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I Guess We're Grownups Now

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United States

Description:

A podcast about being the kind of grown-ups we want to be. The answers are better than the questions. Hosted by Kari Halsted.

Twitter:

@goodstufffm

Language:

English


Episodes

United By Queerness

7/4/2017
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Brook and Kari talk about Pride month, celebrations, marches, mainstreaming, commodification, rainbow-washing, chanting, mourning, abstaining, and showing up for the actual work the rest of the year. Should you go? Yes.

Duration: 00:34:53


Don't Ghost Your Parents

5/29/2017
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Brook and Kari discuss chosen families, constructing family units, friends that stick, healthy boundaries for adults, rules for showing up for your friends.

Duration: 00:37:16


Cry You Later

2/10/2017
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Brook and Kari discuss crying, particularly at work, and what it means, why we do it, and what to do if you see someone doing it.

Duration: 00:33:55


Home Poopin'

2/2/2017
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Kari and Brook revisit the topic of travelling: how we pack, what we pack, how we make ourselves feel at home when away, and the weird things human bodies do when you're on the road.

Duration: 00:34:44


The Green Pickle

12/7/2016
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We're back, adullllltttzzzz! Brook and Kari have come out of hibernation to hit your eardrums with a brand new episode, mostly about how to handle the holidays like a grown-up when you're spending them with unfamiliar people, or worse, familiar people! We talk about Friendsgiving, new and old traditions, Brook loves a good yule.

Duration: 00:32:26


We Burn Something and Drink

1/7/2016
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Kari and Brook talk about holiday plans, going out versus staying in, solstice, resolutions versus spontaneity, not smiling at strangers, journalling as reflection, minimalism, reading, and death to "should." Also: cat noises.

Duration: 00:51:44


My Friendship Car is in Miles Per Hour

12/20/2015
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Brook and Kari talk about adult friendships and the Internet, cross-pollination, intensity, friending regret, breakups, retweeting, aspirational friends, attraction, homogeneity, and the roommate switch.

Duration: 01:00:46


Playlist for Death

11/24/2015
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Brook and Kari record over wine and cats, and ponder their own mortality, loved ones (including pets) dying, being ready to die, risky behavior, travelling on planes, and trying to understand death. Uplifting!

Duration: 01:00:53


Stolen Canadian Accent

11/7/2015
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Kari and Brook Shelley talk about mommy/cat blogging/podcasting, going home again, travelling on other people's dime, accents, sci fi lit by women, revisiting old hobbies, and whole other episodes.

Duration: 00:55:17


The Dark Side of Decisiveness

9/7/2015
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Hilary (@theOtherHilary) is back to chat with Kari about hating yourself-in-other-people, respectful conversation, when and how we indulge ourselves, the statute of limitations on being mean, safe places for venting, and self-regulation.

Duration: 00:50:32


The Jackie Chan Packing Strategy

5/27/2015
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Kari and her guest Aditi talk about international travel, local delicacies, Airbnb, Jackie Chan's packing strategies, friend trips, community sourced trip planning, and neck pillows.

Duration: 00:51:13


I Have Tweets Read to Me While I Sleep

3/30/2015
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Kari chats with Chris Enns about social media fasting, FOMO/JOMO, forming your own opinion, following and unfollowing strategies, satisficing, and fearlessness in podcasting.

Duration: 00:53:46


I Can Make a Bedbug Party

3/22/2015
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Kari and Liz James discuss adult ADHD: definitions, advantages, getting diagnosed, strategies for thriving with it, fantastic metaphors, treatments, marrying well, accidental vacations, and black diamond people.

Duration: 00:50:05


Family Meeting in the Blanket Fort

2/10/2015
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Kari and Megan Cheesbrough talk about advanced parenting: collaborating with minors; de-escallating bad behavior without shame; showing your children you're on their team; negotiating with teachers; and worrying that your kid's a sociopath.

Duration: 01:06:25


Two Years Till Billy Crystal Levels

1/23/2015
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Jeff Read joins Kari to wonder what midlife really is anyway, and to talk about middle-age parenting issues, getting worse at things, and how passion for what you do maybe helps you avoid the ol' crisis.

Duration: 01:06:26


Successful Instances of Shutting Up are Unheard Of

1/14/2015
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Kari talks about the benefits of speaking out, and also the benefits of shutting up. And about potential future topics for I Guess We're Grown-Ups Now.

Duration: 00:26:42


The House the Cars the Dog the Cat

12/9/2014
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Part two of the conversation with Adam Clark. Should we even bother looking for meaning in our job? Searching for that feeling of Home. Regret. How does a person end up in a corporate job, and is that different from selling out?

Duration: 00:49:41


It's like Skiing

11/14/2014
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Hilary Nelson and Kari discuss being active in your community and its government, sympathy for city counselors, not being an a**hole, and why you should vote even if you haven't done your homework.

Duration: 00:55:03


20,000 People Laughing

10/18/2014
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Kari sits down with Todd Peters to talk about about his creative alternative adult life: SAHDing, not having a grand life-plan, being a self-taught professional musician, and balance in adult relationships. There's a lot of laughing, which is normal for a conversation with Todd.

Duration: 01:00:17


Ask Me About My IUD

10/10/2014
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Kari talks with Kate Daly (@tikikate) about the Pill, IUDs, sponges, access to knowledge about your own body, sex ed, and bad birth control puns. We share pregnancy pics with fun back-stories and probably way TMI. Sorry not sorry.

Duration: 00:56:26

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