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Ep 1. Podcast Virgins

By Sarah Robinson on February 13, 2020

In this maiden episode, Jade and Sarah talk about the science behind why everything feels so sh*tty after a breakup, and what you can do to make life more bearable. In between, they question if they’re qualified to make a Podcast, but enjoy talking about themselves too much and power on.

Sarah walks you through an activity in the book, F*ck off and die, designed to help you through this tough time. Jade talks about whether ghosting is okay. Sarah is disappointed to discover Jade thinks it is. The pair remain friends.

This episode was dropped on Valentine’s Day, because it’s a stupid day and awesome, single people deserve love too.

Show Notes

  1. F*ck off and diefind the book here.
  2. Grieving breakups – to your brain the pain of a breakup is similar to the death of a loved one. MRI studies on brain pain centres. (Fischer et al 2005).
  3. Native American culture – we couldn’t find the podcast mentioned by Sarah, but a similar message appears in Dwellings: A Spritual History of the Living World by Touchstone Books (1995).
    “Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.”― Linda Hogan
  4. Caveman days – rejection from the tribe meant death.
    Rush, John A. Clinical Anthropology: an application of anthropological concepts within clinical settings, Praeger London 1996, p84
  5.  Quote by Marilyn Monroe
    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

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