Girls Next Level

Girls Next Level

By Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt & Audioboom

Take a trip back to the early 2000's with Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, the stars of the E! network's iconic reality show The Girls Next Door. Each week, the girls take you inside the gates of the Playboy Mansion and behind the scenes of the hit show to break down what was real and what was fake. From the wild parties, the backstabbing drama, lifelong friendships and complicated relationships . . . it's here every Monday with a brand new episode of Girls Next Level.

Episodes

S2 Ep20: The Drama Surrounding Playmate of the Year with Special Guest Kara Monaco!

Join Holly and Bridget as they talk all things Playmate of the Year with the 2006 winner, Kara Monaco. Holly confesses to kicking someone out of their party tent, they talk which celebrities would cold call Playmates in the mansion guest house and give a history of the best Playmate of the year prizes. Kara spills her behind the scenes stories from working as a princess in Walt Disney World, how she won "America's Hottest Bartender," and what her former Disney co-workers thought of her posing for Playboy. The girls get into just how fierce the competition was between Playmates for the coveted annual title, drama on the job at Playmate promotions, the differing loyalties at the mansion and a few Playmate bullies. Kara details how the Playmates were eventually evicted from the bunny house and what she's up to now. Watch The Playboy Murders Season 2 on Investigation Discovery and stream on Max! For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Check out our merch at https://www.girlsnextlevel.shop Go to https://www.quince.com/nextlevel for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. As a special offer for our listeners, new customers get $5 off a Lume starter pack with code NEXTLEVEL at https://www.lumedeoderant.com Download the Draft Kings Casino app NOW and use code NEXTLEVEL.
22/01/24·1h 1m

S2 Ep19: Scene Stealing and Wedding Drama: "Sleepwear Optional" Part 2!

On today's episode, the girls explore the themes of female friendship, loneliness and feeling isolated in friend groups. Holly and Bridget dive back into The Girls Next Door Season 2 Episode 7 "Sleepwear Optional," talk about Kendra splintering off from the group in Season 2, diamond necklace horcruxes and what adult women got up to at an all-girl slumber party. They reminisce on swag bags in the 2000's, prank calling the butlers and how the neighbors felt about Hef's parties. As Kara Monaco gets crowned Playmate of the Year, the girls talk about which events they cried at, being banned from a girlfriend's wedding and Holly recounts the frustrating way friendships always felt out of reach for her. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Check out our merch at https://girlsnextlevel.shop Right now, Modern Fertility is offering our listeners $20 off the test when you go to https://www.modernfertility.com/nextlevel Discover your inner detective when you download June's Journey for free today on iOS and Android. Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/NEXTLEVEL today to get 10% off your first month.
15/01/24·1h 9m

S2 Ep18: The Jealousy Episode: "Sleepwear Optional" Part 1

In this episode Holly and Bridget jump into the topic of jealousy; how it farmed resentment back in the day, how it affects their lives now and who they've been jealous of lately. They also get into women supporting women, both on camera and off; having a "backup plan" in relationships and group dynamics and triangulation. Reacting to The Girls Next Door season 2 Episode 7 "Sleepwear Optional," they confess which scenes make them cringe watching back, "redecorating" the mansion bedrooms and Marauder's Maps, losing people in the mansion and more! For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Check out our merch at https://www.girlsnextlevel.shop Discover your inner detective when you download June's Journey for free today on iOS and Android. Right now, Mindbloom is offering our listeners $100 off your first six-session program when you sign up at https://www.mindbloom.com/nextlevel and use promo code nextlevel. Get 30% off your first order, plus free shipping today at https://www.microdose.com, promo code nextlevel. 
08/01/24·1h 5m

S2 Ep17: BONUS Patreon UNLOCK: Growing Up at the Mansion with Katie Manzella

Today we are joined by a very special guest, Katie Manzella, who spent some of her childhood at the mansion. Her mother was Playmate Sondra Theodore, Hef's girlfriend for the latter half of the 70's. Katie talks what it was like being at the mansion as a child, partying there when she got older, her relationship with her mom over the years, how she balances the memories she has with the truth of her mother's experience and much more in this emotional and healing conversation.  For the full version of our interview with Katie, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Shop our merch at https://www.girlsnextlevel.shop
05/01/24·36m 34s

S2 Ep16: Bonus Episode: The REAL Girl Next Door with Special Guest Jade Iovine

Join us for a fun catch up session with the host of the Live From Bed podcast, Jade Iovine, who grew up right across the street from the Playboy mansion. We get her perspective as a kid who regularly went to the Easter and 4th of July parties and as a teenage fan of The Girls Next Door. Jade talks about having a mom who posed for Playboy, borrowing our Halloween costumes and who she was friends with at the mansion. We talk meeting Taylor Swift, the confusion that was our Season 5 exits, which house in our neighborhood was the most mysterious and more! You can find more Jade at the Live From Bed podcast  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-bed-with-jade-iovine/id1546892640 For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Get our merch here: https://www.girlsnextlevel.shop
02/01/24·50m 36s

S2 Ep15: Blowing Eggs and Biological Clocks: "Heavy Petting" Part 2!

We're getting emo on Easter as Holly and Bridget cover the second half of The Girls Next Door Season 2 Episode 6 Heavy Petting. Holly goes deep into why the holiday made her moody and the girls get vulnerable about where they were at mentally and emotionally during the spring of 2006. They talk biological clocks, scene stealing, "pick me girls" in the 2000's and Winnie going "dogatonic." Holly talks which scene she felt was the most real for her so far, Bridget talks about who she saw getting down at the Easter party and the girls explain the weirdest picture on the internet. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Check out our merch at https://www.girlsnextlevel.shop Visit https://www.article.com/NEXTLEVEL to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. To learn more about microdosing, go to https://www.microdose.com and use code NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order. Go to https://www.quince.com/nextlevel for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns.
18/12/23·1h 4m

S2 Ep14: Justice for the Dog Birthday Party! "Heavy Petting" Part 1!

