The Guy Friends are back to help you get a grip, on all kinds of stuff!
A listener is still mad about a semi-betrayal from two years ago. A seasonal gig at a camp brought her close to a coworker — who then faded out to be with another girl! Fast-forward to today: despite having a boyfriend of her own and the original guy being long gone, she cannot bear to be around this other woman. How can she best handle her issues with this person? What do you do when water under the bridge still roils with the hate of a hundred storms? A hundred!!!
And a listener has been monitoring her boyfriend’s personal lubricant levels. The rate of… ~depletion~ has her concerned. But is she LUBE-SHAMING him? The Guy Friends sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide in to deliver some wisdom.
“Ride Wit Me” Acxethedeadpoet (instant crak mixtape)
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11:34 am |
October 3 2014
Our semi-hiatus continues due to geography, career changes, vacations, and mischievous technymphs. We’re slated to record a bunch of episodes at once when we next meet, so stay tuned!
In the meantime: our own producer Kate Dries lovingly abused her position to promote our podcast in a fascinating post today, which was totes nice of her. It’s a rather jarring look at the sort of abuse that jilted non-lovers so often sling from behind the ~veil of technology~
You probably don’t need advice on what to do with churls (churls!!!) like that, but if you have any other questions or comments for The Guy Friends, feel free to email us or leave a voicemail at (773) 234-BROS!
12:55 pm |
September 17 2014
The Guy Friends have returned with our first remote, ~tape-synced~ episode. We’re sorry for the…
A listener’s not-extremely close friend has some serious thoughts about her bringing a plus one to her wedding: she’s demanding it! Is it strange — boorish, even — to demand that she schlep a buddy? Who among her friends should she select as obligatory arm candy. Surprisingly, the Guy Friends manage to provide a totally reasonable calculus for bringing a bro in tow.
And a listener wants to sleep with a foreign friend whenever he’s in town on business. He’s also down, but wants it to be more than just a FWB-type situation. He wants a fully-fledged, long distance poly relationship. Because he’s also married. Writing more might just confuse you — just listen in, folks!
10:14 am |
August 28 2014
The Creep-Out Cock-Block, and Fly Fishing Out Your Bait & Tackle
After a move-related month-long hiatus, the Guy Friends are back, reminding you to be careful what you wish for…
A listener is re-watching True Detective with a guy she just started boning. As their second Sex n’ Watch approaches, she’s starting to grow concerned about a particularly disturbing scene that she knows is coming up in the next episode. Is it possible that this uncomfortable moment (which the Guy Friends have not seen) might give her lover’s willy the willies? What’s a good way to bounce back from non-sexy adult content and into the bedroom?
We round our return out with a hyper-detailed discussion on underwear flies. Didn’t you miss us?
Sam Smith -When It’s Alright (Tomcraft) (Soulblime) CC BY 3.0
2:07 pm |
August 5 2014
"Where did they go?"
"Did we do something to make them mad?"
"Will they ever come back?"
"I gave a handy to a lawyer once and haven’t spoken to him since. Is it wrong to contact him again asking for legal advice???"
We know it’s been a while, and that you’re probably wondering each and every one of these things, all of the time.
Fret not — the Guy Friends are only taking a brief hiatus due to Aaron’s move to NYC to pursue a career in technology. Once he’s settled in and we’ve perfected our methods of recording remotely, we’ll be back on our weekly grind!
1:38 pm |
July 24 2014
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