- December 15, 2020
Tully chats about her plans for the summer break and she reflects on the Too Much Tully podcast, her favourite episode, guests and what’s in store for 2021.
On today’s episode:
- Tully’s plans for her summer break
- Jess’ dating update
- Reflecting on the Too Much Tully Podcast
- Tully’s favourite episode and guests
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Tully Smyth: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to episode 22 of too much Tali the final episode for 2020. And boy, what are you? We've all had. We thought we'd take this episode today to reflect on the past 21 episodes, I'll highlights, low lights and everything in between as always my trustee to I say, Jess is here to help me wrap things up so that further ado let's jump straight in.
Jess Lucas: [00:00:25] Alrighty. So we've come to our final episode.
Tully Smyth: [00:00:29] I'm sad, especially sad because we had a few at the plant and Pat to sort of like cut things short because the way the year's gone. So I feel like this is a little bit of an anticlimax, but you know, we'll make the most of it.
Jess Lucas: [00:00:39] Yeah. What's planned for you Bray.
Tully Smyth: [00:00:42] I don't, I mean, I don't have a whole lot plan. I'm going home on Wednesday, which will be good. Say the fan goes back to Sydney. See my friends. Um, I obviously haven't seen him for quite a while now. Thanks to COVID I'm always a little bit apprehensive as we've sort of touched on previously a bit nervy going home, especially after so long away from home.
Um, but it should be good. Hopefully it's a nice weather. If you go to the beach, you go to Gordon's Bay and my favorite spots in Sydney, um, catch up with friends. I've got a few fun little things plan. I've got a catch up with my high school girlfriends, which is good. Um, we don't see each other very often, but when we do, it's like no time has passed at all.
We just get absolutely lit and start singing, like Asha songs and making, but the kids are coming his time, which will be interesting. Everyone's bringing their partners and children. Yeah. So that's interesting. I really wish I could bring someone and not be like the only person alone, but that's okay.
Have you got
Jess Lucas: [00:01:39] any romantic plans with the boyfriend this summer?
Tully Smyth: [00:01:42] I mean, I, uh, boy, the term boyfriend is still a little loosey goosey. Um, well, no, I mean, it's just, it's, it's a weird one. Cause it's like, what do you you're in the honeymoon phase? Well, no, I'm actually, I actually struggled with this question because I'm like what, first of all, a bit out of the game for so long.
So I didn't know the rules, like, I don't know the rules. I think someone has to ask you to be their girlfriend. Like
Jess Lucas: [00:02:08] if you
Tully Smyth: [00:02:09] think so, but then I've been told that's the case. Okay.
Jess Lucas: [00:02:13] I'm also out of the game for too long that I don't know how this stuff works anymore.
Tully Smyth: [00:02:17] Clearly, quite clearly, because I'm like, when people ask me, I like choke on like some days it's say, what are you?
And I'm like, ah, like, do you say I'm seeing someone that seems pretty cool.
Jess Lucas: [00:02:31] Yeah. I don't know. It is really hard for the first few weeks months maybe
Tully Smyth: [00:02:35] like who makes the call? Like, are you at an event or something or at like a pub and then like, Does he say it and then that's what we are. Is it a discussion anyway?
Jess Lucas: [00:02:44] Do you ask, are we exclusive?
Tully Smyth: [00:02:45] Maybe we know we're exclusive.
Jess Lucas: [00:02:47] Well then you're boyfriend and girlfriend. All right.
Tully Smyth: [00:02:49] Well, I thought, but apparently that's not the case. Our good friend, violet Benson, who we had on the show, she just released some kind of like clip. I watched it. Was it a tick-tock or was it an Instagram?
Can't remember, but she was like, You can be sleeping. I'm not, I'm going to try and do her accent. You can be saving with a guy. You can be going on dates. You can be going away for a little getaways texting all the time, but until he asks you to be his girlfriend, you're not his girlfriend. So I'm like, well, fuck.
I don't want the fuck. I'm doing okay. Well I
Jess Lucas: [00:03:17] think maybe we need to get him to, is he listening to the show yet?
Tully Smyth: [00:03:22] He sneakily listens to bits and pieces.
Jess Lucas: [00:03:25] He hears this bit. And then this weekend, maybe
Tully Smyth: [00:03:27] he tried to start at the beginning. He started it episode one and was texting me his thoughts as he was listening to it.
