Episode 30 – The roller coaster of life

Life consists of highs and lows.  That’s just something we can’t change.  In the highs, it’s easy to think that we’ll never come down, and in the lows, it’s easy to long for the highs.  Those often lead to discontent, constantly seeing other people that are at a higher point than we are and wondering why we can’t get there.  It’s important to accept the ride for what it is, and enjoy it while it lasts.  Try your best to just enjoy the journey, both highs and lows, instead of rushing towards the destination.

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Episode 29 – Just be yourself, dammit

It can be incredibly difficult to even figure out who you are, but if something brings you joy, don’t be ashamed of it.  It’s hard to see everyone’s social media feeds and how “happy” they appear to be and then look at ourselves without wondering what is wrong with us.  It’s easy to look at the glitz and glam lifestyles of the rich and famous and wonder why we have wrinkles or tummy rolls or stretch marks.  Long story short, finding yourself is a long, arduous journey, but once you’ve found yourself, don’t be ashamed to be comfortable in your skin.

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Episode 28 – Communication is f8cking hard

In our world of technological advancement and attempted maximum efficiency, we cut out some of the key parts of communication.  Body language and tone of voice totally lack in emails and texts.  I’M YELLING IN YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THIS IS IN CAPS, even if in my mind while typing that, I wasn’t yelling.  We send a text and if we don’t get a response immediately we start feeling withdrawal-like symptoms.  Instant messaging is great for quick planning and succinct conversations, but when we attempt to use it to completely replace genuine social interaction, it can leave us feeling like something is missing.

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Episode 27 – Give yourself some f*cking credit already

We are often so caught up what we have to do next to achieve our goals that we forget to feel good about all our accomplishments every day.  Even getting out of bed could be considered an accomplishment some days, but we often become so fixated on the next thing, we don’t even take the time to appreciate how amazing we are for whatever things we accomplish throughout our lives.  This is your reminder, while you’re listening to this episode take the time to think about how far you’ve come in your life and appreciate how amazing you are for getting to where you’re at now.

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Episode 26 – You’re allowed to be happy

In this world of mass connection it seems so difficult to look anywhere without seeing something tragic happening in the world.  It’s easy to even feel guilty for feeling happy.  While so many others suffer, how dare we even have a little bit of happiness in our lives, right?  WRONG.  This sounds like a crappy line from a cliché self help book, but it really is OK to allow yourself to be happy.  Instead of telling yourself, “I’ll be happy when… xyz” tell yourself, “I’m happy because…” regardless of the reason you decide, even if it’s something as silly as waffles.  “I’m happy because waffles.”  So instead of worrying about fixing the world’s imperfections, start with learning how to just be happy despite imperfection.

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Episode 25 – So no one told ya life was gonna be this waaaaay (ft. Toast)

*clap**clap**clap**clap**clap*

Ahem.  Anyway.  WE’RE BACK B*TCHES!  After a long streak of life getting in the way, we return with this grand ole’ episode about friendship, mostly from the viewpoint of male on male friendships because, well, that’s our perspective.  There seems to be a surplus of men that call themselves lonely in today’s world.  Maybe that’s just because previous generations never admitted it, or maybe that’s a signal of a real epidemic in our culture.  It seems like strong, male on male friendships are somewhat of a rarity anymore and well, we’re here to *try* to talk about it.  This episode features our good FRIEND (yay), Toast.

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Episode 24 – Left, Left, Left Right Left

Ok so this title is purposefully misleading.  Sounds like some military drill line, but I’m actually talking about dating apps and the constant left and right swipes in the hopes of finding real happiness.  Too bad so many of those profiles can be so easily faked, or be bots (seriously, how does Tinder not have a Captcha yet?), or just generally misleading as people show off their “best selves” just like on all other social media.  Or those people that write things in their bio like, “I’m a bitch, deal with it” or that just scream F*CKBOI, showing off their worst selves and expecting others to deal with their lack of emotional stability.  Anyway, today we talk (read: bullshit) about dating in a modern world.

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Episode 23 – Even Famous People Aren’t Always Happy

In light of recent suicides of major public figures (Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain), we take this episode to discuss suicide and everything that goes along with it, especially with big public figures.  Not sure what else to say about this episode, it’s pretty straightforward.

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Episode 22 – Thanks for banging my mom!

In a special father’s day episode (admittedly a few days late), Peter talks about his gratitude for his dad while Kody is out sick with mono.  Even as I type this, I can already hear Peter making a dick sucking joke XD.  Happy Belated Father’s day to all the dads out there!

-Kody

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P.S. We’ll do one for moms at some point too, honestly we didn’t even think about incorporating these holidays into the podcast back in May.

Episode 21 – How to accept others

We’ve already touched on this subject briefly in other episodes, but we wanted to delve into it further.  Learning how to accept others for their flaws can be a good first step to learning how to accept yourself for yours.  Bonus: Peter gets a little personal and Kody plays therapist.

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