Closet Confessions

Closet Confessions

By Candice Brathwaite & Coco Sarel

Got something to confess sis…?


Good job because author and journalist, Candice Brathwaite, and actress and online personality, Coco Sarel, are inviting you into their closet of confession to drop their truths, and yours…


Come and confess to us cousins, it’s *totally* anonymous and there’s nothing off-limits. Send in your secrets: https://forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7


Oh, and don’t forget - what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet…


This podcast has been produced by Astrid Productions.


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Episodes

Exiting the internet

This week in the Closet, Candice shares her beef with the latest Apple gadget and Sarel reveals why she won’t even queue for Beyoncé.The girls discuss whether kids should be allowed on the internet, the fear of being abducted via MSN, and a horrifying story that instils fear of any man in you.Additionally, Candice explains why Pinterest is the best social media app of all time, while Sarel shares why she is over queueing for literally anything. The pair also offer advice for this week’s Cousin Confession: a bride who is struggling to allow her feelings and get excited for her big day.TW: There is a story of a tragic rape and murder in this episode, skip 8:00 - 14:13 if you don’t want to listenWe’re going on tour! Come see us in London, Birmingham and Manchester, get your tickets at www.closetconfessionspod.comFollow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/24·41m 37s

Your Confessions… “Tell them or Ditch them?”

A cousin has come into some serious money and is wondering whether to tell her family or… cut them out and run away with it all!Candice and Sarel talk about why you need to trust your gut, how families can turn ugly when someone finds riches and why not sharing the wealth can be a perfect lesson in financial health. We’re going on tour! Come see us in London, Birmingham and Manchester, get your tickets at www.closetconfessionspod.comFollow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/24·16m 8s

THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

It's season 5, baby! Candice and Sarel reopen the closet for more confessions and chaos.The girls recap what went down during their off-season break, their plans to escape the country to avoid the sketch comedy group also known as 'our government,' and a much-needed recap of The Grammys and all the mess surrounding it.We’re going on tour! Come see us in London, Birmingham and Manchester, get your tickets at www.closetconfessionspod.comFollow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/24·41m 11s

Ok MC pheromones!

It’s Blue Monday, so to raise your spirits we’ve got a very special listener confession that will have you screaming. This cousin has a controversial opinion about shaving your private parts which leaves Candice and Sarel in bits, discussing why some men prefer a clean-shaven partner and ultimately why you gotta do you… Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodGet your confessions in for SEASON FIVE! Send anonymously in this link: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/24·13m 12s

Your Confessions… “What about me?”

The listener confession this week is from a cousin who after putting everything into her family feels completely lost as her children have got older. Candice and Sarel are here to remind you that it’s NEVER too late and offer a step-by-step plan to get your life back on track in middle age. They discuss when you can expect your second Saturn Return, how to embrace your inner child and why your purpose and career are different things. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/24·19m 28s

2024 is the year of DISCIPLINE

Is this an episode of Closet Confessions or Sarel’s therapy session? Kicking off the new year, Candice and Sarel are talking about how to bring discipline into your life so you can have the 2024 you deserve. The girls discuss why you need to look outward to better understand yourself, how your Saturn Return is messing up your life in more ways than one and why you need to commit to your goals spiritually to start seeing results.Plus, the cousin confession from someone who doesn’t know what to do with their life offers an important lesson that not EVERYTHING has to be monetised!Download Manifesto: Unlock The Year You Deserve at www.candicebrathwaite.comFollow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/24·50m 26s

Your Confessions… “I’m ready to cut off the entire family and I don’t know where to start”

It’s listener confession time and this week’s cousin is wondering when and how to cut off the drama after a bereavement. Candice shares her experience of family management after the will is read and Sarel gives some crucial financial advice as the conversation covers the most important thing your parents can leave you, subconscious cravings for drama and the key to generational wealth. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/23·19m 19s

The person on the pedestal is a piece of...

