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How do I quit feeling so jealous of successful friends? Can I befriend my ex? Should I ask my coworker why she unfollowed me on Twitter? Every week Jenn & Trin answer your questions about friendship! We try to advise on the tricky stuff that's making you feel weird. Write us your questions at Friend… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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August 5th, 2021


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Be Expensive

July 28th, 2021


Class solidarity means paying your friends fairly! But sometimes, our buds would prefer a little special treatment, even if we can't reasonably give …

Jenn I Love You

July 23rd, 2021


After seven years, it's the beginning of the end. This is the first of the last three episodes of the Friendshipping podcast.  But good news for all you Friendshippers: this is also the beginning... of the beginning?! …

Let Me in Your Freakin' Van

July 16th, 2021


Our asker this week lacks one of the MANY very specific skills that society asks us all to have, and guess what? It ain't that big a deal! Tune in this week for a spirited conversation about how bad cars are. We also go …

Lie to Kevin

July 8th, 2021


If you want to know what your friends want, you’ll have to either ask them, or search your memory banks in hopes you can recall what they actually …

No Saving This Friendship

June 24th, 2021


If there’s one thing we at Friendshipping Incorporated can promise you, it’s that if we read your question on the show, we will answer it to the best of our ability. Today, we give an answer that nobody wants to ever …

Bad Faith Contrarian

June 17th, 2021


In this absolute doozy of an episode, our asker hopes to save a long-term friendship that has recently plummeted down the toilet. Unfortunately, his …


June 10th, 2021


In this week's thrilling installment of Friendshipping, we're discussing pre-grets: The regret-like feelings that plague a person before anything bad has even happened yet. We'll also cover making tough choices, kicking …

Inconsiderate Doofuses

June 3rd, 2021


Friendship and Food are two of our favorite F words. But sometimes the etiquette of dining with pals can be a bit tricky! This week we'll discuss screwing up, doing better, and cringing quietly to yourself every night …

Fun Looks Different

May 27th, 2021


A new, interesting, and difficult thing has occurred: this week’s asker is going through a life transition and experiencing bittersweet nostalgia. …

Keep it Fresh in the Bedroom

May 21st, 2021


A group of friends is fracturing, and now there are far too many group chats for this week’s asker to keep up with. Let’s take a deep dive into the impermanence of friend groups, the importance of stated boundaries, and …

Just Some Freakin’ Guy

May 15th, 2021


I'm fixated on one friend who doesn't seem as invested as I am. In fact, I find myself obsessing about our level of communication. I feel caught in this loop of waiting to be talked to, and sending messages that don't …

Brand New Baby Bi

May 7th, 2021


Alright folks, let's say it one more time, with feeling: Crushes are mostly meaningless. And past crushes? Extremely meaningless. This week, we'll …

Friendship Scones

April 29th, 2021


Here's an episode about how to talk to your friends about your break ups, or how to not talk about them, if that's your preference. And don't miss our new segment, Adding Jenn's Name To Song Titles!

CWs: divorce, brief …

Thawing After The Deep Freeze

April 22nd, 2021


In this week's episode, we discuss the astounding fact that we can start seeing people again, and what that might mean! A special thank you to Jamie Sanchez for guesting as our expert extrovert:

Any Trash Animal Will Do

April 15th, 2021


You are cool and interesting, and people want your time. Unfortunately, you are a mere mortal human. You can't just give out your time and energy …

Thighs on the Internet

April 9th, 2021


It's springtime now folks, and you know what that means: everybody's itching to go out, and everybody's getting vaccinated. Wooo! Though it's still …

Clarify, Reassure, and Move on

April 2nd, 2021


When seeking advice about joking around with your pals, asking two people who have a podcast about friendship and also occasionally write comedy for …

You're a Billy Zane

March 25th, 2021


Roommates: can't live with 'em, can't afford an apartment without 'em. Sometimes they're friends, and sometimes they're just another human being …

Happy Hour, Am I Right??

March 18th, 2021


When your coworkers describe themselves as a close knit dysfunctional family, are you obligated to participate? This week, we'll talk about how very healthy and normal it is to have a job that is "just a job." We'll …

General Advice from the Elderly

March 11th, 2021


Teens these days have a lot going on! Too much, if you ask us. This week we'll discuss never going to therapy, always protecting your energy, and occasionally telling your friends information about yourself sometimes. …

Fuckboy Book Club

March 4th, 2021


A very nice bisexual woman has been repeatedly failed by the members of her book club—and not just in the normal ways, like never reading any of the books! Instead, they're failing her in much more disappointing, …

Eggs, Eggs in a Basket

February 25th, 2021


Extroverts in the pandemic. Much like dark matter, our calculations suggest that they must exist, but we've had no hard evidence or firsthand …

The No Meme Zone

February 18th, 2021


There are few things more frustrating than attempting to take an Internet Cleanse... only to be continuously derailed by memes from your pals. This week, we'll discuss discouraging your friends from sending you links to …

What Your Screams Mean

February 11th, 2021


Tale as old as balls: All of your friends really love doing ONE THING together, and it's the ONE THING that you simply do not want to do. Today's …

Every DnD Group has a Dave

February 4th, 2021


No matter how cool you may be (and we're pretty sure you're super cool), every human being in history has experienced rejection. This week, our asker …

Ideally We’ll End Up in Hobbit Holes

January 29th, 2021


Today’s asker brings extremely relatable content: How can I be in touch with my friends, without actually expending the energy to have a conversation? We’ll discuss leaving “love packets” for your pals, the benefits of …

Every Damn Day, I am Fucking Up

January 21st, 2021


I haven't heard from my friend in a long time. Like: a lonnnng time. Are we still friends? This week, we discuss how equally valid all of the …

The One who Looks Gayer

January 14th, 2021


We're not gonna mince words here. The asker's two best friends became best friends themselves, stopped talking to the asker, and moved in together. Allow us to be the first to say: What the fuck? Today we'll discuss …

Don't Let Your Friends Be Your Guitar

January 7th, 2021


How do I maintain friendships if I have a very, very limited social battery? This week we discuss how to keep yourself charged while still putting in the work and being a supportive, loving friend. Content warnings for …

A Pooper Situation

December 31st, 2020


My roommate films the whole damn apartment when he’s on Discord. Is it normal to have Good-Smelling Room Spray in your bathroom? Cohabitation in the …

Got my Zoom Eyebrows On

December 24th, 2020


We found the only people on Earth who are consistently, meticulously getting ready for Zoom calls, and they are driving this week’s asker a little …

A Really Long Bong Hit of Friendship

December 17th, 2020


Alone time: a precious commodity in these trying times. How can I ask for and receive alone time when I'm stuck inside an apartment with two other …

A Walgreens Friend

December 11th, 2020


"My neighbors in having parties, not wearing masks in our apartment common spaces, and in no way following pandemic protocol. What can I do?" We've …

The Red Hots

December 3rd, 2020


A listener wants to know how to best support her friends right now, even as she is feeling bad herself. This one's about managing the rage, ADHD coping mechanisms, and what you can do for yourself between therapy …

Your Anger Can Be Reasonable

November 23rd, 2020


"I’m quarantining, and my friends are not. What can I do?" This week, everyone we know is staying home and not breathing on anyone, including the …

Give It Up For Burping

November 19th, 2020


My friends are stressed. Can I tell them to take a break from the news cycle? Our answer is yes, no, maybe, and sometimes! Here's an episode about absorbing the world's crap like a Bounty paper towel.

