27 episodes

Mate. is a twenty-first century lifestyle podcast hosted by two mates, Sofie and Lara. The podcast covers topics such as careers, sex, social media, failures and relationships to travel and reading recommendations. The podcast is in essence, anything you might find on two female friends’ WhatsApp conversation.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 59 Ratings

Mate. is a twenty-first century lifestyle podcast hosted by two mates, Sofie and Lara. The podcast covers topics such as careers, sex, social media, failures and relationships to travel and reading recommendations. The podcast is in essence, anything you might find on two female friends’ WhatsApp conversation.

    Series 3 - Episode 6 on All Things Sex Related

    Series 3 - Episode 6 on All Things Sex Related

    On this weeks episode we are discussing all things sex related!
    We will be bringing you the best of our usual tv, book, podcast and reading recommendations but our article picks this week will discuss the sex education curriculum, sexual shaming and how it feels to discuss sex in the public sphere. We also give you our top un-simulated sex movies and lots of raunchy reading material for lockdown!
    We answer our listeners question this week, on how to reintroduce yourself to sex with a new partner if you’re newly single and have been in lockdown for 9 weeks. Plus our top sexy literature and audio book picks for omg mate you’d love this week. 
    Enjoy yourselves x
     
    If you have an Ask Mate question then please email us:
    mate.podcast@gmail.com
    Instagram: @mate.podcast 
    Twitter: @mate_podcast
     
    Featured:
    Books:
    Such A Fun Age - Kiley Reid
    Fleishman Is In Trouble – Taffy Brodesser-Akner
    Exciting Times – Naoise Dolan
    My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell
     
    Tv: 
    Little Drummer Girl – BBC Iplayer
    Hollywood – Netflix
    Dead To Me – Netflix
    Big Flower Fight – Netflix
    Twin – BBC Iplayer
    Afterlife – Netflix
     
    Film:
    The Falling
    Other:
    Hay Festival
    Giz ‘n Greens Instagram
    Prets’ Instagram
    Podcast:
    The V Word
    Helena Bonham Carter on Louis Theroux’s Grounded
    Ganni Talks
    Daisy Edgar Jones on Elizabeth Days’ How To Fail 
     Articles:
    How To Re-Educate Yourself On Sex & Pleasure As An Adult – The Good Trade
    Dutch Officials Are Urging People To Find A Sex Buddy For Lockdown – Dazed & Confused
    31 Movies Where The Actors Have Actual Sex – Marie Claire
    Omg Mate You’d Love:
     Dipsea App
    Vitamin C Superdose
    The Plant Magazine
    Par Femme
    Nigel Slaters Greenfeast Cookbook
    Edition 94 Candles
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Series 3 - Episode 5 on Normal People and Coping in Isolation.

    Series 3 - Episode 5 on Normal People and Coping in Isolation.

    On this weeks episode, we discuss all of our usual reading, film, food and podcast recommendations, as well as the gorgeous TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ and the necessity of having nuanced and complex young adults on our screen. We also chat about Raven Smiths’ article on the gender disparity within heterosexual households when it comes to housework and chores. 

    We answer this weeks listeners question on Ask Mate with advice on how to cope living within close proximity to family members, a partner or housemates. We share some tips on how to maintain a harmonious household and keep your space. 

    Finally, we round off with an OMG MATE YOU’D LOVE Indepdent Special giving a shoutout to all of our favourite London, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based wine & food indies that we have been ordering from and that you should try and support!  


    If you have an Ask Mate question then please email us:
    mate.podcast@gmail.com
    Instagram: @mate.podcast Twitter: @mate_podcast
    FEATURED:

    The Bold Type – Amazon Prime
    https://www.amazon.com/The-Bold-Type-Season-4/dp/B083ZMQVZZ 
    Normal People – BBC Iplayer
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p089g8rs/normal-people
    Yoga with Adriene
    https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene 
    How Normal People Does Sex So Good – Vulture.com
    https://www.vulture.com/2020/04/normal-people-good-sex-scenes.html
    Phantom Thread - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80195447
    Sweet Sorrow – David Nicholls
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/08/sweet-sorrow-david-nicholls-review
    Chloe Sevigny – The Cut
    https://www.thecut.com/2020/04/chloe-sevigny-in-her-lonely-city.html
    Fosse/Verdon – BBC Iplayer
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m00077ck/fosseverdon
    Run – Sky Atlantic https://www.sky.com/watch/run
    Louis Theroux ‘Grounded’ – BBC Sounds
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p089sfrz
    Cool Dead Women – Podcast - http://www.cooldeadwomen.com/
    Jess Walter – Beautiful Ruins
    Cherry Picks - https://www.thecherrypicks.com/
    Raven Smith Guide to ‘Gaying Up’ Your Marriage – The Times
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/raven-smiths-guide-to-gaying-up-your-marriage-lv59nbjfj
    Low Intervention https://lowintervention.com/
    Wayward Wines https://waywardwines.co.uk/
    Newcomer Wines https://www.newcomerwines.com/
    Parlour https://parlourkensal.com/
    Furanxo https://www.furanxo.com/
    Trove https://www.trovefoods.co.uk/
    Bunch https://www.bunchwinebar.co.uk/

    • 57 min
    Series 3 - Episode 4 on Books, Tv, Film and Livin La Vida Lockdown!

