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Distraction Pieces is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK. Hosted by Scroobius Pip with guests including Russell Brand, Katherine Ryan, Simon Pegg, Kathy Burke, Alan Moore, James McAvoy, Aisling Bea, Stewart Lee, Michael Fassbender, Josie Long, Adam Buxton and many, many more. Now available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now!
 
Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.
 
The HeadStuff Podcast is a long form conversational style interview podcast. Alan Bennett from http://HeadStuff.org hosts the podcasts and chats to interesting people about their lives, creativity, and all sorts of everything. Guests so far include: Jarlath Regan, Josie Long, Annie Atkins, David Rawle, Olaf Tyaransen, Paul Murray, Karl Spain, Stuart Clark, Al Foran, David Moore, Fight Like Apes, Mary Morrissy, Anderson, B. Dolan and Buddy Peace.
 
Josie Long & Jonny Donahoe are two comedians who are having a baby! As new parents, Josie and Jonny bring their humor and genuine curiosity into each conversation to get actual answers to questions they’re completely clueless about. Each episode features creators of all types talking candidly about what it means to raise a baby into a full on adult human.
 
Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.
 
We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Guy Chambers, Josie Long and many more. Series 2 coming soon... Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/personalbeatles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
When you’re wandering about a historic place, what voices do you hear echoing off the walls? Are they the ones you learnt about at school – or do you wonder about the shadowy, quiet voices that may have gone unheard? Speaking with Shadows is the podcast that listens to the people that history forgot. From castles on the south coast to Hadrian’s Wall in the far North, join presenter Josie Long as she travels across the country to seek out six stories from the hidden corners of England’s history.
 
In a world where live performance has all but disappeared for the moment, those clever people at The Cosmic Shambles Network have come up with an ingenious plan to banish our housebound boredom and keep us all entertained. They’ve been in touch with some of our best-loved performers and household name scientists and they are very pleased to announce the Stay at Home Festival. 9 live shows a week, streamed online, with all star guests including Robin Ince, Josie Long, Brian Cox and Jo Brand. ...
 
Sometimes the life we live is unjust. In a world full of opinions, the things we love often fall by the wayside, all but forgotten by the culture at large...but not anymore. Join comedian Joey Bergren and his comedically minded friends as they defend their oddest, grossest and above all else, most passionately-loved topics. With so much negativity in the world, In Defense fights through the haters and focuses on the beloved and unique topics of its guests, such as zit-popping videos on YouTu ...
 
A podcast of live political stand-up comedy. What a concept! Join Chris Coltrane as he shares the highlights from Lolitics, his friendly lefty comedy club at the Black Heart in Camden. If you like activism, libraries, compassion, and making the world a better place, then this is the podcast for you. Hours of free comedy from Chris, Josie Long, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar, Grace Petrie, Matthew Crosby, Liam Williams and more! PROTIP: Start at the most recent episode, and work backwards.
 
What Women* Want is a comedy conversation podcast where comedians talk about, and find the funny in, the misadventures, misunderstandings and misogyny involved in being a woman. Hosted by Amy Annette and featuring different comedians and topics each time. (Contains little to no Mel Gibson) Upcoming guests in the series include; Rose Matafeo, Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope, Aisling Bea, Desiree Burch, Josie Long, Mae Martin, Bisha K Ali, Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Phil Wang and many more... Recor ...
 
This is the podcast for anyone who feels out of synch. Journalist and Author Nell Frizzell talks to some of her favourite people about The Panic Years - the period between carelessness and matching crockery, between your friends passing out on the dancefloor and those same people becoming parents; The time when we all start wondering when did everything got so serious? It talks about the big stuff, in a way that will make you feel better.
 
What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching tragedies? In this collection of five animations comedienne Josie Long guides us into the fascinating world of Literary Theory. Along the way we’ll discover two very different types of poet (and lover): The Petrarchan and The Libertine, we’re given insight into the complexity behind the term author and learn the difference between a book and the idea of a book. This collection was created in conjunction with The Open ...
 
On the surface, LIES sounds like just another interview show. But host Sara Schaefer demands something different from her guests: everything they say has to be a lie. In a world over-saturated with confessional-style podcasts, LIES finally gives public figures a chance to reveal absolutely nothing...and perhaps everything at the same time.
 
