Perennials Podcast
Episode 12: Growing Up Gilmore with Melissa Adamo

Episode 12: Growing Up Gilmore with Melissa Adamo

December 20, 2018

In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with one of my best friends to talk about one of our favorite shows: Gilmore Girls. Melissa and I talk about Season 1 of a show that so many millennial women grew up watching, and we ask questions like: Is Lorelai’s fierce independence really such a great thing? What does it mean to be “perfect” like Rory? How do the media and narratives that we consume shape our expectations for ourselves? And are Max and Dean really all that dreamy?

Melissa is a great friend, a veritable Gilmore expert, and she’s also an Adjunct Instructor at Montclair State University and Rutgers University-Newark, where she primarily teaches composition courses. She has also taught creative writing and poetry courses at Ramapo College of New Jersey, taught pop culture at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and worked for the Dodge Poetry Festival as the College Liaison. Listeners can connect with her on Twitter @mel_adamo

You can find more information about topics covered and references made in this episode by visiting the Shownotes page.

Episode 11: Living in the Light Today with Heather Tynan

Episode 11: Living in the Light Today with Heather Tynan

December 12, 2018

Heather Tynan is a student, blogger, natural-product maker, believer, creator, sister, daughter, and friend. She grew up in scenic northwest New Jersey, studied biochemistry and molecular genetics, public health, and environmental studies at Drew University, and currently is in her fourth and final year of naturopathic medical school, a program that emphasizes mind, body and spirit wellness and holistic methods of diagnosis and treatment.

In this episode, Heather and I talk about her blog, Living in the Light - Today!, her faith, the relationship between naturopathic and conventional medicine, and the importance of listening to one's own still, small voice to find what's best for each of us. And, as a lovely bonus, Heather shares how Perennials listeners can receive a discount for her online shop, Handmade by Heather May. 

You can find more information about Heather and the topics covered and references made in this episode by visiting the Shownotes page.