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Next Door Villain

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Each episode, we dive into the mind of a well-known fictional villain, discussing what makes them who they are and why they do what they do. It may sound silly, but empathy is a skill, and if we can practice it and perfect then we might just have a chance at understanding and connecting with the real life enemies we face in our everyday lives. At the end of each episode we share a literary piece (poem, short story, monologue) written about our villain. To submit your own literary piece, go to We hope you subscribe!

Customer Reviews

Great podcast!

Tiana and Joe are smart and entertaining to listen to. They provide good, nuanced discussion on fun and familiar characters. I’m looking forward to more episodes! Subscribe! You’ll be glad you did.

A worthy task

Teaching empathy is very difficult. This podcast has really challenged me to look at people across party and philosophical differently. Not as adversaries, but as people who struggle with anxiety, pain, and difficulty like I do. I may not see eye to eye with my villains, but perhaps I can see them as people who struggle. I’d highly recommend.

Ear porn!

An amazingly unique experience with charming and intelligent host! Joe and Tiana have created a well crafted show with a lot of heart and loads of potential. They have great chemistry together and create thought provoking content. A perfect podcast to play during work. Engaging, insightful, and throughly enjoyable. My new favorite show!

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