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S02E58: Overcoming Social Anxiety with Mark Metry

The Chrises are joined live by Entrepreneur and Author Mark Metry. The LinkedIn Leader shares how he overcame his social anxieties and how others can do the same with tips from his book, Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety & Be Yourself in Front of Anyone. With a book tour planned and TedX speaking engagements lined up prior to quarantine, Mark discusses pivoting to focus on promoting his work via podcasts, including his own. The Host of Humans 2.0 Podcast talks about getting into the creative FLOW, trusting oneself, and beating Elon Musk to artificial intelligence. Always exploring new ways to move his inspiring mission forward, Mark alludes to creating a documentary series, writing a cookbook, and dropping an album. Expecting 2021 to be a basement year, Mark opens up about using the time to build a better version of himself for the long term while hopefully having good enough technology to not be stuck only talking to Wilson the Volleyball from the movie Castaway.

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S02E57: Health Righteous Lief with Podcast Host Tod Barnett

The Chrises are joined by the host of the Health Righteous Podcast, Tod Barnett, to talk about his vegan lifestyle and why he goes on-air by the pseudonym, Lief. The Chrises ponder what a plant scream sounds like as Tod performs a screech on queue akin to an elephant blowing up a balloon. With a little prodding from the audience, Tod showcases his favorite game, @Chickapig, where one tries to slide past cow poop and cross the board—a metaphor for 2020. The Scoop Fairy dives into his most recent podcast episode where he exposes sneaky BPA locations such as receipts and CD’s. DJ Haute Toddy, spins the tunes on his upcoming @iridescentparty benefit event as the fun employment crew creates their rap names: Lil Snoozy (Tod), Lil Lost (Chris), and Lil Found (Chris).

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S02E56: Houses & Hearts with French & Afghan Artist Manaz Raiszadeh

The Chrises are joined by the Enemy of Average, Manaz Raiszadeh. The Ambidextrous Artist shares how she’s been able to grow her Instagram community and showcase her ever evolving obsessions. Always creating in the moment, Manaz goes from using boxes and packaging during the early stages of the pandemic to now focusing on large hearts. The Happy Painter talks about what brings her joy: coffee, painting, her husband, and her son. The efficient mother also spills the tea on how she initially thought her husband had purchased a piece of her art on Instagram and sticking to a strict French schedule of napping for her curious little 15-month-old boss. Unable to personally travel back home to Normandy, France, Manaz is happy that a little piece of her soul flew back to Europe and sparks happiness in someone else’s life.

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S02E55: Meow Monday With The Chrises

The Chrises’ Fireside Chat guests go missing but make their appearance known, occasionally purring and demanding listeners give them some attention. As the kittens pull a disappearing act, Christopher Joseph shares his weekend experience on the farm where he mistakes a tiny sheep for a mountain lion and coyotes for people. On the topic of anthropomorphism, The Chrises ponder diapers for domesticated birds and tie dye apparel for fowls. Meanwhile, Christopher Gardinier freshens up his vocal cords with a rendition of Drake’s “Passionfruit” in preparation for the 2022 Euca-lympics.

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S02E54: Sharp Dressed Men With The Chrises

The Chrises suit up for a Dress Up Fancy Friday on a train ride into the weekend and discuss their favorite choo-choo songs. Christopher Joseph tears up to Train’s “Drops of Jupiter”, while Christopher Gardinier gets emotional to John Mayer’s “Stop This Train – Live at The Nokia Theatre”. The Chrises seek out John’s support for their Manhattan Beach mayoral candidacy in 202?. Finally, The Chrises boast about the surprise success they had this week training a monster chute after they took Dr. Taryn Marie’s advice to sing lullabies to their third quarantine basil plant, Britney.

