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Sippin' with the Shannons

Bridget Shannon and Colleen Shannon

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Omg, hi! Welcome to Sippin' with the Shannons! A weekly podcast where cousins Bridget and Colleen sit down, sip on wine and spill the tea. Each week we pick a new topic to discuss from weddings, reality tv, pet peeves to online dating and more! If you're a fan of shenanigans, then you've come to the right place. So get your sweat pants on, crack open your favorite beveragino and get ready for a good giggle because you're part of the family now.
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The Franchise Leaders Forum Podcast

Franchise Consultant and Franchise Coach - Tracy Panase and Shannon Wilburn

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Welcome to "The Franchise Leaders Forum," the ultimate podcast for women entrepreneurs navigating the intricate world of franchising, brought to you by industry veterans Tracy Panase and Shannon Wilburn. This podcast is your go-to resource for franchise leadership insights, practical strategies to build and scale your franchise, and firsthand experiences from those who live and breathe franchising every day. Leading the conversation is Tracy Panase, the dynamic force behind the Just Between ...
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Built To Birth

Bridget Teyler

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Preparing for birth can be overwhelming and many stories surrounding birth are scary. But the truth is, Birth is a NORMAL, NATURAL, and BEAUTIFUL event. This Built To Birth Podcast exists to share Mama's TRUE and POSITIVE birth stores to remind and inspire Mamas that they are BUILT TO BIRTH! I'm Bridget and I'm a childbirth educator, doula, and fellow mama and it's my passion to help women discover their strength and power in pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. Birth is the beginning of a new ...
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Think to Thrive

