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Looking for a podcast that will motivate and inspire you to become your best self? Look no further than Sorta Awesome! Hosted by the insightful and engaging Meg Tietz, this podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things lifestyle. Whether you're looking for tips on personal growth, relationship advice, health and wellness, or just some good old-fashioned girl talk, we've got you covered. So pop in your earbuds and become an Awesome! We're more than a podcast - we're your community on the go!

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    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

Looking for a podcast that will motivate and inspire you to become your best self? Look no further than Sorta Awesome! Hosted by the insightful and engaging Meg Tietz, this podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things lifestyle. Whether you're looking for tips on personal growth, relationship advice, health and wellness, or just some good old-fashioned girl talk, we've got you covered. So pop in your earbuds and become an Awesome! We're more than a podcast - we're your community on the go!

    AWESOME EVER AFTER

    AWESOME EVER AFTER

    The time has come, dear friends and Awesomes, to bring you one last conversation. And we thought it would be absolutely perfect to end the way we began - Meg, Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura - all on microphone together! Join the original Sorta Awesome squad for a discussion that includes Meg’s reflections on the past eight years, future plans for each of them, and closing words to the Awesomes. (Plus a quadruple dose of Awesome of the Week!)
    As you are shopping Amazon this season, don’t forget that you can support Sorta Awesome for FREE when you shop through our affiliate link: SORTA AWESOME AMAZON: sortaawesomeshow.com/amazon
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    *Notion: Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/sorta
    *OneSkin: New customers get 15% off with code SORTA at oneskin.co
    *Foria: Get 20% off your first order by visiting foriawellness.com/AWESOME or use code AWESOME at checkout
    SHOW NOTES:
    Laura’s AotW: Storygraph app
    Rebekah’s AotW : Ali Hazelwood novellas on audio
    Kelly’s AotW: Almond bars
    Birria beef (thanks to Awesome Jill):
    Combine one jar of Target's Mexican-inspired birria cooking sauce with 2.5 pounds of stew beef in a slow cooker; cool on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4. Serve over ramen noodles.
    Meg’s AotW: Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara (in print and on audio)
    Lebanon series: October 2016, start with A Refuge for Refugees
    Closing song: Oh My Heart, REM
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!
    Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
    Find Laura on Instagram and on her podcast 10 Things to Tell You!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
    This post may contain affiliate links, which means we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you, if you purchase from them. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves!
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    471 The year in AWESOME: 2023

    471 The year in AWESOME: 2023

    It’s that time of year again, friends! Pop the bubbly and join Meg, Kelly, and Rebekah for a conversation covering ALL of their favorites from 2023! From pop culture picks to the meaningful lessons they will take from this year, there is a TON of awesome to explore in this super-sized episode!
    As you are shopping Amazon this season, don’t forget that you can support Sorta Awesome for FREE when you shop through our affiliate link: SORTA AWESOME AMAZON: sortaawesomeshow.com/amazon
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    *Book of the Month: For a limited time, you can join and get the first book for just $5 with code FORYOU at bookofthemonth.com
    *OneSkin: New customers get 15% off with code SORTA at oneskin.co
    *Lume: New customers get $5 off a Lume Starter pack with code AWESOME at LumeDeoderant.com
    *Green Chef: Go to GreenChef.com/60awesome and use code 60awesome to get 60% off, plus 20% off your next two months
    SHOW NOTES:
    Kelly's Awesome of the Year: Salsa Verde Chicken Rice Tortilla Soup
    Rebekah’s Awesome of the Year: Cayden Cross Body Bag from Target
    Meg’s Awesome of the Year: Otherworld podcast
    Kelly's Watching: Shrinking and Ted Lasso on Apple TV (sign up for Apple TV with our affiliate link!)
    Kelly's Reading: The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn
    Kelly's Listening: Sold a Story podcast
    Cozy Acoustic Morning playlist on Spotify
    Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Lifeby Dacher Keltner
    Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age by Katherine May
    Rebekah's Watching:
    Jury Duty (on Amazon prime)
    Traitors (on Peacock)
    Rebekah’s Reading:
    Nonfiction:







    How To Stay Married by Harrison Scott Key







    The Great Sex Rescue  by Shelia Wray Gregoire







    Caste by Isabel Wilkerson







    Fiction:
    Yours Truly by Abby Jimeneze
    Rebekah's Listening:














    The Viall Files "Ask Nick"  episodes and update episodes














    Your Own Backyard







    Rebekah’s viral reel
    Rebekah’s post: How to think positively about my house
    Meg’s Watching: Never Have I Ever, Heartstopper, and The Bear
    Meg’s Reading: The Life Council, Laura Tremaine
    Happy Place, Emily Henry
    Divine Rivals, Rebecca Ross
    None of this is True, Lisa Jewell
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!
    Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
    This post may contain affiliate links, which means we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you, if you purchase from them. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 41 min
    470 BEST OF Kelly Gordon!

