In this episode, I talk about the important questions I have asked myself about romantic relationships and childbirth and why I believe it is important to question ourselves and find answers before we make these life-changing decisions. And this concludes my reflection series. Okay maybe there will be a bonus episode but who knows what will happen. Leave your comments and feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @theoverthinkersplace.
October 24, 2022
In this episode, I reflect on my relationship with my family and what I have learnt from our interactions. Here are the books I talk about in this episode 1. Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson 2. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi 3. Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi Thank you always for listening.
October 12, 2022
In this episode, I talk about Death and how confronting the truth that I will die started my journey to living a happier life. The idea to not avoid talking about death and embrace its eventuality in my day to day was first presented to me in the book ''When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi'' which I talk about in this episode. Just one more question have you ever thought about how you would spend your time if you knew the day you would die?
August 02, 2022
In this episode, I talk about beauty standards, how they have affected me and my resolve on the topic. And here is a link to the article I talk about in this episode: https://oreoluwaabidoye.com/24/pretty-cute-or-beautiful/ Happy Listening
July 26, 2022
In this episode, I talk about grief, how it is an ongoing process and I share the different grief points in my life that I carry with me. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to let me know how you handle grief. And always remember be gentle with yourself
February 09, 2022
In this episode, I reflect on the year 2021 the different strides I made in areas of my life and what I am looking forward to in 2022. Thank You all for sticking with me.
January 31, 2022
A Conversation On Christianity
In this episode, Mr Johnson and I talk about growing up in the church, religion, and our ongoing relationship with Christianity. We challenge people to be self thinkers in line with the gospel and not be afraid to seek knowledge and challenge the status quo.
May 17, 2021
A Conversation On Content
In this episode, Mr Johnson and I have a rather interesting conversation on how the content we consume affects us. Book Mentioned in the episode; Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
April 22, 2021
A Conversation on Friendship
In this episode, Mr Johnson and I talk about friendship, and we share a little bit on our friendship history and deliberate steps we have taken in building our friendship.
April 09, 2021
Lady In Waiting
There are just some things I find rather irksome and the idea behind Lady in Waiting is one of them. If you've seen Bridgerton you'll know what I'm talking about. The idea that a woman is not complete until she gets married until she "settles down''. Another phrase I detest. Enjoy! Books Mentioned in this episode 1. The rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen 2. Maybe you should talk by Lori Gottlieb 3. Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
February 03, 2021
Thoughts on being Nigerian in 2020
In this episode, we talk about ongoing police brutality in Nigeria. We discuss how we are coping in the wake of everything that is happened from the first day of protest to the demoralising speech from the president and everything in-between. We end with our path forward and attempt to find rest in hope for a better tomorrow. Thank you to Toyosi, Ibkun, Tobi and Dami for having this difficult conversation with me. Welcome to 2021
January 04, 2021
A conversation with Toyosi
As we close 2020 in yet another lockdown and look forward to 2021, I attempt to unpack 2020 with my friend Toyosi. We discuss our highs and lows of the year and what we are looking forward to in 2021. And it wouldn't be The OverThinker Podcast if we didn't talk about books below is a list of all the books we talked about in this episode; - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma - The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Clap Before You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan And shout out to every listener for going on this journey if 2020 with me here is to a glorious 2021!
December 30, 2020
Isolation Diaries - 08 Hello To GoodBye
Thank you for coming on this Isolation Diaries journey with me, in this episode I talk about all the books I have read in the last few months important lesson learnt from isolating and what comes next.
July 22, 2020
Isolation Diaries 07 - Rape Culture and the Way Forward
In this episode of the Isolation Diaries, I share my views on sexual molestation, assault and all forms of sexual misconduct that many women across the world have experienced, still experience and will continue to experience until we all collectively start taking the necessary steps towards accountability and clearly defined pathways for reporting perpetrators and supporting victims. Let me know your thoughts on this issue as well as how you believe we can do better as a society.
