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We know a secret about you. You? Are Awesome. Feeling unsure about that? Put on your favorite bold lipstick and listen up because Meg Tietz and her co-hosts Kelly Gordon and Rebekah Hoffer are here to help you discover all the awesome within yourself and the world around you! Kick off your weekend every Friday with the best friends you've never met, and discover why Sorta Awesome is more than a podcast - it's community on the go.
 
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Do you love hearing what others are obsessed with because they make life SO much better? You have hit the jackpot! This week, Meg is joined by new Sorta Awesome regular Julie Tepperman, and they have crammed so much good stuff into this episode, you might be a little mind-blown by all of the awesome! From skin care to food and cooking to stuff for …
 
It's a time-honored tradition on Sorta Awesome for us to share our deepest, darkest, and goofiest confessions with you, and this round of confessions definitely gets sorta silly! This week, Meg and Rebekah spill the tea on themselves as they talk about strange new habits they've developed, getting lice in a pandemic, and a surprising new love of tr…
 
You know we are all about helping you understand YOU a little better here on Sorta Awesome! This week, we are exploring how your Enneagram type impacts your reading life! Join Meg and Sorta Awesome regular Katie Proctor for a DEEP DIVE into how the Enneagram might influence the books you read, the ways you read, and how much time you spend reading.…
 
You could say that Leslie Knope is the patron saint of Sorta Awesome, so let’s get ready to celebrate her favorite holiday - Galentine’s Day! This week, Meg and Kelly have a conversation celebrating women’s friendships - why they are so important right now, and how you can celebrate the women in your life even during pandemic quarantine times. Plus…
 
Buckle up, Awesomes! This week, we are bringing you the most super-sized episode of Sorta Awesome EVER! We got the band back together for this very special reunion episode featuring former Sorta Awesome co-host Laura Tremaine! Laura's new book Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. releases on February 2nd, and she's back on Sorta Awesome to get Meg, Kel…
 
Looking for something to look forward to in 2021? You don’t want to miss this conversation Meg and Rebekah have exploring all the big trends for the year ahead as predicted by Pinterest! From candy charcuterie boards to Japandi home decor, fantasy travel to athflow, they cover it all! Plus a the coziest of blankets and a dreamy skin treatment in Aw…
 
You know we love a good routine around here, and January is an awesome time to give some of your daily routines a refresh. Why not create a morning routine that is geared for the way your brain works - according to Myers Briggs? Join Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris to deep dive personality talk as they share what works bes…
 
Brrrr! With the holidays behind us, winter looms ahead and many of us are still living quarantine life close to home. Need something to look forward to and some ideas on how to treat yourself well in the frosty days ahead? Meg and Kelly are here for you, Awesomes! Check out this conversation filled with ten little luxuries for the wintry days of 20…
 
AWESOMES! Happy New Year!! We have got an INCREDIBLE conversation to help you start 2021 in the best possible way - by embracing healing from the hurts of last year so we can receive all the goodness the new year holds. You absolutely MUST listen to Meg's conversation with Jen Hoffman of HealthyMoving.com. Jen returns to Sorta Awesome to gently exp…
 
Well, friends, we made it. ALMOST. But before we put 2020 to bed (finally!), we wanted to gather together to talk about how we were able to find moments of awesome in a year that definitely wasn’t. Join Meg and Kelly and Rebekah for this review of how they got through 2020 with favorite activities at home, best online purchases, self-comfort and se…
 
What is more awesome than diving into a GREAT book? Well, if you are anything like Meg, reading great books might be one of the things you lost track of in 2020. But no worries, we’ve got you covered in this GREAT books and reading conversation with Awesome Katie Proctor, mega-reader and recently published author of My Storied Year Tune in to hear …
 
Pop the popcorn and pour a cup of cocoa, Awesomes! Holiday movie season is here, and we've got the perfect person to guide us to all the good stuff! Meg is joined this week by Mary Carver, host of The Couch podcast and Hallmark holiday movie enthusiast ready to tell Meg and any other holiday movie newbies all about why this is the most wonderful ti…
 
If you are looking for a laugh, there’s nothing quite so funny as thinking back on all the weird things you did as a kid! This week, Meg and Rebekah get nostalgic and laugh a LOT reminiscing about their own childhood weirdness like catching a school bus just to ride down the road and straight-up eating notebook paper. Then they share some funny, fu…
 
If ever there was a moment to have a great understanding of how and why to take care of yourself, it's the wild ride that is 2020! This week, join Meg and Kelly as they talk about why you desperately need both self-care and self-comfort, and how to know you are getting a good balance of each. Plus a creative cat owner solution and an obsession-wort…
 
Awesomes, are you ready? Because we sure weren't! The year 2020 just keeps serving up the surprises, and in the past few weeks, Meg and her family found themselves in the dark - literally. Tune in to hear Meg and her husband Kyle share about the alarming way they discovered how unprepared for any kind of emergency they were, and how awesome it has …
 
Fire up that campfire, friends! We've got a whole hour's worth of the creepiest, spookiest, real life goosebump-y stories to keep you entertained this ghostly season! Meg's sister Emily is back, and you wouldn't believe how many creepy stories they have from their childhoods, college years, and even now. (One of them lives in a maybe-haunted-house!…
 
We are closing in on the end of 2020, and maybe you feel like you are limping to the finish line. (We relate so much!) Thankfully, there is a way to acknowledge the hard stuff this year has brought AND look to all the ways you can care for yourself and continue to grow as a person, and the Enneagram will show you how! Join Meg and Kelly for this co…
 
You know that moment when you stop and realize "wow, I can't believe I haven't done that in a while"? Join Meg and Rebekah as they assess some of the most surprising revelations of what they are no longer buying, thinking, doing, and even the things they've stopped doing but really miss in their lives. Plus it's soup season and an escape to Paris i…
 
Here at Sorta Awesome, we are so excited to introduce a brand new series: AWESOME HAUL! We believe that our shopping dollars can be a force for good in the world, and we are on a mission to introduce you to some incredible finds that are sure to bring some good stuff to your life! To kick off the series, Meg, Rebekah, and Kelly take you on a shoppi…
 
Awesomes! IT IS TIME! October is here, and that means we've got your list of ten awesome things for Fall 2020! This is always one of our very favorite episodes of the whole entire year, and this year is no different. Meg and Kelly share ten things to keep you cozy, comfy, well-fed, well-read, and in good spirits in the weeks ahead! All of that plus…
 
When will I get my first period? How do bras work? Am I ready to have sex? These questions and more filled the minds of our teenage selves, but we weren't sure where to find the answers. Before the internet existed, many of us turned to books. This week, Meg is joined by the creator and host of the SSR podcast Alli Hoff Kosik to talk about all the …
 
We’re all spending more time at home these days - why not make it a lovely place to hang out? No worries if sprucing up your home space doesn’t come naturally to you. Meg’s got you covered! This week, she welcomes bestselling author and home decor blogger Myquillyn Smith to Sorta Awesome! Myquillyn has five hacks for you to create a home that is we…
 
Instagram influencers, YouTube creators, podcast personalities, bloggers of all kinds … they all share one vast work space - the ever-expanding universe of the internet! Meg and Rebekah have each been working online for over a decade, and today, they invite you to join them in a conversation about what that is really like. Inspired by the honest re…
 
It's a topic women have been conversations about for all of human history: bringing babies into the world! This week, the conversation continues as Meg invites Bryn Huntpalmer - creator and host of The Birth Hour podcast - to share about her passion for women, birth, and babies. Not only do they talk about how her mission is making meaningful chang…
 
Okay listen, we know it's still August! You are managing back-to-school plans and searching for your sunglasses before you head out the door, right? But we also know you love to be a little more in-the-know about what's on-trend for each season, and this week, Meg and Kelly are here to fill you in on all the trends for fall 2020! THANK YOU TO OUR S…
 
If the recent news headlines about TikTok have left you wondering what you are missing, or if you magically started seeing Reels in your Instagram feed and have been asking what the heck is going on, this episode is for you! This week, Meg and Rebekah get together to talk about all things TikTok, Instagram Reels, and the future of video in social m…
 
Who doesn't want to be a genius? And if you can be a little, well, lazy about it, isn't that even more awesome? This week, Meg is joined by the one and only Lazy Genius herself, Kendra Adachi! Tune in to hear this conversation which includes Kendra sharing how the Enneagram influenced her journey to being a beloved life hack guru AND she walks Meg …
 
You know the friend who always gives the perfect gift on every occasion? Ever wonder how she does it? This week's conversation features Meg and a real-life Awesome-turned-friends story with Julie Tepperman, and Julie is giving us the scoop on how she finds, organizes, and gives great gifts. Get ready for personality talk, practical advice, and lots…
 
As the entire globe grapples with what a return to workplaces and schools will look like as Quarantine 2020 continues, many of us are grasping for whatever help and support we can find. This week, join Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily as they look at the bigger picture - the need for each of us to have a solid foundation of mental…
 
Hey, teens of the 90s! What was THAT like? Many of us who lived out our teenage years in that wild, wild decade of the 1990s are filled with delight and cringe when we think back on those glory days. This week, Meg is joined by co-host Rebekah who unearthed a TEEN Magazine from August 1993. Together, they go peruse the pages and contemplate 90s fas…
 
Earlier this year, Meg and Kelly revealed some of the things they had discovered that no one ever told them (Ep. 238 Why didn't the tell me?!), and this week, they continue that discussion by sharing even more of the things that they wish they had known. From a practical hack for a summer favorite to pinching your plants to how to know if you are a…
 
Get ready for talk radio, but make it awesome! Sorta Awesome Media's newest podcast - Awesome Today - is ready to launch, and we are inviting YOU to be part of bringing more awesome to the world. Find Awesome Today in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Go RIGHT NOW, subscribe, and support the Awesome family by l…
 
