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Hear2Listen Podcast

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So we started a podcast during UK Lock Down 2020 | Talking Therapies and talking waffle, chit and chat with potential squabbles.
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THE DEATH OF LIFE | Episode #39 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#39 – The Death of Life   Recorded: 25/11/2020    People struggle every day, sometimes without ever displaying that they are troubled. Alan Z. Freuer is quoted as saying: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”   Although struggle is not exclusive to men, the rise in self-harm and suicide in all genders has become a sad fact of modern life.    We approach the subject of suicide from all angles including people we have known who have taken their own lives, how we deal with our own difficult situations and share our personal experiences with ‘dark’ thoughts.     We explore that factors that might lead to someone taking their own life and focus on the strategies that could be put in place to support someone out of pain.     If you have been affected by any of the content of this podcast or you just want to reach out, get in contact through our website below.       Podcast also available on:    Spotify:    Google Podcasts:    Apple Podcasts:       For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:    Visit Hear2Listen on:
December 13, 2020
Talk to Seamus | Episode #38 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#38 – Talk to Seamus   Recorded: 16/11/2020    Today the team talk with Dr Seamus MacAuley, an online Substance Abuse and Addiction Counsellor. Seamus talks to us about working with Adam on prison addiction treatment programmes, his own experiences with addiction and the kinds of things that might prompt someone into seeking change.      We speculate on the variety of different modern addictions we face and what all of us can do to prevent our ‘addictions’ from taking hold.     Seamus runs his own addiction and trauma counselling service and can be found here:   Tel: +44(0)7723548573    Email:     Podcast also available on:   Spotify:   Google Podcasts:   Apple Podcasts:    For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:     Visit Hear2Listen on:
December 12, 2020
PRESENTING HEAR2LISTEN | Episode #37 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#37 – Presenting Hear2Listen   Recorded: 11/11/2020    Today the team talk about group facilitation in line with our NCS School Support programme.  We explore our various approaches and previous experience being in front of large groups of people while conveying information that we believe in. We explore some of the challenges inherent in managing the space and what things we can do to be as effective as possible.       Later, we talk about the impact the second lockdown has had on the School Support delivery, our thoughts on the future and discuss the recent news of a possible vaccine.       Podcast also available on:    Spotify:    Google Podcasts:    Apple Podcasts:     For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:      Visit Hear2Listen on:
December 11, 2020
BIDEN OUR TIME | Episode #36 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#36 – Biden Our Time  Recorded: 04/11/2020    The team talk about the American election which opens up a general discussion about politics. We explore the fascination many UK residents have with American politics. What is it about the election that draws our attention? Do we have the same interest in UK politics?    In the second half of the podcast we talk about the impending 2nd lockdown and how this may affect us personally. We explore our own ideas and speculate on alternatives to the current advice while suggesting solutions to staying positive during this challenging time.      Podcast also available on:    Spotify:    Google Podcasts:    Apple Podcasts:    For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:    Visit Hear2Listen on:
December 10, 2020
MAYOR DAVE | Episode #35 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#35 – Mayor Dave   Recorded: 28/10/2020    Today the team welcome in Dave Hodgson MBE, Mayor for Bedford Borough Council. Dave offers his perspective on the current climate and how organisations and members of our community are coping during these uncertain times.     We explore the roles and responsibilities of being a Mayor and the challenges around cutting budgets while trying to support those that are most vulnerable in our community.     Dave compares the social impact of the NCS to previous years before COVID-19, highlighting that it is very much missed in its normal format.    Podcast also available on:    Spotify:    Google Podcasts:    Apple Podcasts:       For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:    Visit Hear2Listen on:    Please visit our contact page if you have any questions for upcoming guests including Shaun from our Life Sentences episodes who is making a return in November.
