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the friend pod

Making friends and taking names.

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About The Pod

The Friend Pod aims to connect you with friends you have and friends you haven’t met yet.  Join us for our podcast conversations with people trying to figure out what makes friendships work and why these relationships are so important.

Each week, we’ll have a new friend on and find out what he or she is passionate about. Have you ever wondered about modern “Friendiquette?” We’ll dive into thorny and heartfelt questions from our nearest and dearest and provide some proactive friendship advice. My guests and I aren’t experts and we’re not therapist, but we want to dive into these questions with you each week. We want to help you figure this friend stuff out and make you laugh. And, if we’re lucky? We’ll make some new friends in the process.

Kate Summers is the host and creator of The Friend Pod. A professional event planner by trade, she loves creating shared experiences, bringing people together and good lighting. And her dog, Luna, is her best friend. 


The Latest

Ep 4: Friend Qs with Nina

My friends – you are in for a treat! This episode features the Twin Cities’ own friendship guide, Nina Badzin. Nina publishes a fantastic advice column and is a great …

Ep 3: Dying Flowers and Drones

This week’s guest is Clay Johnston. We became fast friends over a martini and our shared love of a good conversation. Our listener question is about how to show your …

Ep 2: Wine’ing with Friends

This week, Sip Better’s own Leslee Miller and I are talking all things friendship and all things wine. We’re going to take a listener question about how to lovingly let …