(72 mins) | In today’s episode I chat with my good friend Danny about everything from peeing in the shower to middle school style, fashion week, and the point of siblings (he’s an only child). Around the 20-minute mark we tell the famed story of when I took Danny to a fashion show, one of my favorite New York memories.
Obsessed with your joint retelling of the fashion show night, the giddiness in each of your voices was superb to listen to
lol 5 minutes in thoughts:
- my boyfriend is a plumber
- he sits in the shower
- he also pees in the shower
- he drinks beer in the shower
- he also vomits in the shower rather than a toilet. i don't understand this, but he says it's easier to clean than a toilet. which i get.
i laughed so hard when danny was recounting the conversation with his mom that my arm went numb and now my handwriting is really bad
cerebral indeed :) loving the sound design
normally don't listen to podcasts because I find it hard to concentrate/don't consider myself an "auditory listener," but this one was really good. love Danny (I'm an only child too). also, your point about the nostalgia of malls reminds me of Baudrillard's theory of shopping centers as simulacra/hyperrealities, and how surreal and overstimulating (and exhausting) they can be
Hi, loved this one :) And because am not an English native speaker, heard twice not to miss the details. What’s the name of the closing song?
This seems like an unpopular opinion, but I preferred your more structured podcasts over this one! Your conversations with Avi were still free flowing but I like how they were focused around topics you cover in the newsletter and had a set boundary. There were a good few moments in this that I felt like I was listening in on a conversation I wasn't invited to (when you got into characterizing your friends for instance, I thought I was too on the outside to be part of this). You explore great topics in your writing and I think it'd be great to discuss those candidly with someone on the outside.
Also probably unpopular but as a person who typically consumes the podcast before the newsletter, I'd like if the newsletter reading came before the free-form discussion, especially if you discuss specific points in the newsletter. I know this is not the cleanest in design if we assume that people aren't listening to the podcast for the newsletter and you want to keep it separated out, so this is just one girl's opinion.
Looking forward to the next one!
Omg this ruled, Danny's comedy timing when telling a story is low-key great.
Also instead of lamenting the price of Mac lipstick maybe I should just crash a fashion party and get some freebies from the drag queens while watching Rae Sremmurd live. They never tell you that in the money diary comments alongside "please make your own coffee and buy groceries" "oh! em! gee! this gives me anxiety!".
I mean it's a lot easier to manage money and get given free stuff if you're already rich though. And I mean, in terms of the USA leading the world in terms of progress - which is basically what colonialism looks like in 2020, in terms of both, let's make the whole world more like us, and also, let's keep the free market economy alive at whatever cost including apocalypse - is that, living *not* in the US, I got to be on food stamps earlier this year at a level of income (like, basically, none but a 300-€ a month benefits package) that would probably get me told shit by Americans on the internet like "oh my god, why don't you have five grand in your 401K?" "make your own coffee" (gee I never thought of that... bitch) "stop living above your means - move back in with your parents!" "you're so irresponsible this gives me anxiety".
Then again you guys have Rae Sremmurd and Tyler the Creator. But I feel like they're more international in spirit.
There’s no way that law article you reference in recklessness actually said “she”. Loved the chat with Danny and these more loosey-goosey spins on the newsletter. Nice work!
Haley, I think you had a pretty recent reading recommendation (a personal essay, maybe) about how consumers are never truly satisfied by their purchases because they constantly crave for more. I probably was listening to one of your podcast eps so I can't remember the details or find it anymore! Does this ring any bells? Would love to be able to read the full piece :')