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A community for people who hate leaving the house but also want friendship. Talking about things we find fascinating or don't understand and almost certainly getting completely sidetracked along the way with well, tangents.
105 Episodes
CW - toxic relationships, emotional & physicalThis is a tough one. In today's episode we discuss something that has been one of our most highly requested topics, trauma bonding. We know the world is heavy right now, but something we've realized is that in order to feel lighter ourselves, we must first identify the weight we're carrying around. Through this discussion, which SURPRISE went way longer than anticipated, we felt validated and freed from fears, resentment and guilt that we didn't realize still lived within us even years after leaving. We hope to give you the space to heal as well. This is a 2 part episode- part 1 today, 2 next week. I told you it went long! In part 1, we discuss the 7 stages of trauma bonding and what it can look like inside an unhealthy, toxic relationship. Please skip this episode if you are not in a place to process or bring up or hear some really tough memories. You matter more than a listen. We love you!RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCENATIONAL CRISIS ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSISTANCE Bonding: Understanding and Overcoming the Trauma Bond in a Narcissistic Relationship by Lauren KozlowskiFind the book here!Audible book - - this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
On our constant quest to understand why tf our minds do what they do, we took a pit stop in Imagination Land- specifically Imaginary Friend...Town? You get it. This isn't an actual quest and we aren't actually stopping. I've over thought this entirely too much already. ANYWAY - please enjoy one theory of where they come from, their assumed purpose and several terrifying and curious examples of imaginary friends. We tried finding funny ones but apparently parents are more freaked out than amused by them.Information shared from this article! this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
This weeks Tangents & True Crime is about an ongoing injustice that has caused years of generational trauma on Indigenous families in North America. We want to take this opportunity to amplify this tragedy in hopes to bring awareness. If the subjects of this story are triggering to you, please prioritize yourself and skip this episode. Your mental health is always what matters most. We hope that the conversation does not stop here and that justice can be served to the people most affected by the unspeakable harm caused by these schools.Resources used for this episode- this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
It was after an hour in a hyper fixation on funny 911 calls that I realized that some of them (most of them) weren't even real. Too much time had already been spent to abandon the notation so this is essentially us reading a script from a Netflix show. Please enjoy as we attempt to re-enact funny 911 calls- with a sprinkle of a history of the how the number came about. You're probably more interested in that now, huh. Great. Sorry.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
100 EPISODES!! If we’re honest- we never ever thought we’d get here and we certainly did think we’d have so many of you hanging out with us. We are more grateful to you than we can even begin to say and hope you enjoy this virtual sleepover where we continuously squeal, sniff, cry and laugh while sharing your messages. We did our best to integrate the audio but some sections may still be a little hard to hear in the car or in a house of screaming children….heads up from a friend. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all of the love & support. CHEERS TO ENDLESS MORE!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
It's that time again! We asked you to send in your hometown/workplace scandals and once again, you did not disappoint! If you can sit through 30 minutes of tangents and Love is Blind talk, you'll be handsomely rewarded with stories of mystery & mehr-dehr! That's murder spelled phonetically to read like you have a french accent and I don't think it translates well but you're not here for top tier descriptions are you?CW- SA, GroomingSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Society planted these weird seeds in our minds without us even realizing it called Fallacies. These ideas make us feel trapped in impossible either/or scenarios or completely fictitious dilemmas. We find ourselves afraid or ashamed to give up on things or move on from people or activities that no longer bring us joy because we've spent so long in that season, like time is a thing that can be wasted. We thought fallacies were going to be a fun thing to discuss and an interesting challenge used to retrain our brains - turns out we just got rage-y about politicians and the social climate of the world for an hour straight. Sorry, we know it's only Tuesday. It's gonna be a long week. Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Grief comes in all shapes and sizes, party people. We've almost all experienced a breakup in some capacity, but what is it about friendship breakups that seem to leave us lost and confused? In this weeks episode we look to the experts to help us put the pieces back together. Whether you've had a friendship fizzle out or abruptly end, whether you were the one left wondering why or the one who walked away - we want to encourage you to never feel guilty for loving yourself the most. Article Reference- this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
We're back on our bull sh*t, trying to figure out where things like Birthdays and the Tooth Fairy came from and why the Easter Bunny lays eggs? I can almost guarantee none of the origins are what you would have guessed. We also take a moment to give you a completely inaccurate lesson on Greek Mythology, just for funsies. Please leave your favorite correct greek mythology tidbit below to educate us because we clearly need it. Articles used for this episode - this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
