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January 17, 2022 02:28:37
Making, Baking, and Breaking Bread Together - The Gata, with Joseph Krikorian

Making, Baking, and Breaking Bread Together - The Gata, with Joseph Krikorian

This is a longer show for a reason. We begin before Joey shows up by expressing some emotional stress and turmoil that happened to us this past week from fires to blizzards, to another case of Fawn experiencing some more racism, yet another mass shooting in Colorado, to all the other stuff. We talk about how important it is to clear the air before we meet our friends, before a ceremonial time together. So we do this before Joey shows up. When Joey shows up, we discuss the importance of ceremony, the importance of learning and respecting each other's cultures and history, Star Wars, why pronunciation is such a trigger, and then we continue talking as we make, bake, and break the Gata Bread. Just press pause when you need to and come back and make sure you hear all of this episode (where you'll learn to make the most amazing ancient dessert) and make sure you are present for the last 30 minutes as we come to a very special understanding about get-togethers in life. Some Links: If you would like to support our show by buying us a coffee:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/friendlyspace To reach Joey:  [email protected] https://www.instagram.com/kryptontoalderaan/ https://linktr.ee/kryptontoalderaan https://twitter.com/kryptonalderaan   To reach Andrew Janjigian Pictures and recipe for Gata – Thank you, Andrew Janjigianhttps://www.seriouseats.com/gata-5185123   Preshow therapy Transcript [00:00:00] Fawn: Our sweet friend, Joey is coming here soon in like a few minutes. And one of the things we always talk about is the art of being a good host. I feel like I needed to talk with you all before Joey comes. So before a friend comes, have you ever experienced this? ...

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January 10, 2022 00:27:26
After the Show Conversation with Joey Krikorian

After the Show Conversation with Joey Krikorian

Join us for more conversation with our friend Joey as we get more relaxed and talk about Star Wars, pasta, geology, music, Armenia, and our next episode together and all the things we did not get a chance to talk about (about the root of why things happen the way they do). To contribute to our podcast, you can buy us "a cup of coffee" by leaving us a little something, or a big something ;) here:  buymeacoffee.com/friendlyspace     Transcript [00:00:00] Matt: And just because this could be interesting, but yes, I want to talk about man and his sense of smell, but that's going to be handled in the next show, which is great. I also wanted to talk about, you know, there is a tradition, an Italian tradition as far as like, um, you know, pasta comes from the far east and the Italians have quote-unquote made it their own so that the, and during the Roman empire, they grabbed spices from everywhere they could grab it from the spice road, for instance, I mean, God, that that's a culture addicted to spice, right? Yeah. Also Joey. I wanted to mention something very interesting. There is a book it's actually two books, the graphic novels it's called "Maus", M A U S [00:00:43] Joey: a hundred percent. [00:00:44] Matt: He actually talks about how his father didn't want to tell his stories. And he actually gets an explanation from his father and then ...

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January 03, 2022 01:14:32
The Root of the Matter with Joseph Krikorian

The Root of the Matter with Joseph Krikorian

to contribute to our podcast, you can buy us "a cup of coffee" by leaving us a little something, or a big something ;) here:  buymeacoffee.com/friendlyspace We welcome our friend Joseph Krikorian as we explore the Armenian culture and history. We're going to begin the root of the matter as we delve into coming from somewhere else and the ways of having to make our way in the world, all the while, carrying with us, all the emotions, the history, our stories, and our mapping out and figuring out a brave new one, a brave new world that is. Sometimes this is hard to do, especially with the trail of the people who came before us. Like our ancestors, grandparents, great-grandparents sometimes even parents, who may not have the stories or they do have the stories, but they're not passed down to us; all the why's, the how's and when's like, why did this happen? Not even knowing that we should be asking these questions because we have no idea, what happened in the past. What makes someone behave the way they do? What makes our household our home, have a certain vibe, or like a certain history? to reach Joey:https://kryptontoalderaan.podbean.com/     Transcript [00:00:00] Fawn: Are we ever going to get a new table? I feel like I got this table for us and I said, we'll have it forever, honey. But we're sitting, we got forever tables in the other room. Well, times were really tough and every ...

