Thursday, July 19, 2018

Breakups, breakthroughs and reality checks. Who says getting older isn’t any fun? NOT US. With the rollercoaster of our 20s behind us, the Girls Gone Real podcast explores the unique challenges, struggles and changes that happen to women in their 30s. It’s one rad ride, so join hosts Jillian and Jessica as they speak to real life women about the real sh*t that starts happening when you hit the big 3-0.

Latest Episodes

Everything Erica

Ep 9: How To Get Ahead Without Being An A**hole

In this episode, Jillian and Jessica chat with Erica Eckman, from We discuss how to start a blog, why it's important to always...
Gina Marotta

Ep 8: Finding Your Genius With Gina Marotta

Before Gina Marotta became Chicago's Genius Guru, she found herself crying in the shower laying in the fetal position. She had ascended the corporate...

Episode 7: Why Are Women So Mean to Each Other? With Tiffany Louise

In today's episode, Jillian and Jessica talk to cognitive behavioral therapist and life coach Tiffany Louise and dissect where all that nasty female hostility comes from.
Girls Gone Real

MINISODE: Jessica and Jillian Do Halloween

On this MINISODE, things get a little spooky as Jessica and Jillian celebrate Halloween, Girls Gone Real style.
Natalie MacNeil

Episode 6: How To Leap From Fear To Faith, With Natalie MacNeil

Natalie MacNeil is nationally known for her brand, She Takes on The World. Her videos, programs and website have been recognized by the likes of Forbes, Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington as one of the top brands for entrepreneurial women. But since this is "Girls Gone Real," Jillian and Jessica wanted to talk about the Natalie most people don't see.
Allie LeFevere

Episode 5: From Body Shame to Body Love, with Allie LeFevere

Allie LeFevere is a self-worth fanatic, speaker, woman's coach and the founder of, a fantastic hip and witty digital hub, providing women sisterhood and support, but in the dopest approach possible. Jillian and Jessica talk to Allie about how she overcame nearly a decade of living with an eating disorder and transcended into a career as a globally recognized beacon of self-worth and self-love.
Girls Gone Real

MINISODE: What is Girls Gone Real?

So what is "Girls Gone Real" REALLY all about? Is it just two 30-something-year-olds chatting about their quirks and blow dry obsessions? Well...sometimes. But "Girls Gone Real" takes a super close look at the unique challenges (and amazing opportunities to grow from them) that life throws at you, from our perspective in our 30s.
Girls Gone Real

Episode 4: How To Be a Real Girl in a Man’s World

What’s it really like to be a real girl in a man’s world? We talk to DJ Megan Taylor, Chicago’s most recognized female DJ, about being a woman in a male-dominated industry.
Girls Gone Real

Episode 3: The Importance of Independence

Jessica and Jillian talk about the importance of being independent, decide on their favorite independent female celebs, and recall their own experiences with finding their independence.
Girls Gone Real

Episode 2: Being Fearless About Your Health

In this episode, Jessica and Jillian talk about the health issues they've encountered after entering their 30s. Jillian surprises Jessica with a hypochondriac game and a "match the illness with the celebrity" challenge.