Thursday, April 13, 2023 Wonder is a Mental State with Dr. Erika Bocknek

Dr. Erika Bocknek on how to use the language of wonder to connect, build relationships and solve problems.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 The Venn Diagram of Partnership with Laura Cathcart Robbins

Your circle. Their Circle. And a shared circle.

Thursday, April 6, 2023 A Hot Take and A Cold Take with Eric Silver

Eric Silver explains that if you don't have a mentor, don't sweat it. Also, some advice to improve your iced coffee game.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Confronting Your Ego with Liz Alpern

Learn how to humble yourself by making a bread of affliction!

Thursday, March 30, 2023 Episode #500 with a Very, Very Special Guest

Who Wants it More?

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Consider Doing Fewer Things Better with Jonathan Fields

Zak talks Jonathan Fields about how to whittle your work life down to the right amount of projects.

Thursday, March 23, 2023 Don't Use the Words 'Love' or 'Passion' in your Cover Letter with Laura Weber Davis

"MAKE YOUR FIRST SENTENCE A BANGER and if you can avoid starting with the word 'I'...even better"

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Let Your Voice Break with Abigail Bengson

"There's an idea that there are good voices and bad voices. I think it comes from the same dangerous set of ideas that tells us there are good bodies ...

Thursday, March 16, 2023 Help the Person Carrying the Box with Victor Varnado

Victor Varnado (born May 15, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is African American and albinistic. He was born legally blind due to...

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Life is a Series of Problems with Sarah Polley

"Life has a gap in it. It just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it like some lunatic."

Thursday, March 9, 2023 Create the Job you Want with Arielle Nissenblatt

Arielle knew very few people in podcasting. She didn't have any hard skills that qualified her for a podcast job. So she set out to create a podcast f...

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 You've Been Peeling Vegetables Wrong with Zoë Komarin

I've been misusing vegetable peelers for my entire life. That is, until last week when Zoë showed me a better way.

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 2/1/2023

This is the go-to show for unexpected laughter, and on the flipside, heartwarming sweaty-eyed tears as we learn new ideas to face the world with powerful suggestions to become stronger, more resilient and navigate the challenges we face. Zak integrates soulful music and his own wisdom with anecdotes about his delightful young children and accomplished wife, Shira. I highly recommend this podcast!

on 1/4/2023

The end of year/beginning of the new year Show was fantastic….🫶🏽

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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