24 episodes

A podcast for progressive women juggling work, family, life...ALL. THE. THINGS. Oh, and also the desire to have an impact and make the world a better place.

Welcome to Jonni and Maria Go There! A show about opinions….yours and ours. Your voice matters so USE it.

Who are we?

We’re Jonni Ressler and Maria Ross. We’re two feisty redheads with fierce hearts and fiercer opinions.

We’re both business owners, moms, part-time actresses, leaders, and spouses - and eager to use our work to make the world a better place. We aim high, make mistakes, get angry, laugh at ourselves and love to cry happy tears. This podcast is for big-dreaming, progressive women with goals, whether those are to advance to CEO, make a change in your community, or just be the best version of yourself you can be. Together, we’ll crack open those conversations that you really want to have about what’s going on in business, politics, current events, motherhood, culture...nothing is off limits! - and show you that your voice matters


Think of this podcast as being a part of the best coffee date you can imagine! We hope that each episode gives you a laugh, a cry, an insight or a motivating nugget - and helps you feel less alone. When women speak out, we can change the world.

CONNECT WITH US


We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow us and DM us on Instagram:
@redslicemaria
@jonniressler
Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

Jonni and Maria Go There‪!‬ Jonni Ressler, Maria Ross

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

A podcast for progressive women juggling work, family, life...ALL. THE. THINGS. Oh, and also the desire to have an impact and make the world a better place.

Welcome to Jonni and Maria Go There! A show about opinions….yours and ours. Your voice matters so USE it.

Who are we?

We’re Jonni Ressler and Maria Ross. We’re two feisty redheads with fierce hearts and fiercer opinions.

We’re both business owners, moms, part-time actresses, leaders, and spouses - and eager to use our work to make the world a better place. We aim high, make mistakes, get angry, laugh at ourselves and love to cry happy tears. This podcast is for big-dreaming, progressive women with goals, whether those are to advance to CEO, make a change in your community, or just be the best version of yourself you can be. Together, we’ll crack open those conversations that you really want to have about what’s going on in business, politics, current events, motherhood, culture...nothing is off limits! - and show you that your voice matters


Think of this podcast as being a part of the best coffee date you can imagine! We hope that each episode gives you a laugh, a cry, an insight or a motivating nugget - and helps you feel less alone. When women speak out, we can change the world.

CONNECT WITH US


We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow us and DM us on Instagram:
@redslicemaria
@jonniressler
Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

    Spilling the Tea on Embarrassment vs. Shame

    Spilling the Tea on Embarrassment vs. Shame

    Jonni and Maria talk about the differences between embarrassment and shame and spill the tea on some of our award-worthy embarrassing moments. Whether from middle school plays to brazen attempts to bond with the cool kids. Whether it’s attending the wrong party for almost 30 minutes (and drinking their wine) or the everyday embarrassments we all feel. Jonni and Maria share the laughs, physiological reactions and emotional scars that stay with us, how to take away the power of embarrassment, how sometimes embarrassment can lead to shame when handled badly  - and explore the moments that remain with us.  We break down an "official" difference between embarrassment and shame, and of course, cite Brene Brown.

    Plus, kid updates, slumber parties, Alcatraz visits, what the hell is "snappy casual?,  Maria's new book coming in September,, and more tomfoolery.

    REFERENCES MENTIONED:

    NIH National Library of Medicine, "The Neural Signatures of Shame, Embarrassment, and Guilt: A Voxel-Based Meta-Analysis on Functional Neuroimaging Studies"
    Adding Shame, Guilt, Humiliation, Embarrassment, Empathy, and Self-Compassion to the Social Emotional Learning Vocabulary
    CONNECT WITH US

    We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow/DM us on Instagram:
    @jonniandmaria
    @redslicemaria
    @jonniressler
    Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
    Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    What Did You Say? Slang, Work Speak, and Why Evolving Language Matters

    What Did You Say? Slang, Work Speak, and Why Evolving Language Matters

    Jonni and Maria talk about the evolution of language and how the heck we can understand each other better..From the ways we now refer to different groups to be more inclusive and respectful, and how this is constantly evolving - and should be, as we learn more and strive to be better to each other. We talk about generational slang, from the 50's to the 80's to Gen Z, "professional" talk versus casual talk, how we learned to write formal letters and emails, which phrases are keepers no matter what generation, and how we feel about swearing. We discuss how language can divide us but also connect us. And of course, we share our own adventures trying to understand what language our kids are speaking.

