Sorta Awesome

Meg Tietz | Wondery


In the drudgery of daily life, it’s easy to forget that all around us (and within us!), awesome things are happening. Each week, author and show host Megan Tietz and co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura serve up fresh doses of sparkly small things and ...Show More

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Ep. 181 How to be awesome in any conversation

58:57 | Feb 1st

Hey Awesome! There's no doubt that you are out there spreading that glow-y gold awesome to the world around you every day, but what do you do when you find yourself in a tricky conversation? Today, Meg is joined by an Awesome who knows how to navigat...Show More

Ep. 180 Behind the scenes of a real life pivot

55:06 | Jan 25th

If there's one thing that Awesomes really know about life, it's that sometimes life asks us to take a great big pivot. Tune in this week to hear Meg sit down with co-host Kelly to discuss the big pivot she has taken that involves public radio, walkin...Show More

Let's declutter our makeup bags!

45:56 | Jan 23rd

Hey Awesome, decluttering doesn't have to be all fun and no play! Tune in to this Extra Awesome episode to hear Meg and her sister Emily tell you when, how, and why to declutter your makeup bag! They share tips on when to toss that mascara tube, how ...Show More

Ep. 179 Five Clever Clutter Solutions

1:11:35 | Jan 18th

Whether you are decluttering your house from attic to basement or if you just want to keep your kitchen junk drawer tidy, we are here to keep you company and keep you inspired while you work! This week, join Meg and Rebekah as they give you a list of...Show More

What's hot in planners for 2019

32:49 | Jan 15th

Get our your favorite gel ink pens and fire up that washi tape, Awesomes! In this episode of Extra Awesome, Meg is joined by the Awesome community's own Alisha Johnson - creator of the Sorta Awesome Planner Peeps Facebook group and all-around guru fo...Show More

Ep. 178 The truth about personality, organization, and productivity

1:06:38 | Jan 11th

Have you ever wondered why some people are naturally gifted with the power of organization? And why do some people struggle so much with procrastination when they want to be productive? The truth is our personality type holds the key to understanding...Show More

Let's Talk Curly Girl!

42:29 | Jan 9th

Awesomes, the Curly Girl Method is having a moment! Tune in to this edition of Extra Awesome to hear Meg and Rebekah talk all about the awesome of having curly hair including their history with their hair, what products, techniques, and haircuts they...Show More

Ep. 177 Breakthrough to the true you 2019!

54:37 | Jan 4th

Awesomes, what if the secret to tapping into your truest, most authentic self could be found in one simple daily practice? Join Meg and author Michelle DeRusha to kick off 2019 with a conversation about exploring our inward lives and discovering the ...Show More

Ep. 176 All the Awesome of 2018!

1:04:39 | Dec 28th, 2018

The year of the Awesome is drawing to a close, and we've gathered together to toast the best of 2018! Tune in to our annual year-end tradition of choosing our favorites of the year in reading, listening, and watching, plus hear Meg, Kelly, and Rebeka...Show More

Ep. 175 Let's invite Enneagram to the holidays!

1:06:40 | Dec 21st, 2018

If there's one thing the Awesomes have been VERY into in 2018, it's the Enneagram! And there's no better time to think about how this personality system can help us understand ourselves and others better than at the holidays. This week, join Meg and ...Show More

Ep. 174 Confessions: year-end edition!

1:13:33 | Dec 14th, 2018

Gather 'round, Awesomes! It's time for a brand-new edition of the episodes you love best - confessions! Rebekah joins Meg this week for their time-honored tradition of opening up all their closets and shaking loose those skeletons. From library angst...Show More

Ep. 173 The surprising awesome of the teen years

1:05:37 | Dec 7th, 2018

Eye rolls, doors slamming, and sulky silence. Is this what comes to mind when you think of teenagers? Meg and Kelly are here to invite you to think again because this week, they are exploring all the awesomeness of the teenage years! From celebrating...Show More

Ep. 172 How I told my sister I'm pregnant

1:06:52 | Nov 30th, 2018

Surprise! Meg's sister Emily is back on Sorta Awesome this week, and one of them has a big announcement! Content warning: pregnancy, babies, and other topics that might be sensitive for some of our Awesomes or the little ones who sometimes listen alo...Show More

Ep. 171 Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide 2018

1:22:57 | Nov 16th, 2018

Awesomes! It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year, that time of year when we cozy up right next to you and help you solve your biggest gift-giving questions! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah for the annual Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide! The 2018 vers...Show More

Ep. 170 Our first faves

59:56 | Nov 9th, 2018

Do you remember the first novel you loved so much you read it over and over? How about the first song you couldn't stop listening to or the first movie you raved about to all of your friends? For most of us, those moments in pop culture that introduc...Show More

Ep. 169 Can we not?!

55:37 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Some things are undeniably awesome, and some things are definitely not. This week, Meg is joined by Kelly and Rebekah to hash out some stuff that just has to go! Tune in to hear an airing of cultural pet peeves that will leave you high-fiving in agre...Show More

Ep. 168 True confessions: home life edition

1:12:17 | Oct 26th, 2018

Life doesn't always go as planned, and that's why we look for the awesome in every circumstance! This wasn't the show we had planned to bring you this week, but we hope you'll enjoy the awesome of a throw-back group show (Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, AND Lau...Show More

Ep. 167 Bad boys, love triangles, and swoon-worthy romance

1:06:04 | Oct 19th, 2018

This week, giggles abound and confessions flow freely as co-host Rebekah joins Meg to discuss romance in pop culture! From Westley and Buttercup to Monica and Chandler and all kinds of couples in-between, you'll hear their favorites from TV shows, mo...Show More

Cathedrals, the Enneagram, and finding your sweet spot

35:09 | Oct 16th, 2018

Awesomes, welcome back to another episode in the Extra Awesome series! We are so excited to welcome writer and speaker Annie F. Downs to Sorta Awesome. Tune in to hear Annie and Meg talk about the challenges of settling into your sweet spot when it d...Show More

Ep. 166 The Awesome List Fall 2018

1:07:11 | Oct 12th, 2018

Who loves a Top Ten List? YOU DO, RIGHT?! Hurry up and hit Play on an episode loved by Awesomes everywhere - the Top Ten List for Fall 2018! Join Meg and Kelly this week as they give you all the scoop on everything home, kitchen, and closet for the s...Show More

Ep. 165 Ultimate Guide to Making Netflix Awesome!

1:04:22 | Oct 5th, 2018

Hey you, wanna be Netflix buddies? We promise we won't make it weird! Come hang out with Meg and her sister and Sorta Awesome regular Emily Harris as they do a deep-dive into all things Netflix! Tune in to discover who still has Netflix DVD subscript...Show More

Ep. 164 How to be smart, strong, and social at every age!

1:04:19 | Sep 28th, 2018

As the late Dr. Maya Angelou taught us, "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." As we continue our exploration of living a life more awesome in 2018, tune in to hear Meg and special guest Chris Ann Brekhus of the beau...Show More

Ep. 163 10 Mantras for Happier Parents

56:13 | Sep 21st, 2018

Is it possible to find the happiness we are craving in our daily lives? KJ Dell'Antonia - writer and contributor to the New York Times - says YES! And her new book How To Be A Happier Parent shows you specifically how to create an awesome home life f...Show More

Ep. 162 Self-care, self-comfort, what's healthy, what's not

1:00:23 | Sep 14th, 2018

Self-care has dominated magazine headlines and conversations with our therapists for years now, but do you ever wonder if you are doing it right? Tune in to this conversation with Meg and Kelly as they deep-dive into the difference between self-care ...Show More

Ep. 161 All we do is WIN (sorta)

1:11:02 | Sep 7th, 2018

When you are all about living that awesome life, there's a lot of winning to celebrate! Join Meg and Rebekah this week as they share some recent wins, and stick around to hear them confess the not-winning areas where they need a little help. All of t...Show More

Lose the guilt, work smarter, and thrive with Jessica Turner

32:51 | Sep 4th, 2018

Welcome back to our Extra Awesome series! Jessica N. Turner returns to Sorta Awesome to talk to Meg all about how to overcome mom guilt and embrace the awesome as a working mom. Tune in to hear how Jessica's own journey led to her writing her newest ...Show More

Ep. 160 Stress-free style & Fall 2018's hottest trends

49:06 | Aug 31st, 2018

Calling all Awesomes! Whether you are a natural-born fashion maven or you've got no time to be on-trend, you do not want to miss this episode! Meg is joined by Alison Lumbatis from Get Your Pretty On who is here to make getting dressed your easiest d...Show More

Ep 159 How to have AWESOME mornings

1:01:07 | Aug 24th, 2018

Rise and shine, Awesomes! Whether you are an chirpy-chipper early bird or an up-at-all-hours night owl, we ALL want to have happier mornings! Tune in to hear a devoted early riser and a committed late night lady discuss how all of our mornings can be...Show More

Ep. 158 These are a few of our favorite things (a group show!)

