51 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 1.7K 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 | 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 E1 | The holy grail of connection

    S5 E1 | 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
    S4 | 07 Death in the workplace

    S4 | 07 Death in the workplace

    How do you balance the death of someone close to you with going into work? Can you show emotion? What if a colleague loses someone? Is it okay to talk about it? And what are your leave rights?

    Butcher Leanne tells the story about a customer literally dying to make a point about lamb chops. Indigenous comedian and actor Steven Oliver talks about taking time off work for funerals. TED Talker Michelle Knox discusses how her own dad's death led to a more supportive culture in her office.

    Plus — what NOT to say to a colleague (e.g. "at least (anythin')!" is not advised.

    • 26 min
    S4 | 06 Social media – your life and death in likes

    S4 | 06 Social media – your life and death in likes

    You might have died, but your fb profile hasn't. Our online selves live on after we’ve died, so what are the big decisions we need to make about social media before we face death?

    Tech journalist Claire Reilly talks us through the digital breadcrumbs of Tinder, Twitter, Tumbler, Bumble, Hinge, Facebook, Grindr and Insty that form the digital sandwich of your afterlife — and how to handle it now so your family won’t get a huge shock when they peer into your DM’s post-mortem.

    Wait, can they do that? ...

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Tom Anear ,

Excellent podcast!

Jan Fran (praise be) said I had to or terrible things would happen.

Beefcake... ,

In my top 3!

I LOVE this podcast! Every season has been so insightful and I’ve learned things I had never considered before. It helped me take charge of unthought of aspects in my life, in particular the money and death seasons. And I love both hosts, they’ve made these (sometimes awkward) topics enjoyable! I can’t wait for the next season- what ever it may bring!

Pommiegirl70 ,

Great series

Started at the beginning with no idea of where it would take me. Bite size episodes that have proved to be informative and practical. Obviously not every episode will apply to me, but still interesting to listen to and hear of others lives and experiences.

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