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Created and hosted by Shani Silver, A Single Serving Podcast is changing the narrative around being single. Relationships are amazing, and we deserve to have them. We just don't deserve to be miserable or ashamed of our singleness in the meantime. This podcast publishes 1x per month on free-access platforms like Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and all other weekly episodes are published every Monday on Patreon.
 
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Popping into the public forum today for a super-quick podcast episode and to remind you, especially those of you who are new followers from TikTok (hi!) that this podcast publishes NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK ON PATREON and only on Patreon! If you're looking for help shedding the shame-filled singlehood narratives we've all been fed our entire lives, m…
 
A Single Serving Podcast is now exclusively on Patreon! As of January 2022, new episodes will publish every Monday morning only on Shani Silver's Patreon at the $5 per month tier. This tier also comes with access to the Patrons-only Facebook group for this podcast. You are welcome to listen to the back catalog on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc, and i…
 
What is a "bare minimum" mindset, and how is it harmful to singles? This solo episode explores a deep dive into where the bare minimum comes from, how to move past it, and why we're so vulnerable to it. You'll also hear advice on how to reframe your comparison thoughts around the holiday season. ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the last episode of A Single Se…
 
This one's different, friends! This month's public episode of A Single Serving podcast is actually not for my audience, it's for friends and family members who know and love a member of my audience. This episode is designed to be shared with someone you love to help them reframe singlehood for themselves in the same way that we've reframed it for o…
 
In this solo episode, your host Shani Silver becomes a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! This bonus episode is being released in celebration of A Single Revolution: Don't look for a match—light one. The book publishes TODAY and is available via the link below. This episode features a deep dive into "waiting" or the mindset singles can often have regarding our live…
 
Tonya Carter is a Relationship Transformation Coach joining the podcast to discuss life post-divorce and post-relationship. We explore authenticity, moving through our stories as opposed to becoming stuck inside them, and how transactional ideas of love aren't serving us in singlehood or in relationships. This episode also begins with a listener-in…
 
Bonus Episode!! In this very special episode recorded while evacuated from an actual hurricane, I am thrilled to share the news that I've been keeping to myself for months now. I WROTE A BOOK! A Single Revolution: Don't look for a match. Light one. Publishing THIS OCTOBER, A Single Revolution is all the support I've ever wanted to give the single c…
 
It’s a wild one! Things that happened in this episode featuring Lane Moore: a phone call from my movers saying they were FINALLY arriving later that day after being a month late, a dog cameo, and a very chatty UPS delivery man, and after all that we get into some good shit! Comedian, Creator of Tinder Live and author of How To Be Alone Lane Moore i…
 
In this very special episode of A Single Serving Podcast, I am joined by podcast listener Christine Po, a Dermatology Physician Assistant based in Atlanta, Georgia. Christine reached out as a listener and her email was one I wished I could have shared with you all—so I made it a podcast episode instead. This is for anyone who has ever felt entirely…
 
Nancy Jo Sales is a New York Times bestselling author and award winning journalist whose work you might know from The Bling Ring, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, or her documentary filme Swiped. Her newest book, Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno addresses a topic very close to this community:…
 
Alex Kruger is a writer who recently published an essay with The New York Times’ Modern Love column. What’s the “right” approach to dating? An organized and thoughtful effort, or a hands-off attitude that lets what will be, be? Or…are both Alex and Shani 100% right? This episode is FULL of explorations into modern singlehood, and all the little idi…
 
It's the 2nd Anniversary of A Single Serving Podcast! We've come a long way since your host was too scared to push the "record" button. In this solo episode, host Shani Silver digs into some very fundamental things about not being miserable anymore. It's possible! If you've seen the empowered singlehood memes and Instagram quotes but really can't g…
 
Damona Hoffman has been a dating coach for over 15 years. Is this a podcast about dating? Nope. But it is a podcast about real discussions that are relevant to singles, and it's a genuinely joy to have Damona's wisdom on the podcast this week. We get into our own experiences in dating as well as explore some of the common misconceptions that surrou…
 
So much of society’s opinion of singlehood (and our own thoughts on singlehood) comes from the messages we receive about it. Dr. Jessica Moorman is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Wayne State University studying media and the messages communicated to singles, specifically single Black women. Our discussion covers a range of messages sing…
 
Welcome to A Single Serving Podcast! Starting in 2021, this podcast publishes once a month to all free access platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, etc., and all other weekly episodes publish every Monday morning via Patreon, at the $5 per month tier. With your Patreon membership you'll get full access to every episode of this podcast i…
 
What is social infertility? This week's guest Jody Day, founder of Gateway Women, takes us through the realities of being childless or child-free not by choice, in a warm and welcoming discussion that's a beautiful way to kick of 2021. If you are single and desire parenthood in addition to partnership, it can feel like a lot, especially when the qu…
 
