The State of Us

3
Aug

Episode 60: Another Juicy Agony Aunt Special

We love a good agony aunt episode, and this time was no different. We got a mixed bag of juicy questions from listeners who've found themselves in problematic situations - from money woes, to friend drama and lots more. While we're in no way qualified to solve all your problems, we take a deep dive and offer up some fresh insight. Thank you to everyone who trusted us enough to message in! 

22
Jul

Episode 59: Communication is Key [w/ Maeve Acheson]

It dawned on us that really, virtually all conflict comes from lack of communication skills. With that in mind, we're joined by friend of the podder, Maeve Acheson. Maeve is a trainee therapist, the host of new podcast Take Time with Maeve Acheson and an all-around sounder! 

8
Jul

Episode 58: FOMO

...or, The Fear of Missing Out. We say it so flippantly but in actuality FOMO can lead to crippling anxiety and a whole host of other mental health and self-esteem issues. 

We talk about how Insta-stories are fueling our FOMO, share our listeners experiences with it and give some helpful tips for dealing. 

21
Jun

Episode 57: Psychedelics (w/ Ciara Sherlock)

A few weeks back, we've been hearing loads about psychedelic drugs and the use of them for recreational and spiritual and even medical use. We were mad curious and wanted to ask more Q's, SO, we invited on Ciara Sherlock - the founding director of The Psychedelic Society of Ireland. We chat to Ciara about how she became interested in psychedelic drugs, drug culture in Ireland in general and about her work as a lead facilitator of Psychedelic Experience Weekends, a programme offering legal, modern ceremonial retreats in The Netherlands using psilocybin-truffles. 

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/psysocire/

Follow Ciara on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/ciarashurlook/

 

15
Jun

[SPECIAL] Shitetalk #26: Lockdown Lifting, Pride, Black Lives Matter

This week, we're talking about our emerging from our lockdown cocoon, all things LGBTQ+ Pride and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

If you liked what you hear, you can tune into Shitetalk every 2 weeks by pledging $6 per month. 

3
Jun

Episode 56: When You Know Better, You Do Better

In the wake of the George Floyd murder, and the subsequent protests sparked by this incredibly cruel act of police brutality in the US - we felt it was important to discuss our subconscious racial biases, our inaction up until this point, and how we are trying our very best to do better by educating ourselves.

22
May

Episode 55: Listeners’ Dilemmas [LIVE]

Listen back on our Zoom live show, as we discussed problems sent in by listeners, and TRY to give a little advice and offer a fresh perspective. Thanks to the bunch of sounder patrons who jumped on the call and joined in. 

A problem shared and all that...

 

8
May

Episode 54: Coming Of Age

...Just like the rest of the country, feelings of teenage angst and awkwardness came flooding back as Lenny Abrahamson's adaptation of Sally Rooney's 'Normal People' debuted on RTE. We go right back to our coming-of-age experiences - leaving school, starting college, first loves and first heartbreaks. 

24
Apr

Episode 53: Love Lockdown

We're hearing all sorts of goss about single guys and gals getting their dating fix virtually during the COVID-19 lockdown. Video sex, zoom dates, Movie night voice noting... you guys are resourceful. 

13
Apr

Episode 52: Our Furry Pals

We're 100% obsessed with our Lola and Frankie, and it seems like all you guys are obsessed with your pets too. We chat about our current pets, past pets, and pet peeves. 

Recorded on Zoom, FYI.

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