Pretty Basic with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz

Pretty Basic with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz Podcast

Welcome to Pretty Basic, a weekly podcast hosted by two, twenty-something year old best friends and digital creators, Alisha Marie & Remi Cruz. Each week they welcome listeners into their daily life for a special helping of the tea you're not getting from their wildly popular YouTube channels. From fun lighthearted conversations about dating to sharing their tips on how to feel more confident - each week you'll be left wanting more "content, baby, content." New episodes every Wednesday!

Don’t Mix Business With Pleasure - Call Her Daddy Drama
Big week for drama! The girls dive into all the tea around Call Her Daddy, how business and money can really stake a divide in relationships, and talk about how much really goes on behind the scenes of a podcast. Plus, drama with Lana Del Rey, Hillary Duff, Khloe Kardashian, and is it time to cancel cancel culture? Remi and her boyfriend get into their biggest fight ever… and HOW MUCH did she pay for a psychic reading!?!...

Getting Real AF About Dealing With Anxiety & Mental Health
Alisha opens up in a heart-to-heart episode about some of the struggles she’s been going through during quarantine, and why sometimes it’s not all glitz and glam in the life of “Alisha Marie”. Anxiety, depression, negative thoughts, and all the ways it can really impact your life – she’s felt it, and shares her experiences in overcoming it. If you’ve felt any of this, especially over the last few months, you’re not alone!...

Crazy Baby Names and a Wild Night in Vegas!
The girls are back together and catching up over some Pretty Basic Pop Culture: Elon Musk and Grimes’ bizarre baby name, and drama involving Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo! Plus, they go into the full backstory of how they became friends (hint: plenty of Tito’s was involved) and dive into some ridiculous moments in an epic night in Vegas....


One Night Stands, First Impressions, and A Baby?!
Remi opens up about her recent feelings of stress and anxiety since quarantine started and talks through the ways she's been able to manage and overcome them. Plus, a hilarious story about trying to get over a f***boi, Zayn and Gigi are having a baby sending all the One Direction stans into a frenzy, and Remi answers a bunch of questions on fitness, friendships, relationships, and a lot more. What's it like living with your boyfriend during a quarantine, and the real story behind what she thought of Cal whe...

Pretty Pop Culture: Travis Scott, Kim K, and David Dobrik
The girls are really missing each other and get into a game of Never Have I Ever (Quarantine Edition) to find out what they’ve really been up to. Then, a new game of Pretty Pop Culture diving into stories like David Dobrik’s latest vlog and Travis Scott’s Fortnite concert. Plus, with so many of you asking about starting a business during quarantine, the girls dish out their tips and advice to get you off the ground!...

Pretty Pop Culture: Travis Scott, Kim K, and David Dobrik
The girls are really missing each other and get into a game of Never Have I Ever (Quarantine Edition) to find out what they’ve really been up to. Then, a new game of Pretty Pop Culture diving into stories like David Dobrik’s latest vlog and Travis Scott’s Fortnite concert. Plus, with so many of you asking about starting a business during quarantine, the girls dish out their tips and advice to get you off the ground!...


Jealousy, Authenticity, and Everything In-between
It’s been a minute so the girls are doing a fun Q&A answering all of your questions. Topics like public relationships, manifesting dreams and goals, bonding moments with your best friend, weird music we all secretly listen to (everyone has their guilty pleasure), how they’re staying healthy and snacking during quarantine, and many more!...

Alisha Slides in Celebrity DMs?
As quarantine continues Alisha has turned into an accidental chef and Remi’s boyfriend (like most guys) can’t understand why she’s crying. The girls go through the ways our habits may change after this, and how some things they thought were necessities maybe aren’t? Plus, Alisha’s hilarious story of a guy she made out with one night and the after effects. And, she shoots her shot with some hot athletes and celebs and one responded in her DMs???...

Dating, Rejection, & Bumble Boy
Dating during a quarantine isn't exactly easy but that's why we have quaranflings! The girls dive into everything about having a fling right now, and the struggles of using dating apps vs. meeting in real life, especially in LA. Why does it always seem like guys will hit you up again when you start seeing someone? Speaking of, Bumble Boy makes his way back onto the show, and Remi gives the full story on their relationship. Plus, Alisha does some crafts at home which ends up turning into a hilarious prank on...