And it got to a point where he was like, he called me like to confess. It was so cute. He was like, I turned it off, just letting you know, I've turned it off. And I was like, okay, that's cool. He was like, he was like, it just felt like I was, it just went wrong. I was like, it felt like I was getting like a sneaky insight that I.
Okay. He's like, I'd just rather find out about you through you and through hanging out with you, because I don't want like a cheat sheet guide to you, which I think is I like that because it's kind of really unnerving and it makes me feel exposed, but like he can literally get a cheat sheet to, you know, what I like what my fees are and I don't have that kind of, you are.
How far time
Jess Lucas: [00:04:15] covered so many
Tully Smyth: [00:04:16] topics this year. I know, but I didn't get that same thing back. Right. Like I don't get that kind of quick cheat sheet to him. So I'd rather us both be on the same playing field, but not to do your question. Sorry. I digress as usual. Um, we are going away to Dallas for this weekend, which is really exciting.
I'm looking forward to that. So just a real chill downtime in Dallas-Fort and then I go home for a couple of weeks and he'll be here with his family for Christmas, and then. We've kind of agreed to spend new years together, but we don't have any strong plans. And then I've booked a trip to Brisbane for his birthday, uh, early Jan.
Cute. Are you
Jess Lucas: [00:04:54] going there for
Tully Smyth: [00:04:55] just a couple of nights? Like four nights? Cause he's back at work. So, um, it's just that , I don't know which ways I pronounce it. It's a hard tail in Brisbane. I've been before. It is so stunning and I've been dying to go back. It's like one of the first places I wanted to go back to once the borders open.
So I mean, it's for his birthday, I'm like, I'm shouting him, but like also it's kind of for me and I, I kind of started that. But you will be taking 101 photos of me that like 101, right. Prepare for that. Sorry,
Jess Lucas: [00:05:27] we're coming up to 20, 21. How you feeling about it? Have you set any new year's resolutions? What are you, what are you plans for next year?
Tully Smyth: [00:05:34] Look, I don't like setting these resolutions and then letting myself down and then beating myself about letting myself down. Um, I have like goals or like, I guess concepts or like plans that I want to do, but I didn't really vocalize them because then. If I don't stick to them, then no one knows that I've let myself down.
I feel like y'all someone that would have like a fucking least laminated next year, free fridge or something like your reservations. You are on a
Jess Lucas: [00:05:58] no lemonade. Hit
Tully Smyth: [00:05:59] God is printed on like wards. You've chipped. You chipped it into a piece of water. You've you haven't like done like beautiful calligraphy. So it's so like, No at Genoa.
Jess Lucas: [00:06:12] I usually, I do set goals for myself, but, um, I also try not to verbalize them as well because of, uh, you know, failing and whatnot, because let's be honest most of the time I don't really stick to them. Um, but I think my overarching goal for next year is probably just to beat you as my fucking life upside down this year.
And it was too much with 2020 and carve it and everything else that came with it. So next year, I just want to. I just want to hang out, maybe a dog. That'd be good. If I could just have a dog by the end of the year.
Tully Smyth: [00:06:45] I think you're already pretty chill. No,
Jess Lucas: [00:06:48] I'm chill, but as in like my life and needs to still, I just want, I just don't want too many ups and downs.
I just want it to be.
Tully Smyth: [00:06:54] I mean, to be fair. Yes, you did, you know, change career path and all that stuff, but I don't really think global pandemic was, it was your fault. I think it was kind of out of your control.
Jess Lucas: [00:07:03] No, I know, but it's, it was just too much to handle, you know? So I just want to chill.
Tully Smyth: [00:07:08] Nothing is too much, Jess.
That's the whole point of this podcast. I'm surprised you haven't pointed out my backdrop for this evening or this morning, this morning. Cause usually it's flowers behind me. And what is it today?
Jess Lucas: [00:07:19] Oh, you'll lift my right. You've always got alcohol there.
Tully Smyth: [00:07:23] That's the bar cart vibe. Yes. For
Jess Lucas: [00:07:26] those who can't see, tele has got a big box of bird in hand.
Of course, obviously a couple of cases, maybe of white claw. And is that a cheeky second bottle over there to the left
Tully Smyth: [00:07:39] actually three bottles I was trying to hide behind the case of burden had look it's for the weekend. Obviously. Like I just bought some supplies. I love bread and hand sparkling, as we know.
Um, and I've been trying, I want to try what closed the store long. Cause tick talks made me want to try them, but they've been so impossible to get this landing in Australia. So I bought a couple of. Uh, full packs of mango white claws so that I can truly realize my basic bitch tick-tock dreams. That's what I want to do.
