Monthly Archives: December 2018

Things we Forgot to Say 2k18

Today we’re talking about why we’ll never fall for a “bring your kids to meet Santa, Elsa, and Anna” event again and if that makes us boring moms, we are OK with it!

We’ve had a great few months kicking off our podcast and we have some notes on our first episodes to continue the conversation. And we want to hear from you! What was your favorite episode of 2018? Head on over to our IG @agoodideapod and let us know!

Things we talked about this episode:

Where can I find that Vox youtube video about the Wild Wild Country cult? Check it out here!

What was Hannah saying about Facebook? Oh- no big deal but they filed a patent to guess where you’re going next.

Other notes: Kwanzaa does in fact begin December 26th and ends January 1st. Happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate!

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Strangers Don’t Talk To Me

It’s almost Christmas, and we’re here to talk about Santa, elf on the shelf, people asking us about our library books, and people refusing to talk to us at all.

Other critical issues:
Why is there no Crazy Rich Asians: India Edition yet Kevin Kwan??
Tinder Founder: we may be mad at you, assuming you are who we think you are. Unless you want to advertise with us.
And the real topic on our minds today: self care. How do you practice this? We scratch the surface in this conversation but we want to hear from you!

Here’s more info if you want to deep dive into anything we talked about today:

Where did you find good info for self-care?
We liked this one from Forbes and this other one with info on good ways to cultivate self-care habits.

Did you guys say Beyonce performed at an Indian pre-wedding party? Yep, sure did.

And what IG account brought this up and discussed appropriation vs. appreciation? That would be one of our faves @tinted.

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I have fremdschämen about where this is going…

This week we’re diving into famous feuds, Aldi finds (*ahem* we mean what SANTA is finding from Aldi,) a little bit of language-learning, our *interesting* Christmas music and movie choices, how we consume scary movies, and that’s not even what brought us to the table!

What makes you feel the most insecure? We thought we’d put out a nice feel-good episode by putting ourselves and our friends on the spot to find out what is the biggest chink in our armor, and we probably subsequently burned a few bridges along the way.

This was also the episode where we learned a few fun key audio notes, like that it’s detrimental to have the heat blowing on high, and letting your dog nap in the room where you’re recording is a mistake when your dog is a hard-core snorer. Thanks for nothing Ridley. And winter.


What in the world was that German word you were saying and what does it mean?
Fremdschämen means to feel ashamed about something someone else has done; to be embarrassed because someone else has embarrassed her or himself (and doesn’t notice).

What depressing Christmas song was it that Hannah loves?
Auld Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg.
And the normal, not sad one? That was John Legend’s new album.

What’s the only Christmas album Caroline will ever listen to?
That was the voice of one Amy Grant, and you should head over and type her name into Apple Music, Spotify, or wherever you get your music. She’s got some classics and an amazing voice to match.

What was Jameela Jamil saying?
Check out more on this story here, or simply type her name into google and thank us later. She speaks out about the media’s portrayal of real women and the harmful effects of airbrushing and photoshop. She’s a real one.

I’m Breezy!

Whip out the wine glasses, people, it’s been a day! We’re breaking down the reasons why women can be so freaking tired at the end of the day and why we can feel so unseen as well. Ever sat down and thought “this is the first time I’ve been off my feet in 12 hours!” Cry into your wine and settle in with your fashion sweatshirts as we talk about it together. We see you friend! Weigh in on this episode over on Instagram @agoodideapod and let us know your take.

Want to follow up on some of the things we talked about this week? Check out the links below:

What books were you guys talking about?
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but were Afraid to Ask, Anton Treuer
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

What was that about women and the workforce, post WW2?
American Women and World War II, Khan Academy

Wait, what? Women earn less than men?
The Gender Pay Gap, Economist

And women of color get paid even less??
The Gender Wage Gap: 2017 Earnings by Race and Ethnicity, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

What was that thing about women asking their husbands and partners for help?
Why I’m Done Asking my Husband to Help me Out, Scary Mommy

What comic do you guys keep talking about?
The gender wars of household chores, The Guardian

And how many questions did you say kids ask each day?
Curious Children ask 73 Questions Each Day, Independent

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