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All The Small Things is a weekly interview series hosted by Venetia La Manna. Venetia will be speaking to inspiring people, thought leaders, writers and activists about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most - or perhaps if creativity lies in the chaos if it all. We'll be learning about the small things that keep them in-check and uncover more about what makes their minds tick. What’s more, we’ll hear about the seemingly small moments that perhaps felt insignificant at ...
 
Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whole well-being and how we live our lives. Throughout this podcast series they will demystify the healthy living clutter and bring you on a journey through conversations with real changemakers that will unfold the secrets of good health for the mi ...
 
Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles! This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. So if you want to learn more about climate change, therapy, food waste, sustainable fashion, mental health and so much more, now you have a place to start. Get involved and join in the conversation: Follow @gemmastyles and send in your messages and questions to goodinfluencepod@gmail.com
 
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This week we talk to the delightful Venetia La Manna, a great friend and truly inspiring woman. Venetia is a podcaster, slow fashion campaigner and co-founder of Remember Who Made Them, which is helping to energise a new solidarity economy in fashion. Venetia tries to bring mindfulness and compassion to all that she does. In her new podcast, “All T…
 
Andria Zafirakou (she/her) is an art and textiles teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. She has worked her entire teaching career of 14 years at Alperton Community School and was promoted to Deputy Head of Art within a year of her arrival. She is now Associate Deputy Headteacher leading on…
 
This weeks podcast is with the man who has lived many lives, the infamous, Glen Hansard! I mean where do we start? For those who aren’t familiar, Glen is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for The Frames, and one half of duo The Swell Season Having played roles in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the fi…
 
Megan Jayne Crabbe (she/her), also known as her social media handle ‘BodyPosipanda’ is an eating disorder recovery advocate, unapologetic feminist, and body positivity campaigner. Her number one bestselling debut book Body Positive Power has taught tens of thousands of people how to stop dieting and make peace with their bodies for good. Megan's bo…
 
“Most people really struggle with just slowing their thoughts down. So, I always say ‘What’s your favourite song?”. If you close your eyes, and you can hear the creeks in the piano of the song and hear feet moving on the ground, all of the sudden, you are in that space. That’s meditation and that mindfulness.” This week’s episode is with the incred…
 
Pandora Sykes is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She co-created and co-hosted The High Low which is one of the most loved podcasts out there, and she’s also the host of Doing It Right and The Missing. Last year, she released her debut essay collection, "How Do We Know We Are Doing It Right?" where Pandora interrogates the stories we’ve been s…
 
“Don’t create another committee. Talk to people where they already gather. Share ideas and that ripple effect will build and build and build.” Our guests on this episode of The Happy Pear Podcast is the amazing duo of Dr Tara Shine & Madeleine Murray, of Change by Degrees. Tara and Madeleine are wonderful humans. Tara has spent 20 years as an inter…
 
Gelong Thubten (he/him) is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. He became a monk 26 years ago at Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery in Scotland, and has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years long. He is now regarded as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers, with pioneering work t…
 
“We aren't weak. We don’t lack will power. We’re just humans trying to get by each day. The world is tough. It is difficult at the moment. We don’t need to beat ourselves up. Let’s be kind and compassionate to ourselves.” Our guest on this episode of The Happy Pear Podcast is the amazing Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Rangan is a breathtaking human. He is a…
 
Luvvie Ajayi Jones (she/her) is an award-winning author, speaker and ‘professional troublemaker’. Luvvie thrives at the intersection of comedy, media and justice. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” and she is the co- founder of the global movement #SharetheMicNow. Her TED Talk ‘Get comfortable…
 
“Health is so simple. We can make it so complicated, but at the base of it is simplicity. That's what I have been focusing on and I can’t tell you the difference it has made” Our guest on this episode of The Happy Pear Podcast is the amazing Ella Mills, founder and driving force behind the brand Deliciously Ella. Ella is all about using her platfor…
 
Rina Sawayama (she/her) is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and one of the most exciting artists to break through from last year. Born in Japan and raised in London, Rina’s music confronts the issues of identity and conflict with a wild blend of nineties and early noughties influences - everything from Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera …
 
Hello, Venetia here. It's been a little while! I took a break from Talking Tastebuds to focus on my fashion campaigning, but I'm delighted to say that I am coming BACK with a brand new podcast called All The Small Things. I’m fascinated by how our daily habits shape us. Whether we're a ‘one task ticked off at a time’ type or we thrive with thirty-f…
 
