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Episode 62: You Made It Weird
Sara Schaefer

You Made It Weird #62: Sara Schaefer

Sara Schaefer (Emmy-winning blogger for Fallon, You Had to Be There podcast, comedy) is a delightful guest: hilarious, thoughtful and DARE I SAY, EVEN MOVING. A great episode with a lot of laughs AND a lot of heart. Good lord, get into it already! It’s so good!!!

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  1. Steve says:

    Holy shit I wish I was this open about myself. One of the best YMIWs definitely. I cried

  2. Alex says:

    Wow, this hit too close to home. What Sara said about her mom was laser accurate (that’s for you Pete) to my experience when mine passed 4 years ago. Her age, her prognosis (both cancer and time left), all of us coming home for shifts the last couple of days, the death rattle, hearing her last words… all the same for me.

    Thank you Sara. And Pete, as always a great episode.

  3. matty says:

    I had some tears coming up on this one. Love this show so much.

  4. Tom Steele says:

    I can’t hear “Place in this World” without thinking of Mark Lowry’s parody “Face in this World” about his huge face.
    When you guys talked about Universalism I remembered Carlton Pearson in Tulsa, who switched over to this belief, and started preaching that no one goes to hell.. and he lost most of his church. It saddens me to know that a lot of Christians would rather believe they’re going to Heaven, but everyone they don’t like is going to hell, than believe in God’s love for all.

  5. Brad says:

    Wonderful podcast, truly. Thank you both!

    I totally agree on the relationship bit about both people putting each other on pedestals, or it’s toast.

    And thumbsucker pride! Hell yes! You all WISH you had an endless & harmless cigarette that’s safe to fall asleep with. If you did, you’d hide it too!

    Never had any overbite problems. The only slight pressure is on the roof of the mouth, not the teeth. I’m right thumb only, fits like a glove. Tiny callus where my bottom front teeth fit into the knuckle. Left thumb feels like a hobo’s weewee with a guitar pick glued on.

  6. Anna says:

    Wow, this one made me tear up and think about my own stepmom’s death. Great episode.

  7. Tristan Mathers says:

    Wow. Thank you so much for this, Pete and Sara. What an incredible episode. It brought tears to my eyes, which no podcast has ever done! So amazing to hear truths about losing a loved one. Just incredible. Thanks so much for sharing all this!

  8. jsl says:

    Pete, I can’t get over how much I identify with everything you reference about your childhood and early adulthood, and how similarly we’ve grown, philosophically… and you’re damn right I owned the cassette single of “Place In This World”.

  9. Robin says:

    Wow, what an amazing episode! I truly thank Sara for being so open. This podast is the real deal.

  10. sally says:

    Here’s the God Loves Everyone song you guys 🙂

  11. Mark Rajca says:

    It just keeps getting better!

    Touched on all those things I hardly get to talk about anymore, and think all the time. Thank you for putting this on the digital record.

  12. Spencer says:

    So glad to hear you talk about SLC Pete! You need to come back soon. We have rice krispy squares.

  13. jimjim says:

    thanks Pete and Sara. This was a really great and meaningful episode.