Girls Next Level

Girls Next Level

By Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt

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

Ep. 116: 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 14m

Ep 115: 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 21m

Ep. 114: 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 10m

Ep. 113: 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
07/11/22·1h 5m

Ep 112: 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
31/10/22·1h 5m

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
27/10/22·27m 49s

Ep 111: 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 7m

Ep 110: 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
17/10/22·56m 37s

Ep 109: 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 12m

Ep 108: 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 19m

Ep 107: 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 25m

Ep 106: 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
19/09/22·1h 3m

Ep 105: 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 10m

Ep 104: 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
05/09/22·55m 46s

Ep 103: 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
29/08/22·1h 3m

Ep 102: 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 15m

Ep 101: 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 6m

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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