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Daring to be Different | Samantha Grierson

Daring to be Different | Samantha Grierson

By Samantha Grierson
Samantha Grierson, Playwright, Journalist, Producer and Host of "Daring to be Different", received a later life diagnosis of Autism in 2018 and later ADHD, changing the course of her life forever. What was initially a shock, became the driving force behind her creativity and allowed her to revive her love of writing and create content celebrating difference. Listen now and fasten your seatbelt....
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Daring to be different with Hannah Bardell MP SNP
Daring to be different, I chat with Hannah Bardell, a Scottish politician who served as a Member of Parliament for Livingston since 2015. She is a member of the Scottish National Party and was the spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In addition to all of this Hannah is one of at least 45 out LGBT+ MPs in the House of Commons… identifying on Instagram as a Lesbian / Feminist. We discuss playing football in the House of Commons, Surfing, Coming Out, Banning Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ people & Scottish Independence. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, Feminism, LGBTQ Conversion Therapy. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
31:51
June 24, 2022
Daring to be different with Sally Nilsson
Daring to be different - I am joined by Sally Nilsson, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Neurodiversity Advocate, Podcaster and Author of “The Man who sank Titanic. The Troubled Life Of Quartermaster Robert Hichens”. We discuss the Titanic and her book about her Great Grandfather Robert Hitchens and her theories about his neurodivergence, her own later life diagnosis of Autism and ADHD, Mental Health, being a Psychotherapist for Neurodivergent people and tips and thoughts on receiving a diagnosis. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to Autism Diagnosis, treatment, Neurodivergent terminology, historical treatment for autism, mental health issues. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
30:31
June 18, 2022
Daring to be different with Clare Summerskill
Daring to be different I chat with Claire Summerskill, a writer, comedian, a singer-song-writer and an academic. She performs one-woman comedy shows and tours internationally. Currently she is on tour with her latest show, ‘I’ve Been Clare Summerskill' She’s termed ’The Lesbian Victoria Wood’ by Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. Patron of several LGBTQ organisations including Kenric, London Gay Symphony Orchestra, The East London Out Project, MindOut, and Educate & Celebrate. We discuss comedy legends Victoria Wood, Lilly Tomlin and Joyce Grenfell, challenges for LGBTQ assylum seekers, mental health, LGBTQ history and hear some of Clare's songs and ballads. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
30:45
June 16, 2022
Daring to be different with Victoria Broom
Daring to be different, I chat with Victoria Broom an actor who has starred in ITVs Marcella and Cheaters for the BBC. Victoria won the Diversity in Media award for 'Rising star 2017' for her role in the LGBT series Different for Girls seasons 1 & 2. Victoria has performed on Stage in London for many years including Shakespeares Globe theatre. We discuss coming out as an actor, Anna Friels character in Brookside and the importance of the first pre watershed lesbian kiss, casting queer characters, the upcoming Gateways Grind - a documentary film about The Gateways Club and a dream date with Fiona Shaw. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
21:36
June 14, 2022
Daring to be different with Leng Montgomery
Daring to be different - I chat with Leng Montgomery, Diversity and Inclusion leader, Trans specialist, Tedx Speaker and Masterchef contestant. We discuss Trans inclusion, casting for Trans characters in dramas, tips on how to suceed on Masterchef and Tedx Talks. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
37:19
June 10, 2022
Daring to be different with Linda Riley
Daring to be different in celebration of Pride month, I chat with Linda Riley, a journalist and LGBT+ rights advocate. She is the publisher of the Diva magazine and founder of the very successful Lesbian Visibility Week. She was joint publisher of the magazines g3 and Out in the City, founded the Global Diversity List, European Diversity Awards, and the Pride Power List, and a former board director of GLAAD. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering & Editing by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
28:41
June 03, 2022
Daring to be different with Tess Eagle Swan
We start Season 2 chatting with Tess Eagle Swan, author of the new book “Incredible Kratu”. She is an Autism advocate, rescue dog ambassador and campaigner. Tess also supports the All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Claire Brown Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to Autism Diagnosis, treatment, Neurodivergent terminology, historical treatment for autism, mental health issues. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
