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SIM Ep 673 Pod 181 Finding commonality, celebrating difference and throwing a box of JD through a window

Dec 1 • 01:21:12

Everyone loves a bit of LadyTech, right? Massive sigh. This week, Jen is chatting to CEO and founder of the Peanut app Michelle Kennedy, about finding solidarity among women and why "the ladies" get patronised in business (and not in the cold hard cash way). Hannah talks to Catherine Deakin from the charity Changing Faces, about life for people with facial differences, Jam...

SIM Ep 672 IMD21 #5: Men’s Sheds

Nov 28 • 30:23

Think you know what a shed can do? Think again. The UK Men’s Shed Association (UKMSA) is an incredible movement of community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. Sheds combat loneliness and encourage men to talk shoulder to shoulder – such a great, straightforward and vital idea. And so Mickey got on the Zoom to David Meli, the charity’s Partnerships and Communi...

SIM Ep 671 IMD21 #4: Giles Terera and Michael Balogun on Blue/Orange

Nov 25 • 44:03

It's a cliche in theatre to say a play is more relevant than ever, but in the case of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, it's 100% true. A new version of it, starring Michael Balogun and Giles Terera is currently on at Northampton's Royal & Derngate Theatres and Hannah spoke to them about the show's themes of race, mental illness and truth, as well as the emotional rollercoaster o...

SIM Ep 670 Pod 180: Teenage angst, teenage dreams, and a purity spiral too far

Nov 24 • 01:23:36

After writing a piece exposing the call-outs, draggings and pile-ons rife in the toxic world of YA Twitter, author Kat Rosenfield found herself a target. She talks to Hannah about speaking out, as well as her new novel No One Will Miss Her, and the joy of working with Stan Lee. Stan. Lee....

SIM Ep 669 IMD21 #3 Matt Forde and the love Labour's lost

Nov 21 • 55:49

Matt Forde is a comedian whose book, Politically Homeless, charts his progress from working for the Labour Party to disillusionment in the Corbyn years. He's also the host of the excellent podcast, The Political Party, and co-host, with Alice Levine, of British Scandal. Hannah talks to him about all of that, obviously, and a lot more besides, including the sort of personal...

SIM Ep 668 Pod 179: Get Off, get empowered and get watching

Nov 17 • 01:11:25

Comedians Kiri Pritchard McLean and Nina Gilligan have launched Get Off! Live Comedy, an independent and confidential HR support service that deals with sexual harassment in live comedy. Hannah got on the Zoom to Kiri to talk about the whys and hows, and they also chat The Covid Arms, and hard-core bulldog clips. ...

SIM Ep 667 IMD21 #2: Being a pro-feminist ally with Chris Green

Nov 14 • 39:12

Pro-feminist activist Chris Green founded the UK arm of the excellent White Ribbon campaign and, as he tells our Mick, has a lot more up his sleeve when it comes to being an excellent ally to women – and engaging more men to do the same. ...

SIM Ep 666 Outside The Box #39

Nov 12 • 33:08

How are we going to fill these long evenings? Suggestion one: telly. This month, we're talking Succession, What We Do In The Shadows, Close To Me, Stath Lets Flats, Squid Game, Dexter: New Blood, The Outlaws and Panorama: Why Do You Hate Me? Yes, that is a lot. ...

SIM Ep 665 Pod 178: A bawdy woman, a murderous bunch and a big old bum toot

Nov 9 • 01:13:59

Zadie Smith taking on Chaucer? Big yes please. This week, Mickey is chatting to actor Clare Perkins about Smith's new play The Wife of Willesden, playing a woman with five husbands and meeting Christopher Walken. Hannah catches up with comedian and top woman Zoe Lyons, who tells us about living with alopecia and why she's decided to talk publicly about it. In Rated or Date...

SIM Ep 664 IMD21 #1: Beating eating disorders

Nov 7 • 42:12

It's that time of year where we let some dudes talk, for a change. In the first part of our 2021 International Men's Day series, Jen chats to comedian and author Dave Chawner about his experience of having anorexia, as well as Dr Stephen Anderson, an eating disorder psychiatrist and member of the board of trustees at Beat, the Uk's eating disorder charity. ...

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