How many nights are you going for again? Just tonight and then Saturday night and Sunday, because he's got work. Yeah. A real life job. And what about you? So what are your plans for new year's? Do you have any fun plans for new years?
Jess Lucas: [00:08:17] Um, it's my girlfriend's 30th on these or the new year's Eve day. And so I think I'll probably just hang out with her.
She's a, she's a mum to two. Um, so it's going to be a family affair and then she's already flagged that she's going to be in bed before 12. Sorry. I might just keep it. You and guard harms and my mom and my sisters, and just hanging out with the fan potentially.
Tully Smyth: [00:08:40] Um, Dave's always such a, sorry, I've raided, there's so much build up and planning and people, you know, scrambling trying to make the funnest plans and like, you know, you make a plan, but then you hear about a better one and you want to like change plans and.
I've always preferred to use day. Like I, I liked these day, if I'm going to go to an event or a party or something, I'd rather it be a nice day potty than it needs a potty. Yeah. I agree. I feel like I spent new year's Eve once in New York in the middle of times square. And like, he can't really beat that.
Like that's like, that's, that's like the stereotypical cliche, new year's Eve night
Jess Lucas: [00:09:12] to do that at least once. And then
Tully Smyth: [00:09:13] after you've done that, which is funny though, because if you live in New York or you have lived in New York, you will know. But the locals be like, get the fuck out of time, square for Bernese.
But as a tourist, I think it was only like 21 back then. I would have just been 21 as a 21 year old on her first overseas trip. Um, you know, big road trip, spending knees, even time square. I was pretty bloody amazing, but my house I paid it it's really, really sad that there's no fireworks. Is she, like, she keeps talking about like she's dead.
No, that would be fireworks. I don't know if it's because um, they encourage crowds. Uh, apostle crowds gathering. Um, I don't think it's to do with any economical. I mean, they cost a fucking fortune and money, which could have been spent on other more important things if you ask me. Um, but Peter is devastated, devastated, just so upset.
She wants the fireworks back. Do you know what
Jess Lucas: [00:10:03] I've always said? This I've lived in this apartment for five years and I've got this beautiful, massive window looking out over the city. And one year, I just want to say at home with a partner maybe, and watch him because it's so beautiful.
Tully Smyth: [00:10:17] I'm glad you touched on that because I feel like the people that listen to as a, too much Tali really want a dating update from you.
Cause obviously, you know, we all know what I'm up to at the moment. What are you up to you? Are you back on the apps? We have anyone we're talking to it's cuffing season, apparently, which is obviously a term we've learnt on podcasts. The
Jess Lucas: [00:10:38] other day, have you watched that? Yeah.
Tully Smyth: [00:10:40] Okay. But he's Australian, you know, that.
Jess Lucas: [00:10:43] Well, yeah, I could, yeah, the accent it's uh, I mean, it was a lame movie it's really bad,
Tully Smyth: [00:10:48] but it was those, those Netflix, yeah. Those Netflix like chit, you know, they're gonna be shit, but like it's, that's what you sign up for. You know, they really good on planes. They're so good on planes. Cause you're not really wasting any of your time with the shitty movie or if you're Hoggle Macau shirts, like a Friday night, you get a face Moscow and those are the best kind of movies.
Jess Lucas: [00:11:04] Um, and so I'm just wondering where the hell my man is. Like that, that just wants to hang out with me on dates and, you know, come to functions in the cans.
Tully Smyth: [00:11:13] Yeah. So are you putting in the effort, like, are you on, are you back on the app? So you making time to like try and meet people?
Jess Lucas: [00:11:19] Um, I'm on hinge and I check it occasionally, but I'm not being proactive at all.
Tully Smyth: [00:11:25] I don't know. They're just
Jess Lucas: [00:11:26] kills me. I just can't deal with the men on there. Like you put in an effort and then like, you'll say something and they'll come back with other nothing, or what's his face. Once you to start the chat. And you're like,
Tully Smyth: [00:11:39] I know, but as someone who's stuck with apps for literally seven years, like I was on Bumble, I was on Tinder.
I was on happened. I was on hinge. I was on Raya. Like I gave every upper go. I still believe that hinge is the best simply because of the fact that you do get that kind of quick snapshot into their personality, as well as the photos with those sort of questions you have to answer. Um, But, you know, I stuck to it.
I like, look, I found myself a great guy. I definitely,
Jess Lucas: [00:12:09] our algorithms are completely different. I don't get people that look like him on my hinge profile.
