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Upworthy Weekly

Upworthy’s first podcast is a lighthearted look at some of our most popular and engaging stories. It’s the perfect way to shake off the Monday-to-Friday news cycle with a refreshing dose of good news.

For the best of humanity, delivered every Saturday, subscribe to “Upworthy Weekly” today.

About The Hosts

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Tod Perry

Tod is one of Upworthy’s most prolific writers and has a long history in podcasting including the hit show “What’s This Tao All About?”

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Alison Rosen

Alison is a podcaster, writer, and TV personality best known for the super popular show “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend.”

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Awful '80s toys, Gen X advice for Gen Z, young sports reporter

What are Tod and Alison talking about this week? “Awful” ‘80s toys, Gen X advice for Gen Z and a young sports reporter talks to Devante Adams.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for January 21, 2023

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A comedian shares the "awful" toys and pop culture kids in the '80s had to endure. A Gen Xer gives valuable life advice for Gen Z and a 10-year-old has an impressive interview with Raiders' star Devante Adams.

Plus, a woman gives out her "mystery" number to a guy at a bar.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Bad news podcasts, Jésus’ birthday, Ke Huy Quan’s comeback

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A woman mistakes Jésus for Jesus, outwitting credit card fraudsters and Ke Huy Quan’s amazing comeback.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for January 14, 2023.

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A mom shares the hilarious story of when she mistook Jésus for Jesus. A woman outwits a credit card fraudster and parents are sharing the moment their kids learned how babies are made.

Plus, Ke Huy Quan’s amazing comeback and why we won’t be attending the podcast awards.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Leaving your comfort zone, a nun finds love, making resolutions stick

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A woman challenges herself to do something new every day of the year, a nun and a friar find forbidden love and how to keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for January 7, 2023.

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A woman challenges herself to do something new every day of the year. A nun and a friar find forbidden love and a psychologist gives evidence-based tips on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Plus, is Alison on today’s show the real Alison?

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Top stories of 2022 countdown, part 2

Alison and Tod wrap up the year by finishing a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for December 31, 2022.

Alison and Tod wrap up the year by finishing a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022. In part two of two, they discuss a couple who lives permanently on cruise ships, the “adult problems no one prepared you for” and how an Instacart driver saved someone’s life.

Which story made it to number one? Listen and see.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Top stories of 2022 countdown, part 1

Alison and Tod wrap up the year by covering a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for December 24, 2022.

Alison and Tod wrap up the year by covering a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022. In the first of two episodes, Jennifer Garner shares her random act of kindness, science has determined the most effective way to flirt and people are sharing the parenting strategies that “need to end now.”

Plus, Tod really embarrassed himself at the supermarket.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Recurring dreams, the pineapple mishap, the best Bond

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing their recurring dreams, a guy recalls a wonderful meeting with ‘James Bond’ he had as a kid and Jessica Chastain shares how she broadens her daughter's horizons.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for December 17, 2022.

What are Alison and Tod talking about on this week's show? People are sharing recurring dreams that they just can't stop having. A guy goes viral for sharing a wonderful meeting with 'James Bond' as a kid and Jessica Chastain talks about how she broadens her daughter's horizons.

Plus, a couple wears the wrong thing to a beach resort and Tod's Chris Farley story.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Raising ‘nice’ kids, John and Yoko, conspiracy theories

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Kristen Bell on raising “nice” kids, Yoko Ono on John Lennon’s inner child and why people love conspiracy theories.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for December 10, 2022.

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Kristen Bell shares why she wants to raise girls who are “nice.” Yoko Ono reveals how John Lennon’s creativity came from his inner child and a therapist explains why people are so attracted to conspiracy theories.

Plus, a listener shares some harsh criticism and how Alison helped make Tod a better person.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Late-in-life dreams, female Morgan Freeman, Adam Sandler's speech

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Women who have the "voice of God,” people who achieved their dreams later in life and a mom shares her love for audiobooks.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for December 3, 2022.

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing the women who have the "voice of God" like Morgan Freeman. George Takei proves that it's never too late to achieve your dreams and a mom shares how audiobooks changed her life.

Plus, Adam Sandler gives a hilarious acceptance speech and Alison contemplates a new career as a pro wrestler.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Christmas decorations, raising 'good' kids, 'Weird' Al

What are Tod and Alison talking about this week? How to know you won an argument, advice on raising "good" kids and the benefits of decorating for the holidays early.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for November 26, 2022

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Life lessons, friends at 40, Biff's song

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Friendship in your 40s, life lessons learned “the hard way” and Biff’s hilarious “Back to the Future” song. Listen and subscribe today.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for November 19, 2022.

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A mother shares a poignant post about how friendship changes in your 30s and 40s. People are sharing the life lessons learned the hard way and the actor who played Biff in "Back to the Future" sings a funny song about fame.

Plus, controversial Thanksgiving pie opinions and why do people wake up right before their alarms?

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