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5: ...Doing Stuff Is Overrated (ft. Evelyn From The Internets)

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

This week, Zuri dives into the Dutch lifestyle concept of “Niksen” (The Art of Doing Nothing... sign us up). Then, get ready to laugh — Z talks with digital storyteller, Evelyn From The Internets, about how our society glamorizes busyness (to our detriment); the joy of doing nothing; and how Evelyn is redefining success. They also talk about poop... stick with us, here. Stay tuned till the end for our Giveaway winner + our Party Trick of the week:3 Tips to Unleash your Inner-Kid!

  • Potential Trigger Warning @ 11.46 - 12.07 | there is a section about shooting/getting shanked. If you'd like to skip, please start @ 12.07.


Evelyn From the Internets is a digital storyteller, filmmaker, humor writer, who loves to tell hilarious stories online. From pop culture to current events, cultural critiques, and self-help. Some of her most popular videos include her viral “Call In Black video + her Lemonade review which Beyonce found, loved, and played on every stop of the Formation World Tour. The self-proclaimed “Kenyan w/ the slowest mile time” has generated over 18 million views and 240K followers on her YouTube channel. Website | Instagram

Evelyn’s Playlist:

  • Aminé - Can't Decide

  • Jasmine Sullivan - Pick up your feelings

  • Chloe x Halle - Forgive Me

Videos Referenced:

For People Who Feel Behind In Life 🏃🏿

How To Be Creative When You're Feeling Existential 😐

So You've Been Publicly Dragged By Black Twitter... 😅💀💪🏾

Beyoncé Played My #Lemonade Video On Tour & You Can #StayMad | @EVEEEEEZY

Beyonce Said Drink This #Lemonade, Heaux!! | VEDA Day 24 of 30 @EVEEEEEZY

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If you loved this podcast episode, you’ll also love our first episode in our Protect Your Peace Series: Episode #1: How To Be Happy

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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