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The Real Question
The Real Question
Not Sorry

In this intimate podcast we explore how attention can be a tool for living a more intentional life. This season, Atheist chaplain... more

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Episodes

The Best Advice Show: Deciding with Nell Wulfhart

Instead of a regular episode this week, we're sharing an episode of one of our favorite podcasts, The Best Advice... more

13 May 2024 · 7 minutes
Should I Quit: Being a Therapist?

Kelsie doesn’t always feel good about the work they're doing at their non-profit therapy job – and what’s more, they’re burning... more

29 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
When to Quit Thinking About a Problem (with Mauricio Bruce)

Mauricio Bruce is a transpersonal therapist, chaplain, and the co-leader of our What Matters program. This week he joins Vanessa... more

15 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Should I Quit: Being a Stay-at-Home Parent?

Sophie decided to take some time off work when she had her second child, but she always thought she would... more

01 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Should I Quit: Making Political Donations? (with Beth Silvers)

A few weeks ago we had on Sarah Stewart Holland of Pantsuit Politics and today we're joined by her brilliant... more

18 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Bonus Conversation: How We Misunderstand Homelessness with Charyti Reiter

For our annual fundraiser at Not Sorry, we are again supporting the wonderful organization On The Rise. On The Rise’s... more

14 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Should I Quit: Halifax?

Kaitlyn and her partner moved from Winnipeg to Halifax three years, excited to start a new life in a beautiful... more

04 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Should I Quit: My Personal Bank Account?

When Anisa and her husband got married, they mostly merged their finances – all except one little bank account that... more

19 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
When to Quit Trying to Get Published (with Mackenzi Lee)

Mackenzi Lee is a New York Times bestselling author and the teacher of our upcoming Publishing Crash Course. This week... more

05 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Should I Quit: Cussing? (with Sarah Stewart Holland)

We're thrilled today to be joined by Sarah Stewart Holland, co-host of Pantsuit Politics. Sarah was raised in a no-cussing... more

22 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Should I Quit: The Idea of Having Kids?

When Lizzy was younger she always wanted kids. Over time, however, as the realities of life have crept in, she... more

08 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
Should I Quit: End of Year Reflection

Vanessa is joined by our Should I Quit? producer, Ariana, in our final episode of 2023. Together they look back... more

29 Dec 2023 · 31 minutes
Did They Quit: Their Relationship?

In our final guest conversation of the season, we check back in with Emily from Should I Quit: My Relationship?... more

28 Dec 2023 · 7 minutes
Did They Quit: Trying to Get Better?

We're back with another Should I Quit follow-up! Today we're chatting with Fran, who was the guest on one of... more

27 Dec 2023 · 7 minutes
Did They Quit: Nicotine?

The next person we're checking in with this week is Ely Kreimendahl – host of one of our favorite podcasts,... more

26 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Did They Quit: Being a Teacher?

Across this holiday week, we're checking back in with some past guests. How did things turn out for them? Did... more

25 Dec 2023 · 8 minutes
Should I Quit: My Grudge?

Jacki has had a grudge against her cousin for the past three years. Jacki turned to her cousin during a... more

11 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Should I Quit: My Dream of Being a Rockstar?

Five years ago, Penni Jo made a late-in-life decision to pursue a career as a songwriter. Now, with a few... more

27 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
When to Quit Your Job (with Anne Helen Petersen)

Anne Helen Petersen is the voice behind the popular newsletter, Culture Study, and the podcast, Work Appropriate. This week she... more

13 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Should I Quit: My Comfortable Relationship?

Over the last year, Miranda has taken some steps back from her relationship. They used to live together and now... more

30 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Should I Quit: Drinking? (with Marcelle Kosman)

We're thrilled today to be joined by Marcelle Kosman, co-host of one of our favorite podcasts – Material Girls. Marcelle... more

16 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Should I Quit: Mom Instagram?

Rebecca just had her second child and is spending a lot of time, focus, and energy on being a mom.... more

02 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Should We Quit? | An Announcement

Producer Ariana drops into the podcast to discuss an upcoming change with Should I Quit? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy... more

25 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
(How) Should I Quit: My 40s?

Kathy is turning 49 this year and she wants to be planning for the decade ahead! Should she continue on... more

18 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Should I Quit: Harry Potter?

G has always loved Harry Potter – so much so that in 2019 they joined their local Harry Potter and the... more

11 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Should I Quit: Trying to Get My Driver’s License?

Shira has been trying to learn how to drive for the past two years. She failed her first driving test... more

04 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Should I Quit: My Best Friends?

Paige has had the same best friends for twenty years but lately they've been really letting her down. She doesn't... more

31 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Should I Quit: My Career?

Sarah owns a ballet studio in a small town. She loves dance and she loves teaching, but running her own... more

24 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Should I Quit: My Crush?

Jocelin has a crush on their friend Paul. Ever since they met, there's been an intense instant connection – they... more

17 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Should I Quit: The United States?

Prerna has lived in The United States for over ten years but it will probably take her another thirty years... more

10 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Should I Quit: Listening to Podcasts about Addiction?

For the past fifteen years, Rob has been concerned about his relationship to opiates. One of the ways he has... more

03 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Should I Quit: My Fitness Watch?

Allie started running casually in college and has gotten more and more into it over the years. She joined a... more

26 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Should I Quit: My Uterus?

Every time Mars has a period they think about getting their uterus taken out. They hate having this dumb organ... more

19 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Should Vanessa Quit: Trying to Be Clean?

