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.

Thursday, March 2, 2023 Document the Banal with Tad Davis

We record big moments but not the small ones. Why?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Do the Stuff Nobody is Asking of You with Jason Feifer

Opportunity SET A is everything that's asked of you...Opportunity SET B is everything that is available to you that nobody is asking you to do. Opport...

Thursday, February 23, 2023 Toot Your Own Horn with Erin Bevel

"You have something to contribute to the world and if you're always holding it back, you're doing yourself just as much of a disservice as you are to ...

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 How to Talk to Your Trumpy Neighbor about Race with Celeste Headlee

"The stakes are high in the world and low in the conversation."

Thursday, February 16, 2023 Passing through Procrastination with Elisa Stancil Levine

You've been avoiding that little task for way too long. You should try the ten-minute rule. It works!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Use Your Depression Coaster with Rachel Teichman

Lots of us live with executive dysfunction, but there are small, meaningful ways to mange it.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 How to Connect with Strangers without Being Creepy with Cyndie Spiegel

Don't stand too close. Don't stare. Have a little space between you...

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Integrate your Values into Your Job with Yesh Pavlik Slenk

"Match your career to your values and increase your happiness by 33% or more."

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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