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AM In The PM

88 EpisodesProduced by Amanda & MarkWebsite

Welcome to a podcast hosted by Amanda Lynn Masters and Mark Joseph Szymanski. On AM In The PM, we talk to other couples about tough relationship topics. Nothing is off-limits because we believe that honesty, transparency, and communication are the most crucial pieces in any relationship. Our goal is… read more

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AM In The PM #87: SURPRISE PROPOSAL!

March 21st, 2022

1:09:47

WE'RE ENGAGED! 💍💍💍

Mark surprised Amanda by proposing during our latest episode of AM In The PM! Now, it's time to plan our wedding!

You can submit your own question anonymously for us to answer on the show here: Ask …

AM In The PM #86: Does Mark Have An Overbearing Opinion? (Listener Question)

December 26th, 2021

40:33

We received a listener question!! 🎉

One of our listeners asked us why Mark talks more than Amanda during our shows. In this episode, we break down the nuances of this question and give each of our perspectives on the …

AM In The PM #85: How Holidays Change After Moving In Together

November 26th, 2021

21:55

Very soon, we will be living together for the first time. We expect to be moved in by Christmas, which brought up this niche but interesting topic. We and our families are accustomed to us being at our respective …

AM In The PM #84: Mark Made Amanda Mad

November 20th, 2021

34:43

It doesn't happen too often, but once in a while, one of us makes the other mad. In this instance, Mark was the wrongdoer and Amanda was not pleased. In this episode, we tell both sides of the story and discuss what …

AM In The PM #83: The Future You Want Is Created In The Present

November 12th, 2021

45:56

When you're working towards a big goal, it's easy to look ahead at what life will be like once you achieve it. That's not inherently a bad thing, but …

AM In The PM #82: Our Plans For The End Of 2021

November 4th, 2021

25:50

With the end of 2021 in sight, we thought it would be a good time to chat about our plans for the rest of the year and the holiday season. Our lives …

AM In The PM #81: House Remodeling Updates & Amanda's Sleeping Troubles

October 28th, 2021

28:29

We're working so hard that Amanda is having trouble sleeping!

Well, maybe that's not the reason, but we are working very hard remodeling our first home and Amanda has been having some sleeping troubles. We chat about …

AM In The PM #80: Our Thoughts On COVID-19

October 21st, 2021

53:21

What a time to be alive, eh?

In the last 18 months, the world has gone mad. People's worldviews are more disconnected than ever before. Everyone has an opinion, yet only some have facts. An incredibly individualized and …

AM In The PM #79: House Remodeling Ideas & Amanda's Dream Wedding

September 30th, 2021

41:59

If you're watching this, we've closed on our first home!

As we finish cleaning out the house and removing the carpet, we're starting to make design decisions as we prepare to remodel. We have to paint, install vinyl …

AM In The PM #78: Our New In-Home Studio & Weekend Recap

September 23rd, 2021

28:45

We're filming in our new in-home studio!

We've had the luxury of slowly moving some things into the new house, so we decided to give our new …

AM In The PM #77: The House Is Getting REAL & Mark's Eventful Stories

September 17th, 2021

40:49

Our closing date is almost here!

By the end of September, we will be homeowners and we couldn't be more excited! Since we are purchasing the house …

AM In The PM #76: Our 5-Year Anniversary Special!

September 9th, 2021

50:16

5 YEARS?!?!

What a ride it has been so far, and it's about to get even more intense! We've been very fortunate to have spent the last 5 years growing together and falling more in love by the day. There have been good …

AM In The PM #75: A Busy Week, Our Home Buying Process, & Amanda's Colonoscopy

September 2nd, 2021

33:02

What a week! 💪💪💪

We're really getting into the thick of it with the home buying process. We've been communicating with the lending team, insurance agents, and more as inch closer to owning our very first home. We're …

AM In The PM #74: We're Buying A House!

August 26th, 2021

41:40

We're about to take a big step! 🏠

Our number one goal for 2021 was to move out of our respective parents' houses and into a place together. We started our apartment search a few months ago with little to no luck. Every …

AM In The PM #73: Our Thoughts On Alcohol & Updates On Our Fitness Progress

August 12th, 2021

42:41

We're on a mission 💪💪

Amanda has been heavy into fitness for well over a year now, training at home and more recently at the gym too. Mark has added strength training to his routine to supplement his ball hockey …

AM In The PM #72: The Origin Of Our Love For Singing & Other High School Experiences

August 5th, 2021

51:59

We've realized that we love to sing.

