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Dare We Say

English, Social, 1 seasons, 37 episodes, 1 day 4 hours 35 minutes
Join Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual Peña, and Yasmine Hamady – three young actresses, disruptors, and best friends as they navigate the issues that affect their lives; from hookup culture and social media to structural racism and LGBTQ+ rights. Our fearless hosts won’t shy away from diving deep into controversial topics even turning to their elders (aka actors, activists, comedians, experts, politicians, 26 year olds) to try to understand the world their generation was handed. So grab your kombucha, your iced coffee, and your seventeen other beverages because things might get – dare we say – heated. New episodes drop every Thursday.
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Dare We Say Goodbye

See you later, y'all; this is Dare We Say's finale. Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine wrap up the pod with the campiest eulogy, the sweetest memories, and the coolest upcoming projects. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH, DON'T FORGET IT! Thank you for listening ❤️Show NotesJosie TotahAlycia Pascual-PeñaYasmine Hamady
27/04/202346 minutes
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The Great Tragedy of Coachella

Frank Ocean, what are you doing out there in the desert? This week, Josie's busy filming, so Alycia and Yasmine sit down with Dare We Say associate producer Fiona to talk all things Coachella. Then, we get wise during Advice to Our Elders, answering questions from the elderly (anyone over 30) about makeup contouring, party beverages, and whether or not trends have an age limit.
20/04/202338 minutes 34 seconds
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Anjelika Washington

Praise This sweet girl! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine invite their bestie Anjelika Washington to chat about her new movie on Peacock, the different stages of her acting career — from auditioning while driving for Lyft to being booked and busy — living in LA, prioritizing her mental health (even when therapists take vacations), and everything in between.Show NotesWatch Praise This (2023)Anjelika Washington Opens Up on Blackface Incident Involving Stunt Double (Variety)
13/04/202350 minutes 15 seconds
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Drinking with Christian Weissmann

Alcohol is one helluva drug! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine sit down with writer, actor, and daddy Christian Weissmann to talk about alcohol. They discuss their relationships with booze, how people drink differently in different places, their thoughts on sobriety, and how some college nights took some crazy turns. Then, the girls offer their tips for how to deal with a blacked-out friend.Show NotesChristian Weissmann (IG, TikTok)I'm A Man Who Was Sexually Assaulted At 8 Years Old. I Kept It Secret For Years — Until Now. (New piece by Christian in HuffPost)
06/04/202350 minutes 8 seconds
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Alisha Boe

I can think of more than 13 Reasons Why y'all should listen to this one. Alisha Boe joins Josie, Alycia and Yasmine to talk about everything: her acting career — including her latest flick, When You Finish Saving the World — living everywhere from Oslo to Edinburgh to the Valley, being Norwegian and Somali in the entertainment industry, caring for your mental health, and learning pasta recipes from her Italian ex-boyfriend.Show NotesAlisha Boe: Instagram
30/03/202355 minutes 18 seconds
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Kids from Immigrant Families

All in the family, عائلة, y familia! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine gather to discuss their different cultures: Josie and Yasmine as Arab women, and Alycia as an Afro-Latina. The girls bond over feeling at home with their food, learning from one another, and wanting to take down the monster of white supremacy with grace and patience.Show NotesInstitute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU)
23/03/202358 minutes 42 seconds
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Miley's New Album (and More Sh*t You Should Know)

Good thing Miley is buying herself flowers because — love her, but — I don't know if they're coming from us this round! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine discuss the latest on their minds: a conservative governor acting pretty fruity, Jonathan Majors owning Hollywood, Bad Bunny and Kendall and everything in between. Then, the girls dive deep into Miley Cyrus's new album Endless Summer Vacation before ranking their top 6 Miley songs of all time.
16/03/202329 minutes 51 seconds
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Murdaugh, Victoria's Secret, Chris Rock, and more with Austin Crute

¡Hola! Alycia jet-set to Puerto Rico, so Josie and Yasmine asked bestie Austin Crute to address some of the week's hottest topics: Republicans being transphobic AF at CPAC, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Week coming back, the Oscars approaching this weekend (ft. an incredible Jamie Lee Curtis impression), and more.Show NotesHuman Rights Campaign: Extremists at CPAC Laid Bare Hatred at Root of Vile Legislation Targeting Trans PeopleLow Country (HBO Murdaugh Docuseries)ACE NaturalsChamiah Dewey FashionDo The Milan Catwalks Prove That There’s Still A Fetishisation Of Thin In The Fashion Industry? (<a
09/03/202341 minutes 29 seconds
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That's So Gay

