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The Chill Factory

Stocked with concrete ways to make life easier, each 20-minute episode of The Chill Factory features compelling experts and rapid relaxers. Calming host Jordan Friedman is a stress management pioneer and former director of Columbia University’s Health Education Program.

Latest Episodes

Beyond Monogamy

Losing sexual interest in a partner over time is very common and often stressful. However, considering sex with others to satisfy needs can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming. It’s also true that non-monogamy…

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Get Out!

Where is your nature sanctuary? Hopefully, you have a few answers to this question because the outdoors, whether it’s a local park, the Rocky Mountains, or a photo on a wall, provide a rushing river of stress relief and better health.

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Meds for More Chill and Cheer?

About one in five Americans takes prescription medication to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, but many don’t or won’t use these drugs because they lack information, are scared of them, or feel that needing them is a sign of weakness.

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“This podcast is intended to increase your chances of finding balance in your week. Every conversation with the different experts will leave you a new strategy to fight stress.”

Roy Palacios

Inspiring and centering podcast

“The Chill Factory is my new favorite podcast. These 20-minutes of pure genius audio take you on a ride of inspiration, centering you, and actionable steps forward. The guests come from an array of backgrounds and experiences with the host Jordan giving the podcast a consistent thread of healing and joy. Five stars!”


Pathways to positivity

“I stumbled upon this podcast earlier today, and am completely gripped by the interviews and the resonating messages of positivity that they offer. The humanity and empathy behind host Jordan Friedman’s interviews are just phenomenal. In a world where stress and anxiety have insidiously become an expected part of day-to-day life, The Chill Factory offers alternative takes that are inspiring and optimistic.”

Jason Biz User

Fresh and always interesting and helpful

“There are so many podcasts out there, but this one is unique – eclectic, always interesting and wise guests and a host who knows how to ask the right questions. It’s potent too. Lots shared in a short span of time.”


A Podcast Unlike Any Other

“I’ve listened to many podcasts that focus on reducing stress and anxiety, but The Chill Factory is unlike any other. The topics/episodes cover such unique ways of dealing with stress in our lives through amazing subject expert speakers. I find Jordan’s calming voice such an added bonus; I literally feel my anxiety levels coming down as the episodes progress. A true gift of a podcast!”