Breakups, Drama, & Banana Bread
The girls go deep on dealing with all kinds of breakups, how celebrities deal with their public relationships, and quarantine has gotten Remi to discover she's really into wine. In celebrity news, they spill all the tea on the Kimye and T.Swift drama, and Chrissy Teigen and Chris Klemens team up to make content that is restoring all our sanity. Plus, shows you need to be watching, and Alisha's Salsa Fiasco of Quarantine 2020....

How We Stay Productive & Motivated While Stuck At Home
Being quarantined at home can really be challenging, it’s important we take care of ourselves now more than ever! The girls discuss how they’re dealing with it, give tips on being how to remain productive, and talk through how we can all stay positive during this whole situation. Plus, Remi officially moves into her new home while Alisha has turned hers into a sorority house!...

How We Stay Productive & Motivated While Stuck At Home
Being quarantined at home can really be challenging, it’s important we take care of ourselves now more than ever! The girls discuss how they’re dealing with it, give tips on being how to remain productive, and talk through how we can all stay positive during this whole situation. Plus, Remi officially moves into her new home while Alisha has turned hers into a sorority house!...


Pros & Cons Of Dating An Influencer - Q&A With Remi’s Boyfriend
Remi and her boyfriend Cal go through the dating question gauntlet! Along with TK, they discuss the excitement (and also the growing pains) of going through the early stages of a relationship, getting over differences and dealing with fights, and what they’ve learned from each other. Plus, white lies they’ve told, each other’s pet peeves, and Cal dishes on what it’s really like to date Remi....

Real Life Struggles During Your 20s...What We Wish We Knew
This week, Alisha and Remi get into the hardships you run into in your 20’s. They cover issues like the stresses of moving, the daunting task of having to find your own health insurance and doctors, having to pay bills, relationship issues, and so much more....


Pregnancy & Parasite & TikToks, Oh My!
Remi is back! The girls cover Remi’s trip to Tulum, Alisha’s new found TikTok obsession, how they spent their Valentine’s Days, their recent Sunday fun-day, and more!...

Staying Relevant on Social Media + Expanding Your Team - ft Taylor King
With Remi out of town for the week, Alisha is joined in studio by the one and only Taylor King! TK interviews Alisha, and they talk about how they came to work together, the ins and outs of the YouTube business, which celebrities and influencers have peaked, and more....

He Won’t Stop Hitting Me Up To Promote His...
In this week’s episode, the ladies cover Remi’s birthday plans, Alisha’s gas station catastrophe, Taylor Swift’s documentary, tips for young entrepreneurs trying to gain momentum, and much more....


Working With Your Best Friend + Running into Your Ex
The girls are back for season two of Pretty Basic! To kick things off, Alisha and Remi introduce a new show segment, then they talk about what they’ve been up to on their time off, a wild trip to Ohio, and much more!...

Our 2020 Resolutions
This is the last episode of season 1 of Pretty Basic! The ladies introduce their final game of the year (spoiler: it's a year's worth of bloopers), they check in on their resolutions for 2019, and they look to the new year and their resolutions for 2020....

The Biggest Moments of 2019
Alisha and Remi have had a jam-packed week. They went to the "Frozen" and "Charlie's Angeles" premieres, and the "People's Choice Awards." They recap how insane everything has been, and spill all the tea. Then they open their phones and take a look back over the past year of their lives....


How We've Changed from the Past
Season One of Pretty Basic is ending, so the girls will be releasing episodes every other week through the end of the year. They have an exciting rapid-fire game where they have to say the first thing that comes to mind when they're given a word. And finally, they touch on topics they've covered throughout their first season....

How We've Changed from the Past
Season One of Pretty Basic is ending, so the girls will be releasing episodes every other week through the end of the year. They have an exciting rapid-fire game where they have to say the first thing that comes to mind when they're given a word. And finally, they touch on topics they've covered throughout their first season....

How We Deal with Anxiety
The girls skip their game today and get into a serious discussion about anxiety and how to function with it. Remi had her first ever panic attack, and Alisha discusses her background with anxiety and how she dealt with it....


Losing Someone to Love Yourself: Breakups and Celebrities
It’s officially Remi and Alisha’s one year anniversary of Pretty Basic! Remi finds a “one year anniversary” quiz and puts Alisha to the test. Then, they get into Selena Gomez’s new music and how hard it can be to get over someone....

