Ep. 8: The Rise of Technology Dependency

Technology has always moved us forward and improved out lives... or has it? We love our devices and the connection they afford us to the greater world and the people in it. But have we come to rely on our tech too much? Can tech replace human interaction? What are we doing to our brains as we feed our need for instant gratification in the internet age? How do we push against that addiction or dependence on social media and digital connection? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about where they've come with technology and what practices we can put into place to prevent tech from taking over our lives.

Ep. 7: Divide & Conquer: Compartmentalization & Discussion

We are all complicated people, and we don't like to be put in boxes. That leads to complicated conversations and complicated discussions around tough topics. So what is the best way to have these conversations? Is it to compartmentalize each facet and discuss them individually? Or are we better off having a conversation where everything connects to everything and we get side-tracked easily? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about how they think through tough conversations and how they've seen isolation come up in discussion.

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Ep. 6: What Can We Learn from the Nike Protest?

Protests and boycotts seem to be a regular part of our American lives. From social media to TV shows to sporting events — there's a never-ending amount of causes and issues to support or protest. Recently Colin Kaepernick was chosen by Nike to be the star of an advertising campaign, and with that campaign came protests and counter-protests. In this episode Pat & Britt talk about how we protest today, what that says about our society, and whether or not brands should have to take a stand on social issues.

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Ep. 5: Our Complicated Relationship With Emotion

Ep. 5: Our Complicated Relationship With Emotion

The recent US Open women's final match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka has been in the news and circling the internet for a few weeks. There have been many articles written on every facet of the match - and specifically the controversy that stemmed from the officiating of the match. It's a complicated topic that touches several hot-button societal issues, but the discussion around it is worth pressing into. In this episode Pat & Britt begin a discussion that relates Serena's match with how we deal with emotions in the workplace and in American society.

Ep. 4: When Facts Don't Add Up: Truth & The Internet

Ep. 4: When Facts Don't Add Up: Truth & The Internet

Truth and facts always seem to be changing. They seem to change with time, with the internet, with people. How do we navigate how truth is presented and interpreted? Can we all live different truths? In this episode, Pat & Britt tackle the tip of the iceberg on the topic of truth as they wade into the waters of absolute vs. relative truth and discuss the phrase "Live your truth."

Ep. 3: Personality Tests & Conflict

Ep. 3: Personality Tests & Conflict

Introvert, extrovert, judger, observer, achiever, futurist, loyalist, idealist, helper; the lost goes on and on. There are many personality tests around - from Myers Briggs to Enneagram to Buzzfeed. Some do a better job than others at helping us figure out and explain our personalities. But what happens when we view our personality traits as negative, or we feel others react negatively when they hear our personality? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about their personalities, how they've come to view personality, and what personality means as we interact with others on a day-to-day basis.

Ep. 2: Check Your Biases

Ep. 2: Check Your Biases

Biases exist all around us. We have them. Our friends have them. News has them. Even social media channels have them. Biases color our world and the information we take in - whether we realize it or not. In this week's episode Pat & Britt talk about how news and other content is molded before it reaches us, and what that means for our conversations and interactions with friends.