Freaking the F Out
Travel with Holly Rubenstein

Travel with Holly Rubenstein

April 26, 2021

Travel - in AND out of covid is our topic for today.  For obvious reasons, the travel industry has been hugely impacted by the lockdown restrictions around the world.  Joining us this week is the entertainment and travel journalist Holly Rubenstein who hosts the UK's #1 travel podcast The Travel Diaries (which we would highly recommend for some healthy wanderlust).  In the episode we allow ourselves to dream a little about the travels we have loved and where we can't wait to go back to, as well as digging into what the restrictions on travel have been and what they're likely to be going forwards. We also ponder what our future travel anxieties might be and whether our behaviours around going on holiday and travelling for business may have changed for good...

Freaking the F Out is a podcast where Kelsey Bennett and Maddy Scott examine the inner workings of their anxious minds.  Covering everything from the minute to the very big and life changing, they’re not mental health professionals but they do happen to have some experience in the field.

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Holly Rubenstein: @HollyRubenstein      

The Travel Diaries can be found wherever you get your podcasts 

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital: @chrismhs

Music produced by Tom Dickinson: @tomldickinson

Charity with Fundraising Expert Rob Woods

Charity with Fundraising Expert Rob Woods

April 12, 2021

The pandemic has hit charities HARD. We dig into why donating & fundraising are proving tricky (even before COVID) and how charities are doing brilliant things to pivot in these uncertain times. ⁠

We feel good about being involved but also we hate shaking our bucket and asking for people's attention and ...money!  And it can feel very vulnerable sharing such personal stories. ⁠

We speak to Rob Woods, Fundraising expert and Podcast Host of Fundraising Bright Spots to understand how charities themselves work and how they are adapting in the pandemic. 

Freaking the F Out is a podcast where Kelsey Bennett and Maddy Scott examine the inner workings of their anxious minds.  Covering everything from the minute to the very big and life changing, they’re not mental health professionals but they do happen to have some experience in the field.

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Email:ftfopod@gmail.com

Twitter: @ftfopod

Instagram: @ftfopod

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Rob Woods: @woods_rob

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital: @chrismhs

Music produced by Tom Dickinson: @tomldickinson

Trolling with The Circle’s Alex Hobern

Trolling with The Circle’s Alex Hobern

March 29, 2021

The internet is a pretty wonderful thing, but with approximately 3.7 billion people having access to it...at times it's going to get...a bit nasty.  This week we are talking about 'trolling' and we are joined by the winner of 'The Circle' Series 1: Alex Hobern.  More specifically, we talk about:

- What it is

- Our personal experiences of it

- Who gets trolled and why people troll

- The concept of anonymity...and some celebrity trolls

- What it can do to your mental health, what social media is doing about it and what you can do about it too

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Alex Hobern: @alexhobern 

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital: @chrismhs

Music produced by Tom Dickinson: @tomldickinson

Redundancy (with Hanna Andersen, founder of As We Are)

Redundancy (with Hanna Andersen, founder of As We Are)

March 17, 2021

It's a big topic this week and a pretty timely one, with current redundancy rates in the UK shooting up past the rates from the last financial crisis and predicted to keep on rising in 2021.  Both of us pod-wives have experience of being made redundant, so we are talking about all the emotions we felt going through it.  Later we are joined by Hanna Andersen founder of As We Are in our brand new ASK THE EXPERT section.  She answers all of your questions and gives us heaps of resources to take a look at if you're being made redundant yourself.  

TW: We do speak briefly about Sarah Everard and the topic of women's safety at the start of the episode because the news has affected all of us so deeply these last few weeks. 