It's springtime 2006 at the mansion and the girls are talking all things motherhood, baby animals, and one of the most unlikely events to become controversial on the Girls Next Door world. Why do so many people in the GND universe hate on the dog birthday party so much? Holly and Bridget dive into why that might be and how the event even came to be in the first place. The girls talk about how pet ownership has changed over the years, dog cloning and the resentment that was starting to brew between the three cast members. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Check out our merch at https://www.girlsnextlevel.shop Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/nextlevel today to get 10% off your first month. Get 15% off your first order by going to https://www.blueland.com/nextlevel Head to https://www.factorneals.com/gnl50 and use code gnl50 to get 50% off. To learn more about microdosing THC go to https://www.microdose.com and use code NEXTLEVEL  to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
11/12/23·1h 7m

S2 Ep13: Kendra's Brother Speaks Out! with Special Guest Colin Wilkinson

Catch up with Colin Wilkinson in this very special episode. Bridget and Holly ask Colin what it was like to be an 18 year old guy who got to party at the Playboy mansion, what the other kids at school thought, what the haters would tease him about and what it was like having the show film at his house. They jump into how his grandfather felt about Kendra's situation, Colin's experience filming for Kendra's spin-off series and which plot lines were faked for the show. Colin covers partying at the mansion post Girls Next Door, Kendra's wedding deets and where he stands with his sister now. The girls ask him whether or not Kendra's mom was ever really going to write a tell-all, how fake drama turns into real drama, Family Boot Camp and who wanted to fight him at the 4th of July party. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Grab our latest merch at https://www.girlsnextlevel.shop Can you crack the case? Download June's Journey for free today on iOS and Android Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/nextlevel today to get 10% off your first month. Get 15% off a Skylight Frame at https://www.SkylightFrame.com/LEVEL
04/12/23·1h 12m

S2 Ep12: The Cringiest Scene Ever: "San Diego or Busts," Part 2!

In this episode, Holly and Bridget recap their Thanksgiving and the body issues that arose with it. They dive back into The Girls Next Door Season 2 Episode 5 "San Diego or Busts" and what Holly feels is the cringiest scene in the entire series. The uncomfortable age gap between Hef and his girls is called into question during this episode as we see prom pictures, Hef's grandfather peers, and a little too much attention placed on some childhood videos. They talk justifying the age gap to themselves and the brainwashing people will do in order to make excuses for it. The girls discuss the different ways they feel about these scenes, what exactly a "gentleman" is and a teary-eyed farewell. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go to https://www.skylightframe.com/LEVEL Get 20% off when you go to https://www.liquidiv.com and use code NEXT LEVEL at checkout This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. give online therapy a try at https://www.betterhelp.com/nextlevel and get on your way to being your best self.
27/11/23·1h 7m

S2 Ep11: Going Down . . . to San Diego: "San Diego or Busts" Part 1!

Take a trip down to San Diego with Holly and Bridget for the second of the Girls Next Door hometown visits. They talk tearing yourself apart before others can, nightmare friend rotations, whether or not the were welcomed back to the mansion after they moved out and who took off their underwear on the red carpet. The trip down south brings up memories of uncomfortable age gaps, perv-y comments and why thy felt this episode was a little more "produced" than the others. They discuss why Hef went to one hometown and not the other, how their childhoods were rewritten for the show and the challenges of trying to remain positive.  For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel To take advantage of their best sale of the year, go to https://www.blueland.com/nextlevel Head to https://www.factormeals.com/gnl50 and use gode GNL50 to get 50% off. Go to https://www.quince.com/nextlevel for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. Get 15% off OneSkin with the code NEXTLEVEL at https://www.oneskin.co/ 
20/11/23·1h 10m

S2 Ep10: Breaking Down on Camera: "Mutiny on the Booty," Part 2!

In this extra long episode, Holly and Bridget get into what pushed them over the edge and led each of them to break down and cry on camera. They dive deep on the camaraderie (or lack thereof) amongst the three cast members, working with Studio boss Marilyn Grabowski, wigs, striving to live up to a beauty ideal and how they were erased from Playboy history.  For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnext level Control body odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeoderant and get $5 off your Starter Pack (that's over 40% off) with promo code NEXTLEVEL at https://www.lumedeoderant.com True Classic is giving our listeners a special Black Friday deal all November long - up to 60% off sitewide at https://www.trueclassictees.com/NEXTLEVEL Get 30% off your first box - PLUS free croissants in every box - when you go to https://www.wildgrain.com/nextlevel To learn more about microdosing THC go to https://www.microdose.com and use code NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
13/11/23·1h 28m

S2 Ep9: Threesomes in a Vibrating Bed: "Mutiny on the Booty," Part 1

This week, Holly and Bridget tackle their second nude pictorial . . . what they loved about it and the challenging group dynamics involved. They talk bondage, posing for pin-up artist Olivia, vibrating beds, Whoopi Goldberg's rancid wine bottle, and their first cell phones.  On top of the fun of the photo shoots, the girls get into being made to feel not good enough, walking on eggshells and the time it took to maintain the beauty standard. We find out what made Hef mad about the shoot, what his and Holly's first improvisational scene was like and why Holly was accused of retouching a centerfold.  For more content, visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Get 15% off OneSkin with the code NEXTLEVEL at https://www.oneskin.com/  Discover your inner detective when you download June's Journey for free today on iOS and Android. Visit https://www.Article.com/NEXTLEVEL for $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more.
06/11/23·1h 2m

S2 Ep8: Marston Hefner Part 2!