Merry Christmas cousins! In this festive episode, Candice and Sarel talk about why we need to stop idolising celebrities, why the simple pleasures are what they’re most grateful for and why they seriously relate to Rudolph as an outsider.Plus, we’ve got THREE cousin confessions about a rare happy ending, a hilarious revenge story and a cousin who is staying with a partner she doesn’t love. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/23·47m 48s

Your Confessions… "I don’t want to spend the holidays with my in-laws”

It’s almost Christmas so this week we have three different cousins needing some festive advice because none of us are safe from our own family!Sarel and Candice discuss working on your inner child, what is the line when it comes to disrespecting family and the unexpected twists of turns of promising to love someone for better or worse.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/23·19m 42s

The scariest type of man

Candice and Sarel are back in the closet and on the agenda today: what that annoying beeping in the background really means, why Sarel hates pinky nails, men with penises at both ends of the size spectrums, what the scariest type of man is, the double standards when it comes to religion and why gospel music is the BEST type of music. Plus, a listener confession titled “Waiting for karma after having an affair”, listen in to find out who the true villain is. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/23·42m 3s

Your Confessions… “A breakup with huge consequences”

For the first time ever Sarel is left gagging as she spills the tea with this week's cousin confession.An 18-year-old cousin has just realised she wants to end her relationship and Sarel and Candice are here to revel in the planning and preparations for a sneaky exit…The conversation covers self-worth, low libidos and a full recital of our fave Boyz II Men tune.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/23·10m 1s

I’m a legacy simp!

Candice’s confession about being a mess and Sarel’s confession about her simpiness turns into a deep conversation about how we surround ourselves with people who don’t believe in us… a normal day in the closet!The girls discuss why being a simp can make your relationships become a legacy, how to stop getting your value from someone else and a cousin confession about a terrible parent, or is the child the problem?Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/23·40m 22s

Your Confessions…“Cousin Lover”

It’s a BIG day for Sarel as her new show ‘Smothered’ comes out on Sky Comedy today (7th December)! Make sure you support our girl and watch ASAP.Before this week's listener confession, we have a hopeful note from a cousin reminding Sarel and Candice that not all cousins are in the trenches and as Candice says ‘Good doesn’t have great PR’. BUT, this week’s cousin confession is gnarly and leads to some blunt advice from the girls as they discuss the greatest taboo…TW: This episode discusses incestFollow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/23·16m 22s

Poopy particles

Grab a pumpkin spiced something because after a festive intro, the girls get into why Sarel hates a birthday engagement and Candice reveals the cult she’s a part of. This episode features some discount girl math, some controversial wedding chat and why iPhone users need a reality check. Plus, a cousin confession that features a woman who is questioning her entire friendship because of her friend’s 14-step skincare routine… it’s juicy and disgusting. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/23·43m 49s

Your Confessions… “Married to a stranger”

Caught up in a wild marital web of lies this week's cousin confession leaves Sarel and Candice with no doubt about what their listener should do. The girls are crystal clear about their advice as they discuss vex money, gas lighting and fake identities.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/23·13m 52s

Never trust your Close Friends list

Candice is wondering what the requirements are to be added to a Close Friends list and Sarel has finally unghosted her therapist. This week, the girls discuss getting caught out via Close Friends, why you should never give an ugly man a chance and how to prioritise your health even if it means paying up.Plus, a listener confession about a Black police officer who feels like they have Stockholm Syndrome from their job.We’re going on tour! Sign up to our newsletter by Wednesday 29th November for priority booking: www.closetconfessionspod.com Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/23·41m 5s

Your Confessions… “Sleeping with my Dad’s best friend’s nephew”

This week's Cousin confession leaves Sarel and Candice reeling! Revelations about a 21-year-old dating a 44-year-old take Candice down memory lane, whilst the girls discuss the power dynamics that come with an age gap and they sing a tribute to Craig David.TW: This week’s conversation features paedophilia Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/23·15m 23s

See it, say it, SORTED

The Petty Pisces is out in full force this week! Candice wonders why white women will stay friends even when they commit the worst crimes and Sarel keeps it short and real with a confession about bleaching.The girls talk about testing loyalties and friendship fall outs, reasons they may block the bag and why they believe in paying the most for plastic surgery. Plus, we have a cousin confession from a teenage girl who doesn’t want to lose herself after moving from Nigeria to Sweden.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/23·35m 45s

Your Confessions… “Why do men do this?”

