Staycations, Winter Driving Tips, Chrysalis, World of E-Sports, Marathons and Longevity, Humorists

Staycations, Winter Driving Tips, Chrysalis, World of E-Sports, Marathons and Longevity, Humorists

The Lisa Show

  • Feb 5, 2020 3:00 pm
  • 1:41:12 mins

Lisa’s Adventure Club: Staycations (0:00:00) Welcome to Lisa’s Adventure Club, where we help you find and create adventures both big and small to bring excitement into your life. Vacationing with friends to an amazing part of the world is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of adventure, but you don’t always have the time or money for these big trips. You can have just as much fun by planning a “staycation” for your next weekend getaway. So on this week’s adventure club, we want to help you have a weekend adventure—whether it be a girl’s trip or a boys night out—as a tourist in your own city. These tips can also be applied to a new city that you are exploring. Today we have Amanda Norcross, lead editor of Family Vacation Critic to help us plan this week’s adventure. Winter Driving Tips (0:14:58) Driving in the winter can be dreadful, especially when there’s snow or ice on the forecast. You have to defrost your car all the time, it’s freezing, and sometimes you lose traction and slip and slide on the road. Across the country, we’re all experiencing varying winter driving conditions, but there are a few things we can all do to stay safe and protect the environment. We asked Jim Motavalli to weigh in with some tips for safe and environmentally conscious winter driving. Jim is an author who focuses on environmental preservation, and cars, regularly contributing to University of Pennsylvania and NPR’s Car Talk. Chrysalis: Serving the Abused (0:34:54) The topic of domestic abuse hits close to home for many people with millions of cases reported each year. But something that brings hope to many in this situation is the number of people and organizations working tirelessly to end abuse in their communities. One of these organizations is Chrysalis, a non-profit based out of Arizona that offers numerous resources for those who are struggling in silence. Here to tell us how we can help in the fight to end domestic abuse and support victims is Katia Jones, a development leader at Chrysalis. World of E-Sports (0:50:36) You’ve heard of college basketball, football, and volleyball teams. But what about college video game teams? Some universities are welcoming a new type of student athletes to their campuses as they’ve begun paying students in full-ride scholarships to compete on their professional video game teams... also known as E-sport teams. Here to tell us a little bit more about the world of E-sports is Logan Horton, former competitive e-sports player and current e-sport coach. Marathons and Longevity (1:05:40) A lot of us feel like dying when we go on a run. And running a marathon? Inconceivable. But here’s the irony, new research suggests that running a marathon can actually help you live longer. With a promise like that, we had to learn more about how we could train for this epic feat. Kate Carter is a 13-time marathon runner and journalist specializing in running. With her crazy levels of experience, we wanted to talk to her about how we too can run 26.2 miles. Humorists (1:24:51) It’s been said that laughing can help you live longer! Whether that’s true or not, nothing feels better than letting out a big long belly laugh. Laughing can help you at many stages of your life: when you’re feeling stressed, when you need healing, and when you’re feeling happy. Today we are talking with Jeanne Robertson, an American humorist and motivational speaker.