Episodes
This week, I’m solo on the podcast (Brett will be back next week!) and I’m answering questions submitted through my website and from Instagram. We’re talking about nursing school stress, work-life balance on the night shift, toxic work environments, and more! I'm getting REAL on this episode. To start the show I’m talking about my comedy show this Fall, because I’m just so excited!! If you haven’t already, get your tickets on my website. Let’s get some local hospital rivalries going... rep...
Published 07/01/21
This week on the podcast, my husband Brett and I discuss our experience fighting the gay blood ban. Before we dive into that topic, we have to tell you all about sending off our puppies to training camp! We miss them so much. My favorite thing this week is sweet tea Mio! Drinking plain water wasn’t working for me... Then we talk about the first big project we started together- Banned4Life. We wanted to get the FDA to end the permanent gay blood donor ban. We didn’t want to boycott blood...
Published 06/24/21
Nursing is hard, and so is self care! This week, my husband and I are talking all about self care. My favorite thing this week is my one gallon hydration water bottle. I’m always trying to drink more water, so we’ll see if this helps! I ran a 5k this past week, because clearly I’m a natural born athlete. Tickets for my comedy show this Fall are officially on sale! Because I’m preparing for the tour this will be the last podcast with video, but we will keep the podcast going every week audio...
Published 06/17/21
BIG week! I announced my PTO Comedy Tour, and tickets go on sale Friday 6/11! I’m super excited, and that’s one of the first things I dive into. My favorite thing this week is my pride shirt from… Abercrombie?! (I know, shocking). I also got the BTS meal at McDonalds this week, and I share my not-so-great experience with McFlurrys. Then my husband and I get into the main topic of the episode, which is life after nursing school. I’m sharing my experience looking for a job after nursing...
Published 06/10/21
Tickets go ON SALE this Friday 6/11 at 10am local time for my comedy tour! I’m sharing my experiences from nursing school and as a nurse through live sketches and visuals for an immersive comedy show. I can't wait to see you there, bring your coworkers and friends! Artist Pre-Sale begins tomorrow 6/8 at 10am local time, text "PTO" to 31996 for the early access code! Go to nurseblake.com for details!
Published 06/07/21
This week I dive into all of the worst breakroom photos my followers have been sending me on Instagram. Before that I’m sharing my new favorite thing this week with my listeners, which is the Wooley Pad for my sweet pups! I didn’t think my dogs could enjoy eating their food any more, but I was wrong and I definitely recommend this for dog owners. Then my husband and I react to some of the grossest breakroom fridges that were sent to me. Seriously, who is going to clean out the fridge?? Not...
Published 06/03/21
This week on the podcast, my husband and I went down memory lane and shared the story of our cross country roadtrip. To kick off the episode I talk about my favorite thing this week, and that is “The Circle” on Netflix. In close a second is my confetti vegan smoothie. It’s delicious, I promise. So good I had to go get it in the middle of the episode! While living in an RV for a year, we lived off of Brett’s nature photography through art gallery shows. We’re not the best planners, so we had...
Published 05/27/21
One episode was not enough! I’m back this week with more terrible Nurses Week gifts. My followers sent way too many hilariously bad gifts for just one podcast. Spaghetti in a bag, a hula hoop event, passive aggressive emails, and (unfortunately) so much more! It’s sad, but we have to laugh together. My favorite thing this week is... my new haircut! I tried to describe it for my listeners the best I could. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! Feeling 30, flirty, and I’m...
Published 05/20/21
This week, I am breaking down all of the worst Nurses Week gifts my followers sent me this year. It was a mess, and my husband and I don’t hold back with our unfiltered thoughts. From the typical cheesy puns, to the passive aggressive emails, and some things I don’t even feel comfortable typing out… it’s safe to say that nurses deserve more. My favorite thing this week is the secret to my smile- my new toothbrush! Brett and I also play a game of Nurse Trivia, and we’re quite surprised by...
Published 05/13/21
HAPPY NURSES WEEK! This is a very special episode, because I’m talking all about Florence Nightingale to kick off Nurses Week. To start the episode, I’m sharing the best method to get the perfect scoop of ice cream with my listeners. I used to microwave my ice cream until I found the ultimate ice cream scooper! Then I get into the life and legacy of Florence Nightingale. I’m sharing her story in detail to show how her extraordinary efforts in nursing contributed to the development of modern...
Published 05/06/21
To kick off the episode I am spilling the tea about the HAIR I found in my Starbucks drink. As if things couldn’t get any worse- there has been an oat milk shortage! Am I switching my allegiance to Dunkin Donuts? After that I talk about my new favorite thing, my Tovala (not sponsored)! Then, I am diving into all the misconceptions the general public has about nursing, and breaking down what a nurse actually does at the bedside. I am calling out public figures who have made wild claims about...
Published 04/29/21
I’m talking all about the night shift for this week's episode. My husband and I will be rocking pajamas, and we’ll describe our bedtime fits for our listeners. We are also celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! I share our last minute wedding day story, and explain why loosely planned events can turn out to be the best sometimes. Then I get into my experience on the night shift, and the differences between working at night versus the day shift. I also read some creepy night shift...
Published 04/22/21
This week, my husband and I opened up about our own individual coming-out stories. We start off by talking about our childhood celebrity crushes. Were you Team Backstreet Boys or Team NSYNC? Then, Brett talks about coming out later in life, and the response he received from friends and family. I share my own coming-out story and my experience with going through conversion therapy as a teen. We also discuss the importance of visibility in healthcare, and why the nursing field needs more...
Published 04/15/21
This week, my husband and I talk about my new favorite Starbucks drink, going to Starbucks in Seattle, and our newfound appreciation for oat milk. Then we delve into our first jobs, and the jobs that helped prepare me for nursing school. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows though, because I FAILED my TEAS exam! We get into failing and trying again, then we test our knowledge by quizzing each other with TEAS exam prep questions! To close out we read shoutouts submitted on my website...
Published 04/08/21
This week, my husband and I dive into our relationship history. We talk about how we met, our Temptation Island obsession, who had the last scoop of protein powder, and test each other to see if we know our favorite fast food orders. Then we talk about our relationship before I started nursing school to Brett dealing with me on the night shift. Spoiler alert- WE BROKE UP! We explain the breakup and the reconciliation. After that Brett talks about our crazy acrobatic plane ride date for...
Published 04/01/21
In this episode, my husband Brett and I discuss my new kitchen appliance purchase. We review comments about different podcast titles and I look up our zodiac sign compatibility. We dive into Brett’s “celebrity” bio, and our fitness routines. Then, we switch gears to discuss the current state of nursing and compare the healthcare industry to the airline industry. To close out we read shoutouts submitted on my website nurseblake.com/podcast. Each week we will take on a new nursing topic and...
Published 03/25/21
Welcome to my new podcast! Meet my husband Brett and hear the story of our 10 years together on this very first episode. Each week we will take on a new nursing topic and bring up questions and stories submitted by our listeners.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nurseblake/message
Published 03/18/21