316 episodes

Half advice show, half reality show. Join podcast besties Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg as they seek advice from experts, and then put that advice to the test. All this season they’re focusing on the loneliness epidemic and the struggles of friendship - from making new friends to breaking up with BFFs. Their goal? To help get you a little closer to fine. The first ten seasons of Kristen and Jolenta's other show By the Book are also in this feed. To hear back episodes, just scroll down! And to hear new episodes of By The Book, go to patreon.com/listentobythebook

How to Be Fine Kristen and Jolenta

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 5.4K Ratings

Half advice show, half reality show. Join podcast besties Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg as they seek advice from experts, and then put that advice to the test. All this season they’re focusing on the loneliness epidemic and the struggles of friendship - from making new friends to breaking up with BFFs. Their goal? To help get you a little closer to fine. The first ten seasons of Kristen and Jolenta's other show By the Book are also in this feed. To hear back episodes, just scroll down! And to hear new episodes of By The Book, go to patreon.com/listentobythebook

    How Wide Is Your Net?

    How Wide Is Your Net?

    What is a social network - other than a movie? Does my social network include just friends - or also acquaintances and neighbors? And what makes a social network healthy or unhealthy? Walking us through these questions is Dr. Adrienne Wood. 
    We want to hear from you! Please share your own experiences with friendship and loneliness on our private Facebook community: facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta or write to us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com   
    And join our Patreon Community to get access to live monthly book clubs with Kristen and Jolenta, ad-free exclusive episodes of By The Book, minisodes of us talking about what we’re reading, the written rules of every self-help book we’ve ever lived by, tips from our experts, advice, and more: patreon.com/listentobythebook   
    Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram: @howtobefinepod, @k10meinzer & @jolenta_G  

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    • 39 min
    Introducing The Best Advice Show

    Introducing The Best Advice Show

    Do check it out! And find out more at https://bestadvice.show/
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    • 5 min
    K&J Bridge the Geographic Friendship Divide

    K&J Bridge the Geographic Friendship Divide

    Kristen and Jolenta try some of Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith’s tips for bridging the geographic friendship divide, record audio diaries, and report back. 
    We want to hear from you! Please share your own experiences with friendship and loneliness on our private Facebook community: facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta or write to us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com  
    And join our Patreon Community to get access to live monthly book clubs with Kristen and Jolenta, ad-free exclusive episodes of By The Book, minisodes of us talking about what we’re reading, the written rules of every self-help book we’ve ever lived by, tips from our experts, advice, and more: patreon.com/listentobythebook  
    Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram: @howtobefinepod, @k10meinzer & @jolenta_G
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    • 36 min
    By The Book: Artist's Way Weeks 3&4

    By The Book: Artist's Way Weeks 3&4

    *Patreon-only Bonus Episode Teaser* Kristen and Jolenta continue their 12-week journey of living by Julia Cameron's bestseller The Artist's Way. Along the way, Brad gets scared by Jolenta's childhood toys and Kristen tries to figure out how to go an entire week without reading. To hear the entire episode and get lots of other great bonus content, including a live monthly book club with Kristen and Jolenta, join patreon.com/listentobythebook 
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    • 9 min
    The Geography of Loneliness

    The Geography of Loneliness

    How is the geography of our world set up to make us more or less lonely? And how can we bridge the divide when we’re apart from those we love? Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith shares her insights, whose research focuses on how the environment impacts health from the immediate living environment to the broader geographical context.
    We want to hear from you! Share your own experiences with friendship and loneliness on our private facebook community: facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta or write to us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com   
    And join our Patreon Community to get access to live monthly book clubs with Kristen and Jolenta, ad-free exclusive episodes of By The Book, minisodes of us talking about what we’re reading, the written rules of every self-help book we’ve ever lived by, tips from our experts, advice, and more: patreon.com/listentobythebook   
    Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram: @howtobefinepod, @k10meinzer & @jolenta_G  
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    • 35 min
    K&J Get Started Tackling Loneliness

    K&J Get Started Tackling Loneliness

    Kristen and Jolenta try some of Dr. Louise Hawkley’s loneliness tips on for size, record audio diaries, and report back. 
    We want to hear from you! Share your own experiences with friendship and loneliness on our private facebook community: facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta or write to us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com  
    And join our Patreon Community to get access to live monthly book clubs with Kristen and Jolenta, ad-free exclusive episodes of By The Book, minisodes of us talking about what we’re reading, the written rules of every self-help book we’ve ever lived by, tips from our experts, advice, and more: patreon.com/listentobythebook  
    Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram: @howtobefinepod, @k10meinzer & @jolenta_G  
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Shalma M. ,

Great Show and Awesome Hosts

I’m a fan of By the Book and am now budgeting to afford the new paywall. I totally understand and agree that these wonderful, talented hosts deserve to be compensated fairly for the awesome work they do. At the same time, this will be my most expensive single podcast subscription, if I understand the pricing tiers correctly, and slightly more expensive than a few of my streaming/audio/reader subscriptions as well. I’m usually quick to jump on my fave creators’ Patreons; this one is just a bit steep. But also well worth it, I’m sure! ☺️

redjewel_7734 ,

Great fun with friends

I love listening to Kristen and Jolenta. I love their excitement, their realness, and just how they deliver things. It’s like sitting and hanging out with friends.

drtca ,

Great show

Keep it up

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