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Winner of the Best Sex and Relationships Podcast, bronze award at the British Podcast Awards 2022. The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about break ups & divorce. Hosted and created by award-winning author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
British Podcast Awards 2022 Winner, bronze , 'Best Sex & Relationship Podcast'
British Podcast Awards 2021 nominee, ' Moment of the Year'
International Women's Podcast Awards 2021, 'Comedy Gold' Nominee
iTunes No. 1 Relationships Podcast
The Times Podcast of the Week 2022
As seen on Loose Women, ITV
Changing the conversation around divorce and break ups.
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 and a whole lot more relationships end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Previously known as The Divorce Club
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www.thedivorcesocial.com
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The Divorce Social Samantha Baines

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Winner of the Best Sex and Relationships Podcast, bronze award at the British Podcast Awards 2022. The Divorce Social is a light-hearted yet penetrative interview show about break ups & divorce. Hosted and created by award-winning author, actor and broadcaster Samantha Baines, who got divorced (don't worry she's fine)! 
British Podcast Awards 2022 Winner, bronze , 'Best Sex & Relationship Podcast'
British Podcast Awards 2021 nominee, ' Moment of the Year'
International Women's Podcast Awards 2021, 'Comedy Gold' Nominee
iTunes No. 1 Relationships Podcast
The Times Podcast of the Week 2022
As seen on Loose Women, ITV
Changing the conversation around divorce and break ups.
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 and a whole lot more relationships end! 
Host: Samantha Baines
Previously known as The Divorce Club
Check the description of each episode for trigger warnings.
Shop merch:
www.samanthabaines.myshopify.com
Join our community chat room on patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines
Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
www.thedivorcesocial.com
Episode transcripts available via our website
A Penguin in the Room Ltd production

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    Karen Salmansohn

    Karen Salmansohn

    Best-selling author and American Entrepreneur Karen Salmansohn joins Samantha Baines to talk relationship fall outs. A relationship expert, with many bestselling books and relationship courses under her belt, Karen is used to giving advice on heartbreak and how to find love. Karen talks about her toughest breakup personally and what inspired her to start helping other people. Samantha fangirls over Karen's instagram account and the two bond over the combination of humour and heartbreak.
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    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

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    • 42 min
    Judy Joo

    Judy Joo

    "cut the chords and just go and fly now" - Judy Joo
    Celebrity Chef Judy Joo joins Samantha Baines to talk divorce, diamond earrings and Chanel bags. Judy talks about her divorce experience, throwing herself into work and fertility worries. She opens up about the process of freezing her eggs post divorce and sitting in fertility waiting rooms on her own. The two bond over the numb feeling and depression that comes with divorce and big changes as well as dating as a divorcee.
    Trigger warning:
    depression
    suicide
    fertility

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    • 52 min
    Salma El-Wardany

    Salma El-Wardany

    "people will talk to you about bitcoin, f*ck that sh*t, invest that energy into yourself" - Salma El-Wardany
    Author and presenter Salma El-Wardany joins Samantha Baines to talk about why she won't go to any more weddings and how toxic 'situationships' can be. Salma's new book 'These Impossible Things' is a novel about female friendship and Salma talks about the influence of the patriarchy and the importance we need to put on women's friendships and successes outside of marriage and children. The two discuss treating their book launches as a personal wedding and Sam shares her advice on planning a wedding. Silence is golden and Salma advises how to get yourself away from a partner who keeps contacting you and pulling you back in. You are allowed to block people according to Salma and she gives Sam some words of wisdom about boundaries when dating.
    These Impossible Things is available now from all good bookshops.
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    • 54 min
    Allan Brocka

    Allan Brocka

    "I was never in a place for more than a year, once I was in a school for two days" - Allan Brocka
    Hollywood filmmaker Allan Brocka joins Samantha Baines to talk about his mother's multiple divorces when he was a child and the effect breakups had on his life. Allan talks about moving back to Guam, being the only child in his class with divorced parents as well as being unable to lay down roots and make solid friendships. The two discuss looking at the world through a lens, learning how to make friends and childhood experiences effecting your later life. Queer stories are important to both Allan and Sam and they explore how film and television has had an impact on their experiences.

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    • 47 min
    Gina Martin

    Gina Martin

    "I was a bit obsessed in an unhealthy way" - Gina Martin
    Campaigner Gina Martin joins Samantha Baines to talk break ups. Gina is one of Sam's real life best friends and the two discuss what it is like as the friend of a divorced person (namely Sam). Gina tells Sam her view of the divorce and the two talk about holding space for your friend to open up. The two talk about first love, obsession and defining yourself through the eyes of another person. Gina talks about dating a friend of the family and how early relationships can inform later experiences.
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    • 49 min
    Mark Kozminski (TW)

    Mark Kozminski (TW)

    "I was in a car crash, so I was arrested for drink driving and wrote off my car" - Mark Kozminski
    Coach Mark Kozminski joins Samantha Baines for a very honest chat about his divorce and addictions. The two discuss goals, self sabotage, bringing up children and being vulnerable. Mark explains his moment of change being a horrific car crash, after which he was arrested for drink driving and then did a work out in his jail cell to change his mind set (as you do). He is very open about a culture of drinking after work and the signs that his gambling was getting out of control. As part of his recovery journey, Mark discusses the importance of moving everyday, talking and also talking in ink - writing down what you want from your life.
    Mark's company is called Blue Mind Approach www.bluemindapproach.com
    Trigger warning: gambling and alcohol addiction
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines

    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Bunnynunn ,

So relatable

I love this show because i don’t know many other divorced people and it’s nice to hear women in my same position. Thank you!!

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!!!

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