Jennie Loerch

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You know that cycle of trying to tweak + tone + shrink your body, controlling your food, being rigid about workouts, feeling anxious about doing it all “right,” and hating yourself for messing up? Yeah — THAT isn’t how you’re meant to use your precious headspace or live your life. You’re meant to experience ease, freedom, and flow, and — feel *enough* in your own skin everyday so that you can focus on LIVING fully and LOVING it. And it starts with.... thinking about yourself, your body, and ...
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Let’s just start with the biggest question we are all asking ourselves! Why did Mary Kennedy Thompson leave Neighborly for BNI to become their CEO? Today, Mary is sharing that answer with us as well as her remarkable journey through the franchise system as a trailblazing leader. She sheds light on pivotal lessons in leadership, organizational chang…
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What happens when you sell your successful franchise to pursue a dream? A dream that you ended up being denied? You do everything in your power to overcome the obstacles and hurdles until that dream becomes a reality. Today, we are joined by Bridget Jones. Bridget is a former owner of a Just Between Friends franchise and a current owner of a Chick-…
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How does one go from a multi-unit franchisee to owner and CEO of the company? Tracy’s dedication to the mission, vision and values of the organization led her to make the leap from franchisee to CEO. In today’s episode, Tracy shares her foray into the franchisee space, and no it didn’t start with the Just Between Friends (JBF) franchise! But it was…
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What is it truly like to start your own franchise? What challenges do you face as the franchisor? Shannon Wilburn is the innovative force behind the Just Between Friends Franchise System. Today, she shares about the pivotal role of open communication and transparency in fostering strong relationships with franchisees. She sheds light on the challen…
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Whether you're a franchise or franchisee, or aspiring to join the franchising world, you're in the right place! Welcome to The Franchise Leadership Forum, the podcast that tackles the challenges and pains that you face every day. From understanding franchise dynamics to growing and supporting your franchisees. We get it because we've been there and…
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On this week's episode, HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY SIPPERS!!!! Bridget covers the Titan Submersible and then we get into the real topic of the week.... US. We answer listener questions, talk about the highs and lows of the last year, things we've learned along the way and we play the Newlywed game. We also have 10 commandments for our SWTS cult tha…
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On this week's episode, Colleen has a lot to say after skinny dipping on a bachelorette, an exorcism at a bridal shower and hosts hateful hour. Then we get into the topic of the week... THE MURDER OF TRAVIS ALEXANDER. Bridget tells us the story about how they met, how their relationship turned toxic and how Jodi likes to do headstands... while bein…
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On this week's episode, Bridget held court at the Green Dragon and Colleen got harmonized at while eating free pizza. Then we get into the topic of the week... RURAL APPALACHIA. Colleen deep dives into the mysterious area of the US with their wild animals, creepy stories and the strange disappearance of Dennis Martin. You know it's not a Colleen ep…
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On this week’s episode, Bridget and Colleen finally stopped rotting and went out into the world again! Colleen is shooketh by Sean Kingston and prom proposals are getting completely out of hand. Then we get into the topic of the week... BAD ASS WOMEN FROM HISTORY! Or in this case, herstory. Hear the stories of the unsung heroes Frances Marion, Debo…
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On this week’s episode, Colleen has a Bridgerton hyper-fixation and we find out if everyone has an Adam's apple. Then we get into the topic of the week… THE OREGON TRAIL. Bridget explains how the US expanded West, what life was like on the road and covers the horrific story of the Donner Party. We end with a disturbing Reddit thread of “things my p…
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On this week's episode, Colleen and Bridget are both on death's door with a sickness but never too sick to miss a giggle! After our weekend recaps we get into the topic of the week... FYRE FESTIVAL. Colleen tells us all about the human chode that is Billy McFarland, his random friendship with Ja Rule and the absolute sh*t show and mirage known as F…
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On this week's episode, Bridget has gone full Sabbatical Susie and Colleen dealt with a creepy drunk guy at a bar. We talk about the Met Gala and the Tom Brady Roast before wrapping up this sh*t show topic... THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS: PART 2. Bridget covers their confessions, what led to their arrest, trials and the new updates on the case. Colleen ha…
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On this week's episode, Bridget nearly died in a hot yoga class and Colleen got verbally accosted by a man on A BICYCLE. With a HELMET ON! The audacity. Then we get into the topic of the week... THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS. Bridget does a deep dive into the family and alllll the red flags that led to the night the brothers would slaughter their parents. …
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On this week's episode, Colleen has her first cavity and Bridget had spicy pits in a parking garage. Then we get into the topic of the week… TV/MOVIE REVIEWS. We review each other’s favorite movies and tv shows from the 90’s and 00’s like Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7th Heaven, Camp Rock, Passport to Paris and Bridget FINALLY watched Slee…
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On this week's episode, Colleen cried and took her shoes off at two concerts in the same night and Bridget's back from a bachelorette in Nashville. After some pop culture updates we get into the topic of the week... THE DISAPPEARANCE OF KARLI GUSÉ. Colleen gives us a breakdown of the night she went missing and theories on what could've happened to …
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On this week's episode, Colleen is a klepto and is confessing to her sins and Bridget is ready to for a career change after a free brunch. Then we get into the topic of the week... TIGER WOODS. Our first time covering sports!!! Come with us on the rollercoaster journey of the rise, legendary fall and epic comeback of the GOAT. We play a game of "he…
