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185: Parasocial Relationships: The Latest Viral Term We’ve All Unwittingly Encountered

This week we’re discussing parasocial relationships, what they are and how this relatively new social phenomenon has shaped the interactions we have online. Maybe you feel a real affinity to Taylor, perhaps Kim feels like your bestie or you might be a committed member of the Beehive. It may be ebven closer to home than that, maybe you simply feel a lot closer to an old childhood friend than you really are. We’ve all encountered parasocial relationships in one way and social media certainly amplifies them. But are they totally harmless or do they encourage us to believe we’re entitled to everyone’s inner thoughts?

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below: / @growthinprogresspod / @charlotte.phoebe / @helenabradbury


The Outlaws on Netflix

The Everygirl’s Complete Guide To Feminine Energy

184: It’s All Temporary: How To Make The Most Of Where You Are Right Now

This week we’re diving into how accepting everything is temporary can be one of the best ways to live in the moment and make the most of where you are. It’s all temporary, the good and the bad. It’s fleeting and no matter how hard we try we can’t make anything last long or pass faster, so why are we so bad at living in the moment? It’s easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on, dwell on the past or worry about what’s next, but we all owe it to ourselves to at least try to be a little more present and name the most of the moment we’re in.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below: / @growthinprogresspod / @charlotte.phoebe / @helenabradbury


The Last Devil To Die by Richard Osman

I Asked 4 Former Friends Why We Stopped Talking by Kui Mwai for Vogue

163: Comparison of Where You Thought You’d Be vs. Where You Are

We’ve spoken about comparison before but this week we’re chatting specifically about where we thought we would be vs. where we actually are. A lot of these personal beliefs and expectations are based on life markers of what society says we should be doing or deems “successful”. But if you had a very specific idea of where you would be at this point in your life or what you would have achieved, it can be really challenging to reconcile where you actually are – regardless of all the other things you’ve done and achieved along the way.

Just because you’re not where you’d thought you would be, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed or you’re not thriving, sometimes the path you’ve taken instead is even better than what you’d expected, or you’ve maybe realised that what you thought you wanted is no longer right for you.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below: / @growthinprogresspod / @charlotte.phoebe / @helenabradbury


The Marriage Act by John Marrs

Race Across the World on BBC iPlayer

47: Changing Priorities

The past few months have resulted in a lot of us changing our priorities, whether or not we’ve wanted to. Even when it’s been necessary it hasn’t always been easy so this fortnight we’re discussing how our own priorities have changed recently and how we’ve dealt with the impact of that.

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Becoming (Netflix)

Hustlers (Amazon Prime)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga

Protein Ball Recipe

44: Problematic Lockdown Trends

A lot of new trends have sprung up in the past few weeks. Some, like dalgona coffee and TikTok dance crazes, are fine and a nice distraction. Some aren’t so great though and the competitive nature and pressure of these trends can send us into a comparison spiral. We’re discussing them all, from working out 3 times a day to baking enough banana bread to open your own bakery. We’re all just trying to find our own ways to cope but without making ourselves, or anyone else, feel crumby.

Get In Touch / @20sarehard / @charlotte.phoebe / @helenabradbury


Prepare for the ultimate gaslighting

The Mindy Project (NOW TV)


Barre With Rod – The 90’s/00’s dance barre has sold out but keep an eye on his Instagram for more

Hamilton Live Showing: Available on Disney+ from 3rd July, no specific time

42: Staying Connected

Finding ways to stay conncted and keep in touch with loved ones is not more important than ever. There are so many thoughtful ways you can let the people around you know that you’re thinking of them, brighten their day and also maitain your own mental health and wellbeing in doing so. This fortnight we’re sharing all the different ways we’ve been staying connected, share more of our recommendations (who knew we could come up with any more after last week?) and share what we’ve been up to in these crazy times. Get In Touch @20sarehard @charlotte.phoebe / @helenabradbury / Recommendations Noughts & Crosses Jumanji: The Next Level Toasted Veggie Cashew Bowl Thin Rich Happy: 3 Things To Remember

41: The Bumper Recommendations Episode

This fortnight we’re sharing our favourite movies, TV shows, podcasts, playlists, books and cultural finds to keep you entertained during this strange time. Please get in touch with your favourite recommendations so we can share these too! Stay safe & stay home (if you can). Get In Touch @20sarehard / @helenabradbury / @charlotte.phoebe / Recommendations Safe The Stranger The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Schitt’s Creek Friday Night Dinner Race Across The World The Great Race 100 Humans Cheer You Movies When Harry Met Sally Sleepless In Seattle Notting Hill Always Be My Maybe Crazy Rich Asians On The Basis Of Sex Molly’s Game The Dolomite Is My Name The Hitman’s Bodyguard Books The Ragdoll Series Becoming by Michelle Obama Girl, Stop Apologising by Rachel Hollis Circe The Pisces The Flat Share You can also use your library card on Libby, Hoopla or Overdrive Podcasts Terrible, Thanks For Asking Nobody Panic You’re Wrong About NPR Isle of Calm Playlist Blue Sky Days by Liv Purvis Exercise Yoga With Adrienne Psycle London Instagram Peloton App 7 Minute Workout Do You Rumble Down Dog App (free till 1st May) Culture The National Theatre Youtube Channel London Royal Opera House Google Arts & Culture Zoo Live Cams National Gallery Keukenhof Tour Kitten Academy

40: How To Stay Positive

These are weird times we’re living in, aren’t they? Every day we’re bombarded with more difficult and worrying news stories, with little indication as to when any of the madness is going to end. The best thing you can do (other than stay at home, unless you’re one of our amazing key workers) is to try and maintain a positive attitude. Even if you’re usually the most positive person going, right now it’s a bit tougher than usual to do that. We’ve decided to keep it real (as usual), and chat about how difficult the past 2 weeks have been and how much everything has changed, but also share with you the tips we use to try and stay positive. Sending you all lots of love, please stay safe!

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The Fringe Of It Podcast

Bon Appetit

Episode 36: How To Make A Difference

This week we share all the ways, big and small, that you can help to make a difference both on a local level and more globally. There’s so much going on in the world right now that it can feel so overwhelming, you know you should be doing something but where do you start? We have lots of ways that you can get involved and help to make a difference. We’d love to hear about the small changes you’ve made to help make a difference so please get in touch with us and let us know.

Get In Touch / @helenabradbury / @charlotte.phoebe


Lydia Millen “Small Changes That Changed My Life”

The Trial Of Christine Keeler on BBC iPlayer

The Travel Diaries

Fashion Footprint Calculator

Reusable Cotton Pads

Beeswax Sheets

Coconut Oil Sheets

How To Contact Your MP (don’t forget to include your name and postcode or they aren’t allowed to come back to you!)

The Higg Index

Episode 27: Credit Cards

This fortnight we’re back talking about money and this time we’re exploring the (sometimes scary) world of credit cards. We’ve all head the horror stories of spiralling debt and creating bad financial habits associated with credit cards but in fact they can be really valuable and beneficial financial tools. We get into why credit cards can be so beneficial, how they can help you improve your credit rating (along with how to check what yours is and how you can use it) and we also share our favourite resources for learning more about the different financial products out there and some tips for creating good credit card habits.

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Anna Jones A Modern Cook’s Year

Tiny Rebel Brewery

Sibling Gin Distillery

This American Life: In Defence of Ignorance

The Farewell

Money Saving Expert ( A new series of Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert has just started on ITV, you can catch up here)

Clearscore Credit Checker