We sat down to film this episode on a different topic and then spent 30 minutes recording ourselves singing duets. After that happened, we simply had to talk about it.

In this …

AM In The PM #71: Big Changes Coming Soon & Prioritizing Mental Health

July 30th, 2021

33:12

We're on the cusp of a big transitionary period in our lives.

We're searching for our first home away from our parents' houses, Mark is pivoting his businesses to reach new audiences, and Amanda is building up her …

AM In The PM #70: Weekend Recap, Amanda's First Tattoo, & Mark's Stress Level

July 22nd, 2021

40:37

What a crazy weekend!

Amanda got her first tattoo in memory of her grandfather, Bob. She's very happy with the way it turned out! Mark has been making progress on the business ventures, but has also begun to get more …

AM In The PM #69: Jenn & Alec | Finding "The One"

July 15th, 2021

2:23:35

In this episode, we chat with our friends Jenn & Alec!

They share the story of how they met, what they do for fun, their future goals, and much more!

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AM In The PM #68: Our Trip To Ohiopyle

July 8th, 2021

1:07:38

We went on a trip to Ohiopyle!

After our time at Allegheny National Forest last summer, we were anxious to go on another hiking trip this year. We got some recommendations to check out Ohiopyle and it was a great …

AM In The PM #67: Our Ratings Of Fast Food Restaurants

July 1st, 2021

54:55

We love food (obviously).

Generally, we prefer sit-down restaurants, but we have had our fair share of fast food as well. Because of that, we have some strong opinions of many different fast food restaurants that we …

AM In The PM #66: Wishing Life Away, Pets, Screen Time, & Mental Health

June 24th, 2021

35:57

We have a medley of topics to chat about this week!

Wishing Life Away: Being somewhere and constantly looking at the clock is a sign that you're in the wrong place. Many people experience this yet do nothing about it.

AM In The PM #65: Amanda Turned Negative Thoughts Into A Positive Week

June 17th, 2021

31:34

About a week ago, Amanda was feeling down, so she wrote a list of all the reasons why so wasn't feeling great. It turned out to be a great exercise because the rest of the week turned out to be very productive and …

AM In The PM #64: Mark's Letter From 7 Years Ago & Our Future Fitness Plans

June 10th, 2021

35:16

Mark wrote a letter to himself in his senior year of high school and he received it in the mail today! (7 years later!) It was a pretty surreal …

AM In The PM #63: Why We Go Out To Eat Often

June 3rd, 2021

52:07

Who doesn't enjoy going out to eat?

When we first got together, we ate out at restaurants almost every time we saw each other. And even now, because we still live at our respective family's homes, we still go out to eat …

AM In The PM #62: Recapping A Long Weekend & Our Move Out Plan Update

May 27th, 2021

36:58

This past weekend was pretty hectic. Mark's consisted of working at his Grandma's restaurant and playing 5 games in a hockey tournament. Amanda's was spent working out, hanging out with family, and catching up on some …

AM In The PM #61: Your Partner Is In A Bad Mood, But You Didn't Cause It

May 20th, 2021

41:57

Your partner isn't always going to be happy, which is understandable. Sometimes, you'll do something stupid and make them upset. In that case, own up …

AM In The PM #60: The Importance of Sleep & How We've Improved Ours

May 13th, 2021

41:35

We love sleep. Who doesn't?

Right now, we don't live together and we have very different routines. This has led to many times where Mark is tired and Amanda is energetic or vice versa. It's a tiny problem, but one that …

AM In The PM #59: Fun Questions To Answer With Your Significant Other

May 6th, 2021

56:59

We know a lot about each other, but we're always learning more, especially during episodes like this! Amanda found a list of questions for couples to ask each other and we answered a bunch of them. We had a great time!

AM In The PM #58: Amanda's 24th Birthday!

May 1st, 2021

41:08

Amanda is turning 24!

In this episode, we talk about all of the great progress Amanda has made during her 23rd year, some of her goals for this year, and much more!

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AM In The PM #57: How We Plan To Be Great Parents

April 22nd, 2021

1:01:28

Even though we don't intend on having children for a few years, we think it's very important to talk about how we plan on parenting. Our goal is to …

AM In The PM #56: We're Moving In Together! (Soon)

April 16th, 2021

48:09

It's almost time for us to really "grow up".

