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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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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 topi…
 
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…
 
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 gr…
 
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 fr…
 
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 to…
 
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 ep…
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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 n…
 
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 f…
 
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 sh…
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
Teens these days have a lot going on! Too much, if you ask us. This week we'll discuss never going to therapy, always protecting your energy, and occasionally telling your friends information about yourself sometimes. Have you ever wondered what Jenn and Trin were like as teens? Well, this is the episode for you. Journalism Bad Boy Jenn Bane and Ma…
 
Extroverts in the pandemic. Much like dark matter, our calculations suggest that they must exist, but we've had no hard evidence or firsthand accounts... UNTIL NOW. Our asker wants to know if she should just give up and move on from her less-active friendships. What's a socially starved extrovert to do? This week we also discuss writing exercises, …
 
Tale as old as balls: All of your friends really love doing ONE THING together, and it's the ONE THING that you simply do not want to do. Today's asker is tired of playing the often stressful online game "Among Us." Sounds like it's time again for stating some needs and boundaries! If you're looking for games to play online with your friends, check…
 
Today’s asker brings extremely relatable content: How can I be in touch with my friends, without actually expending the energy to have a conversation? We’ll discuss leaving “love packets” for your pals, the benefits of living underground, and how impressive it is any time you can give even a small amount of time to someone you love. Thanks to Trist…
 
We're not gonna mince words here. The asker's two best friends became best friends themselves, stopped talking to the asker, and moved in together. Allow us to be the first to say: What the fuck? Today we'll discuss accepting our bad feelings, Minecraft streamer RPF on AO3, and how you shouldn't start physical therapy while you're still in the ICU.…
 
My roommate films the whole damn apartment when he’s on Discord. Is it normal to have Good-Smelling Room Spray in your bathroom? Cohabitation in the Age of COVID is tricky, but we’ve got special guest co-host Billie Bullock to help sort us out! CWs: Poop is all over the first question. Skip to 24m15s if that’s not your thing. We go real hard on poo…
 
We found the only people on Earth who are consistently, meticulously getting ready for Zoom calls, and they are driving this week’s asker a little bonkers. Let us discuss this rare species and how to handle it when your friends look so perfect that it’s starting to give you feelings. Also covered: Chris Evans’ useless muscles, the deep satisfaction…
 
Alone time: a precious commodity in these trying times. How can I ask for and receive alone time when I'm stuck inside an apartment with two other adults 24 hours a day? This week, we'll discuss creating conditions that work for you and your housemates, just locking the freakin bedroom door already, and Trin's "two-hour long" Jimmy Eat World Greate…
 
"I’m quarantining, and my friends are not. What can I do?" This week, everyone we know is staying home and not breathing on anyone, including the wonderful person who asked today’s question. Content warnings: The entire episode is about COVID and isolation 22m12s - Penis mention, poop talk We also have two online events this week, and we'd love to …
 
What is the right thing to do? What should you do when you tried to do the right thing, but ended up doing the wrong thing? We hope you’re in the mood for a good, deep cringe! After Animal Crossing and plants banter, we detail some choice moments when we really screwed the heck up, and how we made amends and recovered in the aftermath. CWsIn banter…
 
The first asker is caught between two friends going through a sudden divorce, oh no!The second asker isn't freaking out about COVID, and can't understand why everyone else seems to feel differently. Hm!!Most importantly, we want to know: Why do all men go through a phase of hitting each other in the testicles? Aaaa!!!CWs: - Discussion of testicles …
 
First up: “I was out on leave and I’m worried my coworkers are resentful that I’ve been gone. What can I do to feel less terrible about this?” Then, “I feel closer to my coworkers through this pandemic trauma. Is this why hazing works?” Around Friendshipping Headquarters, Jenn just started playing Animal Crossing, and Trin can’t stop screaming. Big…
 
Today on this here podcast, it’s all about being polite on our favorite utopia simulator, Animal Crossing. What’s the tea on Blood? Do you leave a tip for big gains on the Stonk Market? Why is my friend sitting motionless on a log? Whew! Now that we got that out of our collective system, we’ll be back on Thursday with your regular friendship progra…
 
“My friend mailed me $50. She’s the worst, right?” This week, Jenn wonders if there’s a gas leak, Trin deeply mispronounces “Oregon,” and neither of us can quite wrap our brains around an asker who feels grievously wronged by a sorta disappointing wedding gift, I guess. Thank goodness, the second question is about Animal Crossing (but is applicable…
 
How can we fight off the terrible dark feelings of pessimism? And what can I do when my friends set up wayyy too many group video calls? I don’t have anything else to do, and they know it, so I feel like I have to go to all of them. Help!This episode once again starts with a Pop Culture Corner, with some mentions of cinematic violence. Are you all …
 
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