1:08:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

As lovely as raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens can be, it's time for us to share with you a few of OUR favorite things! This week, regular Sorta Awesome co-hosts Rebekah Hoffer and Kelly Gordon join Meg to give you a sparkly, happy list of f...Show More

Ep 157 Happy endings, broken hearts, and Bachelor Nation

1:07:43 | Aug 10th, 2018

Are you ready for the episode that co-host Rebekah says she's been preparing to share with you her whole life? That's right, Rebekah is back this week and she and Meg are deep-diving into the awesome of Bachelor Nation! Tune in to hear them talk abou...Show More

Ep. 156 Let's share our new (school) year's resolutions!

49:25 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Sharpen those No. 2 pencils and cue the confetti canon because we are on the cusp of a brand new year - a new SCHOOL year! Whether or not your life is connected to the school calendar, this is a great time to check in on how your year is going - are ...Show More

Ep. 155 Rescuing meal plans & picking the perfect planner

56:49 | Jul 27th, 2018

It's (almost!) August, and some of our Awesomes are heading into the second half of summer while others are stocking up on school supplies. Whatever the time of year though, we know our Awesomes love to talk about smooth systems of organization. Toda...Show More

Ep. 154 Open to awesome: infertility to a houseful

55:53 | Jul 20th, 2018

You know at Sorta Awesome, we are big fans of the big pivots that people take in life, and today's episode tells the story of one Awesome who chose to keep saying Yes and taking those pivots toward starting a family even when circumstances were not-s...Show More

Ep. 153 Bloopers, bonus footage, and origin stories

55:46 | Jul 13th, 2018

Lost footage found and past giggles revisited and more in this episode of Sorta Awesome! From the most famous (and infamous) moments on the show to the confession at the end that Meg was sure she'd never share on air, you don't want to miss the silli...Show More

Ep. 152 Out of the mouths of (my) babes

1:00:33 | Jul 6th, 2018

For three years, two young Awesomes have been asking to come on Sorta Awesome, and this week, their wish comes true! Tune in to hear Meg's daughters Dacey and AJ answer questions from our Super Star Awesome community! They talk friendship, sisterhood...Show More

Ep. 151 How to host and drink like Julia Child

44:49 | Jun 29th, 2018

Is there anyone more epic and awesome when it comes to entertaining than Julia Child? What a legacy of gracious, joy-filled entertaining she left for our world. Today's episode features Dini Rao of Dini Vino, and Dini had the opportunity to experienc...Show More

Reality TV Deep Dive: Big Brother

48:52 | Jun 27th, 2018

Extra Awesome time! This bonus episode of Sorta Awesome declares that CBS's long-running reality show Big Brother is one of the most awesome things about summer. Agree? Disagree? Have no idea what we're talking about? Tune in to hear regular Sorta Aw...Show More

Ep. 150 Faves and Fails: Summer 2018 Edition

1:06:59 | Jun 22nd, 2018

At Sorta Awesome, we are committed to bringing you all the awesome you need to know, and we have a fresh dose of new favorites to tell you about this week! Meg and Rebekah are talking all about their recent faves along with a handful of fails, too. T...Show More

Ep. 149 Let's play pro/con/pro!

1:10:51 | Jun 15th, 2018

What if you had FIVE MINUTES to convince other people to be into the things that you are super into? That's the game Meg plays with her sister Emily who makes her annual summer appearance on this episode of Sorta Awesome! Tune into to hear the topics...Show More

Ep. 148 Do's and don'ts for an awesome marriage

58:30 | Jun 8th, 2018

Marriage! Marriage is what brings us together today! Tune in to hear Meg and Kelly share some lessons learned over a combined (almost!) fifty years of marriage. All of that plus great stuff for your ears in Awesome of the Week! THANK YOU TO OUR S...Show More

Ep. 147 Sizzling awesome reads for summer 2018

1:10:02 | Jun 1st, 2018

Just in time to get your library list all filled out for road trips, lazy mornings, and hours spent poolside, we've got some SIZZLING summer reads for 2018! Join Meg and Sorta Awesome regular Leigh Kramer as they share their picks for your summer rea...Show More

Ep. 146 From granny house to dream home!

47:32 | May 25th, 2018

The path to finding a totally awesome dream home looks different for all of us! Today's episode tells the story of an amazing Southern California home renovation overseen by Awesome Jen Johnson. From following her intuition on big decisions to the pr...Show More

Ep. 145 Parenting hacks for the most AWESOME summer yet!

1:10:05 | May 18th, 2018

Time to dig out the beach towels and pop on your sunglasses because ready or not, summer is here! Join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah as they share their top hacks to stop the summer blues before they even start with their very best parenting hacks for an a...Show More

Ep. 144 Grieving with Hope with Adriel Booker

59:55 | May 11th, 2018

As we contemplate all the ways to make home life more awesome in the month of May, we turn our attention to family life and to the specific pain, hope, and healing that comes with pregnancy loss. Today, Meg is joined by author and speaker Adriel Book...Show More

Ep. 143 Everything you need to know about gifts and giving!

1:00:20 | May 4th, 2018

Oh, how we love all love to give gifts and get them, too, right? Or no? Most of us know that giving gifts and opening gifts from our friends and loved ones SHOULD be fun, it is all too often fraught with disappointment and frustration. Tune in to hea...Show More

Ep. 142 Easy and awesome ways to celebrate the everyday!

1:08:52 | Apr 27th, 2018

Why wait for a big holiday to celebrate? There are so many ways to celebrate the little moments of life, and this week, Meg and Kelly share their ideas plus TONS of inspiration from the Awesome community! All of that, plus Awesomes of the Week! THAN...Show More

Ep. 141 The Four Tendencies plan a party with Gretchen Rubin

1:01:01 | Apr 20th, 2018

April is all about CELEBRATING here at Sorta Awesome as we mark three years of serving up all that is awesome for you! We can't think of a better way to celebrate this week than by welcoming bestselling author and beloved happiness guru Gretchen Rubi...Show More

Ep. 140 Let's open a time capsule of awesome!

1:21:46 | Apr 13th, 2018

Awesomes, in April we are CELEBRATING! Sorta Awesome just turned three years old, and this whole month, we are devoting the whole show to the theme of celebrations. If you like to get sentimental and reflective on your birthday, you will LOVE this de...Show More

Extra Awesome: 100 ways to be more awesome with money with Erin Odom

35:36 | Apr 10th, 2018

In this newest episode in the Extra Awesome series, Erin Odom returns to Sorta Awesome to talk about her brand new book that is FILLED with 100 tips, tricks, and hacks to help you achieve your financial goals! Tune in to hear her and Meg get super ho...Show More

Extra Awesome: Laura Tremaine has 10 Things To Tell You

1:11:49 | Apr 6th, 2018

April is going to be AWESOME on Sorta Awesome, and we are kicking things off with a SPECIAL FRIDAY EDITION of Extra Awesome featuring Laura Tremaine! That's right, Laura is back to fill us in on what she's been up to in the past few months, and you g...Show More

Ep. 139 Resurrection: new life on the other side of a faith shift

1:11:38 | Mar 30th, 2018

It's been one year since Meg and Kelly opened up about the good, the bad, and the ugly of their spiritual journeys. In this episode, you'll hear them share about ALL the changes a year can bring! Special thanks to our sponsors: Smith and Noble: 25%...Show More

Ep. 138 10 Awesome ways to be smarter, stronger, and more social!

1:03:19 | Mar 23rd, 2018

It's more than a tagline - it's a way of life! Join us this week for an inspiring conversation with some Sorta Awesome favorites on how to be smarter, stronger, and more social! All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! Special thanks to our sponsor...Show More

Ep. 137 Coming out conversations with Brett Trapp of Blue Babies Pink

1:08:52 | Mar 16th, 2018

At the end of 2017, Sorta Awesome co-host Kelly named Blue Babies Pink - Brett Trapp's story of growing up gay and Christian in the South - as her Awesome of the Year. Today, we are honored to welcome Brett to Sorta Awesome! Join Meg and Kelly in thi...Show More

A Wrinkle in Time: tesseracts, tears, sacrifice, and stars

40:17 | Mar 14th, 2018

Why is everyone talking about Madeline L'Engle's modern classic A Wrinkle in Time? If you loved the book, should you see the current Ava Duvernay film adaptation? Should you take your kids to see it? Why on earth did Meg not read this book until she ...Show More

Introducing The Bible Series: Son of God

04:40 | Mar 13th, 2018

Award winning producers, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey, bring you the story of Jesus on audio! Experience his journey like never before through the voice of a master storyteller. Narrated by Roma Downey and scored by Hans Zimmer, this compelling and pow...Show More

Ep. 136 Confessions: embarrassing moments edition!

