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BBXX: Let's Get Intimate!
66 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
Humans of Intimacy: Keep It Simple
BBXX Founder, Sasza Lohrey, interviews her sister-in-law for a follow-up of our last of Humans of Intimacy, "Teamwork Makes The Dream Work," to get the other side of the story. We talk about her life story, what shaped her view of relationships growing up, common misconceptions of relationships, foundational qualities of a relationship, lessons in communication, the role of luck, how to stay positive in difficult moments, and lessons learning in parenting.
73 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode 61: The Power of Expressing Apology
We discuss the five languages of apology, their relationship to the five love languages, tips for a healthy relationship, expressing apology, as well as the power of apology in conflict resolution. Dr. Jennifer Thomas is a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, leadership consultant, and psychologist who helps people know what to say in any situation, including one of the most complicated situations of them all: when giving an apology. She has co-authored the book, “When Sorry Isn’t Enough” with Gary Chapman, author of the bestselling book and the world-famous concept of the “5 Love Languages” in which they present relationship-changing research for understanding love, the power of language, forgiveness, the impact of a good apology, and the art of giving an apology in the right “language” in order to be recognized by the person on the receiving end.
73 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Humans of Intimacy: Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
BBXX Founder Sasza Lohrey interviews her very own brother for the pilot episode of an exciting new sub-series, Humans Of Intimacy. He talks about what influences his view on relationships growing up, how his perspective of relationships has evolved, and what advice he would give to the younger version of himself. He discusses how he learned to express himself emotionally, struggles in the beginning stages of his relationship with his now wife, lessons learned in communication, the role of authenticity, and how to be true to yourself in a partnership.
88 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Episode 60: Communication is Key
Deborah Tannen is a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and the author of countless books about how the language of everyday conversation affects relationships. We learn about the different ways we each interpret conversations and interactions and break down the foundational concept of individual conversational style. We explore the “metadata” of conversations, demonstrating empathy vs. power, the influence of family in shaping our communication, the role of communication in a partnership, and gender differences in communication styles.
77 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Episode 59: Mental Health Across Cultures
Lilly Wang spent two years traveling the world learning about what mental health looks like in different countries and across cultures. She also spent that time developing a much deeper understanding of her own struggles with mental health. As we explore the definition of mental health and how it looks different around the world, we talk with Lilly about the lessons learned from her journey and how travel allows us to discover a more authentic version of ourselves.
77 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Episode 58: How Our Stories Shape Us
We talk with Dr. Jamie Goldstein about the power of story and the practice of narrative therapy. We discuss how stories create meaning, the importance of recognizing that stories are multi-dimensional, and how language shapes our stories and our identities. We learn about how to identify a “dominant narrative,” separate the person involved from the actual problem itself, and the healing capacity of “externalization.” Lastly, we share tools and actionable advice for exploring aspects of narrative therapy on your own.
84 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Episode 48: Standing By vs. Being An Ally (2/4)
"Rape is not exclusively the product of a few bent and twisted minds but a result of [cultural] belief systems." In this week’s podcast interview, we discuss the effects of the “rape myth,” the limitations of sexuality and rape-supportive beliefs, the influence of media violence, and the implications of the acceptance of violence against women. Our guest Neil Malamuth is a professor of social studies and communication at UCLA and interdisciplinary social scientist who studies violence and conflict. This episode contains a trigger warning.
7 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Recommendations & Reviews: Boogie Nights
When I decided to watch Boogie Nights with a few friends, I was expecting a comical satire of the porn industry in the ’80s. I was surprised to find that, instead, it was a less comical yet much more profound cultural statement piece that I had expected.
9 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Food For Thought: Contradiction vs. Complementation
Studies of highly creative people and highly successful people, such as the one by the psychologist bestselling author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, have shown that a dynamic set of seemingly opposing characteristics is a very important part of what makes them tick. “Contradiction” or perceived cognitive dissonance is hard for our brains to process, so we often categorize the world and people into boxes, think even of our of ourselves as being either at one or the other end or the other of the spectrum for many personality traits. The world isn’t so simple and neither are we. The good news is that our “contradictions” can actually be quite complementary, not only to each other but to our success in life.
13 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Food For Thought: Curiosity vs. Criticism
Whether it’s meeting a new person or talking to someone in our family, there is a point at which (even well-intentioned) questions can come across as uninvited criticisms. How do we walk that fine line while trying to learn about someone else or draw it ourselves when someone else has stepped over our own boundaries?
93 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Episode 47: Sexual “Empowerment” Sells (1/4)
Our interview with filmmaker Benjamin Nolot is the first in a series of four interviews that explore the relationship between culture, representations of sex in the media and in porn, and sexual exploitation. This interview starts the series off by exploring hookup culture through the lens of one of his documentary films. We begin to examine patterns of the media and social influence—and to understand how strong their power is over us, whether we realize it or not.
7 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Recommendations & Reviews: The Culture Map
"One of my all-time favorite books and a life-changing lesson on communication." —Sasza Lohrey, BBXX Founder
7 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Food For Thought: Celebrating The Small Wins
Fact: big wins are impossible without the small wins along the way. "The journey is the destination" might sound cheesy but the reality is that we won't always make it to where we're trying to go. Even if we do, it's vital to acknowledge how much work we put in to get there; the big wins never feel as good if we haven't celebrated the small wins.
8 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Food For Thought: The Many Roads To Happiness
There is no one single path set out for us. There is no single destination where we might end up and be happy. There is no one person that we could build an incredible relationship with. There is not just one "right" decision. And there is no one single version of who we are. Besides, how boring would it be if there were?
56 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
En Español: Sexualidad e Igualdad
Esta semana, conversamos con la emprendedora Estrella Jaramillo sobre la realidad actual de la tecnología orientada a mujeres, la importancia del lenguaje y la comunicación…
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