Are you pregnant? Have you freaked out about not knowing anything? Join actor Hannah Norris (pregnant) and her husband Carl Donnelly (comedian) as they figure out what is going on over the next nine months. Tracking the weekly progress of Hannah’s pregnancy and chatting with other comedians and actors who are experts* (*have been pregnant**) (**are definitely not doctors) sharing their experiences, tips and stories.
 
As well as both being professional comedians, Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee have two other big things in common: they a) are both parents and b) have no idea how to be parents. But hey, does anyone? In this show, the acclaimed host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and the writer/creator of BBC Radio 4's Sindhustan try to find out, seeking the advice of notable parents and experts on how to cope with parenthood, exploring the sacrifices, choices and mistakes made along the way. Light-hear ...
 
This Podcast is hosted by Braw Talent's Colm Keegan as he interviews various guests within creativity in the hope of inspiring listeners about to embark on their journey to take note and learn from successful creative practitioners. Braw Talent is a Social Enterprise CIC based in Glasgow, Scotland passionate about providing an education where creative opportunities are not determined by postcodes or left to chance. Where young people are empowered with the tools, skills and confidence to hon ...
 
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey... and we’re back for the second series of Somewhere To Believe In, a podcast by the people who bring you Greenbelt Festival. Each week we’ll meet brilliant guests and chat to them about their life and work. We want to bring you timely, provocative and funny dollops of hopefulness, to keep us all going in these strange times. This time around we’re celebrating artists that we love and we know you’ll love them too. We’ll also be digging into our lo ...
 
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This week Nick talks to the wonderful comedian and broadcaster Josie Long! Josie talks about four teenage bands - three of which even involved actually playing music. From abortive attempts at piano, clarinet and trumpet, we hear about how Josie went on to emulate the stars of Bassist Magazine, performing in band with names that ranged from the pro…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Josie Long Episode 249: Arts Emergency with special guest Silé Edwards Recorded 30 March 2021 via Zoom. Released 12 April 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitter.com/DeborahFW…
 
This week: Government finds a way to make cutting the price of a gender recognition certificate suck. Thousands of non-binary people demand recognition. YET MORE GC NIGHTMARES IN THE COURTS And we speak to the AMAZING Trans Safety Network and an artist who is taking over Cardiff! References: https://bit.ly/3eszRrd https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans…
 
This week Nell spoke to Journalist, Film Critic and writer, Caspar Salmon. Caspar spoke to Nell about changing careers, self belief, coming out and representation in the media. Caspar's website is: https://casparsalmon.com/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/CasparSalmon Nell also spoke to Clinical Psychologist Dr Sophie Mort, who unpicked some of the dif…
 
This week Nick talks to the brilliant comedian and actor Felicity Ward about singing and playing guitar in grunge bands while growing up in Australia. We hear about gigs in shopping centres and ice rinks, instruments and other paraphernalia gathered from local tips, and why performing music is always scarier than stand-up comedy. Follow Felicity on…
 
The Predators are on the cusp of clinching their seventh consecutive postseason berth, after one of the most dramatic, in-season comebacks in franchise history. NHL insider Pierre LeBrun joins the show (21:10) to touch on how goaltender Juuse Saros saved Nashville's season (26:51) and predict what the club's roster will look like going forward (25:…
 
On May 10 1940, the Germans invaded the Low Countries, Winston Churchill became prime minister, and Harry Hopkins moved in to the White House. This remarkable man was President Roosevelt's closest confidante until the end of the war. A principal architect of the New Deal, he was the president's first envoy to meet Churchill and was sent off to meet…
 
This week Robin and Josie are joined by author Yasmin Khan to talk about her knew book Ripe Figs which is part cookbook, part travel book that traces recipes from the Mediterranean from the time of Ottoman rule to the influence of recent refugee communities. They chat about the inspiration for the book, favourite recipes, first cookbooks, best cook…
 
