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Friday, May 8, 2020 Sandwiching with Erin Allen

Welcome to another addition of Food Friday! Erin Allen is an audio and event producer from Detroit. So much of this show is going to originate with...

Thursday, May 7, 2020 Tweaking Terminology with Richard Strausz

Richard Strausz is a retired high-school math teacher and math coordinator. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! So much of this show is going to origin...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Releasing Psychic Stress with Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee is the Director of Allied Media Projects. So much of this show is going to originate with your hard-earned advice. To contribute please call...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Fish Stick Tossing with Nancy

Nancy tweets @nlqualls You can read her work @ https://nlqualls.wordpress.com/ So much of this show is going to originate with your hard-earned adv...

Monday, May 4, 2020 Abiding with Jay Allison

Jay Allison is an independent journalist and leader in public broadcasting. He produces The Moth Radio Hour and has created dozens of documentary prog...

Friday, May 1, 2020 Pasta Watering with Jack Roskopp

Friday on TBAS will henceforth be known as Food Friday! Today, Jack Roskopp who cooks instagram @jackroskopp22 has some vital info for us. So much of ...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Land-Lining with Sarah Larson

Today's advice is based on Sarah Larson's wonderful essay from the New Yorker, In Praise of Phone Calls. So much of this show is going to originate w...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Detaching with Hanif Abdurraqib

As National Poetry Month draws to a close, I'm excited to share a vital message from the poet, writer, critic and baker, Hanif Abdurraqib . So much o...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Looking Up with Amanda LeClaire

Amanda LeClaire is the host of CultureShift on WDET. So much of this show is going to originate with your hard-earned advice. To contribute please ca...

Monday, April 27, 2020 Showing up Completely with Shira Heisler

Shira pulls no punches. That's why she captured my heart. You can hear Shira all over the serialized podcast, Pregnant Pause with Zak and Shira, in wh...

Friday, April 24, 2020 Morning Zesting with Drew Philp

Drew Philp is the author of A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding An Abandoned Home and an American City. His morning ritual was inspired by this articl...

Thursday, April 23, 2020 Surviving in Isolation with Rebecca Kenna

Today's episode is based on Rebecca's essay, What Prison Taught Me About Life on Lockdown from the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma. Special thanks...

About The Show

The Best Advice Show is your reminder that there are weird, delightful and effective ways to survive and thrive in this world. In every (very short) episode of the show, a different contributor offers their own personal take on what they do to make their life better, healthier, saner and more livable and it’s likely gonna be something you can try today, if you want!

Contributors include poet Hanif Abdurraqib, Yung Pueblo, 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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