Giving It Up For Less

Giving It Up For Less

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“Giving It up For Less” is a podcast about oversharing hosted by actress and comedian Lauren Ash (Superstore). If you know Lauren, you know she’s someone who often talks about her real life in very public settings. Lauren is joined by old and new friends to share real stories about their lives that they probably shouldn’t tell. Tune in each week to catch a new story that you didn’t know you needed to hear. “Giving It Up For Less” is produced by Embassy Row.


How Are Your Hearts? with Lauren Ash
Sep 15 • 56 min
It’s officially been 6 months since the beginning of quarantine so Lauren’s doing another check in! In this episode, Lauren reflects on the past 6 months, going back to work on Superstore and she answers some more #AskAsh questions!
Another Episode of #AskAsh
Sep 8 • 45 min
Lauren’s back to answer your questions and give advice! If you have a dumb lie or a question for Lauren, email dumblieswetell@gmail.com or DM GIUFLPOD on Instagram!
Challenging Comfort Zones with Chrissy Metz
Aug 24 • 56 min
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) joins Lauren to discuss the challenges of going to bars alone, relationships during quarantine, and Halloween Horror Nights.
A For Effort with Gigi Gorgeous
Aug 18 • 52 min
Lauren and Gigi Gorgeous (Glam Where I Am, This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous) discuss piercing mishaps, making their own makeup and getting caught in lies by their mothers.
“I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again” with Heidi Gardner
Aug 11 • 52 min
Heidi Gardner (SNL) stops by Giving It Up For Less to chat with Lauren about cats in quarantine, stories of perseverance and Heidi’s affinity for prank calling.
Unsolved Mysteries Theories with Lauren’s Sister
Aug 4 • 65 min
Lauren and her best friend/sister Christy Oxborrow fancy themselves part time sleuths and in this special episode, they have a few drinks and dive deep into one of the new episodes of Unsolved Mysteries called “No Ride Home.” Christy’s online detective…
#AskAsh: An Advice Episode with Lauren Ash
Jul 28 • 60 min
This week, Lauren gives GIUFL listeners advice! Everything from relationships and friendships, political activism and what to do if you’re feeling down, Lauren tries to help you solve your problems.
Disaster Dates with The Bella Twins
Jul 21 • 58 min
This week, Lauren is joined by Nikki & Brie Bella! They chat about the importance of being authentic in all things, terrible dates they’ve had and Nikki gives listeners spot-on advice for how to have a guy stop texting you. Thanks so much to our partner,…
Questionable Questions with Emily Hampshire
Jul 14 • 59 min
Lauren and Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) discuss Zoom fatigue during quarantine, the worst questions they’ve gotten in interviews and how Emily feels about spiders.
A Message From Lauren
Jul 7 • 10 min
The world lost a very special person this week to COVID-19. Nick Cordero was a Broadway star and a former colleague of Lauren’s. She wanted to share some of her thoughts and feelings during this tough time.
Social Fails with Sarah Levy
Jul 7 • 56 min
Lauren and Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek) virtually meet up to discuss the bourgeoning success of Canadian television in America, holding grudges for family members and how they both try to make other people feel comfortable during uncomfortable social…
Best Intentions with Kaliko Kauahi
Jun 30 • 58 min
Lauren and her Superstore co-star Kaliko Kauahi talk about how their pets have adjusted to quarantine, Lauren’s bird-rescue gone wrong and the notebook Kauahi took to lost and found. Thanks so much to our partner, Prose. Visit www.prose.com/giufl for your…
Misunderstandings with Daryn Carp & Liz Culley
Jun 23 • 61 min
In this first ever two guest episode of Giving It Up for Less, Lauren and the hosts of the podcast ‘Scissoring Isn’t A Thing’, Daryn Carp & Liz Culley, recount various situations that were misunderstandings, OnlyFans accounts and culling their old phone…
Competition Chaos with Jaimie Alexander
Jun 16 • 58 min
This week, Jaimie Alexander (Thor, Blindspot) joins Lauren to discuss their mutual competitive nature during board games, Jaimie’s AirBnb decor, how they feel about targeted Instagram ads and Lauren introduces a new segment to the show called “Last Thing…
Black Lives Matter with Lauren Ash
Jun 9 • 28 min
In this week’s episode, Lauren shares her thoughts on the protests, the Black Lives Matter movement and getting justice for Breonna Taylor.
Petting Cats with Hannah Berner
May 26 • 56 min
Hannah Berner (Summer House, Berning in Hell podcast) and Lauren have a zoom date where they deep dive into Hannah’s dating life in quarantine, her cats and how they feel about unsolicited Facetimes.
