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Best Friend Day

6/6/2018
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Happy Best Friend Day! It's a day to show appreciation for the friends that make life extra-awesome. Hug them, squeeze them, feed them -- and be sure to get them to listen to this episode, featuring a long chat between Jo and her best bud, Jen.

Duration:00:54:52

Mother's Day

5/11/2018
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Happy Mother's Day! Join Jo and Jennifer Hopper as they chat about how wonderful -and how completely crap- parenting can be.

Duration:00:34:15

Hairdresser Appreciation Day

4/29/2018
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Happy Hairdresser Appreciation Day! In this episode, Jo chats to hairdresser Jodie Rowles who offers a glimpse into the hairdressing industry. The stereotypes, the struggles, the bliss, the unique intimacy between hairdresser and client.

Duration:00:59:21

Only Child Day

4/9/2018
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Happy Only Child Day. Also called “I was so perfect my parents only needed one child” Day, this is a day for only children to appreciate all the things they love about being an only child. Join Jo and only child guest, Inga Vennell, for a look into the childhood and adult life of a person that doesn't have to share their parents.

Duration:00:50:46

Let's Laugh Day

3/19/2018
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Happy Let's Laugh Day! Research shows that 80% of laughter isn't the result of something funny. But Let's Laugh Day is all about the other 20%! Join Jo and her guest Maddie for a chat about one of the world's most wonderful and weird physiological phenomenons.

Duration:00:43:23

National Cereal Day

3/6/2018
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Happy National Cereal Day! Join Jo and guest Sian Kilgour to find out how this wildly popular morning meal went from a rock-hard digestive aid for soldiers to a cultural phenomenon.

Duration:00:57:07

World Compliment Day

2/28/2018
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Happy World Compliment Day! Today, tell people how amazing they are, tell yourself how amazing you are and, of course, listen to this episode of HBDP. Join Jo and Anita Suster for a chat about the social role of compliments and a fair few stories about strange compliment encounters.

Duration:00:44:54

National Love Your Pet Day

2/19/2018
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Happy National Love Your Pet Day! In today's episode, Jo and dog owner Erica Boucher, talk about the history of animal domestication, touch on pet psychology and generally gush about how wonderful the pet-person relationship can be!

Duration:00:49:05

Send a Card to a Friend Day

2/6/2018
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Happy Send a Card to a Friend Day! Join Jo and fellow greeting card designer Issy Kerr for an aural celebration of Send a Card to a Friend Day, the day that encourages people to make their mates feel special.

Duration:00:34:09

Happy Birthday Podcast Season 2 Coming 7 February!

1/14/2018
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Happy Birthday Podcast has gone rogue! And I think you're gonna like it.

Duration:00:01:59

Episode 24: Let's Reminisce (+Announcement)

11/19/2017
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We've been recording for a year! In this episode of Happy Birthday, Jo and Jeremy look back on their favourite bits of the podcast and meander down memory lane for some stories about our own past birthdays. Plus, there's an announcement!

Duration:00:52:04

Episode 23: Halloween vs. Birthdays

10/30/2017
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Halloween and birthdays have quite a bit in common! Or, at the very least, Jo and Jerry make it seem like they do so that they can get away with recording an episode about Halloween. Tune in for a chat about evil spirits, religious traditions and, of course, treats!

Duration:00:33:40

Episode 22: Candles, We're Coming for You

10/15/2017
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Time to tackle one of the only birthday staples we haven't covered on Happy Birthday Podcast: CANDLES! There's more to 'em than you think.

Duration:00:36:04

Episode 21: What Happens Between Birthdays

10/1/2017
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Years, months, weeks, days - humans have been measuring time in this way since about 300BC. And their organisation of time wasn’t random; it was based on the cyclical nature of… nature. Your birthday marks another year passed, so this week on the podcast, we’re going to get to know a year really well.

Duration:00:29:15

Episode 20: The Birthday True Crime Special

9/17/2017
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An episode of Happy Birthday Podcast like no other. This time, Jo and Jerry dip a toe into the world of true crime with two real-life stories about birthday crime.

Duration:00:30:05

Episode 19: World's Most Pop-ular Party Decoration

9/4/2017
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It's finally time to talk about everyone's favourite poppable party essential - BALLOONS! Float away on a journey through balloon history, federal helium reserves and Jo's persistent case of pharyngitis.

Duration:00:40:26

Episode 18: The Birthdaily Grind

8/20/2017
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Birthdays at work. Every workplace does them differently - some do monthly group birthdays, others encourage employees to bring in three cheesecakes on their birthdays and other companies give employees a day off on their birthday. Join robustly healthy Jerry and pharyngitis-ridden Jo for a fun chat about celebrating your birthday on the clock.

Duration:00:35:10

Episode 17: Birthdays? More Like Sexydays!

8/5/2017
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From grand gestures to society’s birthday sexism issues and right through to the five love languages, Episode 17 of Happy Birthday Podcast is all about the good, the bad and the Kanye of how people celebrate birthdays with their partner.

Duration:00:39:47

Episode 16: A Bit of Birthday Everything

7/22/2017
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This episode was meant to be about the birthday industry but Jo fell into a clown-hole and Jeremy went on a cake rampage, so it's a true variety show, complete with all kinds of nonsense. But as always, it's very fun to listen to and you'll learn some things!

Duration:00:40:09

Episode 15: 4th of July - Happy Birthday, USA!

7/3/2017
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A special release of Happy Birthday Podcast to commemorate the birthday of Jo's homeland! Join J and J for a star-spangled episode that touches on American history, 4th of July traditions and, of course, birthday parties in graveyards.

Duration:00:26:33