Welcome to Pretty Basic, a weekly podcast hosted by two, twenty-something year old best friends and digital creators, Alisha Marie & Remi Cruz. Each week they welcome listeners into their daily life for a special helping of the tea you’re not getting from their wildly popular YouTube channels. From fun lighthearted conversations about dating to sharing their tips on how to feel more confident – each week you’ll be left wanting more “content, baby, content.” New episodes every Wednesday!
Here's the Latest Episode from Pretty Basic with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz:
Alisha is back for another solo episode catching everyone up on her dealings with anxiety. From speaking to a psychiatrist and the benefits that brought, to going on medication (and the crazy dreams that come with it), and how she’s learned to overcome. Plus, some exercises that we can all do to help if we’re dealing with similar issues. Also, some behind the scenes on her latest video with LaurDIY!
Alisha is back and the girls continue the conversation from last week on how to navigate tricky situations in friendships and relationships. Plus, Remi’s wild dream has the girls digging into the meaning behind it, Alisha had a few drinks and went on quite an adventure, and Remi had surgery??
Remi is joined this week by her best friend Kaylee as they discuss everything related to friendships and relationships. How lifelong friendships are formed, managing relationships that may have fallen out, and navigating toxic friendships (and when to cut things off). Plus, will the epic Skater Goat video make a triumphant return?
The girls are back with another episode of Pretty Pop Culture. TONS of drama in the TikTok world between Sway and Hype House catches Charli D’Amelio in the middle of it. Plus, what’s the future of TikTok after recent talks it may be banned? Sad news with Glee star Naya Rivera missing, and is Kanye 2020 legit??
Remi opens up about her experience with sexual assault, and the girls discuss possible coping mechanisms and ways to support others who have gone through similar experiences. Then, a light Q&A session: embarrassing moments, awkward first kisses, breakups, and a lot of drama on YouTube.
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The girls get into a deep conversation about all things relationships. From acquaintances and co-workers, to best friends, exes, and friend’s boyfriends. Making the most out of all relationships, do’s and don’ts, where and how to draw boundaries, and knowing when it’s time to cut things off completely.
Quarantine has been rough for all of us but that doesn’t mean the girls haven’t been finding a lot of things they love! From skin care tips and athleisure outfits, to new food concoctions and healthy(?) cocktails, Remi and Alisha are listing off ALL of their favorite things they’ve been discovering/using/doing over the past few months.
Claudia Sulewski is an OG Youtuber and good friend of Remi and Alisha. She opens up on everything from transitioning into acting, to buying a house with her boyfriend Finneas, and so much more. Plus, the girls discuss how the world of content and YouTube have change and how it will all continue to evolve.
A special episode this week as the girls discuss everything around the Black Lives Matter movement, what they’ve learned, and what we can all do to make a positive change! All ad revenue proceeds from this episode will be donated in support of BLM.
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Big week for drama! The girls dive into all the tea around Call Her Daddy, how business and money can really stake a divide in relationships, and talk about how much really goes on behind the scenes of a podcast. Plus, drama with Lana Del Rey, Hillary Duff, Khloe Kardashian, and is it time to cancel cancel culture? Remi and her boyfriend get into their biggest fight ever… and HOW MUCH did she pay for a psychic reading!?!
Alisha opens up in a heart-to-heart episode about some of the struggles she’s been going through during quarantine, and why sometimes it’s not all glitz and glam in the life of “Alisha Marie”. Anxiety, depression, negative thoughts, and all the ways it can really impact your life – she’s felt it, and shares her experiences in overcoming it. If you’ve felt any of this, especially over the last few months, you’re not alone!
The girls are back together and catching up over some Pretty Basic Pop Culture: Elon Musk and Grimes’ bizarre baby name, and drama involving Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo! Plus, they go into the full backstory of how they became friends (hint: plenty of Tito’s was involved) and dive into some ridiculous moments in an epic night in Vegas.
