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Distraction Pieces is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK. Hosted by Scroobius Pip with guests including Russell Brand, Katherine Ryan, Simon Pegg, Kathy Burke, Alan Moore, James McAvoy, Aisling Bea, Stewart Lee, Michael Fassbender, Josie Long, Adam Buxton and many, many more. Now available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now!
 
Josie Long & Jonny Donahoe are two comedians who are having a baby! As new parents, Josie and Jonny bring their humor and genuine curiosity into each conversation to get actual answers to questions they’re completely clueless about. Each episode features creators of all types talking candidly about what it means to raise a baby into a full on adult human.
 
Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.
 
The HeadStuff Podcast is a long form conversational style interview podcast. Alan Bennett from http://HeadStuff.org hosts the podcasts and chats to interesting people about their lives, creativity, and all sorts of everything. Guests so far include: Jarlath Regan, Josie Long, Annie Atkins, David Rawle, Olaf Tyaransen, Paul Murray, Karl Spain, Stuart Clark, Al Foran, David Moore, Fight Like Apes, Mary Morrissy, Anderson, B. Dolan and Buddy Peace.
 
What Women* Want is a comedy conversation podcast where comedians talk about, and find the funny in, the misadventures, misunderstandings and misogyny involved in being a woman. Hosted by Amy Annette and featuring different comedians and topics each time. (Contains little to no Mel Gibson) Upcoming guests in the series include; Rose Matafeo, Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope, Aisling Bea, Desiree Burch, Josie Long, Mae Martin, Bisha K Ali, Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Phil Wang and many more... Recor ...
 
We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Guy Chambers, Josie Long and many more. Series 2 coming soon... Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/personalbeatles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
When you’re wandering about a historic place, what voices do you hear echoing off the walls? Are they the ones you learnt about at school – or do you wonder about the shadowy, quiet voices that may have gone unheard? Speaking with Shadows is the podcast that listens to the people that history forgot. From castles on the south coast to Hadrian’s Wall in the far North, join presenter Josie Long as she travels across the country to seek out six stories from the hidden corners of England’s history.
 
Sometimes the life we live is unjust. In a world full of opinions, the things we love often fall by the wayside, all but forgotten by the culture at large...but not anymore. Join comedian Joey Bergren and his comedically minded friends as they defend their oddest, grossest and above all else, most passionately-loved topics. With so much negativity in the world, In Defense fights through the haters and focuses on the beloved and unique topics of its guests, such as zit-popping videos on YouTu ...
 
A podcast of live political stand-up comedy. What a concept! Join Chris Coltrane as he shares the highlights from Lolitics, his friendly lefty comedy club at the Black Heart in Camden. If you like activism, libraries, compassion, and making the world a better place, then this is the podcast for you. Hours of free comedy from Chris, Josie Long, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar, Grace Petrie, Matthew Crosby, Liam Williams and more! PROTIP: Start at the most recent episode, and work backwards.
 
This is the podcast for anyone who feels out of synch. Journalist and Author Nell Frizzell talks to some of her favourite people about The Panic Years - the period between carelessness and matching crockery, between your friends passing out on the dancefloor and those same people becoming parents; The time when we all start wondering when did everything got so serious? It talks about the big stuff, in a way that will make you feel better.
 
What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching tragedies? In this collection of five animations comedienne Josie Long guides us into the fascinating world of Literary Theory. Along the way we’ll discover two very different types of poet (and lover): The Petrarchan and The Libertine, we’re given insight into the complexity behind the term author and learn the difference between a book and the idea of a book. This collection was created in conjunction with The Open ...
 
In a world where live performance has all but disappeared for the moment, those clever people at The Cosmic Shambles Network have come up with an ingenious plan to banish our housebound boredom and keep us all entertained. They’ve been in touch with some of our best-loved performers and household name scientists and they are very pleased to announce the Stay at Home Festival. 9 live shows a week, streamed online, with all star guests including Robin Ince, Josie Long, Brian Cox and Jo Brand. ...
 
On the surface, LIES sounds like just another interview show. But host Sara Schaefer demands something different from her guests: everything they say has to be a lie. In a world over-saturated with confessional-style podcasts, LIES finally gives public figures a chance to reveal absolutely nothing...and perhaps everything at the same time.
 
Are you pregnant? Have you freaked out about not knowing anything? Join actor Hannah Norris (pregnant) and her husband Carl Donnelly (comedian) as they figure out what is going on over the next nine months. Tracking the weekly progress of Hannah’s pregnancy and chatting with other comedians and actors who are experts* (*have been pregnant**) (**are definitely not doctors) sharing their experiences, tips and stories.
 
