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The Best Advice Show
The Best Advice Show
Zak Rosen

The Best Advice Show is your reminder that there are weird, delightful and effective ways to make life slightly and sometimes profoundly... more

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Episodes

A Death Bed Letter To Yourself with Olivia Shiller

How to practice empathy for yourself, retrospectively.

16 May 2024 · 3 minutes
Introducing the Jordan Harbinger Show

Do check it out!

16 May 2024 · 2 minutes
If You Think You're In a Cult, You Probably Are with Elijah Silver

I promise you that doing work on yourself...is gonna be a lot less painful and a lot less damaging than... more

14 May 2024 · 10 minutes
Introducing...Should I Quit?

When is it time to quit something, and when should you stick with it?

09 May 2024 · 25 minutes
When Should You Quit? with Vanessa Zoltan

If one of the reasons you're not quitting something is because you don't want to be a quitter, that's not... more

07 May 2024 · 7 minutes
A Meaningful Interaction with Strangers with Joe Keohane and Raven

Also, I had a friend date with my Lyft driver.

02 May 2024 · 7 minutes
You Can't Make Anyone Love You and Some More Partial Truths with Jan Worth-Nelson and Ted Nelson (and Sheldon Kopp)

A Partial Register of the 927 (or was in 928?) Eternal Truths.

30 Apr 2024 · 6 minutes
Stop Stressing Out About Tomorrow By Doing This Today with Timm Chiusano

It's called Snack Hour. Here's how it works.

25 Apr 2024 · 8 minutes
Act Like You Don't Know What's Going On with Amiel Handelsman

All of use are committed to having trusting relationships. Here's what gets in the way of that.

23 Apr 2024 · 8 minutes
Facing the Truth Leads You Somewhere with Tamara Lindeman from The Weather Station

What's the difference between facing the truth and telling the truth?

18 Apr 2024 · 9 minutes
Everyone Needs to Cry with Courtney Daniels

On how to process emotional pain.

16 Apr 2024 · 4 minutes
Share a Deep, Dark Secret with adrienne maree brown

On how to exorcise the icky

11 Apr 2024 · 5 minutes
Find a Constellation in your Backyard with Amanda LeClaire

Do look up!

09 Apr 2024 · 3 minutes
How To Build Speed Bumps Into Your Day with Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

On injecting generative friction into our lives.

04 Apr 2024 · 4 minutes
What Would You Do If You Were 10 Times Bolder? with Bobby Dorigo Jones

A question to push yourself beyond what you thought you could be.

02 Apr 2024 · 3 minutes
Stop Bringing Your Phone To the Bathroom with Zoë Komarin

It's time. You know it. I know it. The universe knows it.

28 Mar 2024 · 8 minutes
Add These Two Mystery Foods To Your Next Meal

Heidi and Chiaro called the advice show hotline @ 844-935-BEST. You should call too!

26 Mar 2024 · 3 minutes
Here's How To Access Your Deepest Creative Desire with Liza Bielby

You should make a list of all of the things you've always wanted to include...

21 Mar 2024 · 3 minutes
You and the Bugs and the Birds are All Equal Parts of This Constellation of Life on Earth with Sam Green

"I think of sound as being an energy channel from one phenomenon to another, a sensory channel of connection that’s... more

19 Mar 2024 · 9 minutes
How Katie Crutchfield from Waxahatchee Learned to Slow Down

"The more I slow down, the more I tend to make something that I think is of a higher quality..."

14 Mar 2024 · 7 minutes
You Will Sleep Better Tonight After Hearing This Advice with Lois Langberg

DON'T LOOK UP (at the clock).

12 Mar 2024 · 2 minutes
The Great Myth Between Libido and Desire with Rory Uphold

"If we're creating this daisy chain of hurt people, it's eventually gonna come back to us."

07 Mar 2024 · 6 minutes
When You're Feeling Stressed with Natalie

3 reasons why picking up garbage will make you feel better.

