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    • 4.7 • 931 Ratings

The online magazine by women for women takes to the internet airwaves with its much-loved blend of opinion and humour.

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    SIM Ep 794 Chops 233: Kate Nash is Positively Purple

    SIM Ep 794 Chops 233: Kate Nash is Positively Purple

    With the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities coming up on December 3, Jen jumped on the Zoom with Kate Nash OBE, the woman behind Purple Space, the world’s only networking and professional development hub for disabled employees. They chatted about Kate’s new book Positively Purple: Build an Inclusive World Where People with Disabilities Can Flourish, how employees and colleagues can support disabled co-workers, the power of positivity, and why referring to disabled people as “inspirational” just for living their lives needs to not happen anymore.
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    • 25 min
    SIM Ep 793 Pod 231: Brexit fallout, lung power, fast women, and cats

    SIM Ep 793 Pod 231: Brexit fallout, lung power, fast women, and cats

    Are we still talking about Brexit? You bet your badgers, we are, because it’s still causing – euphemism warning – mischief all over the political, trade and, well, everything shop. So Mick got on the blower with Naomi Smith, CEO of Best For Britain and co-host of the Oh God, What Now? podcast to talk Brexit fallout, the political upshot of the latest Tory “budget”, and why Best For Britain is campaigning for a general election now. Yes please and thank you.
    Hannah chats to Keala Settle, actor, star of The Greatest Showman and the woman behind that huge singing voice, about why she was desperate to do a pantomime. So now she’s in one*. In Jenny Off The Blocks, Jen’s talking fast women and fast cars, and also quite understandably explaining how things in Qatar remain a royal mess of human rights violations.
    And in Rated or Dated, Mick and Jen are watching 1942’s Cat People – a horror movie from the past. Two of their very favourite things. Cats though. They do love a cat. 
    *And you can get your tickets here: https://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on/jack-beanstalk/
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    SIM Ep 792 IMD22: Jim Howick & Ben Willbond on the Ghosts of Christmas yet to come

    SIM Ep 792 IMD22: Jim Howick & Ben Willbond on the Ghosts of Christmas yet to come

    After an eventful series four of everyone's favourite haunted house sitcom, Hannah catches up with two of its stars and co-writers, Jim Howick and Ben Willbond, to talk about sucking off Mary, dealing with grief, fan art, Christmas specials, There She Goes, working with Guillermo del Toro – and more. 
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    • 42 min
    SIM Ep 791 Outside The Box #49

    SIM Ep 791 Outside The Box #49

    In this month's Outside The Box, we're asking all the important questions. Has The White Lotus set itself too high a bar? Will The English be the first Hugo Blick series Hannah likes? Why didn't anyone tell Jen The Devil's Hour was sci-fi? Does anyone want to watch Charles and Diana's marriage fail - again - in The Crown? And lastly, where are all the lads? (Well, that one's easy to answer, they're in SAS: Rogue Heroes.) Plus, there's a tiny Rated or Dated for you, as Mick reports back on watching Buffy in her 40s.
    More on Paris Syndrome here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome
    That scene with Alex Ferns (mining in the altogether) in Chernobyl can be found, sadly, nowhere. 
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    • 36 min
    SIM Ep 790 Pod 230: Poverty, posters and Peter's short shorts

    SIM Ep 790 Pod 230: Poverty, posters and Peter's short shorts

    The cost of living is dominating conversations around the country, so, in this week's podcast, Jen chats to Helen Barnard, associate director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and director of research and policy at Pro Bono Economics, about assumptions made about poverty. Mick's chatting with Claudia Brewster, course leader of Graphic Design, Creative Advertising and Visual Communication at the University of Gloucestershire, and one of her second-year students, Siobhan Smith, about the posters they’ve been designing for the March for Freedom for Afghan Women and Girls taking place in London on Sunday 27 November. In Jenny Off The Blocks, Jen's boycotting Qatar and in BT, Hannah's rounding up the results of the midterms in the US. And last, but oh so very much not least, we'll find out what's easier to look after, heroin or babies, as we watch 1987's Three Men And A Baby in Rated or Dated.
    * You can grab your March for Freedom posters here: https://marchforafghanwomenandgirls.com/
    * Helen Barnard's book can be bought here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1788213971/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_F9YMB439145K46BBZEMB_3
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    SIM Ep 789 Chops 232: Depressed? Blurt it out, says Maddy Dilley

    SIM Ep 789 Chops 232: Depressed? Blurt it out, says Maddy Dilley

    This week in the Chops, we’re chatting depression, because – as we’re seemingly constantly told – it’s okay to not be okay and it’s good to talk. But what do those soundbites really mean and how helpful are they for people dealing with depression
    No stranger to the black dog, Mick got on the Zoom with Maddy Dilley, managing director of The Blurt Foundation, a brilliant social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression and anxiety, to talk stigma, self-stigma, self-care, misconceptions, peer support and how Dougal can be there for Ted.
    If anything in this podcast makes you think you need help, then please get in touch with your GP. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can be on the way to recovery. And do check out blurtitout.org, which has a wealth of information and resources – and people who genuinely give a shit.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
931 Ratings

931 Ratings

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Consistently great! Love their take on news/current affairs (‘bush’ telegraph), as well as interesting and wide-ranging interviews with all sorts, and reviews of what’s on the box, and women’s sport. Just all-round brilliant journalism. Couldn’t do without it..

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Excellent podcast

I listen to this informative and interesting podcast every week without fail. Just brilliant

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NO more “men’s month”

In a world where the patriarchy is rammed down our throats on a 24/7 basis, The Standard Issue Podcast is our refuge- 11 months out of 12. Men’s month is every month- please keep it away from this great podcast so we can have 12 months rather than 11

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