Ep. 97 Spray tans, awkward conversations, and 80 year old turtles

Today, Megan is joined by Laura, and they take some time to solve some of life’s biggest mysteries, like how do you navigate awkward conversations with a nanny about how to wash the dishes? How do you keep yourselves from going cuckoo bananas in the midst of spring craziness? Why is Laura’s complexion so gorgeous all the time, and also what is up with those tortoises? It's a grab bag episode of Sorta Awesome, and you'll hear wisdom on all of this, plus Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES

Melanie Mills gleam body radiance
Bare Minerals Bareskin
Radio Public (Babysitters Club Club playlist)
Ep 78 one thing that changed our life
Is your extreme diet really an eating disorder? at Hollywood Housewife
Spontaneity Child Care, OKC
@konarocket on IG

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Ep. 96 Why we hate Christianity (and why we really love it, too!)

This week, Megan and Kelly take up the ancient practice of confession and get very honest about their personal lives and spiritual faiths. From the childhood experiences that formed the foundation of their belief systems to the moments in adulthood that turned their beliefs upside down, they share their thoughts on faith and how it has evolved over the years. This episode invites reflection from people of all backgrounds - whether you practice a spiritual discipline or not! And as always, you'll hear our Awesomes of the Week!

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Ep. 95 Ten tips for traveling bliss with Tsh Oxenreider

This week, Megan welcomes Tsh Oxenreider back to Sorta Awesome! Tsh and Megan have lots in common including discovering that they are Highly Sensitive People. That hasn't stopped Tsh from taking on world travel since she was a teenager, and today, she and Megan share all their best tips for traveling bliss for sensitive people (and the people who love them!). All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES

MasterChef, Jr.
Leslie Hershberger

Highly Sensitive Person quiz
15 tips for Highly Sensitive Parents
At Home in the World book page

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S-Town by Serial: Thoughts and Theories

This special edition of the Extra Awesome series from Sorta Awesome is all about the smash hit podcast S-Town from Serial Productions! Join Megan and Laura as they dissect, discuss, and analyze this limited series podcast that invites listeners to unravel mysteries and answer questions and meet fascinating people along the way in Woodstock, Alabama. The first part of this episode is spoiler-free for listeners who want to hear more about what S-Town is about, and in the second part of the episode, they dive into the complexities and the complications of the life of John B. McLemore.

Want to weigh in with your thoughts? Join us in the comment section below to share your thoughts, theories, and analysis of this wildly popular podcast!

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Extra Awesome: Book of the Month Club April selections preview!

It is always EXTRA awesome to talk books, and in this mini-episode of Extra Awesome, Megan and Laura talk through the April selections for Book of the Month Club. You'll hear them talk through five soon-to-be-released books that will get lots of buzz this spring, and it just might help you choose your April pick!

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Ep. 94 Real talk on adoption with Corey and Kelly Gordon

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It's a historic day for Sorta Awesome! Today, Megan and Kelly are joined by Kelly's husband Corey which means that now all four of the Sorta Awesome husbands have volunteered for the hot seat.  This week, Corey shares his powerful, compelling story of going from street kid in South Korea to growing up in Minnesota. Then, he and Kelly talk through some adoption myths and answer questions from the Awesomes about adoption and foster care. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES

CLEAR
Beauty and the Beast 

Dr. Karyn Purvis's work


Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
CAFO trusted agencies
Safe Families

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Ep. 93 Simply awesome spring cleaning with Becky Rapinchuk of Clean Mama

Open up the windows and be inspired by that springtime sunshine! This week, Megan chats with home care expert Becky Rapinchuk whom you may know as Clean Mama! There is a LOT of personality talk in this episode as these two ENFPs dig into Becky's story of becoming a housekeeping guru. Becky shares her homemaking confessions along with her best tips for spring cleaning. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES
Living Proof Dry Shampoo
Hot Tools 1 1/2 inch curling iron

Clean Mama printable shop
Simply Clean, Becky Rapinchuk

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Ep. 92 10 documentaries that are too awesome to miss!

