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Bad Decisions

Audacious public figure and sought after motivational speaker, Katie Duke, hosts a show that shares stories of both struggle and success. An outspoken New Yorker and Nurse Practitioner, Katie pushes boundaries to explore the life decisions that don’t always turn out like you expect. In a society that glorifies perfection, nobody wants to reveal their bad decisions. Katie Duke is shifting the conversation to prove the importance of owning your failures as a necessity to success.

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Up Close and Personal with Ebi of @NurseLifeRN, Part 1

On this episode, I talk with Ebi (@NurselifeRN) who has made some bad decisions. In his VERY FIRST podcast interview, Ebi talks about those bad decisions and how they've shaped his career and life overall. Listen now to learn more about the man behind the page @nurselifeRN, who’s accountable to over 900,000 nurses every day.Connect with Ebi:Website - https://nursespeak.com/nurselifern-merchInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/nurselifern/?hl=enConnect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

45mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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The Popular Kids Part 3: 'The Switch'

It’s the finale episode to this story. And I guess you can say that sometimes it takes 25+ years to look back and find a lesson in a not-so-ideal situation.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

33mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Toxic Positivity

Toxic positivity: so prevalent on social media. It’s turned into such a “trending topic” that we have forgotten that acknowledging negative emotions and working through them is part of being a healthy human.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

56mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Up Close and Personal with Ebi of @NurseLifeRN, Part 2

In part 2 of Up Close and Personal with Ebi of @NurseLifeRN, Katie and Ebi talk about his bad decisions, what lessons he’s learned from them, and how they have empowered his growth and helped him create one of the most powerful platforms for the nursing and healthcare community on social media. In addition, they'll dive into current issues in the world of graduate school programs and nursing, as well as some little known facts about Katie Duke and the man behind the @NurselifeRN page.Connect with Ebi:Website - https://nursespeak.com/nurselifern-merchInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/nurselifern/?hl=enConnect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

36mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Emergency Room Lessons

This week I take you back to the days that introduced me to ER Nursing. And, more specifically, a shift that I will never, ever forget.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

57mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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The Arrest: Part 1

Who knows exactly what they want to do with their life right after high school? NOT ME. I am going to take you back to a bad decision that continues to haunt me years later. Although I have definitely grown from this, just remember that desperate times call for desperate measures.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

19mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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'Challenges and Growth' with Nicole Angemi

Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP), opens up about one of her bad decisions which brought her not only many challenges, but also a stern lesson in how to grow up quickly at a young age. We also touch on some interesting perspectives about growing up in the 90’s, channeling your initiative, putting the work in, and the importance of transparency and representation on social media.Connect with Nicole:https://www.instagram.com/mrs_angemi/Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

1hr 17mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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The Arrest: Part 2

I was faced with the unpleasant reality that the consequences for my actions would be difficult. I had succeeded at making an impulsive and reckless decision that would throw me into a pit of very humbling reality. So, you might assume that I learned a lesson and these impulsive reckless actions ceased...think again.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

22mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Egg Freezing Fiasco: Part 1

I never thought about fertility in my twenties, because during my twenties nobody talked about fertility issues, and more specifically, "freezing your eggs." So, by the time I found myself considering possible children in my future, I was 36 and faced with challenges I would have never expected.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

58mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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'Much More Than Google Search Results' with Danielle Maltby

This week, I sit down with D Maltby, NICU RN and host of The WoMed podcast. We talk about what it’s like to grow beyond the page 1 Google search results, pursue your passions away from the beside, and process the trauma of her fiancé's sudden death.Connect with Danielle:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmmaltby/Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

57mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Comfort Eating: Part 2

Food shaming is very prevalent on social media. It is something that has really made my comfort eating ride feel more like a roller coaster than cruise control, and I hope that with the wrapping of this story, if you are going through the same thing I am, you can find a little comfort in this episode.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

22mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Comfort Eating: Part 1

We all have that ONE thing we always turn to in times of stress or sadness or trauma, even boredom. My one thing is food. Comfort eating helped me through abusive relationships, losing my job, and every other up and down moment in my roller coaster life. In these next few episodes, I’m opening up about my struggle with emotional eating.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

19mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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The Arrest: Part 3

Today, I’m going to polish off this arrest story with some background about what led to my next night in jail. This episode is going to open up the first part of dialogue into my abusive relationship, and also touch on the importance of empathy, especially for those young women in the realm of domestic violence.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

42mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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Surprise! Here’s a Few Bonus Laughs with @MemeNurseOfficial

Who is the mystery meme maker @memenurseofficial? You’ve seen his memes. They've either made you laugh or offended you. Lol. We all know that nursing is not all unicorns and roses. We all know that our work isn’t just one positive life-saving day after another. It’s tough and demanding. Where do we turn for a vent? We turn to places like the @memenurseofficial profile and laugh when we find other people who can understand our reality. In today’s surprise conversation with him, we talk about some issues in our profession and how we need some space to vent with others who speak the same language.Connect with @MemeNurseOfficial:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/memenurseofficialConnect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

25mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Egg Freezing Fiasco: Part 2

The second chapter in my egg freezing fiasco. But don’t worry, there are some big tipping points ahead.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

57mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Holiday Update

Happy New Year! We're taking the week off but wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a fantastic 2020 full of GOOD Decisions! Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

3mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Something Light (because we all need it right now)

There have been some pretty heavy and emotional episodes lately, so I wanted to change it up a little this week and do something light-hearted, but also very valuable, i.e. revealing the contents of my refrigerator.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

28mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Listener Submission: 'Reporting Bullies' with @NikTheNurse

The first listener-submitted episode is here! Today, I talk with @NikTheNurse about her experience reporting bullies at work.Connect with @NikTheNurse:https://www.instagram.com/nikthenurseConnect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

34mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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I Lost My Job: Part 3 (Now What?)

Losing my job was a lot for me to process when it happened, and I found myself wanting something else that probably wasn’t the best thing for me. In this episode, I also outline some steps to take if you are on the receiving end of a job loss.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

47mins

5 May 2020

Rank #19

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I Lost My Job: Part 2

This week, I continue the story of how I lost my job as a nurse in New York City. Learning lessons is a difficult pill to swallow, as is losing the comfort and security of the place you’ve called home for many years.Connect with Katie:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thekatiedukeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thekatiedukeWebsite - https://www.katiedukeonline.comSubmit your 'Bad Decisions' for a chance to be on the show at baddecisionspodcast.com

55mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #20