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Fancy A Blether?

Fancy A Blether?

By Kirsty Taylor and Naomi Howell-Steven
Join 24 year old Kirsty Taylor as she discovers how to survive and maybe even thrive, throughout your turbulent twenties in the turbulent twenties, by chatting to a myriad of guests. We welcome listeners of all ages because does your turbulent twenties ever actually end?

You can also enjoy our short series: Small Talk every Wednesday, where Kirsty is joined by co-host Naomi Howell-Steven for a natter about all kinds of topics ranging from weather to wonders of the world to capitalism and much, much more.
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Small Talk: Would Rather Have 10 Hobbies or One Passion
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting about whether they would rather have 10 hobbies or one passion. This naturally delves into what is actually classed as a hobby and can you have a hobby without any passion. It also unexpectedly in typical small talk fashion leads to discussions on capitalism, reality tv shows and criticising some every day seasons. Never a dull day with us! To follow along with all things FAB head to our Instagram, TikTok and website. Don't forget to review, reshare and follow/subscribe! 
37:24
December 6, 2021
FAB Ultimate Giftguide
This week Kirsty is joined by a special guest for the ultimate FAB giftguide! You don't want to miss it, the perfect episode to get you in the festive spirit! Follow along with all things FAB on Instagram, our website and our facebook group. Don't forget to reshare, review and follow/subscribe! Anthropologie Monogram Mug  Chamberlain Coffee Chamberlain Coffee x Bodum Coffee Grinder  The Oodie  Book Embosser  Wishbone ring 
01:01:08
November 29, 2021
Small Talk: How do you romanticise your life?
This week's Small Talk is a little different as Kirsty is solo and she is chatting about ways she romanticise her life, and ways you can romanticise your life. To follow along with all things FAB head to our facebook group, website and Instagram. Don't forget to leave a review, follow/subscribe and share the episode! 
18:06
November 22, 2021
Small Talk: Do Celebrities Deserve the Pedestals We Put Them On?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are talking about whether or not celebrities deserve the pedestals we put them on and other elements of celebrity culture that are going on right now. Trigger Warning: They do discuss the recent devestating news of Astroworld To keep up with all things FAB head to our facebook group, website and instagram. Don't forget to review, follow/subscribe and reshare the podcast!
42:50
November 8, 2021
Solo Episode: What the f*ck is adulting?
This week's episode is a solo episode with our host, Kirsty and she discusses what postgrad life is really like, the realisations she has had so far and some tips for how to get through this turbulent time. So buckle up because Kirsty is going to take you on a whirlwind tour of her answer to what the f*ck is adulting. To keep up with all things FAB head to facebook, instagram and our website. Don't forget to review, share the episode and follow/subscribe to the show! New episodes every Monday at 5pm (GMT).  Kirsty's book: 'Turbulent Twenties'  What I'm Engaging With Right Now: Dynasty  Small Business Spotlight: We Burn Free  Poem of the Week: 'Morning, dreamboat' by Solen Collet Charity of the Week: Trees for Life 
35:52
November 1, 2021
Small Talk: How To Get Rid of Stress
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting about different things they do to help eliminate stress and the importance of recognising when maybe the thing that is stressing you should just not be in your life any longer than it needs to be. To follow along with all things FAB head to our facebook group, instagram and website. Don't forget to review, share the episode and follow/subscribe! New Episodes every Monday at 5pm (BST/GMT)
24:10
October 25, 2021
Working in the Film Industry with Ali Khamseh
This week Kirsty spoke to Ali Khamseh about working in the film industry, surviving and thriving in your twenties and much more! You can find Ali on Youtube and his two podcasts here and here. To stay up to date with all things FAB head to Instagram, our facebook group and our website. Don't forget to share the episode, leave a review and follow/subscribe!  What I'm Engaging With: 'The Vanishing Half' by Brit Bennet  Small Business Spotlight: For All Things Creative  Poem of the Week: 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe  Charity of the Week: LGBT Youth Scotland 
42:59
October 18, 2021
Small Talk: What Is Art?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting about the question that people have been pondering for centuries: what is art? Don't worry though the girls have not gone too philisophical as there are still many tangents along the way in this episode! To follow along with all things FAB head to Instagram, our website or our facebook group. Don't forget to leave a review, reshare the episode and follow/subscribe! 
36:46
October 11, 2021
Microinfluencing with Kirsten Morrison
This week Kirsty is chatting with microinfluencer and digital marketing graduate Kirsten Morrison about the world of microinfluencing, finding brand deals, staying authentic, the importance of digital marketing and much more! You can find Kirsten on Instagram and Tiktok. To keep up with all things FAB head to our website, instagram and facebook group. Don't forget to review, repost the eposide and follow/subscribe!  Kirsty's Goodreads Account: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21829073.Kirsty_Taylor Kirsten's Mejuri link (for 10% off!): https://mejuri.com/?irclickid=XRmTle2VDxyIRJr2S5R4uXtvUkBV-dwxhR%3A60Y0&irgwc=1 What I'm Engaging With: 'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo' by Taylor Jenkins Reid Small Business Spotlight: Carma Clay Co  Poem of the Week: 'Five Minutes of Forever' by Kojo Charity of the Week: Engender  What Kirsten is Engaging With: Sex Education
44:59
October 5, 2021
Small Talk: Who Would You Swap Lives With For a Day?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting about who they would swap lives with for a day. Naturally, the gals went on many tangents and gave some unexpected answers. To keep up with all things FAB check out our website, instagram and facebook group. Don't forget to review our podcast and follow/subscribe depending on which podcast platform you use! 
48:19
September 28, 2021
Are Our Twenties Our Defining Decade? With Kenzie Elizabeth
This week Kirsty is chatting to lifestyle influencer and podcast host Kenzie Elizabeth about podcasting, why 23 is such a weird year, friendships, if our twenties is our defining decade and so much more! You can find Kenzie on Instagram or YouTube and you can find her podcast (I Love You So Much) here! To keep up with all things FAB head to the facebook group, Instagram and our website. Don't forget to review and follow/subscribe depending on which podcast platform you use!  What I'm Engaging With: Sex Education (season 3) Small Business Spotlight: Daily Drills  Poem of the Week: 'Turbulence' from Turbulent Twenties by our host: Kirsty Taylor Charity of the Week: Baby2Baby What Kenzie is Engaging With: Core Power Yoga Sculpt Classes Other Things Mentioned: 'Last Thing He Tole Me' by Laura Dave, 'Magnolia Parks' by Jessa Hastings, Token CEO, Chicks in the Office
49:38
September 21, 2021
Small Talk: Who Knows Who Best?
This week we took inspiration from the gals at What We Said podcast and decided to do a how well do you know your best friend episode to kick off the first small talk episode of season 4! An episode filled with chaos, hilarity and of course our all time favourite tangent: food. Don't forget to leave a review on apple podcast or follow/subscribe to the show on whichever podcast hosting sites you use. To keep up with all things FAB you can head to our website, facebook group or Instagram. 
