58 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 Venetia La Manna

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.1K Ratings

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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    voicenote: Hey Barbie!

    voicenote: Hey Barbie!

    Spoilers alert! In this voice note episode, we're chatting about the highest grossing blockbuster of 2023 and going through some valuable listener correspondence in regards to "starting a family", having friends who work in the fossil fuel industry and extra tips to help us spend less time on our phones. A special shout out to Ronaé for her Barbie voice note. Thank you for all your support on this season of the podcast, it's Bye Barbie for now but I look forward to seeing you soon!
    Extra reading, links:
    What Is The Bechdel Test?
    Films that surprisingly, Pass the Bechdel Test
    Margot Robbie on saying "thank you instead of sorry"
    Take Action Against Big Fashion
    email the show: atstpod@gmail.com
    *kind note: this address is for podcast letter contributions only*
    This episode was produced and hosted by Venetia La Manna. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic.

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    • 29 min
    How To Break Up With Your Phone

    How To Break Up With Your Phone

    On average, British people spend more than 2 hours per day on their phones. That amounts to an entire MONTH on our phones every year - or more - in my case!
    In this episode, i'm sharing what i've learned from spending my weekends offline (with varying levels of success!) over the past 5 years, in a practice I call #offline48. I'll also be answering the questions I get asked most frequently and i'll be sharing tips and advice if you're keen to join me on an offline weekend.
    Mentions
    How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price
    Lumie alarm clock
    Wandering Wild
    Unplugged cabins
    You can email the show or send us a voice note of your own to atstpodcast@gmail.com
    *kind note: this address is for podcast letter contributions only*
    This episode was produced and hosted by Venetia La Manna. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 31 min
    The Housing Crisis, Pollution & Landlords with Kieran Yates

    The Housing Crisis, Pollution & Landlords with Kieran Yates

    Kieran Yates is a London-based journalist, broadcaster and author. 
    Her debut book “All The Houses I’ve Ever Lived In” is part memoir, part social commentary. It’s a love letter to home and community and a vital and timely expose on the UK’s housing crisis.
    By the age of 25, Kieran had lived in twenty different houses across the country, from council estates in London to car showrooms in rural Wales. Drawing on personal experience, interviews with tenants across the country and the stories behind our interiors, she explores the unexpected ways we can fight back, highlighting the invaluable work of community organisers who have led the way to change and improve the housing system, inviting us to re-imagine what the future of housing could look like.
    Buy Kieran’s book
    Find Kieran on Twitter
    Mentions
    From Pollution to policing - can Sadiq Khan clean up London?
    Flock Together
    POC in Nature
    Novara Media interviews landlords
    London Renters Union
    The Renters Reform Bill
    This episode was hosted and produced by Venetia La Manna and edited by Nada Smiljanic.

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    • 48 min
    voicenote: "my best friend works for shell"

    voicenote: "my best friend works for shell"

    loads to talk about this week! including going on tv dressed for prom, wasting my time watching The Idol and a listener e-mail which i can't stop thinking about.
    Take Action Against Big Fashion
    Welcome To Wrexham
    Champion
    Decolonising Conservation
    Tan France on the Louis Theroux podcast
    Stop Cambo
    you can email the show - or send us a voicenote of your own to atstpodcast@gmail.com
    kind note: this address is for podcast letter contributions only
    This episode was produced and hosted 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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    • 30 min
    voicenote: post-holiday catch up & book recs

    voicenote: post-holiday catch up & book recs

    this week we're catching up on my trip to France, i'm chatting about the books that i loved reading the places at which i enjoyed eating! i'm also reading out some of your brilliant emails.
    summer reading list
    pontochoux
    jah jah
    vg patisserie
    land & monkeys
    meet up
    email the show or send us a voice note of your own: atstpod@gmail.com
    This episode was produced and hosted 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.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 24 min
    How To Publish A Book & Summer Reading List with Rachel Mills

    How To Publish A Book & Summer Reading List with Rachel Mills

    Rachel Mills is a London based literary agent, business owner and entrepreneur. In this episode, we learn about the publishing industry the duty of care it owes memoir writers. Rachel shares her summer reading list and discusses her decision to live a child-free life. I hope you enjoy this episode!
    Rachel's recommended summer reads:
    Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang
    Psychedelics by David Nutt
    Boyslut by Zachary Zane
    Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
    Imad's Syrian Kitchen by Imad Alarnab
    email the show: atstpod@gmail.com
    This episode was produced and hosted 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.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Izzy284 ,

Love this series so much!

I adore this podcast series, in particular Venetia’s voicenote episodes. I find them honest, relatable and thought-provoking. The interview episodes are also amazing and I’ve found so many new incredible and inspiring people to follow as a result.

Kandileea ,

Love solo episodes so much!

Love the solo episode so much! Please keep them coming :)

HL549 ,

Wonderful!

Love the voice notes. Thoughtful, great recommendations, timely. Thank you!

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