35 episodes

Our lives; unfiltered.

The stories we’re not supposed to tell online. The conversations we have about lockdown breakups, dating apps, the good the bad and the ugly hook up stories, how our friends and family reacted to us taking up pole dance, the shit we’ve had to put up with on social media… and so much more.

Join Sarah, Lucy and Tara every Friday for real and uncensored chats about their lives as millennials in London, trying to figure out what the f**k is going on.

Close Friends: The Podcast Lucy Mountain, Tara Margulies & Sarah Barrington

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Our lives; unfiltered.

The stories we’re not supposed to tell online. The conversations we have about lockdown breakups, dating apps, the good the bad and the ugly hook up stories, how our friends and family reacted to us taking up pole dance, the shit we’ve had to put up with on social media… and so much more.

Join Sarah, Lucy and Tara every Friday for real and uncensored chats about their lives as millennials in London, trying to figure out what the f**k is going on.

    Just how ugly can the internet get?! with @you.look.like.a.man

    Just how ugly can the internet get?! with @you.look.like.a.man

    In this episode we chat to inspirational strong woman, Jessica, who founded the Instagram account @you.look.like.a.man a few years back to document all of the horrible things that (mostly) men say to (mostly) women on the internet.

    Join us for chats about incel culture, whether or not we feel safe on social media and how to navigate trolls and hate online.

    As always, best served with a glass (or bottle) of wine and an open mind.

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    Follow Jessica: @you.look.like.a.man

    Chat with us:

    @closefriends

    @lucymountain

    @movewithtara

    @sarahb

    • 52 min
    Has your drink ever been spiked?

    Has your drink ever been spiked?

    After the recent and terrifying headlines in the UK about drink spiking, this week the close friends share their experiences of the topic. What does ‘spiking’ actually mean? What substances are involved? How can we try and keep ourselves safe, while also changing the narrative to focus on the perpetrators more than the victims? 

    As always, best served with wine and an open mind. 

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    Chat with us:

    @closefriends

    @lucymountain

    @movewithtara

    @sarahb

    • 40 min
    Self-censorship and leaving ‘wokeism’ with Africa Brooke

    Self-censorship and leaving ‘wokeism’ with Africa Brooke

    We can’t express how excited we are to share this week’s episode with you. We sat down with the icon that is Africa Brooke as she chatted with us around the dangers of identity markers, self-censorship, the loss of free-thinking today and her viral letter about leaving the cult of wokeness.

    Many juicy thoughts, ideas and concepts were shared - all of which are to give you some food for thought to make your own conclusions. As it should be. 

    We hope you love this episode, Close Friends.

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    Africa’s viral open letter: https://ckarchive.com/b/d0ueh0h67mpd

    Follow Africa: @africabrooke

    Chat with us:

    @closefriends

    @lucymountain

    @movewithtara

    @sarahb

    • 53 min
    Portrayal of women in the media with Fleur East

    Portrayal of women in the media with Fleur East

    Singer, songwriter and presenter Fleur East joins us for chats about fame, the music industry, her experience coming second in the X Factor in 2014, how the media portrays women, and even a bit about dating and relationships.

    We hope you love listening to this one as much as we loved recording it!

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    Follow Fleur: @fleureast

    Chat with us:

    @closefriends

    @lucymountain

    @movewithtara

    @sarahb

    • 38 min
    Being your full authentic self, with Tova Leigh

    Being your full authentic self, with Tova Leigh

    Author, content creator and mother Tova joins us to talk about all things self worth and being a woman in modern day society. In her latest book "You Did WHAT?", a collection of funny, moving and outrageous confessions from people from all walks of life, Tova discusses how so many people have the same experiences.

    We discuss our own secrets and confessions, ranging from kids peeing in pools to awkward blunders at work.

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    Follow Tova: @tova_leigh

    Chat with us:

    @closefriends

    @lucymountain

    @movewithtara

    @sarahb

    Contact us:

    closefriendsthepodcast@gmail.com

    "You Did WHAT?", is available in stores and online now.

    • 46 min
    Being sexual vs. being sexualised with Sophie Butler

    Being sexual vs. being sexualised with Sophie Butler

    TW: we talk about some hard topics including sexual harassment. 

    CLOSE FRIENDS, THIS IS A BIGGIE. Buckle in as we dissect being sexual versus being sexualised by men, with the icon that is Sophie Butler. We compare the difference between attention both online and in public, public hair and victim blaming. We hope you bloody love it. 

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    Follow Sophie: @sophjbutler

    Chat with us:

    @closefriends

    @lucymountain

    @movewithtara

    @sarahb

    Contact us:

    closefriendsthepodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Josie MH ,

Your personal stan

This podcast gives me life. Listening to you strong, confident women support and empower each other and yourselves is so inspiring. This is what our friendships should be like- a safe space to discuss anything. Tell it like it is. And grow from our mistakes. It feels like I’m listening to my older sisters or cousins give me life advice and as a young woman at Uni who never had that, it’s just what I needed. Love you all, keep slaying! And special thanks to my own close friend T who first recommended this podcast to me— I now listen religiously :)

I love IMDB ,

Love

I have listened every single week. These girls have opened up so much conversation between my boyfriend & I - my friends & I. And it’s so special to be able to relate to girls from all the way across the world. This pod has shown me how small the world really is in terms of being able to find your tribe. Can’t wait for more. So grateful for it!!!

Sabrina Orona ,

Nobs here!!

I love listening to you guys!! I also have the podcast on while my boyfriend is around and he really likes it. Thank you for making my Fridays extra exciting!!

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