40:04
September 13, 2021
Representing Scotland with Panashe Muzambe
We are back!! Season four is starting on a high because Kirsty is chatting to the incredible Panshe Muzambe about what it's like to be the first black woman representing Scotland in rugby, her surviving and thriving moments of her twenties so far and the importance of mental health in sport. You can follow Panashe on Instagram and Twitter, you can also find her and Nadine's podcast Seasoning This UK anywhere you listen to podcasts. You can follow along with the Scottish Womens Rugby Team on Instagram and Twitter. Don't forget to also leave us a review, subscribe/follow and tune in every week at 5pm (GMT). To follow along with all things FAB head to Instagram, our facebook group and our website.  Our Pod episode with Nadine (Panashe's co-host): https://open.spotify.com/episode/42x7fooa9x740r6VrQSmrR?si=6b5c0def92454d0a What I'm Engaging With: Wild Oats  Small Business Spotlight: Bamber Prints  Poem of the Week: 'Leaving Home' by Jackie Kay from Red, Cherry Red Charity of the Week: Fair Play Foundation
01:08:25
September 5, 2021
Blogging and Educating with Annika Cunningham
This week for the last episode of the season, Kirsty is chatting with Annika Cunningham about teaching and being a blogger and how she balances the two with family life and being in her twenties. You can find Annika on her blog and on Instagram (@annika.brea). You can follow along with all things FAB on facebook, our website and Instagram. Don't forget to review and follow/subscribe so you can be the first to listen to season 4 when it comes on August 16th!  What I'm Engaging With: 'Bright Young Dead' by Jessica Fellowes Small Business Spotlight: Carla Llanos Prints  Poem of the Week: 'Maggie and Milly and Molly and Mae' by E.E. Cummings  Charity of the Week: Black Visions Collective  What Annika is Engaging With: 'Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way' by Susan McCutcheon, 'You Turn' by Ashley Stahl, EmpowerHER, SHE with Jordan Lee Dooley
39:28
July 26, 2021
Small Talk: Live in London
WE ARE LIVE IN LONDON BABY! For the first time ever, Small Talk is comig to you live and we basically fill you in on Kirsty and Naomi's time together in London so far. It may be our most chaotic episode yet, but we know you love the chaos. To follow along with all things FAB head to Instagram, the facebook group and our website. Don't forget to review, share and follow/subscribe to the pod so you never miss an episode!
29:07
July 15, 2021
Life As A Young Poet with Noelle Darilek
This week Kirsty is chatting with Noelle Darilek about what it is like to be a young poet. They also discuss growing through your twenties, networking tips, dealing with rejection and the world of poetry in general! You can check out Noelle on Instagram and you can buy her two books here. To follow along with all things FAB head to our Instagram, website or Facebook group. Don't forget to leave a review and follow/subscribe so you never miss an episode!  What I'm Engaging With: 'Nine Perfect Strangers' by Liane Moriarty Small Business Spotlight: Jezarelle Creations  Poem of the Week: 'Wild Geese' by Mary Oliver  Charity of the Week: Susan G Komen 
43:41
July 5, 2021
Small Talk: How Our Priorities Have Changed Throughout The Years
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about how their priorities have changed since they were younger as well as which ones have stayed the same! Don't forget to keep up to date with all things FAB on Instagram, the facebook group and website. We would also love for you to leave us a review and follow/subscribe so you never miss an episode!
34:24
June 28, 2021
The Real Life Devil Wears Prada with Melissa Myrteza
This week Kirsty is chatting to Melissa Myrteza about what it's like to work for a magazine and in the social media department in your 20's. They also chatted about instagram vs reality, fashion and much more. You can follow along with Mel on Instagram. You can also follow along with all things FAB on Instagram, our facebook group and our website.  What I'm Engaging With: The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals  Small Business Spotlight: Heiko Clothing Poem of the Week: 'The Sea' by Stormrider IX (Hello Poetry) Charity of the Week: The Bodia Group What Mel is Engaging With: The Friends Reunion
41:43
June 21, 2021
We Hit 1 Year! Special Edition Medley Epsiode
It is our birthday! We are so excited to announce that it has been one year since Fancy A Blether's first ever episode, and we are thrilled to be celebrating with you. This episode has our usual intro and then we have some segments from some of our favourite episodes so far (although it was very hard to choose). Thank you for all your support this year and to all the wonderful people we have been lucky enough to interview! To continue supporting FAB on our adventures follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether), join the facebook group and check out the website. We also love for you to gift us a review or a follow/subscribe so you never miss an episode!  What I'm Engaging With: 'The Northern Lights Lodge' by Julie Caplin  Small Business Spotlight: Sentimenti Pots  Poem of the Week: 'Celebrate' by Jeffrey Conyers   Charity of the Week: Impact Arts
31:05
June 18, 2021
Small Talk: Hot Girl Summer Plans
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about what hot girl summer means to them and what some of their hot girl summer plans or hopes are, which naturally leads to a tangent on food. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, join the facebook group and check out the website to stay up to date with all things FAB. New episodes every Monday at 5/6pmish (BST), subscribe/follow on your chosen podcast platform so you never miss an episode! Also leave us a reviewer and you might be chosen as reviewer of the week! 
26:59
June 7, 2021
All things Career and Life with Sarah Jones
This week Kirsty is chatting to personal, life, business and career coach: Sarah Jones. The topics range from confidence to career advice to general life chat. You can find Sarah Jones on her website and can also sign up for a free 30 minute consultation here! Follow along with all things FAB on Instagram, our website and the facebook group. Don't forget to review and follow/subscribe so you never miss a new episode! New episodes every Monday evening (BST).  What I'm Engaging With: 'A Vintage Summer' by Cathy Bramley  Small Business Spotlight: Fancy Fish Doodles  Poem of the Week: 'Summer Reminiscence' by Winnalynn Wood  Charity of the Week: Water of Leith Conservation Trust  What Sarah is Engaging with: Catfish
45:17
June 1, 2021
Small Talk: What Would You Do In A Zombie Apocalypse?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about what they'd do in a zombie apocalypse with some unexpected answers and a few hilarious tangents this is an episode you don't want to miss! To follow along with all things FAB check out our Instagram, Facebook group and website. You can also find Kirsty here and Naomi here to follow along with them. Don't forget to review and follow/subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
22:01
May 26, 2021
Being An Entrepreneur in your 20's with Natalie Barbu
This week Kirsty chats with content creator, business owner, podcast host and entrepeneur Natalie Barbu all about cultivating a community, the importance of soft skills, juggling multiple projects and much more! You can find Natalie on Instagram, Youtube and her podcast. You can also find her company: WeBloom Social here and her start-up Rella here. Don't forget to keep up to date with all things FAB on Instagram, the Facebook group and our website. We would also love for you to leave a review and follow/subscribe on whichever podcast app you listen on so you never miss an episode!  What I'm Engaging With: 'Three Girls' on Netflix  Small Business Spotlight: Laura Nevill Studio Poem of the Week: 'Walking Beyond the Stars I Discovered This' by Aviral Charity of the Week: Innocence Project Similar Charities in the UK: Innocence Project London, Miscarriages of Justice Organisation, Cardiff University Innocence Project, Innocence Network. What Natalie is Engaging With: My First Million
42:46
May 24, 2021
Small Talk: Putting Life Into Perspective
This week Naomi opens up about some recent experiences she has had that have put life into perspective. She hopes that sharing these will help others to take a more balanced and holistic approach to their lives to hopefully benefit their over all well-being. If this has ben helpful or you have anything more to share you can now join our not-so-secret Facebook group, or connect with us on Instagram (@fancyablether) or via our website (www.fancyablether.com)!
