July 27, 2020
Cecily explores the differences between love and hate. Then, A.Ron breaks down resentment, covert contracts, and enlightened selfishness.
July 13, 2020
In the 17th episode of One Weird Trick, A.Ron talks about anger and Cecily breaks down exactly what "emotional labor" means. Then, they discuss feedback, which includes sharing personal stories of understanding, staying sane in the time of COVID, being single late in life, and undervaluing premium content.
June 29, 2020
In this week's episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about predatory men, supporting women, and shares a personal story; and Aron's in part three of his weird tricks for building social skills. Then they discuss feedback from someone wanting to know what's creepy, a suggestion on supporting local business, taking vacations during a pandemic, reconsidering a relationship, and being anti-racist.
June 15, 2020
In this episode of #OWT, A.Ron gives us advice on working on social skills and Cecily gives us tips on how to educate yourself on, and support, the Black Lives Matter Movement. Then, they discuss emails about workplace documentation and training, conflicting feelings about Father's Day, and understanding your own sexuality when you're already in a relationship. See the show notes on our website for resources:
June 1, 2020
On this episode of One Weird Trick: Cecily discusses using safe words in sex, love, and life in general. A.Ron gives us ways that you can strengthen your social skills so you'll be a social beast once we're done with social distancing.
May 18, 2020
Cecily discusses her favorite cognitive biases and A.Ron talks about pathological video gaming. Link to PsyPost article on Pathological Gaming ( and the study it discusses. ( Read the full "Cognitive bias cheat sheet" article here: Buy a poster with all of the cognitive biases in a neat infographic here: Merch:
May 4, 2020
In this episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about sharing interests with your partner and helping them feel seen and understood, then A.Ron makes some suggestions about games to play in quarantine. To find the affirmation deck that Cecily uses, look here:
April 20, 2020
A.Ron discusses the concept of intermittent fasting, and Cecily talks about recognizing, reaching, and retreating from your saturation point. Also, help with our past topic on procrastination, being open about your sex life without your family and friends judging, and an asexual talks about their unique experience with the world. If you want to check out the book Josh from Indy was recommending about procrastination, it is "Long Term Person, Short Term World"!
April 6, 2020
In our 10th episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily fights the fight-or-flight reflex in order to feed-and-breed, and A.Ron tries fighting procrastination with the help of IBSR. If you're interested in reading more about Inquiry Based Stress Reduction A.Ron talks about, you can read about the study here or download a sample questionnaire to guide you through the process here.
March 23, 2020
Cecily and A.Ron are back to offer more weird tricks - A.Ron fills us in on a few more types of "reply guys", Cecily fully embraces Dadaism, and they hear a little bit from the listeners.
March 9, 2020
On this week's #OneWeirdTrick, Cecily and A.Ron discuss Dr. Susan Silk's Ring Theory, and A.Ron mansplains a few of the types of "Reply Guys" to us. After that, they offer some weird tricks on those dealing with finding a psychotherapist, being affectionate, doing it all, and raising a child in a secular household.
February 24, 2020
A.Ron catches us up on his attempts to keep in touch with his friends, and Cecily extols the virtues of not washing your hair. Then, they give some advice to neighbors who are trying to avoid bible study in an otherwise happy life; what to do with your life; an update on the royals; how to be unassuming when people make lots of assumptions; an update on holiday depression; and more advice on finding a new therapist.
February 10, 2020
In this episode, A.Ron discusses how men can make women feel safer in spaces, Cecily discusses complicated feelings about celebrities passing, and they both denounce crime. They also offer advice on finding new friends, moving on from old friends, and long-distance relationships.
January 27, 2020
In this episode of One Weird Trick, A.Ron puts the rap game in a chokehold by discussing Cardi B's hustle; and Cecily encourages everyone to find meaningful friendships. They offer advice on managing anger in yourself and others, continuing traditions for your children, wielding happiness responsibly, and finding a good therapist.
January 13, 2020
New Year, New Tricks! Cecily and A.Ron discuss traditions over resolutions in the new year. They also discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's big announcement (hint: it's not a baby this time) as well as the definitive and only Cats movie you should be watching. For “Anon AL-Anonymous”, here is a list of AA-alternatives that don’t follow the 12-step program.
December 16, 2019
Cecily and A.Ron discuss the holly, jolly effects of depression and overcoming, or at the very least, managing it. They also debate the ethics of drinking directly out of the carton.
December 2, 2019
Cecily and A.Ron are back to discuss the idea of a potential secular non-religion modeled on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Then they offer advice on exploring different kinds of relationships, anchor babies, navigating middle management, supporting friends through domestic abuse and carrying mothers through depression. We'll be back in two weeks for more thoughts to share. Looking for some advice of your own? Bend our ear at!
November 18, 2019
Welcome to One Weird Trick, a podcast about life, love, jobs, kids, and more! Cecily and A.Ron introduce themselves and talk about their unique histories and life experiences as well as talk about what OWT is all about. Then, we offer some advice on a few tricky situations; how to deal with meddling co-workers and losing one's religion. We'll be back in two weeks for more thoughts to share. Looking for some advice? Bend our ear at!
November 4, 2019
A.Ron and Cecily have been around the block a time or three and have made their share of mistakes. But at the end of the day, everybody wants what we have; a good time where ever we go! Join us for a semi-weekly advice show podcast on life, love, money, careers, relationships, sex, and more. If we get stumped, we’ll call on our friends and fellow travelers from around the globe to get you find the right perspectives on living! Sound good? Email or tweet us #OWT!
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