    Series 3 - Episode 4 on Books, Tv, Film and Livin La Vida Lockdown!

    So a lot has changed since our last episode. We are now mid way through week 4 of lockdown during a global pandemic - but hey, even though we're apart we're going to be bringing you the best of mate. as usual and hopefully add a little cheer to your week!

    True to form and with even more time on our hands, this weeks episode features a collection of everything we've been enjoying throughout lockdown. We share our must-read books, binge worthy series, favourite films and magazine articles. We've also got some great foodie tips and recommendations. We also share how we're both adapting to our new solitary lifestyle.

    Now, more than ever, we would love to hear from you, so please share with us your lockdown stories and send us any questions you may have for the both of us. We would love to answer them during the next episode.

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    • 59 min
    Series 3 - Episode 3 on Can Men & Women Just Be Friends and Why Millennials Never Leave Their Apartment.

    Series 3 - Episode 3 on Can Men & Women Just Be Friends and Why Millennials Never Leave Their Apartment.

    On this weeks episode we are bringing you the best of what we have been up to this past week, including Sofie's top Copenhagen picks. More importantly, we discuss whether men and women can ever actually be just friends or does one person always seem to want more? We also chat about a recent study which reveals why millennials are opting for a quiet night in over a wild night out.

    Our Ask Mate question this week is for our favourite go-to recipes and where would we choose for the perfect city break.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Series 3 - Episode 2 on The Art-throb Man, What Our Stuff Says About Us and Friendship Incompatibility.

    Series 3 - Episode 2 on The Art-throb Man, What Our Stuff Says About Us and Friendship Incompatibility.

    On this weeks episode we discuss how the likes of Timothée Chalamet and Harry Styles are ushering in a new wave of masculinity, with both experimental fashion and 'soft boy' PDA's - and how we as a culture, are welcoming the change. We also discuss an article from Man Repeller which dissects our need for 'stuff' and what exactly does our stuff say about us? Whether it be materialist stuff, stuff which comforts us or our clothing.

    On mate to mate this week, we answer one listeners question about how to deal with friendship incompatibilities - maybe when you don't feel up to doing what all of your friends are doing and how to step away from situations where you don't feel comfortable whilst remaining non-judgemental or feeling like a party pooper.

    As of our next episode, mate to mate will be changing slightly to our newly updated segment ASK MATE! where you can write to us with a question of any kind, whether it be
    emotional support, friendship or romantic advice or whether you just want to know what our top 5 city breaks or restaurants are, ask us how we spend our days off, what do our careers look like day-to-day? What is our favourite snack, cereal homeware brand? You can ask mate literally anything!

    If you have an Ask Mate question then please email us:
     
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    • 52 min
    Series 3 - Episode 1 on Books, Podcast, TV & Film.

    Series 3 - Episode 1 on Books, Podcast, TV & Film.

    Hey there you, happy 2020 and welcome back to a brand new Series 3!

    On this weeks episode we will be bringing you the best of our book, podcast, tv, film and travel recommendations and revealing everything we have been up to during the seasonal break. Plus, we have been busy creating a wonderful new Mate. newsletter which will arrive in your inboxes every fortnight packed full of the shows recommendations, meaning you never miss a thing!

    If you have a mate to mate question then please email us:
     
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

theorytestpassedxoxo ,

Favourite podcast - just want more!

I love this pod and I’m severely lacking it in my life currently. I’m always looking back to see if there are new episodes out. Sofie and Lara are wonderful and I live by all their recommendations 🍝🎬📚 Please give us more!!! 💕

Allanah m ,

Absolute fave ✨

The most lighthearted yet informative podcast. You can tell Sofie and Lara are so genuine and they give the best recommendations and advice. I look forward to this podcast the most.

emxg94 ,

A fave ✨

Love the podcast & the recommendations are always spot on! especially the section on good articles to read, they’re always varied and interesting. The only little bit of constructive feedback is that one host talks over the other sometimes, so it can be tricky to hear properly what you’re both saying! 💕

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