Remi opens up about her recent feelings of stress and anxiety since quarantine started and talks through the ways she's been able to manage and overcome them. Plus, a hilarious story about trying to get over a f***boi, Zayn and Gigi are having a baby sending all the One Direction stans into a frenzy, and Remi answers a bunch of questions on fitness, friendships, relationships, and a lot more. What's it like living with your boyfriend during a quarantine, and the real story behind what she thought of Cal when they first matched!
The girls are really missing each other and get into a game of Never Have I Ever (Quarantine Edition) to find out what they’ve really been up to. Then, a new game of Pretty Pop Culture diving into stories like David Dobrik’s latest vlog and Travis Scott’s Fortnite concert. Plus, with so many of you asking about starting a business during quarantine, the girls dish out their tips and advice to get you off the ground!
It’s been a minute so the girls are doing a fun Q&A answering all of your questions. Topics like public relationships, manifesting dreams and goals, bonding moments with your best friend, weird music we all secretly listen to (everyone has their guilty pleasure), how they’re staying healthy and snacking during quarantine, and many more!
As quarantine continues Alisha has turned into an accidental chef and Remi’s boyfriend (like most guys) can’t understand why she’s crying. The girls go through the ways our habits may change after this, and how some things they thought were necessities maybe aren’t? Plus, Alisha’s hilarious story of a guy she made out with one night and the after effects. And, she shoots her shot with some hot athletes and celebs and one responded in her DMs???
Dating during a quarantine isn't exactly easy but that's why we have quaranflings! The girls dive into everything about having a fling right now, and the struggles of using dating apps vs. meeting in real life, especially in LA. Why does it always seem like guys will hit you up again when you start seeing someone? Speaking of, Bumble Boy makes his way back onto the show, and Remi gives the full story on their relationship. Plus, Alisha does some crafts at home which ends up turning into a hilarious prank on a roommate.
The girls go deep on dealing with all kinds of breakups, how celebrities deal with their public relationships, and quarantine has gotten Remi to discover she's really into wine. In celebrity news, they spill all the tea on the Kimye and T.Swift drama, and Chrissy Teigen and Chris Klemens team up to make content that is restoring all our sanity. Plus, shows you need to be watching, and Alisha's Salsa Fiasco of Quarantine 2020.
Being quarantined at home can really be challenging, it’s important we take care of ourselves now more than ever! The girls discuss how they’re dealing with it, give tips on being how to remain productive, and talk through how we can all stay positive during this whole situation. Plus, Remi officially moves into her new home while Alisha has turned hers into a sorority house!
Remi and her boyfriend Cal go through the dating question gauntlet! Along with TK, they discuss the excitement (and also the growing pains) of going through the early stages of a relationship, getting over differences and dealing with fights, and what they’ve learned from each other. Plus, white lies they’ve told, each other’s pet peeves, and Cal dishes on what it’s really like to date Remi.
This week, Alisha and Remi get into the hardships you run into in your 20’s. They cover issues like the stresses of moving, the daunting task of having to find your own health insurance and doctors, having to pay bills, relationship issues, and so much more.
On this week’s episode, Alisha and Remi share a couple of their unpopular opinions, Alisha talks about a pregnancy dream that had her shook, Remi fills us in about her house hunt, plus the girls FINALLY reveal what brought them on that famous New Zealand trip! All that and more!
Remi is back! The girls cover Remi’s trip to Tulum, Alisha’s new found TikTok obsession, how they spent their Valentine’s Days, their recent Sunday fun-day, and more!
With Remi out of town for the week, Alisha is joined in studio by the one and only Taylor King! TK interviews Alisha, and they talk about how they came to work together, the ins and outs of the YouTube business, which celebrities and influencers have peaked, and more.
In this week’s episode, the ladies cover Remi’s birthday plans, Alisha’s gas station catastrophe, Taylor Swift’s documentary, tips for young entrepreneurs trying to gain momentum, and much more.
The girls are back for season two of Pretty Basic! To kick things off, Alisha and Remi introduce a new show segment, then they talk about what they’ve been up to on their time off, a wild trip to Ohio, and much more!
