I Guess We're Grown-Ups Now
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A podcast about being the kind of grown-ups we want to be. The answers are better than the questions.
||These Are My Heist Friends||Brook and Kari talk about adult female friendships, meeting Internet friends, friends when you’re married, the work of being a friend, the friends at work, lessons from Oceans 8, how friendships awkwardly dissipate.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Enunciate the syllables||Brook and Kari talk about conferences: going to them, enjoying yourself, getting your money’s worth, doing a talk, understanding the code of conduct.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dom Jorts||Brook and Kari chat about recent movies we’ve seen, books read, and podcasts listened to. 50 Shades spoilers. Tolkien white guys. Superhero movies. Writers writing about experiences they don’t have.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||What We Did On Our Vacation||Brook and Kari talk about what we’ve been up to, since we haven’t been podcasting a whole lot. Some really good book, movie, TV, and podcast recommendations here. I (Kari) can’t believe I didn’t mention I listened to S-Town. Plus, we talk about||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||United By Queerness||Brook and Kari talk about Pride month, celebrations, marches, mainstreaming, commodification, rainbow-washing, chanting, mourning, abstaining, and showing up for the actual work the rest of the year. Should you go? Yes.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Don't Ghost Your Parents||Brook and Kari discuss chosen families, constructing family units, friends that stick, healthy boundaries for adults, rules for showing up for your friends.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Man with a Bowler Hat and Rolled Up Sleeves||Brook and Kari discuss drinks, from breastfeeding and tap water, to aquavit and bourbon, to weird sodas. Our favorite cocktail recipes and our basic go-to comfort drinks. Mnemonic rhymes aren’t as helpful as just not drinking too much.||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Whoa Canada||Kari and Brook talk about Canada. Justin Trudeau is cute. Colonialist settlement was horrible, and so is the government’s treatment of indigenous people. Pipelines, socialized medicine, parental leave, RCMP, blinking green lights, grams of salami.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cry You Later||Brook and Kari discuss crying, particularly at work, and what it means, why we do it, and what to do if you see someone doing it.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Home Poopin’||Kari and Brook revisit the topic of travelling: how we pack, what we pack, how we make ourselves feel at home when away, and the weird things human bodies do when you’re on the road.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Bad Bargain With An Elf||Brook and Kari discuss children and not having them, how to get one if you need one, life scripts, undermining parents, pets and how having them is and isn’t like having kids. Brook’s cat makes us laugh and we try to describe it. Great radio.||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Green Pickle||We’re back, adullllltttzzzz! Brook and Kari have come out of hibernation to hit your eardrums with a brand new episode, mostly about how to handle the holidays like a grown-up when you’re spending them with unfamiliar people, or worse, familiar peo||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jargon and Stats||For Grown-Ups’ first threesome, Kari and Brook are joined by Kayleigh to talk about polyamorism, paramours and metamours and poly unicorns, cis/straight and queer poly, models and structures of poly relationships, how to (and how not to) go polyamoro||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Good Enough for Vin Diesel||Kari chats with Victor Yocco about the benefits of stopping drinking, the practice of sobriety, how to support people choosing to not drink, fizzy drinks at bars, and when’s a good time to ask why someone’s not drinking (never).||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Forcing It||Brook and Kari talk about forcing it with desk legs, friendships, love, taxes, being disciplined, and work. Also: the question of whether telling 20-somethings to just work hard is good advice.||3/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Civic Doodie||Brook and Kari talk about the ups and downs of volunteering, kids volunteering badly, empathy and relationship building, selflessness and selfishness, how broken the system can be, doing “little” things, giving yourself credit, volunteering at work||1/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||We Burn Something and Drink||Kari and Brook talk about holiday plans, going out versus staying in, solstice, resolutions versus spontaneity, not smiling at strangers, journalling as reflection, minimalism, reading, and death to “should.” Also: cat noises.||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Friendship Car is in Miles Per Hour||Brook and Kari talk about adult friendships and the Internet, cross-pollination, intensity, friending regret, breakups, retweeting, aspirational friends, attraction, homogeneity, and the roommate switch.||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Playlist for Death||Brook and Kari record over wine and cats, and ponder their own mortality, loved ones (including pets) dying, being ready to die, risky behavior, travelling on planes, and trying to understand death. Uplifting!