1:13:37 | Mar 9th, 2018

We immediately regret this decision. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Rover - Get a $25 credit toward your first book at CODE: sortaawesome Daily Burn: SIXTY DAY FREE TRIAL at Daily Harvest: Use promo code AWESOM...Show More

Ep. 135 How to chat with your girlfriends about race

1:03:41 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Wanna know something about being an Awesome? We don't mind getting awkward if it will lead to awesome! Conversations about race and racial dynamics can be awkward, difficult, and painful. Thankfully, we're bringing in a woman who can help us learn to...Show More

Ep. 134 10 secrets of friendship REVEALED

52:54 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Do you ever wonder how you became an adult who still struggles to make friends? We are here to reveal to you ten secrets to help you be the friend that everyone will want to get to know better! From figuring out how to approach people to build a frie...Show More

Ep. 133 Fresh tomatoes, yellow t-shirts, and life-changing conversations with Simran Sethi

49:58 | Feb 16th, 2018

What if the person you think is the most different from you is the person who might end up being your most powerful teacher? That's the question Meg explores with author, podcaster, educator, and activist Simran Sethi in this episode of Sorta Awesome...Show More

Ep. 132 Why are you like that? Relationships and the Enneagram with Leigh Kramer

1:22:22 | Feb 9th, 2018

We've all been there - looking at another person, shaking your head, wondering WHY ARE YOU LIKE THAT?! Join Meg and Kelly in finding the answers to that question when they sit down with Leigh Kramer to discover how the Enneagram explains it all! Thi...Show More

Ep. 131 Cleanse, clog, and consciously communicate with Mary Shores

46:33 | Feb 2nd, 2018

The way we talk to ourselves matters - and science proves it! This week, Meg is joined by author, speaker, and entrepreneur Mary Shores to talk about how important it is that we are conscious of how we are speaking to ourselves. They also discuss Mar...Show More

Extra Awesome: Getting vulnerable with Jamie Ivey (If Only You Knew)

35:27 | Jan 30th, 2018

Chances are you have a skeleton or two tucked away in a closet gathering dust - we all do! But what if the stories you've kept yourself all these years might actually hold the key to unlocking the path to vulnerability and trust in relationships? Joi...Show More

Ep. 130 3 Biggest takeaways you can't miss!

42:40 | Jan 26th, 2018

Awesomes! Give yourself a happy high five and a big squeeze! January has been fun, but it has also been some work, right? We're well on our way to making 2018 The Year of the Awesome, and today Meg is here to make sure you haven't missed a thing! Do...Show More

Introducing Launch

14:25 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to make that dream into a reality? In this special preview we hear as John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) takes his dream and turns it i...Show More

Ep. 129 Ten little luxuries to get you through the winter

1:06:39 | Jan 19th, 2018

Awesomes, no need to let the winter doldrums get you down! We're spending the month of January talking about how to take better care of YOU, and Episode 129 features Meg and Rebekah sharing a list of ten little luxuries to get you through these long ...Show More

Ep. 128 Love your body, change your world with Jen Hoffman

56:09 | Jan 12th, 2018

Are you ready for the Year of the Awesome? We know that the Awesomes can change the world, but only if we start from a strong foundation. This week's episode is a must-listen for anyone who has a body. Chances are, that's you. Listen to body and mind...Show More

Ep. 127 Let's get fired up!

53:57 | Jan 5th, 2018

We are ringing in 2018 in an AWESOME way this week! Meg and Kelly want to get you fired up with a message about the future of Sorta Awesome and a little peek at what this year will bring to our community. Then they dig into an exploration of the idea...Show More

Ep. 126 Best of 2017 (a group show!)

1:17:39 | Dec 29th, 2017

Awesomes, let's send 2017 off with all the gold glitter we can find! In this annual year end wrap-up, Meg is joined by co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura, and together they talk through their favorites for the year in listening, reading, and watching...Show More

Ep 125 Let's get ready to pivot!

1:01:23 | Dec 15th, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close and we are all thinking about what 2018 might hold, we are wondering: are you ready for a pivot moment? Join Meg and Kelly as they explore the concept of pivoting in our lives, whether it's a change in work, beliefs, or relat...Show More

Ep. 124 Spilling our secrets for an awesome first year

1:16:35 | Dec 8th, 2017

We are going gaga for babies this week on Sorta Awesome! Meg invites co-host Rebekah to talk all things baby as they prepare to celebrate the first birthday of the littlest Hoffer baby. You'll hear Meg talk about how she (literally) wrote the book on...Show More

Ep. 123 Intuition, friendship, and the future

1:21:09 | Dec 1st, 2017

Every now and again, we take Sorta Awesome back to our roots with a grab bag episode filled with our answers to YOUR questions! This week, Laura joins Meg to answer questions about the weird and wonderful ways friendships work in 2017, how personalit...Show More

Extra Awesome: Holiday Gift Guide 2017

1:12:04 | Nov 21st, 2017

Happy holiday season, Awesomes! We know that as many of you gather with family and friends this week, you are also gathering up your shopping lists for holiday gift-giving. We hope our AWESOME recommendations will help you pick things for the naughty...Show More

Ep. 122 Bring the awesome to your Thanksgiving!

1:12:52 | Nov 17th, 2017

It's our first ever Sorta Awesome Thanksgiving episode! Tune in to feast with us on how to bring so much more awesome to your Thanksgiving gathering this year. You'll hear Meg and Kelly discuss recipes, hosting hacks, best-guest tips, and the voices ...Show More

Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

13:01 | Nov 16th, 2017

Megan chats with Kate Casey about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts! Feast on these shows @   Sorta Awesome Binge:Popcast with Knox & Jamie - Ep 181”Misunderstood and Misheard Song Lyrics”What Should I...Show More

Extra Awesome: Stranger Things with Nish Weiseth

1:07:40 | Nov 14th, 2017

Obsessed with Netflix's original series Stranger Things? Curious about what all the hype is about? Join Meg as she and her dear friend, author, and podcast host Nish Weiseth spend an hour flailing and yelling about all the reasons everyone should be ...Show More

Ep. 121 Boundaries for the holidays: sane solutions for difficult dynamics

1:16:02 | Nov 10th, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... sorta. The holidays are fast approaching, and along with this season of joy and thankfulness, there are often difficult family dynamics to navigate. Meg and Kelly invite therapist Annie Wright back to Sort...Show More

Ep 120 Fantastic photo solutions for every Awesome

1:05:34 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Whether you are a well-organized photo fanatic or a drowning in a photo mess, Meg and Laura have ideas, tips, advice, and more to help you figure out your digital photo situation! You'll hear how to fight the photo overwhelm as well as fantastic idea...Show More

Extra Awesome: November Book of the Month Club preview

20:49 | Nov 1st, 2017

Book of the Month Club has released the November selections! To hear about five hot reads for fall, tune in to hear Meg's preview of this list which includes name recognition debuts and new fiction from old favorites! To find out more about signing ...Show More

Ep 119 Digital decisions (a group show!)

1:19:42 | Oct 27th, 2017

Ever wonder how other people are organizing their lives in a digital world? Or how people go about protecting the privacy of their family in the age of Facebook-stalking? Meg gathered all of the co-hosts to talk through some of the biggest digital de...Show More

Extra Awesome: Dr. Mary Yamashita answers big questions about breast cancer screening

38:27 | Oct 25th, 2017

If you are a woman or cares about someone who is, this episode of Extra Awesome is a must-listen! Thanks to one of our very own Awesomes, Meg was able to connect with Dr. Mary Yamashita - a breast cancer imaging specialist - who is here today to shar...Show More

Ep. 118 The critical thing you aren't getting

1:13:09 | Oct 20th, 2017

You know you need it, but how much are you getting? Probably not enough! Join Meg and Kelly as they explore how not getting enough sleep is taking more of a toll than you might know. They also share TONS of great tips for getting more and better slee...Show More

Ep 117 Starbucks, spot lights, and what about those college degrees?

1:16:37 | Oct 13th, 2017

Long before Sorta Awesome debuted in your earbuds, we had a long list of loved (and maybe a few hated) jobs filling our time and our bank accounts. Join Meg and Rebekah as they dip back into their job histories to tell stories and share lessons learn...Show More

Ep. 116 Stop buying cheap clothes!

1:09:16 | Oct 6th, 2017

Fast fashion can be lots of fun, but there are some very awesome reasons why we should stop buying those $5 t-shirts. Join Meg and Laura as they share the very different reasons that they've arrived at the same opinion - cheap clothes aren't good for...Show More

Extra Awesome: Osheta Moore & Shalom Sistas

37:54 | Oct 3rd, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome Osheta Moore back to Sorta Awesome! You loved the wisdom and insight she shared in her first appearance on Sorta Awesome back in Episode 48, and now she is back to talk to Meg about imaginative, creative, and awesome ways t...Show More

Ep. 115 Top ten awesome things for Fall 2017

1:04:38 | Sep 29th, 2017

It is now officially autumn in our part of the world, and we are officially excited to bring you another best of fall episode! Tune in to hear Meg and Kelly talk about the ten things they are counting on to be SO awesome for this fall season! All of ...Show More

Ep. 114 Smash the lies, discover the awesome!

1:05:06 | Sep 22nd, 2017

It happens to the best of us from time to time - we suddenly realize we've been believing something entirely untrue about ourselves (or about life in general!). This week, join Meg and Rebekah as they talk through some of the lies they've been believ...Show More

Episode 113 We don't know what we're doing

1:12:08 | Sep 15th, 2017

Awesomes, this is an episode quite unlike any other we've ever created. We're bringing you a peek behind the curtain of podcast production, and you'll quickly agree with us that honestly, we have no idea what we are doing. Join Meg and Laura in this ...Show More

Ep. 112 Stop outsourcing your safety with Tony Blauer

1:23:36 | Sep 8th, 2017

“You are the First Responder in your fight.” This is at the heart of self-defense guru Tony Blauer's mission and message, and what he and his wife Jesse share in this episode of Sorta Awesome just might save your life. Join Megan and her husband Kyle...Show More

Ep. 111 Our favorite meals!

1:14:59 | Sep 1st, 2017

Hungry? You will be after this delectable episode featuring Meg and Kelly's all-time favorite meals! You'll hear them share their top go-to family faves as well as crowd-pleasers, comfort foods, Trader Joe's best picks, and decadent splurges. All of ...Show More

Extra Awesome: Book of the Month Club September preview

35:05 | Sep 1st, 2017

Back by popular demand! Book of the Month Club just released their September selections, and Meg and Laura are here to talk you through your choices! Learn more about signing up for Book of the Month Club by going to More

Extra Awesome: Erin Odom & More Than Just Making It!

39:43 | Aug 29th, 2017

Extra Awesome is back, and we are excited to feature Erin Odom, an author and popular blogger who also happens to have been the very FIRST guest on Sorta Awesome! Erin is the author of the new book More Than Just Making It and the founder of The Humb...Show More

Ep. 110 Sorry/not sorry (a group show!)

1:19:46 | Aug 25th, 2017

Hey Awesomes? Maybe don't listen to this one with the littlest ears around because we go to some places in this group show that we've never gone before on Sorta Awesome - not publicly anyway. What else would you expect from a group show? Episode 110 ...Show More

The Handmaid's Tale: Discussion and dialogue

1:26:25 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Extra Awesome returns this week with an episode of conversation between Megan and Laura about the recent Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale. Tune in to hear them talk spoiler-free in the first part of the episode about why everyone's talking about this ...Show More

Ep. 109 Experiments with habits, happiness, and cold showers

1:04:12 | Aug 18th, 2017

Is it possible that your daily habits could make you happier, healthier, and more successful? Meg and Rebekah checked out a list of 50 habits that the world's most successful people swear by, and they set out to find out what would happen in their ow...Show More

Ep. 108 Best books from our summer stack!

1:06:25 | Aug 11th, 2017

The happiest way to spend the summer days is with a stack of books by your side. Megan and Laura indulged in that summer tradition, and they are here to report on the best of their summer reading! It's like book report day in school, only WAY more aw...Show More

Extra Awesome: Chrystal Evans Hurst & She's Still There

36:40 | Aug 8th, 2017

In the newest episode in the Extra Awesome series, Megan welcomes author and speaker Chrystal Evans Hurst to the show! Chrystal Evans Hurst co-authored the bestselling Kingdom Woman with her father, author and pastor Tony Evans. And her newest book,...Show More

Ep. 107 Keep Awesomes Weird!

1:08:46 | Aug 4th, 2017

Fire off the confetti cannons - Sorta Awesome is back! And this week, Megan and Kelly are celebrating all the wonderfully wild ways we are WEIRD! They'll tell you five great reasons to enjoy all of your weirdness (spoiler: it just might change the wo...Show More

Game of Thrones: Big Feelings

59:08 | Jul 11th, 2017

In this brand new Extra Awesome episode, Megan and Laura take a break from Sorta Awesome's summer break to discuss allllll of their big feelings about HBO's Game of Thrones! Just in time for the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere, you can tune in to h...Show More

Ep. 106 Questions only your sister would ask

58:23 | Jun 23rd, 2017

What's it like to get naked at a spa? What's the worst thing about middle school kids? And DO YOU HAVE ANY LIFE REGRETS?! These are all questions that only a sister could get away with asking, and this week, Megan welcomes her sister Emily back to So...Show More

Ep. 105 Hot summer trends for 2017

49:11 | Jun 16th, 2017

If you're feeling busy and out of the loop of what's new and interesting in culture right now, this week's episode is just for you! Megan and Laura celebrate Megan's 40th birthday by indulging in one of her favorite subjects - all that's good to know...Show More

Ep. 104 Game-changing discoveries we can't live without!

55:52 | Jun 9th, 2017

Sometimes the smallest change can change everything. Today, Megan and Rebekah explore some game-changing discoveries that have genuinely changed their lives! From the kitchen to the bedroom, from grocery hacks to curly hair tips, they share the best ...Show More

Ep. 103 Pop-ups, sunnies, s'mores, and more!

54:16 | Jun 2nd, 2017

It's time for our favorite summer ritual - the awesome summer list episode! Megan is joined this week by fellow summer-lover Kelly, and they have put together a list of ten ideas to make this summer a little bit more amazing. From flip-flops that are...Show More

Extra Awesome: Book of the Month Club June preview

24:35 | Jun 1st, 2017

Megan and Laura preview the June 2017 Book of the Month Club selections, plus three bonus books. Not a member of Book of the Month, but you want to sign up? Head to for details!   You can find Megan on Facebook, Tw...Show More

Ep. 102 Awesome books can change the world with YA author Aisha Saeed

58:13 | May 26th, 2017

We hope you're ready to kick off the summer season in a VERY awesome way! With months of warm weather, road trips, and lazy afternoons ahead of us, we know many of you have summer books and reading on your mind. Today, Megan is joined by Young Adult ...Show More

Netflix's Anne with an E

30:25 | May 23rd, 2017

Anne with an E is a new adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables. In this episode in the Extra Awesome series, Megan is joined by author and speaker Sarah Bessey to discuss the merits and concerns in new adaptations of beloved boo...Show More

Ep. 101 The truth about anxiety, part 2

1:11:13 | May 19th, 2017

One of the most-discussed, most-downloaded episodes in Sorta Awesome history is Episode 26 in which Laura and Megan discuss the truth about anxiety. Today, they are sharing their long-anticipated follow-up discussion to that episode which includes sy...Show More

Ep. 100 Shark snuggles, white vans, and tweets uncensored

1:12:23 | May 12th, 2017

Gather 'round, Awesomes! Episode 100 is finally here, and we are celebrating with a group show! Join Megan, Rebekah, Laura, and Kelly as they honor this highly memorable moment in Sorta Awesome history by digging into their personal histories to shar...Show More

Ep. 99 Leaning into the squirm: how to talk to your kids about bodies, sex, and sexuality

1:13:12 | May 5th, 2017

Awesomes, have we got an INCREDIBLE show for you this week! One of the most important topics of our time is how to have healthy, dynamic, and informative conversations with kids about their bodies and sexuality. Join Megan and Kelly today as they dig...Show More

Extra Awesome: Book of the Month Club May preview

20:13 | May 1st, 2017

Calling all readers! Five hot new books will hit the shelves this May, and Book of the Month Club members get a chance to grab 'em up first. In this Extra Awesome, Megan and Laura give a preview of the five selections with some thoughts and commentar...Show More

Ep. 98 Lollipop debates, Starbucks half-truths, and other things that keep us up at night

1:01:04 | Apr 28th, 2017

Cue the confetti! The day Awesomes have been waiting months for is finally here - regular co-host Rebekah returns from her maternity leave! We know that you've missed hearing Rebekah's voice on Sorta Awesome, and in this episode, she and Megan do wha...Show More