We're not being kicked out of our family homes by any means, but after almost 5 years of being together and our mid-20s flying by, it's time for us to take the next step. …

AM In The PM #55: Discussing Our Health Issues

April 8th, 2021

1:00:24

We're all human and pretty much everyone has some sort of health-related issue. Some are more significant than others, of course, but everyone has them. It's an interesting topic that not many people talk about.

In this …

AM In The PM #54: Recapping Our First Year As Podcasters and Easter Traditions

April 1st, 2021

33:51

One year as podcasters down, many more to go!

First off, we want to say thank you for all of the incredible support we've gotten over the past year! We chatted with awesome guest couples, created some sweet merch, and …

AM In The PM #53: Taking Risks & Seizing Opportunities

March 25th, 2021

46:13

Over the last couple of years, we've come to realize that life without a certain amount of "risk" is very unfulfilling. Now, we're not saying to do …

AM In The PM #52: St. Patrick's Day, Dealing With Funks, Amanda's Inspiration, & Life Updates

March 18th, 2021

48:31

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In this episode, we touch on a medley of different topics.

We chat about our past St. Patrick's Day experiences, Amanda's recent self-induced rut, Amanda's Inspiration (her personal brand), and …

AM In The PM #51: Spring Fever & Warm Weather Date Ideas

March 11th, 2021

47:08

Spring is so close in Pittsburgh, we can almost taste it! We've seen way too much snow this winter, so we're anxious for some warm weather.

In this episode, we discuss what we're most excited about as the weather begins …

AM In The PM #50: Our 50th Episode! Enjoying The Ride

March 4th, 2021

42:58

We made it to 50 episodes! And we're just getting started!

We are very proud of this milestone and have enjoyed working towards it. However, we also want to stress that it wasn't an easy journey. Like many things in …

AM In The PM #49: Tyler & Nicolina | Discussing Open Relationships

February 25th, 2021

1:57:16

We chat with our new friends, Tyler & Nicolina!

They share their perspective on open relationships and ways to communicate feelings within a …

AM In The PM #48: Ricky & Emily Vollberg

February 18th, 2021

1:28:57

We chat with our friends and happily-married couple, Ricky & Emily Vollberg!

They share the story of how they met, their engagement, getting …

AM In The PM #47: 2021 Valentine's Day Special

February 11th, 2021

45:52

Love is in the air!

We have some interesting perspectives on Valentine's Day. We enjoy the holiday because it focuses on couples and the idea of …

AM In The PM #46: The 5 Love Languages

February 4th, 2021

51:14

We recently heard about the concept of the 5 love languages. Basically, they are 5 different methods to show your partner that you love them.

Each person is different, obviously. Therefore, they might have a certain …

AM In The PM #45: Mark's 25th Birthday

January 29th, 2021

43:28

Mark turns 25 today!

Amanda gets very excited about birthdays, while Mark just sees them as another day. We thought it would be a great time to talk …

AM In The PM #44: This Didn't Go As Planned

January 21st, 2021

47:16

We started recording an episode about how important it is to put yourself first. Amanda was telling a story and Mark had to stop it because she was saying "like" much more than she normally does. It's a sensitive and …

AM In The PM #43: Where We See Ourselves In 5 Years

January 14th, 2021

52:49

We have made some great progress over the last few years and in 2020 especially. We believe that it is very important to keep the future in mind as we move forward. We always want to have an idea of what we want to …

AM In The PM #42: Amanda Is Becoming A Minimalist!

January 7th, 2021

1:03:54

Way back in episode 16, we talked about minimalism. Mark talked about how it has positively impacted his life over the past 3 years and Amanda …

AM In The PM #41: 2020-2021 New Year's Special

December 31st, 2020

44:56

Happy New Year!

We probably don't have to say it, but 2020 has been one hell of a year. There's been a lot of craziness and some challenges along the way.

That being said, we made a decision early on to not give in and …

AM In The PM #40: 2020 Christmas Special

December 24th, 2020

55:07

Ho, Ho, Ho!!

This is our first-ever Christmas Special! 2020 has been one hell of a weird year and we are so excited to celebrate Christmas with our families! We talk about some of our Christmas traditions, favorite …

AM In The PM #39: Friendship Is A Two-Way Street

December 17th, 2020

37:07

We often talk about relationships on this podcast, but we recently had a great conversation about friends and wanted to expand on it in this episode. It's an important topic because it's relevant to everyone. …

AM In The PM #38: Our Thoughts On Becoming Influencers & Amanda's Big Announcement

December 10th, 2020

45:00

The term "Influencer" is a funny one. We feel it has gotten a bad rap because there are many internet personalities that want to call themselves "influencers" without actually providing valuable content and having a …

AM In The PM #37: Our Complicated Relationships With Food

December 3rd, 2020

49:02

We both have complicated relationships with food. While our current living situations don't lend themselves to healthy eating, that's not a good excuse. Like everything else in life, progress in health is a process. …

AM In The PM #36: 2020 Thanksgiving Special

November 26th, 2020

33:12

Gobble, gobble!!

