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Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out ...
 
A podcast by Cognitect, Inc. about software and the people that create it. We frequently talk about Clojure, ClojureScript, Datomic, agile software development, distributed systems, functional programming, and lots of other wonderfully geeky things.
 
The Cozy Robot Show is a place where we explore our curiosity about the world and our feelings. Mike McHargue answers questions, hosts conversations, and leads moments of calm in this show focused on helping us all connect to ourselves and each other. This podcast feed used to be called Ask Science Mike as Mike McHargue (aka Science Mike) hosted that show for several years.
 
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How did ANTM become one of the most influential reality shows of all time? Caroline and Juno bond over their shared love of this pioneering reality series, its absurd lens on the modelling industry, and the competitors who have stuck in our brains for well over a decade at this stage. We also find out what, exactly, makes fashion photographer Nigel…
 
Mike and Grace close out The Cozy Robots Show. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. Go to NordVPN.com/COZYROBOTS or use code COZYROBOTS to get 73% off your 2-year plan plus 4 bonus months for free. Be quick because this offer is for a…
 
Our guest for this week’s episode is Swedish best selling author, financial journalist and women’s economic champion, Katrine Marçal. Katrine’s two books, ‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner’ and her latest book - ‘Mother of Invention - How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men’ explore how women’s roles and contribution have been systemic…
 
It's 1997 and Bridget Jones is navigating New Labour, the sudden death of Princess Diana, and her on-again off-again relationship with the elusive Mark Darcy. Caroline and novelist Ayisha Malik discuss why Helen Fielding remains one of the greatest comic novelists of the 20th century (and yours, Mrs Townsend, are quite good too),as well as the ever…
 
This week’s mini episode is a tribute to all parents and everything they do for their children, particularly when they raise their daughters and sons to believe that women can be CEOs, adventurers and innovators. When we thought of all that parents do, we were reminded of our conversation with the wonderful social entrepreneur Navyn Salem who has 4…
 
The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is to love this crazy movie and be loved in return. Wren Dennehy brings Moulin Rouge to the garbage pit and we discuss the joy and adrenaline of Baz Luhrman's 2001 film. So exciting! (The audience will stamp and cheer) So delighting! (It will run for 50 years!!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inf…
 
Mike and Grace talk to Taylor about his new book! You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. So Long Summer Sale! Get 74% off NordPass at https://nordpass.com/cozy or use a code COZY. Plus, you get 4 additional months for FREE!…
 
Super Trouper Zoe Terakes has brought Mamma Mia to the garbage dump and is ready to celebrate it for the mad camp wonderland it truly is. We talk about how Mamma Mia rejects patriarchal frameworks, whether or not Sophie is in the middle of twelve steps, our love of Pierce Brosnan, and the high lesbian energy coming off Does Your Mother Know. This e…
 
Rebecca Taylor of Self Esteem (formerly Slow Club) talks about how Drag Race literally dragged her out of a dark post-break up depression and helped redefine her musical persona. We gush unabashedly about how this show changed our lives, admit to reading the Reddit and confess to drag queen sex dreams. There's also a preview of her new single, HOW …
 
Our latest podcast episode takes you on a journey all the way to Kathmandu in Nepal. We speak with Sonika Manandhar, a Nepalese entrepreneur and former senior software developer for Microsoft, who’s now a fintech founder committed to improving the lives of women small business owners in Nepal. Sonika is co-founder and CTO of Aeloi Technologies, an …
 
No guest on the pod today as Ellington and Lilli reach the homestretch. So they're looking back at the 2011 Tony Awards! Such fun topics arise, like the Leo Nobert Butz win, Sutton dominating Anything Goes, and doing weed in the woods. Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lillibabb.com https://ww…
 
We're back with season 8 and TV presenter Muireann O'Connell is making the case for award season red carpets being a competitive sport in their own right. We talk about Joan Rivers and Fashion Police, the questionable feminism of judging professionals on how they look in formal wear, the risks and rewards of the red carpet, and Muireann's very own …
 
