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This week, following the death of Sarah Everard, women across the UK have been speaking out about the constant fear they live in. We are taking this opportunity to talk about the situation in the UK and Mexico, where the killing of women is an everyday occurrence, and what women do to feel as safe as they can. Natalia, having lived in both countrie…
 
Over the last year of lockdown, many have been lucky enough to find a new passion, project or even a new business - even in a time where doing so has been incredibly challenging (possibly even more than usual). We talked to Rushab Shah, the founder of Portobello Vintage Market, who took his father's market business and built it into an ecommerce ve…
 
Why do we like memes so much? We have a chat around individual and collective stories of memes and the phenomenon that comes with them. We all share and laugh at pictures of strangers with funny captions on them, but who are these strangers and how has this strange new form of fame affected them? HIGHLIGHTS TV & FILM The Serpent (BBC Show) Schitt’s…
 
A big catch up on everything we've been watching, reading and enjoying over the last month of lockdown. Then diving into The Paris Agreement, the implications of international climate change efforts, how it might shape the future and what it means if America re-joins. WHAT WE'VE BEEN ENJOYING TV AND FILM FUNNY AND UPLIFTING On the Rocks (Apple+) Ha…
 
Let's chat about televised debates! Do we actually need them? Do they make a difference to people's voting tendencies? Or is it all there just because it's good for businesses? From their history to the current status of political debates, Fraser and Natalia discuss debates, analytical thoughts on them and their own opinions and experiences. WHAT W…
 
Is there such a thing as too much wellness? In this episode Fraser and Natalia delve into the good, the bad and the ugly in the wellness industry, inspired by Netflix's (Un)Well and researching some of the biggest trends in the world of consumerist wellness. WHAT WE'VE BEEN ENJOYING: Film & TV -Tenet -Lost in Translation -Erin Brockovich -Queen & S…
 
Over the last five years, there has been a rise of what's being called 'senior influencers', basically people who are 60+ gaining a lot of traction on social media and beyond. In the first episode of the new series, Fraser and Natalia talk about why this might be, the type of content they are creating and why we are all happy to follow them. WHAT W…
 
Starting a brand or a business seems to be a trend amongst our generation, but how do you actually go about it? We have a chat about our challenges and what we've learned from creating and starting our own brand. From the technical and admin side of it to the creative and mission-building. WHAT WE'VE BEEN ENJOYING: Articles and Books How to Own the…
 
In this episode, we delve into cancel culture. The idea of being cancelled, what it means, how it works and its differences with call-out culture. Does cancelling people actually work? Does it do anything to their career? When is it a good thing and when is it going to far? WHAT WE'VE BEEN ENJOYING Culture Weather by Jenny Offill (book) Code Switch…
 
In our third and final episode of Mental Health Series, we caught up with James Naylor, Co-Founder at Livitay. Livitay is a platform created to bring wellbeing into the workplace and we discussed how to stay well at work and at home, as well as his personal and career journey so far. Articles and BLM Books Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People …
 
In our second week of the Mental Health Series, we talk to psychiatry trainee Shannon Hilton about what it’s really like to work in psychiatry and treat patients with mental illnesses. We delve into stigma, the work psychiatry is doing for patients today and its history. Shannon went to medical school at the University of Southampton, where she com…
 
In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re bringing you a mini-series on mental health, where we will interview different experts about different mental health issues. Our first guest is psychoanalyst Amaya Albin. She did a degree in psychology, followed by a course in Art Psychotherapy, then a masters degree in psychoanalysis at Dimension Ps…
 
Streaming is the new normal for television production and with that comes new competition. From Netflix to Disney+, from HBO to Apple TV and now the new kid in town, Quibi... what does this competition mean in terms of content and viewing habits? Is it time for a new type of streaming or did Quibi get ahead of itself? We delve into this and other q…
 
This week we delve into the international response to coronavirus. How different governments have managed it and public opinions around it, from China's full lockdown to Sweden's no-lockdown policy. WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ENJOYINGLockdown specials:-Dalgona Coffee -Homemade Cocktails (Mojitos and Pina Coladas)Webinars:-Vogue Global Conversations (https:/…
 
While millennials are shown as a generation that generally cooks from home more than the average Boomer, 40% of meals are still consumed outside the home. Now with COVID-19, we're looking at a lot more people having to learn new recipes and cook home meals without giving in to 100% pasta every day (as much as we would love that). In our second live…
 
While we're all staying home, the world may seem bleak, but we're bringing you a little guide of everything you can do while stuck inside. On our first Instagram live podcast, we compile our own recommendations with those of the people watching. Here is a list of some things we mentioned:SOCIALISINGNetflix Party Chrome add-on House Party AppONLINE …
 
