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On The Enthusiasm Enthusiast, host Katie Ward talks with the feminists influencing our politics, media, science, and culture. At the heart of every interview is the essential question, "What are you really enthusiastic about right now?" Katie Ward is an actor, writer, activist, and mom. However, she's also feminist who values intersectionality and is easily excitable.

Latest Episodes

Real American, Parenting, and Allyship: With Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims (https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/)is a lot of things. She's a daughter. She's a mother. She's the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University and a Ted Talk speaker. She holds several degrees including a Law Degree from Harvard. The identity that didn't come as easy to her was that of black woman. In her memoir,ÂReal American, Julie gives us her evolution of how growing up in a mixed race household and in many all white settings meant learning about and loving herself as a black woman would take some time. InÂHow To Raise An Adult, Julie turned her Stanford experience and her mind for research into a manifesto for modern parenting. It's interesting how 2 seemingly unconnected books intertwined beautifully as we talked about them both. We cover so much that this became one of my favorite episodes ever. We also hear from listners Bridget, Jackie, and Mike about the things they're enthusiastic about right now. We shout out previous guestÂLeslie Siu (http://www.theenthusiasmenthusiast.com/2018/04/03/women-running-the-cannabis-industry-with-leslie-siu-women-weed-series-part-2/)and hear about the new doc aboutÂHoward Ashman (http://www.howardmovie.com/). We want to hear what YOU'RE really enthusiastic about right now. Send voice memos or emails to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter: @DeanJulie (https://twitter.com/DeanJulie) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 OCT 31
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Real American, Parenting, and Allyship: With Julie Lythcott-Haims

Ain't No Party Like A Voting Party: With Angie Jean-Marie

EThe people atÂVote Together (https://votetogetherusa.org/)have spent the past couple of years studying ways to increase voter turnout. One way they've found to get people to the polls is to change the culture around voting. By making the experience more communal and celebratory, they're finding voter engagement improves. I spoke with Vote Together's DirectorÂAngie Jean-Marie (https://twitter.com/angiejeanmarie)who shared with me why this cause became so important to her. When more of us vote, we get closer to the democracy upon which America was founded. Vote Together is non-partisan and non-profit. They'll help you find voting celebrations in your community or help you plan one of your own! They've even got party kits. It's time to use Election Day to connect with each other, and support one another moving forward. Thanks to listeners Emily and Amanda for sharing the things you're enthusiastic about. We want to hear from everyone! What are you really vibing on right now? Email theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. You can send a written email or voice memo! Follow us: @votetogether (https://twitter.com/votetogetherusa) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 OCT 16
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Ain't No Party Like A Voting Party: With Angie Jean-Marie

Britney Spears, Feminist Contradiction: With Jen Zaborowski

ESome people are performers, and some people are cultural touchstones. Britney Spears has gone beyond singer/dancer/actor/talent judge to permanent icon status. I've had a long love affair with Britney, so I was thrilled to find the podcastÂWe Need To Talk About Britney (http://wearecampfire.media/podcasts/we-need-to-talk-about-britney/). Actor and writer, Jen Zaborowski hosts the show, and talks not only about Britney's work, but also how Britney's life in the public eye mirrors so much of our culture at large. Thanks to listener Mike for sharing his bit of enthusiasm for this episode. We want to hear from you! Send us something you're really enthusiastic about right now via voice memo or written email to theenthusiasmenthuiast@gmail.com. You can tell us who you are or stay anonymous. Follow us: @wnttab (https://twitter.com/wnttab) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward) Call Jen's Britney Spears Hotline: 814-277-3277

-1 s2018 OCT 2
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Britney Spears, Feminist Contradiction: With Jen Zaborowski

Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

EOn this episode, Ahmed Best and I continue our discussion about Star Wars. We talk about how the backlash Ahmed experienced is both similar and different to whatÂLoan Tran (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/movies/kelly-marie-tran.html)(originally known to audiences as Kelly Marie Tran) experienced with The Last Jedi. We also talk about how excited we are forÂAndrew Gillum's campaign (https://splash.andrewgillum.com/?ref=https://andrewgillum.com/)for Governor in Florida and how we believe displaced Puerto Ricans might save us all. We love our Puerto Rican sisters and brothers! We get enthusiasm from Kristi Lee ofÂCanadian True Crime Podcast (https://canadiantruecrime.ca/). Please send voice memos or emails about the things you're enthusiastic about to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. We want to hear from you!! Got some delicious sauvignon blanc fromÂLapis Luna Wines (https://lapislunawines.com/). You should check them out. Find us on twitter @ahmedbest (https://twitter.com/ahmedbest) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 SEP 19
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Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

ETrigger Warning: Suicide In July, my friend Ahmed Best revealed that in his darkest days he contemplated taking his own life. The pendulum of his career has been nothing short of extraordinary. He got his big break performing in the cast ofÂStomp The Musical which led to an offer to play a first-of-its-kind character in the Star Wars prequels. His character, Jar Jar Binks, would lead the way for the development of motion capture technology in film, but he would also become the punching bag for everything fans didn't love about the movies. Ahmed was in the precarious position of being associated with a character who both was and wasn't him. He took the hit, but not the accolades, until a generation of Star Wars fans had kids who LOVE Jar Jar. The part no one seems to address is how racism played a huge role in the blowback. After years of trying to pivot away from discussing the toll it took on him, Ahmed is now developing a one man show to dig in to the dark and the light. You can follow this evolutionÂhere (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-EnAAGNilzMoXWTqBQYog). We had such a great talk that I'm bringing you two episodes with Ahmed! If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-TALK. Our burst of enthusiasm comes from Laura Higgs. She's loving the bookÂHow To Raise An Adultby Julie Lythcott-Haims. Please tell me about the things igniting your enthusiasm. You can send emails or voice memos to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Follow us: @ahmedbest (https://twitter.com/ahmedbest) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 SEP 5
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Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

Rise Up For Roe: With Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Alyssa Milano, Jess McIntosh, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, and Jess Morales Rocketto

EWhen Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, my heart dropped, and I wasn't alone. Millions of women who have marched, organized, and donated saw their civil rights being swept away from our current administration by the recommendation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Women's health is not the only issue in grave danger if Kavanaugh gets the seat. Immigration, LGTBQ rights, and almost every facet of American life will be affected. We're being told Kavanaugh is a foregone conclusion. What you will hear in this show is that IT IS NOT. But we need your help. Please listen to and share this episode featuring the Los Angeles stop on theÂRise Up For Roe Tour (https://www.riseupforroe.com/).ÂThe arguments that thisÂis the most important issue, and weÂcan win are compelling. You'll hear from some incredible leaders and some of my personal heroes: @laurenduca (https://twitter.com/laurenduca) @cecilerichards (https://twitter.com/CecileRichards) @alyssa_milano (https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano) @jess_mc (https://twitter.com/jess_mc) @importantmeagan (https://twitter.com/importantmeagan) @jesslivmo (https://twitter.com/JessLivMo) @naral (https://twitter.com/NARAL) PleaseÂshare this episode on social media, and email me a voice memo with something YOU are enthusiastic about. I want to hear from you! Email theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Find me onÂTwitter (https://twitter.com/katiefward)andÂInstagram (https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/)@katiefward. Special thanks to Jen Edds fromÂBrassyBroad.com (http://brassybroad.com/)for helping with the audio on this episode.

-1 s2018 AUG 22
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Rise Up For Roe: With Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Alyssa Milano, Jess McIntosh, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, and Jess Morales Rocketto

How To Travel For Next To Nothing: With Nina Manni

EOne of my favorite things is to see is when a friend keys into their passion. This has been the case with my friend and repeat guest, Nina Manni. She left her comedy career behind when she realized it wasn't making her happy. What DID make her happy was traveling all over the world for CHEAP, but doing it well. Once she figured out how to do it, she wanted to help others do it too. She's got some great tips for everyone! Here are some of the links to the other things we discuss: Nina'sÂcourse (https://www.get2thepointworkshop.com/learn-more) to help you learn about miles/points. Shoutouts toÂHK Fitness (https://hkfitnessla.com/)doing the Snatched program created byÂMark Fisher Fitness (https://markfisherfitness.com/). Follow us on instagram! @get2thepointpod (https://www.instagram.com/get2thepointpod/) @katiefward (https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/) Send me a voice memo of what YOU are really enthusiastic about right now! Email theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com.