The girls are not sugarcoating their response to this week’s cousin confession. Our cousin is wondering why a man would ask for her number just to ghost her… Candice and Sarel discuss the appeal of the chase, valuing yourself and the harsh truth that if he wanted to he would. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/23·16m 27s

Let’s offer a new perspective

There was something in the last episode you didn’t hear, but now Candice reveals in her confession why it got cut. Sarel and Candice discuss protecting black women, their A-List listener all the way from Hollywood and why being an influencer doesn’t pay like it used to.Plus, a confession from a cousin who is deciding whether to give up on her dreams and a lesson on why you need to stop sucking up to the higher ups. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/23·52m 54s

Your Confessions… “Am I crazy or did he cause this?”

This week’s cousin wants to know how to rebuild trust with her boyfriend after his online escapades and the short answer is… don’t. Sarel and Candice discuss whether you can have a relationship without trust, what is the line when it comes to relationships and adult content, plus why you should take note of how the men in your life act differently with a woman he doesn’t want to sleep with.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/23·16m 6s

It’s ASK-firmations not affirmations

In the closet this week, Candice and Sarel discuss what they learnt from the Beckham documentary, how Posh Spice was severely underestimated and is the era of the supermodel thriving or barely surviving.Plus, the girls ask why are celebrities trying to be influencers, if all celebrity gossip just PR and the listener confession covers the trauma of going to an all-girls school. TW: This week’s cousin confession features sexual assaultFollow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/23·43m 21s

Your Confessions… “Pisces empathy should come with ear plugs”

It’s listener confession time and this week’s cousin feels like she needs to safeguard her empathic energy but Sarel and Candice are here to prescribe some self-reflection…The conversation covers family dynamics, subconscious hardwiring for drama and getting your boundaries aligned with the life you want.  Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/23·11m 21s

Going on strike

The tea is hot and spilling all over the place in the first episode of season 4 – it’s good to be back.Candice and Sarel discuss their summer break strike, why you need to stop trusting your gut when it is doing you a disservice, and whether matching underwear is good for your health or just extra. Plus, Candice reveals the trending shoe style she despises, the current ‘unique’ period of fashion we’re in and a listener confession about money and independence. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/23·38m 45s

Your Confessions… 'Bedroom Bully in my head, but I can’t initiate sex’

In this final bonus episode, we’re back for act 2 at the sold-out Clapham Grand with audience confessions to round up season 3.Starting off with a game of would you rather the cousins get rowdy and want a back story that Sarel is happy to provide. We’ve got confessions about hiding a 10-month away from toxic vibes, the fear of looking increasingly like your mum, sexual initiation that takes more than ‘open sesame’,  how to dress as your very best self and a very special hunt for new friends is concluded! Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodGet your confessions in for SEASON 4! Send anonymously in this link: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/23·1h

My car is for the shops, not the motorway

Bringing season 3 to a close, we’re bringing you the sell-out show at the Clapham Grand with Candice, Sarel and a whole load of confessions.The girls mix it up by reading out each other's confessions where they discuss their unfiltered thoughts on participation prizes, government plants pretending to be rappers and why playing by the rules is low-key annoying.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/23·25m 43s

Your Confessions… "I took bereavement to get away from my boss"

After 5 hours of recording in one room you best believe that things in the closet have got a little unhinged… It’s listener confession time and a short, bald, white man t-ing up as the triple threat to our cousins progresses. The girls are talking about bad bosses and how to sustain yourself in a horrible workplace and waving goodbye to season 3!Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/23·19m 41s

As a pet parent, he exclusively knows he’s black

Sarel confesses her obsession with self-diagnosing, leading the discussion to hygiene, worms and bathing with dogs.Candice declares if there is no ring, he’s a man for the moment not The man…and our penultimate cousin confession has the girls reminding us of the importance of boundaries with mums, appreciating your body and respecting your peace. As we come to the end of the road…Candice has yet more surprises to end the season on. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/23·33m 40s