Ep. 97 Spray tans, awkward conversations, and 80 year old turtles

1:05:26 | Apr 21st, 2017

Today, Megan is joined by Laura, and they take some time to solve some of life’s biggest mysteries, like how do you navigate awkward conversations with a nanny about how to wash the dishes? How do you keep yourselves from going cuckoo bananas in the ...Show More

Ep. 96 Spiritual crisis: the thing that rattled our faith

1:03:57 | Apr 14th, 2017

This week, Megan and Kelly take up the ancient practice of confession and get very honest about their personal lives and spiritual faiths. From the childhood experiences that formed the foundation of their belief systems to the moments in adulthood t...Show More

Ep. 95 Ten tips for travel bliss with Tsh Oxenreider

56:53 | Apr 7th, 2017

This week, Megan welcomes Tsh Oxenreider back to Sorta Awesome! Tsh and Megan have lots in common including discovering that they are Highly Sensitive People. That hasn't stopped Tsh from taking on world travel since she was a teenager, and today, sh...Show More

S-town by Serial: Thoughts and Theories

1:15:59 | Apr 4th, 2017

This special edition of the Extra Awesome series from Sorta Awesome is all about the smash hit podcast S-Town from Serial Productions! Join Megan and Laura as they dissect, discuss, and analyze this limited series podcast that invites listeners to un...Show More

Extra Awesome: Book of the Month Club April selections preview!

16:05 | Apr 1st, 2017

It is always EXTRA awesome to talk books, and in this mini-episode of Extra Awesome, Megan and Laura talk through the April selections for Book of the Month Club. You'll hear them talk through five soon-to-be-released books that will get lots of buz...Show More

Ep. 94 Real talk about adoption with Corey and Kelly Gordon

1:06:42 | Mar 31st, 2017

It's a historic day for Sorta Awesome! Today, Megan and Kelly are joined by Kelly's husband Corey which means that now all four of the Sorta Awesome husbands have volunteered for the hot seat.  This week, Corey shares his powerful, compelling story o...Show More

Ep. 93 Simply awesome spring cleaning with Becky Rapinchuk of Clean Mama

49:22 | Mar 24th, 2017

Open up the windows and be inspired by that springtime sunshine! This week, Megan chats with home care expert Becky Rapinchuk whom you may know as Clean Mama! There is a LOT of personality talk in this episode as these two ENFPs dig into Becky's stor...Show More

Ep. 92 10 documentaries that are too awesome to miss!

1:12:35 | Mar 17th, 2017

Fire up Netflix, login to Amazon, or start searching YouTube! This week, Megan and Laura are running down a list of ten excellent documentaries you'll want to watch right now! Whether you are a devoted fan of documentary film or you haven't watched o...Show More

Ep. 91 8 Habits for a #happyawesome life

1:02:11 | Mar 10th, 2017

Sorta Awesome is back! This week, Megan and Kelly explore the question, "what did SHE do to get such a happy life?" The science shows that cultivating a happy life might be much more attainable than you might think! They'll walk you through 8 habits ...Show More

Ep. 90 Exploring hope and healing for postpartum depression

1:05:15 | Feb 24th, 2017

This week's guest co-host is way more than sorta awesome - she's an incredibly awesome woman, mom, and member of our Awesome community! Katie Pace joins Megan this week, and together they discuss their experiences with postpartum depression. Megan br...Show More

Ep. 89 Making time to be true to you with Lora Lynn Fanning

43:56 | Feb 17th, 2017

All of us are given twenty-four hours each day, and somehow in the midst of all of our responsibilities, we're supposed to follow our dreams? How exactly does that work? Few people can better answer that question than Lora Lynn Fanning - writer, teac...Show More

Ep. 88 We tried it, and we liked it!

57:35 | Feb 10th, 2017

Stuck in a rut? When was the last time you tried something new? Today, Laura and Megan run down a list of (new to them) things they've tried lately and have surprised themselves by really liking! You'll hear make-up recommendations, book talk, breakf...Show More

Ep. 87 Real talk about refugees

1:17:16 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Pull up a chair, and we'll pour you some tea. A recent Executive Order from President Trump has the world talking about the United States and refugees. This week, Megan asked Kelly to help her sit down and sort through the news, identifying facts, ga...Show More

Ep. 86 How to dress a man with Kyle Tietz

57:52 | Jan 27th, 2017

Megan is joined this week by a VERY special guest co-host who also happens to be the guy who has been at her side for the past two decades - her husband Kyle. Together, they break down everything you need to know about helping the men in your life kn...Show More

Ep. 85 Awesomely, unapologetically organized with Meredith Schwartz of Penelope Loves Lists

43:25 | Jan 20th, 2017

Are you a Penelope? Today, Meredith Schwartz joins Megan to answer that question! Chances are if it brings you happiness to bring order to your home and workspace (or if you just aspire to be that way!), you're going to want to hear Meredith's perspe...Show More

Ep. 84 Our favorite follows!

1:12:15 | Jan 15th, 2017

Today we're celebrating the people who make our social media feeds so much more awesome! Join Megan and Laura as they tell who makes them think, who helps them learn, and who gives them the giggles on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! All of that plu...Show More

Ep. 83 Is tech taking over your life?

1:05:44 | Jan 6th, 2017

Here we are at the top of 2017! Sorta Awesome kicks off the new year today with Megan and Kelly exploring the question of what the generation of Befores can teach the Afters when it comes to how much tech we have in our lives. They also introduce the...Show More

Ep. 82 So much awesome! ALL of our favorites from 2016!

1:12:43 | Dec 30th, 2016

There are only a few hours left in 2016, but there's still plenty of time to look back on everything we loved in the past year. In this episode, Megan brings in Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura, and together they all reflect back on how they've grown and ch...Show More

The best in books & reading for 2016 with Jessica Turner and Laura Tremaine

1:05:48 | Dec 16th, 2016

'Tis the season for year-end lists of favorites! We've invited blogger and author Jessica Turner back to Sorta Awesome to join Laura in talking all things book and reading for 2016. They dish on buzzed books that fell flat for them, what books they a...Show More

Ep. 80 Offering gentle comfort in times of grief (during the holidays and beyond)

1:06:16 | Dec 9th, 2016

Everything around us is merry and bright in the midst of December holidays, but on this week's episode, Megan and Rebekah push pause on the jolliness of the season to talk about the not-so-awesome experience of grief. The timing is personal for one o...Show More

Ep 79 The awesome freedom of the DON'T do list

1:02:58 | Dec 2nd, 2016

If you've ever felt the pressure to do ALL the things and do them ALL with awesomeness, you'll love what Megan and Kelly have to say this week about how important it is to have a DON'T do list. They share all the things they don't do in order to be a...Show More

Ep 78 One thing that has changed our 2016

55:52 | Nov 18th, 2016

Sometimes the things that change our lives are unexpected. This week, Megan and Laura spill it all about the practices they have taken up in the past year that are changing them - mind, body, and spirit. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week! Use cod...Show More

Ep. 77 18 ways to celebrate surviving

55:07 | Nov 11th, 2016

When you've made it through something challenging (whether it's a personal struggle or the presidential election), we think you should celebrate! Megan and Rebekah share 18 things you could do this weekend (or anytime!) to commemorate the end of a ha...Show More

Ep. 76 Distract me! (Please?)

58:29 | Nov 4th, 2016

Stress from Election 2016 got you down? Or rather, has all of 2016 gotten you down? We don't have all the answers to ease your mind, but what we do have are tons of (healthy!) (fun!) ways to distract yourself in the midst of these tension-filled days...Show More

Ep. 75 Social media tips, tricks, advice, and more

1:01:23 | Oct 28th, 2016

Just because social media is more ... intense ... than ever doesn't mean it's not awesome. This week, Megan and Laura share the ups and downs and pitfalls and happiness-hacks to make social media a little bit more awesome. They talk about each of the...Show More

Ep. 74 Ten things to look forward to for fall & holiday 2016!

53:46 | Oct 21st, 2016

In the midst of the tensions of the world around us, it's sometimes easy to forget the things that make life awesome. Rarely is there a time of year when there is so much awesome to be found than the fall and holiday season! In this episode, Megan an...Show More

A Refuge for Refugees, Part Three: This is the Response

33:04 | Oct 14th, 2016

In September 2016, Megan traveled with World Vision USA to Lebanon to see the work being done to provide aid to Syrian refugees there. This is final episode in the three-part series telling the stories of what she learned there. CLICK HERE to give a ...Show More

A Refuge for Refugees, Part Two: These are the Syrians

28:01 | Oct 10th, 2016

In September 2016, Megan traveled with World Vision USA to Lebanon to see the work being done to provide aid to Syrian refugees there. This is part two of a three-part series telling the stories of her time there.   Further reading: Grapes of Wrath: ...Show More

A Refuge for Refugees, Part One: This Is Lebanon

33:21 | Oct 7th, 2016

In September 2016, Megan traveled with World Vision USA to Lebanon to see the work being done to provide aid to Syrian refugees there. This is part one of a three-part series telling the stories from her time there.

