24 episodes

A podcast about where we, Alice Wordsworth & Erin Blackmore, and guests go when we're stuck for ideas.

Stuck for Ideas Rumble Theatre

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

A podcast about where we, Alice Wordsworth & Erin Blackmore, and guests go when we're stuck for ideas.

    S3 EP.7 Sereena Abbassi - Equity & Inclusion Practitioner

    S3 EP.7 Sereena Abbassi - Equity & Inclusion Practitioner

    Sereena Abbassi is Independent Equity & Inclusion Practitioner, Holistic Coach and Public Speaker. Before going freelance, she was the Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion at M&C Saatchi Group.
    Taking activism into the corporate space, Sereena works with clients globally, to achieve both a creative and strategic approach to diversity and inclusion.

    Sereena: http://www.sereenaabbassi.com/about
    Iranian Revolution 1979
    Black Iranian Collective – LA
    Brit school
    Frantz Fanon
    Paul Gilroy
    W.E.B. Du Bois – Black Double Consciousness
    The Body Keeps The Score - Bessel van der Kolk
    MC500 Scotland
    Hudson Beck Group

    Weekly Inspirations:
    Darks Days – James Baldwin
    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S3 EP.6 - Becky Lawrence - Teacher

    S3 EP.6 - Becky Lawrence - Teacher

    Becky is the Deputy Head Teacher at
    Hill Mead Community School in Brixton. Show Notes:

    The Bee in Me - The Unicorn Theatre
    The Iron Man - Ted Hughes
    Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo
    The Pardoner’s Tale - Chaucer & The Unicorn

    Unicorn Theatre Production Links:


    Forest Schools: https://www.muddypuddles.com/blog/pros-cons-forest-school/


    • 52 min
    S3 EP.5 - Caleb Azumah Nelson - Writer

    S3 EP.5 - Caleb Azumah Nelson - Writer

    We would love to invite Caleb Azumah Nelson onto the podcast. Like so many others we were blown away by ‘Open Water’ for the lyricism and poetry of its language. Caleb has been
    named a 5 under 35 fiction honouree in the US, longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and longlisted for Desmond Elliot Prize (success in America as well as UK)

    Show Notes
    Caleb’s Book - Open Water
    arthur jafa, visual artist - a space for black expression
    open water playlist - https://open.spotify.com/user/s6fqr5ym44s71wgmpe4knarej/playlist/0JeZD3Jd67kGtSpVeXE488?si=AhHT0QRlTE-ABbwZmwKAdg
    Open Water Trailer - https://fb.watch/9-pyaMFntM/
    kendrick lamar
    south east london
    kamble adi - ghanain photographer
    zadie smith
    james baldwin
    Books: intimacies katie kitamura
    Dark Neighbourhood by Vanessa Onwuemezi


    Solange -https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/solange
    The Wife of Willesden, by Zadie Smith - Kiln Thetare https://kilntheatre.com/whats-on/the-wife-of-willesden/

    • 47 min
    S3 EP4. - Harriet Hastings - Biscuiteers & Women’s Prize

    S3 EP4. - Harriet Hastings - Biscuiteers & Women’s Prize

    Harriet Hastings created the iced biscuit company Biscuiteers with her husband Stevie in 2007. They have shops and icing cafes around London and work with many iconic brands to create bespoke biscuits for a global market. Their recent accolades include being awarded ‘Best Brand in Lockdown’ in the 2020 eCommerce awards. Alongside her entrepreneurial success, Harriet is also managing director of the Women’s Prize for fiction.
    Biscuiteers, Luxury Hand-Iced Biscuits - https://www.biscuiteers.com

    Lettice Events - https://www.letticeevents.com/

    Anya Hindmarch Handbags
    Emma Bridgewater and Sophie Conran

    3D structures - Covent Garden Gingerbread

    Women’s Prize for Fiction - https://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/


    Catherine Ryan at Latitude

    Reading Women - https://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/Reading-Women

    Dolly Alderton at the Palladium


    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard


    Hamnet - by Maggie O’Farrell - women’s prize for fiction winner 2020

    Life size MR Darcyhttps://www.michellesugarart.co.uk/

    Cheese Christmas tree - https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/cheltenham-food-artist-created-seven-3653315

    Jelly competition- https://www.dezeen.com/2008/07/22/architectural-jelly-competition-results/

    Article 25 - https://www.article-25.org/. Editor extraordinaire @jackbaxter
    Partner podcast: @outwoodspodcast

    • 48 min
    S3 EP.3 - Janice Engel & Carlisle Vandervoort - Documentary Filmmakers

    S3 EP.3 - Janice Engel & Carlisle Vandervoort - Documentary Filmmakers

    Creative duo and producers Janice Engel and Carlisle Vandervoort join us to speak about documentary filmmaking. In particular, their brilliant new project ‘Raising Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’ a documentary about a Texan journalist who challenged the political establishment with her razor-sharp wit and outspoken approach. Janice is an award-winning filmmaker and a professor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, where she teaches documentary film. Carlisle is a born and bred texan and a successful producer, as well as being an avid bee keeper and artist!

    Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins - https://www.modernfilms.com/mollyivins Watch on Amazon Prime

    Film Mentions:
    All In: The Fight for Democracy
    John Lewis: Good Trouble
    Sisters with Transistors
    Crip Camp

    TIME - https://linktr.ee/TIMEMovie
    Honeyland - https://honeyland.earth
    (both available on prime)

    Editor @jackbaxter
    Partner podcast: @outwoodspodcast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S3 EP.2 - Eimear Ryan - Writer

    S3 EP.2 - Eimear Ryan - Writer

    Irish writer Eimear Ryan recently published her debut novel ‘Holding her Breath’ in June this year. It has been praised as the perfect read for fans who love Sally Rooney, Dolan and Anna Hope. Authors we have much admired and indulged in. It’s an honour to have the latest in that line up today. She is currently writer in residence at University College Cork. Eimear Ryan:

    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

    The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

    The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath And Ted Hughes by Janet Malcolm. Partner podcast: @outwoodspodcast

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Oscar van Zijl ,

Love it

Awesome podcast with great guests! Clearly well researched and fantastically edited. Would definitely recommend

alicefeltham ,

Would recommend to a friend!

Absolutely love this gem of a podcast! I have found Stuck for ideas so insightful, but also creative and fun! The guests have been so interesting and I’m very much looking forward to series 3!

Sharon QL ,

Stuck For Ideas

Gosh what a little gem finding these podcasts by Stuck for ideas.
The interviews are slick and professional, the conversations just keep flowing between interviewers and interviewees. They are fascinating and so easy to listen too. The topics range widely.
Especially loved the interview with Huna, what incredible ladies Bella and Ffion are .
Well done Alice and Erin, think you’re brilliant, creative and super professional in this field. ( lovely to see two young women in these roles too)
Looking forward to listening to more podcasts
Thank you

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