Hannah Hart (wildly successful, super fly, very amazing) and her best friend, Hannah Gelb (her middle name is Ruth) discuss life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in a frank and no bullsh*t manner in this self-help podcast that just can’t help itself.Every week the two Hannahs test out a new self-help fad and provide the listeners with candid feedback about their experience. Despite their differing opinions and stances, the two are best friend at the core. Also they have great vocabularies and love to giggle. Hannah Gelb is single BTW. Just in case anybody wants to hit her up sometime.
This week, Gelb is joined by Heather Havrilesky - author, advice columnist, and wasteland warrior of the scrappy LA hills - to discuss the poisonous messages that our culture at large tries to tattoo onto the insides of our eyelids. You know the ones. You NEED: more money, a bigger house, a better mate, perfect hair, skin, and nails, genitals that smell like a rose garden, to lose/gain 10 lbs, to stop being sad, to look on the bright side, to really ENJOY cooking, to take up axe throwing, etc. Heather calls bullshit on the myth of constant self-improvement and and challenges us to accept ourselves as we are, in this very moment, inadequacies and all.
What's in YOUR conference room of the mind? More importantly, WHO? Who's calling the shots, passing out the agenda, and ordering the snacks? Are they getting the GOOD artisan cheese and crackers or those oily pastries that make your stomach hurt? Are they people you know intimately, or are your mind-meetings populated with strangers? This week, take a deep dive into the metaphorical mind with Fabs and Gelb as they discuss the myriad facets of the self. It's possible there are some ne'er-do-well impostors sashaying around and getting their grubby hands all over your decision-making apparatus. In any case, this conference is bananas and we may need to bring in upper management (hint: that's YOU).
Breathe it in, folks! Yes, that’s the sweet aroma of Pumpkin Spice being jammed up your nostrils with a chimney sweep’s brush. Just in time for October, Gelb and Fabs are here to answer your questions! We cannot stress this enough: crazy clowning does NOT equal vulnerability. Make sense? Other important topics raised: favorite Sailor Moon seasons, a Fiona Apple/Lin-Manuel Miranda musical mash-up, Gatsby vs. Gelb, and banjo codependency.
Break out those flute-y glasses, because this week’s guest is Pamela Ribon (writer Moana, Ralph Breaks The Internet), who happens to be Champagne (sp?) in human form. Ting ting! Thats the sound of the podcast looking deep into your eyes and cheersing you whilst Ribon speaks in dulcet tones about writing as a coping mechanism, Fan-face ™, and of course, discovering dead bodies in your trunk.
Harto was banging around NYC this week, and took a break from dancing with lamp-posts to drop by Dan Harris’ studio and get into it - meditation, that is. Much was discussed: how to deal with that voice in your head that wants to convince you of your uncontrollable suckiness, listening to your body to prevent work-place projectile vomiting, and how meditating for even a paltry 5 minutes a day(ish) can lead to profound internal changes (and potentially prevent public panic attacks on live TV.)
Hart and Gelb are back in action! It may feel like it's been a lifetime since our Hannahs have sat down and hannah-lyzed each other, but the question is - which lifetime? Travel back in time with both Hannahs as they recount their experiences with hypnotherapy and explore questions like: what can we learn from our past selves? Why are holidays triggering for queer people? And, of course, the age-old (literally) question: was Hannah once a short Greek man?
On this episode of Hannahlyze This, Simone Giertz joins Harto to do a deep Hannahlysis their lives. They bond over fear of death, brain tumors, YouTube careers and the strangeness of being known for sh*tty robots and drunken cooking.
What do addiction, cats, and high bottoms all have in common? The only place in the universe they come together is this week's episode of Hannahlyze This! Join Harto and Jackson Galaxy (the Cat Daddy) as they explore the strange intersection of pets and mental health: how we impact them and they impact us. And then give this purr-fect episode a round of a-paws, Fur real.
