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The Naked Truth Podcast

The Naked Truth Podcast

By Trisha Hershberger
The Naked Truth Podcast is the next evolution of the long running youtube series of the same by TV & Internet host & producer Trisha Hershberger. It’s a series where all manner of topics are discussed without any added pretense in the most honest way possible.
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Ep 44 - Naked Truth on PERFECTIONISM
Setting lofty goals for yourself is often seen as a good thing, but when you need to get that 100% score all the time with extra credit, you may end up doing more harm than good. Let's discuss one of my biggest downfalls and how to work against it - perhaps a goal for 2022?
December 30, 2021
Ep 43 - Naked Truth on Fantasy
Fantasy epics abound in today's pop culture - Tolkien, Game of Thrones, D&D, Legend of Zelda, etc. - and I thought I'd take some time to discuss why fantasy hits such a sweet spot with myself and so many of us, especially now.
December 16, 2021
Ep 42 - Naked Truth on How to Flirt
Approaching a stranger to tell them you find them attractive - it's... awkward to say the least. Or sometimes even worse when it's someone you know on some level! Let's discuss some of the best (& worst) flirting techniques out there. 
December 02, 2021
Ep 41 - Naked Truth on Family & Thanksgiving
Getting the family together for the holidays is lovely, but can also be awkward when it comes to differences of opinion on charged topics. Let's chat some ways to get through it and focus one what we are grateful for.
November 25, 2021
Ep 40 - Naked Truth on Moving to LA (pt 2)
Making a move far away from everyone you know is huge! But what happens after you get there? Here's my story with some thoughts now that I have a bit more perspective.
November 18, 2021
Ep 39 - Double Standards in Sexism
This one gets very complex, so buckle up, be open minded and let's discuss double standards in sexism and admitting when you've been wrong... **I put the MATURE tag on because of EXPLICIT LANGUAGE when quoting others - BE FOREWARNED - Don't listen around kiddos**
November 11, 2021
Ep 38 - Naked Truth on Comedy
What makes something funny? Can you learn to be funny? And when has funny gone too far? Let's chat all about it with one of the internet's most prolific creators, Lauren Francesca.
November 04, 2021
Ep 37 - Naked Truth on "Bad Boys/Girls" Getting All the Love
Ever heard "nice guys/girls finish last?" or wondered why people tend to be attracted to jerks? Let's discuss the nuance here... **Light profanity warning for this episode**
October 28, 2021
Ep 36 - Naked Truth on Death with Special Guest Steven Spohn
Dealing with loss is never easy and everyone deals with it differently. Welcome special guest Steven Spohn @stevenspohn to the naked army & please do yourself a favor and follow his podcast as well!
October 21, 2021
Ep 35 - Naked Truth on Boobs
Ah... the YouTube episode that is still to date the most viewed yet on my YouTube channel - The Naked Truth on Boobs - a conversation about what it's like to have a larger chest and why you should never judge someone based on their appearance. Enjoy!
October 14, 2021
Ep 34 - Naked Truth on Cosplay
Ahh... the joy of cosplay - what is it? Why do people do it? And why are there so many different opinions surrounding it? As someone who adores cosplay, I thought we'd reflect on some of what makes it so unique
October 07, 2021
Ep 33 - Naked Truth on How to be Organized
Organization can be a useful tool, but overdependence on anything can hold you back. As an uber-organized person, here are my tips to become more organized yourself, and how to maybe tone it down in certain situations.
September 23, 2021
Ep 32 - Naked Truth on Sexual Comments
Many people make and leave comments online that are sexual in nature - after all we are sexual beings. When are these comments complimentary? When are they offensive? How do you know the difference? Thanks to special guest Dani (@Dani_Pallotta) for your input on this one!
September 09, 2021
Ep 31 - Naked Truth on Courage
What are you afraid of and how do you gain the courage to combat your fears? I'll talk about some of mine 6 years ago to now and how I've changed over the years, plus I get really candid about the courage I'm hoping to find today
September 02, 2021
Ep 30 - Naked Truth on Nude Selfies
Do you take nude selfies? Let's talk about the pros and cons of one of our generations most prolific art forms...
August 26, 2021
Ep 29 - Naked Truth on WINNING (with special guest Amy Vorpahl)
Amy Vorpahl - Actress/Singer/Dungeon Master/Writer - joins us this week to discuss winning and awards. Are awards a lovely way to recognize outstanding achievement? Should participation awards be a thing? Let's discuss.
August 19, 2021
Ep 28 - Naked Truth on Police Brutality
Thoughts after the tragic shooting in Ferguson all those years ago - fast-forward to today - what has changed? Weighing in on what to do to enact change with such a heated topic... 
August 12, 2021
Ep 27 - Naked Truth on Fitness
Anyone else having trouble staying fit throughout the last year with everything going on? Yeah, me too. I'll share my best tips with you and you do the same okay? 
August 05, 2021
Ep 26 - Naked Truth on the Internet
The internet has brought many changes - some for good, some for ill - over the years and I think the best way to describe our relationships with it is... "it's complicated." When it comes to social media, content creation, and dealing with negativity, how do you use the internet?? This episode features special guest Greg Miller of Kinda Funny Games!
July 29, 2021
Ep 25 - Naked Truth on Hate
Hate is a really strong word and one that is thrown around a LOT these days given the current state of politics, pandemic and otherwise. Here's a brief look into how I've been combating some of this negativity both in myself and out in the world.