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December 27, 2021 01:17:53
The Art of the Map with the Magical Cartographers

The Art of the Map with the Magical Cartographers

Today's topic is turning to friends for direction as we introduce you to 4 new friends-The Magical Cartographers (Ish, KJ, Jocelyn, and Mel). Today's art of friendship is the art of the map. Inside of each person is a map. It is there even before we are born, a way to get the full picture of the full landscape is to share what is contained in our hearts because it is our hearts that hold the latent image. Side note: If you would like to support our show: buymeacoffee.com/friendlyspace To reach your new friends from this episode: Jocelyn Lindsay http://www.jocelynlindsay.com/ KJ Nasrulhttps://blissbeginswithin.com https://www.instagram.com/musingsonother/ Mel Morris https://www.wtfwithmel.com/WTFHome   Ish Modak Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulworkingmom/?ref=share Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ishmodakmd Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ishmodak/ Transcript [00:00:00] Fawn: Hello, everybody. Welcome to our friendly world. Today's topic is turning to friends for direction. Today's art of friendship is the art of the map. Inside of each person is a map. It is there even before we are born, a way to get the full picture of the full landscape is to share what is contained in our hearts, because it is our hearts that hold the latent image. Now latent image. That's my photography term. It's the image held within the silver emulsion that comes to light during the process. So to get that latent image to come to life, we share our stories and our ways. How do ...

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December 20, 2021 00:33:58
The Art of the Story -

The Art of the Story -

We're talking about the art of the story and how stories shape our lives. Does every story really come down to the two basic plotlines of a stranger comes to rides into town and/or someone goes on a journey? Bottom line is that we are the directors of our own stories (our own lives) and we can create any story we wish. if you enjoy our show, please contribute by leaving us a little something, or a big something ;) buymeacoffee.com/friendlyspace   Transcript - The Art of the Story [00:00:00] Fawn: Stop it. Are you serious? Hello? No. So you're saying no. What about Legally Blonde? [00:00:06] Matt: She takes trip. [00:00:08] Fawn: Damn she does. She does. She does. Ah, all right. How about Love Actually? [00:00:15] Matt: See, that's too many stories. You got to pick a story. [00:00:17] Fawn: All right. [00:00:20] Matt: I don't know. Trying to grade a novel. Right dude, one guy does take a trip. He goes to Portugal. [00:00:29] Fawn: I hate that. You're right. Okay guys. So what we're talking about, uh, Matt and I have been talking about stories and how every story comes to. One, one thing, like one, what do you call ...

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December 13, 2021 01:16:03
Perceiving Together and Overcoming Adversity with our Friend Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Perceiving Together and Overcoming Adversity with our Friend Vanessa Brantley-Newton

With our friend and author/illustrator/singer/all-around artist extraordinaire, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, we discuss Perceiving together (also the meaning of Synesthesia), and overcoming adversity is the topic. We discuss thriving in life and building a toolbox for overcoming anything in life. We get into the concept of HOW WE ARE SEEN vs SHOWING PEOPLE WHO WE ARE. And of course, we get into the etymology of today's topic: OVERCOME. If you enjoy our show, please contribute by leaving us a little something, or a big something ;) buymeacoffee.com/friendlyspace To reach Vanessa or learn more about her work: https://www.vanessabrantleynewton.com/ https://www.instagram.com/vanessabrantleynewton/   Transcript:Perceiving Together and Overcoming Adversity with Our Friend Vanessa Brantley-Newton [00:00:00] Fawn: Hello everyone. Welcome. Hello? Hello. Hi. We are here today with our beautiful friend, Vanessa Brantley Newton. She's here with us.Hi Vanessa. Thank you for coming back. [00:00:16] Vanessa: Thank you for having me back Excited to be here with you. All [00:00:20] Fawn: today's topic is perceiving together and overcoming adversity, and there's so much to say there's so many ways we can go with this. I just wanted to talk about my tantrum that I had a few days ago. So Vanessa, I either have major tantrums by myself in the bathroom or the greatest epiphany's in the bathroom. I don't know what it is. It's my conference room. It's my place of worship in a way, like I just get messages ...

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