Distinctively Dana



Distinctively Dana is a podcast featuring musings on pop culture and living in the age of digital hosted by Dana Jones, an experienced social media and digital marketing professional. The goal is to share perspectives on current trends and how social media has changed the world.


  • My Favorite Chris

    06/11/2017 Duration: 21min

    Just caught Thor Ragnarok and it got me thinking: which one of the superhero actors named Chris is my favorite. This week I rank them from personal favorite, to best hero outfit and more.

  • Endurance and Affirmations

    31/10/2017 Duration: 21min

    What keeps you going when the going gets tough? Sharing my adventure explaining endurance to a kid. And what's on my affirmation playlist. 

  • Good and Sorry Apologies

    17/10/2017 Duration: 28min

    Apologies are a neccessary part of life but to be honest owning it is hard. This week talks all about apologies and what makes a good one. Also included is a playlist of the best regret and apology songs. There are some gems for when you're feeling apolgetic. 

  • It's Over and Done

    09/10/2017 Duration: 19min

    It’s the end of an era. AIM was my after school activity, source of keeping in touch in college and I honestly had no clue it still existed. RIP AIM. 

  • Smoke and Mirrors

    02/10/2017 Duration: 27min

    Talking about Hugh Hefner, the evolution of the Playboy brand and looking at things, particularly media, through a different lens as we get older. 

  • Chronicles of Nambia

    24/09/2017 Duration: 20min

    Motivated by the newly discovered country of Nambia, I’m talking about all of the fictional universes that I would love to visit and even the ones that I would not. From Zamunda to San Fransokyo.

  • Relationship GOALS

    14/02/2017 Duration: 37min

    With Valentine’s Day here, I’m talking about Relationship Goals. The hashtag, the photos, the FOMO the memes and all that jazz. They are on fire today with the holiday of love upon us. Here’s a few reasons why what you see is not what you get when it comes to #relationshipgoals. 

  • Edge of Glory

    07/02/2017 Duration: 41min

    All about Super Bowl 51. The good, the bad and the tragic. The Falcons almost had it all, but Tom Brady had that bounce back. Lady Gaga killed it, but stop comparing her to Bey. Plus, all of my favorite commercials from total fail to sexy.

  • Surfing the Wave

    31/01/2017 Duration: 32min

    First things first: Serena is excellent, the Dirty Birds are headed to Super Bowl 51 and Bobby Brown's life seems like way more fiction than fact. All of that. When it comes to everything happening in the United States right now, are you thinking for yourself or just surfing the wave? Fake news and hate spread much faster than the real deal. Be cautious about what you engage with. Guard your mind, heart and time from the evils online. 

  • IRL Friend Counts

    17/01/2017 Duration: 31min

    Social media gives us instant access to each other. But what’s the value of likes when it comes to relationships? After taking inventory of what stays and what goes for 2017, making in real life connections tops the list of what’s in. I talk love languages, quality time and why connecting IRL means more to me than expanding my social media friend count. 

  • Feed or Extinguish?

    09/01/2017 Duration: 32min

    Have you already fallen behind on those resolutipns. It's not too late to get back moving. For 2017, there’s this new approach to help me jumpstart my goals. It’s a list of behaviors and relationships that I want to feed and some that I’d like to extinguish for the year ahead. After I finished my list, the goals and plans got rolling. This episode talks about the process of determining what to feed and what to extinguish in life for the year ahead. 

  • Love in the Age of Digital

    02/01/2017 Duration: 33min

    Modern dating has so many complications and layers to it. It’s easy to get a sense of FOMO when looking at social media. Especially during cuffing season and peak proposal season. How soon is too soon to share you’re new love on social media sites? To what extent does one look thirsty when using their love for likes? This episode touches on those questions and more.

  • Top 5 (2016 Edition)

    28/12/2016 Duration: 29min

    2017 is officially 3 days away. I'm using this episode to remember the year by naming my Top 5 things about 2016. From the Olympics to Lemondae and all the way through the 2016 election, talk through moments, music and media that made this a great year. 

  • Drifting

    18/12/2016 Duration: 26min

    Next thing you know we will be waking up to a new year. How did that happen so fast? Let's talk about resolutions. Are they really effective or just another way to waste time? This episode talks through 2016 wins and total bombs. How to grow from the bombs and appreciate the wins to make for a better 2017 and beyond. Let's get it for the new year! 

  • Single All The Way

    12/12/2016 Duration: 33min

    The holidays are a time where we gather together to fellowship and celebrate the season. Sometimes, family and friends have questions that often cause discomfort or make us feel uncomfortable. You know, the questions about your relationship status and job details. How does one deal? Dana talks about how to navigate difficult conversations without losing your cool. 

  • Compared to Who?

    04/12/2016 Duration: 29min

    It’s very easy to get caught up in what everybody else is doing but have you ever tried to really dig deeper and figure out the root of what’s distracting you from going after your true desires? Comparison causes discontenment. Dana talks about running your own race and eliminating distractions along the way. 

  • Friendtervention

    29/11/2016 Duration: 32min

    Mental wellness is important, but these days when you admit to not feeling “okay” there’s often a negative stigma. Think somewhere the lines of Gnarles Barkley “Crazy”. Have you ever thought about the things that you must do in order to be your best self?

  • Peak Lit Moment

    19/11/2016 Duration: 17min

    Online life has been even more lit lately between the 2016 election, the Mannequin Challenge and #UNameIt. Dana also breaks down three key marketing tactics that helped Donald Trump win the election.  

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