27:36
May 26, 2022
Daring to be Different with LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson
Daring to be Different: In celebration of Lesbian Visibility week, I chat with LGBT Poet Laureate, Trudy Howson. We discuss lesbian visibility, poetry, the 23rd Anniversary of the homophobic hate bombing at The Admiral Duncan in Soho, coming out and Trudy reads some of her fantastic poems. Happy Lesbian Visibility Week. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
31:11
April 29, 2022
Daring to be Different with Walking Women
In this episode I chat with Entrepreneur and Co Founder of Walking Women, Ginny Lunn and Anne Scholefield, a retired teacher, world traveller and all round adventurer. We discuss Walking with Women, the importance of safe spaces for women, adventures and travel, how the landscape has changed for LGBT+ women over the last 30 years. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
32:32
April 22, 2022
Daring to be Different with Claire Littley and Sam Grierson
In this episode I chat with Claire Littley Singer, Song Writer and Producer, she previously sang the lead vocal on “Fly Me to The Moon”, for the anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, which amassed hundreds of millions of views on Social media. We discuss her latest single "Change the Game", which provides the theme tune to this Podcast series, her music career, making it in the music world as an older female artist and being an "Out" gay artist.  Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
27:17
April 01, 2022
Daring to be Different with Megan Black
In this episode I chat with Megan Black Singer and Song Writer, she was a BBC Scotlands 2019 Singer/Songwriter Award nominee and is a self proclaimed “hippy-dippy drag queen”. We discuss her coming out as Bisexual, establishing herself as an artist and we review her upcoming album "Deadly is the Woman", which releases 1st April. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Podcast Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Biphobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
24:47
March 19, 2022
Daring to be Different with Greer Ralston and Sam Grierson
In this episode I chat with Greer Ralston, an artist who has won many awards across her distinguished career, including the Greenshields International Scholarship for figurative art and She has exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery. We talk about being a female artist in Glasgow in the macho 1980s, contraversial queer art and the importance of making visible historical women in art. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia, Feminism. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
35:34
March 10, 2022
Daring to be Different with Polly Shute
Some dare to be different... Some change the game… In this episode I chat with Polly Shute a multi award winning Inclusion Specialist working with DIVA Media Group, Pride Sports, Women in Sport, Co Founder of Out and About LGBTQIA and was a former Board member of Pride in London. We talk about LGBTQIA events, how the Diversity and Inclusion agenda has changed over the last 10 years, Corporate Sponsorship of Pride and "Rainbow" events, positive representation and coming out in later life.  Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
29:29
March 03, 2022
Daring to be Different with Horse
Some dare to be different... Some change the game… In this episode I chat with the legendary Horse, Singer and Songwriter. She has released 9 albums since 1990. She is the patron of Switchboard an LGBT+ helpline, An Ambassador for the Clutha Trust an arts and music charity and an Ambassador for Nordoff Robbins which provides music therapy. We talk about growing up gay and being different, the amazing portrait by Roxanna Halls, the importance of Switchboard the LGBT+ helpline and her experiences of working with music therapy and Autistic people. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different… Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues, Hate Crime, Homophobia. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
37:25
February 24, 2022
Daring to be Different with Em Stroud & Orange
Some dare to be different... Some change the game… In this episode I chat with Em Stroud, Creator, Clown, Podcaster, MC, Author and Entrepreneur. We discuss coming out, clowning, living life to the full, the importance of music and we meet Orange the clown who shows us why we all need to play... Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change.  Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different…   Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley, Graphics by Poke Marketing, Sound Engineering by Rose Hill, Photography by Karen Kodish Photography. www.socroc.co.uk  Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests.  Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to LGBT+ Coming out, LGBT+ themes, mental health issues & Clowns. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.
