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Winner at the International Women’s Podcast Awards 2022, winner of a bronze award at the British Podcast Awards 2022 and part of Acast ‘The Funny Side’ collection. 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:
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Join our community chat room on patreon:
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Twitter & instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
Email the show: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
www.thedivorcesocial.com
Episode transcripts available via our website
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The Divorce Social Samantha Baines

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Winner at the International Women’s Podcast Awards 2022, winner of a bronze award at the British Podcast Awards 2022 and part of Acast ‘The Funny Side’ collection. 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

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Arabella Weir

    Arabella Weir

    To conclude season 11, Sam is joined by the brilliant actress, comedian and writer, Arabella Weir.
    Arabella is very honest about her experience of divorce, becoming great friends with her ex-husband and all the sadness that happened in-between. She also hilariously shares how, when spending time with men, she now draws the line at dinner and some nice wine.
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Transcripts and merch: www.thedivorcesocial.com
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Support the podcast on Patreon - patreon.com/samanthabaines

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    • 43 min
    Tonya Carter

    Tonya Carter

    "Don't sacrifice your needs, believing that's what you should do in order to be loved and validated."
    Tonya Carter, Marriage & Relationship Exit Strategist, joins Sam from the US. Tonya shares her insights on how small changes can make a big impact and the value in asking yourself hard questions. The two also discuss some of the toughest moments of their divorce journeys.
    https://www.tonyacarter.com
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Transcripts and merch: www.thedivorcesocial.com
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Support the podcast on Patreon - patreon.com/samanthabaines

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    • 54 min
    Beth Behrendt

    Beth Behrendt

    This week, Sam is joined by Beth Behrendt, author of Nesting After Divorce: Co-Parenting in the Family House. The pair discuss the concept of Nesting, where the parents take turns living in the family home while the children reside there full-time. Beth also generously shares the details of how she and her ex-husband made it work for their own family.
    https://familynesting.org
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Transcripts and merch: www.thedivorcesocial.com
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com

    Support the podcast on Patreon - patreon.com/samanthabaines

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    • 42 min
    Listener: Lucy

    Listener: Lucy

    "You know when you're little and people ask you what you want to be when you grow up?... One of my answers would be, 'When I grow up I don't want to be divorced'."
    This week, our guest is long-time listener, Lucy. Sam and Lucy discuss the similarities in their divorce experiences, Lucy's religious deconstruction and seeking out community.
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Transcripts and merch: www.thedivorcesocial.com
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Support the podcast on Patreon - patreon.com/samanthabaines

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    • 56 min
    Graeme Smith

    Graeme Smith

    Trigger warning: Drug abuse, death.
    This week Samantha Baines is joined by podcast host and radio presenter Graeme Smith. The pair talk queer identity, dealing with grief and asking for help. Graeme is incredibly honest about his emotional breakup story, coming out and his new engagement.
    Follow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines
    Transcripts and merch: www.thedivorcesocial.com
    Email: thedivorcesocial@gmail.com
    Support the podcast on Patreon - patreon.com/samanthabaines


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    • 50 min
    Angela Smith (aka Angel Bliss)

    Angela Smith (aka Angel Bliss)

    Angel Bliss of the Accidentally Milf podcast joins Samantha Baines to talk divorce and reveal her true identity as Angela Smith, ex-wife of Paul Ryder, from the band The Happy Mondays. The two talk break up, grief and dating.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Day50155 ,

I adore this podcast

Manages to be soothing + hilarious + insightful all at once

peaceintheworld ,

Like having coffee with a friend

I feel like Samantha is a trusted friend who is kind and non-judgey and fun to be around. I love listening to her conversations with women who’ve been through it. It’s really a look at where we are today. And I love that she’s just being herself - not trying to impress. What I want to say is I don’t feel like I need to wear makeup to listen! But I don’t wear makeup anyway, ha ha. It just feels very relatable! Thanks, Samantha!

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!!

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