In the second half of this in-depth conversation with Hugh Hefner’s son Marston, Holly and Bridget get into what Marston and his friends at school thought of The Girls Next Door, how he felt having his dad on TV and what happened at the mansion after Holly and Bridget left. The girls ask him about Hef’s final days and what it was like dating as a teenager with a famous last name. Marston speaks on spending a Ferrari’s worth of money on therapy, personal growth and moving from toxicity to positivity in relationships. Finally, the trio talk to him about being one of the most successful creators on OnlyFans, the weirdest requests Marston has ever received, the Playboy auction, what’s going on at the mansion now and their favorite mansion memories.  For more on Marston, check out https://marstonhefner.com For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier at Costco or you can get 20% off when you go to https://www.liquidiv.com and use code NEXTLEVEL at checkout. Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/NEXTLEVEL today to get 10% off your first month
30/10/23·1h 9m

S2 Ep7: Growing Up Hefner with Marston Hefner

In this very special episode, we are joined by Hef's son, Marston Hefner. We catch up and get to know Marston better, finding out what it was like growing up in one of the world's most famous mansions, if he snuck into parties, what he thinks of Holly's book, highs and lows with the mansion staff, what he thought of his dad's girlfriends, and what his friends at school thought of the show. We talk the pressures he felt growing up, what it was like having an unconventional dad, and reminisce about some of our favorite times.  For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel For more on Marston, check out https://www.marstonhefner.com For a limited time, you can get $30 off the first box - PLUS free croissants in every box when youo go to https://www.wildgrain.com/nextlevel to start your subscription Go to https://www.prose.com/nextlevel for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off. Go to https://www.blueland.com/nextlevel to get 15% off
23/10/23·1h 7m

S2 Ep6: Infantilization Nation: "Career Dazed" Part 2!

How infanitilized were the women of the mansion and how much were they infantilizing themselves? Join Holly and Bridget as they get into not being allowed to work, how each girl was childlike in her own way, how they infantilized themselves and how they were being held back by others.  In this episode, the girls talk career goals, merchandizing the show, manifesting and feeling embarrassed to admit to your goals. They recap what it was like designing a jewelry line, shooting their first print ad, the intended drama for this episode and the show doing the guest stars dirty. Holly and Bridget talk about using the world "girl" vs. "woman," sexy pirates, who was acting pervy in this episode and an eerie memory lapse. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel  To learn more about microdosing THC, go to https://www.microdose.com and use code NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Discover your inner detective when you download June's Journey for free today on i0S and Android Get affordable luxury with Quince! Go to https://www.quince.com/nextlevel for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns.
16/10/23·1h 14m

S2 Ep5: The Slow Burn of Fame: "Career Dazed" Part 1!

Join Holly and Bridget as they talk all about what it was like becoming infamous in the early 2000's, shooting their first movie, cars, why Holly thinks she's such a bitch in this episode, who was the only one allowed to do high paying club appearances, their back-in-the-day career goals, and an autism diagnosis. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Get your first visit for only five dollars at https://www.apostrophe.com/nextlevel when you use our code NEXTLEVEL  Manage your money the easy way by going to https://www.rocketmoney.com/nextlevel
09/10/23·55m 23s

S2 Ep4: The Craziest Party Ever: "80 is the new 40" Part 2!

This week, Holly and Bridget drop all the details of what they agree was the craziest party at the mansion while discussing the importance of personal boundaries and how holding them can sometimes backfire in your face. The girls talk being labeled a "bitch," corsetry, being self conscious of their bodies, the Playmate finder's fee, celebrity worship, mirroring, Paris Hilton's viral birthday serenade, who Donald Trump "hired," Ed Hardy, The Playboy Murders, the lack of diversity at the parties, performances at the mansion and . . . whatever happened to the giant cake? For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel 
02/10/23·59m 54s

S2 Ep3: Giant Muffs and MySpace Passwords "80 is the New 40" Part 1!

Join Holly and Bridget as they take us back to the Playmate reunion of 2006 featuring the women of the 1970's . . . what can they relate to? Were there 70's "mean girls?" What was it like seeing these women return to the mansion? The girls get into what production spent money on, slobbing on knobs, a human centipede, breaking the 4th wall, breast implants, the clown playmate and pubic hair trends.  For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://www.betterhelp.com/nextlevel today to get 10% off your first month. Try BlueChew FREE when you use our promo code GNL at checkout - just pay $5 shipping. https://www.bluechew.com 
25/09/23·1h 2m

S2 Ep2: Ep. 54: Food Shaming in Our Highest Rated Episode: "Here's Looking at You, Hef!" Part 2

Holly and Bridget catch us up on what they've been up to over the summer, talk Marilyn Monroe's house, the LA hurricane/earthquake combo, Hef's hearing loss, more naked scenes and Casablanca Night. The girls get into other books written about the mansion, fake scenes, house hunting, how possessive we really were, the food shaming on the show and the pressures that went along with it. Join the girls and they go over everything The Girls Next Door Season 2, Episode 1, "Here's Looking at You, Hef!" For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Manage your money the easy way by going to https://www.rocketmoney.com/nextlevel To learn more about microdosing THC go to https://www.microdose.com and use code NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Try BlueChew FREE when you use promo code GNL at checkout - just pay $5 shipping. Visit https://www.bluechew.com for more details and important safety information.
18/09/23·1h 7m

S2 Ep1: We're Back! Stripping Down Season 2 "Here's Looking at You, Hef!" Part 1

Holly and Bridget welcome listeners back for Season 2 to break down the highest rated episode of The Girls Next Door, "Here's Looking at You, Hef!" In this episode, our bodies are on the table in every way from nudity to body shaming. Join the girls as they discuss phantom cultural clichés, Bridget's burlesque performance, the Pussycat Dolls, Three 6 Mafia, who the producers were buying time for, whose nudes were used in the magazine against their wishes, the most disgusting thing on the show, the Alligator Man, undressing in front of the camera and stripping in front of family.  Go to https://www.quince.com/NEXTLEVEL for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns.
11/09/23·55m 52s

S1 Ep52: Ep. 52: Our Burning Questions! Producer Jen is back!

The Girls Next Door producer Jen Colbert is back for round two, where she answers all our burning questions about Season 1! We discuss some listener questions, revealing camera angles, Barbi Benton, Sunset Tan, getting booted from the salon and underage drinking on the show. Holly and Bridget find out why Jen didn't return for Season 2, and get into what they were up to in between seasons. We get into Queen Mary drama, Bethenny's reality reckoning, and which celebrities were nice to us.  For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Go to https://www.greenchef.com/60nextlevel to get 60% off plus free shipping! Manage your money the easy way with https://www.RocketMoney.com/nextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/23·1h 5m

S1 Ep51: Ep. 51: A Producer Tells All! (featuring special guest Jen Colbert)

This week, we finally get some answers! We are joined by a special guest, producer Jen Colbert who worked on the first eight episodes of The Girls Next Door Season 1, and she's dishing all the behind-the-scenes dirt! Jen gets into what she thought the girls were going to be like, her weirdest boss, nudity on camera, who they were NOT allowed to film, and more! We find out if anyone received favoritism, talk about what we absolutely didn't want to film and solve all our burning mysteries about Season 1! For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Control body oder ANYWHERE with @lumedeoderant and get $5 off your starter pack (that's over 40% off) with promo code NEXTLEVEL at https://www.lumedeoderant.com! #lumepod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/23·57m 41s

S1 Ep50: Ep. 50: Bryant is Back! A Butler Tells All, Part 2!

