40 episodes

A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?

The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilb‪y‬ Rosie Wilby

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    • 4.7 • 45 Ratings

A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?

The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    The Future of Breakups - with Mia Levitin, Shazia Mirza and Lola Phoenix

    The Future of Breakups - with Mia Levitin, Shazia Mirza and Lola Phoenix

    Rosie investigates the future of breakups. She speaks to author of The Future of Seduction and cultural critic Mia Levitin, who re-entered the dating game after divorcing in her thirties. Chats to award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza about the near-future possibility of taking an ‘anti-love drug’ to forget a bad breakup. And she speaks to creator of the blog and podcast Non-Monogamy Help, Lola Phoenix, about polyamory and how asexuality fits into the contemporary relationship landscape. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Celebrating Singledom - with Helen Thorn, Francesca Specter and Juliet Meyers

    Celebrating Singledom - with Helen Thorn, Francesca Specter and Juliet Meyers

    To launch this brand new season, Rosie investigates and celebrates singledom. She speaks to Scummy Mummies podcaster Helen Thorn, who found herself suddenly single just as the U.K. went into lockdown. Rosie also chats to author and podcaster Francesca Specter, who has coined the word Alonement in order to reclaim solo time as a joyful and precious thing a million miles away from loneliness, and to happily long-term singleton comedian Juliet Meyers. 

    • 1 hr
    Bonus Highlights Episode with Miranda Sawyer, Carly Smallman, Nat Luurtsema, Kate Leaver and Abigail Tarttelin

    Bonus Highlights Episode with Miranda Sawyer, Carly Smallman, Nat Luurtsema, Kate Leaver and Abigail Tarttelin

    While the Breakup Monologues team await the return of live shows, Rosie presents a few highlights from episodes recorded in 2019 at Kings Place and Port Eliot Festival. Featuring Miranda Sawyer, Carly Smallman, Nat Luurtsema, Kate Leaver and Abigail Tarttelin on sexual health misdiagnosis mishaps, friendship breakups and much more. 

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    • 16 min
    Bonus episode with Kate Cheka

    Bonus episode with Kate Cheka

    In this bonus episode, Rosie is joined by comedian and podcaster Kate Cheka to discuss how social distancing and lockdown are affecting the dating scene in Berlin and what happens when you move in with someone you’ve only just met.

    If you listen to The Breakup Monologues, please go to www.podcastviews.com and fill in the short survey. You could win a £50 Amazon voucher.

    • 19 min
    My Chemical Romance? Part 2

    My Chemical Romance? Part 2

    In the second part of a special mini season, Rosie hears your stories about the ways in which drugs we currently take (such as SSRI antidepressants, contraceptive pills and recreational drugs like alcohol) are influencing our romantic choices and asks whether you would ever take a love drug. Contributors include comedian Kate Smurthwaite, author Abigail Tarttelin and podcaster Caitlin Durante.

    This podcast includes content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust.

    • 43 min
    My Chemical Romance? - with Brian D. Earp

    My Chemical Romance? - with Brian D. Earp

    In the first part of a special mini season, Rosie is joined by Brian D. Earp, author of Love is the Drug, to discuss the ways in which drugs we currently take (such as SSRI antidepressants, contraceptive pills and recreational drugs like alcohol) are influencing our romantic choices.

    This podcast includes content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

SaraPonei ,

Brave, insightful, vulnerable and uplifting

This podcast is amazing. I’ve been putting in a lot of effort into finding resources to overcome my own grief after a breakup. Believe me I’ve come across A LOT of stuff. I think this has been the first thing that aligned with what I need. I’m profoundly grateful to Rosie and all the guests, who’ve truly filled my commute to work with laughter, rawness and by doing so have also eased my despair. I recommend it to everyone who’s loved. Thank you :)

StassyZu ,

So inspirational!

I literally love this podcast. The women interviewed and Viv herself are so inspiring. Thank you to them all for sharing their advice so generously.

barnabyalmostfamous ,

Love it

Love this podcast! Congrats!

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