21 episodes

The world is a dumpster fire. Work wives, best friends, and TV writers/producers Amy Aniobi and Grace Edwards want to help. In response to the madness in the news, they share the culture that lights them up and activities that bring them joy, plus strategies they use to cope with these wild times. They also invite inspiring special guests to share their own self-care strategies. And since Grace and Amy are comedy writers, they bring a level of casual, edgy fun to it all. During these trying times we all need a show that focuses on joy. This is The Antidote.

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    • 4.6 • 356 Ratings

The world is a dumpster fire. Work wives, best friends, and TV writers/producers Amy Aniobi and Grace Edwards want to help. In response to the madness in the news, they share the culture that lights them up and activities that bring them joy, plus strategies they use to cope with these wild times. They also invite inspiring special guests to share their own self-care strategies. And since Grace and Amy are comedy writers, they bring a level of casual, edgy fun to it all. During these trying times we all need a show that focuses on joy. This is The Antidote.

    Getting Booksmart with Phoebe Robinson

    Getting Booksmart with Phoebe Robinson

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with comedian, actress, and publishing maven Phoebe Robinson about expanding your world, gratitude journals, and wow moments.

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: A Chick-Fil-A store in North Carolina is trying to get people to volunteer for food, and a couple in San Francisco is fighting a parking ticket they got very unexpectedly. They also share their antidotes: making new friends, and spontaneity. 

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” – Robert Bresson



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    • 48 min
    Big Moon Energy with Sasheer Zamata

    Big Moon Energy with Sasheer Zamata

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with Sasheer Zamata about matching tattoos, estate sales, and tapping into energy. 

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week –  flight attendants warn not to drink any water on planes, and it’s getting harder to get a passport. They also share their antidotes - giving back to the community, and going to a plant nursery.



    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    Art is never finished, only abandoned - Leonardo da Vinci 



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    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    Brooklinen.com - use promo code ANTIDOTE for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more plus free shipping

    Do you have a favorite antidote or need an antidote suggestion? A question for Grace and Amy, or something you loved that Amy, Grace, or one of their guests has said on the podcast? Share a message with The Antidote team: https://mpr.tfaforms.net/111

    • 43 min
    Rosé all day with Michelle Buteau

    Rosé all day with Michelle Buteau

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with comedian and writer Michelle Buteau about balance, blunt honesty, and the power of no.

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week - thousands of beagles who had to be rescued from a laboratory in Virginia, and Desus and Mero’s breakup. They also share their antidotes: stand-up shows, and making matcha in the afternoon.

     This week’s Creative Tap-In:

    “Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while working." - Henri Matisse

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    Brooklinen.com - use promo code ANTIDOTE for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more plus free shipping

    Do you have a favorite antidote or need an antidote suggestion? A question for Grace and Amy, or something you loved that Amy, Grace, or one of their guests has said on the podcast? Share a message with The Antidote team: https://mpr.tfaforms.net/111

    • 44 min
    Trusting the Water with Laci Mosley

    Trusting the Water with Laci Mosley

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with actress and comedian Laci Mosley about amazing first dates, swimming, and ancestry.

    Amy & Grace share their bummer news of the week: U.S. inflation reached a 40-year high in June, and New York’s nuclear attack PSA worried residents. 

    Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include: twerking on a boat and celebrating friends. 

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “As is the case with most people in this game, I am driven by financial motives and creative motives; the question I had to answer is which motive I will give priority to?” -Nipsey Hussle 

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    Brooklinen.com - use promo code ANTIDOTE for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more plus free shipping

    Do you have a favorite antidote or need an antidote suggestion? A question for Grace and Amy, or something you loved that Amy, Grace, or one of their guests has said on the podcast? Share a message with The Antidote team: https://mpr.tfaforms.net/111

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    • 50 min
    Spontaneity With ALOK

    Spontaneity With ALOK

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with internationally acclaimed author, public speaker, and comedian, ALOK, about spontaneity as self-care, getting through writer’s block, and a love for fashion.

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: The battle over student loan forgiveness, and cheese-scented manicures (does anyone really need that?)

    Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include getting pedicures, and having champagne for no reason. 

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” - Donatella Versace 

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    Brooklinen.com - use promo code ANTIDOTE for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more plus free shipping

    Do you have a favorite antidote or need an antidote suggestion? A question for Grace and Amy, or something you loved that Amy, Grace, or one of their guests has said on the podcast? Share a message with The Antidote team: https://mpr.tfaforms.net/111

    We want to hear what you think about The Antidote! You can help us out by filling out a short audience survey: Antidoteshow.org/survey

    • 54 min
    Non-Negotiables with Tefi

    Non-Negotiables with Tefi

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with Tik Tok’s best friend Tefi, to discuss enjoying friends around the dinner table, releasing negative energy, and the power of a healthy reframe.

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: FINA, the world governing body for swimming, bans transgender women from women’s events, and New York ruled that Happy the Elephant cannot be released to a sanctuary, and must remain at the Bronx Zoo.

    Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include going to a sauna, and pilates.



    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” - Dorothy Parker

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    Brooklinen.com - use promo code ANTIDOTE for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more plus free shipping

    Do you have a favorite antidote or need an antidote suggestion? A question for Grace and Amy, or something you loved that Amy, Grace, or one of their guests has said on the podcast? Share a message with The Antidote team: https://mpr.tfaforms.net/111

    We want to hear what you think about The Antidote! You can help us out by filling out a short audience survey: Antidoteshow.org/survey

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
356 Ratings

356 Ratings

AliCatStrikesBack ,

I want more!

Whyyyyy is this podcast only once a week!? I want more more more. This podcast makes me feel like my “guilty pleasures” aren’t meant to be guilty and to find the little things that bring you joy and celebrate them. I can’t get enough of Grace and Amy. It’s like having a conversation with a friend.

jerichogirl9999 ,

Like a conversation with a friend

I feel so goofy whenever I catch myself laughing on the subway because y’all are hilarious!! I love the whole concept. I love you both. This is the best podcast I’ve come across in a while.

iamgengurley ,

Humanity restored

This is my go-to for a feel good pick me up ❤️

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