November 20, 2020
(HE)ART THERAPY - Emma Foxley | Episode #34 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#34 – (He)art Therapy   Recorded: 21/10/2020    Today we welcome Emma Foxley in who provides art and creative workshops under her company Let’s Get Going.     Emma shares her story about how she came up with the idea for the company in line with her passion for helping people access their creativity.     We explore different types of expression, the importance of imagination and how accessing these can help us heal the relationship we have with ourselves.     For anything talked about on the podcast please email Emma on    Emma’s website may be under maintenance but feel free to visit:   Let's Go Rahh Facebook    Let's Get Going Facebook      Podcast also available on:    Spotify:    Google Podcasts:    Apple Podcasts:    For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:    Visit Hear2Listen on:
November 19, 2020
PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOURS with Sally Ann Hart | Episode #33 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#33 – Protective Behaviours   Recorded: 21/10/2020    Today we welcome Sally-Ann Hart in to talk to us about Protective Behaviours, a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened; and explores practical ways to keep safe.     We focus on the language we use in day-to-day life and how this can be modified, in the spirit of maintaining healthy relationships with ourselves and others.     We also explore how the language we use, however well-intentioned, can have a dramatic and long-lasting negative effect on people.      Sally-Ann shares tips on how we can be more empathic to others based on the language they use and how we can change our own language to boost our self-esteem.       Sally-Ann here; website  training website:  and the PB Community website:    Podcast also available on:    Spotify:    Google Podcasts:    Apple Podcasts:       For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:    or  Visit Hear2Listen on:
November 2, 2020
OFF THE CUFF | Episode #32 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
OFF THE CUFF for the simple reason it is what it is.  Talk about a random one! this is what happens when we get a spare hour at work.    Random chat from Elon Musk to epoxy resin craftsmanship, we also speak about the current Chip and Stormzy beef and so much more randomness on this very much spontaneous off the cuff episode with some of the Hear2Listen Team.     Podcast also available on:  Spotify:  Google Podcasts:  Apple Podcasts:   For other podcast platforms please visit  Anchor on:   Visit Hear2Listen on:
November 2, 2020
LIFE SENTENCES prt2 | Episode #31 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#31 – Life Sentences pt2 Recorded: 26/09/2020 In part 2, Shaun talks to us about life after prison, finding work and accommodation and what his plans are for the future. Shaun talks about how he now chooses to lead an uncomplicated life, seeks peace wherever he can and how he now values just being part of life. Podcast also available on: Spotify: Google Podcasts: Apple Podcasts: For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on: Visit Hear2Listen on:
October 21, 2020
LIFE SENTENCES prt1 Episode #30 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#30 – Life Sentences pt1 Recorded: 26/09/2020 In a special episode of the Hear2Listen podcast, we welcome in Shaun, who spent a large part of his life in prison due to an alcohol-related offence. He talks to us about his addiction to alcohol, his route into sobriety and how his life has changed since becoming sober. We explore the factors around offending behaviour, how accepting you have a problem can be your path to happiness and how helping others can have a powerful influence on your self-esteem. If you have been affected by the podcast and would like to know more, please visit our website for contact details. RAPt is now known as The Forward Trust and can be found here: Podcast also available on: Spotify: Google Podcasts: Apple Podcasts: For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on: Visit Hear2Listen on:
October 15, 2020
THE BE ALL AND ENDO | Episode #29 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#29 – The Be All and Endo Recorded: 07/10/2020 Today Sarah joins us to offer her experience of Endometriosis, a long-term condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Sarah walks us through the early signs, her fight to be officially diagnosed and what steps have been taken to treat the condition recently and going forward. We open up the discussion to include diet, pain management, support networks and what the future holds for educating children about endometriosis and menstruation as a whole. Podcast also available on: Spotify: Google Podcasts: Apple Podcasts: For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on: Visit Hear2Listen on:
October 15, 2020
