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  • 1 hour 12 minutes
    177: Laura was pregnant with twins

    Our story today has to do with making decisions.

    As a child, most of the time, life is pretty easy because you don’t have to make any decisions. Everything in your life is decided for you – what clothes you wear each day, where you sleep, what you eat, everything.

    But as an adult, all of that changes. You take on responsibilities, and you have to make decisions. What to do for work, who you want to spend the rest of your life with (if anyone), which house to buy – it seems like we spend much of our life trying to make the right choices. And sometimes, that can be really difficult.

    My guest today is Laura. She and her husband, Dan, were parents to their little boy, Louie. Then, they found out they were pregnant again – this time, with twins.

    And Laura was soon faced with making a decision that she never would have imagined having to make.


    Content warning: this episode includes discussion of pregnancy and loss. Listener discretion is advised.


    Resources:

    Laura has a friend who creates the Good Grief Podcast – hosted by Kristen Carrier and Sarah Holveck

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-grief-podcast/id1707022810


    Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss Support Facebook group:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/427172118636668/


    Vanishing Twin Syndrome Facebook group:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1520655841487780/



    Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here:

    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/177


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    17 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 20 minutes 25 seconds
    TQ11: Have you ever been involved with foster care? What was that experience like?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.


    The question for this episode:

    Have you ever been involved with foster care? What was that experience like?


    Discussed in this episode:


    Walk A Mile In Their Shoes:

    https://WalkAMileMaine.org


    Fidget spinners:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidget_spinner


    WWTL episode 82 “Michael was abused with a sewing machine” –

    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/82


    Meredith’s podcast is Meredith For Real – the Curious Introvert:

    https://MeredithForReal.com


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    14 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 54 minutes 36 seconds
    176: Max partnered with Mark Cuban

    Not too long ago, I went on Hulu, and I found the TV show Shark Tank, and I went all the way back and watched every episode starting at Season 1.

    I’ve always had that entrepreneurial spirit, wanting to start businesses and make money by working for myself. And that’s what I’ve pretty much done – I’ve been self-employed for more than 20 years. And now, I’m self-employed as a podcaster.

    But one thing I’ve never done – I’ve never been on Shark Tank. But Max has – and he did it as a teenager.

    Max told me the whole story of the product he developed, and how he pitched it on TV and ended up getting a deal with Mark Cuban.

    This is a Flashback episode. Max originally told this story here on the podcast, back on episode 18. So after he tells about his adventures on Shark Tank, you’ll hear a new conversation I had with Max recently, about what he’s up to today. Surprise – he’s started a new company.


    To contact Max:

    Email: [email protected]

    Instagram: @maxbfeber

    LinkedIn: Max Feber


    Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here:

    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/176


    Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai.


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    10 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 27 minutes 19 seconds
    TQ10: What's something you wish you could forget?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.

     

    The question for this episode:

    What's something you wish you could forget?

     

    Links for this episode:

     

    The horn I have on my bike:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ACAMJC/

     

    The Charisma Quotient podcast with Kimmy Seltzer:

    https://www.kimmyseltzer.com/podcast/

     

    Meredith for Real episode 226 – From Trafficking Victim to Attorney:

    https://www.meredithforreal.com/podcast-episodes/episode/7e18899e/ep-226-or-from-trafficking-victim-to-attorney

     

    Trafficking support:

    https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign

     

    In the US, who is committing sexual assault on children? The data:

    https://www.whoismakingnews.com/#welcome

     

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    7 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 5 minutes 34 seconds
    Listen Now: Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy

    Nancy Brophy fills her novels with romantic betrayals and murder. It’s a far cry from her

    quiet life in the suburbs, where she and her chef husband, Dan, are living out their

    golden years. But when Dan is shot dead, Nancy finds herself at the center of a murder

    case that could be ripped from the pages of her novels.


    From Wondery, this is a story about what happens when the line blurs between fiction

    and reality.


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    6 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 11 minutes
    175: Mike wears an ostomy pouch

    How would you handle it if you ended up having a medical condition that suddenly made you different from everyone else, in the most embarrassing way possible?

    That’s what happened to Mike.

    Today you’ll hear about when Mike got the news from his doctor – sorry, you won’t be able to poop the normal way any more. From now on, for the rest of your life, you’ll use a bag, actually called a pouch, and you’re gonna poop directly from your stomach into that.

    And when Mike got that news, he was just a kid – not even a teenager yet.