New To Los Angeles with Cobie Smulders
May 19 • 65 min
Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Avengers and Stumptown) and Lauren discuss their early days in Los Angeles including where they both lived while auditioning and how Cobie became a member of the Magic Castle.
Mother’s Day Special with Lauren’s Mom
May 12 • 62 min
Lauren and her mom, Laurel, spent Mother’s Day recording this week’s episode of Giving It Up for Less. They discuss different overreactions they’ve had over the years (or sometimes “not” overreactions according to Laurel)including Laurel & Lauren’s first…
Battling Bullies with America Ferrera
May 5 • 50 min
Lauren and her friend & co-star, America Ferrera (Superstore, Ugly Betty) chat about their experiences growing up being bullies and America’s experience selling a dresser on Craigslist. Thanks to our partner Care/Of | TakeCareOf.com Promo Code: GIUFL50
The Old Friend Game with Leslie Seiler
Apr 28 • 61 min
The Old Friend Game with Leslie Seiler by Embassy Row
Crushing Crushes with Elena Davies
Apr 21 • 56 min
Elena Davies (Big Brother, The MiscELENAeous Podcast) and Lauren really dive into their past crushes and dating life and Elena tells Lauren about her genuine love for Superstore and its impact on her life.
Comedy Club Chaos with Colton Dunn
Apr 14 • 56 min
Lauren and her Superstore co-star Colton Dunn (Superstore, Blockers, Key & Peele) discuss coming up in the comedy club scene, how they dealt with hecklers and some memorable moments while touring with their comedy troupes.
Staying At Home with Lauren Ash
Apr 7 • 53 min
Another week of social distancing, another week of Giving It Up for Less: Stay at Home edition. In this episode, Lauren talks about how she’s handling social distancing and takes fan submitted questions.
Quarantine QT’s with Spencer Ralston
Mar 31 • 52 min
Lauren and her boyfriend, Spencer Ralston (Friend of the Podcast) play a fun question game to get to know each other better, and dive into the Dumb Lies We Tell email to pass the time during the Stay at Home order. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Edited…
Hospital Hygiene with Jared Lipscomb
Mar 24 • 58 min
Celebrity makeup artist, Jared Lipscomb, joins Lauren to share their experiences in and out of the hospital and talk about Jared’s ongoing battle with leukemia. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by Alexa Macchia Edited by Anamarie Johnson This…
Moving Madness with Ruth Connell
Mar 17 • 62 min
Ruth Connell (Supernatural) sits down with Lauren to discuss the struggles of moving, only child jealousy and using their platform in a positive and healthy way. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by Anamarie Johnson Edited by Alexa Macchia This…
Childhood Road Trips with Spencer Ralston
Mar 10 • 56 min
Lauren’s boyfriend, Spencer Ralston (How I Met Your Mother) joins us in the studio to recall how he first asked Lauren out on a date, his stay at the Bates Motel and Lauren finally reveals a dumb lie she’s been telling Spencer. Executive Producer: Sarni…
Dating Disasters with Greta Titelman
Mar 3 • 58 min
Greta Titleman (Los Espookys) and Lauren chat about the worst disasters they’ve had to experience while in the dating pool and their shared love for River Phoenix and CW shows. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced and Edited by Anamarie Johnson This…
This is Our Brain on Drugs with Whitney Tancred
Feb 25 • 58 min
Lauren and her publicist, Whitney Tancred, recount their favorite drug and alcohol related adventures including Whitney’s trip over the border, their shared night on liquid acid and an eye injury cured by Prosecco. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers…
Middle School Traumas with Aimee Carrero
Feb 18 • 61 min
Aimee Carrero (She-Ra and The Princesses of Power, Young & Hungry) sits down with Lauren to share their middle school traumas, including the grisly murder that took place at Aimee’s middle school. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced & Edited by…
Hellish Holidays with Tiya Sircar
Feb 11 • 48 min
Tiya Sircar (The Good Place, The Internship) and Lauren chat about their hellish holidays including Tiya’s tofurky and what happened when Lauren almost moved in with a boyfriend after the holidays. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced & Edited by…
The Cosmo-ic Birthday Episode with Leslie Seiler
Feb 4 • 62 min
It’s Lauren’s birthday!! Lauren and her best friend, Leslie Seiler have a few cosmos and talk about their favorite birthday memories they’ve shared during their years of friendship. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by Alexa Macchia Edited by…
Pet Owner Fails with Arden Myrin
Jan 28 • 64 min
Arden Myrin (Insatiable, Will You Accept This Rose podcast) sits down with Lauren to discuss their shared love for Chilis, royal family theories and cat psychics. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced & Edited by: Anamarie Johnson This show is brought…
