25 episodes

Elis James and John Robins talk to a range of guests about the challenges and hurdles they've faced in their own lives, whilst asking the question... How Do You Cope?

How Do You Cope? …with Elis and John BBC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 949 Ratings

Elis James and John Robins talk to a range of guests about the challenges and hurdles they've faced in their own lives, whilst asking the question... How Do You Cope?

    S2 Damon Gough: 'Every day should be Mental Health Awareness Day'

    S2 Damon Gough: 'Every day should be Mental Health Awareness Day'

    Elis and John talk to musician Damon Gough AKA Badly Drawn Boy, about how he copes with his mental health issues and alcoholism.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S2 Michael Rosen 'Hello body, what can you do?'

    S2 Michael Rosen 'Hello body, what can you do?'

    Elis and John talk to children's author and poet Michael Rosen about his battle with Coronavirus and how he coped when he lost his son, Eddie.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2 Chris Packham 'My autism is a gift'

    S2 Chris Packham 'My autism is a gift'

    Elis and John talk to TV presenter Chris Packham about how he copes living with autism and how it's impacted his life.

    • 1 hr
    S2 Candice Brathwaite - 'It’s not on black people to solve racism'

    S2 Candice Brathwaite - 'It’s not on black people to solve racism'

    Elis and John are joined by Candice Brathwaite who wrote about her experiences as a black British mother.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S2 Simon Thomas: ‘I’m going to pursue life again’

    S2 Simon Thomas: ‘I’m going to pursue life again’

    After a short illness, Simon Thomas lost his wife Gemma to cancer at the age of 40. He talks to Elis and John about how life has been since this traumatic moment in 2017.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2 Terri White: ‘Memory isn't built out of metaphors’

    S2 Terri White: ‘Memory isn't built out of metaphors’

    After a number of traumatic childhood experiences, Empire magazine editor Terri White discusses her subsequent battles with self harm and alcohol abuse.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
949 Ratings

949 Ratings

Delmar39 ,

The best

Quite simply excellent. Serious, funny, enlightening, vulnerable. It’s a pleasure to listen and relate to how the hosts and guests “cope.” Thank you. Keep going!

Fluffy bunny5 ,

Excellent!

All guests appear to be handled with such respect, genuine curiosity & care, I have enjoyed these podcasts so much - they are beautifully done.
The Michael Rosen one in particular is wonderful, the boys really let their guests talk.

flylittlewren ,

Exceptionally good interview podcast

I’ve only recently discovered Elis and John’s podcast and am gobbling up both series at the point at which we’ve just gone into a third lockdown in the UK. As others have said, the interviews are superbly handled - sensitive, informative, thoughtful and insightful - but pertinently, they provide a great sense of perspective at a point at which it’s most needed! Every interviewee talks through their experiences of having overcome challenge with such generosity, dignity and eloquence. Really brilliant stuff!

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