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On this “reco pod,” Michelle and a special guest chat about their latest obsessions, which, of course, they highly recommend. No matter what it is—product finds, new gadgets and tech, pop culture faves, fashion and beauty trends, life hacks, hashtags, etc.—they’ll give you a quick rundown of the things giving them joy this week in the hopes they’ll do the same for you.

On this “reco pod,” Michelle and a special guest chat about their latest obsessions, which, of course, they highly recommend. No matter what it is—product finds, new gadgets and tech, pop culture faves, fashion and beauty trends, life hacks, hashtags, etc.—they’ll give you a quick rundown of the things giving them joy this week in the hopes they’ll do the same for you.

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On this “reco pod,” Michelle and a special guest chat about their latest obsessions, which, of course, they highly recommend. No matter what it is—product finds, new gadgets and tech, pop culture faves, fashion and beauty trends, life hacks, hashtags, etc.—they’ll give you a quick rundown of the things giving them joy this week in the hopes they’ll do the same for you.

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@ecopod

Language:

English


Episodes

45: Marathon Woman

2/12/2020
Since running her first marathon 18 years ago, Macenzie Rubin has run 64 more. Listen in as she talks about why she does it, how she's continued since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and her advice for anyone wanting to train for a marathon. Plus, recos for our favorite new sparkling water, a marathon website and more. Join the Reco Squad! The Conversation How Macenzie started running marathons (3:57) Hitting the wall during a marathon (12:57) Why she ran the next 64...

Duration:01:22:25

44: Romantic Risks

1/29/2020
Scared to tell a crush your true feelings? Shy introvert (and somehow also a podcast host) Michelle Rubin and her husband Steve Scheideman about how she found the courage to tell him she had a crush on him—plus more harrowing tales of romantic risks! Conversation 3 Romantic Risks I Took in My Relationship I shared my true feelings (13:53)I spontaneously suggested we move in together (21:54)I got over my fear of things ending horribly and said yes (25:11) Recommendations for someone who is...

Duration:00:44:49

43: Tales From a Mixed-Orientation Marriage

1/15/2020
Kellie Kramer returns to the podcast to talk about her nine-year marriage to a gay man—plus that Dolly Parton podcast and our obsession with an elite competitive cheer squad. The Conversation When Kellie first heard the term “mixed-orientation marriage” (8:50) When people make assumptions about what is going on in someone’s mixed-orientation marriage (12:42) How Kellie dealt with invasive questions about her marriage (13:11) Recommendations for people who might learn they know someone...

Duration:00:55:25

42: Our Favorite 2019 TV Recos

1/1/2020
Happy new year! We’re looking back out our favorite binge-watching recos of 2019. Recos & Related Episodes Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (original podcast epsiode with Jenifer Linder 13) 1:30 Letterkenny (original podcast episode with Kellie Kramer) 10:40 Veronica Mars Season 4 (original podcast episode with Steve Scheideman) 21:48 Schitt’s Creek (original podcast episode with Bess Jacobson) 30:00 The Boys (original episode with Christine Bertsch) 43:48 Join the Reco Squad!

Duration:00:49:38

41: 10 Years' Time

12/18/2019
As we get closer to the end of the decade, Jenifer Linder and Michelle Rubin reflect on the last 10 years and cover a lot of ground, from empty nesting to dealing with breast cancer and drawing strength from hard times. Full show notes at recopod.com. Intro Join the Reco Squad! The Conversation Attitude Readjustment Playlists (4:34) Advances in listening to music (6:00) What would 2010 you be most surprised about 2020 you? (8:44) Turning 50 (10:43) Empty nesting (14:30) Stop...

Duration:00:56:53

40: My Holiday Survival Guide

12/4/2019
Is the stress of holiday preparations getting in the way of your enjoyment of the season? Join Michelle Rubin and Steve Scheideman as they discuss strategies for staying merry and bright this month. Full show notes at recopod.com. My Holiday Survival Strategies Think about how you want to feel on Christmas and prioritize those things that will help you get there. (10:57)Say no to myself (everything doesn’t have to be perfect). (17:26)Ask for help. (19:43)Set boundaries and give myself...

