12 episodes

A show where we discuss awkward, vulnerable, and practical life issues.

Asking for a Friend Patrick Cook and Ethan Kanning

    • Society & Culture
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A show where we discuss awkward, vulnerable, and practical life issues.

    Run for Your Life: A Conversation with author Scott F. Parker

    Run for Your Life: A Conversation with author Scott F. Parker

    In this episode, we talk with Bozeman, MT-based author Scott F. Parker about growing up in the Northwest, how he fell in love with running, his journey to becoming a writer, and how running, religion, and philosophy interact. 





    Resources mentioned in this episode




    Scott's Website
    Scott's Books
    Without Limits - A film about Steve Prefontaine
    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
    Alan Watts - Books
    One Long River of Song - Brian Doyle
    A Really Big Lunch - Jim Harrison

    • 1 hr 9 min
    11: Should I See A Counselor?

    11: Should I See A Counselor?

    In today’s episode, we speak with Michelle Pittack, a licensed therapist, and ask the question (for our friend): what is therapy? who is it for? and should I try it? Michelle also provides some easy first steps on how to find a therapist, teaches us about different types of therapy and attachment styles, and finally gives some practical tips on how to calm our minds and bodies in a confusing world. 



    Resources:

    How to find an EFT therapist near you



    What attachment style am I?


    Attachment Style Quiz


    Book by Amir Levine, Rachel Heller




    How to Create a Secure Attachment With Kids, a book by Daniel Siegel


    What is Polyvagal Theory, book by Stephen Porges


    Book recommendation, David Whyte, Consolations


    Books by Sue Johnson


    Attachment Theory

    Book, Julie Menanno, Secure Love




    Instagram account, The Secure Relationship




    Book recommendation, workbook style: How We Love, Milan and Kay Yerkovich

    • 51 min
    09: What is Net Worth and Why Should I Care?

    09: What is Net Worth and Why Should I Care?

    Today we finish our 3-part finance series and dive into the topic of “Net Worth”. We discuss how to calculate net worth, why it’s important to understand, and how it affects our lives and relationships daily.



    Notes:


    Net worth calculator




    Stats


    Net worth by age


    Home value as a component of worth




    Average American net worth




    How to improve your credit score

    • 24 min
    08: How Do I Create Goals I Can Actually Accomplish?

    08: How Do I Create Goals I Can Actually Accomplish?

    In today’s episode, we discuss a framework to help write and follow through with your 2024 goals and we process our personal goals together while evaluating and updating each goal using the “SMART” framework. 

    • 49 min
    07: Year One

    07: Year One

    A quick recap of our first year making this podcast and what we learned from it.



    Shoot us an email at areyouaskingforafriend@gmail.com if you have questions or comments about the show.



    Thanks for listening!

    • 23 min
    06: How Do I Budget and Get Out of Debt?

    06: How Do I Budget and Get Out of Debt?

    In this episode, we have a conversation with Montana native Lincoln Sevier, VP of TV Post Production at Lionsgate, about his personal experiences with budgeting and always feeling broke despite making more money. He explains how to rethink budgeting and getting out of debt and shares some great resources and tools to accomplish this. In this conversation, he brings an infectious level of enthusiasm to this topic that often seems dry, scary, or wrapped in complicated social taboo.



    RESOURCES:

    Total Money Makeover - Dave Ramsey

    Ramit Sethi - I Will Teach You to Be Rich

    Simple Path to Wealth - JL Collins

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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A very enjoyable listen

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Guests who are very interesting yet down to earth and hosts who ask well thought out, intelligent questions.
I’ll be excited every time an episode drops!

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