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JenniferJolly, Tech Expert- Part 2

JenniferJolly, Tech Expert- Part 2

August 8, 2019

Would you hand over control of your brain to a total stranger? Of course not. But, you do it every time you swipe up on your smartphone.  Tech expert Jennifer Jolly is back to talk about the latest research on screen addiction.   We're breaking down why so many of us are going through "screen fatigue" and why we still won't put down our phones even though they often make us feel crummy.  Bottom line, we're addicted and if you want to make a zillion dollars, get into the "digital wellness" field.  

 

On this Dying to Ask:

-the science behind why we can't stop scrolling, swiping and clicking

-how tech experts like Jenn are fighting their own "screen fatigue"

-the extreme (and expensive) measures Silicon Valley tech execs are taking to unplug

-and what happened when Fitz took Jennifer on a 50k run in the mountains

 

mentioned in the podcast:

link to Kevin Roose's NY Times article

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/business/cell-phone-addiction.html

 

Follow Jennifer Jolly:

Instagram:  @jennjolly

facebook: @jenniferjollytech

Twitter: @JenniferJolly

www.techish.com

James “Murr” Murray, Impractical Jokers

James “Murr” Murray, Impractical Jokers

August 2, 2019

The joke's on us in this episode and that's a good thing.  You know James "Murr" Murray as the lead joker on the hit show "Impractical Jokers" on TruTV.   It's described as reverse improv.  The hidden camera show features Murr and three of his childhood best friends pulling pranks .

Murr says, "the guys and I have been friends since we were 13 years old and we never grew up."

Clearly, it's working for them.

But, did you know Murr is also a NY Times best selling author? He writes science fiction. He credits the show for helping him land his book deal and has some great advice for anyone who has that creative itch.  

Kim Conley, Olympian

Kim Conley, Olympian

July 26, 2019

The one year countdown to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is this week and Fitz is geeking out with one of her favorite athletes, Kim Conley. 

Kim hopes to make her third U.S. Olympic team in the 5,000 meters.

This Olympic push is different than the first two for Kim. She's already achieved the Olympic standard which means she just has to finish top 3 at the US Olympic Trials next summer to go to Japan. Easy right?!

The Olympic standard is the Olympic hopeful's equivalent to Willy Wonka's golden ticket.

Hank Shaw, Hunter, angler, forager, cook

Hank Shaw, Hunter, angler, forager, cook

July 18, 2019

If you got lost in the woods, could you forage enough food to survive? Chances are your answer is no. But, Hank Shaw could likely find a 5 course meal including dessert.

Shaw is an expert, maybe THE expert on cooking wild game. But, he wasn't always that way.

He worked as a political news reporter for 18 years. Then, he created the "Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook" blog. He started writing about what he calls "honest food." Nothing packaged. Nothing raised on an industrial farm.

That blog won the best food blog award by the James Beard Foundation in 2013. It's referred to as the "Oscars of the food world" and Hank's life hasn't been the same since quitting his day job to go all in on food writing.

His writing takes him all over as he teaches fans how to hunt, fish, forage and prepare food in ways they've never thought of before. And, you might be surprised to find out who is following him.

On this Dying to Ask, the signs you're ready to turn a passion into a career, what a day looks like as a food writer and how to know what you can eat in the woods that won't kill you. Spoiler: There's a lot out there that can kill you.

Tina Ferguson, “Face in a Book” bookstore owner

Tina Ferguson, “Face in a Book” bookstore owner

July 12, 2019

"Dying to Ask" is back with books you'll be dying to read after listening to this episode. Tina Ferguson, owner of "Face in a Book" bookstore, is our hilarious guest and we recorded this episode in front of a live audience in her charming bookstore. Tina just returned from Book Expo in NYC.  It's the book industry's biggest event and it determines the titles you'll see in your local bookstore, library and eventually your nightstand.  Tina explains trends in the publishing industry and the role influencers are playing in the literary world, and everywhere else. Then, Fitz and Tina NERD OUT with their picks for the best summer beach reads.  

Nichole Root, Titan Games

Nichole Root, Titan Games

July 11, 2019

On this Dying to Ask, Nichole walks you through the process of getting on a reality show and weird stuff that happens during taping. She shares her time management tricks to gain and maintain fitness and sanity. And dishes on what hanging out with The Rock is like.

Ret. First Sgt Matt Eversmann,’Black Hawk Down’

Ret. First Sgt Matt Eversmann,’Black Hawk Down’

July 11, 2019

In this Dying to Ask, why Ret. First Sgt Matt Eversmann explains why being "average" isn't good enough, why he believes anyone can learn to be a leader and his unlikely road to being a motivational speaker.

Edie Lambert

Edie Lambert

July 11, 2019

What makes you happy? It can be a tricky question to answer. In fact, global researchers from Yale to UC Berkeley are now studying happiness and how important it is to our sense of well-being.

Dierdre Wolownick, author/mother of Alex Honnold

Dierdre Wolownick, author/mother of Alex Honnold

July 11, 2019

What was it like raising your son? It's the number one question Dierdre Wolownick gets when people find out she's the mother of Alex Honnold, the first person to Climb Yosemite's El Capitan with no ropes, no safety net and nothing else to save him.

Eric Tozer, World Marathon Challenge

Eric Tozer, World Marathon Challenge

July 11, 2019

The word "can't" doesn't really register with Eric Tozer. The type 1 diabetic just made history completing the World Marathon Challenge. That's seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. No one with type 1 diabetes had done that before.