05 Mar 2024 · 3 minutes
How To Reconnect To Your Partner with Sex and Intimacy Coach Leah Carey

You're so much better off doing a whole bunch of really little things instead of a grand gesture.

29 Feb 2024 · 7 minutes
Slow Down and Look Closely with Claire Bown

Here's how you can start looking at art, or anything, for longer.

27 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
How To Take Psychedelics Safely and Profoundly with Paul F. Austin

How to surrender to whatever wants to come though.

22 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
When You Have Everything, There's No Way To Make Interesting Decisions with Tamar Adler

Allow yourself to do something with the burnt rice and other tips on working with what you've got in the... more

20 Feb 2024 · 8 minutes
Floating Down the Career River with Bridget Thoreson

"What if, instead of viewing our professional lives as a race to the top, we viewed them as an essential... more

15 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
Double-Down on Your Relationship with Jaye Johnson & Joe Richman

Open the closet door of your relationship. It doesn't take much.

13 Feb 2024 · 8 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Eef Barzelay: Did You Know These Were Roger Ebert's Dying Words?

On the healing revelations of Roger Ebert's dying words.

08 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Brenda Strausz: We Are All Meant To Shine

"Our deepest fear is not that we're inadequate, it's that we are powerful beyond measure."

06 Feb 2024 · 4 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Caveh Zahedi: Conversations I Want To Have Before We Both Die

On learning to express the highs and lows.

01 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Shira Heisler: Say What You Want To Say Before It's Too Late

On the logistical and philosophical dimensions of planning a living funeral.

30 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
LET'S GO LIONS! & The Devotional Pride of John Aslanian

The story of a devotional Detroit Lions fan and his 28 year streak.

26 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Resham Mantri: The Art of Endings

What does it mean to still endeavor to find joy despite our grief?

25 Jan 2024 · 5 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Nikki Boyer: A Date with Death

"Dad is buried. What do you want me to do with you?"

23 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Cyndie Spiegal: Something To Remember Them By

On creating a legacy of food, love and tradition.

18 Jan 2024 · 7 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Zak Rosen: How To Say Goodbye To Your Pet

How to say goodbye to your pet.

16 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Kathy Benjamin: Planning Your Funeral

Plan your funeral before it's too late.

11 Jan 2024 · 9 minutes
The Mortal Mingle with Melanie Davenport: A Place For Our Grief

On finding a place for our grief once the fog lifts.

09 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Where We've Been and Where We're Going

Zak's end of year/beginning of the new year special featuring a gaggle of wise voices on where we've been and... more

26 Dec 2023 · 31 minutes
This Advice from an 8th Grader is LITTY

YOU might be The Rizzler

21 Dec 2023 · 6 minutes
Offer Cozy Vibes with Katie Triest

Have guest slippers and sweatpants ready.

19 Dec 2023 · 5 minutes
You Are Powerless with Natalie Ruskin

List all the things you can't control.

14 Dec 2023 · 7 minutes
On Learning to Let Go with Shelby Jouppi

Here's how to physicalize the very abstract notion of letting go.

12 Dec 2023 · 7 minutes
Give Money to Strangers with Gregg LeFevre

Carry singles in your wallet.

07 Dec 2023 · 3 minutes
Guilt-Free Gift Giving and Receiving with Erin Bicknese

"If you don't want it, go ahead and pass it along."

05 Dec 2023 · 3 minutes
Don't Go to the Grocery Store! with Abra Berens

Chef and author, Abra Berens says food waste is a sin. Here's how to avoid it.

30 Nov 2023 · 3 minutes
Harmonize Something Difficult with Meklit Hadero

"Music is there for us to harmonize our histories...We can use music to talk about things that are hard to... more

28 Nov 2023 · 10 minutes
Become Your Own Plumber with Brenden Murphy

How to avoid overflowing your toilet in 4 easy steps.

23 Nov 2023 · 6 minutes
What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking with Emily Sotelo Matlack

You have to tell your partner what you need. Here's how to actually do that.

21 Nov 2023 · 4 minutes
Your Version of the Truth with Jase Lindgren

You CAN handle the truth(s)!!!!!!!!