In this solo episode of A Single Serving Podcast, your host Shani Silver will explore the difficult (and triumphant!) parts of being single at this time of year, right as we prepare to celebrate New Year's Eve and all the resolutions and intentions that come along with it. This episode includes LOTS of crowd-sourced answers and ideas from Patreon P…
 
It's a podcast within a podcast! The episode you're abut to hear is actually an episode of Thriving Solo by Jennifer Fields, who was kind enough to invite me (your host, Shani Silver, hi) on as a guest! In this episode we get into so, SO many tired and nonsensical narratives about single life that are ripe for reframing. This is a great listen and …
 
Suzanne Falter is a writer and podcaster who hosts Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women. She is also the author of The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care. She's a leading voice in self care and reinvention after loss and an incredibly insightful voice that we're lucky to have with us this week. This episode walks through so many aspects of sel…
 
*Please scroll down for VERY IMPORTANT INFO about the podcast in 2021 Debra DiGiovanni, oh my god. This Canadian comedian and all around ray of light has been admired by your host since the release of her Netflix special, Single Award Female. Her warmth, authenticity, and of course humor are a welcome addition to the podcast this week, as we discus…
 
Tiana Madera is the host of Torch, a personal development podcast about how we lead—both others AND ourselves. She's a remarkable voice to listen to if you're in a space of growth and self work, and it's a pleasure to have her on the podcast today. A quick Content Warning: Tiana and I both discuss body and weight as we've experienced anxieties and …
 
Jessica Lanyadoo is an astrologer, podcaster, writer, and co-founder of Zodiac the Vote. She's also one of your host's favorite voices in the astrology space, so pardon her while she fangirls. This episode is a discussion of astrology that's unlike what you're probably used to hearing on podcasts. We're not talking horoscopes, we're talking narrati…
 
Niccole Thurman is an actress, writer, and all-around hilarious person your host is very lucky to be speaking with this week. Niccole's honesty and humor are such a welcome addition to the podcast, and in this episode we'll get into some very real talk around the things that are often said to and about single women. If you need to relax for an hour…
 
Solo episode! In this episode, your host Shani Silver will get into changing narratives around a few specific singlehood moments including window shopping (those people who don't want to date you but view every single one of your Instagram stories) and wrongness (the feeling of always being somehow wrong and in need of change or fixing in order to …
 
"The human experience is both profoundly simple and incredibly complicated." - Leisse Wilcox is a Transformational Mindset + Success Coach, changing the conversation on emotional health & self-love. She joins the podcast this week to discuss neurolinguistic programming, or NLP, and its role in our story. This is such a good listen for anyone who ha…
 
Jessica Noah Morgan is a brilliant writer based in the UK who gets it. She gets that a lot of the single programming we've picked up over the years is total bullsh*t, and neither she nor your host are in the mood to participate in it any longer. Join us for a chat that feels like meeting friends for wine, back when that was a thing that was totally…
 
What is Human Design, actually? Whether you're familiar or totally new to it, Sara Bacon is walking us through the essentials of Human Design, and letting us know how the single audience can benefit from exploring their own design. Essentially, it's a shedding of the societal "shoulds," for a much more personalized understanding of how we best inte…
 
Life coach and podcaster Katie Bryan is about to become a single mother by choice, and she's graciously shared her story with us in a must-listen episode for anyone considering following a similar path. Katie's circumstances and goals are unique to her, but there are so many insights to gain from this perspective and process. From fertility preserv…
 
Sutanya Dacres is an American expat living and cooking solo in Paris. Obviously she and your host were destined to be friends. Sutanya joins the podcast this week to cover singlehood and solo living themes filed under: highly relatable. From the sound one solitary fork makes as it hits a plate, to why people will follow you on Instagram but not ask…
 
Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez is the Founder of Statement cards and a personal finance author. She's on the podcast this week discussing female ambition, and financial strategies for single women. This is an episode for anyone seeking financial advice and discussion for the way life actually IS now (meaning, it doesn't matter how many cups of coffee…
 
Gray is The New Blonde Producer/Director Victoria Marie joins the podcast this week to change the narrative around gray hair. Her documentary, five years in the making, features women with a wide variety of stories to tell about gray hair—why they transitioned, how they transitioned, and all of the feedback they received along the way. Victoria and…
 
Millie Gooch is the founder of Sober Girl Society, "An empowering #sober & #sobercurious space for huns against hangovers." She's a guest today following an incredible discussion in this podcast's Facebook group around sobriety. Knowing that it's a topic that interests you, there will be many more guests speaking to it in the future. For now though…
 
Francesca Hogi is a life coach and podcaster who wants a bigger picture for us. Or simply a clearer one. What do we really want in relationships, career, and just life in general? Also...why do we want these things? Asking ourselves how we want to feel can help us get clarity around what we actually want, and clarity is a huge step toward getting i…
 
