Podcast - Writer & Podcaster Jordan Morris on his sci-fi comedy characters adapting to difficult situations

In this bonus episode between seasons 2 and 3 of the BoldAdulting podcast, writer & podcaster Jordan Morris discusses with Masha how the characters on his sci-fi comedy Bubble articulate their needs and boundaries, navigate choosing between privacy and authenticity, try things that may not work out, and deal with difficult feedback. Also hear Jordan share about his confidence in sharing creative projects.

Podcast - Mental Health Podcaster Andrew of Andrew in the Gap Years on preparing for social situations

In the last episode of season 2, Mental Health Podcaster Andrew of Andrew in the Gap Years shares his big dream goal of training all undergrads in active listening, how he prepares for social settings to prevent a vicious cycle of social anxiety, how as a child he learned to fear making mistakes, and his secret for actually having fun at job interviews.

Dear friend, you can take a few days or weeks to respond to non-urgent emails. Love, me

Ok i got your text back, finally, it’s been 3 friggin hours already. Yes thank you, obviously you need to apologize. Um hello, this is Saturday. What, you couldn’t get back to me on a Saturday? Like you have stuff to do. Who cares if your family wants to hang out with you or if you have trouble staying off your phone if you frequently check your email or Facebook.

"It's amazing that I can feel as good about my body as I do right now, given how objectively bad my body is."

"It's amazing that I can feel as good about my body as I do right now, given how objectively bad my body is."
The title of this post is a thought that pops into my head sometimes these days. I want you to see it so you understand the progress it's possible to make on body image, but also see that I'm in a mental transition that is far from over, and my feelings on the issue are confusing.

 

Podcast - Academia could use a like button (BA #12)

In this audio blog, I rant about the structure of feedback in academia. I discuss how this affects confidence, a moment that defined my views about feedback, my proposed way to better let people know what they're doing well and how to improve, and why I think getting no positive feedback is a nonsensical and counterproductive approach among talented groups of people.