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Jul 24, 2018
Stryker systems maintainer Trevor Goodrich swings by the podcast to talk about being in class plays with Weston Scott, getting out of the Army, spending time in Thailand and Malaysia, ISIS' downward spiral, the two types of people in the Army, what a psychic told his mom about him, shellfish allergies, the Hoo-ah phase, why Washington is better than California, whether Trump has helped or hurt the military, being an energetic dork, soccer, getting a sign from God at camp, and suicide.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @hoodrich805
Jul 17, 2018
Photographer and singer-songwriter, Jenny Ashley stops by the podcast to talk about what she would do if she could not fail, working on a couple of bad novels, writing a song for gnome-smashing vandals, recording with Jon Bartel, building relationships with her half siblings, getting back into photography, Justin Vernon, disappointing Neal Breton, critical thinking, Elliott Smith therapy, grading papers in the bathtub, making a divorce work, letting boys cry, the missing component of her marriage, praying with her kids, and taking her son to judo class so he won't hurt her.

Find her online at: https://www.jennyashleyphotography.com/
or https://jennyashley.bandcamp.com/

Or follow her on Instagram: @jenny_bsides
Jul 10, 2018

In celebration of TWO full years of the Are We Okay? Podcast, Alli Wallace and Weston Scott drop by the podcast to talk about the difference between a bush and a tree, discussing politics with guests, the JFK assassination, Uncle Sam's unrequited relationship with his stepson, astral traveling with Cindy Martin, Kenny Gracia's theistic civility, the songs we would strip to, Johnny Wilson's marathon episode, how I feel about frisbee golf, sharing a cheesecake and mimosas with Jenn Hix, whether I'll ever hang out with Jesslyn Brundy, Justin Meddings' Bob Dole jokes, the strangest trolley tour of our lives, stuffing a turkey's wife, Danielle Churchill's green light for empathy, Dallas Bronson's butt, supporting your artist friends like Neal Breton, Savannah Nicholson's growth mindset, being desperate for Ben Ayers' attention, making an album alongside a weekly podcast, Larry Delinger's journals, and trying to live up to Ian Hassett's example. Then we answer a handful of rapid-fire questions, and play a game of Brat Pack Fact Attack: Rat Pack Smacks Back!

Jul 3, 2018
Artist Josh Talbott swings by the podcast to talk about collecting old men, getting a DUI in his driveway, polishing awareness, What I've Learned, spending long hours in your own company, selfishness, only using Facebook for what it's good for, pressing the Pleasure button until you're dead, spreading a sense of wonder, human cooperation, examining what you really want, endurance hunts, the Hollywood of the South, Andrew's unusual body shape, jazz musician bugs, toy paintings, being the dirty kid, painting in public, being broke, the limits of language, the beauty of Cloud Atlas, and fruit leather underwear. 
 
Find him online at: http://www.joshtalbott.com/
Jun 26, 2018
Entrepreneur and "unemployed mother", Jen Manuele stops by the podcast to talk about having a lot of kids, DNA translocation, birth order and effects, drinking my Kool-Aid, "Up Until Now...", Brandnewnoise's Mr. Purple, sibling relationships, opening her own photography studio, Sally Loo's Wholesome Café, how good dogs are, student-teacher respect, her desire to flee to Mexico, wearing a hot sweating infant, moving across the country to get more family time, permaculture, how she named her kids, exploring all of the religions, Frannie's goodbye to Hank, nostalgic smells, the way to cut an orange for optimal eating, and getting into a car accident on purpose to share a moment.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @manuelesgorogue
Jun 19, 2018
Podcaster Chris Morales (The Nightshift with Chris Morales) drops by the podcast to talk about Kendrick Lamar, The Church Of What's Happening Now, comedy writing, music, using his own flavor, local podcasts, The Podcast Movement, playing football, frisbee golf, the Anunnaki, doing mushrooms on the beach on his stepdad's birthday, when G-Baby dies, and being a pretty fun person.
 
