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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 2.9K Ratings

Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.

    How to give good advice by less fixing, more listening

    How to give good advice by less fixing, more listening

    When someone comes to you for advice, where do you start? This episode explores how to give good advice to the people you care about. Hint: It's not always about fixing someone's problems.

    • 20 min
    How To Have Meaningful Conversations At Holiday Gatherings

    How To Have Meaningful Conversations At Holiday Gatherings

    Having good conversations is an art form. To help you out at end-of-year gatherings, NPR's Sam Sanders tapped longtime radio host and podcaster Celeste Headlee for her tips for really listening and connecting.

    • 18 min
    How To Make Tastier, Prettier Pies, According To A Self-taught Pie Artist

    How To Make Tastier, Prettier Pies, According To A Self-taught Pie Artist

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, self-taught baker Lauren Ko shares her tips for making tastier — and more beautiful — pies.

    • 14 min
    This Thanksgiving, You Can Carry On Family Recipes In Your Own Way

    This Thanksgiving, You Can Carry On Family Recipes In Your Own Way

    Making a family recipe for the first time can be daunting. Will it turn out just like you remembered? For those cooking for the holidays, podcaster Noor Wazwaz walks us through what to remember in the kitchen.

    • 19 min
    How To Document Family Stories

    How To Document Family Stories

    Learning stories about our loved ones helps us to better understand the trajectory of their lives — and it helps us make sense of our own story. Here are five tips to guide you as you document your family history.

    • 20 min
    Remembering Petra Mayer: Everyone's a 'real writer.' Here's how to write that book

    Remembering Petra Mayer: Everyone's a 'real writer.' Here's how to write that book

    Beloved books editor Petra Mayer believed that all you have to do to be a 'real writer' is to write. We're re-running this episode in honor of Petra who died on Saturday. We hope Petra's generosity, wit and passion for story will help shut down those distracting voices and honor the stories you have to share. (This episode originally ran in April 2020.)

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

frissjan ,

The Host… Ugh! Please bring back Julia Furlan

Some of the topics are interesting, but the voice of Elise Hu is so sugary sweet and she speaks to the listener in a somewhat patronizing way. I think she’s better suited for a podcast directed towards children.

Julia Furlan doesn’t talk down to the adult listeners. She’s SO much better suited to this podcast.

SamInBos ,

So helpful...

...and such varied topics! I’m so impressed with this show and am always learning from it.

KellSwenson ,

All the lessons they should have taught you in school!

I wish I had this podcast in my late teens and early 20’s! These episodes provide information and education on the topics you need to know about to be successful and thrive in this life. Even now in my early 30’s, it continues to provide me with insight and tools to excel in life. This podcasts unlocks all of the cheat codes for success in everyday life - give it a listen, you’ll be glad you did! Thank you Life Kit!

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