Married On The Mic

Married On The Mic

A fun podcast about real marriage. Hosted by radio personality Dana McKay and her husband Rick.... Show More

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February 10, 2021 26 min
In this episode, Rick and Dana talk more about "parts" and the therapist's method of helping people heal from past hurts and traumas. They talk about the example given in the book "You Are The One You've Been Waiting For" about a husband who was experiencing severe anger issues. Then Dana gives an example of how the therapist asked her to talk to her younger self and what that was like. The episode takes a n...
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February 2, 2021 34 min
In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about the "repair" session they just had with their marriage counselor. After years of arguing and then just dropping the issues and going back to status quo, they finally had a conversation to make up and resolve a recent disagreement. They also talk more about the "You Are The One You've Been Waiting For" book and explain the 3 projects married couples enter into when their...
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In this episode, Rick and Dana get serious and talk about some more things they are learning in marriage counseling. Their therapist is using the IFS (Internal Family Systems) psychotherapy model to help them heal and understand what parts of themselves are getting in the way of having a fulfilling relationship. We all have triggers and past hurts, called parts, that we carry with us. When we communicate from those parts, we can la...
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In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about how their marriage counselor analyzed a disagreement over Chick-fil-a sauce. They start the episode by explaining why the first attempt at recording went south... They also talk about podcasting pet peeves and a few more words Rick has a hard time pronouncing. Follow us on social media - look us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at marriedonthemic and please be sure to leave us a 5-st...
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January 11, 2021 30 min
We're back after a long hiatus! During our last couple of episodes, we talked about how we had finally decided to go to marriage counseling. Well, we've done several therapy sessions - we almost got kicked out - and now we feel like we're on a good path. Listen as we talk about some job changes, life changes, and the ups and downs of marriage counseling so far. Make sure you leave us a review and follow us on social m...
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In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about what to expect in marriage counseling. Dana found some lists of questions and activities that marriage counselors put together. They answer some of the questions and talk about whether or not the activities might work for them.
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Rick and Dana had to delete the first version of Episode 38 because the subject matter offended a listener. We discuss why we chose to delete the episode and how sharing life on a podcast is a balancing act. We also get into a discussion about some high-profile married super-couples that put on a good show and ended up shocking fans when they announced their separations.
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Rick and Dana are back from vacation and despite being extremely tired, decided to record and release an episode anyway. Rick starts off by telling Dana that people have some questions about things she revealed in the last episode, so she elaborates more on what happened that led her to have a change of heart about their marriage. They also talk about Dana's pre-vacation anxiety and share some highlights of their trip.
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Well hello! It's been a long time... Our last episode was released nearly 9 months ago. We had to stop doing the podcast because we couldn't get through an episode without one of us dropping the mic and storming off. It wasn't working - much like our marriage. Things recently came to a breaking point... We were either going to stay together or separate. Listen to find out what happened.
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In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about what happened when they went to "meet the teacher" at Rocco's school. Why did Rick want to check out the other classrooms? Then they discuss whether or not it's normal to "spy" on your spouse using your home security camera. Rick ended up unplugging it after he overheard Dana's phone conversation with a guy she knows. And at the end of the podcast, Rick gives Dan...
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October 17, 2019 34 min
After a 2 month hiatus, Rick & Dana are back with a new season of Married on the Mic! So what's changed? No much... Rick is still snoring and Dana still doesn't have a full-time job. They explain why they took a hiatus, how their summer vacation went, Rick's bowling mishap, and how long has it been since they... um... well... you know...
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Rick and Dana talk about why they had to take cold showers for 4 days. They also discuss Dana's adulting challenges and why Rick was irritated when he got home the other day to find the door wide open. Plus Rick had a surprise planned for Dana but he figured she wouldn't appreciate it anyway so he told her about it. All that and more in episode 33. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at MarriedOnTheMic and make sure your le...
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In this episode Rick and Dana talk about the last episode they recorded but can't release because it turned into a big fight. They also discuss whether or not you should tell someone if they have something gross on their pants... Rick tells a story of how it happened to him. Dana shares why she thinks she's feeling better lately and what she thinks about Rick's friend making a comment about her "fun bags" in a t...
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Rick returned from a trip to San Diego and went right to work without bothering to call or text Dana. He explains why he didn't think it was a big deal. Dana agreed to feed a friend's goats, pig, and chickens while they were on vacation and quickly realized she will never be a farmer. They also returned to the restaurant with the lackluster waiter discussed in the last episode and Rick wondered if he should say something to...
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In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about the #MySpouseIs challenge and whether or not it was successful in helping them appreciate each other more. Dana talks about why she is feeling good but overwhelmed and Rick wonders how he can support her in her new venture. Finally, is Rick a bad tipper?
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Rick and Dana try to figure out which "type" of relationship they have based on a marriage counselor's list. They discuss the power struggle in their marriage and whether or not they are doing enough self-reflection. Dana also brings up a challenge she thinks they should do but Rick feels like she has an unfair advantage. Thank you for listening, please leave a review and find us on social media!
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After a 3 week hiatus, Rick and Dana are back to explain why things got so heated they couldn't even get through recording an episode. Dana posted a picture of their son Rocco on social media... and Rick didn't want her too. He expressed his feelings but she left the photo up anyway. Listen as they discuss why he doesn't like the picture and why she had a hard time respecting his feelings. We also try to answer a listen...
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Rick and Dana talk about their ongoing disagreement regarding whether or not Rick pays too much attention to what she likes/doesn't like on social media. They also discuss whether or not you need to ask your significant other before making a major change to your appearance. Rick's co-worker majorly spoiled "End Game" for him, so how mad should he be? Plus, is it OK that Dana doesn't ask Rick how his day was or h...
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Rick and Dana are finally back! Why did they slack off on the podcast for a few weeks? They saved a disagreement about Rick's trip to the grocery store for this week's episode... Which led to a discussion about Team Work vs. Favors in a marriage. Dana confesses to being a "slouch" and struggling to find motivation to get off the couch. Rick went to a work training and got some positive reinforcement from co-workers....
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Rick and Dana talk about whether or not married couples should always give each other their honest opinions. They discuss the concert they went to and how they deal with social anxiety. Rick wanted Dana to drive to the show so he could play Clash of Clans in the car, but she refused... Then he went off about what a pain she is when she's in the passenger seat. They also talk about Rickisms and the death of the high-pitched voic...
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