-1 s2018 AUG 8
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How To Travel For Next To Nothing: With Nina Manni

Therapy Is For Everyone: With Matt Marr

EIf you have ever felt like therapy was not for you, this episode is for you. I wanted to open up a little about my experience with therapy, and eliminate some of the stigma around it. It was the perfect time to give you a talk withÂMatt Marr (http://www.cabargay.com/). Matt is a therapist, an actor, and hostsÂThe Dear Mattie Show (http://www.dearmattieshow.com/). We met after he killed the competition at the Podcast Movement. Within moments, we became fast friends. He's Southern, gay, and loves Wonder Woman. This is my trifecta! I hope you'll check out his work! And if you feel yourself getting overwhelmed by life and the world, please know there is no shame in seeking the help of a therapist. I promise, when you find the right fit, it can be life-changing. Don't forget to send me your voice memos telling me what YOU'RE enthusiastic about right now. Send them to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Follow us! Twitter -Â@themattmarr (https://twitter.com/theMattMarr) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward) Instagram -Â@themattmarr (https://www.instagram.com/themattmarr/) @katiefward (https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/)

-1 s2018 JUL 24
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Therapy Is For Everyone: With Matt Marr

Smaller Elections, Huge Impact: With Anna Eskamani

Do you know who holds office for your district in the House of Representatives for your State? If you don't, you're not alone. With the country so hyper focused on national politics, it might seem tedious to focus on local government. However, no one is having a greater impact on your daily life than your locally elected officials.ÂNot to mention, as we are all connected, we also need to know what's happening in cities and towns across the country. This is why I wanted to talk withÂAnna Eskamani (https://www.annaforflorida.com/). She's running for the 47th District State House seat in my hometown of Orlando, FL. She's not your typicalÂcandidate (https://www.annaforflorida.com/endorsements/). Anna is the daughter of Iranian immigrants. Her dear mother passed away when Anna was only 13 years old. She was a Senior Director for Planned Parenthood. She holds multiple degrees from the University of Central Florida and is pursuing a doctorate as well. Anna has been on the front lines of community building from a very young age. She is the embodiment of the American dream including the most important part of the dream where those who succeed pay it forward. To donate to her campaign, goÂhere! (https://secure.ngpvan.com/W-avqVbDo02LoRrhngSPzg2) Follow us: @AnnaForFlorida (https://twitter.com/AnnaForFlorida) @KatieFWard (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 JUL 10
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Smaller Elections, Huge Impact: With Anna Eskamani

Escapism, Ibiza, and Housewives: With Lauryn Kahn

ERaise your hand if you need a mental health break. I know I do. If this is you too, I highly recommend checking out the Netflix film,ÂIbiza (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw27eMJH3H4). It stars Gillian Jacobs (Community), Vanessa Bayer (SNL), Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens), and Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones). I loved the movie so much, I asked screenwriterÂLauryn Kahn (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2808340/)to talk with me about her career, her fave rom coms, and why you can be a feministÂandlove the Real Housewives. She also shared with me her feelings on how weed an empathy go hand in hand. If you want to check out the Women & Weed episodes we discuss, goÂhere (http://www.theenthusiasmenthusiast.com/2018/03/20/moms-weed-with-kim-griffin-women-weed-series-part-1/). She gives me the skinny on her long and winding road to Ibiza. Check out this profile on her fromÂGlamour (https://www.glamour.com/story/the-story-behind-netflix-ibiza). Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurynkahn/ https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/ And Twitter: @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward) @youdonknowme (https://twitter.com/YouDonKnowMe) Â