Tully Smyth: [00:12:17] Trust me, he's a diamond in the rough. Like it takes a lot of swiping to find a guy that looks like that.
Jess Lucas: [00:12:23] Yeah, I get to the end
Tully Smyth: [00:12:25] all the time. Maybe you need to loosen your parameters.
What have you got it on? Uh, uh,
Jess Lucas: [00:12:31] yeah, 35 kilometers potentially Melbourne.
Tully Smyth: [00:12:35] Well, we both know that my boy doesn't live in Melbourne to maybe where where's he from? He's he's down the beach.
Jess Lucas: [00:12:44] Ah, yeah. Um, okay, so maybe I need to open that up. I've got the age, I lowered it to 26 and then I've had to bump it back up because I would just too much.
Tully Smyth: [00:12:53] Where were you also know that? My guy's a bit younger than me just being too picky. I think everyone should be picky. That back peak is the wrong word. Maybe you need to be more open-minded with your parameters. Yeah. Cause I know, I, I thought I had, yeah, somethings. You need to be able to, you know, have some wiggle room with, and I feel like where they live, you know, if you meet someone really, really great an hour, isn't a deal breaker.
Just, it's just not four hours for sure. Four hours is hot. That's that's long distance basically. But an ally, if you meet someone really great, you just make it work. But stuff like, you know, stuff that affects your morals. Like I really, really, really don't like smokers. And so I had, you know, my settings set to no smokers and sometimes I'd go, Oh, am I being too harsh?
Or am I asking for too much? But then it's like, No worries at all
Jess Lucas: [00:13:44] affect your day-to-day life.
Tully Smyth: [00:13:45] For sure. And you know, I went on that date with that guy who ends up being on the bachelorette and, uh, he kept leaving the table to go have cigarettes. And I was like, yeah, nah, this is gross. You're choosing to spend time with a cigarette.
I was spending time with me. I am out, but maybe you do need to be a little bit, maybe set some goals
Jess Lucas: [00:14:04] then the new years and I've got to go on five dates before we come back.
Tully Smyth: [00:14:08] We still have to do a double day. That's still happening. Just because my, my date won't be a guy. Well, I mean, he still is a guy of him just to be fair.
This is true.
Jess Lucas: [00:14:18] Can we put the call out to everyone, listening to find me someone?
Tully Smyth: [00:14:22] Oh my God. Yes. That is a great idea. That is a great idea, ladies, if you're listening, if you have a lovely guy, friend, a brother, a cousin, even an ex-boyfriend that can kind of chill with still. Send him on, through send a profile through.
That's fine. Jess, a date for 2021.
Jess Lucas: [00:14:39] Excellent. Thanks guys. All right. So for this episode, um, I really wanted to recap on the past six months. Uh, we've done 22 weeks of recording. This is our 22nd episode. Um, and I really can't believe that we've done for the year. I'm really sad that I'm not gonna talk to you as much.
Well, so texts, obviously,
Tully Smyth: [00:14:58] I think about when you're
Jess Lucas: [00:14:59] back.
Tully Smyth: [00:15:00] Yeah, of course. Of course we still haven't like the Christmas party was fun and I had so much fun with you that day. We definitely got lit, but like, we still have to have like a night where, you know, it's just me. Yeah. Just you and me all the time.
Yeah, absolutely. I can be wing man. Right? Last fucking embarrass. You usually like probably just embarrass you, but I'll give it my best shot. Thank you.
Jess Lucas: [00:15:18] Oh, wait, wait man woman.
Tully Smyth: [00:15:20] Wow. I really, that was a Haitian
Jess Lucas: [00:15:23] Andy reference.
Tully Smyth: [00:15:23] I really hard. That's gotta be very tough. Yeah.
Jess Lucas: [00:15:26] Oh, I would have wing mans here.
Tully Smyth: [00:15:29] I glad that I didn't need that kind of assistance to
Jess Lucas: [00:15:33] all right.
Moving along. I have a few questions for you to recap on the year. Um, so who has been your favorite guest and why?
Tully Smyth: [00:15:43] Oh, that's a good question. Cause we've had some really great guests and also from like different kind of parts of my life. Like we've had Talia my ex girlfriend we've had drew my ex boyfriend, had my dad, plus he's cutting sock.