SOCIAL MEDIATION | Episode #28 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#28 – Social Mediation    Recorded: 30/09/2020   Social media. We all use it. But is it really using us? How do we reconcile the usefulness with what we sacrifice?    Using the recent docudrama The Social Dilemma as a starting point we discuss the people (or AI!) behind social media and other digital platforms. We explore how we are being manipulated to engage, what this might mean to our mental health and how our screen time can prevent us from being productive.   The Social Dilemma:    Podcast also available on:    Spotify:    Google Podcasts:    Apple Podcasts:    For other podcast platforms please visit Anchor on:    Visit Hear2Listen on:
October 7, 2020
MEG'S GLITTERBOX | Episode #27 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#27 – Meg’s Glitterbox    Recorded: 30/09/2020   Today we welcome Megan from Meg’s Glitterbox, a beauty treatment business that Megan started two years ago.     Megan talks to us about how she came up with the idea, how her past shaped her future and how the recent pandemic has affected her business.  Anchor:  Spotify link:  Google Podcasts: PocketCasts: RadioPublic:
October 7, 2020
GO WITH THE FLOW | Episode #26 Hear2Listen Podcast
#26 – Go with the Flow  Recorded: 17/09/2020  Once again the girls have taken over the studio and we’re talking all things Periods. Yes that’s right! We’re talking about Vaginas, periods, puberty, binge eating and coping with the craziness that are hormones every single month. Join the conversation, lets turn period taboo into period power, share like and comment below.  Anchor:  Spotify link:  Google Podcasts:  PocketCasts:  RadioPublic:
October 2, 2020
NONNO JOE'S | Episode #25 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#25 – Nonno Joe’s  Recorded: 23/09/2020  How are businesses getting on with the current restrictions placed on all of us due to COVID-19?   Today we spoke to Joe Tutt, owner of Nonno Joe’s Italian restaurant in Biggleswade. He talks to us about how it all began and how he’s steered the business through various challenges since it was launched in 2014. Anchor:  Spotify link:  Google Podcasts:  PocketCasts: RadioPublic: Breaker:
September 30, 2020
STRANGER DANGER | Episode #24 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#24 – Stranger Danger Recorded: 18/09/2020 An impromptu recording session to discuss some very current matters for Bedfordshire. After a spate of kidnapping attempts in the local area the team talk about social media and the effects on young people’s safety. Anchor: Spotify link: Google Podcasts: PocketCasts: RadioPublic:
September 28, 2020
TRANSITIONS UK | Episode #23 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#23 – TransitionsUK Recorded: 16/09/2020 The team talk with Charlotte and Alex from Transitions UK, an organisation that supports disadvantaged young people with mentoring and group sessions. We explore the benefits of mentoring, the importance of taking positive risks with guidance and how both of our services are adapting to the current pandemic. To get involved with fundraising please contact Charlotte added “We have many opportunities and ways of taking part in a challenge, for example, sleep out to help out, Chiltern Challenge and Wear it purple. We also appreciate support on advertising, designing, and donating to our events. Just get in touch.” NCS Community Awareness podcast with Charlotte: FB - FB - @TransitionsUK.Beatit Twitter - @Transitions_UK Insta - @transitions_uk Linked In - @transitions-uk YouTube: Events: Wear it purple - details to come Cycle ride alone - details to come Chiltern Trek - Anchor: Spotify link: Google Podcasts: PocketCasts: RadioPublic:
September 28, 2020
SCREEN QUEENS | Episode #22 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#22 – Screen Queens Recorded: 14/09/2020 In this ‘takeover’ episode by the screen queens themselves; Steph, Sam and Emily discuss all things Netflix. Beware there are some spoilers throughout but also loads of detail about some brilliant series and movies they have watched recently. Add your comments about anything you have watched too in the comments below. Please like, share and subscribe. Anchor: Spotify link: Google Podcasts: PocketCasts: RadioPublic:
September 28, 2020
BUILDING FUTURES | Episode #21 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#21 – Building Futures Recorded: 09/09/20 Following on from our previous housing-focused Proper Talk episode (link below), we decided to bring in estate agent, Adam who sheds light on the current property market, options for first-time buyers and what’s going on in the industry. We explore other buying options, what makes a property worth more in different areas and how the market is adapting to the current pandemic. Please like, share and subscribe. Proper Talk #11 - Anchor: Spotify link: Google Podcasts: PocketCasts: RadioPublic:
September 28, 2020
