The State of Us

15
Feb

Episode 48: People Pleasing

Are you a people pleaser? It's tough to say 'no' to people and sometimes the guilt can completely consume you. We talk about learning how to not be 'Yes' gals all the time.

31
Jan

Episode 47: Vaginas

Two proud vagina owners talk about everything from UTIs, in-grown hairs and thrush, to masturbation, periods and labiaplasties. We covered A LOT of ground in this one. 

20
Jan

Episode 46: Coping with the Blues (w/ Mary Hogan)

We're in the thick of January, the most depressing time of the year (or so we're told), but we don't have to wallow in our post-Christmas comedown. We're joined by counsellor, Mary Hogan, who shares some coping strategies for dealing with anxiety, low mood, and depression.

Follow Mary on Instagram @tiny_therapist or visit her blog www.themindguide.net

5
Jan

Episode 45: New Year, Same You

Happy New Year! As we struggle to settle back into normal life after a mad Christmas, we look back on 2019, welcome 2020 and talk about our goals for the year. 

22
Dec

Episode 44: More Christmas Shite

Christmas - the highs, the lows, the pints, the chats, the engagements, the feeling like a teenager in your parent's gaff, the empty bank accounts, the food guilt. We talk all things Christmas, from our favourite Christmas movies to our best ever gifts.

6
Dec

Episode 43: How to Quit Your Job & Follow Your Dream

Most of us dream of quitting the 9-5 and turning our side-hustle into our full time job. Well, that's exactly what Ruth Dempsey, the brains behind vintage store Finder's Keepers did a few years ago. We take The State of Us on tour (back to our hometown - Bray) to chat to Ruth about taking risks and the highs and lows of being your own boss.

Check out Finder's Keepers on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finderskeepersbray

24
Nov

Episode 42: Single, And Not Ready To Mingle

Spurred on by Emma Watson announcing her relationship status as 'self-partnered', we asked our followers to share their views and experiences of being a single woman in Ireland. Particularly discussing societal pressures to find an S.O., yet being completely happy out being single. 

Emma Watson article: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/self-partnered-emma-watson-the-sudden-rise-of-the-single-positivity-movement-1.4074875

10
Nov

Episode 41: Money, Money, Money

Money makes the world go 'round, and sometimes talking about moolah can be a taboo. We discuss everything cash dollah in this episode - from negotiating salary, to earning more (or less) than your partner and everything in between.

27
Oct

Episode 40: Back to Normality

We back! For our first episode back behind the mics after a 2-month break, we take it easy and talk about what we've been up to and what it's like adjusting back to a normal routine.

4
Oct

Our First Ever Episode: ‘Anxiety’

We're still on holz, but for the craic here's the first-ever episode we ever recorded for The State of Us. It was recorded way back in 2017, and never saw the light of day until we released it as a patron-only episode a few months back. We discussed all things 'Anxiety' - probably spurred on by the anxiety of releasing a podcast for the first time.