Hardstark at the 2015 Taste Awards
Georgia Miriam Hardstark
June 8, 1980
Irvine, California, U.S.
Vince Averill (m. 2016)
Georgia Miriam Hardstark (born June 8, 1980) is an American television host and podcast personality. She is the co-host of the true crime - comedy podcast My Favorite Murder along with comedian Karen Kilgariff. In 2018, Hardstark and Kilgariff co-founded the Exactly Right podcast network.
Hardstark's credits include a Cooking Channel series co-starring Alie Ward, Drinks with Alie and Georgia, Unique Sweets, and the web series Classy Ladies with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark. They also cast the travel series Tripping Out with Alie and Georgia and Food's Greatest Hits.
In October 2016, her book with Ward, Vintage Cocktails with a Twist: 75 Traditional and Reinvented Drinks, was released by Page Street Publishing.
Hardstark cohosted a podcast with Ward called Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia, through Feral Audio. In 2016, the series began airing on Fullscreen. The last episode was posted on January 18, 2017. The pair have not formally acknowledged the end of the show.
Before fame, Hardstark was a full-time receptionist and would food blog while on the job. She and Ward were discovered after making a comedy video about creating a McNuggetini. The viral video received extensive media coverage.
Beginning in May 2016, it achieved very high ratings on the iTunes comedy podcast rankings, appearing as high as number one. As of August 8, 2017, it was ranked #3 on the iTunes comedy charts. In its 2016 year-end issue, Entertainment Weekly ranked it the second best podcast of the year. The show was broadcast on the Feral Audio network until September 2017, when it moved to Midroll Media. In 2018, Hardstark and Kilgariff co-founded the podcast network Exactly Right, which now produces their podcast along with several others.
In 2016, she married comedian Vince Averill, best known for his podcast We Watch Wrestling. The couple resides in California along with their three cats: Elvis, Mimi, and Dottie.
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