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Have you ever wondered, "How did they do that?" Well, I have too! I'm Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Dying To Ask is the podcast that gets me off a TV news set and into candid conversations with authors, entrepreneurs and influencers I've been dying to talk to. So, brace yourself for a verbal gut check about what it takes to go from idea to reality. And who knows, maybe along the way we'll get some answers to the questions that you've been dying to ask.

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Have you ever wondered, "How did they do that?" Well, I have too! I'm Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Dying To Ask is the podcast that gets me off a TV news set and into candid conversations with authors, entrepreneurs and influencers I've been dying to talk to. So, brace yourself for a verbal gut check about what it takes to go from idea to reality. And who knows, maybe along the way we'll get some answers to the questions that you've been dying to ask.

    How To Organize Your House Like A Professional

    How To Organize Your House Like A Professional

    Feeling the urge to purge?You're not alone. Professional organizer Kim Salisbury says she's getting hundreds of messages from people wanting organization advice during the COVID-19 quarantine.Kim says we're drawn to decluttering because it gives us a sense of control in a time when we don't feel like we have much control over everything.Plus, we're at home 24/7! So, those piles of junk are really getting on our nerves.In this Dying to Ask:How organizing your personal space can change your outlook during the coronavirus crisis.Simple ways to clear the clutter and free your mind.And, what it's like to be a professional organizer for the stars, including celebrity chef Cat Cora.

    • 28 min
    How To Work Out At Home With Trainer Ty Rendlich-Texidor

    How To Work Out At Home With Trainer Ty Rendlich-Texidor

    Gyms closing was a real breaking point for a lot of us who rely on boot camps and strength workouts to manage stress and our health.What's a gym rat to do? Get online. Personal trainers are flooding Instagram with doable home workouts using "equipment" you'll find around your house.Personal trainer Ty Rendlich-Texidor has converted 100% of her clients to online training in just a week. And, it's working.On this Dying to Ask:How to break a sweat while working out at homeThe impact exercise will have on your mental health during the stay-at-home orderAnd Coach Ty gives us all a pep talk on why exercise is more about sanity than vanity these days 

    • 22 min
    How To Handle College Students Returning Home During The COVID-19 Outbreak

    How To Handle College Students Returning Home During The COVID-19 Outbreak

    Think it's tough having little kids at home during the coronavirus outbreak? Try having college students back unexpectedly. It's a huge transition for students and parents.Kellie Randle is an expert in navigating parenting college kids. Her popular Instagram page, Empty Nest Mom Life, offers tips for parents whose kids have left the nest.Now, however, those kids are returning to the nest in a time that's overwhelming, scary and downright maddening for families making a huge adjustment to daily life.On this Dying to Ask:How Kellie rapidly adjusted to having three adult children return to her downsized homeWhy empathy may be your best tool in the days following their return homeHow she set up "spaces" around the house so that she, her kids and her husband can work and studyAnd, she encourages us to look for the silver lining in forced together time

    • 25 min
    Mike TeSelle On To Help Your Kids Deal With The Loss Of Youth Sports

    Mike TeSelle On To Help Your Kids Deal With The Loss Of Youth Sports

    Kids home + canceled youth sports = nightmare. Our kids have gone from being scheduled to the minute to having hours with nothing to do. The loss of afternoon sports is huge for kids. Sports burn energy and provide kids with a sense of identity and social interaction.My colleague, Mike TeSelle, is my guest on this episode. Mike is a dad of two teenage kids who are obsessed with soccer. Mike has been a coach. You've maybe seen him on the sidelines as a ref. And, most recently, he's joined the Positive Coaching Alliance as a board member.His insight into understanding the loss your kids are feeling from the lack of sports is profound. His advice might help you smooth the transition for your kids while they're home during the coronavirus threat.   

    • 28 min
    Dr. Jenni Pottebaum On Why Sleeping Your Way Through COVID-19 Is A Legit Strategy

    Dr. Jenni Pottebaum On Why Sleeping Your Way Through COVID-19 Is A Legit Strategy

    How are you sleeping right now? Yeah, me too. We are all living under extraordinary stress because of the impact of COVID-19 on every part of our lives. Dr. Jenni Pottebaum says our greatest weapon in fighting coronavirus, next to social distancing, could be sleep.Dr Jenni has a bachelor’s in psychology and a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She’s also certified in personal training, health coaching and fitness and sports nutrition. As a former pro athlete, she believes strongly in taking care of mind and body through sleep.But, let’s be honest. That’s easier said than done these days.On this Dying to Ask:The science behind how sleep restores mind and bodyHow to offset your stress through breathing and exerciseWhy we all need to get fresh air, even in the age of social distancingAnd, how to get a good night’s sleep when the world feels so overwhelming

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    Brent Goff On Why We Should Be More German In Our Approach To Coronavirus

    Brent Goff On Why We Should Be More German In Our Approach To Coronavirus

    The interesting thing about the spread of coronavirus is that scientists can see it coming to an area. We all saw it in Wuhan. Then Italy. Now, Germany is in the middle of its crisis.And, that means one of my oldest friends is in the thick of it. Brent Goff is the chief anchor of “The Day” on Deutsche Welle News, based in Berlin, Germany. He’s a long way from his roots having grown up in rural North Carolina. Brent and I met at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and were next-door neighbors, too.Twenty years later, we’re still tight. He joins me in this episode for a frank conversation about what it’s like living and working in Europe right now. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently predicted seven out of 10 Germans would be infected with COVID-19.On this Dying to Ask:Why Americans need to pay close attention to what’s happening in EuropeWhy German culture may be a secret weapon against coronavirusAnd, you know, a college buddy is going to throw me under the bus, and Brent goes there -- big time.

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Customer Reviews

DonnerDude ,

Better and Better

I’m enjoying the podcast more with each download. I really liked your interview with Mr Goff (hope I have that right). His insight concerning COVID-19 in Berlin was very enlightening. I applaud your tenacity in producing this from a closet! Keep up the good work.

Carmen Micsa ,

Dying to Ask is my Dying to Listen Podcast

Fridays are great for two reasons: the weekend is around the corner and a new Dying to Ask podcast episode that I am Dying to Listen to is coming out. At first, I was listening to the podcast during my runs, but now I choose to listen while I drive, or I am in a quiet place, as I don't want to miss any of the great content, wisdom, and fun facts that Deirdre's podcast has to offer through all her amazing guests, as well as her great questions and interesting facts interspersed throughout the conversation. I love the fact that each podcast can turn us into more empathetic, healthier, and happier human beings, such as the podcast Get the 'Write' Idea About Thank you cards with Edie Lambert and the one about nutrition Eat This, Not That in 2020 with Johnny Bowden that came out this Friday. Thank you so much for your dedication and brilliant podcasts, Deirdre, as well as for enriching our lives one podcast, one guest, and one inspirational story at a time.

Western Bluebird ,

On Point!

Really enjoyed the most recent podcasts. So relevant having lost both my parents in 2016. I endured the hard and sad process of emptying and ultimately selling our childhood home.

Boy did we have “stuff” accumulating since 1968, almost 50 yrs of worthless stuff. I felt like Your sister Siobhan was telling my story. We had the very cool big brown couch, china hutches and a 2 pianos 😂- the estate company finally had to mark it down to “free” just to empty the house. Your story has prompted me to revisit and reevaluate my own stuff.

Thank you! Looking forward to more great topics!

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