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  • Episode 9.5 – Tourist Trap or Haunted Past?

    It's spooky season year round for Shelby and Hilary, but they're taking the fall weather as an opportunity to talk haunted houses. In this minisode, Shelby tells Hilary about the infamous Lizzie Borden home and Hilary dives into the haunted past of the oldest building in Georgia.

  • Episode 9 – It’s Pumpkin Spice SZN and We’re Running Out Of Claws

    Pumpkin Spice, fall weather vibes and White Claw shortages..oh my! It's September so this means this week the girls share everything that makes their inner basic bitch flourish during this wonderful time of the year. They also go into why we are so obsessed with pumpkin spice because..surprise! There's actually a science to it. So go get that PSL, put on some layers and strap on your combat boots because this week we are getting prepped for all things fall.

  • Episode 8.5 – Chemtrails and Tupac Shakur

    In this episode of Champagne Theories, Shelby and Hilary chat conspiracies (again). This time, they chat about chemtrail believers and also convince themselves that Tupac is alive, well, and living his best life.

  • Episode 8 – Yay Sports!

    In this episode, Hilary and Shelby talk sports in America all the way from violent lacrosse games of yore to multi-million dollar sports paraphernalia purchases. Tune in to hear the play-by-play of the history of America’s history of sports and our citizens’ seemingly-universal obsessions.

  • Episode 7.5 – Just Don’t Go Out in the Woods Alone

    Shelby and Hilary share stories of bizarre and borderline terrifying National Park disappearances and unsolved deaths. This week they go over the strange short-lived disappearance (definitely abduction) of unnamed John Doe and the disappearance of sweet baby angel Jared Negrete.

  • Episode 7 – Battle of the Boy Bands

    It's the highly anticipated episode y'all..Hilary and Shelby finally put to rest the battle of the boy bands: *NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys. Tune in to see not only who comes out on top, but some quality history on how boy bands came to be.

  • Episode 6.5 – They’re Not a Runaway!

    In this episode of Champagne Theories, Shelby and Hilary investigate two cold cases. Listen as the girls dig into the perplexing mysteries of the Grimes sisters and Amber Hagerman. 

  • Episode 6 – They Say it’s Your Birthday

    Birthdays come around every year whether you’re ready or not. But have you ever thought about why we blow out candles while people awkwardly sing to us off-tune just to then binge on cake? In this episode, Hilary brings Shelby through the history of birthdays. Get ready for talking pharaohs, German celebrations, and remixed old-school tunes.

  • Champagne Theories 5 – That Bodie Though

    This week, the girls share some facts about epic ghost towns. First, they dive into Bodie, California, a once booming (but now cursed) gold mining ghost town. They also explore New York's North Brother island, where the infamous Typhoid Mary was quarantined in the early 1900s.

  • Episode 5 – Dowries and I Do Crews

    Wedding season is in full swing. But before Pinterest and The Knot, how did people plan weddings? And how has the meaning of marriage changed through the years?

  • Champagne Theories 4 – Illuminati Airports and Avril Stand-Ins

    On this episode of Champagne Theories, Hilary and Shelby talk conspiracy theories! They discuss the illuminati infiltration of the Denver International Airport and the (even more) far-fetched theory that Avril Lavinge is dead.

  • Episode 4 – Clawmergencies and 90 Day Fiancé Binges

    Reality TV is everyone's favorite guilty pleasure. But how did it become so popular? On this episode of Grand Ramblings, Shelby and Hilary dive into the surprisingly long history of one of the strangest television genres that exist.

  • Champagne Theories 3 – Wife Carrying and the Slowest News Day of All Time

    On this episode of Champagne Theories, Shelby and Hilary dug up the weirdest facts they could find. Join them as they talk about weird competitive sports, maternal otters, and more.

  • Episode 3 – Coquette to Casual Dater

    Dating culture has changed drastically over the years. On this episode, Shelby and Hilary discuss the history of dating and advice on navigating the dating world today. They also share hilarious Tinder date nightmares, and crucial dos and don'ts of online dating.

  • Champagne Theories 2 – Klepto Cats and Fatal Therapy

    On this episode of Champagne Theories, Shelby and Hilary scoured the internet for the most outrageous Wikipedia pages they could find. The result? Cautionary tales about sending your kids to attachment therapy and the charming story of a cat with kleptomania.

  • Episode 2 – Three Glasses Deep by Lunchtime

    Keto, intermittent fasting, veganism, Weight Watchers, paleo -- what's even healthy anymore?! The girls wanted to find out. In this episode, Shelby and Hilary take a deep dive into fad diets of yore, what's popular today, and the science behind it all. 

  • Champagne Theories 1 – The Act and EWSEV

    In this episode of Champagne Theories, Shelby and Hilary discuss Hulu's "The Act" and the recent film "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile". 

  • Episode 1 – Sincerely, Your Twenty-Old Self

    Time to pop the bubbly -- it's the very first episode of the Grand Ramblings podcast! In this episode, Shelby and Hilary discuss all the things they wish they could tell the teenaged versions of themselves. Subjects include: Two-day hangovers, clothes that can (and will) fall apart after one wash, spending too much money on Uber Eats, and more.

  • Episode 00 – Welcome to Grand Ramblings

    Welcome to Grand Ramblings! In this quickie trailer episode, Hilary and Shelby introduce themselves and their brand spanking new podcast. Grand Ramblings is a bi-weekly podcast where the girls will discuss, ramble, and attempt to sound knowledgeable on a range of topics from lifestyle to murder mysteries. Follow along as they provide you the banter you didn't know you needed in your life.