Podcasts seem to be everywhere these days. They’re the perfect companion for your morning commute, walk to class, or just any down time you have in the midst of your busy day. And you can find them on an endless list of topics from murderers to football and everything in between. There’s one in particular that I can’t seem to hit pause on. U Up? podcast, hosted by comedians Jordana Abraham and Jared Freid, tackles the world of dating and relationships in its weekly episodes. They feature multiple segments where they take on emails from listeners about their dating traumas, giving insight on the situations while including their own personal stories and relationship experiences into the mix.
U Up?, a subset of digital comedy brand Betches, has gained a cult following since its conception late last year. Receiving hundreds of emails a week with new listeners constantly tuning in, they attribute a lot of their success to social media. Jared and Jordana are always encouraging listeners to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast, and go a step further to encourage a post to their Instagram stories, claiming it’s the best way to get the word out to followers and friends. Instagram is a huge platform for U Up? with its verified account reaching close to 50,000 followers.
Social media is found in the content of this podcast as well. U Up? focuses heavily on dating apps and constantly brings up the fact that they have changed the world of dating in both negative and positive ways. With this shift in dynamic surrounding dating and relationships, Jared and Jordana provide a guiding hand to all generations and a sense of community in experiences. The podcast delivers a light-hearted take on a serious topic that everyone can relate to. So, next time you see me laughing to myself going from one class to the next, you’ll know I’m listening to Jared and Jordana on U Up?