Gift for you 🎁
I know I said Sunday was goodbye, but I actually have one more thing to tell you! I’ve unlocked 15 of the 45 podcast episodes I recorded this year, and they’re linked below. This edit includes a mix of advice shows, interviews, and group discussions—I only excluded my solo eps. I like that my podcast has a smaller audience because it means I can be more based (lol…), but sometimes it’s annoying that nobody can share the episodes or test one out. So per end-of-year tradition, I’m releasing some.
You can listen to any of these eps in your browser, but it will be easier to just open one on your phone, click “Listen in podcast app”, and subscribe to the Maybe Baby podcast through your chosen podcasting app. That way all the episodes will just show up there like any other podcast. You’ll also find all my 2020 episodes in there, which I unlocked one year ago. I’m sorry paywalled podcasts are confusing!!! I promise it’s actually not though.
15 Maybe Baby podcast episodes from 2021
🎧: Dear Danny: On virginity, dysmorphia, & fashion faux pas | Mar 2
An advice episode on exactly what it sounds like in the title.
🎧: Good horny v. bad horny w/ Allison P Davis | Mar 23
On the nature of desire and the upsides and downsides of centering your life around it.
🎧: Fucking up as a good thing w/ Verena von Pfetten (part 1) & (part 2) | Mar 30
On feeling like it’s “too late,” bad work news, aging, and how to deal with writer’s block.
🎧: "Good taste" versus "on trend" w/ Connie Wang | Apr 20
On the difference between having good taste and being on trend, being defined by your things, “voting with your wallet,” and taking care of yourself.
🎧: Marriage & kids (or neither) w/ Leslie Price | May 25
On getting married and having kids, or choosing to do neither.
🎧: Dear Danny: Should I blow up my life? | Jun 1
Advice on feeling uncool in New York, wanting to flee your life, and getting older.
🎧: Behind the scenes of couples therapy | Jun 8
A couple therapist and a couples therapy patient talk about (you guessed it) couples therapy.
🎧: Spiraling: An Instagram Story | Jun 15
On what makes us spiral on Instagram and imagining what it would look like to embrace social media as a fundamentally inauthentic medium.
🎧: Who gets to be beautiful? w/ Jessica DeFino | Jun 22
On beauty culture and beauty standards, Botox, and “clean beauty.”
🎧: 13 going on 34 w/ Avi | Jun 29
On woke culture, turning 30, going to therapy, putting out creative work when you’re not confident in it, and getting a tattoo as an overthinking type.
🎧: Dear Danny: Can we split the bill? | Jul 27
An advice episode on whether chivalry is dead, being disappointed in how your life turned out, using soft language at work, disliking a friend’s partner, and performing yourself for other people.
🎧: Which celeb shall we project on today? | Sep 14
Pop culture roundup with Avi and Michelle on Lorde, reality TV, John Mulaney, and more.
🎧: Dear Danny: Is infidelity a deal-breaker? | Nov 2
An advice episode on cologne, body image, infidelity, moving in with a partner, road trips, how to make friends as an adult, and whether Danny is nice enough on this podcast.
🎧: Good luck & bad choices w/ Dr. Barry Schwartz | Nov 16
On the paradox of choice, comparison culture, the benefits and perils of individualism, political in-fighting, choice feminism, dating and marriage, college admissions, and more.
Subscribing next year
If you enjoy them, mayhaps you’ll consider subscribing in the new year when I’m back. For those who are new, as a paying subscriber of Maybe Baby you’ll get three emails from me every week: My Sunday essay, my Tuesday podcast, and my Friday afternoon recommendations (a mix of articles, books, movies, music, recipes, etc) called “15 things I consumed this week.” You’ll also receive my advice column and advice podcast at the end of every month. (Paying subscribers also have access to the full paid archive.) Here’s a professional graphic:
Maybe Baby is fully reader-funded, which is why I never run ads or sponsored posts or clickbait or rage-bait. Whether you decide to chip in or not, I’m grateful for the time you’ve given me this year. As they say time is money baby, so who am I to complain!! I’ll see you freaks in 2021.