We've had Abby who I love violet Benson. I mean Kyruus and caring, which is a Ruby blimp on the radio right up. Um, we've had Janell, who's obviously a messy, I'm going to say, I'm going to say Janell because. I knew she was really nervous. Um, and she did such a good job. And so many people, you know, felt, um, that that episode helped them.
And that episode definitely helped her. Like she's not stopped thanking me for the opportunity to be on the podcast. I was like, mate, you did us a favor. What are you talking about? Um, I really like that app. I thought it was a really good app. Some docs, you know, I
Jess Lucas: [00:16:35] also one of our most high performing apps, I think the whole turning 30 vibe, a lot of people related to that and the, the, I don't want to say issues, but the
Tully Smyth: [00:16:45] rashes that come with the big three, zero.
Yeah. There's definitely more episodes in that whole thing. Like, we can talk about that for days and days and days, and we will in the future, but yeah, I'm going to say Janell. Who was your favorite guest? You can't send your notes here. No, no, no.
Sorry. That was my favorite.
Jess Lucas: [00:17:06] Guest and probably my favorite episode,
Tully Smyth: [00:17:08] just cause we had so much fun. It was so much fun. And I know that like it's been so fun and we've done such a good job. All things considered. I'm not only recording the episode visor, you know, in our homes, but also building a rapport with each other through a screen there.
Like when I, when we hung out at the Christmas party last week, Blows my mind that we've only met like a handful of times, like I know, or something times, because you feel like, you know, I've been friends with you forever. Forget. That was a fun app. I think the ones in person, always fun. Like I like seeing your face in front of me when we do it
Jess Lucas: [00:17:37] here, we just vibe with each other.
Okay. So what was your favorite app
Tully Smyth: [00:17:40] and why? Okay. Again, like there's big heavy ones, the ones that did get sort of a reaction from the listeners where they were, my inbox blows up, you know, there's, the fertility episode was amazing. Um, I said college episode was amazing. Those are the episodes where my inbox is full of listeners being like, thank you so much for doing an episode.
Thank you. So even the grudge graveyard, people were like, thank you so much for that episode. Those ones, um, mean a lot to me because they mean a lot to other people. But in terms of like having fun and recording it, I think one of our first, like lightened Fluffy's about being single where it's just you and me talking shit about dating apps.
Like when you and I laugh and we finish an episode and we're like both bouncing around and buzzing, like those episodes of my favorite.
Jess Lucas: [00:18:26] Yeah. Yeah. I agree.
Tully Smyth: [00:18:27] What about you?
Jess Lucas: [00:18:29] Um, well, yeah, the drew one is probably the.
Tully Smyth: [00:18:34] It's my favorite. We get it. We understand. I mean,
Jess Lucas: [00:18:37] I had fun on the headphone, on the Kier in one as well.
Not because of it was him. It was just, we were laughing. We just laughed a lot.
Tully Smyth: [00:18:45] Yeah. It was a good one. I think any episode where we were a different person be drinking, like that's always fun, right? Like it's fun. I wish we could be. I mean, I've got my culture of being a good go again. Um, but yeah, that was a fun one.
Jess Lucas: [00:19:02] been your funniest moment
Tully Smyth: [00:19:03] then? Definitely. When I, um, Oh, is it a few ones now? I can't just pick one. Uh, you just like losing your shit in front of jury. Like you just like making all kinds of awkward weed jokes, weeds, hand, symbols, like you just completely like geeking out, like losing your cool, like.
It's the same things you've never said before, making dirty jokes, like staring at him. Like that was really funny. But also looking back that Hitler, I'd take a big swig of soda water, and then I guess, fun. I got to speak at it, like go in my esophagus and I go right up to the camera, the microphone. So we capture it.
Fuck that clip makes me laugh. Sorry, boss. Sorry. Funny. Listen. I've watched that clip back. I'm going to say an excessive 50 times. Yeah, it is so funny. And it's annoying because like I know not everyone follows too much Tali. You should, if you don't have to add too much time on Instagram, because that's where you put the video clips.
You guys are always asking to see the full video versions of the episodes. What doing that just yet, but you can see the best bit too much telly on Instagram, but please end the episode just in your ear holes, you don't quite catch what's happened. Don't you think like, you don't quite know what's going on, but when you watch that clip and be like, Oh my God.
Jess Lucas: [00:20:19] And cause you can say our reactions as well because we're off the mic. So you can't actually see us pissing ourselves laughing. Cause
Tully Smyth: [00:20:27] I terrify my, I scare myself. I'm like, look, I don't know where it's come from, but it will remade it. And I'm all like, that was fucking funny. It was so fucking funny. That was funny thinking about it or watch it.
