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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jillian Richardson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jillian Richardson, often where they are interviewed.

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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jillian Richardson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jillian Richardson, often where they are interviewed.

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The path to an "Unlonely Planet" ~ Jillian Richardson

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Jillian Richardson is on a mission to make the world less lonely. She's the founder of The Joy List (a weekly newsletter featuring events in NYC where you can "come alone and leave with a friend), a connection coach, a group facilitator, and the author of Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change the World.

This interview was one of the most fun, thought-provoking, and useful interviews I've done to date. We discuss:

  • How to build and maintain community during a global pandemic
  • How to instantly find your tribe when you move to a new city
  • Why Jillian has devoted her life to reducing loneliness
  • The most "radically different" events Jillian has attended (this part is gold)
  • Incorporating ritual into friendship
  • Plutonic touch and cuddle parties
  • What we've lost due to the decline of organized religion, and how we can get it back

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Aug 04 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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Unlonely Planet | Jillian Richardson

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Unlonely Planet – Have you ever felt alone in a room full of people? A recent study estimated that 25% of people in the world feel lonely on a regular basis.

My guest today is Jillian Richardson. She’s made it her life’s work to make the world less lonely. Jillian is the Founder of The Joy List, which is a weekly newsletter with a mission to connect people in New York and reduce loneliness in the city. Every week, she helps thousands of people build connection! She also wrote the lovely book Unlonely Planet, and you’ll learn a little bit about that inside this episode.

Church, tribe, congregation, support team…

Call it what you want, whatever resonates with you—one thing is true. We all need SOMETHING to connect with, a larger group of kindred spirits to feel that oneness. Hey, you need it too!

That’s what this episode of the Soul Frequency Podcast is all about.

And if you don’t have it—and especially if you’re feeling lonely—I invite you to listen to this episode. Even if you do have a close circle of compadres, this conversation could serve as a gentle reminder to touch in with them today and share some of that light you’ve co-created!

And don’t forget—wherever you are, however you feel, you’re welcome here…


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What you’ll find inside my conversation with Jillian…

  • All alone in the Big Apple, the bustling hive of international culture…
  • Healthy congregation—what it is and how you can have more of it in your life!
  • What does it mean to REALLY BE with people?
  • Experience the relief of ‘finally feeling at home’…

Additional resources for you…

  1. Connect with Jillian at (or bring the Joy List to your city!)
  2. Download your FREE morning meditation “Raise Your Frequency” at
  3. Start creating the life you were meant for—download “The 3 Steps to Manifesting a High-Frequency Life” on the homepage at


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Jul 08 2020 · 40mins
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How To Stop Being Lonely And Find Your People with Jillian Richardson

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A followup to our previous episode On Loneliness, we follow up with loneliness expert and author Jillian Richardson about action steps we can take to find community even during covid. For more information on the project check out

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Jul 08 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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Unlonely Planet with Jillian Richardson

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This week I got the chance to sit down (via Zoom) with Jillian Richardson, a community builder, founder of The Joy List NYC, facilitator, cuddle party organizer, and author of Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change the World.

At the Attention Collection, we talk a lot about how we don’t become ourselves by ourselves; we are shaped and formed by our connections with other people. Jillian's work really captures that, as I think you'll hear in this conversation!

Connect with Jillian:

Jillian's Website

The Joy List NYC

Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change the World

May 12 2020 · 33mins
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Adult Friendships, Loneliness and Communication Like a Grown Up with Jillian Richardson

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For the final installment of Season 5’s theme, relationships as self care, we’re talking adult friendships with The Joy List founder and author of Unlonely Planet, Jillian Richardson. During a global pandemic where seeing your friends isn’t an option, this conversation felt ironic and yet timely. Jillian told Alyssa she doesn’t really see herself as a friendship expert, but more like a communication expert, but isn’t that what we’re really talking about with mature friendships? From how friendship is like dating to how to communicate hurt feelings, Jillian provides beautiful, tangible communication techniques and wisdom. Because in a world where loneliness is just as detrimental as smoking (Jillian' drops stats), having these kinds of conversations is imperative to us finding conscious friendships to have these kinds of conversations with. This was one of the most anticipated topics of this season, and it doesn’t disappoint!
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May 05 2020 · 1hr 20mins
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How To Finally Find Your People: An Interview With Jillian Richardson [E066]