These gays, they're trying to murder me! Josie, Alycia and Yasmine get a little fruity this week, talking about their queer journeys, LGBTQ+ representation in Hollywood, and fighting for the gay agenda in a world that loves to hate the alphabet people. Plus, a few of their friends chime in to answer some crucial questions, like: what straight celebrities — besides Natasha Lyonne — should be gay?Show NotesHigh Wycombe woman with cancer chooses party over funeral (BBC)Dwyane Wade’s trans daughter Zaya granted legal name, gender change (Page Six)Britney Spears - Break The Ice (Official HD Video) (YouTube)WE'RE ABOUT TO GET A TEEN ROMCOM STARRING A BLACK TRANS GIRL (<a href="
02/03/202347 minutes 41 seconds
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Bel-Air's Olly Sholotan

NOW, this is a story all about how his life got flipped-turned upside down! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine sit down with Olly Sholotan (Peacock's Bel-Air) to discuss their close friendship, their Family Feud feud, and his reimagining of Carlton Banks, and why the movie Inception wrecked him.Show NotesOlly Sholotan: Instagram, Tiktok, TwitterBel-Air | New Season | Official Trailer | Peacock Original (YouTube)Bel-Air on PeacockSAVED BY THE BELL VS BEL AIR CAST! Steve Harvey Asks The Questions But WHO WILL WIN? Family Feud (YouTube)Spring Sing 2019 - Company: Letter to the Hill (<a href="
23/02/202349 minutes 30 seconds
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Coco Jones

This week is about our IT GIRLS! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine start by addressing the Fenty Bowl (Rihanna's Super Bowl half-time show) before Coco Jones joins for a chat about her career in the music and entertainment industries, from Disney's Let It Shine to her debut EP "What I Didn't Tell You" and her lead role on Bel-Air.Show NotesCoco JonesBel-AirWhat I Didn't Tell You EPLet It Shine
16/02/202342 minutes 39 seconds
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Model Behavior with Alexa Jay

TW: eating disordersSavage x Fenty, you better listen to this one! After a Grammys debrief (was Beyonce snubbed, or did Harry deserve it?), Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine welcome model and icon Alexa Jay to the studio. They talk everything from the painstaking, crucial journey to self love to what it's like being curvy in the fashion industry.Show Notes2023 GRAMMY Nominations: See The Complete Winners & Nominees ListDoja Cat Says She’s 70 Days Vape-Free: ‘Are You Proud of Me?’Alexa Jay on TikTok and InstagramAlexa and Ella's viral TikTok
09/02/20231 hour 1 minute 53 seconds
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No Consent for Success with Austin Crute

Reunited and it feels so good! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine welcome their BFF Austin Crute (altogether, all in the U.S. of A.) to talk about everything on their minds: Paris couture fashion week (Doja Cat, Ziwe, Lisa Rinna, oh my!), Keke Palmer's pregnancy (I'm jealous of that baby), and more.Show NotesTyre Nichols Memorial Fund (GoFundMe)Austin Crute (Instagram, Spotify, TikTok)
02/02/202348 minutes 26 seconds
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The Story of the Idaho Murders

Online sleuths, beware! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine dive deep into the murder of four University of Idaho students with our show mommy (showrunner), Caroline Reston, before discussing the ethical implications of true crime content.Show Notesr/idahomurders
26/01/202345 minutes 6 seconds
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Peyton List

New best friend alert! Peyton List joins Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine to talk about it all: her acting career (from Jessie and Cobra Kai to Diary of a Wimpy Kid), her beauty brand, speaking up about politics during her Disney era, preserving her mental health...the range. She can do it all!Show NotesPley Beauty
19/01/202354 minutes 6 seconds
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Trend Forecasts, Football Problems, and Falling in Love

Is this an episode of the View?! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine start a new segment, Hot Topics, where they each bring stories to the table to discuss. This week: Damar Hamlin, Prince Harry's memoir, North West's TikTok, a bad chef gone viral, and 2023 trend forecasting. Plus, another new segment called Bone to Pick; this episode, Yas rants about pro-life haters.Show NotesStudy reveals footballers more likely to have worse brain health after age of 65Racial Disparities and Player HealthKim Kardashian Is Facing Backlash For A “Weird And Uncomfortable” TikTok Video Of North W
12/01/202355 minutes 19 seconds
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Eat, Pray, Love: UK Edition

Dese gehls ah bloody great, huh mate?! Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine have a major catch up sesh, chatting about their New Year's festivities, the media they've been consuming (from White Lotus to SZA's new album SOS..."Kill Bill" does go off), and the cultural differences between the UK and the US.
05/01/202333 minutes 24 seconds
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Chronically Online with Jon Favreau

Icon and legend Jon Favreau joins Josie and Yasmine for an Offline x Dare We Say crossover episode! After a thorough roast of his age (over 40), they answer questions from Offline's listeners, such as "Do you ever wonder what it'd be like NOT to be a digital native?" and "What emojis are cringe?"Show NotesOffline with Jon Favreau
22/12/202228 minutes 32 seconds
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Holiday Dinner Blues

