The Opposite Of Lonely

The Opposite Of Lonely
How do people find and create community and social connection?

15. What Makes a Co-House a Co-Home?
Oct 15 • 51 min
Early in 2018, six friends pooled their resources, bought a house together in Toronto, and formed a small intentional community. A little over a year later, producer Chris and I went there to learn about their approach to creating a harmonious and…
14. Asking Deep Questions.
Jul 3 • 59 min
Jan Keck designed the Ask Deep Questions deck as a tool for getting past small talk into meaningful conversations. Nadia invites some friends of the show on to test it out.
13. Walking Conversations.
Apr 19 • 41 min
Dylan Reid and Juan Gonzalez-Calcaneo join Nadia to talk about urban exploration, pedestrian advocacy, and Jane’s Walk.
12. Music Scenes.
Mar 14 • 53 min
Toronto-based musicians Simon Borer and Kristin Fung join Nadia to discuss how music has always been a part of how they connect with other people.
11. The Holiday Episode.
Dec 18, 2018 • 46 min
Writer Shari Kasman and podcaster Chris Piuma join Nadia to talk about strategies for getting through—and maybe even enjoying—the holidays.
10. Working Arrangements that Work.
Nov 12, 2018 • 45 min
Ange Friesen and Jessica Taylor join Nadia to discuss co-working spaces, “awkward digital coffee dates”, and their ideal workspaces.
9. Artscape Gibraltar Point.
Oct 3, 2018 • 58 min
We visit Artscape Gibraltar Point, an artists residency on Toronto Island, and sit down with Julia Tausch and Anna Synenko on getting away from it all—but not, you know, too far away.
8. Having a Baby.
Aug 23, 2018 • 53 min
Beth Martin and Allysun Welburn join Nadia to discuss their experiences with childbirth and new motherhood.
7. New in Town.
Jul 24, 2018 • 51 min
You’re moving to a new city! It’s an exciting chance to start fresh, maybe re-invent yourself a bit with a whole new social circle. But are you going to lose the friends you made in the last place you lived? And how will you start meeting new people? Eva…
6. Parties for Non-Partiers.
Jun 19, 2018 • 49 min
Diane Campbell and Chris Piuma join Nadia in being ambivalent about the whole party thing. So, for non-party people, what makes a party actually enjoyable? Is it better to show up early, or late? When you realize you’ve been talking to someone for too…
5. Talking to Strangers.
May 28, 2018 • 56 min
Anesh Daya (On the Spot Language) and Robbie Stokes Jr. (The I Talk To Strangers Foundation) join Nadia to chat about the great things that can happen when people start talking to each other; the things that can go wrong, and how to handle them; and the…
4. Social Awkwardness.
May 3, 2018 • 56 min
Ah, social awkwardness: Where would comedy be without it? I think it happens when the scripts our social interactions follow get disrupted, and nobody knows what to do next. Rebecca has some theories about it, and also the funniest stories. Michael thinks…
3. Sociability and the Single Woman.
Apr 20, 2018 • 51 min
As a “relationship virgin,” I wonder whether I even want a relationship anymore, or just feel like a weirdo for not being in one. Melissa describes her current status as “willfully single” — she’s focusing on building other meaningful relationships in her…
2. Siblings.
Apr 5, 2018 • 46 min
Daniel is the youngest of three kids; Vanessa’s a middle child from a large, blended family. We talk about how older siblings mold the younger ones’ tastes and ambitions, how sometimes staying good friends with your siblings as adults means setting some…
1. Gezelligheid.
Mar 21, 2018 • 40 min
Dylan Reid and Wendy Banks join Nadia to talk about confraternities, libraries, and whether socializing was simpler for our parents.
0. Coming Soon.
Mar 1, 2018 • 2 min
Coming soon! The Opposite of Lonely is a podcast about how people find and create community and social connection. Each episode, Nadia will pick a topic, call up a couple of smart, interesting people, and have a conversation about it. We’ll talk about the…
The Opposite Of Lonely Episode Guide.
Feb 28, 2018