Freaking the F Out
Alcohol

Alcohol

April 22, 2019

This week's episode is on alcohol and we invited Elliot Ball, founder of The Cocktail Trading Company onto the podcast.  It's a huge topic and probably deserves another episode at least, but this week we spoke about why we like drinking alcohol, what constitutes binge drinking and why we allow ourselves to drink too much even though we know hangovers are TERRIBLE.  We also speak about alcohol and mental health and why generation z seem to be choosing more and more to cut out alcohol altogether.  

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The Cocktail Trading Company: Instagram - thecocktailtradingco Twitter - @CocktailTradeCo

 

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Grief with Cariad Lloyd & Dr Erin Hope Thompson

Grief with Cariad Lloyd & Dr Erin Hope Thompson

April 15, 2019

 

This week's episode is all about grief.  An emotional topic, but luckily we were joined by two expert guests.  Cariad Lloyd is a comedian, actress, writer and podcast QUEEN. She is usually found hosting the award winning Griefcast, where funny people talk about death and grief. Dr Erin Hope Thompson is the Founder & Director of The Loss Foundation, the only UK charity dedicated solely to providing bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer.

We talk personal experiences with grief, why Cariad thinks 'the grief cycle' is a load of bollocks and what to say to people who have lost someone close to them. A sensitive subject, but with a professional comedian onboard you can bet there are some laughs along the way.

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Cariad Lloyd: Intagram - @cariadlloyd

Dr Erin Hope Thompson: Twitter - @erinhopet @LossFoundation . Instagram - @thelossfoundation

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

 

Sleep

Sleep

April 8, 2019

Sleep, wonderful sleep! Feeling excited about going to bed is one of the things that makes you realise you are actually an adult.  But what about when you can't drift off? What about when you lie there, watching the hours tick by with you still awake? What if that happens night after night? In this episode we discuss all things sleep - dreams, insomnia and top tips to help you snooze, with our great pal, Holly Nicholson!

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Links:

How to cope with sleep problems, from Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/sleep-problems/#.XKoDO6IrL3A

A run through of some of the SAD lamps on the market: https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/lighting/best-sad-lamps-light-therapy-seasonal-affective-disorder-lumie-how-to-treat-a6839106.html

 

Living With Housemates

Living With Housemates

April 1, 2019

Living With Housemates

Housemates! Can't live with them, can't live without them.  Living with friends can be the BEST. EVER.  A ready made bunch of buddies to come home to, cook with, drink with and even cry with.  But...living with other people can come with it's fair share of...challenges.  What do you do when someone you live with refuses to do the washing up? Or keeps 'forgetting' to pay their share of the bills? Can you let it pass, or do you turn to the passive aggressive notes? In this episode we cover all things living with housemates!

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

 

 

 

Live Recording for Stand Up To Cancer

Live Recording for Stand Up To Cancer

March 25, 2019

Cancer

This is the first live Freaking the F Out podcast and it was recorded at Channel 4 on 12/03/19 for Stand Up To Cancer.  Kelsey and Maddy were joined by the incredible Deborah James (aka @bowelbabe from the You, Me & The Big C podcast) and Dr Sam Godfrey (@sciencemansam, a Partnership Specialist at Cancer Research UK).  

They discuss what cancer actually is, why people often have anxiety around getting themselves checked and how to be careful about the type of language to use when having these conversations.  Deborah also spoke about her experience of living with stage 4 bowel cancer with inspiring openness.  Informative and moving, with some laughs along the way and questions from a live audience.  

 

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Deborah James: @bowelbabe

Dr Sam Godfrey: @sciencemansam

Stand Up To Cancer: @SU2C

Cancer Research UK: @CR_UK

Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Links:

Brought to you by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer is an annual fundraising campaign that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research: https://www.standuptocancer.org.uk/

Have a look at all the amazing work Cancer Research UK does: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis http://www.shinecancersupport.org/

We had a raffle during the recording and prizes were donated by the following amazing companies:

https://www.dontbuyherflowers.com/

https://girlvscancer.co.uk/

https://www.pushchocolate.com/

ptocancer.org.uk/

 

Christmas

Christmas

December 17, 2018

Christmas

It's Chrriiiiiiiiistmaaaaaassssssss!!!!!!

