The Honestly Unfiltered Podcast

Jeni Thomas and Ellie David

As women of a certain age, very few people talk about what happens next when it comes to children leaving the nest, how our bodies change as we get older, or how relationships with friends and family and even our spouses change as we get older. We created a Podcast that embodies subjects you would talk about with your closest friends. The things that you would say, "Oh, that happens to me too." Because, in times of uncertainty, it helps to know that you are not alone.

A Honestly Unfiltered Interview with Tino's Dad -Joe Franco of The Bachelorette
4d ago
A Honestly Unfiltered Interview with Tino's Dad -Joe Franco of The Bachelorette
If you follow ABC's The Bachelorette or Entertainment News, you know there was quite a fuss a couple of weeks ago when Tino Franco brought Rachel Recchia home to meet his parents. Joe asked his possible future Daughter-In-Law some tough questions. As a parent, he was concerned that the relationship would not sustain out of the Love Bubble manufactured by the producers of The Bachelorette. What happened next was something that no one in his family could have ever imagined. They became trending entertainment news! Targeted by fans, they received hate messages, and Joe's appearance was made fun of. Things worsened when Joe played along on social media because people did not realize he was kidding. Joe's family put him in Social Media Jail until after The Bachelorette Finale aired, but they forgot to take away his microphone! We sat down with Joe the day before The Bachelorette Finale aired on ABC to discuss the drama. It turns out that Joe was misunderstood. He could not be nicer! Listen along as Joe tells us where he was coming from as a parent. How did he react when Tino arrived home with the news of his and Rachel's Engagement? Why he wore the yellow "Star Trek" shirt on National Television and the meaning behind the shirt to his family. And, finally, why was it vital that he correct Jesse Palmer for saying Tino was Italian and not of Mexican heritage? ___________ We have Podcast Merch! (Check Out Our Designs Here!) Please subscribe so you don't miss an episode, and as always, send in your questions or comments to Jeni@honestlyunfilteredpodcasts.com Connect with us on Social Media: ( Facebook.com/HonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Instagram.com/TheHonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Twitter.com/iAmJeniThomas) Check out our website and blog at www.honestlyunfilteredpodcasts.com Do you like what you hear?  (Buy Us a Coffee!)
Get'n Cozy and Honestly Unfiltered with Erin Hill
Sep 12 2022
Get'n Cozy and Honestly Unfiltered with Erin Hill
Erin Hill wears many hats, the most important being wife and mother of two. Bachelor Nation fans know her from her Podcasts, "Get'n Cozy with Erin Hill" and "Bach After Dark with Erin and Kelsey." But, you may not know that she is a certified sleep coach whose true passion is helping parents reclaim their lives through better sleep! She is also a Dating/Relationship Coach and a Casting Director for a new Reality TV dating series called TaleDate! She offers free phone consults; just slide into her DMs and get the help you need! On a personal note, she has a huge sweet tooth and admits to an addiction to Crumbl cookies and Stella Sweet Wine. Ellie and Jeni had a chance to sit down with Erin to discuss all things Bachelor Nation, the new Reality TV series for which she is the Casting Director, and House of Hammer. And, that is just the beginning! Listen along and see how far down the rabbit hole this episode of Honestly Unfiltered goes! You won't want to miss it. _______ More about Erin Hill email: getncozypodcast@gmail.com (TaleDate) (Erin on Instagram) (Dream Sleepers Facebook) (Honestly Unfiltered Podcasts - Erin Hill) _______ We have Podcast Merch! (Check Out Our Designs Here!) Please subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, and as always, send in your questions or comments to Jeni@honestlyunfilteredpodcasts.com Connect with us on Social Media: ( Facebook.com/HonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Instagram.com/TheHonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Twitter.com/iAmJeniThomas) Check out our website and blog at www.honestlyunfilteredpodcasts.com Do you like what you hear?  (Buy Us a Coffee!)
Aaron Rodger's Magical Ayahuasca MVP Trip
Aug 8 2022
Aaron Rodger's Magical Ayahuasca MVP Trip
If you are on social media, you will likely have heard about Aaron Rodger's Ayahuasca "Trip." He says this was the reason for his MVP season. In this episode, Jeni and Ellie discuss the Aubrey Marcus Podcast. Jeni and Ellie also talk about conditional love & boundaries and touch on the Britney Spears / Kevin Federline debacle. The girls also discuss a local resident, Mark Staib, who needs a kidney transplant. Mark is 34 years old and has been on kidney dialysis for five years. Please visit the Facebook page set up by his wife for more information. ( is listed at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Tampa General Hospital. People can apply to either program or both. Suppose an individual is not a direct match for him. In that case, both hospitals have a paired living kidney donor program that matches up several people, so multiple people receive life-saving kidney transplants.  Mayo Clinic Jacksonville:  (mayoclinic.org/livingdonor) Once the initial screening for health information is complete, they will send a blood kit that can be taken to the lab. A living donor coordinator would reach out to interested candidates. To apply to Tampa General Hospital's program, please go to  (tampagenerallivingdonation.org) All hospital expenses are covered by Mark's insurance, and any associated travel and time off work will be taken care of. It will not cost the donor anything to go through this process.  ______________ Please subscribe so you don't miss an episode, and as always, send in your questions or comments to iAmJeniThomas@gmail.com Connect with us on Social Media: ( Facebook.com/HonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Instagram.com/TheHonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Twitter.com/iAmJeniThomas) Check out our website and blog at www.honestlyunfilteredpodcasts.com Do you like what you hear? (Buy Us a Coffee!)
Is Big Brother Hurting or Helping Us?
Aug 1 2022
Is Big Brother Hurting or Helping Us?
In this episode, Jeni and Ellie cover a lot! The story begins with Jeni telling Ellie about her trip out of town spent avoiding the "Timeshare" employees at the Orlando Resort where she stayed. Ellie and Jeni then discuss Will Smith's video apology, which somehow leads them into navigating through parenthood and how to help their children succeed in sports or talents without being pushy stage moms. Jeni and Ellie were guests on the podcast, (Get Your Binge On) with Jessica Bolton this week to discuss the Hulu Original (Dopesick). The series covers the Opioid crisis created by Purdue Pharma and the FDA, in which they misled the medical community into believing the drug was not addictive. This leads the girls to discuss the FDA and the Electronic Cigarette Industry. They talk about The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) was formed in 2009 as an advocacy group to raise awareness and protect our right as consumers to access reduced harm alternatives. See the link below for more information. (The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) ) (Facts & Myths About Smoke-Free Alternatives and Reduced-Harm Products) Please subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, and as always, send in your questions or comments to iAmJeniThomas@gmail.com (New Podcast Merchandise is now available!) Connect with us on Social Media: ( Facebook.com/HonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Instagram.com/TheHonestlyUnfilteredPodcast) (Twitter.com/iAmJeniThomas) Check out our website and blog at www.honestlyunfilteredpodcasts.com Do you like what you hear?  (Buy Us a Coffee!)