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Two INFJs with a lot to say—about introversion, racism, and everything else! See for privacy and opt-out information.

Two INFJs with a lot to say—about introversion, racism, and everything else! See for privacy and opt-out information.


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Two INFJs with a lot to say—about introversion, racism, and everything else! See for privacy and opt-out information.






5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10

As remote working has become more of the norm, more and more people have chosen to relocate to a country in which they have always dreamed of living. (Barbados, anyone?) These new expats not only have to adjust to their new home, but also find ways to fit in and not feel like outsiders. This tends to be easy for extroverts, but for introverts, not so much. In their latest Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa share their experiences as lifelong expats, and strategies for how introverts can have...


The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9

What’s more fun than meeting one anti-racism writer? Meeting two, of course. In this special co-production with Sharon's Anti-Racism Newsletter, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they got started in writing, and anti-racism writing; what's made most impact on their readers; and why doing their part to dismantle white supremacy is a lifelong quest. The beauty's in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website. See for privacy and opt-out information.


What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | E 40

“Why are you so quiet?” “Are you upset?” “You need to come out of your shell.” “You should speak up more.” Every introvert has heard phrases like these over and over, and to be honest, it gets irritating. It can be difficult moving through life knowing that just by dint of how you exist, people consider you to be deficient, and that you need to be “fixed.” In this episode, the sisters turn the tables. They flip these questions and statements that extroverts direct towards introverts, in the...


A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8

On April 20th, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. 30 minutes before the verdict was handed down, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters process the hollow triumph of the Chauvin verdict juxtaposed with the murder of Ma’Khia, and discuss a way forward from here. Full show notes, with links to resources, are available here. See for privacy and...


“Indian Matchmaking” Part 2: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | E 39

**Spoiler alert** Details of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking are discussed in this episode. The sisters are back with the continuation of their reaction to their favorite guilty-pleasure series, Indian Matchmaking. From Aparna’s hatred of comedy and love of the Bolivian salt flats, to the stigma attached to Nadia being Guyanese-Indian, to super-rich Pradhyuman’s refusal to compromise, Episode 2 is reality TV gold. Watch episode 2 on Netflix, and then Join Sharon and Lisa as they react...


Woohoo!! It’s Our Birthday! Happy 1st Anniversary to Us | E 38

We’re one year old today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Celebrate with us as we look back at the ups and downs of turning our “pandemic project” into a bona fide show. Thanks to everyone for supporting us, following along, and listening to us on Apple and all the other platforms! We couldn’t have done it without you. In this episode we share our top episodes, our successes and struggles, and talk about our goals for year 2! The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and...


When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 3 | E 37

Right on cue, as soon as “The Interview” had aired, some of the racists that walk among us (we’re looking at you, Piers Morgan) showed their entire underpinnings. Of course, once they were challenged, they proceeded to exhibit peak caucasity and flood the world in white tears. In this 3rd and final episode in our Meghan and Harry series, we examine white privilege, white fragility, racism, and why Black people are tired of dealing with all of it. Join us as we wrap up our conversation...


When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 2 | E 36

There was so much to unpack from “The Interview” to end all interviews that we had to do a part 2. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Meghan’s mental health revelations, Harry’s unwavering support for his spouse, and how (randomly?) Tyler Perry ended up saving the day. Why does this matter so much? Because so many people – and so many women of color – see Meghan’s experiences reflected in their everyday lives. Because Meghan has reignited a much-needed conversation about mental health...


When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 1 | E 35

Trigger warning: suicidal ideation and depression are mentioned. Yes y'all, we are still talking about this interview. And so is the rest of the world. Why? Because so much tea was spilled! Like many other BIPOC, especially Black women, we felt triggered. If you take the titles out of the picture, Meghan was relatable, but for the saddest of reasons. The racism, misogynoir, and bullying that she endured echo what so many of us experience daily. And the mental health effects that result from...


Zoom Fatigue is Real: Why Introverts Find Video Calls Hard | E 34

It’s been more than a year, and like Covid (alas), Zoom calls are still here. From the constant refrain of #YoureOnMute to the after hours video chats, it’s just too much--especially for introverts. Join Sharon and Lisa as they explain why Zoom fatigue is a real thing, and how you can manage it. The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here. See for privacy and opt-out information.