Ep. 73 Lebanon Q&A

1:02:14 | Sep 30th, 2016

Been wondering about the nitty-gritty of Megan's trip to Lebanon? Today, Kelly sits Megan down in the (not-so)-hot seat to talk all about her first trip overseas. From navigating airports to solving mysteries of the bathroom abroad, she tells all abo...Show More

Ep. 72 A little risk goes a long way

58:14 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Megan is home from her trip to Lebanon with World Vision USA, and you'll get to hear all about what she learned there very soon. BUT, before she left, she and Laura invited the Awesome community to talk about a time they took a risk on themselves per...Show More

Ep. 71 Finding our rhythms with the awesome of routines

1:04:10 | Sep 9th, 2016

Though the calendar says we technically still have a few days of summer left, everyone knows that now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's time to get back in the saddle of regular routines. This week, Kelly and Megan do a deep dive into routines -...Show More

Ep. 70 Kinda crunchy or sorta soggy? All about natural living!

56:39 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Whether you consider yourself as crunchy as a box of granola or soggy as this morning's oatmeal, you don't want to miss Megan and Rebekah's talk on all things natural living. They retrace their own steps on the pathway to natural living, and then tel...Show More

Ep. 69 A bunch of books to keep your brain busy!

1:02:19 | Aug 26th, 2016

What did we read on summer vacation? Megan invited regular co-host Laura and returning guest Amy Allen Clark of to come talk all things books and reading to get your brain geared up for fall. They give their honest thoughts on some of t...Show More

Ep. 68 Awesomes of our lives!

1:01:28 | Aug 19th, 2016

You already know that YOU are one of our favorites, right? We hope you do know that! In this week's episode, Megan and Kelly run through a list of other favorites of theirs - a collection of the awesomes of their lives. Megan makes a big announcement...Show More

Ep. 67 Sweet little bundles of joy (and awesome!)

1:02:11 | Aug 12th, 2016

This week is all things pregnancy and new baby, and with good reason. The stork will soon be visiting the Sorta Awesome team! Tune in to find out who is expecting as well as hear some classic pregnancy confessions, thoughts on what to find out and wh...Show More

Ep. 66 Soundtrack of our lives (a group show!)

1:09:12 | Aug 5th, 2016

Hail, hail! The Sorta Awesome gang is all here, and our month-long summer break is over! Are you ready for a new group show? Rebekah, Kelly, and Laura join Megan this week as they break down the power of music in moments big and small. You'll hear th...Show More

Ep. 65 Sisters, singles, and tingles with Emily Harris

57:16 | Jun 24th, 2016

Megan is joined this week by someone who has known her nearly since birth. Her younger sister Emily Harris is the very special guest co-host for this week's episode! They dish about sister dynamics, INFJ + ENFP, what the dating scene is like for a si...Show More

Extra Awesome: Tsh Oxenreider on Hamilton

58:40 | Jun 21st, 2016

This is an EXTRA Extra Awesome episode featuring blogger, author, and podcaster Tsh Oxenreider who joins Megan to talk all about the musical Hamilton! Neither of them can contain their enthusiasm for this smash Broadway musical - the creator, the cas...Show More

Ep. 64 Love, marriage, and natural disasters

1:03:47 | Jun 17th, 2016

Summer love is in full effect for Sorta Awesome, and Megan and Laura are celebrating this week by sharing their love stories, from their very first loves to how they met their husbands. Later in the show, they dish on some of the biggest surprises ma...Show More

Ep. 63 What we know now that we're here

1:05:38 | Jun 10th, 2016

Kelly joins Megan this week to indulge her in her birthday-inspired moment of deep reflection about life and learning and what wisdom they've gained along the way. They talk about how they've grown intellectually, what they are learning about their b...Show More

Extra Awesome: Jerusalem Greer on making summer awesome as a working mom

21:46 | Jun 8th, 2016

Our latest Extra Awesome is an excellent follow-up to Sorta Awesome Episode 60: All the awesome for summer 2016. Jerusalem Greer joins us today to inspire all of our working moms to make a plan to make this summer great! She also shares some great ti...Show More

Ep. 62 The good, bad, and (rarely) ugly of blogging

58:05 | Jun 3rd, 2016

*** You can take our brand new listener survey by clicking here. It will only take a few minutes of your time and will help us SO MUCH! Thank you! *** Rebekah is here this week to team up with Megan to answer a listener question about their blogging ...Show More

Ep. 61 The best books to read right now!

53:22 | May 27th, 2016

Track down your library cards, charge up the Kindles, and find a bag big enough to haul all of your books to the pool this summer! This week, Megan welcomes regular co-host Laura Tremaine and returning guest Cara Pence to Sorta Awesome to spill on th...Show More

Ep. 60 All the awesome for Summer 2016!

57:33 | May 20th, 2016

Summer is just weeks away, and Megan and Kelly are both so giddy about it! This episode has ten awesome recommendations and top picks to make your summer better than ever. Everything from summer desserts and drinks to kissable lipstick and sweat-free...Show More

Ep. 59 Nate Hoffer crushing misconceptions about homelessness

50:36 | May 13th, 2016

You've been asking to hear from more of the Sorta Awesome husbands, and this week, we are thrilled to welcome co-host Rebekah's husband Nate to the show! Nate is the executive director of a homeless shelter, and in this week's episode, he challenges ...Show More

Extra Awesome: Leigh Kramer answers your Enneagram questions

26:08 | May 10th, 2016

This week, Leigh Kramer returns to the show to continue our Enneagram conversation! Leigh gave us an incredible introduction to the Enneagram system of understanding personalities back in episode 12 of Sorta Awesome. Today, she returns to answer you...Show More

Grill it, girls!

45:57 | May 6th, 2016

Who run the grill? Girls! Yes, even you you, girl ... after you hear this episode! Hollywood Housewife Laura joins Megan this week to tell you everything you need to know about getting set up to grill this summer. Whether you're a nervous newbie like...Show More

Ep. 57 Pursuing passion and getting real with Crystal Paine (Money Saving Mom)

54:08 | Apr 29th, 2016

What a joy to welcome special guest co-host Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom to Sorta Awesome! She and Megan talk about projects that have taken Crystal around the world, as well as how Periscope has transformed her relationship with her readers. Pl...Show More

Ep. 56 Unpopular opinions ahead! (a group show!)

56:21 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Will you still love us tomorrow? MAYBE NOT after you hear us let loose with our most unpopular opinions! To celebrate the show's one year birthday, we decided to create a group show for you all, and in it, we let loose with our Dark Side. Find out wh...Show More

Extra Awesome: Laura Vanderkam on making mornings awesome

20:31 | Apr 19th, 2016

Laura Vanderkam knows the secrets behind what successful people do before breakfast, and today she is sharing some of those insights in ways that are practical for all ages and stages of a woman's life! Tune into this bonus episode to find out more a...Show More

Ep. 55 Stand in the place where you are

58:53 | Apr 15th, 2016

How do the places we live on this earth shape the people we become? That's the question Megan and Kelly take on this week, exploring what is accurate and what is not about their home states as well as how the climate, culture, and characteristics of ...Show More

Ep. 54 Ten friends every woman needs

55:29 | Apr 8th, 2016

Does your circle of friends include a Yes Man? Or someone who knows what is in your freezer? Or someone who knows all of your passwords? This week, Megan and Laura return to the topic of friendship to run down a list of ten friends every woman needs ...Show More

Extra Awesome: Jamie Golden on perfect playlists and the awesome of music

30:43 | Apr 5th, 2016

What are the ingredients to a perfect playlist? The Popcast's Jamie Golden joins Megan on this episode of Extra Awesome to spill the secrets to crafting a great playlist. They also talk about their history with music, the music styles they love and h...Show More

Ep. 53 Fooling around in our free time

53:14 | Apr 1st, 2016

It's April Fool's Day, but since neither Megan nor Rebekah are much into pranks, they decided to observe this silliest of holidays by exploring all the awesome ways there are to fool around in what precious little free time they have. Be prepared for...Show More

Ep. 52 An ode to excessive honesty with Dana White (A Slob Comes Clean)

51:40 | Mar 25th, 2016

Dana White is a hero to her adoring fans, and many of you Awesomes have been asking to hear more from her. We are so excited to welcome her as this month's guest co-host! In today's episode, Megan and Dana discuss the secretive start to Dana's blog A...Show More

Ep. 51 Magic for your ears: podcasts and podcasting

58:41 | Mar 18th, 2016

Megan wanted to do a deep dive into podcasting, and who better to join her than enthusiast of all things media Kelly? Together they explore the development of this medium along with their own personal histories and first favorite shows. They weigh in...Show More

Extra Awesome: Melissa Toler on making friends with your Inner Mean Girl

18:00 | Mar 15th, 2016

If you've ever done battle with your inner critic, you know that cycle of self-criticism and self-hatred is very not awesome. On today's episode of Extra Awesome, wellness and body image coach Melissa Toler explains why the secret to breaking this cy...Show More

Ep. 50 Q&A on family, thirties, and paparazzi

54:53 | Mar 11th, 2016

Ever wondered about the etiquette of encountering a celebrity, or if LA is crawling with paparazzi? How about what's so special about life in your 30s? Or what is the worst part about living far away from family? Laura joins Megan this week to answer...Show More

Ep. 49 It's raining awesome!