Bryant is back for another tea spill session, taking a walk down memory lane with Holly and Bridget. In this episode, Bryant talks mansion pranks, if there was any hazing, who was the most difficult guest to deal with, whether or not the mansion was bugged and how he felt about his Girls Next Door scenes. We get into why the pantry scenes were cut down, the prank calls the mansion would get and the weirdest requests from girlfriends. Bryant tells us about a midnight visit from Pamela Anderson, which celebrity fell down the stairs, which one got scared by a rat and a Donald Trump bathing suit story. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/23·1h 14m

S1 Ep49: Ep. 49: A Butler Tells All! (featuring Bryant Horowitz)

We have your favorite Playboy mansion butler Bryant Horowitz here to catch up with Holly and Bridget on all the crazy times that they shared together! Get the behind the scenes scoop from Bryant, who worked at the mansion from 1997-2016 while earning his PhD in psychology at UCLA. The ultimate inside source, Bryant tells us what it was really like working at the mansion, the changes he saw over his 19 years working there, all the rules the staff had to follow and what he thought was the most shocking part about The Girls Next Door. Were staff allowed to talk to the Playmates? Who were his favorite celebrities that he got to hang out with? What secrets did he learn? Was there really a secret basement vault? Bryant talks Bridget and Holly's secret menus, Hef's stolen luggage, his favorite mansion pranks and more! For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/23·58m 29s

S1 Ep48: Ep. 48: Too Hot for TV: The Dirt Behind the Deleted Scenes!

Join the girls as they dig into what didn't make the show: the Season 1 deleted scenes! Holly and Bridget get into instant karma, how to exit a limo without paparazzi getting a full view of your vagina, the drama of having to ask Hef for something, Holly's time working in a haunted house, and who came up with all the perv-y scene titles. The girls chat about the scene that was the most real AND the most fake, Hef's lost solo scene, whether or not All the Way Ray hooked up with Marilyn Monroe and who was the oldest of the foursome when they lost their virginity. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://www.betterhelp.com/NEXTLEVEL and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/23·1h 5m

S1 Ep47: Ep. 47: Secrets of Playboy with Carmella DeCesare

The girls are back with one of their favorite Playmate friends, Carmella DeCesare, to discuss Season 2 of Secrets of Playboy. What do they dread most about this new season? Who's there to spill tea? Just how truthful is it? The trio get into all of it and more as they discuss Playboy's first reality show, what it's like shooting nude videos, women's bodies getting critiqued on tv, what made Carmella leave the show and what life is like for her now in the world of high end San Diego real estate at the Oppenheim Group. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.Patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/23·1h 7m

S1 Ep46: Ep. 46: Body Dysmorphia and the Glass Tube: "It's Vegas, Baby!" Part 2

In this episode the girls discuss body dysmorphia, how Holly felt she suffered from it at the mansion and what types of pressures led to it. Bridget and Holly get into how they felt their actions were limited, walking in the Roberto Cavalli fashion show, the Olive Garden controversy and what happened the first night Bridget was "allowed" to stay out all night. Joint the girls as they laugh about ferret friends, guys catcalling Hef, fondling wax figures and Bridget's bridal moment. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/23·1h 10m

S1 Ep45: Ep. 45: The Cold Open From Hell: "It's Vegas, Baby!" Part 1

In this episode, Holly and Bridget get deep into the last episode of The Girls Next Door Season 1, and it's a doozy! The girls start out with the cold open from hell and get into why they hate it so much. On a more positive note, Holly talks about doing the Roberto Cavalli fashion show and how it felt to have a solo moment on the show. The girls discuss where they wish the show would have gone deeper, how Hef's ex-girlfriends were categorized, guest starring on CSI: Las Vegas, plastic butts, which friends they loved traveling with, and the time they all almost got married in Vegas! For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/23·59m 31s

S1 Ep44: Ep. 44: Mansion Mysteries and Cutthroat Competition: "Clue-less," Part 2!

Join Holly and Bridget as they confess which mansion mysteries they would most like to solve and question the reasons the tension was thick in The Girls Next Door Season 1 Episode 14 "Clue-less." The girls talk food trends, scene stealing and much more as they dive into Bridget's murder mystery birthday party. At the end of the episode, Holly and Bridget answer some of your burning questions, touching on a near-death moment, underground tunnels, a Laguna Beach apartment makeover and how they felt around guys their own age. For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://www.betterhelp.com/NEXTLEVEL and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/23·1h 6m

S1 Ep43: Ep. 43: Why We Hated Each Other: "Clue-less," Part 1!

This week Holly and Bridget get real about why the three Girls Next Door cast members didn't always get along. Competition and conflict brewed under the surface leading to scene stealing tactics and stifling resentment. The girls speculate on which personality traits were incompatible with the multi-girlfriend situation, why Bridget got blocked from the tennis tournament and what Holly feels bad about in this episode. Reminisce with the girls about learning to drive stick shift on a million dollar car, undressing in front of the cameras, and the type of humor their executive producer loved. Find out about the most secret room at the mansion, what "Pig Night" was and what happened to Queen Elizabeth's corgis in this episode of Girls Next Level. For more content, check out the Girls Next Level Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/23·1h 10m

S1 Ep42: Ep. 42: Bimbo Culture: Then and Now "My Kind of Town," Part 2

Come back to Chicago with Holly and Bridget as they discuss the word "bimbo" and how the meaning of the word has changed over the years, as well as how bimbo culture was at once fostered and rewarded at the mansion but also made fun of on the show. The girls get into the "backdoor pilot" that's hidden in the episode, who was thrown under the bus, performative sexuality, the football player who did NOT want to be on their show, an Al Capone Mandela effect, which of the mansion's dogs was the most difficult, and why Hef reminds Holly of Kylie Jenner. The girls recount visiting the original Playboy mansion in Chicago, why makeup artists weren't allowed in their rooms and if the show believed women could be smart and funny at the same time. For more content, including a whole extra podcast, Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget, visit our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Thanks to Microdose.com for sponsoring today's episode! Go to http://www.microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/23·55m 49s

S1 Ep41: Ep. 41: We've Been Cloned! "My Kind of Town" Part 1!