Your Confessions…“I think sex is ruining potential relationships”

It’s listener confession time and this week we’re getting down and dirty after a cousin confesses how quickly she is doing the deed…Sarel and Candice spill their opinions on celibacy, the sexualisation of curvy girls and when it’s time to let down the p*ssy drawbridge.If you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/23·9m 28s

The Tarot Card Avengers

The girls share their unfiltered thoughts on getting the best stories out of your 20’s, how often it’s acceptable to leave your bed sheets for and Sarel shares her opinion on personal hygiene.  Plus, the listener confession is the incredible tale of The Tarot Avengers, an instagram account we know the cousins will want to get in on!Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/23·20m 11s

Your Confessions… “End of a friendship?”

This cousin has been completely ghosted by a close friend and doesn’t know how to move on without closure, so how do you deal with a friendship break-up with no explanation? Sarel and Candice discuss why they would pass on info as a mutual, how the friends you meet later in life are often the most meaningful and whether it’s ever okay to end a friendship with a hard stop. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/23·9m 49s

It's giving Succession (Wet Tommy Wambsgans)

Sarel confesses her issue with girls who focus too much attention on their ex’s mum and Candice is finally taking responsibility for the music she’s listening to…The girls discuss emotional entanglement between mums and sons, they compare their vastly different music tastes and the conversation leads on to the horrors and life-lasting impacts of knife crime.TW: There is a discussion of violence and knife crime in this episodeFollow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/23·32m 58s

Your Confessions… “I had to break up with my boyfriend because he was obsessed with Mary J. Blige”

Is this the most jaw-dropping, police calling, maddest confession ever…?It’s listener confession time and this week’s cousin found herself with a man obsessed with Mary J. Blige to a truly sickening extent and Sarel wants to see to see his arrest warrant within a day of this episodes release!We’d love an update for this one…Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/23·10m 35s

“You didn’t come out your mum’s pum pum with an NI number”

Recorded the morning after their sell out show at Clapham Grand, Candice and Sarel are straight back into the closet with some confessions on annoying IG comments and parents who let their kids run wild. Candice encourages us all to read the caption before leaving a comment, Sarel reveals the crazy lack of parenting she witnessed in a restaurant and the girls question whether people are too ruthless about young kids. Plus, we have a Cousin update from a wild confession last season and it was so worth the wait. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/23·44m 9s

Your Confessions… “Am I destined to be lonely forever?”

This cousin wants to know if there’s still hope for her to build friendships at 27 or will she be lonely forever? GIRL!Candice and Sarel discuss how you can build meaningful friendships in your late twenties, letting go of the relationships that don’t serve you and advice from two socially anxious girlies on how to make friends in new situations.TW: There is a reference to sexual assault in this episode Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/23·14m 19s

You’re in a stadium that doesn’t want you to win

It’s out of the court and into the closet this week, as Candice manages to make the Wimbledon Men’s final super deep and Sarel shares her genius strategy so she’ll never get wrongly imprisoned.The girls discuss why you need to rethink your friends who aren’t rooting for you, how messed up the prison system is and they explain and hype up the best kind of man: the “Happy To Be There” man. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/23·54m 19s

Mind your business and lock the chat

In the closet this week, Sarel and Candice are swapping phones and hiding their read receipts in this special BONUS episode brought to you by Acast Creative and WhatsApp by Meta.Sarel sends a saucy text on Candice’s phone and suffers the consequences, Candice reveals that WhatsApp was a key moment in her marriage and there’s an interruption from Uncle Bodé which will leave you on the floor. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspod and don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/23·27m 23s

Your Confessions… “Sorry but not sorry”

It’s listener confession time and this week there is no holding back after a cousin finds out her baby-daddy was having an emotional affair while she was pregnant…Sarel and Candice cover instagram relationship etiquette, keeping the dead on a pedestal and some seriously questionable loyalties.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/23·14m 24s

Making steak in the kettle

This episode had the producer, editor and entire production team screaming and crying – so cousins, you’re in for a good one.Sarel confesses that she’ll never wait for a man under particular circumstances, Candice explains why you need to date within your means and the girls dive into the world of cooking on #prisontok.Plus, you will never believe who Candice used to make tea for, Sarel shares her long lost dreams of being a lawyer and the pair discuss being on the receiving end of parasocial relationships… Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/23·41m 8s