    470 BEST OF Kelly Gordon!

    We continue our reflection back on the best moments of Sorta Awesome, and this week, the spotlight is on Kelly Gordon! Do not miss this introspective conversation with Meg and Kelly as Kelly shares what the past eight years of creating Sorta Awesome has brought to her life personally and professionally, and she shares the one episode she wants to leave with the Awesomes!
    As you are shopping Amazon this season, don’t forget that you can support Sorta Awesome for FREE when you shop through our affiliate link: SORTA AWESOME AMAZON: sortaawesomeshow.com/amazon
    SHOW NOTES:
    Kelly’s AotW: American Auto
    Meg’s AotW: Ghost Story podcast
    BEST EPISODES
    Ep 63: What We Know Now That We're Here
    Ep 162: Self-care, self-comfort, what’s healthy, what’s not
    Ep 223: Seven kinds of self-care for the holidays
    Ep 268 Self-care vs. Self-comfort: Everything you need to know
    Ep 39: Seeking rest, finding delight
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
    This post may contain affiliate links, which means we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you, if you purchase from them. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 43 min
    469 BEST OF Rebekah Hoffer!

    469 BEST OF Rebekah Hoffer!

    Friends, you are in for a treat this week! As we begin the final weeks of Sorta Awesome, we are taking some time to focus on some of our favorite moments with some of your favorite people. Today’s episode celebrates Rebekah! Meg and Rebekah take some time to reflect on lessons learned and moments to remember from the past eight years. Rebekah has picked her favorite episode to re-share with you, and we include a surprise never-heard-on-the-main-show accidental confession that you don’t want to miss!
    As you are shopping Amazon this season, don’t forget that you can support Sorta Awesome for FREE when you shop through our affiliate link: SORTA AWESOME AMAZON: sortaawesomeshow.com/amazon
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    *Notion: Try Notion AI for free when you go to notion.com/sorta
    *Foria: Get 20% off your first order by visiting foriawellness.com/AWESOME or use code AWESOME at checkout
    SHOW NOTES:
    Rebekah’s AotW: If We Disappear Here by Mindy Hayes (Get your Kindle 30 day free trial!)
    In Your Eyes on YouTube
    Meg’s AotW: Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Cream
    Sorta Awesome episodes mentioned:

    10 Big Things We Stopped Doing (ep. 264)

    10 Things We Wish We Had Done Sooner (ep. 183)

    Leaning Into The Squirm: How To Talk To Your Kids ABout Bodies, Sex, and Sexuality (ep. 99)

    Coming Out Conversations (ep. 137)

    Self-Care, Self-Comfort, What's Healthy, What's Not (ep. 162)

    Offering Gentle Comfort In Times Of Grief During The Holidays and Beyond (ep. 80)

    Heartbreak, Doubt, And Finding Faith Through The Storms (ep. 192)

    The Pandemic Broke Me, Now What? (ep. 426)

    Every Single Confessions Episode:

    Helpful PSAs and A Collection of Confessions (ep. 37)

    Lollipop Debates, Starbucks Half-Truths, and Other Things That Keep Us Up At Night (ep. 98)

    Confessions: Embarrassing Moments Edition! (ep. 136 - Rebekah ALMOST picked this one for the replay.)

    True Confessions: Home Life Edition (ep. 168 - group show!)

    Confessions: Year-End Edition (ep. 174)

    Confessions: Holiday Edition! (ep. 225 - group show!)

    So EMBARRASSING. Hear Our Confessions! (ep. 243 - replayed in this episode)

    Confessions: Weird New Habits, Lice Battles, Book Heartbreaks, and More! (ep. 280)

    Our Spiciest Confessions Yet! (ep. 359)

    Our MOST Memorable Confessions! (ep. 383 - clip show)

    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
    This post may contain affiliate links, which means we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you, if you purchase from them. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves!
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    468 The all hits, no misses Gift Guide

    468 The all hits, no misses Gift Guide

    Sure, you’ve seen other holiday gift guides, but how many gift guides are made BY Awesomes, FOR Awesomes?! Let’s revisit Meg’s favorite gift guide - the one where she, Kelly, and Rebekah share excellent gift ideas straight from our Awesome community!
    As you are shopping Amazon this season, don’t forget that you can support Sorta Awesome for FREE when you shop through our affiliate link: SORTA AWESOME AMAZON: sortaawesomeshow.com/amazon
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    *Caraway: Visit Carawayhome.com/AWESOME for up to 20% off your next purchase (limited time offer!)
    *OneSkin: Get 15% off with the code SORTA at oneskin.co
    SHOW NOTES:
    Easily shop items from today’s episode at Sorta Awesome: Things we LOVE!
    REBEKAH’S LISTS:
    Babies & Littles
    Wooden Tables & Chairs Set
    Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs
    Other Learning Resources Jumbo Animal Sets
    Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Stack
    Fat Brains Toys Whirly Squigz

