Make New Friends

Mary Akemon & Sienna Mooney

Make New Friends is a weekly podcast about the trials and tribulations found in the realm of friendship. Join Mary Akemon and Sienna Mooney every Wednesday as they search for the meaning of true friendship, all while sharing research, advice, and embarrassing stories!

All Episodes

Do you treat yourself the way you'd treat your BFF? Of course we all want to believe that we show ourselves as much kindness as we show our BFFs, however we may not actually have the best relationship.

Dec 2017

55 min 28 sec

Are all friendships built to last? There are numerous red flags to look out for which may signal that the friendship has reached its expiration date and it's time to let the friendship go.

Dec 2017

46 min 50 sec

Not every friendship is perfect, but some are fraught with bad habits. Mary and Sienna discuss bad friendship habits and offer tips for breaking them.

Dec 2017

1 hr

There are numerous benefits of having pets, but can pets really be seen as friends? In this episode, Mary and Sienna look at research and share their own pet stories!

Dec 2017

42 min 27 sec

Every family has a different dynamic, but can family members be considered friends? Mary and Sienna explore the meaning of family intimacy and closeness.

Nov 2017

51 min 25 sec

When someone says "I consider you my best friend" with seemingly no warning, it can be a little difficult to know how to respond in the correct way. Mary and Sienna discuss how they define a BFF.

Nov 2017

56 min 15 sec

Can opposite personalities really get along, or are they doomed from the start? Mary and Sienna explore the unique balancing act of opposite friends.

Nov 2017

52 min 39 sec

Some people avoid developing work friends at all costs. As it turns out, work friends can be a great motivator, but how? Mary and Sienna take a closer look at friends in the workplace.

Nov 2017

56 min 53 sec

Is there a difference between friends and acquaintances? Can acquaintances become good friends? Short answer: yes! Mary and Sienna share some useful tips on bridging that gap between "acquaintance" and "friend".

Nov 2017

44 min 48 sec

Why are historic and famous friendships so alluring? Does the media portray friendships differently to relationships? Mary and Sienna discuss.

Oct 2017

48 min 4 sec

On the big screen a broken friendship can be mended in a matter of moments. Mary and Sienna discuss some of their favorite films featuring strong friendship themes.

Oct 2017

39 min 45 sec

We've all been the "bad friend" at one time or another. In this episode, Mary and Sienna share tips on becoming a better quality friend.

Oct 2017

50 min 34 sec

Mary and Sienna define the meaning of "friendship" and give some advice about staying in touch with friends in this special mid-season break Q&A episode!

Sep 2017

44 min 45 sec

If you've experienced a BFF break-up you'll know all too well just how much it can hurt. In this episode, Mary and Sienna offer insight as to why that is and go over some tips for recovery.

Aug 2017

50 min 27 sec

Ghosting is when someone completely disappears out of your life and it's almost as if they were never there to begin with. Mary and Sienna discuss why it sucks and how to handle it.

Aug 2017

50 min 31 sec

Mary and Sienna define what lifelong friends are, discuss their experiences with them, and talk about how you can stay in touch as your lives change.

Aug 2017

35 min 2 sec

Mary and Sienna compare and contrast online and offline friendships, discussing the importance of recognizing the differences between the two.

Aug 2017

43 min 1 sec

Friend poaching is when two groups of friends begin hanging out without you after you introduce them and it can be very hurtful. Mary and Sienna discuss.

Jul 2017

30 min 26 sec

Are your friends talking behind your back or flaking out on plans? Mary and Sienna share some expert tips on how to deal with frenemies and fair-weather friends.

Jul 2017

37 min 44 sec

It's no secret that alcohol is a social lubricant and can ease anxiety in a social setting, but drinking can sometimes make it too easy to overshare information.

Jul 2017

48 min 23 sec

If you get locked out of the house, neighborhood friends can be super helpful, but is that all they're good for? Mary and Sienna discuss.

Jul 2017

47 min 12 sec

Summer camp is a magical time to make friends and form bonds, but do those bonds stand the test of time once camp is over? Mary and Sienna share their experiences in this episode of Make New Friends.

Jun 2017

43 min 31 sec

For many, school is likely the number one place to make new friends, but for some it's not always a walk in the park. Mary and Sienna discuss in Episode 3.

Jun 2017

59 min 10 sec

Mary and Sienna compare and contrast their friendship styles before diving deep into some friendship quizzes! Make New Friends Website

Jun 2017

1 hr 1 min

In this, the inaugural episode of Make New Friends, Mary and Sienna introduce themselves and offer a little insight into what you can expect to hear over the course of Season 1, as well as discuss why it's so dang difficult to make new friends!

Jun 2017

36 min 20 sec