Summer 2020 may be unlike anything we had hoped or planned for, but maybe that gives us an opportunity to rediscover the awesome of summer days of our childhoods. Join Meg as she shares what a variety of friends and Awesomes have said made for incredible summers when they were kids. You might just find yourself inspired to enjoy this summer more th…
 
We all need a little helpful from time to time, but is the internet the place to find it? This week, Meg is joined by her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris, and together they explore some of the most intriguing life hacks from TikTok, YouTube, and more and discuss if these are tips they could, would, or should try! All of that plus some…
 
Bottoms up, Awesomes! This week, we're taking you down the aisles of the liquor store to help you feel more confident in picking just the right bottle of spirits! Join Meg and her husband Kyle as they talk about the history of alcohol, how wine and beer are different from liquor and how they are the same, and they give their picks and recommendatio…
 
In March 2018, Meg got to visit with race educator Krystle Cobran about how to have conversations with your friends about race. Her words and wisdom are more timely than ever, and we wanted to revisit it with you this week. Krystle's expertise is in creating conversations invite connection and understanding, and you can discover more of her work fo…
 
We know that our Awesomes are smart, strong, and social, and we know you are exhausted right now, too. Between managing life upheaval in quarantine to listening, learning, and advocating for justice and change, our world feels extremely not awesome right now. But we want to remain true to what our mission has been from the beginnning - helping you …
 
Our planet is just over two months into pandemic, quarantine, and all the very un-awesome things that have happened since, and we are all doing our best to make it through these chaotic times. This week, Meg is joined by both Kelly and Rebekah, and together they explore both the unexpected roses that have appeared in their lives during this time as…
 
When was the last time you had a case of full-blown sticker shock? Was that high price tag worth it? This week, Meg and Kelly get together to compare notes on the things they've purchased that were worth every single penny, as well as the items that were big bummers. From the kitchen to the closet and lots of things in-between, they share what splu…
 
If you're like us, you are watching a lot more television these days. And if you are also like us, you might be getting nostalgic for some of your all-time favorite characters, the ones you love so much, you'd want to invite them to a dinner party. This week, Meg and her sister Emily reveal who would land an invite for a party like that, and we wan…
 
New microphone in use!; Today is a day; all day playin’ with it; a one web browser kind of man; mediating a contract negation, as a professional hobbyist; reddit inspired - stories of things that can’t be explained Get access to ALL Sorta Awesome Plus content at patreon.com/sortaawesome Find Sorta Awesome on FB at facebook.com/sortaawesome and on I…
 
You know what we haven't done in a hot minute? Shared our confessions with the Awesomes! Tune in this week to hear Meg and Rebekah spill some truly cringe-worthy moments and questionable choices. Plus two binge-worthy watches in Awesome of the Week! Find a complete list of show notes here: Episode 243 Become a Super Star Awesome when you join our P…
 
Hey Awesome! For over five years, we’ve been hopelessly devoted to YOU, and to helping you be smart, strong, and social in so many ways. Even during the troubled times of this pandemic, we want to encourage you each step of the way. Tune in this week to hear Meg and Kelly share ten ideas they have about how to keep on keepin’ on with being smart, s…
 
Stella-Roby and Francie-Pants; Meg fat shames Francie; dog food is good and good for you; pretentious food for everyone!; Kyle isn’t tough; dear diary; fromm, fromage, braum’s; Intro and outro song – DJ Quads - Millionaire New episodes of Sorta Awesome + released DAILY on video and podcast for our Super Star Awesomes! Sign up at patreon.com/sortaaw…
 
This is episode 004 of Sorta Awesome PLUS! To get access to every episode in this daily series (both video and audio), come join us as a Super Star on Patreon! In this episode: apocalyptic shopping spree; Quara Ntine; nightmares of the socially irresponsible; DRAMA QUEEN; Kyle's first slip into his redneck side (send bail money); David Koresh's bro…
 
Hey Awesomes! Can you believe that this month Sorta Awesome is celebrating FIVE YEARS of bringing you all the awesome you need to know every Friday morning? This week, Meg shares with you a new addition to the Sorta Awesome you’ve loved for so long, and she grabbed her husband Kyle to help explain what they’ve been working on. All of that plus some…
 
Hey, friend. How are you doing? Let’s talk. Lots of us are on a roller coaster of emotion right now as we navigate the New Normal of life under quarantine. This week, Meg is joined by both Kelly and Rebekah, and they want to invite each of you to process all of this together. Whether you are tapping into new levels of productivity or struggling to …
 
Check in, Awesome. How are you doing in life under quarantine? Some of us have relaxed into the solitude of social distancing and found a new normal, while others of us are climbing the walls with lack of interaction with the outside world. In this week’s episode, Meg and Rebekah discuss how your Myers Briggs type might explain the specific kinds o…
 
Awesomes, the older we get, the more ways we realize we were #unprepared for this life! In this week’s episode, Meg and Kelly talk about the things that no one ever told them, and they share some insights from the Awesomes, too! Tune in to hear them cover everything topics like student loan debt, breastfeeding secrets, newlywed advice for the bedro…
 
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