Naked With Clothes On



I am Michelle Akin and you might enjoy listening to me talk to people who I think are interesting about nothing in particular. Why? Well because I loathe planned interviews and value raw, real conversation. I'm in the personal development industry, and I simultaneously believe my own industry is often full of people who are full of crap. I want to bring you conversations with people in this industry that are willing to come here and bear all. Let's have some honest conversation about it and see what comes out of it! I will likely branch out to include guests of all kinds, as well as having my husband as a regular guest. Enjoy!


  • Episode 23: How I Enjoyed Giving Birth

    Episode 23: How I Enjoyed Giving Birth

    12/03/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    I've been wanting to write my "birth story" since I had the kid two years ago, but realized I would rather speak it! I tell the whole tale, starting with the decision to be parents and ending with a pleasure-filled labor experience. Bet you don't hear about that too often, do you? Listen and enjoy!

  • Episode 22: Heartbreak

    Episode 22: Heartbreak

    21/02/2018 Duration: 25min

    I share a bit about the heartbreak that is inherent with being a human and especially a human in a business that goes deep and intimate with other humans. Feeling a bit raw this morning and decided it was something worth sharing. I hope it's informative and useful to you.

  • A Convo About the State of Our World

    A Convo About the State of Our World

    21/08/2017 Duration: 26min

    My friend Alice Petzold (a former guest on the podcast) and I were talking the other day about the state of the world and how frustrated we both are, but not for the same reasons many others are. We decided to hit record and share our thoughts with the world. This was in lieu of doing a FB live video (because we didn't know how to do that from separate locations) and so it's not an official podcast ep, but I still thought you would all enjoy it and/or get something valuable from it. If you want to talk to us about the possibility of taking on the coach training program, just let me know.

  • Episode 20: Joslyn Yeager

    Episode 20: Joslyn Yeager

    21/08/2017 Duration: 54min

    She went from being a GracenMichelle fan girl to being one of my best friends - Joslyn is on the podcast today to share about her experience. She's also a coach now (shocking, right? - I swear my disease is contagious) and we work together, so we also vent a bit about the bullshit of the coaching industry and the parts we can't bring ourselves to really be a part of. We really hope our coach doesn't listen to this :D

  • Episode 19: Akshay Nanavati

    Episode 19: Akshay Nanavati

    11/08/2017 Duration: 57min

    Akshay and I met on the day we both became coaches, so he is someone very near and dear to my heart, who has been in my life for some very pivotal moments. He is also the author of Fearvana, which is his incredible new book. In this podcast we discuss some really mind-blowing stuff about fear and how it both gets in our way and can act as a fuel in our lives. He also shares how he got The Dalai Lama himself TO WRITE THE FORWARD OF HIS BOOK! Yes, really. And no, he had no "in" with His Holiness, he simply made it happen. Do not skip this episode, it is my favorite yet. He even offered me some coaching and made a big difference for me :) Go get his book:

  • Episode 18: Alice Petzold

    Episode 18: Alice Petzold

    12/07/2017 Duration: 01h10min

    I'm joined by my glamazon gal pal, Alice Petzold, for this chat about our lives, our careers, and our friendship. You'll want to have a glass of wine and pretend you're a part of the convo, so check it out.

  • Episode 17: Justins Questions

    Episode 17: Justin's Questions

    16/06/2017 Duration: 38min

    I'm back and I'm answering a list of questions and prompts that my husband sent to me. Religion, nerdom, first jobs, dreams, just tons of topics - enjoy!

  • Episode 16: Michelle Rambles Till She Cries

    Episode 16: Michelle Rambles Till She Cries

    26/05/2017 Duration: 29min

    I cried a lot. Don't bail before that part. And I hope it's all useful to you!

  • Episode 15: Michelle Rambles from the Kitchen

    Episode 15: Michelle Rambles from the Kitchen

    22/05/2017 Duration: 25min

    Starts slow until my coffee kicks in (this happens rather quickly) - I talk mostly about addictive iphone games and my baby daughter makes a cameo appearance at the end. Head over to my YouTube channel to SEE this podcast! MY HAIR LOOKED AMAZING

  • Episode 14: Caitlin Naramore

    Episode 14: Caitlin Naramore

    19/05/2017 Duration: 01h21min

    Caitlin Naramore is a magical lady! She's one of my best friends and her presence in my life has changed me for the better. She's incredible. But don't take my word for it, just listen for yourself... Special thanks to Brett Henry for being a top tier Patron!

