“The easy thing would be not to talk about the cops.”

Honestly. The last thing we’re interested in doing on our podcast is talking about the damn cops. But they keep killing people. So we have to keep talking about them. Hopefully one day this will change.

Misfit Stars is, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

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“People always fall in love in apocalypse movies.”

We have YET ANOTHER new song for you! It’s called Breaking Ground, and it’s about falling in love, getting married, and having babies in a pandemic. How audacious and hopeful.

Misfit Stars is, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

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“The downside: trapped inside with your kids. The upside: trapped inside with your kids!”

Wow, can you believe we’re already FIVE songs into 2020101? The newest song is called “These Four Walls,” and it’s about parenting in a pandemic. A deep topic for sure. 

If you have a story about what parenting has been like for you over this last year — the good as well as the difficult — please email it to us at jamie@misfitstars.com! We want your voice to be included in our project.

Misfit Stars is, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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. ❤️

“All bullshit, no flowers.”

Today we’re talking about song 4 from 2020101: “Digging That Hole.” It’s about a situation that all too many of us have had to deal with over the last year: someone in your life getting sucked in by propaganda or conspiracy theories. It’s tough stuff. We’ll listen to the song and talk it through!

If you have a story to share with us about how someone in your life has fallen under the sway of propaganda or conspiracy theories, please consider writing it up and emailing it to us at jamie@misfitstars.com for inclusion in our 2020101 story archive. We can publish it anonymously if that would feel more comfortable.

Misfit Stars is, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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 majesty of the kazoo.”

Apropos of a Listener Question from Scott S., we spend some time in this episode talking about risk/reward, codependency, and listening to the little voice inside you. Plus digressions on vaccinations and the historical role of the Department of the Interior. Also, there’s kazoo.

Misfit Stars is, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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. ❤️

“Little acts of sustainability.”

The songs from 2020101 are coming fast and furious! The latest is called “Extraordinary People,” and, despite being about 2020, it’s a celebration – of the ways in which we’ve showed up for each other and ourselves in this time of crisis.

The other fantastic thing that’s happened this week is that the Senate has passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. There is so much legitimately great stuff in this bill, that will unequivocally help millions and millions of people who need it. We’re nerds … so we spend some talking through our excitement about this.

If you have a story to share about someone showing up for you or your community in an extraordinary way over this last year – or about you showing up for yourself – please send it to us! You can send it to Jamie, at jamie@misfitstars.com.

Misfit Stars is, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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. ❤️

“May their memories be blessings.”

Our rituals around death, loss, and grieving were turned on their end over this last year. Shannon talks about this in an intimate way in the second song from 2020101, “Through the Window” – and we talk through it at some greater length in this week’s episode.

If you have a story to share about your experience around death and grieving over this last year – or if you would like to share a remembrance, memorial, or eulogy for a departed loved one – please email it to Jamie at jamie@misfitstars.com. ❤️

Misfit Stars is, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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. ❤️

“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, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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, in large part, how we (Jamie Hill and Shannon Curtis) support ourselves. 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 meetups.

If you want 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. ❤️