YOUNG HEALTHWATCH CHINWAG | Episode #20 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#20 – Young Healthwatch Chinwag Recorded: 02/09/2020 Amy from Young Healthwatch returns to the podcast, having previously been on one of our NCS Community Awareness sessions (see link below). She joins us with two Young Healthwatch volunteers; Emily and Heather. Young Healthwatch is a service that takes the views of young people who access health services to drive change within clinical organisations. We discuss how healthcare services have been coping during the pandemic and what measures schools are putting in place to keep students and staff safe. We talk about how unusual it is to make a phone call to someone and discuss the possibility that young people are missing out on essential communication skills as a result of modern devices and social media. We explore cancel culture and ask, are we evolving beyond this modern phenomenon to the point where we give people an opportunity for redemption? Also on the episode: taking social media breaks, the benefits of volunteering, facing your fears to help you evolve, current media trends and Emily and Heather’s future plans. Finally, we end on an optimistic note as we talk about what positives have come out of the pandemic. Please like, share and subscribe. Visit Healthwatch on: Link to the Healthwatch NCS Community Awareness (CA) podcast: The social media book we referenced: Anchor: Spotify link:
September 9, 2020
HEAR AND NOW | Episode #19 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#19 – Hear and Now  Recorded: 26/08/2020     Today we tell you about what we have been up to as a company and our future plans. Just this week the Hear2Listen team have put our podcast on Spotify (see link below), significantly updated our website and developed several programmes from scratch in the response to the struggles that people in our community face.       In the second half we have a debate about the power of language and how it’s good to be mindful of the words we use.     PS - This is the first time we have used visuals and we still  have lots to learn. We fully appreciate the quality is POOR in places and we have since learned where it was we went wrong. Please bare with us on this journey and trust that we aim to improve and progress and we are always grateful for your support.    Please like, share and subscribe.
September 7, 2020
RESULT ORIENTED | Episode #18 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | Teachers, Students and parents seek sense
#18 – Result Oriented   Recorded: 20/08/2020     Today we welcome Mr. Brown, a teacher of 6 years who helps us to navigate and makes sense of the last two weeks of exam controversy.      We explore the issue from the perspective of teachers, students, parents and the government while seeking a way forward through this tumultuous time.
August 24, 2020
PARENTAL PONDERING | Episode #17 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#17 – Parental Pondering      Recorded: 12/08/2020     Today we offer our own unique perspective on having children, being a parent and about becoming a parent in the future.      We talk about the challenges of parenting, the sacrifices made and the rewards of having children while exploring the Fear of Missing Out (FoMO), how we can evolve within our relationships and what can be learnt from being a parent.      We also ask if ‘baby books’ help, what is the right age to have children and are people ready for the responsibility of having children?
August 24, 2020
FEAR LESS | Episode #16 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020
#16 – Fear Less  Recorded: 05/08/2020   Today we are joined by Emily, one of our National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates who went on to be involved with other NCS roles.    She goes into depth about her early struggles with social anxiety and how she found ways to combat the sometimes debilitating effects through volunteering and doing things that challenged her.    We talk about school life, social action, our own experiences of anxiety-provoking situations, negative/positive self-talk and the effect that the pandemic is having on young people in her community. We also give you a little bit of insight into how we run the NCS programme.    Related Links  Emily’s eBay store   Youth Network A-Level Careers Advice Webinar on Instagram Live @youthnetwork_luton    Instagram @emilywilliams114   NCS Keep Doing Good
August 24, 2020
MIND MATTERS | Episode #15 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | WE ALL HAVE MENTAL HEALTH
#15 – Mind Matters Recorded: 29/07/2020    Mental health. A huge subject that we will be revisiting regularly. Today we talk about own personal experiences including Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), anxiety, depression and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) along with coping strategies for when life becomes challenging.    We discuss diagnosis by a health professional versus people doing their own research. Does our own self-diagnosis on Google have any value?