    We'd love to hear what you think!

    Plus, Halloween debrief, our take on when Christmas decorations can go up, helping our kids become more self-aware, plus more tomfoolery.


    REFERENCES MENTIONED:

    The Inclusive Language Field Guide by Dr. Suzanne Werheim

    Language at work is becoming more casual- thanks to Gen Z - CNBC

    Gen Z nurse video meme (watch all of Nurse John here, a nurse using humor to highlight serious challenges)

    2023 Teen Slang includes current teen phrases 

    Teen Talk and Linguistic Evolution - Psychology Today

    Can you talk the latest talk? How slang divides and connects generations

    At what age should you stop using contemporary slang? 

    CONNECT WITH US

    We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow/DM us on Instagram:
    @jonniandmaria
    @redslicemaria
    @jonniressler
    Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
    Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    My Kids Don’t Cherish My Childhood Movie Faves!

    My Kids Don’t Cherish My Childhood Movie Faves!

    Jonni and Maria talk about the movies and TV shows that shaped us. The ones we recall fondly, that are forever linked with important milestones, and which ones we feel like our kids MUST know in order to get certain jokes, references, or truisms in our current culture. 

    We discuss what we loved and why, what we have tried to share with our kids (to varying degrees of success), and how some of our beloved favorites just don't stand up in this day and age - and how sad that is for our soul. We also reflect on how our parents must have felt with us, when it comes to their favorite classic movies, music and pop culture.  Maybe it’s just the way of nostalgia, that we always believe “our stuff” is/was the best. 

    We'd love to hear your picks as well!

    Plus, back to school, fall chaos, recent wins, the fears we should say YES to, Halloween antics and costume roulette, our recent IRL Seattle visit, how to properly tip  (and what we teach our kids about it), plus more tomfoolery.


    REFERENCES MENTIONED:

    Maria's TEDx Talk: How to "Trojan Horse" Leaders into Being an Empathetic Leaders

    On being with Krista Tippett podcast: Dacher Keltner - The Thrilling New Science of Awe

    Grease

    The Goonies

    Ferris Bueller's Day off

    Elf

    Pretty Woman

    Citizen Kane

    Pulp Fiction

    Amistad

    Sixteen Candles

    Pretty in Pink

    Schindler’s List

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    The Philadelphia Story

    E.T.

    Dead Poets Society

    When Harry Met Sally

    The Godfather

    Goodfellas

    Star Wars

    Seinfeld

    Hotel Rwanda

    Friends

    M*A*S*H

    The Brady Bunch

    The West Wing


    CONNECT WITH US

    We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow/DM us on Instagram:
    @jonniandmaria
    @redslicemaria
    @jonniressler
    Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
    Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Motherhood Mayhem

    Motherhood Mayhem

    Jonni and Maria talk about the mayhem that is motherhood, especially for those who work outside the home, but for all of us dealing with raising humans. We share the ridiculous myths we all tell ourselves about motherhood should be, why every developmental stage is like getting used to a new kid all over again, why it's okay to admit your kid is being a jerk sometimes, and how to start the process of distancing yourself and your identity from your kids to let them fly. Jonni shares from her perspective with soon to be high school and college grads on the cusp of independence and Maria from the trenches of 9 year old sassiness and defiance. We chat about positive and conscious parenting techniques - and why we feel like we're doing it wrong, and the long game: What type of humans do we hope our kids turn out to be and what kind of relationship do we hope we have with them.
    Plus, summer chaos, Barnes & Noble, board games, kids playing with knives (don't miss Jonni's story that you won't be able to get out of your head!) and more tomfoolery.
     
