A break from social media is an absolute must for me right now. In this episode, I share the text message I sent my best friend explaining why. Also this week, I reveal my honest opinions on BBC's hit show Normal People & answer your listener questions. Thank you for sending them.... 🌹
I've always hated the term "IT'S NOT FAIR", especially when said by adults. Boris Johnson's chief aide, Dominic Cummings, incensed the nation this week, fuelling calls for his immediate dismissal. Among the rage, were claims that "IT'S NOT FAIR". This week, I explain why I hate that sentence. Oh, I got a monstrously negative review of my documentary 'Waiting With a Killer' this week, so let's talk about that, too.
My allergy to the IDEA of fame was discussed in episodes 1 & 14. This week, yet again, by total fluke, I stumbled across two more interviews where celebrities explore the drawbacks of being 'known'. Let's discuss this issue (again!), and make some outlandish predictions about my future documentary project 'The Train' x
Realising that you might bring very little value to your friendships isn't a moment to celebrate, but it's certainly one to contemplate. This week, I asked some searching questions of myself and my friends. In this episode, I encourage you to do the same.
'Playing The Game' is an undeniably wise strategy in any industry, especially the entertainment industry. In this episode, having recently watched brilliant documentaries from Ellie Flynn & Stacey Dooley [both BBC stars], I share the doubts I sometimes have about my inability to 'play the game'. .
Victoria Beckham should pay the wages of her furloughed staff should she? Bollocks. Let me explain why. Also, British singer songwriter Chloe Howl has hairy armpits, Let's talk about that, too. PS. I have a few months of Metacognition training via YouTube under my belt, so naturally, I'm a pro at showing you how your mind works..
I just watched a shark being killed on TV. My emotional response outstripped anything I've experienced while seeing COVID-19 take thousands of innocent HUMAN lives? That felt like an obscene imbalance of priority, and I wanted to know why. Here are my findings....
My love of a great boyband reached new heights this week, and for that, I must thank this absurd corona virus pandemic. It's been an unimaginable, crazy week.. but an even crazier 24 hours. Let me explain....
Debs Bamford is an NLP coach. In the first filmed episode of my new podcast, we explore NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) - touching on its benefits and darker applications. Amid the global Corona Virus pandemic, we discuss how our inner beliefs and dialogues shape our lives, plus Debs opens-up about her personal experiences of abuse, divorce, sexuality and more. But, what is NLP? Language teacher Mandavi Pandey describes it as, "Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is all about bringing about changes in perception and developing choices in a given situation. The situation can be personal or professional, but it empowers you by giving you choices." Sorry, too vague - so I sought more detail from Debs...
On my walk home, while recording this podcast episode, I was stopped by two homeless men. For purely selfish reasons, I'm glad these interruptions happened, because let's face it, they served as convenient distractions from the reality of a man talking to himself on his walk home
A friend recently told me that he wouldn't be happy if his son wanted to play with dolls. He thinks dolls would 'over-feminise' a boy, and the inevitable outcome of that is sexual confusion. Following a lengthy conversation with my mate, I approached a sales assistant in a high street toy shop. Her response was the last thing I expected.
If a total stranger knocked on your door and offered to do your weekly shop for you, what would you say? Seemed like a nice gesture to me, so I tried it. Also, while I have your attention, how judgemental are you on a scale of 1-10? Whatever your answer… I DON’T BELIEVE YOU! In this episode, I explain why.
Minutes before recording this week’s podcast, I heard the news about Caroline Flack. Shaken-up and unsure whether it was an appropriate or even necessary talking point, I went with my gut and decided to share my feelings.
Also… this week, I received the worst/most personal attack on my appearance from an online ‘troll’. I share the comment with you.
Plus, as it’s Valentine’s week, I approached strangers in a coffee shop and asked them if it’s okay to be in a relationship with one person, but still be attracted to other people. I recorded their responses. Have a listen, they’re fascinating….
Do you tell yourself negative things? Me too. Sometimes every day. How negative are the things you tell yourself? I reveal some of the bullshit stories I told myself this week, and why it was a real struggle to overcome them.
I also discuss why I believe Philip Schofield’s announcement - on live daytime TV – that he is gay was inappropriately handled.
Plus, for the first time ever, I use a hidden audio recorder to dive deeper into behaviour between strangers.
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Following last week’s question – ‘is it okay to describe the TV Producer I had a meeting with as “beautiful”’, I read your thoughts. Plus, for the first time ever, I share hostile comments I’ve received from trolls, and outline why I think trolls are generally misunderstood.
Is it okay to describe a TV producer as "beautiful" in a podcas? it felt inappropriate, so I decided not to. Then I changed my mind, and spoke about it for most of the final ten minutes. Acceptable? In the opening episode of my new podcast, I discuss: my recent meeting with a TV producer, the ongoing difficulties I have with the concept of 'fame' & what I learned about putting myself out there. PLUS, let's get into why Ricky Gervais does it for me.