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Six Nations Week Three Preview
After a week off, the Six Nations team are back with new jingles, and more stats from Sapper's Corner. Chris is joined by Jonny Bray, Tom Masters, and Louis Pescheux and Paul SP Sapper to preview another weekend of Six Nations rugby.
SWL Australian Open review
Luke Edwards is joined by Oli Dickson-Jefford, Bella Butler and Harry Garside to review the Australian Open. The team run through who impressed, who surprised and who disappointed Down Under, alongside assessing the impact of quarantine on performances.
Diversitea: Mother's Day Special
In this talk we will be discussing how the pandemic has impacted motherhood and changed the role of mother figures. We talk to Ruth from The Virtual Explorers Club about the trials and tribulations of motherhood with two young children in lockdown. Ruth offers great advice about parenting, funny tales from lockdown and the importance of prioritising yourself. We also spoke to Yolanda from Cruse Bereavement Care who offered advice on how to cope with grief if you have lost a mother figure in your life and may find Mother’s Day difficult this year. The bereavement volunteer emphasised the importance of reaching out and staying connected at a time when we are unable to embrace loved ones. Finally, Diversitea presenters Aaliyah and Ruby reflect on the last year and their changing relationship with their mothers
Family Ties: My great-aunt kidnapped an F1 driver
We've all got a weird story about family. Whether it's an uncle, a parent, or a cousin, we all have that compelling family yarn to spin at dinner parties. Family Ties is a podcast devoted to finding these stories and sharing them with the world.
This week, our own Helen Brown tells us about her great-aunt Tia Ellie, a former Cuban revolutionary who was involved with the kidnapping of Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio in 1958.
DUTY FREE? TRAVELLING IN A PANDEMIC
While the travel industry has almost completely ground to a halt, some people are making the difficult decision to pack their bags.
Alice and Alex have been slowly travelling around Europe for months now. They talk about how important it is to travel smart during the pandemic and to take it on yourself to stay safe and responsible.
Brexit is causing many to travel to preserve their immigration status. Howie, a UK national, moved to Germany in December to maintain his right to work.
For others, their livelihood depend on tourism so it is vital that they travel.
Eduardo, an experienced DJ living in Tulum, Mexico, claims to have caught Coronavirus twice, but that hasn’t put him off.
He now performs in villas and on private yachts, for the scores of people escaping to Tulum to take advantage of the comparatively laissez-faire restrictions.
Check out South West Londoner’s podcast on travelling in a pandemic here.
Dating during the Demic
Lizzie May and Pip Murrison chat about life in lockdown and their experiences of dating in the demic.
From walks in the park to zoom calls, COVID has certainly changed the way we date, but has it been for the better?
Dating app Hinge has seen an 82% increase in their user base since the start of 2020, with three of those new members being Lizzie, Pip and Imo.
To find out what dating in the demic is truly like Lizzie and Pip are sending Imo on a Hinge date with a twist: they will interview both her and her date afterwards to find out what they really thought of one another.
Will Imo’s date lead to lockdown love or be a COVID crash?
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Lovely piece of listening
What a very entertaining and lovely bit of podcasting. That chap Jonny Bray has such a nice voice I could listen to him all day