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Does Fast Food do more for us than our government?
A hungry consumer, free market and clown walk into a bar. Find out what happens next in the second part of our fast food Big Talk where we get to the heart of why fast food just might be an unsung American hero.
Is Fast Food Actually Good for Us?
Fast food gets a bum rap. In the first of this two-part Big Talk, Rachel and Laura cover what about fast food keeps us coming back for more, as well as the role it's played in building, employing and feeding our great nation.
Are we getting more lonely?
Our need to belong is almost as strong as our physical needs. In our most tangent-y episode yet, we discuss what causes loneliness, why we're more lonely than ever and how we can combat it.
How did '90s pop culture shape us and why?
Break out your overalls and crimpers because we're talking '90s. We share our favorite movies, TV shows and characters from the '90s and discuss why stories are so powerful.
Do you need children to feel fufilled?
Are kids a vital part of the happiness equation? We explore this question, including why we're having less kids, our experiences with family planning and what research says about procreating and happiness. As well as Rachel's How-To list for being a happy parent.
Why do we enjoy True Crime so much?
What do we owe the victims of the true crime stories we consume? Sure, we've binged the series, studied the cases and even put killers on trading cards. But where does our obsession with true crime come from and what does it say about us. Find out in this weeks's episode.
Why do our Cringy Moments Haunt Us?
Do you do "the cringe" when you think back on embarrassing things you've said or done? We all have awkward moments, but what makes them so cringy, why do they haunt us and what can you do to stop these social missteps from leaving lasting damage? We tackle all this in today's episode.
Do you have a healthy relationship with alcohol?
Why are humans so obsessed with alcohol? We discuss what makes drinking so enjoyable, how it affects our brains and share some good, old-fashion drinking stories.
Has a friend ever dumped you?
Female friendships can be just as intense as romantic relationships, and when they end, they can be even more traumatic. This week we talk about our friendship breakups and unpack why they are just so painful.
Do Quarter-Life Crisis Exist?
Join us as we explore the transitional time that is this decade of life, including coming face-to-face with our life choices and discovering that a quarter-life crisis is not only common, but predictable.
Why are we attracted to sad boys?
If you’re drawn to these melancholy men, you’re not alone. Sad boys—as we call them—are at the center of our conversation today. Listen in to hear our top 5 sad boys in media, why we’re crazy about them and if that love translates into real life.
Is love enough to make a marriage work?
What makes marriage so darn hard and rewarding? Your host share stories of their own marriage—including exerts from Rachel’s personal journal—as they try to get to bottom of the question: is love ever enough?
Does our ancestry matter?
Take a deep dive into why we're so fascinated with our family history. In this episode, we explore how DNA profiles, cultural heritage, family folklore and binders of census records help us find our place in the world.
Are you good with death?
Are you good with death? Laura and Rachel tackle this question in Big Talk's debut episode. Listen in for stories of coming-of-age pet deaths, tales from the morgue and how we deal with life's great inevitability.
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