Episode 18: I’m Only White On Sundays

Have you guys stumbled upon these ridiculous food trends on Instagram? We have. And we’ve got some thoughts. Plus we reminisce about summer fairs and for some reason, maybe go a little insane, and Traci attempts to speak Spanish for the entire episode. See how long she lasts.

For links & more info on what we talked about in this ep, check out the supplemental reading on our website!

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Episode 17: This Is My Personal PSA Against Balloons

Summer reading recs part deux! This time it’s kid-centered (but we’re not judging if you read these for yourself). Plus, we share what we hate even though we’re supposed to love them and trends from the ’00s because we’re old and nostalgic.

For links & more info on what we talked about in this ep, check out the supplemental reading on our website!

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Episode 17 – Supplemental Reading

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And below are all the supplemental reading/listening items for your pleasure.

summer reading recs

Visit the Book Barn in Connecticut!

Seal Child by Sylvia Peck

Ten in a Bed by Allan Ahlberg

Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald

The Owlstone Crown by X.J. Kennedy

Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood

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 The Big Book of Birth by Erica Lyon

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Overcast App

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Episode 16: Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-WHAT?!

We start with a real upper for episode 16 – healthcare! If you’re just as confused about all the health care talk as we are, we help break it down into plebeian terms so we can all commiserate together with all the knowledge. Plus, get your summer read on with Jennie’s book suggestions and find out why the Vermont Country Store is your new SkyMall.

For links & more info on what we talked about in this ep, check out the supplemental reading on our website!

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Episode 16 – Supplemental Reading

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And below are all the supplemental reading/listening items for your pleasure.

healthcare for dummies

The Skimm – No Excuses Healthcare Guide

Pod Save America/Indivisible Guide to Contact Your Local Reps & Senators

5Calls.Org

summer reading recs

Beach Reads

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Travel Reads

My Life in France by Julia Child

The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lofty-I-Finally-Have-Time-To-Sit-Down-And-Read-This-Book-Books

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism Paperback by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Best Books You Should Read in the Summer

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

I-Missed-This-And-Probably-Should’ve-Read-This-Series

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French

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Vermont Country Store

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The Great British Baking Show (Bake Off)

Seasons 5-7 streaming on Netflix; New Seasons Air on PBS

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Episode 15: My Brand Is Built On Guilty Pleasures

Happy summer, America (and the rest of the world)! As we reflect on the choices our founding fathers made, we can’t help but think about the decisions our current administration is making. More importantly, the “alternative facts” that are being circulated out in the world. We talk how to combat that and find the truth, plus “guilty pleasures” aka how that isn’t a thing anymore, and summer travel.

For links & more info on what we talked about in this ep, check out the supplemental reading on our website!

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Episode 15 – Supplemental Reading

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And below are all the supplemental reading/listening items for your pleasure.

NOT-SO-GUILTY PLEASURES

  • Check 2 sources
  • First-hand accounts
  • Critical Thinking
  • Check opposite viewpoints (to see other points of view)
  • By-lines
  • Ask questions (shooting in DC, etc.)

*FULL TEXT OF SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL*

Not-So-Guilty Pleasures

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thredUP

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class pass

*use Traci’s referral link for $30 credit!*

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Episode 14: If You Don’t Have a Double-Sided Buffet, It’s Over

It’s the first day of summer, so we can finally catch up with TV programs that’ve been on our list forever,  help out the community by volunteering in our spare time, and go to a million weddings. Listen to our top picks and helpful tips to make your summer LIT AF (are the kids still saying that?).

For links & more info on what we talked about in this ep, check out the supplemental reading on our website!

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Episode 14 – Supplemental Reading

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And below are all the supplemental reading/listening items for your pleasure.

SUMMER TV VIEWING PLEASURE

American Crime

Seasons 1-3 Available on Netflix

Underground

Season 1 & 2 Available on Hulu

Big Little Lies

Available on HBO GO

BONUS: Scandal

Seasons 1-6 Available on Netflix

Orphan Black

Seasons 1-4 Available on BBCAmerica.com

http://orphanblack.tumblr.com/post/94271955674/maslany-has-to-shoot-some-of-her-most-challenging

Get Volunteering!

VolunteerMatch.org

LAWorks.com

CatchAFire.org

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Summer Reading Programs

{Los Angeles Summer Reading Challenge}

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the handmaid’s tale (on HULU)

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