This is the last episode of season 1 of Pretty Basic! The ladies introduce their final game of the year (spoiler: it's a year's worth of bloopers), they check in on their resolutions for 2019, and they look to the new year and their resolutions for 2020.
Alisha and Remi have had a jam-packed week. They went to the "Frozen" and "Charlie's Angeles" premieres, and the "People's Choice Awards." They recap how insane everything has been, and spill all the tea. Then they open their phones and take a look back over the past year of their lives.
Season One of Pretty Basic is ending, so the girls will be releasing episodes every other week through the end of the year. They have an exciting rapid-fire game where they have to say the first thing that comes to mind when they're given a word. And finally, they touch on topics they've covered throughout their first season.
The girls skip their game today and get into a serious discussion about anxiety and how to function with it. Remi had her first ever panic attack, and Alisha discusses her background with anxiety and how she dealt with it.
It’s officially Remi and Alisha’s one year anniversary of Pretty Basic! Remi finds a “one year anniversary” quiz and puts Alisha to the test. Then, they get into Selena Gomez’s new music and how hard it can be to get over someone.
The girls get nostalgic because they're one year into doing the podcast, if you can believe it. The girls record in the original studio where they started it all. They kick it off with a game, and then discuss growth and how much things have changed in a year.
Alisha and Remi play a game where they figure out different celebrity brands! How would they describe Jeffree Star, Billie Eilish, and others? Then, the girls talk about the importance of building and maintaining healthy relationships in dating, friendships, and more.
Alisha and Remi catch you up on their incredible trip to Japan, and they also try to impress each other with a “speed dating” game. Then they get into their realizations from the past year; including taking more risks, how their body image ideas changed, and why Remi might have made her relationship too hard in the beginning.
Alisha and Remi do another Q&A session to answer more of your pressing questions! What was the biggest milestone in their friendship? The girls also pop off on the importance of wearing what's comfortable to you, AND you'll get a tease to a future episode about Remi's life in a sorority!
The girls play a game of questions so you can get to know them better. Then, they share with you their complete, in-depth list of their favorite products. Don't miss it!
The girls play a game of “highs and lows.” Has Alisha finally achieved balance? And why was this past weekend the best of Remi’s life? Plus, they get into five qualities about each other that they truly admire.
Before their game, Remi and Alisha talk about Rem’s love of dehydrated strawberries and their recent trip to Greece. Then they play a “game of firsts, including their first red carpet experience, their first kiss, and the first rumor they heard about themselves.
Alisha and Remi talk about their dating dealbreakers, especially when it comes to dating apps. Is it okay to overuse emojis? What about correct grammar? Plus - are gym selfies a turn-on or a turn-off for the girls? They'll answer all these questions and more! And here's the link to the website the girls mention in the show: https://bit.ly/2u84ivB.
The girls go over their enneagram tests and what that means for their personalities. How does it help them in their everyday lives? And which type are you? You're about to find out! Here's the link from this episode that the girls talk about, too. https://bit.ly/2xEWljI
We flip the switch this week and ask Alisha "Vogue's" 73 questions. But before we can get to it, the girls play a game about fashion trends. Then we find out ALL about Alisha... including what her star sign is, who's her hero, and what does she do to get her mind off of work?
"Vogue" 73 questions, anyone? Alisha takes the reins and asks Remi 73 questions. What is her her favorite holiday, what angers her the most, and what makes her laugh more than anything else? Plus so many more answers to the questions you're dying to know!
It’s been a week since they’ve seen each other, so they have a lot to catch up on! Alisha and Remi play a game of “Five Last ____“, then they talk about some BIG news in Remi’s life, Alisha’s trip to Illinois, their current favorites, and more.
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In this episode of Pretty Basic, the girls start off with a game of Highs and Lows, recapping their high points and low points of the past week. Then, they take your questions from Twitter and Instagram, like how they got their nicknames we know and love, what to do if a friendship isn’t working out, if life as a YouTuber has changed them, and more!