We're taking one more week off of regular programming, but we'll be back next week on June 19th.In the meantime,... more

12 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Pop Culture Prescription: When You Have Some Extra Time to Yourself

As we prepare for our Not Sorry C.A.M.P. this week, we're taking a break from the show. We'll be back... more

05 Jun 2023 · 9 minutes
Should I Quit: Nicotine?

Ely knows that vaping is bad for her, but she can't seem to find the motivation to stop. Is it... more

29 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Should I Quit: Making New Friends?

Margaret is a very sociable person – everywhere she goes, she finds new people to be friends with. But with that... more

22 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Should I Quit: Giving Advice? (asking Heather Havrilesky)

Heather Havrilesky is the voice behind the popular existential advice column, Ask Polly. This week she joins Vanessa to talk... more

15 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Should I Quit: Posting Photos of my Kids on Instagram?

Courtney loves posting photos of her kids on instagram – she loves scrolling back and seeing all the small moments... more

08 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Should I Quit: Social Media Before Bed?

Chris Stedman gets stuck scrolling Twitter at night. He knows why he does it – it makes him feel in... more

01 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Should I Quit: Going on Zillow?

Taylor gets sucked into looking at houses on Zillow. It's addictive! Comparing prices, imagining her life in different places... But... more

24 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Special Edition: Reality Television and ‘The One’ (with Julia Argy)

Julia Argy, our incredible pilgrimage director has her first book out today! It's called The One, and it's about a... more

18 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Should I Quit: Telling White Lies?

Brigid has gotten into the habit of telling white lies. It's a defense mechanism to feel in control of what... more

17 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Should I Quit: My Yoga Subscription?

During the pandemic, Brooke signed up for an online yoga subscription. Does she ever use it? No. Can she get... more

10 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Should I Quit: Chicago?

Hannah has lived in Chicago for the past seven years. She never really wanted to live there long-term, but now... more

03 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Should I Quit: Trying to Get My Book Published?

Katie has written a novel. She worked hard on it and she thinks it's good, but the process of trying... more

20 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Should I Quit: My Choir?

Lisa has been a choir nerd for basically her whole life. But recently, with two young kids, she can barely... more

13 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Should I Quit: My Relationship?

Emily loves her boyfriend. There’s not enough good things to say about him: He’s kind and attentive and easy to... more

06 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Should I Quit: My College Club?

When Cameron joined the disability advocacy club during his first year of college, it became a huge part of his... more

27 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Should I Quit: Karate?

Sami has been practicing the same style of Karate for 20 years; it’s a huge part of her identity. But... more

20 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Should I Quit: Dating?

Rin wants a life partner, but they’ve never felt romantically attracted to someone before. Should they keep dating, hoping that... more

13 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Should I Quit: Being a Teacher?

Lacy has been a teacher for fifteen year, and like many teacher’s right now, she’s feeling overwhelmed. School doesn’t feel... more

06 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Should I Quit: Trying to Get Better?

About a year and a half ago, Fran got sick. Since then, she’s been focused on getting a diagnosis and... more

30 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
Should I Quit: My Rule Against Long Distance Relationships?

When Cheyanne was twenty-three years old she made a rule: no long distance relationships. They just set you up for... more

23 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Should I Quit: My Dream Job?

Jaime loves birds. Since they were eight years old they’ve wanted a career in bird science, and so far they’ve... more

16 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
Should I Quit: My Church?

Cari has been dreading going to church. In theory, she likes so much about the community. But lately, she’s been... more

09 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Special Sneak Peek! (Forgiveness: An Alternative Account)

Beloved co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Matt Potts, released his book Forgiveness: An Alternative Account a few... more

02 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
Should I Quit: Quitting?

Vanessa and Ariana reflect on how the show's going and whether Vanessa's thoughts about quitting have changed since starting the... more

19 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Should I Quit: Interior Design?

Emily has always been passionate about decorating her home. It’s a big creative outlet for her! But the online culture... more

12 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Should I Quit: Calling My Parents?

Hannah calls her parents…a lot. Like four times a day. She loves talking to them, but all her friends think... more

05 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Should I Quit: My Small Business?

Since the start of the pandemic, Shannon’s confectionary business has really been struggling. Now she’s getting kicked out of her... more

28 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
Should I Quit: Watching Youtube?

Casper spends a lot of time scrolling through YouTube videos. He feels like he should have a better evening routine,... more

21 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Should I Quit: My Dad?

Our guest this week has a hard relationship with her dad. After years of hoping it would get better, she’s... more

14 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Should I Quit: Texas?

Mae lives in Texas. She grew up there, her whole family is there, there are a lot of things she... more

07 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Should I Quit: My Name?

When Eleanor got married, she took her husband’s last name. Now, nineteen years and three kids later, she’s working on... more

31 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
Quitting: A Thesis

Is there something in your life that's making you miserable, but you feel like you need to just put your... more

25 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Should I Quit: Trailer

Our first episode of Should I Quit is coming October 24th! If you'd like to be on the show, you... more

04 Oct 2022 · 2 minutes
Endings

With help from Gilmore Girls and the song Closing Time from Semisonic, Vanessa and Casper explore the grief of endings... more

19 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
From The Happiness Lab: Making Friends as an Adult featuring Casper

Casper recently joined The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos for a special episode on overcoming loneliness–a feeling many of... more

12 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
Humility

Casper grew up with a lot of confidence. And as he’s gotten older, that confidence has only been encouraged and... more

05 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
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Casper spends a lot of time scrolling through YouTube videos. He feels like he should have a better evening routine, but the... more