This is our first-ever Thanksgiving Special! Even though this year might be different than years past, we are still excited to celebrate Turkey Day with our families (less than 10 people with a strict …

AM In The PM #35: The Problem With Being Too Nice & Why Authenticity Is Important

November 19th, 2020

1:02:52

We consider ourselves to be very kind people. We don't have any true hate in our hearts and we always give others the respect they deserve. Sometimes, however, this leads to being "too nice" and getting taken advantage …

AM In The PM #34: Who We've Become & Who We Want To Be

November 12th, 2020

1:11:22

As a couple, we have grown a great deal over the past 4+ years, but as individuals, we have grown even more. When in a relationship, it's crucial to not forget about the most important person in your life: YOU. You each …

AM In The PM #33: How Technology & Social Media Have Impacted Our Generation

November 5th, 2020

1:00:45

We have lived through some of the biggest technological changes the world has ever seen. In our 24 years, we have seen cell phones change drastically …

AM In The PM #32: 2020 Halloween Special

October 29th, 2020

35:34

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens!  This is our first-ever Halloween Special!

This year, we're dressing up as Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic from the …

AM In The PM #31: Brandi & Jordan

October 22nd, 2020

2:01:53

We talk with our friends, Brandi & Jordan!

They describe how they met, what living together is like, how to preserve your individuality in a relationship, their biggest pet peeves, future goals, thoughts on …

AM In The PM #30: Masturbation & Pornography

October 15th, 2020

47:32

We started this podcast to discuss real topics about relationships, even the ones that make some people feel uncomfortable. We believe that more communication and openness is always the answer, no matter what subject.

AM In The PM #29: How Do You Plan To Make Money?

October 8th, 2020

50:54

Mark resigned from his full-time job and went all-in on entrepreneurship in February 2020. Since then, he has been working hard to build and grow his …

AM In The PM #28: Elysa & Tanner

October 1st, 2020

1:43:24

We talk with our friends and engaged couple, Elysa & Tanner!

They describe how they met, their proposal story, their home-buying experience, what they do for fun, future goals, thoughts on religion, and much more!

AM In The PM #27: Who Is The Pickier Eater?

September 24th, 2020

42:58

Amanda thinks that Mark is a picky eater. She recently came across a "Picky Eater Test" on Facebook and thought it would be a good idea to play a …

AM In The PM #26: Rachel & Michael

September 17th, 2020

1:42:13

We talk with our friends and recently-engaged couple Rachel & Michael!

They share their story of how they met, what they do for fun, future goals, thoughts on religion, and much more! They even brought some foreign …

AM In The PM #25: 4-Year Anniversary Special

September 10th, 2020

46:53

As of September 9, 2020, we have been together for 4 years! Not only have we grown as a couple, but also as individuals. We started out as immature …

AM In The PM #24: Lindsay & Ryan

September 4th, 2020

2:02:42

We talk with our friends and recently-engaged couple Lindsay & Ryan!

They share their story of being high school friends turned lovebirds, living …

AM In The PM #23: Our Biggest Inspirations

August 27th, 2020

47:17

We each have some very important people that have impacted our lives without them even knowing it. In this episode, we list the people that have influenced us the most and explain how our lives have gotten better …

AM In The PM #22: Dylan & Lindsay Dew

August 20th, 2020

1:42:57

We chat with our close friends and happily-married couple Dylan & Lindsay Dew!

They share their story of being high school sweethearts, getting …

AM In The PM #21: Our Weekend Trip To The Forest

August 13th, 2020

43:53

We've never been the type of couple to go camping and hiking.

However, we decided to ease our way into it by staying at a hotel and hiking a few …

AM In The PM #20: The Keys To Building A Strong Relationship

August 6th, 2020

45:49

Our relationship has gotten very strong over the past (almost) 4 years because of some key things.

Communication, honesty, and self-love are just a few. We give our thoughts on each and a bunch more in this episode!

AM In The PM #19: Jenn & B

July 30th, 2020

2:02:22

We sit down with the couple that introduced us almost 4 years ago: Jenn & B!