-5000% on the LSAT

November 12th, 2020


This week: we're here, we're very tired, and we're discussing envy between friends. What if you and your friend want the exact same darn thing, but your friend is coming by it much more easily than you are? Also: Jenn …

Back 2 Cool

October 23rd, 2020


We're back, we're online, and we're not entirely sure if we remember how to talk to people. Let's find out!
This week, an asker wonders: When should I …

Ok Now Do This Work Forever

June 4th, 2020


What is the right thing to do? What should you do when you tried to do the right thing, but ended up doing the wrong thing? We hope you’re in the …

Quit it with the Sack Tapping

May 22nd, 2020


The first asker is caught between two friends going through a sudden divorce, oh no!
The second asker isn't freaking out about COVID, and can't understand why everyone else seems to feel differently. Hm!!
Most …

Hork Down a Pie!

May 14th, 2020


Sometimes, you just need a little more. We’re here to help you figure out how to effectively ask for it. How can I get my friends to talk freely about their guilty pleasures? What can I do to encourage my buds to …

Low Stakes Vandalism

May 7th, 2020


First up: “I was out on leave and I’m worried my coworkers are resentful that I’ve been gone. What can I do to feel less terrible about this?” Then, …

Bonus Episode: Animal Crossing Etiquette

May 4th, 2020


Today on this here podcast, it’s all about being polite on our favorite utopia simulator, Animal Crossing. What’s the tea on Blood? Do you leave a …

Turn Off My Face

May 1st, 2020


“My friend mailed me $50. She’s the worst, right?” This week, Jenn wonders if there’s a gas leak, Trin deeply mispronounces “Oregon,” and neither of us can quite wrap our brains around an asker who feels grievously …

The Butter Garage

April 23rd, 2020


Is it okay to like having time off from work? Jenn and Trin tell you the hard truth about enjoying your life. We also get down with house envy, the …

Steamboy 3000

April 16th, 2020


Mary Tyler Moore, the real one*, wants to know how to deal with the guilt of her shelter-in-place privilege in relation to her friend Ethel, who has …

We're All Depressed Here

April 9th, 2020


How can we fight off the terrible dark feelings of pessimism? And what can I do when my friends set up wayyy too many group video calls? I don’t have anything else to do, and they know it, so I feel like I have to go to …

Huge Powerful Energy

March 26th, 2020


How should I check on my friends while we're social distancing? Is asking "how are you?" a silly question right now? We're all in this alone …

OK Mildred

March 12th, 2020


My friend sends me extremely long text messages. Paragraphs and paragraphs. All the time. Can I clue her in that this is a little much for me? This one's got advice, a little bit of Love is Blind, a little bit of …

A Lunar Eclipse Happens

February 27th, 2020


We've got a listener who is new to town! "I (he/him, gay) was lucky enough to graduate from college and move to Chicago.
How do I go about finding …

Double-fisting Fire

February 20th, 2020


"I told my best friend not to share my pronouns with his parents so they don't tell MY parents, but he did anyway. How can I move forward from this?" …

Dad's Power Tools

February 13th, 2020


"I’m throwing a Galentine’s Day party. I’m not sure if I should invite my (AFAB, she/they) non-binary friend. How can I do this without making them …

Rich Euro Aunt

February 6th, 2020


Do you have to make nice and visit with your distant family members? In this episode we discuss your obligations, if any, to your family and buds. Frankly, you gotta wonder: what's the point of having an aunt in Europe …

Don't Email My Wife

January 30th, 2020


"My friend is undergoing a volatile divorce. It's making him angry and impatient, and he's even made a few jabs at me. How do I handle this?" Allow …

Gooey Weird Things

January 23rd, 2020


"I've become friends with my massage therapist, and now when I go in for an appointment, we end up just hanging out instead of giving me the massage I need!" Here's an episode about boundaries with friends who also …

Trash to Treasure To Trash

January 16th, 2020


We hear from a listener in an open marriage who wants to maybe make a move on a new friend. This episode's got everything: Oscar snubs, metalworking class, make a haiku together, and even some advice. Content warnings …

Tallahassee vs. The World

January 10th, 2020


Do you HAVE to be friends with your partners friends? No, you do not. Look, some friendships just aren't meant to work out. Just people are meant to …

It Better Be Gay

December 19th, 2019


This one's about people who flake. Some friends just don't show up when they say they will. Some friends are unreliable. When's the right time to cut the cord and move on? Let's discuss! Please note: content warning for …

Friends With Absolutely No benefits Whatsoever

December 13th, 2019


A question older than Father Time: Can I be friends with my ex? SHOULD I be friends with my ex? In this case, we're here to give you a resounding and …

Always With The Pissing

December 5th, 2019


A listener wants to know how to be a better roommate, especially because her roommate is too midwestern to say what they need! Meanwhile, Jenn & Trin go places they have never been before. Stick around to the end …

Two Wood for One Sheep

November 27th, 2019


"I am going to be a bridesmaid next year for a friend. The problem is, this friend has some very offensive things about another friends of ours--like doubting her struggles with suicidal thoughts and depression." This …

For Clearer Skin, Pour Ranch Dressing On Yourself

November 22nd, 2019


This week, we tackle: "I'm in a group chat and one of the participants has blocked me. We used to be friends, but we're not any longer. I hate that she thinks I'm toxic because I'm not the same person I was back then." …

Hey You Funky Gals

November 14th, 2019


"My friend's boyfriend won't leave me alone on Instagram." This episode is literally about someone sliding into your DMs. Listen as we become physically and emotionally overheated! Content warnings for discussions of …

Taking Emo Seriously

October 31st, 2019


Collaborating with your pals! Sometimes it goes poorly! The question: “I was working on a professional project with my friend. She completely botched …

Let It Be Awkward

October 24th, 2019


"I have a friend who brags about himself constantly. Every other conversation he starts is about how desirable, intelligent, or successful he is." …

You Might Enjoy Fun

October 17th, 2019


What if you don't like the person your friend is dating? Can you speak up? Let's discuss the many shades of this very common and confusing topic. Plus. intriguing update on the snail front! Content warning for light …

Reach Across the Aisle to Slap ‘Em in the Face

October 10th, 2019


Trin is mad online, Jenn finally meets Trin’s snails, and capitalism ruins the party yet again. What can you do about friends who continually try to entrap you into selling crap (makeup, jewelry, Tupperware, sex toys, …

When Your Roomba Runs Away

October 3rd, 2019


Trin cleans off her fire escape, Jenn unloads her feelings about her former neighbors, and together your humble narrators make a stabbing attempt to answer this question: How do I decide who to be friends with? Who is …


September 26th, 2019


Jenn shares what is delighting her this week, Trin manages her snail eggs, and a listener writes us to ask if it's OK that she doesn't have or want friends because she just is too exhausted between work and parenting. …

