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41 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
OWT:29 – RevBedPro
A.Ron and Cecily are back for the first episode of 2021! Cecily talks about developing even a moment’s distraction, and A.Ron introduces us to the concept of “revenge bedtime procrastination”. After that, they discuss some feedback.One Weird Trick is practicing what they preach and taking a brief hiatus! We hope to be able to resume posting in the summer of 2021.SAMHSA: https://www.samhsa.gov/programsSMART Recovery: https://www.smartrecovery.org/Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
50 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
OWT:28 - Merry Holidays
In this episode, Cecily and A.Ron trade tips for making your holidays the best ever! Some tips include: lights, cookies, music, movies, and specials!
70 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
OWT:27 - Hypoxia
In this episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about the risks and benefits of working from home and A.Ron talks about trying not to get discouraged, because, shit's hard, yo.Then, they get some feedback on procrastinating about doing something you love, finally getting into therapy, treatment, and medication, as well as putting your mask on before putting it on others. Things get dark in this one, bruh.Articles discussed in this podcast:Stanford Study; "DOES WORKING FROM HOME WORK?"Harvard Business Review; Research: Knowledge Workers Are More Productive from HomeListener Suggestions on Therapeutic Reading: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety by Ellen Hendriksen
43 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
OWT:26 - Like Neo from The Matrix
On the first anniversary of One Weird Trick: A.Ron talks about personal and collective responsibility, and Cecily talks about asking the right questions.Then, they discuss feedback from someone with a noisy neighbor, sticking with hobbies, and an update from a friend in a religious crisis.
59 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
OWT:25 - Hearts of Fire, Feet of Ice
In our 25th episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about disagreeing to agree, and A.Ron talks about wintertime strategies to keep you warm. Then, they discuss feedback from listeners wanting advice on dating multiple people without being "a player", advice from a teacher on helping your child learning from home, advice for allistic folks, and getting your parents to go to therapy.This week's book recommendations:Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Stephen R. Covey Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Right Them by Holly Weeks The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense by Suzette Haden ElginA.Ron's Certified and Approved Heating Pad: "Mighty Bliss" Large Electric Heating pad
43 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
OWT:24 - Where You End and I Begin
Cecily and A.Ron are back to establish some boundaries and help kids with homework. Then, they get feedback updates on being smart, beautiful, tall and intimidating but trying to make friends & date and feeling less alone in the world with your personal struggles.Recommended reading: Boundaries: Where You End And I Begin by Anne Katherine
68 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
OWT: 23 - Erotic Blueprint
This week A.Ron and Cecily are joined by sex therapist Dr. Cynthia Pizzuli! They cover everything and anything sex-related which include cheating, dysfunction, non-sex, encouragement, sex work, finding the erotic in the platonic, Tinder, and meat-cutes at the deli. Then, they discuss feedback on revenge porn and finding a partner/social circle! You can find more information about Dr. Cynthia on her website here and follow her on Twitter@DrCynPizzulli. For more information on the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists click here! Cynthia's book recommendations: Come as Your Are by Emily Nagoski The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
48 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
OWT:22 - Step-Pickle
Cecily and A.Ron are back with more weird tricks! Cecily talks about mindfulness meditation and A.Ron shares some tips on gaining financial freedom. Then they get an update from a listener as well as a request for handling a sticky situation.Link to the app referenced in the podcast:Mindfulness Coach App
44 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
OWT:21 - Womanizer with a Maglite
Amateur therapy and the usefulness of well-meaning groups, and Cecily talks about key skills for being a good listener. Then, we hear some suggestions for lint-free towels, other means of having sex for the first time, and a request for places to find sex toys!
54 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
OWT:20 - Wet A** Podcast
This week, Cecily talks about the various forms of consent and A.Ron talks about slip-sliding into happy sex - with the proper lubrication, of course. Feedback this week includes an update from a place where young men should NOT be going, advice on how to lose your 'virginity', and a sex therapist writes in about being good in bed.
52 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
OWT:19 - The Jackal and the Giraffe
In the 19th episode of One Weird Trick, A.Ron talks about the basis of good relationships with your sexual partner, and Cecily talks about positive affirmations and how they can improve your mental outlook. Then, they discuss feedback from an employee facing a high-risk Covid work situation, updates on surviving conversion therapy, a listener's weird trick on nonviolent communication, and having your kids do chores when the standards are high.
38 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
OWT:18 - Taco Sl*t vs. Burrito Gorge
Cecily explores the differences between love and hate. Then, A.Ron breaks down resentment, covert contracts, and enlightened selfishness.
52 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
OWT:17 - Mask On, You First
In the 17th episode of One Weird Trick, A.Ron talks about anger and Cecily breaks down exactly what "emotional labor" means. Then, they discuss feedback, which includes sharing personal stories of understanding, staying sane in the time of COVID, being single late in life, and undervaluing premium content.
90 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
OWT:16 - Reduce the Spread
In this week's episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about predatory men, supporting women, and shares a personal story; and Aron's in part three of his weird tricks for building social skills. Then they discuss feedback from someone wanting to know what's creepy, a suggestion on supporting local business, taking vacations during a pandemic, reconsidering a relationship, and being anti-racist.
47 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
OWT:15 - Small Talks
In this episode of #OWT, A.Ron gives us advice on working on social skills and Cecily gives us tips on how to educate yourself on, and support, the Black Lives Matter Movement. Then, they discuss emails about workplace documentation and training, conflicting feelings about Father's Day, and understanding your own sexuality when you're already in a relationship. See the show notes on our website for resources: http://swizzbold.com/owt:15-small-talks/
57 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
OWT:14 - Safety Dance
On this episode of One Weird Trick: Cecily discusses using safe words in sex, love, and life in general. A.Ron gives us ways that you can strengthen your social skills so you'll be a social beast once we're done with social distancing.
53 minutes | May 18, 2020
OWT:13 - Stupider Biases
Cecily discusses her favorite cognitive biases and A.Ron talks about pathological video gaming. Link to PsyPost article on Pathological Gaming (https://bit.ly/3cHgG9J) and the study it discusses. (https://bit.ly/2AwfhV8) Read the full "Cognitive bias cheat sheet" article here: https://bit.ly/2zKFeQv Buy a poster with all of the cognitive biases in a neat infographic here: https://www.designhacks.co/products/cognitive-bias-codex-poster Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/swizzbold/
43 minutes | May 4, 2020
OWT:12 - Ready Player Two
In this episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about sharing interests with your partner and helping them feel seen and understood, then A.Ron makes some suggestions about games to play in quarantine. To find the affirmation deck that Cecily uses, look here: https://knockknockstuff.com/products/affirmators-50-affirmation-cards-help-help-without-self-helpy-ness
52 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
OWT:11 - Vanguardians of Sex!
A.Ron discusses the concept of intermittent fasting, and Cecily talks about recognizing, reaching, and retreating from your saturation point. Also, help with our past topic on procrastination, being open about your sex life without your family and friends judging, and an asexual talks about their unique experience with the world. If you want to check out the book Josh from Indy was recommending about procrastination, it is "Long Term Person, Short Term World"!
53 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
OWT:10 - Pro-crastinators
In our 10th episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily fights the fight-or-flight reflex in order to feed-and-breed, and A.Ron tries fighting procrastination with the help of IBSR. If you're interested in reading more about Inquiry Based Stress Reduction A.Ron talks about, you can read about the study here or download a sample questionnaire to guide you through the process here.
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