June 25, 2020
Isolation Diaries 06 - Staying Sane and Productive
In this week’s episode, I explore productive and the tendency to run yourself into the ground given the current state of affairs. I talk about the new normal and how this will impact working going forward. I explore tips on how to be gentle with yourself, emphasize the need to take breaks, and prioritize your health above all.
June 05, 2020
Isolation Diaries 05 - Book Recommendations
In this week's episode of Isolation Diaries, I share a few of my best reads over the years, I talk about why I love the books and have a surprise announcement at the end of the episode, you definitely have to listen till the very end of the episode to catch it. Below are the names and authors of all the books I recommend, happy reading! Collection of Short Stories Love Is Power Or Something Like That by Igoni Barrett Limbe to Lagos: Nonfiction from Cameroon and Nigeria The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan Nigeran Stories The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyi Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen Daughters who walk this path by Yejide Kilanko And After many days - Jowhor Ile Personal Growth The hard things about hard things by Ben Horwitz The right kind of Crazy by Adam Steltzner Short Reads Every day for the Thief by Teju Cole My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
May 31, 2020
Isolation Diaries 04 - On Missing
One week quickly turned to four weeks and now, we have all lost count of how long we have spent in lockdown. As a result, I am missing contact with the outside world, the normalcy of a routine and I am sure I am not the only one in this boat. In this week’s episode, I talk about missing my family and friends, the routine I built before the lockdown, feeling unmotivated about life and the rapid decline of my productivity. I hope it helps you realise you are not alone, we are all in this together and we will pull through.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diaries 03 - Beautiful Endings
Endings have the notorious reputation of being horrible, filled with tears, and a lot of pain but, they don’t always have to be like that. In this week’s episode, I explore the beauties that endings have to offer, so come along for the ride. Here are the titles of the two Books I mentioned during the episode Essays in Love by Alain De Botton Course of Love by Alain De Botton Mini Playlist for the episode; Beautiful Endings Enjoy!
April 28, 2020
Isolation Diaries 02 - How Do You Know You Are In Love?
Social Distance has left me with a lot of time on my hands to ponder on important life questions such as ‘’How Do You Know You Are In Love?’’. Over the past week, I have quizzed my friend and in this episode, I provide an answer to this question Okay! not really an answer but tools that will hopefully get you to an answer, so come along on this adventure with me.
April 21, 2020
Isolation Diaries - 01
Changing seasons call for continuous creativity. In light of that, I welcome you to Isolation Diaries! (insert drumroll) In the coming weeks, while we are all self-isolating, I will be sharing some of the things I am learning about myself, thoughts on books I am reading and the results of surveys I will be conducting on my friends. So come along for the ride, I am sure it will be an interesting one. Once again, welcome to Isolation Dairies!
April 09, 2020
Hello 2020, Whao!!!
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020, the last few weeks have hit us with many surprises and in this episode of the podcast, I talk about my feelings on these surprises and share important lessons from 2019 (even though we are almost four months into 2020). It feels good to be back and I hope you stay tuned.
March 30, 2020
In this episode of The Over Thinker’s Podcast we share our experience of living in Lagos, the permanent love hate relationship of living in Africa's most populous city. We hope you enjoy listening and look forward to hearing from you in the comments below. You can listen to The Overthinker Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts
December 24, 2019
An Open Conversation On Introversion
In this episode of The Over Podcast, three individuals have a sit down conversation on how being introverted affects their lives, general misconceptions and their day to day interactions with people. Disclaimer: We get a little loud in this one. Hehe.
November 12, 2019
Episode two of The Over Thinker Podcast is here, in this episode we discuss personal style, what shaped how we express ourselves in fashion, the important lessons we have learned, and are still learning about it, and the way our parents sometimes react to our personal style. Let us know in the comments what you think personal style is, what important things have you learned and any advice you may have on this topic.
October 13, 2019
The Over Thinker Podcast - 2019 So Far
Welcome to the first Episode of The Over Thinker's Podcast!! Glad that you stopped by, in this first episode we explore our 2019 journey so far, lesson learnt and things we will be changing going forward. I hope you enjoy it!! And we appreciate your feedback, don't be shy to send them in. Oreoluwa for The Over Thinker.
September 16, 2019