I Hope He's Listening to This
The girls get nostalgic because they're one year into doing the podcast, if you can believe it. The girls record in the original studio where they started it all. They kick it off with a game, and then discuss growth and how much things have changed in a year....

I Hope He's Listening to This
The girls get nostalgic because they're one year into doing the podcast, if you can believe it. The girls record in the original studio where they started it all. They kick it off with a game, and then discuss growth and how much things have changed in a year....


Healthy Relationships and How to Maintain Them
Alisha and Remi play a game where they figure out different celebrity brands! How would they describe Jeffree Star, Billie Eilish, and others? Then, the girls talk about the importance of building and maintaining healthy relationships in dating, friendships, and more....

Expectations and Putting People on a Pedestal
Alisha and Remi catch you up on their incredible trip to Japan, and they also try to impress each other with a “speed dating” game. Then they get into their realizations from the past year; including taking more risks, how their body image ideas changed, and why Remi might have made her relationship too hard in the beginning....

How This Podcast Changed Us
Alisha and Remi do another Q&A session to answer more of your pressing questions! What was the biggest milestone in their friendship? The girls also pop off on the importance of wearing what's comfortable to you, AND you'll get a tease to a future episode about Remi's life in a sorority!...


Alisha and Remi's Favorite Things
The girls play a game of questions so you can get to know them better. Then, they share with you their complete, in-depth list of their favorite products. Don't miss it!...

Are We Down B*****s?
The girls play a game of “highs and lows.” Has Alisha finally achieved balance? And why was this past weekend the best of Remi’s life? Plus, they get into five qualities about each other that they truly admire....

Our First Kisses, Rumors, and Giant Pandas
Before their game, Remi and Alisha talk about Rem’s love of dehydrated strawberries and their recent trip to Greece. Then they play a “game of firsts, including their first red carpet experience, their first kiss, and the first rumor they heard about themselves....


Our 25 Dating App Dealbreakers
Alisha and Remi talk about their dating dealbreakers, especially when it comes to dating apps. Is it okay to overuse emojis? What about correct grammar? Plus - are gym selfies a turn-on or a turn-off for the girls? They'll answer all these questions and more! And here's the link to the website the girls mention in the show: https://bit.ly/2u84ivB....

Our Worst Personality Traits
The girls go over their enneagram tests and what that means for their personalities. How does it help them in their everyday lives? And which type are you? You're about to find out! Here's the link from this episode that the girls talk about, too. https://bit.ly/2xEWljI...

73 Questions with Alisha
We flip the switch this week and ask Alisha "Vogue's" 73 questions. But before we can get to it, the girls play a game about fashion trends. Then we find out ALL about Alisha... including what her star sign is, who's her hero, and what does she do to get her mind off of work?...


73 Questions with Remi (Vogue Parody)
"Vogue" 73 questions, anyone? Alisha takes the reins and asks Remi 73 questions. What is her her favorite holiday, what angers her the most, and what makes her laugh more than anything else? Plus so many more answers to the questions you're dying to know!...

Remi Gets a BOYFRIEND?!
It’s been a week since they’ve seen each other, so they have a lot to catch up on! Alisha and Remi play a game of “Five Last ____“, then they talk about some BIG news in Remi’s life, Alisha’s trip to Illinois, their current favorites, and more. Use coupon code "PRETTYBASIC" for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com #fabfitfunpartner...

Answering YOUR Pressing Questions
In this episode of Pretty Basic, the girls start off with a game of Highs and Lows, recapping their high points and low points of the past week. Then, they take your questions from Twitter and Instagram, like how they got their nicknames we know and love, what to do if a friendship isn’t working out, if life as a YouTuber has changed them, and more!...


Our Unpopular Opinions
Alisha and Remi give their unpopular opinions, including Alisha's dislike of Thanksgiving food, and Remi really doesn't like cheese. Then they look back over their New Year's resolutions and dive into whether or not they've stuck with them....

The Biggest Struggles of Our 20s
The girls take a Buzzfeed "Which YouTube Beauty Guru Are You?" quiz! Which YouTubers will they be? Then they go deep with the legit struggles we all go through in our 20s, and how to handle them....

Our Biggest Regrets from Previous Episodes
The girls are fresh from their vacation in Anguilla, and are ready to spill all the tea. Then, they take a trip down memory lane and revisit past episodes of the podcast. Where were they in their lives when the episodes were recorded, and what have they learned since then?...


