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22 minutes | May 13, 2016
Episode 14: Finding the I in You
On this Episode of The Commute, Nikki Medoro talks with Silicon Valley tech guy Chris Messina. But this isn't a tech story. It's a love story. And the person Messina is trying to fall in love with is himself. Find out how a trip to Burning Man helped Messina discover a truth about himself and how that ultimately destroyed his marriage.
24 minutes | Mar 10, 2016
Episode 13: When "staying the course" is no longer possible
Imagine taking a path for so long to reach a goal. It could be in your career, a relationship or something else. But then all of a sudden, you no longer want to be on that path. The goal you have been working towards is something you no longer want. Would you be able to say goodbye to all you have done to get to this point - in hopes that the unknown future will be better for you? In this episode of The Commute, Nikki Medoro talks with former Pando Daily/GigaOm/ReCode tech reporter Carmel DeAmicis. HER path took her from the Middle East to Columbia Journalism School and then to Silicon Valley. And when she finally got there, she decided to give it all up. Could you do the same in your life? Is the POSSIBILITY of happiness worth changing course?
10 minutes | Jan 29, 2016
Episode 12: Think Happy!!!
In this season of The Commute, it's all about happiness and positivity...and the path people take to get there. In this episode, Nikki Medoro talks with someone who hit rock-bottom in life until a BOOK helped her view life differently. Also listen for a preview of what stories are coming up.
6 minutes | Nov 24, 2015
Pothole Episode 2: Save me from the Boogeyman!
You're on the inside - safe and sound. On the outside, is a child running away from a killer. What do you do? Do you open the door? In this Pothole Episode of The Commute, Nikki Medoro explores this situation that is often found in horror movies. But this time, it's happening to all of us - in real life.
8 minutes | Nov 6, 2015
Episode 11: How the World Turns: Diary and confessions of a mom living in a how-to world
How The World Turns: Diary and Confessions of a Mom Living in a How-To World. In this episode, Nikki Medoro gives a hilarious take on how living in this "how-to" and "simple steps" world can drive people nuts!
14 minutes | Oct 16, 2015
Episode 10: Try A Little Understanding
Understanding each other can be so hard. But why is it so hard to put ourselves in someone else's shoes and realize that there can be more to a situation that what you initially see? On this episode of The Commute, Nikki Medoro talks to the mother of an autistic child who is outraged by a Sunnyvale neighborhood that wants to brand an autistic child a public nuisance. Find out how she is able to understand BOTH sides of argument.
18 minutes | Oct 3, 2015
Episode 9: You are NOT alone
To welcome in October - the season of remembering the dead - Nikki Medoro brings you three stories of spirits trying to communicate with the living. It includes a tale of murder and of a family of spirits that just don't know how to say goodbye.
4 minutes | Sep 23, 2015
Pothole Episode: Dear Volkswagen
This is The Commute's first Pothole Episode. Nikki Medoro has a lesson in lying that she is not only teaching her kids, but hopefully can teach big business. She looking at you Volkswagen.
9 minutes | Sep 18, 2015
Episode 8: Extreme Proposals
Nikki Medoro gives her take on "extreme proposals". You know, the ones that happen on live television, get millions of hits on YouTube or interrupt sporting events. And she shares the story of one proposal that happens in a very unlikely place. At a funeral.
11 minutes | Sep 10, 2015
Episode 7: You lovey...you lovey not
Nikki Medoro is talking love. Well, actually loveys. You know, those blankets, bears or other toys from childhood. Do they survive the trip into becoming an adult or are they stuffed away in the attic, like what almost happened to Woody and Buzz in Toy Story? And what is an adult to do when her lifelong, childhood pal seems to call to her from the closet?
12 minutes | Sep 3, 2015
Episode 6: Alternate vows for an Ashley Madison world.
The supposed popularity of Ashley Madison and its "married dating" website leaves Nikki Medoro confused about what these people were thinking! Meredith Masony of That's Inappropriate is back after getting a lashing from some readers who thought she was being naive. Meredith joins Nikki in discussing what to make of all this and she provides some "alternate vows" for this Ashley Madison world. Is "married dating" ok or a coward's way out? I bet you can guess what Nikki thinks!
14 minutes | Aug 28, 2015
Episode 5: Lessons learned from Maddy Middleton
The murder of 8 year old Maddy Middleton of Santa Cruz, California reminded me of the moment I lost my own son. My story ended up differently, but the little girl's murder had me desperate to find a way to teach my child to protect herself. But find out why the lesson is NOT always about "fighting back".
11 minutes | Aug 21, 2015
Episode 4: Deva Dalporto
Nikki Medoro talks with Deva Dalporto of mylifesuckers.com. Find out how this former Nickelodeon editor turned an unexpected illness and unwanted gift from her husband into video stardom!
11 minutes | Aug 13, 2015
Episode 3: Playing the Odds
In this episode of The Commute, Nikki Medoro talks with Miss "That's Inappropriate" herself Meredith Masony. She writes in her hilarious blog about the way her husband "plays the odds" in order to get some good lovin'! Find out what unusual steps he goes to in order to get a "Yes!". Later in the episode, find out what happens during a social experiment when a man asks 100 random women if they'd like to have sex with him. And then find out what happens when a woman asks 100 random men the same question.
12 minutes | Aug 6, 2015
Episode 2: Screw flowers! I want a guy who will buy me tampons!
Today, I talk with Josh Misner who writes the blog "The Mindful Dad". He shares his story about being asked to his tween daughter's "period talk" at school. Included in the story...the lovable My Little Pony named Rainbow dash, tampon runs and what message he also haves for boys.
8 minutes | Aug 6, 2015
Episode 1: It's not like I want to Jamberry my foot into your 3D lashes! (Or what I meant to say to direct sellers)
Today I talk to Rachael Pavlik or RachRiot about her infamous blog post regarding direct sellers on Facebook. It's called "Jamberry, 3D lashes and other ways to lose Facebook friends." Hear who she was and was NOT talking to in her post. And learn why this humor writer said no to a profile on 20/20!
2 minutes | Aug 6, 2015
The Commute Podcast Trailer
Nikki Medoro is on a mission to make your commute more entertaining. Don't glance at your Facebook feed while driving! You don't need to stare at your phone - hunched over - looking for something to occupy your mind! Slip on your headphones and take a journey on The Commute. Entertainment for your wandering mind. Here's just a peak at what you can expect on The Commute.
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