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A community for people who hate leaving the house but also want friendship. Talking about things we find fascinating or don't understand and almost certainly getting completely sidetracked along the way with well, tangents.
87 Episodes
CIARA’S HAVING A......It’s the Mother’s Day special and we’dWe’d like to thank us for us. We’d like to gift ourselves the break and relaxation we need by getting in the bath. Yep. You read that right. This episode was recorded in the bathtub. It was a much better idea in theory. In this episode we discuss some more cognitive dissonance in regards to parenting, updates on Ciara’s pregnancy and of course, way more tangents than necessary. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
In a constant effort to completely rewrite the pathways of our brains, we introduce to you a conversation about cognitive dissonance. If you've ever enjoyed listening to R. Kelly's Ignition and felt guilty because of who he is as a person, you've experienced cognitive dissonance. If you have seen a documentary about the toxic materials in fast food or the mistreatment of animals, but still went to Wendy's later that week, you've experienced cognitive dissonance. Cognitive Dissonance is the beam of mental gymnastics and we are here to help call ours out and help shed light on how to challenge these moments of discomfort in our brains. Don't worry- we still don't even get into this until 30 minutes in so there's plenty of tangents to warm you up! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
CIARA GOT ENGAGED! We're sharing all things proposal, wedding & family planning in this weeks episode. It's been a long journey to get here and we couldn't be more excited to share it all with you. Thanks for being here with us during so many huge life moments. Cheers to many more! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
It's time to make conspiracies fun again. We've heard you and we are finally giving you the answers you've been looking for. We're talking about Feral People. After watching a couple documentaries and typing two words into google, we believe we've cracked the case. This might be disappointing, but we're not so sure that the research points in the direction you may have hoped. By the end, we may have you convinced that the real people responsible for the disappearances in our national parks aren't people at all, but we'll let you be the judge. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Toxic Positivity has a sister and her name is Imposter Syndrome. In 2019 we discussed what Imposter Syndrome is and how it effects our lives. Within the last 2 months, more people have shared and messaged us about this topic than anything else. To be honest- we forgot a lot of what we said. After re-listening to the episode, we decided that it was time for an update. In today's episode, we discuss how we feel about the versions of ourselves who recorded Imposter 1.0 and if we still identify with them. It shouldn't come as a surprise that times have changed and 2020, the year of forced reflection, has taught us more lessons than we realized. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
It's time for the second installment of our series where we channel our inner "Dear Abby's" and give you the unqualified, yet completely solicited advice that you've been waiting for. Covering topics like transitioning to college, long distance relationships and battling the ever persistent imposter syndrome. If there's one thing we love to do, it's tell other people what to do, but we must remind you that we are not professionals. We are just two ladies with the internet, so take any and all advice with a huge spoonful of salt. Also don't eat salt. I did that once and I was finding it in my pores for weeks like the salted rim of a margarita. Cheers! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
*TW/CW anxiety, self harm, panic attacks, depression, toxic relationships Have you ever thought that maybe Debbie Downer is down for a reason? Has she ever tried to tell you that reason? Did you listen? Have you ever stopped to ask “Debbie, why so down?” or did the usual “stop being such a downer” roll right off the tongue? It’s funny! It’s helpful to just remind people that the sun came up again and the world is....the world and that happiness is state of mind- right? Not really. Today we’re talking all about Toxic Positivity and how the “good vibes only” movement has left little room for any other vibes at all. It’s a recipe for shame, guilt, self hatred and isolation for so many people- including Debbie. We hope you listen with an open mind and leave the conversation feeling like all vibes are good vibes. FOLLOW ALONG WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA- @ladiesandtangents Videos referenced- @Vanessa Van Edwards ( ) @Cinema Therapy ( ) @Kati Morton ( ) @Dr. Allison Answers ( ) Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
It's no secret that we're obsessed with Hamilton. We've been waiting for the perfect topic to allow ourselves to become completely immersed in the world of a new nation. The time has come- we have found it in an article about the secret sex lives of our founding fathers & mothers (hell yeah, ladies.) We're sharing letters between lovers and allegedly debunking the myth that only straight men have inhabited the white house. We love this for us- all of us. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
CONTENT WARNING-*We are not professionals*We are sharing our journeys with self love, body image, disordered eating and recovery.If you are triggered by sexual trauma, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, self harm or toxic relationships- please feel free to skip this episode.If you are suffering, please seek out help. We have linked some resources below. We love you and we cherish you. On this week's episode we ask Rachel Rosche from @forbetterandworsepodcast your questions about Self Love & Body Positivity. From COVID weight gain- to feeling confident in your style- to healing from trauma, we're discussing it all. We're all on this journey together, learning to accept ourselves one day at a time. Be f*cking patient with yourself and remember to be in constant pursuit to find the value you have outside of your body.SELF HELP RESOURCES- Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
