15 episodes

The Breaking Point is a podcast in which regular people tell the stories of their most significant breakups and heartbreaks.

Breakups and heartbreaks are pivotal moments in our lives that we can all relate to. They shape and define us in ways we don't always fully comprehend. The Breaking Point reflects on the impact those events have on our lives.

More information: www.thebreakingpointpodcast.com

The Breaking Point podcast Julien Manuguerra-Patten

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

The Breaking Point is a podcast in which regular people tell the stories of their most significant breakups and heartbreaks.

Breakups and heartbreaks are pivotal moments in our lives that we can all relate to. They shape and define us in ways we don't always fully comprehend. The Breaking Point reflects on the impact those events have on our lives.

More information: www.thebreakingpointpodcast.com

    Season 3 - Episode 2 - Katherine

    Season 3 - Episode 2 - Katherine

    In the galaxy of relationships, in all the different shapes and forms they can take, long distance ones are among the trickiest.
    Today, Katherine is telling us about her experience, between Canada and France, with one big ocean - and one big promise - in the middle.

    • 41 min
    Season 3 - Episode 1 - Sarah

    Season 3 - Episode 1 - Sarah

    Welcome back to The Breaking Point Podcast. In this episode, we listen to the story of Sarah.

    You’ll probably notice that her story today is probably less about a breaking point rather than years and years of painful erosion. It is the slow, silent, invisible from the outside, death by a thousand papercuts type of suffering we’re about to hear and it is totally heartbreaking. I know that it is a story that a lot of you, us, can relate to. Because it is the story of a lot of women, our sisters, our daughters, our mums. Our wives? Women who disappeared into a life they just couldn’t push away. Women who were controlled, smothered.

    Survivors.

    If you want to tell you story, please write to us: thebreakingpointpodcast@gmail.com

    Next episode will be released in a few weeks but can't really say when exactly. 

    Thank you!

    • 49 min
    Season 3 announcement

    Season 3 announcement

    Hi everyone,

    I haven’t been in touch in a while and I wanted to give you a quick update on what’s happening with the Breaking Point podcast. It’s been three years now since the last episode and while producing this program has been immensely rewarding and important to me, I had to take some time off – I just needed to become a parent; twice, actually.

    Anyway I am now looking for new people to interview which means that in a few weeks time, we will be returning with a brand new season of the podcast.

    One thing I would like to achieve, and I need your help for that, is to gather as many diverse stories as possible. When I say diverse I mean diverse in terms of gender, sexual orientations, race, social context… We all have to go through difficult breakups, and it is important to me to try my hardest to hear and present a large panel of perspectives and experiences.

    I will never insist on that point enough, there’s great value in every story – sharing your experience, however painful it was, can truly make a difference, have an impact on you and others. It’s about creating empathy, it’s about connection… It’s about getting rid of the stigma a heartbreak can cause, or the shame. Someone out there can be listening to your story and get the extra boost they need to maybe get out of a toxic relationship – how important, how huge this can be!  Someone very lonely, in a lot of pain because of a heartbreak, can hear a story they can relate to and suddenly there’s a glimmer of hope…

    It’s a bit like the butterfly effect, small things can have huge consequences.

    So if you have a story to tell or if you know a friend who has a story to tell, please get in touch, I want to hear from you. It’s only a couple of hours or your time, but for a massive, massive contribution.

    Two ways to reach out: first by email, wrote me a quick note to thebreakingpointpodcast@gmail.com. Or you can find us on twitter as well : @bppodcastoff.

    This current situation, with the global pandemic, the lockdowns, the travel bans, all this must have been very significant factors in the deterioration of some relationships, leading to breakups potentially. If you’ve been in a relationship that’s been impacted by the circumstances caused by COVID, please get in touch.

    One more thing about sharing your story – you can remain totally anonymous and change names, places, even your voice if you wish to. There’s no judgement here and I am only interested in the uniqueness of your story, not in the sensational or shocking details of it. I will never push for more if you wish to keep bits to yourself for whatever reasons. It is your story.

    So season three is coming soon, it took a bit longer than expected but it’s on its way. We’ll be back in a few weeks.

    • 4 min
    Season 2 Episode 6 – Samuel

    Season 2 Episode 6 – Samuel

    In this last episode of season 2, we talk about first times, uniqueness and being kind to ourselves. Samuel met Ronan at 17 and after a first date in the cold November in Glasgow, he embarked in his very first emotional adventure. Every single thing was new to him, and over the following two years,…

    • 33 min
    Season 2 Episode 5 – Abi

    Season 2 Episode 5 – Abi

    In this episode, we question why we are or are not in relationships, social pressure, and where to set our limits. Abi met Scott when she was only 19 and he was her first real boyfriend. Very quickly though, he proved to be a difficult person to be with because of his jealousy and abusive…

    • 37 min
    Season 2 – Episode 4 – Louise (2/2)

    Season 2 – Episode 4 – Louise (2/2)

    This is the second part of Louise’s story, in which we talk about perspective, being cheated by love and things we can’t fix on our own. Once again, some listeners might find certain parts of this interview upsetting. Share that episode on social media and please rate the podcast on iTunes.  Twitter: @bppodcastoff

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Nic123543 ,

So glad it’s back

One of my absolute favourite podcasts! So raw, laid bare and honest. It’s such a privilege to listen to people’s stories. I am so glad it’s back for a third series. Truly Beautiful work! Thank you!

fififioona ,

Breaking Point

I absolutely love this show. Really thought provoking, because you reflect on your own break up experiences while listening to these diverse stories.

Clars ,

Compelling stuff

I was not sure about this series at first, but it has proved to be compelling listening. In each story, there are elements that you can identify in yourself and in your own breakups. You get the feeling when listening that you have got to the heart of the matter (excuse the pun) but perhaps that you, the listener, are also only scratching the surface of the story...which keeps me tuning in for the next episode. In my view, this is what makes a great podcast for the listener, but surely also makes Julien a great counsellor for the interviewee. And his accent doesn't hurt either! Check it out.