Join us on our Magic-School Bus style journey into the swirling vortex of shame that has infected our precious and wonderful Hannah Gelb! Together, Gelby and Mrs. Fabs-rizzle take-on the great monsters of despair that have taken up residence inside our minds and help Gelby find her way across the sprawling wasteland of self-doubt to reach the sweet peaceful land of love.
Spooky Stories (ft. Julia Schifini & Amanda McLaughlin of Spirits Podcast)
Boo! Bang! Fizz! Scary sounds! This week Gelb conjures minor New York deities Amanda McLaughlin and Julia Schifini of Spirits Podcast. Forming a temporary coven, Gelb recites spine-tingling tales of earbud hauntings as Amanda and Julia assign each yarn a likely spirit culprit.
The Boy Band Con (ft. Lance Bass)
This week Harto is joined by very special guest Lance Bass - Yes!! THAT Lance Bass, who’s face most likely adorned your trapper-keeper in 1999! He’s up to all kinds of awesome stuff these days, and reflects on several hard-earned lessons from his early years as an international music sensation. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the heartfelt discussion on learning to trust others (and yourself!) after experiencing terrible betrayal.
You Are Here (Facing Reality ft. Heather Havrilesky)
This week, Gelb is joined by Heather Havrilesky - author, advice columnist, and wasteland warrior of the scrappy LA hills - to discuss the poisonous messages that our culture at large tries to tattoo onto the insides of our eyelids. You know the ones. You NEED: more money, a bigger house, a better mate, perfect hair, skin, and nails, genitals that smell like a rose garden, to lose/gain 10 lbs, to stop being sad, to look on the bright side, to really ENJOY cooking, to take up axe throwing, etc. Heather calls bullshit on the myth of constant self-improvement and and challenges us to accept ourselves as we are, in this very moment, inadequacies and all.
How We Make Decisions (Facets of the Self)
What's in YOUR conference room of the mind? More importantly, WHO? Who's calling the shots, passing out the agenda, and ordering the snacks? Are they getting the GOOD artisan cheese and crackers or those oily pastries that make your stomach hurt? Are they people you know intimately, or are your mind-meetings populated with strangers? This week, take a deep dive into the metaphorical mind with Fabs and Gelb as they discuss the myriad facets of the self. It's possible there are some ne'er-do-well impostors sashaying around and getting their grubby hands all over your decision-making apparatus. In any case, this conference is bananas and we may need to bring in upper management (hint: that's YOU).