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‘Steven Universe,’ anyone?

Fans get posters during the Steven Universe signing at New York Comic Con in 2017.
Fans get posters during the Steven Universe signing at New York Comic Con in 2017. (Getty Images/Cartoon Network)

A recent guest on “The Best Advice Show” has a brother who’s in high school who has been bumping heads a lot with his mom. But “in this moment, ‘Steven Universe’ is something that’s bringing them together,” he said.

“Steven Universe?” you might ask.

Yes. “Steven Universe.”

We’ll let the advice-giver, artist and educator Nate Mullen, explain.

“Everybody should watch ‘Steven Universe,’” he told podcast host Zak Rosen. “It’s a coming-of-age story of this person named Steven learning to control his powers, which are deeply connected to his emotional reality.”

Mullen admits it’s a cartoon and it’s silly.

“But he also, in order to like, you know, access his power, he has to tap into what is joy for him or what is pain for him, right?" Mullen said. "And as he grapples with that, that allows him to access superpowers. And what else do we need at this moment more than understanding that having deep access to our emotions (is) a superpower?”

You can find Steven Universe on Cartoon Network, Hulu, Amazon and Apple. Listen to the full podcast episode below -- it’s not even two minutes long.

Rosen, by the way, wants to hear from you next. His podcast aims to share good, simple advice with the world.

“The Best Advice Show” offers tips on a range of topics, from food, to career goals, relationship advice and easy life hacks. Rosen describes the show as “your daily gummy vitamin” that will give you some nutrients.

To contribute some of your own advice -- on any topic -- drop him a voicemail at 844-935-BEST. Leave your name and your tip, followed by your email address in case he has any follow-up questions.

It can be deep or not-so-deep. Rosen has a “Food Fridays” feature in which he’d love to feature your cooking advice. He’s not so much interested in platitudes and truisms, but instead, looking for the specific, odd, uplifting, effective, real advice from you about how you make it through your days.

“The Best Advice Show” is a product of Graham Media Group. Download it wherever you listen to or access podcasts.


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