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James and Oliver Phelps (aka Fred and George Weasley) talk to a star-studded selection of friends, colleagues and personal heroes who stepped into the limelight at a young age, and find out what “normal” means to them. As identical twins who grew up on the Harry Potter film set as Fred and George Weasley, you could never say that the pair had a “normal” start to life. But recently, they’ve been thinking: what does “normal” mean anyway? Ready your ears for behind-the-scenes Potter revelations; outrageous rants; frank conversations about mental health; and even the odd, ‘did-you-know?’ Stabl production (Formerly the Double Trouble podcast)

Normal Not Normal Stabl

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 281 Ratings

James and Oliver Phelps (aka Fred and George Weasley) talk to a star-studded selection of friends, colleagues and personal heroes who stepped into the limelight at a young age, and find out what “normal” means to them. As identical twins who grew up on the Harry Potter film set as Fred and George Weasley, you could never say that the pair had a “normal” start to life. But recently, they’ve been thinking: what does “normal” mean anyway? Ready your ears for behind-the-scenes Potter revelations; outrageous rants; frank conversations about mental health; and even the odd, ‘did-you-know?’ Stabl production (Formerly the Double Trouble podcast)

    Bonnie Wright

    Bonnie Wright

    Many of you may know Bonnie from her role as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films. But alongside her work as an actor and director, Bonnie has another passion – the environment and taking action against climate change. Her new book, Go Gently, shares with readers simple steps we can all take, each day, to help reconnect to the natural world around us and join in the fight against climate change. You can find out more here: https://gogently.earth/book

    In this episode, we find out more about how Bonnie came to write her book, ask what it was like going back to school while still filming the Potter series, and discuss some of the behind-the-scenes action that happened at the recent Potter reunion.

    Bonnie's '3am Questions':
    Favourite book - Go Gently, by Bonnie Wright (of course!!) 
    Favourite food - Chocolate... and bread
    Favourite film - Children of Men
    Favourite song - Into the Mystic, by Van Morrison

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    Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production.
    Produced by Alice Homewood and Kate White
    Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund
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    • 1 hr
    Ollie's birthday rant

    Ollie's birthday rant

    Thank you for all of your birthday messages!

    In this episode we discuss our favourite Potter film sets (the answers might surprise you), our weird birthday traditions and why our 21st birthday gift from Rupert Grint had to be delivered in a lorry!

    We can hardly believe it, but this is our last listener episode of the season! Thank you so much for sending in all of your storytimes, questions and ‘did-you-knows’ - we've loved sharing them. We'll be back next week for this season's last episode, with a very special Potter guest. Listen to end of this episode for the big reveal!

    Follow us on Twitter:
    @OliverPhelps
    @James_Phelps

    Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production
    Produced by Kate White
    Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund
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    • 34 min
    LOTR's Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan

    LOTR's Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan

    Did you know that the first Lord of the Rings movie came out three weeks after Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? In this episode we’re talking to the brilliant Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan - the actors who played Pippin and Merry in the films.

    We find out what the mischievous Merry and Pippin have in common with Fred and George Weasley, what pranks Dom pulled on set and why people are still mixing Billy and Dom up.

    We highly recommend that you check out Billy and Dominic’s podcast The Friendship Onion on Youtube, Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. They talk about what happened behind the scenes on Lord of the Rings, get their co-stars Elijah Wood and Sean Astin involved and generally just have loads of hilarious fun.

    Follow us:
    @OliverPhelps
    @James_Phelps
    @BillyBoydActor
    @DomsWildThings

    Keep sending your storytimes, questions and Did-You-Knows to normalnotnormalpodcast@gmail.com

    New episodes every Friday! Find Normal Not Normal on YouTube too.

    Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production.
    Produced by Alice Homewood and Kate White
    Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Valentine's special

    Valentine's special

    Happy Valentine's Week!

    In this episode we're sharing our best and worst Valentine's memories.

    Find out why Ollie switched places with James on a date one time, what Ollie's wife thought about getting golf gear as a Valentine's present, and what happened when James got trapped on a balcony.

    This season we’ll be talking to some of our favourite people as we continue to explore what normal really means. But we’ll also be hearing more from you!

    Every other episode will feature your storytimes, questions and ‘did-you-knows’. Send in your most extraordinary stories via video, voice note or old fashioned email to normalnotnormalpodcast@gmail.com

    New episodes every Friday. You can also find us on YouTube!

    Follow us on Twitter:
    @OliverPhelps
    @James_Phelps

    Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production
    Produced by Kate White
    Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 33 min
    DJ Tiga

    DJ Tiga

    Tiga didn't have your average childhood. He was born in Canada but spent many of his first ten years in Goa, where his parents were part of a community of travellers with a love of all-night beach parties and spirituality. There, he discovered the joys of playing music to a crowd, and went on to become a world-famous, award-winning DJ. He's remixed songs from The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Scissor Sisters, Peaches, Moby, Depeche Mode and more.

    In this episode we find out what happened when Ollie went to a rave and the police turned up, ask what it's like to change from a rule-free hippy child into a boarding school boy and discuss why your teenage years are the best times to make a few mistakes.

    Tiga's ‘3am Questions’:
    Favourite book - 1984 by George Orwell or Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
    Favourite film - Bladerunner
    Favourite song - Kiss by Prince

    Follow us:
    @OliverPhelps
    @James_Phelps
    @tiga

    Keep sending your storytimes, questions and Did-You-Knows to normalnotnormalpodcast@gmail.com

    New episodes every Friday! Find Normal Not Normal on YouTube too.

    Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production.
    Produced by Alice Homewood and Kate White
    Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 54 min
    James' horror curse

    James' horror curse

    In this episode we learn the legend of the Phelps' everlasting goldfish, meet snake-wrangling toddlers and find out why James' character has died in every horror film he's been in...

    This season we’ll be talking to some of our favourite people as we continue to explore what normal really means. But we’ll also be hearing more from you!

    Every other episode will feature your storytimes, questions and ‘did-you-knows’ and right now we want your best VALENTINE'S stories and questions and facts! Send in your most extraordinary stories via video, voice note or old fashioned email to normalnotnormalpodcast@gmail.com

    New episodes every Friday. You can also find us on YouTube!

    Follow us on Twitter:
    @OliverPhelps
    @James_Phelps

    Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production
    Produced by Kate White and Alice Homewood
    Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
281 Ratings

281 Ratings

isabel592659 ,

Makes my week

This is amazing

P I loved them on Harry Potter and hearing the just go on and Zoe about not normal stories really let’s you dive into there real life as an actor And husbands

Thank you guys so much for being amazing and being the wonderful people you are Love you guys

Iz

(Ps my not normal story) So one morning I went on my morning run to my local coffee shop and I got a coffee and they had loads of coffee but I got a black coffee ☕️ so i am drinking it and there was something long as thick in my mouth from the coffee I take it out and it was a MOuSE TaIL !!!! Everything bad was going through my head like if I would have a virus or a disease or something ECT… They eventually shut down and got a 0.1 health rating PS( I now have a bad virus which I can’t type and the only thing that gets me through is your podcast)

Dusko19 ,

Love it.

Great podcast.

dpullen ✨ ,

AMAZING

Heyy i loved you guys in harry potter and you guys are so funny. ❤️❤️

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