Episode 000: Hello
Get to know your hosts Leanne and “The Boyfriend”, introduced by Suzy Hardy co-host of the Food Heals Podcast.
Our introduction to the world! Get to know your hosts as they are introduced by Suzy Hardy, co-host of the Food Heals Podcast, fellow actor, and writer. Suzy and Leanne have been friends for at least six years and have seen each other through some good times and bad, including breakups, startups, acting gigs, auditions, and life.
Leanne Linsky is a two-time divorcee who decided to take the two things she knows well – comedy and divorce – and marry them into a business . After her second divorce, she remembers lying on her bedroom floor in the fetal position thinking, “I’m not going to let this make me into a bitter old woman with nine cats. I want to make this into the best thing that ever happened.” And so she did.
Leanne began saying yes to new opportunities every chance she could. A co-worker suggested she take an improv class and she did. That was it for her. Leanne was hooked. Improv gave her a healthy outlet and, as a result, taught her how to improve her communications skills, gave her a new perspective, and led her into an entirely different direction.
The purpose of this podcast is to put Leanne’s knowledge of divorce and improv to use for the better. She hopes to bring people together to share their strength and hope, and show how much opportunity it affords us. After all, just because your marriage has ended, doesn’t mean your life has ended.
Leanne met The Boyfriend sixteen years after my second divorce in Long Beach, California. She had just gone through a terrible breakup and didn’t want to date, let alone talk to another man for a while. But she did, and here she is a year later creating a podcast with The Boyfriend to help others overcome the life-changing experience of divorce.
You should know The Boyfriend has never been married and obviously never divorced. Has divorce affected him? Of course, through friends, family, and now Leanne. So he brings an entirely different perspective to the table. And he’s pretty good at audio engineering (and teaching Leanne!).
Together they hope to bring some comfort to those on their own divorce journey, insight to those considering it, and hopefully some laughter here and there to make your road to recovery that much easier.
Thank you to Leanne’s good friend Suzy for the introduction and her continuous support and friendship.
What you’ll learn:
- Who Leanne Linsky is
- How many times Leanne has been married
- Leanne doesn’t have cats
- Leanne has spent years studying improv comedy and performing
- The Boyfriend is the co-host
- The Boyfriend would like to remain anonymous
- The Boyfriend has never been married
- Leanne and The Boyfriend are in a relationship
- Hey just because I’m divorced doesn’t
- Together they strive to bring you a podcast that helps you heal and gives you hope
What you won’t learn:
- How to cook
- How to lose weight
- The Boyfriend’s true identity
Our favorite moments:
@0:44 Welcome to your own podcast
@01:22 Two things Leanne knows well
@02:16 Yes to everything
@03:19 Our own statistics, not sure how true they are
@04:00 I signed up for improv classes, and then…
@05:18 The purpose of this podcast
@07:00 The Boyfriend speaks!
Tweet: Just because your marriage has ended, doesn’t mean your life has ended. @lafterdivorce #movingon #newchapter #positiveaction
Tweet: Say yes, and! to new opportunites w/ @lafterdivorce #lifelafterdivorce #divorce-prov
Tweet: Boyfriends are a part of life after #divorce #TheBoyfriend #newperspectives #lifelafterdivorce @lafterdivorce
Tweet: One door closes and two more open #yesand #opportunities #divorce @lafterdivorce
Tweet: Not bitter. No cats. (No offense) #staypositive #movingon #lifelafterdivorce