110 episodes

All The Small Things is a weekly interview series hosted by Venetia La Manna. Venetia will be speaking to inspiring people, thought leaders, writers and activists about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most - or perhaps if creativity lies in the chaos if it all. We'll be learning about the small things that keep them in-check and uncover more about what makes their minds tick. What’s more, we’ll hear about the seemingly small moments that perhaps felt insignificant at the time, but their impact turned out to be life-changing.
This podcast aims to encourage us to pay closer attention to the present moment and cherish all the small things.
Note: this podcast is a follow up from Talking Tastebuds.

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All The Small Things is a weekly interview series hosted by Venetia La Manna. Venetia will be speaking to inspiring people, thought leaders, writers and activists about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most - or perhaps if creativity lies in the chaos if it all. We'll be learning about the small things that keep them in-check and uncover more about what makes their minds tick. What’s more, we’ll hear about the seemingly small moments that perhaps felt insignificant at the time, but their impact turned out to be life-changing.
This podcast aims to encourage us to pay closer attention to the present moment and cherish all the small things.
Note: this podcast is a follow up from Talking Tastebuds.

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    SEASON FINALE: Natasha Lunn on love and friendship

    SEASON FINALE: Natasha Lunn on love and friendship

    Natasha Lunn is the features director at RED magazine and the creator of a popular and acclaimed bimonthly email newsletter, Conversations on Love.
    Her Top 10 Sunday Times Best-selling book, also called Conversations On Love, discusses a wide range of themes intimately connected to love. After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, she set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. Natasha turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it?
    Some of my favourite conversations from the book include: Candice Carty-Williams on friendship, Emily Nagoski on the science of sex, Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone, Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations and Roxane Gay on redefining romance.
    Follow Natasha: natashalunn
    Buy the book, and others from the series: bookshop.org/shop/venetia
    Subscribe to Natasha's newsletter here
    Find me: VenetiaLaManna
    Find the show: ATSTpodcast
    This episode was produced by Venetia La Manna. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic. The artwork was designed by Alex Sedano and the music was composed by William Haxworth.

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    • 33 min
    Dr Pragya Agarwal on reproductive justice and parental ambivalence

    Dr Pragya Agarwal on reproductive justice and parental ambivalence

    Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist, writer, speaker and a consultant on bias, anti-racism, social inclusion, power and privilege.
    She is the author of three books, including SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias and ‘Wish we knew what to say: Talking with children about race’, a manual for parents, carers and educators of all backgrounds and ethnicities to talk to children about race and racism.
    In this episode, we focus on her latest book: (M)otherhood: On the choices of being a woman a hybrid memoir and scientific analysis of women’s fertility, and an urgent and timely examination of how political ideas of womanhood and motherhood are constructed. Pragya uses her own varied experiences and choices as a woman of South Asian heritage to examine the broader societal, historical and scientific factors that drive how we think and talk about motherhood.
    It’s an extremely honest book, with Pragya interrogating themes including infertility, childbirth and reproductive justice, making a powerful and urgent argument for the need to tackle society's obsession with women's bodies and fertility, in a truly intersectional way.
    Find Pragya: @DrPragyaAgarwal
    Buy her book: bookshop.org
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast
    This episode was produced by Venetia La Manna. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic. The artwork was designed by Alex Sedano and the music was composed by William Haxworth.


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    • 40 min
    Vanessa Nakate on why the climate crisis is a feminist issue

    Vanessa Nakate on why the climate crisis is a feminist issue

    Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda . She was the First Fridays For Future climate activist in her country and founder of the Rise up Climate Movement, which aims to amplify the voices of activists from Africa. 
    Her brand new book “A Bigger Picture” is part of her fight to bring front line voices to the front page.
    When it comes to speaking or writing about climate change, voices and stories of people of colour and from the Global South are often omitted, even though these communities often contribute the least to the problem and suffer its consequences the most. Vanessa shows that without addressing this important gap, without highlighting the real and immediate danger communities like hers and so many others face, we have no hope of making progress in the race to save our planet.
    In A Bigger Picture she traces the links between climate crisis and anti-racism, feminism, education, economics and even extremist radicalization, as well as telling the inspiring personal story of how she found her voice and shows readers that no matter your age, location or skin colour, you can be an effective activist.
    Find Vanessa: @vanessanakate1
    Buy her book: bookshop.org/lists/all-the-small-things
    Learn about the Vash green schools project
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast #allthesmallthings
    This episode was produced by Venetia La Manna. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic. The artwork was designed by Alex Sedano and the music was composed by William Haxworth.

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    • 31 min
    Mo Gawdat on the future of AI and how we can save the planet

    Mo Gawdat on the future of AI and how we can save the planet

    TW: death and grief.
    Mo Gawdat is a writer and entrepreneur. After a 30 year career in tech and serving as Chief Business Officer at Google [X], Google's 'moonshot factory' of innovation, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world.
     
    In 2014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his international bestselling book, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his moonshot attempt to honor Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared.

