Jenn and Trin
Apr 02, 2020 35 min
Everything Feels Sharper Now
My friend doesn’t believe in science. Can this friendship be saved? This week, we discuss the value of doctors, social distancing, and saying your weird thoughts out loud sometimes so someone else can correct you. General CW for realistic but hopeful COVID19 discussion, existential dread.
Mar 26, 2020 34 min
Huge Powerful Energy
How should I check on my friends while we're social distancing? Is asking "how are you?" a silly question right now? We're all in this alone together! Content warnings for discussion of COVID-19.
Mar 12, 2020 31 min
My friend sends me extremely long text messages. Paragraphs and paragraphs. All the time. Can I clue her in that this is a little much for me? This one's got advice, a little bit of Love is Blind, a little bit of politics, some quotes from literature, everything you could ever want. CW: at 3:00 min, hyperbolic cancer mention; discussion of politics; brief mention of COVID-19.
Mar 05, 2020 34 min
Find Your Moon Shirt
How can I get more comfortable in group settings? How can I feel more relaxed and unlearn some of my conversational go-to's? This episode is mostly about Love is Blind, Mick Jagger, and wearing your best shirt!
Feb 27, 2020 30 min
A Lunar Eclipse Happens
We've got a listener who is new to town! "I (he/him, gay) was lucky enough to graduate from college and move to Chicago. How do I go about finding Hobbies for Gays™ that I’m interested in? How have you made and found friends after getting out of school?" Here's some ideas for meeting new people and finding a community. CW: repeated use of the word 'penis' in the first three minutes.
Feb 20, 2020 38 min
"I told my best friend not to share my pronouns with his parents so they don't tell MY parents, but he did anyway. How can I move forward from this?" This week's episode is all about boundaries, respect, and privacy, with a little metal smithing thrown in for good measure. Do better, Jared!!! CW: depression (brief), gender identities.
Feb 13, 2020 38 min
Dad's Power Tools
"I’m throwing a Galentine’s Day party. I’m not sure if I should invite my (AFAB, she/they) non-binary friend. How can I do this without making them feel misgendered?" How timely! Includes discussion about Birds of Prey and our absolute perfect taste in movies. CWs: gender discussion, genitalia mentions, discussion of sexual assault portrayals in movies, Trin lists several queer stereotypes in a row (humorous intent).
Feb 06, 2020 38 min
Rich Euro Aunt
Do you have to make nice and visit with your distant family members? In this episode we discuss your obligations, if any, to your family and buds. Frankly, you gotta wonder: what's the point of having an aunt in Europe if you can't jet off to Paris. CWs: frank homophobia discussion, parents, transphobia, racism mentions.
Jan 30, 2020 33 min
Don't Email My Wife
"My friend is undergoing a volatile divorce. It's making him angry and impatient, and he's even made a few jabs at me. How do I handle this?" Allow us to give you permission to take a break from your friends! Put 'em on ice for now! And don't miss another gripping Pop Culture Corner. CW: divorce, break-ups, depression, size/weight, and shopping with your mother
Jan 23, 2020 33 min
Gooey Weird Things
"I've become friends with my massage therapist, and now when I go in for an appointment, we end up just hanging out instead of giving me the massage I need!" Here's an episode about boundaries with friends who also provide a professional service for you. There's a very minor spoiler for the show CHEER in the first ten minutes (it's not really a spoiler, but just incase). Please note strong content warnings for sex and vaginas.