Banish all antiquated notions you have about moolah and investing, earbuds! You, right now, in that sweet denim jacket with the sexy studs (you know the one) are already 100% ready to be a money making pro. Special guest Sallie Krawcheck (former Wall Street warrior, current CEO of Ellevest, and certified BAMF) sits down with Harto to walk through the obstacles that stop us regular folks (and women especially) from investing and money managing in general. Noting that women are conditioned to shy away from money matters, she emphasizes that empowering ourselves to invest and take charge of our fiscal futures is nothing less than premium, 100% organic, artisanal self-care.
This week, on Hannahlyze This, Hannah Hart sits down with the one and only Ned Fulmer to chat about the tricky beast we call competition. When is competition helpful? Hurtful? Does it build relationships or damage them? Do you know people who cheat at card games?! Is Hannah competitive? Is Ned MORE competitive?? WHO IS THE WINNER OF THIS EPISODE?!? Spoiler, Earbuds: it's you.
What kind of creative are you? (Spoiler alert - you are creative! Everyone is!) Join the Hannahs as they pick the brain of the creative mind behind the Adobe Creative Types Test, Carolyn Gregoire, and learn about the unique forms of creativity that keep the world going round!
No, you did not accidentally start listening to a D&D podcast - the Enneagram is an interconnected map of nine personality types that can help us better understand ourselves and others. Ancient, mystical, complex - does it sound like the Hannahs are out of their depth? They are! Luckily they're joined by leading Enneagram authority Dr. Beatrice Chestnut, who explains how understanding the nine types can illuminate the path to self-awareness.
This week Harto is joined by special guest Elle Mills to talk about the thrills, chills, spills, and possibly rills (a rill is a small stream!) of rocketing to YouTube stardom at the tender age of 19. Although Harto and Mills are a YouTube generation apart, both can speak to the pressure of high expectations, coping with creative burnout, and the surprising loneliness that comes with being surrounded by people.
Remember that saying, smooth seas don't make a good sailor? Well, plug your nose and grab a lifejacket, because because this week's episode is a deep dive into the turbulent waters of heartbreak. Have no fear - Harto and special guest Thomas Sanders will guide you through a candid convo and onward to the sunny shores of healing and self-discovery!
Who's Gelb's fave Sailor Moon villain? Who is Harto's ultimate dream podcast guest? Just what the HECK are you supposed to do with your swathes of free time this summer? Find out the answers to these hard-hitting Earbud questions, (not to mention some real talk about bodies and boundaries), on this week's episode!
Have you ever felt the peaceful exhaustion, the bone-deep satisfaction of overcoming a great obstacle that you knew was yours and yours alone to tackle? Ascended a great mountain, knowing with perfect certainty that the person who reaches the top will not be the same person who began the climb below? Cool. Well, this perfectionism series didn't feel anything like that. However, that's never stopped a Hannah from dispensing with a few choice Hannahlyses.
Maybe Iris DeMent can let the mystery be, but we here at The Midnight Society HannahlyzeThis are full of questions about life, the universe, and everything. Luckily, we're joined this week by expert of all things folklore and mythology: the delightful Julia Schifini, 1/2 of the Spirits Podcast! Talking points include: Medusa, how to appease pesky household sprites (booze, obvi), and obsidian genitals. A must-listen, even by Hannah standards.
This week Harto is joined by very special guest Jack Conte! Who is Jack Conte you ask? Well, he's a musician, entrepreneur, and film maker. Oh - he's also the CEO of Patreon. And he has a beard. As such, he is very qualified to discuss creative business with Hannah! Pull up a chair and pull back the curtain on the nitty gritty of making money from your creative endeavors. Turns out it's not all rainbow lattes and ukulele solos. Luckily, Jack sheds some light on the communication techniques he uses to be the best leader he can be.
While Hannah Hart takes a break to finish up her next book (pre-order today!), Hannah G and Fabs (podcast producer) discuss their non-dating lifestyle and run around the 3 points of the intimacy triangle! What are those points? Cinnamon rolls, for one. Muppets, probably, and I think the last one is Jeff Buckley. I could be wrong. Either way, much about love, relationships, and intimacy is discussed so close your eyes and stick your hands into that triangle!
