Alison Knowlton Mason and Stanley Bradley are friends turned framily—40somethings getting together to tell stories, laugh, observe and think. The Framily Meeting is a weekly podcast that takes a topical look at universal threads through the lens of pop culture and personal experience. Framily is where we meet to celebrate the kinships we choose and the connections that sustain us.
[ We're grown-ups and we curse on occasion, thus the explicit tag. ]
WELLNESS: A Conversation with Anaïs
Alison & Stan are joined by Anaïs... Alison’s former work wife turned friend in real life. Together, they reflect on how to listen to our mind and spirit, the role of curiosity in our journey and how to sustain ourselves when it’s hard to live well. What’s up for Anaïs is a seasonal switch and screen-free entertainment… for Stan, a custom experience for the morning drive, for Alison, private retreats and coming close to what brings the most joy.
LEARNING: A Conversation w/ LeConté
Alison & Stan are joined by LeConté... Stan’s friend from undergrad at the AUC. Together, they reflect on mentorship, learning to play, interrogating and redefining what we’ve been taught about taking care of ourselves, and what learning and unlearning looks like at different stages of life. What’s up for LeConté is the urban ethnography of the Wu-Tang Clan, for Stan, it’s some nonsense about tights and for Alison, making good use of an AppleTV+ subscription.
MEMORY: A Conversation w/ Natasha, Part 2
PART TWO: The conclusion of our storytelling adventure with Natasha! || Alison & Stan are joined by Natasha... Alison’s friendtee (friend + mentee). Together, they tell stories… digging back in the far past for earliest memories, reflecting on memories that shape and define us and consider what observing and distilling our memories can teach us. What’s up for Natasha is a funny way to learn about restaurants… for Stan, sports are back… for Alison, time away in a zen garden.
MEMORY: A Conversation w/ Natasha, Part 1
PART ONE: This conversation was rich and filled with so many funny and meaningful stories that we couldn’t stop talking! Enjoy the first half of this conversation now and hear the rest next week! || Alison & Stan are joined by Natasha... Alison’s friendtee (friend + mentee). Together, they tell stories… digging back in the far past for earliest memories, reflecting on memories that shape and define us and consider what observing and distilling our memories can teach us.
CONSCIOUSNESS: A Conversation w/ Jomal
Alison & Stan are joined by Jomal... Stan’s friend from undergrad. Together, they reflect on learning and tapping into your layers of consciousness and how to act on what your consciousness brings you. What’s up for Jomal is achieving balance to move the needle… for Stan, it’s another smart time waster… for Alison, a bingable treat overflowing with delight.
DESIGN: A Conversation w/ Lauren
Alison & Stan are joined by Lauren… Alison’s friend from grad school. Together, they reflect on the aesthetic of our lives, how to adapt when the things you design don’t go to plan and learning to relate to framily in our planning. What’s up for Lauren are treats from the lives of her kids… for Stan, it’s an old & new favorite from Netflix… for Alison, a tool for productivity.
Thought provoking, funny, and absolute perfection!
This is the most thought provoking podcast that I listen to (and I listen to a lot of podcasts)! After I listen to each episode I find myself thinking about it, processing it, and examining myself and my life for days and weeks at a time! Every! Single! Time! If you are looking for a podcast that will help you, change you, make you think, and make you laugh all at the same time - then welcome to the framily!
Framily...we all have friends that become family just by way of connecting in one way or another! I enjoyed listening to the casual recount of everyday life between new friends that became FRAMILY!