Fire up Netflix, login to Amazon, or start searching YouTube! This week, Megan and Laura are running down a list of ten excellent documentaries you'll want to watch right now! Whether you are a devoted fan of documentary film or you haven't watched one in years (or ever!), there's sure to be something on this list that will intrigue, challenge, or inspire you. All of that plus public shaming and #trypod recommendations in Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES

So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson
#trypod challenge
The Simple Show
Shalom in the City

The Mama Sherpas
$ellebrity
For the Record
The True Cost
The Hunting Ground
Missoula, Jon Krakauer
Tickled
The Staircase
Sorta Awesome Ep. 42 Talking all about true crime
The Witness
Columbine, Dave Cullen
30 for 30 The Price of Gold
Planet Earth 2
Salam Neighbor
Iris
 

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Ep 91 8 Habits that build a #happyawesome life

Sorta Awesome is back! This week, Megan and Kelly explore the question, "what did SHE do to get such a happy life?" The science shows that cultivating a happy life might be much more attainable than you might think! They'll walk you through 8 habits that build happiness in life and fill you in on the #happyawesome challenge!

SHOW NOTES

Blue Babies Pink
Missing Richard Simmons
Nicole Zefanya on YouTube, Anaheim single

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Ep. 90 Exploring hope and healing for postpartum depression

This week's guest co-host is way more than sorta awesome - she's an incredibly awesome woman, mom, and member of our Awesome community! Katie Pace joins Megan this week, and together they discuss their experiences with postpartum depression. Megan brings in expert advice from Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan - an OBGYN and host of the House Call with Dr. Mac podcast, as well as Brodie Welch - an expert in Chinese Medicine and the house of the A Healthy Curiosity podcast. This episode is packed with information important for all women, including the MTHFR gene mutation, how depression can impact the health of children, and what nourishing foods can bring the mind/body connection back into alignment. You don't want to miss this, and as always, you'll hear Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES:

Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan: House Call with Dr. Mac
Brodie Welch: A Healthy Curiosity

A Chef's Table
Brain.FM

(un)steady as she goes: on grieving a good thing at SortaCrunchy

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Ep. 89 Making time to be true to you with Lora Lynn Fanning

All of us are given twenty-four hours each day, and somehow in the midst of all of our responsibilities, we're supposed to follow our dreams? How exactly does that work? Few people can better answer that question than Lora Lynn Fanning - writer, teacher, wife, and homeschooling mom to seven. Today she joins Megan to talk about what it looks like to narrow your focus so you can make time to be true to the passions you want to pursue. All of that plus Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES

Smartick math app
I'll have what Phil's having
Hollar.com

BOSE noise-canceling earphones - Lora Lynn says to look for them on Craigslist!

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Ep. 88 We tried it, and we liked it!

Stuck in a rut? When was the last time you tried something new? Today, Laura and Megan run down a list of (new to them) things they've tried lately and have surprised themselves by really liking! You'll hear make-up recommendations, book talk, breakfast ideas, and more. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES

Puppy Apartment
AllSides.com

alarm clocks
RUMIO Beauty Blender sponge
similar sponge: Lagure beauty blender
(LA Girl HD PRO concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, Hard Candy Glamoflauge)
Dior Hydralife BB Cream
(Laura's basic routine: moisturizer, BB cream, NARS Orgasm, Voluminous mascara)
Homesick for Another World, Otessa Moshfegh
Rollergirl, Victoria Jameison
Manchester by the Sea
Overcast App
VIV Collection leggings
NINEXIS tunic top
Croque Madame

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Ep. 87 Real talk about refugees

Pull up a chair, and we'll pour you some tea. A recent Executive Order from President Trump has the world talking about the United States and refugees. This week, Megan asked Kelly to help her sit down and sort through the news, identifying facts, gathering some expert opinions, and listening to the stories of people close to the situation. It's a super-sized episode of Sorta Awesome (and they still didn't even come close to covering it all!), and of course, you'll hear their Awesomes of the Week!

