Make New Friends
By Mary Akemon & Sienna Mooney
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Make New Friends is a weekly podcast about the trials and tribulations found in the realm of friendship. Join Mary Akemon and Sienna Mooney every Wednesday as they search for the meaning of true friendship, all while sharing research, advice, and embarrassing stories!
||CleanEp. 24. Be Your Own BFF||Do you treat yourself the way you'd treat your BFF? Of course we all want to believe that we show ourselves as much kindness as we show our BFFs, however we may not actually have the best relationship.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23. When To Let A Friendship Go||Are all friendships built to last? There are numerous red flags to look out for which may signal that the friendship has reached its expiration date and it's time to let the friendship go.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22. Bad Friendship Habits||Not every friendship is perfect, but some are fraught with bad habits. Mary and Sienna discuss bad friendship habits and offer tips for breaking them.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21. Pets as Friends!||There are numerous benefits of having pets, but can pets really be seen as friends? In this episode, Mary and Sienna look at research and share their own pet stories!||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20. Can Family Be Friends?||Every family has a different dynamic, but can family members be considered friends? Mary and Sienna explore the meaning of family intimacy and closeness.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19. Are You My BFF?||When someone says "I consider you my best friend" with seemingly no warning, it can be a little difficult to know how to respond in the correct way. Mary and Sienna discuss how they define a BFF.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18. Do Opposites Attract?||Can opposite personalities really get along, or are they doomed from the start? Mary and Sienna explore the unique balancing act of opposite friends.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17. Friends in the Workplace||Some people avoid developing work friends at all costs. As it turns out, work friends can be a great motivator, but how? Mary and Sienna take a closer look at friends in the workplace.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16. Friends or Acquaintances: What’s the Difference?||Is there a difference between friends and acquaintances? Can acquaintances become good friends? Short answer: yes! Mary and Sienna share some useful tips on bridging that gap between "acquaintance" and "friend".||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15. Historic and Famous Friendships||Why are historic and famous friendships so alluring? Does the media portray friendships differently to relationships? Mary and Sienna discuss.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14. Films About Friendship||On the big screen a broken friendship can be mended in a matter of moments. Mary and Sienna discuss some of their favorite films featuring strong friendship themes.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13. Tips for Becoming a Better Quality Friend||We've all been the "bad friend" at one time or another. In this episode, Mary and Sienna share tips on becoming a better quality friend.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMid-season Break – Q&A Episode!||Mary and Sienna define the meaning of "friendship" and give some advice about staying in touch with friends in this special mid-season break Q&A episode!||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12. BFF Break-Up: Why it Hurts, How To Recover||If you've experienced a BFF break-up you'll know all too well just how much it can hurt. In this episode, Mary and Sienna offer insight as to why that is and go over some tips for recovery.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11. Is Your Friend Ghosting You?||Ghosting is when someone completely disappears out of your life and it's almost as if they were never there to begin with. Mary and Sienna discuss why it sucks and how to handle it.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10. Lifelong Friends: Friendship Over Space and Time||Mary and Sienna define what lifelong friends are, discuss their experiences with them, and talk about how you can stay in touch as your lives change.||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9. Staying Connected: Online vs Offline||Mary and Sienna compare and contrast online and offline friendships, discussing the importance of recognizing the differences between the two.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8. Friend Poaching and Separating Friend Groups||Friend poaching is when two groups of friends begin hanging out without you after you introduce them and it can be very hurtful. Mary and Sienna discuss.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7. Frenemies and Fair-weather Friends||Are your friends talking behind your back or flaking out on plans? Mary and Sienna share some expert tips on how to deal with frenemies and fair-weather friends.||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6. Drinking Buddies||It's no secret that alcohol is a social lubricant and can ease anxiety in a social setting, but drinking can sometimes make it too easy to overshare information.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5. Neighborhood Friends||If you get locked out of the house, neighborhood friends can be super helpful, but is that all they're good for? Mary and Sienna discuss.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4. Summer Camp Friends||Summer camp is a magical time to make friends and form bonds, but do those bonds stand the test of time once camp is over? Mary and Sienna share their experiences in this episode of Make New Friends.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3. School Friends: Elementary through University||For many, school is likely the number one place to make new friends, but for some it's not always a walk in the park. Mary and Sienna discuss in Episode 3.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2. Friendship Style: Who We Are as Friends||Mary and Sienna compare and contrast their friendship styles before diving deep into some friendship quizzes! Make New Friends Website||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1. Make New Friends: Easier Said Than Done||In this, the inaugural episode of Make New Friends, Mary and Sienna introduce themselves and offer a little insight into what you can expect to hear over the course of Season 1, as well as discuss why it's so dang difficult to make new friends!||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This Show Gets It
You know that feeling you get as a mid to late 20 something about having (or not having) friends? This show hits those feels exactly! First episode had a lot of preview for the season, but is great on it's own. It's like using science to make friends, what's better than SCIENCE? Can't wait for more episodes!
These smart ladies are putting a microscope on the nature of friendship in ways I didn't know I needed to hear. I'm excited to hear what future episodes hold!