    RESOURCES MENTIONED:
    Sara Dean's Shameless Mom Academy Podcast (PS, Here's Maria's interview from a few years ago!)
    Dr Shefali, Conscious Parenting expert
    Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting
    Unscrew You with Rachel Duffy (podcast Maria mentioned but forgot to name)
    Better Help to find the right therapist for you
    Labor of Love- NPRs Throughline Podcast
    Repair of a Broken Relationship (Parents and Adult Children)- Mel Robbins Podcast
    If you are in mental crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please call 988 to get the immediate help you need - you are not alone. (US only)
    CONNECT WITH US
    We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow us on Instagram:
    @jonniandmaria
    @redslicemaria
    @jonniressler
    Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
    Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Death of the Third Place?

    The Death of the Third Place?

    Jonni and Maria talk about the demise of malls and other "Third Places" in American culture. The term Third Place was coined in 1989 by sociologist Ray Oldenburg " describing a place beyond home and work where people could gather, relax and talk." Today,we share what's going on,, how such places shaped our culture and childhoods, where people go to connect outside of home and work, and what we think of the new Third Place frontier: Online. We share our memories (Barnes and Noble afternoons, teen girl mall-meetups), laughs, and surprising trends on how places such as malls, coffee shops and parks shape our social connections in a post-Pandemic world.
    Plus, the big Seattle visit and live podcast recording, Jonni's improv workshops, stretching ourselves, British accents, Maria's theater audition, summer plans, and more tomfoolery.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED:
    Northeastern University
    Getting Curious Podcast with Jonathan Van Ness: Where Did All the Malls Go with Alexandra Lange
    Reimagining The Third Place: How Starbucks is Evolving its Store Experience
    Malls.com: The Number of Malls in the US will Decline to 200 in 10-15 years: 
     
    The Atlantic: Do Yourself a Favor and Go Find Yourself a Third Place
     
    Yahoo! Finance: What is a Third Place, and Why Have They Practically Disappeared? 
     
    San Diego Magazine: The Return of Malls Heralds Better Third Places for Teens
    CONNECT WITH US
    We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow us on Instagram:
    @jonniandmaria
    @redslicemaria
    @jonniressler
    Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
    Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

    • 55 min
    The Dark Side of Allyship: Self-Doubt, Gaslighting, & Picking Your Battles

    The Dark Side of Allyship: Self-Doubt, Gaslighting, & Picking Your Battles

    Jonni and Maria recorded live at the Women in Tech Regatta in Seattle on April 27, 2023. 
    Tech can be a tough industry to navigate when you want to be your true self, focus on relationships and not ruthless competition, and truly connect to do great work. But how can we embrace vulnerability to build stronger connections? Where can our self-doubt, false narratives, and internal gaslighting lead us astray from authenticity and doing work that matters? How can we build trust and relationships first to be the best allies we can be, based not on what we THINK we should do, but what others TELL US they need and want? 
    This episode is not just for women in tech but women in life!
    Our goal was to share our stories and strategies from many decades being women in tech, understand how to be true allies based on empathy, and as always, help you embrace your true self and inner voice as your ultimate superpowers
    RESOURCES MENTIONED:
    All Are Welcome: How to Build a Real Workplace CUlture of Inclusion That Delivers Results  by Cythia Owyoung
    Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces by Karen Catlin
    Soul Focused Group
    WIT Regatta
    CONNECT WITH US
    We’d love your feedback and ideas about the show! Follow us on Instagram:
    @jonniandmaria
    @redslicemaria
    @jonniressler
    Visit Maria’s website: www.red-slice.com
    Visit Jonni’s website: www.eleven11solutions.com

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

tldear ,

Keeping it Real

These ladies are so much fun to listen to. Their show is so casual, funny, and full of guidance for being a better person, parent, friend, etc. I really appreciate their willingness to talk openly about all the stuff, good & bad. Helps keep the other social media ‘perfection’ in perspective.

coacheliza ,

Yay!

Love These ladies getting real on tough topics and keeping me laughing ( and thinking !) while they do it ! Keep the episodes coming ! Love them all

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