45:37 | Mar 4th, 2016

Spring is on its way, and before it fills the sky with rain clouds and the streets with puddles, Megan and Rebekah are here to bring you awesome things for your spring! This list includes everything from Easter egg pink nail polish to ideas for filli...Show More

Extra Awesome: Ditching the day job to follow your passion with Nick Clark

20:11 | Mar 1st, 2016

Today we are releasing the first episode of the Extra Awesome bonus episode series! Megan asked musician Nick Clark of the band Progger to join us on the show to talk about how he went from being a semiconductor engineer to a full-time musician in Au...Show More

Ep. 48 An amazing (and ancient!) approach to whole-hearted living with Osheta Moore

54:32 | Feb 26th, 2016

Megan welcomes guest co-host Osheta Moore of Shalom in the City to the show this week! Together, they explore the concept of shalom and how its essential meaning of wholeness has the power to change the world in big and small ways. All of that plus A...Show More

Introducing Extra Awesome!

01:56 | Feb 24th, 2016

Can we interest you in a little more awesome in your life? Beginning March 1st, we're bringing you exactly that - some Extra Awesome to inspire you to find even more amazingness in the every day. Tune in to find out more!

Ep. 47 Behind the scenes of the entertainment industry with Laura & Jeff Tremaine

58:30 | Feb 19th, 2016

We are right in the thick of the entertainment awards season, and Megan and Laura thought it would be fun to dish up the inside scoop on what really goes on behind the scenes of the entertainment industry. Laura tackles some listener questions on how...Show More

Ep. 46 Chemistry, attraction, and connection

58:19 | Feb 12th, 2016

Kelly joins Megan this week, and they take on a fascinating question about what to do when sparks unexpectedly fly between people. Chemistry, attraction, and connection between friends, family, and even strangers gives them a lot to talk about in thi...Show More

Ep. 45 The awesome (and the awkward!) of technology and relationships

59:36 | Feb 5th, 2016

Megan and Rebekah dive into the fascinating ways that technology creates, influences, and enhances our relationships. Inspired by a listener question, they dig deep to share their love for Voxer, then they discuss everything from manners in the digit...Show More

Ep. 44 3 change-your-life perspectives from Amy Allen Clark of

55:14 | Jan 29th, 2016

Ready to beat those winter blues? We have such a fun show full of so much awesome for you this week! Amy Allen Clark of joins Megan as guest co-host, and Amy has brought with her some perspectives on fashion, reading, and technology tha...Show More

Ep. 43 Why we can't get enough of Myers Briggs

54:55 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Kelly joins Megan this week to talk about one topic they can never get enough of - the Myers Briggs personality system! Some of you have sent in questions on Myers Briggs, and they are more than happy to share their thoughts on what resources are bes...Show More

Ep. 42 Talking all about true crime

55:44 | Jan 15th, 2016

Laura joins Megan this week to talk about one of the hottest topics in culture right now: true crime. Long-time true crime fan Laura has lots of opinions on what makes for great true crime (and why some of the most talked-about true crime features ar...Show More

Ep. 41 Inspiration for awesome new year!

1:05:16 | Jan 8th, 2016

Sorta Awesome is back! Rebekah joins Megan for this first show of the brand new year, and they are going to get you inspired for 2016 with insane goals, powerful words, and meaningful mantras. They've invited other Awesomes to share their hopes and p...Show More

Ep. 40 All the awesome from 2015!

1:08:54 | Dec 28th, 2015

Here we are at the end of 2015, and to celebrate, Megan asked all three co-hosts to join her for another group show! Kelly, Rebekah, Laura, and Megan open up with thoughtful reflections on what they've learned and how they've grown in the past year. ...Show More

Ep. 39 Seeking rest, finding delight

1:05:55 | Dec 18th, 2015

It's the end of the year, and we're feeling reflective. Megan and Kelly explore the spiritual practice of Sabbath and you might be surprised by what they discover. Plus lots of information about the show at the top of the episode - make sure you tune...Show More

Ep. 38 The best of books in 2015 with Modern Mrs. Darcy & Hollywood Housewife

1:01:49 | Dec 11th, 2015

Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Anne Bogel joins Megan and Laura to dish on the best in books for 2015. From their favorite authors and most-beloved reads to the books that surprised and disappointed them, you’ll hear all their big feelings about the best reads ...Show More

Ep. 37 Helpful PSAs and a collection of confessions

1:00:47 | Dec 10th, 2015

This week, Rebekah of joins Megan to bring you some interesting info you’ve probably never heard! First, they share some public service announcements about topics close to their hearts. Later in the show, they each reveal a collecti...Show More

Ep. 36 A sweet slice of life, farming, and Advent with Jerusalem Greer

50:55 | Nov 19th, 2015

What a delight to have author and speaker Jerusalem Greer join Sorta Awesome as a guest co-host! Jerusalem’s book A Homemade Year is one of Megan’s very favorites, and in this episode, they dig into childhood memories, explore what a rebuilding year ...Show More

Ep. 35 Make your days merry, bright, and awesome!

1:07:56 | Nov 12th, 2015

Your holiday survival guide is here! In this episode, Megan and Kelly team up to tackle your questions about making the most of the holiday season. How do you un-stick yourself from sticky conversations around the dinner table? How do you know who to...Show More

Ep. 34 Ruthless prioritizing and other matters of adulting

55:34 | Nov 5th, 2015

It’s been too long since we dug into the listener question bag and tossed around our best answers. Hollywood Housewife Laura joins Megan to talk about marking milestones as a young adult, getting cutthroat with the life priority list, Biore strips an...Show More

Ep. 33 Ten ways to make autumn awesome

1:04:18 | Oct 29th, 2015

There is so much more to autumn than pumpkin spice and raking leaves! Megan and Rebekah have gathered a harvest of awesome to share with you this week including recipes, projects, and the secret to keeping cold weather germs away. Tune in for their t...Show More

Ep. 32 Sarah Bessey on the awesomeness of solitude, surprises, and Sonic

1:07:49 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Author and speaker Sarah Bessey joins Megan as guest co-host this week, and the two of them get to giggling over everything from jars of Noxema to the irresistible appeal of chick lit. This conversation spans the silly to the serious as they discuss ...Show More

Ep. 31 Birthday parties: less stress, more awesome!

58:05 | Oct 15th, 2015

Birthday parties are a pretty solid fact of life. They can be magical or a major pain depending on the party-thrower! Kelly of joins Megan to talk birthday party philosophy while sharing practical tips to inspire your next soiree. Qu...Show More

Ep. 30 Our best beauty tips & all-time hits

1:05:08 | Oct 8th, 2015

Wanna peek inside our make-up bags? Ever wondered what our beauty routines might be? You are in luck because it’s beauty week at Sorta Awesome! Hollywood Housewife Laura joins Megan in discussing favorite brands and products, dishing beauty confessio...Show More

Ep. 29 Who watches this stuff? Clearly, we do.

1:02:30 | Oct 1st, 2015

Rebekah of joins Megan this week to talk all things REALITY TV! From the original cast of The Real World to the most recent season of Big Brother and every crazy concept in between, this week’s show is dedicated to all things (sorta...Show More

Ep. 28 A peek behind-the-scenes of Sorta Awesome (a group show!)

1:06:30 | Sep 24th, 2015

Hail, hail! The gang is all here! We’re celebrating six months of Sorta Awesome with our first ever group show! Kelly, Laura, and Rebekah all join Megan this week and they take you behind-the-scenes of the show they love creating for you each week. W...Show More

Ep. 27 Here, taste this!

