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Being Honest With My Ex

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Once upon a time, this painfully honest pair were engaged. Now, they live on opposite sides of the world. Each week they get together and chat life, love, and how to be better.

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Once upon a time, this painfully honest pair were engaged. Now, they live on opposite sides of the world. Each week they get together and chat life, love, and how to be better.

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Honest and genuinely open

By Juli deni - Feb 12 2018
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I love you guys! Just started listening from the very first episode and I’m hooked! Great find

Love it!

By rockmysocks - Oct 05 2017
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I love listening to SJ, and Peter, well, he grows on you. Not unlike a mollusk.

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
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1
1
0

Honest and genuinely open

By Juli deni - Feb 12 2018
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I love you guys! Just started listening from the very first episode and I’m hooked! Great find

Love it!

By rockmysocks - Oct 05 2017
Read more
I love listening to SJ, and Peter, well, he grows on you. Not unlike a mollusk.
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Being Honest With My Ex

Latest release on Oct 19, 2019

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Once upon a time, this painfully honest pair were engaged. Now, they live on opposite sides of the world. Each week they get together and chat life, love, and how to be better.

Rank #1: 3: Mourning Facebook With My Ex

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The pair discuss how SJ avoids the timehole that is Facebook, why Peter hates cats and what it’s like to watch something die for the first time.
Things mentioned in this podcast:
Buffer - app for managing social media
Moment - app for monitoring how much you use your phone
Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator - an amazing Chrome plugin to stop Facebook from eating your life
AppSumo - daily deals website for software
SumoMe - tools to grow your web traffic (with good free options)
Goofy - Facebook messenger app for Mac
Telegram - messaging app
Ask.fm - anonymous messaging app
Yik Yak - location-based anonymous messaging app that was featured on SJ’s favourite podcast in this Reply All episode

Dec 26 2015

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Rank #2: 4: Getting Therapy With My Ex

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In which SJ has a question about a big decision she has to make by morning and Peter learns a lot about the mental health system.
The cat poster the pair were talking about:
If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email - beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):
"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Jan 02 2016

37mins

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Rank #3: 54: Getting Dumped With My Ex

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“I think I have such a high opinion of you I don’t know why anyone would break up with you” 

This week: both SJ and Peter got dumped. How / why could either of them get dumped? Listen in to find out!

Jan 28 2017

46mins

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Rank #4: 56 and Three Quarters: Ending a Hiatus With My Ex

May 23 2017

42mins

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Rank #5: 47: Staying Friends With My Ex

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SJ tells Peter of the horrible things she’s learned about him, and the pair try to decide whether or not they should stay friends.
Things discussed this episode:

Lena Dunham article
No One Likes My Ex
To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page, to support this show pledge on Honor Eastly’s Patreon.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record your unique take on the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: contact@beinghonestwithmyex.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Nov 17 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: 53: Being Honest With My Mortal Enemy

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This week we talk to the author of an email that started like this:

I have been trying to continue listening to your podcast for months now. I am so enamoured with SJ but Peter is honestly a giant douchebag.

And ended like this:

The day that SJ does something alone, I am on board, but as of today I am unsubscribing from the show, entirely because of Peter.

Shit gets real.
Things discussed this episode:

Episode 47: Staying Friends With My Ex (the episode about getting the above email from Alice)
Episode 31: Poly-sposions With My Ex (part 2 of the trilogy about the mess Peter and SJ made of polyamory
Episode 20: Naked Photos Of My Ex (the episode that contains a reading of the one and only love letter Peter has sent)
Episode 42: Finding My Mountain With My Ex (the episode about finding your path and aggressive self-sabotage)
Episode 43: Having Kids With My Ex (the episode where Peter lays into Canada)
Episode 28: Making Money With My Ex (Peter gives SJ a pep talk on quitting your job and living creatively)
Episode 29: Getting Therapy With My Ex (on SJ’s troubles with the mental health system)
Episode 10: Behind the Scenes With My Ex (look honestly I can’t even remember what this episode was about!)
Peter’s other podcast, Let’s Write A Film
To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page, to support this show pledge on Honor Eastly’s Patreon.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record your unique take on the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: contact@beinghonestwithmyex.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Jan 14 2017

51mins

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Rank #7: 77 - Calling My Ex A Cunt

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In which Peter and SJ conclude their argument from the previous episode.

