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Betting the Farm

In this episode, Kris and Andy share original short stories….Kris talks about the Bears buying Arlington International Racetrack – a horse racing track that was in her hometown- and...

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Marriage and Murder Part 2

In this episode, we continue discussion about what binds a community together and the very precarious line to walk between maintaining privacy and building connection. Is Dan’s mom right?...

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Marriage and Murder

This episode has adult content beyond our normal swearing and things. We discuss horrific crimes so please keep little ears away. This episode includes a short written piece from...

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31. MILWAUKEE BUCKS WIN THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

In this episode, we discuss the 2021 NBA finals. Finals highlights, players’ strengths, and the glory of a superstar athlete who is a true good guy. Kris comes in...

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30. Finding the Flow at Work & Game Show Fun

In this episode, we talk about how pacing yourself at work is important no matter what line of work you’re in. Kris dives deep into her work as a...

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29. Is Money Ruining Sports? Plus, Green Day Rules and…. Circumcision

This episode has us breaking down why the very essence and purity of sports is being threatened by gambling, commercialism, and the cross-contamination of athletic competitions being sold as...

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28. Sports Talk with Dan and Andy

Post pandemic sports, NBA playoffs, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, and the latest trend to get the big guys to play bully ball. LeBron. Players getting Emmy awards for dramatic...

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MMA: Mixed Martial Arts

The MMA world and how money factors in. Why aren’t they getting paid bigger bucks for putting their lives on the line? Cain Valasquez, Brock Lesnar, Frankie Edgar. The...

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Happy Mother’s Day: Dedicated To the Mothers of High Energy Kids

This poem goes out to the parents of young kids and toddlers who have sensory processing disorders, big motors, high energy, and generally disrupt life as we know it...

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26. Pack Attack: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers

Aaron Rodgers hosts Jeopardy, Charles Woodson gives Kris his chair. Will Aaron Rodgers leave the Packers and if so, why? Also, Judge Parins, former president of the Packers and...

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Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, and the Healing Power of Playing Music. Kris shares her story.

In this episode, Kris gets interviewed about how she came through debilitating anxiety and panic disorder in her 20’s. The traumatic experience led her into songwriting, singing, and Reiki....

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25. BONUS: Solving Everything- After Dark. 2021 Resolutions.

As you likely know, we spend 4, often 5 hours with those record lights lit in one evening. There is frequently music, creative sparks, and shenanigans into the wee...

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24. Cancel Culture Part 2

South Park doesn’t apologize, Half Price Books rules, how do we hold artists accountable for their discrimination without canceling them all, Dr. Seuss is racist, and The Cat in...

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23. Cancel Culture

This one gets intense! Are we allowed to have unpopular opinions without getting canceled? Is it right to cancel people because they are tone deaf? Or liars? Or discriminatory?...

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22. Taking the Compliment, Going to School, Honoring thy Father

Kris’ song gets played on Lovett or Leave It and she tries to downplay it, then gets called out on not being able to take a compliment. Is not...

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21. Dan Survives a Shark Attack, Our Kids Survive Technology

Episode 21. We pick up where we left off in Episode 20. Video games: destroying society and ruining our kids’ brains? Or maybe just a normal part of growing...

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BONUS: Growing Beyond with Kris

This short episode aired on our sister podcast, Growing Beyond. Kris shares some solo thoughts about her work at hospice as a massage therapist. The tone is serious and...

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19. Appetite for Corruption

In this episode after a brief Higgs/Nath basketball chat, we stroll down memory lane, exploring self-created nicknames and Vegas, where Iowa boys aim and fail to get corrupted by...

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8. Easy Breath with Self-acceptance

This episode includes two simple breathing meditations, the second touching on accepting the impulse toward self-improvement and settling into self-acceptance. This episode also includes a new feature where I...

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Hospice, Death and What Matters at the End

Kris’ work as a massage therapist for hospice reveals insights into the nature of our collective value system. Denying access to the dying at a time when you can...

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Riley Huebsch: Birth and Postpartum Doula

Birth and postpartum doulas are essential! Riley talks about her role in working with families, how to be an advocate for birthing moms, and shares a birth story including...

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The Mini-Series for Kids Part 3 (final episode)

Braden interviews his brother, Wyatt, who talks about how he feels when stressed and the zones of regulation. Wyatt leads an “Om” meditation.

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18. Altered States: Solving the State of the Union

In this episode, we talk about mass media, the commercialization of things we love, trusting our leaders, how the 50 U.S. states are like unruly adult children at Thanksgiving,...

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Mini-Series for Kids Part 2

Part 2 of a 3 or 4 part series just for kids. In this episode we talk about: How you can tell when your stressed, music for stress-relief, and...

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17. Corn and Porn

We’re back from hiatus and have a lot to say. We briefly catch up on Covid-related life changes and Andy’s movie career, then dive into the question of “want...

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Mini-Series for Kids: Part 1

A 3 minute meditation for kids along with a brief chat with my 10 year old about relaxation strategies for kids, what to do when your Covid stress is...

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16. Instant Replay: Coach Stories, Small Moments

During our pod hiatus, we thought it’d be fun to send out some of our favorite moments. This one is from Episode 4: coach stories from our youth. “To...

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Rachel B.: Trauma, Yoga, Somatic Experiencing

Rachel and I nerd out on the path to healing trauma by way of the body. Somatic experiencing, intuitive yoga and movement, myofascial therapy, energy therapy, polyvagal theory and...

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Gabe: An 18 Year Old Shares his Thoughts on Corruption and Racial Equality

Today I sat down to talk with my amazing nephew, Gabe. He is graduating from high school this year and headed for college in the fall (virtual or otherwise.)...

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Discrimination in Schools

I recorded this episode before Covid, before global protests, before things changed in our lives and minds in such a big way. This episode raises some questions that are...

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Haumea: Yoga, Lactation Support, Community and more.

(Recorded pre-covid) Kick-ass prenatal yoga, childbirth education, lactation support, vinyasa classes, baby & mama yoga, and a place in the Madison area that offers community, connection, and a heart-centered...

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Girl Talk 2 with Kelly and Abbie

Get ready for Round 2 of Girl Talk with my BFF’s novelistKelly Harmsand photographer and homeschooler extraordinaireAbbie Chaffee. In this episode we talk about the amazing book,Fair Play, which...

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Ali Brooks: Medicine for the Heart

Ali Brooks does amazing work! She leads anempowerment groupfor girls withMaureen Cassidyright here in Madison. She is also an amazing artist and social worker who works with women who...

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Lori DuRussel, Armchair Experts on the Big Questions

My sister and I analyze the ins and outs of growing up Midwest “nice” with an emotionally challenged atheist Dad in a home where a lot of feelings got...

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3 Wise Women: Interview with Octogenarians

In this episode, you will hear the voices of women who have over 230 years between them. We talk about everything from growing up in a rigid Catholic household...

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Girl Talk with Abbie and Kelly

If you are missing your girlfriends or are looking for a little warm, ridiculous company, take a listen. Things covered: Kelly and Abbie don’t like long walks on the...

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