In this week’s episode, Mallory and Tamu explore ways to get over a relationship by watching 2001’s Someone Like You and discussing local Minnesota rapper Dessa’s experiment with neuroscience to pinpoint the parts of her brain where emotions of love were triggered by her former lover with whom she was broken up with (but he was still in her life) for 12 years. She then used neurofeedback to train her brain to work differently.
Moral to the Story: With practice, we can find our very own Hugh Jackman.
Other Fun Topics Discussed:
Tamu is still butt hurt about not getting listener emails at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dessa’s new album Chime and her older songs.
Dessa would have had her songs added to Tamu’s Banned@Love playlist.
It was cute to see life pre-internet in Someone Like You
In this exciting continuation of The Love Chronicles of Mallory & Tamu, we are in the fun, kicky 2000s.
Mallory talks about her awesome 2 years in arts high school with a dude known as Sex God. She also examines her college romantic life and life after college which was not smooth sailing. She learned that small town living is not always great for love, as you could end up with a recovered pedophile, or dude with 2 pregnant baby mamas. However, big city life has also given our geek chic girl some challenges; clapping dudes, nerd one-upmanship dudes, and even racist dudes!
Meanwhile, Tamu takes us through her most pivotal relationships to date: the one that brought her to Minneapolis and the one that caused her to close herself off to love & relationships.
Moral of the Story: Being OK with who you are is the most important act of love you can give yourself.