Our conversation covers our history as friends, moving in together, marriage, religion, sex, and more!

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AM In The PM #18: Ben, Sav, & Scout

July 23rd, 2020

1:48:38

We sit down with our first guests: Ben, Sav, and their dog, Scout!

Our conversation covers vegetarianism, marriage, religion, the great outdoors, and more!

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AM In The PM #17: The Downsides Of Not Living Together

July 16th, 2020

53:16

Approaching our mid-20s and still not living together has a lot of downsides. There are some benefits, of course, but we feel the drawbacks are becoming more significant by the day. 

In this episode, we talk about the …

AM In The PM #16: How Minimalism Has Improved Our Relationship

July 9th, 2020

44:41

For the past 3 or so years, Mark has started to take a minimalistic, purpose-driven approach to the items he brings into his environment. The idea of excessive clutter is very overwhelming to him. He believes that if …

AM In The PM #15: Our Opinions On Chain Restaurants We've Visited

July 2nd, 2020

1:23:00

Back during much more normal times, we would go out to eat at our favorite restaurants far more frequently. We're fans of good food and we've eaten …

AM In The PM #14: Things That Bother Us & Things We Love About Each Other

June 25th, 2020

1:01:36

We'd be fools to say that nothing in our relationship bothers us. It's just not realistic. Every couple is made up of 2 individuals with different …

AM In The PM #13: Discussing Our Family Dynamics

June 18th, 2020

46:31

Amanda has had some tough family experiences in her life that have molded her into a very strong woman. Mark hasn't been faced with as many …

AM In The PM #12: New Podcast Setup & An Update On What We're Doing

June 11th, 2020

28:34

We want to ensure that the quality of this podcast continues to improve. That being said, we are excited to be recording this episode using our brand new equipment! We hope it makes for an even better listening …

AM In The PM #11: Mark's Shaved Legs, Our Personal Hygiene, & Body Quirks

June 4th, 2020

48:30

Mark decided to shave his legs. He explains his rationale while Amanda gives her initial response and tries to understand why.

We also discuss other personal hygiene topics and talk about some interesting body quirks we …

AM In The PM #10: Discussing What Kind Of Parents We'll Be

May 28th, 2020

53:30

Amanda works as a toddler teacher and has always had a passion for kids. Mark shares that same feeling and wants to give his kids a wonderful life.

AM In The PM #9: We Want To Lead Healthy Lives

May 21st, 2020

29:07

Amanda has started doing daily workouts and focusing on leading a healthy life. Mark is on a similar journey and is looking to get back into a consistent routine.

We talk about what our goals are for health and some …

AM In The PM #8: We Have Different Views On Pets

May 14th, 2020

29:34

Amanda cares deeply about animals and has always had pets. Mark, on the other hand, has never had any pets.

As the time to move in together looms on the horizon, we discuss our thoughts on whether or not our future home …

AM In The PM #7: How We Try To Stay Happy & Fulfilled

May 7th, 2020

25:49

We value happiness more than anything in life.

We talk about what makes us feel fulfilled all the time and think more people should focus on finding …

AM In The PM #6: Alcohol's Effect On Our Relationship

April 30th, 2020

33:15

Our experiences with and perspectives on alcohol are very different.

We each give our thoughts on the topic and describe how it has affected our …

AM In The PM #5: The Story of How We Met & Our Best Advice

April 23rd, 2020

29:06

We love to reminisce on how we first met back in 2016.

We each tell our version of the story, as well as some advice we think will help couples just …

AM In The PM #4: Going To A Park During COVID-19

April 16th, 2020

31:42

Amanda brought up the idea to go on the trails at a state park during the "pandemic" that is COVID-19.

Mark thinks that it would be a fun time, but …

AM In The PM #3: Mark Wants To Do What?!

April 8th, 2020

50:30

Mark told Amanda that he was going on a 48-hour fast. Amanda's initial reaction was not positive.

We talk through it in this episode. We go deeper by …

AM In The PM #2: Let's Talk About Self-Esteem

April 4th, 2020

28:35

Having confidence in oneself is something that is very difficult for a lot of us.

When topics like this arise, we always try to discuss our feelings …

AM In The PM #1: Our First Episode (From Quarantine!)

April 2nd, 2020

26:04

Thanks for listening to our very first episode of AM In The PM!

We'll be sitting down and talking to other couples in our lives to talk about topics and how they relate to relationships.

We're super excited to share our …

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