Also fine, which wasn't an episode, but you again can catch the clip. Um, at too much, telly was the, um, the fun lab games we did. That was good with the daily edits with a daily talk show, boys. Um, And the rest of the team. And I had to sort of, I wasn't, I didn't know what to expect from that night, but it was actually so much fun.
We won, obviously. Of course we did. Yeah, of course we did. Um, watching those clips back together, it was also really funny.
Jess Lucas: [00:21:07] Should the Instagram account is just literally going to be a montage of us pissing ourselves from here on in,
Tully Smyth: [00:21:11] but like that's the best part of the show. Like that's what makes me smile and I'm sure that's what makes a lot of people smile.
Yeah. That's good posting it. Um,
Jess Lucas: [00:21:19] what's the status moment?
Tully Smyth: [00:21:22] Ooh. I mean, I think there was a chunk, um, in the episode with my dad that we caught, that was quite emotional. Um, we cut it for a few reasons. Dad lives in the Bush, in the middle, middle of the Bush in Hornsby and he's internet. Wasn't great. So it was kind of crackly and, um, that was pretty sad.
And then I guess, yeah, the medium chat, obviously he was quite an emotional episode. Um, Yeah, that was pretty heavy. Those are the episodes that take me a couple of days to recover from, like I said this before, I think, but I don't think people realize how much I, yeah, it's called too much Tali and I've always been happy and open and willing to share my highs and lows and be vulnerable to make other people feel less alone.
I've always said, I'll do that. You know, if, if me beating myself up makes it just one person feel less alone, I'm happy to do it. But. Well people, I think maybe don't realize is how draining that can be on me and how exposing myself and opening myself up like that. That can take me some time to recover from, um, you know, I, I do it once when we were called the episode and that's exhausting and I feel drained from that, but then I have to kind of relive it again when we drop the episode that following week.
And I have to listen to the episode and I have everyone else's thoughts and feelings and opinions, and that again is super draining. So. I love doing it, and I think they're important episodes and I love that I'm going to have that forever to listen back to, but yeah, I think those two, probably the saddest.
Jess Lucas: [00:22:54] Yeah. I'd have to agree. Um, but then the only other one that I would add to that, and maybe it's because it's a personal thing was the turning 30 episode because I did turn 30 this year and, um, I'm still facing a lot of those, um, pressures, I suppose, that come with it and, and whatnot, and just reflecting on.
What that meant for me. And then also the way it made other people feel. I think it was that'd
Tully Smyth: [00:23:19] be good. Yeah, totally. I think that there is, there is something powerful in realizing that you're not alone with those thoughts and feelings. Um, You know, I had so many people reach out and say, Oh my God, you know, I've been worried about X, Y, Z as well, or obviously exactly the same thing.
And, um, and it's just, it's just goes to show, I mean, you and I come from such different walks of life and we were strangers up until six months ago, and yet we had such a similar experience turning 30. And so you can only imagine how many others that are listening have had similar experiences, but there's definitely power in, in, um, us all sort of doing it too.
Jess Lucas: [00:23:53] Yeah, definitely. Um, what does
Tully Smyth: [00:23:55] the podcast meant for you this year? Oh, my God it's been everything. Oh, I'm getting emotional weight. Um, it's been everything it's been such a hard year. Um, and it was just happenstance that we started as pop. We didn't, obviously we didn't know if it was going to happen. No one could've planned for a global pandemic.
Uh, not to mention, you know, the lockdowns and, and everything else. Isolation. Uh, the boys, Josh and Tommy, and I had kind of been playing the idea of doing a podcast for awhile probably since, uh, November last year when we happened, just happened to be in LA together at the same time and had a really good time hanging out.
And we did a few episodes together and, you know, I spoke to the boys about my desire to do a podcast. I did have one in the works a couple of years ago, but. I got a severe case of imposter syndrome and pulled the plug last minute. I just felt like no one would want to listen to me and no one cared what I had to say, and I wasn't good enough and I would sock and it wouldn't do well.
And, and so to have the boys, um, but had that belief in me and that faith in me, and I want to take a chance on me, you know, a now, I mean the big media company had done so well this year. Like they've just blown up. Um, and they have a few podcasts in the works. They've already got two out and about or three.
Um, but I was the first, you know, cab off the rank that wasn't sort of their own share apart from the day replay, obviously, which is still very much in the family. So to have them have that faith in me and that belief in me, and then for that to be, you know, my soul, basically my primary focus for the year is such a blessing.