The Worst Part About Being Famous
In honor of Pretty Basic's new verified Twitter account, the girls answer your most pressing tweets. What do they miss most from before they were famous? What are their absolute worst habits? And what was the moment they realized they were both doing what they loved?...

How to Feel More Confident
The girls answer some questions, like what expression did they overuse in high school? What's the weirdest thing they've ever eaten? And what's rocking their world this month? Then they get into body image and how confidence is always the sexiest attribute anyone can have....

The Art of Letting Go
The girls play another "getting to know you" game! What was their most embarrassing teenage moment? Which cartoon character did they have a crush on? And if they were to get a tattoo, what would it be? Plus, Alisha gets to the hard truths of becoming an adult, what it takes to grow, and moving on from relationships. And here's the sermon Alisha mentioned in the episode: https://youtu.be/TRQxZmfvurI...


What We Don't Like About Each Other - Being Brutally Honest
Alisha and Remi put each other to the test with an honesty quiz! If they were plastic surgeons, what would they change about each other? What are their biggest personality flaws? And what was the most illegal thing they've ever done? Plus, hear all about Remi's crazy weekend filled with ghosts and boys in New Orleans!...

Alisha and Remi's Biggest Fights and Drunkest Moments
The girls reflect on their friendship, and play an entire friendship-based game! What's their funniest story together? What are some of the hardest moments they've been through? And what was their biggest fight? Will the girls' answers match? Stay tuned to find out!...

Alisha Spied on Remi's Dinner Date
The girls play a game where their close friends list facts about them, but the girls are just now reading them for the first time! Then, make sure to stick around for the main course... DID Alisha spy on Remi during Remi's date? And is Remi right to be mad about it?...


Who’s More Likely to... Have a Scandal?
Which of Alisha and Remi is more likely to... hold a grudge? Get canceled? Drop $5,000 on a celebrity dating coach? You'll find out when the girls kick off the episode with a game. Also, the girls catch you up on their trip to New York for the YouTube Creator Summit, and they'll tell you about their fun weekend in Ohio!...

Alisha and Remi's "Firsts"
It's an episode of firsts! Alisha and Remi discuss their first pets, first concerts, first brand deals, first crushes... and even their first jobs! Plus, listen closely for a special guest appearance by Remi's adorable pup, Daisy!...

Pretty Basic Live in Tempe
Get an inside look into Pretty Basic Live with their show from Tempe, Arizona! They spilled all the tea... live... so prepare to laugh, cry, and have fun. It's almost as good as being there....


Why Am I Not Enough?
The girls are fresh off their four-city mini-tour! They'll give you all the tea on how it went, and they'll also catch you up on weekend two of Coachella. Plus, Alisha and Remi get emotional talking about work-life balance and personal relationships....

Alisha and Remi's Most Emotional Coachella Yet
The girls come up with a game on the fly - what are their biggest pet peeves? They also catch you up on what happened during the first week of Coachella. What were their favorite outifts? Who was the best musical performance? And the girls get emotional when they reflect on last year's Coachella....

When Girls Are High Maintenance
Alisha and Remi kick-off the show by playing "The Secret Game"... and Remi admits to something she was going to take to her grave. Alisha says she might be talking to a guy. Plus, they talked about their favorites last week, and now they'll get into their "worsts." Worst celebrity encounters, worst times they've been hit on, and so much more!...


Alisha and Remi's Current Obsessions
Alisha and Remi get into their favorites! What YouTubers are they into right now? What about their favorite music? And their makeup and beauty recs? They're about to tell you!...

How to Be Happy When You're Single AF
It's time for a Q&A sesh! What happens when the girls get into arguments? If they hadn't met, where would they be now? And if they were a drink, what drink would they be? Stay tuned... you're about to find out!...

Getting Closure and Being Rejected
Are Alisha and Remi comfortable running into fans in public? Just how hard is it to unplug when you're a social media influencer? We also discover just how close the girls are when they tell a story about a possible intruder in Alisha's house....


The Hard Truth About Losing a Friend
What happened during Alisha and Remi's first live show at SXSW? The girls also clear up some common misconceptions about L.A., and Remi talks about one of the most devastating events of her life. Get ready for all the feels....

