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A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creativ ...
 
Queer’Say is a themed highlights strand featuring the very best guest interviews from the worlds of theatre, literature, music and film originally broadcast on comedian Rosie Wilby’s award-winning LGBT show on Resonance FM. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Comedian Kathryn Mather speaks to other comedians about the best and worst jobs they have done to get by in their pursuit of the arts. We also discuss some of the worst jobs that have existed throughout history - such as Mudlarks, Toshers and Resurrectionists, so that we may all get a little perspective.Theme tune written and performed by Hassan Dervish, Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Hosted by Sophie Elwes, who knows a thing or two about overcoming difficulties, after sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2011. Each episode Sophie will interview an extraordinary guest who has faced and overcome enormous challenges and adversity and is achieving incredible things in spite of what they've had to deal with. She'll be finding out their story, about their greatest struggles and triumphs, and asking them what advice they would share with other people dealing with challenges of th ...
 
Why do we cry? How come love hurts? And what’s a happiness researcher doing talking about sadness, anyway? Helen Russell is a journalist and happiness researcher and How to be Sad is a new podcast based on her book of the same name - exploring why we get sad, what to do when we’re sad, and how we can all get happier by learning to be sad, better. Because let’s be honest – we are in unprecedented times. None of us are where we thought we’d be this time last year and we’re all struggling. We’r ...
 
Need a weekly dose of career inspiration, smart talk and badass advice? Then join Harriet Minter for Badass Women's Hour and her brilliant guests as they cover life, love and living plus everything in-between. Presented by Harriet Minter (Journalist and Broadcaster). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @BadassWomensHR #BAWH www.badasswomenshour.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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In a live episode recorded in Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival, Rosie shares a chapter from The Breakup Monologues book and chats to author Kat Lister and comedian Meryl O’Rourke about untangling the differences and similarities between a breakup and a bereavement, how time feels elastic when we experience grief, how humour can help us after…
 
Peter Phillips has been a Professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University since 1994, he is a former Director of Project Censored and a former President of the Media Freedom Foundation. He is also a multi-award winning, highly acclaimed author and it is his 2017 book 'Giants - The Global Power Elite' which we discuss on this episode. Pr…
 
This podcast episode is kicking off a series of 5 episodes to come over the next month focusing on Black History Month. We've invited the wonderful Yasmin Spark to take over our podcast for the month, leading a series of interviews with voices from the Global Majority on changing drinking habits and overcoming problem drinking. In this introductory…
 
When we started putting together this latest podcast, it was scheduled for National Hospitality Day which has now been moved to 30 September due to the period of national mourning. National Hospitality Day is a day to celebrate people who work in the hospitality industry and the amazing spaces that they run. At Club Soda, we are connected to this t…
 
We're back for a new season and starting off with another stunning author special. In this episode we were joined by the true human delight that is Henry Fry to discuss his debut novel, 'First Time For Everything', a heart-warming novel which follows protagonist Danny along the pitfalls of finding yourself explored through humour and the importance…
 
On this episode, Frank Turner stops by to chat about work life balance, his relentless work ethic, punk, the music industry, Tik Tok and being kind. We also discuss his latest album, the awesome 'FTHC' which reached Number One on the UK album charts, his upcoming tour plans and what's next. 'FTHC' is available everywhere now and Frank's latest tour…
 
This week's podcast guest, Lea Watson, is known mostly for her Instagram account @glowsober where she is the queen of alcohol-free drinks and quit-lit reviews. But her reasons for going alcohol-free are much deeper than a healthy lifestyle choice. Lea talks candidly about the tragedy that made her turn to drink and the power she found in taking bac…
 
Being othered can often cause people to feel shunned, and if turn to alcohol to deal with these feelings, problem drinking and mental health issues often follow. This was certainly the case for musician Hind Nemmassi, who grew up in a strict Muslim family and only encountered alcohol as an aspiring creative living in Brighton, looking for a connect…
 
