The Lennon Courtney Podcast
The Lennon Courtney Podcast
About The Lennon Courtney Podcast
The Lennon Courtney Podcast is where high culture and (un)guilty pleasures meet. Each week, Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney bring wit, wisdom and empathetic analysis of sometimes controversial but always thought-provoking topics. It’s an infotainment sandwich of cultural phenomena and social issues laced with pop culture. It’s the thinking woman’s guide to… Madonna’s Face, The Hidden Sociopaths in your life, Identity Theft and Stupid Fashion.
One of the recurring themes in all our episodes for series 9 was the idea of setting boundaries in life, love and work. In this episode, Brendan and Sonya looked at the roles we play for those around us and the importance of letting them go sometimes and prioritising yourself. Enjoy and see you soon for series 10.
Last year, Sonya and Brendan celebrated 15 years of friendship and 10 years of the Lennon Courtney label. So in this episode they asked, just what is the secret to sustaining a long term relationship? Plus Sonya shares her trick to never missing an anniversary date.
In this episode from series 9, we talked about our busy lives and how many of us feel stretched beyond capacity. So how do we continue to keep all our various life plates spinning and stay well at the same time? Enter stage left, Sonya and Brendan to discuss and dissect the issue with wisdom, wit and warmth.
We are working our Lennon Courtney socks off getting series 10 of The Lennon Courtney Podcast ready but in the meantime, here's a favourite episode from season 9 - the Thinking Woman’s Guide to the Supernatural. In this episode, we both shared childhood ghostly experiences and Dr. Sonya explains where our obsession with the occult comes from. Once you've listened, follow @lennoncourtney on all the socials for the latest news from LC HQ or we’ll haunt you! See you soon!
We loved some of the conversations from last season and thought we'd revisit a few while you're waiting for series 10. In this episode we talked about P.D.As - public displays of affection. During this chat, Brendan shared what he’s like when he falls in love and we also asked, are we living in an age of performative affection? We have to say - it was a P.D.A episode - Pretty Darn Amazing. Make sure you’re following @lennoncourney on all social platforms for all the latest Lennon Courtney news. See you soon!
We are working on series 10 of the Lennon Courtney podcast right now but while you’re waiting, why not take a listen to one of our favourite conversations from series 9. In The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Stalking we talked about the sliding scale of stalking particularly online. The same technology that is meant to make our lives easier, can now also be used against us and potentially put us in harm's way. In this episode, we looked at ways to keep us and our loved ones safe. If you have been affected by anything in this episode you can call the Women’s Aid 24hr National freephone helpline on 1800 341 900 or chat online at toointoyou.ie for information and support.
This throwback episode from season 9 was inspired by an experience Sonya's daughter Evie last year when she experienced shaming and judgement for something she had no control over. Season 10 is on the way with a whole new look and feel so stay tuned for more LC Podcast goodness. Enjoy!
We're primping and blow drying S10 ahead of its release in the next while but in the meantime enjoy one of our favourite episodes from S9 - The Thinking Woman's Guide to Comparison. We ask why we compare ourselves to other and why can't we just be content with what we have. Listen to find out more!
Series 10 of the podcast is being assembled at the moment and we’re bringing a whole new look and point of view next season. In the meantime, you can listen back to this past episode from series 9. The idea of boundaries in all areas of work and life came up a lot in 2022 and The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Boundaries summed it all up. Listen free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get yours.
In the main episode we talked all about getting everything done and spinning endless plates. So for our bonus this week, we decided to chat to 10+ years, career consultant expert, Lynda Barry of Lynda Barry Career Consulting to get her insight into balancing work and life - (but we all know balance is a myth, right?). We loved our conversation with Lynda and hope you get something from it too.
In this bonus episode we were joined by Mary Hayes, project lead with Women's Aid's Too Into You campaign. She talked to Sonya and Brendan about relationship red flags and online safety. If you have been affected by anything in this episode you can call the Women’s Aid 24hr National freephone helpline on 1800 341 900 or chat online at toointoyou.ie for information and support.
This week, we’re talking about the sliding scale of stalking particularly online. We’ve all googled someone we’ve just met but online stalking is a far more serious matter. The same technology that is meant to make our lives easier, can now also be used against us and potentially put us in harm's way. In this episode, we’ll look at ways to keep us and our families and loved ones safe. If you have been affected by anything in this episode you can call the Women’s Aid 24hr National freephone helpline on 1800 341 900 or chat online at toointoyou.ie for information and support.
In the main episode this week, Sonya and Brendan talked about PDAs but for the bonus minisode, we took a different tack. We recorded this episode a while back, after the Johnny Depp trial and the memeification of people's experiences was on our minds. We discussed the dilution of serious issues online and the lack of critical thinking engaged when we consume media.
Does public pecking and over the top smooching give you the ick? This week we’re talking all about P.D.As. Brendan shares what he’s like when he falls in love and we ask, are we living in an age of performative affection? Listen free wherever you get your podcasts. Sonya and Brendan.
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