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Dec. 20, 2022

2022 Wrap-Up (With Sarah Jean!)

In this very special episode, your pal James is joined by Sarah Jean to take a look back on the year that was 2022. They talk stats on the podcast, peaks and pits of the year, best movies, books, and …

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Dec. 13, 2022

So you wanna reconnect with an old friend huh?

This week on a very special episode of Friendless get a first look at an early essay from the Friendless book! Take a moment to consider a few tips on how to reconnect with an old friend, and how to …

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Dec. 6, 2022

Aislin Winsor dances the unicorn

This week on a special episode of Friendless, your pal Jimmy chats with Canadian turns Scottish ex-pat, Aislin Winsor. They chat scenester ego, the joys of being a bartender during Covid, travel visas, and more! Support the s...

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Nov. 29, 2022

What the hell is a boundary anyway? (a mini-update!)

Hey sweeties! This week's a special mini-update from your pal Jimmy! He talks questions of boundaries, processing, healing, losing connections, and making little zines! It's a treat! Support the show If you like this show and...

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Nov. 22, 2022

David Sklar returns

This week from out of the depths of the long lost season 1, your pal James welcomes back on the show actor, writer, and co-host of the podcast Bonjour Chai, David Sklar! Listen to Bonjour Chai here Sign up for …

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Nov. 15, 2022

Carla Svensson calls in from Middle Earth!

This week on a special episode of Friendless, your pal James Avramenko interviews accountant to the stars Carla Svensson. She retells her adventures in quarantine traveling to work in New Zealand, meeting Taika Waititi on a d...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Holly Machado and advocating for the artist

This week on Friendless, your pal James Avramenko interviews artist, advocate, and educator Holly Machado! Holly is a social service worked born and raised in Toronto. With a background in visual arts and education, she alway...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Elle Nash and the wild world of Diaryland

This week on Friendless, your pal James Avramenko interviews author Elle Nash. Elle's work includes Animals Eat Each Other, Nudes, and Gag Reflex. Check out all her writing and work on her website Follow Elle on Instagram or ...

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Oct. 25, 2022

Welcome Back! (A re-introduction)

Friendless is back with a brief recap of the sabbatical, along with an outline of future plans! If you've never listened before, this is a perfect jumping on point! Welcome! Hear about Long Covid's effects, the development of...

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Sept. 13, 2022

Jef Caine is gonna draw the future!

This week your boy James interviews illustrator, graphic designer, and TikTok personality Jef Caine! Check out Jef's work over on his website or on TikTok Sign up for the Friendless newsletter and follow along with James' new...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Melissa Tuplin wants to validate your art!

This week on a very special episode of Friendless, your boy James unfriends dancer, arts adminitrator, and Bowness High alum Melissa Tuplin! Check out Melissa's work with her dance group Dancing Monkey Lab And be sure to sign...

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Aug. 30, 2022

Sarah Watson is gonna fix your sex life!

This week your boy James interviews sex & relationship councilor turned stand-up comedian Sarah Watson! Listen to another interview Sarah did recently on the Love Doctor and read the article she was featured in on how to impr...

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Aug. 23, 2022

It's my birthday again, be nice to me!

In this very special birthday retrospective, your boy James gets a little rambly about a few topics that have been floating around his little noggin recently. He brushes up on his recovery process post-divorce, processing los...

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Aug. 16, 2022

Tyler Klein Longmire and the Art of Performing for an Audience of One

This week on a very special episode of Friendless, your boy James Avramenko ( @anaveragemango ) interviews animator and mixed media artist Tyler Klein Longmire! Check out Tyler's work on his website here Or follow him on Inst...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Julia Mackey and the Renovation of Theatre

This week on Friendless, your boy James Avramenko is joined by playwright, director, producer, and creator of the hit "Jake's Gift", Julia Mackey. Check out her work at the Sunset Theatre and find out where she'll be performi...

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Aug. 2, 2022

Ming Hudson and Keira Danniels return!

Friendless is kicking off the best month of year with a very special double whammy second appearance on the show from the incomparable duo of Ming Hudson and Keira Danniels! Ming was a former guest from the now lost first …

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July 26, 2022

Kyle Richard McCarthy or The Future Is Better Than The Old Days

This week on Friendless, your host James Avramenko meets film maker, collage visual artist, and famed message in a bottle finder Kyle Richard McCarthy. Check out Kyle's work on TIKTOK or at his LINKTREE Visit the Friendless W...

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July 19, 2022

James Kot and the Vulnerability of Wading Into Deep Water

This week your host James Avramenko unfriends actor, producer, and former roommate James Kot. They talk about sweet memories of the boom boom room, the perceived hierarchies of theatre school, allowing yourself to access joy,...

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July 12, 2022

Brian Alan Ellis and the Joys of Self-Publishing

This week on Friendless, host James Avramenko is joined by author Brian Alan Ellis (Sad Laughter, Road Warrior Hawk, Hobbies You Enjoy). They talk about living in Florida vs British Columbia, sensitivity readers, earnest vuln...

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July 5, 2022

Torquil Campbell and the Art of Joyful Quote Tweeting

This week on a very special episode of Friendless, your host James Avramenko is joined by Stars co-front singer and co-host of the Soft Revolution podcast, the one and only Torquil Campbell. They discuss hashtags as marketing...

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June 7, 2022

Shiraz Higgins

This week on Friendless, your boy James unfriends producer and videographer Shiraz Higgins. They discuss social media as a career tool, how not to gaslight people you say you love, when to offer advice, and so much more! Be s...

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May 31, 2022

Nick Johnson

This week on Friendless your host James Avramenko unfriends master comic drawer Nick Johnson! They talk all things Scottish Crocodile Dundee, the siren call of Karaoke, stopping conversations dead in their tracks to tell some...

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May 24, 2022

Kale Penny

This week on Friendless, your host James unfriends actor, singer, dog walker, english teacher, and all around top man Kale Penny. We discuss exposure therapy through science exhibits, the perks of being a travelling artist, b...

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May 17, 2022

Jenna Turk

On this week's episode of Friendless, host James Avramenko unfriends Calgary based actor, director, and producer Jenna Turk! They discuss the origins of their last names, consolidating wealth in artistic leadership, the magic...

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