36 episodes

Originally launched in 2016, Nobody Asked Me But Let Me Tell You is back and revamped to address a whole new world full of pandemic problems we never could have imagined back in 2016!

Every week, Charlie offers solutions to some of life’s most daunting problems, plucked from popular advice columns and trending topics across the internet on a range of topics including pandemic problems, personal development, relationships, career growth and the future. 

Charlie (and occasional guests) also explores how we can become better problem-solvers and how we can learn how to give and receive good advice. 

Nobody Asked Me, But Let Me Tell You Charlie Oliver

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Originally launched in 2016, Nobody Asked Me But Let Me Tell You is back and revamped to address a whole new world full of pandemic problems we never could have imagined back in 2016!

Every week, Charlie offers solutions to some of life’s most daunting problems, plucked from popular advice columns and trending topics across the internet on a range of topics including pandemic problems, personal development, relationships, career growth and the future. 

Charlie (and occasional guests) also explores how we can become better problem-solvers and how we can learn how to give and receive good advice. 

    What It’s Like to Be an Advice Columnist During a Global Pandemic

    What It’s Like to Be an Advice Columnist During a Global Pandemic

    With so many people suffering during the early days of the pandemic, can you just imagine what advice columnists must’ve seen in their inboxes from people desperately seeking coping solutions to an unprecedented global crisis? Well, this week, Charlie shares fascinating insights from an article (What It’s Like to Be an Advice Columnist During a Global Pandemic, TIME) that interviews several of the most popular advice columnists in America today to get their take on how the advice people sought changed drastically during the pandemic and how that, in turn, changed them and how they give advice.
    LINKS MENTIONED IN SHOW Article: What It’s Like to Be an Advice Columnist During a Global Pandemic (link) Caroline Hax weekly advice column live chat (Washington Post) (link) Book: Miss Manners’ Guide to Contagious Etiquette (an advice book for surviving the pandemic)  (link) CONNECT WITH SHOW Instagram:  @myadvicepodcast Twitter:  @myadvicepodcast Facebook:  https://facebook.com/nobodyaskedpodcast Charlie on Twitter:  @itscomplicated Charlie on Instagram:  @charlieoliverbk

    • 20 min
    Problem: How to tell a relative you don’t want to invest in their NFT scam

    Problem: How to tell a relative you don’t want to invest in their NFT scam

    SHOW NOTES This problem was plucked from ARTNews and their fairly new advice column for the art community, Hard Truths. Charlie delves into a problem involving a two successful brothers and the art and technology that divides them (among other things).
    This is a great example of how we can miss a potentially huge opportunity to further our knowledge, experiences and maybe even our finances by being closed-minded to new, intimidating ideas.
    Charlie suggests that, because everything (especially emerging technology) is evolving so quickly (thanks to the pandemic), we have to seize opportunities to continuously learn at every opportunity and continuously -- even if the opportunity comes to you buy way of your scamming younger brother and his Silicon Valley slick tech-investing friends!
    LINKS MENTIONED IN SHOW This week's problem at: ARTNet NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World, They May Be Warming the Planet Too – NY Times Christie's NFT business is booming despite a market lull - The Block Warren Buffett May Not Be Into Crypto, but His Granddaughter Is - Institutional Investor The ‘Crypto Kiosk’ at Art Basel is bringing NFTs mainstream - CryptoSlate Teen Artists Are Making Millions on NFTs. How Are They Doing It? - TIME How scientists are embracing NFTs - Nature The Power of NFT: How non-fungible tokens will change the content world - Verizon NFTs to Drive Our Parallel Universe – if a Bubble Doesn't Pop First - NASDAQ The future of art? World-famous artists delve into NFTs - Coin Telegraph Why the Artworld Loves to Hate NFT Art - Art Review Scammers and Hackers See New Frontier in NFT Art - WSJ NFT Mania is Here and So Are The Scammers - The Verge Banksy was warned about website flaw before NFT hack scam - BBC News The Complete NFT Course - Learn Everything About NFTs - Udemy Christies OnlNFT for the Art World - This short course will define key terms and offer an introduction to the art market context, taught by a Christie’s specialist (Christies CONNECT WITH SHOW Instagram:  @myadvicepodcast Twitter:  @myadvicepodcast Facebook:  https://facebook.com/nobodyaskedpodcast Charlie on Twitter:  @itscomplicated Charlie on Instagram:  @charlieoliverbk