Reintroduce the Cats

September 21st, 2019


Great question this week. A listener asks, "How do I know when I'm wanted in social situations? How can I tell?" We've got first-hand insight into this one, as well as snail eggs, night lotion, and hey, do you want to …

Snail Baby Registry

September 12th, 2019


A listener brought a friend into her D&D group. New friend is not really acclimating so well. In fact, the other folks want him out! How can you …

Underwear On Your Arm

August 29th, 2019


A listener wrote us and said they made a bunch of positive life changes and now feel like they need to leave their old group of friends. But first we …

Succulents and Ferns

August 22nd, 2019


Best friends, college buds, road trip friends... you can be all of these things! Or none of them! This week, a listener wrote in after they took a …

Sharks With Dream Powers

August 15th, 2019


A listener lended out her favorite kitchen mixer to a friend who has not given it back. And this friend now also has a crush on her! We love this question very much. We also love snails, sharks, the ocean, fish tubes, …

Sorry to Muffy

August 8th, 2019


Scooters are all the rage! And by that we mean, they're making us feel rage. This week, we heard from a listener who wants to know how to move on from a past hurt: years ago, her friends didn't give her the help she …

Dang Good Losers

July 30th, 2019


Jenn got married, Trin's snails are happy, and a listener loves to play board games with her friends but is feeling a liitttlee uneasy about how she keeps losing at them. Allow us, two certified losers, to help you with …

Being a Jagweed Online

July 11th, 2019


Jenn has a nemesis, Trin's snails continue to enjoy their retirement, and a listener wants to know how to make friends and connections online--because their boss wants them to. Uggghhh.


July 5th, 2019


What do you do when you think a friend is crushing on you? Do you speak up? Let it go? We have thoughts. Trin’s snails are doing well btw.

Drop Out Of School, Watch TV

June 28th, 2019


What do you do when you meet a new friend who seems great, but then plants a few red flags? Do you write them off completely? Does anyone want some snails?

Iguanas, 16 of them

June 20th, 2019


A listener doesn't want to be chummy with their new colleagues. We understand! We're also going to challenge you juuust a little, though. Content …

Talk Nice To Yourself

June 13th, 2019


Jenn's softball team is being bullied online, Trin visits a spa, and a listener asks how to adjust their inner monologue so they can be be kinder to …

The Poison and The Antidote

June 6th, 2019


This week, we heard from an awesome listener who wants to support a friend who is receiving bad treatment from her family for being gay. Strong content warnings for homophobia, discussion of religion. We threw in …

Crashing on Couches

May 31st, 2019


If a friend is visiting the city you live, are you supposed to show them around? Let them crash on your couch? Skip work to hang out together? Really, what are your obligations as a host? We've got answers to this and …

Scouting DILFs at Home Depot

May 23rd, 2019


A few dedicated listeners asked us to lighten things up and talk about ourselves for some reason. Careful what you wish for. This week, no advice. …

Pretend You Have A Broken Penis

May 17th, 2019


Let's get META. Our first asker wants to know the best way to ask us a question without giving away their identity, so we went through some best practices when asking us for advice. The next asker is about to embark on …

Lube it Up Downtown

May 9th, 2019


My friend has terrible etiquette on Twitter--what do I do? Am I a bad friend if I delete Facebook altogether and sometimes miss birthday notifications? This episode it's about friendship and social media. Listen as we …

A Little Bit of Give, A Little Bit of Take

May 2nd, 2019


- My friend uses social media to brag about how busy she is with work.
- I was offered a job at a toxic company. My friends keep telling me not to take it, but I need to!

This week, it's all about: being annoyed that …

Kettlebell Classes and Other Concerns

April 25th, 2019


"I have become flooded with Facebook messages, at all hours of the day and night, with my friend pouring her life out. What do I do?" is our first question. And our second question: "My friend uses Twitter to tell …

Jorts Season, Baby

April 11th, 2019


We're stoked on spring time and excited to bring you an episode about little bebes. Sometimes you want to hang out with your friend's kids and sometimes you don't. Here are some thoughts on how to be accommodating to …

Pee Your Pants and Run Away

April 4th, 2019


What do you do when an almost-friend becomes suddenly distant and uninterested? That's our first question. We're here to tell you that it's OK to feel a little bummed. Our second question, now, got us all frazzled and …

Live at C2E2 2019

March 28th, 2019


A live episode! We swear we're getting better at these. First we consider what we've learned over the years, and then take some questions from listeners, including, "how do I tell my friend I can't afford to donate to …

Wearing Capes For Personal Reasons

March 21st, 2019


Small talk gets a bad rep. People think it's boring and awkward. But! It's actually an important tool! This week, we hear from listeners who want to …

Walk Around Like A Happy Rooster

March 14th, 2019


This week, our listeners just need a little nudge in the right direction. Our first asker wants to know how to make friends online. Luckily, we are …

You're My Best Friend, But I'm Not Yours

March 7th, 2019


This week we tackle something pretty common in adult friendships - you feel that you have a best friend, but you're not THEIR best friend in return. …

You're Not The One

February 28th, 2019


You can't solve every problem for your friends. You simply can't fix everything. In this episode, we give you permission to go easier on yourself. …

When It's Time to Quit Swimming

February 21st, 2019


"My friend puts herself down constantly. She's always insulting herself, and it bums me out. How can I talk to her about this?" This episode is …

Help, I'm Friends With A Creep

February 14th, 2019


A concerned and confused 21-year-old wrote in and asked, "I have a friend who is older, and he makes a woman in our group feel uncomfortable often. …

The New Rude

February 7th, 2019


We already know that the rudest thing you can do online is email someone's wife. So here's an episode about the other kinds of modern etiquette: keeping your headphones in, texting during conversations, and adding …

The Swamp Queens Cometh

January 24th, 2019


A listener asks how to become a functioning social adult after working from home full-time. Try keeping slippers at your desk! Then we hear from …

Let's Get Real

January 17th, 2019


How do you wind down a friendship? If your friends get divorced, must you choose between them? As a new mom, how can I tell my friends who don't have kids that I can't relate to them now? This week, we heard from a few …

The Soft Block

January 10th, 2019


Should I de-friend my ex on Facebook? How do I handle an intense Twitter crush? We attempt to answer these questions before debuting our new podcast, …

God Bless Nancy

January 3rd, 2019


What are you supposed to do when someone you barely know surprises you with a gift? What if the gift is a terrible painting? No, wait: what if it's a terrible painting that they made themselves? This one's about what to …

That's Gonna Be No From Us

December 27th, 2018


So, how was your holiday? Awesome? Terrible? Let's listen to someone else's problems for awhile. Our first question reads, "I came between a …


December 20th, 2018


Befriending your colleagues can be tricky. Especially if your colleagues happen to find your Twitter account. This episode is about Personal Twitter, …

A Hot Meal and A Warm Bath

December 13th, 2018


Jenn has a cold, Trin wants a haircut, and we both have advice for a new listener who is lonely and has frankly been through some tough shit. This …

Where's My Pwesent?

