Heart Half Full
32: A Healthy Fear of GUBA

32: A Healthy Fear of GUBA

July 13, 2020

This week, Cody and Vic don their caps and gowns to talk about graduation! 

Good News Everyone: Miniature human livers grown in lab!

Vic's Wholesome Tweet 

Cody's Wholesome Tweet 

31: Teen Angst is Forever

31: Teen Angst is Forever

June 29, 2020

This week, Vic would like you to hire her and Cody has a new animal friend named Wyatt. Plus, we reminisce about the music we grew up on and what it means to us today.


Good News Everyone: Thousands Sign Petition to Rename Columbus, Ohio to “Flavortown”



Main Topic: Childhood Music Tastes

Yellow Sony Walkman

Blue iPod Nano

Protest Music of the Bush Era


Wholesome Tweets


Cody 🧠


Black Lives Matter

30: It’s Normal To Not Know What To Do

30: It’s Normal To Not Know What To Do

June 15, 2020

Become a Patron of Is This For Real?

Donate to Black Lives Matter Edmonton


This week, Cody still won’t shut up about Dungeons & Dragons, and Vic wants you to keep wearing a mask outside, especially during a protest! Plus, we talk about something a lot of you might be feeling lately – crisis fatigue.


Good News Everyone: Drag Race Winner Surprised With Socially-Distant Parade From Fans



Main Topic: Crisis Fatigue

Wired: All This Chaos Might be Giving You Crisis Fatigue

Harvard Business Review: Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis


Wholesome Tweets

Vic 🍔

Cody 🐋


Black Lives Matter

29: The Power of Vulnerability

29: The Power of Vulnerability

June 3, 2020

Donate to a Group in the National Bail Fund Network

Resources for Non-Black Allies


This week, Cody becomes a citizen of Chromatica and Vic miniaturizes her hobbies. Plus, we get vulnerable and talk about opening ourselves up to pain and discomfort to be able to grow.


Good News Everyone: Crayola Unveils Packs of Crayons to Reflect World’s Skin Tones


Release Video


Main Topic: Vulnerability

Farnam Street: Is Vulnerability a Choice?

TEDxHouston: Brené Brown on the Power of Vulnerability

Forbes: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better

New York Times: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love


Wholesome “Tweets”

Vic 🐿️

Cody 🎢


Black Lives Matter

28: You’re Doing Your Best

28: You’re Doing Your Best

May 19, 2020

This week, Cody joins the Fierissance and Vic celebrates nine months of sobriety! Plus, we focus on balancing our priorities in a healthy, reasonable way.


Good News Everyone: Guy Fieri Hands out Lunch to COVID-19 First Responders



Main Topic: Balancing Priorities

RescueTime Blog: 9 Practical Methods for How to Prioritize Your Work (and Time)


Wholesome Tweets

Vic 🌼

Cody 💄


Be kind to yourself.

27: Take the Bread Pill

27: Take the Bread Pill

May 4, 2020

This week, Cody is thinking of taking his D&D obsession to the next level and Vic blesses us with a Recovery Corner segment! Plus, we continue our conversation about making food during quarantine, but this time it’s about baking!


Not Another D&D Podcast

The Adventure Zone


Good News Everyone: Japanese Aquarium Seeks Video Chats So Eels Remember Eels Exist

CTV News

Sumida Aquarium on Twitter


Main Topic: Baking

History Extra: A Brief History of (European) Baking

Tangerine Jones: Ragebaking

Medium: The Privilege of Rage

Forbes: Rage Baking is the Political Cookbook that Has the Food World Buzzing (don’t buy this book)


Wholesome Tweets

Vic 🍨



Show us what you bake this week!

No New Episode This Week

No New Episode This Week

April 26, 2020

But we still love you, and you'll hear from us next Monday 💛

26: …And That’s What I Love About Cooking
25: Make Something You Love

25: Make Something You Love

April 14, 2020

In episode 25, Vic and Cody time travel back to before the world felt like it ended to talk about crafting. 


Good News Everyone: U-Haul Offers Free Storage for Students Displaced due to COVID-19



Main Topic: Crafting

A History of Crafts

Why Crafting is Good for your Brain

Alberta Craft Council

Edmonton Needlecraft Guild

Rita's Quilt

Rita's Quilt News Story


Wholesome Tweets



24: Send a Virtual Hug

24: Send a Virtual Hug

April 6, 2020

In episode 24, Vic has to see a raccoon about a loan repayment and Cody starts the Carole Baskin fan club. Plus, we read and discuss your stories from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response.


Good News Everyone: Man Completes Half-Marathon on His Balcony

Good News Network


Main Topic: Essential Workers

Medical News Today: COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Workers at Risk of Mental Health Problems

Oxford Academic: COVID-19 and Experiences of Moral Injury in Frontline Key Workers


Wholesome Tweets

Vic 🐶

Cody 🐟


If you can, donate to Food Banks Canada to support COVID-19 response efforts.