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a true phenomenon, in all senses of the word. To coin a phrase from its sequel, it found the Holy Grail of filmmaking for being not only a commercial smash hit, but also became a critical darling and received multiple awards recognition. With the juggernaut pairing of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at the helm, you'd t…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are especially welcome to the first in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times. Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based a…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Femi Oluwole Episode 252: Noisy and Annoyingwith special guests Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Mathilda Mallinson, Juliet Stevenson and Grace Petrie Recorded 29 April 2021 thanks to Moment House. Released 3 May 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about De…
 
Welcome to our second episode of the Good Will Hunters Autumn Series: The Future of the NGO. This series is presented with sponsorship from Alinea-Whitelum. Learn more about their work here alineawhitelum.comIn this episode, hosts Rachel Mason Nunn and Paul Ronalds speak with Audette Exel and Jo Barraket on the evolution of NGO business models. Jo …
 
This week Nick talks to the brilliant stand-up comedian, musician and graphic novelist Josh Weller about his punk adventures on the Norwich pub circuit with volatile band managers, playing hundreds of solo gigs in London and his (very brief) experience signing to a major label on the continent before returning to his punk routes fronting The Kennet…
 
This week I spoke to the comedian, actor, writer and star of Ghosts and Stath Lets Flats, Katy Wix. Katy has just published a phenomenal memoir called Delicacy which, as she puts it, is all about cake and death. It’s funny and wry and brutal and sad. In the book, Katy covers quite a bit of her panic years, from the crap jobs to the unhappy sex, mov…
 
Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm joins the podcast to share his perspective on Nashville's turnaround this season and what lies before them with five games to go (17:15). Plus, he outlines the emotional struggles of being included in trade rumors (22:48), discusses raising two children (26:18) and reveals why his name both is and isn't Hans (33:…
 
Comedian and Bake Off host Tom Allen joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about his memoir No Shame, which is out now. They chat of growing up in the suburbs, doing Julie Andrews numbers at high school plays and early comedy gigs in New Cross. They also discuss in detail how many celebrities admit to soiling themselves in their autobiographies..…
 
Come outside with host Hatty Ashdown and Gemma Beagley as they get together in real life for the first time in 8 months to talk going outside! With the government easing lockdown with outside meet ups in the garden, pubs and cafes aloud we chat being outside and outside play . In the first half they go abit nostalgic looking back at playing out sid…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very welcome and amazingly informative conversation with neuroscientist, musician and artist SIMON(E) SUN! Without wanting to risk the simplification and distilling of this incredible chat, just rest assured that it’s one of those very special Distraction Pieces momen…
 
Ivor Cutler is hard to categorise. Whimsical and uncompromising, depressive yet joyful, childlike and curmudgeonly, an 'outsider', championed by insiders like Paul McCartney, he's perhaps best known for his collection 'Life in a Scotch Sitting Room Volume Two" (there is no volume one) or his much-covered 1983 indie hit 'Women of the World'.Cutler o…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Sophie Duker Episode 251: Being a Super-Allywith special guest Emma Dabiri and music from With What Eyes Recorded 19 April 2021 at Kings Place in London. Released 26 April 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Photo by Callum Baker. More about Deborah Fr…
 
Welcome to our first episode of the Good Will Hunters Autumn Series: The Future of the NGO. This series is presented with generous sponsorship from Alinea-Whitelum. Learn more about their work here https://alineawhitelum.com In this episode, hosts Rachel Mason Nunn and Paul Ronalds speak with Anabel Cruz and Andrew Leigh MP on increasing restrictio…
 
Eight games to go. The Predators fight the Blackhawks and the Stars for the final playoff spot in the Central Division. Preds defenseman Erik Gudbranson joins the show to describe his journey to the team after being acquired from Ottawa (18:15). He also tells the inspiring story of his brother's battle with pediatric cancer (28:45). Plus, Thomas Wi…
 
CN: Abuse, child abuse, transphobia, references to transphobic organisations and 'thought leaders' and one audio clip of Posie fucking Parker. Michelle breaks down what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it. If you have been effected by the issues raised on this podcast please go here for more information: https://bit.ly/32EMzfF https:/…
 
