15 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 333 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.

    Gratitude and Donuts with Tian Richards

    Gratitude and Donuts with Tian Richards

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with actor Tian Richards (Tom Swift) about staying present, finding the best donuts in his favorite cities, and loving Black women.

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week - The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade - and also provide resources for how to fight back. They also share a joint antidote this week: listening to,  “Break My Soul,” by the queen, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.  

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.”

    - Dee Hock

    If you’re looking for resources following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, check out the following:

    Plan C Pills: https://www.plancpills.org/

    Repro Legal Helpline: https://www.reprolegalhelpline.org/

    Call or text the Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline: 1-833-246-2632

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    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

    • 50 min
    Staying Chic with Ryan O’Connell

    Staying Chic with Ryan O’Connell

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with writer, actor, and disability advocate Ryan O’Connell  (“Queer As Folk,” “Special,” “Awkward”) about finding the perfect swing set, working out, and staying chic. 

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: Russia extending the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner and people finding fentanyl on crumpled dollar bills in Tennessee. 

    Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include: listening to the “Sibling Rivalry” podcast and taking a long walk with ya’ mama. 

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” -Gloria Steinem 

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    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

    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

    The Antidote is a listener-powered weekly, podcast. To support the show visit, http://antidoteshow.org/donate

    • 46 min
    Coffee in Cars with Sierra Teller Ornelas

    Coffee in Cars with Sierra Teller Ornelas

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with showrunner and writer Sierra Teller Ornelas (“Rutherford Falls,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Happy Endings”) about choosing power pieces, bathtub luxuries, and big Cathy energy.

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: baseball players who decline to wear Pride-themed jerseys and people on the internet criticizing Cardi B for putting her own singles on her album. Huh? Don’t come for her.  

    Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include buying a pink blazer and finding a sexy rooftop to hang with friends. 

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “When creativity melds together with global issues, I believe you can bring the world together.” -Virgil Abloh

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    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

    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

    • 48 min
    The Perfect Mashup with Bowen Yang

    The Perfect Mashup with Bowen Yang

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with actor, comedian and podcaster, Bowen Yang, about Soundcloud music mashups, bad dates in New York and formative romcoms.

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: a nationwide lifeguard shortage and strawberries spreading Hepatitis A. Eww! 

    Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include reconnecting with their favorite places and people, from Portugal to old friends to bad restaurants from their twenties. 

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”

    - Brene Brown

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    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

    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

    • 46 min
    Shining Bright with Steven Canals

    Shining Bright with Steven Canals

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with director, screenwriter, and producer, Steven Canals, about Oprah interviews, traveling to France, and never dimming his light. 

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: The mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 students and 2 teachers and left at least 17 others injured.

    Amy and Grace share ways you can support the victims of recent mass shootings and urge lawmakers to step up to end gun violence.  

    You can donate to:

    The Texas Elementary School Shooting Victims Fund, organized by Victims First. 



    The Buffalo 5-14 Survivors Fund  organized by The National Compassion Fund



    You can Send a letter through Everytown USA to your senator to 

    prioritize gun legislation. 

    You can text ACT to 644-33 which connects you to Everytown USA. 



    Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include a bathroom spa day and a hot toddy.



    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “Trust that still, small voice that says, This might work and I’ll try it.”

    - Diane Mariechild

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE



    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

    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

    • 51 min
    House Parties with Sam Jay

    House Parties with Sam Jay

    In this episode of The Antidote, Amy and Grace connect with comedian and actress Sam Jay about the grown way to drink tequila, quick visits back home, and organizing the sweetest proposal for her fiancée. 

    Amy and Grace share their bummer news of the week: Black doctors facing discrimination at hospitals and no sign of relief for inflation! Amy and Grace also share their antidotes for the week, which include watching Girls5eva and savoring pesto pasta!

    This week’s Creative Tap-In: 

    “I cannot expect even my own art to provide all of the answers, only to hope it keeps asking the right questions.” -Grace Hartigan

    OUR SPONSORS:

    BetterHelp Online Therapy -  betterhelp.com/ANTIDOTE

    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

    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

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

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 ❤️

MissTartyPants ,

Love to listen

This is wonderful - I love to listen to these women be so real. They speak to my heart. It is so worth the listen!

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