How big a deal is it to bring one’s significant other to a family wedding? Everyone’s there, including family you haven’t seen in years, and the photos and memories will last a lifetime. So if your invitation allows for a plus-one, is it crazy-intense to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bae)? L’chiam!
And a listener had a breakup after moving away, hooked up with the guy during a brief visit, and now she’s back for good… but he’s not being too communicative. What’s going on? Is thier history acting as a blocker for a future together? The Guy Friends remind you that love is an astronaut…
Jay-Z & UGK + Kaytranada = Big Pimpin (Duncan Gerow) CC BY 3.0
3:33 pm |
June 27 2014
When and how is it best to end a causal relationship? A listener ask for the correct etiquette when it comes to executing a non-breakup. When is it acceptable to gracefully and wordlessly go your separate ways, and when do you owe them a conversation? Does it matter if you haven’t spoken for a while?
And a listener had a theoretical conversation with her best brofriend about whether she’d be the Best Person at his imaginary wedding. His fiancée had a purely rhetorical thoughts to the contrary. Is our listener’s friend-in-law being unreasonable or old-fashioned? Does she even have a say? The Guy Friends advise RSVPing with the utmost delicacy.
Jason Derulo Ft. Snoop Dogg - Wiggle (Bassel Remix) (DJ Bassel) CC BY 3.0
1:21 pm |
June 20 2014
~Sexxxi pixx~ n0oDz Lascivious daguerreotypes. You get the picture. But how concerned should you be about those images falling into the wrong hands? Are there ways to mitigate the risks of them going rogue? Or should we be avoiding this practice altogether? And what do guys do with them once they have them? The Guy Friends weigh the pros and cons of our generation’s most-cherished art medium.
And a more serious segment about acceptance in the wilds of conservative Michigan. A gay listener’s date bailed on attending her best friend’s wedding because her fiancée is a homophobe, and his family isn’t likely to be much better. How should she parse her partner’s feelings? Is she allowed to begrudge her choice even a little bit? And where does the best friend fit into all of this?
LOYAL VS AEROSOL CAN VS BEAT IT~~DJ B M O 7 S~~REGGAE REMIXX (♛~MotskeeMusic~♛) CC BY 3.0
2:22 pm |
June 12 2014
We don’t know where you live, but here in Chicago it’s finally decent outside, and the Guy Friends are so excited that it’s all they can talk about.
Tune-in for a careful consideration of the pros and cons of summer dating. Is it all that different? Are porch and stoop hangouts worth the unbearability of sweaty snuggling? Is it easier or more difficult find a summer bae? Please hit us up if you think we missed any!
Christina Aguilera vs. Ariana Grande& Iggy Azalea - Your Problem (DjPyromania 2) CC BY 3.0
1:44 pm |
June 5 2014
We lost a week to business & pleasure on multiple fronts, but The Guy Friends will be back very soon! In the meantime, enjoy another Guilt-Driven Link Roundup:
We hope that satisfies your unslakable lust for #content. New ep coming soon!
EDIT: Oh and this was really good.
7:58 pm |
June 3 2014
A listener is in an otherwise-great relationship, but wants more… in bed. How can she best bring up her particular proclivities without bruising the fragile, fawn-like ego of her boyfriend? When & where should she broach the issue? Guy Friends suggest you go for the gold — the opportunity costs are high when you’re missing out on pleasure.
And we’ve said on the podcast before that you need not heed your friend’s discontented murmurs about your significant other… but of course there’s an exception for everything. At what point is it appropriate to tell your friend that their Sig O sucks? What degree of dick-itude is necessary to speak up? And how do you play it cool when your own Sig O choices are called into question? The Guy Friends warn that a dick should only be cleft in twain with Solomon-esque wisdom.
You Make It Flash [Chromeo Vs. Queen] (dsaintradio) CC BY 3.0
1:35 pm |
May 23 2014
It’s our yearly Mothers Day episode! The Guy Friends’ own Moms called in with questions, and we dutifully responded without sounding impatient or like we had something better to do!
Aaron’s Mom calls in to discuss family gaming moments. Are there any memories of card or board game from our youth that resonate? Did any of them serve as a ~teachable moment~? We call our Moms’ bluff.
And Josh’s Mom has a super-deep question about legacy. What sort of imprint does a Mom leave in the fabric of space and time? What deeds and qualities will we remember them by? This question is really, really deep!
And Lauren’s Mom calls in to commemorate the occasion with a real tear-jerker. We’re a MESS right now!
Fleetwood Mac - Littles Lies (JPL Remix) (DiscoCuen) CC BY 3.0
11:20 am |
May 18 2014
The Rules of Dating. What are they? Are there any? Are there at least a few guidelines? If you were to summarize the bulletpoints in an easy-to-read, illustrated pamphlet stowed away in an airplane seatback pocket, where in the fuselage would the emergency exits be located? The Guy Friends remind you that tampering with another’s heart is a felony.
What to do about those Facebook messages from strange men that are little more than an Announcement of Male Existence? Friend of the podcast Katie Heaney pondered this in a recent blog post and the Guy Friends weigh in. Is it worth it to engage with a blistering salvo of life-changing knowledge bombs? Or is discretion the better part of keeping your sanity?