500 points to whoever creates a mash-up of all the *GASPs* in this episode. When we keep things in, they can take hold of us and cause us to stay in a panic loop, but we know how hard it can be to share some of the ugly things that happen at the workplace or in school. This week, we gave you the opportunity to share those stories in anonymity and take your power back. Thank you for sharing these with the world. Please enjoy the personalized middle fingers we have to offer the people who harmed you. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Ask and you shall receive. A request came into our DM’s for Jeri to share the story of how & why she left teaching. In this episode we discuss the struggle of staying in a job that doesn’t bring you joy, identity loss & ptsd. If you are triggered by the topic of active shooters/school shootings- skip this episode and we’ll see you next week! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
This is that type of episode where our emotions get too emotion-y. Getting back to what we love to talk about this week & weeding our mind gardens. We know we’re all people who struggle being people and in this episode we enter the world of Emotional Intelligence. We’re learning that by being able to recognize, label and regulate our emotions, we can take back control of the things that feel like they’re controlling us. If you are able- please consider donating to organizations that are providing aide to our friends in the south- out Khadija’s video that inspired this week’s topic and while you’re there- binge everything she’s ever made- check out:Permission to Feel - Dr. Marc Brackett Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
For Valentine's Day, we gently encouraged our significant others to be on the podcast with us. We played the Newlywed Game and still have no idea if there were really any winners at all. You'll have to tell us! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Happy Valentine's Day, friends! This week Jeri & Ciara deep dive into Reddit's finest first date stories. We're talking mushrooms, we're talking, sociopathic behavior, we're talking cock...roaches. There's also a pretty decently long tangent about how we don't understand how wood works. Feel free to let us know what's up with that in the comments! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
You guys sent in your judgements and we reacted to them! We talked last episode about how the first thought we have about something or someone isn't our fault. What we consume in the media coupled with the societal normals that are drilled into our heads since the moment we open our tiny, gooey eyes shape the way we view the world around us. Our second thought? THAT IS our responsibility. It is important to attack these thoughts. It is important to challenge our assumptions. It is important not to let stereotypes dictate our perception of others. By acknowledging that we have implicit bias, preconceived notions and judgments we can start to chip away at the source and re-train our brains to see the world through more compassionate, understanding and empathetic eyes. All these big words and we still somehow ended up talking about butts. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
In this episode we apply some college writing wisdom to our everyday lives. We discuss how implicit bias and judgements can impact the way we interact with people and view world around us. Reading this makes it sound like we're going to be more well spoken than we actually are...we definitely still talked about poop in this one. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
On today's episode we talk about how just a few little words can change the entire course of someones motivation, determination, resilience and self worth. Little heavy for a Tuesday morning? Oh well- chances are, if you're like us, you've experienced the crippling anxiety of feeling like a failure or fear of not reaching your potential and we're going to tell you how this type of thinking isn't your fault and can be changed! Just a little shift in thinking and approaching problems more like a ball and less like an egg. Speaking of eggs…Jeri also eats dinner and gives a little asmr somewhere along the way. People gotta eat, we’re all friends here. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
You sent in your weird work stories and we reacted to them! From sperm, to shampoo bottles, to punches- you shared the bizarre and memorable moments you have experienced on the job. We want to thank everyone for submitting your stories for this episode. We love these opportunities to connect with you! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
2 years after losing the Governor’s race in Georgia, Stacey Abrams made it her mission to educate people about free and fair elections, registering 800,000 new voters in the state of Georgia. Her grass roots efforts to share the message of voter suppression and mobilize a new age of informed, confident voters turned Georgia blue for the first time in decades. In this episode we share about Stacey’s message of the importance of voting and making your voice heard in every election. We summarized her documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy, but to get the full impact, we really encourage you to watch it yourself. Just because the election has been certified, the job isn’t done and we can all do more to help move towards free & fair elections with laws that protect the actual integrity of our democracy and ensure equal representation and opportunity for all. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
How we went through 50 superstitions and never mentioned black cats is truly a mystery. This week we dive into superstitions from around the world and are slightly afraid that we started off 2021 on an unlucky foot. We were just trying to give you guys tips on what to avoid to make sure your 2021 is smooth sailing. Speaking of feet- you’re gonna want to get yourself a rabbits foot. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Comments (2)

Nena Bray

I just wanted to say that this really hit me in me in the center of my heart and I'm going to share it with all the women in my life.

Mar 30th

Kelsey Whitehead

I like the fact you were vulnerable because I don't have many people to talk to that understands where my head is at. I needed this, thank you.

Mar 5th
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