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Upworthy’s first podcast is a lighthearted look at some of the site's most popular and engaging stories. It’s the perfect way to shake off the Monday-to-Friday news cycle with a refreshing dose of good news. "Upworthy Weekly" is hosted by Alison Rosen and Tod Perry. Alison is best known for her super popular show “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend" and as the former co-host of "The Adam Carolla Show." Tod is one of Upworthy’s most prolific writers and has a long history in podcasting incl ...
 
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On the final episode of Upworthy Weekly, Alison and Tod reveal their plans for the future and thank the Upworthy team for supporting the podcast for the past two years. But even though it’s the last show doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of great stories to discuss. In episode 65, Alison and Tod go over the new “self-dating” trend, how to find love …
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A comedian shares the "awful" toys and pop culture kids in the '80s had to endure. A Gen Xer gives valuable life advice for Gen Z and a 10-year-old has an impressive interview with Raiders' star Devante Adams. Plus, a woman gives out her "mystery" number to a guy at a bar. Learn more about your ad ch…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A mom shares the hilarious story of when she mistook Jésus for Jesus. A woman outwits a credit card fraudster and parents are sharing the moment their kids learned how babies are made. Plus, Ke Huy Quan’s amazing comeback and why we won’t be attending the podcast awards. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A woman challenges herself to do something new every day of the year. A nun and a friar find forbidden love and a psychologist gives evidence-based tips on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions. Plus, is Alison on today’s show the real Alison? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
Alison and Tod wrap up the year by finishing a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022. In part two of two, they discuss a couple who lives permanently on cruise ships, the “adult problems no one prepared you for” and how an Instacart driver saved someone’s life. Which story made it to number one? Listen and see. Learn more about …
 
Alison and Tod wrap up the year by covering a list of the top ten most popular Upworthy stories of 2022. In the first of two episodes, Jennifer Garner shares her random act of kindness, science has determined the most effective way to flirt and people are sharing the parenting strategies that “need to end now.” Plus, Tod really embarrassed himself …
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about on this week's show? People are sharing the recurring dreams that they just can't stop having. A guy goes viral for sharing a wonderful meeting with 'James Bond' as a kid and Jessica Chastain talks about how she broadens her daughter's horizons. Plus, a couple wears the wrong thing to a beach resort and Tod's C…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Kristen Bell shares why she wants to raise girls who are “nice.” Yoko Ono explains how John Lennon’s creativity came from his inner child and a therapist explains why people are so attracted to conspiracy theories. Plus, a listener shares some harsh criticism and how Alison helped make Tod a better p…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing the women who have a "voice of God" like Morgan Freeman. George Takei proves that it's never too late to achieve your dreams and a mom shares how audiobooks changed her life. Plus, Adam Sandler gives a hilarious acceptance speech and Alison contemplates a new career as a pro wrestl…
 
What are Tod and Alison talking about this week? The benefits of decorating for Christmas early, how to know you just won an argument and Harvard's advice on how to raise "good kids." Plus, the one artist "Weird" Al Yankovic won't parody and Tod makes a bold prediction about the future of Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A mother shares a poignant post about how friendship changes in your 30s and 40s. People are sharing the life lessons learned "the hard way" and the actor who played Biff in "Back to the Future" sings a funny song about fame. Plus, controversial Thanksgiving pie opinions and why do people wake up rig…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Kids asked God the biggest questions and we have the answers. A woman is confused about whether she has an inner monologue and a mom shares the perfect way to deal with stranger danger. Plus, Upworthy joins the fight against world hunger and we try to make sense of Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad…
 
Alison and Tod celebrate their one-year anniversary by going over the show's brief history and controversial moments. Later, they look into things people enjoy as they age, an unpopular but effective parenting rule, and people share the biggest mistakes they've made. Plus, a woman rents out her “handy” husband and a montage of some of the show's fu…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A couple that fell in love after meeting in an elevator got married, proving that love at first sight exists. Also, Jimmy Fallon asked people to share their best last-minute Halloween costume ideas and Anne Hathaway brilliantly tackles the “language of hatred” in a powerful new speech. Learn more abo…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A grandmother has a hilarious handout for everyone who came to her funeral and non-Americans are sharing the things they think every American has in their kitchen. Plus, Patrick Hamilton from the “Kill By Kill” podcast stops by to share some horror films that are uplifting enough to be deemed “Upwort…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing the funniest things their partners have said in their sleep. Therapists say that horror films can help with anxiety and William Shatner reveals the depressing thing that happens when you go to space. Plus, a simple explanation for ADHD and Tod is a lair. Learn more about your ad ch…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? As Halloween approaches, they share advice on the best and worst in costumes and candy. Later, a mom does an excellent job fielding her daughter’s questions about pregnancy and a father has some thoughts about dads who do the bare minimum. Plus, a singing parrot and naming your kid after your friend.…
 