August 24, 2020
GET (SIR)TOM WITH IT! | Episode #14 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 Hannah Ingram-Moore Talks Hope with H2L
#14 – Get (Sir) Tom With It Recorded: 23/07/2020  Hannah Ingram-Moore joins us on an inspirational podcast today to talk about her Father, Captain Sir Thomas Moore, the courageous veteran who helped people around the world raise nearly £40 million in support of the NHS.    Hannah talks about how her family have adapted to being thrust into the limelight and how the message of hope can be a powerful tool during uncertain times.   We talk to Hannah about resilience, perseverance and how we can all realise our own potential in a social media-driven world.   #sircaptaintommoore #inspiringhopewhereitsneededmost #tomorrowisgoingtobeagoodday   Stay safe, stay connected.   Hear2Listen Instagram - Hear2Listen Twitter -
August 24, 2020
ENDORSING ENDORPHINS | Episode #13 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | Freak accident & Managing motivation.
#13 – Endorsing Endorphins     This week we talk about our own experiences of health, fitness and exercise. What shape has our exercise taken over our lifetimes and during this lockdown period? How do we manage our motivation, knowing full well there are benefits to be had?    Leon also shares his story of coming back from his significant skateboarding injury during 2019.
August 24, 2020
RECREATION MOTIVATION | Episode #12 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | Inspiration from all nations.
#12 – Recreation/Motivation    Today we explore the power of temptation. What have we noticed about our own motivation during lockdown? How do we strike a balance between recreation and time wasted?
August 24, 2020
PROPER TALK | Episode #11 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | Hope for houses, Council crisis, Economic.....
#11 – ProperTalk    Today we talk properties. What options do young people have who are seeking to move out? Do they buy, rent, or have a mix of both? We talk about the challenges we faced personally when looking for a home and speculate on the consequences the current pandemic might have on the property market and the choices available to young people.
August 24, 2020
NEXT STEPS | Episode #10 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | Graduation, Motivation, Education, Future Paths
NEXT STEPS | Episode #10   Talking next steps with 2 people that graduated NCS and then went on to take on university.    We talk  mindset, choices as well as the opportunities and pathways that lead them not only to their future careers but to want to continue to give back and help out others.    This is the first episode of the next steps series on our Hear2Listen podcast.  If you would like to get involved and share your experiences please get in touch.    Leave us a voice message directly through Anchor and you could be featured on future episodes Email:
August 24, 2020
BLACK AND WHITE THINKING | Episode #9 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | can we ever really stop this!
#9 – Black and White Thinking Recorded:    In the first part of the podcast we talk about how the world is responding to the recent discord over race and race relations. We explore things globally, nationally, locally and personally.    In second part we continue our episode on the recent focus on race. We explore possible solutions and what might inform prejudicial thinking in the first place along with drawing on our own experiences.
August 24, 2020
WATCHMEN | Episode #8 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | BINGE WATCHING DURING LOCKDOWN
#8 – Watchmen  Recorded: 10/06/2020    Today we talk about some of the shows we’ve been binge-watching during the lockdown period and how we are currently managing our time.
August 24, 2020
#7 – Lockdowngraded    Today the four of us explore the recent lift in restrictions around the lockdown including, shopping, socialising and what the future holds for our society.    Also, we may have also inadvertently signed ourselves up for a podcast team Ultimate Frisbee tournament.
August 24, 2020
TALK THE TOK | Episode #6 Hear2Listen Podcast 2020 | TIKTOK FAMOUS | THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY
#Talk the Tok    Today we are joined by Ellis, an NCS graduate, podcaster and social media advocate.    Ellis brings his social media knowledge to the table and his experience of what it means to be ‘TikTok famous’.  We also cover online bullying, the differences between social media platforms and staying motivated during the pandemic.      Facebook: Hear2ListenBiggleswade  Instagram: hear2listencic  Twitter: @Hear2Listen_CIC   Youtube: Ellis North Fox - You'r not being sarcastic, are you? TikTok: @ellisnorth  Instagram: @e4ellis   #viral #TikTok #socialmedia #podcast2020
August 24, 2020