We think a truly great partner is one of the biggest multipliers you can have in ANY area of your life.

That’s why Our First Drink is all about giving you the tools to recognize that person when you meet them and to keep that relationship healthy long into the future.

Hi! We’re Josh and Stasia Haroldson.

After meeting in college at Iowa State we’ve been fortunate to watch our relationship grow-up as a part of our lives. In the last ten years we’ve moved in together, gotten married, been without a job, and gone on too many other adventures to count.

But through it all we’ve constantly talked about what matters to us, what we don’t want, and general how we can help each other be the best versions of ourselves. And now, we’re sharing those conversations and the lessons we’ve learned with you.

The Podcast

On The Our First Drink Podcast we share the stories behind the most interesting, creative, and entrepreneurial couples that were lucky enough to find each other and are doing great things together.

Always starting with one simple question, “What was your first drink together?”, we then dig into what makes their relationship work by asking a few insightful questions that will have you thinking about what they mean for your own relationships.

Past guests have included everyone from our best friends, to couples in business together, to a couple that met on eHarmony, and others that have quite their jobs and taken their marriage on the road.

Our goal is to show that relationships and marriages don’t (and shouldn’t) all look the same. The only constant is that your relationship should be the best thing that’s ever happened to your life.

The Sunday Coffee Klatch

Beyond the podcast we also publish the Sunday Coffee Klatch Sunday Coffee Klatch which is a bi-weekly newsletter where Stasia and share our unique perspectives on one relationship question.

Sometimes silly, sometimes serious(-ish), we’ll always promise to be honest and give you something interest to chat about in your own life.