Each week comedians Valerie Nies and Regina Soto seek self-help and expert advice they'll likely never take. They scan the self-help aisle weekly and occasionally interview experts who know more than they do.
HW100: The End, Probably
After 2 1/2 years, Help Wanted calls it quits. Valerie and Reggie share their favorite moments, why it's okay to end something even when nothing sucks, and what they've learned from the podcast. They leave the door open to possibly doing future episodes if there's a reason and schedules allow. In the mean time, it was a blast. Thanks for listening, vageenas!
HW99: Loneliness, professional cuddling, with Wyatt Tall
Wyatt Tall joins Help Wanted again! This time to talk about professional cuddling and touch starvation, which is an actual, real-life problem. There's a whole industry of professional cuddlers who some enlist to eliminate their skin hunger. Skin hunger is also a real life thing that sounds awful. We talk about how these ideas relate to loneliness, how we feel about cuddling, and Reggie coins the term "emotional jazz hands," which is fun. Plus Wyatt isn't really a fire extinguisher kinda guy, and Valerie and Reggie are binge eating pretzel bread and cookie butter. This episode is sponsored by Hunter boots and high school Rodan + Fields salespeople.
HW98: Meditation w/Ryan Gamble
Ryan Gamble joins Help Wanted once again, this time to chat about meditation in the Buddhist-style. We all know meditation is good for you, and Ryan let's us know the benefits she's noticed in her own life. Her gray matter is off the hook. Valerie pipes in a bunch to remind people that anything can be meditation: washing dishes, watching makeup tutorials, et al. Both Reggie and Valerie could for some tiny, little riblets. SPOILER: Applebee's no longer sells them and that's why millennials are pissed. Sponsored by Chipotle and the People Who Lick Their Fingers When Trying to Separate Sheets of Paper.
HW97: Opinions with Jo Chauvin
Jo Maraschino, aka Reggie's freighbor (friend + neighbor) joins us to talk about opinions. Everyone's got 'em and with social media, we're constantly bombarded with them. Hot takes galore. Reggie loves a beef rib, even if they're expensive and Valerie's missing some tator tots. This episode sponsored by Libritto, for when you're in a sexual drought and also feel like eating a snack, now at Taco Bell.
How can we be more balanced? Why do we suck at work life balance? Americans are terrible at it. Valerie goes through most countries on the planet and gives Reggie numbers on who's the most balanced. It's the numbers episode! Regina loves small things and has tips for being your best balanced self. Plus Oscar flicks and HR people are the worst. Sponsored by Ammon, a guy you went out with years ago and still follow on Spotify, and Jamba Juice, for when you like the idea of a smoothie but prefer the taste of Yellow No. 5.
HW95: Matchmaking w/Rob Chenoweth
Rob Chenoweth joins us to talk about his experiences with a matchmaking service in Austin. Baby Chicago West and Minuka honey is also featured prominently as does a trip to dying relic: Office Depot/Biz Box. Sponsored by satchels, super cool handbags!
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Cool chicks, hot tips, fierce realness: Acknowledging that we all need help & that it's hard to ask for or even have an honest discussion about our needs and picayune wants -- but also that we rarely take good advice, no matter that it's helpful. So true! These gals are hilarious and deserve your ears; both of them.
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At first it may seem like just a cozy chat between two (very funny) friends and comedians, but later you'll realize they're pretty deft interviewers. They draw out genuinely helpful advice from their guests. Relatable, straight-talking, and an amusing companion for your commute or workout.
I truly appreciate the existence of Help Wanted. Valerie and Regina explore topics that often feel personal, but they do it in a way that is relatable as well as hilarious. That is a difficult line to walk, and they do it well! Always happy when I see a new episode ready to listen to!