Jessie Jolles and Claire Burns are two funnyladies that your host admires very much and wanted to check in with regarding this whole...2020 thing. Claire is an Actor / Producer / Art Director and Jessie is a Writer / Director /Comedian. You might also recognize Jessie as the VERY FIRST guest on this podcast way back in April 2019 when the world mad…
 
Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell is a psychologist, author, and podcast host working in the single, dating, and relationships space as a clear, empowering voice that doesn't want you to settle for less in any area of life. This is a conversation packed with honest takes on the realities of dating and being single, and how we as single people can work past…
 
August is a lot. Let's welcome travel journalist Nneka Okona back to the podcast to make things better. Nneka is back this week to discuss her new project, Self Care Studio, a series of conversations that explore what self care looks like and means to Black women. We'll also delve into such topics as birth order and how annoying it is, astrology be…
 
Shahroo Izadi is a Behaviour Change Specialist and, incidentally, your host's new friend. If you'd like to hear two people discuss the behaviors and habits of singles in a way that's leveled-up beyond the standard "ugh dating sucks why am I single" diatribe, you're in the right place. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in implement…
 
Laura Bogart is the brilliant writer behind the recent Buzzfeed piece entitled: Quitting Sex Was The Best Thing I Ever Did For Myself. In it, she discusses her experiences with dating and sex as a fat woman, and this week she joins the podcast to discuss these experiences and to answer questions inspired by this piece that came in from the podcast …
 
Femi Olafioye-Omogbehin is a Self Love Activist, blogger, speaker, and now one of your host's favorite people to talk about life with. Femi's uplifting, welcoming, calming, and honest content centers on self love, but it is also her space to be the representation she herself didn't have. In this episode, we get into Femi-recommended self love resou…
 
Angelica Malin is the Editor in Chief of About Time Magazine and the creator of a WhatsApp group of 40 people. In these socially distant days, digital communities have become more important than ever. But the social media and online dating spaces can often seem cold, and void of real connection. In this episode we discuss how to create real connect…
 
Anthony (Anto) Finucane is partly responsible for your host's sanity during quarantine. Part of a WhatsApp group of friends that have been plying each other with Golden Girls memes and discussions of inclement weather for the last four months straight, he's a guest on this podcast discussing friendship, singlehood, loneliness, living and dating abr…
 
What is Alonement? Francesca Specter is a journalist, podcaster and founder of Alonement, a UK-based platform dedicated to the time you spend alone and why it matters. This is an amazing listen for anyone, single or partnered, who struggles to settle into downtime or alone time. Takeaway smart practices to baby step your way into an increased level…
 
Julia Moser might be the first person to be broken up with during a pandemic via Zoom. She's certainly the first person to tweet about it. One viral tweet later, we're discussing her experience on the podcast this week because there are so many relatable emotions around her story. We all know what it's like to be excited about someone, and then sud…
 
Andrea Barrica is CEO/co-founder of O.school, a judgment-free resource to learn about sexuality and pleasure. She joins the podcast this week to discuss sex and sexual wellness particularly as they relate to single people. She's answering listener questions that came in via the Facebook group, and in general addressing a lot of the limitations and …
 
Dr. Kris Marsh, PhD., is a sociologist, demographer, and author of the forthcoming book, "The Love Jones Cohort: Single and Living Alone in the Black Middle Class." In an episode recorded prior to COVID-19 and lockdown, she discusses the experience and the study of single Black women, as well as the importance of studies that go beyond what exists …
 
Aabye-Gayle D. Francis-Favilla is a freelance writer and editor joining the podcast this week to discuss being child-free by choice as a married woman. In this episode, that's basically akin to listeners observing two women becoming friends over Zoom, we cover a lot of ground and debunk a lot of old societal beliefs, and those who are child-free by…
 
Lindsay Goldwert is a writer and podcaster and she's this week's guest because we're going to talk about money. We're going to talk about dominatrixes, quarantine habits, and bike shorts too, but mostly we're going to talk about money. Lindsay is answering audience questions that came in via the Facebook group, and we're basically just going to spe…
 
Kara Loewentheil of Unf*ck Your Brain is back on the podcast because quite frankly, your host misses her. Kara is a Master Certified Coach with a B.A. from Yale and J.D. from Harvard Law. In the last three years after pivoting from a legal career, she has grown her life coaching business from 0 to 7 figures. She's the host of the top-rated self-hel…
 
Rachel East is a Certified Life & Career Coach and 1/2 of Clarity On Fire, a podcast and coaching business centered around finding out how we're meant to approach our careers as individuals, not as programmed beings trying to fit ourselves into societal expectations of professional life. Rachel and her best friend Kristen are the creators of The Pa…
 
Kimmy Foskett and Liza Renzulli are the hosts of 51 First Dates and also just two human beings your podcast host enjoys hanging out with. We'll of course use the term "hanging out" loosely because...pandemic. Through the magic of technology and Liza helping your host record three people at the same time, this week's episode covers a lot of quaranti…
 
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