30:05
February 17, 2022
Daring to be different, Sam Grierson Interviews Jane Asher
Some dare to be different... Some change the game… In this episode I chat with Jane Asher actor, author and entrepreneur. Jane has also been the President of the National Autistic Society since 1997 after serving for many years as Vice President. Jane supports the charity in various fundraising and awareness activities.  *We discuss terminology around Autism and how our understanding has changed over the last 30 years. As we revisit this journey, we reflect on how much work we all still have to do. Welcome to the Sam Grierson interview series, chatting to change makers who have Dared to Be Different and stand up and speak out. We discuss social change that has occurred over the last 30 years, how language has evolved and is evolving and how we still have more work to do. I am interested to look at the role that the Arts play, to both inspire, provoke, educate and support social change. Actors, Singers, Members of Parliament, Artists, Authors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs who all dare… Sam Grierson interviews… Daring to be different…  Music “Change The Game” by Claire Littley Graphics by Poke Marketing Sound Engineering by Jack Townley at Low Post Ltd Photography by Karen Kodish Photography www.socroc.co.uk Disclaimer: This podcast is for private non-commercial use and the guests and their views do not necessarily reflect any agency or organisation or company that they work for and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided professional advice from this podcast or the guests. Trigger Warning: This podcast episode may, at times, cover sensitive topics including but not limited to Autism Diagnosis, treatment, Neurodivergent terminology, historical treatment for autism, mental health issues. You are advised to refrain from listening if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics. ZRb5PKyqAZ0RFcGtvcg7
32:20
February 10, 2022
How to Drop a Piano
Ryver Cooper (Mabz Beet) needs a break and in order to learn their lines for the lead role in a new but dismal play, they book into a B&B in a quiet leafy backwater in Stratford upon Avon. Margaret Grainger (Jane Asher) who owns the establishment is desperately trying to keep the mansion roof over her head with innovative ways to pay the bills. Her lodger Libby Lentil (Lesley Joseph) provides some of this much needed cash and surplus to requirements drama. An unexpected weekend of revelations, desperations and reparations... while they all learn the fine art of how to drop a piano... Tackling themes of love, loss and living an authentic life, “How to Drop a Piano” is Samantha Griersons latest neurodivergent and LGBT+ comedy. ----------------------------------------------------------- Ryver Cooper by Mabz Beet Margaret Grainger by Jane Asher Libby Lentil by Lesley Joseph Monica by Suzy Bloom Lionel / The Major by Andrew Spooner Sound Production Jack Townley Written Directed and Produced by Samantha Grierson Theme Tune “Drop it and go” – lyrics written by Samantha Grierson, piano and composition by Madge Woollard, Vocals by Rosie Eggleston, Bass by Jo Whateley, Mixed by Paul Reynolds. The team who created the theme tune all identify as autistic. Samantha Grierson, Writer, Director and Producer of How to Drop a Piano, received a later life diagnosis of Autism in 2018, changing the course of her life forever. What was initially a shock, became the driving force behind her creativity and allowed her to revive her love of writing. In addition to Kitty, Sam has written a series of plays which deal with later life diagnosis of autism/ADHD and motherhood, including Henpire, Crocodile (Heather Peace), Mole (Sharon Morgan) and Kitty (Miriam Margolyes) which are available on all major platforms. Sam lives in Rugby with her 3 children.
01:01:52
September 17, 2021
Kitty
Kitty (Miriam Margolyes) is about to turn 90, and is considering the merits of an autism assessment, whilst having industrial grade plans for Mistletoe production. Rae (Jenny Hulse) her youngest granddaughter is autistic & ADHD and considering IVF. The idea of having a child is providing her with a dilemma about the genetics of autism and what that means to her giving birth, but first she needs to return a friend's ancient campervan to the other side of Scotland… Forbia (Lorraine McIntosh) her corporate career driven sister has just been put on an enforced sabbatical at work in order for her to "regroup" and find herself..  A family road trip… perfect. Breakdowns, meltdowns and showdowns all sprinkled with a little bit of Caledonian magic.. A journey across Scotland like no other... The So Crocodile Trilogy Kitty is the final play of the "So Crocodile" Trilogy, which chart stories of women in their 30’s, 40's, 50’s and 90's with a later life diagnosis of autism. This represents a perhaps less understood and certainly greatly under-represented group of women. As the Trilogy portrays, everyday life for these women carries significantly greater and unexpected challenges. Trigger Warning: Panic Attacks, Autistic Meltdowns. Kitty - Miriam Margolyes OBE The Age of Innocence, Harry Potter and the Chamber   of Secrets, Ladies in Lavender, The Vagina Monologues Forbia – Lorraine McIntosh Hope   Springs, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, Aberdeen and River City. Lorraine is   also a member of Deacon Blue. Rae – Jenny Hulse Outlaw   King, In Plain Sight, Taggart and River City. Theme Tune – Fur Coat Queen – Megan Black Sound Production Jack Townley Executive Producer Elise Grierson Schwarz Written and Directed by Samantha Grierson Schwarz Listen on Spotify, Tunes, Amn Music, Anchor and Google Podcasts Samantha Grierson Schwarz - Writer, Director of Kitty, received a later life diagnosis of Autism in 2018, changing the course of her life forever. What was initially a shock, became the driving force behind her creativity and allowed her to revive her love of writing. In addition to Kitty, Sam has written a series of plays which deal with later life diagnosis of autism and motherhood, including Henpire, Crocodile and Mole (audio comedy dramas) which are available on all major platforms. www.socroc.co.uk
01:19:50
June 04, 2021
Mole The Audioplay
It’s never too late to start being happy. Not only is Mo(le) a lonely 50 something autistic Welsh woman, she is also an unsuccessful face-painter, lost in her own world. Sylvia, the "tragically English" Lady of the Manor, who is also seeking purpose and a way out of her loneliness, takes Mo under her wing. The two soon discover that they have more in common than first meets the eye. Through Mo’s honesty and openness about autism, Sylvia finds a way to access her love for the child she lost a half a lifetime ago. As their friendship develops, the two step out of their respective shadows. Initially a tale of loneliness, love and lost motherhood, “Mole” serves as a beacon of hope for all of us. The So Crocodile Trilogy The "So Crocodile" Trilogy charts stories of women in their 30’s, 40's, 50’s and 90's with a later life diagnosis of autism. This represents a perhaps less understood and certainly greatly under-represented group of women. As the Trilogy portrays, everyday life for these women carries significantly greater and unexpected challenges. Mole is the second play in the "So Crocodile" Trilogy. Crocodile, staring Heather Peace is the first play, now available on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes and Anchor.
