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Why The Official Letters of 2020 Are WTF | TIS Ep. 30

Why The Official Letters of 2020 Are WTF | TIS Ep. 30

Episode Summary:

This is the final episode of 2020, and…whew chile…we made it. The entire year felt touch and go from beginning to end. From the global pandemic and anti-racism protests, to the murder hornets and the never-ending election (and let’s not forget The Great Toilet Paper Shortage), the sisters recap this most memorable of years, and explain why, in Sesame Street style, “Episode 2020” was brought to us by the letters W, T, and F. 

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5 Big Takeaways:

  1. 2020 has been a year of biblical proportions: “There was the pandemic, the earth was literally burning, there were murder hornets, and also actual swarms of locusts…We had a decade’s worth of events in this one year.” #YouCantMakeThisStuffUp
  2. 2020 has been a year of loss: “2020 has been characterized by a sense of loss…Because of the pandemic, everybody around the globe is in one of the stages of grief.”
  3. 2020 has been a year of political weirdness: “The orange man-baby refuses to concede…the only political event that’s taken longer than the U.S. election is Brexit.”
  4. 2020 has been a year of racial unrest: “The reason why the BLM movement regained momentum is because Black people are still being murdered with impunity by police in the United States.”
  5. 2020 will forever be the year of the mask: “Wear your mask, sanitize your hands, and stop gathering in large numbers.”

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Our 2020 Buying Guide: You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! | TIS Ep. 29

Our 2020 Buying Guide: You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! You Get a Gift! | TIS Ep. 29

Episode Summary:

The holidays are the sisters’ favorite time of year, and they’re getting closer and closer! Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means that the day after is Black Friday—aka the start of Shopping Season. One thing the sisters LOVE is choosing the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives. Join Sharon and Lisa as they share their top picks for gifts to give to the introverts (or tbh, anyone really) on your list. 

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10 Ways Introverts Can Survive Thanksgiving | TIS Ep. 28

10 Ways Introverts Can Survive Thanksgiving | TIS Ep. 28

Episode Summary:

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And even in these Covid times, people will be hosting gatherings and parties, albeit on a smaller scale than usual. Introverts can probably already feel their stress levels rising as they think about all-day-long get-togethers, forced socializing, painful small talk, and people with no boundaries—not to mention no masks. Join Sharon and Lisa as they share their top tips for how introverts can actually have a happy Thanksgiving.

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Thanksgiving Survival Strategy #1: “Spend Thanksgiving alone! Avoid the awkwardness. Avoid the aggressiveness. Avoid the aggravation.”
  2. Thanksgiving Survival Strategy #3: “Be a guest, not a host. Don’t stress yourself out.”
  3. Thanksgiving Survival Strategy #8: “Avoid people and topics that are triggering.”

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Is 2020 The Year of the Introvert? Yes and No. | TIS Ep. 27

Is 2020 The Year of the Introvert? Yes and No. | TIS Ep. 27


Episode Summary:

Many are calling 2020 “The Year of the Introvert.” Avoiding people, avoiding crowded spaces, self-isolating, working from home…what’s not to love, right? Sounds like introvert heaven, but…it’s not quite so simple. Join Sharon and Lisa as they weigh the pros and cons of the corona-induced self-isolation lifestyle.

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. In some ways, it absolutely is the year of the introvert: “We introverts like a slower, calmer, less frenetic pace, and the world is finally embracing what comes naturally to many of us.”
  2. But in some ways it isn’t: “Socializing in some form or fashion has become popular again. People are trying to virtually recreate the connection that they have been missing: dance parties, dinners, happy hours, book clubs, tea parties…What that creates for introverts is the experience of once again feeling pressured to be extroverted in the virtual world.”
  3. There is a shadow pandemic taking place, in terms of mental health: “There is going to be a mental health crisis coming out of this pandemic. It is unavoidable…Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, the stress of the pandemic could trigger new mental health issues, or exacerbate existing ones.”

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2020 Election: The Battle for The White House| TISOT Ep. 4

2020 Election: The Battle for The White House| TISOT Ep. 4

Episode Summary:

The U.S. election is done—but far from over. In an alarming repeat of the 2016 election, Biden won the popular vote (as Hillary had), but as we all now know, it’s the electoral college votes that count towards actually securing the presidency. The race is distressingly close. Candidates need 270 electoral votes in order to win. As of this writing, Biden has 253, while the orange one has 213. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters discuss the still-pending election result, how we got here again, and exactly how racist is America, really?

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2020 Election Watch: Vote Like Your Life Depends on It | TISOT Ep. 3

2020 Election Watch: Vote Like Your Life Depends on It | TISOT Ep. 3


The U.S. election fever is building, and so is anxiety around what the outcome will be. In their third TIS Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa discuss the orange one’s regime, the ways in which he has harmed Americans, and why he must be voted out at all costs.

3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Be strategic: “People are getting a little lost in the sauce. They are not being strategic. It is not about whether you are in love with Kamala or Joe. It is not a love story. It is a vote. It is a strategic move. All you’re doing is making sure that the orange one does not get in again. That is the totality of it.”
  2. Be afraid: “You think things are bad now? If you vote him in again they are going to get exponentially worse…People who have experienced authoritarian and dictatorial regimes are warning us that this is how it starts. It is a very, very slippery slope.”
  3. Be resolute: “If you have not already voted, please go and vote. Your future and your children’s future are at stake…Equity is at stake, women’s rights are at stake, your health is at stake. VOTE.”

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