86 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 • 71 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/

    Live from Hoxton Hall - with Jen Ives and Emma Frankland

    Live from Hoxton Hall - with Jen Ives and Emma Frankland

    In a live episode recorded at Hoxton Hall, Rosie chats to comedian Jen Ives and writer / performer Emma Frankland about whether we’d go and see an ex doing a show all about their exes, actively choosing to stay in relationships (or not), growing up during the Section 28 years and not having access to information about trans identities, writing for Hollyoaks and much more. We also hear a fantastic audience contribution about a platonic relationship breakup from Tamara Micner.

    This episode was the second half of a live double bill. You may want to listen to our previous episode to hear Josi’s poem, which we refer to a number of times.

    Recorded at Hoxton Hall, as part of Hackney Pride 365’s Trans Awareness Week season, on 17 November 2023. With thanks to Hackney Pride 365 and to ELOP.

    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram and Threads @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops:
    https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues
    Follow Jen on Instagram @imjenives
    Follow Emma on Instagram @notyetarobot
    Follow Tamara on Instagram @tamarafm

    • 46 min
    Live from Hoxton Hall - with Cerys Bradley and Shivani Dave

    Live from Hoxton Hall - with Cerys Bradley and Shivani Dave

    In a live episode recorded at Hoxton Hall, Rosie chats to comedian Cerys Bradley and broadcaster Shivani Dave about weddings, coming out as nonbinary, when to advise a friend to break up with their partner and the best chocolate treats to turn to after a heartbreak. We also hear some fantastic audience contributions from poet Josi and writer Katie Hall.

    Recorded at Hoxton Hall, as part of Hackney Pride 365’s Trans Awareness Week season, on 17 November 2023. With thanks to Hackney Pride 365 and to ELOP.

    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram and Threads @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops:
    https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues

    Follow Cerys on Instagram @hashtagcerys
    Follow Shiv on Instagram @shivscamp
    Follow Katie on Instagram @katiemargarethall

    • 46 min
    Live from Cheerful Earful - with Mary O’Connell, Hajar J. Woodland and Sharlin Jahan

    Live from Cheerful Earful - with Mary O’Connell, Hajar J. Woodland and Sharlin Jahan

    In a live episode recorded at The Exhibit in Balham, Rosie chats to comedians Mary O’Connell, Hajar J. Woodland and Sharlin Jahan about the healing power of comedy, Tig Notaro, bisexuality, getting divorced in your twenties then going to LA and hitting on John Mayer, growing up Muslim, arranged marriages, sex ed lessons, giving yourself permission to cry and whether or not Sainsbury’s is the best supermarket for cruising.

    Recorded at Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival on 4 November 2023.

    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram and Threads @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 Hoxton Hall on 17 November as part of Hackney Pride’s celebrations of Trans Awareness Week: https://www.hoxtonhall.co.uk/event/112321/
    Follow Mary on Instagram @marywiththegoldshoes
    Follow Hajar on Instagram @hajarjwoodland
    Follow Sharlin on Instagram @sharlincomedy

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Live from Margate Bookie - with Lucy Vine, Olivia Petter and Zahra Barri

    Live from Margate Bookie - with Lucy Vine, Olivia Petter and Zahra Barri

    In a live episode recorded at Margate Bookie, Rosie chats to authors Lucy Vine and Olivia Petter plus comedian Zahra Barri about whether we all have seven archetypes of ex - the first love, the work mistake, the friend with benefits, the overlap, the missed chance, the bastard and the serious one, dating app culture, whether marriages should expire after a certain duration, whether there should be a lower age limit (of around 35 or 40!) of when you can marry, writing as catharsis, staying accountable for our part in a breakup, doing the emotional housework in a relationship, losing ourselves in relationships, whether to stop drinking after a breakup and much more. 
    Recorded at Margate Bookie on 22 October 2023.
    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram and Threads @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 Hoxton Hall on 17 November as part of Hackney Pride’s celebrations of Trans Awareness Week: https://www.hoxtonhall.co.uk/event/112321/
    Follow Lucy on Instagram @lucyvineauthor 
    Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviapetter 
    Follow Zahra on Instagram @zahra.barri.comedy 
    Follow Margate Bookie on Instagram @margatebookie 
     
    With additional thanks to our friend Vix Leyton, who you can follow @vixleyton 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Live from IF Oxford - with Robin Dunbar and Max Dickins

    Live from IF Oxford - with Robin Dunbar and Max Dickins

    In a live episode recorded at The Bullingdon as part of IF Oxford, Rosie chats to anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar and author Max Dickins about friendship - why why we need friends, how many friends we can have, friendship breakups, the ambiguous language of friendship, the When Harry Met Sally (or when Sally met Sally) question, Jane Austen’s observations on relationships, whether a close romantic friendship could ever count as ‘cheating’, the differences between (straight) male and female friendships and the experience of people with identities beyond those binaries. 

    Recorded at The Bullingdon as part of IF Oxford on 17 October 2023.

    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram and Threads @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 Margate Bookie on 22 October and Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival in London on 4 November: 
     
    https://www.dreamland.co.uk/event/live-podcast-the-breakup-monologues/
     
    https://www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk/whats-on-calendar/cheerfulearful-4nov23

    Robin’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friends-Understanding-Power-Important-Relationships/dp/0349143579/
     
    Max’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1838853545/

    • 57 min
    Live from The Bill Murray - with Ria Lina, James Barr and Njambi McGrath

    Live from The Bill Murray - with Ria Lina, James Barr and Njambi McGrath

    In a live episode recorded at The Bill Murray, Rosie chats to comedians Ria Lina, James Barr and Njambi McGrath about first loves, writing a revenge novel, finding a suspicious condom in your partner’s bin, living in a house with your ex, polygamy, Njambi’s great great grandmother’s seven wives, sex party rules, the myth of ‘exclusive’ dating apps, the challenges of having sex when you have kids and much much more.

    Recorded at The Bill Murray on 24 September 2023.

    You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram and Threads @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 IF Oxford on 17 October: http://if-oxford.com/event/the-breakup-monologues-friendship

    Margate Bookie on 22 October: https://www.margatebookie.com/the-breakup-monologues
    and Cheerful Earful Podcast Festival in London on 4 November: https://www.cheerfulearful.co.uk/events/the-breakup-monologues

    Follow Ria on Twitter / Instagram @rialina_
    Follow James on Twitter / Instagram @imjamesbarr
    Follow Njambi on Twitter / Instagram @NjambiMcgrath

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

iangowest ,

One of my favourite podcasts!

I have really been getting into this podcast and find it absolutely hilarious! Would highly recommend!

MattTaylor113 ,

Divorce lawyer seal of approval!

I’m a divorce lawyer so it’s refreshing to hear such a positive outlook on relationship breakdown. Rosie and guests are brilliant and hilarious at finding the positives in what is usually thought of as a depressing time. Absolutely love it.

please no ,

Absolutely love it

Such an insightful and enjoyable podcast, love it so much. Laugh out loud funny sometimes, moving at others, relatable and insightful. Really recommend

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