I feel so grateful for the opportunity. I feel grateful to have met you. I feel grateful to everyone that's been listening that sending, sending messages, it's just been, I've just been grateful to have this to do every week because. You know, it isn't just the one day we sit down and we record, there's quite a bit of planning that goes into it is organization.
You have guests, there's equipment. There's, we've got a run sheet. It's quite detailed that we fill out every week that we try to stick to. Um, then there's the editing that goes on, you know, Tommy does an amazing job editing it. Then the boys that make the video clips, like there's such, there's so much that goes on behind the scenes that maybe not many people are aware of.
Um, but I don't know what I would've done without it, because my influences stuff. Yeah. I mean, it kind of. Continue to chug along in the background, it definitely was quiet. There were no events I couldn't travel. And you know, that makes a lot of my bread and butter usually. Um, but even, you know, with the influencer stuff, everyone was like, why can't you keep doing that?
It's like a lot of that stuff requires you going out, you shooting, you know, you having people over, you have people in your show up. And there aren't any, so many places in my house, but I can shoot content. Like I've used the good lighting spots over and over and over and over again. So. Influence his staff was pretty quiet.
So to have the podcast to focus on, um, I will ever be grateful. Um, yeah. I just feel really lucky to have had the opportunity that I got
Jess Lucas: [00:26:46] to meet you as well. What do you hope for the podcast next year?
Tully Smyth: [00:26:53] I'm just excited to like, get back to the studio regularly. Like I want to be face-to-face with you. This has been so great. Yeah.
Jess Lucas: [00:26:59] Again, so grateful that we are able
Tully Smyth: [00:27:00] to do it this way. Um, and it's, you know, you don't, you can't even tell listening back to the episodes when we're, when we were in person, but not in person.
Um, but you know, we've got so many great plans. I think we can do so much more when we can meet up in person. Yes. Doing advisory means we can have into, you know, international guests quite easily, but I just. It's just a different vibe when you're in person. So I'm really excited to come up with sort of fun, great content that we can do together in the studio.
You know, I really want to, we've got this survey that we've been asking you guys to fill out. The link is in, at the buyer at too much Tali. So I really want to hear from the listeners what they're loving, what they're not loving, what they want to hear more about, you know, we'd love your feedback, your input.
We definitely listen to it. We definitely take it on board. Um, And so again, I'm just excited to sort of see it grow and get better and better and better. We've had some tailing problems, you know, this is your first time as a producer. This is my second time as a podcast host, but it's very different format to the other podcasts I did.
And I just feel myself getting more and more confident. You know, I'm talking less and less. Well, I'm trying to talk less and less, I guess, because I know that's what I do and it's not, it's doesn't come from a place of maliciousness. It comes from a place of me getting over-excited. Yeah. Um, but yeah, I do get that.
That's annoying as a listener to listen to, so I just want to continue to improve, um, and just get bigger and better and, um, yeah, just keep, keep going along and, and. I'm just, I'm just super excited to see where it goes. Yeah.
Jess Lucas: [00:28:35] Are there any guests that you want to get on next year?
Tully Smyth: [00:28:37] Oh my God. So many guests.
Jess Lucas: [00:28:39] So I've looked at some of the survey results already. There's one person in particular that really stands out.
Tully Smyth: [00:28:44] Oh, what
Jess Lucas: [00:28:46] yeah. Do you wanna say, he guess it's, you know, them, you're friends with them.
Tully Smyth: [00:28:52] I mean, I'm friends with a lot of people that people find interesting. Um, um, also for the
Jess Lucas: [00:28:57] everyone who said to get Abby Chatfield on. That was
Tully Smyth: [00:29:01] a couple of weeks ago that we've had our own catch up, catch up. Um, I don't, I couldn't possibly, I have many beautiful, great friends are doing so much amazing stuff.
Like, you know, this deaf blessed me. If there's Laura Henshaw is Brooke Hogan is Olivia Molly Rogers, like, um, had Sarah Holloway already. Okay. I'll give you a,
Jess Lucas: [00:29:24] I'll give you a
Tully Smyth: [00:29:25] clue. Okay. Male. Michael is it?
Jess Lucas: [00:29:31] No, he was one person wants him on, but, uh,
Tully Smyth: [00:29:36] yeah, he's male in my life.
