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).
Breathe it in, folks! Yes, that’s the sweet aroma of Pumpkin Spice being jammed up your nostrils with a chimney sweep’s brush. Just in time for October, Gelb and Fabs are here to answer your questions! We cannot stress this enough: crazy clowning does NOT equal vulnerability. Make sense? Other important topics raised: favorite Sailor Moon seasons, a Fiona Apple/Lin-Manuel Miranda musical mash-up, Gatsby vs. Gelb, and banjo codependency.
Making Things (ft. Pam Ribon)
Break out those flute-y glasses, because this week’s guest is Pamela Ribon (writer of Moana, Ralph Breaks The Internet), who happens to be champagne in human form. Ting ting! Thats the sound of the podcast looking deep into your eyes and cheersing you whilst Ribon speaks in dulcet tones about writing as a coping mechanism, Fan-face ™, and of course, discovering dead bodies in your trunk.
10% Happier (ft. Dan Harris)
Harto was banging around NYC this week, and took a break from dancing with lamp-posts to drop by Dan Harris’ studio and get into it - meditation, that is. Much was discussed: how to deal with that voice in your head that wants to convince you of your uncontrollable suckiness, listening to your body to prevent work-place projectile vomiting, and how meditating for even a paltry 5 minutes a day(ish) can lead to profound internal changes (and potentially prevent public panic attacks on live TV.)
Hannah Hart (wildly successful, super fly, very amazing) and her best friend, Hannah Gelb (her middle name is Ruth) discuss life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in a frank and no bullshit manner in this self-help podcast that just can’t help itself. Every week the two Hannahs test out a new self-help fad and provide the listeners with candid feedback about their experience. Despite their differing opinions and stances, the two are best friend at the core. Also they have great vocabularies and love to giggle. Hannah Gelb is single BTW. Just in case anybody wants to hit her up sometime.
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