Your Confessions… “The battle with misplaced boldness”

This week’s bonus confession delves into the business world and when colleagues don’t know where the line is. Sarel and Candice discuss the cultural things they just won’t do, corporate deference, and Beyonce’s jewels.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/23·8m 57s

“My annual coffin catalogue did not arrive”

This week in the closet, Candice and Sarel share their unfiltered thoughts on maternity photoshoots, toxic reactions to gender reveals and Sarel shares her loathing for cryptic social media posts. Plus, the listener confession is a story of unexpected chemistry with a stranger whilst being in a relationship… what would you do? Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/23·53m 58s

Your Confessions… “I’m not gay BUT”

This confession is a love letter to the LBGTQ+ community and queer spaces that only ask you to show up as you are. Candice and Sarel talk about flirting outside of society's expectation, how we owe so much to the queer community and why you need your own definition of success.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/23·9m 45s

We are the target but never the headline

In the closet this week, Candice and Sarel get into how we don’t understand how much twisted stuff is on the internet, why Matthew McConaughey is setting the standard for parenting your kids online and there’s debate over Elon Musk’s 600 Tweet limit.Plus, Sarel confesses the crucial part of her morning routine that readies her for the day, Candice reveals “the worst thing” her white ex-boyfriend has ever heard and the problematic diet culture forced upon us growing up in the 90s. Plus, the confession from our cousin this week is a beautiful love letter of sisterhood and why you have to always tell your important people how much they mean to you. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/23·40m 18s

Your Confessions… “The Man ain’t Man Enough”

This week’s bonus confession has us questioning (with peace and love) who the real villain of the story is here.Sarel and Candice discuss retaliation that doesn’t match the crime, the lack of male intuition and what’s the proper response when your partner has checked out of the relationship. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/23·9m 18s

Heavy hearts and light eyes

Candice almost wets herself in this episode, so you know you’re in for a good one. Sarel confesses a shocking financial secret, the girls get into when a parking ticket is worth it and Candice reveals her true feelings about coloured contact lenses which turns into a hilarious and chaotic closet rant.Plus, the listener confession “How can I support my best friend?” features a two-decade-long friendship, a mum who knew about her son’s cheating and the constant downsides of being ‘the other woman’. Spoiler alert – if you haven’t seen the most recent season of Succession there is a spoiler at 29:45-30:19… you’ve been warned.Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/23·39m 33s

Your Confessions… “I feel like I’ve failed as a girlfriend”

It’s listener confession time and this week’s cousin feels like she’s failed her partner, but Sarel and Candice are here to remind you that it’s not always about you…The conversation covers toxic female friends, confusing niceness with readiness, letting people into your relationship and getting your eyes checked to what you’re allowing yourself to put up with. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/23·13m 50s

Dating men with money is an extreme sport

Candice has something to say on women who put “Wife” in their bio and Sarel shares the harsh reality of dating rich men. Candice discusses the ick around judging other’s relationship status, why you have to stop ignoring red flags just because you want to be married and how to stop being tricked into being a wife if you haven’t got the ring!Plus, the girls let out the rage about Keke Palmer’s husband’s AUDACITY, Sarel tells the horrors she witnessed while dating a man with money and the listener confession gets into how to navigate baby mamas, bonus daughters and a man’s doggish ways. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/23·52m 13s

“If Oprah’s doin’ it why can’t I?!“

SURPRISE! Sarel and Candice are back!!!We’re kicking off season 3 with the live episode that was recorded when the cousins gathered at the Soho Theatre, for the first ever Closet Confessions LIVE!Candice and Sarel share confessions in front of a packed audience, before turning it over to the crowd for some mass messiness and group healing. Get ready for season 3 and follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 If you missed out on tickets this time, make sure you’re the first to know next time by subscribing to the Closet Confessions newsletter where the tickets are announced first! Head to https://www.closetconfessionspod.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/23·59m 34s

