“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!

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“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 😮

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“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. ❤️

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“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 isn’t just a podcast; it’s also a way for you to support the work that we do in the world. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, which you can invite yourself into! Visit misfitstars.com/join to become a small-dollar monthly supporter via our Misfit Stars patron community – and we’ll send you an invitation to our Misfit Stars private Facebook discussion group, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. It’s the best group of people on the internet, and a salve in these turbulent times.

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“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.

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“‘Creating my own bonus structure’ sounds so much better than ‘petty larceny.'”

It’s Season Three! Hard to believe we’ve been doing this podcast for TWO YEARS. To celebrate, we’re starting a new segment – Listener Questions – in which supporting members of the podcast can ask questions for us to answer on-air. 

To kick things off, we’re talking about previous jobs we’ve held – and, in Jamie’s case, the various reasons he was fired from them. Some people really are cut out for self-employment.

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“If this Thanksgiving isn’t different, you’re not doing things right.”

It’s Thanksgiving! And even though it’s a weird one this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t honor the season. So, in that spirit, we spend this episode sharing personal memories of Thanksgivings past, and talking about what we’re thankful for.

If you’re in the Misfit Stars Facebook group, we’re going to be starting a group thankfulness thread in there … please come participate!

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“‘Third-wave pandemic’ sounds like it should be a lot cooler than it is!”

We’re feeling some anxiety around this third wave of coronavirus! Days are getting colder and darker, everyone is out of patience, and the holidays are approaching. It’s a recipe for trouble. We talk through our feelings about it.

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“Make democracy worth saving.”

It’s all over but the shouting (and the gesture toward a halfhearted coup attempt. But you can tell their hearts aren’t in it, the poor dears). Which means that we’ve actually found ourselves starting to decompress from these last four years! It’s a strange feeling, and a lot to process. We spend this episode talking through it.

Misfit Stars isn’t just a podcast; it’s also a way for you to support the work that we do in the world. And, also, it’s a wonderful little community, which you can invite yourself into! Visit misfitstars.com/join to become a small-dollar monthly supporter via our Misfit Stars patron community – and we’ll send you an invitation to our Misfit Stars private Facebook discussion group, and also to our monthly Misfit Stars-only Zoom meet-ups. It’s the best group of people on the internet, and a salve in these turbulent times.

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“You sixty-five million *boneheads*!”

We spend an hour checking in on how we’re thinking and feeling at this stage of the election process. Also, Shannon does an impromptu a cappella rendition of the Silver Spoons theme. Epic.

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