You Got Thirty

You Got Thirty
a podcast for busy people

44: Passion
Jul 18
What is passion? Joshua and Valerie explore the topic in this episode, and draw connections to leadership, effective communication, vulnerability, and empowerment. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Overcast, or use this link for a direct…
43: How To Do Philosophy
Jul 12
Joshua recently published a new blog post on and he’s excited to share it with the world and You Got Thirty. Learn how to do philosophy with this 4-step standard method. Shownotes Why You Should Study Philosophy, by Ryan Holiday A Standard…
42: The World On Fire
Jul 4
Joshua and Valerie begin with what they’re watching on YouTube and Netflix to distract them from the current state of the world. Main discussion topics include the migrant crisis, the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election, and thoughts about the…
41: Not Quite Thirty
Jun 27
It’s the end of June, and that means it’s Valerie’s birthday. The YGT duo contrast New Years resolutions with birthday check-ins, Joshua shares his fears related to being thickened, and the two construct a “30 Before 30” list. Subscribe with Apple…
40: Facebook Libra
Jun 21
Joshua and Valerie discuss Facebook’s recent announcement about its plan to form a global cryptocurrency called Libra. Shownotes New York Times – Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency TechCrunch – Facebook announces Libra…
39: Influencers Extended Cut
Jun 13
The YGT duo are back at the mic after a brief hiatus. Valerie shares details about her time abroad before diving into the main topic of internet influencers. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, or use this link for a direct download.
Show Update
May 13
After a gummy vitamin-related schism, the YGT duo return to the internet to explain the cause of their conspicuous absence. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, or use this link for a direct download.
38: Game of Thrones
May 2
The YGT duo discuss Game of Thrones. Spoilers abound. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, or use this link for a direct download.
37: To the Beat of Your Own Drum
Apr 25
The YGT duo return to their roots of being very busy people and tackle mental health and life choices. How do you care for your mental health when putting out fires is a daily chore? Valerie shares her 1-Day-Away-Vacay approach and Joshua talks about…
36: Bring Back Google Reader
Apr 18
Joshua and Valerie provide a behind-the-scenes look at how You Got Thirty gets made. As usual, the conversation returns to technology and social media. Valerie makes a personal appeal to the audience. #BeviFan Shownotes Rhetoric in Podcasting – Sounding…
35: Powering Through
Apr 11
After briefly touching on the bomb cyclone hitting the US this week, the YGT duo discuss powering through the hard part and reaching the finish line. In a move that’s very on brand, Joshua brings up taxes. Valerie gives a spoiler alert, and the two share…
34: Guilt and Shame
Apr 4
Joshua and Valerie get very real once again and cover the tough feelings of guilt and shame. Bingo and Lotería are discussed. Valerie’s just trying to stay alive, and Joshua’s Botox budget is busted. Shownotes – The Sisters of Perpetual…
33: We Value Your Feedback
Mar 28
Prompted by Valerie’s recent reading of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, the topic for today’s show is Feedback. Never afraid to tackle the tough issues, Valerie and Joshua explore the best time to provide feedback, why it can be hard to receive feedback,…
32: Big Tech in 2019
Mar 21
Joshua and Valerie discuss the recent outages of Facebook and its various platforms, comments from Elizabeth Warren on breaking up tech monopolies, and why we might want to think twice about what’s happening with our data online. Shownotes Business…
31: Rep. Athena Salman, part 2
Mar 14
The YGT duo continue their conversation with Rep. Athena Salman of the Arizona House of Representatives. What’s in store for the future of Arizona politics leading into another Presidential election is discussed, and Valerie and Joshua give their final…
31: Rep. Athena Salman, part 1
Mar 9
Happy International Women’s Day! On this very special episode of YGT, Joshua and Valerie sit down with Representative Athena Salman of the Arizona House of Representatives. They discuss the path that led Athena into politics, the influence of money in…
30: Family and Fun
Mar 7
After a very special announcement, Dog updates are provided. The duo talk about family, and we learn one of Joshua’s nicknames. Valerie leans on alternative facts to make summer plans, Joshua resolves to be more approachable, and together the pair…
29: The Limit Does Not Exist
Feb 28
Joshua shares his thoughts on a weekend spent deepening his Bikram yoga practice. Valerie provides advice about heartburn. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you. Shownotes YouTube: Joseph Encinia Demonstration at the 2012 USA…
28: Identity Extended Cut
Feb 21
In this very special extended episode of You Got Thirty, Joshua and Valerie explore the concept of identity. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, or use this link for a direct download.
27: The Friendship Episode
Feb 14
Joshua and Valerie discuss a very special day for celebrating friendships, as well as various types of friendships and their importance. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, or use this link for a direct download.