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On this week's episode, Colleen and Bridget are back from Florida and had polar opposite experiences. One went to a spa and the other went to a strip club - you decide who went where. Then we get into the topic of the week... AITA? We do a deep dive into the world of Reddit to figure out if people are, in fact, TA. Would you go fully granny on some…
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On this week's episode, Colleen's not wearing any underwear and the wind is being disrespectful. Before we go on our trips to Florida, we jump into the topic of the week... SURVIVAL STORIES. Bridget covers the heoric story of Kara Robinson surviving a serial killer and Colleen covers the insane story of Ricky Megee. Someone get the adderall because…
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On this week's episode, we're recapping our St. Paddy's Day weekends, discussing the new books we're reading, wondering where Kate Middleton is and living for the comment section. Then we get into the topic of the week... BONNIE & CLYDE. The notorious outlaws and lovers have a story that will have you clutching onto your seatbelt for dear life. The…
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On this week's episode, Bridget is recapping the Oscars for us and Colleen is turning into Gwyneth Paltrow. The topic of the week is.... CRAZY RELATIONSHIP STORIES. From dating, to marriage, to cheaters and divorce, this episode has it all! Strap in as we discuss hot takes, naked cowboys, psychotic exes and a story about a bride that will haunt you…
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On this week's episode, Bridget's grieving (again) and Colleen is the picture of HEALTH and WELLNESS... but is also in her gross girl era. Then we get into the topic of the week... HEDY LAMARR: THE MOTHER OF WIFI. Colleen explains why Hedy was more than just a Hollywood actress, she was an inventor and a baddie. Six husbands won't stop this trailbl…
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On this week's episode, Bridget updates us on her Brazil adventures and Colleen teaches us about Diaper Spas... yes, you read that correctly. Only in New Hampshire! Then we get into the topic of the week... THE CURSE OF THE KENNEDYS. Bridget does a deep dive into the American Royal family and how tragedy has befallen them for decades. From assassin…
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On this week's episode, Usher had us all quaking. Don't deny it. And if it wasn't him, it was either Alicia, Lil Jon or Beyonce going Country that did it! Bridget has three brain cells remaining after Carnival weekend as she gives us a brief history of how it started and how it's celebrated in Brazil. Then we get into the topic of the week... THE L…
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On this week's episode, Bridget is gearing up for Carnival in Brazil and Colleen has been working and rotting! Thanks for asking, Elmo! Then we get into the topic of the week... EVITA. Bridget's having a full circle moment and does a deep dive into the life, death and dramatic burial of Eva Perón. We then discuss the movie musical "Evita", which le…
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WE'RE BACK BITCHES!!! We finally figured out how to do the pod virtually!!! On this week's episode, we catch up on how our year is going so far, Bridget's travels, Colleen avoiding jury duty and going on her very first date!! Then we get into the topic of the week... the name on everyone's lips... GYPSY ROSE! Colleen does a deep dive into the lives…
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On this week's episode, it's CHRISTMAS on STWS! We sing our favorite Christmas songs (very badly) and do a wholesome gift exchange. We recap on our year, the highs, the lows, our favorite episodes and all the pop culture moments from 2023. What a YEAR it's been! To our listeners, whatever holiday you celebrate we hope it's merry and bright! We ador…
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On this week's episode, Bridget's preparing for her next adventure and Colleen has ascended from the flu. Colleen finally watched Sweet Home Alabama and we HAD to talk about the new HBO documentary "Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God" because it's the most out of pocket thing we've ever seen. Then we get into the topic of the week... SMALL TOWN G…
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On this week's episode, Bridget is back from NYC and has all the star studded tea for us!! It was a weekend for the books with two broadway musicals, fancy hotels and cocktails with A list celebs. And someone in prison is getting a very special present soon. Then we get into the topic of the week... THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HANNAH UPP. Colleen digs int…
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On this week's episode, we still haven't moved off the couch and we've got baked potato soup this time! But no matter how hard she tries, Colleen will never turn Bridget into a soup person. Colleen has a VERY exciting update for us, Carrie Nation lost brownie points, and the Grinch is the most relatable person in Whoville. Then we get into the topi…
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On this week's episode, we're both ill but VERY cozy! We catch up on our weekends and how we both thrive in sweatpants. Then we get into the topic of the week... THE FIRST THANKSGIVING. Colleen gives us the tea on the Mayflower, aka the OG Carnival Cruise, what was served at the first Thanksgiving and the horrific war it led to. This is the honest …
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On this week's episode, Bridget was a parent for the weekend and enjoyed a breakfast buffet at 11pm while Colleen showed off her roommate's handy work and is a 2nd place Cook Off champion! She has the best buffalo chicken dip this side of the Mississippi! We introduce a new segment called, "Colleen's Weekly Thoughts" and then dive into the episode …
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On this week's episode, Colleen ate a family sized box of Mac n Cheese, got her butthole bleached and dealt with a blown up dry shampoo can in the kitchen. And that's showbiz, baby! The only thing Bridget dislikes more than being unemployed is daylight savings. Why do we live this way?! Then we get into the topic of the week... BRITNEY JEAN SPEARS:…
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On this week's episode, Bridget has a bummer life update to share... she lives in a robe now and will be taking no further questions at this time. Colleen recaps us on her Halloween weekend and how she peed on a rollercoaster and loves scaring the crap out of grown ass men! Then we get into the topic of the week.... CONSPIRACY THEORIES! Bridget cov…
