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In the drudgery of daily life, it’s easy to forget that all around us (and within us!), awesome things are happening. Each week, author and show host Megan Tietz and co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura serve up fresh doses of sparkly small things and provide thoughtful answers to listener questions all with an eye on helping you make your inner awesome shine.

In the drudgery of daily life, it’s easy to forget that all around us (and within us!), awesome things are happening. Each week, author and show host Megan Tietz and co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura serve up fresh doses of sparkly small things and provide thoughtful answers to listener questions all with an eye on helping you make your inner awesome shine.
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In the drudgery of daily life, it’s easy to forget that all around us (and within us!), awesome things are happening. Each week, author and show host Megan Tietz and co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura serve up fresh doses of sparkly small things and provide thoughtful answers to listener questions all with an eye on helping you make your inner awesome shine.




Ep. 173 The surprising awesome of the teen years

Eye rolls, doors slamming, and sulky silence. Is this what comes to mind when you think of teenagers? Meg and Kelly are here to invite you to think again because this week, they are exploring all the awesomeness of the teenage years! From celebrating how much more responsible teens these days are to how all of us can help support teens on their own journey to becoming an Awesome, we are serving up fresh insights and fun takes on what makes these years really pretty great! All of that plus...


Ep. 172 How I told my sister I'm pregnant

Surprise! Meg's sister Emily is back on Sorta Awesome this week, and one of them has a big announcement! Content warning: pregnancy, babies, and other topics that might be sensitive for some of our Awesomes or the little ones who sometimes listen along. The big news plus tech-y happiness and an Advent album in Awesome of the Week! ShoeDazzle: Go to and get 50% off your first order when you sign up as a VIP Dignify: Beautiful throws and blankets that do good in the...


Ep. 171 Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Awesomes! It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year, that time of year when we cozy up right next to you and help you solve your biggest gift-giving questions! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah for the annual Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide! The 2018 version of the gift guide will help you tackle the toughest parts of your holiday gift-giving including just the right picks for your mother-in-law, your college-aged brother, and gifts that will work for a whole family. All of that plus stocking...


Ep. 170 Our first faves

Do you remember the first novel you loved so much you read it over and over? How about the first song you couldn't stop listening to or the first movie you raved about to all of your friends? For most of us, those moments in pop culture that introduced us to our first FAVORITES tell us a lot about who we were back then and how it influenced us to this day. This week, join Meg and Knox McCoy - author and co-host of The Popcast with Knox and Jamie - as they do a deep dive into their own...


Ep. 169 Can we not?!

Some things are undeniably awesome, and some things are definitely not. This week, Meg is joined by Kelly and Rebekah to hash out some stuff that just has to go! Tune in to hear an airing of cultural pet peeves that will leave you high-fiving in agreement and also wondering whether or not Meg is a monster behind the wheel. All of that plus loads of good stuff for November in Awesome of the Week! When you shop Amazon this holiday season, support Sorta Awesome by shopping through our...


Ep. 168 True confessions: home life edition

Life doesn't always go as planned, and that's why we look for the awesome in every circumstance! This wasn't the show we had planned to bring you this week, but we hope you'll enjoy the awesome of a throw-back group show (Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, AND Laura!) that you may not have heard before. Tune in to hear an episode that previously was only available to Homemaking Bundle customers and to our Super Star Awesome Supporters - all of our true confessions about home life and parenting! From...


Ep. 167 Bad boys, love triangles, and swoon-worthy romance

This week, giggles abound and confessions flow freely as co-host Rebekah joins Meg to discuss romance in pop culture! From Westley and Buttercup to Monica and Chandler and all kinds of couples in-between, you'll hear their favorites from TV shows, movies, and music. All of that plus sweet-tooth inspiration and new favorite denim in Awesome of the Week! Become a Sorta Awesome SUPER STAR for access to exclusive episodes and a delightfully private Hangout Group by going to...


Cathedrals, the Enneagram, and finding your sweet spot

Awesomes, welcome back to another episode in the Extra Awesome series! We are so excited to welcome writer and speaker Annie F. Downs to Sorta Awesome. Tune in to hear Annie and Meg talk about the challenges of settling into your sweet spot when it doesn't look the way you thought it would, plus lots of Enneagram talk, yoga thoughts, and spiritual reflections mixed in, too! Find Annie's newest book Remember God on Amazon and everywhere you shop for books! You can find Meg on Facebook,...


Ep. 166 The Awesome List Fall 2018

Who loves a Top Ten List? YOU DO, RIGHT?! Hurry up and hit Play on an episode loved by Awesomes everywhere - the Top Ten List for Fall 2018! Join Meg and Kelly this week as they give you all the scoop on everything home, kitchen, and closet for the season ahead including a take-anywhere casserole, secret menu Starbucks, and the perfect fall cardigan! All of that plus change-your-life cookbooks and a brilliant writer in Awesome of the Week! Sampling of Awesome List links: Slow Cooker Creamy...


Ep. 165 Ultimate Guide to Making Netflix Awesome!

