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?” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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November 21, 2023 40 mins

Alison and Tod are back with a new show, "Alison and Tod: After Hours" and we wanted to share it with our "Upworthy Weekly" audience by giving them a free preview. In this collection of clips, Tod tries to help Alison with her mental health by suggesting some alternatives to traditional therapy. Later, the perils of feeding hot chicken to a 7-year-old and everyday phrases people that make them unlikeable.


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On the final episode of Upworthy Weekly, Alison and Tod reveal their plans for the future and thank the Upworthy team for supporting the podcast for the past two years. But even though it’s the last show doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of great stories to discuss.

In episode 65, Alison and Tod go over the new “self-dating” trend, how to find love at Home Depot, polyamory, and the “fire-breathing demon dog.”

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A comedian shares the "awful" toys and pop culture kids in the '80s had to endure. A Gen Xer gives valuable life advice for Gen Z and a 10-year-old has an impressive interview with Raiders' star Devante Adams.

Plus, a woman gives out her "mystery" number to a guy at a bar.

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A mom shares the hilarious story of when she mistook Jésus for Jesus. A woman outwits a credit card fraudster and parents are sharing the moment their kids learned how babies are made.

Plus, Ke Huy Quan’s amazing comeback and why we won’t be attending the podcast awards. 

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A woman challenges herself to do something new every day of the year. A nun and a friar find forbidden love and a psychologist gives evidence-based tips on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Plus, is Alison on today’s show the real Alison?

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December 31, 2022 38 mins

Alison and Tod wrap up the year by finishing a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022. In part two of two, they discuss a couple who lives permanently on cruise ships, the “adult problems no one prepared you for” and how an Instacart driver saved someone’s life. 

Which story made it to number one? Listen and see.

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Alison and Tod wrap up the year by covering a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022. In the first of two episodes, Jennifer Garner shares her random act of kindness, science has determined the most effective way to flirt and people are sharing the parenting strategies that “need to end now.”

Plus, Tod really embarrassed himself at the supermarket. 

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What are Alison and Tod talking about on this week's show? People are sharing the recurring dreams that they just can't stop having. A guy goes viral for sharing a wonderful meeting with 'James Bond' as a kid and Jessica Chastain talks about how she broadens her daughter's horizons.

Plus, a couple wears the wrong thing to a beach resort and Tod's Chris Farley story. 

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What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Kristen Bell shares why she wants to raise girls who are “nice.” Yoko Ono explains how John Lennon’s creativity came from his inner child and a therapist explains why people are so attracted to conspiracy theories.

Plus, a listener shares some harsh criticism and how Alison helped make Tod a better person. 

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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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