    Kids, Tweens, & Teens
    Book Series Suggestions:
    Dogman
    Whatever After
    City Spies
    Other ideas:
    Mail Order Mystery
    Face Planter Pot
    Natural Crystal LED String Lights
    Mooas Cube Timer
    Adults
    Erin Condren Lap Desk
    Daily Calendar from Social Print Studio
    MEG’S LISTS:
    Things I bought and liked:
    Shark HyperAir hair dryer
    lookHUMAN mugs
    Laneige lip mask
    Gold hoop earrings
    Bose Quiet Comfort Bluetooth Headphones
    Quirky gifts:
    Flower bouquet bricks
    Mini greenhouse
    LCD drawing pad
    Future Ghost line
    Hard-to-shop-for gifts:
    Goldbelly’s Top 50 gifts
    Tempurpedic sleep mask
    Manta sleep mask
    Hotel Lobby candles
    Simple Modern insulated drinkware
    KELLY’S LISTS:
    Gifts for Geeks and Nerds:
    SnoogTees
    My Hero Academia board game
    Soundproof foam for walls
    Personalized minifigs
    Keyboard skins or covers
    Custom Converse
    Family Fun:
    Clue Escape and Solve game
    Bonus: Box One
    Jackbox
    Cravebox
    Pasta maker
    Nespresso
    Puzzle table
    Dowdle
    Buffalo Games puzzles (arcade puzzle)
    50 States of Beauty
    Social Media Made Me Buy It:
    Kitch—Non-heating hair wrap for curly hair
    Woobles
    AirPods case
    Cool Pet glasses holder
    Cat glasses holder
    MORE EPISODES FROM SORTA AWESOME:
    Ep. 357 Awesome Holiday Gift Guide 2021
    Ep. 222 Sorta Awesome Holiday gift guide 2019!
    Ep. 171 Sorta Awesome Holiday Gift Guide 2018
    Extra Awesome: Holiday Gift Guide 2017
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
    Find Kelly on Twitter , Instagram and on her website!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
    This post may contain affiliate links, which means we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you, if you purchase from them. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves!

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 13 min
    467 Midlife with Mindy & Meg: midlife books and reading

    467 Midlife with Mindy & Meg: midlife books and reading

    Gather ‘round, Awesomes! Today’s conversation is a big one; the time has come for the final episode in our Midlife with Mindy and Meg series. Sorta Awesome regular Mindy Brouse joins Meg for one last conversation in the midlife series that so many in our Awesome community have loved, and to close out the series, they are talking all things midlife books and reading. From helpful guides to permenopause to captivating storytelling featuring midlife characters, there is definitely a book for everyone on today’s list!
    FIND THE ENTIRE MIDLIFE WITH MINDY AND MEG SERIES HERE
    Not a Super Star yet? Today is a great day to become one!
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    *Green Chef: For Green Chef’s best deal of the year, get $250 off with code awesome250 at GreenChef.com/awesome250
    *Notion: Try Notion AI for free when you go to Notion.com/sorta
    SHOW NOTES:
    Mindy’s AotW: Stay Badass tank or shirt
    Slippers: XIHALOOK House Slippers
    Book: Hidden Potential by Adam Grant
    Meg’s AotW: The Disappearances of Draco Malfoy
    @holygnocchi on TikTok
    MIDLIFE BOOKS:
    Fast Like a Girl A Woman's Guide to Using the Healing Power of Fasting to Burn Fat, Boost Energy, and Balance Hormones, Dr. Mindy Pelz
    The Menopause Manifesto Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism, Dr. Jen Gunter
    Hot and Bothered: What No One Tells You About Menopause and How to Feel Like Yourself Again, Jancee Dunn
    The Upgrade: How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond Hardcover, Dr. Louann Brizendine
    Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
    “Second Spring: The Self-Care Guide to Menopause,” by Kate Codrington

    The Galveston Diet by Dr. Mary Claire Haver
    The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
    This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
    Maybe Next Time by Cesca Major
    What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
    Queen Bee by Ciara Geraghty
    The Change by Kirsten Miller
    Broken Light by Joanne Harris
    Wayward by Dana Spiotta
    Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
    MORE EPISODES FROM SORTA AWESOME:
    Ep. 427: Let’s Talk About Midlife: The struggle is real in the clothes closet
    Ep. 380: Let’s Talk About Midlife: Brain Fog and Cycle Chaos
    Ep. 395: Let’s Talk About Midlife: Parenting Our Parents and Life in the Middle
    Ep. 401: Let’s Talk About Midlife: The Ups and Downs of Sex!
    You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
    Find Mindy on Instagram!
    Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don’t forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter!
    This post may contain affiliate links, which means we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you, if you purchase from them. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves!
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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

LaurenS444 ,

Midlife!!

The midlife series is the best! You feel like you’re not alone and the information is so valuable when it is not readily available to us- it is great to know that we’re all in this together. Thank you for your honesty!!

JDBron ,

Fabulous!

Sorta Awesome has been my favorite podcast for years! I can’t believe I haven’t written a review until now. It’s supportive, honest, funny, sometimes light and sometimes profound. If you’re a woman looking for something to better your life, this show is it!!

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Listening to your friends talk!

It feels like Meg and the other hosts are my IRL friends and I’m listening to them talk. The sorta awesome community on socials is also the best, smartest and kindest place to be on the internet.

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