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Gaby and Allison give a listener advice about battling imposter syndrome in the male-dominated field of quantitative finance. They then have a delightful discussion with Allison’s former middle school music teacher Mirna Valerio, who has since become a FAMOUS RUNNER due to her blog Fat Girl Running. Lastly, sexism in the media. How are female politicians, celebrities and astronauts treated differently? Also, we released this early because of the election. Oof. Good luck, America! (tw: fatphobia, domestic violence) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hold onto your butts, this one is a wild ride! Allison and Gaby start off by answering a listener’s question about people making assumptions that she is gay when she identies as straight. Gaby’s partner, Mal Blum, also pops in to help by sharing their similar personal experience! They’re then joined by podcaster Angela Tucker to discuss transracial adoption and why we might need to rethink hypotheticals. And finally, trust! Followed by Allison sobbing. We told you it was a wild ride! (tw: mentions of sexual assault, family trauma and triggering) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder that worries about disclosing it to the people in their life. They then talk to BOB THE DRAG QUEEN, of HBO’s We’re Here -- and one of Gaby’s favorite people -- about political drag, online cancellation, queers turning on each other and overcoming fear in order to do on-the-ground activism. (Omg!!! So exciting!!) Lastly, cognitive dissonance. What is it and how is it affecting the election? (tw: sexual assault mention, transphobia mention) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison (and Tomeka!) advise an indigenous Mexican college freshman who is worried about her white roommate that only has white friends. They then talk to Bachelor Nation’s Bekah Martinez all about being a liberal on a conservative show, knowing when to speak up and what happens when you become famous very quickly. And finally, OnlyFans, celebrities and Gaby’s past experience with sex work. Let’s get into it!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Allison and Gaby encourage a listener to tell her friend about her romantic feelings, even if it’s a risk. They’re then joined by healthcare expert Andy Slavitt to discuss Medicare vs. Medicaid, Biden’s health care plan and why America is struggling in it’s response to COVID-19. And finally, birthdays! Are they worth celebrating? (Short answer: YES!)   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison interview beauty influencer and actress Jackie Johnson about finding love after her traumatic divorce.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who wants to set boundaries around her boyfriend’s friendship with a girl who tried to sabotage their relationship. (YIKES!) They then speak to journalist Phillip Picardi about his new religion podcast, Unholier Than Thou, being queer and spiritual and how his relationship to God has changed over the years. Lastly, QAnon! What the actual fuck?!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Gaby and Allison help a listener who wants to speak more openly to her family about grief following her mother’s passing. They then speak to community advocate and city council candidate Nithya Raman about running for office as a woman of color, defunding the police and why it’s so important to care about local politics. And finally, a look at our values. Is it possible for them to align with our daily life? What are our values? (Mostly dogs.) (JK.) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who is wondering if she should give up on dating apps. They then interview narcissism expert and author of “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” Dr. Ramani Durvasula about the red flags of dating a narcissist, how to survive the toxic patterns of doing so and why expecting them to change is a waste of time and energy. And finally, body hair! Did you stop shaving during quarantine? Why did something so personal become so political? (Content Warning: Discussion of dating abuse) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison answer a listener’s difficult question about how to let a date know you’re not interested in seeing them again. They then speak to Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, about the long lasting ramifications of housing segregation by the American government. And finally, they discuss billionaires and boy, do they have a bone to pick! Plus, Allison’s dad, Ken Raskin, joins the podcast for Hypotheticals. Finally! (Content Warning: Discussion of racism) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
During the first live streamed episode of the podcast, Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who is hesitant to start medication for her mental health. They’re then joined by Brooklyn 99 star and all around bicon Stephanie Beatriz to discuss everything from wedding planning to representation inside families. And finally, normal versus common: Why word choice matters! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Allison and Gaby advise a listener who thinks her “feminist” mom is stuck in the second wave and won’t accept asexuality. They’re then joined by Theo Henderson to talk about his experience being unhoused in Los Angeles and how we can all help the unhoused community. And finally, writing tips and tricks! (Content Warnings: Discussion of food issues, transphobia, acephobia and violence against the unhoused)   Donate to Theo and his podcast, We The Unhoused, below!    Theo's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wetheunhousedTheo's Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3030233510838272804 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who doesn’t want to feel obligated to make friends at work. They then talk to author Angela Chen about asexuality, her journey toward the label and how asexuality can inform us about consent. Lastly, reframing your thoughts! How hard is it to do? How can it help you make healthier choices and have better self-worth? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener wondering how to find the right support group for herself and maybe her daughter. They then talk to legendary storyteller and superstar from Reading Rainbow, Roots and Star Trek, LEVAR FREAKING BURTON, all about storytelling, politics, social media and just... everything. And finally, emotional intelligence. What is it? And how to build it? DID WE MENTION LEVAR BURTON IS ON?!   