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Thoughts of Lora

Thoughts of Lora

By Lora Yordanova
Thoughts of Lora is a new podcast created for the ambitious and curious 20-something looking to stay informed on-the-go.

On this podcast, your host, Lora Yordanova, will be exploring different topics, from habit-building, to creativity, to politics and more. Some episodes will feature a guest to add a different perspective and some will be solo.

Tune in every other Wednesday for a new episode and keep up with your host on Instagram (@lotsoflora).

Got a topic or guest suggestion? DM your idea to @lotsoflora on IG, or send an email to lorayordanova99@gmail.com.
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Your Hardest Interview Questions Answered + Our Best Interviewing Tips

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Your Guide to Networking + Finding a Mentor
With summer fast approaching, many of us are looking for internships and post-grad jobs. In this podcast episode, I'm sharing my tips for finding mentors and networking in a genuine and authentic way. Don't forget to rate and review this podcast if you enjoy this episode and share it with your friends - it's a huge help! Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lotsoflora/ 
19:37
March 31, 2021
Your Hardest Interview Questions Answered + Our Best Interviewing Tips
With summer fast approaching, many of us are looking for internships and post-grad jobs. In this podcast episode, I'm joined by Daniel to give you a TON of essential interviewing tips and to teach you how to answer some of the most common and most difficult interview questions. Listen all the way to the end to hear the story of the time I sent my interviewer a meme! Don't forget to rate and review this podcast if you enjoy this episode and share it with your friends - it's a huge help! Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lotsoflora/ 
01:01:40
March 17, 2021
Resumes and Cover Letters: Everything You Need To Know
With summer fast approaching, many of us are looking for internships and post-grad jobs. Your resume and cover letter are one of the most important things to get nailed down quickly before you start applying. A good resume and cover letter can make all the difference - they're how you show the great skills and experiences you have. In this podcast episode, I'm sharing all of the tips I've ever gotten on how to craft a kick-ass resume and cover letter. It's not as hard as you think! To read the blog post version, click here.  Don't forget to rate and review this podcast if you enjoy this episode and share it with your friends - it's a huge help! Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lotsoflora/ 
20:08
March 3, 2021
The Second Impeachment of Donald Trump - The Facts You Need To Know
If you're still confused about the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, get the facts you need in under 10 minutes in this episode! If you want more detailed information on how the impeachment process works (and a refresher of the first impeachment), I have an episode about that! Click here to listen. Don't forget to rate and review this podcast if you enjoy this episode and share it with your friends - it's a huge help! Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lotsoflora/ 
08:21
February 17, 2021
Galentine's Day: A Conversation About Long-lasting Friendships
To celebrate Valentine's Day, or Galentine's Day, I brought on my two oldest and closest friends to discuss long-term friendships, expectations, and how those relationships change over the years. This is a very open and honest conversation to get us all in the mindset to share some love with the friends closest to us. Happy _alentine's day to you! Don't forget to rate and review this podcast if you enjoy this episode and share it with your friends - it's a huge help! Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lotsoflora/ 
47:20
February 10, 2021
Building Habits and ACTUALLY Sticking to Them: Breaking Down Atomic Habits
In this episode, I'm taking you through the key takeaways from the book Atomic Habits by James Clear and how I actually apply them in my life and you can too! Don't forget to rate and review this podcast if you enjoy this episode and share it with your friends - it's a huge help! Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lotsoflora/ 
28:13
February 3, 2021
Why I'm NOT Setting New Year's Resolutions This Year
Setting New Year's Resolutions is a tried and true American tradition but this year - it just doesn't feel right. Listen to hear about why I'm NOT setting any resolutions and what I'm doing instead. For 5 things you can do instead of setting resolutions - check out this post on the blog: (http://lotsoflora.com/5-things-to-do-instead-of-setting-new-years-resolutions/)  Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) ! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lotsoflora/ 
14:56
January 15, 2021
Let's Get Spooky: Halloween Movie Rating
With Halloween (my fav holiday) right around the corner, I wanted to do a short little episode talking all about Halloween movies. 
09:59
October 26, 2020
Can Journalists Have Opinions? Discussing Journalistic Bias with Abbey Vanderpoel
In this episode, my friend and fellow journalism student, Abbey Vanderpoel, joins me to talk about journalistic bias and how to spot it and whether or not journalists are allowed to have opinions and how/if we are allowed to express them.  If you often feel like the media is biased and have a hard time understanding and trusting what goes on, this episode will be great for you to gain a little insight and learn some ways to avoid that bias.  As always, you can connect with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora) and if you like this podcast, you can subscribe, rate and review and share with your friends. Your support means a lot. 
33:09
October 12, 2020
Remembering RBG: What She Meant to Us
This episode is dedicated to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her strength and all she did for women. You'll hear more about her life as well as hear from several different women about what she meant to them and how they want to see her legacy upheld. Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) or email me at lorayordanova99@gmail.com!
10:00
September 28, 2020
Finding and Re-Finding Creativity with Olivia Bannerman
