7 episodes

B*Witched shot to fame in the 90s with C'est La Vie, their debut single, going straight to Number 1 in the UK Charts. Three more Number 1 singles followed, as well as a Double Platinum Album. 

But after performing at The BRITS, going in to the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest girl group to ever have a Number 1 single in the UK, touring America with NSYNC & Britney Spears... Edele, Sinead, Lindsay and Keavy were dropped by their record label and had to start all over again.

Starting Over with B*Witched is a podcast where the girls look back on their time in the band and it all coming to an end, speaking openly and honestly about how they felt at the time, and the difficulties they faced when rebuilding their careers and identities after the rug was pulled from underneath them.

 

Many industries have been devastated by the events of the last year, and many people will now be finding themselves in a similar position - what do you do if you're told that you can't do the only thing you know how to do anymore, the girls draw parallels from their own experiences and share insights, stories, tears and laughter, as they discuss all the aspects of ‘Starting Over’.

 

If you'd like to get in touch with the girls about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, from dealing with financial loss to trying to move on after the loss of a loved one, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bwitchedreunion) or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bwitchedofficial/) , or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BWitchedReunion) .

Starting Over with BWitched B*Witched

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

B*Witched shot to fame in the 90s with C'est La Vie, their debut single, going straight to Number 1 in the UK Charts. Three more Number 1 singles followed, as well as a Double Platinum Album. 

But after performing at The BRITS, going in to the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest girl group to ever have a Number 1 single in the UK, touring America with NSYNC & Britney Spears... Edele, Sinead, Lindsay and Keavy were dropped by their record label and had to start all over again.

Starting Over with B*Witched is a podcast where the girls look back on their time in the band and it all coming to an end, speaking openly and honestly about how they felt at the time, and the difficulties they faced when rebuilding their careers and identities after the rug was pulled from underneath them.

 

Many industries have been devastated by the events of the last year, and many people will now be finding themselves in a similar position - what do you do if you're told that you can't do the only thing you know how to do anymore, the girls draw parallels from their own experiences and share insights, stories, tears and laughter, as they discuss all the aspects of ‘Starting Over’.

 

If you'd like to get in touch with the girls about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, from dealing with financial loss to trying to move on after the loss of a loved one, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bwitchedreunion) or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bwitchedofficial/) , or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BWitchedReunion) .

    Divorce

    Divorce

    In the final episode of their podcast Starting Over, Edele, Sinead, Lindsay and Keavy from B*Witched talk about their experiences of divorce. Divorce rates are increasing across the world, and of course, this is being linked to the stresses that the pandemic has had on relationships. 

    In this episode, Edele talks about the breakdown of her marriage and the affect that it had on her general wellbeing. She is honest about the physical as well as the emotional reaction that she experienced, and urges anyone who's feeling the same way to reach out if they're struggling. Lindsay talks about the breakdown of her first marriage and how difficult it can be to unpick your lives from each other, especially when the relationship has been a constant in your life for so long. She makes the point that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and talks about how she had to learn how to make sure past experiences didn't affect new relationships.

    Ultimately, everyone deserves happiness and you always have a choice - even if that choice feels like an impossible one to make. 

    If you'd like to get in touch with Edele, Sinead, Lindsay and Keavy about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram, or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook. 

    If any of the discussions in this episode have affected you and you feel as if you'd like to talk to someone, then here's a few suggestions for organisations who may be able to help:


    Mind - 0300 123 3393

    The Samaritans - 116 123

    Refuge - 0808 2000 247

    Calm - 0800 58 58 58

    • 34 min
    Motherhood

    Motherhood

    In the fifth episode of their new podcast Starting Over, Keavy joins Edele, Sinead and Lindsay for the first time as the girls talk about motherhood!

    Keavy has just had twins and talks about how she's been in lockdown for over a year because of her pregnancy. She's experiencing all of the normal things that you go through when you have a new baby, like the lack of sleep - but because of the pandemic, it's been a very different experience to normal (only a handful of people have met the new babies so far, and her parents may not even meet them until after their first birthday).

    All of the girls are Mum's, and they talk about what is expected of mothers and the pressures that Mum's can sometimes feel. You're bombarded with information... Everyone has their own opinion on how to be a parent... But the girls talk about how you can choose to be the mother you want to be, and how you shouldn't put too much pressure on yourself at what can be a really vulnerable time.

    They also talk about how you can feel a loss of identity when you become a new Mum, and how it can be difficult to achieve balance in your life as a whole. As always, they're open, they're honest and they hope that this podcast helps you if you're going through a tough time. If you'd like to get in touch with Edele, Sinead, Lindsay and Keavy about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram, or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook.

    • 39 min
    Financial Loss

    Financial Loss

    In the fourth episode of their new podcast Starting Over, Edele, Sinead and Lindsay from B*Witched talk about financial loss - both in terms of the band coming to an end, but also the losses that they faced as a result of the global recession in 2008 which hit Ireland particularly badly. 

