On the Brink

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Emily (by herself!) briefly reflects on the struggles of 2020 in the United States and gives a sneak preview of what is ahead for Season 3! Disclaimer that all views and opinions are completely subjective, and Emily only scratches the surface on many important topics in this episode.
Emily and special guest Tommy Bravos chat about his path to becoming a musician in Chicago and shares how he has stayed relevant and busy during the pandemic! 
Emily and special guest (and sister!) Molly discuss what it's been like to turn 20 in 2020, generational differences (from a Gen Z perspective) and life as a nursing student! 
Emily and special guest (and roommate) Ava discuss what it's been like dating in the pandemic. Ava chats about being in a relationship that started right before the pandemic and Emily shares some stories from being on the apps during this time. 
Emily and special guest John chat about how it is being married at 25 and John's path from music to horticulture! 
Emily and special guest (and cousin!) Katherine chat all about the Enneagram and go through our specific types!
Emily and special guest Lil Richard join together once again to discuss voting and the upcoming election. You won't want to miss this important discussion! 
Emily and special guest (and cousin) Brooke discuss Brooke's path into nutrition and dietetics, explains her field to those who may not be familiar, and shares some tips about nutrition! 
Emily and special guest Anne Marie talk about her change in career path from Vocal Performance to SLP, her new Etsy small business, and how her wedding plans got altered due to the pandemic! 
Surprise, there is no guest this week! I thought I would take this episode to share my path into working four jobs in the arts and how my life/career has drastically shifted in the pandemic. I have talked a lot about my career very generally in past episodes, but today I go in depth to share my story and offer up some advice I've learned along the way. 
Emily and special guest Annie discuss Annie's path into Occupational Therapy and how she was able to earn her doctorate degree by age 25! 
Emily and special guest Marisa share their individual grad school experiences and talk about toxic work environments, specifically in the arts. 
Emily and special guest and former coworker, Zeljka, reminisce on working in the service industry as hotel restaurant hostesses. They share crazy stories from their time in the restaurant and working room service! 
Emily and her dad (aka Lil Richard) throw it back to Lil Richard's 20s. He shares what it was like working in the hotel industry, throwing many parties, and a few funny (or not so funny) stories!
Emily and special (international!) guest and fellow podcaster Lucy Norris chat about Lucy's podcast "What It's Like with Luce," the pros and cons of social media, and Lucy's path to journalism!
Emily and special guest (and friend of 20 years!) Lauren discuss Lauren's path into dental hygiene, as well as finding hobbies in your 20s. 
Emily and special guest (and current roommate!) Ava discuss the secrets of being good friends and roommates, the Western Massachusetts dating scene, and share a few funny stories! FYI: this episode is a bit more PG-13.
Emily and special guest Nick Cocorikis resminisce on memories from Illinois Wesleyan, chat about what it was like for NIck working internationally (in Japan) after college, and how to navigate life after college! 
Emily and special guest (again!) Megan reminisce on their time together at IWU, share their struggles of working in the arts, and give tips on how to maintain friendships post-college. 
Emily and special guest Ethan Renoe chat about coping with the quarantine, religion, traveling, and more! 
Emily and special guest Lucas discuss the struggles of interviewing in our 20s. Lucas brings a new perspective as a 22 year old who will soon be attending medical school.
Special Edition Episode: Emily and special guest Megan discuss the proposal to potentially eliminate the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music, our experiences as alums of the SoM, and why it should not be eliminated. 
Emily and special guest Madeline discuss communication struggles in online dating and in real life, as well as tips on how to help anxiety from dating. 
An introduction to your host, Emily, a sneak preview of topics to come this season, and a segment on the positives coming out of the coronavirus craziness! 
Emily and special guest Remington discuss the struggles of online dating in our 20s. We learn some new lingo and share our experiences/stories from being on Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge. 
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Podcast Details

Created by
Emily Brink
Podcast Status
Mar 28th, 2020
Latest Episode
Jan 11th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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