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Is the cost of love worth it? Join love idiot, actor & author Haley McGee as she talks to a wide range of experts to find out. Equal parts brainy, cathartic and dishy. Season 1 of The Cost of Love begins 10th February.

The Cost of Love with Haley McGee Haley McGee

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Is the cost of love worth it? Join love idiot, actor & author Haley McGee as she talks to a wide range of experts to find out. Equal parts brainy, cathartic and dishy. Season 1 of The Cost of Love begins 10th February.

    The COST of The Cost of Love with Haley & the team

    The COST of The Cost of Love with Haley & the team

    Haley, her real life boyfriend, & the cost of love team get very personal, with a real time cost-benefit analysis of making this podcast.
     
    Haley & Robert discuss the arguments they had writing the jingle together & their opposing views on weddings. Haley chats with producer/editor Maddie & assistant producer Eliza about their stand out moments. Plus we give you the HARD numbers on what this podcast actually cost to make in ££.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    DJs & The Cost of Love with Queer House Party

    DJs & The Cost of Love with Queer House Party

    Born out of economic need in lockdown by three housemates, Queer House Party is an award-winning DJ collective, community platform & queer party that’s accessible, radical, DIY & punk AF. 
     
    QHP co-founders, DJs Nik and Seren (AKA passer and Wacha) let us in on the value of accessible online queer spaces & the ins and outs of how they built a community of thousands in isolation.
     
    They dish on how their relationship has been tested by working & living together. What relentless DJing does to ones love of music. & what to do when our passion projects burn us out.
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Adult Sex Ed & The Cost of Love with Evie Fehilly

    Adult Sex Ed & The Cost of Love with Evie Fehilly

    Sex Educator and award-winning Drag King, Evie Fehilly lets us in on the value of being connected to our own pleasure -- whoever we are and however we identify. 
     
    How can negative relationships with sex become joyful? Why is asking questions about sex so scary, even as a grown up? What is the value of starting conversations on parts of our life shrouded in shame? And when can we laugh about it all?
     
    Evie is a treasure trove of knowledge and insight on sex toys, sex ed and sex clowns. Curious!? Dig in. 
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    'The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale' Book Launch Live Recording

    'The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale' Book Launch Live Recording

    In this bonus episode you'll hear a live recording of Haley's book launch for 'The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale' featuring the most exquisite host, Haley's friend Hannah Maxwell. 
    Action-packed and a lot of fun, Haley reads from the book, Hannah peppers her with questions about it, the floor is opened up for questions from the crowd and finally we hear some amazing stories from out attendees about the cost of love in their lives.
    Truly -- we hear about crazy trips take and stupid money spent in the name of love and the weirdest things from exes that people still have, and Haley gives out some prizes. 
    To buy your copy of 'The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale' in the UK request it from your local bookshop or order here. 
    In Canada, you can wait till it comes out there (Feb 8 2022) or order it from the UK with free shipping from Blackwell's here.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Reality TV & The Cost of Love with Alice Varma

    Reality TV & The Cost of Love with Alice Varma

    Reality TV Producer Alice Varma (First Dates, First Dates Teens, Flirty Dancing) rips the bandaid off on why we love -- or love to hate -- reality TV.
     
    What are the complexities of 'producing' vulnerability for entertainment? How are some of our favourite reality programmes made? What is the dance between truth and drama? Who has the power, and at what cost?
     
    Plus Haley and Alice answer a listener question about whether you should let your lover invest your savings in the stock market.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Therapy & The Cost of Love (Part 2) with Mary Ellen Mahoney

    Therapy & The Cost of Love (Part 2) with Mary Ellen Mahoney

    Why do couples come to therapy? Why do we lose sexual interest in those we love? What techniques can grow intimacy within our relationships? How do we know when it’s time to move on?
     
    Registered Psychotherapist, Mary Ellen Mahoney (Haley's IRL therapist) is a treasure trove of knowledge. Returns to the podcast to share what ingredients make for happy relationships and how therapy can give us the recipe. And delves deep into how we can know what we want and create more conscious relationships.
     
    Plus they dig into you listener questions about love and money, and wow wow wow does Mary Ellen deliver. 
     
    And finally Haley reflects on her own experiences in therapy and what these episodes with Mary Ellen have taught her. 
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Taramarieboland ,

Love, love, love

Funny, heart warming, relatable and insightful! I love this love podcast! It has made think and cry, intellect & emotion are brought together beautifully here!
Thank you Haley & the cost of love team, I have loved listening ❤️💫

Alice Satya ,

Insightful, fascinating, informative podcast!

What a brilliant idea for a podcast! With every episode I end up learning so many new things and I’m always left wanting more. Haley is an excellent host who so clearly makes her guests feel comfortable. There have been multiple episodes where I’ve thought “this is my favourite so far”, but then a new one comes out and I say “wait, no, this one is my favourite!”. Such an interesting and educational podcast with fascinating conversations. Please keep giving us more!!

G.eorg-e ,

#GetTheCostOfLoveToNo1InTheITunesPodcastCharts

Game. Changer. A hilarious podcast that’s also incredibly insightful and accessible (jump in at truly any ep) and all the eps are varied and relevant AND it’s beautifully produced all the while being independent?!?!?

Haley is a dream of a host - books great guests - and most of all asks great questions that get great answers out of them. Like you can just tell that Haley makes the guests feel comfortable which allows them to open up.

The best society and culture podcast there is - needs to be top of the charts + picked up by a network (...I’m guessing that’s how the podcast industry works?) yesterday

(Also I’m feeling guilty coz I left a rating a while back but was listening to Ep.5 and panicked cos maybe the algorithm listens to reviews more than it does ratings!!!)

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