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My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.
 
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Relatively

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Relatively

Pocket Productions Ltd

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For most of us, our relationships with our brothers and sisters are the longest lasting of our lives, sometimes spanning 80 or 90 years. Sibling relationships come before friendships or romances, and usually outlive any links with our parents. On Relatively, Catherine Carr will bring siblings together to talk about the connections they have with each other as adults, as well as what it was like growing up. But she'll also talk to them separately, to get a private take on the relationship. Ex ...
 
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Speak of the Devil

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Our debut series, Speak of the Devil, comprises six short plays written by four emerging female writers. Each piece is unique and tells a powerful story from the female voice. It explores themes of anxiety, male-dominated industries, friendship, food, careers and bodies – things which are not exclusive to women but that can have dramatic differences depending on your gender. Speak of the Devil is independently produced by Baker Street Productions Ltd.
 
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Welcome to episode 120 where Richard is joined by Dr. Lyn Lanka for a further exploration of the PERMA model for human happiness and flourishing. Together, they explore the impact of small behaviours, why there’s no need to make huge disruptive changes and how you can treat the PERMA model like your very own recipe. Big thanks to Lyn for her expert…
 
The Pocket-lint Podcast returns with a special edition dedicated to the swathe of new products and updates announced by Amazon during the week. Joining host Rik Henderson to talk about the new Echo, Ring, Fire TV and KIndle devices, and more, is Pocket-lint's editorial director Chris Hall. Which of them should you be putting on your Christmas wishl…
 
There have been game and tech launches galore this week, with Pocket-lint's own Luke Baker joining host Rik Henderson in the studio to talk about the new GoPro Hero 11 cameras. Rik also chats with Activision's head of mobile, Chris Plummer, about the unveiling of Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile, which is coming to Android and iPhone in 2023. And, Brit…
 
The podcast is dedicated to the goings-on at Apple this week, with the Cupertino company announcing a slew of new products, including the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra, and AirPods Pro 2. Pocket-lint's deputy editor, Britta O'Boyle, is out in California to see the unveiled devices so joins host Rik Henderson to reveal her first impressions. Visit us…
 
In this episode, we return to the vital topic of sleep. Sleep really is the bedrock of our wellbeing, and if we're not getting enough quality sleep, it undermines all the other things we do to stay healthy. We look at sleep through the lens of our daily habits and explore some of the ways we might be unintentionally depriving ourselves of the sleep…
 
In this episode, Richard and Pilar look at the essentials of any productivity toolkit: a place to keep tasks, a place to keep track of commitments and a place to keep notes. With so many apps available, we'll look at some of our favourites and explain how they can support your productivity. They go from the totally free through to apps that need so…
 
Sony's gaming division had a busy time in the last week, with some major PlayStation 5 announcements, including the pro DualSense Edge controller and PSVR2's release date. So, host Rik Henderson is joined by Pocket-lint contributing editor Luke Baker to discuss them and more. Luke also reviews the DJI Avata FPV drone having played with one for a wh…
 
With Gamescom returning as an in-person show all next week, host Rik Henderson is joined by Pocket-lint contributing editor Max Freeman-Mills to discuss the videogames and hardware they hope to see at the event. Rik also chats with Sony marketing manager, Mike Somerset, about the recently launched Sony Inzone brand - a line of headsets and monitors…
 
It's a special edition of the Pocket-lint Podcast this week as we focus on smart home security devices and technologies, all as part of Pocket-lint.com's Home Security Week. Contributing editor Cam Bunton joins host Rik Henderson to discuss a real-world scenario where a video doorbell came into its own. Rik then chats with Swann UK's senior marketi…
 
Welcome to episode 117, where we take a look at the importance of rest - for our productivity, our effectiveness and our wellbeing. It’s easy to take it for granted and ‘squeeze’ if in where we can. But being intentional about rest and breaks from work can pay dividends. Rest isn’t optional, it isn’t the last thing we should think of. Or only consi…
 
Cars, phones and entertainment are on the cards this week, with a look at the Mini Concept Aceman top of the order. Editor Chris Hall travelled to Dusseldorf to check out the high-tech future Mini's electric cars and joins host Rik Henderson to give us the lowdown on what that looks like We then talk to Amazon's vice president of entertainment devi…
 
Welcome to episode 116, where Richard and Pilar explore the importance of getting intentional about managing our inbox. Rather than live in our email inbox, Richard outlines the benefits of another, separate inbox, accessible without delving into your email. Why? Because even in 2022, not all work comes to us via email! We look at how to get clarit…
 
FIFA 23 was officially announced this week and Pocket-lint's reviews editor, Conor Allison, joins Rik to talk about the new features and whether the last EA game to carry the FIFA licence promises to a big or minor update.. Rik then chats with Qualcomm's head of wearables, Pankaj Kedia, on the tech giant's new smartwatch chipset and why the market …
 
Award winning comedian Tom Ward and his sister Charlie (Char-Lart) share a lot of things: a belief that we should take climate change more seriously; an ability to hold a tune and the traumas that surviving a childhood in a fundamental church (and for a short but damaging time a cult) left behind. The bond created by that experience is a 'gift' of …
 
Nothing finally unveiled its first phone this week, after months of teases and leaks. Pocket-lint's editor joins host, Rik Henderson, to talk all about the Nothing phone (1) and its familiar launch strategy. Rik also chats with Williams F1 driver Alex Albon about the future of the motorsport and how tech plays a big role in his training.. And final…
 