Your Confessions… “My mother took my contraception”

This week’s listener confession has Candice and Sarel dissecting the consequences of controlling parents and why we desperately need decent sex education.Sarel and Candice share their thoughts on why it’s reasonable to wonder about the what-ifs in life, showing up for other women and the lack thereof, as well as a deranged birds and the bees discussion. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/23·15m 41s

Cosplaying the hood

The closet is opening for the final time this season and on the agenda today: Candice unloads a childhood confession which shows where you start isn’t where you end up, why Sarel likes to pretend she was brought up in the hood, why we’re sick of people playing dumb on why black women are single, Sarel confesses to twerking to a specific genre of music, why ultimately you always have to be you for the universe to give you what you deserve, and a confession from ‘The Exhausted Black Woman Engineer’. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/23·51m 55s

Your Confessions… “Seasonal Cravings”

This week’s bonus confession is from a cousin who is asking for advice on how to handle her wandering eye despite being married for almost a decade. Sarel and Candice get into the double standards of sex, the almighty hall pass and the realistic struggles of monogamy. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/23·16m 29s

Break the bracelet

In the closet this week, Sarel confesses her plan for getting help for her household, how western society has tricked us into forgetting that it DO take a village to raise a child and Candice shares the number one piece of advice she gives to new mothers. Candice then talks about the dark side of manifestation, shares a storytime of fraud and curses, and the girls also get into the rules of house clothes. Finally, we have our listener confession “My boyfriend of 5 years makes empty promises”... you can see where this one is going. Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/23·51m 25s

Your Confessions… “My family just stood and watched me go through hell”

TW: This episode discusses sexual assault and sexual violence. This week's bonus confession allows Candice and Sarel to give advice and validation to a girl suffering after assault and family estrangement. The discussion leads to talk of studying being a safe space, emotional regulation, generational trauma andchanting down Babylon on someone's head. As Candice recommends, please look at BAATN for help with therapy:The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/23·15m 56s

We need to bring back secrets

The closet is FULL to the brim this week! Sarel and Candice discuss why some of you need to keep more things to yourself, Summer Walker, Gabrielle Union’s questionable financial decisions with her husband, Sarel gives her Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour review, nepo babies and creating nepo children, the Beckhams and something funky is in our listener confessor's eye . Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodDon’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7Tickets for the live show on the 27th June go on sale on the 31st May, at closetconfessionspod.com! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/23·42m 4s

Your Confessions… “Newly single and ready to un-mingle already!”

Come along for a confusing and exhilarating ride in the closet this week, as this unhinged listener confession about a newly divorced man and his online escapades brings chaos, screaming and a surprise appearance from Candice’s husband (Uncle Bodé). Follow the show on Instagram @closetconfessionspodIf you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/23·9m 49s

“Why have nipples got you in such a frenzy?”

Candice’s fascination with all things morbid comes out of the closet, after a confession for her desire to one day become a… funeral home owner and Sarel confesses that she’d be a great nudist, after growing up in a conservative ‘bra and nipple covers’ household. Plus, the girls receive an unpunctuated and slightly unhinged listener confession about a revenge threesome that tore a family apart.TW: This episode discusses sexual assault, sexual violence and pedophilia in the context of bodily autonomy.Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/23·54m 21s

Your Confessions… My white boyfriend just doesn't get it

The question from the listener confession this week is how to navigate their interracial relationship, and with love, you might not like the answer…Sarel and Candice share their thoughts and advice for when you and your partner are from different races or religions and how ultimately you need to be showing up as your true self. If you have a confession you need to get off your chest, send it anonymously here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/23·12m 54s

Could this be what gets us cancelled?

Opening up the closet this week, Candice’s confession that she could have gotten a black guy fired requires a serious amount of unpacking and sees the Karen within rising up…Sarel’s confession has us missing a certain messy talk show host, which then gets the girls into a chaotic and hilarious conversation about cancel culture, the awful stigma around not breastfeeding your kids and only a minor threat to life (which Sarel does not co-sign).Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/23·49m 40s

Your confessions… “I’m getting a divorce!!!”

