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Stay exactly where you were



Happy New Year! We’re back with new content and new … anti-resolutions? But not before we get into our hot takes from the Golden Globes.

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

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Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Rerun: That’s really good advice on my part



We’re on a winter break, so we’re bringing you a few of our older faves while we spend some time getting ready for the new year! We hope you’re enjoying your holidays and that you’ll tune in for new episodes in January 2020!

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If you’ve been awake at any time in the last few years, then you know that burnout is a very real thing. But what does burnout specifically look like for women? We have some thoughts, and some of us may be realizing that it’s time to take further steps in getting a hold of our mental health. We hope you feel seen in this episode, and would love to know how you feel about burnout.

And of course, we’re hitting on some hot topics in the world of women!

Where can I find the article that started this conversation?
Check it out here!

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Rerun: Bloom where you’re planted



We’re on a winter break, so we’re bringing you a few of our older faves while we spend some time getting ready for the new year! We hope you’re enjoying your holidays and that you’ll tune in for new episodes in January 2020!
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Ever wonder what house plants have to do with staying present and enjoying the “now,” while also looking to the future? Well, we didn’t. But we got there anyway. Right after a talk about how women, and especially female creatives, are coming into their own and refusing to let their work be controlled without their consent.

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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We now have a bra vaccine



It’s breast cancer awareness month! We’ve got some great stuff in store this month, and we’re kicking it off by discussing some interesting things about boobs and bras today, so settle in for some girl talk. Here’s what else is on the agenda:

Is it cool to get revenge success?
Our favorite new movie (hint: we’re loving EVERYTHING this woman puts her hands on lately)
The enneagram
Do we really need bras?
And we’re announcing our October community read!

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Sure, have morals if you want to



Did someone say freelancing? Well, Caroline did, when she decided she wanted to leave a full-time job to stay home with her newborn almost 5 years ago. The rest is history, and we’ll break it down in this episode because making money for ourselves is an option that many of us don’t know how to dive into.

But before that, body image positivity, artists and their rights, Jane Doe coming forward and wowing us with her continued bravery, and more!

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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I’m judging you for that



Hey-ohhh we’ve got books to talk about! We took a break last week and focused on tv but this week we’re back with some thoughts on what we’re reading. Here’s a list of the books we talked about:

Savage News, by Jessica Yellin
Unbreakables, by Lisa Barr
The Incendiaries, by R.O. Kwon
Ordinary People, by Diana Evans

Also, if you’re interested, grab a copy of The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren and read along with the gang at A Good Idea pod!

Here’s another thing we think is pretty great: Sex Ed is changing! Check out more over at NBC News.


We’re mostly fine now



Today is the venting session you didn’t ask for, because we struggle with things and think it’s a good idea to discuss them. Sometimes in these discussions a solution is reached, and sometimes you don’t find an answer but you feel seen. We hope you feel seen a little bit or feel ready to open up to someone about what you’re going through, whether it’s big or small.

But before that, we talked about some pretty important topics. First of all, the 9th Congressional district of North Carolina has a special election coming up on September 10th! If you live in that district, check out where you can vote and make plans to be there. If you’re unsure of who to vote for, hit up our fave site I Side With to figure out what the candidates stand for and who you want to represent our district in Congress.

We also talked about Popular Information, “a newsletter about politics for people who give a damn.” As a subscriber to this newsletter, I (Hannah) totally recommend it.

“A common trait among mass killers: hatred of women” is the article that we really hope you read, and it brings light to the data that we have from our plethora of history with mass killers in the United States.

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Big Vegetarian Got Me



Before we get into today’s episode, we want to encourage all our friends out there to contact your members of Congress and let them know that we need gun control immediately! Let them know that when they run for re-election, their stance and record on gun control will be something that helps you decide whether or not to pull the lever for them. To get in touch with the office of the people representing you, check out this site. It couldn’t be easier! Your voice has to be heard on this. It’s too important!

On a more light-hearted note, we had a lot of fun recording today’s episode! (To be fair, we say that most weeks) Our friend Mallory sent us this article, and it hit so close to home that we had to bring it up.

Here are some of Caroline’s favorite go-to meals for herself and her family:
Healthy Zucchini Muffins (these are the ones Hannah raved about, and we are overflowing with fresh zucchini in the south right now!)
A Warm Pan of Chickpeas, Chorizo, and Chèvre
Crockpot crispy caramelized pork ramen noodle soup with curry roasted acorn squash
Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Everything Greek pork pitas
Sunday Night Gnocchi Bolognese bake
Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma
Super Easy One-Pot Lasagna

And here are some of Hannah’s faves:
30 minute Thai peanut chicken ramen (I sub diced tofu for chicken)
Chicken, black bean, and vegetable enchiladas (I’ve made these a lot recently with ground or diced tofu!)
Chickpea, coconut, and cashew curry (this is one of Pasan’s current faves, and I skip the food-processing stage)
Cuban Quinoa Bowl with Spicy Lemon Cashew Dressing
Healthy BBQ Shepherd’s Pie (we sub ground turkey in this recipe as well)
Also, we didn’t get to it on the pod today, but this is my all-time favorite and most-used cookbook: Jamie’s Food Revolution.

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know (and tell us if you try any of these recipes!) over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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R.I.P. to my hopes and dreams



Today we’re hitting on a couple of heavy topics before we talk about the Met Gala (we’re only over a week late), Kim K in Charlotte, and what we’ve been watching on TV (good AND bad. Looking at you, GoT.)

It sounded like a good idea to get your thoughts on things that weigh heavily on women, specifically, and you delivered! We’re bringing up some listener input today and we hope you feel seen, heard, and get a few laughs in along the way.

Ahh I don’t want Game of Thrones spoilers!
No worries! Just skip from around 25 minutes until 37 minutes. But come back later and listen in!

You can check out our website to see previous episodes! What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Let us know over on Instagram @agoodideapod, or you can shoot us an email at agoodideapod@gmail.com.

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Control is an illusion, with Jen Eddins



We love celebrating women. Was that not clear? This week, we’re chatting with Jen Eddins from Peanut Butter Runner about a host of issues, including women’s health and what to do when life doesn’t turn out like you had planned. We love the insight she brings to the table, and she may hold the record for the best “it sounded like a good idea at the time” segment on our show thus far.

You can find Jen on Instagram @jen_pbrunner, or on her website: peanutbutterrunner.com

What was that article Caroline was talking about? Something about “busy” being the same thing as “lazy”?
You can find the full article here. We like talking about the balance between pursuing your goals and being busy just for the sake of the hustle, so this is always a hot topic for the Good Idea crowd.

Make sure to visit our friends over at EssentialiHome to grab some elderberry syrup, and use the code “good idea” (two words) for 15% off your order.

You can check out our website over here to see previous episodes! To see some more from us, check out Caroline’s website here and Hannah’s here!

Our music is:
Werq Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/