About this episode

Some of us have plenty of energy to meet every cultural demand, but most of us have less. Enter Spoon Theory, Christine Miserandino’s brilliant analogy in which every action we take costs us a unit of energy represented by a spoon. Our culture is invested in what Ro and Martha call “Spoon Privilege,” whereby people who naturally have a lot of energy (or “spoons”) tend to set the standard that comes to be considered normal.

Show Notes

Most of us experience fluctuations in our physical and emotional energy. Some of us have plenty of energy to meet every cultural demand, but most of us have less. Sometimes a lot less. Enter Spoon Theory, Christine Miserandino’s brilliant analogy in which every action we take costs us a unit of energy represented by a spoon. Our culture is invested in what Ro and Martha call “Spoon Privilege,” whereby people who naturally have a lot of energy (or “spoons”) tend to set the standard that comes to be considered “normal”. 

You’ll hear about the time Martha ended up hospitalized after too many Red Bulls, trying to artificially create extra spoons. You’ll hear why Ro has been known to cry when she thinks about staircases. Most of all, you’ll hear their scientific breakthrough about how we can *actually* create more spoons for ourselves!

Also in this groundbreaking episode:

  • Hieroglyphics
  • Weasel aliens
  • Ro admits to a crime
  • Marty’s transcendental IKEA fetish

A note to our listeners about this episode: towards the end of the podcast, you might hear the periodic dulcet droning of our neighbor’s lawnmower. Instead of re-recording the episode, we decided to let life be its own noisy, bewildering self. We hope and trust that this episode remains a spoon-gain and not a spoon-drain for you!
xoxo Marty and Ro

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