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New episodes every Thursday! Podcasts: a frontier that isn't actually very final at all. These are the voyages of the podcast A Star to Steer Her By. Our continuing mission: to watch every single episode of Star Trek (even the dumb ones), to comment on and snark at whatever suits our fancy, to boldly split infinitives that no man has split before. Follow our crew of Chris, Jake, Ames, and Caitlin as we explore the universe of Trek, go on wild tangents, crack wise, and make more fart jokes th ...
 
This story begins after a long and devastating war that has left The Federation in shambles. The pressing mission for the remaining ships in Star Fleet is to travel the war-torn galaxy's and find old alleys to reunite under one federation. Many of the classic Star Trek races make an appearance in this series including the Klingons, Romulans and everyone's favorite the Borg! This book is fast paced and a very creative read. It comes recommended highly for anyone who has followed Star Trek and ...
 
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
 
Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private operating foundation, supporting the careers of female seafarers worldwide. Hosted by the founder of Women Offshore, Ally Cedeno, the Women Offshore Podcast brings you stories of working on the water and topics that affect seafarers. You will be inspired by these stories as Ally explores different sea-going careers around the world. Listen in to make waves with the Women Offshore Podcast.
 
Join hosts Dylan and Ryan for a look into gaming culture and concerns. From industry trends like loot boxes to the growing boom of esports, we look at the bigger issues and how they will steer the industry. We believe in games as a form of competition, community, art and above all fun. Be kind to your fellow gamers. Follow us on Twitter @NERPodcast.
 
Transmission Folklore is an urban fantasy audio drama podcast produced by the Lavender Lemonade Collective about a road trip that is technically a kidnapping, running from a murderous siren, and the intertwined intricacies of LGBTQIA+ identities and magic. Transmission Folklore is a Lavender Lemonade Collective production. You can support LGBTQ+ art by LGBTQ+ artists by donating at www.patreon.com/lavenderlem or www.ko-ki.com/lavenderlem ! Check out our website at www.transmissionfolklore.co ...
 
Charles A. Siringo was an American lawman, detective, and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and early 20th century…. After taking part in several cattle drives, Siringo stopped herding to settle down, get married (1884), and open a merchant business in Caldwell, Kansas. He began writing a book, entitled A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony. A year later, it was published, to wide acclaim, and became one of the f ...
 
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DS9 is settling right into its favorite place this week: complete moral ambiguity and no easy answers! First up: a desperate Quark gets into arms dealing, making himself loads of money but driving off his old friends in place of horrible, horrible new ones in "Business As Usual". After that: time for more Occupation flashbacks and revelations as Ki…
 
"I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..." - John Masefield, Sea FeverToday on the Women Offshore Podcast, explore what it is like to sail on a tall ship in modern times. Hear from Ger Tysk, a mate on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the largest civilian sailing school vess…
 
The famous Greek myth of the Bed of Procrustes illustrates the principle that we shouldn’t try to pressure everyone to fit into a single approach. No bed fits every traveler; we can hurt people when we try to force them to fit into our model. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the p…
 
New on the Women Offshore Podcast, be inspired by a woman who now works in space technology. Learn how her skill sets offshore were invaluable in making this career change and pursuing success.Kim Saxton is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Systems Engineering. After graduation…
 
We discuss why spending one hour managing our email inbox can give us a happiness boost, highlight a listener hack about clearing out the photos on our phones, and interview award-winning journalist Gary Taubes about his new book “The Case for Keto.” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram:…
 
When I feel distracted or overwhelmed, I remind myself that I can’t blame the internet. If I want a life with more time for calm and reflection, I need to create it for myself. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.c…
 
No one is who they seem this week on DS9! First up, when the Emergency Medical Hologram's creator chooses Julian to be the template for the next, long-term version we discover there's more to the good Doctor than meets the eye in "Doctor Bashir, I Presume". After that, a would-be femme fatale finds her way into Odo's life, but the mystery to her is…
 
We reveal our “21 for 2021” lists, discuss an easy hack for staying in touch with people long-distance, and Elizabeth gives a gold star to a great music documentary. Registration is still open for The Happiness Project Experience 2021. If you want to join a community focused on making meaningful changes all year long, join today: gretchenrubin.com/…
 
When I’m feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unhappy, I sometimes conjure up an image in my mind—an oak tree in Iowa, or a traffic light in a thunderstorm—to help me to feel calmer. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin…
 
More to listen to in 2021!As the year comes to a close, you may have noticed that our podcast has been a little quiet lately. That's because we are working on providing you with a weekly podcast in 2021! Today, on the Women Offshore podcast, get a sneak peek into what you'll listen to in 2021. We think you will be inspired by sea stories of women m…
 
It's the sneaky two-parter we've been chatting up for a bit since it mucked up our scheduling! Things really hit the fan and a whole lot happens in the one-two punch that is "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light"! Worf and Garak are kidnapped by the Dominion while on a rescue mission, Julian is revealed to have been a Changeling for over …
 