This is a story about a girl name....BRITNEY B*TCH. The time has come for us to talk about hashtag Free Britney. It is important to note that we are mediocre at best when it comes to researching, remembering timelines and staying on track so if you came here to educate yourself on what is happening with Britney & her conservatorship, we're barely prepared to have opinions so we're definitely not qualified to translate legalities so please take anything we say with the biggest bucket of salt that you can find. We're doing our best to highlight where we think things went wrong and just how terrible the early 2000's were for pop stars & the pursuit to understand the importance of mental health. Alright, now all eyes on us in the center of your screen just like a circus.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
When life gets heavy, we crank up the distractions and humor. Healthy? Definitely not. Effective? Kind of! After our usual 30 minute tangent intro, we're bringing back a beloved game this week and taking turns guessing more Amazon products from creative and satirical reviews.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
It's time for our annual Pride episode and this year we're celebrating YOU! We are so thankful that you allowed us to be your safe space and tell your coming out and transition stories. Our hope is that your words and your experiences will be what makes someone feel seen, valued, heard, loved and at peace. Your journey matters. You are important. You're perfect just as you are. WE'RE PROUD TO KNOW YOU!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Have you ever wondered if you would still know a song if the lyrics were described like a story? We did and we thought we'd be good at it. Much like the rest of life, we were wrong. Play along with us as we try to name the tunes you submitted! Let us know how well you did or didn't's harder than it sounds!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Weeeeee'reeeeee tuuuurning, we're turning 30. If you haven't watched Bo Burnham's inside, you're really going to be lost during this episode. As two people who cannot get through anything without humor, we found ourselves fascinated by the way Bo Burnham's mind works. His new special, Inside, sparked our desire to look into using humor as a coping mechanism. So here's that....Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Your cheeks are red, face is hot, palms are sweaty, there's vomit on your sweate- you get it. We're talking about embarrassment- what it is, where it comes from & what the heck the point of it is. We're also sharing some encounters you find embarrassing along the way!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
This is true a Tangents & True Crime with us going into a full mental health check-in for the first half of the episode. Content starts at 39:00- We eventually wrap up the tangents and tell you the true crime story of Diane Borchardt- a teacher who lost her husband after some absolute suspect business. Thank you to the listener who sent this story in as her hometown scandal!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
It's that time again! We asked you guys to share more of your hometown/workplace scandals and MY GOODNESS did you deliver. We appreciate you guys so much for enlightening us to so many things that we never knew about like the conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit and that you should really double check your Hot & Ready before leaving the pizza shop.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
2, 4, 6, 8 who do we identify with? Are you as frustrated as I am that I couldn't find a rhyming word to make that sentence work? You might be a 2w3 then. WTF does that mean, you ask? On this episode, we try to explain the Enneagram. We’re giving you The Who, What, Why’s to identifying your number and how ours impact our relationships. People are serious about this ish- we’re just doing our best with your good friend, Google.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
CIARA’S HAVING A......It’s the Mother’s Day special and we’dWe’d like to thank us for us. We’d like to gift ourselves the break and relaxation we need by getting in the bath. Yep. You read that right. This episode was recorded in the bathtub. It was a much better idea in theory. In this episode we discuss some more cognitive dissonance in regards to parenting, updates on Ciara’s pregnancy and of course, way more tangents than necessary. Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
In a constant effort to completely rewrite the pathways of our brains, we introduce to you a conversation about cognitive dissonance. If you've ever enjoyed listening to R. Kelly's Ignition and felt guilty because of who he is as a person, you've experienced cognitive dissonance. If you have seen a documentary about the toxic materials in fast food or the mistreatment of animals, but still went to Wendy's later that week, you've experienced cognitive dissonance. Cognitive Dissonance is the beam of mental gymnastics and we are here to help call ours out and help shed light on how to challenge these moments of discomfort in our brains. Don't worry- we still don't even get into this until 30 minutes in so there's plenty of tangents to warm you up!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Comments (3)


my last name is Yule, this was hilarious.

Aug 24th

Nena Bray

I just wanted to say that this really hit me in me in the center of my heart and I'm going to share it with all the women in my life.

Mar 30th

Kelsey Whitehead

I like the fact you were vulnerable because I don't have many people to talk to that understands where my head is at. I needed this, thank you.

Mar 5th
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