While most social gatherings tend to involve booze, alcohol and sport seem to be inextricably linked. It's a heady mix of celebration drinks, commiseration drinks, and getting together in a passionate environment. Trips away, hosting others, and using the clubhouse for events also lend themselves to a good amount of drinking. So what happens when a…
 
Kevin Brennan is the Labour MP for Cardiff West and a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee. He is a staunch supporter of the campaign for fairer remuneration for musicians in the streaming age and fights many causes for the creative industries from within parliament. On this episode we chat about the campaign for fairer…
 
I'm sharing a cheeky bonus episode with you, my valued listeners, of a new podcast I have started with my good friend Aidan called Historical Hot or Not in which we discuss some of history's most celebrated figures and ask - yes, but would you bang them? In this episode we are talking about Jane, she's 42, and she's from Greenwich. Find us on all g…
 
While changing our drinking can be challenging, it's important not to lose the things that bring us joy as a counterbalance. Giving up alcohol doesn't have to mean giving up all the other things that booze may have played a part in, and that includes socialising, dancing, and feeling free. Sure, partying our socks off without alcohol to turn the se…
 
Rosie Wilby is a comedian, singer songwriter & author, whose career has also spanned TV, Radio & music journalism. She is the host of the award winning Podcast, The Breakup Monologues and is the author of two books, her latest also entitled 'The Breakup Monologues'. On this episode we discuss the book, Rosie's adventures in writing it, how she beca…
 
A big topic of constant discussion in our community is alcohol-free wine. People who've been hardcore wine drinkers who have not quit drinking search for alcohol-free alternatives. Often disappointed by the alcohol-free wines that they're finding in their supermarkets, people become really desperate to find something else of a higher quality. When …
 
Tim Brennan is a multi-camera vision director for artists such as Lady Gaga, Peter Gabriel, Madonna & The Who and is also the man behind the CARRY ON TOURING Campaign which is urging the government to implement visa free travel around the EU for UK touring artists & their crew. Tim's petition gathered over 280 thousand signatures and has been debat…
 
The British summer may well be unpredictable, but we'll always find time to have a long Sunday afternoon lazing on a picnic blanket in the warmth. While this is a rare slice of balmy heaven for many, for some of us this can be a really triggering experience. In social situations like this, usually associated with alcohol, the anxiety around the can…
 
Maggi Savin-Baden is a Professor of Education at Worcester University as well as the author of a staggering 21 books and over 60 peer reviewed journals. On this fascinating episode we chat about digital immortality, hybrid humans, robotics, artificial reality, digital afterlife, the education system and the future. Maggi can be found at : https://m…
 
Julia Samuel MBE is a psychotherapist, grief counsellor, and author of the bestsellers Griefworks, This Too Shall Pass. She was also one of my favourite interviewees for my book, How To Be Sad when we talked about family and relationships. With four children of her own and nine grandchildren, Julia began exploring her own family stories in adulthoo…
 
Working in the NHS for 27 years, Dr Clair Pollard is a Clinical Psychologist and Acting Director for a large psychology mental health trust in South London and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She also sustained a spinal cord injury during her training at the age of 25 which left her paraplegic and a wheelchair user. Undeterred by this, it was he…
 
This week's podcast is a look back at last month's fantastic Mindful Drinking Festival in Brighton. One of our two keynote speakers, comedian and author Rosie Wilby, talked about alcohol and relationships, breakups, and making space for one another. Many of you will know Rosie from her podcast, The Breakup Monologues, which is also the title of her…
 
In a live episode recorded at Latitude Festival, Rosie chats to comedians Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke about meeting through comedy improv, emoji flirting, wearing a kilt as a seduction technique, making each other laugh, being dumped by mixtape, intense teenage breakups, going to New York alone with no money after a breakup, writing a break…
 
On this episode we're discussing the issue of 'assisted dying' with Nathan Stilwell from the campaign group, 'My Death My Decision'. Nathan explains what assisted dying is, argues the case for why it should be legal in the UK & what the obstacles are to that happening. 'My Death My Decision' can be found at : https://www.mydeath-mydecision.org.uk S…
 