In this episode, I'm joined by Olivia Bannerman, an artist and a very old friend of mine to talk about finding your artistic style, inspiration, emotional space for creativity and how to connect with and re-find your creativity.  You can find Olivia on Instagram (@studiobannerman) and view her online gallery and shop by clicking here. Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) or email me at lorayordanova99@gmail.com!
21:26
September 18, 2020
Welcome to Season 2!
Starting off the season with a little catch-up video about where I am and how I'm feeling. This season, you can expect to hear more episodes featuring a guest and more varied topics. Have a topic or guest suggestion? Send me a DM on Instagram (@lotsoflora) or email me at lorayordanova99@gmail.com!
10:04
September 11, 2020
In Quarantine: The Things We Are Feeling
This mini-episode is a compilation of different people's feelings during quarantine and social distancing in the COVID-19 pandemic. Connect with me on Instagram here. 
00:54
May 28, 2020
In Quarantine: The Things We Miss The Most
This mini-episode is a compilation of different people's thoughts on what they have missed the most during quarantine and social distancing in the COVID-19 pandemic. Connect with me on Instagram here. 
01:04
May 28, 2020
The Democratic Presidential Candidates: What Do They Stand For?
This episode breaks down the stances of the two front-runners in the Democratic race, Biden and Sanders, by issue.  In this episode, you'll see where they agree and where they differ. You can keep a tally of who you agree with throughout the episode to help you make a decision on who to vote for in your state's primaries.  You can connect with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora)
24:01
March 8, 2020
Primaries, Caucuses and What Happened In Iowa, Oh My! - All About Presidential Elections in the U.S.
This episode breaks down the whole process of electing a President, from the Iowa Caucus up to the November election. If you're confused about how primaries and caucuses work, the electoral college, or what happened in Iowa this year, this episode is for you! All of this information is in blog post format here for your convenience.  Check your state's primary voting rules here and check the dates for all of the primaries here.  As always, please subscribe, rate and review and share the podcast. You can connect with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora) if you have any questions!
25:44
March 1, 2020
All About Love: What Makes Good Relationships and Friendships with Daniel Valdes
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this new podcast episode, co-hosted with my boyfriend Daniel Valdes.  In this episode, we’ll listen to audio clips of what love means to different people and have a conversation about love, relationships and friendship. Hope you enjoy it! As always you can connect with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora)  bedtime after a coffee by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US
01:08:41
February 14, 2020
Sustainable Shopping and Developing a Personal Style with Madeleine Howell
Thanks for listening to another episode of Thoughts of Lora! This is the first episode with a guest!  Madeleine Howell is the Womenswear Fashion Editor for Rouge Magazine, Founder and President of Fair Fashion (UGA's sustainable and ethical fashion club), and will be starting a position as a buyer for a department store in New York this summer! In this episode, we are talking all about finding a personal style, how to get comfortable dressing more boldly, and how to shop consciously and sustainably.  You can find Madeleine at @howellmadeleine on Instagram and can check out her portfolio by clicking here.  Click here for the book she mentioned (Conscious Closet). Some podcasts about sustainable/ethical fashion:  Conscious Chatter Wardrobe Crisis Wear Your Values As always, you can connect with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora) and visit my blog here.  Make sure to subscribe, rate and review and share this episode if you liked it!
43:00
February 7, 2020
The Best Books of 2019 and What I'm Reading in 2020
This episode is all about some of my favorite books from 2019 and the books that I am reading/plan to read this year.  Make sure to rate and review, and follow along with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora)! For the full list of all of the books I mentioned, descriptions of each, and links to get them, click here.
26:59
January 31, 2020
The Assassination of Gen. Soleimani and the U.S./Iran Conflict: Explained
On January 3rd, Iranian General Qassim Soleimani was killed by a U.S. drone strike. Listen now to learn about WHY this happened and all of the events leading up to it, as well as what happened afterward.  Make sure to rate and review, and follow along with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora)! For the written version of this podcast, click here.
16:49
January 24, 2020
Impeachment: Explained Pt. 1
In this episode of Thoughts of Lora, we're breaking down impeachment to explain what it really is, what all has happened so far with the impeachment of Donald Trump, and what that all means. Take a listen to learn more about it and subscribe to get the next episode of the impeachment installment and all future episodes.  Make sure to rate and review, and follow along with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora)! For the written version of this podcast, click here.
18:44
January 17, 2020
Goals vs. Resolutions and My Goals for 2020
Do you see a difference between New Year's resolutions, goals and habit-building? In this episode, I'll be sharing my goals for 2020 and laying out the differences between resolutions, goals and habits. Take a listen to learn how to approach each of them differently and how to use that approach for the most successful outcome.  Make sure to subscribe, rate and review, and follow along with me on Instagram (@lotsoflora)! For the written version of this podcast, click here. 
19:37
January 17, 2020
Thoughts of Lora TRAILER
Tap 'Subscribe' right now to get the first episode of Thoughts of Lora very soon! Follow along on the blog (www.lotsoflora.com) and on Instagram (@lotsoflora) to stay up to date on the latest episodes. Thanks so much for your support and I hope to have you back every week!
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January 6, 2020