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Lauren Conrad is ‘Asking for a Friend’ on New Podcast

For fans that can’t get enough of Lauren Conrad’s TV shows, books and fashion line, the reality star is entering a new medium: podcasts. Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend encourages listeners to make life simple through conversations with experts starting May 8.

The Laguna Beach cast member partnered with audio entertainment company Candence13 in releasing the first 12 episode run. The show will give tips on a variety of topics from love, beauty, business, interior design and social media.

“I’m talking to people who live and breathe these things, and I’m getting the most important information out of them,” she told People Wednesday.

Event planning expert Cassie Katz, celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess and makeup artist Amy Nadine are among the show’s guest lineup.

One of the podcast’s themes is finding balance in a social media driven world that strives for perfection, which Conrad says everyone finds relatable.

“We live in a world of Pinterest and over-filtered Instagrams and everything looks perfect. I think people stress themselves out trying to achieve that and they miss out on the important things,” she said.

Conrad said she could use some expert advice herself. She said people are putting too much pressure on themselves to have more.

At 33 years old, Conrad has published nine books and topped The New York Times best-seller list multiple times. She also founded two clothing lines, LC Lauren Conrad and Paper Crown, and co-founded an online lifestyle store called The Little Market. 

“It’s taken me a while to relax and let go a little bit. But I want everyone to get back to the basics, so we can enjoy the rest of our lives,” she said

The ideas for the show’s content come from the fans themselves. Conrad crowd sources on social media to understand what catches the listeners’ interest which is why she called the show Asking for a Friend.

The trailer for the podcast is out now. The first season of Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend will be released weekly on Apple podcast or “wherever podcasts are available,” Conrad wrote on her website Wednesday.             

“I could not be more excited to launch my first podcast with Cadence13 and to start a weekly conversation that I hope will inspire and empower,” said Conrad in a recent statement. “I’m calling the show ‘Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend’ so that I can share the best advice and what I’ve learned—and am still learning—about life with friends and listeners everywhere.”

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