Oct 24 2017

57mins

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Rank #8: 16: Having Opinions With My Ex

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Peter has no filter. SJ has a bunch of filters. This time they discuss why. 
Also included: SJ momentarily forgets that she ever went out with Peter. It's a lot of fun.
Things discussed this episode:
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson. Also the guy I mentioned who was embroiled in a sex scandal is Max Mosley, you can read a bit about it on his wiki page
SJ’s instagram post about of Mary O’Hagan that made her anxious
The Wait But Why article on Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think
If you’d like to go down the Scott Adams Is A Misogynist Douchecanoe, here’s a good link for that
Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday. Seriously, read this book! Otherwise check out this much shorter post by him (which includes the Sasha Grey ad)
SJ’s anniversary post
Peter’s Kickstarter!!
To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Apr 08 2016

46mins

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Rank #9: 18: Life On The Streets With My Ex

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If this episode were a high-school essay topic it would be:

Peter spent a month living on the streets of Melbourne, and it made him both broken and invincible. Discuss.
Dr. Professor Neal Portenza. Look, he doesn’t really have that much stuff online, but here’s is his slightly unnerving website
Here’s a pic of Josh Ladgrove’s fantastic suit
Sentinels of The Multiverse - the card game Peter’s friend Christopher made
The genius thing that SJ wrote about her sister
Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz - turns out Peter was right and he has asked SJ to read it at least 3 times. Also turns out Peter has way too much time on his hands if he wants to dedicate that much energy to proving himself right. (PS. he has a small penis)
Here’s one of Lena Dunham’s first short films (also turns out she didn’t invent Mumblecore)
Peter’s early awful writings, still online
Showerbus
Peter’s old, awful, rapey stand-up
MX article about Peter’s being homeless
Paul Graham essay about truth and optimism and happiness
Making A Murderer - documentary series about a specific case showcasing the failings of the justice system
Miranda July’s novel The First Bad Man (when the book was released you could also buy objects that were in the book itself. The store still exists)
To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Apr 22 2016

49mins

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Rank #10: 38: PhD In Shame With My Ex

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“I have a PhD in shame, but I don’t even have a Cert II in happiness”

This week: shame, the creative driving force, and the dangers of true crime documentaries.
Things discussed this episode:
Review of Being Honest With My Ex from Always Listening
Amanda Palmer’s book The Art of Asking
Louis CK talking about feeling your feelings
Here’s the facebook write-up for the group process / social dialogue event that I talked about
Broadly doco about paid maternity leave in America (54 minutes) (also I find interviewer pretty annoying in this doco, but it’s important / interesting info)
Broadly doco about egg freezing and the future of fertility (28 minutes) (same interviewer, but I found this one much more watchable) (this one made me pretty angry / sad)
Ira Glass on The Gap between your taste and your skills
Making A Murderer
OJ doco series (very very good)
Jane The Virgin - the first season is seriously gooooood and fun and light!
To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page, to support this show pledge on Honor Eastly’s Patreon.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record your unique take on the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: contact@beinghonestwithmyex.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Sep 16 2016

53mins

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Rank #11: 20: Naked Photos Of My Ex

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“Why do I have to delete the naked photos I have of you?” Peter asked.
“WTF?!” SJ replied.

Also in this episode, SJ reads Peter’s first (and only) love letter. It is a surprisingly painful experience.
This is the part where we put in any links to anything we talked about, but this is the first time we've exclusively talked about ourselves!

To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

May 09 2016

49mins

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Rank #12: 33: Talking To Cats With My Ex

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This week: feminism, atheism, AA, religion, and talking to your pets during sex.
Things discussed this episode:
SJ's new favourite podcast, Invisibilia

Wikipedia on the Effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous
Perhaps Peter's very favourite blog series: What Happened to Big Idea?
The Dark Side of Guardian Comments
To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page, to support this show pledge on Honor Eastly’s Patreon.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record your unique take on the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: contact@beinghonestwithmyex.com):
"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Aug 12 2016

50mins

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Rank #13: 11: Being Vulnerable With My Ex