Alison and Tod debate whether kids should be able to name themselves. A woman brings champagne to a one-year-old's birthday party and a bride left at the altar goes on with her wedding anyway. Plus, Tod has a moral dilemma about life and death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Alison and Tod discuss whether West Coast or East Coast people are more kind. Jimmy Fallon’s audience shares their worst first dates and a delivery nurse reveals the worst things men have said while their wives are giving birth. Plus, Alison has questionable fashion sense and Tod’s having astrological issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
What are Alison and Tod Taking about this week? A fussy kindergartener has a real problem with his mom's cooking. People are sharing the things teens aren't ready to hear and people who have everything and still aren’t happy. Plus, a representative from Nike shares its latest innovation that significantly reduces its carbon footprint. Learn more ab…
 
What are Tod and Alison talking about on this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly”? They remember Queen Elizabeth by sharing a funny story from her bodyguard and by nominating the Americans they think are worthy of the crown. Later, Taylor Hawkins’ son pays tribute to his late father by playing drums with the Foo Fighters and a woman shares her gran…
 
On this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly,” Alison and Tod talk about the things teachers did in the ‘80s and ‘90s that just wouldn’t fly today. They also discuss a beauty pageant contestant who refuses to wear makeup, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s advice to graduates and how to stop misinformation online. Plus, a 7-year-old listener rates her week. Lea…
 
On this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly” Alison and Tod discuss some fun cat stories, a couple who took engagement photos at Olive Garden and a woman whose 100th birthday wish was to be arrested. Plus, what does a black hole sound like and why is this time of year so special to Tod? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On this week’s episode of “Upworthy Weekly” Alison and Tod tackle some tricky parenting questions. Did Britney Spears yell at her kids or was she just being a good parent? What are the worst diaper disasters you’ve experienced? Should parents make their kids pay rent? Plus, scientists are looking to bring back extinct animals. Didn’t “Jurassic Park…
 
On this Saturday’s show, Alison and Tod talk about the funny names that kids use for things. Later, they listen to a TikTokker who sounds exactly like Michael Jackson and discuss the things people prefer to do “the old-fashioned way.” Plus, Tod has a controversial strategy to take the podcast to new heights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
Alison and Tod talk about the uniquely American things that non-Americans would love to try. Later, they discuss a new study that shows why readers live longer and review a list of funny Arabic idioms. Plus, why we may have just entered a mythological future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In episode 39, Alison and Tod talk about the Disney films that disturbed them as children. They also discuss giant dog beds for humans and a super-sweet surprise that “Weird Al” Yankovic had for his biggest fan. Plus, TV icon Norman Lear shares some words of wisdom on his 100th birthday and Alison has to get the proverbial bear out of her proverbia…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? Alicia Silverstone still co-sleeps with her eleven-year-old son. When are children too old to sleep with their parents? Women are sharing the nonsexual things that turn them on and a hilarious Nigerian woman dispels African stereotypes. Plus, Tod looks at the positive side of having Covid-19 and the …
 
The show opens with Tod sharing great advice on making your own luck he learned from Dr. Christian Busch. Later, why did people look older in the past and should young guys get vasectomies? Plus, advice for living in ridiculous times and Alison has COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Alison and Tod discuss Carson Daly’s brave admission that he and his wife have had a sleep divorce. They also hear from a psychologist who teaches people to love their flaws and go over a list of things that are "frowned upon" but shouldn’t be. Plus, Tod is a little skittish and Alison had a very bad week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
Tod and Alison do something a little different this week by discussing some of the most uplifting entries in Upworthy's "10 Things That Made Us Smile This Week" articles that come out every Friday. You'll meet a heartwarming British senior citizen, groove to some classical music played on marimbas by South African students, laugh at the funniest ca…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing the things they miss about life before the internet. Tips for ending conversations with people who talk too much, and what happened to MTV? Plus, are rival good news podcasts conspiring to ruin the show? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In an episode filled with self-help advice, Alison and Tod learn that people who have a positive outlook tend to live longer. They also examine “Star Wars” creator George Lucas' thoughts on happiness. Plus, a songwriter named Jax has written the "jam of the summer” revealing Victoria's secret and Tod’s mind is blown by avocado toast. Learn more abo…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A mom-to-be has rules for meeting her baby, 911 operators share their wildest stories and a world traveler saved $28,000 by cat-sitting. Plus, Tod has a major domestic problem and Alison had a bad week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
What are Alison and Tod talking about this week? People are sharing marriage advice that "sounded absurd" but is really helpful and a retired military pilot uses his plane to save rescue dogs. Plus, Alison and Tod share tips on saving money and Jennifer Garner makes calling your senator easy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
 