This Podcast is hosted by Braw Talent's Colm Keegan as he interviews various guests within creativity in the hope of inspiring listeners about to embark on their journey to take note and learn from successful creative practitioners. Braw Talent is a Social Enterprise CIC based in Glasgow, Scotland passionate about providing an education where creative opportunities are not determined by postcodes or left to chance. Where young people are empowered with the tools, skills and confidence to hon ...
 
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey... and we’re back for the second series of Somewhere To Believe In, a podcast by the people who bring you Greenbelt Festival. Each week we’ll meet brilliant guests and chat to them about their life and work. We want to bring you timely, provocative and funny dollops of hopefulness, to keep us all going in these strange times. This time around we’re celebrating artists that we love and we know you’ll love them too. We’ll also be digging into our lo ...
 
As well as both being professional comedians, Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee have two other big things in common: they a) are both parents and b) have no idea how to be parents. But hey, does anyone? In this show, the acclaimed host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and the writer/creator of BBC Radio 4's Sindhustan try to find out, seeking the advice of notable parents and experts on how to cope with parenthood, exploring the sacrifices, choices and mistakes made along the way. Light-hear ...
 
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This week I was lucky enough to speak to the comedian, actor, screenwriter, activist and mother, Josie Long. I was desperate to get Josie on the podcast because, from Love and Adventure to Cara Josephine, to Something Better to Tender, Josie’s shows have been the very mirror to my Panic Years. We spoke about work, love, break ups, bringing chaos in…
 
The NHL Trade Deadline nears. Will the Predators buy, sell or keep their same roster (38:30)? Sportsnet's David Amber joins the podcast to help lend his expertise to answering the looming questions (20:38). Plus, the Predators have won 11 of 13 games and look like a playoff team despite their many injuries. Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten explain …
 
This week: - The Bell V Tavistock decision has been significantly undone! - Arkansas does it's own Bell V Tavistock only far worse! - Working life for trans people exposed! - We discuss microaggressions FROM SOCIETY - And Michelle talks about telling Dave Chappelle to go f**k himself (he deserved it). References: https://bit.ly/3s41Wsc https://link…
 
On today's episode Josie and Robin are joined by the actor, comedian and writer Katy Wix to talk about her new book, Delicacy: A Memoir about Cake and Death. They chat about the book, stories of the Fringe, jugglers who can't juggle and then, eventually, Josie just can't keep her love of Stath Lets Flats in any longer... To hear a super bumper edit…
 
Director Jonathan Kent was friends with Patricia Highsmith. He'd been playing Tom Ripley for a tv show, and staying in the hotel suite next door to her. She took a shine to him. Now he repays the debt with this revealing and intriguing programme to celebrate a hundred years since her birth in 1921. Although best known for the Ripley books, she firs…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A lovely chat with Inbetweeners star and football / MMA enthusiast BLAKE HARRISON! You might very well know Blake as Neil, from The Inbetweeners - and some of you may know him extremely well as Neil if you’ve seen every episode, so here is a perfect opportunity to get t…
 
The Predators use a six-game winning streak to catch up with the Blackhawks in the standings (3:45). The playoff push is on with six weeks to go in the regular season (9:10). Comedian Nate Bargatze joins the podcast to discuss growing up in Nashville, being a fan of the Preds and working in stand-up comedy (17:25). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas W…
 
This week I spoke to the journalist, film maker and dad who gave birth, Freddy McConnell. While we both carried our children, both gave birth in pools and both write about the experience, as a queer parent, Freddy has taught me loads about the panic years that I may never have understood on my own. I loved talking to him about being a single dad, g…
 
Two science authors on the show today, both with new books that look at different ways of what makes us human. First up it's Shambles regular, Ginny Smith chatting to Robin and Josie about her new book Overloaded: How Every Aspect of Your Life is Influenced by Your Brain Chemicals, which is out today! And then they chat with Melanie Challenger abou…
 
Join host Hatty Ashdown and co-host Gemma Beagly for a quick catch up on how not to start your day . This week's episode is something a bit different as we joined by BBC News presenter, journalist and coach on Helping brilliant mums redesign a new work life after a career break ( oh and she’s Jeremy Vines wife's ). We thought especially after the y…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A great and very cool, calm and collected chat with UK acting royalty who has been a welcome fixture on screens great and small, it’s JOHN SIMM! While a good gang of you will know John through Human Traffic (I mean come on), or maybe Life On Mars, or perhaps his new sho…
 
Rookie defenseman Alexandre Carrier has become an integral part of a Predators team that has won five out of its last six games. The young blueliner joins the show to discuss his journey to the NHL and answer some hilarious anything-but-hockey questions (20:05). Plus Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten celebrate Rocco Grimaldi's four-goal game (2:30) …
 
This week I spoke to journalist, writer, social media editor and South London amazonian, Kat Brown. During our chat, we talked about grieving for children that never were, timelines that didn't happen and what it’s like when IVF proves unsuccessful. You can follow Kat on Twitter at @KatBrown https://twitter.com/katbrown and on Instagram at @katbrow…
 
