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

Has It Only Been a Week?

It’s been one week since the events at the US Capitol. Coach Laurie, Anna D and Claire review what they’ve each been hearing, seeing, and feeling; as usual they each have a different take! With that, we discuss the different types of power, as well as what it feels like to live through trauma. Plus, what became of our “challenge” to our Original Host AJ? And once again, Dolly Parton saves the day!

Living Through History

Today’s podcast happened to be taped as protestors were violently invading the US Capitol building during what, in most presidential election years, is a rather mundane event: counting electoral college ballots. Join Coach Laurie, Anna D, and Claire as we break down the happenings in Real Time. We also review the Top Ten TV shows of 2020 including the surprising hit “The Queen’s Gambit” and how it’s made it hard to find a chess set these days! Plus, can you tell the difference between bottled water brands while blindfolded? And we have some great news about the original cohosts of our Podcast! All that and a must-see TikTok for Cat People!

It’s The End of the Year As We Know It and We Feel Fine

What did Anna accidentally post on Facebook that she didn’t want anyone to see?! On the last LLON for the year (and don’t let the door hit you on the way out, 2020!), join Coach Laurie, Anna D, and Claire as they talk about whether Facebook goes out of the way to make simple things difficult. Also – when you come across someone’s unpublished poetry, should you publish it? Plus, have you even been frightened by the spiritual world, like Ouija Boards or Casting Runes? And Coach Laurie suggests something you may find much, more powerful than a New Year’s Resolution.

Will You Accept This Rose? Oooor Not.

Well that was quick: Coach Laurie, Anna D, and Claire have done a one-week-180 on whether they would take the new Covid vaccine. And now that that’s out-of-the-way, Anna and Claire can focus on their REAL goal for 2021: getting Laurie to be the next Bachelorette! Plus Claire talks Hanukkah Family Traditions, while Laurie runs down the Wild Animals that showed up in Christmas Trees this week!

Don’t Let the “Should” Hit the Fan

All those things you tell yourself not to do – do you do them to other people? This week Anna, Claire and Coach Laurie talk about the Art of Giving Advice. Also, Adult Bullying is a real thing, and it just happened on the national stage to someone we know personally. Plus, everyone is excited about the Covid-19 vaccine, right…?…aren’t they….? (Hmmm….) And it’s finally time to sing Christmas Carols and we know all the words! Well, most of the words.

Drug Abuse Recovery: Keeping Hope Alive

Life Coach Laurie, Aunt Claire and Anna D get into a serious and important discussion about helping people in your life who are recovering from drug addiction. They also get into the Mandalorian withOUT spoilers! They find out about a Buddy the Elf Themed Room at a hotel near you (if you live in Michigan). Owls are cool, but they discover these hooters can also be pretty gross. One of our hosts STILL hasn’t watched Mary Poppins, but we find out she’s seen “Sherry Bobbins”. Close enough.

Dolly Parton: Musical Marvel, Pandemic Savior. Claire Has a Mullet! What Thanksgiving Looks Like in 2020 (Insert Think Emoji Here)

This is our most musical episode yet…could be because we want to celebrate legendary singer/songwriter/actress/author, Dolly Parton, who may also be our reigning pandemic savior of 2020! Also, Claire has a mullet! Do we love her new do? Listen as we ‘mullet’ over. Public experts warn us not to travel during the holiday season, so we’ll discuss how we’re doing Thanksgiving this year. Did we mention there’s a lot of singing in this episode? Yep. In case you need background music with your turkey dinner.

Let’s Talk About Everything But That One Thing

If you’re tired of staring at colored maps, boy do we have a show for you! Join Coach Laurie, Anna D and Claire as they talk about whether dogs care about the time change as well as: mullets, wigs, candy, Maury, crayons, the Mandalorian, Madonna, skipping school, Claire’s Covid test, Christmas Music, allotting your supply of personal energy, and six or seven other things, but NOT the Election! Well, except that one part about the Swing State Songs…

I’m Not Sure But I Think I May Be Overthinking

If you’re not entirely sure whether you’re an overthinker, chances are you’re probably an overthinker. Join Coach Laurie, Anna D, and Claire as they (over) think that through. Also: does your spouse listen to your advice or do you have to get an “expert” to tell them to do something you already know? Do you think people are getting meaner or is that just a social media problem? And don’t miss this: one of the ladies has entered the Great Dating App Adventure!

If Only Hallmark Ran Tinder

Would having a questionnaire on a first date save you some trouble down the road? And once you get to marriage talk, ladies, are you planning to change your name? Join Coach Laurie, Anna D and Claire as they discuss Modern Love! Also – get ready to wait for the elevator because we’re hearing about an office building that’s been virtually empty for 6 months but now has people coming back. Plus, the girls try to explain their undying love for Hallmark Movies!