Thursday, August 4, 2022 Morning Joy Practice with Brandi Stanley

Brandi Stanley writes and podcasts at This Plus That. Here's what Brandi wrote about her joy practice. ---Thanking and Planing with Brody and Lainey--...

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 You're a Traveler not a Tourist with Evan Stern

Evan Stern hosts the travel show, Vanishing Postcards.---Leave Zak your travel advice by calling 844-935-BEST---IG: @bestadviceshowhome: bestadvice.sh...

Thursday, July 28, 2022 There is No Normal with Amy Brennaman

Amy Brenneman is an actress and producer. She hosts The Challengers and stars as Olivia in Play on Podcasts version of the Twelfth Night .---Practicin...

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 You're Gonna Wait! with Erin Allen

Erin Allen is a radio and podcast producer and yoga teacher in Detroit---This is Water - David Foster Wallace---Leave Zak your advice by calling 844-9...

Thursday, July 21, 2022 The Best Sleep of Your Life with Courtney Daniels

Courtney Daniels is a writer-director. Her films are about marriage and the struggles of creative people. Her new series is about actors looking for l...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Making Amends in the Key of C with Sam Lamott

Sam Lamott hosts the wonderful podcast, How to Human---Leave Zak your advice by calling 844-935-BEST---IG: @bestadviceshowhome: bestadvice.show Our GD...

Thursday, July 14, 2022 The Stories We Tell with Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor. After making short films, Polley made her feature-length directorial deb...

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Sarah Polley Stopped Trying to Fill in the Gaps

Sarah Polley is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor. After making short films, Polley made her feature-length directorial deb...

Thursday, July 7, 2022 Tell Me About My Lawn with Tod Perry

Tod Perry co-hosts and produces the UpWorthy Weekly podcast. He's one of Upworthy’s most prolific writers and has a long history in podcasting includi...

Thursday, June 30, 2022 Best of the Best: Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli is a mother, chef, TV host, and native New Yorker.---What's your best food/life advice? Let Zak know at 844-935-BEST Our GDPR priva...

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Best of the Best Advice: Loving Anything with Mike Mills

Mike Mills is a filmmaker and the writer/director of C'mon C'mon.---In this episode Mike references Patti Smith, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Pierre Baudel...

Thursday, June 23, 2022 Best of the Best: Say the Nice Thing! with Shira and Evangeline

Evangeline Garreau writes the Good Questions newsletter. Read it!Shira Heisler is a physician and complimenter.---To offer your own advice, call Zak @...

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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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