We’ve been thinking about the impact the global pandemic has had on peoples’ careers and one thing that’s been happening is many folk have been wondering whether it’s time for a career change and, in particular, whether they should start their own business. So for today’s mini episode, we’ve chosen to share some brilliant advice for founders and po…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Kevin Thiel! They talk about a range of topics; Prestige Acting, Flat Ohio, and Kraken Rum! Find out more about our guest! Kevin Thiel @ http://www.kevinthiel.com/ Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lillibabb.com https://www.instagram.com/lillibabb/ https…
 
We’re excited to share this week’s episode with changemaker, leader and author, Holly Ransom. Holly has pioneered her way into boardrooms and forums at the top end of town but what’s really interesting about Holly is her deep thoughtfulness, her fortitude to blaze her own path, and her drive to make the world a better place. This 31 year old Aussie…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Tyler Cunningham! They talk about a range of topics; Rheumatoid Arthritis, Axe Throwing, and Classism in Musical Theatre Find out more about our guest! Tyler Cunningham @ https://www.proudhomowner.com/sparkling Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lillibabb…
 
Mike answers your survival questions! You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. The Cozy Robot Show airs every other week. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch. So Long Summer Sale! Get 74% off NordPass at https://nordpass.co…
 
Greetings everyone! This week’s mini episode is all about challenging our beliefs about who we can and can’t ask for help. A couple of years ago we spoke with serial entrepreneur, and now author, Rebekah Campbell about her career journey and her childhood growing up in New Zealand. Rebekah happened to mention that she met with the Prime Minister of…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Julia Murphy! They talk about a range of topics; Being a Loyal Hoe, Pretending to be a 60 year old, and Finger Bones! Find out more about our guest! July Murphy @ @julia.a.murphy Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lillibabb.com https://www.instagram.com/l…
 
This week’s episode shares the story of founder Sophia Matveeva who found herself having to make a big pivot when the global pandemic hit. Before Covid, Sophia, a Russian by birth and based in the UK, had been making inroads with her fashion app called Enty. Think of it as a kind of ‘Uber for fashion stylists’, used by growing numbers of consumers,…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Amy McBrayer! They talk about a range of topics; Cut Programs, Bassists, and having Tailgater energy. Find out more about our guest! Amy McBrayer @ @amcbray Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lillibabb.com https://www.instagram.com/lillibabb/ https://twit…
 
IT’S SUPER SCIENCE SUMMER! Every episode of The Cozy Robot Show from now until the fall will be science-related. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. The Cozy Robot Show airs every other week. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.…
 
This week’s mini episode features a global branding and design icon talking about the renewed power branding has in today’s ‘social’ world to create change-making movements. When we invited the designer, author and podcaster, Debbie Millman, on the show last year she talked about how branding has evolved in the past decade and how the power has shi…
 
Lilli is out today (WE LOVE YOU LILLI) So Ellington catches up with Alex Bird! They talk about a range of topics; Wearing white pants, the waste of time that is obscure audition songs, and rereading old Facebook Messages. Find out more about our guest! Alex Bird @ alex.da.bird Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! …
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Alex Miller! They talk about a range of topics; Parasites in the bumhole, Making a CHOICE!, and what did Rachel Hoffman say to you? Find out more about our guest! Alex Miller @ @thejackedtapper Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lillibabb.com https://www.…
 
We are so excited about this episode featuring an inspiring and no-topic-off-limits conversation with the globally renowned Sarah Wilson. Sarah has achieved massively in multiple arenas; she’s a former journalist and TV presenter, she’s an author and activist and successful entrepreneur. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers I Quit Sugar and Fir…
 
Learn more about Mike’s experiences with the virus, and what the future of the pandemic is looking like. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. The Cozy Robot Show airs every other week. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watc…
 
This week’s Future Proofing mini episode is all about not letting your ego get the better of you. We were blown away by the maturity and wisdom of young New Zealand entrepreneur, Brianne West, the founder and CEO of Ethique, the global and sustainable cosmetics company. We spoke to her on the show last year. Brianne’s mission is to rid the world of…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with David Kessler! They talk about a range of topics; David being the most talented person at MPulse, the location of the University of Iowa, and DON'T PUT THAT IN YOUR EAR. Find out more about our guest! David Kessler @ @dkessler44 Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Li…
 