-1 s2018 JUN 26
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Escapism, Ibiza, and Housewives: With Lauryn Kahn

Latest Episodes

Real American, Parenting, and Allyship: With Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims (https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/)is a lot of things. She's a daughter. She's a mother. She's the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University and a Ted Talk speaker. She holds several degrees including a Law Degree from Harvard. The identity that didn't come as easy to her was that of black woman. In her memoir,ÂReal American, Julie gives us her evolution of how growing up in a mixed race household and in many all white settings meant learning about and loving herself as a black woman would take some time. InÂHow To Raise An Adult, Julie turned her Stanford experience and her mind for research into a manifesto for modern parenting. It's interesting how 2 seemingly unconnected books intertwined beautifully as we talked about them both. We cover so much that this became one of my favorite episodes ever. We also hear from listners Bridget, Jackie, and Mike about the things they're enthusiastic about right now. We shout out previous guestÂLeslie Siu (http://www.theenthusiasmenthusiast.com/2018/04/03/women-running-the-cannabis-industry-with-leslie-siu-women-weed-series-part-2/)and hear about the new doc aboutÂHoward Ashman (http://www.howardmovie.com/). We want to hear what YOU'RE really enthusiastic about right now. Send voice memos or emails to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter: @DeanJulie (https://twitter.com/DeanJulie) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 OCT 31
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Real American, Parenting, and Allyship: With Julie Lythcott-Haims

Ain't No Party Like A Voting Party: With Angie Jean-Marie

EThe people atÂVote Together (https://votetogetherusa.org/)have spent the past couple of years studying ways to increase voter turnout. One way they've found to get people to the polls is to change the culture around voting. By making the experience more communal and celebratory, they're finding voter engagement improves. I spoke with Vote Together's DirectorÂAngie Jean-Marie (https://twitter.com/angiejeanmarie)who shared with me why this cause became so important to her. When more of us vote, we get closer to the democracy upon which America was founded. Vote Together is non-partisan and non-profit. They'll help you find voting celebrations in your community or help you plan one of your own! They've even got party kits. It's time to use Election Day to connect with each other, and support one another moving forward. Thanks to listeners Emily and Amanda for sharing the things you're enthusiastic about. We want to hear from everyone! What are you really vibing on right now? Email theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. You can send a written email or voice memo! Follow us: @votetogether (https://twitter.com/votetogetherusa) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 OCT 16
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Ain't No Party Like A Voting Party: With Angie Jean-Marie

Britney Spears, Feminist Contradiction: With Jen Zaborowski

ESome people are performers, and some people are cultural touchstones. Britney Spears has gone beyond singer/dancer/actor/talent judge to permanent icon status. I've had a long love affair with Britney, so I was thrilled to find the podcastÂWe Need To Talk About Britney (http://wearecampfire.media/podcasts/we-need-to-talk-about-britney/). Actor and writer, Jen Zaborowski hosts the show, and talks not only about Britney's work, but also how Britney's life in the public eye mirrors so much of our culture at large. Thanks to listener Mike for sharing his bit of enthusiasm for this episode. We want to hear from you! Send us something you're really enthusiastic about right now via voice memo or written email to theenthusiasmenthuiast@gmail.com. You can tell us who you are or stay anonymous. Follow us: @wnttab (https://twitter.com/wnttab) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward) Call Jen's Britney Spears Hotline: 814-277-3277

-1 s2018 OCT 2
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Britney Spears, Feminist Contradiction: With Jen Zaborowski

Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

EOn this episode, Ahmed Best and I continue our discussion about Star Wars. We talk about how the backlash Ahmed experienced is both similar and different to whatÂLoan Tran (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/movies/kelly-marie-tran.html)(originally known to audiences as Kelly Marie Tran) experienced with The Last Jedi. We also talk about how excited we are forÂAndrew Gillum's campaign (https://splash.andrewgillum.com/?ref=https://andrewgillum.com/)for Governor in Florida and how we believe displaced Puerto Ricans might save us all. We love our Puerto Rican sisters and brothers! We get enthusiasm from Kristi Lee ofÂCanadian True Crime Podcast (https://canadiantruecrime.ca/). Please send voice memos or emails about the things you're enthusiastic about to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. We want to hear from you!! Got some delicious sauvignon blanc fromÂLapis Luna Wines (https://lapislunawines.com/). You should check them out. Find us on twitter @ahmedbest (https://twitter.com/ahmedbest) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 SEP 19
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Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