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with Holly and Bridget as they explore Hef's hometown, Chicago! As they dig into The Girls Next Door Season 1 Episode 13 "My Kind of Town," they discuss conformity, feeling like you are losing yourself to a group identity, striving to be more than a stereotype, and the balancing act between trying to stay true to yourself while becoming the person you always dreamed of being. The girls chat about Juicy Couture, high school reunions, human cloning, walking in on other people nude, "cyber girls," trying to break into the entertainment industry, insecurity, bonding with other women, and trying to avoid a bathtub foursome. For more content, check out our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/23·57m 23s

S1 Ep40: Ep. 40: Us Vs. The View: "I'll Take Manhattan" Part 2!

This week, Holly and Bridget take us back to New York and the seventh circle of hell that was doing press as one of Hef's girlfriends. The girls get into what it was like selling out the magazine in Times Square, the nature of the jealousy between the three girlfriends, the questions the press asked them, the optics of being a "girlfriend," hotel room business meetings, their worst interviews ever, who made them feel appreciated and of course, their interview with the ladies of The View! Be sure to join our LIVE podcast on June 1st, 9pmEastern/6pmPacific! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel For more content, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Thanks to Microdose.com for sponsoring today's episode! Go to http://www.Microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/23·58m 53s

S1 Ep39: Ep. 39: The Mile High Club: "I'll Take Manhattan" Part 1!

In this episode, the Girls are off to New York City! Holly and Bridget dive into The Girls Next Door Season 1 Episode 12 "I'll Take Manhattan," where the girls travel to New York to promote their first Playboy cover. They examine how they classify their memories and if they choose to remember the positive or the negative, who stole stuff from the mansion, an evening with Mike Tyson, the most embarrassing thing we had to pack for the trip, doomsday prepping at the mansion, all the weird quirks about traveling with Hef, Area 51, an alien brothel, who won the mile high club lifetime achievement award, feeling out of control and thoughts on polyamory. Be sure to grab tickets to our next Live podcast event! http://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel For more content, including our Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget podcast, check out our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/23·57m 0s

S1 Ep38: Ep. 38: Blue Balls and Haunted Dolls: "Grape Expectations," Part 2!

Get back on the road with Holly and Bridget as they relive their road trip back to the mansion and the first time the broke curfew on The Girls Next Door Season 1 Episode 11 Grape Expectations. Were the girls ever afraid of Hef cheating while they were away? Are flutters real or a porn urban legend? Which of the girls loved drama? Find out as the Girls compare each of their hometown episodes, talk about sex noises at the mansion, the intricacies of "game night," Holly's favorite rumor about herself and "scandalous girls." For more gossip with Stacy Burke and Bridget's mom, check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Go to https://www.Microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/23·1h 7m

S1 Ep37: Ep. 37: Hometown Haters! "Grape Expectations," Part 1

What did the Girls' friends and family from their small, conservative hometowns think of their new, scandalous lifestyle? We're about to find out as we take a trip back to Bridget's hometown, Lodi, California. Join Holly and Bridget as they tear apart The Girls Next Door Season 1, Episode 11, Grape Expectations. They recount one of their favorite road trips, a failed wet t-shirt contest, who banned them from filming, how tight the filming schedule really was, running into exes and who was popping painkillers. The girls take a trip down memory lane with Homies, micro pigs and wearing a thong to a family event. For more on what the haters back home really thought, check out our interview with Bridget's mom on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/23·1h

S1 Ep36: Ep. 36: Naked and Nowhere to Hide with Special Guest, Painted Lady Tiffany Lang!

Have you ever wondered what it was like working as one of the nude painted ladies at the Playboy mansion? Well wonder no more - we have special guest Tiffany Lang here to tell us all about it! The girls bond over a hilarious catch up session where Tiffany spills what it was like to work the parties, be painted, how she got into Playboy, how she met Kendra and more! Tiffany shares her perspective on what it was like going clubbing with Hef and the girls, being hand painted by Quentin Tarantino, working with Snoop Dogg, drama, friendships and more! For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/NEXTLEVEL and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/23·54m 37s

Ep. 35: Ghosts of Ex-Girlfriends Past: "Ghostbusted," Part 2!

This week we discuss all the drama dealing with a significant other's exes . . . past and present. As Holly and Bridget dig up the ghosts of girlfriends past, we discover the ways their presences still lingered at the mansion and in which ways it may have been used as a manipulation tactic. The girls tackle their first on-camera ghost hunt, bad energy at the mansion, thinking their food was drugged, mean girl PTSD, weed parties, gold digger core, breaking the 4th wall, the worst seance ever, ageism in the mansion world and the scene that was uncomfortable to watch as they cap off the most delightfully corny episode of Season 1, Ghostbusted! For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/23·1h 4m

S1 Ep34: Ep. 34: Baring Our Souls: "Ghostbusted" Part 1!

