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I'm Jess Paramo. Join me and a guest every week (or so) to talk about what we're doing to get through this mess of a year. We're all just doing the best we can, and that's enough.


Follow me at @thebestwecanpod on insta.
Music and lyrics by Immie Crabtree.

The Best We Ca‪n‬ Jess Paramo

    • Mental Health
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I'm Jess Paramo. Join me and a guest every week (or so) to talk about what we're doing to get through this mess of a year. We're all just doing the best we can, and that's enough.


Follow me at @thebestwecanpod on insta.
Music and lyrics by Immie Crabtree.

    On the Record

    On the Record

    On today's episode I'm joined by my former college roommate, Alex Kukulka. We talk about her career as a journalist, getting engaged during a pandemic, and tips and tricks to staying sane when the country is a disaster but the media is literally your job. 

    As always please rate and review on iTunes and give me a follow at @thebestwecanpod on Instagram. If you're interested in being a guest on the podcast I would love to hear from you! 

    • 59 min
    Go Shawty, It's Your Birthday

    Go Shawty, It's Your Birthday

    Episode 4 is a very special birthday episode to celebrate your host, me! I'm joined today by my flatmate, Grace, who has taken over hosting for the episode in order to ask me 29 questions for my 29th birthday. This episode is a fun way to hear some of my stories and to get to know me a bit better.  It's my turn to take a selfish. 



    As always please rate and subscribe and follow me on Insta at @thebestwecanpod. 

    • 44 min
    When Love Isn't Enough

    When Love Isn't Enough

    On today's episode I'm joined by Immie Crabtree and we discuss going through heartbreak during the year that was 2020. Heartbreak isn't easy during the best of times, during a pandemic it can feel impossible. 



    CW: This episode contains explicit language and brief mentions of sex, alcohol consumption, body image and mental health. 



    As always please rate, subscribe and follow the pod on Instagram @thebestwecanpod. 

    • 57 min
    Applied Theatre and Climate Justice

    Applied Theatre and Climate Justice

    On this episode I'm joined by fellow applied theatre practitioner and my dear friend, Taylor Vandick. Taylor and I discuss our journeys to finding applied theatre and what she hopes to do with her practice going forward. Taylor's practice focuses on environmentalism and climate justice so be prepared to learn some stuff. We really do need to do the best we can for our planet. 



    At the end of the episode Taylor suggests some readings and people to follow if you would like to educate yourself further on what we talk about. 

    "All We Can Save" by Dr. Ayana Johnson (@ayanaeliza on Instagram and Twitter) and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson (@drkwilkinson on Instagram and Twitter)

    "On Fire" by Naomi Klein (@naomiaklein on Twitter)



    As always, please give the podcast a follow on Instagram at @thebestwecanpod. 

    • 40 min
    Episode One: A little bit about me and the podcast.

    Episode One: A little bit about me and the podcast.

    This episode is an introduction to this podcast and to get to know me, your host. Thanks for listening! 



    This episode is hosted and edited by me, Jess Paramo. 

    Music and lyrics by Immie Crabtree.

    • 14 min

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A must listen

Jessica is the hostess with with mostest! This podcast is brilliant, relatable, funny, inspiring and deeply honest! Each episode feels like catching up with an old friend, and I can’t wait for more content!

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