A podcast about the loved ones we’re attached to and the good, the bad, and the ugly advice about those relationships that maybe we shouldn’t be attached to. We here at Attached want to share ways to enhance your relationships and debunk bad relationship advice using science.
Season 3 Ep 2: Bling Empire & The Gift of Gab
First up in Poppin' Culture we talk about toxic relationships and triangles in Netflix’s Bling Empire - and that friends interfering in these relationships can inadvertently push them to continue. Next up, we do a very fun deep dive into a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article about the gift of gab, and how we decide to end conversations once they’ve started. A research team out of Harvard (Dr. Adam Mastroianni and Dr. Daniel Gilbert at Harvard, Dr. Gus Gooney at UPenn, and Dr. Timothy Whilson at the University of Virginia) recently found that we actually exit conversations pretty poorly - and we almost never end a conversation when either of us want to! Last up, a Good or Bad Advice segment where we break down signs your partner may be cheating from Worried Lovers.
Season 3 Ep 1: The Labor of Love
Welcome back to Season 3!!! In this episode celebrating Labor Day we discuss different types of Labor. First up in Popping culture we talk about the labor of building relationships with the Reality show F boy Island hosted by Nikki Glaser. Then, in the Academic Deep Dive, we discuss a new article about Labor in the workforce titled, “Occupational Characteristics and Parents’ Childcare Time,” written by Dr. Jennifer Hook at USC, Dr. Leah Ruppaner at the University of Melbourne, and Dr. Lynne Casper (also at USC). Finally, in Good or Bad Advice, we discuss the Labor of delivering a new baby with an article titled, “5 TIps Moms Can Depend on for Introducing Their Child to the New Baby.”
Season 2 Ep 19: Ted Lasso-ing Our Love for Pride and Prejudice
First up in Poppin’ culture we talk about the show Ted Lasso and how he builds relationships via support and compassion. Then in our Academic Deep Dive, we talk about the article “Loving Others: The Impact of Compassionate Love on Later-Life Psychological Well-being,” written by Dr. Eva Kahana and colleagues. Finally, in Good or Bad Advice we talk about the good and the bad about epic scenes in romantic dramas. We cover all of the big scenes that are sure to bring back some nostalgia: Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gable, 10 Things I Hate About You, and MORE
Season 2 Ep 18: Don't Fight With Other Parents, Including Your In-Laws
First, in Poppin’ Culture, we talk about the power of triangulation in the Netflix Series "Behind Her Eyes”. Then, in the Academic Deep Dive we discuss “You Aren’t As Close to My Family As You Think: Discordant Perceptions About In-Laws and Risk of Divorce,” written by Dr. Katherine Fiori and colleagues. Finally, in Good or Bad Advice we shine a positive light on the good things you are doing well as a parent.
Season 2 Ep 17: Pandemic Parenting and Feeling Feelings with Beyoncé
In this episode we discuss Jacob’s favorite break-up songs in Poppin’ Culture. Then in the Academic Deep Dive we talk about the article, “Shifting Inequalities? Parents’ Sleep, Anxiety, and Calm During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia and the United States, ” written by Dr. Leah Ruppanner can colleagues. Finally, in Good or Bad Advice we debate the quality of advice from instagram and tiktok.
Season 2 Ep 16: Confide or Die: Superstore-ing Up on Support
First up, in Poppin’ Culture, we talk about how Superstore demonstrates the impact of a sociodemographic context on relationships. In the the Academic Deep Dive segment, we discuss the article “The Influence of Family and Friend Confidants on Marital Quality in Older Couples, ”written by Drs. Ruixue Zhaoyang and Lynn Martire at Penn State. Recently published in the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. Finally, in Good or Bad Advice we discuss advice from social media.