Find him online at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nightshift-with-chris-morales/id1341181369?mt=2
Jun 12, 2018
Writer Kiana Hayes swings by the podcast to talk about looking unapproachable, being forced out of introversion, remembering people by their coffee order, getting a job at a pet lodge, not drugging her cat, spoken word, General Ed, The Power of Now, lying to yourself, vulnerability, seeing Rudy Francisco stutter, fountain water nostalgia, people who don't signal their turns, expending energy for empathy, decisive inaction, getting punk'd out of her toys, having young parents, germy little kids, societal pressures, haunting her grandkids, and asking the presence in her room to leave. 
 
Submit your questions for the upcoming Two Year Anniversary episode to areweokaypodcast@gmail.com
Jun 5, 2018
Actress Becky Larson stops by the podcast to talk about wanting to be a dog, learning to feel like a normal human again, sexual assault, submitting a rape kit, doorbell surveillance video, The Hunting Ground, Title IX, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR therapy, seeking closure, cats, sleeping, Spring Awakening, and making really good pasta.
May 29, 2018
Singer-songwriter and plant scientist, Kevin Coons drops by the podcast to talk about being married to Nick Cave, trying to get to some deeper truth in songs, collaboration, Candle, working as a fisheries biologist in Alaska, living a life that revolves around strawberries, playing songs for his kids, Simon Joyner, playing live, defunct Central Coast venues, getting what you give, Kierkegaard, figuring out when to tell your kids that they're going to die, learning about unfairness from the Bible, the cool older guy who completely changed his musical tastes, crying during Moana, being half-Swedish half-acrost, and stealing a Micro Machine. 
 
Find him online at: https://candlemusic.bandcamp.com/
or follow him on Instagram: @kevin_coons
May 22, 2018
Neal Breton returns to the podcast to talk about The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert tracks 7-9, supporting your artist friends, whether I'm too forgiving, band drama, the song he thought was about him and the song that's actually about him, listening to a full album, inviting others into your process, how we're all broken, and paying money for art.
 
The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert is available on CD, cassette tape, and all digital formats at: https://chrislambert.bandcamp.com/

You can also find it on iTunesAmazonSpotify, and wherever else music is sold.
May 15, 2018
Anton Josef Kellner returns to the podcast to talk about The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert tracks 4-6, picking a lead single, how to promote an album, the time I accidentally exposed myself, deconstructing a song, Zen in the Art of Archery, and choosing a favorite song.
 
The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert is available on CD, cassette tape, and all digital formats at: https://chrislambert.bandcamp.com/
 
You can also find it on iTunesAmazon, Spotify, and wherever else music is sold.
May 8, 2018
Ryan Hester returns to the podcast to talk about The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert tracks 1-3, his daughter stepping on a nail, leaving his church and ending his weekly Bible study, learning to swallow his pride, trying to apologize to his friends, why people love revenge stories, and the power we give to politicians who don't even know we exist.
 
The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert is available on CD, cassette tape, and all digital formats at: https://chrislambert.bandcamp.com/
 
You can also find it on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and wherever else music is sold.
May 1, 2018
Artist Dallas Bronson swings by the podcast to talk about Bon Scott-era AC/DC, the first song his mom ever stripped to, the time I roasted him onstage before we'd even met, #IOMWBIAGW, the Shewee, getting a Resurrection Day text from his dad, what his life will be like at 32, Stephen King's On Writing, Jiu-jitsu, podcast etiquette, finding the body of a murder victim when he was 10, fainting at the sight of blood, Sherlock Holmes, PG-13 horror movies, being kicked out of a mosh pit, killing a boar with his girlfriend's car, his 30-day social media cleanse, changing his name, drawing on napkins, the aftermath of his brother-in-law's homicide, Aunt Dallas, getting into a fight at Taco Bell while on acid, and trying to make his girlfriend cry with a birthday gift. 
 
