Looking to add a new number to your speed dial? Meet Nadine and Tarini. These best friends love talking on the phone to each other and are taking their conversation OTP to IRL. From pop culture to health and wellness to dating, follow their friendship as they navigate adulthood one candid conversation at a time. Subscribe now wherever you like to listen to your podcasts and stay connected through Instagram by following @ykwim.pod.
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Doug, There's People That Are Dying
Tbt to when Nadine and Tarini thought this pandemic would end “and once it’s over, we’ll wish we’d made better use of this time”. Over a year into the pandemic, and with the situation seemingly only getting worse worldwide, the only thing that’s becoming abundantly clear is that there is no longer a time in our lives that won’t be impacted by the pandemic. In fact, this pandemic has highlighted how society and societal institutions continue to fail communities most marginalized and that world leaders are not leading their countries with success. The devil works hard, but capitalism works harder. And that’s proven to be true even a worldwide pandemic. On this week’s episode, Tarini and Nadine discuss the global vaccine supply shortages, smear campaigns against different brands, and what the divide between who does and doesn’t have access to safe vaccination actually means. Unfortunately this pandemic won’t end until we learn to support those most vulnerable to economic and social downfall and the sooner we learn that, the better it will be for all of us. Until then, stay safe, stay home, and do what you can to stay sane! If that includes YKWIM, listen on all major streaming platforms and follow along on Instagram @ykwim.pod and on YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast.
Are You Still Watching Ginny & Georgia?
Everyone’s been talking about Ginny and Georgia, namely Taylor Swift. After calling out the show and Netflix for a joke made against her in bad taste, instead of the show being held accountable, it instead got all the publicity it needed. As they say, no attention is bad attention. So on this week’s episode, Nadine and Tarini watched Ginny and Georgia and they have some thoughts (when do they not). This is an extra special episode because it’s the first time (!!!!!) that Nadine has actually watched, in its entirety, a show Tarini has told her to - that alone is worthy of an episode. Ginny and Georgia is about the relationship between a mom and daughter, and their experience in a new town called Wellsbury. From relationships to murder to destigmatizing mental health and women’s sexuality, this show literally tries to do it all - a jack of all trades but a master of none is how Tarini would sum it up in a sentence. Some things it does well, some things it misses the mark on, but what’s for sure is that it’s a Netflix algorithm hit. Listen to this episode if you’ve watched the show or if you’re wondering whether you should and looking for something new to start during the third (!!!!!!!) lockdown in Ontario. Don’t forget to keep up with all things YKWIM on Instagram @ykwim.pod, YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast, and to listen wherever you stream your podcasts.
No Uterus, No Opinion
This week’s episode brings a special guest to YKWIM! Meet Haniya - a second year resident physician in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology program at the University of Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from McMaster University and a Master of Science in Systems Leadership and Innovation from the University of Toronto, which she completed as a LEAD Scholar. In her off time, she teaches a part-time introductory course on the fundamentals of global health at McMaster University, and indulges in new ice-creams spots, short and long walks, and the latest Netflix shows.
Anyone who has ever listened to one of Nadine and Tarini’s conversations knows they love to talk about everything health and wellness. But with so much information (and so many opinions) that women are constantly bombarded with, it’s not always to tell fact from fiction. That’s why Haniya is here to chat with Tarini and Nadine about women’s health as it relates to women today. From contemporary issues (do women in their twenties need to worry about freezing their eggs?) to old wives tales (cranberry juice cures UTIs!), they discuss it all. The health care world is an important space in which, like many others, women’s specific needs are not always acknowledged. Health equity remains a big challenge that this episode touches upon, and especially how the pandemic has exacerbated the need to focus on women’s health - now more than ever. Listen on all major streaming platforms, follow YKWIM on Instagram @YKWIM.POD, or watch on YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast.
Girls Will Be Girls
March is International Women’s History Month and this past Monday we celebrated International Women’s Day. The fight for women’s equality is a definitely nothing new. It’s a tale as old as Adam and Eve - and, in fact, this week’s episode discusses just that. The oppression of women dates back to the beginning of seemingly all religion and is woven deeply in all societal institutions - no one and nothing is immune. From politics to everyday interactions, women are constantly having to fight for a way to the top - and then it’s another fight to actually get to the top. Forget the top, it’s a battle to get anywhere - figuratively and literally. Whether it’s catcalling or the systemic disenfranchisement of women, join Tarini and Nadine as they discuss the importance of this day and month, and what it means to them as women with intersectional identities. The good news? Because the ill treatment of women goes so far and so deep, finding ways to support women is easier and more accessible than ever. Support women artists, shop from stores owned by women, and if nothing else, speak up in front of your friends, family, peers, and coworkers when you hear something that’s not right. Let’s all start holding each other accountable and start paying women (literally and figuratively) what they’re owed. Follow along on Instagram @ykwim.pod, watch on YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast, and stream wherever you like to catch up on your podcasts
Tell Me About Myself
The truest form of self care is learning more about yourself - and we all know how much YKWIM loves self care. There are a million tests you can take online (the Myers-Briggs, Enneagram type, to name a few) that we take the easy route by letting these online quizzes tell us about ourselves instead of figuring it out on our own. This week’s episode was supposed to be about love languages - another quiz you can take online, but what is more important than loving yourself? This week, Nadine and Tarini discuss how hard the pandemic has been (surprise surprise) and how the need for self care is more important now than ever. Taking quizzes are super fun (it’s literally what Buzzfeed has built its following upon) but relying on them can actually be detrimental towards our actual process of ~self discovery~. We’re constantly changing, growing, and reacting to the events around us (like the pandemic!!!) that impact us in ways we only understand by truly being connected to ourselves. Take this as a sign to do something for, and become closer with, yourself. Listen on all major streaming platforms and follow on Instagram @ykwim.pod or watch on YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast.
Catch Feelings Not Flights
... at least during a pandemic. But it seems like everyone’s sticking to the original version because every time we log on to Instagram, there is without a doubt a new person flying to Mexico (Ted Cruz, Ontario finance minister, that girl from your highschool who thinks she’s an influencer, actual influencers) - the list goes on. On this week’s episode, Nadine and Tarini discuss the two kinds of vacationers during the pandemic - the one who thinks they’re in an ad for itravel2000 and those who enter the witness protection program before boarding their flight. But on a serious note, this pandemic has hit those with structural and societal inequities stacked against them the most. While those communities fight for basic rights like food, shelter, and safety for themselves and their families, it seems a little tone deaf to be travelling to “take a break” from the pandemic. No doubt it’s been hard on everyone in many different ways, but putting yourself (and others!) in covid’s line of sight is definitely not helping anyone. So as the Ontario government concisely put it: we’re opening the economy but STAY AT HOME but the mall is open but STAY AT HOME but restaurants are open but STAY AT HOME. Want more YKWIM? Follow us on Instagram @ykwim.pod, on YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast, and on your favourite streaming platform.