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

I Think I Love You From Head to Toe

Concerts are coming back!! Join Coach Laurie, Anna D, and Claire as we reminisce about our fave concerts, who we are looking forward to seeing again, and catching cool (and sometimes sweaty) things from the stage. Plus, Juneteenth is (finally) officially a national holiday! And it’s Pride Month, so stand stand back as we shred some epic Queen air guitar solos. Or drum solos. Or not…

It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

Broadway is coming back! For that matter, people’s faces are coming back! So, are you ready to get out and celebrate, or are you still in a wait-and-see mode? And what of those who truly cannot get vaccinated- how do you train yourself to understand them rather than judge them? Join Coach Laurie, Anna D, and Claire as we talk about our love for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, smiles, hot tubs, sea lions and border collies. We also discuss the courageous young woman who made Simon Cowell cry. And we get an update on Laurie’s grand daughter who is on the verge of being the next Jeff Bezos! (Or not…)

Credits: NBC “America’s Got Talent”; Nightbirde original song “It’s OK”; NBC “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” + Lin-Manuel Miranda singer/writer “Broadway’s Back”.

A Winning Combination of Offense and Defense

Even the worlds top athletes struggle with mental health. This week Coach Laurie, Anna D and Claire discuss tennis star Naomi Osaka’s refusal to meet the media after every match because of the anxiety it causes her. Is she dodging a responsibility all the other players just suck up, or is the media so hungry for “a get” that those press conferences are affecting matches? Why is public speaking so difficult for some, with even seasoned broadcasters nervous in public? And are people getting crazier on airplanes? Fasten your seatbelts, there could be some turbulence…or Not….

Chickens Are Fun But Horses Are Magic

Well we are 2/3 of the way back from vacation: Anna is off this week but Claire and Laurie are back with tales of their first airline travel since the pandemic started plus Laurie’s adventure with transporting a horse to California! That leads us to talking about the amazing healing properties of horses which seems to get the chickens at Claire house pretty excited. Plus, Laurie’s granddaughter has become a major entrepreneur! And what does it take to get your favorite author to put you in one of their books? Because Laurie is about to be in one… Or not…

We’re Taking A Break!

Send in Nell Carter! We need her to sing the song: “Gimme a break, I sure deserve it, it’s time I made it to the top…” You see – Laurie, Claire and Anna D are taking the week off from saving the world. There, there. Don’t cry. We’ll be back. And we’ll be all relaxed, refreshed and recharged the next time you Listen and Learn! — or notttt. Cheers, y’all! See you for a fresh new episode of Listen & Learn (or Not) on May 20th.

Why Doesn’t Hallmark Make Administrative Assistant’s Day Movies?

Does having a special “day” set aside for you make you feel wonderful? Or is it horrible when no one remembers? Join Coach Laurie, Anna and Claire as we wonder why no one ever forgets Christmas, but not every teacher gets appreciated on Teacher Appreciation Day, and even Mothers Day is not a slam dunk. Plus, would you look twice at Bill Gates on a dating app if you didn’t know who he was? We do a roundup of our vaccine second-dose side effects. And be sure to wear a big hat this weekend because there may be a big hunk of space junk coming down in your neighborhood. Or not!

You’d Better Put on Some Pants for This One

How do air traffic controllers stay so calm? We hear audio of a NASA mission controller calling a possible SpaceX collision a “conjunction” and calmly suggesting the astronauts get dressed for it. Speaking of SpaceX, why is upcoming SNL host Elon Musk getting the cold shoulder from the cast? Join Coach Laurie, Anna, and Claire as we discuss all that plus second-shot side effects, Apple bites Facebook on privacy issues, and Anna‘s incredible knowledge of classic TV theme songs. It takes a lot to get it right when you’re learning the Facts of Life. Or not. [[Credit: NBC Jimmy Fallon Show, SpaceX / Launch America, “Facts of Life” Theme Song / Al Burton, “Silver Spoons” theme / Rik Howard & Bob Wirth, “Gilligan’s Island” theme / George Wyle, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire” theme / Quincy Jones, “Green Acres” theme / Vic Mizzy, “Beverly Hillbillies” Theme “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” / Paul Henning, “Hogan’s Heroes” Theme / Jerry Fielding, “One Day At A Time” Theme, “One Day At A Time” Theme “This is It” / Jeff & Nancy Barry / Brill Building, “Get Into The Groove” / Madonna & Steve Bray, “Legally Blonde” / Karen McCullah Lutz]]

A Pizzly Ate My RooLexa

Did you know that due to global warming, polar bears are now mating with grizzly bears? It’s called a Pizzly! No, we’re not making this up! This week Coach Laurie, Anna, and Claire go down a rabbit hole of crazy hybrids – but watch out for the humanzee! Also, how did you feel about the verdicts in the Derek Chauvin murder trial? We discuss the various reactions and ponder the future of policing in America. And… It’s 2 AM; do you know where your Roomba is? Ask Alexa to check its programming… Or Not!

All Hail the Lizard Princess

We could all learn a little something about perseverance from Coach Laurie‘s granddaughter! Join Coach Laurie, Anna and Claire as we talk about her great accomplishment, and the fact that Laurie has a whole bunch of tattoos we didn’t know about! Also, do you feel less safe, or more safe, than you did last year at this time? Plus, can the power of the mind actually heal damaged physical connections in the brain? And why aren’t there more songs about lizards? Maybe it’s because they’re just tiny alligators…or dinosaurs… Or not…?!

A Nice Shot in the Arm

Anna is the first among us to get a COVID-19 vaccination, and she was a trendsetter, inspiring the Second Gentleman of the United States to get his in the beautiful town of Yakima! So how did it feel? And just how big was that needle? Also, Coach Laurie reveals the secret to getting a teenager to talk to you. And, we just found out one of our coworkers is having his first baby and we are so excited to put together a mix tape for him! All that and a major catfight in Claire’s house. Don’t Hiss it – I mean, Miss it!