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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
44 min 48 sec
Why are historic and famous friendships so alluring? Does the media portray friendships differently to relationships? Mary and Sienna discuss.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
35 min 2 sec
Mary and Sienna compare and contrast online and offline friendships, discussing the importance of recognizing the differences between the two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
59 min 10 sec
Mary and Sienna compare and contrast their friendship styles before diving deep into some friendship quizzes! Make New Friends Website
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!
36 min 20 sec