We Just Like to Talk
You Are a Heavy Door

You Are a Heavy Door

December 17, 2018

Our pilot episode! This is slightly rougher than the others for that reason but no less interesting. We talk about our first impressions of each other, then first impressions in general.

We met while working at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery! Hear Ben confess his anxiety over not really knowing how to bridge the gap between “small talk” and more intimate conversations. Are you a “heavy door” like him?

Becky also talks about her first impressions of her current roommates, contrasting what she first thought of them with what she has learned over her first month of living with them, and Ben shares what it’s like forming first impressions of students.

We finish off with a discussion of Becky’s first impressions when using Bumble to find dates.

You can also read the episode transcript.

You Should Smile More

You Should Smile More

December 10, 2018

Welcome to our debut episode of We Just Like to Talk! Today’s topics: positivity and the flip side, toxic positivity.

Learn how affirmations and meditation help Becky through her day, while Ben practises mindfulness through knitting and relentless kindness with his friends.

In the second half, we talk about the pressure to seem positive on social media. Find out which social media platforms we think are the best/worst for this pressure. And what’s really up with models and influencers on Instagram, anyway?

Some things mentioned in this episode:

You can also read the episode transcript.