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Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica Dear Media

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.

    A Snack Attack and Claire’s New Beauty Go-Tos

    A Snack Attack and Claire’s New Beauty Go-Tos

    It’s testing central ‘round these parts. First, we dig into snacks (and fall hard for a fancy GF pop-tart comp), and then Claire shares the beauty products that have won her over recently. Obviously both sunless tanner and deep conditioner make a showing.
     
    What are we munching? Well! Wild Fruits Jam Tarts, 12tides Puffed Kelp Chips, and Pipcorn Jalapeño Cheddar Crunchies, since you asked.
     
    Claire’s latest hair favorites: Bread Beauty Supply Hair Mask Deep Conditioner, Hairstory New Wash, Christophe Robin Brightening Shampoo, and Briogeo Scalp Revival Stimulating Massager.
     
    Her new go-to skin stuff: Muri Lelu Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil, Sunday Riley Good Genes, Consonant Hydrextreme Sheet Mask, St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, Tata Harper Creme Riche Moisturizer, and Diana Ralys Melt Away Oil Cleanser.
     
    And two make-up things that made the cut: Artis Brush (Oval 6) and KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner.
     
    Send your thoughts on any ‘n all of this to @athingortwohq, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and 833-632-5463. For a whole lot more where this came from, check out Secret Menu.
     
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    • 47 min
    Opening the Windows and Making Time for Creativity

    Opening the Windows and Making Time for Creativity

    Feel that cross-breeze? Hard for us to tell if it’s fresh air or creative energy, to be honest. But much more on both ahead...
     
    The opening the windows tweet that really spoke to us both.
     
    The fan Claire recently, aspirationally acquired: this Zonix one in white.
     
    You know Secret Menu? Because you should.
     
    For some context around our creativity check-in, dive into our perfectionism ep (and maybe Big Magic?).
     
    This NYT piece on future block!
     
    Mary H.K. Choi inspired Erica’s writing approach, and Gina Hamadey and her new book I Want to Thank You helped shape Claire’s sketching routine.
     
    Keep the feedback coming! @athingortwohq, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and 833-632-5463.
     
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    • 40 min
    Eating Less Meat and Drinking Less Booze

    Eating Less Meat and Drinking Less Booze

    If you’ve been thinking more about your meat and/or alcohol consumption—or would like to—pull up a chair and dig in. And, as always, feel free to drop us voicemail at 833-632-5463. Hungry for your thoughts.
     
    Our less-meat news items: Epicurious on not publishing any (new) recipes with beef, Eleven Madison Park’s return with a vegan menu, and Taco Bell’s Cravetarian Taco. 
     
    One interesting beef source: Butter Meat Co.
     
    Us-approved meat alts, should you want ‘em: Impossible (burgers with Omsom marinades, Helen Rosner’s Roberto soup, hard-shell tacos with Spicewalla seasonings), Trader Joe’s soy chorizo (for tacos, eggs, pastas with chickpeas!), and Lightlife Smart Deli Bologna for sandwiches.
     
    The MSG essay by Shaad D'Souza (from Bon Appétit, not Eater—oops). Related: @know_msg, Red Boat salt, and Momofuku tamari.
     
    The book name-checked by Chrissy Teigen about women + sobriety: Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker, founder of the recovery program Tempest.
     
    A great installment of the Quartz Obsessions newsletter about sober-curiosity.
     
    Your feedback: more than welcome. Get us at @athingortwohq, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and 833-632-5463.
     
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    • 41 min
    Checking in With Amanda Hesser and Miffy, Hello Kitty’s Frenemy

    Checking in With Amanda Hesser and Miffy, Hello Kitty’s Frenemy

    Just a podcast ep featuring two old pals: Miffy, chic cartoon rabbit, and Amanda Hesser, icon, inspiration, and co-founder of Food52, the site you’ve (we’ve) visited just a few thousand times.
     
    First, some Miffy merch: this light that Erica and Cam own, these napkins, this corduroy stuffed animal, and this Converse collab. 
     
    A 2008 Daily Telegraph profile of Dick Bruna, the creator of Miffy.
     
    The rumored Taylor Swift and Katy Perry collaboration.
     
    Our Amanda Hesser fandom runs deep! We love all things Food52, of course, but we’ve been A.H. diehards since we read Cooking for Mr. Latte in the early aughts.
     
    A few Amanda kitchen recs: Bien Cuit sourdough starter, Ortwo pepper grinder, and JK Adams two-tiered lazy susan.
     
    The go-to recipe when Amanda’s kids are cooking: Zuni's Pasta with Preserved Tuna.
     
    For deep-diving on Amanda and her co-founder Merrill Stubbs, check out our book Work Wife, and for more on Amanda’s backstory and business approach, check out this recent ep of How I Built This.
     
    We love to hear from you, always. You can get us at @athingortwohq, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and 833-632-5463.
     
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    • 52 min
    Things We Want to Leave Behind and How to Start a Running Routine

    Things We Want to Leave Behind and How to Start a Running Routine

    Less running around to meetings, more running routines! If this ep had a mantra, that would be it.
     
    Other running and running-adjacent content: the C25K app, our podcast ep with Coach Bennett, Edith Zimmerman’s Drawing Links newsletter, and Nikki Ogunnaike and Aminatou Sow on IG.
     
    Some “things we’re over” further reading: A BBC article on air travel + the environment, a tweet about overscheduled days, and a NYT article about disability and virtual accommodations. 
     
    We want/need your thoughts at @athingortwohq, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and 833-632-5463! And, if you want more of our thoughts—on running and plenty more—come get ‘em at Secret Menu.
     
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    • 47 min
    Fighting Perfectionism and Remembering People’s Names

    Fighting Perfectionism and Remembering People’s Names

    Has perfectionism jumped the shark? And how do we remember names when we start meeting new people again?! Clearly, we have a lot of questions (and some answers).
     
    If you like this, you’ll probably really like Secret Menu.
     
    A couple books that made us ponder perfectionism: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi, and Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu.
     
    Related convos: our ambition ep, this episode of Jam Session, and the Wit & Delight posts here and here.
     
    Come and get us at @athingortwohq, podcast@athingortwohq.com, and 833-632-5463! 
     
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Clare Herbert ,

I'm not sure how this works..

.. it's just two lovely best friends talking about random things. But they're so enthusiastic, honest and real, I am hooked! Thanks Claire and Erica x

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