Jess Lucas: [00:29:41] You're not going to get it. I
Tully Smyth: [00:29:42] don't have a lot of, I mean, I do have a lot of male friends, but not that I sort of
Jess Lucas: [00:29:47] Tim dormer.
Tully Smyth: [00:29:49] we can get Tim on for sure. Let's do that. Yeah, we didn't do that. Really. It was he
Jess Lucas: [00:29:54] so many people want him on
Tully Smyth: [00:29:55] really. Okay. That's so easily done, Tim and I are great friends. We're we're still very much in contact. Um, he's, we've actually done a podcast together before. He was hosting a podcast with pop sugar about, um, life after reality TV.
And he had me on his podcast. So he owes me a favor. So that is so easily done. Guys. Let's see. What you have to do is ask and you shall receive, that's so easy to pull off. I was thinking like, Oh God, what do I have to get like Scott Eastwood on? Cause I don't know if he's still talking to me, like, where's this going?
That's so easily done, done. Consider it done. Cool.
Jess Lucas: [00:30:30] And we're going to try for Scott Eastwood as well now.
Tully Smyth: [00:30:32] No, it would be fun to get my boy on, but I think that will be a while off.
Jess Lucas: [00:30:37] Maybe mid-year
Tully Smyth: [00:30:38] maybe we'll aim for what? Who do you want on the show? You always have, like, y'all always, I kind of think here and you always like dreaming big.
Oh, I did tell you. We want it. I want to get that. Um, Tucker, I love her so much. Caitlin
Jess Lucas: [00:30:51] Riley, Caitlin Riley. I did reach out to her. So I feel like she's going to have to be a next year thing. I think I'm going to have
Tully Smyth: [00:30:55] to go real hard with her sheet. I just, everything she does, every tick-tock she posts is.
Bang on brilliant. Like I just want to regrab it ratio with everyone. Like, she's this amazing. And we do still want to have the uninspired right. Floyd boys on. Ah, yes.
Jess Lucas: [00:31:11] Yeah. That'd be great.
Tully Smyth: [00:31:12] Yeah. I just want to flip my jacket a little bit to
Jess Lucas: [00:31:14] be fair.
Tully Smyth: [00:31:17] Oh yeah.
Jess Lucas: [00:31:17] Maybe they'll feel more comfortable coming on our show now that
Tully Smyth: [00:31:20] I'm not being such a sex pest.
Sorry. So I was that late trying to flip with him on all kinds of platforms.
Jess Lucas: [00:31:27] Yeah. Right,
Tully Smyth: [00:31:29] right. You haven't told me you want. I
Jess Lucas: [00:31:31] don't know. Well, I mean, if he can get the say on, obviously
Tully Smyth: [00:31:34] I don't have
Jess Lucas: [00:31:34] anyone that, um, that we could possibly get on that I want. I
Tully Smyth: [00:31:39] don't know, but let's dream big. Like if you could have anyone,
Jess Lucas: [00:31:44] Oh, Renee Brown.
Tully Smyth: [00:31:48] Okay. She'd be amazing. Yeah. Audrey, Audrey two stashed. I wouldn't know what to say. No, I wouldn't either. You'd have to speak. Cause I bet this.
All right. That's great guys. Well, Jess, say goodbye. Thank you. Sorry, much guys. You know, as I said, I feel so lucky and so grateful to be able to do this podcast. And it's not possible without you guys listening. I mean, it is, but it'd be pretty grim making a forecast every week for no one to be listening to it.
Um, I, I love all your DMS. I love when you send me your thoughts, your feelings, um, I really, really appreciate each and every single one of you that have listened to too much Tali this year, it has meant the world to Jess. And I, um, if you would like to leave a review, that's positive and doesn't refer to me talking over guests.
That would be lovely. Um, just quickly before we wrap up this episode, As we touched on it is the end of the year. And we do want to hear from you guys, um, figure out really sort of what makes your tick. So we've credited a survey. The link is in my buyer at too much tally by answering. Not only do you get to do me a favor, but you also get to go on the drawer to win a hundred dollars visa voucher, which is amazing, especially before Christmas.
Um, so head to the too much telly, Instagram to find the link, the prize are we drawn on February 1st, 2021. It honestly would mean so much to me. If you could fill it out. And as I just said, you know, you tell me what you want to hear, who you want to have on, and I'll make it happen. It's magic guys.
Signing off for 2020 once again. Thank you. So, so, so much, um, for listing it's meant the world to me, Merry Christmas, happy holidays. Please look after each other. Please have a safe and happy holiday season, happy new year, and I will see you next year.