“‘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.

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. ❤️

“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!

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. ❤️

“‘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.

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. ❤️

“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 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 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.

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 aiming for twelve inches beyond November third.”

This is now an election podcast. Honestly, what else are we going to talk about? Shannon has some ideas on how to steel ourselves for what’s coming. We’ll go deep.

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. ❤️

“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!

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 have intrinsic value as humans.”

We swear this isn’t a political podcast.

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. ❤️

“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. ❤️

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. ❤️

“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.

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. ❤️