||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stolen Canadian Accent||Kari and Brook Shelley talk about mommy/cat blogging/podcasting, going home again, travelling on other people’s dime, accents, sci fi lit by women, revisiting old hobbies, and whole other episodes.||11/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Dark Side of Decisiveness||Hilary (@theOtherHilary) is back to chat with Kari about hating yourself-in-other-people, respectful conversation, when and how we indulge ourselves, the statute of limitations on being mean, safe places for venting, and self-regulation.||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Jackie Chan Packing Strategy||Kari and her guest Aditi talk about international travel, local delicacies, Airbnb, Jackie Chan’s packing strategies, friend trips, community sourced trip planning, and neck pillows.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||I Can Make a Bedbug Party||Kari and Liz James discuss adult ADHD: definitions, advantages, getting diagnosed, strategies for thriving with it, fantastic metaphors, treatments, marrying well, accidental vacations, and black diamond people.||3/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Your Body Will Betray You||Kari’s guest is Rebekah Bennetch and they discuss the horrors of public speaking, the formula for creating a great speech, how to practice and prepare, vocal delivery techniques, and whether you should drink before you do a speech.||2/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Family Meeting in the Blanket Fort||Kari and Megan Cheesbrough talk about advanced parenting: collaborating with minors; de-escallating bad behavior without shame; showing your children you’re on their team; negotiating with teachers; and worrying that your kid’s a sociopath.||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Two Years Till Billy Crystal Levels||Jeff Read joins Kari to wonder what midlife really is anyway, and to talk about middle-age parenting issues, getting worse at things, and how passion for what you do maybe helps you avoid the ol’ crisis.||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Successful Instances of Shutting Up are Unheard Of||Kari talks about the benefits of speaking out, and also the benefits of shutting up. And about potential future topics for I Guess We’re Grown-Ups Now.||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The House the Cars the Dog the Cat||Part two of the conversation with Adam Clark. Should we even bother looking for meaning in our job? Searching for that feeling of Home. Regret. How does a person end up in a corporate job, and is that different from selling out?||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||You’ve Just Got to Stop Thinking||Kari talks with Adam Clark about the trouble with answering the question “What do you do?” and tying your identity to your work; worrying about not having value to add to the world; not having all the answers; fear of looking like a fool; and the i||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||It’s like Skiing||Hilary Nelson and Kari discuss being active in your community and its government, sympathy for city counselors, not being an a**hole, and why you should vote even if you haven’t done your homework.||11/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||An Act of Political Warfare||Kari talks about the importance of self-care, how to recognize a personal crisis before it happens, what to do if it does happen, and how she shouldn’t be on your survival team.||11/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||20,000 People Laughing||Kari sits down with Todd Peters to talk about about his creative alternative adult life: SAHDing, not having a grand life-plan, being a self-taught professional musician, and balance in adult relationships. There’s a lot of laughing, which is normal||10/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ask Me About My IUD||Kari talks with Kate Daly about the Pill, IUDs, sponges, access to knowledge about your own body, sex ed, and bad birth control puns. We share pregnancy pics with fun back-stories and probably way TMI. Sorry not sorry.||10/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Try Uni No Wait Don’t Try Uni||Kari and her guest Garth Braithwaite talk all things food and being a grown-up: managing hangry-ness, marrying into food traditions, living with diabetes, LDS food guidelines, what we eat after our kids are in bed, and how to find a sushi mentor. Garth||10/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Grain Truck Full of Beer||Kari talks with Sheena Greer about divorce, second weddings, the care and feeding of second marriages, blending families, and giving yourself gifts instead of treats. And how Sheena’s life goals include being a member of Run-DMC.||9/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Retire Before I Die||Kari and Jay Baron talk about comparing our adult lives to our parents, perpetual adolescence, what it’s like being a role model, and scratching undone things off the bucket list. We try really hard not to be a parenting podcast.||9/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Scotch and Poprocks||Introducing Kari’s new podcast about adulthood. An overview of the themes and topics that future episodes will cover, and a call-out for people interested in joining in on a discussion. Most episodes will be less formal and scripted than this one.||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Recorded on iPhone?
Great topics but the audio quality is too low to handle.
Knitter, bassist, ENFP.
Frank, funny, and real. Kari’s delivery is pitch-perfect. A poignant podcast for anyone struggling with what it means to be a “grown-up,” whether we want to or not.