Alysa Lucas hosts Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits with the goal of starting a movement to love more on our best friends, bros, and bosom buddies through sharing stories of friendship and talking about the most important topics to keeping those friendships afloat.
Friendship Break Ups Pt. 1
Friendship break ups are not widely acknowledged or talked about but are often much more painful than romantic break ups. Understanding the process of a friendship break up is important in being able to lead a happy and healthy life with supportive friends by your side. In the first episode of this multi-episode series, Alysa takes a deep dive into romantic relationship development and how it applies to friendship.
After being inspired by an article in The Atlantic, Alysa explores the idea of what life would be like if friends, instead of romantic relationships, were our focus.
We Were on a Break
Alysa explores the idea that sometimes we need a break from our friends, not a break-up. She discusses why we might need a break and how we can go about making that break happen successfully and with kindness.
Pandemic Impact on Connections with Others
In this episode, Alysa’s Honor student, Kayla, guests to talk about her final thesis project focusing on connections during the global pandemic. We talk about how she developed her project, what she found and what it means, and concludes with recommendations for us navigating our friendships differently because COVID-19.
The Vaccination Phase of Friendship
As we experience the one-year anniversary of the nation shutting down due to the pandemic, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, but there are still new experiences, feelings, and differences to navigate when it comes to vaccinations and friendship.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Alysa’s good friend, Rachel, from Hallmarkies Podcast and Rachel’s Reviews joins her to chat about the 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, and the friendship themes present.
All Things Friendship Related
I love listening to Best Forevers, it is so interesting to hear about so many aspects of friendship. Alysa and sometimes guests discuss friendship origin stories, maintaining friendships, and even the difficulty of realizing when one may have to breakup with a friend. This is always interesting and I'll usually learn something from every episonde.