The State of Us

29
Mar

Episode 51: 5 Dream Dinner Party Guests, Escapism & Plans For When Social Distancing is Over

We were far to distracted to delve into new topics, so we decided to do a quickfire episode touching on several topics suggested by listeners.

 

17
Mar

Episode 50: Day 1 [The COVID-19 Diaries]

We had an entirely different episode planned, but due to the dramatic change in current events, we felt how could we not talk about the absolute madness that is the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

27
Feb

Episode 49: Baby Fever (w/ Rosemary MacCabe)

Whether you want kids, don't want kids, or already have kids... this one is for you. Joined by the unreal Rosemary MacCabe (@RosemaryMacCabe on Insta/Twitter).

Inspired by Rosemary's essay for Medium The Taboo of the Childless Thirty Something

LINK:

https://humanparts.medium.com/the-taboo-of-the-childless-thirty-something-3ff51c4a15aa

 

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