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Becoming a Parent

4/19/2018
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S1E17 Arguably life’s greatest change and challenge is almost upon me. Our first child is on her way. In this season one finale I’m researching, surveying, and overthinking parenthood with 9 good friends and experienced parents. Washington Post article on the emotional difficulty of becoming a parent Research on the transition to parenthood The New […]

Duration:00:39:07

Facebook Fights

4/12/2018
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S1E16 Facebook can be a breeding zone for conflict. But can’t we all just get along? Hear ideas from Dr. Alloway, renowned professor of psychology and social media researcher, and listen to highlights from Brené Brown and other research. Dr. Tracy Alloway’s research and links Brené Brown’s GREAT book quoted in the episode: Bill Bishop’s […]

Duration:00:36:31

What Everyone Else Is Thinking

4/5/2018
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S1E15 The majority of people don’t have it all figured out. So why do we base decisions off what everyone else thinks and does? Laugh with Jessica Jensen, learn from elderly consultants, and review research on some of humanity’s most irrational behaviors. References: Women and working out Stanford research on priming Quotes to help you […]

Duration:00:29:29

Instasham 2

3/29/2018
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S1E14 Part two of two thinking about the picture-perfect lives of lifestyle Instagrammers. Hear from influencers Sara Jane Warner and Ashton Barrett. And learn about the effects of following strangers from psychologist and researcher Dr. Leora Trub. Shawni Pothier blog disclaimer Brooke White’s Website Dr Trub’s instagram research

Duration:00:30:18

Instasham

3/22/2018
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S1E13 Lifestyle instagrammers- they look great, we feel awful. In this part one of two, get a behind-the-scenes exposé with anonymous blog photographer, review research, and real talk with author of viral “Lifestyle Porn” article, Mike Thayer. “Part of My World” Vocals: Kimberly Lochner Lyrics: yours truly, Andy Artwork: Anoosha Syed Illustration More on this […]

Duration:00:32:23

Redheads

3/15/2018
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S1E12 What’s it like to be a redhead? To constantly suffer the verbal AND solar burns? Find out from American redheads: Alex Grow and Eric Innes, Irish ginger Paddy O’Shea, and comedian Shawn Hitchins. Shawn Hitchin’s book-(also available on Audible April 11th!): Documentary- Being Ginger: Sperm bank turns down redheads Physical attraction experiment Redheads and pain […]

Duration:00:38:39

Perfect Parties

3/8/2018
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S1E11 Today’s parties and weddings- fun or frightening? Hear from 7-time bridesmaid- Kristal Milnik, founder of PinterestFail.com- Jenna Anderson, and finally Emily Hardman, author of NY Times article “I planned my wedding in 5 days. You could too.” Links/Resources: Emily Hardman’s New York Times article: “I planned my wedding in 5 days. You could too” […]

Duration:00:38:38

Life Advice

3/1/2018
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S1 E10 Where one bit of life advice exists, another is there to contradict it. When everyone recommends contradicting ways of life, how do you choose? Ned Sweet and our elderly consultants cast their votes on life’s diverging paths. Get a free audiobook on Audible when you sign up for a 30-day free trial!(and I’ll […]

Duration:00:33:11

Busyness

2/22/2018
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Americans have never been busier, nor more proud of it. Learn why we use busyness as a badge of honor with Georgetown researcher and professor, Dr. Neeru Paharia, and hear from Annie Grow and elderly consultants. Resources/ more on this topic: Dr. Paharia’s research covered in HBR Also Covered in Columbia business school FAVORITE op-ed on busyness […]

Duration:00:35:32

Romance 2

2/15/2018
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S1E8 We’re picking back up with Jeff Arch, writer and creator of Sleepless in Seattle, discussing real life romance vs. movie romance. Then several other guests discuss the reality of their love lives. Jeff Arch, Sally Seibert, Molly Birchall, Toos Ward, Trina Weeks, Molly Malone Get a free audiobook on Audible when you sign up […]

Duration:00:36:52

Romance

2/8/2018
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S1E7 Why can’t love be like the movies? Adoring suitors, perfect love confessions, and kisses in the pouring rain. Is real-life romance a bust, or are we not watching close enough? Hear from Sleepless in Seattle creator and writer, Jeff Arch. In part one of two, I give my husband a chance to defend himself, lament […]

Duration:00:29:34

Dating Apps

2/1/2018
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S1 E6 Dating is tricky. But now you can do it from your phone. Does that make meeting the one easier or harder? Listen as friends discuss their opinions and experiences, and research gives insight into the digital complexities of finding love. Dating apps make people less attractive in real life Tinder users have lower self-esteem […]

Duration:00:39:37

People Who Deserve More Credit

1/25/2018
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S1E5 There are people all around us doing great things and not getting the deserved recognition. Today they will. Featuring Jessica Jensen, a yelp reviewer, wikipedia contributor, and Ben Stiller’s stuntman. Greg Fitzpatrick’s highlight reel: Also be sure to check out Roger Bamkin’s gender gap-bridging project on Wikipedia

Duration:00:39:59

Saying No

1/17/2018
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Season 1 Episode 4. Sometimes the most positive thing we can do is just say no. Learn the things Andy and friends have liberated themselves from, and hear wisdom from William Ury’s The Power of a Positive No. Featuring; Kevin Seibert, Mike Thayer, Jessica Jensen, Annie & Alex Grow, Levi Ballstaedt. Check out this book to learn more about […]

Duration:00:35:45

Expectations

1/6/2018
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Season 1 Episode 3 Want a great dinner conversation? Ask someone if it is better to live with high expectations or low expectations. People get passionate about this one. In this episode I am overthinking expectations. I get inside the mind of optimist and friend Alex Grow, my husband Levi, gain perspective from my Elderly […]

Duration:00:39:42

Surprisingly Inspiring

1/6/2018
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Season 1 Episode 2 Seriously bizarre things can become seriously successful, and what could be more inspiring? In this episode, my friend Ned Sweet and I list some of these unexpected successes. Then I chat with Kevin Eastman, creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Items mentioned:* *Full disclosure: if you decide to buy anything from […]

Duration:00:38:44

FOMO

1/6/2018
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Season 1 Episode 1 I, Andy, suffer from acute FOMO, aka the Fear Of Missing Out. It’s a real thing. In the premiere episode of the Andy Overthinks podcast, this millennial phobia is researched and discussed with friends- Jessica Jensen and Levi Ballstaedt, elderly consultants- Toos Ward (87), Aileen Alfano (95), Miss Ruby (91), and therapist […]

Duration:00:38:07

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