Follow him on Instagram: @neckbutcher
Apr 24, 2018
Jewelry designer Savannah Nicholson (Anahata Rae) stops by the podcast to talk about leaving Roseville, the law of attraction, renting a studio space in San Luis Obispo, how she turned a hobby into a business, making the kind of art that you would enjoy, growth mindset, creating space in your life for the universe, 127, finding a religion that works for her, controlling your reactive side, checking yourself daily, ownership, positive manipulation, whether we're in the bad place, maintaining a personal relationship with her cousin after he passed away, releasing negativity, being a work in progress, figuring it out-ish, and hanging out with Alec.
 
Find her online at: https://www.anahatarae.com/
Apr 17, 2018
I drop by musicologist and blogger Dr. Linda Shaver-Gleason's apartment to talk about female composers, Florence Price, playing the viola, musicology, Felix Mendelssohn's reception, finding something compelling in pop music, writing a blog, Harald Krebs' Fantasy Pieces, escaping school through logic puzzles, reading Mahler scores with her dad, being diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, auditioning for Jeopardy! during brain radiation treatment, outliving a prognosis of six months, the process of chemotherapy, the BRCA2 genetic mutation, what she wants to be remembered for, and why she still feels lucky.
 
Find her online at: https://notanothermusichistorycliche.blogspot.com
or follow her on Twitter: @lindahyphen
Apr 10, 2018
Business owner Ben Ayers swings by the podcast to talk about leaving Santa Maria based on an Excel spreadsheet, his exit plan to Seattle, how an Asperger's diagnosis helped him understand his father, how we came onto each other's radar, rebelling against his parents by only doing exactly what was expected of him and nothing more, how to get my dad to talk to me, why men stopped crying, annoying his band with another sad song, managing a tour for a band, whether I can be the next Mr. Rogers, the last time he wrote a song, occupation vs. recreation, wanting everyone to like you, friendly faces, sitting at home and reading the Thesaurus, starting a family church, the thought of going to Costco and being judged, doing a lot of nothing in Peru, calling himself an agnostic, disentangling gracefully, a near infinite dataset, trying to stop nonexistent confrontations, changing your mind at least once a day, and not needing to know what happens after this. 
 
Follow him on Instagram: @benjamin_ayers
Apr 3, 2018
Youtuber Savannah Campos stops by the podcast to talk about grumpy Disney employees, graphic design, Youtubing, band drama, data loss, CD stores, staying open to new things, using music to evoke emotions, why people listen to Lil Yachty, whether Ed Sheeran hit the mainstream against his will, the executives who sell music, doing something you love vs. just doing something, the demonetization of Youtube, working for someone else, Todoist, sequels and spinoffs, Fifty Shades of Grey, being preached to, particle physics, what's at the bottom of the ocean, whether I'm a reincarnated Titanic passenger, never losing anyone close to her, faking your death to see who comes to your funeral, and crying after yoga.
 
Find her online at: https://www.youtube.com/ladysav/
Mar 27, 2018

Graphic web designer and drumline instructor, Matt Rice drops by the podcast to talk about emo music, Short Answers, keeping your friend groups separated by genre, Oxnard, getting tricked into leading a drumline, salvaging a plumbing website, forgiving bad music, comments sections, assuming he's wrong, political opposites, relative anonymity, tailoring messages, deleting Reddit a few times a week, feeling so small in the Universe, being an INFP, judging people, Kardashian Kulture, feeling like nobody likes you, Schrödinger's friend, Myspace's Top 8, The Catcher in the Rye, spiritual extremism, certainty, the (always) pending nuclear war, whether he's a brain in a vat, Polar Bear Club, and the tall, attractive people of SLO.

Mar 20, 2018
Business owner and makeup artist, Jenn Hix swings by the podcast to talk about coffee shop shows, voices she'd rather never hear again, chewing sounds, being authentic, political differences with her dad, Trump stamps, tattooed eyebrows, getting a permanent scar from her excitement over a phone call from her grandma, conjoined twins, how she interacts at parties, becoming an 'opportunity' to people, losing her spark, discovering coffee, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, Barney's craft bag, faking her period to avoid her dad, making the decision to take her mom off life support at 21, taking over The Queen's Bees, forcing clients to compliment themselves, being mad at God, and telling poop stories.
 
