The day after your birthday. If you've put a lot of effort into planning your party or there was a lot of emotional energy in the lead-up to the big day, the come-down can be brutal. Join Jo and Jeremy for a talk about emotional hangovers and George Clooney.
First of all, how good are presents?! It feels great when someone puts time into picking something out or planning a fun experience for you. In this episode, Jo and Jeremy look at the idea of karma, the insanely fascinating psychology of wrapping paper and the duo even dips their toes into the topic of Kanye West, gifting extraordinaire. Give yourself the gift of a good listen and tune in!
Environmental scientist and activist Jeremy leads the charge in Episode 12! Join Jo and Jeremy for a chat about environmental concerns related to birthdays and parties from the “one-time-use” culture of partyware to the pressures around gift giving. You’ll leave with some approachable pearls of environmental wisdom and a newfound enthusiasm for party-throwing!
In honour of Mother's Day, Jo and Jeremy finally address the elephant lingering in the corner of a studio wearing a tiny party hat: your ACTUAL BIRTH DAY. The day you were born! Some say that the day you were born determines a lot about your personality - and perhaps it does because both hosts were born on a Sunday and they're both awesome, so... science! The duo also delve into some of the more amazing facts about baby development and Jo gets into the nitty-gritty of the story of birthing her son.
How much could Jo and Jeremy possibly say about champagne? Oh, PLENTY. In this effervescent episode of Happy Birthday Podcast, your two podcasting pals toast to the bubbly bevvie that's become the official drink of celebrations, birthday-related and otherwise. Next time you take a spritely sip of sparkling wine, you'll be glad you listened to Episode 10 of the only birthday podcast on the planet!
Join Jo and Jeremy in wishing the city of Rome yet another happy birthday. This is the city that baked the first birthday cakes, celebrated the birthdays of their gods with human sacrifice and they pretty much gave us the gift of time itself. Lend Jo and Jerry your ears as they prod Rome’s past and speak a little bit of Latin.
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.
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!
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.
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?