41 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.

The Antidote Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 390 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.

    Giving Grace with Tabitha Brown

    Giving Grace with Tabitha Brown

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with actor, entrepreneur, and two-time New York Times bestselling author Tabitha Brown about the joy of giving grace to others, how to adopt a vegan lifestyle, and why there’s no such thing as time wasted.
    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week – a mom gets called a bully for protecting her daughter, and a metaphorical clock sounding an alarm for humanity. They also share their antidotes: closet organizing, and impromptu friend visits.
    This week’s Creative Tap-In:
    “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life.”
    - Sophia Loren
    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://forms.gle/GrtDBkcbHLB5ty7X6 or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #ThatsMyAntidote, or leave us a message on our hotline at 833-684-3683.
    OUR SPONSORS:
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    • 45 min
    The Antidote - Live from LA! - with Jay Ellis & Sydnee Washington

    The Antidote - Live from LA! - with Jay Ellis & Sydnee Washington

    In this episode of The Antidote LIVE from The Virgil in Los Angeles, Amy and Grace connect with actor, director, and producer Jay Ellis. Jay discusses owning the start of his day and the mental health benefits of walking. Later in the episode, stand-up comedian and actor Sydnee Washington joins Amy and Grace for our wellness shot segment, where we give advice to our audience and listeners to help solve their real-life issues, from dating to bad weaves.
    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week – M&M’s replaces “polarizing” mascots to make them more inclusive, and how the 2023 Oscars failed to nominate any women directors. They also share their antidotes: a neighborhood find, and reading by the fire.
    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://forms.gle/GrtDBkcbHLB5ty7X6 or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #ThatsMyAntidote, or leave us a message on our hotline at 833-684-3683.
    OUR SPONSORS:
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    • 38 min
    Storytime with Amy and Grace: Traveling Solo

    Storytime with Amy and Grace: Traveling Solo

    On this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace share their first solo trips – a grad school vacation to England, and a language immersion program in the south of France.
    Amy and Grace also share their bummer news of the week – an indie romance author faked her death, and white TikTok influencers “discover” Black hair products. They also share their antidotes: drag queen performances, and a juicy audiobook.
    This week’s Creative Tap-In:
    “Negativity is the enemy of creativity” - David Lynch
    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://forms.gle/GrtDBkcbHLB5ty7X6 or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #ThatsMyAntidote, or leave us a message on our hotline at 833-684-3683.
    OUR SPONSORS:
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    • 39 min
    Boxing It Out with Bassey Ikpi

    Boxing It Out with Bassey Ikpi

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with poet, mental health advocate, and New York Times bestselling author Bassey Ikpi about the power of virtual reality fitness, romance novels, and living with bipolar two disorder.
    ***If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or a crisis, please call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing or texting 988.***
    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week – artists missing from Rolling Stone’s 200 greatest singers of all time list, and the pressures within the entertainment industry. They also share their antidotes: cooking and New Year’s rituals.
    This week’s Creative Tap-In:
    “Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”
    - Charles Mingus
    RSVP to our live show: antidoteshow.org/events
    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://forms.gle/GrtDBkcbHLB5ty7X6 or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #ThatsMyAntidote, or leave us a message on our hotline at 833-684-3683.
    OUR SPONSORS:
    Hello Fresh - hellofresh.com/ANTIDOTE21

    • 49 min
    Astrology as Art with Mecca Woods

    Astrology as Art with Mecca Woods

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace get a natal chart reading from astrologer Mecca Woods and chat about the purpose of astrology and get self-care recommendations according to their signs.
    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week – the impact Black Twitter’s demise will have on social justice reform, and a children’s book created entirely using AI. They also share their antidotes: a closet purge and an early morning walk and talk with a friend.
    This week’s Creative Tap-In:
    “You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
    That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
    - Octavia E. Butler
    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://forms.gle/GrtDBkcbHLB5ty7X6 or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #ThatsMyAntidote, or leave us a message on our hotline at 833-684-3683.
    OUR SPONSORS:
    Hello Fresh - hellofresh.com/ANTIDOTE21

    • 45 min
    Defending Your Stillness with Roy Wood Jr.

    Defending Your Stillness with Roy Wood Jr.

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with Roy Wood Jr. about baseball, travel, and therapy.
    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week – A reddit post that speaks to how unsafe women feel in public, and a man’s Tesla shut down and locked him inside the car. They also share their antidotes: haircare, and vacation pics.
    This week’s Creative Tap-In:
    “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”
    - Ray Bradbury
    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://forms.gle/GrtDBkcbHLB5ty7X6 or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #ThatsMyAntidote, or leave us a message on our hotline at 833-684-3683.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
390 Ratings

390 Ratings

Caley Rose ,

Such a dynamic & entertaining duo

I love listening to Amy & Grace so much. They are so real, interesting, and funny! Thank you for the entertainment, laughs, and talking about REAL and important topics ✨✨

podcast pusher ,

Reticular Activating System (RAS)

When you start to see more of what you’ve recently begun to focus on! “Your RAS takes what you focus on and creates a filter for it. It then sifts through the data and presents only the pieces that are important to you. All of this happens without you noticing, of course.” - Cami (p.s. I left a voice comment — love y’all!)

kirbo100 ,

Exactly what you need

This podcast rocks and always makes me laugh and smiling. Definitely going to Portugal per their recommendation!!

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