01:06:57
March 22, 2021
Crocodile The Audioplay
Crocodile (Heather Peace) tells the story of a woman dealing with her recent Autism and ADHD diagnosis, the death of her dysfunctional mother and the start of a new relationship. The play provides stark flashbacks and insights from the 8-year-old Crocodile in Halifax, Yorkshire, set against the chaotic adult life Crocodile has in London. Crocodile is currently an Audio Play on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music & Google Podcasts staring Heather Peace, Sherise Blackman and Gurkiran Kaur. #Autism #Identity #Love #Loss Follow us on facebook.com/socrocodile Crocodile is fast talking, fast acting and does whatever occurs to her. Her best mate Beau tries to keep her on track and her irreverent sense of humour goes someway to curb her behaviour, enter Syd a decorator with a love of ice cream and looking for something more…. exit Crocodile who is always looking for something different... until she isn’t. A bitter sweet play that navigates identity, neurodiversity, loss, love and mushrooms. Fasten your seatbelt... #autism #crocodile #love #loss #identity Crocodile - Heather Peace Beau - Sherise Blackman Syd - Gurkiran Kaur Crocodile, aged 8 - Mia Wray Casting of Crocodile aged 8 by Matt Zina, The Yorkshire School of Acting Music Heather Peace Sound Production Sade Giliberti Photography Rosie Powell Stunt Coordinator Julie Wilson Executive Producer Elise Grierson Schwarz Producers Sade Giliberti and Samantha Grierson Schwarz Written and Directed by Samantha Grierson Schwarz Samantha Grierson Media Production Ltd
59:40
March 15, 2021
Henpire Episode 6 "Dilemma"
Drax has a dilemma, Hen is strutting her stuff on the scene and Ella takes on a new role... but what does that mean for their future? Written by Sam Grierson Schwarz: https://www.crabandbull.com Directed by Jacquie Lawrence Starring: Alicya Eyo as Hen Patricia Potter as Ella Heather Peace as Drax 3 women set out to create a women’s “media empire” and in doing so realise that their very different lives may just be the key to their success. Navigating themes of motherhood and other hood, sexuality, difference, sex and friendship, Henpire is a fast paced, irreverent comedy podcast written by Samantha Grierson Schwarz, an autistic and gay writer. Executive Producer: Pippa Dale Associate Producer: Susie Hanlon Co-Produced by Jackdaw Media Limited: https://www.jackdaw.media Co-Produced by LBTQ Women: https://www.lbtqwomen.org Music: Horse - "Don't give up" https://www.horsemcdonald.com Sound Designer: Wilfredo Ascosta Post Production: Sade Giliberti Legal: Elise Schwarz Recording Studios: Sound House Studios https://www.thesoundhousestudios.co.uk/
12:48
March 15, 2021
Henpire Episode 5 "Soft Hands"
Drax, Ella and Hen go ghost hunting in Hebden Bridge on the hunt for the ghost of Silvia Plath. Written by Sam Grierson Schwarz: https://www.crabandbull.com Directed by Jacquie Lawrence Starring: Alicya Eyo as Hen Patricia Potter as Ella 3 women set out to create a women’s “media empire” and in doing so realise that their very different lives may just be the key to their success. Navigating themes of motherhood and other hood, sexuality, difference, sex and friendship, Henpire is a fast paced, irreverent comedy podcast written by Samantha Grierson Schwarz, an autistic and gay writer. Heather Peace as Drax Executive Producer: Pippa Dale Associate Producer: Susie Hanlon Co-Produced by Jackdaw Media Limited: https://www.jackdaw.media Co-Produced by LBTQ Women: https://www.lbtqwomen.org Music: Horse - "Don't give up" https://www.horsemcdonald.com Sound Designer: Wilfredo Ascosta Post Production: Sade Giliberti Legal: Elise Schwarz Recording Studios: Sound House Studios https://www.thesoundhousestudios.co.uk/
12:57
March 15, 2021
Henpire Episode 4 "Rocking Horse"
