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LISTEN & LEARN (OR NOT)

Welcome to Listen & Learn (or Not) featuring the diverse voices of Life Coach Laurie (w/ Warm 106.9), Claire, and Anna D (we're still not EXACTLY sure what she does but she walks around our office like she's a big shot). The three amigas are giving you the best half hour (or so) they got. Follow them and share their journey with real-life everyday struggles, quirky people stories, random conversations, and, occasionally, some heavy topics, too. Come listen & learn a thing or two with us! Or not...we're not forcing you.

Latest Episodes

Baby Formula Shortage 2022! Got Milk?

The baby formula shortage has gone from an inconvenience to a national crisis real quickly.These last couple weeks have shown just how complex the shortage is and how there isn’t a seemingly simple formula to solving the problem. Laurie, Claire and Anna D talk about what this crisis reveals about the baby formula industry, as well as some solutions people have come up with lately. Speaking of babies, remember when Karen used to be a popular baby name? Now it’s become a stand-in for offensive behavior of women. Countless TikTok videos are dedicated to ‘Bad Karens’. But what about your family and friends who are really named Karen – having to be associated with the insult even if they are nothing like those memes. We chat about the sad truth that the name Karen was, indeed, hijacked. We give a shout-out to the many wonderful people named Karen that we know…especially Claire’s neighbor Karen, as well as the beloved Karen Carpenter, because, why not? Also, do you feel compelled to finish every single novel you start? We all know life’s too short to finish a book you don’t like, but you’d be surprised how many of us feel guilty about the thought of starting something without finishing it. Could be because the story will redeem itself at some point and you don’t want to miss out. Maybe it’s a sign of strength to slog through a novel you stopped liking after 50 pages. Maybe friends loved it and you feel like you need to keep trying. So go on! Finish that book you’re not all that into…or not.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Take Care of You

Laurie, Claire and Anna talk about the loss of the beloved Naomi Judd. May is mental health awareness month. We want you to take care of you. Also, has petty theft become worse in your community? Quick! – Someone in your office building pulls the fire alarm. What do you do? Wrong answers only — or not.

Team Johnny Depp or Team Amber Heard?

The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial is the entertainment we didn’t know we needed this year. Between all the memes and some coffee stands having Depp vs Heard tip jars at the drive thru. Also a shout out to all the small business that have been surviving covid. A lesson about trying to sue famous musicians and thinking they will just settle. Our own Seth in the Morning confessed on Instagram one of his biggest fears. Listen as Claire, Laurie Hardie, and Anna D share their thoughts. Spoiler alert: we just want to give him a big hug. What do you think about having an annual Make An Appointment Day – a day dedicated to making your doctor / dentist appointments? Or your oil / filter change or furnace tune up? And a warning about this episode: there is a lot of singing…but we bring back R.E.M., They Might Be Giants, Rebecca Black, Starship…..and a bonus Silence of the Lambs soundtrack theme, which there are actually song lyrics to it!!! — or not!!!!

Space Needle – 60 & Fabulous!!

Seattle Space Needle is 60 years old, but it doesn’t look a day over 50. Claire, Laurie Hardie & Anna D go over a little history of the landmark. Don’t you want to relive the first months of the pandemic from 2020? Neither do we, but there are books and shows that do just that. We reveal a little weird fact about Elon Musk. We also share a feel-good police officer story that put tears to Claire’s eyes. Laurie Hardie reveals some big news! Is there a bun in the oven — or not?

Yum Yum Nom Nom Toot Toot Poop

Another ear worm has been born, and this time it’s in the form of Katy Perry and Jimmy Kimmel singing about every toddler’s topic of choice — poots & doo doo. You get to hear it here first if you hadn’t already. Claire teaches us a lesson about having the courage to try new things. Laurie challenges us to shout shout let it all out. Anna D needs you to binge watch “Severance” and “WeCrashed’. Or else you may regret it — or not.

Team Will Smith? Or Team Chris Rock?

Our country is, again, divided. This time over Will Smith and Chris Rock. Listen as Laurie Hardie, Claire and Anna D dissect, pull apart and psychoanalyze the SLAP heard around the world. Keep in mind, this episode was recorded on 3/31, the day before Will announced his resignation from the Oscars academy on 4/1. It’s no April Fools. This is real. Our biggest take away is the realization that Ye now might be a safer bet than Will when the Academy sends out invites….or not.

Cancel Culture or Counsel Culture

This week Whoopi Goldberg returns from her 2 week suspension and Claire, Anna and Laurie reflect on what the controversy was about in the first place, why it rose to…