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On this week's episode, we find out about Club Applebee's and an iconic old family business that shakes us to our CORE. What else is our family not telling us?! Then we get into the topic of the week... SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS! Colleen covers the story of the Three Identical Strangers and Bridget covers The Third Wave. We end with a game of "thing I des…
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On this week's episode, Colleen is actually well (for once), is a neighborhood hero and has lost her debit card for the 34854 time this year. It's a full Colleen SPO0O0O0OKY takeover because it's our HALLOWEEN EPISODE, bitches!!! And it's a graveyard smash! Get ready for Halloween costumes we never want to see again, our sexual awakenings and stori…
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On this week's episode, Colleen got carried away at the Halloween store and we are in fully spooky mode! Our weekends consisted of Colleen getting a concussion and stalking James Kennedy while Bridget has become a full blown couch potato with the key takeaway that this season of Love is Blind is TRASH. Then we get into the topic of the week... THE …
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On this week's episode, we're scraping the bottom of the barrel. We talk favorite Halloween movies, if you believe in the moon affects human behavior and Twilight. Because of course we do. Then we have our most RANDOM EPISODE EVER. Colleen covers the Great Molasses Flood and the Kentucky Meat Shower and Bridget tells wild hospital stories! Trigger …
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On this week's episode, we're back in the pod room! We catch up on all the pop culture things from the last month and how Taylor Swift never sleeps. Colleen has picked up a new unhealthy hobby, she went to three weddings and is devastated her favorite book series is over. The topic of the week is... BRIDGET'S TRAVELS. Bridget regales us with all of…
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On this week's episode, Patty the nurse can go to HELL. Shoutout to all our listeners who are ready for Spooky Season! If you have any ideas on what Colleen should be for Halloween this year, please let us know. Then we get into the topic of the week... THE MURDERS OF NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON AND RON GOLDMAN AND THE TRIAL OF OJ SIMPSON. Good LORD was t…
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On this week's episode, Bridget has a new workout routine and who is she?! Meanwhile, Colleen wants to remind you how she didn't participate in any "athletic". We talk about Celebrities and their government names.. it turns out no one wants to be a Rachel or a Karen. Then we get into the topic of the week.... APOLLO 13. Bridget gives Colleen facts …
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On this week's episode, we try to decide if Colleen would've liked having siblings or hated it. We quote Schitt's Creek for too long and then Colleen tells us about her Cape weekend and how her "cup runeth over" and Bridget has a note she wrote to the tooth fairy. Spoiler alert: she was a drama queen as a child. Then we get into the topic of the we…
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On this week's episode, Colleen went to another concert and is basically a professional U-Haul driver. After discussing some nostalgic movies, Colleen decides to tell the truth about a fib she told on the pod months ago. She's coming clean, people!! Then we get into the topic of the week... WILD DATING STORIES. We're back on our old shit and we're …
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On this week's episode, Bridget is back from a trip to Miami to give us all the tea and someone broke into Colleen's Walmart account to buy a ladder... because of course they did. We discuss how Kiki Palmer is an icon, a legend and she is the moment. Then we get into the top of the week... the HISTORY OF ALCATRAZ. We talk about some of the most inf…
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On this week's episode, it was Bridget's birthday weekend and it was delightful! There was pool flopping, ice cream trucks and cocktails.. what more could a girl want?! Colleen explains how she's had a change of luck and Bridget saw RED in Stop & Shop. Also, Lizzo.. please say it isn't so?!? Then we get into the topic of the week.... AREA 51 AND AL…
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On this week's episode, Colleen celebrated her 26th birthday and boy, what a domino effect of crap. We get real while we discuss anxiety, guilt and the importance of locking your gd car door! Someone get Colleen a new library card! Also, Ariana Grande is dating Spongebob on Broadway.. ?? Then we get into the topic of the week... the story of STEVEN…
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On this week's episode, Colleen is spiraling and Bridget was built for Bachelorette parties and drag brunch. Colleen is about to write a lot of strongly worded letters and Bridget simply cannot get over a chicken parm sub she had. We talk about concert etiquette, a sweet moment on stage at Luke Combs and how you should always stick a Drag Queen’s n…
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On this week's episode, Bridget isn't drinking and Colleen did a full "Pooh Bear" in front of her mother this morning. After Colleen's boob falls out, we talk about contacts, egg rolls that give us PQs and how Colleen needs to speak to a professional.. and it's not Bridget. Then we get into the topic of the week... DREAMS. All things sleepwalking, …
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On this week's episode, Colleen is a shell of a human and Bridget's crossing things off her summer bucket list. We catch up on all the pop culture, celebrities that give Colleen the ick and how straight men are not okay. Then we get into the topic of the week... SURVIVAL STORIES (part 2). Bridget tells the story of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of…
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On this week's episode, it's the 4th of July!! Colleen is in the exact same clothes for the 5th week in a row but hey, at least she washes them. We get serious for a minute while Bridget explains why she hates this weekend and warning: you'll need tissues for this one. Colleen makes sure we giggle again by telling us about her insane holiday weeken…
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On this week's episode, IT'S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! Can you BELIEVE?! We can't either. We cheers to one whole year of SWTS! We catch up on our weekends, the Titanic Sub and what Colleen said to Claudia. Also, Bridget FINALLY explains Communism because apparently we all need a refresher. We then jump into the topic of the week... THE POD! Our f…
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