Below is a transcript of the Cruel Summer Book Club podcast episode “Samantha Stallard Asks, Can Men and Women Be Friends?” Please excuse typos: this text was transcribed by otter.ai and lightly edited. Host Jillian Anthony: (JA): Welcome to Cruel Summer Book Club, a podcast about change how we get through it, and what we learn on the other side. I'm your host, Jillian Anthony:, author of The Cruel Summer Book Club newsletter, which is where I write about change in my own life. My guest this week is the first guest to come on the podcast twice. And I had to have her back because she's my best friend. She's someone I talked to about life's constant changes more than anyone else. And she's made some huge changes in her own life since she was last on the podcast over a year ago. And I can't wait to share all of the exciting moves that she's made with all of you. So please welcome back to the stage, SS:.