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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 insignificant to the very big and life changing, they’re not mental health professionals but they do happen to have some experience in the field.

Freaking the F Out Kelsey Bennett & Maddy Scott

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

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 insignificant to the very big and life changing, they’re not mental health professionals but they do happen to have some experience in the field.

    Travel with Holly Rubenstein

    Travel with Holly Rubenstein

    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.


    Contact:


    Email:ftfopod@gmail.com


    Twitter: @ftfopod


    Instagram: @ftfopod


    Facebook: Freaking the F Out


    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

    • 49 min
    Charity with Fundraising Expert Rob Woods

    Charity with Fundraising Expert Rob Woods

    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.


    Contact:


    Email:ftfopod@gmail.com


    Twitter: @ftfopod


    Instagram: @ftfopod


    Facebook: Freaking the F Out


    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

    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


    Contact:


    Email:ftfopod@gmail.com


    Twitter: @ftfopod


    Instagram: @ftfopod


    Facebook: Freaking the F Out


    Alex Hobern: @alexhobern 


    Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital: @chrismhs


    Music produced by Tom Dickinson: @tomldickinson

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

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

    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/ 


    Contact:


    Email:ftfopod@gmail.com


    Twitter: @ftfopod


    Instagram: @ftfopod


    Facebook: Freaking the F Out


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


    Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital: @chrismhs


    Music produced by Tom Dickinson: @tomldickinson

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Being Fearless with Chloe Brotheridge

    Being Fearless with Chloe Brotheridge

    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...


    Contact:


    Email:ftfopod@gmail.com


    Twitter: @ftfopod


    Instagram: @ftfopod


    Facebook: Freaking the F Out


    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

    • 41 min
    Self Promotion with Stefanie Sword Williams

    Self Promotion with Stefanie Sword Williams

    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...


    Contact:


    Email:ftfopod@gmail.com


    Twitter: @ftfopod


    Instagram: @ftfopod


    Facebook: Freaking the F Out


    Stef Sword-Williams: @stefaniesw


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


    Artwork by Chris Hastings-Spital (@chrismhs)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

isthereanybodyoutthere3657 ,

RELATABLE.

Laughed out loud and also feeling like I can relate to the topics covered!

westwood1983 ,

Genuinely refreshing podcast

As someone that suffers from anxiety, this podcast as been a true gem in my life!

kf7575 ,

Honest, hilarious podcast!

Love this funny and honest podcast which explores things we’re all worried about, but not talking about - it makes you feel less alone! Thumbs up from me.

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