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Beware Maria

Beware Maria

By Maria Soriano
Maria talks about music, about drama, about gender, about power, about surrender, about psychology and art, about things that are fun and can be related to each other. Maria has conversations with herself and others, about meaning and purpose or about eccentricity in the world; but Maria will listen to you if you contact her at

Maria is a musician, choir director and teacher of communication and verbal self-defense tools, with a capacity to reinvent herself many times.

Maria finds it a bit odd to talk about herself in the third person.

So… beware, you have been warned
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30 Embodiment
Maria talks about what is embodiment, why this is important and what can you achieve by practicing being more in touch with your body.
May 23, 2022
29 Mike Dines, Punk Scholar
This week, Maria Soriano has a conversation with Mike Dines of the Punk Scholars Network. Mike Dines is a British musician, writer, scholar, publisher and co-founder of the Punk Scholars Network. He founded Itchy Monkey Press ( with the publication of the anarcho-punk novella the darkening light (2014), followed by Tales From the Punkside (2014), Some of Us Scream, Some of Us Shout (2016) and And All Around Was Darkness (2017) with Greg Bull. Entertaining and thought-provoking!
May 18, 2022
28 - Beware the law!
Maria speaks about weird, remarkable, strange laws in different times and places, from modern Britain to the Sumerians. Have you broken any of these laws?
May 09, 2022
27 - Beware the Communication Tools
Sharing with you some Communication Tools for life.
May 09, 2022
26 Andy and Gareth, directors of Beware The Radio
This week, Maria chats with Andy & Gareth, directors of Beware! The Radio. Why on earth did the childhood friends start a station?
April 15, 2022
25 Regreats
A monologue on regret, and how can you make the most of it.
April 15, 2022
24 How I Lost Everything and Got Myself Back
Some weeks, "Beware Maria" is more personal - this time Maria looks back on a very hard time episode of her life and shares the ensuing journey of self-rediscovery, and how she used her tools in order to not only survive, but rebuild, and get her enthusiasm and joy back to her.
April 04, 2022
23 A Musical Tribute (Creative Commons)
This week on "Beware Maria", a selection of Maria's favourite recent tracks released under less restrictive #CreativeCommons licensing. Tune in for great addictive tunes & share with friends.
March 30, 2022
22 Conversation with Pete Donnelly (Wheelchair Skills College)
A chat with Pete Donnelly, founder of the non-profit Wheelchair Skills College. A wheelchair user for 15 years, his passion for #wheelchair skills empowers others to build confidence & gain independence.
March 30, 2022
21 Welcome Pack of Thoughts (International Women's Day, ASMR)
The first episode of the Second Series where Maria talks about ASMR, International Women's day, and as always, a variety of interesting thoughts are displayed. Join us!
March 30, 2022
20 I don´t talk politics
Today you can hear my last episode of the first series, "I don't talk politics   With a cameo from @PedroFinisterra @bewaretheradio
October 20, 2021
19 We shall go out and tell our stories, with June Boyce-Tillman
This week, "Beware Maria" features a fascinating conversation with the Rev Prof June Boyce-Tillman MBE, Composer/Educator, Professor of Applied Music at the University of Winchester, who has a rich history of pioneering work in music & theology. Talk of spirituality, women, nature, & much more.
October 20, 2021
18 The Contemporary Music of Pedro Laranjeira Finisterra
The latest "Beware Maria": illuminating conversation with Pedro Laranjeira Finisterra - Composer, who specialises in the curious worlds of microtonality & opera. Pedro's website:
October 20, 2021
17 Take the Music to the Streets! (with Laura Nadal - Potato Omelette Band)
The latest "Beware Maria" is an interview with the multi-talented Laura Nadal from the @potatoomelette Band. The interesting chat covers peculiar issues facing street performers; the creative life; & some great tunes. More about Potato Omelette Band: 19.08.21
September 22, 2021
16 Hermes and the Bunny
From being upset at the courier service to talk about the god, and the vision of a rabbit. A trail of thoughts, a bit of mythology and curious data.
September 22, 2021
15 What I'm for
Maria discusses expectations; assertiveness; gender; the give & get of volunteering & creating. Maria also talks and plays her song "What I'm for" recorded at Fran Marin's studio in London.
September 22, 2021
14 Generation Rant
Tonight, Maria discusses the generation gaps! She does a quiz - you can play along.  Interesting, heated opinions & great tunes.
September 22, 2021
13 M'Joyes and her multiple bass guitars
A great "Beware Maria": an interview with musician, teacher & author @MJoyes1. They discuss the unique all-bass #album "Missing Person Afternoon" & more, an album she created playing only different bass guitars that is a tribute to singer Jonatha Brooke
September 22, 2021
12 The Music of Matthias Kispert
A conversation with the Austrian Musician into Electronic music and installations, and of course listening some of his work.
September 15, 2021
11 Things I have learnt (my birthday speech)
Maria forgot to give her birthday speech on her birthday party because she was having so much fun. So the world can listen to it here!
September 15, 2021
10 Sex, d@ck pics and the NHS
Maria and her two wonderful collaborators talking about sex, various experiences, thoughts and ideas.
September 15, 2021
9 - Modern Dating
Maria discusses dating with her two collaborators, Elisa and Amelia.
August 20, 2021
8 - Dating Coach for Women
A takeover of "Beware Maria" with esteemed #dating coach/entrepreneur Dr. Mary O. Want to find your King? Follow the Dr's advice. Oh, and... don't forget to laugh! 
August 20, 2021
7 - Summer Love and Anger
Maria talks about the solstice, rituals & spirituality, and remembers her experiences around the Grenfell Tower disaster four years ago.
August 20, 2021
6 - Carers day with Catherine Pestano
For National Carers Week, the latest "Beware Maria" interviews Catherine Pestano, discussing nature, caring, community projects & the menopause. We feature some of Catherine's great music.
August 20, 2021
5 - Prosopagnosia & neophobia
Maria talks about #pleasure, prosopagnosia & neophobia. Share with curious friends.
August 20, 2021
4 - VIP
Musing on education, processes of becoming, & Very Important People.
August 20, 2021
3 - We're in this together
Maria interviews a long term HIV survivor, discusses with him "Pride" the movie, and they talk about the benefits of singing, and most specially about their experience with the Bloomsbury Choir, a choir for people living with HIV.
August 03, 2021
2 - For mental health awareness day
Discussing Justin Biever, Billie Eilish, Romola Nijinsky, Rodin and many others!
August 02, 2021
1 - Let's improvise!
How much you like improvising? Do you realise you are improvising most part of the day? Maria will also talk about the Nijinsky's and some Stranvinsky. 
August 01, 2021