Of all the things you hear about turning 30, what’s ACTUALLY true? Is life over? Are you in that place doing that thing you thought you’d be doing? Do you have an awesome fridge because you care a lot about appliances now? Listen in as Harto and special guest Tyler Oakley discuss life on the other side of 30.
Listener, are you prepared to enter the caves of truth? To ford the river of self-discovery? Gird your loins, because the Hannai can perceive your true nature, even if you cannot. You’re like, super into horses ok? Yup. Want to know more about yourself? Listen in as the Hannahs answer earbud questions!
This week we go inside the brain with Kelsey Darragh! Kelsey not only processes her experiences with perfectionism, she shares her SPECT scan (which is the same scan Ariana Grande just had!) All this - PLUS - foot fetishes! FUN FUN FUN!
Winter is coming, and the Hannahs prepare to hunker down in the godswood of the self and await the army of the dead. Oh wait, that was last week's GoT recap! In this week's podcast episode, Gelb prays to the gods (the old and the new) for the strength to change her perfectionistic behavior, while Hart takes on some Three-Eyed-Raven qualities and encourages Gelb to accept agency in her life. At the same time, Hart acknowledges her own tendency to avoid difficult tasks. Ours is the kitty, hear us meow.
The Hannahs really tried to get out of this one - luckily their lovely producer stepped in and reassured them that they were up to the task. In an effort to lessen the power of perfectionistic thoughts (ie: WE CAN'T DO THIS), the Hannahs examine a myriad of unhelpful thinking styles that lead to perfectionistic behavior. What kind of behavior you ask? Maybe like, eating an entire box of Snyder's hard pretzels (just to make something up, Hannah Gelb would definitely never do this).
'Alo, earbuds. If HannahlyzeThis was a french podcast would it be called 'AnnalyzeZis? In any case, grab a brush and begin painting your life in beautiful, broad, imperfect strokes, because today's episode is about how to start changing perfectionist tendencies in daily life.
What's in the meatloaf? That is to say, how is perfectionist behavior shaped? This week the Hannahs examine how their extreme tendencies have been formed, influenced or reinforced by internal and external influences. Can they break it all down into sub-atomic particles? Does this make sense? No? Don't worry - Harto makes many excellent points and Gelb is very impressed.
With some trepidation, Han and Nah begin to sort the dirty laundry of their perfectionism; that is to say the delicate standards, high-heat behavior, and dry-clean only thought patterns that make up the wash cycle of perfectionism.
The Hannahs begin the work of breaking down assumptions and thought patterns that drive their perfectionism. Even more horrific, a few of their close friends & family chime in with their own observations on how perfectionism impacts Harto and Gelby.
The Hannahs let loose their hopes and dreams for their beloved baby podcast. Will Harto delve more deeply into her issues surrounding faith and religion? Will Gelby allow herself to be seen as an imperfect human and embrace vulnerability? Will the Hannahs ever again enjoy waffles of the caliber they discovered in the Emerald City? Also: lessons learned, vices, and new fandoms - coming at you live from PodCon in Seattle!
This week features Andy Puddicombe, the co-founder of Headspace (!!!). He discusses his meditation journey and how we can bring mindfulness into our lives no matter where we are. The Hannahs are super chill about the whole thing and don't freak out at all.
After much hemming and hawing the Hannahs finally dive into Perfectionism! And then there is more hemming and hawing as they dance around and try to start actually reading the information they brought into the studio! Will they overcome perfectionism and ever start this episode?
Join the Hannahs for their first ever live recording from the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco! Harto and Gelby reminisce about the journey of their post-college years in the city by the bay. Head injuries, part-time jobs, and scary baristas - what a time to be alive.
This week's episode has many firsts! First time Gelb is back from the brink of death! First time recording from home! First time banjo strings are actually twanged! The Hannahs also get into a-ha moments and family boundaries while answering earbud questions!
This week things take a turn for the Hannahs, when Gelb falls suddenly and violently ill the night before the podcast! Fortunately fiancé Ella was available to step in and dig deep about surfacing some memories that even Hannah Hart didn't know...
