54 episodes

Amrita and Andrew are ”platonic life partners,” artistic co-conspirators, and parents to a good baby.

In 2024: Season 2 will reflect on one year of parenting as friends, and *lots* more. We will turn the lens to re-imagining the ways in which people relate to one another in the modern world: whether in family, community, partnership, or romance.

Season 1 documented our path from friends to family as we decided to become parents. All the juicy backstory you could ask for.

”Season 0” is the first 41 episodes that preceded this over the years: foundational and central, fun and ridiculous. Without these episodes -- exploring freelancing, and living life off the beaten path -- there is no ”us.”

Faced with making an unconventional choice that has the potential to bring you joy? Don’t Think Twice!

Don’t Think Twice Amrita Vijay & Andrew Stephens

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Amrita and Andrew are ”platonic life partners,” artistic co-conspirators, and parents to a good baby.

In 2024: Season 2 will reflect on one year of parenting as friends, and *lots* more. We will turn the lens to re-imagining the ways in which people relate to one another in the modern world: whether in family, community, partnership, or romance.

Season 1 documented our path from friends to family as we decided to become parents. All the juicy backstory you could ask for.

”Season 0” is the first 41 episodes that preceded this over the years: foundational and central, fun and ridiculous. Without these episodes -- exploring freelancing, and living life off the beaten path -- there is no ”us.”

Faced with making an unconventional choice that has the potential to bring you joy? Don’t Think Twice!

    Season 2, Part 3: The Dinner Party

    Season 2, Part 3: The Dinner Party

    Amrita and Andrew invite six friends around the dinner table to discuss friendship and intimacy: our co-host Marina, plus college friends, an ex-boyfriend, a neighbor...all with different perspectives on romance and family. We talk about what makes people get close, the difference between friend-intimacy and romance-intimacy -- plus, some personal tea spillage...just between us buds. Pull up a chair!

    • 39 min
    Season 2, Part 2: Parental Guidance Suggested

    Season 2, Part 2: Parental Guidance Suggested

    One of people's first questions is "how do your families feel about all this?" --so we decided to ask them ourselves. Andrew and Amrita had one-on-one phone conversations with our parents and siblings to talk family dynamics, and then sat down with Marina to hash it all out.
    Our families have plenty of feelings about being joined together by the appearance of our son Aadi a year ago. We get into it ALL, no holds barred.
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    Don't Think Twice is a podcast on intimate friendship. Amrita and Andrew are writers and creative collaborators, platonic life-partners, and parents to a 1 year old son. Our friend Marina Weiss, poet, and clinical psychologist, hosts these conversations. 
    Keep in touch at emergencycontacts.substack.com

    • 52 min
    Season 2, Part 1: One year of platonic co-parenting

    Season 2, Part 1: One year of platonic co-parenting

    We've made it to our baby's first birthday (!) and we're celebrating with a new season of Don't Think Twice.  How has the past year been? What are the expectations versus reality of parenting as friends? Did things shake out as we imagined in last year's Season 1 episodes? Join us and find out!
    Amrita and Andrew are creative collaborators, platonic life-partners, and co-parents to a very good baby. You can keep up with them at emergencycontacts.substack.com
    Poet and clinical psychologist Marina Weiss joins us again as moderator and host.
     

    • 44 min
    Season 1, Part 10: Family Ties

    Season 1, Part 10: Family Ties

    We've come full circle in our tale of preparing for co-parenting: FAMILY. Andrew and Amrita's biological families will be fused together by this new baby -- what will that look like for a platonic couple? How will our very different religious and cultural upbringings come into play for our new family unit?
    Host Marina Weiss helps bring this series home.
    Want more updates from our nontraditional family? Let us know what you'd like to see from future episodes!

    • 34 min
    Season 1, Part 9: Sex and Romance

    Season 1, Part 9: Sex and Romance

    We're nearing the end of our Baby Episodes! But we can't leave without confronting how sex and dating will work in Amrita and Andrew's new roles as friends raising a child together.
    Host Marina Weiss does a little after-hours therapy and guides us in an open and vulnerable conversation about our ideal romantic partners, and how they might fit into our unconventional family. We all learn a lot. 

    • 39 min
    Season 1, Part 8: It’s Different for Boys

    Season 1, Part 8: It’s Different for Boys

    In this week's exploration of nontraditional family, we look at a male perspective on parenthood.
    Andrew sits down with our friend JR Andre - an educator and school administrator who is on the pathway to parenthood along with his husband. 
    We talk gay fatherhood, navigating relationships with the women involved in the process, and the importance of queer community and queer legacies.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

eriasmara ,

So happy to get a link to your podcast

Your latest episode is a beautiful commentary on friends. Way back when I too contemplated having a relationship similar to yours but big life events intervened and I was caught up in AIDS activism. Nonetheless I still ruminate what it would have been like……I look forward to listening to your next podcast and the journey both of you have undertaken.

newspeak67 ,

Refreshing

How refreshing to hear honest, interesting, nudging conversation. Love you guys.

CelizLA ,

Don't Think Twice - Download Don't Think Twice!

This hilarious, smart, and creative podcast featuring two amazing hosts is guaranteed to entertain, inform, and delight you. If you love minor league baseball, Drag Race, subscribing to random magazines, or basically doing anything fun, you're going to love Don't Think Twice! Highly recommended!

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