  • Michelle Rambles from the Bathtub

    Michelle Rambles from the Bathtub

    15/05/2017 Duration: 38min

    It's Mother's day and I'm in the bath talking about all kinds of stuff. Mainly about my Mom and being a Mom. And also about how living your life in a way that doesn't get you what you want can kill you. I think that's what I talked about anyway, I'm not sure because I stayed in there 20 minutes longer than I usually do and lost my mind a little. It was either really profound or really incomprehensible. Hit play to roll the dice and take a chance! Special thanks to Patron Brett Henry, my top tier supporter!

  • Episode 12: Adam Quiney

    Episode 12: Adam Quiney

    13/05/2017 Duration: 02h06min

    Adam Quiney is an Executive Coach and a dear friend of mine. We had a great 2-hour conversation and covered a range of topics including “Radical Honesty,” the bullshit watered down parts of the personal development industry, weed/video games/other vices, our egos, being attracted to each other, getting in touch with your inner evil, and more. My hope and belief is that it will be a valuable and potentially enlightening conversation for you to listen to and might spark some desire for growth and change in your own life. Please listen, share, comment on Twitter (NWCOPodcast)  or Patreon (.com/nakedwithclotheson), and leave me an iTunes review if you like the podcast and want more people to find it. Also, consider becoming a Patron for some cool perks. Adam and his lovely wife, Bay, can be found at or on Twitter @Evergrowthadam and in some other places like linkdin and Facebook if you search for him. And do search for him, he has some quality stuff to share! Special thanks to Patron

  • Michelle Rambles from the Toilet

    Michelle Rambles from the Toilet

    08/05/2017 Duration: 29min

    Hey everyone! It's been a while and I have some announcements about how this is going to go from here. And oh... it's gonna go! We're changing the format to two podcasts a week, one will be a Michelle solo with a ramble from the toilet (like this one) and the other will be a Zoom Video interview with rotating guests (including Justin!) but Michelle will be taking over primarily... because busy Moms get shit done, ok? I mentioned my therapist friend but said his website wrong. Here it is: Enjoy! And feel free to suggest guests to have on. Particularly, people who you would love to hear speak casually and candidly with me (and you think they'd be into that too) Thanks for all the support, Patrons and listeners!!!

  • This Ends on a High Note

    This Ends on a High Note

    30/01/2017 Duration: 46min

    We talk about the audio levels a lot, though this podcast was mixed by our friend Joshua Nicholson, and he did a damn fine job so you won't actually notice the audio issues we are discussing in it. Hooray! Also, I can't remember everything we talked about but I know there were a few embarrassing anecdotes and discussion of home-made squatty pottys. Enjoy!

  • A Quickie but a Goodie

    A Quickie but a Goodie

    28/01/2017 Duration: 24min

    We attempt to record an hour-long podcast, but our screaming baby objects. Hilarity almost ensues!

  • Poop is Not in the Title

    Poop is Not in the Title

    29/12/2016 Duration: 33min

    Justin and Michelle talk about social media, diminishing returns and FOUR MORE YEARS!

  • Of Dicks and Cops

    Of Dicks and Cops

    09/12/2016 Duration: 49min

    Justin talks about calling a cop a dick and almost getting arrested. We also cover whether men and women can just be friends and sing some RENT. N JOY!

  • Sex, Drugs, and a Little Rock n Roll

    Sex, Drugs, and a Little Rock n Roll

    08/12/2016 Duration: 58min

    Justin and Michelle talk about weed, sex before and after baby, and shove in some System of a Down for your listening pleasure.

  • Dont Poop!

    Don't Poop!

    07/12/2016 Duration: 01h11min

    Justin and Michelle talk about the election, Amelia the perfect baby, and somehow yet again manage to incorporate poop into the podcast, however briefly.

  • Naked with Clothes on Ep 4 - Banana Buddies

    Naked with Clothes on Ep 4 - Banana Buddies

    28/09/2016 Duration: 50min

    It's really funny. We had a lot of fun.

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