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We know a secret about you. You? Are Awesome. Feeling unsure about that? Put on your favorite bold lipstick and listen up because Meg Tietz and her co-hosts Kelly Gordon and Rebekah Hoffer are here to help you discover all the awesome within yourself and the world around you! Kick off your weekend every Friday with the best friends you've never met, and discover why Sorta Awesome is more than a podcast - it's community on the go.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

We know a secret about you. You? Are Awesome. Feeling unsure about that? Put on your favorite bold lipstick and listen up because Meg Tietz and her co-hosts Kelly Gordon and Rebekah Hoffer are here to help you discover all the awesome within yourself and the world around you! Kick off your weekend every Friday with the best friends you've never met, and discover why Sorta Awesome is more than a podcast - it's community on the go.

    Ep. 390 The things that are making us happy!

    Ep. 390 The things that are making us happy!

    Is it just us, or does it seem like chaos is on the upswing these days? If you need to take a minute (or sixty) to breathe, relax, unclench your jaw, and hang with friends - we got you covered! Join Meg and Kelly this week as they talk through some of the things that are making them so happy right now! From a surprising app that makes moving your body so FUN to the most magical summer scent Meg has ever smelled to something yummy you can take on the go, they will get you set up to enjoy the days ahead!
    HEY! It’s the PERFECT time of year to become a Sorta Awesome Super Star! You’ll get HUNDREDS of hours of exclusive podcast episodes to download and binge right now, plus get our texting number so you can REALLY share your thoughts! Join us at patreon.com/sortaawesome
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Meg AotW: Everything Everywhere All At Once
    Kelly's AotW: Zinnias
    Snif: Strawberry Moon
    The Strategist
    Substack App
    Recipe: Banana breakfast cookies
    These Hawaiian teriyaki bowls
    The Anthropocene Reviewed (affiliate link)
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 389 Let's talk about midlife: nonstop appetite & historical hysterics

    Ep. 389 Let's talk about midlife: nonstop appetite & historical hysterics

    GET READY, friends! We’ve got the next installment in the Midlife with Mindy & Meg series ready for you today, and you are not going to BELIEVE some of information that gets revealed in this conversation. From the bear-y interesting reasons why you might be feeling hungry all the time to the shocking ideas about women and menopause from centuries past, there is so much must-know info in this discussion!
    HEY! It’s the PERFECT time of year to become a Sorta Awesome Super Star! You’ll get HUNDREDS of hours of exclusive podcast episodes to download and binge right now, plus get our texting number so you can REALLY share your thoughts! Join us at patreon.com/sortaawesome
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    Olive and June: Visit oliveandjune.com/awesome for 20% off your first Mani System!
    Billie: Go to mybillie.com/awesome to get the best razor you will ever own and for free shiping always!
    SHOW NOTES:
    Meg’s AotW: Target’s A New Day Women's High-Rise Wide Leg Linen Pull-On Pants (affiliate link)
    Mindy’s AotW: Born Cove Modern Sandals in navy (affiliate link)
    Sketchers sandals Reggae Zig Swag (affiliate link)
    Fat Bear Week at Katmai National Park (affiliate link)
    Cheese Its (affiliate link)
    The Body Keeps the Score (affiliate link)
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Mindy at bookendhomeschoolers.com and on Instagram! You can also find her as a co-host on the Currently Reading podcast!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!


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    • 56 min
    Ep. 388 Makeup help for beginners and beyond!

    Ep. 388 Makeup help for beginners and beyond!

    Wearing makeup can be a lot of things - fun, adventurous, creative … we just don’t think it should be stressful! This week, Meg lets loose with her passion for all things makeup to give a little awesome support for anyone who is new to makeup, including the tweens and teens in your life! From basic, minimalist products to starter kits she created for three of her favorite (cruelty-free!) brands, Meg is here to hook you up with everything you need to know whether you are a cosmetics beginner or a beauty product pro!
    HEY! It’s the PERFECT time of year to become a Sorta Awesome Super Star! You’ll get HUNDREDS of hours of exclusive podcast episodes to download and binge right now, plus get our texting number so you can REALLY share your thoughts! Join us at patreon.com/sortaawesome
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    Genucel: Go to genucel.com/AWESOME and enter code AWESOME for a FREE gift plus an additional 20% off when you purchase their Most Popular Package. Free priority shipping for a limited time too!
    Pair Eyewear: Go to paireyewear.com/AWESOME for 15% off your first purchase
    Just Thrive: Get 15% off when you go to justthrivehealth.com and use code AWESOME at checkout
    Rothys: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AWESOME
    SHOW NOTES:
    Meg’s AotW: Scam Goddess podcast
    Rebekah’s AotW: Normal People (the book) and the show Normal People on Hulu (get a free trial by using our affiliate link!)
    Beakey beauty sponges
    NYX thisiseverything lip oil
    benefit boi-ing brightening concealer
    Sorta Awesome NYX Starter Kit
    Sorta Awesome No7 Starter Kit
    Sorta Awesome Flower Beauty Starter Kit
    Pssst! Check out all of Meg and Sorta Awesome’s picks at ShopList!
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 387 Heartfelt passion to awesome action!

    Ep. 387 Heartfelt passion to awesome action!

