Episode 13: Why is Social Media So Toxic?

August 3, 2018

Social media has literally changed the game. It has altered the way we interact with the world, and while there are huge benefits to this instant connection - there's also a massive amount of drawbacks to social media and the internet as a whole.

All of a sudden there are 10,000 more ways to be rejected and feel bad about yourself than there was before...that can't be good for our brains, right?!

In this episode, we talk about the pitfalls of social media, influencer bullshit and open up about our not-so-cool Insta-habits (we're total offenders of cringey captions). 

Tune in!

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Episode 12: Friendships Are Hard

July 22, 2018

Keeping your school or childhood friends until adulthood is hard, and making new mates when you're a grown-up is even harder! We deep dive into friendship dynamics and our experiences with losing friends (whether by growing apart, moving abroad or full-blown betrayal) and talk about how we can approach trying to make new ones as we near 30 - it's a minefield, lads! 

This and loads more rants on the latest episode. 

 

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Episode 11: Imposter Syndrome

July 9, 2018

Do you always make excuses for your success or feel like a fraud?

"Ah sure, I just got lucky...", "they're gonna realise I'm shite at my job any day now, and I'll probably be fired" or "My BF/GF probably just settled for me."

You, my friend, might have Imposter Syndrome. Don't worry though, so do we! We chat about our experiences with Imposter Syndrome, how it affects us and how we try to get over it or make it work for us. 

Show notes/Links:

Sheryl Sandberg's Ted Talk

Misrepresentation Trailer

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Episode 10: Pride

June 18, 2018

Happy Pride! To celebrate the most colourful month of the year, we invited our mate Cormac Cashman (the gay club promoting extraordinaire behind Mother, Prhomo, Sweatbox etc.) to shoot the breeze about gay life in Ireland after the marriage referendum, coming out, gay dating app mishaps, pride plans, gay saunas and everything in between.

 

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Episode 9: Therapy

June 5, 2018

Whether you're feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed or just a bit off, therapy can help you deep dive into yourself and figure out what's going on. BUT, getting started can be a daunting experience.

As we've mentioned in previous podcasts, we both go to/have been to multiple therapists in the past, and we're strong advocates for taking care of your mental health. In fact, we regularly get messages from listeners asking for tips and recommendations of good therapists.

With this in mind, we chat about our personal experiences with different types of therapy, how it helped us, and how it might help you... 

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Episode 8: Insecurities

May 22, 2018

Most of us have our insecurities and want to change something about our appearance... but why?! We have a chat about where our obsession with "perfection" comes from* and our own struggles with how we look... and Kim Kardashian's stupid appetite suppressing lollipop.

Also, for the week that's in it, we touch on the referendum to finally repeal the 8th amendment coming up on May 25th. Don't forget to vote! 

*Trigger warning - we touch on the likes of eating disorders and depression in this episode.

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Episode 7: One Night Stands

May 7, 2018

One night stands - gross, but gas, tales from strangers' bedrooms. We're joined on the podcast by our mate, Clodagh (@clomygod on Insta), to talk about regrettable rides brought on by the need for a self-esteem boost. Why do we do it?!

(FYI: Let it be known - 1. We are NOT saying that all one-night stands are gross and regrettable and 2. Not everyone who has one night stands is doing it because they need a self-esteem boost.)

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Episode 6: Listeners’ Problems - Q&A

April 22, 2018

Over the past few months, we've been getting messages from listeners sharing problems they're facing and asking for advice - whether its to do with sex, love, work, family... or something else entirely. What’s amazing, is that we can relate to almost every message we get in the inbox. It’s deadly. Thank you for joining the conversation and being so open to sharing.

We picked out some of these problems, put on our 'agony aunt' hats, poured a glass of wine and gave our two cents.

Disclaimer: This episode is meant to be just a lighthearted snapshot of problems a lot of people face in their 20s and 30s, and all advice is purely personal opinion. We're definitely not life coaches or therapists. 

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Episode 5: Everyone is Moving Away!

April 9, 2018

Sure, living it up overseas looks mad glam through Instagram stories, but what's it really like? We have no idea, because we're part of the minority of Irish people our age who still live in the homeland. 

We talk about why we never left, what it feels like to watch all our mates leave Ireland and how you adapt once they're gone. On the flipside, we talk to our pal Ellie Macnamara, who currently lives in New York, to ask if she's really having as much fun as we think everyone is.

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Episode 4: It’s Not You, It’s Me

March 26, 2018

In episode 4, we torture ourselves (for your listening pleasure) by delving into our biggest, most devastating heartbreaks.

We talk about why breaking up hurts so much, how we got through it and why break-ups are a necessary part of life. We also share some of the gas, mad and sad stories of breakups sent in by our listeners. 

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