Episode 3: Exactly How to be an Awesome Friend!

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Exactly How to be an Awesome Friend!

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On the show today we’re exploring what it means to be an awesome friend! We take a deep dive into the qualities of friendship and what it means to be a good person. We discuss the key ingredients to fostering better friendships. We discuss direct and sensitive communication, advice, responsibility and intuition towards good chemistry. We also talk about self awareness and taking an honest look at one’s own performance as a friend. We value encouraging and supporting others and talk about how much boundaries and consistency can help your relationships. For all this and more, be sure to listen to the episode!

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

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An update on the bathroom lunch story we shared in Episode 1
  • Some background on today’s topic and why it’s necessary
  • Direct communication, safety and discomfort
  • The three gates that direct communication must pass through
  • Some definitions of a good friend from our social media network
  • Unsolicited advice, asking questions and the responsibility of friends
  • The chemistry of good friendship and intuitive feelings
  • How do we know we’re being a good friend to someone?
  • The importance of listening, setting oneself aside and encouraging others
  • 11 tips for good conversations from Celeste Headlee
  • Maintaining and keeping friendships through consistency and boundaries
  • And much more!

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EPISODE 3 TRANSCRIPT

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Less Alone Podcast: Season 1 Release Dates!

less alone podcast season 1 release dates

SEASON 1 – NEW CONTENT

RELEASE DATES!

  • JUNE 5TH – SEASON 1 LAUNCH! RELEASE OF EP. 1 AND EP. 2!
  • JUNE 12TH – RELEASE OF EP. 3 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JUNE 19TH – FULL EP. 3 RELEASE!
  • JUNE 26TH – RELEASE OF EP. 4 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JULY 3RD – FULL EP. 4 RELEASE!
  • JULY 10TH – RELEASE OF EP. 5 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JULY 17TH – FULL EP. 5 RELEASE!
  • JULY 24TH – RELEASE OF EP. 6 SNEAK PEEK!
  • JULY 31ST – FULL EP. 6 RELEASE!
  • AUGUST 7TH – RELEASE OF EP. 7 SNEAK PEEK!
  • AUGUST 14TH – FULL EP. 7 RELEASE!
  • AUGUST 21ST – RELEASE OF EP. 8 SNEAK PEEK!
  • AUGUST 28TH – FULL EP. 8 RELEASE!
  • SEPTEMBER 4TH – RELEASE OF EP. 9 SNEAK PEEK!
  • SEPTEMBER 11TH – FULL EP. 9 RELEASE!
  • SEPTEMBER 18TH – RELEASE OF EP. 10 SNEAK PEEK!
  • SEPTEMBER 25TH – FULL EP. 10 RELEASE! (SEASON FINALE!)

It’s LAUNCH DAY!!! + A HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection Launch Day + Huge Giveaway

This is a HUGE week! Our heads are kind of spinning with getting ready for our SEASON 1 LAUNCH of Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection that’s happening TODAY, JUNE 5TH

2 FULL episodes have been released TODAY!

Click HERE to listen to EPISODE 1 and Click HERE to listen to EPISODE 2

To CELEBRATE our LAUNCH we’re doing a BIG GIVEAWAY!

We’re giving away 30 STARBUCKS GIFT CARDS!!! YES! You read that correctly! 30!

HOW TO WIN:

1. Listen to at least 1 episode (EPISODE 1 and EPISODE 2)
2. Rate and review the podcast in Apple Podcasts
3. After you rate and review the podcast email a screenshot of your review to hello@lessalonepodcast.com
4. The 1st 30 reviews will get a $5 Starbucks gift card!

** Please note that reviews can take up to 24 hours to appear in Apple Podcasts

CLICK HERE for a super quick video about How to Rate and Review a Podcast on Apple Podcasts

💕We appreciate your support so much! 

xo, Amy, Anna, Erin 
The Less Alone Podcast Hosts 

Episode 2: The Secret to Making Friends When Life is Bustin’ at the Seams

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Less Alone A Podcast About Connection Episode 2 The Secret to Making Friends When Life is Bustin’ at the Seams

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Welcome back to Episode 2 of the Less Alone Podcast! We’ve got a ton of updates for you!  We’ve now got a website and you can now find us everywhere on social media! Today’s big topic is: How to Make Friends. There are certain intricacies of adult friendships that can sometimes be tricky (especially compared to how easy it sometimes seemed as kids.) In this episode we dive into how different life stages truly impact the connections that we’re able to make, and keep, in the long term. We also take a look at how finding friends as an adult can often be a lot like dating… how there’s a certain chemistry involved with finding people that you just “click with”. We break down what it means to find a compatible vulnerability in the friendships you pursue and how your body language can aid — or impede — building strong connections. Finally, we end the episode with some great practical tips on how to make friends. For an incredible conversation on building connections, don’t miss out on today’s episode!

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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:

  • A run-through of updates and announcements
  • Understanding the importance of having social ties in your life
  • Dunbar’s number: a level of connection lost at the magic number of 150
  • Adult friends and the impact of being in different stages of life
  • Incorporating chemistry into friendship: is it like dating?
  • Learning to adopt inherent worthiness
  • The disappointing nature of gossiping and why you should avoid it
  • Finding a compatible vulnerability within your adult friendships
  • How to use the right body language for building connection
  • Practical tips on how to make friends as an adult
  • And much more!

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EPISODE 2 TRANSCRIPT

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Season 1, Episode 2: The Secret to Making Friends When Life is Bustin’ at the Seams

[MUSICAL INTRODUCTION]

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.

[EPISODE BEGINS]

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Episode 1: Hey, Nice to Meet You!

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

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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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EPISODE 1 TRANSCRIPT

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[MUSICAL INTRODUCTION]

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.

[EPISODE BEGINS]

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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