Upworthy Weekly

Upworthy Weekly

Upworthy’s first podcast is a lighthearted look at some of the site's most popular and engaging stories. It’s the perfect way to shake off the Monday-to-Friday news cycle with a refreshing dose of good news. "Upworthy Weekly" is hosted by Alison Rosen and Tod Perry. Alison is best known for her super popular show “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend" and as the former co-host of "The Adam Carolla Show." Tod is one of Upworthy’s most prolific writers and has a long history in podcasting including the hit shows "Low Budget FM" and “What’s This Tao All About?”

Episodes

December 3, 2022 66 min

What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing the women who have a "voice of God" like Morgan Freeman. George Takei proves that it's never too late to achieve your dreams and a mom shares how audiobooks changed her life.

Plus, Adam Sandler gives a hilarious acceptance speech and Alison contemplates a new career as a pro wrestler.

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What are Tod and Alison talking about this week? The benefits of decorating for Christmas early, how to know you just won an argument and Harvard's advice on how to raise "good kids."

Plus, the one artist "Weird" Al Yankovic won't parody and Tod makes a bold prediction about the future of Twitter.

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A mother shares a poignant post about how friendship changes in your 30s and 40s. People are sharing the life lessons learned "the hard way" and the actor who played Biff in "Back to the Future" sings a funny song about fame.

Plus, controversial Thanksgiving pie opinions and why do people wake up right before their alarms?

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Kids asked God the biggest questions and we have the answers. A woman is confused about whether she has an inner monologue and a mom shares the perfect way to deal with stranger danger.

Plus, Upworthy joins the fight against world hunger and we try to make sense of Elon Musk.

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Alison and Tod celebrate their one-year anniversary by going over the show's brief history and controversial moments. Later, they look into things people enjoy as they age, an unpopular but effective parenting rule, and people share the biggest mistakes they've made.

Plus, a woman rents out her “handy” husband and a montage of some of the show's funniest moments.

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A couple that fell in love after meeting in an elevator got married, proving that love at first sight exists. Also, Jimmy Fallon asked people to share their best last-minute Halloween costume ideas and Anne Hathaway brilliantly tackles the “language of hatred” in a powerful new speech.

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A grandmother has a hilarious handout for everyone who came to her funeral and non-Americans are sharing the things they think every American has in their kitchen.

Plus, Patrick Hamilton from the “Kill By Kill” podcast stops by to share some horror films that are uplifting enough to be deemed “Upworthy.”

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing the funniest things their partners have said in their sleep. Therapists say that horror films can help with anxiety and William Shatner reveals the depressing thing that happens when you go to space.

Plus, a simple explanation for ADHD and Tod is a lair.

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? As Halloween approaches, they share advice on the best and worst in costumes and candy. Later, a mom does an excellent job fielding her daughter’s questions about pregnancy and a father has some thoughts about dads who do the bare minimum.

Plus, a singing parrot and naming your kid after your friend.

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Alison and Tod debate whether kids should be able to name themselves. A woman brings champagne to a one-year-old's birthday party and a bride left at the altar goes on with her wedding anyway.

Plus, Tod has a moral dilemma about life and death.

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Alison and Tod discuss whether West Coast or East Coast people are more kind. Jimmy Fallon’s audience shares their worst first dates and a delivery nurse reveals the worst things men have said while their wives are giving birth.

Plus, Alison has questionable fashion sense and Tod’s having astrological issues.

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What are Alison and Tod Taking about this week? A fussy kindergartener has a real problem with his mom's cooking. People are sharing the things teens aren't ready to hear and people who have everything and still aren’t happy.

Plus, a representative from Nike shares its latest innovation that significantly reduces its carbon footprint. 

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What are Tod and Alison talking about on this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly”? They remember Queen Elizabeth by sharing a funny story from her bodyguard and by nominating the Americans they think are worthy of the crown.

Later, Taylor Hawkins’ son pays tribute to his late father by playing drums with the Foo Fighters and a woman shares her grandmother’s great advice for getting through tough times.

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On this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly,” Alison and Tod talk about the things teachers did in the ‘80s and ‘90s that just wouldn’t fly today. They also discuss a beauty pageant contestant who refuses to wear makeup, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s advice to graduates and how to stop misinformation online.

Plus, a 7-year-old listener rates her week.

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On this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly” Alison and Tod discuss some fun cat stories, a couple who took engagement photos at Olive Garden and a woman whose 100th birthday wish was to be arrested.

Plus, what does a black hole sound like and why is this time of year so special to Tod?

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On this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly” Alison and Tod tackle some tricky parenting questions. Did Britney Spears yell at her kids or was she just being a good parent? What are the worst diaper disasters you’ve experienced? Should parents make their kids pay rent?

Plus, scientists are looking to bring back extinct animals. Didn’t “Jurassic Park” teach us any lessons?

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On this Saturday’s show, Alison and Tod talk about the funny names that kids use for things. Later, they listen to a TikTokker who sounds exactly like Michael Jackson and discuss the things people prefer to do “the old-fashioned way.”

Plus, Tod has a controversial strategy to take the podcast to new heights.

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Alison and Tod talk about the uniquely American things that non-Americans would love to try. Later, they discuss a new study that shows why readers live longer and review a list of funny Arabic idioms.

Plus, why we may have just entered a mythological future.

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In episode 39, Alison and Tod talk about the Disney films that disturbed them as children. They also discuss giant dog beds for humans and a super-sweet surprise that “Weird Al” Yankovic had for his biggest fan.

 Plus, TV icon Norman Lear shares some words of wisdom on his 100th birthday and Alison has to get the proverbial bear out of her proverbial hammock.

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Alicia Silverstone still co-sleeps with her eleven-year-old son. When are children too old to sleep with their parents? Women are sharing the nonsexual things that turn them on and a hilarious Nigerian woman dispels African stereotypes.

Plus, Tod looks at the positive side of having Covid-19 and the vegetables no one can stand. 

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