Friendshipping!

Friendshipping!

How do I quit feeling so jealous of successful friends? Can I befriend my ex? Should I ask my coworker why she unfollowed me on Twitter? Every week Jenn & Trin answer your questions about friendship! We try to advise on the tricky stuff that's making you feel weird. Write us your questions at FriendshippingPodcast@gmail.com, and visit FriendshippingPodcast.com for more info. Remember that we're not therapists or doctors, although we have spent plenty of time with them.

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August 5, 2021 63 min

It's the last episode of the Friendshipping podcast... but YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF US!! Sign up for our weekly newsletter at the top of this here website to get friendship-related advice, tips, and pictures of our respective dogs. 

This week, we're blasting through a bunch of questions as quickly as we can. We'll cover questions related to topics such as: capitalism, wildly decadent baby showers, ADHD, biphobia,...

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Class solidarity means paying your friends fairly! But sometimes, our buds would prefer a little special treatment, even if we can't reasonably give it to them. This week, we'll go over what to say when your friends demand a discount, what to go over in an Informational Email, and when you might want to perhaps consider maybe possibly updating your prices perchance.

This is the penultimate episode of Friendshipping! Next wee...

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July 22, 2021 41 min

After seven years, it's the beginning of the end. This is the first of the last three episodes of the Friendshipping podcast.? But good news for all you Friendshippers: this is also the beginning... of the beginning?! Soon, Friendshipping will transition into a newsletter. We'll get you the details as soon as we have them, but until then, we're going to shout in confusion over this week's question. When should you h...

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July 15, 2021 39 min

Our asker this week lacks one of the MANY very specific skills that society asks us all to have, and guess what? It ain't that big a deal! Tune in this week for a spirited conversation about how bad cars are. We also go over the etiquette of carpooling, some High-Quality Car Passenger moves, and the fundamentals of gas money. Once again, basic math saves the day.

CWs:
Trin talks about her dog from 3m40s - about 9m15s.
We discuss c...

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July 8, 2021 36 min

If you want to know what your friends want, you’ll have to either ask them, or search your memory banks in hopes you can recall what they actually asked of you in the first place. This week, we’re going to be careful with how we share our expertise, we’re going to be mindful of what our words can do to our friends’ confidence, and we’re going to grow out our bangs. Difficult tasks, surely, but we believe in you.

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    June 24, 2021 28 min

    If there’s one thing we at Friendshipping Incorporated can promise you, it’s that if we read your question on the show, we will answer it to the best of our ability. Today, we give an answer that nobody wants to ever receive, and it goes a little something like this: You fucked up, buddy!! Stay tuned for topics such as pandemic weddings, friends from past lives, and centering yourself when you really shouldn’t. CWs for pandemic cha...

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    June 17, 2021 26 min

    In this absolute doozy of an episode, our asker hopes to save a long-term friendship that has recently plummeted down the toilet. Unfortunately, his friend has absorbed and accepted a whole lot of questionable-to-terrible opinions from YouTube. What can a person do when their friend becomes a bad faith contrarian? We're not quite sure, but other topics include: coping mechanisms, flushing turds, and treating an unreasonable per...

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    June 10, 2021 27 min

    In this week's thrilling installment of Friendshipping, we're discussing pre-grets: The regret-like feelings that plague a person before anything bad has even happened yet. We'll also cover making tough choices, kicking your own ass, and  starting up The Ex Wive's Club.

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    June 3, 2021 37 min

    Friendship and Food are two of our favorite F words. But sometimes the etiquette of dining with pals can be a bit tricky! This week we'll discuss screwing up, doing better, and cringing quietly to yourself every night as you go over your Personal Mistakes: Greatest Hits album in your mind. 

    (Heads up: we talk about religion and food a lot in this episode.)