Drax is sent to a Horse McDonald gig to be a roadie and is planning to tell her girlfriend she is autistic. Written by Sam Grierson Schwarz: https://www.crabandbull.com Directed by Jacquie Lawrence Starring: Alicya Eyo as Hen Patricia Potter as Ella Heather Peace as Drax 3 women set out to create a women’s “media empire” and in doing so realise that their very different lives may just be the key to their success. Navigating themes of motherhood and other hood, sexuality, difference, sex and friendship, Henpire is a fast paced, irreverent comedy podcast written by Samantha Grierson Schwarz, an autistic and gay writer. Executive Producer: Pippa Dale Associate Producer: Susie Hanlon Co-Produced by Jackdaw Media Limited: https://www.jackdaw.media Co-Produced by LBTQ Women: https://www.lbtqwomen.org Music: Horse - "Don't give up" https://www.horsemcdonald.com Sound Designer: Wilfredo Ascosta Post Production: Sade Giliberti Legal: Elise Schwarz Recording Studios: Sound House Studios https://www.thesoundhousestudios.co.uk/Rocking 
10:29
March 15, 2021
Henpire Episode 1 "Melting Butter"
Drax, Ella and Hen launch their media empire “Whiplashes” by reluctantly writing erotic podcasts. Written by Sam Grierson Schwarz: https://www.crabandbull.com Directed by Jacquie Lawrence Starring: Alicya Eyo as Hen Patricia Potter as Ella Heather Peace as Drax 3 women set out to create a women’s “media empire” and in doing so realise that their very different lives may just be the key to their success. Navigating themes of motherhood and other hood, sexuality, neurodiversity, difference, sex and friendship, Henpire is a fast paced, irreverent comedy podcast written by Samantha Grierson Schwarz, an autistic and gay writer. Executive Producer: Pippa Dale Associate Producer: Susie Hanlon Co-Produced by Jackdaw Media Limited: https://www.jackdaw.media Co-Produced by LBTQ Women: https://www.lbtqwomen.org Music: Horse - "Don't give up" https://www.horsemcdonald.com Sound Designer: Wilfredo Ascosta Post Production: Sade Giliberti Legal: Elise Schwarz
10:48
March 15, 2021
Henpire Episode 3 "Mad, Bad, Dead, Straight"
The ladies tackle marmalade, IVF and lesbian serial killers in Whitby. Written by Sam Grierson Schwarz: https://www.crabandbull.com Directed by Jacquie Lawrence Starring: Alicya Eyo as Hen Patricia Potter as Ella Heather Peace as Drax 3 women set out to create a women’s “media empire” and in doing so realise that their very different lives may just be the key to their success. Navigating themes of motherhood and other hood, sexuality, difference, sex and friendship, Henpire is a fast paced, irreverent comedy podcast written by Samantha Grierson Schwarz, an autistic and gay writer. Executive Producer: Pippa Dale Associate Producer: Susie Hanlon Co-Produced by Jackdaw Media Limited: https://www.jackdaw.media Co-Produced by LBTQ Women: https://www.lbtqwomen.org Music: Horse - "Don't give up" https://www.horsemcdonald.com Sound Designer: Wilfredo Ascosta Post Production: Sade Giliberti Legal: Elise Schwarz Recording Studios: Sound House Studios https://www.thesoundhousestudios.co.uk/
11:45
March 15, 2021
Henpire Episode 2 "Cheating"
The team write a scripted fake/ live phone in agony aunt show for Brighton’s Lez Radio show. Written by Sam Grierson Schwarz: https://www.crabandbull.com Directed by Jacquie Lawrence Starring: Alicya Eyo as Hen Patricia Potter as Ella Heather Peace as Drax 3 women set out to create a women’s “media empire” and in doing so realise that their very different lives may just be the key to their success. Navigating themes of motherhood and other hood, sexuality, difference, sex and friendship, Henpire is a fast paced, irreverent comedy podcast written by Samantha Grierson Schwarz, an autistic and gay writer. Executive Producer: Pippa Dale Associate Producer: Susie Hanlon Co-Produced by Jackdaw Media Limited: https://www.jackdaw.media Co-Produced by LBTQ Women: https://www.lbtqwomen.org Music: Horse - "Don't give up" https://www.horsemcdonald.com Sound Designer: Wilfredo Ascosta Post Production: Sade Giliberti Legal: Elise Schwarz Recording Studios: Sound House Studios https://www.thesoundhousestudios.co.uk/
10:30
March 15, 2021