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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.

Nov 4, 2018

Break? What break? This episode was released 2 weeks after the previous, as usual. Shrinkhala and Sarah finish the 36 Questions to increase intimacy and reflect on the takeaway messages from this exercise for friendships. We conclude: 1) haunt your father tenderly as a positive, supportive ghost and 2) ask...


Apr 2, 2018

Is there a way to hack friendship, or even love? That's exactly what the more pop-psychology minded advocates of the "36 questions" claim to do. Initially developed by psychologist Arthur Aron, these questions have been popularized through articles in the New York Times, and features in other esteemed podcasts. But can...


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.

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