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Jillian Richardson is the author of Unlonely Planet, and she's all about helping you to finally find your people; your tribe. She believes that bringing people together is a sacred act, and in this delightful episode, Jillian teaches how everyone--at any age and in any circumstance (including social distancing)--can find a whole new order of deeper, more joyful community. This episode is filled with tools and tips to help you find your people--online and off. I'm thrilled to share her expertise and passion with you. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at

Apr 10 2020 · 46mins
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Jillian Richardson: Why We're Lonely and What We Can do About It

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Jillian Richardson is a professional community builder, speaker and author of Unloney Planet. She has a deep understanding of community and loneliness and is working to help people find meaningful relationships through building community. Take a listen to find out the common thread in our loneliness and exactly what we can do to remedy it.

Jillian Richardson is the author of Unloney Planet, available on Amazon

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Feb 05 2020 · 52mins
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What does it mean to be in a community? - Jillian Richardson: Founder of Joy List

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Jillian knows a lot about what it means to build a community as well as be part of a community. If you have wondered what it means to be a part of a community you will like this episode.  If you are in NYC and want to find community, check out what Jillian built, a way to find community based events:

Jan 24 2020 · 49mins
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Don't Be Lonely. Ask for Help! With Jillian Richardson

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Our society might be at its loneliest point in history, and Jillian Richardson wants to change that. Jillian's mission is to reduce loneliness in her adoptive hometown of New York City and, eventually, the world. Find out how a headline-making event inspired to create The Joy List, a weekly e-mail helping people connect in the city that never sleeps. Jillian and Judy also talk about the importance of asking for help with anything, and everything can help create conversations and new friendships.

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Dec 30 2019 · 35mins
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Jillian Richardson: 5 Ways to Create Deep AF Friendships

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Episode 281: Jillian Richardson is committed to creating connection and community by organizing places where people feel seen, heard, and valued. As a professional community builder, public speaker, and writer, Jillian is most known for being the founder of The Joy List, a weekly newsletter with the mission of reducing loneliness in New York City and eventually the world. She's been sending it out every Monday morning for three years, helping thousands of people build connection to both place and each other. In addition to her successful career in community consulting and event design, Jillian Richardson has just released her first book and #1 Amazon new release, Unlonely Planet.

Show notes:

  • Feminine Spirit School - Create Your Own Feminine Flow, Fire and Freedom HERE
  • How did the Joy List get started?
  • The impact that Donald Trump getting elected had on the Joy List.
  • The average American has 1 close friend.
  • 75% of Americans are not satisfied with their friends that they do have.
  • “I think we don’t have the skills anymore to have deep relationships. We lack the skills it takes to form deep relationships.”
  • Most people are hungry for a deep connection.
  • Why we normally give more emphasis to our romantic relationships than friendships.
  • Soul friend - “Anam Cara”
  • We treat friendships as our secondary values when really they need to be first. 
  • Friendships can be just as triggering as our romantic relationships.
  • The signs of a really special relationship.
  • “Hair and nail” friends
  • “When you’re not doing the inner work, the friendship (container) isn’t clear.” 
  • Way #1: Let people publically know what you’re looking for.
  • Way #2: Let people know if you want to be in a deep relationship with them. 
  • “Consistency is key when it comes to deepening friendships and that requires vulnerability for asking for consistency in the first place.”
  • How do you approach someone who you’re interested in being friends with?
  • Way #3: Volunteer
  • Way #4: find spaces where you can share with strangers.
  • The balance between authenticity and protecting your energy.
  • Way #5: enter generational spaces
  • Jillian’s ideal 4-hour event.
  • What Jillian wants more of in life.
  • Must-read book: Death Over Dinner by Michael Hebb and Anam Cara by John Donahue

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Dec 04 2019 · 1hr 16mins