July 22, 2021
Ep 24 - Naked Truth on Being Nerdy
Let your geek flag fly!! What does it mean to "be nerdy" and how has that changed over the years? Also how do you define geek vs nerd?
July 15, 2021
Ep 23 - Naked Truth on First Dates
First dates can be so nerve-wracking!!! What to say, where to go, what to do?? I'll share some of my experiences and offer some of the best advice I was given that helped me find my person.
July 08, 2021
Ep 22 - Naked Truth on Sexuality
I know it's a day late to still be in Pride Month, but Happy Pride anyway! Let's discuss sexuality...
July 01, 2021
Ep 21 - Naked Truth on Nerves
Do you ever get nervous before something big - an interview, performance, thrill ride, etc? Let's chat ways to "use it or lose it" as they say!
June 03, 2021
Ep 20 - Naked Truth on the Friendzone
The term "friendzone" can be a loaded one for sure, often signifying a friendship where one party has romantic or sexual feelings for the other and those feelings are not mutual. It can be a complex situation for sure and in this episode, we discuss various ways to approach this type of situation.
May 27, 2021
Ep 19 - Naked Truth on How to Attract a Partner
Ah the age old question we all wish to have an answer for... how to appear more attractive to someone you are romantically interested in... it's a tricky one for sure! I'll share some of my dating do's and don'ts and personal stories and hopefully something may help
May 20, 2021
Ep 18 - Naked Truth on Video Games
VIDEO GAMES!!! I love em! What some may consider to be a waste of time or childish hobby to me is one of the most elevated forms of immersive storytelling and my go to escape when I need to experience something outside of my everyday life. Let's talk about video games for a bit.
May 13, 2021
Ep 17 - Naked Truth on What's After College?
Congrats to all the soon-to-be grads out there! The period of transition from student to part of the adult workforce can be daunting to say the least and it may be full of unexpected compromises. Here's some lessons I learned and some advice from my personal experiences.
May 06, 2021
Ep 16 - Naked Truth on YouTube
A lot has changed in the world of digital content creation over the years since I started. Let's take a look back at my journey from traditional media, to YouTube, to a full blown career as a digital content creator. 
April 29, 2021
Ep 15 - Naked Truth on Losing Friends
Losing friends - or as I like to call them "friend breakups" - can really hurt - just as much, if not more so than romantic breakups. In this episode, I share some personal stories from my life and what I've learned about this unfortunate, but sometimes necessary part of life. 
April 22, 2021
Ep 14 - Naked Truth on Motivation
Motivation is so tough right now given the state of the world. So what do you do to find it? I'll share some of my tips and perhaps we can all help each other a bit. 
April 15, 2021
Ep 13 - Naked Truth on Walk of Shame
Discussion on the term "The Walk of Shame" - what does it mean? Does it carry the same meaning it did 7 years ago? As society and language evolve, some terms do as well. Let's discuss and share some personal stories about embarrassing evenings out.
April 08, 2021
Ep 12 - Naked Truth on Weird Jobs
How many of us have taken some odd jobs in our quest to find our calling in life? I've personally taken a lot of them. Here are some of my oddest jobs as well as general thoughts on the gig economy.
April 01, 2021
Ep 11 - The Naked Truth on God
Religion - often tricky to discuss - can be a big part of people's lives. My personal relationship with faith and religion has had many forms over the years and, as someone who loves to chat theology, let's get into it!
March 25, 2021
Ep 10 - Naked Truth on Rejection
Rejection sucks... and can come in all different forms. Here's some ways to deal with rejection whether it comes in the form of work, friendships, or otherwise...
March 18, 2021
Ep 9 - Naked Truth on College
Did you go to college? Are you planning to? If you did, are you using what you've learned? This episode deals with questions about whether or not college is "worth it" and how that differs from person to person.
March 04, 2021
Ep 8 - The Naked Truth on Body Image
Lots of us have dealt with body image issues over the years, and how we feel about our own bodies changes over time. Proud to have Meghan Tonjes (@MeghanTonjes) join the podcast this week to join the discussion...
February 25, 2021
Ep 7 - Naked Truth on Making Friends
Finding people who understand and appreciate you can be tough. In this episode, we'll talk about some strategies to help you find and connect with like minded folks. 
February 11, 2021
Ep 6 - The Naked Truth on Acting
Acting - having a career in TV/Film is why I moved to LA - I'll share with you my story and offer advice and insight into the entertainment industry and what it looks like when you are trying to "break in."
February 04, 2021
Ep 5 - The Naked Truth on Bullying
How do you deal with people being intentionally hurtful? Is it different as adults than it was when we were younger? Here's my story and some ways to cope with the bullies in your life.
January 28, 2021
Ep 4 - Naked Truth on My Toys
Here's a mini tour of some of my favorite nerdy collectibles and toys - back then and today. I am a big proponent of surrounding yourself with things that make you happy, so let's have a little show and tell shall we?
January 21, 2021
Ep 3 - The Naked Truth on Moving to LA
When I was 22 years old, I packed all my belongings in my 16 year old car and drove across the country to start a new life, this is that story... Have you had a life changing move?
January 14, 2021
Ep 2 - Naked Truth on Love
Sharing experiences when it comes to romantic love is SUPER personal, but that's what the Naked Truth is for right? Here goes nothing!
January 07, 2021
Ep 1 - Naked Vlogging?
The very first episode of The Naked Truth aired in February of 2014 - let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
January 01, 2021
The Naked Truth Podcast Teaser
So what is The Naked Truth Podcast anyway?
January 01, 2021