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One Weird Trick!
50 minutes | a month ago
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! Cookie recipes: S'mores cookies Funfetti cookies Jesus' Tits
70 minutes | 2 months ago
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 Home Listener 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 | 2 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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 Elgin A.Ron's Certified and Approved Heating Pad: "Mighty Bliss" Large Electric Heating pad
43 minutes | 3 months ago
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 | 4 months ago
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 | 4 months ago
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 | 4 months ago
OWT:21 - Womanizer with a Maglite
This week on One Weird Trick, A.Ron talks about 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 | 5 months ago
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 | 5 months ago
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. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: The Psychology of Change: Self-Affirmation and Social Psychological Intervention Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards Deck "Nonviolent Communication" - Marshall Rosenberg Workshop
38 minutes | 6 months ago
OWT:18 - Taco Sl*t vs. Burrito Gorge
In this episode, Cecily explores the differences between love and hate. Then, A.Ron breaks down resentment, covert contracts, and enlightened selfishness. Finally, a listener writes in about how to have a relationship as an adult. Join our monthly Patreon livestream on August 6th at 8pm ET by posting your questions/topics on the Patreon topic thread or join by becoming a patron here!
52 minutes | 6 months ago
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. If you want to dive deeper into the concepts discussed in the podcast, start here: Harper's Bizzare article: "Women Aren't Nags—We're Just Fed Up" by Gemma Hartley The Atlantic article: "The Concept Creep of ‘Emotional Labor" by Julie Beck For quality cat content, look no further: YAS cat Southern "well, hi!" cat
90 minutes | 7 months ago
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 | 7 months ago
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, the 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. Resources: Anti-racist reading list by Ibram X. Kendi: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/204842963/1357692923 Links to some Black voices to follow on Instagram, and other social media. Act Blue allows donations to multiple bail funds at the same time: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn?refcode=tweet Black-owned bookstores by state: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/06/9851084/black-owned-bookstores-independent-online
57 minutes | 8 months ago
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. Then, they discuss feedback about talking to your inner child, what can be done for a marriage afflicted with dead bedroom syndrome, and trying to keep your sanity in the current news cycle as a sexual vanguardian. If you want to see a brief video that explains how the Internal Family Systems model of therapy works, check Dr. Richard Schwartz explanation here!
53 minutes | 8 months ago
OWT:13 - Stupider Biases
In lucky number 13th episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily discusses her favorite cognitive biases and A.Ron talks about pathological video gaming. Link to PsyPost article on Pathological Gaming and the study it discusses. Read the full "Cognitive bias cheat sheet" article here: https://medium.com/better-humans/cognitive-bias-cheat-sheet-55a472476b18 Buy a poster with all of the cognitive biases in a neat infographic here: https://www.designhacks.co/products/cognitive-bias-codex-poster Shop for Swizzbold merch here: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/swizzbold/
43 minutes | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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. The listeners also write in with suggestions for 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 | 9 months ago
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.
46 minutes | 10 months ago
OWT:9 - Despair, but Make it Art
Cecily and A.Ron are back to offer more weird tricks - A.Ron fills us in on a few more types of "reply guys", Cecily fully embraces Dadaism, and they hear a little bit from the listeners.
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