The Ugly Podcast

The Ugly Podcast

Latest Episodes

Perfectionism as a Superpower w/ Erika Steeves
July 10, 2023

In this episode, I'm rejoined by my fellow editor and twin perfectionist, Erika Steeves! We're back to talk about perfectionism but through the lens of Katherine Morgan Schafler's book, The Perfection

Make It Mighty Ugly w/ Kim Werker
June 19, 2023

Get ready for ugly-ception!!! In this episode, I'm joined by publisher, editor, author, and maker, Kim Werker, to discuss our parallel discoveries: that ugly art makes everything better! Kim made her

Journaling & Legacy w/ Merle Saferstein
June 05, 2023

On today's episode, I'm joined by Merle Saferstein, writer, journaler, and legacy work educator. Together we talk about the joys of journaling, how it's useful to get to know ourselves, process our me

Recovering from Burnout w/ Gauri Yardi
May 15, 2023

After a brief hiatus for my vacation, I'm so glad to bring this episode to you with my guest Gauri Yardi, a writer and multidisciplinary creative, naturopath, and creative wellbeing coach. She creates

Opening the Valves w/ Sophie Cannata-Bowman
April 10, 2023

Sophie Cannata-Bowman is an anti-perfectionist book editor and writing coach, a playwright, theatre performer, rock climber, and amateur herbalist. In today's episode, she joined me to look at improvi

Tolerating Imperfection w/ Erika Steeves
March 27, 2023

Today I was joined by my kindred perfectionism buddy and editor of speculative fiction, Erika Steeves. We talk about our instant connection over perfectionism when we met last year, and you might hear

One-Year Extravaganza w/ Emerson Lee
March 13, 2023

Can you believe it? One whole year of The Ugly Podcast! I'm so proud of my little bundle of joy, and to celebrate, my original co-host and lifetime creative partner, Emerson Lee, joins me for a vulner

Four Pillars of Successful Completion w/ Cami Ostman
February 27, 2023

This week I'm joined by Cami Ostman, the founder of The Narrative Project. She's written for Adventures Northwest and the Psychology Today blogger series as well as her own blog: 7marathons7continents

Creativity and Trauma w/ Mae Wagner
February 13, 2023

Today I'm joined by Mae Wagner, an author, speaker, advocate, trauma mentor, and community builder. We discuss what it means to use creativity to process trauma by helping identify harmful coping mech

Finding Your Style w/ Heather Buchanan
January 30, 2023

In today's episode, I chatted with artist, writer, and accidental astrologer, Heather Buchanan. You know her from her distinctive, goofy, watercolors and oil paintings with noseless faces as well as h