Episodes

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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