58 episodes

Previously known as The Divorce Club, The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about divorce hosted and created by author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who recently got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
Changing the conversation around divorce.
Samantha is on a mission to discover how other people managed the weird and wonderful world of paperwork, tears, freedom, sex with strangers, and listing your ex's belongings on eBay in this upbeat interview show. Whether you are part of the club or not this is a fun, informative and touching look at how 42% of marriages end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Produced by Aurra Studios
Check the description of each episode for trigger warnings.
Join our divorce chatroom on patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
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The Divorce Social Samantha Baines

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Previously known as The Divorce Club, The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about divorce hosted and created by author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who recently got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
Changing the conversation around divorce.
Samantha is on a mission to discover how other people managed the weird and wonderful world of paperwork, tears, freedom, sex with strangers, and listing your ex's belongings on eBay in this upbeat interview show. Whether you are part of the club or not this is a fun, informative and touching look at how 42% of marriages end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Produced by Aurra Studios
Check the description of each episode for trigger warnings.
Join our divorce chatroom on patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
Episode transcripts available
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thedivorceclub.

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    Laura Friedman Williams

    Laura Friedman Williams

    "I went out and had tons of sex. I had so much sex with so many different kinds of people..."- Laura Friedman Williams
    Author of Available and self declared PTA mum, Laura Friedman Williams joins Samantha Baines to discuss details of her divorce skate party, asking men lots of questions and talking all things hair (and not the stuff on our heads)! Laura discusses the sordid details of her book, the feelings of sickness when she found out about her exes "soulmate" and how she modelled forgiveness to her kids. The two discuss fellatio (yep that's right), their sexual awakening and men's strange requests. Laura also speaks on how getting divorced was one of the best things that happened to her!
    Purchase Laura's book, 'Available: A Memoir Of Sex And Dating After A Marriage Ends'- https://smarturl.it/AvailableHB_Multi
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
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    • 44 min
    Micaela Sharp

    Micaela Sharp

    "It wasn't so much for me the act of cheating on me, it was how he had treated me in that time frame"- Micaela Sharp
    Star of Interior Design Masters and upholsterer, Micaela Sharp joins Samantha Baines to discuss leaving her home of 6 years and reclaiming her space. Micaela talks about dealing with anger, placating her dog and having another woman fill her in on the details of her exes infidelity. The two discuss losing their parent/s and how that resonated for them while going through a divorce. Micaela also gives suggestions on curating the best space for yourself after your partner moves out.
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Transcripts can be found at www.thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 44 min
    Series 5 round up

    Series 5 round up

    Host Samantha Baines rounds up the series with her favourite bits of each episode, her love for cooling sheets and shares some of your wonderful messages. Samantha also gives a sneak peek into what series 6 has in store- exciting!
    To support Samantha and join The Divorce Social community: www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
    Twitter and Instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    For features and sponsorships, email thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Transcripts available on thedivorcesocial.com
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    • 32 min
    Jessica Fostekew

    Jessica Fostekew

    "it had to happen because otherwise I was going to lose my mind" - Jessica Fostekew
    Comedian Jessica Fostekew joins Samantha Baines to talk breaking up with her child's father and her queerness. Jess talks about leaving someone well, being firm that it's the end and accidentally falling in love. The two share their queerness journeys and Sam talks bisexuality and thinking about her marriage ending by a rooftop pool in LA, as you do. The importance of a colour coded google spreadsheet comes up as well as breaking your new engagement to your ex and owning your part in their pain.
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    • 45 min
    Dom Newton

    Dom Newton

    "if doing all of that is the price I had to pay to be a Dad, I'd do it all again" - Dom Newton
    Presenter Dom Newton joins Samantha Baines to chat divorce and fatherhood. The two chat changing surnames for the family and Dom talks getting married at twenty two to a woman eight years older than him. Comparing himself to Milhouse's dad from The Simpsons and the effect that media references have on us. Dom opens up about being depressed, crying in front of his friend and boss for the first time. A lovely honest chat.
    Trigger warning:
    depression
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    • 51 min
    Sam Bailey (TW)

    Sam Bailey (TW)

    "I said to my Mum so many times as a kid, just leave him" - Sam Bailey
    X-factor 2013 winner singer Sam Bailey joins Samantha Baines to talk divorce. Don't worry she's still happily married right now but Sam opens up about her broken engagement aged 17 and her parents divorce. The two discuss losing family members after a break up and how that can affect children. Sam Bailey talks about how hard lockdown is on a marriage and is very honest about her childhood. Sam Bailey explains the huge impact that the alcoholism and domestic violence she witnessed as a child has had on her.
    Trigger warning:
    alcoholism
    domestic violence
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Kandlluv ,

💗

Absolutely love love love this podcast! It has gotten me through some of the toughest moments! I binged through them all and can't hardly wait for the new episodes each week it's like torture to have to wait on them! Thank you 💗

MeghanSiobhan ,

I’m not alone!!

I got divorced a year ago (at 29) and even through therapy and everything I kept wondering if I was doing it right. Was I being too sexually liberal? Was I dwelling? How do I move on? I heard Samantha on the Guilty Feminist podcast and knew I had to listen. One episode in and I wish I had found it sooner haha. I will now binge the whole thing and start feeling better about myself and this whole situation. Thank you, Samantha!!!

heartbreaking and real ,

Love it!

Sarah m. Is always so wonderful to listen to. I hope future eps are similar in vibe, though I’m excited to hear all the different types of divorces, since I think it’s usually a lot more messy.

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