December 6th, 2018


We're back! We're back! Did you miss us? Did you miss the crap out of us? Here's an episode about exchanging gifts with friends and co-workers. One listener wants to know what the frick to do now that her close friend …

AMA - Ask Muss Anything

November 15th, 2018


All about us! Us! You asked and we answered. Who's more inspiring, Odo or Nog? What's the worst advice we've ever given? And what about gymnastics?

We'll Complain For You

November 8th, 2018


“My boyfriend is close friends with a sexist ass. I’m trying to be civil. How do I proceed here?” Well we have some ideas! We would not call our …

Let's Get Mystical About This Shiz

October 25th, 2018


Our first question asks, "I made a close friend online months ago. But my partner has no idea. It's been going on for months. How can I clue my partner in without feeling guilty for hiding it from him?" This episode is …

Gender is Weird in Los Angeles

October 18th, 2018


In this very special episode, we consider how you can best support your non-binary friends. Discussion of pronouns, gender spectrums, and why we let boys run into the street but not girls for some reason. A million …

Drop a Smoke Bomb and Run

October 11th, 2018


This week's theme is all about confrontation! Bringing up the thing that's bothering you! Our starting question: "My best friend has been in a long-distance relationship and it's making him SO UNHAPPY. I think they need …

You have Great Hair, Your Personality Sucks, I Love Your Shoes

October 4th, 2018


It's time for a group activity. The first asker is going on a road trip with old friends and we're fully clenched on her behalf. The second asker's …

Friends Push Each Other on Swing Sets

September 28th, 2018


A concerned listener asks, "My partner is smoking a lot. More than she has before. How do I approach this with her?" In response, Jenn and Trin put their heads together and deduce that weed is funny. Surprise …

Satan is Coming to Get Ya

September 20th, 2018


This episode is all about BOUNDARIES! How do you quietly back out of a friendship with someone who is asking time you don't have? How do I manage friendship with a somewhat famous person I admire? As a woman, how do …

XOXO 2018

September 13th, 2018


Live from XOXO Portland! Failed jokes, crowd work, pesky microphone habits--this episode has everything you never asked for. We also managed to give some advice on awkward small talk, making friends at conferences, and …

Meatballs All The Way Down

August 30th, 2018


Did you know that your friend recites sonnets in their sleep? Or that they take 28 minutes to make a bowel movement? Or that they get hangry when you failed to give them the bananas they require? This is the kind of …

The Return of Toby Diaperman

August 23rd, 2018


How do I get my friend to stop selling me stuff? What are the best ways to support my pal's comic book shop? Can I spar with my co-worker over Girl Scout cookies? Please note that in spite complaining in this episode, …

Come Collect Your Sad Friend

August 16th, 2018


What's the etiquette for a locked Twitter account? What do I do if my co-worker won't stop requesting to follow me on my private Instagram? Should I …

Show Me The Beast

August 9th, 2018


When is it time to cut the cord and move on from old friends? And when is time to tie the knot and hang on? These are huge questions that we don't …

Oof My Knees

July 26th, 2018


Am I overstepping my bounds if I comment about my friend's health? This episode is all about listening to your doctor, gym etiquette, and sexy hot personal trainers. Content warning for discussions of exercise, …

Hail Corporate

July 19th, 2018


We are Friendshipping
and we’re here to say
Jeff Bezos sucks in a major way.
That being said, let’s discuss how to be cool to your friends when they …

Live and Nervous at the Moxy Hotel

July 12th, 2018


It's Trin's birthday and it's Friendshipping Live! Raw! Uncut! Sweaty! Listen as we down cocktails and discuss gift-giving etiquette, group plans, and how to change up your social life when you feel like you're a …

Concert Etiquette

July 5th, 2018


Our askers have questions about going to concerts! One wants to ignore their friends at concerts, and one has a Cool and Famous Friend and doesn't …

Being an Open Window

June 28th, 2018


In this episode, we do our best to answer: Uh, is this [interaction/feeling/action] weird? As two weirdos ourselves, allow us to tell you: YOU BET YOUR ASS IT IS! Also keep listening for the third question, which is one …

Punch You in the Mouth with Facts

June 22nd, 2018


Sometimes we receive questions that are just beyond our ability to answer. That's why this week, our esteemed friends Billie and Kat of the UnLearned Podcast are here to assist with questions about friendship and race. …

Vegan Dreams

June 14th, 2018


An asker wants to know how to better support their spouse who has decided to be become ... oh my good gracious ... a vegan. Here's some tough love from Jenn and Trin, with a side of PLANTS! Yum.

Be Your Own Daddy

June 7th, 2018


What's a good way to show your friends you're proud of them? Well that's a real sweet question and we've got some ideas! We've also got a wild story about a fake girlfriend that is so good it needs its own Netflix …

Please Respect My Bedtime

May 31st, 2018


Maintaining friendships once you reach your mid-30s has a few special challenges. Starting with: "My friend doesn't. leave. She insists on extending our hangouts for hours and hours. She's even just spent the night." …

Tales of Coniferous Vegetables

May 24th, 2018


Your friend has taken a new lover, and now you're certain you are being replaced. Youch, that hurts. Have a listen to this episode as we apply some soothing aloe to that sting!

Skiing and Surfing

May 17th, 2018


"My friend had an extreme reaction when I mentioned that I am interested in trying a recreational drug." In this episode, we discuss how you don't have to tell your friends EEEVERYTHING about yourself. In fact: maybe …

We’re All Dumb Here

May 3rd, 2018


This week we tackle one of the best questions we’ve ever received: How can I get my friend to stop being so physical and touchy with me? Come for the advice, stay for the surprise fruit delivered to your office! This …

Could You Show Up And Not Yell?

April 26th, 2018


When is it appropriate to dance my face off? Can I sneak alcohol into a dry reception? It's a wedding episode! Listen as we make a wild attempt to …

I Will Piss On Your Sidewalk

April 19th, 2018


"I want to reconnect with a friend. She's blocked me on Facebook and we haven't talked in years. Where do I begin?" Stop right now, thank you very much. You don't need someone with a human touch. You need Trin and Jenn …

Jogging While Wearing Jeans

April 12th, 2018


"I want to be friends with more men, how can I make that happen?" is our first question. And our second: "My friend is trying to hook me up with a bit of a dud. Do I suck it up and go out?" You can prrrrrobably guess …

It Doesn’t Matter What Word It Is

April 5th, 2018


Your buds don’t get a pass to call you whatever words they want. A friend called our first asker a B Word (not Butthole), and then alleged that she …

When In Doubt, Shut Up

March 22nd, 2018


This week it's all about physical appearances and how that can impact a friendship! Topics include:

- My friend won't do anything (camping, go to …

Damnit Meryl Streep

March 15th, 2018


Listeners sent in some great questions this week that really moved us. "I fucked up ten years ago. I was a teenager. Can I make amends?" and "My friend said something crappy to me a few months ago. It's still bothering …

Putting the "Significant" in "Significant Other"

March 8th, 2018


This week's theme is: badness. Bad feelings, bad behavior, the whole deal. Our first question is "I've been unfriended by two people in my life. …

In It For The Women

March 1st, 2018


If you've ever felt jealous of someone else's creative success, this episode will give you an entire THIRTY SECONDS of relief and happiness before you just feel jealous again. Also we start a bloody rivalry with Do By …

Just Full of Whimsy

February 22nd, 2018


Hey, Jenn here. I just got off the horn with legal and they advised us against posting this one, but guess what? We're bad to the bone. So enjoy this episode where we answer the most important question of all time: …

Feats of Strength

February 15th, 2018


To celebrate three years of making this show, your humble narrators discuss their favorite topic: themselves. Trin shares what made her laugh today. Jenn reflects on the glory days. And if you glean any wisdom from this …

Don't You Wish You Were A Whale?