At the end of a hard week, Alison and Tod attempt to lift people’s spirits with a “joy bomb” of positive stories. First, a Florida student’s graduation speech brilliantly gets around the “Don’t Say Gay” law. Later, TikTok has a new dad who cares, and Mr. Rogers gets his own holiday in Pennsylvania. Plus, cheers to stepmoms and a new mother shares t…
 
Alison and Tod talk with Tracy Kaplan from the "Ten News" about how to discuss current events with kids. Plus, Matt McConaughey shares important advice about language. People are wondering if life gets better after 30 and some positive news about cats (finally!). Plus, folks share their strange nicknames and Alison sets the camping “Truthers” strai…
 
Alison and Tod discuss one of Upworthy's most popular stories of all time, a couple in their 50s retired to spend the rest of their lives on cruise ships. A pelvis floor doctor has a mind-blowing revelation about going "just in case" and people in England are overcoming trauma through stand-up comedy. Plus, Alison goes camping, and Tod remembers hi…
 
A company in India wants its employees to take a 30-minute nap every day to increase productivity. ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gives a moving tribute to his dog, and people are helping introverts by teaching them how to make small talk. Plus, Tod is trying to “Be like Mike” and Alison has had a hard week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph…
 
Alison and Tod share the advice they’d give their 13-year-old selves. An elderly man’s life is transformed by dog sitting for his neighbor and people share how to get a guy to stop hitting on you. Plus, an incredible Jack Russell terrier saves lives, and a Florida man fights back against book bans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
This week’s show touches on everything from religion to psychology to criminology. Alison and Tod open with an appeal to have a legendary rapper co-host the show. They move on to discuss a clever Lyft driver’s ride menu, a guy who was raised to be the perfect husband, and a spiritual discussion on questions we’d ask God. Plus, Tod’s caffeine addict…
 
What stories are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A woman asks a man she met online for her grandmother’s approval before their date. People are sharing the strange and creepy things their kids have said and researchers found that people’s views change after switching news channels. Plus, Tod nominates the greatest Americans for Mount Rushmo…
 
Which Upworthy stories are Alison and Tod talking about this week? A monk shares his advice for building a great morning routine. A news crew uncovers footage of an 11-year-old Prince and non-Americans are sharing the dead giveaways that someone is from the U.S. Plus, Tod discusses his new health plan and Alison has a harrowing moment while on vaca…
 
In a very special episode of "Upworthy Weekly," we go back to the beginning and take a listen to the never-before-heard demo that Alison and Tod recorded to get the job as hosts of the podcast. It's like a time machine that magically takes you back to May 2021. A guy living off the grid is surprised when he learns about the pandemic. The governor o…
 
What are Alison Rosen and Tod Perry talking about this week? A couple adopts a dog surrendered by its owner for being “gay.” Wales just outlawed spanking your kids. A woman goes viral for asking what men “universally love” and Tom Hanks crashes a wedding. Plus, Tod talks to writer Max Patrick Schlienger on the perils of social media addiction. Lear…
 
Four single mothers bought a house together and created a commune in Washington, D.C. People are sharing the "one simple thing that can fix the world" and teachers reveal the funniest reasons why they had to call home. Plus, Tod's St. Patrick's Day disaster and Alison is having a marital stand-off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
A teacher is mispronouncing students' names and it's for a great reason. What are the things that we say are “normal,” but should really be questioned? And a grandma has a super crush on Keanu Reeves, but don't we all? Plus, Tod reveals his secret to a happy marriage and why do we always talk about dogs and never about cats? Learn more about your a…
 
Alison and Tod take a shot at solving life’s biggest question, “What happens after we die?” However, it’s not all heavy stuff. They also discuss the “unmanly” things that guys love, diamonds, the gift of Chipotle, and a life-saving beagle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Twin sisters married twin brothers and their children are cousins who are more like brothers. A mom bet her teen son he couldn’t stay off social media for six years, and a bumper sticker saved someone’s life. Plus, Tod reveals he’s an empath and a person who uses a wheelchair shows you how to not be “weird” around him. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
A super nice guy from Australia accompanied his pregnant Tinder date to the hospital to have a baby. People are sharing the parenting trends they think should end, and the internet comes together to reunite a lost teddy bear with his family. Plus, Alison's unimpressive theater debut and Tod's moral dilemma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m…
 
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