SHOW NOTES

E Ku'u Morning Dew on Pandora
Twice Removed

President Trump's Refugee Order: 5 Things to Know, Preemptive Love
Facts and Figures about Refugees, UNHCR
Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them, The Washington Post
Five Myths of the Debate over Trump's Refugee Executive Order, National Review
Terrorism and Immigration, A Risk Analysis, CATO Institute
The 1951 Refugee Convention, UNHCR
Syrian Refugees Feel More Welcome in Europe that in the Gulf, Bloomberg
What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does - and Doesn't Do, The Atlantic

Gateway of Grace

Kholoud Sews

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Ep. 86 How to dress a man with Kyle Tietz

Megan is joined this week by a VERY special guest co-host who also happens to be the guy who has been at her side for the past two decades - her husband Kyle! Together, they break down everything you need to know about helping the men in your life know exactly how to build an outfit that is classic and timeless. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES
Have a great day! playlist
theodd1sout on YouTube

AskAndyAboutClothes.com
Oxford Cloth Button Down
Levi's
Allen Edmonds
The Art of Manliness

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Ep. 85 Awesomely and unapologetically organized with Meredith Schwartz of Penelope Loves Lists

Are you a Penelope? Today, Meredith Schwartz joins Megan to answer that question! Chances are if it brings you happiness to bring order to your home and workspace (or if you just aspire to be that way!), you're going to want to hear Meredith's perspective on embracing - not apologizing for! - your wonderfully organized ways. All of that plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES:

Cleaning me softly facial cleansing brush
Calm-A-Mama flower essences

"I was relieved when you couldn't come" at Penelope Loves Lists

Block scheduling at Penelope Loves Lists
Aqua Notes for the shower

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Ep. 84 Our favorite follows!

Today we're celebrating the people who make our social media feeds so much more awesome! Join Megan and Laura as they tell who makes them think, who helps them learn, and who gives them the giggles on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! All of that plus Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES

DayOneApp.com
The Sun is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon

TWITTER

Russell Simmons @UncleRUSH
Book Riot @BookRiot
Shaun King @ShaunKing
Rainbow Rowell @rainbowrowell
Chrissy Tiegen @ChrissyTeigen
Amy Kauffman @AmyKinLA

FACEBOOK

Brain Pickings
A Mighty Girl
AhaParenting.com - Dr. Laura Markham
Humans of New York
Melissa Toler
Pen Center USA
Dan Rather
The Royal Family
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Unvirtuous Abbey
The Holderness Family
Darren Knight - Southern Momma

INSTAGRAM

Dallas Clayton @dallasclayton : https://www.instagram.com/dallasclayton
Neil Kramer @neilochka : https://www.instagram.com/neilochka
Sarah @ringosgirl : https://www.instagram.com/ringosgirl
Holly Glen Whitaker @Hip Sobriety : https://www.instagram.com/hipsobriety
TaylorTippett @TaylorTippett : https://www.instagram.com/taylortippett
whynikella @whynikella https://www.instagram.com/whynikella
Donald Robertson @drawbertson : https://www.instagram.com/drawbertson
Nikki Sixx   @NikkiSixxPixx : https://www.instagram.com/nikkisixxpixx
WorldVisionUSA : @worldvisionusa : https://www.instagram.com/worldvisionusa/
se7en_hoods @se7en_hoods : https://www.instagram.com/se7en_hoods/
Amy Morrall @missingfillmore : https://www.instagram.com/missingfillmore/
Adriel Booker @adrielbooker : https://www.instagram.com/adrielbooker/
Ashley Graham @theashleygraham : https://www.instagram.com/theashleygraham/
Heather Avis @macymakesmyday : https://www.instagram.com/macymakesmyday
Jessica Shyba @mommasgonecity : https://www.instagram.com/mommasgonecity
Gabrielle Blair @designmom : https://www.instagram.com/designmom
Hilaria Baldwin @hilariabaldwin : https://www.instagram.com/hilariabaldwin/
ameliamarthelia @ameliamarthelia : https://www.instagram.com/ameliamarthelia/
Danielle Burkleo @danielleburkleo : https://www.instagram.com/danielleburkleo/
Osheta Moore @oshetam : https://www.instagram.com/oshetam/
Ashleigh Baker @heartandhome : https://www.instagram.com/heartandhome/
Sarah James @whoorl : https://www.instagram.com/whoorl
Cassie @cassiesugarplum : https://www.instagram.com/cassiesugarplum
Rachel Zoe @rachelzoe : https://www.instagram.com/rachelzoe
Grasie Mercedes @grasiemercedes : https://www.instagram.com/grasiemercedes
Kiel James Patrick @kjp : https://www.instagram.com/kjp
Raging Stitches @ragingstitches : https://www.instagram.com/ragingstitches/
Tinder Nightmares @tindernightmares : https://www.instagram.com/tindernightmares/
Texts from Your Ex @textsfromyourex : https://www.instagram.com/textsfromyourex/
Kelly Oxford @kellyoxford : https://www.instagram.com/kellyoxford
Orlando Soria @MrOrlandoSoria : https://www.instagram.com/MrOrlandoSoria
Drake On Cake @drakeoncake : https://www.instagram.com/drakeoncake
Hot Dudes Reading @hotdudesreading : https://www.instagram.com/hotdudesreading