Russell Brand is one of our heroes. An award-winning comedian, actor, author, public thought leader, a passionate activist for mental health and drug rehabilitation, Russell is also a great friend. His career thus far has been incredible, from starting out in his early days as a stand-up comedian, to then working in television, radio, film, while a…
 
“Your body isn’t just for show, it does a million things for you every single day that you take for granted and by punishing it or wanting another body is never going to make that relationship better. I tried every single diet fad, every quick fix out there and I never went, 'now I’m happy'” - Roz Purcell Our guest in this episode of The Happy Pear…
 
“Yes, you might want to lose weight, yes, you might want to build muscle, but right now, you are enough. The moment you start to look in the mirror and feel inspired by the person you see is the moment you take your own power back.” - Gerry Hussey This episode of The Happy Pear Podcast is with the great Gerry Hussey. Gerry is a performance psycholo…
 
If you don't have good gut health, then it doesn’t matter how good your diet is. If your gut lining isn’t strong, then no matter how healthy you are, your body is not going to be able to digest and extract what you need from your food. This is the key message from our guest on this episode of The Happy Pear podcast. Dr Megan Rossi, also known as Th…
 
Joe Wicks is one of the world’s best-known health and fitness professionals. Author of 9 books, including Lean in 15 and a kids focused one called Wean in 15, Joe has played a central role throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, keeping millions of kids and grown ups fit and healthy through his ‘PE with Joe’ workouts on YouTube. In this episode of The…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week, we're talking about anxiety and life online; how social media has evolved, speaking openly about Mental health and the pros and cons of doing so, and being nosy into other people’s lives. Zoe Sugg is vlo…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week, we're talking about body acceptance and censorship; the plus size modelling industry, the co-opting of body positivity, and being thrust into the role of activist. Nyome Nicholas-Williams is a plus size …
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week, we're talking about going alcohol free; a movement of people becoming sober-curious, the role of technology in our nights out, and what can be gained from ditching the drink. Millie Gooch is a journalist…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week, we're talking about climate action; a refresher on what climate change means, the power of emotion to inspire action, and why our individual contributions matter so much.Jack Harries is a documentary fil…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week, we’re talking about therapy; people's attitudes towards seeking help, learning about how our minds work, and how to start talking about mental health.Dr. Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist and shares…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week we’re talking about sustainable fashion; how our habits might need to change, the importance of remembering who makes our clothes and the most sustainable outfits. Venetia La Manna is a broadcaster and fa…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week we’re talking about feminism; intersectional feminism, the importance of the media we consume and the refugee crisis, how to use your skills for good and how feminism can help. Deborah Frances-White is a …
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. This week we’re talking about money; why mindset is so important in approaching our finances, how our parents can affect our thinking and some ways to rethink our relationship with how we spend. Natalie Scott is a …
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. In this week's episode we’re talking about comparison; how people react to comparison, the different types of comparison, when comparing ourselves can become a problem and how to retrain our brains around compariso…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. In this week's episode we’re talking about food waste; how much we're throwing away, why that's a problem, what we can do to save ourselves meals and money tips and tricks to turn your leftovers or scraps into deli…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. In this week's episode we’re talking about boundaries, what they are, how they help us, how social media has helped spotlight our need for them and how this week's guest helps educate people about them.Michelle Elm…
 
This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. To kick off the series we’re talking about mental health, talking about it online, research in mental health treatment and how it affects the life of this week’s guest. Charly Cox is a poet, producer and mental hea…
 
Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles!This is the podcast where each week we'll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. So if you want to learn more about climate change, therapy, food waste, sustainable fashion, mental health and so much more, now you have a place to start. Get involved a…
 
I have some exciting news for you all! Remember Who Made Them is a brand new six part podcast series, digital campaign and fundraiser that aims to help energise a new solidarity economy in fashion. Listen to the show... On iTunes: https://apple.co/39xRxgS On Acast: https://play.acast.com/s/remember-who-made-them On Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZYRzew…
 
Evanna Lynch is an actress and animal rights activist. Evy rose to prominence when she played Luna Lovegood In the Harry Potter film series. She is the co-founder of a cruelty free and vegan and self-care delivery box Kinder Beauty Box, an ambassador for Veganuary and the co-host of the award-winning Chick Peeps podcast. In this episode we discuss …
 
Lydia Morrow is a self-taught sustainable and ethical fashion designer, specialising in underwear for all sizes and genders. She studied Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, Lydia began making underwear as she couldn’t find bras that were stylish in her size. She refers to it as “outside of the male gaze” and began showcasing it via h…
 