Rosie Wilby is a comedian, podcaster and author of The Breakup Monologues – about the unexpected joy of heartbreak and all we can learn from it. BBC Radio 4 described her as the ‘queen of breakups’ (what an accolade!) so she was the perfect guest for a chat about how to be sad, well. Here, we talk about: - Break up grief - …but how we get over it t…
 
Steve Rolles is the senior policy analyst at Transform - a charity that campaigns for a radical change to Drug Policy. He has been campaigning on this issue since 1998 and regularly features on mainstream TV & print media to argue the case for the legalisation of drugs. On this episode we discuss why the current system doesn't work, why legalisatio…
 
At a time when many of us are rethinking our work, searching for meaning and connection post pandemic, I wanted to speak to someone about the part work plays in our emotional life. So today we explore the connection between love and work with Marcus Buckingham, a leading expert in the world of work. British born, US bases, Marcus shares his researc…
 
In this episode I talk to Rosie Wilby about journalism, authordom and hosting on the very first internet channels. We also talk relationships and you can check out Rosie's book at: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breakup-Monologues-Unexpected-Joy-Heartbreak/dp/1472982304 Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, …
 
Zehrah Hasan is an immigration, asylum & public law barrister, previously at Garden Court Chambers, now working as the Advocacy Director at the Joint Council for The Welfare of Immigrants. On this broad ranging episode, Zehrah explains asylum law, the true reality for refugees in the UK, our colonial legacy, why things are getting worse & what we c…
 
Cally Beaton was working as a senior TV exec until she was 45, when the late great Joan Rivers told her she should try stand-up. So she did. Now a successful comedian – you’ll have seen her on shows like QI and on The Apprentice You’re Fired – Cally’s nonetheless out to challenge the ageism she sees around her in the industry…an industry Cally admi…
 
Trystan Huw Clarke (aka Daddy Huw) is one of the founders of 'Metalidads' - a support community who use rock and metal as a vessel to get dads talking and break the taboo of men's mental health. We discuss the importance of men being able to talk about their problems, masculinity, fatherhood, mental health, the great work being done by Metalidads a…
 
My guest today began performing at Oxford with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. She trained as a solicitor before moving into writing, presenting, acting, stand up and…pretty much everything. She’s won a Chortle Award, she was ‘Fun’ Editor at Tatler, Celebrity Masterchef Champion and – most importantly –runner up at the World Conker championship. D…
 
This week, Club Soda co-founder Dru is joined by founder Laura and events organiser Josh to talk about the exciting festival speakers and events that will be happening during the Mindful Drinking Festival. If you don't already know, this year's festival, the tenth one we've run, will be held at the beautiful Brighton Open Markets on July 9 & 10, an…
 
Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster who has appeared a number of times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman's Hour, Saturday Live and Four Thought. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and followed a trilogy of solo shows investigating the psychology of love and relationship…
 
Dr Yara Hawari is the senior policy analyst at Al-Shabaka - The Palestinian Policy Network, as well as being a tireless campaigner for the Palestinian cause, an author and a political commentator. In this episode, Yara explains the history of the Palestinian struggle, the daily realities, the role of the west, solutions, obstacles & what we can do …
 
Sadness happens to all of us, but in much of the world we don’t know how to handle it. Let alone talk about it. Having spent 10 years researching into happiness worldwide as a journalist and author, I began to notice that many of the people I met were so obsessed with the pursuit of happiness that they were phobic of feeling sad. As was I. So why a…
 
With only a fortnight to go until our Mindful Drinking Festival in Brighton, we thought that the team at Club Soda could give you a little festival preview so that you know what to expect to find. We're super excited to be meeting you all in person again at the beautiful Brighton Open Markets, and we're bringing a whole host of brilliant alcohol-fr…
 
Mark Davyd is the CEO of the Music Venue Trust, a UK charity which acts to protect, secure and improve UK Grassroots Music Venues. In our chat, Mark explains why live venues are struggling, what we can do about it, why these venues are important and our new band, 'Cattle Smasher'. Mark also tells of his time promoting gigs at the Tunbridge Wells Fo…
 
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