19:37
May 18, 2021
Awakening Your Inner Action Hero with John Davis
This week Kirsty is chatting to John Davis all about awakening your inner action hero, whilst also delving into the surviving and thriving moments in your 20's, comedy swordfighting and addressing negativity. John has an exclusive FREE GIFT for Fancy A Blether? listeners, all you have to do is click here! You can follow along with John on his own website. Don't forget to review and share this episode! To follow along with all things FAB head to Instagram, the facebook group or our website. New episodes every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm (BST)! What I'm Engaging With: 'What a Time to be Alone' by Chidera Eggerue   Small Business Spotlight: Live a Life you Love  Poem of the Week: 'Poem I've Been Trying To Write' by helloitsyellow (on Hello Poetry) Charity of the Week: Clean Water 
30:53
May 17, 2021
Small Talk: What Were You Like In School?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about what they were like in school, and if they would have been friends or not! To keep up with all things FAB head to instagram, our website and join our secret facebook group! Below are some resources to educate you on the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians happening right now and some ways you can do your part to help.  Educate Yourself: How To Be an Ally with the Palestinians, Muslim Daily Instagram page for news, Why this isn't about religion, The Imeu page.   Donate: Stop the Wall, Al-Haq, Adameer, Civic coalition for Palestinian rights in Jerusalem, Palestine Institute for Public diplomacy.  Sign the US letter to congress, Use your voice share and write to your governement! 
34:52
May 12, 2021
Balancing Work and Rest in Your 20's with Grace Lee
This week Kirsty is talking to social media strategist Grace Lee all about how to balance work and rest in your 20's, social media strategy, living in New York and combating Asian hate. You can follow along with Grace on Instagram or check out her website. Don't forget to follow, review and share this episode and you can follow along with all things Fancy a Blether? on the facebook group, Instagram, and our website! New episodes every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm (BST).  India COVID-19 Resources: India COVID-19 Oxfam Appeal, Feeding India by Zomato, Care India, Seva Kitchen. Asian Hate Resources: Dear Asian Youth, Stop AAPI Hate, Racism Unmasked Edinburgh, Stop DiscriminAsian What I'm Engaging With: 'Get Even' on Netflix  Small Business Spotlight: Róis Scottish Sea Glass (@rois_seaglass) Poems of the Week: 'Ode to a Tree' by Nicole (on Hello Poetry) and Morgan Harper Nichol's poem Charity of the Week: Invisible Hands Deliver  What Grace is Engaging With: Queen of Flow
42:16
May 10, 2021
Bonus Episode: How do you define success?
This week we are changing things up so we have a bonus Fancy A Blether? episode with Kirsty instead of Small Talk so Naomi can celebrate her birthday work free! Kirsty is chatting all about how we define success and the mindset shift she has had on it recently. To keep up with all things FAB head to Instagram (@fancyablether), our facebook group and our website (fancyablether.com). Don't forget to review, follow and share! As it is Naomi's birthday today please do head to Instagram (@majestic_mayhem) and send her some birthday love! 
24:59
May 5, 2021
LGBTQ+ Rights with Cetvies
This week Kirsty is talking to blogger Cetvies all about LGBTQ+ rights, you can find Cetvies' blog here. Don't forget to share, review and follow the podcast and check out our instagram (@fncyablether) and our blog posts (that come out every Thursday) on our website (www.fancyablether.com). New episodes every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm (BST)  Charity of the Week: FiLiA Resources related to Kakuma - FiLiA's Update: https://filia.org.uk/latest-news/2020/10/18/update-on-kakuma?rq=kakuma - Global Citizen Article: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/lgbtq-refugees-un-safe-space-kenya-camp-attacks/ - UNHCR's statement: https://www.unhcr.org/ke/19859-unhcr-statement-on-the-situation-of-lgbtiq-refugees-in-kakuma-camp.html - GoFundMe page for LGBTQ+ people in Kakuma: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/support-lgbtq-refugees-on-block-13-in-kakuma-camp?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer
01:12:44
May 3, 2021
Small Talk: What Jobs Don't Exist But Should?
This week Kirsty and Naomi give you your weekly dose of chaos where they chat, all about what jobs don't exist but should, which naturally leads to tangents about capitalism and how many jobs exist but then all to bitcoin, eyelash curlers and coasters. You'll just have to listen for it all to make sense! Don't forget to review and subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Instagram, join the Facebook group and check out the website. 
43:13
April 28, 2021
Being Creative in Your Twenties With Katy Bellotte
This week Kirsty is chatting to Katy Bellotte all about her youtube, being a graphic designer, what her 20's has been like so far and much more! You can find Katy on Instagram, Youtube and also at her website. You can also check out Katy's pod Thick and Thin here. Don't forget to review, share and also follow us on Instagram. Check out my blog post about trash tv related to this episode here.  What I'm Engaging With: Circle USA on Netflix  Small Business Spotlight: Candles by Cat Poem of the Week: 'I'm Nobody! Who are you?' by Emily Dickinson Charity of the Week: She's the First  What Katy's Engaging With: Fixer Upper 
38:08
April 26, 2021
Small Talk: What kind of museum would you create?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about what kind of museums they would create, and to make it extra fun Kirsty is drinking coffee during this episode so is also caffeinated leading to even more tangents than usual! Don't forget to follow, review and subscribe. You can also find us on Instagram, join our facebook group and check out our website!
29:08
April 21, 2021
Starting a Business with Becky Hayes
This week Kirsty chats with Becky Hayes, the founder of Cosi Clothing UK all about starting a business in a pandemic, learning and growing in your 20's and how to navigate the fashion world whilst keeping your mental health in check. You can find Becky on Cosi's Instagram, and website. Don't forget to share, review and follow. Check us out on Instagram and join the facebook group!   What I'm Engaging With: 'A Wrinkle in Time' by Madeleine L'Engle Small Business Spotlight: Towerhill Collective  Poem of the Week: 'Iced Coffee' by RK  Charity of the Week: Women's Aid  What Becky is Engaging With: Unstyled Podcast and 'Seaspiracy'
56:10
April 19, 2021
Small Talk: Chaotic Life Updates
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week for a chaotic episode of us catching you up on our lives which naturally leads to many tangents. Don't forget to follow our instagram, join our facebook group and check out our website. New episodes every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm (GMT) 
33:27
April 14, 2021
Life As A Black Scottish Woman with Nadine
This week Kirsty chats with the lovely Nadine from Seasoning This UK, all about her life as a Black Scottish woman as well as chatting more about Seasoning This UK and their throwback Thursday weekly ig feature. This episode is one you don't want to miss! You can find Seasoning This UK on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Instagram. You can also find Nadine on Instagram and her co-host Panashe! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and join our brand new facebook group, to join a community all about muddling through our twenties together! New Episodes every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm (GMT)  What I'm Engaging With: This Is A Robbery on Netflix  What Nadine is Engaging With: 'Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold' by Bolu Babalola Small Business Spotlight: Limpet Store  Poem of the Week: 'I'm Afraid So' by Sophia  Charity of the Week: Intercultural Youth Scotland 
01:03:59
April 12, 2021
Small Talk: What is the Biggest Risk You've Ever Taken?
This week Naomi gets a little more comfortable behind the mic as she shares some anecdotes about the biggest risk she has ever taken and how it has changed her for the better. Kirsty will be returning to join her next episode but until then don't forget to share, follow and review this episode as well as check out our Instagram (@fancyablether) and website.