16 Nov 2023 · 4 minutes
Accept Their Bid with Dedeker Winston

"Those tiny interactions open up so many opportunities for intimacy."

14 Nov 2023 · 7 minutes
Find Your Third Place with Kira

Go where everybody knows your name.

09 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Rainn Wilson and The Mash-Up Americans

Introducing The Mash-Up Americans. We are all on a spiritual path, according to Rainn Wilson — and he’s not talking... more

07 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
Poop with your Pals with Jeremy Enns

Remember doing this in middle school? You're not too old to do it now!

02 Nov 2023 · 4 minutes
A Very Happy Halloween with Jen Rusciano

Here's a way to improve the night of a down and out trick or treater.

31 Oct 2023 · 3 minutes
Here's One Way To Hold Your Heart with Kiana Love

Both a practice and a metaphor.

26 Oct 2023 · 8 minutes
You Don't Have to Be on Social Media If You Don't Want to Be with Amelia Hruby

A 5-step process to get off social media.

24 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
This is How to Make a Friend with Elizabeth Newcamp

This is how you find a friend.

19 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Just Say 'You're Welcome' with Daniel Estrin

Just say you're welcome.

17 Oct 2023 · 7 minutes
Rhythmic Renewal with Suneel Gupta

"The more we can share the fact that we're not grinding it out every minute of the day, the more... more

12 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
Shift the Spotlight with Suneel Gupta

"It's not about me at that point in time."

10 Oct 2023 · 7 minutes
Introducing: Tiny Huge Decisions

This is a story about two people – best friends Mohsin and Dalia. And one potentially life-changing decision: will she... more

03 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
Practice Slow Style with Zandra Zuraw

It's about being open to serendipity and taking your time.

28 Sep 2023 · 5 minutes
Be a Person with People with Emily Naylor

"Ultimately, your job as a human being is to socialize with other human beings."

26 Sep 2023 · 4 minutes
The Self-Squeegee with Nina Jackson

Squeegee yourself before getting out of the shower.

21 Sep 2023 · 4 minutes
A Goat, a Chicken and a Cow Walk Into Your House with Stephanie Butnick

This old Jewish folktale will shift your perspective next time you feel overwhelmed.

19 Sep 2023 · 7 minutes
Brilliance is Everywhere with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

On how unconventional expertise leads to new paradigms.

14 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
Never Use This Expression with Richard Strausz

A subtle and profound lesson from a master math teacher.

12 Sep 2023 · 3 minutes
What We Talk About When We Talk About Running One Mile

Zak hasn't ran a mile since he was forced to in elementary school. He's finally ready to try again.

07 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
Find Your Heartfelt, Go-To Phrase with Kyle Norris

Tough stuff happens all the time. Be prepared with a few, empathetic catch phrases.

05 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
Soulful Self-Promotion with Devin Andrade

Learn how to promote your own work and and still feel good on the other side of it!

31 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
Marie Kondo your Condiments with Zoë Komarin

How to make your fridge look and feel so much better, plus bonus advice from Zak.

29 Aug 2023 · 5 minutes
An Effective Way to Network with Eliana Goldstein

Relationship building is gonna help the most.

24 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
Learn to Trust Your Taste with Micah Frank

How to find the confidence to trust your taste and help creators realize their vision and stay true to the... more

22 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
Don't Let the Weather Stop You with Dave Leins

Weather the weather!

17 Aug 2023 · 2 minutes
Adopt a Bubbe with Rabbi Alana Alpert

Find someone who is a fierce lover...just really wants to feed you and tell you how great you are and... more

15 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
Music for Beginners pt. 4 with Briana Lyn

Before you start singing, try these relaxing, helpful vocal warm-ups!

10 Aug 2023 · 7 minutes
Music for Beginners pt. 3 with Abigail Bengson

How letting your voice break can get you free.

08 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
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Zak hasn't ran a mile since he was forced to in elementary school. He's finally ready to try again.