It's Halfway to Halloween with Holly and Bridget as they dive into The Girls Next Door Season 1 Episode 10 Ghostbusted! They are taking it back to the infamous Playboy mansion Halloween parties, talking about when they were getting along and when they weren't, which celebrities misbehaved at the parties, the piece of press that Hef hated the most, sex in the haunted house, drug use at the mansion, setting off the smoke detectors, the stress of helping Hef with his costume, gatekeepers, hiding their spiritual beliefs and a haunted Kinko's! For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Go to https://www.microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/23·56m 31s

S1 Ep33: Ep. 33: A.I. Girls Will Steal Your Dick with Special Guest Photographer Arny Freytag

Join Holly and Bridget as they critique their first pictorial, photoshop, A.I., the lost videotapes, the explicitness level of their photos, and their thoughts on porn before sitting down with legendary Playboy photographer Arny Freytag. Arny worked at Playboy magazine for over 38 years, shooting some of the most famous celebrity covers, pictorials, and more centerfolds than any other photographer. Arny shares all the behind the scenes details on the famous Playboy nudes, shooting Pamela Anderson, the time he almost electrocuted Hef, his favorite Playmate of all time, workplace drama and what went down in the magazine's final days. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Go to http://www.Microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/23·54m 12s

S1 Ep32: Ep. 32: An FBI Investigation and Other Adventures

This week Holly and Bridget are answering all your burning questions, leading you down a rabbit hole and into an FBI investigation, their salaries, what they think of cancel culture, the wildest trip they ever took, what the producers said behind their backs, which episode they would delete off the face of the planet and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/23·56m 41s

S1 Ep34: Ep. 31: Flop Parties and Sloppy Seconds: "Under the Covers," Part 2!

This week, Holly and Bridget dive into the drama that happened off camera while filming The Girls Next Door Season 1, Episode 9 Under the Covers. The girls talk about throwing a disaster party and not knowing what to do in front of the cameras. They dive into the real drama that went down behind the scenes, why Holly really left the barbecue, retouching requests and how more unapproved nudity slipped through the cracks. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at better help.com/NEXTLEVEL and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/23·1h 1m

S1 Ep30: Ep. 30: The Foot Fetish Club: "Under the Covers," Part 1

Get under the covers with the girls as they dive into their very first Playboy cover shoot, what the meanest critics said about them when The Girls Next Door premiered, Hef's "lost" girlfriend, who we thought was going to get the cover instead of us, why people expect us to stay "loyal" to an ex, and who was lusting after our feet. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/23·1h 4m

S1 Ep29: Ep. 29: A Teenager at the Mansion: Special Guest Anastasia!

This week, we've got a new perspective . . . from a teenager who lived at the Playboy mansion. Bridget's sister Anastasia lived at the mansion during the summers from age 16 to age 21 and appeared on The Girls Next Door over five seasons. The girls get into how she felt about being part of the tv show, what she knew (or didn't know) about what went on behind closed doors, sneaking down to the parties, sneaking off the property, body image struggles, eating disorders and mental health. Anastasia talks about how the makeover made her feel, what it was like getting a bikini wax on national television, growing up with Bridget and being "home alone" at the mansion. A message from Anastasia: "Like Bob Barker said, spay and neuter your pets. Also, please support animal shelters . . . and cats especially." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/23·59m 37s

S1 Ep28: Ep. 28: Crotch Cracks and Shedding Extensions: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Part 2!

Join Holly and Bridget for the second half of what they thought would be the last episode of The Girls Next Door, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The girls talk painted ladies, Anastasia's makeover, creating drama, what they felt was missing from this episode and who blamed us for "ruining" the parties. Come along with the girls as they get prepped for the biggest party of the year and list off their life goals in what was supposed to be the season finale. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at better help.com/NEXTLEVEL and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/23·50m 58s

S1 Ep27: Ep. 27: Grooming the Audience: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Part 1

Join Holly and Bridget as they take you back in time, on a trip to Trashy Lingerie in preparation for the legendary Midsummer NIght's Dream Party. The girls ask themselves everything you wanted to know about Bridget's little sister Anastasia's makeover, like is it even ethical to dress a teenager up as a Playboy party goer? They cover it all from getting a bikini wax on camera, getting naked at the spa, spray tan disasters, who didn't want to be on camera and how we think the show was trying to groom the audience. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/23·1h

S1 Ep26: Ep. 26: Life of a Fetish Model with Stacy Burke!

Stacy Burke has made many appearances on The Girls Next Door, was a girlfriend and mansion regular for almost a decade and has led a fascinating career as a successful fetish model. In this episode, Stacy opens up about following in the footsteps of Bettie Page, some of the craziest jobs in her career, her wild first date with Hef, the time we were attacked by a Killer Condom, drugs and being a target of "Mean Girl" drama. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Go to Microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/23·1h 11m

S1 Ep25: Ep. 25: We Fell For It . . . "Just Shoot Me" Part 2

We got duped! A mere eighteen years after this episode aired, we realize that we may have been set up. Join Holly and Bridget as they dissect the second half of Girls Next Door Season 1, Episode 7, "Just Shoot Me." We're back on set at the girls' first Playboy pictorial, going over which shot was too risqué, which photos were banned in other countries, being recorded without consent, which point in this episode made Bridget turn off the TV, how they think they might have been set up and what they would change about this episode. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/23·1h

S1 Ep24: Ep. 24: Comparing Our Bodies: "Just Shoot Me," Part 1

In this episode, the girls cover not just any episode, but the episode where they shoot their first Playboy pictorial, Girls Next Door Season 1, Episode 7, "Just Shoot Me." What was it like having the cameras following us around naked while we shot our first pictorial? Holly and Bridget get vulnerable about the roller coaster of feelings that come with having their bodies compared and being pitted against each other while taking part in something they'd dreamed of doing for so long. From who's photos were "lost," to human Tivo and "bikinigate," they cover it all on Girls Next Level. We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/23·1h 4m

S1 Ep23: Ep. 23: Crack Pipes and Birth Control: Your Burning Questions, Part. 3!

The girls reveal some of their deepest confessions in this episode that is devoted to your burning questions! From why no one ever thought they were going to get pregnant at the mansion to run-ins with Hef's wife to the craziest things they ever found at the mansion to the time they were almost Marvel superheroes, Holly and Bridget are dishing it all. We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/23·59m 10s

S1 Ep22: Ep. 22: Life of a Playmate with Audra Lynn

In this episode we welcome special guest Audra Lynn, Miss October 2003! She gives us all the dirt on what it was like being a Playmate, a scandalous moment from the Playmate of the Year competition, what it was like living at the mansion without a curfew, being hated by Bachelor Nation and her experience shooting with Pamela Anderson. The girls clear up a few things from Kendra's book and get to the bottom of what really happened with the "stolen" gift bag, while tackling the issues of jealousy, competition and our greatest takeaways from the Playboy world. Follow Audra on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/SRT_Playmate (@SRT_Playmate) We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/23·58m 24s

S1 Ep21: Ep. 21: Getting Mauled at the 4th of July Party: "Operation Playmate" Part 2, featuring Eddie!