1:05:44 | Sep 17th, 2015

Crisp cool weather is on its way to our part of the world, and you know what that means? Time to get serious. Serious about FOOD. This week, Megan and Kelly talk it up about all things eating. Which one grew up on from-scratch for every meal and whic...Show More

Ep. 26 The truth about anxiety

1:19:43 | Sep 10th, 2015

Wait! Before you decide that listening to an entire episode about anxiety will be very un-awesome, we ask that you go ahead and hit Play. Laura and Megan both feel so passionately about honest, compassionate, and helpful conversations about daily anx...Show More

Ep. 25 Grab-bag: t-shirts, talkers, and tossing out nicknames

58:25 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Megan and Rebekah rifle through the listener question bag and offer their answers on some pressing questions. Does a perfect t-shirt exist, and if so, where do you find it? Does your Myers Briggs type determine how talkative you are (or are not)? And...Show More

Ep. 24 Asking hard questions and answering your calling with guest co-host Dr. Cara Pence

59:17 | Aug 27th, 2015

Dr. Cara Pence is a wife, mom, and active member of her church and community, and she is also a practicing general surgeon. This week, she joins us on Sorta Awesome to speak about the way her choices in life have defied the expected gender roles in b...Show More

Ep. 23 Ten awesome tricks and helpful hints

1:04:57 | Aug 20th, 2015

Megan and Kelly are all about letting you in on some helpful tips and tricks that are sure to bring some sparkly awesome to your life. This week, we share ten little life hacks on topics ranging from laundry stains (we know! but really!) to pie crust...Show More

Ep. 22 Break-ups, favorites, and other confessions

1:05:49 | Aug 13th, 2015

This week, Laura joins Megan on the show, and they take some follow-up questions from listeners. What do you do when a friendship comes to an end? How can you work on a friendship the same way you would work on a marriage? Then the topic turns to boo...Show More

Ep. 21 Uncovering the awesome of YouTube

1:09:01 | Aug 6th, 2015

In Episode 21, a listener question about kids and YouTube safety inspired Megan and Rebekah to leave no stone unturned in exploring just what it is that makes YouTube so awesome. The history of YouTube, why millions of people are subscribing to chann...Show More

Ep. 20 How to fit the fun into busy lives with Jessica Turner

52:00 | Jul 30th, 2015

Jessica Turner is the blogger behind and is the author of The Fringe Hours. Today, she joins the show as guest co-host! As a working mom of three children, she knows the importance of creating efficient systems so you can free up t...Show More

Ep. 19 Asked and answered: Megan in the hot seat!

1:02:55 | Jul 23rd, 2015

Our incredibly awesome listeners have submitted some questions just for Megan, so Kelly returns to her journalist roots to pin her down for some answers. Topics include God and Myers Briggs, approaches to family planning, public school parenting joys...Show More

Ep. 18 Host an awesome party - Hollywood Housewife tells you how!

1:00:10 | Jul 16th, 2015

Laura brings her A-game this week to answer a listener question on how to actually enjoy hostessing without running around crazy in the kitchen. She’s been practicing the art of hospitality since long before she became the Hollywood Housewife, and he...Show More

Ep. 17 How to build a love-filled home

1:04:48 | Jul 9th, 2015

This week, Megan and Rebekah talk about building a loving home. Whether you are single or married, a parent or not, tune and hear us discuss how to learn to speak a new love language, what to do when you are NOT feeling the love for those around you,...Show More

Ep. 16 Wisdom, grace, and a donkey with author Rachel Anne Ridge

52:14 | Jul 2nd, 2015

What a delight to welcome my long-time blogging friend and acclaimed author Rachel Anne Ridge to Sorta Awesome! Publisher’s Weekly listed her book Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances one of their Best Summer...Show More

Ep. 15 Sixteen shades of awesome: all about Myers Briggs

1:07:05 | Jun 25th, 2015

This week, Kelly is my co-host and we are giddily geeking out about all things Myers Briggs. After we share our Awesomes of the Week (red lipstick! great movies!), we dig into some fantastic listener questions about the Myers Briggs personality typin...Show More

Ep. 14 All about friendship

1:20:29 | Jun 18th, 2015

Episode 14 brings our Hollywood Housewife Laura back to the show and we have a deluxe edition of Sorta Awesome for you this week! We are talking all about friendship: the good, the bad, and the Facebook. Laura shares the two ways she was able to over...Show More

Ep. 13 Just a few helpful how-tos

57:28 | Jun 11th, 2015

Rebekah is here for Episode Lucky Number 13! Today, we are all about telling you HOW-TO on a fantastic array of topics. Listen in to hear us tell:1) How-to get your summer sizzling with a beloved series premiere 2) How-to make a super frugal backyard...Show More

Ep 12 Oh, the Enneagram? It’s Awesome!

58:50 | Jun 4th, 2015

My friend and Enneagram coach Leigh Kramer visits Sorta Awesome today as guest co-host. Most of you know me as a big Myers-Briggs geek, but what you may not know is that I TOTALLY dig the Enneagram system, too! Before we get into personalty types, we...Show More

Ep. 11 Ready, set, summer!

1:01:35 | May 28th, 2015

Kelly is here for Episode 11, and we are talking all about summer! In this episode, we start as always with Awesome of the Week. Then, we each share our top summer finds - recipes, activities, treats, and more! Later in the show, I beg advice from he...Show More

Ep. 10 Being An Adult in LA: film school, self-care, and fans who want to be friends

1:05:18 | May 21st, 2015

Episode 10 is all about our Hollywood Housewife, Laura. After we share our Awesome of the Week, we dig into some listener questions that are just for her. She gives us the scoop on getting started in the film industry, shares her thoughts on the line...Show More

Ep. 09 Voxer & Viral Videos & Oh So Much More

57:50 | May 14th, 2015

Episode 9 is a Rebekah show! Rebekah from - our pop culture guru - joins us today as co-host. We cover so much ground in this episode! Everything from pregnancy announcements (the lame to the extraordinary) to the app that changed ...Show More

A mantra for moms

10:35 | May 7th, 2015

Episode 08 is different! And I feel nervous! This episode is me flying solo. I had something on my heart that I wanted to share with you, and Mother’s Day weekend seemed like the perfect time to offer this little gift to you. And since I know many p...Show More

Ep. 07 Baby-Making & Art-Promoting :: Sorta Awesome Podcast

53:14 | Apr 30th, 2015

Episode 7 is a Kelly show! Yes, my lovely friend Kelly Gordon of is back in the co-host seat. In non-recorded-non-podcast conversations with Kelly, we spend a lot of time giggling and a not small amount of time being serious. That’s...Show More

Ep. 06 TriBeCa & OKC & Hollywood Kids

47:42 | Apr 23rd, 2015

Our Hollywood Housewife is in New York City this week, so while she’s there, we talk about the TriBeCa film festival, the Oklahoma City bombing and memorial, and what it’s like to choose a school in Los Angeles. Plus, a few ideas on what to do with a...Show More

Ep. 05 Erin Odom & Secrets to Sanity at Home

55:39 | Apr 20th, 2015

Today is a special edition of Sorta Awesome! If you are reading the show’s description on iTunes or in an app, you’ll want to click on over to to access all the links. Many of you may know that the Ultimate Homem...Show More

Ep. 04 Awesome Podcasts & Books for Babes

51:47 | Apr 16th, 2015

Episode 4 is a Rebekah show! In this episode, we chase a bunny far down a trail talking all about our favorite podcasts. Then, when a listener asks a question about best books for toddlers, Rebekah brings us some actual expert advice. Click here to...Show More

Ep. 03 Meet Kelly!

56:23 | Apr 12th, 2015

You’ll be happy to know this is the first episode in which I get to prove I really am only sorta awesome - not fully awesome. In the opening minute of the show, I mistakenly refer to this as episode two of the show, even though it is, in reality, epi...Show More

Ep. 02 Meet Laura!

46:26 | Apr 10th, 2015

I am SO STOKED for this episode of Sorta Awesome! In it, I get to introduce you to one of my closest friends and most favorite people on the planet - Laura Tremaine of Hollywood Housewife. She’s walked red carpets home and abroad, traveled with human...Show More

Ep. 00 Introducing Sorta Awesome!

23:16 | Apr 7th, 2015

Hooray!!! Finally. FINALLY! After many delays and a learning curve much steeper than I anticipated, I am so thrilled to tell you that the podcast is up and running and ready to go! Ep. 00 is an introduction to the podcast where you’ll hear my hope...Show More

Ep. 01 Meet Rebekah!

36:22 | Apr 7th, 2015

Hey all! In this episode of Sorta Awesome, I’m introducing you to my dear friend and show co-host Rebekah Hoffer of Simply Rebekah. We had such a great time recording this episode! In it, you’ll get an overview of Rebekah’s life story (including the ...Show More