ALL THE BEST

#1903 My Main Squeeze

We still don’t get time off for Valentines Day. But that doesn’t get in the way of us facing our fears or forking out, for a connection.

Swipe Right, Think Twice by Hongnan Guo

Can dating apps help with social anxiety and the search for true love?

Special thanks to Gretchen Miller and Tina Matolov for production guidance and feedback. Additional production support by Allison Chan.

Music: ‘Am-trans’ by Podington Bear, ‘Classic Rose’ by Vibe Mountain, ‘Start as you mean to go on’ by Daniel Birch, ‘Creeper’ by Daniel Birch, ‘Elephants on Parade’ by Podington Bear, ‘The Longshoreman’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Temple’ by Daniel Birch.

The Professional Cuddler by Allison Worrall

When greeting old friends or saying goodbye to someone special, many of us will offer a big hug. But not everyone out there is getting snuggled and squeezed. This cuddle shortage has given rise to a niche new industry.   

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘The Endless Road’ by Tommy Guerrero, ‘Viridian (Interlude)’ by Bethel Music, ‘Talking Breeze’ by Ketsa

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All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Will Ryan

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Marco Bianchetti