February 9th, 2018


A listener asks, "My friend REALLY unloads on me. The heavy stuff. I'm worried about her! How can I help?" We've got a few ideas! Are they good ideas? Who's to say. At least this episode is funny. Also, Trin's got a new …

Speaking up or Shutting up When Shit's Awkward

February 1st, 2018


Holy HECK, we cover miles of territory in this episode. It’s all about speaking up — or deciding not to.

Listeners ask:

- My boss wants to be my …

You Don't Have To Be Nice

January 25th, 2018


In this episode, we discuss how it's possible for you to be both 1) kind and 2) impolite! BELIEVE IT. We also offer some suggestions for dealing …

Give Me More Than Emojis

January 19th, 2018


"I'm a touchy kind of person but my friends aren't. How do I approach this without making anyone uncomfortable?" and "I'm in a group text with 14 people I barely know. It's all baby pictures. How do I get out of this …

Golden Retrievers and How Many Snakes is Too Many Snakes

January 11th, 2018


It's 2018 and we're backstreets back, ALRIGHT! Miss us? In this episode we tackle "My co-worker is just too OUTRAGEOUSLY FRIENDLY for me" and "When I vent to my friend, she gives me advice and tries to fix everything, …

Maybe You're in The Wrong Greenhouse

December 21st, 2017


A "cactus friend" is a pal who doesn't need a lot of watering or sunlight to feel loved. Did you know that term? Now you do. We think our friend Kate made it up. In this episode, we kinda-sorta lovingly lecture one of …

It's Getting Crowded in Here

December 14th, 2017


Is it possible to have TOO many friends? WE KNOW this sounds like a humblebrag. We swear it is not. Here's an episode about feeling socially overwhelmed, spreading yourself too thin, and caring for your inner introvert …

A Mistake Did Become Made By You

December 8th, 2017


"I texted about my friend ... TO THAT FRIEND!" and "My two friend groups are fighting. I'm stuck in the middle. Now what?" This episode is all about handling conflict and then moving past it. Also, if you thought the …

It’s Time We Discuss Marriage

November 30th, 2017


Is it okay to not allow booze at my wedding? How do I navigate my sister-in-law's nasty divorce? Check out this episode about weddings, marriage, …

Merry Chrimbus

November 23rd, 2017


The holiday season is upon us and we've all got a bad case of the Travel Butt. This week, we're giving advice about all of our favorite holiday …

Bitch I Own Two Swords

November 16th, 2017


How do I learn to friend again? How can I help my distressed friend who lives far away? Today’s episode is about bad feelings, and naming the mean voice in your head after your least favorite character on the American …

Touched By An Angel

November 9th, 2017


This week, we've got two questions about feeling SHUT OUT. If a friend (or a group of friends!) is making you feel like you don't belong, this is the episode for you. Relax your rectums and enjoy this feel-good episode …

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll

November 2nd, 2017


"Should I tell my friend to quit smoking?" and "My friend plays video games all. damn. day." This episode is all about that E word: ENABLING--what to …

Stop Right Now Thank You Very Much

October 27th, 2017


Our first asker wonders how to get closer to a friend who doesn’t want to be alone with them. Another asker seeks advice on confronting a friend repeatedly for a mistake. And finally, in our grand finale, a listener …

Are You Kitchen Pals or Are You Kitchen Friends?

October 19th, 2017


If you see something, say something! Maybe! In this episode we discuss if and when you should tell a friend who is feeling low that you think they …

Don't Forget Your Bravery Juice

October 12th, 2017


Partying, partying, YEAH! This week, we got a question from a listener who says they're just bad at attending parties. Luckily we've got a whole slew …

IRONFORGE, Long Has it Been

October 5th, 2017


We're Jenn and Trin and we're here to say: you do not have to be nice and giving tuh-day. You don't have to do crappy favors for friends all the time. And you don't have to forgive people who wrong ya. In this episode, …

Romantically Interested In Your Gums

September 28th, 2017


Friends, we've uncovered something very interesting: dentists love Trin. DENTISTS LOVE TRIN. If you don't want to hear about teeth and how much fun Trin has at her dental cleaning appointments, skip ahead to 7:15 …

You Don’t Have to Hang Out With Tom Felton

September 21st, 2017


Hey everyone, Jenn and Trin here, just a coupla podcast bad boys giving advice that's so dangerous and naughty you can't bring it home to mommy. We start off by offering survival tips for attending a bachelor party when …

This is Your Brain on Drugs, This is Your Brain on Horny

September 14th, 2017


You'll need SPF 150 for this red-hot episode. Our first asker wants to know what to do when you've got a "good friend" who is sexist. As you can …

You Can’t Get Into This Bathtub With Me

September 7th, 2017


You’ve got 99 problems and your friend asking to come over to your house everyday is all of them. In this episode, we discuss the polite-but-firm way …

The Roommate Drama Special: Do You Know Where Your Mops Are?

August 31st, 2017


Lil pop quiz for all you roommates out there. When was the last time you swept the kitchen floor? How about cleaned the toilet? Do you even know HOW to clean the toilet? BAM, you’re on notice. In this episode we …

So You Didn't Get Your Plant

August 25th, 2017


"I helped my friend get a great job. Now, they're not doing well at this job and I am pissed about it." Whoa! Okay. This episode is about helping your friends, but also butting out. Helping a certain extent. …

Sucky Eel Friends and Midwestern Dads

August 18th, 2017


"I feel like I'm a doormat. How can I stick up for myself to my friends?" Take it from Book 1 Neville Longbottom, this isn't easy to do. This week, we discuss voicing your needs and boundaries. And if your friends …

Use Your Freaking Words

August 10th, 2017


"How do I make my friends feel heard? What are some empathic words I can use?" Hey, talking clearly and directly about your feelings is difficult. …

If I Delete That, Will They Notice?