Getting to Know the Savage Side of Alisha and Remi
ThirsTEA? Remi and Alisha tell stories about each other at their most savage. And make sure to stay tuned for Remi's story about kicking her good friend's boyfriend off her rooftop....

Alisha's Recent Dating Life
Alisha flusters Remi by playing by "eff, marry, kill" with some of Remi's favorite celebrities. They also discuss their recent trip to New York, flirting with guys at the bar, and Alisha exposes Remi's crush....


Dropping Out of College and Following Your Dreams
You asked, Alisha and Remi answered! We're taking all your questions, including: what are the girls' favorite qualities about each other, what would they be doing if they weren't on YouTube, and do they regret not finishing college?...

Alisha Got Cheated on and Remi Scaled a Wall
Alisha and Remi get into their favorite and least favorite qualities about themselves, what craziness went down at Remchella, and the return of Bumble Boy! Also, Alisha and Remi make a pact... will they marry each other someday?...

Going Out and Getting Hit On
The girls play more games! What were their stupidest purchases ever? And what were their dumbest injuries? Also, they go deep into "Remchella"… a nonstop celebration of Remi’s birthday. And they give you a secret tip on rejecting a guy that you’re not into....


Toxic Friendships, Dating, and Heartbreak
Alisha takes the mic and opens up about what happened in her four-year relationship. She and Remi also take a deep-dive into the meaning of their friendships, losing your virginity, and heartbreak....


Hawaii, Coachella, and Gettin'-It-On
Alisha and Remi have high hopes for the new year! Today they talk about their New Year's trip to Hawaii, their Top Five artists to see at Coachella this year, and being late bloomers....

Spilling the Tea on Brand Trips
The girls answer listener questions about how influencer-branded trips work, including a story about how Remi almost DIED in Bora Bora. Get ready because the tea is piping hot and ready to be spilled....


The Highs and Lows of 2018
2018 was a trying time for everyone, especially Alisha and Remi. The girls recap all their extreme highs and lows - so get your tissues ready!...

Boy Drama & Breakdowns
Welcome back, Pretty Basic listeners! Today, Alisha and Remi give us an inside look into a recent social experiment Remi did... and they may even go on a double date?...

The Toxic Life of Being A Social Media Influencer
Today’s episode Remi interviews Alisha about her youtube burnout and what lead her to take a 2 month hiatus from posting youtube videos. Alisha opens up in a way she never has about her burnout before and gives us insight to her life during that time. This isn’t the first time a creator has felt burnout from what can be a very toxic career. It’s a great reminder that what you see online isn’t always the full story. rebenewyork.com/prettybasic...


The Teams Behind Famous Social Media Influencers
In today’s episode Alisha and Remi give us a crazy insight to the people they work with on their teams that help them be full time social media influencers. From management to agents, this episode is super insightful to anyone interested in the business....

Weight Loss and Slut Shaming
In this episode, Alisha interviews Remi all about her weight loss journey. Remi shares her current and past struggles with the situation, and opens up about not always having the answers to all the questions being asked....

The First Heartbreak
Remi and Alisha recap their trip to New Zealand and open up about their individual insecurities. Remi talks about her first heartbreak and Alisha shares her fear of missing out on something real. This episode is sponsored by ReBe New York, you can check them out at rebenewyork.com/prettybasic....


The Truth Behind the Collabs
In today’s episode Alisha spills all the tea about Youtube collabs shes done. Prepare to be shook cause everything is not always as perfect as it seems. Oh, and Remi tells us an embarrassing update about turtle dude....

Once Upon a First Date
Remi tells us about her date the other night, and Alisha tells us about how she was going to crash it. The two also talk about how viewers sometimes have no idea what goes on behind the tweets and Instagram stories....

Content, Baby, Content
In today's episode, Alisha and Remi talk about the many struggles of being a YouTuber. One struggle in particular is the challenge of meeting new people, which leads Remi to tell us about one of the worst experiences she's had....


This is Pretty Basic
Episode one of Pretty Basic serves as an introduction to Alisha and Remi, their friendship and of course what listeners can expect from their new podcast. During this episode the ladies dive into how they met and their first impressions of each other, share some hidden traits on each other and provide background on the inception of Pretty Basic....

Pretty Basic Teaser
Join Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz on Wednesday, October 24th for the premiere episode of their brand new podcast, Pretty Basic!...