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A silly but well-informed podcast exploring everything and anything related to friendship. Why is it so hard to make friends as adults? Can friends be "soulmates" too? Join in as two graduate students try to find the answers.

Friendly is released on alternating Sundays and is hosted by Shrinkhala Dawadi and Sarah Nason.

Mar 5, 2018

Watch out, This American Life, because Friendly just launched its first ~narrative style episode.

Anyone with siblings knows that the sibling dynamic is...tenuous at times (i.e. you often want to render unspeakable violence on to each other). But it's also a dynamic that changes over time, ideally becoming cordial, and...

Feb 11, 2018

In our grand return Shrinkhala and Sarah welcome you to a radical new seven-dimensional form of podcasting! We also interview Matt Rea and Reg Wiebe, co-hosts of the Plot Device podcast, about friendships between men and masculine-identifying folks: do stereotypes apply? How do these friendships evolve over time?...

Dec 17, 2017

In this Friendly Minute we're giving a preview of Season 2 with a peek at an interview we did with Sarah's brother, Ian. The sibs share stories to try to embarrass each other but mostly end up embarrassing Sarah, who thought it was important she try to teach her older brother moral lessons as a child.


Dec 5, 2017

For our second Friendly minute, we try something thematically different by asking each other: "Hey, if you had to be several animals stuffed inside an item of clothing, which animal would you be and why?" We may have been a bit buzzed, but we learn some new and important (I guess?) facts about ourselves along...

Nov 20, 2017

Shrinkhala and Sarah are back in a miniature episode to discuss friendships made in unconventional ways.

Have you met a friend via strange or serendipitous circumstances? Share your stories with us! Email or tweet @friendlypodcast.

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