Alisha and Remi give their unpopular opinions, including Alisha's dislike of Thanksgiving food, and Remi really doesn't like cheese. Then they look back over their New Year's resolutions and dive into whether or not they've stuck with them.
The girls take a Buzzfeed "Which YouTube Beauty Guru Are You?" quiz! Which YouTubers will they be? Then they go deep with the legit struggles we all go through in our 20s, and how to handle them.
The girls are fresh from their vacation in Anguilla, and are ready to spill all the tea. Then, they take a trip down memory lane and revisit past episodes of the podcast. Where were they in their lives when the episodes were recorded, and what have they learned since then?
In honor of Pretty Basic's new verified Twitter account, the girls answer your most pressing tweets. What do they miss most from before they were famous? What are their absolute worst habits? And what was the moment they realized they were both doing what they loved?
The girls answer some questions, like what expression did they overuse in high school? What's the weirdest thing they've ever eaten? And what's rocking their world this month? Then they get into body image and how confidence is always the sexiest attribute anyone can have.
The girls play another "getting to know you" game! What was their most embarrassing teenage moment? Which cartoon character did they have a crush on? And if they were to get a tattoo, what would it be? Plus, Alisha gets to the hard truths of becoming an adult, what it takes to grow, and moving on from relationships. And here's the sermon Alisha mentioned in the episode: https://youtu.be/TRQxZmfvurI
Alisha and Remi put each other to the test with an honesty quiz! If they were plastic surgeons, what would they change about each other? What are their biggest personality flaws? And what was the most illegal thing they've ever done? Plus, hear all about Remi's crazy weekend filled with ghosts and boys in New Orleans!
The girls reflect on their friendship, and play an entire friendship-based game! What's their funniest story together? What are some of the hardest moments they've been through? And what was their biggest fight? Will the girls' answers match? Stay tuned to find out!
The girls play a game where their close friends list facts about them, but the girls are just now reading them for the first time! Then, make sure to stick around for the main course... DID Alisha spy on Remi during Remi's date? And is Remi right to be mad about it?
Which of Alisha and Remi is more likely to... hold a grudge? Get canceled? Drop $5,000 on a celebrity dating coach? You'll find out when the girls kick off the episode with a game. Also, the girls catch you up on their trip to New York for the YouTube Creator Summit, and they'll tell you about their fun weekend in Ohio!
It's an episode of firsts! Alisha and Remi discuss their first pets, first concerts, first brand deals, first crushes... and even their first jobs! Plus, listen closely for a special guest appearance by Remi's adorable pup, Daisy!
Get an inside look into Pretty Basic Live with their show from Tempe, Arizona! They spilled all the tea... live... so prepare to laugh, cry, and have fun. It's almost as good as being there.
The girls are fresh off their four-city mini-tour! They'll give you all the tea on how it went, and they'll also catch you up on weekend two of Coachella. Plus, Alisha and Remi get emotional talking about work-life balance and personal relationships.
The girls come up with a game on the fly - what are their biggest pet peeves? They also catch you up on what happened during the first week of Coachella. What were their favorite outifts? Who was the best musical performance? And the girls get emotional when they reflect on last year's Coachella.
Alisha and Remi kick-off the show by playing "The Secret Game"... and Remi admits to something she was going to take to her grave. Alisha says she might be talking to a guy. Plus, they talked about their favorites last week, and now they'll get into their "worsts." Worst celebrity encounters, worst times they've been hit on, and so much more!
Alisha and Remi get into their favorites! What YouTubers are they into right now? What about their favorite music? And their makeup and beauty recs? They're about to tell you!
It's time for a Q&A sesh! What happens when the girls get into arguments? If they hadn't met, where would they be now? And if they were a drink, what drink would they be? Stay tuned... you're about to find out!
Are Alisha and Remi comfortable running into fans in public? Just how hard is it to unplug when you're a social media influencer? We also discover just how close the girls are when they tell a story about a possible intruder in Alisha's house.
What happened during Alisha and Remi's first live show at SXSW? The girls also clear up some common misconceptions about L.A., and Remi talks about one of the most devastating events of her life. Get ready for all the feels.
