How do I quit feeling so jealous of successful friends? Can I befriend my ex? Should I ask my coworker why she unfollowed me on Twitter?
Every week Jenn & Trin answer your questions about friendship! We try to advise on the tricky stuff that's making you feel weird.
Write us your questions at FriendshippingPodcast@gmail.com. Remember that we're not therapists or doctors, although we have spent plenty of time with them.
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Ok Now Do This Work Forever
What is the right thing to do? What should you do when you tried to do the right thing, but ended up doing the wrong thing? We hope you’re in the mood for a good, deep cringe! After Animal Crossing and plants banter, we detail some choice moments when we really screwed the heck up, and how we made amends and recovered in the aftermath.
In banter (first 14 min): Humorous/cartoon skeleton, death, fake murder mentions.
After banter: Racism, social mistakes discussion. Trump admin mention.
9m20s: Humorous 9/11 mention.
34m50s: Mention of Trump’s history of sexual assault. Dismissal of social injury, p***y hat discussion.
Quit it with the Sack Tapping
The first asker is caught between two friends going through a sudden divorce, oh no!
The second asker isn't freaking out about COVID, and can't understand why everyone else seems to feel differently. Hm!!
Most importantly, we want to know: Why do all men go through a phase of hitting each other in the testicles? Aaaa!!!
- Discussion of testicles and kicking them, first ten minutes of the show.
- Discussion of divorce, death throughout show.
- Big death mention at 27m20s, big climate change mention at 37m00s.
- Poop mention, eating poop mention 27m20s
Hork Down a Pie!
Sometimes, you just need a little more. We’re here to help you figure out how to effectively ask for it. How can I get my friends to talk freely about their guilty pleasures? What can I do to encourage my buds to initiate more conversations and online hangouts? In personal news, Jenn has started Animal Crossing, and Trin waxes poetic about her Wonder Woman emotions.
- Food mentions around 7m00s, 7m50s, and 18m18s.
- COVID-heavy second question.
- Occasional joking references to porn starting at 14m08s.
- Death mention 19m43s.
Low Stakes Vandalism
First up: “I was out on leave and I’m worried my coworkers are resentful that I’ve been gone. What can I do to feel less terrible about this?” Then, “I feel closer to my coworkers through this pandemic trauma. Is this why hazing works?” Around Friendshipping Headquarters, Jenn just started playing Animal Crossing, and Trin can’t stop screaming. Big week all around for everyone.
Production note: Trin is wrong; Spanish Flu was not our most recent pandemic. But she is correct that we did not have The Internet back then.
CWs: Discussions of COVID and hazing
Bonus Episode: Animal Crossing Etiquette
Today on this here podcast, it’s all about being polite on our favorite utopia simulator, Animal Crossing. What’s the tea on Blood? Do you leave a tip for big gains on the Stonk Market? Why is my friend sitting motionless on a log?
Whew! Now that we got that out of our collective system, we’ll be back on Thursday with your regular friendship programming.
Turn Off My Face
“My friend mailed me $50. She’s the worst, right?” This week, Jenn wonders if there’s a gas leak, Trin deeply mispronounces “Oregon,” and neither of us can quite wrap our brains around an asker who feels grievously wronged by a sorta disappointing wedding gift, I guess. Thank goodness, the second question is about Animal Crossing (but is applicable to the other social tech that we now rely on for human interaction).
CWs: Queerphobia, and money are discussed at length. COVID mentions.