23 episodes

There's a friendship crisis in America. Friendships are one of the key indicators of happiness...and we're lonelier than ever. A Circle is Round is all about adult friendship: how to make new friends, nurture the ones you have, and feel connected in this modern world. Hosted by Julia Toro and Steph Douglass, 2 women in their 30s who are searching for something more.

A Circle is Round Julia Toro

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There's a friendship crisis in America. Friendships are one of the key indicators of happiness...and we're lonelier than ever. A Circle is Round is all about adult friendship: how to make new friends, nurture the ones you have, and feel connected in this modern world. Hosted by Julia Toro and Steph Douglass, 2 women in their 30s who are searching for something more.

    Ep. 23 - How to Stay Friends for Decades with Nancy Lopez

    Ep. 23 - How to Stay Friends for Decades with Nancy Lopez

    Do you want your friendships to last longer? Have you drifted apart from good friends? Steph and Julia interview Steph's long time Bestie, Nancy Lopez about how to really make friendships stick.



    In this ep we cover:


    Steph + Nancy the origin story [spoiler: imagine them as little 10 year olds!!]
    When they knew they'd be friends forever
    What makes a quality and long term friendship
    Steph hits "cliche saying" bingo

    • 44 min
    Ep. 22 - Mango Margaritas, College, and Read Receipts

    Ep. 22 - Mango Margaritas, College, and Read Receipts

    Do you ever order cocktails and not like them? What are your thoughts on college? Do you have read receipts turned on?

    Steph & Julia discuss our cocktail strategy, our thoughts on education & dating, and how we approach read receipts.

    In this episode, we cover:


    Real-time friend feedback
    Our non-cute dinner series
    The nuances of Drake lyrics
    Establishments with "Factory" in the name
    Dating with education requirements
    How trust & read receipts are directly related

    • 34 min
    Ep. 21 - Are We Too Busy?

    Ep. 21 - Are We Too Busy?

    Do you wish you could be more spontaneous — but your schedule is too full? Why is scheduling things with friends so hard these days?

    Julia & Steph discuss how to not to get bogged down by plans, actually get things on the cal, and also be more spontaneous.

    In this episode, we cover:


    Our group trip recap
    Which types of restaurants are best for groups
    Scheduling with friends
    Planned spontaneity
    A new app idea that you're not allowed to steal

    • 44 min
    Ep. 20 - How to Actually Feel Connected

    Ep. 20 - How to Actually Feel Connected

    Do you hang out with a bunch of people but don't necessarily FEEL connected? What is it that makes us feel connected?

    Steph & Julia discuss what makes them feel connected, their own connection styles, and why being present is the key to having fun

    In this episode, we cover:


    Chelsea Handler's pool parties
    Being present and what it really means
    How to feel more connected in conversation
    How to have more fun in group settings
    Different connection styles

    • 44 min
    Ep. 19 - THE GROUP TRIP

    Ep. 19 - THE GROUP TRIP

    Do you know how to have fun on group trips? Do you wish you were better at planning them? Do you want to go on MORE group trips?

    Steph & Julia discuss the art of the group trip, how to plan/attend the best ones, and how to be more intentional about group trips in general.

    In this episode, we cover:


    Swingers vs. Poly
    How to be a great group trip attendee
    How to be a great group trip planner
    The best mindset to have for group trips
    Why we can't let bachelor/bachelorettes be the only group trips we go on

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 18 - Is Platonic Male Friendship a Myth?

    Ep. 18 - Is Platonic Male Friendship a Myth?

    Can you ever really be *just* friends with a person of the gender you're attracted to?

    Steph & Julia answer a listener question about platonic male friendship, the nuances involved if you're in a relationship, and whether or not we think it's real.

    In this episode, we cover:


    Whether platonic male friendship is possible as straight women
    New platonic male friends vs. ones you had before your relationship
    What friendship with men brings to our lives (if anything)
    How to handle partner jealousy



    P.S. If you've got friendship questions, submit them to @acircleisround on IG

    • 43 min

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