Find her online at: http://thequeensbees.com/
Mar 13, 2018
Artist and entrepreneur, Danielle Churchill stops by the podcast to talk about going from working three jobs to starting her own business, "working" two days a week, finding balance, custom home decor, burning out, selling art, learning new things, making a paper watch, selling seashells in her parents' hallway, the creative process, sharing a studio space, writer's block, negative energy, empathizing with bad people, counting the things you're grateful for, not arguing with people about things they don't want to change, The Golden Rule, and RÜFÜS DU SOL. 
 
Follow her on Instagram: @radicalsoulscollective
Mar 6, 2018
Mixer streamer John Fitch (ShakkaPanda) drops by the podcast to talk about independent web comics, dealing with the beginnings of celebrity, aggressively doing nothing, the lost art of sitting on a couch playing video games with your friends, live streaming, keeping his language PG-13, swapping 'politically correct' with 'polite', adversarial politics, petting the shark backwards, being punished for using spreadsheets to do his math homework, the modern separation of work and play, the life of a samurai, religious absolutes, staying home to care for his dad in his final months, the decision to not become bitter, and the end of Jet Li's Hero. 
 
Find him online at: http://mixer.com/shakkapanda or
https://www.youtube.com/user/shakkapanda
 
Or follow him on Instagram: @shakkapanda
Feb 27, 2018
Assistant pastry chef and line cook, Taylor Tate swings by the podcast to talk about working two jobs, not saying hi to me at a grocery store, A Silent Explosion, leaving shows early to beat the traffic, restringing her grandpa's guitar, stage fright, Jesus, Take The Wheel, what changed after marriage, the best party she's ever been to, being a dog person without a dog, losing her mom on Christmas Eve, being asked to choose between premarital relations and singing in her church band, and why space makes her mind implode. 
 
Follow her on Instagram: @taylortulipp
Feb 20, 2018
Live read actor Justin Meddings stops by the podcast to talk about the Overdue podcast, being the son of a librarian, Bob Dole references, being mesmerized by fish, The Phantom Menace, saying "You bet I do" at the altar, trying to make a lemon drop at home, what to do in Santa Maria, an extinct music scene, handwritten invitations, Jake's Messy Desk, being the older sibling, when to have kids, whether to vote for Oprah, a series of happy or unhappy accidents, and whether or not he plans to smoke forever. 
 
Donate to The Ian M. Hassett Foundation at: http://www.ianmhassett.com/
Feb 13, 2018
Artist and musician, Eva Nappier drops by the podcast to talk about homeschooling her children, being mistaken for a student, doing a little bit of everything, prioritizing your art, helping people figure out who they are, growing up with an artist father, feeding your soul, crying in a Trader Joe's parking lot, feminine strength vs. masculine strength, catcalling, invulnerable politicians, being the best version of yourself, making time for creativity, eliminating impossible tasks, going away to a Christian camp, having a relationship with a person you can't see, and the song she had to help her husband get through.

Find her online at: http://littleestudios.com/
Feb 6, 2018
Singer-songwriter Jon Bartel (The Creston Line, American Dirt) swings by the podcast to talk about soft-hearted nihilism, keeping all of his old toys, his parents' biannual family cassette recording night, paring down his family's dishes, the KonMari Method, the Fender Rhodes-shaped hole in his heart, the history of a guitar, his Dwimmerlaik settings, his favorite bathroom graffiti, subjecting his family to pedal steel at midnight, going to his first dance, grading 600 English papers, building a tomahawk throwing range, falling over and over, letting his kids watch Bee Movie, gun safety, having a low battery in his fire alarm, Primitive Radio Gods, eternity-minded parents, the Lego set he was willing to go to hell for, and Richard Nixon's chair. 
 
Find him online at: http://www.thecrestonline.com/
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