Subscribe to LeVar Burton Reads: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/levar-burton-reads See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison answer a listener’s question about how much conflict is normal in friendships. Then, they talk to documentary filmmaker Erin Carr (Mommy Dead and Dearest, Heart of Gold) about her filmmaking process, how to spot a liar and whether documentaries are entertainment or journalism. Lastly, working from home! Let’s keep doing it even after the pandemic is over. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Allison and Gaby attempt to help a listener whose wealthier friends refuse to talk about money and privilege. They’re then joined by journalist Tuck Woodstock to discuss the horrors of federal troops in Portland. And finally, Gaby shares what it’s been like to officially be living with her partner! Content Warning: Discussion of race, class and police violence. Resources:   Tuck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tuckwoodstock   Tuck on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gender   Tuck on Venmo: https://venmo.com/Tuck-Woodstock   More Links For Tuck: https://linktr.ee/montucky   Call to support independent journalists on the ground in Portland: https://tinyurl.com/y5f2xd94   Defense Fund PDX on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/defensefundpdx/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Allison and Gaby offer advice to a listener who wants to be supportive of her friend’s upcoming wedding... but thinks she's way too young to get married. They’re then joined by Hank Green to discuss all things social media. And later, microaggressions! How to spot them and how to stop doing them! Content Warning: Discussion of racism and transphobia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
 In this week’s episode, Allison and Gaby answer a listener’s question about whether or not it’s kosher to ask your therapist if they support Trump. (Who would want a Trump supporting therapist?! Not us!) They’re then joined by "OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?" author, Ben Sheehan, to discuss... you guessed it... the constitution, and what it really says. And finally, why won’t people wear their damn masks?! WEAR YOUR MASKS!!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EPISODE 69. And it’s all about sex, BABY. Okay, maybe not allll. Gaby and Allison start off by giving advice to a listener who is distraught that her father has taken a job working for a prominent Trump supporter and donor. They then break down sexuality and sex shaming with clinical sexologist Stephanie Hunter Jones. And finally, self-confidence! Where’s the line between confidence and arrogance? Gaby thinks she knows. Content Warning: Sex and trauma See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener whose parents constantly criticize their weight and skin. How do you ignore toxic words from your parents? They’re then joined by KCRW producer, Cerise Castle, to discuss BLM protests, the treatment of the press by police and her own experience getting shot by a rubber bullet while holding her press badge. Finally, the girls discuss Biden as the democratic candidate and what that means for progressives who don’t like him. Content Warning: Mention of eating disorders, acne, police violence, racism and sexual assault See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison answer a listener’s question regarding relationship timelines and the subsequent judgement. They then speak to Rasha Pecoraro, co-host of the podcast ‘Root of Evil,’ about her family and their involvement in The Black Dahlia / Elizabeth Short murder. Rasha’s great-grandfather was George Hodel, the main suspect in one of the most infamous “unsolved” murders of all time. They also get into the anti-diet movement and the  toxicity of the weight loss industry. It’s a dark, but ultimately hopeful episode. Content warnings: Discussion of abuse, violence, rape, incest, homophobia, fatphobia and suicide. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Allison and Gaby offer advice to a listener who doesn't like anyone who likes them back. They’re then joined by Dr. Rajita Sinha of the Yale Stress Center to break down the science of stress and how it affects our bodies. And finally, some tips on how to feel less lonely. Spoiler: Get a dog! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison give a listener advice about whether it’s healthy to fight with her partner. Then, they talk to Jon Lovett -- Crooked Media co-founder, host of Lovett or Leave It and co-host of Pod Save America -- about the power of language and the ways political speeches can sway, comfort or incite. And to wrap it all up, they discuss the pros and cons of exposure therapy while Gaby freaks out about ants. Stay safe. We love you.    Also, Black Lives Matter. Here's where you can learn more: Black Lives Matter Black Visions Collective The Movement For Black Lives fund See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BREAKING NEWS: Allison is engaged! But first, Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who is struggling to feel comfortable with teletherapy. Then, they talk to Allison’s new fiancé, Jake Hirsch, all about proposing TO ALLISON during a pandemic! Then, they discuss the power of perspective and how it can help your mental health. ALSO ALLISON IS ENGAGED! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gaby and Allison tackle the conundrum of a newly married woman who realizes she does not enjoy penetrative sex. Then, they talk to comic book writer Greg Pak about indie presses vs. working for Marvel, Asian representation in comics and the collaboration between storyteller and artist. Also bucket lists! What’s on them? Why do people make them? What’s stopping us from both getting pet rabbits? Come nerd out with us! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Forever Dog
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 2nd, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 2nd, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
91
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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