53 episodes

Remember the time you thought "yay!" when someone cancelled on you? When we all joked about being too busy and wanting to stay indoors and do nothing? Then, the world changed almost overnight. Now, we're socially isolating, distancing ourselves, and longing to connect. If deep human connection is critical to our survival, what do we do now? Join Walkley-award winning journo Jan Fran - from her bedroom - for this special series on how to find community and connection amidst coronavirus.

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    • 4.6, 1.8K Ratings

Remember the time you thought "yay!" when someone cancelled on you? When we all joked about being too busy and wanting to stay indoors and do nothing? Then, the world changed almost overnight. Now, we're socially isolating, distancing ourselves, and longing to connect. If deep human connection is critical to our survival, what do we do now? Join Walkley-award winning journo Jan Fran - from her bedroom - for this special series on how to find community and connection amidst coronavirus.

    S5 04 | The life changing benefits of hobbies

    S5 04 | The life changing benefits of hobbies

    Good news for introverts: connection doesn't always have to be with people, it can be with things! And those things have a name; hobbies. Jan Fran rediscovers the humble pleasure of doing things for the sheer joy of doing it, learns the mental benefits of being crap at something, and connects with a long lost childhood pastime.

    • 31 min
    S5 03 | I screen, you screen, we all screen

    S5 03 | I screen, you screen, we all screen

    It’s the thing that promises to connect us more than anything; the wonderful majestical phone! But it’s not all good news. Jan Fran learns about a tiny but insidious phone habit that can destroy relationships, and meets an influencer whose enormous online following left her feeling empty. So, is there a way to have a good relationship with our phones? Yes. And it doesn’t involve a detox.

    • 24 min
    S5 02 | Howdy, neighbour

    S5 02 | Howdy, neighbour

    Who are the people in your neighbourhood? A staggering amount of Australians don’t know. But turns out, sticking your head over the fence is hugely beneficial. Jan Fran tracks down social psychologist Hugh Mackay for a lesson in how to be a good neighbour, and we meet people whose connection with their street was life-changing. And after three years of ignoring her neighbours, Jan is convinced to channel her inner Ned Flanders and reach out to the people closest (in proximity) to her.

    • 32 min
    S5 01 | The holy grail of connection

    S5 01 | The holy grail of connection

    If you are going to futureproof yourself against some s****y things, there's one thing you need to invest in. It's not money, or the share market, or burying a stash of canned goods and three-ply. It's much, much closer to home. Jan uncovers a key finding from the world's largest study on happiness, and a relationship counsellor gives advice on how to handle tension at home.

    • 28 min
    S5 00 | INTRODUCING: The C Word

    S5 00 | INTRODUCING: The C Word

    Remember the time you thought "yay!" when someone cancelled on you? When we all joked about being too busy and wanting to stay indoors and do nothing? Now, we're socially isolating, distancing ourselves, and longing to connect. If deep human connection is critical to our survival, what do we do now? Join Jan Fran — from her bedroom — for this special series on how to find community and connection amidst coronavirus.

    • 6 min
    S4 08 | Let's talk about death, baby

    S4 08 | Let's talk about death, baby

    It's the last episode and yeah, we reckon we've gotten pretty good at planning for this whole death malarkey. But, as Jan realises when she tries to talk to her sister about her own wishes, the people who love you can get a bit funny when you ambush them to talk about your inevitable death.

    We'll learn what it's like having those tricky conversations when the 'hypothetical' side of it all is removed and you're really looking at an imminent death; and Dr Ursula Sanson-Daly gives us a masterclass on having hard convos about death with the people who matter.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Soumya Indurti ,

Life in joyous episodes

This podcast seems to be the perfect mix between life lessons, humour, guest speakers with great examples and lovely background music. Thanks for the storytelling Jan, you’re making life joyous!

Xbox Legeond ,

Awesome listen

Good to hear love the banter

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Love it

Just what I needed really.

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