This week I spoke to the writer, Miranda Ward. Miranda's book Adrift: Field Notes From Early Motherhood covers the five years Miranda spent trying to get, and stay, pregnant. It's a funny, poignant, clever and thoughtful book, which tackles the seldom discussed topic of "almost motherhood." Find Miranda on Twitter at @MirandaWardC https://twitter.c…
 
Two guests on this week's episode. Firstly Robin chats to A.L. Kennedy who returns to the podcast to chat about her new collection of short stories We Are Attempting to Survive Our Time and why she finds writing short stories a different, and sometimes harder, challenge than writing a novel. And then in the second half of the episode Josie talks to…
 
On the surface, a fan-favourite coming-of-age movie told through the eyes of young, innocent, naïve Baby Houseman as she has the time of her life meeting sexy, "bad boy" dance instructor Johnny Castle on her family holiday to the Catskill Mountains in the summer of 1963. She learns to dance, he learns to love. It's all very romantic. It's a feeling…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A properly ace conversation with the insightful and hilarious comic DANIEL SLOSS! Pip catches Daniel 6 days deep in a 14 day quarantine overseas, which is of course the first item of business! The two compare notes on coping with such stints and methods of how to handle…
 
Kenny Lynch was born in Stepney, East London in 1938. He toured with the Beatles, wrote best-selling songs, was a champion boxer in the army, and a regular face on British TV. He was also - at the start of his career - one of the very few black and British singers in the UK, but he's not really remembered as a pioneer. Out to change that is his nom…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Sindhu Vee Episode 250: A Year in Lockdown with guests Maria Bamford and Alison Bechdel and special appearances by Lisa Smosarski, Josie Naughton, Sophie Duker, Jackie Weaver, Alison Spittle, Nicola Coughlan and Grace Petrie. Recorded and live-streamed 11 March 2021 thanks to our good friend…
 
The NHL Trade Deadline passes, and the Predators and GM David Poile decide to keep the team together and add defenseman Erik Gudbranson (3:25). Winners of 13 of their last 17 games, Nashville is in a playoff spot and vibin' (8:15). Predators rookie forward Tanner Jeannot, a fan favorite already, joins the podcast (19:01). Plus, Brooks Bratten and T…
 
This week Nick talks to Rivkah Reyes - wonderful comedian, musician, podcast host, actor, and actual member of SCHOOL OF ROCK! That's right - we are blessed with young band royalty on the podcast as the bassist from the 2003 masterpiece talks a little bit about making School of Rock, but mostly about their post-movie musical adventures including a …
 
This week I had the huge pleasure of speaking to the comedy writer, performer, broadcaster and Welsh speaker, Sian Harries. You may know her work from Man Down, The Froth, The Tourist Trap, she’s written for Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The News Quiz, she co-hosted the Rhod Gilbert show on Radio Wales. She’s done it all. Sian and I spoke about marr…
 
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown picks Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart. With archive contributions from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chinua Achebe himself. He was born in Nigeria in 1930 and Yasmin Alibhai Brown met him twice in Uganda in the 1960s and remains deeply impressed by both his books and his life.The presenter is Ma…
 
Robin and Josie are joined by author Douglas Stuart, winner of the 2020 Booker Prize for his debut novel Shuggie Bain ahead of it's release in paperback. They chat about the book's decade long gestation, growing up in Glasgow under Thatcher and the importance of getting more working class stories into popular fiction. As always, an extended version…
 
The Devil Wears Prada is often referred to as a "chick flick", which I'd argue is not only inaccurate, but also a little insulting to such a fantastic exploration of feminine status, class and power. It allows its female characters to have agency, ambition and respect, despite them not being the archetypal “female character”. Meryl Streep brings co…
 
Join host Hatty Ashdown , Gemma Beagley and regular fav panellist actor Margaret Cabourn-Smith( Miranda, Catastrophe, Buffering ), Is it bad when your kids recognises your impression of someone from Channel 4's Married at first sight ? The panel confess to stuff they maybe shouldn't have watched as a child and how they "try " to monitor what their …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A super great chat with KALYN HEFFERNAN of the group WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP! Whether you know it or now, this is the one you’ve been waiting for. Pip catches up with Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp for a full length podcast, which is a beautiful occasion as th…
 
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