Freaking the F Out
Festivals

Festivals

March 2, 2020

Was there a HINT of Spring in the air this weekend? Has it made you remember that SUMMER exists? And what comes with Summer? Festivaaaaaaaaals.  Focusing in on the more trivial aspects of our anxious minds this week we are talking all about the highs and lows of listening to live bands in the sun...or sometimes the rain and the mud.  Kelsey is a hardcore festival fan.  Maddy has some reservations.  Mainly around the portaloo situation.  There's some slightly jazzy music included in this episode...we were trying something out...but back to normal next time.  

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Break Ups

Break Ups

February 24, 2020

Break ups can be the WORST. The person you probably spent the most amount of time with is now...well...(not to quote Gotye but)...basically somebody that you used to know.  It's weird.  But is it worse and weirder if you're the 'breaker up-er' or the 'breaker up-ee'? Do your emotions differ depending on the age you are? Does it make it easier depending on the reason you've ended things? And what happens next - do you surround yourself with friends or like to deal with things solo? And what happens if you see an ex out in the wild? Oh, the HORROR.  

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Valentine’s Day with Jamie Windust- LIVE at the Vault Festival

Valentine’s Day with Jamie Windust- LIVE at the Vault Festival

February 17, 2020

 

This live episode from 14th February 2020 was recorded at The Horse & Stables pub as part of The Vault Festival and raising money for Child.org.  We were joined by Jamie Windust and, appropriately, tackled the subject of Valentine's Day and the worries that can crop up on the most romantic day of the year...and a little bit about the troubles of dating in general. It was OUR favourite V Day to date and we hope you enjoy!

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

 

 

Dating - (revisited)

Dating - (revisited)

February 10, 2020

 

This week we are delving back into the archives to look at dating.  It's Valentine's Day on Friday...so we thought it was appropriate! Ultimately, it’s really weird and most of the time you’ll have a better time staying home and watching TV in your trackies.  But sometimes you’ve got to take a chance, so strap yourself in for a discussion about the perils of online dating, going for unavailable, beardy hipsters and mutual ghosting.  This is the low down on our particular anxieties from the dating world.

Exercise

Exercise

February 3, 2020

 

Exercise! What does that word conjure up for you? Eighties aerobics? Pumping iron at the gym? Perhaps a zumba class! Were you a sporty child or did P.E. lessons fill you with dread? How much exercise are you MEANT to do a week? Do you do it more for your physical or mental health? How much money do you spend each month on the gym...and do you ever go? We found lots to be fearful of when it comes to getting a sweat on...but also lots of upsides.  Listen in, perhaps while on a gentle jog.  

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Living Abroad

Living Abroad

January 27, 2020

 

This week we are joined by Miles Otway: born and raised in London but current resident of San Francisco (or SF to those in the know).  We discuss the terrifying logistics of moving to another country, the loneliness that comes with being away from your friends and family and how home will always be home but it can start to feel...different.  Living abroad can be fantastic, but there's a LOT to worry about.  

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Miles: Twitter - @milesotway  Insta - sirskanksalot

Being a Parent

Being a Parent

January 20, 2020

 

'Being a Parent' is the hot topic for this week and for obvious reasons we had a guest on. Leoni is the editor of Noctis magazine...and mother to delightful twin girls!  There's so much to talk about and in this episode we cover things like the famed 'pressure to have it all', how you can keep your identity when you become a parent, how much the little bundles of joy cost to raise and also...SLEEP. How much do you really get and HOW ON EARTH do you cope?

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Veganism

Veganism

January 13, 2020

 

The vegan diet seems to have exploded in popularity in the last few years and people are often very passionate about it - whether they're for or against.  In this episode we look at exactly what the vegan diet is and the reasons why veganism is a choice for some.  We also consider some of the difficulties of being a vegan - when you're eating on the go, when your friends want to go to a steakhouse or when you're worried people might be making all sorts of assumptions about you at a party.  In this episode we are joined by John - an actual vegan - to help us make up our own minds about what our diets should be.  

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

January 6, 2020

 

It's 2020 baby and we're back with a brand new episode! The end of the year - and in this case the end of the DECADE - can be a good time to reflect on the highs and lows.  But what about going forwards? New year, new you? Or are you happy just the way you are?  Do new year's resolutions set us up for failure or do they give us inspiring goals to work towards? What's worked in the past and what have you given up by January 3rd? Whether you're still feeling strong in your resolutions, have fallen off the wagon already or joyfully didn't make any in the first place - listen in.  That's an easy resolution to stick to.  

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Challenges: Turning 30

Challenges: Turning 30

July 16, 2019

 

We're back with another mini-episode, this time challenging ourselves to write a letter from our 80 year old selves to our current selves.  In our main episode last week we were freaking out about turning 30...but how young would that seem to an octogenarian?  We consider what we would like to hear we get up to over the next 50 years...and what the important things are that we should value.

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

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