This week, Bridget's brother Eddie joins us for a very special episode. We are going into the second half of Girls Next Door season 1, episode 6, "Operation Playmate," what it was like for Bridget traveling solo with the cameras for the first time and a few of Eddie's adventures in the military. Holly and Bridget get into one of the show's perviest moments, what Hef listened to in the bedroom, who got attacked at the 4th of July party, why that party was truly our "independence day" and much, much more! We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Girls Next Level is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://www.BetterHelp.com/NEXTLEVEL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/23·1h 4m

S1 Ep20: Ep. 20: Body Shamed on National Television: "Operation Playmate" Part 1

Holly and Bridget dive deep into Girls Next Door Season 1, Episode 6, "Operation Playmate." Hear about who wanted to sue them, who wanted them off the air, who called them whores, what scene they hate and what behavior they aren't proud of. We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/23·1h 10m

S1: Deep Questions with Holly and Bridget: Bonus Minisode

Join Holly and Bridget for a candid chat about truck nuts, being empathic, mental health, if we would change anything about our past and who Holly feels like she was too hard on in her book. We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/23·24m 50s

S1 Ep19: Ep 19: Sneaking Out, Dirty Lingerie and Zombie Bunnies: Holidays at the Mansion!

It's the holiday season and we are covering all the holiday traditions, mishaps and mayhem that happened at the mansion pre-Girls Next Door. From sneaking out to gift buying, partying hard and dodging drama it's a mixed bag of highs, lows and memorable moments leading up to the most wonderful time of the year! We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at https://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Girls Next Level is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://www.betterhelp.com/NEXTLEVEL and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/22·1h 4m

S1 Ep18: Ep. 18: Bitter Exes and Booty Dances: "Fight Night" Part 2!

Was anybody really bitter in this episode? Is anyone bitter now? Holly and Bridget discuss the "conflict" with Hef's ex Barbi, the most heavily edited scene so far, and who was salty about what in the episode. The girls talk tattoos and why the hell Holly got that Playboy tramp stamp, the hidden porno closet, and being thrown to the wolves at the dreaded Television Critics Association panel amid the whirlwind season 1 filming schedule. We are so excited we are doing our first live podcast with Moment! Join us February 9th, 2023 at 9pm EST for a live podcast on all the Playboy related blind items and urban legends! Get your tickets here: https://www.moment.co/girlsnextlevel  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at http://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/22·55m 22s

S1 Ep17: Ep. 17: Catfights and Cleat Chasing: "Fight Night," Part 1!

In this episode, Holly and Bridget dig into one of their most asked about episodes, Girls Next Door season 1, episode 5. In this episode, Bridget travels across the country to get her adorable dog Wednesday and Hef's ex-girlfriend Barbi Benton returns to the mansion for a boxing match. The girls get into how they felt like they were set up in this episode, what scenes the producers thought weren't important, which scene was edited entirely out of context and the business luncheon they had right before filming this episode where they were told they were "replaceable." For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Check out our new merchandise at http://www.represent.com/store/girls-next-level Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/22·1h 3m

S1 Ep16: Ep. 16: From Playmate of the Year to WWE: Catching Up with Carmella!

We're bringing you our second ever guest episode starring one of our favorite Playmates of all time, Carmella DeCesare Garcia! At just 18, Carmella was chosen to compete on the reality show Who Wants to be a Playboy Centerfold? , putting her on a trajectory to become Playmate of the Year 2004. We reminisce on our decades-long friendship and share vulnerable conversations on anxiety, weight, catfights in the LA nightclubs, the competition for Playmate of the Year and being a part of the WWE. Carmella shares her unique perspective on working for Playmate Promotions, living at the Bunny House across the street from the mansion and the lifelong friendships that stemmed from the Playboy world. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Go to http://www.Microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order. Use promo code NEXTLEVEL today at http://www.shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/22·1h 5m

S1 Ep15: Ep 15: Large Labia and Dumped Bunnies: Your Burning Questions, Pt. 2!

From labia size to peeping toms, masturbation trays to the WWE wrestler room invasion . . . the girls get raw, share secrets, give never-before-told stories and answer all your burning questions! For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Girls Next Level is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/NEXTLEVEL for 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/22·1h 11m

S1 Ep14: Ep. 14: Curfew Casualties! "What Happens in Vegas . . ."

This week, Holly and Bridget dissect The Girls Next Door Season 1, Episode 4 "What Happens in Vegas," and the frantic rush to film a whole episode in another state and still make it back to the mansion before 9pm. What was it like being a grown woman with a curfew as early as a seventh grader's? The girls get into it, discussing their mishaps and close calls with the most infamous mansion rule. Also . . . who stole Kendra's gift bag? Who was the only girl who got her own theme music? From flying Southwest to crotch tattoos, Vagina Awareness Week to politically incorrect language . . . take a trip to Cuervo Island and get an eyeful of nonconsensual nudity on this whirlwind, ten hour trip to Las Vegas. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/22·1h 4m

S1 Ep13: Ep. 13: Catching Up With Cristal!

