129 episodes

A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love.

Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers.

If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.

The Love Drive with Shaun Galano‪s‬ Shaun Galanos

    • Relationships
    • 4.9 • 67 Ratings

A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love.

Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers.

If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.

    A Big Life Update from Shaun

    A Big Life Update from Shaun

    Hey there. Here's what's been going on for me these last few months, and what the following months will bring for my life and my podcast.
    Some links that I mention in the episode:
    Most of my links: https://www.shaungalanos.com/hello
    My online courses: https://www.shaungalanos.com/courses
    Support my work: https://www.shaungalanos.com/join
    Ask Shaun a video question: https://bit.ly/askshaunaquestion
    The original Love Drive Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thelovedrive

    • 19 min
    Learning To Love with Nora McInerny

    Learning To Love with Nora McInerny

    Nora McInerny is an author, podcaster, fellow human, and someone who's learned to live and love with grief. She's also someone I admire a lot, and I'm not gotta lie, I fangirl pretty hard around her.
    Today, we're talking about how love is both the most beautiful thing in the world and also awkward, challenging, and complex, and we're all bumbling around trying to figure it out as we go along.
    If you've ever wanted to listen to two exuberant people (with ADHD?) talk about love and relationships, this is your episode.
     What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    Why we overextend and abandon ourselves for love.
    How we figure out relationships by "learning on each other."
    The importance of learning to like yourself before you love yourself.
    Where to find Nora:
    Nora's website
    Follow Nora on Instagram
     
    Resources:
    The Terrible, Thanks For Asking podcast
    Nora's Books
    Ralph's Podcast
    The Hot Young Widows Club
     
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How To Ask For Your Love Language

    How To Ask For Your Love Language

    Love languages are a great tool to learn how to better love others and to let others how they can better love you.
    In this short episode, I'll show you how to make a request for the five love languages. Feel free to adapt these scripts to your situation and make them your own.
    These are only a template to get the conversation started.
    Talking about love languages is an excerpt from my latest course: Getting Your Needs Met: https://thelovedrive.com/getting-your-needs-met/
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.ck.page/signup
     

    • 15 min
    Resolving Relationship Conflict with Shirley Johnson

    Resolving Relationship Conflict with Shirley Johnson

    Shirley Johnson - a licenced marriage and family therapist - shares her knowledge on dealing with conflicts that might come up in relationships. She offers tools on how to avoid the anxiety of confrontation, how to stay connected when we are in disconnection, how to get to the source of the conflict, and how to regulate our nervous system in a state of mind that leads us to conflict resolution.
     
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    The main sources of conflict in couples
    How to normalise talking about sex from early on in your relationships
    The importance of being present in your body during a conflict
     
    Where to find Shirley:
    Shirley’s website
    Follow Shirley on Instagram
     
    Resources:
    Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson
     
     
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    The Love Drive podcast is edited by Camilla Morandi.
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter

    • 48 min
    Pep Talk: Do Nothing

    Pep Talk: Do Nothing

    We're always trying to fix everything, all the time. Sometimes, the thing to do is nothing. Nothing but sit and feel what is coming up. No action item needed.
    Next time you're struggling to figure out what to do, do nothing. 
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter

    • 7 min
    Pep Talk: Love Is Not Enough

    Pep Talk: Love Is Not Enough

    I really wish it were, but healthy relationships require commitment, risk, trust, responsibility, and a shared dream or goal. 
    Love is an important ingredient, but it's not the whole recipe. 
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Jenny-Beansz ,

“You should ask them.”

I stumbled upon Shaun from TikTok and now I have navigated to his insightful podcast. His advice has been valuable to developing and working on yourself, your wants/ needs, understanding your behaviour, anxieties, negative and positive signs that you are blind to, etc. The best part is learning proper language for more effective communication. How to start dialogue and conversation using words or phrasing that better and more accurately depict what you are trying to discuss with your partner. Highly recommend!

Lyndin! ,

Real and reassuring podcast for open and honest communication!

Listening to this podcast has reaffirmed my belief in having those ‘awkward, intense’ conversations and that it’s actually way less awkward to have the convo, than to ignore it. Also opened up my viewpoints on touchy topics that I don’t have a lot of info on and that people don’t openly discuss (non-monogamous relationships).

I find myself starting a lot of conversations with friends with “well there’s this podcast I follow called The Love Drive” 👏

Gabster909 ,

Great starting point!

I love listening to The Love Drive as it provides me a new perspective on relationship. In these episodes I find great prompts to start journaling and I find myself bringing up Shaun’s insights in my therapy sessions. 10/10 would recommend.

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