The OPPOSITE of Schadenfreude

Episode 40

26th July 2021

One of the benefits of recording in the same space is that there’s no 2-second lag, and it’s a much more natural experience. But if you put two friends who like to talk in the same space for just the second time in months, the odds of keeping a session to an hour or less […]

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One of the benefits of recording in the same space is that there’s no 2-second lag, and it’s a much more natural experience. But if you put two friends who like to talk in the same space for just the second time in months, the odds of keeping a session to an hour or less are slim to none. So in between takes, Laura and Annabelle caught up with each other while producer Swish eavesdropped…and kept recording. When Laura spoke about how happy she was for her fiance, Brian Swartz, Annabelle armchair-analyzed their relationship. That analysis became the first part of today’s episode, and presented a mystery that would require them to find a word detective to solve it: Is there a word that means the opposite of schadenfreude?

 

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  • Laura Swisher

About the show

Tiny Victories is the 15 minute podcast that pushes back on the notion that you have to “go big” or “go home”. Sometimes just going is the victory. Each week, hosts Annabelle Gurwitch and Laura House invite listeners to adopt a TINY victory frame of mind, and share tales of fleeting joys and minor accomplishments in this majorly messed-up world.

What’s your Tiny Victory? Annabelle and Laura invite audience members to share stories on the Tiny Victories Hotline. To send in your Tiny Victory, call (323) 285-1675 or record a voice memo of your victory and email the file to tinyvictories@maximumfun.org.

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