We choose our one-word themes for the year, and encourage listeners to choose their own theme for 2021, we discuss a hack for heading into the new year (plus a bonus wrapping-paper hack), and listeners suggest many practical, helpful ways to show love and support to someone who’s far away. Registration is still open for The Happiness Project Experi…
 
As several examples illustrate, it’s easy to forget that the way we see the world is very much shaped by our own perspective. One person’s reason for taking medication is another person’s negative side effect. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every …
 
Everyone welcome! Welcome to A Star to Steer Her By's 200th Episode spectacular! We've come a long way and we're honestly more than a little amazed to be here! Thank you to all who've joined us!For our big 200 we are eschewing the usual procedure and calling on some former guests to join us for a few rounds of "Trek" trivia before making them have …
 
As 2020 draws to a close, we share many terrific success stories from listeners about their experiences following the “Walk 20 in 2020” challenge, and we reveal our challenge for 2021. (Hint: It’s fun.) Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show…
 
The simplicity and power of Yul Brynner’s anti-smoking ad, aired after his death, makes it unforgettable. This ad transformed his suffering into a story that could save the lives of others. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gr…
 
**Please note that this week’s episode of Transmission Folklore has content warnings for the following: right at the top there is an existential monologue about the end of the world. Through the rest of the episode there is a mention of the uni-bomber, discussion of depression, death by frostbite, suicide and police interventions on mental health i…
 
Some familiar faces are dropping by DS9 this week, for good or ill.First up, when Odo gets his hands on a baby Changeling in "The Begotten," Dr. Mora drops by to meddle. I mean give advice. Yes. After that, the hunt for Eddington continues and is continually botched by Sisko making it personal in "For the Uniform".Also this week: changing our remit…
 
We review our “20 for 2020” lists and reveal what we did—and didn’t—get done in this strange year. We also talk about an easy hack to avoid leaving something behind, and Elizabeth gives herself a decorations demerit. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get th…
 
We finally figure out the meanings behind the contents of the Hider Hole, but not before finding out some cool announcements about Lavender Lemonade Collective. Deep Blue Stars can be found at https://www.deepbluestars.com or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts! Check out our website https://www.transmissionfolklore.com for captioned vide…
 
I had a pain in my foot, and I blamed my foot—until a friend pointed out that I had a tack in my shoe. Whenever I get frustrated, I remind myself that I shouldn’t be too quick to hold myself responsible for the problem. Sometimes the problem is me. But sometimes the problem is something else. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com …
 
As a holiday gift for listeners, I read a story: Charles Dickens’s timeless ghost story, “A Christmas Carol.” These days, while many people have a general impression of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts , they probably haven’t actually read or heard the story. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenr…
 
And so do we! As mentioned a few weeks ago, a two-partner snuck up on us forcing some last-minute rescheduling, and today is the result. So buckle up as the SSHB crew tackles three episodes at once!First up: it's Odd Couples week on DS9 as Quark and Odo are stranded on a hostile world, while Jake and Nog try the roommate thing in "The Ascent". Next…
 
As a holiday gift for listeners, I read a story: Charles Dickens’s timeless ghost story, “A Christmas Carol.” These days, while many people have a general impression of the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts , they probably haven’t actually read or heard the story. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenr…
 
We discuss why you might want to create a ritual to “Exorcise 2020” and share terrific suggestions from listeners, and our own ideas, for how to bid farewell to 2020. We also talk about a tech -related hack that makes it easier to fall asleep, and discuss ways for people to stick to a schedule when working from home. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @…
 
Book-industry people love to tell this old (probably apocryphal) story, because it illustrates the temptation, and the folly, of deciding that your plan for business success is to do only those ventures that will be highly successful. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast s…
 
**This week's episode of Transmission Folklore has content warnings for the following: unintentional manipulation via magic, mentions of divorce and cheating. Please do what you need to to take care of yourself.** Sometimes we come face to face with both new and old mistakes. Check out our website https://www.transmissionfolklore.com for captioned …
 
Just don't travel in "Trek", it never ends well. First up, Dax tries to get Worf to chill by going to Risa, but he instead throws in with a bunch of fun-hating fundie puritans in "Let He Who Is Without Sin...". After that, something goes wrong on the way back from a conference (what?! NEVER!) and we're left exploring Odo's darkest secret in "Things…
 
We suggest revisiting a book that you still remember from high school or college (and reveal the books that we plan to revisit), discuss a funny food-related Know-Yourself-Better question, and explain why, during the winter months, it’s a good idea to run errands in the morning; plus, a listener asks for suggestions about how to give long-distance …
 
When I articulate very clearly in my own mind what I’m seeking to learn, that’s when I start to see the teachers. Teachers are out there—it’s myself that I need to make ready, by acknowledging and defining what I want to learn. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show not…
 
Everything's varying levels of familiar this week on DS9. First up, it feels like "Power Play" but the wrong O'Brien has been possessed in "The Assignment". After that, DS9 goes all "Forrest Gump" and "Back to the Future II" into TOS to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Trek" in the classic "Trials and Tribble-ations"!Also this week: Bajoran MacGu…
 
