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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 Radio 5 Live

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.2K 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?

    S4 Listener Correspondence: ‘Thank you for creating a safe space and content that’s inclusive’

    S4 Listener Correspondence: ‘Thank you for creating a safe space and content that’s inclusive’

    For the final episode of series four Elis and John read through some of your correspondence about the topics covered over the last few months.
    This episode contains strong language that some people might find offensive. If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode there’s more information at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 47 min
    S4 Shaun Murphy: ‘Even in the darkest of moments remember that you are actually in control’

    S4 Shaun Murphy: ‘Even in the darkest of moments remember that you are actually in control’

    In the final guest episode of this series Elis and John are joined by snooker player and broadcaster Shaun Murphy, who discusses his struggles with his weight and his relationship with religion.
    If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode there’s more information and support at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S4 Gabby Logan: ‘The grief never really leaves, you just learn to make friends with it’

    S4 Gabby Logan: ‘The grief never really leaves, you just learn to make friends with it’

    This week Elis and John speak to broadcaster Gabby Logan about the loss of her brother Daniel at the age of 15, how she’s coped in her professional life, and witnessing the Bradford City stadium fire in 1985.
    This episode contains strong language that some people might find offensive. If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode there’s more information at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    S4 James Cracknell: ‘The neurologist said “Where you are after three years will be where you are for the rest of your life”’

    S4 James Cracknell: ‘The neurologist said “Where you are after three years will be where you are for the rest of your life”’

    This week Elis and John are joined by double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell, who opens up about suffering a brain injury in 2010, his recovery, and how it has affected his life.
    This episode contains strong language that some people might find offensive. If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode there’s more information at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    S4 John McCarthy: ‘If I was still bitter I’d still be a hostage’

    S4 John McCarthy: ‘If I was still bitter I’d still be a hostage’

    This week, Elis and John are joined by journalist John McCarthy who shares his experience of being held hostage for over five years during the Lebanon hostage crisis, and some of the coping mechanisms he developed in order to survive.
    This episode contains strong language that some people might find offensive. If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode there’s more information at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S4 Jordan Gray: ‘I wasn't bitten by a radioactive woman’

    S4 Jordan Gray: ‘I wasn't bitten by a radioactive woman’

    On this week’s episode of How Do You Cope Elis and John chat to comedian Jordan Gray about gender identity and transgender issues.
    This episode contains strong language that some people might find offensive. If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode there’s more information at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

122liz ,

Brilliant!

I’ve only recently discovered this podcast, and it is absolutely my favourite!! I’m already dreading getting through the episodes so quickly that I’ll soon run out! I love the opening chat just between Elis and John as they describe their past week/current mood, they really make each other laugh but they also seem to really understand each other. That part alone is great but then you get to hear them brilliantly interviewing some fabulous guests about big life events and coping. I couldn’t love it more!

susiepj50 ,

Amazing

What an amazing Podcast ‘How Do You Cope.’ Is. You are both such skilful listeners enabling your guests to share their stories in a save space. Your empathy and genuine interest shine through. So different from your Friday Podcast, which I also love to listen to. Long may you both flourish. Love producer Dave too.

Calam' ,

Balance required

Hello. Thank you for having Jordan on discussing Jordan’s sexuality and identity journey. BUT I do wish younger presenters would challenge opinions about gender and sexuality as you assume everything that Jordan commented on was correct. Women’s spaces should be for biological females to be places of safety, fairness and community. Biological females have an awareness of their safety that men will never appreciate as you are not females. This awareness should be encouraged to keep our sisters, daughters and mothers safe. I would like to finish with being disappointed that it was celebrated by 3 biological men that a penis was displayed as part of an act AND able to be seen in a dress. I want you to put your 7 year old daughter in the room when Jordan’s bulge was visible. Is that what you want her to be subjected to? You can be kind without being blind.

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