60 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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby Rosie Wilby

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 58 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/

    Bonus Episode - Rosie gets married

    Bonus Episode - Rosie gets married

    In a brief break between live episodes, Rosie reflects on getting married during Pride month and how she learned to find herself and find love through all her many breakups. 
    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
     
    The Breakup Monologues will also be recording live episodes at Essex Book Festival on 17 June and at Latitude Festival in July: https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/the-breakup-monologues-live-podcast-recording/
     
    www.latitudefestival.com

    • 7 min
    Live from Brighton Spiegeltent - with Zoe Lyons, Hal Cruttenden and Bibi Lynch

    Live from Brighton Spiegeltent - with Zoe Lyons, Hal Cruttenden and Bibi Lynch

    In a live episode recorded at Brighton Spiegeltent, Rosie chats to comedians Zoe Lyons and Hal Cruttenden plus podcaster Bibi Lynch about separating during a pandemic, living in a friend’s converted garage, buying a midlife crisis sports car, going to therapy, rediscovering your partner again, being single, repackaging yourself, gratitude at being wanted, idealistic fantasy relationships, early crushes and much more. Listen out for a real-time flirtation, relationship, marriage and divorce all happening in front of our eyes. Recorded at Brighton Spiegeltent as part of Brighton Fringe on 22 May 2022. 
     
    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops:
    https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
     
    This live episode received a five star review from Broadway Baby:
    https://broadwaybaby.com/shows/the-breakup-monologues/759541
     
    The Breakup Monologues will also be recording live episodes at Essex Book Festival on 17 June and at Latitude Festival in July:
    https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/the-breakup-monologues-live-podcast-recording/
    www.latitudefestival.com 
     
    For more about Zoe, see www.zoelyons.co.uk 
     
    For more about Hal, see www.halcruttenden.com 
     
    For more about Bibi, see www.bibilynch.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Live from Kings Place - with Jenny Ryan, Jake Yapp and Martin Joseph

    Live from Kings Place - with Jenny Ryan, Jake Yapp and Martin Joseph

    In a live episode recorded at Kings Place, Rosie puts some breakup quiz questions to The Chase’s Jenny Ryan, comedian Jake Yapp and podcaster Martin Joseph. They also chat about the pain and guilt of being the breaker upper, blocking an ex on social media, attachment patterns, breakup songs and take some unexpected detours into grisly breakup metaphors and voiceover auditions for cheese ads. Recorded at Kings Place on 22 April 2022.
    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
    The Breakup Monologues will also be recording a live episode at Brighton Spiegeltent on 22 May with Zoe Lyons, Hal Cruttenden and Bibi Lynch: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/the-breakup-monologues-163783/
    For more about Jenny including her podcast Fingers on Buzzers, see www.jennyvixenryan.com
    For more about Jake, you can follow him on Twitter / Instagram @jakeyapp
    And to check out Martin’s podcast The Real Brunch, see https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-real-brunch/id1410852061
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Live from Cambridge Comedy Festival with Esther Manito

    Live from Cambridge Comedy Festival with Esther Manito

    In a live episode recorded early one Sunday in a somewhat secret wooded glade at Cambridge Comedy Festival, Rosie chats to comedian Esther Manito on her thirteenth wedding anniversary (with her husband and friends in attendance) about sticking together, starting standup comedy as a mother of small children, whether dick pics existed in the olden days, arguing in the background of her daughter’s Zoom lesson during lockdown, what happens when friends break up, the ethics of love drugs and why women should take care of their female friends. Recorded at Cambridge Comedy Festival on 11 July 2021.
    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
    The Breakup Monologues will also be recording a live episode at Brighton Spiegeltent on 22 May with Zoe Lyons, Hal Cruttenden and Bibi Lynch: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/the-breakup-monologues-163783/
    For more about Esther, see https://www.esthermanito.co.uk/

    • 38 min
    Live from Faversham Literary Festival -with Anouchka Grose

    Live from Faversham Literary Festival -with Anouchka Grose

    In a live episode recorded at Faversham Literary Festival, Rosie chats to psychoanalyst and author Anouchka Grose about monogamy in the animal world, how ethical non-monogamy could inform a new version of monogamy, how we measure the value of relationships, celebrities that your partner would give you a pass to sleep with, decoding our childhood programming about love, no-fault divorce, pandemic dating and how Anouchka inadvertently called the police when a guy showed her a dick pic. Recorded at Faversham Literary Festival on 19 February 2022.
    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
    The Breakup Monologues will also be recording a live episode at Kings Place on 22 April: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/the-breakup-monologues-22-apr/

    • 52 min
    Live from Poplar Union with Rachel Thompson, Sangeeta Pillai and Victoria Richards

    Live from Poplar Union with Rachel Thompson, Sangeeta Pillai and Victoria Richards

    In a live episode recorded at Poplar Union, Rosie chats to journalist and author Rachel Thompson, journalist and poet Victoria Richards and podcaster and activist Sangeeta Pillai about teenage crushes, lockdown flings and breakups, trying to to be overly cool about meeting your ex’s new partner, discovering dating apps, being single and how the matriarchal Nair community of Kerala used to dump a man by leaving his shoes outside the door! Recorded at Poplar Union on 17 February 2022.
    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
    The Breakup Monologues will also be recording a live episode at Kings Place on 22 April: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/the-breakup-monologues-22-apr/
    To find out about Rachel’s book: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/112/1120632/rough/9781529110388.html
    To hear the latest season of Sangeeta’s podcast: https://www.soulsutras.co.uk/masala-podcast-season-3/
    Or to follow Victoria on Twitter: @nakedvix

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Jamie P Greenwood ,

Funny, informative and very well produced. The triple threat!

Rosie finds a wonderful balance of humour and wisdom in the stories of her guests’ break ups. Each episode is both amusing and insightful and well worth a listen.

Can't do owt ,

Warm and funny

I really enjoyed this podcast. It made me snort laugh in that really unnatractive way that would instantly cause any sane person to dump you. Which I guess was the whole point...

Itsdansimpson ,

Fantastic podcast

Brilliant guests, with a fantastic host.

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