4 episodes

“Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the feels.”
We are HEART REACTS, an advice podcast for everyone trying to remain emotionally functional through the collapse of late capitalism. We’re here to answer all of the questions about love, friendship, family, and even work that you might want to ask two people who have spent adulthood trying to apply their radical political analysis, more or less successfully, to their personal lives.
We are Craig Gent, a writer and researcher living in Leeds, and ⁠Sarah Jaffe⁠, a journalist and author based in New Orleans.
You can send us your questions at www.askmeanything.cc/heartreacts.
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Heart Reacts Craig Gent and Sarah Jaffe

    • Society & Culture
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“Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the feels.”
We are HEART REACTS, an advice podcast for everyone trying to remain emotionally functional through the collapse of late capitalism. We’re here to answer all of the questions about love, friendship, family, and even work that you might want to ask two people who have spent adulthood trying to apply their radical political analysis, more or less successfully, to their personal lives.
We are Craig Gent, a writer and researcher living in Leeds, and ⁠Sarah Jaffe⁠, a journalist and author based in New Orleans.
You can send us your questions at www.askmeanything.cc/heartreacts.
Get bonus content on Patreon
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    Episode 4: What Makes a Good Man?

    Episode 4: What Makes a Good Man?

    Hello and welcome to HEART REACTS, an advice podcast for all of us trying to remain emotionally functional through the collapse of late capitalism. 
    This week, we answer a question about election fatigue, trauma, triggers, and movement work: how much is too much? And why is election-related journalism so godawful, anyway?
    And then we dive into an advice column perennial: what do you do when your sex drive doesn't match your partner's--but with a sidebar question of what it means, anyway, to be a "good man."
    Referenced in this week's episode: Lester Spence, The Counterpublic Papers, Vol 8 No. 20
    Lynne Segal, Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men
    We are Craig Gent, a writer and researcher living in Leeds, and ⁠Sarah Jaffe⁠, a journalist and author based in New Orleans.
    You can send us your questions at ⁠www.askmeanything.cc/heartreacts⁠.
    This episode was produced by, well, us! We apologize for any inconsistencies in audio quality. If you liked it and want to help keep us going, and help us improve our recording process, you can support us at ⁠patreon.com/HeartReacts⁠. You can subscribe to the show wherever you get podcasts, and please do rate us on those podcast apps!
    Our music comes from “Casual Outrage” by New Orleans-based Basher, featured on their new album May Day, coming May 31, 2024 to Sinking City Records. For more about the band, visit⁠ byronasher.com/basher⁠.
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    • 58 min
    Episode 3: Lies Heterosexuality Tells Us

    Episode 3: Lies Heterosexuality Tells Us

    Hello and welcome to HEART REACTS, an advice podcast for all of us trying to remain emotionally functional through the collapse of late capitalism. 
    We're back and (mostly) on a regular schedule now! Thanks again for all of your kind words, sharing, reviews, support, and most of all your questions!
    This week, we're addressing a question about shame, kink, and finding love, and then diving into the thorny issues that arise when money is an issue in relationships: how do we deal with financial inequality? And how do we avoid letting the fact that the rent is too damn high push us onto the relationship escalator?

    We are Craig Gent, a writer and researcher living in Leeds, and ⁠Sarah Jaffe⁠, a journalist and author based in New Orleans.
    You can send us your questions at ⁠www.askmeanything.cc/heartreacts⁠. 
    This episode was produced by, well, us! We apologize for any inconsistencies in audio quality. If you liked it and want to help keep us going, and help us improve our recording process, you can support us at ⁠patreon.com/HeartReacts⁠.
    Our music comes from “Casual Outrage” by New Orleans-based Basher, featured on their new album May Day, coming May 31, 2024 to Sinking City Records. For more about the band, visit⁠ byronasher.com/basher⁠.
    Get bonus content on Patreon
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    • 53 min
    Episode 2: The Metrics of a Good Life

    Episode 2: The Metrics of a Good Life

    Hello and welcome to HEART REACTS, an advice podcast for all of us trying to remain emotionally functional through the collapse of late capitalism. 
    Thanks to everyone who checked out our pilot! We’re hoping to be out every two weeks from now on, and if you want to help us to do that, supporting us on Patreon is the way to go! 
    On this week’s episode we talk about the travails of platonic soul mates through major life changes, and we offer some advice to someone who’s been devastated by their partner’s self-discovery. 

    We are Craig Gent, a writer and researcher living in Leeds, and ⁠Sarah Jaffe⁠, a journalist and author based in New Orleans.
    You can send us your questions at ⁠www.askmeanything.cc/heartreacts⁠. 
    This episode was produced by, well, us! We apologize for any inconsistencies in audio quality. If you liked it and want to help keep us going, and help us improve our recording process, you can support us at ⁠patreon.com/HeartReacts⁠.
    Our music comes from “Casual Outrage” by New Orleans-based Basher, featured on their new album May Day, coming May 31, 2024 to Sinking City Records. For more about the band, visit⁠ byronasher.com/basher⁠.
    Get bonus content on Patreon
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 55 min
    Pilot: A Wager on Shared Experience

    Pilot: A Wager on Shared Experience

    Hello and welcome to the pilot episode of HEART REACTS, an advice podcast for all of us trying to remain emotionally functional through the collapse of late capitalism. We’re here to answer all of the questions about love, friendship, family, and even work that you might want to ask two people who have spent adulthood trying to apply their radical political analysis, more or less successfully, to their personal lives, with pessimism of the intellect and optimism of the feels.

    We are Craig Gent, a writer and researcher living in Leeds, and ⁠Sarah Jaffe⁠, a journalist and author based in New Orleans.

    You can send us your questions at ⁠www.askmeanything.cc/heartreacts⁠. 

    This episode was produced by, well, us! We apologize for any inconsistencies in audio quality. If you liked it and want to help keep us going, and help us improve our recording process, you can support us at ⁠patreon.com/HeartReacts⁠.

    Our music comes from “Casual Outrage” by New Orleans-based Basher, featured on their new album May Day, coming May 31, 2024 to Sinking City Records. For more about the band, visit⁠ byronasher.com/basher⁠.
    Get bonus content on Patreon
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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Catachresis ,

thoughtful advice from compassionate comrades

sarah and craig are super kind and thoughtful people and it shows in each episode. a great antidote to advice shows that don’t have a political perspective, striking a balance between what we as individuals can do in messed up systems and understanding what those systems do to us.

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