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This episode the pair talk Peter’s questionable dirty talk, showing your genitals to strangers and how Peter caused SJ’s current creative existential crisis.
Warning: may not be fit for consumption by people who are uncomfortable around tears, if you are a middle-aged male doctor at a bulk-billing clinic, beware!
That fabulous tweet that was so good SJ said it twice
Peter’s dirty talk - which is turns out no one really cared about
Blog post Peter mentions about how no one is really lucky
Multi-potentialite - here’s a TEDTalk by Emilie Wapnick on Why some of us don’t have one true calling (upon looking up this properly SJ realised calling herself a multi-potentialite is perhaps a bit too generous)
The show SJ’s in starts March 16 on ABC TV (here’s the teaser)
Hans Solo Dad Joke Twitter - turns out SJ doesn’t know enough about Star Wars to find it funny

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):
"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Feb 19 2016

31mins

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Rank #14: 7: No One Likes My Ex

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In this episode we explain why SJ / Honor Eastly has two names and why nobody likes Peter.
Things mentioned in this episode:

That Sexy Show - comedy show that SJ and Peter made. WARNING: website very out of date
Some details on the Facebook real-name policy
Harmontown - a podcast by Community creator Dan Harmon
Pervocracy - amazing blog about sex, relationships and feminism! Here’s the Cosmocking article Peter references and the article about the author’s name change.
If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):
"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Jan 22 2016

27mins

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Rank #15: 14: Having A Kid With My Ex

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This episode the pair chat How Not To Propose, How Not To Get Un-Engaged, and SJ starts her hunt for a baby co-producer. Is it you?
Things mentioned this episode:
Chore wars - a online role play game where you can track household chores (and save relationships)
Sex At Dawn - check out the TED talk for an abridged version
Louis CK on how great divorce is
To talk about how you want to co-produce a child with SJ, how best to propose to someone and whether Peter’s jokes are sub-par head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Mar 20 2016

30mins

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Rank #16: 35: Proposing To My Ex

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Peter and SJ tell the story of the worst thing he ever did to her: a surprise proposal in front of all her friends and family. Ew.
Things discussed this episode:
SJ wrote a (rather good)article about being proposed to.
While SJ was inhospital,she made this video. Peter saw it.
We tried to get the video online but ran into technical difficulties. But we promise: it’s coming!
Sympathy vs Empathy. (Turns out: Peter was right!)
This week’s outro was provided by Birthday Loyalty Club

Aug 24 2016

58mins

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Rank #17: 71 - Believing In Money With My Ex

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In which Peter and SJ record in the same room, for the first time ever.

Sep 06 2017

43mins

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Rank #18: 8: Visiting The UAE With My Ex

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Where SJ tells Peter exactly the kind of person he is (the kind that likes Disneyland) and the pair realise how uninformed they are about the United Arab Emirates, Nikola Tesla and Islamic veils.

Things mentioned in this episode:

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Teen girls should masturbate (the article Peter was talking about)
Dismaland by Banksy
Turns out a skyscraper is any “continuously habitable” (whatever that means) building over 40 storeys high (according to Wikipedia)
This guide to islamic veils is much more informed than us
Turns out the Nikola Tesla elephant story is shrouded in misinformation. Sign up to our mailing list to get the low down on that!
Freakonomics podcast episode about why Norway has so many Tesla cars - seriously this episode is soooo interesting!
Infidelity Test Kit *sadface*
If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):
"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Jan 29 2016

28mins

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Rank #19: 50: The Boyfriend of My Ex

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This week: SJ sits down with Peter’s new partner to discuss love, exes and how shameless Peter really is.
Things discussed this episode:

Days Until app to count down to an event
Podcasting panel SJ did for Digital Writers Festival (warning: there were lots of technical issues with this one!)
Episode 20, when SJ read out the first (and only) love letter Peter has sent
Email Debt Forgiveness Day
To talk about the show head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page, to support this show pledge on Honor Eastly’s Patreon.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record your unique take on the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: contact@beinghonestwithmyex.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Dec 17 2016

52mins

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Rank #20: 15: Shit’s Complicated With My Ex

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How did Peter manage to make several terrible TV shows on unbridled self-confidence alone? Was SJ really The Messy One? Does the mental health system make you sick? Find out this week with the fancy podcast for fancy people.
Things discussed this episode:
If you’re interested in perusing through Peter’s back catalogue of terrible TV shows you can check out Help!, NAP-Time, and here’s a fun behind the scenes video of The Map Shop
Here’s that picture of SJ drunk at a house inspection(this link is shamelessly put here so you can go follow her on instagram)
This is the Uni of California Student Cooperative housing place that I mentioned. It’s actually a really cool enterprise and you should check it out if you’re interested in that kind of thing.
If you’re interested in Intentional Peer Support I suggest reading some things by Shery Mead, the creator of IPS. This article is about what it is and this article is about her personal experience.
Turns out people with a “serious” mental illness have a life expectancy 10-25 years lower than the rest of the population :(
If you haven’t seen David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech This Is Water please, please watch it. It’s an amazing way of describing what mindfulness is without the word mindfulness or any irritating inspirational bullshit (that being said I find it really inspiring)
To talk about how you want to co-produce a child with SJ, how best to propose to someone and whether Peter’s jokes are sub-par head to Honor Eastly’s Facebook page.