In this episode we delve into what's happening with women in Mexico, why they have created a historic movement, the unprecedented march on March 8th and their strike on March 9th, when they all decided to "disappear" with no movement online, at work or in the streets, having an economic impact of over £1 bn on the country. Grab your avocado on toas…
 
Let’s chat Amazon! After this year’s Amazon Prime day breaking subscription and shopping records, we decided to talk about the moral standards of the giant company that now sells world-wide. From their tax avoidance to the way they treat their workers, we have a discussion about how ethical it is to shop there and, as an extension, how much we can …
 
Let's chat about Love Island! The massive Reality Show is back this week with its fifth season and there's a lot to discuss. On Love Island and every Reality Television show, from the body diversity they promised after controversy to the mental health issues contestants have faced after leaving the show.…
 
Let’s chat about Leaving Neverland! The two part documentary series details the abuse two now-men suffered to the hands of Michael Jackson when they were children. In this episode, we have a lengthy conversation on the documentary itself and its implications, including the moral responsibilities of true crime and deception documentaries.…
 
Let’s chat about some of the most debated topics of the week! We discuss the Shamima Begum case and the reasons why she should or shouldn’t be allowed back in the UK after leaving to join ISIS . We also talk about Jussie Smollet, the news of him staging his own hate crime and why that shouldn’t be a factor in how we view the reporting of these crim…
 
Let’s chat about El Chapo. His trial just reached a conclusion and he was, unsurprisingly, found guilty. What was the trial good for, though? We talk about the revelations it brought and it’s possible, if any, consequences on drug dealing in Mexico. Mentioned: -Snowden (film) -Leif Erikson - 21 Grams (song) -This is Us on Amazon Prime (show) -Big M…
 
Let’s chat “influencers”! From their history and the first time brands came up with the concept to now, the competition, the differences between celebrities and influencers, who fulls under the umbrella term and what the future looks like in this culture. RECOMMENDATIONS MENTIONED: Russian Doll on Netflix (show)"We Talk All the Time" by The Japanes…
 
Let’s chat about why we only believe the news that is convenient to us, whether it’s fake or not. We also have a reflective chat on what the most challenging parts of running a business and freelancing have been. Robert Pattinson interviewed by Willem Dafoe: https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/high-life-star-robert-pattinson-tells-willem-dafoe-w…
 
Let’s chat about anxiety. More and more high profile people have been talking about it and, in turn, we’ve all been chatting about our own anxiety feelings with our friends. Why is it that it seems so common now and what are the best ways to tackle it? We also have a talk about the skills we wish we had/can develop more in order to have a more comf…
 
Let's chat about #MeToo and the impact it's had on both Hollywood and other industries a year on. How much of a change has it made? Is the fact more celebrities talk about it important? We talk about topics ranging from Kavanaugh being confirmed for the Supreme Court to Polanski being removed from the Academy members in Holllywood. Have a listen an…
 
Let's chat about the standards we hold women to versus what we hold men to. In the frame of the reaction to the Serena Williams case, we talk about different cases where we expect more from women than from men. We also have a chat about introverts and extroverts, their differences and how the world is built more for one than the other.…
 
Let’s chat about the Nike case! Should brands take political stands? What are the biggest risks and benefits that come frome it? Is it important to take a stand in the current cultural climate? We also talk about the worst shows streaming services have made to date!By Natalia Albin and Fraser Bell
 
Let's chat about work for millennials! People tend to say we switch jobs too much but, why is that? What's the new economy looking like and is it really a bad thing that we want to do something we enjoy? We also talk about what we're looking forward to for the rest of the year: autumn and the last chance to actually reach your yearly goals! Jameela…
 
Let's chat about two lifestyles! Minimalism as the new anti-consumerist trend that is, somehow, not quite against consumption. Veganism as the follow-up to Vegetarianism and how good or bad it actually is for you and the enviroment. THR's "Meet your Emmy Nominees": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DL5Go5IuWc&list=PLhKcXp78wsasIowDFDZBo7_g8tzsZZ9XER…
 
Let's chat about tech! These are the companies that have changed everyone's lives in the past few years so much that we can't think of what life used to be before them now. On our second topic, we tackle comparison and inspiration on an instagram and social media age.By Fraser Bell and Natalia Albin
 
Let's chat about how the internet has morphed our privacy ideas. We take on the case of #PlaneBae to examine what we consider private today, how we relate to other people, and how it is or isn't okay morally. On a lighter note, we discuss the best ways to take on a long haul flight! Gizmodo article: https://gizmodo.com/when-a-stranger-decides-to-de…
 
Let's chat about health care! It's the NHS's 70th anniversary and that got us thinking into its benefits, problems and how it compares to systems in countries like the US and Mexico. On a lighter note, we also talk about making your flat/house into a home with very easy tips!By Natalia Albin and Fraser Bell
 
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