We’re sending you a bill for Candice’s medication because these confessions are TOO MUCH! Two bonus confessions for you this week: one Closet Cousin shares how the podcast helped her find the self respect to make some serious life decisions, and the second “What does the future hold for me and my boyfriend” asks how to get her other half to stop being so flakey and commit… If your confession has appeared on the podcast and you have an update, we want to hear from you! Send it through the usual form with the title of the episode it featured: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/23·17m 56s

“Just f off”

What we are NOT doing is policing reactions, and there’s some strong words about it in this episode. In the closet this week, Candice confesses who’s been drying her downstairs up and Sarel gets A LOT off her chest: including an infuriating story from US college basketball (we love you Angel Reese) and side eying a certain someone from Love & HipHop (he gave two Rolexes to WHO?).  We also have a moving listener confession which talks about finding love, sexuality and illness – yes the girlies are crying again!Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/23·56m 37s

Your Confessions… Nice while it didn’t last

We learn that the grass isn’t always greener this week, and sometimes you unfortunately learn that by some absolute trash d*ck. Sarel and Candice also read out a listener message ‘With Love from New York’ before sharing a horrifying confession that should have involved pulling up the p*ssy drawbridge quicker than Candice throwing tampons in reaction to this story.If you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/23·17m 41s

Mo money mo problems

This episode is bringing the drama… Sarel and Candice return to the closet to discuss the whirlwind story of Candice’s wedding dress tailor, the hamster wheel of life and why you should NEVER let your job run you into the ground. We’ve also got a listener confessions from ‘Miss Havisham’ (don’t worry, the girls skipped that GCSE lesson too, they do explain who this is…) which leads the closet girlies into talking about losing your identity as a stay-at-home-mum, how society determines breadwinners, and why your man should 100% be your biggest supporter. Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/23·51m 59s

Your Confessions… “His mum’s food tastes like wet foot”

We hope you’re hungry! We’ve got TWO confessions for you on the bonus episode this week.Sarel and Candice share their thoughts on horrendous in-law cooking (both uncooked and unseasoned…), why Filet-O-Fish at McDonalds has a hold on the Black community, and the girls are bringing Nando’s hotness back into the conversation. If you have a confession you need to get off your chest, send it anonymously here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/23·12m 54s

Am I lying or just manifesting?

This week in the closet, you’ll learn why you should never make Sarel feel stupid and why you seriously need to hide your personal gummies from your kids.Confessions this week include Sarel’s inside jokes with herself, if Anna Delvey was a master scammer or manifester and how to get your child to stop lying with only a minor threat of hospitalisation. Plus, we have a listener confession from someone that’s questioning her childhood best friend based on relationship and life choices…Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/23·36m 14s

Your Confessions… “I let his mother know he cheated then left”

This week's bonus confessions have no advice, just gasps and cheers. Settle in and listen to this week's listener confession which is a wild ride of affairs, snooping and petty revenge.If you have a confession you need to get off your chest, send it anonymously here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/23·5m 59s

A bag of panties and a ghetto twin

The beautiful thing about the closet is that we don’t always have to agree, and boy are this week's confessions a TOUCH divisive… Candice reveals a blasphemous fashion confession (don’t come for her pigeon clutch though), the girls discuss their true feelings about Rihanna’s Superbowl performance and Sarel lets slip the one thing she will never say around white people. This week's wild confession “Single for 18 years!” takes us on a whole journey and starts a conversation about the bare minimum we expect from men, whether you should close yourself off from different races when dating, and how the hell we ended up with this episode title…Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/23·49m 8s

Your Confessions… “Baby daddy regret”

That’s right, with the new season you’ll be seeing us twice a week!Sarel and Candice have generously offered up a BONUS EPISODE to bring you one of the deepest confessions yet! They discuss finding yourself after as a single parent and those self-talk red flags we all need reminding of and how to get to the best version of yourself simply for you!If you have a confession you need to get off your chest, pop it anonymously in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/23·14m 22s