    • 33 min
    3 Macro Trends Causing People to Seek Advice Now, More Than Ever

    3 Macro Trends Causing People to Seek Advice Now, More Than Ever

    SHOW NOTES Charlie makes the case for why we are all so desperately seeking advice and guidance now, more than ever before, and why it's crucial that we learn how to become more mindful and give/receive advice better. Can we really succeed as a society post-pandemic if we don't improve our problem-solving skills?
    She highlights four big forces that are relentlessly driving humanity to seek solutions and reassurances to problems none of us ever experienced before the pandemic (it's an entirely new world now). The four driving forces are: the pandemic, existential crisis, uncertainty, and mistrust
    While the pandemic is the overarching driving force behind our search for answers and meaning, Charlie focuses this episode on the other three, less obvoius, forces: existential crisis, uncertainty, mistrust -- and offers examples of how this is playing out.
    QUESTIONS Here are the questions Charlie presented as food for thought:
    Are you experiencing an existential crisis now? How uncomfortable are you with uncertainty on a scale of 1-10? When and how have you sought advice throughout the pandemic? Who (or what) did you rely on the most for good advice? If we are in unchartered territory (pandemic, politics, technological innovation) and the systems and institutions we have historically relied on are no longer viable (and worse, no longer trustworthy), who is going to advise us through our global existential crisis and how are we going to advise each other wisely?? How can we instill, during these turbulent times, heightened advisory skills in the next generations that will guide them wisely into the future? Who do young people turn to for advise and how is their advisory different than prior generations? What does popular culture (film, tv, music, 0065tc.) tell us about the future of giving and receiving advice? Who will you lean on for good advice in the coming years? LINKS MENTIONED IN SHOW What’s An Existential Crisis and How Can I Overcome It? (Psych Central) [link] Why the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Caused a Widespread Existential Crisis (TIME) [link] COVID-19 – global pandemic or existential crisis? (Microsoft Blog) [link] How chaplains in the US are helping deal with existential crises during a pandemic (University of Michigan News) [link] The World Pandemic Uncertainty Index (International Monetary Fund) [link] The World Uncertainty Report (IMF) [link] 'WitchTok': Amid uncertainty, a new fascination with astrology and the occult bubbles up with GenZ (CNN) [link] 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer Report [link] 10 Takeaways from the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer (AMP Agency) [link] Trust Barometer Spring Update Finds a Distrustful World in Trauma [link] Did the pandemic shake Chinese citizens’ trust in their government? We surveyed nearly 20,000 people to find out. (Washington Post) [link] CONNECT WITH SHOW Instagram:  @myadvicepodcast Twitter:  @myadvicepodcast Facebook:  https://facebook.com/nobodyaskedpodcast Charlie on Twitter:  @itscomplicated Charlie on Instagram:  @charlieoliverbk Join Discord: https://discord.gg/em94dpBz

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Advisor Imposter Syndrome: The Agony of Giving Advice to Business Associates

    Advisor Imposter Syndrome: The Agony of Giving Advice to Business Associates

    This week, Charlie is the one with a problem. She shares a recent experience giving advice to a business associate she just met and why it made her realize that “advisory imposter syndrom” is a real thing!
    LINKS MENTIONED: The Best Advice You Can Give (Phsychology Today) How to Give People Advice They’ll Be Delighted to Take (NY Times) 10 Tips to Advise Wisely: How to Give Advice That Actually Helps (Tiny Buddah) CONNECT WITH SHOW Charlie on Twitter:  @itscomplicated Charlie on Instagram:  @charlieoliverbk The show on Twitter:  @myadvicepodcast The show on Facebook:  https://facebook.com/nobodyaskedpodcast

    • 34 min
    Problem: His Employees are Trashing Him on Slack

    Problem: His Employees are Trashing Him on Slack

    This week's problem is from a manager who is feeling rejected by his employees who he believes are trashing him on the company’s messaging platform.
    The problem was submitted to Business Insider’s career advice column (I’m a boss, and I’m worried my team is talking about me behind my back):
    “I manage a team that relies heavily on message and call apps to communicate. We have an official group chat that I mostly use to make announcements. But I recently learned that my team has another group chat that I’m not a part of. One of my team members let it slip during a weekly meeting.
    I realize I’m not always the easiest person to get along with — I tend to be brutally honest, which can make people uncomfortable. But I feel left out, and I can’t shake the idea that they’re talking about me. I am happy my team gets along, and, hey, who doesn’t complain about their boss from time to time? But how can I let them know that if they have a problem, they can talk to me? And also that I wouldn’t mind being invited for beers after work every once in a while?
    —Dejected manager, Beaverton, Oregon”
    Charlie explores how this boss can create a more healthy office culture (something many companies are struggling with in the new post-pandemic, hybrid workforce!).
    CONNECT WITH SHOW Charlie on Twitter:  @itscomplicated Charlie on Instagram:  @charlieoliverbk The show on Twitter:  @myadvicepodcast The show on Facebook:  https://facebook.com/nobodyaskedpodcast

    • 35 min
    Top 5 Episodes from Season 1

    Top 5 Episodes from Season 1

    SHOW NOTES Before delving into solving problems in the reboot of the podcast, in this first episode, Charlie takes us back in time to the first season of the show (2016) and shares her top five favorite episodes that you should listen to if you want to get a feel for what the show is (or was).
    Check out the episodes below:
    Episode 26: Celebrity Advice – Carrie Fisher on Cheating Husbands  [LISTEN] Episode 9: Confessions of a Used Car Salesman  [LISTEN] Episode 14: Help! My Father is a Right Wing Racist Voting for Trump!  [LISTEN] Episode 25: When the Boss Is Too Involved in Your Personal Life, Here’s How To Tell Them to Back Off  [LISTEN] Episode 7: Lonely Atheist Wants to Spend Eternity in Heaven with Family   [LISTEN] BONUS EPISODE 1: He’s Introverted, She’s Extroverted, and Her 5-Year Old Kid Is the Spawn of Satan  [LISTEN] Charlie also wants to know: When was the last time you gave someone bad advice? 
    CONNECT WITH SHOW Charlie on Twitter:  @itscomplicated Charlie on Instagram:  @charlieoliverbk The show on Twitter:  @myadvicepodcast The show on Facebook:  https://facebook.com/nobodyaskedpodcast

    • 31 min

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