Hey you, wanna be Netflix buddies? We promise we won't make it weird! Come hang out with Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris as they do a deep-dive into all things Netflix! Tune in to discover who still has Netflix DVD subscriptions, whether or not the infamous Netflix algorithm works, and how to make the most of Netflix snacking! All of that plus lovely lashes, podcast binging, and wild mushrooms (?!) in Awesome of the Week! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Grove: For a...


Ep. 164 How to be smart, strong, and social at every age!

As the late Dr. Maya Angelou taught us, "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." As we continue our exploration of living a life more awesome in 2018, tune in to hear Meg and special guest Chris Ann Brekhus of the beautiful boutique LoveFeast as they revisit their 20s, 30s, and 40s, and share what they wish they knew then that would have helped them to become smarter, stronger, and more social! All of that plus fun readers and easy chicken in Awesome of the...


Ep. 163 10 Mantras for Happier Parents

Is it possible to find the happiness we are craving in our daily lives? KJ Dell'Antonia - writer and contributor to the New York Times - says YES! And her new book How To Be A Happier Parent shows you specifically how to create an awesome home life for both parents and kids. Join KJ in this conversation with Meg as they explore ten mantras that parents (or grandparents, aunts and uncles, and teachers) can remember to get started on the path to building strong, happy relationships with kids!...


Ep. 162 Self-care, self-comfort, what's healthy, what's not

Self-care has dominated magazine headlines and conversations with our therapists for years now, but do you ever wonder if you are doing it right? Tune in to this conversation with Meg and Kelly as they deep-dive into the difference between self-care and self-comfort and explore how to know if you are staying on the healthy side of the spectrum when it comes to caring for your awesome self! All of that plus TONS of great listening in Awesome of the Week! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Lola: Go...


Ep. 161 All we do is WIN (sorta)

When you are all about living that awesome life, there's a lot of winning to celebrate! Join Meg and Rebekah this week as they share some recent wins, and stick around to hear them confess the not-winning areas where they need a little help. All of that plus some amazing books for kids and also getting cozy with Netflix in Awesome of the Week! Feeling super shiny these days? Want to get the inside scoop on all things Sorta Awesome? Become a Sorta Awesome Super Star listener...


Lose the guilt, work smarter, and thrive with Jessica Turner

Welcome back to our Extra Awesome series! Jessica N. Turner returns to Sorta Awesome to talk to Meg all about how to overcome mom guilt and embrace the awesome as a working mom. Tune in to hear how Jessica's own journey led to her writing her newest book Stretched Too Thin, and as always, get great book recommendations from her favorite reads so far this year! Find Jessica on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and pick up her book Stretched Too Thin! You can find Megan on Facebook,...


Ep. 160 Stress-free style & Fall 2018's hottest trends

Calling all Awesomes! Whether you are a natural-born fashion maven or you've got no time to be on-trend, you do not want to miss this episode! Meg is joined by Alison Lumbatis from Get Your Pretty On who is here to make getting dressed your easiest decision of the day. Tune in to hear the basics of capsule wardrobes, how you can wear a style at any size, and what is going to be HOT as temperatures cool off this Fall 2018! And you'll hear about the buzz-worthy movie we are loving on Netflix...


Ep 159 How to have AWESOME mornings

Rise and shine, Awesomes! Whether you are an chirpy-chipper early bird or an up-at-all-hours night owl, we ALL want to have happier mornings! Tune in to hear a devoted early riser and a committed late night lady discuss how all of our mornings can be more awesome. All of that plus so much good stuff for listening to in Meg and Kelly's Awesome of the Week! ** FIND OUT HOW TO BECOME A SORTA AWESOME SUPER STAR LISTENER SUPPORTER ** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Grove: For a FREE 60-day VIP...


Ep. 158 These are a few of our favorite things (a group show!)

As lovely as raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens can be, it's time for us to share with you a few of OUR favorite things! This week, regular Sorta Awesome co-hosts Rebekah Hoffer and Kelly Gordon join Meg to give you a sparkly, happy list of favorite things including compliments that made us blush, commercials that made us cry, and diagramming sentences for fun (what? yes!). All of that plus LOTS of Awesome of the Week! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Audible: Go to


Ep 157 Happy endings, broken hearts, and Bachelor Nation

Are you ready for the episode that co-host Rebekah says she's been preparing to share with you her whole life? That's right, Rebekah is back this week and she and Meg are deep-diving into the awesome of Bachelor Nation! Tune in to hear them talk about their personal histories with the Bachelor and the Bachelorette, their thoughts on the scandals and the outcomes of the recently-concluded Bachelorette season, and whether or not your entertainment should match your moral code. All of that,...


Ep. 156 Let's share our new (school) year's resolutions!

Sharpen those No. 2 pencils and cue the confetti canon because we are on the cusp of a brand new year - a new SCHOOL year! Whether or not your life is connected to the school calendar, this is a great time to check in on how your year is going - are you meeting your goals for 2018? Should you scrap that list from January and start fresh this August? Join Meg and her sister Emily as they talk through what goals they are taking on for the months ahead! All of that, plus Awesome of the...