ThirsTEA? Remi and Alisha tell stories about each other at their most savage. And make sure to stay tuned for Remi's story about kicking her good friend's boyfriend off her rooftop.
Alisha flusters Remi by playing by "eff, marry, kill" with some of Remi's favorite celebrities. They also discuss their recent trip to New York, flirting with guys at the bar, and Alisha exposes Remi's crush.
You asked, Alisha and Remi answered! We're taking all your questions, including: what are the girls' favorite qualities about each other, what would they be doing if they weren't on YouTube, and do they regret not finishing college?
Alisha and Remi get into their favorite and least favorite qualities about themselves, what craziness went down at Remchella, and the return of Bumble Boy! Also, Alisha and Remi make a pact... will they marry each other someday?
The girls play more games! What were their stupidest purchases ever? And what were their dumbest injuries? Also, they go deep into "Remchella"… a nonstop celebration of Remi’s birthday. And they give you a secret tip on rejecting a guy that you’re not into.
The girls play games where they reveal juicy secrets about each other, guess each other's type of guy, and have their first fight?
Alisha takes the mic and opens up about what happened in her four-year relationship. She and Remi also take a deep-dive into the meaning of their friendships, losing your virginity, and heartbreak.
Hello, Pretty Basics! Alisha and Remi are feeling better than ever, and it's all thanks to the Kardashian's nutritionist! The girls go into their wellness journey, and putting yourself first in 2019.
Alisha and Remi have high hopes for the new year! Today they talk about their New Year's trip to Hawaii, their Top Five artists to see at Coachella this year, and being late bloomers.
The girls answer listener questions about how influencer-branded trips work, including a story about how Remi almost DIED in Bora Bora. Get ready because the tea is piping hot and ready to be spilled.
Happy New Year! What are Alisha and Remi's New Year's resolutions for 2019? They both wrote them down and are ready to surprise each other... and you.
2018 was a trying time for everyone, especially Alisha and Remi. The girls recap all their extreme highs and lows - so get your tissues ready!
Welcome back, Pretty Basic listeners! Today, Alisha and Remi give us an inside look into a recent social experiment Remi did... and they may even go on a double date?
Today’s episode Remi interviews Alisha about her youtube burnout and what lead her to take a 2 month hiatus from posting youtube videos. Alisha opens up in a way she never has about her burnout before and gives us insight to her life during that time. This isn’t the first time a creator has felt burnout from what can be a very toxic career. It’s a great reminder that what you see online isn’t always the full story.rebenewyork.com/prettybasic
In today’s episode Alisha and Remi give us a crazy insight to the people they work with on their teams that help them be full time social media influencers. From management to agents, this episode is super insightful to anyone interested in the business.
In this episode, Alisha interviews Remi all about her weight loss journey. Remi shares her current and past struggles with the situation, and opens up about not always having the answers to all the questions being asked.
Remi and Alisha recap their trip to New Zealand and open up about their individual insecurities. Remi talks about her first heartbreak and Alisha shares her fear of missing out on something real. This episode is sponsored by ReBe New York, you can check them out at rebenewyork.com/prettybasic.
In today’s episode Alisha spills all the tea about Youtube collabs shes done. Prepare to be shook cause everything is not always as perfect as it seems. Oh, and Remi tells us an embarrassing update about turtle dude.
Remi tells us about her date the other night, and Alisha tells us about how she was going to crash it. The two also talk about how viewers sometimes have no idea what goes on behind the tweets and Instagram stories.
In today's episode, Alisha and Remi talk about the many struggles of being a YouTuber. One struggle in particular is the challenge of meeting new people, which leads Remi to tell us about one of the worst experiences she's had.
Episode one of Pretty Basic serves as an introduction to Alisha and Remi, their friendship and of course what listeners can expect from their new podcast. During this episode the ladies dive into how they met and their first impressions of each other, share some hidden traits on each other and provide background on the inception of Pretty Basic.
Join Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz on Wednesday, October 24th for the premiere episode of their brand new podcast, Pretty Basic!