“A hand-drawn picture of a Trans Am and an eagle.”

You know how when you did a group project in 7th-grade English class, there were some people who shouldered all the weight, and there were some people who just coasted? Our country is experiencing the same precise dynamic with regard to our politics.

Thirteen days until the most consequential election of our lifetime. Are you doing as much swing-state volunteering as you would ideally be doing? Visit https://facebook.com/groups/letssavedemocracy and we’ll help you get started!

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“We have intrinsic value as humans.”

We swear this isn’t a political podcast.

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“If you like random stuff … this is for you!”

You know how sometimes there’s so much going on that it’s hard to focus? Well, welcome to our week. We don’t have a focal topic this week! We’re just processing. Come process with us. ❤️

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“Pretend you’re a firefighter, people … and it’s your house that’s on fire.”

We thought we’d wait to record this week’s podcast till we’d watched the first presidential debate. Which was kind of a good idea, only because talking about anything else on this particular Wednesday would have been irrelevant. But, holy cow – neither of us was prepared for what a viscerally traumatic experience it was! We talk about that – and nothing else – for this hour. We apologize in advance.

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“Lucy’s *gonna* pull the football away, Charlie Brown.”

When things get increasingly bad, repeatedly, over a long period of time, it’s tempting to get fatalistic. But we need to keep imagining a brighter future; it can be ours, if we don’t get discouraged and we keep putting in the work.

Also, Jamie actually remembered to put a link in the show notes for once! Here’s the link to Sunday’s acoustic Facebook Live concert. Grab some snacks and hang out with us for an hour and a half or so. ☺️

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“We’re experiencing a massive Little Old Lady shortage.”

We’re back! Staycation was … fine? It’s hard to relax during the apocalypse. We did our best. And now we want to talk with you about phone banking! No, seriously. It’s really great. We’ll tell you all about it. We have to save democracy, you know.

We (Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill) are supported in everything we do by a community of people who value it. If you’re able, please visit misfitstars.com/join to become a small-dollar monthly subscriber via our Misfit Stars patron community – and we’ll invite you to our Misfit Stars private Facebook discussion group, which is the best place on the internet. Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“No longer a monster under the bed.”

It’s our second Misfit Stars Staycation Activity podcast! This week we’ll walk you through how to take a personal inventory. It’s like a wellness check for your insides. Good stuff.

We (Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill) are supported in everything we do by a community of people who value it. If you’re able, please visit misfitstars.com/join to become a small-dollar monthly subscriber via our Misfit Stars patron community – and we’ll invite you to our Misfit Stars private Facebook discussion group, which is the best place on the internet. Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️

“Flashing incandescent lights. Like Vegas!”

It’s the first of two Misfit Stars Staycation Activity podcasts! This week, we’ll talk about how to make your very own gratitude list. It’s good for your soul.

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“My mind is pleasantly blank!”

It’s the final deep dive from And Her Whisper Becomes a Storm! Shannon, aka ‘Ms. Curtis,’ gets deep into the oh-so-science-y meaning behind “Petrichor.” Also, we explain how this album title isn’t a QAnon reference, for the love of god.

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“Come for the science! Stay for … more science!”

On the downside this week, [gestures wildly in every direction]. But on the upside … we have music. We’ll talk everything through, and also we’ll do a deep dive into “Clouds,” song 11 on AHWBAS. We’re happy you’re here.

We (Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill) are supported in everything we do by a community of people who value it. If you’re able, please visit misfitstars.com/join to become a small-dollar monthly subscriber via our Misfit Stars patron community – and we’ll invite you to our Misfit Stars private Facebook discussion group, which is the best place on the internet. Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️