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9: Insert Motivational Motto Here

This week, Melissa and Taekia find their well of motivation for getting through the raggedy end of the year. A lot of our motivation comes from the amazing staff at Mischief. At this point in the year, we have to think about how to do work we really want to get done without being interrupted by all the other tasks that come up as a boss.  For Mistakes in the News, we pondered Facebook’s decision to take away fact-checking from political ads. For our mistakes of the week, Melissa talks about not making assumptions, and Taekia got bogged down in an over-complicated email situation. For our self-care go-tos of the week, Melissa is a zen master and Taekia has a new method for how to stop a bathtub from draining prematurely. 

Here’s the video of La Vie Bohème at LeakyCon Portland in 2013, which was supposed to be a joke but then it actually happened. 

 

This episode is sponsored by the Book Riot Podcast. We’re huge fans of the Book Riot website as well for all of your book news.

 

Finally, please send us your advice (newmistakespod@gmail.com) about how to keep your motivation going! We’ll feature them in a mailbag episode.

 

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8: This Episode is a Mistake

In an effort to reckon with this week’s topic of imposter syndrome, we present to you our UNEDITED audio of our recording. Anything could happen! We’ve got plenty of stories about  how it feels to doubt yourself, even if you have proven to yourself that you can do all the things (00:02:18). Imposter syndrome is a downer, but we point out how unfounded it can be. For Mistakes in News (00:34:59), we get back into one of Rose McGowan’s upcoming lawsuits against a famously horrible man, and how larger, systemic mistakes get to continue. For our mistakes of the week, Melissa and Taekia are both thinking about how to get their arms around constantly shifting projects (00:42:41).

 

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7: Faking It

Get ready for some singing and a hardcore lesson on how to act. Melissa asks Taekia to teach her how to keep her emotions in check, when it’s necessary. There are times when it behooves you not to cry out loud. Melissa and Taekia consider why it’s important to pay attention to what kind of people you’re dealing with. Also, we finally explain the ducks and the quacking! As usual, we run through Mistakes in the News, our mistakes of the week, and self-care go-tos. 

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to tell us about your new mistakes! Also, check out our website for links to Mistakes in the News. We’re actively looking for new questions, so please send us anything you’ve been wondering about to newmistakespod@gmail.com.

6: Regrets, We’ve Had a Few

First comes first: we’re back from a hiatus! We’ve been overjoyed to see your comments and questions, and can’t wait to keep digging into mistakes.  

We have a listener question! They want us to talk about the nature of regret, as opposed to mistakes, in a few different contexts. Melissa and Taekia look back on how important it is to value yourself and what it means to understand more about yourself because of regrets. For Mistakes in the News, Taekia has a grand time explaining the very weird specifics of an accidental decriminalization. For our Mistakes of the Week, we had some fun ones with this very episode. Finally, for our self care of the week, we implore you to get moving and go outside.  

Follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to tell us about your new mistakes! Also, check out our website for links to Mistakes in the News. We’re actively looking for new questions, so please send us anything you’ve been wondering about to newmistakespod@gmail.com. For extra credit, send us a voicemail telling us about your mistakes. It’s cathartic! 

Produced by Melissa Anelli // Hosted by Melissa Anelli and Taekia Blackwell

5: The Bro Mistake (or, “Zack with a K”)

This week, on Make New Mistakes, we welcome our first guest into our little corner office: Amanda McLoughlin, business and digital media extraordinaire. We’ve known Amanda since the beginning of LeakyCon, so we all spend some time talking about building our small businesses out of early Internet communities. For our question of the week, we focus on when it’s time to cut off a business relationship, specifically with bros of a certain type. For Mistakes in the News, Melissa and Taekia talk through that unfortunate Microsoft leak. Finally, all of us give our self care go-tos of this week.

Amanda McLoughlin is the creator and CEO of Multitude, an independent podcast collective, consultancy, and production studio in NYC. You can find Amanda on her website, amandamcloughlin.com, and on Twitter to find out more about her work on the podcasts Join the PartySpirits, and Waystation.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram tell us about your new mistakes! Also, check out our website for links to Mistakes in the News. We’re actively looking for new questions, so please send us anything you’ve been wondering about to newmistakespod@gmail.com.

4: Don’t Read the Comments

This week, on Make New Mistakes, we issue a strong directive: for the sake of your sanity, don’t read the comments. Melissa and Taekia discuss what it’s like to provide a big service to so many people, and see your customers process it publicly on social media. We do know, however, that you will read the comments. We have strategies for wading through the deluge of comments, and how to integrate them, respond to them, or ignore them. For Mistakes in the News, we see how New Coke relates to our conventions, and a ridiculous medical mistake. Finally, we just came back from Con of Thrones so we have some fun on-site mistakes to report, and we’re getting our self care back on track. 

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram tell us about your new mistakes! Also, check out our website for links to Mistakes in the News. We’re actively looking for new questions, so please send us anything you’ve been wondering about to newmistakespod@gmail.com.

3: Everyone Can See You

This week, on Make New Mistakes, we ponder the question: what happens when everyone can see your mistake? Event planning has made us experts in public mistakes. Want to learn more about audience psychology? We have mistakes that we made and learned from and bring that knowledge to you. For Mistakes in the News, we talk about what large piles of money do and don’t mean for a business’s success. Finally, we tell you about our most recent mistakes and our self-care go-tos. Here’s Taekia’s self-care playlist of the moment.  

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram tell us about your new mistakes! Also, check out our website for pictures of the infamous spreadsheets (as soon as we find them). We’re actively looking for new questions, so please send us anything you’ve been wondering about to newmistakes@mischiefmedia.com. 

 

Episode 2: That Time I Made Someone Cry

This week on Make New Mistakes: Crying at work, when it happens, why it happens, what to do when it happens, and what to do when you’ve caused it. Plus, Mistakes in the News, a new segment!

Hosts:

Melissa Anelli
Taekia Blackwell

Stories discussed:

“We Were Wrong”: Behind Fox’s ‘Dark Phoenix’ Debacle

Ali Stroker’s Tony Win Is a Huge Step for Performers With Disabilities

McDonald’s Used a Known Data Model To Make Forecasts. Then the Toronto Raptors Taught It a Wonderful, Painful Lesson

Episode 1: How Dare You Assert Yourself?

Episode one is about assertion! We talk about when you assert yourself, when it’s time to play bad cop, when it’s time to stop the conversation, and of course, the mistakes we’ve made asserting ourselves along the way.

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Make New Mistakes is a Mischief Media podcast.

Episode 0: Who Are We?

Melissa and Taekia introduce themselves, and discuss who they are and why they’re doing this podcast. This should be the first one you listen to!