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The road to success is paved with some pretty big obstacles. Bryony Gordon talks to people who've overcome them.

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The road to success is paved with some pretty big obstacles. Bryony Gordon talks to people who've overcome them.

    Mad World, with Charlie Mackesy

    Mad World, with Charlie Mackesy

    After the year we've all just had, we wanted to give you a taster of our newest podcast. It's a brand new series of Mad World with Bryony Gordon - and if you liked If I Can Do It, we think you'll like this too.

    Each episode features an intimate conversation about mental health with guests from household names to nurses on the frontline, because mental health deserves to be talked about.

    In a sea of beauty hacks, home inspo and brunch snaps, Bryony Gordon's first guest of this new series of Mad World might seem an unlikely Instagram star. But artist Charlie Mackesy’s poignant and heartfelt illustrations have taken the platform by storm - and have earned him over a million followers.

    His debut book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, is billed as a vehicle for ‘hope in uncertain times’, and after a year of true uncertainty, he tells The Telegraph's Bryony Gordon that giving that glimmer of hope to his readers is worth more than any plaudits.

    Plus Charlie talks about how he’s struggling to feel connected to others, why he sees drawing as a form of therapy, and how grief for a lost friend reared its head in an unusual form as a teenager. And if the conversation doesn't leave you feeling just that little bit calmer, the soothing sounds of nature outside Charlie's barn certainly will.

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    • 41 min
    Mad World, with Katy and Natalie

    Mad World, with Katy and Natalie

    During this strange time, we wanted to give you a taster of our newest podcast. It's a brand new series of Mad World with Bryony Gordon - and if you liked If I Can Do It, we think you'll like this too.

    Each episode features an intimate conversation about mental health with guests from household names to nurses on the frontline. Because even when you’re isolating - you are not alone.

    In the first episode we meet infection prevention nurse Natalie Mounter and mental health nurse Katy Lowe, who know just what it's like to face a pandemic. 

    They tell Bryony Gordon how working in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak taught them the importance of team support, avoiding burnout and why they feel the burden of being called 'superheroes'.

    To hear future episodes, search 'If I Can Do It' in your preferred podcast app or click this link: www.playpodca.st/madworld

    Get 30 days' free access to the Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld

    • 34 min
    The women who left everything behind

    The women who left everything behind

    In this special episode, Bryony speaks to female refugees who have fled South Sudan’s deadly civil war - and the women who’ve helped them rebuild their lives in Uganda with the support of Save the Children.

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    For Bryony's latest column: http://bit.ly/2TMy439
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    • 37 min
    Bobby Berk

    Bobby Berk

    Bobby Berk grew up in a devoutly religious household in one of the most conservative parts of the US.
    He knew he was different from a lot of the people around him - but he didn’t have a way to figure it out.
    So he decided to run.
    He talks to Bryony about taking an unconventional path to success, the joys of working on Queer Eye -- and the bravest thing he ever did. 
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    For Bryony's latest column:http://bit.ly/2TMy439
     
    For more from Bobby:
    www.instagram.com/bobbyberk
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    • 31 min
    Eddie Marsan

    Eddie Marsan

    Eddie Marsan grew up without much money about, and in a place where wanting to be an actor was like wanting to be an astronaut.
    It took him years to break through. But the struggle taught him some invaluable life lessons.
    He talks to Bryony about family, hard graft, and working with Scorsese and Spielberg.
    ----------Links: For Bryony's latest column:http://bit.ly/2TMy439
    For more from Eddie:
    https://twitter.com/eddiemarsan
    For more Telegraph podcasts:https://apple.co/2B1H518

    • 33 min
    Chidera Eggerue - a.k.a. the Slumflower

    Chidera Eggerue - a.k.a. the Slumflower

    Chidera Eggerue started a movement with one simple question: why does society insist she wear a bra? 
    Her quest for answers has made her one of the UK's leading campaigners for body positivity - and an inspiration to anyone feeling overlooked by 'traditional' notions of beauty.
     But she wasn’t always so comfortable in her own skin.
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    Links: 
    For Bryony's latest column:
    http://bit.ly/2TMy439
    For more from Chidera:
    http://www.theslumflower.com/
    For more Telegraph podcasts:
    https://apple.co/2B1H518
     

    • 49 min

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