25:44
April 7, 2021
Small Talk: Returning to Work After Lockdown
This week Naomi flies solo for the first time while she talks about a topic she has had a lot of experience with other the past year: returning to work after furlough. She shares some tips on how to manage the transition from home to work life smoothly as well as how to keep in touch with the new you that you may have discovered during lockdown even when back at work. Please share, follow and review. Also check us out on Instagram (@fancyablether) and on our website (www.fancyablether.com)
15:56
March 31, 2021
Small Talk: Setting Boundaries and Why They Are Important
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about the big B word: boundaries. They delve into family, work, friend and romantic boundaries they have set as well as chatting about why they are crucial to our own health. If you listen for long enough you'll also get to witness the weird moment that happened when live recording firsthand. Please share, follow and review. Check us out on Instagram (@fancyablether) and on our website (www.fancyablether.com)
48:40
March 24, 2021
Slowing Down with Sunandinii S Bansal
This week Kirsty is chatting to poet, writer, podcaster and speaker Sunandinii all about writing, the innovation generation, how the pandemic taught her to slow down and why average is just a word. You can check Sunandinii out on Instagram or check out her podcast: The Written Word here. Don't forget to follow, share and review this podcast and check out our Instagram, Facebook and website! Stay tuned for brand new episodes every Monday and Wednesay at 5PM (GMT).  What I'm Engaging With: Operation Varsity Blues on Netflix Small Business of the Week: All Things Nice Home Poem of the Week: 'Missing You Alone' by Sheila Denise Scott  Charity of the Week: The Poetry Society
26:55
March 22, 2021
Small Talk: Our Response to #NotAllMen
This week Kirsty and Naomi let you know their response to #NotAllMen as we do a deep dive into some heavy topics. TW: Mentions of suicide, sexual assualt, sexual harassement and sexual abuse. If this episode taught you something or made you feel validate we would love to know over on our instagram (@fancyablether). New Episodes every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm. 
51:58
March 17, 2021
Empowering Women with Camila Vola
This week Kirsty is talking to Camila Vola about all things podcasting and her newest podcast season: Women's March and chatting all about empowering women. You can find Camila's podcast here and it's instagram here. Don't forget to share, review and follow us and check out our instagram and website! Stay tuned for new episodes every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm (GMT).  Sexual Harrasment Survey Mentioned: The Guardian's article What I'm Engaging With: 'The Book of Moods' by Lauren Martin What Camila is Engaging With: 'Break the Good Girl Myth' by Majo Malfino, 'The Crown' Small Business of the Week: Cosi UK Poem of the Week: 'A Woman Speaks' by Audre Lorde  Charity of the Week: Strong Minds 
57:09
March 15, 2021
Small Talk: Intersectional Feminism
As we recorded this on International's Womens Day and during Women's History Month (even though we think every day is international women's day and every month is women's history month), Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about intersectional feminism. This truly is not an episode you are going to want to miss! Don't forget to leave us a review, follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and spotify, and of course check out our website! 
38:01
March 10, 2021
Making Moxie Moves with B Sedgwick
This week Kirsty is chatting to B Sedgwick all about making moxie moves, about what that means, how to do it and also delving into her book: Moxie Moves: 10 Ways to Make a Powerful Difference. You can find B Sedgwick on Instagram, Facebook and her own website; and you can find her book here. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, leave a review, follow us on Spotify and check out our website.  What I'm Engaging With: The Bold Type Small Business of the Week: Han Makes (@han_makes)  Charity of the Week: Sierra Club 
43:30
March 8, 2021
Small Talk: Being Single in a Pandemic
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting about what it's like to be single in a pandemic in the UK, and this episode gets juicy! Let us know if you'd like a part two by commenting on our instagram (@fancyablether), and while you are at it check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)
27:18
March 3, 2021
How To Have A Successful Career with Kate Tudoreanu
This week Kirsty chats with career coach Kate Tudoreanu about how to find the right career for you, tips and tricks when job searching and also covers career shifting and also how to navigate the job market right now. Don't forget to check us out on Instagram (@fancyablether) or at our website (www.fancyablether.com). You can find Kate on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/buildacareeryoulove) or her Instagram page (@katetudoreanu) What I'm Engaging With: 'Alternate Endings' by Erin Bolens  Poem of the Week: 'Slow It Down' by Abimbola T. Alabi Small Business of the Week: RedMoonArtStore  Charity of the Week: International Rescue Committee 
47:00
March 1, 2021
Small Talk: What Bad Habits Do You Wish You Could Stop?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about bad habits they have but wish they could stop. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)
38:53
February 24, 2021
Solo Episode: Feeling Lost
This week Kirsty gets personal and vulnerable with you all for her first solo episode of 2021 where she shares with you a time she was completely lost in life as well as letting you know that's normal and there is no map to 'how to do life right'. Please share your thoughts on our instagram (@fancyablether), as well as reposting and reviewing us! You can also contact us on our website (www.fancyablether.com) What I'm Engaging With: 'The Book of Moods' by Lauren Martin Small Business Spotlight: Mini Me Art Co (@minimeartco) Poem of the Week: 'It is Okay' by Cleo Wade  Chairty of the Week: Greener Earth Project 
41:46
February 22, 2021
Small Talk: What's Your Favourite Word?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are talking all about words, which leads to the usual tangents and naturally Kirsty forgetting her story half way through telling it because that's where we're at in this lockdown. Don't forget to repost and leave us a review, you can also follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) or check out our website (fancyablether.com). 
26:50
February 17, 2021
Healing Emotionally with Zali
This week Kirsty talks to Zali about how to heal emotionally in order to live a life of purpose. Zali is an intuitive awakening mentor who works with women to help them heal emotionally. Don't forget to repost if your listening to the podcast and leave us a review, you can also check us out on Instagram (@fancyablether) and on our website (fancyablether.com). You can find Zali on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/energybyzali), instagram (@energybyzali) or her website (energybyzali.com).  What We're Engaging With: Penguin Bloom on Netflix  Poem of the Week: 'Forgive Yourself First' by Mary Amkhan Charity of the Week: Agape International Missions: https://aimfree.org/ Kirsty's poetry account: Observe Absorb Write 
26:25
February 15, 2021
Small Talk: What do you like to cook the most?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are talking all about cooking which naturally leads to Naomi's air fryer obsession, and how Kirsty is a rule follower in the kitchen. Let us know on instagram (@fancyablether) if you are a rule follower or rebel in the kitchen and what you like cooking! And check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)  
27:16
February 10, 2021
January Book Club: Midnight Library
Join Kirsty this week as she chats with one of her best friends Hannah all about January's book: The Midnight Library. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and you can also find hannah there (@hannahmatheson).  'The Midnight Library' by Matt Haig Charity of the Week: Scottish Book Trust Next month's book: 'The World's Wife' by Carol Ann Duffy 
42:42
February 8, 2021
Fancy A Blether?: Curiosity Conversations with Jonathan Rivera
This week Kirsty is joined by Jonathan Rivera to talk all about curiosity conversations, and what it means to be a conversational activist. Don't forget to follow us on instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com). You can find Jonathan on Instagram (jonthan.rivera17) or email him (jonathan.kenn.rivera@gmail.com).  Poem of the Week: 'What It's Like to Be You' by Beaut Writings (@beautwritings) Positive News Story of the Week: Scottish Postman Quits His Job After Viral Sea Shanty TikTok To Pursue Music  Charity of the Week: Charity Water
29:07
February 1, 2021
Small Talk: What animal would you like to be reincarnated as?
