Weirdly Human Podcast
Summary: Humans are weird. We do and say some crazy things. These stories and their consequences can be hilarious. New episodes streaming now!
Are you a hoarder, or are you a too much stuff haver? Is there a difference between collecting and hoarding? It's a common problem that we all have more stuff than we really need, so what constitutes hoarding? In this episode, hoarding was the train wreck we just couldn't ignore.To really dig into this subject, we binged watched the reality show Hoarders, so you don't have to! This show originally aired on A&E in 2009, and even though it was cancelled and reinvented on other networks a time or two, some form of the show was on the air for 11 seasons. We were alternately repulsed and transfixed by the bizarre hoarding behaviors on display in every single episode. We couldn't help but notice the similarities in the subjects, and came up with our own profile of a hoarder. (Spoiler Alert: single men over 50 aren't necessarily hoarders, but you should keep an eye on them). On second thought, you may still want to watch for yourselves, and you'll see what we mean. In researching this topic, it surprised us to learn that up to six percent of the population are affected by this disorder. For the rest of us who simply fall into the "too much stuff havers" camp, you'll learn how to charge your belongings rent, and who to call to take away the things you no longer need. And if you're anything like us, watching Hoarders will make you want to clean out your stuff, just in case you need some extra motivation.Not a hoarder, but you've got some stuff to donate? Click hereJust need to get rid of some junk? Click hereIf you or someone you love needs help with hoarding behavior Start here
In this episode, Candace FINALLY gets us talking about CULTS! When we were originally discussing starting a podcast, Candace pitched the idea of naming the show "My Favorite Cult". For obvious copyright infringement reasons related to another wildly popular podcast, we wisely chose to take this show in a different direction. (But lets just be honest here, we love you Karen & Georgia and "My Favorite Murder" is FABULOUS) To bring you this episode, we did a little digging around and spent some solid screen time collecting information about a cult that gained notoriety in the late 1990's called Heaven's Gate. This group certainly had some wacky ideas, but they didn't exactly follow the "How to Start a Cult" playbook. Things predictably go off the rails for these people. As often happens with cults, when confronted with reason, the followers double down on their belief system. Surely, ridding oneself of all of the things that make you human is the ticket to a ride on a spaceship! We started this episode with Heaven's Gate, but we can't help ourselves from pulling in information about Scientology. The similarities are just too enticing!Somehow, after doing a minimal Google search, and watching a few documentaries, Candace thinks she can start her own cult. Maybe she's right. Listen in to find out . . .Would you be interested enough to attend?Watch the documentary that inspired this episode here: Read about the Hale-Bopp Comet photo fraud hereAnd here's a fun one to watch about Scientology click here
How Stacy Abrams used an Excel spreadsheet to track her life goalsWhy set goals? Read more hereJack Canfield is a Master Life Goals List Maker!We took a podcasting class online from The Second City, and you can too! Find your class hereWanna know more about “The Just Right Challenge” look here or hereAnd a little bit of Dug (Thank you Josh Bicking and Pixar)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neABxy6d-lU&feature=emb_rel_end
Find Auntie Dionne Warwick on Twitter hereAnother podcast we wish we'd made: You're Wrong About Sponsors we wish we had: MasterClassOur comedy hero of the week, Steve MartinHe's a wild and crazy guy!
When was the first time you felt like an adult?Need to teach your kids about banking? Click hereSign up your kids for a Greenlight card click hereLooking for something fun to watch? We vote for BoJack Horseman on Netflix. Find him hereWatch the trailer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button here, in case you missed it.Do you like whiskey as much as we do? If so, here are some of the best:https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/ratings-and-reviews/Need to know more about what is an acceptable amount of alcohol? Take a look here:https://www.alcohol.org/faq/safe-level-of-drinking/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20US%20Dietary,servings%20per%20day%20for%20men.Newly single? Find the best dating apps here:https://www.cnet.com/pictures/best-dating-apps
Should We Get Rid of the Penny? - 8 Reasons to Keep It vs Eliminate It Are you in favor of eliminating the penny? Or should the U.S. keep it’s smallest coin? Here are four reasons for and four reasons against getting rid of it. Amy LivingstonMoney Crashers Logo Reasons Why We Should Keep the Penny:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190425005504/en/Strong-Support-for-the-Penny-in-Recent-PollAmericans for Common Cents https://pennies.org/Superstitions surrounding the penny:https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/are-pennies-luckyhttps://www.thecut.com/2015/06/why-superstitions-help-athletes-perform-better.htmlGotta love our sports rituals:https://theconversation.com/why-people-love-to-delude-themselves-with-sports-rituals-and-superstitions-68425
Is embarrassment unique to humans? Link to purchase Colin Jost's book "A Very Punchable Face" on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Very-Punchable-Face-Memoir/dp/1101906324#:~:text=5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!&text=I love Colin%2C I love,the audio experience was perfect.Embarrassment is only Human?https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-dogs-go-heaven/201202/can-animals-be-humiliatedhttps://www.sciencefocus.com/science/do-animals-get-embarrassed/Strategies for managing embarrassment:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/embarrassmentShow Monica Lewinsky the Love, and watch her TED video:Follow Monica Lewinsky on Twitter - @MonicaLewinskyhttps://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/tv-movies/a31195288/monica-lewinsky-today/https://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/12/us/the-starr-report-full-text-of-findings-sent-to-congress-part-five-of-thirteen.htmlhttps://www.campaignlive.com/article/ad-week-monica-lewinskys-anti-bullying-bot/1664696Cyberbullying is no joke! https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/get-help-now
Earworms are so annoying! Learn more about these Weirdly Human experiences in this week's episode. And if you're really curious, here are some other things to dig into:All Things Dolly PartonChanges to the Dixie StampedeListen to the ChicksThe Chicks name change:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/arts/music/dixie-chicks-change-name.htmlThis series is wonderful! Ted Lasso TV Show on Apple Plus:https://tv.apple.com/us/show/ted-lasso/umc.cmc.vtoh0mn0xn7t3c643xqonfzyApple Watch for Lefties:https://www.houstonchronicle.com/techburger/article/The-best-thing-about-the-Apple-Watch-is-something-12339219.phpFlashback to the 1980’s with Sheena Easton’s “Morning Train”How did this song get stuck in my head????Fantastic (and Free) Mindfulness App:https://insighttimer.comFind Dr. Rashmi Schramm here:https://optimalwellnessmd.orgFollow her on Instagram here:https://www.instagram.com/dr.rashmischrammOther podcasts we love (and maybe wish we’d made):Radiolab:https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolabWonderful:https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/wonderfulStrategies for breaking earworms:https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/558659/ways-get-rid-earworms-according-science