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.
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!
Links to Things We Mention in the Episode:
- Romanian orphanages
- Failure to thrive
- Anna’s Facebook “friendship question” post
- How To Be Popular You’re Never Too Young or Too Old by Dear Abby
- The Macintosh computer
- Barre3 and Sadie Lincoln
- If Connection is Our Core Human Need Then Why Are We So Bad At It?
- And the book, Lost Connections by Johann Hari (referenced in the Medium article: Connection is a Core Human Need, But We’re Terrible at It)
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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?Continue reading “Episode 1: Hey, Nice to Meet You!”