You Got Thirty

You Got Thirty
a podcast for busy people

49: Bring Back the RomCom
Aug 23
The AppleCard may have arrived, but Joshua and Valerie are fed up with Siri. With summer coming to an end, the YGT duo talk about the media they’re consuming in their free time before things get busy again. Valerie advocates passionately for the return of…
48: Rant About Your Good Day
Aug 15
Joshua and Valerie talk about the newly-introduced AppleCard, and whether or not it’s worth applying for. They both had amazing days, and they’re ready to rant about it. Valerie challenges Joshua to venture outside his comfort zone. Subscribe with Apple…
47: Making Plans, Doing Work
Aug 9
After Joshua opens up about his new obsession, the YGT duo discuss the difficulties that arise when trying to make plans. Valerie talks about the culture in her workplace, and once again calendars are everything. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket…
46: Timing
Aug 1
Valerie and Joshua explore the idea of playing project manager for one’s life. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Overcast, or use this link for a direct download.
45: Behaving On the Internet
Jul 25
YGT once again gets very real and takes on the issue of behaving yourself online. Joshua tries his hand at influencing YouTube comment culture, Valerie shares a story about dog sitting, and the duo agree not to feed the trolls. Shownotes…
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…