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S02E53: Hats Off To Seaplane Pilot Sarah Tamar

The Chrises take flight with pilot and hat fashionista, Sarah Tamar. The Winged Rockstar opens up about her journey from climbing scaffolding as a photographer to now getting higher in the sky as a seaplane pilot. Sarah talks about joining the mile @HiatusTequila club while on a 20-day quarantine journey across America chronicling the times from her beloved plane, Old Rusty. The Queen of Flamping shares her favorite hobby: flying into airstrips and camping onsite, as she gets the royal treatment. The Chrises look to earn their wings and bequest the aristocratic aviator’s judgement on their historic paper plane contest. While The Chrises’ aircrafts fly back in their faces, Sarah continues to soar as a recent recipient of the JetStream Aviation Law Scholarship from Women in Corporate Aviation.

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S02E52: Keep Cougaring with “The Cougar Guy”, Kyle Burgess

The Chrises are joined by “The Cougar Guy”, Kyle Burgess. Kyle talks about his experience coming face-to-face with a cougar and her baby cubs in the Utah mountains; all caught live on camera with his Google Pixel 2. Reflecting back on the dangerous situation, Kyle shares what he has learned since the “good little kitty cat” encounter and considers having a conversation with the cougar over a Nutter Butter and beef jerky. Kyle turns his harrowing, bluff charge experience into wildlife advocacy with support and fundraising for the Mountain Lion Foundation and Cougar Conservancy. Naturally deflecting away the attention from his big and scary presence, Kyle ponders how the protective cougar may be doing in therapy right now. Always one to inspire, Kyle encourages everyone to “Keep Cougaring”.

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S02E51: Hitting Moving Targets with Singer-Songwriter Nick Horn

The Chrises feature musical artist and sour milk enthusiast, Nick Horn. Nick talks about his hit quarantine EP album, Hoi Polloi, with New Jersey sunrise feels and California sunset vibes. The Chrises dive into Nick’s Bill Nye The Science Guy approved discography including “Hungry Amoeba”, while Nick previews his upcoming release with The Fellas titled “Moving Targets”. The cross country journeyman has traded his stop, drop, and rolling in Southern California for the New Jersey welcoming gift of slightly used tube socks. Nick, a former Jersey Shore lifeguard veteran, teams up with The Chrises to compose a new song, “Mouth-to-Mouth”—set to debut at number one on the Billboard charts in 2028. Before Nick sets sail, he gives a moving live performance of “Tube Socks”, as The Chrises chase hearts in Solo Cup.

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S02E50: Flourishing with International Resilience Expert Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

The Chrises are joined by International Resilience Expert, Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal. The Chief Resilience Officer talks about her upcoming book “Flourish or Fold: Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People” and dives further into the practices of vulnerability, productive perseverance, connection, gratiosity, and possibility. Taryn, The Tic Tac Ph.D., provides a minty fresh take on the current times where loneliness is skyrocketing, depression is increasing, and divorce rates are jumping. As Halloween nears and discussions around the online dating trend of ghosting arise, the Bright Bomber’s connection mysteriously disappears. True to practice, Dr. Taryn Marie is resilient with technology and gives The Chrises one last stroll down Sesame Street “R” Lane for some final survival tips for their new basil plant [hint: play music].

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S02E49: Oktoberfest Fancy Friday With QWTChrises’ Godparents Karissa Bustamante & Justin Wozney

The Chrises are joined by their favourite traveling duo, QWTChrises Godparents Karissa Bustamante and Justin Wozney. On a cross country journey to Boston, the two lovebirds check-in from a Cleveland beer hall celebrating Oktoberfest. Justin uses his savvy street smarts to connect with a fellow street savant and find out the answer to an important Ohio riddle—what is round on the edges and high in the middle? Karissa discovers that her other half is stricken with a weak bladder and inept at packing, choosing to only bring along one pair of socks and sweats. Good thing for Justin, all their belongings will be waiting for them at their new residence on the 23rd of a to-be-determined month. Before heading off to the next chapter in their new life, The Godfather and The Godmother belt out one final song.

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