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    May 27, 2021 34 min

    A new, interesting, and difficult thing has occurred: this week’s asker is going through a life transition and experiencing bittersweet nostalgia. Today you will hear about cherishing memories whilst you make new ones, enjoying all of the lives and identities you will inhabit, and the infamous hole in the bathroom ceiling of Trin’s first apartment.

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    May 20, 2021 39 min

    A group of friends is fracturing, and now there are far too many group chats for this week’s asker to keep up with. Let’s take a deep dive into the impermanence of friend groups, the importance of stated boundaries, and defaulting to the lowest level of contact. In other news: Trin has a new robot, Jenn takes her own advice, and everyone is a dork for Star Wars.

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    May 15, 2021 37 min
    I'm fixated on one friend who doesn't seem as invested as I am. In fact, I find myself obsessing about our level of communication. I feel caught in this loop of waiting to be talked to, and sending messages that don't always get replies. How can I get unstuck? Here's an episode about investing in YOURSELF. Also introducing Susan, Trin's new Texas neighbor. Content warnings for discussion of COVID and therapy.
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    May 7, 2021 37 min

    Alright folks, let's say it one more time, with feeling: Crushes are mostly meaningless. And past crushes? Extremely meaningless. This week, we'll discuss coming out piece by piece, tappin' some mapes, and how no gay+ people should ever have problems ever again. 

    Quick edit: You don't have to be straight, gay, or bi+. You can be anything, friends! There is a whole cornucopia of human sexuality (including but ...

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    April 29, 2021 32 min

    Here's an episode about how to talk to your friends about your break ups, or how to not talk about them, if that's your preference. And don't miss our new segment, Adding Jenn's Name To Song Titles!

    CWs: divorce, brief mention of COVID-19.

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    April 22, 2021 48 min

    In this week's episode, we discuss the astounding fact that we can start seeing people again, and what that might mean! A special thank you to Jamie Sanchez for guesting as our expert extrovert: https://jamiesanchez.com/
    We also highly recommend checking out her Cowboy Bebop rewatch podcast, The Bebop Beat: https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/

    CW for discussion of COVID-19.

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    April 15, 2021 30 min

    You are cool and interesting, and people want your time. Unfortunately, you are a mere mortal human. You can't just give out your time and energy like free samples at Costco. In this episode, we'll discuss being present for, but not solving, your friends' problems. 

    Additionally, Seinfeld is bad, Jenn goes for a walk, and Trin subtly reveals that she doesn't understand what other people eat.  


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    April 9, 2021 36 min

    It's springtime now folks, and you know what that means: everybody's itching to go out, and everybody's getting vaccinated. Wooo! Though it's still going to be a little while before it's safe to party, this week's asker is already worried about their guest list. Turns out, one of their friends is kind of a bummer, but the asker already invited them to boogie down with their Fun Friends in the future. Is ther...

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    April 2, 2021 33 min

    When seeking advice about joking around with your pals, asking two people who have a podcast about friendship and also occasionally write comedy for a living is a pretty solid place to start. Today we’ll talk about being too depressed to find anything funny, being too funny to shut up, and being a Sensitive Badass.

    Please note that in this episode, it sounds like we recommend the movie Emily in Paris. We do not. That was a joke


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    March 25, 2021 31 min

    Roommates: can't live with 'em, can't afford an apartment without 'em. Sometimes they're friends, and sometimes they're just another human being stinking up your home. It's time to set some ground rules, bust out some clear communication, and stock up on hella coping mechanisms. We also discuss murdering Leonardo DiCaprio, the subtleties of living with a person with ADHD, and how deeply mad we are about ...

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    March 18, 2021 34 min

    When your coworkers describe themselves as a close knit dysfunctional family, are you obligated to participate? This week, we'll talk about how very healthy and normal it is to have a job that is "just a job." We'll also discuss why you should never, ever admit that out loud. Also: Jenn discovers The OmegaBunny, and Trin has an adventure in sunless tanning.

    CW: At about 27m40s going forward, we have a COVID-related d...

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