This week Kirsty and Naomi discuss what animal they would like to be reincarnated as. In typical Small Talk fashion, Kirsty comes up with several animals as she is just that indecisive and Naomi leads us onto many tangents surrounding food. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether)
13:33
January 27, 2021
Solving Conflict and Building Self Awareness with Jenn Whitmer
This week Kirsty is joined by Jenn Whitmer and they discuss the importance of building self awareness, how to solve conflict in the workplace and in your daily life and ennegrams. You can find Jenn on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can also get involved with Jenn and check out her resources here: https://jennwhitmer.com/freebies.  Don't forget to check out our instagram (@fancyablether).  Charity of the Week : Dressember (https://www.dressember.org/) Positive News Story of the Week: 'Number of Indy Bookshops Grew Depsite Pandemic' in Positive.News Poem of the Week: 'To a Mouse' by Robert Burns 
43:21
January 25, 2021
Small Talk: How do you celebrate your birthday?
Today is our host: Kirsty's birthday, so naturally we had to make sure our small talk topic of the week related to that. So tune in to listen to Kirsty and Naomi chat about what they do for their birthdays normally and what they did/are doing in lockdown for them! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com). 
19:48
January 20, 2021
Being a Woman in Sport with Essi Aittasalo
Join Kirsty this week as she chats with Essi Aittasalo about the need for equality for women in sports. As well as what key players are starting to realise this now, and what we can all do to create change. They also discuss what it's like to be a woman in a male dominated sport in an inspiring and motivating episode, that will leave you wanting to create change. You can find Essi on her personal instagram (@ezzii) and a hockey account she runs: BUIHA Development (@buihadev) Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com) What I'm Engaging With: 'The Institute' by Stephen King  Charity of the Week: Cats Protection Poem: 'Equality' poem by Nathalie Stapley Positive News Story: 'Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Serve as Head Coach in N.B.A. Game' 
41:28
January 18, 2021
Episode 21: Small Talk//If you won the lottery, what would you splurge on first?
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they talk about what they would splurge on if they won the lottery, and as per usual go on some tangents including what a mess the UK is currently, Romeo the alpaca and goat yoga. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com). 
32:51
January 13, 2021
Fancy A Blether: Welcome to Season 3!
This week Kirsty gives you a quick catch up on her life, her 2021 goals and January goals and what is to come in Season 3! Don't forget to follow us on instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website! (www.fancyablether.com)  Chidera Eggerue's Instagram: @theslumflower  Continue The Voice's zine: www.continuethevoice.com/zine
17:02
January 10, 2021
Episode 20: Chaotic 2020 Trivia Featuring Lex and Euan
This episode was recorded live on new year's eve, or for all you Scots out there: Hogmanay. Kirsty and Naomi were joined by their friends Lex and Euan for an episode of chaos and a lot of hilarity, it's certainly one you don't want to miss! Don't forget to check us out on Instagram (@fancyablether), and join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week for new episodes! 
36:31
January 1, 2021
Episode 19: Small Talk//Christmas Traditions
This week Kirsty and Naomi explain where they have been the past few weeks and talk all about Christmas traditions and what's been going on with them recently. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website! (www.fancyablether.com)
42:45
December 18, 2020
Episode 18: Small Talk//If you could marry an inanimate object, what would you marry?
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they chat about what inanimate objects they would marry if you could marry one. An episode full of plenty of laughs and a few delerious hosts, you don't want to miss this one! Let us know what you would choose on our Instagram (@fancyablether).
22:50
November 26, 2020
Season 2, Episode 18: Sustainable Fashion with Emily Hopkins
Join Kirsty this week as she chats to sustainable textiles designer Emily Hopkins all about the world of sustainable fashion. Don't forget to forget to follow @fancyablether. You can find Emily on Instagram and her work on Etsy.  Poem of the Week: 'An Example of What We Shouldn't Do' by Wilson Oryema  Positive News of the Week: Rotten Veg Puts the Green in Green Energy Charity of the Week: WWF
34:49
November 22, 2020
Episode 17: Small Talk//What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they chat about all things bucket lists including Kirsty's childhood bucket list! An episode you won't want to miss. Let us know what's on your bucket list on our Instagram (@fancyablether).
22:27
November 18, 2020
Season 2, Episode 17: Handling Grief with Fiona Sturrock
This week Kirsty is joined by grief specialist, Fiona Sturrock to talk about ways to handle grief and discuss what grief really is. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com). Where to find Fiona: Website (https://seedsofgrief.com/), Mighty Network (https://the-seeds-of-grief.mn.co/) What I'm Engaging With: Trial 4 Poem of the Week: 'Another Year Around the Sun' by Kirsty Taylor Charity Spot of the Week: The Lavender Trust Positive News Story: This School Replaced Homework with Acts of Kindness
33:26
November 15, 2020
Episode 16: Small Talk//What is the weirdest food combination you've ever tried?
Naomi and Kirsty are talking all about weird food combinations they've had which naturally leads to one of their usual tangents, food in general. Head to Instagram (@fancyablether) to let us know the weirdest food(s)/food combinations you've tried. While you are at you can also check out our website! (www.fancyablether.com)
22:51
November 12, 2020
Season 2, Episode 9: Book Club Episode - Half A World Away by Mike Gayle
Join Kirsty this week as she talks about October's book club book of the month: 'Half A World Away' by Mike Gayle. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com).  Charity Spot of the Week: Befriend a Child  Next Months Book Club Book: 'The World's Wife' by Carol Ann Duffy  Positive News Story of the Week: Plaxtil: A French Firm Finds a Way to Recycle Single-Use Masks from Squirrel News 
18:13
November 8, 2020
Episode 15: Small Talk//Ways to keep busy in a lockdown
This week Kirsty and Naomi are talking about ways they kept busy in a lockdown, and anything they recommend people should do if they go into another lockdown like England. They also want to give a psa saying 'please remember to look after your mental health and wellbeing in this lockdown in the darker months, it is likely to be hard but you will get through it.' Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website. (www.fancyablether.com)
27:07
November 4, 2020
Season 2, Episode 8: Where On Earth Did Halloween Come From?
For years, Kirsty has wondered where on earth halloween all began so this year she decided to find out and share all that she has discovered with you! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)  Positive News Story of the Week: 'Cold Water Swimmers Offer Hope For Dementia Treatment' by Positive.News  Poem of the Week: 'To The Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window' by Adelaide Crapsey Charity of the Week: We Too! (@we_too_aberdeen) 'Halloween' by Robert Burns 
44:34
November 1, 2020
Episode 14: Small Talk//When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are chatting all about what it is that people regularly come to them for help with. Let us know what people always ask for your help with on our Instagram (@fancyablether)  You can read the Continue the Voice zine here, and check out Naomi's other podcast here.  (https://www.continuethevoice.com/zine) (https://open.spotify.com/show/4CILbbjE9b8cRO6XVTWaOe) (https://www.instagram.com/fancyablether/)
15:08
October 29, 2020
Season 2, Episode 7: Intersectional Education with the Chair and Vice Chair of All In One Education
This week Kirsty is joined by the Chair and Vice Chair of the charity: All In One Education to chat all about intersectional education. You can find All In One on their website, on facebook or on Instagram (@allinoneeducationuk), and of course don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether).  What I'm Engaging With: Continue The Voice's zine  Positive News Story: Pope Francis Endorses Same Sex Partnerships  Poem of the Week: 'Am I Enough?' by Kirsty Taylor Charity Spot of the Week: The Black Curriculum  Places to go for more resources: Working Class History, Runnymede Trust, The Concious Kid, Adam Elliott Cooper
49:41
October 25, 2020
Episode 13: Small Talk//'What was the most over hyped place you've traveled to?'
