EP1: Hey, Nice to Meet You!


Less Alone A Podcast About Connection Ep 1 Hey, Nice to Meet You!


In Episode One: Hey, Nice to Meet You! hosts Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones and Erin Linehan introduce themselves and talk about the background of how and why this podcast, Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection, came to be. They touch on the history of their friendship and how they’ve maintained it despite all having active and busy lives. This episode also touches on friendships during childhood and as adults especially in our increasingly digital world. Plus, they give nods to Dandapani, Barre3, Sadie Lincoln, and Johann Hari.

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Intro and Outro Music Credit: Night Owl by Broke for Free from the Album Directionless EP (Creative Commons License)

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Some background about why we started the podcast 
  • Disconnection, touch and failure to thrive
  • Each of our experiences with friends and connection in our early years
  • Idolizing extroverts, eating alone and reinventing yourself
  • The influence of early relationships on adult friendships
  • Who we’re hoping to reach and connect with through this podcast
  • Finding your core values and the important one we share! 
  • Societal ideals and expectation vs. our own personal connection needs
  • Connection’s utter reliance on authenticity and how this relates to social media 
  • A few take aways from our first episode!  
  • And much more! 

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Amy Moore:We are three friends exploring connection. From the coffee shop to the podcast studio. I’m Amy.

Anna Newell Jones:I’m Anna.

Erin Linehan:I’m Erin.


Erin Linehan:What’s the first topic here?

Anna Newell Jones:The first topic is connection to others. Friendship. So, do we want to talk about who we are, why we want to do this?

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How to Be Popular: You’re Never Too Young or Too Old by Dear Abby (Abigail Van Buren)

There is a booklet written by Abigail Van Buren, called How To Be Popular You’re Never Too Young or Too Old (Dear Abby).  It was written after Abby received a troubling letter from a young teen. The girl was so confused about how to make friends. It seemed no matter what she did, she repelled them. Abby’s advice:

No matter what you wear, the expression on your face is your greatest asset — or liability. Would you want to strike up a conversation with someone who looks like he (or she) is mad at the world? Well, neither would anyone else. So, if you’re wearing a perpetual frown, get rid of it. Trade it for a smile.

“You can walk down the street in any foreign country in the world, and even though you may not be able to understand a word they’re saying, when you see a smile, you get a message. It’s the universal way of saying, ‘I’m friendly.’

Abby’s booklet is pure gold, and there’s so many nuggets of wisdom in this tiny bit of writing. My favorite, that I took away from it was this:

“There are two kinds of people — those who come into a room and their attitude says, ‘Here I am!’ and those who come into a room and their attitude is, ‘There you are!

“The ‘there-you-are’ type is the winner. If you want to receive a warm welcome, remember the happier you are to see others, the happier they’ll be to see you.”

Some kids just figure this out. They have a social intelligence, that guides them. Others struggle and struggle. And they turn into adults that experience the same struggle, just with other adults.

The older I get, the more I realize how much there is to notice, and learn just by watching others make their way through this world. Abby is right. You are never too young or too old.

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Now on YouTube!

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SEASON 1 Launching June 5th!

We're PUMPED to announce that we're OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING SEASON 1 on June 5th!

On the 5th we'll be releasing TWO, yes, TWO episodes!!

We've got some fun things planned for the launch so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! (We'll announce those things in our  newsletter - so be sure you're signed up for that HERE - on Instagram, and in our Facebook community!)

Episode 1 is ALL about the foundation of who we are and what the podcast is gonna be about. It's silly and will give you some good insights about our personalities!

Episode 2 is ALL about Friends! How to make 'em, why we need friendships/meaningful connections and we include a ton of SUPER practical tips on how to make friends as an adult in our busy world!

You ready to get your listen on!?!  😁

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Less Alone A Podcast About Connection

Less Alone – A Podcast About Connection

In a world where we’re more in touch than ever but meaningful connections are lacking, 3 friends, Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones and Erin Linehan, have taken their coffee shop chats to the podcast studio.

They explore connection and showing up as your true self.


We’re working hard on polishing up our first few episodes!

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