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Cementing its place in the podcast streets, Good Up officially premiered its 100th episode on Tuesday, April 9th.

It's a major accomplishment for the society and culture podcast which has been airing since 2019. The show's 100 episodes cover a range of topics that aim to connect audience members' real life experiences while tackling difficult topics often considered "taboo."

Here are 10 of the most iconic episodes of the show, as picked by our hosts, that you don't want to miss:

The Cheater, The Cheated On & The Volunteer (Season 1)

Have you ever cheated on a partner? Have you ever been cheated on? Have you ever played the role of the "other" person? In this throwback episode, we were joined by Jeaiza's close friend Mike to talk cheating and infidelity from the minds of opposite sexes including being cheaters, being cheated on, and the perspectives of "the other."

We also got TRULY messy and read anonymous submissions from listeners with their own experiences in the realm of infidelity.

Going On W/ A Lotta F*** With Theron Thomas! (Season 3)

Ever wondered who is behind the pen for some of your favorite hits including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" and Rihanna's "Man Down?" During Season 3 (and mid-worlwide-pandemic), we were joined by Grammy-winner, producer, songwriter, and one-half of the internationally recognized duo Rock City, Theron Thomas.

Known for his blunt and hilarious nature on social media, Theron helped us recap all of our favorite episodes from that season while sharing his own thoughts on dating, culture, friendships, and more.

Choose Joy B*tch! On Actively Centering Joy As A Life Goal (Season 8)

How do you actively choose joy in your life? Is joy the center of your priorities or do you tend to center accomplishments and other more tangible goals?

In this episode we discussed the importance of choosing joy and the different ways we've chosen to step away from societal pressures in search of joy. This episode was special because it represented a time in our lives where we were beginning to truly step away from societal pressure and accept that we wanted nothing but PEACE.

Should Everyone Go To Therapy? (Season 3)

Have you ever been to therapy? Do you believe that therapy is something everyone should try therapy at some point in their lives?

In this episode we chatted it up with licensed professional counselor Dr. LaToya Gilmore and OG Good Up listener Misha Nicole. Dr. Gilmore shared her knowledge on all things therapy for those who want to know what to expect, while Misha discussed her own experiences with mental health diagnoses, attending therapy sessions, and mental health stigma. 

Everybody Knows That Boys Don't Cry (Season 3)

Are boys and men really allowed to cry? Are men given space in our society to be vulnerable, sensitive, or display weakness?

In this episode, friends of the pod Andre and Malcolm, joined the podcast for a conversation on male vulnerability, double standards across genders and the idea of "toxic masculinity." They shared insight on their journeys to becoming more comfortable living outside of gender expectations. This episode was a fan favorite and one that changed the game for the podcast.

Toxic Positivity & The Right To Complain (Season 7)

Have you ever heard of the phrase "toxic positivity?" Toxic positivity refers to the dismissing of negative emotions and responding to distress with false reassurances rather than empathy. It comes from feeling uncomfortable with negative emotions. 

In this episode we discussed how toxic positivity can prevent us from showing up as empathetic, conscious friends. We talked the art of "complaining" and our thoughts on gratitude as it's been taught to us. We even touched on grief and how people show up for those in mourning. This episode was special to us because it was our first to go viral on social media, bringing in a new wave of Good Up listeners!

You Too Old To Be Parked Here: On Grooming and A Culture of Victim Blaming (Season 8)

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussions on statutory rape.

Grooming is defined as when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.

In this episode, Audrey Malone joined us to shake the table with a conversation on our personal experiences in inappropriate relationships with adults, what led to those relationships and how they impacted us, as well as a culture of victim blaming that does not protect or empathize with children who've been taken advantage of.

The Things We Learn From Our Siblings: On Sibling Relationships and Emotional Growth (Season 8)

How many siblings do you have and what is your relationship dynamic like? How did the way you were raised affect the way you navigated your sibling relationships? Do you have other people in your circle of care that you call brothers and sisters?

In a continuation of our "The Things We Learn From..." series, this episode touches on sibling relationships: the good, the bad, and the hilarious. From sibling dynamics and rivalries, to the struggles of oldest daughters, sibling fall outs, and learning to value sibling relationships later on in life: we talk about it all.

Girl F*** Them Kids! (Season 7)

Are you pro-life or pro-choice? How can you possibly be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade? 

In reflection of the current political atmosphere, we talked about about how the world treats women. From losing abortion and reproductive health access, to the way society reacts to violence against women, to expectations in motherhood and marriage.

Let’s Talk About The Trans Experience: On Trans Womanhood, Allyship, Pro-Blackness and More (Season 9)

Our hosts live at an intersection of multiple identities and understand very well what it’s like to be treated as subhuman by people in positions of privilege and power. In 2023, we were disappointed to see bigoted conversations on gender identity and trans womanhood among our own community members.

In this episode, Daric (she/her) joined us for a beautiful conversation on the trans experience. Daric is a multimedia journalist who covers the intersection of news, entertainment, and culture. She is a proud Southern Black queer, trans woman based in Los Angeles. This conversation covered Daric's personal experience, our thoughts on how the Black community has navigated its embrace (and sometimes exclusion) of queer and trans members of our community, and more.

We're grateful to each and every one of you for your support of this show 100 episodes in. Here's to 100 more!


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10 Iconic Good Up Episodes You Should Listen To

Cementing its place in the podcast streets, Good Up officially premiered its 100th episode - here are 10 of the most iconic.

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