Thursday, February 6, 2014

EPISODE 118: NO ROMANCE

After months of not being around each other, Nikki and Sara are in the same room again to record an episode just before they’re separated yet again. Sara, having fallen out of love with New York City for reasons well-explained herein, is moving to Los Angeles but the ladies have much to discuss first, including brilliant, manipulative, and vulturous televison, the sly sexiness of Beyonce’s album, and enough darkumentary recommendations to have you crying for days.

One reason to quit your bawling, though, is that despite Sara’s east coast exodus and contrary to somebody’s prior reports, You Had To Be There is not ending; Sara and Nikki will simply record whenever they’re in the same city. Admittedly it’ll be kind of sporadic, but for now just enjoy this solid madcap ep.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

EPISODE 117: WE HAD A SHOW

This week, the podcast returns to its Brooklyn home for an hour of reflection on the fate of Nikki & Sara Live and the future of Nikki and Sara.  In the closest thing that show will ever get to a reunion special, a good chunk of NSL's staff packs into Sara's apartment to laugh at favorite moments from its run and share stories of sustained disappointment and authentic joy.

Fair warning, the ladies will be taking another podcast break until the new year, so savor this cathartic party of an episode and you’ll hear from them soon.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

EPISODE 116: NEGATE THE COOL

This week, Nikki and Sara “Healthy Teeth” Schaefer praise musical ear muffs and Louis CK motifs before tackling that whole Miley-Sinead situation and debuting the world’s greatest gif.

Nikki and Sara are hosting a night of stand-up at the Gramercy Theatre on November 8th for the New York Comedy Festival. Get yr tix soon.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

EPISODE 115: ROW IF YOU WANT TO

This week, Sara and Nikki are joined by Sara’s comedian, documentarian, vocabularian beau Scott Moran to brainstorm Halloween costumes clever enough for national TV.  After a sobering foray into tragedy and inspiration, the gang lightens up towards the end with talk of drugs, cheese, and other addicting habits.

Nikki and Sara are hosting a night of stand-up at the Gramercy Theatre on November 8th for the New York Comedy Festival. They’ll fill you in on the full lineup soon, but really, what else do you need. Get yr tix here.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

EPISODE 114: LIE LIE LIE

This week, Sara and Nikki briefly return to the format of yore by inviting perennial guest Cory Cavin (Awful DJ comedy, Model Wife) to talk about hangovers and listen about periods. In case you’re somehow still guest-hungry, Nikki & Sara Live production manager/breakout star Brian Hoff drops in to explain the guerrilla campaigns he wages against capitalism that are almost as lucrative as they are absurd. And speaking of guests, make sure you watch this week’s Nikki & Sara Live to see your hosts catch their white whale after years of hunting and dreaming and begging.

Oh, last thing: Nikki and Sara are hosting a night of stand-up at the Gramercy Theatre on November 8th for the New York Comedy Festival. They’ll fill you in on the full lineup soon, but really, what else do you need. Get yr tix here.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

EPISODE 113: HERE’S MY BIG SECRET

This week, Sara and Nikki are back from an unplanned hiatus caused by power-touring and binge-working. To get back into the podcasting spirit, the ladies read your tweets as jumping off points for discussing shame cheese, anger yachts, and gracefully splitting a bill. When you’ve got time, check out Nikki’s favorite podcast for quoting Stuff You Should Know and keep tweeting topic suggestions, the more scandalous the better.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

EPISODE 112: WHERE ARE MY OMELETTES?

This week, after a stumbly start, Sara and Nikki call out the trap of striving to be cool and look ahead to the outlandishly busy coming week. The obvious pinnacle of your humble hosts’ next few days is their opportunity to attend the VMAs with handsome hamsters and every famous person on the face of the planet. Amidst their anticipation, the ladies manage to include a loving Beatles rant, live coverage of a GIFfinated Sara blowin’ up the Internet, and a request for Netflix horror-doc suggestions, the sadder the better.

Hey, you know that special feeling you get on a summer Monday night when you look up at the darkening (NYC-area) sky and listen to the far off cry of a Mister Softee truck and you suddenly just need to be in a Times Square TV studio, laughing, chatting, catching free t-shirts with scores of new friends?  I think I’ve got just what you need.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

EPISODE 111: I’M NOT EVEN JOKING YOU NEED TO STOP SMOKING

This week, Sara and Nikki explore the ways of responsible adults and examine the lies that subway ads tell us about childhood. Nikki then launches an antismoking ambush and puts out a call for either tips or sympathy for her totally flawed bedroom setup.

Speaking of Nikki and Sara, check out this interview they did this week with Splitsider about Nikki & Sara Live. And speaking of Nikki & Sara Live, remember to check that on out every Tuesday night at 11pm/10c on MTV.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

EPISODE 110: VELLUM

This week, Sara and Nikki’s chatter skews darker as they both pick fights with BS weddings and fat-shaming yogis. To alleviate the doom of hungry vultures and faulty guardrails, the ladies share some happy secrets about their TV show and a fun fact about foxes.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

EPISODE 109: SOUP STUFF

This week, Sara and Nikki turn in their most laid-back intro yet and make a compelling case for you and all your friends and lovers to turn on MTV tonight, for at 11pm/10c the packed to the gills season premiere of Nikki & Sara Live will hit the air. After some chatter about meme thievery and fruit, your hosts summarize their sexual milestones and make great strides on their quest to create a shared catchphrase. Prove you don’t have a Backpfeifengesicht and pregame tonight’s premiere by firing up this ep this instant.

You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.