Josie hates when people cough, Yasmine stops smoking weed, and Alycia spills some tea about ride or die bitches. Plus, the girls discuss the complex relationship between body image and the holidays, reminding you that you are beautiful, you are enough, and nothing will change that (TW: eating disorders).
15/12/202238 minutes 26 seconds
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Heartbreak Feels Good in a Pod Like This

Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine dish on White Lotus, The Menu, Glass Onion, and everything else they've been watching lately. Plus, breakups fucking suck! The girlies discuss how to move forward with your life after heartbreak because of lovers, friends, or family (you might need our sad girl playlist after this one) before getting into a HEATED Ickuation Room about New Year's.Show NotesLet's Rally for Brian's Battle Against Leukemia
08/12/202245 minutes 49 seconds
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Lord Jon Lovett Enters the Chat

Jon Lovett puts on his Gen Z skirt and helps Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine draft the most problematic, chaotic and perfect U.S. government. Like, don't you want Kris Jenner, Olivia Wilde, Christian Walker, and Snooki leading our country? Also in this episode: Alycia's mom thinks her daughter died, and country music is the girlies' guilty pleasure.
01/12/202257 minutes 6 seconds
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It's Giving...Not Our Land

Turkey trotting awayyy from our colonial past. Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine talk to icon and legend Crystal Echo Hawk from IllumiNative about Native American Heritage Month and how we should reframe the way we think about Thanksgiving — and indigenous people all year round. Then, the girlies share their tips and tricks for not starting WWIII at the dinner table.Show NotesIllumiNative on Instagram
17/11/202240 minutes 57 seconds
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A Hard Look in the Black Mirror

Phones! Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine talk about our dependency on our iPhones (boo, green texts) and how we can feel a bit less overwhelmed by them. Then, we're blessed with another Unhinged with Yasmine.Show NotesAre screen devices soothing children or soothing parents?Smartphones revolutionize our lives—but at what cost?Phone withdrawal has physical impact: expertFirst Cellular Phone Call Was Made 45 Years Ago
10/11/202254 minutes 20 seconds
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Midterms on Our Terms

Twitter is dead, Elon Musk is unhinged, and TSwift Era's Tour has initiated a gay frenzy. This week Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine turn the conversation towards the midterms and talk to four activists and politicians who are doing the real work and ask their fellow GenZers to get involved!Show NotesTiffany Dena Loftin + The Debt CollectiveLauren Rankin + Bodies on the LineChi OsséNithya Raman
03/11/202244 minutes 58 seconds
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Rooting for the Anti-Hero

We are fully in our villain era and Josie, Alycia and Yasmine are setting boundaries bbs! Taylor Swift might think it's exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero, but baby we live for them. This week we're taking a cold hard look at "the villain"....are villains just heroes in disguise? Who are the real villains? Is being a villain kind hot? Plus, The Ickuation Room. Today's topic: sexy v. funny costumes.Show NotesWe are doing a GIVEAWAY!! of an exclusive Dare We Say gift box, filled with self-care essentials that'll make you feel like the hot girl you are. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram @darewesay, like the pinned post, and tag two besties by November 10th.Wait a second, are all Disney villains gay? [The Tempest 6/4/20]Is 2022 really the year of the villain? [<a href="https://i-d
27/10/202237 minutes 18 seconds
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Pumpkin Spice and Sad Bitches

Sad Girl Autumn is upon us, and some of us are already crying to TSwift and wishing we had someone to snuggle. Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine get into the szn's loneliness and learn that maybe, making friends and hanging with your loved ones is worth trudging through a foot of snow.Show Notescan i get a tissue? (the official Dare We Say sad girl playlist)What Is Cognitive Dissonance?Cuffing season: are people really coupling up just because it is winter?Winter coating is the latest dating trend for cuffing season
20/10/202236 minutes 51 seconds
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Civically Engaged and Aggressively Hot

November's midterms are coming up, and we've got tips for staying civically engaged AND aggressively hot. Josie, Alycia, and Yasmine get into common questions among Gen Z'ers who are eligible to vote — everything from "why does this matter, the world is ending?" to "what does voter suppression even mean?" — before sharing their top 10 hottest ways to get politically involved ahead of the elections.Show NotesThe Impact of Voter Suppression on Communities of Color [Brennan Center 1/10/22]The Wilderness: Gen-Z Voters in Orange County [10/3/22]Generation Z Doesn’t Remember When America Worked [The Atlantic 8/14/22]How to get Gen Z to t
13/10/202245 minutes
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Slay Queen Yas Period (& other stolen language)