Bridgerton, Downton, and The Crown: Why Period Dramas Are the Escape We All Need | E 33

The estates! The costumes! The sets! The Duke!! From the ballrooms of Bridgerton to the backstabbing Borgias, period dramas are just the ticket if you’re in the mood for some delightfully decadent escapism. In this lighthearted episode, Sharon and Lisa share their favorite period series. The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here. See for privacy and opt-out information.


“Indian Matchmaking”: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | E 32

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a few days away and the global marketing machine is in full swing. Retailers and advertisers are spending billions trying to convince people that all they need for an epic romance are some flowers, chocolates, and diamonds. And all that is nice, but...then there’s reality. And reality in this case takes the form of the semi-controversial Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. It turns the much hyped Hollywood “meet cute” on its head in favor of discussions...


The Biden/Harris Inauguration: Oh Happy Day! | TISOT Ep.

Inauguration 2021. Wow. Like the song says: It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. At least that’s how it feels. President Biden and Vice-President Harris were sworn in on January 20th, and already the country feels like a calmer, more civil, and more hopeful place. From Biden’s and Kamala’s speeches, to Amanda Gorman’s poem, to the fabulous fashion, and yes, all those Bernie memes, Sharon and Lisa discuss all the details and drama around the Biden/Harris inauguration. The beauty...


Is Anybody Making New Year’s Resolutions This Year? | E 31

Given what 2020 was, and how 2021 has already begun, are New Year’s Resolutions still a thing? Is it hubris to even think that way? In their first episode of the year Sharon and Lisa discuss their...let’s call them “hopes”...for what they would like to accomplish in 2021. Also: since life has been coming at them fast, the sisters are giving themselves some grace and reducing the episode frequency. From here on out, there’ll be a new episode every other week, and TIS Off-Topic episodes when...


Yes, AmeriKKKa, This IS Who You Are: 2021 US Coup | TISOT Ep. 6

Six days into 2021, in a shocking but unsurprising turn of events, the United States experienced an attempted coup, incited by the Seditionist in Chief. There is much to unpack, from the possibility of the orange one being impeached again, to the spate of White House resignations, to the failure of law enforcement officials--and their possible complicity. Join us as we discuss these historic events. The beauty's in the details. Click through for show notes and transcript. See...


COVID Karen, Caribbean Version: The Case of Skylar Mack | TISOT Ep. 5

2021 is barely a few days old, and it’s already setting up to be “2020, The Sequel: More Virus, Less Logic.” And so, we’re starting Season 3 with an Off-Topic episode to discuss Skylar Mack, one of the anti-masking quarantine breakers who ran afoul of the Cayman Islands authorities over the holiday season. In true COVID Karen style, Ms. Mack broke a 14-day quarantine period a mere 2 days into it. However, unlike many tourists who have acted similarly, she was made to pay the price. The...


Why The Official Letters of 2020 Are WTF | E 30

This is the final episode of 2020, and...whew chile...we made it. The entire year felt touch and go from beginning to end. From the global pandemic and anti-racism protests, to the murder hornets and the never-ending election (and let’s not forget The Great Toilet Paper Shortage), the sisters recap this most memorable of years, and explain why, in Sesame Street style, “Episode 2020” was brought to us by the letters W, T, and F. The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and...


Our 2020 Buying Guide: You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! | E 29

The holidays are the sisters’ favorite time of year, and they’re getting closer and closer! Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means that the day after is Black Friday—aka the start of Shopping Season. One thing the sisters LOVE is choosing the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives. Join Sharon and Lisa as they share their top picks for gifts to give to the introverts (or tbh, anyone really) on your list. The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript...


10 Ways Introverts Can Survive Thanksgiving | E 28

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And even in these Covid times, people will be hosting gatherings and parties, albeit on a smaller scale than usual. Introverts can probably already feel their stress levels rising as they think about all-day-long get-togethers, forced socializing, painful small talk, and people with no boundaries—not to mention no masks. Join Sharon and Lisa as they share their top tips for how introverts can actually have a happy Thanksgiving. The beauty is in the details....


Is 2020 The Year of the Introvert? Yes and No. | E 27

Many are calling 2020 “The Year of the Introvert.” Avoiding people, avoiding crowded spaces, self-isolating, working from home...what’s not to love, right? Sounds like introvert heaven,’s not quite so simple. Join Sharon and Lisa as they weigh the pros and cons of the corona-induced self-isolation lifestyle. The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here. See for privacy and opt-out information.