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The Awkward Human Survival Guide answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life.

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The Awkward Teen Survival Guide

203: The Awkward Teen Survival Guide

March 25, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes • Wiki Entry

This awkward week we're talking about schoolwork distractions, to lesbian or not to lesbian, and PDA boundaries. Got a question/comment/story/whatever? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit for more options!

Special guests: Ashley Manta and Kacey Neill!

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Rob: "Best podcast for this might be supercharged. But if you think its awkward enough for awkward human despite being more of an awkward bot, I leave that call to you. Hey Adam, given how you seem to like bots and the weird stuff they come up with I figured you would enjoy seeing this (see attached photos. It was easier to screenshot the image than to try typing it all out here). Just wanted to let you know that this happened and wanted to know what you think about it and what's your reaction to it."

avagadro_catalyst: "Aloha awkward people, I am a 17 year old male from the UK and I am in need of some advice. I have my A-level exams upcoming in late spring and I am behind on my work and below the grades that I need for university. I enjoy 2 of my 3 topics and want to achieve, its just when I am working I always get distracted by Spotify, Netiflix, gaming, etc. How can I improve my self-discipline in order to focus on my work? What do you guys do to focus on your work? Thanks, avagadro_catalyst"

Orry: "Was listening to the back catalog for the umpteenth time and was curious to know whether Adam’s Bubbe has told the secret of the last name yet. Thanks!"

Jess: "16 y/o straight female, bf is a 16 y/o straight male. I don't know what to do with my bf of 5 months. In the beginning of the relationship he was allergic to pda and hated when I touched him at all in public or at school, but perfectly fine when it was just us. But now it's the exact opposite, every time I sit next to him his hands are on my ass and waist and legs, I can't be near him without getting hugged or groped or something. I didn't mind it at first, but now it's a bit much. He asked me if I would ever consider sending nudes a couple days ago, I told him no, that's the one line I wouldn't cross. I guess my question is how do I tell him that he's taking the pda too far, and just setting boundaries in general."

Diane: "Hi! I'm Diane, I'm 15 and a lesbian. I'm not out to anybody at my school though. This is kind of a problem, because one of my friends has been making jokes about how I'm a lesbian. This actually happened before, but it was before I knew I was gay. I don't know how to react, since if I actually do want to come out sometime, and don't want to have to date a guy just to prove to them I'm straight, but I don't know about coming out yet. They're not homophobic or anything, its just a joke. I don't really know how to react when this happens, and thought you guys could help. Any advice?"