August 3rd, 2017


"I was shamed on Facebook for de-friending someone!" and "My friend leaves WAY too many comments on my posts." This week, we tackle these excellent questions about doing friendship on the world wide web, the final …

Save the Day, Save the World (the Wonder Woman episode)

July 27th, 2017


Our gushing review of the new Wonder Woman movie and the friendships it celebrates. Steve Trevor and consent, Etta Candy and female friendship, Ben Affleck barely appearing -- this movie rocked our ass. Diana will fight …

Doing the Most Good and the Least Bad

July 20th, 2017


We here at Friendshipping, LLC accept all political views, unless your political view is shitty. This episode is about choosing to accept your …

Know Your Angles

July 6th, 2017


Find out how Trin supports the long distance friends she never sees and when Jenn realized she was becoming a capital-a Adult. In this light-hearted …

Highway to the Friend Zone

June 29th, 2017


We got a great question from a student at university (that means college) about taking your friendships to the NEXT LEVEL. Maybe you've got a dozen …

Get Some Plants and Play The Sims

June 22nd, 2017


Are you constantly worrying about your friend's bad life decisions? Always helping your pals move apartments? Giving rides to the airport? Organizing …

I'm Problematic and So Are You

June 15th, 2017


So I made a sexist crack, and I feel bad about it. Now what? Can I apologize? Even though it happened months ago? How do I move forward? Am I bad? …

Why Are You Crying In This Restaurant?

June 8th, 2017


One time Connor Oberst emailed Trin at 2:00 AM and you have to listen to find out why. Or you can listen for the actual advice, which is about handling awkward, I-don't-want-to-talk-about-this conversations with …

When You Have Irreconcilable Differences and Five Extra Bones

June 1st, 2017


How to handle a messy friend break-up and keep your cool when you suspect someone is talkin' shit. This episode is all about zooming down the high …

So Many Apples Tall

May 25th, 2017


Listeners ask,"How do I introduce the person I'm dating to my friend group?" and "Is it going to be weird to bring my friend to a family wedding?" This episode is all about dating, friends, feeling weird, and wedding …

The Friendship Awakens

May 18th, 2017


Friendship is the foundation of Star Wars, so we allowed ourselves an episode to get into the significance of Rey's first desert scene, Finn and his …

Take Your Friends to a Loud Eater's Club

May 11th, 2017


How much advice can we pack into one episode? LET'S FIND OUT! We tackle a whole slew of questions that are big and small, important and silly. "How …

Ask Me About My Pocket Nuts

May 4th, 2017


Listeners ask: "I want to have a birthday party with booze. Can I invite my friend who doesn't drink?" and "I'm a new baby vegan. What's the protocol …

Meet our twins, Dave and Gary

April 27th, 2017


This week we got an awesome and tough question that really tested us: "My friend's kid is turning into a jerk. Do I speak up?" We have some thoughts on how to handle little Dave and little Gary, but if you decided to …

All About That Dip, Baby

April 20th, 2017


This week we tackle the worldwide phenomena known as "sports" and discover that sports are basically D&D in disguise. Our first question is: "I don't care about sports but my friends really do. Do I need to make …

Bean Mush

April 13th, 2017


You've probably got a friend in need. A friend who is struggling. You do! In this episode we offer some small, everyday things you can do to help -- things that don't cost a ton of time, energy, or money. So have a …

Joe Biden's Face (and a special live episode!)

April 6th, 2017


Jenn's had the flu all week, so while she's been chugging Pedialyte and disinfecting her doorknobs, Trin was kind enough to edit our live episode from Very Very Fun Day. For this one we held a workshop: How Not To Be A …

You Might Be An Asshole (but you're not doomed)

March 30th, 2017


Pobody's nerfect! We share some of our significant fuck ups, the moments when we were the assholes in a friendship. Let's improve together! We have …

Dust That Can Know Itself

March 23rd, 2017


Hey! This is the most intense, honest episode we've ever done! We interviewed each other and got into our struggles with self-worth, insecurities, some memories from childhood, and going to therapy. There's laughter, …

Manic Pixie Dream Cheetos

March 16th, 2017


"My friend is a serial dater and he thinks he is in love with every woman he goes on a date with." How do you tell him he's *probably* not? DO YOU EVEN? We're back after a brief hiatus to bring you some sexy advice. …

Work Work Work Work Work Work

February 24th, 2017


Business business BUSINESS! Step right up for business! This episode is about working and hiring your friends. We start with the question, "I asked a friend to design a logo for me. It's terrible. What do I do now?" …

You're Doing The Right Thing With Your Face

February 16th, 2017


Do you have a friend who makes you feel forgotten? On the regular? Whaaaat if you have a friend who nitpicks things about you, like your appearance? …

Butthole Tendencies

February 10th, 2017


If you thought LAST week was a rollercoaster, well, get ready for this one. We answer the question:
"I’m part of a marginalized community. I’ve had …

Baby's First Outrage

February 2nd, 2017


An episode about being new to the fight! We answer, "How can I stay woke enough for my friends?" and "My friend can't turn off the politics and it's …

Not to Pry, But

January 26th, 2017


You want to know what the hell is going on in your friend's life, BUT you definitely don't want to pry or make them uncomfortable. What do? Also, …

Silly Garbage People

January 19th, 2017


Give us your hand, and let us go on a journey...a long journey....into YOURSELF! Sorry, that was weird. Basically this episode is all about introspection and meta-thinking and examining your own behavior. We answer …

The Width, Depth, Length, and the Girth of a Friendship

January 13th, 2017


ALRIGHT, we went for it. This episode is about coping with the end of a friendship. You may not want to close the door, but it could just be friggin' …

Silver Medals and Hulk Hogan

January 5th, 2017


Have you ever felt like a runner-up in a friendship? Second best? Not good enough for your own pal? We discuss "ranking systems" in relationships. Trin invents a name and rich backstory for one of our askers. Hang in …

Howdy, Partners

December 30th, 2016


It's the taint of the year and we're back with advice! This one's all about friendship as it relates to romantic partners. "My girlfriend is better to her friends than they are to her!" and "I've been seeing this guy …

Engage Hobbit Mode

December 22nd, 2016


This week we get into doing friendship while you're depressed. Should you muscle through and hang out with friends, or go into Hobbit Mode? We …

Trolls and Email Etiquette

December 15th, 2016


Not to be all braggy, but this might be our best episode. Ever? Yep. It's full of sound advice for handling friends who show thoughtless Internet …

Ghost Stories and a Communication Breakdown

December 9th, 2016


Ghosting is when a friend just, POOF, disappears! And neglects your friendship. Without explanation! It's EXTREMELY COMMON and it extremely sucks. So what do you do then? Call? Write another email? Send a muffin basket …

One Out of Ten Weird

December 1st, 2016


How do I connect with my older sister? Should I try to hang out with my cool cousin even though our families aren't close? A timely episode for the …

At Least Oprah's Getting Married! Also, pal-atics

November 17th, 2016


The election's done and we're all coping with bad, dark feelings. Here's our attempt to provide you with some coping mechanisms so you get help yourself first and then get your ass out of bed to get to work to help your …

You Huge Nerd

November 10th, 2016


You're a nerd. Your friends are nerds. But are you good at being a nerd, or do you need a brush up? This week, we discuss making your friends watch Stranger Things, and being nice to jocks. We also get slowly drunk …

Different Stokes for Different Frolks

November 4th, 2016


The blinding relief of finishing our Kickstarter campaign must've been hitting us hard, because this episode is JAM PACKED with goofs, chortles, and belittling Ringo Starr. We did manage to give out some practical …

Red Flags, Negging, and James Eat World

October 25th, 2016


This week a listener asks, "I'm distancing myself from a toxic friend. What are some red flags I should look out for in the future?" We list some …

My Taco Juice is In Your Hand

October 20th, 2016


This episode was recorded live with an adorable audience at NerdCon! Jenn may have been hungover but that didn't stop us from dropping knowledge all …

Cut My Life into Pieces, This is My Book Report

October 12th, 2016


Look, we talk about emotions and empathy and social cues a lot on this here podcast. It's kind of our thing! But we're overdue in addressing that …

A Personal Bubble of Your Very Own

October 6th, 2016


A listener sent in a really important personal question this week: How do I deal with a friend who is too physically touchy-feely for me?