This week's Book Shambles is a cross over event. Physicist, and one of the world's biggest selling science authors, Carlo Rovelli has a new book out today, Helgoland. He joined Robin for a conversation for our Patreon exclusive series Tips for Existence but we're making some of that conversation around the book available for free here on Book Shamb…
 
Why don't we appreciate Samantha Caine and Charly Baltimore the same way we appreciate Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley? Why do we choose Die Hard at Christmas instead of The Long Kiss Goodnight? What is explosions, if not Renny Harlin persevering? I have so many questions about why we, as a movie-going public, don't appreciate The Long Kiss Goodnight…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Once again, paths that have been log eluding each other have finally converged and here we are, as Pip finally meets the amazing singer songwriter RAG’N’BONE MAN! Judging by the Youtube views for his single ‘Human’, as one of the billion+ viewers and fans, YOU - dear li…
 
The franchise-record, eight-game road trip is near its end and the Predators are playing better (2:05). Has the outlook on the season changed? Should it? Preds broadcaster Willy Daunic joins the podcast to debate (13:31). Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the numerous rookies in the lineup (39:00) and answer fan questions (47:30).…
 
Hello! This week I spoke to the the comedian, actor, writer and all round beautiful man, Rob Delaney. You can watch Rob’s stand up special Jackie here https://800pgr.lnk.to/robTW and if by some miracle you don’t already follow him on social media he is on Twitter at @robdelaney and on Instagram at @robdelaney https://www.instagram.com/robdelaney/?h…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining Pip this week for a bonus episode is the gawd, the GOAT, the king bee himself - please welcome Mr B DOLAN! A very welcome return from friend of the podcast B Dolan, and what makes this return even more triumphant and welcome is that B has survived not only anoth…
 
It's a double header this week! First up Robin and Josie chat with journalist Ben Machell about his book, The Unusual Suspect: The Rise and Fall of a Modern-Day Outlaw and then in the second part Robin chats to Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Shadow King, Maaza Mengiste. If you'd like to hear the full versions of both of these interviews, yo…
 
Hello, I'm Em. And yes, I'm a podcast host. No, I said cappuccino. I'm here to talk to you about something very important. And no, it's not about me or my podcast. I'm here to talk about subliminal messages in rock and roll music. Or as it's simply known in some cultures, 'rock music'. You see, for years the government has been wisely coercing teen…
 
Host Hatty Ashdown is joined by Taylor Glenn (writer & podcaster Drunk women solving Crime ) and Caroline Mabey ( stand up and presenter on Riverside Radio) for a special show recorded for International Woman's Day . We chat all the important stuff of being a woman in 2021, like our favourite way to cook potatoes, work insecurities with sprogs, how…
 
Welcome to Good Will Hunters' Autumn Series. The time has come for NGOs to radically transform. Major global shifts are underway. Civic space is shrinking and the fundamental tenets of democracy – open, transparent and accountable governance – are under threat. There is growing political antagonism towards advocacy and activism, and increasing rest…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A real feelgood dip in the ever-refreshing acting pool for you this week as Pip is joined by national treasure JANE HORROCKS! Not only an actor though, our Jane - she’s been singing forever and more recently has taken her own dip into the equally refreshing pool of podc…
 
Defenseman Jeremy Davies makes his NHL debut and joins the podcast for an insightful interview about being recalled to the Predators, his collegiate career and living life with the same name as a famous actor (16:55). Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis discuss the rash of Preds' injuries amongst the longest road trip in franchise history (2:30). Plus…
 
This was the news week that never ended. 3 hero's quit government advisory committee to protest anti-LGBT nonsense! Transphobic trouble from the House of Lords! Fairplay For Women SUCK! And we break down the latest on the Census with Census Engagement Manager Adam Dale! References: https://bit.ly/3lch8lx https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans…
 
Hello! This week I spoke to the author and award-winning journalist Saima Mir. Saima has written the most incredible first novel, The Khan, which is out on the first of April. Buy it here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-khan/saima-mir/9780861541416 She has also written brilliantly about her life, past relationships, faith and family. She has …
 
Journalist Nell Frizzell's new book is The Panic Years: Dates, Doubts, and the Mother of All Decisions and it spoke so strongly to Josie that she provided one of the cover quotes so it only makes sense she join her and Robin on the podcast. They chat about the book, motherhood, some of Nell's favourite books about parenting, vegetable growing and m…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Following on from a triple episode week of pure musical commentary, here is a straight up excellent chat with the powerful and acclaimed writer NIKESH SHUKLA! So much to get into on this one, and Nikesh and Pip cram a huge amount into what could certainly go on for a go…
 
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