Join the Hannahs this week as they try to process recent life events. Hart ruminates on uncomfortable familial relationships and whether to attend a funeral or not. Gelb tries to come to terms with the fact that she attempted an Ariana Grande song at karaoke. Serious life stuff.
In the wake of Hannah Hart's engagement, the Hannahs and real life friend Kate Peterman discuss the various flavors of friend jealousy. What happens when our dear friends reach milestones and achieve things we wish we had for ourselves?
Special guest Chelsea from The Financial Diet joins the Hannahs to discuss all things moolah-related. Does the way we manage money affect our overall well-being? How does a savings account work? Will Hannah Gelb ever understand what a deductible is? Listen in to find out!
This week the Hannahs enter into the realm of love to determine whether or not each person's love has a language of its own! And if so, what IS their love language? For that matter, what's yours? What's anything...
Is Hannah Hart a doctor? Does Hannah Gelb have ADHD? Will there be any snacks? Today the Hannahs explore the realities of ADHD and debunk some misconceptions along the way! They are joined by the host of "How to ADHD" - Jessica McCabe! Listen and learn.
As a tribute to Mother's Day, the Hannahs dissect the the emotional and financial tolls of motherhood and weigh them against the cuddly joys. Then, H and H dive head first into a pop-psych quiz to determine exactly what type of mother each would be. Listen and learn.
Hannah G missed her train , which leaves an open mic for our long time friend on-camera and off, Grace Helbig. While HG Amtrak's her way to LA, Hannah H and Grace unpack the mysteries of self-help seminars.
How do you know if your therapist...sucks? Kati Morton (LMFT) joins the Hannahs in studio to take a deeper look at therapy and the warning signs you should look for to avoid a bad experience. Plus they laugh a bunch. Enjoy!
This episode is dedicated to answering the questions of our precious Earbuds! Listen to the Hannahs wax poetic about relationships, school, career, life and the show itself. Be sure to follow @HannahLYZEPod on Twitter to get daily gems from the Hannahs and submit your questions for future eps! Enjoy!
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The Hannahs lament their own deep-rooted love of video games and check to see if they are really "addicted" or actually improving their life skills by riding dragons and slaying zombies. There are some surprising answers. Listen and learn.
The Hannahs discuss why memorizing cheesy videos and diagrams in middle school does absolutely nothing to improve our ability to actually have sex or maintain a relationship with another human being. The solution? Listen and see what they come up with.
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This week the Hannahs dive into the agonizing world of unhealthy friendships. When is it time to break up? How do you escape? Is there a magic formula to ditch a friend and not feel bad? Lots of questions, lots of laughs and a few helpful answers. Share this episode with a friend! Or share this episode with a friend you're trying to dump.
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The Hannahs look to validate and clarify their existence by keeping a detailed time log of everything they do on a daily basis. One Hannah breaks it down into thoughts, minutes and seconds - while the other struggles to even do the damn thing. Lots of laughs, a few tears and some interesting conclusions. Listen and see (or hear).
The Hannahs explore the insanity of dating apps by diving into Hannah G's profile and experience, then marvel at the misogyny of a supposed online dating guru. Before all is said and done, Hannah H helps her BFF take an unintentionally funny multiple choice quiz to determine what dating app is best for her. Feel free to play along at home. This week's featured partner - foursigmatic.com/hannahlyze
The Hannahs try to overcome a serious distaste for forced gratitude by doing the unthinkable: keeping a daily gratitude journal. It goes OK for one, not so good for the other. Find out who's overwhelmed by guilt this week!
The many challenges and benefits of practicing meditation lead Hannah and Hannah to each seeking out and trying an isolation float tank (a.k.a. watery coffin). Listen as they crawl into their crypts and hear what they really think after they return to the comfort of their stress-filled real lives.
Hannah and Hannah do a little Pre-Valentine's Day soul cleansing by sharing their own enlightening and embarrassing stories about having one carnal adventure with their exes. Is it really worth the effort? Listen and learn.
Social media superstar, Hannah Hart, and BFF, Hannah Gelb explain what they're new show will be about, why they're daring to do it and, ultimately, who they blame for everything. Lots of laughs, A few tears and an occasional "A-ha" moment.