Kickstarter Joy and Winter Squash

September 29th, 2016


A very loopy episode as we celebrate our Kickstarter project, and then dive into this strange concept known as: feeling joy. Discussion topics include: the time Trin met Will Ferrell while he was wearing sweatpants; …

But My Stories Are On

September 22nd, 2016


Uncle Joseph Biden sent us a fax in the middle of the night begging us to do an episode about the election. We never turn down urgent requests from …

Life Rafts and Water Noodles

September 14th, 2016


A discussion of when your support network of friends kind of, um, won't stop trying to support you even if you don't really want their support. We start with the question, "I'm a very private person. How can I tell my …

Making Friends (or not) in Geek Spaces

September 8th, 2016


A very special episode that isn't an episode at all, actually. Got ya. This is our live audio recording from our Making Friends in Geek Spaces panel. We also gave an exciting announcement...and that announcement is a …


September 1st, 2016


Bill and Steven guest host while Jenn and Trin are out on assignment. They're men! What? Crazy. It turns out being men in friendships isn't all that different than being any other gender! In this modern age, even men …

Don't Tweet the Thing

August 25th, 2016


Say you're throwing a party but you maaaaybe don't want to invite every single person you know. Hey, that's fair. Just don't brag about it all over Facebook. This week we discuss party invitation etiquette, especially …

The Ding-Ding Broke

August 18th, 2016


"My friend got an awful, obscene tattoo" and other bad decisions your friends make. Also, Jenn finds a slide whistle. (Content warning: lots of …


August 11th, 2016


ATTENTION: lots of people want it, and not everyone can give it to you. What should you do when your friend ignores you for their boo? How do you …

Gams Up To There

July 14th, 2016


"How do I compliment my friends when they post sexy selfies?" and "Can I tell my friend her sibling is hot?" We cover lots of new territory in this episode and yell NO way more than usual. Enjoy. Oh, have a content …

Let's Get Involved

July 7th, 2016


How do I make new friends? Why am I so bad at small talk? Can I learn to carry a conversation as well as NPR's Terry Gross? And other concerns.

Happy Birthday Jenn!

June 22nd, 2016


Today is Jenn's birthday and I, Trin, recorded an episode about it. Posting episodes and writing summaries is Jenn's job and honestly it's really hard, thanks Jenn for everything you do. I'm having a lot of trouble …

Give Hermione A Heads Up

June 15th, 2016


New this week: we rapid-answer a range of questions, including, "Does my husband need friends?" and "Is it okay to buy the same clothing item as a …

Friendship with Exes

June 8th, 2016


Some tips for gently rebuilding a friendship with your ex or exes. Or maybe deciding not to do that after all because they left with your suitcase …

Make Harvey A Real Boy

June 2nd, 2016


"I do freelance favors for friends and colleagues. Am I being used?" and "Am I obligated to promote all of my friends' Kickstarter projects?" If …

Community & Event Management From Two Introverts

May 25th, 2016


When your friends RSVP to your thing but then don't show up. Youch!

Links mentioned in this episode:
Uplift Together

Your Crush Probably Isn't That Big of a Deal

May 11th, 2016


It's 2016 and people still wonder, "Can Dudes and Ladies ever just be friends without crushing?" Holy dang, let's get into it!

There Has Been No Giggling

May 5th, 2016


"My long distance friend has stopped answering my texts" and "I'm sick of driving my friend everywhere." An episode about resentment and the hard truth of long distance friendships. Things do get a little heavy, so we …

You're Not His Jedi Master

April 28th, 2016


"My friend is stagnating professionally - how can I push him with love?" and "My friend cheated. Do I tell her boyfriend?" In this episode we discuss when intervene with your friends and when to back the heck off.

PAX Pep!

April 21st, 2016


A short, special episode about PAX! Where we'll be, what we're doing, and how we'll cope with stress!

Silent but Deadly

March 30th, 2016


All about handling friends who are ignoring you. Giving you the silent treatment. The COLD SHOULDER. Brrr.

I've Been Getting More Fiber

March 23rd, 2016


A discussion about peer pressure based around two questions: "My friend is badgering me about getting a boyfriend" and "My friend is continually telling me to go to therapy. I don't know that it's for me." Content …

Steal the Declaration of Independence

March 16th, 2016


This week, we discuss dealing with friends who are problematic and say shitty things! Let's be kind and forgiving to others, but protective of our …

I Can Buy My Own Dang Shirts

March 10th, 2016


Pet sitting. Giving rides to the airport. Moving furniture. Friends help one another! But let's examine that doing favors can get complex. There's a fine line between doing something nice and obligating someone to thank …

One Big Ridiculous Demand

March 3rd, 2016


How do you turn a frenemy into a real friend? When is a frenemy relationship too toxic? Wait, WHAT EVEN IS A FRENEMY? Let's get into it.

The Unfairness of Life

February 25th, 2016


I messed up, but it wasn't my fault! What to do when you didn't do anything wrong but it's up to you to fix it anyway. This is what we call The …

It's Not Dumb to Feel Sad

February 11th, 2016


Here are some thoughts about being good to yourself and your friends while Valentine's Day celebrations are shoved down your gullet. [Please note …

Happy Friendship Day!

February 4th, 2016


We just found out that today is Friendship Day, so here's a list of activities that are better with friends. We don't need booze and drugs to have a good time: we're all hyped up on FRIENDSHIP.

Emotional Dumping Ground (and Sexual Pooping?)

February 4th, 2016


Being roped into a "third date" conversation when you're really on a *first* date is awkward as heck. Here's how to adjust, and measure how close you are with your friends & acquaintances.

Dealing with Petty Feelings and 69 Dresses

January 28th, 2016


Our topic this week: jealousy! If you've ever harbored envious feelings toward a friend's successes (and you definitely have), this is the episode for you.

Fuck it, Someone Else Do This

January 18th, 2016


Being the "planner" or the "parent" of the friend group can get exhausting. Even worse: if your friends bail on your plans constantly! BUT WAIT: we've still got sympathy for those who bail.

Trinstagram and Jennternet

January 7th, 2016


The Internet can be a roaring dumpster fire of negativity. It's also where we personally meet new people and make our friends feel loved. In this episode, we tackle moments of friendship that are made possible through …

One Sink Fire is Funny

December 24th, 2015


This week, we discuss tactics for doing a very awkward, difficult thing: confronting your friends when they embarrass you. "My friend gets way too …

When Your Friend is Hagrid

December 17th, 2015


We've gotten this question a few different times: what do I do if my friend has a blindspot when it comes to how badly behaved her dog is?!