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Ep. 83 Is tech taking over your life?

Here we are at the top of 2017! Sorta Awesome kicks off the new year today with Megan and Kelly exploring the question of what the generation of Befores can teach the Afters when it comes to how much tech we have in our lives. They also introduce the first Sorta Awesome challenge of the year! All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

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SHOW NOTES

Kelly's creamy wild rice and chicken soup

Pray-as-you-go podcast

The End of Absence, Michael Harris
Simon Sinek, Millennials in the Workplace
"Teaching Digital Natives to be Alone," Michael Harris at HuffPo
"The New Science of the Creative Brain on Nature," Outside Magazine
 

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Ep. 82 So much awesome! All of our favorites from 2016!

There are only a few hours left in 2016, but there's still plenty of time to look back on everything we loved in the past year. In this episode, Megan brings in Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura, and together they all reflect back on how they've grown and changed in the past 12 months. Then they put together a list of favorites in listening, reading, watching, and dining. All of that plus they each choose their very favorite Awesome of the Week from 2016 as Awesome of the Year!

SHOW NOTES:

Spaghetti squash
SORTD
Apple Watch
Modern Kiwi Wrap Maxi Dress
Lighten Up, Man
Sara Groves, Floodplain
Rob has a podcast
Here to Make Friends
StartUp
SiriusXM Hits 1
The Lively Show
Babysitters Club Club
Hamilton Mixtape
The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell
The Sin of Certainty, Peter Enns
John Blase on Instagram
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
10% Happier, Dan Harris
Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss
Book Riot Read Harder 2017
NikkieTutorials
Numi Dry Desert Lime Tea
Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

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Ep. 81 The best in books and reading in 2016 with Jessica Turner and Laura Tremaine

'Tis the season for year-end lists of favorites! We've invited blogger and author Jessica Turner back to Sorta Awesome to join Laura in talking all things book and reading for 2016. They dish on buzzed books that fell flat for them, what books they are giving as gifts, and what their very favorite reads from the past year were. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!

SHOW NOTES:

Bandolier iPhone Case/crossbody
Gilligan & O'Malley at Target
Plant Therapy, Serious Cough by Wishgarden, Potion ingredients: equal parts apple cider vinegar, honey, and lemon juice; dilute with warm water, tea, or whiskey

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BOOKS:

The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware
Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly
When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin
Before the Fall, Noah Hawley
The Nest, Cynthia Sweeney
The Girls, Emma Cline
Truly, Madly, Guilty, Lianne Moriarty
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton
The Sound of Gravel, Ruth Wariner
Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Ruby, Cynthia Bond
My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
A Little Life, Hanya Yanigahara
The Trespasser, Tana French
Dead Wake, Erik Larson
Outlander, Diane Gabaldon
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller
The Stranger Beside Me, Ann Rule
The Wonder, Emma Donoghue
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist

SortaLiterary Facebook Group

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Ep. 80 Offering gentle comfort in times of grief (during the holidays and beyond)

Though by now, everything around us is merry and bright in the midst of December holidays, on this week's episode, Megan and Rebekah push pause on the jolliness of the season to talk about the not-so-awesome experience of grief. The timing is personal for one of the co-hosts, and we know grief is an inescapable fact of life for many of you, too. Join us as we tell our stories, share practical and inspirational advice, and even check in with experts on how to navigate grief at the holidays. And as always, you'll hear our Awesomes of the Week!

SHOW NOTES

How to Manage Your Home without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White
Planner notebook by Nomatic

Laurelbox gifts
Dr. Margaret Rutherford - blog, podcast

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