This week Kirsty and Naomi are talking about over hyped places they've visited, head to our Instagram (@fancyablether) to tell us some of yours or some under-hyped places you've been to. Don't forget to check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)
30:32
October 21, 2020
Episode 12: Small Talk//Should Ghosting Be Illegal? Featuring Nothing Means Everything Podcast
This week Kirsty and Naomi are joined by the host of the other podcast Naomi co-hosts to talk all about ghosting. Let us know on our Instagram (@fancyablether) or on our website (www.fancyablether.com) if you think ghosting should be illegal!  You can check out Nothing Means Everything on Spotify, Instagram (@nmepodcast) and Tiktok 'Frank's' Instagram: @vanityofblack Naomi's Socials: @majestic_mayhem (IG) and Naomi Howell-Steven on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzF1GgKAMvAtUc_x3AJTfSw)
31:42
October 14, 2020
Season 2, Episode 6: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Social Media
This week Kirsty is discussing social media and how it can be an empowering tool but at the exact same time a demaning one. Partly inspired by the Netflix film 'The Social Dilemma'. Let us know what your thoughts are on the complicated world of social media ironically on our instagram (@fancyablether) and also check out our website (www.fancyablether.com).  What I'm Engaging With: Shine On with Reese (Netflix)  Poetry of the Week: 'Technology, Friend and Foe' by Druzzayne Rika  Charity Spot of the Week: Barnardo's (https://www.barnardos.org.uk/campaign-with-us/childrens-social-media-and-mental-health) Positive News Story: '‘A shining light’: the care farms supporting people with mental health challenges' by Positive News 
39:26
October 10, 2020
Episode 11: Small Talk//If you knew you couldn't fail, what things would you do?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are answering the question: If you knew you couldn't fail, what things would you do? This naturally results in a few tangents which we know is just the way you like it. Let us know how you would answer the question by heading to our most recent post on Instagram (@fancyablether) and why not give our website a nosey while you are at it! (www.fancyablether.com) 
18:04
October 7, 2020
Episode 10: Small Talk/Do You Like Documentaries? Why Or Why Not?
This week Kirsty and Naomi talk all about documentaries, and Kirsty goes all film school graduate on us. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @fancyablether and comment on our recent post whether you like documentaries or not and what your favourite one is. You should also check out our website www.fancyablether.com
20:53
September 30, 2020
Season 2, Episode 4: How To Accomplish Goals And Try New Things with Douglas Veitch
This week Kirsty is joined by Dedicate24 podcast host, Douglas Veitch. They talk all about how Douglas became a podcaster, where the idea for his podcast came up for, and how to start sticking to and acheiving new year's resolutions and goals. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether), and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)  You can find Douglas here (@douglasveitch), and his podcast Dedicate24 here (https://open.spotify.com/show/27JQJovLdxd3rm09ZixuVq?si=WloJvFOsQWKYI78Hx_QaLw) What I'm Engaging With: 'This is Paris' on Youtube Poem of the Week: 'On Quitting' by Edgar Albert Guest Charity Spot of the Week: Alzheimer Scotland (https://www.alzscot.org/) (IG: @alzscot)
45:08
September 26, 2020
Episode 9: Small Talk//Do You Prefer Travelling Alone or In A Group?
This week Kirsty and Naomi are discussing whether they prefer travelling alone or in a group, and the pros and cons of both. In typically Small Talk style they also indulge themselves in a tangent of discussing how they miss travelling at this time, but of course recognise that it is for the safety of everyone to stay at home. Don't forget to check out our Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website www.fancyablether.com 
14:14
September 23, 2020
Season 2, Episode 3: A Conversation with Naomi Howell-Steven//The Supposed 'Migrant' Crisis
This week Kirsty is joined by Naomi for a fan favourite episode style of a conversation with. In this conversation with episode Naomi and Kirsty discuss the UK's supposed 'migrant' crisis; how we can help people who have been affected by the fire in Moria right now; how to switch our language to be more people centred; and the ways in which we personally can stop dehumanising anyone who seeks refuge.  Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com) Help People Affected by Moira Now: https://shor.by/chooselove What I'm Engaging With: Thick and Thin, Dedicate 24, Seasoning This UK, Nothing Means Everything  Poem of the Week: 'Home' by Warsan Shire (IG: @warsanshiree, Twitter: @warsan_shire, Website: http://warsanshire.squarespace.com/) Charity of the Week: Choose Love (https://choose.love/) Places to look in order to create change: Follow Choose Love on Instagram for up to date accurate information (@chooselove), Find local charities such as The Welcoming (@welcomingedinburgh) and Refuweegee (@refuweegee), follow @instahangaf to stay educated 
55:30
September 20, 2020
Episode 8: Small Talk featuring Emily Hopkins//What Are Some Small Things That Make Your Day Better?
This week Kirsty and Naomi, are joined by a special guest Emily Hopkins. This week they are discussing what are some small things that make your day. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether, and check out our website: www.fancyablether.com 
18:12
September 16, 2020
Season 2, Episode 2: Longevity in the Music Business with Robert Kool Bell
This week Kirsty is join by her Small Talk (new episodes every Wednesday) co-host Naomi Howell-Steven in a very exciting interview with a music legend: Robert Kool Bell, of course most known through the band Kool and the Gang. New episodes every Saturday, don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)  Where to find Robert Kool Bell: Instagram (@mr.robertkoolbell), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Robert.Kool.Bell/), Le Kool Champagne (https://lekoolchampagne.com/) What I'm Engaging With: Headspace (https://www.headspace.com/), Spotify and Headspace Student Deal (https://www.spotify.com/uk/headspace/student/) Poem of the Week: 'Oh Music' (https://www.instagram.com/p/CBPkoX_FMG1/) by Sharma (@_thoughts_to_words) Sharma's co-authored book: PRIDE: Accepting The True Self of You (http://store.thepaperpublication.com/index.php/product/pride-accepting-the-true-self-of-you-beat-narrative/) Charity Spot of the Week: Kool Kids Foundation (https://www.koolkidsfoundation.org/) What We're Reading Right Now: 'The Ungrateful Refugee' by Dina Nayeri, 'Six Four' by Hideo Yokoyama 
36:24
September 12, 2020
Episode 7: Small Talk with Naomi Howell-Steven//What Have You Done Wrong Most Of Your Life and Only Recently Found Out The Right Way To Do It?
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they discuss what things they have been doing wrong most of their life, and what the supposed right way to do them is. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram and check out our website: www.fancyablether.com  You can also find Kirsty (@keenkirsty_) and Naomi (@majestic_mayhem)  on Instagram.
