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By Abbey Wade
Hey guys, I’m Abbey. And I want to know the sides of you that you aren’t usually asked to press play on.
Your job, your label, that box you think you need to fit inside of w/ that pretty bow you’ve been told to wrap around it? Yeah, that part doesn’t interest me.
I wanna know the sides of you that make your insides frolic.
That’s what I call your B-Side.
Your better side.
We all have one. Most of us have more than one.
Me? I’m only B-Sides.
And for the first time in my life, I’m not only ok with that... I’m really proud of that.
And that’s why I wanna meet yours.
Join me.
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B-Side Jonathan ~ Giving Presence
Today you get to meet such a beautiful light. My friend Jonathan Sekerak of drops some serious knowledge on everything from breathing our way out of trauma residue, to what it’s like in the bowels of our food industry, to the magic of cacao. He has a plethora of writings on his website about his life experiences and what has brought him to where - and who - he is today… along with ways he can help you find your truest and most present self. He is a somatic release breath-work facilitator, a certified yoga instructor with specializations in various other forms of body movement and diet assistance, and a consultant in plant medicine. Visit his site for more.
November 08, 2021
B-Side Abbey’s Bday (pt 2) | Push-up Partners and Planned Pants
To round out the big birthday celebration, I brought in two more of my family members! So you’ll get to know more sides of me through these gorgeous creatures. Consider me one overflowing cup of gratitude for who I have in my life. MANY many thanks to Sarah Demarest and Beth Helfrich for sharing with me in this space. You are forever my girls. … Make sure you’re subscribed and following B-Sides wherever you take your podcasts, and follow @BSideAbbey on Instagram for all the behind-the-scenes fun and more!
October 04, 2021
B-Side Abbey’s Bday (pt 1) | Fist Fights, Family and Fast Friends
Episode 3 / Season 2 Birthday with Friends pt. 1 To help me bring in my 40th year in this body and on this planet, I’ve asked some of my favorite people to come and talk with me. These are people I love so deeply and I’m beyond excited for you to get to get to know them… and more of me through them! Here’s part one of the celebration. So be sure to come back for more! Thanks a million to Erin Sekerak, Malone Lockaby and Un Kyong Ho for taking the time to share with me. I cherish you all. … Make sure you’re subscribed and following B-Sides wherever you take your podcasts and follow @BSideAbbey on Instagram for all the behind the scenes fun and more
September 27, 2021
B-Side Janette | My Harmony
Today I am 40. This is my Janette who is so charming, she finagled her way into getting her own episode without me realizing what was happening. And we thank her for it. Get to know me through her :-). . . . Subscribe to B-Sides wherever you take your podcasts! And follow @BSideAbbey on Instagram for behind the scenes fun and more.
September 20, 2021
B-Side Abbey & Garrett | Superhero Pants
Today the podcast husband (you met him S 1 / E 5) calls the shots and asks Abbey the questions. Welcome to Season 2, babies. . . . Don’t forget to subscribe to B-Sides wherever you take your podcasts! And follow @BSideAbbey on Instagram for behind the scenes videos and more.
September 13, 2021
B-Side Lane | I Now Pronouns You
Hi, my pronouns are She/Her. Would you mind sharing yours? Done. Ice broken. Abbey talks to her friend, Lane Wilson-Powell about his incredible story. This is truly an episode you don’t want to miss, and definitely want to share. Being a part of a population other than your own is maybe not something a lot of folks can fully comprehend. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it upon yourself to self-educate. There are plenty of ways to learn about the things that you are not. And part of being a good human is doing so.  Sign and share these petitions to help stop transphobic legislation :
May 17, 2021
B-Side Everyday Champagne | Puttin’ On The Spritz
Welcome to the first crossover episode with EverydayChampagne! Today we talk facial mists and why you should stop buying them. But never stop using them. Lots of tips in here. Including what can actually help and prevent the dreaded maskne.
