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Stacy Lea Baron

Your man is so smart. And invigorating. Just like you. ILY so much Stassi.

Jul 29th
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Megan Marie

Miss your podcast, hope you are doing well!

Jul 26th
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Eden Dodd

Miss you Stassi!

Jul 17th
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Sheila Mayes

keep your chin up & know you are missed! you're still you & I have faith you'll figure something out & shine brighter than ever before. xoxoxo's

Jun 22nd
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Shannon Shannon

http://chng.it/2LDHbtP8W9 sign the Change.org petition to get Stassi back on Vanderpump Rules!

Jun 14th
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