We discuss why it’s helpful to embrace an attitude of gratitude for what this unprecedented Thanksgiving holiday offers; we do a deep dive into listeners’ useful personal policies; we share an easy money-related hack; and Gretchen gives herself a clutter-related demerit. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get i…
 
In the wonderful children’s book “Little Bear,” Mother Bear takes away Little Bear’s hat, coat, and snow pants so that he can be warm in the fur coat in which he was born. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#n…
 
It's extremes of emotion this week on DS9! First up, everyone's looking to get with Klingons when Quark's ex Grilka shows up in "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places"! After that, Jake sees war up close and finds fear his primary companion in "...Nor The Battle To the Strong".Also this week: improved Dax, sassy solid Odo, and Quarktajino![T…
 
With every 100th episode, we have a very special episode where listeners can ask us anything. We discuss how we were raised, how we prepare to record the podcast, tips for Obligers, why Elizabeth has such a deep love of reality TV, and more. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @Gretche…
 
We don’t have to choose between working toward being happier ourselves and working to increase the happiness of others. The two states reinforce each other. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order…
 
It's all Dominion all the time for the start of Season 5 on DS9! First up, having discovered Gowron is a Changeling agent in the previous finale, Starfleet Intelligence sends in a crack team of non-spy non-assassins to infiltrate a Klingon party and murder the Chancellor in "Apocalypse Rising"! After that, Sisko and his team witness a Jem'Hadar shi…
 
Review how you’re doing in the “Essential 7” areas for Habits, a fun, easy way to celebrate Thanksgiving, and an interview with renowned chef Carla Hall about the power of food, why it’s important to say yes and to say no, and why she doesn’t listen to music in the kitchen. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Ge…
 
It’s important to make sure that we don’t learn the wrong lessons from pain, frustration, criticism, or failure. Like a cat, we want to learn not to sit on a hot stove—but maybe we still want to be able to sit on a stove that’s cold. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast sh…
 
It's big losses all around for everyone's favorite DS9 ship this week. In "Body Parts", Quark preemptively sells his desiccated corpse after a terrible doctor's visit, but the buyer still wants to collect even when it is discovered the bartender is fine, and to refuse is to be banished from Ferengi society! After that, Odo is forced to face the jud…
 
Inspired by “I Voted” stickers, we discuss why you might award yourself a sticker to mark an important accomplishment, talk about a hack for remembering forgotten details, and talk to bestselling writer Rachel Hollis about her new book, “Didn’t See That Coming.” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch o…
 
Sometimes, the transcendent seems to appear in the concreate, ordinary world—in a conversation, in an experience, or even in a person. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order a copy of Gretchen’s …
 
We're borderline topical this week as, just in time for season two to premier, we're taking a look at the first season of Disney+ juggernaut "The Mandalorian"! When an enigmatic bounty hunter finds a target too adorable to just hand over to creepy Imperial Werner Herzog, he finds himself on the run in search of solace and space bucks. Soon he is en…
 
We talk to writer Yaa Gyasi about her compelling bestselling novel “Transcendent Kingdom.” Join my brand-new Outer Order Inner Calm 30-Day SMS Challenge! You’ll get daily text messages with an audio message from me that gives you a simple challenge to create more outer order in your home. Learn more: http://gretchenrubin.com/sms Get in touch: @gret…
 
My daughter’s pediatrician asked a question that showed how well she understand the way children’s minds work. Join my brand-new Outer Order Inner Calm 30-Day SMS Challenge! You’ll get daily text messages with an audio message from me that gives you a simple challenge to create more outer order in your home. Learn more: http://gretchenrubin.com/sms…
 
The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long, which one could say applies to the Jem'Hadar that Sisko and company find themselves having to reluctantly team up with to prevent a splinter group from obtaining a powerful tool in "To the Death". But candles can burn others, and centuries ago other Jem'Hadar left a terrible disease on a onc…
 
Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, hear all about the 2020 virtual conference.Here at Women Offshore, we hosted a virtual event for our 3rd annual conference on October 2nd and 9th. Over the two days, attendees heard keynote speeches and panel discussions, learning from HR representatives and offshore experts. Through interactive sessions and wor…
 
We discuss why you might want to establish your personal policy, I share a reading hack, we take a deep dive into listeners’ hidden delights, and Elizabeth gives herself a demerit related to the pandemic. Join my brand-new Outer Order Inner Calm 30-Day SMS Challenge! You’ll get daily text messages with an audio message from me that gives you a simp…
 
Despite urban planner Robert Moses’s attempts to relieve congestion on New York City’s road, the traffic just got worse. The lesson of “induced travel demand” is something that can apply in our own lives. Join my brand-new Outer Order Inner Calm 30-Day SMS Challenge! You’ll get daily text messages with an audio message from me that gives you a simp…
 
Relationships seem to be the real focal point this week on DS9. First up, Lwaxana is having marriage trouble and Jake has fallen in with a dangerous older woman in "The Muse"! After that, Sisko has to grapple with the fact that his girlfriend might be a traitor while Garak worries Ziyal might be out for blood in "For the Cause"!Also this week: whis…
 
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