24:23
September 9, 2020
Season 2, Episode 1: Book Club and Untold Stories - 'Where The Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens
Join Kirsty this week for our first ever Book Club and Untold Stories episode! This book club episode is all about 'Where The Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens, and our untold stories is about a badass British Muslim Spy from WW2 named 'Noor Inayat Khan. Stay tuned for new main series episodes every SATURDAY and new Small Talk episodes every WEDNESDAY. You can find us on Instagram (@fancyablether) or on our own website (www.fancyablether.com)  Forum post for this month's book club: https://www.fancyablether.com/forum/general-discussions/august-book-club-where-the-crawdads-sing-by-delia-owens?origin=business_manager  What I'm Engaging With: Off the Shelf Sheroe's piece (https://offtheshelf.com/2017/08/sheroes-15-incredible-stories-coolest-women-youve-never-heard/), All In One Education UK's Instagram (@allinoneeducationuk) Charity of the Week: Scottish Book Trust (https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading-and-stories)  Further reading on 'Where The Crawdads Sing' and Delia Owens: Delia Owens' Website (https://www.deliaowens.com/), The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/12/where-the-crawdads-sing-delia-owens-review), Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/now-that-weve-all-read-where-the-crawdads-sing-can-we-talk-about-the-ending/2019/04/17/9ef35184-6074-11e9-9ff2-abc984dc9eec_story.html),  NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/21/books/where-the-crawdads-sing-delia-owens.html), AJC (https://www.ajc.com/entertainment/books--literature/where-the-wild-things-are/QvNSePNsoQqYRQ4FIWKQZO/) Where to buy 'Where The Crawdads Sing': Portobello Bookshop (https://www.theportobellobookshop.com/fiction/where-the-crawdads-sing-delia-owens?rq=where%20the%20crawdads%20sing) or a local bookshop near you!  Further reading on Noor Inayat Khan: Story told found on All In One Education UK here (https://www.instagram.com/p/CEG5g6ZDoK3/), BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/inayat_khan_noor.shtml), SWWEC (https://war-experience.org/lives/noor-inayat-khan-soe/), 'Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris' by Arthur J. Magida.  Book for September's Book Club: 'Women Don't Owe You Pretty' by Florence Given
33:58
September 5, 2020
Episode 6: Small Talk featuring Megan O'Reilly//What Would An Adult Version Of An Ice Cream Truck Sell? And What Song Would It Play?
This week Naomi is join by special guest Megan O'Reilly as Kirsty had to take the week off due to starting her PGDE. So you can join Naomi and Megan to find out what they think an adult version of an ice cream truck would sell, and what song it would play! Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com) for episode transcipts, exclusive content and more. 
17:47
September 2, 2020
Episode 5: Small Talk with Naomi Howell-Steven//What's The Difference Between Justice And Revenge?
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they discuss what they think the difference between justice and revenge is, and delve a little into whether justice really exists in Western modern day societies. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram and check out our website: www.fancyablether.com  You can also find Kirsty (@keenkirsty_) and Naomi (@majestic_mayhem)  on Instagram.  Justice for Breonna Taylor: Petition (https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor), List of other action items (https://msha.ke/30flirtyfilm/#top-picks) Justice for Jacob Blake: Go FundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/justiceforjacobblake), Call local officials (https://www.instagram.com/p/CEQt1y4DyMe/), Petition (https://www.change.org/p/tony-evers-justice-for-jacob-blake-5976e1a2-f001-4739-bbac-7ce266d91728?source_location=topic_page)  Don't Give Up, The Fight is Not Over Yet. 
21:11
August 26, 2020
Episode 11: Fancy A Blether?//Carving Out A Well-Balanced Life with Zara Carmichael
Join Kirsty this week as she discovers how to carve out a well-balanced life by chatting to Yoga teacher and nutritional student Zara Carmichael. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)  Zara's Social Media Handles: @zaraszen, zaraszen.com  Poem of the Week: 'I am more than my nightmares' by Jennae Cecilia, (@jennaececilia)  Jennae's New Book ('The Sun Will Rise and So Will We): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CJXNCVM Charity of the Week: Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (https://edch.org.uk/)   Zara's post on Beginner's yoga: https://www.zaraszen.com/blog/how-to-start-yoga What We're Reading Right Now: 'A Monk's Guide to Happiness' by Gelong Thubten (https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781473696679?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgauayPap6wIVVuDtCh0NCgltEAYYASABEgI-3_D_BwE)  'The Defining Decade' by Meg Jay (https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/catalogue/9781782114925/) 
33:01
August 20, 2020
Episode 4: Small Talk with Naomi Howell-Steven//Why have many societies begun to place such a high value on emotions and being emotional?
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they chat about why societies have begun to place such a high value on emotions. Which leads to some necessary tangents on gender equality and why empathy counts in this world. Don't forget to follow us on instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com) You can also find Kirsty (@keenkirsty_) and Naomi (@majestic_mayhem) on Instagram to follow along with their lives. Short Documentary Mentioned: The Best Place To Be A Woman by The Economist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7fyqpHKARg)
26:20
August 19, 2020
Episode 10: Fancy A Blether?//Why We Need BAME Educators with Arthur Korobov and Lewis Batty
Kirsty is discussing why having BAME educators is so important with Arthur Korobov and Lewis Batty. As well as discussing the work they have been doing with their old school recently to increase the number of BAME educators they employ, and why they chose to work towards creating this change. Don't forget to check us out on Instagram (@fancyablether) and on our website (www.fancyablether.com).  Arthur (@___arthur_) and Lewis' (@lewisbatty_) Instagram Handles  What I'm Engaging With: Choose Love's Facebook (facebook.com/chooselove), Twitter (@chooselove) and Instagram (@chooselove) Charity Spot of the Week: Give Racism the Red Card (theredcard.org) What I'm Reading Right Now: 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama 
51:13
August 13, 2020
Episode 4: Small Talk with Naomi Howell-Steven//What Are Some of Your Pavlovian Responses?
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they chat about Pavlovian responses including what that means ,and some they have noticed they and many others around them have. Don't forget tofollow us on instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website (www.fancyablether.com)  You can also find Kirsty (@keenkirsty_) and Naomi (@majestic_mayhem) on Instagram to follow along with their lives.
16:34
August 12, 2020
Episode 9: Fancy A Blether?//The Importance of The Arts with RosieGlow Productions
Join Kirsty as she talks to the trio of sisters (Harriet, Victoria and Rohanne) behind RosieGlow Productions all about how important the arts are, and how their event: Revival is helping to revive the arts right now! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (@fancyablether) and check out our website! Where To Get Your Tickets for Revival: Facebook Event (Revival), Ticket Website (See Tickets) RosieGlow Productions Socials: Instagram (@rosieglowproductions), Twitter (@RosieGlowProdu1), Facebook (RosieGlow Production), Website (RosieGlow Productions) Harriet (@madhattercb), Victoria (@vickicb17) and Rohanne's (@rohannecb) Instagrams  Lebanon Resources  Poem of the Week: 'Theatre' by K_Shire (@eternity_of_poetry, IG)  Charity Spot: Acting for Others Things Mentioned During the Main Episode: Proud Podcast (Victoria's friend's podcast) What We're Reading Right Now: 'Where The Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens, 'Oh! Magazine', 'Can Everyone Please Calm Down? A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality' by Mae Martin  Positive News Story: 10 Year Old, Daisy Watt, sells paintings for up to £10,000 and donates all the money to charity, can be found on Good News Network. 
35:16
August 6, 2020
Episode 3: Small Talk With Naomi Howell-Steven//Things We Do Now That Will Be Primitive In 100 Years.
