Drawn to Women (pod-19)

In this podcast episode, my wife and I analyze why we both typically prefer to talk with women more than men. This isn’t an across the board thing though – we both have close male friends – and so we try to untangle why it’s that way. Hopefully no genders were harmed in the making of this podcast. (Also, I apologize for the ridiculous GarageBand loopy thing at the end.)

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Sex and Marriage (pod-18)

In this podcast episode, we actually try to talk about our sex life – or at least our struggle with getting sex into our busy lives. WARNING: This discussion is not so sexy.

By the way, I reference my awkward TIME-BASED SEX video in this discussion, in case you want to check that out first.

OK. Now I’m blushing.


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Resentment and You (pod-17)

In this podcast episode, we talk about resentment. Or at least we try to talk about resentment — a little bit of my resentment and a little bit of my wife’s resentment. We bicker about our messy home. You’ll also learn a brilliant (or horrifying) technique for saving time when folding (or not folding) your laundry.


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New Frontiers of Vulnerability (pod-16)

In this podcast episode, we discuss vulnerability, shame, and my own craziness. We talk about Brené Brown’s research and we talk about the essay I recently published. Join us for this delightfully vulnerable romp.


Things we discuss this episode:

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Neurotic Tour of the Vagina Tour
(pod-15)

In this podcast episode… yeah, you’re just going to have to listen to this one to make sense of it. Sorry.


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Creative Sprints (failvid-17)

In this Failed Writer video, I talk about how I chip away at my creative projects. I’m definitely no model for success — every week I consider dumping my novel — but I still manage to keep doing creative projects every week. So here is my tactic, sort of.

By the way, I’m use the Clear app for my creative list making. Check it out.

Want to see all my Failed Writer videos? Check them out here.

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Money Trouble (pod-14)

In this podcast episode, we talk about money. Or more specifically, we talk about our money problems. Or more specifically, we talk about our relationship problems that relate to our money problems.

Here is a link to the application we reference during the podcast: You Need A Budget (with $6 discount they just sent me, works on Mac & Windows, and there is an accompanying mobile app for iPhone & Android).


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Repair Attempts (pod-13)

In this podcast episode, we discuss something known as a repair attempt. It’s a term coined by John Gottman. He is a psychologist who has done 40 years of research on relationships and marital stability and divorce prediction. This repair attempt thing relates to the way a couple tries to reconnect after a fight. If you want to get the most out of this episode, here is one way you can do it:

  1. Get in a good fight with your partner.
  2. Listen to this Neurotic Tornado repair attempt episode.
  3. Watch the Gottman video I reference in the podcast. Read up a little bit more on repair attempts.
  4. Try to make a repair attempt with your partner.
  5. When the repair attempt fails, just watch some sketch comedy as my wife and I did after our fight: Mr. Show; Key & Peele.
  6. Tell someone something cool you learned today.


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Marrying an Insecure Angsty Depressive (pod-12)

In this podcast episode, I talk to my wife about what it is like to be married to an insecure, angst-ridden, depressed person. Is it as sexy as it sounds? I was particularly insecure and full of anxiety in the first few years of our relationship and we talk about how that impacted our relationship. Join us for this delightful romp!

By the way, my podcast name has changed to Neurotic Tornado. Sorry. Again. I just think this name more appropriately fits the content these days. You don’t have to do anything differently for this change to take effect (i.e. same feed), but just know that when you tell your depressed, angsty, insecure friends about this show, you should tell them to search for “Neurotic Tornado” in their podcast app instead of my previous failed podcast names.


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