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Joe and Laura Do ASMR

Joe and Laura Do ASMR

June 3, 2019

Pop in your earbuds, get those tight little buns in bed, and listen to the soothing voices of Joe Barlow and Laura Lee Bishop as they ASMR you to tingly paradise. Sure, Joe and Laura don't really know what ASMR is, but does anyone? Hear them whisper naughty secrets and crunch tasty snacks. Laura's dog, Ruger Elizabeth Taylor, even makes an audio appearance. This week, Joe is mad about climate change (per usual), Laura talks in great detail about her period (again, nothing new there), but most importantly, they whisper a lot. 

What is ASMR? Autonomous sensory meridian response is a calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation. This tingle is said to originate in a person’s head and spread to the spine (and sometimes the limbs) in response to stimulation. The stimuli that trigger ASMRvary from person to person. Some of the most common ones include whispers, white noise, lip smacking, having a person’s complete attention (as in having one’s hair cut by a hairdresser), as well as brushing, chewing, tapping, scratching, and crinkling.

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Joe and Laura Check In

Joe and Laura Check In

May 27, 2019

It's been too long since Joe and Laura had a good ol' fashioned talk (2 episodes ago), and it's time to reconnect. Joe wants abs; Laura continues cat-fishing potential partners for Joe on OkCupid; and they absolutely do NOT record a Patreon commercial featuring exciting new characters like Tony, a man living in the bird's nest who resists the temptation to do drugs. 

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Joe and Laura Watch Game of Thrones

Joe and Laura Watch Game of Thrones

May 20, 2019

Your favorite friendship duo watches the finale of the most epic television show ever created, HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Will Joe and Laura’s predictions come true? Why wasn’t there more nudity in the final episode? Do the Unsullied have a frank but no beans or no frank AND no beans? Which character deserves a spin-off? Join the hosts of Heavy Friending in this extra special #GOT finale episode!

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On the Red Carpet at the iHeartCountry Festival

On the Red Carpet at the iHeartCountry Festival

May 13, 2019

Glitz, glamor, and sleeveless shirts! Joe hits the red carpet of the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin with special guest Graysen Christopher. The two ask weird questions of country music's top talent including Russell Dickerson, Luck Combs, Morgan Wallen, Cody Allen, Michael Ray, Bobby Bones, Tenille Townes, and Caylee Hammack.

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The Birds

The Birds

May 6, 2019

Most people agree the birds suck. Joe shares a first hand account of why they suck so much. Especially grackles. Also Laura does what she calls a "Robin Williams" impression and debuts her new song, "My Delorean". 

 

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Joe and Laura Sing Karaoke

Joe and Laura Sing Karaoke

April 22, 2019

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Laura Helps Joe Get a Date Part 2

Laura Helps Joe Get a Date Part 2

April 15, 2019

The title says it all but let me say some more. Last week, Laura helped Joe create an OKCupid profile. This week it gets real. Has Laura done a good job in attracting who potential mate? Will Joe ever find true love? Or at least an internet girlfriend who lives in Canada? Let's find out.

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Laura Helps Joe Get a Date Part 1

Laura Helps Joe Get a Date Part 1

April 8, 2019

It's no secret that Joe goes on a lot of dates. (At least that's what he claims.) It's also not a secret that Laura is happily married. Perhaps she holds the secret to finding Joe a meaningful mate. In this episode Laura creates a dating profile for Joe on OKCUPID. Let's see if Laura can do online dating better than Joe.

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Joe and Laura Want to Help You

Joe and Laura Want to Help You

April 1, 2019

Joe and Laura give advice when no, technically, one asked for it. Joe gesticulates wildly, flaunting his healthy wrists, while Laura - EXCUSE ME - attempts a terrible Irish accent. Can your favorite besties counsel Lusty Mom, Some Guy, and James S****** through their friendship predicaments? Predictably, Joe and Laura can’t seem to help themselves from mentioning Nick F***** a few times. 

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Muriel Returns: Old Beginnings

Muriel Returns: Old Beginnings

April 1, 2019

After the incredible success of last year's hit podcast, Muriel (created and produced by Joe Barlow) we've decided to change the format of the podcast again. Heavy Friending was fun but it didn't work. The investigative reporter podcast format, that explores one case over multiple episodes, did. Thanks for your support for this and all future episode of Muriel.