    His latest book is Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World, a blueprint to safeguard humanity's coexistence with future technology. Technology is putting our humanity at risk to an unprecedented degree. This book is not for engineers who write the code or the policy makers who claim they can regulate it. This is a book for you. Because, believe it or not, you are the only one that can fix it. It’s a book about kindness and compassion and love and how ultimately, they are what will save us.
    Find Mo: @mo_gawdat
    Buy his book: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/all-the-small-things
    Find his app: appii.app
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @atstpodcast
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with Kaspersky. Download their free mindfulness course on digital stress and smartphone addiction cyberspa.kaspersky.com
    This episode was co-produced by Venetia La Manna and Holly Falconer. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic. The artwork was designed by Alex Sedano and the music was composed by William Haxworth.

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    • 50 min
    Chloe Asaam on fast fashion's waste crisis

    Chloe Asaam on fast fashion's waste crisis

    Chloe Asaam is a designer, researcher, community organiser and Program/Operations Manager for The OR Foundation.
    The OR Foundation is an incredible charity and campaign who are raising awareness about the fashion waste crisis, specifically in Ghana’s capital Accra, where 15 million used garments pour into the area every week from the UK, Europe, North America and Australia, flooding the city’s sprawling clothing market.
    The OR (which stands for choice) work at the intersection of environmental justice, education and fashion development, our mission is to identify and manifest alternatives to the dominant model of fashion – alternatives that bring forth ecological prosperity, as opposed to destruction, and that inspire citizens to form a relationship with fashion that extends beyond their role as consumer. 
    They want to catalyse a justice-led circular economy. At every level their initiatives are founded on the belief that Justice within the violent yet beautiful world we share begins with Reckoning, Recovery and Reparations.
    With a background in Fashion Design, Chloe sees the negative impact of fast fashion’s thoughtless overproduction and she is on a mission to do something about it. Chloe’s work with The OR Foundation builds on her personal advocacy and gives her the space to have a tangible impact on the people working within the Kantamanto ecosystem, specifically the kayayei (female head porters).
    Learn more about the work of The OR Foundation
    Support their work: https://theor.org/donate
    Find Chloe: @chloe_asaam
    Find The OR Foundation: @TheORisPresent
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @atstpodcast
     
    This episode was produced by Venetia La Manna and edited by Nada Smiljanic. The music was composed by William Haxworth and the artwork was designed by Alex Sedano.

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    • 31 min
    Tessa Khan on the fight for a fossil fuel free future

    Tessa Khan on the fight for a fossil fuel free future

    Tessa Khan is an international climate change and human rights lawyer, campaigner and strategist.
    She is the founder and director of Uplift, a new organisation helping to move the UK towards a fossil fuel-free future. They strategically resource, connect, and elevate ideas and voices to set in motion a just transition away from fossil fuel production that is in proportion with the scale of the climate crisis. Before this role, she co-founded and is co-director of the Climate Litigation Network, a project of the Urgenda Foundation, which supports groundbreaking strategic climate litigation around the world. 
    She has spent more than fifteen years supporting grassroots, regional and international movements for justice and has served as an expert advisor to UN human rights bodies and national governments, while working in Thailand, Egypt, India, the US, the Netherlands and Australia. Tessa is a trustee of Global Greengrants Fund UK and a member of the Steering Committee of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. 
    Her writing has been published in international media outlets and academic publications, and she has been invited to speak at the United Nations and events convened by The Economist, Wall Street Journal and TEDx. In 2019, Tessa was named by TIME magazine as one of fifteen women leading the fight against climate change. She is also an awardee of the Climate Breakthrough Project.
    If you’re UK based, you should know that the government has spent 4 BILLION propping up the oil and gas industry since we signed the Pairs Agreement in 2016. At the end of October 2021, The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP2 6will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Boris Johnson has referred to this as the turning point for humanity, yet our government is spending billions propping up the oil and gas industry, which is directly causing the overheating and destruction of our planet.
    Actions and links for this episode
    Learn more about the work of Uplift.
    The Government are set to approve the climate-wrecking Cambo oil field later this year. If we want a liveable climate, we can’t allow any new oil and gas extraction. To learn more and take action please head to: stopcambo.org.uk/take-action
    Write to your local MP to ask that they take action at COP26 and speak up against fossil fuels
    Check out the PaidToPollute campaign
    Check out podcast guest Daze Aghaji's campaign to sue the government for failing to tackle climate change: crowdjustice.com/case/carbon-budgets/
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @atstpodcast
    This episode was co-produced by Venetia La Manna and Holly Falconer and edited by Nada Smiljanic. The music was composed by William Haxworth and the artwork was designed by Alex Sedano.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Chrysanthi_mt ,

All the small things

This is a podcast you should listen cause you will learn so many things I have listened to almost every episode and I have to admit Venetia work hard to pick the right guests. And also I noticed a shift into the conversation over the time she is including economical issues race issues that relates to sustainability.

Trying to be eco mum ,

Great podcast

Venetia is a lovely woman & interviews very interesting people. It’s a really easy and fun listen despite discussing important issues. I’ve learnt a lot from these interviews. Thank you!

gracefully-frank ,

Really informative but not too heavy

Through this podcast I have been introduced to some incredible people who are doing the most amazing things.

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