    Sinead talks about the pressure she felt after she'd invested in properties and saw them all tumbling into negative equity as a result of the recession - she was pregnant at the time, and felt a huge responsibility on her shoulders. Edele talks about the financial pressures that come with being a new Mum, and how at one point she was paying her mortgage on her credit card and moved to England in a rusty Volkswagen Passat to start over again. Lindsay talks about her Dad and how the recession affected him in Greece - he had retired at the time, and shows that financial loss can hit anyone at any stage in life.

    The global pandemic has affected so many people financially, and financial worry can absolutely be emotional worry. Sometimes, it can feel like there's no way out when it comes to money - but if you're in this position, we hope that the conversations in this episode encourage you to reach out and ask for help. When you do, it can be really surprising where help can come from.

    Keavy will of course be joining the rest of the girls a little later in the series... She's currently a little busy as she's just had two gorgeous babies! If you'd like to get in touch with Edele, Sinead and Lindsay about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram, or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook.

    • 31 min
    Having Babies

    Having Babies

    In the third episode of their new podcast Starting Over, Edele, Sinead and Lindsay from B*Witched talk about pregnancy and having babies - and they're not scared to get graphic!

    Of course, having a baby is wonderful in so many ways - but life isn't always perfect. In this episode, Sinead talks really honestly about her experiences with miscarriage and Lindsay talks about the fertility treatment she went through, and the emergency surgery she had to have as a result of an ectopic pregnancy.

    They talk about what happened to them, how they felt at the time, and how they tried to rationalise what had happened to them. They talk about how important it is to talk to the people you love during difficult times, and encourage anyone listening to do the same thing.

    Keavy will of course be joining the rest of the girls a little later in the series... She's currently a little busy as she's just had two gorgeous babies! If you'd like to get in touch with Edele, Sinead and Lindsay about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram, or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook.

    • 34 min
    Dealing with Loss

    Dealing with Loss

    In the second episode of their new podcast Starting Over, Edele, Sinead and Lindsay from B*Witched talk about their individual experiences of moving on and starting over after the band came to an end.For Lindsay, there were a lot of endings in a short space of time - not long before they lost their record deal, Lindsay lost her Mum, which completely consumed her. She talks really honestly about her grieving process, and how important her relationships with the other girls were at this dreadful time in her life.Sinead moved in with her boyfriend (now husband!) Michael after the band ended, and threw herself into work. She had a big ambition - she wanted to find and launch the next big Irish girl group - and she invested a lot of time and money in the process. Ultimately, it didn't work out, and Sinead talks about how she had to start again... Again! 

    Edele moved back to Ireland and started songwriting. As well as writing for other people, she also wrote an album for herself - and in this episode she talks really openly about the difficulties she faced because of being "Edele from B*Witched". Yes, they'd had huge success - but when it comes to the music industry, this comes with negatives as well as positives.

    Keavy will of course be joining the rest of the girls a little later in the series... She's currently a little busy as she's just had two gorgeous babies! If you'd like to get in touch with Edele, Sinead and Lindsay about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram, or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook.

    • 34 min
    Introduction: Starting Over

    Introduction: Starting Over

    In the first episode of their new podcast Starting Over, Edele, Sinead and Lindsay from B*Witched talk about how it felt to achieve their dreams and be on top of the world as the youngest girl band at the time to top the charts in the UK. They had four Number 1 singles, a double platinum album, they travelled the world, toured America with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, appeared on Top of the Pops, performed at The BRITs... Only to be dropped by their record label and be faced with the prospect of starting over again.

    With the world going into lockdown, some of the same feelings began to surface again - what do you do when your world has been turned upside down? Edele, Lindsay and Sinead talk openly and emotionally about how they picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and rebuilt their identities after their careers with the band came to an end, in the hope that their honesty can help other people who may be facing a similar situation as a result of the pandemic.

    The last year has also highlighted just how much we all need to connect, even if it is over Zoom. Of course, the girls hope that this podcast gives those who need it some good advice and the reassurance that you can put yourself back together when it feels like everything is falling apart... But by recording remotely from their homes on different sides of the Irish Sea, this podcast has also helped them to reconnect and reminisce about some of the fantastic experiences they shared together when the world was a happier place.

    Keavy will of course be joining the rest of the girls a little later in the series... She's currently a little busy as she's just had two gorgeous babies! If you'd like to get in touch with Edele, Sinead and Lindsay about any of the subjects they discuss in Starting Over, they'd love to hear from you: follow @BWitchedReunion on Twitter or @BWitchedOfficial on Instagram, or @BWitchedReunion on Facebook.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Gammat80 ,

They’re back!

Incredible podcast so intimate and honest and it’s wonderful to listen to these ladies discuss what they went through and how they dealt with it

Suzy233 ,

Great conversations

Love this podcast!! Open and real talk from their own very personal stories. Resonating with so many in one way on another I am sure!

Great work ladies

modupesalami1980 ,

Cest La Vie!

Brilliant! So lovely to come across this and hear your story. Looking forward to more.x

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