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About Stuff I Learned Yesterday

Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a podcast that aims to encourage, inspire, challenge, motivate, and improve the lives of those who listen to it. Stuff I Learned Yesterday is released each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each episode ranges from 5-15 minutes long and contain short stories based on real events and lessons learned by the hosts. Friday episodes are called the Friday Forum and are filled with inspirational and motivational thoughts submitted by Stuff I Learned Yesterday listeners. Submit your story for a Friday Forum episode by calling 304-837-2278, visiting our feedback page, or click on the Send a Voice Message button on the left hand side of this page.

SILY Episode 493- Summertime Learning

SILY Episode 493- Summertime Learning

Parenting is hard. In fact, it might just be the hardest thing I do. Like most parents, I want to teach my kids to be responsible, caring, selfless, compassionate, honest, hard working, and confident. Kari and I set rules and boundaries in a way that we believe is best for them given their age, maturity, and well-being. Of course, we aren’t perfect so we don’t always get it right, but we do our best. Read More…

SILY Episode 492- Friday Flashback: The Best Thing To Ever Come Out of Texas

SILY Episode 492- Friday Flashback: The Best Thing To Ever Come Out of Texas

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we go back to one of the earliest episodes. It originally aired on my 15th wedding anniversary. I’ve now been married 17 years and this episode tells the story of how it all began. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 44- The Best Thing To Ever Come Out of Texas. Read More…

SILY Episode 491 – Your Mission Trip, Should You Choose to Accept It…

SILY Episode 491 – Your Mission Trip, Should You Choose to Accept It…

On our podcast we say that if you’re not learning, you’re not living. In our house we also say that if you’re not serving you’re not living. Read More…

SILY Episode 490- Pardon the Disruption

SILY Episode 490- Pardon the Disruption

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself driving to The Frothy Monkey, a coffee shop in Nashville I’d never visited before. I was meeting Sarah, a film producer who had invited me to coffee via private message on Facebook. Sarah and I had spoken on twitter once but had never met in person. In fact, she came across my name by doing a search n Twitter for women filmmakers in Nashville. Read More…

SILY Episode 489 – Tools For The Real World

SILY Episode 489 – Tools For The Real World

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Emilee O’Leary, my favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson I learned from my dad about the importance of having the right tools to perform a task. Read more…

SILY Episode 488- Cherishing the Moments

SILY Episode 488- Cherishing the Moments

Today I’m going to share the story behind one of the personal facts I shared earlier this season that involved a case of mistaken identity. The year was 1995. I was a 19 year old college student working part-time at the bookstore. By this time I had been at the bookstore for somewhere around a year, maybe longer. At this time I spent a lot of my time working at the back of the store. That’s where the Bible section was located as well as the machines that we used to stamp names on the covers of Bibles. Read More…

SILY Episode 487- Friday Flashback: Leaping Lizards

SILY Episode 487- Friday Flashback: Leaping Lizards

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to an episode that originally ran on May 15, 2015. Hosted by former host, Mandy Wichert, this episode shares a lesson about tact and how to express what you know, without coming across as a know-it-all. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 219- Leaping Lizards. Read More…

SILY Episode 486- Lessons That Come Back Around

SILY Episode 486- Lessons That Come Back Around

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Therissa Libby, I generally refuse to eat crabs other than Chesapeake Blues, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living.

In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson I learned many years ago that is making a new difference for me today. Read More…

SILY Episode 485 – Use Your Imagination

SILY Episode 485 – Use Your Imagination

My brother and I played together when we were young, as we were the only children in the neighborhood. Our problem was not having a lot of toys, so we created new ones. In order to do that, we had to use our imaginations – and that’s what we did!  Read more…

SILY Episode 484 – Picking Your Battles

SILY Episode 484 – Picking Your Battles

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “you gotta pick your battles.” Usually, this phrase is said when giving in to someone on an issue to avoid argument or acquiescing to something you don’t really want but unfortunately can’t control. It’s used to refer to when you chose not to fight and is usually accompanied by a sigh of regret or frustration. “You can’t win ‘em all,” you might say when choosing to stay out of it. Read more…

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