Jessica Quinn is a model, speaker, disability activist and diversity advocate. Jess lost her leg to cancer at the age of nine, but hasn’t let that be an obstacle in her mission to ensure that less able bodied people are represented in the media, with brands and on social media. She’s also run a marathon and was a finalist on Dancing With The Stars …
 
Kenny Ethan Jones is an activist and model. He is perhaps best known for his lead role in Pink Parcel's I'M ON campaign, in which he made history by being the first trans man to front a period campaign. Kenny’s work focuses on menstruation, body politics, mental health and intimacy. Find Kenny: https://www.instagram.com/kennyethanjones/ Kenny’s #in…
 
Jillian Lavender is the co-founder of London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Center. She’s based in London and teaches Vedic Meditation full time and she’s also an Ayurveda expert. Jillian has appeared on the podcast before, but I wanted to catch up with her as I know so many of us are struggling to stay grounded during this time of socia…
 
Xiye Bastida is an 18-year-old climate justice activist, originally from Mexico and now living in New York City where she is a senior in High School. Xiye has been a leading voice for indigenous and immigrant visibility in climate activism. Xiye is a member of the indigenous Mexican Otomi-Toltec nation and she has witnessed the impacts of climate c…
 
Sarah Bentley is the founder of Made In Hackney. A London based charity that believes everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and planet. They are currently working tirelessly to provide meals for those in need during the crisis. DONATE:https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/made-in-hackney-4 Rising Majority Teach-In w…
 
Pattie Gonia is a heel-stomping, trail-blazing social media sensation who brings drag, advocacy and activism into the outdoors. She burst onto Instagram back in October 2018 thanks to Wyn Wiley, a photographer, educator, creative director and passionate hiker from Nebraska. In this episode we discuss: coming out, homophobia, toxic masculinity, drag…
 
Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist and visiting lecturer working in private practice in central London. Her work looks at the role food and lifestyle plays in our mental health, including disordered eating, the gut-brain axis and our emotional relationship with food. Her debut book: “How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce Stress, Anxiety an…
 
Natalie Fee is an award-winning environmentalist, author, inspirational speaker and founder of City to Sea, a not-for-profit organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution. Natalie’s Book: https://bit.ly/39h85YK City To Sea: https://www.citytosea.org.uk/ Find Natalie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stories/nataliefee_/ Max’s Recip…
 
The Green Kitchen with Melissa Hemsley, Rachel Ama and Max La Manna, recorded LIVE at Life Lessons Festival In London. Gelong Thubten, A Monk’s Guide To Happiness: https://bit.ly/3d5Et3C Max La Manna: https://www.instagram.com/maxlamanna/ Max’s book: https://bit.ly/33kBuju Episode with Max: https://apple.co/2x2ufR4 Melissa Hemsley: https://www.inst…
 
Florence Kollie Raja is the founder and director of Ethical Era and the creator of the 2030 Positive Planet Agenda: “mapping sustainability” concept and “sustainability metrics standardisation proposal”. Florence came to the sustainability sector via her public sector work where she worked with the UK Parliament, European Parliament and Local Gover…
 
Damon Gameau is an Australian film director, producer, author and activist. His latest documentary '2040' has been a box office smash and the accompanying book ‘2040: a handbook for the Regeneration’ is published by Pan Macmillan. In this interview, we discuss his incredible film, the climate crisis, the importance of humanising the crisis and step…
 
Jack Monroe is a best-selling cookery author, writer and activist. Her latest book Vegan-ish offers 100 simple low-budget recipes that don't cost the earth. Max La Manna is a zero waste vegan chef. His best-selling debut cookbook More Plants Less Waste was voted Best Sustainable Cookbook 2019 by Gourmand. This episode was recorded in front of a liv…
 
Daze Aghaji is the 19-year-old Regenerative Culture Coordinator for Extinction Rebellion Youth UK National team, a 2019 European Election candidate and a History and Politics student. Honourable mentions: Mooncup: https://www.mooncup.co.uk/ Clairo: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3l0CmX0FuQjFxr8SK7Vqag Extinction Rebellion: https://rebellion.earth/…
 
Welcome back to Talking Tastebuds. In this very special episode, we uncover how the social conditioning, patriarchy and gender norms placed on men can negatively impact their mental health and wellbeing. PANELISTS Michael James Wong (founder of Just Breathe, Modern Meditator, author + yoga teacher) https://www.instagram.com/michaeljameswong/ Eddy E…
 
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