11 episodes

Madeleine Dore returns with a brand new podcast, "A social life, with friends"

Conversations with experts, authors, and friends explore how we can better navigate the joy and the heartbreak of being a person in the world, with other people.

Find episode updates and bonus material in the a companion newsletter at www.asociallifewithfriends.com

Created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore

Looking for my other podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at www.extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify or wherever you like to listen by searching "Routines & Ruts"

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A social life, with friends Madeleine Dore

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    • 4.8 • 113 Ratings

Madeleine Dore returns with a brand new podcast, "A social life, with friends"

Conversations with experts, authors, and friends explore how we can better navigate the joy and the heartbreak of being a person in the world, with other people.

Find episode updates and bonus material in the a companion newsletter at www.asociallifewithfriends.com

Created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore

Looking for my other podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at www.extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify or wherever you like to listen by searching "Routines & Ruts"

www.asociallifewithfriends.com

    On making and maintaining friendships

    On making and maintaining friendships

    In this episode, host Madeleine Dore asks: how can we make new connections and maintain friendships?
    Read the full list of 101 ways to make and maintain friendships at www.asociallifewithfriends.com
    Guests include:
    Friendship expert Kat Vellos
    Writer and civic advocate Pete Davis
    Psychologist Chris Cheers
    Journalist Anne Helen Peterson
    Arts and culture worker Mariam Ella Arcilla
    Stay in the loop:
    Sign up here for the companion newsletter "A social life, with friends"
    Support the podcast and find bonus materials at www.asociallifewithfriends.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you like to listen!
    This podcast is created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore
    Are you looking for my previous podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts or wherever you like to listen to your favourite podcasts by searching "Routines & Ruts"


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com

    • 17 min
    On navigating the friendship dip

    On navigating the friendship dip

    In this episode, host Madeleine Dore asks: how do we navigate the various dips in our friendships throughout our lives?
    To read an episode summary and delve deeper into the theme, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com and sign up to the companion newsletter.
    Guests include:
    Friendship expert Kat Vellos
    Psychologist Chris Cheers
    Journalist Anne Helen Peterson
    Professor Michelle Lim
    Stay in the loop:
    Sign up here for the companion newsletter "A social life, with friends"
    Support the podcast and find bonus materials at www.asociallifewithfriends.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you like to listen!
    This podcast is created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore
    Are you looking for my previous podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts or wherever you like to listen to your favourite podcasts by searching "Routines & Ruts"


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com

    • 24 min
    On retreating and re-emerging

    On retreating and re-emerging

    In this episode, host Madeleine Dore asks: how can we better understand the ebbs and flows we experience in our social lives?

    There are times we might feel open to connections and new friendships, and other times where we feel more closed or our social battery runs low.

    Taking lessons from lobsters and seasons, to a year of living as an extrovert, this episode explores how we can honour both sides in ourselves and be there for others. 

    To read a summary and delve deeper into the theme, visit  www.asociallifewithfriends.com and become a paid supporter of the podcast.

    Guests include:


    Mari Andrew
    Katherine May
    Jessica Pan 

    Stay in the loop:


    Sign up here for the companion newsletter "A social life, with friends"
    Support the podcast and find bonus materials at www.asociallifewithfriends.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you like to listen

    This podcast is created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore

    Are you looking for my previous podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts or wherever you like to listen to your favourite podcasts by searching "Routines & Ruts"
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com

    • 26 min
    On living well with other people

    On living well with other people

    In this episode, host Madeleine Dore asks how can we live well with other people?

    With a global affordable housing crisis, there might not be easy solutions, but there are creative ones.

    For inspiration, this episode features a group of people in their 60s, 70s and now 80s who bought a house and retired together; the ins and outs of coliving in a warehouse in London; and a story of a 30-year-old moving in with a 90-year-old. 

    To read a summary and delve deeper into the theme, visit  www.asociallifewithfriends.com and become a paid supporter of the podcast.

    Guests include:


    Yoga teacher and one of The Shedders, Eve Grzybowski 
    Food writer and supper club host Rosie Kellett
    Viraaj and Anthea

    Stay in the loop:


    Sign up here for the companion newsletter "A social life, with friends"
    Support the podcast and find bonus materials at www.asociallifewithfriends.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you like to listen

    This podcast is created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore

    Are you looking for my previous podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts or wherever you like to listen to your favourite podcasts by searching "Routines & Ruts"
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com

    • 26 min
    On reframing people-pleasing

    On reframing people-pleasing

    In this episode, host Madeleine Dore asks how can we reframe people-pleasing and be okay with disappointing others?

    To read a summary and delve deeper into the theme, visit  www.asociallifewithfriends.com and become a paid supporter of the podcast.

    Guests include:


    Author and artist Natalie Lue
    Author and writer Holly Whitaker

    Stay in the loop:


    Sign up here for the companion newsletter "A social life, with friends"
    Support the podcast and find bonus materials at www.asociallifewithfriends.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you like to listen

    This podcast is created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore

    Are you looking for my previous podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts or wherever you like to listen to your favourite podcasts by searching "Routines & Ruts"
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com

    • 27 min
    On making resolutions for your social life

    On making resolutions for your social life

    In this episode, host Madeleine Dore asks what if instead of making resolutions tethered to an ideal, we made resolutions that prioritised deeper connections?

    To read all twelve resolutions along with episode notes, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com and become a paid supporter of the podcast and receive bonus material. 

    Guests include:


    Author and journalist Anne Helen Peterson
    Host of The Healthy Hustlers podcast Madelyn Carafa
    Author and writer Jess Pan
    Friendship expert Kat Vellos
    Author and artist Natalie Lue
    Author and coach Michael Bungay Stanier
    Yoga teacher Eve Grzybowski 
    Psychologist Chris Cheers

    Stay in the loop:


    Sign up to the companion newsletter "A social life, with friends"
    Support the podcast and find bonus materials at www.asociallifewithfriends.com
    If you enjoyed the episode, leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you like to listen

    This podcast is created, produced and hosted by Madeleine Dore

    Are you looking for my previous podcast, Routines & Ruts? You can visit the full archive of episodes at extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast or find on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts or wherever you like to listen to your favourite podcasts by searching "Routines & Ruts"
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.asociallifewithfriends.com

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Mortez89 ,

Great helpful insights, with a beautiful calming voice!

Enjoy listening to the conversation Madeleine is having with different people and they’re quite interesting and insightful which has made me rethink the way I approach maintaining and creating friendships and relationships in general.

Georgiaoconnor1988 ,

The podcast I didn’t know I needed

Feeling a little wobbly socially after some major life changes and covid, this podcast has helped me feel excited about broadening my social horizons. It has practical tips, great insights, and is delivered artfully. I have been so engaged the whole way through. It’s also alleviated a lot of my anxiety re venturing into new social situations and is helping me become more confident. More than that, it’s just a great entertaining listen. Highly recommended.

Chanman Syd ,

A social life with friends - what every friend needs to hear

I have been listening to Madeline’s podcasts for the last 5 years. I find each podcast episode refreshing with creative flair and thoughtful composition. With quotes and anecdotes from other writers to support her ideas - I find them very entertaining and reflective. While some previous episodes and seasons may have gone for a tad too long, the more recent episodes are quiet punchy and well timed.

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