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.
TELL US - Ways you’ve saved cash, ways you’ve blown cash
What’s left of your weekly budget after you go out to drinks with friends, snap up some snazzy gym gear, pay off the loan on your car, buy a gift for your colleague going on maternity leave and invite a bunch of friends over for dinner?
That’s right, The Pineapple Project is BACK to help you with your spending. Those small ticket items of life that really add up.
We want to hear from you about your money habits good and bad. Head to the Pineapple Project website or email us at email@example.com.
Oh, and while you’re here, why don’t you meet our new host!
S5 05 | A little less lonely
An astonishing among of Australians are lonely, and it's not who you think. In this special live show, we hear from loneliness expert Dr Michelle Lim, meet Vicky Jacobs who forged connection in the most wonderful way, and get a lesson in cancel culture from comedian Kirsty Webeck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am loving this! Funny, quirky, well researched, interesting, relevant and tackling important issues! Thank you Jan Fran! Bravo!
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This is the perfect example of a balanced podcast. Funny, informative and thought provoking, all while presenting actually implementable guidance about finance and life while being enjoyable to listen to all at the same time. Masterful. Do your self a favour and subscribe ASAP