Episode 8: Nothing Dirty ‘Bout Turning 30

April 2, 2017

Three decades of living is nothing to sneeze at. In this episode of Happy Birthday Podcast, Jeremy (just over 30) and Jo (just under 30) dive into the birthday that's been dubbed 'dirty'. But don’t you worry – this is an episode for everyone, no matter which side of 30 you’re sitting on.

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Episode 7: Pet Birthday Party Exposé

March 19, 2017

Pet lovers, put your people-paws in the air like you truly and deeply care because this episode is going to make you very happy. In Episode 7 of Happy Birthday Podcast, Jo and Jeremy look into the phenomenon of birthday parties for pets – why owners go to the effort, how to pull it off and the fundamental differences between birthday cakes for cats and dogs. Plus, a tribute to the humble deep-sea mollusc!

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Episode 6: Your Birthday Brings All the Greetings to the Card

March 5, 2017

Birthday cards have been around since forever(ish). Ancient Egyptians were giving each other birthday cards! In this episode of Happy Birthday Podcast, greeting card designer Jo and environmentally-minded Jerry take a close and calculating look at the bits of folded paper that have become such an important part of birthdays and a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide.

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Episode 5: Cake-Walk the Walk

February 19, 2017

In this delectable episode of Happy Birthday Podcast, Jo and Jerry tackle the official treat of the birthday: CAKE! From the dessert's humble beginnings as glorified bread to strange cake-related crimes, this is the episode your ears have been hungry for. Also, birthday cake flavoured vodka anyone?

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Episode 4: There’s a Darker Side of Birthdays

February 5, 2017

This episode of Happy Birthday Podcast is a little darker than most. From the statistical leap in birthday deaths to the good ol' Birthday Blues, Jo and Jeremy look at some of the more melancholy aspects of birthdays. The duo also covers ways to combat these bad birthday side effects, so hopefully you'll leave feeling positive despite the somber content.

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Episode 3: Ain’t No Party Like a Birthday Party

January 13, 2017

There’s a Happy Birthday Podcast episode about parties and you’re all invited! Join Jo and Jerry for the perfect mix of poignant storytelling and incoherent ramblings as they talk about birthday parties from all kinds of angles.

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Episode 2: Butter on Your Nose and Other Exotic Birthday Traditions

January 13, 2017

Birthdays here, birthdays there, birthdays everywhere! Tag along as Jo and Jerry planet-hop with the utmost style to discover some of the most outlandish, interesting and profound ways that birthdays are celebrated around the world.

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Episode 1: Birthday, What Even Are You?

January 13, 2017

What’s this birthday business about anyway? Commemorating the day of your birth makes sense, but throughout the centuries, birthdays have gotten pretty big for their boots. The cake, the candles, the singing, the presents, the Facebook notifications… birthdays are a big deal. In the very first episode of Happy Birthday Podcast, Jo and Jerry look at the beginning of the modern-day birthday traditions that everyone knows so well. 

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