ETrigger Warning: Suicide In July, my friend Ahmed Best revealed that in his darkest days he contemplated taking his own life. The pendulum of his career has been nothing short of extraordinary. He got his big break performing in the cast ofÂStomp The Musical which led to an offer to play a first-of-its-kind character in the Star Wars prequels. His character, Jar Jar Binks, would lead the way for the development of motion capture technology in film, but he would also become the punching bag for everything fans didn't love about the movies. Ahmed was in the precarious position of being associated with a character who both was and wasn't him. He took the hit, but not the accolades, until a generation of Star Wars fans had kids who LOVE Jar Jar. The part no one seems to address is how racism played a huge role in the blowback. After years of trying to pivot away from discussing the toll it took on him, Ahmed is now developing a one man show to dig in to the dark and the light. You can follow this evolutionÂhere (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-EnAAGNilzMoXWTqBQYog). We had such a great talk that I'm bringing you two episodes with Ahmed! If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-TALK. Our burst of enthusiasm comes from Laura Higgs. She's loving the bookÂHow To Raise An Adultby Julie Lythcott-Haims. Please tell me about the things igniting your enthusiasm. You can send emails or voice memos to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Follow us: @ahmedbest (https://twitter.com/ahmedbest) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 SEP 5
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Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

Rise Up For Roe: With Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Alyssa Milano, Jess McIntosh, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, and Jess Morales Rocketto

EWhen Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, my heart dropped, and I wasn't alone. Millions of women who have marched, organized, and donated saw their civil rights being swept away from our current administration by the recommendation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Women's health is not the only issue in grave danger if Kavanaugh gets the seat. Immigration, LGTBQ rights, and almost every facet of American life will be affected. We're being told Kavanaugh is a foregone conclusion. What you will hear in this show is that IT IS NOT. But we need your help. Please listen to and share this episode featuring the Los Angeles stop on theÂRise Up For Roe Tour (https://www.riseupforroe.com/).ÂThe arguments that thisÂis the most important issue, and weÂcan win are compelling. You'll hear from some incredible leaders and some of my personal heroes: @laurenduca (https://twitter.com/laurenduca) @cecilerichards (https://twitter.com/CecileRichards) @alyssa_milano (https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano) @jess_mc (https://twitter.com/jess_mc) @importantmeagan (https://twitter.com/importantmeagan) @jesslivmo (https://twitter.com/JessLivMo) @naral (https://twitter.com/NARAL) PleaseÂshare this episode on social media, and email me a voice memo with something YOU are enthusiastic about. I want to hear from you! Email theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Find me onÂTwitter (https://twitter.com/katiefward)andÂInstagram (https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/)@katiefward. Special thanks to Jen Edds fromÂBrassyBroad.com (http://brassybroad.com/)for helping with the audio on this episode.

-1 s2018 AUG 22
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Rise Up For Roe: With Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Alyssa Milano, Jess McIntosh, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, and Jess Morales Rocketto

How To Travel For Next To Nothing: With Nina Manni

EOne of my favorite things is to see is when a friend keys into their passion. This has been the case with my friend and repeat guest, Nina Manni. She left her comedy career behind when she realized it wasn't making her happy. What DID make her happy was traveling all over the world for CHEAP, but doing it well. Once she figured out how to do it, she wanted to help others do it too. She's got some great tips for everyone! Here are some of the links to the other things we discuss: Nina'sÂcourse (https://www.get2thepointworkshop.com/learn-more) to help you learn about miles/points. Shoutouts toÂHK Fitness (https://hkfitnessla.com/)doing the Snatched program created byÂMark Fisher Fitness (https://markfisherfitness.com/). Follow us on instagram! @get2thepointpod (https://www.instagram.com/get2thepointpod/) @katiefward (https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/) Send me a voice memo of what YOU are really enthusiastic about right now! Email theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com.