Fancy vs. Rack City - Tyga and Iggy Azalea (Mashup!) (DiLaurentisMashups) CC BY 3.0
4:44 pm |
May 9 2014
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A listener ponders whether she has an obligation to dump a dude that… she’s not interested in? Is it reasonable — or allowable — to continue seeing someone that you’re sort of Meh about? Are there legitimate alternative reasons why one might stay with someone such a dude? Just… be real, guys.
And a twice-slept-with guy failed to impress another listener. Is he worth a third shot (as a rhetorical question — she’s going to dump him anyway)? Maybe there’s a perfectly understandable explanation for why this potential (?) sex god wasn’t able to perform according to her expectations… right? Right?!
Crazy in the Deep (Gnarls Barkley vs. Adele) (LUKEINTERNET) CC BY 3.0
10:24 pm |
April 30 2014
A listener broke up with her boyfriend after she moved — now he’s moving to where she is, and she’s interested in getting back with him. There’s just one problem: his friends don’t like her. Just how much should one care about how dude’s friend regard them? Should you make any moves to right any perceived wrongs? You don’t have the tune in for the answer: No, no you do not.
A boo’d up listener laments her friend’s unabiding & melodramatic thirst. Every perceived slight or unreturned glance from a dude sends her full tilt into lamentation! How can this patient pal deliver the necessary #knowledgedarts of self-love and self-reliance to her friend without burning a bridge (or going crazy?)?
wait what - over empathy (drake vs crystal castles) (wait what) CC BY 3.0
9:34 pm |
April 24 2014
It’s late at night when your phone illuminates. Deep in the pit your stomach, you know what awaits: an extremely sexual text from your drunk platonic dude friend. A listener got a handful from a taken man-buddy of hers, promising a cornucopia of oral delights. Yet he seemed ashamed of these sexual textuals when she confronted him about them. So what’s the deal? Is their relationship any different?
And someone wants to know if there are any compliments, pick-up lines, or come-ons that have worked on the Guy Friends. Are there any phrases, gestures or general attitudes that can reliably get a dude to Open Sesame?
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady (Pecoe Edit) (breakzlinkz) CC BY 3.0
4:18 pm |
April 19 2014
It’s an ultra-rare Dudepisode — in going through the questions from our infamous live show, the Guy Friends found a few interesting Dude Queries to think about. We hope you enjoy:
The post-breakup stuff swap. How does one gingerly and very practically negotiate the delicate logistics of trading one’s mortal pelf with an ex-betrothed? What if they said they never want to see or hear from you again? Should one seek to broker an in-good-faith trade? Or should one simply move on from what the Lord taketh away, and celebrate what he giveth?
And a valuable question about everyone’s favorite topic: DICK PIX. Our male friend wonders if a dick pic has ever “worked.” We all know that sending an unsolicited picture of your penis to someone is bad, but —
…sorry — we do know that’s bad, right? The Guy Friends give some much needed perspective to those who are taking their selfies at all the wrong angles.
Something About You (Chromeo & Solange Knowles x Louis La Roche & Ad Apt) (DJ Topsider) CC BY 3.0
11:52 pm |
April 9 2014
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In this episode:
When is it time to DTR (define the relationship)? A listener asks for a reliable rubric for creating a proper context around whatever it is that you’ve been doing. Should one ask after… one month? Three months? 100 sexes? The Guy Friends can’t speak to whatever you and yours are doing, but they both agree that the DTR is on a Need To Know basis.
And what would the Guy Friends do if they felt pressured to perform a GRG (Grand Romantic Gesture)? Would they, like… do a dinner cruise thing? How much does that cost? Or like a candle-lit dinner thing? I dunno… organize a flashmob? WHATEVER. How should we navigate the treacherous terrain of bombastically-unrealistic expectations in this day and age? The Guy Friends remind us all: it’s the thought that counts.
Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) (DJ Keith Marshall’s Tomorrowland Blaster) (DJ Keith Marshall) CC BY 3.0
12:14 am |
April 2 2014
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In this episode:
A listener struggles with her casual hookup’s staunch conservatism! As a strict Republican, he’d restrict her reproductive rights if it were his call… and yet, the boning continues apace. Should she cut him off for his politics? Where does the actual sex factor into this debate? The Guy Friends… well, frankly the Guy Friends tread pretty lightly on this one — this is America, dude.
And a listener has questions about the social pressures around men and dancing. Is the Average Joe expected to trip the light fantastic with an Usher-like canniness? The Guy Friends assure you that in today’s world, even a little groove goes a long way.
Fallin’ - Alicia Keys (Miroslav Losonsky Remix) (Miroslav Losonsky) CC BY 3.0
12:08 pm |
March 29 2014
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In this episode:
A friend can’t quite get past the thought of her boyfriend constantly hanging out with his cohort of female grad students… lithe, supple grad students. A certain measure of jealousy is healthy — but how much is pushing it? Can the Guy Friends help her get over these semi-rational hangups? Tune in for a doctorate-level course on relationship Zen.
And how does one elegantly transition from texting to sexting? The question held a gasp on her lips as the Guy Friends’ rough hands groped at her soft mysteries with the ferocity of a dire wolf. Her mind was a blur between their deep, hungry kisses. If the Duke were to discover us…
Redial (Blondie feat. Ludacris and Gorillaz)(@marcfaletti) CC BY 3.0
6:59 pm |
March 19 2014
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