Why do Americans think they're the only country that is "free?" I can do many things in Europe that I can't do in the USA. And what the hell is a 'Saturn Return' and why is it such a transformational time in our life? Talking of transformation, let's stop being scared of 30 - this age is full of new freedoms bébé! In this episode we cover all of this and more, featuring some of my closest friends from my childhood: Molly and Miriah!
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Turning 30, standing up for yourself & outsider perceptions of the USA
42:56Why do Americans think they're the only country that is "free?" I can do many things in Europe that I can't do in the USA. And what the hell is a 'Saturn Return' and why is it such a transformational time in our life? Talking of transformation, let's stop being scared of 30 - this age is full of new freedoms bébé! In this episode we cover all of this and more, featuring some of my closest friends from my childhood: Molly and Miriah!
"Big city" FOMO, philosophy degrees, influencing past memories, and psychedelics
48:32Is there a point to life itself, or are we fooling ourselves by distracting ourselves with things like chasing success or love? Why are we so focused on appearing successful or looking for someone to love us - wouldn't that mean that we're prioritizing how others view us instead of how *we* view ourselves? Are big boobs worth it or just straight-up back pain? And why is it so hard to sit normally in this chair? If you're into exploring these kinds of questions and tHouGhT eXpEriMenTs then you're gonna love this episode of Red Wine Talks with yet another subscriber in a coffee shop turned good friend, Anna.
Free-spirited *and* financially literate, Paris on the birth certificate, & lucid dreaming
44:05It's ELENNNNNNA and we're here to dive into financial education for people who are bored by finance. Why am I stashing all this money for retirement when I'mma be tired and crusty and not in tip-top shape to invest my money on travels around the world rIgHt nOw (at which point I'll be more interesting and more qualified and more world and could make *more* money at any given job?). Anyway, SHE'S NOT A CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANT BLAH BLAH BLAH DISCLAIMER THIS DISCLAIMER THAT. In other news: Have Instagram handles take the place of last names? How long can a career on social media *really* last? Are you able to talk to your parents about your dirty laundry? And lastly: how can I steal her passport so my birthplace says Paris?
Everyone is moving to Texas, losing your passion, your choices are never permanen
44:13Y’all first off, can you tell us why we now procrastinate on things we once loved and fought so hard for? Ok so in this episode, I'm corrupting the tech and skateboarding sectors of YouTube by breaking into Sara Dietschy and John Hill's new loft and bringing the wine. If you've never been to Dallas, you should know that everyone deserves a glass of wine after one attempt at changing lanes on an 8-lane Dallas freeway, so in many ways, I feel like I'm not so much corrupting as I am *helping* them. Anyway - I like this episode because well, I don't have many "couple" friends, let alone many who live in Texas. We discuss everything from the idea that maybe the middle class is really the ideal class to raise children to the differences between flowery Southern charm and blunt, but tactless NYC realness to then, the final realization that...hold up, wait — nothing in your life has to be permanent, so if you want to move to Texas, move to Texas...and even if the next day you decide that you actually want to move back to the city you just moved from...then...you are still allowed to do that (although we can all agree that'd be extremely inconvenient)
Gays not driving, Not everyone will like you, Shut Up and Go
51:07Once upon a time, Nasir sent a tweet and got a job at Shut Up and Go. 4 years later, here we are sipping and discussing why we all feel the desire to be liked by everyone...when *we* don't even like everyone? And why you would feel bizarre saying you're a wRiTeR but also, like, you've written for global publications, so you quite literally ARE a writer? Then we dive into Mediocrity™️...everyone agrees it's boring, but why are so few actually stepping beyond it? Then we go into the general dislike for hierarchy and not enjoying the boss-employee power dynamic; how we prefer an ensemble cast; how your job needs you more than you need it; how you might have to lower your modesty to be successful in entertainment - did I mention this is one of my favorites? Anyway, all of this and more on his rooftop in Brooklyn (that is apparently next to Terminal 3 at JFK airport!?). The f!ck...
Being unf*ckwithable, Ms #SoloTravel, and the Dontcha Wish Your GF Was Hot Like Me concept
51:18Let's get real: how do you actually initiate conversations with someone you don't know? Why is it that when you throw an 'ayyyy' in the circle, Parisians will look at you like you just stepped on their shoe? But most importantly, which one of us succeeded to seduce Arnaud the sexy French firefighter? Guest: Cassy Martinez
Our online image, being funny in French, me roasting Nathaniel Drew
29:28Nathaniel Drew and I disagree on some things, but hey, at least we both enjoy some warm oatmeal for breakfast? Guest: Nathaniel Drew
Liking bad boys, ages 23-26 being rough, heartbreak, open relationships, & having no clue
27:26Anne is here to say everything no one else would! Do we like bad boys because it brings us drama which then makes us feel accomplished when we get through it? Why do the most life-changing things happen on that gap year or study abroad year? Is it better or worse to be heartbroken in Paris? Again, how is it that sometimes I feel that I, a dude from conservative Indiana, am the most liberal out of all my modern European friends? This is Episode 4 of 6 in the Summer Red Wine Talks series! Guest: Anne Brandse
Valuing creativity over profit, not giving a f*ck, art school in Paris (The Purple Palace)
33:13It's Friday Night Red Wine Talks with Shayna, the IT girl of Paris! Guest: Shayna Klee (The Purple Palace)
Comparison, being present vs documenting the moment, making friends
25:57 Guest: Fred Stauffer