Dumb Injuries with Stephanie Beatriz
Jan 21 • 62 min
Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family) and Lauren talk about various dumb injuries they’ve gotten over the years, such as the story behind Stephanie’s eyebrow scar and Lauren’s broken ear. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced & Edited…
Weird Jobs with Fortune Feimster
Jan 14 • 50 min
Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) and Lauren share their weirdest jobs, including Fortune’s one year job as a maintenance worker. They also discuss the pineapple pizza controversy and their highschool nemesis. Executive Producer: Sarni…
Kind to a Fault with Jon Barinholtz
Jan 7 • 55 min
Jon (Superstore, Chicago Party Aunt) and Lauren reveal the downside of being kind to a fault, including giving the housekeeper three months severance, offering advice to aspiring actors and Jon’s grudge against Jim Belushi. Executive Producer: Sarni…
End of Year Recap with Lauren Ash
Dec 24, 2019 • 36 min
Join us for a special episode with your host, Lauren Ash. Lauren dives into her love for Christmas, regaining the magic of Christmas and some of the negative feelings that may come along with the holidays. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by:…
Kissing Cousins with Danny Pellegrino
Dec 17, 2019 • 57 min
Danny Pellegrino (Everything Iconic, Fancy AF Cocktails) and Lauren discuss their embarrassing celebrity encounters, Canadian snacks and nightclub stories. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Alexa Macchia Editor: Anamarie Johnson This show is…
Travel Tales with Nichole Bloom
Dec 10, 2019 • 51 min
Nichole Bloom (Superstore, Shameless) and Lauren reminisce about their travel experiences including, but not limited to, Lauren’s precarious speed boating adventure and Nichole’s trip to China with an ex-boyfriend. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers…
From Mascot to Mystic with Angie Banicki
Dec 3, 2019 • 43 min
In this special episode, Angie Banicki, Hollywood’s go-to tarot card reader, joins Lauren and her best friend Leslie Seiler to give Lauren a reading and take oversharing to the next level. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Alexa Macchia…
Friendship Fails with Rob Benedict
Nov 26, 2019 • 55 min
Rob Benedict (Supernatural, Felicity) joins Lauren to reveal his biggest friendship fail, his bad luck with cats and lying to get the job. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Alexa Macchia Edited by: Anamarie Johnson The show is brought to you…
Invited, But Not Really with Nico Santos
Nov 19, 2019 • 49 min
Lauren’s costar, Nico Santos (Superstore, Crazy Rich Asians), joins her to overshare his most memorable celebrity party invites, working on Paul Blart Mall Cop, on-set pranks and the Superstore craft services. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by:…
Actor Nightmares with Peter Oldring
Nov 12, 2019 • 56 min
Lauren sits down with Peter Oldring (Canadian voice actor, improviser, actor and comedian)to discuss their acting nightmares like getting the German measles. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Alexa Macchia Edited by: Barry Funkhouser This show…
Stranger Encounters with Marque Richardson
Nov 5, 2019 • 50 min
Lauren sits down with Marque Richardson (Dear White People) to discuss stranger encounters, Obama’s diet, new business ventures and that life is too short to not be messy. Executive Produced: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Anamarie Johnson Edited by: Anamarie…
Nerdgasms with Jimmy Pardo
Oct 29, 2019 • 51 min
Jimmy Pardo (comedian, actor, and host of the long-running comedy podcast Never Not Funny) joins Lauren to share what he really nerds out about. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Alexa Macchia Edited by: Barry Funkhouser This show is brought…
In Front Of The People with Ben Feldman
Oct 22, 2019 • 49 min
Lauren sits down with her costar, Ben Feldman (Superstore, Mad Men), to discuss making new friends, pranks, and his Sliding Doors moment with Bj Novak. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Anamarie Johnson Edited by: Alexa Macchia This show is…
Dumb Lies with Leslie Seiler
Oct 10, 2019 • 34 min
Welcome to Giving It Up For Less! For our first episode, Lauren is joined by her best friend, Leslie Seiler, to share dumb lies they’ve told. Executive Producer: Sarni Rogers Produced by: Alexa Macchia Edited by: Barry Funkhouser This show is brought to…
Introducing: Giving It Up For Less with Lauren Ash
Oct 10, 2019 • 1 min
“Giving It up For Less” is a podcast about oversharing hosted by actress and comedian Lauren Ash (Superstore). If you know Lauren, you know that she’s someone who often talks about her real life in very public settings. Lauren is joined by old and new…