Welcome to episode 115, where we take an introductory look at the concept of Personal Knowledge Management. This concept has evolved in response to the very real contemporary experience of information overload. When knowledge workers globally are inundated with information from the moment they wake up, how do we decide what to pay attention to? Wha…
 
Dr Nighat Arif and her little brother Irfan Arif came to the UK from Pakistan as children. Now Nighat works as a GP and is the resident doctor on BBC and ITV. Irfan is a criminal barrister. They have 3 younger (equally successful) siblings, too. "We are basically the migrant dream!" In this episode Nighat and Irfan talk about resilience, setting a …
 
Xiaomi announced a range of mobile phones under the 12S moniker in the week, including the 12S Ultra. It's the first ultra-premium flagship in a Leica-partnership era. Pocket-lint contributing editor Cam Bunton joins the podcast to discuss the announcement. Host Stuart then talks to Sam Kemp at EE about how the UK mobile phone network provided the …
 
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK , we present a collection of stories moments and memories from guests on the podcast who talked about their identities with their siblings. Stories from Westminster, the North of England in the 80's, the Millennium Eve and school days under Section 28. Memories of brothers and sisters supporting …
 
Huawei announced a duo of new laptops this week, alongside and a pocketable pair of headphones. Pocket-lint’s deputy editor, Britta O’Boyle, travelled to Berlin to check them out and returned to spill the beans. Stuart then talks to Iain Herd and Graham O’Reilly, the founders of Wottz, a company that specialises in making and selling cables for ele…
 
Lewis and Megan grew up in Birmingham in a busy household, where both parents worked shifts and it is fair to say the “ chalk and cheese” duo took a while to form a close relationship. Lewis went to Oxford to university leaving Megan at home to support their mum though some mental health difficulties, which was "tough". In this episode we talk abou…
 
Paramount+ launched in the UK this week, with the latest big brand streaming service offering a plethora of new shows for Brits to watch, including Halo and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Pocket-lint’s senior news editor, Rik Henderson, gives us his lowdown on the new platform and whether or not you should subscribe. Meanwhile, Stuart talks to Char…
 
In this episode, Richard and Pilar look at the way anxiety about the working week ahead can ruin our Sundays - the so-called 'Sunday scaries'. We discuss why we can feel this way and some simple approaches to lessen the impact of these thoughts and emotions. Resources mentioned in this episode: Interview with Gemma Roberts: https://www.worklifepsyc…
 
Jen Baldwin was introduced to family history when was about 10 and has been obsessed ever since. Inspired by stories told to her by her Grandma, she now has a career in genealogy and loves spending her days "delving into the history of humanity one person at a time". In this episode she picks her three favourite stories from this series of Relative…
 
The Summer Games Fest, which replaces the traditional E3 games convention again this year, has kicked off this week with big announcements from Microsoft and Capcom amongst others. Pocket-lint’s Max Freeman-Mills has been following all the big announcements and joins Stuart to discuss what’s happened so far. Meanwhile Stuart has been talking to the…
 
In this episode, Richard is joined by fellow psychologist Dr. Lyn Lanka, who explains the concept of flourishing. In particular, how we can flourish even though we're experiencing difficulties or in a particularly challenging context. As Lyn explains, it's not just about 'positive emotions' but more to do with taking helpful action to move towards …
 
Poorna and Priya or 'Poobles' and 'Preebles' were born in Kent but spent a chunk of their childhood apart, with Priya in India and Poorna in the UK. the pair are very close and work on being friends as well as sisters - providing support to each other through bereavement, motherhood and their careers. In this episode they talk about sibling separat…
 
Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, in Cupertino this week, which Stuart attended. The company revealed plenty of new features coming with updates to its various software platforms, including macOS, iOS, iPadOS and WatchOS. An updated MacBook Air with Apple's new M2 silicon was announced too, plus a tease on the future of Apple CarPla…
 
Shakira and Ashanti Akabusi grew up in the UK and the US, supporting their dad - Kris Akabusi's - stellar athletics career. Encouraged by him and their "tenacious" German mum, they had a very outdoorsy childhood with limited junk food and telly... The weight of expectation which came with their famous name was tough for a time, but both sisters are…
 
Welcome to episode 112. After our very short break, we’re back! Richard is joined by fellow psychologist and coach, Gemma Leigh Roberts. Gemma has just had her first book published, so we take a look at both what she’s hoping readers will take from ‘Mindset Matters’ and what it’s like to translate the science of resilience into something readers ca…
 
Leroy and Hyacinth grew up in North London in the 1960s and 1970s. They inherited their work ethic from their Windrush parents, who came to the UK from Spanish Town in Jamaica. Assaulted by police officers in 1982, Leroy's father struggled to accept his son's decision to join the force. Hyacinth says "I never thought of Leroy as an officer, I still…
 
Augmented reality has so far struggled to make significant ground when it comes to consumer use. However, several big companies are now taking it seriously, with Qualcomm and, reportedly, Apple set to invest time and a whole lot of money into devices. Pocket-lint's editor, Chris Hall, joins host Stuart to discuss the technology and whether this is …
 
Pat and Jean Owtram are believed to be the only living sisters who signed the official secrets act.. and as a result it was not until after WW2 that they were able to tell one another what they had been doing to help the Allies defeat the Germans. Independent, clever and adventurous, the sisters are now a remarkable 98 and 96. Born in the aftermath…
 
Huawei held a flagship product launch this week, where it revealed a new foldable in the shape of the Mate Xs 2 and a couple of smartwatches. Pocket-lint contributing editor Cam Bunton was at the event in Milan so joins host Stuart to explain all. We then talk to Ned Curic, the chief technology officer of leading automotive group Stellantis, the pa…
 
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