Thursday, December 8, 2022 Do it Anyway with Sally Herships

It requires you to push the insecurities and noise away.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Taking a Break with Lisa Congdon

"A lot of us live with a scarcity mindset but what I've come to realize is these are just stories we tell ourselves..."

Thursday, December 1, 2022 Build Your Own Reward System with Jesus Lopez

When you want to build a habit you have to create a celebration.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Making Meaning Twice a Day with Trixie

Where do your happiness bumps come from?

Thursday, November 17, 2022 Your Deepest Creative Desire with Liza Bielby

"...all of the things that you'e ever wanted to have in something..."

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Tell Me More with Jessi Hempel

"The closeness and the connection that comes from feeling heard and doing the hearing."

Thursday, November 10, 2022 Making Sentimental Bookmarks with Maleny Martinez

"Use the cards you get from friends and family...as bookmarks."

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 How to Fall with Michael Anthony

"How do you fall down 50 times and get back up?"

Thursday, November 3, 2022 Killing Time Productively with Kelly C.

Come up with something you want to perfect to take your mind off a tough wait in your life.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 You Need a Manifesto with Charlotte Burgess-Auburn

"...how do you determine not just what you can do, but what you should do, what you must do, and how to do it? You need a manifesto."

Thursday, October 27, 2022 Connecting What You Care About with What's On Your Ballot with Stephanie Rowden

"Help welcome people into the process by making it welcoming, clear, understandable and maybe even a little delightful. Is that too much to ask?"

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Treat Yourself to Better Car Snacks with Ethan Frisch

"For long drives especially you want a little hit of sugar and sharp flavor to keep you awake."

About The Show

The Best Advice Show is your reminder that there are weird, delightful and effective ways to make life slightly and sometimes profoundly better.  In every (very short) episode of the show, a different contributor offers their take on making life more joyful, healthful and livable and it's likely gonna be something you can try today, if you want. 

Contributors include poet Hanif Abdurraqib, Yung Pueblo, Gretchen Rubin, Tune-Yards, Ann Friedman, adrienne maree brown, Mark Bittman, Zak's wife, child, best friends and YOU (call Zak with your advice at 844-935-BEST).  

Zak Rosen is the host and creator of TBAS.  He also co-hosts Slate's parenting show, Mom and Dad Are Fighting and he co-created and produces Pregnant Pause, How To Survive the End of the World and Freedom Dreams. He facilitates workshops and consults with museums, high schools, universities, and community organizations on various story-based projects. He's also a counselor at Radio Campfire, a live listening event series and a coach at the Detroit Writing Room.


on 2/3/2022

Love all the short easy to listen to pieces of advice. Especially enjoy food Friday but I do like the diversity of all of the advice!
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on 1/23/2022

Love all the advice!
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on 1/8/2022

Zak’s approach to sharing the advice is so fun and relatable. I love that he moves through each topic quickly. He makes the point, plays the audio and keeps it simple. I love it and have enjoyed every episode.
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