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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.

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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.”

Upworthy Weekly podcast for May 21, 2022

Alison and Tod talk with Tracy Kaplan from the "Ten News" about how to discuss current events with kids. Plus, Matt McConaughey shares important advice about language, some positive news about cats and folks rally around a woman scared of turning 30.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast for May 14, 2022

Alison and Tod discuss one of Upworthy's most popular stories, a couple in their 50s retired to spend the rest of their lives on cruise ships. A pelvis floor doctor has a mind-blowing revelation about going "just in case" and people in England are overcoming trauma through stand-up comedy.

Plus, Alison goes camping and Tod remembers his old dance moves.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast for May 7, 2022

A company in India is allowing its employees to take a 30-minute nap every day to increase productivity. ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gives a moving tribute to his dog and people are helping introverts by teaching them how to make small talk.

Plus, Tod is trying to “Be like Mike” and Alison has had a hard week.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Advice for my teen self, life-changing dog sitting, Florida man gets even

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Advice for your teen self, an elderly man is transformed by dog sitting, and how to get a guy to stop hitting on you.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for April 30, 2022

Alison and Tod share the advice they’d give their 13-year-old selves. An elderly man’s life is transformed by dog sitting for his neighbor and people share how to get a guy to stop hitting on you.

Plus, an incredible Jack Russell terrier saves lives, and a Florida man fights back against book bans.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Questions for God, Lyft driver menu, Snoopworthy

Alison and Tod have questions for God, thoughts about Lyft rides, and a lot of debatable marriage advice.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for April 23, 2022

This week’s show touches on everything from religion to psychology to criminology. Alison and Tod open with an appeal to have a legendary rapper co-host the show. They move on to discuss a clever Lyft driver’s ride menu, a guy who was raised to be the perfect husband, and questions we’d ask God.

Plus, Tod’s caffeine addiction is leading him astray and Alison shares marriage advice.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast for April 16, 2022

What stories are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A woman asks a guy she met online to get her grandmother’s approval before their date. People are sharing the strange and creepy things their kids said, and researchers have found that people’s views change after switching news channels.

Plus, Tod nominates the greatest Americans for Mount Rushmore 2 and Alison has a real problem with the dentist.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast for April 9, 2022

Which Upworthy stories are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A monk shares his advice for building a great morning routine. A news crew uncovers footage of an 11-year-old Prince and non-Americans are sharing how they can tell if someone is from the U.S.

Plus, Tod discusses his new health plan and Alison has a harrowing moment while on vacation in Hawaii.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast for April 2, 2022

In a very special episode of "Upworthy Weekly," we go back to the beginning and take a listen to the never-before-heard demo that Alison and Tod recorded to get the job as hosts of the podcast. It's like a time machine that magically takes you back to May 2021. What stories did they talk about? A guy living off the grid is surprised when he learns about the pandemic. The governor of Ohio holds a lottery to get people vaccinated. And Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard admit they're fine with the other person finding someone else attractive.

Plus, Alison's Advice on making friends and Tod's favorite Dolly Parton quote.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast for March 26, 2022

What are Alison Rosen and Tod Perry talking about this week? A couple adopts a dog surrendered by its owner for being “gay.” Wales just outlawed spanking your kids. A woman goes viral for asking what men “universally love” and Tom Hanks crashes a wedding.

Plus, Tod talks to writer Max Patrick Schlienger on the perils of social media addiction.

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Upworthy Weekly podcast for March 19, 2022

Four single mothers bought a house together and created a commune in Washington, D.C. People are sharing the "one simple thing that can fix the world" and teachers reveal the funniest reasons why they had to call home.

Plus, Tod's St. Patrick's Day disaster and Alison is having a marital stand-off.

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