Episode from the podcastQueer Public

qp.002 - Friends with Exes

Released Friday, 13th March 2015
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Friends with Exes

In this episode, we hear from three unique perspectives on "friends with exes".  First, a group of queer women describe how they make friendship work after a devastating break up; second, a seemingly straight couples break up after 10 years, only to forge a friendship that turns into an exciting creative collaboration, and third, an artist describes her creative work documenting ex partners who are 'not friends' in a photography series. 


Emily tells us a story about bumping into her ex at a wedding.


Rachael Kowaleski narrates her story about how she turned a devastating breakup into a close friendship with her ex, Emma.  She, Emma and Rachel’s current girlfriend Courtney process in an especially candid conversation. This story about being friends with your ex is also a Canadian coming out story, complete with accents. 


After a ten year long relationship, Dani makes a startling confession with unexpected results.  They explain the conditions in which they become friends and eventually form their electro-pop music project, TeamMate.  Host Erin McGregor talks to Dani Buncher and Scott Simons about going beyond friendship. 


Host Erin McGregor interviews Michele Pearson Clarke, a Trinidadian queer artist based in Toronto, Canada. Michelle documents queer ex-partners holding hands with their exes after coaching them back into friendship in this thought provoking service to the gay community.  


Erin McGregor // Host // Producer // 

Andy Alseri // Producer // Editor // Mix

Allison Grey // Creative Director, BRAVEKIND

Rachael Kowaleski // Contributor 

Arturo Brisindi // Mastering

TeamMate // Music 

Incomptech.com // Music 

Carly Clayton // Social Media 

Emily, Arturo Brisindi, Marc Schindler // Special Thanks 

Love the music from this Episode?  That was TeamMate!  Follow them here: 





Michelle Pearson Clark’s stunning photographs from their It’s Good to be Needed collection:


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