The Art of Apologizing

December 10th, 2015


You done fucked up. We all have! Here's how to make the necessary apology, without asking for a reward in return.

The Holiday Episode: Be the Molly Weasley You Want to See in the World

November 25th, 2015


The holidays can be fun and relaxing! And maybe also: not relaxing, expensive, cold, tedious, stressful, and full of family complications. Here's how …

Thanks For Being Wrong

November 13th, 2015


Improvising what to do when your friends are just being incorrect dinguses.

Nicki Minaj's Instagram

November 5th, 2015


My friend downplays her accomplishments constantly. She lacks confidence, and she has no idea how cool and smart she is. Aarghh!!

Put This In Your Moleskine Journal

October 29th, 2015


The mean girls episode.
Some friends will be bad influences on you -- they'll turn you into a version of yourself you don't really like. And then it's time for some tough love. (Side note: the end of this episode …

My Feet Hurt and I Don't Want To Go To the Zoo

October 22nd, 2015


It IS possible to travel in a group without wanting to kill everyone!

Jenn & Trin improvise a few scenes: Jenn is an inflexible traveler tired enough to sleep on a bench, and Trin is her friend-dad.

Resting Sadness Face

October 15th, 2015


"When I plan an activity and don't invite the entire group, inevitably someone always feels left out or upset. How can I avoid hurting people's …

Friendship with Boundaries

October 8th, 2015


What to do when someone considers you a friend and the feeling is juuust not mutual. All about tricky relationships, especially in a work or convention setting.

Apology Not Accepted

October 2nd, 2015


A list of things you don't have to apologize for. A short episode because Trin has the sniffles.

Singin' The I-Feel-Left-Out Blues

September 24th, 2015


Some advice in advocating for yourself when you feel left out in your own group of friends!

Fellowshipping of the Ring

September 17th, 2015


This week, Jenn and Trin analyze the friendships in Fellowship of the Ring and learn some lessons from Leggles and the gang. If you haven't seen Fellowship of the Ring, please be aware that there are spoilers for this …

Being the Best Wingman

September 10th, 2015


We're back from hiatus to tackle two relationship-y questions. "I've got a single friend who doesn't want to be single. I want to help!" vs. "I'm single and my friend keeps trying to hook me up."

Mentioned in this …

Jenn Gets A Tattoo

August 20th, 2015


This week, Trin is invited along to witness Jenn's first tattoo! Listen as we grasp for metaphors to link friendship and getting a tattoo. Content warning for needles, cocaine, and Minions. This episode was recorded at …

PREVIEW: Jenn's Tattoo

August 14th, 2015


Trin tries to distract Jenn from the tattoo needle by asking her questions from friends on Twitter. A twitter friend asks, "What's your favorite …

Jealousy, Perception, & a Friendship Workshop

August 13th, 2015


We address the question, "How do I handle feeling jealous of other friendships?" Includes the first-ever Friendship Workshop to sharpen your skills! Sit your ass down, class is now in session.

Bearing the Burdens: A Bummer of an Episode

August 6th, 2015


If you've got a negative friend who dumps on you all the time, this is the episode for you. We also tackle a difficult topic: "I'm friends with a …

Identifying Your Friends

July 30th, 2015


Two tricky questions this week about finding your friends:
- Is becoming a successful creator myself the only way to befriend like-minded individuals?

The Peptalk

July 24th, 2015


A short impassioned rally to get you through your day.

Random Rapid-Fire Questions

July 16th, 2015


We took the week off to answer questions about the podcast itself, Bioware videogames, Harry Potter, and Chris Pratt's jeans.

Mentioned in this episode:

- Jenn's angry blog post about Jurassic World

Mo' Money Mo' Problems

July 9th, 2015


Money in friendships can be hella awkward. I've got a friend who owes me money! How do I get it back? And my friends eat at expensive restaurants all the damn time.


July 2nd, 2015


How to navigate friendships in the workplace, meet new friends, and then keep them after you've left your job.
tw: vagina jokes, and mild body horror.

Friends with Babies

June 25th, 2015


How do I tell my friend who's a new mom that she's working too hard at it? What if I don't want to babysit? How to be good to your friends who have kids.

Thanks, but no thanks

June 18th, 2015


How to properly thank your friends for the nice things they do. Jenn & Trin share their controversial view on receiving thank you notes.

The Outsiders

June 11th, 2015


What to do if you feel like you're on the outside of your friend group, like Neville, and how to want to make friends with "better" people. Includes a lengthy Harry Potter discussion!

Advice on Giving Advice

June 4th, 2015


How and when to give advice to your friends without being an asshole. For the first time in human history, Jenn & Trin disagree on how to handle …

Unfollowing Friends

May 29th, 2015


What can I do when my friend butts into my Twitter conversations? Should I ask why my friend unfollowed me on Twitter? Let's talk Internet …


May 22nd, 2015


My friend always flakes on me, my friend can't put her phone down when we're together, and other concerns. Common courtesy can sometimes get lost in friendships.

Sexiled - Part II

May 14th, 2015


Every time my friend dates someone new, I'm pushed aside and ignored. What now?

Sexiled - Part I

May 13th, 2015


My friend is dating someone who is racist/sexist/terrible/annoying. When is it time to intervene? Part I of II.

Friendshipping with Benefits

May 8th, 2015


What if I have crushes on all my friends? Do I have to be friends with my ex? And other sexy questions.

Ghosts of Friendships Past

April 24th, 2015


Seeing old friends will make you feel weird and that's okay. Here's how to handle high school reunions, friendships that have faded, and other …

Friendshipping: Clicking with Family

April 17th, 2015


Aubrey & Angela of the Doubleclicks guest-host to answer sibling-related questions. What if my friends like my sister more? How can I do friendship at my grieving brother? How can I get closer with my siblings?


April 10th, 2015


The best friend episode! How can I be a best friend when I live far away? How can I advance a friendship to BFF-status? Wait, what the hell IS a best friend, anyway?

Am I a bad friend?

April 3rd, 2015


Today Jenn and Trin decide if you're a bad friend. I mean, maybe you are a bad friend. That's certainly a possibility. Also Trin eats a smoothie with a spoon and you hear that quite a bit in the episode, sorry everyone. …

Jenn & Trin: Origins

March 13th, 2015


We rapid-fire-answer a bunch of questions, including, "is it okay to listen to this podcast if I'm a dude?" and "how did you two meet, anyway?"

Meeting Internet Friends

March 4th, 2015


Meeting an Internet friend for the first time will probably be awkward. Here are some tips for taking your friendship into offline mode.

I'm an Abbi and I need an Ilana.

February 25th, 2015


What if you feel like you've already met all of the women you could ever be friends with? What if all of your potential friends live far away?

Dare to Self-Care

February 20th, 2015


How do you balance being a good friend and being good to yourself? Jenn and Trin discuss the value of self-care to personal relationships.


February 13th, 2015


Her success is not your failure, and there’s room at the top for all of us. So move over, fuckers.

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