“Happy face? Are you doing a happy face?”

It’s a lightning-round Misfit Stars podcast episode! But we manage to tackle a shocking number of topics – including a listener question from Amanda M. on how we maintain healthy space in our relationship.

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“We’re on the precipice. Do you feel it?”

The 2020101 Project has begun! Song 1 is out in the world. It’s called Precipice. It’s about coming to grips with what the idea of “normal” meant in 2020. We hope you love it.

If you have a story to share about how your normal was disrupted over this last year, please email it to Shannon at skc@shannoncurtis.net; we are continuing to collect and share people’s stories of 2020 throughout this project.

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“We’re moving house!”

Eep! We have big changes in store for our Misfit Stars community. Don’t worry, though, it’s nothing too scary. In fact, it’s going to be amazing. Come have a listen and we’ll tell you all about it.

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“You can’t do a mohawk with curly hair.”

Misfit Star Scott S. recently posed us a fascinating Listener Question: What labels have we worn in the past, and why did we wear them? And what did they mean to us at the time? 

We spend this episode talking about the specific labels each of us has worn at various points in our lives, and also about the more abstract role of labels as totems – given, learned, earned, and aspirational – and how they define our sense and understanding of what it means to be a human, inhabiting this strange world we share with other humans, all searching for community, meaning, and fulfillment.

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“Fire up that good-news machine.”

Like you, we’re still decompressing from the last four years. And, perhaps also like you, we’re realizing that it’s going to be a process! We use this episode to continue talking through our experience as we transition from what was to what’s next.

Also: join us this Saturday, January 30th, for a live acoustic concert, simulcast on YouTube and Facebook! Details in the Misfit Stars private group and at shannoncurtis.net.

“Let us never speak of this again.”

Wow, four years. For something that feels like it took a decade off our lives, it went by in a flash! We don’t want to dwell, and we’re so excited for what comes next. But, also, we understand the value in approaching transitions intentionally. So we thought we’d spend this episode remembering exactly how bad it was, celebrating the good that sprang from it, and putting good thoughts into the air for the future. Please share your own reflections and hopes in the private group!

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“The pyramid of sedition.”

So, ah, there was a coup attempt last week? And what else could we talk about, really. We’re appalled. How appalled? Shannon says the F word 😮

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“I write songs so I don’t … KILL.”

It’s part two of our “how we do what we do” miniseries! If you missed the first part, rewind one week. And if you need more to listen to than that, keep rewinding, because the Misfit Stars Podcast is going on winter break. We’ll be back January 13. Make good choices. ❤️

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“You’re like cool hippies!”

It’s the first part of a two-episode mini-series about our creative process! Our Stars had questions about how we do what we do … we are here to answer them. And also to make a serious digression regarding the role of gender in our society. It’s important.

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“Just point fingers and yell. It works!”

We’re doing his-n-hers topics on the Misfit Stars Podcast today! Each of us just had some stuff on our minds. For Jamie it’s accountability; for Shannon it’s the history of democracy and the role of the individual. Spoiler alert: there’s overlap.

Misfit Stars is a listener-supported podcast. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, into which you can invite yourself! Visit misfitstars.com/join to help support the work that we do in an ongoing way – and we’ll send you an invitation to The Misfit Stars Social Network, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. If you want to get to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you.

Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️