I Think Too Much

Trevor Holland | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

I've used my ADHD to my advantage, though. I'm a comedian. It's my passion. It's my chosen creative outlet but one that I've struggled to find the ideal application for. I've been a stand-up, but this seemed to involve too much, well, standing up.

Does Intergender Wrestling Encourage Domestic Violence Or Is It Empowering For Women?

Dan Higgins | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Sport
Dan Higgins

Men going face-to-face with women in the wrestling ring is an issue that divides opinion. Some think it may encourage domestic violence by normalising...

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 13: Drag

Elena Guthrie | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

Queer culture/drag culture for the most part has been synonymous with gay men, and has had very little space for anything else. When was the last time you saw a woman in full drag on RuPaul's Drag Race? Or maybe even a drag king?

Freelance Life (AKA Doing Everything)

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Francesca Nand

Working for yourself from home, in charge of your time, no daily commute, answering to no-one, jetting off abroad as often as possible... sounds good doesn't it? But what we don't advertise about freelance life is the amount of work that goes into, well, generating work in the first place.

Internet Memes Are Changing The Way We Communicate IRL

Jamie Wareham | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

The reason Dawkins describes it as a hijack is because internet memes make no attempt at the accuracy of copying. It's a a key part of his definition and Internet memes are deliberately altered.

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 12: Creating Platforms

Elena Guthrie | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

When we decided to create a feminist podcast, we knew that the world didn't need to hear from more voices like ours. We are two white women with many other privileges that are important to recognise. The things we take issue with are small parts of a larger problem.

The Hashtag's Story Has A Lesson For Every Internet User

Jamie Wareham | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

Back then, it was mostly known by Americanism, the 'pound sign' - one that you may remember from many automated recorded phone messages "end by pushing the pound key".

Why Gay Men Who Share Their Stories Are All Heroes

Matt Cain | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Cain

As I've recorded the series, it's struck me how outrageous it is that, for the most part, my guests' stories - and the stories of so many other gay men like them - still haven't been told. For such a long time, gay men were absent from British literature, film, TV and theatre.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt?: The Story Of Michael And Kathleen Peterson

Chris Warburton | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Chris Warburton

Ask people about the case in Durham and everyone has an opinion: some roll their eyes as if to say 'not this again', then tell you in precise detail why they *know* Michael Peterson is a killer or was framed.

Nine Podcasts For Introverts And Highly Sensitive People

Cat Neligan | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

As an introvert and highly sensitive person, I think podcasts appeal so much because it's like a one-sided conversation. We can tune into the inner thoughts of someone from across the world, or eavesdrop on a chat between friends.

Remember When You Were An Insane Lovesick Teenager?

Olivia Jones | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

I'm about to tell you something very embarrassing but I'm only telling you on the basis you've probably done something similarly desperate before. When I was 15, struggling with my sexuality and obsessed with the Sugababes, I fell head over heels with a girl.

The Power Of The Podcast

Miriam Brown | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Brown

Now should a podcast be a series and delivered in instalments, each episode could be looked upon as a chapter in a book and thus, each episode builds the foundations. What I mean, however, is that only a podcast must lay out its key narrative and themes in chapter one. Failure to do this = failure to grasp the audience = failure to launch.

Liz Sayce - Community Participation And Universal Design

Martyn Sibley | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

In this podcast Liz talks about the early battles. The hard campaigns fought just for disabled people to be heard. Let alone to win political and legal gains. It wasn't easy, quick or simple. But the original activists did it. Disabled people eventually got their legislative protection - the Equalities Act 2012 as it is now.

Kicking the Kyriarchy Episode 11: Clothing

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Style
Elena Guthrie

We are used to clothing defining us. You only have to pick up most mainstream magazines to be told that the brand, the fabric, the cut of the clothing and how you wear it make an instant impression.

‘Into It' Podcast: ‘Emmerdale' Rape Complaints, ‘Star Wars' Gay Romance Rumours And Madonna Biopic Drama

Into It | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Into It

In the new episode of 'Into It', the team is debating whether the idea of a TV watershed is outdated, in light of the complaints from 'Emmerdale' viewers over a polarising rape scene which aired earlier this week.

Ruth Owen - Transport And Individual Responsibility

Martyn Sibley | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

It's not so surprising to hear the take away was 'we've come far, but there's a long way to go'. However getting everyone together was very important. For disabled people to understand industry, and industry to understand disabled transport users. The solutions began flowing.

Why I Love... The Russell Brand Radio Show

Pete Strauss | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

It's been nearly nine years since Russell Brand's radio show came to its abrupt and dramatic end, bringing the country's biggest broadcaster to its kn...

S-Town, Radio At Its Very Best

David Spencer | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

At the end of the final episode of S-Town, presenter Brian Reed thanks what he calls 'the best podcast team in the world'. He is almost certainly righ...

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 10: Trans

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

"... So, how do you have sex?" Inappropriate, right? Being a Brit, there are few things we are more prude-ish about than discussing our sex lives, and yet, this is a question that many people think is okay to ask trans people. Why? It's probably got something to do with society seeing trans identities as a novelty, and therefore not legitimate

Phil Friend - Difference Is Your Asset

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

So I figured why not get Phil and his motivating, kind, and helpful nature out there. As a podcast guest I could ask him other questions, relevant for you. The listeners. Plus I'd probably learn a whole load more myself. Which I did.

'Into It' Podcast: 'Great British Bake Off' News, Dark Soap Storylines And 'Love' Series 3

Into It | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Into It

In this week's 'Into It', the team pick apart the two biggest announcements of the week: one shockin (Noel Fielding stepping into Mel and Sue's presenting shoes on 'Great British Bake Off') and one not-so-shocking (Ed Sheeran headlining at this year's Glastonbury).

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 09: Relationships

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

Did things end well? Or not so well, and you explain the animosity by declaring that they were 'out of their mind', 'crazy' or 'unhinged'? This kind of language is harmful and enormously disrespectful of people with mental health problems, so we wouldn't normally use it - but here it's important to use those labels.

‘Into It' Podcast: We Discuss ‘The Nightly Show', Disney's ‘Beauty And The Beast' Remake And Share Our Favourite Awards Season Moments

Into It | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Into It

This week we're sharing some of our favourite awards season moments (most of which, admittedly, revolve around Taraji P Henson in some way or another), as well as putting our knowledge of this year's Academy Award winners to the test.

Redefining Radio - Putting Local Listening Back On The Map

Rhys Hancock | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rhys Hancock

In an age where print publications are closing their doors daily, radio seems to be one medium that is more popular than ever. From the birth of regi...

Even Dinosaurs Had Cancer

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

I'm willing to bet that if you are reading this, you have been affected by cancer. I wish that I knew this because of some startling powers of deduction. However, the sad truth is that cancer is incredibly common.