If you want to record an outro to be used in an upcoming episode, record the following and carrier-pigeon it to us (we also use email: beinghonestwithmyex@gmail.com):

"Thanks for listening to Being Honest With My Ex. If you've enjoyed the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes, leave a review and tell your friends. Peter is my favourite son!"

Mar 26 2016

44mins

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83 - Freelensers With My Ex

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Peter guests on an episode of Freelensers (originally recorded December 2018)

Freelensers Podcast

No Feeling Is Final (SJ's award-winning or nominated podcast)

The Big Feels Club (keep up with SJ)

Jellybean Games (what Peter's been up to)

Oct 19 2019

52mins

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Christmas Break With My Ex

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We're on a break over Christmas! Maybe a bit beyond that as well, depending on how "new baby" treats Peter.

We'll be back next year!

Dec 12 2017

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82 - Warming Up With My Ex 2

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A compilation of The Warmup, episodes 6-12.

Dec 06 2017

47mins

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81 - Two Wizards With My Ex

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Peter guest-stars on a podcast about wizards hanging out. For more, visit tommclean.com/twowizards

Nov 28 2017

20mins

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80 - Full Circle With My Ex

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Peter and SJ were both interviewed for the call-in podcast Full Circle.

Nov 14 2017

35mins

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79 - Warming Up With My Ex

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A compilation of the first 6 Warmups.

Nov 09 2017

49mins

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78 - First Date With My Ex

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SJ and Peter walk the streets of Melbourne.

Nov 02 2017

42mins

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77 - Calling My Ex A Cunt

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In which Peter and SJ conclude their argument from the previous episode.

Oct 24 2017

57mins

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76 - Gaslighting My Ex

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In which Peter gets mad at SJ for the joke he made in the last episode.

Oct 17 2017

1hr 5mins

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75 - Consent With My Ex Live

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In which Peter is a sexy robot and SJ is sick of his shit.

Oct 11 2017

55mins

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74 - Dharmas With My Ex Live

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The first half of the second live show! SJ explains dharmas and Peter tells the tale of his broken penis.

Sep 27 2017

51mins

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73 - Wank Chat With My Ex Live

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Part 2 of the first Being Honest With My Ex: Live! The most Peter thing that Peter's ever said, public authenticity, and - of course - The Wank Chat.

Sep 20 2017

47mins

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72 - Fashion With My Ex: Live

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In which Peter and SJ recount their fashion experiments and blunders over the years.

Slideshow: https://imgur.com/a/eGQZa

Sep 12 2017

36mins

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71 - Believing In Money With My Ex

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In which Peter and SJ record in the same room, for the first time ever.

Sep 06 2017

43mins

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70 - Being Honest With My Cousin

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In which Peter interviews the ex he's had for the longest.

Aug 30 2017

54mins

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69: Starving Artist With My Ex

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SJ revisits the past!

Aug 26 2017

35mins

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68 - My Superstitious Ex

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SJ develops superstitious tendencies, and Peter makes fun of her for them.

Aug 16 2017

49mins

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67: Korean Skincare With My Ex

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SJ gets obsessed with Korean skincare products and Peter reroutes the path to his mountain.

Aug 09 2017

38mins

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66: Weird Porn With My Ex

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This week's episode includes incest, mind control, government conspiracies, and gangrene.

Aug 02 2017

52mins

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65 : The Boyfriend of my Ex (extended edition)

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This week we travel back in time to visit the extended edition of SJ meeting Peter's new partner.

Jul 26 2017

1hr 11mins

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iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
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Honest and genuinely open

By Juli deni - Feb 12 2018
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I love you guys! Just started listening from the very first episode and I’m hooked! Great find

Love it!

By rockmysocks - Oct 05 2017
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I love listening to SJ, and Peter, well, he grows on you. Not unlike a mollusk.