It's the most, wonderful time, of the yeeeaaaaaar. And the most stressful. And the most expensive.  Our last episode for 2018 is all about the festive time of year. Spending time with family, commercialism, buying presents, feeling lonely, consuming enough red wine to feel constantly sozzled...there's a lot going on!

We discuss it all whilst munching on a delicious roast rustled up by Ms. Bennett (for those who hate the sound of eating, we promise it's only for the first 5 minutes). We may have had a little wine too, which may have led to a few festive sing-songs. Sing along now. All we want for Christmas is yoooooooou (and your likes, shares and subscriptions!).

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Links:

Follow Sarah Millican's #joinme hashtag on Christmas day this year to help tackle loneliness

Money with Laura Whateley (Author of Money: A User’s Guide)

Money with Laura Whateley (Author of Money: A User’s Guide)

December 10, 2018

Money - with Laura Whately, Author of Money: A User's Guide

This week's episode is all about MONEY! Mortgages, savings, pensions, debt...the list of things to worry about just goes on. Not to mention the emotional side of it all - we're secretive about our salaries and our savings. No wonder we sometimes just go out and blow too much of it on a big spending spree.

Luckily, there is a very clever guest on to help with all this muddle. Laura Whateley is a money journalist and author of the fantastic book 'Money: A User's Guide'. She had some very interesting things to say that really helped!

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Laura Whately: Twitter - @LWhately  Instagram - laurawhateley

Links:

Money: A User's Guide: https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008308315/money-a-users-guide/

Money and Mental Health Policy Institute: https://www.moneyandmentalhealth.org

 

 

 

 

Having a Business with Don’t Buy Her Flowers founder Steph Douglas

Having a Business with Don’t Buy Her Flowers founder Steph Douglas

December 3, 2018

Having a Business - with Don't Buy Her Flowers founder Steph Douglas

When Steph had her first baby she received 8 bunches of flowers...which she just didn't know what to do with.  This slightly overwhelmed feeling led to the discovery that there wasn't much of an alternative when it came to gifts for new mums.  So, she created one.  Don't Buy Her Flowers is a thoughtful gift company, where you can send the new mum in your life to a real treat.  It's also expanded to packages for birthdays, get well, thank you, bereavement and any occasion where you might want to send something thoughtful.  We talk all things new business, taking the plunge and going your own way.

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Twitter: @ftfopod

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Steph Douglas: @steph_dontbuyherflowers @dontbuyherflowers

 

 

Planes, Trains & Automobiles -Part 2

Planes, Trains & Automobiles -Part 2

November 26, 2018

Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Part 2

Looping back to finally finish where episode 1 started, this is all about fears relating to transport.  Cars, tubes, trains, bikes...they're all terrible in their own unique ways...but we have to use them to get to where we want to go.  So tuck yourself up under the nearest person's armpit on your next commute and give this episode a listen! 

 

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Links:

A new TFL map to help people with claustrophobia and anxiety:

https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2017/july/new-map-to-help-people-with-claustrophobia-and-anxiety

 

Being Anxious with Stevie Martin (Nobody Panic Podcast)

Being Anxious with Stevie Martin (Nobody Panic Podcast)

November 19, 2018

Comedian Stevie Martin from the Nobody Panic podcast joins us in the studio / Kelsey's flat this week. The chat is about 'Being an Anxious Person'. What does anxiety mean? What can we do about the anxious thoughts that race around our heads at times? And why are our brains SO clever yet also SO easily distracted by just...kind of...counting things that we see?

If you haven't already, check out Stevie Martin's podcast Nobody Panic on your favourite podcast platform. Her and Tessa Coates will teach you how to be an adult - with helpful advice and even more lols.

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Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Stevie Martin is on Instagram and Twitter @5teviem

Links:

Check out Stevie's & Tessa's Nobody Panic podcast:

https://www.acast.com/nobodypanic

Anxiety UK is a national charity run by people with lived experience of anxiety:

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

No Panic specialises in self-help resources:

https://www.nopanic.org.uk/

 

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