This week we feature the first ever visual artist on the show when we talk with the entrepreneurial and talented American artist, Taylor White. Taylor has worked around the world creating incredible street murals and fine art. You may have seen her work in Melbourne, Oslo, Berlin, LA, Miami, and her hometown of Raleigh in North Carolina. Taylor spe…
 
Writer, small business owner, and educator AJ Waters (they/them) joins Mike (he/him) and Grace (she/her) to discuss their experience as an autistic, nonbinary trans man. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. The Cozy Robot Show airs ev…
 
This week’s Future Proof mini episode is all about what it takes to get a big idea signed off. We’re excited to share very wise advice from senior Microsoft exec, Mitra Azizirad, who heads up their AI and Innovation division. Mitra speaks about what you should do when that fantastic idea or innovation you have gets knocked back. (Hands up who knows…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Andrew Lee! They talk about a range of topics; Auditioning being unhealthy, Podcast Editing, and going to Law School to be a Lawyer. Find out more about our guest! Andrew Lee @omgitsandrewlee Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lillibabb.com https://www.in…
 
Tonight, we are joined by the thoughtful, hilarious, video game loving duo Jamie and Spencer, hosts of the brilliant podcast Pixel Therapy! You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots.com. You can watch live at https://cozyrobots.com/watch.…
 
Our episode this week features an American woman who abandoned the security and prestige of working with some of the world’s most sought after ad agencies to start her own businesses. Her name is Allison Kent Smith and one thing that really stands out about her is that she has consciously refused to pretend to be someone she’s not when trying to fi…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Tommy Betz! They talk about a range of topics; Political Action! Vegetarian Restaurants in Philadelphia, and most importantly, the ziggy community is confirmed inclusive bbyyyyy Find out more about our guest! Tommy Betz @ http://www.tommybetz.com/ Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts a…
 
Courtney Leak, LCSW, LISW-CP is a dynamic therapist, wellness curator and empowerment speaker who specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, attachment disorders, relationship complications, and the mental health needs of marginalized populations. You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discor…
 
Our mini episode this week is packed with wisdom from one of our most thoughtful guests. Social entrepreneur, author and one of Forbes Magazine ‘100 Greatest Living Business Minds’, Jacqueline Novogratz, blew our socks off with her inspiring purpose and thoughtful wisdom when we spoke with her last year. We particularly loved how Jacqueline spoke i…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Arden Walker! They talk about a range of topics; Daddy Long Legs, Unrequited Love b/Arden +Alex Bird, and living in LONDON Find out more about our guest! Arden Walker @ https://www.mandy.com/uk/actor/arden-walker Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest! Follow Lilli Babb lilliba…
 
In this episode we are joined by pathfinder, activist, and storyteller Mia Birdsong! Follow Mia: Instagram: @miabirdsong Twitter: @miabirdsong Facebook: Mia Birdsong Website: http://www.miabirdsong.com/ You can be a cozy robot. You'll get access to our exclusive Discord, weekly private videos, and special events. Find out more at https://cozyrobots…
 
This week’s episode is all about becoming a great ‘people person’. It’s something we believe is probably the most important trait of a great leader. Of course, it’s not always easy to do, particularly these days when many of us are working from home at least some part of each week. Thanks to Covid, we’re all losing a bit of ‘muscle tone’ when it co…
 
Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Jimmy McEvoy! They talk about a range of topics; The MUNY, The proper uses for acting techniques, and there's a little surprise musical moment at the end! Find out more about our guest! Jimmy McEvoy @ https://www.facebook.com/jimmy.mcevoy.7 Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and gues…
 
LGBTQIA+ inclusion and representation in video games with Qweerty Gamers CEO Raymond Lancione QWEERTY GAMERS WEBSITE: https://www.qweertygamers.org/ QWEERTY GAMERS ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM: @qweertygamers QWEERTY GAMERS ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/qweertygamers/ QWEERTY GAMERS ON TWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/qweertygamers QWEERTY GAMERS …
 
This week’s Future Proof Me mini episode is all about asking for what you want. It sounds so simple in theory but it’s not always easy to do is it? Listen up for great and pragmatic advice on asking and negotiating from the unique and gutsy former advertising CEO, Cindy Gallop. She’s now a Founder and international speaker and she’s passionate abou…
 
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