Join Naomi and Kirsty this week as they discuss what elements of the world today will be considered primitive in 100 years. Don't forget to follow our Instagram, and check out our website! Naomi's Handles: Instagram and Youtube
25:16
August 5, 2020
Episode 8: Fancy A Blether?//Reading, Literature and Book Club Announcement
Join Kirsty this week as she discusses reading, books and announces the launch of our brand new Fancy a Blether? book club! New episodes EVERY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and check out our website.  Poem of the Week: 'There Is No Frigate Like a Book' by Emily Dickinson Charity Spot of the Week: The Children's Literacy Charity Main Episode Mentions: Huffpost Article, 'Autumn' by Ali Smith, 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' by Muriel Spark, 'The Big Katie Morag Storybook' by Mairi Hedderwick, 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl, 'Your Silence Will Not Protect You' by Audre Lorde, 'Purple Hibiscus' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 'The Last Stop on Market Street' by Matt de la Peña, 'Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants' by Ann Brashares, 'Hotel World' by Ali Smith, 'The Driver's Seat' by Muriel Spark, 'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Post-Colonial Studies Reader' by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffins and Helen Tiffin.  What I'm Reading This Week: 'Where The Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens  Positive News Story of the Week: Meditation Linked to Better Physical Health
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July 30, 2020
Episode 2: Small Talk with Naomi Howell-Steven //Eighth Wonder of the World
Join Kirsty and Naomi this week as they chat about what they think the eighth wonder of the world should be! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram: @fancyablether. Head to our website forum to let us know what you think the eighth wonder of the world should be! Check out Naomi's Instagram and Youtube! Article of what the seven wonders of the world are, definition of a wonder of the world  Some places to go if you want to help save the rainforests: WWF, Green Peace, Mental Floss Article  AntsCanada Youtube Channel, Guinness World Record's page on the Largest colony of ants. 
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July 29, 2020
Episode 7: Fancy A Blether?//Moving Your Body To Feel Better
Join Kirsty this week as she discusses the positive impacts moving your body can have, and how you can find what exercise/sport works for you. New episodes EVERY THURSDAY 6PM GMT. Don't forget to check out our website, and follow us on Instagram: @fancyablether What I'm Engaging With: British Sign Language Course  Poem of the Week: 'This Body is Mine, This Body is Beautiful' found on Yellow Co, written by Arielle Estoria. Articles Refrenced: Anschutz Health and Wellness Centre, Breaking Muscle.  What I'm Reading This Week: Breathe Magazine Positive News Story: 'Farm to Fork' on Positive News 
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July 23, 2020
Episode 1: Small Talk with Naomi Howell//Ennegrams
Join Kirsty and Naomi as they have a good old natter about pretty much anything in the world. All in the spirit of some good old fashion small talk. A podcast perfect to listen to on your commute to work, getting ready for a night out or even in your shower! This episode is all about ennegrams so you can get to know them better as this is the first episode of the season! New episodes live every WEDNESDAY at 8AM GMT! Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram and Naomi on @majestic_mayhem  To try the Ennegram test we used click here. 
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July 22, 2020
Episode 6: Fancy A Blether?//The Labryinth That is Adult Friendships
This week Kirsty discusses adult friendships, what she has learnt from friendship that went awry in the past. As weel as the importance of being your own friend. New Episodes EVERY THURSDAY at 6PM GMT. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram, and you can check out our brand new website here!  What I've Been Engaging With This Week: The Innocence Project on Netflix. You can check out the Innocence Project London here.  Poem of the Week: You can find the poem of the week on my personal poetry website - Observe Absorb Write  Charity Spot of The Week: Age UK What I've Been Reading This Week: The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña.  Positive News Story: College Grad Designs Ramen Packing That Dissolves in Hot Water, you can find out more about student Holly Grounds work on her website
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July 17, 2020
Episode 5: Fancy A Blether?//Discussing Bisexuality, How To Combat Biphobia, and How To Be An Ally with Marion Jochmans.
This week Kirsty discusses bisexuality, how to combat biphobia and how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ with Marion Jochmans. New episodes EVERY THURSDAY 6PM BST. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram. Please follow, subscribe, share and review the show.  Where to Find Marion  Social Media: @marionjochmans  Blog: Marion Jochmans on Wordpress Article on Bisexual Awareness Week by Marion Resources Mentioned  ICE Petition Poem of the Week: 'Bisexual Visibility' by Trudy Howson Charity of The Week: LGBT Youth Scotland  Kinsey Scale IG Post on the differences between bisexual and pansexual.  Olivia Otigbah's Interview with Marion What We're Reading: 'Your Silence Will Not Protect You' by Audre Lorde, The Bi-ble.  Black Owned Bookstores: New Beacon Books, Book Love and Round Table.  Positive News Story
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July 9, 2020
Episode 4: Fancy A Blether?//The Best of Edinburgh
The best spots in Edinburgh for eating, drinking, exercising and shopping. New episodes every Thursday 6pm BST. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram.  PETITION TO SIGN: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300976 Poem: Auld Reekie  Some of the local businesses mentioned:  @leighelizabethstudio @honeycombandcocafe @misskatiecupcake  @hulajuicebar Book of the Week: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
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July 2, 2020
Episode 3: Fancy A Blether?//Positivity and Mental Wellbeing
Kirsty discusses what she does to remain positive and ways we can all prioritise our mental wellbeing, with a slight focus on recent times. New Episodes every Thursday 6pm BST. Please subscribe, follow and review the show, and don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram. Poem of the Week: 'Yell Sound' by Jackie Kay  Instagram Video Mentioned: Mary Mandfield's Dear White People  What I've Been Engaging With: 13th, Pose and Disclosure (can all be found on Netflix)  Charity of the Week: Scottish Association for Mental Health, you can learn more about their charity or use the resources provided in the information hub.  What I've Been Reading: 'Made in Scotland' by Billy Connolly  Positive News Story: Marcus Rashford's free school meals victory. Originally found here but you can read more about it here.
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June 25, 2020
Episode 2: Fancy A Blether?//Anti-Racism and White Privilege with Naomi Howell
A candid conversation about Anti-Racism and White Privilege with Naomi Howell. New Episodes every Thursday 6pm BST. Don't forget to follow @fancyablether on Instagram.  Naomi's handles Instagram and Tik Tok: @majestic_mayhem  Youtube: Majestic Mayhem Poet of the week: Natysha  Charity of the week: The Black Curriculum  BBC Iplayer Show mentioned: Black and Scottish  Books Mentioned: No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in Scotland, The End Of Policing by Alex S. Vitale  Some Black-owned bookshops: New Beacon Books, Book Love, Round Table. 
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June 18, 2020
Episode One: Q and A, Learn a Little About Me and The Show
Welcome! This is the first episode of this podcast, so it is really just an introduction to your host (Kirsty Taylor) and the show itself. New Episodes will go live at 6:00pm BST every Thursday.  Stay up to date with the podcast on Instagram @fancyablether  Links mentioned in the show Poetry Website: https://www.observeabsorbwrite.com/ Poetry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/observeabsorbwrite/
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June 18, 2020
Fancy A Blether?: Teaser
Fancy A Blether? is a lifestyle podcast that focus on the World's solutions, rather than its problem. Join 23 year old Kirsty Taylor as she tries to navigate her way through this ever-changing world; and maintain her glass half full attitude whilst doing so.  Instagram: @fancyablether  Website: www.fancyablether.com
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June 12, 2020