May 10, 2021
B-Side Eileen | Perfect Strangers
Abbey talks to her new fast friend, Eileen Vincett, about all the different ways one can mother -and become- a mother. Her story is so powerful, and whether you are a parent, thinking about becoming one, or neither - it is highly important that this story be heard. Let us not take anything for granted. Eileen’s YouTube channel: Her Huffington Post article on formula feeding : Planet Unicorn Ep. 1
May 03, 2021
B-Side Annie | And Learn To Fly
Abbey talks with her child and adulthood friend, Annie Seier, who is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist. We talk about privilege, dealing with the discomfort of judgment and anger, and what it was like walking people through life during a pandemic. It’s a beautiful conversation between two women - one who likes to think she has most of the answers... and the other who has the license to prove she probably does. Firmly Rooted Counseling and Consulting :
April 26, 2021
B-Side Justin | Vulnerability
Abbey talks to good friend, Justin Burke about his incredible and inspirational twists and turns in life that led him to becoming an award winning pastry chef, food writer and recipe developer, queer food and parenting advocate, and his most rewarding job - father. I highly encourage you to look him up if you’ve never the pleasure of tasting his food. (I have. And I do not take food praise lightly. He’s the best in the game.) His talent is immeasurable. His heart, and his voice, is fierce. I am so very proud of this conversation, and all that he is working towards.
April 19, 2021
B-Side Drew | The Podcast Brother
Abbey talks to her brother, Drew Droege, about his long career in writing, acting and improv comedy, the 80’s sitcoms that still hold up, and emojis. If you’ve ever had the pleasure, you know that every conversation with Drew is a thrill. And this one does not disappoint. Enjoy the ride, y’all
April 12, 2021
B-Side Matt | Transparency
Abbey talks to close friend and American film actor, Matt Lutz. We talk about his long film, television and stage career... religion, marriage, mental health, and living life as his truest self and all the hard work that goes along with doing so. matt lutz - Google Search
March 22, 2021
B-Side Amy | Old Soul Sister
Abbey talks to Amy Ellis - painter, photographer, and all around strong female force. We talk all things from raising kids (she is NOT a parent, but has a wonderful and important insight on the subject), female empowerment in all its forms, what it was like starting her own business and the pivots that have come since… and what it means to her to be called an Old Soul. Below are links to things you hear in the episode. Amy’s website for art and photography : Whale kayaker videos : The Moth Podcast :
March 15, 2021
B-Side Keith | An Orchestration
Abbey talks to Keith Kusterer, American Composer and longtime friend. We talk about the importance of staying curious, talking to your ego, the inner beauties of getting older…and his life’s incredible journey in music. Anything you hear in the episode should be found in the links below. Eden’s Reunion track by Moe Black on Spotify : Moe Black on Spotify: Keith’s A-Side ;-) : Keith Kusterer and The Goods “The Bennet Sessions” : ▶︎ 'The Bennett Sessions' (EP) | Keith Kusterer and the Goods Keith Kusterer on Soundcloud : Keith Kusterer and The Goods on Soundcloud : “All By Request” - Keith and Christina’s website for virtual song performances : Christina Pecce’s website : Christina’s LinkedIn :
March 08, 2021
B-Side Tara | The Expert in Learning
Abbey talks to Tara, middle / high school friend turned grown-up bunker friend. We talk teenage motherhood, what childhood trauma can bring to your outlook on life, our “unconventional” parenting ideals... and all things in between.
March 01, 2021
B-Side Garrett | The Podcast Husband
Abbey talks to a felonious amphibian loving insurance salesman who also happens to be her husband. Some of that sentence was correct.
February 22, 2021
B-Sides | All Apologies
Giving someone the gift of an apology is one of the greatest gifts. And it starts with us as parents.
February 22, 2021
B-Sides | Getting 2 Know Me
Let’s figure out if we like each other enough to keep seeing one another.
February 22, 2021
B-sides | The Intro
Abbey explains what a b-side is and why you should play yours more often.
February 22, 2021