Duration:00:43:58

39: Like a Boss

11/20/2019
“No one knows what they’re doing.” Tired of feeling like an imposter? Amy Ambrose shares her tips for gaining and projecting confidence—even when you’re not feeling it. Find full show notes at Recopod.com. Intro Changes to the podcast (:40) Introducing: The Reco Squad (2:59) Reco Squad Giveaway (3:59) Tips from Amy No one knows what they’re doing (11:27) Reframing (focus on something that will make you confident) (15:46) Asking for what you want—and dealing with the results...

Duration:00:56:42

38: The Crate Convert

11/6/2019
Looking for a worthy subscription box? Jo First and Michelle Rubin chat about their experiences with the likes of FabFitFun, Dia Box, BirchBox and more. Plus, a great resource for finding the perfect crate for someone. RECOS FabFitFun (referral link) (2:42) StitchFix (referral link) (10:19) Dia & Co. (referral link) and Trunk Club (18:27) Birchbox and Ipsy (31:56) Cratejoy (37:22) RELATED EPISODES 34: The Cabaret Singer 27: The Planner 01: The First CONNECT WITH...

Duration:00:42:36

37: The Teenager

10/23/2019
Wonder what it's like to be in high school these days? Is vaping really a threat? How do teenagers handle social media? Amelia Scheideman gives us the scoop and chats about what she's into right now, including YouTuber Tiffany Ferg and Lore! Recos Songkick (18:22) Tiffany Ferg (22:04) Sustainability Issues We Don’t Talk About Enough The Importance of Deleting Old Posts Coco (29:04) Gringo’s Guide to Coco Lore (32:40) The World of Lore Curious Monsters Episode 8: The...

Duration:00:43:21

36: The Co-Host for Life

10/9/2019
In search of the best password manager app, an easy Halloween costume or a geeky Twitter account? We’ve got you covered this week as Michelle Rubin and Steve Scheideman share what’s currently giving them joy. Recos mSecure (7:28) Loctite Plastics Bonding System (15:26) Unicorn Plush Mask (20:06) Rain X (25:54) Google Trends Twitter Account (29:39) Related Episodes 34: The Cabaret Singer 31: The Griller 25: The Pop Culture Pundit 21: The Husband 15: The Regular

Duration:00:36:17

35: The Host

9/25/2019
On a shortened version of the podcast, Michelle Rubin shares the things that gave her joy and got her through this week. Recos “The Good Place” web exclusive “The Selection” (2:25) Target Drive Up (6:33) Related Episodes 34: The Cabaret Singer 33: The Survivor 32: The Creek Geek 31: The Griller

Duration:00:11:37

34: The Cabaret Singer

9/11/2019
Kellie Kramer shares the creative process behind her upcoming cabaret show, “All the Good Men Are Gay.” Plus: A fun way to share podcasts and how to get motivated with virtual races. Recos We Love You And So Can You (17:59) Silk pillowcases (24:17) Bullet app (29:31) Virtual races and Potterhead Running Club (34:20) Running Portraits (42:46) Other Links Kellie Kramer's Cabaret: All the Good Men Are Gay Related Episodes 26: The TV Host 08: The Triple Threat Connect With...

