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Friendship is like peeing your pants: Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth inside.


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About Heavy Friending

Heavy Friending is a comedy podcast based in Austin, Texas, starring television personality, Joe Barlow and singer/songwriter, Laura Lee Bishop. 

Heavy Friending chronicles the journey of two strangers as they embark on the rocky path to friendship. Listen along as Joe and Laura attempt to become buds through fun activities and interviews designed to bring them closer together. Playing video games, writing songs, and even getting drunk together, may be just what they need to move their friendship meter towards “besties,” but don’t hold your breath! This odd couple may never figure out how to get along. 

While Joe and Laura mostly joke around, playing up their differences and busting each other's chops, the underlying truth is palpable: Friendship is tricky.

In a world of hashtags, likes, texting, and relationships with a screen, Heavy Friending is a refreshing jolt of genuine human interaction- unscripted and unfiltered, with nothing off limits. Irreverent, inappropriate, and simply ridiculous, what Joe and Laura lack in propriety, they make up for with wit, candor, and most importantly, humor.

Tune in each week to Heavy Friending, a podcast that may or may not end at true friendship. 

You can find Heavy Friending on Apple Podcasts and basically anywhere podcasts exist!
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Our biggest goal is to grow our audience! Money pledged to this podcast will go towards production costs and advertising. We do everything ourselves, from recording and editing to artwork and sound design, so every single donation matters and is tremendously helpful. We thank you in advance for your support!
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