7 episodes

In BFF?, journalist Claire Cohen explores the truth about female friendship through honest and open-hearted conversations with special guests. 
From the time we start school, we are fed a diet of 'Best Friends Forever' - the idea that you should have a female soulmate to whom you tell all your secrets and who always has your back. It's the stuff of Hollywood films, but for most of us it isn't achievable. We spend years striving for a vision of female friendship that isn't realistic instead of searching for what suits us best or appreciating what we've already got.
Claire Cohen wants to change that. In this podcast, she enlists the help of a wonderful cast of guests to chew over tricky subjects such as making new friends as an adult, the ‘friendship gap’, breaking-up with friends and finding comfort in community. 
This is a companion podcast to Claire Cohen's new book ‘BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship’.
Artwork property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. Design by Beci Kelly.

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In BFF?, journalist Claire Cohen explores the truth about female friendship through honest and open-hearted conversations with special guests. 
From the time we start school, we are fed a diet of 'Best Friends Forever' - the idea that you should have a female soulmate to whom you tell all your secrets and who always has your back. It's the stuff of Hollywood films, but for most of us it isn't achievable. We spend years striving for a vision of female friendship that isn't realistic instead of searching for what suits us best or appreciating what we've already got.
Claire Cohen wants to change that. In this podcast, she enlists the help of a wonderful cast of guests to chew over tricky subjects such as making new friends as an adult, the ‘friendship gap’, breaking-up with friends and finding comfort in community. 
This is a companion podcast to Claire Cohen's new book ‘BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship’.
Artwork property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. Design by Beci Kelly.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Unfriend with Liz Pryor

    Unfriend with Liz Pryor

    In this episode Claire talks to relationships expert and author Liz Pryor about the end of female friendships - why so many of us feel shame around it, how you can dump a friend more kindly and how to move on if you’ve had your heart broken by a friend. Hope you find it helpful. 
    Claire's new book 'BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship' is out now and is available from all good bookshops, including those at the links below.
    Hive
    Waterstones
    Amazon
    Audible
    This podcast is hosted by Claire Cohen and produced by Maddie Hickish.
    The podcast artwork is property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. 

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    • 49 min
    Best Friends with Isy Suttie

    Best Friends with Isy Suttie

    Claire talks to Isy Suttie about the best friendships that have helped to shape her life. In this episode you’ll hear how Isy has kept her two besties from school, why she made new best friends as an adult and how the BFF myth can put unnecessary pressure on female friendships. Oh and why everyone should be watching Married at First Sight Australia.
    Claire's new book 'BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship' is out now and is available from all good bookshops, including those at the links below.
    Hive
    Waterstones
    Amazon
    Audible
    This podcast is hosted by Claire Cohen and produced by Maddie Hickish.
    The podcast artwork is property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. 

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 48 min
    Unlikely Friends with Emma Barnett

    Unlikely Friends with Emma Barnett

    Claire talks to Emma Barnett about the unique, serendipitous, unlikely friendships that have played such important roles in her life. In this episode you’ll meet a favourite schoolteacher, a beloved godmother, the ‘IVF fairy’ - and find out what Emma thinks is 'friendship arsenic'. 
    Claire's new book 'BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship' is out now and is available from all good bookshops, including those at the links below.
    Hive
    Waterstones
    Amazon
    Audible
    This podcast is hosted by Claire Cohen and produced by Maddie Hickish.
    The podcast artwork is property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. 

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 45 min
    Work Friends with Daisy Buchanan

    Work Friends with Daisy Buchanan

    On the podcast this week, Daisy Buchanan joins Claire to talk about making friends at work. From the competitive colleague to the loyal lunch buddy, work friendships can be tricky to navigate - so how do you find the right balance between the professional and the personal? 
    Claire's new book 'BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship' is out now and available from all good bookshops, including those at the links below.
    Hive
    Waterstones
    Amazon
    Audible
    This podcast is hosted by Claire Cohen and produced by Maddie Hickish.
    The podcast artwork is property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. Design by Beci Kelly.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 45 min
    'The Friendship Gap' with Nell Frizzell

    'The Friendship Gap' with Nell Frizzell

    Nell Frizzell joins Claire this week to talk about 'The Friendship Gap’ - what happens when one of you experiences a big life change and your friendship is suddenly not on the same page. Is it possible to weather the storms of babies, money, relationships, new jobs and more? 
    Claire's new book 'BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship' is released on the 23rd of June 2022 and is available to pre-order from all bookshops, including those at the links below.
    Hive
    Waterstones
    Amazon
    Audible
    This podcast is hosted by Claire Cohen and produced by Maddie Hickish.
    The podcast artwork is property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. Design by Beci Kelly.
    Photo credit to Billie Charity for the picture of Nell Frizzell in the podcast artwork.

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    • 39 min
    New Friends with Radhika Sanghani

    New Friends with Radhika Sanghani

    Radhika Sanghani is on the podcast this week to share the story of her very deliberate (and very successful) mission to seek out new friendships. Come for the handy tips on beating loneliness, stay for the story about a missing clove of garlic…
    Claire's new book 'BFF?: The Truth About Female Friendship' is released on the 23rd of June 2022 and is available to pre-order from all bookshops, including those at the links below.
    Hive
    Waterstones
    Amazon
    Audible
    The podcast artwork is property of Transworld – Penguin Random House. Design by Beci Kelly.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 42 min

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