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Not Your Basic Blogger

Not Your Basic Blogger

June 17, 2020

Kara interviews Becky about being a blogger. Becky talks about the origins of her blog, what it’s like being a blogger in Montréal versus Thunder Bay, and what she has learned in the three years that she has been blogging.

2020, You’re Too Extra

2020, You’re Too Extra

June 3, 2020

Surprise, Kara is transgender! But that’s not what this episode is about. Or is it? A lot is happening to us in 2020, both personally and globally from, you know, this whole pandemic. Becky and Kara talk about how they’re holding up, and what they are enjoying and not enjoying about the strange plot twist that has started off this new decade.

Mentioned in this episode: Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Hope in Uncertain Times meditation series.

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We Just Like to Recommend Things

We Just Like to Recommend Things

March 24, 2020

Recommendations: they’re the bread and butter of a lot of online content. But if you spend all your time recommending, do you ever actual check out those recommendations? This episode discusses the phenomenon of the modern recommendation in general before getting into some specific recommendations from your hosts!

Important Note: Since recording this episode, Ben has come out as transgender with new pronouns (she/her) and a new name (Kara). Please refer use this name and those pronouns when discussing this episode, and all past episodes, instead of her old name.

Books mentioned in the episode:

Girl, Wash Your Face

Full Disclosure

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Becky Likes Boys

Becky Likes Boys

February 24, 2020

The title says it all. Becky spills the tea about all her dates since she moved to Montréal. Ok, not really. She does, however, explain her approach to dating, and how that approach has changed since she moved. Poor, aromantic Ben does his best to sort out his confusion about when and how Becky likes a boy. Towards the end, we cover some questions asked by a listener friend!

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

February 3, 2020

Summertime can a lot of fun. It can also bring challenges, like broken elbows and finding new roommates. Ben and Becky talk about how we take setbacks and turn them into, if not good things, then all right things.

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Being Aromantic and Asexual

Being Aromantic and Asexual

January 6, 2020

Becky interviews Ben about his romantic and sexual orientations, aromanticism and asexuality. These identities mean he doesn’t experience romantic or sexual attraction—to anyone! Learn more about these identities in general, as well as Ben’s specific experience as an “aro” and “ace” person. They discuss how attraction works for them, arousal, porn, having partners, etc. Ben also debunks a few myths about asexuality and mentions how you can be an ally.

A few resources if you want to learn more about this topic:

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Keeping It Classy with the Real Housewives of NYC

Keeping It Classy with the Real Housewives of NYC

June 25, 2019

Two episodes ago, Becky blew Ben’s mind by introducing him to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Now Becky’s back at it again, this time with The Real Housewives of New York City. Specifically, she made him watch three episodes from season 3 of the series, a self-contained trip to the US Virgin Islands where some of the housewives have a little too much to drink and let the emotions run almost as wild as their libidos.

Hear how this series stacks up against Beverly Hills in Ben’s opinion, and of course, which of the housewives Ben and Becky like the most—and which ones they think the other one most resembles. They also get real about bridal showers, both in the show and one they’ve attended together.

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Motivated to Stay Motivated

Motivated to Stay Motivated

May 13, 2019

Spring is in the air! Don’t you just feel more motivated? Ben and Becky muse over what motivates them, and how to make the most out of motivation.

Watch Becky’s time lapse video of creating her own bullet journal.

Becky also mentions the book on motivation she recently read: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: All Pleasure, No Guilt

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: All Pleasure, No Guilt

April 1, 2019

The Real Housewives is one of Becky’s go-to reality TV shows to help her relax and unwind. She had Ben watch several episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Ben … does not watch that much reality TV, and definitely doesn’t watched Real Housewives. Until now.

Spoiler alert!

Note: Although Becky mentions at the beginning that she had Ben watch episodes of The Real Housewives of New York as well, we don’t end up discussing those. Stay tuned for a future episode with more reality TV talk.

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Adulting 101: Fake It Until You Make It?

Adulting 101: Fake It Until You Make It?

March 18, 2019

Adulting is a tricky thing for anyone, regardless of their age. Sometimes it just takes a little too much out of you. What do you do when you feel like you aren’t adulting well enough, but everyone around you thinks you just want reassurance?

Ben and Becky discuss a lot of different things related to adulting. In addition to things that would make their lives easier, they discuss blue-sky ideas like basic income and flexible work weeks, and the idea that you don’t have as many hours in your day as Beyoncé. Finish off with some of their thoughts on how you can support friends and family who are feeling this way.

Further reading:

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