Married On The Mic

Married On The Mic

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

Episodes

April 26, 2022 32 min
Rick recently made the comment to Dana that "most wives do their husband's laundry." So do they? Why doesn't Dana do Rick's laundry anymore? She used to. How do you split up the household chores and other stuff that needs to get done? Does it matter who is home more often or who makes more money? What is the "mental load" and why do most women carry it? Do men even know what the "mental load" is?...
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We kick off Episode 50 with a review of the Garth Brooks concert we went to in Orlando over the weekend... One of us cried, and we both enjoyed the show. We're both a little skeptical about some of the "impromptu" moments with fans during the show though. Then we talk about our "emotional bank accounts" and how we seem to be taking too many withdrawals without making enough deposits. We welcome your comments, qu...
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In this episode we talk about the celebrity deaths that have hit us in the feels. Then we discuss I-to-I communication - Initiator to Inquirer. It's a process we have worked on with our marriage therapist for over a year. It involves learning how to bring up things that bother us without blaming or name-calling, and how to be an interested listener instead of rushing to defend ourselves or fight back. Thank you for listening!
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March 16, 2022 36 min
If you've been listening to the podcast for a while, you'll remember a few years ago we did an episode and then deleted it less than 24 hours after it was released. This is that episode. We've been busy this week and didn't get a chance to record yet... Rick suggested we re-release the "lost" episode... It's about how to confront a friend. Rick tried to nicely confront a friend about a situation that he ...
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In this episode, we do a quick re-cap of Rick's "not a surprise" birthday party. We talk about the things we like to do as a couple and why we're worried about getting back into one of them. We also discuss some past issues we had in our Florida community and why we talked to our therapist about them before we moved back. We also talk about why it's important to not take things personally, both in your marriage ...
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In this episode, Rick and Dana talk about some of their parenting differences and how they've solved these issues. Do you let your child quit an activity or sport if he's not happy? And do you let your kid get a toy every time you go to the store? They also talk about the Christmas gift Rick wasn't completely happy with and whether or not you should be totally honest when a gift isn't quite right. Then they recommen...
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After over a year off, Rick and Dana are back with a new episode. They'll talk about why they moved back to Florida and what they argued over during the moving process. They also talk about the challenges of doing this podcast and why it's taken so long to get back to it... And finally, the surprise party that isn't happening.
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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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