Official podcast from lifestyle brand The Capsule by Natalie Anderson. With honest chats, expert advice and real insight, Natalie talks all aspects of women’s wellbeing & mental health with weekly special guests. This podcast brings you inspirational conversations that will help you build your own wellbeing tool kit.
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The Capsule in Conversation with Gaynor Faye
This week Natalie is joined by star of stage & screen, Actress & Writer Gaynor Faye to talk wellbeing, women in television and not wasting time on the opinions of others. Discussing the challenges of filming new BBC drama The Syndicate during Covid, Gaynor also reflects on the difficulties of the past year and how she credits her Buddhist faith with keeping her in a positive live state. She also talks openly about the early stages of her career and the importance of paving the way for others, especially when it comes to making space for women on screen post 40.
The Capsule in Conversation with Michelle Griffith-Robinson OLY
Join Natalie as she chats to former Olympic triple jumper & life coach Michelle Griffith-Robinson all about her incredible athletic career and her passion for empowering others.
Discussing her rise to Olympic champion, being the first woman to jump over 14m and her natural steps towards a career in motivational coaching, Michelle documents the adversities and triumphs she’s experienced both personally and professionally and details how any of us can adopt a winning mindset.
Also talking the importance of education around consent and her work as a charity ambassador for Women’s Aid, Natalie and Michelle reflect on the recent events of violence against women and how open conversation at an early age for both boys and girls is a vital part of making change.
The Capsule in Conversation with Una Healy
This week Natalie chats with singer/songwriter, presenter and one fifth of girlband ‘The Saturdays’, Una Healy. Discussing her road to success and the perils of being a woman in the entertainment industry, Una talks frankly about her experience with the paparazzi and social media trolls and how she’s become a fan of the mute button. She also talks about embracing a new phase of her life as she heads towards 40 and how her children are her biggest motivation in life. With a brand new single ‘Swear It All Again’ out now Una also talks about her love of music and how she relishes the song writing process and performing.
The Capsule in Conversation with Arlene Phillips CBE
This week Natalie is joined by legendary choreographer and director Arlene Phillips to talk pushing boundaries, building resilience and battling through adversity. Discussing ageism in the entertainment industry, Arlene reflects on her time as a judge on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and the disappointment she felt at being replaced whist her male counterparts remained. She notes however the vast improvement of representation of older women on screen in more recent years and how it’s vital we see and hear more women in high ranking positions across all industries. She also talks about the impact of the 1980’s AIDS crisis on her and her close friends during one of the most prolific times of her career. Speaking of her legendary career which has seen her choreograph Whitney Houston, Elton John and Diana Ross, Arlene talks about growing up in an under privileged area of Manchester and how it instilled in her the drive, determination and Herculean work ethic to succeed and ultimately go on to become one of the most most legendary names in entertainment.
The Capsule in Conversation with Jules Thackray - NHS Vascular Nurse Specialist
In an NHS special, one year on from the UK officially entering lockdown, Natalie is joined by vascular nurse specialist & personal friend Jules Thackray to talk a year of Covid within the NHS.
Discussing the palpable threat nursing & medical staff faced in the first part of the pandemic and the overwhelming reality of hospitals overflowing with Covid patients, Jules gives an emotional and honest insight into life on the rock face of the Covid crisis throughout the last 12 months.
Speaking openly about the impact of the pandemic on her own mental health Jules also talks about the importance of reaching out for help if you’re struggling. The pair also chat about the sense of value within the NHS and how 2020 brought a renewed sense of appreciation towards nursing and medical staff.
The Capsule in Conversation with The Hot Mess Mums (Jenny Powell & Kelly Pegg)
This Mother’s Day Natalie is joined by presenters and hosts of 'The Hot Mess Mums Club' podcast, Kelly Pegg & Jenny Powell to talk motherhood, mood swings and muddling through.
Sharing their honest ‘hot mess mum’ moments Kelly & Jenny discuss the importance of their successful podcast and online platform which aims to create a fun, educational and non judgemental space for mums.
Also touching on women’s wellbeing and mental health the trio discuss the need for more education around women’s health post 40, gender inequality in the workplace and how the pandemic has impacted them on a personal level.
Just the MAGIC we need!!
Love listening to fun, real and feel good podcasts and tuning into your podcast with Jenny Powell and Kelly Pegg was just the MAGIC all Mums need right now😁💜
Just listened to the latest conversation with the legendary Arlene Phillips ... loved it !!! In a time when celebrities are created overnight it’s so refreshing to hear about all the hard work and determination someone has shown in order to succeed in their chosen profession .. Arlene was so honest and open I felt like we were listening to a friend ... love your podcast Natalie keep up the good work can’t wait till next week ... your like the female version of Life stories with Piers Morgan .
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Thank you Natalie for highlighting how fabulous my wonderful sister Jules is. This is a great podcast! I’m going to binge the rest!! Xxx