Duration:00:48:08

33: The Survivor

8/28/2019
Breast cancer survivors Christine Bertsch and Michelle Rubin offer advice on how to support a friend or loved one going through treatment and share their current favorite obsessions, including Target 20 Years of Design for All, Prime Video’s “The Boys” and more! Get show notes and sign up for our newsletter at Recopod.com. Recos Good Wishes head scarves Bitmoji Target 20 Years of Design for All The Boys Post-It Extreme Notes Related Episode 20: The Tax Guy

Duration:00:41:57

32: The Creek Geek

8/14/2019
“Schitt’s Creek,” Trader Joe’s Popcorn, emergency eye masks and more on this week’s episode with Bess Jacobson and Michelle Rubin. Recos This is Uncomfortable, a podcast from Marketplace Schitt’s Creek Trader Joe’s Popcorn with Herbs and Spices The Library Creek by Susan Orlean Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Mask Related Episodes 03: The Double Cousin 06: The Hallmark Movie Expert 16: The Valentine Maker 30: The Gladiator 31: The Griller Connect with...

Duration:00:48:11

31: The Griller

7/31/2019
What do Veronica Mars, Bachelor fantasy leagues and Weber Lighter Cubes have in common? They’re all featured recos on this episode with Steve Scheideman and Michelle Rubin. Find full show notes at Recopod.com. Recos Veronica Mars on Hulu Aldi Bach Bracket Grilling faves Natural lump charcoal Weber Lighter Cubes Song Exploder Related episodes 19: The Cord-Cutters 21: The Husband 25: The Pop Culture Pundit 29: The Redhead Unicorn

Duration:00:45:41

30: The Gladiator

7/17/2019
Guest John Ambrose and host Michelle Rubin tackle everything from new luggage to great ways to enjoy tennis—and also geek out over a favorite pen. Find full show notes or leave a comment at Recopod.com. Recos The Medium by Away Uni-Ball Vision Roller Ball Pen (fine tip) CBS All Access Start Trek: Discovery The Twilight Zone Tennis Miami Open USTA (United States Tennis Association) Gladiator Tennis Wilson Tennis Duffel Slice Related Episodes 29: The Redhead Unicorn

Duration:00:39:21

29: The Redhead Unicorn

7/3/2019
The Redhead Unicorn Looking for a way to jumpstart your fitness routine? Indoor cycling enthusiast Amy Ambrose explains why cycle classes are actually great for beginners and shares her love for Peloton and more. Recos Nerts Rules Nerts Package Cycle clases and Peloton CBS This Morning playlists on Spotify 90 Degree by Reflex capri leggings Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter newsletter Related Episodes 28: The Podcast Fan Connect With Amy Twitter: Amy_brosia Insta:...

Duration:00:41:00

28: The Podcast Fan

6/19/2019
Looking for something new? Listen up as we weigh in on a fascinating new podcast on OJ Simpson, an inexpensive night cream and more—including the planner that helped launch this podcast. Find full show notes at Recopod.com. Confronting: OJ Simpson The Self Journal In the Company of Women Acure Brightening Night Cream Reese’s THiN Peanut Butter Cups Links WWDC 2019 Apple Closes Texture Related Episodes 03: The Double Cousin 13: The Organizer 19: The Cord-Cutters 26: The TV...

Duration:00:46:22

27: The Planner

6/5/2019
From the Starbucks Festival Ombre cup to Beautypedia and Prose personalized hair care, Jo First and Michelle Rubin share their current obsessions and catch up on Jo’s planner experiment. Find full show notes at Recopod.com. Recos Starbucks Festival Ombre Cup (possibly available at a Starbucks near you) Beautypedia Prose personalized hair care The Final Straw Welly Quick Fix Kit Related Episode 01: The First Connect With Jo Instagram: jo_1st

Duration:00:34:26

26: The TV Host

5/22/2019
We tackle Letterkenny, Foodsby, our latest favorite skincare gadget and more when Kellie Kramer joins host Michelle Rubin on the reco pod. Full show notes at recopod.com. Recos Foodsby The Founder of a Lunch Delivery Startup Is Banking on a Surprising Stance: The Customer Isn't Always Right Foreo Luna Mini 2 Wilson FM Podcast Magazine Letterkenny Letterkenny Live! Arrive app Other links Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Outdoors Related episodes 08: The Triple...

Duration:00:44:15