Saturn is Saturning

RISE UP!!! The closet is back open for season 2!The first confessions of the season have Candice and Sarel calling out Saturn for returning, ruining our lives and stealing our hair. The girls also get into the battle of being relatable online, why you should not have to suffer to be relatable, and of course, a listener confession which begs the question – do you tell your friend that you hate her man? Get ready for another season of cry-laughing and straight up crying.Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/23·54m 52s

Valentine’s special: “What in the lack of girl power is going on”

It’s the final episode of season 1 and there are tears throughout – but don't worry, we're coming back in March! For everything from gratitude, friendship and TWO extremely unexpected confessions from Sarel… it’s chaos guys.In this jam packed Valentine’s Day special, Candice and Sarel are starting with self love by sharing an incredible email sent in by one of you; before catching up on The Grammys, Beyoncé tickets, and why music videos just do not hit like they used to.Plus the final listener confession of the season is a journey of excellent word play, cheating, and self pleasure… the goop of it all. Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/23·1h 5m

“AS A MAN!!”...Sarel's Papa John's story

If you’re not comfortable with cry-laughing in public - take this as your warning to listen in privacy.Welcome back to the closet - this episode had Candice, Sarel, and the whole production team needing to call a time-out after struggling to breathe while listening to Sarel's *hilarious* story of when she hit a Papa John’s driver off his bike….If that wasn’t enough, the listener confession this week “I tweaked her photo” is a SCANDAL. Whoever you are, wherever you are, know that we love you - but stay away from our pics.Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet, and send your anonymous confessions in here: https://forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/23·49m 52s

Self-sabotage, scrolling under the sheets and parental disappointment

It might not be Valentine's Day just yet but this week, it’s all about relationships and things are getting deep.Candice opens up about her relationship and marriage with Bodé, Sarel shares her latest love confession and together, they help a listener battling with sexuality and acceptance.So if you’re looking for a sign to recalibrate and get your love life back in order, here it is….Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: https://forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/23·48m 49s

He kisses like a chicken…

We’re back in the closet of confession with Candice and Sarel. This week, it’s deep.Sit tight and hear this one out right to the end, we’re talking about black girly beauty standards, the world STILL being behind on correctly pronouncing “difficult” names and getting 25-for-life for your baby names.And of course - your confessions. This week…. Chicken kisses?!Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: https://forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/23·1h 4m

Give me grace for my lace!

This week in the closet, Candice and Sarel are back and bringing confessions in abundance that covers wigs, social anxiety and ends with a listener confession that brings us to a stunned silence… You can also hear chat about why we all need to give out more compliments - especially those that don’t validate beauty, and why is it that being your confident and funny self can mean people don’t believe your social anxiety… even our own mothers?!Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet and send your anonymous confessions in here: forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/23·1h 3m

“I once dated a guy who pretended to go to work”

Candice and Sarel are back in the closet of confession and this week, it’s a pep talk on reaching your full potential so please, take a second to push those headphones a little further.This week it’s all about why you need to listen to your jealousy, real talk on becoming the most ambitious version of yourself and why you need to “pull up the p***y drawbridge”!Don’t forget, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet, and send your anonymous confessions in here: https://forms.gle/isf8odGDSn1S3FSz7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/23·42m 21s

Ghetto twins, Colons and Kiddibups

This week, Candice and Sarel are starting off with a colon confession and ending on one of your “sneaky me time” secrets...Amongst that, we’re diving into why you need to tune into what your dreams are trying to tell you and why you need to get demoting without appraisal.As ever, what’s said in the closet, stays in the closet. So make sure you send in your anonymous confessions here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rJYIc0IT7T322bBL3gZIOcXg70M3gp8yFmcXtfzhMhw/edit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/23·47m 27s

The Pilot: Welcome to the closet

Closet Confessions is HERE. Candice Brathwaite and Coco Sarel are getting comfortable in Candice’s closet, ready to drop some of their truths and yours.In this pilot episode, Candice and Sarel share their confessions before going in on your christmas and gifting confessions…Wow did you come through - we’re never eating at any of your houses and we’re hoping you didn’t get our name at secret santa - that’s all we can say.If you’d like to send in an anonymous confession, please send them in here.And remember…. What is said in the closet, stays in the closet… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/22·54m 27s
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