    So today, Mike’s gonna tell us what that was like, and how he handled it, and what it’s like today, as an adult with an ostomy. I asked Mike all the questions that normally you’d never be comfortable asking someone in this situation.

    This conversation with Mike is so real. That’s what we do here – real life. You’ll hear it all, because Mike is open to talking about everything. And you know what else he is? He’s happy and he loves life. Because he wants people to know – if you get the diagnosis he got, it’s not the end of the world.


    If you’d like to contact Mike, his email is [email protected]


    Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here:

    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/175


    Resources:

    The r/ostomy subreddit – 8000 members - https://www.reddit.com/r/ostomy/


    Meet an OstoMate – large ostomy community - https://www.meetanostomate.org/


    Facebook groups:

    The Real Ostomy Support Group – 23k members - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1160120857334266


    Stoma and Ostomy Support Group – 14k members –

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1442544766001622


    Colostomy and Stoma Support Group – 13k members –

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/607387186088212


    Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai.


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    3 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 18 minutes 54 seconds
    TQ9: What’s something you LOVE, that everyone else hates?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.


    The question for this episode:

    What’s something you LOVE, that everyone else hates?


    Links for this episode:

    The smell of horse farts

    Awesome Facts about Bats

    Meredith For Real episode 143 - Why is cannibalism taboo? Placenta, Columbus & Communion

    Opossums

    The TV show Alone

    WWTL episode 75 – Woniya was alone in the Arctic


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    30 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 26 minutes 41 seconds
    TQ8: When you were a child, did you ever have a same-age friend die? How did you handle it?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.


    The question for this episode:

    When you were a child, did you ever have a same-age friend die? How did you handle it?


    Links for this episode:

     

    Meredith For Real ep 165 – Grieving during the holidays:

    https://www.meredithforreal.com/podcast-episodes/episode/7a37d91f/ep-165-or-grieving-during-the-holidays-sneaky-symptoms-and-finding-joy


    Death Cafes:

    https://DeathCafe.com


    WWTL ep 168 – Julie is a Hospice Nurse

    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/168


    Valerie’s House:

    https://valerieshouse.org/


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    23 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    174: Daniel biked across the US

    I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of human endurance. What are we actually capable of doing? It’s almost always a lot more than we think.


    At some point, I want to do a long distance bike ride. So far, the longest I’ve biked in a day is about 50 or 60 miles. And that was right here in this area, so afterward I went home and slept in my own bed.


    But I’d really like to bike from here in the Tampa Bay area, across to the other side of Florida, the east coast. It would probably take me like 3 days. I love the idea of that kind of adventure.


    But my guest today, Daniel, had a much bigger idea. His plan was to ride his bike across the entire US - from San Francisco all the way to New York City.


    And – he started this ride without carrying any money or any food. He was going to depend on the kindness of strangers all along the way.


    And that’s exactly what he did. But that’s not all – he recorded video all along the way. And he turned that into a documentary that’s won a ton of awards. So we get to see him struggling to bike up mountains, and across long stretches where he saw no one, and through some scary neighborhoods.


    But my favorite part, and what made Daniel’s journey so magical, are the people he encountered along the way.


    Daniel’s website:

    https://www.weareallinthistogethermovie.com/


    Contact Daniel by email: [email protected]


    Daniel is also in our podcast Facebook group:

    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook


    Documentary We Are All In This Together on Amazon Prime -

    https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-All-This-Together/dp/B0CLBBN833/ref=sr_1_1


    Daniel on

    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/the_travelin_dude/

    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TravelinDudeProductions/

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@TheTravelinDude



    Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here:

    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/174


    Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai.


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    19 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 24 minutes 3 seconds
    TQ7: Is there a specific person in your life who you consider to be your enemy? How did that come to be?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.


    The question for this episode:

    Is there a specific person in your life who you consider to be your enemy? How did that come to be?


    WWTL episode 166 – Suzanne was stuck on the boat


    Tim Ferriss has a fascinating conversation with Barbara Corcoran


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    16 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    173: Presenting RISK!

    Enjoy this special presentation of RISK!, a podcast where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public.

     

    In this episode, Cory Byrom and Chris Lundy share stories about the best and worst times with their friends from childhood.

     

    For more episodes of RISK!, be sure to check them out wherever you get your podcasts.


    Also:

    This is the video from the TODAY Show that you’ll hear about in this week’s Listener Story:

    https://www.today.com/video/like-mother-like-daughter-both-get-ambush-makeovers-610631747697

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    12 April 2024, 7:00 am
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