Episodes

Join This Weird Thing Called Life co-hosts David Jay and Nadia as they discuss the issues that matter to millennials and young adults, including personal and professional development, personal finance, and dating and relationships. Listen to episodes for expert advice and insights from personal experiences to help you navigate and succeed in life.

 


Putting 2014 to Pasture – TWTCL 007

David Jay and Nadia discuss the controversial VH1 reality show Sorority Sisters and the shooting of two NYPD officers in what appears to be racial violence spiraling out of control. We review 2014 and ponder who exactly celebrates Kwanzaa.

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Getting a Job and Keeping It – TWTCL 006

Building a successful career is no easy task. You’ve got to get in the door and do the right things to advance—and not get fired. We discuss the positive and negative perceptions of millennials in the workplace, lessons to be learned about what not to do at work from the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, and tips for acing job interviews. We also have a hack to help you prioritize and accomplish your goals, especially as you head into the new year. Highlights Millennials Face Challenges in the Workplace It’s tough out there for millennials, who are having trouble finding employment…

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Stop the Lies – TWTCL 005

David Jay details his speed dating disaster and gives his unique views on the nationwide protest following the non-indictment of a NYC police officer accused of murdering an unarmed Eric Garner. Nadia is tired of the misinformation in the media and tells us what things you should do in your career before you turn age 35. All this in addition to life hacks and lessons on earning on your online purchases and the benefits of cutting the cord of cable TV.

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Second Chances and No Regrets – TWTCL 004

Beyond chatting about Ray Rice’s overturned National Football League suspension for domestic violence, we’ve got life hacks, lessons, and tips galore. Learn what black women are doing differently to make it to millionaire status, who you should avoid dating, and how to survive holiday parties as an introvert. If you’re stuck trying to accomplish your goals, we have a clever hack for you. We also share a touching story that will inspire you to live life with no regrets. Highlights Ray Rice Gets a Second Chance Does former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice deserve a second chance? We discuss…

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No Means No – TWTCL 003

Nadia and David Jay give more insight on the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations and discuss the University of Virginia’s response to a victim of rape on its campus. David Jay offers his predictions of what will happen in Ferguson. Nadia talks about the health risk of holding on to “frenemies” and much more. Highlights Team Cosby or Team Accusers Battle lines are being drawn: Team Cosby or Team accusers. We give updates on the Bill Cosby scandal and discuss what side the black community appears to be coming down on. [06:30] Rape on UVA Campus A horrific gang rape took place at UVA and…

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It’s a Perverse World – TWTCL 002

We can’t resist talking about Bill Cosby since he’s a staple in the news. Kim Kardashian posing nude isn’t news, but it does bring up some interesting questions about who should and shouldn’t be posing nude and standards for beauty. Actress Lena Dunham reveals some shocking information in her new book. Is what she described normal or not? We’re not psychologists, but we do have our opinions. Nadia recaps her experience at Usher’s UR Experience concert, and David Jay realizes he’s getting old. If you’ve had enough of the “takers” in your life, you’re not alone. Nadia encourages all the…

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The Series Premiere: Blacklisted by Comcast, Street Harassment, and the 3-Day Work Week – TWTCL 001

It’s our first episode and we’re talking about dating and how well women know men, the seriousness of street harassment, building wealth (yes, regular folks can do it), and realizing a 3-day work week. David Jay laments about being blacklisted by a cable giant. We also share life hacks and lessons that will help you advance in your career and earn adoration from your family and friends. Highlights How Well Do Women Know Men? Men and women often don’t get each other, but women know more about men’s dating habits than you may think. We discuss the findings from a…

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