-1 s2018 AUG 8
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How To Travel For Next To Nothing: With Nina Manni

Therapy Is For Everyone: With Matt Marr

EIf you have ever felt like therapy was not for you, this episode is for you. I wanted to open up a little about my experience with therapy, and eliminate some of the stigma around it. It was the perfect time to give you a talk withÂMatt Marr (http://www.cabargay.com/). Matt is a therapist, an actor, and hostsÂThe Dear Mattie Show (http://www.dearmattieshow.com/). We met after he killed the competition at the Podcast Movement. Within moments, we became fast friends. He's Southern, gay, and loves Wonder Woman. This is my trifecta! I hope you'll check out his work! And if you feel yourself getting overwhelmed by life and the world, please know there is no shame in seeking the help of a therapist. I promise, when you find the right fit, it can be life-changing. Don't forget to send me your voice memos telling me what YOU'RE enthusiastic about right now. Send them to theenthusiasmenthusiast@gmail.com. Follow us! Twitter -Â@themattmarr (https://twitter.com/theMattMarr) @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward) Instagram -Â@themattmarr (https://www.instagram.com/themattmarr/) @katiefward (https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/)

-1 s2018 JUL 24
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Therapy Is For Everyone: With Matt Marr

Smaller Elections, Huge Impact: With Anna Eskamani

Do you know who holds office for your district in the House of Representatives for your State? If you don't, you're not alone. With the country so hyper focused on national politics, it might seem tedious to focus on local government. However, no one is having a greater impact on your daily life than your locally elected officials.ÂNot to mention, as we are all connected, we also need to know what's happening in cities and towns across the country. This is why I wanted to talk withÂAnna Eskamani (https://www.annaforflorida.com/). She's running for the 47th District State House seat in my hometown of Orlando, FL. She's not your typicalÂcandidate (https://www.annaforflorida.com/endorsements/). Anna is the daughter of Iranian immigrants. Her dear mother passed away when Anna was only 13 years old. She was a Senior Director for Planned Parenthood. She holds multiple degrees from the University of Central Florida and is pursuing a doctorate as well. Anna has been on the front lines of community building from a very young age. She is the embodiment of the American dream including the most important part of the dream where those who succeed pay it forward. To donate to her campaign, goÂhere! (https://secure.ngpvan.com/W-avqVbDo02LoRrhngSPzg2) Follow us: @AnnaForFlorida (https://twitter.com/AnnaForFlorida) @KatieFWard (https://twitter.com/katiefward)

-1 s2018 JUL 10
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Smaller Elections, Huge Impact: With Anna Eskamani

Escapism, Ibiza, and Housewives: With Lauryn Kahn

ERaise your hand if you need a mental health break. I know I do. If this is you too, I highly recommend checking out the Netflix film,ÂIbiza (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw27eMJH3H4). It stars Gillian Jacobs (Community), Vanessa Bayer (SNL), Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens), and Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones). I loved the movie so much, I asked screenwriterÂLauryn Kahn (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2808340/)to talk with me about her career, her fave rom coms, and why you can be a feministÂandlove the Real Housewives. She also shared with me her feelings on how weed an empathy go hand in hand. If you want to check out the Women & Weed episodes we discuss, goÂhere (http://www.theenthusiasmenthusiast.com/2018/03/20/moms-weed-with-kim-griffin-women-weed-series-part-1/). She gives me the skinny on her long and winding road to Ibiza. Check out this profile on her fromÂGlamour (https://www.glamour.com/story/the-story-behind-netflix-ibiza). Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurynkahn/ https://www.instagram.com/katiefward/ And Twitter: @katiefward (https://twitter.com/katiefward) @youdonknowme (https://twitter.com/YouDonKnowMe) Â

-1 s2018 JUN 26
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Escapism, Ibiza, and Housewives: With Lauryn Kahn