    One of our foundational beliefs at Sorta Awesome is that strive to be awesome to ourselves so that we can be awesome to the world around us. This week’s guest has a story that shows just how true that is! Meg sat down with Arkansas Lt. Governor candidate Kelly Krout to talk about how her family’s story led her to a passion for advocating for children, and from that passion, she’s looking to make change in a civic capacity. Tune in to hear how Kelly blends family life with life on the campaign trail, what her kids and husband really think about her being in politics, and how her viral TikTok is helping her make a name with voters!
    Want to join Meg and Rebekah in the 22 Tropes in 2022 Romance Reading Challenge?! Come join the Super Star Awesomes and get the reading challenge plus hundreds of hours of ad-free episodes you can binge-listen to right now. PLUS! Get full access to texting privileges with Meg and the Sorta Awesome team!
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    Headspace: Go to headspace.com/AWESOME for one month free of their entire mindfulness library
    Evite: Go to evite.com/awesome to find beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs in minutes—for free!
    Thrive Market: Join Thrive Market today and get 40% off your first order AND a FREE gift worth over fifty dollars. Go to thrivemarket.com/awesome!
    SHOW NOTES:
    Modern Family
    (10 reasons why Modern Family is the perfect show to binge)
    Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
    Kelly Krout on TikTok (and don’t miss her VIRAL Elyse Myers inspired TikTok from last fall!)
    www.kellyforarkansas.com
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Kelly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok! Also visit www.kellyforarkansas.com!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 386 Never have I ever! (a group show)

    Ep. 386 Never have I ever! (a group show)

    Never have we ever played a game like this on Sorta Awesome! Meg is joined by Kelly and Rebekah to commemorate seven years of Sorta Awesome, and surprises abound when they play a good old-fashioned game of Never Have I Ever. Think you know all of their secrets? Push play and find out!
    Want to join Meg and Rebekah in the 22 Tropes in 2022 Romance Reading Challenge?! Come join the Super Star Awesomes and get the reading challenge plus hundreds of hours of ad-free episodes you can binge-listen to right now. PLUS! Get full access to texting privileges with Meg and the Sorta Awesome team!
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    Raycon: Get 15% off your Raycon order at BUYRAYCON.com/sorta
    Thrive Causemetics: Get 15% off your first order when you visit thrivecausemetics.com/AWESOME
    Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial go to dipseastories.com/AWESOME
    Genucel: Go to genucel.com/AWESOME and enter code AWESOME for a FREE gift plus an additional 20% off when you purchase their Most Popular Package. Free priority shipping for a limited time too!
    Truebill: Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/AWESOME
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Kelly's AotW: Automatic cat feeder
    Rebekah’s AotW: Cheer season 2 (on Netflix)
    Meg’s AotW: SudShare app
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!
    Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 385 Ten favorite middle grade reads!

    Ep. 385 Ten favorite middle grade reads!

    What book whisked you away into the wonderful world of reading when you were younger? What book written for young teens do you find yourself recommending over and over? This week, Meg is joined by Sorta Awesome’s books and reading regular Katie Proctor, and they are here to shout out ten of their favorites from the middle grade genre of reading! From monkeys in Oklahoma to a magical harmonica and all kinds of beautiful, heart-soaring themes in-between, Meg and Katie will get you excited to check out a middle grade book for your family or for yourself!
    Want to join Meg and Rebekah in the 22 Tropes in 2022 Romance Reading Challenge?! Come join the Super Star Awesomes and get the reading challenge plus hundreds of hours of ad-free episodes you can binge-listen to right now. PLUS! Get full access to texting privileges with Meg and the Sorta Awesome team!
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    Olive and June: Visit oliveandjune.com/awesome for 20% off your first Mani System!
    Framebridge: Go to framebridge.com and use promo code AWESOME to save an additional 15% off your first order
    Care/Of: For 50% off your first Care/of order of $40 or more, go to takecareof.com and enter code “awesome50”
    Billie: Go to mybillie.com/awesome to get the best razor you will ever own and for free shiping always!
    Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/AWESOME and download the Zocdoc app for FREE then start your search for a top-rated doctor.
    Factor: Head to go.factor75.com/awesome120 and use code awesome120 to get $120 off
    SHOW NOTES:
    AOTW: All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir Amazon | Bookshop
    Foodbelly.com

    MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS:
    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech Amazon | Bookshop
    Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech Amazon | Bookshop

    Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier Amazon | Bookshop

    A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat Amazon | Bookshop
    All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat Amazon | Bookshop

    Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan Amazon | Bookshop

    The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera Amazon | Bookshop
    Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls Amazon I Bookshop
    Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson Amazon I Bookshop
    Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Amazon I Bookshop
    When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson with Omar Mohamed Amazon I Bookshop
    Pony by RJ Palacio Amazon | Bookshop
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    You can find Katie at her website or on Facebook and Instagram! And be sure to check out her latest book Hand in Hand!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Marcia J H ,

conversations that encourage

This podcast models healthy and encouraging conversations about everything from summer ideas to anxiety! If you need gentle reminders to look for the awesome in your life, and a community that gives grace and wisdom, listen!!

Rachel May P ,

Binge worthy!

I just discovered this podcast a few weeks ago and I have been binging it! I love the wide variety of topics and I feel like I have 3 new friends to help me get through chores, driving and workouts!!

AJfed ,

Awesome

Meg handles light and heavy topics so eloquently. I look forward to these conversations every week. 💕

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