Gen Z slang may sound silly to other demographics, but joke's on them: our BIPOC and queer elders are actually the ones who coined these terms! So, calling it "Gen Z slang" is...misleading. Join us as we talk about the history behind the "urban" in urban dictionary. Then, grab a hot drink and sit down with Alycia as she talks about Black hair during her new segment, Cafecito.Show NotesWhat Is African American Vernacular English (AAVE)?The Language of BallroomBlack English is being misidentified as Gen Z lingo, speakers sayA Twitter Account Is Tracking the Cringiest
06/10/202256 minutes 33 seconds
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Truth or Dare (We Say)

Rihanna is redefining the NFL as the National Fenty League. Plus: missing middle school sleepovers? Us too! Grab your matching pajamas, and get to know Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña, and Yasmine Hamady a little more through a series of icebreaker questions and a classic game of truth or dare. Show NotesTaller Salud (non-profit helping Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona)Fundación Solidaria Del Divino Niño Jesús and Direct Relief (non-profits helping Dominican Republic after storms)Women's Committee NCRI and United4Iran (non-profits helping Iran during Mahsa Amini protests)
29/09/202249 minutes 42 seconds
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F*cked by Hookup Culture

Let's talk about sex, baby! This week, we're answering all the hot 'n' heavy questions about hookup culture. What does it even mean to "hook up"? Why are society's patriarchal values penetrating us in the bedroom? What makes consent sooooo sexy? Plus, we debut a new segment: Unhinged with Yasmine.
22/09/202254 minutes 22 seconds
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Til Death Do Us Post

The Queen my lord is dead, but the online takes live on! Also it was 9/11, also also Alycia came face to face with the Succession cast, it's been a week! Josie, Alycia and Yasmine talk about the fallout of the Queen's death, celebrity death culture, and the nuance of mourning problematic favs. Plus, we celebrate Latin Heritage Month!
15/09/202250 minutes 35 seconds
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How to Give & Receive (Love)

We are worrying darling! The Hunger Games is here and it's taken shape in the form of The Venice Film Festival, and queen Florence Pugh is our victor! Also sort of Chris Pine too?? In the spirit of chaos, Josie, Alycia and Yasmine get vulnerable and dig into how they give and and the challenges of opening up. Plus! Josie debuts a brand new segment: Fashion Church.
08/09/20221 hour 16 seconds
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Church, State and the Elders

This episode is giving VMA Vanguard because we are LEADING! Josie, Alycia and Yasmine dive into the VMA's, Addison Rae's mom dating Yung Gravy, and Yas' confrontation with Ben Shapiro at Podcast Movement. Then, the girls explore the lowkey highkey erosion of church and state and the way religion has manifested throughout their lives. Plus, a new segment: Advice to Our Elders. Our biggest piece of advice? Keep dancing from womb to tomb, girl!
01/09/20221 hour 12 minutes 21 seconds
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Do You Have Pretty Privilege?

What the fuck is pretty privilege and do you have it? Are you hot or just rich? That's what we're asking this week because in world where social media is king and influencing is an aspirational career, the way you physically look has undoubtedly become thee form of currency. But who gets to cash in, and who gets left behind? I guess you'll have to listen to find out! Plus! Another installment of 'The Ickuation Room’, today’s topic for debate: Hookup Playlists…there can only be one: Ick or Yum.Follow us! @darewesaySubscribe! Dare We Say
25/08/202242 minutes 34 seconds
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The Oscar for Best Perform-Activist....

To post or not to post? That is the least for us. This week Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual Peña, and Yasmine Hamady talk about performative activism and how social media has mobilized the activists in all of us for the best and for the worst. Plus introducing, a new segment" 'The Ickuation Room', the epicenter of the most divided political and social discourse of our time. Today's topic for debate: the Zara landing page...there can only be one: Ick or Yum. Follow us on insta! @darewesaySubscribe!
18/08/202245 minutes 2 seconds
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We're Crowning!

Welcome! Come on in to the very first episode of Dare We Say. This week, besties Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual Peña, and Yasmine Hamady are celebrating! Our Leo queens Josie and Yas turn 21 and 24 and the girls reflect on the birthday scaries, the anxieties of getting older and the proper way to birth a brand new baby podcast. Plus, Josie, Alycia and Yasmine give you their Top 10 Ways to Celebrate your Birthday like a Bad Biotch. Stay engaged, stay hot! Follow us!!
11/08/202242 minutes 44 seconds
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Introducing Dare We Say (coming August 11th)

Join Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual Peña, and Yasmine Hamady – three young actresses, disruptors, and best friends as they navigate the issues that affect our lives; from hookup culture and social media to structural racism and LGBTQ+ rights. They won’t shy away from diving deep into controversial topics, even turning to their elders - actors, activists, comedians, experts, politicians, 26 year olds - to try to understand the world their generation was handed. Catch a new episode of Dare We Say every Thursday, wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us!!
26/07/20223 minutes 18 seconds