Personal Best


Personal Best

A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints.

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Joe is a hobo punk anarchist who wants to jettison part of his old self, so that he can step out onto the dance floor. Our final episode of season 2.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:47]

I Know What You Packed Last Summer

Two stories. Sienna cries when confronting authority figures. Also, four strangers wake-up chained in a spooky basement...

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:35]

Yours in Trial and Error and Error

Fan is a poet and writer of love letters. He basks in fantasy, but he's never been able to muster any passion for cooking.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:29]

Timidly Fierce

Nick is an actor who has auditioned for over 100 commercials with very little success. Is it possible he's just too cool?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:39]

Know More, Carry Less

Cihang is afraid of running out of things to say. She wishes for a database of interesting tidbits to pull from at parties.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:59]

48 Hours

Rob and Andrew hit the streets to find a random stranger's problem and solve it within 48 hours.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:57]

The Power of You

Colleen is a very big fan of her brother-in-law's abstract paintings. She offers to sell them on his behalf, withholding the fact she has no idea how to sell.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:05]

The Egg Bag

Chandler is a woman in her thirties without a credit card. The answer might be found in an unusual self-help book.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:16]

Season 2 Teaser

Eight weeks of new episodes start May 14th.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:08]

A Ride on the Desert Bus

In our final episode of the season, Julia (different Julia than before) is a messy eater. But instead of a problem with table manners, she's convinced it's something else. Something that goes all the way back to ancient Buddhist teachings.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:39]

Tragedy + Time

Two stories. Oriana can't lie and it's hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:36]

Jackie Chan's Sleeveless Turtleneck

Yaw loved action movies as kid. As an adult, Yaw wants to land a backflip.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:55]

Cow Watch 2018

Sheryl is a city person. But she feels like she hasn't had a chance to express her inner self - her true country self. Sheryl wants to deliver a baby cow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:23]


Two stories. Michael is a musician who goes by the stage name Non-Swimmer. To no one's surprise, he can't swim. Also, Toula hates cancelling plans.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:18]

The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it's hampering her love life. But it's not just dating - she struggles with all text messages. Is it possible to communicate your authentic self via text, or are you doomed to prop up a performative husk dancing on a touch screen forever?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:23]

Let's Go Schwimmin'

Two stories. It's tragic when you can't communicate to those closest to you. For Manu, it's his local cashier. Also, Jan is overwhelmed by menu options.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:27]

Nine Fiver

Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself. His only hope might be a man with a keytar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:21]

One Time Snooze

Robin is a chronic snoozer. She's constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She's also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:47]


A self-improvement show that helps you be your best you. As best we can. Given the constraints. Coming February 14

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:47]