Join Holly and Bridget for a mini reunion with Bridget’s former mansion roommate, Playboy model Cristal Camden! Cristal made regular appearances on The Girls Next Door throughout all six seasons, was one of Hef’s girlfriends in 2003 and later lived with multiple Playmates at the “Bunny House” across the street.  Cristal details her first date with Hef (on a private jet!), what it was like being one of seven girlfriends, how the mansion lifestyle changed after Holly and Bridget left, where she was when Hef passed away and the thing that ultimately drove her to leave the mansion.  The girls reminisce about trying to fit into the Playboy world, what happened to all the mansion animals, who they agree was the biggest bully and the weirdest post on Hef’s instagram.  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Go to Microdose.com and use code: NEXTLEVEL to get free shipping & 30% off your first order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/22·59m 52s

S1 Ep12: Ep 12: Blonde and Blonder: "Happy Birthday Kendra" Part 2

The girls are back for part 2 of their recap of Girls Next Door season 1 episode 3, "Happy Birthday Kendra." In this episode, Holly and Bridget discuss bimbo culture and infantilization at the mansion, who was allowed to see their family most often, getting caught with a cameraman in your room and if there are any items from the mansion they wished they could have kept. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! xo Use promo code NEXTLEVEL today at http://www.shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/22·59m 53s

BONUS Minisode! Patreon Unlock: Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget

Today we are bringing you a bonus minisode! Join us for a Slumber Party where we talk about everything we've been up to this week: who narrowly missed testifying at the Harvey Weinstein trial, who we hit up via their landline, who got called a "money grab" and our favorite time exploring a vacant haunted house while under the influence. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/22·26m 34s

S1 Ep11: Ep 11: The REAL Haunted Mansion . . . The Girls Next Level Halloween Special

Join Holly and Bridget for a spooky season story time! The girls discuss the legendary Playboy Halloween parties and the drama and mishaps that sometimes came along with it. Not to mention, beautiful women weren't the only thing haunting the mansion's halls . . . the girls break down all the real life paranormal experiences they had while living within the mansion's walls and the myths and legends behind them. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/22·1h 2m

S1 Ep10: Ep 10: The Triple Standard: "Happy Birthday Kendra," Pt. 1

Despite sharing the same man, Hef's three girlfriends were not treated the same by him or the tv producers. In this episode, the girls dive into Girls Next Door season 1, episode 3; "Happy Birthday Kendra," and the triple standard that existed in the world of The Girls Next Door. Join Holly and Bridget for a trip across LA to the Playboy Jazz Festival where they discuss diet culture at the mansion, dealing with public insults, "Player's Day," and watching celebrities at the mansion parties. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/22·51m 22s

S1 Ep9: Ep 9: Being Sabotaged in Episode 2 "New Girls in Town"

In this episode, the girls tackle Girls Next Door Season 1 Episode 2 "New Girls in Town." Two new Playmate candidates arrive at the mansion . . . do the three girlfriends feel threatened? Are they welcoming? Were potential Playmates really being plied with drinks the night before their shoot? Holly and Bridget reveal the things about this episode that are most infuriating to them and just how far the editing and story telling strayed from real life. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/22·1h 7m

S1 Ep8: Ep 8: The First Episode of Girls Next Door! "Meet the Girls"

We're finally at an actual Girls Next Door episode! Holly and Bridget take a deep dive into Episode 1, "Meet the Girls," and detail how their characters were crafted, what was deliberately left out of the show, how they got screwed over in the edits and how Holly and Kendra were pitted against each other from the beginning. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/22·1h 14m

S1 Ep7: Ep 7: Your Burning Questions!

The girls get vulnerable this week and answer your most burning questions! From questions about why Hef had to pay rent to "Mean Girl" run-ins to all the sex questions . . . the girls give you everything you need to know before we get into episode 1! For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/22·1h 20m

S1 Ep6: Ep 6: The Unaired Pilot: "Hef's World"

Holly and Bridget discuss the origins of The Girls Next Door and the different iterations the show went through before becoming the program it would ultimately be. The series' unaired pilot episode was titled Hef's World, and was quite different from the series we would come to know and love. The girls share the behind the scenes of the pilot, details from a sex toy "Tupperware" party and what NOT to use as lube. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Where to see the first half of the pilot while you can . . . https://youtu.be/KpT0mtBOefw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/22·57m 48s

S1 Ep5: Ep 5: Lies and Goodbyes

In this episode, we get into what finally happened to transform Hef's "Party Posse" (as he called it) down from a group of seven women to three. Holly and Bridget piece together their memories to give us what really happened that changed the group. Next comes the story of how they met the third Girl Next Door, Kendra, and Holly and Bridget address the things Kendra said about them in her 2010 memoir. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! If you want to watch the unaired Girls Next Door pilot in time for next week's episode, you can find it on the Girls Next Door season 1 DVD set or catch the first part of the pilot here on YouTube while it's still up: https://youtu.be/KpT0mtBOefw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/22·1h 4m

S1 Ep4: Ep 4: The Mean Girls Era

In this episode, Holly and Bridget talk about what it was like living with so many different women at the Playboy mansion in the early 2000's. The competition was fierce, the claws were out and no one was safe! The girls give you all the dirt on why they call life at the mansion in 2002-2004 the "Mean Girls" era. Why did everyone hate each other so much? Bridget and Holly try to get to the bottom of it while setting the record straight on the rumors and spilling the tea on the escort ring, selling "tickets" to Playboy parties and what a typical day in their lives was like before Girls Next door started filming. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/22·50m 31s

S1 Ep3: Ep 3: Rules of the House

Was life inside the Playboy mansion paradise, cult-like, a deal with the devil or a little of all three? What were all the rules, regulations and restrictions involved in becoming one of Hef's girlfriends? In this episode, Holly and Bridget get into being on MTV Cribs, collecting their allowance, which parts of their life felt like a job and just how many girls were vying to move into the mansion. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/22·58m 34s

S1 Ep1: Ep 1: The Prequel: Getting Naked

Before we get into the Girls Next Door episodes, we have to give you guys a prequel! Holly and Bridget start at the very beginning, doing a deep dive into why becoming a centerfold would appeal to a small town girl, describing what it was like posing nude for the first time and dishing all the dirt about their first visits to the mansion.  For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/22·1h 1m

S1 Ep2: Ep 2: In the Bedroom . . .

In this episode, Holly and Bridget tell all about their first nights in the bedroom and what really went on upstairs at the Playboy mansion. The girls discuss moving to LA, auditions, what Hollywood's hottest nightclubs were like in the 2000's and how much you have to drink to be brave enough to walk through that bedroom door. The girls don't hold back when it comes to spilling all the bedroom details and discussing all the complicated emotions that come with it. For more content, including exclusive behind the scenes photos, video versions of Girls Next Level and a whole extra podcast (Slumber Party with Holly and Bridget), join our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/girlsnextlevel. See you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/22·1h 9m

Introducing: Girls Next Level

Girls Next Level premieres on August 22, 2022! Follow or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/22·1m 58s
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