Resources:

Acas: https://www.acas.org.uk/

Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response Centre: https://www.gov.uk/redundancy-your-rights/get-help-finding-a-new-job 

As We Are: https://www.asweare.org.uk/ 

LinkedIn - Open To Work settings: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/67405/let-recruiters-know-you-re-open-to-work?lang=en 

Amazing If - Redundancy Reset: https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/redundancyreset 

The Career Psychologist - interview tips: https://www.thecareerpsychologist.com/resources/ 

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Hanna Andersen: @asweare.uk       www.asweare.org.uk

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital: @chrismhs

Music produced by Tom Dickinson: @tomldickinson

Being Fearless with Chloe Brotheridge

Being Fearless with Chloe Brotheridge

March 1, 2021

Ready to take on the new week of the new month without fear? Yes? Good for you! No? Well, turns out, that's ok too (thankfully).  Chloe Brotheridge is a Hypnotherapist, Coach and Author of The Anxiety Solution and The Confidence Solution and she talks to us about 'Being Fearless' this week.  We delve into how bravery isn't really to do with an absence of fear and how confidence isn't really something you have or you don't - as well as taking a peek at our inner critic and core beliefs.  Eek! Very brave...

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Chloe Brotheridge: @chloebrotheridge https://calmer-you.com/ or search for the Calmer You podcast

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital: @chrismhs

Music produced by Tom Dickinson: @tomldickinson

Self Promotion with Stefanie Sword Williams

Self Promotion with Stefanie Sword Williams

February 15, 2021

Oh gosh, this old thing? No, it's just our new podcast episode.  Embarrassing really... If this is how you sound when trying to talk about your successes and achievements then this is the episode for you! Our guest is Stefanie Sword-Williams, founder of F*ck Being Humble and she manages to convince us that Self-Promotion is not a dirty word and that it's very possible to sound confidence without coming across as arrogant.  It's actually pretty great...

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Stef Sword-Williams: @stefaniesw

F*ck Being Humble: @fbeinghumbleldn https://www.fuckbeinghumble.com/

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Nutrition with Isa Robinson

Nutrition with Isa Robinson

January 25, 2021

Recorded as part of Groupon's 'Wellness Week' we are talking to Isa Robinson - a Registered Associate Nutritionist - all about the topic of...Nutrition. 

*Discussing fad diets and the link between mood and food.
* Emotional Eating
* Intuitive Eating 
* Critical self talk
* Attachments to food

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Isa Robinson: Website - https://isarobinsonnutrition.co.uk Instagram - @isarobinson_nutrition

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

2020: The review.

2020: The review.

December 31, 2020

Well the world turned upside down this year, in all the ways. We take a look back at the 2020 timeline, our personal highs & lows and give you our Top 5 (ish) book, podcast, film, TV recommendations (turns out, we're a soppy pair). 

Books

  • Plum (poetry)- Hollie McNish
  • Where The Crawdads Sing- Delia Owens
  • Educated- Tara Westover
  • American Dirt- Janine Cummins
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck- Mark Manson
  • About Race- Rennie Eddo Lodge
  • A little Life- Hanya Yanagihara 

 

  • Films
  • Paddington 2
  • The Grinch (the Pharell Williams version)

Podcasts

  • Grounded by Louis Theroux
  • Squiggly Careers (also a book)

TV

  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Schitt's Creek (Netflix)
  • I May Destroy You (BBC iplayer)

Instagram

Luke Millington Drake (Keira Knightley impressions)

 

 

Enjoy and Happy New Year x 

 

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Lockdown

Lockdown

May 11, 2020

Well, we're still here.  In lockdown.  Recorded before any of the confusing new announcements from Boris and his merry men -  we are delving into our new lockdown habits this week.  Snacking, crying, having conversations with yourself, food obsessions, alcohol consumption, sleeping routines, napping, new hobbies (no hobbies), working from home, too many quizzes, zoom fatigue, shopping habits and wondering where on earth our bras might be.  If found, please return to ftfopod.  Oh yes, and wash your courgettes.   

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Coping in a Crisis

Coping in a Crisis

March 31, 2020

It's a very weird old time at the moment.  Coronavirus has changed our way of life in a matter of weeks.  In this episode, rather than dwelling on the facts and the figures (because everyone already knows them), we are sending you a virtual care package: our episode on Coping In A Crisis.  What can you do to look after your mental health? What weird and wonderful ways can you find to entertain yourself and your friends and family? And how many episodes is too many episodes of The Chase? 

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

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